5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels

5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels

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Reese Accessories and Parts - SWW-03

  • Fifth Wheel King Pin
  • Wedges
  • Reese
  • Reese 5th Wheel


5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series 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:
    • Draw-Tite and Reese Select Series hitches #30026, #30046, #30049, #30047, #30051, #40119, #6021, #30033, #6022 and #30034
  • Wedge prevents pivot at fifth-wheel hitch jaws


SWW-03 - 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels



SWW-03 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details SWW-03 Installation instructions


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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel King Pin SWW-03 Review

Speaker 1: We're gonna take a look at the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for the Reese and Draw-Tite Select Series 5th Wheels. Now a 5th wheel wedge is a simple but reliable way to allow a 5th wheel hitch to be used with a 5th wheel sidewinder pin box. This custom wedge bolts in place to the universal wedge on the pin box and it'll provide a new pivot point for the king pin and wider turn radius for the 5th wheel trailer.So to keep the pin box from swiveling at the 5th wheel hitch head, this custom wedge is mounted to the pin box. It'll insert into the hitch head, and it locks the pin box into place. Since the pivot point is then moved toward the rear of your tow vehicle you can easily make 90 degree turns, even with a short bed truck. Now, this 5th wheel wedge is designed to fit the Reese and Draw-Tite Select Series 5th wheels, and it'll accommodate the Sidewinder or the 5th Airborne Sidewinder pin boxes.If you notice, it has a nice, durable carbide black powder coat finish on it to help resist corrosion.

It includes everything shown here, the wedge and the mounting bolts to install it. But that should do it for the review on the 5th Airborne Sidewinder Custom Wedge for Reese and Draw-Tite Select Series 5th Wheels.


Customer Reviews

5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels - SWW-03

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)


- SWW-03
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Wedge fits and works great on my sidewinder and 16k hitch. 548269



- SWW-03
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Fit and installed like it was made for it. 520254



- SWW-03
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This product allowed me to couple and decouple my truck from in a matter of minutes compared with the twenty it took me with the universal wedge that was originally supplied with my sidewinder kingpin. Great product, no issues and excellent delivery from etrailer 517992



- SWW-03
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This wedge has a better fit with my Reese hitch than the universal wedge. Works great with my Sidewinder hitch. Strong. 502162



- SWW-03
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I have always had great service from etrailer, have not installed hitch yet but all packaging was in good shape and all parts and hardware are included. If I have any problem I'm sure the people at etrailer will be there as they have been with my orders in the past. 499910



- SWW-03
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I replaced the original wedge from the Sidewinder. This wedge is working a little better than the original, however it still requires some precision when hooking up. 468064



- SWW-03
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It does the job for my Reese 5th wheel hitch 447228



- SWW-03
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Great product and great customer service. Our hitch came with the generic wedge. What a pain to unhook. Contacted etrailer and within 24 hours had an answer to my question. Thank you Chris 385302



- SWW-03
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Installed easily, adjusted easily. Working just as it should right out of the box. 371089



- SWW-03
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Good product and great service with Etrailer staff, but this wedge did not fit, easy return. 318115



- SWW-03
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Arrived on time and fit perfect. I will be back. 292706



- SWW-03
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Got this as I found the generic wedge supplied with the Sidewinder was making it hard to hitch up/uncouple. Would not easily go into the Reese hitch or release the pin as easily as the regular pin box. This wedge helped, but still find hook up/uncoupling to be harder than before I switched to the sidewinder. Need to be very straight onto hitch when backing up or uncoupling. 285195



- SWW-03
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Exactly what I wanted. Very fast shipping. Best part, GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE !!! 191876



- SWW-03
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good price and delivery on time 112218



- SWW-03
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Easy to order, showed up on time. 21839


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