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Fixed 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 With 5-1/2 Foot Bed

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We are planning to purchase a Grand Design Reflection 150 Series 290BH. The camper is equipped with the Turning Point Swivel Pin Box. Our tow vehicle is a 2019 Chevy Silverado Shortbed with the max tow package. What is the correct fifth wheel hitch for this application? The manufacturer says that we do not need a slide hitch. Thank you

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Since your Grand Design Reflection 150 Series 290BH has the Turning Point pin box, which is similar to the Reese Sidewinder # RP34FR, the manufacturer is correct that you do not need a sliding 5th wheel hitch, just a fixed hitch that is compatible with a rotating pin box.

And for that, the best option is the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076P-16K.

The Demco Premier Series has a number of advantages over other hitches, starting with its jaw system (pictured). The hitch has a single-piece jaw which is reinforced via a 3/4" solid steel locking bar which ensures the jaws act like an adhesive to your king pin. This results in a much quieter, more comfortable towing experience than with hitches that have lesser jaw systems.

The Demco hitch - which has a 16,000 lb capacity, plenty for your Grand Design 290BH - also has a handle that is spring-loaded for ease of use as well as a hitch height that can be adjusted between 16 inches and 19 inches. This gives you more clearance from the trailer over the side rails of the truck than other hitches.

To install the Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076P-16K you will simply need to add base rails to your Chevy, and the best option is a custom kit that does not involve drilling into your frame rails, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit with Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56015-53.

The only other thing you will need is a 5th wheel wiring harness, and the correct one for your 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the Demco 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness # DM8555002.

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