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Old 02-20-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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hitch rail spacer block installation

I am preparing to install the mount rails for my Reese hitch. I measured and centered the rails in the bed of the truck and when centered the attach holes are not on the high point of the bed floor rib or the valley, they are on the slope. The instructions show the installation of the U-block spacers under the rails, but they won't be actually under the head of the carriage bolt they will be off to one side of the bolt head since they must sit in the valley section. Is this the way it is for others of you out there?
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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I think I had one like that too. Wasn't a big deal.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:00 PM   #3
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I think I had one like that too. Wasn't a big deal.
Thanks for the reply. Didn't know if there were specific rails for different truck types the would prevent this situation.
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They do make truck specific mounts, usually for no drill install. If your using the universal kit often you can change bolt holes to make it fit better. I believe the instructions for my hitch even says that. What kind of truck?
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i had to put a few in sideways to fit, but it was not a problem
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:21 PM   #6
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They do make truck specific mounts, usually for no drill install. If your using the universal kit often you can change bolt holes to make it fit better. I believe the instructions for my hitch even says that. What kind of truck?
I am installing in a 2006 F-250 super duty. I did buy the custom frame plates rather than going with the universal L brackets. The brackets and rails came with the hitch when I bought it used off of Craigs list. I really liked the fact that I did not have to drill the frame and it will be faster to install this weekend when I get back from a business trip.
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