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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • The hitch I would recommend for your 2017 Ford F-250 short bed with the factory rail kit is the Demco Auto Slider part # DM8550038. This hitch has a 21k capacity, but what really makes it nice is that it attaches directly to your rail kit and automatically slides as you make tight turns instead of forcing you to get out of your truck every time you need to slide the hitch. It's not super lightweight but can easily be broken down into smaller sections to make removing it easier. I attached...
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  • Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker Comparison
  • The advantage the Pullrite Superglide would have over the Reese Titan 20k hitch # RP30870 is that you would never have to get out of your truck to activate the slider. We don't sell Pullrite hitches, but that would be a huge selling point for me to pick it over the Titan. However, I do have an additional option for you to consider that we DO offer that does automatically slide like the Pullrite. I really like the Demco Hijack part # DM8550034. This hitch would work similarly to the...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed w/Factory Prep Package
  • In order to use a Demco HiJacker auto-sliding 5th wheel trailer hitch with your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 short bed and factory prep package you will need to use an adapter, # DM6194, because the hitches don't fit directly. With the adapter you can then use # DM8550034 as the proper version of the hitch for the adapter. Another option is to use B&W hitch # BWRVK3770 which fits directly in the GMC factory prep package without the need for an adapter. It is not an auto-sliding hitch though....
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed truck you are going to need to get a slider fifth wheel hitch to allow you to make tight turns. Since getting out and operating the slider every time you get to a parking lot can be a bit of a hassle I would recommend the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550022. This hitch will automatically slide back when making tight turns. If you are looking for the best setup this would be it. The rail kit you would want would be the underbed kit part # DM8551002...
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  • Best Slider Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • We have just what you would need. Since you have a short bed truck you would need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without trailer/cab interference. My favorite slider hitch is the Demco Hijacker that automatically slides when you are going around tight corners. For that you would want the part # DM8550034 for an 18k hitch or part # DM8550035 for a 21k hitch. Then for rails you would want the custom install kit part # DM8552025-71 that will minimize drilling and install...
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  • Hitch Height Dimension of Demco DM8550034 Hijacker Auto Slide 5th Wheel Hitch
  • I can help you understand why there are differentiating measurements on the Demco Hijacker # DM8550034. Both specifications are correct per the manufacture's instructions; the unit has adjustments from 15.25, 16.5, and 18.0. See attached image. According to the video, Jeff states the measurements from the bottom of the truck bed, so his measurements take in account the height of the above the bed rails this unit will need to be installed on. In the video that the lowest hitch height...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Silverado with 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • It is possible to install a fifth wheel hitch in the bed of a 5-1/2 ft bed 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500, but since the bed is so short it makes things a bit more interesting. The only slider hitch we offer that will slide far enough back to give you turning clearance is the Demco Hijacker Auto-Slide part # DM8550040. This hitch has 22-1/2 inches of sliding travel compared to most sliders that can only go about half that. For a rail kit to install this hitch you will need the custom install...
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  • Does Reese Elite Hitch and Rail Kit plus Sidewinder Weigh Less than Demco Hijacker Setup
  • You are on the right track with your math but you have to also consider that if you are replacing your pin box with a Sidewinder 5th Airborne you would have to subtract the weight of the stock pin box on the trailer as that would get removed. The weight of most 5th airborne Sidewinders is right at 166 lbs and then the weight of a standard pin box is a little under 100 lbs. So you would be gaining only around 60-70 lbs in that regard and not the full weight of the Sidewinder. So by...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • For your 2017 Ford F-250 with the factory rail kit and a short bed you will need a slider hitch so that you can make tight turns. If you liked the automatic slide feature of the Pull Rite we have a similar hitch that costs much less and fits directly to the factory rail kit of your truck. For that you would want the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550024 which has an 18k capacity. It can also be taken apart in sections to make install and removal pretty easy. This would be your best option...
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  • How Much Does Demco Hijacker #DM8550024 Weigh for Removing Hitch
  • The head of the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550024 weighs 65 lbs. The total weight of the hitch with the head would be 289 lbs. You would need two people to get this hitch in and out or you could use the MaxxTow Crane part # MT70238 that is designed to install in the hitch of a truck.
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  • Best Sliding Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • For a slider hitch for your 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 6-1/2 foot bed I would recommend an auto slider like the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034. Not only will this allow you to have tight turn clearance but since the hitch slides automatically you will never have to worry about getting out of the vehicle and manually sliding the hitch when in a parking lot. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. For the rail kit the best option is go with a custom install kit like the...
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  • Demco Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendatino for 2016 2500 Chevy Silverado Short Bed
  • The 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 came with two bed length options. 8 foot and 6-1/2 foot. If yours seems to be a 6 foot bed that would mean it would fall in the 6-1/2 foot bed range which is what the part # DM8552011-71 is designed to fit. I attached an install video as well. For a sliding fifth wheel hitch to fit these rails to allow you turning clearance the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550035 would be your best option. It automatically slides as you make tight turns to give you the needed...
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  • Locking Plate for Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch Used with 5th Airborne Pin Box 5AB-E1621610
  • Since your Reese 5th Airborne pin box 5AB-E1621610 is considered a long/extended type, you will want to use Demco locking plate # DM6062 along with your Hijacker 5th wheel hitch.
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  • Comparing Demco 5th Wheel Auto Slide Hitches 21K DM8550038 and 18K DM8550024
  • Demco 5th wheel hitches # DM8550038 and # DM8550024 are both confirmed fits for your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory installed 5th wheel kit. Both are drop-in installations and both hitches include the automatic slider feature and a generous 14-inches of front-to-back travel for excellent turning clearance. The Demco hitches do include cushioning in the form of polyurethane dampeners that work to reduce noise and shocks from road surfaces. Construction of the Demco hitches is quite...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • We have a few options for a fifth wheel hitch for your 2016 Ram 1500 short bed without air suspension. Since your truck bed is short enough to require a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns the best option is a hitch that slides automatically. For that you'd want the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 which will slide automatically as you make tight turns. Then for a rail kit you'd want to go with a custom install kit like the part # DM8552030-71. This will minimize drilling...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 Short Bed
  • On the short bed trucks like your 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 I recommend 2 things: an underbed mount hitch and the slider with the most travel you can get. For that I have just the thing; the HiJacker # DM8550022. This hitch is rated for 18K and can travel 14 inches for more clearance. The best part about it is it slides automatically. You do not have to get out of the truck to activate the sliding mechanism. With the Trailair pin box on the trailer you will also need locking plate #...
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  • Does the Demco HiJacker Autosliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Auto Slide when Backing Up
  • Yes, the Demco HiJacker # DM8550034 will auto slide going backwards as well as forwards. The way that it is designed as soon as the head starts to turn the hitch will auto slide and it does not matter if you are towing forward or backing up.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2016 Ford F-250 short bed with the factory 5th wheel prep package I recommend Demco HiJacker hitch # DM8550038. This hitch fits directly into the puck system with no adapter needed. The hitch features 14 inches of travel and is slides automatically so you won't have to get in an out of the truck to slide it back. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you. To add an in-bed 7-Way trailer connector you can use # 20110. It plugs in-line with a factory 7-Way....
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  • Parts Needed to Install Demco Hijacker Autoslide DM8550024 on 2016 Ford F250 6.5ft w/ Factory Rails
  • Yes, the Demco Hihacker Autoslide # DM8550024 is the 18K 5th wheel hitch you ordered and will be compatible with your 2016 Ford F-250 6.5 foot bed with factory installed underbed rail kit. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide fifth wheel hitch # DM8550024 comes assembled from the factory to help make the installation easier and quicker. The only prep work necessary is to bolt on the side plates, which are included. You will not need any additional parts to install the Hijacker, but I did...
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  • Dimensions of Demco Hijacker Autoslide for Ford Super Duty Prep Package
  • I spoke with my contact at Demco about the dimensions of the Demco Hijacker for Ford Super Duty Prep Package # DM8550024. He told me that with the mounting brackets, the 5th wheel hitch measures 35 inches long x 33 inches wide. I have attached a diagram showing these measurements for you.
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  • Can Demco Hijacker Flat Deck Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit on 2007 Chevy Silverado 8 Foot Flat Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker SL Flat Deck # DM6076SL-FLAT will work on your 8 foot flat bed 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The base rails you'll need are # DM6012. There isn't a bracket kit for flat bed trucks so you'll need to fabricate a way to mount the rails on the bed.
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  • Recommended Options for Better 5th Wheel Trailer Clearance for a 2017 Ram 3500
  • There are a couple of different options that you have when looking to add some clearance from your trailer to help protect your 2017 Ram 3500. If you are just using the regular Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch, like part # C16530-16021, then the first, and most economical, option would be to purchase the Curt R20 Round Tube Slider, part # C16550, along with the Adapter, part # C16022. This will allow you to slide the Q20 back 12 inches for the additional clearance that you are looking for when...
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  • Recommended Demco Auto Slide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 2500 with 6-Foot Bed
  • The 18K-rated Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 is an excellent choice for pulling your 13K-gross weight Glacier Peak 5th wheel with your 2015 Ram 2500 with 6-foot bed as long as the trailer has a tapered nose designed for good turning clearance. The mating custom installation kit is part # DM8552025-71 which will save you install time since it uses existing holes in the truck frame. This hitch works in trucks without the Rambox or Air Suspension systems. The...
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  • Locking Capture Plate for a Demco Auto-Sliding HiJacker 5th Wheel Hitch and MOR/Ryde Pin Box
  • Yes, for a MOR/ryde pin box you will need to use locking plate # DM6025 with HiJacker auto-sliding 5th wheel trailer hitch # DM8550034 to ensure that the hitch functions properly.
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  • Does the Demco Hijacker Auto-Slide Hitch Slide Back When Backing Up
  • Yes, the auto-slide feature of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 that you referenced will function in forward and in reverse. What slides the hitch back is the angle of the head in relation to the base of the hitch. When turning the head it engages the gears on that side of the hitch which then slides it back. Check out the video I attached for more info.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 Short Bed with Factory Rail Kit
  • The rail kits for the 2017 Ram 3500 resemble a very spread out version of the Reese Elite fifth wheel underbed rail kits. We have adapters that allow standard fifth wheel hitches to fit the rail kits but nothing that fits directly. Since your truck is a short bed you will have to use a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. Since activating a slider everytime you get to a parking lot is a bit of a hassle I like to recommend the auto sliding Demco Hijacker part # DM8550035. This...
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  • Demco or Pull Rite Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker Hitch part # DM8550024 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Ford F2350 with hitch package and short bed and would be what I would recommend for you. It would not require any rail kit adapters either. It is very similar to the Pullrite Superglide in operation. I have read many online reviews on other sites and forums where people compare the two saying that the Demco costs less and tends to be more reliable so I would highly recommend it for...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Adapter Recommend To Install Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2016 Ram with Hitch Prep
  • The Husky fifth wheel hitch CP 07054 you referenced is designed to fit industry standard fifth wheel rails so yes, the Adapter part # DM6099 that you referenced would allow you to install that hitch in the bed of your 2016 Ram 2500 short bed with hitch prep package.
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  • Recommendation on a Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch That is Compatible With a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • I have a solution for you. The Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch, # DM8550043, is a lightweight above the bed mounted hitch that is rated a 21K. The total weight of this hitch is 100 lbs. The Demco Recon will mount to the bed of your 2017 Ram 3500 using standard bedrails, like the Demco Universal Bed Rails, # DM6071. If your Ram has the OEM 5th Wheel Towing Pre Package, you can us the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter, # RP30154, to mount the Demco Recon to your vehicle. The Reese adapter will sit...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 6-3/4 foot Bed
  • For a 6-3/4 foot bed you would want to use a slider hitch still. Basically anything shorter than 8 feet is going to require a slider hitch unless the nose of the trailer was specially designed for turning clearance with a short bed truck. I have a great slider hitch solution that I can provide though. The Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550022 will automatically slide back and give you turning clearance while making sharp turns. This way you will avoid the hassle of having to get...
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