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Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 with a 6-1/2 Bed

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What hitch should I be using for a 6.5 bed? Would I also need an extended pin box?

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Since your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 has a short bed you need to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch. With a sliding 5th wheel hitch you don't need to worry about using an extended pin box as the hitch will slide back far enough for you to have proper trailer-to-cab clearance for tight turning situations.

I recommend using the B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch because it is rated for 20,000 lbs, features a cam-action latching handle that keeps the dual jaws from binding which makes it much easier to release on uneven ground, and it is made in the USA with a limited lifetime warranty so you can be confident in the quality of the hitch itself. The Companion has 17" - 19" of adjustable height and travels 12" front to back to give you the correct amount of height needed to tow your trailer level and the amount of clearance needed so you don't hit your cab with your trailer.

If you have the OEM puck system on your Sierra then you need part # BWRVK3770 but if you don't have anything installed on your pickup then you need the Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1016-5W and the Companion # BWRVK3400-5W instead.

Attached are some review videos for you to reference as well.

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