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Fifth Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Short Bed Dodge Ram 1500

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2011 Ram 1500 Crew cab short box.....do you have a fifth wheel hitch for this year and model?

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Yes we do, if you have a 6 foot or 5-1/2 foot bed you would to start with the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation kit part # RP30035-386.

If you have a 6 foot bed you will need a hitch with a slider to give you clearance to make 90 degree turns. For that you would want the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30075.

If you have a 5-1/2 foot bed you will need to go a different route. A slider hitch would not give you enough clearance so you will need to use a stationary hitch like the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 and then replace the pin box of your trailer with a Sidewinder pin box so that you would have enough clearance to make 90 degree turns.

In order to pick out a Sidewinder you will need to know the pin box make and model number. You can then take that information and look up the correct pin box you need by checking out the chart at the bottom of the FAQ article I attached.

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