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Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500

Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500

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10-Bolt kit with semi-custom brackets lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram 1500. Hardware included. Not for use with Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) model hitches. 1-636-306-4830 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP30035-386 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP30035-386

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10-Bolt kit with semi-custom brackets lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram 1500. Hardware included. Not for use with Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) model hitches.


Features:

  • Semi-custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • 10-Bolt base rails sit in truck bed and provide necessary attachment points for 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
    • Will not fit Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Kit includes base rails, universal brackets, semi-custom brackets and hardware
  • 5-Year limited warranty


30035 and 58386 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram 1500 - 10 Bolt

Installation Details RP30035-386 Installation instructions

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Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500 - RP30035-386

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

10-Bolt kit with semi-custom brackets lets you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch on your Dodge Ram 1500. Hardware included. Not for use with Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) model hitches.

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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Ordered this product for my 2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab Express on 12/17/14 at about 8 PM PST. To my surprise it shipped that very same night and i received it on 12/22/14. The truck specific mounts are very beefy and fit perfectly. My only complaint is that when i took the mounts out of the box, the paint was chipping off the edges of one of them. It was coming off in large pieces all the way around the mount. I spent most of today 12/28/14 installing it myself. Got the mounts all in and all the holes drilled for the rails and then removed the rails for spray in bedliner install tomorrow. Once that is done i will re-install the rails and put my truck back together. I had to remove the splash guards from the rear fender wells and drop the spare tire. I also had to re-route one wire and modify the ring on the ground wire to still fit on the mounting bolt that is right next to the drivers side rear mount.


Comments
Did you need to drill holes for mounting brackets to the frame or were there mounting holes in the frame already?
-- comment by: Chris - 07/13/2015
Chris, There were no holes, I had to drill the frame. I did alot of looking around before i purchased these and i could not find a no-drill installation kit. I also could not find a cheaper price anywhere.
-- comment by: Steven H - 07/17/2015


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Local Yipes Stripes wanted $600 for rails, installed on my truck.
I bought these for about a third of the cost and paid local camper dealer $180 to install.
Total Savings ..... around $200

And shipping is FAST!




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2015 Ram 1500

The bed rail kit shipped and arrived promptly. I had heard that installation on 5 1/2' boxes is difficult and that proved to be very true. That's not the fault of the product, but the instructions were vague enough and in one instance lacking in proper direction which caused two calls in order to get clarification. The response was quick and helpful. All in all, I got what I wanted when I wanted it without major surprises. Looks like a winner.




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Product arrived within three Days. Everything was there. Instructions were OK. All went well. Took my time and was happy with the result. I live in Oklahoma and when I need something for my 5th wheel or truck, I go to E-Trailer. They are outstanding.
Mike




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Box arrived today .... (Est. was 7-23 - 7-28) can't complain about that part... I did have to call etrailer, because the box arrived damaged and partly opened. However, they were very helpful in making sure everything ordered was in the box.... Everything did arrive intact....
Will order from again if need anything....




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good product will be pulling fifth wheel camper using side winder hitch




by:
2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

product worked great. after totaling the first truck I had it on, I purchased another product to put into my new work truck


Comments
GREAT, no problems what so ever
Audey - 07/10/2018


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Everything fit perfect. Great quality p roduct!




by:
2016 Ram 1500

Great product



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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Installed on a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    The Reese semi-custom installation kit # RP30035-386 is a fit for the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed. Being a semi-custom kit means that there is still some drilling that needs to be performed but not as much as a universal kit, but more than a custom kit. I have included links to the installation instructions for you. Since you have a 5-1/2 foot bed, you will need to use either a fixed 5th wheel hitch or a slider that stays locked in the tow position at all times AND you will...
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  • Will Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail Installation Kit # RP30035-386 fit a Draw Tite 16k 5th Wheel Hitch
    Yes, the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-386 that you referenced is compatible with the 16k Draw Tite fifth wheel hitch you currently have as this kit uses industry standard rails like what your hitch is designed to fit.
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  • Does Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # RP30035-386 Fit 2016 Ram 1500 5-1/2 ft Bed
    Yes, the Reese fifth wheel rail kit part # RP30035-386 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ram 1500 6-1/2 foot bed as well so it will work for your new truck.
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  • Semi-Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit For 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup With A Shortbed
    We do offer a semi-custom base rail and installation kit for your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. It is part # RP30035-386. This kit is not designed to work with Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches. It will not work with Flareside/Stepside beds or trucks with the Rambox. This kit includes the base rails, universal brackets, semi-custom brackets, and hardware.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2014 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    All of the 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits for your 2014 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 foot bed will require some frame drilling. You can use # RP30035-386 for your truck. I have linked the instructions to the right for you. You mentioned having a slider hitch but a slider will not allow you to make 90 degree turns without hitting the truck cab and trailer together. Also, you will not be able to slide the hitch back with the trailer connected without removing the tailgate. You will have...
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  • Would the Reese 5th Wheel Install Kit # RP30035-386 fit a 2013 Dodge Ram with 5 1/2 Bed w/Airbags
    The Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # RP30035-386 that you referenced is designed to fit your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed. If the airbags you have are the factory air suspension system then this kit would not work for you. If your air bags are aftermarket you will need to look at how both the bracket kit and the air bag system install and see if there will be interference. I attached a picture I took from the installation instructions that shows how this kit will...
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  • Is 6-1/2' Bed Considered Long Bed or Short Bed on 2016 Ram 1500
    For a truck anything under an 8' bed is considered a short bed. So when installing the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30035-386 in your 2016 Ram 1500 with a 6-1/2' bed you should follow the measurements outlined for the short bed.
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  • Reese Bed Rail Recommendation For 2012 Ram 1500
    The Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500 Item # RP30035-386 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle.
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  • What 5TH Wheel Rails Do I Need To Install A RBW Industries LR-1000 Hitch In My 2011 Ram 1500?
    To install the RBW LR-1000 5th wheel hitch in your 2011 Ram 1500 with the 6-1/2' bed you will need the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-386. The 10-bolt base rails will connect to your RBW hitch and the installation kit will be custom fit for the frame of your Ram.
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  • Reese Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
    For your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 we have the very similar Reese semi-custom fifth wheel rail kit part # RP30035-386. This is basically the # RP30035 with an extra bracket so that it fits your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. The # RP30035 by itself would not fit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit for 2012 Ram 1500 With 5-1/2ft Bed
    Reese offers a fifth wheel install kit for your 2012 Dodge Ram with the 5-1/2 foot bed. The # RP30035-386 is compatible unless your truck has the Rambox option. Due to the very short bed on your truck, the only way you'll be able to safely negotiate turns without the front of the trailer hitting the rear of the truck cab would be to install a Sidewinder replacement pin box. The Sidewinder relocates the pivot point between the fifth wheel and the truck from the king pin/hitch jaw to the...
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  • Availability of Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2010 Dodge Ram with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    There are two major considerations that will determine if you can safely tow a fifth wheel trailer with your truck, the weight capacity of the truck itself and the clearance needed between the truck cab and the trailer. You will want to determine if your truck has a sufficient Gross Trailer Weight Capacity to tow the fifth wheel you have in mind. In the owners manual, or on a sticker located on the drivers side door jamb you should find the GCWR and the GVW. The Gross Combined Weight Rating...
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  • Can a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 5-1/2 ft Bed Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer
    You are going to first need to determine the weight of the trailer you plan to tow as it is ready to tow and then compare that to the towing capacities for your truck that are listed in it's owners manual. Since you have a 5-1/2 foot bed 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 you are going to have to replace the pin box of the trailer with a Sidewinder to give you the needed clearance to make tight turns. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order...
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  • Will a Curt R5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    You can use the Curt slider 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16516 in a 2013 Dodge Ram with the 5-1/2 foot bed. However, you will have to keep in locked in the tow position and then use a Sidewinder on the trailer to provide 22 inches of additional extension in order to make tight turns. In order to determine if there is a Sidewinder that will fit, you will need to look at the pin box manufacturer and model number on the pin box itself. Then you can look up the pin box information in our Sidewinder...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
    For a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with either the 5-1/2 foot or 6 foot bed you can use 5th wheel installation kit # RP30035-386. Even though this is a Reese kit the Curt hitch will fit. If you have the 5-1/2 foot bed then you would use a fixed 5th wheel hitch or you would always leave a slider in the tow position, never slide it back. And you would have to use a Sidewinder in order to have enough clearance to make tight turns. If the Curt hitch is an E5 like the one you referenced, it will work...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit for 2014 Ram 1500 w/ Eco Diesel Engine
    As long as your Ram isn't equipped with the Eco Diesel engine, there are fifth wheel install bracket/rail kits available. I'd recommend using the Reese # RP30035-386. Because your truck has the 5-1/2 foot bed, you'll need to use a stationary hitch along with a Sidewinder. The Sidewinder relocates the pivot point between the fifth wheel and the truck 22 inches rearward, where the pin box meets the fifth wheel. In most cases, this will allow the truck to negotiate turns without having the...
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  • 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Reese Fifth Wheel Square Slider Hitch Installation on a Short Bed
    The Reese 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30051 is considered a compatible fit your your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 6 foot bed. To install this 5th wheel square slider hitch you will need the installation kit composed of # RP30035-386. The sliding operation of this hitch allows for additional turning clearance when using with short bed trucks. The trailer should never be towed with the slider in the rearward position. The sliding function is intended for low-speed maneuvering only. Please note that...
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  • Does a Sidewinder Put Too Much Stress on Trailer Towed by a 2014 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    First, if you have the very short bed, less than 6 feet long, then you would have to use a Sidewinder in order to make tight turns. Even then, sometimes the 22 inches of extra clearance is not enough depending on how wide the trailer is. On regular short beds where a slider could be used, a Sidewinder can also work and will provide a better ride than a slider hitch would. What you are saying about stress to the trailer is true. You will have to check with the trailer manufacturer to determine...
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  • Recommendation for Fifth Wheel Hitch on a 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab With 5 Foot 7 Inch Bed
    Since you have a 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab short bed truck which measures under 6 foot, you will need to use a Sidewinder King Pin with Rotating Turret with a fixed fifth wheel hitch. A Sidewinder will move the pivot point of the trailer rearward 22 inches and provide the needed clearance to make turns. You will need to order the Sidewinder with a rotating turret specific to your fifth-wheel trailer pin box. If you can send me the make and model number of the fifth-wheel pin box on your...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
    The Sidewinder pin box will be the only route for your truck since you have a 5-1/2 foot bed on your 2012 Ram 1500. Slider hitches can only be used on 6 feet and longer truck beds since they don't give enough clearance to allow the trailer to turn. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker...
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  • Installing a 5th Wheel Hitch in a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 6 Foot Bed with Bedliner
    The Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30051 and install kit # RP30035-386 are a confirmed fit and will install on your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, but you may need to modify your bed liner depending on which type you have. Per the manufacture's instructions: Do not install mounting rails over plastic bed liners. Plastic bed liners must be cut out of the way. Base rails may be installed on spray in liner. I have linked an image of this 5th wheel hitch installed in a truck with a bed liner for you...
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  • Fifth Wheel Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 1500
    On a truck with as short of a bed as your 2012 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed you can't use a sliding hitch as it would damage the tailgate of the truck if you were to activate the slider plus you wouldn't have enough clearance to make sharp turns. Your only option would be a stationary hitch and then installing a Sidewinder pin box on your trailer. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have know in order to pick out the correct one. There should...
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  • How to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2011 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 foot bed
    Since you have such a short bed on your 2011 Ram 1500 (5-1/2 foot) your only option for towing a fifth wheel trailer will be to replace your current pin box with a Sidewinder pin box so that you would have enough clearance to make tight turns. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number that is on...
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  • Do Reese 5th Wheel Install Brackets RP58386 Fit a 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 Liter Quad Cab
    For your 2016 Ram 1500 Reese brackets # RP58386 are listed as a fit for the 2016 Ram 1500 except for models with the factory air suspension package or the EcoDiesel motor. But this is only part of a complete kit. The complete kit is # RP30035-386.
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