Demco UMS Under-Bed 18K Ford Prep Package Autoslide Hijacker

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An autoslider 5th wheel hitch for your Ford truck with the Factory Prep Pack, the Demco UMS Series 18k Hijacker has adjustable height, 14” of travel, and is an easy install. Just load up the hitch in the factory prep pack, hook up and you are off!
Price: $1,429.00
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Demco UMS Under-Bed 18K Ford Prep Package Autoslide Hijacker Description

It’s the day you have been waiting for you bought a brand new Ford truck with the Ford Prep Package and you are ready to go camping with the family. The hitches to choose from for towing your 5th wheel are endless, until now. Demco has made the 18k Autoslide Hijacker UMS Hitch for your Ford with the Prep Pack! Just drop it in and go, no messy rails or adapters to fiddle with.

One of the best things about the new Demco UMS Series 18k Ford Prep Package Hijacker is that it uses your existing pre-drilled holes in your Ford truck to set-up the hitch. There are no rails to clutter the bed of your truck. When you are ready to take the hitch out – that’s it, no rails! You can use the whole bed of your truck to haul those things you need from the hardware store. There will be plenty of room in the back of your truck and you won’t have to wonder “Where did I put those rails when I took the hitch out?”

Demco Autoslide Hijackers can be raised or lowered to meet your truck to trailer leveling needs. There are three adjustable heights - low 15 ½”, middle 16 ¾”, and high 18 ¼”. Other hitches on the market only have one option for height, but Demco gives you three!

Tired of stopping to get out of your truck to pull the lever on your manual slider? Get an Autoslide Hitch from Demco and let the Hijacker move your trailer away from your bed frame and windows while you are turning or backing up. No more worries about expensive RV repairs because the trailer was too close and a window was broken.

Towing your 20’ trailer during the busy camping season? Are you dreading trying to park in a spot at the grocery store or RV Park? The Demco Hijackers were designed to give you 14” of travel to make getting in and out of cramped spaces stress free and easy.

Safety and security are always a concern when you are traveling with your family. Each Hijacker hitch is tested and pre-greased at Demco to ensure your new hitch is ready to go for your families’ road trip.

Demco has added a wrap-around jaw with locking bar for a smoother, safer and more secure ride. Once you hook up to the Hijacker the locking bar releases the hitch coupler letting you know you are ready to go.

Proudly made in the USA!

Protect your investment and enjoy your trip with the Demco UMS 18K Ford Prep Pack Autoslide Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch. We have these 5th wheel hitches in stock and ready to ship at Dyers RV your online RV superstore.

No locking plate required for standard pin boxes, to activate slide mechanism.
**MOR/ryde, Trailair Tri Glide, 5th Airborne Standard or Extended and Demco Glide Ride Pinboxes will require a locking plate.**

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Demco UMS Under-Bed 18K Ford Prep Package Autoslide Hijacker Additional Information

Item # 84628
Brand Demco
Model 8550024
Fits OEM Ford Prep Package Trucks
Hitch Type Slider (For Short Bed)
Rail Type OEM (Puck)
5th Wheel GTW 18K
Vertical Load (lbs) 4,500
Features Wrap around jaw with locking bar for a smoother, safer and more secure ride.
No locking plate required for standard pin boxes, to activate slide mechanism.
Up to 14” of travel to help get in and out of those tight spots.
Lower profile design.
Lighter weight for easier hitch installation and removal.
Easy access for routine maintenance.
3 vertical height adjustments to help you level truck and trailer.
Made in the USA with American steel.
Included Hitch
**Capture plate may also be required:
(Needed for MOR/ryde, 5th Airborne, Trailair Tri Glide and Demco Glide Ride Pinboxes)
Dimensions Hitch Heights:
Low = 15-1/2”
Middle = 16-3/4”
High = 18-1/4”
Warranty 5 Year
Made in USA
Net Weight 220
Special Order Item No
LTL Freight Yes

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A great towing solution for standard bed box
Installed my F-250 standard box to tow an 11k trailer. Great instructions (if you actually read them, that is...) Easier if you have help, and even easier if that help has a forklift. The only real challenge is maneuvering the hitch base around to bolt the rails on, and that just due to the weight.

Easy hookup and disconnect to the trailer. Pulls smooth and steady on good roads, a little rough on rough roads, but nothing that made me nervous eat all. The slide feature is great - I tested a 90deg turn and cleared my cab by 4”. I don’t plan to get into situations where I need to turn that tight, but it’s great knowing I don’t need to worry about it.

Dyers was fantastic. Easy ordering process, great price, and excellent delivery. The hitch arrived on time and in perfect condition.
  • Build quality and design of the slide mechanism
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Great service, quick freight delivery &great hitch
Customer service was quick to answer questions. Pricing was great. The hitch arrived by freight quickly and works exactly as described. Automatically. We have used it for 3 trips now and it is quiet and secure. One thing to note is the 2015 superdutt with short bed will use the supplied 3/8 shim on each side and a spacer off the pucks.
  • Quiet,secure,hasslefree
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Demco customer service was first rate. Hitch was shipped missing the head. My initial thought was" this is going to be a problem". I emailed Demco and they answered me right away, I explained the problem and without hesitation a replacement head was on the way.
It left the plant back east Friday and I picked it up Wed.
Haven't used the hitch yet but with customer service like that I'm not worried.
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Demco Hijacker for Ford factory prep
Great price, great delivery (3 days). Everything needed to drop in 2017 F250 with factory prep. Bolted in nicely and this hitch has some advantages over my old Superglide (loved it but no adapter for new truck).
  • Fits this truck and needs no guide plate on king pin
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Does the job
This less expensive solution to the short bed truck does the job. Yes, it is much heavier than a standard hitch. What I did was install an 1/2 in eye bolt in the ceiling of my garage and bought an inexpensive 1 ton chain hoist to hang from it. Just pull the truck under the hoist and lift it out and set it down on a furniture dolly. So even though it is heavy I can install/uninstall and store the hitch by myself.
The biggest issue I have had is getting the hitch to line up properly and lock onto the pin. Seems like the capture bars won't turn the hitch even a tiny bit while hitching. I always get the pin box slightly on top of the capture bars and have to jiggle it around a bit by moving the truck back and forth a few times before it lines up and drops down between the capture bars.
  • Prevents my truck cab from getting smashed
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