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Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 10" Travel

Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 10" Travel

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When used with your 15K, 16K, or 20K Reese fifth-wheel trailer hitch, this slider will help eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. Provides 10" of travel from front to back. For use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP30048 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 10" Travel. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP30048

  • Fifth Wheel
  • Slider Parts
  • Reese
  • Slider
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • 10 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

When used with your 15K, 16K, or 20K Reese fifth-wheel trailer hitch, this slider will help eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. Provides 10" of travel from front to back. For use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'.


Features:

  • Provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
  • Works with Reese 15,000, 16,000-lb and 20,000-lb 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Slides smoothly and tracks well with 6-roller design
  • Operates even when tow vehicle and trailer are not in straight line
    • Functions up to 45-degree angle
  • Includes rubber grip handle that can mount to either side of system
  • Designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Travel: 10" front to back
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: If using a slider, hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting.


Most often used on trucks with 6' beds, this roller helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a roller to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.

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30048 Reese Square Tube Slider - Kwik-Slide - 15,000-lb, 16,000-lb, or 20,000-lb



RP30048 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30048 Installation instructions


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Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 10" Travel - RP30048

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

When used with your 15K, 16K, or 20K Reese fifth-wheel trailer hitch, this slider will help eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. Provides 10" of travel from front to back. For use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'.

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Slider ordered on Thursday and arrived on Monday. Everything was there. Installed on Tuesday, Took about 1 1/2 hours. Great product. Etrailer is first class. I order everything from them. 175203



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I recently purchased a hitch slider that I had some trouble with. etrailer took care of the issue. Very pleased with Customer service. Will buy again. 665932



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Everything came as ordered and arrived extremely early. very happy with this purchase 572687



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I talked with Etrailer on the phone and was impressed with the help I received and the kind manner in which I was treated. I placed my order on a Thursday and it arrived the following Monday. Great service! 558993



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Good product at a great price. Ordering was easy and the product was delivered on time. I am well satisfied. 502107



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Fit perfect, like promised and advertised. Gave me the clearance that I needed when making tight turns. Mounted on a Ford F150. Fast delivery. 494922



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order was shipped and received on time. I will definitely do business with etrailer again. 438708



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so far so good.....quality is good, installation easy, haven't towed yet but I think I will be pleased. 395576



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Product arrived as promised in perfect condition. Installed by happy camper. Thanks JOHN S. 372999



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Great Reese slider - easy to install. Thanks 313313



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Exactly what I ordered. Little slow on shipping but once shipped it arrived quickly. 132821



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So far, all is well. Got the product a week and a half sooner than expected. No lie. All parts were there, went together easily. Service from this company has been outstandingly excellent. I'm very surprised at the attention given to customer service. Second time doing business with them, and it will NOT be the last time. I'm impressed. 132011


Comments

Very happy with the hitch. Works well, quality is apparent. No complaints and have recommended your site to others,

Gary - 05/26/2015

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As always the service and products ordered from e-trailer were excellent. The shipping was fast and on time. The only problem wasthe packaging on the Reese Hitches was somewhat damaged because of the heavy weights involved. Thanks again. 71826



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This is wonderful. Was able or install it on my 16k hitch just under an hour. Great price, almost half the coast local. And shipping free. Thanks 30621


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  • Converting Fixed Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch to Slider for Cab Clearance with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • It sounds like you have the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch model # RP30047. If this is the case then you can simply replace the fixed legs with the Reese Square Tube Slider # RP30048 in order to convert it to a sliding model. Please keep in mind though that while a sliding hitch will certainly provide you with more cab clearance compared to a fixed unit, typically with a 5-1/2 foot bed a pivoting pin box on the trailer is needed to allow for 90 degree turns. The Reese slider will offer 10...
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch That Won't Lock Into Maneuver Position
  • If your Reese Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch like the Kwik-Slide # RP30051 is not locking in the maneuver position then I first just recommend making sure that the legs are mounted squarely in the base rails. Sometimes when a sliding hitch doesn't lock into position it's simply a matter of the legs being out of line so that the slider gets bound up. If this looks fine then there might be an issue with the springs that secure the locking arm. Check to see if you can easily move the locking...
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  • Replacement Pins for Reese 15K 5th Wheel Hitch 30049
  • The Reese 15K 5th Wheel Hitch 30049 that you referenced is the same as the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30051 save for the head but they both use the same base, Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30048. I am not sure which pins that you need but if you are referring to the ones that hold the base to the rails then you can use part # 6014 but if you are referring to the ones that hold the head to the base then you can use part # PC2 (2). Also, if...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch Adapter for GMC Factory Rail Kit Puck System
  • For your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 you will need the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Chevy/GMC OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 6-1/2' Bed - 21K # DM6194 to adapt your factory rail kit to your 5th wheel hitch. If you don't have a slider base on your 20K Reese hitch, you will also want the Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 10" Travel # RP30048 unless your trailer has a Revolution or Sidewinder Pin Box to allow you enough turning clearance. You may also want to consider...
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  • What Rail Kit Do I Need to Use the Reese 30046 Hitch on a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Yes, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails part # RP50064-58 is exactly what you need to use the Reese 15K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 30046 on your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. However, according to my research the Reese 15K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 30046 is a fixed 5th wheel hitch and since you have a short bed truck, you will need to use a sliding hitch to obtain sufficient clearance for sharp, 90 degree turns unless you are also using a rotating pin box or your...
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  • Can a Fixed 14K Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Converted to a Slider Hitch
  • As long as your hitch is indeed a Reese 14K hitch then you can mount the head and center section to slider base # RP30092. On a slider hitch you will not be able to use the lowest height setting for the hitch so keep that in mind as well. It usually doesn't affect most applications.
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  • Does the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter Part # RP30156 Work with ISR 5th Wheel Hitches
  • The Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter part # RP30156 is designed to convert the Reese Elite Series underbed installation rails or factory installed 5th wheel towing prep package on Ford trucks to industry standard rails (ISR). Both the Reese Square Tube Slider part # RP30048 and the Pro Series Fifth Wheel Slider part # RP30092 use ISR rails therefore will work with the above adapter.
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  • What Does the Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch 30031 Fit
  • The Reese part number 30031 is a fifth wheel hitch designed to basically fit any vehicle with a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails like what are in the picture I submitted. Most trucks can be fitted with a set of compatible fifth wheel rails like these.
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  • What Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Will Fit On A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD With 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • You will need to use a slider hitch on your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with 6-1/2 foot bed. The slider hitch will allow the extra clearance that is needed to keep the front of the fifth wheel trailer from contacting the cab of the vehicle on sharp turns. If you have the 15K Reese Select Series hitch and not the Reese Pro Series, you will be able to take the head off of your fifth wheel hitch and attach it to the Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30048....
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  • Do You Carry Replacement Flat Leaf Springs for Reese Kwik Slide Fifth Wheel Slider
  • We have the leaf springs you are speaking of for your Kwik Slide Fifth Wheel Slider on our web site. The part number is # 30680 and you can use the link below to order.
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  • How to Upgrade the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider Part # RP30051
  • In order to upgrade your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider part # RP30051 to a 20,000 lb capacity you are going to want to use the Double Pivot 20K Head and Head Support part # 30118 which will fit perfectly onto the Reese Square Tube Slider part # RP30048 that you have now. The head of the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # 30862 is not available separately.
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  • Installation Instructions for Reese RP30051 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese and he informed me that there is nothing you can adjust on the slider that will allow you to remove that play. He did say to make sure that the pull pins that attach the slider to the rails are in correctly. You will want to make sure that they are facing out of the slider and are not underneath it. Otherwise you can get some strange noises and movement from it. I attached installation instructions for the Reese Square Tube Slider for Fifth Wheel Hitch,...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer be Towed with a Slider Hitch in the Slid Back Position
  • No, you cannot tow the trailer with a slider in the slid back position. This position is only for tight maneuvers where extra clearance is needed between the truck cab and the trailer overhang to safely make tight turns. For regular towing the hitch must be locked in the towing position. Moving the hitch back puts the weight of the trailer behind the rear axle of the truck. This would cause all sorts of ride problems if you were to tow it that way. Steering would be affected, the front...
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  • Using Reese Round Tube Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch on 2018 Ford F-250 with Factory Rails
  • It sounds like your Reese fifth-wheel hitch is equipped with the now discontinued round tube slider RP50008 (see attached picture to verify this). This particular sliding base is not compatible with the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 for the reason you described in your question. I cannot recommend modifying the hitch or rail adapter in any way, as this might weaken the connection point for the hitch. In order to use your existing Reese hitch with this adapter, you...
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  • Difference Between the Reese Slider # RP30048 and Pro Series Slider # RP30092
  • The biggest difference between the Pro-Series Slider # RP30092 and Reese Slider # RP30048 is the number of rollers in the slider. The # RP30092 uses 4 rollers whereas the # RP30048 uses 6 rollers to provide a smoother sliding action. That is why there is a price difference in what seems like two very similar products. I attached installation instructions for both products.
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  • Can a Reese 5th Wheel Hitch Head be Installed on a Curt Round Tube Slider Base
  • No, the components of 5th wheel hitches from different manufacturers are not compatible. One of the major issues is that the parts are not tested together so it voids the warranty on both products and makes the capacity unknown even if the parts could physically fit each other which they can't. Reese has 2 slider bases that could potentially work depending on which Reese hitch you have. There is the square tube slider # RP30048 and the round tube slider # RP50024.
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  • Slider Recommendation for a Reese 15k 5th Wheel Hitch
  • If it is a Pro Series 15K hitch, you should be able to un-bolt the head from the fixed legs and then bolt it to this slider, part # RP30092. You would lose the lowest hitch height setting when switching from fixed legs to a slider. If it is not a Pro Series model, you can use part # RP30048. It is built for standard Reese heads 15-18K. I spoke with my contact at Reese to confirm this.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Installation on 2002 Chevy Silverado with 6 Foot Bed
  • You do not mention if you have the installation kit to fasten the bed rails to the truck frame or if you already have the rails. If your Chevy is a 1500 or 2500 Series, we offer Custom vehicle specific mounting kits that include the bed rails and frame brackets, part # RP50064-58. This kit will make the installation much simpler than using the universal mounting kit. If you already have the bed mounting rails, use part # RP50064, which is the frame brackets only. You would also need part...
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  • Will the Reese16K Fifth Wheel Hitch Head Fit on the Reese Kwik Slide Fifth Wheel Slider
  • Yes, the Replacement 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch Head, item # 30047A, will work on the Kwik Slide Fifth Wheel Slider, item # 30048, that came with the # 30049 15K hitch. The Replacement 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch Head - Draw-Tite and Reese, item # 30047A does tilt front to back and side to side. If you are looking to upgrade the features or capacity of your hitch you could also use the Reese 18K Select Plus Fifth Wheel Head Kit, item # 58292, along with the Reese Replacement Head Support for...
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  • Is Sliding Hitch Needed for 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Short Bed Towing Grand Design Reflection 5th Wheel
  • There are definitely many cases when a sliding fifth wheel hitch isn't needed with short bed trucks like your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. It's difficult to state outright though if one wouldn't be needed for your particular application, as it really depends on the particular trailer you are towing and the truck you are towing with. Because there are so many different combinations and trailer designs, the best you can do is take a few measurements to determine your cab clearance to see if a sliding...
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  • Availability of Replacement Hardware # 30583 and Leaf Spring kit # 30680
  • Yes we carry the Replacement Leaf Spring for Kwik Slide Fifth Wheel # 30680 and the Replacement Hardware for Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Head Assembly and Head Support # 30583. For availability and shipping related questions contact customer service at 800-298-8924.
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  • Is the Reese Square Tube Slider Compatible with the Reese 15K 5th Wheel Hitch 30046?
  • The Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 10" Travel # RP30048 will work with your Reese 30046 15K 5th wheel hitch. This slider has a 6-roller design that will allow smooth sliding of 10 inches front to back to give you the turning clearance needed for a short bed truck. The rubber grip handle can mount to either side of the system.
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  • Will a 15K Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer hitch Head Fit a Reese Square Tube Slider Base
  • The Reese 15K heads fit the Pro Series Slider base, # RP30092, and the Pro Series 15K hitch will fit the Reese slider base # RP30048. They have the same mounting dimensions.
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  • Lubrication of Fifth Wheel Hitch and Slider
  • Some of the lubrication guidelines are mentioned in the owner's manual, which I've linked for you. Regularly lubricate all the pivot points where the hitch head moves fore/aft and side to side. Lubricate the pivot points for the hitch jaws and the linage for the operating handle. The slider should be lubricated as well, as shown in the instructions that I've also linked for you. The skid plate should also be lubricated with grease, unless you use a nylon lube plate like part # RP83002.
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  • How Much Does the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch and Slider Weigh and How do you Dismantle the Hitch
  • The Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch with Slider, # RP30051, consists of the head, # RP58146, the crossmember head support, # RP58147, and the square tube slider, # RP30048. The head weighs approximately 55 lbs, the crossmember weights approximately 37 lbs and the slider legs weigh approximately 60 lbs. The slider legs are held to the base rails using pins and clips, the crossmember is held to the slider legs u sing bolts and the head unit is held to the crossmember using pins and clips....
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  • Can Head of Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30047 Fit Slider Base # RP30048
  • Yes, the head of a # RP30047 will fit the slider base part # RP30048 that you referenced. This would give you a slider hitch with a 16k capacity and would work well.
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  • Excessive Movement in Reese Square Tube Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • If the hitch is sliding by itself even with the handle locked then there is likely something wrong with the slider base or handle and parts will have to be replaced. The easiest thing to do would be to replace the whole slider base. If you have the Reese square tube slider then the replacement is # RP30048. I have also included a link to all of the replacement slider bases we carry. Like you said, slider 5th wheel hitches have a lot of movement, this is the nature of the beast and given...
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  • Would Reese 30031 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Industry Standard Fifth Wheel Rails
  • The Reese hitch part 30031 that you referenced is designed to fit the industry standard fifth wheel rails like what come with the part # RP50140-58 that you referenced. The two would work well together.
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  • Recommended Reese 5th Wheel Slider Base for Use with 14K Reese Hitch
  • You can use Reese Square Tube Slider # RP30048 to convert your fixed Reese 5th wheel hitch to a slider 5th wheel. I verified this with my contact at Reese. This slider features 6 rollers for smooth tracking and it provides 10-inches of front-to-back travel. The Pro Series slider base # RP30092 works on Pro Series hitches.
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  • Installing a Fifth Wheel Hitch on a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
  • To install your existing hitch on your new vehicle, you would need the Custom Install Kit, part # RP50064-58. If you do not already have one, you should use a Slider, part # RP30048. Using a slider is always recommended in a short bed truck to prevent the corner of the trailer loft from striking the rear of the truck cab during turns. To see the instructions for the install kit as well as an install video, click on the provided links.
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