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Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models. Call 800-298-1624 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP30035 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

  • Reese
  • Above the Bed
  • Universal

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models.


Features:

  • Base rails provide necessary attachment points for 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Universal brackets fit most applications
    • Adapter brackets can be used to ease installation on certain vehicles
  • Kit includes rails, brackets and hardware
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
    • Works with RBW Li'l Rocker Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch
    • Will not fit Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 10-Year limited warranty


30035 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Bracket Kit - 10 Bolt Design

Replaces 6005

Item # RP30035

Installation Details RP30035 Installation instructions

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Video of Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford F-250

Today on this 2002 Ford F-250 we are going to install part number RP30035 from Reese. For the first part of the install we need to locate the rear base rail for the fifth wheel hitch. Our measurement is going to start at the very end of the bed itself, not the tailgate, the end and we are going to measure up as described in the instructions. And then we will go ahead and make our mark. We will do that on both sides so we can make our rails even. :25

We are going to place our rail into place. We are going to put our marks we made in the bed with this edge right here pointing out to the back of the truck. Once you have the right distance from the back then you want to get it measured out from left to right, make sure it is nice and even. This groove in the bed here is a good place to measure off of. Now we are going to lay out our second rail, just put it in its general spot. We will use the fifth wheel itself to help position the second rail. We have the fifth wheel on the rails, lets go ahead and put in some pins to hold it in place. :58

We will line up the hitch again with the lines that we made on our front rail, because you know moving it around is going to mess it up. We have our first rail put back in position to match up to the marks in the bed. Now we will go to the second rail and check for SS and make sure its even with the front rail. There is a couple ways to do it. First off, we will do a quick measurement this way, and then left and right also just like we did the first rail. Then we will go diagonally for check for SS. The instructions say we are going to use the holes on the outside here for the Ford Pick up. What we are going to do next is find center. You want to drill it out and make a small pilot hole first, probably a 1/8 of an inch and then compare to see where we can put our brackets on the frame. Since we are using a universal kit, you only get two brackets, a short one and a long one. Usually you are going to go on one side of the hat channel or center sill. Also, you need to take account for pieces that are in the way of the frame, such as this linkage or parking brake cable hanger. We can use the short or long interchangeably. Typically the long goes in front if you can, if not, we can reverse them, it is no big deal. Now we have our hole right here that we drilled out. Lets go ahead and do some comparison here. We will do our short bracket in front and then we will line up to whichever one of these holes looks best. It looks like on this one I am going to be using this hole right here. We will be drilling two holes in the frame, here and here. We have located our front rail bracket, now we will go to the back rail and locate that. Again, the frame has some stuff in the way, we have the rivets, and plus it has this dent into it, like a compression, so we can not use that. On this side there is a nice flat section right here. It looks like we will be using this hole right here to line up our bolt. Then we will be drilling here and here on our frame, it is nice and flat, so it will be a good place to locate our bracket. Now we will repeat the same process back over on the passenger side. 2:59

Now we will slide our hitch out of the way and drill out our pilot holes that we made to the larger side for the bolts. We are going to do a 3/8 inch drill bit first and then up to a 9/16th inch. Alright I have our holes drilled, lets go ahead and slide everything back into place. Lets our hardware in now. We will take the carriage bolts, and just them into place. One thing to note, we will have to put a spacer block underneath, we will show that later. We have sight of the ten holes drilled. The last two holes that we need to drill out go into the center of the rail itself. That can go inside or outside, it does not matter as long as you have plenty of clearance to get to it. We will set our bed rail in place and torque it all down and we will set that for last. We will start with our front bracket. Remember that we talked about the spacer block in between. We will take down this bracket for now, and show you how to install the block. We will slide this into the bed rail, we will take up the corrugation so it will not crush the bed as much. However, since this truck is used and has seen some miles, the bed has been crushed into the support already. So we are actually going to make some room. We will use a simple pry bar to give us some room. We have that cut out wrapped around the bolt, and then our bracket will set up against here ans sandwich part of the hat channel, nice and secure. We will attach our hardware to hold everything in place. Into our bracket we are going to install a flat washer, lock washer, and nut. We will go ahead and install our blocks again, inside they may spread out a little bit. Then we will install a conical tooth washer, this also will get a lock washer, and a nut. Once we have all the hardware done on the driver side here we will go ahead and go to the passenger side and repeat the same process again. Now I have all the hardware installed with the brackets. We will snug down our bolts to our cross rails to our frame brackets. To help keep them straight while we tighten them down we are going to clamp these brackets to the frame. Get the rear one done, now go to the front bracket. We got our driver side done, lets go ahead and repeat the same process back over on the passenger side. 5:26

The next thing we will do is get back in the bed of the truck. We will test fit our fifth wheel hitch itself to make sure it can remove easily. Lets continue on torquing the frame brackets to the bed rails. We have our driver side torqued down, lets go to the passenger side and do that again. After that, check one more time that you can take the hitch in and out of the rails. Now we have the frame brackets in place, lets drill out the holes for them. Take a look behind the frame and make sure there is nothing you want to drill into like the gas tank, brake lines, or wiring. In this case here, going towards the front on the driver side we put a block right here because our bolt will be pretty close to this brake line right here. So we will hit the block first before anything else. Everything else around the frame looks pretty clear. We will go ahead and drill out our holes now. What we are going to do is use our 17/32 inch bit and mark the center of our hole. We will drill a pilot hole first, and then go back with our bit. Now we will install the bolts that go into the frame and out the frame bracket. We will use this bolt right here that looks like a wheel stud, it has splines right here, this will grip the steel in the frame and come out this way. Then we will install our lock washer and nut. Then we will tighten those up until the bolts get seeded into the frame, and then we will torque them down as specified. These two bolts here are partially blocked by the gas tank, so we are going to fish wire those in. This is the fish wire tool that comes with the kit. We are going to push it through the hole we are going to use, push it out the back of the frame and thread our bolt into it and pull it back through. We will remove it and add our lock washer and nut. Lets go ahead and drill the last two holes in the bed of the truck. There are obstructions underneath there like a heat shield, so we are going to do the outside hole here and the outside on the other rail. Since our bed has been smashed right here, we can use it to our advantage and put a spacer underneath there like that. The one going up front is okay. Lets sneak in our spacer, that will be just fine. We will our bolt back through, and tighten it down. That finishes our install of part number RP30035 from Reese.


Customer Reviews

Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt - RP30035

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (293 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models.

- RP30035
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1999 Toyota Highlander

Been towing stuff my entire life ever since my first tonka truck. etrailer has never steered me wrong and has always had the correct items i needed and never things i didn’t. Needed 5th rails for a 99 F-250 bam etrailer got it. Needed a receiver hitch for my mother in laws van no challenge there. Needed wiring harness and brake controller for highlander it will be here Wednesday. Great selection and prices and fast shipping that rivals other giant online retailers.



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This hitch has a feature or two we didn't even expect. It was an easy install and is performing great. Plenty of maneuverability and rock stable. etrailer's service was incredible and stayed on top of the delivery until we got it. We thought they went the second mile to make sure we got our hitch.



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Very easy to install with a little preparation before you start. I instructions are pretty clear. It took me and my son about 2 1/2 hours to install. I had one in my old f150 and installed the rail kit in my 03 f150. Very happy with the kit.


Comments
It has been a year since intalling, and still works fine. Re-torqed the bolts at six months.
Dominick M - 09/16/2020


- RP30035
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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup

This Universal Rail Kit installed with relative ease and the included instructions were clear and easy to follow.


Comments
Where can I get instructions on how to install the rp30035 on my 2008 chevy Silverado one ton dually, 8 foot bed.
-- comment by: Karl B - 12/23/2013

You can find the instructions on our website, right here on the product page. Look for the "Installation Details" link closer to the top of the page.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 12/26/2013


- RP30035
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Exactly as described. Install was super easy and THANK YOU for the supporting video. Made it so easy! The follow up phone call and customer support is over the top! etrailer - you are the best! Thank you!



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It was a very easy kit to install. The brackets their self were a little narrow in my opinion but they did the job and it still holding great.



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outstanding customer service, quick shipping. Product installed as advertised and described on installation instructions.



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Fits like a glove



- RP30035
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Best value for the money! I have used this hitch for a season now and I must say, it's worked out great. I use a Teflon plate with it and this hitch doesn't have much play in it going down the road. I have not had any issues with it sliding when locked.



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2003 Chevrolet Silverado

I sent an email and was very pleased to get a response the next day, It was a universal kit RP30035, I had to make spacers for 3 of the frame brackets, the gaps were all over the map no matter how much I squared it up, all in all I'm pleased.



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2002 Dodge Ram Pickup

I am very impressed with the fit and finish. Packaging from etrailer.com was inadequate. UPS man unloaded the package, rang the doorbell and drove away before I got outside. There was a lock washer laying on the ground and a bracket was hanging out of the box. We opened the package and inventoried everything, and to my amazement everything was there. Ordering process was very easy and my order shipped quickly. While on my lunch break at work I added 6 items to my cart and printed it so I could complete the order when I got home. About 4 hours later 3 of the 6 items increased in price. This hitch increased in price by $2, not a big deal I guess. I was able to find this item about $12 cheaper at another retailer and I provided this information to etrailer.com. Within a few hours they refunded me 110% of the difference. I am installing this on a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 short bed and the instructions are lacking. Maybe a professional installer who has done this many times would not have any problems, but the instructions leave some things to your imagination.


Comments
Working great after one year of use. Use it to tow a 30 gooseneck trailer and it has worked as advertised. I bought a used 5th wheel hitch and although I have never used it, it fits perfectly in the rail system.
Jeff L - 01/29/2018



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purchased just the rails for 5th wheel receiver as we bought a used camper and the Reese Easy Loader came with it but owner did not want to remove rails from their truck. Technician was excellent in helping with installation and emailed us directions specific to my truck. Shipping was quick and install went well. We had room to use 12 bolts vs 10 so we did. We did install 1" forward in bed as we had room to do it. Better more forward when hauling. The knurled bolts were too short for our truck bed and we called and let them know. We had our own that were longer so no delay in install.


Comments
Fantastic!! In fact we just removed the hitch for the first time and rails are no issue in truck bed. Easy ineasy out after rails installed.
Cindy B - 08/14/2017



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Dodge

Thanks etrailer for the supper fast response. An the help finding a rail kit to fit my 02 dodge.. super fast shipping..you will be my go to place for my camper Yanker from now on... thanks again ..



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2003 GMC Sierra

My fifth wheel hitch kit was easy to install and has worked great!! I tow my camper around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan while fishing Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and I have no worries about my fifth wheel hitch doing its job and getting my camper where I need it! Thank you for a great product that allows me to spend more time on the water!


Comments
The Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit that I purchased has been great. I have had no issue with it and it does everything I need it to do. Great Product!
M G - 06/15/2018



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2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Everything I purchased was great and the feed back when one has questions was great. Would purchase from etrailer again.


Comments
working great, no problems
charles w - 02/03/2020



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No problems installing



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2015 Ford F-150

Installed these rails with the short bed Reese bracket kit for 2015 or newer f150. Installation went well. Instructions were pretty straight forward but measurements from end of bed were not quite right and put the rails too far forward of the underbed brackets by about 2". I actually measured off the cross rails under the bed of the truck after I had installed the brackets. Helpful hint: after getting a hole drilled on either side of the front rail to secure it to brackets under bed, put the hitch on both rails which will line up the rear rail exactly right then drill the rest of your mounting holes. The included spacers are not quite thick enough and have come out from between the rails and bottom of the bed a few times even after I tightened bolts so much, bed started to bend. Have to find some other Shem's to make it tight enough. I would recommend these rails eventhough it took a little bit to get them in the right location. PS - Be very careful when drilling holes on driver side as you are right over the gas tank.



- RP30035
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1997 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

I installed the kit on a 1997 Dodge 2500. Everything worked exactly as the instructions indicated for my model. I had an existing gooseneck hitch installed, so I needed to make a few modifications to install this kit, but everything worked great.


Comments
The fifth wheel rails have worked great!
Dave W - 08/05/2016



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Speedy delivery complete package



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2014 Chevrolet Silverado

The kit arrived very quickly, in fact shipping was moved from "5 to 7 days" to "3 to 5 days"and arrived in 5 day. During Christmas rush this was great, and really appreciated. I ask a technician friend to install it for me. It went together very nicely. I am rating this as EXCELLENT, do to the ease of installation an the escallation of the shipping arrangement. Thank You for a great product and great service. LGK satisfied customer


Comments
Working great! No problems at all. Rating is still Excellent.
Larry K - 01/03/2015


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The product was exactly what I order, and showed up at my house way quicker than what I thought it would. The instructions were very self explanatory the hardware and mounting brackets were all together. That makes it nice for instillation purposes. Thanks again!!


Comments
GREAT
Jared W - 10/22/2017



- RP30035
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1996 Ford F-150

I've had this system installed in my 1996 Ford F150 for a year now. I did the installation myself and found it to be relatively easy. I had to remove the rear tires to give better access to the frame, but after I did that drilling the needed holes and bolting in the brackets was straight foward. I use these rails with a gooseneck plate and have had no trouble pulling anything yet.



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The product was as good as the last two I have installed in my pickups. The removable gooseneck plate solves other use of bed problems, and give an opportunity to use both theFifth wheel and goose. The only problem I can see is if a slide in camper were used, there would need to be front and rear spacers. I have also used the rails as attachments points for a removable bed crane and a removable in bed winch. Sorry, no pics at this time



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Matched up exactly with brackets on fr ame



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2006 Chevrolet Silverado

I installed this kit in my 2006 Silverado 2500HD to hold a Reese 16k sliding hitch. The kit is very well built and had more parts than required to complete the installation. Once installed, works great and am very pleased! The work itself is cumbersome and a couple things to be aware of. First, I squared and centered the rails as required. Before I drilled in the bed, I set the hitch in the rails and they moved slightly and had to recenter. This only tops a few minutes but I recommend setting the hitch in the rails before drilling. Second, the alignment for the front chassis brackets was challenging. You have to drill the bottom two bolt holes to ensure you can get a wrench in the nuts as the frame is enclosed there and reaching around the tank and brake lines. The instructions were not specific as to which holes to drill.


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    The Reese Universal installation kit # RP30035 is listed as a fit for the 2013 Ram 2500 as long as it does NOT have the overload springs. If your truck does have the overload springs then you will need to use a different installation kit such as # C16426-104. I have linked installation instructions for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500
    The Reese 10-bolt installation kit # RP30035 will fit your 1999 Dodge Ram 2500. It will hold a 5th wheel hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails or a gooseneck plate such as # 49080. Please note that if the trailer you are towing is greater than 18,000 pounds you will need to add bolts at the center holes of the rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Where to Mount Reese Universal Base Rails on 2006 Ford F-350 With 8 Foot Bed
    When mounting the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30035 in your 2006 Ford F-350 with an 8 foot bed will need to be 32-1/2 inches from the rear edge of your truck bed to the edge of the base base rail as you can see by the accompanying cut out I added from the installation instructions. I have added a link to the instructions of this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Universal Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8 foot Bed
    For the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 8 foot bed we offer the Reese Universal Fifth Wheel Install Kit, part # RP30035. To see the install instructions and an install video, click the provided links. The instructions that specifically relate to your 1997 Ram are on page 15 of the instructions.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 1998 Chevy K2500 Long Bed
    Curt doesn't have a fit for their fifth wheel rails for your 1998 Chevy K2500 so your best option is a Reese universal rail kit part # RP30035 which is a fit for your truck and also will fit your Curt hitch as well.
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Frame Bracket Options for a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
    I have three options for your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. For this you can choose from universal brackets like part # RP30035, inboard brackets like part # RP50066-58, or outboard brackets like part # RP56001-53. All three of these options are a confirmed fit for your Silverado 2500HD. The universal brackets will require drilling into the frame whereas the custom brackets will not. However, if you have overload leaf springs (see photo) then you will want to use the universal brackets...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2006 F-250 Superduty Universal Versus Custom
    The best kits to use for 5th Wheel installation are the custom kits. According to our installers the custom kit will save you a lot of time and energy because they are designed to fit with the factory construction of your 2006 Ford F-250. The universal kit will work on your vehicle, but it requires a more difficult installation including more drilling than the custom kit. The Custom install kits for 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duties are the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit...
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  • Will the PullRite SuperGlide 2700 work with the Reese Universal Base Rails Part # RP30035
    Yes, the Pullrite SuperGlide 2700, for industry standard rails, will work with the Reese universal base rails and installation kit # RP30035.
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  • 2015 Chevrolet 2500 HD Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation and Installation Instructions
    The rear edge of the rear rail of the Universal Rail Kit part # RP30035 will install 25-1/4 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed on your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed. I attached a picture of the page of the installation instructions for this rail kit that are relative to your vehicle. I also attached a link to the installation instructions for this kit for you to check out to the right. For a custom install kit you would want the part # RP50066-58. This will install in about...
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  • 5th Wheel Install Kit Options for 1996 Ford F-350 Diesel Long Bed
    We can offer you two options in a universal 5th wheel install kit, part # RP30035 from Reese and part # HT31563-686 from Husky, both of which will require drilling into the truck's frame for installation. These industry-standard base rails will work with most hitches from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky. An installation video is linked for you. A custom-fit installation kit is offered by B&W, their gooseneck/5th wheel base # BWGNRK1100-5W, which works with their...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2005 Chevy Silverado Towing 34 Foot Open Range
    You'll want a fifth wheel hitch whose capacity exceeds the maximum possible weight of the fifth wheel, also known as its GVWR. You should find this weight listed on the ID plate which has the fifth wheel's VIN. If the fully loaded weight of your fifth wheel is less than 20,000 lbs, then the Pro Series fifth wheel hitch you referenced, part # PS30119, would be a good choice for a long bed truck. For a short bed, you'll want to use a sliding version, part # PS30121. If the GVWR of your...
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Rail Recommendations for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    For your 2003 Silverado 2500 HD I would strongly recommend you go with a custom install fifth wheel rail kit like the # RP50064-58 as they will minimize drilling and cut install time by more than 50 percent. The part # RP30035 will still fit your truck, but the install will be more difficult and time consuming. I attached install videos for you to check out as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Installing PullRite 2700 Hitch in Silverado 3500 with Factory Prep
    The Curt 5th Wheel Adapter # C16023 will fit the factory under bed rail kit in your short bed Silverado 3500 but it is meant specifically for use with any of several Curt sliding 5th wheel hitches. Since your PullRite model 2700 5th wheel hitch fits into industry standard above bed rails the correct adapter for your application is the Demco part # DM6194 which is shown in the linked video. This adapter drops into your factory prep setup and provides the equivalent of industry standard...
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  • Installing Reese Universal 5th Wheel Rails
    For your Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt # RP30035, you will mount the rear rail first measuring from the back edge of the box not including the tail gate to the back edge of the rail and that measurement will be 25-1/8 inches. I've attached the instructions for you so you can take it from this important starting point. The instructions make more sense when you know your starting point, but let me know if you need further help.
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  • Installation Instructions for Reese Universal 5th Wheel Install Kit on a 2013 Ford F-250
    Are there 4 holes in the bed of your 2013 Ford F-250 or 10 (or a different amount)? If there are 4 in a square pattern then that could be the factory underbed prep package. I have included a picture showing what the factory prep package holes (pucks) look like. If the holes are offset (the rear two holes are closer together than the forward 2 holes) then that indicates that it was likely a PullRite SuperGlide underbed install kit that was used. You can always email me pictures showing...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation Kit for 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    The Reese # RP30035 fifth wheel hitch install kit is confirmed to fit your 2008 Silverado 2500HD. Keep in mind that a universal kit like this will require drilling into the truck frame, which can add a considerable amount of time onto the install. A custom kit is available as part # RP50064-58 that would use existing frame holes, which will shave quite a bit of time off the installation. As you have a short bed truck, be sure the # RP30854 fifth wheel hitch head you're using is mounted...
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  • Compatibility of Reese Fifth Wheel Truck Bed Rails with Hitches from Different Manufacturers
    The Reese fifth wheel bed rails, like those included with the # RP30035 Fifth Wheel Install Kit are compatible with many, but not all fifth wheel hitches. They can be used with Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite, Reese, Valley, Curt or Husky above bed mount fifth wheel hitches. The # RP30035 is considered a universal kit that will fit many different makes and models of truck. In many cases a custom install kit is available, that would make for an easier, less time consuming install. If you are...
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