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Best 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250 Short Bed

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I have a 2001 Ford F-250 SD w/4wd and a 6 3/4 bed. What is the best hitch with most features I can get? also could you recommend the second best in case I cant afford the best of the best. 15k models Thank you.

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First you will want to start with a rail kit so that you can install a fifth wheel hitch in the bed of your 2001 Ford F250 short bed. For that you would want a custom install kit to minimize drilling and cut the install time in half. For that you would want the part # RP50082-58. Install video for this attached to the right.

Now for a hitch you will want a slider hitch so that you have enough clearance to make sharp turns.

One of the nicest slider hitches we offer that would work great for you would be the Reese 16k 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30075. Check out the review video I attached to see more about it.

Another really nice hitch we offer is the Reese Slider Hitch part # RP30075. This has the same great round tube slider as the previous hitch I recommended, but it has a jaw system that provides a little better contact and the head is cushioned for a smoother ride. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.

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