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Old 01-29-2013, 07:04 PM
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Trying to determine which Hitch?

Hello all

Im new to this so go easy. I have a 08 f250 6.4l ccsb

I will be purchasing a 5er soon and am trying to determine which hitch is best for my setup. Ive narrowed it down to a 16k and pretty much know I will need a sliding 5er hitch. How important is and side articulating head (or pivoting) I was told this is a must from a parts dealer then told differently from an installer..

In case your wondering Ive been looking around the area of 5ers that are 9k dry with around 11k gvwr.

Please chime in for hitch setups
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:13 AM
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Most hitches are pivoting side to side/front to back anyway.

Most common is a Reese 30035 rail kit, which is easy to install on Fords. Then, for you, Reese 30051 is the most basic slider.
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Or, you could always get this PullRite has a SAFER, STRONGER, BETTER designed hitch for you
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I can order 2011-2012 5th wheel
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:02 PM
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Thanks for links. I am considering the 30051.

How difficult are they to install. My truck has the holes drilled from the previous owner I'm thinking it shouldnt be to difficult.. just nervous about where to put spacers etc. I can see where the bolts and brackets were underneath though
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:20 PM
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Re: Trying to determine which Hitch?

The universal kits are easy. 2.5-3 hrs

I made my Samsung SGH-I997 send this.
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