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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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


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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


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   (230 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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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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looks like what i ordered fast shipping thank you 571846



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Easy Install. 573594



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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Just received the hitch, took about half an hour to make some adjustments. It dropped in with no problem. Real happy with it. Thankyou 245636



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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

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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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Had to make minor adjustments. All the cotter pins broke when removed, but was going to replace with new stainless pins anyway. Hooked up the 5th wheel and went for a test run of about 20 miles over various roads, to see if I needed to adjust the rail adapter pins. No adjustment needed so far. Pleased with the adapter so I can use my 20K hitch. Did notice the hitch has a very small amount of forward/reverse movement in the rail adapter. Am going to search for rubber bushings. I can hear it is the only reason I would like to limit the movement to zero. Very happy overall. Have done business w/etrailer before, and have no complaints. 214828


Comments

Did you ever find any rubber bushings to elimate the movement?

-- comment by: Brian - 10/28/2015

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



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



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awesome product 105327


Comments

Appears to be well made. Mine didnt come with instructions. I sheared off a cotter pin trying to lock one of the handles. Thats when I realized one of the corners needed adjusting.Personally, Im disappointed in the way it locks down. Once you bolt the hitch onto the adapter, you have to unbolt it EVERY TIME you need to remove it, because the hitch prevents you from turning the 4 handles! This is a pain when I want to use the gooseneck hitch, and I have to purchase new lock nuts each time.The Etrailer price was the best I found, and it only took a couple of days to arrive, once it was off of a 3 week backorder.

-- comment by: Rick F - 04/02/2014

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Thanks very much for taking the time to come back and share your thoughts. We will be sure and pass the input along to Reese.

-- Patrick B - 4/3/2014


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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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I definitely had my doubts when I plugged it in to the factory mounts, installed my 5th wheel hitch and hooked it up to a 16,000 plus lb 5th wheel. Made many trips since and I'm convinced the Reese product you sold me handles the weight pull just fine. 374368



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What a great find ETRAILER.COM has been providing the exact part I needed at the best price around....ETRAILER customer communication was excellent from order confirmation to shipping to delivery follow up....I will definitely consider ETRAILER for my next purchase!.... 133111


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Good well built REESEart....Easy to install and remove....Thanks Again ETRAILER for fast delivery!

Bob M - 05/29/2015

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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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Fit good. Directions say to use bolts instead of pins if trailer is over certain weight. I have know idea how barely enough room for pins. No problems with etrailer though 117715


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Thank you for asking. The products I purchased have worked great. No problems or complaints

Buddy - 03/23/2015

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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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Got a terrific price from etrailer.com. Product arrived two days after I ordered it. Equipment has worked flawlessly for a year now. 561697



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Worked beautifully first time this past weekend with my Pro series 16k. Simple to install. The odd thing was that I had to turn the center locking pins upside down and have them in place just before dropping into the trucks peg holes. Otherwise the bed floor is to close on I was unable to close the pin properly. Once I figured this out, it was smooth sailing. Came just as easy. 198319


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Still working great after a full year! Durable and strong and makes mounting the hitch easy and quick.

Jay S - 05/26/2016

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Absolutely Fantastic customer support, bar none. We originally received our adapter frame very fast, of course. Due to some mixup (not an eTrailer problem) in the part number, it did not fit. After a Sunday phone call to etrailer, Adam figured out the problem, got the correct part number send to their shipping department, and sent the return product instruction. The estimated delivery date was the following Friday, but FeDEx backed up to our door on Thursday. Get yourself some of that! Please don't buy from anyone else. We've truly been spoiled by the eTrailer Team. 391861



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The product is a quality piece and exactly what 2018 Dodge Ram owners needs to mount a 5th wheel with. However the origin shipper never heat sealed the plastic bag that contained the hardware and I am missing one of the 1/2 Internal hex socket cap-head bolts need to secure the 5th wheel. I guess I have to go buy one aftermarket because I haven't heard back from Danny M. at etrailer.com since he replied how "sorry to hear that you received your order and it appears to be missing components from your purchase" and "Was there any damage to the box?" You would think that CUSTOMER SERVICE's 1st reply , aftere a $450.00 purchase, would be that they would get the bolt right out to me and then ask questions that coincidentally Danny M. at etrailer.com still has not respond too. Ronnie H. 463233



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I received the above bed rail adaption for my 5th wheel hitch installation for my 2016 Dodge Ram. Everything worked as advertised. The product RP30154 set into the factory installed pucks with very little adjustment. And saved alot of time from installing the rails that were originally supplied with the 5th wheel hitch assembly that was taken from my Chevy. Thanks for a great product. 557985



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Fits perfectly 564200



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Worked great for the short time we used it 561689



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Perfect fit for 2018 Ram 3500. Well built. Should last forever 558300



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Works perfectly very well built!! We received it quick and ahead of schedule super impressed!! 555981



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Awesome product easy installation process took me only 5 minutes to put in. Etrailer is the only place I’ll shop for my trailer and towing needs can’t beat the price or shipping. I ordered my product and received it in 4 days. Thank you Etrailer for your quick service, you have a very happy customer. 553395



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worked great , dropped right in, had to adjust just one leg . great product. 555895



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Through no fault of etrailer, the box was damaged and parts missing. Shipper issue. I'll get the bolts locally that were missing. 554238



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Great fit 555741



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fit great no problems 553881



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Installed as easily as advertised. Fifth wheel hitch attached as it should. Now can't wait to attach fifth wheel and get on the road. 549321



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This rail kit fit perfectly into the puck system of my Dodge Ram 3500. The etrailer install video was quite helpful! I needed to make a few small adjustments, so the rail kit fit perfectly and video demonstrated exactly how to get the job done! The folks at etrailer.com were extremely helpful when ordering the rail kit and helping to ensure it arrived when I needed it - thanks!! I will definitely order from them again! 546859



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This is a great product. Easy to install. Perfect for our 2014 Ram 3500. We were able to use our Reese hitch with no drilling. The box was in bad shape when it arrived but no damage to the adapter. Fast free shipping from etrailer!!! 545036



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etrailer started a family feud, I have a brother-in-law that works in business etrailer beat his prices. (he even called me a cheap-a$$) $90.00 is $90.00! The rail adapter worked great Just had to adjust the pucks up to tighten them up. 544821



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Best price, fast shipping, follow up E mail= great customer service! 539523



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I bought the Reese Adapter for my 2017 Ram 3500 with factory gooseneck/ fifth wheel prep. It arrived to my door in less than a week after ordering. Packaging was intact and wasn't beat to death. Previous reviews mentioned having to adjust some of the feet that drop into holes. I didn't have this problem at all. Once I unpacked everything, I dropped it in the factory holes in the bed, stood on the adapter while locking it in place. It was that simple! There wasn't any slop or unnecessary movement. My Patriot 5th wheel fit right into the Reese adapter. The only problem I had was the existing hitch pins I had weren't quite long enough. I ended up using the nuts and bolts that came with the Reese Adapter. This is a great product if you have the factory prep package on your truck. I can have this in and out of my truck in 15 minutes. Only downside is that the 5th wheel hitch has to come off the Adapter in order to remove the Adapter from the truck. However, it would require that you have more than 1 person to be able to lift it out and maneuver it out of the truck if everything was still together. The way it is now, I can do everything by myself. Great Product 523857



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Very easy install made minor adjustments fit perfectly also was delivered very quickly 522673



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The adapter arrived ahead of scheduled time. Absolutely no damage done in transport. Installation of it was very simple. Great working with etrailer. 521851


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  • In my opinion, the best way to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with the OEM fifth wheel prep package is to use a fifth wheel hitch that fits the in-bed pucks in your truck bed. You have several hitch options that will work, but my favorite is the B&W Companion 25K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3600. This hitch will drop right into the pucks in the truck bed and once it is removed, you will have full access to your bed. Curt also makes fifth wheel hitches for the...
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  • Recommendation for a Fifth Wheel Slider for 2016 Ram 2500 with OEM Prep Package
  • Good news, I can help you find what you need for your 2016 Ram 2500. The Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154 will allow you to mount a sliding hitch. It is important to note that this setup may still not give you the turning clearance you are looking for and you could instead go with a fixed hitch like # PS30121 and a Sidewinder, like the one that fits a Lippert 1621 box # RP61421 and has a weight rating of 19K, to accommodate that need. Sidewinders are designed to replace specific...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 RAM 3500 Short Bed w/ Puck System Towing 2015 Cedar Creek
  • Although many trailer manufacturers are now designing their trailers with the tapered fronts to be more aerodynamic and also to help increase turning clearance, our hitch manufacturers are still going to recommend using a hitch with a slider opposed to a stationary hitch. Using a slider helps to compensate for the reduced turning clearance on a short bed pickup. Since your 2016 Ram 3500 will be equipped with the puck system, I recommend going with the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch...
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  • Height Added by Use of Demco DM6099 Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel
  • According to my contact at Demco, their 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # DM6099 for the Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package will add only 1-3/4-inches of additional height to the hitch set-up, as compared to standard above-bed base rails. This additional height is about 1/2-inch more than typical above-bed base rails. If your reference point is the top of the puck openings in the bed then from there up to the top of the rail surface the distance according to my contact is approximately the 1-3/4-inches....
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  • Adapter to Install Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2018 Ram 3500 With Factory Prep Package
  • In order to use your Curt hitch in a 2018 Ram 3500 with the factory fifth wheel prep you were correct that you'd need an adapter. The Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package # RP30154 fits right into the puck system on your '18 Ram and locks in place; simply mount your Curt fifth wheel onto the adapter and you will be ready to tow. I've added a pair of video reviews of this adapter for you to take a look at.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for a 2014 Ram 2500 without Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2014 Ram 2500 without the factory prep package you can use Curt installation kit # C16427-104. The rails that are included with this kit will accept any Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley 5th wheel trailer hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • All 5th Wheel Hitch Options for Factory RAM Towing Prep Package
  • There are several 5th wheel hitches that will fit the factory RAM towing prep package hole pattern. I'll list out the options we offer below along with a few recommendations. The article you found was likely an old article. RAM sort of botched the release of their OEM 5th wheel package back in 2012/2013 and they started selling trucks with the factory mounting kit before a hitch was actually designed and released. The trucks were sold for about 6 months before a hitch was actually released....
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  • Ram OEM 5th Wheel Package Adapter Recommendation for Standard 5th Wheel Hitches
  • The adapter that your customer has for his 2011 Ford truck fifth wheel package will not work with the OEM fifth wheel package on the 2013 and 2014 Ram trucks. The OEM fifth wheel package on the Ram trucks have a different foot print, meaning the pucks in the truck bed are spaced further apart than the pucks on Ford trucks. If your customer chooses to go with a 2013 or 2014 Ram truck with the OEM fifth wheel package, then he will want the Reese Elite Series Rail Adapter, # RP30154. This...
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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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  • Compatibility of 5th Wheel Factory Prep Kits with 5th Wheel Hitches
  • The 5th wheel hitches we offer that fit specific factory-installed prep packages, such as the B&W # BWRVK3300 which is specific to the Ford factory prep, are limited to use in that prep kit. For the Ram factory prep package the B&W # BWRVK3600 offers the direct fit. The only truly universal type of 5th wheel hitch is the ISR type (industry standard rails) like # C16120 that will fit into any brand of standard above-bed rails. There are adapters that allow an ISR hitch to be installed...
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  • Does the Reese Ram OEM 5th Wheel Adapter # RP30154 Include the Feet
  • The Reese Ram OEM Fifth Wheel Adapter, # RP30154, includes the feet that insert into the pucks (factory slots) in the bed of your 2013 Ram 3500. You will not need to purchase any additional items with this adapter if your truck has the Dodge Ram OEM Fifth Wheel Prep Package. This adapter allows you to use a standard fifth wheel hitch that uses the industry standard above-bed base rails with your Dodge OEM Fifth Wheel package.
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  • Is Valley Power Pull Glider 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible w/ Prep Package on 2016 Ram 3500 6 Ft Bed
  • Let's start with the Valley hitch. If your Power Pull Glider uses industry standard rails, like part # RP58058, then you could use the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter, # RP30154, to mount your Valley fifth wheel in your 2016 Ram 3500. As for a Curt hitch, I would recommend the following sliding fifth wheel hitches, # C16521 for 16K, # C16536 for 20K, and # C16546 for 24K. These sliding hitches will require the use of Adapter Rail, # C16022. The factory prep packages do not include a 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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  • Best Fifth Wheel Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • The best option for a short bed truck like yours is to go with a Sidewinder as it will give you 22 more inches of pivot point clearance (much more than a slider hitch), and won't require you to get out and activate the slider mechanism of the fifth wheel hitch when you get to parking lot and then again when you are leaving the parking lot. The B and W Companion # BWRVK3600 will fit your Ram hitch prep package and would be an excellent option. Since you said you have a Lippert 1621HD...
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