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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for the 2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

(58 reviews)

Code:   RP50073-58



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Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty


  • 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

50073-58 Reese Custom Quick Installation Kit

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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit RP50073-58 Review

Today, we're going to review part number RP50073-58. This is the Reese quick install custom bracket and the base rails for 5th-wheel trailer hitches. This is a custom fit part number. It's designed to fit the Ford F250, F350, and F450 SuperDuty models, either the short or the long bed starting in 2011. This kit will include the Reese 10-bolt base rails, the 2 rails, and the hardware for the rails, part number RP58058. It will also include the Reese quick install custom bracket, number RP50073, and the mounting hardware that comes with that. These custom brackets right here will mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for the 5th-wheel rails.

These are vehicle specific brackets that will mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame that will minimize drilling and measuring, and because they are a custom fit, it will cut the installation time in half when compared to the universal bracket systems. Now, the base rails right here, these will sit in the truck bed, and they bolt to the custom brackets underneath. They will allow installation of your 5th-wheel trailer hitch. They would drop right into the slots right here. Now, this part is very compatible with the hitches by Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky. They will not fit with the Reese Elite Series, Signature, Series, or the Valley UVS Hitches, which are all designed to work with the under-bed systems. All the parts in this are a black powered coat finish that will help resist corrosion. That should do it for the review on part number RP50073-58, the Reese quick install custom brackets and the base rails for the 5th-wheel trailer hitches.


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Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP50073-58

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (58 Customer Reviews)

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by: Rick J.04/23/2014

I was a bit skeptical about the online purchase, but I am truly impressed by the level of customer service. The part was not immediately available. They notified me by phone and email to keep me abreast of what was going on. When the part arrived they sent me a link with a installation video and answers to questions answered in the past, plus a contact if you have problems. All this and it was the best price I could find. Keep up the good work. I will definitely use these guys in the future. Thanks 126747


I feel the safest with assembly for frame securement of a fifth wheel hitch that I have used in the last 25 years. Recommended the equipment and e-trailer to several folks

Rick J - 04/23/2015


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by: Mike C.05/20/2014

I had this set of rails professionally installed on my 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty DRW w/ Firestone Ride-Rite airbags. I chose this particular set of rails because it was a custom kit designed to work with existing factory frame holes and accommodate the DEF tank. I had concerns whether this kit would work with my airbags, but the excellent photos and product questions and answers seemed to confirm that there would be no interference. Since the installation I have not had a chance to tow with my new fifth wheel rails and hitch, but the rails have an attractive and durable finish, and emit not a squeak or rattle. I have used etrailer for most of my trailering needs since I found the website, and have been nothing short of impressed. Their expeditious processing and delivery, and the level of customer service they provide is hands down the best of any on-line ordering service I've ever used. Their excellent product reviews, detailed answers to posted questions, level of expertise, and enthusiasm for the subject will ensure my continued patronage. You'll never get this level of service from some fly-by-night online auto parts store. Spend your money wisely. 131540

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by: Jon D.01/28/2012

I ordered this product on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. I was notified within minutes of the confirmation of the order. That evening, I received e-mail stating the order had been shipping and rather than the standard shipping, it had been upgraded to 3 to 5 day shipping free of charge. UPS notified me on Wednesday, Jan 18, that it would be delivered on Thursday Jan 19, however, they had to hold it since there was no one to sign for it. i picked it up from UPS on Monday Jan 23. The RV tech installed the brackets and rails in approx. 1 hour. He stated the custom fit saved him almost an hour from the universal kits used by the RV dealership where he works. The price was $65 cheaper than a local RV store wanted for the universal kit and rails. Satisfied? I'd say definitely... 30497

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by: Nick11/26/2012

Easy installation. Just drill one pilot hole and check the alignment with the frame bracket and adjust as necessary as i had to do. Mine was off by 3/8th of a inch. Then smooth sailing. Excellent customer service!! 60032


Everything has been working great! Thx for asking

Nick - 06/27/2014


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by: Doug I.06/28/2014

Etrailer support/ordering staff have been awesome. Absolutely no complaints with staff!. Product arrived quickly and was a perfect fit. Good written instructions and the video instructions were great. No surprises with this installation. The only problem I had was the paint was flaking off the edges of both frame mounts...the rails were also peeling but not as bad. As the product was being installed on a new vehicle ( and being kind of particular ) I ended up grinding down the brackets and re-painting them prior to mounting. Not a big deal but not anticipated on a new product. 138153

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by: Bill S10/04/2014

received the Reese RP50073-58 5th wheel base rail install kit yesterday and installed it today. I was working alone so it took longer then it should. The whole job took me about 2.5 hrs. The kit was very heavy duty and designed well. I had to fudge on the measurements from the rear of the bed but after I had that figured out everything went quite easily. The finished product looks great. I will be pulling my 36 foot trailer in style. Thanks for the great service from etrailer. 154428

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by: MPD5605/02/2013

I received my shipment two days earlier then expected and within 5 hours I had it installed. Took my time because I didn’t want to drill any more holes in the box floor then needed LOL. Not sure if the 2013 is different then the 2012 in the install video, but I think the DEF tank is in a different place? Thanks Etrailer 78726


Will this kit work in my 2013 f250 short bed6 34 and with my valley hitch and glider?

comment by: Jon - 08/25/2013


The hitch will work with Valley hitches, with the exceptoin of the Valley UBS hitches. So long as your Valley is not a UBS, you should be good to go.

Patrick B - 8/26/2013

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by: Rodney09/10/2012

First rail system I have ever installed, the best way I found to do this (to minimize holes in truck bed, was to have someone hold the brackets and drill pilot holes from the underside of the bed for the three of the four holes on both sides. Once the holes are drilled make sure the corragation of the beds are opened up enough to install the U- shaped pieces after that it's all a walk in the park. 54156

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by: Dennis W.05/06/2015

My delivery arrived sooner than promised. Excellent order and delivery experience. I installed by myself, so it took me a little longer than expected(6hrs). The only problem i had was installing the front drivers side frame bolt. The nut is behind the fuel tank on my 2015 F-350 Diesel Super Duty. I had to have a tall friend with long arms put that one in. Its a perfect fit and looks great. 190881

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by: Don Jasper05/21/2011

I have not had the chance to install the Reese installation kit (for 5th wheel trailers) as my new truck has not arrived yet. I have inspected all the parts and fasteners and reviewed the instructions. I am completely satisfied with kit and should be able to install it without too much trouble. What completely amazed me was the extraordinary personal service from etrailer. 14995

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by: Mike V.09/17/2012

This kit is super easy to install and did not require a bunch of time. I did the whole install myself and the only time I required a helping hand, was to lift my 5th wheel hitch into the bed of the truck after the 1st rail was installed. Everything lined up perfectly!!! I highly recommend this product if you are planning on doing a Do-It-Yourself 5th wheel hitch installation. 54937

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by: AGW10/18/2012

Installed on 2012 F-350 commercial truck for delivery of RV's. Brackets mounted perfectly to frame and each other. Installation was routine, only the drivers side front bolt was a challenge reaching over and behind the DEF tank, otherwise a reasonable project for a semi handy person to do. Done without a hoist and tires in place. Good heavy duty parts as advertized. 57555

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by: Mort K05/20/2015

This is the second Quick install kit I purchased from for a Ford F 350 Diesel truck. Both of my orders were processed very promptly and I was kept informed of the order status. The product installation video's are a plus. The pricing is very competitive and I would not venture to look any further than for all of my trailering needs. 194713

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by: Steve07/31/2013

Thanks, Finally got to putting hitch in my P/U worked great and so much better than other form of installing Reese Rails solid and easy, finally found a trailer so I had to get it done, By myself I did it in about 4hrs,sure it could have been done faster with help. watched your video on installation and was a big help. Thanks 92535

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by: Lee01/24/2013

My order was expedited, and I received it sooner than expected. During installation, I had a question so I called etrailer and the were there to answer. The rails and custom mounting kit were a great fit and painless to install. This was a great buying experience and I will definately use them again. 64020

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by: Dan G.12/08/2014

This custom installation kit for my 2015 F350 Super Duty fit perfectly and installation was straight forward and relatively quick. Etrailer's video was a big help. I have done business with etrailer in the past and I have always found their prices to be great and their customer service can't be beat. 163602

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by: Denny T.04/02/2012

Mounting rails and brackets came UPS three days after I ordered it. Box was in good condition, no tears or damage. All nuts and bolts came in plastic bags and all parts were included. NOTHING MISSING. Directions were included and very easy to read. Took my son and myself about 2 hrs not rushing. 35964

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by: Kevin C.10/21/2013

This installation was a breeze. I was cleaning up and washing my hands within 3 hours of starting. Not having to drill holes in the frame makes a world of difference. I installed a universal kit on my last F-250 and had to drill holes in the frame. That install took about 6 hours. 104569

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by: mark h.04/23/2014

Install went well. Instructions and video on your site were great. Took me about 4 hours including running to the store for a 9/16 inch drill bit. Dropped spare tire but didn't remove rear tires or jack vehicle up. Saved $250 doing the job myself. Couldn't be happier. 126730

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by: Dan freer04/04/2015

Excellent product. Installed just like it was meant too. No problems 183183

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by: Linda E.12/13/2012

I was able to install this with no problem on my new 2012 F250. The etrailer video for this product on my vehicle was excellent and an enormous help. The rails are very substantial and look to be high quality. I can't wait to hook up the RV and take her out. 61280

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by: Ryan10/17/2011

Product was exactly as described. Installation was straight forward and took an hour and a half including clean-up. Only used to tow my camper a few miles so far and I am anticipating my upcoming camping trip towing up over the mountains of western PA. 25694

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by: Tony C05/04/2015

Once again E-Trailer delivers. The new quick brackets install so fast and easy. Product delivered on time and packaged securely. Instructions plus online video made this install painless and easy. Thank you E-Trailer for all customer care and support 190018

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by: TJK09/05/2012

Shipment was very prompt, all hardware complete in package, and good instructions included. Much easier install than my last two trucks where I had to drill the rails myself. Best price and value than all the other dealers and websites I found. 53984

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by: David T06/26/2015

The brackets and rails were just as described. They arrived on time, without a scratch. Installation was easy, be with a little duct tape to hold carriage bolts in place, I was able to do it by myself, and without removing the tires. 207362

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by: Audie G10/13/2014

After watching the video on the web site it took about 3 hours. The custom fit rails are a lot easier to install than the universal rails. Very pleased with Etrailer. The product arrived three days after ordering. 155731

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by: Ricky C.07/24/2011

Excellent quality, great fit.. Easy to install, and would recommend to anyone.. Looks so much better than universal brackets welded to the frame. Installation time took about 1 hour.. 20157

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by: tom p03/29/2011

great product it was fast and easy to install this custom bracket for my 2011 f350 well worth the money would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to install their own fifth wheel.. 10573

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by: Jerry T09/07/2011

If you want to go in to supper when the wife calls instead of yelling and kicking the dog then get these custom mounts. Miles easier than the generic mounts I tried before. 23671

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by: Glenn L10/24/2013

The rails and brackets fit like a glove. The install went great thanks to the custom fit, under-the-bed, brackets! You guys had the best price and delivered when promised. 104897

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by: Roger F.05/06/2014

Easy installation, easy to understand instructions that are simple and straight forward. Never used etrailer before but I will use them from now on, great service. 129258

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by: Tim A04/26/2012

I found the rails and bracket kit to be simple to install. It really helped that etrailer had a video of the installation that was specific to my vehicle. 38417

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by: Tom P.02/24/2011

Perfect fit! Had the rails installed today and the job went easily with all parts fitting perfectly. Ford 2011 F-250 Diesel, 4x4 6 3/4 ft box. 7776

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by: Brian S05/06/2015

The video was very helpful. The directions with the hitch were difficult and different than the video. The exact fit brackets were awesome. 190947

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by: Michael01/14/2013

I installed it this past weekend. It was as easy as the directions explained it to be. I am very pleased. The shipping time was phenominal. 63009

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by: Eddie L.12/13/2011

rails and reese custom brackets were right on the money. Speed of delivery was great. First class service. Will certainly use again. 28055

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by: Bruce B09/23/2014

Bolted in exactly as designed. All hardware was present, well thought out, robust, easily installed, custom , clean installation. 152748

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by: Gary B.04/08/2011

Product fit my 2011 Ford F350 perfect. Installatio was fairly easy. Etrailer price and delivery was outstanding. 11308

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by: Jason05/03/2011

The price and free shipping beats every where. Great customer service. I will update after installation. 12717

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by: Andy G.08/06/2014

Great product! Bolted right on to frame in existing holes. Just had to drill holes in bed. 144813

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by: Ron C.08/11/2014

The parts came just as I ordered them, on time, and fit perfectly on my F250 Super Duty. 145878

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by: Dave04/19/2011

very glad I ordered this kit, vs. using generic brackets. Made install go much easier. 12015

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by: Mike W.04/15/2012

The instructions and video was great. Easy for a first timer. This company is good. 37302

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by: C.Hagen03/12/2012

Product fit perfect!! Shipping was Super Fast. Tech's where great help. THANKS!! 33602

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by: Johnny02/09/2015

great product, easy installation, fit perfect on my new 2015 f 250 172932

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by: Tim B.05/20/2013

Great product, very fast shipment,extremely satisfied 81204

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by: Matt C.06/22/2015

Got the product on time and installation was easy. 206220

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by: henry duplease04/11/2011

great job came as expected and in good shape 11514

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by: Philip b12/29/2014

Excellent product and exceptional servi ce. 167168

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by: Me04/18/2012

Fast delivery. Good contact from seller 37551

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  • Choosing Between the Ford Factory 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package and Aftermarket Packages
  • On the 2011 Ford F-250/F-350, if you can get one that has the 5th wheel/gooseneck towing prep package I would do that. The reason is that if you want the Reese Elite series equipment anyway, performing all of the installation of the mounting hardware will not be something you will have to worry about. I have included a link to an FAQ article for you that covers the prep package. If you do not want to be limited to using an Elite series hitch or using an adapter and a different hitch,...
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  • Can Firestone Air Helper Springs be Used with Existing Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit on a 2013 F-250
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Kit # TFR250SDG is recommended for use with your 2013 Ford F-250, due to the the fact that the Timbren Springs mount in the exact same location as the factory installed jounce springs and would not interfere with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rail and Installation Fifth Wheel kit # RP50073-58. The Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs # F2535 that you mentioned, are possible to use in conjunction with the Reese 5th Wheel Custom Install Bracket # RP50073-58....
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Comparisons for a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The biggest difference between the different Pro-Series hitches that you referenced will be the jaw design and the slider design. The jaw designs range from the economy slide-bar jaw which will make the most noise while towing, the middle of the road standard double jaw which will offer a quieter ride, and finally the premium single-hook jaw that will offer the quietest ride. And then for the slider design there are square tube sliders and round tube sliders. The square-tube sliders...
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  • installing Firestone Ride-Rite System On 2011 Ford F-250 With Fifth Wheel Installed
  • I spoke with one of our Experts that does a lot of towing and he was able to give me some information that may help you out. It seems that on your 2011 Ford F-250, when you install the Reese Custom Base Rails, part # RP50073-58, the bracket that is attached under the bed of your truck covers the hole that the Firestone Ride-Rite System, Part # F2535 uses to attach the bracket. You do have a couple of options. You can replace the bolt that is used for the Ride-Rite system with a...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-250
  • The recommended universal rail kit for your 2015 Ford F250 would be the part # RP30035, this is a 10 bolt kit. There are no 4-bolt kits available that are recommended for your vehicle. The 4-bolt rails are much bigger than the 10-bolt rails. On some vehicles the 4-bolt design will install easier than the 10 bolt design, at the cost of reduced truck bed space. However, I would recommend you install a custom fit rail kit like part # RP50073-58 this will give you the same universal style...
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  • Can a Different 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a 2012 Ford F-350 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • In order to use a trailer hitch that fits in regular above the bed rails in the Ford prep package, you will need to use a special adapter, # RP30156. Any 5th wheel hitches, including sliders, that fit in standard Reese above the bed rails, will fit in this adapter. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view. I have also included a picture that shows the Reese rail dimensions that are important for determining if another hitch will fit in them and the adapter....
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  • Custom Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty Diesel
  • For a 2012 Ford F-250 Diesel short bed, the correct kit is the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50073-58, that you have referenced. This kit accommodates the DEF tank on diesel models. Because this is a custom installation kit you will not have to drill to install the frame brackets. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of this kit. If your truck has a bed shorter than 6 feet, you would have to use a standard 5th wheel hitch...
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  • 2014 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed Hitch Recommendations for Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • To determine if the truck you are intending to buy can tow the trailer that you are looking at, you will need to use the following formula to determine the maximum allowable tow rating for your truck. GCW - GVW = Maximum GTW GCW: Gross Combined Weight - The actual weight of the vehicle and trailer combined. This weight should always be obtained by weighing the vehicle and the trailer together on a scale. GVW: Gross Vehicle Weight - The actual weight of the vehicle when fully loaded....
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-250 Powerstroke Diesel
  • Yes, this Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # RP50073-58, will install onto your 2011 Ford F-250 with a diesel engine. Some of the other Reese rail kits are not designed to be used on F-250s with diesel engines because of the location of the DEF tank under the bed, but this kit is a custom kit that will install in about half the time as a universal kit, and is compatible with trucks with diesel engines.
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  • Will The Reese Fifth Wheel Custom Installation Kit # RP50082-58 Fit On A 2011 Ford F250 Short Bed
  • I checked with the manufacturer (Reese) to see if there are any differences on the frames on 2011 Ford Trucks. They said that there is nothing different about the frame in 2011, but if your truck is a diesel the DEF tank causes fit issues. The Reese Fifth Wheel Custom Installation Kit, # RP50082-58, will fit on your 2011 Ford F250 short bed as long as it is not a diesel model. A short bed will require a slider unit like the Reese 5th Wheel 16K Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider, #...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Short Bed 2011 Ford F-150 With or Without Factory Prep Package
  • You can tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2011 Ford F-250, short bed. A Short bed will require a slider unit or, in some cases, depending on the width of the fifth-wheel trailer you will need a stationary hitch and a sidewinder. If your truck has the pre-installed 5th wheel prep package, which includes underbed 5th wheel rails installed at the Ford factory, you will need to use the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30144. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2011 Ford Super Duty
  • With a short bed on your 2011 Ford Super Duty, you will need a slider hitch. There are no 18k sliders available, but there are numerous 16k hitches. I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider, # RP30075, that you have referenced. The round tube offers 12 inches of travel which will provide more clearance when making 90 degree turns. The hitch also features a double locking jaw which provides more hitch to king pin contact that single or slide bar connections....
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  • Proper Mounting Position of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on 2011 Ford F-250
  • When installing a fifth-wheel hitch in the bed of a truck you want to make sure that the jaw of the fifth-wheel sits directly over or slightly in front of the rear axle center. I looked up the instructions for the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP50082-58. This installation kit states that the center line of the hitch should be approximately 2-15/16 inches in front of the center line of the axle. Your install kit may be slightly different but should be close to the measurements...
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  • Measurements for Installing Reese Custom Rails and Installation Kit # RP50073-58 on 2011 Ford F-250
  • There is one important measurement that you will need when installing the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50073-58 to your 2011 Ford F-250. That measurement is for placement of the front mounting rail. The measurement will be from the rear edge of the bed of the truck, with the tailgate removed, to the inside edge of the front mount base rail. This measurement will be 54-3/16 inches. There is a diagram in the included installation instructions that will...
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  • Will the Hensley BD3 Trailer Saver Hitch Fit in Standard Reese Base Rails on a 2011 Ford Super Duty
  • Yes, I checked the Trailer Saver web site and they indicate that the BD3 hitch will fit into any standard, slotted fifth-wheel rail system. We do not stock this fifth-wheel hitch so the manufacturer is the best source for fit information. If your truck has a gas engine, you can use the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, item # RP50082-58. If your truck has the diesel engine the DEF tank requires the use of the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, item # RP50073-58. When installing either...
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F250
  • Since you have the DEF tank on your 2012 Ford F250 Super Duty with an 8 ft bed you would want the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50073-58 since it is designed to accommodate vehicles with that. That is basically the difference between the # RP50073-58 and the # RP56002-53 that you referenced.
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  • Custom Fit 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2014 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Yes, there are custom 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits for your 2014 Ford F-250, 6-3/4 foot bed, without the factory prep package. You can use Curt install kit # C16424-104 or Reese kit # RP50073-58 (instructions and video linked for the Reese kit). Both kits have industry standard above bed rails that will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky 5th wheel trailer hitches that fit in above the bed rails.
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  • Will the Reese Custom 5th Wheel Kit Work with a Husky 16K EZ Roller on a 2011 Ford F-350 SD
  • The Reese, RP50073-58, fifth-wheel installation kit with brackets and rails will work with the Husky 16K EZ roller hitch, and this is the correct installation kit for your 2011 F-350 350 Super Duty with 6-3/4 foot bed. I have linked installation instructions and a video of the Reese kit being installed on a 2011 F-250 for you to review. These should give you an idea where and how the kit will install on your truck. When setting the final position of the fifth-wheel rails, use your...
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F350 with DEF Tank
  • For a fifth wheel rail installation kit that will not interfere with the DEF tank in your 2013 Ford F350 with a short bed you would want a Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50073-58. This kit is specifically designed to not interfere with the DEF tank and would be your best choice. The Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56002-53 that you referenced is not designed to accommodate DEF tanks so I would not recommend it for you.
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel and Husky Slider Hitch
  • For your 2011 Ford F-250, you will need the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50073-58. This is a custom kit, so you will not have to do drilling into the frame. It is designed to work on trucks with the DEF tank. The rails will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky trailer hitches with the exceptions of the Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches which will not fit. I have included a link to a video showing a...
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  • Will RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in Reese Above the Bed Rails in a 2012 Ford F-250
  • We have determined that the RBW Lil Rocker 5th wheel trailer hitch will fit in the Reese rails like those included with the Reese Quick-Install kit, # RP50073-58, for a 2012 Ford F-250. I have included a link to a video that shows a typical installation of this kit for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ford F-250
  • I am assuming that your 2015 Ford F-250 has a short bed (6-3/4 foot bed) and that would be why people are telling you about sliding hitches. Short bed trucks do require either a slider 5th wheel hitch, Sidewinder replacement pin box, or a trailer designed specifically for short bed trucks (they are much more narrow at the front than the back so you can make sharp turns without hitting the truck and trailer together). Basically it is going to depend on the width of the front of the trailer....
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2014 F-250 Pickup Truck With Short Bed
  • For your 2014 Ford F-250 with the short bed, the Reese Elite Series Hitch, part # RP30144 does have an installation kit that will work for your truck. I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30126. We do have a few options that can work for you as well. The custom installation kit, part # RP50073-58, is a fit for your truck, and will work with several fifth wheel hitches we carry. This installation kit will work with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Valley, Husky,...
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  • Will Slider Hitch Or Sidewinder Work On A 2011 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed Towing A Cyclone 300C
  • I would recommend using a fifth wheel hitch with a slider on your 2011 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4 foot bed. Failure to do so can result in the front of the trailer loft on your Cyclone 300C fifth wheel striking the rear of the truck cab during sharp turns and causing damage. The hitch you are looking at, the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider, part # RP30075, is a great choice. I really like the round tube slider, as sometimes the square tube model sliders can bind,...
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  • Will Reese 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30081 Fit 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty w/ 6.5 Bed
  • To install the item you selected, Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 20K, part # RP30081, to your 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty, you will need to use Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP50082-58 if you have a gas engine. If you have a diesel engine truck with the DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) tank you will need the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP50073-58. If you are referring to the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # PS30121, it will fit your 2011 Ford F-250 Super...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-350
  • A custom install kit for fifth wheel rails like the part # RP50073-58 will install in about half the time and minimize drilling when compared to a universal kit like the part # RP30035. If it was me I would save yourself the headache of getting a universal kit and go with a custom install kit. Since you have a short bed truck you will need a hitch with a slider so that you have enough clearance to make 90 degree turns. For that I would recommend the Reese 16k Slider Hitch part # RP30075....
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Diesel and Hijacker Hitch
  • First, the universal installation kit, # RP30035, will fit the 2012 Ford F-250 diesel short bed. If you wanted to go with a custom installation kit then # RP50073-58 that you have referenced will fit. It is designed to accommodate the DEF tank on diesel models. I have linked instructions for both kits for you to view. Both kits include the Reese rails that are confirmed to fit Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky hitches. To determine if they will fit with your Hijacker...
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  • Custom Installation Kit to Install Valley Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty Short Bed
  • To install an above bed Valley Fifth Wheel hitch on your 2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty Short Bed I would recommend to use the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP50073-58. This is a custom install kit which will minimize the drilling and measuring and cut the install time in half compared to a universal installation kit. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Reese kit and a link to a video of this kit being installed on a 2012 Ford F-250. The Reese installation...
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  • How to Determine Clearance Between 2011 Ford F-250 Cab and a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Every truck and trailer combination is different so measuring and plugging the numbers into a formula are a must. On a 2011 Ford F-250 with a 6-1/2 foot bed, and using the custom installation kit # RP50073-58, the hitch center line will be 36-1/8 inches from the back of the cab. Add to that the distance of travel of a round tube slider like # RP30075, (12 inches of travel) you will have 48-1/8 inches. If the trailer had an extended pin box, you would also add the amount of extension...
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  • Availability of 5th Wheel Rail Kit for 2014 Ford F350
  • For the 2014 Ford F350, you would use the # RP50073-58 install rails from Reese. If your F350 is a Diesel, the brackets will clear the DEF tank. I have just verified with Reese that the rail kit carries over from the 2013 model year. To install a 7-way in the truck bed, you would need the # 20110 wiring kit. I have linked you to installation instructions for the hitch rail kit as well as the wiring. I have also linked you to some installation videos that you might find helpful. The...
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