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Recommended Sidewinder And Fifth Wheel Hitch For A 2022 Ram 3500 With OEM Prep Package

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I have a 2022 Ram 3500 short bed and 2017 Heartland edge. I am need help with ing a Sidewinder and 5th wheel hitch. Truck has factory puck system.

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For your 2022 Ram 3500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg I recommend the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000lbs # RP30918. This 5th wheel hitch will mount to your truck's bed using the factory pucks for a fast and easy install and allow for a completely empty bed when not in use. The single jaw design will offer superior jaw-to-king-pin contact for maximum security and minimum rattle. The jaw is always ready to receive so you don't have to open the hitch before hooking up. To use this with a sidewinder pin box you will need to use the custom wedge kit # RP44FR to prevent the king pin of the pin box from rotating in the jaw of the hitch.

As for the Sidewinder pin box you will need to know the bolt pattern of your current pin box to ensure you purchase the correct replacement. For example the Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret # RP34FR you were looking at will fit the following bolt patterns:

Fabex 663
Fabex 665
Lippert 0719
Lippert 1621
Lippert 1621HD
M and M 663
M and M 665

Typically pin boxes will have a serial number or part number listed on the front or side of the pin box which we can look up to determine the bolt pattern. If this information isn't available then we have a guide that will walk you through measuring the bolt pattern to determine which style it is. I've attached this article but if you need help determining the style you can send in the measurements it asks for and we can determine the pattern.

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