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Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2014 3500 Series Dodge Ram Pickup with 8 Foot Bed


Im looking at purchasing a 2014 dodge ram 3500 hd with 8 foot bed, also a 2019 forest river sandpiper 379flok. My question is what 5th wheel hitch will i need for the dodge ram to be able to pull the camper, it does not have the rails in the bed


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If your 2014 Ram has the OEM puck system, I suggest the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3600.

If you do not have the puck system, then I suggest the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # BWRVK3255 for an 18K hitch. Or, the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # BWRVK3200 for a 16K model.

Each of these options will install with the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # BWRVK2605. These custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch, the mounting brackets install beneath truck bed to provide attachment points for above-bed base rails.

The last option will be the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # BWRVK3500-5W for a 20K option that installs using the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # BWGNRK1314-5W.

What I like abut the B&W products are the 1" thick precision machined jaws that provide a 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact with tight tolerances. This translates to less rattle and greater security than many other options. They design their heads to be fully articulating and this makes it easier to hookup the RV and helps to minimize the chucking. In addition, to the great design and build quality of these hitches they are all made in USA of raw materials that are also sourced right here as well.

Please note the linked product review and installation videos below.

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Michael R

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