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5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Signature and Elite Series, and Select Plus Fifth Wheels

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Reese Accessories and Parts - SWW-01

5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Reese Elite, Signature Series, and Select Plus Fifth Wheels


  • Designed to work with the Sidewinder and 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • Replaces universal wedge that comes with Sidewinder and 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • Custom wedge is designed specifically for:
    • Reese, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Signature Series and Elite Series hitches (RP30142, RP30143, RP30144, RP30871, 30059, 30085, 30847, 40847, 40285, and 40259)
    • Reese, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Select Plus hitches (RP30081, RP30083, and RP30084)
    • Reese OEM hitch for Ram towing prep package (RP30160)
  • Wedge prevents pivot at fifth-wheel hitch jaws

SWW-01 - 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Signature Series, Select Plus, and R20 Fifth Wheels

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5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Signature and Elite Series, and Select Plus Fifth Wheels - SWW-01

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Reese Elite, Signature Series, and Select Plus Fifth Wheels

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by: JohnnyT01/30/2014

I wish I had done the 3 years ago I had a 15k Reese with a uni-wedge, man what a hard time I had with hook-up and disconnection I almost wanted to stop using my 5th wheel. With this 18k custom under mount in a F250 and this correct wedge I was connected in 2min and disconnected in 1. I love trailering again 115276


Went on a 10,000 mile trip and this wedge made my life so much EZer. I still love it.e-trailer is the best!! Had a blowout, needed a tire could not find one in any store, we were passing the area on a Sunday no less I was met at the side door with a tire.

JohnnyT - 01/31/2015


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by: MO Gecko11/08/2016

This wedge is a big improvement over the universal wedge. It is thicker in the ramp area, providing more support. Product was not in stock and it took the manufacturer much longer than 60 days to deliver inventory. Erika @ etrailer kept me apprised of the status of the order and contacted me immediately upon receipt in-house. Great customer service! 314754

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by: Gary Eldreth10/23/2013

Product was as described and should work great. I have been using the universal wedge. However it does allow a small amount of side to side movement which I don't like. Don't know what Reese paints these with but it is tuff. I wish I could get the same stuff on my pickup. I would recommend this product and to anyone. 104885

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by: Chuck P.12/15/2014

Just what the doctor ordered. Easy to install and made for a much more secure connection of my 5th Airborne Sidewinder hitch box to my new Reese signature series 5th wheel hitch. 165514

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by: Randy C.09/15/2016

I recommend this! Makes hooking up so much easier! Be sure to torque it down every so often. It did loosen up after a cross country trip. 294988

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by: Ray09/02/2017

This product fit perfect for the sidewinder and the reese 5th wheel hitch 428064

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by: Ed G02/24/2014

Wedge appears to be the correct one for my sidewinder. 117333

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by: Andy12/13/2016

Delivery great. Part worked. 324696


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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package and Reese Revolution Pin Box
  • Since the trailer comes with the Reese Revolution pin box you will need a fixed hitch, not a slider, and a custom wedge to match the hitch. The wedge prevents the trailer from turning at the hitch so that it turns 22 inches further back allowing you to make tight turns without needing a slider. For a hitch that fits directly into the factory prep package on Ford trucks including your 2017 F-350 I recommend the Reese Elite hitch # RP30142. And for a custom wedge use # SWW-01.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ram 2500 with Rambox
  • Yes, it is possible to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a 2017 Ram 2500 with RamBoxes. However, because of the of the RamBox feature not all 5th wheel products are compatible. In my opinion, I personally would not get the RamBox feature.The boxes will limit you hitch options and what components that are available will increase the over all expense of a 5th wheel hitch for a Ram with RamBoxes installed. I recommend getting the factory prep package without the RamBox. For this application,...
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  • Recommendations For Hooking Up 5th Wheel Trailer With Reese Elite Series and 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • There are a few things you can do to make hooking up to your fifth-wheel trailer easier. Beginning with the wedge, you will want to make sure that the wedge is not touching the king pin. If it is touching, you will need to adjust it. Also with the wedge, if you are using a standard wedge, it will fit, but we do have custom wedges that will fit better. I would recommend using the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge, part # SWW-01, which is designed for Elite, Signature and Select Series 5th Wheel...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails And Hitch For 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD And Custom Wedge
  • For your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD with 6-1/2 foot bed, you have two option for rails. Above bed rails that are the standard for many years, or an underbed rail kit that is similar to the new factory puck system. For the newer style under bed rail kit, you would want the # RP30868 compatible with the Reese Elite Hitch # RP30142. This will use custom wedge # SWW-01 for your revolution pin box. The benefit is this system gives you a completely clean bed when not using your 5th wheel...
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  • Sidewinder for Lippert 1116 Pin Box and Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch 2012 Ford F-350
  • The Reese Sidewinder, # RP61411, is a fit for your 2011 Keystone Raptor with the Lippert 1116 pin box. It is rated for 19,000 pounds gross trailer weight. And the Sidewinder is compatible with the Elite Series 5th wheel trailer hitch. The Sidewinder comes with a universal wedge but for a custom wedge for the Elite series hitches use # SWW-01. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you and a link to our informational article on Sidewinders for you.
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  • Custom Sidewinder Wedge for Reese 18K Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Although the # 201100 universal wedge that's included with the Sidewinder will work with Elite Series hitches, the wedge that's specifically designed for them, part # SWW-01 would be a better fit. You can see the installation instructions for the wedge by clicking the provided link.
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  • Difficulty Unhitching Sidewinder From Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch
  • I spoke with my Reese representative, who had a couple of suggestions for you. If the problem is that the jaws of the hitch keep slamming shut before you can pull the king pin free, Reese has a Technical Bulletin that addresses this issue, I'll forward the bulletin to you in a separate email. Another possibility is that you might be using the wrong wedge on your Sidewinder. The Sidewinder comes with a universal wedge that fits many different hitch set-ups, but the wedge designed specifically...
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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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  • Which Sidewinder Wedge Fits an Older Reese 18K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Honestly your best bet would be the universal wedge that is included with the Sidewinders. It is # 201100 if you do not already have it. If your 18K Reese hitch has a part number on it anywhere it would be easy to determine if one of the custom wedges will fit. For example, # SWW-01 fits the following Select Plus and Signature Series hitch models: 30142, 30143, 30059, 30085, 30847, 40847, 40285, 40259, 30081, 30083 and 30084. Wedge # SWW-03 fits Select Series hitches 30046, 30049,...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit for 2016 Ford F-250 for Use with Sidewinder
  • For basically the same thing as the Ford Rail Kit for your 2016 Ford F-250 that will cost much less we have the Reese Elite Rail Kit part # RP30126. Reese actually makes the Ford rail kit so it's essentially the same thing. The Reese Elite Hitch part # RP30871 will then be your best option for a hitch. It's about as lightweight as a fifth wheel hitch is going to be, it will fit the rail kit well as it was designed for/with it, it has an excellent jaw design and works great with a Sidewinder...
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  • Will a New 5th Wheel Wedge Be Needed For a Sidewinder Pin Box and a Reese OEM 5th Wheel # RP90160
  • The wedge needed for the Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160, is # SWW-01. The shipping weight of the Reese OEM 5th Wheel is at 186 lbs. The head of the hitch can be removed from the frame if needed to make it easier to move the hitch around.
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  • Leland 7910 Sidewinder and Compatible Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation
  • You are correct, the Curt Q20 hitches are not compatible with Sidewinders due to the wide jaw opening of the hitches. Your best option is going to be to replace your current hitch with a stationary one compatible with a Sidewinder. The Reese Select Plus part # RP30081 would be an excellent choice. I one time asked our contact at Sidewinder what fifth wheel hitch would work the best with a Sidewinder and this is the one he recommended. The correct wedge would be the part # SWW-01. The...
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  • Which Sidewinder Wedge Works With a 2006 Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Sidewinders come with a Universal Wedge, # 201100, which should work on your Reese 16k trailer hitch. If you have a Reese Elite, Signature Series or Select Plus Fifth Wheel hitch, you can use 5th Airborne Custom Wedge, # SWW-01. I also noticed that you mentioned using the Sidewinder with a slider. While the use of a Slider is not prohibited with a Sidewinder, the slider will need to remain in the locked, towing position when using the Sidewinder.
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  • Which Wedge Should be Used with a Reese Elite Fifth Wheel Hitch 18k
  • The universal wedges that comes with the Reese Elite # RP30142 is much different in shape than the one that you should use part # SWW-01. If you hover over # SWW-01 and then the universal wedge part # 201100 you can see just how different they are. The Elite wedge is going to fit much better and will provide you with a better towing experience and easier setup. The difference between the two Sidewinder is the pin boxes the two are designed to fit as replacements for. The part # RP61420...
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  • Recommended Custom Wedge for Sidewinder and Reese Elite Hitch on 2017 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • For your Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs # RP30142, the custom wedge is # SWW-01. The # SWW-03 for your Select Series Hitch may work, but it will not be as tight or customized a fit. My recommendation is to use the custom wedge for the truck you will be using most often. If you desire, you can always go with the universal replacement # 201100 but it won't be as good a fit for either hitch.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit and Base Rails for 2016 RAM 1500, 6 Foot Bed w/o ECODiesel
  • For your 2016 Ram 1500, 6 foot bed without ECODiesel, you will want the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50142-58. This is a custom fit installation kit for your truck, and I confirmed it is the correct fit with my contact at Reese. I have linked the installation instructions for the kit for you. The 20K and 24K Curt Q Series 5th wheel hitches are not compatible with a Sidewinder, but the Curt A16 # C16120 can be used with...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for Use with Sidewinder Pin Box
  • Sidewinder and Reese are both made by the same company so the two work well together regardless of which model you go with. I really like how well the Select Plus part # RP30081 secures to the king pin of the hitch so it would be what i would recommend. The custom fit Sidewinder wedge for this hitch then is the part # SWW-01 which will give you the best fit possible.
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  • Do Reese Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2017 Ford F-350 Work well With Sidewinder
  • Reese hitches are actually made by the same company as Sidewinder so they work really well together. Every fifth wheel application though benefits from a custom wedge since it makes the Sidewinder fit better to the hitch. If you have the Ford rail kit in your truck you'd want the Reese Elite hitch part # RP30142 which fits the rail kit, or if you do not have the Ford rail kit the # RP30081 would be a great option with the same head. You'd need the rail kit # RP50074-58 which is a confirmed. Then...
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch Not Connecting to Sidewinder
  • Are you using the correct wedge part # SWW-01 to attach your Sidewinder to the Reese Select Plus part # RP30081? It sounds like the latch won't close unless you "high pin" it which basically means that the hitch isn't actually connected the trailer. Otherwise the problem could be that the wedge is installed too far forward and is prohibiting the hitch from connecting to it.
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  • Custom Fit Above Bed 5th Wheel Base Rails and Installation Kit for 2014 Ford F-150, 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I have a fit for you, but the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16441-104 that you referenced is not confirmed to fit your 2014 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 foot bed. For your F-150, 5-1/2 foot bed, you will want to use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP50081-58. I have attached an installation video and the installation instructions for these rails for you. The # RP50081-58 will provide you with industry standard above-bed rails. These rails will work...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab 6.5 ft Bed & Forest River with Revolution
  • Good news, I can help explain what you will need to tow the 5th Wheel with the Reese Revolution. Some quick things to know: The Revolution is another name used by dealers for the Sidewinder like the 16K # RP61420. The Revolution needs a custom wedge (depending on which 5th wheel hitch you have) to prevent it from rotating in the 5th wheel unit because it will rotate in the turret, which will give you the turning clearance you will need for your 6-1/2 foot bed. To equip your 2015...
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  • How to Determine Correct Sidewinder 5th Airborne for Trailer and Reese Elite Hitch Wedge Recommend
  • If you find the plate up near the pin box there should be the model name and number of your pin box listed. Without knowing what you have I can't recommend a Sidewinder 5th Airborne since they are all pin box specific. Once you figure out which pin box you have you can check the FAQ I attached that has a chart that shows the correct Sidewinder to get based on which pin box you have. If you cannot find the number you can use the measurements of the bolt holes of the pin box to determine...
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  • Can a Reese Revolution Pin Box be Used with a Reese Elite Series 18K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Yes, you can use a Reese Revolution or Sidewinder with the Elite Series 18K hitch. I recommend using the custom wedge for the best fit. For the Elite Series wedge use # SWW-01.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and Sidewinder Pin Box
  • The first thing you will need is an installation kit for the hitch for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. There are above the bed options with rails that will always be present in the bed; and there are below the bed kits that, once the hitch is removed, leaves an empty bed with no rails. For an above the bed rail kit, brackets, and hardware, you can use # RP50066-58. This is a custom installation kit which means no drilling into the truck frame for installation. For below the bed...
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  • Recommended Fifth-Wheel Hitch to Pair With Reese Revolution King Pin Hitch on 2015 Silverado 2500
  • There are a number of very good fifth-wheel hitches available for you to choose from, but their fit depends on the truck you have. In that regard, you will want to stay away from short-bed trucks, which you can classify as anything with a bed that is under 8 feet. The correct hitch is going to also depend on if you purchase a truck with a factory fifth-wheel prep package. Sliding hitches should not be used with the Revolution, and there are a few other fifth wheel hitches that are not...
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  • Is Custom Wedge Needed for Reese Sidewinder Pin Box # RP61422 Used with 18K Reese 5th Wheel Head
  • I see that you recently purchased a Reese Sidewinder # RP61422. Thank you for doing business with etrailer. You will find a better fit if you use a custom wedge with your Reese Elite Series hitch. Custom wedge part # SWW-01 from Reese is designed for your specific application. This will give you a better fit at the hitch jaws and prevent them from binding. The instructions for this item are linked for your reference. You may still need to use a mallet or hammer to coax the wedge into...
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  • Which Wedge Fits Reese Select Plus 20K 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Sounds like you have Reese Select Plus 20K hitch # RP30081 so you will want wedge # SWW-01. If your hitch has the single jaw head, then you will need # SWW-01. It does come with the bolts and lock washers.
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  • Recommendation for Installation Kit to Install Reese 18K Signature Series Hitch on 2000 Ford F-250SD
  • To install a 18K Reese Signature Series hitch in your 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Long Bed you will need to use the Reese Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit, part # RP30073. This kit includes the custom designed mounting brackets that mount to the outside of your vehicles frame rails and the under bed crossmembers that sit along the top of the frame rails. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Reese installation kit. If you are needing a fifth wheel wiring...
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  • Is the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with a Revolution Pin Box and 2010 Ram 2500
  • Yes, the Reese Revolution pin box and the Reese Elite Series 5th wheel hitches such as # RP30142 are compatible with each other. You will just need the appropriate custom wedge # SWW-01. Since you are using a Revolution pin box I recommend using the fixed version of the Elite hitch # RP30142 because the pin box is not meant to be used with a slider hitch. For an installation kit that will fit your 2010 Ram 2500 and the Elite hitch I recommend # RP30852 which is the custom fit below...
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  • Availability of Custom Wedge for Sidewinder Used with Reese R20 5th Wheel 20k Hitch # RP30867
  • My contact at Reese confirmed that the custom wedge suitable for use with their Reese R20 20K 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30867 is part # SWW-01. The installation instructions are included for your reference. As noted in the instructions, the included bolts that secure the wedge to your Sidewinder are to be torqued to a specific value. The wedge needs to be positioned with the narrow end towards the front of the unit and the recessed area facing downward.
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