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Recommended Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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I do have reese 5th wheel hitchs model is 30031, 14k. I looking for 5th wheel brackets kit for my 2005 Dodge 1500 and short bed. what is model number to buy for brackets kit. Hope everything wil match.

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If the Reese fifth wheel hitch you have is designed to be used with industry-standard rails I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50040-58. This custom kit cuts the installation time in half versus the universal bracket system. I have attached a link to an installation video for this kit on a 2005 Dodge Ram truck you can check out.

The semi-custom installation kit we offer is part # RP30035-023. The kit includes the base rails, universal brackets, and the hardware needed. The difference between the two kits is the custom brackets with the RP50040-58 and the universal brackets that require more drilling when installing RP30035-023.

To make it easier to connect your fifth wheel harness I recommend part # 51-97-411. I have attached a link to an installation video for this harness.

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