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Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit Installation - 2004 Ford F-150

Today on this 2004 Ford F-150 we are going to install part number RP30080, we are also going to install part number 49080 from Draw-Tite. This is their Pro Series 25K gooseneck plate for fifth wheel rails. The first thing we need to do is get the vehicle up in the air a little bit to lower the suspension so it will be easier to get to the frame and tighten the bolts. We also lowered the spare tire too to give us a little extra room if we need to. The first thing we are going to do is mark our location for our rail that goes towards the back of the bed and we are going to measure from the back edge of the bed itself up to the back edge of the rail as described in the instructions. We are going to take our rail and line it up with those two marks and then you want to even it out left and right. 00:44



Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2010 Ford F-150

Today on this 2010 Ford F-150 we are going to install fifth wheel bracket kit part number V55080 from Valley. The first thing we are going to start off with is mounting the bracket to the frame of the vehicle. In this case it does not seem like we have to lower the exhaust or move the spare tire. We will show you where the bracket mounts up to the frame. It is going to be using these two existing holes in the frame and there will be a U-bolt that will be holding everything together up front and it will sit like this on the vehicle. Take it down and install the hardware and put our bracket in place. 00:33





Ford F-150 Fifth Wheel Questions and Answers


  • Is Fifth-Wheel Installation Kit Available For 2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab Pickup Truck
  • I spoke with my contacts for fifth wheel hitches about your 2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab. The test-fit has not been completed for the 2015 yet so they do not have any installation kits that would be available. My contact at Reese told me that they expect the kits to be available by mid-December. The kit they will be releasing is part # RP50086-18. This will be a custom installation kit and include the inbed rails for a fifth wheel hitch. The hitch I recommend is part # RP30047. This hitch...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rails for a 2006 Ford F350 with a 6 3/4 bed?
  • Since you have a short bed 2006 Ford F 350 you will need a slider hitch so that you can make tight turns. The one I like the most and would recommend for you is the Reese R20 with Slider part # RP30870. This hitch has a round tube slider which by design operates smoother than a square tube slider, has a cushioned head to provide a smooth ride, and uses a 2 piece jaw that provides 360 degrees of contact with the king pin to eliminate chucking. This hitch also has a 20k capacity. Check...
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  • Brackets and Hardware to Move 5th Wheel Rails to a 2014 Ford F-150
  • You can reuse parts of the installation kit that came with # PS30128 on your 2014 Ford F-150. But would will also need a few additional brackets and replacement hardware since the L-brackets alone will not be fully compatible with your new truck. You will need to add bracket kit # RP58426 to be able to install the kit on your 2014 Ford F-150. And for replacement hardware use # 58164.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F150 5-1/2 ft bed
  • To determine if your 2004 ford f-150 crew cab xlt 4x4 5ft.6 in. short bed pick-up can tow a 2005 carri-lite 36slx5 fifth wheel 36 ft. long you will first need to determine what the towing capacity is for your truck. This will be listed in the owners manual of your truck. Next you will need to determine the loaded weight of the trailer you plan on towing. If the trailer will weigh less than the capacities for your truck you should be good to go. Since your truck bed is so short you will...
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  • Does Bed Liner have to be Removed to Install a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2011 Ford F-150
  • If the bed liner in your 2011 Ford F-150 is a slid-in or drop-in liner then you will need to trim the liner in the foot print of the base rails (or remove the liner if you don't want to trim it). If you have a spray-in liner it will be fine. For an installation kit I recommend custom kit # RP50081-58. Custom kits require less drilling and install in less time compared to semi-custom or universal kits. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video to the...
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  • Fifth Wheel Recommendation For 2004 Ford F-150 New Body Style With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • We have several fifth-wheel hitches that are designed to work with your 2004 Ford F-150 with the 6-1/2 ft bed. I have attached a helpful article that has some information about fifth-wheel hitches you can check out. The fifth-wheel hitches we offer will not work if your f-150 is a Flareside or Stepside. The fifth-wheel hitch you select would depend on the gross towing weight and tongue weight you need. And some of the higher capacity hitches do have some enhanced features that make...
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  • Is there a Sidewinder Available to Replace the Current 5th Wheel King Pin on My Oakland Bigfoot
  • Since Sidewinder couplers are custom designed to replace the standard king pins on trailers, we'll need the part number of the pin box currently on the trailer to determine if there is a Sidewinder that will work for your 1992 Oakland Bigfoot. Most king pins will have the pinbox number listed on a sticker or it will be stamped on the king pin itself. If it's not there or has worn off, you will need to call the trailer manufacturer with your VIN or serial number to have them provide the...
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  • Difference Between Husky Silver Series 16K 5Th Wheel Hitches
  • The difference between the # HT31326-31196 and # HT31326-32042 5th wheel hitches is in the legs that come with the unit. The part # HT31326-32042, has legs that are rated up to 26,000 lbs, but because the head is rated for 16,000 lbs, the combination takes the weight capacity rating of the lowest rated component. For the # HT31326-31196, the legs included are rated at 16,000 lbs capacity, so this unit with the same head is rated at 16,000 lbs as well. The same head is used on...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Ford F-150 Short Bed EcoBoost and Heavy Duty Tow Package
  • The first thing you will need is an installation kit. For a custom installation kit that will install quicker and require less drilling than universal kits, you can use Curt install kit # C16441-204 or Reese install kit # RP56006-53. The Reese kit will be easiest to install because the brackets mount to the outsides of the frame rails. If you want to avoid getting in an out of the truck cab to make tight turns while towing a 5th wheel trailer with your 2013 Ford F-150, I recommend using...
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  • Sidewinder Replacement Pin Box for 5th Wheel Trailer with CJ13517 Pin Box
  • The Sidewinder that you will need is # RP61450. It fits the CJ13517 pin boxes along with a few others. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Sidewinder or Pin Box Extension and 5th Wheel Hitch for 2012 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Inch Bed
  • Short bed trucks like your 2012 Ford F-150 require a sidewinder to extend your vehicle's turning radius. The sidewinder is essentially a hitch extender that will provide enough clearance for some 5th wheel trailers to be towed behind 5-1/2 bed trucks. You will need to take some measurements on your F-150 and the width of the 5th wheel trailer and calculate if you would gain enough clearance with a sidewinder. I have added a link to a sidewinder information page that will walk you through...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation kit Recommendation for a 2009 Ford F-150
  • The RBW Lil Rocker you have is compatible with Reese rails so I would recommend the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation kit part # RP50081-58 for your 2009 Ford F-150 since it is a custom kit that will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling. All rail kits will have about the same height above the bed rails, if you find that your hitch will not have the clearance needed I would recommend you go to a hitch like the Reese R16 part # RP30866 that you referenced...
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  • Can I Rotate Head and Pivot Beam on Reese R16 5th Wheel Hitch to Gain 1 Inch Clearance
  • We do have a video review of the Reese R16 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30866. I have linked to a video review of the 5th wheel hitch for you to check out. Basically, the head and pivot beam can be offset one inch front or rear for improved cab clearance, that will help improve the clearance between your truck and trailer. You can take the head off the pivot beam, rotate the pivot beam, and put the head back on, and that will move the offset one inch in the opposite direction. I...
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  • Are RBW 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits Available for a 2014 Ford F-Series
  • RBW parts are nearly impossible to find because they were purchased some time ago by Hayes/ALKO and they no longer make the products. If your hitch happens to be the Lil Rocker then it will fit in industry standard above the bed rails. I have included a picture showing the mounting slot measurements for you in case you have a different model and need to determine fit. Basically, if the hitch will fit the rails, you are going to need a whole new kit since RBW stuff is no longer available....
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  • B and W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch fora 2014 Ford F-150 Super Crew
  • If your 2014 Ford F-150 has the 6-1/2 foot bed then you can use B and W 5th wheel trailer hitch # BWRVK3400-5W after installing the proper installation kit, # BWGNRK1104-5W. If you have a long bed you would use the same installation kit but you would need the fixed version of the hitch, not the slider, # BWRVK3500-5W. There are currently no options for beds shorter than 6-1/2 feet.
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  • Can Forward and Backward Head Movement on Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Adjusted
  • There are a few different possible Reese hitches you could have from Ford, # RP30142, # RP30143, or # RP30144. The head can move some, this is normal. There should be about a 1/2 inch of movement forward or backward. I have included a link to another question and answer that includes a video showing this. But if it is moving excessively you will want to check the center pin the head pivots on. Make sure everything is tight and also make sure that all the moving parts are moving...
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  • Compatibility of B and W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch with Reese Revolution/Sidewinder
  • My contact at B and W has informed me that the Patriot 5th Wheel is compatible with Sidewinder pin boxes. He also tells me that the wedge on the underside of the Reese Revolution pin box (both the universal and hitch specific wedges) are NOT compatible with the Patriot fifth wheel hitch. I would recommend the Reese R16 Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # RP30866 and the custom install kit, part # RP50081-58. The R16 features a serrated jaw that will hold the king pin very tightly for a very...
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  • Where are the 5th Wheel Install Kit Rails Placed in a 2010 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • It depends on what 5th wheel installation kit you are using on your 2010 Ford F-150. If you are using kit # RP30080 or # RP30035-426 then measure from the rear edge of the bed forward 29-5/16 inches. This is where the back edge of the rear rail will be. Once it is in place you will use the hitch to position the front rail. I have linked a video showing an installation of RP30080 for you. If you are using installation kit # RP56006-53 then the measurement is 26-3/16 from the rear edge...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F-150
  • Actually for a similar setup that is confirmed to fit your 2013 Ford F150 with a 6-1/2 foot bed you would want the Pro Series 16k Fifth Wheel and Slider part # PS30857 and rail kit part # RP30080. Basically this is the same slider hitch as what comes with the Pro Series Fifth Wheel and Rail kit part # PS31860 that you referenced except it comes with rails that are confirmed to fit your vehicle.
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  • Truck Bed Clearance Needed for a 5th Wheel Trailer and a 2012 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • Since your 2012 Ford F-150 has a 5-1/2 ft bed, the first recommendation I have is to replace your Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection, # AM3200, with a fifth wheel hitch like the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30047, that you referenced. The Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection is not recommended for trucks with beds shorter than 6 ft. My next recommendation is to replace your Lippert 1621 pin box with a Sidewinder pin box like the Reese Sidewinder Pin Box, # RP61420. This...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Install Kit Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F150 with 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • For a rail kit I would recommend you go with a custom install kit since they minimize drilling and install in about half the time. For that I would recommend the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50081-58. I attached an install video and instructions for you to check out also. For a more universal rail kit that is considered semi-custom I would recommend the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP30080. I attached an install video for this install kit as well, you might compare...
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  • Will a Fixed 5th Wheel Hitch Work on a 2010 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • Yes you can. In fact, a fixed fifth wheel hitch and a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box is recommended for trucks with beds shorter than 6 ft. The Pro Series 15K Fixed Fifth Wheel Hitch, # PS30093, and Custom Install Kit, # RP50081-58, will fit your truck and it is a good economical option. I would not recommend using a sliding fifth wheel hitch with a Revolution pin box because that will extend the pin weight of the trailer too far back on the truck. If you are concerned about ride...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Installed in a 2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Yes, you can put a 5th wheel hitch in your 2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew with the 5-1/2 foot short bed. However, you will also need to use a Sidewinder in order to get the clearance needed to make tight turns, and even then, depending on the width of the trailer, it may not be enough to safely make 90 degree turns. The first thing to determine is if there is a Sidewinder that will fit your trailer. You will need to look at the pin box for a sticker or plate that lists the pin box manufacturer...
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  • Slide Bar on Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Will Not Close when Using a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • The Pro Series 5th wheel hitch, # PS30093, is compatible with a Sidewinder. The issue could still be the universal wedge. I recommend removing the wedge and see if it hooks up fine without it. Then you should be able to get the wedge in place with a little persuasion. A Sidewinder king pin has the same standard size king pin found on any other 5th wheel trailer so the only difference is the wedge. The wedge can be oriented a few different ways like you have said so it may just be an...
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  • Will 2012 Jayco Eagle HT26.5 with Reese Revolution Pin Box Fit 2013 Ford F150 with 5-1/2 ft Box
  • Short box trucks such as your 2013 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2-foot box will have more clearance with a Reese Revolution pin box than with a standard pin box/slider combination. The Revolution (and Sidewinder) pin boxes provide an additional 22 inches of clearance from the king pin, while a slider hitch will provide a maximum of 12 inches of travel. I suggest that before purchasing anything you take measurements to determine your potential cab-to-5th wheel clearance. For example, if you...
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  • Fifth Wheel and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • The Reese Universal Base Rails # RP30095 that you referenced are confirmed to fit your 2010 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed and should work very well with the Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30866. I attached installation instructions for both products for you to check out also. A Firestone suspension enhancement system would be a good choice also. The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2542 would be the correct kit for your vehicle since you will have universal style fifth...
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  • Will Reese 5th Wheel # RP30866 and Mounting Kit # RP50081 Fit a 2012 Ford F-150 Short Bed
  • Yes on both counts! The Reese R16 5th Wheel part # RP30866 does fit on your 2012 Ford F-150, 6-1/2 ft bed. You also have the correct mounting kit base number being # RP50081. If you are needing the entire kit including the rails, brackets and hardware, then the correct Reese part # RP50081-58 is what you will need to order. If you already have the rails and only need the brackets and hardware, then, Reese # RP50081 is good. Finally, if you need the hardware to mount the rails, the Reese...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2006 Ford F-150 Supercab with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • You will need a different 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit for your 2006 Ford F-150. The kit from the Chevy will not fit. There are different kits available but I recommend custom installation kit # RP50081-58. Custom kits require less drilling and install in less time than universal or semi-custom kits. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. You will need a slider hitch for a short bed truck in order...
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  • Fifth Wheel Recommendation For 2004 Ford F-150 Super Crew With 5.5 Foot Bed
  • While we do not have a fifth-wheel hitch with a slider for your 2004 Ford F-150 Super Crew with the 5.5-foot bed, we do have options that will allow you to use a fifth wheel with your vehicle. With your cargo box being so short, you will need the ability to make sharp turns without your trailer hitting your truck. To do this, I recommend using a Sidewinder, a device that moves your pivot point closer to the rear of your tow vehicle allowing you to make 90-degree turns. To find the right...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Options for a 2005 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • The slider legs for the Pro Series 16K fifth wheel hitch are part # RP30092, however, we do not recommend using a sliding hitch on a truck with a bed shorter than 6 ft. A sliding hitch will not provide enough clearance to safely execute sharp turns on your 2005 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 ft bed. Instead, I recommend using a fixed fifth wheel hitch and adding a sidewinder pin box to your trailer. A sidewinder pin box will provide an additional 22 inches of clearance allowing you to make...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2010 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Because your 2010 Ford F-150 has the 5-1/2 foot bed you will need to use a fixed 5th wheel trailer hitch and the trailer must be fitted with a Sidewinder in order to get the clearance needed to make tight turns without the trailer overhang hitting the truck cab. First, for an installation kit, use # RP30080. For hitches there are several options depending on what weight capacity you need for the trailer. I have included a link to the options for you. For a Sidewinder you will need...
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  • What is the Difference in Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits RP56006-53 and RP50081-58
  • The difference between Reese custom installation kit # RP56006-53 and # RP50081-58 is very subtle. Both bracket sets install on the outside of the frame but RP56006-53 uses the newer rail design above the bed and uses the furthest out bolt holes on either side to attach the above bed rails to the below bed brackets. This means that you will tighten the bolts on the outboard side of the frame which is easier to access. I have included links to the installation instructions for both kits...
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  • Rail Kit Recommendation for a Reese 15k Hitch in a 2012 Ford F150
  • To install your Reese 15k Slider 5th Wheel hitch in your 2012 F150 you will need a new rail and bracket kit. For that I recommend you get a Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50081-58. The # RP50081-58 is a custom install kit that will install in half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling also. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this product also. Once you have this rail kit installed you will be able to use install your Reese 15k hitch into...
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  • Can a Fixed 5th Wheel Hitch be Used on a Short Bed 2010 Ford F-150
  • On a short bed truck (6-1/2 feet) you would need to use a slider hitch. Bascially, you can put the head from the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch, # RP30047, on a square slider, # RP30048. But you would remove the legs for that. The legs cannot be fitted to the slider, just the head of the hitch. The same head, # RP58146, and cross member, # RP58147, are used on both the stationary 5th wheel RP30047 and the slider version, # RP30051. For an installation kit you can use # RP50081-58. If...
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  • Can a 2011 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 Foot Bed Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • First, you will want to check the towing capacities of the truck by consulting the owners manual to make sure the vehicle can tow the trailer. Next, because you have a 5-1/2 foot bed, you will have to use a Sidewinder, see link. The Sidewinder is necessary because it moves the pivot point of the trailer back 22 inches giving you more clearance between truck cab and trailer overhang. Only certain trailer pin boxes can accept a Sidewinder. You will need to know the pin box make and model...
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  • Am I Able to Tow a Gooseneck Trailer With a 2012 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • It is possible to tow a gooseneck trailer with your 2012 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 ft bed, however, there are a few factors that you will need to take into consideration to determine if it is a good idea or not. The first factor is to make sure that your truck can handle the weight capacity of your horse trailer. Some trailers can get pretty big and, when loaded with horses, can get pretty heavy. The next factor you want to consider is the type of horse trailer that you are pulling....
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • A truck with a 5-1/2 foot bed like your 2006 Ford F-150 Supercrew would have to use a standard 5th wheel trailer hitch and a Sidewinder. A Sidewinder replacement pin box moves the pivot point of the trailer back 22 inches whereas a slider only moves it back up to 12 inches. You would need to use # PS30093, which is the same hitch, only not a slider, as the one you referenced. For an installation kit, you will need # RP30080. I have included some video and instruction links for you to...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rear Suspension Enhancement For a 2012 Ford F-150
  • The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # 16636, with the R20 Tube Slider and Universal Installation Kit will work on your 2012 Ford F-150. You might want to also look at the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16536, and # C16441-204, which is the same 20K fifth wheel hitch and the same R20 hitch rollers, but it includes the custom installation kit instead of the universal installation kit and is designed to specifically fit your truck. Keep in mind that your truck is only rated for a certain amount...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • On a short bed truck you will need to use a slider 5th wheel trailer hitch. There are many options available. First, you will need an installation kit for your 2011 Ford F-150. There are universal kits and custom kits. I always recommend a custom kit because they are easier to install and require much less drilling so they take about half the time to install versus a universal kit. The custom kit for your truck is # RP50081-58. I have included a link to the installation instructions...
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  • Sidewinder Recommendation for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2005 Ford F150 with 5.5 ft Bed
  • You are correct, for bed lengths that are shorter than 6 feet you will want to use a Sidewinder in conjunction with a fifth wheel hitch on your 2005 F-150 5.4 liter SuperCrew with a 5.5 ft bed. I attached an FAQ on Sidewinders for you to check, but once you have the correct Sidewinder installed on your fifth wheel trailer you would be good to pull it with your F-150. Sidewinders are pin box specific, so you will need to know the pin box model you have and then reference the chart...
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  • Placement of a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit on a 1994 Ford F-150 4x4 Short Bed
  • If you use the Reese Universal Installation Kit, # RP30035, the center of the hitch jaws will be 4 inches forward of the rear axle. See page 11 of the instructions I have linked. If you measure from a point for inches forward of the center of the rear axle to the back of the cab, you can determine the amount of clearance you will have. If your slider is a square tube, at 10 inches to the first measurement. For a round tube slider at 12 inches. Next measure the width of the 5th wheel...
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  • Will Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, Rails and Install Kit # PS30128 Fit a 2000 Ford F-150
  • Yes, the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Rails and Installation Kit, # PS30128, does include all of the parts needed to install the included 5th wheel trailer hitch in your 2000 Ford F-150. The installation kit that comes with it is the Universal Kit, # RP30035. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. I have also included a link to an FAQ article on 5th wheel trailers and installation kits.
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  • Can I Tow a 20 Foot Fifth Wheel Trailer With a 2002 Ford F-150 Super Crew With 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • We do not recommend to install a fifth wheel hitch on a 2002 Ford F-150 Super Crew with the 5-1/2 foot bed. You would have to use a Sidewinder with a standard hitch, which moves the pivot point back 22 inches toward the tailgate. Even with the Sidewinder installed on your vehicle you will not get enough clearance between the truck cab and your fifth wheel when making a 90 degree turn. We recommend at least 4 inches of clearance and with the Sidewinder it will only give maybe 2 inches on...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-150 Short Bed Crew Cab
  • If your 2002 Ford F-150 is a crew cab, but NOT a Super Crew, you will first need an installation kit. I recommend the custom installation kits because they are quicker and easier to install. For your truck, you can use Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50042-58. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. With this kit installed, the center of the hitch jaws will be 2-1/2 inches forward of...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2009 Ford F-150 with a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installed
  • Actually, there are currently no Firestone Air-Ride products for a 2009 Ford F-150. We do have other options that will not interfere with the 5th wheel trailer hitch. You can use SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit, # SSA8MTKT. Another option is to use a Timbren system, # TFR1502D, for a 2 wheel drive, or # TFR1504D, for 4 wheel drive. These springs install on the inboard side of the frame rails so they will not interfere with the hitch. Either the SuperSprings...
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  • CURT Fifth Wheel with Roller and Custom Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F150
  • For a fifth wheel hitch for your 2008 Ford F150 with a 6-1/2 foot bed you could use a Curt E5 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer hitch with R16 Roller # 16516. You will also need a rail and installation kit, for that you would want a CURT Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16441-104. This is a custom kit that will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling. I attached installation instructions for both products and an FAQ article on fifth wheel hitches for...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Solutions for a 2011 Ford F-150 Super Crew with a 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • There is a way to pull a fifth wheel trailer with a truck bed that is shorter than 6 feet like your 2011 Ford F-150 Super Crew. The clearance solution for trucks with such short beds is to install a sidewinder on the pin box of your trailer. Once installed you would have enough clearance to pull a fifth wheel trailer and make sharp turns. However, you will still need to plug some measurements in to a formula to be absolutely certain. To start, the center of the hitch pin jaws will...
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  • Can a 2009 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 Foot Bed Tow a Keystone Cougar 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Because your 2009 Ford F-150 has a 5-1/2 foot bed, you will need a Sidewinder extended pin box to replace the pin box that is on the trailer. You will need to determine what model pin box the trailer uses and then compare that to the available Sidewinders to see if there is one that will fit. I have included a link to the Sidewinder main page for you to view. If you find there is a Sidewinder that will fit, you will then need a stationary 5th wheel hitch. I recommend the Reese 16K, #...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • For the 2011 Ford F-150, all of the 5th wheel trailer hitch options currently available use above the bed rails. While these rails will raise up from the bed surface 1.15 inches. With a trailer weight 12,000 pounds and a pin weight of 1,500 pounds, you can use a 15k or 16k hitch. I also recommend going with a custom installation kit because they install much easier and in less time than universal kits. For your truck, I recommend the Curt Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, 16k, # 16516,...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Installed on a 2010 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Since your 2010 Ford F-150 has a 5-1/2 foot bed, you would need to use a stationary 5th wheel trailer hitch and a Sidewinder in order to achieve sufficient clearance to tow a 5th wheel trailer. To determine if it is possible to safely tow a 5th wheel, you will need to take some measurements first. To start, the center of the hitch pin jaws will be 1-1/2 inches forward of the centerline of the rear axle. Measure from that point to the cab of the truck (measurement A). Add 22 inches for...
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  • Measurements For Installing 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit # RP30035, 2009 Ford F-150
  • From the rear edge of the bed on a 2009 Ford F-150 to the back of the rear rail the distance will be 29-5/16 inches. The center of the hitch pin jaws will be 1-1/2 inches forward of the center of the rear axle when using 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # RP30035. The nearest video we have with this installation kit and a Ford truck is for a 2002 Ford F-250. I have provided a link to the video and a link to the installation instructions for the installation kit for reference.
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  • Can a 2009 Ford F-150 Supercrew with a 5.5 Foot Bed Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Since you have a bed that is less than 6 feet long, you will need to use a standard, stationary 5th wheel trailer hitch with a Sidewinder. The Sidewinder will provide 22 inches of clearance over the 12 inches of clearance of a slider hitch. There are some measurements you will need to take in order to determine if a Sidewinder will offer enough clearance to safely make 90 degree turns. Use the formula below to ensure there will be enough space between your truck cab and trailer when...
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  • Using Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2010 F-150 with 6-1/2 Food Bed
  • We recommend using a fifth wheel hitch with a slider on any truck bed that measures between 6-1/2 and 8 feet in length. Failure to do so can result in the front of the trailer loft striking the rear of the truck cab during sharp turns and causing damage. If the fifth wheel is equipped with a Sidewinder extended pin box, a standard non-sliding hitch may be used. A Sidewinder will relocate the pivot point from the hitch-king pin connection 22 inches rearward to the point where the pin box...
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  • What Size Fifth Wheel Hitch Can Be Used On A 2006 Ford F150 King Ranch Short Bed
  • As far as safest fifth wheel hitch, all of the hitches I have will meet or exceed the industry standards (V5,VS,CSA and SAE J684). All of the hitches are inspected for quality and workmanship. You will want to choose your fifth wheel hitch by the trailer weight capacity and what features you will want in that hitch. To determine the maximum weight fifth wheel you can tow with your 2006 Ford F150 King Ranch short bed you will need take your Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) on your...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Short Bed 2011 Ford F-150 With or Without Factory Prep Package
  • You can tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2011 Ford F-250, short bed. A Short bed will require a slider unit or, in some cases, depending on the width of the fifth-wheel trailer you will need a stationary hitch and a sidewinder. If your truck has the pre-installed 5th wheel prep package, which includes underbed 5th wheel rails installed at the Ford factory, you will need to use the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30144. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Slider or Sidewinder, 2007 Ford F-150 4 Door Short Bed, Finding Clearance
  • To determine the best 5th wheel trailer hitch set up for your 2007 Ford F-150, 4 door short bed, there are some measurements that will need to be made based on the bed length and trailer width. There is a formula we use to determine how much clearance you will have when using a slider or stationary hitch with a sidewinder (if one is required like on a 5-1/2 foot bed). This will tell us which type of hitch you will need. I have explained it below but have also added an FAQ on sidewinders...
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  • Can I Upgrade To A Newer Fifth Wheel Hitch On A 2005 Ford F150 And Use My Current Reese Bed Rails
  • Yes, you can upgrade to a newer hitch like the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30084. This hitch will fit into the Reese, Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch base rails. The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30084, is a 20,000 lbs. hitch with a square tube slider. The square tube slider will give you extra travel of 10 inches front to back. The 4-way pivoting head is a nice feature that allows the head to move front-to-back and side-to-side and makes it easier to hook up your...
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  • What Fifth Wheel Hitch Will Work on 2005 Ford F150 Towing 7,200 lbs. Wilderness Trailer
  • The Reese Pro Series 15K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, # PS30093, is the most economical fitment for your 2005 Ford F150. On your 2005 Ford F150 I would recommend the Reese 20K Select Plus Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, # RP30084, which is the best if you do a lot of towing. It is a very smooth, no rattle hitch. The smaller 16K and 18K hitches are not as smooth as the 20K hitch. You would also need a Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails...
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  • Determining if a 5th Wheel Trailer Can Be Towed with a 2006 Ford F-150 With a 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • It may be possible to install a standard fifth-wheel hitch and a Sidewinder with rotating turret in your pickup and have clearance for turning. I cannot ensure that this option will work, you will have to measure and determine if there will be clearance so that the trailer loft does not make contact with the cab when making 90 degree turns. Our Sidewinder page (see link) gives directions and a formula on how to measure and determine whether there will be clearance. If you decide...
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  • Compatibility of the CURT Q20 5th Wheel Hitch with a 2006 Ford F-150
  • Yes, you can use the CURT Q20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Roller - 20K, item # C16536 in the bed of your 2006 Ford F-150. You will need the CURT Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F150, item # C16441-204, along with the hitch to complete the hitch installation on your truck. The Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Ford F-150, item # RP30080, will also work with the CURT Q20 Hitch.
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  • Is it Possible to Use a Fifth Wheel with a Ford F-150 Supercrew
  • You may be able to use a Sidewinder depending on the width of the trailer. A Sidewinder attaches to the trailer pin box and is locked into place on the fifth wheel, moving the pivot point from the hitch back to the pin box. I have included a link to a Sidewinder FAQ page that has a formula for calculating if the Sidewinder will provide enough clearance for your particular trailer.
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  • Can I Add Slider Rails for ProSeries 15K Fifth Wheel Hitch and 2009 Ford F-150
  • We have a Kwik Slide kit, part # RP30048, that will work with your ProSeries 15K Fifth Wheel. You may need to modify the handle on the hitch to provide clearance for the handle on the Kwik Slide. Keep in mind, when changing from a set of fixed legs to a slider with the Reese 5th wheels, you will lose the lowest setting due to the slider locking mechanism.
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