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Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

(61 reviews)

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Fifth Wheel Installation - 2006 Ford F-350

2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

(61 reviews)


Code:   RP50082-58

Retail:$361.25

Price:$249.95


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2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Brackets, base rails and hardware included.


Features:

  • Custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Vehicle-specific brackets mount to existing holes in your Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty's frame
    • Minimizes drilling and measuring
    • Cuts installation time in half when compared with universal bracket systems
  • Kit includes custom brackets, rails and hardware
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
    • Will not fit Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Replaces 50060-6008



50082-58 Reese Custom Quick Installation Kit



RP50082-58 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP50082-58 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit RP50082-58 Review

Today, we're going to be reviewing part number RP50082. This is the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th-wheel trailer hitches. The custom brackets are going to be these right here on the side. These are actually going to mount beneath your truck bed, and they are going to provide the attachment points for the 5th-wheel rails. All the hardware that I have exposed, meaning all the hardware I have outside of the bag, that is going to be the hardware needed for the custom brackets. It's included, so everything that you need for a full, complete install is going to be included with this part number. All the hardware that I have in the bag is the hardware to get the base rails installed. The base rails are the 2 here on top.

These are designed to sit inside the truck bed, and they are going to allow installation of your 5th-wheel trailer hitch. Keep in mind that when installing the base rails, you do not want to install the mounting rails over plastic bedliners. What you will need to do is actually cut out the portion where the rails would sit of the plastic bedliner, that way we can have metal to metal contact. Now, mounting the rails is okay when doing it over a spray-in bedliner, so you don't have to worry about that. It's just only when using plastic bedliners that you need to trim that out of the way. This system is designed to fit 1999 to 2010 Ford SuperDuty F250 and F350 trucks and also 2008 to 2010 F450 trucks. The brackets here on the side, these are vehicle specific, and they are designed to mount to the existing holes in your vehicle's frame. Having the vehicle specific bracket feature is great because it's going to minimize the amount of drilling and measuring required for an install.

It's also going to cut your installation time in half when compared to universal bracket systems. The kit is going to include your custom brackets, base rails, all necessary hardware for both the custom brackets and the base rails as well as a set of detailed instructions to walk you through step by step for the installation. It is compatible with other hitches such as Curt, DrawTite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky. This will not fit the Reese Elite Series or Signature Series or the Valley UBS hitches. It's made from a nice steel construction with a black powder coat finish, so it is going to stand up really well against rust and corrosion. The overall length of the base rails measuring from end to end is going to give us a measurement of right on 43", and each one is going to be identical. That's going to do it for today's review of part number RP50082. This is the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th-wheel trailer hitches. .


Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP50082-58

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (61 Customer Reviews)


Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Brackets, base rails and hardware included.


- RP50082-58

by: Kirk F07/09/2016


I purchased the fifth wheel with the mounting kit to fit my truck. Excellent product. Easy to assemble. Arrived quickly. I completed installation in under 4 hours Thursday night, and used it Friday to transport a camper with no trouble or issues. If you are planning on installing the mounting kit yourself, you will need a torque wrench capable of achieving 212 ft-lbs of torque, and some big muscles. I liked that I could track status of shipment in route easily from the link that was emailed to me. Had 2 minor issues neither was a big deal. I gave a score of excellent because the minor issues did not really affect me, but I am noting them because they may affect another purchaser. 1. The cardboard boxes that the unit shipped in were beat up badly from the handling during shipment. There were holes in 2 of the boxes, and the tubing for the handles were sticking out of the boxes. There were 2 missing parts from the mounting kit box. A 5/8 washer and one of the specialty 1/4 inch spacers that secures the brackets to the frame. This could have been a big deal, but I have washers, and I made a spacer in my shop to replace the missing one. I did not contact Etrailer for replacement parts because I needed to install the unit so it could be used the next day. My choice. 2. The instructions from the bracket kit led me to believe that I needed to drill 4 pilot holes in the bed for the rear bracket, when I needed to drill all five. This meant that I had to take the bracket back out to drill the center hole for the fifth bolt. It took me about 10 extra minutes to install the brackets than it should have. I felt the instructions were a little unclear on that step. Other than that the instructions were straight forward, simple and easy to follow. I would purchase this product again if I needed another wheel, and I would order from Etrailer again. 269732



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by: Flander07/25/2013


Here are some pictures of the install 91504



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by: LutherC01/08/2014


Your installation videos are very useful for the installations of these RV hitch rails. It took me about 3 hours by myself to install. I needed a third hand to hold parts together and install bolts, but I finished this installation. The finished installation turned out excellent and functioned well hauling my 5th wheel trailer. I would and have recommended your company and products to several of my family members and friends to buy from at etrailer.com. Your videos are both helpful for buying decisions and installing your products. Everything was great except the shipping and shipping time and schedules. I believe the biggest problem could have been the holidays. I was very unhappy concerning the shipping schedules. My packages arrived early and sat for delivery for two extra days, according to UPS notes. 112262



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by: Zach B11/05/2014


First hitch Reese RP30869 with this bracket. I have a F250 diesel with a 6 and 3/4 bed. We went to a home depot parking lot to put it on, in case we needed any other tools. Very simple to install. We were able to install this hitch with the custom brackets without even taking the tires off. Very easy, took about 3 hours, could have been faster you were to remove the tires-hard to tighten to the right foot pounds. All you need is a few sockets-some deep and some regular, 2" and 6" extension, a torque wrench, drill, drill bits and an extra set of hands if I remember correctly. For my first hitch, everything was pretty easy. Etrailer was very helpful with install videos and customer service was excellent. All pros, no cons, and it looks good too. 159407



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by: Derek05/08/2015


I called e trailer and told them what truck and hitch I have and they sent this in the mail. Was very easy install took about 3 hours though time would be cut in half if it came with better instructions. The install video helped me out a bunch though so I'm happy they posted that video. Get yourself quality drill bits my 9/16th was a dewalt titanium bit and after the 6th hole it was shot but I was able to force my way through the last two holes. Very happy with my purchase would definitely recommend and saved myself a ton of money doing it myself :):) 191465



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by: Leon G12/20/2011


These brackets made my life so much easier as far as the install goes. The print on the instructions was very faded making it hard to see the illustrations. But after reading the text and watching Etrailer.com's informative video for the install on the 2006 f350, it was pretty easy. All total about 2.5 - 3 hours and my brackets and hitch were installed. If I had help im sure it would have been quicker but I did it on my own. The quality of the brackets and hardware was top notch along with super fast shipping and service from Etrailer.com. Thanks! 28413



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by: Mickey Guinn04/07/2015


Thanks for the fast shipment, the rails are installed in my F350, and the rails fit the Air Safe Air Box perfectly. I'm looking forward to pulling my 5th wheel in a few days with a smooth ride. Thank you Caleb for the great and fast service you provided from Etrailer. 183759



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by: George R.02/27/2012


changed hitches and needed to change the bed and frame rails as my others were not compatable with my new hitch. were alot easier to install than my other frame and bed rails, only time consuming part was trying to get the spacers installed as they were extremely tight and could have used a bit more chamfer on one side to ease the installation of them other than that it is a great product 32687



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by: Dean K07/17/2012


Rail kit fit well in my 2003 Ford F-350, Easy to install. Called and spoke with customer service to make sure I ordered the right kit, very helpful. All parts came in the two packages, one box was slightly damaged but no missing parts. Will use etrailer again in the future if any replacement parts are needed for the used 5th wheel hitch that I bought 48266



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by: Chris04/09/2015


Very easy install, Took me about 2.5hrs. Directions were very easy to understand and all hardware was accounted for. The spacers that go in between the rails and frame brackets were a little tricky to position right but other than that it was a pretty strait forward install. Package came sooner than i thought and everything was very nice quality. 184447



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by: Jeff P06/30/2013


Product was received when expected. Installation was a breeze dealer quoted me $350 for Parts and $450 to install. Finished in 3 hrs by myself,This is the third one I have installed over the past 10 yrs and by far the fastest and easiest. Thanks for the great video on the install, Tech help made a huge difference. 86857



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by: Garrett Beers02/09/2015


Direct fit is the way to go, no holes to drill and everything lined up perfect. Thanks for your help Caleb! 172942



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by: Bill W.06/13/2012


Great service - quick delivery. I researched a lot of 5th wheel hitches for my 2000 f-350 dually and the 20K Reese with the 50058 rail kit was all it claimed to be. The frame mounts lined up perfectly. The only drilling required was the rail mount holes. I am extremely satisfied with the product. 43921



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by: Don K.02/07/2011


The rails and brackets came in one complete box ready to be installed. I started installing late that afternoon and was completed the next day early. Was very easy to install and did it all by myself. Should have took pictures , but went together so easy didn't take time to. Thank you 6770



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by: Mark02/26/2013


Installed in my 2008 F250 Super Duty 4x4 with 3" lift kit. Installation was very easy, no modifications to truck or kit, installed exactly like directions said. The quick install brackets made this install a breeze. I would highly recommend this kit for the super duty trucks. 67843



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by: Mark H.04/09/2012


This was well worth the cost. Kit came with everything needed to install the fifth wheel hitch in my truck. There was a previous rail kit in my truck so holes were already drilled. Installed in less than 2 hours with 2 people. Excellent product, price, and shipping!! 36616



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by: jim c01/17/2012


shiping was great . started installing at 330 finished by 630 . 3hours by myself . would of been quicker with help. got tired of getting in an out of truck bed. great product. previousley had one installed in 2001 dodge an they charged me $350.00 to do the install. 29839



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by: Ken E.03/10/2012


Great product. Best price I could find anywhere. Fast shipping. It came with excellent instructions and the online E-Trailer instructional video was helpful and probably kept me from drilling into my fuel tank...THANKS! 33524



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by: Leon05/14/2012


Excellent kit!! Includes everything needed to install the rails. I HIGHLY recomend buying the custom install kit! Stop thinking about it and do it! Well worth the extra coin, and shipped fast from ETRAILER.com! 40516



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by: Dave L06/02/2016


I ordered the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches and it was as advertised. Installation was straight forward and easy. I will buy custom rails again. thanks 256030



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by: Jason06/16/2011


Easy install a couple hours and it was done everything fit well great product and have used the universal brackets in the past I stronglyrecomend quick custom install brackets it will save a lot of work and time 17104



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by: L Richard01/22/2012


Love the product. Only one part missing in the order. It happened to be a critical lock washer that I had to go to a hardware store to purchase in order to continue the installation. Other than that, satisfied. 30154



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by: Adam O.08/05/2012


Great customer service and prompt delivery. I have never been disappointed when ordering parts over the past several years. e.trailer is the only place that I purchase towing accessories. Thank You e.trailer! 50597



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by: David G07/16/2011


Ordered monday afternoon and had in my hands friday. All the parts were there and the price was great ! I would order from them again anytime and will tell my friends and family. Thanks E-Trailer 19513



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by: Ken09/16/2015


Kit was pretty easy to install. Started out by myself, then help arrived and then it went a little faster. Don't forget to add an eighth of an inch for a sprayed in bed liner. Would order again. 225911



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by: Brent P.10/27/2014


Product was shipped fast and correct. Product was fairly easy to install. It took me 3 1/2 hours. I am pretty mechanical but had never installed these before. I would recommend this product. 158068



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by: Lloyd A08/20/2012


This kit was very easy to install and the service from Etrailer was top notch! I would recommend this to anyone that has a Ford truck that wants to add a 5th wheel hitch to their truck! 52418



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by: TJinCA03/28/2011


This Kit installed like a piece of cake on my 2004 F250 SD. Definitely a two person job, but no problems encountered. Reached most of the attachment points inside rear wheel well. 10557



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by: Doug T.10/03/2014


Can't go wrong buying these, bolted up right to the frame. Easy install and so stable. Liked the idea that more of the frame of the truck was utilized, seems safer to me. 154207



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by: Zac W04/03/2011


Very good product! Note, place the U-Bolts in their holes and start the nutes before tightening the rail to frame bracket bolts! Went in great and looks very solid. 10968



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by: Bill D.12/19/2010


Application The parts were ordered for a 2011 Ford truck which was not listed. They said the parts would fit and they did. Would definately order again. 4345



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by: Jim M04/10/2011


Hardware is excellent. Instructions very poorly written. As this was my second install, I was able to decipher illustrations and get the job done. 11435



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by: Ronnie06/13/2016


Installation was easier than expected. Just make sure to pay attention to what your doing. Installed in about 2-3 hours by myself with no issues. 260968



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by: Rob B.12/23/2013


Excellent quality kit. Came with all the hardware needed. Instructions were clear and the kit went it well. Installed on a 2007 Ford F350. 110931



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by: Jerry B.10/14/2012


Great fit. Had all the parts needed for a smooth install. Good directions for installing. Will purchase from e-trailer again if needed. 57176



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by: Michael W.03/28/2012


The order arrived very quickly and It looks to be a very good product. I am very satisfied with etrailer's handling of this order. 35370



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by: AJ08/09/2010


Big time saver Installed fast. I did however drill an extra hole on each side to secure the rear section of the brackets. 3334



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by: Rich10/10/2016


Fit as advertised, Install went perfect and quickly. Good descriptive website make choosing the right product easy. 305222



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by: John W02/02/2011


Installation was relatively simple, product is as I'd hoped and etrailer has been very nice to do business with. 6550



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by: Bryan E.11/20/2014


Great fit! This is not an easy job though. Helps to have second set of hands. But overall very pleased. 161978



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by: steve01/21/2015


This made install of my fifth wheel a breeze. No joke it cuts down on install time at least by half. 170731



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by: Ron P04/26/2012


Great service. Very fast delivery. Missing some lock washers, but Great product. easy install. 38460



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by: Eddie M09/07/2016


The no drill rails are a must in my book. The etrailer videos are also very valuable. 292005



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by: William06/23/2012


Great product, fast shipping, will order more from etrailer in the near future. 45385



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by: Michael Easley11/16/2012


Recieved very promptly and exactly what i ordered, installation was very easy 59489



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by: Mark B11/16/2016


Great quality. Your paying 50% less than an RV product store! 320124



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by: Dave09/08/2015


WORTH THE XTRA MONEY FOR CUSTOM KIT ,INSTALLS VERY EASY. 224527



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by: Todd05/14/2011


Installed It Last Night no Problem Went Real Easy Thanks 13980



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by: Frank n.10/06/2012


Instructions were very well written. Very easy install. 56583



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by: Timothy05/16/2016


Fit as listed. All parts need for the i nstallation. 250484

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  • The correct placement will depend on which install kit you are using. I would recommend using a custom kit like the one offered by Reese, part # RP50082-58. The installation instructions for the # RP50082-58 (see link) state that the rear of the back rail is 32-1/4 inches forward of the rear edge of the bed (not the tailgate). This will place the centerline of the hitch approximately 2-15/16 inches forward of the rear axle centerline. These dimensions can vary if you use a different kit.
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  • I spoke with my contact at Firestone about your 2001 Ford F-250 or F-350. Since we have a couple of air bag systems manufactured by Firestone I asked if there would be any interference when installing a fifth-wheel hitch and using the custom brackets like part # RP50082-58. My contact at Firestone said that if you have an air bag system like the # F2550 installed on your truck, they would not interfere with a fifth wheel installation because the brackets for the air bag system are installed...
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  • Towing Capacity and 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for 2008 Ford F-250 4x4 Diesel
  • I checked with Ford and according to the diesel supplemental manual for your 2008 Ford F-250 6.4 liter diesel the truck is rated for 23,000 pounds gross combined weight rating. This is the most that both the truck and trailer can weigh when loaded and ready to tow (including cargo, passengers, fuel, and so on). Check the sticker in the door jamb and it will list the gross vehicle weight rating which is the most that the truck itself can weigh. If you subtract that weight from the 23,000...
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  • Dimensions of Bed Rail Mounting Bolts Included with Reese # RP50081-58 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit
  • It sounds like you're wanting to move the bed rails from one truck to another. If that's the case, you will indeed want to use new bolts as the bolts originally included with the # RP50081-58 kit are intended for a one time use only. The recommended rail bolt kit is part # RP58430, which uses 1/2-13 x 2 inch grade 5 carriage bolts. To attach the frame brackets to the truck frame, the # RP50081F hardware kit is recommended. I've linked you to an install video showing the kit being used...
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  • Will the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit # RP50082 Work with Husky 5th Wheel Hitch and Rails
  • The Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, item # RP50082, does not come with the hardware to attach the above bed rails in the bed of your Ford Super duty. The hardware to attach the rails is included in the rail kit, or it can be purchased separately, item # RP58430. Husky fifth-wheel rails are not manufactured by Reese and we do not recommend mixing the vehicle install kit hardware. If your existing rails are Reese, Draw-Tite or Hidden Hitch rails and...
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  • Will Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 Fit 2008 Ford F-250 4WD With Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part # F2550, will fit your 2008 Ford F-250 4WD if you are using the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50082-58 for your fifth wheel hitch. The Reese install kit includes the Reese Custom Brackets, part # RP50082, that will install on the outside of the frame rails and has a square hole located in the center of the bracket that is where the top mounting bracket of the Firestone kit will install. The Firestone...
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  • Brake Controller/5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2001 Ford F-350 and RBW Lil Rocker
  • We have determined that the RBW Lil Rocker will fit in Reese above the bed rails. For your 2001 Ford F-350 I recommend the custom fit installation kit # RP50082-58. The custom kits require much less drilling so the installation time is estimated as low as 2-1/2 hours. I have included links to the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. You may also want to install in-bed wiring for the trailer, # 50-97-410. This will plug in line with the wiring under the truck...
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  • Choosing 5th Wheel Install Kit and Air Bag Kit for 2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Long Bed
  • The difference between a universal-fit 5th wheel install kit and a custom-fit kit is that the custom kit will reduce your overall installation time and the amount of drilling required. They eliminate altogether the need for frame drilling and they naturally cost more for this reason. Neither offers an absolute advantage in terms of strength but with custom kits the larger brackets tend to mean more metal-to-metal contact with the truck's frame. If you take a look at universal install...
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  • Do the Front Bolts in the 5th Wheel Bed Rail Kit # 50043-6008 Attach to the Frame Brackets
  • Yes, the forward most holes in the bed rails in the # 50043-6008 kit would just have bolts installed through the bed material and the hat channel underneath. They do not attach directly to the frame brackets. This is definitely strong enough for the capacity of the bed rails, which are rated up to 18000lbs for the trailer weight or up to 4500lbs for the pin weight. If it would give you more peace of mind, however, we offer a second custom fifth-wheel rail and bracket kit # RP50082-58...
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  • Rear Tires Wearing on a Ford F-350 Dually With Overload Springs When Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • If you used the Reese install kit, part # RP50082-58, your hitch centerline would already be forward of the axle. I have included a link to the instructions below. The last page shows where the hitch should be in relation to the axle. If you move too far forward, you will run into clearance issues when turning. I am wondering if the trailer is nose heavy and moving some things around in the trailer may get some of the pin weight off and reduce the weight on the axle. Hitch up the trailer...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2012 Toyota Tundra Crew Max with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • First, to determine if the 16K hitch is enough you will need to know the gross trailer weight. If it is rated under 16,000 pounds then you can use the Reese 16k, # RP30047. If it is very close to 16k or over, the I recommend going with a higher capacity hitch, # RP30081 rated for 20,000 pounds. We do have an installation kit that will fit the 2012 Toyota Tundra with 5-1/2 foot bed. You will use # RP30035-309. With this kit the king pin will be 3-1/2 inches forward of the center of the...
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  • 5th Wheel Frame Brackets only to Install PullRite Hitch in 2005 Ford F250
  • The frame brackets of the # RP50082-58 can be purchased separately from the bed rails as part # RP50082. The frame brackets will probably be compatible with your bed rails if they are Industry Standard bed rails. However, I strongly recommend you choose frame brackets and bed rails from the same manufacturer. That way, you know without a doubt that the parts will all be compatible and that the weight capacity will be known. When you use a frame bracket from one manufacturer and bed rails...
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2006 Ford F-350 With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • For your 2006 Ford F-350 truck with a 6-1/2 ft bed, you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch. The PS30093 hitch you referenced could cause issues with clearance between the trailer and cab of your truck when making tight turns. I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # RP50082-58 for your truck. This is a custom kit designed specifically for your truck and requires no drilling of the truck frame. This kit would cut...
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  • Install Kit and Wiring to Install Reese Pro Series Fifth Wheel # PS30094 on 2007 F250 Short Bed
  • Other than the sliding hitch you referenced, part # PS30094, you will need an install kit that includes the rails to attach the hitch to the truck bed and the brackets that attach the rails to the truck frame. There are two different kits that will work with your F250, a universal kit, part # RP30035 and a custom kit, part # RP50082-58. I would recommend the custom kit, as it will cut your install time by 50 percent. You will also need a trailer connector mounted in the truck bed. Typically,...
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  • Will Curt E5 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Work to Pull a 36ft Jayco Trailer with a 2005 Ford F-250
  • The Curt E5 fifth-wheel hitch # 16516 should work well on your 2005 Ford F-250, but you will need to make sure that the Jayco trailer weighs less than 16000 pounds loaded. To mount this fifth-wheel in your truck, you would use rail installation kit # RP50082-58, which would put rails in your truck bed into which the fifth-wheel hitch would be installed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the rail kit and a demonstration video so you can get a good idea of...
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