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Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2014 F-250 Pickup Truck With Short Bed

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I just purchased a 2014 F250 4X4 6 3/4foot bed without the factory OEM 5th wheel kit. What kit do i need for this hitch. will the reese 50073/58 work?

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For your 2014 Ford F-250 with the short bed, the Reese Elite Series Hitch, part # RP30144 does
have an installation kit that will work for your truck. I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30126. We do have a few options that can work for you as well.

The custom installation kit, part # RP50026-58, is a fit for your truck, and will work with several fifth wheel hitches we carry. This installation kit will work with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Valley, Husky, and most Reese hitches. It will not work with Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches. This kit uses the existing holes in your truck frame, and will cut back on the installation time. I have attached a link to an installation video for this custom kit.

I recommend the Reese Fifth Wheel, part # RP30083. This is a 20000 lb round tube slider that features 11 inches front to back travel, and a height adjustment from 14 to 18 inches. I have attached a product review video for this hitch.

If you have a bed liner in the bed of your truck, I have also attached a link to a video that shows how to trim the bed liner for above bed rails to be installed.

If you need access to the entire bed when you are not towing, I recommend the B and W Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # BWRVK3400-5W, and the B and W Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # BWGNRK1111-5W. The hitch has an 20000 lb capacity and height adjustment from 17 to 19 inches. It has 12 inches front to back travel. This installs under the bed of your truck and also doubles as a gooseneck hitch when the fifth wheel is removed. This installs easily without having to drill into your truck frame, and includes the rails, gooseneck hitch head, safety chain loops and the hitch ball.

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