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Reese Elite Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F350 with Hitch Prep Package

Question:

I have a 2012 f350 SRW with 8foot box. It came with the fifth wheel/gooseneck prep package. We just purchased a toy hauler with up to 19K lbs loaded weight. Do I need to purchase both the hitch and the under rail system or just the elite series hitch?

Expert Reply:

If you have the fifth wheel prep package you should already have the under rail system installed on your vehicle and all you would need is a hitch to install in that system. Since you have a toy hauler that weighs 19,000 lbs you will want a Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30871. This hitch has a capacity of 26,500 lbs and would have plenty of capacity for your setup.

You should have 4 slightly raised pucks in the bed of your truck. These will be what the # RP30871 will install into. Check out the picture I attached that shows these pucks.

I attached installation instructions for the # RP30871 for you to check out as well as an FAQ on the fifth wheel/gooseneck prep package that would be in your vehicle.

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