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Can 2015 Ram 1500 with Ram Boxes Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer

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Looking to install fifth wheel in my 2015 ram 1500 with ram boxes

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You have a very interesting truck combination, but for your 2015 Ram 1500 with a Rambox there is a solution we can provide that will allow you to tow a fifth wheel trailer.

The only way to tow a trailer with a Ram that has the Ram Box is to use a Sidewinder pin box as that moves the pivot point up high enough that the narrower bed rails of the Ram Box trucks would not interfere.

You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one.

There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number that is on the trailer.

Once you figure out which pin box you have you can check the FAQ I attached that has a chart that shows the correct Sidewinder to get based on which pin box you have.

Then for a fixed fifth-wheel hitch I recommend taking a look at the Reese 16K # RP30047, along with the Custom Installation Kit # RP50142-58. This hitch features a 2-jaw locking system for an excellent connection with the trailer and a 4-Way pivoting head to ease hookup on unlevel ground. I have attached a short video demonstration on this hitch that you can also check out. To fit the Sidewinder you'll then want the custom wedge part # SWW-03.

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