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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 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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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP50142-58

  • 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
  • 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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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - RP50142-58 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rail Lean installation kit for the fifth wheel trailer hitches. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the Dodge Ram 1500 Truck starting in the year 2009. Now on a custom fit part I always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this would work for your application. Now this kit includes the custom brackets, the rails, and all the installation hardware. Now the custom brackets, which are these parts here, are designed to mount beneath your truck bed and they do provide the attachment appliance for all these fifth wheel layers. The brackets themselves are vehicle specific.

They mount to existing holes in your trailer frame and because of that it will minimize the drilling and measuring when installing these so it does cut your installation time in half when compared to the universal bracket systems. Now the base rails themselves, which are attached to these brackets, they will sit in the truck bed and they allow the installation of the fifth wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. Compatible hitches that will fit are the curt, the draw type, the hidden hitch, the reese, the valley, and the husky. One note I do want to let you know is that they will not fit the Reese Elite series or the Valley UBS hitches. The finish on all these parts is a nice black powder coat finish to help resist corrosion and as I mentioned it comes with the installation hardware for the rails, installation hardware for the brackets, and a nice set of detailed instructions on how to install all this. That should do it for the review on the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and installation kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches..


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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (16 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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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. 496482



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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 86233


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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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 629064



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Great product. Instructions and diagrams need to be more detailed. 802135



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The Reese installation kit was great and easy to work with. 773555



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2016 Ram 1500

Nice product 663526



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Excellent quality. 651530



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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. 635075



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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 597555



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2012 Ram 1500

Great product 575745



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2018 Ram 1500

Just installed everything fit Great !! 561222



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2017 Ram 1500

Putting in As I write this heavy duty !! 506380



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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 498548



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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 477939



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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. 467610



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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 270039


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Required for 5th Wheel Installation on a 2009 Dodge 1500 4 Door Pickup
    The custom fit, above-bed, industry standard 5th wheel rails I recommend for your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 are the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50142-58. This kit will not require you to drill into your vehicle's frame in order to install the rails and it is rated to match the vehicle manufacturer's tow ratings. The above-bed rails have industry standard slots to accept compatible fifth-wheel hitches. This rail kit includes the base rails, brackets, and...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 Hitch and Rail Kit for 2015 Ram 1500 Short Bed Towing Trailer with Reese Revolution
    Yes, you are correct. Since you are buying a trailer with a Reese Revolution box you would want a stationary hitch since you do not need the slider. The Revolution will provide all of the needed turning clearance. For a stationary hitch the Reese part # RP30047 would be a great option. Then for a rail kit confirmed as a fit the part # RP50142-58 would be what you need as it is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ram 1500 short bed.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits a 2016 Ram 1500 5-1/2 foot bed with Ecodiesel
    Yes, the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP50142-58 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ram 1500 5-1/2 foot bed with Ecodiesel engine. For just the brackets you would want the part # RP50142. You should note that your slider hitch is not going to give you enough clearance to make tight turns. Your only option would be to use a Sidewinder pin box and have the slider hitch in the forward position all of the time. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer...
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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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  • Custom 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Bracket Kit for 2017 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    We do have a custom install kit that reduces the amount of drilling necessary. The Reese # RP50142-58 includes the brackets to fit your short bed 2017 Ram 1500 as well as the industry standard base rails. As long as the Draw-Tite hitch you have uses industry standard rails this kit will work for you.
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  • Mounting Location of Husky 5th Wheel Hitch in 2009 Dodge Ram Short Bed
    If you do not have rails for your 5th wheel hitch you will want custom rail kit # RP50142-58. These rails are compatible with a variety of 5th wheel hitches including Husky 5th wheel hitches. This kit will work on a quad cab but not a crew cab. Using the correct installation kit for your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed will put the king pin centered over the rear axle. This is the correct mounting location for your 5th wheel hitch. Because this is a custom installation kit, the install...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit & Sidewinder Pin Box for 5th Wheel Towing with Short Bed 2014 Ram 1500
    We can help you with a 5th wheel install kit for your 2014 Ram 1500 short-bed pickup. While it is true that 5th wheel base rails are standardized we have seen issues when folks try to combine rails from one kit with frame brackets from another, so I suggest you get a whole new install kit. Reese custom install kit # RP50142-58 will give you the easiest time by eliminating much of the drilling required with universal kits. This kit will accept your RBW hitch that is made for industry-standard...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails and Brackets for 2017 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    For your 2017 Ram 1500 I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit # RP50142-58. This kit is confirmed to fit your truck and includes custom brackets that will use existing holes in the Ram's frame. This eliminates the need to drill into the frame of your truck and drastically cuts down on installation time when compared to universal kits. The industry-standard fifth-wheel base rails are also included that will be compatible with almost any hitch on the market. I have...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 for Pullrite ISR Rail Kit
    Pullrite makes a couple different versions of their hitches. One line that is designed to fit industry standard fifth wheel rails (ISR) like the type of rails we offer and another that only fits their brand of rail kit. So if you have an ISR Pullrite the rail kit I would recommend for your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed is the Reese Custom Install kit part # RP50142-58 as it installs without requiring frame drilling like the universal rail kits do and also will fit great with an ISR Pullrite. If...
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