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

Reese Fifth Wheel

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Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30051

Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Square-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
  • Square-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
  • 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 vehicle-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: 10" front to back
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: If using a slider, hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting.

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.

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.

Kwik-Slide Square-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.


30051 Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Kwik-Slide Tube Slider - 16,000 lbs

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

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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP30051 Review

Today were going to review part number rp30051. This is the Reese Fifth Wheel Dual-Jaw Trailer Hitch with the square-tube sliders. This has a 16,000 pound weight capacity. This fifth wheel trailer hitch will have the two-jaw locking system which provides more jaw-to-king-pin contact than the economical slide-bar models. Just want to open that up to show you the dual jaws. Open this handle latch, pull out the handle, and as you can see the dual jaws right there will open and close, and when theyre closed they do wrap around the king pin and provide more jaw-to-king-pin contact so it will give you less rattle greater security.

It also has the four-way pivoting head, goes side-to-side and also goes front-to-back. This will ease hookup on unlevel ground. Now it also comes with a height adjustment, which if I rotate this and show you on the side, on the crossmember there are four sets of holes. So when you install the crossmember onto the square-tube sliders, if you put it in the very top holes that would be the lowest hitch height. That would be 15 inches and that would be the distance above your truck bed.

If you put that bolt in the very lowest position, that would be 18 inches, so your range for hitch height adjustment would be anywhere from 15 to 18 inches above your truck bed, so it gives you a 3-inch height adjustment. The sliders and the hitch have a black powder coat finish which will help resist corrosion. This locking handle does have a nice cushioned grip on it. Now for demonstration purposes, I do already have this installed into rails, but the above-bed rails and the installation kit will be sold separately. We do recommend the quick installer, the custom-fit installation kit for your vehicle because using that will cut the installation time in half compared to the universal kit.

This hitch will fit the Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch, and Reese base rails. Now the gross towing weight capacity on this is 16,000 pounds. The vertical load limit is 4,000 pounds. I did mention the hitch height adjustment is 15 to 18 inches. Now on the square-tube slider, the travel is 10 inches front-to-back, and I just want to show you a few features on this.

I had mentioned the handle for the head. Basically there is a handle latch right here that once you have the jaws closed around the king pin, if you push this hatch down that will prevent the handle from being operated, which will keep the jaws around the king pin. There is a hole right here in the latch and then theres a hole right here on the head, so when you push it down the holes will line up. You can put a pin and clip through there or you can actually put a padlock through there, which is sold separately for additional security. Now on the slider, basically it shows you on the side, right now I have the handle in the straight up position, which is the unlocked position. That will allow these sliders to slide on the square tubes front and back 10 inches maximum. So basically what you would do is if youre in a position if you pull into a campground and you need to maneuver the fifth wheel around, you would just put it to this side where it says locked maneuvering position. Then basically you would push this all the way that way and it would lock into position 10 inches more extended out, so that will give you maneuverability on tight turns so the trailer will not hit the cab on your truck bed. Then once youre done camping and youre ready to get on the road and tow, if you just move that hitch into the locked towing position, and then you would slide this all the way this way, and then it would click in and lock and not move. In the towing position it would pull the fifth wheel trailer closer to your truck cab, but since youre not going to be doing any tight turns or maneuvering, it doesnt matter, youre just going to be towing on the highway with it. So those would be the positions you would use the slider in. Then I just want to show you on the very back here, if youll notice the head is on a big, large pivot beam and it is held in by this big, large pivot bolt and a pin and clip that locks into place. So actually if you just push out this large bolt, the whole head and pivot beam would life out of the crossmember, so its very easy installation, easy to remove or install. Just slide that back in. Again, this comes with a five-year limited warrantee. That should do it for the review on part number rp30051.Square-tube slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speedso Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns* Wide stance offers excellent stabilityo Fits Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch and Reese base rails.

Customer Reviews

Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - RP30051

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred Y.04/19/2012

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I finally got the hitch installed. Everything went great, thanks again for the great service. 37704

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary Peterson07/01/2011

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Greetings, Yes I did recieve the shippment and the time from order to delivery was EXCELLENT. I am going to hold a review of product and install till next week, when my son and I put it in. So far your help and all things concerned with this purchase could not have been "BETTER". Respectfully , Gary Peterson PS--Till next week18367

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott01/17/2013

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Exactly what I needed to tow our new fifth wheel. Already had rails, so install was a breeze. Price beat RV dealership by $240. Etrailer shipping is the best of any online company I have ever used. Product ordered on Sunday, delivered on Wednesday with free shipping. 63408

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cynthia L.02/24/2011

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This is one of the BEST online purchase experience to date. The items shipped fast, is tightly packaged, and email notification during shipping was accurate and timely. I will surely use etrailer for all my RV needs in the future! Thank you! cl 7769

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rhett S03/03/2011

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Excellent customer service, far exceeds expectations every time!8394

Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel
Expert Answers about Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - RP30051                                           Do you have a question about this Fifth Wheel?

  • What Kind of 5th Wheel Hitch Will Fit a 2005 Chevy Silverado with a 5 Foot, 9 Inch Bed
  • For your 2005 Chevy Silverado with a 5 foot, 9 inch bed, you will most likely need a sidewinder. This means you will have to do a little measuring. It is a simple formula, but your measurements have to be accurate. (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from center of fifth wheel hitch jaw to truck cab (in this case only, this should be 1-1/2 inches closer to the cab than the center of the axle) B = Length of Sidewinder arm (16K = 22 inches, 19K = 22 inches, 19.5K = 22 inches) C = Width of
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  • Can a Reese RP30051 Hitch and Install Kit from a Ford F-250 Be Used on a 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
  • If you purchased a universal Reese fifth wheel install kit like part # RP30035, you can use all the parts you currently have. If you had purchased a custom fit kit for the F-250, you will be able to use the hitch and the rails, but you will need a different set of frame brackets. For a 2004 Chevy Silverado you would use bracket part # RP50064. These brackets are custom fit for your specific truck so the install time is cut nearly in half. If you have the short bed model, you will not have to
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  • Installing a Reese RP30051 On a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Diesel
  • Reese part # 30051 is a 16,000 pound capacity slider hitch. The slider unit allows 10 inches travel to allow more turn clearance. Fifth wheel hitches are not particularly difficult to install for someone with average mechanical tools and ability. Thanks to custom fit install kits, fifth wheel installation is even easier now than in years passed. If you write back with the model year of your truck, I can help you find a custom fit install kit. These kits include the brackets that attach to th
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  • Where to Install Universal Hitch Kit Rails on 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed for Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • On the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed to use the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider by Reese, # RP30051 you would need to use the Draw-Tite Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails, # RP30035. The measurement for the short bed would be 28-7/16 inches from the rear edge of truck bed to rear edge of rear base rail. I am sending you a link to the installation instructions for your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. It will be on page 14 of the instructions.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Accessories for 2009 Dodge Ram Short Bed
  • The Reese 16K, part # RP30051 would be a good choice. The Reese model has the benefit of a head that pivots side to side as well as fore and aft. This can help make hitching and unhitching easier on terrain that is not perfectly level. These hitch recommendations assume that your truck has the 6 foot bed. For your Ram 1500, you would also need the Custom Installation Kit, part # RP50083-58. The brackets on this install kit are specifically designed for your Dodge Ram 1500 and utilize existin
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  • Is a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Needed if the Trailer has an Extended Pin Box 2005 Ford F-150
  • You can take some measurements to be certain before you commit to a 5th wheel trailer hitch. Start by measuring from the center of the 5th wheel hitch jaw to the truck cab. On your truck this will be 1-1/2 inches forward of the center of the rear axle. Next, add the length of travel of the slider (or use zero to make the calculation for a stationary hitch). The square tube sliders travel 10 inches, round tubes travel 12 inches. Next, measure the width of your trailer and divide it by 2. Subt
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  • Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Fits a 1997 Chevy C/K 3500 Dually
  • The 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30051, itself is not vehicle specific, so it will fit your 1997 Chevy Silverado (C/K) 3500 Dually. You will just need the correct installation kit. For your truck, you can use Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30035. Instructions for your truck start on page 5 of the installation details linked below.
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  • Why is My Slider Stuck on my Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider - 16,000 lbs?
  • I talked to my contact at Reese and he said that most likely the problem is the direction the pull pins on your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider - 16,000 lbs, part # RP30051, are installed. He said to check and make sure that the clip on the pull pins are on the outside of the rails, and that if they are installed with the clips on the inside of the rails, that will cause the slider to stop operating. He also said to check the rails for any debris that might be obstructin
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  • Can the Reese Fifth Wheel with Slider, part # RP30051, Fit a 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • Yes, you will be able to mount a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider - 16,000 lbs, part # RP30051, in a 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty. You will need a Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for the 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty, part # RP50082-58, for all the necessary hardware to make the switch. You could also use a universal rail kit such as the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for the 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty, part # RP30035 to install this hitch. However,
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  • Recommend Reese 5th Wheel and Needed Items To Install on 2011 Ford F-250 Short Bed King Ranch Diesel
  • With your 2011 Ford F-250 King Ranch Diesel, there are a few options and possibilities to provide additional clearance when making turns. First, you will need to check if your truck came with the factory towing prep option in the bed of your truck, which is offered by Ford. Reese and Ford have partnered and offer Elite Series rail kits installed from the factory or as a dealer option for the Ford F-250 and F-350. If you have this option you will need to use an Elite Series Hitch. You can get
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  • Will Reese Slider Hitch # RP30051 Fit Base Rails From Reese Fixed Hitch On A 2002 Chevrolet 2500HD
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, part # RP30051, will fit in Reese, Hidden-Hitch, Draw-Tite, Curt, and Valley base rails. If you have one of those brands of base rails installed in your 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6-1/2 foot bed, you will be able to use the Reese slider hitch in your vehicle. You can also check by measuring the base rails on your vehicle now.The dimensions for the Reese Universal Base Rails, part # RP58058, that the Reese hitch fits into are as f
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  • Installation Instructions for Reese RP30051 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and he informed me that there is nothing you can adjust on the slider that will allow you to remove that play. He did say to make sure that the pull pins that attach the slider to the rails are in correctly. You will want to make sure that they are facing out of the slider and are not underneath it. Otherwise you can get some strange noises and movement from it. I attached installation instructions for the Reese Square Tube Slider for Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # RP
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  • Can a 2009 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 Foot Bed Tow a Keystone Cougar 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Because your 2009 Ford F-150 has a 5-1/2 foot bed, you will need a Sidewinder extended pin box to replace the pin box that is on the trailer. You will need to determine what model pin box the trailer uses and then compare that to the available Sidewinders to see if there is one that will fit. I have included a link to the Sidewinder main page for you to view. If you find there is a Sidewinder that will fit, you will then need a stationary 5th wheel hitch. I recommend the Reese 16K, # RP30047,
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2000 Chevy Silverado Short Bed
  • If the installation kit that was used to install the 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30051, was the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP30035, then it will fit in your 2000 Chevy Silverado short bed provided all of the parts are accounted for. The kit should be replaced if parts are worn or missing. I have included al ink to the installation details for this kit for you to view. I would recommend going with a new kit any way. With a used kit, you will not really know of the cond
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  • Recommendation of Fifth Wheel Hitch For a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed Towing a 12,000-Lb Montana
  • For your 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab Short Bed towing a Montana 5th Wheel, the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, part # RP30051, you have referenced is a good choice. It has a 16,000-lb maximum trailer weight capacity and a 4,000-lb vertical load weight capacity and has an adjustable height of 15 inches to 18 inches. It is a square tube slider that will travel 10 inches from front to back. To install the hitch on your Dodge Ram you will need the Custom Installation Kit with Ra
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  • Will Reese Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30051 Fit 2011 Chevrolet Silverado w/ 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Since you have a limited amount of clearance with a 5-1/2 foot truck bed on your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, you would need to use a stationary fifth-wheel hitch and a Sidewinder King Pin. A Sidewinder King Pin will provide an additional 22 inches of clearance and will replace your existing pin box. You will need to find the manufacturer and model number of the pin box in order to determine if there is a Sidewinder that will fit. I have linked an FAQ on Sidewinders that includes a Sidewinder fi
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 1976 Dodge Ram Power Wagon with 6 Foot Bed
  • Yes, we have an installation kit for your 1976 Dodge Full Size Pickup with 6 Foot Bed. You will need to use the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP30035, along with the Reese Square Tube Slider, # RP30051, that you referenced. I have provided a link to the installation instructions and to a video of this kit being installed for you to review. The vehicle is different but the process will be essentially the same. Just be sure to use the the instructions for the Dodge through
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Placement on a 2001 Chevy Silverado Short Bed for a Reese Slider Trailer Hitch
  • The Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30035, uses 10 bolts and some of the other kits use 4. Depending on what kit you are using you could require a different number of bolts. On a short bed 2001 Chevy Silverado, from the rear edge of the truck bed to the back of the first rail measures 25-1/8 inches. To the back of the second rail it would be about 47-1/8 inches. The center of the hitch jaws should be centered over the rear axle. On a short bed truck like yours with the 6-1/2 foo
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-150 Short Bed Crew Cab
  • If your 2002 Ford F-150 is a crew cab, but NOT a Super Crew, you will first need an installation kit. I recommend the custom installation kits because they are quicker and easier to install. For your truck, you can use Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50042-58. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. With this kit installed, the center of the hitch jaws will be 2-1/2 inches forward of the cent
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Used on a 2006 Chevy Silverado with a 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a truck hat has a bed shorter than 6 feet long, you must use a Sidewinder and a stationary trailer hitch. The Sidewinder provides 22 inches of extension. It cannot be used with a slider hitch unless the slider remained locked in the tow position at all times. In order to determine if you can use a Sidewinder first you will need the make and model number of the pin box on the trailer. You can then compare that to our Sidewinder main page to see if one i
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