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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 RP30074 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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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP30074

  • 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

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


30074 Reese Elite Series, Signature Series Underbed Rail Kit



RP30074 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30074 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2002 - 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2006 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - excluding Mega Cab

2006 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2002 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 8 Foot Bed

2003 - 2013 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 - 2013 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 - 2013 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2010 - 2013 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed



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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Series Mega Cab

Today on this 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Series Mega Cab we will be installing the signature series rail kit part number 30074. The first thing we want to do in preparation to installing our cross members under the bed is to remove our spare tire and get it out of the way so we have some more working room. The cross members we are going to be installing are going to be sitting in between the two hat channels right above the exhaust and over top of the gas tank as well. On standard models you can follow the directions to fit the cross members in from underneath the bed and just manipulate them into position. However on this mega cab model the spacing is not there for us to do that so what I am going to do is loosen up the bed and slide the cross members in from the outside of the frame directly across over the top. 00:48

There are four bolts per side that are holding the bed to the frame rail. We are going to remove the two rear most bolts and just simply loosen the two forward ones so that the bed does not shift on us. With the bed loosened up we can slide our cross members into place. I am going to run the bolts in and out of the weld nuts in the side before we go ahead and do that just to make sure that they are cleaned out to make it easier to get the bolts in place. What I have done is put a block of wood here over one of the hat channels that is going to help hold the bed up while I slide my cross members through. When sliding the cross members into place we want to make sure that we have the welded plate facing towards the bottom that is going to be making contact with the frame. Next we can loosely install our frame brackets to the cross members. We are going to be using the 5/ 8 by 1- 1/ 2 inch bolts along with a lock washer and flat washer. 01:40

At this time we need to determine if we are going to be using the clamp on application for our side brackets or if we are going to be using the drilled holes where it mounts directly to the frame. For this installation we are going to be using the clamps so we need to put our clamps into place. The forward clamp that we are going to be using has the square holes in it and you see we have got one at the top and two holes at the bottom. The 1500 series will be using the top hole. The 2500 and 3500 series will use the bottom hole. That is going to align from the inside of the frame with the holes here and the bracket. Attaching to those we are going to be using the long carriage bolts and tube spacers as well. We are going to go above and below the frame. For this forward bracket we are going to be using the zinc colored tube spacers. For the rear clamp we are going to be using this one here. That is going to be attaching to this hole and it is going to go diagonally and attach to these holes as well. We are going to be using the bottom set of holes for our application. For this one we are going to be using the same carriage bolts but we are going to be using the gold colored tube spacers. At this position we are going to need to put a spacer in. This is going to need to go in between the frame bracket and the frame itself. We are going to install those now. Make sure when installing the brackets and carriage bolts that we flush against the frame. Make sure we are not pinching the wiring harnesses or the brake lines. 03:11

At the top of the bracket you will notice that it has got round holes opposed to the square holes for the carriage bolt so at this location you are going to need to add a one by two inch block. We do not want to forget to put the spacer at this location in between the frame and the bracket. We want to attach those carriage bolts to the brackets using the conical tooth washer and hex nut. Then we just want to repeat that procedure for the passenger side as well. With both frame brackets on each side we can go ahead and start tightening the bolts down so we do want to make sure that the frame brackets are sitting square evenly on both sides. With the brackets tightened down we are next going to go ahead and use the pointed bolt that is provided with the installation kit and mark out our holes that are going to need to be drilled for our puck system. Before we do that we want to remove the spacers in between the bed and the frame and also put the bed bolts back in. To mark the holes in the bed take the pointed bolt and run it into the threads in the cross members here. When we tighten that down the pointed end will make it dimple inside the bed. Note that the upper driver side hole is right above the gas tank so we will not be able to get our pointed bolt in there. Once we get the other three marked out we will take some measurements and that will tell us where to drill the hole for that location. 04:48

Now that we have used the pointed bolt we can go back inside the bed here and find the dimples that we made. On this particular vehicle they are kind of hard to see because we do have a spray in bed liner but they are sitting on the inside of this corrugation. To make sure you are finding the correct one they will be 13 inches apart. We will find the one on the driver side as well and measure out 13 inches. With those located we want to remove the bolts that are holding the frame brackets to the cross members. Just slide the cross members out of the way a little bit so when we drill our holes through the bed we do not hit the cross members and the scar those up. With the holes cut we want to take our cross members and slide them back into position both into the frame brackets and hand tighten them. We will come back inside the bed here and install our pucks. The pucks are going to sit into the cross members. The bottom will fit right in the groove in the cross member. We want to make sure we put our trim ring over top of the puck before we it. Take our button headed screw along with the lock washer and that through the hole in the puck down and thread it into the cross member and tighten those down. Continue that for all four of them and come back through and start the torquing process. Start torquing with these pucks first. Go back under the bed to first torque the cross members to the frame brackets and finally torque the frame brackets to the frame. You may notice that when you go to torque the cross members to the frame brackets that you have some interference from the overhang on the bed itself. If that is the case you may need to cut out a section to give you enough clearance to get to the bolt heads to torque them down. You can possibly move the pucks and lift the bed back up out of your way. With all of the bolts torqued down our installation is completed. Make sure that if you removed any wiring harnesses from the frame rail that you tie those back up into place and if you removed any brake lines, the same thing there. Also make sure to put the spare tire back up into position. That will conclude the installation of the signature series rail kit part number 30074.


Customer Reviews

Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP30074

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (9 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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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Installed in about 2 hours, works without adapter feet on my 2007 signature series 24k hitch. Did not install and remove rails to drill, just went slow with hole saw with rails installed. Foreward drivers side could not mark with punch sue to fuel tank so had to measure off other three. Fit around air bags and extra springs. Have used it once sonce install and seems solid. 426713



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2011 Ram 2500

Great product. Fit my truck with no pro blems! 553967



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

The hitch mount is great on its own merits. Easy to install and easy to use when switching out accessories. The service that etrailer has been phenomenal. I ordered the item with a deadline that it had to be delivered. They said they had it in stock but they were incorrect. They kept me in the loop and even expedited the shipping. Best price and customer service! 495547



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My experience was A++++++ from having Anna answer my questions regarding the Reese hitch to the follow up email form George to verify that my order came on time and I was happy. Great service ! I would definitely recommend and purchase from them again ! 448348



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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great product! I installed this myself in a few hours. Directions were clear, measured multiple times to ensure everything was square before drilling holes in the bed of the truck. Used cutting oil which was available in the plumbing section of local home improvement store when drilling the holes and helped a lot. Make sure you use the proper hole saw for cutting metal of course! I did slightly under-size the holes if I remember correctly. I believe the directions called for a 2 1/2" hole and I went 2 1/4"... given the spacing I'd re-evaluate and maybe look at 2 1/8" but regardless of the size hole being drilled, the install has been rock-solid. I've put about 1,500 miles on since the install and all is well. 277617



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Great company to deal with...fast delei vey 199800



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2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

This is the second truck using the Signature Series Fifth wheel hitch. Had a Ram 05 2500 SLT, now installing on Ram 2012 Big Horn 3500 (not dually). both beds are long box. First time on the 05 took less the 4 hrs. Pretty simple, directions were good. This time not so smooth. Don't have the MEGA Cab but after wasting too much time trying to insert the rails(which I did on the first truck), just decided to follow the MEGA option and raise the truck bed. Also needed to remove the fender well cover on Driver side to access the area. Once I did this went pretty smooth. One ground lug had to be relocated which fell right in the middle of the plate on driver's side. Exhaust is always in the way for what you are about to do. Good idea to run all bolts into rails to clean out threads before install, especially the pointed locator bolt supplied. Also removed the spare tire and heat shield. Just do it, you will be thankful for the extra space. 80580



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2012 Ram 3500

this is the only way to go this is the third one I have installed, and alos etrailer has the best price. 68342



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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

This is an excellent product, all parts were correct. The install was challenging but was accomplished in the freezing cold of my driveway and it was the first fifth wheel hitch I ever installed thanks to the etrailer videos and instructions from the manufacturer's website. 27276


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Ram Truck Factory Puck System for 5th Wheel Hitches
    The Ram OEM 5th wheel puck system, shown in the linked photo and article, was launched in 2013 so what you have in your truck is likely to be an aftermarket installation of some kind. These newer Ram trucks with the factory prep can directly accept a specialized 5th wheel hitch such as the B&W # BWRVK3600 or the Curt # C16545-16021. Such hitches drop right into those factory pucks, allowing you to completely remove the hitch for a clear bed when necessary for cargo. Without seeing the...
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  • Rubber Plugs to Cover Factory Puck System on 2017 Ram Truck
    For your 2017 Ram with the factory puck system, you will just need the Reese Rubber Hole Cover # RP30136 for the center gooseneck hitch ball location and the Draw-Tite Puck Plug # 58199 for the 5th wheel or safety chain locations. The Draw-Tite Puck Plugs include 2 covers, so you will want to order 2 to cover all 4 of the puck openings.
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  • Under-Bed 5th Wheel Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500 Crew Cab Long Bed
    We have quite a few under-bed 5th wheel hitch options for your 2013 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with the 8ft bed. I'll start by giving you my recommendations, but I've also attached a link to all of our under-bed options for you to check out. I strongly recommend the B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch, # BWGNRK1313 (for Diesel models only) or # BWGNRK1308 (for Gas models only) paired with the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500. This combination has everything you are looking for with a 20K...
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  • Comparing Curt and Reese 5th Wheel Hitches for Use with a 2012 Ram 3500 8' Bed
    When it comes to choosing the best 5th wheel hitch everybody has a subjective opinion based on their experience and the experience of people they know or have spoken with. Most 5th wheel hitch manufacturers have good/better/best choices so if someone were to use a good option from Curt but a better option from Reese (or vice versa) that would influence their opinion. For example, when you input your 2012 Ram 3500 into our fitguide the first couple of options that pop up are from Curt...
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  • How to Use the B&W Companion OEM Ford 5th-Wheel Hitch on a 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup
    Yes, the B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3300 will work with the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit part # RP30074 on your 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup. The Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit is pretty much the same as the factory prep package on Ford Super Duty trucks which is why the B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch will fit and work well for you. I would also take a quick measurement using the photo below to make sure you do indeed have the Under-Bed Rail and Installation...
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  • Rail Kit Recommendation for 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 for Signature Series 5th Wheel Hitch
    The rail kit you need to install your Signature Series fifth wheel hitch in the bed of your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 is the part # RP30074. You'll also need the Signature Series fifth wheel adapter kit part # RP58419 since the Elite rails are slightly different now but basically the same.
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  • Fifth Wheel Towing with 2013 Ram 3500 Equipped with Ramboxes
    You have heard correctly. The Sidewinder will move the pivot point between the hitch and the fifth wheel far enough to the rear so that the pin box won't hit the inside edges of the top of the bed side during turns. You could use a sliding hitch if you already have one, but you'll need to make sure that the hitch stays in the forward towing position at all times. The Sidewinder is specific to the pin box model, so you'll need to know which pin box you have. There should be a sticker...
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  • Can the Under-Bed Rail Kit # RP30074 be Used with a PullRite SuperGlide on a 2012 Ram 3500
    If your PullRite SuperGlide 5th wheel hitch mounts to industry standard bed rails then you can install the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP30074 on your 2012 Ram 3500 and then use the Adapter # RP30156 for a fit. This adapter provides attachment points that match any 5th wheel hitch that fits industry standard rails. Should you be doing any gooseneck towing in the future you may want to go with the Reese Elite Series Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP30158-52 instead. It combines...
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  • Underbed 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2011 Ram 2500 Crew Cab and Signature Series Hitch
    For your 2011 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 short bed you can use underbed installation kit # RP30074 to mount your Signature Series 5th wheel trailer hitch. The 30067 kit is no longer available. The recommended in-bed wiring harness for your truck is # 50-97-410.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch For a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel Long Bed Crew Cab
    For a 5th wheel trailer hitch that will fit in below the bed rails I recommend the Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30142. This hitch has an 18k capacity and fits in the below the bed rails which will leave the truck bed fully accessible just like you want. The installation kit is # RP30074. I have included some links to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. This hitch also comes with an in-bed wiring harness. I have included an additional link...
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  • Ball Hole Cover for Gooseneck Hitch in 2017 Ram
    The linked page shows all gooseneck ball hole covers we offer including the Reese part # RP30136 which measures 3-1/2-inches outside diameter and 2-3/8-inches inside diameter. We also have magnetic covers from Reese's sister-brand Draw-Tite, parts # 58389 (3-1/2-inches overall) and # 5983 (8-1/2 x 5-5/8). We do not offer an exact match to the OEM cover.
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  • Rail Kit Recommendation for 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 For Draw Tite Elite Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch
    The correct rail kit you'd need to install a Draw Tite Signature Series hitch in your 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed is the part # RP30074. Only other thing you'd need is the Signature Series to Elite rail kit adapter part # RP58419 and you'd be set. The wiring kit you'd need to install a 7-way into the bed of your truck is the part # 51-97-411 which uses the same square connector your truck has for trailer wiring.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Under-Bed Rails Recommended for 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
    For a system that uses underbody rails for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab, I recommend the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP30074. Typically, with a 6 foot bed, you would want to use a sliding fifth wheel hitch in order to complete a 90 degree turn. The sliding fifth wheel hitch that is compatible with the underbody # RP30074 is the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # RP30144. However, we have found that often a sliding 5th wheel hitch...
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  • Under-Bed Rail Kit to Install Reese 24K Signature Series Hitch on 2003 Dodge Ram 3500
    It sounds like you have either a Reese Elite Series or Signature Series 5th Wheel hitch. If this is the case, the Reese # RP30074 Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit would be the correct kit for your truck. If you do not already have a 7-way trailer connector installed in the bed of your truck, you can install one using part # 51-97-411. I have linked you to some installation videos that you might find helpful.
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  • Is Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Required with Reese Revolution Pin Box on 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    The Reese Revolution Pin Box on your 5th wheel trailer should offer enough extra clearance for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 and trailer without the need for a sliding fifth wheel hitch. In order to confirm this, there are some measurements we can take using the rail kit instructions on a compatible 5th Wheel Hitch. For a fixed fifth wheel, I recommend the Reese # RP30047, along with the Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50140-58. This system has a 16,000 lbs gross towing weight...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation Kit for 1998 Dodge Ram 3500
    For the 1998 Dodge Ram truck, the only available fifth wheel installation kit available would be a universal kit, like the # RP30035 from Reese. This kit uses brackets that bolt directly to the truck's frame, and drilling is required. The Reese Elite Under-Bed Mount you referenced, part # RP30074 is a fit for 2003-2013 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks and would not fit on your 1998 Ram. This install kit does indeed clamp around the frame members, rather than bolting to them. Reese's design and...
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  • 4-Bolt 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8 Foot Bed
    It sounds like either the previous owner used a 4-bolt universal above the bed kit or you have an underbed mounting system. If the holes are small and the rails were above the bed when they were installed it may have been the discontinued universal 4-bolt kit like 30095. If the holes are large and have pucks in them then it may be fitting with Elite Series mounting kit # RP30074 or a similar kit such as a Valley UBS system. I have included links to the instructions for each kit...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit for a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
    If your Reese hitch uses the standard above bed base rails, then I would recommend installing the Reese Custom Above Bed Install Kit, # RP50140-58. I have attached a link to the installation instructions for this kit as well. If you have the Reese Elite Series or Signature Series sliding fifth wheel hitch, then the below-bed installation kit for your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Mega Cab is the Reese Custom Install Kit, # RP30074. There should be a decal on your hitch that indicates...
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  • What is the Difference Between Signature Series Install Kits 30074 and 30067
    The Signature Series Reese hitches are indeed the puck systems. Both installation kits, part 30067 and part # 30074, will fit your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The 30067 will require drilling the truck frame and was made obsolete a while back. The 30074 is a custom designed install kit that will bolt to existing mount locations and clamps around the frame so that no drilling is necessary. This reduces install time and some people do not want to add any holes to their truck frame. Most...
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 for Curt E16 Hitch
    Dodge did finally start offering fifth wheel hitch prep packages on their newer trucks, but back in 2006 they did not. The Reese Elite Rail kit part # RP30074 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Ram with Mega Cab and would work great with the # RP30156 adapter. This adapter will allow the Curt E16 Fifth Wheel hitch # 16516 as well.
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  • Reese Elite 18K 5th Wheel Hitch RP30144 and Rail Kit RP30074 Compatibility with a 2011 Dodge Ram
    The Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider and Wiring Harness, part # RP30144, and Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30074, would be a very good choice for your 2011 Dodge Ram. On trucks with beds shorter than 8 feet, it is recommended that you install a fifth wheel hitch that has a slider in it to give you additional clearance during tight cornering. I attached an FAQ article below on fifth wheel hitches that you should find informative. I...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
    For a 5th wheel trailer hitch, it really depends on what features you want and how much the trailer weighs. If you will be needing to use the bed when not towing the trailer and want an underbed mount, you would use # RP30074. Then you could use the Reese Elite Series hitch, 18K, # RP30144. This is the Reese top of the line hitch with the most secure jaw, 4-Way pivoting head, and wide 9 inch funnel. If you want to go with above the bed rails and a hitch that is more economical,...
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  • Reese Under-Bed Installation Kit and Fifth Wheel Recommendation for 2012 Dodge Ram Power Wagon
    There are two under bed installation kits available for your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon. The choices are either the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Under Bed Kit # RP30852 or the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Under Bed Kit # RP30074. Both kits have a wide platform that ensures hitch stability, use the Power Puck system and are black powder coated steel that resists corrosion. Advantages to the Elite Series Gooseneck # RP30852 is that this gives you the option of adding...
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  • Reese 25K Elite 5th Wheel Hitch Kit Recommendation for a Dodge Ram 3500 with an 8 Foot Bed
    Yes, you would need to get a Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - 26,500 lbs, part # RP30871, and a Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # RP30074. This is the same style hitch you are referring to that the new Ford trucks have that utilizes a puck system that allows for quick and simple hitch removal. You will need to remove two 4 inch by 19 inch sections of your bed liner in order to complete...
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  • Is a Sidewinder Pin Box Compatible With a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch?
    To use any Sidewinder pin box like # RP61452, you will not be able to keep your B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck hitch because it is not made for the torque when turning required for that system. No adapter will solve this. However, there is still a way to allow you to tow a gooseneck trailer using a 5th wheel rail kit. You have a couple options. If you want to keep a clean bed, then you can use the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30074...
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  • Under-bed Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit and Sidewinder Recommendations for a 2007 Ram 3500 Short Bed
    You are correct that the Reese Under-Bed Rail installation kit # RP30074 is confirmed as a fit for your truck. I have included an installation video of this Under-Bed Rail system installed on truck very similar to your. Since you do have a short bed truck, you will need either a sliding hitch or a Sidewinder for sharp cornering and maneuvering. I have included some informational articles about both sliding 5th wheel hitches and sidewinders for your reference. It would work great...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Ram 2500 Short Bed 4WD
    You will need a sliding type 5th wheel hitch for your 2012 Ram 2500 short bed pickup to give you enough clearance for tight turns with your Palomino 5th wheel. Although your trailer's gross weight is 14K I do suggest a hitch rated for at least 18K to give you a good safety margin. Using a higher-rated hitch also means things will tend to last longer and be more reliable. For an above-bed base rail set-up I really like the B&W Patriot # BWRVK3270 along with its custom-fit rail kit # BWRVK2600...
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  • Does Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP30074 Fit 2015 Ram 2500 6ft-Bed Without Rail Kit
    The Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP30074 that you referenced is a fit for the Ram 2500 with 6-foot bed up to the 2013 model year. This will not fit your 2015 Ram 2500 without the factory-installed rail kit. I confirmed this with my contact at Reese. Also there is no plan to offer a rail kit for your truck that will accept the Elite Series hitches. The good news is that we can offer you other options for 5th wheel towing. The link at right will show you the recommended...
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  • Comparing Reese Underbed 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500
    The difference between the 5th wheel installation kits # RP30852 and # RP30074 is what they fit. Kit # RP30852 is designed for 2010 to current Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 series. Kit # RP30074 was originally designed for the Signature Series hitches and it fits various Ram models going back to 2002. There is also a capacity difference. Kit # RP30852 is rated for 25,000 pounds while # RP30074 is rated for 18,000 pounds. However, you should always go by what the truck is rated for as stated...
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  • Can a Reese Signature Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Reese Elite Rails
    Your Reese Signature Series Fifth Wheel hitch will fit the Elite rail kit part # RP30074, but you will need to use the adapter part # RP58419. The # RP30074 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed as well.
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