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Can Reese Goose Box Fifth Wheel Gooseneck Adapter be Used on Truck with 6-1/2 ft Bed

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Hello, just watched a video where the reese goosebox was used with a Tacoma short bed truck. It appeared to have more than enough clearance. I fished around and didnt find info that would formally confirm this pin box would work in my 07 ram 2500 with a 6 1/2 ft. box, would you know. I dont currently have a 5th wheel trailer but am considering my hitch options before I buy. Right now I am considering the Andersen gooseneck and the Reese sidewinder with a fixed fifth wheel. Really dont like the slider hitch due to size and weight. Thanks

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If the fifth wheel trailer has a tapered nose it's pretty likely you could use a Goose Box like the part # RP94720 with a short bed truck that is 6-1/2 feet in length. There are a lot of trailers now that have noses that were specifically designed for use with shorter beds. If you can find a trailer with a Lippert frame and a tapered nose for short bed trucks a Goose Box like the part# RP94720 would be a great option.

The other option you mentioned of a Sidewinder with a fixed hitch will for sure work though. That would be the best option overall. You get the automatic turning clearance and you also get a setup that will track better behind your tow vehicle and will also be easier to back up.

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