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Recommendation of Install Kit For Husky/Valley Fifth Wheel in 2011 Dodge 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed

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Just purchased a new 2011 Dodge 3500 Mega cab. I already own a Husky/Valley 20K Fifth Wheel hitch from a previous vehicle. The question I have is what installation kit will I need for this hitch to mount to the frame of the Dodge P/U? Note: I plan on purchasing a Sidewinder fifth wheel king pin with rotating turret by 5th Airborne, 19K.

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The Curt Custom Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets, part # C16420-204, will fit your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed. This kit is an above bed installation kit. I am including a link to the installation instructions for you.

If the Husky/Valley 20K fifth wheel hitch that you have requires the under bed mounting system (UBS), you will not be able to use the hitch as there is no Valley UBS system for your truck.

You can also use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50140-58. I am including a link to the installation instructions for this kit as well. As long as the Valley hitch does not require the under bed mounting system, it will fit the Reese rails.

If you want an under bed installation kit you would have to use the Reese M5 20K Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # RP30921, with the Reese Under-Bed Installation Kit, part # RP30074. This is the only under bed system that will fit your vehicle. I am including a link to the installation instructions for these items and a video of the installation kit being installed in a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab.

I am also including a link to a FAQ page on Fifth Airborne king pins and Sidewinders.

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