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Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Reese Fifth Wheel

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Code:   RP30081

Retail:$1,389.49

Price:$719.95


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Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30081

The forged, self-latching jaw on this fifth-wheel hitch wraps around your trailer's king pin for absolute security. Wide funnel area and a 4-way pivoting head ease hookup, even on unlevel ground. Rails and mounting kit sold separately.

Features:

  • Forged, single-piece, self-latching jaw wraps around king pin to ensure proper connection
    • Design offers superior jaw-to-king-pin contact for maximum security and minimum rattle
  • 9" Wide funnel (rather than traditional, 6" wide funnel) provides larger area for guiding king pin into hitch
  • Extended-length, lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • King pin indicator keeps hitch from locking until connection is secure
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • 4-Way head pivot improves efficiency - faster, easier hookup, even on unlevel ground
    • 6-Degree side-to-side pivot
  • 1-Piece legs offer a wide stance for stability
  • 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
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Lifetime limited warranty


Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6' unless used with a Sidewinder. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside bed.

Elite Series Jaw

Forged, Self-Latching Jaw

The one-piece, self-latching jaw on this fifth-wheel hitch provides absolute security with its wraparound design. Increased jaw-to-king-pin contact results in not only a stronger connection, but less rattle and movement as well. And the convenient lock indicator on the hitch handle ensures that hookup is complete and secure before you can lock your trailer to your hitch.



Pivoting Head Animation

Pivot Action for Simple Hookup

It's easier than ever to hook your fifth-wheel trailer up to your hitch thanks to the 4-way pivoting head on this Reese fifth-wheel hitch. Front-to-back and side-to-side movement make hookup easy, even on unlevel ground.





30081 Reese Select Plus Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs







Video of Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs


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installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP30081 Review

Today were going to review part number RP30081. This is the Reese Select Plus Single-Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the fixed legs. Has a 20,000-pound weight capacity. This hitch uses the Forged, single-piece, self-latching jaw which will provide absolute security with its wrap-around design. The increased jaw-to-king-pin contact will result not only in stronger connection, but less rattle and movement as well. Has a convenient lock indicator on the hitch handle, which will ensure that the hookup is complete and secure before you can lock your trailer to your hitch.

Basically I just want to show you how that operates. If we pull out the pin and clip, the indicator will fall into place. If you pull out on the handle, there is the single jaw, you can watch it open up. If you pull up, itll lock into place. Jaw stays open, now its ready for the king pin to slide up in there.

Right down here, theres a little tab on inaudible 00:01:01 you might be able to see, and that is when the king pin slides into the hitch and pushes onto that tab, it will actually move this indicator. Let me move this so youll be able to see the indicator weve been talking about right over here. Once the king pin is in there, it will push this tab open, which will then allow you to lock the handles. So basically the handles goes, the jaw will close and wrap around the king pin, it will push in on that indicator which will move this lever open, and you can just drop your pin and clip in there, clip it, and that will lock the handle and keep the handle locked so jaw would not open, keeps the king pin in position. The hole is large enough; you can use a padlock for addition security.

We do sell those separately. Now this hitch does use the newer style elite series head, which is a tough, heavy-duty stamped steel head thats used on the elite series hitches, which are usually a little more expensive. It is a four-way pivoting head, as you can see, side-to-side it pivots six degrees and it also moves front-to-back. With it pivoting like that it makes it fast and easy hookup, even on unlevel ground. This head does also have a Zerk fitting here, which might be hard to see, that you can actually put a grease gun on, squirt grease in there, and itll come out underneath and lubricate any of the moving parts on the head.

Also, this head has the nine-inch wide funnel, rather than traditional, six-inch wide funnel. The nine-inch funnel will provide larger area for guiding king pin into hitch. Has the extended-length, lockable handle, lets you easily secure trailer to the hitch with padlock like we mentioned. Has the indicator that we showed you, keeps the hitch from locking until connection is secure. Now also I want to show you if I rotate this to the side, if you look at the crossmember, there are four sets of holes drilled in this crossmember and that is for the hitch height adjustment. Basically there is a four-inch range that you want the height to be correctly above your truck bed. So if you put these bolts and install the hitch in the very top bolts, that would be the lowest height, that would be 14 inches. It would measure 14 inches above your truck bed. If you drop it down to the holes on the bottom, which would be the highest, that would be 18 inches. So 14-to-18 inches, you have a four-inch height adjustment. This does come with the one-piece wide stance legs for stability. Now for this video I actually have the hitch and the legs installed in base rails already that have the mounting brackets on the side. Now those are sold separately, they are not included with this part number. You would need to get the correct base rails and the correct mounting brackets for your application. Now on the mounting brackets that mount to your frame or your truck bed, we do recommend to use the custom-fit ones, and the reason for that is most of them are designed to use existing holes in your trailer frame, so it minimizes the amount of drilling, and it will cut the installation time in half compared to using the universal installation kit. This hitch will fit Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch, and Reese rails. This is a steel hitch which has a black powder coat finish which will resist corrosion. It is made in the USA. A few specs on it: it has a gross towing weight capacity of 20,000 pounds, has a vertical load limit of 5,000 pounds. Again, the hitch height adjustment is from 14 inches to 18 inches. It does come with a five-year limited warrantee. I just want to rotate it to show you any of the features you might want to see. Heres the indicator and the hitch handle we were talking about. Heres the very back of it. And that should do it for the review on part number RP30081.




Customer Reviews

Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs - RP30081

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

The forged, self-latching jaw on this fifth-wheel hitch wraps around your trailer's king pin for absolute security. Wide funnel area and a 4-way pivoting head ease hookup, even on unlevel ground. Rails and mounting kit sold separately.


- RP30081

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim F.04/08/2011


I just completed the installation of a Reese 20K 5th wheel hitch (RP30081) using the quick install custom base rail kit (RP50073-58) in my 2011 F350 dually. 11334






- RP30081

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brad J05/17/2012


Needing something yesterday was an understatement. I was in a bind and called e-trailer for help. I told them what I needed and how bad I was needing it. The orderer was shipped the same day and I recieved it a day and a half later. I cannot say enough about the customer service, selection, at e-trailer. !!!!!superior!!!!! 40775






- RP30081

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cal R.09/04/2012


Excellent product. Easy to assemble and operate. etrailer made the whole process very easy, and the product was delivered in 4 business days, in excellent condition. Thanks etrailer. 53864






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John W.02/02/2011


Product is as I'd hoped, I've not used it yet though. Installation was relatively simple and etrailer has been nice to do business with. 6551






- RP30081

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cumminsman05/21/2012


if your hauling over 7 tons there is nothing better than the 20k reese, and etrailer had the best deals. 41171






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David06/06/2011


Very satisfied with product and the treatment received from etrailer. I rate this company excellent. 16223






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don W.06/22/2011


fast delivery---tracking information excellent--ea to install 17701






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lynn P.05/16/2012


Hitch is what I wanted. Easy to install. Thanks 40719






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: c hagen03/12/2012


just what I was looking for 33603






- RP30047

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Henry T01/09/2014

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch


Overall good experience, except the shipping. Not etrailer's fault, UPS separated the packages and the second one to arrive looked like it was drop kicked. The ramp on the plate was bent, and the black coating is cracked but I guess it will still be serviceable. Fit right in place of my prior hitch and I look forward to trying it out soon. Went from a slide bar to the dual jaw hoping to be rid of the chucking during stop and start up. 112340






- RP30047

ratingratingratingratingrating by: tubastew02/15/2012

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch


I installed the custom rail kit and topped it with this hitch. With about 2k miles on it, it works fine. It has a positive lock when the jaws are closed. It lined up with the rails I installed perfectly. Although this is my first fifth wheel hitch, I am completely satisfied with it. 31890






- RP30047

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul05/07/2012

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch


I have not had the chance to tow with it yet, the wife has, and it worked great, even the people I bought my trailer from really like the unit 39667






- RP30047

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim S.04/30/2011

Review from a similar Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch


Speed of shipment was excellent. One carton was pretty mutilated but parts were all there. Overall, a good product. 12611




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  • Which is Better the Reese # RP30081 20K 5th Wheel Hitch or the Pro Series # PS30119 Hitch
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, item # RP30081, has a longer warranty and added features like a larger 9 inch wide funnel and and higher height adjustment for faster, easier hookup, and a single piece self latching jaw to ensure proper connection to the trailers king pin. Other than that, the hitches are very similar, and they are both capable of towing up to 20,000 pounds if your Silverado is rated for a trailer that large. I would go with the Reese, # RP30081, hitch for the added...
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  • Adjusting Height of Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The head portion of the Reese 18K Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch is height adjustable from 14 to 18 inches above the floor of the truck bed. To raise the head, remove the bolts that attach it to the support legs of the hitch, and reattach using the upper holes. For safety, you will need at least 6 inches of clearance between the top of the truck side rails and the bottom of the trailer loft. I have included a link to the installation details below.
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  • How Do I Install Fifth Wheel Rails in The Bed of My Pickup
  • The rails in the bed of your pickup are installed so that the king pin will be just forward of the rear axle when hitched. The mounting location is vehicle specific and if you would like to provide your trucks year, make, model bed length and cab style I would be glad to get instructions to you and make a recommendation for an installation kit for your truck. When mounting a fifth wheel hitch the first measurement you use is the distance from the farthest back part of the bed, tailgate...
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  • Comparing Reese and Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • Pro Series 5th wheel trailer hitches are considered an entry level hitch. They feature a double-pivot head. many of the Reese hitches feature a full floating head, like # RP30081 that you have referenced. Some of the higher capacity Pro Series Hitches, like # PS30119, feature a double jaw system. Others have a slide bar. The slide bar is safe and secure but can allow more king pin movement forward and backward. The double jaw is more secure and allows for less movement. Reese hitches...
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  • Comparing and Contrasting Pro Series 20k 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # PS30119 and # RP30081
  • Both the Pro Series 5th Wheel trailer hitch, # PS30119 and # RP30081, would be a good choice for a 20,000 pound capacity trailer hitch. The double jaw on the PS30119 works well to completely surround the king pin and reduce play at the connection. The jaw on the RP30081 is not like some 5th wheel trailer hitches that use a slide bar. A slide bar will allow more play and movement. The jaw on the RP30081 completely wraps around the king pin for a stronger connection and less movement....
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  • Some Guidelines for Choosing Fifth Wheel Hitch for Fifth Wheel Camper with 9000 lb Dry Weight
  • I would recommend choosing a fifth wheel hitch with your future needs in mind. All fifth wheel hitches do the same thing, retain the trailer king pin. The differences between hitches amount to their weight capacities, the features offered or the method of mounting to the truck. The lowest capacity hitch we offer is a 15K, like the Pro Series, part # PS30093. This hitch would work for you, as your trailer is unlikely to weigh more than that when fully loaded. If you might want to upgrade...
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  • Can I Mount an Old 5th Wheel Hitch In 2011 Ford F-350 with Hitch Prep Option
  • There is a mounting adapter available you can use to mount your existing fifth-wheel hitch in your 2011 Ford F-350 with underbed hitch prep package. Checkout the Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter, part # RP30156. This adapter will allow you to mount non-elite series fifth-wheel hitches to hitch prep option in your Ford F-350. Before this adapter was available, the Elite Series hitches were the only hitches that would work with the hitch prep option from Ford. The reason is because the...
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  • Can Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs # F2299 be Used with a 5th Wheel Kit on a 2005 Dodge 2500
  • The rear Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, # F2299, are the kit for your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup with 4x4, long bed and diesel engine. The brackets for the air springs in this kit will bolt directly over the axle and inside of the truck frame, see photo link, so they will not interfere with 5th wheel installation. You can use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP5140-58, for your truck. This kit will install with the brackets forward and rearward...
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  • Will Reese 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30081 Fit 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty w/ 6.5 Bed
  • To install the item you selected, Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 20K, part # RP30081, to your 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty, you will need to use Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP50082-58 if you have a gas engine. If you have a diesel engine truck with the DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) tank you will need the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP50073-58. If you are referring to the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # PS30121, it will fit your 2011 Ford F-250 Super...
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  • Determining Correct Height of Reese 5th Wheel Hitch on 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Long Bed
  • When towing any trailer, you want the trailer to be as level as possible. What you will want to do is have your 2011 Raptor 400RBG Toy Hauler unhooked and on level ground. You will then want to measure from the ground to the bottom of the pin box. This will be the measurement from the ground to the top of the 5th wheel hitch you will use to adjust the 5th wheel hitch height. You may also want to have the hitch adjusted slightly higher than this measurement to accommodate for suspension...
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  • Can I Haul Fifth-Wheel or Gooseneck Trailer With 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 5.5 Ft. Short Bed 2WD Crew Cab
  • For a fifth wheel hitch, we do have applications for the 5.5 ft. bed of the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500, but use of a Sidewinder King Pin is required for clearance. A Sidewinder King Pin will move the pivot point of the trailer back 22 Inches which will give you additional clearance needed to make turns (see Sidewinder FAQ). Before buying a fifth wheel trailer, I would recommend using our Pin Box Conversion chart that shows all the fifth-wheel pin boxes that are compatible with Sidewinder King...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation Between the Curt Q24 Hitch and the Reese Select Plus 20K Hitch
  • The Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16245, and Reese Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30081, will provide more durability and less movement than your Reese 15K hitch. Keep in mind there should be a certain amount of movement of the king pin in the jaw. If the jaw was tight against the king pin, then the jaws could bind or break when turning. For your situation I would recommend the Curt Q24 Hitch because it uses a 2-jaw locking system that provides 360-degree contact to the king pin....
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD With 5th Wheel Prep
  • It looks like the 2011 Silverado models have an increased fifth-wheel towing capacity, so I would recommend going with a hitch rated up to 20000lbs, to take advantage of the upgrades they have included on the new models. The Reese fifth-wheel hitch # RP30081 would be a good choice for your application, and this can be installed using custom fifth-wheel rail installation kit # RP50066-58, which will mount to the existing holes in your truck frame. Luckily, Chevy even made some changes...
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  • 5th Wheel And Gooseneck Adapter Recommendations For 2014 Dodge 3500 Dually With Tow Package
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and they told me that 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks with the towing package installed would require the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter, part # RP30154. This above bed system attaches to the underbed towing package. It attaches to the sockets in the factory package and furnishes above bed rails for your standard 5th-wheel hitch. They told me there is no adapter available that would eliminate the need for above bed rails when the towing package is installed. This...
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  • Offset Needed to Provide Clearance When Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2006 3500 Dodge Mega Cab
  • The Curt X5 Fifth Wheel Adapter for B and W Square Shank Turnover Ball Hitches, item # 16310 is not available in an offset configuration. You have two options for converting your B and W gooseneck hitch to tow a fifth-wheel trailer. The first option is to use a fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter like the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks, item # AM3139. The Ranch hitch is height adjustable and provides 8 extra inches of offset...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • You have come to the right place. Most every 5th wheel trailer is going to be height adjustable. The Reese Hitch, # RP30081, that you have refereed is height adjustable from 14 inches to 18 inches. On a short bed, 6-1/2 feet, a slider will be required. There are 2 types of sliders, a round tube slider and a square tube slider. The round tube slider offers 12 inches of travel so I do recommend it over the 10 inches of travel on the square tube sliders. For your truck I recommend...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 Dual Rear Wheel Pickup
  • If your 2013 Ram 3500 has an 8-foot bed with the Factory Rail Kit you can use one of the three 5th wheel hitches shown on the link provided. All are rated for 20K and all require use of the Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter, part # RP30154, in order to work with the RAM OEM under-bed rail kit. Please note that none of these hitches can be used in trucks with a flare-side or step-side bed. The three hitches differ in their features. The ProSeries # PS30119 is a good entry-level hitch that...
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  • Will the Reese Select Plus 18k 5th Wheel Hitch Work in My Husky Rails
  • The center to center measurement for mounting the Select Plus 18K Fifth Wheel Hitch, item # 30081, is 21-15/16 inches and will fit in your Husky bed rails.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 and 2012 Heartland Elkridge Trailer
  • For your new 2012 Ford F-250 and Heartland 5th wheel trailer, I recommend going with a 16K Reese hitch which will give you plenty of room to spare as far as capacity and will provide you with years of service. To me a standard bed is an 8 foot bed. That would mean you would need the fixed version, # RP30047. But if your bed is 6-3/4 feet long, you would need a slider. The slider that offers the most travel and most clearance for making tight turns is the round tube slider found with...
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  • How to Alleviate Clicking Noise When Towing With Reese 18k Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch 30081
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese about the clicking noise you have been experiencing while towing, and they did confirm that the locking jaw is made to have some slack or play to allow for the pin to rotate, so it should not fit too tightly around the king pin. To alleviate the clicking sound, the best approach would be to adjust your brake controller to ensure that the braking on your 2007 GMC Sierra and the braking on your trailer are as closely synced up as they can be. When you...
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  • Are the Bolts in the Middle of Rails Needed for Installation of 5th Wheel Rails on a 2011 Chevy 3500
  • The Bolts in the center of both rails were originally added to keep the above bed rails from bowing, especially with a slider hitch. The bolts also help with keeping the hitch from moving in the bed and capacity, so it is a very good idea to have these bolts installed. This is true no matter which installation kit you are using, Universal, item # RP30035, or a custom install kit, item # RP50066-58. I have linked instructions for both of these installation kits for you to review. Both...
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  • Where is a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Positioned in the Bed of a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The center of the hitch jaws for trailer hitch # RP30081 will be centered over the rear axle on your 2012 Chevy 2500HD when using installation kit # RP50066-58. I have included a link to the installation kit instructions for you to view. 5th Wheel trailer hitches are normally positioned centered over the rear axle or within a few inches forward of it. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • Calculating Clearance Between 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed Cab and Gooseneck Horse Trailer
  • The gooseneck horse trailer is best towed using a gooseneck trailer hitch. For a gooseneck hitch, I recommend the Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Kit, # 9464-35. With this hitch installed you can flip the ball over when not in use to have full access to the bed floor. I have included links to the installation details and a video installation on a similar vehicle. When towing a gooseneck (or 5th wheel) trailer with a short bed truck like your 2006 Dodge Ram...
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  • What Type of Grease Is Recommended for Fith Wheel Hitches
  • As a general all-purpose Fifth Wheel Grease, I recommend the UltraLube Biobased Fifth Wheel Grease, part # L10337. Two of the packets would simply be placed on the fifth wheel hitch plate on either side of the funnel, then hitch the trailer. The grease packets will burst on their own. I prefer the Nylon lube plates from Draw-Tite for the head surface, part # RP83001. If you use the lube plate, you can avoid using grease.
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  • Rail Positioning Dimensions for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Kit on a 2008 Chevrolet 2500 HD Crew Cab
  • When installing a fifth-wheel rail kit on the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 2500HD with 6-1/2 foot bed, there are different installation dimensions, depending on the manufacturer of the install kit and the type of install kit they produce. Reese produces two types of install kit for your 2008 Chevy 2500HD, Universal and Custom install brackets. The Universal installation kit, # RP30035, calls out 25-1/8 inches, on page 5 of the directions, see link, from the rear edge of the...
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  • Is a Pivot Head Lockout Necessary for Highway Travel with a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • It is not necessary to lock the head from side-to-side or lateral pivot when towing on the highway. A Pivot Head Lockout is typically used to prevent some trailer sway. If when passing or being passed by large trucks, your trailer rocks laterally, a lockout can stop that. If your trailer does not have this problem then it is not required to use a lockout. That being said using a lockout, even without sway, will not harm the hitch.
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  • Proper Mounting Position of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on 2011 Ford F-250
  • When installing a fifth-wheel hitch in the bed of a truck you want to make sure that the jaw of the fifth-wheel sits directly over or slightly in front of the rear axle center. I looked up the instructions for the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP50082-58. This installation kit states that the center line of the hitch should be approximately 2-15/16 inches in front of the center line of the axle. Your install kit may be slightly different but should be close to the measurements...
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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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  • Starting the Front Driver Side Bolt in the RP50073-58 5th Wheel Custom Kit on a 2011 Ford F-350
  • We have a video installation of the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, item # RP50073-58, on a 2011 F-250, see link,that shows installation of the drivers side front bolt and flag nut. At about 1 minute 50 seconds in the video you will see our installer place the forward bolt through the bracket and vehicle frame and then reach over the frame and gas tank. He held the nut by the flag end and started the bolt into the nut by turning the bolt head. It may take...
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