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Will a Timbren Rear Suspension System Work on a 2004 Ford F-250 with a Custom 5th Wheel Install Kit

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I want to add these to my 2004 F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 6 liter diesel truck. I am also installing a Reese 16k fifth wheel hitch RP30051 hitch. I have his part of the hitch with no manuel. I was going to use 50043-6008 custom rails and side plates for the install. Will the overload bumper springs interfere with install of the custom plates? I will also be installing the Pollack PK11893-11932 fifth wheel wiring harness. The hitch weight will be about 2000 lbs and the weight of the trailer about 12500 lbs. Will this setup be sufficient? Thanks in advance for your help!

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The instruction manuals you will need for the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, # RP30051, are available online for part # RP30047 and part # RP30048, see links. These two parts make up the # RP30051 fifth wheel hitch.

The Custom Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit, # 50043-6008, is a good choice for your truck and will work great with the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR250SDE. The Timbren system will install in the factory bump stop location and will not interfere with the brackets in the custom fifth-wheel installation kit.

The 5th Wheel / Gooseneck T-Connector, # PK11893-11932, is the correct wiring harness for in bed installation in your 2004 F-250, if it is equipped with a factory 7-Way connector, see installation video.

The hitch you selected, # RP30051, and the installation kit, # 50043-6008, are rated for towing a trailer with the pin weight and gross trailer weight that you listed. You must keep in mind that the fully loaded weight of the trailer must stay within the weight of the lowest rated item, which could be the truck, hitch or installation kit. It would also be a good idea to check the capacity of the tires on your truck and make sure that they are rated high enough for the trailer you will be towing.

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