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Old 05-12-2021, 09:21 PM   #1
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5.5 ft bed and Andersen Hitch... Any room for cargo?

So we have an Escape 5.0 on order and I was planning on using my Tundra Crewmax with 5.5 ft bed as the tow vehicle. I got the footprint dimensions for the Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel hitch and taped it off in the bed. I'm not sure exactly where the hitch needs to go front to back, but there sure doesn't seem like there's much room for storage!

We're a family of 4 and I was hoping to have room for 3 Rubbermaid totes along with a Honda 2000 generator, gas can, some firewood, etc... Is this unrealistic? Should I be shopping for a new truck?

If anyone has the dimensions on where the hitch would mount on a 5.5 ft bed (distance from cab) it would be very helpful. I've seen a few pics but it's hard to tell how much room there is.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-12-2021, 10:17 PM   #2
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Just in case you didn't realize this, the "gooseneck" anchored Andersen Ultimate and the rail-mounted version have different footprints... make sure you're planning for the correct one.
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Old 05-12-2021, 11:22 PM   #3
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I wasn't aware of the size difference between the two... It looks like the rail mount is several inches smaller. Good to know, thank you.
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