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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. Call 800-298-8924 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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2019 Ram 2500 - Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

  • Reese
  • Above the Bed
  • Custom

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


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (11 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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We have had 0 issues with the rails that etrailer had installed. 759205



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2017 Ram 2500

Fast shipper! Easy to install. Would buy again! 594385



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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. 587978



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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. 514921



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Downloaded installation directions. Easy to install. 474238



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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 469619



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2017 Ram 2500

worked very well 398620



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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. 383080



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2015 Ram 2500

Easy setup and install. Fast shipping and good price 213728



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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! 192285



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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. 187820


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • 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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  • 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...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Industry Standard 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    The Blue Ox Super Ride hitch BXR7200 installs in industry-standard above-bed base rails, like the Reese rails shown in the linked photo. These standard rails are offered by many brands but you can use any one since they share the same dimensions. I suggest a custom-fit kit that will save you time on the install and reduce the amount of drilling required. The lowest-cost options are the B&W Base Rail Kit # BWRVK2602 and the Curt Base Rail Kit # C16427-204. Both fit the 6-1/2-foot bed...
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  • Will the Reese Outboard Kit # RP56009-53 Fit on a 2016 Ram 2500 with the Curt # C60614 Gooseneck
    Thank you for the pictures! It looks like you have the Curt Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # C60614 installed on your 2016 Ram 2500. If this is the case then you can definitely install the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit # RP56009-53. I spoke with my contact at Cequent (who owns Reese and Draw-Tite) and he said that you can install the Draw-Tite # 9467 with the Outboard kit so it will fit with the Curt option. The only issue that I see you having is fitting...
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  • Install Bracket and Rail Kit to Fit a RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2017 Ram 2500
    The RBW Lil Rocker installs into industry standard fifth wheel base rails so the Reese Install Kit # RP56009-53 will work for you in your 2017 Ram 2500. To install a 7-way trailer connector into the truck bed use # 50-97-410.
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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...
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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 Trailer Hitch Install Kit, Brackets Only, and 20K Reese Hitch for 2015 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    Your hitch has seen better days but maybe it just needs a little cleaning and maintenance to bring it back into good form. Of course going with a new hitch is always an option. And the 20K Curt hitches will fit the rails that you have so no worries there. The bracket kit you will need for your 2015 Ram 2500 long bed is # RP50054. But you will also need hardware kit # RP58430 because the old hardware cannot be reused. If you want to upgrade to the 20K Curt hitch you can use # C16140....
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed and Trailer w/Revolution Pin Box
    Since the 5th wheel trailer has a Revolution pin box you will not need to spend the extra money on a slider hitch for your 2015 Ram 2500 short bed. The Revolution will move the pivot point of the trailer back far enough to where a slider is not required. You could install a slider hitch but it would have to stay locked in the towing position at all times. For an installation kit you have options for either custom or semi-custom kits. I strongly recommend a custom kit such as # C16427-204...
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  • 2015 Ram Power Wagon 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendations
    If versatility to pull a variety of trailers, having access to the bed, and heavy-duty capacity are important, the B and W 20K Fifth Wheel # BWRVK3400-5W along with the Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1384-5W provide all three. The slide release will automatically latch in both directions so you will only need to get out of the truck once to get it into maneuvering position. Finally it also provides 12 inches of travel which addresses most camper to cab contact concerns with short...
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  • Availability of Bracket Kit for Installing Base Rails on a 2016 Ram 2500
    We do have just brackets for 5th wheel base rails that are compatible with your 2016 Ram 2500. To ensure that they work properly you will want to get brackets that are the same brand as your base rails. For example, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails Kit # RP56009-53 uses the Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit # RP50054, while other brands have slightly different mounting brackets. If you can let me know what brand your base rails are I can help you get the correct brackets, granted...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2018 Ram 2500 Mega Cab
    Assuming that your SuperGlide hitch is an ISR version that fits in industry standard rails you can use any of the custom installation kits available for the 2018 Ram 2500. Reese kit # RP50054-58 is a popular option. You will not have to drill into the truck frame for installation so install time is less than on universal or semi-custom kits. You could also use the similar B&W kit # BWRVK2602 or Curt kit # C16427-204. Again, no drilling into the frame is required. The easiest kit to...
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  • Best Base Rail Kit and 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2017 Ram 2500 with the RamBox
    Since your 2017 Ram 2500 has the RamBox you will be limited to using a trailer that is equipped with a Sidewinder or a Revolution (the OEM name for the Sidewinder) pin box. This will keep the pin box stationary and allow the trailer to turn via the rotating pin box. A standard pin box will not be able to turn with the limited inside your truck bed because of the RamBox. We do have 5th wheel base rail kits that are compatible with your Ram. The standard kit is part # RP50054-58, while...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails and Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500 Tall Bed Rails
    For your 2018 Ram 2500, we haven't had anyone say they couldn't find a 5th wheel fit. You will want to go with a hitch that has the higher height adjustment and then you'll want to make sure your pin box of your trailer is adjustable as well. I recommend the B&W Patriot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3200 which will use standard rails and will adjust up to 19 inches tall. This is a very strong hitch that is made in the USA. For your rails, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram with Short Bed and Cummins Diesel Engine
    For your 2018 Ram with short bed and Cummins Diesel, if you have the factory puck system, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3670. This is a really nice and well built slider compatible with your factory pucks without any adapter needed. If you don't have the factory pucks, then I recommend the Reese Custom fit rail kit # RP56009-53 to get your above bed rails and then the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch Options For 2015 Ram 2500 Truck With Short Bed
    With the size of your new trailer I recommend a Sidewinder to replace the pin box. You can use the formula to calculate the distance you would get with a sliding fifth wheel hitch versus a Sidewinder, that will let you execute a 90 degree turn. The formula is (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from center of fifth wheel hitch jaw to truck cab. (since you do not have a fifth wheel installed you can measure from about 1 or 2 inches in front of the center of the axle) B = Length...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Towing Setup for a 2017 Ram 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    For a 5th wheel installation kit that will work with your 2017 Ram 2500, I recommend taking a look at the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit part # RP50054-58 for inboard rails or part # RP56009-53 for outboard rails. 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...
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  • Install Kit for Husky 5th Wheel Hitch on 2014 Ram 2500
    Husky doesn't offer a frame bracket kit for the 2014 Ram 2500. Reese makes a frame bracket/bed rail kit that's a fit, part # RP56009-53, or Curt offers their version, which is part # C16427-204. I believe you stated that you already have the Husky bed rails, is that correct? We don't recommend mixing manufacturers of bed rails and frame brackets, because they haven't been tested together, the weight capacity would be unknown. We recommend using frame brackets and bed rails from the...
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  • Base Rails and Installation Kit Needed for Husky 26K Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2015 Ram 2500
    The Husky Silver Series 26K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # HT31318-32042 will work with industry standard above bed base rails. The Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56009-53 will work well for you. The custom installation kit will bolt to pre-existing holes the frame of your 2015 Ram 2500, and the outboard brackets will allow installation to be much easier than more traditional inboard installation brackets. If you need an in-bed wiring...
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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 # RP30081. 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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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for 2017 Ram 2500 without Factory Rail Kit
    For your 2017 Ram 2500 without the factory rail kit the Reese fifth wheel bracket kit part # RP50054 that you referenced will fit your Reese rails. These are part of the inboard rail kit part # RP50054-58. You'd need new hardware for the rails to attach to the bracket kit as these bolts are one time use. For that you'd need part # RP58430. If instead you have the longer outboard rails you'd need the part # RP56009 which is a part of the # RP56009-53.
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  • Measurements for Installing 5th Wheel Base Rails in 2015 Ram 2500 6 Foot Bed
    The measurements needed to install 5th wheel base rails in the bed of your 2015 Ram 2500 with a 6 Foot Bed will be different depending on the manufacturer and model base rails. Manufacturers call for different types of installations and use different measurements. We offer custom-fit base rail installation kits for your 2015 Ram 2500 and the most popular manufacturers are Curt and Reese. Curt's installation instructions for the # C16427-204 kit call for the brackets to be installed...
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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...
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