Recommended System To Tow A Gooseneck Or Fifth Wheel Trailer With 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500


I would like to install the Curt under-bed gooseneck hitch and also install the under-bed rail kit 4 puck for fifth wheel towing to allow maximum versatility as I tow many different trailers. Will this be possible and can you suggest a set-up. Thanks,


Expert Reply:

I do have a system that lets you tow either a gooseneck trailer or a fifth wheel. First, you will need the EZr Double Lock Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, part # C611-624. This system gives you a gooseneck hitch in the bed of your truck with a 30,000-lb capacity.

You would then need an adapter, part # C16220 to install in the gooseneck ball opening in the bed of the truck. This gives you base rails for a fifth wheel hitch like part # C16245.

I recommend a different system for your truck.

I recommend the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, part # BWGNRK1016. This is an under-bed system that leaves your bed free when not towing. The hitch has a 30,000-lb capacity.

Then I recommend the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # BWRVK3500-5W. This fifth wheel hitch slips right into the gooseneck ball hole to give you a 20,000-lb hitch. This hitch has 1-inch thick dual jaws that give you 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact. That means less rattle when towing your fifth wheel. When removed you still have full access to the bed of your truck.

Using the B&W system will eliminate the need for an adapter and you can easily tow different trailers by just removing the fifth wheel hitch and using the gooseneck.

If you have a hoist handy you can use part # DM6100 to keep from having to manually lift the hitch when installing or removing the hitch.

To put a 7-way trailer harness in the bed of your truck I recommend part # 41157.

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