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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP56011-53 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices 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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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup - Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

  • Above the Bed
  • Reese
  • 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

56007 Reese Quick-Install Out Board Brackets

Installation Details RP56011-53 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP56011-53

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (12 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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Ordered this hitch for my 03 ram 3500 shortbed and didnt get a chance to install it untill 2 months later. Which is when i noticed it was missing some hardware. I contacted etrailer and they shipped me the missing hardware at no cost to me, how can you beat that anyone else would have said go pound salt its been 2months . The installation was cut and dry with good instructions. I like how the hitch installed onto the frame and the quality of the parts its built heavy, its agriculture approved lol. Thanks again etrailer for the unbeatable price and fantastic customer service



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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Instructions were great & installation was easy. High quality parts that looked great and are holding up well. Etrailer and Cequent (Reese's parent co.) are both great companies to deal with - extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the products they sell.



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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

This kit was pretty easy to install. Took 2 guys about an hour and a half to complete. The install video was extremely helpful. We watched it several times before we began. Everything fit like a glove and looks great. Will definitely buy this kit on my next truck. The hardest part was cutting the flimsy bed liner. Thanks Reece and Etrailer.



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I installed this rail kit in about 4 1/2 hours including cutting out the bedliner. The instructions were perfect. It fit great. The staff at e trailer led me to this model kit and I'm glad they did. Great product



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We got off on a rocky start because the parts weren't correct in the box but that wasn't etrailer's fault.. Etrailer went above and beyond to correct the problem and I greatly appreciate it.. product fits great and I'm very pleased. Fair price also.. Will do business with etrailer again



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Fantastic product and service. This was exactly what I needed and it arrived on time and in perfect working order. You guys ROCK!



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great fit, works just as it should. Very fast service and shipping



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Great kit the you tube video was very h elpful



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Love it!



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2011 Ram 2500


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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Bracket Kit for a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 with Overload Springs
    We do have a fifth wheel trailer hitch install kit to fit your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 but the ones you referenced, part # RP50040-58, are designed for the 1500 and not the 3500. For your truck, that has overload springs, you can use kit # RP56011-53. Also, if your truck is a diesel you can use # RP50140-58, but not if you have the gasoline model.
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  • Fifth Wheel Towing Using 2013 Dodge Ram Short Bed w/ Ramboxes
    Reese's official stance on the matter is that Dodge Ram trucks equipped with the Ramboxes can't be used for fifth wheel towing. The Ramboxes make the inside dimension of the bed narrower than usual, so the fifth wheel pin box will very likely strike the inside of the bed rails. They have had customer reports that using a Sidewinder makes fifth wheel towing possible by moving the pivot point far enough rearward (22 inches). My Reese representative tells me that they have not tested a fifth...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for 2012 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    There are several 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits that you can use to mount your 5th wheel hitch in your 2012 Ram 2500 long bed. I recommend going with a custom kit because there is much less drilling required which means it will also take less time to install the custom kits; the correct fits for your truck are either the Curt kit # C16420-204 or Reese kit # RP56011-53.
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  • What 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Single Cab with 8-Foot Bed Towing 30-Foot Camper
    The Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30047 is a universal-fit item that will work in your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8-foot bed. This is a complete 5th wheel system that includes the 5th wheel hitch head assembly, base rails but will require some base rails to install, I recommend the # RP56011-53, as these custom brackets will utilize the existing holes in your frame to reduce installation time. Please note that 5th wheel hitches cannot be installed over plastic bed liners (the liner in the...
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  • Cost Effective 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2012 Ram 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 will fit your 2012 Ram 2500 6-1/2' bed with the # RP56011-53 but you will need a sliding 5th wheel hitch in order to obtain clearance between the loft of your trailer and cab of your truck if you do not have a rotating pin box. Also, the install kit is universal which means there will be excessive drilling required and would not be best for you as we have custom install kits for your truck that won't require any drilling into the frame rails. Therefore,...
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  • Will Reese Outboard Installation Kit Fit with Load Assist Air Bags on a 2012 Ram 2500
    I spoke with my contact at Reese who said that the load assist air bags on your 2012 Ram 2500 should be aftermarket. Since they aren't OEM, which Reese would have performed a test fit with, I can't necessarily verify that they will work with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit # RP56011-53 that you referenced without knowing what exact air bag kit you have. If you can let me know what you have and send in a picture with it then I could verify it that way for you. Attached...
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  • Installation Instructions for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
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    Since your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 has a 6 foot bed you're going to want a sliding fifth wheel hitch. The sliding B&W Patriot # BWRVK3270 is rated up to 18,000 pounds. You need a sliding hitch because short bed trucks do not allow for turning clearance to make sharp turns. Your trailer will likely hit the cab of your Ram. The exception is if your trailer has a Revolution or Sidewinder pin box, or if it has a nose that is tapered. In this case you can use the fixed Patriot, # BWRVK3200,...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rails for 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Without seeing the hitch in question or knowing the exact model, it's hard to say with confidence what kind of deal it is, however the price you mentioned is going to be hard to beat if it is in fact barely used and in good condition. You did mention though, that you were told that it was an "auto slide" hitch from Reese. Reese does not currently produce an automatically sliding fifth wheel hitch, so most likely you are looking at a manual slider (unless the seller misspoke when he said...
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  • Can Dodge Ram 2500 with Ram Boxes Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer
    The problem with the Ram Box is that is that it puts the rails of the bed too close together and it causes interference with the pin box of the trailer around corners. We have heard several customers say that with a Sidewinder pin box they were able to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a truck with a Ram Box. Sidewinders move the pivot point higher so the Ram Box wouldn't interfere. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are...
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  • Recommended Base Rails to Install on a 2012 Ram 2500 to Use With a Reese Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch
    We have a couple of different options for you to install base rails in your 2012 Ram 2500 to use with your Reese sliding 5th wheel hitch. The difference between the rails is how they are installed on your Ram. The Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-186 is the most generic of the options that I have for you. The semi-custom brackets will let your install your 5th wheel hitch if your Ram has the overload springs, but it is not compatible with the Reese Elite Series,...
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  • Fifth Wheel And Gooseneck Hitch Recommendations for 2013 Dodge Ram 2500
    According to my contact at Air Lift, their # AL57295 air spring system utilizes brackets that mount to the underside of the frame member that won't interfere with the fifth wheel hitch install brackets. As long as the toolbox doesn't extend above the bed side rails of the truck, you should have no fit worries. A B&W Companion set up, consisting of the # BWGNRK1313-5W under bed rail kit and the # BWRVK3400-5W sliding fifth wheel hitch would be a great choice that would allow you lots...
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  • Fifth Wheel Towing Using 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed w/ Ramboxes
    Reese does not recommend fifth wheel towing with Rambox-equipped Ram trucks. The Rambox makes the bed too narrow, so there is a real danger that the sides of the pin box will impact the bed sides during turns. There have been reports that using a Sidewinder will produce enough clearance that this danger is removed, but Reese hasn't tested it and therefore cannot recommend it. If you decide to try it, you'll be doing so at your own risk. The # RP56011-53 install kit would work fine, but...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit for a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed Truck
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    There is an option to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2012 Ram 2500 6 Foot Bed with Rambox. The issue with using a fifth wheel trailer hitch with a Rambox is your truck's bed is thinner. Therefore taking away clearance you will need for your trailer to make turns. The way to gain this clearance is with a Sidewinder. A Sidewinder gives you more clearance by moving the pivot point of your fifth wheel closer to the tailgate of your truck. Since it takes over as the pivot point the...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    I do have a solution for your 2013 Ram 2500 short bed, the Reese Quick-Install Kit, # RP56011-53. This kit includes the frame brackets and the base rails and is compatible with any fifth wheel hitch that uses the industry standard above bed base rails. If you do not already have one, I recommend adding the Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness, # 41157. This will connect to the OEM 7-way connector and provide a 7-way trailer connector in your truck bed for your trailer.
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