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Old 03-01-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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question for those with hitch rails in their 10+ dodge ram

i just got a 12 2500 dodge. i was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on which installation kit they used when installing their 5th wheel hitch rails. no-drill application would be a PLUS!
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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I have never heard of rails of a hitch that did not have to be bolted to the frame, I do not know how you can do it unless you welded it to the bed. As for the rails it would depend on the model, but like I said I have never seen that app. only bolted, but things change daily, If you find some way please let me know.......Good Luck
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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The type of hitch you decide on will determine which rails, allthough most hitches will fit universal rails. I am not aware of any rails that do not require drilling
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i know they have to be bolted to the frame... but i know there are some turn-over-ball hitches that are fastened to factory holes in the frame. i just helped my dad put one in his power stroke and all the holes needed were already there.....just had to drill the big hole in the floor of the bed

and i have also seen that most rails are universal. i have a reese hitch that was used in my last pickup, and ill be used again in the new dodge. i just need to get the rail system in the bed....
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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The no drill mounts on the newer Rams use U-bolts rather than drill new holes in the frame. They still have to drill thru the bed The folks who installed mine used the no drill mounts with Curt universal rails to mount the B&W Patriot I bought on line
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I was told by the dealer, if you drill into the frame of the newer dodges (box frame) it will void the factory warranty. Mine is 2011.
I went with the B&W turn-over-ball and the companion fifth wheel hitch. Keeps the bed free and clear when not in use. They also offer slider hitches for the turn-over-ball. They are not made by B&W though.
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