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Best Way to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with 2014 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 ft Bed

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Hi I have a 2014 f150 supercrew with 5.5 bed. I currently purchased the pullrite superglide 2700 for my fifth wheel towing. But unfortunate the truck cab and trailer will hit. I was looking at the reese sidewinder, wondering if thats the best way togo. Thanks

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For towing fifth wheel trailers with a truck that has a bed length of 5-1/2 feet the best option is the Sidewinder pin box.

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.

You then would need to go with a stationary hitch in the bed of your 2014 Ford F-150 like the Reese # RP30047 which has a cushioned head and great jaw design for a quiet ride.

For a rail kit you would want a custom install kit instead of a universal one like the part # RP50081-58 which will install in about half the time as a custom kit and will minimize drilling.

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Thanks for the info, i have a lippert pin box 1621. Which sidewinder should I get?

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The correct Sidewinder for a Lippert 1621 pin box is the part # RP34FR.

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