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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 DM8552025-71 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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2015 Ram 2500 - Demco Hijacker 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 Hijacker Premier Series 5th-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck
    • Demco Hijacker Premier 5th-wheel must be manufactured after 2012
    • 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


8552025 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

Installation Details DM8552025-71 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552025-71

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (14 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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2018 Ram 2500

This is my second order for my second truck. I couldn't be happier with the pricing, service, delivery time, and courteous people.


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Great, very happy.
Rick S - 10/13/2020


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The Demco slider hitch I purchased with you bed kit is truly a phenomenal piece of equipment. I’ve had many questions about my hitch to which I’d recommend to any and everyone. This is my first fifth wheel and my first experience with pulling a fifth wheel. It’s truly amazing how it operates



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Good quality product



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2018 Ram 2500

The product was in good order. The install is somewhat difficult. The backside driver and front side passenger is easy to install. The drivers front and rear passenger is the most difficult. It would be helpful if the template was sent with the package so that you could layout the bed and drill everything from the top. Because you can't get to the front drivers side from under the truck. It took me 3 hours to install this product. One last comment is that there are 2 bags of nuts, bolts and bushing but you have to figure out what ones to use. If you know the make and model of the truck why can't the correct bolts and all of the accessories be put in the box.



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#1 customer service and as ordered. The best customer service from Paula, very knowledgeable.



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2015 Ram 2500

Haven't used this yet, but believe it will be terrific for lifting my Demo 5th wheel hitch to move to another truck. Purchased my Demo hitch also from Etailer.com, they are fast shipping, let you know exactly what you need for your particular vehicle. I would recommend them highly for any of your camper & auto and RVing needs!



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I recently called Diana at etrailer and requested a product for a brand new dodge ram that know one else could locate. Without hesitation she new exactly what I needed and told me so right away without putting me on hold or anything, great job Diana and great products you guys have. Keep up the good work



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Great folks! The only issue I have is it was delivered with the box busted.



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Product came timely and great shape e trailer very helpful getting order correct worked as intended



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Was easy to install. Only took a couple hours.



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Works great!



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2019 Ram 2500


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Ask the Experts about this Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Removing Brake Line Clips for Installation of Demco Above-Bed Base Rails
    Yes when installing the Demco Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit, # DM8552025-71, you should be able to reinstall the brake lines as they where from the factory, careful to not brake or damage the clip. For installation of the brackets, the clips will/may need to be removed to accommodate installation of some hardware and for having access of tools/sockets to tighten nuts. Once the new brackets are installed the brake lines/clips should be able to be reset as per the factory.
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  • Are Demco Premier Base Rails Compatible with 13K Hijacker for a 2015 Ram 2500
    Yes, the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails # DM8552025-71 will fit both your 2015 Ram 2500 (6-1/2' or 8' bed) and the 13K Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550040 that you're currently using. If you don't already have a 7-Way plug in the bed of your pickup you might also be interested in the Bargman # 50-97-410 to make connecting/disconnecting your trailer wiring much easier.
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  • Do Fifth Wheel Rails Have A Weight Rating
    Fifth Wheel Rails like Demco Hijacker Premier Series rails part # DM8552025-71 are not rated. What is rated for weight capacity is the hitch that goes on the rails such as the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550035 which is rated for 21,000 lbs. The only way to install the fifth wheel rails is to remove the gooseneck hitch you have installed in your truck because they install in the same spots on the frame.
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch Options and Base Rails for 2019 Ram 2500 With Short 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    I am going to give you the best options for a 5th wheel hitch and rails for your 2019 Ram 2500 with a short bed and a brief explanation as to why to try and help you make the most informed decision possible. - Best Overall: B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # BWRVK3400-5W with Custom Underbed Installation Kit # BWGNRK1320-5W The Companion is the best because of its immense jaws, cushioned bushings, and pivoting head, which combine to give you the most comfortable...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch Option for 2019 Ram 2500 Mega Cab With 6-1/2 Foot Short Bed
    With clearance being the biggest issue for you, there is one option I highly recommend for a 5th wheel hitch that fits your 2019 Ram 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # DM8550034. The Hijacker gives you more clearance than any other sliding hitch because of its 14 inches of front-to-back travel; other hitches have between 10 inches and 12 inches of travel. That will give you the most possible clearance for your 2019 Ram, and...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails and Install Kit For 2018 Ram 2500 With 6-1/2 Bed
    As long as the Hijacker 5th wheel hitch you have is the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 21K # DM6076P-21K, or # DM6076P-16K that uses above bed industry standard rails I recommend the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552025-71 which are confirmed to fit your 2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman 6'4" bed with the 6.7L diesel engine. The # C16200 you were looking at...
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  • How to Determine Height Setting of Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch on 2019 Ram 2500
    The first thing to know is that you'll need to have at least 5 inches to 6 inches of clearance between the top of your bed rails and the bottom of the trailer loft. You'll want to measure from the ground to the top of the bed rails on your 2019 Ram 2500 and then from the ground to the bottom of your trailer loft and the difference will be your clearance. Your Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550034 (18,000 lbs) or # DM8550035 (21,000 lbs) have height settings of 15-1/4 inches, 16-1/2...
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  • Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Hitch or Pullrite SuperGlide for 2019 Ram 2500
    When comparing the Demco Hijacker and Pullrite SuperGlide for your 2019 Ram 2500, I highly recommend going with the Demco Hijacker for a number of reasons The first reason is the superior jaw system of the Hijacker. As you can see by the accompanying photo, this hitch has a single-piece jaw that wraps completely around the king pin, and has an enhanced connection via a 3/4" solid steel bar that locks into place once the jaw is closed. This reinforced jaw system is what will give you...
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  • Instructions for Demco Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation Kit
    I've linked the installation instructions for the Demco Hijacker Premier Installation Kit # DM8552025-71 for you on this page.
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  • Auto Slide 5th Wheel Hitch and In-Bed Trailer Connector Recommended for 2020 Ram 2500
    I'd recommend the 18K capacity Demco Hijacker Auto Slide 5th wheel hitch, part # DM8550034 and the # DM8552025-71 bracket/rail kit. Just as the name states, the Hijacker Auto Slide hitch head will slide rearward during sharper turns to provide the necessary clearance between the front of the fifth wheel and the rear of the truck cab. For the trailer wiring harness to mount in the truck bed, I'd recommend the Tow Ready # 20110. If you use the provided links, you can see a demonstration...
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  • Can 2018 Ram with Ram Box Tow Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The only solution for towing a fifth wheel trailer with a Ram Box truck so that you can make turns without interference is a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer. The problem with the Ram Box is that is that it puts the rails of the bed too close together and it causes interference with the pin box of the trailer around corners. We have heard several customers say that with a Sidewinder pin box they were able to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a truck with a Ram Box. Sidewinders move...
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  • Can 2019 Ram 2500 with RamBoxes Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer
    There is a way to tow a trailer with your 2019 Ram 2500 short bed that has the RamBox cargo system but you will have to install a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer. Standard pin boxes when turning would contact the bedrails and damage them but with the Sidewinder the pivot point is moved up above the bed rails which prevents contact. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker...
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  • Measurement for Demco Hijacker Above-Bed Base Rails 2020 Ram 2500
    The Demco Hijacker Above-Bed Base Rails, # DM8552025-71 on the 6-1/2 foot bed, the measurement for the 2020 Ram 2500 is 28-3/4”. Please see page 2 of the attached installation instructions for a drawing.
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  • Will Andersen Ultimate Connection AM3200 Fit Demco Premier Series Base Rail Kit DM8552025-71
    Yes, if you have the Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3200, the Demco Premier Series Base Rail Kit # DM8552025-71 you referenced will work perfect for mounting. These are above-bed, industry-standard rails with which the Anderson Ultimate is compatible. This particular base rail kit includes the needed custom frame brackets for the following trucks: 2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg 2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 8 Foot Bed without...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Hey Jake, so I know there's a lot of hitch options for fifth wheel towing and in general you are correct that cost and quality go hand in hand but to answer your question about what you really need versus what's available let's start with the fact that since you have a short bed truck you do need a slider hitch to provide tight turning clearance so you don't hit the cab of your truck on the nose of your trailer. The Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 that you referenced is a really great...
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  • Is Trailair Air Ride Pin Box Compatible with Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch
    Trailair Air Ride 5th Wheel Pin Box # LC158778 is fully compatible with Demco Hijacker hitches such as the 18K # DM8550034 and 21K # DM8550035 which fit short beds fitted with standard above-bed base rails like Demco kit # DM8552025-71. You'll also want to use the Demco Capture Plates for Trailair Pin boxes # DM6171. Pin box part # LC158778 is a correct fit to replace a Lippert 1621HD 5th wheel pin box. This direct replacement will bolt right up in place of the 1621HD and give a smoother...
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  • Demco Slider For 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    I do have an option for you but the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider part # DM8550022 fits a Demco UMS underbed rail kit which is not available for your 2018 Ram 2500 short bed. If your truck does not have the OEM prep puck package, I recommend the same Demco autoslide hitch part # DM8550034 (which is the same hitch but fits into the bed differently) with fifth wheel rails part # DM8552025-71. This will give you the Demco Auto Slide hitch that will fit into...
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  • Compatibility of Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch with 2019 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Fifth wheel hitches aren't vehicle specific but the mounting kits used to attach the hitch to the truck are. To install your existing hitch on your 2019 Ram 2500, you'll need the Demco install Rail/Bracket kit, part # DM8552025-71. You can see an installation video by clicking the provided link. To install a 7-way trailer connector in the bed of your truck, you'd need a # DM8555002 wiring harness.
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  • Comparing Demco Hijacker and Pullrite SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 2500
    Both the Demco Hijacker # DM8550034 and PullRite SuperGlide are excellent auto-slide 5th wheel hitches that let you stay inside the comfort of your cab when making sharp turns, however I do recommend the Hijacker for a couple of reasons. Both models do offer a robust single-jaw system for a secure connection to the trailer's king pin, but the Hijacker also includes an additional 3/4" thick solid steel locking bar to reinforce this connection. This not only provides incredible security...
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  • Recommended Auto Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch and Air Bags for a 2019 Ram 2500
    The only sliding 5th wheel hitch we offer which does not require getting in and out of the truck bed for tight turns is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550035 which has a 21,000 lb rating and can be used on a 2019 Ram 2500 with Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails part # DM8552025-71. In regards to hitch height settings, you can use the lowest option if needed but keep in mind this is not really a preference sort of thing so much so that it is...
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  • Comparing Demco Hijacker and Pullrite Superglide Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500
    The things that the 18K Demco Hijacker # DM8550034 and the 18K SuperGlide have in common are that they both offer 14" of travel, they are both automatic sliding 5th wheel hitches, have 2-point pivoting hitch heads, are compatible with industry standard base rails, and they are both rated to tow up to an 18K trailer. Both 5th wheel hitches come with a 5-year limited warranty as well. Although they both have the single-jaw system to lock the king pin into place, the SuperGlide hugs it...
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  • Does the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch Only Fit Demco Base Rails
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550035 referenced in your question is an excellent choice for your 2014 Ram 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed. As you mentioned, this 5th Wheel Hitch is compatible with the Demco Base Rail Kit # DM8552025-71, but it is also compatible with any industry standard, above-bed base rail kit. If you are not wanting to use the Demco Rails, I recommend looking at the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50054-58 or...
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  • Recommended Air Helper Springs for 2016 Ram 2500 Towing Heavy 5th Wheel Trailer
    The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2706 referenced in your question are confirmed to fit your 2016 Ram 2500. These heavy duty air springs feature a 7,500 pound capacity, but they will not actually increase the payload capacity of your truck. This is really the case with any aftermarket suspension enhancement system. What this system will do, however, is equip your Ram to better handle weights within its capacity. This means that the Firestone air springs...
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  • Best Slider Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    We have just what you would need. Since you have a short bed truck you would need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without trailer/cab interference. My favorite slider hitch is the Demco Hijacker that automatically slides when you are going around tight corners. For that you would want the part # DM8550034 for an 18k hitch or part # DM8550035 for a 21k hitch. Then for rails you would want the custom install kit part # DM8552025-71 that will minimize drilling and install...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for a Rotating Kingpin on a Grand Designs Reflection 150 Series Trailer
    Part of your Grand Design Reflections 150's best features is the 90 degree pivoting pin box, and it would be a shame to not use it. You're right in that you don't need to have a sliding hitch given its design. However, you'll want to verify the clearance. I've included a link to our Sidewinder FAQ so you can get a similar idea of its features. Most importantly, in this article is how to calculate the clearance to verify if you need a hitch with offset to make the most of your pivoting...
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  • Recommended Demco Auto Slide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 2500 with 6-Foot Bed
    The 18K-rated Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 is an excellent choice for pulling your 13K-gross weight Glacier Peak 5th wheel with your 2015 Ram 2500 with 6-foot bed as long as the trailer has a tapered nose designed for good turning clearance. The mating custom installation kit is part # DM8552025-71 which will save you install time since it uses existing holes in the truck frame. This hitch works in trucks without the Rambox or Air Suspension systems. The...
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  • Capture Plates for Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch With Rota-Flex Pin Box
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 does need capture plates for a Rota-Flex pin box; you will need the Capture Plates for Trailair Rota-Flex Pin Boxes # DM6171. These will replace the standard capture plates on the Hijacker and the reason you need them is they are designed specifically to work with Rota-Flex pin boxes in order to prevent it from pivoting when it is inside your Hijacker. Additionally, to mount this hitch in your 2018 Ram 2500 you will need...
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  • Does Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Hitch Require Tailgate to be Removed on 2018 Ram 2500
    You can leave the tailgate on your 2018 Ram 2500 and still use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550034; it will not hit the tailgate. A lot of times you may see trucks with the tailgate off or down when using a fifth wheel hitch because the gate does need to be lowered in order to couple or uncouple and it is oftentimes easier just to leave it off or down than to keep raising or lowering it. Another option that is increasing in popularity is a 5th...
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  • Mounting Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch on 2018 Ram 2500
    We definitely have the parts needed to mount your existing Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch (our part # DM8550043) in the bed of your new 2018 Ram 2500. If your Ram isn't equipped with the factory prep package (those pucks in the bed designed for mounting certain 5th wheel hitches) then I recommend the Demco Above-Bed Base Rail and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552025-71. This kit includes custom brackets that will use existing holes in your Ram's frame rails so you don't have to...
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