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5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed for a Manual or Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch


Hi, 2019 F250 Short Bed no factory 5th wheel package. What Fifth Wheel Installation Kit is considered the easiest to install? Most likely will go with a slider, not sure manual or auto at this time. Thanks


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All of the 5th wheel installation kits like the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford # C16428-204 are going to have similar installations with similar levels of difficulty. The # C16428-204 is confirmed to fit your 2019 Ford F-250 with short bed and will provide you with a set of industry standard rails, which will allow you to use a 5th wheel hitch.

Since you have the short bed, you will need to use either a sliding hitch or rotating pin box to have the proper turning clearance. You can use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550035 for an autoslide 5th wheel hitch or the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3270 for a manual option. Either hitch will work with the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford # C16428-204 base rails.

You may also want to pick up the Tow Ready 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness # 20110-010 to make hooking up your 5th wheels wiring easier. The # 20110-010 will move a 7-way into the bed of your truck while retaining use of the 7-way at the rear of your vehicle.

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