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Old 06-03-2017, 10:00 AM   #1
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Mopar 5th Wheel Prep Kit

Howdy All,

We are contemplating a new 5th wheel RV to replace our TT, and I have found that our truck is does not have the 5th wheel kit installed. In fact, I don't recall the sales guy at the dealership even mentioning it to me. I read on another forum the kit was not available until recently anyway.

The kit is from Mopar, with a part number of 82213665AC. I can handle installing the brackets under the truck bed, but drilling four 3-1/2 inch holes in the bed scares me. They have to be very precise.

Has anyone installed this kit and offer any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Old 06-04-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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Get the kit from dodge or curt I believe sells one also. The holes are not bad to drill I did one at work. I have also done the goose neck center ball setups. The 5th wheel most times is a removable section in the bed that the big semi truck style ball hookup latches into. Take your time measure twice and start with a small hole and make sure your in the area before going with big hole.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:40 PM   #3
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Hey Charged,

Thanks man, I may just do it myself.

The 5th wheel is a couple of years away, so I have a bit of time to ponder.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:50 PM   #4
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Might find a nice deal in that time too
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My and my buddy Took a 5th wheel out of a GMC he traded in and reinstalled it in his new truck. Wasn't really hard to do just measure twice and drill once. We didn't have any instructions just what wecould find off the internet.
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:04 PM   #6
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Hello Everyone,

Here is an update to the 5th wheel prep kit. It is now installed. The most difficult part was getting the bed bolts loose. The factory must have torqued the bolts to 300 foot pounds, and they are coated with what looks like blue Locktite. I used a Porta Power to raise the bed the necessary 6 inches or so and the pucks slipped right in. One should have a 1/2 inch drive, 18 mm socket and long 18 mm end wrench on had for this. Two people would have made it easier, but I manged to get it done myself with no mishaps to me or the truck. I selected a B&W Companion Hitch, and it fit right in with a few tweaks.

All in all, I can say not a too difficult project.

Take care!
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:01 AM   #8
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Thank you Sir!!
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