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5th Wheel Hitch and Parts Needed to Tow 2014 Ram 2500 With RamBox

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2014 RAM 2500 WITH RAM BOX. What product would you suggest for towing a 5th wheel with a 2500 diesel with ram box?

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In order to tow a 5th wheel with a 2014 Ram 2500 with the RamBox cargo management you will need a Sidewinder in order to allow the proper clearances so the pin box does not hit the RamBoxes.

To find the correct Sidewinder what you will need to know is the manufacturer and model number of the pin box on your fifth wheel and match that with the correct replacement, such as the Sidewinder # RP34FR.

This will replace Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD, Fabex 663 and 665, M&M 663 and 665, along with Lippert 1716, 1116, and 0115 pin boxes, though the Lippert 1716, 1116, and 0115 pin boxes do require the Spacer Kit # RP97FR.

To add a 5th wheel hitch you will also need base rails and a hitch that is compatible with a Sidewinder. For your 2014 Ram 2500 I recommend the B&W Custom Installation Kit with Base Rails # BWRVK2602 and B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch -16,000 lbs # BWRVK3200 or 18,000 lbs # BWRVK3255.

The base rails are a custom fit which means no drilling into your Ram's frame to install them, and the Patriot is one of the highest-quality 5th wheel hitches available. The reason is because of its large 3/4" jaw system which acts like an adhesive to the king pin and minimizes jarring and rattling better than other hitches. B&W is well known as makers of the highest-quality 5th wheel towing products and the Patriot is no different.

To use this hitch with a Sidewinder you will need the Sidewinder Wedge Kit for B&W, Demco, and Husky Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP74FR.

For a 5th wheel wiring harness the correct part for your 2014 Ram 2500 is the Pollak 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector with 7-Pole # PK11893-11932.

I have added links to video reviews for you to check out as well.

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