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Fifth Wheel Hitch > 1997 > GMC > C/K Series Pickup

Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for the GMC C/K Series Pickup, 1997

Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

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Code:   RP30035



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Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt - GMC C/K Series Pickup, 1997

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.


  • Base rails provide necessary attachment points for 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Universal brackets fit most applications
    • Adapter brackets can be used to ease installation on certain GMC C/K Series Pickups
  • Kit includes rails, brackets and hardware
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
    • Works with RBW Li'l Rocker Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch
    • Will not fit Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 10-Year limited warranty

30035 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Bracket Kit - 10 Bolt Design

Replaces 6005

Video of Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit RP30035 Review

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20660Order #TC0797112522 Today we'll be reviewing part number RP30035. This is the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. It is going to be a 10 bolt design. The base rails are going to provide necessary attachment points for your 5th wheel trailer hitch. The universal brackets are designed so that they fit most applications, and then the adapter brackets can be used to ease installation on certain vehicles. The kit's going to include both rails, four brackets, two larger ones with more mounting options, and then the two smaller ones, and it's going to include all the hardware that you need, all the instructions, and the fish wire that you just thread onto the end of the bolt, and you can bring it through the appropriate hole as needed. It makes it a little bit easier to get the bolts in the right place. Some compatible hitches are going to be Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky.

This does work with RBW Li'l Rocker Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch. It will not fit the Reese Elite Series Signature Series or Valley UBS hitches. It's made from a nice solid steel construction with a nice black powder coated finish on it, so it is going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. That's going to do it for today's review of part number RP30035. This is the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. .

Customer Reviews

Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt - RP30035

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (81 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.

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian11/05/2013

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


Im planing to buy the same rails for my dodge diesel 2005 full box but do not want to make the same mistake so what kind of bracket and are they a must or makes it safer? thanks

comment by: Sid - 12/31/2013


The brackets are not necessarily safer, but they are easier to install. They require less, and in some cases, no drilling through the frame in order to install. For a 2005 Ram 2500 with 8 foot bed, you would use part RP50140-58. This kit includes the custom fit brackets that attach to the frame as well as the rails that sit in the bed of the truck where the fifth wheel secures. No matter what, you will need to drill through the bed on any of these kits. I have also included a link to a video of this kit being installed on a 2006 Ram.

Patrick B - 1/3/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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 Will B posting pictures at a further date. If there is a catalog for I would greatly appreciate one being sent to me. 48835

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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


Where can I get instructions on how to install the rp30035 on my 2008 chevy Silverado one ton dually, 8 foot bed.

comment by: Karl B - 12/23/2013


You can find the instructions on our website, right here on the product page. Look for the "Installation Details" link closer to the top of the page.

Patrick B - 12/26/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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: Thanks! 6552

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: RJ12/31/2010

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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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 130096

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Reggie10/16/2014

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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom08/12/2011

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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CJ01/24/2012

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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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 19301

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd L04/20/2012

50066 2012 2500 Silverado Nice, Quick ship, Nice to Deal with! Great Deal 37894

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger05/21/2012

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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff02/15/2013

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


What are the measurements for a 6 bed?

comment by: Mike B - 03/30/2013


That depends on the truck. Check the instructions linked on the page and they will include information for various year, make and models.

Patrick B - 4/17/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Debra08/11/2012

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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave Deters03/12/2012

The rails arrived within a couple of day's of placing the order. Everything installed as planned. It took me about 4 hours to install the rails. Thanks for the great instuctions to work with. 33689

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ryan B03/25/2014

I was very pleased with the rails I purchased and extremely pleased with the shipping process. I got my order really fast with no extra cost. I would definitely buy again from this company! 122034

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike N.05/07/2014

Very good quality kit. Instructions seem incomplete and poorly written though. Etrailer has a awesome video to help with your install specific to your truck. You need to watch the video!! 129524

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy G04/05/2014

Very fast shipping. Communication through e-mails made tracking my order very easy. Product was exactly as advertised. I will/would recommend this web site to family and friends. 123902

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis S09/26/2011

Product arrived very quickly, instructions were very good and it was about 4hrs from start to finish for installation on my 2002 Ford F250. I would definately recommend you. 24657

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike k01/28/2012

Product was everything I thought it would be , very happy with the product , customer service was excellent and delivery was prompted.I will order from this company again. 30498

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: john 0.01/05/2011

RV equipment Your web page was easy to use. Your product I recieved was high grade. Your service from ordering to recieving the product was quick. Thank, you John O. 5038

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff A.12/12/2012

Packaging had been taped up in several places (I don't know if Etrailer did that). This was purchased as a Christmas gift, so I won't know if any parts are missing. 61227

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles W03/02/2011

Got the 5th wheel rail kit very quickly. Finally got it installed yesterday. Thank you for shipping so quickly and the product being what it was supposed to be. 8235

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Delbert B.03/31/2014

The product that I ordered was complete. The people there at etrailer were very friendly. Got my order within 3 days. Thank You etrailer. Will order again. 123014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harold B>01/24/2011

Orderd rails for installing a fifth wheel hitch in the bed of my dodge. Recieved them very quickly and got them at a good price and was just what i orderd! 6055

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: john e.11/19/2012

product was everything i expected customer service was great they were very helpful in solving my problems i will order anything else i need from etrailer 59714

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cory D.06/07/2011

Super strong product, easy to install, high quality, great value. Thanks again for making this a bundle product with the slider hitch we purchased! 16285

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David06/06/2011

Excellent delivery and delivery was complete. Install was a full day but nothing wring with product. This company rating is excellent with me. 16222

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: tom w.07/22/2011

ok but wrong parts,also upon delivery there was hole in box. when reading the paper work realized i should have 91 parts and only had 3. 19991

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim H12/21/2011

Have no complaints. Sales and service were great. Delivery was as stated and arrived in good condition. I would use etrailer again. 28471

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry Quick03/30/2012

I ordered this hitch and rails and was very happy with the ease of putting this together, works grat and looks great too. 35590

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  • Availability of a 5th Wheel Install Kit for a RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Hitch in a 2007 Ford F-150
  • You have two options for installing the RBW Lil Rocker in your 2007 Ford F-150 pickup. You can use the Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails, item # RP30035, or the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Brackets - Ford F-150, item # RP50081-58. I would recommend using these install kits with rails. I do not have any information that leads me to believe the rails for the Lil Rocker will work with the Reese install kits. The Lil rocker Hitch will fit in...
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  • Compatibility of Husky Silver Series Fifth Wheel Hitch # HT31318-31325 with Reese Bed Rails
  • The Husky Silver Series # HT31318-31325 hitch is indeed fully compatible with the Reese bed rails used with your existing # RP30035 Reese Universal Install Kit. Your existing bed rails will NOT need to be removed and repositioned. We actually have one of the Husky Silver Series Hitches assembled, and if you look at the photo I have edited for you, you can see the dimensions of the mounting tabs that insert in the bed rails. You can measure the mounting holes in your bed rails to confirm,...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Comparisons for a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The biggest difference between the different Pro-Series hitches that you referenced will be the jaw design and the slider design. The jaw designs range from the economy slide-bar jaw which will make the most noise while towing, the middle of the road standard double jaw which will offer a quieter ride, and finally the premium single-hook jaw that will offer the quietest ride. And then for the slider design there are square tube sliders and round tube sliders. The square-tube sliders...
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  • What Is Difference in Reese Universal Rail Kit # RP30035 & Reese Rail Kit # RP30080 For Ford F-150
  • The Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # RP30035 is a universal rail kit, so it will require more drilling and will take more time to install. The Reese Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # RP30080 is a semi-custom rail kit for the F-150 and will require significantly less time to install on your 2010 Ford F-150. I would recommend part # RP30080 as it is a more direct fit for your 2010 Ford F-150 and...
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  • Installation Instructions For Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch with Slider # PS30129 On 2008 Dodge Ram
  • I am including the installation instructions for the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP30035. This part is the universal base rails and mounting brackets that will be installed on your 2008 Dodge Ram. This part will allow you to attach the fifth wheel slider to your vehicle. Also, I am sending the installation instructions for the Reese Pro Series Fifth Wheel Slider w/ Rollers for 15K and 16K Head, part # RP30092. This part is the slider that the fifth wheel...
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  • Comparison of Fifth Wheel Rails Part # RP58058 and Rails in Install Kit Part # RP30035
  • In short, yes they are the same. Part # RP58058 is just the rails. Part # RP30035 is the same rails and a universal bracket kit for trucks that do not have specific bracket kits. The part you were looking at, part # RP50064-58, is the fifth wheel kit I would recommend for your 2009 GMC Sierra. The custom fit brackets in that kit will significantly reduce install time as they use as many factory drilled holes as possible to reduce the amount of drilling necessary for install. We have...
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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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  • Are the Bolts in the Middle of Rails Needed for Installation of 5th Wheel Rails on a 2011 Chevy 3500
  • The Bolts in the center of both rails were originally added to keep the above bed rails from bowing, especially with a slider hitch. The bolts also help with keeping the hitch from moving in the bed and capacity, so it is a very good idea to have these bolts installed. This is true no matter which installation kit you are using, Universal, item # RP30035, or a custom install kit, item # RP50066-58. I have linked instructions for both of these installation kits for you to review. Both...
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  • Install Kit and Wiring to Install Reese Pro Series Fifth Wheel # PS30094 on 2007 F250 Short Bed
  • Other than the sliding hitch you referenced, part # PS30094, you will need an install kit that includes the rails to attach the hitch to the truck bed and the brackets that attach the rails to the truck frame. There are two different kits that will work with your F250, a universal kit, part # RP30035 and a custom kit, part # RP50082-58. I would recommend the custom kit, as it will cut your install time by 50 percent. You will also need a trailer connector mounted in the truck bed. Typically,...
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  • Measurements For Installing 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit # RP30035, 2009 Ford F-150
  • From the rear edge of the bed on a 2009 Ford F-150 to the back of the rear rail the distance will be 29-5/16 inches. The center of the hitch pin jaws will be 1-1/2 inches forward of the center of the rear axle when using 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # RP30035. The nearest video we have with this installation kit and a Ford truck is for a 2002 Ford F-250. I have provided a link to the video and a link to the installation instructions for the installation kit for reference.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
  • If you have the universal installation kit will L-shaped brackets, # RP30035, then you can re-use the brackets and rails but will need to replace the hardware with # 58164. The hardware is meant for one-time use only and should not be reused. If you want to go with a custom installation kit I recommend # RP50066-58. The custom kit requires less drilling so it installs faster and easier when compared to the universal kit. Both kits will fit short or long beds. I have linked instructions...
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  • Will Universal Installation Kit RP30035 work on Valley 16K Fifth Wheel with 2004 Chevy 2500 Shortbed
  • While this installation kit will work for your application, let me suggest a custom installation kit, part # RP50064-58. This is a no-drill application and will reduce installation time by 50 percent over the universal kit, RP30035.
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  • Compatibility of 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter on a 2011 Ford F-250 Short Bed and Flagstaff Trailer
  • To determine if the Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, # CAB-C5GX1216, will work with your 2011 Ford F-250 and your 2008 Flagstaff Fifth Wheel Trailer, you will need to measure from the top of your gooseneck ball to the bottom of the pin box. This will tell you what height adapter you will need. The Convert-A-Ball adapter is adjustable from 12 to 16 inches. You should also check that a gooseneck coupler adapter can be used with your fifth wheel trailer. Some manufacturers state...
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