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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed w/Factory Prep Package
  • In order to use a Demco HiJacker auto-sliding 5th wheel trailer hitch with your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 short bed and factory prep package you will need to use an adapter, # DM6194, because the hitches don't fit directly. With the adapter you can then use # DM8550034 as the proper version of the hitch for the adapter. Another option is to use B&W hitch # BWRVK3770 which fits directly in the GMC factory prep package without the need for an adapter. It is not an auto-sliding hitch though....
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  • Can Demco HiJacker be Switched Back and Forth from a Ford to a Chevy Truck w/Factory Prep Packages
  • The puck spacing between the Ford and Chevy factory prep packages is not the same so you would have to replace some parts of the 5th wheel hitch when switching from one to the other. And not to make any more confusing the puck spacing is different between the short and long beds of the Chevy/GMC trucks. In order to use Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs Item # DM8550034 with the Chevy truck though you would need adapter #...
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  • Difference Between Curt A20 C16034 and C16017
  • The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16034 referenced in your question is the complete 5th Wheel Hitch for your 2017 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit. This hitch includes the legs that will drop directly into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into the factory underbed rails on your truck. The Curt # C16017 that you also mentioned is just the leg assembly for the above 5th Wheel Hitch. The head is not included. I have attached a short video review of this 5th Wheel Hitch...
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  • Replacement Handle for Sliding Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • It sounds like you have the Pro Series # PS30094. If you need a replacement handle to engage the sliding feature use # 58161. If the handle is for the jaws use # PS58473.
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Bracket Kit for 2008 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • A fifth wheel trailer hitch installs into the bed of a truck using rails in the bed that are connected to the truck's frame using a bracket kit. The custom bracket kit that fits your 2008 Ford F-250 is # C16448-204. This includes the base rails as well. I've linked an install video for you. Since your truck is a 6-3/4 foot short bed you'll need a sliding hitch for turning clearance. The Curt A16 Slider is part # C16521.
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  • What Clearance Is Needed When Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • I have attached a drawing that shows how much clearance is needed when you are towing a fifth wheel trailer. You will want at least 5 or 6 inches between the overhang of the trailer and the bedrails. You also want to make sure your trailer is being towed level. You can make the adjustment by raising or lowering your hitch in the bed of your truck or bu raising or lowering your trailer pin box.
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  • Recommended 25K 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 GMC Sierra 3500
  • Since your 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 dually has the factory-installed 5th wheel rail kit (with 4 pucks in the bed) you can directly install a hitch made for that rail system, such as the 25K Curt hitch # C16069. This hitch features a cushioned 360-degree-pivoting head for easier hitching on uneven ground. This hitch will provide capacity equal to the truck itself to maximize your towing capability. If instead you have industry-standard 5th wheel base rails installed, what we call ISRs, such...
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  • Parts for 5th Wheel Hitch Installation in 2017 Ford F-350 Long Bed with Factory 5th Wheel Rail Kit
  • If your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty long bed pickup has the factory 5th wheel rail kit installed (with four pucks in the bed) then you can use the superb B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3300. This 20K hitch is USA-made and features perhaps the most robust construction of any 5th wheel hitch available for your Ford Super Duty. If you need a higher capacity hitch then instead go for the Curt Q24 # C16545-16017. Both drop right into the pucks. If you already have an industry-standard 5th wheel...
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  • Recommended Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch And Installation Kit For 2015 Toyota Tundra
  • To be able to make sharp turns with your 2015 Tundra with the 6-1/2 ft bed you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch. If you have a Revolution or Sidewinder pin box on your trailer, you cannot use a sliding hitch. The fifth wheel hitch I recommend is the Reese Titan, part # RP30869. This hitch has a 16,000 lb capacity and it has a round tube slider that does not bind like the square tube sliders tend to do. It has double serrated jaws that secure the king pin a full 360 degrees. It also...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Long Bed
  • For your 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 long bed you would want the Reese Titan 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch part # RP30866. This is a cushioned 16k hitch with a great jaw design that will give you a secure and tight king pin contact. If you need a rail kit you would want to go with a custom install kit like the # RP50064-58 as it will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling.
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  • Top 3 5th Wheel Hitches For A 2017 Ford F-350 With Factory Prep Package
  • I have the perfect 5th wheel hitch options for you that will work with your 2017 Ford F-350 long bed with factory rail kit. I recommend choosing a 5th wheel hitch that exceeds your current weight capacity as this will create less strain on the actual 5th wheel hitch itself. A good hitch to use on your vehicle is the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30142. The Resse 5th wheel hitch has a 4-way pivoting head in addition to an included in-bed wiring harness....
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  • Does Truck Need to be Totally Straight When Connecting to Demco Hijacker Autoslide
  • Sounds like you are trying to connect to the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide # DM8550034 at an angle. That's one of the only quirks of this fifth wheel hitch is that you have to connect to it by backing straight to it. You can not connect to the hitch if you are backing up at an angle at all. Reason being the head of this has to be straight otherwise the slider mechanism wants to move the head of the hitch.
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  • Overall Length and Width of Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider DM8550022
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Underbed - 18,000 lbs Item # DM8550022 is 35 inches long by 33 inches wide. The hitch weighs about 280 pounds so a 500 pound capacity lift table would work well.
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  • Installing Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on Short Bed GMC Truck
  • You can indeed install the greaseless opening of the coupler block on the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # AM3200 behind the kingpin. This is typically done if there will be a possibility that the pin box will hit the tailgate or side rails of your truck. However, this particular hitch is not recommended for trucks like yours that have a bed shorter than 6 feet. The additional clearance that the offset will provide will not be sufficient for making sharp turns when...
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  • Does Reese Sidewinder/Revolution Work with B&W Companion in a 2017 Ford F-250 Factory Puck System
  • Yes, you can use B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Item # BWRVK3300 with a Sidewinder/Revolution pin box with your 2017 Ford F-250. The Companion hitches that mount in the 4 pucks are safe to use with a Sidewinder. It is the version that attaches just to a gooseneck ball hole that has the issue. So since # BWRVK3300 mounts in the 4 pucks it won't be a problem. You will also need 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for B&W Fifth Wheels...
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  • Can a Long Bed Truck Use a Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch to Tow
  • Using a slider hitch in the bed of a long bed truck will be totally fine. It wouldn't be necessary since you'd already have the clearance you need, but it really won't hurt anything. Only real downside is that the slider hitches are heavy and you'll have to deal with that when not needed. We don't carry Pullrite hitches, but as far as we know there aren't any ways to lock out the hitch from sliding.
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  • How Does the Andersen Hitch Install?
  • The gooseneck ball of the Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 that attaches to the fifth-wheel rails in your 2017 Ram 2500 can be turned either way; closer to the cab or closer to the rear axle. If you are having issues with hitting your truck, the best solution would be a fixed fifth wheel and a Sidewinder to allow for pivoting. These are king pin specific and would replace the king pin on your current fifth-wheel. I've added a link to a help article on Sidewinders which you may find useful.
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  • Will a Cushioned Pin Box and Cushioned 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Work Well Together
  • Since both the Mor/Ryde pin box and the Curt Q20 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16130 are cushioned the two could work against each other and create a rougher ride. Going with the cushioned pin box or a cushioned hitch by itself will help to reduce chucking and vertical movement. The benefit of having a cushioned hitch though is that it is going to reduce chucking and vertical movement for any 5th wheel trailer you tow. If you change the pin box it only benefits the trailer it is installed...
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  • Determining Best Truck to Pull 38 Foot 5th Wheel Trailer
  • There are a few things you will want to look at when looking at a new truck to pull your 38 foot fifth wheel trailer. You will first want to make sure that whatever truck you choose has the needed towing capacity to pull the weight of your trailer. You will need to first determine the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of your trailer, which will give you its maximum loaded weight. I recommend going with at least a 3/4 ton truck (Ram 2500, Ford F-250, Chevy/GMC 2500). These trucks (along...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ram Short Bed with Dealer Installed Bracket Kit
  • I don't know exactly what bracket kit the dealer installed so I can't really recommend a specific hitch to fit your 2017 Ram 2500 but since you have a short bed you'll likely need a sliding fifth wheel hitch. That is unless the trailer has a Revolution or Sidewinder pin box. I've linked a couple of articles on fifth wheel trailer hitches as well as our selection that is confirmed to fit your truck. If you can tell me the kit that was installed I can make a more specific recommendation...
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  • Is a Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Required to Tow with a 2007 Ford F-150 with a 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Since your 2007 Ford F-150 has a 6-1/2 foot bed you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch unless the trailer has a Revolution or Sidewinder pin box. Without either you likely won't have enough clearance to execute sharp turns without the truck and trailer making contact. I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550022. The Hijacker is an auto sliding hitch so there's no need to get out of your truck when you're executing turns. Most sliding hitches require you to get out of the...
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  • 5th Wheel Adapter for 2017 Ford F-350 with Prep Kit to Allow Use of Pro Series Hitch PS30857
  • You can use your Pro Series 5th wheel hitch # PS30857 in your new F-350 with the factory 5th wheel prep simply by adding the Reese adapter kit # RP30156. Just drop the adapter into your bed's pucks, turn the handles to secure it and drop your Pro Series hitch right in. Please refer to the linked video to see installation.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Bracket Kit for a 1995 Chevrolet 1500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I do have a solution for you but the Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Universal Install Kit # C16616 is not confirmed to fit your 1995 Chevrolet 1500. The E16 hitch will work just fine for you. It's a sliding hitch which will help with turning clearance since you have a short bed truck. For the hitch use # 16516. Then you need a bracket install kit with base rails. A universal it that does fit your truck is # RP30035. This fits just fine with the Curt hitch. You may also...
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  • Does Andersen Ultimate Connection Attach to a Gooseneck Hitch on 2017 Nissan Titan XD?
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection # AM3200 is designed to fit with industry standard fifth-wheel base rails and will not attach to the gooseneck ball on your 2017 Nissan Titan XD. Instead of using an adapter to haul your fifth-wheel trailer, I recommend taking a look at the new (July 2017) Curt fifth-wheel hitch that fits the puck system in a 2017 Titan XD with the tow prep package. The Curt A20 # C16540-16026 fits Titan's with a 6-1/2 foot bed, has a GTW of 20,000 lbs and a vertical...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2017 Ford F-350 with a 6-3/4 foot bed, I recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16545-16020. This sliding hitch will mount directly to the factory receiver pucks that are built into the underbed rails. The hitch has a gross towing weight of 24,000 pounds and a slider travel of 12 inches that will provide the necessary clearance for sharp turns. This unit also features an adjustable height setting between 17-1/2 and 21-1/2 inches. I have attached a short video review...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2017 Ram 3500 With Short Bed And Facftory Tow Package
  • If you are buying a Ram 3500 with the factory tow package we have a couple of fifth wheel options that will work great for you The fifth wheel I recommend for your truck is the Demco Hijacker Autosklide # DM8550035. The head for this slider automatically slides toward the tailgate when you are making turns and returns when you straighten out. The front to rear travel for this hitch is 14 inches. This is a lot easier than exiting the truck to manually pull a lever to release the slider...
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  • How to Select 5th Wheel Hitch with Height Range Compatible with 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The dealership from which you will purchase your trailer ought to be able to give you the height of the king pin when the trailer is level, as it needs to be for best handling when towed. He also can look at the pin box to see in what position it is installed on the trailer's mounting wings. If it is already mounted at the highest possible position then this tells you that you cannot lower the trailer's nose any further, but you could raise it. Conversely, if the pin box is already at the...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for a 2017 Ford F-350 Long Bed Dually and Reese Titan 20 Hitch
  • You can use Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Item # RP30870 in your 2017 Ford F-350. You will just probably never have to slide the hitch back since you have a long bed truck now! You will need the proper installation kit for your new truck. You can use Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # RP50074-58. I have linked a video that covers the features for you.
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  • Why Do Some Slider 5th Hitches Not Have Full Height Adjustability
  • Many of the slider hitches that fit your 2017 Ram 2500 with 6-foot bed and the Factory Rail Kit, such as Reese # RP30083 and some of the others shown on the linked page, indicate the installation note that the lowest height setting will not be able to be used on the hitch. The exceptions are the Curt and Demco hitches which use a different method of attachment between the head and base that allows use of all height settings.
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  • Can Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Be Used in Long Bed Truck
  • A slider hitch isn't needed with an 8 foot bed truck, but it doesn't hurt anything to use one though. Only downside is that it's going to weigh more than a stationary hitch really.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch That Works With Factory Rail Kit On 2017 Ram 3500
  • With the weight of your trailer it would be best to use the pucks in your truck bed and not rely on an adapter to tow your fifth wheel. Since you have the factory rail kit in your 2017 Ram 3500 I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3670. This hitch drops into the receiver pucks in the bed of your truck. Once installed, this hitch gives you 12 inches front to back travel. When you remove the hitch you have full bed access.
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  • How To Choose Between A 1 Ton, 3/4 Ton, and 1/2 Ton Truck For Towing
  • According to Nada Guides, the 2012 Keystone Cougar M-327 has a base weight of 10,175 lbs. Therefore, you will need a truck that is capable of handling this type of load. For this, I recommend looking at a 1 ton truck as opposed to a 1/2 ton or 3/4 model. A 1 ton truck will create far less strain on the vehicle's suspension and driveline components in comparison to a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton model. You have a few options to choose from for a 1 ton truck such as a Dodge Ram 3500, Chevrolet Silverado...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt Q20 and the Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitches
  • Even though these two 5th wheel hitch are very similar there are a few key differences that separate them. The Q20 # C16130 has a 10-year limited warranty as opposed to the A20's # C16140 limited lifetime warranty for the hitch and 10-year limited warranty for the roller. A great thing about the Q20 is that it has a spherical axial bearing that allows it to move 360 degrees which the A20 does not have. This means that you will get a more enjoyable ride with the Q20 over the A20....
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2004 Ford F-350 Dually
  • If you wanted to install a 5th wheel installation kit in your 2004 Ford F-350 then the gooseneck hitch would have to come out first. But, depending on the brand and model of the gooseneck hitch, there may be other options. So if you can provide that information I can see what options are available. If you do want to remove the gooseneck hitch then for a 5th wheel install kit I recommend Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # RP50082-58....
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  • Recommended Capture Plates For Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch on 2017 Ram 2500
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 and the Rail Adapter # DM6099 will work great in your 2017 Ram 2500. You are correct. Since you have a RotaFlex pin box on your fifth wheel trailer you will need the Capture Plates, part # DM6171. These will prevent the king pin from pivoting inside the Hijacker. If you need a 7-way connector in the bed of your Ram I recommend part # 20110. This simply plugs into the truck wiring between the OEM harness and 7-way connector...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • A good, middle-of-the-road 5th wheel trailer hitch that will work well with your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider # C16521. This 5th wheel hitch is rated for 16,000 lbs which gives you 2,500 lbs of equipment to load. It has front-to-back travel of 12 inches and has a height adjustment of 17-1/2" - 21-1/2". If you think that 2,500 lbs of luggage leeway might be cutting it close due to tanks being filled then you will want to go with...
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  • Adapter Needed to Install Curt A16 Hitch in Factory Rail Kit of 2014 Ram 2500
  • To install a Curt A16 slider hitch like part # C16521 in your 2014 Ram 2500 that has the factory rail kit all you'd need is the Ram rail adapter part # C16022. This installs in the rail kit of your truck and provides a set of industry standard rails for the A16 hitch to attach to. I attached a review video for this rail kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended B&W Companion And Air Springs For 2015 Ram 2500 Cummins With Factory Rail Kit
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 is what you are looking for. It does not install into the OEM gooseneck but does attach to the OEM pucks in your truck. It is a different design than the companion designed to fit with the B&W gooseneck underbed system. I also recommend getting the wiring harness # PK11893-11932 to add a second 7-way connection to the bed of your truck for easier connection when using a 5th wheel or...
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  • Will Reese Elite Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30142 Work With 2017 Ford F-350 With Factory Rail Kit
  • The Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Wiring Harness # RP30142 is a great fit for your 2017 F-350 with the factory puck system. This 18K hitch also includes the 7-way wiring harness you can mount in your truck bed for your fifth wheel trailer. I have attached a link to a product review for this hitch you can check out.
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Short Bed
  • If there was an adapter that would fit your application needs that would be a viable solution, but there are no puck adapters to go from the Signature Series puck dimensions to the dimensions of the GMC factory rail kit of your truck. So you'll need a new hitch. For that you would want the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3770. This is a slider hitch that will fit directly to your rail kit and will work great. Most people refer to the Companion hitches as being the nicest hitches...
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  • Could Reese Elite 26.5k Fifth Wheel Hitch Be Used in 2015 Ford F-350 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • If the trailer you plan to tow has a Sidewinder or Reese Revolution pin box installed on it you would be able to make 90 degree turns with the Reese hitch # RP30871 and your short bed truck. Otherwise you'd need to use the Reese Elite Slider hitch part # RP30144 but this hitch has a much lower capacity at 18k. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker or a stamping on...
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  • How Heavy is the B&W Companion Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The B&W Companion Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3400-5W weighs about 280 pounds when fully assembled. The head is around 75 pounds and the base is a little over 200 pounds. To install the Companion in your 2017 Ram 2500 use the Underbed Gooseneck Kit # BWGNRK1384-5W.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Hitches in a 2015 GMC 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • The best way to have both a gooseneck and fifth wheel hitch in your 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 is a B&W Companion. The Companion installs using an underbed gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1012-5W that has a turnoverball so you'll have a clear truck bed. In addition the Companion # BWRVK3400-5W is a fifth wheel trailer hitch that fits into the gooseneck so you can tow a fifth wheel trailer. This is a sliding hitch to help with turning clearance since you have a short bed truck. I've linked a video...
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  • Comparing Tow Vehicles for a 16K - 18K 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For a 16K or 18K 5th wheel trailer you will definitely want to go with the 2017 Ford F-350. Even if the weight capacity of your trailer falls within the weight capacity of an F-250 or Chevy Silverado 2500 there will be much more strain on the whole vehicle than there will be for the F-350. A general rule of thumb for safety when it comes to towing is to get equipment that is rated for well over the weight of the trailer you will be pulling so that you will not be pushing your tow vehicle...
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  • Will Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Brackets Fit 2015 Ford F-350 with DEF Tank
  • Yes, the Curt fifth wheel trailer hitch bracket kit # C16424-204 will fit in your 2015 Ford F-350 that has a DEF tank. The kit will mount industry standard rails in your truck's bed for a hitch like the Curt A25 # C16180. If you'd also like to install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck's bed you can use # 20110. I've linked some videos on each product for you as well.
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  • Availability of Underbed System or Replacement Legs for a Valley 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2001 Dodge Ram
  • Since Valley went out of business there are no underbed systems of replacement legs available for you to convert it to fit in-bed base rails. For your 2001 Dodge Ram with a 6 foot bed it is recommended to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch as that will give you the clearance that you need to avoid hitting the cab on your truck when making tight turns. If you are wanting to go with a hitch that is under the bed of your truck then I recommend the B&W Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1394-5W....
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch to Fit a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD with OEM Factory Pucks
  • No, the Reese Signature Series fifth wheel hitch will not fit the GM prep package in your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500. The pucks will not line up with the hitch. I've attached a link to our selection. From your picture it looks like you have the short bed truck so you'll want a sliding hitch unless you have a Revolution or Sidewinder pin box. For a sliding hitch that fits right onto your pucks there's the Curt A25 # C16066. It's a 25k hitch with a 2-jaw system for 360 degree contact with...
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  • Proper Installation of Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter AM3200
  • With the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter # AM3200 the aluminum adapter box can only be installed one way. The end of the box with the two horizontal bolts running through it attaches to the trailer's king pin. The bolts engage with the channel in the king pin in the same way that the Blaylock EZ Lock King Pin Lock # BLTL-70-40D does. Please refer to the linked photo of this king pin lock for illustration. If your adapter box is installed on the...
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  • What is the Total Weight of the B and W Companion Slider Hitch part # BWRVK3370
  • The total weight of the B and W Companion Slider Hitch part # BWRVK3370 that you referenced is 266 lbs.
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  • How Much Does B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Prep Package Weigh
  • The B&W Companion Sliding Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Prep Package # BWRVK3670 weighs about 300 pounds when fully assembled. The head, part # BWRVC3006, is about 70 pounds and the base, part # BWRVB3670, is about 230 pounds.
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  • How To Choose Between A Sidewinder And Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch For A 2016 Ram 2500
  • In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your short bed 2016 Ram 2500, you will need to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch or Sidewinder king pin box. Although neither option will be necessarily safer than the other, you can however choose from cost effectiveness and installation difficulty in which I side with the sliding 5th wheel hitch. I recommend using a sliding 5th wheel hitch such as the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider part # C16536 and part # C16427-204 to tow your...
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  • Custom Fit 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2000 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • For a true custom fit 5th wheel installation kit that will fit your 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6-3/4 foot bed I recommend Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # RP50082-58. Current pricing is available on the product page. There are other "custom" kits that cost less, such as # C16443-204, but I do not consider it completely custom since there is some drilling into the frame required for installation.
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  • Is the Head of the 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30093 Tilting Back Going to be a Problem for Hookup
  • If your Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30093 is resting as is demonstrated in the attached picture that is perfectly normal. It actually makes connecting your trailer a little easier. When backing up you will just need to aim the 5th wheel hitch head towards the middle of the pin box as that is where the king pin is. If you are still a little uneasy about hooking up your 5th wheel you can use a backup camera to assist you. I recommend going with a magnetic camera as they can...
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  • Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 Long Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Item # C16034 does indeed fit the factory puck system in a 2017 Ford F-350. I have included a link to a video covering the features of this hitch for you.
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  • Recommended Base Rail Kit for a 2017 Ford F-350 Using the Husky 26K 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Husky Silver Series 26K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # HT31318-31325 that you referenced will fit industry standard base rails. Even though Husky doesn't have any base rails that will fit your 2017 Ford F-350 as of yet, there are other options that are compatible with this 5th wheel hitch. I recommend going with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56017-53. The outboard installation for this base rail kit makes it much easier and a little quicker...
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  • What Is The Tallest 5th Wheel Hitch For A 2017 Ford F-350
  • I have two options that will allow for you to gain additional clearance between the tongue of your trailer and bedrails of your truck. The first option I have for you is the easiest and least expensive. Many kingpins have adjustable height settings therefore, you will need to be sure the kingpin is at it's highest setting by placing the pin box on the mounting holes closest to the bottom of the mounting brackets. If the kingpin is already at it's highest setting, you will need a new...
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  • Reese Under Bed Mount 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
  • We have exactly what you will need to add the Reese Elite Series 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation kit to your 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 with 6-1/2 foot bed. The installation kit is # RP30868. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. The Elite Series hitch for the short bed models is # RP30144. This hitch has 10 inches of travel. That, combined with the tapered front cap of your Jayco 36FBTS, means that you will not have to replace the pin box on the trailer in...
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ram 3500 w/ Factory Rail Kit
  • If your 2017 Ram 3500 has the factory rail kit and an 8 foot bed, I recommend looking at the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16545-16021. This hitch is designed specifically for the factory rail kit on the Ram and will mount directly to the 4 receiver pucks built into the underbed rails. It features a nice 2-jaw locking system and a 4 inch height adjustment. The hitch will provide a gross towing weight capacity of 24,000 pounds. If the Ram 3500 has a 6 foot bed, I instead recommend...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2012 Ford F-150 With 5.5 Foot Bed
  • For the 2012 Ford F150 with a 5.5 bed, I recommend the Underbed Rail and Installation Kit for Demco Hijacker UMS 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Hitches # DM8551001 and the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Under Bed - 13,000 lbs # DM8550041. This is the only system that does not require you to change your pin box out for a Sidewinder. No other sliding hitch will be compatible, but this system automatically slides to provide you with proper clearance...
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  • Availability of a B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a Gooseneck Hitch with Round Mount
  • The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3400-5W, can only be installed on a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado by using the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, # BWGNRK1067. B&W does not have a Companion hitch that will fit the gooseneck hitch other than there own.
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  • Is Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Required for 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6.7 Diesel Crew Cab Short Bed
  • For your 2016 Ford F-250 SD Crew Cab with 6-3/4-foot bed you will need to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch to have enough turning clearance to avoid trailer-to-cab contact. All slider hitch fits for your truck are shown on the linked page. The amount of slider travel these various hitches provide varies by brand and model. The best clearance comes from using one of the Demco Hijacker hitches which have 14-inches of slider travel. These Demco hitches are superbly made, right here in the...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch to Fit into Industry Standard Rails in a 2010 Ram 3500
  • It sounds like you have industry standard rails in your 2010 Ram 3500's bed. The spacing is 29 inches, center on center. See the diagram I attached. If this is the case you can use a variety of fifth wheel hitches. If your truck has a 6 foot bed you'll want a sliding hitch for turning clearance unless your trailer has a Revolution or Sidewinder pin box. If you need a sliding hitch my favorite to recommend is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide which has 18,000 pound # DM8550034 and a...
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  • Does Bed Liner of Truck Need to be Removed to Install B and W Companion Hitch
  • If you have a bedliner it's going to need to be trimmed to install the B and W Companion # BWRVK3400. It needs to make a solid connection to the bed of your truck and if you have a slide in bed liner that would get in the way.
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  • What is a Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for a 2016 Ram 2500?
  • For your 2016 Ram 2500 with a six-foot bed, I recommend going with the Curt Q20 sliding hitch, # C16536. This fifth-wheel hitch has a 2-Jaw locking system, a non-binding slider, and 3-Point color-coded indicator system. Yellow means the hitch is ready to couple, green means the hitch is ready to tow, and red means the hitch is ready to uncouple. The Q20's height can adjust between 17-1/2 inches and 21-1/2 inches, has a vertical load limit of 5,000 lbs and a gross towing weight of 20,000...
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  • Curt Q20 Slider Compatibility With Adapter For Factory Rails On 2017 GMC Sierra 3500
  • The Curt Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16536 and the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16541 are compatible with any of the adapters to standard rails that will work with your current Reese 16K slider and your GMC factory rail system. I am interested in knowing which adapter you have as the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs # RP30156 is NOT a...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2015 GMC Sierra With 6-1/2 Ft Truck Bed
  • One of the nicest fifth wheel hitches and the one I recommend for your 2015 GMC 2500 is the Demco Autoslide # DM8550022. When this system is installed you get 14 inches of additional clearance so your trailer does not hit the cab of your truck. The great thing about this hitch is that it automatically slides toward the tailgate when making turns and returns when you straighten out. The underbed installation kit # DM8551002 gives you full use of your truck bed when you are not towing....
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  • Recommended Curt 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 Dually with Factory Puck System
  • For as large a trailer as you have, a 42-foot 20,000-lb-GVWR Landmark 5th wheel, I absolutely recommend using a 24K-rated 5th wheel hitch to give you some safety margin. Your 2017 F-350 dually is an excellent truck to tow this trailer, especially since it is a long bed that will naturally give you good turning clearance. And since you have the factory rail kit option you can use any of the three hitches shown on the linked page. All fit the factory pucks. Curt's Q24 hitch # C16545-16017...
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  • What Lubrication is Necessary for a Fifth-Wheel Hitch on a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500?
  • In order to maintain a fifth-wheel hitch such as the Pro Series, # PS30132, lubrication is extremely important. This particular hitch uses a floating head which pivots, and it does need lubrication, as do all moving parts. You can use a spray such as UltraLube # L10444 for this, and for the skid plate surface a grease such as # L10337 will get the job done.
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 1500 with RamBox
  • I do have a solution for you, however the sliding 5th-wheel hitches we have available are not recommended for use on a 2017 Ram 1500 that has the Rambox like yours. The issue is that the Rambox feature can interfere with a sliding hitch, which is what is typically needed on short bed trucks in order to provide proper clearance during sharp turns. To tow a 5th-wheel trailer with your Ram 1500, I recommend going with a fixed 5th wheel hitch like the Reese Titan 20 # RP30867 along with...
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  • Installation of Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System
  • The Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 installs into industry standard fifth wheel hitch base rails that need to be installed into the truck's bed. There is a version of the Andersen that installs over a gooseneck ball but we no longer carry it.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • For your 2017 Ford F-250 with the factory rail kit and a short bed you will need a slider hitch so that you can make tight turns. If you liked the automatic slide feature of the Pull Rite we have a similar hitch that costs much less and fits directly to the factory rail kit of your truck. For that you would want the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550024 which has an 18k capacity. It can also be taken apart in sections to make install and removal pretty easy. This would be your best option...
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  • Demco Autoslide Maintenance On Bottom Slider Jaws
  • When using a 5th wheel hitch like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs # DM8550034, the slider jaws on the bottom don't need extra grease. I reached out to my contact at the manufacturer and he said there normally isn't a need to add grease to that part of the system, but some people choose to. If you do add grease, he recommends maintaining it so that there isn't extra build up due to that extra grease. It technically will...
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  • Best Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2016 Chevy 2500 Silverado with 6 1/2 bed
  • Auto slide hitches are the way to go for a short bed truck since they don't force you to get out and activate them. They are going to be heavy since there is a lot of moving parts which have to be rated for the towing capacity. That being said the Demco Hitch part # DM8550022 can be installed an removed in sections which allows for a lighter weight install removal. Your Bed Rug will need to be trimmed for any fifth wheel hitch rail kits. The rail kit to use with this hitch is the # DM8552011-71...
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  • Sliding Hitch Compatibility With Industry Standard 5th Wheel Rails
  • The Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Slide Bar Jaw - 15,000 lbs # PS30094 is compatible with the same standard 5th wheel rails as your 14K Reese Classic. So you only need to add the slider. You may want to consider adding the Bargman 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Plug - Dodge - 9' Long # 51-97-411. This will give you a harness in the bed of your truck for easy connection.
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch For Short Bed Truck With Rails Installed
  • The rails in your 2005 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 foot bed are standard rails compatible with most hitches. Because you have a short bed, you will need a sliding hitch. There are a few options for you, but I'll give you a recommendation for an auto-slide and a manual sliding hitch. The reason you will need a sliding hitch is because the clearance between your truck and trailer is limited due to the short box, so you want to make sure you have the ability to turn in tight spaces without having...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For B&W Gooseneck Hitch In 8 Foot Bed
  • For your 2016 Ram 3500 with B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck, the best 5th wheel hitch for you is the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3500-5W if you have an 8 foot bed. This will be compatible with your TrailAir Ride Rite pin box. I recommend the 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Plug- 9' Long # 50-97-410 to add a second 7-way to the bed of your truck if you don't already have one. This gives a really nice and easily accessible connection...
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  • How to Reduce Chucking With B&W Companion Fifth-Wheel Hich
  • The front to back movement you described is often referred to as chucking or jarring. It is an unavoidable aspect of using a fifth-wheel hitch and will be more pronounced when going over bumps. The rubber mountings you mentioned sit atop the pivot arms on your B&W Companion, # BWRVK3600, and were designed not only to stop noise but to help reduce chucking. Though there are no replacement bushings, there are replacement pivot arms available, # BW3635A-B. Though you will not be able to...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • When choosing a fifth wheel hitch for your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, you will first want to consider the weight of the trailer that you will be pulling. You will need to make sure you choose a hitch with the required weight capacity. Since your Silverado has an 8 foot bed, you will not need a sliding hitch. Sliding fifth wheel hitches are needed on shorter beds in order to provide more cab clearance when making sharp turns. I recommend looking at the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer...
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  • How To Level Your 5tth Wheel Trailer With Your Truck
  • The first thing you must do is make sure you have around 5"-6" of clearance between the bed rails on your truck to the bottom side of the trailer. This can be accomplished by either lowering the pin box or raising the 5th wheel hitch. Based on the provided measurements, this will cause your trailer to sit nose high therefore you will then need to adjust the rear of the trailer to sit level with the truck if possible. If you truck has a lift kit or oversized tires, you may be able to look...
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  • Will Bracket Kit # 50043-6008 Fit Pro Series Hitch and Rail Combo part # PS30128 for 2000 Ford F250
  • Yes, if you bought the bracket kit part # 50043-6008 with the Pro Series Hitch and Rail Combo part # PS30128 that you mentioned you would be able to use the brackets as a way to have a custom install rail kit instead of the universal setup.
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  • Height Range of the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16530-16020
  • The height range of the Curt Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16530-16020 that you referenced is 17" - 21" from top of the pickup bed to the top of the hitch skid plate.
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  • What Does the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16530-16020 Weigh
  • The weight of the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # C16530-16020 that you referenced weighs 278 lbs.
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  • Does a Long Bed Truck Need a Reese Revolution Pin Box Installed on Trailer to Make Tight Turns
  • Since you have an 8 foot bed you would not need a Reese Revolution to allow you to make tight turns. That being said if you are buying a trailer that has one on it already you would be best served to leave it on the trailer. The Reese Revolution/Sidewinders (they are the same thing) improve the way the trailer tracks behind the truck and making backing up easier regardless of bed length so it's still a great option for a long bed truck.
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  • Height of 18K Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550034 referenced in your question has three possible hitch height settings, depending on what you are needing to tow your trailer level. It can be adjusted to 15-1/4 inches, 16-1/2 inches or 18 inches in height. This is a great 5th wheel hitch that features an automatic slider so you do not need to get in and out of your truck every time you need to make sharp turns. The premium wraparound, single-piece jaw will provide a secure connection...
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  • Will Curt 16k E16 Hitch # 16516 Tow Trailer that Weighs 14,300 lb
  • Yes, if your trailer weighed in at 14,300 lbs when it was loaded and ready to tow a 16k Curt hitch like the part # 16516 that you referenced would fit and work well.
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  • Can a Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot Bed Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer and Have Turning Clearance
  • For a 5-1/2 foot bed there really is only two options for towing a fifth wheel trailer to allow you the turning clearance you need. But you have to install the rail kit where it's intended to be, right above the center of the rear axle for proper weight distribution. The best way to tow a trailer for you would be with a Sidewinder pin box as they give you 22 inches of additional turning clearance. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 with Factory Prep Package
  • From my research the maximum towing capacity for the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 is 14,500 pounds. It would be best to verify this with GM though. If you find that the truck can handle the fifth wheel trailer, or you're going to keep the trailer's loaded weight under the truck's capabilities the hitch I recommend is the Curt A16 # C16521. It fits into the factory prep package in the truck using # C16023 and is a sliding hitch that will help with clearance when executing tight turns. It's...
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  • Available Auto-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitches for 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Short Bed Pickup
  • Your short-bed Sierra 2500 HD pickup does need a sliding type 5th wheel hitch to give you a reasonable turning radius. And yes, you do already know the answer! Safety margin in towing capacity is always a sensible idea. In your truck that has the factory 5th wheel prep an 18K hitch like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034, or better yet their 21K # DM8550035, will provide the same automatic sliding feature and a full 14-inches of slider travel, the same as the PullRite 4400. Both...
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  • Will Reese Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Work With Curt Adapter Rails For Ram Towing Prep Package
  • I went to the warehouse and pulled one of the Curt Adapter Rails # C16022. We took a Reese Sliding fifth wheel hitch and it fit with no problem into the adapter. With the 14 inch height of the # RP30083, it will have no problem working with your adapter and will have the lower clearance you were looking for.
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  • How To Tell When Curt A16 Ford Fifth Wheel Hitch is Secured and Ready to Tow
  • For your Curt A16 Ford Fifth Wheel hitch # C16520-16017 if you have the feet of the hitch inserted all the way into the pucks and they are all the way turned in the hitch is totally secured to your truck. From looking at the picture of your hitch the side that is visible looks totally secured.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with Factory Rail Kit
  • Your Reese Signature Series fifth wheel hitch will not fit the GM rail kit they offer for the 2017 Chevy trucks. The only solution you would have is a hitch that is designed specifically for this rail kit like the B and W part # BWRVK3700. I attached a link to a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Autosliding Hitch For 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD With 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • For your 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500, we do not have an autosliding hitch option compatible with your B&W gooseneck # BWGNRK1012. For a manual slider that is compatible with your system, I recommend the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3400-5W. This is a very nice hitch, but it is not an autoslider. For an autosliding hitch, you will need to remove your B&W underbed gooseneck hitch because it mounts in the same locations and the rails for...
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  • Connecting 5th Wheel Trailers Using the Andersen Ultimate Connection And Adapter
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs # AM3200 is easy to use. The adapter with quick release allows you to easily connect and disconnect a 5th wheel trailer from your gooseneck. The built in funnel allows you to attach as long as you are within 3 inches of the socket. There is no hammer needed it will easily connect and disconnect. This will only work with fixed mount pin boxes. It is not compatible with Revolution or Sidewinder...
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  • How to Adjust the Jaws on Older Version of the Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Travel Adjustment
  • The Demco Hijacker SL Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Travel Adjustment # DM6076SL-21K does not have a jaw that is adjustable. It automatically latches into place and wraps around the king pin. I called Demco and my contact informed me that about 4 or 5 years ago (which makes it 2012-2013) there was a style change. The previous style did have an adjustable jaw. If this is the style that you have then you will find the adjustment bolt sticking out on the cab-side of the head of the...
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  • Recommendation to Fix Loud Banging From Trailer When Using Mopar 25K 5th Wheel Hitch on Ram 3500
  • From your description it sounds like you are experiencing chucking and jarring. This is the result of the Mopar 25K 5th wheel hitch not having a snug fit around the king pin. When you take off or slow down there is a little movement in the jaws of the 5th wheel hitch. We have 2 of our 5th wheel hitch options that are excellent at combating chucking and jarring. The Reese Titan Series uses a dual jaw design, like your Mopar. The difference is that the Titan has serrated jaws that...
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  • 5th Wheel Slider Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500 Diesel Short-Bed
  • Your 2016 Ram 2500 diesel certainly has the grunt required to tow a trailer that weighs half its rated towing capacity, but since you have a short-bed pickup you will need a slider type hitch that will give you the necessary clearance between the cab and trailer to make tight turns. If your short bed has the factory 5th wheel rail kit you can use the superb 20K B&W hitch # BWRVK3670 which drops right into the 4 pucks in the bed. This slider gives you a full 12-inches of travel to give...
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  • Will the Curt Q20 Sliding 5th Wheel # C16530-16020 be Compatible with a 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • As long as your 2016 Ford F-250 came with the factory puck package (or rail kit as it is also known) then the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package # C16530-16020 will fit and work well for you. This 5th wheel hitch has a Gross Towing Weight (GTW) of 20,000 lbs and can slide front to back 12 inches to give you extra clearance so that you do not hit the cab on your F-250.
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  • What Rails for a 2013 Ram 2500 Does the Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit
  • I attached a picture to this page that shows the rail dimensions the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16140 is designed to fit. It basically is designed to fit the standard rails that are found in most trucks that tow fifth wheel trailers. For a set for your 2013 Ram 2500 long bed you would want the part # C16426-204 which is a custom fit rail kit for your truck that will minimize drilling and install time. We recommend always following the install and maintenance instructions...
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  • What is Needed to tow With a 2017 Ford F-150 With a 5-1/2 Foot bed?
  • To tow a fifth-wheel trailer with a 5-1/2 foot bed on your 2017 Ford F-150, you will need to use a Sidewinder, though please keep in mind it is not recommended to use a Sidewinder with a sliding hitch. A great option to replace your current sliding fifth-whee hitch is the Reese Titan 16K, # RP30866. If you need the industry standard rails in the bed of your 2017 F-150, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails, # RP56034-53, which will make for the easiest installation process....
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider # C16521 referenced in your question will work great and is confirmed to fit your 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 with the factory rail kit installed. You will just need to add the Adapter Rails # C16022, which will mount to the receivers in your Ram's underbed prep package to provide an attachment point for the Curt A16. This Curt 5th Wheel Hitch has a 16,000 pound gross towing weight capacity, which will work nicely with your 14,000 pound trailer....
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