Filter Questions and Answers:

reset filter

Expert Answers about Fifth Wheel


  • Will Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 Fit Curt X5 Base Rail Adapter # 16310
  • I do have a great option for you, however the Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter # 16310 is not compatible with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch # DM8550034 that you referenced. There is actually not a base rail adapter for the B&W Gooseneck Hitch available that will work well with an auto-sliding hitch. These types of hitches simply put too much torque onto the adapter rails when they are sliding which leads to an unsafe setup. If you have a B&W Gooseneck Hitch installed on...
    view full answer...

  • Are There Replacement Legs for Curt A20 Hitch Compatible with 2016 Ram Factory Pucks?
  • For your 2016 Ram 3500, if you already have the Curt A20 hitch # C16140 then you will simply use the Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs for Ram Towing Prep Package - 24,000 lbs # C16021. If you don't yet have the hitch then you will want the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16044. Curt doesn't have a handle replacement for that hitch so that length is all they offer. You could easily fabricate an extension for that handle since it bolts into place.
    view full answer...

  • 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-250 With Short Bed
  • Your 2019 Ford F-250 with a short bed is going to need a sliding fifth wheel hitch unless your fifth wheel trailer has a Sidewinder such as # RP61421; otherwise a sliding hitch is necessary to ensure your trailer does not come into contact with your truck's cab and damaging it. The good news is there is one great option for a fifth wheel hitch that is going to make your towing experience with a short bed truck much easier because it won't require you to get out of your truck and activate...
    view full answer...

  • Weight of B&W Companion Slider Hitch BWRVK3770 for GM Prep Package
  • The complete assembled B&W Companion Hitch # BWRVK3770 for the GM/Chevy factory prep weighs right about 250-lbs. Most of this weight is in the slider base (about 175-lbs) but the removable head assembly weighs 74-lbs so taking this part off first makes handling this outstanding hitch a bit easier.
    view full answer...

  • Do Fifth Wheel Hitches Have Maintenance Schedules
  • In the owners manual of fifth wheel hitches there will be a section that covers the maintenance schedule. I am not totally sure what you you have but for the Pro Series hitch part # PS30119 here's what Pro Series recommends. Basically you will need to check the tightness of the bolts every thousand miles and torque to spec. The nuts and bolts that attach the head support to the leg aligning bolts will need to be torqued to 75 ft lbs. There is also some maintenance that should be...
    view full answer...

  • Rail Kit Recommendation to Install Reese Signature Series Fifth Wheel in 2005 Ford Super Duty
  • We have just what you need. You'll want to install the Reese Elite underbed rail kit part # RP30142 which is a confirmed fit for your 2005 Ford F-Series Super Duty and then to adapt your Signature Series hitch to fit Elite rails you'd need just the part # RP58419 since the feet are slightly different and you'd be set.
    view full answer...

  • Are Locking Plates Needed for Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch and MORryde Pin Box
  • The Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch, like # DM8550022 or # DM8550034, is compatible with a MORryde pin box; the correct part is going to be Demco Hijacker Autoslide Locking Plate for MOR/ryde Pin Boxes # DM6025. The reason you need this locking plate is that it is going to stop your king pin from pivoting inside your Hijacker. The guides on your hitch you are currently talking about would not be enough to do what the locking plate does and prevent the rotation. The twisting during...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Ford OEM Compatible Legs for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For your Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16130 you can simply swap out the legs to the Ford OEM compatible # C16017. This will make your Q20 head compatible and there is no need to purchase a completely new hitch since you are happy with the one you have.
    view full answer...

  • Converting Fixed Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch to Slider for Cab Clearance with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • It sounds like you have the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch model # RP30047. If this is the case then you can simply replace the fixed legs with the Reese Square Tube Slider # RP30048 in order to convert it to a sliding model. Please keep in mind though that while a sliding hitch will certainly provide you with more cab clearance compared to a fixed unit, typically with a 5-1/2 foot bed a pivoting pin box on the trailer is needed to allow for 90 degree turns. The Reese slider will offer 10...
    view full answer...

  • How Heavy of a 5th Wheel Trailer Can a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD 4.8L V8 Tow
  • The towing capacity of a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD with the 4.8L V8 engine can vary from 4,100 lbs to 7,600 lbs depending on transmission type, axle ratio, cab configuration, and box length. If you can provide me with these additional metrics then I would be glad to give you an exact capacity but if not you can take a look starting at page 4-60 in your owner's manual for the listed towing capacities. The weight of a 2001 Terry 5th Wheel Trailer can also vary from 5,740 lbs to...
    view full answer...

  • Troubleshooting Ford OEM Reese 27500 lb 5th Wheel Hitch Head Not Locking King Pin
  • The Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 26,500 lbs # RP30871 is the closest option we have to the factory Reese hitch. It uses the same head and there is an old tech bulletin that addressed a premature latching due to a lubrication issue. I've attached that info for you. This may be a similar solution, but we have not seen this as a common problem.
    view full answer...

  • Comparing the Reese Sidewinder and MORryde Rotating Pin Boxes
  • If you do not want to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch then your only option is a fixed 5th wheel hitch with a rotating pin box. I personally prefer the Reese Sidewinder Rotating Pin Box over the MORryde Rotating Pin Box because there are custom wedges available for this pin box whereas MORryde only offers a universal wedge. The wedge will be required to prevent the pivot point for occuring inside the jaws of the 5th wheel hitch. The universal wedges can cause excessive chucking issues as...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed and 2016 Heartland Oakmont 325e
  • For your 2019 Silverado 2500 HD with 6.5 foot bed, the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16066 you mentioned is great if you want to use a Sidewinder pin box like # RP61420 or air ride Sidewinder # RP61422. I can't confirm that the tapered front of your trailer would allow for turning clearances with a fixed mounted hitch without this and would hate to have your new truck and trailer damaged. If you don't want to add that style pin box to give you...
    view full answer...

  • Determining Cab Clearance with 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed and 102 Inch Wide Trailer
  • In order to determine cab clearance with your new 2019 Ford F-250 and 5th wheel trailer there is a formula that you can use. The formula is as follows: (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from center of fifth wheel hitch jaw to truck cab B = Clearance provided from sliding hitch or pivoting pin box C = Width of trailer divided by 2 (to get half) We can start by just assuming a fixed 5th wheel hitch to give us a base number to go from, in which case B will equal zero. This...
    view full answer...

  • Causes for Excess Play in 5th Wheel Hitch Jaws
  • The reasons the jaw mechanism in a 5th wheel hitch might fail to completely close around the king pin could include a need for normal periodic lubrication, excessive wear in the jaws themselves or on the king pin, or that the jaw locking mechanism was not fully locked. 5th wheel hitches come with several types of jaw mechanisms and some simply do a better job than others when it comes to completely surrounding and gripping the notch on the king pin. An entry level hitch such as the Pro...
    view full answer...

  • Which Fifth Wheel Hitch Allows for Easiest Connection on Unlevel Ground
  • The more level you can get your truck and trailer when hitching up the easier of a time you'll have. That said, the fifth wheel hitch that allows the most side to side movement is the Curt Q20 part # C16130 which has a spherical axial bearing that allows the head to pivot more than other options. It's hard to say if it would be enough to allow your connection to happen easily but it's the best option around. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...

  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for a Ford F-450 with Factory Prep Package and 22,000 Lb Towing Capacity
  • The absolute best 5th wheel trailer hitch for your Ford F-450 will depend on if you have the short 6-3/4' bed or the long 8' bed. If you have the short bed I recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider part # C16545-16020. If you have the long bed then I recommend the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16036. The Curt A25 fixed and Curt Q24 slider are actually going to be your only options for a trailer with a gross trailer weight (GTW) of 22,000 lbs. They are both...
    view full answer...

  • Upgrading Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford OEM Puck Compatibility
  • Since you have the Demco Hijacker Autoslide and a Ford truck with OEM pucks you simply need the Replacement Side Plates for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Ford Super Duty # DM6033. This will make your hitch fit your factory pucks perfectly whether the hitch itself is rated for 18K or 25K.
    view full answer...

  • How to Discourage Theft of B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Locks are primarily deterrents to theft. No lock on any given product can absolutely prevent theft, and just as you say with enough time and the correct tools a nasty person could steal just about anything. If your pickup were parked unguarded for a long time a thief might instead steal your truck wheels since they at least can be rolled! The handles on the B&W Companion # BWRVK3670 base can be locked
    view full answer...

  • Can a 5th Wheel Hitch From a 2018 Ram 2500 Be Used On a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The installation procedures for a 5th wheel hitch will be different on a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 when compared to a 2018 Ram 2500. The main difference between them is that the 2018 Ram 2500 has the factory prep package option which means you can use a hitch such as the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package part # C16530-16021 which just drops into place. If this is the process you are referring to then that is not possible on your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 because it could...
    view full answer...

  • Can the Jaws on the Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch Be Adjusted
  • The slide bar locking jaw on the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16115 is not adjustable. Unfortunately, the play that you have between the slide bar and kingpin is common with the slide bar locking jaw system as they just don't grip the kingpin as tightly. The play between the slide bar and kingpin is not really a security concern but it will attribute to excessive chucking. The option I have for you to grip the kingpin tighter which will in turn reduce chucking is to switch...
    view full answer...

  • Should Head of B&W Companion Hitch Position so that Hitch is In Front Or Behind Axle
  • For a long bed truck the best towing experience will be to have the arms in a position that allows the king pin to sit just forward of the rear axle. Long bed trucks have plenty of turning clearance so allowing the hitch to sit further forward helps distribute the weight of the trailer better on the truck's suspension.
    view full answer...

  • Guide for Picking out Truck for Fifth Wheel Towing
  • We have a really detailed guide for picking out the best truck for fifth wheel towing that I attached a link to on this page. For a trailer as heavy as yours though your best option is to go with long bed, diesel truck with a dually rear wheel axle as new as you can afford.
    view full answer...

  • Is There An Under Bed 5th Wheel Mount Kit for a 2011 Ram 1500 with the 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I do have an option for you but they do not make an under bed mounting kit for your 2011 Ram 1500 with the 5-1/2' bed. Therefore, the only option you have is the above bed base rails which I know is not what you want but unfortunately, your only option. The base rails can be a pain if you need to slide something in but other than that they really don't take up much space. I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30047 with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit...
    view full answer...

  • How Heavy of a 5th Wheel Trailer Can a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Tow
  • The 5th wheel towing capacity will be the same as the bumper pull towing capacity for a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500. It was not until the last 5 years or so that they gave them a different towing capacity for 5th wheel trailers. Therefore, if the dealer told you that your towing capacity is 12,000 lbs then that will be the heaviest 5th wheel trailer you can tow. However, I would be skeptical that the truck has a 12,000 lb towing capacity as the most well equipped 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 I was able...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit for Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch on 2018 Ram 1500
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs # AM3200 will work on your 2018 Ram 1500 with industry standard bed rails. For your bed rails I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204. This is a custom fit for your truck and is compatible with or without factory air suspension. These brackets will not require drilling into your frame and will allow you to utilize holes already present. You will still need to drill...
    view full answer...

  • Does Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Ram 3500 with Factory Puck System
  • We do have other fifth wheel hitches to fit into your Ram's factory puck system but right now the only Reese M5 hitch we carry is for the GM factory kit, part # RP30890. Instead I recommend the B&W Companion, part # BWRVK3600. It has 1 inch thick dual jaws that are regarded as some of the best on the market for reducing rattle between the king pin and hitch. The base fits into your Ram's pucks and the the head uses two handles to make it simple to install or uninstall by yourself. ...
    view full answer...

  • How to Sync Jaws on Curt Q Series 5th Wheel Hitch
  • If the jaws on the Curt Q Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch like # C16536 are out of sync and are not gripping the king pin properly you can follow the procedure shown on page 4 of the linked instructions. The section of the instructions that cover this also appear in the linked image taken from that page. The jaw system has a fixed half and a moving half and the procedure described corrects the position of the moving section of the jaw. This out-of-sync condition is caused by the locking...
    view full answer...

  • Does Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit # PS30128 Fit 1999 Dodge Ram 3500
  • Yes, the Pro Series fifth wheel hitch and rail kit part # PS30128 that you referenced does fit your 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed. For a 7-way to install in the bed of your truck to make connecting your trailer lights easier you would want the part # 41157. Most 7-ways will be at the rear of the truck near the bumper which doesn't work will with fifth wheel hitches. This kit installs in line with the 7-way at the rear of your truck and gives you a second one to install in the bed.
    view full answer...

  • Is a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Needed for a 2017 Ford F-250 6-3/4 Foot Bed with TurnTec Trailer
  • The tapered nose on your 2015 Coachmen Chapparal 336TSIK which is referred to as "TurnTec" should not require the use of a sliding 5th wheel hitch on your 2017 Ford F-250 with the 6-3/4' bed. The 6-3/4' bed is also on the longer side of what is classified as a short bed therefore you should have no issue with turning clearance between your truck and trailer. The correct 5th wheel hitch for you will depend on if you have the factory rail kit or the pucks installed in your truck bed from...
    view full answer...

  • Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Factory Pucks and Long Bed
  • I highly recommend the Reese M5 Fifth Wheel Hitch for your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the factory puck system because of its unique jaw system that optimizes the amount of contact it has with your king pin and its settings which allow more height and cab clearance than other fifth wheel hitches. The Reese M5 is available with a 20,000 lb capacity # RP30890 or 27,000 lb capacity # RP30895 and will fit directly in the pucks of your '19 Silverado. It uses a single-piece jaw that latches...
    view full answer...

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch With 30,000 lb Capacity for 2011 Ram 5500
  • There is a fifth wheel hitch that gets close to the capacity you need, the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30054 which has a 30,000 lb capacity, though not one that can exceed that. This hitch is designed to be used on cab and chassis trucks like your 2011 Ram 5500 may be and installation will require welding or other modification to your truck's frame as this hitch does not use base rails. The Reese # RP30054 has a double jaw system which locks onto the king pin for a...
    view full answer...

  • Are Safety Chains Required with B&W Patriot Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch?
  • 5th Wheel Trailer hitches like the B&W Patriot Sliding Hitch # BWRVK3270 do not require safety chains in any state like a Gooseneck or other style trailer would require. If you want to add chains you can use the Reese Safety Chain Kit with Clevis Hooks - 44" Long - 20,000 lbs - Qty 2 # RP49151 designed to be used with the Goose Box pin box. You will simply need to add a mount to your hitch itself or loop the chains around the base rails where the hitch connects because you need to keep...
    view full answer...

  • 2019 Ram Short Bed 2500 Compatibility with Andersen Ultimate Connection Hitch
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection Hitch # AM3200 will give your 2019 Ram 2500 short bed an offset to assist with turning clearance and you will be able to make a right hand turn that is 90 degrees with enough turning clearance because your trailer and truck won't be at that 90 degree angle as you make the turn. If you just wanted to make sure you can tow with that hitch, you will be able to do that you will just be limited when making sharp turns like around some gas pumps and you will...
    view full answer...

  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Nissan Titan XD with Factory Pucks and Rotating Pin Box
  • The best option for your 2016 Nissan Titan XD with the factory puck system is the the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Nissan Titan XD Towing Prep Package # C16520-16026. This hitch will still allow you to get the benefits of your Lippert Turning Point rotating pin box and not have to make any type of adjustments in terms of locking out or replacing it. There really is no reason to go with a sliding hitch and locking out your Turning Point when there are viable, high-quality fixed...
    view full answer...

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed with B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck
  • Companion slider is the way to go with part # BWRVK3400 for a couple reasons. The first being that any fifth wheel hitch you could install in the gooseneck hitch you have now can't be used with a pivoting pin box like the Mor/Ryde Orbital and because the Companion hitches are considered by nearly all RVers to be the best hitch solution around. This will easily install into the gooseneck hitch ball hole you have and you'd be set. If you'd be willing to totally remove your gooseneck...
    view full answer...

  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-250 with OEM Prep Package
  • The 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty does have tall bed rails so you will need to get a hitch with the highest available height of 18-3/4" and a truck with the puck system will be the easiest way to install a hitch. The best fifth wheel hitch for your 2019 Ford F-250 is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 which has a 20,000 lb capacity or the # BWRVK3305 which has a 25,000 lb capacity because it does have a maximum height of 18-3/4" and an impressive jaw system that enhances the connection to your...
    view full answer...

  • How Heavy is Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ram 3500
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550037 has a shipping weight of just over 330 lbs though the head unit and base install separately. Still, it's a two-person job to remove it from the bed of your 2016 Ram 3500, even in a couple of pieces. Most fifth wheel hitches are going to be cumbersome, at the least, to regularly take in and out of the bed of your truck and the advantages of the Hijacker far outweigh its disadvantages. For starters, when you do...
    view full answer...

  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed and Turning Point Pin Box
  • Like a Sidewinder, the Turning Point Pin Box has a rotating turret so the pivot point is no longer at the king pin in the hitch, it is 22 inches rearward; because of this you will need to use a fixed fifth wheel hitch. Using a slider would mean the trailer's weight would be pushed too far behind the axle of your truck as opposed to being over the axle or just forward of it, which would put added stress on the truck, hitch, and trailer. For a hitch I highly recommend the Curt A Series...
    view full answer...

  • Replacement Parts Breakdown for Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch DM8550034
  • Thank you for purchasing the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 back in 2017. All replacement parts we sell appear on the page I linked for you. I also linked the install instructions for this hitch and on pages 9 through 11 you'll find the complete parts breakdown with individual part numbers. Since your hitch came with a 5-year warranty you may be able to obtain some replacement parts from Demco under warranty, if you wish. Some smaller parts we may not...
    view full answer...

  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The best fixed fifth wheel hitch we offer for your 2019 Ford F-250 with the factory fifth wheel prep package is the USA B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3200. The Companion hitches are widely regarded as the best fifth wheel hitches on the market because of how well they are made, how easy they are to use, and how tightly they hold the king pin which translates into a smoother ride quality. I attached a review video for this hitch for more info for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...

  • B and W Slider Hitch Recommendation that Fits 2016 Ram 3500 with OEM Rail Kit
  • B and W does have a slider Companion hitch that fits the factory tow package of your 2016 Ram 3500 (if that's what you have) with part # BWRVK3670 but it installs by attaching to the 4 pucks around the perimeter of the gooseneck hitch hole. See install video for more info. If all you have is a center gooseneck hitch you'd have to verify that it's a B and W Turnoverball for the Companion Slider part # BWRVK3400 to fit. Get underneath the truck bed and you should see a sticker or brand....
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Reese 20K Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Upgrade for Chevy Factory Pucks and Long Bed
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider # RP30084 can be converted to work with an 8 foot bed. If you are sticking with Chevy for your dually, then you will most likely want the Replacement Base Legs for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30727 since you don't need the slider base and then Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Chevy/GMC OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 8' Bed - 21K # DM6206. This combination will work very well for you giving you the rail adapter for a Chevy...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2013 Ram 3500 Short Bed with OEM Prep Package
  • Since you have the OEM prep package in the short bed of your 2013 Ram 3500 I highly recommend going with the B&W Companion # BWRVK3670 because it is the best manually sliding 5th wheel hitch on the market. The Companion features 12" of front to back travel and height adjustments from 17" - 19". It also uses 1" thick dual jaws to lock the king pin securely in place as well as a cam-action latching handle that helps you to uncouple your trailer even if the terrain isn't completely level....
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2013 Ram 3500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • On your 2013 Ram 3500 with 6-1/2 foot bed, a sliding hitch is the route to go for even normal driving. Its the little things like maneuvering around the fuel pump that change things and will make it a game changer for you. Since you are looking for something nice yet economical, I recommend the Reese Custom fit rail kit # RP50054-58 and the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider -16,000 lbs # RP30051. You just want to make sure your trailer GVWR doesn't exceed that 16K...
    view full answer...

  • How Heavy of a Trailer Can a Truck with a 14.5k 5th Wheel Trailer Capacity Tow
  • Based on the picture you attached your truck has a fifth wheel towing capacity of 14,500 lbs so as long as the trailer you end up going with weighs less than that you'd be fine. The Curt E16 hitch part # C16115 that you referenced has a 16k capacity which means it would not limit the towing capacity of your truck either. I am not totally sure what truck you have but I see that the engine code is L96 so I am fairly certain you have a GM truck.
    view full answer...

  • Fit of 2017 Ford F-250 Factory Underbed Rail Kit Puck Covers
  • The factory pucks won't have been altered by the Demco Hijacker Autoslide - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 21K # DM8550038 so you shouldn't need to trim you factory plugs at all. We don't have the replacement factory plugs but we do have the Replacement Puck Plug Covers for Elite and Signature Series Fifth Wheel Rails (Qty 2) # 58199 that fit the actual elongated holes of the factory system as well if that small cover is what you are seeking. These are rubber not plastic so they will...
    view full answer...

  • Best Theft Deterrent for B&W Companion in 2011 Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty
  • Fifth wheel hitches get stolen from time to time, sure, although you can realistically say the same thing about almost any product that has value (and even some things that don't). They are heavy and a thief would have to know what they are doing and it wouldn't be the quietest of things to steal so there isn't a huge risk of a hitch getting taken but it isn't impossible. There is a way to secure the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500-5W (Fixed Hitch) or # BWRVK3400-5W (Sliding Hitch) in your...
    view full answer...

  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 3500 Dually with Long Bed
  • The best fifth wheel hitch for your 2015 Ram 3500 dually with an 8 foot bed is easily the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500-5W because of its impressive jaw system that enhances the connection to your king pin, the cushioned bushings which minimize the noise that often comes with towing a fifth wheel trailer, and its pivoting head which makes connecting your trailer to the hitch easier. This jaws on this hitch are a full 1 inch thick and are the key reason why you aren't going to have to deal...
    view full answer...

  • Correct B&W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2012 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The correct B&W Companion for your 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 with the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck already installed will depend on if you have a 6-1/2 foot bed or an 8 foot bed because you will need either a sliding hitch if you have a short bed or a fixed hitch for a long bed. For a 6-1/2 foot bed you need the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3400-5W. For an 8 foot bed you need the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3500-5W. By non-factory B&W gooseneck...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Hitch and Sidewinder for 2014 Ram 1500 5-1/2 Foot Bed with Air Bag Suspension
  • I reached out to my contact at Lippert for the cross-reference and you have the 1621 pin box. For your 2014 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 foot bed, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50142-58 and the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 16,000 lbs # RP30047. This will give you a solid hitch combination. Then due to the short bed I do recommend a Sidewinder, but due to the air bags you already have, I don't recommend the...
    view full answer...

  • Best Way to Adapt A25 to Ford F-250 Prep Package
  • It is possible to still use the Curt A25 part # C16180 in a 2016 F-250 8 foot bed with a Ford prep package. The Curt A25 is designed to fit industry standard fifth wheel rails with its original legs. You can either switch the legs of the hitch to fit into the factory holes or use a gooseneck to fifth wheel adapter. The best way to adapt the A25 is to switch out the legs. You can switch the legs of the A25 to fit into the factory holes in your bed with part # C16017. The new legs fit...
    view full answer...

  • 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...
    view full answer...

  • Can Head of B and W Companion Hitch for Flat Bed Trucks Fit Other Companion Hitch Bases
  • The head of your B and W Companion for Flatbed Trucks part # BWRVK3050 is the same as the Companion hitches for the Turnoverball gooseneck hitches so you'd only need the base for the hitch and you'd be set. So that means you'd only need the part # BWRVB3500 if you have a long bed truck and need a fixed hitch or the part # BWRVB3405 for a slider hitch.
    view full answer...

  • Troubleshooting Reese Elite Hitch Head Not Releasing Pins To Remove From Base
  • To remove the pins on your Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30871 you should be able to easily remove the pull pins, so it sounds like something is bound up. I recommend using some penetrating oil like # L10444 and a rubber mallet to free it up so you can remove the pins without damaging the hitch finish. Tapping on the pins with rubber mallet will also help them vibrate and break loose from whatever is binding. Once you remove the pins, inspect the head...
    view full answer...

  • Demco Autoslide Hitch Versus PullRite SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide is very similar to the PullRite Superglide hitch. They both use the pivoting head to determine the turning clearances needed. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide has the encased mechanism underneath where the Superglide is more exposed. They both use capture plates to hold to the pin box so the head will pivot and give you the proper amount of slide. Both will use adapters of different styles to fit the factory pucks in your Ram. The biggest difference between...
    view full answer...

  • Does it Matter if Fifth Wheel Hitch Head or Pin Box Height is Used to Change Bed Rail Clearance
  • It does not make a difference if you use the pin box height or the fifth wheel hitch head height to change the clearance between the bed rails of the truck and the camper trailer's overhang. In nearly all situations it's easier to adjust the fifth wheel hitch head so that would be what I would do.
    view full answer...

  • Are Rails and Brackets Needed to Use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide on a 2014 Ram 2500
  • If you don't have the OEM puck system or industry standard base rails on your 2014 Ram 2500 then you will need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Bracket Kit # DM8552025-71 to utilize the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034. If you do have the OEM puck system then you will need the Rail Adapter # DM6099 for the Hijacker to mount to. Please note that the Hijacker should not be used if you have the RamBox on your pickup. You may also be interested in the Bargman...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Short Bed OEM Pucks
  • The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16520-16025 will fit the factory pucks of your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500. If you have a rotating pin box like a Sidewinder or Turning Point, then this will work very well. If you have a standard pin box, then I recommend using a sliding hitch with your short bed truck to give you the needed turning clearance. For that application I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch and Rails for 2015 Ford F-150
  • In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2015 Ford F-150 you will need to use a different 5th wheel hitch that is designed to mount to above-bed base rails. Unfortunately there is not an under-bed puck system available for your F-150 that is compatible with your existing hitch. If you decide to proceed you will need to add base rails to your F-150 for which I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Kit # RP50087-58. This kit includes the needed base rails along with custom brackets that...
    view full answer...

  • Can I Switch My Hitch From Reese 20K to Reese 22K and Use the Same Rails
  • Yes the Reese 22k part # RP30033 fits into the rails you have installed on your 2012 Silverado 3500 for the 20k hitch part # RP30081. Both hitches fit into industry standard fifth wheel rails, so you will have no problem switching over to the 22k Reese fifth wheel hitch. I have attached a photo of industry standard rails and the holes the Reese hitch uses. I have also attached a video of the 22k hitch in a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado.
    view full answer...

  • Towing 5th Wheel Trailer with 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Equipped with Factory Rail Kit
  • It sounds like you have the factory rail kit on your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 and you are referring to popping out the covers for the 5th wheel pucks that surround the center gooseneck ball hole. If this is not correct please just let me know. If this is the case though then you absolutely can just remove the gooseneck ball, take those covers out, and drop in a 5th wheel hitch that is designed for the rail kit on your truck to pull a 5th wheel trailer. If you have the 8 foot bed I recommend...
    view full answer...

  • Does Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit part # PS30128 Fit 1997 Ford F-250
  • Yes, the Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit part # PS30128 does fit your 1997 Ford F-250. The rail kit is a universal style kit but it has been confirmed as a fit for your truck.
    view full answer...

  • Tallest 5th Wheel Hitch Available for a 2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman
  • I will have to admit this is the first time I have ever heard of a time where there was such a limited clearance measurement between the top of the bed side and bottom of the pin box. I do have an option for you but I don't think there is a way to get you to the recommended 6" of clearance between the top of the bed side and bottom of the pin box. The reason for this has to do with both a combination of tall bed sides on your Ram and the length of the pin box on your Chaparral. The tallest...
    view full answer...

  • How To Tow A 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2017 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Short Bed 3.5 V6 Engine
  • The 5th wheel towing capacity for your 2017 Ford F-150 which can be different than the bumper pull towing capacity is 4,900 lbs if you have the 3.55 axle ratio or 7,200 lbs if you have the 3.73 axle ratio. If you do not know what axle ratio you have first check the glove box for a sticker that lists this or call the dealer with your VIN. The 4,900 lb and 7,200 lb towing capacity does not leave an abundance of choices for a 5th wheel trailer however, there are still some available that...
    view full answer...

  • Does Demco Hijacker Auto Slide Hitch Fit Below Bed Rails for Tonneau Cover
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 that you referenced fits beneath the tops of the bed rails. If you check out the picture I attached you can see that the head of it does not stick up higher than the tops of the side rails.
    view full answer...

  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker Auto Slide fifth wheel hitch part # DM8550034 is the automatic sliding hitch you need to go with for your 2019 Silverado 2500HD short bed. This USA made hitch will hold the king pin of your trailer tightly to provide a smooth ride quality and slides back automatically so you never have to worry about getting out and activating a manual slider. In the review video I attached for this hitch you'll see how well it works. To install this you'll want the custom install...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Towing Setup for 2016 Toyota Tundra 5.5 ft Bed
  • Sounds like your 2016 Toyota Tundra has a 5-1/2 foot long bed which will require a Sidewinder pin box installed on the trailer to give you the needed turning clearance. Your truck bed is so short that there isn't a different way to get the clearance you'll need. So you would want a Reese stationary hitch and rail kit installed. For that the Reese 16k part # RP30047 would work great as it has a great jaw design and a 16k capacity. Then for a rail kit you'd want the part # RP50084-58 which...
    view full answer...

  • Will Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Into Same Rails as B and W Patriot Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Curt Q20 fifth wheel hitch part # C16130 that you referenced will fit perfectly into the fifth wheel rails you currently have installed in the bed of your truck. This hitch fits the same "industry standard" fifth wheel rails that your B and W Patriot hitch # BWRVK3200 is designed to fit. The rails would not need to be repositioned either. Basically you just remove the Patriot and you'd be ready to install the Q20.
    view full answer...

  • Can B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch for Ford Rail Kit be Used with Sidewinder
  • Yes, the B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package # BWRVK3300 that you referenced can be used with a Reese Sidewinder. The correct wedge to use is the # SWW-06 and you're set. The only Companion hitches we offer that can't be used with a Sidewinder the ones designed to fit the B and W Turnoverball Gooseneck hitches since they only attach to the truck through the center gooseneck ball post.
    view full answer...

  • Towing 5th Wheel Trailer with 2018 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I was able to pull up the online towing specs for your 2018 Ford F-150 and it looks like there is still a somewhat large potential range even within the specs that you provided depending on your axle ratio, drivetrain, and wheelbase. At the low end on your F-150 SuperCrew with the 3.5 V6 engine it shows a 5th wheel towing capacity of 6,500 pounds for the 4X4 model with a 145 inch wheelbase and the 3.55 axle ratio. At the high end your F-150 can have a 5th wheel towing capacity of up to...
    view full answer...

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500
  • There is a great option to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2017 Ram 1500, and I highly recommend the Curt A20 because it is extremely reliable and easy to use. The correct hitch will depend on if you have a short bed or a long bed; if your '17 Ram 1500 has a 6-1/2 foot bed you will need a sliding hitch, the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider # C16541 or if you have a long bed you will need a fixed hitch, the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16140. The A20 has an...
    view full answer...

  • Can the B&W Companion Flatbed Be Used With a Short Wheel Base Truck
  • For starters, I will assume you have a flatbed as that is what the product you are inquiring about is designed for. With that being said, the B&W Companion Flatbed Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3050 is not a good option for you if you have a short wheel base because the cab of the vehicle and loft of the trailer will likely come into contact with one another during sharp turns. Instead, I recommend you use the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part...
    view full answer...

  • Can a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 with 4.7L V8 Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The towing capacity of a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 will vary based on tire size, bed length, transmission type, axle ratio, and drive style. If you can provide me with all of these metrics then I would be happy to provide you with an exact towing capacity for your Ram 1500. However, it looks like the most well equipped model only has a maximum towing capacity of 7,300 lbs. Therefore, the weight of your 5th wheel trailer cannot exceed 7,300 lbs. The length of the trailer is more or less irreverent...
    view full answer...

  • Can Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch be Used on 2016 Toyota Tundra with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • In order to obtain the necessary cab clearance during sharp turns with a 5-1/2 foot bed truck like your Toyota Tundra the trailer needs to be equipped with a rotating pin box like the Reese Sidewinder. The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Hitch # AM3200 is actually not recommended for use with these types of pin boxes as the extra pivot point can cause too much stress at the connection. With this in mind you will need to go with a different 5th wheel hitch that can be used with...
    view full answer...

  • Adjusting Pivot Arm Placement for B&W Companion Hitch BWRVK3600
  • B&W designed their Companion 5th wheel hitch with adjustable pivot arms for exactly the reason you describe. The pivot arms in the Ram OEM 25K version hitch # BWRVK3600 can be adjusted for both height and front-to-back position so that your 1980-lbs of hitch weight will land on the truck's suspension forward of axle centerline. The linked diagram illustrates the placement options. Making this change to the pivot arms positions should reduce the feeling of the front end being a bit...
    view full answer...

  • B&W Companion Pivot Arm Lube Recommendation
  • It's possible the hitch was lubricated with a non-Lithium based grease but it's also possible it was and the grease just looks different due to age. I'd recommend using a Lithium based spray grease like part # L11363 after cleaning off what you've found so far. I'd be shocked if you had an issue going forward actually, especially as you don't see any wear currently. That said B and W no longer offers us the replacement pivot arms or bushings.
    view full answer...

  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit and Retractable Tonneau Cover Recommendation for 2014 Ram 3500
  • Slider hitches in general are pretty heavy. The Curt A16 Slider part # C16521 that you referenced weighs 194 lbs which is relatively light for a slider hitch as most are over 200 easily. For a rail kit to install this hitch in your 2014 Ram 3500 (or your Husky hitch) a custom install kit is the way to go as it will install easier and minimize drilling. For that I'd recommend the # C16426-204 and you'd be set. I attached an install video link for this for you to check out as well. If instead...
    view full answer...

  • Will Reese Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30051 Fit Same Rails as Stationary Reese Hitch
  • The Reese Slider hitch part # RP30051 that you referenced will fit the rails you have installed in the bed of your truck currently as-is. There would be no need to move them or use any type of adapter.
    view full answer...

  • How to Tow Gooseneck Trailer with Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550034
  • There isn't a gooseneck adapter available that is designed specifically for your Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034, however there are some products that will allow you to modify the trailer so that it connects to this hitch or utilize your existing base rails to pull the gooseneck trailer. If you are wanting to maintain the use of the Hijacker your only option is with a coupler adapter like the Round Tube # KPG5-R25-IP or the Square Tube # KPG5-R25-IP depending on the type of outer...
    view full answer...

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch that Allows for Easier Connection/Disconnection When Not Perfectly Level
  • Fifth wheel hitches in general like to be as level as possible when connecting/disconnecting, but the hitch we offer that offers the most flexibility and pivoting ability in the head is the Curt Q20 part # C16130. If there was a hitch that was the easiest to connect/disconnect on unlevel ground it would be this one. This hitch has a spherical axial bearing which allows easy pivoting of hitch head more than any other hitch out there. Check out the review video link I attached for this...
    view full answer...

  • Compatibility of Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Adapter and TrailAir Pin Box Along with Recommenation
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs # AM3200 is compatible with the TrailAir pin box you have when you use the Rota-Flex lockout kit. This unfortunately removes the extremely nice cushioning designed to be integrated into your pin box, so I recommend instead using the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 21,000 lbs # DM8550043 with your 2019 Cougar 366RDS. The Demco Recon 5th wheel hitch weighs just 89 lbs and can be installed...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Nissan Titan XD with Puck System
  • Since the trailer you plan on purchasing features a rotating pin box you won't need a sliding hitch to obtain the necessary cab clearance during sharp turns. This is great news since a slider is more expensive than a fixed model, a lot heavier, and would require a bit more work on your part. For your 2016 Nissan Titan XD with the factory puck system I highly recommend the fixed Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16520-16026 because of its interlocking 2-jaw system that will provide...
    view full answer...

  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch and Towing Capacity for 2016 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • I took a look at the online towing specs for your 2016 Ram 2500 4X2 Crew Cab with the long bed and 6.7L Diesel engine and it listed a maximum trailer weight of 16,300 to 17,370 pounds depending on the exact transmission setup (M6 MT-G56 or A6 68RFE). If this is correct then the truck is up to the task of pulling the Heartland Big Horn 3500. Also keep in mind that the 16,000 pound GVWR you mentioned is the most it can possibly weigh when fully loaded, so it's unlikely it will actually get...
    view full answer...

  • Determining Towing Capacity of 2014 Ford F-150 with 3.55 Axle Ratio
  • The exact towing capacity for your 2014 Ford F-150 is dependent on a number of factors including the engine size, cab length, drivetrain, and the axle ratio that you mentioned. Without all of this information I'm not able to pinpoint a specific capacity. Just as an example when looking at the online towing chart for your 2014 Ford F-150 with the 3.55 axle ratio there is a potential towing capacity range of 5,500 pounds all the way up to 9,800 pounds depending on the factors mentioned...
    view full answer...

  • Installation Rail Kit for 2012 Ford F-250 with Reese 20K Hitch RP30081
  • The rail kit you need to use the Reese 20k Hitch part # RP30081 in the 2012 Ford F-250 is rail kit part # RP50026-58. This rail kit comes with brackets that mount to the existing holes in the Ford's frame so there is no drilling into the frame required with this installation. I have attached a video the rails being installed on a 2014 Ford F-250. If the 2012 Ford has an OEM prep package in the bed, you need an adapter part # RP30156. The adapter drops and mounts into the mounting holes...
    view full answer...

  • Demco 18K Hitch DM8550034 and Rails for 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • The Demco 18k Fifth Wheel hitch part # DM8550034 fits your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500. As long as your trailer weighs less than 18,000 lbs fully loaded, the Demco 18k is a great choice for your short bed truck because of its automatic sliding feature. The rails that hold the hitch into the bed of the truck are different depending on if the Sierra has an OEM towing package or not. If the Sierra does not have an OEM prep package the rails are part # DM8552011-71. These rails come with custom...
    view full answer...

  • Best Manual Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Pucks
  • The best manual sliding hitch for your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with factory pucks is the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3770. This hitch continues to be a customer favorite because of the ease of use, durability, and fit. It has 1 inch thick dual jaws that give a more solid fit to your king pin to reduce movement and chucking. The hitch easily installs independently of the base and sits on dampening polyurethane...
    view full answer...

  • Truck Recommendation for Double Towing 5th Wheel and Boat Trailer
  • For a Ford truck to tow a 10,000 lb 5th wheel trailer and a 16 foot aluminum boat, an F-250 or F-350 is a good option. There are many differences in actual towing capacity based on not only the engine but the transmission axle ratio, so you will want to make sure you have more than enough capacity for your needs. You should be able to find a gas option for your desires without any issue, but if you will be towing this combination a lot diesel is always going to be better for towing regularly....
    view full answer...

  • Can Curt Q25 Fifth Wheel Hitch # C16069 Install in Bed of 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 w BedRug Installed
  • You can use the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16069 in the bed of your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 long bed with a BedRug like the part # BMC07LBS but you will have to cut out the mat around where the pucks are. The hitch needs to make solid metal to metal contact to the truck bed so you'd need to have the mat cut out as much as needed to prevent the hitch from resting on the mat in any way.
    view full answer...

  • Adapter for B&W Patriot Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2019 Ford F-350 with Factory Puck System
  • The B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255 fits industry-standard fifth wheel rails so to mount it to a 2019 Ford F-350 with the OEM puck system all you need is the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30156. This adapter will mount directly in the pucks of the '19 F-350 and allow you to mount the Patriot fifth wheel hitch. The accompanying photo shows this adapter installed in the bed of a 2019 F-350 Super Duty and I have added...
    view full answer...

  • Is The Height Of The B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel BWRVK3500 Adjustable
  • The B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3500 is indeed a fixed 5th wheel hitch meaning it does not slide front to back for increased cab clearance. However, it does have height adjustments which will allow you position the skid plate between 16-1/4" - 18-1/4" above the bed floor. This is going to then ensure that the trailer is level to the vehicle while in tow so you don't run into any sway issues. In order to adjust the height you will need to remove...
    view full answer...

  • USA-Made B&W and Demco 5th Wheel Hitches with Under-Bed Installation Kit for 2019 Ford F-350
  • For your 2019 Ford F-350 dually without the factory 5th wheel prep we can help you with an under-bed 5th wheel install kit similar to the OEM kit to keep the bed free of base rails that can get in the way when you're using the truck for cargo applications. For a short bed I recommend the B&W 20K Slider hitch # BWRVK3400-5W and the under-bed install kit # BWGNRK1117-5W. If you have a long bed you'll use the same install kit but instead use a fixed hitch # BWRVK3500-5W. I strongly urge...
    view full answer...

  • Will Reese 15k Fifth Wheel Hitch Work to Tow 2013 Forest River Flagstaff Classic Super Light
  • Your Reese 15k fifth wheel hitch would work just fine with a 2013 Forest River Flagstaff Classic Super Light 8528CKWS. I looked up your trailer and the most it can weigh fully loaded is 9,350 lbs so your 15k hitch would easily have enough capacity and would work well.
    view full answer...

  • Solution for Allowing Trailer to Sit Level that is Currently Nose High
  • Sounds like you are using the lowest height setting of the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3300 that you have installed in the bed of your 2016 Ford F-250 so typically the other solution needed would be to raise the pin box in the frame of the trailer but it sounds like your frame brackets would then hang too low to allow the pin box to pivot. The last option would be to raise the height of your trailer so that it can sit level and not require the nose to move down. You can do this...
    view full answer...

  • B&W Companion Hitch Weight for Ford Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package Puck System
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package # BWRVK3300 weighs 152 lbs but can be installed in two parts. The base # BWRVB3300 weighs 79 lbs and the hitch head # BWRVC3006 weighs 73 lbs. These are the shipping weights which are posted on our site. You may lose a couple of lbs in packaging on each so you will be somewhere between 145 and 150 lbs without those materials. This is by far the most popular hitch based on the features and functions as well as the...
    view full answer...

  • Best Fifth Wheel Setup Recommendation for Towing 2019 Jayco 30.5CKTS with 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory rail kit the B and W Slider hitch part # BWRVK3670 will fit and work great. You won't need a capture plate either as that's for hitches that automatically slide back and this is a manual slider. It's hard to say exactly at what angle you'd need to have the slider slid back but most likely it will be any time you need to make tighter, parking lot type turns and when backing up. I do have another towing setup I think you'd really like....
    view full answer...

  • How To Prevent Rust Spots From Forming On A Skid Plate
  • The maintenance practices that you will need to follow for your 5th wheel hitch will be outlined in the owner's manual. There is not a standard practice for all 5th wheel trailer hitches. If you can tell me exactly what 5th wheel hitch you are using then I would be happy to explain these to you. For example, the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16130 calls for you to torque the four pilot bolts to 100 foot lbs and for you to lubricate all of the grease points before each use. If...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Demco Hijacker Autoslide with Underbed Rail Kit for 2017 Ford F-250 without Prep Package
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550024 referenced in your question is designed specifically to mount to the factory 5th wheel pucks on a Ford truck. It will not work on your 2017 Ford F-250 that doesn't have the factory prep package. The Ford pucks have a different configuration than the Demco Underbed Rail System that is used for the standard Hijacker models. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550022 that you also mentioned is what you need for your Ford F-250 along with the Demco...
    view full answer...

  • B&W Patriot Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility with Ford OEM Pucks Utilizing Rail Adapter
  • For your 2019 Ford F-250 with factory pucks, the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs # RP30156 or the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ford OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs # DM6175 will work well. I confirmed this with the manufacturer. The B&W Patriot Slider # BWRVK3270 will not have interference issues with either of these adapters. The Chevy adapter is the one that will not work with the Patriot sliding hitch...
    view full answer...