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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 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.


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



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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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Quick and arrived in great shape. Thanks 208893


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Installation Kit to Install Reese 5th Wheel # RP30051 on 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • To install the Reese Fifth Wheel 16K Slider Hitch, part # RP30051, on your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed, I would recommend the Reese Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50140-58, that you have referenced. This is the custom installation kit that uses vehicle-specific brackets that will mount to existing holes in your vehicles frame. It will cut the installation time in half when compared to the universal installation kit. The other choice would be the Reese Semi-Custom...
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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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  • Needing Fifth Wheel Hitch to Keep Pin Box From Hitting Top of Truck Bed Sides
  • Due to the fact that your truck has a short bed, I wouldn't recommend going with a stationary hitch. Your best bet would be to use a height adjustable sliding hitch like the sliding version of the # RP30867, which would be part # RP30870. If your PullRite hitch is one of their ISR (industry standard rail) versions, it would even work with your existing bed rails. The # RP30870 would provide height adjustments from 17-20 inches above the bed floor, which sounds like it would be ideal for...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Installation of the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Head # RP30867 with Existing Reese 16K Pro Series Rails
  • The Reese 16K Pro-Series hitch above bed rail kits install using one of the following installation rail kits: # RP30035-023, # RP30035-186, or the # RP56011-53. These are the same installation rail kits that are used for installing the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Head # RP30867, and are rated accordingly for the increase in towing capacity too. The Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Head fits industry standard above the bed rails, like the rails you have installed in your truck. The difference in the...
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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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  • 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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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
  • For a set of custom fifth wheel hitch install rails for your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 that would work well with your Reese 15k Fifth Wheel hitch you would want the part # RP50040-58. Custom install kits will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling. For just the brackets you would want part # RP50040. Or for a more economical option you would want a semi-custom kit like the part # RP30035-023.
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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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  • Parts Needed to Install a Reese 16K Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 with 6ft Bed
  • The additional parts that you will need will depend on what parts you plan on reusing. It is common to reuse the base rails, however Reese does not recommend reusing the frame brackets or hardware. After years of use, the bolts and frame brackets will wear and flex. Using new hardware will ensure a secure connection. For your 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab, Reese offers custom and semi-custom frame brackets, so you have a few different options. If you would like to reuse your base rails,...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • You actually have two options for installing a Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch on your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed and you can get them both right here at etrailer.com. First, I recommend using the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50040-58. This kit includes the custom fit brackets that will reduce the amount of drilling that needs to be done to install the kit. This will save you a lot of time and effort. The estimated install time is 2-1/2 hours. The kit...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Hitch and Fifth Wheel Install Kit for 2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Short Bed
  • For your 2008 Ram Quad Cab, I would recommend the Reese Custom Install Kit, part # RP50040-58 which is compatible with all but the Mega Cab model. The custom install kit takes about half the time to install as the # RP30035-023, and would require no drilling into the frame to install. Because you have the short bed, you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch unless your fifth wheel is fitted with a Sidewinder. The Reese # RP30083 is the sliding version of the # RP30081 you referenced....
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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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  • Installation Instructions for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
  • It depends on which installation kit you have. The 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed could use # RP30035-023 (but will not work on trucks with overload springs), kit # RP50140-58, kit # RP30035-186, or kit # RP56011-53. I have included links to the installation instructions for all of these kits for you. The mounting hardware is not meant to be reused. After torqueing down the hardware it will stretch and so it cannot be re-used. For replacement hardware I would need to know which kit you...
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