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Converting Gooseneck To Fifth Wheel In 2004 Dodge Ram 3500

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I have a 04 ram 3500 with a 30k popup retratable gooseneck hitch. I need to install a fifth wheel. Im looking for a similar rated hitch but most i see is 25k from curt. The other question i have is are the rails all rated the same? I have a 3/4 ton dodge with the rails already in it. but the hitch i have is 14k reese.

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The highest capacity fifth wheel hitches are made is 25K so you would need the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # C16180.

You can use your Reese rails as long as they are Industry Standard Rails (ISR). I will attach a photo to show you what the ISR looks like.

If they are the same you can use the Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram # C16420 to mount them to your 2004 Dodge Ram 3500. The capacity on the rails is not an issue.

If they are not industry standard or you just want new ones you can get them here. Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish # C16420-204

Industry Standard Rail
Industry Standard Rail
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