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Lets you adapt your Reese Elite Series underbed base rails to work with any fifth-wheel trailer hitch that is rated at 15,000 lbs, 16,000 lbs or 20,000 lbs and attaches to standard, above-bed base rails. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP30156 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP30156

Lets you adapt your Reese Elite Series underbed base rails to work with any fifth-wheel trailer hitch that is rated at 15,000 lbs, 16,000 lbs or 20,000 lbs and attaches to standard, above-bed base rails.


Features:

  • Converts your Reese Elite Series underbed installation rails (sold separately) to standard, above-bed 5th-wheel base rails
    • Use a 5th-wheel trailer hitch that attaches to standard, above-bed rails
  • Mounts to Elite Series rails via Power Puck system
    • Unit drops into pucks and locks in place
    • No drilling or welding required
  • Black powder coated steel construction


Specs:

  • Application: Reese Elite Series underbed base rails
    • Also works with factory-installed 5th-wheel towing prep package from Ford
  • Accommodates: standard 5th-wheel trailer hitches with weight ratings of 15,000 lbs, 16,000 lbs, or 20,000 lbs
  • Maximum capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Whether you purchased the Elite Series underbed gooseneck hitch from Reese or bought the system as part of your new Ford Super Duty, this adapter is perfect if you want to add your standard, non-Elite Series fifth-wheel hitch into the mix. 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.



30156 Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Rail Kit Mounting Adapter for Attaching Standard Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitches



RP30156 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30156 Installation instructions


Video of Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter Review

Today we're going to review part number RP30156. This is the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for standard fifth wheel trailer hitches. This part is designed to work with an already installed Reese Signature Series Fifth Wheel Underbody kit. You can see we have four pucks installed here. inaudible 00:00:22 vehicle, we have them sit inside of the bed liner as well. Typically you would have to make a large cut out for it.

However in this truck and this part, we we're able to just get away with just four small holes and it sits on top of the bed liner, with plenty of clearance. Once it's assembled, it's very easy to install. Just make sure these handles are pointing towards the center, and when they're locked you can see how this turns facing to the puck that's installed in the truck. Just lay it into place, and then make sure these handles are open all the way, to make sure that it's set into place. Then push the handles in. There should be some resistance as you push it in.

Once it's in place, use the snap rings to help lock it. You could also use your favorite padlock if you want to. When you assemble this, it's a good idea to get access to the jam nut right here to help make sure everything is tightened down properly. The part number for the wrench we're using is 58276. With our Underbed Rail Adapter installed, let's go ahead and put the fifth wheel hitch into place.

After we put our fifth wheel hitch into place, we'll go ahead and install the pins and clips. So our hitch will mount up to our adapter plate just like it would if it had rails already installed in the bed going across. That will finish it for review of part number RP30156 from Reese. .


Customer Reviews

Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs - RP30156

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (178 Customer Reviews)

Lets you adapt your Reese Elite Series underbed base rails to work with any fifth-wheel trailer hitch that is rated at 15,000 lbs, 16,000 lbs or 20,000 lbs and attaches to standard, above-bed base rails.

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Thanks for the help with getting the adapter. This is how the job ended up with the under bed mount and adapter to the standard fifth wheel. 123262


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The adapter has been working great. Gives me the flat floor I wanted and I didnt have to buy a different fifth wheel.

Ron G - 04/01/2015

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We ordered this for our 2016 Ford F-350. The part comes unassembled, but with instructions that are easy to follow. I did have to adjust after assembly to fit our truck properly. ( The instructions state you may have to adjust ). If you get this I will recommend that you get the wrench, it would have made the adjustments easier. My hitch dropped right in the slots and pinned right in place. NOTE: the pins for the hitch are not included, so order them if you do not have them. The adapter does not rest on the bed, only on the FORD under bed adapter. 233786


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Everything is working like it is supposed to. I do not see excessive rusting, the paint is holding well.

Alan A - 12/13/2016

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My new F350 didn't have the under bed 5th wheel mount and I didn't want to use the rails that bolt across the bed. I bought the Reese under bed parts, Reese adapter, new legs for the hitch and a bed mat and installed it myself. I drilled through the dimples in the bed, bolted in the under bed parts and everything lined up nice. Since I went from a short bed to a long bed I didn't need the slider legs so I replaced them with fixed legs. When the hitch and adapter are out of the bed, nothing is in the way on the floor. I like it. 243480



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Just installed the Reese Rail Adapter in my 2015 Ford F-350. It fits the factory 5th wheel prep package perfectly. The only issue I had was with fine tuning the latches (trial and error) but even so, this was a breeze to install (15-20 minutes). As always the shipping is FAST! I had the kit at my door two days after ordering. 160026



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I cannot express to you how happy I was with the ordering process+ the help I got getting the right product. I bought a 5th wheel adapter for my new Ford F350 superduty 8ft. box to fit an older hitch. The adapter plate arrived 2 days after the order was placed. The plate took me 25 min. to install. Thanks for the help! PS Great fit up. 147766


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Its been a year, It really makes for easy hitch installation removal. when out I have an unobstructed bed floor. Great product!

Hermann O - 08/20/2015

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The product worked great. With just a little bit of assembly my husband was able to install the adapter in under 30 minutes. Our Curt 5th wheel hitch dropped right into place. Excellent ! 208134


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The product is excellent. Easy in and out. I pull 2 large trailers 5th wheel and goose neck There are no issues swapping back and forth. I would recommend installing at least one pad lock on the cam lock arms. Have a friend who had his stolen from his truck. It wasnt locked.

Sandra R - 06/28/2016

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Just installed the Reese Underbed Rail Adapter in my 2013 Ford F-350 truck. It fit the factory 5th wheel prep option perfectly. Used it with a Husky EZ Roller Hitch, which I already had, real nice matchup. I ordered the adapter from Etrailer.com, the people there are very friendly and helpful. Got the part in 3 work days. Very happy with the part and the service. 79386


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The trailer adapter plate has worked out great. Ive been extremely satisfied.

Ken R - 05/15/2014

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Installation was slightly problematic but nothing that couldn't be overcome with some patience. Instructions say a 1 1/2 inch socket, but I don't know where one would fit. Get yourself a crescent wrench that will adjust to that large size if you don't have a combination box/open end that size. Instructions were fairly straightforward. I had a little difficulty adjusting the anchor bushings to match the pucks in the truck bed, but finally got there. It also took a few tries to adjust the tee pins (half turn at a time, reinsert lynch pin) so that the locking handles tightened down properly without having to use too much or too little force. All in all I'm very happy because there was no drilling in my brand new F250. It does make the hitch sit a few inches higher in the bed of the truck, so your 5th wheel may have to be lowered and/or pin box raised. But I'm sure that will vary with each person's truck & trailer combo. 429793



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Installed in 2015 F250 with factory prep pkg. Fit was perfect with only minor adjustment to handles needed. Matched up to my DrawTite 5th wheel and Kwik Slide perfectly. Shipping was fast and tracking details were excellent. Etrailer stays on top of the order all the way. 180934


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Has been in and out of truck 4 times with no problems. Excellent product

Mike C - 03/25/2016

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We purchased a new Ford F350 which was equipped with a 5th wheel hitch prep package from Reese. As our Curt hitch was only a year old we had to convert it to the prep package. The adapter made the job easy. 58309


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All is working well. It makes it easy to take the hitch in and out so we have use of the bed of the truck.

Joe B - 04/29/2014

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Reese part number 30156 was received properly packaged and in good condition. It was easy to assemble and install in the bed of the 2015 Ford F250. It is a perfect fit for my Reese 16K slider fifth wheel hitch. 207290


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I am still using the item on my hitch. Working fine.

TexDriven - 06/24/2016

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when pushing lock handles it takes some force, metal digs into palm of hand. maybe they need to put some kind of rubber over the handle. this is a great product, saves a lot of money from buying a new fifth wheel 131137


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excellent

DAVE M - 05/18/2015

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Very easy to install, I didn't curse or throw a tool putting it together! It really looks good with my old hitch in my new 2012 F-350 Lariat. I haven't towed my RV as of yet, but I will let y'all know how that goes when we go camping next weekend. Attached are some pics. 59638



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This Reese product is stout, easy to assemble, and matched up correctly with my Reese 16K Pro Series slider 5th wheel hitch. The adjustments mentioned in the other reviews and in the installation manual took a little bit longer for me, but they were simple and well explained, I just had to keep adjusting all the jam nuts on the pucks until they all fit in the holes easily. Took maybe 45 minutes total. When I ordered it, the phone was answered by a woman, I was concerned because I had some questions about the adapter, whether my hitch would fit, etc. " CS " answered all my questions, looked up some info for me. Great job, always good service at etrailer. 365880



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Reese's Under Rail Adapter RP30156 is very easy to assemble and to install. Instructions provided are well written reducing the assemble time to les than five minutes. Installation took longer due to the snug fit between the trucks underbed rails and the adapter's pins. Etrailer's delivery time is outstanding as well as their customer support team. They were very helpful in identifying the correct adapter match. 331034



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Product was received within a few days. Assembly was easy. A few minor adjustments to get the unit to lock in the pucks properly and you're ready to set the hitch. The only issue you have to be aware of is your hitch height so your trailer is as close to being level as possible. This raises your hitch a couple of inches whcih made my trailer not level. I could not lower the 5th wheel hitch any lower. This is the only reason I gave this a 4 star rating and not a five. I am looking into a new hitch which I am sure will be purchased through etrailer. The support you receive from etrailer is 5 star. 498691



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The product was delivered on time, 3 days as promised. Nothing was missing from the box. Easy to put together took me about 10min, adjusting it to fit my truck was easy. It is worth the money, I would recommend this product. This is defiantly the way to go if you don't want to spend big bucks on a completely new 5th wheel system.i used my older 5th wheel slider from reese lined right up, this product saved me about $800. The guy i talked to was very helpful, knowledgeable and great customer service. Keep up the great work etrailer. will defiantly be shopping from here again. 484342



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I have been a customer of etrailer for years. I guess that you get to know a company when things go wrong. I ordered this 5th wheel hitch adapter and needed a quick delivery. Well, I received the adapter on time but it was missing parts. I don't think that it was etrailers fault but the manufacturers. What I have a problem with is when I informed etrailer of the error I was told that it would take 1-2 weeks to get me what I was missing. I needed this early - it's why I paid for an early delivery. I might be forced to return this and go get what I need from someone else. 428661



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A few minor adjustments and it fit like a glove. 133850


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Working great thanks

Daniel G - 06/02/2015

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Easy install. Looks professional. 206999


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Great. Easy installation

Joel - 06/24/2016

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I just purchased a Ford Super Duty with the factory integrated 5th wheel mount package. As a result, I needed to either upgrade my 5th wheel hitch, or purchase the Reese adapter (RP30156). I chose to buy the adapter as my hitch was still in fine shape. The adapter went together in less than 30 minutes and fit perfectly into my Ford. The only thing one should consider in going this route is that you raise the plate height of your hitch by 3 or 4 inches when using the adapter. etrailer's service was superb as always and shipping was VERY fast. 429204



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Great Price, Fast free Shipping, Phone ordered and etrailer was excellent with fitment applications. Ordered this for my 2017 F-350 which has the Ford 5th wheel prep package. It assembles easy with clear instructions and tips for mounting. Sturdy, strong and durable. Easy to remove when not towing. Great product from the great people at etrailer. Saved me the money to replace my entire 5th wheel hitch. I kept my Reese 16K hitch which mounts to this adapter. Thanks etrailer!!! 425819



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The frame holes for the hitch tabs were too tight on one side and the opening in the frame needed to be filed in order to accommodate the hitch. Also, I would recommend leaving the Jam Nuts loose until the frame is placed in the bed as it allows for some bed variability and you will never get it right by tightening down everything and then trying to fit it. All in all it provides a very clean hitch adapter for my 2015 ford F250 with the factory Fifth Wheel Prep package. 167383



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Very easy install. Excellent alternative to purchasing a new hitch. Thanks. 543137



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It was hard to tell from the pictures but this item uses the handles to rotate the locking clevis and is as easily removable as the OEM equipment! The fit was fantastic and assembly only took about 15 minutes. Big savings being able to continue using my Pro series 15k. 35599



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Fit perfectly. Katherine made it super easy to order and was a big help ensuring it shipped in time for our big plans for the weekend! The directions don’t do the best job explaining that the “T-bolts” can be loosened from the nut to customize their length; making a perfect fit into the pucks. I first tightened them as far as they go and worried it wouldn’t fit. They can be loosened as long as the retaining rod will still fit through the “T-bolt” 501932



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Easy assembly & installation. Nice adap ter. 400074



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I installed the adapter RP30156 into my 2012 F 350, which had the factory 5th wheel prep package. I installed my Husky 16K EZ Roller hitch onto the adapter. I did drop the hitch head down by approximately 2 inches. Overall project went well and I didn't have to buy a new hitch! 40537


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I also have a EZ roller husky hitch and want to make sure it will fit the adapter was yours husky part number 07046 that is the part number I have? Thank youRich

-- comment by: Richard G - 04/09/2013

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The slots for the tabs that you pin down are 22 inches apart front to back. From left to right, the inner set measure 20-1/2 inches and the outer set measures 29 inches. Check the measurements against the tabs on your Husky Roller and make sure they match up.

-- Patrick B - 4/23/2013


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Great product, great price. Easy to assemble, and fit right into my factory Ford puck system as it should. Simplified my delima of what to do with my hitch after trading in my old truck, and refitting to my new truck. 464195



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Great design, easy to install seems solid with the hitch and trailer hooked up to it. My only gripe is the fact that it raises the hitch up 2.5 inches. With an older lower trailer it kinda forces it to sit offset, I lowered the hitch as low as I could, bit it's still too tall. If you have a setup like that you will be better off getting the oem legs for your hitch that will fit your prep package. 502424



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Just purchase a new f-350 with factory prep. For fifth wheel.I needed a adapter to adapt my curt hitch to the connection points on the new ford.This adapter plate fit perfect.Delivery was quick.Instructions were easy to read.Product was quick to install- less than 10 minutes. 65342


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Jerry, I have a Curt slider. Do you think this will work for me?

-- comment by: Steve J - 07/30/2013

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If it is the Curt R20 or Curt R16 slider, you would be fine with this adapter.

-- Patrick B - 7/31/2013

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Everything is still working great ,No problems at all.

-- comment by: Jerry - 02/12/2014

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Fast shipping, received it in one day, easy to assembly,adjustment to fit took a few tries, don't know if the 5th wheel puck wasn't level or the rail adapter wasnt welded flat, had to loosen pin screws to the max to get it to lock,took several tries to get it adjusted. Hope when I hook up the trailer it will help level things out. Seems to be a good for my needs, installing on a 2017 F250 527489



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We had our dealer install the RP30156. They were more than satisfied with the product. We had a 2014 F350 and installed this to make our Reese 5th wheel hitch work in our 2018 F350. 466781



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Received the 5th wheel adapter on time . Took about 15 minutes to assembly, then it took about 15 more minutes to adjust . My husky 5th wheel slider fit perfect .Thank you so much. 407440



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Looks great easy instructions to put together and install in truck have not pulled with it yet fast delivery. I purchased this adaptor for my 2015 f350 king ranch with factory prep . 171979



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I bought this to use with a husky easy roller 16k fifth wheel hitch. This adapter was a perfect fit. Very easy to assemble and install. I did the whole assembly and install in less than an hour! 75591


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with your easy roller sitting on the adapter does it raise it above the height of the bed? i have a cover i want to use when im unhitched and would prefer not to take hitch out. thanks

-- comment by: mike t - 10/26/2014

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Cathy T. helped me with this order to get it installed on my Ford truck. The product comes with very simple instructions and mounts in my truck perfectly. I'd make sure to have a wrench that will fit the 1 1/2 nut that fastens the mounts to the frame of the adapter. Nice product and great customer service as usual. Clean installation, easy to remove/install once assembled. 511977



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Installed slider hitch with quick removal base. Also fit's and works great. 153449


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Do you have trouble getting the slider to latch with the camper attached?

-- comment by: Greg - 07/20/2015

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I bought this for my husband's 2015 Ford 250 pickup. The product came right away. The installation was easy. He likes the fact that when you take the hitch out that there are no rails on the bed. It is heavy duty, well made, and nicely painted. We have not had an opportunity to use the hitch yet, but so far everything has been great. 186255



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The Adapter fit the truck F 350 fine but the hitch didin't fit into the adapter. My Reese hitch was a older slider (1998) and would not allow pins to be installed due to binding. I had to upgade a portion of my slider hitch (side railles) to allow this setup to work. Assembly of the adapter was easy and it was delivered on time. 203714



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Received the product and was able to put together, install and adjust for proper fit in 45 minutes. Should of been about 30, if it wasn't for my own mishaps. Saved a bunch of money using old fifth wheel hitch instead of buying new hitch with ford pick system. Highly recommend product if your not interested in buying new hitch 388887



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I got the adapter a day early which I appreciate and it went together rather easy. I didn't have 1-1/2" open end wrench so I had to find one of those buteverything was fine. I haven't tried pulling my RV yet but it should be OK. Thanks for your fine service and friendly sales folks. It was great doing business with you. 61190



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Great product to adapt my current reese hitch to a new truck with the built in fifth wheel under-mount system. Arrived in great shape. Easy to assemble and adjust. Great price and free shipping!! Madison P. was excellent at satisfactorily resolving my concerns with pricing prior to placing the order. 542853



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I upgraded to a 2018 ford f350 with a puck system I called Daniel and told him what I needed to do and he verified that the adapter would work for my hitch I received it on time and put it together with no problems thanks to everyone at etrailer for such good service I will be using etrailer again. 522892



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Product works well with my under-the-bed bracket assembly and 20K 5th wheel hitch. The only issue I see is that it raises the hitch height up a bit so an adjustment may need to be made to your current hitch or even the king pin assembly on your camper to provide for a more desirable and level camper setup. 285445



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The Reese fifth wheel adaptor appears to be well made. Assembly was simple, however the instructions, if followed exactly, create the need to loosen lock nuts that were tightened in an earlier step to adjust the adaptor to fit into the factory mount. Otherwise a great product and will work well. 449131



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As usual, support from etrailer is OUTSTANDING. Order, shipping, and most important support follow-up was perfect. etrailer will have my business far into the future. My new 5th wheel hitch fit my Ford F350 PERFECTLY. My first hitch/tow confirmed my expectations, NO PROBLEMS. Thank You ron 353514



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I purchased this for my 2017 Ford F350 with the under bed rail system. I have a Pull Rite slider that this fits perfectly for. I was a little concerned about the two working together, however after talking with the very knowledgeable people of etrailer, I knew I had picked the right rail kit. 413207



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I purchased this for my 2017 Ford F350 with the under bed rail system. I have a Pull Rite slider that this fits perfectly for. I was a little concerned about the two working together, however after talking with the very knowledgeable people of etrailer, I knew I had picked the right rail kit. 413201



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eTrailer was great to work with. As a matter of fact I originally order the incorrect part and they replaced it with no penalties. I only had to pay the additional shipping. As for the product there isn't much to say as the name brand Reese speaks for its self....always great quality products. 192399


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  • There are two available alternatives. You can use a 5th wheel hitch that's designed to drop right into the pucks, or you can use an adapter that sits in the pucks and provides industry standard bed rails for a standard 5th wheel hitch to attach to. First the puck mounts. If you have the short bed, you'll want to use a sliding hitch, like the Reese Elite Series Slider, part # RP30144 which will drop right into the pucks. The hitch has an 18K capacity. For a long bed truck, use the stationary...
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  • Will PullRite SuperGlide Work with Reese Universal Rail Adapter
  • The Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter # RP30156 was designed for Reese hitches, but it is possible that your PullRite SuperGlider hitch will fit. You will need to measure the center to center and front to back distances between the mounting tabs on the hitch where it would normally attach to rails. If the side to side distance on center between the mounting feet is 20-5/8 inches or 29 inches and the front to back distance is 21-13/16 inches on center, then your PullRite glider hitch will...
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  • Comparing Curt and Reese 5th Wheel Hitches for Use with a 2012 Ram 3500 8' Bed
  • When it comes to choosing the best 5th wheel hitch everybody has a subjective opinion based on their experience and the experience of people they know or have spoken with. Most 5th wheel hitch manufacturers have good/better/best choices so if someone were to use a good option from Curt but a better option from Reese (or vice versa) that would influence their opinion. For example, when you input your 2012 Ram 3500 into our fitguide the first couple of options that pop up are from Curt...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Andersen Ultimate fifth wheel adapters are nice but they aren't ideal for short bed trucks as they will not give the needed clearance to make tight turns. What I would recommend is the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550038 which fits the factory rail kit package without the use of an adapter and automatically slides back as you make tight turns to provide you with the needed clearance to make sharp turns. This hitch also has a 21k capacity.
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  • Reese Sidewinder Pivoting Pin Box to Increase 5th Wheel Turning Clearance in Short Bed F-250
  • You are correct that a short-bed truck like your 2017 Ford F-250 (with 6-3/4-foot bed and factory rail kit) typically requires a sliding type hitch in order to have enough turning clearance to avoid the 5th wheel trailer's overhang from suddenly 'making friends' with the rear window in your cab. The slider hitches specified for your truck are shown on the page I linked for you. You are also indeed right that the weight of 5th wheel hitches can make them a pain to remove from the truck...
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  • Would the Reese 16k 5th Wheel Hitch Part # RP30051 fit the Elite Rail Adapter # RP30156
  • Yes, the Reese Elite Adapter part # RP30156 that you referenced will install in the hitch prep package of your Ford F350 and any industry standard rail slider hitch like the Reese Hitch part # RP30051 would be compatible with it. I attached review videos for both products.
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  • Adapter To Install Existing Reese 5th Wheel Hitch In 2012 Ford F-350 Dually w/ OEM Prep Package
  • For mounting above bed fifth-wheel hitches on your 2012 Ford F-350 dually, we have the Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter, # RP30156. The Reese Adapter will attach to the factory Gooseneck prep package and is designed for customers who have an existing 5th wheel hitch and a factory gooseneck/fifth-wheel prep package. Please note that if you have a 6-3/4 foot bed, it is recommended to use a sliding fifth-wheel hitch to have clearance when making sharp turns. For in-bed wiring, we have...
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  • Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-350 w/ Factory Puck System Towing 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer
  • Although the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, # RP58079, will not work with the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter, # RP30156, I do have a solution for you. Instead, I recommend going with the Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Head Kit, # RP30138, in your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory puck system. This offers a bolt-in, no drill installation which means you won't have to drill into the frame of your truck. Just one hole in the bed for the gooseneck...
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  • Recommended Aftermarket System To Get Factory Style Pucks For Clean Bed In 2016 Ford F-250 6-3/4 Ft
  • For your 2016 Ford F-250, to get the factory style system I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Hitches # RP30126. This is a custom fit for your truck. You partner that with the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs, # RP30144 which is the only sliding hitch designed for that factory system. You will want a sliding hitch with your 6-3/4 foot bed to ensure...
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  • What Fifth-Wheel Adapter Will Work for Curt Q20 in 2017 Ford F-350 With Prep Package?
  • You are absolutely correct that both adapters, the Curt Legs, # C16017, and the Reese Elite, # RP30156, will work with the Curt Q20, # C16130, on your new 2017 Ford F-350 with the Ford Hitch Prep Kit. As for ease of use when you want to transfer your hitch between trucks, the Reese is going to be much simpler because the Curt will require you to bolt and unbolt the legs each time, which won't be necessary when using the Reese. I've attached links to video reviews of these products which...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2012 Ford F250 w/ Factory Fifth Wheel Prep Kit
  • Because your F250 is not a long bed model, I would highly recommend you go with the Reese Elite Series w/ Slider, part # RP30144. Although the current trailer you are looking at has a v-type nose on it that might work okay with the # RP30142 and have proper clearance for making turns, having the sliding hitch would allow you more flexibility in the event you switched to a different fifth wheel in the future. Both the Reese Elite Series w/ Slider # RP30144 and the non-sliding model,...
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  • Will PullRite SuperGlide Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Ford F-350 With Factory Rail Kit
  • It would depend on the model Pullrite Superglide hitch you have. If it uses industry standard rails then you would need an adaptor like part # RP30156. This would lock into the puck system in the bed of the F-350 and allow you to attach the hitch. If you have a hitch that does not use industry standard rails, we do not have a rail kit that would work for you. If your SuperGlide does not use standard rails you may want to order a truck without the factory under bed kit and then contact...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 DRW With the Factory Puck System
  • Since your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty has the Dual Wheels, there is another solution for you to tow a gooseneck trailer. Since the factory puck system on your F-350 should already have a center puck for a gooseneck hitch ball all you will need to do is install the Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit # RP30137. This hitch ball will pop in and pop out of your bed without having to reach inside your wheel-well to unlatch the locking mechanism like you would with the B&W Turnoverball Underbed...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Ford F-250 with Factory Prep Package
  • The king pin is the large pin on the trailer. For a 5th wheel trailer hitch that will fit the 2012 Ford F-250 with the factory prep package you have a couple of options. First, the prep package was designed for use with the Reese Elite Series 5th wheel hitches. If you have a long bed truck use # RP30142 with an 18k capacity or # RP30871 with a 26.5k capacity. If you have a short bed then you will need a slider, # RP30144, with an 18k capacity. The other option is to use an adapter,...
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  • Mounting a Pullrite SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch # 2700 in a 2014 F-250 With 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • You are correct. The Pullrite SuperGlide Fifth Wheel Hitch, # 2700, requires the industry standard above bed base rails to mount in a truck bed. The Reese Elite Series Adapter, # RP30156, provides the mounting slots for fifth hitches that use industry standard base rails on Ford Super Duty trucks with the OEM fifth wheel prep package. The SuperGlide hitch will use the inner mounting slots (see photo) on the adapter. This adapter is not permanently installed in your truck, so you can...
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  • Will the Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter work with a Ford OEM 5th Wheel Prep Kit and Reese Slider
  • The Reese Mounting Adapter Rail Kit, # RP30156, will work with the Reese 18K square tube slider hitch, # RP30084, in the Ford tow prep kit that is in your 2012 F-450. Since you now have an 8 foot bed you will most likely have no need for the slider function of the # RP30084 hitch. This means you can just leave the hitch in the towing position all the time, or, if noise is an issue with the slider portion of the hitch, you can replace the slider unit with standard legs, # RP30727. The...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250
  • If the 2016 Ford F-250 has the factory hitch prep package you would only need the part # RP30156 so that you could install your Reese 16k hitch. If your new truck does not have the hitch prep package you would need a rail kit designed for your truck. For that you would want the part # DM8552000-71. This is a custom install rail kit that will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling.
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