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Can Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs be Used With Reese Custom Install 5th Wheel Bracket

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will this Kit work with my the custom 5th wheel bracket I purchased from you ....Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches ..your code RP50082

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The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550 in conjunction with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Brackets # RP50082 should be able to be installed without interference.

The mounting brackets for the Firestone Ride-Rite # F2550 attach to inboard side of your 2003 Ford truck frame. The Reese Custom Brackets # RP50082 mount to the outboard of your 2003 Ford truck frame.

The Reese Custom Bracket has a square hole in the center of the bracket and this should line up on to the hole on your frame. This is noted on the Reese # 50082 installation instructions as fastener #9, which is a 5/8 inch bolt. You will be using this same hole to mount the Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs brackets. To mount the Firestone Ride-Rite helper springs you will have to remove this bolt from the Reese bracket.

I have included some photos showing this location.

The Firestone mounting hardware that is included should be long enough to pass through your truck frame as well as through the Reese mounting bracket. However, you may need to enlarge the square hole in the Reese mounting bracket to accommodate the 3/4 inch bolt for the Firestone Ride-Rite mounting bracket.

Please note that the Firestone Ride-Rite springs will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. Please make sure that you do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.

I have also included a video showing the installation of the Reese Custom Brackets on a vehicle similar to yours for your reference.

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Rachael H

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