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Old 02-05-2014, 06:35 AM   #11
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I put a Reese 20K in my truck. Everything above is true, but I would add taking care when you are torqueing everything down. Reese has you torque the bed bolts and then the frame bolts. I would check torques after the first tow and then as part of your yearly checks thereafter.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:52 AM   #12
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I would not bother with a slider in a 8' bed truck. It is not needed.

Otherwise, installing the bed rails takes patience, proper drilling speed and 2-3 new drill bits of each step size to drill the holes.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:13 AM   #13
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If a new hitch, have camping world install it for $39. Not worth doing it yourself for that price
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:59 AM   #14
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I would not bother with a slider in a 8' bed truck. It is not needed. Otherwise, installing the bed rails takes patience, proper drilling speed and 2-3 new drill bits of each step size to drill the holes.
I wasn't planning on buying a slider but I got the hitch from somebody I know. He bought it and then decided to go with a bumper pull. He sold it to me for $400 so I couldn't pass on it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:12 AM   #15
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If a new hitch, have camping world install it for $39. Not worth doing it yourself for that price
X2 Camping World has a $39 install deal going.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:22 AM   #16
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I second the purchase of the Curt or Reese custom mounting brackets. The mount with out drilling any holes into the frame of the truck. This in of itself was almost worth the money. One the brackets are mounted you can drill upward into the bed of the truck to use in alignment of the in bed rails for your hitch.

As mentioned earlier re torque the bolts after a while to assure that nothing has worked loose due to either vibrations of the truck or spray in bed liner softness settlement.

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Old 02-05-2014, 09:24 AM   #17
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I would resell the slider as you can get a lot more and get a static hitch.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:30 PM   #18
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If a new hitch, have camping world install it for $39. Not worth doing it yourself for that price
Thanks for the tip, I actually have the hitch but needs to go in new truck and they are going to install for the $39. I am buying their universal rail kit for the new truck.

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They will install the rails for 39 bucks when you buy the rails from them.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:25 AM   #20
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Thanks for the tip, I actually have the hitch but needs to go in new truck and they are going to install for the $39. I am buying their universal rail kit for the new truck.

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Although the rails are "universal", make sure the install kit is "custom". Usually doesn't require any drilling into the frame, whereas the "universal" install kit does.
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