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Fifth Wheel Installation - 2002 Ford F-250
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.
Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit Installation - 2012 Ford F-250
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.
Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford F-250
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.
Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2006 Ford F-350
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.
Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit Installation - 2011 Ford F-250
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
Fifth Wheel Installation - 1999 Ford F-350
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford F-250
Today on this 2002 Ford F-250 we are going to install part number RP30035 from Reese. For the first part of the install we need to locate the rear base rail for the fifth wheel hitch. Our measurement is going to start at the very end of the bed itself, not the tailgate, the end and we are going to measure up as described in the instructions. And then we will go ahead and make our mark. We will do that on both sides so we can make our rails even. :25
Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2000 Ford F-350 Pickup
Today on this 2000 Ford F-350 pickup we are going to install part number RP50082-58 from Reese. Also our 22K Reese fifth wheel hitch part number 30033. The first step involves removing the spare tire and take it down temporarily so you have some access to work underneath the vehicle to tighten up the nuts and bolts. The second thing we want to do is go to the driver side of the vehicle and disconnect the the hanger that holds the parking brake cable. That will get reattached to the frame bracket when we install that. This is the back side of the nut that we just took off of the bolt so we will just pull that out of our way. What is going to happen is this is going to get sandwiched between the bracket and the actual frame of the vehicle when we reinstall it. The next thing we are going to do is go to the bed of the truck and we will put the first rail in and mark its location. As you can see here we have got the first rail in the bed of the pickup and what you need to do is measure from the edge that we see facing us towards the edge of the bed itself. Then we want to make sure we have the rail even left to right. 01:06
Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty
Today on this 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty we are going to install part number 30847-30073 from Reese. There are two ways to get the rails underneath the bed of the truck. What we are going to do is in this case we are going to actually loosen the bed bolts up and pushing that up we will have access. If you can not get the bolts loose then the next best thing you can do is put two cuts into the sheet metal underneath the bed and pry it up out of the way so you can slide the rails in. If we were to cut the bed what we would do is just make a notch here and a notch here and then we just take some vise- grips or some pliers and just pull the sheet metal up and out of our way. Then we can slide the cross member in. Okay we put some spacers between the frame and the bed of the truck just to give us a little extra working room. 00:47
Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford F250
We begin the installation of our fifth wheel trailer hitch by lowering the spare tire on our 2008 Ford 250 Super Duty. Next, we want to loosen the bed bolts to make it easier to install the rails for our fifth wheel hitch. Now we can slide the first rail over the frame and under the truck bed. With first rail in place towards the rear of the truck, we can then slide the second rail into place. Once we have the rails in place across the truck, we insert the bolts to level out the mounting brackets. After the rails are in place and bolts tightened, we retighten the bed bolts to make sure there will be no shifting. This ensures that all of the holes we are going to drill will align properly. Now we mark the holes where we need to drill through the side of the frame at the front and rear of the frame brackets. Before drilling your holes, check the inside of the frame rail on each side of the truck to make sure it is clear of any wiring or lines that run from the front to the back of the truck.
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