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Need a measurement please!! Reese 30035 in a short bed 2012

Just like the title says if you run that rail setup I'm wondering what you measurement is from the rear edge of the bed to the front of the front rail! With my slip tank I have 62" to work with. By my estimates it's just enough!!!

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I can get you a measurement after work if nobody else does. Also if your towing any real weight check out the frame rail brackets from reese, link below. Way stronger than the little universal "L" brackets that come in the rail kit you posted. These are vehicle specific and line up with holes already in the frame. I've ran them with some insane pin weights and they are great peace of mind.

Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for 2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Reese RP50073-58
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Great looking truck....

You want to have the center of the fifth wheel pin one inch behind the center of the rear axle....... call your local RV dealer do double check....
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I can get you a measurement after work if nobody else does. Also if your towing any real weight check out the frame rail brackets from reese, link below. Way stronger than the little universal "L" brackets that come in the rail kit you posted. These are vehicle specific and line up with holes already in the frame. I've ran them with some insane pin weights and they are great peace of mind.

Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for 2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Reese RP50073-58

Thanks man. Kit came in yesterday and it clear my slip tank by about and inch which is perfect. I was initially looking at all the kits with the side plate but they all would require me to remove air bag bracket bolt and put a longer one on plus fab a spacer. I figured if this one is rated for 25000 gvw it should be good for 15k+ behind the truck and no messing around with my air bags!


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That frame rail kit is exactly what I have, my hitch is a slider but I hardly ever have to slide it back
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Great looking truck....

You want to have the center of the fifth wheel pin one inch behind the center of the rear axle....... call your local RV dealer do double check....
Not necessarily.

OP, hope you installed it where the Reese install instructions say to.
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Thanks guys. Haven't installed it yet but it will go on as per the manufacturers instructions for sure!


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I agree Jes, its not always the case but in a short box with a tool box it would work....

that kit is the best way to go
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Book calls for 32 1/2" to back of back rail, by the time I was done it was at 32 5/8 just clears the tank by and inch. Perfect... now to drill holes in the frame.
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Sounds good Ryan, the new hitch will be great
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