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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Did Chevy Change the Puck Spacing for Factory 5th Wheel Puck System
  • We have recently learned that the puck spacing for the factory prep package for the 2020 model year has changed for Chevy/GMC so the only 5th wheel hitches we can confirm as of August 2019 that will fit your 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 are the B&W Companion # BWRVK3715 (for a long bed) or sliding # BWRVK3775 (for a short bed). That will assuredly change though so I have added a link to our page which has the fits for the OEM puck system for a 2020 Silverado 3500 long bed for you to come back to.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparing Demco Hijacker and Pullrite Superglide Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500
  • The things that the 18K Demco Hijacker # DM8550034 and the 18K SuperGlide have in common are that they both offer 14" of travel, they are both automatic sliding 5th wheel hitches, have 2-point pivoting hitch heads, are compatible with industry standard base rails, and they are both rated to tow up to an 18K trailer. Both 5th wheel hitches come with a 5-year limited warranty as well. Although they both have the single-jaw system to lock the king pin into place, the SuperGlide hugs it...
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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-450 With Factory Prep Package
  • If you are looking for the best fifth wheel hitch for your 2019 Ford F-450, look no further than the B&W Companion, which will fit directly in your F-450's factory pucks and is available with either a 20,000 lb towing capacity at part # BWRVK3300 or a 25,000 lb towing capacity at part # BWRVK3305. The Companion is considered by many to be the highest-quality fifth wheel hitch available. With about 500 reviews to date from our customers who have purchased it, this hitch has received a...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Heavy is the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a Ford Super Duty Prep Package
  • The Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30921 weighs in at about 155 lbs which isn't light but it is about the same amount of weight as most of the other 5th wheel hitches out there. If you want something that is much lighter then I recommend the Demco Recon # DM8550045 which weighs in just under 110 lbs and installs on a hitch ball like the B&W # BWGNXA2061. Aside from the way that these 2 hitches install and the 1,000 lb difference in weight capacity the biggest difference is...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Towing Capacity of 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed Diesel
  • Looks like the 2020 Jayco Eagle 355MBQS you are interested in has the max weight possible of 12,300 lbs which your 2017 Ram 2500 Crew Cab Big Horn 4x4 with Cummins diesel could easily tow as it's rated for towing a trailer up to 17,980 lbs. Since you have a short bed (I can tell from your picture) you'd need a slider hitch like the B and W Companion slider part # BWRVK3670 that you referenced and you'd be set! Most consider this to be the best hitch on the market so you'll be really...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD
  • The best fifth wheel hitch to fit your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD with the factory rail kit is the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3700 for if you have a long bed or part # BWRVK3770 which is a slider for if you have a short bed. The Companion hitches are the best hitches around. They are very quiet, easy to use, and reliable. These have about 3 inches of vertical adjustment which is plenty for nearly all applications but if you need more the pin box of your trailer can also install in different...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Chevy 2500 Silverado with Short Bed and Factory Pucks
  • For your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the factory pucks, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3770 for your short bed. This is rated higher than the 16K you needed as a minimum and is able to be installed in two pieces. It is one of our most popular sliding hitches for the factory rail kit/puck system. Another option I recommend is the Curt A16 5th Wheel Slider # C16521 along with the specific adapter...
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  • 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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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-250 with Factory Pucks & Lippert Turning Point Trailer Pin Box
  • For your 2018 Ford F-250, you are correct that with the Lippert Turning Point Pin box on your trailer you do not need a sliding 5th wheel hitch for your 6-3/4 foot bed. The best option to give you the most height adjustment is the B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package # BWRVK3300 for a 20K capacity or # BWRVK3305 for a 25K capacity. Both of these hitches offer height adjustment between 16-3/4 - 18-3/4 inches. There is only one hitch that is slightly taller...
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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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  • Recommended 2018 Ram 2500 Factory Rail System Puck Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 6.5 bed with factory puck system, I recommend the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs # DM6099 to give you the bed rails needed to use the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs # AM3200 which weighs just 55 lbs and will give you a 9 inch offset to give you a little more turning clearance for your Coachman already designed to assist with that as well. This setup will work...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 with Factory Pucks
  • We have exactly what you need! For your 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 I recommend either the 18K Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 or the 21K Hijacker # DM8550035. The only real difference between the two models is their towing capacity. The Hijacker features an automatic slider to provide cab clearance with your short bed Sierra without having to get out of the truck. It also has a premium wraparound single-piece jaw that will provide an excellent connection with the...
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  • Recommended Custom Wedge for Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch and Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
  • The correct custom wedge for your Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16140 is the Sidewinder Wedge # C16992. While we have not had the chance to physically test the Sidewinder wedges with the Lippert Turning Point pin boxes, their designs are extremely similar so this should work without issue. We have also had customers come back to report that other model Sidewinder wedges fit perfectly with their Lippert Turning Point (see attached image). This custom wedge will give you a much...
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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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  • How Do You Adjust the Height Of the B&W Companion OEM for Ram Trucks
  • In order to adjust the hitch head height of the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3670 you will need to remove the pivot arms and then reinstalled them using either the top, middle, or bottom set of bolt holes. I have attached a portion of the install instructions that go over this process for you. If the provided hitch head height adjustments do not allow you to tow your trailer level then you may need to raise the trailer. For this, we have the Lippert Components...
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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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  • 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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  • Is Demco Hijacker Autoslide Compatible with MOR/ryde Pin Box
  • Yes, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550041 referenced in your question is compatible with the MOR/ryde pin boxes. You will just need to add the Locking Plate # DM6025. This locking plate is designed specifically for the MOR/ryde pin box and will bolt to it in order to prevent the king pin from rotating inside the Demco Hijacker. All of the necessary hardware is included. I have attached the installation instructions on this product that you can also take a look at.
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  • Lowest Height Possible for a 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with a 2017 Ram 2500
  • The Curt E16 # 16516 that you referenced has 14" - 17" of adjustable hitch height. The lowest possible option that we have is the Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck # DM6076SL-FLAT which has a hitch height of a mere 10 inches tall. This will be compatible with the 6-1/2' bed on your 2017 Ram 2500 as it still offers the sliding ability. It features 8" of front to back travel and is rated for up to 21,000 lbs. This 5th wheel hitch will install on your 2500 with the Custom Base Rails and...
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  • Locking Pins for B&W Companion Puck Latches And Coupler Pins
  • For your Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3305 with a 3/8 inch hole, I recommend the Master Lock Python Adjustable Cable Lock - 6' Cable # 8428DPS. The cable lock can be run through the same locations on both sides and attaches to itself. A padlock is another option you have with the Atwood AMPlock Padlock # AT89018. Included are video resources for both solutions.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Nissan Titan XD with Factory Gooseneck
  • Since you have a short bed truck (shorter than 8 feet), you have to use a slider hitch to give you turning clearance otherwise you'll have clearance issues with the cab of your truck and the nose of your trailer. Exceptions to this are if the trailer has a tapered nose designed for this scenario (you'd know if the trailer had this), or if the trailer has a Reese Revolution pin box installed on it. So for your 2017 Nissan Titan XD that has the factory gooseneck hitch what I would recommend...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 5th Wheel Hitches for Factory Pucks System in a 2018 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 long bed with the factory 5th wheel puck system the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 is a direct fit. You could also use Curt hitch # C16049, # C16545-16021, or # C16046 rated for 24K, # C16044 or # C16530-16021 rated for 20K, or # C16520-16021 rated for 16K. Reese has hitch # RP30160 rated for 20K. The B&W hitch is the most popular but the Curt hitches have cushioned heads for improved ride quality. I have linked some video reviews for you.
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  • How To Remove the Head on the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • If you are trying to remove the head from the center section on the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider part # C16530-16020 then you will need to remove a pin, clip and cap from each side as you can see in the attached photo. If you have already done this then most likely you will just need to use more force in order to do so as they can be rather hard to remove. If you will be frequently removing the head then the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16540 would have...
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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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  • How To Prevent Pin Box From Hitting Tailgate When Towing 5th Wheel Trailer with 2017 GMC Sierra 2500
  • The Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches like part # C16521 have three sets of adjustment holes which are each spaced 2" apart on center. I am not sure how much additional space you will need to clear your tailgate but you can try to move the hitch head up to the highest set of adjustment holes to see if this will then allow your pin box to clear the tailgate. That said, this is also going to affect how the trailer is leveled in relation to the tow vehicle so a much better option for you is a...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Cover Compatible with B&W Companion for Ram OEM Pucks
  • For the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 we don't have a specific cover from the manufacturer. We do have the Classic Accessories Cover for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 24" x 24" x 18" - Black # CA80116 which will cover the hitch in the manner shown in the attached photo or the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Cover # RP30055. I've attached a photo of a low profile companion with that cover to assist. Unfortunately we don't...
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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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  • 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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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Options Rated for 26K for a 2020 Ford F-350 with Factory Puck System
  • If your 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty has a short bed then the highest rated sliding 5th wheel hitch (which is required for cab clearance) is the Curt Q24 # C16545-16020. This fits directly to the pucks in your bed and is rated for 24K. For a long bed we have the Reese Elite # RP30871 rated for 26.5K as well as the Reese # RP30922 rated for 27K, both of which will also mount directly to the pucks in your bed. I recommend the 37K simply because it is a newer 5th wheel hitch and has slight...
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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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  • 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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  • How to Easily Add Ford OEM Fifth Wheel Rail Kit to 2017 F-250/350 Without It
  • Since Reese is actually who makes the Ford OEM fifth wheel rail kits the correct underbed rail kit you'd need for your 2017 Ford F-250 is the part # RP30886 and you'd be set. This will give you the exact same kit as if you had ordered the truck with the rail kit. With this kit installed you can use the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3300 that you referenced as well.
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed Pickup with Factory Prep
  • In your short-bed Ram 3500 that has the factory rail kit the available slider-type 5th wheel hitches offer slider travel that ranges from 8- to 14-inches. All are shown on the linked page. Single-jaw designs often have less rattle and they also typically have fewer parts, which can be considered advantages. But certain dual jaw hitches can still be considered superior to certain single-jaw types. B&W makes superb products like their Companion 5th wheel slider # BWRVK3670 which will...
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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 Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • For a perfect fit in your 2018 Ram 3500 with factory rails, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3670. This slider is an easy fit designed specifically for your truck. This hitch is made in the USA and has 12 inches of travel front to back. There are other 5th wheel hitches that will work but they require an adapter. For an auto sliding option, you can use the rail adapter # DM6099 and then hitch...
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