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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for the 2012 2500 by Ram

Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

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Code:   RP30074

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Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 2012 2500 by Ram

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 Ram 2500 frame rails
    • Crossmembers sit along top of Ram 2500 frame rails, beneath bed
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Rails and installation hardware included
  • Made in USA


Specs:

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


30074 Reese Elite Series, Signature Series Underbed Rail Kit



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


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Video fifth wheel install dodge ram 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Series Mega Cab

Video Transcript for Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Series Mega Cab

Today on this 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Series Mega Cab we will be installing the signature series rail kit part number 30074. The first thing we want to do in preparation to installing our cross members under the bed is to remove our spare tire and get it out of the way so we have some more working room. The cross members we are going to be installing are going to be sitting in between the two hat channels right above the exhaust and over top of the gas tank as well. On standard models you can follow the directions to fit the cross members in from underneath the bed and just manipulate them into position. However on this mega cab model the spacing is not there for us to do that so what I am going to do is loosen up the bed and slide the cross members in from the outside of the frame directly across over the top. 00:48

There are four bolts per side that are holding the bed to the frame rail. We are going to remove the two rear most bolts and just simply loosen the two forward ones so that the bed does not shift on us. With the bed loosened up we can slide our cross members into place. I am going to run the bolts in and out of the weld nuts in the side before we go ahead and do that just to make sure that they are cleaned out to make it easier to get the bolts in place. What I have done is put a block of wood here over one of the hat channels that is going to help hold the bed up while I slide my cross members through. When sliding the cross members into place we want to make sure that we have the welded plate facing towards the bottom that is going to be making contact with the frame. Next we can loosely install our frame brackets to the cross members. We are going to be using the 5/ 8 by 1- 1/ 2 inch bolts along with a lock washer and flat washer. 01:40

At this time we need to determine if we are going to be using the clamp on application for our side brackets or if we are going to be using the drilled holes where it mounts directly to the frame. For this installation we are going to be using the clamps so we need to put our clamps into place. The forward clamp that we are going to be using has the square holes in it and you see we have got one at the top and two holes at the bottom. The 1500 series will be using the top hole. The 2500 and 3500 series will use the bottom hole. That is going to align from the inside of the frame with the holes here and the bracket. Attaching to those we are going to be using the long carriage bolts and tube spacers as well. We are going to go above and below the frame. For this forward bracket we are going to be using the zinc colored tube spacers. For the rear clamp we are going to be using this one here. That is going to be attaching to this hole and it is going to go diagonally and attach to these holes as well. We are going to be using the bottom set of holes for our application. For this one we are going to be using the same carriage bolts but we are going to be using the gold colored tube spacers. At this position we are going to need to put a spacer in. This is going to need to go in between the frame bracket and the frame itself. We are going to install those now. Make sure when installing the brackets and carriage bolts that we flush against the frame. Make sure we are not pinching the wiring harnesses or the brake lines. 03:11

At the top of the bracket you will notice that it has got round holes opposed to the square holes for the carriage bolt so at this location you are going to need to add a one by two inch block. We do not want to forget to put the spacer at this location in between the frame and the bracket. We want to attach those carriage bolts to the brackets using the conical tooth washer and hex nut. Then we just want to repeat that procedure for the passenger side as well. With both frame brackets on each side we can go ahead and start tightening the bolts down so we do want to make sure that the frame brackets are sitting square evenly on both sides. With the brackets tightened down we are next going to go ahead and use the pointed bolt that is provided with the installation kit and mark out our holes that are going to need to be drilled for our puck system. Before we do that we want to remove the spacers in between the bed and the frame and also put the bed bolts back in. To mark the holes in the bed take the pointed bolt and run it into the threads in the cross members here. When we tighten that down the pointed end will make it dimple inside the bed. Note that the upper driver side hole is right above the gas tank so we will not be able to get our pointed bolt in there. Once we get the other three marked out we will take some measurements and that will tell us where to drill the hole for that location. 04:48

Now that we have used the pointed bolt we can go back inside the bed here and find the dimples that we made. On this particular vehicle they are kind of hard to see because we do have a spray in bed liner but they are sitting on the inside of this corrugation. To make sure you are finding the correct one they will be 13 inches apart. We will find the one on the driver side as well and measure out 13 inches. With those located we want to remove the bolts that are holding the frame brackets to the cross members. Just slide the cross members out of the way a little bit so when we drill our holes through the bed we do not hit the cross members and the scar those up. With the holes cut we want to take our cross members and slide them back into position both into the frame brackets and hand tighten them. We will come back inside the bed here and install our pucks. The pucks are going to sit into the cross members. The bottom will fit right in the groove in the cross member. We want to make sure we put our trim ring over top of the puck before we it. Take our button headed screw along with the lock washer and that through the hole in the puck down and thread it into the cross member and tighten those down. Continue that for all four of them and come back through and start the torquing process. Start torquing with these pucks first. Go back under the bed to first torque the cross members to the frame brackets and finally torque the frame brackets to the frame. You may notice that when you go to torque the cross members to the frame brackets that you have some interference from the overhang on the bed itself. If that is the case you may need to cut out a section to give you enough clearance to get to the bolt heads to torque them down. You can possibly move the pucks and lift the bed back up out of your way. With all of the bolts torqued down our installation is completed. Make sure that if you removed any wiring harnesses from the frame rail that you tie those back up into place and if you removed any brake lines, the same thing there. Also make sure to put the spare tire back up into position. That will conclude the installation of the signature series rail kit part number 30074.


Customer Reviews

Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP30074

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.6 out of 5 stars   (19 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.


- RP30074

ratingratingratingratingrating by: John S05/16/2013

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This is the second truck using the Signature Series Fifth wheel hitch. Had a Ram 05 2500 SLT, now installing on Ram 2012 Big Horn 3500 (not dually). both beds are long box. First time on the 05 took less the 4 hrs. Pretty simple, directions were good. This time not so smooth. Don't have the MEGA Cab but after wasting too much time trying to insert the rails(which I did on the first truck), just decided to follow the MEGA option and raise the truck bed. Also needed to remove the fender well cover on Driver side to access the area. Once I did this went pretty smooth. One ground lug had to be relocated which fell right in the middle of the plate on driver's side. Exhaust is always in the way for what you are about to do. Good idea to run all bolts into rails to clean out threads before install, especially the pointed locator bolt supplied. Also removed the spare tire and heat shield. Just do it, you will be thankful for the extra space. 80580






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick Z.11/21/2011

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This is an excellent product, all parts were correct. The install was challenging but was accomplished in the freezing cold of my driveway and it was the first fifth wheel hitch I ever installed thanks to the etrailer videos and instructions from the manufacturer's website. 27276






- RP30074

ratingratingratingratingrating by: James03/01/2013

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this is the only way to go this is the third one I have installed, and alos etrailer has the best price. 68342




Reviews for other Elite Series Under-Bed Rails and Installation Kit :

- RP30082

ratingratingratingratingrating by: James B.10/24/2012

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Great product quality, instructions, easy to install. The service was fantastic and item was shipped an received within 1 week and I was also reasonably priced. Thank you e-trailer. 58035





Comments

Love them. No problems at all, work great. Thank you.

James B. - 05/16/2014

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- RP30868

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Spence03/23/2012

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This is a well made and engineered product. I really like how tight and rattle free the hitch is. Setup takes some time to get it just right, but worth the time. The down side is changes made to the kit in the past year or two. The instructions now state to drill some very oversized holes in the bed based off measurements. I find this method to be sloppy. The first kit I used included a pointed bolt. This bolt was installed from under the vehicle and tightened from the bottom to make a mark in the bed of the truck. This made drilling far more accurate and the holes in the bed could be much smaller. I will use this method over the new method. The results are a cleaner and more precise installation. 34881






- RP30126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug L.08/22/2011

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Went in very easily in a 2011 super duty long bed - by myself, installation took about five hours for hitch rails and in-bed 7 pin connector that came as a kit with 18K head, but i was moving slowly. Head unit came pre-assembled. The rails themselves are very heavy, much heavier than my old above bed rails - I have no doubt this will last forever. It'll be nice to have the whole bed of my truck without rails in the way - there is absolutely nothing that rises above the bed floor. 22506






- RP30126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ed S.07/22/2012

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First, your customer service rep was the best. She was extremely helpful and very pleasant. Secondly, the hitch shipped so fast (we were in a hurry for it) so that was very wonderful! We installed the product the same night as we received it, the instruction were very straight forward and made installation easy. And we're now ready to pick up our new fifth wheel. Thanks again for all of your help! These comments also apply to product RP30142 the fifth wheel hitch with wiring harness. 48892






- RP30073

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael T03/12/2013

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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






- RP30126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wendell R.03/01/2014

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Customer service was excellent. Product was back ordered, but etrailer kept me up to date on the progress and expected shipment date. Package arrive in great condition. Instructions were easy to follow and installation time was about four hours. Removing spare tire makes the installation much easier. 118114






- RP30067

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike01/09/2013

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I'm a first time buyer with E trailer ,the customer service was excellent. there pricing is excellent,deliverey was sooner than expected,I will deal with this company again in the future. Very Pleased !!!!! 62631






- RP30067

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hank D01/23/2012

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Installation was straightforward. Getting the bars above the exhaust system was a challenge, but fit nicely when we got some leverage on the exhaust. 2 person job. Product fit well. 30186






- RP30082

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Craig R06/25/2012

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Perfect fit on my 2005 chevy 2500HD. easy installation, 2 people recomended. Very well built, and no drilling in the frame. Would highly recomend. 45492






- RP30868

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jack S.06/11/2014

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Hitch arrived on time and was completed. Installed 5th wheel today. Everything fit perfectly and am well pleased. 135057






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dawson Kinchen06/04/2012

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Wish there was better way to do holes in bed of truck, but we did get it. Thanks 42590






- RP30126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Anthony H05/25/2011

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Product installed exactly as described in the instructions without any problems. 15339






- RP30061

ratingratingratingratingrating by: burrel hatt07/10/2012

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easy to install left plastic bed liner in with out a problem 47341






- RP30868

ratingratingratingratingrating by: C J02/01/2011

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Fit perfect, Great Product. Took 2 1/2 hrs to install. 6483






- RP30868

ratingratingratingratingrating by: chris03/07/2011

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fast delivery and great product 8671






- RP30126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ricky W03/21/2012

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Excellent product 34595




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Expert Answers about Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP30074                                           Do you have a question about this Fifth Wheel Installation Kit?


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  • Yes, you would need to get a Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - 25,000 lbs, part # RP30143, and a Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # RP30074. This is the same style hitch you are referring to that the new Ford trucks have that utilizes a puck system that allows for quick and simple hitch removal. You will need to remove two 4 inch by 19 inch sections of your bed liner in order to complete...
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  • For a 5th wheel trailer hitch that will fit in below the bed rails I recommend the Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30142. This hitch has an 18k capacity and fits in the below the bed rails which will leave the truck bed fully accessible just like you want. The installation kit is # RP30074. I have included some links to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. This hitch also comes with an in-bed wiring harness. I have included an additional link...
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  • What is the Difference Between Signature Series Install Kits 30074 and 30067
  • The Signature Series Reese hitches are indeed the puck systems. Both installation kits, part # 30067 and part # 30074, will fit your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The 30067 will require drilling the truck frame. The 30074 is a custom designed install kit that will bolt to existing mount locations and clamps around the frame so that no drilling is necessary. This reduces install time and some people do not want to add any holes to their truck frame. Most of our customers choose the custom...
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  • The Valley Custom Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets, part # V55340R, will fit your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed. This kit is an above bed installation kit. I am including a link to the installation instructions for you. If the Husky/Valley 20K fifth wheel hitch that you have requires the under bed mounting system (UBS), you will not be able to use the hitch as there is no Valley UBS system for your truck. You can also use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails...
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  • Which Elite Series 5th Wheel Install Kit for 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab
  • For the Crew Cab model, you will want to use the RP30074 install kit. According to our friends at Reese, the RP30067 is for non-crew cab models. The RP30074 is a no-drill application that will use existing holes in the truck frame, making the installation easier. I have linked you to the installation details, as well as an install video that you might find helpful.
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  • What Installation Kit Is Needed To Install Reese Elite Hitch # RP30142 On A 2011 Dodge Ram 3500
  • To install The Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - 18,000 lbs, part # RP30142, on your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 4wd you will need the 8 foot bed and the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30074. This is a custom install kit that uses under bed rails and allows complete access to the truck bed when the hitch is removed. The 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 4wd also would have used the Reese installation kit # RP30074 when using the Reese Elite fifth wheel hitch...
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  • Mounting a Fifth Wheel Hitch in a Service Body for Simple Off-Road Moves
  • By the term, service body, do you mean a Cab & Chassis pick-up truck with tool box bed on the back? If so, you will not be able to install a fifth wheel hitch in the bed of the pickup due to the decreased width of the inside of the bed and the increased height of the bed sides, from the toolboxes.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • If your 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 has the 6 foot bed, there is an installation kit and hitch that will allow you to remove the hitch and have complete access to the truck bed with no rails to get in the way. You would use the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, # RP30074. I have included a link to the installation details and a video showing a typical installation for you to view. With this installation kit, the only 5th wheel trailer hitch you can use is the Reese Elite Series Slider, #...
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  • Which Underbed 5th Wheel Rail System and Adapter to Install AirSafe 20K Hitch in 2009 Dodge Ram 2500
  • You are correct that you will need an under-bed rail system and adapter to install an AirSafe 20K 5th wheel hitch in your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab. You can use the Reese Under-bed Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP30074, which is rated at 18,000 pounds. Hardware is included. I have included a video link for this part showing installation in a 2009 Ram. The under-bed rail adapter you can use is part # RP30156. I spoke to a representative at AirSafe and he confirmed that...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Towing Fuzion 393 Toy Hauler
  • First of all, you will want to choose a hitch that has a towing capacity that exceeds the weight of your trailer. A Hitch with an 18K capacity should meet your needs with no problem. The next thing to consider is mounting options. The standard method of having the fifth wheel hitch attach to permanently mounted rails in the truck bed works great, but some people find that the rails interfere with using the bed once the hitch is removed. The Elite Series Fifth Wheel Hitches use a unique...
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  • Correct Front To Rear Location of Hitch Rails For Reese Fifth Wheel Kit, # 30074, On 2004 Dodge Ram
  • There are no fore and aft measurements available. The actual location of the hitch rails over the axle is determined by when the hitch rails are connected to the hitch frame brackets under the truck and installed to the frame by drilling or Clamp-on brackets. On the 2004 Dodge Ram the location of the hitch rails is between the two truck cross members that are right above the exhaust and over the gas tank. The hitch rails are slid up on top of the truck frame rails under the truck...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Comparison for 2008 Dodge 2500 SB
  • It looks like we have two good options for you, the Reese 20K, part # RP30083, RP50140-58 and the Reese 18K, part # RP30144, RP30074. The Reese 20K has a GTW of 20000 lbs with a 12 inch slide adjustment to allow you to make 90 degree turns with a short bed truck, however this product uses above bed rails that may interfere with full utilization of the truck bed when not towing. The Reese Elite Series 18K hitch has a GTW of 18000 lbs with a 10 inch slide adjustment and uses an under-bed...
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  • Reese Under-Bed Installation Kit and Fifth Wheel Recommendation for 2012 Dodge Ram Power Wagon
  • There are two under bed installation kits available for your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon. The choices are either the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Under Bed Kit # RP30852 or the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Under Bed Kit # RP30074. Both kits have a wide platform that ensures hitch stability, use the Power Puck system, are black powder coated steel that resists corrosion and are made in the USA. Advantages to the Elite Series Gooseneck # RP30852 is that this gives...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Do you mean a Reese Elite Series or Signature Series hitch like # RP30144? If so you would use installation kit # RP30074 or # RP30067. If it is a hitch that fits in above the bed rails you would need a different installation kit. For a custom above the bed kit you can use # RP50140-58. Custom kits require less time to install and require less drilling than universal kits. I have linked a video showing a typical installation and the instructions for this kit.
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  • Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Underbed Install Kit for a 2011 Dodge Ram Crew Cab
  • On a 2011 Dodge Ram short or long bed you will want to use # RP30074 since you have a crew cab model. The RP30067 will not fit crew cab models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for RP30074 and a link to a video showing a typical installation. With this installation kit, you can use a Reese Elite Series hitch, # RP30142 for an 18K fixed or # RP30144 for an 18K slider (use the slider for the short bed). Or, you can use an adapter, # RP30156, and use a fixed or slider...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2008 Dodge 2500 4x4
  • Yes, we have a Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider for the 2008 Dodge 2500 Pickup. Since you are asking about a slider I assume you have the 6 foot bed and have provided a link below to our page with those hitches on it. If you have a truck with a bed shorter than 6 feet you will need a standard fifth wheel hitch and a Sidewinder to be able to pull a fifth wheel trailer and maneuver without having contact issues between the cab and the trailer loft. I have also provided a link to our...
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  • Is a Reese Under-Bed 5th Wheel Hitch Available For My 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab with a 6ft Bed
  • I contacted our representative at Reese about an under-bed fifth-wheel hitch for your 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab. The representative informed me that the installation kit # RP30067 that you selected will not fit the Crew Cab or Mega Cab models. I would recommend the Reese installation kit # RP30074, which will work with the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch, part # RP30144. I have linked instructions and a video installation of the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30074....
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  • Comparing Reese Underbed 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The difference between the 5th wheel installation kits # RP30852 and # RP30074 is what they fit. Kit # RP30852 is designed for 2010 to current Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 series. Kit # RP30074 was originally designed for the Signature Series hitches and it fits various Ram models going back to 2002. There is also a capacity difference. Kit # RP30852 is rated for 25,000 pounds while # RP30074 is rated for 18,000 pounds. However, you should always go by what the truck is rated for as stated...
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  • Under-Bed Rail Kit to Install Reese 24K Signature Series Hitch on 2003 Dodge Ram 3500
  • It sounds like you have either a Reese Elite Series or Signature Series 5th Wheel hitch. If this is the case, the Reese # RP30074 Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit would be the correct kit for your truck. If you do not already have a 7-way trailer connector installed in the bed of your truck, you can install one using part # 51-97-411. I have linked you to some installation videos that you might find helpful.
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  • Reese Signature Series 5th Wheel Install Kit Fits Elite Series Install Kit for 2012 Dodge 3500
  • The Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30074 would be considered a fit for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 with both an 8 ft bed and 6 ft bed. The Signature Series was the predecessor to the Elite Series. For the truck that you have and the ones that you are considering the Elite Series and Signature Series are compatible products and there is no need for any adapters. Please keep in mind that the bed size is the determining factor for the...
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  • Will a Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in a Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Installation Kit
  • Reese under-bed installation kit # RP30074 will only accept the Reese Elite Series of 5th wheel trailer hitches like # RP30142. These hitches fit in the 4 pucks in the truck bed. The feet have a handle that you will turn at each foot to secure the hitch in the pucks. In order to use a 5th wheel trailer hitch that normally fits in above the bed rails with the Elite system, you would have to use an adapter, # RP30156. For a standard 5th wheel installation kit with above the bed rails...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel
  • An awesome truck like your 2012 Ram 3500 deserves an equally awesome trailer hitch. What I recommend is the Reese Elite Series installation kit and 5th wheel hitch. The kit is # RP30074 and the benefit is that most of the kit will be below the truck bed so when the hitch is not being used you still have the complete use of the bed. For a hitch take a look at the Reese Elite Series 18K # RP30142. The hitch is rated higher than the stated capacity of the truck as you have indicated so...
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  • Can a Regular 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Used with the Reese Elite Install Kit on a 2008 Dodge Ram
  • There are 2 different Reese Underbed 5th wheel isntallation kits for the 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed. First, we have # RP30074 and it will fit trucks with or without overload springs AND mega cab models. Second, we have # RP30067 and it also fits trucks with or without overload springs BUT does NOT fit mega cab models. The best bet is to go with # RP30074. I have included a link to the installation details for you and a link to a video showing a typical installation. The Elite series,...
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  • Elite Series 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The good news is that we have a couple of Signature Series installation kits available for the 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. But you will not be able to use the same brackets as the Ford and Dodge brackets, because they are shaped differently. On your 2003 Dodge Ram 3500, use Signature Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation Kit, # 30067 (requires drilling) or Signature Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation Kit, # 30074 (clamp-on). I have included installation instructions for each kit below. I...
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  • Below the Bed Rails 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Towing a Toy Hauler
  • For an below the bed puck system I recommend using the Reese # RP30074, in conjunction with the # R30144 5th wheel head. Please note that the under bed puck system is limited to 18,000 pounds and looking at the dry weight and cargo capacity of your 5th wheel this might not be rated high enough for you depending on your needs. One nice benefit to this system is that the 5th wheel relocation wiring is supplied with this kit. If you choose another option but still need a wiring relocation...
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  • 4-Bolt 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8 Foot Bed
  • It sounds like either the previous owner used a 4-bolt universal above the bed kit or you have an underbed mounting system. If the holes are small and the rails were above the bed when they were installed it may have been the universal 4-bolt kit like # RP30095. If the holes are large and have pucks in them then it may be fitting with Elite Series mounting kit # RP30074 or a similar kit such as a Valley UBS system. I have included links to the instructions for each kit so it should...
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  • Under-bed Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit and Sidewinder Recommendations for a 2007 Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • You are correct that the Reese Under-Bed Rail installation kit # RP30074 is confirmed as a fit for your truck. I have included an installation video of this Under-Bed Rail system installed on truck very similar to your. Since you do have a short bed truck, you will need either a sliding hitch or a Sidewinder for sharp cornering and maneuvering. I have included some informational articles about both sliding 5th wheel hitches and sidewinders for your reference. It would work great...
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  • Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2010 Ram 2500 Crew Cab Short Bed
  • For your 2010 Ram 2500 short bed you will need underbed installation kit # RP30074. This installation kit is compatible with Reese Elite Series hitches. Since you have a short bed you will need to use a slider, # RP30144. I have linked and a video and the isntructions for the installation kit for you.
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 3500 with 6 ft Bed
  • For an underbed fifth wheel rail kit you would want the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30074, this rail kit has a 18k capacity. Because a towing setup is only as strong as it's weakest component 18k would be the most you could tow with this setup. The highest rated slider hitch available for this rail kit would be the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider,# RP30144. This hitch has an 18k rating
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  • Recommendation of a 5th Wheel Hitch on 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Short Bed
  • I would recommend one of two options. The first option is if you have the standard short bed truck that is just over 6 feet long. The second option is for trucks with a bed shorter than 6 feet and requires the use of a Sidewinder (see link). Option one is the 20K Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch with Round Tube Slider, item # RP30083 and the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Dodge Ram Pickups, item # RP50140-58. I like the round tube slider over the...
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