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

Demco Hijacker 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. Call 800-298-1624 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 Hijacker 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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2009 Chevrolet Silverado - Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Universal Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

  • Above the Bed
  • Demco
  • Universal

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 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
  • 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 High Jacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

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

Installation Details DM8552009-71 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 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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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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  • Installing Universal 5th Wheel Base Rails in a 2002 Toyota Tacoma
    I do have an option for you to use a 5th wheel hitch in the bed of your 2002 Toyota Tacoma, but unfortunately there are no base rails from Reese that fit your Tacoma since it does not have the 8 foot bed. The instructions for part # RP30035-197 which fit an 8 foot bed specifically say it will only fit the 8 foot bed. We have the Demco Hijacker Universal Base Rail Kit # DM8552009-71 as well as the Husky Universal Base Rail Kit # HT31563-686 which are confirmed to fir your 2002 Tundra...
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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...
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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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  • Recommendation for B&W Gooseneck Compatibility with Demco 16K 5th Wheel Hitch
    For your 2005 GMC Sierra 3500 with the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck you have a couple options for an excellent hitch. The first option is to use the Demco 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitches # DM6140 or Curt X5 # 16310. Then you can use any standard fixed mounted hitch, but you still can't use a Sidewinder or Revolution style pin box or an autoslider hitch which you don't need for an 8 foot bed anyway. You will be able to use the Demco Hijacker Premier Series...
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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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  • Compatibility of the Demco Auto Slide Hitch and a Rail Adapter Kit to Fit the B&W Underbed Hitch
    I have a solution for you, but the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide 5th Wheel Hitch for Above Bed Rails, # DM8552009-71, is not compatible with using a rail adapter with the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitch. Auto slide 5th wheel hitches cannot be mounted to the adapter. Using the Demco 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitches, # DM6140, you can install the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider 21K, # DM6076P-UL-21K....
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel For 2014 GMC Sierra With 5-1/2 Ft Truck Bed
    You sure can tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2014 Sierra. There are a couple options depending on the weight of your fifth wheel trailer. If your fully-loaded-ready-to-tow trailer weight is under 13,000-lbs, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM8550041. This hitch features 22-1/2 inches of travel so that you can execute tighter turns. The Underbed Rail And Installation Kit for this fifth wheel hitch is part # DM8551005. With this kit installed,...
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  • Demco 5th Wheel Installation Kits for 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500
    If your 2005 Silverado 2500 is a 6-1/2 foot bed you can use Demco 5th wheel universal installation kit # DM8552009-71 if you have the Premier Series 16K hitch # DM6076P-UL-16K, or custom install kit # DM8553004-12 if you have the Hijacker SL Series hitch # DM6076SL-16K. The part # DM8553004 that you referenced is just the frame brackets for the SL. If your Silverado 2500 is a long bed use either universal install kit # DM8552009-71 or for a shorter install time the custom install 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...
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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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  • 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...
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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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  • What is the Maximum Towing Capacity for a 1993 Chevy C/K 3500 with 7.4 Liter Motor
    I will be happy to help sort all this out. The maximum gross trailer weight for a 1993 Chevy 3500 series truck with the 7.4 liter (454) motor is 10,000 pounds. Everything else is lower. It depends on a few other factors such as if it is a 2x4 or 4x4, cab style, bed length. This information is straight from a GM document that covered all the capacities for all of their trucks for the 1993 model year. So, now all we have to do is figure out exactly what your truck is rated for and then...
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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...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD 6.5 Foot Bed
    First, I recommend checking your owner's manual for your Silverado's maximum towing capacity. From what I found, Chevy has determined that fifth wheel and gooseneck trailers should not be towed with the 2005 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. For example, The owner's manual for the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, 4 wheel drive, 5800 V8, with an axle ratio of 4.10 lists a maximum towing capacity for the vehicle of 8,400 pounds. So as to not damage your truck, I recommend making sure the gross towing weight...
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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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  • 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...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 Short Bed
    Since the bed length of your 2004 GMC Sierra is less than 8 feet you will need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without cab interference. My favorite option for that is the 18k rated Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034 as it slides automatically as you make tight turns. Then for a rail kit to install the hitch in the bed of your truck you'd want the custom fit rail kit part # DM8552009-71 and you'd be set. For something a bit more economically priced the Reese 16k...
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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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  • 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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  • 5th Wheel Bed Rail Installation on 2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 with 6 Foot Bed
    For the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30035, doesn't have a fit for your 2002 Toyota Tundra 6 foot bed so I can't give you the installation measurements. The universal rail kits similar to this like the # DM8552009-71 simply have you put the hitch and rails in your truck and place the center of the hitch directly over the axle to up to 3” ahead of it, and it must be centered side to side in the box of the truck. then they have you drill the 4 holes through the...
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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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  • 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...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommendation for Towing 5th Wheel Trailer with 2010 Sierra 1500 that has 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    For your 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 that has a 5-1/2 foot bed, I recommend going with a fixed 5th-wheel hitch like the Reese # RP30047 and the Custom Base Rail Installation Kit # RP30035. This is a great 5th-wheel hitch that features a forged sing-piece jaw for a secure connection to the trailer and a towing capacity of 20,000 pounds. The custom base rails include brackets specifically designed for your truck that will simplify installation. I have attached the installation details and a...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch For 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 With 5-1/2 Ft Bed
    There are two ways you can get a fifth wheel hitch on your 2005 Silverado with the 5-1/2 ft bed. You can go with a fixed fifth wheel hitch like the Pro Series, part # PS30119. You will then need to change out the pin box on your trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder that will give you the ability to execute corners. The fifth wheel installation kit I recommend is part # RP50064-58. This is a custom kit and it cuts the installation time in half when compared to using the standard...
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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 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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