Mounting Reese fifth wheel hit in an F-350 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 08-12-2011, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,016
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mounting Reese fifth wheel hit in an F-350's finally time to retire the old '71 F-250 gasser I've been using to haul our 27ft fifth wheel RV. The replacement is a 2000 F-350 PSD 4x4 dually crewcab long box I picked up last weekend.

I'm installing the used Reese 5th wheel hitch that I had in the other Ford. Do you guys see any problems with re-using four of the large torx bolts to bolt the hitch rails to the bed along with another four bolts tied into the frame? The torx bolts go down through a sleeve and into a nutplate on the frame, but are they up to the task of hauling around a 8800lbs GVW trailer?

Keep in mind, I'll be using a total of 8 bolts and not relying just on the four torx bolts.

Test fit:

The truck and trailer are not on level ground, but I think it'll be perfect. If anything, I may need to raise the 5er hitch up one set of bolt holes (out of 4).

Last edited by ttyR2; 08-12-2011 at 07:59 PM.
ttyR2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 08-12-2011, 10:00 PM
Serving Our Country!
JSchuricht's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manor, TX
Posts: 2,977
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
If you have to ask if a bolt is strong enough, replace it with something that you won't have any doubts about. Bolts are cheep, don't put everything at risk for a few bucks.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JSchuricht is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome