Andersen 5th Wheel Hitch and Alternative Lift for Heavy 5th Wheel Hitch

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Planning on buying a 3200 hitch for my 2107 F350 6/9 bed. I have ISR installed as I am replacing my current hitchCurt A16 slider due to weight constraints. Recently had a heart attack and cannot lift/wrestle current hitch in and out of my truck when not in use. What do I attach safety chains too? Saw your pdf of install, do not have the eye bolts in my bed. Also, live in Wisconsin, travel in MN, ILL, MO, KY, OK, TX, NM, AZ. Required ???

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The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs # AM3200 will work on your 2017 F-350 with industry standard bed rails. With this hitch the safety chains can be attached to the any of the 4 down tubes that attach to the upper assembly of the ball according to my contact at Andersen.

Another option for you is to use the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs # MT70238 with your current sliding hitch and use the Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket # DM6100 which fits into your hitch's jaws and allows you to lift it out of your truck using the crane that fits into your trailer hitch receiver. This gives you the benefits of your A16 slider while still allowing you to move it easily in and out of your truck bed.

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