Parts Needed to Install Demco Hijacker Autoslide DM8550024 on 2016 Ford F250 6.5ft w/ Factory Rails

Question:

First is this the right hitch- Is there anything else I need for this install so I dont have any more delays. 2016- F-250 -6.5 foot box- factory installed Rail Thanks

Expert Reply:

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 read the installation instructions and there are some items mentioned that could help you maintain the 5th wheel and ensure fitment to your trailer, that are worth a looking into.

The Hijacker recommends to using grease like # L10337 or a 3/16” maximum Teflon disc # RP83002 to help prevent wear on top plate surface.

The Demco Hijacker is also designed to work with standard trailer pin boxes between 12” minimum to 14” maximum width. Optional adapter plates are available for the Demco Glide Ride, Mor/Ryde and 5th Airborne pin boxes.
# DM6025 for the MOR/ryde pin box
# DM6095 for the Trailair Tri-Glide pin box
# DM6062 for the Extended 5th Airborne pin boxes
# DM6026 for the Standard 5th Airborne pin boxes
and
# DM6036 for the Demco Glide Ride pin boxes

A few other parts you may consider are the vinyl hitch head cover # DM14844 and the 5th wheel truck bed 90 degree wiring harness # DM8555002 to make hooking up easier.

I have linked all the above mentioned parts to this page for your convenience.

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