Will Demco AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch Fit with B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch?

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Hello, I have a 2014 Ram 3500 Megacab Dually. Will this hitch with the above bed mount work with a BandW turnover ball gooseneck hitch ? Thanks in advance

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The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 21,000 lbs # DM8550035 is not compatible with the B&W turnoverball gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1314. The handle for the gooseneck ball will not work with the 5th wheel rails in place according to my contact at B&W. Unfortunately you will need to choose between them.

If you go with the above bed rails, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50085-58. This will be compatible with the Demco AutoSlide Hitch, but you will need a gooseneck adapter for the hitch ball in your truck bed. For this, I recommend the Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate for Fifth Wheel Rails by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese # 49080.

If you stay with a gooseneck hitch in your truck, then I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216 to connect to the B&W hitch ball and give you the additional 7-1/2 inch offset for increased turning clearance with a 5th wheel trailer.

You may want to consider the Draw-Tite 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness 7-Pole - GM, Ford, Dodge, Nissan, Toyota w/ Factory Tow # 20110 to add a second 7-way to the bed of your truck for easy connection of a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer.

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