5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed


Which 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation rails do you recommend for a 2017 Ford F250 short box?

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For your new 2017 Ford F-250 short bed you have some options for 5th wheel hitches and installation kits. For an install kit I recommend going with a custom kit, # RP50074-58. With a custom kit there is less drilling required and it takes less time to install compared to universal kits.

And for a hitch I recommend the Reese Titan 20 # RP30870. This hitch is rated for 20,000 pounds, features the super-secure serrated dual jaw design, and it is cushioned. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you.

I also recommend adding a 7-Way trailer connector in the bed of the truck using # 41157. This will make hooking up the trailer easier without the need for any kind of extension. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.

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