Towing a fifth wheel isn’t a simple task, and for that, you need the best fifth wheel hitch in the market to guarantee a smooth, safe, better ride. Unfortunately, trucks don’t come with their own fifth wheel hitch system, therefore buying one is a necessity and a great investment if you’re planning to use the fifth wheel in general.
If you own a Ford and you wish to tow a fifth wheel, I’m sure you’re wondering “what is the best 5th wheel hitch?”, before answering this question I wish to let you know that this is a best 5th wheel hitch article oriented for Ford Users, so as an answer to your question I did detailed research about it because I was in the same position, and I end up with a list of the Best 5th Wheel Hitch For Ford Puck System, this list is based on The towing capacity, weight capacity, adaptability with a long or short bed, and finally the price.
Best 5th Wheel Hitch For Ford Puck System
1. B and W RVK3300 Companion 5th Wheel for Ford Puck
The B&W RVK3300 Is my first pick for your ford puck system. It has what you need, quality, performance, durability and a great price, it comes with a fully articulating head that allows front to back and side to side pivoting, it has a cam action latching that makes the release very easy and effortless, and for the adjustments, it comes with three from 16.75″ to 18.75″, and 2″ front to back adjustment combined with three coupler position, this offers great adjustability to your fifth wheel and make it easier for the coupling process, and finally it has a 20 000 (20k) LBS towing capacity, which is perfect for a fifth wheel.
2. Reese Elite 30142
For my second pick is the REESE ELITE 30142, another great product from Reese, if you had been in the market you would know Reese for sure, their hitch was designed with an 18.000 Lbs capacity which is great for towing or pulling a fifth wheel, comes with 14″ to 18″ vertical adjustment and 4″ side to side adjustment (as you noticed if offers great adjustment which is beneficial for your fifth wheel and truck), it has 4-way pivot head with a full 9″ kingpin funnel, it has a wide footprint that increases stability but won’t fit the short bed unless if you have a sidewinder, and won’t fit trucks with flare side/step side, it comes pre-installed and offers easy installation.
The hitch is great, but you should check the Reese Site to compare with your truck before making the purchase, and if you own a short bed, don’t forget to use Sidewinder; otherwise, you might end up hitting the cab of your truck.
3. Reese Elite 30871 Fifth Wheel
For my 3rd pick its what I call REESE ELITE 30142 BIG BROTHER, the REESE ELITE 30871, this is another fifth wheel hitch from Reese, but with more power, it has a 26 500 lb LOAD CAPACITY, so if you wish to go beyond the 25K lbs load capacity, this is your choice no doubt, for the adjustability it has the Reese technology that offers 4 degrees side to side pivot that improves smoothness and control, comes with a 90-degree wiring harness, a wide 9″ kingpin, and the footprint is very wide for better stability. This hitch is all about increasing load capacity, and It won’t fit the short bed trucks, so If you own a short bed, just contact the seller (Reese), they will help you to find the best solution.
Other than that this hitch is great if you’re looking for more power and high load capacity
1. CURT 16039 Q25 5th Wheel Hitch
For my Fourth pick is the 16039 Q25 From CURT, I loved how curt did their branding by offering the best solution for both long bad trucks and short bed trucks, this would be my second pick or third pick, but I still believe that Reese delivers better in terms of quality, but this doesn’t mean that Curt’s quality is bad, in fact, it’s great, and the 16039 Q25 is a great proof of it, it comes with a technology that offers a smooth and silent towing experience, it has three position indicator that shows the coupling status of the hitch and the fifth wheel, It has a load capacity of 24 000 Lbs, so you don’t have to worry about load towing, its variety of ford trucks (F-250, F-350 and F-450 with an 8-foot bed and puck system), in all it’s a great hitch for your truck, and it’s easy to install and operate.
Before Purchasing the hitch for your Ford, You need to call the company or to check their website, I can’t stress this enough, but the best source to find the best hitch for you is the manufacturer, not me, not google, not youtube, but the company, I’m here just to guide you and give you my review, that might change in the future, and what I recommend to my friend, is to always look for quality and performance over the price, never go cheap for something that might ruin your good (your truck and your fifth wheel in this situation). Therefore I hope that I brought some help to your decision, and if you have other recommendations, feel free to leave in the comments below, I’d love to hear others opinions and experience s with the fifth wheel hitch especially for the ford puck system.
And one last advice, you should always use a lube plate.