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5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2008 Ford F-150 for RBW LR1000 5th Wheel Hitch


i need rails for my 2008 F150 that will also fit a hitch made by rbw industries, the model number is LR 1000.


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RBW makes several versions of their Lil Rocker 5th wheel hitch and the LR1000 is the version that fits into industry-standard 5th wheel base rails (ISRs). Since these rails are all standardized you can use an RBW hitch in a base rail kit from another maker. If you have an 8-foot bed you can use a fixed (non-sliding) hitch like the LR1000. Short bed require either a slider hitch or a Sidewinder replacement pin box on the trailer, both of which extend your turning clearance between the trailer nose and the truck cab.

I suggest the Reese custom base rail installation kit # RP50081-58 which will save you quite a bit of installation time and effort by eliminating the need to drill into the frame. This kit uses existing holes in the Ford frame to mount the brackets that support the base rails. Please see the linked installation video. A universal kit like # RP30035 costs less but will require more drilling and take about twice as long to install.

For a wiring harness for the truck bed you can use part # PK11893-11932.

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