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Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

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Call at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your GMC fifth wheel installation kit experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. carries a complete line of Reese products for your GMC C/K Series Pickup 1997. Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt part RP30035 from Reese can be ordered online at Complete fifth wheel installation kit installation instructions and technical support.

1997 GMC C/K Series Pickup - Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models.


  • Base rails provide necessary attachment points for 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Universal brackets fit most applications
    • Adapter brackets can be used to ease installation on certain GMC C/K Series Pickups
  • Kit includes rails, brackets and hardware
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
    • Works with RBW Li'l Rocker Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch
    • Will not fit Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 10-Year limited warranty

30035 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Bracket Kit - 10 Bolt Design

Replaces 6005

RP30035 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30035 Installation instructions

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Video of Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Trimming a Truck Bed Liner for Fifth Wheel Rails

Today were going to cover a frequently asked question on how to cut out a bed liner for a fifth wheel installation. Its pretty easy, well measure for our cross rails just like normal and then well go ahead and mark out our bed liner. Measuring from the edge of the bed of the truck, not the bed liner, but the edge of the bed and measure out. Well go do one side, well go to the other side and make a mark as well. Now those will be the marks thatll align our first rail way. Well make sure that our rail is even from left to right.

Well just use the ribs in the bed liner to align it with and then well just draw a circle all the way around the rails. Then next well go ahead and use the legs of the fifth wheel hitch to place our second rail and now this will put our rail basically in the right stop and well just draw an outline around it as well and then the next step is go ahead and remove the parts for the fifth wheel and remove the bed liner and we can go ahead and cut out what we need. Before we make our cut outs well go ahead and support the bed liner up in the air a little bit with a couple pieces of timber. Well go ahead and drill some pilot holes for a saw were going to use to make the final cut out. So lets take our saw and well trace on the outside of our line and just cut it out.

Alright, and from this point we can go ahead with the fifth wheel install as normal.

Customer Reviews

Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt - RP30035

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (218 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models.

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by: gene miller08/21/2014

I ordered this for a ford f150 and laid it out as specified,measurments and then re checked them to be sure of where i had to drill marked all holes as specified in the data information sheet drilled the bed holes and started to install the bolts 2 holes were miss identified and when i went to install the brackets they would not fit in correct position had to reverse the brackets to go inward instead of outward which was a pain inthe a-- to get in and tighten the nuts the 2 rearward bolts are drilled close to the emmison tank and neither one can be torqued let alone to the 85 ft pds trcommended the most rear is directlu above the tank and should be noted in the instructions as you cant see it unless on a hoist this is a saftey hazzard because a drill could go thru it and cause an explosion there should be a specific note to this problem i dare to say who ever wrote these instructions has never attempted to install one of these kits or he would be cusing himself a friend of mine recommended you people service and delivery were good but instructions and installation sucks thank and you have a good day 147975

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by: Jeff L.01/28/2017

I am very impressed with the fit and finish. Packaging from was inadequate. UPS man unloaded the package, rang the doorbell and drove away before I got outside. There was a lock washer laying on the ground and a bracket was hanging out of the box. We opened the package and inventoried everything, and to my amazement everything was there. Ordering process was very easy and my order shipped quickly. While on my lunch break at work I added 6 items to my cart and printed it so I could complete the order when I got home. About 4 hours later 3 of the 6 items increased in price. This hitch increased in price by $2, not a big deal I guess. I was able to find this item about $12 cheaper at another retailer and I provided this information to Within a few hours they refunded me 110% of the difference. I am installing this on a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed and the instructions are lacking. Maybe a professional installer who has done this many times would not have any problems, but the instructions leave some things to your imagination. 336456

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by: Bob P06/10/2016

Installed these rails with the short bed Reese bracket kit for 2015 or newer f150. Installation went well. Instructions were pretty straight forward but measurements from end of bed were not quite right and put the rails too far forward of the underbed brackets by about 2". I actually measured off the cross rails under the bed of the truck after I had installed the brackets. Helpful hint: after getting a hole drilled on either side of the front rail to secure it to brackets under bed, put the hitch on both rails which will line up the rear rail exactly right then drill the rest of your mounting holes. The included spacers are not quite thick enough and have come out from between the rails and bottom of the bed a few times even after I tightened bolts so much, bed started to bend. Have to find some other Shem's to make it tight enough. I would recommend these rails eventhough it took a little bit to get them in the right location. PS - Be very careful when drilling holes on driver side as you are right over the gas tank. 259709

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by: Larry K01/03/2014

The kit arrived very quickly, in fact shipping was moved from "5 to 7 days" to "3 to 5 days"and arrived in 5 day. During Christmas rush this was great, and really appreciated. I ask a technician friend to install it for me. It went together very nicely. I am rating this as EXCELLENT, do to the ease of installation an the escallation of the shipping arrangement. Thank You for a great product and great service. LGK satisfied customer 111867


Working great! No problems at all. Rating is still Excellent.

Larry K - 01/03/2015


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by: Mike M03/29/2017

I have a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 5'6" bed. With 62yr old with a mechanical background I found the rails installation not to be a problem. I read the instructions and watched the video first which help greatly on what to expect. The only thing I did differently is I removed the entire heat shield above the exhaust prior to installation for better access. I also removed the spare tire. Jacked up the truck and placed Jack stands on the frame letting the rear axle hang free off the ground about an inch. This allowed for easy access to the frame for drilling and bolting the brackets without removing the tires. The previous review of only 2 hr install sounds a bit far fetched unless the person has done this job several time before. I believe you would expect a 4-6 hr install, not rushing through it. 359985

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by: Dave W07/27/2015

I installed the kit on a 1997 Dodge 2500. Everything worked exactly as the instructions indicated for my model. I had an existing gooseneck hitch installed, so I needed to make a few modifications to install this kit, but everything worked great. 214640


The fifth wheel rails have worked great!

Dave W - 08/05/2016


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by: Brian11/05/2013

The rails are solid and work as expected. Unfortunately it was not clear to me from the description at that "universal" meant that you need to drill through the frame to install and that there was a custom bracket available as an alternative that lines up with existing holes in the frame. While they were very helpful and willing to do a return, the cost of shipping the new product and returning the old made the whole transaction a costly mistake. 106438


Im planing to buy the same rails for my dodge diesel 2005 full box but do not want to make the same mistake so what kind of bracket and are they a must or makes it safer? thanks

-- comment by: Sid - 12/31/2013


The brackets are not necessarily safer, but they are easier to install. They require less, and in some cases, no drilling through the frame in order to install. For a 2005 Ram 2500 with 8 foot bed, you would use part RP50140-58. This kit includes the custom fit brackets that attach to the frame as well as the rails that sit in the bed of the truck where the fifth wheel secures. No matter what, you will need to drill through the bed on any of these kits. I have also included a link to a video of this kit being installed on a 2006 Ram.

-- Patrick B - 1/3/2014

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by: Cindy B08/11/2016

purchased just the rails for 5th wheel receiver as we bought a used camper and the Reese Easy Loader came with it but owner did not want to remove rails from their truck. Technician was excellent in helping with installation and emailed us directions specific to my truck. Shipping was quick and install went well. We had room to use 12 bolts vs 10 so we did. We did install 1" forward in bed as we had room to do it. Better more forward when hauling. The knurled bolts were too short for our truck bed and we called and let them know. We had our own that were longer so no delay in install. 282744


Fantastic!! In fact we just removed the hitch for the first time and rails are no issue in truck bed. Easy ineasy out after rails installed.

Cindy B - 08/14/2017


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by: Mark S.06/10/2017

I just finished test fitting all the components of the system and found it very easy and enjoyable. The only problem I noticed was the packaging was far from robust enough to handle the product. Three of the four box's were severely damaged and were only held together by a mass amount of packing tape which made opening tough. I should have taken pictures my mistake, but wanted too make sure all components were present and accounted for which they were. Great system and was a pleasure to deal with, thanks for the great product and will sent pictures when installed in truck... 391532

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by: Jeff P. Orland Park, IL10/21/2016

We recently installed a Curt Q24 Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch (C16245) using a Reese 10 Bolt Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit (RP30035). Installation went VERY well with no complications. We wanted a 'Super Duty' 5th wheel hitch for our Ford F350 Super Duty pickup and this Curt Q24 with its 24,000 pound towing capacity is everything we were looking for. Thanks etrailer for making this hitch so affordable. We've prepared all of our family's vehicles for towing over the last ten plus years through etrailer and have NEVER been disappointed. Thanks again! 310734

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by: Ron12/08/2014

I ordered this Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for my 5th Wheel Hitch on a Monday afternoon and it was in my home Wednesday afternoon. I received a quick response from that my order was received and shipped. I have not had this quick response or shipping ever when ordering from any other company. The parts were all exactly what I needed and installed with ease. I am excited with how professional was and I "Highly Recommend" this company for your trailer needs. is the first place I will shop for my 5th wheel needs. 163588

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by: Ron A.07/28/2014

Very well made product,fast shipping 143151


Works great no problems at all

Ron A - 07/29/2015


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by: Skip F06/20/2012

I purchased this hitch kit along with a set of mirrors. I was surprised that my shipment was upgraded to a faster arrival date for no additional fee-but then the shipment arrived one day early! Great service from etrailer, thank you. I have audited the parts in the shipment and found them to be all there (and quite strong appearing), but I haven't been able to get to the installation just yet. With included instructions and hardware I expect no problem with the installation. Overall, very happy with the product and the service. 44976

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by: Casey M.03/10/2014

Was very impressed with the shipping speed of my rails and hitch. Install was pretty straight forward, the written instructions are not the best but having the video made it go that much quicker. Brake controller, trailer wiring harness, rails and hitch took about 5 hours to install. Will for sure be using eTrailer again for my needs. My only problem was the pro series hitch, I had to open up the metal brace slightly to fit on the sliders. 120070

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by: Jerry J.03/11/2011

I placed my order on Sunday, Mar. 6 and within 2 hours had three different confirmation of order emails. Didn't expect any feedback until Monday at the earliest. Received my order in hand Wednesday, Mar 9. Turn around time was great. I haven't had a chance to install yet, but have opened all packaging and everything looks just like it was described. Thank you so much. I will not hesitate to order again from you in the future! 9061

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by: Bill07/09/2017

This was my first time installing a 5 wheel hitch rails and was very straight forward on my Vehicle (2002 2500 HD) no problems at all. First time pulling a 5th wheel and loved it so far compared to my travel trailer looked at the kits that were specific to vehicle (no holes to drill) but decided I could handle drilling a few holes for my late model truck and at about 200 dollars cheaper I am very happy with the way it turned out. 403504

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by: Mike w.07/21/2012

Have installed it today. Manual was very vague for ford. The photo on web site is different than product recieved, but with all that it was very easy to install and will find out on Thursday how good it works. I am in need of other products for the camping process and will b dealing with Will B posting pictures at a further date. If there is a catalog for I would greatly appreciate one being sent to me. 48835

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by: Harlan S.01/27/2013

This Universal Rail Kit installed with relative ease and the included instructions were clear and easy to follow. 64241


Where can I get instructions on how to install the rp30035 on my 2008 chevy Silverado one ton dually, 8 foot bed.

-- comment by: Karl B - 12/23/2013


You can find the instructions on our website, right here on the product page. Look for the "Installation Details" link closer to the top of the page.

-- Patrick B - 12/26/2013

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by: Edward R05/16/2017

I purchased this hitch mount to replace my old one, which had become damaged. The mount fit perfectly on the old mount drill holes and worked with my existing 5th wheel hitch. I watched the installation video first for any tips which gave me an idea of what I was up against. I received the item fast and free, which is what I expect from etrailer. Always a pleasure doing business with you. Thanks again 381012

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by: Al G05/26/2013

Follow instruction very easy to install. Works well with my hitch. Took more time reading instruction than installing on truck. Drilling whole in the bed of the truck wanted to make sure I understood what I was doing before drilling. Installed on a 93 Chevy Crew Cab Dually, long bed. Truck sat high enought that I did not have to raise it up or remove the tires whick cut down on the istallation time greatly. 82020

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by: Bob Y>02/02/2011

Best price, prompt response and delivery. Product exactly as described. Fits a great variety of vehicles. Hardware parts application and description could be a little more complete; but, it can all be figured out. I simplified L-bracket attachment to frame by welding them on. Great installation video...if you can find it: Thanks! 6552

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by: RJ12/31/2010

Thanks for the video I am a Tech and have never installed the 30035 kit. I was able to watch the video prior to install and this allowed me to get all the tools together and installed the rails with the hitch 30047 in about 2.5 hours. I think it is a great thing that you post these videos.... The truck I did was a 2007 F350 which was very similar to the 2004 F250 in the video... Thanks. RJ 4850

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by: Bruce Anderson06/06/2016

This is a must Have Idem to go alone with hitch I Purchased. it Was So easy to install The Rails and Then The Hitch The Instructions to install this Idem are Very Very !!! easy to Understand and Also cover a wide variety of Trucks . Again Anyone with Right Tools could Install this Product and have 100% Success as I did!!!!! 5 Stars Your Going To Love It !!!!! Bruce Anderson 257909

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by: Randy R.05/29/2014

I have a 1990 Chevy Silverado 3500. The instructions were fine for most of the installation. At least one top bolt location had to be moved to match the frame. Two of the brackets required some cutting of plates on the frame to fit properly. One bracket bolt was a pain to get in because it was right behind the shock tower bracket. 17/32" drill bit was almost impossible to find. 133371

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by: Raymond R.02/17/2011

I got my product twice as quick as I expected thank you that made it possible for me to get the product put in my truck twice as fast. I am looking forward to using your product with my fifthe wheel camper and hitch soon. Thank you for your quick response to my needs I will be telling people about your company and if I need to order anything else similar I will do through you. 7302

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by: Ed Williams05/10/2017

Appears to be well engineered and should provide safe towing. I do have one suggestion for improved customer satisfaction. Installation required a drill bit (17/32) that was unavailable anywhere near where I live,even at a local hardware store. I would have appreciated the option of purchasing the drill bit from etrailer and having it delivered with the rail kit. 378887

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by: Kevin09/24/2015

Product arrived a day ahead of scheduled, as most e-trailer orders do. All pieces present and in good condition. The installation videos from e-trailer website were priceless in reducing the time it took to complete install on my truck. Rails are solid and brackets allowed me to mount above overload spring brackets, which was a huge relief. Install went smoothly! 227496

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by: Doug C.05/12/2014

My order was recieved on time and in good condition. Installation was a little confusing at first, as this was the first time for me. I returned to your site and watched the videos and read the articles you have posted and found them to be a great help. Should I need to order anything else there is only one place I'll be ordering from and thats 130096

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by: TinkerV209/20/2017

There was enough parts and pieces in this kit to fit my 99 Chevy C3500. There had been a 5th wheel hitch installed by a previous owner of this truck. I utilized the holes they had drilled in the bed. These rails fit exactly and the "L" brackets below the bed aligned exactly with the rails and frame holes. I only had to drill 2 holes for the center bolts. 434365

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by: M Gagnon06/15/2017

My fifth wheel hitch kit was easy to install and has worked great!! I tow my camper around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan while fishing Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and I have no worries about my fifth wheel hitch doing its job and getting my camper where I need it! Thank you for a great product that allows me to spend more time on the water! 394375

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by: Dave M.09/23/2017

Received product by UPS. Two of the three packages were intact however the package that the fifth wheel top plate and frame came in were ripped open. Fortunately all contents were there. Suggest these pieces be shipped in a sturdier box, maybe double thick. Other than that, Reese hitch looks very strong. Will be installing it today. More to come. 435932

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by: Reggie10/16/2014

Service was great and friendly. Price was very competitive. However, product information should have advised for special application for my 03 Dodge 3500, rear rail mounting brackets. No big deal, though I figured it out. Reese instructions could more detailed. I installed the hitch myself. All is good. Etrailer, will get more business from me. 156117

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by: Andrew R03/16/2013

Received the rails for my Dodge truck and had no problems installing them. The shipping was fast and had to call Support because I needed a new bolt. They took care of me and sent me a new one out next day. That's what I call service. It's good to have a company that still believes in great customer service. Thank you for a great experience. 71142

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by: Tim02/13/2015

shipped fast box was torn and just left on front porch but that is not the company's problem it an issue that the delivery company needs to address had to go online to make sure everything was there no packing slip to make sure everything made the trip bit other than the issues with the delivery company. everything they said it would be. 173594

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by: Tom08/12/2011

This was the first 5th wheel hitch I've installed and it was Pretty easy and done with in four hours. on my08 F250 I had to switch around the brackets to make it fit just as it said. Only draw back was on the passenger side where it didn't line up just right. Very simple modification and it's in. The video did help as a guide. 21698

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by: Karen R03/04/2015

Excellent service.....easy to order online. Prompt response via email confirming order and notification when the items were shipped along with tracking information along with a toll free number to etrailer should we encounter a problem. Additionally, I received an email advising me of their notification of delivery. GREAT job !! 176948

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by: Don D03/31/2014

I have purchased from etrailer before and each time I have been extremely satisfied. The latest purchase was for my universal base rails for my fifth wheel. I purchased a newer truck and my old system would not fit the new truck. I received my order on time and in great shape. I will not hesitate to buy again from etrailer. 123072

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by: Mike E04/02/2017

So far so good. Decent instructions. Arrived quickly. Easyish installation. Happy with the product. Excited to use it soon. 363840

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by: Jared W10/19/2016

The product was exactly what I order, and showed up at my house way quicker than what I thought it would. The instructions were very self explanatory the hardware and mounting brackets were all together. That makes it nice for instillation purposes. Thanks again!! 308567



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by: CJ01/24/2012

I'm satisfied with the hitch I bought, I liked the fact that I could type in my truck make and model to find out what hitch I needed.( I have a short bed) It brought up several for me to chose from and in different prices ranges that I could afford.. The product was shipped fast also. Thanks etrailer! 30248

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by: Eric S.12/21/2012

Was not too bad to install. Would have been easier if I had the brackets welded to frame rather than drill and bolt. Just remember to put brakets, that are just setting on the frame, in a safe place when you have to drive off during instalation. Those brackets are hard to find along side the road. 61842

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by: Wayne S.12/20/2010

Fast shipment Haven't installed the installation kit yet, have had several questions that I needed answers to before I started. The folks at etrailer answered them in less than 24hrs. They had the fastest shipping, that I've ever had. Will be ordering from them again when I need parts. Thanks, Wayne 4400

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by: Preston A.07/12/2011

Everything was received on time and in expected shape. I really like how I am able to know the status of my order at any time. Also, be able to read the instruction in advance so I am ready to install when the item arrives. The video was especially helpful. Thank you 19301

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by: Paul R.12/31/2010

Reese 5th wheel hitch bed rails I have bought a couple of items from etrailer over the last year. Their shipping is very fast and I have found their products to be just as advertised. Good brand name products (like the Reese universal base rails) at great prices. Why go anywhere else? 4863

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by: Tim from Central Pa.02/26/2015

I called to order base rails for my pick up and talked to Michelle, very helpful knew the product line had my order completed and processed within minutes and totally exceeded my expectations on delivery. 8 had my rails 8 2 days Thank you for the great service and price Tim Thank 176259

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by: Richard Standley04/16/2017

Inquired about reese rails for rbw fifthwheel hitch. Also primus IQ trailer brake unit. Excellent help was provided. Ordered both that morning. Arrived within specified time. All in good condition. Very easy to install myself. Thank you etrailer for expert help and prompt service 368158

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by: Dale N05/06/2015

Great Product Wasn't sure if it would fit my 2015 GMC Talked with Nicole R she got back to me right away told me she talked with the manufacture and they assured her it would fit got the hitch 3days later and had installed it myself in 2 hrs. I will recommend etrailer to anyone. 190791

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by: Todd L04/20/2012

50066 2012 2500 Silverado Nice, Quick ship, Nice to Deal with! Great Deal 37894

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by: Richard D.09/29/2017

I'm extremely satisfied with this product. The installation guide was very well put together and made it very easy to install. Your website made finding the right parts to fit my vehicle was simple and quick. I would highly recommend your site to anyone needing your products. 437542

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by: Donna C05/05/2012

First I'd like to say the that Free Shipping was a plus to our ordering from your company! Ordered on Saturday, received on Thursday, wonderful! It has not been put together yet (that will be later today) but as far as we see, all parts are here! Thanks for everything. 39474

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  • Suitability of Older Trucks for Towing Fifth Wheels
  • Due to the myriad of different equipment packages GM offered, finding the towing capacity of a given vehicle is not as easy as you would think. I did some research on the towing capacities of those mid 80's GM trucks. I found that as a general rule, the K series 4wd trucks has lower capacities than the C series 2wd models. I saw several references stating that a C series could tow up to 12,000 lbs or maybe more, depending how it was equipped. The best way to determine the towing capacity...
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  • How Do I Install Fifth Wheel Rails in The Bed of My Pickup
  • The rails in the bed of your pickup are installed so that the king pin will be just forward of the rear axle when hitched. The mounting location is vehicle specific and if you would like to provide your trucks year, make, model bed length and cab style I would be glad to get instructions to you and make a recommendation for an installation kit for your truck. When mounting a fifth wheel hitch the first measurement you use is the distance from the farthest back part of the bed, tailgate...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a RBW 15K 5th Wheel Hitch
  • You have two options for installing the RBW Lil Rocker in your 2007 Ford F-150 pickup. You can use the Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails, item # RP30035, or the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Brackets - Ford F-150, item # RP50081-58 that you referenced. I would recommend you use the Custom Brackets # RP50081-58, these will install in about half the time of the universal rails and will minimize the drilling into your 2007 Ford F-150. I have...
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  • Are Replacement Parts Available For the RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Replacement parts for the RBW Lil Rocker are no longer available. RBW Industries, the manufacturer of the Lil Rocker, was acquired by AL-KO Kober Corp and the fifth wheel lines were discontinued. You may be able to find replacement parts on private ad sites or auction sites, but new replacement parts are not available. If you would consider a new fifth wheel hitch, we have several options that you may be interested in. An economical hitch that has a similar design to the Lil Rocker...
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  • Will Installed Air Bags Interfere With Installation Of Fifth Wheel On 2001 Ford F-250 Or F-350
  • 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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  • Will an RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Reese Rails on a 1981 Chevy C/K Series Pick Up
  • We have determined that the RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch will fit in Reese rails that come with the installation kit, # RP30035, that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation of this kit and a 5th wheel hitch you can use as a reference.
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  • Do all Fifth Wheel Rails have the Same Dimensions
  • Most fifth wheel rails are made to the same industry standard dimensions. They aren't all though. If you measure 22 inches on center between the two rails and they look like the rails of the # RP30035 that you referenced they would be the industry standard. These rails can fit hitch brands Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky.
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  • What Are Measurements To Install Base Rails For Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch On A 2010 GMC Sierra
  • To install a fifth wheel hitch on your 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed, you will need to use a fifth wheel hitch with a slider. The slider is used to eliminate clearance problems between the truck cab and the fifth wheel trailer on slow speed turns. The Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30047 you have referenced is a fixed hitch and will not give you the clearance you will need to tow a fifth wheel with a 6-1/2 foot bed. I would recommend the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer...
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  • What Rails will a Reese 30032 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit
  • The 30032 fifth wheel hitch is basically the older version of the # RP30047. Basically any set of industry standard fifth wheel rails would work, but without knowing the year/make/model of your truck it is hard to give you a specific recommendation. The part # RP30035 is a universal install kit that fits most trucks though and would probably work for you.
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  • What Bed Rails to Install RBW Model X-16 5th Wheel in 1993 Chevrolet C/K Pickup
  • I first contacted RBW concerning compatibility of their X16 hitch with other brands of base rails, but since they exited the hitch business about 5 years ago they were unable to help me. My contact at Reese was unable to verify the RBWs fit to their base rail kit, but advised you can check compatibility by measuring the spacing for the mounting legs on your hitch. If they are 22 or 29 inches center-to-center, they should work with most standard base rails, including the two below. For...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500 With 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • The fifth wheel hitch I strongly recommend for your 2018 Ram 2500 with the factory puck system is the B&W Companion # BWRVK3670. The Companion is considered by many to be the highest-quality fifth wheel hitch available. It features dual jaws which are a full 1" thick to provide complete contact with your king pin so you can have faith that your connection is completely secure. I've added a picture of the jaws so you can see for yourself how impressive they are. The Companion is also...
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  • How to Install a 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30047 In the Bed of a Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • Depending on the model year and design of your F-350 there could be one of several fifth wheel installation kits available. If your vehicle is 1998 or older a universal installation kit, item # RP30035, will be needed. This kit includes brackets that install under the bed of the truck and rails that install in the bed of the truck to accept any of the Reese fifth-wheel hitches, like the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 16,000 lbs, item # RP30047, that you mentioned. If your F-350 is a...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Rails for 15K Reese Hitch
  • We certainly have the rails you are needing. If you need the entire Universal Install Kit with the rails that mount in the bed along with the brackets and hardware to attach the rails to the truck frame, you will need part # RP30035. If you are needing just the rails themselves, use part # RP58058. The rails do not come with hardware to bolt to the brackets, so if you need the hardware you should also order part # RP58430. Depending on the year, make and model of your truck, there might...
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  • Torque Specs for Reese Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit
  • The Reese universal installation kit is # RP30035. I have included a link to the installation instructions to the right which contain the torque specifications you need. The brackets do not have to be bolted on if they are welded. But if you just want the peace of mind then you can certainly bolt them on.
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  • Compatibility of Reese Fifth Wheel Truck Bed Rails with Hitches from Different Manufacturers
  • The Reese fifth wheel bed rails, like those included with the # RP30035 Fifth Wheel Install Kit are compatible with many, but not all fifth wheel hitches. They can be used with Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite, Reese, Valley, Curt or Husky above bed mount fifth wheel hitches. The # RP30035 is considered a universal kit that will fit many different makes and models of truck. In many cases a custom install kit is available, that would make for an easier, less time consuming install. If you are...
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  • 2015 Chevrolet 2500 HD Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation and Installation Instructions
  • The rear edge of the rear rail of the Universal Rail Kit part # RP30035 will install 25-1/4 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed on your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed. I attached a picture of the page of the installation instructions for this rail kit that are relative to your vehicle. I also attached a link to the installation instructions for this kit for you to check out to the right. For a custom install kit you would want the part # RP50066-58. This will install in about...
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  • Is There A Standard Dimension Between Base Rails On Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30035
  • On the Reese Fifth Wheel Universal Installation Kit, # RP30035, the standard dimension between the base rails is 22 inches on center apart. The measurement that is used to install the universal base rails is from the rear edge of truck bed to the rear edge of the base rail closest to the rear edge of truck. When installing the universal base rails you will want to install the rear rail using the measurements in the instructions for your particular vehicle. Then, with the rear base rail...
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  • Installing a Reese 14K Fifth Wheel Hitch on a 2005 Chevy Pickup
  • I have included a link to the installation instructions for the universal kit, # RP30035. Instructions for your 2006 Chevy Silverado start on page 5. We have a video that shows the installation process. Because you have a short bed pickup, please make sure your hitch has a slider on it. Otherwise, there will not be enough clearance at the front of your trailer, and the corners will impact your cab during sharp turns. If you don't already have a 7-way trailer connector installed in...
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  • Can Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Hitch Be Installed in Truck Bed At Same Time
  • There is not a bracket kit that would allow both a fifth wheel and a gooseneck hitch to be installed together, however there are solutions that might allow you to swap back and forth, depending on what you currently have installed. If you have nothing installed in your truck bed at this time, you can use the # RP30035 kit you mentioned to install 5th wheel rails. Install the 5th wheel into the rails when needed, and when you need to tow a gooseneck, remove the fifth wheel and install...
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  • What Bracket and Rail Kit to Install Reese Trail Boss 15K 5th Wheel Hitch on 1995 Ford F350
  • We do not offer a custom-fit 5th wheel install kit for your 1995 Ford F350, but we do have a universal-fit install kit from Reese, part # RP30035. This kit includes universal under-bed brackets and their mounting hardware, as well as the above bed rails and the hardware required to mount those to the under-bed brackets. Drilling will be required to install this kit. I confirmed with my contact at Reese that this kit is fully compatible with their Trail Boss 5th wheel hitches. It will...
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  • Can I Haul Fifth-Wheel or Gooseneck Trailer With 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 5.5 Ft. Short Bed 2WD Crew Cab
  • For a fifth wheel hitch, we do have applications for the 5.5 ft. bed of the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500, but use of a Sidewinder King Pin is required for clearance. A Sidewinder King Pin will move the pivot point of the trailer back 22 Inches which will give you additional clearance needed to make turns (see Sidewinder FAQ). Before buying a fifth wheel trailer, I would recommend using our Pin Box Conversion chart that shows all the fifth-wheel pin boxes that are compatible with Sidewinder King...
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  • What Installation Kit for Mounting RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Hitch in 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • We offer the Reese Universal Base Rail and 10-Bolt Installation Kit, part # RP30035. This kit is fully compatible with your RBW Lil Rocker 5th wheel hitch and includes all hardware, L-brackets and above-bed base rails. I have included links to an installation video and to the written instructions for this product. If your Ram is equipped with overload springs, you can also use the custom-fit Reese Mounting Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram, part # RP58186, which replaces the L-brackets included...
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  • What is the Maximum Towing Capacity for a 1993 Chevy C/K 3500 with 7.4 Liter Motor
  • I will be happy to help sort all this out. The maximum gross trailer weight for a 1993 Chevy 3500 series truck with the 7.4 liter (454) motor is 10,000 pounds. Everything else is lower. It depends on a few other factors such as if it is a 2x4 or 4x4, cab style, bed length. This information is straight from a GM document that covered all the capacities for all of their trucks for the 1993 model year. So, now all we have to do is figure out exactly what your truck is rated for and then...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2006 F-250 Superduty Universal Versus Custom
  • The best kits to use for 5th Wheel installation are the custom kits. According to our installers the custom kit will save you a lot of time and energy because they are designed to fit with the factory construction of your 2006 Ford F-250. The universal kit will work on your vehicle, but it requires a more difficult installation including more drilling than the custom kit. The Custom install kits for 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duties are the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit...
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  • Where to Position 5th Wheel Base Rails on 2015 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • Installation of the Reese 5th wheel base rail kit # RP30035 in your 2015 Ford-F-250 requires that the rear edge of the rear base rail be positioned 32-1/2-inches from the rear edge of the truck bed. Do not position the rails based on the tailgate, but on the rear edge of the bed itself. The vehicle-specific installation information for this kit in your truck are shown on page 12 of the linked instructions. I also prepared a photo diagram for you showing this measurement.
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  • Towing Fifth Wheels and Gooseneck Trailers with Ford F250 with 6 Foot 8 Inch Bed
  • Good truck choice! A 6-3/4 foot bed should work just fine for a gooseneck, but for a fifth wheel, you won't have enough clearance between the trailer loft and the rear of the cab. During turns, you could possibly have the trailer corner collide with the rear of the cab. Which would be bad. Since you don't have the truck yet, I'd go with an 8 foot bed so you can avoid clearance issues all together. There are two ways you can gain enough clearance. First, you can use a sliding fifth wheel...
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