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Will Draw-Tite Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Work on 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed

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Wondering on the fitment for a 2017 Ram 2500. Have the 6.5 bed.

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The Draw-Tite Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # 9480 that you referenced will physically fit your 2017 Ram 2500 as long as you have the B&W Turnoverball, Draw-Tite/Reese Hide-A-Goose, or Bulldog Under-Bed Gooseneck Hitch installed. The potential issue is with the short 6-1/2 foot bed on the Ram, which likely requires either a sliding 5th wheel hitch or a pivoting pin box on the trailer to ensure proper cab clearance when making tight turns.

If you happen to have the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck then your best option is with the B&W Companion Slider # BWRVK3400 that will drop right into that square gooseneck ball hole to provide you with an excellent sliding 5th wheel hitch with 12 inches of front to back travel.

We also have rail adapters like the Curt X5 # 16310 that's designed to mount to the Turnoverball gooseneck hole to provide you with above-bed, industry-standard base rails that are compatible with most 5th wheel hitches on the market.

If you can tell me exactly what model gooseneck hitch you have installed I will be happy to verify if this will work or make a different recommendation.

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