Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch For 2017 Ford F-350 With 6-3/4 Ft Bed And Factory Prep Pkg

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God afternoon. I ordered a 2017 F350 with factory prep for 5th wheel. The available ford factory 5th wheel hitch says its only for use on 8foot boxes....I order the 6.75. But, Ive seen info stating that you dont need a slider...so please guide me. What are my choices? Thanks in advance.

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To make sure you have the clearance necessary to make those tight turns you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch on yoru 2017 F-350 with the 6-3/4 ft bed.

The fifth wheel hitch I recommend is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, part # DM8550038. This hitch slides automatically when you need and gives you an additional 14-inches of clearance. This is great because you do not have to get in and out of your truck to operate a manual slider. This fifth wheel has a single-jaw design that gives you 360-degrees of jaw-to-king-pin contact. The hitch drops into the pucks in the bed of yoru truck and when you are not towing gives you complete use of the bed.

Another fifth wheel hitch that will work for you is the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider, part # C16530-16020. This is a 20,000-lb fifth wheel hitch and this system drops into the puck system in the bed of your truck. This slider has 12-inches of travel front to back and has a 2-jaw system for 360-jaw-to-king-pin contact.

The Curt system is a little less expensive than the Demco, but in my opinion the single-jaw of the Demco, along with the knowledge that you don't have to manually operate the slider and you also have 2-inches of additional clearance would be why I recommend the Demco over any other hitches.

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