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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 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

  • Reese
  • Above the Bed
  • Semi-Custom

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

Installation Details RP30035-186 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 - RP30035-186 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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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • 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 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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually Towing a 39 Foot Trailer
    The hitch you need will depend on the weight of your trailer, and the features you desire. We offer Reese Fifth Wheel Hitches in 15, 16, 18, 20, and 22 K capacities. The Signature Series is offered in 18 and 24 K capacities. The great feature that the Signature Series offers is the mounting system. The mounting rails are located under the bed. Once the hitch is removed, you will have full use of the bed, with no rails to get in the way. I would recommend using a standard (no slider) hitch...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 with Firestone Air Bags
    If you are using Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2299 then the brackets install on the insides of the frame rails. You will need a 5th wheel installation kit that has brackets that install on the outside of the frame rails and that will be kit # RP30035-023. I have included links to the installation instructions for you to view. On a short bed from the rear edge of the bed to the rear edge of the rear rail will measure 26-5/16 inches. The center of the hitch jaws will be centered over the...
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  • Are Just Mounting Brackets Available For Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail Installation Kit # RP30035-186
    For the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-186, we do offer the universal L-shape brackets separately. It will be the Reese Universal Installation Kit # RP30439. This kit will include the L-shape brackets and the installation hardware. We also offer the Reese Mounting Bracket Kit # RP58186 which are the brackets that would be used in the Reese rail and installation kit if your 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 has overload springs. These brackets would replace the universal...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Options for a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab Short Bed
    The semi-custom installation kit, # RP30035-186, includes some under bed brackets that are a better fi to the frame rails on your truck than the universal kit L brackets. But they are not the best fit, which would be the custom kit. What this means is that you will have to do more drilling to install the semi-custom kit and it will take longer to install, about 3-1/2 hours. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If your truck has a gas motor and no overload...
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  • Will the Pro Series 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Work with the Reese Semi-Custom Installation Kit
    Yes, the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP30035-186 will work with either the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # PS30093 or the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider part # PS30094. If you wanted just the frame brackets in this kit then you would need the Reese Mounting Bracket Kit part # RP58186 with the Replacement Left Side Long Bracket for Universal Fifth Wheel Install Kit part # 30719 and the Replacement...
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  • Is Hardware Available Separately on Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-186
    On the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30035-186, the parts can be purchased separately. The mounting hardware and 2 universal brackets would be the Reese Universal Installation Kit, part # RP30439. If you just need the mounting hardware without the 2 universal brackets it will be the Draw-Tite Replacement Hardware Kit, part # 58164. The Reese Mounting Bracket Kit, part # RP58186, is also available separately. This is the 2 semi-custom rear brackets, 2 carriage...
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  • Parts Needed for a 5th Wheel Hitch Swapover from a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 to a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500
    Yes, you can use the # RP58186 brackets and the # RP30035, universal installation kit to install your Reese 16k fifth-wheel hitch in your 2010 Dodge 2500 without overload springs. If you need hardware to install these kits you will need the Replacement Hardware Kit # 58164, and the parts bag for the 58186 brackets, item # 110452. The new truck, not having overload springs, could also use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit, item # RP50140, which requires much less drilling...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 with Overload Springs
    We have one fifth wheel rail kit that fits your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 mega cab with overload springs. For your truck, that has overload springs, you would want the kit # RP56011-53. There isn't a way to modify the # RP30035-186 in any way to fit with overload springs.
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  • Can a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2012 Ram 1500 be Used in a 2012 Ram 2500
    The 2012 Ram 2500 will take installation kit # RP30035-186 but the 1500 and earlier models do not take this same kit. They used similar kit # RP30035-386. So you will not be able to use all of the same brackets. You can reuse the rails and the L-brackets but you will need new hardware and new semi-custom brackets, # RP58186. For the hardware you will need # 58164.
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  • Can Reese 5th Wheel Install Kit # RP30035 from 1994 GMC 1500 Fit 2012 Ram 3500
    The Reese 14K 5th wheel hitch from your 1994 GMC 1500 was most-likely installed with a universal 5th Wheel install kit, part # RP30035, since we do not offer any custom-bracket install kits for that vehicle. However, we do have semi-custom kits for your new truck, the 2012 Ram 3500. If the original installation kit was indeed the universal type then it can be moved to and installed in your new Ram truck. Replacement hardware is available as part # 58164, or hardware plus universal brackets...
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  • Custom Brackets and Hardware to Install Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Rails in a 2004 Dodge Ram
    For the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 you can use custom brackets # RP50140. Then you will need hardware package # RP58430. The brackets and hardware are compatible with the Reese rails you have. I have included a link to the installation details for you. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation.
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  • Which Underbed 5th Wheel Rail System and Adapter to Install AirSafe 20K Hitch in 2009 Dodge Ram 2500
    You are correct that you will need an under-bed rail system and adapter to install an AirSafe 20K 5th wheel hitch in your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab. You can use the Reese Under-bed Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP30074, which is rated at 18,000 pounds. Hardware is included. I have included a video link for this part showing installation in a 2009 Ram. The under-bed rail adapter you can use is part # RP30156. I spoke to a representative at AirSafe and he confirmed that...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch with Over 20k Capacity that Fits Reese Industry Standard Rails
    The Reese rail kit part # RP30035-186 provides industry standard fifth wheel rails so there are quite a few hitches that will fit. The Reese 22k hitch part # RP30033 though is the only Reese hitch that fits the rails and has over a 20k capacity. This is a really nice hitch though that will work well for you. It has a great jaw design to provide a tight connection to the trailer king pin.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Extended Cab 4x4
    This installation kit is listed as a fit for your 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. This is a semi-custom installation kit so it requires less drilling that a universal kit but still more than a custom kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Kit for 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 with Overload Springs
    We have two Reese Fifth Wheel Install Kits available for the 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. The Custom Install Kit, part # RP50140-58 will fit your Ram with the overload springs UNLESS it has the gas motor. If your truck has the Diesel motor, I would recommend this kit as it would take much less time to install. The Universal Install Kit you mentioned, part # PR30035-186 will fit vehicles with overload springs, Diesel or gas motors. The kits include the bed rails, the frame mounting brackets...
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  • Details for Drilling and Installing the Reese Semi Custom Base Rail Kit On a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
    The Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit, item # RP50140-58, is the correct kit for your 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed Pickup and would not require drilling into the frame. In the instructions for the # RP30035-186 kit it states that the bolts will need to be pulled through access holes in frame with supplied pull wire. This pull wire also called a fish wire is used to pull bolts through blind holes from a larger access hole elsewhere in the vehicle frame. In this case the...
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  • Center Bolt Attachment for the Reese Universal 5th Wheel Install Kit on a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
    The center bolts for the rails in the Reese Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30035, do go through the sheet metal of the bed but on the other side, beneath the truck, it will also pass through a spacer block that is included with the kit, a washer, lock washer, and finally the nut. Make sure there is nothing below the bed in the location of the center bolts before drilling. I have included a link the installation instructions for you.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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