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Fifth Wheel Installation - 2012 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2012 GMC Sierra Denali well be installing the 5th wheel hitch, part number RP30081 and the Reese base rail kit part number RP50066-58. Our first step will be installing the rear base rail. We need to measure from the end of the truck bed to the back edge of the rear base rail. Once we get our length, well then measure side to side to make sure were center of the bed.Now that weve got our base rail in position we need to go ahead and mark the holes. Im going to use a color paint pen so that it really stands out for me. Now with my holes marked out, Im going to go ahead and take an eight inch bit to make a pilot hole.

Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit Installation - 2010 GMC Sierra Pickup

Today on this 2010 GMC Sierra we are going to install part number RP50064-58. The first thing we need to do is lower the spare tire to get it out of our way which we have done already. The next thing we need to do is remove the heat shield and loosen the exhaust up a little bit too. First off we will work on the rear exhaust hanger right here. We are going to spray it down with some lubricant and that way what will happen is that will loosen our exhaust up so we can move it back and forth to give us a little more room when you cut out the heat shield. If you need a little more working room you can always go one more up and remove this hanger too. 00:35

Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation - 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Today on this 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD we will be installing Curt fifth wheel Q5 with roller part number 50064 and part number 16500. We will also be installing the fifth wheel installation kit with rails part number 50061-6008. Go ahead and lower the spare tire up out of the way. Also on some models you will find that the heat shield over here on the passenger side will interfere with the installation of your frame brackets. If that is the case you may want to go ahead and remove the heat shield out of the way as well. Okay on the models that have the factory installed electrical brake control unit will need to relocate the electrical plug mounted to the inboard side of the driver side frame rail here. Loosen those up and you can see that we can actually take the heads of the bolts, slide the bracket forward, and pop them out those larger holes there. 00:59

GMC Sierra Fifth Wheel Questions and Answers

  • Slider Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD with 6.5 ft Bed Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Since you have a short bed 2012 GMC 2500HD you are going to need a slider hitch to give you the necessary clearance to make 90 degree turns. The two hitches you referenced are great hitches but neither would work for you since you have a short bed. Luckily, there is a slider version of both hitches. The Pro Series Slider is part # PS30857 and the Curt is part # 16516. Either one would work well for you, but personally I would go with the # PS30857 since the jaw wraps all the way around the ki
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  • Is the Husky Silver Series 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with Reese Industry Standard Rails
  • Yes, the Husky Silver Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # HT31326-31314 that you referenced is compatible with the Reese Custom Base Rail and Install Kit # RP50064-58. The # HT31326-31314 that you referenced is designed to fit in industry standard fifth wheel rails and the rails of the # RP50064-58 have industry standard rail dimensions so they are compatible. I attached review videos for both of these products.
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  • Finding the Placement of a 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD Extended Cab Longbed
  • There is a formula that you can use to determine turning clearance for your 2012 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and your 2014 Elkridge 37 Ultimate, however fifth wheel hitch manufacturers state that the fifth wheel hitch should be centered over the rear axle on your truck. There are specific dimensions listed in the installation instructions for fifth wheel installation kits that pertain directly to your truck. Installing the fifth wheel hitch in any manor that differs from the installation instructions cou
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  • Compatibility of Reese Sidewinder with Husky Silver Series 26K Fifth Wheel Hitch # HT31318
  • According to my Reese representative, a Sidewinder would be compatible with the Husky # HT31318-31325, but the universal wedge included with the Sidewinder would need to be replaced with the Husky-specific part, which is # SWW-04. The wedge is bolted to the underside of the Sidewinder arm, and is designed to sit in the funnel of the 5th wheel hitch and prevent the king pin from swiveling at the hitch. This is what allows the pin box to swivel at its connection to the 5th wheel, 22 inches rear
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  • Placement of 5th Wheel Rails for Reese Hitch # RP30051 in 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 LD 6-1/2-Ft Bed
  • You have two options for installing your Reese # RP30051 5th Wheel Hitch in your 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 LD with 6-1/2-foot bed, either a universal install kit or a custom kit. Universal kits require you to drill into the truck frame and typically require about 5 hours for installation. Custom bracket kits require no frame drilling (but still require drilling through the bed) and install in about half that time. I recommend the custom install kit # RP50064-58 for your 2004 Sierra. Please note th
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  • Will the Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch # PS30094 Fit on a 2010 GMC Sierra 1500
  • You can use the Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch, # PS30094, with your 2010 GMC 1500 as long as you have fifth wheel above-bed base rails installed in your truck bed. This hitch will fit in Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese base industry standard base rails. This sliding fifth wheel hitch is ideal for short bed trucks because the sliding legs allow for additional clearance between the trailer and truck cab when turning. If you do not have a set of fifth wheel base rails install
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  • Will Pro Series 5th-Wheel Hitch # PS30094 Fit On 2012 GMC Sierra
  • Based on my research, the Pro Series 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch # PS30094 you referenced is a good fit for your 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. It is recommended for trucks with shorter beds as it can move 10 inches closer to the tailgate to increase the turning radius thanks to its slider. It also has a 4-way pivoting head that helps make hookup more secure. I have provided links to a video review of this hitch as well as a video of its typical installation. If the 5th wheel came with Reese or Pro Ser
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  • Can a Revolution Pin Box be Used Instead of a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2013 GMC Sierra
  • A Revolution or Sidewinder (they are the same. Revolution is the name given to it when it comes OEM on a trailer) can be used in place of a slider hitch even when a Sidewinder is not required. It will provide plenty of clearance and you will not have to get in and out of the truck to slide the hitch back. If the trailer you have can accept a Sidewinder then it is definitely a viable option. The Sidewinder fits on the trailer so a hitch will be needed either way. With a Sidewinder, you will ne
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2009 GMC 2500HD with 6.5 Foot Bed
  • Due to your bed length, you will need a sliding hitch whose capacity exceeds the fully loaded and ready to tow weight of the fifth wheel you choose. If the fully loaded weight of your fifth wheel is less than 16,000 lbs, the Husky 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch part # HT31326-32042 and the Custom Install Kit, part # HT31415-323 would be a great choice. The sliding mechanism of the hitch features a compression cylinder that helps prevent binding. The hitch features a wrap-around jaw that greatly reduce
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  • Placement of Bed Rails to Install Valley Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2008 GMC Sierra
  • To install the hitch in the bed of your short bed 2008 GMC Sierra, you will need the Valley install kit, part # V55093. The kit includes the frame brackets and hardware minus the bed rails, which you apparently already have. The placement of the bed rails is shown in the installation instructions, which I will send to you in a separate email. For your short bed truck, make sure your hitch has a slider in order to provide proper clearance between the truck cab and the front of the fifth whe
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2003 GMC Sierra 6-1/2 ft Bed
  • Since you have a 6-1/2 foot bed you are going to need a sliding hitch like the Curt E5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller # 16516 that you referenced. For the correct installation kit to install this hitch in the bed of your 2003 GMC Sierra you will need a Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16418-104. Now for wiring to allow you to install a trailer 7-way in the bed of your truck as well you would want a Draw-Tite Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness # 20110. I attached an installati
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  • Can a Fixed Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Change to a Slider for a 2003 GMC Sierra Short Bed
  • Yes, you can change over your 15K Pro Series 5th wheel hitch from a fixed to a slider. You will need to use the Pro Series Fifth Wheel Slider w/ Rollers, # RP30092. I have linked a video and instructions for you. This slider will provide 10 inches of travel. To make sure the slider will provide enough clearance for you to safely make tight turns without hitting the trailer and truck cab together, there is a simple formula you can use. Measure from the center of the hitch jaws where the kin
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  • How to Determine 5th Wheel Rail Placement for Towing with a Curt e5 Hitch on a 2008 GMC 2500 HD
  • The fifth-wheel rail location in the bed of your 2008 GMC Sierra 2500hd long bed is going to be significantly different than the locations seen in the video for a short bed truck of the same make and model. You can still use the video, see link, as a general guide for installation but you should always refer to the specific manufacturer instructions for your kit so that you get the proper instructions and torque ratings. You should obtain a set of instructions specific to the manufacturer rai
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  • Which Reese Pro Series 15k Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2011 GMC Sierra 2500 Longbed
  • The hitch # 30077 was originally branded as a Pro-Series hitch. Please note that this product, which originally consisted of head, head support, handle kit and rails - but no legs, is discontinued as of late 2010. Our manufacturer contact indicates that it will be challenging to distinguish visually between these two hitches, but either will fit in the Reese rails. If the hitch says ProSeries on it, chances are that it is the PS30094, which is still a current product. If this is the hitch you
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 GMC Sierra with a 6 ft Bed
  • You can use the Reese R20 Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30870, to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2011 GMC Sierra. This hitch fits into the industry standard Reese rails. If your Sierra is a 1500, then I would recommend using the Reese Custom Install Kit, # RP56007-53. The brackets with this kit do not require drilling any additional holes to install and significantly reduce the installation time compared to the universal brackets. If your Sierra is a 2500 or a 3500, then you will want t
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  • Will Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Universal Install Kit Fit a 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD Long Bed
  • The Curt E5 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Rails and Universal Installation Kit, # C16116, comes with the Curt universal installation kit. I checked the instructions for this kit, linked for reference, and it does fit the 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD.
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  • Metal to Metal Noise While Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer Coming from the Jaws of the 5th Wheel Hitch
  • If this noise occurs during starts and stops or any time there may be back and forth movement of the trailer then it is normal to get some metal to metal contact as the trailer king pin bumps around in the jaws of the hitch. The double jaw design of the Reese 5th wheel hitch, # RP30051, is secure but it is not so tight that it will eliminate all movement. You also want to make sure the trailer is not high hitched. This means that the king pin is not fully seated in the hitch. When hooking up,
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with a 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • A 5th wheel trailer hitch will interfere with the gooseneck hitch on your 2006 GMC Sierra but I do have a solution for you. You can use the Hi-Rise 5th wheel hitch, # 9480. It is designed to fit with a BandW turnover ball. It has a capacity of 18,000 pounds and a pin weight capacity of 4,500 pounds. However, this unit does not have a sliding or offset feature. Since you have a short bed truck, if the trailer is too wide, you may not have the clearance to make 90 degree turns. I have included
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Above Bed Rails on a 2012 GMC Sierra
  • In order to mount rails in the bed of your 2012 GMC Sierra, you will need to drill holes through the bed. This is so the rails can attach to the underbed brackets that attach to the truck frame. For a custom installation kit, if you have a 1500 model with 8 foot bed, use # RP50064-58. If you have a 2500 HD or 3500 model with 8 foot bed use # RP50066-58. I have included some links to the instructions and videos for each installation kit for you. Other installation requirements including drilli
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  • Differences Between Pro Series 20K 5th Wheel # PS30121 and Reese 20K # RP30084
  • The design of the head unit is the difference between the two fifth wheel hitches you mention. The Pro series uses a double jaw set-up to lock the king pin into place, while the Reese model uses a single hook that holds the king pin more tightly, preventing any movement of the king pin that would be felt by the driver or passengers. The funnel on the Reese unit is also much wider, which makes hitching the vehicle to the trailer easier. The entire top plate is wider, providing more stability and
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Installed on a 2006 GMC Sierra with an Underbed Gooseneck Hitch
  • It is highly unlikely that you will be able to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch in your 2006 GMC Sierra as long as the gooseneck hitch is installed. The problem is that a 5th wheel hitch installation kit will require the same or some of the same mounting locations as the gooseneck hitch so they would interfere with each other. What you can do is use an adapter to fit on the 5th wheel trailer to use with the gooseneck hitch. There are a couple of different options. If you have a Lippert 0719
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  • Are Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Brackets Compatible Rails that Run Front to Back
  • The Reese L-shaped brackets are not compatible with the Husky installation kit you have. The # RP30035 brackets are designed for rails that run side to side in the bed. It is not a good idea to mix underbed bracket and rail manufacturers as a rule because they have not been tested together. You will either need to get a compatible installation kit for the hitch and rails or a new fifth wheel trailer hitch and installation kit that are all compatible for your 2010 GMC Sierra. I recommend
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  • Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 Long Bed
  • If ease of hitching and road noise are important issues for you then yes, the Curt hitch # C16130 would be a good choice for you based on that. Although the # RP50064-58 would work as a rail kit we usually recommend sticking with the same manufacturer rail kit as hitch that you plan on using. The reason for this is that the manufacturers test their fifth wheel hitches on their rails. For a custom rail kit to use with the # C16130 in your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 long bed you would want a Cur
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Diesel Long Bed
  • I will be happy to help you choose the best 5th wheel hitch for your 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD. First, you will need an installation kit. there are a couple of kit options, universal kits and custom kits. I always recommend a custom kit if available because there is much less drilling involved, the underbed brackets are designed to fit the frame rails of the truck, and installation time is greatly reduced when compared to universal kits. The kits we carry that have above the bed rails include th
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  • Differences Between Round Tube and Square Tube Fifth Wheel Slider Hitches
  • 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. A round tube slider will eliminate binding, which seems to allow better movement of the hitch on the slider, as compared to the square tube slider. Usually any truck that has a bed less than 8 feet long is considered a short bed truck. It is recommended for short bed trucks to use a slider fifth wheel hitch. I am
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Brackets Needed for a 2004 GMC Sierra With Existing Rails and 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For your 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, you can use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit, # RP50064, which includes all of the under bed hardware for installing a set of Reese, # RP58058, rails. You will also need above bed hardware, # RP58430, to mount your above bed rails to the below bed brackets. If you have CURT Rails, # C16204, then you could use the CURT Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit, # C16418, along with your existing rails. No other hardware would be needed. We do not recommend m
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  • Comparing Reese, Pro Series, and CURT 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • We can look at four 5th wheel hitches to compare. The Reese Hitch, # RP30047, is the highest priced of the 4 fixed 16K 5th wheel trailer hitches. Reese is a leader in the towing industry and we sell more Reese hitches than any other brand. It is height adjustable from 14-1/2 to 18 inches. The jaw on the Reese hitch is a double jaw style. This is a safe and secure style. Only the single hook is considered to be better. It has a double pivot head. The next step down in price is the Pro Series h
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  • Correct CURT Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Placement in a 2004 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed
  • I looked over the installation instructions for the CURT E5 5th Wheel and Installation Kit, # C16116, and for a 2004 GMC Sierra long box, 30 inches from the edge of the bed to the back edge of the rear rail is correct. This should put the center of the hitch jaws centered over the rear axle. You have installed the hitch correctly if you have followed the included instructions. Following an alternate installation method will void the warranty. Having the center of the hitch centered overall th
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, Install Kit, and Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 2010 GMC Sierra
  • As long as your 2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD has a towing capacity great enough to tow your Montana 5th wheel trailer then you should not have any problems towing through the mountains. I would recommend a transmission cooler given the weight of the trailer and the terrain you will be pulling it through. Beyond that, make sure you follow the owners manual recommendations for towing and you should not have a problem. If you like the Curt hitches, you can use installation kit # C16418-104, and hitch
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  • What Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Will Fit A 2011 GMC Sierra And Not Use Any Base Rails In The Bed
  • To install a Reese fifth wheel slider hitch on your 2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD or 3500 with the 6-1/2 foot bed and not have any base rails in your truck bed, you will need to use the Reese Elite Series fifth wheel system. This system will consist of the Reese Elite Series 18K Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider and Wiring Harness, part # RP30144, and the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30868. The Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30144, has a 18,000 lbs. towing weight
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  • What Are Measurements To Install Base Rails For Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch On A 2010 GMC Sierra
  • To install a fifth wheel hitch on your 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed, you will need to use a fifth wheel hitch with a slider. The slider is used to eliminate clearance problems between the truck cab and the fifth wheel trailer on slow speed turns. The Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30047 you have referenced is a fixed hitch and will not give you the clearance you will need to tow a fifth wheel with a 6-1/2 foot bed. I would recommend the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch
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  • What 5th Wheel Hitch Should I Get for my 2010 GMC Sierra with a Short Bed
  • Since your truck has a bed that is shorter than 8 feet long you have a couple different options on 5th wheel setups. One option is to purchase a 5th wheel hitch with a slider, the other option would be to install a Sidewinder on your fifth wheel trailer and use a non-sliding fifth wheel hitch, the benefit of the Sidewinder over the slider is that you would not have to worry about getting out and adjusting the slider every time you had to turn sharply. If you have a 1500 Sierra the first op
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  • Is a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Needed if the Trailer has an Extended Pin Box 2005 Ford F-150
  • You can take some measurements to be certain before you commit to a 5th wheel trailer hitch. Start by measuring from the center of the 5th wheel hitch jaw to the truck cab. On your truck this will be 1-1/2 inches forward of the center of the rear axle. Next, add the length of travel of the slider (or use zero to make the calculation for a stationary hitch). The square tube sliders travel 10 inches, round tubes travel 12 inches. Next, measure the width of your trailer and divide it by 2. Subt
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  • Which Fifth Wheel Hitch and Install Kit will fit a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500
  • Fifth Wheel Hitches are not vehicle specific. You will want to choose a hitch whose capacity exceeds the weight of your trailer and all gear (including tank contents) placed in it. A standard, non sliding hitch would be fine if your GMC has the 8 foot bed. If you have the 6 foot bed, you will want a fifth wheel hitch with a slider. If your truck bed is shorter than 6 feet, you will need to use a non sliding hitch in conjunction with a Sidewinder Replacement Pin Box. The Sidewinder relocates t
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  • Can I Install a Reese 16K Slider 5th Wheel on Both a 2003 Chevy 2500 and 2006 GMC 3500
  • Yes. The 16K Reese 5th Wheel hitch will fit in your 2006 GMC Silverado 3500 with 8 foot bed. But a slider 5th wheel is not necessary for an 8 foot bed ,it can still be used of course! You can lock it in place if you wanted with Pull Pin Lock Plates, # RP58093. You will need to install Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails, # RP50064-58, if you do not already have an installation kit on the 2006 GMC. I have included a link to the instructions below. You
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  • Installation Kit for a Reese 5th Wheel on a 2008 GMC Sierra
  • For your 2008 GMC Sierra 3500, with an 8 foot bed, you will need Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails, # 50064-6008.
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  • Will a Fifth Wheel Hitch and Slider from a 2005 GMC Sierra Fit a 2000 GMC Sierra
  • The 16K Reese Fifth Wheel, part # RP30047, will work fine with a 2000 GMC Sierra, as will the Kwik Slide, part # RP30048. Fifth wheel hitches are not vehicle specific, but the installation hardware can be. The Reese Universal Fifth Wheel, part # RP30035, can be used with virtually any truck, but requires more drilling than a custom kit would. I am guessing you are purchasing the 16K Hitch and Kwik Slide from someone with a 2005 Sierra. After these two parts, you will need a bracket and r
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  • Is all the Installation Hardware Included with the Reese 20K Fifth Wheel Hitch RP30083
  • The Reese 20K Fifth Wheel with Slider, part # RP30083, is just the hitch. Since installation kits are specific to vehicles, they are sold separately. For a 2010 GMC Sierra 2500 with 6 foot bed, you use part # RP50064-58 as your install kit. It includes custom fit brackets that bolt through and around the truck frame, as well as the rails that sit in the truck bed for the hitch to attach to. If you order part # 30083 and part # 50064-58 you will have everything you need to install the fift
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  • Troubleshooting a Sticking Handle On a Reese 16k 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch by Reese, item # 30047, has a groove in the handle that a latch rotates into. If the latch is not rotated toward the rear of the truck then the handle will not move and hitching should not be possible. If the latch was not rotated and hitching was attempted then some of the handle parts could have been bent. During normal hitching you should not move the handle out. You should back the truck slowly into the trailer and allow the hitch to move the handle out. Once the tr
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