Ram 2500 Short Box OEM Prep Kit Fifth Wheel Hitch

Written by Hitchweb Team
Thursday, January 12, 2017 — No Comments Yet

I purchased a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 with short bed. It is factory prepped for a fifth wheel already. My question is this: what else do I need?

Dodge says all I need is the hitch itself, but when researching online it says I also need a mounting bracket that goes in the bed. I thought that was already installed under the bed?

Since you have the short bed, we recommend the slider fifth wheel hitch. We have a few options available for you in different capacities, but I will quote the 16K and 20K options. You do need the adapter kit that goes in the bed to adapt the prep package to an aftermarket fifth wheel hitch such as Reese or Curt


Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch with Slider refer to part 30869
Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter refer to part 30154

Curt Q16 16K Fifth Wheel with Slider refer to part 16521
Curt OEM Leg Kit (Adapter) refer to part 16021


Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch refer to part 16536
Curt Slider Adapter refer to part 16022

Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch With Slider refer to part 30870
Reese Mounting Adapter refer to part 30154

If you require a heavier fifth wheel or have any questions regarding these fifth wheels, please contact our team at 1-800-300-4067

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