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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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  • What is the Best Truck for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • You are doing the right thing by doing the research first. There is a lot of conflicting information out there so let me break it down for you. Basically, if you want to tow a 5th wheel trailer, the best trucks are going to be long bed 3/4 or 1 tons like a Ford F-250/F-350, Chevy/GMC 2500/3500, or Ram 2500/3500. Half ton trucks could work but are not nearly as capable as the larger trucks. A long bed for sure is something you will want. Having a long bed means that you will not need...
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  • Minimum Truck Bed Length for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer Without Cab and Loft Clearance Issues
  • The minimum bed length for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a standard fifth-wheel hitch, see link, is 8 feet. A 6-1/2 inch bed like the Silverado Extended Cab you mentioned can be used along with a slider style fifth-wheel hitch, see link, that requires you to remember to get out of the truck and move a handle to slide the hitch rearward when tight parking and campground situations are encountered. Once ready to go back out on the road the hitch will need to be moved forward, requiring...
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  • What Size Truck is Recommended for Towing a 16,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • While there is not a specific truck size required, to maximize towing capacity and minimize wear and tear on the drive train of the truck, I would recommend a full size, 3/4 ton truck like the Ford F-250, Chevy or GMC 2500, or Dodge Ram 2500 Series. I would recommend a truck with the 8 foot bed if possible, which would eliminate the need for a sliding hitch or a replacement pin box for the fifth wheel. That is not to say that other trucks are incapable so you will need to check the...
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  • Should I Build my Boat Trailer as a Gooseneck or 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Some people prefer the fifth wheel hitch over the goose neck as it spreads the weight out in the bed of your truck a little more than the gooseneck does. To determine if your truck could handle towing your boat and trailer I would recommend consulting the owners manual of your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500. It would also be easier to hitch up to a fifth wheel hitch because its easier to back up to and hitch up to a fifth wheel than it is a gooseneck. The reason for that is that you have limited...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Towing a 20 Foot Enclosed Car Hauler With Different Loads
  • When determining the correct spring bars for your trailer you will need to take into account the weight of gear loaded behind the rear axle of the truck and the additional tongue weight loaded in the trailer. I believe bigger is better and safer so I would go with a 1,200 pound spring bar rated system, item # RP66074, for the trailer you are describing. By the time you are loaded and ready to travel your trailer tongue weight will most likely be approaching the mid range weight capacity...
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  • Can a 2011 Dodge 1500 Crew Cab Short Bed Tow a Fifth Wheel
  • Due to the short bed on your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab, the only way you will be able to successfully tow a fifth wheel trailer without having the front of the trailer loft strike the rear of the cab during turns would be to use a Sidewinder extended pin box. The Sidewinder relocates the pivot point from the connection of the hitch and the king pin to the point where the pin box connects to the trailer, thus providing 22 inches of additional clearance between the rear of the cab and...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • To determine the towing capacity of your Silverado, you will need to know the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), which is the curb weight of the vehicle plus the weigh of passengers, cargo and gas, and the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCVR) which is the maximum amount that your vehicle plus the trailer can weigh. If you subtract the GVW from the GCVR, the result will be a close approximation of the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can safely tow. The GCVR and GVW are typically listed on...
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  • Tips for Choosing the Best Truck to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Staring with the truck series itself, I would go with a 3/4 ton or 1 ton. Ultimately a 1-ton would be better. Between gas and diesel I would choose a diesel if it were me. They are capable of more power and torque than gas motors. The cab style does not matter all that much but the bed size does. You will want to avoid a step side bed and a Dodge model that has a Rambox feature because they cannot have a 5th wheel hitch installed. Long beds are the way to go. A short bed can cause issues...
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  • What Weight Distribution And Sway Control for Jeep Commander Towing A 7,000 Pound Car Hauler
  • The first thing to do before you start towing is to always check the owners manual or the car dealer for the GCVWR (Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating) of your vehicle. The GCVWR is the maximum allowable weight capacity for your vehicle, including the vehicle, trailer and contents. You will need to check the hitch on your vehicle to make sure it has the correct weight capacity. Also, if you can add weight distribution to your hitch, to tow your 7,000 lb. trailer. The class or weight...
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  • Raising Height of Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gain Clearance and a Level Tow for a 2011 Keystone Cougar
  • In my experience, raising the trailer should be carefully considered. Usually going up an inch or two is not too problematic, but at 5 inches I would be concerned about making the trailer top-heavy. It would be best to first adjust the height of the hitch, as well as the height of the pin box to try to level the trailer with the tow vehicle. To allow for uneven terrain, a minimum of 6 inches of clearance between the top of the truck side rails and the bottom of the trailer loft is...
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  • Am I Able to Tow a Gooseneck Trailer With a 2012 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • It is possible to tow a gooseneck trailer with your 2012 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 ft bed, however, there are a few factors that you will need to take into consideration to determine if it is a good idea or not. The first factor is to make sure that your truck can handle the weight capacity of your horse trailer. Some trailers can get pretty big and, when loaded with horses, can get pretty heavy. The next factor you want to consider is the type of horse trailer that you are pulling....
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  • W/D System for 16 Ft 2003 Sun Valley Roadrunner Travel Trailer Towed by 2001 Nissan Frontier
  • Ideally, the tongue weight of your trailer would fall into the center of the effective range of the weight distribution system you choose. Instead of using the dry weight, we use the fully-loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer to determine which W/D system to use. The weight of anything carried in the truck bed behind the rear axle also needs to be considered as tongue weight. You can use a scale at a truck stop to determine your actual tongue weight by following the...
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  • Recommend Reese Weight Distribution System For 2003 Coleman Niagara Elite Pop-Up Camper Trailer
  • When selecting a weight distribution system, you want to select a system that has a tongue weight capacity that encompasses 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight when it is fully loaded and ready to tow, plus the weight of anything loaded in the tow vehicle that is behind the rear axle. I did some research and found that the GVWR of the 2003 Coleman Niagara Elite pop-up is 3,450 lbs. For just a weight distribution system, the Reese Weight Distribution System, part # RP66540.This...
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  • Recommended Sway Control for a 2004 Chevy TrailBlazer Towing a 6,000 Pound Coachman Trailer
  • I can definitely help with the sway you are experiencing. First, one friction sway control unit probably is not going to be enough for your 6,000 pound trailer. A friction-type sway control can help mitigate trailer sway after it starts happening, but to stop sway in its tracks before it starts, you will need to break out a bigger gun, so to speak. I recommend going with Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control, # RP26002. The dual-cam system has a pro-active approach to sway control meaning...
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  • Suitability of Jeep Commander for Towing 5500 lb Travel Trailer
  • If the weight of the fully loaded trailer (including water and propane tanks) is below the manufacturers tow rating of the vehicle, the Commander will tow the trailer with no problems. If your Commander is not already equipped with a transmission cooler, I would recommend one. If you could respond with the model year of your Commander, I would be happy to recommend a specific cooler. Since the trailer weighs more than half the weight of the Commander, a Weight Distribution System is...
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  • A 5th Wheel Trailer Needs to be Towed Level by Adjusting the Kingpin and/or the 5th Wheel Hitch
  • What you will do is park the truck and trailer on level ground. Using the landing gear/jacks on the 5th wheel to make it level, then measure from the ground to the bottom of the pin box skid plate, not the king pin, and record the measurement. Next measure from the ground to the top of the skid plate on the 5th wheel hitch and record it. Adjust either the height of the 5th wheel head or the king pin on the trailer or both to get the measurements as close to the same as you can. If...
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  • Will Tonneau Cover Fit Over Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30081 On 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
  • On the Reese Fifth Wheel 20K Trailer Hitch # RP30081 the measurement of the handle height will depend on the hitch height setting that you will have to use to tow your fifth wheel trailer. The center section of the hitch has four height settings. If the center section of the hitch is installed on the bottom holes the distance from the truck bed to the top of the head is 18 inches. If the center section of the hitch is installed on the top holes the distance from the truck bed to the top...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2000 Dodge Ram 4x4 Club Cab with 5.9L Cummins I6
  • What matters here is if you have a 2500 or a 3500 and the transmission and rear end gear ratio. All numbers below are for a a Club Cab 4x4. For a 2500, manual, with 3.54 gears, the most you can tow is 9,400 pounds. And with 4.10 gears it is 11,400 pounds. For a 2500 automatic with 3.54 gears, it is 9,450 pounds. And with an automatic with 4.10 gears, it is 11,450 pounds. For a 3500 manual with 3.54 gears, the max is 13,000 pounds. With 4.10 gears it is 12,900 pounds. With an...
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  • How to Adjust the Height of a 5th Wheel Hitch to tow a Raptor 300MP Trailer Level
  • It is difficult to determine the proper height of your Curt Q20 fifth wheel hitch for your Raptor 300MP toy hauler without having access to your trailer because we do not know how high the bottom of the pin box sits off of the ground when the trailer is level. To determine proper hitch height we recommend measuring from the ground to the bottom of the pin box at the king pin when your trailer is unhooked and level. Next, adjust the height of your hitch to match that measurement from...
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  • Weight Distribution/Sway Control for a Ford Expedition and Keystone Springdale 189FL Travel Trailer
  • The length of the trailer should not be an issue for you so I would not worry about that. Anytime the trailer weighs at least 50 percent of the towing vehicle when loaded and ready to tow using weight distribution is a good idea and the use of sway control will be beneficial as well. Big trucks passing or a cross wind on a highway can cause sway so it is better to be prepared for the inevitable rather than wishing you had sway control. There are a couple of weighs you can determine the...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution with Sway Control for Scamp 16 Foot Trailer
  • The Reese Mini-350 Weight Distribution, part # RP66041 that you were looking at is designed for use with Fleetwood or Coleman trailers, I could not guarantee it would work well with your trailer. The Mini-Lite 350 System, part # RP66024 that you mention would be a better choice for you. This system is designed for A-frame trailers with tongue weights ranging from 100-350 lbs. Tongue weight is calculated as 10 to 15 percent of the fully loaded trailer weight, as long as the fully loaded...
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  • What Are Measurements To Install Base Rails For Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch On A 2010 GMC Sierra
  • To install a fifth wheel hitch on your 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed, you will need to use a fifth wheel hitch with a slider. The slider is used to eliminate clearance problems between the truck cab and the fifth wheel trailer on slow speed turns. The Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30047 you have referenced is a fixed hitch and will not give you the clearance you will need to tow a fifth wheel with a 6-1/2 foot bed. I would recommend the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer...
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  • Which Weight Distribution for a 26 Ft. Travel Trailer Behind a 2005 Ford Expedition
  • The 2005 Ford Expedition should have a 2 inch hitch installed from the factory. 5,000 pounds is a little low for a gross trailer weight on a 26 foot travel trailer. Dual-cam sway control will perform better than friction sway control systems, especially with heavier loads. If you can write back with the gross weight of the trailer when loaded, or the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and level, I can make more specific recommendations about which weight distribution system...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for R-Vision Trail Sport 27QBSS Travel Trailer
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one with a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight, loaded and ready to tow. Based on the research I did on the R-Vision Trail Sport 27QBSS, it has a gross trailer weight of about 6,000 pounds. Since trailer weight should be between 10 and 15 percent of the gross trailer weight, you would need a system with a range of 600 to 900 pounds. I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with...
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  • Recommendation for Grease and Adjustment of the Reese Trunnion Weight Distributing Hitch
  • We carry Trailer Hitch Grease - Hitches, Balls, Couplers, etc., item # L10337 for application on your hitch ball and trunnion ends. Any quality wheel bearing grease will work to grease these items but hitch grease is recommended because it adheres better and does not liquefy as easily when heated up due to the friction between the ball and coupler or trunnions and weight distribution head. Your trailer should be loaded to have between 10 and 15 percent tongue weight when it is fully...
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  • What Can Be Done To Help With Unhooking Fifth Wheel With Sidewinder From Ford F150 Short Bed
  • It sounds like the moving parts inside the fifth wheel head on your Reese 16K hitch need to be cleaned with WD-40, which will clean the area but it will not eliminate all the grease. This will help the fifth wheel head work properly. Then apply a light coating of all purpose grease, such as the LubriMatic White Lithium Grease, # L11350, to the skid plate and the jaw of the fifth wheel hitch. This will help reduce any metal to metal squeaking and wear and it will make it easier to unlock...
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  • Can I Tow a 20 Foot Fifth Wheel Trailer With a 2002 Ford F-150 Super Crew With 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • We do not recommend to install a fifth wheel hitch on a 2002 Ford F-150 Super Crew with the 5-1/2 foot bed. You would have to use a Sidewinder with a standard hitch, which moves the pivot point back 22 inches toward the tailgate. Even with the Sidewinder installed on your vehicle you will not get enough clearance between the truck cab and your fifth wheel when making a 90 degree turn. We recommend at least 4 inches of clearance and with the Sidewinder it will only give maybe 2 inches on...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer hitch Installation Kit for a Valley 5th Wheel Hitch and 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • As long as your Valley hitch is not an under the bed (UBS) hitch, you can use the custom installation kit # RP50066-58 that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you to view. There are different hitches in the 7054 family. But it looks like they are all 16K hitches. It looks like a 2006 Keystone Montana Mountaineer 329 RLS weighs about 10,000 pounds so the hitch is more than capable of handling...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Accessories For a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Towing a 3,500 Pound Boat
  • Yes, I can recommend parts needed to set up your 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan for towing. You will need a hitch, ball mount, hitch ball, pin and clip, and wiring for certain. It is also recommend to use a transmission cooler if you do not already have one on your Caravan. The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87451, is the highest capacity hitch we have available for the 2010 Caravan. Part # 87451 is a Class III, 2 inch hitch. For a ball mount, you will need Ball Mount, part # 2753....
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  • Can an RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Used with a Reese Revolution/Sidewinder Pin Box
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and he stated that you can use the RBW Lil Rocker 5th wheel hitch with a Revolution/Sidewinder pin box on your trailer. Remember that on any type of slider hitch it must remain in the towing and locked position and never slid back when using a Revolution/Sidewinder. There is a wedge for RBW hitches. It is # SWW-07. I have linked instructions for you.
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