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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

Item # RP56018-53
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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 RP56018-53 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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2022 Ram 1500 - 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.


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

Installation Details RP56018-53 Installation instructions

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (18 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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2021 RAM 1500 with 5'7" Box, Split Tailgate & 3.0l ECO Diesel

It fit, but it took a day and a half to install, mainly from needing to drop the folding step, disconnect the fuel tank, lift the bed up 6" & grind two brackets off the underside of the bed that I'm assuming must be bolt up location for the optional "RAM BOX". In their defense I could have probably done it in 4 hours with a full-on shop that had a 4-post hoist & lots of room to work, lay out tools, parts etc.

To those that are considering ordering this, don't fool yourself with a 4 hour install if you're like me with a 2 car garage. Prepare for a full weekend of work & keep the CL Smoothies in the fridge until you're done for the day, this is not a "have a few beers and turn some wrenches" project, you'll need a cool head and your wits about you.

You'll definitely need a die grinder with a tungsten cone bit as well as a 4-1/2" angle grinder with cut off wheels to grind off spot welds and trim a 1/16 - 1/8" off misc brackets on the truck itself.

One other thing, keep your impact off the 7/16" carriage bolts, those are not grade 8 and they will snap. Also keep an eye on the blocks they ship out for backer washers to those carriage bolts, if they over lap (the ones in particular are the 2 bolts that are stacked side by side), they will snap. Hand tighten them and make sure they're aligned before torquing or you'll be in for a headache.

The photos I attached are of the bracket that needed to be removed & the misc grinding you may need to do. Keep an eye out for those brackets, they'll be towards the front of the box. If you have those, get ready for an exciting weekend you'll be talking about for a while.



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The instructions were great and I had no problem installing the rails by myself. It took some time and patience, but it all worked out great

David S.

6/6/2022

The 5th wheel rails are still in place and havent moved at all. I am very happy with the product



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Fast and friendly service and awesome he correct kit!

Michael

3/23/2023

This refers to the fifth wheel hitch kit which is installed in a pickup truck. There are many variables to consider when finding the correct kit and they did it perfectly.



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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.

Bernard S.

6/10/2020

great



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We had to modify everything to make it fit right nothing would fit a nightmare

Etrailer Expert

Thomas M.

12/20/2021

This kit is custom brackets for a 2020 Ram 1500, no drilling or modifying should be necessary. I can help see where your issues were if you can give me more information on what modifications you had to make.



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Missing pieces

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

10/24/2022

Oh no! I am sorry to hear that is is missing parts. Customer Service will be in touch.



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Quality product. Ontime delivery



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Perfect

Ronald L.

1/21/2023

very good



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Excellent to work with. All is working as it should. This was the second time we used them. Will use again in the future.



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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



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  • Will Different Brand Brackets Work With Different Brand Fifth Wheel Rails?
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Kit for 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel
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