Will Demco Hijacker SL Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076SL-16K Fit Above the Bed Rails

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Hello, I purchased a pickup a little while ago, it has rails installed in the bed, and I have recently purchased a fifth wheel trailer, so i need a hitch, I believe the previous owner had a Demco but i am uncertain, So i need to know the measurement between the rails for your hitch so i know if it is the correct fit. thank you

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If the rails in your newly acquired truck are industry standard rails then they will have the measurements shown in the picture I have included. If that is what you have then they are NOT compatible with Demco Hijacker SL Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076SL-16K. Instead you would need a hitch such as # DM6076P-UL-21K or any hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails.

If your truck has the SL rails, # DM8553001-12, then the Demco Hijacker SL Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076SL-16K, WILL fit.

If you are not sure you can snap a picture of them and email it to me.

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Follow up Questions

Gerard C.

By any chance is there an installation video for the 8553001 bracket kit on an F350? I cant find anything on Youtube. 77596

Reply from Chris R.

We haven't gotten a chance to install the Demco Base Rail Kit # DM8553001-12 so unfortunately we don't have a video available for you. the best I can do is refer to the install manual that's attached to the product page. 63171

Reply from Gerard C.

@ChrisR thanks! I stalled this a couple days ago, my box had no instructions in it but I was able to find them online and print them off. However, they are rather generic and in some ways didn’t apply to my F350. I did manage to figure it all out, and the hardest part I found was actually getting my fingers between the frame and the box to get the nuts started, all while holding up the brackets and spacers. Was a bit of a chore!! I also found that the bolts are about 1/4” too long where the frame narrows, they butt up to the frame and deflect the rails upward! Those bolts should come already shortened. All said and done it’s a good kit, but it would be nice if each side was a single bracket, but I think this system will soon be obsolete. Thanks for you feedback. 63174

Reply from Chris R.

@GerardC Thanks so much for your feedback. I'm sorry the process wasn't exactly frustration free. I'm glad you were able to get it installed though. 63373

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