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Herdingdog

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Posted: 08/09/21 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have just purchased a Grand Design 260RD 5th wheel. The GVWR is 10,000 lbs. We are looking for recommendations for a hitch Our truck is a RAM 2500 Hemi, Our Dodge dealer is installing a puck system in the truck bed tomorrow. Any recommendations as to hitch brand and size are appreciated. We will be picking up the trailer this weekend


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Long or short bed? You're going to get a lot of opinions here: Slider vs. non-slider, gooseneck, Andersen, conventional 5th wheel hitch, etc.). What kind of puck system is being installed? Is it just for a gooseneck (like a B&W turnover) or is it more like an OEM puck system with 5 holes?

Personally, I have owned a Pullrite Superglide and now use an Andersen Ultimate Hitch and I love it. Easy to get in/out, quiet and solid operation and if you have a short bed, it can give you more cab clearance potentially avoiding a slider hitch.


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Posted: 08/09/21 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our truck is a shortbed

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2500 4 door Crew cab, 4x4, shortbed, Hemi engine

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OEM 5 hole, Trailer has Turning point swivel pin box - 90 degree radius without a slider hitch in a 5.5 ft truck bed

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OK. I'm not familiar with that pin box. It sounds like it has a lot going on. So, I would probably stay with a conventional 5th wheel hitch. Check out etrailer.com for makes/models that will fit your OEM pucks. Hopefully, someone with your same setup will comment on this thread and share their experiences.

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I have a Ram 2500 short bed with pucks. First hitch was a Curt 20K from ETrailer. It was not a slider. Had slider in previous GMC short bed and never slid it. Well I hit the cab. Appears the RAM bed is a bit shorter (at least from the axle to back of cab. There was no problem with Curt hitch, just didn't slide.

Next, purchased a Demco auto-slider from Etrailer. No worries now.


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I have a BW in my F-250 that I really like. Very solid unit with no clunking at all. It can be removed and replaced in two sections. I believe that Turning Point swivel pinbox has a wedge that keys into the back of the hitch to prevent the pin from turning in the hitch….so check with the hitch manufacturer to make sure it is compatible.

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What model Curt hitch did you have? A25 or the Q25?

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I have RAM 2500 Short bed and installed a DEMCO 18K Autoslider. Never have to worry about hitting the cab with the 5er. [emoticon]


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