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

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

Item # DM97VR
Our Price: $430.71
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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Semi-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 DM97VR 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 Semi-Custom Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - DM97VR

  • Above the Bed
  • Semi-Custom
  • Demco

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Semi-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
  • Semi-custom brackets mount to your vehicle's frame
    • Avoid 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


8552038 Demco Semi-Custom Bracket Kit for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

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

Installation Details DM97VR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM97VR Installation instructions

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Video of Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Semi-Custom Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

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Video Transcript for Review of Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Chevrolet GMC Semi-Custom - DM97VR

Jeff: Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at the Demco Hijacker Premier Series above-bed base rails and the semi-custom install kit for fifth wheel hitches. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks with the eight foot bed and without the OEM fifth wheel prep package. And on a custom fit part like this, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year, model vehicle, and it'll show you if this'll work for your application.Now, this installation kit will let you mount your Demco Hijacker Premier Series fifth wheel hitch in the bed of your truck, and this is also compatible with the BMW, the Curt, the draw tight, the hidden hitch, the Husky and the Reese above-bed fifth wheel trailer hitches. The mounting brackets right here on the side, these are what will install beneath your truck bed, and they provide the attachment points for these above-bed base rails to attach to.

Now for this video, we've sort of assembled it just to give you an idea of what it looks like all put together. The base rails right here, this is what will provide the necessary mounting points for your fifth wheel hitch and the semi-custom mounting bracket will mount to your vehicle's frame, and they're designed to avoid any known obstacles along the truck's frame.The finish has a nice sturdy black powder coated steel construction, helps resist corrosion. It does include everything laid out here on the table. The two base rails, the two mounting brackets. You can see all the hardware's included to install everything and these parts are made in the USA, but that should do it for the review on this Demco Hijacker Premier Series above-bed base rails and semi-custom install kit for your fifth wheel hitches..


Customer Reviews

Demco Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Semi-Custom Install Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches - DM97VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Semi-custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails, and hardware included.

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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


I have to say I was very pleased with my unit it only cost $xxx to have installed and it fit perfectly for my truck a eight 2004 F2 50 super duty short bed I pull a 30 foot Alejo fifth wheel and my driveway is only 60 foot wide with my truck it’s 17 feet high turn that truck on a dime I would never have been able to get that RV out of that driveway if I did not have my sliding hitch which allowed me to turn my truck at a 90° angle from the trailer and pivot like a compass. I love this hitch and I will never own another




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


So easy to install! I’m not overly handy and was able to complete in about an hour. Slid right into the puck system and bolted on from there. Was able to keep my bed liner in, just removed the bumpers from the bottom of the plate. Haven’t had any issues with the hitch after 5k miles of towing over the summer. GREAT PRODUCT!!




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


I have never assembled a 5th wheel receiver before.
This is an excellent product that could have had better instructions.
It pulls a 2022 Attitude 3220SAG.


Comments
Can I switch heads from a 16k to 21k or do I need to buy all new setup
-- comment by: George - 07/15/2022

After one year this product is still excellent.
Craig - 08/12/2022


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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Ordered this hitch 3 day shipping on Monday around noon and received Wednesday afternoon. Packaging had taken a beating, but no damage to hitch, and all parts where there. Assembled hitch piece by piece in the bed of my Ram 2500 short bed. Went together like clockwork. Took be about 2 hours, taking my time because it was 93 degrees in my garage. Picked up new 34 foot fifth wheel RV that Saturday. Hitch locked on to pin with a reassuring solid lock sound and towed well. Very happy with eTrailer and Demco.


Comments
Overall happy with the hitch. My one complaint would be that if the king pin does not go into the latch just right, it will not latch. It sometimes takes 3 or four attempts to hit at the Just the right angle, not large movements, Usually just have to pull forward, turn the wheels a bit and back into it again. This doesnt occur on every hitch up, but happens more than I care for.
Bobby T - 08/27/2017


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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Just back from a 500 mile first use on some of Wisconsin's wonderful roads. New hitch is definitely a step or or two above my old hitch. Package arrived slightly damaged, but contents were well protected inside. Installation was very easy.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


After having this hitch for one year, I’m pretty disappointed. This hitch has the most play of any hitch I’ve ever had. The curt hitch I have has no play. Also the the handle for the slide is not very user friendly. If you pull it too hard it will simply pull out of one side. It will get the job done if you don’t have any other choice. The only reason I purchased this brand was because it was the only brand I could get during Covid.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


I ordered this hitch for my 2018 Titan XD. Very well made hitch. This install does take about 2 hours if you are assembling it by yourself. The parts are heavy as due expected for such a solid hitch. I did find that installing the base plate to the factory gooseneck hitch with a drop in bed liner does require removing all the shims from underneath the plate. If possible, assemble this hitch in the bed of the truck. The parts assembled complete makes for a very heavy hitch to put in the bed by yourself. I had to due to storms the night I assembled it. Due to shipping damage, I had to get replacement parts sent to me but Lori was very fast to get them to me. I pull a 13.5K trailer and it worked flawlessly. I am very, very pleased with the finished product as well as the excellent customer service from etrailer. You will NOT be disappointed.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


This hitch is great! Very well built and easy to use! My experience with etrailer was phenomenal, as well. Excellent customer service, fast shipping, and their site is very user friendly. I intend to use them again as needed in the future.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Great price. Took a day to install, one bracket was incorrectly welded called etrailer explained the problem and new bracket was sent same day,no problem. They stand behind their products.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


This Slider hitch was a perfect fit for my Silverado 2500 standard bed. The several height adjustments gave me the height I needed and the shorter slide gave me the distance I needed to clear my cab window and still clear the truck bed without any worries. I highly recommend it




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Really heavy duty. Easy to install in my 2019 Ram 2500 on my existing rails. Slides nicely when backing my 32' camper. After recently knocking out my back window with my stationary 5th wheel hitch.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


The installation of the hitch was quite simple once the base rails were properly installed.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


The hitch is great and the extra locking bar does ensure a safe hookup. The ability to pull the hitch and leave the base plate in so i can still use the bed is awesome.The only two downsides i would say are that the paint chips rather bad even in areas that have had no contact with anything which allows the hitch to rust. The only other piece is that even though this model is made for my truck it still rocks back amd forth a bit and the cotter pins fall out which allows the retaining pins to slide out as well. This can be fixed with some simple retaining wire.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Excellent quality hitch! I am very impressed and pleased with this purchase!




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Easy to install as I'm a mechanic. Retired. Works great I pull a 2000 Cardinal 5th wheel.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


I purchased a 2019 Titan Diesel. The Demco Hijacker system was one of the few hitches to work on the Puck system. I had to get rid of my Ford F250 after so many mechanical problems and that hitch did not work on the Titan. Pulled my 5th wheel to go hunting last year with no problems. Have taken the hitch off and on with no problems. System works very well. Pleased with purchase. The slide works a lot better than the other hitch I had.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


As always, great service from etrailer. Great prices, fast shipping.

As far as the product...Let me start by saying that Demco make absolutely first rate hitches. My only (constructive) criticism might be that their quality control might not be quite up to snuff. This is the second Demco hitch I've purchased, the first being a 21K Autoslide hitch. Again...fantastic product but upon arrival one of the four tabs that drop into the bed rails was welded on upside down. Demco replaced the part, no questions asked, terrific customer service. This 21K double pivot hitch arrived yesterday and went together well except one of the tabs wasn't welded perfectly squarely which made it extremely difficult to get it to drop into the existing bedrails (which worked perfectly for the prior Demco hitch). Managed to get it in...getting it out...well, that may be a bit of a challenge. Wouldn't stop me from purchasing another Demco product though.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Overall a very good product. Everything I expected, works as described, easy installation, easy to remove if need be . I wanted the slide hitch for cab clearance and this model is the right choice and works perfectly for my application.
Will buy again.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Wow, new 2019.5 Ram 1500 works perfect..connected to Artic Wolf 285RL 3 slides 8,500 loaded.. turns up to 70degrees don,t need slide w the artic wolf. The installation was long..did it myself. Bracket bolts directly above frame was testy.. Had to grind a little off drivers rear bracket to fit. It was overall a tight fit but from an engineers point of view...small 5.7 bed there wasn't much room or choice. Tammy it was a pleasure working with you. Great Price, Great service, Thanks again...




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Great hitch for a 6 foot bed with a bigger rv. Easy install and if you need to build it up to 20k like I did it was another easy upgrade.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


We bought a new style 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 and where told there was no 5th. wheel system built yet to fit it...all on back order. Found this on etrailer website easily, and the order was seamless, had it within 3 days!
This unit does fit the new style 2019 Dodge's. Had it professionally installed and very happy with it.
Thanks!




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Hitch showed up in 2 days. Awesome customer service!! Boxes came beat up (not etrailers doings) typical of UPS lately. Installed in about 1 hr and is built like a tank. Going to be using hitch in the next couple days and looking forward to seeing this thing in operation!! Thank you etrailer for selling quality!!!!




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Very happy with the hitch. It has performed perfectly. We used it to tow our fifth wheel trailer over 2500 miles since purchasing it.




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


Very easy install




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Review from a similar Hijacker Premier Series in Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


This product was easy to assemble and works great. It is very heavy and may require a lift or a second person to help place in your truck. It is def built tuff.



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