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Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Universal Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Universal Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Universal brackets, base rails, and hardware included. 1-636-306-4830 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552009-71 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Universal Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - DM8552009-71

  • Above the Bed
  • Universal
  • Demco

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Universal 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
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 2 Base rails, brackets and hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-Year limited warranty


8552009 Demco Bracket Kit for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

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

Installation Details DM8552009-71 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Universal Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552009-71

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Universal brackets, base rails, and hardware included.

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The product, bed rails and kit for 5th wheel hitch were good quality and installed easily enough, but the product was shipped in cardboard and it was heavy and broke through the box and some of the nuts and bolts were missing. Box arrived with big holes in each end. etrailer was good and shipped the missing parts but it cost me several days delay and unnecessary hassle. They just need to figure out how to ship without the box breaking up. Good product, good customer service, not so good shipping.




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There was an issue with the address on our debit card so payment in our order didn’t complete, we received a personal email (not just one of those automated ones) regarding the matter, when i called to correct the staff were super friendly and helpful. Our package came right on time for instal!




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Made installing my Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel kit a snap! These rails are sturdy and well-made and will probably outlast the truck (which is still going strong at nearly 300,000 miles). I can tow my Bigfoot 5th wheel with ease and confidence.




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It will do the trick!




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  • 2003 Toyota Tundra Short Bed Base Rails and Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches
    The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Universal Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches Item # DM8552009-71 are confirmed fit for the short bed 2003 Toyota Tundra.
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 5-1/2 ft Bed
    We have one slider hitch that will give your 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 5-1/2 foot bed enough clearance to make a tight turn. For that you'd want the Demco Hijacker 13k part # DM8550040. The correct fifth wheel rail kit then for your truck is the part # DM8552009-71 which is a custom fit kit which means it will minimize drilling and install time.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 With Truck Bed Toolbox
    You can put a sliding fifth wheel hitch in your 1997 Dodge 2500 and that would give you additional clearance behind the cab. The concern I have is the clearance above the bed rails with your tool box and fuel pump. I have attached a drawing that shows how much clearance is needed above the bed rails when towing. You will need 5 to 6 inches clearance above the bed. I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034. This hitch automatically slides rearward 14-inches when you are...
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  • Can the Demco HiJacker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Moved from One Truck to Another
    You can move the HiJakcer Autoslide hitch # DM8550035 from one truck to another without having to buy a new hitch. You would just need a compatible installation kit for the new truck. For your 2002 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 short bed the installation kit you will need is # DM8552009-71. Once you have a new truck you just call us up or visit our site and we can show you the kit that fits the new truck. There are some trucks that there is no installation kit for so I recommend checking with us...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 1996 Toyota T100
    For your 1996 Toyota T100 truck you would need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without truck cab interference. For that the best option is the Demco Auto slide part # DM8550034 which will automatically slide as you make tight turns. You will need the separate fifth wheel rail kit to go with it as well which is part # DM8552009-71. There will be drilling into the frame and bed as well.
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 5-1/2 foot Bed
    We do have slider hitches that will fit the very short bed length you have of 5-1/2 foot. For that the Demco part # DM8550040 will be your best option. It can slide 22-1/2 inches which would be what you would need to make a tight turn in your 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500. For a set of fifth wheel rails for your truck you'd then want the part # DM8552009-71 which is confirmed as a fit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2001 Dodge Ram Short Bed
    For short bed trucks like yours you will need a slider hitch to allow your truck and trailer the clearance needed for sharp corners. My favorite hitch to recommend for this is the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 because it will automatically move itself back whenever you get into a tight turn. This prevents the hassle of getting out and operating the slider. For a fifth wheel rail kit confirmed to fit your 2001 Dodge Ram you would want the part # DM8552009-71. Timbren suspension kits...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 5-1/2 ft Bed
    For your truck bed that is 5-1/2 feet long there is only one slider hitch that would have enough clearance to allow you to make tight turns. For that you would need the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550040. This will automatically slide back 22-1/2 inches and would work well. For rails you would need the custom install kit part # DM8552009-71. This is a custom install kit that minimizes drilling and install time over universal kit.
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  • Compatible Hitch For DSP Rails In A 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 HD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    I contacted Demco and was advised that the DSP hitches are rarely used anymore. The rails for the DSP hitches are not compatible with any other type of hitch. If you are looking for a replacement hitch I have added a link to the compatible hitches for your 2005 GMC sierra 1500 HD. We recommend using a slider with a 6-1/2 foot bed like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Item # DM8550035 with Above-Bed Base Rails Item # DM8552009-71
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
    To determine the best 5th wheel hitch for your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, you need the gross vehicle weight rating of your trailer. This will determine the weight rating you need for your 5th wheel hitch. For example, if your trailer comes in under 18,000 lbs, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 and Installation Kit # DM8552009-71. This fifth wheel hitch features Demco's Autoslide, which makes turning corners easier by automatically sliding the head assembly...
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  • Is the Demco Hijacker 13K Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch An Automatic Slide Hitch
    Yes, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550041 is an automatic sliding fifth wheel hitch so the hitch head will slide back away from the cab automatically while making sharp turns. Therefore, you won't have to get in and out of the truck to engage the slider. If you want to use this on a 2001 GMC Sierra you'll need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Universal Install Kit part # DM8552009-71.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 5-1/2 ft bed
    If your customer is wanting to get by with the best priced fifth wheel hitch setup for his 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed we can help but due to the incredibly short bed length he has he's going to have to use special slider hitch. There's only one slider hitch that has a far enough range for as short of a bed as his truck and its the Demco Hijacker 13k part # DM8550040 that can slide 22-1/2 inches. For a rail kit you then would want the part # DM8552009-71 which is confirmed...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For A 2001 Ford F-150 With A 5-1/2 Bed
    I spoke with Demco and due to the size of your 2001 Ford F-150's bed you'll need to use the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Universal Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552009-71 and the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 13,000lbs # DM8550040. Even with this you will also need an extended pin box and could potentially still face turning clearance issues.
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  • Base Rails and Installation Kit for 2005 Chevrolet Silverado
    While we do not have just the mounting hardware available for your Demco base rails, we do have a complete set of base rails for a great price that is confirmed to fit your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. I recommend the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Universal Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches, # DM8552009-71.
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation Kit for 2002 Toyota Tundra Limited 4x4
    We can help you with a 5th wheel installation kit to let you mount the 5th wheel hitch of your preference. For your Tundra I recommend the industry-standard Demco universal base rail kit # DM8552009-71 because this kit includes all the under-bed hardware and brackets needed to install a 5th wheel hitch. Install instructions are linked. Custom-fit installation kits are not presently available for your truck. Also a helpful article is linked to assist you with your installation.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Long Bed
    Either of the rail kits you referenced would work well in your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 with an 8 foot bed. You should note that while these rail kits are listed as custom fit kits they will install more like a universal one as the L-brackets are the same as the universal kits. Because of that I would go with the Reese universal rail kit part # RP30035 as it has the best price and would work well with your Curt hitch. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Install Kit for Demco HiJacker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    There are a couple of Demco HiJacker autoslide 5th wheel trailer hitches. One fits above the bed rails and one fits below the bed rails. The benefit of the below the bed rails is that when the hitch is removed the bed is essentially clear for cargo. I can give you recommendations for both. For above the bed rails you can use either installation kit # DM8552009-71, which is a universal kit that will require drilling to install the frame brackets, or # DM8552013-71, which is a custom kit...
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  • Fitment of Demco AutoSlide Hitch for 2016 Ford F-150 5.5 Foot Bed
    I can help answer the questions you're having about this Demco AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch. Demco designed this 13K Hijacker AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550040 with the 5-1/2 foot beds in mind. As you turn this hitch will give you an extended distance of 22-1/2 inches, which is crucial to most short bed truck owners when making sharp turns. So, this Demco 5th Wheel Hitch will work great for your 2016 Ford F-150. The Demco AutoSlide # DM8550040 is compatible with industry standard above...
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  • Can Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit in Place of Demco Hijacker for 2007 Chevy Silverado
    For your 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Demco has two styles of rail kits available. There an underbed version and an above bed version which is much more popular and most likely what you have. The kit you'd have for your truck would be the part # DM8552009-71 which you can look at to get an idea and compare to what you have. If what you have looks like this then yes a Curt E16 hitch # C16115 would work as it is designed to fit the same rails. If it's an underbed rail kit it would be part...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rails for 1995 Toyota T100 Pickup
    The correct replacement installation hardware and bracket kit for your Reese 10 bolt rails is the part # RP30439. This kit is intended for the Universal Base Rails # RP30035. With this in mind, the Reese Universal Base Rail - 10 Bolt Kit is actually not confirmed to fit your 1995 Toyota T100. For 5th Wheel Base Rails that are confirmed to fit, I instead recommend looking at the Demco Rails # DM8552009-71. This kit will include the base rails, brackets and all the hardware needed for installation....
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed
    There are 2 short beds for the 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500; a 5-1/2 foot bed and a 6-1/2 foot bed. If your truck has the 6-1/2 foot bed than the regular slider hitch can work. But if you have a 5-1/2 foot bed the regular slider hitch will not offer enough travel to safely make 90 degree turns. For the 5-1/2 foot bed I have an excellent solution if the gross trailer weight is less than 13,000 pounds. You can use the Demco HiJacker, # DM8550040, with installation kit # DM8552009-71, for a...
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  • Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch Options for a 2006 Chevy Silverado with a Short Bed
    We do have Demco Autosliding 5th wheel hitches for your 2006 Chevy Silverado with the short bed but the Demco Hijacker # DM8550038 that you referenced is designed to fit the unique puck system found on Ford pickups. For a 1500 that is not a Flareside or Stepside then you can use the Universal Base Rail Kit # DM8552009-71 to use the 18K # DM8550034 or 21K # DM8550035 Demco Hijacker. This kit does require drilling. If you happen to have a 2500 instead then I recommend using the Custom Base...
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  • 5th Wheel Rails Compatible with a 1993 Dodge Pickup
    I may have a solution for you but it is hard to be sure without knowing what your needs are. The Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # DM8553013 you are asking about will not fit a 1993 Dodge pickup. These rails are also custom brackets to be used with the Demco Hijacker SL Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076SL-16K. If your needs are that you have the Hijacker hitch and need the rails then you will want Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # DM8553003-12, which are the correct mounting...
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