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Inexpensive Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab Short Bed

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We have a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Megacab and were going to install the Reese underbed rail part RP30074 and the adapter RP30156 as we cant afford the Reese Elite hitch right now. We were told we needed a slider hitch, can you verify and recommend a few? 16,000 GTW is fine. Would this hitch C16115 work?

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On a short bed truck you would want to use a slider hitch to be able to make tighter turns without the trailer hitting the truck cab. Curt hitch # C16115 is not a slider so I would not recommend it. The slider version is # 16516. The least expensive slider hitch is # RP30051 which is rated for 16,000 pounds. I have linked videos of both slider hitches for you. They do work with adapter # RP30156.

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