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Reese Fifth Wheel for the 2012 Silverado by Chevrolet

Reese Fifth Wheel

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Code:   RP30075

Retail:$1,669.16

Price:$1,058.95


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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.

Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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.

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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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Reese Fifth Wheel RP30075 Review

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.




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

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.


- RP30075

ratingratingratingratingrating by: mike R.07/09/2012


excellent service & fith wheel thanks so much . 47308






- RP30083

ratingratingratingratingrating by: AZDrawdy02/18/2011

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider


This hitch was delivered within 3 days, even using the free ship option. Awesome! I had the rails already bolted in my F350, so the slider and head installation went smoothly with the enclosed instructions. Stout head, and I love the round sliders. Can't wait to hitch up my 12k lbs and drag her up and down the roads around here! 7448



- RP30083

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill R.11/06/2012

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider


This product is extremely well built and fits the truck perfectly. The custom mounts require no drilling and are very stout. I pulled my 16K lb. toyhauler 300 miles this weekend and the hitch worked flawless. I highly recommend this product and etrailer delivered the hitch within 4 days. 58908



- RP30083

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry T.02/25/2011

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider


Hitch arrived in less than time estimated. It was not too difficult to assemble, has good instructions. It is somewhat heavier than the one replaced but old one was only 15,000 lbs. Works as advertised and is much easier to slide than old one even when new. good product. 7913



- RP30083

ratingratingratingratingrating by: JP06/08/2012

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider


Great heavy duty hitch, instrutions very good. Had hitch put together in 30 minutes. This was my 3rd order from etariler and just as always great service and fast shipping. 43309



- RP30083

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Curtiss L.11/08/2014

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider


Easy to install, excellent instructions. Connects well, very happy with this hitch. 159963



- RP30083

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Birt W.07/14/2014

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider


Great hitch works like a champ. Great service from etrailer. 141290



- RP30083

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff H11/17/2014

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider


Nice hitch, went togeather fairly easy. Etrailer was very fast on shipping. Only towed about 30 miles with no problems. On the down side when I removed the hitch for winter only the head removes from the hitch assembly. The sliders and the cross members (one piece unless you unbolt them) are very heavy to remove from the truck bed. 161241

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