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Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a 2014 Ram 2500 With 6 Ft. Bed  

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Need a 5th wheel hitch to tow a Keystone Montana Mountaineer 33IRLT, GVWR 14305, DW 11265, HW 2305. Truck is not drilled for 5th wheel hitch . Please recommend hitch and rail kit, thanks,

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I found a couple 5th wheel hitches that will work well with your 2014 Ram 2500 with 6 ft. bed.

The first hitch I like is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch, # DM8550034, and the Demco Above-Bed Base Rails, # DM8552025-71. This Demco hitch has a weight capacity of 18K lbs and a pivoting head to help reduce chucking. The best feature of the Demco hitch is the Autoslide function. This feature will automatically engage the hitch's slider without exiting the cab of your truck. The slider will provide you with the clearance needed to make turns with your short bed truck. The Demco hitch will provide you with 14 inches of travel front to back.

Another and more economical hitch I recommend is the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel w/Slider, # BWRVK3270, and B&W Custom Base Rails, # BWRVK2602. This hitch also has a weight capacity of 18K lbs. Unlike the Demco hitch, the B&W hitch has a manually operated slider. This slider will provide 12 inches of travel form front to back and has an adjustable height of 17-19 inches.

Both hitches will work well with your Keystone trailer. The main differences are in features and the price between of the products.

It is recommend using a slider 5th wheel hitch on short bed trucks to make sure that there will be clearance between the cab and the trailer when making sharp turns.

I have linked product videos and an article on with more info on 5th wheel trailer hitches for you to review.

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