Sliding Hitch That Fits Puck System in 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed

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I have a 2017 F250 short bed with the Ford factory installed Puck System. I need a slider hitch thats that will mount to the OEM Ford Puck system. I didnt see one on your online catalog, only the overand under the bed rails. Do they make one?

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There are sliding hitches that fit into the puck system of your 2017 Ford F-250, they are simply labeled as having below bed rails. The top-of-the line fifth wheel hitch that I strongly recommend for you is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3370. It fits will drop into your puck system and has a rail-free design so you can take it out for full bed access at any point. The Companion has a towing capacity of 20,000 lbs and features dual jaws which are a full 1" thick for complete 360 degree contact with your king pin that provides an optimal, secure connection while also limiting the amount of rattling you'll hear.

This hitch is considered to be the best in its class not only for its dual jaw design but also because it has a fully pivoting head to help make hookup a simpler process while also limiting the chucking and jarring that you may experience with fifth wheel hitches. Noise is also going to be less of an issue with the Companion as it uses polyurethane bushings to stifle rattling.

For a more economical option you may want to check out the fifth wheels by Curt, either the Q20 # C16530-16020 which has a weight capacity of 20,000 lbs, or the Q24 # C16545-16020 which has a capacity of 24,000 lbs. The Curt hitches also fit in your F-250's puck system with a rail-free design. These fifth wheels also feature a 3-point color coded system which indicates if you are ready to couple, uncouple, or tow.

I've added links to video reviews of all three hitches for you to take a look at, as well as our page with our selection of hitches with below bed rails that fit into your puck system.

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