Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Pickup we are going to install part number 50061-6008 from towing products. First thing we need to do is get the truck ready to install the 5 th wheel. Lower the spare tire, also in this case the vehicle has a factory brake controller which you need to take the sensor off the inside of the frame rail and get that out of the way so we can install the hardware.
Now right behind it is the bolt hole that bracket uses so as you take this down. It is actually getting mounted to another bracket which we will put it out of the way for the bolt and the the bolt, bracket, and frame bracket from the hitch will all be bolted together as one unit and we are all done. Next what we are going to do is position our front rail on the bed of the truck. We are going to center it in the bed and then measure it from the rear of the bed towards the front as per the instructions. All right once you have your rail even go ahead and mark the holes using the punch. After every punch go ahead and drill it out with a small dime or drill bit for pilot holes.
We will compare the holes in the bed to the brackets we temporarily put on underneath. On this side, right underneath these two bolts here is the gas tank. What you want to do is out something in between the bed and gas tank so you do not accidentally drill into the gas tank. All right I have got our frame rail here and you can see on the bottom here where we drilled the holes through the bed. Go ahead and raise the frame rails into position and compare it to the holes in the bed. And it looks like we are in good shape. So at the this point we can go ahead and drill our holes in the bed up to the 9/ 16 th size. Next we are going to loosely install our side bracket to the frame and the bolts are going to come from the inside out and we are going to use this bottom hole right here. And again we want to leave this loose so we can match up to the holes we put it the bed. We will go ahead and loosely install our u-bolt. Now there are two holes in the frame you can use either one, whichever one gives you better clearance. The u-bolt sits very close to this part of the wire harness here, what we are going to do is temporarily move that out of the way and then we will probably reattach it to the u-bolt when it is all said and done. And we will do the same thing on the other side of the vehicle.
After we put the u-bolt in on the passenger side we can just snap this back into place into its existing mount and it will be fine just like that. When we get our frame bracket into position we can go ahead and install the 3-1/4 bolt hardware through the bracket for the plug here. Orient it where the wires will not be rubbing against anything else metal like the brake lines here. And lets go ahead and fasten the hardware. All right we will put our rails back into position, we are going to install these blocks with the slots in them underneath, take up any extra slack and we will the the bolts through and go back underneath and install the hardware from the bottom of the brackets. And we will repeat for the other side. Next what we are going to do is go ahead and our 5 th wheel onto the rails that are installed already, and we will put the back rails underneath it which will help square the rails. Once you get the rails underneath there take some time and make sure to square up the front rail, then you should be good to go. Now we will go ahead and do like the front rail we will do the back rail. We will go ahead and mark it, then drill it out.
Now go ahead and put our blocks in. On this side the corrugation is up so we will have to put our blocks in to take up that space. Next we will go ahead and tighten down the bolts that connect the the rails to the frame brackets and we will torque those down as specified in the instructions. Now we can start tightening down the frame brackets to the frame. You want to hand tighten the u-bolts first then torque them down as specified in the instructions. Now I will fasten the big 3-1/4 inch bolt that will attach the frame bracket to the frame. We will tighten it down and torque it as specified in the instructions. And that finishes it for part number 50061-6008 from Towing Products.
Today on this 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed, well be installing the Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch, part number PS30094, along with the mounting rail kit part number RP50064-58. We've already gone ahead and remove the rear wheels and lower the spare tire. This will make installing our side brackets much easier as we get to that point. Our first step for the install is going to be measuring from the rear edge of the bed to the rear edge of our front rail. We'll want a total 47-1/2 inches. Let's go ahead and do that now.
Today we are installing fifth wheel part number RP50064-58 on a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. This is a fifth wheel install kit with the rails. The first thing we need to do is get the truck ready. We need to lower the spare tire because we will need access underneath the vehicle. Also, remove the rear wheels as well. You do not have to remove the rear wheels, but by doing so it will make it a lot easier to get to the side of the frame for attachment points. We are underneath the truck, the first thing we are going to do is lower the exhaust. Remove the rubber hanger towards the back and one or two as needed. Next we are going to remove sections of the heat shield. Right here along this cross member, and here along the hat channel. Also, on the other side of the hat channel, remove a section as well. In doing so, it will give us room to tighten down the bolts for the hitch. Tap the edges of the heat shield up against the hat channel to keep it out of the way while tightening up our bolts. This vehicle has a built in brake controller, so we are going to have to deal with that underneath the truck as well. It is installed along the inside of the frame rail on the drivers side. It is held on by five bolts. What happens when you set your frame bracket in place, it will not sit flush against the frame. You want it to do that, so we are going to use a service kit and remount the modules out of the way. That is going to be part number 58318. It consists of this plate right here, and the hardware needed to reinstall the electrical components. All of this will be on the backside of the frame, spaced out. We will start by removing these five bolts. We are also going to loosen this bolt here, for the bracket that holds the brake line on the back side, giving us more working room. Well put it back when were done. We will show you the two pieces that we loosened up, here and here. 1:52
Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 series long bed, we will be installing Reese custom base, rails, and brackets part number RP50066-58. Before we get started we want to lower the spare tire, and bring it down out of our way so we have more working room. With that removed we want to go into the bed and measure out and mark the rear rail. The measurements are provided in the installation instructions are going to be from the end of the bed, to the rear edge of the rear rail. We also want to take and make sure the rear rail is centered in between the wheel wells. :36
Today on this 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD we are going to install part number P50064-58. The first thing we want to do is go ahead and lower the spare tire. In this case we will remove the rear wheel well. You do not have to do this, but it makes things a lot easier to get accomplished. While under the truck we will remove this section of the heat shield which we are going to need the wrench to access the bolts that are on the second rail. After that we will go ahead and start with the bed itself. :32
Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 series, 6 foot bed, we will be installing the Signature Series rails and brackets part number 30061. We are going to do a couple of things in preparation to installing our Signature Series rails and brackets. First, we will need to lower the spare tire out of the way, and next we will need to remove the heat shield over here on the passenger side. We are going to remove this section, just forward of this cross member here, all the way back to the rear of the vehicle. :27