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Can 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 5-1/2 Ft Bed Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with Sidewinder


Can you use a Sidewinder on a fifth wheel trailer and then tow that trailer with a 2007 1500 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with a 51/2ft box?


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The Sidewinder was designed with the short bed pickups in mind so yes, your 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 with 5-1/2' bed can tow a fifth wheel trailer equipped with a Sidewinder. Using a Sidewinder moves the pivot point on the fifth wheel trailer 22" further back on the truck which creates much more space in between the truck cab and trailer on sharp turns.

I have attached an article which is loaded with valuable information on the benefits of using a Sidewinder when towing with a short bed truck.

Since our Fifth Gear and 5th Airborne Sidewinders are custom designed to replace the existing pinbox on your trailer, in order to determine if we have a Sidewinder that will work for you, we will need to know your trailer pinbox number. This is typically located on a sticker or stamping on the OEM pinbox. Once you have the pinbox number, you can use the Fifth Wheel Trailer Pin Box Matrix Conversion Chart located in the attached article to see if we have a pinbox for you.

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