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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

Item # DM8552030-71
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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 DM8552030-71 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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2011 Dodge Ram Pickup - Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

  • Above the Bed
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  • 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
    • 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
    • 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


8552030 Demco Hijacker Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets for 5th Wheel Above-Bed Base Rails

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

Replaces Demco DM8552022-71 and DM8552029-71

Installation Details DM8552030-71 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552030-71

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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Dodge Ram Pickup

Has been a year since I had the DEMCO slide hitch installed in my 1500 Dodge Ram Eco Diesel. Can't say enough good things about how well this 5th wheel hitch performs. I like that one doesn't have to get different catch plates for each trailer, just remember to loose those plates up before loading. Load up the trailer and away you go. Never have to worry about those turns in your short bed pickup again. It may be a bit more spendy and a bit heavier, but well worth it. Going to move it to my new Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel, so all I need to get are new rails.




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They work just fine, no problems. Thank s.




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  • Correct Demco 5th Wheel Frame Brackets for a 2016 Ram 1500
    The Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches part # DM8552030-71 can be purchased without the rails with just the Demco Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets for 5th Wheel Above-Bed Base Rails part # DM8552030.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    As long as the RBW hitch you have is one like the Lil Rocker that is designed to fit industry standard fifth wheel rails you would need a fifth wheel rail kit, like the part # DM8552030-71. Which is a custom fit industry standard rail kit that would fit your 2015 Ram 1500 6 foot bed as long as it does not have the air suspension kit. I attached a picture that has the dimensions of the industry standard fifth wheel rails. You will need to compare the mounting slots of the rails in the picture...
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  • How Much Drilling is Required to Install Demco 5th Wheel Mount Kit in a 2015 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    Drilling down through the truck bed is required for the installation of any 5th wheel trailer hitch mounting kit with above the bed rails for your 2015 Ram 1500 short bed, including # DM8552030-71. But this is a 4-bolt installation kit so you would need just 4 holes through the bed and none in the frame.
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  • Will a Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch fit a Demco Install Kit and Rails in a 2014 Ram 1500 Diesel
    The Demco installation kit # DM8552030-71 is compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, Pro Series and Valley 5th wheel hitches that fit in industry standard above the bed rails. The Demco kit also will not fit if the truck has the air suspension package.
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  • What 5th-Wheel Rails Do You Recommend for My 2014 Ram 1500 (6-1/2 Ft. Bed)?
    If you are looking for the part number for compatible 5th-wheel rails on your 2014 Ram 1500 (6-1/2 ft. bed), I recommend the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552030-71. As far as compatibility, Demco Hijacker rails fit B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches. They will work with any hitch that's designed to fit industry standard, above-bed rails. The kit also...
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  • Difference Between Demco 5th Wheel Base Rail Kits for 2019 Ram 1500 Versus 1500 Classic
    I reached out to my tech contact at Demco and the 2019 Ram 1500 had two different options. The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552032-71 is the correct fit for the new 5th generation. If you have the older stock 2018 frame that was being used on some 2019 models then they put the word classic inside the door frame to signify that and then the correct fit would be the # DM8552030-71 instead. I think the installer...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500 Shortbed Towing Grand Design 230RL
    The Grand Design 230RL has a gross weight rating (GVWR) of just under 10,000-lbs. This is right near your Ram Hemi's limit of 10,140-lbs (good for you for taking the time to confirm the truck's capacity!). This is cutting things a little close, especially if you plan on loading the trailer up to its maximum payload rating of 2600-lbs, but you would certainly get by. Your bigger issue for towing any 5th wheel trailer with your truck is its short bed. Slider hitches can work well for beds...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    For your 2011 Ram 1500 6-1/2 foot bed I'd recommend you go with an automatic slider hitch so that you don't have to get out and operate the slider when needed. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034 would be the best option for this. Then for a custom install rail kit that is a custom fit for your 2011 Ram 1500 short bed you would want the part # DM8552030-71. Custom install kits will install in much less time and minimize drilling when compared to a universal kit.
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  • Best Setup for Fifth Wheel Towing with a 2016 Ram 1500 6 ft Bed EcoDiesel
    We have just what you need to install fifth wheel rails in the bed of your 2016 Ram 1500 with a 6 foot bed and EcoDiesel engine. Since you have a short bed truck you are going to need a slider hitch to give you the needed clearance to make tight turns. Since activating a slider hitch can be somewhat of a hassle the best solution is an auto-slider like the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034. This will be the option you would like the most so I would highly recommend it. Check out the review...
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  • Does Demco Hijacker AutoSlide Fifth Wheel Hitch Require Capture Plate to Connect to Pin Box
    You are correct. With the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 that you referenced you would not need to buy an adapter to connect the head of the hitch to the pin box of your trailer like what the PullRite hitches require. The rail kit you would want is the part # DM8552030-71 which is a custom fit rail kit for your 2014 Ram 1500 which means it will minimize drilling to install and will cut install time in about half when compared to a universal kit.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2014 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 ft Bed
    Since your truck has a 5-1/2 foot bed there isn't really a simple or inexpensive route available for towing a fifth wheel trailer. The bed of your truck is so short that you would either have to replace your pin box with a Sidewinder or use a Demco 13k AutoSlider hitch part # DM8550040 as it's the only hitch available with the needed clearance. It slides 22-1/2 inches whereas all other hitches only slide about half that. You will need a rail kit too. For that you would want the Demco part...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500 5-1/2 ft Bed
    We have one option that would work well for you. The Demco 13k Hijacker part # DM8550040 will automatically slide 22-1/2 inches as you make tight turns to give you the needed clearance to make tight turns. The correct rail kit for this hitch in the bed of your 2017 Ram 1500 is the part # DM8552030-71 which is a custom fit rail kit that will minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 1500 5-1/2 foot bed
    We have one sliding hitch that would give you enough clearance once slid back and it is the # DM8550040 by Demco. This 13k hitch will automatically slide 22-1/2 inches back as you make tight turns. There is no other slider hitch that would have enough clearance since your 2016 Ram 1500 has a 5-1/2 foot bed. For a custom fit rail kit you then would want the part # DM8552030-71.
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  • Turning Clearance of Demco 13K AutoSlide Hitch on a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 6 Foot Bed without EcoDiesel
    The Demco AutoSlide # DM8550040 will work for your 2015 Ram 1500 and 5th wheel trailer. Demco designed this 13K Hijacker AutoSlide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550040 with the 6 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. If you want to be absolutely sure that this hitch will fit, you can use the following formula. (A+B)-C= Clearance. First, you will need to measure from...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    We have a few options for a fifth wheel hitch for your 2016 Ram 1500 short bed without air suspension. Since your truck bed is short enough to require a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns the best option is a hitch that slides automatically. For that you'd want the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 which will slide automatically as you make tight turns. Then for a rail kit you'd want to go with a custom install kit like the part # DM8552030-71. This will minimize drilling and...
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  • Is Demco Hijacker Auto Slide or Pullrite Superglide Better for 2018 Ram 1500 w/ 6-1/2 foot bed
    I'd recommend the Demco # DM8550034 Hijacker Autoslide over the Pullrite Superglide because the Hijacker Autoslide is less expensive, it doesn't require a capture plate that costs extra, and because the Hijacker Autoslide offers 3 different height settings- 15-1/4, 16-1/2 or 18 inches high versus a single height setting for the Pullrite. To install the # DM8550034 Hijacker Autoslide, you'll need the frame bracket/bed rail kit, part # DM8552030-71
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 1500
    For your 2018 Ram 1500 I highly recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034. This is an excellent hitch that features an automatic slider to provide you with the needed cab clearance during sharp turns without having to actually get out of your truck. It also has a premium wraparound single-piece jaw for a secure connection with the trailer. It has an 18,000 pound towing weight capacity and 14 inches of front to back travel with the slider. For a base rail...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    I have a great solution for you, but you have to make sure you keep the fifth wheel trailer slid forward at all times if you aren't in a parking lot type situation. The hitch solution I'd recommend for your 2017 Ram 1500 6-1/2 foot bed is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550034 which will automatically slide as you make tight turns so that you don't have to get out and activate the slider mechanism. Then for a rail kit you'd want the custom fit kit part # DM8552030-71 which is a...
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  • Can A Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Be Used On a 2014 Ram 1500 5-1/2' Bed
    In order to make full turns with a truck that has a bed shorter than 6' you can go the rotating pin box route or you can use a slider hitch. That said, there is only one slider hitch that slides back far enough to make full turns on a bed this size since most are only designed for 6-1/2' beds. For this, you'd need to use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550040 which would actually be more cost effective than the rotating pin box option. It also has a huge convenience...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Ram 1500 5.5 ft Bed
    When towing a fifth wheel trailer you want to have the king pin of the trailer/fifth wheel hitch jaws centered right above the rear axle. Since your 2012 Ram 1500 has a 5-1/2 foot bed there's only one automatic sliding hitch that would have the needed clearance to allow you to make tight turns and that's the Demco Hijacker # DM8550040 as it slides 22-1/2 inches whereas other hitches only slide about half that. To install it in your truck you'd just need the rail kit part # DM8552030-71...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch Option for a 2010 Ram 1500 5.5' Bed
    In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer using a truck with bed shorter than 6-1/2', you really only have one good fifth wheel hitch option which is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider part # DM8550040. The reason that this is the best option is because it allows for the most amount of travel which you will need for cab clearance due to the super short bed. It will require the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552030-71...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2015 Ram 1500 With 5-1/2 Ft Bed And Ram Boxes
    The fifth wheel installation kit I recommend is part # DM8552030-71 for your 2015 Ram 1500 with the Ram Boxes. You will need to lock the sliding fifth wheel hitch you have in the towing position and replace your pin box with a Sidewinder. With the short bed on your truck a slider hitch will just not provide enough clearance for executing turns. If you have an Air Suspension system on your Ram, a fifth wheel hitch will not work. There should be a sticker or plate on your trailer pin box....
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500 with Rambox and 5-1/2 ft bed
    I have a solution for you, but you are going to have to go with a new rail kit as Husky does not have any confirmed fits for bracket kits that will fit your 2015 Ram 1500. What you will want is the Demco Custom install rail kit part # DM8552030-71 which is a confirmed fit that will also work with your Husky fifth wheel hitch. Now since your truck bed is 5-1/2 feet long and you have the Ramboxes you are going to have to have a Sidewinder pin box installed on your trailer. You will need...
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  • Demco Hijacker Premier Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Brackets for 2016 Ram Short Bed
    The Demco Hijacker Premier Series brackets, part # DM8552016, are confirmed to fit models of the Ram up to 2012 but not your 2016. Which kit fits your truck depends on the size of your Ram: Part # DM8552030-71 for the 1500 Part # DM8552025-71 for the 2500 Part # DM8552026-71 for the 3500
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