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Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Brackets, base rails and hardware included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP50082-58 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP50082-58

  • Reese
  • Above the Bed
  • Custom

Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Brackets, base rails and hardware included.


Features:

  • Custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Vehicle-specific brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Minimizes drilling and measuring
    • Cuts installation time in half when compared with universal bracket systems
  • Kit includes custom brackets, rails and hardware
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
    • Will not fit Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • 5-Year limited warranty


50082-58 Reese Custom Quick Installation Kit

Replaces 50060-6008



RP50082-58 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP50082-58 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1999 - 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed

1999 - 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed

2008 - 2010 Ford F-450 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed




Video of Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 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 Installation - 2002 Ford F-250

Today on our 2002 Ford Super Duty, well be installing the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Install Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches, part number RP50082-58 in conjunction with the Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Square Tube Slider Dual-Jaw, part number RP30051. The first step of our install is taking the rear base rail and setting it up in our truck bed. Using the measurements provided in our install kit, well go ahead and measure it out from the end of the truck bed. Note: this does not include the tailgate. Then well measure from side to side to make sure the base rail is even. The best recommendation is to go off the weld seam of the truck bed.

Then once we have our base rail squarely in position, well need to go ahead and drill out the pilot holes for our mounting hardware. Using a small pilot bit well go ahead and drill out the holes now. Next Ill go ahead and get underneath the vehicle taking our custom side brackets, setting them into position against the frame, and making sure our pilot holes line up with the attachment holes of the side rail. Now that weve verified that our holes will line up with the side brackets, well go ahead and remove the base rail and drill them out to our final size. Using a step bit process, well slowly get larger until we get to the final drill bit size.

Now with all four holes completely drilled out, well go ahead and put our base rail back into position and install our two-inch carriage bolts. Next well go ahead and move underneath the vehicle and begin installing the side brackets. Note: some applications will have the parking brake cable bracket mounted on the outside of the drivers side frame rail. As in this case, well need to remove the bracket, cable, and hardware, to install the side bracket flush with the frame. Well be hanging onto the hardware as well use it to reinstall the bracket.

Well start with the hardware that attaches to the base rail. Well have a U-shape block that will go up against the bed corrugation. You may need to adjust the hatch handle to slide into position. This will ensure a metal-to-metal contact and that we dont crush the bed corrugation when we tighten it down. Next well install a block onto our two-inch bolt, half-inch split lock washer, and half-inch nut.

Well repeat the same process for both attachment points here on the drivers side. Now with our bracket in position, we can go ahead and reinstall the hardware for our emergency brake cable bracket. Take our bolt, slide it in behind the side bracket, then install the cable bracket and nut. Next well go ahead and install the half-inch U-bolt that goes around the forward attachment point for our side bracket. The U-bolt will go from the inside out. Then well install a half-inch conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the side bracket and a half-inch nut to secure it. Well install each of these fasteners finger-tight at this time. Next well go ahead and install the 5/8 carriage bolt, 5/8 spacer block, split lock washer, and 5/8 nut and tighten them down finger-tight. Now with all our attachment point hardware in place here on the drivers side, well go ahead and repeat the same process on the passengers side. Note: some applications it can easier to install the U space block to adjust for the bed corrugation before installing your carriage bolts for your base rail. Next well assemble the Fifth Wheel slider assembly. Well slide our straight piece into the sliders and then followed by the handle assembly. Once in position, well go ahead and install the cotter keys to secure it to the sliders. Next well install the crossmember for our slider assembly. Using the bolts provided with our install kit, well go from the inside out, securing with a half-inch nylon lock nut. Note: at this point you can adjust the head height using the holes provided in the crossmember assembly as per your trailer requirements. Now with our hardware installed, were ready to go ahead and tighten it down. Then well torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with the slider assembly ready, well go ahead and set it in the bed of the truck. Well set it into the rear rail and use it as a guide to put our front rail into position. Well go ahead and install the hold-down pins that will help square up the two base rails with the slider assembly. Next well go ahead and drill our pilot holes for attachment points for the front base rail and then remove the slider assembly and base rail and drill them out to their final size, repeating the same process we did for our rear base rail. Now with the holes drilled out, well go ahead and put our base rail back into position and drop in our hardware. Then well go ahead and install the fastening hardware, repeating the same process we did for the rear base rail; first our block, then our split lock washer and nut. Now with all our hardware installed, we can go ahead and tighten it down. As per the instructions, well start with the base rail fasteners first and then move to the side bracket fasteners. Then well torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our base rails secured, were going to add two additional attachment points for the base rails. It will be center insider attachment points. Drop our carriage bolt in and then get underneath, installing the U-shape block, cover for the bed corrugation, the large half-inch flat washer, our split lock washer, and nut. Then well go ahead and tighten down and torque to specifications. Now with the base rail and side brackets tightened and torqued to specifications, were ready to begin installing the head assembly. First, well need to install the rubber bumpers onto the crossmember with the attachment hardware; a screw and cap nut. Well go ahead and put the screw into the rubber bumper and the bumper through the pre-drilled hole. Then well secure it with the cap nut. Now well move over to the drivers side and repeat the same process. Next well go ahead and prepare the crossmember to install the head assembly. Well remove the ring clasp and large pin in the crossmember, set our head assembly into position, then reinstall the large pin and ring clip. Next well go ahead and install the handle for the locking jaws of our head assembly. The handle will simply slide on and then well install the cotter pin, folding back the tabs of the cotter pin to secure it and reinstalling the lock into position. Next well go ahead and show you the operations of your new Fifth Wheel slider assembly. The jaw handle operates by unlocking it first, pulling out and locking into the open position. Then well go ahead and lock the jaw assembly by returning the handle to its resting position and closing the clasp, locking the jaws in place. To use the slider assembly well simply take the slider handle, turn the indicator pin into the red or unlocked position, and slide our head assembly back towards the rear of the truck, then relocking into the maneuvered locked position. Once weve finished maneuvering the trailer, well simply go ahead and move the slider handle back into the unlocked position, slide the head assembly forward towards the cab of the vehicle, and then relock it in the towed position. That will complete the install of the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches, part number RP50082-58 in conjunction with the Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, part number RP30051, on our 2002 Ford Super Duty.


Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP50082-58

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (110 Customer Reviews)

Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Brackets, base rails and hardware included.

- RP50082-58
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2010 Honda Pilot

I purchased the fifth wheel with the mounting kit to fit my truck. Excellent product. Easy to assemble. Arrived quickly. I completed installation in under 4 hours Thursday night, and used it Friday to transport a camper with no trouble or issues. If you are planning on installing the mounting kit yourself, you will need a torque wrench capable of achieving 212 ft-lbs of torque, and some big muscles. I liked that I could track status of shipment in route easily from the link that was emailed to me. Had 2 minor issues neither was a big deal. I gave a score of excellent because the minor issues did not really affect me, but I am noting them because they may affect another purchaser. 1. The cardboard boxes that the unit shipped in were beat up badly from the handling during shipment. There were holes in 2 of the boxes, and the tubing for the handles were sticking out of the boxes. There were 2 missing parts from the mounting kit box. A 5/8 washer and one of the specialty 1/4 inch spacers that secures the brackets to the frame. This could have been a big deal, but I have washers, and I made a spacer in my shop to replace the missing one. I did not contact Etrailer for replacement parts because I needed to install the unit so it could be used the next day. My choice. 2. The instructions from the bracket kit led me to believe that I needed to drill 4 pilot holes in the bed for the rear bracket, when I needed to drill all five. This meant that I had to take the bracket back out to drill the center hole for the fifth bolt. It took me about 10 extra minutes to install the brackets than it should have. I felt the instructions were a little unclear on that step. Other than that the instructions were straight forward, simple and easy to follow. I would purchase this product again if I needed another wheel, and I would order from Etrailer again. 269732



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Ford F-350 Super Duty

Thanks for the fast shipment, the rails are installed in my F350, and the rails fit the Air Safe Air Box perfectly. I'm looking forward to pulling my 5th wheel in a few days with a smooth ride. Thank you Caleb for the great and fast service you provided from Etrailer. 183759



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I ordered a fifth wheel hitch from etrailer which I received at a great deal. Their follow up was excellent and your service was outstanding. Unfortunately I did not know I need an installation kit to go along with my fifth wheel hitch. So I ordered the insulation kit from etrailer which arrived in a timely manner and was complete. Now I can install my hitch. I will give you updates once it’s installed and I use it . 692485



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2006 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Was shipped fast 686791



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2006 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Fits good and installation was easy. 671605



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All hardware included and parts fit well, after 1 year I have no complaints 656704



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2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Given that this rail kit is custom-built for my truck, it fit perfectly and was easy to install. I originally ordered a universal rail kit from someplace else, but as I was preparing to install it, I realized that there was to much margin for error. The instructions were unclear for my truck and I'd have to drill a bunch of holes that might end up being wrong in the end. Additional research led me to etrailer.com where I found the rail kit I should have ordered in the first place. The website had excellent information, the right products, and a great price-match policy. I should have ordered from etrailer in the first place and saved myself a lot of time. 647702



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great and simple to use and install 638483



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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Very easy to install. I watched their online videos and followed the instructions that came with the kit step by step. I had it installed in a few hours. Installed on a 2006 F-250 Superduty 617189



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Ordered parts got them extremely fast 579739



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great product great customer service great shipping time, I had the rails installed in two hours with nothing else to buy. 578379



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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great company, shipped out same day as ordered, products are exactly as described, would/will order again when I need something. Thanks, William 573943



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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great customer service!!! Fast shipping!!! Easy easy easy installing on my 2006 ford f350 dually 8ft bed with gooseneck plate already installed!!! 555765



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2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Inexpensive. Very quick shipping. Well packaged. Easy installation (watch the etrailer install video). Poor quality material. Both frame brackets rusted out in 7 years. Purchased again because of the price. 552644



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2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Worked as expected 541486



- RP50082-58
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2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

We got our hitch rails delivered in a very short amount of time. Due to having a gooseneck under floor ball already installed, we had a mechanic uninstall that and install our new rails. He told us they were very easy to install, but only had one bolt for the front, so he added a couple more bolts and drilled 2 holes. Other than that issue, he advised they were well built and easy to install. We have our hitch on and the trailer hooked up and ready to go. 526998



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Installation took some time, just take your time and follow instructions and the end results will be rewarding and you wont have to pay the high labor rate for some shop to the work. End results money in your pocket and you know how it has been installed. 505958


Comments
All working just fine
Bill - 07/22/2019

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- RP50082-58
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1999 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Easy to install and instructions were spot on. 502137



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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

I am fairly mechanical but this bracket and rail system was not the custom fit I thought after reading the reviews. Spent the extra 100.00 to save myself some time not having to drill the frame but holes in the brackets were poorly aligned so fought that first. While trying to bolt the rails down using the supplied carriage bolts found that they were to short to get the spacers,lock washer and nut on. Called etrailer for tech support and spent 10 minutes on hold while the young lady helping me read me the directions I was looking at and then talking to someone ? in tech support who had no idea how to address my problem. Ended up calling Reese tech support directly and their suggestion was to go get longer carriage bolts. Really ? I ended up making it work but had to crank each nut and bolt down without the lock washer then taking each one back off and I had gained enough room to get everything on. It was a PITA and not what I expected with custom fit brackets. This was on a 2001 Ford with 70,000 miles that has had a bedliner its whole life so the bed was not the issue. Not sure why this happened but less than impressed. If the tolerances are this close as far as bolt length you think Reese could spring for bolts another 1/4 to 1/2" longer. 495723



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I received fifth wheel attachments Tuesday have not installed them yet but will install this weekend. It looks fairly easy to install. The shipping was awesome was here when they said it would be great job etrailer. 479991



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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I bought this for my 2004 ford f250 diesel to pull my 2014 35' fifth wheel it worked just like it should.I had it installed and the shop was very satisfied with this product. I had some questions for technical support and they were very helpful.I would rate this product as excellent. 462928



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Didn't get kit until 2nd shipment. Original shipment was missing several parts. 445281



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Fast shipping great product easy to ins tall 437138



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Ford F-250 Super Duty

Extremely fast delivery! This was my first installation that did not require drilling the frame, and it's the only way to go. No problems with the installation, and no parts were missing. Smooth job on the '99 F-250. Happy customer!!! 431853



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System was dead on and easy to install. Everything you need is included and the side plates fit my truck frame exactly. After one year of using we have had no problems. Highly recommend this piece and etrailer as well. 431017


Comments
Still working great with no problems & still shopping at Etrailer.
John T - 09/10/2018

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    I do have a solution for you, however the Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 6300 referenced in your question is designed to install using a vehicle-specific gooseneck rail kit. It cannot be mounted to standard 5th wheel base rails. If you are just needing a gooseneck trailer hitch, the custom kit for your 2001 Ford F-250/350 is the Draw-Tite # 6300-4449, which will include both the gooseneck hitch and installation rails. If you are wanting both a 5th-Wheel hitch with rails and...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-350 without Drilling
    The Curt fifth wheel bracket kit you would need to install a set of Curt rails in the bed of your 2001 Ford F-350 would be the part # C16443. This will require drilling though. For a rail and bracket kit for your truck that won't require drilling you would want the part number # RP50082-58. I attached an install video for you to check out. Since we don't recommend mixing rail and bracket manufacturers this would be your best option.
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  • Compatibility of Firestone Air Helper Spring Kit # F2550 on 2004 Ford F250 with 5th Wheel Hitch
    According to our friends at Firestone, the Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs you mentioned, part # F2550 are indeed compatible with a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch installed on a 2004 F250. The Reese fifth wheel install brackets you mentioned part # RP50082-58 would not interfere with the installation or operation of the helper spring kit.
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  • How to Install a 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30047 In the Bed of a Ford F-350 Long Bed
    Depending on the model year and design of your F-350 there could be one of several fifth wheel installation kits available. If your vehicle is 1998 or older a universal installation kit, item # RP30035, will be needed. This kit includes brackets that install under the bed of the truck and rails that install in the bed of the truck to accept any of the Reese fifth-wheel hitches, like the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 16,000 lbs, item # RP30047, that you mentioned. If your F-350 is a...
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