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

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

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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552016-71 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 Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

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  • Demco
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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.


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
  • 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


8552016 Demco Custom Bracket Kit for High Jacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

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

Item # DM8552016-71

Installation Details DM8552016-71 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM8552016-71 Installation instructions

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Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552016-71

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. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.

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This is a good high quality product. Directions are good, but installation of this product should be done by an experienced technician. etrailer customer service is outstanding.



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Easy install love the no drill brackets and how everything fit perfectly.



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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation For 2009 Dodge Ram 6-1/2 Ft Bed Towing Keystone Sprinter
    A sliding hitch is recommended with the 2009 Dodge Ram to tow the Keystone Sprinter to have enough cab clearance when making turns. As long as your pin box is not a turning pin box (doesn't rotate) you will need a sliding hitch with the short bed truck. I do recommend an autoslide hitch Demco 18K Hijacker part # DM8550034 and the Demco Hijacker custom rails for the bed part # DM8552016-71. The Hijacker is one of the easiest to use sliding fifth wheel hitches on the market because you...
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  • Rail Kit Options to install Demco FWH 24P in 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    The Demco fifth wheel hitch fwh 24p came in two different styles. If you see UL or Ultra on the hitch anywhere it was designed to fit standard fifth wheel rails but if instead you see SL the rails needed actually go the opposite direction and require a different style rail kit. So if you have the UL you'd need the kit part # DM8552016-71 for a set of industry standard rails. If you see SL instead you'd need the # DM8553003-12. Both of these kits come with the rails and everything needed...
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  • Installation Instructions for Demco Hijacker Premier Series Base Rails on 2003 Dodge Ram 2500
    I've linked the instructions for the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552016-71 you were looking at to this answer for you; there are 2 sets (1 alternate instruction sheet and 1 primary). These are also available on the product page towards the bottom. Unfortunately at this time we've yet to install this kit on a similar 2003 Dodge Ram 2500, so we do not have a video for you to follow along with.
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  • Will Demco Above Bed Rails Install with B&W Gooseneck Hitch on a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500
    Since the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1308 uses the same mounting points for the brackets as any of the Demco above rail kits, like part # DM8552016-71, you would need to remove the B&W hitch to install the Demco rails. I do have an alternate solution for you though. Instead of removing your B&W gooseneck hitch I recommend going with the B&W Companion because it mounts directly into the gooseneck receiver that you currently have on your 2010 Dodge Ram 3500....
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  • Can the Demco Hijacker Be Used On a 2012 Ram 2500 with RamBox
    In order to install the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2012 Ram 2500 you will need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552016-71. That said, since you have the RamBox feature you need a rotating pin box and the Demco Hijacker won't work with a rotating pin box. I recommend selling the Demco Hijacker and obtaining the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550043 along with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Towing a GVWR 16,250 lb Trailer with a 2006 Ram 3500 Short Bed
    Typically we recommend going with a 5th wheel hitch that is rated for about 2,000 lbs more than what the GVWR of your trailer is. That way if you were to totally max out the weight of your trailer your hitch isn't maxed out as well. Since your 2006 Ram 3500 is a short bed you will want to look into getting a sliding 5th wheel hitch to avoid trailer-to-cab contact when taking sharp turns. The best option for you to go with would be the Demco Hijacker Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch. This...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed with Cummins
    From the research I did it looks like the towing capacity for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins has a towing capacity of 12,800 lbs depending on how it is equipped. Sounds like you are looking at the correct weight range of trailers for your truck (which looks great by the way). Now since you have a short bed truck you are going to need to get a slider fifth wheel hitch so that you can make tight turns without cab/trailer overhang interference. The hitch will slide back and will allow...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Demco Hijacker AutoSlide Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2011 Ram 3500
    To install the Demco Hijacker Autoslide fifth wheel hitch part # DM8550034 that you referenced in the bed of your 2011 Ram 3500 short bed all you need is the rail kit part # DM8552016-71 which is a confirmed custom fit rail kit for your truck. You want to go with a custom install kit over a universal one as it will minimize drilling and install time considerably.
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    I have an automatic sliding hitch I can recommend for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed, but B and W does not have any automatic sliding hitches. They only offer manual sliders. What you would want is the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide part # DM8550034 which will slide as you make tight turns. And then for a rail kit you would want the custom install kit part # DM8552016-71 which is confirmed to fit your vehicle. If you needed to be able to tow a gooseneck hitch you could then use the...
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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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  • Would Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection Fit Demco Rails in a 2011 Ram 3500
    The Demco fifth wheel rails you have installed in the bed of your 2011 Ram 3500 would be the part # DM8552016-71 which are industry standard fifth wheel rails. The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System # AM3200 that you also referenced would be compatible with those rails and would work fine.
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  • Recommendation for 5th Wheel Hitch on 2012 Ram 2500 Diesel with Gooseneck Hitch
    For your 2012 Ram 2500 with a 6 foot 3 inch bed, I'd recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216 . This uniquely designed coupler system will convert your gooseneck hitch to fit with your 5th wheel kingpin. The offset ball allows you better turning clearance in your short bed truck. This system will allow you to get the most turning clearance out of your Atwood under-bed gooseneck hitch. These types of adapters can...
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  • Install Bracket Kit for Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2004 Dodge Ram Short Bed
    Whether your 2004 Dodge Ram is a 1500, 2500, or 3500 you have two options of bracket kits. If you're using the 18k Demco Hijacker for Above Bed Rails # DM8550034 you'll need # DM8552016-71. If your Hijacker is for Underbed Rails # DM8550022 use # DM8551005.
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  • Recommended Base Rail Kit for 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 MegaCab with Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch
    For your 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 MegaCab, the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552016-71 is what you want if you want to stay with the same manufacturer as your hitch. However, the hitch will use industry standard base rails, so I recommend instead using the Reese Custom Installation Kit # RP50140-58. You may also want to consider the 7-way harness # 51-97-411 for the bed of your truck for a really clean look and a second working 7-way...
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  • Demco Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 for Demco Autoslider
    If the Demco Hijacker 16k is the version that attaches to their underbed style rails like part # DM8550022 then the custom install kit you'd need is the part # DM8551005. If instead the rails that the hitch installs in are the standard above the bed rails then the correct rail kit is the part # DM8552016-71. If you are unsure measure the distance between the mounting tabs on the hitch from front to back. If they are 22 inches apart you have the above bed style hitch. If not then you...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
    I can recommend a great option for a sliding fifth wheel hitch for your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab, but we do not carry PullRite so I would not be able to offer any specifics. Instead I strongly recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 because not only will you never again need to get out of your truck just to make a turn, but it also has a highly secure jaw system which ensures a complete, secure connection to your trailer's king pin as well as a cushioned head which will...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation For 2003 Dodge 2500 Diesel With 6 Foot Bed
    Your 2003 Dodge 2500 has a 6 ft bed so you will either need a slider fifth wheel hitch or need to swap the pin box out for a Sidewinder. This is so you can execute 90 degree turns. You will want to choose a fifth wheel hitch that is matched to the weight of the trailer you plan on towing. The best fifth wheel hitch I recommend is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider. If you need an 18,000 lb hitch you would want part # DM8550034. For a bigger fifth wheel hitch...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2009 Ram 2500
    Sounds like you have the remains of a universal fifth wheel kit like the # RP30035 installed in your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 since you mentioned having L-brackets already installed. The frustrating part though is that without knowing what brand brackets you have I can't really recommend a rail kit since you can't mix bracket and rail manufacturers. The safest recommendation I can make for your truck is a custom install rail kit like the # DM8552016-71 which is a confirmed fit for your truck...
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  • 21k Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed
    If your plan is to get into the car hauling business I would recommend you go with a long bed truck that won't require an auto slider hitch. Slider hitches are heavier than fixed hitches and have more moving parts so if you don't have to use one you would be better. That being said, the Demco 21k Hijacker part # DM8550035 would be a great option if you do use your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 with a short bed truck. Since it will automatically slide back around turns you wouldn't ever have to...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
    With short bed trucks you have to use a sliding hitch to allow you the needed clearance to make tight turns. Otherwise the nose of the trailer will interfere with the cab of the truck as you make tight turns. My favorite sliding hitch is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034 which slides automatically as you make tight turns. To install this all you need is the correct install kit. For that you'd want the part # DM8552016-71 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2009 Ram 2500...
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  • Recommended Auto Slide 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
    The best auto sliding 5th wheel hitch we have for your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550034 with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552016-71. The auto slide feature means that you will not have to enter and exit your truck each time you need to make a sharp turn because the hitch will automatically slide back for you to prevent any cab to loft contact. The other great feature...
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