As mentioned in an earlier post we are looking at new/used 5th wheels. Of course will need to get a hitch for one. Since my truck (07 Ram 2500 5.9 diesel short bed) is rated at 13,400 pounds for max towing I was going to get a 14k hitch. My Dad who is a full time rv'er (39' Jayco) recommended getting a 16k hitch. His experience has shown that the max towing figures given by the truck manufacturer are usually pretty conservative. That going over (up to 5k) wont hurt the truck or be a safety factor. Wanted to get the thoughts from others on the issue. Any hitch brands better than others? Any to stay away from? Since I have the short bed I understand I need a slider? Was also thinking of going with a goose neck setup, but was told no since I have the short bed. Thanks.