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

Demco 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. 1-800-496-5010 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552027-71 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 Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - DM8552027-71

  • Above the Bed
  • Custom
  • Demco

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 Premier Series 5th-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck
  • Installation brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for your 5th-wheel rails
  • Custom-fit brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Minimizes drilling
    • 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


8552027 Demco Custom Bracket Kit for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

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

Installation Details DM8552027-71 Installation instructions

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Today we're going to take a look at the Demco Hijacker Premiere Series above bed base rails and the custom installation kit for fifth wheel hitches. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2015 and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 series trucks with either the five and a half foot bed, six and a half foot bed, or the eight foot bed. Now on any custom fit part, I always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application. Now this complete installation kit will let you mount your Demco Hijacker Premiere Series fifth wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck. The rails right here are compatible also with above bed fifth wheel trailer hitches by B & W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley. The base rails is what provides the necessary mounting points for your fifth wheel hitch.

These mounting brackets right here, they do install beneath the truck bed to provide attachment points for your above bed base rails. They are custom fit brackets. They're designed to mount to the outside of your frame using existing holes in the vehicle's frame. This will help minimize drilling, reduces installation time, and it's designed to avoid known obstacles along your specific vehicle's frame. These parts are a sturdy steel construction. Has a nice black powder coat finish to help resist corrosion.

Comes with everything shown here. The two base rails. Two mounting brackets. All the mounting hardware. Some spacers here.

Some shims over here. It comes with even a nice set of detailed instructions that describe how to install it with pictures on how to install it, also. These parts are made in the USA. That should do it for the review on the Demco Hijacker Premiere Series above bed base rails and custom installation kit for fifth wheel hitches.

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Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552027-71

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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Wow, where to begin. I can't imagine towing a 5th wheel trailer in a shorter bed truck without an autoslide setup. After the initial install I noted on the 2nd(?) trip a clunking noise during acceleration after a stop - a couple emails back and forth with Demco support, as well as a quick phone call, and it was all sorted out (user error) with no further issues - Thank you Demco!
I tow a short & light Jayco 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton shortbed and having the ability to drive, turn, and park the camper without having to get out of the truck to manually engage or disengage a slide on the hitch has made for much more relaxing weekends away. The Hijacker autoslide gives PLENTY of space between the camper and cab and I've never had to worry, but I did my homework and ran the numbers well before I purchased my hitch so I wasn't surprised.
I would say the only downside for me would be the weight and bulkiness of the hitch. Not having the means to easily remove and store it between trips, the hitch is forced to live in the bed of the truck right now, but I did know about the weight going into the purchase.
All in all, for the peace of mind the Demco autoslide gives me, I'd spend the money all over again.




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Product is made extremely well. Thick metal and a nice paint job makes it look good as well. Would recommend to anyone.




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  • Can Grade 8 Carriage Bolts be Used to Install Demco 5th Wheel Installation Kit DM8552027-71
    There are both hex bolts and carriage bolts included to attach the above bed rails to the under bed brackets in 5th wheel installation kit # DM8552027-71. They are grade 5 though. If you wanted to get grade 8 hardware locally you certainly could do that.
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  • What Does Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails # DM8552027-71 Weigh
    The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552027-71 that you referenced weighs 80 lbs.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed with Demco Ultra Slide
    What you sent in a picture of is an older Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide part # DM6076P-UL-16K so for a rail kit that works with this hitch and your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 you'd want the part # DM8552027-71. This is a custom install kit for your truck which means it will install in less time and minimize drilling when compared to a universal rail kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 5-1/2 Foot Bed
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    Since your 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 has a 5 foot 8 inch bed you would have to use the Demco Slider part # DM8550040 that can slide 22-1/2 inches. 14 inches of clearance would not be adequate. This hitch also has more than enough capacity for your trailer. For a rail kit you would want the part # DM8552027-71 which is a custom install kit that will minimize drilling and install time.
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    I can help you pick out everything you will need to tow a trailer with your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 6-1/2 foot bed. Since you have a short bed you are going to have to go with a slider hitch to allow the trailer to clear your truck cab around corners. I would recommend a hitch that automatically slides as you make the turn so that you don't have to get out and activate everytime you enter or leave a parking lot. For that I would recommend the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034. I attached...
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  • Can An Above Bed Demco Hijacker Be Transferred From a Dodge Ram to a Chevrolet Silverado
    Yes, an above bed mounted version of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch like part # DM8550034 will fit both a 2018 Ram 1500/2500/3500 and a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500/2500/3500 with industry standard above bed base rails. If you don't already have these for your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado then you can use the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552027-71 for 1500 models or part # DM8552011-71 for 2500 and 3500 models.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed
    Yes, your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 was rated for fifth wheel towing and as long as you stay under the towing capacity of the (looks like 9,400 lbs based on numbers mentioned) you'd be perfectly fine. Since you have a short bed truck the kind of hitch you'll need is a slider hitch which will slide back to give you the turning clearance you need for sharp turns. For that my favorite option is the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 which actually slides back as you make tight turns to give...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 and Demco HiJacker Hitch
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L Crew Cab Short Bed
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