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Best 5th Wheel rail kit and compatible gooseneck 2006 2500HD

Best 5th Wheel rail kit and compatible gooseneck for 2006 2500HD?

Can anyone list their part numbers and I was looking for one that has the 4 pin pullout and you can replace it with 5th wheel.

Anyone had the rails installed on their trucks? Also looking to have the system that is for a good amount of weight. If the truck can only carry 24000 lb then I want something compatible to that weight. Pictures of what im wanting to install below!

I would like to install rails and support brackets. Then go to a gooseneck hitch where you pull 4 pins and its done. Then if you need the 5th wheel you buy the attachment and its also good to go!

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You're thinking of Reese type rails.
If you're near Tampa I have a set I'd give you.
I've been hauling with then since 95, great rails and hitches.
That said, on our current truck I took a chance on a turn over ball and an Andersen hitch. I'll never go back to rails or conventional rocker hitches.
Rides much better, lighter to temove, clear bed.

C2500HD ECLB, turn over ball & Andersen Ultimate hitch. 395,000 miles and counting. Stock except for LBZ mouthpiece.
41' Toy hauler @ 21K lbs.
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Can you show pictures? We just wanted to have the option to swap if need be. Also can you give a brief explanation of how this is installed or works? Do we have to buy additional hardware etc?

Looks like we install any ball system then install the ultimate. This correct?

And can you connect an optional fifth wheel like the Semi Trucks have? Or no need?

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I have the Curt Q20, rails and the GN to go with it. Great setup and a VERY nice 5'er hitch. Probably one of the nicest 5th wheel hitches out there and VERY stout.

If you want 24k lb capacity - go with the Q24: CURT Manufacturing - CURT Q24 5th Wheel Hitch with Rails #16246

Comes with rails

GN adapter (25k lb): CURT Manufacturing - CURT Spyder 5th Wheel Rail Gooseneck Hitch #16085

Slider for 5'er (For trailers that might hit back of cab when turning with short bed): CURT Manufacturing - CURT R24 5th Wheel Roller #16570

I actually have this slider and would like to sell it. I've had it for ~4 years and it's been assembled and was installed for a few weeks but it's never been used to pull a trailer - so, essentially brand new. It's been is storage for most of those 4 years.

The problem I see with the a lot of the "flip over" type hitches is the capacity of the 5'er adapter.

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You're thinking of Reese type rails.
If you're near Tampa I have a set I'd give you.
I've been hauling with then since 95, great rails and hitches.
That said, on our current truck I took a chance on a turn over ball and an Andersen hitch. I'll never go back to rails or conventional rocker hitches.
Rides much better, lighter to temove, clear bed.
Ok so you invested $450.00 for the ball setup and $729.00 for the Anderson? Alot of money "im not arguing" but I was hoping to get a setup for 5th wheel economically. This would be over $1100.00 which is well worth it if hauling full time. But was just wondering how you did it?
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I have (and love) a B&W flipover gooseneck ball, and a companion 5th wheel hitch. Very solid, and when your not using it your bed is flat, no rails to get in the way.
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Ok so you invested $450.00 for the ball setup and $729.00 for the Anderson? Alot of money "im not arguing" but I was hoping to get a setup for 5th wheel economically. This would be over $1100.00 which is well worth it if hauling full time. But was just wondering how you did it?
I went with a B&W for $350.
A "companion" will cost more than that. Lift one before buying!
I think a 24k conventional hitch with rails runs around $900-1000.
It's definitely worth it. I've never had anything tow as well, except a $3000+ air ride system.
Having a clear bed is nice too.

C2500HD ECLB, turn over ball & Andersen Ultimate hitch. 395,000 miles and counting. Stock except for LBZ mouthpiece.
41' Toy hauler @ 21K lbs.
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