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Old 06-05-2014, 10:24 AM   #1
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Has anyone else had a 5th wheel hitch mounted in a 150 short (5.5') bed?
I know the company Reace and Tammy use will do it, but I am having the trailer delivered here.
Just wondered what kind of issues you may have run into.

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Old 06-05-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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Not a 150 but a Frontier crew cab short bed (5'). Check out this thread for discussion and photos:
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Reace should be able to give you all the info you need, measurements, etc. His F-150 is a short box and he posted those pictures of the 5er attached and turned 90 degrees.
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All of the places I went to, WILL NOT do the fabrication necessary...So I opted for a slider hitch. More $$$ yes, but not as much as a new pickup!
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I have a 2013 S-Crew with a 5.5 bed and use a Reese slider hitch. I have not had any problems. A friend with a 2012 S-Crew and 5.5 bed with a fixed Curt hitch also has had excellent results.
I think you.will be happy with the short bed.
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:18 PM   #6
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No one here will install a fixed hitch...so poo on them!
Yes, I love my truck, and I certainly don't need one longer...I'd never get a parking spot!
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No one here will install a fixed hitch...so poo on them!
Yes, I love my truck, and I certainly don't need one longer...I'd never get a parking spot!
Sure you would, if you have room for a wide turn the long bed truck fits in the same spots yours will. It's the turning radius that's the problem. I've got to do a "K" turn just to park
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Sure you would, if you have room for a wide turn the long bed truck fits in the same spots yours will.
I'm not sure I get that. The width of the truck doesn't change with box length (so the long-box truck doesn't need a wider spot), but the length of a parking spot is often limited, and for the same cab a longer-box truck will be... longer. What am I missing?
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I'm not sure I get that. The width of the truck doesn't change with box length (so the long-box truck doesn't need a wider spot), but the length of a parking spot is often limited, and for the same cab a longer-box truck will be... longer. What am I missing?
I think they mean you need a wider lane for approaching the parking spot because you have to swing wider to turn into the parking spot with a longer vehicle that has a larger turning radius. The parking spot is not the problem, it is turning into it...
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:58 PM   #10
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No one here will install a fixed hitch...so poo on them!
Yes, I love my truck, and I certainly don't need one longer...I'd never get a parking spot!
They are thinking of a 'normal' sized fifth wheel not the Escape or Scamp.....most hitch shops have never seen one of the fiberglass 5ers... You should have brought them a picture!
Our hitch shop had seen our previous Scamp 5er and were very helpful in installing the B&W Patriot hitch for our Escape.
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