Differences Between Signature and Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches on a 2011 Ford F-350

Question:

I would like to know what the difference is between the Select Series and the Elite Series Hitches that would justify a difference in price. I was under the impression that the only difference was the feet. I see that the Elite does come with a wiring harness which is not needed on the new fords. Thanks

Expert Reply:

The Select Plus series of 5th wheels will not work on your 2011 Ford F-350 if you have the factory installed 5th wheel prep package, but either the Signature Series, or the Elite Series will.

If you have a Signature Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, you will need to add Fifth Wheel Adapter Kit - Ford OEM Rails to Signature Series Fifth Wheel, # 58419 in order to fit the Signature Series hitch in the factory installed pucks on the 2011 Ford. I have included instructions linked below.

The Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30142, will fit without the need of any adapter. So it is very convenient. Other than that, there are not a lot of differences.

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