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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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  • Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch and Suspension Enhancement for a 2017 Ram 3500 with Factory Prep Package
  • We have the perfect solution for you to tow your new 2017 Solitude 384GK with your 2017 Ram 3500 with a 6 foot bed. I looked up your 5th wheel trailer online and found that it has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 16,000 lbs. The Mopar 25K would definitely be able to handle that weight, but you are exactly right. With a 6 foot bed you will need a sliding 5th wheel hitch to avoid damaging your 3500 when making those tight turns. The Demco 5th wheel hitches with the Autosliding...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 with Short Bed and Factory Tow Package
  • Gooseneck and fifth wheel trailer hitches connect to the frame in some way. However, a gooseneck hitch is connected directly to the frame with just the hitch ball for connection to the trailer. A fifth wheel hitch has brackets that connect to the frame, and then either rails or pucks (What you have on your factory kit) to connect to the fifth wheel hitch. Since the hitch is what connects to the trailer there is more in between the trailer and truck's frame. So gooseneck hitches generally...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Tonneau Cover Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 with Short Bed
  • For your 2017 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit you'll need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without cab interference. My favorite slider hitches are the ones that automatically slide as you make tight turns as that saves you the hassle of getting out and activating the slider every time it's needed. For that I would recommend the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550037 and the install rail kit part # DM8551006. This is an underbed rail kit too which means when...
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  • Will Demco Hijacker AutoSlide Fifth Wheel Hitch Allow 2016 Ram 3500 to Make Tight Turns when Towing
  • The great thing about the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550037 is that it slides automatically back 14 inches as you make tight turns. Because of that it would allow your 2016 Ram to make tight turns without interference, BUT since you have the factory rail kit you would want the # DM8550035 instead with the adapter part # DM6099. Both of these combined is 391 lbs but it is designed to be taken apart in sections to allow for an easier removal.
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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 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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  • Best Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation and Rail Kit for 2017 Ford F-350
  • The setup I would recommend is the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide part # DM8550022 with the rail kit part # DM8551009 for your 2017 Ford F-350 without the factory tow package. This is a slider hitch that will automatically slide back as you make tight turns which is a very nice feature as getting out and activating a slider mechanism can be a hassle. Especially in inclement weather. The rail kit mentioned is an underbed kit so your bed will be clean and free of large rails when you remove...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Under-Bed Install Kit for a 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • I recommend the Demco HiJacker auto-sliding 5th wheel trailer hitch # DM8550022 for your 2016 Ford F-250 short bed. This hitch is rated for 18,000 pound gross trailer weight so it can easily handle your 16,000 pound trailer. This hitch also slides 14 inches automatically for clearance when turning; all without having to get in an out of the truck! I have included a link to a video review for you. For an under-bed installation kit I recommend # DM8551000 which is a custom kit for your...
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a 2017 Ford F-350 6-3/4 Ft. Bed With Factory Rail Kit
  • Both the Curt Q20 hitch with Slider, # C16530-16020, and the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel, # DM8550038, will fit your 2017 Ford F-350 with the Ford Prep package. Both will allow to make your turns and at the same time ensure that you have enough clearance between your trailer and truck. Between the two, I like the Demco hitch. The Autoslide feature allows you to make your turns with every leaving the cab of the truck. This hitch will allow you not to worry about if you need to...
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  • Demco Hijacker Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • Since your truck bed is a 6-3/4 foot bed in your 2016 Ford F-350 the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550038 would be an excellent choice as it fits the factory rail kit you have in your truck bed as well. If you are unsure if this would give you the needed turning clearance I have a formula that you can plug in the dimensions of your trailer and truck to see. (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from the fifth wheel jaw center to the truck cab B = Offset used (14 inches for the slider hitch) C...
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  • Fitment of Demco AutoSlide Hitch for 2016 Ford F-150 5.5 Foot Bed
  • I can help answer the questions you're having about this Demco AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch. Demco designed this 13K Hijacker AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550040 with the 5-1/2 foot beds in mind. As you turn this hitch will give you an extended distance of 22-1/2 inches, which is crucial to most short bed truck owners when making sharp turns. So, this Demco 5th Wheel Hitch will work great for your 2016 Ford F-150. The Demco AutoSlide # DM8550040 is compatible with industry standard...
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  • Auto-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing Keystone Raptor 355TS
  • If your 2017 Ford F-350 short bed has the factory 5th wheel rail kit you can use the 21K Demco Hijacker autoslide hitch # DM8550038 which will drop right into the factory pucks and provide 14-inches of slider travel automatically when you make a sharp turn. For a manual slider that will also fit the Ford factory rail kit the 20K B&W Companion Slider hitch # BWRVK3370 offers 12-inches of slider travel and among the best build quality of any 5th wheels. The Companion features a fully-articulating...
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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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  • Comparing Curt 16023 and Demco 6194 Fifth Wheel Rail Adapters
  • Each of the fifth wheel rail adapters you mentioned, the Demco # DM6194 and Curt # C16023 will offer you complete security for the hitches that fit on them. The Demco works by turning the locking plate with the thumb screw, which rotates the feet of the adapter locking it into place. The biggest difference between these two adapters is going to be the hitches they fit, which is generally the deciding factor in the adapter they have. The Demco adapter can accommodate any fifth-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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  • Height of Base of Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch DM8550024
  • My contact at Demco confirmed that the thickness of the base portion of their Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 (without the side plates required for installation) is 3-inches. This dimension is shown in the linked photo I prepared for you.
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  • Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket To Install Or Remove 5th Wheel Hitches
  • The Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket # DM6100 is a product that Demco makes based on a suggestion we made to them. It allows you to lift their heavier fifth wheel hitches weighing around 300 lbs using a hoist or crane like the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs # MT70238 in a safe way to protect you, the hitch, and your truck.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is the Demco Base Rail Adapter # DM6140 Adjustable Vertically for Truck Bed Liners
  • The shaft portion of the Demco 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter # DM6140 that you referenced is vertically adjustable so that you can match the height of the bed perfectly. This is helpful when the truck has a bed liner and the bed floor is slightly raised because of it. I attached a picture that shows how the adjustment is made.
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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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  • Replacement Tire Strap Recommendation for a Demco Kar Kaddy
  • I spoke with my contact at Demco and they offer three different sizes for the replacement wheel straps for their Kar Kaddy. For standard you would want the # DM03528, for small # DM03528-81 and for large # DM03528-93. It sounds like you are looking for the standard size part # DM03528.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Adapter Needed for 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 with the Factory Puck System
  • The Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # DM6194 is an adapter rated for 21K that changes the factory puck system on a GMC or Chevy so that a 5th wheel hitch that installs on industry standard rails can be used for your towing setup. It will fit and work well with the puck system on your 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 if it has a short bed.
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