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

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

Item # DM8552000-71
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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. 1-636-306-4830 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552000-71 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Demco 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

  • Above the Bed
  • Custom
  • Demco

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 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 Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

6071 Demco Bed Rails for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

Installation Details DM8552000-71 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM8552000-71 Installation instructions

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Demco 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   (10 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.




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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]


Comments
Still happy with all of it.
Charley S - 10/23/2017


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




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




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2011 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Worked great!




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Easy instal




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Fast and easy insrall. Heavy dury construction




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See what our Experts say about this Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    Since your 2015 Ford F-250 is a short bed truck you would need a slider hitch to allow your truck and trailer to have a the needed clearance to make tight turns. The slider basically moves the trailer back further in the truck bed as you make turns so that the nose of the trailer does not hit the cab of the truck. The hitch height you will need to use will depend on what will allow the trailer to be towed level. Basically the hitch heads are height adjustable so that you can select the...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    Since your 2016 Ford F-250 has a short bed you are going to need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. My favorite slider hitch to recommend is the Demco Slider part # DM8550034 which has an 18k capacity and the ability to automatically slide back as you make tight turns. It's a bit of a hassle to have to get out and activate the slider every time you need to make a tight turn, so the auto slide feature is really convenient. For a rail kit a custom install kit like part # DM8552000-71...
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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 14...
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  • Which Rail Kit Will Allow The Demco Hijacker Premier 5th Wheel Hitch To Be Installed On 2015 F-250
    You cannot use an adapter with the Demco Autoslide 5th wheel hitch on your gooseneck ball because the constant twisting and turning is too much stress on the gooseneck ball. Since it sounds like you do not have the OEM puck system on your 2015 Ford F-250, you will need to use Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails # DM8552000-71 in order to install your Demco Hijacker Premier series 5th wheel hitch. This offers a simple bolt-on installation. You will have to remove your goose...
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  • Distance From Front of DM8550034 Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch to Front of Bed on 2011 Ford F250
    Let me begin by saying that the fifth wheel install bracket and rail kits from different manufacturers can place the hitch in different places in relation to the truck's rear axle. So the dimension between the front of the hitch and the front wall of the truck bed can vary by a few inches between bracket kits available from Demco, Reese, Curt, Husky, B&W, etc. If the Demco # DM8552000-71 bracket kit is used, the front of the hitch would be right about even with the front edge of the bed...
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  • How To Use Demco 18K Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch on 2011 Ford F-350 Without Prep Package
    In order to use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550022 (6077) on a 2011 Ford F-350 without prep package you'll simply need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches part # DM8552000-71. It looks like the photo shows a prep-package drop-in rail adapter being used but you won't be using that for this setup, just the hitch and bolt-on rail kt.
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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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  • 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 good...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommendation of Autoslide Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty
    I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 with the custom installation kit # DM8552000-71. This hitch will automatically slide to give you 14 inches more inches of clearance for turning. This automatic sliding feature eliminates the need to get out of your truck multiple times in order to make a turn. This Demco Hijacker is rated for a gross towing weight of 18,000 pounds and has a vertical load limit of 4,500 pounds. Above bed rails are used for this...
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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 similar...
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  • Does Demco Base Rail Kit For 2015 Ford F-250 Have Template & Are Rails Industry Standard
    I'll go ahead and take each of your questions one by one regarding the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552000-71. The kit does not have a template, it will require you to take measurements; this is normal though as 5th wheel bracket kits and base rails do not come with templates. The Demco # DM8552000-71 are indeed industry-standard, and I assume by gooseneck plate you are assuming to an adapter such as the Curt...
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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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  • Auto Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250 and 2013 F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
    We do offer one fifth wheel hitch that would have an auto slider that would give you enough clearance to be used on a truck with a 5-1/2 foot bed and a 6-1/2 foot bed. For that you would want the Demco 13k Hijacker part # DM8550040. As long as the trailer you plan to tow will weigh less than 13k when loaded this would be the perfect solution. For a set of fifth wheel rails for the 2016 F-250 you would want the part # DM8552000-71 for a custom install set of rails. For the 2013 F-150...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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