Fifth Wheel Hitch with Below bed Rails for 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot bed


Hello I am looking for a fifth wheel hitch that has a under the bed rail bracket, installation and a hitch with a tow capacity of 15k. I have a 2016 2500 hd 6 1/2 ft bed. Can you point me in the right direction

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There are high-quality options for you to install a fifth-wheel hitch with under bed rails on your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed without the factory rail kit.

The first hitch is the one I recommend, the B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W, which installs with the Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1016-5W. The rails double as a Turnoverball gooseneck hitch, and the Companion, which has a capacity of 20,000 lbs, features jaws which are 1" thick and provide full 360 degree contact with your king pin to ensure both a highly secure connection and minimum rattle. It has three height settings, front to back slider travel of 12" and a pivoting head to make hook-up easier.

The other hitch that will work for you is the Reese Elite Series # RP30144, which installs with the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series # RP30868. This hitch has a single-piece, self-latching jaw and features a 9" funnel - which is is 3" larger than most - to help guide the king pin into the hitch. The Elite has a capacity of 18,000 lbs, gives 10" of front to back travel and comes with a wiring harness and 7-way connector.

I have included links to video reviews and installs of these rail kits and hitches for you to take a look at.

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