Fifth Wheel Install Kit for 2013 Ford F150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed Length

Question:

will this kit fit in my 2013 ford f150 4x4 super crew, with a 5 1/2 ft bed? I have a husky 15 K hitch

Expert Reply:

The Reese Semi-Custom Install Kit you referenced, part # RP30035-426 is indeed a compatible fit for your 2013 Ford F150 Super Crew. The install kit uses industry-standard fifth wheel bed rails that are compatible with your Husky hitch.

For a custom install/bracket kit that uses existing holes in the truck's frame which would be considerably easier to install, use # RP50081-58.

In order to gain the proper clearance between the rear of the truck cab and the front of the fifth wheel, a Sidewinder replacement pin box would need to be used. You would need a specific model Sidewinder to replace the OEM pin box on your fifth wheel. Your existing pin box should have a manufacturer name and model number on it somewhere. You would then match up that information to the listing shown on the Sidewinder FAQ article I have linked you to. I would recommend closely looking at the clearance formula shown on the FAQ page to determine if you will be able to negotiate 90 degree turns. For the A dimension, you will need to measure the distance from the jaws of the fifth wheel to the rear of the cab. When installed, the king pin would sit 1-1/2 inches forward of the rear axle center.

To install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck bed, I'd recommend # 41157. I've linked an install video showing the wiring and the custom install kit being installed on a 2013 Ford F150.

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