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Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP30035 or order online at Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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2004 GMC Sierra - Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

  • Above the Bed
  • Universal
  • Reese

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models.


  • Base rails provide necessary attachment points for 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Universal brackets fit most applications
    • Adapter brackets can be used to ease installation on certain vehicles
  • Kit includes rails, brackets and hardware
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
    • Works with RBW Li'l Rocker Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch
    • Will not fit Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 10-Year limited warranty

30035 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Bracket Kit - 10 Bolt Design

Replaces 6005

Installation Details RP30035 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Universal - RP30035 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number RP30035. This is the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. It is going to be a 10 bolt design. The base rails are going to provide necessary attachment points for your 5th wheel trailer hitch. The universal brackets are designed so that they fit most applications, and then the adapter brackets can be used to ease installation on certain vehicles. The kit's going to include both rails, four brackets, two larger ones with more mounting options, and then the two smaller ones, and it's going to include all the hardware that you need, all the instructions, and the fish wire that you just thread onto the end of the bolt, and you can bring it through the appropriate hole as needed. It makes it a little bit easier to get the bolts in the right place. Some compatible hitches are going to be Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky.

This does work with RBW Li'l Rocker Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch. It will not fit the Reese Elite Series Signature Series or Valley UBS hitches. It's made from a nice solid steel construction with a nice black powder coated finish on it, so it is going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. That's going to do it for today's review of part number RP30035. This is the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. .

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Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt - RP30035

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (318 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models.


This hitch has a feature or two we didn't even expect. It was an easy install and is performing great. Plenty of maneuverability and rock stable. etrailer's service was incredible and stayed on top of the delivery until we got it. We thought they went the second mile to make sure we got our hitch.

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup

This Universal Rail Kit installed with relative ease and the included instructions were clear and easy to follow.

Where can I get instructions on how to install the rp30035 on my 2008 chevy Silverado one ton dually, 8 foot bed.
-- comment by: Karl B - 12/23/2013

2003 Chevrolet Silverado

I sent an email and was very pleased to get a response the next day, It was a universal kit RP30035, I had to make spacers for 3 of the frame brackets, the gaps were all over the map no matter how much I squared it up, all in all I'm pleased.

couldnt be more pleased, they were very helpful.
Greg - 06/05/2022

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Original package was damaged by UPS somewhere during transport and delivery. etrailer made it very easy to get the missing part (smaller mounting bracket fell out of box somewhere) and instead of just sending the one part they re sent the bolt kit, all four mounting brackets, and a new pull cord. So basically the entire assembly other than the base rails. Could’nt be happier and will post pictures as soon as it’s installed


The kit installed easily and works very well

Excellent, we are happy with the product
Paul - 11/10/2022


Best value for the money! I have used this hitch for a season now and I must say, it's worked out great. I use a Teflon plate with it and this hitch doesn't have much play in it going down the road. I have not had any issues with it sliding when locked.

2002 Dodge Ram Pickup

I am very impressed with the fit and finish. Packaging from was inadequate. UPS man unloaded the package, rang the doorbell and drove away before I got outside. There was a lock washer laying on the ground and a bracket was hanging out of the box. We opened the package and inventoried everything, and to my amazement everything was there. Ordering process was very easy and my order shipped quickly. While on my lunch break at work I added 6 items to my cart and printed it so I could complete the order when I got home. About 4 hours later 3 of the 6 items increased in price. This hitch increased in price by $2, not a big deal I guess. I was able to find this item about $12 cheaper at another retailer and I provided this information to Within a few hours they refunded me 110% of the difference. I am installing this on a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed and the instructions are lacking. Maybe a professional installer who has done this many times would not have any problems, but the instructions leave some things to your imagination.

Working great after one year of use. Use it to tow a 30 gooseneck trailer and it has worked as advertised. I bought a used 5th wheel hitch and although I have never used it, it fits perfectly in the rail system.
Jeff L - 01/29/2018


purchased just the rails for 5th wheel receiver as we bought a used camper and the Reese Easy Loader came with it but owner did not want to remove rails from their truck. Technician was excellent in helping with installation and emailed us directions specific to my truck. Shipping was quick and install went well. We had room to use 12 bolts vs 10 so we did. We did install 1" forward in bed as we had room to do it. Better more forward when hauling. The knurled bolts were too short for our truck bed and we called and let them know. We had our own that were longer so no delay in install.

Fantastic!! In fact we just removed the hitch for the first time and rails are no issue in truck bed. Easy ineasy out after rails installed.
Cindy B - 08/14/2017

2003 GMC Sierra

My fifth wheel hitch kit was easy to install and has worked great!! I tow my camper around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan while fishing Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and I have no worries about my fifth wheel hitch doing its job and getting my camper where I need it! Thank you for a great product that allows me to spend more time on the water!

The Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit that I purchased has been great. I have had no issue with it and it does everything I need it to do. Great Product!
M G - 06/15/2018

2015 Ford F-150

Installed these rails with the short bed Reese bracket kit for 2015 or newer f150. Installation went well. Instructions were pretty straight forward but measurements from end of bed were not quite right and put the rails too far forward of the underbed brackets by about 2". I actually measured off the cross rails under the bed of the truck after I had installed the brackets.

Helpful hint: after getting a hole drilled on either side of the front rail to secure it to brackets under bed, put the hitch on both rails which will line up the rear rail exactly right then drill the rest of your mounting holes.

The included spacers are not quite thick enough and have come out from between the rails and bottom of the bed a few times even after I tightened bolts so much, bed started to bend. Have to find some other Shem's to make it tight enough.

I would recommend these rails eventhough it took a little bit to get them in the right location.

PS - Be very careful when drilling holes on driver side as you are right over the gas tank.


Great 5th wheel trailer hitch product. Great customer service.

1997 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

Good product everything fit as it should.good instructions. Good value and free shipping

1996 Ford F-150

I've had this system installed in my 1996 Ford F150 for a year now. I did the installation myself and found it to be relatively easy. I had to remove the rear tires to give better access to the frame, but after I did that drilling the needed holes and bolting in the brackets was straight foward. I use these rails with a gooseneck plate and have had no trouble pulling anything yet.


Very easy to install with a little preparation before you start. I instructions are pretty clear. It took me and my son about 2 1/2 hours to install. I had one in my old f150 and installed the rail kit in my 03 f150. Very happy with the kit.

It has been a year since intalling, and still works fine. Re-torqed the bolts at six months.
Dominick M - 09/16/2020

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

I installed this kit in my 2006 Silverado 2500HD to hold a Reese 16k sliding hitch. The kit is very well built and had more parts than required to complete the installation. Once installed, works great and am very pleased!

The work itself is cumbersome and a couple things to be aware of. First, I squared and centered the rails as required. Before I drilled in the bed, I set the hitch in the rails and they moved slightly and had to recenter. This only tops a few minutes but I recommend setting the hitch in the rails before drilling. Second, the alignment for the front chassis brackets was challenging. You have to drill the bottom two bolt holes to ensure you can get a wrench in the nuts as the frame is enclosed there and reaching around the tank and brake lines. The instructions were not specific as to which holes to drill.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Service was great and friendly. Price was very competitive. However, product information should have advised for special application for my 03 Dodge 3500, rear rail mounting brackets. No big deal, though I figured it out. Reese instructions could more detailed. I installed the hitch myself. All is good.
Etrailer, will get more business from me.

1999 Toyota Highlander

Been towing stuff my entire life ever since my first tonka truck. etrailer has never steered me wrong and has always had the correct items i needed and never things i didn’t. Needed 5th rails for a 99 F-250 bam etrailer got it. Needed a receiver hitch for my mother in laws van no challenge there. Needed wiring harness and brake controller for highlander it will be here Wednesday. Great selection and prices and fast shipping that rivals other giant online retailers.


Item is just what was described. Delivery was very speedy

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

The kit arrived very quickly, in fact shipping was moved from "5 to 7 days" to "3 to 5 days"and arrived in 5 day. During Christmas rush this was great, and really appreciated. I ask a technician friend to install it for me. It went together very nicely.

I am rating this as EXCELLENT, do to the ease of installation an the escallation of the shipping arrangement. Thank You for a great product and great service.

satisfied customer

Working great! No problems at all. Rating is still Excellent.
Larry K - 01/03/2015

1997 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

I installed the kit on a 1997 Dodge 2500. Everything worked exactly as the instructions indicated for my model. I had an existing gooseneck hitch installed, so I needed to make a few modifications to install this kit, but everything worked great.

The fifth wheel rails have worked great!
Dave W - 08/05/2016


Exactly as described. Install was super easy and THANK YOU for the supporting video. Made it so easy! The follow up phone call and customer support is over the top! etrailer - you are the best! Thank you!


Fits like a glove


The product was exactly what I order, and showed up at my house way quicker than what I thought it would. The instructions were very self explanatory the hardware and mounting brackets were all together. That makes it nice for instillation purposes.

Thanks again!!

Jared W - 10/22/2017


The rails are solid and work as expected. Unfortunately it was not clear to me from the description at that "universal" meant that you need to drill through the frame to install and that there was a custom bracket available as an alternative that lines up with existing holes in the frame. While they were very helpful and willing to do a return, the cost of shipping the new product and returning the old made the whole transaction a costly mistake.

Im planing to buy the same rails for my dodge diesel 2005 full box but do not want to make the same mistake so what kind of bracket and are they a must or makes it safer? thanks
-- comment by: Sid - 12/31/2013


Any time I have ordered items from etrailer I have been pleased. Items were as described, prices very reasonable to competitive, and fast delivery. I keep them on my address book and an icon on my desktop. Really great company to do business with.

There hasnt been any cosmetic issues like rust or productivity issues either. Holds up real well.
Nancy - 12/23/2018

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