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Old 04-25-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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Folks,

Does anyone have a 2014 Dodge 3500 without factory prep for 5th Wheel that has had hitch rails or the hitch itself installed in...???

The DW has spent 4 hours at the local RV shop having a set of Reese Rails installed that dealer said would work; only to find out that they did not work... Dealer has now told the wife they need to order the right parts and they don't know if what we need is even made yet due to the frame changes made to the 2014 Ram 3500s.

Right now I am just hoping that someone can tell me what brand system you have had installed which have already been engineered and built to support the new Dodge 3500 frame. I know I had heard that this might be a problem but the dealer assured the wife they had what we needed.

Wife stated that she has not paid them anything yet but they have drilled the holes in the bed of the truck...

I was planning on going camping with this new rig in 7 days...

Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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have you checked the Dodge dealer? If they offer it factory should be able to buy the parts.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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B&W Turnoverball and Companion hitch will fit your truck. A little expensive, but you end up with a flat/no rails bed at the end of the day.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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Anyone else???

Folks,

Thanks for the responses so far... Still would like and am hoping for more feedback...

Truck update... Wife just stopped by with the truck... The bed of truck has 4 lovely new holes in it... Two of them look like 1 inch holes and the other two look like 1/2 inch holes...

Wife told me that dealer told her that they would make this right... Well, like I have told many people in the past that after having retired from the army after 28 years I can't always identify what right looks like but I have seen FUBAR alot... I think my bed is FUBAR...

I guess we will wait and see what dealer comes back to us with...

We are investigating other options now after this drill happy incident...

Happy Travels,

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:52 PM   #5
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B&W companion 3600! Type that in on u-tube.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:54 PM   #6
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Can you post a picture? Not quite sure what you are saying by only 4 holes and so small of holes...

My fathers 2013 dually has 5 holes. 4 in a square pattern and the 5th is for a gooseneck ball in the middle...
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:59 PM   #7
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Here is what his bed looks like with out the hitch installed...


he obviously had a bedliner sprayed in between pictures here!
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:16 PM   #8
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Photo of Two (2) Holes

Update,

I have attached a photo which shows those two holes on the driver's side of the bed. There are two symetrical holes on the passenger side.

These holes were put in the bed when the dealer attempted to mount the rails for my fifth wheel hitch. I am attemtping (or was attempting) to be able to use the hitch from my 2500HD in the NTM 3500 Dodge.

Again this truck was purchased used and WITHOUT the PREP KIT OPTION from the factory. The wife called the dodge dealership and they quoted her $2000 for the parts which make up the $900 factory option.

Appreciate all feedback and suggestions.

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Old 04-25-2014, 02:22 PM   #9
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It appears to me you just need the hitch rails installed above the bed and the mounts below?

etrailer.com - Above the Bed 2014 3500 Ram Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Products 5th wheel rails

Here is a link to 3 setups from Etrailer that should work with your truck.

If you are using a hitch that fits industry standard rails any of these kits should work...
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:32 PM   #10
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Oh how easy this appears...

etrailer.com is where I got my initial information with part numbers and confirmed with the dealer... and what lead me to believe this was going to be an easy fix...

We were told that was the kit ordered...

Whether or not that is what they attempted to install I don't know...

Now it appears there is something that really is not / or was not available...

Again, thanks for brainstorming with me...

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