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The Andersen Ultimate uses a bolt on pin adapter that can be reversed to give you an additional 5 inches or so clearance. I did that with my 2006 Ram Diesel 2500 short bed. I disliked the short bed ride so much when no trailer hitched that I began a three month search for a low mileage long bed Ram diesel 2500, which we now own. Much better ride off load. Parking in the back of many lots is a small price to pay. Keeps me from as many door dings too.

Watch the Videos on the Andersen website. I bought mine used for $250 and it was never used as the owner had a welding bed on his 1 ton with a recessed ball hitch, so the ball attached version could not be installed. My new Scamp fiver also came with a Reese ball hitch that goes right on my Reese rails.

Having a ball hitch in my last truck made the Andersen the most economical used or new as it secures to the goose neck ball, so no new hitch and installation needed for anyone with a good ball hitch in the bed. And it is very secure.

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I used a Reese Fifth Airborne Sidewinder for 5 years on a small 29' fifthwheel with a 2012 F150 with Ecoboost and 5'6" box. It was a very good unit for travelling and very stable in winds and rough roads. I used a Reese 15000 fifth wheel that I had no end of grief with . It stuck closed once too often . I replaced it with a B and W Companion that was flawless.The only fear I ever had was knowing that the setup was specific . The adapter plate had to be set up for the fifth wheel and checked for position regularly . I checked tightness on the adapter plate bolts often. If I had a breakdown the Sidewinder would need a modification and the head locked to be hitched to anything but a B and W Companion hitch.  

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