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Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500

Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500

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10-Bolt kit with semi-custom brackets lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram 1500. 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 RP30035-386 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 1500. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP30035-386

  • 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 1500. 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
  • 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 brackets and hardware
  • 5-Year limited warranty


30035 and 58386 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram 1500 - 10 Bolt

Installation Details RP30035-386 Installation instructions

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Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500 - RP30035-386

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

10-Bolt kit with semi-custom brackets lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram 1500. Hardware included. Not for use with Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) model hitches.

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Everything fit perfect. Great quality p roduct! 876196



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2016 Ram 1500

Great product 511888



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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

product worked great. after totaling the first truck I had it on, I purchased another product to put into my new work truck 403700


Comments
GREAT, no problems what so ever
Audey - 07/10/2018

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Local Yipes Stripes wanted $600 for rails, installed on my truck. I bought these for about a third of the cost and paid local camper dealer $180 to install. Total Savings ..... around $200 And shipping is FAST! 390178



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good product will be pulling fifth wheel camper using side winder hitch 234113



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2015 Ram 1500

The bed rail kit shipped and arrived promptly. I had heard that installation on 5 1/2' boxes is difficult and that proved to be very true. That's not the fault of the product, but the instructions were vague enough and in one instance lacking in proper direction which caused two calls in order to get clarification. The response was quick and helpful. All in all, I got what I wanted when I wanted it without major surprises. Looks like a winner. 223523



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Box arrived today .... (Est. was 7-23 - 7-28) can't complain about that part... I did have to call etrailer, because the box arrived damaged and partly opened. However, they were very helpful in making sure everything ordered was in the box.... Everything did arrive intact.... Will order from again if need anything.... 213908



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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Ordered this product for my 2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab Express on 12/17/14 at about 8 PM PST. To my surprise it shipped that very same night and i received it on 12/22/14. The truck specific mounts are very beefy and fit perfectly. My only complaint is that when i took the mounts out of the box, the paint was chipping off the edges of one of them. It was coming off in large pieces all the way around the mount. I spent most of today 12/28/14 installing it myself. Got the mounts all in and all the holes drilled for the rails and then removed the rails for spray in bedliner install tomorrow. Once that is done i will re-install the rails and put my truck back together. I had to remove the splash guards from the rear fender wells and drop the spare tire. I also had to re-route one wire and modify the ring on the ground wire to still fit on the mounting bolt that is right next to the drivers side rear mount. 167158


Comments
Did you need to drill holes for mounting brackets to the frame or were there mounting holes in the frame already?
-- comment by: Chris - 07/13/2015

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Chris, There were no holes, I had to drill the frame. I did alot of looking around before i purchased these and i could not find a no-drill installation kit. I also could not find a cheaper price anywhere.
-- comment by: Steven H - 07/17/2015

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Product arrived within three Days. Everything was there. Instructions were OK. All went well. Took my time and was happy with the result. I live in Oklahoma and when I need something for my 5th wheel or truck, I go to E-Trailer. They are outstanding. Mike 157909


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Would the Reese 5th Wheel Install Kit # RP30035-386 fit a 2013 Dodge Ram with 5 1/2 Bed w/Airbags
    The Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # RP30035-386 that you referenced is designed to fit your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed. If the airbags you have are the factory air suspension system then this kit would not work for you. If your air bags are aftermarket you will need to look at how both the bracket kit and the air bag system install and see if there will be interference. I attached a picture I took from the installation instructions that shows how this kit...
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Kit for 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5 Foot 7 Inch Bed
    Curt Manufacturing offers a custom install kit for your 2011 Ram 1500, part # C16420-104. The bed rails are compatible with Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky fifth wheel hitches. Due to the short bed on your Ram, the best way to successfully tow a fifth wheel trailer without having the front of the trailer loft strike the rear of the cab during turns would be to use a Sidewinder extended pin box. The Sidewinder relocates the pivot point from the connection of the hitch...
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  • Replacement Hardware to Install RBW 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2013 Dodge Ram Short Bed
    To install your Lil Rocker 5th wheel in your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, my technical contact at Reese recommends you use the Semi-Custom Installation Kit # RP30035-386. This kit contains the rails, mounting hardware, and brackets. He said that although rails are basically universal, they do not have data to verify that the rails you have will match up to the brackets properly. The other reason to have your rails and brackets match is that your rails have not been tested with the Reese brackets,...
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  • Slider Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Ram 1500 with 5.5 Foot Long Bed
    Since your truck bed is shorter than 6 feet the Reese 16k slider hitch you sent in a picture of would not work as it would not slide far enough to give you the needed clearance to make tight turns. There's only one slider hitch we carry that would give you enough clearance to make a tight turn. That hitch is the Demco Hijacker 13k Auto Slider part # DM8550040. This hitch fits the same rails that the Reese you mentioned fits but offers 22-1/2 inches of slider clearance. What's really...
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # RP30035-386 Fit 2016 Ram 1500 5-1/2 ft Bed
    Yes, the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP30035-386 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ram 1500 6-1/2 foot bed as well so it will work for your new truck.
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  • Installation of Reese Fifth-Wheel Install Kit # RP30035-386 on 2011 Dodge Ram Crew Cab w 5ft 7 Bed
    The item you selected, Reese Fifth-Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP30035-386, will fit the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab short box. Installation of the Reese Install Kit # RP30035-386 involves measuring, and drilling. I have linked instructions for the Reese Fifth-Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP30035-386. You will need to follow the procedures for the Dodge Ram Crew Cab detailed on page 12. Since you have a short bed truck which measures under 6 foot, you will need to use a Sidewinder...
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  • Parts Needed to Install 5th Wheel Hitch on 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Short Bed
    To install a fifth-wheel hitch in your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Pickup with a 5 foot 7 inch bed you will need to use the Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails, item # RP30035-386, along with a Sidewinder Fifth Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret (see link). The Sidewinder is designed specifically for short bed pickups less than 6 feet long. This item will give you clearance to maneuver without contact between the trailer loft and the pickup cab. You will...
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  • Install Instructions for Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail & Install Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
    We don't have a video showing installation of Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500 Item # RP30035-386 but I have linked the instructions for the kit for you. The brackets mount to the outsides of the frame. There is drilling required for installation. To avoid drilling I recommend Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # RP50142-58. I have linked its instructions as well.
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  • Recommended Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for a 2014 Ram 1500 6 Foot Bed Without Eco
    Yes, the Reese semi-custom base rail kit # RP30035-386 will be a fit for your 2014 Ram 1500 without the Eco Diesel engine. The 10-bolt base rails sit in the truck bed and provide the necessary attachment points for your 5th wheel trailer hitch. An alternative base rail kit to consider is the Curt fifth wheel installation kit # C16306-204. These are currently less expensive and easier to install. Unfortunately, at this time we don't have any installation videos to assist you but please...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab Outdoorsman
    If your 2012 Ram 1500 has the 5-1/2 foot bed the only option is going to be the semi-custom kit your referenced # RP30035-386 and there will be some frame drilling required for installation. Even for a professional installation can take 5 to 8 hours total. If your truck has a 6 or 8 foot bed then you can use custom kit # RP50142-58. There is no frame drilling needed for this kit. Installation time is estimated at 4 hours. I have included links to the instructions for both of these installation...
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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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  • Base Rails and Installation Kit for 2011 Ram 1500
    To add base rails in the bed of your 2011 Ram 1500 to mount your Pro Series fifth wheel hitch you have two options, one of which is the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-386, which will require drilling into the frame of your truck to install. The other option, and the one I recommend, is the Reese Custom Installation Kit with Base Rails # RP50142-58 because it will not require any drilling into your frame, is a shorter install and has a 10-year warranty compared...
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  • Can Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch Install in 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 5-1/2-Foot Bed
    A Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch such as their 18K-rated # DM8550024 is designed for the in-bed puck system on Ford trucks, but you can adapt it for use with industry-standard base rails by using Demco's Replacement Side Plates for Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # DM6003. These replace the side plates on your Hijacker to allow it to mount in an above-bed base rail kit such as # RP30035-386 from Reese.
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  • Is the Reese Semi-Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # RP30035-386 Available Without the Base Rails
    The # RP30035-386, semi-custom installation kit is actually 2 kits in one. The separate brackets without the rails are # RP30439 and # RP58386. I have included links to the installation details for the complete kit for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rails and Installation Kit for 2012 Dodge Ram
    We do have the 5th wheel base rails and installation kit that work with a Pro Series hitch, which mounts to industry standard above-bed rails. The install kit and rails are specific to your truck, and you didn't mention if your 2012 Dodge Ram was a 1500, 2500, or 3500 so I'll give you options for all of them. There are two types of installation kit, a custom kit and semi-custom. The custom kit is recommended because it does not require any drilling into your frame rails to install....
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fit for 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
    I checked your order notes and it looks like you ordered the rail kit part # RP58386 and # 58164 which is a confirmed fit for your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500, but you also need the part # RP30439 for the rest of the brackets/hardare for your rails to fit your truck.
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Installed on a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    The Reese semi-custom installation kit # RP30035-386 is a fit for the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed. Being a semi-custom kit means that there is still some drilling that needs to be performed but not as much as a universal kit, but more than a custom kit. I have included links to the installation instructions for you. Since you have a 5-1/2 foot bed, you will need to use either a fixed 5th wheel hitch or a slider that stays locked in the tow position at all times AND you...
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  • How to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2010 Dodge Ram with 5-1/2 foot Bed
    You can tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, but you will need a Sidewinder pin box on your trailer so that you have clearance to make tight turns. Sidewinder cannot be used on the Q series of Curt hitches, like # C16521, as the jaws are too wide. If it is the E-series like part # C16115 that has the narrower jaws they can be used. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you...
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  • Will the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit Fit a 2019 Ram 1500
    The Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit part # RP30035-386 is for a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. That said, the kit requires you to drill into your frame which is not what I recommend. Instead, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit which does not require any drilling into the frame. If you have a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic then you need part # RP50142-58 but if you have a 2019 Ram 1500 then you need part # RP56018-53.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2014 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    All of the 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits for your 2014 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 foot bed will require some frame drilling. You can use # RP30035-386 for your truck. I have linked the instructions to the right for you. You mentioned having a slider hitch but a slider will not allow you to make 90 degree turns without hitting the truck cab and trailer together. Also, you will not be able to slide the hitch back with the trailer connected without removing the tailgate. You will have...
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  • Is 6-1/2' Bed Considered Long Bed or Short Bed on 2016 Ram 1500
    For a truck anything under an 8' bed is considered a short bed. So when installing the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30035-386 in your 2016 Ram 1500 with a 6-1/2' bed you should follow the measurements outlined for the short bed.
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  • Brackets and Bolts Needed for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP30035-386 on 2010 Dodge Ram
    Yes, we do offer the brackets, as well as a replacement hardware kit, for the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30035-386. For brackets you will need part # RP58386 and for the hardware kit, part # 58164.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit for 2014 Ram 1500 w/ Eco Diesel Engine
    As long as your Ram isn't equipped with the Eco Diesel engine, there are fifth wheel install bracket/rail kits available. I'd recommend using the Reese # RP30035-386. Because your truck has the 5-1/2 foot bed, you'll need to use a stationary hitch along with a Sidewinder. The Sidewinder relocates the pivot point between the fifth wheel and the truck 22 inches rearward, where the pin box meets the fifth wheel. In most cases, this will allow the truck to negotiate turns without having...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Installation Kit And Sidewinder For 2015 Ram 1500 With 5-1/2 Ft Bed
    The fifth wheel installation kit I recommend for your 2015 Ram 1500 is the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50142-58. Installation of this kit takes half the time of a semi-custom kit like part # RP30035-386. For a premium Sidewinder that will work on your trailer I recommend the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin, part # RP61422. This pin box has an enclosed air spring that reduces vertical shock and chucking and vibration. For a...
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  • Will Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail Installation Kit # RP30035-386 fit a Draw Tite 16k 5th Wheel Hitch
    Yes, the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-386 that you referenced is compatible with the 16k Draw Tite fifth wheel hitch you currently have as this kit uses industry standard rails like what your hitch is designed to fit.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch And Gooseneck For 2016 Dodge 1500 Short Bed
    There are two different bed sizes and that will determine what will fit, but the Andersen Ultimate is not a fit for a short bed truck. With the extremely short beds in the 2016 Ram 1500, the options are far more limited than beds 6.5 feet or longer. I have a couple recommendations for you that will work well. For a 6 foot bed, I recommend the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500 # RP30035-386. For this bed size, you can use...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel And Installation Kit for 2015 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel With Factory Air Suspension
    With the shorter truck bed and diesel and factory air suspension on your Ram the fifth wheel installation kit that is designed to fit is part # RP50142-58. The # RP30035-386 you asked about will not work. For a fifth wheel hitch, part # RP30047 will work if you have a Sidewinder pin box on your trailer. If not when you execute a turn you will not have the clearance needed and a sliding fifth wheel hitch like part # RP30051 is recommended. If you do not have a Sidewinder pin box but...
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  • Recommended Custom 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit for 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab
    You can use Reese Semi-Custom 5th wheel installation kit # RP30035-386 in your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad cab to let you use your Reese industry-standard 5th wheel hitch. If you prefer a simplified installation with less drilling you can instead use the custom install kit # RP50142-58. You will not need anything other than a wiring harness # PK11893-11932. If you want to add custom-fit towing mirrors to your Ram you can use the Longview # LVT-3100C which is a set of both driver- and passenger-side...
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