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5th Wheel Installation Kit and Hitch Options for 1997 Ford F-250 with 8-Foot Bed


HI, can you help me out? I need an installation kit with rails for a Draw Tight 18k Signature series 5th wheel hitch. Going on a 1997 f250 HD 8foot bed.


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If you have a 5th wheel hitch that installs in industry-standard above-bed base rails then you can use Reese Universal Base Rail Kit # RP30035 in your 1997 Ford F-250 long bed pickup.

If you have a hitch that mounts like the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Slider # BWRVK3370 that is meant to install in an under-bed rail kit (with four pucks in the bed) then you cannot install this hitch in your truck because no under-bed rail kit is offered for your 1997 F-250.

You can see all suitable install kits and 5th wheel hitches for your truck using the linked page. Just click on your truck type; 8-foot bed WITH overload springs or WITHOUT. You will then see all hitch install kit options, hitches and wiring harness products. For example, both versions can use the Reese install kit # RP30035.

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