Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Long Bed

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I have a 2020 Ford F-350 long bed and want a Fifth Wheel hitch, which one is the best?

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For your 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Long Bed (8 foot) we have several options of fifth wheel trailer hitches. My favorite is the B & W fifth wheel hitch. They have a really nice finish to them that looks good in any truck, and the powder coat is very durable, so it resists scratches pretty well. The biggest reason for me favoring B & W hitches is the ease of install, out of every fifth wheel I have installed, B & W seems to be the most straight forward and install the smoothest.

Which fifth wheel you get will depend on if you have the factory prep package on your truck or not. If you do have the factory prep package I recommend B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3305. It has a 25,000 GTW rating, and 6,250 vertical load limit. The biggest advantage to having the prep package is that when you go to install the fifth wheel, it will be much easier and quicker,

If your truck is not equipped with the factory prep package I recommend B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWRVK3500-5W and # BWGNRK1116-5W. This kit lets you mount the fifth wheel in your bed, and doubles as a goose neck hitch when the Companion is removed. All the brackets are hidden under the bed, so just like the factory prep package you can have full bed access when not towing.

When towing with the Companion fifth wheel the hitch ratings are 20,000 lbs GTW, and 5,000 lbs vertical load limit. But since it doubles as a goose neck hitch, it is rated differently when using the ball to tow. The ball is a 2 5/16" ball, and the GTW rating is 30,000 lbs, and the vertical load limit is 7,500.

If you need wiring, I recommend the Bargman 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness for Aluminum Truck Beds # 50-97-410-010. The wiring can be mounted in the bed for easier and more convenient hook ups and towing, it prevents you draping your trailer's connector over the tailgate. The harness is 9 feet long, and comes with aluminum mounting hardware, which for your Ford is ideal because the bed is aluminum.

You can check out the videos I linked for reference.

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