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Husky Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Husky Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails and hardware included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Husky fifth wheel installation kit part number HT31565-686 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Husky products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Husky Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Husky Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - HT31565-686

  • Husky
  • Above the Bed
  • Custom

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails and hardware included.


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
  • Base rails provide necessary mounting points for 5th-wheel hitch
  • Custom-fit brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Minimizes drilling and measuring
    • Reduces installation time
    • Avoids known obstacles along your truck's frame
  • Compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 2 Base rails, brackets and hardware included
  • 1-Year warranty


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Customer Reviews

Husky Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - HT31565-686

Average Customer Rating:  4.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed with this kit. Custom brackets reduce the amount of time required to install the hitch. Brackets, base rails and hardware included.

- HT31565-686
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Plan for two people and a full day. Good product. I had to modify and customize the rear mounts slightly. Directions leave a few details out. 494161



- HT31565-686
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

When I ordered the rails etrailer said they were not in stock and the order may take longer. I expected two weeks but 5 days later they showed up...great service etrailer! The installation however was not as smooth as I would have liked. After careful measurement according to the instructions,which we followed to the letter, the pilot holes for the rail closest to the cab was off by 1.5 inches. The instructions called for the center of the three bolt holes to be used for my 2009 Dodge 3500 dually to hit the frame rails. Had we drilled into the frame with the 3/8 bit recommended, we would have drilled into the gas tank! Measurements are crucial here so take your time. We ended up using the center hole on the passenger side and the outside hole on the drivers side. Measure your 3/8 pilot holes carefully and you will not have a problem. Consider the instructions as more of a guide. The job ended up taking about 15 hours to complete but I saved around $1500 by doing it myself...well worth the minor difficulties encountered. 159813


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Ask the Experts about this Husky Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Which Husky Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed Non Mega Cab
    We have a Husky fifth wheel rail kit that fits your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 6-1/2 foot bed without the Mega Cab with the part # HT31413-686 but the part number you mentioned would only work if you had the Mega Cab. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. You will need a slider hitch to allow you to have the needed turning clearance between the cab of the truck and the overhang of the trailer like the Husky slider part # HT31326-31196.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Since Valley is not long in business you are going to need to install a new fifth wheel rail kit in the bed of your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. We don't recommend mixing fifth wheel rail and bracket manufacturers. The best recommendation would be a custom install kit part # C16420-204. This kit has been custom fit for your truck so it will minimize install time and drilling. This kit also costs less than most custom fit kits so it is a great option. I attached an install video...
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  • Husky 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kits for 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with 6-1/2-foot Bed
    The Husky Tow 5th wheel hitch installation kit # HT31565-686 is a confirmed fit for your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with 6-1/2-foot bed. Installation DOES require drilling into the truck frame for installation of the custom frame brackets. For a Husky installation kit for your truck that does NOT require frame drilling you can instead use part # HT31413-686. All 5th wheel base rail kits and sliding hitches for your short-bed 1500 are shown on the linked page.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
    For your 2008 Dodge Ram with a 6 foot bed the correct rail kit you would need is the part # HT31565-686. If you need a Husky fifth wheel hitch and slider the part # HT31326-31196 would work great.
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  • Is a Husky Installation Kit Compatible with a Valley 5th Trailer Hitch on a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    If you have Valley rails then you do not want to mix underbed bracket and above the bed rail manufacturers. The reason is because they have not been tested together so we cannot determine the capacity or if they would truly work together. What I recommend is to go ahead and replace the rails as well by using an all new installation kit. The Husky kit you referenced, # HT31565-686, will fit a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. And the rails that are included are compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite,...
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  • Husky 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually 4x4
    I can get you the installation instructions but according to Husky Kit # HT31565-686 does not fit 4x4 models of the 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. You would need # HT31413-686. I will send you copies of the instructions for both kits in a separate email.
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  • How To Use a Husky 16K Slider on a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 MegaCab
    The Husky Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # HT31413-686 is a confirmed fit for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 MegaCab. This kit is a custom fit so no drilling into the frame is required and it will work perfectly with your Husky 16K Slider 5th Wheel Hitch. If you want to save some money and don't mind drilling into the frame then you can use the Husky Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # HT31565-686. I have attached...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit Options for a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Long Bed w/Pro Series Hitch
    You will need an installation kit to mount for Pro Series 5th wheel hitch. There are a few options to choose from for your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8 foot bed. The hitch will fit in Reese, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Curt, Husky, and Valley above the bed rails so compatibility will not be an issue. There are custom installation kits and universal kits. I almost always recommend a custom kit. They might cost a little more but they install in about have the time of a universal kit and require...
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  • Can 5th Wheel Rails/Brackets from 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Fit 2015 Ram 3500 Dually
    The Husky 5th wheel installation kits that fit your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab are parts # HT31413-686 for the no-drill kit and # HT31565-686 for the kit that requires drilling. Neither of these kits is transferrable to your new 2015 Ram 3500 long bed dually. For your new 2015 Ram 3500 dually long bed we offer one installation kit option that is compatible with the dual-rear-wheel configuration and this is part # BWGNRK1314-5W from B & W. This install kit will not work with your industry-standard...
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  • Compatibility of Husky 16K Slider Hitch with Curt Custom Bracket Kit # C16426 for 2006 Dodge Ram
    The Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram # C16426 that you referenced is not a fit for your 2006 Ram 2500 4X4 short bed and even if it were we do not recommend mixing different brands of base rails and under-bed brackets. There can be fit/compatibility issues between parts from different manufacturers. I suggest you use a Husky brand custom install kit for your 2006 Dodge Ram short bed to ensure glitch-free compatibility with your Husky hitch. You can use # HT31565-686 which...
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  • Husky Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
    I spoke to my contact at Husky and she informed me that the Husky 5th Wheel Adapter Kit # HT30607 that you referenced is an add-on bracket kit that gets used in conjunction with the universal kit part # HT31563-686 to make it compatible with some newer vehicles. For your 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed Husky recommends the install kit part # HT31565-686.
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