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5th Wheel Rails and Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-150 w/ 5.5' Bed

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I need a 5th Wheel rail and hitch kit for my 2017 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD 5.5 bed. I will be pulling a Winnebago Micro Minnie 2405RG camper which weighs 6000#. Sliding Vs. Fixed and height. Web site references Sidewinder kingpin

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It is not ideal to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a truck that has a 5.5' bed, this has to do with clearance issues. That being said, the only way to make this work is with a fixed hitch and a rotating pin box like a Sidewinder. This will require you to change the pin box on your Winnebago Micro Minnie 2405RG if you do not already have a rotating pin box.

For your 2017 Ford F-150, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50087-58 and the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30928. This will provide you with a set of rails and a fixed 5th wheel hitch that will work with a rotating pin box.

In order to recommend the correct rotating pin box, you will need to know your pin box number. I have attached a help article that goes over how to determine your pin box number. If you need help finding the correct rotating pin box, please let me know what pin box number you have and I would be happy to help you.

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