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Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed

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Truck: 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 w/Jake Brake Long Bed w/towing package and rails installed for a gooseneck RV: 2008 NuWa Discover America Hitchhiker 5th Wheel loaded weight 16,800 Need to buy and install a hitch. Looking for 18K . Do I use some kind of adapter on the gooseneck rails or ignore that and install a regular hitch? Im new to this and confused by the many options available. Thanks much.

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What you need to tow a fifth wheel traile with your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed is a fifth wheel hitch and then a set of rails for the hitch to fit into. For that we have the B and W Patriot hitch # BWRVK3255 which has an 18k capacity and the custom install kit part # BWRVR3202-00 for the hitch to install in to.

This is a custom install kit for your truck which will install in less time than a universal kit and will minimize drilling.

For a 7-way to install in the bed of your truck to make connecting your trailer lights easier you would want the part # 41157. Most 7-ways will be at the rear of the truck near the bumper which doesn't work will with fifth wheel hitches. This kit installs in line with the 7-way at the rear of your truck and gives you a second one to install in the bed.

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