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 Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP56016-53

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



RP56016-53 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP56016-53 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit

2011 - 2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit





Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (5 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.


- RP56016-53

by: Nick01/27/2017


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



- RP56016-53

by: Steve M08/21/2016


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



- RP56016-53

by: Robert H03/13/2017


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



- RP56016-53

by: Michael H12/14/2016


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



- RP56016-53

by: Charles E02/19/2017


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

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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit


  • 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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  • 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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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 and 2012 Heartland Elkridge Trailer
  • For your new 2012 Ford F-250 and Heartland 5th wheel trailer, I recommend going with a 16K Reese hitch which will give you plenty of room to spare as far as capacity and will provide you with years of service. To me a standard bed is an 8 foot bed. That would mean you would need the fixed version, # RP30047. But if your bed is 6-3/4 feet long, you would need a slider. The slider that offers the most travel and most clearance for making tight turns is the round tube slider found with...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Frame Brackets for 2013 Ford F250 SD
  • The Reese Outboard Quick Install Brackets you referenced, part # RP50082 are a fit for 1999-2010 F250 models, but wouldn't be a fit for your 2013 model. For a 2013 model, for outboard brackets, you would need the # RP56016-53 bracket and rail kit. This kit includes the hardware to mount the brackets to the frame, the 48 inch long bed rails and all hardware.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch And Wiring For 2015 Ford F-250 Crew Cab 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • Your 2015 Ford F-250 Crew Cab SRW 4x4 with 6.7L Diesel is rated by Ford to pull 15,900 lbs. I don't recommend pulling at full capacity all the time, but you will have many options for 5th wheel trailers within your towable range. With your short bed, you will need to get a sliding hitch to account for the lack of clearance space when turning. You don't want your new trailer to hit your truck cab, so a sliding hitch is the recommended route for all short bed trucks. There are many...
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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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  • Will Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Fit a 2017 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • There are several 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits that fit the 2017 Ford F-250 with the 6-3/4 foot bed. I am happy to report that installation kit # RP56016-53 is indeed listed as a fit. And the Titan hitch, # RP30869, will fit the rails included with the kit. The installation kit comes with strips of vinyl that will be placed between the bottoms of the rails and the truck bed to help prevent galvanic corrosion.
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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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  • Will Fifth Wheel Bracket Part # RP50073-58 Fit 2011 Ford F350 Dually
  • The Reese Custom Base Rail and Bracket Kit, part # RP50073-58 will fit your 2011 Ford F-350 long bed dually. A better option that you may be interested in is the Reese Quick-Install Outboard Kit, # RP56016-53. This kit includes Reese's outboard brackets that will make the installation much easier and faster. I have attached the installation instructions for both kits for you to check out and compare.
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  • Will Reese Fifth Wheel Install Kit Fit a 2011 Ford F-350 SuperDuty
  • I have 5th wheel base rails and an install kit for your 2011 Ford F-350, but the # RP50082-58 base rails and install kit are not a fit for models past 2010. For your 2011 F-350, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56016-53 The outboard style of the brackets makes it easier to access hardware when bolting down the base rails, which helps cut down on the hassle and time of installation. This is a custom fit installation kit that will...
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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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  • Will a Reese 12K 5th Wheel Hitch Work on a 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • I have several hitches that will work with your new 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty, but based on the information we have, your 12K Reese 5th wheel hitch will not work with anything that is made these days. The only 12K 5th wheel hitch that Reese had was made between 1985 and 1990 and it was actually made by another company called Owens Classic. Reese dropped that line in 1990 and released their own 5th wheel line, so anything sold by Reese that was made before 1990 will not fit anything made...
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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. Two great sliding hitches for you are the Reese Titan Hitches # RP30869 for 16,000 lbs. or # RP30870 for 20,000 lbs. They both have dual-jaws to maintain a secure connection with your kingpin and reduce jarring and chucking and will travel up to 11 inches to help you make sharp turns. Both...
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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 Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw...
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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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  • 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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation and Rail Kit for 2013 Ford F-350
  • Sounds like the previous owner removed the hitch and the base rails that you would see installed in the bed of the truck. If you did happen to still have the rails though and they are 22 inches apart on center (the standard rails design) then the Reese 16k hitch part # RP30047 would fit them and work well. Otherwise you would want a rail kit # RP56016-53 as well to give your truck bed a set of rails for the hitch to install into. This is a custom install kit that installs in half the...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Kit Recommendation for 2014 Ford F-250 Short Bed for Use w Reese Revolution
  • All of the parts you mentioned would work well for your 2014 Ford F-250. Since you have a Reese Revolution pin box the stationary hitch # RP30866 would be the correct hitch, the rail kit part # RP56016-53 is a confirmed custom install rail kit for your truck and the wedge part # RP30865 is the correct one for the Titan hitch you mentioned. The fifth wheel wiring part # 41157 is also a fit for your truck too.
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  • Comparison Of Fifth Wheel Custom Installation Kits For 2016 Ford F-150
  • The difference between the Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50026-58, and part # RP56016-53 is the length of the base rails. The baserails for part # RP50026-58 are 43 inches long and for part # RP56016-53 the length is 48-inches. Both installation kits are designed to mount to the outboard side of the truck frame.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 for Use with Reese Titan 16 Hitch
  • You are correct. All you need to install your current fifth wheel hitch # RP30866 is the custom install fifth wheel rail kit part # RP56016-53. This fifth wheel rail kit has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Ford F-250 and would work well.
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