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5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 3500 Dually Long Bed with Factory Prep Package

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Soon to purchase a 2015 or 2016 Ram 3500 duelly long bed. They do come with the four puck holes in the bed as part of their tow package. The fifth wheel trailer I have has curb weight of 13,500 lbs and GVW of 16,000 lbs. Do I need the rails for the bed or can the fifth wheel hitch mount directly over the four puck holes in the bed? There are many different brands of hitches so if you can enumerate a few brands and model numbers it would be greatly appreciated.

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If the Ram 3500 has the factory prep package with the 4 pucks then there are 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly into the pucks. Below are the hitches that will fit directly in to the pucks:

Reese 20K # RP30918
Curt 16K with slide-bar jaw # C16515-16021
Curt 16K with dual jaw # C16520-16021
Curt 20K # C16530-16021
Curt 24K # C16545-16021
B&W 25K # BWRVK3600

Out of these options I recommend the B&W hitch since it has the highest capacity and the most adjustability front to back. I have included links to some video reviews of these hitches for you.

If you wanted to use a hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails you would have to use an adapter such as # RP30154 or # DM6099.

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