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Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 4 Bolt

Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 4 Bolt

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal kit. Brackets provide the attachment points for above-bed base rails. Base rails sit in your truck bed so that you can mount your hitch. Drilling required. Call 800-298-8924 to order Husky fifth wheel installation kit part number HT31563-686 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Husky products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 4 Bolt. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.


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Husky Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - HT31563-686

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal kit. Brackets provide the attachment points for above-bed base rails. Base rails sit in your truck bed so that you can mount your hitch. Drilling required.


Features:

  • Installation kit lets you mount your 5th-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck
  • Mounting brackets install beneath truck bed to provide attachment points for above-bed base rails
    • Drilling required
  • Base rails provide necessary mounting points for 5th-wheel hitch
  • Compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel hitches
  • 4-Bolt universal installation design works for most applications
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 2 Base rails, 4 angle brackets, hardware and spacers included
  • 1-Year warranty


31563 Husky Towing Products Universal Fifth Wheel Mounting Brackets - 4 Bolt

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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1973 - 1987 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup 6 Foot Bed

1973 - 1987 GMC C/K Series Pickup 6 Foot Bed

2000 - 2006 Toyota Tundra 6 Foot Bed

1973 - 1979 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350 6-1/2 Foot Bed

1992 - 1996 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Foot Bed

1973 - 1980 Dodge Full Size Pickup 6-1/2 Foot Bed

1981 - 1993 Dodge Ram Pickup 6-1/2 Foot Bed

1992 - 1996 Ford F-250 and F-350 6-1/2 Foot Bed with Overload Springs

1997 - 1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty 6-1/2 Foot Bed with Overload Springs

1992 - 1996 Ford F-250 and F-350 6-1/2 Foot Bed without Overload Springs

1997 - 1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty 6-1/2 Foot Bed without Overload Springs

1973 - 1987 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup 8 Foot Bed

1973 - 1987 GMC C/K Series Pickup 8 Foot Bed

1973 - 1979 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350 8 Foot Bed

1992 - 1996 Ford F-150 8 Foot Bed

1973 - 1980 Dodge Full Size Pickup 8 Foot Bed

1981 - 1993 Dodge Ram Pickup 8 Foot Bed

2000 - 2006 Toyota Tundra 8 Foot Bed

1992 - 1996 Ford F-250 and F-350 8 Foot Bed with Overload Springs

1997 - 1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty 8 Foot Bed with Overload Springs

1992 - 1996 Ford F-250 and F-350 8 Foot Bed without Overload Springs

1997 - 1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty 8 Foot Bed without Overload Springs

1980 - 1983 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350 F-100 and F-150 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

1980 - 1983 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350 F-100 and F-150, 8 Foot Bed

1984 - 1991 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 F-150 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

1984 - 1991 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 F-150, 8 Foot Bed

1980 - 1983 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350 F-250 and F-350 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed with Overload Springs

1984 - 1991 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 F-250 and F-350 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed with Overload Springs

1980 - 1983 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350 F-250 and F-350 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed without Overload Springs

1984 - 1991 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 F-250 and F-350 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed without Overload Springs

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Customer Reviews

Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 4 Bolt - HT31563-686

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal kit. Brackets provide the attachment points for above-bed base rails. Base rails sit in your truck bed so that you can mount your hitch. Drilling required.

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Have used this over a year and has worked perfectly every time. I would recommend this product to anyone! 501350



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Love this product, easy to install, in fact I'm headed out in the morning now that the 5th wheel brackets and rails or in place to pick up my new home away from home. Did it all myself, if I can do it, anyone can. Thanks trailer Very easy instructions. 460550



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Great response on shipping! Product was packaged better than most items I've ever received from most vendors. ( this was an issue in previous reviews and in my experience they've certainly remedied this issue) George was a great help and hastily responded to my concerns. (Not sure if that's their generic response name/guy/email but he provided results) I would've given 5 stars but the directions left a lot to be desired. I'm sure anyone who has installed a fifth wheel before would find the directions completely sufficient but it was my first and a couple more descriptive pictures would've been useful. After completion and a few unwanted holes in my bed the directions made perfect sense and the errors were clearly mine... But would it kill ya to provide a little better diagrams. All that said the hitch is sturdy and of good construction, I would repeat this purchase through this vendor in a heartbeat. Thanks etrailer!!! 357358



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Overall a great experience helping me figure out what I needed and assisting with the order. Items arrived when promised and can't wait to get them installed and start using them! Thanks again for all your assistance! 295360


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  • Will Universal Reese Fifth Wheel Kit Fit 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The brackets you send in a picture of looks to be a universal bracket kit that would fit both the trucks you mentioned. Based on the picture it actually looks like you have the Reese universal rail kit part # RP30035. I attached a picture that matches what you have in your picture. This would be a fit for your 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500. The hardware kit needs to be replaced since it's one time use. For that you would need part # RP58504.
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  • Installation Of Husky 4 Bolt Rails And Universal Mounting Kit
  • It sounds like you have the Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 4 Bolt # HT31563-686 and just need the hardware. If this is the case you can use the Replacement Hardware for Husky Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit # HT31418. I do not recommend installing the rails in any manner other than specified by the manufacturer as that could cause issues with the unit functioning as intended.
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  • Replacement Hardware for Husky 5th Wheel Hitch Base Rails
  • The number you gave does not connect with Husky 5th Wheel parts, but rather the floor liners to protect the interior carpet. I believer the hardware you are seeking for your Husky 5th wheel rail kit is the Replacement Hardware for Husky Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit # HT31418. If you just need the 4- bolt bracket hardware, the Replacement Wheel Bolts for Husky 5th Wheel Installation Kits - 4 Bolt - Qty 8 # HT31417 is what you want. If you want the brackets and hardware for...
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  • Installation Of Husky 4-Bolt Rails With Universal Bracket Kit
  • The Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 4 Bolt # HT31563-686 will fit most trucks and uses a standard rail measurement (industry standard rails) to make it compatible with many 5th wheel hitches manufacturers like Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and of course Husky above-bed 5th-wheel hitches. This universal installation kit will require drilling into your vehicle frame. This kit comes with all the hardware needed for installation. There...
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  • Husky 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit and Base Rails for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Husky Universal Install Kit # HT31563-686 will fit your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. This is a universal install kit that requires drilling into the truck's frame. For a custom install kit that requires less drilling and will take less time to install use # HT31853-686.
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit and Torque Specs for Husky 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit in 1997 Ford Pickup
  • We can help you with installation details for the 5th wheel base rail kit you wish to re-install in your 1997 Ford Heavy Duty pickup. All base rail kits for your specific truck appear on the page I linked for you; simply select your specific configuration to see options for your truck. Since the manufacturers may change specs from time to time we always recommend referring to the latest instructions which are linked in PDF file form. Once you do so you'll be able to find your particular...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for 1997 Ford F-250 Super Duty With 8-Foot Bed
  • The fifth-wheel hitch I recommend for your 1997 Ford F-250 Super Duty is the Reese # RP30081. To install this hitch you would need the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30035. It has a pivoting head and wide, 9" funnel to make hookup an easier process, as well as a forged, single-piece jaw. I have included links to review videos and installs of the rails and hitch for you to take a look at. For an economical option, I recommend checking out the Husky Silver Series 16K...
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  • Do the Husky Fifth Wheel Rails and Installation Kit # HT31563-686 Require Drilling into Truck Frame
  • The Husky Custom Base Rail Kit # HT31408-686 will install using the existing holes in your 2013 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed. Since this is a custom fit bracket you will not need to drill holes into the frame of your truck. The Husky Universal Base Rail Installation Kit # HT31563-686 that you referenced is not a custom fit, and it will likely require drilling into the vehicle frame for installation.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for a 1995 Ford F-150 and Husky 5th Wheel Hitch
  • If you are also using the Husky installation kit with the Husky hitch then for a 1995 Ford F-150, short or long bed, it should be kit # HT31563-686. According to Husky for this kit: Position the assembled 5th wheel hitch so that it is centered over the truck axle. Rear base rail should be located 28-5/8 inches for 4 Bolt Base Rails or 28-3/16 inches for 10 Bolt Base Rails from rear edge of bed on long bed trucks and 29-3/4 inches from rear edge of bed on short bed trucks. This will...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch Base Rail Kit for 2007 Toyota Tundra
  • For your 15K Husky sliding hitch I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50084-58. This is a custom kit that will give you brackets that do not require drilling into your frame for installation. I recommend using this 10 bolt system over the Husky universal fit kit with 4 bolts # HT31563-686 because it is a more sturdy option as well as an easier installation.
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  • 5th Wheel Install Kit Options for 1996 Ford F-350 Diesel Long Bed
  • We can offer you two options in a universal 5th wheel install kit, part # RP30035 from Reese and part # HT31563-686 from Husky, both of which will require drilling into the truck's frame for installation. These industry-standard base rails will work with most hitches from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky. An installation video is linked for you. A custom-fit installation kit is offered by B&W, their gooseneck/5th wheel base # BWGNRK1100-5W, which works with their...
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  • Instructions and Measurements for Installing a 5th Wheel Hitch in a 1986 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • The correct king pin position relative to the rear axle center will vary slightly by vehicle but generally it will sit above or slightly forward of the rear axle. On your 1986 Ford F-250 long bed the correct position of the king pin center when using for example, Reese Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit # RP30035, is 4 inches forward of the rear axle center. You might refer to the linked instructions for this product, which is quite similar to the Husky base rail kit you reference. Page...
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  • Rail Kit Recommendation for 2006 Toyota Tundra for Use with Pro Series Slider Hitch
  • You'd have to install a set of universal rails like the part # HT31563-686 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Toyota Tundra but once installed the Pro Series hitch part number 30094 would fit. This rail kit is compatible with your vehicle and the hitch.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD Long Bed with Husky Hitch
  • For a set of compatible fifth wheel rails that will work on both your 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD long bed and with your Husky 16k fifth wheel hitch I would recommend the part # RP50064-58. These are custom fit for your truck so they will install in less time than a universal kit and will minimize drilling over a universal kit. I attached a link to the install instructions plus an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Husky 5th Wheel Rail Placement/Measurements on a 1998 Chevy 1500 Pickup Short Bed
  • The Husky 5th wheel installation kit that fits your 1998 Chevy 1500 short bed is # HT31402-686 and for this kit you would measure from the rear edge of the bed (not the tailgate) forward 24-3/8 inches and that is where the back edge of the rear rail should be. The rear rail will use the outer most holes on the top of the rail. The front rails will use the inner most holes on the top of the rail.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit and Hitch Options for 1997 Ford F-250 with 8-Foot Bed
  • If you have a 5th wheel hitch that installs in industry-standard above-bed base rails then you can use Reese Universal Base Rail Kit # RP30035 or the similar Husky base rail kit # HT31563-686 in your 1997 Ford F-250 long bed pickup. If you have the Reese Elite/Signature series 18K hitch # RP30144 that is meant to install in an under-bed rail kit (with four pucks in the bed) then you cannot install this hitch in your truck because no under-bed rail kit is offered for your 1997 F-250. You...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2017 Ford F-250
  • The Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # HT31563-686 referenced in your question is a universal base rail kit that will indeed require drilling for installing the brackets. For a no-drill installation, as well as a drastically reduced installation time, I recommend going with a custom-fit base rail kit. While the Husky # HT31408-686 that you also mentioned is a custom-fit kit, it is not confirmed to fit your 2017 Ford F-250. For your F-250, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install...
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  • Will Husky Universal Base Rails Work with Curt Sliding Hitch on 2000 Toyota Tundra
  • The Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # HT31563-686 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2000 Toyota Tundra and will work with your Curt above-bed sliding 5th-wheel hitch. Keep in mind that drilling will be required during installation. The base rails, angle brackets, hardware and spacers are all included in this installation kit.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a Pro Series Hitch on a 2006 Toyota Tundra Short Bed
  • I am not sure why the old 15K hitch 30049 will not fit your truck. It is a slider hitch and fits in standard Reese above the bed rails. The 30077 that you referenced is a replacement head, head support, handle kit, and rails. The legs are not included but they would also fit in the Reese rails. As does # PS30094. It looks like the problem is not with the hitches but with the installation kit. Reese does not list a fit for the short bed 2006 Toyota Tundra. But Husky does make an installation...
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  • Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit for 1984 Chevy Pick Up
  • To install your Husky fifth wheel hitch on your 1984 Chevy, you would need the Husky Universal Base Rails and Install Kit, part # HT31563-686. The kit includes the frame brackets, bed rails and all necessary installation hardware. If you do not have a trailer connector installed in the bed of your truck, you can use # 20023. I have linked you to an install video showing the 20023 being installed on a later-model Silverado. The procedure for your truck will be very similar. Unfortunately,...
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  • Compatibility of the Husky Kit # HT31563-686 and Reese 30031 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2002 Toyota Tundra
  • The Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # HT31563-686 that you referenced is designed to fit your 2002 Toyota Tundra and is compatible with any 5th wheel hitch that installs on industry standard base rails. Since the Reese 30031 (discontinued) 5th wheel hitch installs on industry standard base rails it is compatible with this base rail kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Brackets For 2002 Toyota Tundra With Pro Series 16k 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The only brackets available for a 2002 Toyota Tundra with 6 foot bed is Husky Universal installation kit part # HT31563-686 that comes with the rails. This kit comes with the rails that are compatible with your Pro Series 16k. If you already have rails in the 6 foot bed you would need to replace them with the Husky rails to use these brackets unless you already have Husky rails. If you already have Husky Rails you can use just the brackets part # HT31563. We recommend to not mix fifth wheel...
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  • Can a 2016 Chevy Colorado Pull a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 4 Bolt # HT31563-686 is not a fit for a small truck like your 2016 Chevy Colorado with 6.5 foot bed. It is possible to install it, but your limited towing capacity won't allow you to pull a 5th wheel trailer of any average size. Your truck is rated for a 3500-7000 lb towing capacity.
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