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Fifth Wheel Rails and Bracket Kit, part # 50140-58 for 15K Reese on 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup


I have a 15 k reese slider hitch do I need any other hardware to complete my installation/do you have any info or webb site on how to install a hitch and do I really need a slider if the fifthwheel had a longer king pin thanks


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The Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails, # RP50140-58, fits Dodge Ram 1500 Series 6-ft bed, Mega Cab Pickups. Other than basic tools like wrenches, drill bits, center punch and measuring tape, you will have everything you need.

You need a slider if your bed is shorter than 8 feet. Without a slider, on a sharp turn, the trailer can run into the top of your cab. You will need a slider or a sidewinder to give you the necessary clearance. A sidewinder replaces the pin box on your fifth wheel trailer, giving you a smoother ride and offsetting the king pin for clearance.

We have an excellent page for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Information and Installation Tips. Also, you may want to watch our installation video on a 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup, which is very similar to the installation on your 2008 model. I have included a link to both pages below, as well as link to our selection of sidewinders.

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