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Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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I own a 2016 Chevrolet 2500hd Silverado with Duramax crew cab 4wd. I am looking at buying a fifth wheel with the following ratings: Weights Dry Hitch Weight lbs 2,195 Unloaded Vehicle Weight lbs 11,285 Cargo Carrying Capacity lbs 2,465 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating lbs 13,750 Can the truck safely handle towing this trailer and what do you recommend I buy for a hitch, etc?

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Yes, a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 can safely handle pulling a 5th wheel trailer with those ratings.

The correct 5th wheel hitch will depend on the length of your truck bed.

6-1/2' bed: B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # BWRVK3270 (the slider will provide the turning clearance you will need for your short bed truck)

8' bed: B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3255

Both of these hitch options will install using the B&W Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # BWRVR3200. They are sourced and made in the USA and have 3/4" thick dual jaws that provide 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact for less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws.

You can also add the Draw-Tite 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness # 20110 to make hooking up your 5th wheels wiring easier. This wiring harness will move a 7-way connector into the bed of your truck while retaining the use of the 7-way at the rear of your truck.

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