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Chevrolet Silverado fifth wheel hitches from Reese, B&W, Draw-Tite, Husky and Curt are available with custom installation kits to make your install as easy as possible. We offer standard 5th wheel hitches and slider systems custom designed for your Chevrolet Silverado.




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Fifth Wheel Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed, well be installing the Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch, part number PS30094, along with the mounting rail kit part number RP50064-58. We've already gone ahead and remove the rear wheels and lower the spare tire. This will make installing our side brackets much easier as we get to that point. Our first step for the install is going to be measuring from the rear edge of the bed to the rear edge of our front rail. We'll want a total 47-1/2 inches. Let's go ahead and do that now.



Fifth Wheel Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 series long bed, we will be installing Reese custom base, rails, and brackets part number RP50066-58. Before we get started we want to lower the spare tire, and bring it down out of our way so we have more working room. With that removed we want to go into the bed and measure out and mark the rear rail. The measurements are provided in the installation instructions are going to be from the end of the bed, to the rear edge of the rear rail. We also want to take and make sure the rear rail is centered in between the wheel wells. :36



Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 series we will be installing the fifth wheel to gooseneck wiring harness from Pollak part number PK11893-11932. The 5th wheel wiring harness that we are going to be installing today actually comes in two separate pieces here. The one end has these two connected ports that are going to plug into the backside of our existing 7 pole on the truck. There are open pins here on the other end, what we are going to do is wire that into the connector, and that is what is going to mount inside the bed. :37



Fifth Wheel Installation - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Today on this 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD we are going to install part number P50064-58. The first thing we want to do is go ahead and lower the spare tire. In this case we will remove the rear wheel well. You do not have to do this, but it makes things a lot easier to get accomplished. While under the truck we will remove this section of the heat shield which we are going to need the wrench to access the bolts that are on the second rail. After that we will go ahead and start with the bed itself. :32



Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 series, 6 foot bed, we will be installing the Signature Series rails and brackets part number 30061. We are going to do a couple of things in preparation to installing our Signature Series rails and brackets. First, we will need to lower the spare tire out of the way, and next we will need to remove the heat shield over here on the passenger side. We are going to remove this section, just forward of this cross member here, all the way back to the rear of the vehicle. :27



Fifth Wheel Hitch Kit Installation - 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Today on this 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Pickup we are going to install part number 50061-6008 from towing products. First thing we need to do is get the truck ready to install the 5 th wheel. Lower the spare tire, also in this case the vehicle has a factory brake controller which you need to take the sensor off the inside of the frame rail and get that out of the way so we can install the hardware.





Chevrolet Silverado Fifth Wheel Questions and Answers


  • How to Measure to Find the Right Rise or Drop Ball Mount to Tow a Trailer Level
  • On any given vehicle, the hitch height can be different depending on many factors. So the only way to determine the correct drop needed to tow the trailer level is to take a couple of measurements. First you will need to have the truck and the trailer parked on level ground. Then measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on your 2011 Chevy Silverado. Next you will need to level the trailer and measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. If the trailer is...
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  • 20k Reese Select Plug Hitch Recommendation for Trailer that Weight 16,500 lbs
  • You would need to replace the entire hitch. The Reese Select Plus hitch part # RP30081 would be a great choice that would give you plenty of capacity and would work well with your Sidewinder. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch, Sidewinder and Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 5-1/2 ft
  • Since your truck bed is so short you are going to need to go with a Sidewinder so that your setup has the clearance to make tight turns. Since you have a Lippert 1621 pin box I can tell you exactly what Sidewinder you will need, part # RP61420. With a Sidewinder a sliding hitch is not needed, so instead of a slider you would want the # PS30093 stationary hitch. The # RP30095 is a universal rail kit that would work, but for a better option I would recommend a custom install kit that...
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  • Will the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16115 Fit a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
  • Assuming that your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD has an 8 foot bed, the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16115, will work for you. If your truck isn't already equipped with compatible 5th wheel rails, I recommend going with the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16413-204. These custom fit brackets mount to existing holes in your Chevrolet Silverado's frame to minimize drilling which nearly cuts your installation time in half when compared to installing a universal bracket system.
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  • Will 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30867 and Universal Kit # RP30035 Fit 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30867, is a confirmed fit for your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP30035, is a universal kit and is also confirmed to fit your Silverado and the Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch. As a universal rail kit, it will require more drilling and will take more time (about 5 hours) to install. The custom kit, # RP50066-58 would require about 1/2 the install time (3 hrs vs 6 hrs) for a professional...
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  • What are the Weights of the Individual Components in the B&W 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3400-5W
  • I checked with my contact at B&W for the weights of the individual component parts in their under-bed 5th wheel hitch kit consisting of parts # BWRVK3400-5W and # BWGNRK1067-5W. The weight of the head unit is 75-lbs; the base weighs 207-lbs and the under-bed assembly weighs 112-lbs. For reference I have linked both the written instructions and an installation video showing this hitch being installed in a Silverado.
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  • Troubleshooting Husky 16k Single Jaw 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • I would start by making sure you are pulling out the handle of the Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # HT31326-31314, far enough to completely disengage the king pin. See the photograph at right which shows how much of the jaw should be visible when the handle is completely disengaged. There are a few other things that could make the hitch difficult to unhook from your trailer. If the king pin is resting against the latch preventing it from sliding open you will...
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • Sounds like you are looking for installation instructions for a fifth wheel rail kit in the bed of your 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. If you have a universal kit like part # RP30035 check out the installation instructions I attached to the right. In the off-chance you don't have rails yet I would recommend a custom install kit like part # RP50064-58. Custom kits install in about half the time as a universal kit and minimize drilling. I attached installation instructions plus an install...
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  • Is a Replacement Head and Head Support Available for Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30121
  • In order to just purchase the head and head support assembly for the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, # PS30121, you would need to order the Replacement Double Pivot 20K Head and Head Support, # 30118. As long as your currently installed slide legs match those on # PS30121, this head support will match up and work for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Chevy Silverado 3500 with 26k Capacity
  • Since you are looking for a fifth wheel hitch with at least a 26k capacity your best option would be the Husky Silver Series Fifth Wheel Hitch part # HT31318-31325. This hitch has a 26k capacity and would work well for you. Check out the review video I attached for this hitch as well. For hitch rails you would want a custom install kit like the part # HT31397-686 as this would install in about half the time as a universal kit and would minimize drilling.
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  • Air Suspension Enhancement and Compressor Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2430 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2012 Chevy Silverado and would not interfere with the fifth wheel rails. This would be a great way to provide additional support for your rear suspension while towing your trailer. For a compressor kit with an in-cab controller check out the part # F2178. This will allow you to monitor and control the air pressure in the bags from inside your vehicle.
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2013 Chevy Silverado with 6 Inch Lift
  • You might be able to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2013 Chevy Silverado with the 6 inch lift. If it is a body lift meaning the bed is further away from the frame than a stuck truck then no. If it is a suspension lift where the frame and bed are still the same distance apart then it is possible. You will likely have to raise/lower the 5th wheel hitch height and pin box height on the trailer as needed to compensate for the lift. And if that is not enough to tow the trailer with 5 inches...
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  • Availability of Replacement Head for Pro Series # PS30093 15K Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • You certainly can. The replacement head assembly, head support and handle kit is part # PS30099. If you were needing the head unit only, go with part # 58165.
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  • Distance From Edge Of Bed To 5th Wheel Rail On 2006 Chevrolet Silverado With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • Per the instructions we were able to find online, the distance from the edge of your truck bed is 25-1/8 inches to the edge of the first rail. I have attached links to a couple of videos you can check out.
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  • Rough Ride Quality Towing Jayco 5th Wheel with ProSeries 16K Slider Hitch # PS30857
  • I was not able to find any order history for you, however the ProSeries entry-level 5th wheel hitch # PS30857 that you referenced is intended to deliver good basic performance at a cost-effective price point. We do offer other 16K-rated hitches that include additional features for better ride quality and these include the Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30869. This hitch, shown in the linked video, incorporates a serrated dual-jaw design for better king pin contact...
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  • Does Reese R20 5h Wheel Trailer Hitch Require Grease
  • The Reese R20 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30867 comes with a lube plate. So no grease is required. The lube plate comes already installed on the head and looks like # 83003. If you wanted to remove the lube plate you certainly can and then you would use grease such as # L10321 in the grease pockets. Grease would catch and hold onto more dust and debris than the lube plate would so I would use the lube plate.
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  • Does the Articulating Head of the Curt Q16 5th Wheel Hitch Move 360 Degrees
  • Yes, the articulating head of the Curt Q16 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16120, can move 360 degrees. It is not limited to side to side and front to back pivoting. I have attached a review video of this hitch for you to check out. The fifth wheel hitch does not come with a wiring kit, but if you want to add a fifth wheel wiring harness, I recommend the Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel Harness, # 41157. Based on your previous orders, it looks like you have a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. If this is...
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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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  • Comparing the Reese R16 and Husky 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches for a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Hands down I would go with the Reese R16, # RP30866 for a fixed or # RP30869 for a slider. It is a higher quality hitch with a more secure jaw connection when compared to the Husky 16K hitches, # HT31326-31314 for a fixed or # HT31326-31196 for a slider. You would use a slider on a short bed truck to be able to make tight turns without hitting the truck cab against the trailer. I have included some links to video reviews on these hitches for you.
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  • Is a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Required for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • You will likely need a slider hitch unless you have a very narrow 5th wheel trailer. To determine if you need the clearance offered by a slider you can do a little measuring and some math. When installed, the center of the gooseneck ball hole for installation kit # BWGNRK1012-5W will be approximately 44-3/4 inches forward of the rear edge of the truck bed (not tailgate). Measure from that point to the back of the truck cab. Then measure the width of the 5th wheel overhang and divide...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Custom Brackets for 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.5 ft Bed
  • The Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16616, that the local store recommended, is a kit that includes the hitch and the universal installation kit. The Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, # 16516, that we recommend, is strictly the hitch by itself. You would then need to add the Custom Install Kit, # C16418-204. This is definitely the way to go if you want to avoid drilling and be able to use the existing holes in your Silverado's frame. If you need a 7-pole connector for the...
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  • Recommendation for Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2008 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Towing a 2014 Grand Design 369RL
  • My personal recommendation would be for the Reese R20 Serrated Dual Jaw, # RP30867. This fifth wheel hitch uses the serrated dual-jaw design to provide a comfortable ride while towing. To ensure that this Reese hitch will work with your current rails, I am including a picture that shows the mounting holes for this fifth wheel hitch. These holes have been circled in red and are spaced at 20-1/2 inches on center. If your current rails have these same mounting holes, you would be able to...
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  • Is Wiring Kit Included With Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2003 Chevrolet 2500 HD
  • If your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD has the factory 7-way connector at the rear of the truck and it has a bed at least 6 ft long, and is not a flareside/stepside, the fifth wheel hitch that includes the wiring for the bed of your truck I recommend is the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness, part # RP30033. This hitch has a gross towing weight capacity of 22,000 lbs. If you are looking for a hitch with a smaller towing weight capacity, the wiring harness will need to...
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  • Can I Use Reese 5th Wheel Universal Mounting Kit to Attach a Husky Hitch with Glider
  • There are several kits that would work for your Husky 5th wheel hitch with glider. The correct Husky fifth wheel installation bracket and rail kit for your 2002 Silverado 2500 HD Series would be part # HT31415-686. Part # 31415 is a four bracket kit and requires drilling into the truck frame. If you are interested in a no-drill option, I would recommend Reese # RP50064-58 custom install kit. The bed rails are compatible with fifth wheel hitches that use industry standard rails, like...
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  • Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Chevy Silverado with Short Bed
  • The recommended custom fifth wheel install kit for your 2006 Chevy Silverado is the Curt Installation Kit part # C16418-204. The measurement from the rear of the box to the rear of the front rail would be 47.5 inches. I attached the installation instructions for this kit and a diagram I took from the instructions that shows the rail placement.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado to Install Reese Hitch
  • Yes, the correct fifth wheel installation kit for your 2013 Chevy Silverado is the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation kit part # RP50066-58. This install kit is also compatible with your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047. I attached an install video for the rail kit for you to check out also.
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  • Will Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Rails Fit a 1999 Silverado
  • The Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30094 and installation rails # RP30035 that you reference are a fit for your 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Series with a 6-1/2 inch bed. I have included a video of the installation of the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30094 in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado.
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  • Can Pro Series Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used with the Curt X5 Gooseneck to Fifth Wheel Adapter
  • Yes, the Reese Pro Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, # PS30857, will work with the Curt X5 Fifth Wheel Adapter for B and W Square Shank Turnover Ball Hitches, # 16310. This adapter works with most industry standard fifth wheel hitches that have a capacity of 20,000 pounds or less, including Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky.
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch in a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed truck the best option would be to go with a slider. The Hi-Rise hitch, # 9480, is a fixed hitch and would not offer clearance in a short bed truck to make tight turns when towing the 5th wheel trailer. However there are no adapters that will allow you to use a slider and that fit the Hide-A-Goose that you have. But there is an adapter that does offer some offset. Take a look at the Andersen Ultimate Connection, # AM3225. This is the only adapter that moves...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Short Box
  • A sliding fifth wheel hitch is recommended on all short bed trucks which will allow you additional clearance when making turns while towing. Numerous options are available for sliding fifth wheel hitches to fit your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado and have included a link which lists all of the available sliding hitches for your vehicle. One option is the Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch with Slide Bar Jaw, # 16516, and Custom Installation Kit, # C16418-204. This hitch offers a 16,000 pound towing capacity...
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  • Will the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30128 Fit a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 6-1/2 ft Bed
  • The Pro Series Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit, # PS30128, will fit on your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab. The actual hitches themselves are pretty universal, so the only part you want to verify the fit for is the installation kit. This hitch comes with the Reese Universal Installation Kit, # RP30035, which is compatible with your truck. I would like to point out that this is a fixed fifth wheel hitch. On short bed trucks, we strongly recommend either using...
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  • Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Chevy Silverado Dually
  • For your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with dual wheels, I recommend a traditional non-sliding style of fifth wheel hitch, instead of a slider hitch. From my research it looks like your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with dual wheels has a standard interior width, and an 8 foot bed. Typically sliding style of hitches are used for trucks with a shorter than 8 foot bed lengths. The sliding function allows for additional turning clearance between the truck cab and trailer, by shifting the hitch...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Installation Kit for a 2013 Silverado 2500 HD and an RBW Lil Rocker 15K
  • For a custom install fifth wheel rail installation kit that is confirmed to fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a 6-1/2 foot bed and will accept your RBW 15k Lil Rocker hitch you will want the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50066-58. I attached an installation video for this kit for you to check out also.
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  • How to Eliminate Chucking with a 2013 Silverado 3500 and a Sierra 346RET using a Curt E16 Hitch
  • Since you already have the Trailair Tri-Glide pin box on your Sierra 346RET, I would definitely fault the Curt E16 hitch for any additional chucking your are experiencing. The E16 hitch uses a slide-bar jaw which provides a fairly loose grip around the king pin frequently creating chucking and a noisy ride. Upgrading your fifth wheel hitch will would be my recommendation for a smoother ride. The B and W Companion, BWRVK3500-5W, is an excellent hitch, but you will have to remove your...
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  • Will the Curt # C16131 Q20 Fifth Wheel Kit Fit a 2006 Chevy Duramax Diesel
  • I have confirmed with my contact at Curt, and the # C16131 Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch with rails and Universal Install kit is considered a fit for your 2006 Chevy Duramax. If you would prefer the custom fit brackets those are available as the brackets only as part # C16418. I have also provided a link of the other Curt 5th wheel hitches that are confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Duramax for your reference.
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For an underbed rail system confirmed to fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 long bed I would recommend you first start with the Reese Elite Underbed Rail Kit # RP30868. This is the only underbed rail kit available for your truck at this time. Now for a hitch you have two options. There is an 18k option and a 25k option. If you determine you only 18k of capacity you would want the Reese Elite Fifth Wheel # RP30142. If you need 25k capacity you would want the Reese Elite Hitch # RP30143. I...
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  • Will the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit in PullRite Industry Standard Rails
  • Typically we recommend keeping the rail manufacturer and hitch manufacturer the same, but the Reese R20 part # RP30867 that you referenced is designed to fit in industry standard rails like the Pullrite ISR rails so it should work well for you. Check out the review video I attached for this hitch as well.
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  • Trouble Hitching/Unhitching Sidewinder Pin Box with Reese 16K 5th Wheel Using Custom Wedge # SWW-03
  • I see that you are using the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for the Select Series 5th Wheel Hitches, part # SWW-03. This is the correct wedge to use if have any of the following Select Series hitch models: #30046, #30049, #30047, #30051, #40119, #6021, #30033, #6022 or #30034. The Reese R16 hitch # uses dual serrated jaws for better king pin contact and would provide some degree of reduction in chucking, but would not really affect ease of hitching. As long as you have one of these hitches...
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  • Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Jaws Will Not Open to Uncouple Trailer
  • It sounds like there may be something mechanically wrong with the Curt hitch # C16536. If the trailer king pin ever rested on top of the jaws or it was locked and the king pin ran into them it could have damaged something and now it is behaving in this manner. Or if this is a new problem it could just be that the hitch needs to be lubricated. Follow the maintenance instructions for the areas that require lubrication. You do not want to just use any grease because some greases are not...
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  • How to Prevent the Pin Box from Hitting the Bed Rails on a 2012 Chevrolet 3500 Dually
  • Your best option is to adjust the height of the fifth wheel hitch if possible. The Curt Q24 fifth wheel hitch is height adjustable from 13 inches to 17 inches. If you can raise the height of the fifth wheel hitch, try that first. There are other fifth wheel hitches on the market with a greater height adjustability such as the Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30869, or the Husky Silver Series 26K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # HT31318-31325. The R20 hitch can be raised to 18 inches and the Husky...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for Un-Level Terrain
  • For hitching and unhitching on uneven terrain, the Curt Q24 you mentioned, part # C16245 would be ideal for you. The hitch features a spherical axial bearing that allows the hitch a full 360 degree tilt, not just side-to-side and front-to-back. This will lessen the chance of the hitch binding on the king pin. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Bracket Kit you mentioned, part # C16413-204 would be the correct install kit for your truck. In order to install the fifth wheel hitch,...
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  • Comparing Features And Warranties Of Fifth Wheel Hitches RP30867 And PS30119 And RP30033
  • All three fifth wheel hitches are a fit for your 2010 Chevrolet 2500 HD Crew Cab. When comparing the three hitches, all three feature a 2-jaw latching system which does hold the king pin very securely when towing. I recommend the Reese R20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30867, for a few reasons. It has a limited lifetime warranty which replaces any defective parts to the original purchaser when a Reese mounting kit is used. One feature of the Reese hitch is the serrated jaws that...
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  • Was B and W 5th Wheel That Was Installed on 2014 Chevy Silverado Done Correctly
  • Typically, a gooseneck hitch is installed centered over or slightly forward of the rear axle. The installation point is forward of the rear axle because gooseneck hitches have such high tow and tongue weight capacities that the weight needs to be over the bed of the truck for it to be able to carry the load. According to B and W, the gooseneck hitch that fits your vehicle is part # BWGNRK1007. This unit installs 49 inches forward from the tailgate end of the truck bed. This measurement...
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  • Using a Slider or Sidewinder to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • You have 2 options for being able to make 90 degree turns with a short bed truck towing a 5th wheel trailer. First you could use a slider hitch. The most travel you can get in a slider is 12 inches. You will have to get in and out of the truck several times to go from the towing position to maneuver position. Its great exercise in tight places! The other option is to use a Sidewinder which moves the pivot point back 22 inches. To determine the best option for you there are a few things...
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • For a short bed truck I always recommend going with the most travel possible in a slider. The most travel in a slider that we carry is going to be 12 inches. We currently have one Reese hitch with 12 inches of travel and that is the Reese 20K hitch # RP30083. The Curt hitch you referenced # 16516 also has 12 inches of travel but is rated lower at 16K. You will also need an installation kit. There are 2 options, universal or custom. Universal installation kit # RP30035 costs less but...
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  • Installation Tip for Reese Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit
  • The Pro Series 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation kit # PS30132 comes with the Reese universal installation kit # RP30035. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the kit for you to view. Additionally I have linked our FAQ article on 5th wheel trailers, hitches, and installation tips for you. The best personal advice I can give you is to have an assistant or two to help you with the installation. While you could perform the installation by yourself, having another...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a Husky Hitch and 2013 Dodge Ram
  • Yes, you can use the same 5th wheel hitch but you will need a different installation kit for the new truck. For your new 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed you can use Curt installation kit # C16426-104. This installation kit will accept the Husky 5th wheel trailer hitch as long as it fits in above the bed rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you do not have a Husky hitch (you mentioned hushly but I was not sure if that was Husky or Hensley) then you will...
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  • Which 5th Wheel Bracket Kit is Best for 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab Short Bed
  • If you want to re-use your existing base rails in the 5th wheel set up in your new 2013 Silverado 2500HD you will want to use Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit # RP50066. This will work with your existing base rails. The other bracket kit you were reviewing, Reese # RP56001, is intended for extended-length base rails such as Reese # RP30153. Your existing base rails will not fit these brackets. The Reese Custom Bracket Kit # RP50066 includes hardware for installation on the frame...
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  • Replacement Pivot Pin for a Husky 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Yes we do have the replacement pivot pin you need for your Husky 5th wheel trailer hitch. It is replacement pivot pin # HT31574. Current pricing is available on the product page.
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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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  • Compatibility of Reese R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch with 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
  • With the correct installation kit like the Reese # RP50066-58, the Reese R20 fifth wheel hitch can certainly be installed on your 2013 Silverado 2500HD. I have linked you to a product demonstration video featuring the Reese R20 hitch, as well as a video showing the install kit being installed on a 2012 GMC Sierra, the same procedure would apply on your Silverado. If you do not already have a 7-way trailer connector installed in your truck bed, I would recommend the Bargman # 54701-003. ...
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  • Distance from the Rear of the Bed of a 2000 Chevy Silverado to the Rear 5th Wheel Rail
  • If you have the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP30035 (the recommended universal rail kit for the 2000 Silverado) the correct distance from the rear of the bed to the rear of the back rail is 25-1/8 inches. I attached a copy of the installation instructions for this rail kit and a picture that I took from the instructions that shows the measurement.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
  • If you have the universal installation kit will L-shaped brackets, # RP30035, then you can re-use the brackets and rails but will need to replace the hardware with # 58164. The hardware is meant for one-time use only and should not be reused. If you want to go with a custom installation kit I recommend # RP50066-58. The custom kit requires less drilling so it installs faster and easier when compared to the universal kit. Both kits will fit short or long beds. I have linked instructions...
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  • Will the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Installation Kit # PS30128
  • Yes, I did some checking and the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # PS30128 that you referenced will work on your 2013 Chevy Silverado with an 8 foot bed. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Can a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Used in a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 8 Foot Bed
  • You can use the Reese slider hitch # RP30051 in a long bed truck like your 2005 Chevy Silverado. Since you have an 8 foot bed, you will not need to slide the hitch back to make tight turns. You cannot lock it in between positions so you should just keep it in the locked, towing position since there is no reason to slide it back. The locked towing position will put the head in just about the same location as a fixed 5th wheel hitch. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Handle on Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30047 Sticking After Accidental Impact with King Pin
  • According to my technical contact at Reese, the components of the 5th wheel hitch head most likely to be damaged from hitching when the mechanism is in the locked position are the linkage and pivot post (on the underside of the head assembly). The jaws themselves are very strong and will often withstand such stress without suffering visible damage, but the linkage and pivot post can be bent from this type of impact. These items are not available as separate replacement parts. My contact...
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  • Can a Pro Series 15k 5th Wheel Hitch be Converted to a Slider Hitch
  • Yes, you could install a Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Head # PS30099 from a Pro Series 15k hitch onto a Pro Series Fifth Wheel Slider w/ Rollers for 15K and 16K Head # RP30092 and you would be ready to tow a fifth wheel trailer.
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  • Reese Elite Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado
  • Yes, as long as you have an Under-Bed rail system like the part # RP30868 installed in the bed of your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD then the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30144 that you referenced would install and work well for you. If you have a 6 foot bed you will need a slider hitch to make tight turns with out cab interference. For that you would want a Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # RP30144 instead. I attached an FAQ article...
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  • Will the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch Transfer from a Dodge Ram to a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The Reese 16K Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30075, and base rails will transfer from your Dodge Ram to your 2000 Chevrolet Silverado as long as your base rails are Reese rails. The only components that may not transfer are the frame brackets. To determine if your frame brackets will transfer, we will need to know what type of frame brackets you were using to determine if they will fit on the Silverado. If you were using a universal install kit like part # RP30035, then the frame brackets...
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  • Rail and Hitch Location for Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • On a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD short bed, if you measure from the rear edge of the bed forward 47-1/2 inches, that is where the back edge of the rear rail will be for installation kit # C16418-204. You would then use the hitch to place the forward rail. The hitch center line will be 1-1/2 inches forward of the center of the rear axle. If you measure from 1-1/2 inches forward of the rear axle to the back of the truck cab and then add 12 inches (the travel distance of the slider, #...
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  • Need Under-Bed Mounting Kit for Reese 15K 5th Wheel in 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Crew Cab
  • We offer the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit for your Silverado, part # RP50064, which includes the vehicle-specific under-bed brackets and hardware for installation to your frame rails. I have linked a video and written instructions for this item. You will also need a hardware kit to install your base rails to the brackets. If your base rails are the 10-bolt type, you can use Reese hardware kit # RP58430. If your base rails are the 4-bolt variety you can use Reese part # RP58406....
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  • Determining the Type of Hitch that was Previously Installed on a 2011 Chevrolet 2500HD
  • The bolt pattern that you are describing in the bed of your 2011 Chevrolet 2500HD sounds like a fifth wheel hitch with industry standard 4-bolt base rails. You can verify this by measuring the distance between the bolt holes front to back. Each of the bolt holes should be 22 inches apart on center. The 4-bolt base rails have two bolt holes per base rail on opposite ends, but people will often add a middle bolt to provide extra support (see photo). The 4-bolt base rails are used by multiple...
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2004 Chevy Silverado with a 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • The only Reese fifth wheel installation kit we offer that is confirmed to fit your 2004 Chevy with a 5-1/2 ft bed would be the Reese Kit # RP50064-58. Hopefully that is the kit you have now. If you just have the rails but still need the brackets you would want a Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit # RP50064. The front rail will be 47-1/2 inches back from the front rail of the truck bed. This is in the installation instructions I attached for this product also. When you using a...
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  • 5th Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy 3500 8 Bed with a Reese 16K Hitch
  • Since you said you have the rails, bolts and hitch it sounds like the only component you are missing at this point would be the installation kit. For that I would recommend you get a Reese Quick-Install Bracket Kit # RP50066. The # RP50066 comes with everything you will need to attach the fifth wheel rails you have to the frame of your 2011 Chevy 3500 Silverado. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out as well as a video of this product being installed...
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  • Reese Custom Rail Kit for Husky 16K Ez Roller 5th Wheel Hitch in 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The fifth wheel installation kit I would recommend for your 2008 Chevy Silverado would be the Husky Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # HT31397-686. This kit is a custom install kit that would install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling.
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Chevy Silverado HD
  • I would recommend you go with a custom installation kit part # RP50066 for your 2013 Chevy Silverado. Custom installation kits will install in about half the time as universal kits and will minimize drilling. If you also need the hardware for attaching your rails to the underbed brackets you would want a Replacement Hardware Kit # RP58430.
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  • Compatibility of Husky Silver Series Fifth Wheel Hitch # HT31318-31325 with Reese Bed Rails
  • The Husky Silver Series # HT31318-31325 hitch is indeed fully compatible with the Reese bed rails used with your existing # RP30035 Reese Universal Install Kit. Your existing bed rails will NOT need to be removed and repositioned. We actually have one of the Husky Silver Series Hitches assembled, and if you look at the photo I have edited for you, you can see the dimensions of the mounting tabs that insert in the bed rails. You can measure the mounting holes in your bed rails to confirm,...
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  • Feeding Bolts Through Frame on a 2001 Chevy Silverado Using Fish Wire to Install a 5th Wheel Hitch
  • In the video, which I have linked for reference, our installers are using what is called a fish wire or bolt leader. The bolts used in that part of the video are the 1/2 inch bolts so you would use # 80101-1.
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  • Where are the Holes Drilled Through the Bed to Install 5th Wheel Rails on a 2001 Chevy Silverado
  • Each year, make, and model truck is going to have different installation kits so you cannot go by a video for a Dodge since you have a Chevy. There are several series, bed lengths, and trims of the 2001 Silverado available. If you can tell me specifically which you have I can tell you all the kits that fit and provide instruction links for them. Because different trucks use different kits the holes drilled through the bed can be in different places. If you were using the universal kit...
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  • Is the Curt Q20 Hitch Compatible with a MOR/ryde Pin Box
  • From the research I did it looks as if the MOR/Ryde Pin Box System utilizes an industry standard king pin so it would have no problem being used with a Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch # C16130.
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  • Rail Position for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit on a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • There are a couple of 5th wheel installation kits that use L-shaped angle brackets that also fit the 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500. First there is # RP30095. On it the measurement from the rear edge of the bed to the back of the rear most rails is 25-3/16 inches. The rails will be spaced approximately 21-13/16 inches apart on center so the total to the back of the front rail will be approximately 47 inches from the rear edge of the bed. I have linked instructions for you. The other installation...
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  • Will a Fixed 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in the Same Rails as a Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30047 will fit in the same rails as the slider that you had. You are correct, since you have a Sidewinder you will not need a slider. A Sidewinder could be used with a slider as long as the slider stayed locked in the towing position at all times.
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  • Rail Placement for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • If you are using the custom fit installation kit # RP50066-58 then from the rear edge of the truck bed to the rear edge of the back rail will be 24-5/8 inches. You will then use the hitch for the placement of the front rail. The centerline of the hitch will be centered over the rear axle. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • Which Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch is Best for a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado?
  • The options available for your Silverado can best be determined by using the attached link to our Fifth Wheel product page for the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. Round slider rails are often preferred over square for having longer travel and potentially less chance for binding. Using the drop-down menu at the top of the page you can select the series (1500, 2500 or 3500) and bed length for your truck. Next you can use the filters at the left hand side of the page (in blue) to choose the appropriate...
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  • 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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  • Rail Placement for Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit in a 2001 Chevy Silverado Short Bed
  • The rail measurement is normally taken from the rear edge of the bed (not the tail gate) forward to the rear end of one of the rails. For Curt isntallation kit # C16418-204 for the 2001 Chevy Silverado the measurement is 47.5 inches from the rear edge of the bed to the rear edge of the forward most rail. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Will a 5th Wheel Hitch Install in a Truck with a Spray-On Bedliner
  • There is no problem installing a fifth wheel hitch if you have a spray-on bed liner as long as the bed liner is fully cured. If you are looking into adding a spray-on bed liner to your truck, then you will want to check with the installer regarding cure time and make sure it has fully cured before you install a fifth wheel hitch or bed rails. We do not recommend installing a fifth wheel hitch on plastic bed liners because it will crush the bed liner when under a load and a plastic bed...
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  • Where is a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Positioned in the Bed of a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The center of the hitch jaws for trailer hitch # RP30081 will be centered over the rear axle on your 2012 Chevy 2500HD when using installation kit # RP50066-58. I have included a link to the installation kit instructions for you to view. 5th Wheel trailer hitches are normally positioned centered over the rear axle or within a few inches forward of it. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • For a 16K 5th wheel hitch for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed, my top choice is the same hitch you referenced, # RP30075. This hitch uses the round tube slider which offers 12 inches of travel, the most of any slider, for more clearance between truck and trailer. This hitch has been described by my contact at Reese as their workhorse. It has been around for a while and is a very popular hitch. It has a 4 -Way pivoting head and dual jaw design for a secure connection. For...
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  • Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 w/ 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • You really need a Sidewinder. A slider hitch is not going to provide nearly enough travel for you to be able to safely make 90 degree turns without hitting the truck cab against the trailer overhang. Even a Sidewinder, which moves the pivot point back 22 inches, may not be enough depending on the width of the trailer overhang. You can use a slider hitch but it must remain in the towing position when using a Sidewinder. Otherwise there will be too much stress on the system. The Reese...
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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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  • How to Choose the Correct 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The only part of a fifth wheel hitch that is vehicle specific are the mounting brackets for the base rails. The other important factor to consider when choosing a fifth wheel hitch is choosing a weight capacity that can handle the trailer that you are pulling. If the bed on your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado is less than 8 ft long, then you will most likely need a sliding fifth wheel hitch to add clearance between your truck cab and trailer when making sharp turns. I have attached a link...
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  • Can Chucking be Eliminated During Starts and Stops on the Pro Series 5th Wheel Slider Trailer Hitch
  • The slight jolt that you notice during starts and stops is inherent with the slide bar type of jaw that is present on the Pro Series 5th wheel trailer hitch # PS30094. The slide bar leaves more space than other, more secure jaws on other hitches. Short of replacing the hitch with one that has a different jaw style, you cannot reduce or eliminate this jolting. The next step up in a hitch that has a more secure jaw is the Reese 16K, # RP30051. I have included a picture that shows what...
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  • Reese Elite Series 5th-Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy 3500 Long Bed
  • Since you said you have a long bed 2011 Chevy 3500 you would not need to install a fifth wheel hitch with a slider. Because of that I would not recommend you purchase an Elite Series Fifth Wheel Sliding hitch # RP30144 that you referenced. For an under-bed system that is similar to this one that does not have a slider I would recommend you get a Reese Elite Series Hitch and Underbed Rails # RP30143, # RP30868. This would be everything you need to put a hitch in the bed of your truck....
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  • Will Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider Fit a Short Bed 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • The Reese R16, # RP30869 can be used in your 2011 Chevy Silverado. It also fits the standard above the bed rails. If your truck is a 1500, use custom installation kit # RP50064-58. If it is a 2500 or 3500, use # RP50066-58. I have included link to the installation instructions and videos for each kit for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • You have come to the right place. Most every 5th wheel trailer is going to be height adjustable. The Reese Hitch, # RP30081, that you have refereed is height adjustable from 14 inches to 18 inches. On a short bed, 6-1/2 feet, a slider will be required. There are 2 types of sliders, a round tube slider and a square tube slider. The round tube slider offers 12 inches of travel so I do recommend it over the 10 inches of travel on the square tube sliders. For your truck I recommend...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
  • The 2010 Chevy Silverado short bed crew cab probably has the 5.5 foot bed. With a bed this short, the only way to tow a 5th wheel would be to use a Sidewinder. Depending on the width of the trailer, even the extra 22 inches of clearance offered by a Sidewinder may not be enough to safely make tight turns. I have included a link to our Sidewinder main page that includes a formula on how to measure to determine if a Sidewinder will be enough. Since you already have a 5th wheel trailer...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Used on a 2006 Chevy Silverado with a 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a truck hat has a bed shorter than 6 feet long, you must use a Sidewinder and a stationary trailer hitch. The Sidewinder provides 22 inches of extension. It cannot be used with a slider hitch unless the slider remained locked in the tow position at all times. In order to determine if you can use a Sidewinder first you will need the make and model number of the pin box on the trailer. You can then compare that to our Sidewinder main page to see...
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  • Will a Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch Fit a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado Sportside Truck Bed
  • The footnote on the fifth wheel hitches about not fitting trucks with a Flareside / Stepside / Sportside is from the fifth wheel hitch manufacturer. The reason is that sometimes the width of the bed on Flareside/Stepside/Sportside trucks is narrower which could cause problems of the fifth wheel fitting the bed. It could also cause clearance problems of the trailer hitting the sides of the bed when using a fifth wheel without a Sidewinder or a gooseneck trailer that does not sit high...
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  • Will Any Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit in Reese Mounting Rails on a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • The Reese fifth wheel installation kits that are available for your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD are the Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # RP30035, which is a universal kit and the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, part # RP50064-58, which is a custom install kit. Both installation kits will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky fifth wheel hitches. They will not work with any of the fifth wheel hitches that are designed...
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  • Rail Positioning Dimensions for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Kit on a 2008 Chevrolet 2500 HD Crew Cab
  • When installing a fifth-wheel rail kit on the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 2500HD with 6-1/2 foot bed, there are different installation dimensions, depending on the manufacturer of the install kit and the type of install kit they produce. Reese produces two types of install kit for your 2008 Chevy 2500HD, Universal and Custom install brackets. The Universal installation kit, # RP30035, calls out 25-1/8 inches, on page 5 of the directions, see link, from the rear edge of the...
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Placement on a 2001 Chevy Silverado Short Bed for a Reese Slider Trailer Hitch
  • The Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit, # RP30035, uses 10 bolts and some of the other kits use 4. Depending on what kit you are using you could require a different number of bolts. On a short bed 2001 Chevy Silverado, from the rear edge of the truck bed to the back of the first rail measures 25-1/8 inches. To the back of the second rail it would be about 47-1/8 inches. The center of the hitch jaws should be centered over the rear axle. On a short bed truck like yours with the...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50064-58 Recommendation for a 2007 Chevy Silverado
  • To install this Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider # RP30075 into your New Body Style 2007 Chevy Silverado you will first need a rail kit to install to the frame of your truck. I would recommend you get a Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50064-58. This is a custom installation kit that will install in half the time as a universal kit would and would minimize drilling. I attached installation instructions as well as an installation video of this product being installed...
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2000 Chevy Silverado Short Bed
  • If the installation kit that was used to install the 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30051, was the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP30035, then it will fit in your 2000 Chevy Silverado short bed provided all of the parts are accounted for. The kit should be replaced if parts are worn or missing. I have included al ink to the installation details for this kit for you to view. I would recommend going with a new kit any way. With a used kit, you will not really know of...
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  • Installation Kit # RP50064-58 Recommendation for a 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a 6.5 ft Bed
  • This Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16130 is designed to work in Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley rails. So you could use Reese Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50064-58 as a rail kit in your 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a 6.5 foot bed. I attached installation instructions for you to check out as well as a video of this product being installed onto a very similar vehicle to what you have.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • Valley has gone out of business so you will need to replace the entire 5th wheel installation kit. For a kit that will fit all models of the 2011 Chevy Silverado you can use # RP30035. I have linked the installation instructions to the right for you. The rails included will accept any hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails.
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • For your 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 6-1/2 foot bed, I recommend a custom fit 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit, # RP50064-58. The custom kits take about half the time to install over the universal kit because there is less drilling involved and the underbed brackets are designed to fit the frame rails on your truck. I have included a link to the installation instructions as well as a video showing a typical installation. Short bed trucks will require a slider 5th wheel trailer...
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  • Installation Kit for Valley 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500, 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Valley has gone out of business so you will need a different 5th wheel installation kit. I recommend custom kit # RP50064-58 for your 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 short bed. This kit installs with less drilling and in less time compared to universal kits. The rails will accept any hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails. I have included links to the instructions and a video for this kit to the right.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation For A 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab With A Short Bed
  • The shortest bed that is on a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab should be a 6-1/2 foot bed. With the 6-1/2 foot bed you will need to use a fifth-wheel slider hitch to get the clearance between the trailer and the cab of the truck when turning. The Pro Series 15K Fifth Wheel, part # PS30094, you have referenced is a good choice for a fifth-wheel on your Silverado. To install the Pro Series fifth-wheel on your vehicle I would recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, 2011 Forest River Sierra
  • We have numerous 5th wheel trailer hitches for the 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. The best hitch for your truck and trailer combination is largely dependent on the bed length of the truck. Short bed trucks require a sliding hitch or, in some cases, a sidewinder will need to be added. Long bed trucks can use a standard hitch. If you have a short bed truck, I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider, # RP30075. The round tube slider offers 12 inches of travel to...
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  • Will the Wiring Harness from the # RP30142 Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The wiring harness that comes with the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - 18,000 lbs, part # RP30142, that you referenced will work on GM, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, and Nissan trucks. You will not need to designate the brand of your truck when ordering a # RP30142. The wiring harness is Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck 90 Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Connector, part # 51-97-410. I checked with Reese and it will work on your 2011 Chevrolet 2500HD....
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  • Are the Bolts in the Middle of Rails Needed for Installation of 5th Wheel Rails on a 2011 Chevy 3500
  • The Bolts in the center of both rails were originally added to keep the above bed rails from bowing, especially with a slider hitch. The bolts also help with keeping the hitch from moving in the bed and capacity, so it is a very good idea to have these bolts installed. This is true no matter which installation kit you are using, Universal, item # RP30035, or a custom install kit, item # RP50066-58. I have linked instructions for both of these installation kits for you to review. Both...
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  • Installation Kit For Valley Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2010 Chevy Silverado
  • Valley has gone out of business so you will need to replace the whole installation kit. For a kit that fits all models of the 2010 Chevy Silverado you can use Reese universal kit # RP30035. I have included a link to the installation instructions to the right. This kit will accept any hitch that fits in industry standard above the bed rails, including your Valley slider hitch. I also recommend adding in-bed wiring, # PK11893-11932.
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  • Will Reese Hitch # RP30051 Have Enough Height To Clear Bed On 2011 Chevy 2500 With 6-1/2 Ft. Bed
  • You will want to make sure that the Jayco Superlite fifth wheel has a extended pin box of at least 13 inches. This will allow you to use the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, part # RP30051, on your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with the 6-1/2 foot bed. The extended pin box along with the extra 10 inches on the slider hitch will give you enough clearance between the vehicles cab and the front of the fifth wheel when making sharp turns. To clear the bed rails,...
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  • Can an Older 14k Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Handle a 1998 Jayco 285ct 5th Wheel Trailer
  • In terms of weight capacity, a 14k 5th Wheel trailer hitch is capable of handling the weight of a 1998 Jayco 285ct trailer, provided, of course, that the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, weighs under 14,000 pounds. Make sure that the older 14k hitch is in good working order with no worn parts and that it is properly lubricated. There also could be an issue with the short bed truck and the width of the trailer. You will need to take some measurements to make sure you will have enough clearance...
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  • Will Reese Slider Hitch # RP30051 Fit Base Rails From Reese Fixed Hitch On A 2002 Chevrolet 2500HD
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, part # RP30051, will fit in Reese, Hidden-Hitch, Draw-Tite, Curt, and Valley base rails. If you have one of those brands of base rails installed in your 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6-1/2 foot bed, you will be able to use the Reese slider hitch in your vehicle. You can also check by measuring the base rails on your vehicle now.The dimensions for the Reese Universal Base Rails, part # RP58058, that the Reese hitch fits into...
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  • Which is Better the Reese # RP30081 20K 5th Wheel Hitch or the Pro Series # PS30119 Hitch
  • The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, item # RP30081, has a longer warranty and added features like a larger 9 inch wide funnel and and higher height adjustment for faster, easier hookup, and a single piece self latching jaw to ensure proper connection to the trailers king pin. Other than that, the hitches are very similar, and they are both capable of towing up to 20,000 pounds if your Silverado is rated for a trailer that large. I would go with the Reese, # RP30081, hitch for the added...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD With 5th Wheel Prep
  • It looks like the 2011 Silverado models have an increased fifth-wheel towing capacity, so I would recommend going with a hitch rated up to 20000lbs, to take advantage of the upgrades they have included on the new models. The Reese fifth-wheel hitch # RP30081 would be a good choice for your application, and this can be installed using custom fifth-wheel rail installation kit # RP50066-58, which will mount to the existing holes in your truck frame. Luckily, Chevy even made some changes...
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  • Do the Rails in the Curt E5 Fifth Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit Work with Rail Brackets # C16418
  • The rails that come with the Curt E5 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Rails and Universal Installation Kit, item # C16116, are the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails, item # C16204, and will work with the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Chevy/GMC, item # C16418. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Chevy/GMC, item # C16418, is designed to work with the 99-07 Chevy/GMC 1500 Classic body style vehicles so it is the correct application for your vehicle.
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  • What Are Benefits Of Round Tube Slider On Reese 20K Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch, # 30083
  • On the Reese 20K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30083, they call it a non-binding, round tube slider. That means the round tube will eliminate binding, which will allow better movement of the hitch on the slider, as compared to the square tube slider. Also the round tube slider will provide 12 inches of front to back travel, compared to 10 inches on a square tube slider. That could provide an extra 2 inches of turning clearance.
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  • Installing a Reese RP30051 On a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Diesel
  • Reese part # 30051 is a 16,000 pound capacity slider hitch. The slider unit allows 10 inches travel to allow more turn clearance. Fifth wheel hitches are not particularly difficult to install for someone with average mechanical tools and ability. Thanks to custom fit install kits, fifth wheel installation is even easier now than in years passed. If you write back with the model year of your truck, I can help you find a custom fit install kit. These kits include the brackets that attach...
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  • What 5th Wheel Hitch and Install Kit fits a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with a 6 foot 6 inch Bed
  • With a 6 foot 6 inch bed, you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch. The Slider Hitch you were looking at, part # RP30075, would be a great choice. It provides 12 inches of fore and aft travel and the round tube sliders slide a bit easier and perform better in cold weather than do the square tubes. The bracket and rail kit for a 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500 with a 6 foot 6 inch bed is part # RP50064-58. This kit includes the frame brackets, bed rails and all the hardware needed to install....
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  • Can a Reese RP30051 Hitch and Install Kit from a Ford F-250 Be Used on a 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
  • If you purchased a universal Reese fifth wheel install kit like part # RP30035, you can use all the parts you currently have. If you had purchased a custom fit kit for the F-250, you will be able to use the hitch and the rails, but you will need a different set of frame brackets. For a 2004 Chevy Silverado you would use bracket part # RP50064. These brackets are custom fit for your specific truck so the install time is cut nearly in half. If you have the short bed model, you will not...
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  • What Kind of 5th Wheel Hitch Will Fit a 2005 Chevy Silverado with a 5 Foot, 9 Inch Bed
  • For your 2005 Chevy Silverado with a 5 foot, 9 inch bed, you will most likely need a sidewinder. This means you will have to do a little measuring. It is a simple formula, but your measurements have to be accurate. (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from center of fifth wheel hitch jaw to truck cab (in this case only, this should be 1-1/2 inches closer to the cab than the center of the axle) B = Length of Sidewinder arm (16K = 22 inches, 19K = 22 inches, 19.5K = 22 inches) C =...
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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...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation On a 2009 Chevrolet Regular Box
  • The dimensions for installing the Universal Installation Kit, # RP30035 provided with the Pro Series 15K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Universal Installation Kit, item # PS30128, are as follows. The rear edge of the rear base rail is located 30 inches from the rear lip of the truck bed for an 8 foot bed and 25-1/8 inches for the 6 foot bed. This will place the center line of the hitch 1-1/2 inches in front of the center of the rear axle. It is much easier to install the custom installation...
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  • Install Video For 18K Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch part # RP30084 on 2002 Chevy Pickup
  • I do not have a video specific to the 2002 Chevrolet HD. We have a video showing an install on the 2008 model. If you use the Custom Install Kit, part # RP50064-58, the installation would be similar. It is the same kit for both the classic and new bodies.
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  • Can a Reese 30051 Slider 5th Wheel be Installed on a 2006 Chevy Silverado and What Parts are Needed
  • Yes, you can use Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch and Slider, part # RP30051, with your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. You will need an install kit to complete the installation. An install kit typically includes a set of brackets that attach to the truck frame and a set of rails that sit in the bed and bolt through the bed to the brackets below. You have two options when it comes to install kits. The first is a Universal Install Kit, like part # RP30035. The universal kits will fit virtually any full...
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  • Will Fifth Wheel Installation Brackets 50041 Fit a 2008 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Your Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Brackets, item # 50041, will not work on your 2008 Silverado 3500 HD Long Bed. You would need to use fifth-wheel installation brackets # RP50064. The rest of your hardware, the bed rails, can be swapped over.
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