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How to Install a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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Have a reese 16000lb sliding fifth wheel hitch , needing rails to mount in 2006 Dodge 1500 quad cab 4x4

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Do you already have the frame brackets? If so then all you need is the Reese Universal Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # RP58058 (inboard only). If not then in order to install the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider part # RP30051 on your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 you have two options, a custom install kit like the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit part # RP50140-58 for mega cab models or part # RP50040-58 for non-mega cab models and a semi-custom install kit like the Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit part # RP30035-023.

The main difference is that the semi-custom install kit will require drilling into the frame whereas the custom install kit will not but either will work. I have attached sample install videos for you as well.

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