Recommended 5th-Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit and Reese Sidewinder


I recently purchased a 2017 F350 with the 6foot 9inch box and factory 5th wheel hitch mount puck system. My 5th wheel trailer has a the Reese Sidewinder installed so Im wondering if I can use the Curt A20 hitch with the OEM Legs to fit in the truck along with the A20 wedge for the Sidewinder.


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The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Form OEM Legs # C16034 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit the factory rail kit on your 2017 Ford F-350. Since your 5th-wheel trailer has a Reese Sidewinder, which will give you around 22 inches of additional clearance for tight turns, you will not need a sliding 5th-wheel hitch on your 6-3/4 ft truck bed. The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch is a great option that features an interlocking 2-jaw system to provide 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact as well as a nice fully articulating torsion head which will create a more stable and quiet ride. It has a gross towing weight capacity of 20,000 pounds and a vertical load limit of 5,000 pounds.

As you mentioned, you will use the Curt Sidewinder Wedge # C16992 to prevent the Sidewinder king pin from rotating in the Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch.

I have attached the installation details and a video review of this hitch for you to check out.

If you do not have one already, I also recommend adding a 5th-Wheel Wiring Harness like the Curt # C56000. Once installed, this will provide a 7-way connector in the bed of your truck for easy hookup with your trailer.

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