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Reese Fifth Wheel for the 2012 Silverado by Chevrolet

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Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - 2012 Silverado by Chevrolet

Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Non-binding, round-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Rails and installation kit sold separately.


  • 2-Jaw locking system provides more jaw-to-king-pin contact than slide-bar models
    • Less rattle
    • Greater security
  • Round-tube slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
    • Inhibits binding and provides smooth operation
  • 4-Way pivoting head eases hookup on unlevel ground
  • 3" Height adjustment
  • Wide stance offers excellent stability
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Locking handle has cushioned grip
  • Above-bed rails and mounting kit sold separately
    • Fits Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch and Reese base rails
    • Cut installation time in half by using a Chevrolet Silverado-specific bracket kit instead of the universal kit


  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 15" - 18"
  • Travel: 11" front to back
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6'. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside bed. A minimum 13" extended trailer pin box is recommended. If using a slider, hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting.

Reese Double Jaw

Secure, 2-Piece Jaw

Unlike the more economical slide-bar models, the rounded, 2-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.

Round-Tube Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' beds, this roller helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a roller to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


30075 Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round-Tube Slider - 16,000 lbs

Video of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP30075 Review

Today were going to review part number rp30075. This is the Reese Fifth Wheel Dual-Jaw Trailer Hitch with the round tube sliders and has a 16,000-pound weight capacity. This fifth wheel trailer hitch has the two-jaw locking system, which will provide more jaw-to-king-pin contact than the economical slide-bar models. Basically Im just going to show you the dual jaws here. If I pull open the hitch you can see the two jaws, one on each side, and when its closed it would wrap around the king pin and it will give less rattle and greater security. This hitch also uses a four-way pivoting head, which you can see goes side-to-side and also front-to-back.

Thatll help ease hookup on unlevel ground. Also on this hitch, Im going to rotate it here to show you, there are four sets of holes here on the crossmember so you can do a height adjustment to get it at the right height above your truck bed. Theres a range of three inches. If you put the bolts in the top set of holes that would be a 15-inch hitch height above the truck bed. If you bolt it into the bottom set of holes that would give you 18-inch maximum, so anywhere from 15-inch to 18-inch hitch height adjustment.

Now this hitch and these legs do have a black powder coat finish which will help resist corrosion. Also comes with the locking handle which has the cushioned grip. Now for demonstration purposes, I already have the sliders mounted on the base rails in this demonstration, but the actual above-bed rails and the install kit is sold separately. You would have to get the correct kit for your vehicle. Now we do recommend the custom mounting kit because that would use the existing holes in your frames so it will minimize the drilling and it would cut the installation time in half when compared to a universal kit.

This hitch will also fit the Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch, and Reese base rails. This hitch has a gross towing weight capacity of 16,000 pounds, has a vertical load limit of 4,000 pounds. I mentioned the hitch height adjustment of 15-to-18 inches. The travel on this round-tube slider is 11 inches from front to back and it does come with a five-year limited warrantee. I do want to show the features here on the handle.

Theres a handle latch right here that you would put in the open position, and with that open that will allow you the pull the handle out, and theres a notch here that the handle would lock onto. With that open, both dual jaws are open, ready for the king pin to come in. Once the king pin comes in, if you release it the jaws will wrap around the king pin. Once its fully installed you just take this handle latch, push it down over the handle, and that would lock it into place so nobody can operate the handle and open the jaws around the king pin. Another nice feature is if you look on this latch here, there is a hole right here and there is a hole down here on the bracket, so when you close this handle latch the holes will line up. You can put a pin and lock or a pin and clip through there, or you can put a padlock through there for additional security. Padlock would be sold separately. Now also I want to show you the handle for the round-tube slider legs. Basically with the handle in the straight upright position, that would be the unlock position, that will allow the legs on the round-tube slider to move front and back 11 inches. Now once you are pulling to a camping site and youre wanting to maneuver your fifth wheel around into position, you might have to do some sharp turns where the trailer would get close to the cab of the truck. What you want to do is right here, if you pull it this way it will say maneuvering position. Thats the lock position from maneuvering. What that will do is slide on the round-tube sliders until it gets as far as it can towards your tailgate or towards the fifth wheel, and then it would lock into place. That would give you that extra clearance between your truck cab and your fifth wheel trailer. Then you can do your maneuvering. Now once youre done camping and youre ready to get on the road, to tow your trailer what you want to do is you can push it into the towing position, which is the lock position. Then the slider legs will slide on the round-tube sliders all the way this way towards the cab and then lock into place. With that, the fifth wheel is moved closer to the truck cab for just your towing purposes where you wont be doing any sharp turns. One last feature I want to show you on the back of this fifth wheel is there is a large pivot bolt. The fifth wheel hitch head is on this pivot beam. This bolt slides through and holds it all into position. If you did want to take the hitch head off, you can just pop out this pin and clip, and that bolt would slide out, and then that whole top would come off so its a very quick installation or removal, either way. Again, this does come with a five-year limited warrantee. That should do it for review on part number rp30075.

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Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - RP30075

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  • What 5th Wheel Hitch and Install Kit fits a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with a 6 foot 6 inch Bed
  • With a 6 foot 6 inch bed, you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch. The Slider Hitch you were looking at, part # RP30075, would be a great choice. It provides 12 inches of fore and aft travel and the round tube sliders slide a bit easier and perform better in cold weather than do the square tubes. The bracket and rail kit for a 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500 with a 6 foot 6 inch bed is part # RP50064-58. This kit includes the frame brackets, bed rails and all the hardware needed to install. I hav
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  • Using Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2010 F-150 with 6-1/2 Food Bed
  • We recommend using a fifth wheel hitch with a slider on any truck bed that measures between 6-1/2 and 8 feet in length. Failure to do so can result in the front of the trailer loft striking the rear of the truck cab during sharp turns and causing damage. If the fifth wheel is equipped with a Sidewinder extended pin box, a standard non-sliding hitch may be used. A Sidewinder will relocate the pivot point from the hitch-king pin connection 22 inches rearward to the point where the pin box attaches
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  • Under Bed Mount 5th Wheel Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty with 6 3/4 Foot Bed
  • We have 2 under bed systems that I would recommend for your 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4 door with 6-3/4 foot bed. The first is the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider and Wiring Harness - 18,000 lbs, item # RP30144, along with the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, item # RP30073. This kit will install under the bed of the truck and only 4 pucks are in the bed when the hitch is not installed. We have an instal
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2011 Ford Super Duty
  • With a short bed on your 2011 Ford Super Duty, you will need a slider hitch. There are no 18k sliders available, but there are numerous 16k hitches. I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider, # RP30075, that you have referenced. The round tube offers 12 inches of travel which will provide more clearance when making 90 degree turns. The hitch also features a double locking jaw which provides more hitch to king pin contact that single or slide bar connections. The 4-
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  • Will Slider Hitch Or Sidewinder Work On A 2011 Ford F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed Towing A Cyclone 300C
  • I would recommend using a fifth wheel hitch with a slider on your 2011 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4 foot bed. Failure to do so can result in the front of the trailer loft on your Cyclone 300C fifth wheel striking the rear of the truck cab during sharp turns and causing damage. The hitch you are looking at, the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider, part # RP30075, is a great choice. I really like the round tube slider, as sometimes the square tube model sliders can bind, making
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  • Measurements For Installing 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit # RP30035, 2009 Ford F-150
  • From the rear edge of the bed on a 2009 Ford F-150 to the back of the rear rail the distance will be 29-5/16 inches. The center of the hitch pin jaws will be 1-1/2 inches forward of the center of the rear axle when using 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # RP30035. The nearest video we have with this installation kit and a Ford truck is for a 2002 Ford F-250. I have provided a link to the video and a link to the installation instructions for the installation kit for reference.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • For the 2011 Ford F-150, all of the 5th wheel trailer hitch options currently available use above the bed rails. While these rails will raise up from the bed surface 1.15 inches. With a trailer weight 12,000 pounds and a pin weight of 1,500 pounds, you can use a 15k or 16k hitch. I also recommend going with a custom installation kit because they install much easier and in less time than universal kits. For your truck, I recommend the Curt Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, 16k, # 16516, and cus
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendations for a 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Yes, you can use the Reese 16k slier, # RP30075, on your 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty. In addition to the hitch, you will need an installation kit. I recommend a custom installation kit because they take about half the time to install versus a universal kit. For your truck, you would need # RP50082-58. This hitch and slider offers 12 inches of travel for added clearance when making 90 degree turns. There are many hitch options for your truck but if your trailer weighs under 16,000 pounds and ha
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty Short Bed
  • There is a formula you can use to determine which would give you the clearance you need to safely make 90 degree turns. First, you will need to take some measurements. Since you are looking for an underbed mounting kit, you will need the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, # RP30126. According to the installation instructions, the king pin will be centered in the bed at 46.41 inches from the rear edge of the bed (that should be just about centered over the rear axle).. Measure from tha
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50064-58 Recommendation for a 2007 Chevy Silverado
  • To install this Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider # RP30075 into your New Body Style 2007 Chevy Silverado you will first need a rail kit to install to the frame of your truck. I would recommend you get a Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50064-58. This is a custom installation kit that will install in half the time as a universal kit would and would minimize drilling. I attached installation instructions as well as an installation video of this product being installed
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  • Will a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in Valley 5th Wheel Rails in a 2005 Ford F-250
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider, # RP30075, will fit in Valley 5th wheel rails. If you want to double check to make sure compare the Valley rails you have in your 2005 Ford F-250 with the following measurements. There should be 3 sets of rectangular mounting tabs on top of each rail. From side to side, the closest set is 10 inches apart on center. The center set is 20-5/8 inches apart on center. And the set at the ends of each rail are 29 inches apart on center. Fr
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel and Husky Slider Hitch
  • For your 2011 Ford F-250, you will need the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50073-58. This is a custom kit, so you will not have to do drilling into the frame. It is designed to work on trucks with the DEF tank. The rails will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky trailer hitches with the exceptions of the Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches which will not fit. I have included a link to a video showing a typical
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  • Suspension Enhancement for a 2009 Ford F-150 with a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installed
  • Actually, there are currently no Firestone Air-Ride products for a 2009 Ford F-150. We do have other options that will not interfere with the 5th wheel trailer hitch. You can use SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit, # SSA8MTKT. Another option is to use a Timbren system, # TFR1502D, for a 2 wheel drive, or # TFR1504D, for 4 wheel drive. These springs install on the inboard side of the frame rails so they will not interfere with the hitch. Either the SuperSprings
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  • Will Any Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit in Reese Mounting Rails on a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • The Reese fifth wheel installation kits that are available for your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD are the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP30035, which is a universal kit and the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50064-58, which is a custom install kit. Both installation kits will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky fifth wheel hitches. They will not work with any of the fifth wheel hitches that are designed to be use
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  • Differences Between Round Tube and Square Tube Fifth Wheel Slider Hitches
  • The round tube slider will provide 12 inches of front to back travel, compared to 10 inches on a square tube slider. That could provide an extra 2 inches of turning clearance. A round tube slider will eliminate binding, which seems to allow better movement of the hitch on the slider, as compared to the square tube slider. Usually any truck that has a bed less than 8 feet long is considered a short bed truck. It is recommended for short bed trucks to use a slider fifth wheel hitch. I am
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • For a 16K 5th wheel hitch for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed, my top choice is the same hitch you referenced, # RP30075. This hitch uses the round tube slider which offers 12 inches of travel, the most of any slider, for more clearance between truck and trailer. This hitch has been described by my contact at Reese as their workhorse. It has been around for a while and is a very popular hitch. It has a 4 -Way pivoting head and dual jaw design for a secure connection. For an instal
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  • Which Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch is Best for a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado?
  • The options available for your Silverado can best be determined by using the attached link to our Fifth Wheel product page for the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. Round slider rails are often preferred over square for having longer travel and potentially less chance for binding. Using the drop-down menu at the top of the page you can select the series (1500, 2500 or 3500) and bed length for your truck. Next you can use the filters at the left hand side of the page (in blue) to choose the appropriat
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  • Compatibility of the Reese Revolution Sidewinder and the BandW RVK 3300 Hitch
  • I verified with BandW that the RVK 3300 fifth wheel hitch is compatible with the fifth wheel prep package on your 2011 Ford truck and it is also compatible with the Reese Revolution sidewinder. If you are purchasing the trailer used, then you will want to make sure you are using the standard universal wedge, # 201100. The universal wedge is the wedge that comes standard with the Revolution pin box, but some people buy custom wedges for their particular brand fifth wheel hitch. You could have
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  • Can a Revolution Pin Box be Used Instead of a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2013 GMC Sierra
  • A Revolution or Sidewinder (they are the same. Revolution is the name given to it when it comes OEM on a trailer) can be used in place of a slider hitch even when a Sidewinder is not required. It will provide plenty of clearance and you will not have to get in and out of the truck to slide the hitch back. If the trailer you have can accept a Sidewinder then it is definitely a viable option. The Sidewinder fits on the trailer so a hitch will be needed either way. With a Sidewinder, you will ne
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  • How to Match Height of Lifted 2002 Short Bed Truck with 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Trucks with a body lift inherently pose a challenge for towing. In some cases a body lift will reduce towing capacity of the vehicle (you can check with the manufacturer of your lift kit to see if this is the case). We do not offer any sort of adapter/kit to raise the height of the 5th wheel hitch in your truck bed. If you have already raised the hitch head to its highest position and it still does not allow your trailer to clear the bed rails, your options are limited to 1) adjusting your pi
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