What Is The Difference Between an Under-Bed and Above-Bed 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit 2019 Ford F-350


what is the difference between under-bed and above bed rail kits for the 2019 Ford F-350 super duty 8 foot bed


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The difference between the above bed rail kits and the under-bed rail kits for the 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty is the way they attach to the bed. The above bed rail kits for the Ford F-350 like Curt rails part # C16428-204 will give you industry standard fifth wheel rails in the bed of the truck which will stay in the bed once the fifth wheel hitch is removed.

The under-bed rail kits will install under the bed and have either a gooseneck ball style fifth wheel hitch attachment point like the B and W set up part # BWGNRK1116-5W or OEM puck system style fifth wheel hitch attachment points like the Reese Elite setup part # RP87FR. With an under-bed system once the hitch is removed from the bed the space is clear to carry cargo or anything you may need the truck bed for so it is a cleaner looking install and more convenient.

For the 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty, I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP87FR which is going to give you Ford OEM style pucks in the bed of your truck and allow you to use Reese Fifth wheel part # RP30871.

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