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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 RP56017-53 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 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.



56017 Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

30153 Reese Extended Length Fifth Wheel Installation Rails

Item # RP56017-53

Installation Details RP56017-53 Installation instructions

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Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP56017-53

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (20 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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Great products I have used them before and find them functional and more than adequate for the job. Easy to install and the directions are more than adequate. Keep up the great products for RVer's. 600121


Comments
It’s been great no problems, was short a few of the plastic isolator strips but I made it work, but the product was fab.
Larry - 01/26/2020

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2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The quick install hitch brackets took me about 4 hours to install and everything went in easy. It threw me off having to isolate the steel rails and brackets from the aluminum truck body with clear tape. 476651



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all the products were great. I highly recommend watching the installment video that e trailer provides, especially for the Reese rail kit. Bargman wiring harness was high quality all the way through. The Reese Rail kit was super heavy duty compared to the one that the RV dealer installed on my last truck. Neither product was the CHEAPEST but in this case it was money well spent. Special thanks to CS Rep Laser as he answered all my questions. 845686



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2018 Ford F-150

I've uploaded a few pictures of my recently installed 5th wheel rails. This is truly a high quality product. I would recommend it to anyone. It was a lot of fun drilling holes in a 2 week old truck. I fallowed the instruction and everything fit perfectly. 814662



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very fast delivery 808410



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Great product. Easy installation. I installed all by self, took about 2hrs. Only real problem i had was getting the bolt in near the def tank. 629487



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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

This was a challenge to put in, needing to be very precise when measuring and drilling. However, the kit is very quality and after a year I will still recommend it to anyone with a 2017 Ford F250. 592493



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Very good unit. After one year still looks like new. Not problems. 557143



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This was an easy installation and still working great 556898



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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Exact Fit....Thank you Etrailer customer service! 544892



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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Priduct is awesome but directions are so, so. Because of the aluminum bed “stickers” are supplied to place between steel and aluminum. But illustrations are difficult to understand. Love etrailers videos but they need to do one on a F250 aluminum bed. Many more parts and spacers compared to steel bed. 510628


Comments
Working great. No issues at all.
Tracy - 05/20/2019

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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Once again Etrailer comes through. Fast shipping and packaged well. 6 hours to install (I am old and slow) but the product exceeded my expectations. Many Thanks again, will be back. 492925



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Like always, etrailer comes through. Friendly and helpful sales people and lightening fast shipping. I always find Reese products to be of very good quality and this rail system is no exception. Clear instructions and quality hardware. 478420



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etrailer, superb customer service. Needed this rail kit for our company. Our usual vendor still have 56017-13 on back order for months. We use etrailer as back up for hard to get items. They never fail to please. Great company. 439827



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Easy straight forward installation and instructions. Quick delivery and good quality merchandise. 436793



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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Product was excellent 417933



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

To do the job right the first time, this is a great product at a great price. 394549



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Product fit as expected and installation was fairly painless. There were a few tight spots to work around, but I installed the kit on my own in a few hours. Shipping was fast and the tracking updates were sent as soon as it was sent for shipping. Will definitely buy from etrailer again. 388132



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Super easy to install. Took me about 2.5 hours to install. Materials are of good quality and fit was great. 375018



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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Very prompt delivery ,boxed very good. Installers had a few issue putting the bolts bye the gas tank area. Once it was done it is a very strong institution. 372246


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Which Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2018 Ford F-350 with Dually Axle
    I checked with Reese and for the 2018 Ford F-350 dually models you have to use the outboard fifth wheel rail kit part # RP56017-53 like you mentioned. The inboard rail kit part # RP50074-58 does not fit dually models.
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  • Distance of Fifth Wheel Install Location on a 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The Reese Quick Install Bracket, part # RP56017-53 installs its rear bar at 29-1/8 inches away from the rear of the bed, compared to the rear bar being installed at 29-1/2 inches for part # RP50074-58. You likely won't have much difference in the hitch position between these two kits. Keep in mind that this distance is measured from the rear of the truck bed. I've included and labeled images from their instruction manuals so you can get an idea of how the rest of the system installs.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350 for Reese Hitch
    You'd want to go with a set of custom install Reese fifth wheel rails/brackets for your 2017 Ford F-350 without the factory rail kit. The part # RP56017-53 is an outboard kit which means it the brackets mount to the outside of the frame rails making it a bit easier. Downside is a slightly bigger rail and higher price. The inboard kit part # RP50074-58 is your other option. You'd get a lower price and smaller rails but a more involved install. Since you have tapered nose trailer...
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  • Difference Between Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kits for 2017 Ford F-250 Long Bed
    Both the Reese fifth wheel rail install kits are a fit for your 2017 Ford F-250 long bed without the factory rail kit. The difference is that the part # RP56017-53 costs a little more, installs much easier since the frame brackets mount to the outside of the frame, but also gives you a larger rail in the bed of your truck. The part # RP50074-58 on the other hand costs less, gives you a smaller rail in the bed of your truck, but will be a bit harder to install since the brackets mount...
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit Include Hardware for Aluminum Bed on 2017 Ford F-250?
    The first thing to note is that Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56034-53 is not a fit for 2017 Ford F-250's, it is a fit for the '17 Ford F-150. If you do have a 2017 F-250 the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56017-53 is the correct kit. Each of these kits will work with your aluminum bed because they come with galvanic isolator strips that are placed on the bottom surface of each rail so no additional hardware...
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  • Does Rear Wheels of 2018 Ford F-350 Need to be Removed to Install 5th Wheel Rail Kit
    I attached the install instructions for the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP56017-53. It doesn't mention specifically that the wheels have to come off to install the kit but it will make it a bit easier to access everything.
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  • Hardware Kit For Securing Reese Fifth Wheel Rails to Fifth Wheel Brackets
    The size of the bolts that you need are ½” X 2” GR. 8 carriage bolts plus spacers. We have the kit part # RP58430 which includes several of these as it's designed for 10 bolt kits but the bolts are the same.
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  • Which Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2018 Ford F-350 with Dually Axle
    I checked with Reese and for the 2018 Ford F-350 dually models you have to use the outboard fifth wheel rail kit part # RP56017-53 like you mentioned. The inboard rail kit part # RP50074-58 does not fit dually models. This rail kit fits with your Reese Titan 20 RP30867 and would not require different pins.
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  • Which 5th Wheel Mounting Bracket/Rail Kit for 2020 Ford F250
    To install a Curt Sliding 5th wheel hitch in the bed of your 2020 Ford F250, I'd recommend the # RP56017-53 5th wheel bracket/rail kit. This kit won't require drilling into the truck frame, and is compatible with Diesel as well as gas engine equipped vehicles. The kit includes the frame brackets, industry standard bed rails and all necessary hardware. To install a 7-way trailer connector in your truck bed, I'd recommend # 50-97-410-010. I've linked to installation videos for the bracket/rail...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Fits 2019 Ford F-250 and Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Adapter
    Yes the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP56017-53 that you referenced will work with your Andersen Ultimate fifth wheel adapter and will also fit your 2019 Ford F-250 long bed so this would work great for your. Since this is an outboard kit it will install easier as well.
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  • How Does Reese Custom Install Kit RP56017-53 Install on a 2017 Ford F-350 Dually 4x4
    If your truck has the 4 holes/pucks in the bed then you have the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2017 Ford F-350 and would not need to install a rail kit. If you take a look at the video I have linked and fast forward to about the 4:40 mark you can see our installer talking about the factory prep kit. If you do have the factory prep package then there are 5th wheel hitches that fit directly in it such as # BWRVK3300 which is the hitch shown in the video I mentioned. If you...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Custom Rail Kit Easy To Install In 2017 Ford F-250 4x4 Short Bed
    For ease of installation in your 2017 Ford F-250 4x4 with 6-3/4 foot bed, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56017-53. This kit comes with the brackets customized for your truck and has the outboard rails that are 48 inches long versus the traditional 43 inches length. These rails are still compatible with all of the same industry standard hitches, but the longer rails make the installation much easier...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Base Rails for 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The best option for base rails for your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6-3/4 foot bed are the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56017-53 because the rails are an extended length so you can install them on the outside of your rails, making this the easiest base rail kit to install. The brackets on this kit do not require any drilling into your truck frame either, which is great for your truck and also eases the installation....
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  • Do Galvanic Isolator Strips of Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit RP56017-53 Have to be Used
    The isolator strips that come with the part # RP56017-53 should be used when installing this rail kit. There's not telling how long electric tape would hold up so to prevent damage to your truck I would not recommend using it instead of the strips.
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch for a 2017 F-250 Super Crew with 6 3/4 Bed
    Since you have a Keystone trailer with the Turn Max technology you don't need a slider at all actually. Manual or automatic slider would not be needed. With fifth wheel hitch you actually don't really need them to sit higher than the bed rails of the truck. It's actually the opposite in nearly every situation that the hitch sits below the top of the bed rails. The pin box of the truck extends down far enough to compensate for that. The Reese fifth wheel hitch part # RP30047 is a similar...
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  • Comparison of Curt and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Bracket Kits for a 2017 Ford F-350
    Essentially the install brackets kits that fit your 2017 Ford F-350 accomplish the same thing. And when you compare the Reese # RP50074-58 and the Curt # C16428-204 they even install in the same location. They're custom kits so they use existing holes in your truck's frame. So you don't have to drill into the frame. With that being said, there is a second Reese kit, part # RP56017-53. This kit is an outboard install which means the brackets install on the outside of the frame rails....
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  • Where is Ideal Location to Install Fifth Wheel Hitch in Bed of 2019 Ford F-450
    Ideally when you install a fifth wheel hitch you put it right over the rear axle or up to a few inches ahead of the axle centerline. If you install the hitch with the Custom Fifth Wheel Rail Kit from Reese part # RP56017-53 it will place the hitch right over the axle as needed without requiring frame drilling.
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  • Moving a Reese Sliding Hitch to a new 2017 Ford F250 Short Bed Truck
    For your new 2017 Ford F-250 Shortbed, I recommend either of Reese's custom fit mounting kits, part # RP50074-58 for the inboard version, and part # RP56017-53 for the outboard version. For both kits, you'll end up drilling into the bed of the truck only, however both kits use existing points in the frame to install. The outboard version, part # RP56017-53 is easier to install, as its entire mounting process takes place outside the frame, making installation a breeze because of...
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  • How Long to Install the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails on a 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP50066-58 are designed for GM vehicle and will not fit your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty. For a 5th wheel installation kit that will fit your truck I recommend using the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails (Inboard) part # RP50074-58 or the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails (Outboard) part # RP56017-53. Inboard installation kits provide a connection point for the base rails and frame...
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  • Will Curt 5th Wheel Hitch 16516 Fit Reese Rails in a 2017 Ford F-250 4x4 Short Bed
    Yes, the Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # 16516 will fit the rails in Reese custom installation kit # RP56017-53 for your 2017 Ford F-250 4x4 short bed. The rails are still industry standard rails they are just longer than traditional rails to make installing the frame brackets easier.
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  • How to Tow a Keystone Cougar Xlite 29RES with a 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    The Keystone Cougar Xlite 29RES has a tapered nose which means you will not need a sliding 5th wheel hitch or rotating pin box in order to allow for turning clearance on most short bed truck. In order to tow this trailer with your 2017 Ford F-250 with the 6-3/4' bed, I recommend using the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30047. This hitch has a 16,000 lb weight capacity which will give you a good margin of error, a four way pivoting head which will make hooking/unhooking on unlevel...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails For 2017 Ford F-350
    For 5th wheel rails on your 2017 Ford F-350, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50074-58 which is a confirmed fit bracket and rail kit for your truck. These are the 43 inch long rails, so you don't need the longer rails based on your truck. We don't have just the brackets available for this model year yet outside of the kit. If you want the longer rails, you can get the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and...
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  • Recommended Base Rails for Pullrite 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch on 2019 Ford F-250
    For your 2019 Ford F-250, I recommend the B&W Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWRVK2402 which will allow you to install your base rails in the correct location. These brackets are custom fit to utilize holes already in your frame to reduce installation time and drilling. The brackets take the measuring to a minimum for a perfect fit. This will give you the industry standard base rails that are compatible with your Pullrite sliding 5th wheel hitch. For...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed for Reese Slider Hitch
    For your 2017 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4 foot bed the rail kit I would recommend is the Reese custom install kit part # RP50074-58. The custom install kits are the way to go since they minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal kit. This kit is also the same style of rail kit that your Reese Kwik Slider hitch is designed to fit.
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  • Recommended Timbren Suspension Enhancement and 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 4x4 Short Bed
    For your 2017 Ford F-350 4x4 short box, the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System - Rear Axle # TFR350SDJ will be a confirmed fit for your truck. These hollow rubber springs sit above the axle to help stabilize and level your truck. These springs work independently to compensate for off-center loads and reduce body roll. They are a great compliment to a 5th wheel hitch. If you haven't yet selected a 5th wheel hitch, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Towing a 10,500 lb GVWR Trailer with a 2017 Ford F-250
    Since you have a short bed on your 2017 Ford F-250 it is best to go with a sliding 5th wheel hitch. The sliding feature will help to keep your trailer from contacting the cab on your truck in tight turning situations. The best option that we have to offer is the Demco Hijacker Autosliding 5th wheel hitch. The autosliding feature on this 5th wheel hitch makes tight turns much easier because you don't have to get in and out of your truck to lock and unlock the sliding feature like what...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-350
    I apologize for any confusion, but the correct fifth wheel rail kit for your 2018 Ford F-350 long bed, 4WD is the part # RP56017-53 which means that if you only wanted the brackets you'd want the part # RP56017 but you'd have to have the larger outboard style rails.. You'll need new hardware for the rails too as part # 58164 as well since fifth wheel rail hardware is considered one time use.
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  • Installing RBW Lil Rocker in 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The Lil Rocker fits into industry standard base rails, so if your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty has the factory rail kit, you would only need the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156. Should you not have the factory rail kit, you would need to install the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56017-53.
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  • Recommended Custom Base Rail Kit for a 2017 Ford F-250
    In order to install the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30047 on your 2017 Ford F-250 you are going to want to use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit part # RP56017-53. This is a custom install kit that will not require any drilling into the truck's frame. If you have a Sidewinder then you can use the fixed 5th wheel hitch with your 6-3/4' bed but if you have a standard non-rotating pin box then you are indeed going to need a sliding 5th wheel hitch in order...
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