Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 21K

Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 21K

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  • Demco
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 15-1/2 - 18-1/4 Inch Tall
  • Double Pivot
  • 5250 lbs TW
  • 14 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
This hitch slides automatically when you turn to give you 14" of clearance for tight turns. A wraparound jaw provides a smooth ride and a locking bar offers added security. Base secures in underbed mounts and removes for full bed access. Call 800-298-8924 to order Demco fifth wheel part number DM8550038 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 21K. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Demco Fifth Wheel - DM8550038

This hitch slides automatically when you turn to give you 14" of clearance for tight turns. A wraparound jaw provides a smooth ride and a locking bar offers added security. Base secures in underbed mounts and removes for full bed access.


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 pin boxes
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when hitch is removed
  • 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
    • Diamond-plate tread on hitch base adds unique styling
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
    • 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 Glide Ride, Mor Ryde, Trailair Tri Glide, Trailair Flexair, Rota Flex, and 5th Airborne pin boxes
  • Gross towing weight: 21,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,250 lbs
  • Travel: 14" front to back
  • Hitch height settings: 15-1/2", 16-3/4", and 18-1/4"
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Note: 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 specially designed to fit in the underbed rails of your Ford Super Duty factory fifth-wheel towing prep package. 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 OEM tow package receivers, 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 lower the hitch into the 4 puck receivers in your truck bed. Turn the handles to lock the feet into the pucks and secure the handles with the included safety pins. The hitch can be removed to give you full truck bed access. Simply remove the safety pins, turn the handles to unlock the feet, and lift the hitch out of the receivers.


Clearance Formula for Short Bed Trucks

Use the formula below to ensure there will be enough space between your truck cab and trailer when executing a 90-degree turn.


(A+B) - C = Clearance


A = Distance from the center of fifth-wheel hitch jaw to truck cab

B = Length of Travel (14")

C = Width of trailer divided by 2 (to get half)


For example: If the distance from the center of the hitch to the cab is 36", 36" + 22" = 58". If your fifth-wheel trailer is 102" wide, take half (51"), then plug in: 58" - 51" = 7" of clearance.


Note: At least 4 inches of clearance is recommended to safely execute a 90-degree turn.



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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg




Video of Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 21K


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Demco Fifth Wheel - Sliding Fifth Wheel - DM8550038 Review

Today we're going to review part number DM8550038. This is the Demco 21,000 Hijacker Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Ford OEM Towing Prep Packages. This Hijacker Autoslides an automatic sliding fifth wheel hitch. It is designed for Ford Trucks with the factory towing prep package to give you additional clearance between the truck's cab and the trailer during turning maneuvers. It also eliminates the need to get in and out of the truck, pull a pin and manually slide the hitch like on some hitches. This will automatically slide by using the rack and pin and gear technology in the base of the hitch and it'll give you up to 14 inches of travel to get in and out of those tight spots. Normally a fifth wheel trailer will turn or pivot in the jaw when the king pin's connected to the hitch head. Once you install your pin box a normal fifth wheel hitch pin box rotates on the head.

On this autoslide hitch it has this integrated locking system right in here. This will lock that pin box in place on the hitch head. Eliminates the need for any additional locking wedges with a standard pin box. Instead this whole hitch head itself will pivot with the pin box locked in place and will move automatically closer to the tailgate when needed to create much more space between your truck cab and your trailer on sharp turns. The way it does not, normally I would demonstrate that but this need some weight on it to actually make it move and rotate. What happens is once your pin box is installed, when it's in this position with the trailer directly behind it, it won't go backwards. There's a guide plate here that will hold it in this place. What happens when you go to make a turn and your trailer gets an angle of over 10 to 15 degrees, in other words like this, what will happen is the pin box will stay and the hitch head once it gets to that turn, it will start to go backwards to give you that extra clearance. Either way, what ever turn you make but it has to go over a 10-15 degree trailer angle to start moving backwards.

Otherwise when you just go into the straight tow position with the trailer directly behind you. It will not go back. This autoslide hitch is designed to work with standard trailer pin boxes between 12 inches minimum width up to 14 inches maximum width. These capture plates, which are right here on the side, these must be adjusted to the width of the trailer pin box in order for this automatic slide mechanism to operate and function properly. Basically the way these capture plates would work is you back up, hook your trailer into here and then what you'll do with the pin box installed, the kingpin already there, you just push these capture plates just like this up against the side of your pin box. Once you get it to where, just push it in up against there. Once you get it to up against your pin box, what you'll do is go to these bolts, tighten these bolts all the way down up against the bar here.

You'll do both on that way and just run the jammnet up to lock into place. When you do both of those on this side and both on this side, it will hold that bar against the pin box, keep it from rotating on top of the hitch head. One thing I do want to mention, that if this hitch is installed in any truck that has a 5-1/2 or 6 foot bed there's no guarantee that you'll get a full 90 degree turn with the autoslide hitch. This autoslide fifth wheel hitch is designed for use with RV style fifth wheel trailers with an industry standard two inch diameter kingpin. This hitch has a 21,000 pound towing capacity. It is a lower profile design with easy access for routine maintenance. One of the easier maintenance things you can do is these jaw pins right here.

If you reach underneath you can pull out the snap ring, slide these pins up, grease them, put them back in, lock them into place. That makes greasing the jaw pins a lot easier. This hitch is a lighter weight for hitch installation and removal. One of the other nice things about it if you need to remove the complete hitch from your truck bed, there's a pin and clip underneath the head. Pull the clip, slide the long pin out that holds this into the saddle, once you pull that pin out you'll be able to lift this hitch head out, set it aside. Then it will make this base lighter that you can remove if you're not using it. It features a double pivot head which means it will rotate front to back and also side to side. It uses a wrap around jaw which will completely wrap around the kingpin and in front of it has this locking bar for a smoother, safer, more secure ride. This autoslide fifth wheel hitch will come all assembled from the factory to help make installation easier and quicker. The only thing you'll have to do and I've already done it for demonstration here is these slide plates that come with it. You just need to attach these to the hitch base. The way you would do that is the side plate is basically what will connect this hitch to your Ford OEM Below bedrails. what you'll need to do is on the side rails there are two rows of holes and on the base of the hitch there are two rows of holes. It gives you a choice of three different vertical hitch height adjustments to help you level your truck and trailer for your specific application. A hitch height is measured from your truck bed to the top of the hitch head. You want to be able to get that correct for your application so your truck and trailer is level. On this one, depending on where you bolt it on to, the lowest hitch height adjustment will be 15-1/2 inches, the middle would be 16-3/4 and the highest would be 18-1/4. On the side plates themselves, again this is what connects to the Ford OEM Below bedrails. The way you would install this hitch is this pin and clip, you just remove here, remove this one. Do the same on the other side. It will allow you to rotate these handles out 90 degrees. When you do that it rotates these tabs 90 degrees. Do the same on this side. With these like that you can drop it right into the below bedrails on the Ford. Once they install into place, turn these back 90 degrees, just like that. That will rotate the tabs, it will lock it into the rails. Take your pin and clip and slide it through both holes. Put the clip on. Same way on here. You'll do the same on the other side. That will keep that handle from rotating and unlocking. Pretty simple installation. One other thing I do want to mention is right here on the front you'll see this bar I have attached with these bolts. That's the outrigger bar and it's designed to help carry and distribute the hitch and the trailer weight when the hitch is at it's full travel distance. This will help eliminate any movement of the hitch in the truck bed. The thing you do want to make sure is that when you do adjust that outrigger bar that it's installed at the correct height before adjusting the final adjustment on that outrigger bar. This hitch is made in the U.S.A. using American steel. Again, I can't show you how this rotates because it does need weight but I do want to show you how the jaw would operate. If you go to hook up to your trailer you just pop your pin and clip out of the handle. If you just pull your handle all the way, you'll feel it lock open, the jaw is open. Here's an example for demonstration purposes. I have an example of what a two inch diameter king pin would look like. This is what the king pin that would be on your pin box. When you're backing up and your pin box is sliding in, once it gets all the way in you'll hear it automatically, the jaw will fully wrap around the kingpin. The locking bar slides across so its all locked into place. The last thing you need to do before you get on the road is just go ahead and drop your pin through these holes on the handle, put the clip on there and lock the handle so it doesn't open up. That should do it for the review on part number DM8550038, the Demco 21,000-Pound Hijacker Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch for the Ford OEM Towing Prep Packages. .


Customer Reviews

Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 21K - DM8550038

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (139 Customer Reviews)

This hitch slides automatically when you turn to give you 14" of clearance for tight turns. A wraparound jaw provides a smooth ride and a locking bar offers added security. Base secures in underbed mounts and removes for full bed access.

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works like it is abvertised 447633



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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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Unit works better then expected, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality fifth wheel hitch.

Kent V - 10/11/2017

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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

It is a very nice hitch. (works great) The only draw back is you have to be square with the trailer. But other then that, it works as advertised and I think it will last a long time. I'm well satisfied with the hitch. 515233



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Ford F-250 Super Duty

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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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I’m happy with hitch. Check out these videos of install for Ford prep package and hitch. Using the hitch on a 2017 Ford F-350 SRW shortbed. I’m pulling a 2015 Keystone Carbon 327 37’ toy hauler 639654



- DM8550038
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Had this for a year. Works very well. A bit heavy to remove but worth the confidence knowing this hitch is built heavy duty. Also not having my truck damaged is priceless. There is a routine that needs to be followed to lock in side rails. I put magnets on each side with a wrench on a tether so that I just reach down a grab the wrench for each side. Keep in mind, you need to back straight to hook up. Not designed to back in on a angle. That all being said, very pleased with this hitch and the great customer service from etrailer 636621



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Love this Demco product. Lisa at etrailer is superb. etrailer is top notch. 446556



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Overall great product. 339581



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

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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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

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



- DM8550035
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


If you have to have a slider this is the one to buy. I’ve now driven with it about 5000 miles..the only down side is that you have to hook and unhook with the truck perfectly straight in line with the trailer. But it does work perfectly as advertised. 517815


Comments

Great, customer service with [Demco Representative] could not be any better..he knows this hitch like the back of his hand . I would buy another just because of him.

Richard - 06/05/2019

56223

- DM8550035
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Works excellent! Will never use any other hitch again. 603389



- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


I love the it so much I had two of my friends get on. 593542



- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Great product, easy to assemble and works as advertised. 607371



- DM8550034
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Very easy to install takes 2 people most of the way and very time consuming . Looks great but haven't hooked up to a 5th wheel trailer yet . Will update at that time . 601857



- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


This is a great hitch. The auto slide feature is awesome and well worth the price. I can do a sharp turn in a cul-de-sac with my standard bed F250 truck and not worry at all about my 5th wheel hitting the cab. 600441



- DM8550022
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Review from a similar Demco 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



- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco 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



- DM8550034
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Makes life easy to tow in shortbed truck. Set and forget! Only downside is this thing is big and takes at least two people to install and remove if you need the bedspace! 463418



- DM8550035
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


I have had this for a year now, It took a while to get comfortable hooking it up. but now I feel great about it. Works as described and I am more confident when making sharp turns in confined areas. 550075



- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco 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


Comments

Works great, had a problem with the pin that keeps the hitch open at first. Demco sent me the part and works great

Bob t - 09/21/2017

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- DM8550035
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


great product i love it etrailer support was great. I had a question called the manufacture they have great service too. Best part is its MADE IN THE USA in Iowa. 556857



- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Had no problems with this hitch works as it should, very happy with it. Thanks for your concern. 479972


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My fifth wheel hitch works fine, only found one issue with it ,that is when backing into hooking up fifth wheel hitch tilts forward should have a way to stabilize it better

Martin T - 03/01/2019

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-- Rachael H - 3/1/2019


- DM8550022
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


INVOLVED INSTALLATION BUT VERY STURDY. COMES OUT EASY BUT A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO DROP INTO THE RECEIVER HOLES IN EXTREME TEMPERATURES DUE TO DIFFERENTIAL METAL EXPANSION IN MY AREA , NORTHERN NH 473716


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THE BEST FUNCTIONAL SHORT BED 5th WHEEL HITCH OUT THERE BUT ALSO THE HEAVIEST AND THE MOST DIFFICULT TO REMOVE AND REINSTALL. I HAD TO TAKE IT TO A GARAGE TO REMOVE IT AND AGAIN TO REINSTALL IT. I JUST LEAVE IT IN THE TRUCK BED NOW RATHER THAN FIGHT WITH IT.

Thomas S - 02/07/2019

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- DM8550034
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Really enjoy the Demco Hijacker autosli de. 470390



- DM8550034
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Best hitch I have ever owned, No more worries about rear window or cab corner damage. 565283



- DM8550022
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Hitch works great so far, installed in a 6-1/2 foot bed pulling a 39 ft 5th wheel. 466136



- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


The hitch was easy to install and works perfectly. It's heavy, so moving it out of the truck by myself is not an option like my old hitch (SOLID construction). Packing for shipment was very good, but plan to have a strong friend or a hand truck (as I did). Installation went well with no issues. Prior to purchasing, I had a couple of questions so I called the company. The rep answered all my questions without issue. 584322



- DM8550034
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


This 5th wheel hitch performs exactly as advertised, automatically extending the trailer rearward whenever making a tight turn with the truck. I can back my short bed Ram 2500 into a 90 degree angle between the truck and the trailer without trailer's nose (Grand Design Reflection 337 RLS) coming too close to the cab. This is why I bought this hitch -- I wasn't interested in having to get out of the truck to manually slide the trailer rearward when maneuvering in tight places. The automatic extending feature of the hitch is the greatest thing since canned beer! 616620



- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco 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



- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


The Demco hitch works okay once it is latched, but it is really hard to get it locked to the pin. The saddle tries to fall forward, making it hard for the pin to hit home. Once while hooking up, it seemed to be latched, but when I pulled forward, the whole trailer landed on the bed sides! Luckily, the pin landed on the base of the hitch, and no damage was done to the puller, even though the trailer made contact with it. It is difficult to hook up because you have to be pretty much exactly straight with the pin box. Sometimes when I start out from a standing stop, it will jerk really hard. I haven't figured out what causes that. I will give this hitch 2 stars because it is so hard to hook up. 465626



- DM8550022
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Hitch works perfectly. The auto slide is awesome! Very well built. Very heavy. Not something you want to be taking in and out of your bed all the time. My only complaint is that you have to be pretty straight when you hook or unhook the camper. 567589



- DM8550034
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


The hitch works as expected. It is very heavy duty and has held up well. I have pulled a 13,000 pound trailer in excess of 10,000 miles with no problems. I purchased this one because it does not require any adapters for the pin box/capture plate. This means I can pull any standard 5th wheel. The other brands that I found all required a special plate and was specific to the trailer (Not one size fits all). The only downside is that the hitch is very heavy. But that is to be expected for a very heavy duty hitch. 610491


Comments

The hitch is indeed heavy. If you have a chain hoist available, using a lifting bracket like part # DM6100
Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket
$49.95
see link would certainly make installing and removing the hitch much easier.

-- Mike L - 03/06/2019

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- DM8550024
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Review from a similar Demco 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



- DM8550034
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


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



- DM8550022
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Review from a similar Demco Hijacker Autoslide in Fifth Wheel


Hello, This hitch has been awesome. It works perfectly all the time. My only gripe would be that the head doesn’t fall down automatically. I have to get out of the truck to tilt it down when connecting to my trailer. Other than that, I’m very satisfied with the design and operation of the hitch. Thank You 521792



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Great product, not to hard to install with 2 people . I really like the auto part of slide, I have made a few u turns and no issues. 569056



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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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Ok... The darn thing weighs a ton! but that was outlined in their info... Just want to make that known. It took three of us to put in the base minus the "head". That was work !! As for the unit, it does as advertised. It swivels when turning and moves aft providing plenty of cab clearance. Don't expect to do a 90 degree turn however, but for normal situations it works fine. One thing I'd love to see is an "adjustment" to move (slide) the "head" a little more rearward when connecting. I only have about 6" of clearance with the gate down so I have to be nearly perfectly aligned to make the hookup. Speaking of which, hooking up can be a challenge. The clamps must have some "slack" and not be too tight against the pin box or alignment becomes a real issue. Also, if you aren't aligned with the trailer when disconnecting you'll need to have that same "off alignment" position when reconnecting as the "head" cannot be moved at all by hand. This can make for having to loosen the clamps, make the hook up, straighten the truck with the trailer and then have to re tighten the clamps. All in all, the unit is as expected and does provide movement aft and forward as you turn. Makes parking in that tight spot a bit less nerve racking... As for Customer Support Demco is spot on!! I had a couple of set up issues. One call cleared the misunderstanding on my end and the install went fine after that. On a second call, they also explained how to set up the clamps to better help with the above mentioned issues. But the nature of the design does not allow much leeway. Enjoy!!! 601243



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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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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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I have purchased several different products from etrailer. The folks there have been the most helpful, courteous that I believe I have ever dealt with on the internet... I purchased a demco slider 5th wheel hitch in February 2018. It arrived on time in good condition. I installed in a Ford F-350 with factory puck system I had no issues with install. I did watch the videos online and did find them helpful. I purchased this hitch because with the newer Fords as I'm sure some have experienced they sit about 3" higher than the trucks prior 2017. With my existing hitchI couldn't get low enough and the demco it did allow me to go3 '' lower. Even though the camper still runs a little high in the front its still a whole lot better than what it was. So after one year of use it did work well. It was a little bigger than my previous hitch it and is not an easy job to do by yourself without the help of some sort of hoist. All said I am happy with this product and would give it a good recommendation. 607004



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My wife and I are full-time RVers, and have used this slider hitch from the get-go while traveling around seeing the country over the past year. We are happy with our purchase, which has proven to be both easy to hook up, adjust, and functions well, as advertised. The only matter I think you may want to address are the thick plastic removable maintenance access covers which tend to bow, and the areas around the attachment holes have melted, in the hot weather. Perhaps instead using a light metal for the covers would be better solution. We are very happy overall with this hitch, and plan to keep it . Thank you. 593790



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Awesome product. Works flawlessly! Only drawbacks are the weight, shes heavy. But that just means made well in my book. I'd recommend it any day 575823



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After taking out two rear windows over the years, this was the only way to go. It took me a couple of tries to get the right height and I should have mounted the hitch to the rear in its rails. I think that's mostly on me because I am used to assembling things so I must not have been understanding the instructions. Anyway, once mounted it is a thing of beauty. This is the hitch that is built for the factory installed mount in our new Ford Superduty and it fits like a glove. 472960



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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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I have owned this unit for over a year now. Here are the pro's and cons that I have experienced. Pro- I have pulled with this hitch in some really tight spaces in forward and reverse and still have the rear window in tact. Con- Heavy, really heavy. Pro- heavy duty,smooth riding, and double jaw lock makes a great connection. Con- manufacturer recommends 1/8 of separation between the slides on the top of hitch. When backing upon 40' wheeler in some tight spaces it is hard to align without opening the slides a bit more. This is not he issue. Remembering to tighten them in the rush of leaving is the hard part. Pro- once you are attached to your truck there is nothing more you need to worry about until you disconnect. Con- If you are a weekender like me and use your truck for work the rest of the week, you will need at least one person to help lift in or out pre or post travel. Works pretty well with gantry crane. 604256



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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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I INSTALLED THE DEMCO HIJACKER AUTOSLIDE FITH WHEEL HITCH IN MY 17 F250 WITH THE FACTORY PREP PACKAGE. THE HITCH FIT PERFECTLY INTO THE FACTORY PUCK SYSTEM. DID NEED A FRIENDS HELP DO TO THE WEIGHT OF THE UNIT. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE OPERTION OF THE AUTOSLIDE AND THE FACT THAT I DON'T REALLY HAVE TO WORRY TO MUCH ABOUT THE TRAILER CONTACTING THE CAB OF TRUCK SINCE I HAVE A 6 FOOT BED. THIS IS THE FIRST FIFTH WHEEL HITCH I HAVE EVER USED BUT WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE THAT HAS A TRUCK WITH A SHORT BED. ONLY 4 STARS BECAUSE OF THE LEARNING CURVE OF HITCHING UP AND THE THING IS PRETTY HEAVY. ONCE I LEARNED THAT THE HITCH AND THE TRUCK HAVE TO BE PRETTY STRAIGHT IN LINE DUE TO THE CAPTURE PLATES HITCHING UP HAS BECOME A NONE ISSUE. I DID PURCHASE AN ENGINE HOIST SO THAT I CAN REMOVE THE HITCH FROM THE BED OF MY TRUCK BY MYSELF IF I NEED TO, BUT FOR THE MOST PART IT JUST STAYS MOUNTED. I ALSO LOVE THE FACT THAT IT HAS A HIGHT ADJUSTMENT WHICH ALLOWED IT TO STILL FIT UNDER MY BEDS TONNEAU. OVERALL VERY SATISFIELD WITH PURCHASE 600745



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The Demco slider hitch is an awesome hitch but it does have it's glitches and we are still working those out. But it is so convenient not having to get out of my truck and pull levers to make tight turns. Also, eTrailer has been exceptional with any problems that I have encountered and has gone above and beyond to make sure that I am satisfied with their products. 553103


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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Automatic Sliding Hitch for Ford Factory Prep Package Puck System
  • For your 2015 Ford F-350 with 6-3/4 foot bed and SRW 4x4 there are many fits for your factory prep package. I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 18K # DM8550024 which will adjust to give you turning clearance as you drive. This hitch will fit in your OEM pucks as will larger 21K # DM8550038 if you have a heavier trailer. You may also want to consider adding a second 7-way in the bed of your truck using...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch Options for a 2019 Ford F-250 with 6-1/2' Bed and OEM Prep Package
  • Although "best" can be a relative term, we have 2 sliding 5th wheel hitches that rise to the top. Both of these fit directly to the OEM pucks in your 2019 Ford F-250 so that when/if you remove them you will have a clean truck bed. The most popular 5th wheel hitch for your F-250 is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3370. This is considered by most to be the best 5th wheel hitch out there due to the solid construction, 1" thick dual locking jaws, fully-articulating head that can be easily removed,...
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  • Auto-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing Keystone Raptor 355TS
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  • Troubleshooting Demco Hijacker Autoslide Making Noise
  • How old is the hitch? Does your fifth wheel have a standard pin box or a cushioned pin box? Has it been lubricated? Does the locking bar automatically lock when the jaw closes? The thing that comes to mind immediately is the capture plates may not be adjusted properly. They MUST be evenly on both sides to 1/8" more than the width of the pin box.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Andersen Ultimate fifth wheel adapters are nice but they aren't ideal for short bed trucks as they will not give the needed clearance to make tight turns. What I would recommend is the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550038 which fits the factory rail kit package without the use of an adapter and automatically slides back as you make tight turns to provide you with the needed clearance to make sharp turns. This hitch also has a 21k capacity.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Short Bed With Factory Puck System
  • The best fifth wheel hitch for your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty short bed with the fifth wheel prep package is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide because you will never again need to get out of your truck just to make a turn, and because it uses a strong single-piece jaw which ensures a complete, secure connection to your king pin. The Hijacker will fit directly in the puck system of your 2019 F-350, as you can see in the accompanying photo, and is available in two different towing capacities,...
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  • Demco Hijacker Autoslide Compatibility with 2017 Ford F-250 Factory Rail System Holes/Pucks
  • For your Demco Hijacker Autoslide, if you have the above bed rail version like the 18K # DM8550034 or the 21K # DM8550035, then you will be able to use the adapter for your factory puck system. This adapter for your 2017 Ford F-250 is the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs # RP30156. If you want the hitch that will fit without an adapter, the # DM8550038 or # DM8550024 would be the options. You may also want to consider...
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  • Is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Compatible with a 5th Airborne Air Ride to Use on a 2017 Ford F-350
  • The autosliding 5th wheel hitches are definitely the way to go with a truck bed that is under 8 feet, like your 2017 Ford F-350 with a 6-3/4 foot bed. I like to recommend them because they eliminate the need to get in and out of your truck when cornering. They also feature the single wraparound jaw for full 360-degree contact with the king pin and a 3/4 inch steel locking bar for added security. The cushioning that they provide helps to reduce chucking and jarring and the brackets on the...
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  • Where are 5th Wheel Hitch Adjustable Height Measurements Taken on 2018 Ford F-350 w/Prep Package
  • For B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3370 fit Ford trucks with the prep package you would measure from the top of the pucks. That is about the same as the top of the bed corrugations. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you. Are you looking for a specific height that could possibly fall outside of the range of the Companion? If you need to go lower Demco hitches # DM8550024 and # DM8550038 are height adjustable from 15-1/2 inches to 18-1/4 inches. These hitches also slide automatically...
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  • Fit & Compatibility of Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitches with Industry-Standard Base Rails
  • There are different versions of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th wheel hitch that are made for different applications. For instance 13K hitch model # DM8550040 does fit into industry-standard above-bed base rails (ISRs) like # C16426-204 from Curt or your Reese rails. The 21K Demco hitch # DM8550038 fits into the Ford Super Duty factory 5th wheel prep kit. The 18K hitch # DM8550034 that you referenced also fits into ISRs. The linked page will display for you all Demco 5th wheel hitch...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch For 2017 Ford F-350 With 6-3/4 Ft Bed And Factory Prep Pkg
  • To make sure you have the clearance necessary to make those tight turns you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch on yoru 2017 F-350 with the 6-3/4 ft bed. The fifth wheel hitch I recommend is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, part # DM8550038. This hitch slides automatically when you need and gives you an additional 14-inches of clearance. This is great because you do not have to get in and out of your truck to operate a manual slider. This fifth wheel has a single-jaw...
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  • How To Gain Bed Side Clearance While Using the Ranch Hitch On a 2019 Ford F-350
  • If you have the factory prep package on your 2019 Ford F-350 then your only option to gain additional height with the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter part # AM3139 is to use a high-rise gooseneck hitch ball. The tallest high-rise gooseneck hitch ball we offer for your F-350 is the B&W Ball and Safety Chain Kit part # BWGNXA2061 which measures 5-3/4" from the base to the top of the ball (see photo). If the above will not give you the added bedside clearance...
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  • Compatibility of Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch with Reese Elite Pucks
  • The Reese Elite pucks are in the exact same location as the Ford Factory Rail Kit pucks. The Reese Elite pucks will allow the following options: Demco Hijacker Autoslide - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 18K # DM8550024 or 21K # DM8550038. Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ford OEM # DM6175 will allow Hijacker Hitches or any other standard 5th wheel sliding hitch to fit your pucks. If you already have a Hijacker Autoslide, you can simply get the side plates part # DM6033 to make...
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  • Do I Need a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2019 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • Generally speaking, a short bed like what you have on your 2019 Ford F-350 will require you to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch in order to make a sharp turn unless you have some sort of rotating pin box on your trailer which is rare. Otherwise, you would likely run the loft of the trailer into the cab of the vehicle causing several thousands in damage. That said, the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30921 won't be a good choice for you. Instead, I recommend the Demco Hijacker...
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  • Recommendation on Which Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a 2017 Ford F-350
  • On your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty and your Raptor 352TS Toy Hauler you could use either Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch. Looking at all the information that you supplied, it looks like the total gross trailer weight of your trailer will be the shipping weight and the carrying capacity added together. In this case, the total gross trailer weight will be 16,840 lbs. This number will be the trailer fully load to its capacity. At 16,840 lbs, the Demco Hijacker, # DM8550024 rated a 18,000...
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  • Reese Goosebox Compatibility with 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Pucks and Gooseneck Hitch Ball
  • With a 2017 Ford F-350 the Goose Box Pin box replacements do work with the standard bed size. The standard bed has an inside height of 21.1 inches, so you will have adequate clearance with the Goose Box being completely inside your truck bed yet ensuring your trailer is over the bed rail height. The Goose Box has adjustability so you can ensure the correct angle to ensure a fit. I've attached a couple photos to assist with the clearances you should look for with your trailer and...
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  • Demco Hijacker AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch Placement in 2017 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • To install the Demco Hijacker 21K AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550038 in your short-bed 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty that has the factory puck system you will want to position the hitch on its mounting wings so that the center of the jaws is over or 1-inch in front of the axle center line. Since this is an auto-sliding hitch anyway you could actually use the more-forward position if the trailer's front profile was tapered and available clearance allowed it, but in general the king pin...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed and Factory Prep Package Puck System
  • For your 2019 Ford F-350 short bed with factory prep package I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w Slider # BWRVK3370. This hitch is rated for 20K and is designed to work perfectly with the puck system in your truck. The hitch head is able to be easily installed separately and the hitch is easy to use with the round tube manual slider base. If you want an automatic slider to allow you to stay in your cab, then I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Towing Setup for 2017 Ford Super Duty Factory Rail Kit
  • Not to confuse you even further but if you are looking for a smoother ride quality than a sliding hitch I have a better option for you to consider. If you replace the pin box on your trailer with a Sidewinder you will get the benefit of the auto slide fifth wheel hitches without all of the moving parts and weight of a slider hitch. Plus the trailer will track better behind the truck and will back up much easier. If you are looking for a solution that is better than the Demco and the...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation For A 2018 Ford F-350 Short Bed With Prep Package
  • For your 2018 Ford F-350 short bed with the factory hitch prep package, the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide Hitch, Item # DM8550038, will work well for you. It is a confirmed fit for the 4 receiver puck system in your truck and will automatically slide back when you are in a tight turn to give the clearance you need. You will need locking plates to use a Trailair pin box like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Locking Plate, Item # DM6095. With regards to maintenance, follow the guidelines in...
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  • Will Demco Hijacker for Ford Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fit Reese Elite Rails
  • Yes, the Reese Elite rail kit part # RP30868 is the same rail kit as the factory Ford rail kits. So if you installed this rail kit in your Chevy truck you could use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550038. The other Demco hitch you referenced would not fit as it's for the Demco underbed rails.
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  • Troubleshooting Excess Slack In Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch Head
  • I called my contact at Demco and asked about the slack you said you have with the # DM8550038 on your 2016 F-250. On the forward side of the hitch(closest to the cab) there is a bolt you can make a bit of adjustment with to tighten the head up. My contact said you would need to loosen the jamb nut first and then turn the bolt 1/8 of a turn at a time, then tighten the jamb nut and see if that eliminates the problem. That should take care of any of the slack you said the hitch has. If...
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  • Does the Hitch Head Easily Remove for an Autoslide Hijacker That Fits a 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The 5th wheel hitch head on the both the 18K # DM8550024 and the 21K # DM8550038 Hijacker Autoslide for your 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty is easily removed. There is a simple pin system that needs to be removed to take the hith head (which weighs about 60 lbs) off of the body of the hitch. I have attached a picture from the installation details highlighting this for you to check out. If you have a Glide Ride, Mor Ryde, Trailair Tri Glide, or 5th Airborne pin box, you must install a special...
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  • Comparing Demco 5th Wheel Auto Slide Hitches 21K DM8550038 and 18K DM8550024
  • Demco 5th wheel hitches # DM8550038 and # DM8550024 are both confirmed fits for your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory installed 5th wheel kit. Both are drop-in installations and both hitches include the automatic slider feature and a generous 14-inches of front-to-back travel for excellent turning clearance. The Demco hitches do include cushioning in the form of polyurethane dampeners that work to reduce noise and shocks from road surfaces. Construction of the Demco hitches is quite...
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