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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

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



RP50081 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP50081 Installation instructions


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   (277 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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Quality part 377682



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very fast service, thank you 490523



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perfect fit! 277143



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Always great service! Glad I found your site. 226018



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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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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 installation 419483



- RP50074

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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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- RP50064

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Very fast service. Shipped the same day we ordered 493436



- RP56007-53

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I have always had great service from etrailer, have not installed hitch yet but all packaging was in good shape and all parts and hardware are included. If I have any problem I'm sure the people at etrailer will be there as they have been with my orders in the past. 499909



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Great selection, prices and lightning fast shipping 481586



- RP50082

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great response and fast delivery very good to work with thanks 575949



- RP50066

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The products are just what I ordered. They came in a timely fashion. 60627



- RP50074

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Heavy duty! Much better than the universal L style frame mount brackets. No frame drilling!! 480216



- RP56007-53

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My new 5th wheel hitch works great and th install went really good. All parts were shipped correctly and Etrailer was great to work with. Thank you. 497783



- RP50074-58

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Very easy to install. Measure twice, drill once. I used every piece of galvanic corrosion tape to protect the aluminum bed in the kit, probably could have used a little more. Even though I painted the edge of the holes after drilling, maybe some sort of insulator could be used there also. 543657



- RP50066

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I agree with the other reviews, allow yourself extra time and patience when installing this kit. It fit perfectly without drilling any holes in my new truck frame. Some of the bolts are near impossible to catch. It took me about 3-4 hours to install. Find someone to help who has skinny arms and long fingers....anyone who has installed this will agree. I am glad I used this instead of the universal "L" brackets, it was well worth the effort. 17953



- RP56007-53

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The hitch and mounting kit work fine for hauling my fifth wheel. The drilless mounting kit did not look like it fit correctly, the numbers and product were correct for my truck, I decided to install several bolts making it a bolt on kit. The overall assembly ans installation was a bit time consuming and needed two people to help move the parts and keep it true, but a year later and it still slips in and out without any issues. The mechanics of the hitch are still funtional and there is little to no play with in the hitch after thousands of miles used. Overall it is a hitch and preforms great. Downside is the weight of the unit making it impossible to SAFELY move with one person. 268564



- RP50082

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These Brackets Installed quick and very little trouble.Very Happy 161669



- RP50074

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I have purchased products from etrailer a few different times. I am always impressed how quickly it comes to my home. The product fit and worked great with detailed instructions and helpful video. I think where etrailer sets themselves apart from other online vendors is the customer service. I had some questions and I spoke with Bill on a couple of different occasions and he made me feel as if I was at my hometown hardware store. Thanks much, I have nothing but good to say about etrailer, their products and their people. 365776



- RP50074-58

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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



- RP50066

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It sure saved me a lot of time and drilling from the last time I used universal brackets. If this is your first time to install a hitch I would double the installation time. The bracket works great but reaching some of the bolts can be tough. 40724



- RP50074-58

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As it should be. One person install, about 4 hours. With two people, hour to hour& half on a new or pressure cleaned vehicle. 364506



- RP50026

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Works great!!! Shipping was a little slow I ordered on a Thursday it was not shiped till Monday. 285594


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So far so good, Slow shipping was shipped 4 days after i was ordered caused us to miss a trip camping.

Bob L - 08/20/2017

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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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Great rail kit. Fairly simple install. The instructions are easy to follow. I did not have to remove spare or rear wheels to install. Only had to have helper for the two bolts in the third row. Hint, tape the u spacers to the long handle nut that goes inside the bed cross member. I did install rails in my previous truck (seventeen years ago) so I kind of knew what to expect. Frame brackets are a lot better now. 380705


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working as expected. should last my lifetime

SteveFL - 05/15/2018

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I have installed a rail system in the past, but was surprised by this one. It's plug and play with pre drilled holes that match your vehicle for less drilling. High quality steel with all the accessories needed to complete the installation. 473739



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Very happy how soon the product I ordered was at my door step. 3 days after I ordered it. Put the base to my 5th wheel on my 2017 250 diesel sd took me around 5 hrs, would have been faster with 2 people. The base fit my husky 16k prefect when I done torquing all the bolts. Going to use this hitch to pull my 29.5 Durango EZ 1500. 550285



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Item is as advertised and received when promised. It was easy to install but should have two people so one can be under pickup and one in the bed of the box. Instructions were adequate but I would recommend you enlarge the main drawing to provide an easier to read picture. 440203



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Took a little time to receive this, due to supplier or just the new model of the truck. ( it did take a couple of months for the bed-bolt socket to become available before I could get the bed liner). Could not find a video for this product installed but the instructions were great and the install went smooth. I did remove the spare and rear wheels. No problems with wires or hoses and the only nut that was close to being hard to get to was driver side front and it was not bad. This was my first install of this type product and my hitch fits better than my previous truck that I had paid to install. Hooked up to my 30' camper, took for a test drive and I'm back in the camping business. Other than the wait, I can't imagine a better deal. 335454



- RP50066

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Well priced. Shipped quickly. Printed instructions, coupled with website video installations, made DIY very easy. Very simple setup, but a couple bolt areas were difficult to reach, and in my case, my wife was able to assist me to reach these areas. Total install took a few hours with minimal tools. Asked one question by e-mail and was answered next day prior to purchase. 78932


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Easy to follow instructions, install involved removing a factory heat shield, which wasnt easy, but was completed. Small hands made a hard to reach area easier to thread a nut onto a bolt, all other locations were easy to complete. No problems a year after install. Etrailer had been prompt, easy to contact by email prior to purchase, to verify product, and prompt shipping. Followed recommendation to additionally purchase all new bolt kit with these brackets.

Shawn G - 05/08/2014

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Five hours to install; which included a half hour searching for the key to the padlock on my spare. E-Trailer linked me to an installation video which really helped. I took my time and measured three times before I drilled the bed. Installation is a lot easier with someone to hold the bolts from the top. I fabricated mounting brackets on my last truck, but these were worth the money and I didn't have to drill the frame! Good design and straight-forward installation. My only issue was the video didn't show one bolt install that secured the driver's side rear bracket to the bottom of the frame. I was going off the video only and wasn't using the written instructions. Make sure you go step by step using both. Also, some parts are clearly for a different application so there will be a few parts left over. My experience with e-trailer was awesome. 154484



- RP50066

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These are great brackets, well made, and will fit rails with 10 bolt or 4 bolt installations. I installed Curt rails(exact as Reese) and everything bolted up just as the instructions said. The reason I did not give them an excellent rating is because of the difficulty in the under bed installation. Somewhere I read that it was a 40 minute job for a pro and 80 for a DIY, but 5 hours later, I was done. Again, it is an issue with the new 2011 HD frame, but you must remove your spare so you have room to work, but the biggest pain was the heat deflector shields that GM has put above the exhaust system, right under the bed. There is no room to work, and taking the heat shields out looked to be very time consuming. I finally bent the shield enough to get the washers, locks and nuts on. Also, there is only about 2 inches to work between the top of the frame rail and bottom of the bed. You will need another person and a long screwdriver to be your other hand. The instructions say to torque all 1/2" bolts to 75 psi, but there is no way to get a socket, let alone a torque wrench in there. Still a great product, just plan for an all day event. 7969



- RP50082

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Great product, bolted right up and saved a lot of time over the universal brackets I had on the old truck. Super fast delivery. The staff was very helpful making sure they would fit my existing rails. Thank you 139306


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Still working great have had no problems, only way to go.!!!!!!

Rick M - 07/04/2015

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We ordered a bracket kit for our new 2017 F350. It was needed to install our Reese fifth wheel. which we use to pull our RV. Product was on back order by manufacturer, however Delisa at Etrailer diligently kept us very informed with updates & shipping status. My husband & son were able to install in a couple of hours. Looks great, outstanding craftsmanship & over exceeded our expectations! We would highly recommend!!!!! 337146



- RP50074-58

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The product has served we well. We have travelled 14 states and about 15,000 miles pulling out fifth wheel rv with this rail system and no failures. I would say the kit is idiot proof but I was proven wrong. I had to pay a mobile mechanic to install it since I was so busy getting a house ready to sell and he did a few things wrong. He used the wrong bolts in the wrong holes and overtightened and probably didn't use all the spacers correctly since he bent the ribs in the bed of my brand new truck. There wasn't much I could do about it after it was done. It was very hard to find someone willing to even do the install. After all of that, it has still performed flawlessly. 470723



- RP50066

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These brackets fit real nice and easy. Finish seems very durable. Makes the universal brackets seem crude. I did get one square washer that had the hole so far off center that it was hard to get through the large access hole in the frame. I found it much easier to push some mechanics wire through the little hole in the frame to the big hole in the frame, then connect the mechanics wire to the pull wire with the bolt and pull this through the frame. Product arrived fast and I loved all the support documents on your website. 93128


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not a problem. good quality, good fit. even looks good.

Kevin - 02/01/2015

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Just what my husband needed and then the easy installation makes it great because he had an accident and can't grip hold of little screws and these screw together without holding both pieces... a very happy customer 322449



- RP56002-53

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RP56002-53 Frame brackets did not properly match 2013 F-350 frame. Bracket holes had to be elongated (received approval from Reese Tech Service for this) because there was no way they would bolt to frame without modification. Brackets also had interference with frame rivets and bracket holes for rivets also needed to be elongated. Fortunately neighbor had a milling machine which was used to modify brackets. RP30869 Reese Titan 16K hitch with round tube slider was manufactured in China. Serious quality issues required first hitch be returned to Reese because it was not functional. Hitch could not freely rock fore-aft because of improper casting and machining. Mechanic assembling hitch to its saddle had to use hammer to assemble. Replacement hitch received from Reese with a missing grease fitting but no similar interferences limiting hitch movement. The hitch saddle rests on 1" diameter pins oriented fore-aft through the slider cross piece that allows hitch to rock left-right. As manufactured hitch can move vertically about 1/16" on 1" diameter pins and fore-aft 3/16". So when driving over a hard bump hitch slams up and down on the 1" pin clearance. When braking hitch moves forward until hitch saddle contacts cross bar on slider. Contact is on as-cast, not machined surface. Contact is only on left side. When accelerating hitch moves back until hitch saddle contacts forward side of cross bar on slider. Same issue with contact but now on right side indicating improper set-up for machining of saddle casting. Design concept is good but design execution and manufacturing are very poorly executed. I am considering modifying hitch and slider cross bar to eliminate excessive fore-aft slop (clearance). I have not come up with a solution to reduce the vertical movement. Serrated jaw hitching mechanism is nice but also poorly manufactured. When backing into hitch at any speed (hard/fast or slow) jaws close but locking handle cannot be locked. Vehicle must be pulled forward very slowly / delicately with pressure applied to locking handle to get it into fully locked position. Because of apparent quality and perhaps design issues I cannot recommend these Reese products. I purchased Reese products based on past experience with other Reese products. Never again. 254646



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To start with, the representatives I spoke to on the phone were amazing. Julie and Kim were super friendly and really new their products. Cudos to etrailer and their staff. Now about the RP50082. It is a solid product! Shipping was fast, too. Had it not been for the air-lift air bags I already had on my truck installation would have been a breeze. The fit was perfect. I just followed the directions and it fit like a glove, even the holes I drilled through the bed were right on. Measure twice, drill once, perfect. Re-installing the air bags was a bit more difficult. I was able to use the original mounting brackets by locating them right over the RP50082's. I had to held them in position, marked and drilled new holes through both the RP50082's and the frame. I got some longer grade 8 bolts to allow for the added thickness and it all bolted up fine. You just have to be careful drilling the holes so you don't hit anything hidden inside the frame. This was my first etrailer purchase and it definitely won't be my last. Thanks etrailer. 161173



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Shawn K. I recently acquired a pro-series 5th wheel hitch without installation hardware for my F250. I acquired etrailer part number RP50026 easy install bracket kit and RP58430 hardware kit. I received the kits promptly, kits were complete and the instructions were plain. Everything fit the way they were supposed to. I didn't have to move or remove anything on the truck to install the hitch. I would recommend etrailer to anyone for all trailer needs. 347337



- RP50082

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What an interesting product to install. The mounting to the frame is easy. Getting the bolts through the bed and putting the nuts and washers on the bottom take a lot of patience. There is not a lot of room for your hands to fit between the bed and the frame. I took my spare tire down and I was able to sit under my truck that helped a lot. Bryan 12463



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I am glad I bought this kit for my 2011 ford f250. It fit really well and went together much easier than the universal kit would have. In my opinion this is a must have when installing a fifth wheel rail kit. Definitely worth the money. 284900


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Still holding up great. Never regretted the purchase yet!

Jordon B - 11/02/2017

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- RP56017

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Installing 2017 5th wheel brackets and rails . Thankyou for your service in sending me the right parts for my F250 . Took about 4 hrs to install and all holes were perfect in the side brackets . Just had to drill for the rail. I’d recommend your service... 479130



- RP56016

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Awesome product that arrived ahead of schedule. Thank you! 575154


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  • Fifth Wheel Frame Brackets for a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 New Body with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Fifth wheel brackets # RP50081 are actually for certain Ford trucks and will not fit your 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5-1/2 foot bed. The comparable brackets that do fit your truck (new body style) are # RP50064. If you do not already have the rails then I recommend # RP50064-58 which is the complete kit. If you do already have some 10 bolt rails then you would also need bolt kit # RP58504 because the hardware is not meant to be reused. With the 5-1/2 foot bed you would either...
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  • 5th Wheel Frame Brackets Only for a 2011 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • For your 2011 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 foot bed you can use Reese brackets # RP50081 if you have Reese rails. You will also need hardware kit # RP58504 for 2 reasons. First, the brackets only don't come with all the necessary hardware. Second, the hardware is meant to be torqued down only once and should not be reused. For Demco rails you would need # DM8552004 which does come with the necessary hardware.
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  • Compatibility of Reese # RP50081 Fifth Wheel Frame Brackets with 2006 Ford F-150
  • The RP50081 frame mounting brackets are indeed compatible with a 2006 Ford F150, as long as it is the 6-1/2 foot bed. The brackets are NOT compatible with the 5-1/2 foot bed. Keep in mind that it is not recommended to reuse the hardware. Part # RP58430 is the replacement hardware for the bed rails, and # RP50081F is the replacement hardware kit to attach the brackets to the frame of the truck.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Custom Bracket Kit For 2013 Ford F-150
  • The custom brackets for fifth wheel base rails that are designed for your 2013 F-150 is part # RP50081. These brackets attach to the existing holes in your truck frame and cut installation time in half when installing a fifth wheel, and are designed to work with Reese brand base rails.
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • For just the fifth wheel rail brackets that are a confirmed fit for your 2011 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot bed you'd want the part # RP50081 which is a confirmed fit and will work well. For new hardware to attach the brackets to the rails you have already all you'd need is the # 58164.
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  • New Brackets for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Rails on 2013 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Truck Bed
  • The Curt # C16441 brackets are for 6-1/2 and 8 foot bed trucks. Since your 2013 Ford F-150 has the 5-1/2 foot bed you'll want the Reese Quick-Install Kit # RP50081. This will fit your truck and give it includes all new hardware.
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Under Bed Brackets Only for a 2013 Ford F-150
  • We do not recommend mixing under bed brackets with above the bed rails from different manufacturers because they are not tested together and there could be some compatibility issues, though not likely. Since you already have the Reese rails I would stick with the Reese brackets as well, # RP50081. These brackets come with the hardware to attach them to the truck frame but you will need to add hardware kit # RP58430 to attach the rails to the brackets. The old hardware, if you still...
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  • Bracket Kit Recommendation without Rails for the part # RP50081-58
  • It sounds like you are looking to install the rails of the # RP50081-58 in another vehicle. For just the bracket and hardware that came with this kit you would want part # RP50081. For the hardware to attach the brackets to the rails you would want part # RP58430. You should note that the # RP50081 is only confirmed to fit the following vehicles: 2004 - 2014 Ford F-150 5-1/2 Foot Bed 2004 - 2014 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Foot Bed 2004 - 2014 Ford F-150 8 Foot Bed
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  • 2013 Ford F-150 5th Wheel Base Rail Placement and Recommendation
  • For your 2013 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 foot bed, if you are using a universal fit rail kit like the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt # RP30035 then you will need the Reese Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Ford F-150 # RP58426 which has instructions that state to measure 29-5/16 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed to the rear edge of the base rail. I've attached the installation instructions to help further. If...
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