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Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-250 Short Bed

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2011 f-250 diesel crew cab 6’5” bed I have a 6” lift and top of bedside is 63” fifth wheel trailer is 63” measuring level to front edge what hitch do you recommend ? Also I have airbags for towing already installed

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It is incredibly difficult to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a truck that has a 6 inch lift installed like what yours has. You really are going to need to remove the lift kit and go back to stock height. You want to have at least 6 inches from the top of the bed rails to the overhang of the trailer so that you have clearance.

Since your truck is a short bed you'll need a slider hitch like the Reese Slider part # RP30075 and for a rail kit you'll want to go with a custom install kit like the part # RP50026-58 which will install in much less time than a universal kit and will minimize drilling.

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