Reese 25K Elite 5th Wheel Hitch Kit Recommendation for a Dodge Ram 3500 with an 8 Foot Bed


Considering purchasing 2011 Dodge 3500 Dually Laramie Longbed Quad Cab - is it possible to install the hitch like Ford does by ping in the bedliner and taking out so the bedliner can be used without the hitch

Expert Reply:

Yes, you would need to get a Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - 26,500 lbs, part # RP30871, and a Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # RP30074.

This is the same style hitch you are referring to that the new Ford trucks have that utilizes a puck system that allows for quick and simple hitch removal.

You will need to remove two 4 inch by 19 inch sections of your bed liner in order to complete this installation, check out the picture to the right to see a diagram I took from the instructions that shows how the bed liner will be modified.

I have attached a link to instructions for the hitch and rails below for you to check out also.

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