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Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2017 Ford F-250  


Will the HT31563-686 Universal kit fit my 2017 F250 without drilling any holes? Is this a better fit than the HT31408-686?


Helpful Expert Reply:

The Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # HT31563-686 referenced in your question is a universal base rail kit that will indeed require drilling for installing the brackets.

For a no-drill installation, as well as a drastically reduced installation time, I recommend going with a custom-fit base rail kit. While the Husky # HT31408-686 that you also mentioned is a custom-fit kit, it is not confirmed to fit your 2017 Ford F-250.

For your F-250, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50074-58. These rails are confirmed to fit your truck and the included custom brackets will use existing holes in the truck's frame, so no drilling will be required to install them. This kit will provide you with industry standard, above-bed base rails that are compatible with most fifth wheel hitches, regardless of brand.

If you can let me know the size of your truck bed, I will be happy to also recommend a fifth wheel hitch if you do not already have one.

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Chris R

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