Review of Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - RP56018-53

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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - RP56018-53 Review


Today, we're going to take a look at the Reese quick install custom outboard installation kit with the base rails for fifth wheel trailer hitches. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2019 RAM 1500 trucks with either the five and a half foot or six and a half foot bed, and on a custom fit part like this, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year model vehicle, and it'll show you if this will work for your application.Now, these installation brackets here, these are designed to mount beneath your truck bed. They provide attachment points for these fifth wheel rails. The base rails, these are what'll sit in your truck bed, and they allow the installation of the fifth wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. It's a very fast simple installation using this outboard design.

So, basically, these are just like the original custom mounting brackets. These brackets will install using the existing holes in the truck frame. Minimizes installation time.Biggest difference with this outboard kit is the extended length base rails. These above bed rails are five inches longer than the standard universal fifth wheel rails, so they'll matchup with these mounting points on the brackets, which sit below the bed and outside of your truck's frame.The result is you get a much simpler installation process, because most under bed components can be easily avoided, and of course, cuts down the installation time by more than half compared with universal kits. And also, when you're installing these, because you're working outside the frame rails, you'll have easier access with your tools, more room to work, making the whole process less of a pain.This kit, it's a thoroughly tested kit.

It's complying with the strict SAE guidelines. It includes everything laid out here on the table. The four outboard mounting brackets, two 10 bolt rails, all the grade A hardware to install everything, and these are compatible with B&W, CURT, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley Above bed fifth wheel hitches.These are a sturdy steel construction. Have a nice black powder coat finish to help resist corrosion. And last thing I want to do is give you the measurements on the rails themselves.

They are five inches longer than normal ones, so you're looking at a total length of 48 inches, and the total height on them from bottom to the very top is 1 and 7/8ths inches tall. But that should do it for the review on the Reese quick install custom outboard installation kit with the base rails for fifth wheel trailer hitches.


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