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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
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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

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Video of 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels

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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:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)


- 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.



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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



- 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.



- 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.



- 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.



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



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



- SWW-03
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Product worked better than the Universal wedge. Had to loosen it up a little to get the right catch. Then sick it down!



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



- 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



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



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



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



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



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good price and delivery on time



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Easy to order, showed up on time.


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Accessories and Parts

  • Which 5th Wheel Wedge For Reese 30047 and Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
    Yes. The 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels # SWW-03 is designed to work with your Reese # RP30047 and the Turning Point pin box.
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  • Custom Wedge for Reese 16K 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch
    If you have the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider # RP30051, then the correct custom wedge for Sidewinders is # SWW-03. The wedge will prevent pivot at the fifth-wheel hitch jaws. I have attached the installation details for you to check out.
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  • Which Sidewinder Wedge Should be Used with Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30051
    For your Reese slider hitch # RP30051 the correct Sidwinder wedge would be part # SWW-03. You'll need to keep your hitch slid forward at all times though since you shouldn't activate the slider mechanism of a hitch with a Sidewinder pin box.
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  • Wedge Needed for Towing Sidewinder Pin Box with Reese 30026 5th Wheel Hitch
    For your Reese 30026 5th wheel hitch you can use either the Universal Wedge # 201100 or the Custom Wedge for Select Series (which is what you have ) # SWW-03. My contact at Reese said that either one will fit and work well with your Sidewinder.
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  • Custom Sidewinder Wedge for a Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    The correct wedge for a Sidewinder or 5th Airborne Sidewinder pin box and a Curt Q16 5th wheel hitch is # C16992. The wedge that is included with the pin box is the universal wedge and it is not always the best fit. It is possible that it moved but regardless I recommend using the custom wedge # C16992 with the Curt Q16 hitch for the best fit. Considering the forces and weights involved the trailer could have caused the wedge to move since the fit is not as good with the universal wedge...
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  • Custom Wedge Needed for the Reese 16k 5th Wheel Hitch and a Revolution Pin Box
    If the universal wedge that came with the Revolution pin box on your trailer does not work to keep the trailer from pivoting in your Reese 16K hitch, # RP30047, you will need the custom wedge, # SWW-03, that you referenced. This wedge will be installed on the underside of the Revolution pin box and adjusted to lockout the pivot at the fifth wheel hitch, allowing the Revolution pin box to rotate at the rotating turret 22 inches farther back on the trailer. I have attached a drawing...
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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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  • Custom Sidewinder Wedge for Reese 14K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
    I spoke with my contact at Reese and they told me that there is a specific wedge that will need to be used with your 14K Reese 5th Wheel hitch and Sidewinder kingpin. The correct wedge for you is the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels part # SWW-03.
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  • Correct 5th Airborne Wedge # SWW-03 for Reese Hitch # 30047
    For your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # RP30047, I would recommend you use a 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels, part # SWW-03. This part is designed to work with your hitch and will also work with your Reese Revolution Pin Box. I attached installation instructions for this product below also.
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  • Which Sidewinder 5th Airborne for Keystone Cougar for 2020 GMC Sierra 1500
    The Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel should use a Lippert 1621 Pin Box so for a Sidewinder 5th Airborne you'd want the part # RP61422. With that said the Demco Recon part # DM8550045 can not be used with a Sidewinder since this attaches to a gooseneck ball and the Sidewinders require a hitch that attaches to the truck bed in four locations like the Reese # RP30047 which attaches to industry standard rails. For a custom rail kit that fits your 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 you could then use the part...
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  • Recommended Custom Wedge for Sidewinder and Reese M5 Hitch on 2017 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    For your Reese M5 Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs # RP30921, the custom wedge is # RP44FR. 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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  • What Wedge Do I Need For My Reese Revolution Pin Box And Sidewinder 16K Hitch
    The wedge that will work with your Reese Revolution pin box and your Sidewinder Hitch. Per Reese, is the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels, part # SWW-03. The representative also suggested some maintenance tips you can do to keep your hitch in working order. He suggested that you lubricate the hitch. You need to take the head off, put it upside down and spray with white lithium grease and also spray the jaws, wedge and king pin to keep everything moving smoothly. I...
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  • Sidewinder/Reese Revolution Wedge Recommendation for Reese 30047 Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The Sidewinder Wedge Kit, # SWW-03, was designed to work with the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30047 that you have and would be your best option. The universal wedge that came with the Revolution would work too, but it wouldn't be as perfect of a fit.
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  • Compatibility of Custom Sidewinder or Revolution Pin Box Wedge on Reese Sidewinder Pin Box
    The 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels # SWW-03 is the correct fit for your Reese # RP30051 sliding 5th Wheel Hitch. It has the same head as the fixed # RP30047 so it will be the custom fit, you just need to make sure not to use the slider when connected to your trailer with a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box because it will put too much of the weight behind the rear axle and the pivot point being 22 inches back will never require that use. You may choose to replace...
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  • Correct Wedge For PullRite SuperGlide Hitch
    The 5th Airborne Custom Wedge # SWW-03 is designed for select Draw-Tite hitches and is meant to work with the Sidewinder and 5th Airborne Sidewinder. Instead, the MORryde Orbital Pin Box Wedge for PullRite SuperGlide Hitch # MR65TR will work with MORryde pin boxes, and is intended to work with the PullRite SuperGlide you mention. Also, the Sidewinder Wedge Kit for Pullrite and Camco Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP99FR will also work with sidewinders/turning points.
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  • Reese5th Wheel Hitch & Base Rails for 2019 Ford F-150 With 5-1/2 Foot Bed & Sidewinder
    We do have a 5th wheel hitch and base rails that will work with a Sidewinder for your 2018 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed, though the part number you gave is just the head unit of a Reese Pro Series hitch, so you'll need the full set up. The parts you need are the following: - Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 - Reese Semi-Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Ford F-150 # RP30035-31 - Sidewinder Custom Wedge # SWW-03 - Bargman 5th Wheel/Gooseneck...
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  • Air Suspension Compatible With 5th Wheel Hitch on 2018 Ford F-150 With 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    We do have air suspension that will work with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP50087-58 for your 2018 Ford F-150 with a 5-1/2 foot bed, though I checked with Air Lift and the Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs # AL59570 you referenced are not compatible with a 5th wheel hitch. Instead, the right kit is going to depend on if your '18 F-150 is a 2WD or 4WD. If you have a 2-wheel drive you will need the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs #...
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  • Sidewinder Pin Box Replacement That Fits 2011 Forest River Microliter
    I sent your pin box info to Lippert and they informed me that you have a 1621 pin box model so for a Sidewinder you'd need the # RP34FR for a standard model or the part # RP61422 for a cushioned model that has the 5th Airborne air ride system builtin. This would work great with the Reese hitch part # RP30047 and then for the correct wedge you'd want the part # SWW-03.
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  • Can a 2020 Ram 2500 with Rambox Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer
    There is a way to to a fifth wheel trailer with your 2020 Ram 2500 that has the Ramboxes but you have to install a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer so that the pivot point is raised up high enough that there isn't interference between the pin box and the truck bed rails when turning. If you check out the picture I attached you can see what I mean. Sidewinders like the # RP3FR are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct...
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  • How To Determine If Your Base Rails Will Fit A New Hitch
    If your rails are 22" apart on center like in the attached picture then you have industry standard rails and will be able to install your new Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000lbs # RP30047 on them. Any hitch that is listed as fitting on industry standard rails will fit so if you decide to size up down the road you'll still be able to use the same rails. You'll want to make sure you're using the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Select Series Fifth Wheels Item # SWW-03 on...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit for 2019 Ram 1500 5-1/2 Foot Bed With Rambox
    The B&W Patriot # BWRVK3200 will not work for your 2019 Ram 1500 with a 5-1/2 foot bed, and it is not recommended to use any 5th wheel hitch in a bed that short with Ramboxes. If you do, you will need a Sidewinder such as the Reese Sidewinder Fifth-Wheel Pin Box # RP34FR. To find the correct Sidewinder what you will need to know is the manufacturer and model number of the pin box on your fifth wheel and match that with the correct replacement. For example, Sidewinder # RP34FR will replace...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Use with a Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
    Since you have the Lippert Turning Point pin box you would not need a slider hitch such as # RP30051. You would need a fixed hitch such as # RP30047. The Turning Point pin box moves the pivot point of the trailer back which is why a slider hitch doesn't need to be used (and really shouldn't be used, especially not slid back). The Turning Point comes with a universal wedge to lock out the ability of the trailer to pivot at the hitch. But a custom wedge will do the job better. For the...
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  • Solution for Towing Forest River Rockwood with Reese Revolution with 2006 Ram with Gooseneck Hitch
    The Reese Revolution pin boxes are really nice but they have one big drawback which is they can't be used basically with any type of gooseneck to fifth wheel adapter due to the connection point being down the center of the hitch and not around the perimeter. Your best option would be to replace the gooseneck hitch you have with a fifth wheel rail kit and fixed hitch like the Reese 16k part # RP30047. Then for a rail kit the best option is a custom fit kit like the part # RP50140-58...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 With 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    For your 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed, let's start with a rail kit that is custom for your truck because you will need that for either a sliding hitch or a sidewinder. I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50064-58 which has custom brackets to make the installation easy. For your 6-1/2 foot bed, a sliding hitch will work just fine with the rails listed above and will provide you with the turning clearance...
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  • Which Sidewinder Wedge to Use with Reese 30031 Fifth Wheel Wedge
    The Sidewinder wedge you'd want to use with your Reese Classic 30031 hitch is the part # SWW-03.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommend for 2020 Ford F-150 5.5 ft Bed Towing Trailer w Reese Revolution Box
    The Reese Revolution is exactly what you need to haul a fifth wheel when using a truck with a 5-1/2 foot bed like your 2020 Ford F-150. So what you want is fixed hitch like the # RP30047 and a custom rail kit for your truck like the Reese part # RP50087-58 and you'll be in very good shape with the Reese Revolution. Only other thing you'd want is a custom wedge part # SWW-03 which is designed for the # RP30047 with a Revolution pin box. The SWW-03 is the component that keeps the pin...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Sidewinder Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500 5-1/2 Bed
    The Max Turn Technology feature of your Keystone Cougar basically is a narrower nose that allows better clearance with short bed trucks. But since your truck bed is 5-1/2 feet you still would need a Sidewinder as the added clearance is not going to be quite enough. Your trailer should have a Lippert 1621 pin box so the correct Sidewinder would be the part # RP34FR. I'd still recommend verifying the pin box since you didn't mention the model of your Cougar. For a fifth wheel hitch you'd...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For Reese Revolution Pin Box And 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 6.5 Foot Bed
    The Reese Revolution pin box will not work with the B&W companion that uses the gooseneck underbed hitch for the base. It puts too much force on the under body for that combination. If you want to use an underbody rail kit, I recommend the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30868 which can be used with the Reese M5 Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs # RP30921. If you want a standard above bed rail system,...
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  • Which Hitch is Better for Use with a Sidewinder a Reese Select Series 16K or Curt E16
    It is not really a fair comparison between Reese hitch # RP30047 and Curt hitch # C16115. The Reese hitch is absolutely better. That hitch in particular has been around a long time. If chucking is a concern you definitely want to avoid hitches that have a slide bar jaw like the Curt E16. They allow for too much play between the king pin and the jaw. The Reese hitch has the more secure dual jaw design so you would experience less chucking with it. I have linked a video review of this...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommend for 2016 Ford F-150 5.5 ft Bed Towing Trailer w Reese Revolution Box
    The Reese Revolution is exactly what you need with a fixed hitch to be towed by a truck with a 5-1/2 foot bed like your 2016 Ford F-150. A slider hitch wouldn't give you the needed clearance and a slider hitch can't be used with a Reese Revolution so that's just bad advice all around. So what you'll want is fixed hitch like the # RP30047 and a custom rail kit for your truck like the Reese part # RP50087-58 and you'll be in very good shape with the Reese Revolution. Only other thing you'd...
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