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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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  • Will The Reese Weight Distribution, # RP66069, Fit On 2004 Nissan Xterra Towing A 2,620 Lbs. Trailer
  • To know if the Reese Weight Distribution, # RP66069, will fit on your Chalet LTW trailer you will need to measure from the center of your coupler ball back to the A-frame of the trailer. You will need to have clearance of 18 inches to 26 inches for the lift unit assembly to attach to the A-frame of the trailer. The Reese weight distribution system is designed for 4,000 lbs. gross towing weight and 400 lbs. tongue weight, so it will work fine on your 2,620 lbs. trailer and a tongue weight of 3
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  • Number of Springs and Replacement Springs Available For Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 16K
  • I contacted our representative at Reese and he informed me that there are 2 Springs in the Reese 16k 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30047 that are the same size and same part #. The two replacement springs are identical, and are the Replacement Spring for Reese and Draw - Tite Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # 30776, these are the springs you will need for your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30047. If a spring fell out from your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30047,
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for 2010 Ford F-150 Towing 7600 Pound GTW Travel Trailer
  • The High Performance Reese SC Weight Distribution System # RP66155 you referenced will work just fine with the tongue weight and gross trailer weight you provide. This system also has reactive sway control which means it only responds to trailer sway after sway has already started. I would recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch System, part # RP66074. This system is designed for trailer with tongue weights ranging from 600 to 1200 lbs. The Strait-Line Weight Distribution
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  • Fifth Wheel Round Tube Slider Trailer Hitch Installation On a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
  • Along with the 20K Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch with Round Tube Slider, item # RP30083, you will need the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails - Chevy / GMC, item # RP50064-58. The custom bracket installation will not require drilling through the frame on short box models but does require drilling two holes in the frame on long box models. There are two elongated holes in the frame rails that are used to secure the fifth-wheel installation brackets. I have had
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  • Which Weight Distribution and Sway Control System for a 7,500 Pound Trailer Behind Dodge Ram 1500
  • The High Performance Reese SC Weight Distribution System, part # RP66153, would work just fine with your trailer. Your tongue weight fits just under the tongue weight capacity of the system which means it will not be too stiff of a ride, nor would you max out the system. Your trailer weight is also under the limit of the WD system. If sway is a big problem, I usually suggest using a weight distribution system that uses a dual cam sway control system versus a friction like part # RP66087. Howe
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  • Should Torsion Bars Be Able to Fall Off My Weight Distribution Head Assembly
  • The trunnion bars on your weight distribution system should not fall out of the head assembly when driving down the road or during normal turns. When backing the trailer or turning very sharply the bar could come loose especially if the spring bars are not very tight. You should check the weight distribution head and trunnion head for damage and replace them if needed. You should also review your set-up instructions (see link) and make sure the attachment is correct. I would also recommend th
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  • How to Install Sway Bars on Reese Weight Distribution
  • We have an excellent video that will walk you through the weight distribution and sway control installation. We also have an FAQ that has answers to the most common weight distribution and sway control questions. I have attached links to both the video and the FAQ below.
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  • What is the Longest Weight Distribution Shank Available
  • We offer a Weight Distribution Shank that is 14 inches long. That part is # RP3214. You can see the shank by clicking on the link provided below.
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  • Can I Install My Valley 5th Wheel Hitch on my 2002 Chevy 2500 HD Short Bed With an Install Kit
  • The # RP30035 install kit you mentioned is a universal application. Although it would work fine on your Silverado, I would suggest using part # RP50064-58, it is a custom fit bracket kit with bed rails. Using a custom kit can reduce your install time by 1/2. A Valley hitch is compatible with Reese, Hidden Hitch, Curt or Husky rails, but we do not suggest mixing manufacturers when it comes to frame brackets and bed rails. In order to make sure the frame brackets will bolt up to the rails properl
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  • Reese SC Weight Distribution System Works Well on Trailers with Hydraulic or Surge Brakes
  • The SC Weight Distribution System, item # RP66153, does work well on trailers with hydraulic surge brakes. The maximum trailer frame height it works with is 6 inches tall and maximum trailer frame width is 2 inches. If your trailer frame is less than 2 inch wide, spacers will need to be welded into place. The included Shank allows for a 1-1/4 inch Drop or a 6 inch Rise. If needed other weight distribution shanks with different drops, rises and lengths are available.
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with Gooseneck Trailer Hitch in 2008 Ford F-350 with 9 Foot Flat Bed
  • I am guessing that the gooseneck ball on your 2008 Ford F-350 flatbed is recessed into the bed. The Reese Goose Box, # RP94622-61301, is not going to provide any extra length to compensate for the longer bed on your truck. The Ranch Hitch with offset, # AM3139, may be just what you need. But you will need a 6 inch diameter or square opening around the gooseneck ball to allow the coupler on the adapter to fit without interference. The offset will move the trailer back 8 inches and should be
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  • Can Forward and Backward Head Movement on Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Adjusted
  • There are a few different possible Reese hitches you could have from Ford, # RP30142, # RP30143, or # RP30144. The head can move some, this is normal. There should be about a 1/2 inch of movement forward or backward. I have included a link to another question and answer that includes a video showing this. But if it is moving excessively you will want to check the center pin the head pivots on. Make sure everything is tight and also make sure that all the moving parts are moving freely an
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing a 6k Travel Trailer
  • Any time the trailer weighs more than half of what the tow vehicle weighs we will recommend that a weight distribution system be used. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base if off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup as its ready to tow. You should note that this includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will need to verify the loaded tongue weight of you setup, but most likely you will have quite a bit of tongue weight based
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  • Slider 5th Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota Tundra with a 6-1/2 ft Bed
  • You could install the head from your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 (just the head is part # RP30047A) on the Reese Square Tube Slider part # RP30048 that you referenced. For a rail kit the Reese 5th Wheel Rail and Install kit part # RP50084-58 that you referenced would be an excellent choice. This is a custom install kit that will minimize drilling into your 2007 Toyota Tundra and will install in about half the time as a universal kit.
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  • Reese Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for a System That Needs 6-1/2 inches of Drop
  • Based on the dimensions you gave for your truck's hitch height and the height of the bottom of the coupler of your trailer you need about a drop of 6-1/2 inches. The Reese Shank part # RP3344 that you referenced has a maximum drop of 6-3/8 inches when used in the lowest position with a round bar setup or 6-1/8 when used with a trunnion system. That would be almost exactly the drop you would need so this shank would work very well for you and will allow you to tow your trailer level. I atta
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Hitch and Sidewinder Pin Box Recommendations for 2014 Dodge Ram Towing 36-Footer
  • Officially Reese does not recommend any 5th wheel hitch installation in Dodge Ram pickups that have the Rambox system due to the reduced bed width. Still, we have heard reports of successful installations in the 2014 Rambox-equipped trucks using a Sidewinder replacement pin box. The Sidewinder moves the pivot point back 22-inches behind the king pin which keeps the body of the pin box stationary within the limited available width of the Rambox bed. This configuration remains untested by Reese.
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  • Advice for Reaching Driver Side Frame Bolt by Additive Tank on 2013 F350 for Elite Rails Install
  • I spoke to my contact at Reese and he said that when he installed the Reese Under-Bed Rail Kit part # RP30126 in a similar truck as your 2013 Ford F350 with the diesel additive tank he said that it was difficult to get to that nut, but he said that with a long thin wrench he was able reach it.
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  • Hitch Ball And Pin Recommendation For 2-1/2 Inch Receiver On 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • If you have a 2-1/2 inch receiver on your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD the 2 inch ball I recommend is the CURT Hitch Ball, part # A-90. This hitch ball has a shank diameter of 1-1/4 inches and the length of the shank is 2-5/8 inches. The Reese Titan Ball Mount, part # RP45322, you referenced has a ball mount that is 1 inch thick so this hitch ball will work fine with the ball mount. The pin I recommend for a 2-1/2 inch receiver is part # C21500. This is a 5/8 inch diameter pin and has 3-3/
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  • What are the Dimensions of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Bracket # 30720
  • To see all the dimensions of the replacement fifth wheel bracket part # 30720 check out the picture I attached that has all of the dimensions. Looks like the 4 hole side is 6-1/4 inches, the 3 hole side is 3-1/2 inches and the width of the bracket is 2-1/2 inches.
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  • Should I Get Sway Control for My Weight Distribution System Before I Tow My Brand New Trailer
  • Assuming the weight distribution system you have is properly rated for the tongue weight of your trailer I would first try towing with that setup and seeing if sway is even a problem. In order to pick out the properly rated weight distribution system for a setup you need to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup. That means when your trailer is loaded and ready to tow, plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. If you have a properly rated system and
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  • Matching Weight Distribution System to Existing Chain Hangers and Sway Ball on Older Trailer
  • If you can provide the manufacturer name and the part numbers of the weight distribution equipment you have, I might possibly be able to fill in the missing pieces. Any photos you could send would be helpful. The chain hanging brackets and sway ball could likely be re-used, but the trunnion bars cannot unless we can get a manufacturer and part number off of them. In all honesty, It's likely that you'll need to replace the system. Because W/D systems are frequently updated, if the system is mo
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  • Do Jaws of Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch Open Completely When Ready to Connect to King Pin
  • That is just how the jaw mechanism looks when it is unlocked and ready to accept a king pin. If you back your truck into the king pin the jaw will slide the rest of the way open and shut around the king pin. Your setup is totally fine.
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  • Adapter for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • I do have a solution that will allow you to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a gooseneck trailer hitch. however, neither of the Reese Goose Box models are listed as a fit for the Atwood AB72 pin box. What I recommend is the Andersen Ultimate Connection, # AM3225. This adapter will clamp to a gooseneck ball in the truck and has a special adapter that attaches to the king pin on the trailer and allows it to attach to the top ball on the adapter. It also offers 5-1/4 inches of offset. I have incl
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  • Under-bed 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Short bed
  • The under-bed fifth wheel kit for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD short bed is the Reese Elite Series Below-Bed Kit, part # RP30868. This install kit will have 4 pucks that will be flush with the floor of your truck bed and does not require any above-bed base rails. The fifth wheel hitch that was designed to work with the below-bed rails and short bed trucks is the Reese Elite Series Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # RP30144. If you already have a fifth wheel hitch that uses the above-bed b
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  • One Spring Bar on Reese Weight Distribution System Goes on Easily While the Other Needs the Tool
  • If the truck and trailer are not on level ground when hooking up that could explain why one spring bar requires the tool and the other does not. If you park the trailer on level ground and it still has the same issue then there could be something wrong with one of the spring bars. You will want to compare the two bars off of the trailer and right next to each other to determine if one of them is bent. This could happen if the system was overloaded. If the trailer frame is bent of not even th
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • I do have a recommendation for you but there are currently only 2 Reese Goose Box models available. Goose Box # RP94622 will only fit Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD pin boxes and Fabex PB-600 Series pin boxes. The other one, # RP94622-61301, will only fit Lippert 0115, 1116 and 1716 pin boxes. Neither one is listed as a fit for a Venture pin box but not to worry because there are other adapter solutions. You can use the Andersen Ultimate Connection, # AM3225. This adapter will clamp aro
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Ford F-250 Short Bed with OEM Prep Package
  • Since your 2014 Ford F-250 short bed already has the factory under bed puck system, you can use the Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30144 which will fit directly in the puck system. This hitch offers 10 inches of travel and is rated for 18K gross trailer weight and 4,500 pounds pin weight. To make sure the 10 inches of travel is enough to safely make 90 degree turns, you will need to do a little measuring. Measure from the area right in the middle of all the pucks to the back of the truck cab an
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  • Excessive Trailer Sway Towing 32-Foot Travel Trailer with 6-Inch-Lifted Ram 2500 with 37-Inch Tires
  • My technical contact at Reese confirmed that using a properly-rated and -installed weight distribution/sway control system such as the Reese Dual Cam should provide some reduction in trailer sway. You are correct that the sway you are experiencing when towing with your lifted Ram 2500 with 37-inch tires could be a result of the altered geometry in the tow vehicle, in particular the higher center of gravity. If your current weight distribution set-up has your trailer out of level when hitched
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  • Custom Fit Rails for Reese Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch in a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6.5 Ft Bed
  • We offer the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, #RP50082-58, for use on your 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck. This kit offers custom brackets which mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for your Reese sliding fifth wheel hitch. I am including a video of the installation of the base rails on a similar truck. If your truck has a drop-in bed liner, I am including a video which may be of help. It gives a couple tips about measuring and trimming the l
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  • Why Would Weight Distribution Spring Bars Pop Out Around Corners
  • If you are making very tight turns like backing into a campsite you really should be removing the spring bars as they are not designed for sharp corners. The bars should not be coming out under normal driving or normal turning though. If so, you may not have the system set up properly. If you have a # RP66074 like you referenced I would recommend you go over the installation instructions and review video that I attached to make sure your setup is installed properly. You should check the weigh
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