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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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2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

  • 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

Installation Details RP50082-58 Installation instructions

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 Reese Quick-Install 5th Wheel Base Rails Kit Installation - 2009 Ford F-250

Speaker 1: Today on our 2009 Ford F250 we'll be having a look at and installing the Reese quick install custom base rails and installation kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches, part number RP50082-58. Here's what our rails look like installed. These are industry standard rails which will accept many gooseneck adapters and other rail mounted accessories. These outboard mounted rails make for a quick and easy install and helps cut installation time almost in half compared to universal mounted rail kits. Now, compared to other rails systems on the market, these don't stick up very high above the bed of our truck at all, giving us maximum amount of bed space that we can utilized. Now when we have a plastic drop-in bed liner such as this truck, once we've cut out around it in order to install our rails properly you can see that it almost sits even with our plastic drop-in bed liner, giving us the maximum ability to lay stuff flat in the bed of our truck.One great feature about these rails is the high gloss black power coat finish that they have will offer a superior rust and corrosion prevention over the years.

These rails are super easy to use when securing your gooseneck or fifth wheel adapters. We'll show you now with our fifth wheel head. Simply take your fifth wheel, drop it down into place, and you secure it with pins and clips. Just like that, once you've secured all four corners you're ready to hook up to your particular style of trailer.Now that we've gone over some features of our Reese outboard rails, we'll show you how to get them installed. First thing we need to see is if our vehicle is equipped with a plastic drop-in bed liner such as the F250 that we have here today, we need to put our rails in the approximate position of where they're going to go.

In order to get those appropriate measurements that you can find in the instructions, you measure from the end of the bed, not the end of your tailgate. Once we get our rail in the appropriate general area where it's going to reside, we measured out about an inch around our rail, all the way around it and made some marks. We placed our unassembled fifth wheel head on this rail so we can line and position for the second rail, and we did the same thing. Now we're going to cut out these large squares so we have full metal to metal contact with our rail underneath the bed liner. You have multiple ways of doing this.

I'm going to do it with the bed liner still in the bed of the truck. If you'd like you could remove it and use a jigsaw and you can cut through it really quickly. I'm just going to use a rotary tool in order to do this.Okay, now that we've got it trimmed we can just lift up on it and we can set it aside, and we'll do the same for the other rail. Okay, with our second one notched we can start the removal process. Now that we have where our rails are going to sit trimmed out we need to find where the exact spot is that our back rail's going to sit.

To do that we'll take our tape measure. With it slid underneath our bed liner and hooked to the end of our bed now, we can measure out where the back edge of our rear rail is going to sit, and we'll make several marks so that it's in the appropriate spot. We'll also measure from side to side to ensure that we're centered. Now with our marks made we can take our rail, slide it so that it hits those marks that we made, and we can make our pilot holes at this point in time.Now for our back rail we'll be drilling five pilot holes. We'll be using the end ones here, furthest out on both sides of the rail, and then the center one here closest to the front of the vehicle. We'll drill a small pilot hole to start. Okay, now we'll take our frame bracket on the passenger side of the truck, and we'll be doing the same thing on the driver's side. We want to make sure that the holes that we drilled line up with the slots for the rear side of our rail bracket. We'll slide this in position and we can see that our holes are lining up dead center with our bracket, so this is exactly where we want them. Now on our driver's side frame rail, if your vehicle has a gasoline engine you'll have this hose running over the top of the frame rail. We need to take a trim panel tool here, or a flat head screw driver, and help pop this hose loose from the top of the frame rail, just like that. This will give us room to get our brackets into place.Now, again on gasoline engine equipped vehicles we have two hoses on the inside of our driver's side frame rail. We need to pop these loose using a trim panel tool. In some instances you may have a bolt on the outside edge of the frame that you can remove. We don't have that. Ours is just clipped in place. With that popped loose we'll be able to get our hardware in place now. Now that we've verified that our holes are lined up and we have everything out of the way of our frame that's going to potentially be in the way, we can take our rail, get it out of the way and we'll enlarge our holes with a step bit to the appropriate size. Now to help prevent some rust well use some spray paint around the inside edge of our holes that we drilled out. This will keep them from having rust over the course of time. If you have a spray-in bed liner, that's great for you. You can just use flat black spray paint. If you don't have that, clear coat's your best option, that way you don't have to worry about it matching the bed of your truck.Now that our clear coat's dried, we'll take our U shaped spacers and we'll stick them down inside the corrugation next to our outer holes. We'll make sure our U faces towards our hole, and we'll do this on all four corners. The reason I'm putting these in place is so our bed is not crushed when we tighten down our hardware, ensuring metal to metal contact. With those in place we'll set our rail back down into position. Now we'll drop down our carriage bolts. You can see where our bolts drop down for our rail. Now we'll take our frame bracket and we'll slide it up onto those bolts. We'll take one of our spacers here, stick it onto our bolt, place on a lock washer and we'll thread on a nut. We'll use this to help support the weight of the frame bracket so we can install the frame hardware. We'll get one started for now, and that will be good for us. We'll get our second one on now.Now we'll take our block for our frame, slide it between the frame and our frame bracket and this will take up the gap between the two. We'll take our carriage bolt and insert it through the hole. Then we'll knock our carriage bolt into the hole in the frame. Here's where our bolt comes through behind where those emissions lines were. We'll slide our block onto the bolt now. We'll slide on our 5/8 lock washer and then our 5/8 nut. We're just doing everything loosely attached right now. Now we'll take our U-bolt. We'll slide it behind our emissions line here, go behind this one here too, rotate it and get it into the holes in our bracket. Now we'll take our conical tooth washer, the teeth will face towards our frame bracket, slide it over our U-bolt and we'll loosely thread on our nut. We'll do the same for the upper part of the U-bolt up here. Now that we have our driver's side frame bracket in place we can repeat the same process on the passenger's side. It is a lot easier because there's no fuel lines, emissions lines or break lines that are in the way.Now that we have our frame brackets in place and our hardware loosely started for our rear rail, we'll use our fifth wheel to get the proper positioning for our front rail. Now that we've dropped in our fifth wheel head to center our rails up in place we made sure they're parallel with each other by measuring the distance between our rails on both sides, made sure our rails are centered in our truck bed. Now we will drill out our appropriate holes. We'll be using our two outermost holes yet again. For our center hole this time we will be using the hole that's closest to the end of the truck bed, closest to our other rail. Okay, with our pilot holes made now, we can take our fifth wheel head, raise it up, slide it out of the way, take our rail and get it out of the way, and we'll enlarge our holes to the appropriate size. With all of our holes enlarged we'll use our clear coat again to make sure we don't get any rust.All right, with our clear coat dry I'll take our rail, place it back over the holes and we'll drop down our carriage bolts, making sure we have our blocks in on the sides. Now we'll place our fifth wheel back into place on our rails. Okay, here's where our bolts came down on the side for our front rail. We'll place our block on up again, followed by a lock washer, and then we'll put on a nut. The other bolt's the same way. Now we'll do the same on the other side. Now underneath the bed of our truck we'll place on our conical tooth washer. These are for the center bolts and our nut. The teeth of the washer will face straight up, and before we tighten up our nut all the way we'll slide in one of our U-shaped spacers so that our bed is not crushed when we tighten up the nut. We'll do the same for the front one, too.Now we'll begin our tightening sequence. We'll start with tightening up our nuts that attach our rails to our frame brackets. We'll use a 3/4 inch socket for this. We're going to repeat the same process on the other side, now. Now we'll tighten our frame bracket to the truck frame. We'll do our U-bolts here first. Now we'll use a 15/16 socket to tighten up our big carriage bolt. Now we'll torque our bolts in the same sequence to the amount specified in the instructions. Last, but not least, we'll torque our under bed bolts here.That completes our look at and installation of the Reese quick install custom base rails and installation kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches, part number RP50082-58 on our 2009 Ford F250.


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   (123 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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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


Comments
Still love it. Haven’t had any issues
Bobby - 04/05/2020



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Product is good quality as it appeared --5th wheel itself was not delivered with rest of kit--arrived three days later. Installation easy. Installation kit fits perfect-easy installation. Only variable was I had pre-existing air springs , so I had to mark and drill the frame brackets and install the air springs on the outside of the brackets--no big deal--worked out fine



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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.



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The product is exactly what I was looking for. Easy to install. The brackets I think are the best part, no drilling required. With this product you can get the satisfaction that your trailers are not going to go anywhere. The etrailer staff made the ordering process very quick and painless. Very helpful and knowledgeable about the products that they sell. I will definitely recommend and order again.



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Very easy to install. Fit perfect, and instruction easy to fallow. The whole hitch assembly bracket fit my truck and my. Fifth wheel hitch very well



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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 .



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I have not yet used the hitch. but it seems to be built good. etrailer provides amazing videos on how to install the items so you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on someone to install it for you. i will be purchasing from them for all my needs that they offer products for.



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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.



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Very nice 5th wheel hitch. Easy to install by one person. I had no problems.



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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.



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2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great job of getting my wiring harness to me after it was not in the first shipment.



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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

First hitch Reese RP30869 with this bracket. I have a F250 diesel with a 6 and 3/4 bed. We went to a home depot parking lot to put it on, in case we needed any other tools. Very simple to install. We were able to install this hitch with the custom brackets without even taking the tires off. Very easy, took about 3 hours, could have been faster you were to remove the tires-hard to tighten to the right foot pounds. All you need is a few sockets-some deep and some regular, 2" and 6" extension, a torque wrench, drill, drill bits and an extra set of hands if I remember correctly. For my first hitch, everything was pretty easy. Etrailer was very helpful with install videos and customer service was excellent. All pros, no cons, and it looks good too.



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One thing that I don’t like is that the spacer plates that are inserted in between the ribs of the bed for support rust very quickly and become unsightly



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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.



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Good product quality at a fair price. Service for shipping and follow up top notch. I will be going to etrailer.com site first for all my RV and towing needs in the future ! Thanks. Carlton


Comments
Product worked out great !! No problems what so ever!!
Carlton W - 09/07/2018



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changed hitches and needed to change the bed and frame rails as my others were not compatable with my new hitch. were alot easier to install than my other frame and bed rails, only time consuming part was trying to get the spacers installed as they were extremely tight and could have used a bit more chamfer on one side to ease the installation of them other than that it is a great product



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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty

These brackets made my life so much easier as far as the install goes. The print on the instructions was very faded making it hard to see the illustrations. But after reading the text and watching Etrailer.com's informative video for the install on the 2006 f350, it was pretty easy. All total about 2.5 - 3 hours and my brackets and hitch were installed. If I had help im sure it would have been quicker but I did it on my own. The quality of the brackets and hardware was top notch along with super fast shipping and service from Etrailer.com. Thanks!



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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.



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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.


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All working just fine
Bill - 07/22/2019



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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.


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



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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.



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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great service - quick delivery. I researched a lot of 5th wheel hitches for my 2000 f-350 dually and the 20K Reese with the 50058 rail kit was all it claimed to be. The frame mounts lined up perfectly. The only drilling required was the rail mount holes. I am extremely satisfied with the product.



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Your installation videos are very useful for the installations of these RV hitch rails. It took me about 3 hours by myself to install. I needed a third hand to hold parts together and install bolts, but I finished this installation. The finished installation turned out excellent and functioned well hauling my 5th wheel trailer. I would and have recommended your company and products to several of my family members and friends to buy from at etrailer.com. Your videos are both helpful for buying decisions and installing your products. Everything was great except the shipping and shipping time and schedules. I believe the biggest problem could have been the holidays. I was very unhappy concerning the shipping schedules. My packages arrived early and sat for delivery for two extra days, according to UPS notes.



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2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Here are some pictures of the install



- RP50082-58
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2000 Ford F-350

I called e trailer and told them what truck and hitch I have and they sent this in the mail. Was very easy install took about 3 hours though time would be cut in half if it came with better instructions. The install video helped me out a bunch though so I'm happy they posted that video. Get yourself quality drill bits my 9/16th was a dewalt titanium bit and after the 6th hole it was shot but I was able to force my way through the last two holes. Very happy with my purchase would definitely recommend and saved myself a ton of money doing it myself :):)


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    Reese custom installation kit # RP56005-53 for your 2009 Ford F-250 short bed uses different rails and brackets like you said. They are longer so that the frame brackets all install on the outboard sides of the frame making it much easier to install which takes less time. This is the kit I would go with if I was putting one in a truck. The installation of custom kit # RP50082-58 does require some work on the inboard sides of the frame so installation is not quite as easy but there is...
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    The first reason you would not want to use the bed bolts to install fifth wheel hitch rails using truck bed bolts is because it has never been tested, so even if it could potentially work I could not safely recommend you do it. The next reason is, that while the truck bed bolts do attach to the frame, they attach to a portion of the frame that consists of relatively thin formed sheet hat channel, not thick structural channel or tube. This would crush under the weight of a heavy trailer....
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    I have a solution for you, but it appears that your truck may have had an older four bolt fifth wheel rail kit based on the number of holes and the dimensions that you provided. The four bolt rail design has been pretty well phased out of the industry by almost every manufacturer, so your best option will be to look into the newer 10 bolt 5th wheel rail design. Although this will require you to drill more holes in your bed, the good news is that the new base rails should cover up the existing...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit for 2003 Ford F-250
    Thank you for providing those important details about your 2003 F-250 that will soon be home to a new 5th wheel hitch. Since you have a short bed pickup you will need a slider type hitch to ensure enough turning clearance for your low-speed maneuvers. For a base rail/installation kit I suggest using a custom-fit option that reduces your overall install time and the amount of drilling needed. Since these industry-standard rails kits are not hitch-specific, you can use any brand of rail...
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    The Trailer Saver BD3 5th wheel trailer hitch fits in industry standard above the bed rails. For your 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 I recommend the Reese custom installation kit # RP50066-58. The custom installation kit requires less drilling and installs in less time compared to universal kits. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. The rails will match the capacity of the truck so a trailer weighing 15,200 pounds won't be a problem. To add a 7-Way trailer connector...
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    As long as your Valley hitch is not an under the bed (UBS) hitch, you can use the custom installation kit # RP50082-58 on your 2002 F-250. I have attached a link to an installation video for this installation kit you can check out.
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  • Will Installed Air Bags Interfere With Installation Of Fifth Wheel On 2001 Ford F-250 Or F-350
    I spoke with my contact at Firestone about your 2001 Ford F-250 or F-350. Since we have a couple of air bag systems manufactured by Firestone I asked if there would be any interference when installing a fifth-wheel hitch and using the custom brackets like part # RP50082-58. My contact at Firestone said that if you have an air bag system like the # F2550 installed on your truck, they would not interfere with a fifth wheel installation because the brackets for the air bag system are installed...
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  • Is There An Adapter for the Ford Puck System Hitch to Be Compatible With Above Bed Rails?
    There is an adapter from the Ford factory puck system to standard base rails to make standard 5th wheel hitches compatible with the pucks, but there is not an adapter for the puck system hitch to fit industry standard base rails. For your B&W hitch to work in your 2010 F-350, you would need to use the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWGNRK1108-5W and then use the Replacement Base for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs #...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-250 Short Bed for RBW X16 Hitch
    The RBW X16 hitch is designed to fit industry standard rails so we have a solution that I can provide. You would want to go with a custom fifth wheel rail kit like part # RP50082-58 that has been confirmed as a fit. This will minimize drilling and install time as well when compared to a universal install kit. I attached an install video for this rail kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Dimensions of Bed Rail Mounting Bolts Included with Reese # RP50081-58 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit
    It sounds like you're wanting to move the bed rails from one truck to another. If that's the case, you will indeed want to use new bolts as the bolts originally included with the # RP50081-58 kit are intended for a one time use only. The recommended rail bolt kit is part # RP58430, which uses 1/2-13 x 2 inch grade 5 carriage bolts. To attach the frame brackets to the truck frame, the # RP50081F hardware kit is recommended. I've linked you to an install video showing the kit being used...
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  • Are Spacers in 5th Wheel Installation Kit RP50082-58 Required for Installation
    For 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # RP50082-58 the spacer blocks that fit between the bed and bottoms of the rails can be more critical on some trucks depending on the corrugation configuration of the truck bed. Basically if where the bolts go on the rails there is the low part of the bed corrugation then a spacer will need to be used. It isn't just to prevent damage to the bed but to increase the amount of surface contact between the rail and the bed. The fewer gaps there are...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for RBW Lil Rocker in Bed of 2006 Ford F-350
    Since we are unsure what rails you have I really can't recommend you just a bracket kit since we can't recommend mixing rail and bracket kits. We do have a great solution that will fit your 2006 Ford F-350 and and your RBW Lil Rocker though. For that you would want the Reese rail kit part # RP50082-58 which is a confirmed fit for your truck. This is as custom install kit which means that it will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Rail Placement in a 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    We do not carry the PullRite line of 5th wheel hitches and installation kits but if your PullRite hitch is a model that fits in industry standard above the bed rails then I can tell you where the rails will go on your 2005 Ford F-250. First, if using custom installation kit # RP50082-58 measure from the rear edge of the bed, not the tailgate, forward 32-1/4 inches. This is where the back edge of the rear rail will be. Then to place the front rail you would use the hitch by placing...
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    Yes, your Reese fifth wheel hitch part number 30046 will fit the industry standard rail dimensions of the Reese Fifth Wheel Rail kit part # RP50082-58.
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  • How To Use An RBW Lil Rocker 15K 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2002 Ford F-250
    In order to install the RBW Lil Rocker 15K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on your 2002 Ford F-250 you will want to use either the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit part # RP50082-58 which is a no-drill option or the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit part # RP30035 which does require drilling. These will both work just fine to allow for your RBW 5th Wheel Hitch to be mounted in your F-250. I have attached an install video on each option for you as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Frame Brackets only to Install PullRite Hitch in 2005 Ford F250
    The frame brackets of the # RP50082-58 can be purchased separately from the bed rails as part # RP50082. The frame brackets will probably be compatible with your bed rails if they are Industry Standard bed rails. However, I strongly recommend you choose frame brackets and bed rails from the same manufacturer. That way, you know without a doubt that the parts will all be compatible and that the weight capacity will be known. When you use a frame bracket from one manufacturer and bed rails...
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  • 5th Wheel Install Kit for 2002 Ford F-350 with Air Bags Mounted on Outsides of Frame
    When air bags mount on the outsides of the frame on a truck like your 2002 Ford F-350 then in order to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit you will have to go with a universal kit # RP30035. The custom frame brackets like those included with # RP50082-58 won't work because the air bags and their brackets will be in the way. I have included a link to a video showing how the universal kit installs on a similar truck.
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  • Putting a Fifth Wheel Hitch on a 2000 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    From the tailgate of your truck, to the edge of the rail closest to your cab, it will measure 56-3/8 inches. As long as you have that measurement and as long as the king pin rides above the tool box, you should not have any problem.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit into Reese Industry Standard Rails
    Many fifth wheel hitches fit into industry standard rails that are installed in the truck's bed. As long as a hitch is designed for the industry standard rails then it will be a universal fit. The rails are installed in the truck's bed and connected to the frame underneath using brackets. The Reese bracket and rail kit that is custom designed for your 2007 Ford Super Duty is # RP50082-58. This will install much faster and require a lot less drilling than a universal bracket kit like...
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  • Recommended Base Rail Kit for 20K PullRite SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2006 Ford F-250
    Since you have an automatic sliding PullRite SuperGlide 20K 5th wheel hitch it sounds like you have the 6-3/4' bed on your 2006 Ford F-250. As long as you have the PullRite that is compatible with industry standard base rails (ISR) then I recommend going with the Custom Base Rail Kit # RP50082-58 as it doesn't require you to drill into your frame like the Universal Base Rail Kit # RP30035 does. I am not sure where you are seeing that you have to choose your cab length but neither us...
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