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Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Brackets, base rails and hardware included.
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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. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (73 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.
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
Here are some pictures of the install 91504
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
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
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
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
by: Glenn M.04/01/2017
Although installation will not begin for two days yet, I have looked over the components and find them more stout than I expected. Read over installation instructions and find them very easy to follow and believe installation will take less than the 4 hrs estimated. Price, customer service and delivery were awesome. Big fan of etrailer so far with the products I have purchased and recommend etrailer to friends and family who are interested in trailering. Keep up the great work. 361438
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
Ordered this kit to replace my other one when I put a new box on my old truck. It seems to be a lot stronger than the old one. I like the plates that go along the frame rail. My old one just have l brackets. Installation was smooth. No trouble at all. Was simple to bolt on. Think I had to remove my overload spring stopper that was bolted on the frame but that was ok since I am installing airbags also. 353703
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
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
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
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
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
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
by: Jerry C.12/19/2016
Bolted right on just as advertised. Easy install directions and a deal at $xxx.00. Watch the video on installation, it goes step by step. Installed on 2005 Ford F-350 Suoer Duty, Dually. I didn't even remove the rear tires, it may have been a little quicker if I had, but plenty of room if you don't. 326322
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
I bought this kit for my F350. It fits well, the parts are solid, and it gets the job done! 339831
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
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
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
I installed the frame rails on a 2001 f 350 with an 8' box. A month ago I asked the staff at etrailer if the frame brackets would work on a 2000 shortbed f 350. They answered me within an hour that it would fit. Thank you for outstanding service. 365118
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
by: John J.03/20/2017
Good overall. Instructions need a little work. They tried to combine too many vehicle years and rail models, made it a bit confusing. 356050
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
by: Jim M.04/13/2017
Excellent product, it has worked flawlessly every time I have used it.... I am extremely pleased with the products from etrailer.com 367246
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
Big time saver Installed fast. I did however drill an extra hole on each side to secure the rear section of the brackets. 3334
Fit as advertised, Install went perfect and quickly. Good descriptive website make choosing the right product easy. 305222
by: Jan H03/12/2017
I gave you a 5 star review, my experience with you has been great. thanks so much and the hitch works like a charm. 351603
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
by: Corey L.02/07/2017
It was exactly what i was after! Fit like it was supposed to. Shipped quickly too which is an added bonus! 339646
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
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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