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  • Can a B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Be Used with a Rubber Bed Mat
  • You will have no problems using the B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package part # BWRVK3300 in the bed of your truck with a rubber bed mat installed. However, in addtion to trimming the pucks I would also recommend trimming the bed mat where the legs of the hitch sit as you can see in the attached photo.
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  • Will a Reese 12K 5th Wheel Hitch Fit a 2012 Toyota Tundra with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I do have options for your 2012 Toyota Tundra but the Reese 12K 5th Wheel Hitch was discounted in 1990 and will not work with any of the installation kits we have for your truck (including part # RP30035) as they did not use the industry standard rails (ISR). Instead, I recommend taking a look at the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # PS30094 which is a very well made, cost effective option for you. It mounts to bed of your truck with a set of industry standard base rails (ISR) like...
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  • How Do Jaws of Curt Q20 Fifth Open
  • To open the jaws of a Curt Q20 hitch like part # C16130 basically you just pull out on the handle of the hitch like what you see in the 4:45 mark of the demo video I attached below. That's how the jaw opens like when unhitching from a fifth wheel trailer
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  • How to Determine if B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500 will Clear Truck Bed Tool Box
  • From the center of the shank to each end of the base of the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500 is 18 inches. That means you would need to measure 18 inches from the center of where the gooseneck ball would be of the Turnoverball hitch you have installed in the bed of your truck to determine if you have clearance. If you have only 14-11/16 inches from the center of the hitch ball forward to the tool box then that would not be enough clearance.
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  • Lower Profile Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2010 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • I really wish we had a solution that's going to fit. But any time you lift a truck or go with a taller tire you end up making fifth wheel towing next to impossible. If you go with a lower hitch the bed rails are going to be too close to the overhang of the trailer which will cause clearance issues. Unless the trailer sits unusually tall you're going to want to go back to stock height and tire size. On the shorter side of the hitches we offer we have the slider hitch # PS30857 which is...
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  • Best Slider Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • We have one auto slide fifth wheel hitch with enough clearance to allow your 2018 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot to tow a fifth wheel trailer. For that you'd want the Demco Hijacker 13k part # DM8550040 which can slide 22-1/2 inches back as you make a tight turn. This only fits above bed rails though so for a set of rails confirmed to fit your truck you'd want the part # RP50087-58 which would fit and work well. This is a custom install kit which will minimize drilling and install time over a universal...
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  • Would Moving Companion Hitch Head Forward or Back Help with Bed Rail Clearance
  • Moving the hitch back in the bed of your truck would give you better clearance between the bed rails of the truck and the overhang of the trailer. It might not make a huge difference but it would help slightly. If you could raise the hitch height slightly while still allowing the trailer to sit level that would also help quite a bit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-250 Diesel
  • For your 2008 Ford F-250 diesel I really like the B and W Companion hitches like the part # BWRVK3400 for a slider hitch for if you have a short bed truck and part # BWRVK3500 for if you have a long bed truck and don't need a slider hitch. For a rail kit then you'd want the # BWGNRK1108-5W which is a confirmed fit and would work well. What's great about this setup is that when you remove the hitch you'll basically have a totally empty truck bed and then it also doubles as a gooseneck...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2014 Ram 1500 With 57 Bed
  • Il y a un attelage de remorque à sellette Demco que vous pouvez utiliser avec le lit de 5'7 "sur votre Ram 1500 2014, donc vous n'aurez pas à utiliser un Sidewinder, ce qui est normalement ce que vous devriez utiliser avec un lit de moins de 6 ' Le Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550040, que vous monteriez dans votre Ram 14 avec rails de base et le kit d'installation DM8552030-71, est un attelage qui offre un débattement de 22-1/2 "de l'avant à l'arrière et est conçu pour être utilisé sur...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ford F-250 With a Short Bed
  • You are going to need a sliding hitch with the short bed on your 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty, as well as one with height adjustment in order to A) not have your trailer make contact with your truck's cab on tight turns and B) tow level and have the proper clearance over your truck bed's rails. The good news is, with the prep package you will be able to uninstall your old hitch and install a new one fairly easily, and you should also be able to sell your Reese hitch to offset the cost...
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  • Can the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Locked to a 2018 GMC Sierra 3500
  • There isn't a specific lock, or really an easy way, to lock the legs of the Reese M5 hitch # RP30895 to the truck. Your best option would be to use a cable lock such as # CAB-10 to secure the whole hitch to the bed. You might be able to work in a small enough padlock at one of the cam levers at the feet but there won't be a lot of space between the bottoms of those levers and the truck bed.
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  • How to Install the Demco 18K Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2011 GMC Sierra 2500
  • In order to mount the Demco 18K Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550022 in the bed of your 2011 GMC Sierra 2500 you will need to use the Underbed Rail and Installation Kit for Demco Hijacker Hitches part # DM8551002. The Replacement Side Plates for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # DM6004 that you referenced is designed to allow the above bed version of the Demco 18K Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550034 to be used with...
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  • Weight of Sliding 16k Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The shipping weight of the Reese sliding fifth wheel hitch, part # RP30051, is 143 pounds. Take away the shipping materials and it'll be slightly less than that but not much. Right around 140 pounds or so. It can be broken down into separate parts. The head, part # RP58146 weighs just over 50 pounds, the crossmember, part # RP58147, is slightly under 30 pounds, and the sliding base, part # RP30048, is about 60 pounds.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD With Factory Rails
  • We have many hitches that are going to fit; would you abe able to tell me if you have a 6-1/2 foot or 8 foot bed as well as if you are looking for a specific weight capacity?
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  • Recommended Auto Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 GMC Sierra 1500
  • If your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 has the 6-1/2 foot bed, I highly recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034. This is an excellent, auto-sliding hitch that features a wraparound, single piece jaw. This, along with its 3/4 inch thick, solid steel locking bar will provide for an incredibly secure connection with the trailer, resulting in minimal rattle and superior security. The automatic slider will give you 14 inches of front to back travel and the hitch has...
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  • Options for Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer with Truck that has 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Demco designed this 13K Hijacker AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550040 with the 5-1/2 foot beds in mind. As you turn this hitch will give you an extended distance of 22-1/2 inches, which is crucial to most short bed truck owners when making sharp turns. But it's essential for 5-1/2 foot bed lengths like yours. There isn't a different slider option that will work as most only have half that in slider clearance. Only other option is a Sidewinder pin box but for a trailer of your age that...
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  • How to Select Head Position for B and W Companion Hitch for Ford Factory Rail Kit
  • The height setting will be based on what allows your trailer to be towed level. The forward and back position is for additional trailer overhang to cab clearance. If you need more clearance run the rear positition, if not forward would be fine.
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  • Do the Pins and Clips to Secure the Hitch to the Rails Come with Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16130 does indeed include the 4 pins and 4 clips to secure the hitch to the rails; in this case the X5 adapter.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit for 2001 Chevy 2500HD
  • For your 2001 Chevy 2500 HD, your towing capacity for a 5th wheel is based on the Gross Combined Weight Rating. Your truck will have a sticker in the driver's door frame that states the GVWR of your truck. For your 5th Wheel, I recommend beginning with the custom rail kit # C16418-204. This kit will give you custom brackets to allow you to mount the brackets to your frame with only the need to drill one hole in the frame on each side. The other holes are already in the frame that...
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  • Is Special Plate Required To Use Flex Air Trail Air 5th Wheel Pin Box With Demco Autoslider Hitch
  • To upgrade to the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch like Item # DM8550022, you will need the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Locking Plate for Trailair, Item # DM6095. This plate will prevent the king pin from rotating inside your Demco Hijacker Autoslide fifth-wheel hitch. Hardware is included.
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  • Recommendation For A 5th Wheel Hitch For A 2018 Chevrolet 2500 HD With Standard 6.5 Foot Bed
  • Based on your information, I recommend going with a sliding fifth wheel hitch because you have a short bed. If you do not have the factory rail kit, I recommend the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, Item # BWRVK3270. This hitch is a slider with above bed rails that has a maximum capacity of 18,000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 4,500 lbs. It has adjustable height settings, 17 inches to 19 inches, and 12 inches of slider travel. The Installation Rails Kit is Item...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Rails in 2008 Ford F-350
  • The B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck # BWGNRK1108-5W also serves as the underbed rails for the B&W Companion and does not fit other fifth wheel hitches. Don't let the lack of options dissuade you though because this is the fifth wheel hitch I would recommend for you even if you did not already have the base rails because the Companion is considered by many to be the highest-quality fifth wheel hitch available and height should not be an issue because it can adjust from between 16-1/4" to 18-1/4"....
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  • Installation Troubleshooting on Demco Hijacker Autoslide for Ford Factory Prep Package
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550024 is designed for the Ford Prep Package. The hitch height settings are 15-1/2", 16-3/4" and 18-1/4", so the center bolt height should be the 16-3/4inches from the bed to the hitch head plate when the head is level. On the lowest setting you may need to remove the hitch from the system for a complete inspection as you stated. Making the pucks lock properly into place may require adding or removing a shim from the locking...
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  • Is B and W Companion Hitch for Ram Rail Kit Compatible with Sidewinder Pin Box
  • I believe your dealer is confused. Most of the B and W Companion hitches can't be used with a Sidewinder like what you have since most of them only attach with a center post. Your # BWRVK3600 can though as it attaches to the truck bed in four places. As long as you are using the correct wedge part # SWW-06 you'd be fine.
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  • Which Type of In-Bed Hitch Does Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 Fit
  • You are correct. There is two Andersen Ultimate adapters available but we only carry the # AM3200 which is designed to fit fifth wheel rails. For the gooseneck ball applications you'd need the AM3220. Or since you have a B and W Turnoverball hitch you could use the Companion Slider Hitch part # BWRVK3400 for if you have a short bed truck or part # BWRVK3500 for if you have a long bed truck.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation to Fit Truck with Recessed B and W Gooseneck
  • If the hitch in your friend's truck bed is a B and W then what you'd want is the Companion for Flat Bed hitches part # BWRVK3050. If it's a different brand then we wouldn't have an easy solution like this for it. I'd need to know more if that is the case on what he has.
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  • Is Socket Post of B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch Adjustable
  • The B and W Turnoverball hitches have an adjustment built into them to allow for varying heights. If you check out the picture I attached you'll see that you the socket post is adjustable to allow it to fit your setup. It's also in the install instructions link I attached as well.
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  • Highest Capacity Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-350 with Factory Rai Kit
  • The highest capacity fifth wheel hitch we have for your 2016 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit is the Reese Elite hitch part # RP30871 which has a 26,500 lb capacity. This is one of the nicest hitches on the market too which we highly recommend. You'll have a very quiet and smooth ride quality with this hitch. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • What Style of Fifth Wheel Rails Does the Demco Hijacker SL Flat Deck Hitch Fit
  • The Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck 5th Wheel Hitch part # DM6076SL-FLAT that you referenced is designed to fit the Demco SL series of fifth wheel rail kits. This is a very unique design that only Demco makes. I attached a picture of what the rails look like for you to compare to. If you have a different style of rails email me back and let me know what you have or send a picture if you aren't sure and I'll see what would be the best option.
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  • Will a 5th Wheel Hitch Fit on a 2012 Toyota Tundra with an Extended Fuel Tank
  • To install a 5th wheel hitch like the Curt A16 Slider # C16521 that you referenced, you first need to install a rail kit on your 2012 Toyota Tundra. I recommend looking at the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16468-204. Since it is a custom fit option it installs using pre-existing holes in the frame of your pickup. Although I wouldn't be able to say for sure if the brackets will fit around your extended fuel tank, I have linked the installation details for the kit so you...
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  • Can a Reese Signature Series Hitch Be Used in a Chevy Silverado 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • I do have an option for you but there would be no way to use the Reese 18K Signature Series 5th Wheel you have with a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 that has the factory puck system. The pucks in the truck would not align with the feet on the hitch and the brackets needed to use the hitch would not fit with the brackets you have for the factory puck system. They also do not make an sort of adapter for this purpose. Instead, I recommend selling the hitch and upgrading to a B&W Companion...
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  • Largest Capacity Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-250 With Prep Package
  • The sliding fifth wheel hitch with the largest capacity that fits the factory puck system in your 2017 Ford F-250 is the Curt Q24 # C16545-16020. The Q24 has a 24,000 lb towing capacity and 6,000 lb vertical load limit (which is essentially tongue weight for fifth wheels); its slider offers 12" of front to back travel and it a height which can be adjusted from 17-1/2" to 21-1/2". This hitch secures the king pin with a 2-jaw locking system to reduce the rattle that can occur when towing...
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  • Does the Hi-Rise 5th Wheel Hitch 9480-5W Fit a B&W Gooseneck Hitch in a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500
  • Yes, the Hi-Rise 5th wheel hitch # 9480-5W is compatible with your B&W gooseneck trailer hitch in your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500. It comes with a special shank that fits in the ball cavity of the hitch rather than using the ball as a connection point. I have linked a video showing installation on a 2005 Ram. it will be similar on your Ram.
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  • Will B&W 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford OEM Pucks Fit Aftermarket Reese Elite Kit on 2017 GMC Sierra
  • If the under bed installation kit you have is the Reese # RP30868 then it will be compatible with B&W hitch # BWRVK3370 because the puck spacing is the same with the aftermarket kits as it is with the factory Ford kits (Reese makes both). But if your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 has the factory puck system, which is made by Curt, then it will not fit.
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  • Under-Bed 5th Wheel Rail Kit for Reese Signature Series Hitch in 2011 Ford F-350
  • The Reese Signature and Elite series 5th wheel hitches require an under-bed mounting kit, as compared to the industry-standard above-bed rails you have now. For your 2011 F-350 the under-bed rail kit you need to install a hitch such as the 18K-rated # RP30144 is part # RP30126. You can refer to the linked instructions and installation video to see the process. You will need to remove the above-bed rail kit.
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  • Recommended Trucks for 5th Wheel Towing
  • Ideally for a 5th wheel trailer with the gross weight (GVWR) of about 14,000-lbs you will want a 1-ton truck with a long bed, an 8-footer. A Ram or Chevy 3500 or a Ford F-350 would give you the towing power you need and avoid overly stressing any components. I suggest you have a look at the linked articles that cover the pros and cons for both 2017 and 2018 model year pickups. These will be your best tool for considering the merits of the heavier-duty trucks. The articles include award...
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  • Can Only Standard Fifth Wheel Hitches be Used with Sidewinder Pin Box
  • Sidewinders cannot be used with the Andersen Ultimate Connection part # AM3200 that you mentioned. You'd have to go with a standard fifth wheel hitch like the # RP30047 for use with a Sidewinder. Typically 6-1/2 foot beds are the standard "short bed," but there are a few manufacturers that make truck beds that are 5-1/2 feet long. The Sidewinder is the only way to tow a trailer with a truck that has a 5-1/2 foot bed. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know...
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  • Underbed Rail Kit Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350 for Demco Hijacker Hitch
  • The correct Demco underbed style rail kit for your 2017 Ford F-350 short bed is the part # DM8551009 which is a custom fit for your truck and is also a fit with your Demco hijacker hitch # DM8550022 as well.
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  • Best High Capacity Curt 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 with Hitch Prep
  • For your 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 with the factory hitch prep package Curt does have quite a few hitches available and there are a few like the two you mentioned which are very similar in capacity so it's hard to know which is the "better" option. The best option though is the A25 part # C16066 which is the newest head design that has been tweaked for the best performance and reliability.
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  • Can Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch be Installed With Pins Instead of Bolts?
  • No, you cannot replace the bolts that attach your Husky fifth wheel such as # HT31326-31314 with pins. Doing so could result in the hitch head being torn off which would obviously be very bad.
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  • Availability of the Andersen Aluminum Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection 2 AM3220
  • The only Anderson hitch we carry is the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter part # AM3200. We do not offer the Andersen Aluminum Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection 2 part AM3220 which is just the aluminum version of the above hitch that is 20 lbs lighter. The aluminum version also has a higher weight capacity (+4,000 lbs).
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  • Installation of Reese Hitch Head on Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Based on the question you asked from, I assume you are wanting to install a hitch head on the Reese Elite Series # RP30142 which uses hitch head # 58292 and head support # 58225. You may also want pivot springs # 58229. I've attached the installation instructions to assist.
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  • Best 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Air Suspension
  • For your 2018 Ram 3500 Mega Cab, I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish # C16426-204 which is confirmed to fit models with the air suspension. Then for the best sliding hitch for your short bed truck, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550035. This hitch will automatically move to give you the clearance needed for turning. If you prefer the manual slider, then I recommend the Reese Titan...
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  • Available Towing Adapters for Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Towing
  • If you have the B&W Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1308 installed in your Ram 2500 the best option for converting this to a 5th wheel hitch is to install their matching Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # BWRVK3400. This 5th wheel hitch drops right in to your gooseneck ball hole and gives you a 20K rated hitch that is built to the highest industry standards. I linked for you two articles that cover towing adapters for both gooseneck and 5th wheel trailers. Each of...
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  • Can 2015 Ram 2500 with Ram Box Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • The problem with the Ram Box is that is that it puts the rails of the bed too close together and it causes interference with the pin box of the trailer around corners. We have heard several customers say that with a Sidewinder pin box they were able to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a truck with a Ram Box. Sidewinders move the pivot point higher so the Ram Box wouldn't interfere. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders...
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  • Availability of Slider Base for B&W Companion Hitch for a 2016 Ford F-350 with Prep Package
  • If you have the B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 which fits the OEM Ford prep packages then all you need for the short bed on your 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty is the Slider Base # BWRVB3370. The base offers 12" of front to back travel and has a Gross Towing Weight (GTW) of 20,000 lbs. This is compatible with the Companion Hitch Head # BWRVC3006 which is universal for the Companion 5th wheel hitches.
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch for a 2017 F-250 Super Crew with 6 3/4 Bed
  • Since you have a Keystone trailer with the Turn Max technology you don't need a slider at all actually. Manual or automatic slider would not be needed. With fifth wheel hitch you actually don't really need them to sit higher than the bed rails of the truck. It's actually the opposite in nearly every situation that the hitch sits below the top of the bed rails. The pin box of the truck extends down far enough to compensate for that. The Reese fifth wheel hitch part # RP30047 is a similar...
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  • Recommendation For Towing 2006 NuWa Hitchhiker Champagne With 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty Short Bed
  • I looked up the weight capacity of the 2006 NuWa Hitchhiker and it has a maximum weight of 19,000 lbs like you mentioned which will overload your Reese 18K hitch if at maximum load. If you keep your total load weight including trailer under 18K then you will be able to tow, at least for the short-term, but you really need a different hitch for the future. You will also have some clearance issues to think about as well. For the best and safest option, I recommend going with one of...
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  • Does Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide Fit into Curt Industry Standard 5th Wheel Rails
  • The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide, part # DM6076P-UL-16K, installs into industry standard fifth wheel base rails. The custom Curt install kit and rails that fit your 2014 Ram 2500 is part # C16427-204 and they are industry standard so the Demco fits just fine.
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  • Recommendation For Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2006 Ford F-350 With Towing Package
  • The Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, Item # C16069, is a fixed hitch for a Chevrolet/GMC with the towing package. The Curt Q25 hitch that is a confirmed fit for your 2006 Ford F-350 dually is Item # C16265. The Curt Q25 hitch, Item # C16265, for your 2006 Ford has a 2- jaw locking system and a lockable handle. The hitch height can be adjusted from 13 inches to 17 inches. It has a towing capacity of 25,000 lbs and a vertical load limit of 6,250 lbs. The custom installation kit for...
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  • Can Base of B&W Companion be Replaced to Fit the Factory Prep Package in 2015 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • Yes, you can use the Ford prep package base, part # BWRVB3300, and the head from the B&W Companion, part # BWRVK3500, and it'll work just fine in your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory package.
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  • How to Adjust 5th Wheel Towing Setup So That it is Level
  • There are a couple of different options for adjusting your Ford F-250 and your Jayco so that they ride level and you have the 5" - 6" of clearance that we recommend from your bed rails to your trailer. If you measure from the ground to the bed of your F-250 and then from the ground to the bottom of your pin box that will tell you what distance needs to be covered for your towing setup to be level. First of all most 5th wheel trailer hitches, like the Reese Select Plus # RP30081, have...
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  • B&W Patriot 16K 5th Wheel Hitch Function and Connection
  • The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3200 has a dual jaw that sounds like may be what you are asking about. The dual jaw design better wraps around the king pin for more king pin contact to reduce jarring and chucking when compared to a slide bar coupler. I've attached a video review of this hitch to assist. The head has the two handles that you lift up to remove the head and access the pivoting arms as well as gives you an option to move the hitch in 2 parts for less weight....
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  • Andersen Ultimate Connection Rail Mounted 5th Wheel Hitch with Funnel
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter # AM3200 does come with the king pin connection block and funnel. The King Pin connection is the block that recently had that red funnel added to make easy connection to the ball as long is the ball is within 3 inches of the socket. The older style was the silver block you see in the photos and they added that red funnel to make connection even easier. The Andersen Ultimate does come with that red funnel included.
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  • Difference Between Sidewinder Reese Revolution and 5th Airborne Pin Box
  • The Reese Sidewinder and Revolution are the exact same thing. Sidewinder is the brand name when you buy one aftermarket and Revolution is the name if the pin box came on the trailer frame the factory. So basically Reese sells Sidewinders to customers and Revolutions to trailer manufacturers. But they are the exact same. 5th Airborne setups are a cushioned pin box that can be offered as a standalone cushioned pin box or as integrated into a Sidewinder/Revolution. So basically if you need...
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  • Demco Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch Head Leans to the Right
  • The Demco autoslider, like part # DM8550034 has a double pivoting hitch head which help make hooking up your trailer easier, plus it helps to limit the back and forth chucking. If it is just slightly leaning to the right then that is normal as you can see from the attached picture where ours is leaning a little to the left. If the tilting is more severe than what you see in the attached picture please feel free to send me a picture of it so that I can pass it on to my contact at Demco...
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  • Is B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3700 Compatible with Sidewinder
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3700 that you referenced, which is confirmed to fit your 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 with the factory puck system, is indeed compatible with the Reese 5th Airborne Sidewinder Pin Boxes. Unlike the standard Companion models that use a single center attachment point, the OEM versions like this one use 4 attachment points, which allows it to be used with the Sidewinder pin boxes. You will just need to add the Reese Custom Wedge # SWW-06, which...
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  • Recommended Curt 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 GMC Sierra Short Bed with Factory Puck System
  • I believe you are referring to the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider # C16671, which is a confirmed fit and what I recommend for your Sierra 3500 if it has the 6-1/2 foot bed. The primary difference between the Curt Q20 and the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16669 that you also mentioned is that the Q20 features a unique, spherical axial bearing that allows it to move 360 degrees. This will provide a smoother and much more enjoyable ride when pulling your trailer when...
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  • Best Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 6-3/4" Bed with OEM Puck System
  • The best autosliding 5th wheel hitch option for your 2017 Ford F-350 short bed with the OEM pucks is the Demco Autosliding Hijacker. It comes in 18K # DM8550024 and 21K # DM8550038 versions, offers 14" of travel, and has 3 hitch height settings; 15-1/2", 16-3/4", and 18-1/4". The single wraparound jaw is secured by a 3/4" locking steel bolt to give you peace of mind while traveling down the road. In addition to the single jaw design the Hijacker also has a double pivoting hitch head...
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  • Will the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Work with the Trailair Rota-Flex 5th Wheel Pin Box
  • Yes, the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16130 for long beds or part # C16536 for short beds will work safely with any of the Trailair Rota-Flex 5th Wheel Pin Box like part # LC328330. The Curt Q20 has a 20,000 lb capacity, 2-jaw locking system, and 3-point indicators that let you know when the trailer is ready to uncouple, couple or tow. I have attached a review video of each hitch for you as well. If you can tell me the year, make, and model of the tow vehicle you will be...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Trailer to Gooseneck Ball Adapter Recommendation
  • Sounds like you are referring to an Andersen Ultimate connection like the part # AM3200. We used to carry the version that went from gooseneck ball to a fifth wheel hitch but the version we have is basically just a fifth wheel hitch set up differently. Best option we have would be the Convert a Ball # CAB-C5G which adapts a gooseneck hitch to a fifth wheel trailer king pin.
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of Industry Standard Fifth Wheel Rails
  • Valley is no longer in business, but the generally accepted capacity for all industry standard fifth wheel rails like your DH9128 set that you have is that they basically have the same capacity of any hitch that's installed in them. So as long as the fifth wheel hitch you use has the capacity needed for the trailer you'd be set. For a higher capacity fifth wheel hitch we have the Husky Silver Series 26k Hitch part # HT31318-31325.
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  • Should Curt Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Rollers be Greased
  • You don't actually want to grease the tubes that the hitch slides along. Technically those tubes are really just guides for the hitch to go along. The actual part you want moving is the rollers going along those tubes. Now you can add a little white lithium grease, like part # L11350, on the shoulder bolts that hold the rollers in place. And I mean a little because it certainly doesn't need much. It's such a small amount that it isn't something Curt even mentions as far as regular...
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  • Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Rails Only for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed
  • Generally speaking if you have a short bed truck, like your 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 6-1/2 foot bed, then you would need to use a slider hitch and not a fixed hitch. That is unless the trailer is very narrow or it has a tapered front cap that was designed to be towed by a short bed truck. Otherwise the trailer could make contact with the truck cab when making tight turns. If you already have frame brackets that you want to use then you would need to get the hitch and rails separate...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 with Rail Kit to Tow 19,084 Pound Trailer
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3300 referenced in your question is a great choice for your 2017 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit. The Companion features 1 inch thick dual jaws to provide 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact and a 20,000 pound towing capacity. It will drop right into the factory pucks in your truck bed. As long as you stay under the 19,084 pound GVWR on your new Riverstone 5th Wheel, you will not have any issues and the hitch will work great to pull its...
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  • Determining Max Trailering Capacity for Truck When Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The towing capacities of vehicles are often different for 5th wheel trailers than the rated bumper pull location rating. There are normally manufacturer listings that are different in their towing guide that will be different based on engine size, transmission, axle ratio, 2WD versus 4WD, and Cab/Bed Size. You will simply put your year/make/model and 5th wheel towing guide into a search engine and the manufacturer guide will come up as one of your options most of the time. If not,...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Toyota Tundra 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • For as short of a bed as your 2011 Toyota Tundra 5-1/2 foot bed has there is only one slider hitch that will give you enough clearance to make a tight turn. For that you'd want the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550040 which will automatically slide back 22-1/2 inches as you make tight turns. Then for a rail kit you'd want the part # DM8552020-71 which is a confirmed fit for your truck. This hitch has a 13k capacity but you'd need to check the owners manual of your truck for the truck's capacity.
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  • Cushioned Pin Box for Lippert 1621 that is Compatible with Andersen Ultimate AM3200
  • Lippert states that the Trailair Flex Air 5th Wheel Pin Box # LC328484 cannot be used with any type gooseneck/5th wheel adapter. This would include the Andersen Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Adapter # AM3200. The solution would be to go with the standard Trailair part # LC158778 which will work with the # AM3200 since it does not have the pivoting plate on the front.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch & Install Kit for 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 & Trailer w/Revolution Pin Box
  • Congratulations on the purchase of your first 5th wheel trailer! I will be happy to set you up with a hitch and accessories. The first thing you will need is an installation kit. I recommend going with a custom installation kit, # BWRVK2501, because you won't have to drill into the truck frame and it will be easier to install by yourself. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. For a trailer hitch I recommend the Curt A16 # C16120. This hitch features a fully...
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  • Do Jaws of B&W Fifth Wheel Hitches Need to be Greased
  • I took a look at the installation instructions for the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # BWRVK3500-5W. Per the instructions in the Helpful Tips section, they do list the areas of the hitch that need to be lubricated to assure good performance. I have attached a copy of the Helpful Tips section you can check out. You will need to grease the jaws with an automotive grease. Per the instructions the top surface of the coupler and the jaws should be lubricated with automotive...
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  • Curt Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Aftermarket Underbed Puck System to Fit a 2018 Sierra 2500
  • There is a Curt sliding fifth wheel hitch that fits an aftermarket underbed kit, and there is an underbed kit that fits your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 but you don't want the Curt # C16668 for the GM puck system that you were looking at. Instead start with the Reese Elite, part # RP30868, that's custom fit for your Sierra. It creates an aftermarket puck system like you asked about. However, the pucks are not spaced the same as the GM factory pucks so you need a different hitch. The good...
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  • Will the Demco Hijacker Work with a MOR/ryde Pin Box
  • Yes, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550022 with the Underbed Rail and Installation Kit part # DM8551002 will fit your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with the 6-1/2' bed and work with the MOR/ryde pin box you have on your 2018 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel Trailer. However, in order to prevent the kingpin from rotating inside the hitch you will need to use a locking plate like part # DM6025.
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  • Under Bed 5th Wheel Installation Kit and Hitch for a 2017 Ram 2500 without Factory Prep Package
  • There isn't a Reese Elite install kit available for your 2017 Ram 2500. For an under bed mount there is one option. You would need to first install B&W hitch # BWGNRK1384-5W which will then allow you to use Companion hitch # BWRVK3400-5W for a short bed truck or # BWRVK3500-5W for a long bed truck.
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  • Are 20K-Rated B&W 5th Wheel Hitches Sufficient for 18,000-lb 5th Wheel Trailer
  • If your new 5th wheel trailer's GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating), which is the very most it can weigh when fully loaded for the road, is 18,000-lbs then I would be comfortable using a B&W 20K hitch. Odds are that you will not be routinely loading the trailer to the absolute maximum weight. If you were talking about another brand of hitch then I might urge you to step up to a higher-rated model, but the superb build quality of B&W 5th wheels such as # BWRVK3300 and # BWRVK3370 (the...
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  • Capture Plate Adjustment Procedure for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch DM8550034
  • The silver capture plates on the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch # DM8550034 should be adjusted after you hitch the trailer. You want to push the capture plates against both sides of the pin box then finger-tighten the inside jam nuts against the capture plate mount. Then tighten the outside jam nuts against the thick mounting plate. This is covered on page 3 of the instructions, which are linked for you. The procedure to uncouple the king pin jaws appear on page 7. Demco notes in step...
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  • What Height Setting Should the Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 be on a 2017 Ram 2500
  • We always recommend having at least 5" - 6" of clearance between the bed rails of your pickup, in this case your 2017 Ram 2500, and the trailer. The trick is that you also want your trailer to tow level. To find out what height your 5th wheel hitch needs to be you first of all need to measure from the ground to the king pin on your pin box. Then you need to measure from the ground to the bed of your Ram. The Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # DM6099 that you are using adds an additional...
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  • Best Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • The best slider hitch solution we have for your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD short bed with the factory puck system is going to be the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550035 with the GM rail kit adapter part # DM6194. What's great about this slider hitch is that as you make tight turns this hitch will automatically slide back so that you don't have to get out and activate the slider at all. I attached a review video for this hitch that shows how it works below as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommend for 2010 Chevy Silverado 5-1/2' Bed Towing Trailer w Reese Revolution
  • Yes, the Reese Revolution pin box of the trailer you mentioned is designed to allow trucks with beds as short as your 5-1/2 foot bed the needed turning clearance. You'd need a rail kit and a fixed hitch and you'd be set. For a custom fifth wheel rail kit confirmed as a fit for your 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 5-1/2 foot bed the Reese kit part # RP50064-58 is confirmed as a fit and will work well. Then for a fixed hitch the Reese 16k hitch part # RP30047 would work great. For a wedge for...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ford F-250 With Standard 5th Wheel Rails Installed
  • You do not need to change out your bed rails to upgrade to a larger sliding 5th wheel hitch in your 2015 Ford F-250. I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550034 for an 18K hitch that doesn't require manually switching a lever for slide. This is the nicest option and is rated for 18,000 lbs. If you want a larger capacity with a more economical price point, I recommend the Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30870....
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  • Recommendation For Best Fifth Wheel Towing Option For 2015 Ram 1500 With 5.7 Feet Truck Bed
  • Because you have a short bed on your 2015 Ram 1500, tight turns will be challenging. Adding a fifth wheel slider hitch like the Reese 5th Wheel Slider, Item # RP30051, would seem like a great idea. Unfortunately, slider hitches and Sidewinder pin box like the Reese Sidewinder King Pin, Item # RP61420, do not work together in the rear, locked position. Instead, you normally pick one or the other option based on what works best for your situation. Based on your information, I recommend...
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Kit for a Curt 5th Wheel Hitch in a 2001 Ford F-150 Short Bed
  • For your 2011 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 foot bed you can use 5th wheel rail kit # C16437-204. The Curt E16 hitch # C16115 will fit but it is a fixed hitch. Short bed trucks require a slider hitch unless the trailer is very narrow or has a tapered front cap designed to be towed by a short bed truck. Otherwise the trailer can make contact with the truck cab when making tight turns. The slider version of the E16 hitch is # 16516.
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2005 Ford F-150 with 8-Foot Bed
  • We can help you with an above-bed 5th wheel base rail kit for your 2005 Ford F-150 to allow you to install your Valley 5th wheel hitch. Since all base rails are made to the same standard you can select any brand you like from the linked page. The lowest-cost option is the Reese custom kit # RP50081-58 which will save you installation time since it requires less drilling than other kits. All hardware is included. If you also need a wiring harness for the truck bed you can use part...
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  • Recommended Wear Plate for Demco HiJacker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The instructions for HiJacker 5th wheel trailer hitch # DM8550034, linked for reference, read "It is recommended to use grease or a 3/16” maximum Teflon disc to help prevent wear on top plate surface." Curt lube plate # 16721 is 3/16 inches thick so it could be used. You could also use # HT34914 from Husky.
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  • Is There Formula To Determine Short Bed Truck Has Clearance for Fifth Wheel Trailer Turn Clearance
  • For almost all short bed trucks there just isn't enough distance between the cab and the trailer nose to allow for a sharp turn unless it's a trailer that is specifically designed for short bed truck turning clearance. The formula you need to determine clearance is this: (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from the fifth wheel jaw center to the truck cab B = Offset used (slider clearance or Sidewinder offset) C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2.
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  • Will Demco Premier Double Pivot 5th Wheel Hitch Fit a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Short Bed
  • Demco Hijacker Premier Series Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076P-16K mounts to industry standard above the bed rails. There are several rail kits that fit your 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 short bed so yes, the hitch will fit your truck after a rail kit is installed. Since you have a short bed truck though you will need a slider hitch, not a fixed hitch, unless your trailer was designed with a tapered front cap specifically for towing with a short bed truck. Otherwise the slider...
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  • Solution for Pulling 5th Wheel Trailer with 2008 Ford F-250 Flat Bed that Has Gooseneck Installed
  • The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30054 referenced in your question is designed for applications just like yours. Its low-profile design allows it to be used on flat bed trucks that feature a higher bed than standard pickup models. In order to install the hitch on your truck, you will likely need to remove the existing gooseneck hitch on your F-250 and then have a ½ inch steel plate welded to the frame by a qualified professional. I have attached the complete written installation...
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  • How to Gain Bedside Clearance with the Andersen Hitch Part # AM3200
  • The only way to gain additional clearance between the bedsides on your 2018 Ford F-350 Platinum Edition and the nose of your trailer while using the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System part # AM3200 assuming it is already in the highest setting would be to raise the height of the trailer. In order to raise the height of your trailer I recommend using an axle flip kit as long as the axles are currently above the leaf springs. For this you will want to use part...
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  • How Much Does the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W Weigh
  • B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W weighs about 200 pounds fully assembled. Like most 5th wheel hitches the head can be taken off the base to make it (mildly) easier to handle.
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  • Compatibility of Reese Signature and Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitches with Ford Factory Prep Kit
  • The Reese Signature Series 16X 30057 is the same as the Elite series. We don't have that particular hitch, but we do have the very similar 18K Elite # RP30142 and 26.5K # RP30871. These will work with the Elite underbed systems like # RP30868 which are year/make/model specific fits and will also work with only the Ford Factory 5th Wheel Prep Kit puck systems.
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  • Can Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Adapter be Used with Truck that has 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • For a truck with a 5-1/2 foot bed you would not get the clearance needed with the Andersen Ultimate # AM3200. Only lighter weight option will be for you to install a Sidewinder on your trailer in place of it's pin box and then go with a stationary hitch. 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 the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number...
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  • Can Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Adapter AM3200 Fit Ram Factory Rail Kit in 2018 Ram
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # AM3200 is compatible with your 2018 Ram 2500 with puck system when using a rail adapter. For your truck, I recommend the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package # DM6099 or the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package # RP30154 for that adapter. Either of these kits will provide you with a rail kit compatible with the Andersen Ultimate.
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  • Does the Hitch Head Easily Remove for an Autoslide Hijacker That Fits a 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The 5th wheel hitch head on the both the 18K # DM8550024 and the 21K # DM8550038 Hijacker Autoslide for your 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty is easily removed. There is a simple pin system that needs to be removed to take the hith head (which weighs about 60 lbs) off of the body of the hitch. I have attached a picture from the installation details highlighting this for you to check out. If you have a Glide Ride, Mor Ryde, Trailair Tri Glide, or 5th Airborne pin box, you must install a special...
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  • Recommended Cover for B&W Companion Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For your B&W Companion Slider # BWRVK3400, I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Cover # RP30055. We have found that this unit works very nicely to cover the head of the B&W Companion Hitch. The cover secures easily with its elastic hem and 2 buckles and features a reinforced hole to accommodate for the hitch handle. You can check out the image I attached of a customer who has this cover for his fixed model Companion. The customer confirmed that the cover fit perfectly. If...
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  • Slider Hitch Recommend for 2017 Nissan Titan XD with Factory Gooseneck Towing Trailer w Sidewinder
  • The Demco Recon, part # DM8550045 that you referenced cannot be used with rotating pin boxes like Sidewinders so if the trailer you just bought has a Sidewinder you'd need to lock it out so that you can use a slider hitch. You will first need to make sure the wedge at the bottom of the Sidewinder is removed so it can pivot at the hitch. Then you will look under the turret. There will be 2 bolts or just bolt holes. These holes are for two 3/4 inch grade 5 bolts and nuts and will prevent...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for Truck with 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • For a truck bed length of 5-1/2 feet I would not recommend the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System # AM3200 it wouldn't have nearly enough clearance for your trailer to make a tight turn. If you have a set of fifth wheel rails installed in your 2010 Ford F-150 already there is only one hitch solution that's going to work well for you. You'll want the Demco Hijacker 13k Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch # DM8550040. This is the only hitch that will give you the needed...
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  • Does Install Levers of B and W Companion Hitch for GM Rail Kit Extend Past Front of Hitch
  • The levers of the B and W Companion Hitch for GM Trucks part # BWRVK3700 only turn 90 degrees when opening and closing and in any position the lever does not stick out past the front of the hitch. If you fast forward to the 57 second mark of the video I attached below you'll see the lever moved on this hitch.
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Wedge for Pro Series Hitch 30056
  • The custom wedge for your Pro Series 5th wheel hitch 30056 is part # 30850. I confirmed with my contact at Pro Series.
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  • Compatibility of Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch with Reese Elite Pucks
  • The Reese Elite pucks are in the exact same location as the Ford Factory Rail Kit pucks. The Reese Elite pucks will allow the following options: Demco Hijacker Autoslide - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 18K # DM8550024 or 21K # DM8550038. Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ford OEM # DM6175 will allow Hijacker Hitches or any other standard 5th wheel sliding hitch to fit your pucks. If you already have a Hijacker Autoslide, you can simply get the side plates part # DM6033 to make...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Fits for 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • If your 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup has the factory 5th wheel prep package you can easily tell based on the appearance of the truck bed. Trucks with this factory-installed feature will have 5 pucks/holes in the bed as shown in the linked photo. No pucks means no prep kit. Selecting the right type of hitch depends on two things: whether or not you have the prep kit and whether you have a long-bed or short-bed. Long beds can use a fixed hitch since they already have enough turning...
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  • Do Curt Q25 Grease Fittings Break Easily and How Does Demco Adapter DM6206 Install in 2018 Silverado
  • I combined both of your questions into one. There were some issues with the Curt Q Series hitches including # C16069. Those issues have been addressed though in the form of a new series of hitches; the "A" series. The A25 is # C16066. Damaged shipping cartons occur when the delivery service handles the packages. Heavy items can sometimes get tossed around and the boxes get damaged. The packaging is not damaged when it leaves our warehouse though. On the Demco adapter # DM6206 there...
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