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Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit for 2014 Ram 1500 w/ Eco Diesel Engine  


I have a 2014 Ram 1500 with a 64inch bed. Is there a 5th wheel hitch and brackets available?


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As long as your Ram isn't equipped with the Eco Diesel engine, there are fifth wheel install bracket/rail kits available. I'd recommend using the Reese # RP30035-386.

Because your truck has the 5-1/2 foot bed, you'll need to use a stationary hitch along with a Sidewinder. The Sidewinder relocates the pivot point between the fifth wheel and the truck 22 inches rearward, where the pin box meets the fifth wheel. In most cases, this will allow the truck to negotiate turns without having the front corners of the fifth wheel collide with the rear corners of the cab. I'll link you to our Sidewinder FAQ article for more information. In order to choose the correct Sidewinder model, you'll need to know the manufacturer and model number of your pin box. This information should be located on a sticker somewhere on the pin box. The FAQ article shows a listing of which Sidewinder models are compatible with which pin boxes.

To install a 7-way in the truck bed, I'd recommend part # 41157, click the link to see the install video.

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Mike L

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