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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 800-298-1624 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 - 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
  • 2014 - 2020 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg
  • 2014 - 2020 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (16 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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2014 Ram 2500

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



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2014 Ram 2500

FAST shipping! Just as described



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



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



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2017 Ram 2500

Fast shipper! Easy to install. Would buy again!



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Downloaded installation directions. Easy to install.



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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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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • The Best 5th Wheel Hitch Rails for a 2014 Dodge Ram 2500
    The best 5th wheel hitch rails for your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8 foot bed is going to be the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP56009-53. These rails are going to be outboard installation which will allow for easier access to the mounting locations. The rails are 5" longer than standard rails in order to allow for outboard installation. The rails do still provide industry standard mounting points for your hitch. As long as your Reese 20k hitch is industry...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5th Wheel Hitch And Rotating PinBox For 2018 Ram 2500 With RamBox
    The B and W 5th wheel hitch kits for your truck are sliding, and sliding hitches are not compatible with the RamBox on your 2018 Ram 2500 6-1/2' bed. You will need to install a fixed 5th wheel hitch along with a rotating pinbox so that you can clear the bed rails. I would first install the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP56009-53 which fits your Ram 6-1/2' bed without the OEM prep package. This will give your bed the industry standard rails for...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Industry Standard Reese Bed Rail Measurement for 5th Wheel Hitch
    Both the Reese 5th Wheel Hitch item # RP30051 and the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit item # RP56009-53 are industry standard parts, which means they are compatible. Industry standard 5th wheel rails are 22 inches apart. I have linked videos for both. I recommend purchasing a wiring harness for your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500. The Bargman 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness item # 50-97-410 is a t-Connector that works with fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers and...
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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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  • 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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  • 5th Wheel & Sidewinder Needed For 2021 Ram 2500 With RamBox
    So for your set up, a 2021 Ram 2500 short bed with the RamBoxes, you will need to use a Sidewinder in order to have the clearance to tow a 5th wheel. The Goose Box doesn't move the pivot point and an offset ball just won't be enough for turning clearance; meaning your only option is the Sidewinder. I can understand wanting to avoid the Sidewinder route due to the added cost of the Sidewinder, but without it you will basically not be able to make any type of turn without damaging your...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Rails And 7 Way Connector For 2019 Ram 2500 Without Puck System
    It is possible that your old rail system may fit your new 2019 Ram 2500 without prep package, but without knowing the part number or previous vehicle that you had, it is difficult to say for sure. I went ahead and gathered some information on 5th wheel rail kits that are a fit for your 2019 Ram without prep package and you can see if your current rail system happens to match one of the part numbers. Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th...
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  • Using Rotating Pin Box or Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch with 2019 Ram 2500 with Rambox
    In my experience I find that the rotating pin boxes are an easier to use system, and allow for more clearance between the side rails of the bed and the trailer when turning. Due to those reasons I recommend a rotating pin box. For your 2019 Ram 2500 Short bed With Rambox you will need the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit # RP56009-53 which allows you to use any Fifth Wheel Hitch that is made for industry standard rails. I included an installation video on a Ram 2500...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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