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Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Item # RP30047
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Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Wide-stance, 1-piece legs are stable and supremely easy to remove. Rails and installation kit sold separately. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel hitch part number RP30047 or order online at Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch - RP30047

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Reese
  • Aftermarket Below Bed Rails
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Double Pivot
  • 4000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 13-1/2 - 17 Inch Tall

Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Wide-stance, 1-piece legs are stable and supremely easy to remove. Rails and installation kit sold separately.


  • 2-Jaw locking system provides more jaw-to-king-pin contact than slide-bar models
    • Less rattle
    • Greater security
  • 4-Way pivoting head eases hookup on unlevel ground
  • 3-1/2" Height adjustment
  • Simple installation and removal
  • Wide stance, 1-piece legs offer excellent stability
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Locking handle has cushioned grip
  • Above-bed rails and mounting kit sold separately
    • Fits Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch and Reese base rails
    • Cut installation time in half by using a vehicle-specific bracket kit instead of the universal kit


  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Installed hitch height (including rails): 13-1/2" - 17"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

Reese Double Jaw

Secure, 2-Piece Jaw

Unlike the more economical slide-bar models, the rounded, 2-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.

30047 Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - 16,000 lbs

Installation Details RP30047 Installation instructions

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Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - RP30047

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (242 Customer Reviews)

Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Wide-stance, 1-piece legs are stable and supremely easy to remove. Rails and installation kit sold separately.


This product gets a three based on shipping condition only. etrailer customer service and shipping time was excellent as usual. The shipment arrived 2 days after the order was placed, as promised. However, as others have noted, the product packing is poor. The boxes arrived with significant damage resulting in cosmetic damage to several parts. I haven't put the hitch to use yet but I am assuming it will work correctly. I will leave a followup after I use it.

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Jenny N.


I hate to see the imperfections on the hitch. I will have our Customer Service team reach out. I recommend touching up the hitch with a rust resistant paint like Rustoleum. Over time the hitch is going to experience nicks and scratches from use.


The hitch arrived nicely packed in two boxes. Very easy to assemble and install on my existing bed rails. I took the RV out for a first run with the hitch, and it performed as advertised. It was a no fuss transaction and the hitch arrived on-time!


I damage my old hitch on Wednesday and ordered this one and it came very fast had it in on Saturday afternoon and was able to make my east bound trip.
As always etrailer came through for me again. Thank You


I like the pin being surrounded by the jaws instead of just a bar across the back of the pin. The 16K seems to hold the pin tighter and helping to reduce chucking while towing. I had a slider due to when I bought this last 5th wheel, it was kind of forced onto me saying they couldn't let me leave without a slider with a short bed truck. But after I got home, I ordered a Reece Sidewinder, of which I had one on our first 5th wheel back in 2007. This is my third sidewinder and wouldn't pull without one. The Reece 16K hooks up good and towing without the worry of turning to sharp when getting fuel are days gone by, thanks to these 2 combined together.
The first Reece 16k I received had something just not right and I was having a heck of a time trying to hitch up. Sent Nicole here at eTrailer a picture of the jaws a little misaligned. Nicole got back with me quickly and we had a short conversation, and just a few days later I received a replacement head. That's service!!


The first hitch arrived damaged in shipping. The dent was minor but it was on the receiver plate so I asked to return it.

A lot of vendors would have pushed back on an 89 pound box being sent back but the etrailer team set up the return and shipment of the new hitch. No problem.

The new hitch arrived in good shape this afternoon. It took me about a half hour to install with normal tools and a torque wrench. Directions were clear, the parts fit, and I appreciate having the knowledgeable people at etrailer to fall back on.

There are a lot of things owners can fix themselves with the support of quality products, knowledge, and great customer service etrailer delivers.


Product is good quality as it appeared --5th wheel itself was not delivered with rest of kit--arrived three days later. Installation easy.
Installation kit fits perfect-easy installation. Only variable was I had pre-existing air springs , so I had to mark and drill the frame brackets and install the air springs on the outside of the brackets--no big deal--worked out fine


Delivery was fast and packaged well.
is my first 5th wheel hitch and has worked great for me pulling a shorter camper with a long bed 3/4 ton truck. Nice height adjustability to match the truck with the trailer. Good solid feel while pulling.


Because it was a new model truck, finding the right hitch became a challenge. etrailer was very helpful in sorting it out. 4,000 miles later we are happy campers



Very well


I spent a whole day installing the Reese 16k hitch and custom quick mounting rails in a 2020 F150. Video was great and I advise you to watch it a couple of times before installing. Paper instructions not so good. If you have a 36 gallon fuel tank, I recommend you to do this install on a lift. I do not recommend you to install on your garage floor especially if you are 67 years old, still sore from laying on my back. You must remove spare tire and heat shield. I installed with tires on and very tight working around large fuel tank area. Going on a test drive to see if everything holds together.


Excellent hitch for pulling my 5th wheel. Unhooks a lot easier than my last hitch. My last hitch would bind up and pin would not release at jaws. I would have to move truck up or back to get it just right for it would release. I’m not having that issue with this hitch. Major plus for me!! E trailer is good to work with. It was back ordered a few weeks but overall happy with the hitch.


Looks like this is going to be a perfect fit for what I need to pull my 2011 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8265WS, 5th wheel trailer with the Revolution pin box. Just had it installed & after many years of driving truck with a 5th wheel, I can tell this is a good sturdy 5th wheel & looks good too.


I very much appreciate the expedited shipping and the follow-up. Appears all made it in good shape. Have put you guys on my favs along with Harbor freight,
Home Depot, Cabella's, and Big 5.-----Tell more when installed. Will only use on occasion at Tree Farm.


The hitch had several large scratches on the front leg decals and a lot of smaller scratches and dings on the painted surfaces. This was caused by inadequate packing materials. The parts should be packaged so they are not allowed to touch and rub against each other during transit. One of the mounting pins did not have a machined groove for the locking clip. I had to use an old pin I had from the hitch I replaced. I would like to get a replacement pin that has a groove for the locking pin as the one I'm using is 20+ years old. I had to drill out the hole for the cotter pin that attaches the handle. The pin would not go through until I drilled it out. On the flip side the hitch is what I expected it to be and seems to be well built and should do what I need it to do. I gave you 3 stars due to the packaging issues and the pin with no groove.


Legs were not as heavy and our original 15k. Difficulty getting one of the legs into the original rails. Slight difference in center to center. Release does work much smoother than our old hitch As for etrailer, the hitch arrived in three days, No shipping charge. Great service.


The hitch was installed on Valley Rails which was previously installed on my 2004 Silverado 3500. The hitch fit on the rails and during the first pull performed outstanding. I pull a 41ft 5th wheel and I am impressed with the double jaw lock.



After a year The Hitch is performing outstanding! I have pulled my RV approximately 2000 miles and no issue. RV is a 42 ft 5th wheel.


After getting the rear rail installed, I used the hitch to set the front rail. I worked perfectly. I can remove the hitch without any binding. This was a problem with my old hitch on my old truck that was installed by the service department where I bought my original 5th wheel trailer.
This is basically the same hitch as I had before on my old truck and I had no problems with it after towing approximately 37,000 miles over 15 years so I expect that this hitch will give me the same service.

Roger T.


This hitch is now in my 2016 RAM 3500 and functioning perfectly.


The hitch has worked as expected. I would expect nothing but from Reese. During our last trip the hitch started to creek so I removed the top and applied a little grease. This unit is working in conjunction with a Revolution king pin box on our 5th wheel. We are very pleased with this unit for our application.
Etrailer has been our go to place for many trailering items. I would recommend them overall for customer and product performance



Wow, thanks for the product follow up. We have used the Reese hitch a lot this past year traveling out west into South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado etc. Hitch has worked perfectly. For a while I did take advantage of the RVs revolution hitch but found that it was to stressful on the hitch and more difficult to connect to the hitch so I have gone back to a standard 5th wheel configuration. etrailer is my go to supplier for RV stuff unless I have an emergency and need to act on a failure immediately.Anyway thanks for the follow up. Everything is working well here. Just trying to keep warm


Another case of Reese's failure to package their products properly. What used to be bright and shiny delivered scratched, covered in areas of the paint rubbing on cardboard. Screws missing, release handle bent to where it wouldn't slide over the rod. Hammer marks on the legs which would seem to indicate someone already tried to mount it and returned it. 30 minute job turned into 2hrs of cussing. But at least it showed up in two days. I hope whoever bought out Reese brings a better process to the market, but the chances I'd buy it are pretty slim.


I'm sad reese is made in CHINA! the one leg is not drilled on both sides, i can fix it myself Etrailer is awesome!


Great 5th wheel hitch and best price I could find. It fit into the rails on my 2012 Ford F250 perfectly. Very pleased with ETrailer's fast delivery and reliable products.



I’ve used this hitch to tow my 36 ft 5th wheel over 5000 miles. It has been a very solid and reliable hitch. I’m very pleased with it.


Great fifth wheel hitch for the money. Gives a much smoother ride than my previous Reese than only rotated front to back. The customer service from etrailer was second ton none. I will definitely purchase from these folks again.

Shawn C.


Still satisfied


etrailer gets 5 stars for quick delivery of this hitch. Reese on the other hand gets 0 stars for quality as the first time we hauled with it we got to our campsite and went to pull forward to put the trailer on blocks to level it and a weld broke on the jaw and let the trailer loose and it fell down and went back and bent the tailgate. Then I spent all memorial day weekend trying to get another head to pull 2 1/2 hours home. I did all of the leg work for them only to have to wait for them to make sure that they could pay me for repairs to our truck (3 months). etrailer was great, Reese not so much. So the rating is for the hitch not etrailer.


The locks are good. I’ve used them before. My problem is with the hitch I installed .The ‘single layer’ cardboard box was REALLY BUSTED UP. The hitch was heavily scratched and the ‘locking tab holes didn’t line up . I had to fabricate a new one , if I’d known that the hitch was made in ASIA, I would’ve bought a different make - REESE has really been downgraded !


etrailer blows the competition away! I don’t even know how it’s possible to order and receive a product as fast as I did. Thank you etrailer. You have all my future business.


5 stars for etrailer. Hitch replaces same make and model I used for 20 years. Looks to be just as well built. Had to force it to fit my existing ralls however so it will probably be dificult to remove and reinstall like I normally do. That is a manufacturer problem.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


This hitch will fit into standard 5th wheel rails. It will fit into the 20.50 inches wide by 22 inches long mounting slots on the rails.

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  • Availability of Reese 16K 5th Wheel # RP30047 without Legs
    Yes, the product you are looking for is the # RP30047A which is just the head and crossmember of the 16K 5th wheel # RP30047. I have linked the above mentioned products to this page for your convenience.
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  • Replacement Fifth Wheel Head Recommendation to Replace a RP30047 Head
    The replacement head part # RP30047A could be installed on a slider base that the part # PS30099 was installed on and would provide you with a 2 jaw system that would be an improvement over the slide bar of the # PS30099. You should note that when properly installed the slide bar of the # PS30099 should not allow a trailer to come disconnected. The latch must not have been slid close all the way or the trailer was high-pinned.
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  • Replacement Head Assembly for a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch
    Yes, # RP30047A is the correct head and crossmember replacement for the Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30047.
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  • Recommended Double Jaw Head For Reese 15,000 lb 5th Wheel Hitch
    For your 15,000 lb 5th wheel hitch, the double jaw head is not available without also upgrading the crossmember it mounts to. I spoke with a tech contact at Reese and the best option is the Replacement Head with Crossmember for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 16,000 lbs # RP30047A. This will allow you to use your current legs and will give you a head that has the dual jaws. You may also choose to get the entire hitch replaced as the legs will use the same industry standard rails already...
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  • Can Head of Reese 15k Hitch Be Replaced with 16k Head
    If you had a previous version of the Reese hitch part # RP30047 which was rated for 15k and wanted to upgrade it to the 16k version you'd need the kit part # RP30047A which is the head and crossmember. We've had this question before and have confirmed that this is the correct way to go about it with Reese in the past.
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  • Can Head of Reese 15k Slider Hitch be Replaced with 16k Head
    When Reese up-rated their hitches from 15k to 16k they didn't change the design enough to prevent you from installing a 16k head on the slider. The part # RP30047A would install on your slider and work well for you.
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  • Why Can't a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Slid Back When Using a Sidewinder Pin Box
    There are a couple of reasons why you cannot slide a slider hitch back when using a Sidewinder. First, if you were to do so, you would have to remove the tailgate on the truck because there is no room otherwise. There may not even be enough room with the just a slider and not using a Sidewinder at all. The second issue is stress. The hitch is set up to have the center of the trailer king pin, or the Sidewinder king pin, over the center or slightly forward of the rear truck axle. Using...
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  • Will a 5th Wheel Hitch Open if Parts Fall Off
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "the clip for the opening bar" in reference to the Reese 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30047 because the way this hitch couples is by rotating the latch and backing the truck up so the king pin pushes the hitch jaws open, which springs the jaws closed and turning the handle towards the closed position. The latch on this hitch MUST be aligned with the groove in the handle or the hitch can fall out. Since I'm unsure of exactly what the situation is with your hitch...
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  • Clearance Needed Between Top of Tailgate and Bottom of 5th Wheel Trailer with Sliding Hitch
    In general you will want to have at least 6 inches of clearance between the top of the bed rails or tailgate and the bottom of the trailer loft. This gives you enough room to prevent the trailer contacting the rails and tailgate which can cause damage to both the trailer and your truck. If you are having some clearance issues, see if you can adjust the height of your existing fifth-wheel hitch. Most pin boxes can also be adjusted vertically to help with this issue.
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  • How Much Does the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Weigh?
    The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch item # RP30047 weighs 108 lbs.
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  • Is Some Space Between the Dual Locking Jaws of 16K Reese 5th Wheel Hitch Normal
    It depends on how much space you are talking about. The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 naturally has a little bit of space between the jaws so some space is normal. On page 8 of the linked owner's manual Reese says the following: 7. Rotate latch for hitch handle to closed position in groove of handle to be sure hitch jaws are locked closed. IF LATCH IS NOT ALIGNED WITH GROOVE IN HANDLE, TRAILER HAS NOT BEEN PROPERLY CONNECTED TO HITCH. DO NOT TOW! Repeat above steps until trailer...
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  • Operating Manual Availability for a Reese 15k Fifth Wheel Hitch
    I attached a link to the install instruction/operating manual for the Reese fifth wheel hitch part # RP30047 that you referenced. I also attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Should The Jaws Of A 5th Wheel Hitch Be Opened Or Closed In Storage
    It doesn't really matter if you leave the jaws of your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 open or closed when not in use. Most people will just leave the jaws of their hitch closed until they're ready to couple to the trailer, but it really just comes down to personal preference.
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  • Will Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch Work with Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
    Yes, the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30047 is compatible with the Lippert Turning Point pin box. If you look at the instructions when you get the trailer it will tell you how to orient the universal wedge so that the rotating turret will operate correctly.
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  • How Much of a Gap Should There Be In Double Jaw Of Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch
    According to Reese there will be about 1/4" of a gap in the jaws that is within tolerance once the trailer is hooked up to the fifth wheel hitch part # RP30047. Since the hitch has a dual jaw design it is impossible to not have a gap once hooked up to the trailer because the jaws need to open enough to hook up the king pin on the trailer. If your hitch has a larger gap than 1/4" in the jaws please let me know and we can troubleshoot further.
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  • Should There Be a Gap Between the Jaws On a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    In regards to a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch like part # RP30047, the 1/4" gap between the jaws is normal with the trailer coupled. The diameter inside the jaws while uncoupled is less than 2" which is the diameter of the kingpin therefore a gap will be present while coupled. This is so that the jaws can have a tight grip on the kingpin which provides a smoother ride.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for GMC Short Box Truck Pulling Trailer with Extended Pinbox
    Short box trucks are a challenge for 5th wheel towing and require either a sliding 5th wheel hitch or a specialized replacement pin box called a Sidewinder (along with a fixed hitch) in order to safely pull a 5th wheel. A Sidewinder moves the trailer's pivot point back by 22-inches while a sliding hitch allows you to release the slide mechanism for making low-speed turns. Both of these methods provide for better turning clearance between the trailer and cab of the truck. I have linked for...
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  • Why Gooseneck Towing Isn't Better Solution than Sidewinder for Towing Truck with Rambox
    While I agree that would be a great solution the problem is that all trucks that have the RamBoxes are shorter bed trucks that need more turning clearance than what a gooseneck hitch could provide. Basically the huge advantage fifth wheel towing has over gooseneck is that if you have a short bed truck you could still make a tight turn if you had a slider hitch or Sidewinder pin box. The only solution for towing a fifth wheel trailer with a Ram Box truck so that you can make turns without...
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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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  • Recommended Replacement For A RBW Lil Rocker 15K Fifth Wheel Hitch
    Replacement parts for RBW hitches went out of stock long ago so the only viable option is to replace the hitch entirely. For the closest comparable hitch I recommend the The Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047. This hitch is a great option to replace your Lil Rocker as it has a very similar design to your LR-10005 model. It features a 2-jaw latching system to provide an excellent connection with the trailer and a gross towing capacity of 16,000 pounds. It also has a 4-Way-pivoting...
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  • Can the Head on Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch Be Removed from the Base
    Yes, you can remove the head of Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30047 to make removing the whole hitch easier. The head is held to the center sections with pins. The center section is bolted to the legs. So really the hitch could be taken out in 3 sections: the head, the center section, and the legs. The head itself weighs about 40 pounds. The center section weighs about 16 pounds. And the 2 legs make up about 36 pounds (18 pounds each). I have linked a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • What Does Reese 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30047 Weigh
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  • Will Reese 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Fifth Wheel Rails that RBW Lil Rocker Fit
    The rails you have in the bed of your truck that you have used an RBW Lil Rocker in are the same rail design as what current fifth wheel hitches are designed to fit. That means that the Reese fifth wheel hitch part # RP30047 that you referenced is a confirmed fit and would work well without needing any adapters at all. This hitch does not come fully assembled but it's very easy to assemble. The legs bolt to the shoulders of the hitch and the head then to the shoulders.
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