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5th Wheel Hitch for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 8-Foot Bed Towing 5th Weighing 10,500 Pounds Loaded

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I have a 2015 Chevy 2500 long bed and plan to tow a fifth wheel weighing 10,500 lb. fully loaded. Which hitch will be more reliable, durable, and easy to hook up. I have heard about some problems with the 16K hitch with a plastic lube plate getting stuck closed. I also notice that on the 16k hitch it looks like the king pin could hit the lower area of the jaws if it comes in too low.

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As long as the weight capacity of a fifth wheel hitch is greater than the gross vehicle weight rating of your trailer, it wouldn't matter which fifth wheel hitch you choose.

With that said, I highly recommend the B&W Patriot # BWRVK3200 because of B&W's high quality products. It features a dual-jaw design for a strong connection. The durability is top notch because it went through vigorous testing cycles in both fatigue and static testing.

We have seen a couple lube plates get stuck with Sidewinder fifth wheel hitches, but none on regular fifth wheel hitches. I contacted our representative at Reese and he hasn't had any issues either unless the lube plate was damaged.

The custom base rails are the Reese # RP56001-53 and will mount to existing holes in your truck frame.

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