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Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Custom, under-bed rail kit provides uninhibited use of your truck bed once hitch is removed, and it features Reese's easy and secure Power Puck mounting system. Works with Elite Series fifth-wheel hitches. Call 800-298-1624 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP87FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 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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  • Reese
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Custom, under-bed rail kit provides uninhibited use of your truck bed once hitch is removed, and it features Reese's easy and secure Power Puck mounting system. Works with Elite Series fifth-wheel hitches.


Features:

  • Installation kit is designed for use with Reese Elite Series 5th-wheel trailer hitches
    • Also works as a gooseneck hitch
  • Under-bed rails provide complete access to truck bed when hitch is removed
    • No exposed rails
    • 4 Small mounting holes sit flush with truck bed
  • Power Puck system allows quick, simple mounting and removal of your hitch
  • Wide platform ensures a stable mount
  • Vehicle-specific design - shorter installation time and less drilling required than universal systems
    • Brackets mount on the outside of vehicle frame rails
    • Crossmembers sit along top of vehicle frame rails, beneath bed
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Rails and installation hardware included


Specs:

  • Application: Reese Elite Series 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Capacity:
    • With welded-on inner frame brackets (factory brackets or RP27FR - both sold separately): 32,000 lbs
    • With bolted-on inner frame brackets (RP27FR - sold separately): 5th Wheel: 20,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: The capacity of this kit differs depending on whether the inner frame brackets are either welded or bolted onto your truck. Be sure to abide by your vehicle and hitch's capacity ratings.



30180 Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches

Replaces Reese RP30886

Item # RP87FR

Installation Details RP87FR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





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Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP87FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Custom, under-bed rail kit provides uninhibited use of your truck bed once hitch is removed, and it features Reese's easy and secure Power Puck mounting system. Works with Elite Series fifth-wheel hitches.

- RP87FR
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Love etrailer.com. Their delivery is always fast and their customer service is awesome. Love my new hitch, was just as described and delivered sooner than expected.



- RP87FR
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2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Installation went great and couldn’t be more pleased with the finish.



- RP87FR
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looks great thank you.



- RP87FR
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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty



- RP87FR
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2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Replacement Brackets for Reese RP87FR Under-bed Rail and Installation Kit
    I believe you're talking about what Reese refers to as inner brackets because they mount to the inner surface of the truck frame. They offer the inner brackets as # RP27FR, as shown in the provided photo.
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  • Is Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible With Reese Underbed Rails on 2019 Ford F-250 FX4 4WD
    I'm glad you asked because the Demco Hijacker will work with the Reese base rails for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, but you will need a different part number. The reason is, the Reese underbed rails for your truck essentially give you the Ford puck mounting system, so what you will need is the Hijacker that fits the Ford factory 5th wheel prep. So, the correct parts that will fit are the following: - Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches...
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  • Underbed 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2019 Ford F-350 Short Bed No OEM Pucks
    All of the underbed kits for your 2019 Ford F-350 (short bed) are about the same when it comes to pricing so I recommend using the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP87FR for a few reasons; the first reason is that this is the exact same as the OEM puck system so when it comes time to change your tow vehicle you can market your pickup as such, and then the second reason is that with this underbed system you have a LOT more options when it comes to 5th wheel hitches. The other...
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  • Availability of OEM Fifth Wheel Rail Kit for 2021 Ford F-250 that Was Not Equipped from Factory
    Yes we have the Reese Elite fifth wheel rail kit part # RP87FR that fits your 2021 Ford F-250 which is essentially identical to the OEM rail kit your truck could have came with since Reese actually makes the OEM rail kits for Ford. Then you could use the Elite Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch part # RP30142 or the B and W for Ford OEM Rail kits # BWRVK3300.
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  • Can a 2017 Ford F-250 SRW Safely Tow a 5th Wheel RV with 17K GVWR
    According to the 2017 Ford Towing Guide it looks like the max a 2017 Ford F-250 SRW 6.2L V8 can tow is 15,700 lbs and that's if you have a 4x2 with the 142" wheelbase, an 8' bed, and a 4.30 axle ratio. So the only way you'll be able to tow a trailer with a 17K GVWR safely is if it's empty and you have a pickup that matches the above specs. If you have the 3.73 axle ratio I wouldn't go over a trailer with a 12K GVWR, and for a 4.30 axle ratio that would range from 14.5K - 15.5K. For...
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  • Correct Reese Under Bed 5th Wheel Install Kit for a 2019 Ford F-250
    Yes, the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP87FR is a confirmed fit for a 2019 Ford F-250. It is the same system that is installed from the factory on models with the OEM prep package. It will work with gooseneck to fifth wheel adapters such as the Anderson Ultimate.
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  • Compatible Puck System for 2020 F-350 Without OEM Prep Package
    Yes! The Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit # RP87FR will fit with your Pullrite adapter. What the Reese rails do is essentially give you the Ford puck mounting system. If you used your adapter with the OEM puck system on your old truck, it will be the same experience with the Reese system on your new one. If you don't already have one, you'll need a wiring harness like the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Connector for Aluminum Beds # C57008.
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  • Is There An Auto-Side Hitch for the Under-Bed Rail Kit for Reese Elite On 2020 Ford F-250
    The Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP87FR is a great option for a 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty. It's the same as the prep package that would have come from the factory. It will then work great with the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch part # DM8550024 which is an auto-slide hitch and drops right into the pucks. It's only offered in 13K, 18K and 20K part # DM8550038. Please note, there are only two auto-slide hitches on...
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  • What Hitches Will Fit Reese Elite Underbed Rail Kits
    The Reese Underbed Elite rail kits like the part # RP87FR are the exact same as the Ford OEM rail kits so any of the hitches designed for the Ford rail kits will fit well. I really like the B and W Companion hitches like the part # BWRVK3300 that fits directly to this rail kit. Companion hitches are widely considered to be the best hitches around as they are made well here in the US, are very reliable, and also are very easy to use and quiet.
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  • How Difficult Is Installation of Reese RP87FR Elite Under Bed Rail Kit on 2017 Ford F-250
    The Reese Elite Series under bed puck system, part # RP87FR is compatible with your 2017 Ford F250. The puck spacing is identical to hat of the Ford OEM system, so you'd be able to use any puck mounted hitch designed for the Ford OEM tow/prep package puck system. As you can see by clicking the provided instruction link, the bed will indeed need to be removed temporarily for the installation of the rail kit. Also, if the inner brackets shown in figure # 4 aren't welded to the truck frame,...
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  • How To Add Pucks and Gooseneck To a 2017 Ford F-350
    The factory prep package can be added to a 2017 Ford F-350 using the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP87FR. It's the same system that would have come from the factory.
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  • What Is The Difference Between an Under-Bed and Above-Bed 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit 2019 Ford F-350
    The difference between the above bed rail kits and the under-bed rail kits for the 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty is the way they attach to the bed. The above bed rail kits for the Ford F-350 like Curt rails part # C16428-204 will give you industry standard fifth wheel rails in the bed of the truck which will stay in the bed once the fifth wheel hitch is removed. The under-bed rail kits will install under the bed and have either a gooseneck ball style fifth wheel hitch attachment point...
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  • Availability of OEM Rail Kit to Fit 2020 Ford F-250 Not Equipped with It
    The only version of the Reese/Ford underbed rail kit we offer for your 2020 Ford F-250 that does not have the OEM rail kit is the part # RP87FR which would allow you to use a hitch like the Reese M5 part # RP30922. At this time we do not have a version with just the fifth wheel pucks. Also the gooseneck hole of the # RP87FR is welded to the rest of the assembly so it would not be able to be unbolted and left off.
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  • How To Use B&W Companion for Ford OEM On 2020 Ford F-250 Without Pucks
    The Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP87FR is the same thing as the factory prep package so it will allow you to use the B&W Companion for Ford OEM on a 2020 Ford F-250 without pucks.
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  • How Time to Set Aside for Install of Reese Elite Rail Kit # RP87FR
    It really depends but I would recommend setting aside a day to complete the install of the Reese Elite rail kit part # RP87FR that you referenced. You'd probably knock it out in a half day but to be safe I'd recommend having a full day to commit to it.
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  • Recommended Under-Bed 5th Wheel Rail Kit For 2018 Ford F-250 Without OEM Prep Package
    For your 2018 Ford F-250 Lariat Short Bed I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP87FR which is the same system used in the OEM prep package meaning you can use it for a gooseneck or 5th wheel hitch. This option will not take up any space in the bed with the 5th wheel hitch removed, and will allow you to use any 5th wheel hitch that is made for the Ford OEM Prep Package. If you do not already have a 5th wheel hitch I recommend...
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  • Installation of Reese Elite Underbed Rail System for 2017 Ford F-250 SuperDuty
    I've gone ahead and linked the instructions of the Reese # RP87FR to this answer for you, but there are some dimples in the truck bed that you'll want to locate that actually give you the locations of the holes you'll need to drill; this is outlined in the installation instructions.
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  • Is There a Difference Between RP87FR and RP39FR for 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty
    The two parts you mentioned are both the dame Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit that fit your 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty, giving you the ability to pull a gooseneck trailer with a gooseneck ball or use a 5th wheel hitch in the puck system. The only difference is that we have one listed as a 5th wheel install kit and the other as a gooseneck hitch, but the # RP39FR and # RP87FR are the exact same, the Reese Elite Series Underbed Kit. So you can just get the less...
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  • Towing Kit Recommendation for 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Towing with a 2019 Ford F-250 6-3/4 Bed
    If you are wanting to use and underbed rail for with the 18K Demco Hijacker # DM8550022 then you're going to need the Kit # RP87FR which is basically the same thing as what you'd have from factory on your 2019 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4' bed. The biggest issue with this method is that there isn't an easy way to get to where you can tow a camel. Instead I recommend going with the B&W Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1116 and then utilizing the Companion # BWRVK3400-5W. This is a really great set...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags for 2020 Ford F-250 With 3 Inch Lift, & Underbed 5th Wheel Hitch Rails
    Your 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 3 inch lift is absolutely compatible with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F89ZR. Based on that size of a lift, and the size of the air spring, you will simply need to add spacers, the Lift Spacers for Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Vehicles w/ 3" Lift # F2368. These are the best air bags in the industry due to their durability and strength, as they are made with four layers of reinforced rubber, which is thicker and more...
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  • Compatibility of Curt C16036 A25 5th Wheel Hitch With Reese RP87FR Aftermarket Puck System
    The Curt # C16036 A25 5th wheel hitch is compatible with the same puck spacing used by the Ford OEM puck system, which is the same spacing the Reese 30180 (which we refer to as part # RP87FR) would provide. So yes, the two would work together perfectly. You won't need anything else to complete the installation other than the hitch and the Reese puck system. You might also want to think about installing a 7-way trailer connector like # 20110-010 in the truck bed so you don't need to run...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for 2021 Ford F-250 without OEM Rail Kit
    For your 2021 Ford F-250 short bed that doesn't have the OEM rail kit the Curt gooseneck hitch part # C60700 would be a really great option. It's similar to the OEM gooseneck your truck could have been equipped with and it even installs in the flat area of the bed that was intended for use with the OEM gooseneck.
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  • Choosing OEM or Aftermarket 5th Wheel Puck System for 2021 Ford F-250
    Having the puck system is a great feature. If you ever plan on loading the bed with mulch, sand or rock you'll quickly find that having rails permanently bolted to the bed floor is a real pain. Not only that, but the pucks look a lot better. I'm not certain what Ford charges for the puck system, but we do offer an aftermarket option to provide the puck system. The Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP87FR would provide the 5th wheel pucks as well as a gooseneck hitch....
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  • Can Demco Recon and Curt Gooseneck Hitch for 2018 Super Duty be Used with Turning Point Pin Box
    The Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # DM8550045 is compatible with the Curt Custom Underbed OEM-Style Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # C60700 for your 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty. You can essentially use these with the Lippert Turning Point pin box but you need to lock out the pin box so it acts like a standard pin box. You won't be able to utilize the rotating turret since it will be attached to your Super Duty at one point (the gooseneck hitch ball). If you need to...
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  • What Ignition Circuit Does 60-Amp Relay Kit for Redarc # 331-BCDC1225D Wire To
    The pin of the relay that comes with the # 331-RK1260 that runs to "ignition" only needs a power source that is active when the key is on to basically tell the relay to activate. You don't have to actually splice into ignition wiring. So basically any circuit on the vehicle that is only active when they key is on would work when installing the # 331-BCDC1225D.
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  • Difference Between Above Bed and Under Bed Base Rail Kits for 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty
    Congrats on the new 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty purchase! I'd be more than happy to help you figure out which base rail kit option is best for your lifestyle. The first difference between above bed and under bed kits lies in the name. Above bed kits, like the Curt # C16428-204, have rails that sit inside your bed while below bed kits are more hidden with the rails sitting below your bed. The advantage of above bed kits is solely with the cost. These are more traditional and basic so they...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250 without OEM Rail Kit
    Thanks for all of the details on your towing setup as they are very helpful. Since you have a pivoting pin box that means you can use a fixed fifth wheel hitch and have the turning clearance needed to make tight turns. Normally this require a sliding hitch so that you have cab to trailer nose clearance. So for a fixed hitch the Reese M5 part # RP30928 is a really great option that you'd just need the custom rail kit part # RP56017-53 installed in your truck bed and you'd be set. I have...
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  • What Is The Difference Between an Under-Bed and Above-Bed 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit 2019 Ford F-350
    The difference between the under-bed and above-bed rail kits for the 2019 Ford F-350 is where they install. The above-bed kits like Curt installation rails part # C16428-204 will give you 5th wheel rails in the bed of your Ford. If you want the bed of the Ford to be empty when you remove the hitch, you want an under-bed kit so the rails will install under the bed instead of in the bed. I recommend the under-bed kit because it's a cleaner install and you won't have rails in the bed if you...
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  • Reese Under-Bed 5th Wheel Hitch Mounting Option for 2020 Ford F250
    For a 5th wheel hitch with an under-bed mounting system, the Reese system that includes the # RP30144 sliding Reese Elite 5th wheel hitch and the # RP87FR under-bed rail kit would be a good choice for you. You'll want to look under the bed and check that the inner frame brackets are already in place (see provided diagram). If the inner brackets aren't present, you'll also need part # RP27FR. If you'd like to install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck bed, you could do so using part...
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  • Reese Elite Under Bed Rail System for 2021 Ford F350 Long Bed
    The # RP30138-26 underbed rail kit you mentioned only fits 2011-2016 Ford Super Duty trucks, but the good news is that we do have a rail kit that will work with your 2021 Ford F-350. I'd recommend the Reese # RP87FR, which bolts to brackets that should exist on the inside and outside of your truck's frame. Not all models have the inner brackets though, so if they're not there you'll need the # RP27FR bracket kit. I'll provide a diagram showing what the brackets look like, so you can...
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