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Old 01-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rambox and 5th wheel hitch

Does anyone know if a 5th wheel hitch is made for use in the Rambox? An internet search has come up dry. I understand that the box is narrow inside possibly causing some issues. Also having the narrower box may cause some pinbox issues upon turns. So far this is all heresay but I haven't heard of any attempts or hitch manufacturer interest.

Anyone have any info or experience on this?
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I do not, but can tell you that bed is pretty narrow. If you are looking to tug a fifth wheel I would go normal long box. Long box is the only real way to prepare to pull one. IMHO. Some people might love their short bed sliding hitches...... to eash their own.

Good luck either way.

I live in a big city and have to park in crowded places, otherwise I would have a long box.
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I do not, but can tell you that bed is pretty narrow. If you are looking to tug a fifth wheel I would go normal long box. Long box is the only real way to prepare to pull one. IMHO. Some people might love their short bed sliding hitches...... to eash their own.

Good luck either way.

I live in a big city and have to park in crowded places, otherwise I would have a long box.
My current truck is a long box, but my new trailer is short box compatible and can do a 89 degree turn on a short box. That said, the Megacab (for the kids) along with the shortbox is in my future. The question is... is the Rambox?
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My current truck is a long box, but my new trailer is short box compatible and can do a 89 degree turn on a short box. That said, the Megacab (for the kids) along with the shortbox is in my future. The question is... is the Rambox?
I have the Mega Cab and pull a 41 ft Raptor toy Hauler with no problem. Its a very nice setup. I do not thing the Ram Box would work as the rails that bolt to the bed I believe are longer than the width of the Rambox floor width. Even if it did work, you wouldnt be able to haul anything else like firewood etc....Good luck to you...
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Depending on your trailers pinbox, you will more than likely destroy the ram box. If you are serious on the rambox, you might want to look into converting to a gooseneck instead of fifth wheel. It might buy you enough room to pull it off. This was the main reason I ordered without rambox
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I measured mine it's tight I only had about an inch or two to spare with mine.
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I am planning on installing a b & w hitch in my ram box to pull my 40 foot toy hauler. The ram box is no more narrow then a regular box between the wheel wells I would think. Your box height is the same as a regular box. I have a b and w companian hitch from my last truck. I'll go and measure it and make sure it will fit. Anybody have the measurements on a ram box?? My truck has a regular box, but the dealer is going to swap for a ram box once it comes in on another truck.
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My pin box comes within two inches of my rail on my truck, well over my wheel well. I know I couldn't pull my trailer with a rambox...
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So I'm thinking towing won't be a problem, just tight turning is where the 5th wheel I'll hit the rail?? Is that what you guys are thinking. I sold the lifted Duramax especially for buying the ram to tow.

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just did some measurements. ram box height is 21". width of box is 48-50". My king pin is 15" to the back before it starts to angle up and total length is 30". For pulling straight it won't be a problem obviously, but I'm thinking like posted above the if you want to 90 degree turn it would hit the side of the box. Not sure if there is enough angle on the king pin to miss the rails. gotta find out so I can kibosh the ram box or keep it coming. can't seem to find anybody that knows either
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Short box, no slider (I dont like sliders). This would also help with the issue of hitting the bed side, the arc path of the pinbox is greatly reduced.



Put a reese sidewinder on the pinbox, run a standard 16k lb reese hitch in the bed.
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How does the 5th tow with the hitch slid that far behind the axle? I usually pull with the hitch right over the axle, which would cause interference if I were to turn too tight.

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