Installing Bed Rails
I recently changed my truck to a GMC 3500HD. I kept the hitch from my old truck, but not the rails. Hitch is Reese 16K which uses standard type rails available from Reese or Curt. I have looked at videos and instructions as to mounting the vehicle specific brackets under the truck bed. I don't want "universal" brackets as that means drilling holes in frame. I realize that I will have to drill the through the box, but generally the installation does not look to be rocket science. I think I have all the tools needed.
My questions are:
Has anyone done this themselves, and how difficult was it?
GM uses a box type frame, so you have to feed the bolts through holes with a wire leader. That looks like it could be tricky. Especially if you drop the bolt. How difficult is it to feed the bolts through the holes?
Is there a difference in quality between Reese & Curt?
Any other suggestions or cautions?
Gary & Sally
Denali RLX626 Fifth Wheel