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2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed Hitch Prep With Rambox Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation

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What system can I use with a 2500 short bed Ram with Rambox? Gooseneck with adapters? Sliding fifth wheel with Gooseneck?

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The Rambox makes the bed rails too narrow for a standard fifth wheel trailer pin box to be able to make turns without causing interference.

The only way to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a Ram that has a Rambox is to use a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer. You should note that Sidewinder does not recommend this is a fit, but we know from our customers who have tried this setup that the Sidewinder will give the Rambox trucks the ability to tow a trailer.

You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one.

There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number that is on the trailer.

Once you figure out which pin box you have you can check the FAQ I attached that has a chart that shows the correct Sidewinder to get based on which pin box you have.

The Sidewinder will also allow you to not have to use a slider hitch to make tight turns.

Sine you listed your vehicle as having the Ram hitch prep package for a fifth wheel hitch you could use the Reese part # RP30918 as it has been confirmed as a fit for the Ram hitch prep package. You'll also need wedge kit # RP44FR.

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