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Best 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2015 Ram 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed


I have a 2015 Ram 2500 short bed and am pulling a 2017 Venom 4020 fifth wheel trailer which has a Trailair roto flex king pin width is 13-3/8 inches Q: would you recommend the DEMCO 8550035 hitch? Q: the specs for this hitch states that a specific locking plate sold separately is required for the trail air king pin. Which locking plate is required?


Expert Reply:

Yes, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider part # DM8550035 is the best 5th wheel hitch we have for your 2015 Ram 2500 as long as you do not have the RamBox. The hitch as the title states has an auto-sliding feature that will allow for turns up to 90 degrees with your trailer and not have to exit the truck. It is capable of a gross towing weight up to 21,000 lbs and comes with a 5-year warranty.

In order to install this hitch on your Ram you would also need to use the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter part # DM6099 if you have the factory prep factage or the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails part # DM8552025-71 if you do not have the factory prep package.

The correct capture plate you would need to use with your Trailair Rota-Flex pin box is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Capture Plates for Trailair Rota-Flex Pin Boxes part # DM6171. I have attached a review video of both the hitch and capture pate for you as well.

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