The fifth wheel / gooseneck prep option includes a factory-installed rear structural cross member (included on every truck) and five holes in the bed for fifth wheel (four outer holes) and gooseneck (center hole) hitches. Plastic covers for the holes are provided. Also comes equipped with an additional 7-pin connector mounted inside the box.The center hole in cross member has a casting under it that accepts the gooseneck ball. The four outer holes have under bed mounting attachments mounted directly to the frame. All trucks have the brackets the attachments are mounted to.
For a truck equipped with the prep package, the following accessories are required from MOPAR for either a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch ---
For fifth wheel, Part # 82213667, “Picture Frame” -- It consists of a bracket to adapt from common fifth wheel hitches to production mounting points on the truck and includes the captured quarter turn tie-downs that mate to the under bed mounting attachments. It is a rectangular tube steel frame with multiple mounting points for commonly available fifth wheel hitches with 22” rail spacing. This allows the customer to adapt a fifth wheel hitch, one they already own or a MOPAR hitch, to the factory installed prep kit.
For gooseneck, Part # 82213632 (2 5/16” Ball) or 82213631 (3” Ball). Kit includes gooseneck ball with a locking mechanism incorporated into base the of ball (image not 100% accurate) and two safety chain quarter turn tie-downs that fit into the rear outer holes in the bed. Entire kit contents are packaged in canvas bag with Ram's head logo.