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Old 11-07-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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Installing Hitch to F350

We have an F350 Superduty with hitch prep.Looking at fifth wheel Grdan Design.Has anyone installed a hitch themselves and what all is involved?We have a 6.7' bed.So we are considering the slider hitch,either the Reese or B&W.Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2015, 04:40 PM   #2
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If you have the factory hitch pucks, all you need to do is bolt together a hitch, drop it in, and you're good to go. B&W is pretty well regarded top of the line below air ride hitches.
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We have an F350 Superduty with hitch prep.Looking at fifth wheel Grdan Design.Has anyone installed a hitch themselves and what all is involved?We have a 6.7' bed.So we are considering the slider hitch,either the Reese or B&W.Thanks!
You don't really "install" a 5er hitch in an F-350 that has the 5er/gooseneck prep kit - provided you buy a hitch made to plug into the prep kit. You simply plug the hitch into the holes in the bed.

"Install" applies to the prep kit, but Ford has already installed it for you. So your install is complete, and you just have to plug in the hitch.

Reese Elite 18k slider is the slider hitch that Ford intended to plug into the prep kit. Here's one:

Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 18K 5th Wheel Hitch With Slider 30144


B&W and Pullrite both make excellent non-sliding 5er hitches that will mount in the Ford prep kit, but neither one offers a slider that will plug into the OEM prep kit.
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I have a Ford F-350 with the factory prep kit. I have an 8 ft bed so didn't get a sliding hitch. Purchased the Reese hitch from the parts department at the Ford dealer who gave me a discount since I just bought the truck from them. Dropped it in the preexisting holes and locked it in. Nothing else to do.
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