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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   (6 Customer Reviews)

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.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cynthia L.02/24/2011

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


I currently have a 2014 GMC 2500 four door short bed and I am going to replace the Husky 15K 5th wheel unit I have because the head on the unit doesnt have the pivoting motion I would like to have for unhooking and hooking up on unlevel ground. My rails are the Reese RP5066-58 and the center points where the hitch fits into the rails is 22 from front to back on each side as you are looking at the unit. What I am looking at is purchasing the RP30051 5th wheel hitch but I was wondering if the 22 center points that my rails currently have will work without having to re-drill and move them. If this unit isnt compatible with the 22 centers can you let me know what distance it requires and if there is another unit that may fit better let me know that also, thanks

comment by: Gene - 06/08/2014


Most of the big 5th Wheel manufacturers, including Reese and Husky, use the same mounting patterns for the hitch legs so that you can swap if you need to. The Reese # RP30051
Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs
hitch is the same 22 inch spread from front to back and it will drop right in to your rails.

Patrick B - 6/10/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred Y.04/19/2012

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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Leroy Nordland06/22/2014

Ordered this hitch for my 2014 Chevy,it came in two boxes and was put together on the work bench in no time at all. and I also ordered the custom rail kit RP50064-58. Just in time for summer camping. 136961


By the way I didnt have to cut my heat shield or remove my exhaust pipe when installing the custom rail kit.

comment by: Leroy N - 06/26/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary Peterson07/01/2011

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 week 18367

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott01/17/2013

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: Rhett S03/03/2011

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 - RP30051Do you have a question about this Fifth Wheel?

  • How Much Does the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch and Slider Weigh and How do you Dismantle the Hitch
  • The Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch with Slider, # RP30051, consists of the head, # RP58146, the crossmember head support, # RP58147, and the square tube slider, # RP30048. The head weighs approximately 55 lbs, the crossmember weights approximately 37 lbs and the slider legs weigh approximately 60 lbs. The slider legs are held to the base rails using pins and clips, the crossmember is held to the slider legs u sing bolts and the head unit is held to the crossmember using pins and clips....
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit Options for a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually
  • There are quite a few options for towing a 5th Wheel trailer with your 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually. To determine the best hitch for your truck, it depends on the bed size. For a 6 foot bed, I recommend 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, # RP30051. This is a 16,000 capacity hitch with a slider. I have included a link to the instructions below. We also have two 20K capacity hitches, part # RP30083 and part # RP30084. All of these hitches will work with Fifth Wheel Trailer...
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  • Recommended Installation Kit to Install Reese 5th Wheel # RP30051 on 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • To install the Reese Fifth Wheel 16K Slider Hitch, part # RP30051, on your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed, I would recommend the Reese Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50140-58, that you have referenced. This is the custom installation kit that uses vehicle-specific brackets that will mount to existing holes in your vehicles frame. It will cut the installation time in half when compared to the universal installation kit. The other choice would be the Reese Semi-Custom...
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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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  • 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...
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  • Will the CURT Q20 5TH Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in Reese Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Rails
  • The Curt Q5 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16130 will sit in Reese, Curt, Draw-Tite, and Hidden hitch rails. If you have rails made by any of these manufacturers, the Curt hitch should install without any problems.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Comparisons for a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The biggest difference between the different Pro-Series hitches that you referenced will be the jaw design and the slider design. The jaw designs range from the economy slide-bar jaw which will make the most noise while towing, the middle of the road standard double jaw which will offer a quieter ride, and finally the premium single-hook jaw that will offer the quietest ride. And then for the slider design there are square tube sliders and round tube sliders. The square-tube sliders...
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  • Will a 5th Wheel Hitch Install in a Truck with a Spray-On Bedliner
  • There is no problem installing a fifth wheel hitch if you have a spray-on bed liner as long as the bed liner is fully cured. If you are looking into adding a spray-on bed liner to your truck, then you will want to check with the installer regarding cure time and make sure it has fully cured before you install a fifth wheel hitch or bed rails. We do not recommend installing a fifth wheel hitch on plastic bed liners because it will crush the bed liner when under a load and a plastic bed...
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  • What Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Will Fit A 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Using A Reese 16K Hitch
  • Currently, the available 5th wheel installation kit for a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab is the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16420-104. This kit does include rails. I recommend using the Curt rails since they are designed to work with the brackets included in the kit. This installation kit is compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky fifth wheel hitches. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this kit below. If your...
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • We have quite a few different fifth wheel hitch and installation kit options that will work with your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab. You can definitely use the Curt E5 sliding fifth wheel hitch, # 16516, that you referenced which has a 16,000 lb weight capacity. This is one of our most economically priced hitches next to the Pro Series 15K sliding hitch, # PS30094, which will also work with your truck. If you choose to go with the Curt E5 hitch, you will also need an installation kit....
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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,...
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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, #...
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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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  • Will Reese Hitch # RP30051 Have Enough Height To Clear Bed On 2011 Chevy 2500 With 6-1/2 Ft. Bed
  • You will want to make sure that the Jayco Superlite fifth wheel has a extended pin box of at least 13 inches. This will allow you to use the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, part # RP30051, on your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with the 6-1/2 foot bed. The extended pin box along with the extra 10 inches on the slider hitch will give you enough clearance between the vehicles cab and the front of the fifth wheel when making sharp turns. To clear the bed rails,...
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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...
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  • Will a Timbren Rear Suspension System Work on a 2004 Ford F-250 with a Custom 5th Wheel Install Kit
  • The instruction manuals you will need for the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, # RP30051, are available online for part # RP30047 and part # RP30048, see links. These two parts make up the # RP30051 fifth wheel hitch. The Custom Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit, # 50043-6008, is a good choice for your truck and will work great with the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TFR250SDE. The Timbren system will install in the factory bump stop location...
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  • Which Fifth Wheel Hitch for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Pickup with a Short Bed
  • The custom install kit for the 1500 and 2500 model is actually the same. The 16K Fifth Wheel with Slider, part # RP30051 would work great. If your Ram is NOT equipped with the overload springs, use install kit # RP50140-58. If your truck does have the overload springs, use install kit # RP30035-186. As far as a brake controller goes, you cannot go wrong with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. Not only is the Prodigy our best selling brake controller, it is also very easy to use...
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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...
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  • Replacement Rubber Bump Stops for Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Head Assemblies
  • We do carry them. They are the Replacement Rubber Bumpers for Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # 30536.
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  • Replacement Rubber Bumpers for Reese 5th Wheel Slider Trailer Hitch # RP30051
  • It sounds like you are talking about # 58089. But the L shaped one I am not sure of unless it is part of the handle that got caught in the elbow of the handle and formed an L. Like part # 58094. For the bumpers, on Reese model 5th wheel hitches there are usually 2 bumpers. They can be placed in a couple of different positions. They are used to prevent the the head from contacting the hitch body abruptly which could damage it. Some hitches have additional holes so the bumpers can be moved....
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch, Part # 30051 and Install Kit, Part # 50041-6008 for 2005 Chevy Short Bed Pickup
  • I would recommend the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch with Slider, part # 30051 as well as the vehicle specific installation brackets, part # RP50064-58. The hitch will be more than enough to handle the weight of your trailer, and the install brackets can cut up to 50 percent off of the install time when compared to using a universal rail kit.
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  • Will an Older Reese Kwik Slide 5th Wheel Hitch Fit in Universal Reese 5th Wheel Rails in 2002 F-150
  • Yes, the 1998 model Reese Kwik Slide fifth-wheel hitch will work in standard fifth-wheel rails, and the Universal Installation Kit, # RP30035, will work for you. Your hitch is basically just an older version of the Reese Slider Hitch, # RP30051, with a slightly lower capacity rating and possibly wider legs that will install in the outer most slots in the fifth-wheel rails. For your 2002 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 foot bed, I would recommend using the Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Reese 16K Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 with 6ft Bed
  • The additional parts that you will need will depend on what parts you plan on reusing. It is common to reuse the base rails, however Reese does not recommend reusing the frame brackets or hardware. After years of use, the bolts and frame brackets will wear and flex. Using new hardware will ensure a secure connection. For your 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab, Reese offers custom and semi-custom frame brackets, so you have a few different options. If you would like to reuse your base rails,...
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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...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2005 Nissan Titan
  • If you need a hitch I recommend the 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider by Reese # RP30051 with Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails # RP30035-405. I have included some links some to instructions that might help you. If you need to add a 7-Way trailer connector, use # N40975. You do not need a sidewinder if your bed is more than 6 feet long. But a sidewinder would have the added advantage of not having to exit the vehicle to move the slider when...
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  • Type of Grease to Use, What to Lubricate, and How Often on a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • According to the instruction from Reese that I have linked for you: Before each trip, lubricate skid plate surface of the hitch with automotive type chassis grease or use a plastic lube plate to provide a lubricated surface. Use engine oil to lubricate pivot points of moving parts within the hitch. Plastic lube plates # RP83002 can be used to avoid messy grease. The plastic lube plate must not exceed 3/16 of an inch in thickness to ensure hitch will operate properly. Lube plates must...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Brackets Needed for a 2004 GMC Sierra With Existing Rails and 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For your 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, you can use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit, # RP50064, which includes all of the under bed hardware for installing a set of Reese, # RP58058, rails. You will also need above bed hardware, # RP58430, to mount your above bed rails to the below bed brackets. If you have CURT Rails, # C16204, then you could use the CURT Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit, # C16418, along with your existing rails. No other hardware would be needed. We do not recommend...
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Reese 5th Wheel Hitch in a 2014 Ram 2500
  • If you have an 8 or 6 foot bed with the factory hitch prep package you would want to use the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154 to allow you to use your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider # RP30051. If you have a 6 or 8 foot bed and do not have the factory hitch prep package then you would want the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16427-204. The included rails of this kit are compatible with Reese hitches like your # RP30051.
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  • Can Chucking be Eliminated During Starts and Stops on the Pro Series 5th Wheel Slider Trailer Hitch
  • The slight jolt that you notice during starts and stops is inherent with the slide bar type of jaw that is present on the Pro Series 5th wheel trailer hitch # PS30094. The slide bar leaves more space than other, more secure jaws on other hitches. Short of replacing the hitch with one that has a different jaw style, you cannot reduce or eliminate this jolting. The next step up in a hitch that has a more secure jaw is the Reese 16K, # RP30051. I have included a picture that shows what...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Hardware for a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6 Foot Bed
  • The # RP30051 Draw-Tite 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider does not include the rails and mounting hardware. You have a couple of options for your 2001 F-250/350, 6 foot bed Super Duty. You can use either the # RP30035 Universal Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit with Rails or part # RP50082-58 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails for 1999-2008 Ford Super Duty. The install kits include the bed-mounted rails, the frame brackets and all...
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