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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 RP56018-53 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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2020 Ram 1500 - 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 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

56018 Reese Quick-Install Out Board Brackets

Item # RP56018-53

Installation Details RP56018-53 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP56018-53

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 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.

- RP56018-53
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Bonjours, je suis très satisfait de se quitte il y a u Des petites ajustements avec les braquette arrière mais sen plus fonctionne très bien 786442



- RP56018-53
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Product was just what I needed, the only thing was it was missing a few bolts, but they were easy to find in a hardware store. 655683


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Do Reese 5th Wheel Base Rails and Installation Kit fit 2020 Ram 1500 Short Bed With Air Suspension
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit with Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56018-53 is a fit for your 2020 Ram 1500 with a 5 foot 7 bed and the factory air suspension. So long as your PullRite is the ISR series (which stands for "Industry Standard Rails") then these base rails will absolutely work with that hitch. I have added a link to a video review and the installation instructions as well for the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation...
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rails Fit for 2020 Ram 1500 With 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    The best base rails for your 2020 Ram 1500 with a 6-1/2' bed are the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit with Base Rails # RP56018-53. I recommend these because they do not require any drilling into your Ram's frame rails to install. This is not only great for your truck but also means the installation is going to be easier and take less time. Using this kit will benefit you whether you are doing the install yourself (saving hours) or having a professional do it (less...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit for a 2020 Ram 1500
    The best fifth wheel rail kit for a 2020 Ram 1500 is the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit part # RP56018-53 which works on both models with the 5-1/2' and 6-1/2' bed. It is a custom fit kit which means there will be no drilling into the frame and it has outboard rails which means it will be easier to install.
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  • Which Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 6-1/2 ft Bed Without Air Suspension
    We have custom fit fifth wheel rail kits that fit your 2019 Ram 1500 6-1/2 foot bed without the air suspension like the Demco part # DM8552032-71. The Reese install kit part # RP56018-53 is for models with the air suspension system. With the Demco kit installed you can then use their automatic sliding hitch part # DM8550034 which would give you the needed turning clearance to make tight turns.
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  • Do Reese 5th Wheel Base Rails Fit 2019 Ram 1500 With Regular Suspension and Air Suspension
    Yes, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit with Base Rails # RP56018-53 will fit a 2019 Ram 1500 that has either a regular suspension or the Air Ride suspension. This kit will work with either the 5-1/2 foot or 6-1/2 foot bed as well. These rails are great because they do not require any drilling into your Ram's frame rails to install. This is good for your truck but also means the installation is going to be simpler and take much less time than other kits. I have...
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit RP56018-53 Fit 2019 Ram 1500 New Body
    The Ram rail kit does fit your truck. I checked with Reese just now and the specifically call out the New Body versions of the 2019 Ram 1500 like yours with the fit of the fifth wheel rail kit part # RP56018-53 so this will be the correct rail kit to use. If you are in need of a hitch too the Reese part # RP30047 would be a great option if you have a long bed and don't need a slider for turning clearance or if you have a short bed the # RP30075 for a slider version!
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # RP56018-53 2019 RAM 1500 Limited
    Yes, the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP56018-53 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the 2019 Ram 1500 you have that has the air suspension. If you have a long bed truck you'd want a fixed hitch like the part # RP30047 but if you have a short bed you'd need a slider like # RP30075.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Rails for 2019 Ram 1500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    I believe you are asking if the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56018-53 will fit a new generation 2019 Ram 1500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed. The answer to that question is yes, these rails absolutely fit the new generation of 2019 Ram 1500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed. These rails are a custom fit for this truck and will not require any drilling into your Ram's frame in order to install. They will allow you to mount a fifth wheel...
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  • Will PullRite SuperGlide 2700 ISR Fit Reese Base Rail Kit # RP56018-53 on 2019 Ram 1500
    Yes, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP56018-53 for your 2019 Ram 1500 are compatible with your PullRite SuperGlide 2700 ISR. This particular hitch, as you mentioned, is designed to mount to above-bed, industry standard base rails like what are included with this kit. This kit also features custom brackets that will line up to existing holes in the Ram's frame rails so you don't have to drill into them during installation. I have attached the...
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  • What Base Rails do you Recommend for my 2019 Ram 1500
    As of April 2020 you are correct we do not have an install kit available from Curt. The Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails part # RP56018-53 is a great solution in place of the Curt it has the exact same spacing on the connection points and will work with most all fifth wheel hitches. If you already have a fifth wheel compatible with your camper perfect. If not the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider part # RP30075 offers the sliding capability...
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  • Will the Reese Universal Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Work On a 2019 Ram 1500
    The only fifth wheel install kit Reese offers for a 2019 Ram 1500 is an outboard one, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit part # RP56018-53 so this is what I must recommend. I don't have any options to use the Reese Universal Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP58058.
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  • Which Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2019 Ram 1500
    We do have fifth wheel rail kits that fit your truck, but the kit you mentioned only fits 2500 and 3500 models so it would not be the correct kit for you. Instead we have the Reese # RP56018-53 which fits your 2019 Ram 1500 and fits all of the bed lengths as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Kit for 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel
    I checked with Reese and the correct custom frame brackets for 5th wheel base rails on your 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is the part # RP56018. These brackets do require 48" wide base rails and for the complete kit including both the brackets and rails you can use part # RP56018-53. The # RP50142 bracket kit that you referenced is only a fit on the Ram up through the 2018 model year so they won't work on your 2019 model. Since your Rebel has a 5-1/2 foot bed the only way to tow a 5th wheel...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit for 2019 Ram 1500 5-1/2 Foot Bed With Rambox
    The B&W Patriot # BWRVK3200 will not work for your 2019 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed, and it is not recommended to use any 5th wheel hitch in a bed that short with Ramboxes. If you do, you will need a Sidewinder such as the Reese Sidewinder Fifth-Wheel Pin Box # RP34FR. To find the correct Sidewinder what you will need to know is the manufacturer and model number of the pin box on your fifth wheel and match that with the correct replacement. For example, Sidewinder # RP34FR will replace...
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Outboard Brackets for 2020 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    Yes, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets # RP56018 will fit your 2020 Ram 1500. Just make sure you have the Reese Universal Outboard Base Rails # RP30153 to match up with the design of the brackets. Both kits are available as a package with part # RP56018-53 on our site. If you don't already have a 5th wheel hitch you'll want one that has a sliding function so that your trailer will clear the cab of your Ram when you are taking tight turns. I really like the 18K B&W Patriot...
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  • Will Different Brand Brackets Work With Different Brand Fifth Wheel Rails?
    We do have some fifth wheel brackets that might fit with your Reese rails, but you shouldn’t use rails and brackets from different manufacturers. Most of the time the bolt holes don’t line up with each other. Instead, we have part # RP56018 which are Reese brackets that fit your 2019 Ram 1500. These are outboard brackets meaning they install on the outside of the truck’s frame rails and they fit rails that are 48 inches long. If your current rails are 48 inches long, then these will...
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  • Weight and Compatibility of Demco and Reese Base Rails with Anderson Ultimate 3200 for 2019 Ram 1500
    The Demco Kit # DM8552032-71 weighs about 75 lbs while the Reese Kit # RP56018-53 weighs about 70 lbs. Both are compatible with the Andersen Ultimate Connection # AM3200 as they provide the industry standard base rail connection that the Anderson Ultimate needs. Please note that these base rail kits are a fit for a 2019 Ram 1500 with either the 5-1/2' or 6-1/2' bed. The Anderson Ultimate Connection could possibly provide enough turning clearance for the 6-1/2' bed (not likely unless...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for Husky 16K Slider on 2020 Ram 1500
    For your Husky 16K Sliding 5th Wheel I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56018-53 which is easy to install with the outboard brackets. The 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Plug - GM, Ford, Ram, Toyota - 9' Long # 50-97-410 may also be of interest for an easy connection point in the bed of the truck.
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2020 Ram 1500 With EcoDiesel Engine & 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    There are a pair of custom 5th wheel base rail and installation kits that fit your 2020 Ram 1500 with an EcoDiesel Engine and 5-1/2 foot bed, from Demco and Reese. You can choose from either, though the Demco rails do NOT fit if your '20 Ram 1500 has the factory Air Suspension system, while the Reese WILL fit if you have the Air Suspension system. - Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches # DM8552032-71 - Reese Quick-Install...
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  • Will the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit Fit a 2019 Ram 1500
    The Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit part # RP30035-386 is for a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. That said, the kit requires you to drill into your frame which is not what I recommend. Instead, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit which does not require any drilling into the frame. If you have a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic then you need part # RP50142-58 but if you have a 2019 Ram 1500 then you need part # RP56018-53.
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  • How To Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer With a 2020 Ram 1500 with RamBox
    In order to tow a fifth wheel trailer using a 2020 Ram 1500 with RamBox you'll indeed need to use a rotating pin box like the Reese Sidewinder which will be specific to the trailer. If the trailer uses a Lippert 1621 then the correct Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret is part # RP34FR. Then, you can complete the setup with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit part # RP56018-53 and Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30047. The Sidewinder Wedge...
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