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Lets you adapt your Reese Elite Series underbed base rails to work with any fifth-wheel trailer hitch that is rated at 15,000 lbs, 16,000 lbs or 20,000 lbs and attaches to standard, above-bed base rails.
Whether you purchased the Elite Series underbed gooseneck hitch from Reese or bought the system as part of your new Ford Super Duty, this adapter is perfect if you want to add your standard, non-Elite Series fifth-wheel hitch into the mix. Just mount the adapter in your underbed rails using the integrated pucks and lock it place. Now you have the standard, above-bed base rails needed to install your fifth-wheel hitch.
Video of Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs
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Today we're going to review part number RP30156. This is the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. It has a 20,000 pound weight capacity.Now this part is designed to convert your Reese Elite Series Underbed Installation Rails, which we do sell separately on our website, to the standard abovebed 5th wheel base rails. This will allow you to use a 5th wheel trailer hitch that attaches to the standard abovebed rails. This part here will actually mount to your Elite Series Rails via the Power Puck System. I'm just going to show you the bottom here. This is what will drop into that Power Puck system.
You'll see the tabs right here, there's 4 of them. What you'll do is open this up, I'm going to show you how, and then you'll drop this into that Power Puck System on your vehicle. It locks into place, there's no drilling or welding required. The finish on this is a nice black powder coat finish. Again, the way you do that is you'll pop off the pin and clip, do the same over here, pop off the pin and clip. Then what you'll do is open up these handles, open them up about 90 degrees.
Do the same over here. There you go. Now with them open like that, there's 2 handles right there. What you can do is lift this up, drop it into your underbed Puck System. Once it drops into the Pucks, what you'll do is just close these handles until the holes line up.
Put your pin and clip through there. Do the same over here. Close it until the holes line up, put the pin and clip in. What that does is it locks this base rail into that underbed Power Puck System. Again, the application for this is for Reese Elite Series Underbed Base Rails. Now this will also work with the factory installed 5th wheel towing prep package from Ford.
It does accommodate, you see these slots right here with the holes through there This will accommodate your standard 5th wheel trailer hitches with weight ratings of 15,000 pounds, 16,000 pounds or 20,000 pounds. The max capacity on this part is 20,000 pounds. This does come with a limited lifetime warranty. That should do it for the review on part number RP30156. The Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches with a 20,000 weight capacity. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (80 Customer Reviews)Lets you adapt your Reese Elite Series underbed base rails to work with any fifth-wheel trailer hitch that is rated at 15,000 lbs, 16,000 lbs or 20,000 lbs and attaches to standard, above-bed base rails.
by: Ron G04/01/2014
Thanks for the help with getting the adapter. This is how the job ended up with the under bed mount and adapter to the standard fifth wheel. 123262
by: Alan A.12/14/2015
We ordered this for our 2016 Ford F-350. The part comes unassembled, but with instructions that are easy to follow. I did have to adjust after assembly to fit our truck properly. ( The instructions state you may have to adjust ). If you get this I will recommend that you get the wrench, it would have made the adjustments easier. My hitch dropped right in the slots and pinned right in place. NOTE: the pins for the hitch are not included, so order them if you do not have them. The adapter does not rest on the bed, only on the FORD under bed adapter. 233786
by: Tim T.04/08/2016
My new F350 didn't have the under bed 5th wheel mount and I didn't want to use the rails that bolt across the bed. I bought the Reese under bed parts, Reese adapter, new legs for the hitch and a bed mat and installed it myself. I drilled through the dimples in the bed, bolted in the under bed parts and everything lined up nice. Since I went from a short bed to a long bed I didn't need the slider legs so I replaced them with fixed legs. When the hitch and adapter are out of the bed, nothing is in the way on the floor. I like it. 243480
by: Bryan B.11/09/2014
Just installed the Reese Rail Adapter in my 2015 Ford F-350. It fits the factory 5th wheel prep package perfectly. The only issue I had was with fine tuning the latches (trial and error) but even so, this was a breeze to install (15-20 minutes). As always the shipping is FAST! I had the kit at my door two days after ordering. 160026
by: Hermann O08/20/2014
I cannot express to you how happy I was with the ordering process+ the help I got getting the right product. I bought a 5th wheel adapter for my new Ford F350 superduty 8ft. box to fit an older hitch. The adapter plate arrived 2 days after the order was placed. The plate took me 25 min. to install. Thanks for the help! PS Great fit up. 147766
by: Sandra R06/29/2015
The product worked great. With just a little bit of assembly my husband was able to install the adapter in under 30 minutes. Our Curt 5th wheel hitch dropped right into place. Excellent ! 208134
by: Ken R.05/08/2013
Just installed the Reese Underbed Rail Adapter in my 2013 Ford F-350 truck. It fit the factory 5th wheel prep option perfectly. Used it with a Husky EZ Roller Hitch, which I already had, real nice matchup. I ordered the adapter from Etrailer.com, the people there are very friendly and helpful. Got the part in 3 work days. Very happy with the part and the service. 79386
by: Mike C03/26/2015
Installed in 2015 F250 with factory prep pkg. Fit was perfect with only minor adjustment to handles needed. Matched up to my DrawTite 5th wheel and Kwik Slide perfectly. Shipping was fast and tracking details were excellent. Etrailer stays on top of the order all the way. 180934
by: Joe B.10/29/2012
We purchased a new Ford F350 which was equipped with a 5th wheel hitch prep package from Reese. As our Curt hitch was only a year old we had to convert it to the prep package. The adapter made the job easy. 58309
Reese part number 30156 was received properly packaged and in good condition. It was easy to assemble and install in the bed of the 2015 Ford F250. It is a perfect fit for my Reese 16K slider fifth wheel hitch. 207290
by: DAVE M.05/18/2014
when pushing lock handles it takes some force, metal digs into palm of hand. maybe they need to put some kind of rubber over the handle. this is a great product, saves a lot of money from buying a new fifth wheel 131137
by: Big Cip11/18/2012
Very easy to install, I didn't curse or throw a tool putting it together! It really looks good with my old hitch in my new 2012 F-350 Lariat. I haven't towed my RV as of yet, but I will let y'all know how that goes when we go camping next weekend. Attached are some pics. 59638
by: Steve F.01/09/2017
Reese's Under Rail Adapter RP30156 is very easy to assemble and to install. Instructions provided are well written reducing the assemble time to les than five minutes. Installation took longer due to the snug fit between the trucks underbed rails and the adapter's pins. Etrailer's delivery time is outstanding as well as their customer support team. They were very helpful in identifying the correct adapter match. 331034
by: Daniel G06/02/2014
A few minor adjustments and it fit like a glove. 133850
Easy install. Looks professional. 206999
by: Tony W.12/31/2014
The frame holes for the hitch tabs were too tight on one side and the opening in the frame needed to be filed in order to accommodate the hitch. Also, I would recommend leaving the Jam Nuts loose until the frame is placed in the bed as it allows for some bed variability and you will never get it right by tightening down everything and then trying to fit it. All in all it provides a very clean hitch adapter for my 2015 ford F250 with the factory Fifth Wheel Prep package. 167383
by: Jeromi K03/30/2012
It was hard to tell from the pictures but this item uses the handles to rotate the locking clevis and is as easily removable as the OEM equipment! The fit was fantastic and assembly only took about 15 minutes. Big savings being able to continue using my Pro series 15k. 35599
by: Bob VC05/15/2012
I installed the adapter RP30156 into my 2012 F 350, which had the factory 5th wheel prep package. I installed my Husky 16K EZ Roller hitch onto the adapter. I did drop the hitch head down by approximately 2 inches. Overall project went well and I didn't have to buy a new hitch! 40537
Just purchase a new f-350 with factory prep. For fifth wheel.I needed a adapter to adapt my curt hitch to the connection points on the new ford.This adapter plate fit perfect.Delivery was quick.Instructions were easy to read.Product was quick to install- less than 10 minutes. 65342
Looks great easy instructions to put together and install in truck have not pulled with it yet fast delivery. I purchased this adaptor for my 2015 f350 king ranch with factory prep . 171979
I bought this to use with a husky easy roller 16k fifth wheel hitch. This adapter was a perfect fit. Very easy to assemble and install. I did the whole assembly and install in less than an hour! 75591
by: Wayne C09/29/2014
Installed slider hitch with quick removal base. Also fit's and works great. 153449
I bought this for my husband's 2015 Ford 250 pickup. The product came right away. The installation was easy. He likes the fact that when you take the hitch out that there are no rails on the bed. It is heavy duty, well made, and nicely painted. We have not had an opportunity to use the hitch yet, but so far everything has been great. 186255
by: Rich K.06/16/2015
The Adapter fit the truck F 350 fine but the hitch didin't fit into the adapter. My Reese hitch was a older slider (1998) and would not allow pins to be installed due to binding. I had to upgade a portion of my slider hitch (side railles) to allow this setup to work. Assembly of the adapter was easy and it was delivered on time. 203714
by: Tom R12/11/2012
I got the adapter a day early which I appreciate and it went together rather easy. I didn't have 1-1/2" open end wrench so I had to find one of those buteverything was fine. I haven't tried pulling my RV yet but it should be OK. Thanks for your fine service and friendly sales folks. It was great doing business with you. 61190
Product works well with my under-the-bed bracket assembly and 20K 5th wheel hitch. The only issue I see is that it raises the hitch height up a bit so an adjustment may need to be made to your current hitch or even the king pin assembly on your camper to provide for a more desirable and level camper setup. 285445
eTrailer was great to work with. As a matter of fact I originally order the incorrect part and they replaced it with no penalties. I only had to pay the additional shipping. As for the product there isn't much to say as the name brand Reese speaks for its self....always great quality products. 192399
I'll have to give this rail adapter a 10+. Assembly was a breeze and with just a minor adjustment, the adapter dropped right in place. Sure beats paying 1600 or more for another 5th wheel hitch when I have one setting in the garage. Thanks again for a great product. 73613
Instructions could have been better. Seems like a lot of extra pieces for something that could be so simple to fit in the Ford factory puck system. It is heavy duty and does what it needs to do. Fit perfectly with the hitch that we ordered to use it with. 253408
by: Mike Harding04/19/2015
Excellent product, which solved the problem of using our existing fifth wheel hitch, instead of having to purchase a new hitch to fit the bed of our 20015 Ford pickup which has no rails .It was very easy to install and required just a few adjustments. 186254
by: Rick B10/29/2016
Could not be happier with service and product. Underbed rail adapter arrived on time in great condition. Installation was easy (does require a 1 1/2" wrench) and it fit perfectly in our 2009 Chev 3500 with the underbed puck system. Thanks etrailer! 311836
by: kevin h07/19/2016
very easy to put together. install took mins made last adjustment in the vehicle. still have not towed my 5th wheel yet because it needs more miles before i can tow. the fit is very tight. will let you when i tow the trailer. 273617
by: Greg n07/01/2014
The rail adapter fit like a glove. I'm thrilled about the product, rv dealers told me I had to buy a 2700$ hitch to fit my f250 2014 with under bed factory rails. I called etrailer and fixed my problem! Thanks Mathew C 138615
Reese always manufactures top quality products! Always reliable. Etrailer is an outstanding company to order from! They carry only the best and their customer service is beyond measure, Thank you etrailer and reese. 190225
by: Michael Page01/19/2015
Product arrived on time. However the package was missing one set of Tee Pin, Anchor bushing, Jam nut, and handle. How ever, I was able to salvage a set from old adapter that was damaged and being replaced. 170408
by: Bill Z07/29/2013
It wasn't too hard to put together. Once it was together putting it on the truck was a breeze. etrailer had the item in stock when everyone else was back ordered. A++ guys! 92119
It was relatively easy to install. The rails raised my hitch 3 inches so had to make further adjustments to the hitch to allow the Tonneau cover to have enough clearance. 276847
Product arrived in 3 days. Easy to assemble. Had to adjust a little for a great fit. Took about 30 minutes. Awesome product and a great addition to my 2011 F350. Thank you 236386
The Reese hitch bed rail adapter for a new 2015-16 Ford F250 is a great fit but it will add about 1.5 inches to your fifthwheel hitch height over flat rails. 239420
by: Tom E10/27/2016
Item delivered on time as promised. Easy install, looks and works great. I would order from etrailer.com again if needed. Great service, no problems 311129
by: Brian R01/31/2017
Product received in just a few days, perfect fit to the 2017 Ford F350 PU. Would recommend this to anyone, great service as well. Very satisfied!!! 337131
by: Satisfied customer09/21/2012
Bracket worked great with our husky easy roller! Thanks for the informative information on the site and fast processing. Couldn't of asked for better 55455
by: John B12/31/2014
This product worked perfectly. Caleb H made ordering the product and making it a rush priority very easy. And installation was a breeze. Thank you! 167387
Heavy duty solid build fits perfectly with my RW Brand 20K Fifth Wheel Hitch. Only took minutes to assemble and fit like a glove in my 2014 F350. 155848
by: Mary Anderson05/19/2015
Received on time. Just when we needed it. Thanks for the great job for getting it too us as fast as you did. Thanks again, Mary Anderson 194476
by: Zak R08/25/2014
Great service. Got the product quick and was shipped by UPS. Very easy to assemble and install. Would recommend etrailer to friends and family. 148385
by: John R07/09/2016
I was glad that Etrailer had the necessary Reese component to fit Ford 350s. It allowed me to use my original fifth wheel hitch. Thanks. 269851
by: Harold d. Smith05/05/2015
This item was ordered one day and arrived the next. This was excellent service and appreciated. The product is good quality. Thank you. 190582
by: Thomas Barnaby04/12/2015
The hitch adaptor went on very easy, the only thing I was disapointed about is that the hitch had scatches on two of the sides. 184833
by: Kevin H07/04/2016
Product has a difficult time seating in puck holes in bed. Had to use a block of wood and pound with steel sludge mallet. 268029
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