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Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs

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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP30156

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.


  • Converts your Reese Elite Series underbed installation rails (sold separately) to standard, above-bed 5th-wheel base rails
    • Use a 5th-wheel trailer hitch that attaches to standard, above-bed rails
  • Mounts to Elite Series rails via Power Puck system
    • Unit drops into pucks and locks in place
    • No drilling or welding required
  • Black powder coated steel construction


  • Application: Reese Elite Series underbed base rails
    • Also works with factory-installed 5th-wheel towing prep package from Ford
  • Accommodates: standard 5th-wheel trailer hitches with weight ratings of 15,000 lbs, 16,000 lbs, or 20,000 lbs
  • Maximum capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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.

30156 Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Rail Kit Mounting Adapter for Attaching Standard Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter Review

Video Transcript for Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter Review

Today we're going to review part number RP30156. This is the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for standard fifth wheel trailer hitches. This part is designed to work with an already installed Reese Signature Series Fifth Wheel Underbody kit. You can see we have four pucks installed here. inaudible 00:00:22 vehicle, we have them sit inside of the bed liner as well. Typically you would have to make a large cut out for it.

However in this truck and this part, we we're able to just get away with just four small holes and it sits on top of the bed liner, with plenty of clearance. Once it's assembled, it's very easy to install. Just make sure these handles are pointing towards the center, and when they're locked you can see how this turns facing to the puck that's installed in the truck. Just lay it into place, and then make sure these handles are open all the way, to make sure that it's set into place. Then push the handles in. There should be some resistance as you push it in.

Once it's in place, use the snap rings to help lock it. You could also use your favorite padlock if you want to. When you assemble this, it's a good idea to get access to the jam nut right here to help make sure everything is tightened down properly. The part number for the wrench we're using is 58276. With our Underbed Rail Adapter installed, let's go ahead and put the fifth wheel hitch into place.

After we put our fifth wheel hitch into place, we'll go ahead and install the pins and clips. So our hitch will mount up to our adapter plate just like it would if it had rails already installed in the bed going across. That will finish it for review of part number RP30156 from Reese. .

Customer Reviews

Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs - RP30156

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (21 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeromi K03/30/2012

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron G04/01/2014

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Big Cip11/18/2012

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob VC05/15/2012

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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


I also have a EZ roller husky hitch and want to make sure it will fit the adapter was yours husky part number 07046 that is the part number I have? Thank youRich

comment by: Richard G - 4/9/2013


The slots for the tabs that you pin down are 22 inches apart front to back. From left to right, the inner set measure 20-1/2 inches and the outer set measures 29 inches. Check the measurements against the tabs on your Husky Roller and make sure they match up.

Patrick B - 4/23/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry02/07/2013

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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


Jerry, I have a Curt slider. Do you think this will work for me?

comment by: Steve J. - 7/30/2013


If it is the Curt R20 or Curt R16 slider, you would be fine with this adapter.

Patrick B - 7/31/2013


Everything is still working great ,No problems at all.

comment by: Jerry - 2/12/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken R.05/08/2013

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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, the people there are very friendly and helpful. Got the part in 3 work days. Very happy with the part and the service. 79386

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark04/01/2013

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom R12/11/2012

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DonT06/13/2012

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this product works outstanding ,i don't have a picture but my hitch just fine .just heavy44063

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George e06/15/2012

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Put in my 2012 superduty fit like a gloves about time you get what you pay for excellent idea44331

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul03/29/2014

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Perfect 122837

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tommy03/03/2014

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Amazing service, pricing and extremely quick shipping! Etrailor is number one in this business! Thanks guys!118352

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George Cagle08/02/2013

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Outstanding Customer service. I will always shop etrailer . Com first93009

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill Z07/29/2013

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mr Petteys07/23/2013

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Great Product and fast shipping thanks 91110

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles04/12/2013

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steven E.03/04/2013

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Looks great! Haven't used it yet. Waiting for new truck to come in.68725

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alexandra11/15/2012

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Fast shipment.... 59463

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe B.10/29/2012

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Satisfied customer09/21/2012

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Bracket worked great with our husky easy roller! Thanks for the informative information on the site and fast processing. Couldn't of asked for better55455

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd C03/19/2012

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Very good product and well built. 34342

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