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Base Rails and Installation Kit for 2011 Ram 1500  

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Good morning, i just purchased a reese 16k pro series 5th wheel hitch but realized i need the rails..... i have a 2011 ram 1500 sport, short box, what rail assembly/brackets do you recomend please

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To add base rails in the bed of your 2011 Ram 1500 to mount your Pro Series fifth wheel hitch you have two options, one of which is the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit # RP30035-386, which will require drilling into the frame of your truck to install.

The other option, and the one I recommend, is the Reese Custom Installation Kit with Base Rails # RP50142-58 because it will not require any drilling into your frame, is a shorter install and has a 10-year warranty compared to a 5-year warranty for the semi-custom kit. Also please keep in mind if you have a short bed truck you will need a sliding hitch.

I've added a link to a video review of the kit for you to take a look at as well.

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