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Old 09-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Dodge factory installed 5th wheel????

Currently have a curt q20 fifth wheel hitch in a 2099 f250 long bed with standard rails. Looking at 2013 dodge 3500 crew cab 6.4 bed with factory fifth wheel / gooseneck. I can't find a hitch that will work for that anywhere??? Does anyone use dodge factory set up with fifth wheel? What hitch do you use can I use head off my curt q20????
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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When they put the hitch in my 2013 dodge ram 3500 DRW it took a month and a half to get the parts Reese curt husky did not have any thing I think they used a kit from another maker
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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The maker of the base rail kit I think it is denco or something along that line
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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Skip the factory poop.
Ford does the same thing. There is only one hitch that will fit on the Ford factory bedrails and it is not a slider. I considered ordering the option for possible future use or for possible resale value. Bill makes no $$ from orders and he told me not to get it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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The Reese Elite RE18 with the slider will fit the Ford factory installed rails. I have it on my rig. It's not cheap, but it's a good set up and I like it. I got the price reduced quite a bit by negotiating it with the purchase of my 5er. Just thought I'd clear that up.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:02 PM   #6
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Thank you Lloydg.
It's good to have current information. If I'd known that I would have ordered the prep package.
I am going to let Bill know so he can offer the most current options to his customers.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:26 AM   #7
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Pullrite also makes an adapter kit or the Ford factory/Reese base rails.....
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:19 AM   #8
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Actually there are a couple of other options from Reese. Here is a quote from Reese Customer Service that I got before I purchased.

Unless you have a pinbox extension on your trailer, and because of the short bed on the truck, you will need the Elite 18K with Slider. You will need to move the hitch back if you are going to make sharp corners or backup maneuvers. Here is a link to the web page….
http://www.reese-hitches.com/products/Elite_Series_Pre_Assembled_18K_5th_Wheel_Hitch_Wit h_Slider,30144

If you did not want to get the 18K Elite hitch, you could get an adapter that you install into the 4 mounts in the bed, then you can mount a standard rail mount 5th wheel hitch on to the adapter. Here is a link to the adapter……………..
http://www.reese-hitches.com/products/Fifth_Wheel_Rail_Kit_Mounting_Adapter,R-30156

With the adapter, you could then purchase a lighter duty hitch with 15K or 16K capacity. This 16K with slider would be a good hitch for your application…………………
http://www.reese-hitches.com/products/16K_Reese_5th_Wheel_Hitch_with_Square_Tube_Slider, 30051
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
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Thank you again Lloydg.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:23 PM   #10
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I called dealer today and they told me mounting configuration of dodge factory prep and ford are different and curt will be making the mopar hitch for dodge. Still can't find one???
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