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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models.
Video of Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt
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Today were going to cover a frequently asked question on how to cut out a bed liner for a fifth wheel installation. Its pretty easy, well measure for our cross rails just like normal and then well go ahead and mark out our bed liner. Measuring from the edge of the bed of the truck, not the bed liner, but the edge of the bed and measure out. Well go do one side, well go to the other side and make a mark as well. Now those will be the marks thatll align our first rail way. Well make sure that our rail is even from left to right.
Well just use the ribs in the bed liner to align it with and then well just draw a circle all the way around the rails. Then next well go ahead and use the legs of the fifth wheel hitch to place our second rail and now this will put our rail basically in the right stop and well just draw an outline around it as well and then the next step is go ahead and remove the parts for the fifth wheel and remove the bed liner and we can go ahead and cut out what we need. Before we make our cut outs well go ahead and support the bed liner up in the air a little bit with a couple pieces of timber. Well go ahead and drill some pilot holes for a saw were going to use to make the final cut out. So lets take our saw and well trace on the outside of our line and just cut it out.
Alright, and from this point we can go ahead with the fifth wheel install as normal.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (151 Customer Reviews)Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models.
by: gene miller08/21/2014
I ordered this for a ford f150 and laid it out as specified,measurments and then re checked them to be sure of where i had to drill marked all holes as specified in the data information sheet drilled the bed holes and started to install the bolts 2 holes were miss identified and when i went to install the brackets they would not fit in correct position had to reverse the brackets to go inward instead of outward which was a pain inthe a-- to get in and tighten the nuts the 2 rearward bolts are drilled close to the emmison tank and neither one can be torqued let alone to the 85 ft pds trcommended the most rear is directlu above the tank and should be noted in the instructions as you cant see it unless on a hoist this is a saftey hazzard because a drill could go thru it and cause an explosion there should be a specific note to this problem i dare to say who ever wrote these instructions has never attempted to install one of these kits or he would be cusing himself a friend of mine recommended you people service and delivery were good but instructions and installation sucks thank and you have a good day 147975
by: Bob P06/10/2016
Installed these rails with the short bed Reese bracket kit for 2015 or newer f150. Installation went well. Instructions were pretty straight forward but measurements from end of bed were not quite right and put the rails too far forward of the underbed brackets by about 2". I actually measured off the cross rails under the bed of the truck after I had installed the brackets. Helpful hint: after getting a hole drilled on either side of the front rail to secure it to brackets under bed, put the hitch on both rails which will line up the rear rail exactly right then drill the rest of your mounting holes. The included spacers are not quite thick enough and have come out from between the rails and bottom of the bed a few times even after I tightened bolts so much, bed started to bend. Have to find some other Shem's to make it tight enough. I would recommend these rails eventhough it took a little bit to get them in the right location. PS - Be very careful when drilling holes on driver side as you are right over the gas tank. 259709
by: Larry K01/03/2014
The kit arrived very quickly, in fact shipping was moved from "5 to 7 days" to "3 to 5 days"and arrived in 5 day. During Christmas rush this was great, and really appreciated. I ask a technician friend to install it for me. It went together very nicely. I am rating this as EXCELLENT, do to the ease of installation an the escallation of the shipping arrangement. Thank You for a great product and great service. LGK satisfied customer 111867
by: Dave W07/27/2015
I installed the kit on a 1997 Dodge 2500. Everything worked exactly as the instructions indicated for my model. I had an existing gooseneck hitch installed, so I needed to make a few modifications to install this kit, but everything worked great. 214640
The rails are solid and work as expected. Unfortunately it was not clear to me from the description at that "universal" meant that you need to drill through the frame to install and that there was a custom bracket available as an alternative that lines up with existing holes in the frame. While they were very helpful and willing to do a return, the cost of shipping the new product and returning the old made the whole transaction a costly mistake. 106438
by: Cindy B08/11/2016
purchased just the rails for 5th wheel receiver as we bought a used camper and the Reese Easy Loader came with it but owner did not want to remove rails from their truck. Technician was excellent in helping with installation and emailed us directions specific to my truck. Shipping was quick and install went well. We had room to use 12 bolts vs 10 so we did. We did install 1" forward in bed as we had room to do it. Better more forward when hauling. The knurled bolts were too short for our truck bed and we called and let them know. We had our own that were longer so no delay in install. 282744
I ordered this Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for my 5th Wheel Hitch on a Monday afternoon and it was in my home Wednesday afternoon. I received a quick response from etrailer.com that my order was received and shipped. I have not had this quick response or shipping ever when ordering from any other company. The parts were all exactly what I needed and installed with ease. I am excited with how professional etrailer.com was and I "Highly Recommend" this company for your trailer needs. etrailer.com is the first place I will shop for my 5th wheel needs. 163588
by: Ron A.07/28/2014
Very well made product,fast shipping 143151
by: Skip F06/20/2012
I purchased this hitch kit along with a set of mirrors. I was surprised that my shipment was upgraded to a faster arrival date for no additional fee-but then the shipment arrived one day early! Great service from etrailer, thank you. I have audited the parts in the shipment and found them to be all there (and quite strong appearing), but I haven't been able to get to the installation just yet. With included instructions and hardware I expect no problem with the installation. Overall, very happy with the product and the service. 44976
by: Casey M.03/10/2014
Was very impressed with the shipping speed of my rails and hitch. Install was pretty straight forward, the written instructions are not the best but having the video made it go that much quicker. Brake controller, trailer wiring harness, rails and hitch took about 5 hours to install. Will for sure be using eTrailer again for my needs. My only problem was the pro series hitch, I had to open up the metal brace slightly to fit on the sliders. 120070
by: Jerry J.03/11/2011
I placed my order on Sunday, Mar. 6 and within 2 hours had three different confirmation of order emails. Didn't expect any feedback until Monday at the earliest. Received my order in hand Wednesday, Mar 9. Turn around time was great. I haven't had a chance to install yet, but have opened all packaging and everything looks just like it was described. Thank you so much. I will not hesitate to order again from you in the future! 9061
by: Mike w.07/21/2012
Have installed it today. Manual was very vague for ford. The photo on web site is different than product recieved, but with all that it was very easy to install and will find out on Thursday how good it works. I am in need of other products for the camping process and will b dealing with etrailer.com. Will B posting pictures at a further date. If there is a catalog for etrailer.com I would greatly appreciate one being sent to me. 48835
by: Harlan S.01/27/2013
This Universal Rail Kit installed with relative ease and the included instructions were clear and easy to follow. 64241
by: Bob Y>02/02/2011
Best price, prompt response and delivery. Product exactly as described. Fits a great variety of vehicles. Hardware parts application and description could be a little more complete; but, it can all be figured out. I simplified L-bracket attachment to frame by welding them on. Great installation video...if you can find it: http://www.etrailer.com/tv-fifth-wheel-2002-ford-f250-superduty.aspx Thanks! 6552
by: Al G05/26/2013
Follow instruction very easy to install. Works well with my hitch. Took more time reading instruction than installing on truck. Drilling whole in the bed of the truck wanted to make sure I understood what I was doing before drilling. Installed on a 93 Chevy Crew Cab Dually, long bed. Truck sat high enought that I did not have to raise it up or remove the tires whick cut down on the istallation time greatly. 82020
Thanks for the video I am a Tech and have never installed the 30035 kit. I was able to watch the video prior to install and this allowed me to get all the tools together and installed the rails with the hitch 30047 in about 2.5 hours. I think it is a great thing that you post these videos.... The truck I did was a 2007 F350 which was very similar to the 2004 F250 in the video... Thanks. RJ 4850
by: Bruce Anderson06/06/2016
This is a must Have Idem to go alone with hitch I Purchased. it Was So easy to install The Rails and Then The Hitch The Instructions to install this Idem are Very Very !!! easy to Understand and Also cover a wide variety of Trucks . Again Anyone with Right Tools could Install this Product and have 100% Success as I did!!!!! 5 Stars Your Going To Love It !!!!! Bruce Anderson 257909
by: Raymond R.02/17/2011
I got my product twice as quick as I expected thank you that made it possible for me to get the product put in my truck twice as fast. I am looking forward to using your product with my fifthe wheel camper and hitch soon. Thank you for your quick response to my needs I will be telling people about your company and if I need to order anything else similar I will do through you. 7302
by: Randy R.05/29/2014
I have a 1990 Chevy Silverado 3500. The instructions were fine for most of the installation. At least one top bolt location had to be moved to match the frame. Two of the brackets required some cutting of plates on the frame to fit properly. One bracket bolt was a pain to get in because it was right behind the shock tower bracket. 17/32" drill bit was almost impossible to find. 133371
Product arrived a day ahead of scheduled, as most e-trailer orders do. All pieces present and in good condition. The installation videos from e-trailer website were priceless in reducing the time it took to complete install on my truck. Rails are solid and brackets allowed me to mount above overload spring brackets, which was a huge relief. Install went smoothly! 227496
by: Doug C.05/12/2014
My order was recieved on time and in good condition. Installation was a little confusing at first, as this was the first time for me. I returned to your site and watched the videos and read the articles you have posted and found them to be a great help. Should I need to order anything else there is only one place I'll be ordering from and thats etrailer.com 130096
Service was great and friendly. Price was very competitive. However, product information should have advised for special application for my 03 Dodge 3500, rear rail mounting brackets. No big deal, though I figured it out. Reese instructions could more detailed. I installed the hitch myself. All is good. Etrailer, will get more business from me. 156117
by: Andrew R03/16/2013
Received the rails for my Dodge truck and had no problems installing them. The shipping was fast and had to call Support because I needed a new bolt. They took care of me and sent me a new one out next day. That's what I call service. It's good to have a company that still believes in great customer service. Thank you for a great experience. 71142
shipped fast box was torn and just left on front porch but that is not the company's problem it an issue that the delivery company needs to address had to go online to make sure everything was there no packing slip to make sure everything made the trip bit other than the issues with the delivery company. everything they said it would be. 173594
This was the first 5th wheel hitch I've installed and it was Pretty easy and done with in four hours. on my08 F250 I had to switch around the brackets to make it fit just as it said. Only draw back was on the passenger side where it didn't line up just right. Very simple modification and it's in. The video did help as a guide. 21698
by: Karen R03/04/2015
Excellent service.....easy to order online. Prompt response via email confirming order and notification when the items were shipped along with tracking information along with a toll free number to etrailer should we encounter a problem. Additionally, I received an email advising me of their notification of delivery. GREAT job !! 176948
by: Don D03/31/2014
I have purchased from etrailer before and each time I have been extremely satisfied. The latest purchase was for my universal base rails for my fifth wheel. I purchased a newer truck and my old system would not fit the new truck. I received my order on time and in great shape. I will not hesitate to buy again from etrailer. 123072
I'm satisfied with the hitch I bought, I liked the fact that I could type in my truck make and model to find out what hitch I needed.( I have a short bed) It brought up several for me to chose from and in different prices ranges that I could afford.. The product was shipped fast also. Thanks etrailer! 30248
by: Wayne S.12/20/2010
Fast shipment Haven't installed the installation kit yet, have had several questions that I needed answers to before I started. The folks at etrailer answered them in less than 24hrs. They had the fastest shipping, that I've ever had. Will be ordering from them again when I need parts. Thanks, Wayne 4400
by: Eric S.12/21/2012
Was not too bad to install. Would have been easier if I had the brackets welded to frame rather than drill and bolt. Just remember to put brakets, that are just setting on the frame, in a safe place when you have to drive off during instalation. Those brackets are hard to find along side the road. 61842
by: Paul R.12/31/2010
Reese 5th wheel hitch bed rails I have bought a couple of items from etrailer over the last year. Their shipping is very fast and I have found their products to be just as advertised. Good brand name products (like the Reese universal base rails) at great prices. Why go anywhere else? 4863
by: Preston A.07/12/2011
Everything was received on time and in expected shape. I really like how I am able to know the status of my order at any time. Also, be able to read the instruction in advance so I am ready to install when the item arrives. The video was especially helpful. Thank you etrailer.com. 19301
by: Tim from Central Pa.02/26/2015
I called to order base rails for my pick up and talked to Michelle, very helpful knew the product line had my order completed and processed within minutes and totally exceeded my expectations on delivery. 8 had my rails 8 2 days Thank you for the great service and price Tim Thank 176259
by: Dale N05/06/2015
Great Product Wasn't sure if it would fit my 2015 GMC Talked with Nicole R she got back to me right away told me she talked with the manufacture and they assured her it would fit got the hitch 3days later and had installed it myself in 2 hrs. I will recommend etrailer to anyone. 190791
by: Todd L04/20/2012
50066 2012 2500 Silverado Nice, Quick ship, Nice to Deal with! Great Deal 37894
by: Donna C05/05/2012
First I'd like to say the that Free Shipping was a plus to our ordering from your company! Ordered on Saturday, received on Thursday, wonderful! It has not been put together yet (that will be later today) but as far as we see, all parts are here! Thanks for everything. 39474
The item was shipped quick. It was ordered on a Monday and recieved it on Friday. Well packed with no missing parts. Very good installation instructions allowed me to install the unit in about 2.5 hours. Very happy with the entire order. Using Paypal is a big plus! 41080
by: larry christopher04/23/2012
very good product, just as I expected. these rails replaced existing rails that were worn. the ONLY disappointing thing was when I flipped them over there was the dreaded "made in china". they are very good quality but I wish they would manufacture them here. 38110
by: Steve c02/03/2016
Arrived quickly and had to reread instructions a few times. But didn't have a 17/32" drill bit and had trouble finding one locally. So had to order one online so still have completed installing. However am quite confident it will work great once installed. 236906
by: Jeff F.04/17/2015
Product arrived sooner than expected even after a last minute change to my order. Thank you Julie H with your assistance in adjusting my order and confirming that I ordered the correct base rail kit. Product installed in about 3 hours with no problem. 185554
by: Jack McGrath04/05/2012
Your shipping of both orders was very fast and everything I ordered came in great shape. I had someone else with more knowledge install all the 5th wheel trailer hitch, wiring, and brake assembly on my truck. Thank you for the quick excellent service. 36260
Just as before. 1 issue. they packaged the 5th wheel hitch install kit above my brake controller. The brake controller box was CRUSHED but the unit was fine. Please make sure this does not happen again. My first order was packaged perfectly. 195205
I talked with etrailer over the phone to order new bed rails for my new 5th wheel camper. I found them to be very helpful, they had them to me in two days, and shipped them for free! Definitely would recommend these guys! Thanks 269418
by: Eric N05/27/2014
I'm very pleased with the product, shipping was fast and free. I installed it the same day it came in and was pulling my camper the next day I'm very pleased thank you etrailer i will be doing more business with you thank u again 132451
I have installed 5 sets of these for myself and friends. they are pretty easy to install and are worth it, E-trailer is the cheapest place I have found these rails. 66409
by: 546 cowboy05/31/2015
The product 30035 Reese Rail Kit was received in a timely manner and in perfect condition. Free shipping is another benefit. Service from ETrailer is excellent. I give them a five star rating. Thanks 198999
by: Fred Y.03/31/2012
I received my order in better time than I expected. Everything was there and in good condition. I have always been pleased with the service I get with etrailer and will send pictures after installation. 35720
I want to thank you for the excellent service. Received hitch in two days. Couldn't believe how well you take care of your customers, unheard of in todays market. My husband and I thank you again. 51347
by: Don S.06/09/2014
I bought a used Reese 5th wheel hitch without rails. I purchased this universal 10 bolt rails and installation kit. It was delivered in a timely manner and fit on my 2002 Ford F250 like a glove. 134752
Product was easy to install and looks great. All parts were shipped in one box. Only had one issue with one of the bolts. Everything else was good. Would recommend etrailer for you trailer needs. 178638
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