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5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2008 Ford F-150 FX4 and Husky Slider 5th Wheel Hitch

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q. bought a husky slider 5th wheel hitch 16k what installation kit do i need to buy for my 2008 ford 150 fx4.

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I will be happy to recommend a 5th wheel installation kit that fits your Husky hitch and 2008 Ford F-150 FX4. If you have the 5-1/2 foot bed you can use custom installation kit # RP50081-58.

For a 6-1/2 foot bed or 8 foot bed you can use # HT31564-686.

Fifth wheel trailer hitches and install kits are not approved for trucks with a step side bed. If you have the 5-1/2 foot bed then you will need to keep the hitch locked in the towing position and all times and then a Sidewinder replacement pin box will be required on the trailer.

The Sidewinder will move the pivot point on the trailer back 22 inches to increase the chance of making 90 degree turns without hitting the truck cab and trailer together. Sidewinders only fit certain OEM pin boxes though so I would need to know the manufacturer and model number of the pin box which should be on a sticker or plate on the pin box.

Then you can look at our Sidewinder help article. There is a chart at the bottom showing the pin boxes that are compatible with Sidewinders.

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