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Old 12-27-2007, 12:42 PM
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Reese 14K 5th wheel hitch

I just bought an 06 2500 QC 4wd and I need to install my Reese 5th wheel hitch. I know you're not suppose to weld on the frame (don't want to) or drill big holes, etc. What is the best option for me to install my hitch?

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I installed the Reese under the bed 18k fifth wheel hitch. I drilled the holes as the directions said. It took awhile but I think it was the better choice & that was the way the dealer said to install it (no welding).
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I run a Husky 16k. No drill or weld install.
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Originally Posted by haulin-rv View Post
I run a Husky 16k. No drill or weld install.
Do you have the brackets that clamp to the frame? I found the Reese 50040 which is a clamp style mounting kit with no holes to drill in the frame. Anyone have any input on this way of mounting the hitch?
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I had the no drill, clamp style on my 03 and it worked well. It was easier to install than drilling the frame.
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I found Reese PN 50040 no drill install kit for the Reese 5th wheel hitch on their website. It says it fits "2003-2008 Dodge Pickup, Ram, Full Size 2500 Heavy Duty, Except Mega Cab & Models with Overload Springs"

How do I know if I have overload springs? It's an 06 2500 4x4 QC.
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there is a second set of springs on top of the main set, they dont hit till there is enough weight on the truck to lower it so they will touch there stops. If you have a 2500 then you probablly wont have them, as I believe its the only difference from the 3500.
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You actually can weld on the frame. Dodge sent out a TSB in regards to welding and drilling holes in the frame.

With all the no drill/no weld options you really don't need to though.
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