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Posted: 01/10/19 05:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone know of a custom (ie, not universal kit) hitch rail mounting kit for a 2019 F150.

Anyone mounted rails using a universal kit, and how'd it go.

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Try tweety’s or e trailer


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Yep, tons and tons on etrailer.com.


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I got custom rails for my truck in etrailer and they work great and were relatively easy to install. You will need a big torque wrench to get everything tightened down to spec. There was an installation video on etrailer that helped a lot.


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Yes, custom mounting brackets are the way to go, and E-trailer, a likely good source. With the right custom brackets, drilling through the frame, is normally not necessary. Custom brackets should align with holes already in the frame.

I have done two installs, using universal brackets, that did require frame drilling. This is not a fun process, and requires high quality bits, in a HD drill.

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I installed custom rails that I purchased through etrailer on my 2016 F150. There are inboard and outboard versions. Inboard or outboard of the frame. The outboards should be easier to install, access isn't restricted to the bolts. I choose the inboard version in case I decided to add airbags at a later date. The inboards aren't technically difficult to install, however several of the bolts on each frame rail are difficult to reach. They are located above the frame rail. You cannot use a socket set and must use wrenches. Speed wrenches would expediate the process, if you have them in the proper size. You will also need an open end wrench to attach to your torque wrench. Otherwise its a straight forward install.

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