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  • Installation Kit That Will Allow Use of The Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2006 Chevrolet 3500
  • The Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, like part # RP30061, which allow the use of the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30142, that you referenced, are not compatible with your 2006 Chevrolet 3500. Unfortunately you will not be able to use that 5th wheel hitch. To get the most out of your Chevy I recommend going with the B&W Gooseneck Hitch and 5th Wheel Combination. This will include the Custom Underbed...
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  • Solutions for Trailer Pin Box Hitting Side Walls on 2017 GMC 3500HD
  • If the pin box itself is coming into contact with your Sierra 3500's side walls, there are a couple of possible solutions that can remedy this issue. First, we do have some available 5th-wheel hitches with a higher maximum setting than the 17 inches you mentioned in your question. For example, if your 2017 GMC Sierra has a 6-1/2 foot bed, the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider # C16546 has a maximum hitch height adjustment of 21-1/2 inches. If your truck has an 8 foot bed,...
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  • Maintenance Schedule Recommendation for Reese Slider Hitch RP30051
  • According to the instruction from Reese that I have linked for you: Before each trip, lubricate skid plate surface of the hitch with automotive type chassis grease or use a plastic lube plate to provide a lubricated surface. Use engine oil to lubricate pivot points of moving parts within the hitch. Plastic lube plates # RP83002 can be used to avoid messy grease. The plastic lube plate must not exceed 3/16 of an inch in thickness to ensure hitch will operate properly. Lube plates must...
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  • Best Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation and Rail Kit for 2017 Ford F-350
  • The setup I would recommend is the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide part # DM8550022 with the rail kit part # DM8551009 for your 2017 Ford F-350 without the factory tow package. This is a slider hitch that will automatically slide back as you make tight turns which is a very nice feature as getting out and activating a slider mechanism can be a hassle. Especially in inclement weather. The rail kit mentioned is an underbed kit so your bed will be clean and free of large rails when you remove...
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  • Comparing The Curt Q20 To The Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Curt A20 # C16140 and Curt Q20 # C16130 are very similar 5th wheel hitches with the A20 being the more recent addition. The major difference is the A20 has interlocking jaws to further secure your king pin as opposed to the Q20 jaw locking system that do not interlock. This interlocking design is intended to give you more king pin contact on all sides for less jarring and chucking. The A20 also has less zerk fittings to grease and only requires 1 pin to be removed so that you can...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch With 24,000 lb Capacity For 2017 Ford F-350 With Factory Rail Kit
  • For the 24,000 lb rating you are looking for in a 5th wheel hitch, I recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs # C16545-16017. This hitch will be a great fit for your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty with factory rail kit. This hitch has the 2-jaw locking system to provide 360 degrees of jaw-to-king-pin contact. This hich has a pivoting head that provides movement with built-in road shock absorbing ability. It has 3 lube points with easy-access...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit and Slider Hitch for 2015 Ram 1500 4x4 Sport 5.7 Hemi with Air Suspension
  • The fifth wheel rail kit part # RP50142-58 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed and air suspension. The good news is this rail kit is also compatible with the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550040 that you are interested in as well. The rail kit provides a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails and the Demco is designed to fit them as well.
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 2500
  • The only auto sliding fifth wheel hitch we offer is the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide # DM8550034 which is going to require you to install the custom rail kit part # DM8552025-71 in place of your gooseneck hitch that you have installed currently. Your current gooseneck hitch need to be removed to be able to install a fifth wheel hitch. The custom rail kit I mentioned is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible With Reese Signature Series Rails On 2004 Ram 2500
  • For your 2004 Ram 2500 With Reese Underbed Mounting System, I recommend the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs # RP30142. This hitch is made specifically for that system. This system comes with a wiring harness to add to the bed of your truck for easier access and connection. That system was used for Ford's factory rail system, so there are other hitches available as well. For a 20K option, I recommend the B&W Companion...
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  • Do 5th Wheels Hitches Have a Lifetime Range
  • Most 5th wheel hitches actually have a lifetime warranty. As long as you take good care of it, don't go over the weight capacity, keep it clean and lubricated, and replace parts as they need replacing, a 5th wheel hitch could last you a very long time. Unless you are experiencing some problems, I would say that you are good to continue using your Husky 16K hitch. With that being said, the Reese Titan 16K, part # RP30866, that you referenced in your question is an excellent choice if...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch & Rear-Axle Air Bag Kit for 2017 Ford F-250 4WD with 6-3/4-Ft Bed
  • For your 2017 Ford F-250 4WD with 6-3/4-foot bed you will need a slider-type 5th wheel hitch like the Pro Series # PS30857 or the Curt # 16516 along with a base rail installation kit like # RP50074-58. A slider hitch will give you the clearance you need for making sharp turns. Between the two I suggest the Curt hitch since it offers more slider travel. You can still use the Reese install kit # RP50074-58 since it costs a bit less or you can use the Curt install kit # C16445-204. For...
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  • Recommendation on a Direct Fit Slider Hitch for a 2014 Ram 2500 w/ Factory Puck System
  • I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, # BWRVK3670. This B&W hitch is designed to fit the OEM Ram puck system and does not need to use the 5th wheel rail adapter. The B&W Companion has a gross towing weight rating of 20K. This hitch slider will give you 12 inched of travel from front to back. The 1 inch thick dual jaws will provide 360-degree jaw-to-king pin contact. The dual jaw design will provide for less rattle that is heard in typical single jaw 5th wheel designs....
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  • Which Reese Elite Hitch Fits Rail Kit part # RP30074
  • The Ram Elite fifth wheel hitch part # RP30160 does not fit the Reese rail kit part # RP30074 that you referenced. The Ram puck pattern is much wider which means the # RP30160 would not work. For a similar hitch that would fit this rail kit you would want the part # RP30871 which has a 26.5k capacity.
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  • What is Max Pin Weight for Reese Elite Rail Kit RP30126
  • The pin weight max for the Reese Elite fifth wheel rail kit part # RP30126 that you referenced is 6,250 lbs. Total trailer weight capacity for the kit is 25k like you mentioned.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Hitches in 2011 Ram 2500 Diesel
  • Since you said you'd like to be able to tow a gooseneck trailer in addition to the fifth wheel trailer I suggest the B&W Companion. The fifth wheel hitch # BWRVK3400-5W is a sliding hitch that will help you make sharp turns without hitting the truck with the trailer. To install the hitch in your 2011 Ram 2500 you'll need to use # BWGNRK1313-5W which is an underbed gooseneck hitch for the fifth wheel hitch to mount into. So you'll have the ability to tow both types of trailers. If...
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2012 Ford F-450 8 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit
  • A 34 inch frame is typically what is seen on a cab and chassis truck. To verify the frame size of your 2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty, you will measure the distance from the outside to the outside of the frame rails. If you confirm that you do not have a 34 inch frame, we have a large selection of 5th-wheel hitches and installation kits that are confirmed to fit your standard 2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty without the factory rail kit. I recommend looking at the Pro Series 20K Fifth Wheel...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch to Fit Industry Standard Rails in 2010 Ford Super Duty
  • If you already have industry standard fifth wheel rails installed in the bed of your 2010 Ford Super Duty any sliding fifth wheel hitch that fits the industry standard, like the Curt A16 # C16521 will fit.
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  • Can Head of Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch Pivot from Left to Right
  • Yes, the head of the Curt A20 part # C16064 can pivot from left to right to help with connecting and disconnecting on ground that isn't perfectly level. If you check out the review video I attached for this hitch you can see that the head can pivot left to right.
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  • Fifth Wheel and Rail Kit Recommend for 2016 Chevy 3500HD Towing Trailer with Max Turn Nose
  • Normally for short bed trucks a slider hitch is needed to allow you to make tight turns, but since you have a trailer that has a narrow nose it would not be necessary. The Curt A20 hitch part # C16140 is a great hitch that would work well for you. This is the stationary hitch. For a rail kit you would want to go with a custom fit kit like the part # C16411-204 which is custom fit for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500. Custom kits limit the amount of drilling needed for install and cut the...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed
  • We have just what you need to allow your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD short bed tow a fifth wheel trailer. Since you have a bed that is shorter than 8 feet in length you have to go with a slider hitch to allow the needed turning clearance. For that we have the Reese Slider part # RP30075 which I really like. It has a great jaw design to minimize noise and movement plus a round tube slider that will operate smoother than a square tube. For a rail kit to mount the hitch I would recommend...
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  • Can Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch RP30047 be Converted to a Slider Hitch with 30048
  • If you have an older Reese fifth wheel hitch part # RP30047 and wanted to convert it to a slider hitch all you need is the slider kit part # RP30048 that you referenced.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2017 Ram 3500 With Factory Installed Pucks
  • For your 2017 Ram 3500 with factory pucks, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 and the hitch is all you need because you have the factory rail pucks. You may want to consider adding a 7-way to the bed of your truck using the Draw-Tite 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness 7-Pole - GM, Ford, Dodge, Nissan, Toyota w/ Factory Tow # 20110 for easy access and connection. I've attached videos to help.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2011 Ford F-350 With Regular Bed
  • If the 2011 Ford F-350 you are looking at has factory rails, I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16520-16017. This will mount directly into your factory pucks and give you enough towing capacity. If the truck does not have factory rails, I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Hitches # RP30126 if you want puck like the factory system for the clean bed and ability...
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  • Recommended Air Ride Pin Box for Smoother Ride to Replace Lippert 1621 HD
  • You are correct that the Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 cannot be used with a Sidewinder or any pin box that rotates. This is because of the spherical axial bearing for the pivoting head. Anyway, the advantage of the Sidewinder isn't ride quality it's turning clearance, and since you have an 8 foot bed that's not the best route for you. For an air ride coupler I suggest the 5th Airborne Premium # 5AB-E1621-610. The 5th Airborne has an air spring and shock absorber. However, you should...
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  • Demco Hijacker Autoslide Compatibility With Husky Rails
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs # DM8550034 is compatible with industry standard rails. You will be able to use the Husky rails you have for this sliding hitch without issue. You may also want to consider the Draw-Tite 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness 7-Pole - GM, Ford, Dodge, Nissan, Toyota w/ Factory Tow # 20110 to add a second 7-way trailer connection in the bed of your truck for easy access and connection of...
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  • Best Way to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with Dodge Ram 2500 That Has B&W Gooseneck Hitch
  • The B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch is a great towing system since it allows use of their mating Companion 5th wheel hitches to tow 5th wheels. The 20K fixed hitch # BWRVK3500-5W and slider hitch # BWRVK3400-5W drop right in to the gooseneck ball hole when you need to pull the toy hauler. Since you have a short bed truck you will need the slider. Either of these quality USA-made hitches will deliver performance far superior to a simple adapter. There will be far less chucking and jarring...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • We have one option that would work well for you. The Demco 13k Hijacker part # DM8550040 will automatically slide 22-1/2 inches as you make tight turns to give you the needed clearance to make tight turns. The correct rail kit for this hitch in the bed of your 2017 Ram 1500 is the part # DM8552030-71 which is a custom fit rail kit that will minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Sidewinder Setup for 2017 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • Your setup sounds great but the biggest thing to determine will be the pin box your fifth wheel trailer has so that you can pick out the correct Sidewinder. Not all trailers have the same pin box so you have to first figure out what you have and go from there. There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number that is on the trailer. Once you figure out which pin box you have you can check the FAQ I attached that has a chart...
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  • Recommended Sliding Hitch For 2013 Silverado 2500 Short Bed With B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck
  • The best option in your 2013 Silverado 2500 HD Short Bed with B&W Gooseneck # BWGNRK1012-5W is the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3400-5W hands down. This is one of the best systems on the market and by far the best for a gooseneck adapter. This is the best underbed gooseneck system with the best adapter from gooseneck to 5th wheel. The quality, capacity, and easy of use are unmatched, which gives it a slightly higher pricepoint. If...
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  • Can Pro Series 20K 5th-Wheel Hitch Fit Base Rails and Brackets for Pro Series 15K Hitch
  • If you are just upgrading to the higher rated 20K Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30119 from the 15K # PS30093 on your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, you will not need any additional hardware to make the switch. Both hitches are compatible with the brackets and base rails already installed on your truck. The Pro Series 20K 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch features a nice double jaw that will completely surround the trailer's king pin to ensure a secure connectio. The hitch provides a 20,000...
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  • Will Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch PS30093 Fit Into Outboard Base Rail Kit RP30153
  • Pro Series 15K-Rated 5th Wheel Hitch # PS30093 will fit into any brand of industry-standard 5th wheel base rails (ISRs). The Reese Outboard Base Rail Kit # RP30153 uses ISRs so it will work fine with this hitch. If you need a 5th wheel wiring harness for the truck bed you can use part # 50-97-410 that will plug right in at your factory bumper-mounted 7-way, no splicing required.
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  • Recommended Under-Bed 5th Wheel Hitch for 2012 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • I suggest the 18K Reese Elite Series 5th wheel hitch # RP30142 and under-bed installation kit # RP30126 for your 2012 Ford F-350 long bed. This setup includes a wiring harness too. Then once you get your new Ford truck with the factory puck system your Elite Series hitch will drop right into those pucks (so long as the frame is not a 34-inch width). Please refer to the linked videos for more details on this hitch system.
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  • Demco HiJacker Auto-Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Ford F-250 and Forester Crusader
  • Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 does fit the factory puck system in the 2014 Ford F-250. The hitch couples to a standard 5th wheel king pin which is what is on your Forester Crusader 5th wheel trailer. So all the vehicles and parts are compatible!
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  • Troubleshooting 5th Wheel Hitch Jaws That Will Not Release
  • When a 5th wheel hitch will not easily release its jaws from your king pin there are a few potential causes. One is that you are due for normal periodic lubrication of the jaw and release mechanism. Another possibility is that there is too much tension on the king pin from the truck and trailer not being on the same level surface. There is also the chance that the jaw or handle mechanism is simply worn out or damaged. For a hitch that is 16 years old this last possibility becomes more likely. You...
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  • Is it Safe to Use a 17 Year Old Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with a Revolution Pin Box
  • If your Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30047 is in good working order and well maintained according to the manual then there isn't any reason to be concerned. You can inspect the hardware, make sure the bolts are in good shape, the jaws open and closed and stay in the position they are set to, and check the state of the springs by flipping the head over. If it all looks good and operates as it should you will be good to go. The Reese 16K hitch # RP30047 has been around a good long...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed 2013 Ram 3500 that means you need a slider fifth wheel hitch to allow you to have the needed clearance to make tight turns. Since slider hitches can be a bit of a hassle to operate everytime you need to make a tight turn we recommend the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550022 the most since it will slide for you automatically as you make a tight turn. This is also an underbed rail kit hitch so when the hitch is removed you will have an unrestricted truck...
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  • Curt Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility With 2017 Ford F-350
  • Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs # 16516 will fasten to the 2017 Ford F-350 Factory Puck System using the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs # RP30156. Curt makes the sliding hitch for this application and it is the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16515-16020. You can get just the sliding base # C16020 if you already...
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  • Can 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitches or Base Rails be Used on Multiple Trucks
  • The Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30094 referenced in your question is compatible with Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch and Reese base rails, so it can be switched between trucks as long as the truck has the standard compatible base rails installed. The 15K Reese Hitch you also mentioned can be used in different trucks as long as it is compatible with standard, above-bed base rails. Base Rails like # RP58058 can be used on multiple trucks, however the mounting hardware...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • If your trailer never required the slider of your Demco Hijacker part # DM6076P-UL-16K to be slid back and your truck had a 6-1/2 foot bed then your new truck with the same bed length wouldn't require it either. But the 2017 Ram 3500 short bed is about 6 inches shorter so clearance may be an issue. For short bed towing a Sidewinder pin box is the best option anyway. The B and W Companion part # BWRVK3600 would be a great option with a Sidewinder. You would need the wedge part # SWW-06. Sidewinders...
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  • Best Custom Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Base Rail Installation Kit for 2010 Ford F-350
  • The Reese Select Plus # RP30081 uses industry standard rails. The best and easiest to install in your 2010 Ford F-350 is the outboard bracket kit # RP56005-53. The more economical custom option is # RP50082-58. Both kits are dramatically faster and easier to install than a universal kit. The universal bracket kit, # RP30035, requires a lot more drilling but is obviously the most economical choice. I've linked an install video of each kit for you.
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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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  • Demco 13K HiJacker is Not Sliding Back All the Way
  • There are a couple of things to check. First make sure the head of the Demco HiJacker # DM8550040 is straight and the trailer is not coupled. Measure the width of the pin box on the trailer. Adjust the capture plates on the hitch head to be 1/8 of an inch wider than the pin box width. Couple up to the trailer push the capture plates against the pin box and finger tighten the two 1/2 inch bolts against the capture plate. Lock the bolts into place by tightening the nuts against the thick...
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  • Will the B&W Companion Install Directly Over the Puck System on a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500
  • The base of the B&W Companion # BWRVK3700 for your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 will fit directly over the OEM puck system. That flange that you see will be sitting directly over the pucks on your Sierra. As long as the tool chest will not cover the pucks, you should be just fine.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch And Installation Kit For 2016 Ford F-250
  • If you have the factory rail kit on your 2016 F-250, there will be 4 pucks in the bed. The four pucks may have covers on them. If you have an 8-ft bed and have the factory rail kit a fifth wheel hitch like part # RP30142 fits right in the pucks. When you are not towing and you remove the hitch, you have complete bed access. If your truck has an 8-ft bed and does not have the factory rail kit I recommend a fifth wheel hitch like part # RP30047 and the Quick-Install Custom Installation...
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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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  • Installation Kit and Rails to Install Demo Hijacker # DM6076P-UL-16K in a 2012 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076P-UL-16K fits in industry standard above the bed rails. For a compatible installation kit that includes the rails for your 2012 Ram 3500 long bed I recommend custom installation kit # C16420-204. Custom kits are recommended because they minimize the amount of drilling required for installation so they take less time to install. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Recommendation For 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed Truck With Factory Rail Kit
  • The RamBox in your 2016 Ram 2500 does not allow all fifth wheel products to work because the pin box would hit the RamBox in the bed. We do have a solution for you. You can install a fifth wheel hitch like the Reese Titan # RP30866 along with an adapter like part # RP30154 that will work with the factory rail kit on your truck. The # RP30866 is a fixed fifth wheel so you will need to use a Sidewinder pin box. If you let me know what pin box you have on your trailer I will be glad...
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  • Recommended Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch Or Sidewinder Pin Box Replacement For 2016 Ford F-250 6-3/4
  • For an Autoslide Hitch compatible with your 2016 Ford F-250, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs # DM8550034. This hitch will work with any industry standard rails and will give you 14 inches of travel from front to back. This will allow you to drive without needing to jump out to adjust a slider and still provide you with adequate clearance. If you want to keep your current hitch, you can use a sidewinder...
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  • Available Reese & Demco Low-Profile 5th Wheel Hitches
  • We do offer low-profile 5th wheel hitches, part # RP30054 from Reese and part # DM6076SL-FLAT from Demco, but neither of these is intended for industry-standard above-bed 5th wheel base rails. The Reese hitch installs on the frame through custom welding and fabrication; the Demco installs in their own special SL series rails # DM6012. To see 5th wheel installation kits for your truck use the link to select your bed length to then see suitable base rail kits.
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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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  • Recommendation to Tow 5th-Wheel Trailer with 2016 Ram 2500 with Ram Box
  • I may have a solution for you, however the issue with the Ram Box on your 2016 Ram 2500 is that is that it puts the rails of the bed too close together and it causes interference with the pin box of the trailer when turning corners. While Sidewinder has not officially said that you can use a Sidewinder with a Ram Box, we have talked with several customers that state that with a Sidewinder pin box they were able to tow a fifth wheel trailer. Sidewinders move the pivot point higher so...
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  • Shortest Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • For a low-profile 5th-wheel trailer hitch for your 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6-3/4 foot bed, I recommend looking at the Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076SL-FLAT along with the Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # DM8553000-12. This sliding hitch is only 10 inches tall when installed and will provide 8 inches of travel for added clearance when making tight turns with your F-250. It also features a premium wraparound, single-piece jaw that will...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Options For 2007 GMC Sierra Crew Cab With Short Bed
  • With the length of the truck bed in your 2007 Sierra, a standard sliding fifth wheel hitch will not provide enough clearance for you to execute turns when towing. There are two ways you can go at this. I recommend going with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide, part # DM8550040. This hitch gives you 22-1/2 inches of additional clearance so you can make those tight turns. For above-bed rails you can use part # DM8552013-71. If you want full use of your truck bed when you are not towing I...
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 with 6.4 Foot Bed
  • For your 2017 Ram HD Mega Cab with a 6.4 foot bed that does not have the factory rail kit, I recommend looking at a sliding 5th-wheel hitch to provide the additional clearance that will be needed for making tight turns. The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16521 along with the Custom Installation Kit # C16427-204 is a great option for towing your Jayco Jayflight with your Ram. This sliding hitch will provide up to 12 inches of travel front to back and a hitch height between 17-1/2...
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  • Will Curt Q24 5th-Wheel Hitch Fit Reese Base Rails on 2016 Ram 3500
  • The Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16245 referenced in your question is compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky and Reese above-bed base rails. As long as your existing rails are standard, above-bed base rails, you will not need to purchase new rails. The Curt Q24 should work great with what you already have installed on your Ram 3500. The Curt Q24 is a great 5th-wheel hitch that features a nice 2-jaw locking system to provide a 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin...
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  • Compatibility of Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch C16140 with Husky Base Rails
  • 5th wheel base rails are standardized so if you have had a Husky 5th wheel hitch installed you can easily drop in any other industry-standard 5th wheel hitch. Hitches and rails do not need to be from the same brand in order to work together. A Curt hitch will fit just fine in a set of Husky rails. The Curt A20 fixed 5th wheel hitch # C16140 is a great choice for a long bed pickup or if your trailer has a Sidewinder pin box. The A20 has dual jaws that provide a full 360-degrees of king...
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  • Play Between King Pin and 5th Wheel Hitch Jaws on Pro Series 5th Wheel Slider Hitch
  • Are the jaws of the hitch fully closed around the king pin? If not then the hitch probably needs to be lubricated according to the manual which simply states "Use engine oil to lubricate pivot points of moving parts within the hitch." If you are using a lube plate instead of grease between the ling pin and hitch skid plates then make sure it is 3/16 inches thick or less and that it is at least 10 inches in diameter such as # RP83002. If these things do not help then inspect the king...
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  • Can Demco Hijacker Flat Deck Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit on 2007 Chevy Silverado 8 Foot Flat Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker SL Flat Deck # DM6076SL-FLAT will work on your 8 foot flat bed 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The base rails you'll need are # DM6012. There isn't a bracket kit for flat bed trucks so you'll need to fabricate a way to mount the rails on the bed.
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  • Hi-Rise Gooseneck-To-5th-Wheel Hitch Adapter Compatibility With 2011 Ram 2500
  • I reached out to the manufacturer and they said that the Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese # 9480-5W has a round adapter that is 2.6 inches. If your gooseneck is larger or smaller than that adapter that slides into the gooseneck hitch ball hole, it will not work. If it does fit properly, then you will be able to use this 5th wheel hitch adapter. This adapter only works with the removable ball gooseneck hitches, not the flip from the...
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  • How Straight Does Demco Hijacker Have to Be to to Connect/Disconnect
  • The Demco Hijacker AutoSlides like the part # DM8550034 really only can be connected/disconnected when you are totally straight. I called my contact at Demco and asked about disconnecting and the angle it can be detached. They told me that there is a 10 degree angle that the trailer can be disconnected to with the Autoslide.
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  • Does B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch BWRVK3370 Come Assembled
  • The B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3370 that you referenced does not come assembled. The head will come in one box, and the slider setup will be separated out into two more boxes. I attached a link to the install instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I suggest the Reese Titan # RP30869. It's a 16,000 pound sliding hitch that you'll need because of the 6-1/2 foot bed on your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. It has a dual jaw with 360-degree contact. The slider is a round-tube slider which reduces the binding of other sliders. It travels up to 11 inches to help with clearance while turning. For a custom install kit use either # RP56001-53 or # RP50066-58, which is the outboard kit. If you also would like to add a 7-way trailer...
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Hitch that is Easily Removed on 2014 Ram 1500
  • Choosing the right 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch for your 2014 Ram 1500 will depend first on the weight of the trailer you plan on towing. You will want to make sure the truck and hitch have weight capacities that exceed the trailer's loaded weight. Since your Ram 1500 has a short 5-1/2 foot bed, the safest way to tow a trailer is to use a stationary 5th-wheel hitch and replace the pin box on the trailer with a Sidewinder, if it does not have one already. The Sidewinder will be required to...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For Revolution Pin Box To Reduce Jarring And Chucking
  • I reached out to the manufacturer of your Revolution 10K and that particular model is made uniquely for your trailer. In other words it is not a pin box that can use another style of pin box, it is custom made for your trailer. There is a replacement available if you ever have an issue with yours, but it is a direct exchange for the same Revolution model. There is nothing else that fits. If you decide you don't want to use the revolution turning function, you can lock it out with bolts...
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  • Can Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider Mount to 2016 Nissan Titan XD with Adapter
  • Based on my research, the Fifth Wheel Adapter for your 2016 Nissan TD XD will give you base rails that are compatible with any industry standard fifth wheel hitch. The Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # PS30857 referenced in your question will be able to mount to the adapter, as it is designed to work with industry-standard, above bed rails. This hitch will give you a 16,000 pound towing capacity, 10 inches of slider travel for clearance when making tight turns and a nice dual...
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a 2014 Ram 2500 With 6 Ft. Bed
  • I found a couple 5th wheel hitches that will work well with your 2014 Ram 2500 with 6 ft. bed. The first hitch I like is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch, # DM8550034, and the Demco Above-Bed Base Rails, # DM8552025-71. This Demco hitch has a weight capacity of 18K lbs and a pivoting head to help reduce chucking. The best feature of the Demco hitch is the Autoslide function. This feature will automatically engage the hitch's slider without exiting the cab of your truck. The...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2016 Ram 3500 With Factory Tow Package
  • I recommend going with a sliding fifth wheel hitch for your 2016 Ram 3500. The hitch I recommend is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM8550035. This sliding hitch gives you an additional 14 inches of clearance when you are making turns. The hitch slides rearward toward the tailgate when you make a turn and returns when you straighten out. All of this is done without you having to exit the truck cab. You will then need part # DM6099. This adapter mounts...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 With Truck Bed Toolbox
  • You can put a sliding fifth wheel hitch in your 1997 Dodge 2500 and that would give you additional clearance behind the cab. The concern I have is the clearance above the bed rails with your tool box and fuel pump. I have attached a drawing that shows how much clearance is needed above the bed rails when towing. You will need 5 to 6 inches clearance above the bed. I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034. This hitch automatically slides rearward 14-inches when you are...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Rail Kit Towing 21k Trailer
  • The B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3700 is a fit for your 2017 GMC Sierra with the factory rail kit but your trailer weighs 21k and this hitch has a 20k capacity so I cannot recommend it for you. I can assure you that the Curt Q25 hitch part # C16069 is conservatively rated for 25,000 lbs so it would easily handle the weight of your trailer. It may not have the same look as the B and W but Curt does extensively test the capacities of their hitches so it will work well for you.
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  • Does Head Position of B and W Companion Hitch Affect Distribution of Pin Weight
  • The head of the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3700 is adjustable like most B and W Companion hitches but since the feet of the hitch stay in the same spot and do not move forward and back the distribution of the pin weight of the fifth wheel is not affected. Basically you will want to pick the hitch setting that works the best for your towing setup and would not need to worry about it negatively affecting the weight distribution of the trailer pin weight.
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  • Installing Reese Rails In 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
  • For your 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 with 6-1/2 foot bed, to install Reese Rails like # RP30035, you will need new hardware as old hardware could be compromised in strength. You will want to use the universal installation kit # RP30439 if you need the brackets and hardware or # C16111 for just the hardware needed. The measurement from the rear edge of the truck bed to the back of the frontmost rail is 47.5 inches. I've attached a photo to help. You can use any industry standard size hitch...
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  • Can B&W Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch be Used on a 2014 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • You could use B&W Companion slider # BWRVK3400-5W if your 2014 Ford F-150 has the B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck hitch. However it will most likely not offer enough travel (12 inches) for you to make tight turns without hitting the trailer and truck cab together. Ideally you would use a fixed hitch with a Sidewinder pin box on the 5th wheel trailer. A Sidewinder will move the trailer pivot point back 22 inches. But a Sidewinder cannot be used with the Companion hitches that have just the...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Toyota Tundra 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • There is one slider fifth wheel hitch that will slide far enough to allow a 5-1/2 foot bed to make sharp turns. For that we have the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550040 which will automatically slide 22-1/2 inches as you turn. For a fifth wheel rail kit the part # DM8552020-71 is a fit for your 2014 Toyota Tundra short bed as well. This hitch has a 13k capacity also.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Because your 2011 Ford F-150 has the 5-1/2 foot bed there is only one set up that features a slider hitch that will work. The hitch is the Demco HiJacker 13K # DM8550041. This is an autosliding hitch with 22-1/2 inches of travel and since you have the super short bed you will need that match travel to avoid the trailer making contact with the trailer when making tight turns. For an installation kit that works with your truck and the hitch use # DM8551001. Regular slider hitches should...
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  • Sidewinder Pin Box & 5th Wheel Fixed Hitch for 2016 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2-Foot Bed
  • A pickup with a 5-1/2-foot bed cannot use a slider hitch for extra 5th wheel turning clearance. Sliders will work well enough on 6-1/2-foot beds but for a 5-1/2-foot bed you will need to use a fixed (non-sliding type) 5th wheel hitch along with a replacement 5th wheel trailer pin box called a Sidewinder. A Sidewinder replacement pin box bolts right up in place of the existing OEM pin box and provides a full 22-inches of additional turning clearance. Most slider hitches provide 12- to...
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  • Towing Capacity and 5th-Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • Based on my research, it looks like the maximum towing capacity of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is around 11,000 pounds, however I strongly recommend checking your owner's manual, as this number can fluctuate depending on the type of engine or specific model of your vehicle. Once you find this information, you will know how much weight you can safely tow. If you still need a 5th-wheel hitch and installation kit for your 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, I recommend the Curt A16 5th...
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  • Recommended Options for Better 5th Wheel Trailer Clearance for a 2017 Ram 3500
  • There are a couple of different options that you have when looking to add some clearance from your trailer to help protect your 2017 Ram 3500. If you are just using the regular Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch, like part # C16530-16021, then the first, and most economical, option would be to purchase the Curt R20 Round Tube Slider, part # C16550, along with the Adapter, part # C16022. This will allow you to slide the Q20 back 12 inches for the additional clearance that you are looking for when...
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  • Does Truck with 6-1/2 ft bed Have to Use Slider Hitch for Turning Clearance with Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • You will have to go with a sliding hitch to allow the trailer to make tight turns. For a trailer 8 feet wide the only bed length that's going to allow 90 degree turns without a slider is a stationary hitch. That being said you have two options. If you really want to use a stationary hitch like the part # RP30033 you can replace the pin box on your trailer with a Sidewinder and that will allow the clearance. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Solution for Truck with Short Bed
  • Since you said you have a short bed that means you need a slider hitch. My favorite slider hitch is the automatic sliding hitch by Demco part # DM8550034. Unlike most sliding hitches that require you to get out and activate the slider mechanism every time you need to make a sharp turn this one slides automatically as you make the turn. This will work great on truck beds that are larger than 6 feet. This hitch has an 18k capacity. If you have a bed length that is shorter than 6 feet you...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit Towing Tapered Nose Trailer
  • I looked up pictures of your 2017 Grand Design Reflection 303rls and it has the tapered nose that allows a stationary hitch be used and be able to make tight turns. Because of that you can use a stationary hitch in the bed of your 2017 Ford F-350 with a factory rail kit and 6-3/4 foot bed. The B and W Companion part # BWRVK3300 would be a great option that we would recommend highly. Many refer to this as the nicest fifth wheel hitch money can buy. I attached a review video for more info...
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  • Adjusting the Height of Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16064
  • The additional bolt holes on the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16064 are so you can adjust the height setting of the hitch. You only need to use the included four M14 hex bolts, and you will simply select a set of mounting holes that will allow for sufficient clearance between the 5th wheel trailer and the sides of the tow vehicle. You will use two hex bolts for each hitch leg, using the outermost bolt holes on the hitch. I do not recommend using the additional bolt holes to set the...
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  • Is the Curt E Series 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible With a Reese Revolution Pin Box
  • The Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch # C16115 is compatible with a Reese Revolution Pin Box. This combination is what you will want to use with your 5-1/2 foot bed on your 2015 Ram 1500 since most sliding 5th wheel hitches do not provide the 22 inches of clearance that a Revolution Pin Box does to enable you to make tighter turns with your short bed. The E16 is a good entry level 5th wheel hitch, but you will most likely experience quite a bit of chucking and jarring since the king pin will...
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  • Will the B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 Work With Sidewinder # RP61411 on a 2017 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • Since your 2017 Ford F-350 has the factory prep package and a short bed, the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3300 will work great with a Sidewinder. Even though sliding 5th wheel hitches are a good solution, they tend to be heavier than normal 5th wheel hitches. when you have the factory prep package that uses the pucks, a regular 5th wheel is easier to get in and out of your truck bed so that you can gain full access when not towing your 5th wheel trailer. You will need a different...
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with Factory Puck System
  • For your truck we do have a range of Curt standard slider hitches like the 20K-rated # C16536 that can install in the Adapter Rail kit # C16023 which attaches to the factory pucks. At this time there is no auto-slide option for your truck. All Curt slider hitch options are shown on the linked page; all will use the Adapter Rail Kit. The Demco Hijacker Auto-Slide 5th wheel hitches we offer, such as the 21K-rated # DM8550035, are designed for standard above-bed base rails but not for your...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed without Rail Kit
  • Since your 2016 Ram 2500 has a short bed you will need a slider hitch to give you the needed turning clearance. Since using a slider hitch can be a hassle at times the best option I recommend is the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide like part # DM8550034 as it will automatically slide as your make tight turns. For a fifth wheel rail kit confirmed as a fit for your truck you would want then the part # DM8552025-71. This is a custom install kit that will install in about half the time and minimize...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails For 2016 GMC 2500 Compatible With Older Reese 15K 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Yes, I reached on to the manufacturer and your older Reese 15K 5th wheel hitch will be compatible with new rails. They have not changed the footprint since 1990. My contact said you will use the wider slots that are the 29 inch slots instead of the narrow 20-5/8 inch slots, but it is a confirmed fit. For your 2016 GMC 2500, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56001-53. These Outboard rails are a little...
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  • How Does the Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Secure in a Gooseneck Ball Hole
  • The Hi-Rise 5th wheel trailer hitch # 9480-5W comes with shanks that attach to the bottom, center section of the hitch and are held in the gooseneck ball hole with the same pin that holds the gooseneck ball in. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you. The round shank is designed for use with Draw-Tite/Reese Hide-A-Goose hitches and Bulldog underbed hitches and the square shank fits B&W Turnover Ball hitches.
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Chevy Silverado
  • Easiest fifth wheel solution you have is to install the Companion hitch part # BWRVK3400. This is designed to fit the B&W gooseneck hitch you have installed and provide you with basically the nicest slider hitch around. Down side is that it's not an automatic slider. If a slider is what you need then you would want to go with the Demco Slider hitch part # DM8550034 which will slide automatically as you make tight turns. Then for a rail kit once you removed the B and W you would want...
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  • How Much Does Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch PS30121 Weigh
  • The Pro Series hitch part # PS30121 that you referenced weighs 149 lbs total. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Differences Between Curt A20 and Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • The two largest differences are the limited warranty on the Q20 # C16536 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 # C16541 is a limited lifetime warranty. Also, the Q20 features the 360-degree movement with the spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting of the hitch head. This feature however, is why the Q20 is not compatible with a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box which the A20 is.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-250 6-3/4 foot Bed and Factory Prep Package
  • The Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30094 that you referenced in your question will fit industry standard base rails as it is. For it to fit your 2017 Ford F-250 you will need to use the Reese Elite Adapter # RP30156 as well. Even though Pro Series puts out good products, I highly recommend going with a different 5th wheel hitch as the Pro Series Hitch # PS30094 is a very entry-level 5th Wheel Hitch. Since it only uses the slide-bar to lock the king-pin to the hitch head, you...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit For Demco Hijacker Autoslide In 2010 Dodge Ram 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • For your 2010 Dodge Ram 6-1/2 foot bed Crew Cab truck, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 21,000 lbs # DM8550035 doesn't need anything additional with the exception of 5th wheel rails. If you already have the 5th wheel rails, you would be all set. If you need the rails, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50142-58. This rail kit includes the custom brackets...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Since your 2016 Ford F-250 has a short bed you are going to need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. My favorite slider hitch to recommend is the Demco Slider part # DM8550034 which has an 18k capacity and the ability to automatically slide back as you make tight turns. It's a bit of a hassle to have to get out and activate the slider every time you need to make a tight turn, so the auto slide feature is really convenient. For a rail kit a custom install kit like part #...
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  • Locking Plate for Demco HiJacker and TrailAir Rota-Flex Pin Box
  • In order to use a Demco HiJacker autosliding 5th wheel trailer hitch such as # DM8550024 with a Rota-Flex pin box you will just need to add the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Capture Plates # DM6171. This will allow you to use the pin box with the hitch and prevent the pin box from rotating in the hitch so that the hitch will autoslide.
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3270 referenced in your question can be used on your 2017 Ram 2500 with the factory rail kit by using the Reese Rail Adapter # RP30154. The B&W Patriot is compatible with industry-standard, above-bed rails, which is exactly what mounting the Reese Rail Adapter to your factory puck system will provide. Because the Reese Rail Adapter uses the existing puck mounting system, no drilling will be required during installation. I have...
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  • What Is The Difference Between The Curt Q24 and Q25 5th Wheel Hitches?
  • I reached out to my tech contact at Curt and he said the difference between the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # C16069 and the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs # C16545-16025 is that the pan is slightly larger on the Q25 and they reinforced the main square body as well as the legs for that extra capacity.
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  • Husky Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch that can Be Installed in bed of 2002 Toyota Tundra Short Bed
  • Sounds like your 2002 Toyota Tundra has a short bed and you need a roller hitch to allow you the clearance needed to make tight turns. We have Husky hitches like the part # HT31313-32220-59 which can be used in your truck bed as long as you install the correct rail kit. For that you would want the part # HT31563-686.
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  • Adapter to Allow Installation of B&W Patriot 5th Wheel BWRVK3200 in Ram 2500 with Factory Prep
  • In order to install your B&W Patriot 16K fixed 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3200 in your Ram 2500 with factory puck system you will need the Reese adapter kit # RP30154. This adapters drops into the factory pucks and provides the equivalent of industry-standard base rails (ISRs) that will accept the Patriot. Note the fixed Patriot hitch is suitable for use in long bed pickups, such as the 8-foot bed Ram 2500. Also please note that the Reese adapter will add 2-inches of height to the hitch setup.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Height Range for Reese Titan Slider RP30869
  • The hitch height range for the Reese Titan part # RP30869 that you referenced is 16-1/2 inches to 19-1/4 inches. The lowest adjustment holes can't be used because of the slider base of the hitch but that is already factored into the hitch height range mentioned. The rail kits you mentioned are both a fit for your truck. The part # RP56001-53 is an outboard kit that will install a bit easier but the rails will be a bit larger. The part # RP50066-58 is an inboard kit that would be a bit...
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  • Is the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16069 Compatible With Bed Mounted Rails
  • Since your 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 has a 6-1/2 foot bed, you will want to use the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16546 instead. This hitch is a slider so it will help you with turning clearance and it works with industry standard rails, like part # C16411-204. Even though the 5th Wheel Hitch # C16546 says Q24 on it, it is essentially the same hitch as the Q25 that comes on the 5th Wheel Hitch # C16069. The 24 stands for 24,000 lbs and the 25 stands for 25,000 lbs. Even if you wanted...
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