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B&W Underbed 5th Wheel and Firestone Air Bag Kit for 2013 Ram 2500 MegaCab with Bedliner


Hi! I called today and asked some questions, but didnt realize til later I wanted under bed rails and not top of bed rails. So, I am starting over. : I also looked through the expert answers and didnt quite find what I am looking for. I have a 2013 Ram 2500 MegaCab. It has a bedliner and no puck system or anything for a 5th wheel or gooseneck attachment, so I am starting with a clean factory slate. I am looking at an rv with the following specs, give or take a few: Dry Weight 7,685 Payload Capacity 2,315 GVWR 10,000 Hitch Weight 1,475 I want a BandW hitch and rails that do not stay on the bed because I will be using the bed for other things. I also was looking at Firestone airbags no compressor and had not yet found the one that would work with my truck. Recommendations, please? Thank you x100!


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For your 2013 Ram 2500 the B&W under-bed installation kit you can use for a 5th wheel hitch is part # BWGNRK1313-5W. This fits both short-bed and long-bed trucks.

With a long bed you will use a fixed-type hitch, the Companion # BWRVK3500-5W, but if you have a 6-1/2-foot short bed you will need a slider hitch to give you enough turning clearance, part # BWRVK3400-5W. Your bed liner will need to be trimmed since the hitch must make metal-to-metal contact with the truck bed; it cannot rest on top of a drop-in liner. Spray-on liners are ok. For an in-bed wiring harness you can use Pollak kit # PK11893-11932.

For a Firestone air bag kit that will work well with the hitch I suggest the 5000-lb-rated Ride-Rite set # F2299 which fits both 2WD and 4WD trucks. For automated air pressure adjustment from the comfort of your seat I suggest the compressor part # F2097.

Videos and written instructions are included to help you with your install.

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