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Founded in 1952, Reese has been committed to becoming the leading manufacturer of hitching systems by focusing on quality, innovation and safety. Reese prides themselves on building the most valued, reliable, durable and easy-to-install products.

  • Offers hitches for almost all towing applications
  • Specializes in heavy duty towing products
  • 375,000 square feet manufacturing and warehouse facility
  • Developed the first custom designed bolt on receiver hitch




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  • Towing Fifth Wheels and Gooseneck Trailers with Ford F250 with 6 Foot 8 Inch Bed
  • Good truck choice! A 6-3/4 foot bed should work just fine for a gooseneck, but for a fifth wheel, you won't have enough clearance between the trailer loft and the rear of the cab. During turns, you could possibly have the trailer corner collide with the rear of the cab. Which would be bad. There are two ways you can gain enough clearance. First, you can use a sliding fifth wheel hitch like the # RP30083 or the # RP30084. The only difference between the two is the slider unit. The round...
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  • Instructions for Reese Universal Fifth Wheel Install Kit # RP30035 on 2014 Silverado 1500 6.6 Bed
  • Although the Reese # RP30035 is a universal installation kit, instructions specific to your truck are mentioned on page 5 of the installation instructions. I've linked the instructions for you to look over, simply click the provided link and scroll down to page 5.
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  • Hitch Extender for Flat Towing Ford Escape With Ford F250 Short Bed Carrying 8 Foot in-Bed Camper
  • You'll need about two feet of extension to reach past the end of the camper. The Reese Titan Hitch Box Extension, part # RP45292 would provide 24-34 inches of extension, which would be ideal. The extender is shipped at a 36 inch length, and is designed to be cut down to 24 inches if needed. The extension requires a Class V hitch with a 2-1/2 inch receiver. The Reese Titan # 45010 hitch you referenced fits a Dodge Ram truck. If you could tell me the model year of your F250, I'd be happy...
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  • Measurement For Installing Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit Rails In 1994 Ford F-150
  • The Reese Universal Installation Kit For 5th Wheel Hitches, part # RP30035, is designed to work well with your 1994 Ford F-150. I have attached a drawing that shows the dimensions you need when installing the rail kit in the bed of your F-150. As the drawing shows you need to measure 29-5/16 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed to the rear edge of the base rail that is placed closest to the tailgate in the bed. I have attached a product review video for the # RP30035 kit you can...
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  • Do I Need a Weight Distribution System for 2014 Toyota Tacoma Towing 3200 LB Trail Manor RV
  • If the rear of your 2014 Toyota Tacoma sags when your Trail Manor RV is hooked up or if you experience trailer sway, these are just two ways that you could benefit from using a weight distribution system. I have attached an article that goes over common weight distribution and sway control questions. When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one that has a tongue weight range that encompasses the tongue weight of the trailer when it is loaded and ready to go as well...
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  • Is Hensley BD3 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • There are indeed certain 5th wheel hitches that are not compatible with a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box. Some Hensley, B&W and other hitches are not recommended for such applications due to the fit of the wedges supplied with Sidewinders. I checked with a technical staff member at Hensley about both hitches you referenced, the BD3 and the TS3. According to my contact both of these hitches can be modified by addition of a welded-on part to enable them to be used with a Sidewinder or...
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  • Stationary Base for Reese # RP30083 Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch
  • First off, thank you for your previous purchases from etrailer. We appreciate your repeat business. I found a record of a 2010 5th wheel hitch purchase under your name, for the Reese 20K Slider # RP30083. My contact at Reese confirmed the correct fixed leg kit for this hitch is their part # RP30727.
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  • Compatibility of Reese Weight Distribution Shanks for 2-1/2 Inch Receivers with Ford OEM
  • I cannot say for certainty if one of the shanks designed for a Class V hitch would work. There are sometimes fit problems using aftermarket ball mounts and shanks in the 2010-2012 Ford OEM Class V hitches. The OEM hitch uses a more rounded radius in the corners of the receiver tube, which sometimes can prevent aftermarket accessories from being installed in the hitch. The Reese # RP54976 and # RP54977 are designed and tested with Reese, Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite hitches. Reese has found...
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  • Recommended Under-Bed 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Hitch Mounts for 2015 Ford F250 Long Bed
  • I'm not sure what Ford charges for their prep package, but we certainly offer the aftermarket version. In my experience, aftermarket parts are usually much less expensive than their OEM counterparts. Starting with the rail kit that bolts to your frame and provides the pucks, you'd need part # RP30126. If you add part # RP30138, you'd be able to tow gooseneck trailers, as well. For a fifth wheel hitch, Reese offers an 18K and a 25K hitch that would fit directly into the pucks, for the...
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  • Recommended Lube to Keep Hitch Ball Locking Mechanism Working Smoothly
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and he recommended keeping a light coating of grease like part # 58117 on the hitch ball both top and bottom. This will keep the ball bearing locking mechanism working smoothly and prevent corrosion and quiet the connection to a degree. It will help extend the life of the ball too. The lubrication allows grit to slide around more, instead of just grinding directly into the metal.
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  • Does the Reese Goose Box Part # 94622 Come With Safety Chains
  • The Reese Goose Box # RP94622 air ride coupler you referenced does not come with safety chains. Safety chains, such as the Tow Ready # 49150, are always a good idea whether they are required or not. I highly recommend checking with the local and state laws where you will be traveling to determine the safety chain requirements. The issue is that a trailer that couples to a ball would require safety chains in many geographical locations. Though the 5th wheel trailer may not require them,...
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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Used on an Aluminum Car Hauler Trailer
  • You should not have any issues using weight distribution with your aluminum trailer, but you will want to check with the trailer manufacturer to be certain. My contact at Reese has stated that as long as the trailer manufacturer says it's ok then their systems would work well on aluminum trailers. Since you have a tool box above the frame on your trailer you will need to use bolt on brackets, part # RP58305 since you do not have clearance above the frame for the standard chain hangers. The...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for 2014 Dodge Ram 3500
  • For your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup I recommend the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP56010-53. This is a custom installation that will cut the installation time in half when compared to universal installation kits. The custom brackets mount to the existing holes in the frame of your truck and minimize cutting and drilling and measuring. This kit includes under-bed brackets, installation hardware and industry-standard base rails that will work with hitches from Curt, Draw-Tite,...
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  • Will Reese Replacement Weight Distribution Bracket # 58392 Work with Eaz-Lift WD System
  • The Eaz-Lift weight distribution system uses spring bar lift brackets that are indeed roughly similar to the Reese replacement bracket # 58392 that you referenced. The Reese brackets clamp on to trailer frames up to 2-1/4-inches wide and occupy 5-1/2-inches of space on the trailer frame. Reese and other manufacturers do not test their products with those of other companies so I cannot say with absolute assurance that this will work to your satisfaction with your Eaz-Lift system.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution With Sway Control on a 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • Any weight distribution system you add to your 2013 Dodge Ram pickup will hinder your maneuverability when backing up your trailer into tight spots. You can make slight turns in reverse with a weight distribution system, but not sharp ones. Since you have a pole tongue, you will need a pole tongue adapter # RP58393. This Reese pole adapter will provide an attachment point for the spring bars by mounting a weight-distribution system the trailer. The pole tongue adapter only works...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ford F250 Short Bed with Sidewinder
  • The Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50073-58 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2013 Ford F250 4WD Diesel short bed as well as work with Husky hitches like the part # HT31326-31314 that you referenced so this would work well for you. From a previous question you asked I was able to determine that your trailer has a Sidewinder pin box installed on it, so the # HT31326-31314 will work for you although it is a stationary hitch and you have...
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  • Measurements for Installing Fifth Wheel Installation Rails in a 1994 Ford F-150 Short Bed
  • If you use the Reese Universal Installation Kit, # RP30035, the center of the hitch jaws will be 4 inches forward of the rear axle. See page 11 of the instructions I have linked. The rear edge of the rail will be 32-1/2 inches from the rear of the truck bed. The front rail will sit 22 inches in front of the rear rail measured on center. Also, the # RP30035 has been confirmed as a fit for you truck.
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  • Safety Chain Loops Compatible with Pucks of Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package in 2014 Ram
  • The safety chain loops included with the Reese # RP30140 are available without the ball, the bag and the plug cover as part # RP30145. They are sold individually, and will ONLY fit the two rear pucks in the truck bed, as the front and the rear pucks are sized differently. From what I'm told, by DOT regulations, only two safety chain attachments are required. Reese does not offer a chain loop for the front pucks.
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  • Replacement Puck Trim Rings for OEM 5th Wheel Attachment Pucks in Bed of 2015 Ford F350
  • The fine folks at Reese tell us that the replacement trim rings, part # RP58458 won't be compatible with the OEM pucks in your truck bed. The OEM pucks are different enough from the aftermarket ones that any replacement parts intended for the aftermarket puck system won't work. My contact at Reese was kind enough to tell me that Ford offers replacement trim rings that are compatible, the part number is # BC3J-19K236-AB.
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  • Where to Get Lock Out Bolts for a Reese Sidewinder Pin Box
  • We don't sell the 3/4 x 5-1/2 inch grade 5 bolts needed to lock out a Sidewinder. The only way you will be able to get the correct bolts would be to go to your local hardware store and get them there. This will save you time as you won't have to wait for the bolts to get shipped as they will be readily available at your local hardware store. Take a look at the instructions I have linked on page 6 for more on the lock out feature.
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  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for a Boat Trailer that Weighs 1,200 lbs w Pole Tongue
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. If you go with a system rated too high you will end up with a very harsh. I would strongly recommend you determine your loaded tongue weight before you go with a new system....
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  • How Long Can The Titan Hitch Box Extender Part # RP45018 Be On My Truck
  • The hitch box extender # RP45018 you referenced will extend your receiver opening to a maximum length of 48-inches away from your truck. But is also offers the option of being shortened to 41-inches. If you have the hitch box extender at 41-inches the weight carrying capacity is 5,000 pounds, whereas 48-inches the weight carrying capacity is 4,000 pounds. Note that it only works with 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers. I also added a link with FAQ's for you too.
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  • Does the Weight of a Weight Distribution System Count When Calculating Tongue Weight
  • When calculating tongue weight for a weight distribution system you would not add the weight of the system into the calculations. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I have included a link to the right to our help article on determining...
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  • Should Weight Distribution Trailer Frame Brackets be Able to Move on the Trailer Frame
  • The chain hanging brackets on a weight distribution system, such as # RP66022, should be fixed and not able to move. The bars will still be able to move since they hang on chains. So basically, the movement should be at the bars and not the brackets. I have included a link to the right to our informational article on weight distribution and sway control for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Options for 2015 Ford F250 with Factory Fifth Wheel Tow Prep Package
  • You have several different options available. Reese offers the Elite Series Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # RP30144. The hitch would drop right into the puck system in the bed of your truck, and would have an 18,000 lb capacity. It's a bit less than the 20K you were looking for, but it would offer more than enough capacity for the fifth wheel you mentioned. Another option would be to use a stationary hitch like # RP30142 with an 18K capacity or # RP30143 for a 25K capacity along...
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  • Will the Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck # RP94622-61301 Fit a Flip Over Ball
  • As long as the flip over ball gooseneck hitch you have has a 2-5/16 inch diameter hitch ball the part # RP94622-61301 would work well for you. This has a 16k capacity and is designed to fit Lippert 0115, 1116 and 1716 pin boxes.
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  • How to Get 3 inches of Drop with the Reese SC Weight Distribution System # RP66151
  • What you will need to do is also order the shank part # RP54998 when you order the Reese SC Weight Distribution System # RP66151 and you will have a shank that can do up to 3-3/8 inches of drop when used with your # RP54998. I attached an FAQ on ball mounts and weight distribution systems for you to check out as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • We have exactly what you need. For a custom install rail kit confirmed to fit your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed you would want the part # RP50066-58. If you currently have rails and all you need is the brackets you would instead want the part # RP50066 and then replacement mounting bolts for the rails part # RP58430. A custom install kit will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling. I attached an install video for you to check out...
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  • Best Weight Distribution Option With Sway Control-2013 Nissan Xterra and Casita 17ft Spirit Deluxe
  • The first step in choosing a weight distribution system is to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. To that figure, add the weight of any gear stowed in the cargo area of the Xterra behind the rear axle. I've linked to an FAQ article that explains how to do this. These combined figures comprise the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your set-up. The TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight...
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  • How to Use Bolt On Weight Distribution Chain Hangers on V-Nose Trailer
  • Using the bolt on hangers # RP58305 will change the procedure for installing the spring bars and hooking the chains to the trailer, since you won't have a snap-up bracket to provide slack in the system so the chains can be hooked up. With the bolt on hangers used, you'll jack up the trailer WITH the coupler attached to the trailer ball. This lifts not only the trailer, but also the rear of the tow vehicle as the same time. This will provide enough slack in the system so that the spring...
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