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Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs

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  • Demco RV
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • Double Pivot
  • Hitch Only
  • 4500 lbs TW
  • 15-1/4 Inch Tall
  • 16-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 18 Inch Tall
  • 14 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
This hitch slides automatically as you drive to give you 14" of additional clearance for tight turns. A wraparound jaw provides a smooth ride and a locking bar offers added security. Pivoting head allows easy hook up and helps to limit chucking. Call 800-298-8924 to order Demco RV fifth wheel part number DM8550034 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco RV products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.



Demco RV Fifth Wheel - DM8550034

This hitch slides automatically as you drive to give you 14" of additional clearance for tight turns. A wraparound jaw provides a smooth ride and a locking bar offers added security. Pivoting head allows easy hook up and helps to limit chucking.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your short-bed truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Automatic slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • No more getting into and out of the truck to operate a manual slider
    • Head slides toward the tailgate when you turn and back toward the cab when you straighten out
    • Rack-and-pinion gears create smooth, controlled, automatic motion
  • Rotating hitch head turns up to 90 degrees with your trailer
    • Rotation creates the force that propels the automatic slider
    • Built-in brackets stabilize your pin box so the king pin won't rotate in the hitch - no need for a separate capture plate for standard, non-cushioned pin boxes
  • Wraparound, single-piece jaw provides a secure connection
    • 360-Degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws
  • 3/4" Thick, solid steel locking bar reinforces the connection of your coupled trailer
    • Automatically locks into place when the jaw closes
  • Double-pivot hitch head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front to back and side to side
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Cushioning polyurethane dampeners help reduce noise and absorb road shock
  • Spring-loaded handle with comfort grip allows for simple coupling
    • Tethered safety pin lets you secure the handle in the open or the closed position
  • Sturdy steel construction with rust-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Simple installation with base rails and installation kit (sold separately)
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed base rails
    • Cannot be used with rails that are a part of a gooseneck adapter plate - base rails must be securely bolted to your truck
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Designed for use on 6-1/2' truck beds
  • Fits standard pin boxes 12" - 14" wide
    • Locking plates (sold separately) are required for use with the following cushioned pin boxes: Glide Ride, Mor Ryde, Trailair Tri Glide, Trailair Flexair, Rota Flex, and 5th Airborne
  • Gross towing weight: 18,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • Travel: 14" front to back
  • Hitch height settings: 15-1/4", 16-1/2", and 18"
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • Due to the size and weight of this item it ships via truck freight.
  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with Sidewinder or Revolution king pins. Do not use any device that changes the pivot point of your trailer's king pin with this hitch.

Automatic Slider Makes Cornering Easy

Most often used on trucks with 6-1/2' beds, a slider helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a slider to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


Normally, you'd have to get out of your truck and pull a lever to release the slider before every turn, but what if there was an automatic system? Imagine having 14" of extra clearance while towing your fifth-wheel trailer. Now imagine having this without needing get out of the truck to move your slider. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide makes this fantasy a reality. The Autoslide automatically glides back smoothly when you make a sharp turn so you can maneuver effortlessly around tight corners within campsites and parking lots.


Demco Hijacker Autoslide

The base of the Autoslide has a built-in rack-and-pinion gear system that operates automatically. As your truck turns, the pinion in the base also turns. This activates the rack gear, which causes the rotational force of the truck to be converted into the linear sliding action of the hitch. So, when your truck makes a sharp, slow-speed turn, the gears inside the Autoslide force the hitch head to slide down toward your truck's tailgate in a smooth, controlled motion. This way, any time that your truck turns more than 10 to 15 degrees, the Autoslide will ensure that there is enough clearance for your trailer to complete the turn as well, and it will do so without any jerking or binding.


In order for the rack-and-pinion assembly to function as designed, the pin box must be stabilized on the hitch head. Normally in a fifth-wheel hitch, the king pin moves inside of the hitch head so that the trailer can turn. With the Autoslide, the king pin remains fixed inside of the jaws of the hitch and it is the hitch head itself that turns. This is thanks to the capture brackets on the sides of the head that brace the pin box from both sides to hold it in place on top of the hitch head. This is done to ensure that there is enough resistance within the hitch when your truck turns to properly activate the rack-and-pinion gear mechanism.


Demco Hijacker Autoslide capture bracket

To stabilize your pin box on the hitch head, simply push the capture brackets up against your pin box once the trailer is coupled and tighten the outer bolts and the inner jam nuts. The Autoslide head and brackets will fit standard pin boxes that are between 12" and 14" wide. If you have a Glide Ride, Mor Ryde, Trailair Tri Glide, or 5th Airborne pin box, you must install a special locking plate (sold separately) as well.


When you straighten your rig out again and your trailer moves back in line, the hitch head will rotate back to center and slide back toward the cab into the straight towing position.


Secure Wraparound Jaw with Locking Bar

Demco Hijacker Autoslide wraparound jaw and locking bar

The single-piece, strong wraparound jaw completely surrounds your trailer's king pin for 360 degrees of contact. This wraparound jaw provides a more secure connection than standard 2-piece jaws that close in on the king pin from the sides. The increased jaw-to-king-pin contact on the Autoslide offers tighter tolerances around the king pin, which minimizes both rattle and chucking, for a smooth, quiet ride.


A 3/4" solid steel locking bar spans the area in front of the jaw. This bar provides an added barrier of protection against accidental disconnection so you can have peace of mind that your trailer is secure. The locking bar is attached to the jaw and to the spring-loaded handle. The bar automatically locks when the jaw closes around your king pin.


Double-Pivot, Cushioned Hitch Head

The double pivoting, cushioned head improves your towing experience dramatically by helping to reduce jarring and unwanted noise. Built-in pins allow the hitch head to pivot back and forth and side to side. And hooking up is easy because the hitch head will automatically pivot to the proper angle when it comes into contact with your pin box.


Three polyurethane dampeners help to cushion the movement from the pivoting head and to reduce towing noise. Two of these dampeners are built into the head assembly to cushion the head's side-to-side pivoting. The third dampener cushions the back-and-forth motion and must be installed in the hitch prior to use. Installation of this third dampener is easy - simply press the dampener up into the pre-drilled hole underneath the hitch head.


Easy Installation

The Hijacker Autoslide hitch is designed to attach to universal above-bed base rails (sold separately). The hitch will fit most industry-standard rails, including those from B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley. The hitch comes pre-assembled for an easy installation. All you have to do is bolt on the side plates and attach the head to the hitch base.


The side plates have 2 functions. They contain the feet that fit into your above-bed rails, and they allow you to raise or lower the hitch head to better match your pin box height. After you choose your desired height setting, simply bolt the side plates to the hitch base with the included hardware. Then attach the base to the rails with the included safety pins.



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Video Transcript for Demco RV Fifth Wheel DM8550034 Review

Today we're going to review part number DM8550034. This is the Demco 18,000 Pound Hijacker Autoslide Above Bed Mount 5th Wheel Hitch. Now this hijacker autoslide is an automatic sliding hitch and it's designed for short bed trucks with a 6-1/2 foot bed to give you additional clearance between your truck's cab and the trailer during turning maneuvers and it also eliminates the need to get in and out of your truck to pull a pin and manually slide the hitch. This hitch will slide by using the rack and pinion here technology that's in the base of this hitch. It gives you up to about 14 inches of fore and aft travel to help you get in and out of those tight spots. I'm going to try to show you how this rotates.

It actually needs the weight of a pin box on here to help move it, but basically what it would do, as you can see, as you'd go it will rotate and slide pretty much all the way. Then when you go back, when you get on the highway, it will straighten out automatically just like that. Now normally, a 5th wheel trailer will turn or pivot in the jaw here where the king pin will be connected to the hitch head. This autoslide hitch has an integrated locking system right here, these capture plates. These are in the head and this will lock your pin box in place on the hitch head, eliminating the need for any additional locking wedges with a standard pin box. Instead, the head will pivot with the pin box locked in place and will move automatically closer to the tailgate, creating much more space in between the truck cab and the trailer on sharp turns. Now the autoslide hitch is designed to work with standard trailer pin boxes between 12 inches minimum width to 14 inches maximum width.

These capture plates right here on the top of the head are going to be adjusted to the width of the trailer pin box, in order for this automatic slide mechanism to operate and function properly. Basically, it's pretty simple. With the trailer hooked up in here and the pin box right here, the king pin in the jaw, you just push these capture plates right here. You can see how they move. One on each side.

Once your pin box is on here and you just push this up against your pin box. Then what you do is you take these bolts and the finger tighten the bolt all the way down just like that and that will hold it into place and then just run the jam nut all the way up in here to hold that down. Once you're done with both of them, it will hold that in place and keep your pin box locked on the hitch head. Now with this hitch is installed and any trucks that have a 5-1/2 foot or 6 foot bed, there is no guarantee that you can do a full 90 degree turn with this autoslide hitch. Now the autoslide 5th wheel hitch was designed for use with the RV style 5th wheel trailers that have an industry standard 2 inch diameter king pin. This has an 18,000 pound towing capacity.

It has a lower profile design with easy access for routine maintenance. One of the easiest maintenance things you can do is these jaw pins right here, you can go underneath and pull the snap ring and both of these pins you can pop out, grease them up, put them back in, put the snap rings on. It makes greasing the head really easy. Now this hitch is a lighter weight for easier hitch installation and removal. What even makes it easy is there's a pin right underneath here. A long pin that slides across on this head, that you just pop the clip off, slide the long pin off. You can actually lift the head off by yourself and it makes it lighter on the base if you need to remove that out of your truck bed. Now this head is a double pivot head. You can see, it does move front to back and it will move side to side. Right in here, it has the wrap around jaw with a locking bar in front. Gives you a smoother, safer, more secure ride. Now this autoslide 5th wheel hitch will come assembled from the factory to help make installation easier and quicker. The only prep work you need to do is to bolt these side adapter plates to the hitch itself and you want to bolt those in the correct hitch height position. Now these adapters are what will connect this hitch to your above bed rails. Now they do offer on these plates. You'll see there's 3 rows of holes and then on your hitch there's 2 rows of holes. Depending how you bolt that up, the instructions will show you how. It will give you 3 different vertical height adjustments to help you level your truck and trailer for your application. The lowest hitch height adjustment would be 16-1/2 inches, the middle adjustment would be 17-3/4 inches, and the highest would be 19-1/4 inches, and the hitch height is measured from your truck bed to the top of your hitch head. Now the base rails and installation kits that this would install in for your vehicle are sold separately on our website. We recommend to use our fit guide, put in your year and model of vehicle and it will show you what part numbers you need. Now another thing I want to show you is on the front here. We got this installed. There's an out rigger bar which is in the front of the hitch and this is designed to help carry and distribute the hitch and the trailer weight when this hitch is at its full travel distance. This bar is adjusted after your hitch is installed in its correct height in the truck bed. This part also comes with the pins and clip that are used to attach your adapter plates to your rails. This product is made in the USA with American steel. I wanted to show you here, let's see if we can turn this a little bit. I want to show you the hitch head and how that would operate. Now it's in the closed position. To open it, you just take your pin and clip out and then with your handle, if you pull it all the way out, it will lock into the open position. That means you're ready to hook up. Just to give you an idea of how it hooks up, I got an example here that we use in our demonstrations of an actual . This is a king pin 2 inch industry standard size king pin that would be on your pin box. When you back up, this would slide into the hitch head just like this. Once it does that, you can see that the jaw and the locking bar will slide across and lock it into position. Then just put your pin and clip in there before you're ready to go. Now you're ready to tow. Then when you're done, you just do the opposite, take your pin and clip out, pull this open and you're pin box will slide right out. That's should do it for the review on part number DM8550034. The Demco 18,000 Pound Hijacker Autoslide Above Bed Mount 5th Wheel Hitch.


Customer Reviews

Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs - DM8550034

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

This hitch slides automatically as you drive to give you 14" of additional clearance for tight turns. A wraparound jaw provides a smooth ride and a locking bar offers added security. Pivoting head allows easy hook up and helps to limit chucking.

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by: Bruce06/20/2017


I think any slider hitch gives you the assurance you are not ever going to hit your truck cab with your 5th wheel trailer. But what puts the Demco Autoslide Hitch way above the other, is that you do not need a "Key" or adapter on your 5th wheel trailer to make it work. So what's the big deal? Well if you need to tow a friends 5th wheel you can. No need for the "key" that fits behind the trailer pin. These "keys" are not universal so the "key" on your trailer may not fit his. So I can haul any 5th with out the worry of a "Key" and have the advantage of a Autoslide hitch. And the flip side is; anyone with a 5th wheel hitch can haul my trailer with out adapters. Whether its an emergency or not it is nice to know I can haul any 5th and my trailer can be towed by any other person with a 5th wheel hitch. Not so with the other manufacture. You got to have the right adapter "key" for your particular pin box. Love my Demco Autoslide hitch. Once you explain this difference to people there is only one choice. Two of my friends now have the superior Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch. 396798



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by: Lee H.08/01/2017


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by: James D05/07/2017


Unit is heavy and well built. Install was easy, just bolt on side plates on, drop the base on the adapter plate and pin it, put head assembly on and pin that, that's all there is to it. Looking forward to many years of towing with this unit. 377393



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by: James T.11/25/2016


I spent a lot of time researching sliding 5th wheel hitches. I could not be happier with my final decision. It slides smoothly and everyone that sits in the back of the truck and watches the magic as I take corners with it think it is amazing. I can even carry 2 Kayaks on top of truck and jackknife 90 and still have a little room. I highly recommend this hitch for anyone with a short bed truck. Made in the USA! 319555



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by: Martin George10/28/2016


Was very easy to install, insure the mounting brackets are installed right or hitting the cab can happen. Is quite heavy easier if two people install it. Like the operation of and will recommend it to anyone. I pull a 38 ft fifth wheel toyhauler with my F250 diesel. 311715



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by: Roger06/25/2015


The Demco Hitch is exactly what I wanted. When I did not receive all the parts, I contacted Etrailer and they immediately sent out the missing parts. Thank you Etrailer. I would highly recommend them for your trailer needs. Service was great. 207164



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by: Michael Paskel08/16/2017


Love this hitch works great no more trailer hitting my cab on my truck easy to install and was. Easy to put together thanks etrailer 420801



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by: wes11/13/2016


this fifth wheel is great. its does make life alot eazier and i dont worry about hitting the cab on my truck. 316248



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by: Roger Vinsant03/02/2017


This is a great 5th wheel hitch! Can not say enough about how great it is. I highly recommend this hitch. 347720



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by: Butch C.07/04/2016


Very satisfied with the function of my new self sliding hitch. Eases my mind during tight turns. 268131



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by: Jay E04/26/2017


This hitch has worked flawlessly for the last year. 372793



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by: Stewart Y.07/31/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Very high quality product. Used on a extended cab short bed F250 and the sliding mechanism provides plenty of clearance between the Fifth Wheel front and the truck's cab. Fits Ford's factory fifth wheel bed mount holes perfectly. Used to tow a 42' fifth wheel regularly. Foot print is small enough to allow me to retain my tool box in the truck during towing. The hitch is heavy! Do not plan to try to install with one person with out an engine hoist or gantry crane. Two strong people can, but extreme caution should be taken as the hitch weighs nearly 300lbs and is awkward. 277844



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by: Richard H.05/13/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


This hitch has been used daily since i purchased it. I deliver fifth wheel travel trailers all over the country. This hitch has worked flawlessly from day one. This hitch is one of the only products that I've ever bought that is exactly what it was described to be. Im not one to do reviews, so the fact that im doing this one , in itself, says a lot about the quality of your product. The design and looks are much better than any other hitch ive seen. It just looks better in the truck bed than others do. 250140



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by: Steve01/26/2017

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


I had trouble with this hitch at first. I could not get it to close and latch properly when I backed into the king pin. I worked with tech services and ended up replacing the inner pivot parts and I have really not had any issues since. Because I have to have the locking plate for my pin box, you do have to line up the truck just right for it to latch properly, but once you figure that out, it is easy. The auto slide feature works really good. I have a short bed RAM truck and I have completely turned 90 degrees with my trailer attached and it slides back with no issues to miss my cab. I highly recommend this hitch. Also the Demco Tech Services guys are great to work with. 338908



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by: Lucas03/13/2017

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Very happy with the product. The only draw back is the weight. Can't be loaded/unloaded by one person. A good cross-sell opportunity is to offer a tool for removal. When I first got it, it didn't fit the truck. Support team was helpful and responsive. It seemed to be due to the bed spray. I was able to get it to mount perfectly by loosening a bolt under the truck, and then smoothing the edges of the locks in the rails. 352378



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by: AUBREY B.11/27/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


I am very happy with the hitch. Because I have a short box truck I needed a hitch that allowed me to make turns without having to manually move it back. This product has worked fine. When I turn it moves back smooth. I am glad I bought this hitch. THANKS AUBREEY 319923



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by: Dave L06/23/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


This is an awesome piece of equipment. It has worked flawlessly and got us out of trouble on more than one occasion. It allows such a tight turn that you can get pretty brave with your turns. I love this hitch and everyone that witnesses what it can do is amazed. 263968



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by: Danny04/11/2017

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


this unit is great! I have used it several times. All last year including going to Pennsylvania. If I had to rate one fault it would be when we start out from a dead stop it jerks with a noise. Other than that it is great and would not give it up. 365724



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by: Kevin K09/30/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Nice product. Pretty much idiot proof once you get it set up. After that just hook up and go. No worries about crushing your cab when running a short bed. Built well. Heavy duty. Only complaint would be the weight manually getting it in and out. 301924



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by: Dick C10/18/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Enjoy the new hitch , don't have to worry about hitting back of the cab anymore. I highly recommend if you have short box on your truck. You don't have to get out and pull a lever so it slide back, it does it automatically.. 308340



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by: Bill05/17/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


I like the fact that I do not have to remember to slide the hitch. I wish I could manually slide so that when I back up my steep drive, I could assure no interference between truck and trailer. Ford mounting works great. 250562



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by: Ben L.10/19/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


The hitch has been working great. Most people who haven't ever seen one. It works great both forwards and backwards in tight situations. We have recommended this to all who have looked at it. Great unit. 308677



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by: Kent V10/10/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Best purchase I made. Unit is made with high quality and works great. Fit into the truck bed with ease. I would recommend this hitch to anyone looking for a high quality 5th wheel hitch. 305301



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by: Scott Allman08/27/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Great item. Easy to install and remove, But i have a tractor w loader that helps me do it. Makes turning a breeze, dont have to get out and unlock or lock like other brands. 288200



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by: larry09/08/2017

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


demo makes a great 5th wheel. works just as shown in the videos. etrailer did a good job of getting i ordered here in good fashion. thanks larry 430151



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by: Bob t09/21/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Unit is nice and fits the Ford mounting system. Very heavy unit takes two or more people to mount and unmount 297301



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by: Bob R.01/03/2017

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Works well. Takes a little getting use to the 1" play you get when you first come off of the cam in a corner. 329577



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by: Roland Bennett11/20/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


This was a great product , works very smoothly. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone . 318261



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by: Don11/13/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Product works just like the video. Great for short bed trucks and towing a fifth wheel. 316343



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by: Michael10/21/2016

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Hitch sucks pain in the assembly to connect and disconnect. 309418



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by: Nick Lindsay02/07/2017

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Overall great product. 339581



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by: Rich Dungan03/14/2017

Review from a similar Demco RV Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Works great 352530


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  • Thank you for providing those important details about your 2003 F-250 that will soon be home to a new 5th wheel hitch. Since you have a short bed pickup you will need a slider type hitch to ensure enough turning clearance for your low-speed maneuvers. For a base rail/installation kit I suggest using a custom-fit option that reduces your overall install time and the amount of drilling needed. Since these industry-standard rails kits are not hitch-specific, you can use any brand of rail...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation on Lifted Short Bed 2014 Ram 2500 Without Factory Rail Kit
  • Let's start with a 5th wheel hitch for your truck. For a short box truck like your 6-foot-bed 2014 Ram 2500 you'll need a sliding 5th wheel. I recommend a round tube slider with the greatest amount of slider travel to give you the most turning clearance. Demco's 18K slider # DM8550034 offers 14-inches of travel and works with their custom base rail install kit # DM8552025-71. For a 5th wheel wiring harness use part # PK11893-11932. The 16K Reese set up you referenced, hitch # RP30869...
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2016 Ram 1500 Quad Cab, 4x4, 5.7 Liter, Short Bed, with 3.21 Gears
  • Unlike the 3/4 and 1-ton Ram trucks the 1500 does not have a separate towing capacity for 5th wheel or gooseneck towing. Based on your truck, 2016 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 with 6 foot, 4 inch bed, 5.7 liter motor, and 3.21 rear end, and with standard rather than premium options the capacity can vary depending on the trim level of the truck: Outdoorsman, Big Horn, and Lone Star, 8,250 pounds Tradesman and Express, 8,150 pounds Sport, 8,000 pounds Laramie, 7,950 pounds Payload in general...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2017 Ram 2500 With Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2017 Ram 2500 with Factory Prep package, I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16520-16021. This will allow you to have a clean bed when not in use and easily install this hitch that is capable of pulling your 13000 lb loaded trailer with MORyde pin box. You may also be interested in the 5th Wheel wiring harness # C56000, to put a second 7 way in the bed of your truck for easy accessibility. If you have...
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  • Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram 2500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package Removal from Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550034 is a great hitch for your 2017 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory rail kit. It does require the adapter part # DM6099 to be used like you referenced. The hitch as a total is pretty heavy at 273 lbs but it can be taken apart to make it easier. The head assembly of the hitch is held on with one large pin. The other option is a hitch mounted crane. The MaxxTow crane part # MT70238 could take it out as one assembly.
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  • Would Andersen Ultimate AM3200 Give Enough Clearance with a Short Bed Truck
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System # AM3200 provides an offset, or set-back, of 9-inches to allow better clearance for shorter truck beds. Now this typically will work in shorter truck beds, but since yours is 6 feet long it may not be enough. The only way to determine if you would have turning clearance is go also know the width of the nose of the trailer. Here is the formula you would need to use once you have that info. (A + B) - C = Clearance A...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 Short Bed
  • On the short bed trucks like your 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 I recommend 2 things: an underbed mount hitch and the slider with the most travel you can get. For that I have just the thing; the HiJacker # DM8550022. This hitch is rated for 18K and can travel 14 inches for more clearance. The best part about it is it slides automatically. You do not have to get out of the truck to activate the sliding mechanism. With the Trailair pin box on the trailer you will also need locking plate #...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • We have a few options for a fifth wheel hitch for your 2016 Ram 1500 short bed without air suspension. Since your truck bed is short enough to require a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns the best option is a hitch that slides automatically. For that you'd want the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 which will slide automatically as you make tight turns. Then for a rail kit you'd want to go with a custom install kit like the part # DM8552030-71. This will minimize drilling...
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  • Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • The final authority on a vehicle's towing capacity will be in the owners manual. To get as specific of a towing capacity as you can possibly get you will need to get the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating which means the max weight the vehicle can tow including the weight of the vehicle, it's cargo and the weight of the trailer loaded. You will then need to subtract the weight of the tow vehicle when it is loaded and ready to tow and the amount of capacity left over will be how heavy...
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  • Does the Demco HiJacker Autosliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Auto Slide when Backing Up
  • Yes, the Demco HiJacker # DM8550034 will auto slide going backwards as well as forwards. The way that it is designed as soon as the head starts to turn the hitch will auto slide and it does not matter if you are towing forward or backing up.
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  • Recommended Options for Better 5th Wheel Trailer Clearance for a 2017 Ram 3500
  • There are a couple of different options that you have when looking to add some clearance from your trailer to help protect your 2017 Ram 3500. If you are just using the regular Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch, like part # C16530-16021, then the first, and most economical, option would be to purchase the Curt R20 Round Tube Slider, part # C16550, along with the Adapter, part # C16022. This will allow you to slide the Q20 back 12 inches for the additional clearance that you are looking for when...
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  • Recommended Demco Auto Slide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 2500 with 6-Foot Bed
  • The 18K-rated Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 is an excellent choice for pulling your 13K-gross weight Glacier Peak 5th wheel with your 2015 Ram 2500 with 6-foot bed as long as the trailer has a tapered nose designed for good turning clearance. The mating custom installation kit is part # DM8552025-71 which will save you install time since it uses existing holes in the truck frame. This hitch works in trucks without the Rambox or Air Suspension systems. The...
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  • Does the Demco Hijacker Auto-Slide Hitch Slide Back When Backing Up
  • Yes, the auto-slide feature of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 that you referenced will function in forward and in reverse. What slides the hitch back is the angle of the head in relation to the base of the hitch. When turning the head it engages the gears on that side of the hitch which then slides it back. Check out the video I attached for more info.
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  • Locking Capture Plate for a Demco Auto-Sliding HiJacker 5th Wheel Hitch and MOR/Ryde Pin Box
  • Yes, for a MOR/ryde pin box you will need to use locking plate # DM6025 with HiJacker auto-sliding 5th wheel trailer hitch # DM8550034 to ensure that the hitch functions properly.
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  • Best Slider Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • We have just what you would need. Since you have a short bed truck you would need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without trailer/cab interference. My favorite slider hitch is the Demco Hijacker that automatically slides when you are going around tight corners. For that you would want the part # DM8550034 for an 18k hitch or part # DM8550035 for a 21k hitch. Then for rails you would want the custom install kit part # DM8552025-71 that will minimize drilling and install...
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  • 5th Wheel Towing Capacity and Hitch Recommendations for a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD Short Bed
  • The dry hitch weight, also called tongue weight for travel trailers or pin weight for 5th wheel trailers, is the amount of weight pushing down on the trailer hitch. Dry means the trailer is empty; no cargo, water, propane, just the trailer by itself. So the dry weight is less important than the actual hitch/tongue/pin weight when the trailer is loaded and ready to tow. Based on the figures you have provided the trailer has a hitch weight that is 21 percent of the gross trailer weight...
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  • Hitch Height Dimension of Demco DM8550034 Hijacker Auto Slide 5th Wheel Hitch
  • I can help you understand why there are differentiating measurements on the Demco Hijacker # DM8550034. Both specifications are correct per the manufacture's instructions; the unit has adjustments from 15.25, 16.5, and 18.0. See attached image. According to the video, Jeff states the measurements from the bottom of the truck bed, so his measurements take in account the height of the above the bed rails this unit will need to be installed on. In the video that the lowest hitch height...
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  • Best Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 1500 Short Bed with Air Suspension
  • The Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP50142-58 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ram 1500 short bed with air suspension so it would be your best options. The best slider hitch we offer would be the # DM8550034. What's so great about this hitch is that it automatically slides back in the truck bed as you make tight turns so you would never have to get out and activate the slider.
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  • Recommended Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2016 Ram 3500 With Factory Puck System
  • Yes, we have a great option for you to use an autosliding 5th wheel hitch with your 2016 Ram 3500. Demco has their Hijacker series Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitches which will work perfect for your application.The Hijacker that I recommend for you, part # DM8550034, is rated for 18,000 lbs. This 5th wheel hitch will use the bed rails, part # DM6099 which is compatible with your factory puck system. This is my favorite 5th wheel hitch in the sliding category not just because of the autosliding...
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  • Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Adapter for a 2015 Ram 3500 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • First, the toolbox will likely have to come out because even if it doesn't interfere with the hitch base it could interfere with the pin box on the trailer when making tight turns. To install a slider hitch in your 2015 Ram 3500 short bed with the factory prep package you will need an adapter since none of the slider hitches are a direct fit in the Ram puck system. And for a hitch, I recommend going with a slider that has the most travel to help make tight turns. For an adapter you...
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  • Will Reese 5th Wheel Rails Work with a Demco HiJacker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • There is a version of the Demco HiJacker 5th wheel hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails but it does not look like yours is one of them. Yours looks like it fits the below the bed system so it would not work with the Reese rails. There isn't a Demco below the bed installation kit for your 2006 Nissan Titan that will work. So what I recommend is a new hitch and installation kit. Since your truck has the 6-1/2 foot bed you will likely need a slider to be able to make...
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  • How to Remove Demco Hijacker from Ford Hitch Prep Rail Kit
  • Sounds like you have the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550038 installed in the bed of your Ford F-250 with the hitch prep package. On the side of the hitch there will be two handles that are facing each other. You will need to turn them 90 degrees out and away from the hitch and it will allow the hitch to be removed from the rail kit. I attached a picture that shows the orientation of the handles.
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  • 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed Air Suspension and OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Hitch Recommendation
  • As long as you order the 2017 Ram with the factory rail kit it's not going to matter what suspension you end up using as the rail kit will be installed on the truck. The suspension makes a difference for when you have to install a rail kit on the truck, but if the truck comes with a rail kit that issue is already taken care of. To use the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 you would just need to use the Ram adapter part # DM6099 that you referenced. The truck and this hitch would have more...
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  • Will a PullRite SuperGlide 4400 Fit the Reese Adapter for 2016 Ram 2500 with Factory Prep Package
  • The SuperGlide 4400 5th wheel trailer hitch does not fit in industry standard above the bed rails so it will not work in the adapter # RP30154 for Rams with the OEM 5th wheel prep package. The Reese adapter also only works with certain manual slider hitches so I have a different recommendation for you. For a hitch that auto slides like your SuperGlide I recommend the Demco HiJacker # DM8550034 for 18K or # DM8550035 for 21K with installation adapter # DM6099. I have included a couple...
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  • Is Slider 5th Wheel Hitch Needed for 2014 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • A sliding 5th wheel hitch is required for your 2014 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-foot bed in order for you to have enough cab-to-trailer clearance for making tight turns. Adapters with offset do not change the pivot point so they will not give you more turning clearance. If you need a sliding 5th wheel hitch for your existing base rails you can use the 15K Pro Series # PS30094 for a cost-effective option; this slider hitch offer 10-inches of travel. Or for a more advanced hitch with 11-inches...
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  • Recommended No Drill Brackets For 5th Wheel Rails On 2017 Chevy 2500HD
  • For your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2 foot bed, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50066. These brackets will bolt right into your existing holes in your frame. These will work with industry standard rails like you already have, but I recommend using new hardware for those rails as they are only intended for one time use. I suggest the Replacement Hardware Kit for Fifth Wheel Base Rails - 10 Bolt # RP58430. If your hitch...
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  • Can a Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Hitch Work with a Lippert RotaFlex Pin Box
  • The Demco Hijacker fifth wheel hitches like the part # DM8550034 can work with the Lippert Rotaflex pin boxes without any adapters. I spoke with my contact at Demco about the locking plates and the HiJacker autosliding 5th wheel hitch # DM8550034. You do NOT need a locking plate for a Rota-Flex pin box! The hitch works as it should without a locking plate. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you.
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