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Fifth Wheel Installation - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram pickup we'll be installing the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit, part number c16420-204. To begin our install first note we've already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire and both rear wheels. Next we'll need to remove the heat shield. To do this there are a total of five fasteners that will need to be removed. We'll go ahead and remove the fasteners, and set the fasteners and heat shield aside to be reinstalled later. Using the measurements provided with our installation kit, we'll be taking the rear base rail and set it into position.



Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2002 Dodge Ram

Today on this 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Series, were gonna install part number RP30035.Well start it off by removing the rear wheels. You dont have to do that but it makes things easier to install. Plus, you also have to remove the inner fender liners as well. Those are riveted in place so we had to drill those out. Weve also removed the spare tire additional base if we need.Now our next step would be to go ahead and start placing the rails in the bed of the truck. There are certain dimension you have to go by.



Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Series Mega Cab

Today on this 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Series Mega Cab we will be installing the signature series rail kit part number 30074. The first thing we want to do in preparation to installing our cross members under the bed is to remove our spare tire and get it out of the way so we have some more working room. The cross members we are going to be installing are going to be sitting in between the two hat channels right above the exhaust and over top of the gas tank as well. On standard models you can follow the directions to fit the cross members in from underneath the bed and just manipulate them into position. However on this mega cab model the spacing is not there for us to do that so what I am going to do is loosen up the bed and slide the cross members in from the outside of the frame directly across over the top. 00:48





Dodge Ram Pickup Fifth Wheel Questions and Answers


  • 5th Wheel Hitch Fit for 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 with Short bed Towing 9000-lb Trailer
  • The Pro Series 5th wheel hitch and installation kit you reference, parts # PS30094 and # RP30035-023, are correct fits for your 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 with 6-foot short bed. These will fit as long as your truck does not have factory overload springs or a flare-side or step-side bed. The installation kit # RP30035-023 is a semi-custom type that will require drilling for installation of the under-bed frame brackets. We do have an option that will not require drilling into the frame and that will r
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Hitch and Sidewinder Pin Box Recommendations for 2014 Dodge Ram Towing 36-Footer
  • Officially Reese does not recommend any 5th wheel hitch installation in Dodge Ram pickups that have the Rambox system due to the reduced bed width. Still, we have heard reports of successful installations in the 2014 Rambox-equipped trucks using a Sidewinder replacement pin box. The Sidewinder moves the pivot point back 22-inches behind the king pin which keeps the body of the pin box stationary within the limited available width of the Rambox bed. This configuration remains untested by Reese.
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  • Will B & W Companion Hitch Fit 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup With Factory Installed Rail Kit
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600, is designed to fit 2013-2014 Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500 trucks with either a 6 or 8 ft bed with the factory rail kit installed. I spoke with my contact at B & W and they told me that this hitch will adjust to the factory puck configuration you have in the bed of your truck. This hitch allows you full access to the bed of your truck when not towing. It has a dual-jaw design and has a towing weight capacity of 25,000 lbs. The hitch has 3 heigh
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2014 Ram 1500 with 5 Foot, 7 Inch Bed
  • The first thing you are going to need is a 5th wheel installation kit for your 2014 Ram 1500 with the 5 foot, 7 inch bed. I spoke with my contact at Curt who said that installation kit # C16305-204 will fit your truck. Since you have the very short bed a slider hitch will not offer enough clearance to allow you to make tight turns without hitting the trailer and truck cab together. Also you would have to remove the tailgate on the truck because there is not enough room for the trailer pin box
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Rail Recommendation and Installation Location for a 2014 Ram 2500
  • I am assuming you do not have the underbed rail kit in your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Megacab since you are looking for advice on where to mount the fifth wheel rails. If your truck is either a short or long bed you will want the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16426-204. In either bed length the king pin will be centered above the rear axle. The distance between the edge of the bed to the rear rail will need to be 28-1/8 inches if you have an 8 foot bed and 26-1/2 inches if you have a 6
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  • Sidewinder Wedge Recommendation for the Reese Select Plus # RP30081 20 K Hitch
  • The correct wedge for your Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP3081 is the the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Signature Series # SWW-01. This wedge is confirmed to fit your specific hitch, and it will replace the existing wedge that comes with your Sidewinder.
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  • How Much Does the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package Weigh
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600 weighs 149 lbs.
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  • Replacement Head For Husky Silver Series 16000 LB Capacity Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • We do offer the Replacement Head Assembly for Husky Silver Series, part # HT31326. This head is designed to fit the 16000 lb Husky Silver Series 5th-wheel trailer hitches. You said you have limited front to back movement on your system. If you have a short bed on your 2010 Dodge Ram and interested in a slider I recommend a Husky 10-26K Roller for Husky 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # HT32042. This slider provides an additional 10 inches of travel to help clear the cab of your truck when ma
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  • Weight of Reese R16 Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch and Install Brackets/Rails
  • Minus the packaging, the Reese # RP30869 weighs right about 160 lbs. The # RP50140-58 install kit weighs right at 60 lbs for a total of about 220 lbs. If you do not already have a 7-way installed in your truck bed, you would also need a Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness, part # 41157. I have linked you an install video for the bracket kit and the wiring.
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  • Will Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Work with a Mor/Ryde Pin Box
  • The Reese R16 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30869 accepts industry standard king pins which are used on all 5th wheel trailers so it will work with the hitch. But there are some limiting factors. For example, this R16 is a slider hitch. If the pin box you are getting is one that locks out the pivot point at the hitch and moves it back, you can still use this hitch but do not slide it back. That puts too much stress on the system. If it is an air ride pin box and not an extension like descri
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  • Installation of the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Head # RP30867 with Existing Reese 16K Pro Series Rails
  • The Reese 16K Pro-Series hitch above bed rail kits install using one of the following installation rail kits: # RP30035-023, # RP30035-186, or the # RP56011-53. These are the same installation rail kits that are used for installing the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Head # RP30867, and are rated accordingly for the increase in towing capacity too. The Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Head fits industry standard above the bed rails, like the rails you have installed in your truck. The difference in the three ki
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Reese 16K Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 with 6ft Bed
  • The additional parts that you will need will depend on what parts you plan on reusing. It is common to reuse the base rails, however Reese does not recommend reusing the frame brackets or hardware. After years of use, the bolts and frame brackets will wear and flex. Using new hardware will ensure a secure connection. For your 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab, Reese offers custom and semi-custom frame brackets, so you have a few different options. If you would like to reuse your base rails, then
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  • Will the Old Style Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch Work with a 2014 Ram 2500
  • Unfortunately the old models of the Hijacker fifth wheel hitch will not work with the 2014 Ram 2500. Hijacker was acquired by Demco a few years ago and Demco redesigned the hitch so it would work with the industry standard above-bed base rails. The older Hijacker hitches used their own mounting brackets and base rails that were exclusive to their hitches. Since the hitches were redesigned, the old style frame brackets and rails were discontinued. We do have several other trailer hitch options
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  • Can a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Tow an 11,500 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The truck's gross weight when loaded at 7,900 pounds will subtract from the gross combined weight rating which you stated is 20,000 pounds, not the payload capacity. The payload capacity is the amount of weight the bed can hold. As long as the pin weight of the trailer is under 2,340 pounds then your 2010 Ram 2500 is more than capable of towing the trailer. If needed, put some of the cargo towards the back of the trailer instead of in the truck cab or bed. Given that the trailer you are lo
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  • Below the Bed Rails 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Towing a Toy Hauler
  • For an below the bed puck system I recommend using the Reese # RP30074, in conjunction with the # R30144 5th wheel head. Please note that the under bed puck system is limited to 18,000 pounds and looking at the dry weight and cargo capacity of your 5th wheel this might not be rated high enough for you depending on your needs. One nice benefit to this system is that the 5th wheel relocation wiring is supplied with this kit. If you choose another option but still need a wiring relocation kit,
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch and Install Kit for 2013 Ram 2500 Long Bed Towing 12K Fifth Wheel
  • The # 6021 Draw-Tite 5th wheel hitch you referenced is indeed compatible with the industry standard fifth wheel rails, and given the description of the fifth wheel you mentioned, a hitch of this type would be perfect for your needs. The hitch has plenty of capacity to spare, which would be great if you upgrade to a heavier trailer in the future. Might I make a suggestion? We have the same exact hitch, part # RP30033, under the Reese brand name that includes the wiring harness w/ 7-way trailer
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  • 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation Parts Needed
  • The two parts that you referenced, the Pro-Series 5th Wheel Sliding hitch head # PS30094 and the Reese Base Rail Kit # RP50140-58 are used together to completely install a 5th wheel trailer hitch in your truck. The Pro Series Sliding hitch is the portion that attaches to the trailer, and the Reese Base Rail Kit installs attaching to your truck frame and establishes a mounting position for the hitch head to attach to. If you already have this 5th wheel hitch head, then you can use the base r
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation on 2013 Ram 3500 W/ OEM Factory Heavy Duty Trailering Package
  • By factory kit, I am assuming you mean the 4 pucks that are sunk into the truck bed. At this time, we are unaware of any fifth wheel hitch that would mount directly to the pucks installed in your truck bed. I continually hear rumors that either Ram or one of the aftermarket 5th wheel hitch manufacturers will have something available in the next year or so, but nothing is available yet. The folks from Reese do offer an adapter, part # RP30154 that would mount into the pucks. The adapter provides
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  • Where Do Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit Rails and Brackets Mount on 1997 Dodge Ram
  • On your 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 long bed you should be using 5th wheel installation kit # RP30035. On your truck with this kit you will need to measure from the rear edge of the truck bed (not the tailgate) forward 32-7/16 inches. This is where the back edge of the rear rails will be. Once you position the rear rail you can use the hitch to place the front rail. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this installation kit for you. For your truck look at sheet 16 (page 17 ove
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  • 5th Wheel And Gooseneck Adapter Recommendations For 2014 Dodge 3500 Dually With Tow Package
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and they told me that 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks with the towing package installed would require the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter, part # RP30154. This above bed system attaches to the underbed towing package. It attaches to the sockets in the factory package and furnishes above bed rails for your standard 5th-wheel hitch. They told me there is no adapter available that would eliminate the need for above bed rails when the towing package is installed. This adapte
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2014 Dodge Ram that has the Factory Prep Package
  • There are certain adapters that create more stress on the trailer frame than others. If you end up using an adapter that secures to the pin box you will want to check with the trailer manufacturer to make sure that you can use it. Since there are no 5th wheel trailers that fit the OEM prep package on the 2014 Rams, you would need to use an adapter, # RP30154, that you mentioned. It will accept any hitches that fit in industry standard above the bed rails. This is the better option.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation For 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup With Shortbed
  • The Curt Fifth Wheel, part # 16516, is a fit for your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup with a 6 ft 4 inch bed. This slider has a 4-way pivoting head and has a 16000 lb maximum trailer weight, and 4000 lb vertical load weight limit. This hitch also has 3 height settings from 15 to 17 inches, and the slider moves the hitch head 12 inches. Another note is If using a slider, this hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting. This hitch will not work in trucks with Flareside/Stepside beds For your Dod
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  • Best Way to Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer With 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 With Factory Tow Prep Package
  • Of your two choices to carry your fifth wheel trailer with your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with the towing prep package, the less expensive option is the 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter. For a converting adapter I recommend the Convert-A-Ball # CAB-C5G. This adapter has a towing capacity of 20,000 lbs and a pin weight capacity of 4,000 lbs. This adapter has height adjust-ability of 12 to 16 inches and requires a 2-5/16 inch gooseneck hitch ball. If you determine you need an adapter with an offset
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and/or Gooseneck Hitch for a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab Short Bed
  • Because a Sidewinder cannot be used with any sort of 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter, the best option is to go with a 5th wheel trailer hitch if you have to use a Sidewinder. The bed liner will most likely have to be trimmed away in the foot print of the rails plus a little extra to account for the pins to secure the 5th wheel hitch. Slide-in bed liners need to be trimmed but spray-in bed liners do not. For your 2014 Ram 3500 short bed you can use Curt installation kit # C16426-204. This i
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  • Gooseneck Adapter # 49080 For Reese Fifth Wheel Base Rails On 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • We do carry an adapter that would allow you to tow a gooseneck trailer with your fifth wheel base rails on your 2002 Dodge Ram pickup. I recommend the Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate, part # 49080. This is a 25000 lb adapter plate that simply attaches to the base rails in your pickup bed. This adapter has a 6250 lb tongue weight capacity.The center of the ball is 10-1/2 inches from one end of the plate and 14-1/2 inches from the other end which allows you to move the ball closer or further away f
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  • Will Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30143 Fit 2014 Dodge 3500 Dually with Tow Package
  • We offer the B and W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for the Ram Towing Prep Package, part # BWRVK3600, that will work with your 2014 Ram 3500 8-foot bed. This 25K-rated dual-jaw hitch installs directly into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory under-bed rails and can be easily removed for full bed access. The 25K-rated 5th wheel hitch you reference, the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30143, is intended for trucks with a compatible under-bed puck-type mounting system.
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  • Concerns About Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Dodge Ram 3500 Equipped with a Goose Neck Hitch
  • There are several ways to adapt a 5th wheel trailer to enable it to be towed with a truck that has a goose neck hitch installed. The best choice for you will depend on how often you need to change between trailer types. Some of the adapters that allow this flexibility will put more stress on the trailer frame than other types. Options are still somewhat limited for newer vehicles like your 2014 Ram. A fifth wheel adapter that bolts onto the king pin, such as Convert-A-Ball # CAB-C5G and the o
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  • Recommendation for a USA-Made 16K 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • We do offer 5th wheel hitches from B and W that are American-made. Their 16K-rated B&W Patriot, part # BWRVK3200, features dual-jaws for 360-degree king pin contact, a fully-articulating head, adjustable pivot arms, 4 height settings and compatibility with industry-standard above-bed base rails. Base rails are sold separately; for the simplest installation you can use a custom base rail kit, such as part # HT31404-686 from Husky. Please note that this base rail kit is not USA-made. The in
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  • Fifth Wheel Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • To put a hitch in your 2006 long bed Dodge Ram 3500 you are going to first need a fifth wheel installation kit to put rails in the bed of your truck. For that I recommend a custom install kit like the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50140-58. This custom kit will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling. For a hitch I would recommend the Reese 22k Fifth Wheel # RP30033. This is a similar fifth wheel hitch to the # RP30084 that you referenced with sim
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 and Husky 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 and the 16K Husky 5th wheel trailer hitch you can use Reese universal installation kit # RP30035. The included rails will accept the Husky hitch. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you and a link to the installation instructions.
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  • Recommended Husky Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Long Bed
  • For your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, Husky Towing recommends their fifth wheel install kit, using the # HT31404 hardware and # HT30686 bed rails. To install a 7-way trailer connector in the bed of your truck, I would recommend the # 51-97-411 fifth wheel wiring harness. I have linked you to an install video showing the wiring being installed on a similar Ram truck.
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  • Recommended Hitch and Fifth Wheel Install Kit for 2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Short Bed
  • For your 2008 Ram Quad Cab, I would recommend the Reese Custom Install Kit, part # RP50040-58 which is compatible with all but the Mega Cab model. The custom install kit takes about half the time to install as the # RP30035-023, and would require no drilling into the frame to install. Because you have the short bed, you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch unless your fifth wheel is fitted with a Sidewinder. The Reese # RP30083 is the sliding version of the # RP30081 you referenced. The RP3
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  • Installing Fifth Wheel Hardware Over Existing Gooseneck Plate on a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 8 foot bed
  • According to my technical contact at Reese it is not recommended to have both a gooseneck and fifth wheel hitch installed at the same time and to have both useable. The reason for this is exactly as you have indicated that the mounting hardware that secures both of the hitches to the truck uses the exact location on the truck frame. If you were to drill through the existing hardware in order to mount the fifth wheel hitch it could compromise the integrity of the gooseneck hitch. These hitches ar
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  • What 5th Wheel Hitch Fits 2003 Dodge Ram Short Bed Pulling 32 Foot 5th Wheel Trailer
  • In my research I have found that the Curt 16,000 lb 5th Wheel Hitch # 16516 should be a good choice to pull your 32 foot fifth wheel trailer. If you find your tow weights are close to or higher than the 16,000 lb unit, you will want to check out a 20,000 lb unit such as Curt # C16536. Because you have a short bed truck you will want the slider hitch to give you the necessary clearance so you will be able to maneuver 90 degree turns without clearance problems. I have attached a FAQ article
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
  • For a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with either the 5-1/2 foot or 6 foot bed you can use 5th wheel installation kit # RP30035-386. Even though this is a Reese kit the Curt hitch will fit. If you have the 5-1/2 foot bed then you would use a fixed 5th wheel hitch or you would always leave a slider in the tow position, never slide it back. And you would have to use a Sidewinder in order to have enough clearance to make tight turns. If the Curt hitch is an E5 like the one you referenced, it will work with
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  • Recommendations for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Short Bed Truck with a Gooseneck Hitch
  • Since you have a short bed truck I would not recommend you use a fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter to tow your RV. The problem will be that you will not have enough clearance to make 90 degree turns with the RV because of the lack of clearance between the front of the trailer and the cab of your truck. Some fifth wheel trailers do not recommend the use of adapters so you will want to check the owners manual of the trailer as well. Honestly the best recommendation I could give you would be to r
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  • 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Pro-Series Fifth Wheel Square Slider Hitch Installation on a Short Bed
  • The Pro-Series 5th Wheel Hitch # PS30094 is considered a compatible fit your your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 6 foot bed. To install this 5th wheel square slider hitch you will need the installation kit composed of # RP30035-386. The sliding operation of this hitch allows for additional turning clearance when using with short bed trucks. The trailer should never be towed with the slider in the rearward position. The sliding function is intended for low-speed maneuvering only. Please note t
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  • How Far Does the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Extend Beyond the Forward Rail
  • On the forward rail measuring to the center point between the 2 rails is approximately 11 inches (measuring from the center of the forward rail to the center of the hitch jaws). When slid forward the full 10 inches, the center of the hitch jaws will be 21 inches back from the center of the forward rail.
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  • How to Determine if Rails are Standard Fifth Wheel Rails
  • It sounds like you could have a set of standard fifth wheel rails that most manufacturers use for their fifth wheel hitches to install into. The different manufacturers all make their own brand of rail kit, but they all have basically the same dimensions so that other manufacturers hitches would fit into them. Check out the picture I attached to see dimensions of standard rails and compare them to yours. If you do determine that you do have standard size rails the Curt E5 5th Wheel Trailer Hi
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  • Will a Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch # HTM31326 Fit Both a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 and 1997 Ram 2500 8 ft Bed
  • The Husky 5th Wheel 16,000 pound Silver Series # HT31326-31314 when used in conjunction with the Husky 5th wheel installation kit # HT31404-323 is confirmed as a fit for your 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 with an 8 foot bed. Since you will be re-installing this 5th wheel I would like to caution you that you the mounting hardware is intended for a single use application only, and is not intended to be re-used. If you need the bed rails and hardware mounting kit for use in you 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 the Hu
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  • Will a Curt R5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • You can use the Curt slider 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16516 in a 2013 Dodge Ram with the 5-1/2 foot bed. However, you will have to keep in locked in the tow position and then use a Sidewinder on the trailer to provide 22 inches of additional extension in order to make tight turns. In order to determine if there is a Sidewinder that will fit, you will need to look at the pin box manufacturer and model number on the pin box itself. Then you can look up the pin box information in our Sidewinde
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  • What 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Single Cab with 8-Foot Bed Towing 30-Foot Camper
  • The Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Rails and Installation Kit, part # PS30128, is an economical universal-fit item that will work in your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8-foot bed. This is a complete 5th wheel system that includes the 5th wheel hitch head assembly, base rails and a universal installation kit. However, a better option is a custom base rail/bracket installation kit. Custom kits will cut your installation time in half. The Pro Series 15k hitch head # PS30093 and custom insta
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  • Installation Kit for a 5th Wheel in a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The install kit you need to complete your installation for your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed is either the Curt part # C16420-104 which has a gloss finish or Curt part # C16420-204 which has a carbide finish. The Curt E5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw, part # 16516, that you reference is basically designed for a short bed, however, you can use it on your long bed, but, it is very unlikely that you will need to use the sliding feature of the hitch to make 90 degree turns
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  • What Installation Kit for Mounting RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Hitch in 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • We offer the Reese Universal Base Rail and 10-Bolt Installation Kit, part # RP30035. This kit is fully compatible with your RBW Lil Rocker 5th wheel hitch and includes all hardware, L-brackets and above-bed base rails. I have included links to an installation video and to the written instructions for this product. If your Ram is equipped with overload springs, you can also use the custom-fit Reese Mounting Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram, part # RP58186, which replaces the L-brackets included in th
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  • Comparing Husky Silver Series 5th-Wheel Hitch HT31326-32042 to Reese R16 for a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The # HT31326-32042 Husky Silver Series fifth-wheel hitch and # RP30869 Reese R16 hitch are fairly similar as far as construction quality, but there are a couple notable differences. First, the Husky hitch uses a single jaw to wrap around the trailer king pin while the R16 has two jaws that fully encircle the king pin. Both jaw styles are intended to make as much contact with the king pin as possible, but the R16 jaws offer more surface contact and would keep the clanking noise down better whe
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab Short Bed
  • On a short bed truck like your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500, you will need a slider hitch. But first, you will need an installation kit. I recommend the custom installation kit # RP50140-58 because it installs in less time and requires less drilling. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. Because clearance between the truck cab and the trailer will be a concern on a short bed truck when making tight turns, I recommend a round tube slider because they offer the most travel (12
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  • Will a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch fit the Valley Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Adapter Plate
  • The Valley gooseneck to 5th wheel adapter # V70880 is compatible with the following 5th wheel trailer hitches: Valley: 15,000-lb, 16,000-lb and 20,000-lb capacities Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese: 15,000-lb, 16,000-lb and 18,000-lb capacities Curt: 16,000-lb capacity So it will be compatible with trailer hitch # RP30047. The adapter is designed to work with Valley Stow-A-Ball gooseneck trailer hitches. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the adapter for you to
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  • Will the Holland Inverted Fifth Wheel Hitch # FW0001 Install Upside Down on Truck Bed
  • I spoke with my contact at Holland and confirmed that the Inverted Fifth Wheel Hitch, # FW0001, can be used upside down to mount in your truck bed. To install this hitch head on the bed of your truck, you will need to mount the hitch to a steel plate and frame supports to secure the plate to the frame of your truck. I recommend bolting the frame supports to a 1/4 inch x 40 inches x 26 inches steel plate and the frame supports can be bolted to your truck frame using grade 8, 1/2 inch bolts. Yo
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 and Reese Pro Series 15K Hitch
  • For your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 and Pro Series 5th wheel trailer hitch, you can use Reese semi-custom installation kit # RP30035-023. It will fit on short or long beds. If you do have a short bed, you would need a slider hitch to provide additional clearance for making tight turns. You can add a slider to the Pro Series head using # RP30092. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the kit for you to view.
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  • Will a Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in Valley Above the Bed Rails on a 1999 Dodge Ram
  • Yes, the Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16115, will fit Valley rails. It will fit in Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, Husky, or Valley above the bed rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this hitch for you to view. This hitch is rated for 16,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 4,000 pounds pin weight. Be sure to consult the truck owners manual for the towing capacities of the truck.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • With the 5.6 foot bed, a sliding hitch will not provide enough clearance between the trailer loft and the rear of your cab for your to make sharp turns. You will need to use a standard, non-sliding hitch in conjunction with a Sidewinder replacement pin box installed on your fifth wheel. The non-sliding version of the R16 hitch, part # RP30866 would be a great choice for you, as long as the fully loaded and ready to tow weight of your fifth wheel does not exceed 16,000 lbs. You will also need
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  • Will the Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in Husky Above the Bed Rails
  • The R16 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30869 will fit industry-standard, above-bed rails from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley. At one time Husky was part of Valley so it is possible that it will fit the Husky rails. To determine fit I have included a picture that shows the measurements and spacing of the rails that will fit. Compare these to your Husky rails.
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  • How Does the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install
  • Installation of the Reese low-profile hitch # RP30054 is a custom installation that requires a qualified professional welder to install a 1/2 inch thick steel plate under the bed. The plate needs to be welded and bolted on. I have linked the instructions for you to view. This hitch is designed for flat bed trucks that set on cab and chassis frames. If you have a regular bed then there are better options. If you have a pickup bed, because the Low Profile hitch sits rather low, you would most
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  • Should Fifth Wheel Rails Be Masked Off When Installing a Spray-In Bedliner
  • At the very least you would want to mask off where the hitch attaches to the rails, but if it where me I would just mask the rails completely. That way if you ever decided you wanted to remove the rails from your truck you would not have bedliner over the installation hardware.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider, Rails and Install Kit # PS30129 that you referenced comes with everything you would need except for wiring. For that you would want a Draw-Tite Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 20110. This is a wiring harness that will plug into the 7-way you have at the rear of your vehicle and route to the bed of your truck where you will install another 7-way to allow you to plug your fifth wheel trailer harness in to. You should be set for everything with t
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  • Reese Custom Installation Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500
  • It sounds like you will need Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit # RP50140. This is a custom install bracket kit that is custom designed to work on your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 and would install in about half the time when compared to a universal kit. This kit will work well with the industry standard Reese rails that you purchased.
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  • Forward and Backward Movement of Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch # C16546 on 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
  • If this noise occurs during starts and stops or any time there may be back and forth movement of the trailer then it is normal to get some metal to metal contact as the trailer king pin bumps around in the jaws of the hitch. The dual jaw design of the Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # C16546, is secure but it is not so tight that it will eliminate all movement. The movement that you are referring to is the fore and aft movement at the fifth wheel head/cross section. Some fifth wheel hitches migh
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • We have quite a few different fifth wheel hitch and installation kit options that will work with your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab. You can definitely use the Curt E5 sliding fifth wheel hitch, # 16516, that you referenced which has a 16,000 lb weight capacity. This is one of our most economically priced hitches next to the Pro Series 15K sliding hitch, # PS30094, which will also work with your truck. If you choose to go with the Curt E5 hitch, you will also need an installation kit. We offe
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Towing a 2008 Cyclone M-3210
  • When choosing a fifth wheel hitch, you should choose a hitch that has a weight capacity greater than the fully loaded or gross weight of your trailer. If your 2008 Cyclone M-3210 will remain under 16,000 lbs when it is loaded with your cargo, then you can use your Reese 16K slider hitch. To determine this, you will want to take the weight of all of the cargo that you plan on loading in the trailer and add that the the dry weight of the trailer. If the gross trailer weight will exceed 16,000 l
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Options for a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • There are several different 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits for a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed, see link. There is semi-custom kit # RP30035-023 and # C16303-200. There are also custom kits: # RP50040-58 and # C16419-204. I have included links to the instructions for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • For a 5th wheel trailer hitch, it really depends on what features you want and how much the trailer weighs. If you will be needing to use the bed when not towing the trailer and want an underbed mount, you would use # RP30074. Then you could use the Reese Elite Series hitch, 18K, # RP30144. This is the Reese top of the line hitch with the most secure jaw, 4-Way pivoting head, and wide 9 inch funnel. If you want to go with above the bed rails and a hitch that is more economical, I recomm
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • For a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed, I recommend the custom installation kit, # RP50140-58. This kit will reduce the installation time because it comes with custom fit brackets and drilling is minimized. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Reese Signature Series Under Bed 5th Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2002 Dodge Ram
  • The correct underbed installation kit for your 2002 Dodge Ram would be the Draw-Tite Underbed Installation Kit # RP30069. Once this kit is installed you would be able to install the 16k Signature Series 5th Wheel Hitch in your truck bed. I attached installation instructions for you to check out also. You will need to remove your B and W gooseneck hitch before you can install this kit as they both install in the same area. Once you have the underbed kit installed you could use a Reese Elite
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit and Instructions for a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • First, you are going to need a 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit for a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 in order to mount hitch # RP30051. For your truck you will need the universal installation kit # RP30035. I have included a link to the installation instructions as well as a link to a video that shows installing the kit and a 5th wheel hitch on a 2002 Dodge Ram for you.
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  • Will the RBW X-16 5th Wheel Hitch Fit on a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
  • The RBW X-16 fifth wheel hitch will transfer from a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 to your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab as long as the base rails in your 2010 Ram are industry standard above-bed base rails. If you do not already have base rails installed in your truck, then you could install the Reese Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50083-58, in your truck which is compatible with your RBW X-16 fifth wheel hitch. This kit includes industry standard base rails, but also has vehicle specific
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 15K Pro Series Hitch on a 2004 Dodge Ram
  • Fifth wheel trailer hitches are not vehicle specific but the installation kits can be. The short bed 2004 Dodge Ram requires a semi-custom or custom kit. For the semi-custom kit on a 1500 use # RP30035-386 (will not fit dual exhaust models). For the custom kit use # RP50083-58 (will not fit crew cab models). For a semi-custom kit on a 2500 or 3500, use # RP30035-186. For the custom kit use # RP50140-58 (Will fit trucks with or without overload springs EXCEPT it will not fit trucks having
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  • Will a Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit RBW X18 Rails
  • The Curt Q20 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16130, works with industry-standard rails from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley. These rails have mounting slots that are 22 inches apart on center front to back. Side to side there are 3 sets of mounting slots that are 10, 20-1/2, and 29 inches apart on center. i have included a picture showing the measurements. You will need to measure your RBW rails to determine if the Curt hitch will fit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendations for a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500
  • If your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 has a short bed or long bed, you can use the Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # C16420-204. If you like the Q20, if you have a LONG bed, use the standard version, # C16130. For a SHORT bed, use the slider version, # C16536 The Q20 hitch features a dual jaw design for added king pin contact and security. The head is a full floating head that is also cushioned for the best ride and easy hook-ups. This hitch would be a good choice for your truck and the t
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit and Accessories Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The new Dodge you plan on getting would be an excellent choice to tow a 5th wheel trailer. For an installation kit on a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500, you can use installation kit # RP30035-186. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. The hitch you have selected, # RP30081, is a good choice. The 20K capacity will handle either trailer you mentioned and you will have enough capacity should you decide to upgrade to something heavier in the future. I have included a link to a vide
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  • Is a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Required for a Heartland Big Country Trailer on a 2008 Dodge Ram
  • The Heartland Big Country 5th wheel trailers have an extended pinbox and a recessed and rounded overhang at the bottom so it is possible but not guaranteed that you will not have to have a slider. However, I still recommend a slider for a few reasons. First, you never know what you might tow and you do not want to be caught in a jam where you will need a slider hitch. Second, depending on the length of your short bed, you may still need a slider hitch to safely make 90 degree turns. The cu
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer be Towed with a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5 Foot 7 Inch Bed
  • Towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a 2010 Dodge Ram Pickup with 5 foot 7 inch bed is definitely possible. Beds shorter than 6 feet require the addition of a Sidewinder replacement pin box for the fifth-wheel trailer you will be towing. To select the correct Sidewinder pin box, see link, you will need to determine the manufacturer and model number of the pin box on your trailer. Once you have selected a trailer and Sidewinder, you will need to install a stationary 5th wheel hitch in the bed of
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  • Will the Curt E5 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in Reese Above the Bed Rails
  • The Curt E5 5th wheel trailer hitch, # C16115, does fit in Reese above the bed rails. I have included a link to the installation details for you. If you want to go with a Curt installation kit if your 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 does NOT have a Mega Cab, use # C16419-204. If it does have a Mega Cab, use # C16420-204.
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  • Can Head of Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # PS30130 Be Removed from Legs to Reduce Weight
  • On the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # PS30130, the only other thing you may be able to do is remove the head from the cross member. The cross member sits on the legs and the head sits on the cross member. You can unbolt the head from the cross member but it would be easier to just unbolt the cross member from the legs. That will reduce the weight a little for you.
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  • Will Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch with Rails and Install Kit # PS30130 fit a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The Pro Series 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch with Rails and Installation Kit, part # PS30130, will fit your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 Crew Cab Dually Long Bed if you do not have overload springs. This kit contains the Pro Series 16K Hitch, part # PS30089, with the Reese Universal Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP30035. If you have overload springs on your Ram 3500, many of the 3500 models have them, you can use the # RP30130 hitch and install kit but you will also need to use the Reese Semi-Cus
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 HD
  • First, I would recommend that any remaining parts from the old kit be removed by a qualified professional. The reason is that we do not know their condition or capacity and it may not be compatible or safe to use them. For the absolute minimal drilling I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50140-58. The brackets are designed to match factory holes in the truck to minimize installation time. I have included a link to the installation instructions for y
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  • Recommendation for Fifth Wheel Hitch on a 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab With 5 Foot 7 Inch Bed
  • Since you have a 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab short bed truck which measures under 6 foot, you will need to use a Sidewinder King Pin with Rotating Turret with a fixed fifth wheel hitch. A Sidewinder will move the pivot point of the trailer rearward 22 inches and provide the needed clearance to make turns. You will need to order the Sidewinder with a rotating turret specific to your fifth-wheel trailer pin box. If you can send me the make and model number of the fifth-wheel pin box on your fifth
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  • Slider Base for a 20K Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Brackets for a 2009 Dodge Ram
  • I can certainly help you with the parts you will need. First, to make sure everything is compatible, you will need the model number of the hitch head and/or its age. There are 2 different types of sliders available if your 5th wheel head is compatible. There is a square tube slider, # RP30048, and a round tube slider, # RP50008. The round tube slider has 2 more inches of travel (12 total inches of travel) than the square tube so I would go with it. I have included a link to the installation d
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  • Can a 2011 Dodge 1500 Crew Cab Short Bed Tow a Fifth Wheel
  • Due to the short bed on your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab, the only way you will be able to successfully tow a fifth wheel trailer without having the front of the trailer loft strike the rear of the cab during turns would be to use a Sidewinder extended pin box. The Sidewinder relocates the pivot point from the connection of the hitch and the king pin to the point where the pin box connects to the trailer, thus providing 22 inches of additional clearance between the rear of the cab and the trail
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  • Is the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider Compatible with a 2007 Dodge Ram Long Bed
  • Yes, a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider # RP30084 should work in a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab truck. You would first need a Reese Rail Kit # RP50140-58 installed onto your vehicle, but once installed you could put the # RP30084 into the rails and be ready to tow a fifth wheel hitch. Typically, long bed trucks will not use slider hitches since they usually do not need the additional clearance that a slider can provide, but there is no reason that it would not work in the
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  • Can a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Used in a Long Bed 2005 Dodge Ram 3500
  • It might help with turning and backing up to use a slider hitch on a long bed truck but should not be necessary. In the interest of the safest and best ride, it is best to go with a stationary 5th wheel trailer hitch. If the trailer overhang is not close to making contact with the back of the truck cab when taking sharp turns, a slider is really not necessary. However, if it is within 4 inches or under when making tight turns, a slider hitch would be needed. I cannot imagine that with a long
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  • Lubrication Type Procedure and Frequency for the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30096
  • To lubricate the fifth-wheel head on the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # PS30096, you will need to use all purpose grease, # L11302, and apply it at the slide for the jaw and all 4 of the pivot points. Repeat this application monthly during use. You should also lubricate the wear plate each time you hitch up with Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Plate Grease, # L10337 or use a lube plate, # RP83002. For the slider assembly you should coat the top & side surfaces of slide tube and roller holes
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  • Recommendation of Fifth Wheel Hitch For a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed Towing a 12,000-Lb Montana
  • For your 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab Short Bed towing a Montana 5th Wheel, the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, part # RP30051, you have referenced is a good choice. It has a 16,000-lb maximum trailer weight capacity and a 4,000-lb vertical load weight capacity and has an adjustable height of 15 inches to 18 inches. It is a square tube slider that will travel 10 inches from front to back. To install the hitch on your Dodge Ram you will need the Custom Installation Kit with Ra
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  • Instructions and Replacement Parts for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Round Tube Slider
  • I do have the instructions that you need for the Reese Round Tube Slider, # RP50008. I have included a link to them for you to view. We carry numerous replacement parts for 5th wheel trailer hitches. I have also provided a link to the 5th wheel trailer hitch accessories and replacement parts main page for you.
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  • Can I Install Valley 16K 5th Wheel Hitch # V70540 In 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed Truck
  • The Valley 16K 5th Wheel Hitch will install into your 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed, with the proper installation and rail kit, Valley Custom Installation Kit, part # V55340R. However, since you have a short bed truck, you would also need to use a Sidewinder king pin to provide enough clearance from the cab of the truck to the trailer when making turns. A Sidewinder will replace your existing pin box and move the pivot point of the trailer back 22 inches (see FAQ). There is another option tho
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  • Will The Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch # PS30128 Fit My 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck
  • Yes, the item you selected, Pro Series Fifth Wheel, part # PS30128, is a universal fit item and will work on your 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup. However, I would recommend using a custom install kit, to reduce the amount of drilling and cut your installation time in almost half. If you have your 2007 Dodge Ram has an 8 foot bed, I would recommend the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # PS30093, RP50040-58. This is the same hitch, but with a custom installation kit. If your Dodge Ram has a 6
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • If your 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 has the 6 foot bed, there is an installation kit and hitch that will allow you to remove the hitch and have complete access to the truck bed with no rails to get in the way. You would use the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, # RP30074. I have included a link to the installation details and a video showing a typical installation for you to view. With this installation kit, the only 5th wheel trailer hitch you can use is the Reese Elite Series Slider, # RP30144.
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  • Recommendation for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • First, you will need the proper installation kit. I recommend a custom installation kit because they install in about half the time over a universal kit. or a kit that fits all models and trims of the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab, I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16420-204. For a 5th wheel hitch, a lot depends on the weight of the trailer. For a 16k hitch, I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, # RP30051. For a larger 20k hitch, I re
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  • Are valley 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # V70540 and 5th Airborne King # RP61422 Compatible
  • The Valley 16K Double Pivot Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, # V70540, and the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret, # RP61422, are compatible with each other. I have included a link to the installation details for the hitch, and for the custom installation kit, # V55340R, for you to view. For the 5th Airborne, you will need to make sure that it is compatible with the pin box on the trailer. This 5th Airborne is made to fit the following pin boxes: Fabex 663
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  • Reese 22k 5th Wheel # RP3033 Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs, item # RP30054, is designed for installation on medium duty truck applications such as Freightliner or Ford F-650. It is NOT intended for light duty pick-up trucks like your 2006 Dodge Ram. For your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup you would want a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30033, RP50140-58. This is the most heavy duty hitch that is available for your Ram with its towing capacity of 22,000 lbs. I attached installation instru
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  • Position of the Pins that Secure a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch to the Rails
  • If you look at some of the pictures and videos featuring 5th wheel trailer hitches and installations on our site, you may see that the pins are in from the back with the clips on the outside. Basically, it is easier to get the clip off and on when it is on the outside.
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  • Reese Elite 18K 5th Wheel Hitch RP30144 and Rail Kit RP30074 Compatibility with a 2011 Dodge Ram
  • The Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider and Wiring Harness, part # RP30144, and Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30074, would be a very good choice for your 2011 Dodge Ram. On trucks with beds shorter than 8 feet, it is recommended that you install a fifth wheel hitch that has a slider in it to give you additional clearance during tight cornering. I attached an FAQ article below on fifth wheel hitches that you should find informative. I attache
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  • What Do I Need to Pull a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 With a 6 Foot Bed
  • Yes, there are ways for a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel with a 6 foot bed to tow a fifth wheel trailer. The first issue you will run into is clearance for making sharp turns. A lot of people with 6 foot beds will use fifth wheel hitches that have sliders in them to allow them to temporarily relocate the fifth wheel hitch while cornering tightly. You would need a Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, part # PS30094, and a Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installa
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
  • A 5th wheel trailer hitch is not necessarily vehicle specific but the installation kits are. Valley does not offer an installation kit for the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 but you can use a Reese or Curt installation kit with the Valley Hitch, # V70480. I recommend a custom installation kit because the estimated installation time is much lower (2.5 hours or less) compared to a universal kit (5 hours). Since you have a crew cab model, I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16422-2
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  • Valley Gilder 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • The correct Valley 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed is # V55110R. I have included a link to the installation instructions that show the rail placement and explain installation in detail. The Valley 16K Double Pivot Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Glider, # V70480, that you have referenced is compatible with the install kit and your truck. I have included a link to the installation details for the hitch as well. I have also included a link to the other 5th wheel tr
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  • Determining Which 5th Wheel Hitch To Use For a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab with 6ft Bed
  • You could either use a slider type fifth-wheel hitch, or if your pin box is compatible you could use a Sidewinder king pin with a fixed position fifth-wheel hitch on your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500. For a slider fifth-wheel hitch, I would recommend Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider, part # RP30083 and Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50140-58. The round tube slider provides 12 inches of movement to provide extra clearance when making sharp turns
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  • Should I Build my Boat Trailer as a Gooseneck or 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Some people prefer the fifth wheel hitch over the goose neck as it spreads the weight out in the bed of your truck a little more than the gooseneck does. To determine if your truck could handle towing your boat and trailer I would recommend consulting the owners manual of your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500. It would also be easier to hitch up to a fifth wheel hitch because its easier to back up to and hitch up to a fifth wheel than it is a gooseneck. The reason for that is that you have limited vis
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  • What Installation Kit Is Needed To Install Reese Elite Hitch # RP30142 On A 2011 Dodge Ram 3500
  • To install The Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - 18,000 lbs, part # RP30142, on your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 4wd you will need the 8 foot bed and the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30074. This is a custom install kit that uses under bed rails and allows complete access to the truck bed when the hitch is removed. The 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 4wd also would have used the Reese installation kit # RP30074 when using the Reese Elite fifth wheel hitch # RP30
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  • Installation Instructions For Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch with Slider # PS30129 On 2008 Dodge Ram
  • I am including the installation instructions for the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP30035. This part is the universal base rails and mounting brackets that will be installed on your 2008 Dodge Ram. This part will allow you to attach the fifth wheel slider to your vehicle. Also, I am sending the installation instructions for the Reese Pro Series Fifth Wheel Slider w/ Rollers for 15K and 16K Head, part # RP30092. This part is the slider that the fifth wheel head woul
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  • Comparing and Contrasting Pro Series 20k 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # PS30119 and # RP30081
  • Both the Pro Series 5th Wheel trailer hitch, # PS30119 and # RP30081, would be a good choice for a 20,000 pound capacity trailer hitch. The double jaw on the PS30119 works well to completely surround the king pin and reduce play at the connection. The jaw on the RP30081 is not like some 5th wheel trailer hitches that use a slide bar. A slide bar will allow more play and movement. The jaw on the RP30081 completely wraps around the king pin for a stronger connection and less movement. Both
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • Ideally, you would not want to mix parts by using different rails and brackets from one manufacturer and a hitch from another. However, the 5th wheel installation kits we carry are compatible with Husky 5th wheel trailer hitches so you will be able to use them. Currently, the available 5th wheel installation kit for a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab is the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16420-104. This kit does include rails. I recommend using the Curt rails since they are designe
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The best option for the Curt E5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16115, and your 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed is the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram, # C16420-104. This kit requires a lot less drilling than a universal kit which means you save a lot of time on installation. The estimated install time for this kit is a mere 1-1/2 hours. I have included a link to the installation details below. You can look at all of the available 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation kit c
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Sidewinder Required for 5th Wheel Towing 2010 Dodge Ram 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • With a bed less than 6 feet long, you will need to take some measurements to make sure you will be able to execute 90 degree turns safely. Since your bed is so short, a sidewinder and stationary 5th wheel hitch will be required. The correct sidewinder depends of the make and model of the pin box on the trailer. You should also contact the trailer manufacturer to make sure the trailer frame can withstand the stress of a sidewinder. First, measure the distance from the center of the hitch jaw
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  • Calculating Clearance Between 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed Cab and Gooseneck Horse Trailer
  • The gooseneck horse trailer is best towed using a gooseneck trailer hitch. For a gooseneck hitch, I recommend the Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Kit, # 9464-35. With this hitch installed you can flip the ball over when not in use to have full access to the bed floor. I have included links to the installation details and a video installation on a similar vehicle. When towing a gooseneck (or 5th wheel) trailer with a short bed truck like your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, the
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  • Is The Valley Fifth Wheel, # V70480, And # 70487, The Same Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Valley Fifth Wheel, # V70480, and the model # V70487, are the same Valley 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Glider. The difference is the # V70487 includes the installation rails and brackets. We do not use the part # V70487 in our system. The Valley Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # V55340R, would be the part for the installation rails and brackets on your 2008 Dodge Ram.
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  • What Type of Grease Is Recommended for Fith Wheel Hitches
  • As a general all-purpose Fifth Wheel Grease, I recommend the UltraLube Biobased Fifth Wheel Grease, part # L10337. Two of the packets would simply be placed on the fifth wheel hitch plate on either side of the funnel, then hitch the trailer. The grease packets will burst on their own. I prefer the Nylon lube plates from Draw-Tite for the head surface, part # RP83001. If you use the lube plate, you can avoid using grease.
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  • Parts Required for 5th Wheel Installation on a 2009 Dodge 1500 4 Door Pickup
  • The Pro Series 15K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Universal Installation Kit, item # PS30130, comes with all of the installation hardware that is needed to install the hitch in the bed of a Quad Cab 4-door truck. If you have a Crew or Mega Cab truck then you will also need the # RP58386 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Brackets - Dodge Ram 1500. There are two kits available without a hitch to install fifth-wheel rails in the bed of a 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup. The easiest to install
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Accessories for 2009 Dodge Ram Short Bed
  • The Reese 16K, part # RP30051 would be a good choice. The Reese model has the benefit of a head that pivots side to side as well as fore and aft. This can help make hitching and unhitching easier on terrain that is not perfectly level. These hitch recommendations assume that your truck has the 6 foot bed. For your Ram 1500, you would also need the Custom Installation Kit, part # RP50083-58. The brackets on this install kit are specifically designed for your Dodge Ram 1500 and utilize existin
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  • Which Reese Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit Fits a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese, and in addition to the # PS30857, you will need Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails, # RP30035. If your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 has overload springs, you will need an additional bracket kit, # RP58186. The 5th wheel hitch you referenced is a slider and is for a short bed. If you have a long bed, you can use a regular, fixed type 5th wheel, # PS30855, and the same installation kit. If your truck bed is less than 6 feet long, you w
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  • Where to Install Universal Hitch Kit Rails on 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed for Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • On the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed to use the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider by Reese, # RP30051 you would need to use the Draw-Tite Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails, # RP30035. The measurement for the short bed would be 28-7/16 inches from the rear edge of truck bed to rear edge of rear base rail. I am sending you a link to the installation instructions for your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. It will be on page 14 of the instructions.
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  • Jaws will not Lock Open for Hitching Up on a Reese 22K Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The hitch jaws do not need to be open when hitching. As you back the truck toward the trailer, the king pin will spread the jaws open and they will close on the pin as soon as it is in position. See figures 10-12 on page 6 of the hitch instructions. There is a latch on the side of the hitch that should lock the handle in place when towing. See figure 16 on page 7 of the instructions. In case you do not have the instructions any longer, I have added a link to them below. When un-hitching, y
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  • Parts Needed to Move Fifth-Wheel Hitch to a 2010 Dodge 3500 Crew Cab Dually
  • If your 15K Reese Pro Series fifth-wheel included the universal rail installation kit and you are just wanting to move the universal kit into your new truck, replacement hardware for the kit would be part # 58164. You will also need to replace two of the frame brackets with part # RP58186. To move your current fifth wheel to your 2010 Dodge 3500, you could also install fifth-wheel rail kit # 50140-58. You would not need additional spacers or adapters, as this kit is custom fit to the 2010
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit Options for a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually
  • There are quite a few options for towing a 5th Wheel trailer with your 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually. To determine the best hitch for your truck, it depends on the bed size. For a 6 foot bed, I recommend 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, # RP30051. This is a 16,000 capacity hitch with a slider. I have included a link to the instructions below. We also have two 20K capacity hitches, part # RP30083 and part # RP30084. All of these hitches will work with Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
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  • 1993 Dodge Ram Fifth Wheel Rail Installation Kit for a Reese RP30047 5th-Wheel
  • You would use universal fifth-wheel rail installation kit # RP30035 to install rails on your 1993 Dodge Ram. You will have to drill to install this kit, as no custom brackets are available for your vehicle. I have included a link to the installation instructions to give you an idea of where and how much you will be drilling. Plastic bedliners do have to be cut for installation, but if you have a spray-in bed liner this would not need to be cut.
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  • Does the 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30047 Come with Rails and Brackets for a 2010 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • The 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30047, does not come with rails and brackets. You will need an installation kit. You can use Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # RP30035-186. I have included instructions for this kit below. This kit will fit 2500 or 3500 series Dodge Rams with 6 or 8 foot beds. For a Dodge Ram 1500, use # RP30035-386.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit for 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Longbed
  • The Universal Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP30035 would be used to install the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch on your 1998 Dodge Ram. With a long bed truck, a sliding hitch is really not necessary as you should have no clearance problems. If you already have the hitch and are moving it from a different vehicle, make sure that the hitch is moved fully forward while towing. Having the hitch slid to the rear while towing could significantly lighten the weight applied to the front truck axl
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  • What Is Needed to Tow a 21 Ft. Fifth Wheel with a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 Short Bed
  • The first thing you will need is an install kit. A fifth wheel install kit provides a set of brackets that attach to the truck frame under the truck bed and a set of rails that bolt through the bed to the brackets. The rails sit in the bed and the actual hitch is pinned to these rails. The installation kit for your truck is part # RP30035 from Reese. I have added a link to the kit and the instructions below. See page 14 of the instructions for your particular vehicle. Once you have the ins
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  • Will the Reese Select Plus 18k 5th Wheel Hitch Work in My Husky Rails
  • The center to center measurement for mounting the Select Plus 18K Fifth Wheel Hitch, item # 30081, is 21-15/16 inches and will fit in your Husky bed rails.
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  • Instructions for 5th Wheel Hitch Install on a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500
  • You will need the Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails, item # RP30035, to install a fifth-wheel hitch in your 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 long bed. Page number 14 of the instructions (see link) shows the location and placement of the fifth wheel rails in the bed of the pickup, for your model. Along with this installation kit you could use the 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch by Reese, item # RP30047, and the Valley Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness with 7-Pole - Dodge with Fa
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  • Installation instructions for the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500
  • To determine the mounting location for the brackets and rails in the bed of your 2003 Dodge Ram 3500, you will need to measure 28-3/8 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed towards the truck cab. This will be the location of the rear most edge of the rear rail. This measurement will get you started and from there you will need to follow the installation instructions that come with the hitch. For the 2003 Dodge 3500 you can use the CURT Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # C163
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for Short Bed, 5 foot 7 inch, 2009 Dodge Ram Crew Cab
  • For your 2009 Dodge Ram with a 5 foot 7 inch bed you will need to use a standard fifth wheel hitch and a Sidewinder with Rotating Turret to pull a fifth wheel trailer and avoid contact issues between the vehicle and trailer. You will need to know the manufacturer and model number of your pin box to determine which sidewinder will fit your trailer and then order the Sidewinder with the proper towing capacity for your setup. To determine if a Sidewinder will work for your vehicle and trailer s
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation Dimensions for a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
  • If your Ram has the long bed, the bed rails would need to be installed with the rear-most rail 32-7/16 inches forward of the rear edge of the truck bed. For a short bed, that measurement would be 28-7/16 inches forward of the rear edge of the bed. This would mount the hitch so that the trailer king pin would be approximately 2 inches forward of the rear axle center. For reference, I will include a link to the installation instructions, which you can find below. The information specific to your m
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  • Which Fifth Wheel Hitch for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Pickup with a Short Bed
  • The custom install kit for the 1500 and 2500 model is actually the same. The 16K Fifth Wheel with Slider, part # RP30051 would work great. If your Ram is NOT equipped with the overload springs, use install kit # RP50140-58. If your truck does have the overload springs, use install kit # RP30035-186. As far as a brake controller goes, you cannot go wrong with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. Not only is the Prodigy our best selling brake controller, it is also very easy to use and set
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup with a Short Bed
  • The custom install kit for the 1500 and 2500 model is actually the same. If this is the only fifth wheel trailer you are going to tow, and you do not mind having the mounting rails permanently mounted in your truck bed, the 15K Fifth Wheel with Slider, part # PS30094 would work great. The install kit for your vehicle is part # RP50140-58. Click on the provided link to view the install instructions.
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