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  • Can the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 30047 Be Used on a Ford Super Duty with Prep Package
  • If you are referring to the pucks used on the factory prep package (see photo 1) in Ford Super Duty Trucks from 2011+ then no, they do not use pins to secure but rather knobs (see photo 2) which rotate to then lock in place. With that being said it sounds like you might be trying to use Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30047 on a Ford Super Duty Truck with the factory prep package. If that is the case then this is possible but it will not attach directly inside the pucks. In order...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • The best and most durable 5th wheel hitch for your 2018 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit is the B&W Companion OEM # BWRVK3600 because of its heavy-duty powder coated steel construction and 1 inch thick dual jaws that will provide a superior attachment to the trailer. Every component of this hitch is engineered to create not only one of the strongest hitches on the market but also to allow for an extremely smooth ride when you're towing. This includes the aforementioned dual jaws along...
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  • Will the Fixed B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch RVK3600 Fit a 2018 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • Yes, the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600 will fit your 2018 Ram 3500 with the 6-1/2' bed if you have the factory prep package. However, in order to allow for sufficient turning clearance between the cab of the truck and loft of the trailer during a 90 degree turn you will also need to use a rotating pin box like the Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret part # RP61421. If you need one of these just let me know which pin box you have on your trailer now (brand/model...
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  • Will the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Part # RP30047 Fit a 2005 Ford F-350 with Bed Rails
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30047 is designed to install in above bed industry standard base rails like what you see in the attached photo using four pins which are included. We also have a locking pin part # TR63254. If this is what you have in your 2005 Ford F-350 then it will work for you but if not you can obtain them using the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit part # RP50082-58. I am not sure what you mean by factory holes in the bed but if you have a photo...
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  • Can a Slider 5th Wheel Hitch Be Used on a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 5.8 Foot Bed
  • I do have an option for you but a sliding 5th wheel hitch like the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # 16516 or any for that matter will not allow for proper turning clearance between the cab of the truck and loft of the trailer while executing a 90 degree turn on a truck with a bed shorter than 6-1/2' long. In order to obtain sufficient clearance you will need to use a fixed 5th wheel hitch and a rotating pin box. For a fixed 5th wheel hitch I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility with B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch Already Installed
  • Great question. The fact that you already have a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck system on your 2008 Ford F-350 does change your options for a 5th wheel hitch as there are compatible options but adding traditional base rails is not one of them. Because you have the Crew Cab Long Box, I recommend the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3500. This hitch is designed to work perfectly with your gooseneck hitch where the current system...
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  • Under Bed Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250
  • Essentially the factory Ford fifth wheel rail system is a Reese rail kit, but Reese doesn't sell the rail kit for your truck and the only way to get it would be directly through Ford. Curt does offer a fifth wheel hitch that fits that rail kit directly though with the A20 part # C16034. Another option is the B and W Companion Hitch and Gooseneck setup that consists of the rail kit/gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1117-5W and then the fifth wheel hitch part # BWRVK3500-5W. The rail kit doubles...
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  • Can B&W Companion Hitch # BWRVK3705 Fit 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 Short Bed
  • You can use the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3705 in the bed of your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 short bed. This hitch fits the rail kit you have in your truck and since you have the Turning Point Pin Box you wouldn't need any additional clearance.
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  • Can Reese Slider Hitch Replace Pullrite ISR Superglide Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Since you have the ISR (industry standard rails) installed in the bed of your 2008 Chevy Silverado a Pro Series or Reese hitch would easily fit as they are designed to fit the same rail design. I'd go with the Reese Slider 16k Hitch part # RP30075 which has a tight fitting jaw design and a round tube slider that will operate smoother than a square tube.
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  • Will the B&W Companion Slider Work in a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Yes, the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3400 will work with any B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch including the one in your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado.
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  • How Much Does B&W Companion for Ram OEM Prep Package Weigh?
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 weighs 219 lbs with shipping materials and 213 lbs when unboxed and ready for use. This can be installed in two parts with the base weighing 138 lbs and the head weighing 75 lbs.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 Short Bed with Most Turning Clearance
  • To make a tight turn you'd need more clearance that most based on the dimensions you listed. You'd need more than 16 inches of additional clearance. The only slider hitch we offer that can slide back further than that is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 13k part # DM8550040 which will slide back 22-1/2 inches when you make tight turns. To install this you'd need the Ram rail kit adapter part # RP30154 which will convert the Ram rail kit you have to a set of rails that the Demco hitch can fit.
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  • Can the Demco Hijacker 8550034 be Used with an Under Bed Mount Kit on a 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Absolutely, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550034 is for above bed mounting rails. However, you can make it compatible with the underbed mounting kit for your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 which is the Underbed Rail and Installation Kit for Demco Hijacker part # DM8551010 by obtaining the Replacement Side Plates for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # DM6004. I also recommend that you purchase an in-bed 7-way like the Demco 5th Wheel/Gooseneck...
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  • How to Lock Out Lippert Turning Point Pin Box to Use with Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch
  • I was able to pull up the owners manual for the Lippert Turning Point pin boxes and it is pretty simple to lock out the pin box so that you could use it with an auto sliding Demco Hijacker like you have. Basically you just install two 5/8" - 11 x 2" lockout bolts at the back of the unit and it will stop pivoting. Check out the picture I attached to see where and how it installs!
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for Clean Bed Once Removed on a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed
  • If you are wanting to keep the bed of your 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 clean then I highly recommend using the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W because it mounts in the B&W Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1059-5W. Instead of having bed rails in the bed of your truck you just have the gooseneck hitch ball receiver and safety chain loops as you can see in the attached photo. The Companion is made right here in the USA, has a 20,000 lb weight capacity (which is more than your pickup), 17" - 19" of height...
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  • Is Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Needed for 2018 Ram 2500 with 6-1/2 foot Bed Towing 2018 Cougar 310RLS
  • The 2018 Cougar 310RLS has a tapered nose with Max Turn Technology so a sliding hitch will likely not be necessary; you still need to be careful and watch the cab before making sharp turns, but this trailer is designed in a manner that you can use a fixed hitch. For your 2018 Ram 2500 with the factory prep package I strongly recommend the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 because it is considered by many to be the highest-quality fifth wheel hitch available. If your '18 Ram 2500 does NOT have...
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  • Is the 21K Demco Hijacker UMS Compatible with a 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For the Demco Hijacker UMS Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550032 to fit your 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 you actually need the specific Underbed Rail and Installation Kit # DM8551010 from Demco. If you have the OEM prep package on your Chevy and you are wanting to use a similar 21K Demco 5th wheel hitch then you would need to use the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076P-21K along with the 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # DM6206. These 5th wheel...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Towing Grand Design 28BH with 2019 Ford F-250 6-1/2 Bed w/Pucks
  • The best 5th wheel trailer hitch for towing your brand new Grand Design 28BH 5th wheel trailer with your 2019 Ford F-250 w/pucks is the Demco Hijacker Autosliding 5th wheel hitch. Not only does this hitch eliminate the need to get in and out of your cab to lock and unlock a manual sliding hitch but it also features a wraparound single-piece jaw, a 3/4" thick steel locking bar, and cushioning polyurethane dampers to give you the most secure and comfortable ride on the market. Another...
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  • How to Choose 5th Wheel Hitch with Correct Height for Towing with a 2018 Ram 2500
  • The newer pickups, like your 2018 Ram 2500, that sit higher than past models do pose a potential issue with 5th wheel towing but there are a variety of 5th wheel trailers out there that have adjustable heights for you to choose from. Measure from the ground to the floor of your Ram bed when it is on level ground and then measure from the ground to the bottom of your pin box when your 5th wheel trailer is on level ground (and it is leveled) then the difference between those 2 numbers...
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  • Comparing Curt A16 and Q16 Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • The head design is slightly different for the A16 hitch # C16120. It's the more recent version of the Q16 that you also mentioned. They made the heads strong enough to be able to be used with a Sidewinder pin box and they upgraded the warranty from 10 year limited to lifetime limited. Also, the Q16 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...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab 8.1 Bed, 5.7L V8, RWD
  • I was able to find the towing capacity of your 2014 Toyota Tundra by checking with Toyota and the capacity is 10,100 lbs since you have a double cab, a 4x2 and the 5.7 liter V8.
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  • Can Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit # PS30128 Fit 2016 Ram 3500
  • The Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch and Universal Rail kit part # PS30128 can fit your 2016 Ram 3500 but also requires you to install the Reese Mounting Bracket part # RP58520. This replaces the from frame brackets of the rail kit. Due to frame interference the L-brackets of the # PS30128 can't work on the front rail.
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  • Ability to Attach Industry Standard 5th Wheel Hitch to Factory Pucks on 2018 Ram 2500
  • The factory pucks on your 2018 Ram 2500 allow you to use certain 5th Wheel Hitches that attach directly to these pucks, such as with the excellent B&W OEM Companion Sliding Hitch # BWRVK3670 (which will do a great job of reducing chucking and noise with its 1 inch thick dual jaws, fully articulating head, and polyurethane bushings) . This eliminates the need for separate base rails and allows for a completely clear bed when the hitch itself is removed. As you mentioned in your question,...
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  • What is the Proper Pin Weight Percentage of the Total Weight for a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Definitely false. You want to shoot for the pin weight of a 5th wheel trailer to be about 20% of the loaded weight of the trailer. If the hitch weight of your trailer is 2,000 lbs though that entire pin weight is transferred, not just a portion of the pin weight. This is actually reflected in the weight ratings for 5th wheel trailer hitches (and can usually be found in the owner's manual for your trailer). If you check out the popular B&W Companion # BWRVK3500 you can see that the...
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  • What do the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2019 Ford F-250 Rail Kit Weigh
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide for Ford Rail Kit with a 21k capacity part # DM8550038 weighs 336 lbs. The version of this hitch that has an 18k capacity instead part # DM8550024 weighs 304 lbs. Both of these will fit and work well in the factory rail kit of your 2019 Ford F-250 and can be partially disassembled to make install/removal a bit easier.
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  • Does the Head Unit of B&W Patriot Lock
  • There is not a locking mechanism for the head unit of the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255. You can lock the base of the Patriot to your base rails with the Base Rail Lock # C23256 and to keep the head unit of the Patriot in your possession you can simply lift it out of your truck when you are not towing because as you mentioned that can be done in less than 15 seconds and the head weighs just 52 lbs. You can then store the head wherever you like to keep in safe and sound. I...
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  • Troubleshooting Jarring and Chucking of Rockwood 5th Wheel Trailer with Revolution Pin Box
  • If you have the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs # RP30084 you asked from or a similar Reese Elite or Select hitch head, I can help with some of the chucking. This is the back and forth banging you referenced. For your Revolution hitch, I recommend the custom wedge designed for that hitch head funnel # SWW-01. This is a perfect fit for your hitch for a smoother ride. Banging up and down will be slightly reduced using a custom wedge, but...
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  • How Does Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install in 2016 Ram 5500
  • The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30054, which has a 30,000 lb capacity, is not vehicle-specific. To install it you will need to weld a 1/2" steel plate to brackets and bolted to your truck's chassis; you are then going to need to drill through the deck of your truck and the steel plate to install the hitch. I have added the page from the instructions which shows this and also added a link to the instruction manual for you to take a look at at.
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  • Does Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch fit 2017 Ford F-250 with Factory Puck System
  • Yes, Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30142 will fit directly into the puck system of your 2017 Ford F-250 without any additional rails or modifications. If you go to about the 3:40 mark of the linked installation video you can see how simple it is to install the Elite in your truck. This fifth wheel hitch comes with a wiring harness, has a single-piece jaw which is self-latching to ensure the most complete connection with your king pin and also has a...
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  • Is a Dual Jaw System Better Than a Slide Bar System for a 2018 Ram 2500 Without Pucks
  • You are absolutely right! The slide bar design you have now is a good entry level setup but as you mentioned there is a good amount of chucking and jarring that is associated with this. The reason for this is because there is just a flat edge against the round kingpin which works but does not produce the best ride.The dual locking jaws are going to do a much better job of holding the kingpin tighter which translates to minimal chucking and jarring. For your 2018 Ram 2500, I recommend...
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  • Troubleshooting King Pin Not Releasing From B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The most common cause for the jaws of a 5th wheel hitch like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400 not to open is too much tongue weight still on the truck. You will want to make sure that your trailer's landing gear is adjusted properly so that the trailer is level and the pressure/weight is relieved from the hitch and your truck. It's also possible that you are simply parked on unlevel ground, which can lead to the jaws remaining wrapped around the king pin even after turning the handle....
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500
  • Reese Elite Series 5th wheel hitch # RP30144 (which replaced the part 30085) is made only for the Ford OEM 5th wheel factory prep kit that uses under-bed rails. It will not work in a 2018 Ram. If the 2018 Ram 3500 has the factory 5th wheel prep then you can install a slider hitch from B&W, their 20K Companion model # BWRVK3670, which will drop right into the pucks in the bed. In a 2018 Ram short-bed without this factory feature you can still have an under-bed install using the Demco...
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  • Can I Use a Curt A25 Hitch on a 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 with a Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck
  • The correct Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch that can be used with the Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Complete Hitch part # RP30158-68 on your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is part # C16036, not part # C16066. The next question I am sure you are going to have is why would I use a Ford OEM hitch in my Chevy instead of the Chevy OEM hitch. The reason for this is that the Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Complete Hitch has the same puck spacing as the Ford OEM which is why you will need...
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  • Can I Use a Curt A25 Hitch on a 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 with a Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck
  • The correct Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch that can be used with the Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Complete Hitch part # RP30158-68 on your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is part # C16036, not part # C16066. The next question I am sure you are going to have is why would I use a Ford OEM hitch in my Chevy instead of the Chevy OEM hitch. The reason for this is that the Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Complete Hitch has the same puck spacing as the Ford OEM which is why you will need...
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  • How to Use a Husky 16K 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 with Prep Package
  • The only option I can offer you to use the Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # HT31326-31314 on your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 is with the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Chevy/GMC OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package part # DM6206. This adapter will drop into the pucks and then allow you to mount your Husky 5th wheel hitch without any modification. If you ever did get a new hitch you would not be limited to a Husky one as this adapter will work with any 5th wheel hitch that...
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  • Height Settings of the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 3200
  • I do have options for you but if you were using the lower most hole on the hitch ball for the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # AM3200 then that is going to be your max height for this hitch as they do not make a taller ball for it nor do they have any other means of raising the connection point. The max amount of height you can obtain from this hitch is 18" above the bed floor. The next best option for you would be to check if the pin box or coupler on your...
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  • Compatibility of B&W Companion Head Between Different Bases for Different Vehicle Manufacturers
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 will allow you to utilize the same hitch head with any of the B&W Companion bases. It will be compatible with the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck base # BWRVB3500 or slider base # BWRVB3405 as well as others listed below. You will want the sliding style base for any truck that has a 6-1/2 foot bed. Long bed trucks will use the fixed base and any bed under 6 feet will require a fixed base...
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  • Is the Curt Q25 or Curt A25 Easier to Remove on a 2018 Ford F-450
  • The Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package part # C16039 and the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package part # C16036 for your 2018 Ford F-450 both have an easily removable head. The Q25 head can be removed by pulling two pins whereas the A25 head can be removed by only pulling one pin. Therefore, the A25 will be easier to remove. In regards to weight, the Q25 base weighs around 50 lbs and the Q25 head weighs around 110 lbs. The...
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  • Can the 5th Wheel Hitch for a Ford Super Duty with Pucks be Used on a Chevy Heavy Duty with Pucks
  • The Ford OEM puck system is different than the Chevrolet/GMC OEM puck system therefore, you can't use a 5th wheel hitch from one in the other. The Ford OEM system has pucks which are much closer together than on the Chevrolet/GMC OEM system. The other issue you have is that the 5th wheel hitch for a long bed is likely fixed and the 5th wheel hitch you need for a short bed is likely sliding unless you have a rotating pin box. However, the head from the 5th wheel hitch for a Ford OEM...
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  • Can Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter be Used with 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Andersen states that the Ultimate Connection part # AM3200 can be used on truck beds that are longer than 6 feet in length. Since the truck bed of your 2019 Ford F-250 measures 6-3/4 feet it would work fine for you. Especially considering the nose of your Keystone Cougar 29rks is tapered and the pin box is extended. You'd need a set of fifth wheel rails installed in the bed of your truck too though. For that the Reese rail kit part # RP50074-58 is a custom fit and would be your best...
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  • Will Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch for Ford Factory Rail Kit Have Turn Clearance
  • Sounds like you are looking for the formula for determining if you have enough clearance to make 90 degree turns with a fifth wheel trailer hitched up to a truck. 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. So the numbers you listed would look like (41 + 14) - 51 = 4 inches of clearance....
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility with 2015 Ram 1500 Crew Cab with 5 Foot 7 Inch Bed
  • Your 2015 Ram 1500 Crew Cab with 5 foot 7 inch bed can use a 5th wheel hitch. I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50142-58. This will give you the base rails needed for your hitch. Then you can use either a fixed mounted hitch like # RP30081 or # RP30047 with a Sidewinder pin box replacement for turning clearance or there is one sliding hitch compatible. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider...
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  • Compatibility of Reese M5 5th Wheel Hitch with Chevy Short Bed Factory Pucks
  • The Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs # RP30890 will fit in the factory pucks of your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 short bed. The pucks for the short bed are in the same locations as the long bed (the manufacturer only has one number for their factory under bed system). You are correct that it would not give you the cab clearance needed unless you use a Sidewinder or similar rotating pin box with this fixed mount hitch. I've attached...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Dual Cab with 6-1/2-Foot Bed
  • Pulling a 5th wheel trailer with your short bed 2015 Silverado 2500HD will require a sliding type 5th wheel hitch in order for you to have enough clearance for making tight turns. Most slider hitches require you to get out of the truck to release the slider mechanism before you can finish your maneuvering, but we have Demco's Hijacker automatic 5th wheel hitches that save you that hassle. Their 18K model # DM8550034 and their 21K model # DM8550037 both give you a full 14-inches of slider...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2017 Ford F-150 5.0 liter 3.73 Gears, 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • I found the Ford towing chart for your 2017 F-150 with a 5.0 liter 4x4, 3.73 gears with the super crew cab, 5.5ft box, GCWR 16,200 lbs and Ford states the your truck can tow up to 10,800 lbs with a bumper pull trailer. That figure does not require factoring in the weight of occupants and cargo according to Ford. As long as your 7k trailer doesn't weigh more than 10.8k when load you are totally fine.
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  • Reese Elite Slider Recommendation to Replace Elite Fixed Hitch
  • I really wish Reese offered a way to convert your Reese Elite hitch # RP30142 to a slider but since they do not the best option we have would be to go with the Elite Slider part # RP30144 like you mentioned.
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  • Converting 2015 Ford F-350 Pickup with OEM 5th Wheel Prep to Flatbed
  • A Ford pickup with the factory-installed OEM puck mounting system for 5th wheels will require a custom-fabricated flat bed conversion in order for you to retain that feature. Flatbed trucks are often used with low-profile 5th wheel hitches like Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076SL-FLAT since the bed height is typically a little higher than on a pickup. To use a standard 5th wheel hitch made for industry-standard rails (ISRs) like # PS30128 that you referenced...
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  • How to Use a B&W Companion RVK3500 on a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with Factory Prep Package
  • I do have an option for you but they do not make an adapters that will allow you to use the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3500 with the factory prep package on your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500. However, the head of your current B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter can be reused with the Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC part # BWRVB3700 to cut down on cost.
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  • Can Hitch Ball for Andersen Ultimate be Placed Behind Rear Axle of Truck
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System # AM3200 referenced in your question can be used on your Ram 1500 even if the hitch ball ends up slightly behind the axle. You are indeed correct that the ideal setup is to have the pin weight from the trailer directly over or slightly in front of the rear axle on the truck but the Andersen is a unique system and the manufacturer designed the hitch with your application in mind, so using in this orientation will not be an issue. You...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 2500 with OEM Rail Kit
  • We have just what you are looking for! For an 18k fifth wheel hitch that slides automatically as you make sharp turns you'll want the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034 which has an 18k capacity. We have a higher rated version of this hitch as the part # DM8550035 which is rated for 21k but since your trailer is 16,000 lbs the 18k version would be more than adequate. Now to install this hitch to the factory rail kit of your truck only requires the adapter part # DM6099. This...
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  • Which is Better Auto Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 2500: Pullrite or Demco
  • For your 2019 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory fifth wheel rail kit I recommend the Demco Hijacker autoslide part # DM8550034 for an 18k hitch or part # DM8550035 for a 21k hitch with the adapter plate part # DM6099 over the Pullrite hitches for a few reasons. The hitch head on the Hijacker has built-in brackets that hold it to your pin box since it needs to lock to the pin box as you make turns to allow the slider mechanism to automatically operate. The Pullrite option requires...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 with Hitch Prep Package
  • The B and W Companion hitches for the Ford factory rail kits are by far the best hitches available. Many refer to these hitches as being the best on the market due to how well they are made, how easy they are use, how reliable they are, and because of how quiet they are on the road. Some hitches have looser clearances which can cause quite a bit of noise when starting and stopping. So if you have a long bed truck you'd want the Companion for Ford rail kits part # BWRVK3300. This is...
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  • Location of Fifth Wheel Rails in the Bed of 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed
  • If you were to be installing a set of Reese universal fifth wheel rails like what comes with the Reese kit part # RP30035 in your 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 short bed the distance you are looking for is 25-1/8 inches. Once the rear rail is placed you'd use your fifth wheel hitches feet to place the front rail.
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  • How to Lock the Curt A25 OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 16066
  • The only way I can see fit to secure the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16066 to your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 would be by replacing the security pins with padlocks as you mentioned. The correct size padlock for you is the Master Lock Padlock part # 131D. The nuts that hold the legs to the feet could be removed with an open ended wrench (crescent is likely too bulky) but they would also need a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pin and they would have to do this for all four sides....
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Elite Hitch that Doesn't Want to Lock In Maneuvering Position
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese about what you are experiencing and he sent me back this: The 3/8” bolt and nut shown below is the stop so slider unit does not slide completely off the rails. This bolt set-up should be loose so that it can slide fore and aft along the slot in the slider. When moving slider assy. to the Tow position the bolt would slide over to one side of the slot and then when moving slider assy. to the Maneuvering position the bolt would slide over to the other side...
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  • What Does B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3270 Weigh
  • The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3270 that you referenced weighs 220 lbs total. It comes apart in a few sections though to make install and removal a bit easier. I attached a review video for more info on the hitch as well.
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  • High Capacity Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 with Reese Elite Rails
  • The Reese M5 fifth wheel hitches like the part # RP30895 only fit the GM factory fifth wheel rail kits, since you have a Reese Elite fifth wheel rail kit you'd have to go with an Elite fifth wheel hitch if you are in need of a new hitch. We have the Elite part # RP30871 that has a towing capacity of 26,500 lbs which would be a great solution if the reason you want a new hitch is because you need more towing capacity.
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  • Are 5th Wheel or Gooseneck Hitches Better for Towing
  • It really just depends on what the trailer you are towing was originally built for and what you plan on using the trailer for. If you have a gooseneck trailer then a gooseneck hitch is best but if you have a 5th wheel trailer then a 5th wheel hitch is best. Gooseneck trailers are generally used for off-road use (like around farms) and so the gooseneck hitch ball connection provides more rotation for the uneven ground but 5th wheel hitches provide a better towing experience if you will be...
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  • Correct B&W Gooseneck Hitch for B&W Companion on a 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Both the B&W Gooseneck hitches # BWGNRK1016 and # BWGNRK1016-5W are actually the same thing for your 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500. The reason that one has the "5W" added at the end is because we had to put it in with the "5th wheel" fit guide which includes the Companion Slider # BWRVK3400-5W that you referenced. Attached is an installation video of the gooseneck hitch being installed on a similar 2018 Silverado 3500 as well as a photo to show what the end result looks like. If you don't...
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  • Ability to Have Both Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Hitch on Truck
  • One of the many great features of the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch is that it can be used with the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitches. This allows you to retain the gooseneck hitch in the truck if ever needed while also using one of the best 5th wheel hitches on the market to tow a 5th wheel trailer. If you end up getting a short bed truck that is equipped with the B&W Turnoverball then you will want to use the Companion Slider # BWRVK3400 and if it is a long bed you will use the fixed...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-350 Towing a 19K GVWR Trailer
  • We do have some options in regards to a 20K 5th wheel hitch that is compatible with the industry standard above bed base rails that you referenced you have in your 2018 Ford F-350. Since the GVWR of your camper is 19K though I do recommend going with a 5th wheel hitch that has a max rating of 21K to give you a little more cushion. If you have a long bed then I recommend the Demco Recon # DM8550043 but if you have a short bed then the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550035 is the way to...
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  • How Tall is the Reese Elite Series Slider from Base to Handle
  • In order to install the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider part # RP30144 on your 2018 Ford F-350 with the factory prep package all you will need to do is line up the mounting feet with the pucks and then turn the four anchor handles to lock the hitch into place. This process can be see starting at the 5:00 mark in the attached review video. You will not need anything else for installation, it is that simple. The distance from the base of the hitch to the top...
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  • Recommended B&W Gooseneck for 2015 Ram 3500 Mega Cab Laramie and Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVB3500 or the full hitch # BWRVK3500 will work with your 2015 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Laramie but won't give you the best turning clearance. I recommend using the sliding hitch # BWRVK3400 which uses base # BWRVB3405 with the same hitch head as the fixed hitch. You will simply need the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs # BWGNRK1314 for your truck. I also recommend...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Ram 1500 6-1/2 Bed with the New Body
  • Yes, we do have a few different 5th wheel hitch options for your 2019 Ram 1500 with the 6-1/2' bed. Out of the options I highly recommend the B&W Companion Slider # BWRVK3400 because it easily installs in the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1319-5W, which doubles as a gooseneck hitch and gives you a completely clean bed when you aren't towing. This 5th wheel hitch features dual 1" jaws that do an extremely good job of keeping the king pin stable to reduce chucking (back and...
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  • Recommended Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4' Bed and OEM Puck System
  • For your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty with the 6-3/4' bed and OEM puck system we have the Demco Hijacker 5th wheel hitches. These fit directly into the pucks so no adapter is needed and they give you 14" of fore/aft travel so that you have enough cab turning clearance. This comes in both 18K # DM8550024 and 21K # DM8550038 versions but I recommend going with the 21K because it allows you to tow a larger variety of 5th wheel trailers. Attached is an installation video of the 18K in a 2014...
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  • How to Determine How Much Toolbox Room Is Available After Installing Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel
  • If you measure from the center line between the front and rear pucks of the factory fifth wheel kit in your 2018 Ram 3500 10 inches towards the cab of the truck and then back 25 inches you'll know exactly how much room in your bed the hitch will take up.
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  • Which 18k Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch Fits 2019 Ford F-250 with Rail Kit
  • We actually carry both of those part numbers and they do both fit your 2019 Ford F-250 with the factory rail kit. The part # DM8550024 and the # DM8550022 both fit the Ford rail kit which also is the same as the Reese Elite rail kit. The part # DM8550024 is listed for the Ford kits and the part # DM8550022 is for Reese but in reality they both fit the same rail kits.
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  • Best Auto-Slide 5th Wheel Hitch Needed for 2019 Ford F-250 With Short Bed
  • An autoslide 5th wheel hitch is going to make your life much, much simpler if you are towing a 5th wheel trailer with a short bed truck like your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The best autoslide hitch is the Demco Hijacker because of its highly secure jaw system which ensures a complete, secure connection to your trailer's king pin as well as its cushioned head which will give you a smoother and quieter ride while towing. The Hijacker is available in two different towing capacities, 18,000...
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  • Availability of Replacement Parts for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500
  • Yes we do! For your newly acquired Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16046 we have the Replacement Legs # C16021, Head # C16580, and Hardware # C16125-SK4 all readily available if the need were to arise. We also have replacement parts available for older model Curt hitches because we know the importance of keeping these on hand so that our customers can continue to use their hitch for years on end. I have attached a link that will take you to our complete selection of Curt replacement...
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  • Best Quality Sliding 5th Wheel Hitches for 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • If your Ram 2500 with 6-1/2-foot bed has the factory 5th wheel prep (with mounting pucks in the bed) then I strongly recommend going with Demco's 18K Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 and the matching installation kit # DM6099. Not only does the Demco have 14-inches of slider travel (more than most slider hitches) it slides automatically when you make a turn. No more getting out of the truck (in the rain, of course) to release a manual slider. This USA-made Demco is shown in the linked...
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  • 5th Wheel Towing Capacity for 2011 Ford F-350 and Recommended Hitch and Rails
  • There a quite a few factors that contribute to the actual towing capacity for trucks like the 2011 Ford F-350 that you are looking at such as its engine size, axle ratio, cab size, and drivetrain. I was able to find the towing specs sheet for the 2011 Ford F-350 and its 5th wheel towing capacity can range from as low as 12,300 pounds (6.2L Engine, 3.73 Axle Ratio, Regular Cab, SRW, 4X4) to as high as 22,700 pounds (6.7L Turbo Diesel, 3.73 axle ratio, Regular Cab, DRW, 4X2) and numerous...
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  • Base Rails and Brackets for B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch on 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • To install the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3200 in your 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500 the best option is the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # BWRVK2500 because it will not require drilling into your truck's frame rails to install, unlike the universal installation kits which do require you to drill into your truck's frame. The only drilling involved will be in the truck bed so you can mount the base rails; this means you are going to need to either remove your bed...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 Short Bed Factory Hitch
  • The slider fifth wheel hitch I recommend for your 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 with a short bed and the factory rail kit is the Demco Hijacker Autoslider part # DM8550034 because this USA-made hitch slides back automatically as you make tight turns. Most slider hitches require you to get out and slide them back everytime you need to make a tight a turn but this hitch does this for you automatically when needed. In the attached review video for this hitch you can see it slide as the truck makes...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • We have just what you are looking for! The Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034 will slide automatically as you make tight turns giving you the clearance you are looking for. It has an 18k capacity and is made in the USA as well. To install this in the factory rail kit of your 2018 Ram 3500 only requires the adapter part # DM6099. In the review video I attached you can see the hitch slide back automatically as a turn is made. I attached a review video for the rail kit adapter for...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Cover Compatible with B&W Companion for Ram OEM Pucks
  • For the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 we don't have a specific cover from the manufacturer. We do have the Classic Accessories Cover for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 24" x 24" x 18" - Black # CA80116 which will cover the hitch in the manner shown in the attached photo or the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Cover # RP30055. I've attached a photo of a low profile companion with that cover to assist. Unfortunately we don't...
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  • How to Determine Height Setting for Reese 5th Wheel Hitch on 2019 GMC Sierra 2500
  • There is an easy way to figure out how to determine what height setting a fifth wheel hitch such as the Reese M5 # RP30890 needs to be in your 2019 GMC Sierra 2500, just keep in mind you will need five to six inches of space from your Silverado's bed rails to your trailer as in the accompanying photo. To determine the height simply measure from the the bottom of your trailer's pin box to the ground; after that measure from the top of your Sierra's truck bed to the ground. The difference...
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  • Best Made in the USA 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2006 Ford F-350 with 8 Foot Bed
  • The best made in the USA 5th wheel hitch we have that will work with the above bed industry standard mounting rails in your 2006 Ford F-250 is the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3255. The B&W Patriot features 3/4" thick locking jaws which are going to do an excellent job of reducing chucking/jarring. The four height settings in the pivot arms ensure the best chance of a level tow and the polyurethane bushings eliminate any noise. It also comes with a lifetime warranty....
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  • Recommended Sidewinder Pin Box or Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • For your 2015 Ram 1500 with the short 5-1/2 foot bed, the ProSeries 15K slider as you stated will not allow the turning clearance you need. I recommend using a Sidewinder pin box and a fixed hitch for your application. So I recommend starting with using your 15K hitch on the Replacement Base Legs for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30727 which are a confirmed fit. Then use the Sidewinder Wedge Kit for Pro Series 15K # 30850. Your pin box looks like a 1621, and if that is what...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 Long Bed Towing 40-Foot Keystone Montana
  • The best quality high-capacity 5th wheel hitch for your Silverado 3500 and your 40-foot Montana is the B&W Companion model # BWRVK3705. This 25K hitch is designed, fabricated and assembled in B&W's Kansas facility and it has the capacity and build quality you'll want for your last and best towing setup. The Companion features a rail-free design that drops right into your factory puck setup and it is built to function flawlessly and to last. Key features include beefy 1-inch-thick hitch...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Fifth Wheel Rail Kit
  • I have a great solution for you. The easy to use slider fifth wheel hitch I recommend for your 2018 Ram 2500 short bed with factory rail kit is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034 with the Ram Rail Kit adapter part # DM6099. The hitch is the easiest to use option because unlike other manual sliders that require you to get out and operate them when needed this one will automatically slide back as you make tight turns so you don't ever have to think about it. I attached a review...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • I have a great solution for you! The fifth wheel hitch I recommend for your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 long bed with the fifth wheel rail kit is the B and W Companion 25k Hitch part # BWRVK3705. I recommend this hitch because it has a 25k capacity which meets your capacity needs, is made in the USA, and is considered by nearly all RVers to be the nicest hitch available due to how well it performs and how reliable it is. It's tight jaw design also allows it to be very quiet and smooth when towing....
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Installation Kit and Base Rails for 2016 Ford F-350
  • For your 2016 Ford F-350 the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP50026-58 is exactly what you need. This kit includes custom brackets that will use existing holes in the frame rails of your F-350 to eliminate the need to drill into them and the above-bed, industry-standard base rails will be compatible with most hitches on the market including the excellent Reese Select Plus # RP30081 that you were looking at. I have attached an installation video along with...
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  • Best High-Capacity 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 Long Bed Pickup with Factory Prep
  • The high-capacity 5th wheel hitch I recommend for your Ram 3500 with OEM-prep is the B&W 25K Companion model for the Ram prep package, part # BWRVK3600. This will drop right into your factory prep setup without need for any adapters or rails. I strongly recommend this USA-made 25K hitch because of its unmatched build quality. B&W does all of their own design, fabrication and assembly right in their family-owned Kansas facility. This manufacturing control results in a hitch with outstanding...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
  • Since the bed length of your 2004 GMC Sierra is less than 8 feet you will need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without cab interference. My favorite option for that is the 18k rated Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034 as it slides automatically as you make tight turns. Then for a rail kit to install the hitch in the bed of your truck you'd want the custom fit rail kit part # DM8552009-71 and you'd be set. For something a bit more economically priced the Reese 16k...
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  • Will the Lippert Turning Point Wedge fit B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The universal wedge of your Lippert Turning Point will work with the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3200. That said I do recommend using a custom wedge for a better fit, the Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels # SWW-06; we have had a number of customers tell us that this wedge, which was designed for use with Reese Sidewinders, works perfectly with the similar Lippert Turning point. I have added links to video reviews of the Patriot and wedge for you to check out as well.
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  • Can 5th Wheel Hitch Parts from Different Brands Be Combined Safely
  • The 5th wheel hitch head and slider parts you have are from different makers and so they cannot be safely combined. But we do offer replacement hitch bases that let you to convert your fixed Reese hitch to a sliding 5th wheel that will work with your 6-1/2-foot short bed F-150. Please let me know if you have a 5-1/2-foot bed since the slider will NOT provide enough turning clearance for this bed length. We have a different solution in that case, a Sidewinder pin box, described in the linked...
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  • Will 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch be Able to Tow 14k Trailer
  • Fifth wheel hitches are rated pretty conservatively which means that when picking one out based on capacity you don't have to go overkill with the capacity. A 16k fifth wheel hitch would easily have more than enough capacity for a 14k trailer. So if you went with the Reese 16k hitch part # RP30047 and the custom fifth wheel rail kit # RP50082-58 for your 2004 Ford Super Duty with a long bed you'd have a really solid fifth wheel towing setup.
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  • Compatibility of Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch and Adapter for 2017 Nissan Titan XD Pucks
  • For your 2017 Nissan Titan XD with OEM pucks, we have confirmed the fit of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs # DM8550034 when using the adapter # DM6200 for compatibility with your OEM pucks. Your spec sheet didn't come through for the RV, but I can tell you that Demco is the only company that has the puck adapter confirmed to fit your truck from any of our manufacturers. It is very likely the salesmen simply isn't familiar...
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  • Is an Adapter Needed to Use a Trailair 5th Wheel Pin Box with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide
  • Yes, in order to use your Trailair 5th Wheel Pin Box with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550035 you will need to use one of the following capture/locking plates. If you have a Rota-Flex or Flex Air then you will need to use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Capture Plate part # DM6171 but if you have the Tri-Glide then you will need to use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Capture Plate part # DM6095.
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  • Best Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch and Underbed Rail Kit for 2018 Ram 3500
  • The best fifth wheel hitch for your 2018 Ram 3500 short bed is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide because you will never again need to get out of your truck just to make a turn and it can be mounted to underbed rails on your '18 Ram so your bed will be completely open if you choose to take the Hijacker out. The Hijacker fifth wheel hitch is available in two different towing capacities: 18,000 lbs at part # DM8550022 and 21,000 lbs at part # DM8550037; they will mount to the Underbed Rail and...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with OEM Tow Package
  • For your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the OEM puck system I recommend going with the B&W Companion 5th wheel line of hitches because of their American-made heavy-duty construction, ease of use, and how satisfied other customers are with this hitch. The Companion comes in a 20K # BWRVK3770 sliding version if you have the 6-1/2' bed but if you have the 8' bed then there is both a 20K # BWRVK3700 and a 25K # BWRVK3705 option. Two of the most noticeable features of this 5th wheel hitch...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-450 Long Bed with Factory Puck System
  • The highest capacity 5th wheel hitch for your 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty pickup with the factory prep is the Reese Elite series hitch # RP30871 which is rated for 26,500-lbs towing. The next highest capacity comes from the 25K-rated B&W Companion # BWRVK3305. I really like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3305 and I recommend it over the Reese despite the slightly lower 25K capacity. I recommend the B&W because it is USA-made and has a build quality that is superior to the Reese and also to...
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  • Maintenance Greasing of B&W Companion Hitch Head
  • On the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600, the moving components of the locking jaws need to be lubed but the pin does not need lube. These jaws are the only part of the hitch that requires grease for maintenance other than the puck locks where the mechanism needs to turn. I recommend the LubriMatic White Lithium Grease - 12 oz. Spray # L11363 as needed to keep the jaw and springs working correctly as well as those locking...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 or 2019 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For a 2018 or 2019 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit pucks, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3670 if your have a 6-1/2 foot bed. If you have the 8 foot bed I recommend the fixed # BWRVK3600. These are both excellent hitches that are designed specifically for your truck. This Companion hitch sets itself apart from the competition with the 1 inch thick dual jaws as well as the fact it is made in the USA. These hitch options offer cam action...
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  • Easiest to Use Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • The best fifth wheel hitch recommendation I can make for you is the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550034 because this hitch automatically slides back as you make tight turns to give you the needed clearance without forcing you to get out of the truck ever. To fit the hitch to the factory rail kit of your 2018 Ram 2500 you'd need the Demco Ram rail adapter part # DM6099. With this installed the hitch will easily install. I attached an install video for both the truck and rail kit...
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  • Replacement Base for B&W Companion Hitch for Installation in GM Factory Prep Kit
  • You can use B&W Replacement Base # BWRVB3705 to convert your 20K or 25K Companion 5th wheel hitch from the Ford factory setup to the GM factory setup. The hitch head assembly will transfer right over to the new base and give you the same hitch as part # BWRVK3705 (25K) or # BWRVK3700 (20K) which are the GM versions. If you also need a 7-way wiring kit for the truck bed you can use kit # 20110.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2018 Nissan Titan XD with Factory Gooseneck
  • For your 2018 Nissan Titan XD that is equipped with the factory gooseneck I highly recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16540-16026 for a few reasons. This particular hitch features an interlocking 2-jaw locking system that will provide a secure connection to the trailer while also reducing movement and rattle during travel. Its fully articulating torsion head allows for an extremely smooth ride and the 3-Point indicator system is a unique feature that eases hookup by using...
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  • Recommendations to Improve Towing Experience with 2003 Ram
  • It sounds like your truck is pretty well equipped to handle you and your wife's upcoming adventures. To enhance your towing experience and ensure your 2003 Ram has as much fun as you I recommend starting with an aftermarket transmission cooler. This is a great idea especially on an older truck like yours to not only prolong the life of the transmission but also improve its overall performance when it's pulling a heavy load. The Derale Series 8000 # D13503 is a great option that uses...
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  • Comparing B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitches RVK3000 and RVK3500
  • The B&W Companion RVK3000 was an early model that has a max weight rating of 18,000 lbs, adjustable height ranging from 14-3/4" - 16-3/4", and used U-Bolts for the installation. The B&W Companion # BWRVK3500 was upgraded so that the weight rating is now 20,000 lbs, has a higher adjustable height range of 16-1/4" - 18-1/4" (which is more common), and has a single point for mounting which makes it easier to use. It wasn't that the older systems were bad, B&W just saw where they could...
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  • How Tall is the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter RVK3500
  • The B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3500 that you referenced has a vertical adjustment from 16-1/4" - 18-1/4". Please also keep in mind that the base will require a 36" long x 30-1/2" wide opening. If the opening on your flatbed is not this large then you would need to look at the B&W Companion Flatbed Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3050 which will only requires a 18" long x 18" wide opening. This unit however is only...
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