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 - C16100

  • 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



C16100 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16100 Installation instructions



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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   (25 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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Looks like good quality. All parts received in good condition. Very quick shipping. Good people to buy from. 400022



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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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We ordered 5th wheel rails and hardware took a few days. Once we received them from UPS the box was tore open and we were missing the hardware. Called etrailers and without hesitation they sent us the equipment that was missing. Thank you so much! 524836



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Exactly what I needed. Great service. Extremely fast shipping. I will continue to do business with these guys for a long time. 172768



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The product has not installed but as for delivery it was acceptable. Of course watching the updates on the progress of my package was disheartening as UPS drove by me twice and I could have had my kit 3 days sooner the 5 days to deliver is not bad. 381428


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The product is performing excellently. Installation was easy and I have had no trouble towing my 25ft. travel trailer.

Timothy - 05/17/2018

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Molly walked me right through it install went great 668174



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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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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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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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Good product 566510



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Company was great. What I ordered was backordered for months. They called and found a product that they jd in stock to replace what I ordered. Had it in 3 days instead on 2 months. Haven’t put it in the vehicle yet but very pleased with the service. 490095



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Great product easy to install and use. 444658



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Fit well 387079



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Product delivery was extremely well delivered as promised. Excellent service 381180



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Good deal rails work great very fast shipping thanks 329545



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Fast fast delivery!! We will definitely use them again! 237244


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Universal 5th Wheel Kit for a 2010 Nissan Frontier SE
  • The best option we have for you to use the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # AM3200 in the bed of your 2010 Nissan Frontier SE would be to use the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit part # RP30035. This kit works with a variety of different makes and models. You will however need to drill into the frame in order to install the brackets. I recommend using the formula below in order to make sure you have proper turning clearance. The Andersen Ultimate...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can the 2017 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab Short Box Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer Properly?
  • Your 2017 GMC Canyon 4WD will not tow a 5th wheel trailer properly. Unfortunately the payload and towing capacity of your light duty truck will not allow for a 5th wheel trailer according to the manufacturer, so I can't recommend installing a 5th wheel hitch like the Curt A20 Slider # C16541 even though the universal rails like # C16100 might fit. We do not have a confirmed fit for the rails because they haven't been tested on your application due to the towing capacity of 7,000 lbs ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can the Air Lift Suspension Kit for 2006 Ford F-350 Fit With Reese Universal Fifth Wheel Rail Kit
  • The Air Lift Kit part # AL57212 which has been confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Ford F-350 is compatible with universal fifth wheel rail kits like either the Reese Universal kit part # RP30035 or the Curt # C16100.
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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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  • 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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  • Does Curt Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit C16427 Fit Rails of Universal Kit C16100
  • Yes, the bracket kit part # C16427 that you referenced will work with the same rails that come with the Curt universal rail kit part # C16100 that you mentioned as well. Another option would be to just order the rails by themselves with part # C16104.
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  • How to Determine 5th Wheel Rail Placement for Towing with a Curt e5 Hitch on a 2008 GMC 2500 HD
  • The fifth-wheel rail location in the bed of your 2008 GMC Sierra 2500hd long bed is going to be significantly different than the locations seen in the video for a short bed truck of the same make and model. You can still use the video, see link, as a general guide for installation but you should always refer to the specific manufacturer instructions for your kit so that you get the proper instructions and torque ratings. You should obtain a set of instructions specific to the manufacturer...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch and Install Kit Recommendations for 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The Curt E16 hitch you mentioned includes the # C16100 universal install kit that is compatible with your 2015 Silverado 2500. The kit uses four brackets mounted to the truck frame as attachment points for the bed rails. You will need to drill holes into the truck frame to install the frame brackets. This being said, the E16 hitch provided with the # C16116 wouldn't be a good choice for your truck. In order to provide proper clearance between the front of the fifth wheel trailer loft...
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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 Hitch and Rail Kit for a Chevy C60 Flatbed
  • The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16100 has rails which are exactly 43" long end to end. The kit also comes with frame brackets which should allow you to secure the base rails to the trucks frame rails but if not then custom ones will need to be fabricated. According to the measurements you have provided, you will need a 5th wheel hitch that can adjust to 18" tall. For this, I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30033 which has...
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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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  • Installing Curt 20K 5th Wheel Hitch Using Custom Brackets for 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
  • A universal 5th wheel base rail kit, such as the Curt # C16100, will fit a wide variety of pickups and so can be moved from the 2006 Ford F350 to your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8-foot bed. Universal base rail kits like this tend to take longer to install and require more drilling than custom kits. We do offer vehicle-specific custom install kits that use under-bed brackets intended specifically for your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500. These custom brackets will cut your install time in half. You...
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