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Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552000-71 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - DM8552000-71

  • Demco
  • Above the Bed
  • Custom

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.


Features:

  • Installation kit lets you mount your Demco Hijacker Premier Series 5th-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck
    • Also compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Mounting brackets install beneath truck bed to provide attachment points for above-bed base rails
  • Base rails provide necessary mounting points for 5th-wheel hitch
  • Custom-fit brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • No drilling is required
    • Drastically reduces installation time
    • Avoids known obstacles along your truck's frame
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 2 Base rails, brackets and hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-Year limited warranty


8552000 Demco Custom Bracket Kit for High Jacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

6071 Demco Bed Rails for High Jacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

Installation Details DM8552000-71 Installation instructions

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Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552000-71

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.

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Ford F-250 Super Duty

Under the bed puck system. The worse part about the installation was getting the 8 hex bolts loose in the bed. Good grief! After that, everything went well as all the parts fit my F250 perfectly. All the different nuts, bolts, and brackets. More voodoo magic. The holes i had to cut in the bed were marked with dimples courtesy of Ford. I’m not a mechanic with every tool imaginable and didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn, so it took longer than others I’m guessing but it’s all tight, and works great. I like the idea of taking the 5th wheel out to have a flat floor in the bed. 762422



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Easy instal 750130



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Stacey was very helpful in placing my order and getting me the proper bed rails. 739717



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Fast and easy insrall. Heavy dury cons truction 456177



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Good product,Demco has very good customer service if you have a problem. 431339



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2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Fast shipment, quality products, excellent communication and customer service, competitive pricing. E Trailer is a great company to deal with. George [email protected] 309415


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Ask the Experts about this Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Demco Custom 5th Wheel Brackets for a 2011 Ford F-350
    If you already have the Demco Universal Above-Bed Base Rails # DM6071 from your 2005 Ford F-250 then yes, the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets # DM8552000 are available which gives you the Installation Kit # DM8552000-71 for your 2011 Ford F-350. The Demco kit, the Curt Kit # C16424-204, and the Reese Kit # RP50026-58 are all compatible with the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550043. Please note that if your 2011 F-350 has a short bed then you either needing...
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  • Recommended Custom Installation Kit For Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch For 2016 Ford F-250
    The custom installation kit I recommend that is designed to work with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM8550034 is part # DM8552000-71. This # DM8552000-71 kit comes with mounting brackets that install in the existing holes in the truck frame and reduce the installation time versus a standard installation kit.
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  • Demco Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Fits 2014 Ford F-250
    The correct fifth wheel rail kit for your 2014 Ford F-250 is the Demco part # DM8552000-71 which comes with rails you are wanting. The rail kit you have now does not fit your truck.
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  • Will Chevy Silverado Demco 5th Wheel Brackets Fit a 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck
    If the brackets are universal brackets, then they will fit your new Ford vehicle. However, if the brackets are custom brackets designed specifically for your Chevy Silverado, then unfortunately they will not fit the Ford truck. In this case, you will need to replace the brackets with those designed to fit your Ford vehicle. You can tell which kind of brackets you have by looking at their shape (universal brackets will be 4 small L-shaped brackets, 2 on each side). I've attached two images...
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  • Installation of Demco 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit for a 2016 Ford F-350 Short Bed
    We have a review video of Demco 5th wheel installation kit # DM8552000-71 but not an installation video. However, this custom installation kit is not unlike others for the 2016 Ford F-350 short bed. So I have linked the instructions for the Demco kit and linked an installation video of similar kit # C16424-204. The same hitches that fit the Demco kit will also fit this Curt kit. The video showing installation of the Curt kit may not be exactly the same as the Demco but it will be so...
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  • Demco 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed and HiJacker Ultra
    Demco installation kit DM8552029-71 is for Ram trucks so it will not fit a 2015 or 2016 Ford F-250 but we do have a kit that will fit. For the 2015 or 2016 Ford F-250 short bed you can use Demco installation kit # DM8552000-71. This kit will accept the HiJacker hitches that fit in above the bed rails (Ultra series).
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch For 2015 Ford F-250 4x4 and Gooseneck Trailer
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs # DM8550034 is an excellent hitch for your 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4. I personally think this is the best hitch available for short bed trucks because it has the autoslide ability to give you the clearance you need for safe turning. This hitch connects to industry standard 5th wheel rails, so I recommend the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation...
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Slider Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 That Slides Automatically
    If you are looking for an underbed fifth wheel rail kit that allows the install of a Demco Hijacker Autoslide we have just what you need for your 2016 Ford F-250 without the factory rail kit. For that you would need the part # DM8551000 for the rail kit. And then for the 18k Hijacker to fit the rails (without needing an adapter), you would want the part # DM8550022. If you needed the 21k Hijacker you instead would want the part # DM8550037.
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  • Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch and Bracket/Rail Fits for 2015 Ford F250 Short Bed
    The correct Demco Hijacker Auto Slide 5th wheel hitch for your 2015 Ford F250 short bed would be # DM8550035. If you'd prefer a manually sliding version, use the Demco Premier Ultra Slide, part # DM6076P-UL-21K. Either hitch is compatible with the industry standard bed rails provided by the # DM8552000-71 5th wheel install bracket/rail kit. The bracket/rail kit includes all necessary installation hardware. If you'd like to install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck bed, you can...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty
    I have some recommendations for you, depending on some of the specifications of your 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty. If you have a short bed truck, I recommend a sliding hitch to gain the necessary clearance while turning. Starting in 2011, Ford began offering a factory fifth wheel tow package. If your pickup has a factory fifth wheel tow package, you can use a fifth wheel hitch designed for the package, or an adapter for a standard hitch. If you have a short bed pickup and do not have...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2016 Ford F-250 and Reese Slider Hitch
    The trailer hitch itself, # RP30051, is not vehicle specific so you will just need the proper installation kit for your 2016 Ford F-250. You can use installation kit # DM8552000-71. It will fit long or short bed models. This is a custom installation kit so it does not require drilling into the truck frame for installation. You can also use universal installation kit # RP30035, long or short bed. This kit does require drilling into the frame for installation.
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  • Installation of Locking Plate for AirRide Pin Box with Demco 5th Wheel AutoSlide Hitch
    The instructions state that with the use of the Demco Adapter Plate # DM6095 the locking plates on hitch head are not needed when using this kit. They can be extended all the way out or removed. Per Demco the # DM6095 is only compatible with the Trailair Tri-Glide Pin Boxes. I really like the Demco Hijacker's AutoSlide technology because you never have to get in or out of your bed to adjust the hitch from towing to turning, it just automatically takes care of it for you. The Demco...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for Towing a Grand Design Reflection 295RL With 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    If have a great 5th wheel option that will work for you, however, the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter # AM3200 can only be used with fixed pin boxes. The design of the Anderson Ultimate Hitches would create two pivoting points when used with the turning point pin box. You only want one pivot point when towing. As a result your best option is using a fixed 5th wheel hitch. One of our lightest and best 5th wheel hitches we have is the Demco...
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  • Best Above Bed 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2015 Ford F-350 Short Bed Without Factory Prep Package
    I have two great options for your 2015 Ford F-350 short bed without the factory prep package. The best option I have for you is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550034 with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552000-71. The reason that this is the best option for you is because it is the most convenient. As you mentioned, a slider hitch is needed for turning clearance because you have a short bed truck....
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  • Parts Needed to Install Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch on 2013 Ford F-250
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 will work great on your 2013 Ford F-250 if it has the factory rail kit already installed. The Hijacker will mount right onto your factory rail kit so you will not need to purchase an additional base rail. The automatic slider will give you an additional 14 inches of clearance when making tight turns. This has a gross towing weight capacity of 18,000 lbs, so just confirm that this will be compatible with the weight of your 5th wheel...
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  • Installation Instructions for Fifth Wheel Install Kit on 2013 Ford F-250
    The exact instructions that you need will depend on which rail kit you have. Here's a list of the kits we have that will fit your 2013 Ford F-250 and we have the installation instructions for you: Reese # RP56016-53 # RP30126 # RP50026-58 # RP30035 B&W # BWRVK2401 Curt # C16424-204 Demco # DM8553000-12 # DM8552000-71 The install details are attached for each kit. As well as a video on several of them.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2016 Ford F-250
    The Grand Design 5th wheel trailer that you plan to buy is designed to be towed with a short bed truck. You will not need to have a Sidewinder and may not need to have a slider. However a slider may still be a good idea because like I say you never know what you might tow! If your 2016 Ford F-250 short bed has the factory 5th wheel prep package then I recommend the Demco HiJacker # DM8550024 because it offers 14 inches of travel and will slide automatically. I have linked a video review...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250
    If the 2016 Ford F-250 has the factory hitch prep package you would only need the part # RP30156 so that you could install your Reese 16k hitch. If your new truck does not have the hitch prep package you would need a rail kit designed for your truck. For that you would want the part # DM8552000-71. This is a custom install rail kit that will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling.
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  • Recommended Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch on 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    For an automatic sliding fifth wheel hitch I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550035 with the custom install kit # DM8552000-71. Or if you prefer a below bed option, # DM8550037 with custom install kit # DM8551000. They're both designed specifically to work on short bed trucks and are confirmed to fit your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with the 6-3/4 foot bed and no factory rail kit. They provide 14 inches of movement to help with turning clearance and the gross trailer weight...
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  • What is Fifth Wheel Towing Capacity of 2013 Ford F-350 with Diesel Engine
    I did some checking and it looks like the towing capacity of your 2013 Ford F-350 short bed with a diesel engine, 4x4 and crew cab is 12,500 lbs. Since you have a short bed truck you'll need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without cab interference. For that I recommend the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 because it will automatically slide back as you make tight turns. To install this in the bed of your truck I recommend a custom install kit part # DM8552000-71 because...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-350
    What year F-350 do you have? I can recommend you a towing setup but I'd need to know what truck you have specifically to be able to make sure everything is correct.
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  • Recommended Rail Kit for Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch on 2015 Ford F-250
    If you have the Demco Hijacker Autoslide hitch that mounts to above-bed rails, I recommend the Demco Custom Installation Rails # DM8552000-71 for your 2015 Ford F-250. This custom rail kit includes mounting brackets that will use existing holes in the truck's frame to eliminate the need for any frame drilling. This drastically cuts down installation time when compared to universal kits. The base rails will work perfectly with your Hijacker above-bed hitch. If your Hijacker is actually...
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  • 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter or 5th Wheel Hitch Only for 2011 Ford Super Duty with 8 Inch Lift
    The first thing to look at is the type of lift your 2011 Ford Super Duty has. If it is a suspension lift then you can install a gooseneck or 5th wheel installation kit. But if it is a body lift then the truck bed will be too far from the frame to install either type of hitch. Assuming you have a suspension lift and do not already have a gooseneck hitch installed in the truck bed you can use B&W hitch # BWGNRK1111 which is the hitch itself and the installation kit. I have included a link...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Demco Hijacker AutoSlide Hitch In Bed of 2012 Ford F-350 Short Bed
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034 that you referenced is a really great fifth wheel hitch option. It slides automatically as you make tight turns which is incredibly convenient. To install this hitch in the bed of your 2012 Ford F-350 requires an above bed rail kit like the # DM8552000-71 which is custom fit for your truk and that's it. You'd be ready to tow with just the hitch and rail kit.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2011 Ford F-250/350 with Short Bed
    We do not currently carry PullRite products, so I am not too familiar with their hitches, but according to my research it looks like the SuperGlide has a single height setting of 18-1/2 inches. If your 2011 Ford F-250/350 has a 6-3/4 foot bed without the factory rail kit, I instead recommend looking at the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 along with the Custom Installation Kit and Base Rails # DM8552000-71. Like the PullRite model, this hitch will slide automatically to give you...
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  • Recommendation for Underbed 5th Wheel Hitch on 2015 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    I do have a couple options for you, however the 18 K Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 referenced in your question is not compatible with below-bed rail kits. For this 5th-Wheel Hitch, you will use the above bed rail kit # DM8552000-71. If you would like to use a below-bed rail kit, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide - Underbed # DM8550022 along with the rail kit # DM8551000. This hitch is also rated at 18,000 pounds and has a premium single-piece jaw...
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  • Can Demco Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fit 2016 Ford F-350 Fit with Firestone Air Bag Kit
    Yes, for your 2016 Ford F-350 short bed the Demco rail kit part # DM8552000-71 is a confirmed fit and is compatible with the Firestone air bag system # F2597 that you mentioned as well. This would allow you to use the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550034 that you referenced as well.
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  • Parts Needed For Mounting Reese 5th Wheel Hitch To A 2016 Ford F-250 With 8 Foot Bed
    If you do not have a factory rail kit then I recommend going with the Demco Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kik for 5th Wheel Hitches, Item # DM8552000-71. This custom rail kit will install quicker and easier than a universal kit and will have minimal drilling which is always a plus. If you have a factory rail kit then I recommend the Reese Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Hitches, Item # RP30156. It works for hitches up to 20,000-lbs capacity. Both are...
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