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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 # DM8552005-71
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552005-71 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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1994 Ford F-250 and F-350 - Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

  • Above the Bed
  • Demco
  • 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 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
    • Minimizes drilling
    • 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


8552005 Demco Custom Bracket Kit for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Installation Details DM8552005-71 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552005-71

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 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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Just what was needed for my Demco auto hitch install.



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The installation instructions of the base rails were vague at best. There was a reference to a template that was not included, and each package of the hitch said nearly the same information. The beneath bed brackets would lead one to believe that they were shaped to avoid obstructions on the frame, this was not the case and in two occasions the bracket had to be trimmed in order to avoid a rivet and have the bracket lay flat on the frame. The bolts for the frame were grade 5 , however the carriage bolts had no grade marking. At no point in the instructions was it mentioned to remove the tires for the drilling, not a big deal normally, but I was away from my shop and it added another layer that I didn't come prepared for.



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1997 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Great kit for my 1997 F250 7.3. Was easy and straight forward to install. Huge thanks to Demco for already supplying a solution for sneaking the rear bolts through the frame! The rear bolts are almost impossible to get in by hand, so Demco supplied a length of wire that the bolts are threaded into, then the wire is run through the newly drilled bolt hole and the bolt is easily pulled through.



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The product was not as pictured. I had expected the rails to include the frame brackets but it didn't. After receiving the rails the manual explicitly states that brackets are to be purchased separate. Guess I should have called to verify.



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1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty

My brackets were on back order for a few weeks and the day after I put my order in I had received a phone call asking me if I would want to change get my order or keep it. I kept it because I wasnt in a rush and the whole team let me know any information that came in. Delivered on time as estimated ...great customer service.. thanks for everything!



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

  • Availability of 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 1992 Ford F-250 that does Not Require Frame Drilling
    The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails # DM8552005-71 referenced in your question are confirmed to fit your 1992 Ford F-250 with overload springs but it will require drilling into the truck's frame for installation. There is not a base rail kit available that doesn't require frame drilling on your Ford F-250. These base rails will work perfectly with your existing Demco Hijacker. All of the needed brackets and hardware for installation are included. I have attached the...
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  • How to Use the RBW Lil Rocker 15K 5th Wheel Hitch on a 1984 Ford F-250 with an 8 Foot Bed
    The RBW Lil Rocker 15K 5th Wheel Hitch uses industry standard rails (ISR) therefore I recommend using the Demco Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches part # DM8552005-71 to install the hitch in the bed of your 1984 Ford F-250. The above kit is made in the U.S.A. and comes with a 5-year warranty. It is a custom kit which will reduce the amount of drilling required for installation.
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  • Demco Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Fits 1977 Ford F-350
    For your 1977 Ford F-350 the Demco fifth wheel rail kit part # DM8552005-71 is a confirmed fit and would also work with your Husky roller hitch. It includes everything needed to install so no other components would be needed.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit for a 1993 Ford F-150
    The correct 5th wheel rails installation kit for your 1993 F-150 is the Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails item # DM8552005-71. This custom fit kit mounts in existing holes in your trucks frame and provides you with a set of industry standard rails to attach many models of 5th wheel hitches to.
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  • Custom Fit 5th Wheel Rails And In-Bed 7-Way For A 1976 Ford F-250
    For your 1976 Ford F-250, with the 6-1/2' bed, you can use the: -Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552005-71. This is a custom kit that will fit the 6-1/2' and 8' bed models, and includes the brackets and hardware for installation. To add a 7-way to your truck bed, you'll just need the 7-Way Pre-Wired Car Connector, 7' Lead # 20023.
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  • Which 5th Wheel Frame Brackets Fit A 1981 Ford F-250 8 Foot Bed?
    For your 1981 Ford F-250 with the 8' bed I recommend installing the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552005-71. This provides industry standard rails for Demco, B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches. Then for your 5th wheel hitch, if you don't already have one, I would look into the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 21,000 lbs...
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  • Recommended Custom 5th Wheel Rails for a 1995 Ford F-250
    I actually recommend going with the Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552005-71 instead of B&W. Mainly because B&W doesn't offer just the frame brackets separately, so you'd have to buy the whole kit # BWRVR3200, and it's not custom to your vehicle so you'd do a lot of drilling into your frame. Whereas the Demco # DM8552005-71 is a custom kit that will cut your installation time down significantly due to much less drilling,...
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  • Recommended Adapter Rails to Install the Curt A16 # C16120 on My 1993 Ford F-350 Long Bed
    Since the Curt A16 # C16120 can attach to your 8-foot bed on your 1993 Ford F-350 with industry-standard rails, I recommend using the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552005-71 to install the hitch onto your bed. The rails come with all installation hardware you need for your truck and fit whether you happen to have overload springs or not. As far as the mounting brackets, they mount to the existing holes in your...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 1997 Ford Super Duty Crew Cab Shortbed
    For your 1997 Ford Super Duty 7.3L Crew Cab short bed pickup with or without overload springs you can use Demco custom 5th wheel rail kit # DM8552005-71. This includes above-bed base rails that fit all brands of industry-standard 5th wheel hitches, including your Reese. This custom kit reduces you drilling and overall installation time. A lower-cost alternative that takes more time to install is a universal kit # RP30035. This kit requires drilling into the truck frame while the custom...
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  • Installation Kit and Rails for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and 1990 Ford F-250 Long Bed
    We do have 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits for your 1990 Ford F-250 long bed. But they are going to require drilling into the truck frame for installation. You can use Demco kit # DM8552005-71. The Reese hitch # RP30047 will fit these rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Ford Puck Adapter Compatible with RBW Lil Rocker 15k Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The RBW Lil Rocker hitch will use the industry standard base rails, so to convert your underbed system to that you will need an adapter. For your 2014 Ford F-350 you can use either the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ford OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs # DM6175 or the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs # RP30156. Both of these will have the same on center measurements for the mounting locations which I've attached...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 1997 Ford F-350 Long Bed Pickup
    For your 1997 Ford F-350 long bed pickup (without the overload springs) the easiest 5th wheel installation kit you can use is a custom type kit. These reduce drilling and overall required installation time since they use existing holes in the frame for the rail brackets. You can use Demco custom install kit # DM8552005-71. If you happen to prefer an economical universal-fit install kit then you can use part # RP30035 from Reese. Both kits provide industry-standard rails (ISRs) that work...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 1996 Ford F-350 Dually with Overload Springs
    Actually, Demco installation kit # DM8552005-71 will fit a 1996 Ford F-350 with or without overload springs. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. For a hitch you can use the Demco HiJacker # DM6076P-21K. This is a fixed hitch rated for 21,000 pounds gross trailer weight. I have linked a video and the instructions for this hitch for you.
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  • Parts Needed for 5th Wheel Hitch Installation in 1996 Ford F-250
    5th wheel base rail installation kits include base rails, frame brackets and all required installation hardware. The Reese 5th wheel base rail installation kit # RP30035 and 16K 5th wheel hitch # RP30047 are fully compatible with each other and with your truck. The base rail kit is the universal-fit type; these cost less but take longer to install due to the need for frame drilling. If you want to have the easiest base rail install use a custom kit # DM8552005-71. For a wiring harness...
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  • New 5th Wheel Slider Hitch and Replacement Pin Box for a 1997 Ford F-250 and Keystone Raptor
    A Sidewinder pin box would be ideal but there isn't an air ride Sidewinder that is rated high enough for the gross trailer weight of your trailer. You do not want the pin box to have a lower capacity than what the trailer is rated for. What you can do is use a different hitch with an air ride pin box instead of a Sidewinder. If the hitch you have now fits in industry standard above the bed rails (see picture) you can use the Demco HiJacker # DM8550034 which offers 14 inches of travel. Then...
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  • Underbed Rail Kit for a 1993 Ford F-250 with an 8 Foot Bed
    The only underbed rail kit we have for your 1993 Ford F-250 with the 8' bed is the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # BWGNRK1100-5W for models without the overload leaf spring or part # BWGNRK1110-5W for models with the overload leaf spring. I have attached a photo of an overload leaf spring to help you determine whether or not you have this feature. The above underbed rail kit comes with a B&W gooseneck hitch and will easily allow you to...
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