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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel part number RP30869 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Reese Fifth Wheel

(20 reviews)


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: 16-1/2" - 19-1/4"
  • 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.


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 Titan 16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider - 16,000 lbs

Formerly Reese R16



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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (20 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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by: Bill03/04/2016


This has been a very good hitch except for one seriously flawed issue. We had just traversed I-20 across Louisiana and Mississippi then down to Mobil. I know those states pride themselves on low taxes and it shows. The roads are very poorly maintained but I didn't expect it to break my hitch. Arriving in Pensacola I was leveling my trailer while still connected to the truck. The slope was pulling up on the back of the truck but not that much. Snap on of the pivot pens sheared off. A No 8 tempered bolt is supposed to take 50,000 psi had just snapped off. Glad it didn't happened underway. Drilled it out and replaced only a 2 hour delay but Reese was like 'well did you check the torque that morning?' no sympathy or any sense of responsibility. The repair guy said it looked like a faulty bolt the way it sheared off - ok only a $35 repair but I didn't come away from my call with Reese feeling like they were concerned. Otherwise I think this hitch is very well built. It can be a little tricky to get it to lock - you have to make sure the trailer is at the right height and usually rock the truck slightly to get the lock to engage. Otherwise very nice. I did have to install a block and chain in my barn - this hitch is heavy to remove and install but very easy to do so. 239581



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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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by: S. D. Mc09/01/2015


Your video showing installation steps was extremely helpful. Following receipt; on time as advertised the installation was performed without a hitch (no pun intended). All parts were received and function well. On comment, the electrical connector which was purchased to allow a seven point connection inside the bed of the truck did not plug in without difficulty. The female connector which was to mate with the male connector on the truck would not join until I removed the rubber weather seal at the bottom of the new connector. Once it was removed the parts mated just fine. I pickedup my new 5th wheel the day after installing the hitch and all components functioned perfectly. 223253



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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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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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by: Phil02/05/2015


I ordered a hitch and after reviewing my order i found out it would be to tall. I called right away and Renee at e-trailer was very helpful. She was able to cancel the first order and then ordered the right one for me . The hitch was delivered on time and was as advertised . It worked out well going through e-trailer. Also a very nice hitch. 172576



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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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by: Lauri C06/17/2015


Easy to install. Just know there are grease fittings on it that are not mentioned in instructions, or in owners booklet. 204135



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by: Bruce M06/01/2015


Excellent hitch delivered exactly as expected. It fit the rails that I had installed just perfectly. Highly recommended. 199607



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by: Mike07/12/2012


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



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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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by: Kevin03/08/2016


Easy to install and operate! Great customer service. 240232



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by: Derek12/08/2012


Very easy to install. 60963



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by: Casey08/25/2015


Love it! 221642



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by: Ray K03/31/2015

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel


I ordered this hitch with the Ford F250 install kit. No problems installing it in my longbed 2015 F250. Measurements in instructions were "spot on" 4 packages arrived by UPS & all were intact. Nothing scratched, broken, or missing. Looks like Ford relocated the bracket for the tubing that previously had to be moved, so it is no longer in the way. The kit included conical washers, and spacers, & the drawing showed which was used with which kit, but it would have saved me a few minutes if it had been mentioned in the written instructions. Erica was very helpful with my order, Thanks Erica. If you can read a ruler, follow instructions, and drill a hole, you shouldn't have any problem installing this kit. 182004


Comments

In the past year Ive towed my 5th wheel trailer over 7000 miles. The Hitch is still working flawlessly. Highly recommend it.

Ray K - 03/30/2016

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by: Dane03/16/2015

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel


This is my first fifth wheel hitch to pull my first fifth wheel trailer so I don’t have anything to compare it to performance wise. But I can attest how nice it is to put in and take out of the bed of my truck. One of my hunting buddies has a fifth wheel trailer and his hitch is miserable to move in and out of his truck, and that is with 2 guys moving it. So nothing but praise so far! 178595



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by: Klondykejack08/31/2012

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel


Service from this company as usual was excellent. They are good communicators to keep you informed. The reason I bought this was because my one year old hitch always sounded like it was falling apart with lots of cluncks and chugs when starting and stopping. Using the same rails, this one is almost silent. I am very happy with my purchase. 53651



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by: RV Hitch03/24/2015

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel


Everything came as advertised, packaged well so it arrived with no damage, installed in 2 hours. Highly recommend. Pulled with it for the first time and it hooked up well. Like the green button that says it is hooked in properly. Had to align the holes that you install a pin or a lock with a drill bit but no big deal. 180590



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by: Al P03/01/2015

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel


I replaced a 9 yr old hitch with the RP30866. It arrived via UPS in 2 days and all the parts were in two boxes. It assembled into the old rails of the truck bed. Would have only taken about 30 mins to assemble and install but I need to make a height adjustment after dry fitting the hitch. 176509



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by: Reese Titan 16r hitch06/19/2015

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel


Fast delivery, great product 204525

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Michael H
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John H
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Laura H
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Info for this part was:


Installed by:
Joe V

Photos by:
Theodore B

Expert Research:
Michael L

Video by:
Andrew K

Written by:
Lindsey S

Expert Research:
Michael H

Installed by:
Jeff D

Expert Research:
Jameson C

Expert Research:
John H

Expert Research:
Adam R

Updated by:
Laura H

Video Edited:
Dustin K

Photos by:
Amber A

Expert Research:
Jeffrey L

Video Edited:
Chris R

Updated by:
Sarah W

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