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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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  • Replacement Hardware to Swap # RP50066-58 5th Wheel Brackets from 2013 Silverado to 2015 Silverado
  • You're in luck! The 2013 and 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 use the same frame brackets. Assuming you already have the bed rails and the frame brackets, but only need the hardware, here's what you'd need: To install the brackets to the truck frame, you'll need the # RP50066F hardware kit. To attach the bed rails to the frame brackets, you'll need the # RP58430 hardware kit. I've linked you to the installation instructions for the install kit (in case you don't have them any more) as well...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Chevy Silverado 2500HD Towing a 6k Trailer
  • Weight distribution systems like the part # RP66151 that you referenced are recommended any time the weight of the trailer exceeds 50 percent of the vehicle's weight. Since your trailer weighs 6,000 lbs I would highly recommend you use a WD system. 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....
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  • Can Reese Dual Cam System Part # 26002 Replace Previous Generation Sway Control
  • The dual cam sway control systems have changed a few times over the years. Since your current setup is 10 years old it is most likely 2 generations behind current. The part # RP26002 that you referenced would be the correct kit to use and would work well with your current spring bars as long as they have the curved ends (which they should since all dual cam systems require this).
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  • Reese SC Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Trailer with 600 lbs Tongue Weight
  • If you use a weight distribution system that is over-rated for a trailer you will end up with a very harsh ride. You won't damage anything per se, but it will be an uncomfortable 500 miles. 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...
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  • Limited Backup Options with my 5th Wheel Pin Box
  • Thanks for sending a picture! Seems to me you need a slider fifth wheel hitch since you are hitting your truck bed walls while maneuvering in reverse or narrow spaces. A slider king pin can be released, which moves the hitch allowing the king pin closer to the tailgate. What I recommend is the Curt 5th wheel trailer slider hitch # C16646 because of the non binding slider ensures proper clearance during tight maneuvers. The slider can travel 12-inches front to back. It has a 24,000...
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  • Will Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 Raise Height of Pull-Rite Hitch
  • Yes, the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 that you referenced will have its top mounting surface (where an industry-standard hitch will mount) approximately 1-5/8-inches higher than a set of standard above-bed base rails. Standard rails' top surface is 1-3/8-inches above the truck bed. A hitch will sit on top of this adapter, not in between its 4 sides.
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  • How to Identify Pin Box Brand and Part Number for Selecting a Replacement Reese Goose Box
  • 5th wheel pin boxes usually have a sticker on their left side to indicate the manufacturer name and part number. For example, among the most common pin boxes in use today is a Lippert 1621. A Reese Goose Box is the best method for adapting a 5th wheel trailer to a tow vehicle that is equipped with a gooseneck hitch. Although there are other types of products to do this, only a Reese Goose Box avoids the additional stress on the trailer's frame that is introduced by all other types. Other...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Travel Trailer with 400 lbs Tongue Weight
  • 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. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Typically tongue weight is 10-15 percent...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The Reese 4-bolt installation kit # RP30095 will fit your 1999 Dodge Ram 2500. It will hold a 5th wheel hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails or a gooseneck plate such as # 49080. Please note that if the trailer you are towing is greater than 18,000 pounds you will need to add bolts at the center holes of the rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Husky Round Bar Weight Distribution System
  • Most chain hanging weight distribution systems use a set screw to hold the chain hanging brackets in place and drilling is not required. This is the case with the Husky round bar systems as well. You will not have to drill. You will tighten the back hex bolt (set screw) by hand until you cannot turn it anymore. Then using a wrench give it another 1/4 turn.
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  • Will Reese Quick-Install Custom 5th Wheel Brackets Fit 4 and 10 Bolt Rails in a 2015 Ram 2500
  • The rails used in the universal installation kit # RP30035 are the same as the ones used in Quick-Install kit # RP50054-58. The 4-bolt rails, # RP30124, would also work. The instructions for kit # RP50054-58, linked for reference, show installation using both types of rails. The installer must not have looked far enough into the instructions to see it. If using the 4-bolt rails then the hardware kit needed is # RP58406.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD with Quadra Lift
  • First thing you want to do is check the owners manual of your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with quadra lift air suspension to see if the vehicle is rated for use with a WD system. You can use a weight distribution system on a vehicle that has auto-leveling suspension. But in order to set it up properly you want to first put the tongue weight of the trailer on the vehicle, let it level itself, and then finish the setup procedures. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is...
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  • Spring Hanger Location Range for Reese SC Weight Distribution Systems
  • Without knowing specifically what model weight distribution system you have it would be very hard for me to help you with the dimension you are looking for. It sounds like you are looking for where to put the chain hangers along the trailer frame in relation to the center of the ball hole on the coupler. It is possible that there is a range for where to mount the chain hangers depending on the tongue weight of the setup like the SC Systems like part # RP66155 which has a range from 18...
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  • Will Air Suspension Work For 2012 Ford F-250 With Lift Kit When Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • To safely tow your trailer I recommend you do not install the lift kit on your 2012 Ford F-250. Trucks with a lift kit tend to pose a very tough challenge for towing. We do not offer any sort of adapter/kit to raise the height of the 5th wheel hitch in your truck bed. An air suspension kit would not be the answer to leveling your fifth wheel with a lifted truck. Options would be to raise the hitch head to its highest position and if it still does not allow your trailer to clear the...
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  • Why Can't a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Slid Back When Using a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • There are a couple of reasons why you cannot slide a slider hitch back when using a Sidewinder. First, if you were to do so, you would have to remove the tailgate on the truck because there is no room otherwise. There may not even be enough room with the just a slider and not using a Sidewinder at all. The second issue is stress. The hitch is set up to have the center of the trailer king pin, or the Sidewinder king pin, over the center or slightly forward of the rear truck axle. Using...
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  • Install Kit for Husky 5th Wheel Hitch on 2014 Ram 2500
  • Husky doesn't offer a frame bracket kit for the 2014 Ram 2500. Reese makes a frame bracket/bed rail kit that's a fit, part # RP56009-53, or Curt offers their version, which is part # C16427-204. I believe you stated that you already have the Husky bed rails, is that correct? We don't recommend mixing manufacturers of bed rails and frame brackets, because they haven't been tested together, the weight capacity would be unknown. We recommend using frame brackets and bed rails from the...
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  • Having Difficulty Mounting Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154 in 2014 Ram 2500 with Bedliner
  • I spoke with my technical contact at Reese and when it comes to the bail pins on the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30154, we recommend that you insert them from the bottom of the adapter before installing it in the bed of your truck. By doing this there is a good possibility this will give you the additional room needed due to the spray in bedliner in your truck. As for having trouble getting the rails to come back out of the truck, loosening the jam nuts on the adapter and...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Installed on Chevy Silverado 2500 with Utility Service Bed
  • It is possible to install a 5th wheel hitch in a truck that has a service bed depending on the type of service bed. If the service bed is the type that has all the doors and storage on the sides and is much larger than a regular side rails on a truck bed, you will not be able to install a 5th wheel hitch. If the service bed is more like a flat bed, it is possible to install a hitch. It would be a custom installation that would have to be performed by a qualified professional. The hitch...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Aluminum Trailer Carrying Honda Goldwing
  • 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. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Reese has confirmed that their weight distribution...
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  • Sway Control Recommendation for a Trailer with 450 lbs of Tongue Weight
  • 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. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. If you went with a system rated too low...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control for 2011 GMC Yukon Towing 4500 lb Travel Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need 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 your Yukon 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 distribution...
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  • What is the Towing Capacity for a 2006 Ford F-350 Dually
  • According to the owners manual to calculate the capacity of your 2006 Ford F-350 Dually: Take curb weight, hitch hardware and the driver’s weight, then subtract them from the GCWR gross combined weight rating) listed for your vehicle series, engine, transmission and drive axle ratio. This calculation will give you the maximum trailer weight possible for your vehicle. 5.4L Motor with 3.73 rear axle, manual transmission the GCWR is 15,000 pounds, 16,500 with automatic. 5.4L Motor with...
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  • Length of the Electrical Lead for the GMC LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover # 86061 is 13-3/4 inches
  • I spoke to my contact at Reese and he informed me that the length of the harness on the GMC LED Lighted Trailer Hitch Cover # 86061 is 13-3/4 inches.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Hitch Prep
  • I have a solution for you, but since you have a short bed truck the trailer you plan towing will have to either have a Sidewinder or Reese Revolution pin box so that you have clearance to make tight turns. For an Elite style Reese Hitch confirmed to fit the hitch prep you have in your 2014 Ram 2500 you would want the part # RP30160. If you want to go this route but don't have a Sidewinder or Revolution you will need to replace the pin box of your trailer with one. Sidewinders are...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • First, the main appeal of the underbed installation kits for 5th wheel hitches is the fact that you won't have rails sticking up in the bed so it is essentially completely open when the hitch isn't in place. The rails do not stick up that much so for the most part people are fine with above the bed rails. It all just depends how often you place on carrying something in the bed. There are some pretty big differences between Reese hitch # RP30870 and # RP30083. First, the head on the Titan...
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  • Is a 2015 Ram 2500 Too Tall to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • First, if the axles on the trailer are physically flipped upside down, that can cause all sort of problems with suspension and tire wear as well as ride quality and tracking behind the truck. The axles should have a bow in them that points up in the middle. But if you mean that the leaf spring stack was moved to the tops of the axles then that is fine. What you can do is measure from level ground to the bottom of the 5th wheel trailer overhang (with the 5th wheel level). Then you can...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2001 Dodge Ram Short Bed
  • On your 2001 Dodge Ram short bed, if using the Reese universal installation kit # RP30035 measure from the rear edge of the bed forward 28-7/16 inches to locate the rear edge of the back rail. This will put the center of the hitch jaws approximately 2 inches forward of the center of the rear axle. I have linked the instructions for you.
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  • Minimum Required Clearance Dimensions for 5th Wheel Trailer and Short Box Ford F-250
  • The diagram I have linked for you shows the recommended minimum clearance distances for trucks towing 5th wheel trailers. The diagram includes vertical clearance at the bed rails as well as lateral clearance at the tailgate and bumper. When adjusting your hitch and pin box heights you want to find the sweet spot where you get the maximum clearance between truck bed rails and trailer overhang that still keeps your trailer dead level or close to it. It may be necessary to also adjust the...
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  • Does Ford Lighted Emblem Fit an F-150 with Backup Camera
  • If the backup camera on your Ford F-150 is located in the stock emblem or the emblem housing then lighted emblem # 86094 would not be a fit. You could still use it but it would have to go somewhere else on the back of the truck.
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  • Weight Distribution for a Jayco Class A Motor Home
  • First, you might want to consider some stabilization for the motor home. Weight distribution with sway control and reduce sway of the trailer but you will still have the issue with the motor home getting pushed around. I would need to know the chassis your motor home is built on to determine which stabilization products fit. 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,...
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