The short answer is yes, many
folks towing fifth-wheel trailers with shortbed
trucks successfully use the Patriot 16K.
There are many factors to consider
when addressing the issue of cab clearance. To
answer the question for you specific truck and
trailer, pay attention to the following:
Box Location-Is the Kingpin even
with the front of the trailer, or is it recessed
behind the front of the trailer? Some 5th wheel
manufacturer's have compensated for the
prevalence of shortbed trucks by building
extended kingpin boxes.
of trailer and shape. Narrower
trailers allow a tighter turning radius.
Trailers that are built with rounded corners
accommodate more cab clearance than squared
Finally, the type of maneuvering that will be
required while towing.
Do you anticipate lots of sharp turns while
towing, or is it only highway driving with
little or no backing?