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Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 30,000 lbs

Reese Fifth Wheel

Code:   RP30054

Retail:$2,249.10

Price:$1,195.95


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Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30054

Specially designed for heavy-duty towing with medium-duty, cab-and-chassis-style trucks, this low-profile fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers 3" of height adjustment and mounts directly to your truck's frame - no rails required.

Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch engineered for medium-duty, cab-and-chassis-type trucks
    • Hitch mounts directly to frame - no rails needed
      • Welding and moderate fabrication may be required for installation
  • Low-profile design permits trailering just above truck deck
    • 3" Height adjustment fits multiple applications
  • 2-Jaw locking system provides more jaw-to-king-pin contact than slide-bar models
    • Less rattle
    • Greater security
  • Side tilt creates smooth ride and reduces stress on truck frame
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Readily accessible, lockable handle has comfort grip
  • Easily removable hitch head and low-profile legs allow use of folding gooseneck hitches from Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 30,000 lbs
    • Capacity is limited to that of your vehicle
  • Vertical load limit: 7,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 9-1/2" - 12-1/2"
  • Bolt hole spacing (for mounting): 15" front to back
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Heavy-Duty Towing

Specially designed for the serious tower, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch mounts directly to your medium-duty, cab-and-chassis-style truck for absolute stability and maximum towing capacity. This hitch is not intended for light-duty pickup trucks, and its towing capacity will be limited to the gross towing weight rating of your vehicle. Installation of the Reese low-profile fifth-wheel trailer hitch may require welding and moderate fabrication to ensure that the hitch is connected either directly to your vehicle's frame or to a substantial steel support structure that connects to the frame. Do not fasten to your truck's floor only.



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.





30054 Reese Low-Profile Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs





Video of Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 30,000 lbs


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Video Demo Reese Fifth Wheel RP30054
Reese Fifth Wheel RP30054 Review

Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP30054 Review

Today we're going to review part number RP30054. This is the Reese 30,000 lbs. Low Profile FifthWheel Trailer Hitch. Now this fifth wheel hitch is engineered for your medium duty and your cabinchassis type trucks. The hitch will mount directly to the truck frame; there are no base rails needed.Now, when this is installed, welding and fabrication may be required for installation. The design ofthis hitch has a low profile design which will permit trailering just above the truck deck.

Thesebrackets on the side here that that center mounts to has three sets of holes, so it will give you a 3range of height adjustment to fit multiple applications. Right now I have it bolted into the very topset of holes, so that would give you the maximum trailer hitch height which is 12 , basically, fromyour truck bed to your hitch. Now if you dropped it down to the very bottom set of holes, that wouldbe you lowest. That would be 9 . So from the truck bed to the hitch height would be 9 , sotheres a range of 3.Now this hitch does have a dual jaw design and thatll provide more jaw to kingpin contact than yourslide bar models.

This will give you less rattle, greater security. Basically I just want to show you howthe jaws operate. You just lift up on this safety latch. That will allow the handle to move in and out.So, basically, if you just pull out This handles a nice, readily accessible, lockable handle which has acomfort grip. So, basically, we just pull out on that.

You'll see the jaws open. When you pull it out farenough theres a notch there that it would lock into place so the jaws stay open, and the hitch is nowready for the kingpin to install into the hitch head. So, basically, if you back up, the kingpin wouldslide in. Once its in, just release your handle. The dual jaws would close and wrap around thekingpin.

Once its all installed, if you flip this latch down, that would keep the handle from moving inand out.Another little feature is this latch will have a hole drilled right here and theres a tab on the hitchhead with a hole, so when you push that latch to close, those holes would line up and you can put apin and clip through there, or you could even put a padlock for additional security. That would besold separately. Now also, this hitch head will move front to back, and the other nice feature is itdoes have a side tilt, and thatll create a smooth ride and reduce stress on the truck frame. If I canshow you that. Basically you'll be able to see it goes side to side. Without it connected to a trailer,its hard to move, but basically the way thats able to do that is this hitch head is mounted to thisrocker plate. The rocker plate has an arc design to it, so when you set that whole head and rockerplate into the hitch mount, on each side of this plate in the middle here there are two rollers overhere and two rollers over there, so when you drop that arced plate onto those rollers, you put thesebig pins through with the clips. Thatll keep in place and it allows that rocker plate to rock back andforth over those rollers, so it gives you a nice side-tilt motion.Now this hitch head is a black powder coat finish, which will help resist corrosion. And again, as I wasmentioning, you can actually pull these clips, pull these long pins out, and you can actually pick upand remove the rocker plate and the hitch head; its all one unit. Just move it to the side and thenyou have access through your mounting bracket for if you have a folding goose-neck hitch in yourtruck, that can still be used if its underneath your hitch mount here. Now this part is made in theUSA. It does have a gross towing weight capacity of 30,000 lbs thats on the hitch. The capacity, ofcourse, can be limited to that of the vehicle you'd be installing it in. It does have a vertical load limitor pin weight of 7,500 lbs. Again, we mentioned the hitch height, anywhere from 9 to 12 .It does come with a five year limited warranty. And I just want to give you a couple of measurementshere. These mounting brackets have square holes drilled in them for mounting to your truck frame.The distance from the center, back, front to back, centre to center on these mounting holes is 15,and the distance side to side from the mounting holes on this bracket to the mounting holes overhere is going to be about 25.That should do it for the review on part number RP30054. This is the Reece 30,000 lbs. Low ProfileFifth Wheel Trailer Hitch. .




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  • What are the Mounting Dimensions for the 30K Fifth Wheel # 30054 for my 9200 Series International
  • The mounting holes in the side plates, number 29 in the instructions, (see link) are spaced 25 inches on center apart side to side in the truck bed. Front to back spacing of the mounting holes is 15 inches on center.
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  • Highest Capacity 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty.
  • The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs, item # RP30054, is designed for installation on medium duty truck applications such as Freightliner or Ford F-650. It is NOT intended for light duty pick-up trucks. At this time there are no fifth-wheel hitches available over 18,000 pounds that will work with a gooseneck setup. The highest rated Reese fifth-wheel hitch that we have for your truck at this time is the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Wiring Harness - 22,000 lbs, item
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  • Reese 22k 5th Wheel # RP3033 Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs, item # RP30054, is designed for installation on medium duty truck applications such as Freightliner or Ford F-650. It is NOT intended for light duty pick-up trucks like your 2006 Dodge Ram. For your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup you would want a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30033, RP50140-58. This is the most heavy duty hitch that is available for your Ram with its towing capacity of 22,000 lbs. I attached installation instru
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  • What are the Mounting Hole Spacing Measurements for the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and I have the following dimensions for you for the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30054. First, the mounting holes front to back are 15 inches apart on center. From side to side with the brackets turned out, the hole spacing is 25 inches apart on center. From side to side with the brackets facing in, the hole spacing is approximately 22 inches on center. And the overall width with the brackets turned out is approximately 28 inches.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a Ford F-350 and 25,500 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For a trailer weighing 25,500 pounds there are only 3 hitch options that are rated to tow that much weight. One is the low profile hitch that you referenced, # RP30054. This requires a custom installation that should be done by a qualified professional. I have included a link to the installation details for you. The other option is to install an inverted hitch on the trailer, see link, and a king pin in the truck bed, # fw0030. You will also want to consult the truck owners manual or have
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  • How Does the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install
  • Installation of the Reese low-profile hitch # RP30054 is a custom installation that requires a qualified professional welder to install a 1/2 inch thick steel plate under the bed. The plate needs to be welded and bolted on. I have linked the instructions for you to view. This hitch is designed for flat bed trucks that set on cab and chassis frames. If you have a regular bed then there are better options. If you have a pickup bed, because the Low Profile hitch sits rather low, you would most
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  • High Capacity 5th Wheel Hitch Options for 2014 Ram 3500 With OEM 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Hitch you referenced, part # RP30054 is meant for flat bed or cab and chassis trucks only, and would not be a good choice for your 2014 Ram with the OE prep package. I suppose if you were willing to go through enough modification and fabrication work, the hitch could work, but you would be on your own to do the engineering and fab work, I would have no specific advice on that. At this time, there is not a fifth wheel hitch available that will drop directly into
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Ford F-450 Dually Flatbed
  • The only option for your flatbed 2011 Ford F-450 is Reese hitch # RP30054. It does not have a cushioned feature but does have everything else you are looking for. This hitch requires a 1/2 inch steel plate bolted and welded to the truck frame rails. This requires a custom installation by a qualified professional. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. To get a cushioned ride you may be able to replace the trailer pin box with an air ride pin box. I would need to know
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