Today on this 2006 Ford F 350, we will be installing Reese base rail kits, part number RP50082-58. For some pre setup for this application, I have gone ahead and removed the rear wheels, removed the spare tire. Ive also rolled up the bed mat and got it out of the way. Were ready to install our front base rail. Per our instructions, our measurements is 54 and 3/16th inches. Ive gone ahead and added an extra 8th of an inch to make it 54 and one quarter inches to compensate for the spray in bed liner.
Youre also going to want to measure from wheel well to wheel well to make sure that your bed rail is center of the bed. Now that weve got it measured out, we can go ahead and drill our holes. The driver and passenger side will be using the outside two holes for mounting at this time. it will be the same on our rear base rail also. Quick tech bit for you, if you take a bit that will fit just inside of your hole; You can use it to help find the center of your hole.
Were going to start with an 8 inch bit. Once we have our hole filled out on both sides, well take our side brackets and match them up to make sure that our holes match up with our side brackets. With our side bracket mounted, you can see through here is our mounting hole that we just drilled, this is the back side hole and it lines up with out slot in our side bracket. Now well go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side also.Ok, now that were comfortable knowing that our side brackets are going to match up with our pilot holes, we can go ahead and drill them out to full size as per instructions. Ill be using multiple steps to get up to our 9 16th bit.
With my holes drilled out, Im going to go and set my base rail back in place and we can start mounting our side brackets. Im going to attach it with our U bolt from our install kit and well secure it with conical tooth washers with the teeth of the washer will face the bracket and then our nuts. Next well go in and install out 5 8ths bolt on the inside of the frame well put a frame, washer and nut. Next we need to install our U shaped block. The reason for this is so we dont smash the corrugation of the bed.
Im going to use a pry bar to open it up between the bed and the hatch channel to get my block in. Now weve got the rear fastener on the drivers side done, I will repeat the same process fro the forward fastener on the drivers side and then repeat those two processes on the passenger side. With our U shaped spaces in place, well go ahead and drop in our bolt.Now weve got our bolt dropped through, well go ahead and install our block, lock washer and then a nut. Again well just install out fasteners finger tight at this time. For our forward fastener, first were going to install a block then our conical teeth washer and nut. With the driver side done, well go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side.Now were going to go and snug up our fasteners for the base rail. This is so our base rail wont move and we drop our head assembly into place. Now, with our forward base rail secured, were going to take our head assembly, drop it into place. We use it to line up our rear base rail With our gooseneck attachment in place, weve gone ahead and centered up for the rear rail, using my pins to make sure that my gooseneck lines up properly, with the pins moving in and out, free and clearly, we know our rear base rail is in place. Were going to go ahead and mark it out and drill for our rear base rail now, same way as we did the front base rail. Now with our holes drilled off, we need to go ahead and put our U shaped blocks in, just like we did for the front base rail. Were going to go ahead and take our carriage bolts, put our base rail back in place and drop in our carriage bolts. Now well get back underneath the truck and install our fasteners.Well install the rear fasteners the same way we did the front ones, we have a block, lock, washer and nut. Once we have our fasteners installed we can go ahead and snug them up and Im going to repeat the same process on the passenger side. Now with our 4 auto fasteners for our bed rails fastened down, were going to go ahead and set the head back in and make sure it fits nicely. With our head in place, our pins move freely, we know weve got good positioning on our bed rails, Im now going to go ahead and remove the gooseneck head, were going to drill out and install the half inch carriage bolts and both center, inner holes for the bed rail. Now that my holes are drilled out, just drop in my carriage bolts. With our bolts dropped through, we can now get underneath; were going to install our conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing up and then our nut. With all of our base rail fasteners snug down, we can now go ahead and torquing specifications as indicated in the instructions. Well start by torquing all the base rails to the bed and the brackets and then the brackets to the frame. With all our fasteners torqued to specification, that completes the installation of our Reese bed rails part number RP50082-58 .
Today on our 2002 Ford Super Duty, well be installing the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Install Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches, part number RP50082-58 in conjunction with the Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Square Tube Slider Dual-Jaw, part number RP30051. The first step of our install is taking the rear base rail and setting it up in our truck bed. Using the measurements provided in our install kit, well go ahead and measure it out from the end of the truck bed. Note: this does not include the tailgate. Then well measure from side to side to make sure the base rail is even. The best recommendation is to go off the weld seam of the truck bed.
Today on our 2012 Ford F250, we're going to install the Reese custom base rail install kit. Part number 500RP73-58. First we've gone ahead and raised the vehicle, remove the spare tire, and the two rear wheels. That's another requirement to make it much easier to install our side brackets on the frame. Now we're in the pick-up bed, and we need to go ahead and set the front base rail--let's go ahead and get it into place. We'll need to measure up the back edge of the bed to the back edge of the front base rail.
Today on our 2012 Ford F250 were going to install the Pollak 7 way connector in the pickup bed, part #: pk11893-11932. To start our install, we need to go ahead and cut the hole in the pickup bed. In this application were going to mount it just behind the driver side wheel well. The flat spot here to mount on our 7 way right in the side of the bed. Well go ahead and take our hole saw a bit and make our hole. Now well go ahead and take the 10 pole end of our wire and feed it up from underneath the pickup bed through our hole.
Today on this 2011 Ford F-250 we are going to install part number RP50073-58. There are a few things we need to do to get started. First off we took off the rear wheels that way you can see what is going on a little bit easier and with that ready we will get in the bed of the truck and start marking off for one of the rails for the hitch. We are going to measure from the edge of the bed of the truck itself back to the inside edge of one of the rails. With that part okay we will measure from left to right to make sure it is even. Once you have it the way you want it mark out the holes. 00:34
Today on this 1999 Ford F-350 super duty, we are going to install part number RP50082. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and lower the spare tire so we have access underneath the vehicle. And then once we have that done, we will go into the bed of the truck and we will start marking out the places for our rails. What we are going to do is measure out from the edge of the bed itself, not the tailgate but the bed, and we are going to measure out and place a mark in the bed as described in the instructions. We are going to do that in two places on both sides. Now we have our mounts in our bed. We will line up our first rail and you are going to want to get them even left to right, using the seam right here works out pretty good. Our custom install kit on the bottom is going to use these two outside holes here. So we will find the center and mark that. Do that on both sides of the rail. Alright, let us move our rail out of the way. We will go ahead and drill a couple 1/8 inch holes. Now we are by the frame of the vehicle on the driver side. Now you do not want to really have to take off the back tires but we did anyway for clarity. One thing we know is that our plate is going to have to sit flat on the frame so that our brake cable here is going to be in the way. So, we are going to move that out of the way. There will be a provision to but that back on later on. 1:12