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Bolt this wedge onto your Sidewinder to prevent the Sidewinder's king pin from rotating in your Reese Titan fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP30865 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Sidewinder Wedge for Reese Titan 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.



Reese Accessories and Parts - RP30865

Bolt this wedge onto your Sidewinder to prevent the Sidewinder's king pin from rotating in your Reese Titan fifth-wheel trailer hitch.


Features:

  • Prevents Sidewinder king pin from pivoting in your hitch
    • Works with Reese Titan 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Bolts onto Sidewinder in place of universal wedge
  • Resists corrosion with durable black powder coat finish
  • Limited lifetime warranty


22550 Reese Sidewinder Locking Wedge for Reese Titan Fifth-Wheel Hitches



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Speaker 1: Today we're taking look at the sidewinder wedge for Reese Titan Fifth Wheel trailer hitches. Now this unit is designed to prevent your sidewinder king pin from pivoting when it's in the hitch. It works with Reese Titan Fifth Wheel trailer hitches. It simply bolts onto the sidewinder in place of the universal wedge. Installation hardware is included.Now the hardware will need to be torqued to specifications listed in the instructions. So when you get this, please follow the instructions, hold onto those, because it does have the torque ratings listed.It's made from a durable steel construction.

Features a nice black, powder coated finish which is designed to resist rust and corrosion. And it's covered with a limited lifetime warranty.Now when installing this, the wedge needs to be positioned with the narrow end towards the front of the unit and the recessed area downward. The recessed area is for the socket head clearance to the bolts.That's going to do it for today's look at the Sidewinder Wedge for Reese Titan Fifth Wheel trailer hitches.


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Sidewinder Wedge for Reese Titan 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP30865

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Bolt this wedge onto your Sidewinder to prevent the Sidewinder's king pin from rotating in your Reese Titan fifth-wheel trailer hitch.

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I have a sidewinder pin box and the universal wedge that came with it would not work on the Titan hitch. I tried to file it down and while it would now fit the slot it would allow (very little) side to side movement. I was looking at having to expend a rather large sum of money to purchase a sliding hitch but the good folks at eTrailer told me Reese had released a wedge for my hitch. The new wedge fits perfectly and solved all my hitch problems. I could not be happier with this product. I also appreciate the sales staff at eTrailer for steering me in the right direction and saving me a ton of money. 326279



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I am done with Reese .... The constant no release problem that seems to follow Reese. I have the Reese 15k pro series with bed saver (no or hard to release) and then I purchased The Reese 20k Titan (same hard to release) .... Then I purchased a b&w 18k with a slider ... Locked out the revolution ... And was I surprised! It always releases every time. I am going to junk both Reese's hitches because I don't think anyone should own them! Salvi p.. 302602



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I just received my order to day everythings here and looks to be in good shape it took 5 days to get here weekend included.I think that's great very happy so far.I haven't installed any thing yet being 15 degrees out and no garage but when I do i know etrailer will be there to help great company I will continue to do business with them with confidence. 356006



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Elite airborne sidewinder is still the best solution for a short box but the ride isnt as good as I hoped it would be. It is considerably better than it was when I first installed it and had it set too stiff. Still the only short box hitch I will go with till something better comes along. 261124



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Instructions were great & installation was easy. High quality parts that looked great and are holding up well. Etrailer and Cequent (Reese's parent co.) are both great companies to deal with - extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the products they sell. 295719



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Works great along with my Reese r16 hitch. I am using airborne sidewinder on my Bighorn 3160 to accommodate the ram boxes on my Ram 3500. Nice smooth ride. Thanks Reese. 272186



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Very fast shipping. Easy installation, product seems to work great. Customer service was very good. 243404



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This was the right one and works the way that it said it would 338829



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Exactly what I ordered, very fast and an excellent price. 283623



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Nothing to review. Just a chunk of st eel 367298


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  • Will a Reese Sidewinder Wedge Fit a Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
  • While the Reese wedge # RP30865 has not been officially confirmed as a fit for the Turning Point pin box I am confident that it will work. The Turning Point pin box is basically the same concept as the Revolution or Sidewinder pin boxes with the only difference being how each one swivels. The Turning Point uses a bearing system.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Towing Setup for a 2017 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot Bed
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For Revolution Pin Box To Reduce Jarring And Chucking
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  • For your 2017 Ram 2500 without the factory rail kit the correct fifth wheel rail kit you would want is the Reese kit part # RP50054-58. This is a custom fit rail kit for your truck that will install much easier and faster than a universal kit. Plus it will minimize drilling. This will work well with the Reese Titan hitch part # RP30867 that you have. For a custom wedge to use this hitch with your Sidewinder you would want the # RP30865.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Towing Kit Needed for a 2017 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot Bed
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for use with a Reese Revolution Kingpin 2017 Ram 1500
  • I do have an option for you but the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter part # AM3200 is only compatible with fixed pin boxes. Since the Reese Revolution is a rotating pin box, it cannot be used with the above 5th wheel hitch. Instead, I recommend taking a look at the Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30867 with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails part # RP50142-58 which will work with your Reese Revolution Kingpin. The Reese Titan...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch And Rails To Be Used With Revolution Pin Box On 2016 GMC Sierra 1500SLE
  • For your 2016 GMC Sierra 1500SLE, I recommend using the Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # RP30867. This hitch has a serrated dual-jaw design for superior hold, a built-in vibration-isolator system, and a easy-to-see king pin indicator. These unique systems ensure a smooth ride with minimal jarring and chucking. For a custom fit rail kit, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches...
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  • Recommended Non-Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch And Sidewinder Pin Box For Ram 3500 Dually Short Bed
  • To protect the bed of your truck you may simply need to adjust the height of your sliding hitch to give you more clearance above your bed. However, it may be more complicated than that as well. There is one secure way to ensure your bed is protected, but it requires changing your pin box and your hitch. If you already have above bed rails for your 5th wheel, I recommend swapping your slider for a non-moving hitch like # RP30867 and then changing your pin box to the Reese Sidewinder 5th...
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  • Hooking up Trailer that has Sidewinder with Taller 2017 Ford F-250 and Reese Rail Adapter
  • The Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 that you referenced will add about 3" from where the factory pucks are on your 2017 Ford F-250. Although 3" does not seem like a lot, it could affect how easy it is to hookup your trailer to your F-250. You can definitely switch to one of the Reese Elite 5th wheel hitches if that makes hooking up your trailer easier. The Elite # RP30142 is rated for 18K and has a height adjustment from 14" - 18", while part # RP30871 is rated for...
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  • Custom Wedge for a Sidewinder Pin Box and Reese R20 or Titan 20 5th Wheel Hitch
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  • Recommended Sidewinder Pin Box for 2011 Ford F-150 with 5.5 Foot Bed and 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your 2011 Ford F-150 Super Crew with 5.5 foot bed, the sliding hitch you currently have will not work. Due to the bed size, you need to use a fixed hitch and a Sidewinder to get the turning clearance you need. If you don't have base rails, I recommend you start with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50081-58. Then you will need a fixed mount hitch versus a sliding hitch. I recommend the Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer...
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  • Compatibility of the Titan 20K 5th Wheel Hitch with a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • The Titan 16K has actually been discontinued which is why our recommendations have complately switched over to the Titan 20K # RP30867. These are the same 5th wheel hitches, the only difference is that the 20K is rated for 4,000 more lbs than the 16K which was naturally rated for 16,000 lbs. Personally I think that the Titan is one of the best 5th wheel hitches on the market because of the geared dual-jaw system and 4-way pivoting head. You are correct that you need to use a stationary...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Towing Setup for a 2016 Ram 2500 with RamBox
  • I can tell you have really done your research. The RamBox is a great idea but it does require the use of a Sidewinder due to the limited side-to-side clearance of the bed rails on your 2016 Ram 2500. For a replacement Sidewinder for your Lippert 1621HD pin box the Sidewinder # RP61420 is the correct replacement provided that the weight capacity of your trailer does not exceed 16,000 lbs. If it does then you will need to go with part # RP61421 which has a 19,000 lbs capacity. If you...
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  • Suspension Enhancement for 2015 Ram 1500 Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Before getting into the suspension aspect of the question, the first thing you need to know is that you will be unable to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2015 Ram 1500 that has a bed under 6 feet unless you use a Sidewinder. Without one there is not going to be enough clearance between your trailer and the cab of your Ram, resulting in the cab getting smashed. I've added a link to a help article on Sidewinders for you to take a look at as well as a link to our page with our selection...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Towing Setup for a 2017 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • Since your 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 has a box that is shorter than 6 feet you will actually need to go with a stationary 5th wheel hitch and then change the pin box on your trailer to a Sidewinder pin box. There are no sliding 5th wheel hitches that will allow you to make a 90 degree turn with a truck that has a box under 6 feet. The Sidewinder takes the pivot point on your towing setup and moves it from the king pin back 22 inches to the rotating pin box. We have a selection of Sidewinders...
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  • Should Fifth Wheel Wedge Fight Tight to Jaws of Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The size of the wedge you need depends on the fifth wheel hitch you have. If you have a Titan 16k Reese hitch the wedge you need is part # RP30865, if you have a Select Plus fifth wheel hitch that uses the single hook to secure the king pin you'd want the part # SWW-03. Different hitches have different width jaw openings so what you are asking about would depend on the hitch and wedge you currently have, but you want the wedge to fit tight to prevent movement.
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  • Reese Titan Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 2500 with Rail Kit and Reese Revolution
  • The 30866 you referenced is no longer available but the 20k version part # RP30867 is and would be a great solution. It can easily be used with a Reese Revolution pin box as well with the wedge part # RP30865. The correct rail adapter you'd need for this hitch to install in your 2018 Ram 2500 with the factory rail kit is the part # RP30154.
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  • Sidewinder Wedge for Reese Titan Part # RP30866 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Yes, the custom Sidewinder wedge for the Reese Titan fifth wheel trailer hitch # RP30867 you referenced is # RP30865. You will bolt onto your Sidewinder to prevent the king pin from rotating in your fifth wheel trailer.
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  • Will a Sidewinder Replace a RotoFlex Pin Box 1621 on a Trailer
  • The 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret # RP61422 that you referenced comes with everything needed to swap out the RotoFlex 1621 you have currently installed on your trailer. The Sidewinder will work great with your Reese Titan 16 slider part # RP30869 that you have but you will need to leave the slider in the forward most position. The correct wedge to use with this hitch and Sidewinder is part # RP30865.
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2014 Ram 2500 with Ram Boxes
  • There is a specific set of parts needed in order to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a 2014 Ram 2500 that has the Ram Box feature. The issue is that the Ram Box truck bed is more narrow than a regular bed and as a result the trailer pin box will hit the bed sides when turning. In order to make it work you will need to use a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer and fixed 5th wheel hitch in the truck. The first thing to check is if there is a Sidewinder that fits the trailer. To determine that...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit for 2015 Ram 1500 Short Bed Towing Trailer with Reese Revolution
  • Yes, you are correct. Since you are buying a trailer with a Reese Revolution box you would want a stationary hitch since you do not need the slider. The Revolution will provide all of the needed turning clearance. For a stationary hitch the Reese Titan part # RP30867 would be a great option. Then for a rail kit confirmed as a fit the part # RP50142-58 would be what you need as it is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ram 1500 short bed. The wedge you'd need then is the part # RP30865.
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