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B and W Custom Installation Kit with Base Rails Installation - 2006 Ford F-350

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How to Install the B and W Custom Installation Kit with Base Railson a 2006 Ford F-350


Speaker 1: Today on our 2006, F-350 Super Duty, we're going to be installing the BMW Custom Installation Kit with Base Rails for fifth wheel trailers. Part number BWRVK2400. Speaker 2: And this is what our rails are going to look like when they're installed. This will allow you to hook up any standard fifth wheel and also some goose neck adapters.The rails are going to sit up about one and a quarter inch, so if you take your fifth wheel out, you're going to have pretty much full bed access. And when compared to universal kits, this one's going to be significantly easier to install. It's custom made for your truck so there's no frame drilling required.

It just lines up and we drill out our holes. Now if you do have a bed liner inside, you may have to do some trimming, so your rails will fit flush up against your bed.It's got a great powder coat finish so it's going to be rust and corrosion resistant and look great with any of your other BMW products. It comes with all the hardware you need to get it installed. There's only some minor drilling required into your bed, let's show you how to do that now.You'll begin your installation by setting up your rails and making your measurements. Now we've already set our rails up and we took some measurements however we have a drop in bed liner.

So we can't make our appropriate measurements until we've cut out a place for our rails to sit against our truck bed. So we went ahead and laid out our rails, we marked around the rail, and now we're going to cut out the bed liner so we can get our rails in the appropriate position for the installation.We placed some boards underneath the truck bed liner to separate it from the truck bed so we don't scratch it with our cutting blade. You'll make a measurement from the end of your truck bed. Not your tailgate when it's down, but your truck bed. And you'll take a measurement from there up to your rail.

You'll find that measurement in your instructions.Now we've got out bed liner cut out, we can make the measurement for the positioning for our rail. You want to make your measurement from the edge of the bed, as flat as possible, so we're going to go under the bed liner. We're measuring from the edge of the truck bed to the rail. Once you've measured it the distance from your truck bed to your rail, per the measurement in your instructions, you want to make sure it's centered. So we're going to measure from side to side and make sure it's even.

And we'll make any adjustments as necessary.Now we need to mark our five locations in our rail where we're going to be drilling. So make a mark in the center, on each one. And I like to use a center punch to keep my drill bit straight. So I'll ping each of the holes. And now move our rail out of the way and drill out our holes. You do want to look below to make sure you're not going to drill into anything on your truck such as your gas tank, lines, or anything else.We're drilling this out with a one eighth inch drill bit, as a pilot hole. And now you want to set your frame rail bracket up against the side of your truck bed, underneath, and make sure that your holes line up at the slots. If they don't like up, you may need to readjust your pilot holes. If they do line up, then you can continue on to the next step.Now that you made sure all the holes line up properly, you're going to increase the size from the one eighths that you started with to a nine sixteenths bit. And now you want to repeat that same process on the other holes.We're now going to install the brackets onto our frame rail. We'll take the large bolt, provided in the kit, slide it through the center elongated slot in the bracket. Then we'll place our spacer on the other side. We'll now lift it into place and slide the bolt through the frame rail in the center elongated hole here. We'll now slide on the large flat washer, large lock washer, and thread on the large nut. We're not going to tighten it all the way down at this time, just loosely install it. And then we'll repeat this on the other side.Now we're going to install our u-bolt onto our bracket. That's going to go through the other side, into these holes here. So we'll just come around back, line it up with our holes, and slide it in. Now you may come in contact with your shock here, so you may have to use a hammer to help drive it in. Then take a flat washer, lock washer. These are the smaller flat washers and lock washers. And smaller nut, and thread it on to each end of the u-bolt. Then you'll repeat this process on the other side. On your passenger side, your u-bolt may contact the shock. There's no shock located on your drivers side, however the fuel tank's close so you may need to be careful when installing that one.Now we can position our rail back on top of our truck bed, and slide in the carriage bolts provided in the kit down through the opening where we drilled each hole. There will be five in total. Now do to the corrugation in the truck bed, there are some u shape spacers that are provided in your kit and they would go underneath your rail above your truck bed if your holes had lined up with a dip down below. This will take up the space between your truck bed and your rail. Since all of our holes happen to line up with raised parts of the corrugation, we'll be using these on the underside of our truck bed.Now on the underside, we'll slide on an offset spacer, followed by a flat washer, a lock washer, and then a nut. And you'll do this for the four remaining bolts.Now we've gone ahead and sat our front rail into position. And then put our fifth wheel on top. We're going to use this to make the marking holes that we need so that way we know our fifth wheel's going to fit properly into our rails. Now even though we are using our fifth wheel as a guide, it is a good idea to double check your measurements and make sure everything is square.Now we're going to mark our holes and drill them, just like we did for our rear rail. And now again we'll take our carriage bolts and slide it down through the top of our front rail and do that for all the five holes. We're back again underneath, where we're going to install the hardware onto our front rail bolts. You'll again take your offset spacer, flat washer, lock washer, nut and thread it onto your carriage bolt. Repeat the same thing for your remaining four bolts.Now we can go back and tighten all our hardware. We're going to start with the rails, using a three quarter inch socket. And now we'll tighten down our larger side bracket bolts using a one and an eighth socket wrench. And now tighten down your u-bolts. When you tighten these down you want to make sure you do it evenly. So work them top to bottom so that way it's an even tighten. And now torque all of your hardware to the specifications in your instructions.Now that everything's torqued, we can hook up our fifth wheel and hit the road. Speaker 1: And that completes our installation of the BMW Custom Installation Kit with Base Rails for fifth wheel trailer hitches on our 2006, Ford F-350 Super Duty.


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