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

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

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Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included. 1-636-306-4830 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP56009-53 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard 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

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Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included.


Features:

  • Installation 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
  • Fast, simple installation with outboard design
    • Extended-length base rails allow for mounting farther out from truck frame
      • Avoids underbed components for easier access
      • Cuts down installation time by more than half compared with universal kits
    • Custom brackets mount to existing holes in truck frame, minimizing drilling and measuring
  • Thoroughly tested kit is compliant with strict Society of Automotive Engineers guidelines
  • Kit includes brackets, 10-bolt rails and Grade-8 hardware
  • Compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley 5th-wheel hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Base rail dimensions: 48" long x 1-7/8" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Reese's outboard installation kit for your fifth-wheel trailer hitch was designed with safety and convenience in mind. Just like the original custom mounting brackets, these brackets install using existing holes in the truck frame, minimizing installation time. The biggest difference with this outboard kit is the extended-length rails. These above-bed rails are 5 inches longer than standard, universal fifth-wheel rails so that they will match up with the mounting points on the brackets, which sit below the bed and outside of your truck's frame. The result is a much simpler installation process, wherein most underbed components can be easily avoided. Because you are working outside the frame rails, you also have easier access with your tools and more room to work, making the whole process less of a pain.


The base rails included in this installation kit feature a standard 10-bolt design. Each of these rails attaches to the underbed brackets with two carriage bolts at both ends. A single bolt is used in the center of each rail to further secure it in your truck bed. The result is a set of base rails that remains firmly in place thanks to 10 points of contact.


This entire installation kit is built to be SAE J2638 compliant and has been extensively tested per specified accelerated-life-cycle criteria for fifth-wheel trailer hitches. The requirements for testing are based on the European-style test of 900,000 cycles, making this testing process among the most thorough and intensive in the industry.



30153 Reese Extended Length Fifth Wheel Installation Rails

56009 Reese Quick-Install Out Board Brackets

Item # RP56009-53

Installation Details RP56009-53 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2014 - 2022 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg
  • 2014 - 2022 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg
  • 2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg
  • 2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg



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Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP56009-53

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included.

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Install was straight forward and instructions were well written. Several fasteners are only hand tool only as spacing didn't permit power tool use! Torquing to required specs was guess, but haven't had noted any loosening of fasteners to date! This is the 3rd hitch installed in 3 different trucks. Very happy with continued hitch model product!!!




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2021 Ram 2500

AWESOME KIT .. FAST SHIPPING .. THANKS GUYS




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2016 Ram 2500

Had a problem with the shipping carrier. etrailer's customer support was quick to get problem resolved and get my items to me. The mounting kit with rails fit like a glove. I am very pleased with the product and the customer service. I would recommend doing business with this company.




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Ram 2500

The Reese Quick Install Rails are anything but Quick. To install them in a Dodge truck you must drill a number of holes 2 of which are 1 1/4" holes in the bed of your truck. Once everthing is installed it works great but you may want to set aside 2 to 4 hours to get this done.

Side note, when the kit came it was short 2 of the M14 bolts. Had to go the local hardware store to get those after I started the install. You may want to over your parts list before you start.

Also the boxes are very rails are very heavy and they boxes they ship in are light. The end of the boxes were open and the rails were sticking out the ends of the box.




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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

I was in dire straits needing a special bracket to install my 5th wheel hitch in my 2015 2500 Ram truck up here in Alaska. I ordered it with overnight shipping as we were going on a trip in two days. After I placed the order on-line, I called to ensure I would get the item the next day. The folks at e-trailer were very helpful, walking the order through by hand and lo and behold, I had the bracket the next day. They even called me to personally let me know it was on the way. This is the way customer service "used" to be and should be!




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2017 Ram 2500

This is my second truck for putting in fifth wheel system and I used the Reese quick install this time. I would recommend this style to anyone it took about 3hrs to install with no help. The only thing I wished the kit had carriage bolts where the spacer in row 3 went just so all bolts were the same.




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2016 Ram 2500

Very happy with etrailer. My order shipped much sooner than expected & now working on getting my 5th wheel hitch kit installed. Thanks




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2019 Ram 2500

Very knowledgeable and helpful. Will use them again.




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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Installed these rails in my 2016 RAM 2500. Great quality, super beefy and the direct fit brackets helped move the install right along. Took approximately 4hrs with a helper having never done it before and with basic garage tools.




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2014 Ram 2500

Got it sooner than expected. Looking forward to installing it.




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We have had 0 issues with the rails that etrailer had installed.




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Downloaded installation directions. Easy to install.




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2014 Ram 2500

FAST shipping! Just as described




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Well built, great customer support which made it easy to install. Will recommend to others




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2017 Ram 2500

Fast shipper! Easy to install. Would buy again!




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2015 Ram 2500

Easy setup and install. Fast shipping and good price




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2017 Ram 2500

worked very well




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See what our Experts say about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 2500
    The Pro Series 30093 hitch you have is compatible with industry standard fifth wheel rails. For a set of quick-install fifth wheel rails designed to fit your 2015 Ram 2500 without the factory rail kit you would want the part # RP56009-53. What's great about custom fit kits like this one is that they minimize drilling and cut install time in half when compared to universal kits.
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel 30077 Fit Reese Rail Kit # RP56009-53
    Yes, the Reese/Pro Series fifth wheel hitch you have, part number 30077, is designed to fit the rail dimensions of the # RP56009-53 that you also referenced so this kit would work well for you. Since this is an outboard kit it will install much easier than the inboard style kits. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rails for 2016 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56009-53 referenced in your question is indeed the correct kit for your 2016 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. This installation kit features custom brackets that will use existing holes in the truck's frame to drastically cut down on installation time and drilling. These will give you a set of industry standard, above-bed base rails for use with a fifth wheel hitch. Your Reese Kwik Slide hitch is compatible with these rails...
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  • Recommended Base Rails For A 2019 Ram 2500 8ft Bed With A Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
    For your 2019 Ram 2500 with 8ft bed I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # RP56009-53. This kit is a custom install that will require no drilling into your frame to install, which will drastically help cut down install time.
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  • Installation Process of Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 2018 Ram 2500
    I do believe the part of the installation process of the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets # RP56009-53 you're referring to can be accomplished by torqueing that bolt using the head of the bolt in the truck bed. If you check out the installation video, towards the end of the video around the 10:50 mark, Shane talks about the issue that I believe you're referring to and recommends performing the installation this way. I've gone ahead and linked that video to this answer for...
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch 30132 Fit 2014 Ram 2500 with Reese Rail Kit
    Yes, the Reese 30132 fifth wheel hitch is perfectly compatible with the Reese rail kit part # RP56009-53 that you referenced that also fits your 2014 Ram 2500 long bed.
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  • Outboard Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit for 2019 Ram 2500
    Since you have the Outboard Reese fifth wheel rails the correct Reese fifth wheel bracket kit for them and your 2019 Ram 2500 would be the part # RP56009. With your rails and this bracket kit you'd essentially have the rail kit part # RP56009-53 which I attached an install video for.
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  • Row 3 Hole Enlargement for Installing the Reese Rail Kit part # RP56009-53
    Both the rail kit # RP56009-53 and part # RP30153 that you referenced are considered industry standard rails so yes, a Reese 16k slider hitch like what you have would work well with them. Yes, you do need to use the bushing after you enlarge the 1-1/4 inch hole in row 3. The bush provides support for the bolt that runs through so that it doesn't just damage the bed of your truck when torqued. The bed is what gets enlarged to 1-1/4 inches per the instructions. You would want to drill from...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel for 2017 Ram 2500 With Ram Box
    You are correct in that with a Ram Box you are going to need to use a Sidewinder and that the Companion is not compatible with a Sidewinder. There are still great options available for your 2017 Ram 2500, and I highly recommend the Reese # RP30928. The Titan is compatible with a Sidewinder and offers a 1" offset for a bit of additional clearance. It has a forged, self-latching jaw for superior connection with your king pin. Additionally, hook-up is made easier with the hitch via a 4-way...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 2500 6 ft Bed
    For a set of custom fifth wheel install rails confirmed to fit your 2015 Ram 2500 without the factory hitch prep package you would want the Reese Rails part # RP56009-53. These are a custom rail kit that will minimize drilling and cut install time in half when compared to universal rails. For a hitch you will want one with a slider so that you have clearance to make tight turns. The Reese 5th Wheel Hitch part # RP30083 would be an excellent choice. I has one of the nicest jaw systems on...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 2500 without Rail Kit Short Bed
    For a fifth wheel rail install kit confirmed to fit your 2015 Ram 2500 short bed without the underbed rail kit you would want the Reese Custom Install Kit part # RP56009-53. This is a custom install kit that will minimize drilling and will cut install time in half when compare to a much more difficult to install universal rail kit. This rail kit would work great with the Reese 16k Slider Hitch part # RP30075.
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  • Will the Reese Universal Outboard Base Rails Fit a 2018 Ram 2500 Mega Cab with RamBox
    Yes, the Reese Universal Outboard Base Rails part # RP30153 will fit a 2018 Ram 2500 Mega Cab with RamBox and Factory Air Ride Suspension. I called Reese to confirm this for you. Please note, you will need special brackets to use the outboards rails as well so if you don't already have these it will be best to just go with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails part # RP56009-53. The above kit does not require drilling into the frame and since they are outboard...
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  • Reese Base Rails And 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility With 2016 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
    The 2016 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is showing as only coming as a 6-1/2' or 8' bed length so if you really do have a 5.5' bed length please reply back and we can find the correct fit available. The Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # RP56009-53 you were looking at is a custom fit for a 2016 Ram 2500 with a 6.5' or 8' bed. These rails have custom fit brackets for the frame of your vehicle so that you won't have to drill into...
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Installation Rails/Puck Adapter That Fits A 2022 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Bed
    For your 2022 Ram 2500 6'4" bed, you can use the: -Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56009-53 for an easy to install, custom fit, bed rail kit. These rails are ISR ( Industry Standard Rails) and will work great with your Reese Round Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50024 that you mentioned you already have.
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Frame Brackets For A 2016 Ram 2500
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50026 for the Reese Universal Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP58058 is designed to fit Ford F-150s, 250s, 350s, and 450s, and won't fit your 2016 Ram 2500. Instead, I recommend taking a look at the: -Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56009, for the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56009-53. These...
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  • Outboard Or Inboard 5th Wheel Installation Kit 2014 Ram 2500
    An outboard 5th wheel installation kit will be much easier to install compared to an inboard 5th wheel installation kit. In most cases, the frame brackets used on an outboard kit will have mounting bolts that attach outside the frame rail. On inboard installation kits, the frame brackets have mounting bolts that will be on the inside of the frame rail. The longer base rails for the outboard kit are required because the mounting holes are outside the frame rail and not inside the frame rail...
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  • Is The Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible With The Reese Outboard Installation Rail Kit?
    Yes. The Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs, # C16130, will work with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # RP56009-53, you mentioned. The rails are compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley 5th-wheel hitches. The Curt Q20, # C16130, is a very nice hitch. It has a 2-Jaw locking system for less rattle and more security. It has a 3 point indicator system with color...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Reese Installation Kit for 2015 Ram 2500
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50054-58 is similar to the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Install Kit # RP56009-53. Both base rails will work with fifth wheel hitches that use the standard above-bed base rails. The biggest difference between these rails is that the # RP56009-53 will be much easier to install than the other kit because of the way the outboard install brackets face and the length of the base rails. You will not have...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Short Bed and Pro Series Hitch
    For your 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon short bed I recommend going with either Reese custom installation kit # RP50054-58 or custom kit # RP56009-53. The difference between these kits is that # RP56009-53 has longer rails to make attach the rails to the frame brackets easier and to speed up installation. Either of these kits is compatible with your Pro Series 16K hitch. I have linked videos showing installations of both kits for you.
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  • Comparing The Reese 5th Wheel Custom Rail Kits # RP50054-58 And # RP56009-53
    There are two Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rail Kits for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 2500. The difference between the two is the length of rail and where the brackets meet the rail, not where they iinstall on your truck frame. The # RP56009-53 kit has 48 inch rails which will allow you more working room when installing over the # RP50054-58 which have rails 43 inches long. Both rail kits will be able to be installed and are functional with the...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rails and Installation Kit Fit for 2016 Ram 2500
    We have a couple of rail kit options for your 2016 Ram 2500, but the Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit RP30095 that you referenced is not a fit for the newer Ram trucks. For a newer model year Ram like your 2016, you will need to use a custom installation kit, such as the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50054-58. The custom kit will not require you to drill into the truck's frame in order to complete the installation. For an even easier installation...
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  • Comparison of 5th Wheel Install Brackets for 2018 Ram 2500
    The # RP56009-53 kit does have longer 48 inch rails compared to the 43 inch rails with # RP50054-58 but this isn't what makes them easier to install. Part # RP56009-53 is an outboard kit. This means the brackets install on the outside of the frame rails making the mounting locations easier to access. With that being said, on this generation of Ram the standard # RP50054-58 brackets are mostly on the outside of the frame too so the difference isn't as dramatic as with some other trucks....
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kits for 2014 Ram 2500
    For a Reese fifth wheel rail kit that fits your 2014 Ram 2500 you have two options. The kit part # RP50054-58 which has smaller rails but a more involved install or the outboard kit part # RP56009-53 which installs easier but the rails are a little taller and longer. I attached an install video for both kits for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Reese 5th Wheel Adapter Work With Reese 16K Hitch On 2014 Ram 2500 Pickup
    The Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter, part # RP30154, will work with the 16K hitch part # RP30051. The # RP30154 is designed to work with Ram trucks that have the factory fifth wheel towing package. The adapter installs in the factory sockets in the bed of the truck, and gives you the mounting rails for a 5th wheel hitch. If you do not have a factory towing package on your 2014 Ram 2500 truck, you would need part # RP56009-53. This is a custom installation kit that requires no drilling for...
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