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Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs

Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs

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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Rail Adapter
  • Reese
Use your standard, above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitch with your Ram factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. Adapter mounts in factory sockets and supplies mounting rails in your truck bed for attaching your hitch. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP30154 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP30154

Use your standard, above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitch with your Ram factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. Adapter mounts in factory sockets and supplies mounting rails in your truck bed for attaching your hitch.


Features:

  • Converts your factory-installed, underbed 5th-wheel mounting kit from Ram to standard, above-bed 5th-wheel base rails
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches
    • Also works with most industry-standard sliders (such as Reese RP30048, RP30051, RP30092, and RP50024, and Curt C16560)
  • Mounts to OEM pucks (or sockets) in your truck bed
    • Unit drops into pucks and locks in place
    • No drilling or welding required
  • Black powder coated steel construction
  • Includes heavy-duty anchors that can be used if you intend to tow over 20,000 lbs


Specs:

  • Application: Ram trucks with OEM, underbed base rails
  • Maximum capacity: 25,000 lbs
  • Adapter will add 2" to height of hitch
  • Limited lifetime warranty


dimension

This adapter is perfect if you want to use your standard fifth-wheel trailer hitch with your Ram truck's factory-installed, underbed fifth-wheel mounting kit. Just mount the adapter in your underbed rails using the integrated pucks and lock it place. Now you have the standard, above-bed base rails needed to install your fifth-wheel hitch.



30154 Reese Elite Series Dodge Ram Truck OEM Adapter for Attaching Standard Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitches



RP30154 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30154 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2014 - 2019 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2019 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2014 - 2019 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2019 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg



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Video of Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter for the Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package. With a 25,000 pound capacity its part number is RP30154. Now here's what our adapter looks like installed. As you can see, this is going to be the perfect solution for using our standard 5th wheel with our Ram prep package. This is designed to fit into all four of our puck locations. We've got the rotating arms that are going to get it locked in position.

It's nice and sturdy. There's not a lot of movement with it. It is fully adjustable for your puck location mounting locations, and also for the height, so you can get this to where it's not going to move around, where it won't make noise; it's pretty nice. Now, it's going to work with the of course the Reese, the BMW, the Curt, the Draw-Tite, the Valet any standard 5th wheel out there really is going to be able to work. This has a 25,000 pound capacity so we can go up to there with it. Now, as far as the mounting holes on center for our inners here it's going to be about 20 1/2, and then for our outers we're out closer to that 29 area.

The wider or the narrower 5th wheel should work in here for you. Once you get over a 20,000 pound capacity with your 5th wheel you're going to replace the pins that come with your 5th wheel to hold it in place here on the rails with these bolts. It's a nylon lock nut, and we just tighten it down so that the head of our bolt and the base of our nut there just make contact with the rail. That's going to give us that additional support we'll need for those heavier loads. Now, this adapter kit also works great with sliders. There are several good options out there from Reese that'll drop right in here and you'll have the effect.

Of course, this being a short bed truck that's going to be something we'll need. Other standard sliders are going to work with this as well. Looking over the reviews that we find on our adapter, it seems to be a very highly rated product. Not a lot of complaints about it or anything like that. Of course, this with your 5th wheel attached, it's going to be heavy getting it in and out of the truck.

A second set of hands never hurts. There was one review that said maybe there's a little movement in it forward and back. Now, they supplied a wrench with that that'll go in here on this large nut, and you can actually adjust the anchor points further away from each other just slightly so that when it does fit down in here, you're not going to have that movement. It seems like most of them come from the factory set just right. You know, they've got a jig where they're going to try to set those just as perfectly as they can, but if you need adjustment, in the instructions it's going to tell you exactly how to do that. Now, when putting your 5th wheel on top of this you are going to be adding 2 inches to that height, so you want to adjust your 5th wheel head down those 2 inches to accommodate for that difference. It's constructed of a heavy-duty steel of course, giving us plenty of strength right up to that 25,000 pounds. It's going to have a black powder coat finish so it'll stay corrosion resistant for a long time to come. Also, since it's working with that OEM puck system, there's no drilling or welding required. This is going to drop right in for us. Now, to begin our installation we're going to be removing the four center sections from our pucks. They go all the way around, and we'll turn these counterclockwise. You'll feel a little stop there. Sometimes we'll come up, if not, you may need to get a little screwdriver in there, kind of pop them out. That's going to expose our anchor points here that our quick connects are goin to fit right down into when we latch them over. Now we'll be able to slide our adapter down in the puck locations and test fit it to make sure it's nice and secure. To position this appropriately we need the larger locking lugs to be in the rear, and the smaller ones we'll want towards the front of the vehicle. Now, we'll move our arms so they're in the unlocked position, which would mean that our arms are not lined up here, but towards the middle of the vehicle. Now, with those positioned appropriately we're going to slide our lugs right down and in, and then we'll pull our arms to the center here. When we do that, we'd like to feel a little bit of resistance. You see these are pretty free moving so there's probably going to be some movement here. With that kind of movement on each side that's just going to be noisy heading down the road, so we can make our adjustments internally here. We'll show you how to do that now. Now, we need to adjust the relationship of our locking lug here to our handle. You'll see, actually this goes right through this bushing and threads into here. It's held in place with this cotter pin. We just need to bend that cotter pin back, get it pulled out of there. Once we have that out it's just going to be a matter of rotating our lug, and that just draws those two closer together. Once our adjustment's made then we just need to slide our cotter pin back in. We'll do that at our remaining locations. Just want to make sure that cotter pin's bent enough so it doesn't interfere with anything. Do that for our other four locations, test it again, and proceed as much as we need to to get a nice, secure fit. Now, with everything properly adjusted you'll want a little bit of resistance on your levers as you bring them around, but it shouldn't be that difficult. If it's difficult to latch you want to loosen them up some. You want to get it to a point where it's like this, where you're not going to have any up and down movement, you're not going to have any play both in the front and in the rear there. Once that adjustments are made we can cap this off. Now, our pins can be a bit tough to get in there because there's not much room underneath there for our clip. What we'll do is drop that down through. I like to push the bale over to it, and then just lift up on the actual pin itself. Get that down through, get my bale down there, and then just kind of lift up on the pin. That'll get us aligned there where that'll be nice and secure. Now, to release it we'll kind of do the same thing. We're going to lift up on the pin and then slide out on that bale. Now, we can get our 5th wheel put down in position on our adapter. In our case, we haven't fully assembled our slider yet so we'll just be using the arm. You'll see these are going to come up, you're going to slide down into position, and then you're going to use whatever securement method came with your 5th wheel. Now, just like we talked about before, if you're going to be doing over 20,000 pounds, instead of using these pins you will want to use the bolts provided with the adapter. Now, once we've got all four pins installed, if your 5th wheel's preassembled of course you're ready to hook up to your trailer and head down the road. In our case, we've got a little more work to do. That's going to complete our look at the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter for the Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package, part number RP30154.


Customer Reviews

Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs - RP30154

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (272 Customer Reviews)

Use your standard, above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitch with your Ram factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. Adapter mounts in factory sockets and supplies mounting rails in your truck bed for attaching your hitch.

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It was scheduled to be here on Friday it got here Thursday , straight out of the box in the truck awesome job 563486



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Ram Oem adapter, 5-w 20k with rd tube s lider 250804



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2015 Ram 3500

Have not used it yet, but very heavy duty, actually have trouble lifting it by myself. 176722


Comments

Works well, getting ready to install in the truck for this years camping season, but is hasnt got any lighter.

Richard R - 03/02/2016

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I finally took delivery of my truck last Friday night, and got my Reese Picture frame adapter R-30154 installed. Here is a picture of the adapter only, and adapter with my hitch installed. Thanks for your assistance, sorry it took so long. 127922



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Dodge Ram Pickup

The reese adapter came assembled and looked good. I had a slight bug getting it in my OEM slots as the front slots were 3/8" wider then the rear. Rears dropped right in. I called the original owner of the truck and he had the same issue... A little "persuasion" and it went right in. No fault on Reese, but RAM and their assembly guys in the old country... 183517



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We purchased many products from etrailer and every item is excellent and received quickly. This 5th wheel hitch adapter is simple to install and remove, with some adjustment needed but videos made it easy. The key is only straighten and bend the cotter keys once after the final adjustment. A second person made it easier since it weighs in at 90 lbs. etrailer customer service and employees are always helpful. 5 Stars! 559185



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a pull-rite 20k hitch and purchased a 2017 Ram 3500 and need a solution. I Opted for the Reese Apater. It was very easy to drop into the pucks and had very little movement. but there may be a bit of of rattle with the hitch and trailer so I went ahead and followed the instructions for tightening the tension on the legs and setting to the specs in the video as it was a bit too easy to close. The process was very easy. I saved hundreds by reusing my old hitch and not buying a complete setup. I don't mind the picture frame adapter it helps keep small things in place in the bed. etrailer customer service has been great ( bag of hardware fell out of a huge hole put in the box by shipper) Shipping was fast I will be getting more items from them as I am restoring a 2003 Luxury 5th wheel. 480771



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2014 Ram 3500

Exceeded my expectations based on the same product but built by other manufacturers. It Arrived a day ahead of the scheduled delivery date and was fully installed in less than an hour. I love it when the planet line up 558859



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Dodge Ram Pickup

With a couple of minor adjustments it fit right into the RAM 3500 bed. My standard Reese 5th wheel hitch fits perfectly. I'm ready to roll! 563588



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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2015 Ram 3500. This product did not properly fit right and took over 2 hours to get it "close" as Reese would say. The locking arms we're also in the wrong place. This product says that it can easily be put in. I'm a mechanic on the side and this was no easy project. Should have just bought oem. If time is money then this product cosy more than what it should. 212100



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Dodge Ram Pickup

The concept is great, the execution is lacking... very poor quality welds, even worse quality in finish (see all the bare metal exposed in the photos). Make sure to wear gloves when handling as the manufacturer did not deburr at all. Shipping was less than desirable (to no fault of Reese or etrailer). My UPS guy dropped this hauling it to our door, take a look at the images of the packaging. It was easy to install, instructions are clear. This aligned perfectly with my '17 Ram 3500 and dropped right in. I cannot comment on the functionality as I am waiting to assemble the head for my Reese hitch. 501939



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Works as promised. Easy to install and remove. Will absolutely shop with Etrailer again. 144410



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Item arrived very quickly as always from etrailer. Install was a little tedious, and not as easy as you would hope. After initially setting it down in the pucks, and locking the arms I had a lot of vertical play. So had to remove the cotter pins (not fun, or exactly easy to accomplish). Finally discovered that putting one tip of my needle nose pliers through the end of the pin, I had good leverage to pull/pry the pin. I did break one during removal, and had to hit the local farm supply store for a new one. fyi, Home Depot's were not thick enough. Another tip, after removing the pins you have to lift the adapter back out, and twist the foot part that locks into the pucks. It took several twists/attempts to get all four snug. I used some of the cardboard packing material to slide under the adapter to hold it up while making adjustments. Would have gone 5 stars, but the instructions are a little vague when it comes to explaining how to make adjustments. P.S. thank you to the reviewer who mentioned putting the bail pins in before setting it into the pucks, brilliant !! 399856



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The product arrived a little banged up from the rough shipping & handling. All the parts were accounted for fortunately. With the help of the instructional video and instructions I was able to get it installed in a short period of time. Just a couple of adjustments and it was in! My Husky silver system fell right into place. Over all I was very pleased. 391585



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works great. only thing I don't like is that to take the hitch out of the truck you have to take it apart. the locking bars wont rotate to the unlocking point with the hitch on top. 242467


Comments

Great

Ty K - 03/31/2017

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Searched for a solution for mounting a PullRite Super-slide and this frame adapter did the trick. Installs quickly and is easily removed allowing full box utilization. It is identical to the factory optional adapter only hundreds less costly. Did require minor adjustment but instructions were clear and easy to do. Used with Industry standard Rail mounted hitches. 107315


Comments

So you were able to put a PullRite Super slide hitch on this adapter? I have a PullRite hitch it is not a super slide and it doesnt fit on this adapter.

-- comment by: Lindsey - 01/28/2014

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Certain PullRite hitches use a narrower spread than most. This rail adapter does not provide the most narrow slot set. If your hitch tabs are narrower than the slots on the adapter, I would bet that your PullRite is one of those models.

-- Patrick B - 2/5/2014

Comments

Fantastic. I have installed and removed the adapter frame several times. Im 70 years old and it was no bother for my wife and I to remove both the PullRite hitch and the adapter frame. I have ordered other products from E-trailer and all have done exactly what they described, They are an excellent resource and provide value as well as advise.

Jim C - 11/14/2014

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2016 Ram 3500

The hitch adapter for well after adjusting it so there would be no movement. My 26 kw husky hitch fit perfect had to use bolts provided the original pins were to short. Have not pulled my fifth wheel yet hence the 4 stars. 559456



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

The frame worked as it is designed. The only problem, and it is not the fault of the frame, is that I have a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 and the box is already high. With the added two or so inches of the frame it made my trailer tow more nose high. I know that if I had bought a hitch that fit the puck system I wouldn't have had this problem, but I already had a Pullright superglider hitch. 336645



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Ford Edge

WOW! very impressed! Some minor adjustments I did on the edge of the bed to remove the up and down movement. Put the hitch pins in and dropped in. I locked in place and it fit perfect. Next we dropped the Reese 16K fifth wheel with slide rails and bolted down. Thanks Kelsey! All the local places tried to tell me I had to have rails put in, but they were wrong, Thanks etrailer.com. I know where to go to get hitched!!! 396831



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Dodge Ram Pickup

The Reese 5th wheel adapter fit very well. The only problem was getting the cotter pins out to make the snugness adjustment. The instructions could have been better. It took a while to realize that there were 2 different adjustments, not one. The one inch wrench is for the positioning (front-back, side to side) of the pins into the bed. No adjustment was necessary with this and I did not need the 1 inch wrench. However, the "T" was loose as the pins were set a little deep into the bed. Once (an hour later) I got the cotter pins out I screwed the T ends about 4 - half turns into the handle so that there was no vertical play. Then reinsert the cotter pins, set the Reese adapter back into the holes, give the handles a 1/2 turn and lock them into place with that snap lock. Reese needs to make it easier to get those pins out. The Pullrite 4409 baserail adapter fit perfectly onto the Reese RAM adapter, and then my old hitch fit perfectly onto the Pullrite adapter. (The only annoying thing is that I now have a hitch that is 7 inches higher than it used to be. But that is not Reese's fault. Darn those truck manufacturers. The trailer tongue can be moved up 2 inches to mitigate a little.) 157248



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I have not used it yet but it looks good. The delivery was quick. 653880



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Bought a new 2019 ram 3500 with fifth wheel/gooseneck prep. I had a relatively new Reese fifth wheel hitch that I used with my ram 2500. Because my hitch was in such good shape I decided to buy this adapter that is a direct install out of the box for $400 with tax and use my hitch vs spending $1200 with tax for a new hitch that would mount directly to factory bed mounts. a 651675



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Easy to install 649251



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The product is great. The only problem is that one of the pins was lost in shipment. The box had large holes on each corner. UPS driver stated the plastic bag had fallen out and he put it back in. The lost pin was one of the two on the rail. I have photo but not sure how to send them to you, so you can see. 647776



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Product is quality built. But I’m giving it 3 stars because to adjust you must remove the Cotter pins. The pin broke upon removal and there wasn’t a replacement supplied. Other than that, I like the product. 644790



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The hitch look good but I have yet to try Instructions are little bit lacking I had to call etrailer they decided I should call Reese which I did They had my problems handles in a very short time Thanks again for all you help 644147



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The hitch adapter dropped right in and accepted my beat up old 5th wheel without any problems at all. The only change I made was to use quick-release pins instead of the supplied bolts to make installation and removal easier. Great product! 643417



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Ordered online great price but shipping said would be delivered in 3 days. 3 days went by called to check why it had not shipped yet and was told it was back ordered for another week. When hitch arrived box was beaten up with product sticking out with paint chipped off corners. Other than that easy installation and good price. 640637



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I ordered the adapter on Monday, April 29 and got it on Thursday, May 2 (That was impressive as I live in western ND!). It came out-of-the-box as that had been torn in shipping. Not a scratch on the adapter; it was in excellent condition. I turned the handles to the proper position, dropped the adapter into the puck system of my 2018 Ram 2500, gave one of the the corners a slight tap with a rubber hammer, and it was in. The whole process took less than a few minutes. I set my PullRite hitch into the slots of the adapter and inserted the pins. Everything fit like an expensive glove. Hooked it up to my 36’ fifth wheel Montana camper the next day. I couldn’t be happier with the product or the professionalism of e-Trailer. A great product from a great company. 638693



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The rail adapter fit was perfect. No adjustment needed. It dropped in and locked in without a hitch, perfect fit. 637824



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Adapter was awesome. Great product and easy installation. Only issue we had was the adjustment was very tedious. It took some patience to get the rear pucks adjusted. Overall a great product. 637075



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Great product. Fit right in the 2017 RAM 3500 under body holes and secured hitch properly. Tight with zero movement. The only issue was in shipping the box was damaged and a small plastic bag of fittings was opened with one snap ring missing. I replaced with an identical one I already had. I don't believe it was etrailers issue as the product was a described! 636812



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Great product. It fell right into place and with 3 adjustments I had it locked in place. Like others say the pins are hard to get out but wasn’t terrible. Haven’t pulled with it yet. Biggest thing is no rattles 636064



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The adapter plate fit and functioned perfectly. The item arrived very quickly and in great condition. For any other trailering needs, I'll come back to eTrailer!! 632010



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Excellent alternative to not having to buy new hitch. Easy installation and adjustment. 629722



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Had to adjust the slack in two locks but the product is awesome. Very good quality. Eat your wheaties before installation because its built very heavy duty. Weighs about a 100 pounds. 629348



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Just to let you know I got the fifth wheel adapter in five days as promised. Didn't think that I would get it on time because your east coast warehouse was out and it came from a western warehouse. You guys do a great job. It was easy to find the adapter we needed in your on line catalog. Installation was a snap. Thanks to everyone who made this order so seamless and easy. I have bought from etrailer before and have always been pleased. 628879



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Package was on back order they let me know every step of the way what was happening and my package showed up earlier then they said it would great poeple to deal with. 621517



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So far so good it fit in the truck have not used it yet 615873



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Very fast delivery, as usual. I will not be able to report more until I attempt an install. 611568



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This is the second one of these Reese 5th wheel adapters I have purchased from etrailer.com. The product fit my Ram OEM puck system perfectly once I followed the adjustment instructions included in the package. Easy purchase over the phone, great assistance from Troy, and speedy shipping. Excellent experience...AGAIN! 611174



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I haven't used this towing yet. I'll update after my first trip. Box this came in was beat up to the point one could see some of the frame. Everything was there. There's a wrench included in the parts but no mention of what's it's for in the instructions. Not hard to figure out, it's to replace the puck. The frame is much heavier than I expected. It dropping right into the pucks without any problem. You will have to adjust how much the clamps grab and lock down the frame. I havidone that yet, but I'm think it may be a pain. I update after I make the one time adjustments. 609217



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So simple to install 608832



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2018 Ram 2500

I haven't put it in yet, the box it came in was in terrible shape , but to my surprise everything was there. I'm sure this is a problem shipping something this heavy, but all the little parts were taped down and secure. etrailer was exceptionally quick on the shipping and have helped me make so many decisions about how to do different things on my truck and camper. I can't thank them enough, they aren't just salesmen they are craftsmen that know their trade! 607458



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2018 Ram 3500

Great product. Had to make a couple easy adjustments for a snug fit. Besides that works great ! Buy this product or spend 1200 on a new hitch. Made my decision pretty easy. 605022



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Product works very well , still like it 604618



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Fit perfect and works well with my Demco sliding hitch. 604535



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2018 Ram 2500

Arrived fast and works great. Installation was less than 10 minutes and fit perfectly. Carrier did hammer the box up pretty bad. It was actually falling out of the box on delivery but luckily it didn’t hurt the adapter at all. 603748



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Great fit super fast shipping worked pe rfectly 602725



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2018 Ram 3500

The product arrived when it was supposed to and worked as advertised. However it was sticking out of the box and the paint was rubbed off of two of the ends from shipping. Not a huge deal I guess but now I’m worried about rusting over time. An item this big and heavy should be packed a little better maybe reenforced on the corners. 600445


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  • Compatibility of Demco Autoslide with 2018 Ram 2500 6.5 Foot Bed
  • The Demco 13K with a 22-1/2 inch slide # DM8550040 and # DM8550041, will not work for your application. It would cause issues with the tail gate. The confirmed fit for your truck is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - 18,000 lbs # DM8550034 or the 21K # DM8550035. Either will work well with the Rail adapter for Ram 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package # DM6099 or the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154. The weight of the hitch is 273 lbs for the 18K and...
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  • Dimensions of Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapters for Factory Rails on GM and Ram Trucks
  • The distance between the pucks on the Reese Adapter for Ram # RP30154 is 39-1/8 by 30-1/2 inches. I had to contact Curt for their Adapter Rails for Curt Fifth Wheel Sliding Hitches # C16023 that fits the GM, and according to them the pucks measure approximately 27 by 20 inches.
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  • Adapter Options for Fitting Curt A25 Fifth Wheel Hitch to 2014 Ram 3500 with OEM Rail Kit
  • Yes, if you had a Curt A25 hitch with a slider base the rail kit adapter part # C16022 that you referenced would fit and work well. This adapter is only designed to fit the Curt slider hitches so if you have a fixed Curt A25 hitch you'd instead want the adapter part # RP30154 which has the correct mounting tab spacing for fitting the fixed hitch.
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  • Recommendation on a Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch That is Compatible With a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • I have a solution for you. The Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch, # DM8550043, is a lightweight above the bed mounted hitch that is rated a 21K. The total weight of this hitch is 100 lbs. The Demco Recon will mount to the bed of your 2017 Ram 3500 using standard bedrails, like the Demco Universal Bed Rails, # DM6071. If your Ram has the OEM 5th Wheel Towing Pre Package, you can us the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter, # RP30154, to mount the Demco Recon to your vehicle. The Reese adapter will sit...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Rail Kit Puck System
  • We have a number of options available for your 2017 Ram 2500 with factory rail kit and short bed. You can use any industry standard size 5th sliding 5th wheel hitch using an adapter like the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs # RP30154. Curt has an adapter for your rail kit that is only compatible with their hitches # C16022, but their hitches are also compatible with the Reese adapter. For a hitch, I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 2500 With Factory Rails/Puck System
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter # AM3200 can be used in your short bed 2017 Ram 2500 with factory pucks but you would need to use the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram # RP30154. The Andersen does have 9 inches of offset but does not move the actual pivot point rearward for your trailer so there is no certainty in regards to whether or not you can make a 90 degree turn. The 9 inch offset may not be enough, and because most sliding hitches...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ram 2500 with Rambox
  • Yes, it is possible to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a 2017 Ram 2500 with RamBoxes. However, because of the of the RamBox feature not all 5th wheel products are compatible. In my opinion, I personally would not get the RamBox feature.The boxes will limit your hitch options and what components that are available will increase the over all expense of a 5th wheel hitch for a Ram with RamBoxes installed. I recommend getting the factory prep package without the RamBox. For this application,...
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  • Reese RP130154 Adapter Rail Pin and Clip Recommendation
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs # RP30154 will allow you to use your Reese Pro Series hitch. The system comes with the bolts, but if you want pins you can use the Replacement Mounting Hardware for Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP58511 or the Replacement Pull Pin Kit for Reese Outboard Fifth Wheel Mounting Rails # RP58467. The manufacturer recommends using the bolts instead of pin and clip if towing over 20,000 lbs.
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  • Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Fit Directly in factory Puck System in 2017 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • Yes, there are 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly into the factory prep package on your 2017 Ram 2500 long bed without needing an adapter. You can use: B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3600 rated for 25,000 pounds which is the one I recommend because it is a well-built, versatile hitch. Curt 25K hitch # C16049 Curt 24K hitch # C16545-16021 Curt 20K hitch # C16530-16021 or # C16044 Curt 16K hitch # C16520-16021 Reese 20K hitch # RP30160
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Adapter Rails for Ford, Chevy, GMC, and Ram Factory Prep Package Puck Systems
  • Depending on what truck brand you are looking at will determine what adapter rails you need for your Husky hitch to be compatible. Each factory prep package is slightly different so the adapters are not interchangeable. If your new truck is a Ram, then you will want the Reese adapter # RP30154. If you new truck is a Chevy or GMC, then you will want the Demco adapter # DM6206 for an 8 foot bed or # DM6194 for a short bed. The two adapters are not interchangeable between bed sizes. If...
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  • Available 5th Wheel Slider Hitches to Fit Factory Rail Kit in 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • All 5th wheel hitches we have confirmed to fit your 2016 Ram 2500 with 6-1/2-foot bed and with Factory Rail kit (the puck system) are shown on the linked page. None of these is an Andersen product but we do have excellent options from B&W, Demco and others that provide the sliding type hitch you need for proper turning clearance in your short-bed truck. The advantage of the factory rail/puck system is primarily that it allows you to have a completely clear bed for times when you're not...
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