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Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F250
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Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

2007 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

(4 reviews)


Code:   RP30073

Retail:$510.76

Price:$317.95


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2007 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Custom, under-bed rail kit provides uninhibited use of your truck bed once hitch is removed and features Reese's easy and secure Power Puck mounting system. Works with Elite Series and Signature Series fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches.


Features:

  • Installation kit is designed for use with Reese Elite Series and Signature Series 5th-wheel and gooseneck trailer hitches
  • Under-bed rails provide complete access to truck bed when hitch is removed
    • No exposed rails
    • 4 Small mounting holes sit flush with truck bed
  • Power Puck system allows quick, simple mounting and removal of hitch
  • Wide platform ensures absolute hitch stability
  • Vehicle-specific design reduces installation time and requires less drilling than universal systems
    • Brackets mount on the outside of Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty frame rails
    • Crossmembers sit along top of Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty frame rails, beneath bed
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Rails and installation hardware included


Specs:

  • Application: Reese Elite Series and Signature Series 5th-wheel and gooseneck trailer hitches
  • Capacity: 18,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


30073 Reese Elite Series, Signature Series Underbed Rail Kit



RP30073 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30073 Installation instructions

Video of Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches


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Video Transcript for Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F250

We begin the installation of our fifth wheel trailer hitch by lowering the spare tire on our 2008 Ford 250 Super Duty. Next, we want to loosen the bed bolts to make it easier to install the rails for our fifth wheel hitch. Now we can slide the first rail over the frame and under the truck bed. With first rail in place towards the rear of the truck, we can then slide the second rail into place. Once we have the rails in place across the truck, we insert the bolts to level out the mounting brackets. After the rails are in place and bolts tightened, we retighten the bed bolts to make sure there will be no shifting. This ensures that all of the holes we are going to drill will align properly. Now we mark the holes where we need to drill through the side of the frame at the front and rear of the frame brackets. Before drilling your holes, check the inside of the frame rail on each side of the truck to make sure it is clear of any wiring or lines that run from the front to the back of the truck.

If present, tuck them out of the way to prevent damage while drilling. First drill pilot holes through the bracket to make sure that the holes will be aligned. Then drill through the pilot holes to enlarge the holes to the proper size. On the front hole, we then place the bolt through the bracket and the frame and secure it with a nut and block on the inside of the truck frame. On this particular hole we have to use what is called a knurl bolt. It is a bolt that goes from the inside of the frame and bolts with a nut on the outside of the frame. This is used because there is not sufficient room to install the nut on the inside of the frame. We fish the wire through the hole, and then thread the knurl bolt to the end of the fish wire. The knurl bolt can then be pulled back through the hole in the frame and bracket. When you use the knurl bolt, it attaches from the opposite side of the frame so the nut will be on the outside of the truck frame. Once all of our holes are drilled, we the bolts and washers and secure them with nuts on the inside of the frame rail. We now need to mark the bed of the truck so we know where to drill our holes. To do this, we use the pointed bolt and drill up through the rails. It creates a prick mark on the top of the truck bed. We can then go into the truck bed and check our marks. They should look something like this. We now know where to drill down our holes. After finding the prick marks we drill a pilot hole through the bed of the truck to make sure that the bolts will align. Once the pilot holes are drilled and we have verified proper alignment with the rails, we remove the rails and brackets that had been previously installed. We do this to ensure that they are not damaged when drilling through the truck bed with hole saw.

After the brackets and rails are removed we line up the hole saw with our pilot holes and drill through the truck bed. After drilling all four holes, check alignment, and then reinstall the rails and brackets under the truck bed. We then install the pucks into the holes and tighten them down with an allen wrench. Then, assemble head and legs of the fifth wheel hitch and place them into the pucks. Turn the locking mechanisms and pin them into place. Now that our fifth wheel trailer hitch is installed, we torque the down the bolts to the proper pounds per foot. To install our fifth wheel wiring adapter we remove the bracket that currently holds the four way and seven way trailer connectors. Then detached the plug, and plug our new wiring in-line with the existing wiring adapter. After the plugs are installed we remount the wiring bracket. Then go into the truck bed and drill a hole with a hole saw where the plug will come into the truck bed. We then run the wiring along the frame, securing it with zip ties. Route the wires between the exterior body and frame of the truck to the hole we previously drilled in the truck bed. We can then plug the cord into the back of the connector and attach the plug to the bed with four screws. To finish the installation of our fifth wheel trailer hitch we reinstall the spare tire.


Customer Reviews

Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP30073

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)


Custom, under-bed rail kit provides uninhibited use of your truck bed once hitch is removed and features Reese's easy and secure Power Puck mounting system. Works with Elite Series and Signature Series fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches.


- RP30073

by: Bob07/19/2016


Ordered the product from the website and it showed that the part was in-stock when it fact it wasn't. Turns out there was a nation wide backlog and had to wait 3-4 weeks to finally get the rails. Etrailer was great at keeping me updated and great about responding to my requests for information. Would have given 5 stars, but website didn't reflect actual availability when I ordered. Besides the wait,......was a good experience. 273849



- RP30073

by: Michael T03/12/2013


I had to drill a few holes in the frame and truck bed got the 2 1/2" hole saw, t50 star bit, and 5/8" drill bit, and hex bit, from Lowe's Home Improvement. Would have better if these items were included in package or info on were they can be purchased. also helps to have a friend to help that's handy with tools! 70216



- RP30073

by: Frank V.07/27/2016


Installation was straight forward via the directions. With the help of a friend handing tools it came together quickly. Many thanks to the staff that sent the proper rail kit for my 2008 F-350SD Air ride hitch. 276883



- RP30073

by: Ron05/09/2016


It worked great! just as advertised 249409

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  • Replacement Puck Plugs for Reese 18K Signature Series Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Yes, we do have the puck plugs! The Replacement Puck Plug for Signature Series Fifth Wheel Rails is part # 58199. The plugs are sold in sets of two, and can be seen by clicking on the link I have provided below.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2006 F-250 Superduty Universal Versus Custom
  • The best kits to use for 5th Wheel installation are the custom kits. According to our installers the custom kit will save you a lot of time and energy because they are designed to fit with the factory construction of your 2006 Ford F-250. The universal kit will work on your vehicle, but it requires a more difficult installation including more drilling than the custom kit. The Custom install kits for 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duties are the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit...
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  • How to Use a Signature Series 5th Wheel Hitch with the Reese Elite Series Under-bed Rails
  • To use your Signature Series fifth wheel hitch with the Elite Series under-bed rails, you will need the Signature Series Hitch Adapter, # RP58419. If your Signature Series hitch uses a slider, then you will not need to use the handles in this kit, you should use the original handles.
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  • How to Identify if a Truck has Reese Elite or Signature Series Rail Kit Installed
  • Check out the picture I attached that shows the dimensions of what Reese Elite or Signature Series pucks would be in the bed of a truck like yours. If you measure the center to center distance of the pucks, and they come out to be 13 by 30 inches, they are Reese Elite rails that would be compatible with the Reese Elite 18K hitch # RP30142 or the 25K model, part # RP30143. If you wished to use a different hitch that's compatible with industry standard bed rails, an adapter is available,...
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Hitch with a 2010 Ford F-250 Short-Bed
  • Your decision should be made on how you plan to use your truck. For me, I would choose the Elite Series 18K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, item # RP30144. My reasons for choosing this hitch are that I own a farm and use the bed of the truck for many other tasks. I also own a gooseneck trailer that would easily be towed using the Elite Series Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, item # RP30845, and would still leave the bed open when not needed. You will need the, # RP30073, installation kit with this hitch. If...
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  • Will Reese Revolution Pin Box Work with B&W Companion Hitch for a 2000 Ford F-250
  • The B&W Companion hitches that fit only in the gooseneck ball hole cannot be used with Reese Revolution/Sidewinder pin boxes because the pivot point is locked out at the hitch head. When using a Reese Revolution or Sidewinder style pin box the pivot point is required to be locked out due to the lateral force exerted on the hitch, like the one your referenced # BWGNRK1108-5W, would cause it to rotate in the bed damaging the hitch and install kit. The option that will work for you is the...
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  • Under Bed Mount 5th Wheel Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty with 6 3/4 Foot Bed
  • We have 2 under bed systems that I would recommend for your 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4 door with 6-3/4 foot bed. The first is the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider and Wiring Harness - 18,000 lbs, item # RP30144, along with the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, item # RP30073. This kit will install under the bed of the truck and only 4 pucks are in the bed when the hitch is not installed. We have...
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  • How to Install Curt Q24 Hitch in a 2006 Ford F-350 Using an Underbed Rail Kit
  • To install the Curt Hitch part # C16245 in the bed of your 2006 Ford F-350 long bed using an underbed setup will require you to use the Reese Elite Rail Kit part # RP30073 and then use the adapter part # RP30156 to convert this kit to a rail kit the Curt hitch is compatible with. When not using the fifth wheel hitch you would be able to remove the hitch and adapter to have a totally empty truck bed.
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  • Are Replacement Parts Available For Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30073
  • We do have replacement parts for the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30073. The replacement puck is the Draw-Tite Replacement Signature Series Puck Service Kit, # 58253, and it is the puck, trim ring, bolt and lock washer. The puck plug cover is the Draw-Tite Replacement Puck Plug Cover, # 58199, and it is a quantity of one.
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  • Replacement Trim Rings for Reese Aftermarket Elite Series Installation Kit on 2013 Ford Super Duty
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and he said that all aftermarket Elite Series installation kits use the same trim ring # RP58458. These cannot be used to replace the trim rings if the truck has the factory installed kit. But since you have said you just installed the kit it sounds like it is aftermarket so # RP58458 would fit.
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  • Recommendation of Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2008 Ford F-350 Long Bed Towing a 8,200-Lb Fifth Wheel
  • The Reese 20K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30081, that you have referenced is an excellent choice for your 2008 Ford F-350 Crew Cab. The 9-inch wide funnel area and a 4-way pivoting head will ease hookup, even on ground that is not level. The installation brackets and rails you will need are the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50082-58. These vehicle specific brackets will mount to existing holes in your vehicles frame. You will need to drill...
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  • Can Reese Hitch RP30047 Be Used with the Elite Series Mount Kit RP30073
  • The Reese Fifth Wheels, part # RP30047 and part # RP30047A, are not Elite Series hitches. They will not bolt to the Elite Series legs or sliders. You can use the RP30047A head, with other legs or a slider, on your 2005 Ford Super Duty, but it will not be an under bed mount system. You will have rails in the bed. If you do not want rails in your bed, you would have to use an Elite Series hitch and mount kit. In order to use the RP30047A head, you would need legs, part # RP30727,...
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  • Need Replacement Puck Trim Rings For Reese 18K GM Elite Series
  • I contacted our representative at Draw-Tite about replacement trim rings for your Reese 18K Elite Series on your 2008 Chevrolet 2500. For a full set of 4 trim rings, you will need Replacement Trim Rings, part # RP58458. For just one ring and replacement hardware and puck, we have Puck Service Kit # 58253.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F250 Short Bed with Elite Rails
  • Sounds like you have the Reese Underbed Elite Rail Kit part # RP30073 installed in the bed of your 2005 Ford F250 short bed. The correct slider hitch you would want would be the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # RP30144.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty with Western Hauler Bed and Air Ride
  • Since your 2008 Ford F-550 is a medium duty truck there are no custom underbed installation kits that will fit. You would have to have a custom installation performed by a qualified fabricator. These means that one of the other kits, such as # RP30073, would have to be modified which will void the warranty. A better option is to use the Reese low-profile hitch # RP30054. This hitch will also require a custom installation but you would not have to worry about voiding any warranties because...
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  • How to Measure If Ranch Hitch 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # AM3100, Will Fit on 2009 Ford F250
  • To determine the offset needed on your 2009 Ford F-250 short bed, you need to take the width of your trailer and divide by two. Then measure from the gooseneck hitch ball in the truck to the back of the truck cab. That dimension should be 4 inches more than your first measurement for correct clearance. For example, if your trailer measures 96 inches wide, take half (48 inches), then add 4 inches (52 inches). So if the measurement from the gooseneck hitch ball in the truck to the back...
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  • Do Reese Elite Pucks Stick Up Above Truck Bed
  • When installed the Reese Elite Rail Kit part # RP30073 will have pucks that stick up about 1/2 an inch. You installed your correctly based on what you said. I attached a picture that shows how tall the pucks would be in the bed of your truck. We do not offer low profile pucks.
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  • Reese Signature Series 18K Fifth Wheel Hitch has 1/2 Inch of Movement at Pivot Pin
  • You may need to go back and check that all of the nuts and bolts on the head are properly torqued down. Considering the amount of forces involved it is only a matter of time before something needs to be tightened down again. It could also be that there has always been movement but over time the hitch has lost lubrication and needs to be re-lubricated. You can follow the maintenance and before each trip sections of the linked instructions for that. The instructions are on the Elite Series...
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  • Recommendation for Installation Kit to Install Reese 18K Signature Series Hitch on 2000 Ford F-250SD
  • To install a 18K Reese Signature Series hitch in your 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Long Bed you will need to use the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30073. This kit includes the custom designed mounting brackets that mount to the outside of your vehicles frame rails and the under bed crossmembers that sit along the top of the frame rails. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Reese installation kit. If you are needing a fifth wheel wiring...
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  • Can 18K Reese Signature Hitch be Replaced With 24K Reese Signature Hitch on 2008 Ford F-450
  • Reese does not produce the Signature Series line of hitches anymore. They have been replaced with the Elite Series line of hitches. The new Reese hitch is the Reese Elite Series 25K Hitch, part # RP30143. It is rated for a gross towing weight capacity of 25,000 lbs. It also shows to use the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP30073, on your 2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty. I spoke with my contact at Reese and he said the # RP30073 kit is rated for what ever the towing capacity of...
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  • Reese Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches on a 2004
  • The Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter you mentioned, part # RP30156 is compatible with the Elite Series # RP30073 Underbed Rail Kit you have installed on your truck. It would certainly allow you to install the Reese # RP30051 sliding 5th wheel hitch you referenced. If you click the link I provided, you can see exactly how the # RP30156 adapter works.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2006 Ford F-250 Crew Cab with an 8 Foot Bed
  • You can use part number 30032 (15K fifth wheel hitch) as long as you have the base rails like the Reese custom base rail kit # RP50082-58. This fifth wheel hitch is now obsolete but if you happened to locate one you can still use it with this setup. You will also want to get a fifth wheel/gooseneck wiring harness with 7-pole plug # 50-97-410 for the back of your truck. The part number 30038 (15K head), and 30072 (18K Signature with slider) you referenced are also obsolete and are not...
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  • Reese Elite Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Super Duty Long Bed
  • The # RP30073 that you referenced is an Elite series rail kit that is confirmed to fit your truck that will work with Elite hitches like the part # # RP30142. For a gooseneck hitch to work with this system you would want the part # RP30845. The Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit # 9465-40 that you referenced is a gooseneck hitch designed to fit older Chevy trucks so it would definitely not work for an Elite fifth wheel hitch in your 2008 Ford truck.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation that Leaves a Clear Bed when Removed in a 2003 Ford F-250
  • I have a great recommendation for you but the B&W Companion set up in your 2003 Ford F-250 is not going to work with a Sidewinder pin box. The reason is that the single attachment point of the Companion in the gooseneck ball hole is not sufficient for the force the Sidewinder will apply to the hitch head and it can end up twisting the hitch in the ball hole mount causing damage. What I recommend is to use Reese under bed installation kit # RP30073 with Elite Series hitch # RP30142. With...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Reese Signature Series Fifth Wheel Hitch in a 2006 Ford F-250
  • He will need both of the products you mentioned to install a Reese Signature Series fifth wheel hitch in the bed of his 2006 Ford F-350. He will need the part # RP30073 for the rail kit and then the adapter part # RP58419 to allow the Signature Series to fit in the newer Elite Series rails.
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  • How to Install Curt E16 Hitch in Bed of 2008 Ford F-350 with Reese Elite Rails
  • The 4 puck fifth wheel rail system you would have on your 2008 Ford F-350 would be the Elite rail kit part # RP30073. To install and use the Curt E16 hitch part # 16516 that you referenced would require the adapter part # RP30156. This will adapt the puck system to a standard fifth wheel rail design which will allow the # 16516 to fit and work well.
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  • Hole Size on Reese Underbed 5th Wheel Install Kit Pucks and 5th Wheel Trailer Wiring 2010 Ford F-250
  • When installing the underbed 5th wheel installation kit # RP30073 the holes for the pucks need to be 2-1/2 inches as indicated in the instructions that I have linked for you. You will need a 2-1/2 inch hole saw to make the cuts. If your 2010 Ford F-250 came with a factory 7-Way trailer connector at the back, you can use gooseneck/fifth wheel wiring harness # 50-97-410, and it will just plug in line with the factory wiring. The wiring harness is 9 feet long so you can install it ahead...
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  • Will Reese Signature Series 18K Hitch fit a 1999 Ford F-350 Crew Cab with 8 Foot Bed
  • Yes, the Reese Elite Series 18K hitch, part # RP30142, will fit your 1999 Ford F-350 8 foot bed. You will need install kit part # RP30073, which are the brackets and rails that install under the bed. I have included a link to the instructions for this kit as well as to a video of this same kit being installed on a 2008 Ford F-250 that should prove to be a helpful guide.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 in Reese Under-Bed Rail Kit # RP30073
  • Great news! I was able to go out to the warehouse and measure the puck mounting points on the B&W Campanion # BWRVK3300. I found that they have the same 13 X 30 inch dimensions that match the puck dimensions on the Reese under-bed rail kit # RP30073 you have on your 2008 Ford F-350. See attached image. This means that yes, the B&W Companion # BWRVK3300 will fit into your Reese Elite Series under-bed rail kit # RP30073 great! I have linked all the above mentioned products to this...
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  • What is the Correct Custom 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2006 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • First, the # 50043 brackets are designed to fit a 1999-2004 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty but not a 2006. For a 2006 Ford F-250 custom 5th wheel installation kit, you will need the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50082-58. The brackets in this kit are designed specifically for your truck so you will not have to drill into the frame to install them. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video showing a typical installation for...
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