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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 800-298-1624 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP50142-58 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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2018 Ram 1500 - Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

  • Above the Bed
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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.


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
  • 10-Year limited warranty


50142 Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

58058 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails - 10 Bolt Design

Replaces Reese RP50141-58 and RP50142-58

Installation Details RP50142-58 Installation instructions


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Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP50142-58

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (19 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.

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Kind of a complex install and having to remove wheels, rear liners and the spare make it kind of a difficult job. Local installer did it which was worth the 175$. Except they didn't really use the correct hardware or bolt locations which is annoying. Very careful of wire routing as it pinched the air suspension sensor wire and created all sorts of headaches. Anyways functionality wise it's a good system and good price and or price match, (ebay was a bit cheaper). I pull a 30ft Trailer 9k+ and it doesn't leave me questioning anything. Andersen ultimate connection hitch



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The Reese installation kit was great and easy to work with.


Comments
It has work great for my truck
Donald G - 04/01/2021


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2014 Toyota Tundra

It was perfect fit for my 2014 Tundra crew cab. The installer said it match my hole pattern. And it was easy. For him.



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It was hard to install but I really like it. And it’s nice that it works with other products.



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2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have installed this kit on a 2012 ram 1500 quad cab. the rear bracket is a bit challenging to get in place, and if you have dual exhaust there is no place to reinstall hanger bracket, other than that its a easy install


Comments
what did you do about the hanger? do you have one custom made later? Hangers provide support on the exhaust system. without them you can break manifold parts from stress.
-- comment by: Lucy w - 07/08/2014


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2016 Ram 1500

Great service, fast shipping



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Great Customer Service at all levels. These people do exactly what they say they are going to do. I spent about $1800 for my fifth wheel, rail kit, sidewinder and custom wedge. This was money well spent as everything works great.



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Very well designed installation kit which requires no drilling thru the truck chassis. You won't find a simpler way to install your fifth wheel hitch.



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Installation went well , Found loosing box bolts helped . My opinion , A quality product. My biggest surprise was the customer service , Michelle S was very helpful . I received the correct kit promptly - Highly recommend etrailer



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2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

Product was great but instructions (picture) could have been better. Also had a bag of bolts and part that were not on any page of the instructions that weren’t used or mentioned



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2012 Ram 1500

Price and delivery time couldn't be beat. How ever bag of parts came with hole in bag with bolts, ect. Floating around box. Box also have a taped hole in it. Hope all parts are here. Overall impressed and would use again



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Great product. Instructions and diagrams need to be more detailed.



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2015 Ram 1500

Rail kit arrived fast. Decided to have the kit installed professionally, all went great. Very happy with this product



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2017 Ram 1500

It takes about 4 hours to get it installed and was fairly easy. Fits like a glove and works and looks great.



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2017 Ram 1500

Putting in As I write this heavy duty !!



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Excellent quality.



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2012 Ram 1500

Great product



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2018 Ram 1500

Just installed everything fit Great !!



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2016 Ram 1500

Nice product


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Can 5th Wheel Base Rails Be Install on Top of a BedRug
    You will need to either remove the BedRug liner or cut it to install a rail kit like part # RP50142-58 on your 2018 Ram 1500. You can cut your BedRug with a utility knife or a rotary tool if you choose to go this route. The only kind of bed liner that you wouldn't need to remove or modify for the installation is a spray-in bed liner.
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  • Can a 2019 Ram 1500 Tow a Rockwood Ultra Lite 2441WS 5th Wheel Trailer
    Based off of the info you gave me it sounds like you either have the Big Horn or the Harvest 2018 RAM 1500 5.7L HEMI 4x2 Quad Cab with the 6' 4" bed and you have the Class III bumper hitch installed. According to my research the numbers you have are correct and you can safely tow the Rockwood Ultra Lite 2441WS 5th wheel trailer. The lower 5K towing/500 lb tongue weight ratings that you are looking at are only for that specific trailer hitch. It looks like there is also a Class IV bumper...
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  • Quick-Install Custom 5th Wheel Rail Kit for 2018 Ram 1500
    Yes, the Reese Quick-Install Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # RP50142-58 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ram 1500. This base rail kit fits all Ram 1500 bed lengths with or without the EcoDiesel engine option. This rail kit will accept any brand of industry-standard 5th wheel hitch, such as your Reese 20K slider # RP30084. If you also need an in-bed 5th wheel wiring harness you can use part # 50-97-410 which offers easy plug-in installation at your existing bumper-mounted 7-way connector.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for 2018 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    The fifth wheel installation bracket kit you need for your 5-1/2 foot bed 2018 Ram 1500 is part # RP50142-58. It gives you the industry standard rails which I assume is what your hitch fits into. If you also want to put a 7-way in your truck bed to make it easier to connect I recommend the Bargman # 50-97-410. It's a 9 foot long harness so you should be able to put it anywhere you want in your truck's bed.
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail and Installation Kit for 2015 Ram 1500 With 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    We do have a 5th wheel base rail and installation kit that fits your 2015 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed, with the correct fit for your truck being the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit with Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50142-58. I highly recommend this option as it is a custom kit, which means no drilling in your truck's frame to install. However, if you wanted the less expensive option (which would require drilling in your truck) that would be the Reese Semi-Custom...
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  • How To Use Valley 5th Wheel Hitch On 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
    In order to use a Valley Ind. 5th Wheel Hitch On a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic you simply need to obtain the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit part # RP50142-58. This kit along with your 5th wheel hitch will give you everything you need to get up and rolling.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Sliding Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500 with Air Suspension 5-1/2 ft bed
    We do have a custom fit fifth wheel rail kit that does fit the 2017 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed and air suspension. For that you would want the part # RP50142-58 which is a confirmed fit. The only hitch that's going to slide far enough to give you turning clearance is the Demco 13k hitch part # DM8550040 which will give you 22-1/2 inches of clearance. Or you can go with a Sidwinder pin box and a stationary hitch like the part # RP30867. You will need to remove the pin box of...
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  • Can Fifth-Wheel Hitch be Used on a Short Bed 2013 Dodge Ram With Factory Air Suspension and RamBox?
    You can install a fifth-wheel hitch on your 2013 Dodge Ram by using the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails # RP50142-58 which are a confirmed fit for your Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed. For a hitch, I recommend the Reese # RP30081, which has a maximum towing weight of 20,000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight of 5,000 lbs. Normally it would be required for you to purchase a Sidewinder to use with this hitch considering your Dodge Ram 1500 has a bed under 6 feet, but the newer Grand...
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  • Correct 5th Wheel Install Kit for a 2016 Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel
    The correct fifth wheel install kit for a 2016 Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel is the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP50142-58.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Mounting Rail Location in 2017 Ram 1500 6 foot 4 Inch Bed
    I checked with Reese, who confirms that for the # RP50142-58 bracket/rail kit the correct dimension from the rear edge of the back hitch mounting rail to the rear edge of the bed (not the tailgate) is 28-15/16 inches. This applies to both the 5 foot 7 and the 6 foot 4 beds. The bed dimension is actually 6 foot 4 inches, but most commonly refer to it as the '6 foot' or the '6-1/2 foot' bed. If you need a 7-way trailer connector in the bed of the truck, you could install
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2013 Ram 1500 5.5 Foot Bed With Rambox
    If you don't already have rails, I recommend the Reese Custom Rails # RP50142-58 for your truck. Once you have rails, I recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16140 which will fit with your rails. This hitch has interlocking jaws and a fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and a quiet stable ride. This hitch has an adjustment from 13 to 17 inches tall. This hitch will work well with a Sidewinder that is required for a 5-1/2 foot...
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  • Will Pull Rite ISR Hitch Fit Reese Rail Kit part # RP50142-58
    Yes, the Pull Rite ISR hitches are designed to fit industry standard fifth wheel rails like what the Reese Quick-Install Rail Kit part # RP50142-58 you referenced comes with.
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  • Recommended Frame Bracket and Rails To Install Reese 5th Wheel Hitch on 2017 Ram 1500
    In order to install a Reese 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2017 Ram 1500 I recommend using the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit part # RP50142-58 which comes with everyhting you need and it does not require any drilling into the frame.
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  • Custom Fit Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2014 Ram 1500
    For a custom fifth wheel rail kit that is a fit for your 2014 Ram 1500 we have the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP50142-58 which would fit the truck and your Reese 30032 hitch well. It's a custom fit kit like you mentioned wanting as well. Custom fit kits are the way to go as they minimize drilling and install time over a universal kit.
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  • Can I Pull a Fifth Wheel Trailer With My 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 With a 5-1/2 Ft Bed and RamBox
    Yes, it's possible to pull a fifth wheel using your 2014 Ram 1500 short bed with RamBox. However, before you purchase anything you will want to take some measurements and make sure everything will work. For starters you'll need a trailer that has as Sidewinder or Revolution pin box. If you buy a trailer without one it's possible you can replace it. Check out the article I've attached to see if a specific pin box is compatible. You'll need the pin box number currently on the trailer....
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit For 2015 Ram 1500 5-1/2 Foot Bed With EcoDiesel Engine
    Absolutely. For your 2015 Ram 1500 5-1/2 foot bed with EcoDiesel, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50142-58. This is a custom kit for your truck that will make installation easier. This will give you standard rails in your truck that will be compatible with the Pullrite 16K super glide hitch. For this short bed, I recommend going with a non-sliding hitch and a Sidewinder to give you the clearance you need. ...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel with Factory Air Suspension
    In order to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit in your 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel the gooseneck hitch will have to come out because the 5th wheel install kits require some of the same areas that are occupied by the gooseneck hitch. You can use 5th wheel install kit # RP50142-58 which is compatible with models that have the air suspension package. The rails in this kit will accept 5th wheel hitches that fit in above the bed 5th wheel rails. If you have a short bed truck,...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2015 Ram 1500
    You will need a custom rail kit for your 2015 Ram 1500. For that you would want the part # RP50142-58. I can't recommend you mix bracket and rail manufacturers so you would need the entire Reese kit. But this is a custom install kit that will minimize drilling and install time.
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  • Will Reese Custom 5th Wheel Install Kit RP50142-58 Fit a 2016 Ram 1500 with Air Suspension
    It looks like your Hijacker 24-USP-16 fits in industry standard above the bed rails. Installation kit # RP50142-58 does have the industry standard rails and does fit models with air suspension so you can use that kit with your hitch on your 2016 Ram 1500. A word of warning though. Since you have the 5-1/2 foot bed a slider hitch is not going to offer enough travel to make 90 degree turns without interference between the truck and trailer unless the trailer was specifically designed with...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for Short Bed, 5 foot 7 inch, 2009 Dodge Ram Crew Cab
    For your 2009 Dodge Ram with a 5 foot 7 inch bed you will need to use a standard fifth wheel hitch and a Sidewinder with Rotating Turret to pull a fifth wheel trailer and avoid contact issues between the vehicle and trailer. You will need to know the manufacturer and model number of your pin box to determine which sidewinder will fit your trailer and then order the Sidewinder with the proper towing capacity for your setup. To determine if a Sidewinder will work for your vehicle and...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 1500 for use with Reese 16k Slider Hitch
    The custom install rail kit that fits your 2014 Ram 1500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed is part # RP50142-58. This is a custom kit so the install time is reduced comapared to using a universal kit.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Towing in Short Bed Ram with Rambox
    Demco's 13K Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel hitch # DM8550040 will fit the # DM8552030-71 rail kit which does work with your factory air suspension install. However, your truck cannot use a slider hitch. Beds that are 6-1/2-feet can get by with a slider but because you have a very short 5-1/2-foot bed with the Rambox feature the only way to tow a 5th wheel is with a standard fixed hitch like # RP30081 and a Sidewinder, Revolution or Turning Point pivoting pin box on the trailer. The Ramboxes...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit to Tow 2017 Cougar Lite
    As long as the trailer you plan to tow has a Sidewinder or Reese Revolution pin box installed on it the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP50142-58 and the Reese hitch part # RP30047 will fit and work well. Since your truck bed is 5-1/2 feet in length the best way to get the needed turning clearance is one of the pivoting pin boxes I mentioned. Since you have a 5th Airborne it's possible it's a Sidewinder/5th Airborne but you'd need to verify this. Either way though since you have the...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel 5-1/2 ft Bed
    There is a fifth wheel rail that just got released as a fit for all models of the 2016 Ram 1500. It is the part # RP50142-58. I have a solution for you, but the Pullrite Superglide isn't going to work for you though as your truck bed is too short for a standard slider hitch to give enough clearance. The solution I have for you that is very similar though. The Demco Hijacker part # DM8550040 is an auto-slide hitch like the SuperGlide except it provides 22-1/2 inches of sliding clearance....
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  • Recommendation for Towing 8,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer with 2014 Ram 1500
    As long as your 2014 Ram 1500 has a 10,000 pound towing capacity, you will do just fine towing an 8,000 pound fifth wheel trailer. This is comfortably under the truck's limits and you should not have any issues, especially since you only plan on going on a couple trips a year. I just recommend verifying the truck's towing capacity in your copy of the owners manual. If your Ram has a 6-1/2 foot bed, you will want to go with a sliding fifth wheel hitch if you do not have one already....
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  • Is There an Aftermarket 5th Wheel Frame and Hitch for a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
    It sounds like you are looking for an aftermarket OEM 5th wheel hitch set up that resembles the one that is available as a factory option on the 2500. An OEM set up for this vehicle does not exist outside of what is available from the OEM. The best option for your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic with 6-1/2 foot bed would be the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50142-58. These rails are a no drill installation and the rails are rated to meet...
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  • Best Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 1500 Short Bed with Air Suspension
    The Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP50142-58 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ram 1500 short bed with air suspension so it would be your best options. The best slider hitch we offer would be the # DM8550034. What's so great about this hitch is that it automatically slides back in the truck bed as you make tight turns so you would never have to get out and activate the slider.
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  • Compatible Rails for Reese 30031 Hitch on 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
    The Reese 30031 is nice in that it is designed to fit any vehicle with a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails. The correct fit for your truck is Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit # RP50142-58. I highly recommend these rails since they are custom fit for your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. This means that the brackets are vehicle specific to minimize any drilling or measuring. However, if you want a slightly less expensive option, then the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation...
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  • Measurement For 5th Wheel Slider Compatibility On 2013 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    For your 2013 Ram 1500 short bed, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50142-58 will be the closest component to the cab of your truck. The instructions on the brackets # RP50142 included in that kit give the measurement from the rear edge of the bed to the back of the rear rail of 28-15/16 inches and then you will have a measurement of 27-3/4 inches for a grand total of 56-11/16 inches from the rear lip of the bed not the tail gate.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Mounting Brackets for 2016 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    The recommended frame brackets for your 2016 Ram 1500 are part # RP50142. The bracket kit includes the hardware to attach the brackets to the frame, but the hardware to attach the hitch mounting rails in the bed to the frame brackets is sold separately as part # RP58430. The hardware is meant to be used one time only, I wouldn't recommend reusing your old hardware. To install a 7-way trailer connector in your truck bed, use part # 41157.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
    A rail kit from a 2500 series Ram truck will not fit a 1500 regardless of the year so you'll need an all new kit for your 2014 Ram 1500. For that you'd want a custom install kit as they install much quicker and easier than universal style kits. For that the Reese rail kit part # RP50142-58 would be a great option.
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    The fifth wheel rail kit I can recommend for your 2015 Ram 1500 is the part # RP50142-58 that you referenced that is a 10 bolt rail kit. Most manufacturers are going away from the 4 bolt rails and sticking with the 10 bolt rails since they feel the 10 bolt rails are more secure. With that being said, we do offer a 4 bolt kit, part # DM8552030-71 that has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle.
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