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Is Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible With Reese Underbed Rails on 2019 Ford F-250 FX4 4WD


I have a 2019 Ford F-250 4x4 FX4 short bed without the factory puck rails. I want to add the Reese RP87FR rail kit and use the Demco Hijacker Autoslide DM8550022 fifth wheel hitch. These are compatible correct? Would also like to add a Firestone Airbag and compressor kit at the same time.


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I'm glad you asked because the Demco Hijacker will work with the Reese base rails for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, but you will need a different part number. The reason is, the Reese underbed rails for your truck essentially give you the Ford puck mounting system, so what you will need is the Hijacker that fits the Ford factory 5th wheel prep. So, the correct parts that will fit are the following:

- Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP87FR

- Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch with Slider - Ford Super Duty Prep Package # DM8550024

The other thing you will need if you don't have one is a 5th wheel wiring harness, the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Connector for Aluminum Beds # C57008.

A Firestone air bag and compressor kit is a really good idea for your F-250 to give your truck the suspension support it will need, and there is a specific Firestone air bag kit you will need for your 2019 Ford F-250 FX4 with 4-wheel drive. I double-checked with the manufacturer for you and confirmed that the correct air bags for your truck are the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F35FV.

For a compressor system, I highly recommend a wireless option, and one that works with your smartphone is going to be the easiest to use. The best option for a compressor is the Air Command Compressor System - Wireless - Smartphone Enabled # F2610.

Along with the compressor if you want to add a no-drill mount kit for it, the correct fit for this compressor and your '19 F-250 is the No-Drill Mount Kit for Firestone Air Command 2610 # F2612.

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Kyle S

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