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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

Item # 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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP30035-386 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices 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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2018 Ram 1500 - Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram 1500

  • Above the Bed
  • Semi-Custom
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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


Customer Reviews

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.

Chris

7/13/2015

Did you need to drill holes for mounting brackets to the frame or were there mounting holes in the frame already?

Steven H.

7/17/2015

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.



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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



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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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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

Audey

7/10/2018

GREAT, no problems what so ever



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Everything fit perfect. Great quality p roduct!



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2016 Ram 1500

Great product


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  • Recommendation for 5th Wheel Rails on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    I can help you understand more about finding a set of rails for your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. The rail kit you need to install the Valley hitch on your 2012 Ram is # RP30035-386. The Valley hitch part # 7054 is a now discontinued slider hitch that fits nearly all above-bed fifth wheel rails as it is designed to fit the industry standard rail design. Sliding hitches aren't recommended to be used on trucks with 5-1/2 foot beds because they cause the pin box of the trailer to come in contact...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2012 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 ft Bed
    As long as you stay under the towing capacity of your 2012 Ram 1500 towing a fifth wheel trailer would be a perfectly fine idea. Since your truck bed is shorter than 6 feet you will have to go about things a bit differently so that you'll have enough clearance to make 90 degree turns. 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...
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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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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel And Gooseneck Hitches For 2012 Ram 1500 With Short Bed
    If your 2012 Ram 1500 did not come with the factory tow package included, you will have to do some drilling in the frame when installing a fifth wheel hitch or a gooseneck hitch. Unless it is either stated in the manual or if a dealership would recommend against towing a fifth wheel trailer, I am not aware of there being an issue with fifth wheel towing. If you decide you would like a fifth wheel, you are right that a Sidewinder will be needed with your truck with the short bed. We would...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Installation Kit And Sidewinder For 2015 Ram 1500 With 5-1/2 Ft Bed
    The fifth wheel installation kit I recommend for your 2015 Ram 1500 is the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50142-58. Installation of this kit takes half the time of a semi-custom kit like part # RP30035-386. For a premium Sidewinder that will work on your trailer I recommend the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin, part # RP61422. This pin box has an enclosed air spring that reduces vertical shock and chucking and vibration. For a more...
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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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  • 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 Install 5th Wheel Hitch on 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Short Bed
    To install a fifth-wheel hitch in your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Pickup with a 5 foot 7 inch bed you will need to use the Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails, item # RP30035-386, along with a Sidewinder Fifth Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret (see link). The Sidewinder is designed specifically for short bed pickups less than 6 feet long. This item will give you clearance to maneuver without contact between the trailer loft and the pickup cab. You will need...
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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 Installation kit Recommendation for 2014 Dodge 1500 Short Bed
    The only fifth wheel bracket and rail kit I can recommend for you 2014 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 ft bed is the Reese Rail Kit part # RP30035-386. This rail kit will require some drilling for installation. The part # RP56001 that you referenced is designed for GM vehicles so it would not work for you.
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Hitch be Installed in a 2014 Dodge Ram with Rambox
    The issue with the Rambox is that the manufacturers of hitches and installation kits have not tested for fit on models with the Rambox. The issue is the bed is more narrow on models that have the Rambox feature. We have heard customers who have installed 5th wheel hitches in Rambox models. But they have to use Sidewinder replacement pin boxes to move the trailer pivot point back so as not to hit the stock pin box against the bed sides. I have linked the Sidewinder information page to the...
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  • Recommendation for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for Use with Sidewinder on 2010 Dodge Ram
    Sidewinders, like # RP61412, are designed to be used with stationary hitches but can be used with a slider hitch as long as the slider remains locked in the towing position while towing or connected to a trailer. I have included a link to our FAQ article on Sidewinders for reference. To determine the best 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation kit for your truck, I will need to know a little more about it. Is your Big Horn a 1500, 2500, or 3500. Does it have overload springs. Is it a...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2014 1500 with 5-1/2 ft Bed
    If you don't have the air suspension on your 2014 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 ft bed you would want the Reese Installation kit part # RP30035-386 for a fifth wheel rail kit.
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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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  • Can Air Lift Suspension Work With Reese 5th Wheel Install Kit And Demco 5th Wheel On 2012 Ram 1500
    The Reese Installation Kit, part # RP30035-386 will work well with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs you have installed on your 2012 Ram 1500. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM8550040 will also be a great fit for your truck with the Reese above bed rail kit. The # DM8550040 slider gives you an additional 22-1/2 inches of clearance for those tight turns. If you need a 7-way connector in the bed of your truck I recommend part # 41157.
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2015 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    Since you haven't made your purchase yet, you are looking for a short bed truck, and have a trailer with a Reese Revolution I would recommend not getting the Eco-Diesel models as there is no way to install a fifth wheel rail kit in the bed of the truck. I would recommend any motor configuration except the Eco-Diesel with a short bed. For a fifth wheel rail kit you would want the part # RP30035-386 and then for a hitch the part # RP30047. I realize there is a B and W Companion fit for...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with 6 Ft Bed
    When it comes to a kit to install your Reese 5th wheel on your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with 6 ft bed, I recommend the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50142-58. A custom kit is going to reduce the amount of drilling and really cuts down the installation time. Both kits include all parts needed for installation; base rails, brackets, and hardware. I have attached the installation instructions for both kits.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Short Bed
    Basically, the truck is only rated for a certain amount and adding suspension enhancement will not increase the towing capacity or payload. Adding suspension enhancement will just help with ride quality, leveling the vehicle when under load, and it will help protect the suspension. Suspension enhancement is still a good idea for the reasons I have listed above. Since you will be towing a 5th wheel trailer which is a load that does not shift and has a constant weight more or less, I would...
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  • 5th Wheel Recommendations for 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab with 5-1/2-Foot Bed
    We do have an option for you, but it will not be the installation kit # RP30035-023 as it will not fit the 5-1/2-foot bed of your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. After speaking with representatives of Reese who are currently visiting us here at etrailer, I recommend the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail Installation Kit # RP30035-386 as it features a mounting kit made specifically for your truck. The kit includes base rails, universal brackets, semi-custom brackets, and hardware. I have provided links...
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  • Base Rails and Installation Kit for 2011 Ram 1500
    To add base rails in the bed of your 2011 Ram 1500 to mount your Pro Series fifth wheel hitch you have two options, one of which is the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-386, which will require drilling into the frame of your truck to install. The other option, and the one I recommend, is the Reese Custom Installation Kit with Base Rails # RP50142-58 because it will not require any drilling into your frame, is a shorter install and has a 10-year warranty compared...
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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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  • 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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendations for 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Short Bed
    Your best bet for installing a fifth wheel hitch in your 2013 Dodge Ram Crew Cab would be to use the above bed rails offered with the # RP30035-386 install kit. For a hitch, I recommend the # C16541 Curt A20 Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch. The slider will give you 12' of travel, and the fifth wheel head assembly is a very similar design as what's used on the Elite hitch. Reese doesn't offer an under-bed rail kit that's compatible with your truck. The # RP30074 is compatible with the 2013 2500...
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