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Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Custom outboard brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Hardware included. Extended-length base rails (RP30153) sold separately. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP56016 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP56016

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Brackets
  • Reese
  • Custom

Custom outboard brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Hardware included. Extended-length base rails (RP30153) sold separately.


Features:

  • Installation brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
    • Extended-length base rails (RP30153 - sold separately) sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Custom outboard brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Minimizes drilling and measuring
    • Cuts down installation time by more than half compared with universal bracket systems
  • Hardware for affixing brackets to frame is included
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Limited lifetime warranty


56016 Reese Custom Quick Install Brackets - Out Board Design

Replaces RP56002

Installation Details RP56016 Installation instructions


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Video of Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Outboard Mounting Brackets - RP56016

Jeff: Hello everybody, this is jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at the Reese Quick-Install custom outboard brackets for fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Now this kit is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2011 to 2016 Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 Super Duty trucks without the OEM prep package.And on a custom fit part like this, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show if this'll work for your application.Now, these are custom outboard brackets, which will dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. These installation brackets will mount beneath your truck bed, and they provide the attachment points right here for your fifth-wheel rails.Now, these are just like the original custom mounting brackets. These brackets installed below the bed, and they do use existing holes in the truck frame, minimizing installation time and will help minimize drilling and measuring.

And it cuts down that installation time by more than half compared with universal bracket systems.The biggest difference with these, these are outboard brackets, and they're designed to install outside the vehicle's frame. So the result is a much simpler installation process where most underbed components can be easily avoided because you're working outside the frame rails, and you also have easier access with your tools and more room to work, making the whole process, less of a pain.Now these outward brackets are designed to work with the extended length base rails. We do sell those separately on our website. They're part number RP30153. Now those above bed rails are five inches longer than the standard universal rails so that they'll match up with the mounting points on these brackets, which will sit below the bed and outside your truck's frame.You can see it does include the hardware for mounting these brackets to the vehicle frame.

Nice set of instructions on how to install them. And these parts are a nice sturdy black powder coat steel, so they do resist corrosion.But that should do it for the review on the Reese Quick-Install custom outward brackets for the fifth-wheel trailer hitches.


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Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP56016

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (467 Customer Reviews)

Custom outboard brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Hardware included. Extended-length base rails (RP30153) sold separately.

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Shiane was amazing to deal with. Very professional and kind. I highly recommend etrailer, they are one of the last customer service oriented companies.



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Used it 3 times so far, does what it’s supposed to, the brackets fit the frame very good. Very happy with the setup.



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Great product. Easy instalation, and perfect fit for my truck. Etrailer was very helpful in selecting the correct item and additional parts needed for my application.



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This is the best and cheapest place to buy truck accessories, name brand products and very good prices, the personal are the greatest to work with. A big thank you
Made installation of my reese fifth wheel hitch so much easier and half the time.



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did not fit, was wrong one


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I will have Customer Service contact you.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/07/2022

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i would like to start off with a BIG thank you to CRYSTAL K. for making this a great shopping / buying experience. i bought the wrong parts for my truck and Crystal helped me get the correct parts. Crystal also set up the return of the wrong parts at no cost to me. i have not been able to get parts installed as of yet. Again thank you CRYSTAL K. and etrailer.com. I WILL BUY FROM AGAIN.



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very easy installation heavy duty brackets 20 minute install time



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Part correct delivered on time



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Awesome product that arrived ahead of schedule.

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Upgraded my truck to a 2019 F250 Superduty. Received my new rail kit and mounting brackets. Fits perfect!



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Hi, George. Thanks for your email. I bought the frame rails to marry up with my Reese hitch and I wasn't disappointed. It installed on my 2003 f250 perfectly and hooked up to the 5th wheel without a problem.



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Very happy how soon the product I ordered was at my door step. 3 days after I ordered it. Put the base to my 5th wheel on my 2017 250 diesel sd took me around 5 hrs, would have been faster with 2 people. The base fit my husky 16k prefect when I done torquing all the bolts. Going to use this hitch to pull my 29.5 Durango EZ 1500.



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We ordered a bracket kit for our new 2017 F350. It was needed to install our Reese fifth wheel. which we use to pull our RV. Product was on back order by manufacturer, however Delisa at Etrailer diligently kept us very informed with updates & shipping status. My husband & son were able to install in a couple of hours. Looks great, outstanding craftsmanship & over exceeded our expectations! We would highly recommend!!!!!



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etrailer makes shopping for my towing needs easy. Thank you.



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They fit truck just like they were supposed too. Couple hr install with having to remove spare tire and heat shields to get access to bolt locations. Been supporting fifth wheel through thousands of miles. Thanks for helping me find right product for my truck!



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Bought this kit for my 2022 Ram 3500 long bed. This is kit fit perfect. Driver side you had to move wiring harness out of the way. Just take your time and it will go exactly as advertised. Great product. Want to thank Rodney for finding the right fit for my vehicle.



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This was an excellent product. I have put one in about 15 years ago that I bought from etrailer. The only difference this time was I had to cut out the heat shield on the passenger side above the exhaust. There was just no other way to do it. There was no way to bend it enough to get a wrench on the nuts. It took about 4.5 hours working by myself.



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The brackets arrived in a timely manner. etrailer had a short video which assured potential customers that the brackets would bolt on to my year Toyota but because I have an 8-ft bed and was reusing my existing hitch and rails, I still needed assurance the brackets would work for me. I corresponded by e-mail with etrailer on this question. The etrailer representative I was in contact with requested additional information about my specific hitch and rails which I provided and etrailer confirmed the brackets would work for me. This all happened in a matter of hours. etrailer gave very prompt, accurate service. I attached the brackets, both front and back, and followed the instructions on where to drill through the bed for the rearward brackets and the drill holes in the bed were aligned perfectly with my old rails. The same held true for the front brackets...although I had not cinched them down as they are somewhat (1/2 inch perhaps) moveable. I installed both rails with the hitch in place and torqued the rails down. then torqued the front brackets down. Clearances due to the frame members prevent getting a torque wrench on the front bracket bolts so I just tightened them as much as possible. One person can install the brackets to the frame. It takes two persons to install and tighten the rail bolts. All in all, service was good and the product was good.


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The fifth-wheel brackets have performed flawlessly since installed a year ago.
Larry - 05/18/2021

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Worked great and easy install for fifth wheel.



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Hoping this mess of packaging is due to shipping error and all my parts are included and in new condition still


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I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/10/2022

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Easy but time consuming installation.


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    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets # RP56016 will fit both the 2015 Ford F-250 and 2012 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 foot beds. If you want the brackets and rails, then you will use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP56016-53.
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  • Could Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit be Used with Pullrite Fifth Wheel Hitch
    There are some versions of the Pullrite Superglide hitches that are designed to fit industry standard rails which is what the bracket kit part # RP56016 is designed to work with. Which we have this as a kit with rails with part # RP56016-53 but if you have a hitch that is designed to fit the Pullrite rails we don't have a solution. Typically Pullrite puts "ISR" on their hitches that use industry standard rails like this as well as I know the 2700 is for this type of rail too.
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  • Can Outboard Base Rails # RP30153 and Outboard Brackets # RP56016 be Used for Reese 16K Hitch
    The Reese Universal Outboard Base Rails # RP30153 will work with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets # RP56016 but they are only designed to fit the following vehicles: 2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit 2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit 2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit 2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without Factory Rail...
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # RP56016-53 Fit 2014 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    For your 2014 Ford F-250 short bed without the factory rail kit the Reese rail kit part # RP56016-53 is a confirmed fit and would work well for you. It will work perfectly with your Reese 16k fifth wheel hitch as well.
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # RP56016-53 Come with All Needed Install Hardware
    The Reese Outboard Rail Kit part # RP56016-53 that you referenced comes with all hardware needed. That means all of the hardware that installs the brackets to your truck and all of the hardware that installs the rails to the brackets. I attached an install video for this rail kit for you to check out as well.
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    As you mentioned, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56016-53 is indeed confirmed to fit your 2014 Ford F-250. This custom-fit kit will provide industry-standard, above-bed base rails in the bed of your truck. In order to determine if your existing PullRite 5th Wheel Hitch will fit these rails, you will need to know if it is compatible with industry-standard base rails. PullRite manufacturers a few different model hitches, some of which are compatible...
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  • Installing Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails on a 2012 Ford F250
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    I have a solution for you, but the Reese # RP56016 are only confirmed to fit on the F-250. Instead, you'll want to use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP56034 which are a confirmed fit on the 2020 Ford F-150 with a 6-1/2 foot bed. These brackets are designed for outboard mounting 5th wheel rails only.
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  • Brackets and Hardware Only to Mount Reese 5th Wheel Rails in a 2015 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    Fifth wheel brackets # RP56016 are specifically for the longer Reese rails, # RP30153, which are 48 inches long. If your rails are Reese and 48 inches long by 7-1/2 inches wide by 1-7/8 inches tall then # RP56016 is the correct bracket kit. If your rails are shorter than 48 inches then you will need bracket kit # RP50026 instead. Bracket kit # RP56016 comes with hardware to mount to the truck frame but not the hardware to attach the rails to the brackets. For that hardware you will need...
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  • Correct Reese 5th Wheel Brackets for a 2011 Ford F-250
    The Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets part # RP56016 are a fit for a 2011 Ford F-250. That said, they are for the outboard rails which are 48" long. If you have inboard rails which are 43" long and more common you'll need the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP50026.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rails for 2001 Ram 2500
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    Custom fifth wheel install brackets like the Curt # C16411 that fit a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 that you mentioned also fit the 2011-2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 and 2011-2019 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 as long as they do not have the OEM prep package. I included a video of the # C16411 for you to take a look at.
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    For your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6-3/4 foot bed without factory rail kit, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, # RP56016-53. This rail kit will give you the custom outboard brackets to fit your frame and the outboard rails to make the installation easier. This kit is compatible with standard base 5th wheel hitches. The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16541...
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  • What is the Difference Between Reese Custom 5th Wheel Brackets # RP56016-53 and # RP50026-58
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  • Comparison Of Fifth Wheel Custom Installation Kits For 2016 Ford F-150
    The difference between the Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50026-58, and part # RP56016-53 is the length of the base rails. The baserails for part # RP50026-58 are 43 inches long and for part # RP56016-53 the length is 48-inches. Both installation kits are designed to mount to the outboard side of the truck frame.
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