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Custom Fit Industry Standard Rail Kit for a 2022 Ford F-150 w/ 6-1/2 Foot Bed

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I am getting a 2022 Ford f-150 crewcab with 6.5ft bed, heavy duty payload package. Need to know what rail kit I need and how to locate where front rail should be located. Thx

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The best custom rail kit with the highest capacity for your 2022 Ford F-150 is going to be the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Gloss Finish item # C93WR. These custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th wheel rails. The rails are industry standard and are compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches.

For rail placement using the Curt 5th Wheel Installation Kit item # C93WR on your 2022 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 foot bed you will first measure from the rear edge of the bed (not the tailgate) forward 28-9/16 inches. This is where the back edge of the rear rails will be. Then you will place the forward mounting rail in the bed of the truck and place 22" on center from forward to rear rails. I have linked a section of the instructions below.

For a 6-1/2" bed you will want to use a sliding hitch like the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs tem # C16546. The non-binding slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds. It prevents your trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns.



Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford
Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford
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