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Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Ford Super Duty 1999-04

Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Ford Super Duty 1999-04

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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - 50043-6008

  • Reese
  • Above the Bed
  • Custom


1999-04 Ford Super Duty Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit

  • Reduces Install Time by Up to 50% over Universal Kit RP30035
    • Only need to enlarge one hole on truck frame to install
  • Includes all Brackets, Rails and Hardware to Install on the Truck
  • Fifth Wheel Hitch tabs can measure between 22.313" and 22.50" (outside of foot-tab measurements)


Note: The kit works with 1999-2004 F-250 and F-350 SuperDuty trucks with both short and long beds. Cab type does not matter. This custom kit will not work with cab and chassis models.




Picture of the bracket installed on the driver's side of the truck.




Picture of the bracket installed on the passenger's side of the truck.







50043-6008 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Ford Super Duty 1999-04



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Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Ford Super Duty 1999-04 - 50043-6008

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)


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Installed easily on the F 250. Matched up great. These people have really dome there homework. 165397


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Went camping three times this year. Hitch worked perfect.
Ryan G - 12/31/2015

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Product was shipped fast! The installation was very easy and product is great quality! 824481



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Works fine. I had to drill a hole in my frame but that’s not the end of the world. I’ve pulled with it many times and never had an issue. 789661



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Package job was excellent. Arrived within 3 business days. It would be helpful to have a link to one of the instructional videos online. 636284



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Great stuff and great service. Thank you. 621527



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2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Fit was execelent, made the job much quicker than using the universal kit. Well worth the extra money for the time savings. 346298



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2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Works like it was intended. Had some problems with bolt placements. Nothing though that couldn't be solved with some extra thinking. I had a sprayed bed liner and did not take that in consideration of my measurements. Bolt off approximately one eighth of an inch. Only problem. Just had to enlarge the hole slightly. Took about 3 hours to complete. Everything else was fine and dandy. Only advice would be to double check all measurements and take your time. You do have to drill the frame one hole on each side if I do remember correctly. Have fun. 307277



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Customer service was great - I initially ordered the wrong parts and Jonathon helped me get the right ones ordered and processed the returned parts quickly for a refund. Installation was a breeze and the fifth wheel has performed flawlessly over the past year - no issues with function. Main complaint/caution: The paint is VERY poor quality. After 1 year and very little use of my truck, paint in the rails is flaking off in big chunks. I imagine I could peel the whole thing with a plastic spatula. The brackets are showing a bit of rust as well. I would recommend to anyone why cares about appearance that they first sandblast and paint these items (w/ a quality coating) prior to installation. 270607



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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Very fast shipping. I put it in with a bud in about an hour and a half. Everything fit great. I believe it's very sturdy, and well designed. Thank you for your support team, they were great. I pull a large 5th wheel camper. I was using a goose neck hitch, but This conversion is much better. Well worth the effort. Thanks.. 239800


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Great quality. Fit was perfect, and support from e-trailer helped me get un-confused !
Jim S - 03/05/2017

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Ford F-350 Super Duty

Really like how the brackets attach to the frame and match the frame holes on my F350. Took a little bit to sort out the parts and figure out what went where as the written directions don't really tell you what to use. The schematic is pretty detailed but like I said don't be in a hurry to install and review the schematic before installing. I recommend you have a helper, did it myself which made it take longer but, that tells you how it isn't that difficult to install if you have some experience turning a wrench. I am by no means a mechanic!! The customer service was outstanding specifically, Lexus!! She was a pleasure to talk to and I believe the product she recommended is better than what I was originally going to select. She really helped as I have never pulled a fifth wheel before just travel trailers and really didn't know what was best for my truck .It seemed like it shipped within hours and I received in a couple days!! Highly recommend them! 229933



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2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Item was as described. I installed this the same day I received. Easy installation. 220517



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Easy to install with a little common sense. It didn't take much time at all, was able to complete it after work one night. I was not impressed with the paint quality at all, basically flaked off in my hand. But oh well its under the truck. 160052



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This kit is a good quality kit, however the installation directions were poorly written. It was hard to see which bolts when into which holes in the truck frame. Only 2 holes in the frame had to be drilled larger. 123944



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This is a well-made installation kit and it's pretty easy to install if you're somewhat mechanical and even easier with a helper. Very good buy for the money. The instructions aren't great, but they're at least comprehensible and it's not too difficult to figure out what you need to do using simple logic. The only required tool you probably don't have have in your tool box is a step drill bit that goes down to 1/2". You need this to enlarge two holes in your truck's frame, one on each side. It's actually really easy; the step bit makes it a cinch, but you NEED the step bit to accomplish this. The step bit is also handy for drilling through the bed. Using it was much easier than making the attempt with a regular straight bit. 85614



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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

my order was shipped fast and was what i expected thank you for the exellent service and product. 83220



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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The custom installation kit worked great in my 1999 F-250. It was very helpful to watch the installation videos first so I had a good idea how to proceed. The video's also helped because the written instructions were a little hard to follow. Total time for installation was 2.5 hours. 75950



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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Perfect fit on a 1999 F350 2wd with single rear wheels. Only thing not mentioned was on driver side front hole a bolt that was being used for grounding to the frame on both sides. Just had to remove it and replace with one supplied. 69114



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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Perfect fit on a 1999 F350 2wd with single rear wheels. Only thing not mentioned was on driver side front hole a bolt that was being used for grounding to the frame on both sides. Just had to remove it and replace with one supplied. 68438



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2003 Ford F-350

The product has yet to be installed but the service from this site is excellent. Very happy with the service. Pictures are a great way to sell things and that's what helped me. THAN YOU and your staff for being so quick to process orders and make sure we as consumers get our products so fast and accurate 48537



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Shipplng was very quick with tracking information. Installation was a little difficult based off of directions but went to web site and watched video and was very easy. 34954



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2000 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Worked as it should, had some missing washers and they were replaced very quickly! A good place to buy from! 25728



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easy install. took about 2 hours. just follow instruction and its done. 21727



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Good product. Put it on the pickup today fit like a glove. Can't wait to hook the camper up. 10496



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Etrailer videos and instruction tips are the best. Would recommend etrailer over the CHEAPEST price just because of the support. You will have a hard time installing the hitch if you do not have the etrailer support. 7477



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terrible instructions if they would spend more time making detailed instructions, sure would have saved me time. Measure twice, cut once 2763


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Can Air Bag Supports Be Installed On Top Of Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # 50043-6008
    When installing any fifth wheel installation kit to a vehicle, we cannot recommend to attach any additional brackets to the install kit. When anything else is attached to the fifth wheel installation kit it can put extra load on the brackets that it was not designed for. On the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # 50043-6008, the brackets will install on the outside of the frame on the 2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty. If the air bag supports that you have are mounted inside the...
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  • Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2000 Ford F-350 With 6-3/4 Ft Bed
    We have a couple of custom fifth wheel installation kits designed to fit your 2000 Ford F-350. Part # 50043-6008 requires enlarging one hole in the truck frame. We also have part # RP50082-58, which does not require drilling into the truck frame for installation. This kit will work with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky fifth wheel hitches, but is not compatible with Reese Elite Series or Valley UBS hitches. Both of these installation kits will work on your...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails for 2004 Ford F-350
    The Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt # RP30035 will work with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches as well as some other manufacturers. I've attached the installation instructions to assist. This kit will require drilling into your truck frame for installation. If you are interested in a custom kit, I recommend the Reese Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Ford Super Duty 1999-04...
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  • Do the Front Bolts in the 5th Wheel Bed Rail Kit # 50043-6008 Attach to the Frame Brackets
    Yes, the forward most holes in the bed rails in the # 50043-6008 kit would just have bolts installed through the bed material and the hat channel underneath. They do not attach directly to the frame brackets. This is definitely strong enough for the capacity of the bed rails, which are rated up to 18000lbs for the trailer weight or up to 4500lbs for the pin weight. If it would give you more peace of mind, however, we offer a second custom fifth-wheel rail and bracket kit # RP50082-58...
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  • Will Reese Customa Installation Rail Kit # 50043-6008 Fit a Reese 15,000 Pound Fifth Wheel Hitch
    Part # 50043-6008 is compatible with all the Reese hitches except for the Signature Series, which uses a different rail system.
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  • How Many Bolts Hold the Brackets to the Frame for Install Kit # 50043-6008 on a 2004 Ford F-250
    I spoke with my contact at Reese and he stated that the picture we have on our website is correct. The frame bracket only requires 2 attachment points. The driver side has more bolts because they are needed to relocate some lines on the truck when installing Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails, # 50043-6008, on a 2004 Ford F-250.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Frame Mounting Brackets for a 2003 Ford F250
    The mounting rails that sit in the truck bed that provide the connection point for the hitch can be reused, but you'll need new frame mounting brackets (unless you've used a universal mounting kit like # RP30035) and hardware, as the hardware is meant for a one time use only. For the Ford, I'd recommend going with the Reese custom install brackets, part # 50043, which included the hardware to mount the brackets to the truck frame. To attach the bed rails to the frame brackets, you'll...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation on a 2001 Ford F-250
    You should use custom install kit # 50043-6008 to install the fifth wheel to your 2001 Ford F-250. This kit will offer the easiest installation for you because it is custom for your truck, but there will be some drilling required.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2002 Ford F-350 and Andersen 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
    The Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel connection # AM3200 mounts in industry standard above the bed rails. The rails in the kits you have mentioned all have industry standard rails so the Andersen adapter will fit any of them. But out of the options I recommend # RP50082-58 because it is the only one that does not require drilling into the frame to install the brackets. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this kit for you. The general rule is that if a trailer...
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  • Do all the Rail Bolts of the 5thWheel Install Kit # 50043-6008 go Through the Frame Brackets
    The front rail of the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails # 50043-6008 has two bolts that run through the frame brackets and then 2 bolts that just go through the truck bed. It is the forward most holes of the front rail that does not go through the frame brackets. I attached a copy of the installation instructions for this install kit for you to check out also.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch With Pivoting Head For 2001 Ford F-350 With 8-Ft Bed
    There are a couple ways you can go about doing what you want to do. If you want a fifth wheel hitch that will work in standard base rails on your truck and will pivot so you can hook up at an angle I recommend a hitch like the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16245. The head on this hitch will pivot 360-degrees. Another solution is to use a Sidewinder Pin Box. This would pivot when you park and allow you top just back up and hook up with the hitch you already have in your...
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  • Recommendation of a 5th Wheel Installation Kit for the 2000 Ford F-250 with Existing Rails
    Since you already have the rails for your fifth-wheel hitch you will not need to purchase the rails again so you can use the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Brackets - Ford Super Duty Trucks, item # 50043, for your installation. With this installation kit a hole will have to be enlarged in the truck frame. We have the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Brackets - Ford Super Duty Trucks, item # RP50082, which does not require drilling into the truck frame for installation...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2003 Ford F-350
    Yes, the Reese Hitch you have part # RP30047 has been confirmed to work with the Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # 50043-6008 that you referenced once installed in your 2003 Ford F-350. If you are instead asking if the your Reese fifth wheel rails will fit with the # RP50043 the answer is yes. But you will need new hardware for attaching the rails to the bracket kit, for that you would want # RP58430.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6-1/2 ft Bed
    You can use the Installation Kit and Rails, part # 50043-6008, that you referenced in your 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty with the 6-1/2 ft bed. These rails will work with your Reese 30047 fifth wheel hitch with slider. This custom installation kit will reduce the installation time by 50 percent from a universal kit and includes all hardware needed for installation. One hole will need to be enlarged in the vehicle frame for the installation of this kit. If you did not want to enlarge...
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  • Comparing 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 2001 Ford F-350 Short Bed
    The main difference between 5th wheel installation kits # RP50082-58 and # 50043-6008 is the bracket design. While both sets of brackets fit your truck, the 50082 brackets fit more Ford trucks than do the 50043 brackets. Also we have a tech note stating that for the 50043 brackets there is one hole on the truck frame that will need to be enlarged. I have included links to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation of the RP50082-58 kit for you. I...
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  • Custom Install and No-Drill Bracket Kit for a 2008 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    The correct Reese custom brackets for your 2008 Ford F-250 are Custom Brackets, # RP50082. These brackets do not require any drilling to install and are designed to work with the Reese Universal Base Rails, # RP58058, and Draw-Tite Universal Base Rails, # 6008. In addition to the brackets you will also want to pick up the Replacement Hardware Kit, # RP30125, if your base rails require only 4 bolts or # RP58430 if your base rails require 10 bolts. This kit includes all the hardware necessary...
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  • Custom Installation Brackets 50043-6008 for a 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    If your truck is not a cab and chassis model truck (no bed from factory) this kit will work on your truck provided the bed is six feet or longer. I have provided a link below to instructions for the 50060-6008 and they show where the rails will be placed in the bed and where the center of the hitch will be located; just in front of the center of the wheel wells. These are not the instructions for the product you chose but the center of the fifth wheel will be very close as this is the best...
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  • Fifth Airborne Pin Box Replacement for a Fifth Wheel Trailer with Chucking Problem
    The purpose of a slider hitch is to give a short bed truck enough clearance to make tight turns. You would not be able to use one to slide the trailer further forward in your truck bed to give you more pin weight, nor would that even help. What you are experiencing is "chucking." This is the term for the loud noises and rough ride you are feeling. Due to all of the moving parts in fifth wheel hitches some movement and noise is to be expected. You want to make sure the trailer is riding...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit # 50043-6008 Fit For 2002 Ford F-350 Dually
    The Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Ford Super Duty 1999-04, # 50043-6008, you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2002 Ford F-350 Dually. The 2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # RP50082-58 are also a confirmed fit for your vehicle.
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  • Can 5th Wheel Rails from a Ford be Used in a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
    The above the bed rails can be reused but the underbed brackets # RP50082 will not fit a 2012 Dodge Ram. Your Ram requires installation brackets # RP50140. You will also need hardware kit # RP58430 because the above the bed rails are designed to be used with the 10 bolt installation kit. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If your truck has a gas motor AND overload springs then you will need a different kit made up of # RP58023 and # RP30439. I have linked...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Rail Kit Recommendation for 2000 Ford F-250 With 15K RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel
    The Pro Series Installation Kit # 50043-6008 that you referenced was the original kit made for the 1999 - 2004 Ford F-250 series trucks. The Reese Installation Kit # RP50082-58 was the next generation kit that fit not only 2005 and newer but also was also designed to work with trucks going back to 1999. The main difference between the kits is that the Pro Series kit involves drilling in your truck frame whereas the Reese kit does not. To verify that these kits will work with...
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  • Installing 5th Wheel Hitch in 2002 Ford F250 So It Wont Interfere w/ Existing Gooseneck Hitch
    The mounting brackets that join your existing gooseneck hitch to the truck frame are sitting right where the fifth wheel install brackets would need to install, so unfortunately there's no getting around the fact that you wouldn't be able to install both hitches on your truck. There are existing adapters that would allow you to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch, but the majority of them are pretty rough of the frame of the fifth wheel. The few exceptions to that rule are...
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  • Comparing the Reese Quick Install Base Rail Kit # RP50082-58 to the Custom Kit # 50043-6008
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50082-58 is a custom bracket kit for your 2004 Ford F-250 and replaced the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Ford Super Duty 1999-04 # 50043-6008. I reached out to my tech contact and the brackets of the # RP50082-58 have more access holes and the tabs are slightly different. It also comes with more hardware, so it installs differently around the frame....
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendations for 2004 Ford F350 for Towing Jayco Legacy
    Ultimately, you'll want to choose a fifth wheel hitch whose capacity exceeds the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your fifth wheel. The Pro Series # PS30094 is an okay entry-level choice, but the slide-bar jaw configuration would allow for some movement of the king pin in the hitch when accelerating and braking. This can cause a rough, noisy and uncomfortable ride. I'd recommend a dual jaw hitch that would do a better job of holding the king pin from moving around in...
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  • Which 5th Wheel Installation Kit to Use With Existing Rails on 1999 Ford F-250
    The existing fifth-wheel rails that you have are compatible with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket # 50082. I would recommend using the # RP50082 brackets as drilling is not required for installation. The representative at Hidden Hitch informed me that the Custom Installation Bracket # 50043, will not work with your rail kit as it is a 10 bolt kit. The # 50043 brackets also require the enlargement of an existing hole on the frame for installation. If you want to use the # 50043...
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