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  • Can Reese Titan 20 Handle Weight of 12,000 lb Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Yes, the Reese Titan 20 part # RP30867 has a 20k capacity so it would easily be able to handle a 12,000 lb trailer.
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  • How Much Clearance on the Cab-Side of the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W is There
  • From the center of the post that installs in your B&W Gooseneck Hitch to the forwardmost (towards your cab) part of the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W that you referenced is 15". Since there is no guide as to what specific tank size can fit, you can use this measurement to base the dimensions of your tank off of. I confirmed this with my contact at B&W and I have also attached a photo that you can use as a reference.
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  • Demco Hijacker 4 Pin Underbed System Measurement
  • For your 2014 Ford F-250 short bed, it sounds like you have the Underbed Rail and Installation Kit for Demco Hijacker UMS 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Hitches # DM8551000. These holes will be 13-1/2 inches on center front to back and 29-5/8 inches on center side to side. I've attached a photo to assist. This is compatible with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Underbed - 18,000 lbs # DM8550022. If that isn't the measurement, then send...
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  • Weight of B&W Patriot 16K 5th Wheel Hitch BWRVK3200
  • If you intend to purchase a 5th wheel trailer that has a Revolution or Sidewinder pivoting pin box for use with your 2013 Ram 2500 short bed then you will not need a sliding-type hitch and can use a fixed hitch of your preference. However, the excellent B&W Companion 20K hitch # BWRVK3500-5W, which mounts using the gooseneck install kit # BWGNRK1313-5W, is not compatible with any type of pivoting pin box. You are correct that B&W makes a serious product. Their 5th wheel hitches are produced...
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  • Weight of 5th Wheel Hitches Not Including the Packing/Shipping Materials
  • We do not list a net weight in the specs for every single item we ship but we do indicate a shipping weight for all products. This shipping weight will appear on each individual hitch page, below the price field. For instance, the linked page displays all sliding 5th wheel hitches that are suitable for your 2013 Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2-foot bed. The first hitch listed, the Curt Q20 # C16536, has a shipping weight of 248-lbs without the base rail installation kit # C16411-204 which...
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  • Recommended Trailer-to-Truck Clearance Dimensions for 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The recommended clearance dimensions for 5th wheel towing are indicated on the diagram that I linked for you. Between the bottom of the trailer overhang and the top of the truck bed rails we suggest having no less than 5-inches of clearance to allow for trailer pitch and yaw when you're making a turn while also descending a hilly road. You can measure your truck's bed-to-rail height to determine the correct height setting (and a compatible choice of hitch) for your specific application....
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  • How Does Gross Combined Weight Rating Determine Towing Capacity
  • It's not always evident what a truck's max capacity is, even by reading the owner's manual, but if you look at the ratings sticker on the driver's side door jamb, you can get an accurate statement of the truck's towing abilities. On the sticker, look for the Gross Combined Weight Rating, GWCR which is the maximum amount the truck plus the fully loaded trailer can weigh. From that, subtract the GVW, which represents the curb weight of the vehicle, plus gasoline, cargo and passengers. The...
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  • Are There Limits to Truck and Trailer Length?
  • To begin with, the truck you mentioned, a Ram 2500 with the fifth wheel prep, would be a great option, and you definitely have the right idea with a long bed if you are going to be towing a fifth wheel trailer in order to have the proper clearance. When it comes to length, the fact is that any trailer you get that which is going to house five people is going to be on the longer side; the only concern may be if you have local laws governing the combined length of your truck and trailer,...
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  • What is the Weight of the Demco 18k Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch ?
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 has a weight of 273 lbs. I've added a couple links to video reviews of this hitch for you to take a look at.
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  • Reese Hitch That Will Clear Tailgate on 2014 Toyota Tundra
  • If you have a hitch such as the Curt E16 # 16516, then the issue may just be height. It has four height settings, but the maximum height is 17". There are hitches from a number of manufacturers that will give you between 4" and 4-1/2" more height and work with the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Toyota Tundra # C16468-204 that you own. The tallest Reese hitch that will work for you is the outstanding Reese Titan 20 # RP30870, which has a maximum height setting of 20". It...
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  • Dimensions of Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch Slider
  • The Curt Round Tube Slider for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package # C16020, which is the slider to Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16545-16020, measures 32-1/2" wide x 20-1/2" long and is designed to fit directly into the puck system of your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty's factory rail kit. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For A Camper W/GVWR 14,100 lbs With Hitch Weight Of 2,100 lbs
  • I would recommend choosing a fifth wheel hitch with your future needs in mind. Fifth wheel trailer hitches have weight ratings that need to be more than the fully loaded trailer being towed. Towing a trailer that is heavier than what the hitch is rated for is not safe. There is nothing wrong with having a hitch that is overrated, especially if you might be towing a heavier trailer in the future. Like you mentioned, you will need a slider for your 2012 Dodge Ram pickup. If you think...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty w/8 Foot Bed & Factory Rail Kit
  • While a great hitch, the B&W hitch part # BWRVK3600 does not fit your factory puck system because it is designed for Rams. Instead, the B&W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3300 is what you need to fit your F-350. However, it only has a maximum gross towing weight of 20,000 lbs. For the additional capacity the Curt Q25 hitch part # C16039 and the Reese Elite hitch part # RP30871 will fit your truck. The Curt Q25 part # C16039 is a heavy duty fifth wheel hitch with a gross towing weight...
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  • BWRVK3400-5W Measurement From Hitch Post to Cab
  • The B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W measures 15" from hitch post to furthest part of the front (or cab-side) of the hitch; so you have 5" of space to work with. The Companion is considered by many to be the single best option for a fifth wheel hitch, and for evidence you can take a look at the over 350 reviews on our site; almost all of which are 5 stars. Since you have the Turnoverball BWGNRK1111-5W already installed in your 2014 Ford F-350, you will not need any other parts to use this...
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  • What is the Weight Capacity for a Brophy 5th Wheel Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Brophy who said that all of their 5th wheel hitches are rated for 16,000 lbs.
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  • Weight of B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch for use on 2016 Ford F-250
  • The B&W Companion # BWRVK3370 is two pieces - the base, which weighs 192 lbs, and the head, which weighs 75 lbs for a combined total of 267 lbs. This hitch, which will fit directly in the puck system of your 2016 Ford F-250 with factory rail kit, is almost universally praised for its quality. It has jaws which are a full 1" thick that allow complete enclosure around your king pin for a highly secure connection. This also keeps the ride much quieter, as do the polyurethane bushings it...
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  • How Much do the Individual Pieces of the Demco Recon Weigh
  • The head of the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550043, which can be found as part # DM6169, weighs about 47 lbs. The base, which is part # DM6180, also weighs in at about 47 lbs. This puts the total weight of the Recon just under 100 lbs.
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  • Determining How Much Space there Will be Between Front of Bed and B&W Companion on 2017 Ford F-350
  • The B&W Companion 5th wheel slider hitch for your 2017 Ford F-350 short bed with factory prep package is actually # BWRVK3370. It measures approximately 17 inches from the centerline between the front and rear sets of factory mounting holes to the forward end of the hitch (closest to the truck cab). Using this information you will be able to determine how much space you will have once the hitch is installed.
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  • Benefits of Using Higher-Rated 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Curt's 24K-rated 5th wheel hitch # C16566 is a slider type that will fit into any industry-standard above-bed 5th wheel base rails from any manufacturer. Since this is a slider hitch is it ideally suited to a short-bed truck application like your 6-3/4-foot bed F-250 where extra clearance is needed to avoid trailer-to-cab contact when making tight turns. Long-bed pickups do not need this slider feature so they can use fixed-type hitches that do not slide. Very short beds (under 6-feet)...
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  • What Is the Weight of the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30142
  • The actual physical weight of the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch, # RP30142, is 143 lbs. The towing weight capacity of this Reese hitch is 18,000 lbs and this hitch has a 4,500 lbs vertical load limit. I have attached two videos on the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch for you to review.
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  • How to Select 5th Wheel Trailer Tire Capacity Based on Trailer GVWR
  • When it is time to select new tires for your 5th wheel camper trailer you will want to start with the trailer's gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR, which is the very most the trailer can weigh. This weight figure should then be divided by the number of tires on the trailer, 4 for a tandem axle trailer, for example. So, if you had a tandem trailer rated for 8000-lbs GVWR each of the tires should be rated for no less than 2000-lbs. In the most popular trailer wheel/tire size, ST205/75-15...
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  • Base Size and Mounting Hole Spacing for Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch RP30054
  • According to my contact at Reese, their Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30054 has a base that measures 17- x 28-inches. The four mounting holes' centers are spaced at 15-inches front-to-back and 25-inches left-to-right. Do note that welding and possibly also some fabrication will be required when you mount this hitch to the truck's frame. The required under-bed steel plate will need to be a bit close to the size of the 17 x 28 mounting base.
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  • Distance From Gooseneck Ball to Back of B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider
  • The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3400-5W referenced in your question will have a distance of 15 inches from the center of the gooseneck ball to the back edge of the Companion. The overall length of the 5th Wheel Hitch is 45 inches and has a width of 34-3/8 inches. If you are checking for clearance with a bed mounted accessory like a toolbox, you will just want to measure this 15 inch distance out from the center of your gooseneck ball to see if it will fit. This...
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  • What Is the Weight of the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Factory Rail Kit
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3300 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford F-350 with factory rail kit for 5th wheel. This hitch weighs just under 150 lbs. It does come in sections so 1 person can load this hitch easily by first installing the base and then installing the head. I've attached an installation video for you to see this installation. You may want to consider using the Draw-Tite 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring...
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  • What is Lowest Height Setting for Curt Q20 Slider Hitch # C16536
  • The height range for the Curt hitch part # C16536 that you referenced is 17-1/2 inches to 21-1/2 inches so the lowest height would be 17-1/2 inches.
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  • Weight of the B & W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W has a total weight of 206 lbs according to B&W. I've attached a link to a video review of this product as well as a link to an install video for you to take a look at.
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  • What Does Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch C16520-16026 Weigh
  • The Curt A16 hitch part # C16520-16026 weighs 196 lbs. You should note that a fifth wheel hitch does not count as tongue weight since it is actually carried in the bed of the truck over the rear axle and not at the rear of the vehicle at the bumper where tongue weight is factored. If your truck has a tongue weight rating that does not refer to fifth wheel towing and instead refers to bumper pull trailer towing.
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  • Would Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch Have Capacity for 10k Dry Weight Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • The Curt A16 fifth wheel hitch part # C16120 has a 16k capacity so it would pretty easily handle the weight of a 10k fifth wheel trailer. This is a really nice fifth wheel hitch that was recently updated by Curt. We have found that our customers really like it so I would recommend it highly for you. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • How Much Does Each Component Of The Reese Elite Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30144 Weigh
  • The Reese Elite Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30144 basically breaks down to three pieces: The head # 58292 which is about 40 pounds, the head support # 58293 which is about 50 pounds, and the sliding base which is about 100 pounds. Realistically, you will only remove the head to move the hitch in and out of your truck bed so the base and head support will be attached weighing about 150 pounds.
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  • Do Fifth Wheel Rails have Weight Capacities
  • Fifth wheel rails don't come in varying weight capacities. Our rail manufacturers state that the capacity of the rails matches the capacity of the hitch that is installed in them. Were you possibly overloading the hitch? If the hitch starts to flex due to being overloaded that is when you'll see issues with the rails like what you described.
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  • 5th Wheel Towing Capacity of 2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Cab
  • I suggest you check your owner's manual to confirm your Tundra's towing capacity since this can vary a lot based on engine, drive train bed length and whether any tow package upgrades have been installed. I think the 1475-lb figure you found may be a payload capacity, not a towing capacity. I reviewed an online edition of the owner's manual for the 2007 Toyota Tundra and on page 581 there is a Towing Capacity chart for the CrewMax cab version. I have linked that chart for your reference....
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  • Weight of Individual Parts of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/Round Tube Slider # RP30083
  • Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs Item # RP30083 can be taken apart to make it easier to remove the hitch from your 2017 Silverado 3500. The head comes off of the center section. After that though you would have to unbolt the center section from the legs. Then the center section can come off followed by the slider base. The head weighs approximately 45 pounds The slider base weighs about 65 pounds The center section weighs about 60 pounds This...
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  • Weights and Measures of Demco HiJakcer 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
  • For Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Underbed - 18,000 lbs Item # DM8550022 the head by itself, which is # DM6081, weighs approximately 65 pounds. The base the head sits on by itself weighs approximately 178 pounds. And the side plates weigh about 40 pounds. They combine for a total weight of approximately 285 pounds. The base is 35 inches long by 33 inches wide overall. According to our contacts at Demco the pin box should NOT make contact...
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  • Overall Length and Width of Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider DM8550022
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Underbed - 18,000 lbs Item # DM8550022 is 35 inches long by 33 inches wide. The hitch weighs about 280 pounds so a 500 pound capacity lift table would work well.
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  • How to Select 5th Wheel Hitch with Height Range Compatible with 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The dealership from which you will purchase your trailer ought to be able to give you the height of the king pin when the trailer is level, as it needs to be for best handling when towed. He also can look at the pin box to see in what position it is installed on the trailer's mounting wings. If it is already mounted at the highest possible position then this tells you that you cannot lower the trailer's nose any further, but you could raise it. Conversely, if the pin box is already at the...
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  • Recommended Curt 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 Dually with Factory Puck System
  • For as large a trailer as you have, a 42-foot 20,000-lb-GVWR Landmark 5th wheel, I absolutely recommend using a 24K-rated 5th wheel hitch to give you some safety margin. Your 2017 F-350 dually is an excellent truck to tow this trailer, especially since it is a long bed that will naturally give you good turning clearance. And since you have the factory rail kit option you can use any of the three hitches shown on the linked page. All fit the factory pucks. Curt's Q24 hitch # C16545-16017...
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  • Height Range of the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16530-16020
  • The height range of the Curt Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16530-16020 that you referenced is 17" - 21" from top of the pickup bed to the top of the hitch skid plate.
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  • What Does the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16530-16020 Weigh
  • The weight of the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # C16530-16020 that you referenced weighs 278 lbs.
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  • Height of 18K Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550034 referenced in your question has three possible hitch height settings, depending on what you are needing to tow your trailer level. It can be adjusted to 15-1/4 inches, 16-1/2 inches or 18 inches in height. This is a great 5th wheel hitch that features an automatic slider so you do not need to get in and out of your truck every time you need to make sharp turns. The premium wraparound, single-piece jaw will provide a secure connection...
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  • Available Auto-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitches for 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Short Bed Pickup
  • Your short-bed Sierra 2500 HD pickup does need a sliding type 5th wheel hitch to give you a reasonable turning radius. And yes, you do already know the answer! Safety margin in towing capacity is always a sensible idea. In your truck that has the factory 5th wheel prep an 18K hitch like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034, or better yet their 21K # DM8550035, will provide the same automatic sliding feature and a full 14-inches of slider travel, the same as the PullRite 4400. Both...
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  • 5th Wheel Slider Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500 Diesel Short-Bed
  • Your 2016 Ram 2500 diesel certainly has the grunt required to tow a trailer that weighs half its rated towing capacity, but since you have a short-bed pickup you will need a slider type hitch that will give you the necessary clearance between the cab and trailer to make tight turns. If your short bed has the factory 5th wheel rail kit you can use the superb 20K B&W hitch # BWRVK3670 which drops right into the 4 pucks in the bed. This slider gives you a full 12-inches of travel to give...
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  • How to Determine If Fifth Wheel Trailer has Clearance to Not Hit Cab When Turning
  • That depends largely on the measurements of the trailer nose and whether or not it has an extended pin box. Here is a formula though that you can use to determine if you have clearance. The formula you are referring to is this: (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from the fifth wheel jaw center to the truck cab B = Offset used (slider clearance or Sidewinder offset) C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2. You really want a minimum of 4 inches of clearance to be...
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  • How Much Does Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Hitch Weigh
  • The Curt E16 hitch part # C16115 weighs 94 lbs which is actually pretty lightweight compared to most fifth wheel hitches.
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  • Weight and Height of Demco 18K Hijacker # BM8550024
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 referenced in your question, which is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit, has a total weight of 289 pounds. The hitch head can be removed, which has a weight of 65 pounds. You will need two people to remove or install the hitch or you can use the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 to assist with this. The Demco Hijacker has 3 possible hitch height settings, which are measured from truck...
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  • Can Fifth Wheel Trailer Be Towed With Hitch That Has Lower Weight Capacity Rating
  • I recommend choosing a fifth wheel hitch that is rated to handle more than the weight of the trailer you are towing. You may get by pulling a trailer that is heavier that the rating for the hitch, but I would not take any chances. If there would be any issues, the warranty would be voided for towing with a trailer that is too heavy for the hitch. If you want me to make a recommendation, let me know what year make and model truck you have and what length bed you have. Also let me know...
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  • How To Determine Your Vehicles Max Tow Capacity
  • In order to find your vehicle's max tow capacity, you must first find the gross combined vehicle weight rating (GCWR). You must then subtract the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) from the gross combined vehicle weight rating (GCWR). The result of subtracting the (GVWR) from the (GCWR) will give you your max towing capacity. You can find the (GCWR) by contacting your local manufacture with your VIN. The (GCWR) will not be consistent across all platforms as it will vary slightly from...
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  • How Much Weight Can the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch Support
  • From the research that I did, it looks like none of the Kaufman trailers have a Gross Trailer Weight rating of over 18,000 lbs. Since the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16069 is rated for 25,000 lbs Gross Towing Weight and 6,250 lbs for Vertical Load Limit, the weight will not be an issue. Keep in mind that this specific hitch that you reference will only fit 2016-2017 GMC Sierra 2500, 3500 and Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500 with 8 foot beds and...
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  • Will the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch Keep Weight Capacities in the Highest Setting
  • The Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16245 will continue to have the Gross Towing Weight of 24,000 lbs and Vertical Load Limit of 6,000 lbs while in the highest setting.
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  • What Is Overall Height Of Curt Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Including In Bed Rails
  • The height of a fifth wheel system like the # C16521 is measured from the top of the hitch bed rails to the top of the hitch head when level. Since most bed rails sit about 1-1/4 inches above the bed, The height of the Curt Slider with the # C16411-204 rails would be from about 19-3/4 to 22-3/4 inches.
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  • How Much Does Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch RP30142 Weigh
  • The Reese Elite Series 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30142 weighs 125 pounds. The hitch comes assembled so it is in a stout box that accounts for most of the rest of the shipping weight. The head is 45 pounds, the center section is 42 pounds, and the arches together are about 36 pounds.
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  • Dimensions of Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Demco Recon 5th wheel trailer hitch # DM8550043 tabs that fit in the rails are 21-15/16 inches apart on center. The measurement given by manufacturers is almost always listed as 22 inches. I went ahead and pulled the hitch and measured it at just a hair under 22 inches. Overall width of hitch is 24-13/16 inches Overall length of hitch is 24 inches I have 5 height measurements for you. With head on: Base to top of hitch in lowest position 15-1/2 inches Base to top of hitch...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch With Maximum Height for Most Trailer-to-Truck Bed Rail Clearance
  • Thank you for the photo of your 2016 Ram 3500's bed rail which sits 59-inches above ground. You are correct that the recommended minimum clearance between a bed rail and the underside of the trailer's overhang is 5 to 6-inches, as shown in the linked diagram. Since your trailer sits lower than your truck you'll need some height adjustment to tow safely. By chance is your truck lifted? Lifted pickups are not ideal for 5th wheel towing for the reason you have already discovered. Even some...
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  • Weight Of Reese Elite Series Hitches Compatible With Ford Factory Rail Kit
  • The Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 26,500 lbs # RP30871 is only weighed for shipping. The shipping weight is 165 lbs, so you will need to take off a couple pounds for shipping material, but that is a fairly accurate functional weight. The 18K capacity Elite Series Hitch # RP30142 is 143 lbs, and the 26.5K capacity Elite Series Hitch # RP30871 is 165 lbs. All of these hitches are compatible with your 2016 Ford F-250 with Factory...
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  • Weight of Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch HT31326-32042
  • The shipping weight of the Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # HT31326-32042 is 230-lbs, about 10-lbs of which will be the carton and packing materials. The head assembly alone, part # HT31326, weighs 105-lbs with its carton and packaging.
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  • Andersen Ultimate Connection AM3200 Weight
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection part # AM3200 weighs 40 lbs. Considering how much a normal fifth wheel hitch weighs this is a great alternative as most are about 100 lbs more than that.
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  • How Heavy of a Trailer can a 20K 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Safely Tow
  • The weight you can safely tow behind your vehicle will always be limited by your setup's weakest component. For example, if you have a Husky 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch that has a 20,000 pound capacity but your truck has a maximum trailer weight of 15,000 pounds, you will need to follow the 15,000 pound capacity of your vehicle, even though the hitch itself is capable of handling more. I have also attached a couple of articles on towing a trailer that you may find helpful.
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  • How Much Does Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Weigh DM8550034
  • Another Expert was asked this very question and he found that the total weight of the 18k Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 is listed at 265 pounds. You can disassemble the hitch when taking the hitch out of your truck. The head weighs approximately 40 pounds leaving about 225 pounds for the base.
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  • 5th Wheel Towing Capacity of 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • You will want to confirm the towing capacity of your specific Ram pickup before selecting a 5th wheel hitch and trailer. Since pickups can come with many choices of engine, transmission and axle ratio, your truck could have a higher or lower towing capacity than 8500-lbs. I reviewed the towing guide on the ramtrucks.com website and 8500-lbs is the listed towing capacity for many versions of the current 1500s, but your owner's manual is the best place to confirm what your truck can do since...
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  • How to Determine Towing Capacity of a Truck and Best Vehicle to Flat Tow Behind a Motorhome
  • The towing capacity of your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will depend on the model year and other packages you may have. Check your owner's manual for listed capacities. If you want to get as specific as possible find the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of your truck on its spec label. Usually inside the driver's side door jamb. Then load your truck exactly how you would if you were going on a trip and towing the trailer. With the truck loaded weight it on a commercial scale. Then...
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  • What Are Dimensions Of Reese Elite Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I took the measurements you asked about for the Reese Elite Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # RP30142. The front to back measurement of the legs is 17-inches and side to side is 33-1/4 inches. If you mean the top plate on the head, it measures 16 inches x 20 inches.
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  • Weight of Individual Parts of B&W and Curt 5th Wheel Hitches for a 2017 Chevy Silverado Puck System
  • On B&W hitch # BWRVK3700 the base weighs about 85 pounds and the head weighs about 74 pounds. On Curt hitch # C16520-16025 the head and center section weigh about 82 pounds (the head by itself is more like 65 pounds) and the base which would be the 2 legs weigh about 92 pounds together. The heads do not tilt all that much and the reason for that is the width of a 5th wheel trailer. A small amount of tilt at the hitch equals a lot of tilt at the far ends of a trailer. It is roughly...
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  • Height Differences For Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch In Slider Versus Non-Sliding Application With Ram
  • The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16520-16021 is adjustable from 13 inches high to 17 inches high. The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs, # C16521 for above bed rails or adapter rails is adjustable from 17-1/2 inches high to 21-1/2 inches high. The adapter rails for the sliding hitch into the factory pucks is # C16022 For your Ram truck. I couldn't find the 16043 legs, but # C16021 are the...
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  • Height Settings for Curt and B&W 5th Wheel Hitches for 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 with Factory Pucks
  • The 13-1/2 to 17-1/2 inch height adjustment measurements for Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16520-16025 were taken in house and are the correct measurements. There is a height setting of 15-1/2 on this hitch. And for B&W hitch # BWRVK3700 the middle setting is 17-3/4 inches. Also keep in mind that on most 5th wheel trailers the pin box can be adjusted up and down. Measuring for the height of the hitch does not take into account how much the truck will squat once the trailer is coupled....
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  • Towing Capacity of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • From my research the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD maxes out at 14,800 pounds. However, the best way to find what your truck can tow is to check the truck's gross combined weight rating (GCWR) which can usually be found on the specs sticker in the driver's side door jamb. The GCWR is the amount of weight the entire setup can be including the weight of the truck, trailer, and everything and everybody in both of them. Once you have the GCWR load your truck like you would when you're...
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  • Andersen Ultimate Hitch AM3200 Height Range
  • I spoke with my contact at Andersen and he informed me that the Ultimate 5th Wheel Adapter part # AM3200 that you referenced has three height settings now. One that is 15-3/4 inches, 16-11/16 inches, and 18 inches. I attached a picture that shows these dimensions.
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  • How to Determine Hitch Height for Companion Hitch for Ford Rail Kit in 2016 Ford F-350
  • For your 2016 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit the B&W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3300 would be the correct fitting hitch and would be an excellent option as many view the Companion hitches as the nicest hitches around. Unless you can get the dealer to give you the distance from the pin box platform down to the ground on the trailer you would have to wait till the trailer shows up to determine what height setting you would need to use with the hitch. The other measurement needed...
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  • Will Using the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter Raise the Height of the 5th Wheel Hitch
  • You are correct, if you use the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter, # RP30154, with the Pro Series 20K 5th Wheel Hitch, # PS30119, you will raise the hitch height 2 inches. We do offer a few 5th wheel hitch models that do not need the use of the Reese adapter. Curt has the Q20 Hitch set up for the Ram Tow Prep Package, # C16530-16021. The Q24 has a 20K weight capacity and will fit the factory-installed tow prep package on you 2014 Ram 3500. B&W has the Companion 5th Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3600....
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  • Towing Capacity of 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 with 5.3-liter V8 Engine
  • The best place to confirm the towing capacity of your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 with 5.3-liter V8 engine is the printed owner's manual. This will reflect the capacity of your specific pickup with the particular mix of equipment installed on it at the factory, including the 3.42 differential. I reviewed the online trailering guide on the Chevrolet website and at most a properly-equipped 1500 can tow 12,000-lbs. But your 5.3L V8 crew cab 4x4 with 3.42 differential is shown...
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  • Will Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch Sit Below Truck Rails on 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16621 you referenced in your question will work with your 2012 GMC Sierra. The height of this 5th Wheel Hitch can range between 17-1/2 inches to 21-1/2 inches. I did some research and found that the depth of the truck bed on your 2012 GMC Sierra is 21 inches. To be sure the hitch will fit under your Tonneau Cover when it is closed, you can measure from your truck bed floor to the underside of the Tonneau Cover. As long as this provides at least 22...
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  • How Much Do Reese Titan 16K 5th Wheel Slider Hitch and Reese Rail Adapter for Ram Prep Package Weigh
  • The Reese Titan 16 5th wheel slider hitch # RP30869 weighs 175 pounds assembled. And the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154 weighs just under 90 pounds. The total for both is 265 pounds.
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  • Weight of Each Piece of Reese Elite Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Reese Elite Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30144 basically breaks down to three pieces: The head # 58292 which is about 40 pounds, the head support # 58293 which is about 50 pounds, and the sliding base which is about 100 pounds. Realistically, you will only remove the head to move the hitch in and out of your truck bed so the base and head support will be attached weighing about 150 pounds.
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  • Mounting Spacing for the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Demco Recon 5th wheel trailer hitch # DM8550043 mounts in industry standard above the bed 5th wheel rails. Side to side it will fit the center slots in the rails which are 20-1/2 inches apart on center. And front to back ISR rails are a little less than 22 inches apart on center.
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  • Why is There Weight Capacity Difference Between Reese Titan 16 and 20k Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • I will admit that both of the hitches you referenced look basically identical on the outside. The difference though is internal between the part # RP30866 and the # RP30867 that you referenced. The jaw systems are different as well as other internal components which is why the part # RP30866 has a lower capacity.
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  • Why Do Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitches PS30132 and PS30855 Have Diffferent Capacities
  • I will admit that both of the hitches you referenced look basically identical on the outside. The difference though is internal between the part # PS30132 and the # PS30855 that you referenced. The jaw systems are different as well as other internal components which is why the part # PS30855 has a lower capacity.
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  • How Much Does a Reese 5th Wheel Hitch Weight
  • The Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Hitch weighs approximately 130 lbs. It does have a removable head, but you have to get under it to take some pins out first. All of our products have the shipping weight on the product's information page, so you can judge about how much something is going to weigh based off of its shipping weight. Unfortunately we do not have listings for the weight or removable components of our products, but I have some recommendations for you to consider. We do have...
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  • What Height Adjustment to Use for Fifth Wheel Hitch Head
  • The correct height for your hitch really depends on your fifth wheel trailer and truck setup. Basically you want your trailer to sit as level as possible so you will need to pick the correct height adjustment of the hitch based on what will give you a level setup for your trailer. What you will do is park the truck and trailer on level ground. Using the landing gear/jacks on the 5th wheel to make it level, then measure from the ground to the bottom of the pin box skid plate, not the...
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  • When Setting Fifth Wheel Hitch Head Height for Leveling Trailer Does Suspension Sag Get Factored
  • Ideally you want the trailer to sit as level as possible with at least 6 inches of clearance from the truck bed rails to the overhang of the trailer. If the suspension of the vehicle does sag when you put the weight of the trailer on it then you will need to compensate for that with the height of the fifth wheel hitch head.
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  • Weight of Reese Titan Fifth Wheel Hitch RP30867
  • The Reese Titan part # RP30867 weighs about 186 lbs which should be less than half what you Pullrite weighs and would be a much simpler hitch setup. Since you have a long bed truck you would not need the slider portion of the PullRite either.
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  • What is the Weight of the Reese OEM Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package?
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # RP30160 has a shipping weight of 186 lbs. The 5th wheel legs # RP30864 weigh 93 lbs, the center section # RP30863 weighs 42 lbs and the 5th wheel head, # 58292, weighs 45 lbs.
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  • How to Level 5th Wheel Trailer Towed by New Taller Pickup
  • Since your new truck is a few inches taller than your previous one you might be able to adjust the height of the 5th wheel hitch to compensate. For example, the Pro Series # PS30119 provides a 4-inch adjustment range, from 13-inches to 17-inches height. Another possible option is to check your pin box on the trailer to see if it can be repositioned on the trailer's mounting wings at a taller height; this too will allow the trailer to remain level when hitched. A third option is to...
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  • Can a Ford F-150 with EcoBoost Tow a 7,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer with a Slider Hitch
  • As long as the truck has the capacity to tow the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, then you will be good to go. The big thing with heavy duty towing is torque and not necessarily power. Generally speaking the 3/4 and 1-ton diesel trucks offer more of both torque and power but it might be overkill for a light weight trailer like the one you bought. The PullRite SuperGlide hitch is not one that we carry but there is a better option; the Demco HiJacker Auto-sliding hitch. There are a few...
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  • Dimensions of B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • From the center of the shank to each end of the base of the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W is 18 inches. The entire length of the base is 36 inches.
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  • Measuring for Clearance to Make Tight Turns when Towing 5th Wheel Trailer w/2015 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • To determine if there will be enough clearance to make tight turns when towing a 5th wheel trailer there are some measurements needed. Once a hitch like the Husky hitch # HT31318-32042 is installed using installation kit # HT32221-686 it will be centered over the rear axle on your 2015 Ram 3500 6 foot bed. What you will do is measure from the center of the rear axle on the truck to the back of the cab and record the distance. Then add to that 10 inches for the travel of the slider hitch. Next...
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  • Weight of the B and W Patriot Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Total weight for the B and W Patriot Slider hitch part # BWRVK3270 is 221 lbs. The slider base on it's own weighs 169 lbs and the head weighs 52 lbs.
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  • How Much Does Demco Hijacker Weigh When Disassembled to Remove From Truck Bed
  • The total weight of the 18k Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 is listed at 265 pounds. You can disassemble the hitch when taking the hitch out of your 2016 Ram 3500 and then head weighs approximately 40 pounds leaving about 225 pounds for the base. For a lighter hitch you will need to go with a manual slide, like the Reese Titan # RP30870 which is under 200 pounds before being disassembled.
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  • Distance From Rear Truck Bed Edge to Rear Fifth Wheel Rail for 2016 Ford F-350
  • The center of the jaws of the hitch will end up approximate 7/8 of an inch in front of the rear axle center on your 2016 Ford F-350 long bed. From the rear edge of the truck bed to the rear edge of the rear rail will measure 27-5/8 inches.
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  • Can a 2013 Ram 1500 Handle the Pin Weight from a 10,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Basically for a 5th wheel trailer pin weight you are looking at the payload of the truck. For the 2013 Ram 1500 with a short bed the payload is going to depend on some additional factors. What is the cab style and is it 2- or 4-Wheel drive? Most of the payload figures are going to work out fine for a pin weight of 1,520 pounds but to be sure I would need a little more information. In the mean time we can look at 5th wheel trailer hitches and installation kits. I recommend a custom installation...
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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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  • Height of Base of Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch DM8550024
  • My contact at Demco confirmed that the thickness of the base portion of their Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 (without the side plates required for installation) is 3-inches. This dimension is shown in the linked photo I prepared for you.
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  • My Trailer Say 15K Weight and My 5th Wheel Hitch in My Truck is 14K Do I Need to Upgrade?
  • If your current Reese 5th wheel hitch says 14K on it and your trailer is 15K you will need a hitch that is rated for your trailer. You will want to make sure that this is the GVWR of your trailer and not just the Dry weight. GVWR is the heaviest with cargo and accessories that 5th wheel trailer is capable of weighing. For a 15K 5th wheel you will want a 15K hitch like # PS30093 at the very least, but I recommend a 16K to be safe since we do not know for sure what your GVWR is. If...
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  • How Much Length of Fifth Wheel Trailer is Typically Over Bed of Truck
  • The distance that is typically over the bed of a truck is typically right at the distance of the center of the rear axle of the truck back to the bumper. If you measure that distance on your truck and subtract it from 33 feet you would know how much length would get added to your setup.
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  • Does Reese Elite Hitch and Rail Kit plus Sidewinder Weigh Less than Demco Hijacker Setup
  • You are on the right track with your math but you have to also consider that if you are replacing your pin box with a Sidewinder 5th Airborne you would have to subtract the weight of the stock pin box on the trailer as that would get removed. The weight of most 5th airborne Sidewinders is right at 166 lbs and then the weight of a standard pin box is a little under 100 lbs. So you would be gaining only around 60-70 lbs in that regard and not the full weight of the Sidewinder. So by...
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  • Clearance Dimensions From Demco Autoslide To Front Of Truckbed And To Tailgate On 2016 Ford F-350
  • There are a couple measurements you can take to determine how much clearance you will have for the tank and tool box you want to use in your truck bed. I have attached a photo of the # DM8550024 and have some dimensions noted from the center of the mounting bracket on the hitch. It measures approximately 10-inches from the centerline of the bracket to the front of the hitch nearest the cab of the truck and 25-inches from the centerline to the back of the hitch nearest the tailgate....
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  • What is Lowest Height Setting on Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30083 for 2015 GMC Sierra 3500
  • Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30083 has a height of 15-1/4 inches when it the lowest position. The lowest position is the second to last set of holes because it can't use the last set because of interference with the slider mechanism. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you. The hitch will fit the custom install kit # RP56001-53 for your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 short bed. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this kit for you. I also recommend...
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  • Can a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed Tow a 1989 Wilderness 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The towing capacity of the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 is up to 8,000 pounds depending on how it is equipped based on a towing capacity guide for 1999 vehicles that I was able to find. If you look at the placard on the door jamb of your truck it may list the exact capacity. If it does not then it should less the gross vehicle weight rating and a gross combined weight rating (GVWR and GCWR respectively). If your subtract the GVWR from the GCWR the difference is the towing capacity of the truck. In...
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  • How to Determine Tow Capacity for a 2008 Toyota Tundra Short Bed
  • The most accurate way to determine the towing capacity of your 2008 Toyota Tundra is to find your gross combined weight rating (GCWR). This can often be found on the truck's spec label either in the door jam or under the hood. If not, you can contact Toyota and provide them with your VIN and they can give you the GCWR as well. Once you have your GCWR you will need to weigh your truck with it loaded the same way it will be loaded when you are pulling the fifth wheel trailer. This will...
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  • Determining if 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Can Be Lowered to Allow Trailer to Ride Level
  • When measuring for the proper clearance for your 5th wheel, you will want to measure the space between the top of the truck bed side rails and the underside of the camper when the truck is parked on level ground. Taking this measurement on level ground helps ensure you will still have enough clearance between the truck and camper when the hitch head does pivot. For sufficient clearance, you will want to have 6 inches between the truck bed sides and the trailer. The B&W Companion 5th...
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  • Vertical Load Limit Reduced on Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Hitch With Sidewinder
  • When using a Sidewinder, the only weight capacity that is reduced on the Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Hitch, # HT31326-31314, is the vertical load limit (or pin weight). The vertical load limit is reduced to 3,200 lbs. This hitch will retain the full 16,000 lbs towing capacity.
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  • Differences In Towing Capacities of 2016 Ram 2500 Diesel and 3500 Diesel
  • The new 2016 Rams with the Cummins diesel have incredibly high towing capacities when properly equipped. However, the 2500 models don't get the crazy high towing capacities. The best configured 2500 for towing can tow up to 17,980 lbs with payload of up to 3,990 lbs. But that is a regular cab, 4x2, long bed. Now if you went with a dually, 3500, regular cab, 4x2 you have the insane towing capacity of 31,210 lbs. With a payload of 7,390 lbs. If you went with a short bed 2016 Ram 2500...
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  • Recommended Spacing Between Tool Box & 5th Wheel Hitch
  • There is no absolute rule for spacing between the forward side of a 5th wheel hitch and a tool box mounted between it and the cab, but I would say 6 inches would be an appropriate minimum in most instances. We do have recommended clearance distances between the various points of the trailer and truck that you can see in the linked diagram. You want to ensure the front loft of the trailer can clear the top of the tool box.
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