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Tallest 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed With Factory Puck System

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I had/still have a 2005 Duramax with a reese fifth wheel hitch. My problem is the bed walls of the old truck is approximately 52 1/2 inches and the new truck is 58 inches. Get a new trailer?

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A new trailer is an option of course if you're already in the market, but there may be some other things you can do, such as lowering the pin box or lifting the trailer a couple inches with the Lippert Components Standard Axle Lift Kit # LC425750.

Apart from that the best option is a 5th wheel hitch that has as much height as possible for your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the the factory prep package. I'm not sure how high your current Reese 5th wheel hitch can get, but the tallest 5th wheel hitch for your short bed is the Curt A-Series, which can get up to 21-1/2 inches tall. Since you have the puck system these hitches also need an adapter, which raises the hitch an additional two inches, for a height of 23-1/2 inches.

What you need would be the following:

- Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch - Chevy/Ford/GMC Towing Prep Package # C88KR

- 16,000 lb Capacity: Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with R16 Slider # C16521
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- 20,000 lb Capacity: Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with R20 Slider # C16541

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

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