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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

  • Reese
  • Above the Bed
  • Semi-Custom

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

Installation Details RP30035-023 Installation instructions

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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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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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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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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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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Dimension for Installing Fifth Wheel Rail Kit in 2003 Dodge Ram Short Bed
    The dimension you are looking for is 26-5/16 inches when installing the Reese Universal Rail kit part # RP30035-023. This is the recommended distance Reese recommends between the rear rail edge of the kit and the rear edge of your truck's bed. You'll then use the front legs of your fifth wheel hitch to place the front rail.
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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 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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  • Availability of Bracket Kit Minus Rails of the Reese Rail Kit part # RP30035-023
    Yes, to get just the bracket kit without the rails of the part # RP30035-023 you would want part # RP30439 and part # RP58023.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2012 Ram 2500 SLT Diesel Mega Cab
    The Reese semi-custom installation kit # RP30035-023 will fit your 2012 Ram 2500 Mega Cab if it does NOT have overload springs. An overload spring would look like an additional leaf spring or leaf that is usually not bolt to the rest of the leaves in the leaf spring stack. Another option is to use a custom installation kit such as # C16420-204. I have linked a video showing how it installs. It will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, Pro Series, and Husky 5th wheel trailer...
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Base Rail Compatability for 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 6 Foot Bed
    If you know you have Reese base rails on your 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500, then yes, you can re-use your base rails. If you had the universal installation kit that used 4 L-brackets on your Chevy (one at the end of each base rail), then it will be a fit to reinstall on your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 6 foot bed. You will however need a special mounting bracket, # RP58023, to fit your Ram and a new hardware kit, # 58164 because the old hardware would have required being torqued down so I...
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  • Will Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit And Bed Rails Work With Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch
    The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM6076P-21K will work with the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail, part # RP30035-023 on your 2011 Ram 2500. The # DM6076P-21K has a 21,000-lb gross towing weight capacity and features a pivoting head that helps reduce jarring and chucking. The # RP30035-023 is a semi-custom installation kit will work well with your truck if it does not have overload springs. You may want to also check out the custom installation...
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  • Base Rail Kit to Use RBW Lil' Rocker 5th Wheel Hitch with 2010 Dodge Ram 2500
    As long as your RBW Lil' Rocker 5th wheel hitch mounts to industry standard base rails then you can use the Semi-Custom # RP30035-023 or Custom # RP50140-58 base rail kit on your 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 and these will be compatible. The difference between the 2 kits mentioned is that one will require some drilling while the other one installs using existing holes in the frame of your pickup. I am attaching a photo showing the measurements of the mounting places once these base rails are...
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  • Availability of Just the Install Brackets for the Reese Fifth Wheel Rail kit # RP30035-023
    Yes, the Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Install kit part # RP30035-023 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 with a short bed. For just the brackets you would want part # RP30439 and # RP58023.
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for Use with a Draw Tite 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The fifth wheel installation kit you will need for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 would be the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50140-58. This is a custom installation kit that will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling into your vehicle. The rails of this kit are also confirmed to work on the Draw-Tite 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch 6033 that you referenced. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation 2005 Dodge Diesel 2500 Short Bed
    The Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail kit part # RP30035-023 that you referenced is a fit for your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500, but since this is a semi-custom kit I think you would be better off getting a fully custom install kit since it would minimize drilling and would install in about half the time. For that I would recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rail kit part # RP50140-58. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out also. Your Valley hitch should fit in these...
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  • Hardware Needed for Installation of a Husky 5th Wheel Hitch in a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
    Yes, your Husky 5th Wheel EZ roller 16K hitch will work in your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab shortbed truck. You will need the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for the 2003 Dodge Ram, item # RP50040-58, see instructions link. This custom install kit will be much quicker to install and require less drilling, while providing the same towing capacities as the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail Installation Kit, # RP30035-023, that your referenced. I have linked a video installation that will...
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  • Is Reese Universal Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Compatible with Reese Classic Hitch
    Yes, the rail kit part # RP30035-023 that you referenced will provide you with a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails that your Reese Classic Fifth Wheel hitch would be compatible with.
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  • Installation Kit for Husky 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Shortbed
    For your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 and Husky 5th wheel trailer hitch you can use custom installation kit # HT31413-686. This kit will fit your short bed model. If you want a less expensive kit you can use semi-custom kit # RP30035-023. However it will not work on trucks that have overload springs. It also requires more drilling than the custom kit and it will take nearly twice as long to install it compared to the custom 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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  • B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Adapter 2006 Dodge Ram
    I do have options for you but the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP30035-023 will not work in conjunction with the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit part # BWGNRK1308 as the brackets both mount in the same location on the frame rail. If you are looking for a 5th wheel hitch to work with the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch then the B&W Companion Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer...
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  • Rear Rail Location for a Reese Semi-Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit on a 2003 Dodge Ram
    On your 2003 Dodge Ram, you will need to measure from the rear edge of the truck bed forward 28-5/16 inches. This is where the rear edge of the rear rail will sit when installing the Semi-Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # RP30035-023. I have included some instructions links for this kit for you. There are also some custom installation kits that will require less installation time. I would just need to know if you have a 1500, 2500, or 3500, with or without overload springs, and what...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation Kit for 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 With 6-Foot Box
    We can offer two options in a 5th wheel base rail installation kit suitable for your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 With 6-Foot Box. The part you referenced, Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-023, offers the more cost-effective option but will require a bit more drilling and install time. For simplified installation you can use a custom install kit designed expressly for your truck, Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50040-58, which will reduce drilling and overall installation...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2010 Ram 1500 Quad Cab
    If you have a 6 or 8 foot bed you would want the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation kit part # RP50142-58. If you have a 5-1/2 foot bed you would want the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP30035-386. Both of these rail kits come with industry standard rails that are designed to fit Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky hitches. If you have a 5-1/2 foot bed you will also need a replacement Sidewinder pin box to make 90 degree turns. To pick out the correct Sidewinder...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit and Pro Series Slider Hitch for 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup 6-Foot Bed
    Reese Semi-Custom 5th Wheel Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-023 is a confirmed fit on your 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This kit will take less time to install than the universal kit # RP30035. Either one fits your truck and either accepts any industry standard 5th wheel hitch such as the entry-level Pro Series # PS30093. For an in-bed wiring harness you can use part # 51-97-411.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit 2008 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
    Although it's not absolutely necessary, I will usually recommend that folks use a hitch and mounting rails from the same company. The hitch and install kit were specifically engineered to work together, to there will be no surprises or fit issues. Since you're using a Reese hitch, I'll recommend Reese bracket/rail kits. The exact kit needed will depend on whether your Ram Big Horn 1500 is a Mega Cab model or not, as well as whether you want a semi-custom install kit that doesn't require...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel And Installation Kit For 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 With 6 Ft Bed
    If you know who the manufacturer was for the fifth wheel installation kit that was installed, that would certainly help a lot. Most fifth wheel kits use standard rails. Most fifth wheel kits use standard rails, but the dimensions of the rails and mounting holes can vary. To make sure everything is done safely, I recommend installing the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30035-023. I recommend the kit because you will need mounting hardware and base rails, and...
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  • Will Reese Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed
    The Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30081 you referenced will fit in standard base rails, so that is what you will need for this hitch to fit your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500, the Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-023 UNLESS your Ram has overload springs. If it does, you will need the Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-186. I do want to note that this is a fixed trailer hitch and will only work in your short bed '06 Ram 3500 if you have a Sidewinder rotating pin box....
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