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Fifth Wheel Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed with Gooseneck Hitch

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Can this hitch be installed when I have a blue ox hide a ball already in the truck? Did not know if it used the same layout and hole pattern.

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To install the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP30035-023 in your 2006 Dodge Ram would require you to remove the Blue Ox gooseneck hitch you have.

So if you are in a situation where you need to be able to tow both a fifth wheel trailer and a gooseneck trailer you would need an adapter to allow you to tow the fifth wheel trailer.

The most popular option for that is the # CAB-C5GX1216 which is an adapter that will install on the pin box of your trailer and will allow it to connect to a gooseneck trailer.

Since you have a short bed truck though and would need clearance to make tight turns the fifth wheel rails part # RP30035-023 with the slider hitch part # PS30121 would be the better option since you would be able to make tight turns thanks to the slider hitch.

When you go to tow a gooseneck trailer you would only need the adapter # 49080.

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