Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Nissan Titan XD to Tow 2018 Forest River Sabre 5th Wheel


What is the best towing setup for a 2016 Titan XD towing a 2018 Forest River Sabre 5th wheel?


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The Forest River Sabre series of 5th wheel trailers ranges in unloaded weight from about 8600-lbs to about 12,500-lbs so I recommend at least an 18K-rated hitch so that once your trailer is fully loaded you will still have a good safety margin with your 2016 Nissan Titan XD.

Since your 2016 Nissan Titan XD truck is a short bed, you will need a sliding type 5th wheel hitch to ensure enough turning clearance when you're making tight near-90-degree turns.

If you have the factory integrated gooseneck hitch I suggest the Demco HiJacker 18K model # DM8550034 and the matching adapter # DM6200. This hitch provides an automatic sliding function that saves you from having to get out of the truck to manually release the hitch each time you need to make tight turns. The HiJacker also gives 14-inches of travel, more than most hitches, for extra clearance between the truck cab and the nose of the trailer.

If instead you do not have the factory gooseneck setup an excellent quality hitch for your application comes from B&W; their Companion Sliding Hitch # BWRVK3400-5W which offers a full 12-inches of slider travel. This will install using their under-bed Turnoverball installation kit # BWGNRK1217-5W. This setup gives you both gooseneck and 5th wheel towing capability in one package and the level of fit and finish of B&W hitches is unmatched.

For a wiring harness in the bed for easier hookup you can use part # DM8555002 with either of the hitches listed above. For more on both hitch options and the wiring harness you can refer to the videos that are linked for you.

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