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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.
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.
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.
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.
Video of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs
installation instructions and specs for complete information.
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.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 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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by: Fred Y.04/19/2012
I finally got the hitch installed. Everything went great, thanks again for the great service. 37704
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: 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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by: Les S12/20/2014
Just installed it, I thought the instructions weren't as clear as they could be. Had to call a tech for advice while installing, but haven't pulled with it yet It took me about 3 hours to install. 166367
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