Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram

Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram

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10-Bolt kit with semi-custom bracket lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram without overload springs. Hardware included. Not for use with Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) model hitches. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP30035-023 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.


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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP30035-023

10-Bolt kit with semi-custom bracket lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram without overload springs. Hardware included. Not for use with Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) model hitches.


Features:

  • Semi-custom bracket mounts beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
    • Installs on passenger's side, on the rail nearest the bumper
  • 10-Bolt base rails sit in truck bed and provide necessary attachment points for 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
    • Will not fit Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Kit includes base rails, universal brackets, semi-custom bracket and hardware
  • 5-Year limited warranty


30035 and 58023 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram without Overload Springs - 10 Bolt



RP30035-023 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30035-023 Installation instructionsRP30035-023 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions RP30035-023 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2002 - 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2006 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - excluding Mega Cab

2006 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2002 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 8 Foot Bed

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - excluding Mega Cab

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - excluding Mega Cab

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed




Video of Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram


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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Semi-Custom - RP30035-023 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're gonna take a look at the Reese Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches on the Dodge Ram and Ram trucks.This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2002 to 2012 Dodge Ram and Dodge 1500, 2500, 3500 trucks without over lift springs. And on a custom fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle. And it'll show you if this part will work for your application.Now, these 10 bolt base rails, these are what'll sit in your truck bed and provide the necessary attachment points for your fifth wheel trailer hitch. The universal brackets and the semi-custom bracket will mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for your fifth wheel rails. The semi-custom bracket will basically install on the passenger side on the rail nearest the bumper that basically replaces one of the universal brackets.Now, these rails are compatible with hitches by Curt, Drawtight, Kid and Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley, and most standard fifth wheel hitches.

They will not fit the Reese Elite series or the Valley UBS hitches.These parts are all a sturdy steel construction with a nice black powder coat finish that helps resist corrosion. This kit will include everything shown on the table. The two base rails, the universal brackets, the semi-custom bracket, all the hardware you need to install it, and even a nice set of detailed instructions on how to install everything.But should do it on the review of the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches on the Dodge Ram and Ram trucks.


Customer Reviews

Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram - RP30035-023

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

10-Bolt kit with semi-custom bracket lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram without overload springs. Hardware included. Not for use with Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) model hitches.

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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

I installed it with help from a friend.it was easy to install and works great 252551


Comments

Still working gr8

Daniel - 05/28/2017

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Awesome customer service and fast delivery. I will use etrailer in the future 617569



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2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great product and easy to follow direction. The only issue I ran into was getting the bolts through the frame on my 2012 Ram 2500. The provided wires to pull the bolts through were not long enough to reach the access hole in the frame. I had to tape the wire to an extension. Other than that, directions were spot on. 555409



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2009 Dodge Ram-Pickup

Easy to install, the rails have handled everything I pull with it. Two skidloader a and a camper. Just wish bolts where grade eights 438738



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Purchased a reese 16,000 lbs. fifth wheel to tow a 10,000 lbs. trailer. The product is duel jaw, and works great after a year of towing. I may recommend purchasing the movable mount if installing it in a 6.5' bed. Modifying the installment, I moved my 5th wheel rearward approximately 10" so as I met the cab clearance. Works perfectly. 286556



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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Quick and arrived in great shape. Thanks 208893



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Great customer service. Fast shipping. Very satisfied and will reorder from them again. 173218


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  • Mounting Brackets and Base Rails for Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The base rails and mounting brackets which are confirmed to fit your 2006 Ram 3500 with an 8 foot bed are the Husky Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # HT31413-686. If you only need the hardware and already have base rails, that would be available as well depending on the specific rails you have; I have attached a link to our page with our available hardware kits for you to take a look at. The fifth wheel wiring harness I recommend is the Bargman # 51-97-411, which is for use with...
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  • How to Install a Pro Series 15K 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Do you already have the frame brackets? If so then all you need is the Reese Universal Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP58058 (inboard only). If not then in order to install the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider part # PS30094 on your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 you have two options, a custom install kit like the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit part # RP50140-58 for mega cab models or part # RP50040-58 for non-mega cab models and a semi-custom install kit...
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  • Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for a 2003 Ram 2500 and a Husky Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
  • We do have a semi-custom base rail installation kit for your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 long bed, however, the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Install Kit, # RP30035-023, that you referenced will not fit in your truck. This kit was designed for newer model Ram 1500 trucks. Instead, you will want to install the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Install Kit, # RP30035-023, if your truck has overload springs, or # RP30035-186 if your truck does not have the overload springs. The base rails that...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • We don't carry RBW rail kits so we don't have the brackets you need, but we do carry a rail kit that would work well in the guy you sold the hitch too's 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. For a custom rail kit specifically designed to fit his vehicle you would want the Curt Rail Kit part # C16420-204. For a universal kit that would be a bit more difficult to install you would want the part # RP30035-023.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with 6 Foot Bed
  • On a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 6 foot bed AND as long as your truck does not have overload springs, then on 5th wheel installation kit # RP30035-023 from the rear edge of the truck bed to the back of the rear rail measures 26-5/16 inches. This is on page 13 of the linked instructions. If your truck does have overload springs then you will need to use installation kit # RP30035-186. The measurement is the same with this kit. I have linked instructions for both kits (including the alternate...
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • We have quite a few different fifth wheel hitch and installation kit options that will work with your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab. You can definitely use the Curt E5 sliding fifth wheel hitch, # 16516, that you referenced which has a 16,000 lb weight capacity. This is one of our most economically priced hitches next to the Pro Series 15K sliding hitch, # PS30094, which will also work with your truck. If you choose to go with the Curt E5 hitch, you will also need an installation kit....
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for Draw-Tite 5th Wheel Hitch and 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
  • For your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed and Draw-Tite 5th wheel hitch I recommend semi-custom installation kit # RP30035-023. The L-brackets with this kit are much more compatible with suspension enhancement products when compared to custom brackets that take up more space on the truck frame. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. I have also included a link to the suspension enhancement products that fit your truck when you are ready to add them. I like the...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Options for a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • There are several different 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits for a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed, see link. There is semi-custom kit # RP30035-023 and # C16303-200. There are also custom kits: # RP50040-58 and # C16419-204. I have included links to the instructions for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Recommendations for 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab with 5-1/2-Foot Bed
  • We do have an option for you, but it will not be the installation kit # RP30035-023 as it will not fit the 5-1/2-foot bed of your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. After speaking with representatives of Reese who are currently visiting us here at etrailer, I recommend the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail Installation Kit # RP30035-386 as it features a mounting kit made specifically for your truck. The kit includes base rails, universal brackets, semi-custom brackets, and hardware. I have provided links...
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  • Inexpensive 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2011 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The universal installation kit that comes with Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16116 will only fit your 2011 Ram 3500 long bed with the addition of bracket # RP58023. Then the installation will be similar to that of installation kit # RP30035-023. However, if your truck has overload springs, which is likely on a 3500 series, then this installation kit will not work. So instead of the Curt hitch and universal installation kit I recommend the Curt Semi-Custom kit, # C16301-200, which does...
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  • Does Reese Mounting Bracket for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP58023 Fit a 2012 Ram 3500
  • Bracket # RP58023 does fit the 2012 Ram 3500. It comes with installation kit # RP30035-023. You mentioned that your truck has the Ram Box feature. There are specific parts needed to be able to tow a 5th wheel trailer on Rams that have the Ram Boxes. Basically, because the bed on Ram Box models is narrower than on the standard beds, what will happen is during a turn the pin box will hit the bed sides. To prevent damage to the truck and trailer the fix for this is to use a stationary...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed and Reese Hitch
  • I will be happy to help. There are several different possible Reese 5th wheel installation kits for your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. You could have the semi-custom kit # RP30035-023. I have included a link to the installation instructions and the supplemental instructions to the right. You might also have custom kit # RP50040-58. I have linked these instructions as well. This kit does not fit Mega Cab models. If you do have a Mega Cab and it is a custom installation kit then it is likely...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation in 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • 5th wheel base rail installation always references the rear edge of the rear rail and uses the edge of the bed (not the tailgate) as the measurement point. Once the rear rail is in position the front rail is easily placed using the front hitch legs as a guide. For the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-023 you referenced the rear edge of the rear rail should be 26-5/16-inches from the edge of the bed on your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed. Please see page 11 of...
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  • Available Custom and Semi-Custom 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kits for 2011 Ram 2500 Shortbed Crew
  • We do offer both custom-fit and semi-custom 5th wheel base rail installation kits for your Ram 2500 short bed crew cab, but to save you a lot of time and drilling I recommend the Husky custom kit # HT31413-686 since it will eliminate frame bracket drilling entirely. If you prefer a lower-cost kit that requires more installation time you can use # RP30035-023. This will work so long as you do not have overload springs. All installation kit options are shown on the linked page. If you...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Using RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Hitch
  • There are several fifth wheel installation kits that will work for your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 and your Lil Rocker hitch. For an inexpensive semi-custom kit, you can look at the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30035-023. I recommend installing a custom fit kit like the Reese Quick-Install Custom Kit, # RP50040-58. This kit takes less time to install and requires no frame drilling. Keep in mind, the custom kit will not fit Mega Cab models. You will need the semi-custom kit for Mega...
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  • Where Do Fifth Wheel Rails Install in Bed of 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • For your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 6 foot bed we offer the universal fifth wheel rail kit part # RP30035-023 which recommends a distance of 26-5/16 inches from the edge of the truck bed to the rear edge of the rear rail. Then you would use the hitch to locate the front rail.
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2012 Ram 3500 Mega Cab Diesel with 6-foot Bed
  • We have both custom and semi-custom 5th wheel installation kits for your 2012 Ram 3500 Mega cab diesel with 6-foot bed. All will accept any brand of industry-standard 5th wheel hitch like your Reese 16K slider. For the easiest installation use Curt custom kit # C16420-204 which will reduce the drilling needed, or for a lower-price use semi-custom kit # RP30035-023. This comes from Pro Series, sister brand to Reese, and it will work fine for your hitch. Instructions are linked for you. For...
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  • Is There A 5th Wheel Hitch Available For 2011 Dodge Crew Cab 1500 4x4
  • Yes, we do have several fifth-wheel hitches available for your 2011 Dodge 1500 Crew Cab 4x4. If you have a 6 foot bed we have the Curt E5 16K Fifth Wheel, part # 16516. This hitch will use the Curt Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # C16306-104. If you have an 8 foot bed, we have the Curt E5 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16115, which uses the Curt Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # C16306-104. For a 20K hitch for an 8 foot bed, we have the Curt Q5...
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  • 5th Wheel Replacement Rails and Hardware for a Reese 18K slider Hitch for Use on Multiple Trucks
  • I would like to caution you that the mounting hardware for the base rail install kits is only intended to be used for one installation. It is not recommended to re-use any mounting hardware. You will want to install a bracket and rail kit in each of your trucks to be used with your 18,000 pound Reese Slider 5th wheel hitch. For your both your 1997 Ford F-150, and your 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit would work # RP30035. This kit will work...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 and Reese Pro Series 15K Hitch
  • For your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 and Pro Series 5th wheel trailer hitch, you can use Reese semi-custom installation kit # RP30035-023. It will fit on short or long beds. If you do have a short bed, you would need a slider hitch to provide additional clearance for making tight turns. You can add a slider to the Pro Series head using # RP30092. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the kit for you to view.
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch in 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 4X4 MegaCab Shortbed
  • You have a choice of 5th wheel base rail install kits for your 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 diesel 4X4 MegaCab Shortbed, either a universal kit, a semi-custom install kit or a custom outboard kit. The advantage of the semi-custom and custom kits is reduced install time and drilling requirements as compared to the universal kit. My contact at Reese confirmed the fits of each of these items. Each will work on your truck as long as it is neither a flare-side nor step-side bed and each is compatible...
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2001 Dodge Ram with Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Yes, the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-023 that you referenced would be compatible with your Reese fifth wheel hitch. However, for your 2001 Dodge Ram you would want the # RP30035 instead of the # RP30035-023 that is designed for newer trucks than yours. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Will 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit # C16303-200 Fit 5th Wheel Hitch for 2004 Dodge Ram
  • The Curt Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16303-200, that you referenced, is a confirmed fit for your 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Series with 6 Foot Bed. This kit is compatible with Curt fifth wheel hitches including sliders. Since your trailer is only 4000 lbs you will be well under your hitch's weight capacity of 16K. The main difference between the Curt rails you referenced and the Reese rails # RP30035-023, is that the Curt rails are only a fit for the 1500 Series, while...
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  • Fifth Wheel Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed with Gooseneck Hitch
  • To install the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP30035-023 in your 2006 Dodge Ram would require you to remove the Blue Ox gooseneck hitch you have. So if you are in a situation where you need to be able to tow both a fifth wheel trailer and a gooseneck trailer you would need an adapter to allow you to tow the fifth wheel trailer. The most popular option for that is the # CAB-C5GX1216 which is an adapter that will install on the pin box of your trailer and will allow it to connect...
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