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Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Review

Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs
Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt

Part Numbers: RP30867,RP30035



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Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs
part number: RP30867

With a serrated dual-jaw design, built-in vibration-isolator system, and easy-to-see king pin indicator, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers simple hookup and a secure connection that ensures a superior ride with minimal jarring and chucking.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch 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
  • 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
  • Single-piece legs with wide stance provide excellent stability
  • Smooth, quiet ride created by cast pivot beam
    • Heavy-duty vibration dampeners minimize rattle and noise, even on rough terrain
    • 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
    • Hitch is compatible with slider or Sidewinder if additional clearance is needed
  • 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, 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)
  • Includes 4 pins and clips


  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6' unless used with a Sidewinder. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside beds.

Secure, 2-Piece, Serrated Jaw

Serrated Jaw of the Reese R20

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 R20 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 R20 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 R20

The R20 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 wide-stance, arched legs and a pivot beam with a wide front-to-back mounting configuration. The pivot beam also has a built-in, heavy-duty 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

The R20 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 R20 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 R20 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, Reese has included a custom-fit lube plate with the R20. This 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 R20's top plate. Grease pockets are integrated into the R20 fifth-wheel trailer hitch so that you can easily maintain the effectiveness of the lube plate.

Note: Lube plate can be removed to fit some applications.

30867 Reese Titan 20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs

Formerly Reese R20

Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt
part number: RP30035

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch with this universal, 10-bolt kit. Rails, brackets and hardware included. Rails mount on top of truck bed floor. Not for use on Reese Elite Series (or Signature Series) models.


  • Base rails provide necessary attachment points for 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Universal brackets fit most applications
    • Adapter brackets can be used to ease installation on certain vehicles
  • Kit includes rails, brackets and hardware
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
    • Works with RBW Li'l Rocker Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch
    • Will not fit Reese Elite Series (Signature Series) or Valley UBS hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 10-Year limited warranty

30035 Reese Fifth Wheel Rails and Mounting Bracket Kit - 10 Bolt Design

Replaces 6005

Video of Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.

Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP30867 Review

Today were going to review part number rp30867. This is the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the fixed legs. This is a 20,000 pound weight capacity hitch. This fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. As you can see right here, has the cast dual-jaw system, which will provide more jaw-to-king-pin contact than your traditional dual-jaw hitches. The geared teeth right down here will ensure even, secure closure for full 360-degree contact.

The secure connection means minimal jarring and chucking. It has a nine-inch wide, two-point European-style funnel, which makes it simple to guide the king pin into the hitch. And it will work great even if trailer or the tow vehicle are not in a straight line. The four-way pivoting head will ease hookup, and even on unlevel ground has a five-Degree side-to-side pivot and it pivots front-to-back also. Single-piece legs with the wide stance provide excellent stability.

The head is held onto the crossmember by a single cast pivot beam. Has the heavy-duty vibration dampeners which will minimize rattle and noise even on rough terrain. Ill just show you those dampeners, turn it to the side here. If I raise the head, youll be able to see the hard yellow rubber, which is a dampener. Theres one on this side, one on this side.

And on the very back Ill show you. You should be able to see right here, the yellow, thats the dampener, and over here on the other side is the dampener also. So you got one here, one over here, one here, and one here. Thatll help minimize rattle and noise even on rough terrain. I also want to show you on the side, you can adjust the hitch height.

If you look here on the side the crossmember has four sets of holes that you can bolt onto the fixed legs. Right now, I have it in the lowest position, which would be 14 inches above the truck bed. If you go to the very bottom one, which would raise it 18 inches above the truck bed. Also, the holes on the fixed legs are elongated, so there is a play of you can move this crossmember one inch front or rear to help gain any cab clearance. This hitch is compatible with slider or Sidewinders if additional clearance is needed. The lockable handle, let me show you on this side. Right here youll see the handle right now is in the lock position. See, its color-coded. The green pointing down means its locked. If you pull it up, the red going up is unlocked. Thatll allow you to open up the hitch. As you can see right there, now the dual-jaws are open. When the king pin slides in, theres a green tab right in there that that king pin will push in on that green tab. When the jaws go around the king pin, you can turn the handle down and theres a hole here you can put a pin and lock through or pin and clip, or you can even put a padlock through there. Padlock would be sold separately for additional security. On the very back, I was mentioning that green pin in the head there when that is pushed all the way. When that king pin slides in and pushes that green tab, as you can see it will actually pop out this indicator on the back of the hitch, and thats what youll be able to see from the rear window of your truck cab. When the screen is popped out, that means that your king pin is fully installed into the hitch head, so that visible indicator will let you determine whether its fully engaged or not. This hitch is a sturdy, powder coated steel which is corrosion resistant. Now for demonstration purposes, I do have it mounted on rails and brackets, but the base rails and installation kit are sold separately. It will work with industry-standard, above-bed rails made by Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley, and you can simplify installation with a vehicle-specific bracket kit. Gross towing weight on this is 20,000 pounds. The vertical load limit is 5,000 pounds. I mentioned the hitch height can go anywhere from 14 to 18 inches, has a limited lifetime warrantee, and one last little feature. If youll notice, it has a black plastic lube plate already installed on the head. Nice thing about that is it will give you the protection of the head from getting scratched. It will also help when the king pin is sliding into attach, it helps the fifth wheel slide easily. Also, there are little pockets right here that you should be able to see on here and those are grease pockets. You can put grease on there and they will settle in there and give you good lubrication on the hitch head. That should do it for review on part number rp30867.

Customer Reviews

Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - RP30867

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

With a serrated dual-jaw design, built-in vibration-isolator system, and easy-to-see king pin indicator, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers simple hookup and a secure connection that ensures a superior ride with minimal jarring and chucking.

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by: Bruce W.05/16/2014

I bought this hitch and the 50140-58 custom rail kit for my 2009 Dodge 2500 Quad with a short bed. I had read several reviews that stated how "quiet" the hitch is because of the rubber isolation dampeners at the pivot points. I had also read how easy it is to "hookup". Yes and yes! While the R16 would have been plenty sufficient for my needs, the R20 includes the lube plate (form fitted to the fifth wheel) that is a $50 item that you must purchase extra for the R16. And, by specification, the R20 gives you 25% more capacity...for about $75. While the entire assembly is pretty heavy, it is very easily disassembled into three manageable pieces by removing three linchpins. We just completed a 6000 mile journey and did have one "problem"; the vibration isolators for fore and aft motion of the head (the fifth wheel) on the cross member (the blue piece) were not holding up even though my trailer's weight was 13K with a 2.5K pin weight...the yellow rubber material seemed too soft. Etrailer jumped right on it, when I contacted them. They put me in touch with Reese, who next-dayed the "orange" replacements (part #58516) to me along my route, at no cost, of course. When things go perfectly you will always be happy with a company and their products, but what they do in a "crisis" is what makes the difference. Etrailer and Reese are #1 in this regard! 130978

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by: Gregg S07/01/2015

Installed easily. I let my son-in-law do the lifting! Arrived fast and undamaged. Far superior to the 15K Pro series I had. It was junk after 2 and a half years. This makes NO noise when pulling my 38 foot 5th wheel. 208600


Its been a year now. I bought this hitch half way through a 8000 mile 105 night trip because my previous slide gate hitch failed. The Reese has never let me down. Were out at least a week every month. Should of bought this the first time around!

Gregg S - 06/30/2016


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by: Ray G07/26/2015

haven't hooked up yet but looks great 214502


It has preformed under all conditions and we are very happy with it - we are full time RV s now and we have a 43 ft toy hauler with 3 slides. We go to remote areas also - off the beaten path- everything we have ask of this fifthwheel hitch has been great - thanks for making a reliable product

Ray G - 08/05/2016


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by: Larry11/07/2015

I not giving "excellent" yet because I haven't pulled with the RV but I'm sure it will be great. Packaging a little beat but product was in great shape. Assembly straight forward and easy. Etrailer customer service readily available and pleasant. 231560


Hitch is great, just now hooking to head for Fl.

Larry - 11/07/2016


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by: George H.01/06/2014

I just finished mounting the Reese R20 in my 2011 GMC Duamax as seen in the attached photo. I found the instructions and drawings to be very good. The installation was straight forward. This hitch replaced an older (1990) hitch which did not have side to side articulation. I am looking forward to the additional flexibility when unhitching and hitching on uneven ground. Thanks for the reference page, particularly the installation video. It was a pleasure doing business with etrailer. 112010

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by: Mark S06/19/2016

I recently purchased a new to me GMC 2008 3500. It already had a 5th wheel hitch which made all kinds of noise and was a pain to hook up and unhook. My earlier truck had a Reese 18K Signature hitch which I did like so I figured I would go back with a Reese hitch. I ordered this hitch and as always it showed up in a few days from E trailer! It drop right in the rails in the bed. Very simple to use, no funny noises from the hitch. Connecting and I connecting could not be simpler. It's the best fifth wheel hitch I have ever used!! 262505

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by: Randy08/13/2016

I upgraded my RV to a 42 foot with 4 slides. I also needed to upgrade my hitch so I decided to try the Reese Titan. I can tell you that this is the best 5th Wheel Hitch I have ever used and I have had several different brands. This hitch has eliminated the normal jerking and metal clanking that comes with other 5th wheel hitches. I have used it for a year now and would recommend to anyone that has a 5th wheel trailer to get one, you will never use a regular one again. I know I won't . 283574

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by: George B06/20/2015

Product was delivered on time. The boxes that the three (3) parts came in were hammered and one of the parts bags was subsequently opened - fortunately, the parts were kept in the box - UPS did a wonderful job of taping the box. It would seem that you all would put a bit more effort into designing a system that better handles these bulky/heavy pieces for shipment. Overall, easy to install (thanks to the video) - about 3-4 hours and I am ready to hook up my 5th wheel. 205946

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by: BrianM07/31/2016

This is a nice heavy duty hitch but a bit cumbersome when hitching and un hitching herd to get fully locked have to move vehicle back and forth then the handle will fully lock coming from an older Reese hitch which was a breeze to hitch surprised me. I also have issues with this hitch fitting my rail have to loosen the head mounting bolts to get it to fully go into the base rails then I tighten the bolts and leave the hitch in the truck for the camping season 277809

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by: Dave06/29/2016

Once the trailer is locked in this hitch is GREAT , But I have found it difficult to fully lock the handle together without rocking the truck back and forth. It is also difficult to unlock the handle when its time to unhook the from the trailer, further more once the handle has unlocked and has been pulled out, the handle tends to slide back into the hitch thus not releasing the trailer. I have to have someone hold the handle out as I pull my truck forward. 266270

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by: Jackie B01/19/2014

This was a gift and he loves it ,has not installed yet. And my sales lady Kim was great, she knew what I needed and shipped it to me very fast. GREAT JOB!! 114172


I am looking at a 20K 30867. Will that fit the same bed rails as a 16K 30866 and are they interchangeable from one to the other?I cannot find any information of the distance between the bracket that goes into the rail.Thank you!Dennis J. Kraus South Dakota

comment by: Dennis J - 04/23/2014


Both the R16 and R20 fifth wheel hitches will fit the same rail set. For the most part, above-bed fifth wheel rails are the same. If you have a truck with a set of rails and currently have the R16 part # 30866, you can pull it out of the rails and drop the R20 30867 right in.

Patrick B - 4/25/2014

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by: Kleeat5505/29/2016

Ordered on Sunday, received on Wednesday, pulling a new fifth wheel toyhauler on Friday. Fantastic hitch at a great price, super fast shipping, etrailer is the best. As with anything that includes instructions, they could have been better. Pretty simple to figure out though. This hitch is top notch, made pulling a 16K pound trailer a breeze with our F350. 253407

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by: Thomas.07/29/2016

This hitch is heavy duty. Cast metal instead of stamped on most other hitches. Love that it came with a custom lube plate. Pulled with no noise or chucking like my older single straight barl hitch. I have a Sidewinder pin box and it works great with it even on my super short bed on a Ram Megacab. 277446

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by: John09/30/2016

I'm very happy with Reese titan 5th wheel, made a huge difference with pulling out. 5th wheel. No more pin slop 301954

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by: Gary B.05/31/2015

Product was as described. Cost was better than anywhere local and no shipping. Arrived within a few days. 199291

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by: Mark Y.11/16/2016

Love our hitch. No problems installing or using. Great sale price too. I would highly recommend. 316979

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by: Angel A.12/18/2014

Installed the Reese R20 hitch. Very easy install. Will be towing with it on Saturday. 166092

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by: Charles Kinard09/27/2016

Working out great, just a little bit of noise. Might be the pins in the bed rails. 300776

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by: D. J. H.08/10/2016

The hitch works as expected! Easy to install (1hr.) and easy to use. 282280

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by: Bruce B.02/24/2015

High quality, heavy duty equipment1 175922

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by: Bruce08/24/2016

On time on point 287285

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by: Bryan02/17/2015

Review from a similar Fifth Wheel R20 in Fifth Wheel

I can't review this product as excellent yet since I haven't towed with it. But, product arrived when expected and despite the box being torn up, everything was there and in good condition. I might add that the unit is shipped in two boxes and the box with the head unit in it was the one that was torn up. It was shipped out exactly as Reese boxed it. On the other hand, etrailer box up the slider unit in another box and it arrived in perfect condition. Installation was fairly simple with some minor problems. One of the bolt on legs on the slider unit was on a slight angle and I had to hammer it to a more straight alignment to get it to go into my rails. Also, the pins to attach the slide unit to the rails were in the box with the head. I spent about 10 minutes going through everything to find my "missing parts". Finally, it is stated in the instructions, but took me a minute to find this--you cannot install this head on this slider unit in the lowest bolt position. I also measured the distance from my truck bed and at the 2nd lowest position (the lowest I can get with this combo unit) it sits 18" above my truck bed. The literature states the head can adjust from 14" to 18" above the truck bed. In my case, it would be 18" at the lowest and 20" at the highest. Until I hook up my rig, I won't know how this will affect the trailer level. My old hitch head was about 16.5" above the bed, so this is an increase of 1.5 inches and I have no way to make it any lower. The quality of this unit is impressive right from the unboxing. Instructions are fairly well laid out and easy to understand, but you need to make sure you read everything closely. My only gripe was that they had pictures of all the parts to help you identify them, but for some reason they had no picture of the "roller pin" that attaches the two pieces of the slide handle together or clear instructions on how to insert it. But, I eventually figured it out. From unboxing to fully installed was about 1 hour. I was able to do the entire install by myself except for lifting the head unit onto the slider. I could have done it, but it wouldn't have been smart, considering it weighs 130 pounds. Alternately, you could remove the actual head from the pivot and install them separately, so it could be done with one person. I can't wait to try out the hitch with my trailer, but considering all of the frustrations I have been having with my old Husky unit, this should feel like the Cadillac of hitches to me. One final note. I spoke with the reps at etrailer two different times. Both of the people I talked to were extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with, especially Vince, who also had great follow up with me. I would definitely do business with them in the future. 175124

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by: Greg B.06/14/2016

Review from a similar Fifth Wheel R20 in Fifth Wheel

First I should say I LOVE etrailer.com and the customer service. I originally purchased a Curt Q20 from them. I have or will write a review of that hitch under that item soon. The Curt would not articulate forward and backwards and I was unable to hookup my 30ft Fifth wheel as it the RV is in an enclosure and there was a very slight incline and the hitch wouldn't line up. After contacting Etrailer.com with the problem and doing more research on other hitches I settled on this hitch. Bill at etrailer gave this hitch a great review and recommendation. he first attempted to help me with the Curt hitch and when I decided it wouldn't work he helped me with return shipping and shipping out the new one. I just finished installing the Reese I hooked up with NO problems on the first try! I'd spent over an hour and half trying to get the Curt to hookup! so to say I'm pleased would be an understatement. Now, this is a more expensive hitch but the peace of mind going some place and being able to hook and unhook on uneven ground is worth it! the only problem I encountered was one of the supplied lock nuts was not machined correctly so i'll purchase one here. this hitch is easy to mount in the rails unlike the Curt. but mostly I'm so impressed with the customer service. everyone I spoke with but especially Bill...........returned my calls, answered my questions and made sure I was completely satisfied! if I encounter any problems with the hitch i'll post after my first pull in a few weeks. 261215

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by: Mark07/27/2015

Review from a similar Fifth Wheel R20 in Fifth Wheel

I really appreciated the very informative videos etrailer provided for the install on my 2015 Silverado 2500. I was able to focus my efforts on the high degree of manual dexterity required to mount the rails to my truck without the assistance of a lift. It was a very rewarding experience and I was shocked to learn the positions I could get my aging body into under that truck. Couple of Tips from me to the next guy: 1) Use electrical tape on lead wire coil and bolt. Too nerve racking pulling on that wire and hoping it wasn't going to yank free of the bolt. 2) When you go to install the washer, lockwasher, nut combination, put a piece of duct tape over the hole in the top of the frame. When (not if) you drop the nut it will bounce off the tape rather than making the nothing but net swishing sound on it's way into your truck frame. Really solid hitch. I'm very satisfied with the purchase. 214651

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by: Allan L11/30/2016

Review from a similar Fifth Wheel R20 in Fifth Wheel

Received the Titan hitch in 3 boxes,1 was good, other 2 were mangled with parts of hitch exposed. Opened and found minor gouges on hitch pad otherwise ok. Was disappointed to see hitch was made in China! Have some concerns about long-term quality! Put hitch together on floor,when I put the top pad on,I noticed a rubber bumper had fallen off.When I removed top pad one of the bumpers had broken off.Cheap Chinese 8-32 screw had broken in half! Replaced both bumpers with American cap screws. I havn't tried to tow with it yet.Etrailer was good,and will buy from them again.Would feel better if this was a USA hitch! 321012

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by: Derek R.07/04/2016

Review from a similar Fifth Wheel R20 in Fifth Wheel

Unit has functioned adequately. Two problems with this unit. 1 - the green indicator did not have a spring installed when it arrived. I ordered a new indicator and on the seconday use with the new indicator the spring broke out. 2- the Greece nipple on the unit both fell out as if they were never threaded in. Pushed the nipple back in and have worked with them in this condition. I didn't notice the greas nipple issue until the second year when I first tried to grease the unit. 268032

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by: Jon G.07/18/2016

Review from a similar Fifth Wheel R20 in Fifth Wheel

This is a great hitch from a great company to order from. Mark M was very helpful from the moment he came on the phone to the follow-up messages to make sure we were getting the service expected. I would recommend them and the hitch (which has some nice safety features to make sure the hitch gets hitched) to anyone. 273130

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by: Rick G.12/09/2014

Review from a similar Fifth Wheel R20 in Fifth Wheel

Fast shipping. great customer responds when I had a problem with missing items 163928


Ask the Experts about this Fifth Wheel

  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Options for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 4-Door Short Bed
  • For your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed, there are a few options for 5th wheel trailer hitch mounting kits, both custom and universal. For starters, there are 2 custom fit options that I think would work best for your truck. First we have kit # RP50066-58. This kit has custom brackets that will install on the outsides of the frame rails of the truck which you can see in the installation instructions I have linked for you. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation. The
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  • Comparing Reese 5th Wheel Hitches R16 # RP30866 and R20 # RP30867
  • The Reese R16 and R20 5th wheel hitches, parts # RP30866 and # RP30867, have many features and characteristics in common, including a cast serrated dual-jaw system for 360-degree king pin contact, and a wide funnel and a 4-way pivoting head for easier hitching. They differ in their pin weight (vertical load) and gross towing weight ratings and as you noted, in that the R20 has an integrated (and removable) lube plate. As you point out, the R16 has sufficient capacity for your new fifth
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  • Does the Head of the Reese R20 5th Wheel Hitch Get Greased
  • For the Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30867 you will not need to lube the trailer connector or use any additional plastic accessory for lubrication. This hitch head includes what Reese considers a custom lube plate that is a plastic like material. In fact the installation instructions indicate that this lube plate should not be lubricated with automotive grease. An additional round lube plate should not be used in conjunction with this specific hitch, since it has the custom lube
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  • How to Determine if I Can Make a 90 Degree Turn with a 5th Wheel Trailer and a Dodge Ram Mega Cab
  • I know turning clearance can be a problem with the Megacab models of the Ram trucks. We do not carry any automatic sliding hitches at this time, only manual slide hitches, but we often find that sliding fifth wheel hitches do not always cut it when it comes to the Ram trucks with the Megacab due to the bed and cab size. Typically, a Sidewinder pin box and a fixed fifth wheel hitch is required to safely make a 90 degree turn with these trucks, especially if the trailer does not have the
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  • Replacement Rubber Isolators for Reese R16/Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • Reese did have an issue with the isolators on the R16 hitches. the new ones are orange, not yellow. The orange ones are the upgraded version, # RP58515. Reese might go ahead and warranty you out some if you were to tell them that the problem keeps happening and that you want the orange ones (their part number is 58515). The ones for the R20, # RP58516, are not exactly the same so I can't recommend them for the R16.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch And Installation Kit For 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Short Bed
  • We have a few options that may work for your 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. Since you said you have a short bed you will need a slider hitch at the least, and you said you have bed rails that you do not wish to take off. This would then require a hitch that has more height so you have clearance for the rails. I was not able to find the number 30031 you asked about. You would need to verify the hitch and what its capabilities were to safely use it for your camper. I will make some recommendations
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  • Proper Trailer Height for Unhitching Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Your king pin must be on the short end of tolerance. A fifth wheel king pin won't come in varying lengths, they're pretty much industry standard unless they're worn. Ideally, when you hitch and unhitch, you want the king pin about an inch to an inch and 1/2 below level. That way when you're hitching up, the hitch will actually lift the king pin a bit to prevent the fifth wheel from being high-hitched. You can jack the fifth wheel until the truck bed begins to lift, then drop it down
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  • Under-Bed Rails And Adapter For Fifth Wheel Hitch On 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • We do offer an under bed rail and installation kit for your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. The under-bed system, part # RP30868 is designed to work with the Reese Elite Series and Signature Series 5th-wheel and gooseneck trailer hitches. For the under-bed system to be able to work with standard fifth wheel hitches, the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter, part # RP30156 needs to be used. This adapter installs in the truck bed pucks for the under-bed rails, # RP30868. I have attached
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  • Are Tongue Weight, Hitch Weight and Pin Weight The Same Thing For a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Tongue weight and hitch weight describe the same thing, the amount of downward force applied to the hitch. For a fifth wheel hitch, it's usually called pin weight. A 3/4 or 1 ton truck with a long bed would be the preferred vehicle for towing a fifth wheel trailer. The vehicle will have plenty of power and a suspension designed for heavy loads. The long bed will ensure plenty of clearance between the front of the fifth wheel and the rear of the truck cab. It sounds like you've done
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  • Does the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch Need Another Lubrication Plate or Grease
  • For the Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30867 you will not need to lube the trailer connector or use any additional plastic accessory for lubrication. This hitch head includes what Reese considers a custom lube plate that is a plastic like material. In fact the installation instructions indicate that this lube plate should not be lubricated with automotive grease. An additional round lube plate should not be used in conjunction with this specific hitch, since it has the custom lube
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  • What is the Best Type of Truck for Towing a 2013 Keystone Cougar 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Any 3/4 ton or 1 ton (250/350 or 2500/500) is going to be able to handle the weight of your 5th wheel trailer without a problem. This trailer is actually on the light side as far as 5th wheels go, but I imagine that the weights you have given are the dry weights and the trailer will have a higher gross weight. But that will not be a problem either. An F-250 will be a good choice. But I strongly advise that you get a long bed (8 foot bed). A long bed truck is going to provide you with
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Liter Standard Bed Off Road Package
  • According to the owners manual for the 2014 Toyota Tundra the maximum that the truck can tow is 10,500 pounds and that is for a specific model (2-wheel drive, regular cab, long bed with 5.7 liter and factory towing package). Since your model has the off road package it is likely 4-wheel drive. Depending on the model code of your truck you might be able to tow up to 9,900 pounds. You will want to consult the truck owners manual to know specifically what your towing capacity is since there
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  • How Hard is Installation of a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Dually
  • Installation of a 5th wheel trailer hitch takes the better part of the day and probably a couple of friends and a case of your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. It also depends on which installation kit you choose. There are custom kits and universal kits. The difference is that a custom kit requires far less drilling and time to install when compared to a universal kit. For your 2013 Chevy Silverado I recommend custom installation kit # RP50066-58. It is the custom kit that we like to
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch To Fit Either 2013 Flagstaff or 2014 Rockwood RV Using a 2009 Dodge 1500 5-1/2ft bed
  • The hitch installation measurements will be the same when installing a 5th wheel hitch in your 2009 Dodge 1500 Crewcab shortbed no matter which 5th wheel trailer you choose. Considering your vehicle and your trailer options, I recommend using the Reese 16K Premium Double Jaw # RP30866. The main reason I picked this unit was because it is a double jaw system which is good for secure towing, and most important, it has a vibration-isolator-system that reduces jarring. The custom base
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  • Will the Reese R20 5th Wheel Hitch RP30867 Fit in Bed Rails Used for a Gooseneck Plate
  • Many of the fifth-wheel rail brands have standardized hole spacing on their rails, so the Reese R20 fifth-wheel will fit as long as you have Reese, Draw-Tite, Pro Series, Curt, Valley, or Husky brand rails. You could also look at the brand on the gooseneck plate. If it is one of the brands I mentioned, then you would know that the R20 fifth-wheel will work in the rails also. I am including a demonstration video of the R20 for reference.
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  • Mounting Tab Dimensions of Reese R20 # RP30867 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • I am assuming you are asking about the distance apart of the mounting tabs that insert into the bed mounting rails. The side to side dimension, measured center hole to center hole is 20-1/2 inches. Front to back, center tab to center tab measures 22 inches, as you can see in the photo I edited for you. The Reese R20 is compatible with Reese, Curt, Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite, Pro Series, Husky or Valley bed rails.
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  • How Tight Should the Rear Pivot Bolt of the Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Be
  • I spoke to my contact at Reese and he informed me that the bolt you are referring to does not have a specific torque rating. He said that the proper way to tighten that bolt is to turn the nut till it makes contact with the blue piece and then from there tighten until the castle nut lines up with the hole for the cotter pin to slide through. The idea is to have it snug enough that there isn't any movement but also loose enough that movement isn't restricted.
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  • Will Factory 5th Wheel Rail Kit Fit a Reese Hitch in a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • If Chevy is putting in the below the bed 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit for Reese then you will need to use a Reese Elite Series 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30142 for a long bed or # RP30144 for a short bed. The Reese R20, # RP30867, fits industry standard above the bed rails with mounting slots that are spaced 20-1/2 inches apart on center side to side and 22 inches apart on center front to back.
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  • Does Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch have to be Mounted with an Offset in a 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • The Reese R20 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30867 can be offset 1 inch forward or backward so it does not have to be offset at all if you do not want it to be. With a short bed truck though unless you have a specially designed 5th wheel trailer or it is not very wide you would most likely need the slider version of this hitch, # RP30870. The slider version offers 11 inches of travel for additional clearance when making tight turns. I have linked the videos for both hitches for you.
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  • Installation of the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Head # RP30867 with Existing Reese 16K Pro Series Rails
  • The Reese 16K Pro-Series hitch above bed rail kits install using one of the following installation rail kits: # RP30035-023, # RP30035-186, or the # RP56011-53. These are the same installation rail kits that are used for installing the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Head # RP30867, and are rated accordingly for the increase in towing capacity too. The Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Head fits industry standard above the bed rails, like the rails you have installed in your truck. The difference in the
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  • Are Replacement Parts Available For the RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Replacement parts for the RBW Lil Rocker are no longer available. RBW Industries, the manufacturer of the Lil Rocker, was acquired by AL-KO Kober Corp and the fifth wheel lines were discontinued. You may be able to find replacement parts on private ad sites or auction sites, but new replacement parts are not available. If you would consider a new fifth wheel hitch, we have several options that you may be interested in. An economical hitch that has a similar design to the Lil Rocker
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  • Can I Haul Fifth-Wheel or Gooseneck Trailer With 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 5.5 Ft. Short Bed 2WD Crew Cab
  • For a fifth wheel hitch, we do have applications for the 5.5 ft. bed of the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500, but use of a Sidewinder King Pin is required for clearance. A Sidewinder King Pin will move the pivot point of the trailer back 22 Inches which will give you additional clearance needed to make turns (see Sidewinder FAQ). Before buying a fifth wheel trailer, I would recommend using our Pin Box Conversion chart that shows all the fifth-wheel pin boxes that are compatible with Sidewinder King
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  • Will an RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Reese Rails on a 1981 Chevy C/K Series Pick Up
  • We have determined that the RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch will fit in Reese rails that come with the installation kit, # RP30035, that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation of this kit and a 5th wheel hitch you can use as a reference.
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  • Installing a Reese 14K Fifth Wheel Hitch on a 2005 Chevy Pickup
  • I have included a link to the installation instructions for the universal kit, # RP30035. Instructions for your 2006 Chevy Silverado start on page 5. We have a video that shows the installation process. Because you have a short bed pickup, please make sure your hitch has a slider on it. Otherwise, there will not be enough clearance at the front of your trailer, and the corners will impact your cab during sharp turns. If you don't already have a 7-way trailer connector installed in
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  • What Bracket and Rail Kit to Install Reese Trail Boss 15K 5th Wheel Hitch on 1995 Ford F350
  • We do not offer a custom-fit 5th wheel install kit for your 1995 Ford F350, but we do have a universal-fit install kit from Reese, part # RP30035. This kit includes universal under-bed brackets and their mounting hardware, as well as the above bed rails and the hardware required to mount those to the under-bed brackets. Drilling will be required to install this kit. I confirmed with my contact at Reese that this kit is fully compatible with their Trail Boss 5th wheel hitches. It will
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  • Is There A Standard Dimension Between Base Rails On Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30035
  • On the Reese Fifth Wheel Universal Installation Kit, # RP30035, the standard dimension between the base rails is 22 inches on center apart. The measurement that is used to install the universal base rails is from the rear edge of truck bed to the rear edge of the base rail closest to the rear edge of truck. When installing the universal base rails you will want to install the rear rail using the measurements in the instructions for your particular vehicle. Then, with the rear base rail
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  • 2015 Chevrolet 2500 HD Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation and Installation Instructions
  • The rear edge of the rear rail of the Universal Rail Kit part # RP30035 will install 25-1/4 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed on your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed. I attached a picture of the page of the installation instructions for this rail kit that are relative to your vehicle. I also attached a link to the installation instructions for this kit for you to check out to the right. For a custom install kit you would want the part # RP50066-58. This will install in about
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for 14K Reese Hitch on a 2002 Chevy Silverado
  • The Reese universal installation kit # RP30035 will accept your 14K Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch. This kit does fit your 2002 Chevy Silverado unless it is a 1500HD long bed but we do not have a video on that particular truck. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you do have a 1500HD you can use a custom installation kit like # C16418-204. Even though this is a Curt brand installation kit it is still compatible with your Reese hitch.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2006 F-250 Superduty Universal Versus Custom
  • The best kits to use for 5th Wheel installation are the custom kits. According to our installers the custom kit will save you a lot of time and energy because they are designed to fit with the factory construction of your 2006 Ford F-250. The universal kit will work on your vehicle, but it requires a more difficult installation including more drilling than the custom kit. The Custom install kits for 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duties are the Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit
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  • Will an Older Reese Kwik Slide 5th Wheel Hitch Fit in Universal Reese 5th Wheel Rails in 2002 F-150
  • Yes, the 1998 model Reese Kwik Slide fifth-wheel hitch will work in standard fifth-wheel rails, and the Universal Installation Kit, # RP30035, will work for you. Your hitch is basically just an older version of the Reese Slider Hitch, # RP30051, with a slightly lower capacity rating and possibly wider legs that will install in the outer most slots in the fifth-wheel rails. For your 2002 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 foot bed, I would recommend using the Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation
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  • Compatibility of Reese Fifth Wheel Truck Bed Rails with Hitches from Different Manufacturers
  • The Reese fifth wheel bed rails, like those included with the # RP30035 Fifth Wheel Install Kit are compatible with many, but not all fifth wheel hitches. They can be used with Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite, Reese, Valley, Curt or Husky above bed mount fifth wheel hitches. The # RP30035 is considered a universal kit that will fit many different makes and models of truck. In many cases a custom install kit is available, that would make for an easier, less time consuming install. If you are
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  • Is the Reese Universal Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Compatible with 16K Reese Quick Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • That universal install kit will work just fine with your hitch and your vehicle. You can also use a set of custom fit brackets, part # RP50064, to replace the universal brackets and reduce your install time.
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  • Will Valley Fifth Wheel Hitches Fit in Reese Fifth Wheel Rails
  • Yes, Valley Fifth Wheel Hitches and Valley Fifth Wheel Gooseneck plates will both fit into Reese Fifth Wheel rails.
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  • Installing a Fifth Wheel Hitch on a 2008 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab Pickup
  • Since your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado has the short bed, you will need a fifth wheel with a slider. This will ensure that you have no clearance issues while turning. Please let me know what you are planning on towing and I would be glad to make a suggestion for you. The installation kit you will need to install the fifth wheel is either the # RP50064-58 custom install kit or the # RP30035 universal install kit. The custom install kit is much easier to install and requires less drilling
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  • Installation Instructions for a Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch on a 1999 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup
  • The kit you will need is Reese Universal Fifth Wheel Kit, part # RP30035. I have added a link to the kit and the instructions below. Since your truck has the short bed on it, I would strongly recommend adding a slider. A slider will prevent the front of your trailer from coming into contact with the rear of your cab during sharp turns. I have added a link to our slider department below.
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  • Availability of Fifth Wheel Hitch to Fit Older Style Fifth Wheel Rails that Run Parallel to Frame
  • Sounds like you have the old style fifth wheel rails that run front to back. Demco makes rails like this and they are referred to as their SL Series line. The Demco Hijacker SL Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076SL-16K is designed to fit the SL rails like the part # DM8553004-12. It sounds like you are looking for a hitch to attach directly to your parallel fifth wheel rails as well as get a gooseneck adapter like part # DM5992.
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  • 5th Wheel Install Kit for a Valley Power Pull Hitch and 1995 Ford F-350
  • Your Valley Power Pull 5th wheel trailer hitch will fit in industry standard above-the-bed rails from Reese, Husky, and Pro Series. For your 1995 Ford F-350 I recommend universal installation kit # RP30035. The universal kit is a lower cost option but does require drilling into the truck frame and takes longer to install compared to custom fit kits.
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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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  • Where to Position 5th Wheel Base Rails on 2015 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • Installation of the Reese 5th wheel base rail kit # RP30035 in your 2015 Ford-F-250 requires that the rear edge of the rear base rail be positioned 32-1/2-inches from the rear edge of the truck bed. Do not position the rails based on the tailgate, but on the rear edge of the bed itself. The vehicle-specific installation information for this kit in your truck are shown on page 12 of the linked instructions. I also prepared a photo diagram for you showing this measurement.
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  • Compatiblility a Universal 5th Wheel Kit and RBW UHS-88-15 5th Wheel Hitch on a 1995 Ford 3/4 Ton
  • The Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit, item # RP30035, will work great in an 8 foot bed 1995 Ford 3/4 ton. The RBW UHS-88-15, fifth-wheel hitch is not compatible with the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit, item # RP30035 though. You will need to contact an RBW dealer to get the proper installation hardware for the UHS-88-15 hitch. If you would like an economical setup that uses standard base rails, the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 15,000 lbs, item
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