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.
Once we set our 47-1/2 inches from the rear edge of the pickup bed, we're going to measure from the side to the rail to make sure it's centered. We'll set a punch our rail attachment points before we drill them out. Now with our hole center punch, we'll go ahead and use our pilot bit and drill them out. When my first one is drilled out, I'll go ahead and repeat the same procedure for the other three. With our pilot holes drilled out, we'll now go and take our side plate, match it up to our pilot holes to make sure our pilot holes line up with the side plate.
Since we have our pilot holes drilled out and it lines up with our side plates, we can now go ahead and enlarge them to our final size. I'll be using a step bit process, slowly going up in size to drill on my holes. Let's go ahead and get that done now. Next, we need to put our 3-1/4 inch bolt fastener in the frame so we'll use our 3-1/4 inch bolt leader to pull them into position. So we'll feed our bolt leader into our fastening point up over the tube inside the frame and outside the end of the frame where we have an opening.
When feeding a bolt enlarger into the frame, we need to make sure they stay separate so they'll go over the tube and runs through the frame. Now, we'll go ahead and set our side back into the position, being careful not to push our hardware back into the frame, and we'll slide on flat washer, our lock washer, and nut. Next, we'll be installing our spacer block here behind our side plate. We'll get our spacer block behind the side plate and one on the opposite side of the frame. We can see that brake lines run right here where we're going to be positioning our blocks and bolts.
So to make a little easier to install and position everything, I'm going to go ahead and release the fastener. This is on top of the frame rail. This will give me room to move the lines out of the way while we do our install. These will be attached with our carriage bolts, flat washer, a lock washer, and then a nut. Now, we need to drive in our carriage bolt and place our saddle because our holes in the valley of our bed, and this will take up the pins so we dont smash the bed. Now, we'll put our base rail back into position. Now, with our carriage bolt through from the base rail in place, we'll go ahead and get back into the vehicle, install our conical tooth washer and nut. Next, we're going to have to remove a section of the hitch shield. It'll block the area where we need to install our side bracket. We're going to take out a section on the hitch shield so that we can get our side bracket in place. Before we take out the hitch shield though to make it a little easier, I'm going to go ahead and remove the rear portion of the exhaust. To do this, we'll take some spray lubricant. Let's spray each one of the rubber hangars. This will make it easier to remove and reinstall later. We're also going to loosen this clamp as this will be the detachment point from the point of the exhaust that we're going to remove. So basically, we'll loosen this clamp and remove everything from here back until we get done installing our 5th Wheel. We'll go ahead and remove the other three hangars. Now, we've got our exhaust lowered out of the way. I'm going to go ahead and cut our hitch shield out. Be careful not to hit your ABS center wire. Now, we'll go ahead and install our conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing our side plate and then a nut. Now, we've added all our fasteners in the front rail, we're going to go ahead and set the heavy unit in place so that we can line up for the rear rail. We're using our slider unit to set our rear base rail. As a tech tip, I would recommend just to double check your length on both sides to make sure you're even because you want to make sure that the base rails are square with each other. That will make for the easiest of insulation or removal of your entire head unit. Now with our rear base rail in place, I'll go ahead and take my center punch, mark on my holes, and then make my pallet holes with the drill. Now, we've got the back rail in place, we'll go ahead and take our center punch and mark out our holes that need to be drilled out. We'll also going to come to the center of both the front and back rail, and on the inside, mark out the hole because this will be another attachment for both the front and rear rails. With our pilot holes drilled out, we'll go ahead and get back underneath the vehicle just to make sure that our side plates match up with our pilot holes. It looks like we're good. We're going to go ahead and drill and mount just as we did our front rail. Now, with all holes drilled up, we can go ahead and install our fasteners. With all our fasteners dropped to the base rails and to the bed, we'll go underneath and install our conical tooth washer and nut. Now, we've got our nut and washer in place. We'll go ahead and slide in a spacer so that we don't crush the corrugation of the bed only tightened down the base rail. And now, we'll go ahead and repeat that same process for other three attachment points for the real base rail. Here's a tech tip that you won't find in instructions. It's much easier to get to the attachment point for the front and base rail on the driver's side, if it seemed low in the fuel tank. That's what we're going to do next. We're going to do the three factors for the tank shield and then lower the tank that give us enough room to tighten down the fasteners for the front rail of the driver's side. Alright, with our fuel tank lowered, we can go ahead and start tightening down the base rails to the side plates. With all of our base rail fasteners tightened down, we'll now go ahead and tighten down the side brackets to the frame. Now, we've got everything tightened down, we'll go ahead and enjoy for fastener's specifications as indicated in the instructions. Alright, with all of our fasteners toward specifications, we can go ahead and reinstall everything. First, we'll put the gas tank back up, reinstall the rock shield and then reinstall our exhaust. Alright, with everything tightened down, I'm just going to double check to make sure that my head unit will slide in and out of the base rail evenly and smoothly. Now, we're going to go ahead and install our pins in the top plate to the base rail. Now, we have our head unit installed and slightly has moved freely. That completes the install of our Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch, part number PS30094 and the mounting base rails part number RP50064-58.
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
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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
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