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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 800-298-8924 to order Demco fifth wheel installation kit part number DM8552031-71 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 - DM8552031-71

  • Demco
  • Above the Bed
  • 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
    • 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


8552031 Demco Hijacker Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets for 5th Wheel Above-Bed Base Rails

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

Installation Details DM8552031-71 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM8552031-71

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 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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Ford F-350 Super Duty

This hitch was easy to install in our F350 Superduty. Has worked well So far I have no complaints 893260



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Super easy installation. Less than an hour to install 737554



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Great customer service and the product install easily and works great. 332681



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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

2017 Ford F250. This product worked great. Installed it in 2 hours. The only thing negative was directions could have been more detailed with photos for someone doing this for the first time. It is a great product to only drill two holes in bed and utilize existing bed mount holes. 328495


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Ask the Experts about this Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Will Older Demco Premier Series 5th Wheel Hitch Fit New Demco Install Rails on a 2017 Ford F-350
    Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches Item # DM8552031-71 comes with industry standard above the bed rails. These rails have 3 sets of mounting slots for 5th wheel hitches. The outer most set is space 29 inches apart on center. The middle set is space 20-1/2 inches apart on center. And the inner set is spaced 10 inches apart on center. Front to back the slots are spaced 22 inches apart on center. I am certain that your older...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Towing a 10,500 lb GVWR Trailer with a 2017 Ford F-250
    Since you have a short bed on your 2017 Ford F-250 it is best to go with a sliding 5th wheel hitch. The sliding feature will help to keep your trailer from contacting the cab on your truck in tight turning situations. The best option that we have to offer is the Demco Hijacker Autosliding 5th wheel hitch. The autosliding feature on this 5th wheel hitch makes tight turns much easier because you don't have to get in and out of your truck to lock and unlock the sliding feature like what...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2017 Ford F-350 DRW
    We do not have a fifth wheel Prep kit for your 2017 F-350 but we do have a hitch that will work great for you. I recommend the uper Duty Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit, part # DM8552031-71. This kit features mounting brackets that install below the truck bed and give you attach points for the above-bed base rails for the fifth wheel hitch. One of the hitches I recommend for your truck is part # DM6076P-16K. This hitch has a gross towing...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Base Rails for 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    By Demarco I think you meant Demco, and we do have rails for a fifth wheel hitch that will fit your 2017 Ford F-250. So long as your hitch fits industry standard above-bed base rails you can use the Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552031-71.
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  • Best Auto-Slide 5th Wheel Hitch Needed for 2019 Ford F-250 With Short Bed
    An autoslide 5th wheel hitch is going to make your life much, much simpler if you are towing a 5th wheel trailer with a short bed truck like your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The best autoslide hitch is the Demco Hijacker because of its highly secure jaw system which ensures a complete, secure connection to your trailer's king pin as well as its cushioned head which will give you a smoother and quieter ride while towing. The Hijacker is available in two different towing capacities, 18,000...
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  • Best Rated 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-250 Crew Cab V8 Turbo Diesel 4WD
    All your calculations are right on. The truth is that most people do overload their trucks, because adding more and more options to be able to achieve a higher towing capacity can get pretty costly, pretty quickly. I took a look at the Ford Trailer Towing Guide that you mentioned. It indeed states that your 2019 F-250 Diesel, crew cab, 4x4 160 in WB and 6-3/4 ft box and 3.31 axle ratio, is limited to a gross trailer weight rating (GTWR) of 14,100 lbs. That is only as long as your fully...
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  • Auto Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing Keystone Raptor
    There is absolutely an automatically sliding fifth wheel hitch that will work on your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty and allow you to tow your Keystone Raptor toy hauler. Your concern about getting a sliding hitch with the right weight capacity is understandable, but the Demco Hijacker with it's 21,000 lb capacity is going to be perfect for you. The correct set up will depend on if your 2019 F-350 has the Ford Fifth Wheel Prep Package (the puck system) or not: - 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty...
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  • Best Autosliding 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The best autosliding 5th wheel hitch on the market is the Demco Hijacker which comes in a variety of options depending on what your 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty is equipped with. If your Super Duty has the OEM Prep Package then we have the 18K # DM8550024 and the 21K # DM8550038 options which secure directly to the pucks in your bed. For a Super Duty that doesn't have the OEM Prep Package you can either use the 18K # DM8550034 or the 21K # DM8550035 with the above-bed rails # DM8552031-71...
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  • How to Use the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch On a 2019 Ford F-250
    There are two ways to install the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550043 on your 2019 Ford F-250 which will depend on whether or not you have the puck system (see photo). If you don't have the puck system then you can use the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552031-71 or any other above bed mounting kit so long as it contains industry standard base rails. This kit will install using pre-drilled holes in the frame so there...
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  • What is the Difference Between an Under-Bed and Above-Bed 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit 2018 Ford F-350
    In order to install the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider part # DM8550035 for above-bed base rail kits or part # DM8550037 for below-bed base rail kits on your 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty you will need a set of 5th wheel base rails. We currently have two different sets of base rail kits for your truck; under-bed and above-bed. The above-bed base rail kit like the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches...
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  • Best Base Rail Kit for Demco Hijacker DM8550034 in 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    You can still use your Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550034 in your 2019 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4' bed, and the best rail system for this hitch and truck is the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552031-71. The reason this is the best kit is because it does not require any drilling into your frame rails to install. This is not only great for your truck but also means the installation is going...
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  • Auto-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing Keystone Raptor 355TS
    If your 2017 Ford F-350 short bed has the factory 5th wheel rail kit you can use the 21K Demco Hijacker autoslide hitch # DM8550038 which will drop right into the factory pucks and provide 14-inches of slider travel automatically when you make a sharp turn. For a manual slider that will also fit the Ford factory rail kit the 20K B&W Companion Slider hitch # BWRVK3370 offers 12-inches of slider travel and among the best build quality of any 5th wheels. The Companion features a fully-articulating...
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  • Can 2017 Ford F-250 Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer that Weighs 11,388 lb
    I looked up your 2017 Ford F-250's towing capacity and it looks to be between 12,300 and 13,300 lbs so towing a trailer that weighs 11,388 lbs is definitely possible but it really depends on how much weight you'd put in the trailer. Since you have a short bed you'd need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. For that I really like the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 which automatically slides back as you make turns to give you the needed clearance. For the rails to install...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-250 With Short Bed
    Your 2019 Ford F-250 with a short bed is going to need a sliding fifth wheel hitch unless your fifth wheel trailer has a Sidewinder such as # RP61421; otherwise a sliding hitch is necessary to ensure your trailer does not come into contact with your truck's cab and damaging it. The good news is there is one great option for a fifth wheel hitch that is going to make your towing experience with a short bed truck much easier because it won't require you to get out of your truck and activate...
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  • Demco 5th Wheel Hitches for 2017 Ford F-350 Towing Grand Design Momentum 388M Toy Hauler
    The Grand Design Momentum 388M's GVWR of 18,500-lbs means only certain versions of the 2017 F-350 will have the required towing capacity for this 5th wheel. You will want to confirm your specific truck rating by checking your manual or by referring to the chart from the Ford Towing Guide that I linked for you. This shows the 5th wheel tow rating for all of the different variants of powertrain, axle ratio, cab, wheelbase and bed versions of the F-350. With a trailer this heavy you naturally...
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  • How Much Does the Demco Hijacker 18K Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Weigh
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550034 weighs roughly 276 lbs. This is pretty much the only drawback of the Hijacker but it's worth it due to the huge added convenience factor. It can be used on a 2019 Ford F-350 Short Bed with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552031-71 which weigh roughly 66 lbs.
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  • How to Tell if 2018 Ford F-250 Has Puck System to use Demco Hijacker Autoslide
    While the best and most certain way to tell if your 2018 Ford F-250 has the puck system is to call your local Ford dealer with your VIN, it should be pretty easy to tell otherwise. If your bed looks like the accompanying photo - with four accessible holes (pucks) and a gooseneck in the middle - you have the puck system. You can also tell based on how your B&W Companion mounts. If you insert it into the pucks you have the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider for Ford...
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  • Will Demco 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch Have Height Range that works for 2017 Ford F-350 Long Bed
    For your 2017 Ford F-350 8 foot bed without the factory rail kit we have several hitches that will fit and work well. The Demco 16k hitch part # DM6076P-16K has a height of 16 to 19 inches which works for more applications but this is a slightly smaller and taller range than other hitches. Typically on newer trucks with taller bed rails though this wouldn't be an issue. Our most popular option is the B and W Companion hitch part # BWRVK3500 with the rail kit part # BWGNRK1116 which also...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation For 2017 Ford F-350 Short Bed
    For your short bed 2017 Ford F-350 we have a great fifth wheel hitch option that will provide you with a great towing experience and clear the tonneau cover box as well. Since you have a short bed you have to use a slider hitch to allow you the needed turning clearance. Since getting out and activating the slider everytime you enter and leave a parking is a hassle (especially in bad weather) an automatic slider like the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 is your best option. This slides...
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  • Demco 5th Wheel Frame Brackets for 2018 Ford F-250 That Don't Require Frame Drilling
    I do have an option for you, however the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets # DM8552000 referenced in your question are designed for the 2011-2015 Ford F-250/350 trucks. These brackets are not compatible with the frame rails on your 2018 model F-250. For Demco brackets that are confirmed to fit your 2018 Ford F-250 and won't require any frame drilling you will need the Custom Mounting Brackets # DM8552031. For the complete kit that also includes the industry-standard...
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a 2017 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    We are going to have the correct 5th wheel that will work for you. Now, it's recommended that on short bed vehicles that a slider 5th wheel hitch should be used to ensure you will have enough clearance between your trailer and the cab of your 2017 Ford F-250 when making sharp turns. I recommend that Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel, like # DM8550035 for the hitch and # DM8552031-71 for the bed rails and custom installation kit. The Demco Autoslide is rated at a 21K lbs capacity and...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch that Fits 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    You'd want the Demco Hijacker Autoslide fifth wheel hitch part # DM8550034 which has an 18k capacity and the custom rail kit that fits your truck part # DM8552031-71 and you'd be set with an automatic sliding hitch that fits your 2019 Ford F-250 short bed.
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  • How To Convert the Demco Hijacker Autoslide From OEM Pucks to Above Bed Rails
    Yes, you can obtain the Replacement Side Plates for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # DM6003 as this would then allow you to mount the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch part # DM8550038 on any truck with industry standard above bed base rails. If you are looking at a newer (2017+) Ford F-350/F-450 then you can use the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit part # DM8552031-71 to install the above.
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  • Automatic Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Kit Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 ft Bed
    Typically any truck bed that is shorter than 8 feet in length is going to require the use a slider. We do offer the Demco Hijacker fifth wheel hitches that slide automatically as you make a sharp turn to give you the needed clearance. For your 2017 Ford F-250 you would want the Hijacker part # DM8550034 which fits the rail kit part # DM8552031-71 that is confirmed as a fit for your truck. If you happen to already have a set of fifth wheel rails in your truck the hitch I mentioned would...
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