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Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Hardware included. Base rails sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP50081 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP50081

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Brackets
  • Reese
  • Custom

Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Hardware included. Base rails sold separately.


Features:

  • Custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • Base rails (RP58058 - sold separately) sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Vehicle-specific brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Minimizes drilling and measuring
    • Cuts installation time in half when compared with universal bracket systems
  • Kit includes custom brackets and hardware
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • 5-Year limited warranty


50081 Reese Custom Quick Installation Brackets

Installation Details RP50081 Installation instructions


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Video of Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit RP50081 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Reese Quick Install Custom Bracket Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2004-2014 Ford F150 trucks, all bed sizes. And on a custom fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show you if this part will work for your application.Now, these are custom installation brackets that will mount beneath your truck bed. They provide the attachment points right here, for fifth wheel rails. These are vehicle-specific brackets.

They're designed to mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame, so that will help minimize drilling and measuring, cut your installation time in half when compared with the universal bracket systems.Now, the base rails that attach to these, that'll sit in the truck bed, they allow the installation of the fifth wheel trailer hitch. We do sell those separately. It's part number RP58058. And just to show you, I happened to pull one of those. Here's one of the rails.

They come as a set of two. But here's what the rails would look like that attach to these brackets. And then, these rails allow the fifth wheel to drop into your truck bed.Now, in this part, the kit will include the custom bracket shown here. All the mounting hardware, and even a nice set of detailed instructions that describe how to install everything. You'll notice the finish on these is a black powder coat finish.

Helps resist corrosion.But that should do it for the review on the Reese Quick Install Custom Bracket Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches.


Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP50081

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (364 Customer Reviews)

Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Hardware included. Base rails sold separately.

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It made it very Easy to install my fifth wheel in my truck .. 209596


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It was best Purchase I made for get Fifth wheel hitch on my Truck. Handle loaded very good , thanks Etrailer
Dan H - 07/05/2016

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Package arrived sooner then expected. Dealing with rain again. So I'm on hold for a few days. Quality looks great. 882610



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Easy to install fast shipping great communication from etrailers. 718697



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I used them quite a bit seem to be holding up good. Much nicer than drilling holes and doing it the old way. 656491


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Still as expected, used frequently holds up good
Scott B - 06/12/2020

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Very helpful on the phone and fast shipping.great people all around. 637486



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Great product everything I order was in the box and love the shipping it was very fast 614841



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very fast service, thank you 490523



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Quality part 377682



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perfect fit! 277143



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Always great service! Glad I found your site. 226018



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easy instalation and great instructions very happy did not have to drill any holes in my frame great product.installed in about 4hrs with no help ,whith help maybe 2hrs redy to pull trailer 200169



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easy instalation and great instructions very happy did not have to drill any holes in my frame great product 200168



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they will make installing the hitch so much easier 167949



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Product is good but I had to wait just over one month to receive it after I ordered it!!! Keep this in mind if you have trips planned as I did. 132872



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Super fast shipping! Everything was as expected!! Thanks!! Will order from again!! 46867



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My 5th Wheel Rails came with Universal "L" brackets but these brackets seem much stronger and also look good on the truck. The main reason I purchased these was because it uses existing holes in the truck frame to mount. I didn't want to make holes that may not line up. These worked perfect for my 2006 Ford F-150. One advice I can give, buy some "ratcheting" open end wrenches and attaching the rails to these brackets becomes much better since there isn't enough room for a socket between the frame. 9315



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Easy to install and works great. 572496



- RP50064
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Easy installation 419483



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Fits great, quick install. 311988



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One rail has bow in it to where I have to use a jack to reinstall 5 th wheel, had it checked by dealer and was told holes where off where it comes through the bed 468552



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The kit arrived within a few days-very happy about that. very easy to install. the directions were clear and pictures good. I went to the trouble of using a sharpie to mark the part numbers on everything before I started just to keep to all straight. I would note that on the 2017 F350 diesel the only problem bolt was on the driver side inline with the DEF tank. long skinny arms with flexible wrist is ideal (not what I have). I would also suggest taping the shims onto the outboard frame brackets to save yourself some frustrations. otherwise they are difficult to get and keep in place, especially on the driver side. the two nuts that go inside the frame tube come on/with a nice handle although a bit light on the wield. here again save yourself and tape the shims on before you try to insert two things into that hole, align and fasten the bolt-by yourself. I used an extension with wobble head and socket to turn the bolt while holding the nut "assembly" in place. I did remove the rear wheels and fender well liner-a must. Lastly, great customer service on the phone. Pleasant and patient answering questions. Wayde C - Montana 356688


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Still love the product. Thank you for checking back.
Wayde C - 03/21/2018

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The hitch install kit is a good product. It took about six hours to install because my installer had never put this kit on the new Ford with the aluminum box before and he wanted it to be right. There was some issues with the fit on the frame. Little things like welds not ground down and getting it to fit tight to the frame of the truck. He was able to fix all of the issues with out any problems. Just a little longer installation time is needed to insure a proper fit than we expected. Overall, a good product. I would buy this hitch installation kit again, and I do recommend it. 480261



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The product is well built with good material my only problem is the installation instructions are poor 598743


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If you use the link below, you can see an install video that should fill in anything you werent clear about..
-- Mike L - 01/21/2019

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This is an awesome product. No frame drilling required and everything fit perfect. Glad I found this on etrailer. 443569


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Everything is fine after a year. Great product.
Marlin G - 10/17/2018

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    Yes, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit # RP50081 will fit your 2013 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed; you will need to use Base Rails # RP58058 with this kit. The brackets and rails can also be purchased together at part # RP50081-58. Keep in mind that towing a fifth wheel with a 5-1/2 foot bed will require your trailer have a Sidewinder, and for the fifth wheel hitch you use to be a fixed hitch that is compatible with a Sidewinder. For this I strongly recommend the Reese Select...
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  • Can Old Base Rails Be Re-Used On a 2013 Ford F-150
    The installation of a set of base rails will be dependent on the exact kit you are using, the frame brackets in particular so I would need this info in order to assist. That said, the older Ford trucks used universal install kits which required you to drill into the frame whereas the new Ford trucks have custom fit kits which install using pre-drilled holes. I do not recommend using the universal install kits nor is this always an option but I do still have an option for you that won't...
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  • Which Custom Fifth Wheel Hitch Mounting Bracket Kit for 2011 Ford F150
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    To mount the Reese fifth wheel hitch and rails in your 2004 Ford F-150, you can use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit, # RP50081. Using custom brackets will nearly cut your installation time in half compared to universal brackets. You will also want to replace the hardware that attaches the base rails to the frame mounted brackets. For this you can use Replacement Hardware Kit for Fifth Wheel Base Rails, # RP58430.
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    We have fifth wheel rail kits that fit your 2009 Ford F-150 like the Reese kit part # RP50081-58 which is a custom fit kit and will work well, but the Curt kit you mentioned is not a fit. For just the brackets of this kit you'd want part # RP50081 but you should note that we don't recommend mixing rail and bracket manufacturers.
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Brackets for a 2011 Ford F-150 5-1/2 Foot Bed with Reese Rails and Hitch
    For a 2011 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 foot bed and Reese 5th wheel rails you would need custom brackets # RP50081. With this kit the instructions, linked for you, state to measure from the rear edge of the bed, not the tailgate, forward 50-15/16 inches. This is where the back edge of the FRONT rail will be. You would then use the hitch to place the rear rail. You will also need hardware kit # RP58430 since none of the rail hardware is meant to be reused. With the 5-1/2 foot bed you will...
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