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Old 04-17-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hitch for 2013 Ram

I have ordered a 2013 Ram 3500 dually and its due any day. Problem: 2 different Dodge dealers, 3 rv dealers, a truck specialist, and etrailer.com have told me that they can't find any info on a 5th wheel hitch for this model year. Am I not asking the right question or is Dodge doing a bad job on product rollout?
Our shiny new Redwood 36RL is being prepped and I can't figure out how I'm going to tow it!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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The 2013 Ram 3500 DRW utilizes a totally new frame that's different from the 3500 SRW or 2500 frame. I doubt that any of the hitch manufacturers have even seen one to develop their mounts. Didn't Ram offer a factory 5th wheel option with the DRW?

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I did order the factory install kit - but I can't find anyone to tell me what hitch brand or model it will work with.
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I'm not certain, but check with Curt Hitches. I think Ram's been working with them.

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Thanks, I'll check with them.
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I did order the factory install kit - but I can't find anyone to tell me what hitch brand or model it will work with.
I found this post on CumminsForum.com:

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Hitches will require an above bed fifth wheel installation kit (Part #: 82213667). It consists of a bracket to adapt from common fifth wheel hitches to production mounting points on the truck and includes the captured quarter turn tie-downs that mate to the under bed mounting brackets. It is a rectangular tube steel frame with multiple mounting points for commonly available fifth wheel hitches with 22” rail spacing. The purpose is to allow the customer to adapt a fifth wheel hitch that they already own to the factory installed fifth wheel / gooseneck prep kit.
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There was some discussion that surely there is a 5er hitch available that will fit the Ram prep kit without having to use the above-bed rail attachment system of a Reese or Drawtite or Curt 5er hitch.

I suspect the answer is you need to find a cracker-jack Ram parts person and ask him to look it up in his very complicated parts catalog.
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