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  • Difference Between Curt A25 16046 and Curt Q25 16049 Fifth Wheel HItch for Ram Truck Prep Package
  • Good question and there are a couple of important differences between the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16046 and Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16049. The first difference is the jaw system, as you can see in the accompanying photo I made which shows them side-by-side. The A25 has an interlocking dual jaw system while the Q25 does not; these interlocking jaws result in the A25 always having complete contact with your...
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  • B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch Options for a 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Great question! There are a few different B&W Companion 5th wheel hitches and the correct one all depends on the configuration of your 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500. If you have the OEM Prep Package (with the pucks) then you need the sliding Companion # BWRVK3775 for a short bed (to gain enough cab clearance on tight turns) OR one of the stationary Companions, available as 20K # BWRVK3710 or 25K # BWRVK3715 weight rating, for a long bed. These options fit directly to the puck system and...
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  • Will Fixed Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Factory Pucks of Short Bed 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Yes, you can use a fixed fifth wheel hitch in the pucks of your short bed 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500. I checked with B&W, the manufacturers of the outstanding B&W Companion hitches, and found out the puck spacing of the Sliding B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3775 has a distance between its pucks of 22.3" wide and 13" deep, while the Fixed B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3710 also has 22.3" wide and 13" deep puck...
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  • Comparing Curt A25 and B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitches for 2020 GMC Sierra 3500
  • This is a really great question. The B&W OEM Companion # BWRVK3715 and the Curt A25 # C24FR for the factory pucks on your 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 (congrats on the new truck, by the way!) represent the very peak of fixed 5th wheel hitches on the market. Between the two options though I do recommend the B&W Companion # BWRVK3715 and I will go over my reasoning below. Both hitches feature a dual jaw design that's built to provide a really secure connection with the trailer as well as...
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  • Best Autoslide Hitch For 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 With Factory Puck System
  • It is possible! I recommend the 18K Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider part # DM8550034 or the 21K Hijacker # DM8550035 with the Demco 5th Wheel rail adapter part # DM6333. The Hijacker is an automatic slider so you do not have to get out of the Sierra every time you make a turn to adjust the slider. It provides 14" of front to back clearance for cab clearance and 3" of height adjustment for bed rail clearance while towing. The other great thing about the Hijacker...
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  • How to Choose Correct 5th Wheel Hitch to Clear Bed Sides of 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • You are correct that some newer pickups have taller bed sides that make it a little more complicated to ensure that your trailer remains level while you have enough clearance between the bed rails and your 5th wheel trailer. While I can't tell you exactly what you need to ensure proper clearance all around for your 5th wheel trailer and your 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500, I do have some tips for you to follow so you can be confident with your towing rig. What you need to do is park the truck...
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  • Best Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch For Clean Bed on 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 With or Without Puck System
  • These are really good questions and we can definitely set you up with the right 5th wheel hitch for your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 short (also called standard) bed, but to quickly answer your question about underbed brackets, there aren't any that are universal (as nice as that would be), they are only designed to be used with specific 5th wheel hitches. That said, you do have a number of different options, which I'll list for you and then make my recommendation. 5th Wheel Hitch for...
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  • How to Reduce Play and Rattle in Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter
  • The only cause for the start/stop noise that I can think of is that the bolt shown in the linked photo has not been tightened down properly. This would explain the small amount of play. Please refer to the linked instructions for details. Demco makes two versions of their Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter, parts # DM8550045 and # DM8550046. Part # DM8550045 is made to fit on a 2-5/16-inch gooseneck ball in a standard pickup and part # DM8550046 is made to fit on a recessed...
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  • Can Stationary 5th Wheel Hitch be Used for a 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6-3/4 Bed
  • We tend to stick with the safe side of things and just recommend using a sliding 5th wheel hitch if you don't have an 8' bed, but we have heard and seen people 5th wheel tow just fine using a non-sliding hitch on a 6-3/4' bed. We've actually had someone install the standard B&W Companion (available in 20K # BWRVK3710 or 25K # BWRVK3715) on their 2020 Silverado 3500 with the 6-3/4' bed and he said that he was super close to getting his trailer at a 90 degree angle. With that being said,...
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  • Demco Hijacker Autoslide Compatible with 2020 Ram 2500 with Factory Prep Package Pucks
  • For the 2020 Ram 2500 factory prep pucks you will use the standard rail hitch # DM8550034 and then the rail adapter for RAM Pucks # DM6099. This gives you the components for the factory 5th wheel prep package and is a great fit for the truck. They will love the Hijacker Autoslider hitch function and the rail adapter is extremely easy to install. I've attached a couple videos to assist.
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  • Best High Capacity Fifth Wheel Hitch that Fits 2013 Ford F-350 with OEM Rail Kit
  • The height range of the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package # RP30922 that you referenced is 14 to 20 inches. This does fit the factory rail kit of your 2013 Ford F-350 and is the highest rated hitch for this application so it is your best option. Unlike the USA made B and W hitch # BWRVK3305 that fits the Ford rail kit the M5 is made overseas. If you want quality and capacity the B and W wins as it has a 25k capacity (more than your truck is rated for) and...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Hey Jake, so I know there's a lot of hitch options for fifth wheel towing and in general you are correct that cost and quality go hand in hand but to answer your question about what you really need versus what's available let's start with the fact that since you have a short bed truck you do need a slider hitch to provide tight turning clearance so you don't hit the cab of your truck on the nose of your trailer. The Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 that you referenced is a really great...
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  • Comparing the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitches for Chevy BWRVK3775 and BWRVK3770
  • The correct B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is part # BWRVK3775 not part # BWRVK3770 which is for the 2016-2019 models.
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  • Is the B&W Companion OEM Slider Needed for a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
  • The correct B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed is going to vary by trailer, part # BWRVK3710 will work on some whereas others could require part # BWRVK3775. If you want to be certain then you can use the formula below to determine this after you obtain some measurements. That said, it's better to be safe than sorry which is why I recommend the slider. If you were to change trailers you would be covered and you can still use the slider hitch as a fixed...
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  • Hoist to Remove B&W Companion from Truck Bed and is Sidewinder Compatible With Any Type of Adapter
  • Let's start with the hoist to remove the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 from your Ram 2500 and you can absolutely use the B&W 5th Wheel Lifting Device # BWRVXA3130 with the Viking Solutions Rack Jack II Hoist with Winch for 2" Hitches # 310-VRJ001 for this. People use this hoist for all types of things, from generators to hitches (like you see in the accompanying photo) and is a great option for much easier removal of the hitch from the bed than trying to manually lift it, even...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit Directly Into OEM Pucks on 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • We have exactly what you're looking for in regards to the OEM puck system on your 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500! I highly recommend the B&W Companion because it uses 1" thick dual jaws that come together to provide 360 degrees of contact with your king pin along with a dual-cam action lever that makes disconnecting your 5th wheel trailer much easier on uneven terrain than other options. The Companion also has a fully articulating head, polyurethane bushings, and 6 different configurations...
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  • Adapter to Use Reese 15k 5th Wheel Hitch with 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed OEM Rail Kit
  • In general short bed trucks require a slider hitch (not if you have a Sidewinder like what you have) so that's how we organize our fitguide. The slider hitches get listed as fits for the short bed trucks and fixed hitches for the long bed trucks. Since your 2020 Chevy Silverado short bed has the OEM rail kit the adapter you need to install your Reese 15k hitch is the part # DM6333 and you'd be set. This adapter is also compatible with Sidewinders like you have so that would not be and...
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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 5th Wheel Hitch for Lifted 2016 Ram 2500 With Factory Prep Package
  • Those are good questions and we can definitely help you out. First, let's start with the height, and as you can see by the accompanying diagram, you will need at least 5 to 6 inches above your rails and to the underside of the loft. You also need to make sure you are towing as level as possible. Due to this, you will need a hitch that has a low height setting, and the fact that your 2016 Ram 2500 has the factory prep package (which will have pucks in the bed) is great because inches matter...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2020 Silverado 2500 Long Bed w/ Factory Prep Package
  • For the 2020 model year, GM actually changed the layout of the pucks in the truck bed so the Curt model you referenced will not work. Fortunately, the best manufacturer of 5th wheel hitches, B&W offers a 20 or a 25K capacity Companion 5th wheel hitch that's compatible with the new puck layout used in your truck. For the 20K capacity, use part # BWRVK3715 or part # BWRVK3710 for the 25K, The B&W 5th wheel hitch for the GM puck kit is rock solid with a strong and easy to use positive...
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  • Best Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty With Ford Factory Prep Package
  • You mentioned wanting a light slider, though I do have to say that all 5th wheel hitches are going to have some heft to them. That said, there are ways to make it more manageable to remove them from the bed, which you can do by removing the head unit first and then the base, though it will still take two people to remove. Having said that, I will give you a couple options, starting with what is absolutely the best sliding 5th wheel hitch for your 2019 Ford F-250 with the factory Ford...
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  • B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for Factory Puck System on 2020 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • I have great news! For your 2020 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit we have the B&W 20K Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3300 and the higher rated 25K Companion # BWRVK3305. Both options feature the same robust construction, 1" thick dual jaw design, and quiet operation that you loved in your previous model but are designed specifically to drop right into those factory pucks on your new F-350. Now you do have another option too if you happened to save your Companion hitch from...
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  • Recommended B&W 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-250 4WD with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • Since your Ford F-250 is a 6-3/4-foot short bed and your Grand Design Reflection 29RS 5th wheel does not have a tapered nose for increased turning clearance you will need a slider hitch to be able to safely make tight turns, or you can install a Sidewinder pivoting pin box and still use a fixed (non-sliding hitch). You need to be able to make close to 90-degree turns to enable safe maneuvering at campgrounds. For a B&W option we have the 18K Patriot Slider hitch # BWRVK3270 which installs...
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  • Comparing the B&W Patriot 16K, Curt A16, and Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitches
  • The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3200, Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16120, and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30047 all have fully articulating hitch heads so there won't be much of a difference in hitching/unhitching at an angle. I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16120 over the others for a few different reasons. The first of which is that the A16 has 1" thick, dual interlocking jaws which will do a phenomenal job of reducing...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Ram 3500 that Has More than 16k Capacity
  • Yes, we do have fifth wheel hitches that fit the factory rail kit of your 2020 Ram 3500 that have more than enough capacity to tow a 16,000 lb trailer. The Curt Q25 # C16049 you referenced is one but I would recommend the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3600 as your best option. This USA made hitch has a 25k capacity, is very easy to use, can come apart in smaller sections easily for easier install/removal, and has the tightest jaw design which will give you the smoothest ride quality...
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  • Can Stationary 5th Wheel Hitch be Used for a 2018 Ram 2500 with Short Bed
  • You could potentially use the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit # C16116 to tow your 35' RV with your 2018 Ram 2500 but I really don't recommend doing that for 3 reasons. The first is that this is a universal installation rail kit which means that you have to do some drilling into the frame of your brand new vehicle and the second is that the E16 is an entry level 5th wheel hitch that can get the job done but it doesn't secure the king pin very well,...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 with Factory Pucks
  • The Demco # DM6076P-21K and the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 are both great options, but if I had to choose one I would go with the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 . To start, the B&W doesn't require a rail system # DM6099 like the Demco- it will mount directly into the factory puck system on your 2019 Ram 3500. This is going to allow you to have a clean truck bed when the hitch isn't installed on your truck. The B&W is also rated for up to 25000-lbs, where the Demco is a 21000-lbs hitch; so...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fits for 2020 Ford F-250 Long Bed & Short Bed With Factory Prep Package
  • There is not any difference in the fifth wheel hitches that fit a short bed or long bed for a 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty with the factory prep package. The only real difference is that if you go with a short bed, you will need to get a sliding fifth wheel hitch in order to ensure that your trailer doesn't run into your truck's cab when you make a sharp turn. That can mean getting out of the truck unless you use a hitch with an automatic slide, the Demco Hijacker. Here are the top options...
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  • Comparing Curt Q24, Curt Q25 and Curt A25 Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 With Factory Pucks
  • Realistically the Curt Q25 # C16039 and Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 fifth wheel hitches are no different and will give the same performance. Both of these hitches will fit into the puck system of your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty and have a 24,000 lb capacity. The head unit of the Q25 is rated for 25,000 lbs but the legs are rated for 24,000 lbs and the capacity needs to go by the lowest-rated component. The Q Series are solid fifth wheel hitches and will do their jobs but the better option...
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  • Can I Transfer Old B&W Companion Hitch to New Ford Super Duty with Factory Tow Prep Package
  • I do have a solution for you but there isn't an adapter or a pin that can be used to connect your B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch through the Gooseneck hole on your new Ford Super Duty truck with factory-installed towing prep package. The only solution is to use the fixed Replacement Base # BWRVB3300 with your existing B&W Companion head if you have a long bed or the Replacement Slider Base # BWRVB3370 if you have a short bed. Either one will drop in directly into the four pucks on...
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  • Popping Noise Coming From Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • There are several parts on the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16130 that need greased regularly; one zerk on each side of the head, one zerk in the center of the jaw, and the cam on the locking jaw mechanism. I have attached a photo that shows each of these points for you but also make sure you are using the appropriate grease type as this is important as well. If the issue is still not fixed once you have greased all of the above components then the next thing you will want...
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  • Comparing B&W Companion 20K and 25K 5th Wheel Hitches for 2019 Ford F-450 with OEM Pucks
  • There actually are no drawbacks to using the 25K B&W Companion # BWRVK3305 instead of the 20K B&W Companion # BWRVK3300. The price is higher, yes, but the 25K only has a shipping weight that is 10 more pounds than the 20K. The hitch head is actually very easy to remove which just the weight of the hitch in about half making it little easier to install/remove. Since both fit the OEM puck system on your 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty I recommend going with the 25K for the exact reasons...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with Prep Package
  • The 5th wheel hitch I recommend for your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with the factory prep package is the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3715 (usually best for long beds) or part # BWRVK3775 (usually best for short beds). The B&W Companion is in a league of its own becuase it has a set of heavy duty 1" think dual steel locking jaws which do a phenomenal job of gripping the kingpin which makes for a very smooth ride with little to no chucking. The B&W Companion...
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  • Highest Rated Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3775 is rated for 20,000 lbs which is the highest that B&W offers for the slider version. The only sliding option available with a slighty higher weight capacity is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550035 which is rated at 21,000 lbs. This hitch also has an auto-slide feature which means you don't have to get in and out of the truck to engage the slider. In order to use this hitch you will also need the Demco...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I have a solution for you, but the Curt A30 # C16070 is not a good hitch to use on a truck with a 6-1/2 foot bed. In order to avoid hitting the truck cab when turning or manuevering to park, which is a common issue encountered with towing 5th wheel trailers on a short truck bed, you would need a sliding hitch like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3775 or a Sidewinder pin box like the # RP34FR. The Companion hitch fits in the factory prep package pucks to give you a solution that leaves your...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Truck That Has a Recessed Gooseneck Hitch
  • To tow a 5th wheel trailer with your truck that has a Hauler bed and a recessed gooseneck hitch installed, there are a few different options. Since the goosneck hitch is already installed the easiest way would be to adapt either the truck or trailer so you can hook up and tow. The first option is an adapter that replaces your pin box on your trailer. They are specifically designed to fit certain pin boxes, but this is the most secure permanent solution. Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck...
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  • How to Convert 18K Demco Hijacker to Fit Puck System on a 2019 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4' Bed
  • We do have a few options for you to get your 18K Demco Hijacker # DM8550034 to fit the puck system on your 2019 Ford F-250 with the 6-3/4' bed! Your current system uses the side plates # DM6003 which are compatible with the standard base rails like you said. For your Hijacker to work with your puck system you can either swap out those side plates with the part # DM6033, which will give you the same setup as part # DM8550024, or you can just use the Rail Adapter # DM6175. The rail adapter...
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  • How to Lock B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package
  • In order to lock the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package # BWRVK3305 (25,000 lbs) or # BWRVK3300 (20,000 lbs) you will need a padlock. The lock that will work is the Atwood AMPlock Padlock # AT89018 for a single lock or, if you want to lock both sides of the Companion, you can use the Master Lock Covered Solid Body Padlocks # 141T. All you need to do is attach the padlock to the handles at the spot pointed out in the accompanying photo. I have added links...
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  • All 5th Wheel Hitch Options for Factory RAM Towing Prep Package
  • There are several 5th wheel hitches that will fit the factory RAM towing prep package hole pattern. I'll list out the options we offer below along with a few recommendations. The article you found was likely an old article. RAM sort of botched the release of their OEM 5th wheel package back in 2012/2013 and they started selling trucks with the factory mounting kit before a hitch was actually designed and released. The trucks were sold for about 6 months before a hitch was actually released....
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  • Fixed or Sliding Hitch For 2020 Chevy 3500HD Towing A 2020 Grand Design Reflection
  • If you have a short bed 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD with the factory towing puck system you will want the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package part # BWRVK3775 to make sure you have clearance between the king pin and cab. If you have a long bed the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package part # BWRVK3710 fixed hitch is what you need because the truck bed is long enough to not worry about cab clearance during sharper turns. The...
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  • Comparing the Curt A25 and B&W Companion for a 2018 Ram 3500
  • The Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16046 is a great 5th wheel hitch but I believe it pales in comparison to the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600. There are a few reason I feel this way. The first is that the A25 actually only has a 24,000 lb weight capacity whereas the Companion has a 25,000 lb weight capacity. This may not be as big of a selling point to some but if you will be nearing the weight capacity of the hitch then it will be best to have the added...
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Install Kit Recommended for Use with Air Spring Suspension on 2019 Ford F-150
  • I appreciate the time you've spent researching all the different products; I'm happy to offer you my expert recommendation to facilitate your purchasing decision. The Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch # C16120 and the Reese 16K # RP30047 are very similar but I'm going to give the advantage to the A16 because of its interlocking jaws which provide a superior connection, built-in color-coded lock indicator, and built in zerk fittings (easy lubrication points). The Curt Custom Installation Kit #...
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  • Comparing The Curt A25 and B&W Companion For a 2019 Ram 3500
  • I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package part # BWRVK3600 over the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package part # C16046 because of it's higher weight capacity, 1" thick jaw and cam action handle. The Curt A25 and B&W are very comparable in quality and are both great options to tow the fifth wheel however, the B&W is going to provide you with an extra 1,000 lbs of weight capacity if you ever decide to upgrade your fifth wheel...
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  • Determining Hitch Height Needed To Tow Trailer Level On 2020 GMC Sierra 3500
  • The correct height setting is going to vary by trailer but you can get there taking some measurements. First make sure your trailer is on level ground and then measure from the ground up to the bottom of the king pin. Then on your truck take a measurement from the ground to the truck bed floor where the hitch will sit. The difference in these two measurements will give you the hitch height so that the trailer is level. Next take a couple measurements to see what kind of bed rail...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch and Gooseneck Hitch For GM Factory Pucks In 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • I recommend to use the B&W Companion 25K Fifth Wheel part # BWRVK3715 in the puck system of your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500. The Companion features a thick 1" jaw design for 360 degree contact with the king pin. The 360 degree contact eliminates the annoying rattle you may experience with a looser jaw connection of the other brands. The Companion's cam action handle makes it so much more convenient to release the king pin even on unlevel terrain compared to other fifth wheel hitch heads...
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  • Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch vs. Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 Long Bed With Factory Pucks
  • The Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16046 is my strong recommendation for your 2019 Ram 3500 with factory pucks over the Curt Q25 # C16049 because of the A25's superior jaw system. The A25 is also easier to install and uninstall from your Ram than the Q25, and the A25 is compatible with a Sidewinder (or the OEM version called a Reese Revolution) while the Q25 is not. The A25 is an upgraded model of the Q25, and the improvement started with the jaw system....
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  • How Pick Arm Location for B and W Companion Hitch for 2019 Ford F-250 with Factory Rail Kit
  • Since you have a 2019 Ford F-250 short bed with the factory rail kit the correct B and W Companion Slider hitch is the # BWRVK3370 and the # BWRVK3400-5W you referenced. I attached a picture that explains all of the arm location positions for you to check out. I'd go with the rear most position since you have a short bed truck. It gives you better clearance but the king pin will still be carried 1 inch in front of the truck's rear axle.
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  • Demco Hijacker or PullRite SuperGlide for Short Bed on a 2016 Ram 2500
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 is definitely the better option over the PullRite SuperGlide 4400. Although they do share some similarities (like the autosliding function, single-jaw to secure the king pin, and cushioned heads) the Demco stands out because it has 3 different height settings, 15-1/4", 16-1/2", and 18", features a 3/4" steel locking bar to reinforce the king pin connection, and doesn't require a locking plate unless you are using a special pin box. The PullRite...
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  • Difference Between Curt Q24, Q25 and A25 5th Wheel Hitches for Ford Fifth Wheel Towing Package
  • That's a good question and the only difference between the Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 and Curt Q25 # C16039 fifth wheel hitches for your 2019 Ford Super Duty with the Fifth Wheel Towing Package is the head unit: the Q25 head is rated for 25,000 lbs while the head of the Q24 is rated for 24,000 lbs due to its slightly reinforced square body. That said, both of the hitches have legs that are rated for 24,000 lbs, which means the towing capacity of both remains 24,000 lbs. The Curt A25 #...
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  • Replacement B&W Companion Slider Base for 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Factory Pucks
  • The correct B&W Companion slider base for the factory pucks on your new 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 is the part # BWRVB3775. This will hook right up to your existing Companion head so that it can mount to the pucks in your truck bed. The whole hitch including both the head and slider base is part # BWRVK3775 GM changed the puck configurations for the 2020 model Silverados so the Replacement Slider Base # BWRVB3770 that you referenced, which was designed for 2016-2019 Chevy/GMC trucks,...
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  • Which is Better Auto Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 2500: Pullrite or Demco
  • For your 2019 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory fifth wheel rail kit I recommend the Demco Hijacker autoslide part # DM8550034 for an 18k hitch or part # DM8550035 for a 21k hitch with the adapter plate part # DM6099 over the Pullrite hitches for a few reasons. The hitch head on the Hijacker has built-in brackets that hold it to your pin box since it needs to lock to the pin box as you make turns to allow the slider mechanism to automatically operate. The Pullrite option requires...
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  • Adapter to Fit Husky 16k Slider 5th Wheel Hitch on 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 w/ Factory Tow Prep Pkg
  • As long as the mounting tabs of your Husky 5th wheel hitch are either 20-1/2 inches or 29 inches apart, center to center measured side to side (see photo), there is an adapter available from Demco, part # DM6333. The adapter will drop into the existing pucks in your 2020 Silverado 2500 (you might need to make a few slight height adjustments) and then your hitch will attach to the adapter just as it would to regular bed rails. I've linked you to a product demonstration video featuring...
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  • Can the Non-Slider B&W Companion Hitch Be Used on a 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed
  • For a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3710 or part # BWRVK3775 over the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C84FR. The reason for this is because the cam-action handle on the B&W Companion makes a world of difference when it comes to uncoupling the trailer on un-level ground. In order to determine if a sliding fifth wheel hitch is needed, you will have to do some measuring as clearances change for each truck/trailer. In...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Ford F450 Pickup With OEM Tow Prep Package
  • We've got just what you're looking for. The B&W Companion, # BWRVK3300 for a 20K or # BWRVK3305 for a 25K capacity hitch would work perfectly for you. The hitches are designed to drop into the factory pucks in the truck bed (might require a bit of initial adjustment of the feet on the hitch) and latch into place. B&W hitches are made to be super-durable, and feature a 1 inch thick hitch jaw. This holds the trailer king pin very tightly for excellent ride quality without all the banging...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Long Bed
  • For your 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Long Bed (8 foot) we have several options of fifth wheel trailer hitches. My favorite is the B & W fifth wheel hitch. They have a really nice finish to them that looks good in any truck, and the powder coat is very durable, so it resists scratches pretty well. The biggest reason for me favoring B & W hitches is the ease of install, out of every fifth wheel I have installed, B & W seems to be the most straight forward and install the smoothest. Which...
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  • Curt A25 vs B&W Companion for 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed with Factory Puck System Prep Package
  • While both are high-quality hitches that fit your 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 long bed, the B&W Companion is considered the best 5th wheel hitch in the industry. The Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C24FR has a very good dual-jaw system and a nice, easy-to-use color-coded indicator system for coupling and uncoupling, which is why people really like it. That said, the Companion is in a different category because of its immense jaws, cushioned bushings, and pivoting head, which combine to give...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch Options for a 2019 Ford F-250 with 6-1/2 Bed and OEM Prep Package
  • Although "best" can be a relative term, we have 2 sliding 5th wheel hitches that rise to the top. Both of these fit directly to the OEM pucks in your 2019 Ford F-250 so that when/if you remove them you will have a clean truck bed. The most popular 5th wheel hitch for your F-250 is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3370. This is considered by most to be the best 5th wheel hitch out there due to the solid construction, 1" thick dual locking jaws, fully-articulating head that can be easily removed,...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Automatic Sliding Hitch for Ford Factory Prep Package Puck System
  • For your 2015 Ford F-350 with 6-3/4 foot bed and SRW 4x4 there are many fits for your factory prep package. I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 18K # DM8550024 which will adjust to give you turning clearance as you drive. This hitch will fit in your OEM pucks as will larger 21K # DM8550038 if you have a heavier trailer. You may also want to consider adding a second 7-way in the bed of your truck using...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 Bed and Aluminum Body
  • I have 2 different recommendations for your 2018 Ford F-150 with the 6-1/2' bed. They are both excellent options that provide different conveniences of their own. Please note that any hitch that installs in the bed of a pickup will be attached to the frame of the vehicle. This means that the pin weight will be placed on the steel frame of your F-150 and not the aluminum bed. Since the pin weight would relate to the payload you just need to be sure that you are not exceeding the weight ratings,...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Short Bed With Factory Puck System
  • The best fifth wheel hitch for your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty short bed with the fifth wheel prep package is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide because you will never again need to get out of your truck just to make a turn, and because it uses a strong single-piece jaw which ensures a complete, secure connection to your king pin. The Hijacker will fit directly in the puck system of your 2019 F-350, as you can see in the accompanying photo, and is available in two different towing capacities,...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitches for a 2020 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • The two best fifth wheel hitches for a 2020 Ram 2500 is the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16046 and the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600. I recommend the B&W Companion OEM because it has a cam action handle which will allow you to uncouple the trailer on unlevel ground. If you were to try and uncouple with the Curt A25 on unlevel ground then the handle would be very stiff and most likely would not be able to release or at least not without a lot of force. The...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for my 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6 3/4 Bed With Puck System
  • You can go with a Demco Hijacker UMS Double Pivot 5th Wheel Hitch part # DM37VR and a sidewinder like the Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret part # RP34FR depending on what your pin box is and it will work out well. The Sidewinder Wedge Kit part # RP74FR is what you will want for the puck between your fifth wheel and pin box to lock out the connection point and allow the pivot point on the Sidewinder to move. There are not currently any Curt fifth wheels designed...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch That Fits Pucks of 2019 Ford F-350 With 8-Foot Bed
  • There are a few hitches that fit directly in the puck system of your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty and have a capacity of more than 20,000 lbs: - 21,000 lbs: Demco Hijacker UMS Double Pivot 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550033 - 24,000 lbs: Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16036 - 25,000 lbs: B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3305 - 26,500 lbs: Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Wiring Harness # RP30871 Of these options, the best hitch is the B&W Companion because of...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-250 with and without Factory Puck System
  • I can absolutely make a 5th wheel hitch recommendation for your potential 2020 Ford F-250, whether you get it with the factory puck system in the bed or not. Starting with my recommendation for the factory puck setup, I really like the Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch # C16036. This will drop right down into those pucks and it features an interlocking 2-jaw system that will completely wrap around the trailer's king pin. What this does is not only provide an extremely secure connection with...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for my 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed with a Jayco Eagle
  • I really like the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30921 that you looked at. This will give you adjustment up and down for camper to bed clearance. On initial set up I would choose the second from top option with the higher bed sides of your F-250. A slight upgrade would be the B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package part # BWRVK3300. This uses a superior 360 degree contact jaws to ensure nice smooth operation. It is really easy to use as well. With...
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  • Best Auto-Slide 5th Wheel Hitch Needed for 2019 Ford F-250 With Short Bed
  • An autoslide 5th wheel hitch is going to make your life much, much simpler if you are towing a 5th wheel trailer with a short bed truck like your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The best autoslide hitch is the Demco Hijacker because of its highly secure jaw system which ensures a complete, secure connection to your trailer's king pin as well as its cushioned head which will give you a smoother and quieter ride while towing. The Hijacker is available in two different towing capacities, 18,000...
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  • B&W Gooseneck for 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • I reached out to my contact over at B&W and got some answers for you. They confirmed that the king pin will sit behind the rear axle just based on how Chevy set up the system in the bed. When using the fixed model part # BWRVK3710 it will be 1.5"-3" behind depending on how you set the pivot arms and on the slider model part # BWRVK3775 it will sit 2"-4" behind it again depending on how you set the pivot arms. This will not have a huge effect on the handling, braking or stability...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 6-1/2 FT bed, OEM Prep Package Pulling a 12000 LB Fifth Wheel
  • On your 2019 Ram 3500 SRW Mega Cab 6-1/2 ft bed with the OEM prep package pulling a 12000 lb camper I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs and Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package Item # C16521 and item # C16022. This kit gives you everything you are looking for. It is light enough for one person to install and remove because the head can be separated from the base, the base can be separated from the rails....
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  • Does 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed Need Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch and Hitch Options
  • You are right about the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed being slightly longer than the 2016 models; according to Chevy, the 2020 short bed is 82.25 inches while the 2016 short bed is 78.9 inches. That isn't enough of a difference to negate needing a sliding hitch. Even if your use of the slider is limited, it only takes one instance of taking a turn slightly too sharp for your trailer to crash into the cab of your Chevy, causing potentially significant damage to both the truck and trailer....
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  • Recommended B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty With Factory Rails
  • The recommended B&W Companion for your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty with the factory puck system will depend on what bed size you have as well as the amount you are looking to tow. If your '19 F-350 is a 6-3/4' short bed the Companion you need is the sliding model # BWRVK3370. If your F-350 is an 8' long bed you have two options depending on the capacity you need. The Companion # BWRVK3300 has a 20,000 lb towing capacity while the Companion # BWRVK3305 has a 25,000 lb capacity. All...
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  • Which Fifth Wheel Hitch Fits 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For 2020 Chevy redesigned the factory fifth wheel rail kits so the hitches like the Curt you mentioned for the older models will not also fit the 2020 model. So Curt instead now has an A20 fifth wheel hitch that fits the rail kit directly with the part # C16070 but I would recommend the B and W Companion # BWRVK3715 instead as the Companion hitches are widely regarded as the best hitches on the market. They're made in the USA, they are very well built to last a long time, their jaw design...
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  • How To Mount a B&W Patriot On a 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • If you have a B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch like part # BWRVK3270 or part # BWRVK3255 then you can use the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16429-204 to install on a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit does not require any drilling into the frame and comes with everything that you need save for tools. It will be a perfect fit for the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch. That said, the B&W Custom Installation Kit is not currently...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 with Factory Towing Prep Package
  • I recommend the B&W Companion for a fifth wheel hitch in your 2019 Ford F-350. The thick dual jaw design reduces the rattle between the hitch and king pin and is regarded as one of the best hitches around. They're also made in the USA. If your truck is a long bed then you can use the fixed hitch, part # BWRVK3300. If you have the short bed you may need the sliding version, part # BWRVK3370. It just depends on your trailer. If yours is designed for short bed trucks and has a tapered...
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  • Is BAKFlip Cover Compatible with 5th Wheel Towing for 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty with Short Bed
  • Thank you for all of the great info! While you technically could have enough room to make turns with the B&W Companion # BWRVK3370 and the BAKFlip MX4 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK48330, from what I could find out I think you're only going to have a few inches of clearance so I'm a bit hesitant to say the these will for sure fit together and you'll be safe (the BAKFlip will take up about 25" of your bed just for reference). Instead I recommend using a retractable cover like the Pace Edwards...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 With Factory Prep Package
  • For the best possible towing experience I highly recommend the B&W Companion because of its prodigious jaws, cushioned bushings, and pivoting head, all of which combine to give you the smoothest, most comfortable way to tow with your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500. The exact one for you will depend on if you have a short or long bed and the weight capacity you want. - B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package (20,000 lbs) # BWRVK3775 - B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-450 Long Bed with Factory Puck System
  • The highest capacity 5th wheel hitch for your 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty pickup with the factory prep is the Reese Elite series hitch # RP30871 which is rated for 26,500-lbs towing. The next highest capacity comes from the 25K-rated B&W Companion # BWRVK3305. I really like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3305 and I recommend it over the Reese despite the slightly lower 25K capacity. I recommend the B&W because it is USA-made and has a build quality that is superior to the Reese and also to...
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  • Weight of B & W Companion BWRVK3600
  • The fifth wheel hitches weigh anywhere from around 175 lbs up to about 250 lbs. This being said, some of them like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 can be easily broken down into two more manageable pieces with the hitch head weighing about 65 and the legs weighing about 135. There are other hitches that break down into lighter component parts like the Reese # RP30918 but the head is more difficult to remove. To further make installation/removal easier, if you have a hoist available...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ram 2500 without Factory Puck System
  • For your 2020 Ram 2500 that's not equipped with the factory puck system I really like the Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30081 along with the Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit # RP50054-58. The Select Plus 5th Wheel Hitch features a robust single-piece self-latching jaw that will wrap completely around the trailer's king pin, creating both an extremely secure connection with the trailer and a smooth, quiet ride during travel. The Select Plus also features a unique 9" wide...
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  • Who Makes the Mopar 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Curt is the manufacturer of the Mopar branded 5th wheel trailer hitches. For example, the Mopar 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part 82214742 is the same as the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16530-16021 and the Mopar 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part 82214743 is the same as the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16049.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 With Factory Prep Package
  • The fifth wheel hitch I strongly recommend for your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 is the B&W Companion because of how secure its jaws are and the quiet ride it gives you compared to other fifth wheel hitches on the market. The Companion will fit directly into your '19 Sierra 3500's puck system and is available with either a 20,000 lb towing capacity at part # BWRVK3700 or a 25,000 lb towing capacity at part # BWRVK3705. This hitch is considered by many to be the best fifth wheel hitch available....
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  • Difference Between Reese 5th Airborne Sidewinder # RP61422 and Reese 61422 14-8920
  • The Reese 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin # RP61422 referenced in your question is an excellent option to replace the factory pin box on your trailer. Based on my research, there is absolutely no difference between this product and the other model that you mentioned; they are identical. The difference in model numbers is simply due to the seller and how they choose to organize their parts. The manufacturer product number, which is 61422, is the same. This product is...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LTZ Short Bed Towing a High Country 380TH
  • The absolute best 5th wheel hitch to use on your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ while pulling a Keystone Montana High Country 380TH is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550034. The Hijacker is unique in that it has an auto sliding feature that will move the pivot point away from the cab during sharp turns to avoid interference. It also has a wraparound locking jaw which will provide excellent security of the king pin. In order to use the Hijacker with the...
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  • How To Close Tonneau Cover with Reese M5 5th Wheel Hitch Installed
  • In regards to the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package part # RP30922, the handle does point upward therefore preventing a tonneau cover from being closed. That said, not to worry as we offer a replacement handle for this hitch which is designed to allow a tonneau cover to be closed due to its low-profile, the Replacement Low Profile Handle part # RP58553 which works with all Reese M5 5th Wheel Hitches.
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  • Below Bed Base Rails for 2002 Ford F-250 and Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • You can absolutely use the 18,000 lb Demco Hijacker Autoslide with the underbed rails on your 2002 Ford F-250 crew cab. What you need are the following: - Underbed Rail and Installation Kit for Demco Hijacker # DM8551000 - Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider - 18,000 lbs # DM8550022 As you mentioned, this is also compatible with the 21,000 lb version of the Hijacker # DM8550037. Additionally, if your '02 F-250 has the factory 7-way but you need a 5th wheel...
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  • Does Short Bed 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Need to Use Slider Hitch Towing 2020 Montana 3741FK
  • The towing capacity for the 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD with the diesel engine is very impressive. I did some checking and it looks to be 27,500 lbs which means the trailer you are considering that weighs 13,755 lbs would be very easily towable. Now whether you need a slider hitch with the short bed does come down to a few factors since the short bed you mentioned is a bit longer than usual. If the trailer has a tapered nose and an extended pin box you most likely would not need a slider...
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  • How to Lock the B&W Companion to OEM Puck System on a 2020 Ram 3500
  • It isn't a bad idea to add some security to your B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3600 while it's installed on your 2020 Ram 3500. You can actually use a lock in place of the pins that are used for securing the legs. The lock just has to have a 1/4" diameter shackle like the Atwood # AT89018.
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  • Difference Between Curt Q24, Q25 and A25 for 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty with OEM Puck Package
  • I'll start off by addressing the Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 and Q25 # C16039, which are basically the same hitch and will provide no difference in performance. Both of these hitches are designed to fit in the OEM puck system on the 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty and both are rated for a 24000-lbs capacity; the head on the Q25 is rated for 25000-lbs, but the legs are only rated for 24000-lbs so you will be limited to the capacity of the lowest rated component. When it comes to comparing the...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 With Factory Prep Package and Sidewinder Pin Box
  • The best fixed fifth wheel hitch that will work with your Sidewinder and fit in the pucks of the short bed 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 is the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3710 (20,000 lbs) or # BWRVK3715 (25,000 lbs). The reason this hitch is the best is because it will give you the most comfortable towing experience due to the Companion's superior quality compared to other hitches. The massive jaw system and cushioned bushings are what separates...
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  • How to Tell if 2018 Ford F-250 Has Puck System to use Demco Hijacker Autoslide
  • While the best and most certain way to tell if your 2018 Ford F-250 has the puck system is to call your local Ford dealer with your VIN, it should be pretty easy to tell otherwise. If your bed looks like the accompanying photo - with four accessible holes (pucks) and a gooseneck in the middle - you have the puck system. You can also tell based on how your B&W Companion mounts. If you insert it into the pucks you have the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider for Ford...
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  • Best Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The best autosliding 5th wheel hitch on the market is the Demco Hijacker which comes in a variety of options depending on what your 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty is equipped with. If your Super Duty has the OEM Prep Package then we have the 18K # DM8550024 and the 21K # DM8550038 options which secure directly to the pucks in your bed. For a Super Duty that doesn't have the OEM Prep Package you can either use the 18K # DM8550034 or the 21K # DM8550035 with the above-bed rails # DM8552031-71...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 or 2019 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For a 2018 or 2019 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit pucks, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3670 if your have a 6-1/2 foot bed. If you have the 8 foot bed I recommend the fixed # BWRVK3600. These are both excellent hitches that are designed specifically for your truck. This Companion hitch sets itself apart from the competition with the 1 inch thick dual jaws as well as the fact it is made in the USA. These hitch options offer cam action...
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  • How Much Does the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3305 Weigh
  • The shipping weight of the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3305 is 152 lbs so it will be just under that after you remove the packaging. Although it is still pretty hefty, the head unit part # BWRVC3006 can easily be removed off of the base unit # BWRVB3305 to help make moving the whole hitch more manageable. The head unit itself weighs in at about 70 lbs so it is almost half of the weight of the whole hitch. If you would like something that is a bit lighter then you can...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6-3/4 Ft Bed with OEM Puck System
  • The Curt Q20 # C57FR is confirmed to fit 2020+ GM 2500 and 3500 model trucks with the factory OEM Prep Package. The Curt Q20 # C16530-16025 is designed to fit 2016 - 2019 model year GM 2500s and 3500s with the factory OEM Prep Package. GM changed the layout of the prep package for the 2020 model year, so these 5th wheel hitches needed a slight update. Both of these fixed Curt hitches are great for long bed trucks or 5th wheels that have a Sidewinder pin box. For your 2020 Silverado...
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  • Comparing the Pullrite SuperGlide and Demco Hijacker for a Ram 3500
  • The Pullrite SuperGlide 2315 is a great 5th wheel hitch in general however, it won't be best for your 2018 Ram 3500. The reason for this is because the height of it cannot be adjusted and the new Ram has pretty tall besides so you are going to need a 5th wheel hitch that can be adjusted vertically to account for this. For that, the best option we have for you that will allow you to retain the auto-slide function is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550035 with...
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  • Curt A16 vs B&W Companion for 2020 F-250 Towing Trailer with Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
  • Since you have a Lippert Turning Point pin box on your Reflection 5th wheel you can safely use a stationary 5th wheel hitch. We recommend using a sliding 5th wheel hitch with a short bed truck when the trailer has a standard pin box because there is usually a clearance issue with the trailer making contact with the truck cab on tight turns. The Turning Point takes that issue out of the equation. I personally like the B&W Companion 5th wheel hitches because they are easy to install, put...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Chevy Silverado Short Bed without Factory Prep Package
  • The best 5th wheel hitch available for the new 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with the 6.9 foot bed and without the factory prep package is the B&W Companion Slider # BWRVK3400-5W along with the Installation Kit # BWGNRK1020-5W. The B&W Companion line of hitches are considered by many to be the absolute best on the market. This is in large part due to its heavy-duty construction that includes 1 inch thick dual jaws that provide an incredibly secure connection to the trailer that not only...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ram 2500 without Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2020 Ram 2500 I highly recommend the Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30083, along with the Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit # RP50054-58. The Reese Select Plus Hitch features a superior forged single-piece self-latching jaw that wraps completely around the trailer king pin for an extremely secure connection and a smooth, quiet ride during travel. I also really like its unique 9" wide funnel (most other models have a 6" opening) that allows for easier guiding when...
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  • Weight of B&W Companion Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • I'd be happy to give you the weight of the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # BWRVK3400-5W. I checked with the manufacturer, and the head of the Companion weighs 75 lbs and the base weighs 212 lbs for a total of 287 lbs. It's an extremely durable, high-quality hitch that is built to last. Like all sliding 5th wheel hitches, it is heavy, but if you want to take it out of your truck, there is a part made to do that, the B&W 5th Wheel Lifting Device # BWRVXA3130. You...
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  • 5th Wheel Recommendations for a 2020 Ford F-350 Short Bed with OEM Puck System
  • There are 2 hitches that have risen above all the rest when it comes to 5th wheel towing and that is the B&W Companion which comes with a 20K # BWRVK3370 weight rating, and the Demco Hijacker Autoslide which comes with 18K # DM8550024 and 21K # DM8550038 weight ratings. Both options mount directly to the puck system on your 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty so you won't need an adapter kit, and they are both made in the USA. The main differences are that the B&W can sit higher at 19", it...
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  • Fifth Wheel Recommendation for 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 with OEM Rail Kit
  • The hitch I recommend for your 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 long bed is the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3715 which has a 25k capacity. This USA made hitch has the highest quality, ease of use, and overall reliability. It's also made in the USA and easily breaks down into smaller sections to make installing/removing a bit easier.
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