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More Turning Clearance When Towing Trailer With 2008 Dodge Mega Cab 2500

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I have a 2008 Dodge mega cab 2500 with a Gooseneck ball. I am buying a trailer and I was going to install a Reese Gooseneck pin box Will this fit my truck ok?

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When using a product like the Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Air Ride Coupler Adapter # RP94720, it can be used with a short bed truck but it won't give you any additional turning clearance. If the 5th wheel trailer is really narrow or has a tapered front cap that was designed to be towed by a short bed truck then you would be fine. Otherwise the best solution would be to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch.

If you happen to have a B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1111-5W then you can use the companion slider # BWRVK3400. Otherwise you will have to remove the gooseneck hitch and install above or below bed 5th wheel rails and use a slider 5th wheel hitch like # DM8550034 or a fixed 5th wheel hitch with a Sidewinder Pin Box.

Another option is the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset # CAB-C5GX1216. The 5th-Wheel-to-gooseneck adapter lets you tow your 5th-wheel trailer with your gooseneck hitch. The coupler bolts to your trailer's king pin and connects to gooseneck ball. This product will provide you with 7-1/2" of offset. The offset on this product will allow you to sit your trailer further and make your turns safely and with confidence.

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