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Recommended 5th Wheel Rails and Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500 Tall Bed Rails

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Just purchased a 2018 RAM 2500 and the bed rails are high. F/W dealer said its going to be an issue hauling a lighter weight 30foot fifth wheel? Dealer didnt bother to inform us it might be an issue when we purchased the truck. UGH!

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For your 2018 Ram 2500, we haven't had anyone say they couldn't find a 5th wheel fit. You will want to go with a hitch that has the higher height adjustment and then you'll want to make sure your pin box of your trailer is adjustable as well. I recommend the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3200 which will use standard rails and will adjust up to 19 inches tall. This is a very strong hitch that is made in the USA.

For your rails, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56009-53. These are easier to install, a custom fit for your truck, and give you a little more height than the other options. These rails are 1-7/8 inches tall compared to the standard 1-1/8 inches so you get 3/4 inches of extra height.

I also recommend you consider the Draw-Tite 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness 7-Pole # 20110 to add a wiring connection to the bed of your truck for greater accessibility and connection.

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