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How to Use Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch with 2014 Ford F-150

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2014 F150, Turbo Ecoboost 6 cyl Will this hitch fit and what weight will this package tow?

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Yes, you can use the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16115 with your 2014 Ford F-150 but you do need base rails as well and for that I recommend the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # BWRVK2404 which fits all 3 bed sizes for your truck.

Please note the E16 is a base model 5th wheel hitch and we really only recommend using it for occasional and/or short distance towing. The slide bar jaw leaves a bit of slack around the king pin so you'll get a bit of chucking and jarring while towing and it won't be very comfortable. For something with a little more comfort we have the Reese 16K Hitch # RP30047 which uses dual jaws for a better fit with the king pin.

One other thing to keep in mind if your bed length. If you have a long 8' bed or the 5-1/2' bed then you'll want to use a stationary hitch like this (you need a Sidewinder pin box for cab clearance with the 5-1/2' bed) but if you have a 6-1/2' bed you will want to go with a sliding 5th wheel hitch like the B&W Patriot # BWRVK3270 so you have enough cab clearance for tighter turns.

The Curt and Reese 5th wheel hitches are rated for up to 16K while the B&W is rated for up to 18K. You'll want to check this with the 5th wheel towing capacity for your truck and stay under the lowest rating.

Attached are some videos for you to check out.

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