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Recommnended Adapter For New Ram Truck With Factory Tow Package For Fifth Wheel Hitch


What is the prefered method of attaching the base to the rails, bolts or slip pins?And doyou have slip pins in a longer length to fit the Ram new fram used on the factory installed trailer package? Thanks in advance fo your help.


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For a new Ram truck with the factory puck system installed you will need an adapter like the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package, part # RP30154.

The # RP30154 attaches to the pucks in the truck bed and lock to give you standard, above bed rails that you can attach the fifth wheel hitch to. A technical note in the instructions for the adapter state that if you plan on towing anything 20,000 lbs or heavier, you would need to use the included heavy-duty bolts in place of the pins normally used.

To secure the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # BWRVK3200 to the adapter, you would use the included pins that attach in the same manner as it would in standard base rails. The # BWRVK3200 is a 16,000 lb hitch that features 3/4 inch thick dual jaws that provide 360-degree jaw to king pin contact.

I have attached product review videos for these items you can check out. I have also attached the installation instructions for the adapter and the fifth wheel hitch you can take a look at.

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Jeffrey L

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