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Best 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 w/ out the OEM Prep Package

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I am buying a 5th wheel and will need a hitch for my 2020 Silverado 2500 HD Custom that did not come with the OEM Prep Kit.. The max weight on the trailer will be slightly less than 14000#. What do I need?

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Since you don't have the OEM prep kit you are going to need a set of industry standard rails to tow your fifth wheel trailer with your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500. I recommend the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches item # BWRVK2505. This custom fit kit mounts in existing holes in your Silverado's frame. This cuts down on installation time and doesn't require you to drill into your frame. I have linked an installation video below.

For your fifth wheel hitch you will want the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch item # BWRVK3200. The Patriot has a 16,000 lbs capacity and the dual jaw offers a secure connection with 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact.

If your Silverado has the shorter 6-3/4" bed you will want the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 18,000 lbs item # BWRVK3270.

To make towing with a fifth wheel easier I recommend adding the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector - 10' Long item # C56070. This harness puts a 7-way connector in the bed of your truck and allows you to keep the one on your bumper. This makes hooking up to your fifth wheel trailer easier and more convenient.

Don't forget your lube plate. The Lube Plate for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10" Diameter item # RP83002 will prevent scratches on your fifth-wheel's skid plate and ease trailer hookup.

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