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Old 08-16-2016, 09:51 AM   #11
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Unfortunately it appears that my hitch can't be installed with an under bed rail system on the Chevy 2500. The dealer has called a few places and each place said my hitch wouldn't fit. I could install above the bed rails, but I don't want to do that and my hitch is less than a year old and I don't feel like spending more money to buy another hitch. Looks like the deal isn't going to happen
I think a lot of us are going to be confused by your statement. So, please go back to your first post in this thread and see if you "left out some vital information"..... I believe all of us are of the impression that your Reese 16K fifth wheel hitch simply "pins into common bed rails" mounted inside your truck bed.

In your last post, you indicated that the Chevy 2500 has an "under bed rail system". Do you mean the "new puck system" ??? If so, there will probably be an adapter plate that you can purchase to "replace the in bed rails" so that you can use an "old style fifth wheel hitch" with the "new style puck system".... When Ford started offering their "puck system" it was about 6 months before Reese developed the adapter plate and when RAM started selling their "puck system" it took about 9 months until Reese offered their adapter for it. To date, I don't believe anyone is offering an adapter plate for the GM "puck system" but it's only a matter of time before it will be available. Here's a link to the Ford and RAM adapters: https://www.reese-hitches.com/catego..._Adapters,1650

Just my hunch, but is this adapter what you're talking about needing?

ADDED: CURT Hitch does offer a gooseneck to fifth wheel rail system, so if the Chevy under bed "puck system" has a gooseneck capability, you may want to look at the CURT gooseneck adapter which would probably adapt to your Reese "conventional rail" fifth wheel hitch. http://www.curtmfg.com/Category/55/5...apter%20Plates
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:33 AM   #12
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Sorry if I confused everyone. I'm sill learning some of the camping and fifth wheel lingo.

I currently own a Ford F150 with the rails installed on/in the truck bed. At first I didn't think it would be a big deal as I'm not someone who hauls dirt/gravel/manly stuff in my truck bed. But it can be a hassle at times as I need to be careful how and what I slide into the truck bed.

While researching trucks I discovered that the rails could be installed underneath a truck (puck system) and even some trucks came with the pucks factory installed. This new truck doesn't have the pucks factory installed. I thought I could have the under bed rails installed on the Chevy and then use a Reese adapter to use my hitch, but as you said JRTJH, Reese doesn't make it for Chevy.

As much as I'd love to get this truck, it has a couple of options I don't need and it can't do what I want it to do: NOT have rails on top/in my truck bed. I think I may have to wait till next year to look for a truck. This one looks nice though!!

I hope that made sense this time!!
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Old 08-16-2016, 12:23 PM   #13
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Yep, now it "comes together" and the light is shining. I'm guessing that Reese and/or CURT will be making a "picture frame" adapter for the GM puck system before too long. The aftermarket program seems to be running 6 to 12 months behind the OEM market. I had a Reese adapter plate for the puck system in my 2013 F250. It worked "OK" at best, but wasn't as "neat and tidy" as the hitch leg adapter setup. While I could take the adapter plate out and have a "clean bed", when the adapter plate and the hitch were installed, it all sat about 2" higher than it would have with the "legs only" version. In my 2015 F250, that 2" made the hitch sit "too high" and I couldn't get the trailer to tow level. So I finally bought the CURT leg setup for my CURT hitch head and did away with the "picture frame adapter". While it worked, it wasn't the "best setup".

So, my advice to you would be, if you're seriously considering the GM puck system, rather than spending $350 on an adapter plate, wait for Reese to offer the "GM puck leg" system for your current hitch. It'll cost you about the same and will give you a much better "outcome" as far as usability of the hitch when installed and easier removal of the system when you want a "clean bed"...

Who knows, Reese may already have the leg system available to "update" your current hitch head to fit the GM puck system.

But, you won't find a "Ford or RAM setup" that fits the GM. Unfortunately, all three of the truck manufacturers have their own system and none of them are compatible.....
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:41 AM   #14
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Another option is put in a goose neck and curt makes a gooseneck to rails adapter. I have one in my ram. Then when not in use you take it out and the bed is smooth. Only issue is you can't use a sidewinder. I had one of those also and had to go back to the factory pinbox.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:24 AM   #15
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Would that do it?

http://www.curtmfg.com/part/16061
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:25 AM   #16
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Being a narrowminded fan of Andersen Ultimate hitches, and if one already has a gooseneck ball (like the excellent B&W turnover ball), why not just go with the www.andersenhitches.com lightweight, yet capable 24,000# system for a clean bed when the hitch is easily removed?
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