Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Silverado 2500 Short-Bed Towing Montana 5th Wheel


Ihave a 2500 2018 chev with 6foot 6inch bed what hitch do I need to pull 2019 montana 3720rl 39 ft long 8 ft wide . turning radis is my big consurn Thanks


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A short-bed pickup like your 6-1/2-foot-bed 2018 Silverado 2500 will need a sliding type 5th wheel hitch in order to have enough turning clearance to avoid contact between the truck cab and the trailer overhang. Slider hitches come in both manual and automatic types.

Since your Montana has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 16750-lbs I suggest selecting a hitch with a 20K weight rating to provide you with a good safety margin.

If your 2500 does NOT have the factory 5th wheel prep package you will need industry-standard base rails (ISRs) such as # C16411-204. These allow installation of a hitch like the Curt 20K model # C16536 which offers 12-inches of slider travel.

If your truck DOES have the 5th wheel prep package with pucks in the bed then instead you can use 20K hitch model # C16669 which drops right into those pucks; no base rails are needed for trucks with the factory OEM prep. For either hitch option you can use 5th wheel wiring kit # C56000.

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