5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ram 3500 with Factory Installed 5th Wheel Prep Package


What options are available to install a fifth wheel hitch in a 2016 Ram 3500 that has the factory installed fifth wheel prep package? Im having a difficult time finding one that is sized properly to match the factory hole dimensions.


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There are actually several hitches available now that fit directly into the 2016 Ram factory OEM prep package. There is also an option to use a special adapter if you already have a hitch or if you plan on getting a slider hitch (for short bed trucks).

The hitches that fit directly are:

# BWRVK3600, rated for 25K
# C16545-16021, rated for 24K
# C16530-16021, rated for 20K
# C16520-16021, rated for 16K, dual jaw
# C16515-16021, rated for 16K, slide-bar jaw

You can also use adapter # DM6099 and then use a Reese, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Curt, Valley, or Husky 5th wheel trailer hitch that fits in above the bed rails if you already have one.

If you don't have a hitch already and want to use the adapter I recommend going with the 16K Reese hitch # RP30047. It is a good entry level hitch that has a dual-jaw for a secure king pin connection and a 4-Way pivoting head. If a higher capacity is needed they have a 20K model, # PS30119.

If your truck is a short bed then you would need the slider versions # RP30051 for 16K and # PS30121 for a 20K. I have included a couple of review videos for you showing the features of the hitches.

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