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Review of Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Ram OEM Adapter for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM6099

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Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Ram OEM Adapter for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM6099 Review


Jeff: Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today I'm going to take a look at this Demco fifth-wheel rail adaptor for the Ram OEM fifth-wheel towing prep package, and this has a 25,000 pound weight capacity. Now this is a custom fit part, it is designed to fit the 2013 and newer Dodge Ram and Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks that have the OEM fifth-wheel towing prep package. Basically, this adapter's perfect if you want to use your standard fifth-wheel trailer hitch that'll mount to above-bed rails with the Ram's trucks factory installed under-bed fifth-wheel mounting kit. This will convert that factory installed under-bed kit from your Ram to the standard above-bed fifth-wheel base rails. You can see right here, these are the rails that your fifth-wheel tabs will drop into.I wanted to show you how this mounts to your factory system, I'm going to zoom in on one of the corners.

You'll do this on all four corners. But basically you'll have this handle here, and you have this safety pin, so you'll pull out the safety pin just like that, and then you'll rotate this handle all the way 90 degrees. When you do that, these tabs on the bottom here will line up with each other, and that'll allow you to remove it are inserted into the factory system. You just drop it into the pucks, and then to lock it into place, all you do is rotate this back 90 degrees until the hole lines up, and you'll notice it locks it into the tabs. And then you just take your safety pin for safety, push it in and it'll hold it into place, so there's no drilling or welding required with this.

And again, this is on one corner, you'll do this on all four corners. Just zoom back out and you can see you'll do it on all four corners.What you also want to remember is that the Ram trucks use different size tabs and sockets on the front and the rear of the vehicle, so you want to make sure when you install this, that you install it correctly. Basically they even have an arrow here that shows you pointing this way, meaning towards the cab. So up here is the smaller tabs, that's always on the cab side or the front of the Ram, and on the very back by the tailgate is the larger rear tabs. And to even help you with it, besides this arrow here, if you look at the front ones, the bolts are silver-colored, or the tabs also underneath.

And if you look at the rear ones which are larger, they put a yellow zinc finish on them, so that will even help you determine which is front and which is rear.The adapter itself is a nice rust-resistant black powder coat steel construction. It is made in the USA. Again, the application is for 2013 and newer Ram trucks that have that OEM under-bed towing prep package. Maximum capacity, which is stamped on it right here is 25,000 pounds. Just to let you know, when you do install this, this adapter will add about 1 3/8" height to your fifth-wheel hitch.

But that should do it for the review on this Demco fifth-wheel rail adapter for the Ram OEM fifth-wheel towing prep package, and this has a 25,000 pound weight capacity..


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