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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2008 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed
  • For your 2008 GMC Sierra 3500 the rail kit I would recommend with the Reese hitch # RP30033 is the Reese Custom install kit part # RP50064-58. Custom install kits install in about half the time as a universal kit and minimize drilling. I attached an install video that shows this rail kit installed in a 2008 GMC Sierra like yours for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram with Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 with Factory 5th wheel prep package, the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16044 is the best 20K hitch confirmed to fit your truck. This hitch has interlocking dual jaws and a connection indicator. However, if you are looking for the very best hitch, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600. This hitch is about 20 lbs heavier, but more sturdy and durable. You may also want to consider the Curt wiring harness...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2008 Toyota Tundra
  • For an automatic sliding fifth wheel hitch for your 2008 Toyota Tundra the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 would be a fantastic option. The custom install rail kit you need then is the part # DM8552020-71. The only issue you may have is interference with the air bag kit you have installed. Do you know what brand you have so that I can check to see if it will fit with an in-bed rail kit?
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Reese Revolution vhd-10k- 22sw Compatibility
  • I reached out to my contact at Reese and confirmed that the Reese Revolution vhd-10K-22sw is a factory fit that is not offered in a replaceable option. Basically because of the smaller width and mounting style there is not a replacement with an aftermarket pin box. That unfortunately means there is not an air ride option for your trailer. If you are experiencing too much jarring or chucking, you may want to consider replacing your 5th wheel hitch. They recommend either the 16K # RP30047...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2015 Toyota Tundra Short Bed
  • For your 2015 Toyota Tundra Limited, I recommend the Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30869, along with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails # RP50084-58. Because you have a 6 foot 6 inch bed, you will need the 11 inch sliding travel on this hitch in order to have the necessary cab clearance when making tight turns. The hitch itself features a cast dual-jaw system that will give you a secure connection with the trailer and a 9 inch wide funnel that will...
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  • Can Andersen Ultimate Connection Part # AM3200 Be Used with 2016 Toyota Tundra
  • As long as you have a set of fifth wheel rails installed in the bed of your 2016 Toyota Tundra the Andersen Ultimate Connection part # AM3200 can be installed and then attach to your fifth wheel pin box. For a set of rails confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Toyota Tundra you'd want the part # RP50084-58. This is a custom fit rail kit that would minimize drilling when compared to a universal one.
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  • Reese 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for Use with Sidewinder
  • I have a great solution for you, but Reese actually discontinued the Titan 16k which was the lower rated version of the part # RP30867 that you mentioned. But the Reese 16k hitch part # RP30047 is a similar hitch that is rated for 16k and will work great with a Sidewinder. The correct wedge then would be the part # SWW-03 which allows the hitch to be used with a Sidewinder easily. I attached a review video for the hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 9 Foot Flatbed for Turning Clearance
  • For your 9 foot flatbed truck., I recommend the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 30,000 lbs # RP30054 for your hitch. This hitch is recommended to put the king pin 4 inches ahead of the rear axle. Depending on your trailer, you may or may not have clearance for turning at that point, so you will need to do some measuring. From that point 4 inches forward of axle center, measure to the rear corner of your flat bed. Then you will need to measure from the center of...
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  • Head Tilt Angle for Pro Series 16K 5th Wheel Hitch PS30855
  • Both the 16K Reese 5th wheel hitch # RP30047 and the sister-brand Pro Series' 16K hitch model # PS30855 are industry-standard types that will fit into any brand of standard 5th wheel base rail. The Pro Series hitch head has a fore-to-aft tilt range of approximately +/- 20-degrees.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • To determine the maximum trailer weight you can tow with your 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 you will need to find both the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR). The GCWR and GVWR figures can be found on the information tag located inside the drivers door jamb. If you subtract the GVWR from the GCWR, that will give you the maximum Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) you can safely tow. This is the only true way to determine the towing capacity of your vehicle as online figures...
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  • Can Demco Recon Fifth Wheel Hitch Be Used with Reese Revolution Pin Box
  • The Demco Recon Part # DM8550043 can be used with the Reese Revolution/Sidewinder pin boxes as long as you use the correct wedge part # SWW-05. We only have it in the 21k version like this though.
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  • Parts Needed to Install 22k Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • If you had a fifth wheel rail kit installed in the bed of your 2006 Chevy Silverado like the part # RP50064-58 the Reese fifth wheel hitch part # RP30033 that you referenced would fit and work well. The rail kit I mentioned is a custom fit kit which means it would install in about half the time as a universal kit like part # RP30035 and will minimize drilling
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  • Comparing Demco Hijacker and Pullrite Superglide Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500
  • The things that the 18K Demco Hijacker # DM8550034 and the 18K SuperGlide have in common are that they both offer 14" of travel, they are both automatic sliding 5th wheel hitches, have 2-point pivoting hitch heads, are compatible with industry standard base rails, and they are both rated to tow up to an 18K trailer. Both 5th wheel hitches come with a 5-year limited warranty as well. Although they both have the single-jaw system to lock the king pin into place, the SuperGlide hugs it...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Factory Rail Kit
  • For a slider hitch confirmed to fit the factory rail kit of your 2017 Ford F-250 short bed we have a few optoins. My favorite is the Demco Hijacker AutoSlider part # DM8550024 as it will automatically slide as you make tight turns. This allows you to not have to remember to have to slide it back or forward ever. Which is especially nice in inclement weather. The other very popular option we have is the B and W Companion slider part # BWRVK3370. It's not an auto slider but the B and W...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch That Fits Rails in 2008 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • The current Reese Elite Series of fifth wheel hitch is designed to fit in the puck system of Ford trucks and would not fit the industry standard above-bed rails such as # RP30035 that are likely in your 2008 Silverado. However, if yours is different then it will likely fit in the standard rail system; if you let me know your model I would be able to tell you if it would fit. A great hitch that will fit those is the Reese Titan # RP30867, which has a 20,000 lb capacity, uses a cast dual-jaw...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2015 Chevy Silverado and Revolution King Pin
  • The only under bed system available for your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the Demco Hijacker # DM8550041 along with the Underbed Rail Kit # DM8551008. This particular hitch is not compatible with the Revolution king pin on your trailer. I instead recommend looking at the Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30867, along with the Quick-Install Custom Base Rails # RP50064-58. This is an excellent hitch that features a cast dual-jaw that will provide great jaw-to-king-pin contact...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-250 with Factory Rail Kit and Short Bed
  • For a fifth wheel hitch that will mount directly to the factory pucks on your 2017 Ford F-250, I highly recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550024. This is an excellent hitch that, like your SuperGlide, will automatically slide when you turn to give you an additional 14 inches of clearance. It also features a wraparound, single-piece jaw to provide an excellent connection to the trailer king pin and a towing weight capacity of 18,000 pounds. It has 3 height settings (15-1/2 inches,...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2011 Ford F-250/350 with Short Bed
  • We do not currently carry PullRite products, so I am not too familiar with their hitches, but according to my research it looks like the SuperGlide has a single height setting of 18-1/2 inches. If your 2011 Ford F-250/350 has a 6-3/4 foot bed without the factory rail kit, I instead recommend looking at the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 along with the Custom Installation Kit and Base Rails # DM8552000-71. Like the PullRite model, this hitch will slide automatically to give you...
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  • Determining Cab Clearance Needed when Towing Trailer with 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed
  • The formula for determining your cab clearance while making a turn is as follows: (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from the fifth wheel jaw center to the truck cab B = Offset used (slider clearance or Sidewinder offset) C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2. You are using the correct measurements on your truck and trailer, but just in the reverse order on the formula. If we subtract your trailer nose dimension of 47 inches (C) from your truck cab dimension of 37...
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  • What Does Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 Weigh
  • The total weight of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 that you referenced is 289 lbs. It comes apart in a few pieces pretty easily to make assembly and disassembly easier.
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  • Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2017 Ram 2500 with 8 Foot Bed
  • I have the perfect option for your 2017 Ram 2500 with an 8' bed. I recommend using the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System part # AM3200. The Anderson hitch comes with an adapter that converts the kingpin on your trailer for use with a gooseneck hitch ball which is what the Anderson hitch has. A gooseneck hitch ball has a greater swivel radius than standard 5th wheel hitches. The hitch also only weighs around 55 lbs which will be loads easier to remove in comparison...
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  • Cost Effective 5th Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit for a 1999 Ford F-250
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese regarding your Reese 30004 5th wheel hitch and they stated that this is an older model that used unique base rails specific to the hitch. Unfortunately, this particular unit is not compatible with industry-standard, above-bed base rails and the specific rails it needs are no longer available. Therefore, the only option I have for you to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 1999 Ford F-250 would involve purchasing a new 5th wheel hitch and base rail kit....
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Towing 25,000 Pound Trailer with 2011 Ram 5500
  • For your 2011 Ram 5500, I recommend going with the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30054. This is the best fifth wheel option we have available for your Ram 5500 cab and chassis and it is designed to be bolted or welded directly to the vehicle's frame, without the need of standard base rails. This low-profile hitch can be adjusted between 9-1/2 inches and 12-1/2 inches in height and features a 30,000 pound towing weight capacity. This will give you a larger safety margin...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2015 Ram 2500 with Ram Boxes
  • Even though your 2015 Ram 2500 has the Ram Box feature you will still be able to tow your Keystone Carbon 357 5th wheel trailer with the right equipment. You will need an installation kit for a 5th wheel hitch, the 5th wheel hitch itself, and a Sidewinder pin box (unless the trailer has a Revolution pin box). Because a Sidewinder is specific to the trailer we will look at those first. The Sidewinder will replace the pin box on the trailer. What it does is prevent the trailer from...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • From your picture I can tell your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 is a short bed so you'll need a slider hitch to allow you the clearance needed to make tight turns. Since car haulers can be pretty heavy you'll want a higher rated hitch like the Curt Q25 part # C16566 which has a 25k capacity. For a rail kit to install in the bed of your truck you'll want a custom install kit like the part # C16420-204 which will install in less time than a universal kit and will minimize drilling. For a 7-way...
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  • Height Dimensions of 18K Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch on 2017 Ford F-250 with 5th Wheel Package
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 18K # DM8550024 has 3 hitch height options from the floor of the truck bed to the hitch plate. The low position measures 15-1/2 inches, the mid position is 16-3/4 inches, and the high position is 18-1/4 inches. I've attached a photo to assist. For easy connection and a clean look, I recommend the Demco 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Plug # DM8555002 to add...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Towing Kit Needed for a 2017 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • Although autosliding 5th wheel hitches, like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 that you referenced, are a great option to use for a short bed truck, since your 2017 Ford F-150 has a 5-1/2 foot bed a sliding or autosliding hitch will not provide enough turning clearance for tight turns. We do have a solution for you though! To allow you to make up to 90 degree turns with your short bed F-150 you will want to change out your current pin box to a Sidewinder. A Sidewinder pin box,...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Chevy Silverado with 5-3/4 Foot Bed
  • Trucks with beds that are shorter than 6 feet require a slider hitch with more travel than the B and W Patriot part # BWRVK3270 that you referenced which has 12 inches of travel. Instead you'd want the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 13k part # DM8550040 which can slide 22-1/2 inches and can fit standard industry fifth wheel rails.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Towing Package for a 2016 Toyota Tundra
  • In order to determine the maximum towing capacity of your 2016 Toyota Tundra you will need to find both the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). These ratings will be located on the information tag placed inside the driver's door jamb. If you subtract the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) from the (GCWR), that will give you the maximum Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) you can safely tow. From my research, the most well equipped Tundra has a maximum towing capacity...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed
  • We can help you with a 5th wheel base rail kit for your long-bed GMC Sierra 3500 so you can install your Reese 15K hitch. Since above-bed base rails are standardized I suggest the lowest cost option, Curt kit # C16411-204, which is custom fit for your truck. This means less drilling and easier installation. I linked the install instructions as well as a video showing this kit installed in your same truck. All install kits for your truck including Reese products are shown on the linked...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The best slider fifth wheel hitch we offer for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the factory rail kit is the B and W Companion slider part # BWRVK3770. Reese does not have a slider for the GM truck rail kits at this time. The Companion hitch is considered by most to be the best fifth wheel hitch on the market. We recommend it highly because of that and our own experience with it's durable and reliable design.
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  • Can the Anderson Ultimate # AM3200 be Used with a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 with Factory Prep Package
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection # AM3200 can be utilized with the factory prep package on your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 with an adapter. If you have the short bed you will need the Demco Adapter # DM6194, but if you have the long bed you will want the Adapter # DM6206 instead. Please keep in mind that we do recommend going with a sliding 5th wheel hitch for beds shorter than 8 feet to avoid trailer-to-cab contact when taking tight turns. The Anderson does provide 9 inches of offset but...
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  • Can a Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used on 2013 Ford F-150 With 5-1/2 Foot Bed?
  • In order for you to use a fifth wheel hitch with the 5-1/2 foot bed on your 2013 Ford F-150 you need to use a Sidewinder, which will give you 22 inches of additional clearance and replaces the pin box on your trailer. For example, Sidewinder # RP61420 is designed to replace pin boxes Fabex 663 and 665, Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD as well as M&M 663 and 665. The model number of your pin box will generally be located on a sticker somewhere on the pin box itself. To determine if you...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Towing a GVWR 16,250 lb Trailer with a 2006 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • Typically we recommend going with a 5th wheel hitch that is rated for about 2,000 lbs more than what the GVWR of your trailer is. That way if you were to totally max out the weight of your trailer your hitch isn't maxed out as well. Since your 2006 Ram 3500 is a short bed you will want to look into getting a sliding 5th wheel hitch to avoid trailer-to-cab contact when taking sharp turns. The best option for you to go with would be the Demco Hijacker Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch. This...
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  • Recommended Installation of B&W Companion 3600 for OEM Ram Towing Prep for Multiple Trailers
  • For your Ram 3500 and B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600 you have a few options. My recommendation because you will be towing multiple trailers is to install it slightly to the cab side of the axle and on the 18 inch height setting. This will give you the best option for the majority of trailers to be compatible. I also recommend adding a 7-way wiring connection to the bed of your truck using the Pollak 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector with 7-Pole...
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  • Differences Between Curt Q and A Series Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • The A series of Curt 5th wheel trailer hitches, such as # C16120, is the newest version and is replacing the Q series. The A series jaws overlap whereas the Q series butt up against each other more than overlap. And the bearing and shaft that the head pivots on is different between the 2. They do look very similar, in fact the specs and design are identical like you said, but you can think of the A series as the new and improved version of the Q series. The Q20 features the 360-degree...
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  • Fixed Fifth Wheel Hitch That Fits in Puck System of 2017 Ford F-250
  • There absolutely is a 16K fixed fifth wheel you can use with your Sidewinder that will fit in the factory puck system of your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty. I recommend the Curt A16 # C16520-16017 which is rated for 16,000 lbs and has a 4 inch height adjustment which adjusts between 13 inches and 17 inches. It also features a handy 3-point color coded indicator system so you can easily tell when you are ready to couple, tow, and uncouple. The A16 also uses an interlocking 2-jaw system for...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2018 Ford F-450 with Factory Rail Kit
  • First and foremost, I want to sincerely thank you for your service. If your 2018 Ford F-450 features the factory rail kit in the truck bed, I highly recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16545-16017. This is a fantastic hitch that will mount directly to the factory pucks in your truck bed and provide you with a 24,000 pound towing weight capacity. This is an extremely well-built and durable unit that features a 2-jaw locking system for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and...
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  • Can You Upgrade Fifth Wheel From Husky 16K to 26K With Only the Replacement Head Unit?
  • In order to upgrade from a Husky 16K fifth wheel such as # HT31326-31314 to a 26K version you would need to replace both the head unit and legs. The Husky 26K fixed fifth wheel is # HT31318-31325 while the sliding version is # HT31318-32042. Each of these hitches will mount on industry-standard above-bed base rails, which is also what the 16K version fits in. I've added a link to video reviews of both 26K hitches for you to take a look at.
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  • Compatibility of Demco Hijacker AutoSlide with GMC Factory Rail Adapter for 2018 GMC 2500 HD
  • The Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Chevy/GMC OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 6-1/2' Bed - 21K # DM6194 is a confirmed fit for your truck and will allow you to use an autoslide hitch like # DM8550034. If you friend has the # DM8550022, then you would also need the Replacement Side Plates for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Above Bed Mount # DM6003 to make the hitch and the adapter compatible. I also recommend the Demco 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500 Bighorn Diesel 6.7L
  • 5th Wheel hitch options for your 2016 Ram 2500 diesel will depend on how the truck was equipped from the factory. Page 693 of the online owner's manual notes the 5th wheel towing capacity is 25,000-lbs, plenty for a 16K trailer as well as a good safety margin. Long bed trucks are generally better for 5th wheel towing and will allow use of a standard fixed type hitch like the superb B&W 25K-rated Companion # BWRVK3600 while short beds will need a slider type hitch like their 20K Companion...
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  • Replacement Inverted 5th Wheel Components for 1982 Holiday Rambler 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The hitch style is called an inverted 5th wheel hitch. We have only a few like the Inverted Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, Single Pivot # FW0001 to go with the Atwood Retractable King Pin for Trailers w Inverted 5th Wheel Hitches - Truck Bed Mount - 32,000 lbs # AT75133. Although this style isn't as common, they are still able to be used if they continue to function correctly. There just aren't as many options for cushion and connection.
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  • Fifth Wheel Recommendation for use With 5th Airborne Sidewinder Pin Box
  • For a short-bed truck like your 2016 Ford F-150, the best option for a fifth wheel that is both compatible with a 5th Airborne Sidewinder and is lightweight is, indeed, the Demco Recon # DM8550043, which you could install with base rails # # RP50087-58. The only thing you would need to do is use Custom Wedge # SWW-05 along with the Recon. At 100 lbs it is very light for a fifth wheel hitch but still has a capacity of 21,000 lbs. I've added a link to a video review of this hitch for you...
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  • Will 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 Prep Package with 8 foot Bed with 6-1/2 foot Bed as Well
  • The footprint for the factory prep package on the 2017 Ram with a 6-1/2 foot or 8 foot bed is the same. The reason why we have the sliding 5th wheel hitches listed for the short bed version is because with a standard pin box (which most people have) you will want to use a sliding version to avoid hitting your cab with your trailer. The 8 foot bed doesn't have the same clearance issues hence the stationary 5th wheel hitch options. I believe that the pin box you are talking about is the...
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  • Comparing B&W Companion and Demco Hijacker for 2017 Ford F-450 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3300 and the Demco Hijacker UMS # DM8550033, both of which are confirmed to fit the factory rail kit on your 2017 Ford F-450, are a couple of the best hitches currently on the market. You honestly would not go wrong with either option. Between the two models, I give a slight edge to the B&W Companion # BWRVK3300. B&W hitches are widely considered to be the most reliable hitches available. This hitch features 1 inch thick dual jaws (compared...
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  • Auto-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing Keystone Raptor 355TS
  • If your 2017 Ford F-350 short bed has the factory 5th wheel rail kit you can use the 21K Demco Hijacker autoslide hitch # DM8550038 which will drop right into the factory pucks and provide 14-inches of slider travel automatically when you make a sharp turn. For a manual slider that will also fit the Ford factory rail kit the 20K B&W Companion Slider hitch # BWRVK3370 offers 12-inches of slider travel and among the best build quality of any 5th wheels. The Companion features a fully-articulating...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch With Underbed Install Kit for 2008 Nissan Titan
  • There is an option for you to have an underbed install for your 2008 Nissan Titan, but the Demco Hijacker # DM8550034 uses Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552021-71. The only underbed mount for your Titan would be the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1208-5W for the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W. The B&W underbed rails double as a gooseneck, and the Companion is considered by many to be the highest-quality fifth wheel hitch available. With nearly 400 reviews...
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  • Are B&W Companion Hitch Heads Interchangeable?
  • Yes, in this case, the top portion (hitch head) of the # BWRVK3500 will work on the hitch base of # BWRVK3600 to work for your 2016 Ram 3500. Also the # BWRVK3600 that you need, is the model that fits into the factory puck system of Ram trucks, your old model # BWRVK3500, does not fit into the pucks on your truck bed. So to complete the process of taking the hitch off the old model and use it in your new truck, you need the Replacement Base for B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch...
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  • Which B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Fits 2016 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2016 Ram 3500 with the factory fifth wheel rail kit in the bed of the truck. The B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 is a confirmed fit and would work well. Now since you have the # BWRVK3500 already what you can do is remove the head of that hitch and install it on the base assembly part # BWRVB3600 and you essentially will have a # BWRVK3600.
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • For a perfect fit in your 2018 Ram 3500 with factory rails, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3670. This slider is an easy fit designed specifically for your truck. This hitch is made in the USA and has 12 inches of travel front to back. There are other 5th wheel hitches that will work but they require an adapter. For an auto sliding option, you can use the rail adapter # DM6099 and then hitch...
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  • Comparing the Curt Q20 and Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches for Differences
  • I measured the jaws and on both the Q25 # C16265 and the Q20 # C16130 the thickness of both is 1/2 inch. The differences are most obvious in the vertical load limit and the gross towing weight ratings. I reached out to my contact at Curt and the jaws are identical so the differences are in other metals being a slightly thicker gauge and the leg design. My contact said they are basically the same in the hitch head except for the slightly thicker gauge metal on the Q25 head.
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with 2002 Toyota Tundra V8 SR5 with 6 Foot Bed
  • For your 2002 Toyota Tundra V8 SR5 with 6 foot bed, I recommend the B&W 5th Wheel Installation Kit with Spacers for Toyota Tundra # BWRVR3206-00. Then for a hitch to go with the bed rails, I recommend the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs # BWRVK3270. This combination is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and will give you 12 inches of travel for additional turning clearance. This will give you a manual slider to protect your truck cab. If you want...
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  • Does Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch Include Everything Needed to Install on 2018 GMC Sierra 3500?
  • The Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16545-16025 does include the hitch and the legs, which is everything you need to install it in the bed of your 2018 GMC Denali 3500 with the factory prep package. No other parts or accessories are needed, though I do recommend using the 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness # 50-97-410 for use with your factory 7-way. I've added links to video reviews of both parts for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Can Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used in Long Bed Truck
  • Slider hitches can work just fine in a long bed but they are typically not needed so they aren't the recommended hitch. Since you mentioned having an above the rails toolbox though I have to mention that you can't tow the trailer with the hitch slid back all the time as it sounds like you may be looking for a way to clear the tool box. Regardless of bed length you have to have the hitch slid forward all the time when going faster than parking lot speeds. Otherwise you'd have diminish front...
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  • Will a Sidewinder 5th Wheel Pin Box work with a B&W Patriot Hitch?
  • Yes, the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3200 and # BWRVK3255 will work with the Reese Sidewinder. However, the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # RVK3270 is not compatible.
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  • Differences Between the Curt A25 and Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ram 3500
  • The Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16046 and the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16049 are both a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ram 3500. The Curt A25 hitch is the newer version of the Curt Q25 hitch which features a stronger head unit made of a more durable material in addition to an easier removal process. The Q25 requires two pins to be pulled in order to remove the head from the legs whereas the A25 only requires one pin to be removed to separate the head from the legs....
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  • Recommended Base Rails and Andersen Hitch for 2002 Chevy Avalanche Z71 1500
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs # AM3200 can work with any standard 5th wheel base rails. There is not a custom fit for your 2002 Chevy Avalanche, so you would need to use the universal base rails # RP30035. You will want to pay attention to your maximum towing capacity and your payload capacity as you will be close to your vehicle limits with this combination prior to loading your trailer. Any hitch other than this lightweight...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2005 Ford F-350
  • For your 2005 Ford F-350 I strongly recommend the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500-5W, which you would mount with the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion # BWGNRK1108-5W, which also doubles as a gooseneck hitch, giving you the best of both worlds. The Companion is considered by many to be the highest-quality fifth wheel hitch available. With nearly 400 reviews from customers who have purchased it, the Companion has gotten a nearly unanimous 5-star rating. It features dual jaws...
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  • Is Demco Hijacker Autoslide Compatible with MOR/ryde Pin Box
  • Yes, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550041 referenced in your question is compatible with the MOR/ryde pin boxes. You will just need to add the Locking Plate # DM6025. This locking plate is designed specifically for the MOR/ryde pin box and will bolt to it in order to prevent the king pin from rotating inside the Demco Hijacker. All of the necessary hardware is included. I have attached the installation instructions on this product that you can also take a look at.
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  • Need Access to Truck Bed When Im Not Towing which is better Gooseneck or 5th Wheel?
  • Gooseneck trailers are primarily commercially used, while 5th Wheels are primarily used recreationally. Goosenecks come in a variety of styles, some hitch balls are fixed, while others are detachable so you can remove from the bed or change it the ball out to a different size. We even have gooseneck balls that fold down into the bed of the truck, to provide more clearance when the gooseneck is not in use. In some states passengers are not allowed to ride in the trailer if being towed by...
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  • Can Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used on Long Bed Truck?
  • Hello! Yes, you will be able to use your Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 hitch with a long bed truck. Normally fixed fifth wheels are used with long beds but a sliding fifth wheel will be perfectly fine.
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  • Is Andersen Fifth Wheel Compatible With Reese Revolution or Reese Sidewinder?
  • The Andersen Fifth Wheel is not compatible with a Reese Revolution, which is the OEM version of a Reese Sidewinder such as # RP61420. Instead, you will need a fixed fifth wheel such as the Reese # RP30047, which uses Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50066-58 to fit in your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 if you do not have the factory prep package. I've added links to video reviews for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Recommendation For Hitch For Pulling 38 Foot Forest River Sabre With 2017 Ford F250 Super Duty
  • I did some research on your new fifth wheel Forest River Sabre and based on the information you sent it sounds like you have a maximum weight capacity of 16,000-lbs when fully loaded. If you have not purchased your truck yet, I suggest making sure it comes with a factory 7-way connector and consider the factory rail kit. A Sidewinder moves the pivot point back 22 inches by pivoting where it connects to the trailer instead of where the king pin is connected to the hitch. This provides...
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  • Are Safety Chains Required when Towing a Trailer with the B&W Companion OEM Hitch # BWRVK3600
  • If you have the Factory Prep Package on your 2018 Ram 3500 then the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 that you referenced is compatible. The only way to know if it can handle the weight of your trailer with 3 cars is if you know the weight of your trailer plus the 3 cars and it doesn't exceed 25,000 lbs. When you are 5th wheel towing safety chains are not required since the hitch is secured at multiple points and the king pin is locked in the jaws of the hitch. If you...
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  • Does Latch Handle on B&W Companion Extend Further Than Base?
  • I spoke with a representative of B&W, who told me that the latch handle on the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 will not extend past the base of the hitch regardless of if the handle is in the open or closed position. This means you will not have any difficulties with interference from the fuel tank in front of the hitch. You have made a very smart choice taking a look at the Companion. It is considered by many to be the highest-quality fifth wheel hitch available. With nearly 400 reviews from...
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt A16 and Custom Fifth Wheel Base Rails on 2018 Ram 2500
  • The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider # C16521, along with the Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16427-204 that is confirmed to fit your 2018 Ram 2500, is an excellent system and a great choice for towing your fifth-wheel trailer. I have attached the complete written installation instructions for these base rails and this hitch on your truck. The custom brackets that are included will use existing holes in your Ram's frame that will eliminate drilling and greatly reduce...
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  • Will Curt Above Bed Rail Kit Work With Demco Hijacker on 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty?
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 will fit on all industry-standard, above-bed base rails, including the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford # C16424-204. So the Demco hitch and Curt rails will make for a great combination on your 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty. I've added links to video reviews of both products for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch and Base Rails for 1995 GMC C/K Series Truck
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese regarding your used model 30004 fifth-wheel hitch that you recently purchased. He stated that this is an older model that used unique base rails specific to the hitch. Unfortunately, this particular unit is not compatible with industry-standard, above-bed base rails and the specific rails it needs are no longer available. For a compatible hitch and rail kit for your 1995 GMC C/K Series truck, I recommend looking at the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30047...
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  • Does Demco HiJacker Auto-Slide 5th Wheel Hitch DM8550034 Have Double-Pivoting Head
  • The Demco 18K Hijacker Autoslide 5th wheel hitch # DM8550034 has a double-pivoting head that makes for easier hitching on uneven ground. You can hitch at up to a 15-degree angle. In a 2016 Ram 2500 short-bed with the Ram factory rail kit this hitch will install using under-bed adapter # DM6099. We also have 5th wheel slider hitches that can drop directly into the factory pucks in the bed, without need for any adapter, such as the outstanding B&W 20K Companion Slider hitch # BWRVK3670....
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  • IS the Curt A16 # C16520-16026 Compatible with the Lippert Turning Point Swivel Pin Box
  • I spoke with my contacts both at Curt and at Lippert who confirmed that the Curt A16 # C16520-16026 that you referenced is compatible with the Lippert Turning Point Swivel Pin Box that you have on your trailer. You will simply need to use the wedge that is included with the pin box. There is a short end and long end on the wedge so you will just need to orient it so that it fits with the Curt hitch head. The prep package on your 2017 Nissan Titan XD has the same mounting points whether...
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  • Availability of Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch that Fits 2017 Ford Super Duty Rail Kit
  • Demco makes a version of their Hijacker Autoslide hitch that fits the factory fifth wheel rail kit of your 2017 Ford Superduty. For that you'd want the # DM8550024 for an 18k hitch or part # DM8550038 for a 21k hitch. These were specifically designed for the height range of most fifth wheel trailers so in that regard they would work well too.
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  • Compatibility of the Curt A16 Slider # C16521 with the Reese Kit # RP50081-58
  • The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider # C16521 that you referenced is compatible with industry standard base rails so it will work with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50081-58 that you asked about. Please note that the base rails and kit are only compatible with a 2004-2014 F-150. I have attached an installation video on a 2014 F-150 for you to check out if this is the case. If you have a different vehicle just let me know the year/make/model...
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  • Under-bed Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch RP30144 in 2014 Ford F-350
  • Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30144 is designed to install in the OEM puck system in Ford trucks. Reese does not offer a conversion kit to allow installation of this hitch in a truck that has industry-standard above-bed rails. I confirmed with my technical contact there. You will need either a different hitch made for industry-standard base rails or an under-bed install kit for the new truck. The under-bed rail kit that will allow you to use your hitch # RP30144 in the 2014...
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  • Will the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System work with a MOR/ryde Pin Box
  • The MOR/ryde pin box you have on your trailer now is compatible with the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter part # AM3200 and will not need to be changed out. The rotating pin boxes that this hitch is not compatible with refers to the Sidewinder or Revolution king pin boxes. The Andersen Ultimate Connection is one of the lightest hitches on the market weighing in at only 55 lbs which makes removing and setting up the hitch very easy. It has a 20,000...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch to Tow a 2005 Keystone Cougar with a 2009 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • I wasn't able to determine the exact weight of the 2005 Keystone Cougar 296 model but from my research I'm fairly sure it's in the 12,000 pound range GVWR. With a short bed truck, like your 2009 Ford F-250 you need a sliding fifth wheel hitch in order to provide room for turning clearance. You asked for the best and the best sliding hitch is the Demco Hijaker Autoslide, part # DM8550034. It's top of line becuase of the auto sliding feature. You don't have to get out of your truck...
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  • Rubber Pads Under R20 Slider to Reduce Noise and Resist Movement
  • The Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel # C16550 utilizes the Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16023 to fit into your factory pucks. What you are referring to is the adjustment that needs to be made with the adapter. The installation instructions are attached that on page 3 walk you step by step through the adjustments. The puck system does not require any trim removal for this installation. As...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Flatbed GMC Truck
  • For your GMC Topkick flatbed, I recommend the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 30,000 lbs # RP30054. This 5th wheel hitch is designed for flat bed applications and will require welding a plate as well as bolting the hitch into place. Another option is to use the Demco Hijacker SL part # DM6076SL-FLAT which is also designed for flat bed configurations. For rails you will need the # DM6012. The installation of these rails will have to be a custom install done by...
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  • Recommendation for Shorter 5th Wheel Hitch to Tow Trailer Level with 2004 Nissan Titan
  • Before looking at a new fifth wheel hitch for your Nissan Titan, I first recommend taking a look at the height setting on your existing Curt A16 # C16521. This particular hitch can be adjusted from 17-1/2 inches to 21-1/2 inches in height. Make sure it is at its lowest possible height setting. You will want to have at least 4 to 6 inches of clearance between the bed rails on your truck and the trailer overhang. If it is as low as it can go and you cannot tow your trailer level, I recommend...
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  • Compatibility of the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Part # C16064
  • The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16064 is designed to work with the factory 5th wheel towing prep packages on Chevy and GMC trucks. If your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 came with the factory prep package then yes this hitch will work for you. If you instead have the Reese Elite Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit part # RP30868 installed then the above 5th wheel hitch will not work for you. In order to use a Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch like part # C16140 in your truck with the...
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Options for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
  • A sliding hitch is necessary for a short bed truck to give you the turning clearance you need so your trailer doesn't make contact with the cab of your truck. Although the B&W Companion Slider # BWRVK3400-5W is the best option, you are correct that you do have other options for sliders. The biggest issue is that you can't have 5th wheel rails and your gooseneck installed at the same time due to the mounting locations, so an adapter is needed. You have a couple options to get the rails...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500
  • We do have a large selection of great fifth wheel hitches that will work well on your 2018 Ram 3500 to tow your DRV Mobile Suite trailer. If your Ram does not have the factory rail kit and has a 6-1/2 foot bed, I recommend a sliding hitch like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550037. This is an excellent hitch that will actually slide automatically as you drive to give you 14 inches of additional clearance for tight turns with your short bed truck. It has a 21,000 pound gross towing...
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  • Recommended Ford Truck and Hitch to Pull 5th Wheel Toy Hauler Weighing 25,000 lbs
  • To pull the 4213 Jayco Seismic Toy Hauler, I recommend the 2018 Ford F-350 Dually with 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel with 3.55 or 4.10 axle ratio. You will need the 8 foot box and can use 2 or 4WD with any of the cab packages. Your other option is the 2018 Ford F-450 Crew Cab with 8 foot box dually with 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel with 4.30 axle ratio. You can use either 2 or 4WD. This information is according to the 2018 Ford Towing Guide. I recommend getting the factory tow package and...
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  • Determining if 2017 Ford F-350 with 6 Inch Lift and 37 Inch Tires can Tow 5th Wheel Trailer
  • There is not a specific height that a truck needs to be in order to tow a fifth wheel trailer level. This will simply depend on the height of the trailer you are planning to tow. With that being said, the 6 inch lift on your 2017 Ford F-350 along with its 37 inch tires might be cutting it pretty close and you might have trouble keeping everything level on your towing setup. What I recommend doing is taking two simple measurements. First, take a measurement from the ground to the bottom...
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  • What is Fifth Wheel Towing Capacity for 2017 RAM 2500 Mega Cab 4x4
  • Figuring out the towing capacity of a truck can be a bit confusing. But when Ram set the towing capacity of your truck at either 16,100 lbs for the manual transmission or 17,170 lbs for auto they took into account all of the weight factors like payload. So since the SandPiper 372 LOK, weighs 12,962 dry and has a GVRW of 15,500 you would be fine. Lets say you have a short bed truck with the factory rail kit. The hitch you'd want is the part # BWRVK3670 which will fit the rails and...
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  • Weight Difference Between B and W Companion Slider for Ford Trucks and Patriot Slider Hitch
  • The B and W Companion Slider hitch for Ford Factory rail kits part # BWRVK3370 weighs 266 lbs. The Patriot Slider hitch part # BWRVK3270 weighs 221 lbs. Which if you wanted to use this on a Ford truck with a factory rail kit you'd have to also use the adapter part # RP30156 which weighs 55 lbs.
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  • How Much Does the 18K Demco Hijacker Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550022 Weigh
  • If your 2013 Ford F-250/F-350 has the 6-3/4 bed you can use the Underbed Rail and Installation Kit # DM8551000 so that you can use the 18K Demco Hijacker Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550022 that you referenced. The Demco Hijacker # DM8550022 weighs about 280 lbs. The head can be removed (which weighs about 62 lbs) to help make lifting the hitch a little easier though. If you have a standard Lippert 1621 pin box then no plate is needed for hooking up your trailer. The capture brackets...
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  • Recommended Hitch Height for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with Ram Towing Package Rails for 2017 Ram 3500
  • The Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # C16046 has the ability to adjust from 14 to 18 inches. Since you do not yet have your RV, I recommend setting the height to the 17 inch location because this is what many users will end up with based on the bed height. I can't confirm that it will be the correct height for the pin box that you end up getting on your RV, but it likely that you won't need to adjust it for most pin boxes with your...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Chevy 2500 Silverado with Short Bed and Factory Pucks
  • For your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the factory pucks, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3770 for your short bed. This is rated higher than the 16K you needed as a minimum and is able to be installed in two pieces. It is one of our most popular sliding hitches for the factory rail kit/puck system. Another option I recommend is the Curt A16 5th Wheel Slider # C16521 along with the specific adapter...
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  • Will B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W Fit the Factory Rail Kit on a 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W that you already have is only compatible with a B&W Gooseneck hitch like part # BWGNRK1016 for your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Since you already have the factory rail kit already installed on your Silverado the B&W Companion you will need is part # BWRVK3770 for a 6-1/2 foot bed, or part # BWRVK3700 for an 8 foot bed. Even though the head unit, part # BWRVC3006, is the same for your current Companion and either of these options, it would be easier...
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  • Will B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3300 Fit Reese Under-Bed Rail Kit # RP30073
  • I have good news. We have actually confirmed that the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP30073 that you have installed on your Ford F-250 features mounting puck dimensions that match up to the B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3300. This will work great and mount directly to the underbed kit you already have installed. The B&W Companion has 1 inch thick dual jaws that will provide an excellent connection with the trailer and a 20,000 pound gross towing weight capacity....
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit Long Bed
  • The best fifth wheel hitch we offer for your 2018 Ram 3500 long bed with the factory rail kit is the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3700. This fits your rail kit directly, is very reliable and easy to install and use, plus comes apart in a few sections to make install and removal very easy.
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  • Why is Long 2018 Bed Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit Preferred Over Short Bed
  • The biggest reason you want a long bed truck over a short bed truck when you are fifth wheel towing is turning clearance. With a long bed truck you don't have to worry about the truck cab coming into contact with the trailer overhang around tight turns. With a short bed truck you have to go with a slider hitch which means one extra step everytime you need to get into or out of a parking lot. Slider hitches are also heavier and have more moving parts so in general they create a bit more...
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  • Solution for Fifth Wheel Trailer Towing with 2016 Ram 2500 with Ramboxes
  • Sounds like you are talking about the Rambox toolboxes that are built into the bed rails of the newer Ram trucks. These make the truck bed a bit narrower so fifth wheel towing gets interesting. We do have a solution though that will work great. The only way to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a vehicle that has a Rambox is to use a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer. You should note that Sidewinder has not tested this, but we know from our customers who have tried this setup that the Sidewinder...
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  • Parts Needed To Use an Old 5th Wheel Hitch and Base Rails on a New 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
  • The pre-drilled holes in the bed of your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 will not line up with the holes needed to reinstall your Reese base rails. Unfortunately, the aftermarket base rail installation kits have been carried over from previous year trucks and do not line up with the manufacturers new pre-drilled mounting holes. In order to install the Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider part # RP30870 in your truck with your existing base rails, you will need new...
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  • Can the Titan 20K 5th Wheel Hitch be Used to Back a Trailer up on a 7 Degree Incline
  • I spoke to my contact at Reese about the Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30867 and they informed me that the 4-way pivoting head on the hitch will have no problem with your 7 degree incline. The hitch head will remain level with the trailer to a reasonable extent which will make hitching and unhitching the trailer very easy. There is also an indicator on the hitch that lets you determine at a glance whether or not the kingpin is fully engaged in the jaw. I have attached...
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  • Differences Between Curt Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2018 Ram 2500
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 we have the # C16520-16021 which is the Curt A16 hitch and the # C16530-16021 which is the Q20. Aside from the weight capacity differences the A series of hitches has a upgraded head and jaw design that's a bit more robust. So for the A20 that fits your truck instead you'd want the part # C16044. Basically you'd want to determine the weight of the trailer you plan to tow and then get the hitch that best matches the capacity needed. The A Series is the latest and...
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  • What Type of Fifth Wheel Hitch Will Allow Quite a Bit of Movement When Accelerating and Stopping
  • Some hitches have more slack than others. It really depends on the jaw design how much will be there. If it's a slide bar style there's going to be quite a bit like what you mentioned. If there's a double jaw or single hook that wraps around the king pin (and the jaw system hasn't worn out) you should get a very solid connection that would not give you the type of slack or movement you described. I am not totally sure what 20k hitch you have, but the Reese Select Plus 20k part # RP30081...
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  • Weight of Demco Hijacker SL # DM6076SL-16K and Custom Base Rail Kit # DM8553016-12
  • The Demco Hijacker SL Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Travel Adjustment - Single Jaw - 16,000 lbs # DM6076SL-16K weighs 134 lbs and the Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for Demco Hijacker SL Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # DM8553016-12 weighs 134 lbs as well. The good news is the rails don't need to be removed after each trip, but that constant weight will be added to your truck. The total additional weight of this combined system is 268 lbs which isn't too bad for a 5th...
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  • Can Short Bed 2000 Dodge Ram Have Fifth Wheel Hitch Installed?
  • Yes, you can absolutely mount a fifth wheel hitch in the 6-1/2 foot bed of your 2000 Dodge Ram so long as it is a sliding hitch. I recommend taking a look at the Pro Series # PS30857 fifth wheel hitch, which has a towing capacity of 16,000 lbs and a 4-way pivoting head to make hook-up an easier process. The installation rails which fit your Ram are the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30035. I've added links to video reviews for you to take a look at as well as a link...
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  • Should Goose Box or Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used to Pull Triple Axle Toy Hauler?
  • I recommend using a fifth wheel hitch with your 2015 Ford F-350 to pull a fifth wheel trailer because it will give you the most secure connection and you will be using the trailer as it was initially designed instead of adapting it to fit. And some trailer frame manufacturers may also void the warranty when using an adapter, though it should be noted that the Goose Box has been approved for use by Lippert Components so it will not void the warranty on their frames. You did not mention...
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