Availability of 5th Wheel Hitch to Tow 25,900 lb Car Hauler with a 2014 Ram 3500

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hello, I have a 2014 ram 3500 drw Im looking for 5th wheel hitch. towing a Kaufman ez4 loaded car hauling trailer with gvr 25900.What hitch would you recommend

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If your loaded trailer weight is 25,900 lbs then you will want to use a gooseneck hitch rather than a 5th wheel hitch. The highest rated 5th wheel hitch that we have to offer is the Husky # HT31318-31325 rated for 26,000 lbs. You won't find too many 5th wheel hitches anywhere else that will be rated much higher than this. The 100 lb difference in the weight of the trailer and capacity of the 5th wheel hitch is too close to consider a safe margin.

Gooseneck hitches are rated for at least 30,000 lbs which would be a much safer option for you to use. After safely converting your trailer to a gooseneck I recommend using the B&W Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1314, This is rated for 30,000 lbs and is considered by most to be the best gooseneck hitch made in the USA.

You will also want to check the towing weight capacities of your 2014 Ram 3500 to make sure that you do not exceed what your vehicle can do. Using a suspension upgrade like the TorkLift # TDR3500CA is also a good idea to reinforce your suspension and help improve your ride quality.

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