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Custom Fit Fifth Wheel Hitch


Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Reese Fifth Wheel

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Code:   RP30869

Retail:$1,543.43

Price:$899.95


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Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30869

With a serrated dual-jaw design and built-in vibration-isolator system, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers a superior ride with minimal jarring and chucking. Round-tube slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns.

Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch with slider mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Cast dual-jaw system provides more jaw-to-king-pin contact than traditional dual-jaw hitches
    • Geared teeth ensure even, secure closure for full 360-degree contact
    • Secure connection means minimal jarring and chucking
  • Round-tube slider allows for required clearance for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speeds turns
    • Inhibits binding and provides smooth operation
  • 9" Wide, 2-point, European-style funnel makes it simple to guide king pin into hitch
    • Works great even if trailer and tow vehicle are not in a straight line
  • 4-Way pivoting head eases hookup, even on unlevel ground
    • 5-Degree side-to-side pivot
  • Smooth, quiet ride created by cast pivot beam
    • Vibration dampeners minimize rattle and noise
    • Wide front-to-back mounting increases stability and reduces wear
  • Improved cab clearance is achieved with offset design
    • Head and pivot beam can be offset by 1" front or rear
  • Lockable handle with cushioned grip makes it easy to ensure proper hookup
    • Visible indicator lets you determine at a glance whether or not king pin is fully engaged in jaw
    • Padlock (sold separately) offers additional security
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Base rails and installation kit sold separately
    • Works with industry-standard, above-bed rails - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley
    • Simplify installation with a vehicle-specific bracket kit (not available for all applications)
  • Lube plate (83003) sold separately


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Travel: 11" front to back
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6'. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside beds. If using a slider, hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting.


Secure, 2-Piece, Serrated Jaw

Serrated Jaw of the Reese R16

The dual-jaw system on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch ensures full 360-degree contact around your trailer's king pin for a strong, reliable connection. Unlike traditional spring-loaded, dual-jaw systems, the R16 features serrated jaws for maximum security. The geared teeth ensure that every time you use this hitch, the jaws will close evenly to form a perfect circle around your trailer's king pin, providing a consistently tight connection. By surrounding the king pin entirely - with direct jaw-to-king-pin contact - the R16 allows far less movement in the hitch than other fifth-wheel hitches, resulting in minimal jarring and chucking.



Quiet, Comfortable Ride

Vibration Dampener of the Reese R16

The R16 offers several unique features that help to create a smooth, quiet fifth-wheel towing experience. Aside from the two-piece jaw that offers a firm and secure connection, stability is also increased by having a pivot beam with a wide front-to-back mounting configuration. The pivot beam also has a built-in vibration-isolator system that dampens both vertical and longitudinal vibration, the result of which is less noise and a better ride.



Locking Handle and King Pin Indicator

Reese R16 king pin indicator

The R16 features an easy-to-use locking handle with a built-in visual indicator to ensure proper hookup. When the trailer's king pin is in position within the jaws of the hitch, a green indicator button is visible on the back of the fifth-wheel head. This button can be easily seen from the cab of your truck.



Strength and Durability

The R16 was designed with strength and durability in mind. Sturdy steel and various hardened, cast components make up this fifth-wheel trailer hitch that, despite its weight rating, offers commercial-grade towing strength. Extensive testing demonstrated that the R16 is compliant with the criteria (SAE J2638) set forth by the Society of Automotive Engineers for fifth-wheel trailer hitch performance. In addition, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch passed 900,000 cycles in both fatigue and static testing, attesting to its durability.


To increase the lasting effectiveness of your hitch, you can add either a 10-inch or 12-inch lube plate (sold separately). A lube plate provides a smooth surface to help the king pin glide smoothly into the hitch during hookup. It also helps to prevent scratches on the R16's top plate. Grease pockets are integrated into the R16 fifth-wheel trailer hitch so that you can easily maintain the effectiveness of the lube plate.


Round-Tube Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6-foot 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.


Clearance with Round-Tube Slider

30869 Reese R16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider - 16,000 lbs







Video of Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP30869 Review

Today were going to review part number RP30869. This is the Reese R16 fifth wheel trailer hitch with the round tube slider. This fifth wheel hitch with the slider will mount in your truck bed so you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. The round tube slider will allow for required clearance for your short bed truck to turn safely at slow speeds. It will prevent the trailer from hitting the cab of your truck during sharp slow speed turns, and it will inhibit binding, provide smooth operation. This hitch has the cast dual jaw system which will provide more jaw to kingpin contact than your traditional dual jaw hitches.

Down here it has the geared teeth which will ensure even, secure closure for a full 360 degree contact around the kingpin. That secure connection will mean minimal jarring and chucking. Move the handle up to unlock it, I just want to show you. If you pull the jaws open, thats how it would be open. Just want you to notice this green lever back here.

Basically what that does let me turn this to the back and Ill show you, it is a kingpin indicator. Basically when your kingpin slides all the way in there and the jaws wrap around it to lock it into place, that kingpin will push on that green lever. If youll notice right here when it pushes on that lever this indicator will pop out and show you green. Basically what that does is give you a visible indicator if youre sitting in the cab of your truck, backing up and hooking up, when that kingpin goes in there securely this will pop out and let you know that from the cab of your truck. The handle is a nice, lockable handle.

It has a cushioned grip which makes it easy to ensure proper hookup. Let me just close it. There you go, its closed. Its still in the unlocked position, so those jaws will open. When its in this position, basically youre ready to hook up.

You just back up. When the kingpin comes in it would push these jaws open and again slide in, push that indicator which would pop out to let you know youre hooked up. Once its hooked up, just push this down. The handle, actually on the side Ill show you it does have color coding to help you out. The red means unlocked, points the arrow up. The green means down, which is the locked position that way the jaws will not open. It also specifies on the cross member, same thing, locked and unlocked. With it in the locked position youre ready to tow. When you get to your campsite and youre wanting to unhook, you can basically just lift this up, unlock it, pull it open and then take your truck away from your kingpin. I just want you to also notice here on the side theres a little tab with a hole in it, and on the head theres a hole and a tab also. When you push this down in the lock position, those holes line up and you can actually put a pin and clip through there, or you could actually put a padlock for additional security through there. The padlock would be sold separately. I do want to mention the head on this. It has a four-way pivoting head which will ease hookup even on unlevel ground. Basically as you can see it would go front to back and it goes side to side. Side to side is about five degrees. That four-way pivoting will help hookup on unlevel ground. It also has the wide, or nine inch wide two point European style funnel which makes it simple to guide the kingpin into the hitch, so if youre backing up and the kingpin hits here it would just guide into the hitch and connect. It works great even if your trailer and the tow vehicle are not in a straight line. I also want to show you this blue section right here. Right there, this is the cast pivot beam. Basically what that does is that rides you set that down on to the cross member, put these pins in to hold it into place, and it would ride on the cross member and give you the pivoting action. Also this cast pivot beam try to show you here is actually this wide, but if you can see it actually offsets one inch. You can actually remove this head and then remove your crossed pivot beam, turn it around and it would gain you one inch, if you need the improved cab clearance if your trailers going to be close to the cab of your vehicle, that will help. That one inch front or rear will help any clearance. I also wanted to show you on the side here, these yellow sections here, thats hard rubber, and that is actual vibration dampener which will minimize rattle and noise. Theres one on this side and one over here. Those are installed to help cut down on the rattle and the noise. This hitch is a sturdy steel hitch and it has a black powder coat finish for corrosion resistance. I am demonstrating this hitch on rails, base rails and the mounting brackets, but they do not come with this part number. The base rails and the installation kit will be sold separately. On the mounting brackets that attach to the frame of your vehicle, we do recommend to go , if theyre available for your vehicle, the custom install brackets. The reason that is is they will use the holes already in your truck frame and it will cut the installation time in half when compared to a universal bracket kit. This hitch will work with the industry standard above bed rails made by Curt, Draw Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley. Another feature on this head I wanted to mention to you is these pockets for grease. Basically if you put grease in there that would help lube the connection of your bed to your trailer. A few specs on this, the gross towing weight capacity is 16,000 pounds. The vertical load limit or the pin weight is 4,000 pounds. It does have a hitch height adjustment of four inches. I just want to show you that on the side here. If you look on the cross member, theres four sets of holes, so when you install this cross member to the slider legs, if you put these bolts into the top holes that would be the lowest position which is 14 inches above your truck bed. If you put these bolts in the bottom holes that would raise it up to the highest position which would be 18 inches, so anywhere from 14 to 18 inches, theres a four inch height adjustment you could make. These slider legs do travel front to rear 11 inches. This does come with a limited lifetime warranty. I do also want to show you how the slider legs would work on this. Rotate it all the way around, and if youll see on the side here, theres a color coded diagram, and it would show you theres an indicator pin on the handle. Right now what Im going to do is pull this tot eh red or the middle position, and that is the unlock position. What that basically does is unlock your slider legs. It would allow them to move 11 inches front or rear. When you get to your campsite and youre wanting to back your trailer or fifth wheel, whatever, into your campsite, if you just pull it this way to where the pin indicates the maneuvering position, thats the locked maneuvering position. Basically what that will allow is your legs to slide 11 inches toward the tailgate of your truck or toward the trailer, and then they would lock into position and not move. What that would do is give you more distance between your cab and your trailer, so when youre doing sharp angled turns in a camps site, you wont have any interference problems. Now when youre done camping and youre ready to get on the road and tow you do not want to tow with that all the way in the maneuvering position because youre behind the rear axle of the truck which you do not want to do. What you want to do is just move this handle all the way that way to where it says Locked Towing Position the indicator pin indicates, and that position will allow those legs to slide those 11 inches back toward the truck cab. What that will do is bring the trailer closer and position it over the rear axle of your truck. That way when youre towing you want that tongue weight to be over your rear axle. You dont want it to be extended out behind it. That should do on the part number RP30869. This is the Reese R16 fifth wheel trailer hitch with the round tube sliders.




Customer Reviews

Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - RP30869

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

With a serrated dual-jaw design and built-in vibration-isolator system, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers a superior ride with minimal jarring and chucking. Round-tube slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Zach B11/05/2014


This was my first 5th wheel. I have a F250 diesel with a 6 and 3/4 bed. When the hitch arrived it came in 4 or 5 boxes. We went to a home depot parking lot to put it on, in case we needed any other tools. Very simple to install. We were able to install this hitch with the custom brackets without even taking the tires off. Very easy, took about 3 hours, could have been faster you were to remove the tires-hard to tighten to the right foot pounds. All you need is a few sockets-some deep and some regular, 2" and 6" extension, a torque wrench, drill, drill bits and an extra set of hands if I remember correctly. Don't unlock the slider until it is in the rails. It is very hard to line the round tubes up to lock them in place or they will move around if not locked (Not really a problem, just aggravating to me). For my first hitch, everything was pretty easy. Etrailer was very helpful with install videos and customer service was excellent. All pros, no cons, and it looks good too. 159406






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bruce B09/23/2014


I ordered the Reese RP30869 along with the custom rail install kit for my 2014 Ford F250 Super Duty. The guys at Etrailer responded immediately to any question I had concerning my order, tracked it for me and attached instructional videos for installation. I am of average mechanical ability and after watching the 7 minute video a few times installed everything with a friend helping in less than 3 hours. The hardest part is removing the tires. It's pretty scary punching 10, 9/16ths holes through a brand new bed, but all the measurements provided were spot on. All needed hardware was included in sealed plastic bags. Very clean custom installation. 152746






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard S11/05/2014


There are very few times when we can say that we had a good experience buying on line. ETrailer was one of those times. I was very impressed with the service, knowledge and support I received with my recent purchase of a 5th wheel hitch. The shipping was free and as we all know that usually indicates that we will receive the item between 7 to 10, days. I was very surprised to receive the shipment the next day. Great company and great products 159410






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred01/15/2013


Very happy with the quality of the product. Mostly I was impressed with the speed of the delivery. Very impressive. Installing it today. Will let you know. 63146






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike07/12/2012


Easy install once rail system was installed. Fast shipping and good price by etrailer! 47634






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron B.07/17/2013


Super heavy duty. Only thing to make it better. Built it in the U.S. 89942






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Derek12/08/2012


Very easy to install. 60963




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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel
Expert Answers about Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - RP30869Do you have a question about this Fifth Wheel?


  • Differences between Curt Q20 Slider Hitch and Reese R16 Slider Hitch
  • To address your concern about the compatibility of the Reese R16 Slider Hitch, # RP30869, with the Curt Custom Rail Kit, # C16448-204, they are compatible with each other. The above bed base rails that are used with the Curt Custom kits are the industry standard above bed rails that are used by Reese and other fifth wheel hitch manufacturers. The custom aspect of the Curt rail kit is the brackets. There is no drilling (into the frame) required to install the custom brackets and they...
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  • Comparing Jaw Types on Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • In regards to fifth-wheel hitches, there are a number of jaw types. A slide bar jaw is found on the less expensive hitches, such as the Pro Series # PS30129. This type of jaw is a secure one for your trailer but you will notice some king pin noise and some chucking as the fit is looser. This design will automatically close around the king pin once it is in place where the double- and single-jaw models will not. The double jaw design is more snug and secure than a slide bar jaw and you...
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  • Troubleshooting 5th Wheel Trailer Bucking When Towing with a 2009 Ford F-250 and a Reese R16 Hitch
  • Typically, bucking has to do with the pin weight of the fifth wheel trailer and the suspension of the truck. The height of the hitch can also have an effect on bucking. If the Reese R16 hitch is at a different height than your old hitch, then that could explain the bucking you are experiencing, especially if it is at a lower height. It is important to ensure that you are towing your trailer level with the new hitch. There is not really a simple process to eliminate bucking other than troubleshooting...
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  • Comparing Husky Silver Series 5th-Wheel Hitch HT31326-32042 to Reese R16 for a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The # HT31326-32042 Husky Silver Series fifth-wheel hitch and # RP30869 Reese R16 hitch are fairly similar as far as construction quality, but there are a couple notable differences. First, the Husky hitch uses a single jaw to wrap around the trailer king pin while the R16 has two jaws that fully encircle the king pin. Both jaw styles are intended to make as much contact with the king pin as possible, but the R16 jaws offer more surface contact and would keep the clanking noise down better...
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  • Compatibility of Reese R16 Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30869 with Older Round Tube Sliders
  • According to my contacts at Reese, the new R16 Fifth Wheel Hitch is unfortunately not compatible with older round tube sliding units or leg assemblies. The R16 with Round Tube Slider, # RP30869 is compatible with your existing Reese mounting rails installed in your truck bed. I have linked you to the installation instructions.
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  • Will the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter work with Slider Hitches
  • If you have the Reese Square Tube Slider # RP30048 with your Reese Hitch # 30047 you can use the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 that you referenced. The only round tube sliders the # RP30156 will work with are the new Reese Round Tube Slider # RP50024 that you would find on a Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30869. If this is the style slider you have then the # RP30156 would work well for you.
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  • Compatibility of Reese Revolution Pin Box with Reese R16 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Reese R16 is indeed compatible with the Reese Revolution (OEM version of the Sidewinder). Typically, a non-sliding fifth wheel hitch like the # RP30866 is recommended for use with a Revolution, but if you use a sliding hitch, make sure that the hitch remains in the forward towing position at all times. Sliding the hitch rearward will place too much of the fifth wheel pin weight behind the rear axle. This can lighten the front truck axle to the point where steering and braking performance...
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  • 2014 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed Hitch Recommendations for Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • To determine if the truck you are intending to buy can tow the trailer that you are looking at, you will need to use the following formula to determine the maximum allowable tow rating for your truck. GCW - GVW = Maximum GTW GCW: Gross Combined Weight - The actual weight of the vehicle and trailer combined. This weight should always be obtained by weighing the vehicle and the trailer together on a scale. GVW: Gross Vehicle Weight - The actual weight of the vehicle when fully loaded....
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • With the 5.6 foot bed, a sliding hitch will not provide enough clearance between the trailer loft and the rear of your cab for your to make sharp turns. You will need to use a standard, non-sliding hitch in conjunction with a Sidewinder replacement pin box installed on your fifth wheel. The non-sliding version of the R16 hitch, part # RP30866 would be a great choice for you, as long as the fully loaded and ready to tow weight of your fifth wheel does not exceed 16,000 lbs. You will also...
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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 Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider Fit a Short Bed 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • The Reese R16, # RP30869 can be used in your 2011 Chevy Silverado. It also fits the standard above the bed rails. If your truck is a 1500, use custom installation kit # RP50064-58. If it is a 2500 or 3500, use # RP50066-58. I have included link to the installation instructions and videos for each kit for you.
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  • Does the Lube Plate # 83003 come with the Reese R16 5th Wheel Hitch
  • According to my contact at Reese, the R16 fifth wheel hitch, # RP30866, and the Sliding R16 hitch, # RP30869, do not come with the custom lube plate, # 83003. At one time they were going to include the lube plate with the hitch, however, it is only included with the R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30869 and # RP30870. If you choose to go with the custom lube plate, # 83003, drilling will be required to install the plate. If you are not comfortable drilling into your hitch, you can use a 10...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit and Sliding Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • There is a rail kit available that will work on your 2014 Ram 1500 without air suspension. Check out the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation kit part # C16305-204. This rail kit is compatible with Reese fifth wheel hitches. For a Reese 16k slider hitch I like the Reese R16 5th Wheel hitch and round tube slider part # RP30869. The jaws of this hitch provide 360 degree contact with the king pin to minimize jarring and chucking. The round sliders work better than the square tube sliders as they...
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  • Will Reese Titan 20K Hitch Work With # RP30092 Slider On 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed Pickup
  • I spoke with my contact at Cequent about a fifth wheel system for your 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 with the factory tow system. If you wish to use the Pro Series Fifth Wheel Slider w/ Rollers, part # RP30092, the Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30867 hitch will not work due to the mounting bolts. I do have an option for you. The Reese Replacement Double Pivot 20K Head and Head Support, part # 30118 will work with your # RP30092. The holes are slotted on the # 30118 and will allow...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • The easiest 5th wheel installation in your 2011 Ford F-250 will be with a custom-install kit. These custom bracket kits require no drilling into the truck frame which is necessary with the universal-fit kits and so they offer reduced overall installation time. I have provided a link to our product page for the custom kits suitable for your F-250. The Curt 16K round tube slider hitch you reference, part # 16516, can be used with their custom install kit # C16424-204, which includes custom...
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  • Comparing the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Slider Trailer Hitches # 30869 and 30075
  • The Reese R16 5th wheel slider hitch # RP30869 is the better hitch compared to # RP30075 for a few reasons. First, the R16 has a different jaw design. Both have a dual jaw but the way they work is different. The R16 jaws pivot at the opening and each jaw has teeth that interlock with the other jaw. This creates a more secure connection with less chucking. Many of the R16 components are cast steel compared to the plate steel used by # RP30075 The R16 also has vibration dampeners for a...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 3500 Crew Cab with 6-1/2 foot bed
  • I checked with Reese and you are correct, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56001-53 that you referenced is the correct install kit for your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed. I attached an install video for you to check out also. Since you have a short bed truck you will need a slider hitch, for that I would recommend the Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30869. This hitch has a round tube slider that will operate smoother than...
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  • How to Prevent the Pin Box from Hitting the Bed Rails on a 2012 Chevrolet 3500 Dually
  • Your best option is to adjust the height of the fifth wheel hitch if possible. The Curt Q24 fifth wheel hitch is height adjustable from 13 inches to 17 inches. If you can raise the height of the fifth wheel hitch, try that first. There are other fifth wheel hitches on the market with a greater height adjustability such as the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30869, or the Husky Silver Series 26K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # HT31318-31325. The R20 hitch can be raised to 18 inches and the Husky...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Cover for a Reese R16 Hitch
  • The cover that we carry that is most likely to fit the R16 is # CA80116. It measures 24 x 24 x 18 inches. A specific cover made just for the R16 is not available.
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  • Is Reese Slider Hitch # RP30869 Compatible with Reese 5th Wheel Adapter for Ram Pickups # RP30154
  • Yes, your existing Reese R16 5th wheel slider hitch # RP30869 is fully compatible with the picture frame adapter # RP30154 that is designed for use with the Ram OEM 5th wheel puck system. My contact at Reese confirmed their compatibility. These two units will work fine together in your 2014 Ram 3500. For reference I have linked the written installation instructions for the adapter # RP30154.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Short Box
  • A sliding fifth wheel hitch is recommended on all short bed trucks which will allow you additional clearance when making turns while towing. Numerous options are available for sliding fifth wheel hitches to fit your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado and have included a link which lists all of the available sliding hitches for your vehicle. One option is the Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch with Slide Bar Jaw, # 16516, and Custom Installation Kit, # C16418-204. This hitch offers a 16,000 pound towing capacity...
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  • Will Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Work with a Mor/Ryde Pin Box
  • The Reese R16 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30869 accepts industry standard king pins which are used on all 5th wheel trailers so it will work with the hitch. But there are some limiting factors. For example, this R16 is a slider hitch. If the pin box you are getting is one that locks out the pivot point at the hitch and moves it back, you can still use this hitch but do not slide it back. That puts too much stress on the system. If it is an air ride pin box and not an extension like...
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  • Will a Reese R16 Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in B and W Above the Bed Rails
  • The Reese R16, # RP30869, fits in standard above the bed rails. Standard above the bed rails will have 3 sets of mounting slots on the tops of the rails. The Reese hitch will set in the middle set of slots. They should be 20-1/2 inches apart on center. And front to back they should be about 22 inches apart on center. If the B and W rails you have measure the same then the hitch will fit. I have included a picture showing the standard above the bed rail measurements for you.
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  • Will the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50083-58 Fit in a 2011 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab Short Bed
  • Yes, I spoke to my contact at Reese and the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, Item # RP50083-58, does fit the 2011 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab with 6 foot 4 inch bed. An excellent choice for a hitch to go with this installation kit would be the Reese R16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with round tube slider, item # RP30869, which will allow clearance for making tight turns with your short bed pickup. You may also be interested in wiring for the bed of your 2011 Dodge. The 90 degree in bed wiring...
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  • Weight of Reese R16 Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch and Install Brackets/Rails
  • Minus the packaging, the Reese # RP30869 weighs right about 160 lbs. The # RP50140-58 install kit weighs right at 60 lbs for a total of about 220 lbs. If you do not already have a 7-way installed in your truck bed, you would also need a Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness, part # 41157. I have linked you an install video for the bracket kit and the wiring.
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  • Rough Ride Quality Towing Jayco 5th Wheel with ProSeries 16K Slider Hitch # PS30857
  • I was not able to find any order history for you, however the ProSeries entry-level 5th wheel hitch # PS30857 that you referenced is intended to deliver good basic performance at a cost-effective price point. We do offer other 16K-rated hitches that include additional features for better ride quality and these include the Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30869. This hitch, shown in the linked video, incorporates a serrated dual-jaw design for better king pin contact...
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  • Comparing the Reese R16 and Husky 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches for a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Hands down I would go with the Reese R16, # RP30866 for a fixed or # RP30869 for a slider. It is a higher quality hitch with a more secure jaw connection when compared to the Husky 16K hitches, # HT31326-31314 for a fixed or # HT31326-31196 for a slider. You would use a slider on a short bed truck to be able to make tight turns without hitting the truck cab against the trailer. I have included some links to video reviews on these hitches for you.
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  • Will Reese Gooseneck Plate 58079 Fit Adapter for 2014 Ram 2500 with OEM 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The Reese gooseneck trailer hitch for above the bed 5th wheel rails, # RP58079, will not fit the adapter for Rams with OEM 5th wheel prep package # RP30154. The issue is that the adapter only has the outer most sets of slots for mounting a hitch. The Reese gooseneck hitch fits in the inner most set which are not present on the adapter. The Curt Spyder, # 16085, is the only one that would fit. When using a 5th wheel hitch you will want to go with a slider since you have a short bed truck....
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Making Noise Burning Starts and Stops
  • What you are experiencing is normal for just about all 5th wheel trailer hitches, especially sliders. You are likely hearing the slider clunk in the rails but some hitches have some head movement too and it is not outside the realm of possibility that it too is making noise. Felt padding is not likely going to do much since the forces involved is several thousand pounds pushing around on the hitch. Using an air ride pin box on the trailer will reduce the chucking but you are still...
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  • Will the Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in Husky Above the Bed Rails
  • The R16 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30869 will fit industry-standard, above-bed rails from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley. At one time Husky was part of Valley so it is possible that it will fit the Husky rails. To determine fit I have included a picture that shows the measurements and spacing of the rails that will fit. Compare these to your Husky rails.
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