Fifth Wheel Hitch Combinations for Ram Trucks with RamBox (2009-Current)

Ram truck with RamBox connected to fifth wheel hitch

Technical Bulletin


Problem: Not all combinations of fifth wheel hitch components will work with 2009 to current Ram trucks that have the RamBox feature.


Solution: The following recommendations should be followed to ensure the safest towing experience with trucks that have this feature:


A Sidewinder should be used on the trailer.

  • Helps prevent pin box from contacting the sides of the RamBox
  • Increases truck cab-to-trailer clearance in a turn
  • Click here to shop for a Sidewinder

The following fifth wheel hitches are recommended:

  • Reese Titan fifth wheel hitches: RP30866 or RP30867
  • Reese fifth wheel hitches: RP30081, RP30871, RP30143, RP30142 can be used if:
    • They are adjusted to the highest position
    • They are hooked up and unhooked on level ground
    • Parts 30871, 30143, and 30142 must use Elite mounting kit
  • Rails and Installation Kits
    • Outboard bed rails
      • Part number 56xxx truck specific mounting kit with RP30153 rails
    • Inboard bed rails
      • Part number 50xxx truck specific mounting kit with RP58058 rails
    • Elite underbed mounting kits
  • Click here to shop for a fifth wheel hitch and install kit

Keep in mind the following when towing with a Ram that has the RamBox feature:

  • Manual sliders are not recommended
  • Not all combinations of tow vehicles and trailers will allow 90-degree turns
  • All directions for pin box, hitch, and mounting rail kit installation and use should be followed






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