With the calendar shifting into springtime, there promises to be many more opportunities to hook up your camper or trailer for a day out on the trails. If you’re a proud owner of a new Ford Super Duty model, chances are it comes with a 5th wheel prep package built in – this means that all you have to do is connect a compatible hitch to it so that you can get your hauls secured easily. So, today we want to show you some of the best compatible hitches for the 2019 Ford Super Duty 5th Wheel Prep Package. Come check them out!
Ford Super Duty Fifth Wheel Hitch Information and Power Ratings
Ford itself offers plenty of great accessories to get you started. Its OEM 5th Wheel hitch kit (see order parts below) has a GTWR of up to 27,500 pounds and pin weight rating of 6,250 pounds; this hitch kit also comes with a forged jaw, head support structure, vertical height adjustment, and side-to-side pivot capabilities to hook up your trailers more easily. A 14-16.5 inch vertical height adjuster and extended-length handle may also help with this.
Keep in mind, however, that this hitch kit cannot be used with drop-in bedliners or bed mats, which is something you’ll need to be aware of if your Super Duty model has either. The good news is that every Super Duty from the 2011 model year to today in 2019 is able to have this kit installed into the Fifth Wheel Prep Package!
Besides the Ford OEM 5th wheel hitch, other leading manufacturers such as Reese, Curt and B&W Companion have built hitches that are also compatible with current Super Duty models.
2019 Ford Super Duty Diesel Engine Performance Specs vs. Competition
With the proper towing and hitch packages equipped, the Ford Super Duty line is able to soar above the competition in just about every possible regard. We’ve listed its full capacities in the chart below, as well as how the Super Duty family stacks up against its fiercest rivals from Chevrolet and RAM:
|Model||2019 Super Duty F-250 / F-350 / F-450||2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD||2018 RAM 2500||2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD||2018 RAM 3500|
|Engine||6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel||6.6L Duramax V8 Turbo Diesel||6.7L Cummins Inline 6 Turbo Diesel||6.6L Duramax V8 Turbo Diesel||6.7L Cummins Inline 6 Turbo Diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed TorqShift automatic||6-speed automatic||6-speed manual or automatic||6-speed automatic||6-speed manual or automatic / Alsin 6-speed automatic|
|Horsepower||450 hp||445 hp||350 / 370 hp||445 hp||350 / 370 / 385 hp|
|Torque Output||935 pound-feet||910 pound-feet||660 / 800 pound-feet||910 pound-feet||660 / 800 / 930 pound-feet|
|Highest Conventional Tow Rating||18,000 / 21,000 / 21,000 pounds||14,400 pounds||17,980 pounds||20,000 pounds||18,000 pounds|
|Highest 5th Wheel Tow Rating||18,000 / 27,500 / 27,500 pounds||18,100 pounds||17,980 pounds||23,100 pounds||30,000 pounds|
|Highest Gooseneck Tow Rating||18,500 / 32,000 / 35,000 pounds||18,100 pounds||17,980 pounds||23,100 pounds||31,210 pounds|
|Maximum Payload Capacity||3,450 / 6,900 / 6,190 pounds||3,204 pounds||17,980 pounds||5,518 pounds||6,720 pounds|
|Maximum GCWR (When properly configured)||25,700 / 40,000 / 43,300 pounds||25,300 pounds||25,300 pounds||31,300 pounds||39,100 pounds|
How much does the Ford Super Duty 5th Wheel Prep Package cost?
The OEM-certified prep package is an available add-on option from factory for your Super Duty model for $850 CAD. It offers 5th-Wheel and Gooseneck towing configurations, and comes with a 7-pin wiring harness as well as inner and outer level frame brackets.
The above Ford Factory installed 5th Wheel Prep Package cannot be installed after your Super Duty arrives. So be sure the package is on your truck. All that’s left to do is add the compatible hitch kit.
Order Parts from our Sherwood Ford Service Centre
If you’re looking to get a hitch package set up on your Ford pickup today, you are free to order parts from our Sherwood Ford service team by heading over to our online form.
Use the following information to order:
18,000 lbs. Hitch Kit – 5th Wheel
Part No: BC3Z-19D520-C
27,500 lbs. Hitch Kit – 5th Wheel
Part No: HC3Z-19D520-A
We’ll get your desired accessories shipped right to our dealership for easy pick up, and help with installation if you’d like it!