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 brackets lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram with 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 RP30035-186 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 - RP30035-186

10-Bolt kit with semi-custom brackets lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram with overload springs. Hardware included. Not for use with Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) model hitches.


Features:

  • Semi-custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
    • Brackets replace traditional L-bend brackets in rear to fit trucks with overload springs
    • Bolts install in center of rails for extra support
  • 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
  • Can be used with above bed gooseneck hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Kit includes base rails, universal brackets, 2 rear brackets, 2 carriage bolts, spacers and hardware
  • 5-Year limited warranty


30035 and 58186 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram with Overload Springs - 10 Bolt



RP30035-186 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30035-186 Installation instructionsRP30035-186 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions RP30035-186 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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 - RP30035-186 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to take a look at the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rails 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 2003-2012 Dodge Ram and Ram trucks, 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 will work for your application.The semi-custom brackets right here is what'll mount beneath your truck bed. They provided the attachment points for the fifth wheel base rails to attach to. These brackets are semi-custom, so they'll replace the traditional L-bend brackets right here in the rear to fit trucks with overload springs. The bolts on these rails will install in the center of the rails for extra support.

These are 10-bolt base rails, so they will sit in the truck bed and provide necessary attachment points for the fifth wheel trailer hitches. These base rails included in the kit are a 10-bolt design, so each of the rails attaches to the under-bed brackets with two carriage bolts at both ends and then a single bolt is used in the center of each rail to further secure it in your truck bed. The result is a set of rails that'll remain firmly in place thanks to 10 points of contact.Compatible fifth wheel hitches that'll work with these rails is Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky brands and most standard fifth wheel hitches. They will not fit the Reese Elite series or the Valley UVS hitches.If you notice, the brackets and the rails are all in sturdy steel construction with a nice black powder-coat finish to help resist erosion. The kit will include everything shown here, the two base rails, the universal brackets, the semi-custom brackets, all the mounting hardware, and even some nice instructions on how to install everything.That should do it for the review on the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rails 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 - RP30035-186

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

10-Bolt kit with semi-custom brackets lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram with overload springs. Hardware included. Not for use with Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) model hitches.

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Everything I needed was included in shipment. Parts were superior. 629365



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I have been very pleased with the durability of this kit and installation was pretty straight forward. My son and I had it completed in about 2 hours and saved $400.00 :) 610732



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I checked around Etrailer had the best price. The Free and very fast delivery plus great communication made for a very smooth transaction. Thank you for the awesome customer service. 8782


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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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  • Will RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit into Industry Standard Reese Base Rails
  • The RBW Lil Rocker fifth wheel trailer hitch uses industry standard rails so it will fit into the # RP30035-186 kit. I've attached a picture with some measurements. This kit is also confirmed to fit your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500.
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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 Hitch and Installation Kit Options for a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually
  • There are quite a few options for towing a 5th Wheel trailer with your 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually. To determine the best hitch for your truck, it depends on the bed size. For a 6 foot bed, I recommend 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, # RP30051. This is a 16,000 capacity hitch with a slider. I have included a link to the instructions below. We also have two 20K capacity hitches, part # RP30083 and part # RP30084. All of these hitches will work with Fifth Wheel Trailer...
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  • Will 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Legs Mount in the Same Rail Spacing as a Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
  • On the 5th wheel installation rails, the holes a slider unit fits into and the holes the Replacement Base Legs for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30727, fit into are the same distance apart. Or, in other words, once you have rails installed you will be able to drop in a set of legs or a slider and either one would fit. This method will tell you how far apart from each the rails will need to be, but it will not tell you where the rails will need to go in the bed. For that, you will...
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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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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500
  • You can use Universal 5th wheel installation kit, # RP30035-186 for a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 Series with 6 foot and 8 foot beds. The slider and hitch will fit in the rails with this installation kit. I have included a link to the installation details for this kit below. The Reese Quick-Install custom installation kit for the 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, item # RP50140-58, will also work if the truck you purchase does not have the gas engine and overload springs. This kit installs in half...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 With Or Without Overload Springs
  • You can tell if you have overload springs easily. Just take a look at your rear leaf springs, and if you see an extra leaf as shown in the attached drawing you have the overload spring option. The Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # RP30047, will work with your 2010 Dodge Ram 2500. The difference would be in the installation kit. The custom installation kit like part # RP50140-58 will not work with gas engines and overload springs. If you find you do not have the overload springs, then this...
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  • Will Reese Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Fit a 2000 Ford F-350
  • The universal installation kit # RP30035 will fit the 2000 Ford F-350. However, you have 2 L-shaped brackets but you need 4. The other brackets in the picture closest to the bucket will not fit. To add the correct brackets you will need # 30719 for the left side and # 30720 for the right side. The only other thing you will need is the 10-bolt hardware kit # RP58430. The old hardware should not be re-used because it is designed for a one-time installation. I have also included a link...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 HD with Overload Springs
  • The 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit for your 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 HD with overload springs, is Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit, # RP30035-186. This kit is compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky trailer hitches excluding Reese Elite/Signature Series and Valley UBS hitches. I have included a link below to the installation details for this kit below.
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  • Which Fifth Wheel Hitch for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Pickup with a Short Bed
  • The custom install kit for the 1500 and 2500 model is actually the same. The 16K Fifth Wheel with Slider, part # RP30051 would work great. If your Ram is NOT equipped with the overload springs, use install kit # RP50140-58. If your truck does have the overload springs, use install kit # RP30035-186. As far as a brake controller goes, you cannot go wrong with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. Not only is the Prodigy our best selling brake controller, it is also very easy to use...
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  • Installation Instructions for Reese 5th Wheel Installation Kit RP30035-186 for a 2012 Dodge Ram
  • For installation kit # RP30035-186 I have included links to the installation instructions for you. The instructions show and explain where you will place the brackets under the bed on your truck. One set of instructions is for the RP30035 kit and the other for the additional required bracket kit 58186.
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  • What Are the Torque Ratings for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Rails for a 2010 Dodge Ram
  • On your 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, there are several possible 5th wheel installation kits that you may have used, all have different torque ratings. For the 5th Wheel Installation Kit # RP30035-186. I have included a link to the installation details below. You will need to look at step 11 on page 3 for the torque rating for this kit. If you used Curt 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 (or -104), I have included those instructions as well. You will need to look at step 16 on page 3. If...
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  • How to Determine if a 2003 Dodge Ram has Overload Springs
  • I spoke with a local Dodge technician and he told me that you would have to have the VIN number ran by the dealer to determine if your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 has overload springs. Apparently what they do is run the VIN and pull up the options. However, if overload springs were installed by anyone other than the dealer, they would not have record. We did some further research and found a more definitive answer after talking with Cequent. On the 2500 and 3500 series Dodge Ram, there will...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Recommendations For a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 with 8 Foot Bed
  • There are a couple of installation kit options for the 2012 Dodge Ram 3500. Since you have a 3500 series, you almost certainly have overload springs (you can have the dealer run the VIN to determine if it does). The custom kit, # RP50140-58, will fit with or without overload springs BUT it will not fit if the truck as a gas engine AND overload springs. The other option is a semi-custom installation kit, # RP30035-186. There is a little more drilling involved but it will fit with or without...
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  • 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation
  • Yes, the Reese Semi-Custom fifth wheel rail kit part # RP30035-186 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed so it would work well for you. This will also work with your Reese 16k fifth wheel hitch that hopefully is a slider hitch since you have a short bed truck. Without a slider hitch you won't be able to make tight turns. Hopefully your hitch is the part # RP30051.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The installation kit I would recommend for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 would be the Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50140-58. This kit will require less drilling and make the installation go much easier. Of course the install kit you mentioned, # RP30035-186, is a semi-custom kit and will work also, just a bit more drilling and measuring. The slider hitch you purchase would be determined by the installation kit you select and the width of your 5th wheel trailer,...
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Kit for 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 HD
  • Part # RP50082 is a fit for Ford Super-Duty trucks only. We offer three installation kits for your 2010 Ram 2500 HD. The semi-custom kit, part # RP30035-186 will work on any model of your truck and the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, item # RP50140-58, will work as long as your truck does not have a gas engine and overload springs. I will provide links to the installation instructions for each kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kits for a 2012 Ram 2500 with an 8 ft Bed
  • You can mount your 20K Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch in your new 2012 Ram 2500, but you will need new frame brackets. The frame brackets that are on your 2006 Ford F-250 will not fit on your new Ram 2500. There are two bracket kits available for your Ram 2500. For custom brackets, you can use part # RP50140. These brackets will fit trucks with or without overload springs, but it will not fit gas models with overload springs. If your truck is a gas model with overload springs, then you...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed and RBW Lil Rocker Hitch
  • The RBW Lil Rocker fits in industry standard above the bed rails. We have several installation kits that will work and that also fit your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. For a custom kit that will not require drilling into the truck frame you can use Curt kit # C16420-204 or Reese kit # RP50140-58. Or for a semi-custom kit that does require some frame drilling you can use Reese kit # RP30035-023 if the truck does not have overload springs or # RP30035-186 if the truck does have overload...
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  • Will a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Work on a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 With a Short Bed
  • There are several different gooseneck trailer hitches that can be used on the 2009 Dodge 2500 Pickup. The Remove-A-Ball Gooseneck, part # 6300-4435, and the Fold Down Gooseneck Series, part # 8339-4435, are very good systems that do not require drilling or bed removal and will fit all models of the Dodge truck. There is also an option to use standard fifth wheel rails and a gooseneck hitch mount, like gooseneck hitch # RP58079 and custom fifth-wheel rail kit # RP50140-58. If your...
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  • Should I Build my Boat Trailer as a Gooseneck or 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Some people prefer the fifth wheel hitch over the goose neck as it spreads the weight out in the bed of your truck a little more than the gooseneck does. To determine if your truck could handle towing your boat and trailer I would recommend consulting the owners manual of your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500. It would also be easier to hitch up to a fifth wheel hitch because its easier to back up to and hitch up to a fifth wheel than it is a gooseneck. The reason for that is that you have limited...
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  • How To Use a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2012 Ram 3500
  • In order to use the Reese Titan 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 30866 that your trailer comes with on your 2012 Ram 3500 I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit part # RP50140-58 if you don't have overload leaf springs (see photo) or the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit part # RP30035-186 if you do have overload leaf springs. The former is a completely no drill kit whereas the latter requires a small amount of drilling.
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