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You can do it, though it's not common. Biggest PITA with shortboxes and fifth wheels is that you'll likely need a pricey hitch, like one of those superglides. IIRC ~$3K.

There are a few board members towing fifth wheel campers. I ran a gooseneck on my '05 short box; had to use a pin extender on the trailer to get cab clearance.
 

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FWIW, a B&W gooseneck hitch (turnover ball) is cheap (~$500). Maybe narrow your search to gooseneck trailers, or could be cheaper to mod the trailer pin (common) from 5'r to Goose. Bet you could do all that under $1K.
 

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Checked out the B&W site but their products don't allow enough room for an 8' wide travel trailer to make a tight turn. Need at least a 48'' set back from the back of the cab. There are very few gooseneck travel trailers available as well.
Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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Aside from clearance issues, the pin weight of most 5ers exceeds the carrying capacity of our trucks.
 

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Does anyone have any experience setting up a 5th wheel hitch on a short box (57") Titan Pro4X?

I had a 29.5 foot terry creek fifthwheel that I towed with my 2011 Pro4X. Struggling to remember what hitch I had, it would slide back a foot or two for when your trying to get in tight areas. The rig was way over our rated tow capacity though I know that's for sure. Truck towed it well tho was quite surprised.
 

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Not sure what the cost is but you might be better off with something like this!
 

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Aside from clearance issues, the pin weight of most 5ers exceeds the carrying capacity of our trucks.
True dat, even with my pin extender, I could not go a full 90 degrees with my old gooseneck trailer and my old CC. (Could do it with my KC, though). And LT tires + bags were a must.

I had a 29.5 foot terry creek fifthwheel that I towed with my 2011 Pro4X. Struggling to remember what hitch I had, it would slide back a foot or two for when your trying to get in tight areas. The rig was way over our rated tow capacity though I know that's for sure. Truck towed it well tho was quite surprised.
Indeed. Titan handled it like a champ.

Not sure what the cost is but you might be better off with something like this!
I've always wondered about those!
 

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Not sure what the cost is but you might be better off with something like this!
1. Total violation of the K.I.S.S. principle
2. If you really think you need this then what you really need is a different tow vehicle
3. Usage of the device increases the amount you're towing, which means you're even further over the capacity of the Titan.
4. Some states may consider it a triple trailer situation if you use the device.

It's an interesting device, no doubt. But I think it's the wrong solution to a capacity problem.
 
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