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Demco Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets for 5th Wheel Above-Bed Base Rails

Demco Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets for 5th Wheel Above-Bed Base Rails

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Custom brackets work with Demco universal above-bed base rails (DM6071 - sold separately) to let you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck. No-drill frame brackets offer a simple installation. Hardware included. 1-833-496-1390 to order Demco accessories and parts part number DM8552025 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Demco Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets for 5th Wheel Above-Bed Base Rails. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Demco Accessories and Parts - DM8552025

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Brackets
  • Custom
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Custom brackets work with Demco universal above-bed base rails (DM6071 - sold separately) to let you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck. No-drill frame brackets offer a simple installation. Hardware included.


Features:

  • Installation brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for your 5th-wheel rails
    • Base rails (DM6071 - sold separately) sit in your truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Custom-fit brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • No drilling is required
    • Drastically reduces installation time
    • Avoids known obstacles along your truck's frame
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-Year limited warranty


8552025 Demco Custom Bracket Kit for Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches





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Video Transcript for Demco Fifth Wheel Installation Kit DM8552025 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Demco Hijacker Premier Series custom mounting brackets for the fifth-wheel above-bed base rails. These are a custom-fit part, they are designed to fit the 2014 and newer Dodge Ram and Ram 2500 series trucks, with either the six-and-a-half foot bed or the eight-foot bed without the factory rail kit. On any custom-fit part, I always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, but in your year and model vehicle and it will show you if these will work for your application. These installation brackets will mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for your fifth-wheel rails. The base rails we do sell separately on our website, it's part number DM-6071, and the rails are what's sit in your truck bed and allow the installation of the fifth-wheel trailer hitch to your truck. These custom-fit brackets here will mount to existing holes in your vehicles frame. That will help minimize drilling, reduces installation time, and it's designed to avoid known obstacles along your truck's frame. As you can see, they're made of a nice sturdy black powder-coated steel to help resist corrosion.

You can see they've labelled each one, so you know what position it goes in. All the hardware is included, and nice set of detailed instructions on how to install it. These parts are made in the USA. That should do it for the review on the Demco Hijacker Premier Series custom mounting brackets for fifth-wheel above-bed base rails.

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Demco Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets for 5th Wheel Above-Bed Base Rails - DM8552025

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Custom brackets work with Demco universal above-bed base rails (DM6071 - sold separately) to let you install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck. No-drill frame brackets offer a simple installation. Hardware included.

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Installation of the kit was difficult due to tight access underneath. However, the product that was identified properly by the etrailer rep as the one needed for my 2017 2500 Dodge Ram (w/ short bed). The hitch fits and everything is torqued to spec.




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  • Compatibility of Different Brands of 5th Wheel Base Rails and Installation Kits
    Standard 5th wheel base rails have multiple hitch mounting holes spaced at different dimensions. Measured hole center to hole center these spreads are 10-inches, 20-1/2-inches or 29-inches. It certainly looks like your base rails are industry-standard since your measurement taken at the outside edges of the holes is 29-3/4-inches. Please refer to the linked photo I have prepared for you. It is possible that these rails could work with the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets...
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  • Which Base Rails To Use Older Hijacker Double Pivot 21K UL 5th Wheel Hitch In 2018 Ram 2500
    Since your Hijacker Double Pivot 21k UL hitch is the older design instead of the newer model that uses industry standard rails you will need the Replacement Rails for Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Older Models # DM6014 instead. For brackets confirmed to fit your 2018 Ram 2500 you can use the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Custom Mounting Brackets for 5th Wheel Above-Bed Base Rails # DM8552025 which offer a no-drill installation on your truck. I included a video of the # DM8552025...
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  • Instructions for Demco Hijacker Premier Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation Kit
    I've linked the installation instructions for the Demco Hijacker Premier Installation Kit # DM8552025-71 for you on this page.
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  • Measurement for Demco Hijacker Above-Bed Base Rails 2020 Ram 2500
    The Demco Hijacker Above-Bed Base Rails, # DM8552025-71 on the 6-1/2 foot bed, the measurement for the 2020 Ram 2500 is 28-3/4”. Please see page 2 of the attached installation instructions for a drawing.
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  • Removing Brake Line Clips for Installation of Demco Above-Bed Base Rails
    Yes when installing the Demco Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit, # DM8552025-71, you should be able to reinstall the brake lines as they where from the factory, careful to not brake or damage the clip. For installation of the brackets, the clips will/may need to be removed to accommodate installation of some hardware and for having access of tools/sockets to tighten nuts. Once the new brackets are installed the brake lines/clips should be able to be reset as per the factory.
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  • Could Demco Fifth Wheel Rail Kit be used with Pullrite Fifth Wheel Hitch
    If the Pullrite Superglide you have was designed to fit the industry standard rails (it will have ISR listed in model name), then yes the Demco rail kit part # DM8552025-71 would work. If not, then the only rail kits that will work are from Pullrite.
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  • Replacement Fifth Wheel Brackets and Rails for a 2018 Ram 2500
    We definitely have options available for your 2018 Ram 2500 with the short bed and no prep package. That being said, rails and brackets cannot be mixed and matched between different manufacturers. As you mentioned having an auto slide hitch, it led me to Demco. I suggest going with the Demco Above Bed Rails and custom brackets # DM8552025-71 if you are unsure of what brand the original set is. This is a custom fit part and will require no drilling into the frame of the vehicle. I included...
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  • Which 5th Wheel Base Rails are Compatible with Demco DM8552025 Frame Brackets for 2017 Ram 2500
    The Demco # DM8550043 Recon 5th wheel hitch is compatible with industry standard bed rails such as those provided with the Demco # DM8552025-71 bracket/rail kit. The kit combines the # DM8552025 brackets along with the # DM6071 industry standard rails. The hitch fits on industry standard rails from Reese, Husky, Valley, B&W, Demco ISR and Curt, among others, but if you use Demco frame brackets, you'll want to use bed rails from the same manufacturer. The brackets and rails aren't capacity...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Dodge Ram 2500
    We have just what you need! The Demco Hijacker hitches slide automatically as you make tight turns so they are the perfect solution for you. For an 18k Hijacker you would want the part # DM8550034. And then for a rail kit custom fit for your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed you'd want the part # DM8552025-71 which is also designed to work with the Demco hitch.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    This is a 2014 Ram Longhorn Edition. It has a 6ft 4in long bed. The GVWR is 10,000 lbs and the GAWR is; Front 6000 lbs; rear 6500 lbs. The max payload (per internet) is 22167 with a max towing of 16920.
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  • Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
    We don't carry the Pullrite hitches but we have a similar option that slides automatically and since it does not require capture plates to attach to the pin box it's a better option in my opinion. The Demco Hijacker part # DM8550035 would be a great option for you. It has a 21k capacity as well. To install it in the bed of your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 you'd want the custom install rail kit part # DM8552025-71 which is a custom fit and would work well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 2500 With Short Bed
    The hitch I recommend for a 2018 Ram 2500 short bed without the fifth wheel prep package is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 because it utilizes an autoslide so you never have to get out of your Ram in order to slide the hitch like you do with other sliding fifth wheels. The Hijacker has a head which rotates up to 90 degrees with your trailer, a single-piece jaw which gives you 360 degrees of contact with your king pin and is made in the United States of America. The base rails...
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  • Can 2014 Ram 2500 With 20-Inch Wheels Have Clearance Issues Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
    This is a common issue with folks who want to tow a fifth wheel trailer. There are a couple things you can do to make sure you have everything set up correctly. You will want the hitch to be set at the height that 1) allows the trailer to be level, and 2) allows you a minimum of 6 inches between the bottom of the trailer loft and the top of the bed rails. Fifth wheel hitches offer several inches of up and down adjustment to help accomplish this. Many pin boxes are also height adjustable...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Since your truck has a short bed it will require a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns without cab interference. Since getting out and activating a slider can be somewhat of a hassle I would recommend an auto-slider. The Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 will automatically slide as you make tight turns so it would be what I recommend. For a rail kit you would want the custom fit rail kit part # DM8552025-71. This will minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed without Rail Kit
    Since your 2016 Ram 2500 has a short bed you will need a slider hitch to give you the needed turning clearance. Since using a slider hitch can be a hassle at times the best option I recommend is the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide like part # DM8550034 as it will automatically slide as your make tight turns. For a fifth wheel rail kit confirmed as a fit for your truck you would want then the part # DM8552025-71. This is a custom install kit that will install in about half the time and minimize...
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  • Automatic Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 2500
    The only auto sliding fifth wheel hitch we offer is the Demco Hijacker Auto Slide # DM8550034 which is going to require you to install the custom rail kit part # DM8552025-71 in place of your gooseneck hitch that you have installed currently. Your current gooseneck hitch need to be removed to be able to install a fifth wheel hitch. The custom rail kit I mentioned is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500.
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  • Best Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500
    Yes, the two part numbers you mentioned would fit your 2014 Ram 2500 short bed without the hitch prep package and would work very well for you. The rail kit part # DM8552025-71 is a custom fit kit designed specifically for your truck to minimize drilling and install time. The Hijacker # DM8550034 will automatically slide around tight corners which will greatly reduce the hassle of towing with a short bed truck. Normally you have to get out and manually operate the slider every time you...
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  • Fifth Wheel and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 2500 without Rail Kit
    The issue you are going to have is that a short bed truck would not have enough clearance to allow a fifth wheel trailer to make tight turns. Not even with an offset ball. If you install a fifth wheel adapter on your trailer it wouldn't be able to make tight turns with your truck. You are going to have to install a fifth wheel rail kit so that you can use a slider hitch. The best fifth wheel hitch I would recommend is the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034. This hitch will automatically...
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  • Comparing Demco Hijacker and Pullrite SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 2500
    Both the Demco Hijacker # DM8550034 and PullRite SuperGlide are excellent auto-slide 5th wheel hitches that let you stay inside the comfort of your cab when making sharp turns, however I do recommend the Hijacker for a couple of reasons. Both models do offer a robust single-jaw system for a secure connection to the trailer's king pin, but the Hijacker also includes an additional 3/4" thick solid steel locking bar to reinforce this connection. This not only provides incredible security...
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  • Do Fifth Wheel Rails Have A Weight Rating
    Fifth Wheel Rails like Demco Hijacker Premier Series rails part # DM8552025-71 are not rated. What is rated for weight capacity is the hitch that goes on the rails such as the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550035 which is rated for 21,000 lbs. The only way to install the fifth wheel rails is to remove the gooseneck hitch you have installed in your truck because they install in the same spots on the frame.
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  • Comparing Demco Hijacker and Pullrite Superglide Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500
    The things that the 18K Demco Hijacker # DM8550034 and the 18K SuperGlide have in common are that they both offer 14" of travel, they are both automatic sliding 5th wheel hitches, have 2-point pivoting hitch heads, are compatible with industry standard base rails, and they are both rated to tow up to an 18K trailer. Both 5th wheel hitches come with a 5-year limited warranty as well. Although they both have the single-jaw system to lock the king pin into place, the SuperGlide hugs it against...
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  • Parts Needed To Install Demco RV Fifth Wheel On Ram 2500 With Standard After Market Rails
    # DM8550035 will fit all industry-standard rails, including those from B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley. All you have to do is bolt on the side plates and attach the head to the hitch base. If you have any of these industry standard rails then the hitch will fit your truck. The side plates have 2 functions. They contain the feet that fit into your above-bed rails, and they allow you to raise or lower the hitch head to better match your pin box height....
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  • Auto Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500 without OEM Rail Kit
    For an auto sliding fifth wheel hitch that you could use in your 2018 Ram 2500 short bed the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034 which will never require you to get out of the truck and operate the slider mechanism. Then for a rail kit that fits your 2018 Ram 2500 you'd just want the part # DM8552025-71 and you'd be set.
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  • Is There An Underbed Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Mount for a 2016 Ram 2500
    I checked with Demco and they only offer above bed mounts for a 2016 Ram 2500. Therefore, in order to use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550035 which is what I recommend you'll need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Hitches part # DM8552025-71. If the truck has a short bed then you will need a sliding hitch in order to make full turns.
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