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Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Custom, under-bed rail kit provides uninhibited use of your truck bed once hitch is removed and features Reese's easy and secure Power Puck mounting system. Works with Elite Series and Signature Series fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP30073 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

  • Reese
  • Below the Bed
  • Custom

Custom, under-bed rail kit provides uninhibited use of your truck bed once hitch is removed and features Reese's easy and secure Power Puck mounting system. Works with Elite Series and Signature Series fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches.


  • Installation kit is designed for use with Reese Elite Series and Signature Series 5th-wheel and gooseneck trailer hitches
  • Under-bed rails provide complete access to truck bed when hitch is removed
    • No exposed rails
    • 4 Small mounting holes sit flush with truck bed
  • Power Puck system allows quick, simple mounting and removal of hitch
  • Wide platform ensures absolute hitch stability
  • Vehicle-specific design reduces installation time and requires less drilling than universal systems
    • Brackets mount on the outside of vehicle frame rails
    • Crossmembers sit along top of vehicle frame rails, beneath bed
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Rails and installation hardware included


  • Application: Reese Elite Series and Signature Series 5th-wheel and gooseneck trailer hitches
  • Capacity: 18,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

30073 Reese Elite Series, Signature Series Underbed Rail Kit

Installation Details RP30073 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP30073

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Custom, under-bed rail kit provides uninhibited use of your truck bed once hitch is removed and features Reese's easy and secure Power Puck mounting system. Works with Elite Series and Signature Series fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches.

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2006 Volkswagen CC

Just finished installation on my 2006 F-250 CC SB. Going at a leisurely pace, it took me about 5 hours altogether. Watch their install videos on YouTube a couple times, and you'll hardly have to even reference the instructions. GREAT "how-to" videos! I had to make a local hardware store run to pick up a 2.5" hole saw (got the Milwaukee Hole Dozer, and it worked great), 15/16" socket for bolt installs, and 5/8" drill bit (instructions call for a 21/32" but the 5/8" works just fine and is a LOT easier to find). If you live up north like me, recommend you put on a coating of anti-seize on the bolts. And a couple days before you're going to tackle this project, hit the lower portion of the bed bolts (under the bed) with some PB blaster. Mine were pretty bound up in there. And finally, after you drill the holes in the bed, hit the exposed metal with some rustoleum or 3M coating to protect from rust. Other than that, the install was simple and straight-forward. 388711

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The hitch system I ordered worked out great and fit perfectly. I had an issue with the harness. One of the wires was pulled out of the socket, but etrailer had me another one in the mail the same day I called. Excellent customer service. 764030

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Easy install, works great! I fully enjoy and appreciate the follow up! Thank you! 735679

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2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Product was easy to order. When I called etrailer, Olivia was very knowledgeable and helpful and even sent me an email on the part number that I needed so I could click on it. Can't wait to get it mounted. Would buy from them again. 703035

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2007 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Helpful friendly service. Order was received ahead of schedule and fit perfectly 509801

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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Excellent under bed bracket. I have a 2001 Ford F-350 2WD DRW and wanted to upgrade to the newer puck system. The brackets fit perfect and the finished hitch is amazing. I would recommend this item as well as etrailer for their inventory selection, excellent customer service and follow-up. 433225

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2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Installation was straight forward via the directions. With the help of a friend handing tools it came together quickly. Many thanks to the staff that sent the proper rail kit for my 2008 F-350SD Air ride hitch. 276883

my air ride hitch and kit are working out well together
Frank V - 07/27/2017


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Ordered the product from the website and it showed that the part was in-stock when it fact it wasn't. Turns out there was a nation wide backlog and had to wait 3-4 weeks to finally get the rails. Etrailer was great at keeping me updated and great about responding to my requests for information. Would have given 5 stars, but website didn't reflect actual availability when I ordered. Besides the wait,......was a good experience. 273849

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1999 Ford F-250-and-F-350-Super-Duty

It worked great! just as advertised 249409

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I had to drill a few holes in the frame and truck bed got the 2 1/2" hole saw, t50 star bit, and 5/8" drill bit, and hex bit, from Lowe's Home Improvement. Would have better if these items were included in package or info on were they can be purchased. also helps to have a friend to help that's handy with tools! 70216


Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • How To Use a PullRite SuperGlide 3300 with Pucks On a 2005 Ford F-350
    In order to utilize an underbed mounting system on your 2005 Ford F-350 you will first need to obtain the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series part # RP30073. Once you have this installed you are then going to need a few adapters to convert your PullRite SuperGlide 3300 to the above pucks. For this, you will need Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter part # RP30156 and the Industry Standard Rail Adapter Kit for Traditional Series SuperGlide 4409. The Industry Standard...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F250 Short Bed with Elite Rails
    Sounds like you have the Reese Underbed Elite Rail Kit part # RP30073 installed in the bed of your 2005 Ford F250 short bed. The correct slider hitch you would want would be the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # RP30144.
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  • Can Reese Hitch RP30047 Be Used with the Elite Series Mount Kit RP30073
    The Reese Fifth Wheels, part # RP30047 and part # RP30047A, are not Elite Series hitches. They will not bolt to the Elite Series legs or sliders. You can use the RP30047A head, with other legs or a slider, on your 2005 Ford Super Duty, but it will not be an under bed mount system. You will have rails in the bed. If you do not want rails in your bed, you would have to use an Elite Series hitch and mount kit. In order to use the RP30047A head, you would need legs, part # RP30727,...
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  • Correct Underbed 5th Wheel Mount for a 2009 Ford F-350
    The correct underbed fifth wheel mounting system for a 2009 Ford F-350 (Excluding Cab and Chassis Models) is the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP30073. This will then work with the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30871. Please note, there are no underbed fifth wheel mounting systems for cab and chassis models.
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  • Do Reese Elite Pucks Stick Up Above Truck Bed
    When installed the Reese Elite Rail Kit part # RP30073 will have pucks that stick up about 1/2 an inch. You installed your correctly based on what you said. I attached a picture that shows how tall the pucks would be in the bed of your truck. We do not offer low profile pucks.
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  • Will 5th Wheel Hitch for Ford Trucks w/Factory Prep Package Fit Install Kit RP30073 in 2002 F-250
    The Reese under-bed rail and installation kit # RP30073 is going to be the same as what you had in the 2015 Ford F-350. So you will be able to reuse your trailer hitch with the 2002 Ford F-250! I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this kit for you.
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  • Will the Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch Fit in a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Yes, you can install a Reese Elite 5th Wheel, like # RP30142, in your 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty as long as you use the Under-Bed Rail Kit for Reese Elite Hitches, # RP30073. The Under-Bed Installation Kit, # RP30073, will allow you to install the Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch that uses the puck mounting system. This Reese mounting kit will fit your 1999 Ford F-250 and will give you a clean under-bed installation to install the Elite hitch. When you need access to your bed, you can remove...
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  • How to Identify if a Truck has Reese Elite or Signature Series Rail Kit Installed
    Check out the picture I attached that shows the dimensions of what Reese Elite or Signature Series pucks would be in the bed of a truck like yours. If you measure the center to center distance of the pucks, and they come out to be 13 by 30 inches, they are Reese Elite rails that would be compatible with the Reese Elite 18K hitch # RP30142 or the 26.5K model, part # RP30871. If you wished to use a different hitch that's compatible with industry standard bed rails, an adapter is available,...
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  • Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2009 Ford F-250
    Yes, the Reese Elite (also called Signature Series) 5th wheel hitches are compatible with the Ford under-bed rail installation kit # RP30073. This kit is a correct fit for your 2009 Ford Super Duty long-bed pickup. An installation video is linked for you. If you also need a 5th wheel wiring harness for the truck bed you can use part # PK11893-11932 from Pollak, which simply plugs in at your bumper-mounted trailer socket to give you a second 7-way in the bed. Both connectors remain active.
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  • Hole Size on Reese Underbed 5th Wheel Install Kit Pucks and 5th Wheel Trailer Wiring 2010 Ford F-250
    When installing the underbed 5th wheel installation kit # RP30073 the holes for the pucks need to be 2-1/2 inches as indicated in the instructions that I have linked for you. You will need a 2-1/2 inch hole saw to make the cuts. If your 2010 Ford F-250 came with a factory 7-Way trailer connector at the back, you can use gooseneck/fifth wheel wiring harness # 50-97-410, and it will just plug in line with the factory wiring. The wiring harness is 9 feet long so you can install it ahead...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch And Custom Rails Using Puck System On 2001 Ford F-250 w/ Firestone Bags
    For your underbed puck system on a 2001 Ford F-250, I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30073. This system is a custom fit for your vehicle and will give you the 4-puck system similar to those you see in the factory rail kits in current vehicle models. For the hitch that is compatible with these pucks, I recommend the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000...
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  • How to Install the Factory Ford Puck System on a 2007 Ford F-350
    In order to gain the factory Ford puck system used on the newer Ford F-Series pickup trucks on your 2007 Ford F-350 you will want to use the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP30073. This rail kit mounts under the truck bed and will give you the same puck system used on the newer Ford trucks. The rail kit will work with any 5th wheel hitch designed to fit Ford's factory puck system. For a 5th wheel hitch that will work well with...
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  • LoadLifter 5000 Compatibility With Reese Underbed Rail Kit On A 2006 Ford F-250
    You can install a 5th wheel hitch with your AirLift LoadLifter 5000 air bags but the frame brackets on the 5th wheel installation kit part # RP30073 will interfere with the mounting location on the AirLift part # AL57212. Therefore, it is not compatible with the Reese Under Bed Rail Kit part # RP30073 without further modifications that would void the warranty. The only 5th wheel option that will enable you to keep your current airbag setup entails the use of our Reese Universal Base...
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  • Under-Bed Fifth Wheel Rail Kit for 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The Reese Under-Bed Rail Kit # RP30073 that you referenced is designed for older model year Super Duty trucks and will not fit your 2017 Ford F-250. The under-bed kits we currently carry for your truck are the Demco # DM8551009 to be used with Demco fifth wheel hitches # DM8550032, # DM8550022, or # DM8550037 and the B&W # BWGNRK1116-5W to be used with the B&W Companion hitches # BWRVK3500-5W or # BWRVK3400-5W.
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  • Air Bag Kit Recommendation for 2006 Ford F-250 with Elite Reese Rail Kit
    Firestone has their Ride Rite kit part # F2400 that is confirmed to fit your 2006 Ford F-250 and is also compatible with in-bed fifth wheel hitches like your Reese Elite kit # RP30073. The Firestone bags are the highest quality air bags too which means they'll last the longest and be less prone to failure.
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  • Would Fifth Wheel Hitch that Fits Reese Elite Hitch also Fit Ford Hitch Prep Rail Kit
    Yes, the Ford hitch prep package uses the same dimensions as the Reese Elite rail kits like the part # RP30073 that you referenced. A hitch like the part # RP30142 would fit the Elite rail kit as well as a Ford hitch prep package.
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  • Replacement Trim Rings for Reese Aftermarket Elite Series Installation Kit on 2013 Ford Super Duty
    I spoke with my contact at Reese and he said that all aftermarket Elite Series installation kits use the same trim ring # RP58458. These cannot be used to replace the trim rings if the truck has the factory installed kit. But since you have said you just installed the kit it sounds like it is aftermarket so # RP58458 would fit.
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  • Are Replacement Parts Available For Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30073
    We do have replacement parts for the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30073. The replacement puck is the Draw-Tite Replacement Signature Series Puck Service Kit, # 58253, and it is the puck, trim ring, bolt and lock washer. The puck plug cover is the Draw-Tite Replacement Puck Plug Cover, # 58199, and it is a quantity of one.
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  • Replacement Puck Plugs for Reese 18K Signature Series Fifth Wheel Hitch
    Yes, we do have the puck plugs! The Replacement Puck Plug for Signature Series Fifth Wheel Rails is part # 58199. The plugs are sold in sets of two, and can be seen by clicking on the link I have provided below.
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  • How to Use a Standard Reese 5th Wheel Hitch with an Under Bed Rail Kit
    In order to use a standard above bed 5th wheel hitch with an under bed rail kit you are going to need to use an adapter. The correct adapter if available will depend on which under bed rail kit you have. For example, if you have the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit part # RP30073 which is a fit for a 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 then you are going to need to use the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter part # RP30156. This adapter would then allow you to use any 5th wheel hitch that...
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  • Will the Curt Q25 With the 16017 Leg Kit Fit the Under-Bed Kit # RP30073 for a 2009 Ford F-250
    The Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 is compatible with the newer Ford OEM puck packages. Since the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP30073 that fits your 2009 Ford F-250 has the pucks in the same location, the Curt hitch is compatible with this under-bed kit. Please note that the under-bed kit is rated for 18,000 lbs. Even though the Q24 is rated for 24,000 lbs you are limited to your lowest rated component. It is best to always check your owner's manual to ensure you don't exceed the...
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  • Availability of Replacement Slider 18K Signature Series 5th Wheel RP30144 2015 F350 SD w/Short Bed
    Sounds like you are looking for the replacement slider legs to the 18K # RP30144. I spoke to my contact at the manufacturer. The slider part of the # RP30144 5th wheel hitch is no longer available separately. Your best bet is to replace the entire unit. Since you will need to replace your unit one 5th wheel that may interest you is the Demco Hijacker 18K # DM8550024. I really like the Hijacker's AutoSlide technology because you never have to get in or out of your bed to adjust the...
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  • Need Replacement Puck Trim Rings For Reese 18K GM Elite Series
    I contacted our representative at Draw-Tite about replacement trim rings for your Reese 18K Elite Series on your 2008 Chevrolet 2500. For a full set of 4 trim rings, you will need Replacement Trim Rings, part # RP58458. For just one ring and replacement hardware and puck, we have Puck Service Kit # 58253.
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  • 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Needed to Tow 38 Foot Landmark Grand Canyon with 2012 Ford F250
    The best option is to use the correct hitch for the correct trailer and avoid using an adapter. The 5th wheel to gooseneck adapters, for the most part can be hard on the frame of a 5th wheel. Certain frame manufacturers will void the frame warranty if an adapter is used, but Lippert who is probably the largest frame manufacturer out there says that the Reese Goosebox is an approved method of towing a 5th wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch without causing undue stress on the frame. None...
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  • Help Determine What Fifth Wheel Hitch Rails Were on 2006 Ford F-350 with Holes in Bed
    Do the holes match what you see in the attached picture? Most likely they do as it sounds like you had a Reese Elite series fifth wheel hitch rail kit installed. If that was the case you'd need the rail kit part # RP30073 to replace what was there. Then you'd need the Elite hitch part # RP30142 for a stationary hitch or the # RP30144 for a slider hitch if you have short bed truck.
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  • Reese Elite Underbed Fifth Wheel Rail Kit and Gooseneck Hitch Adapter for 2010 Ford F-350
    The correct Reese Elite fifth wheel rail kit for your 2010 Ford F-350 is actually the part # RP30073. Then for an adapter to convert it to a gooseneck ball you'd want the part # RP30845 and you'd be set.
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  • Reese Signature Series 18K Fifth Wheel Hitch has 1/2 Inch of Movement at Pivot Pin
    You may need to go back and check that all of the nuts and bolts on the head are properly torqued down. Considering the amount of forces involved it is only a matter of time before something needs to be tightened down again. It could also be that there has always been movement but over time the hitch has lost lubrication and needs to be re-lubricated. You can follow the maintenance and before each trip sections of the linked instructions for that. The instructions are on the Elite Series...
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2000 Ford F-350
    Back in 2000 Ford did not have a factory below-bed fifth wheel rail kit but we have basically the exact same kit available for a 2000 Ford F-350. For that you'd want the Reese Elite kit part # RP30073. The same hitches that fit the Ford underbed rail kit fits the Elite rail kit so this would give you basically the exact same thing. Then for a hitch the Reese Elite part # RP30142 would be an excellent option that has an 18k capacity and a jaw system that holds the king pin very tightly.
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  • Can a Gooseneck Hitch Be Used with the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit Part # RP30073
    Reese and Draw-Tite are both brands that are distributed under the parent company, Cequent Performance. The part number you gave for the hitch "40259" is for the Signature Series 24K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch by Draw-Tite and Reese which uses the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit part # RP30073. In order to use a gooseneck hitch with the Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit you are going to want the Reese Elite Series Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # RP30845...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Needed to Fit with Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL88398 on a 2008 Ford F-250
    The Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP30073 may fit with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL88398 according to my contact at Air Lift but you may have to do some drilling into the 5th wheel brackets. I don't advise doing this so instead I recommend going with the B&W Gooseneck Kit # BWGNRK1108-5W which already has a hole in the bracket where the bolt from your air bag kit will fit. This will not only allow you to tow a gooseneck trailer, but you can still tow a 5th wheel trailer...
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  • How to Use a Signature Series 5th Wheel Hitch with the Reese Elite Series Under-bed Rails
    To use your Signature Series fifth wheel hitch with the Elite Series under-bed rails, you will need the Signature Series Hitch Adapter, # RP58419. If your Signature Series hitch uses a slider, then you will not need to use the handles in this kit, you should use the original handles.
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