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5th Wheel Hitch Needed for 2019 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Bed Towing Forest River with Lippert Turning Point

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I am a bit confused. I have a 2019 Ford 150 with a 6 1/2 ft bed. I plan to purchase a 2020 Forest River 5th wheel RV that will require a min of a 16K towing capacity. The Forest River standardly has a pin box that allows short bed trucks to pull fifth wheels without the use of a slider hitch. The pin box they use is the Lippert Components Turning Point Pin Box. So, I assume when looking at hitches on your site, I should indicate I have a 8’ bed, as if I search with a 6 1/2 size bed, it directs me to sliding hitches which I should not need, right? When doing so, for example the Reese RP30047 hitch comes up but it has a warning that reads: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6foot unless used with a Sidewinder. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside bed. So, I am not sure how to search properly for my truck to ensure a proper fit. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you Peter

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In order to tow a 2020 Forest River 5th Wheel with Lippert Turning Point Pin Box using a 2019 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2' bed you will need to use a fixed 5th wheel hitch. I recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16140 with the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16442-204. The Curt A20 has a dual interlocking jaw system which forms a tight grip on the kingpin therefore allowing a smoother ride and a one pin head removal system that allows for one person to remove and install the hitch by themselves. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit is a custom fit option that won't require any cutting or drilling into the frame. The Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # C16992 is also needed and will work with the Lippert Turning Point Pin Box.

I have attached a list for you that shows all the fixed 5th wheel hitch and install kits we have for you as well. This is done by selecting either a 5-1/2' long or 8' long bed in the fit guide.

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