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Bed Rail and Installation Kit Recommendation for 16K Reese 5th Wheel on 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

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We have a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed and are needing a hitch kit to fit with our Reese 16k hitch. Which is best for us to use?

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For your 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 with a 6 foot bed, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50140-58. This will work great as long as your Reese 16K 5th Wheel is not the Elite or Signature Series. This is a custom kit designed specifically for your vehicle, which will minimize drilling and measuring necessary for installation. I have included an installation video on a 2012 Dodge Ram for your review.

If your Reese 16K is the Elite or Signature Series model, you will need the special underbed Reese Kit, part # RP30074 for your 2012 Ram.

I also recommend a 5th Wheel Wiring Harness like the Bargman # 50-97-410. This will provide a 7-way connector in the bed of your truck for easy hookup with your trailer.

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