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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram 2500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package Removal from Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550034 is a great hitch for your 2017 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory rail kit. It does require the adapter part # DM6099 to be used like you referenced. The hitch as a total is pretty heavy at 273 lbs but it can be taken apart to make it easier. The head assembly of the hitch is held on with one large pin. The other option is a hitch mounted crane. The MaxxTow crane part # MT70238 could take it out as one assembly.
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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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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 3500 Dually Mega Cab with Factory Pucks
  • For your 2017 Ram 3500 dually that has the 6-foot bed and factory rail kit my best recommendation for a sliding hitch is the 20K-rated B&W Companion # BWRVK3670. The build quality of B&W hitches is unmatched and over 300 of our customers that have selected this hitch have rated it with almost a perfect score! The Companion drops right into your pucks - no adapters required - and it offers 12-inches of slider travel, a double-pivoting head for easier hitching and a double jaw system...
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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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  • 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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  • Slider Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ford F-250 Factory Rail Kit Short Bed
  • Since your truck is a short bed that means you need a slider hitch to allow you the clearance to make tight turns. The best solution we have that fits the factory rail kit of your 2014 Ford F-350 is the Demco part # DM8550024 which will automatically slide as you make tight turns. Activating a slider is a bit of a hassle, but with this hitch you'll never have to worry about it.
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  • Recommended Capture Plates for Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch with Trailair┬« Rota-FlexTM Pin Box
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 18K # DM8550024 is an excellent choice. It will automatically adjust for you to allow for proper clearance when turning. This hitch does require different capture plates that are fairly inexpensive to work with your pin box. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide Capture Plates for Trailair Rota-Flex Pin Boxes # DM6171 will make this 5th wheel hitch work well with your pin box. If you don't...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-250 with Factory Rail Kit
  • Since you have a short bed truck you will have to go with a slider hitch to allow you the needed clearance to make tight turns. The slider hitch I recommend is the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550038 which will fit the puck system of your truck directly and automatically slides as you make tight turns. This hitch also has a 21k capacity.
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  • Distance Between Mounting Slots of Demco 5th Wheel Base Rails
  • The slots on the top of the fifth wheel rail adapter part # DM6140 are 29 inches apart for the outside slots and 20-1/2 inches for the inside rails. Typically rails will have a third set of slots that are 10 inches apart.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 Short Bed
  • The manufacturer of the truck is always the final authority on the towing capacities. For your 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 with the Allison transmission you should have a very healthy towing capacity and I would recommend going with the higher one that GMC gave you. You can try contacting a dealer local to you with your VIN for even further clarification. Since you have a short bed truck you are going to need a slider hitch. The slider hitch I recommend is the Demco Hijacker Auto Slider part...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Weight and Ease of Removal of the Demco Hijacker UMS
  • The total weight of the Demco Hijacker UMS Double Pivot 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550033 that you referenced is 177 lbs. You pretty easily remove the center section from the rest of the hitch to make removing it easier. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Adapter for Reese Hitch to Fit 2017 Chevy Silverado Factory Fifth Wheel Rail Kit
  • Demco makes an adapter that is designed to fit the factory rail kit of your 2017 Chevy 2500HD, part # DM6194 this will fit a Reese hitch if that's what you have.
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  • Adapter Recommendation for 2017 GMC/Chevy Factory Fifth Wheel Rail Kit for Reese Hitch
  • There finally is a picture frame style adapter that fits your 2017 GMC Sierra 3500's factory rail kit. For that you would want the part # DM6194 which fits your truck and provides industry standard rails for the R16 Titan Hitch part # RP30866 to fit.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fit of Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck 5th Wheel DM6076SL-FLAT in 2016 Ford F-250
  • To install the 21K Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076SL-FLAT in your 2016 F-250 short-bed (without factory rail kit) you will use the Demco installation kit # DM8553000-12. This no-drill kit includes base rails, brackets and all required hardware. The written instructions are linked for you. You can use this hitch as long as it's height allows your hitched trailer to remain level. For a 21K hitch with adjustable height use instead # DM6076SL-21K. For...
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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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