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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 RP56016-53 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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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty - 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 B&W, Curt, Demco Hijacker Premier Series, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer 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.



56016 Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

30153 Reese Extended Length Fifth Wheel Installation Rails

Replaces RP56002-53

Item # RP56016-53

Installation Details RP56016-53 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP56016-53

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 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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Easy install 805685



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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Arrived on time and was very easy to install took about two hour great product I would buy again. 519067



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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Overall product is great, the construction is heavy duty gauge metal for better strength, much better that what I was sold at the dealership in the past. Installation was easy and straight forward. 427171



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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Ordered a Reece custom fifth wheel bracket kit with rails. It was delivered in a timely manner and I installed it myself. Went right on with no problems. I do wish the instructions had mentioned what to do when you have a bracket hole hitting the bed cross members. I had to drive the shims between the bed and cross members to keep the bed from collapsing. 423983



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2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Great service staff. Easy install on my 2013 F250. Highly recommend etrailer and will buy from them again. 365870



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Super easy to install!!! The outboard rails make I'm talking this a piece of cake. I definitely recommend this product if your looking for a hassle free installation. I will definitely order this again when the time comes! 364685



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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

I just received my order to day everythings here and looks to be in good shape it took 5 days to get here weekend included.I think that's great very happy so far.I haven't installed any thing yet being 15 degrees out and no garage but when I do i know etrailer will be there to help great company I will continue to do business with them with confidence. 352441



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Free shipping, arrived in 4 days. Very robust product. Good instructions. 343348



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The brackets and rails were a perfect fit, really easy and fast to install, took me 2 hours from start to finish. 336086



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Product was on back order for some time which was out of etrailers control , once product was in very quick response and shipping . Thanks 324834


Comments
I really like the hitch, install took a little time but every thing went in as planned , the best part is easy hook up to the fifth wheel . I also installed the power cord which just plugged into the factory plugs drilled a hole in the side of the inner bed were I wanted it and done . I would like to thank your company for the quick delivery even though the hitch was on back order which is not your fault. I appreciate all the help from the staff at etrailer and will order from you again when parts or other items are needed . Thank you for your follow up and have a great Christmas and a Happy new year .
Michael H - 12/15/2017

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2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Delivery time was very reasonable, installation of rails and frame brackets straight forward and relatively simple. I went to extra lengths to try and get them in exactly as per recommended measurements. Not sure in 1/8 to 1/16 inch off would be an issue, so I worked until I nailed it exactly. Haven't picked up the new 5th wheel yet, but anticipating no problems. 2013 F250 diesel crew cab short bed. 286133


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Bed Rails and Compatibility with Plastic Bed Liner in 2015 Ford F-350 6.5 ft
    For your 2015 Ford F-350, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56016-53. These outboard rails make it far easier to install the rails and also give you additional 3/4 inch height which helps with the taller bed rails. You will need to trim the bed liner for the 5th wheel rails. I've attached a video to assist. I also recommend using a sliding hitch for your short bed truck. For a manual sliding option,...
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  • Easy to Install Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-350 Long Bed
    The easiest to install fifth wheel rail kit for your 2015 Ford F-350 will be a custom outboard install kit like the Reese kit part # RP56016-53. This is compatible with your Husky hitch as well. The custom install kits are much easier to install than universal kits as they minimize drilling. This kit is an outboard kit which means that the brackets are on the outsides of the frame which allows for an easier install.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2011 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    With a 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a short bed you are going to want a sliding hitch to give you clearance around tight turns. Which hitch you get is going to depend on the weight of your trailer. Both hitches use the same Quick-Install Custom Base Rails for your truck # RP56016-53. The custom base rails will make it a lot easier and faster to install with less drilling. You may also be interested in the trailer wiring kit for your truck # 41157.
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  • Will Firestone and Air Lift Air Bags Work w/Reese Custom 5th Wheel Install Kits for 2016 Ford F-250
    Yes, both installation kits, # RP50026-58 and # RP56016-53 will work with Firestone air bag kit 2535 (which has been discontinued) or Air Lift kit # AL88396. The brackets for the 5th wheel install kits mount on the outboard sides of the frame rails while the upper brackets for both air bag kits install on the inboard sides of the frame rails. The Firestone kit that fits the 2016 Ford F-350 4x4 is # F2703 and it too is compatible. The bolts used to hold the air bag brackets on will also...
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  • Brackets and Hardware Only to Mount Reese 5th Wheel Rails in a 2015 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    Fifth wheel brackets # RP56016 are specifically for the longer Reese rails, # RP30153, which are 48 inches long. If your rails are Reese and 48 inches long by 7-1/2 inches wide by 1-7/8 inches tall then # RP56016 is the correct bracket kit. If your rails are shorter than 48 inches then you will need bracket kit # RP50026 instead. Bracket kit # RP56016 comes with hardware to mount to the truck frame but not the hardware to attach the rails to the brackets. For that hardware you will need...
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  • Outboard Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fit Confirmation for 2016 Ford F-350 Rail Location Dimension
    For your 2016 Ford F-350 short bed (or long bed) the Outboard Reese Rail Kit part # RP56016-53 that you have is listed as a fit. Since this is a custom fit, outboard kit it will be the easiest kit to install. The frame brackets being on the outside of the frame makes things much easier. The center of the jaws of the hitch will end up approximate 7/8 of an inch in front of the rear axle center. From the rear edge of the truck bed to the rear edge of the rear rail will measure 27-5/8 inches.
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  • Determining if PullRite 5th Wheel Hitch Will Fit Reese Custom Base Rails for 2014 Ford F-250
    As you mentioned, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56016-53 is indeed confirmed to fit your 2014 Ford F-250. This custom-fit kit will provide industry-standard, above-bed base rails in the bed of your truck. In order to determine if your existing PullRite 5th Wheel Hitch will fit these rails, you will need to know if it is compatible with industry-standard base rails. PullRite manufacturers a few different model hitches, some of which are compatible...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    Your Valley 7054 fifth wheel hitch will fit rails that we offer for your 2016 Ford F-250 as it is designed to fit industry standard rails like what you have. For a custom rail kit confirmed as a fit for your truck you would want the Reese part # RP56016-53 which would minimize drilling and install time. If you like your hitch and it's not worn out then keep it and use it till you want something better. If you want something that will be much nicer I would recommend the Demco Hijacker...
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  • Comparing The Reese 48 Inch Rails With The Reese 43 Inch Rails For 5th Wheel Hitches On 2015 F-250
    On your 2015 Ford F-250, rail kit # RP50026-58 and rail kit # RP56016-53 are both a confirmed fit with custom brackets for your vehicle. If you want the easier to install outboard kit, the # RP56016-53 will give you more room to work on your F-250. The benefit of the longer rail of 48 inches versus the 43 inch rail # RP50026-58 is only the ease of install and aesthetic. Both rails will fit the industry standard 5th wheel hitches made by B&W, Curt, Demco Hijacker Premier Series, Draw-Tite,...
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  • Transferring Reese 18K 5th Wheel Hitch From 2006 Ford F-350 to 2012 Ford F-250
    You will first want to check to make sure that your 2012 Ford F-250 is not equipped with the Ford 5th Wheel Tow Prep Package. If you have this package, your truck will have factory rails installed beneath the bed. If you have this system and want to use your existing Reese 18K 5th Wheel hitch, you would need to install Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter, part # RP30156. If your 2012 F-250 does not have the hitch prep package, you will need to order new mounting brackets, unless you used...
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  • What is the Difference Between Reese Custom 5th Wheel Brackets # RP56016-53 and # RP50026-58
    These brackets are very similar and have very close instructions when it comes to install as well. There is about a 5 inch difference in the location of where these brackets are installed and then when you get towards the end of the instructions there are a few difference like the torque specifications. Other than the size of the base rails, there really are no big differences.
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # RP56016-53 Come with All Needed Install Hardware
    The Reese Outboard Rail Kit part # RP56016-53 that you referenced comes with all hardware needed. That means all of the hardware that installs the brackets to your truck and all of the hardware that installs the rails to the brackets. I attached an install video for this rail kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Custom Rails And Brackets Compatible With 2015 Ford F-250
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56016-53 confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford F-250 uses the # RP30153 Reese Extended Length Fifth Wheel Installation Rails and the # RP56016 Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. The # RP50026 brackets not a fit for the outboard 48 inch rails, but are a fit for the 43 Inch rails # RP58058.
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # RP56016-53 Fit 2014 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    For your 2014 Ford F-250 short bed without the factory rail kit the Reese rail kit part # RP56016-53 is a confirmed fit and would work well for you. It will work perfectly with your Reese 16k fifth wheel hitch as well.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails And Sliding Hitch For 2014 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    For your 2014 Ford F-250, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56016-53 for an easier installation with custom brackets and longer rails for easier accessiblity. You can use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50026-58 instead which has the more traditional rails and custom brackets, but a slightly more time intensive installation. The difference...
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  • Will RBW X-16 Fit Industry Standard Above Bed Rails on 2012 Ford F-250
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56016-53 will give your 2012 Ford F-250 industry-standard rails, allowing you to use fifth-wheel hitches that mount 22” front to back and either 20-5/8” or 29” wide. From my research the RBW X-16 fifth wheel hitch will fit industry-standard rails but if you will want to take a quick measurement of the hitch legs from front to back as well as their width to verify this.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails And Brackets For 2011 Ford F-350 Dually
    For your 2011 Ford F-350 Dually, I recommend the custom install kit from Reese. There are two options for this, with the rails being either 43 inches long or 48 inches long. The longer rails make the installation easier, but either rail kit will function great once installed and they use the same frame holes for the bracket installation. For the 43 inch rails, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50026-58. For...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-150 with Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Installed
    It can be pretty challenging to fit suspension enhancement on a truck that has a fifth wheel rail kit installed on it like the Reese # RP56016-53 that you referenced but we do have the Timbren kit part # TFR1504E which will fit since it installs on the inboard side of the truck frame and the Reese kit you mentioned installs on the outboard side.
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  • Recommended Reese Custom-Fit 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation Kit for 2013 Ford F-250 Long Bed
    For a no-frame-drilling 5th wheel rail installation kit from Cequent for your 2013 Ford F-250 long bed I suggest the Reese kit # RP50026-58. This custom-fit kit includes no-drill brackets that use existing holes in the frame and it will install in about half the time as a universal-fit kit. The included hardware and rails bolt to these brackets to provide a mounting point for any industry-standard 5th wheel hitch. You will need to drill through the bed, of course, to install the rails but...
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  • Recommended Base Rail Kit and 20K Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch For 2016 Ford F-150 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    For your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6-3/4 foot bed without factory rail kit, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # RP56016-53. This rail kit will give you the custom outboard brackets to fit your frame and the outboard rails to make the installation easier. This kit is compatible with standard base 5th wheel hitches. The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16541...
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  • Which Reese 5th Wheel Hitch Do You Recommend For My 2015 Ford F-250 SuperDuty?
    I'm including a best 5th Wheel Hitch video Rob made for the 2015 Ford F250 SuperDuty. He recommends getting the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56016-53 because it is an industry standard rail so any industry standard fifth wheel like the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30051 you were looking at. I suggest getting this system. Because the # RP30075 you were looking at wont fit into the # RP30126 you were looking at....
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  • Installation Time for Husky 5th Wheel Hitch of 2011 Ford F250 Short Bed
    Husky Towing estimates about a 3-1/2 hour install time for someone experienced in fifth wheel installation. Reese offers the # RP56016-53 install kit which lists a 3-1/2 hour install time, because no drilling is required to install the frame mounted brackets, which certainly would save some time. Curt offers the # C16424-104 which requires no drilling and has an estimated install time of about 2-1/2 hours. Any of the three installation kits mentioned above would be compatible with...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Mounting Bracket Compatibility with 2012 and 2015 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets # RP56016 will fit both the 2015 Ford F-250 and 2012 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 foot beds. If you want the brackets and rails, then you will use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP56016-53.
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  • What are the Differences between Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kits that Fit 2016 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    Reese offers two fifth wheel rail kits for your 2016 Ford F-250 short bed. They are different styles that have trade offs, but both of them are going to be much easier to install than a universal install kit. The part # RP56016-53 is an outboard rail kit. This means that the brackets for the rails mount on the outside of the truck frame. The benefit to this is that they are much easier to install. The drawbacks are that they cost more and the rails are dimensionally larger all around. The...
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  • Install Kit for Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2012 Ford F250 Super Duty
    Since a fifth wheel hitch is not a vehicle specific item, you can certainly use the Husky slider from your older truck and install it in your new F250. You will need a new install kit, several fifth wheel hitch manufacturers make custom install kits that would be compatible including Husky, Curt and Reese. The Husky kit is part # HT31408-686. If you would prefer Reese, then you can use # RP56016-53 or for Curt, # C16424-204. Each kit includes the frame brackets, bed rails and all necessary...
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  • Installation Instructions for Fifth Wheel Install Kit on 2013 Ford F-250
    The exact instructions that you need will depend on which rail kit you have. Here's a list of the kits we have that will fit your 2013 Ford F-250 and we have the installation instructions for you: Reese # RP56016-53 # RP30126 # RP50026-58 # RP30035 B&W # BWRVK2401 Curt # C16424-204 Demco # DM8553000-12 # DM8552000-71 The install details are attached for each kit. As well as a video on several of them.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250/F-350
    For your 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty long bed the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP50026-58 is a confirmed fit that requires no drilling into the truck frame for installation. Or for an easier to install kit we have the outboard rail kit part # RP56016-53 that also does not require any frame drilling. Since it installs on the outside of the frame it will be noticeably easier to install as well as the other kit I mentioned uses brackets that install on the inboard side of the truck...
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