Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Rail Kit Puck System

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I have a 2015 Puma 295BHS 5th wheel camper that I would like to tow with my 2017 Ram 2500 Mega cab with a 6 foot 4 inch box and 5th wheel prep package. Can you provide some 5th wheel hitch options?

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We have a number of options available for your 2017 Ram 2500 with factory rail kit and short bed. You can use any industry standard size 5th sliding 5th wheel hitch using an adapter like the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs # RP30154.

Curt has an adapter for your rail kit that is only compatible with their hitches # C16022, but their hitches are also compatible with the Reese adapter. For a hitch, I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16521 which is a really nice option. This is the best hitch with a good price point in my opinion.

If you want the super clean bed where no adapter is needed and a really great quality hitch, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3670. This is a great choice if you want the cleaner look and a stronger hitch.

You may also want to consider using the Pollak 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector with 7-Pole # PK11893-11932 to add a wiring connector to the bed of your truck for easy connection access.

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