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

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

Item # DM8552015-71
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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Semi-custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included. 1-833-496-1390 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552015-71 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 Semi-Custom Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - DM8552015-71

  • Above the Bed
  • Semi-Custom
  • Demco

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Semi-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
  • Semi-custom brackets mount to your vehicle's frame
    • Avoid 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


8552015 Demco Semi-Custom 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 DM8552015-71 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM8552015-71 Installation instructions

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Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Semi-Custom Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552015-71

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

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

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Our only issue was the shipping box was in shreds due to the UPS man dragging it down a snow covered lane and up a gravel driveway. Thankfully the contents were not affected, or shall I say, appear not to be.



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  • Demco 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit Position in 2007 Dodge Ram Short-Bed Pickup
    5th wheel hitch installation typically places the hitch center (where the king pin will be when the trailer is hitched) directly over or slightly forward of the rear axle center line. The exact position does depend on the specific vehicle configuration. Demco base rail kit # DM8552015-71 which fits the short-bed 2007 Ram 2500 does indeed have its rear base rail positioned so that its centerline is 32-inches from the rear edge of the bed.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Since you have a short bed truck you are going to need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. Short bed trucks don't have the clearance needed for a fifth wheel trailer to make a tight turn so a slider hitch allows the hitch to move back several inches when at slow speeds to give the needed clearance. Since this can be somewhat of a hassle every time you get to a parking lot I would recommend an auto-slider like the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034. This hitch will automatically...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
    Since your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 is a short bed you would need a slider hitch to allow you to have enough clearance to make tight turns. I would recommend the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide hitch part # DM8550034. This hitch slides back as you make tight turns to allow you the clearance needed without having to get out of your truck every time you get to a parking lot. I attached a review video for the hitch for you to check out as well. Then for a rail kit you would want the Demco Kit part...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2012 Ram 3500 Short Bed
    For your 2012 Ram 3500 short bed my favorite hitch to recommend is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550035 as it has a 21k capacity and will slide automatically as you make tight turns to give you the turning clearance you need. To install it in your 2012 Ram 3500 what you need is a custom install rail kit like the part # DM8552015-71 which has been confirmed as a fit. Custom install kits are the way to go as they allow you to install the kit easier with drilling minimized.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch For A 2006 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab With A 6-1/2ft Bed
    For your 2006 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab with the 6-1/2' truck bed I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 21,000 lbs Item # DM8550035 with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Semi-Custom Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches Item # DM8552015-71. Because you have a short bed truck we always recommend a slider. Having a slider provides the room needed between the cab and nose of the trailer when turning sharp corners....
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  • What is Fifth Wheel Towing Capacity of 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 liter Cummins
    I did some research on your 2006 Dodge 2500 with a Cummins diesel and the towing capacity is 12,859 lbs so your trailer that has a max loaded weight of 10,995 lbs would be within the capacity of the truck and you'd be totally safe. The Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 is a really solid choice for a hitch for your truck too since it's a short bed. This hitch automatically slides back as you make tight turns to give you the clearance you need between the nose of the trailer and the cab of...
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  • Rail Kit Solution for Demco FWH-24P In Bed of 2003 Dodge Ram 2500
    I contacted Demco directly. It's not as simple an answer as I'd like but really depends on what you have. The FWH-24P is the part number of hitch head only. That hitch head was used on 2 different series of 5th wheel hitches. This would have been manufactured by the former owner of the Demco line in Canada. They had 2 series of hitches one was the SL series and the rails ran front to back in the truck bed. The other line of hitches was a UL Series and those run side to side in the truck...
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  • Mounting Brackets For Older Model Hijacker 5th Wheel
    I contacted Demco directly. It's not as simple an answer as I'd like but really depends on what you have. The FWH-24P is the part number of hitch head only. That hitch head was used on 2 different series of 5th wheel hitches. This would have been manufactured by the former owner of the Demco line in Canada. They had 2 series of hitches one was the SL series and the rails ran front to back in the truck bed. The other line of hitches was a UL Series and those run side to side in the...
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  • Can Curt X5 Adapter for B&W Gooseneck Use Auto-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2012 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    You are correct that the Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitches # 16310 is not compatible with auto-sliding 5th wheel hitches as it puts too much stress on the adapter. For a sliding 5th wheel hitch, the Demco Hijacker, what you'll need to do is remove the gooseneck and install base rails on your 2012 Ram 2500. The correct parts are the following: - Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Semi-Custom Install Kit for 5th Wheel...
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  • Install Kit for Demco HiJacker Ultra Slider 5th Wheel Hitch and 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
    There are a few different HiJacker 5th wheel hitches that use Ultra in their name. All of them fit in industry standard above the bed rails. For an installation kit for your 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 you have some options. If your truck has 4 wheel drive you can use installation kit # DM8552016-71 or # DM8552015-71. The difference is that # DM8552015-71 requires more drilling. If your truck is a 2 wheel drive model use # DM8552017-71.
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Kit That Allows For Gooseneck Capabilities On A 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Megacab Shortbed
    I have a solution for you, although there isn't any rails that install for a 5th wheel and a gooseneck available. What I recommend, depending on what you already have, is to install a 5th wheel above bed rail kit like # DM8552015-71 and use a gooseneck adapter # RP58079. This adapter will install to industry standard 5th wheel rails like # DM8552015-71 mentioned earlier, and allow you to use a gooseneck. If you're interested in a 5th wheel hitch as well, the rail kit mentioned above are...
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  • Demco Autoslide Fifth Wheel Hitch And Installation Kit For 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup With 6 Ft Bed
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider, part # DM8550034 will work great with your 2004 Ram 2500, and will work with the Lippert pin box you have on your trailer. This hitch features an automatic slider that means you do not have to get out of the truck to operate the slider any more. It also features a wrap around single jaw that helps reduce rattle, and with a dual pivoting head you will have less chucking so that you have a smoother ride. The 5th Wheel Rail...
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  • Demco Hijacker Autoslide Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Air Cushioned Pin Boxes
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 is a sliding fifth wheel trailer hitch which you may need with a 6 foot bed. The advantage of the Hijacker over most hitches is that it slides automatically when turning so you don't need to get out of your truck and manually activate the sliding feature. To install the Hijacker in your 2004 Dodge Ram use the install kit # DM8552015-71. The Demco is fine to tow trailers that has a standard pin however you will need a different locking plate if...
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  • Could Demco Universal Fifth Wheel Rails Be Installed in the Bed of a Truck with Gooseneck Hitch
    I have a solution for you so that you can tow both a fifth wheel trailer and a gooseneck hitch trailer, but you will not be able to have a gooseneck and a fifth wheel rail kit installed in your truck at the same time. You would need to remove the gooseneck hitch and then install the rail kit part # DM8552015-71 so that you can use the hitch part # DM6076P-UL-21K and then when you need to tow a gooseneck trailer you would need the # DM5996.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Install Kit to Replace Old Demco Sl-16 Model FWH34
    Thank you for your photo. My Demco contact confirmed that they no longer have installation bracket kits for your older SL-16 hitch model FWH34 to let you install it in your 2013 Ram 2500 with 6-1/2-foot bed. However, we can help you with a new slider hitch and new rail kit. All hitches and install kits for your truck appear on the linked page. For a Demco hitch with 8-inches of travel and an above-bed rail kit you could use hitch # DM6076P-UL-16K along with base rail kit # DM8552015-71....
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