We plan to tow our new 5.0 TA with a 2021 Silverado short bed (5'-6") using an Anderson 3200 rail mounted hitch.. We have asked ETI to install the Anderson coupler/adaptor at the factory. It occurs to me that I need to provide direction to ETI as to which way the coupler needs to be installed.
Offset toward the Front of the trailer
or offset toward the rear of the trailer
The rails will be mounted as per the vehicle specific specifications provided by the manufacturer. I know there is a Tow Compatibility guide on the website. But the answer to this question is not clear to me.
We just took delivery of our 5.0 TA in August with a 2021 Ford F150 PowerBoost with a "short-short bed" (my name for the 5'6" bed length). I have the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch with an Anderson Ultimate (standard height) hitch for towing. With the short-short bed the only real option is having the offset toward the FRONT of the trailer because in the other orientation it shortens the distance from the back of the truck cab to the front of the trailer too much. This creates the possible scenario that in a sharp turn situation they have the potential to make contact causing damage to both the trailer and/or the truck cab. With the new higher truck bed sidewall heights I would also strongly recommend adding the trailer lift kit for improved truck sidewall to hitch and trailer frame clearance.
One thing I do know, You're going to love the 5.0 TA. It tows like a dream.
Hi Joe, as the reply above mentions, you'll want to offset towards the front. If you have any other questions feel free to contact our parts and service team at firstname.lastname@example.org