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Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Item # RP56017-53
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Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP56017-53 or order online at Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP56017-53

  • Above the Bed
  • Reese
  • Custom

Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included.


  • Installation brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Fast, simple installation with outboard design
    • Extended-length base rails allow for mounting farther out from truck frame
      • Avoids underbed components for easier access
      • Cuts down installation time by more than half compared with universal kits
    • Custom brackets mount to existing holes in truck frame, minimizing drilling and measuring
  • Thoroughly tested kit is compliant with strict Society of Automotive Engineers guidelines
  • Kit includes brackets, 10-bolt rails and Grade-8 hardware
  • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco Hijacker Premier Series, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


  • Base rail dimensions: 48" long x 1-7/8" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Reese's outboard installation kit for your fifth-wheel trailer hitch was designed with safety and convenience in mind. Just like the original custom mounting brackets, these brackets install using existing holes in the truck frame, minimizing installation time. The biggest difference with this outboard kit is the extended-length rails. These above-bed rails are 5 inches longer than standard, universal fifth-wheel rails so that they will match up with the mounting points on the brackets, which sit below the bed and outside of your truck's frame. The result is a much simpler installation process, wherein most underbed components can be easily avoided. Because you are working outside the frame rails, you also have easier access with your tools and more room to work, making the whole process less of a pain.

The base rails included in this installation kit feature a standard 10-bolt design. Each of these rails attaches to the underbed brackets with two carriage bolts at both ends. A single bolt is used in the center of each rail to further secure it in your truck bed. The result is a set of base rails that remains firmly in place thanks to 10 points of contact.

This entire installation kit is built to be SAE J2638 compliant and has been extensively tested per specified accelerated-life-cycle criteria for fifth-wheel trailer hitches. The requirements for testing are based on the European-style test of 900,000 cycles, making this testing process among the most thorough and intensive in the industry.

56017 Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Brackets for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

30153 Reese Extended Length Fifth Wheel Installation Rails

Installation Details RP56017-53 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP56017-53

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (49 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included.

2023 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The product I received had been previously used. The brackets where all beat to shit and there where parts missing. When ordering, I expect the product to be new and complete unless stated otherwise. Disappointed in etrailer

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I am not sure what happened however Customer Service will be in contact with you.

2018 Ford F-150

I've uploaded a few pictures of my recently installed 5th wheel rails. This is truly a high quality product. I would recommend it to anyone. It was a lot of fun drilling holes in a 2 week old truck. I fallowed the instruction and everything fit perfectly.

2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The quick install hitch brackets took me about 4 hours to install and everything went in easy. It threw me off having to isolate the steel rails and brackets from the aluminum truck body with clear tape.


It fit my truck really well I had a trailer company installed it.If I had a place to work. I would have done it myself it was pretty easy to do.

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Priduct is awesome but directions are so, so. Because of the aluminum bed “stickers” are supplied to place between steel and aluminum. But illustrations are difficult to understand. Love etrailers videos but they need to do one on a F250 aluminum bed. Many more parts and spacers compared to steel bed.



Working great. No issues at all.

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Excellent service! Called in my order and received it in a couple of days. The Reese quick install bed rail kit was simple to install (especially after watching the etrailer video). Works perfect in my 2021 F-250 hauling my 5th wheel. Highly recommend etrailer!!!


Great product, easy installation but you have to be organized and get all your tools ready before hand. Instructions were clear, due to transport company hardware was missing but etrailer replaced the entire hardware kit immediately.


Excellent quality of materials and A+ on customer service thanks to Jamie B.


Seems to be heavy duty and will work out fine. Installation videos are a big help. Removing the spare tire provided much needed room however the drivers side front frame bolt was a major hassle because a charcoal canister makes visibility difficult. Product is high quality in my opinion.


Very helpful salesman. No delay with delivery. No issues with installation. As usual, good overall experience with etrailer.

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Looks well made definitely has some weight to them. The packaging on the bed rails could use a heavier weight cardboard both ends were blown out. The under bed custom brackets box held up but not enough cushion between brackets to prevent paint chipping defently need to touch up the paint. Looks like all the hardware made it. Planning to install next week.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


Customer service will reach out to you.

2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The fit was perfect and you were spot on with your install time.

2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

great product very heavy duty compared to other install kits i have looked at i purchased this and a curt a20 fifth wheel both packages got destroyed in shipping fifth wheel and install kit survived but packaging could be better


all the products were great. I highly recommend watching the installment video that e trailer provides, especially for the Reese rail kit. Bargman wiring harness was high quality all the way through. The Reese Rail kit was super heavy duty compared to the one that the RV dealer installed on my last truck. Neither product was the CHEAPEST but in this case it was money well spent. Special thanks to CS Rep Laser as he answered all my questions.

2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Product fit as expected and installation was fairly painless. There were a few tight spots to work around, but I installed the kit on my own in a few hours.
Shipping was fast and the tracking updates were sent as soon as it was sent for shipping. Will definitely buy from etrailer again.

2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

To do the job right the first time, this is a great product at a great price.


installation was simple no issues with the item works as designed.

Christian S.


No issues after 1 year of use

Ford F-350 Super Duty

Fit perfect on my 2022 F350, fairly easy to install with 2 people, would definitely recommend to others


Like always, etrailer comes through. Friendly and helpful sales people and lightening fast shipping. I always find Reese products to be of very good quality and this rail system is no exception. Clear instructions and quality hardware.


Very nice hitch took about 2 hours for installation directions are a little generic but after looking it over not terrible to understand .


etrailer, superb customer service. Needed this rail kit for our company. Our usual vendor still have 56017-13 on back order for months. We use etrailer as back up for hard to get items. They never fail to please. Great company.


Great product. Easy installation. I installed all by self, took about 2hrs. Only real problem i had was getting the bolt in near the def tank.


Easy straight forward installation and instructions. Quick delivery and good quality merchandise.

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Very prompt delivery ,boxed very good. Installers had a few issue putting the bolts bye the gas tank area. Once it was done it is a very strong institution.


Very easy install, looks great.

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