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

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



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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (13 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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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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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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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is the Reese Elite Series Adapter Compatible with a Draw-Tite 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter, # RP30156, is compatible with your Draw-Tite 16K fifth wheel hitch as long as you have the fixed legs or the square tube slider legs. The Elite Series Adapter is not compatible with the older round tube slider legs part # 50008. If your hitch has the round tube slider legs, # 50008, then you will need to change to the square tube slider legs, # RP30048, to make your hitch compatible with this adapter. I have attached a photo of the round...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will an 18K Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit the Slider from a Reese 15K Hitch
  • You should be able to retain your slider and just swap the 15K head out for an 18K unit. If you have the Reese Kwik Slide Square Tube, part # 30048, you can use Reese Select Plus head, part # 58292. You will also need the head support, part # 58293.
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  • Installation Brackets for Installing Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 Series
  • For your new Chevy Silverado 2500, I would recommend our fifth wheel install kit, part # RP50066-58. If the new truck has the 8 foot bed, you will have no worries about needing a slider. If it has the 6-1/2 foot bed, using either a hitch with slider or a Sidewinder Replacement Pin Box is recommended. We offer two different slider units that can be used with your existing Reese Hitch. Part # RP30048 uses square tubes for the hitch to slide along. This is the more economical choice,...
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  • Availability of Slider for Draw-Tite 16K Hitch to Change Fixed Hitch to Slider Hitch
  • Your Draw-Tite 16K fifth wheel hitch head will attach to the Reese Square Tube Slider, part # RP30048, and get an extra 10 inches of front to back travel. Keep in mind, due to the locking mechanism of the slider units, you will lose the lowest hitch head height setting.
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  • Slider for Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch 30047 and Rail Kit Recommend for 2004 Chevy Silverado
  • If you have a Reese fifth wheel hitch part # RP30047 and wanted to convert it to a slider hitch all you need is the slider kit part # RP30048. For a rail kit confirmed as a fit for your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed I'd recommend a custom install kit like the part # RP50064-58 which will minimize drilling and be much easier to install than a universal install kit. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Which Slider Will Work for a 15K Fifth Wheel on a Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • 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 head setting when switching from fixed legs to a slider. If it is not a Pro Series model, you can probably use part # RP30048. It is built for standard Reese heads 15-18K, model numbers: 30049, 30046, 30051, 30047 and 30081. If you write back with the make and model number of your hitch, I can help you determine...
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  • Will the Reese Kwik Slide Handle Fit a Hidden Hitch 18K 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Reese Kwik Slide Replacement Handle, # 58161, is the replacement handle for the Reese Square Tube Slider, # RP30048, and the old model Reese Round Tube Slider, # RP50008. These are the same slider legs that were used with the Hidden Hitch 18K Select Plus fifth wheel hitch. As long as your Hidden Hitch 18K fifth wheel hitch is the Select Plus series and not the Signature Series, this handle should work with your slider legs. The main difference between the two hitches is the way...
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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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  • Do You Have a Instructions Manual For The Hidden Hitch # RP30051 Fifth Wheel Hitch With Slider
  • The owners manual for the Hidden Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch will be essentially the same as the Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # RP30047. I have added a link to the hitch and the instructions below. The slider is the same as part # RP30048 that I have linked to below as well.
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  • Will a Reese 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch Head fit onto a Reese Slider Hitch with a 15K Head
  • If the slider kit you have is a Reese square tube slider, part # RP30048, (see link below) then the item you selected will fit. The Reese slider is designed to fit both the 15K and 16K fifth wheel hitches. Keep in mind, due to the locking mechanism of the slider units, you will not be able to bolt the head support slider in the lowest setting, the top bolt holes on the head support.
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  • Does the Reese Square Tube Slider for 20K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Slide Automatically or Manually
  • On short bed trucks you would need to use a slider 5th wheel hitch. The square tube slider you have referenced, # RP30048, is designed to 16K or 20K Reese 5th wheel hitches and the head and crossmember will bolt to it. The bottom of the slider does fit into the above bed rails just like the legs of a fixed hitch. The slider will provide 10 inches of travel which will lessen the chance of hitting the cab of the truck with the trailer when taking tight turns. You will have to get out of...
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  • Can a 2008 Toyota Tundra with 5-1/2 Foot Bed Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I do have a great solution for you but first a little background information. A slider hitch is not going to work on a truck with a bed shorter than 6 feet long. The issue is that the slider will not offer enough travel for you to be able to make tight turns without hitting the truck and trailer together. You would also have to remove the truck tailgate to even slide the hitch back. The first thing you are going to need for your 2008 Toyota Tundra 5-1/2 foot bed is an installation kit....
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit and Slider for a 2007 Toyota Tundra with 6.5 Foot Bed
  • For a 2007 Toyota Tundra, you can use the installation kit # RP30035-309. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view. With a short bed truck, you will need a slider. I spoke with my contact at Reese and he stated that the Trail Boss is compatible with the square tube slider # RP30048. I have included a link to the installation details for the slider as well. The other option is to keep the fixed hitch and instead install a Sidewinder on the trailer. I would...
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