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How To Choose the Correct Weight 5th Wheel Hitch for a 16K Trailer

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I have a 2014 dodge 3500 dually with a Reese 16K 5th wheel and just updated my 5th wheel camper and has a max loaded weight of 16853 lbs do I have to upgrade my hitch and if so what is the cheapest but safe way. Thanks for your help.

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In regards to choosing the correct weight fifth wheel hitch, you'll need to be rated for at least a few thousand lbs above the fully loaded weight of the trailer. For example, if the trailer weighs around 16,000 lbs then you'll need a fifth wheel hitch rated for at least 20,000 lbs. For this, the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16140 is one of the best bang for your buck options. It has a dual interlocking jaw design for a tight grip and an easily removable hitch head. It can be used to replace a Reese hitch as it mounts in industry standard rails.

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