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Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Gloss Finish

Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Gloss Finish

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Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch with this universal-fit kit. Includes base rails, hardware and universal, L-shaped brackets. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel installation kit part number C16100 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Gloss Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Curt
  • Above the Bed
  • Universal

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch with this universal-fit kit. Includes base rails, hardware and universal, L-shaped brackets.


Features:

  • Base rails provide necessary attachment points for 5th wheel installation
  • Universal brackets fit nearly any application
    • Semi-custom brackets can be used to ease installation on certain vehicles
  • Complete kit includes rails, brackets and hardware
  • Glossy black finish
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
  • Assembled in the USA


16100 Curt Universal, Gloss Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Universal Brackets and Hardware

Item # C16100

Installation Details C16100 Installation instructions



Video of Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Gloss Finish

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




Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Universal - C16100 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Gloss Finish Base Rails with the Installation Kit. Now, these base rails will provide the necessary attachment points for fifth wheel installation. The universal brackets will fit nearly any application. We do also offer semi-custom brackets that can be used to ease installation on certain vehicles. We do sell those separately. I would just recommend using our fit guide to see if they have them available for your application.

This is a complete kit. It includes both rails, the universal brackets, the hardware, and a set of directions on how to install everything. The finish on the rail is a nice glossy black finish. These rails are compatible with fifth wheel hitches like Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky. But that should do it for the review on the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Gloss Finish Base Rails with the Installation Kit..


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Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Gloss Finish - C16100

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (36 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch with this universal-fit kit. Includes base rails, hardware and universal, L-shaped brackets.

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The product was just as described and came with everything needed. Ashley was helpful and patient with me as I made my order. Prompt delivery, (ordered it on a Wednesday afternoon at 3pm and received the package Friday around noon)! Will certainly be using the guys in the future! 680078



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Was an easy install considering the age of our truck, 94 f250 diesel. Pulls very nice. Our 1st 5th wheel and where we will begin our retirement journey. 707219



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Molly walked me right through it install went great 668174



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Rail kit worked great 827570



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The kit I bought didn't work for the hitch I had. So I just bought a whole new hitch and used the install kit I got from etrailer. 807912



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Hi. The plates fit perfectly and excellent service with you folks. Thanks Dennis 805038



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Costumer service is amazing! Their response time to emails about your order, is the I've seen in a long time. We'll definitely be ordering more from them! 804322



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Very please with this company. They really take care of their customers. My shipment came to me missing a couple pieces, and when I emailed them they promptly got back with me and sent me the pieces I was missing at no extra cost. Good job etrailer, the world cpuld use a few more good companies like you! 789982



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The rails fit my existing 5th wheel hitch perfectly! The install was VERY difficult. It was very hard installing the bolts above the frame. I could barely get my fingers in between the frame and the bed to get the required two washers and nut on. Then tightening the bolt was super hard also. After a series of choice words I finally got them on. It was suggested that there be 110 lbs of torque on each bolt. The only problem was with the above mentioned bolts, there was no room for a torque wrench. So I tightened just as much as I could muster hoping that it will be good enough. Other than that the instructions were good and self explanatory. I really don't know how else you could attach the bolts where they had to go. 778147



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Few modifications to fit my custom flatbed but was easy to install and works great 767240



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Easy installation, great product, and it's used often. The price was better than anywhere else too. I will buy from etrailer again. I have 7 trailers, so I'll always need parts lol. 744928



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Very solid . the box came in damaged and missing the hardware . I made 1 call and they instantly sent the missing pieces . very happy with my purchase and would definitely buy from etrailer.com again ! 740182



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This completes my setup for my 5th wheel attachment in my truck. Not installed yet. Thank you for your prompt service and delivery. 733729



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Just what I needed to replace one that was bad 730782



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It was super fast delivery with very nice quality and extremely great price!!!! 728154



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I received my order on 11-19-2019 and was very pleased with the product, price and packaging. It arrived undamaged and ready for installation. I can't wait to get it installed and the 5th wheel mounted so I can begin pulling trailers again. 726726



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Its a awesome product i would buy more stuff from them 711955



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Have owned this Curt Rail Kit for a year. These rails are very good quality product. I installed them myself, the instructions were clear and easy to follow. I use a Curt Q25 hitch and pull a 40 ft fifth wheel from Florida to Ohio and back, and this combination works very well. etrailer info,price and shipping was excellent. 698246



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Work as they should. No problems. Would order again if we need to. The original set was left in the truck that was sold. Still had the 5th wheel. 610707



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It all arrived on schedule. All what is shown on picture is all their and at a great price. Thank you etrailer for your product at a great price 600358



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I purchased some new rails for my 5th wheel hitch and they told me it would be delivered today when I ordered and it was spot on. The price was 60 to 100 dollars cheaper then any other place I checked. 597816



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My purchase from eTrailer was a simple process and most of all, when delivered, it was exactly as I had ordered. 596920



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We have always received the best service and lowest price from etrailer and we always buy everything we need from them. We always receive the products fast. We have no complaints about the service or the products we have received from them. 592234



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Great company to do business with. Than ks 590609



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the best product from the best supplier 588884


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Fits 2012 Ram 2500
    Curt has a set of custom install fifth wheel rails that fit your 2012 Ram 2500 like with the # C16420-204 but they do not list the # C16100 as a fit for your truck. The custom install kit is definitely the way to go though as you don't have to drill the frame and install time is dramatically cut. I attached an install video for this kit on a similar truck for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Instal Kit Fit a 2008 Ford F-350 with Firehawk 5th Wheel Hitch
    Yes, the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16100 is listed as a fit for your 2008 Ford F-350 but unless you want to drill into the frame of your truck, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford part # C16448-204 is what I recommend you use as there is no frame drilling required. However, there are a few issues you might run into trying to reuse the Putnam Firehawk 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch. For example, if this hitch is not designed for use...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Fits 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed
    I have a set of industry standard style fifth wheel rails that does fit your 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 short bed but the Curt you mentioned is not listed as a fit. Instead we have the B and W kit part # BWRVK2504 that does fit. This costs a little bit more but it's worth it as it's a custom fit kit which means it's going to install much easier than a universal kit and won't require any frame drilling.
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  • Universal and Custom 5th Wheel Base Rail Kits for 2011 Ram 2500 6-1/2-Foot Bed
    Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit # C16100 will fit your 2011 Ram 2500 short bed and if it has overload springs you will also need bracket kit # C16301. If you want to save a lot of time and do less drilling for the install I recommend one of the custom install kits we have for your 2500. These custom kits cost a bit more but they don't require you to drill into the frame and they take a lot less time overall for installation. I recommend you use one of the following CUSTOM kits...
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  • Will the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit Fit a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500
    Yes, the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16100 will fit your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 if you also use the Curt Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit part # C16301. However, this option will require drilling into the frame and by the time you purchase both pieces, you will be right around the price of a custom kit that does not require drilling into the frame, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram part # C16420-204 which is what I recommend...
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  • How To Install the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Install Kit On a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16100 is a fit for your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. I have attached a copy of these instructions as well as a photo with measurements for you below. Please note, you will need to drill into the truck frame to install this kit. I really don't recommend this so a much better option for you would be to use the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16418-204 which does not require any drilling into the frame therefore cutting...
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  • 5th Wheel Bed Rails for 2018 Ram 1500 with Aftermarket Air Bags
    Yes. The Curt Universal 5th Wheel Rails # C16100 will fit on your 2018 Ram 1500 with aftermarket air bags like the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL88370. This rail kit provides you with a set of 5th wheel rails that will work with any 5th wheel hitch that fits in the industry standard rails. If you want to cut down on the installation time and eliminate the drilling into your frame, you can use a custom installation kit like the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for...
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  • Dimensions of the Rails of the Curt Rail Kit part # C16100
    The rails of the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16100 that you referenced are industry standard fifth wheel rails which means they have the standard dimensions that almost all rail kits have. I attached a picture that shows the dimensions of the rails.
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  • Recommended Curt 5th Wheel Install Kit for a 1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty
    I do have an option for you but they do not offer a truly custom fit 5th wheel install kit for a 1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty. I recommend you use the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16100 instead. If you already have a set of Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails part # C16204 then you will just need the Curt Universal Base Rail Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # C16101. That said, you cannot mix base rail and frame bracket manufactures...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed
    You have to install the fifth wheel rails exactly where they belong in the bed of your truck. The measurements have to be used so that the weight of the fifth wheel hitch is centered above the rear axle where it needs to be. Since you have a short bed truck and need more clearance what you will have to do is us a slider hitch to allow you the additional clearance around corners. For your 2015 Chevy Silverado I recommend going with the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 as it will automatically...
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  • Will the Curt Universal Rail Kit # C16100 Fit a 2002 Chevy Silverado with an 8 Bed
    Yes, the Curt Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit # C16100 will fit your 2002 Chevy Silverado and will allow you to use the Curt Q20 # C16130. I have attached a link to the instructions as well as a picture of page 5 which shows you how to install the rail kit on your Chevy. If you don't already have a 7-Way connector installed on the bed of your Chevy then I also recommend installing the Curt # C56070 which will make connecting the 7-Way from your 5th wheel trailer much easier.
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  • Will Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fit 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
    Yes, the Curt universal fifth wheel kit part # C16100 that you referenced does fit your 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed as we have confirmed that L-bracket style, universal rail kits like this do fit your truck. You are going to need a slider hitch to allow your truck to make tight turns without cab interference like the Reese 16k slider hitch part # RP30051. Whenever you get to a parking lot or a tight turn you'd be able to slide the hitch back to gain additional turning clearance when...
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  • Is There a Custom 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for a 1995 Ram 2500?
    There really isn't a custom bracket for your 1995 Ram 2500 for the 5th wheel rails. There are Husky Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # HT31404-686 which state they are a custom fit however they aren't any more custom than the universal kits. I recommend using the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt # RP30035 because of the 10 year warranty over the 1 year warranty on the Husky rail kit. The Curt #...
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  • Universal Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Can be Used with Demco Hijacker FWH 24PA
    Your Demco Hijacker fwh 24pa is the older style of fifth wheel hitch from Demco that uses an older unique rail design. The rails needed for it are the part # DM6014 and then for the universal L-bracket kit you'd need the part # DM8552009 and you'd be set. The Curt kit you mentioned will not work.
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  • Will Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fit RBW Lil Rocker Hitch
    Yes, the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit # C16100 is compatible with the an RBW Lil Rocker fifth wheel hitch like you mentioned. This kit provides the same style of industry standard fifth wheel rail that the Lil Rocker is designed to fit.
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  • Does Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fit 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 Classic
    Yes, the Curt universal style of fifth wheel rails # C16100 are a fit for your 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic 1500.
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  • Do Bed Liners Need to Be Removed to Install a 5th Wheel Hitch
    On vehicles with plastic bedliners it is required that you cut out a hole in the plastic bedliner that is large enough so that the 5th wheel rails can attach directly to the bed of the truck making full metal to metal contact. You will not need to remove the entire bedliner. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Recommended Curt 5th Wheel Install Kit for a 2019 Ram 2500
    The Curt 5th Wheel Install Kit I recommend for a 2019 Ram 2500 is the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck part # C16427-204 which is a custom fit drill free (frame) option. The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16100 I do not recommend because it requires drilling into the frame which is also going to make install more time consuming. If you don't already have an in-bed wiring harness, the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness...
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  • Does Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # C16100 Fit 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    Yes, the Curt universal style fifth wheel rail kit part # C16100 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD short bed.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    I confirmed that the Curt Universal Rail Kit # C16100 will work with your 2003 Ford F-150 Supercrew. This will give you industry standard rails in your truck bed to install a fifth wheel hitch. With a 5-1/2 foot bed you're going to have clearance issues between the truck's cab and the trailer when making turns. Usually a sliding hitch will fix this. The problem with such a short bed is many sliding hitches will make contact with the truck's tail gate. Because of this the best solution...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2005 Dodge Ram with Short Bed
    If your 2005 Dodge Ram with the short bed is a 1500 then you will need the Curt Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16303-200 as opposed to the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit # C16100. For a 2500 or 3500 same year Dodge Ram you need the Curt Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16301-200 instead. Both kits give you industry standard base rails that are compatible with the wide majority of 5th wheel hitches out there. One other thing you...
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  • Recommended Universal Base Rails for 2011 GMC Sierra 3500
    A universal 5th wheel base rail kit, such as the The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit # C16100, will fit a wide variety of pickups including your 2011 GMC Sierra. This kit includes base rails, hardware and universal, and L-shaped brackets. Please note that Universal base rail kits like this tend to take longer to install and require more drilling than custom kits.
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  • Semi-Custom 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Brackets for a 2010 Dodge Ram
    The brackets you are looking for are # C16301. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. These brackets are designed to fit 2003-2012 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 series trucks.
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Installation on a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD with Short Bed
    If the specific installation kit you are installing in your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD is the CURT Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit, # C16100, then the rear most edge of the rear rail should be placed at 30 inches from the end of the truck bed, with the tailgate removed, for an 8 foot bed truck and at 25-1/8 inches for a 6-1/2 foot bed truck. With the CURT kit this should place the center of the king pin directly over the rear axle of your truck, see instructions...
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  • Will a Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fit on Industry Standard Base Rails on a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500HD
    The Demco Hijacker Auto Slide # DM8550034 is designed to fit in industry standard base rails like the Curt # C16100 you mentioned. Most above bed rail kits will require some drilling, but a universal rail kit is going to increase the amount of drilling and make for a more labor intensive installation. For that reason I do recommend using a custom rail kit for your 2007 Chevy Silverado like the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish # C16418-204, which will...
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit # C16100
    Not a problem. I've got you covered. I have included a link below to the installation instructions for Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit # C16100. They are also on the product page below the features section.
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  • Curt Universal 5th Wheel Rail Kit for 1988 Chevrolet C3500
    Yes, I confirmed with my contact at Curt that their Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit # C16100 will work fine in your 1988 Chevy C3500 pickup. The instructions are linked for you and these include on page 4 specific steps for installing this on your truck. If you also need a wiring harness for the bed you can use part # 20023.
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  • Base Rails and Brackets Needed to Mount Demco FWH-24P SL 21 Hitch on 1969 Ford F-250
    For your older Demco FWH-24P SL 21 Hijacker the correct base rails are the SL Series # DM6012. These base rails are unique to the SL Series hitches like what you have and they will run vertical along the truck bed (as opposed to horizontally across like most do). I called my contact at Demco to find the correct mounting brackets you need to install the rails on your 1969 Ford F-250. He stated that you will need to use the Custom Mounting Brackets # DM8553003. He said that these will...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2012 Ford F-150
    I do have an option for you, however the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails Kit # C16100 referenced in your question is not confirmed to fit your 2012 Ford F-150. Some truck model frames are simply not compatible with the universal brackets so they require custom rail kits instead. For your Ford F-150 I instead recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit # RP50081-58. This rail kit is confirmed to fit your truck and the custom brackets will actually eliminate the need...
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  • Will Curt Universal 5th Wheel Install Kit Fit 2002 GMC Sierra 1500LD and Demco HiJacker Ultra Slide
    Yes, the Curt universal 5th wheel installation kit # C16100 will fit your 2002 GMC Sierra 1500LD and it will accept your Demco HiJacker hitch provided it is a model that fits in above the bed industry standard rails. It will not fit the rails if it is the SL series. So if your hitch is # DM6076P-UL-16K or # DM6076P-UL-21K (or any other model for above the bed industry standard rails) it will fit the Curt installation kit.
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