Today we are going to assemble part number RP30047 from Reese. This is a 16K fifth wheel hitch. To start off, we are going to take the legs and assemble them on our rails here that are pre-existing on the truck. Then we will take our cross bar assembly that goes across, this will simply sit over the top, you can adjust it up and down as you need to match the height of your trailer. Then slide these bolts from the inside, out. :37
We will put the lock nuts on the outside here. At this point we will tighten down our bolts. Now that we have our legs and cross brace installed, you want to check if you can take the hitch in and out of the rails easily. If you can, that is a good sign and you can put the pins in and assemble the rest of the hitch. We will now install the pins and clips. 1:22
We are going to install our bumpers now. They are going to go on the front side of the hitch. The pin head screw goes through the center of the rubber bumper and a speed nut goes on the bottom. We will take the screw and push it through the bumper, take a screw driver and push it in, it in place, and take the speed nut and snug it up and you are good to go. Our center section that pivots will go in next. It will be held in place by this pin right here. It will get pushed in just like that, and it will have a clip on the other side to hold it in place. Lets go ahead and it in and tap the pin in with a rubber mallet. Then install our safety pin. Next we will go ahead and install our handle with a latch. Right here you want to put your cotter pin and then bend one half over and we should be good. The grip will be slid on the handle, and that will finish our assembly. 2:52
We will show you how the latch works for a king pin on the trailer. Take the handle and pull out, and move it to one side, usually the back, it will catch in the dent here, and lock the jaws open. Back your trailer into it and then pull on your handle here, pull a little bit, and it will lock back into place. Once you have your king pin secured, put the safety latch over the handle here and you could also use a padlock or safety pin to keep everything latched together. Once this is down, you cannot pull the handle out. The range of movement we will show next. It will rock from side to side and also from front to rear. With that, that will finish our assembly of part number RP30047 from Reese.