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5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels

5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels

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Reese Accessories and Parts - SWW-05

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

5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker 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 Hi-Jacker hitches
  • Wedge prevents pivot at fifth-wheel hitch jaws

SWW-05 - 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels

Installation Details SWW-05 Installation instructions

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Video of 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel King Pin SWW-05 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the 5th Airborne Sidewinder custom wedge for Hi-Jacker fifth wheels. Now this fifth wheel wedge, it's a simple but reliable way to allow a fifth wheel hitch to be used with a fifth wheel Sidewinder pin box.This custom wedge will bolt in place with the universal wedge on the pin box, provides a new pivot point for the king pin and a wider turn radius for the fifth wheel trailer.So to keep the pin box from swiveling at your fifth wheel hitch head, this custom wedge which is bolted to the pin box, this will insert into the hitch head, locks the pin box into place there. And then since the pivot point will be moved towards the rear of your tow vehicle, it can easily make 90 degree turns even with a sharp bed truck.Now this fifth wheel wedge is designed to fit the Hi-Jacker fifth wheels and accommodates the Sidewinder or the 5th Airborne Sidewinder pin boxes.Notice it has a nice durable carbide black powder coat finish to help resist corrosion. And it does include the wedge itself and the mounting bolts, all the hardware to install it.But that should do it for the review on the 5th Airborne Sidewinder custom wedge for the Hi-Jacker fifth wheels.

Customer Reviews

5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels - SWW-05

Average Customer Rating:  1.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

- SWW-05

The rv center could not get the wedge to install properly, the wedge needed to be ground down to fit . The reps from the hitch company were going to try and fix the problem but they never showed up, so the wedge never worked and I am just running without the wedge, basically just thru 50 bucks away for nothing. 239920


Ask the Experts about this Reese Accessories and Parts

  • sidewinder Wedge Recommendation for Use With Demco Hijacker Flat Deck SL Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The correct Sidewinder wedge to use with the Demco Flat Deck SL Fifth Wheel Hitch part # DM6076SL-FLAT is the # SWW-05. Yes, if you check out the link I attached you will see all of the 19k capacity Sidewinders we carry. To pick out the correct one you will need to know which pin box you have on your trailer. This information is usually listed on a plate or sticker up near the pin box. Once you know which pin box you have you can select it from the filters on the linked page to see...
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  • Is Demco Recon Compatible With Reese Sidewinder?
    Yes, the Demco Recon # DM8550043 is compatible with a Reese Sidewinder such as # RP61450 as long as you use custom wedge # SWW-05. To mount it in the factory puck system of your 2015 Ram 3500, you would want the Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154. I've added a link to a video review of the Recon for you, as well as a link to our page with each of our available Sidewinders.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Air Bags for 2015 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    A fixed fifth wheel hitch and Reese Sidewinder combination like what you referenced is the exact setup that you need to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2015 Ford F-150 short box. Starting with the fifth wheel trailer hitch itself, the Demco Recon # DM8550043 that you are looking at is a really nice option. This is a heavy-duty hitch that features a wraparound, single-piece jaw for a secure connection with the trailer, and it comes in 2 lightweight pieces to allow for fast and easy...
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  • Can Demco Recon Fifth Wheel Hitch Be Used with Reese Revolution Pin Box
    The Demco Recon Part # DM8550043 can be used with the Reese Revolution/Sidewinder pin boxes as long as you use the correct wedge part # SWW-05. We only have it in the 21k version like this though.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2002 Ford F-250 Flat Bed
    The Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076SL-FLAT is designed for flat bed trucks like the one on your 2002 Ford F-250 so it will work well. You will need to install Base Rails for Demco Hijacker SL Series # DM6012, though brackets are not available for a flat bed so these would need to be custom installed by a professional at a local RV shop or other qualified individual. I've added links to video reviews of both parts for you to take a look at.
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  • Sidewinder Pin Box Wedge Recommendation for Demco Recon 8550043
    The correct Sidewinder wedge to use with the Demco Recon hitch part # DM8550043 that you referenced is the # SWW-05.
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  • Sidewinder Wedge Recommendation for a Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The correct Sidewinder Wedge to use with a Demco Hijacker fifth wheel hitch like your part # DM6076P-16K is the wedge part # SWW-05.
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  • Advice on Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer With a Short Bed 2017 Ram 2500 With Rambox
    Thank you for your thoughtful question; let's start with the suspension components for your 2017 Ram 2500 first. I recommend using the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2598 over Timbrens for your application. The Ride-Rite air bags have the advantage of being able to adjust individually to guarantee you even load distribution, and are going to be less rigid than the Timbrens. As far as a fifth wheel hitch, you are going to have to use a Sidewinder because you have a Rambox...
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  • Can I Use Demco Hijacker With Reese Side Winder Pin Box
    If your Demco Hijacker is a fixed fifth wheel hitch like part # DM6076P-16K you can certainly use it with the Sidewinder with the custom wedge for Hijacker fifth wheel hitches part # SWW-05. If your Demco Hijacker is a slider hitch like part # DM8550034 then you will need to lock out the side winder. Since the Reese Side winder moves the pivot point of the towing setup back 22" you cannot have a pivot point at the pin box and the slider hitch without causing damage. If you look under...
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  • Compatibility of Demco Hijacker Double Swivel Hitch with Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin
    The Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret - 16,000 lbs # RP61410 will work with your Demco Hijacker Premier Series Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076P-21K. You will also want the custom wedge for that application # SWW-05.
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  • Compatibility of Demco Hijacker Premier 5th Wheel Hitch with Reese Sidewinder Pin Box Replacement
    The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 21K # DM6076P-21K will work well with the universal wedge # 201100 that comes with the Reese Sidewinder Pin Boxes. However, if you want a better fit I recommend the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels # SWW-05 which is a custom fit.
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  • Recommendation on a Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch That is Compatible With a Sidewinder Pin Box
    I have a solution for you. The Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch, # DM8550043, is a lightweight above the bed mounted hitch that is rated a 21K. The total weight of this hitch is 100 lbs. The Demco Recon will mount to the bed of your 2017 Ram 3500 using standard bedrails, like the Demco Universal Bed Rails, # DM6071. If your Ram has the OEM 5th Wheel Towing Pre Package, you can us the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter, # RP30154, to mount the Demco Recon to your vehicle. The Reese adapter will sit...
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  • Can A Sidewinder Be Used With the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch On a 2019 Ford F-150
    Yes, the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550043 can be used with a rotating pin box so long as you also obtain the 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels part # SWW-05. The Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # DM8550045 cannot be used with a rotating pin box which I think is where the confusion lies. In order to use the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Ford F-150 you need the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Above-Bed...
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  • Sidewinder Wedge for Demco Hijacker Premier Series 5th Wheel Hitch # DM6076P-16K
    The correct custom wedge for the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Hitch # DM6076P-16K for use with the Reese Sidewinder is the part # SWW-05. This custom wedge will prevent the king pin from pivoting at the hitch. I have attached a short video demonstration and the written instructions that you can also check out. If you are still looking for a Reese Sidewinder I recommend the Reese 5th Airborne w/ Sidewinder and Turret # RP61422. This will not only move the pivot point 22 inches toward...
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  • Sidewinder Recommendation for Trailer with Fabex 7028 Pin Box
    For a 5-1/2 foot bed like what you have there really isn't going to be a way to get enough turning clearance with your Hijacker slider hitch. It's just not enough clearance. You would have to go with a Sidewinder like you mentioned. Since you have a Fabex pin box model 7028 the correct Sidewinder then is the part # RP61410 which will give you the full turning clearance. The correct Sidewinder Wedge to use with a Demco Hijacker fifth wheel hitch like yours is the wedge part # SWW-05.
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  • Parts for Towing 5th Wheel Trailer With 2019 Ram 2500 With Short Bed and RamBox
    You have asked some really good questions here and I can advise you on all the parts you need so you can use your 2019 Ram 2500 with the RamBox feature to tow your 5th wheel trailer. Let's go ahead and start with the suspension enhancement, which is a great idea for helping keep your truck level, and I highly recommend air bags, the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2598. The reason air bags is the best option over jounce springs is because they can adjust individually to guarantee...
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  • Lightweight Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 2500 with RamBox
    While it may be possible for you to tow a fifth wheel hitch with your 2018 Ram 2500 that has the RamBox, there is a compromise you will need to make as there will not be an underbed mount which you will be able to use. There is a great option for an easy to remove fifth wheel hitch, the Demco Recon # DM8550043, which comes in two pieces and weighs a total of just 125 lbs, making it the easiest fifth hitch to remove for truck bed access. It has a 21,000 lb towing capacity, a wraparound...
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  • Is Demco 21K Recon Compatible with Lippert Turning Point for a 2015 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2' Bed
    If you have the 13K Demco Autoslider # DM8550040 that installs on industry standard base rails, like part # RP50087-58, then yes, the Demco Recon # DM8550043 will fit in the 5-1/2' bed of your 2015 Ford F-150. As far as compatibility with the Lippert Turning Point pin box goes, since the opening for the Recon hitch head is a little larger than normal 5th wheel hitches I doubt that the universal wedge that comes with the Turning Point will fit correctly. We have had customers say that...
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  • Difference Between Sidewinder Reese Revolution and 5th Airborne Pin Box
    The Reese Sidewinder and Revolution are the exact same thing. Sidewinder is the brand name when you buy one aftermarket and Revolution is the name if the pin box came on the trailer frame the factory. So basically Reese sells Sidewinders to customers and Revolutions to trailer manufacturers. But they are the exact same. 5th Airborne setups are a cushioned pin box that can be offered as a standalone cushioned pin box or as integrated into a Sidewinder/Revolution. So basically if you need...
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  • Correct Reese 5th Airborne Sidewinder for Lippert 1621 Pin Box and Wedge for Demco Recon
    I will be happy to confirm the parts you need; for your Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550043 the correct wedge to use is Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels # SWW-05. In regards to your other question, the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder # RP61422 is the correct replacement for your Lippert 1621 pin box.
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  • How to Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer with 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with Rambox
    You have a very interesting truck combination, but for your 2015 Ram 1500 with a Rambox there is a solution we can provide. The only way to tow a trailer with a Ram that has the Rambox is to use a Sidewinder pin box as that moves the pivot point up high enough that the narrower bed rails of the Rambox trucks would not interfere. You will need to remove the pin box of the trailer and replace it with a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know...
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  • Lightest Weight Fifth Wheel Hitch Solution for 2018 Ram 3500 with Rail Kit for Use with Sidewinder
    The lightest weight fifth wheel hitch we offer that can fit the factory rail kit of your 2018 Ram 3500 short bed is the Demco Recon # DM8550043 which weighs only 100 lbs. You'll need to use the Ram rail kit adapter part # RP30154 but this will be your best option by far as this is the lightest hitch around. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well. Since you plan to use a Sidewinder the correct wedge to use with the Recon is the part # SWW-05. This allows the hitch...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch, Rail Kit and Suspension Enhancement for 2018 Ford F-150 5.5 Foot Bed
    For your 2018 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot bed we have suspension enhancement that is a fit and works well with an in-bed fifth wheel hitch, but none of the air bag kits will work. Instead you'd want to go with the Timbren kit part # TFR1504E which fits your vehicle and can be used with an in-bed hitch rail kit. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. Then for a fifth wheel rail kit the best option is the Reese custom fit kit part # RP50087-58 which is a no-drill...
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  • Base Rail Kit Needed to Use Demco Recon for Towing a Trailer with a 2018 Ford F-150 w/ 5-1/2' Bed
    I do have a solution for you, but unfortunately the Demco brackets # DM8552028 are not a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford F-150. For a custom fit installation kit you will want to go with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit # RP50087-58 which comes with brackets that mount to existing holes in the frame of your F-150. The base rails that come with this kit use the industry standard mounting points that the Demco Recon # DM8550043 will fit. Please note that since you have...
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  • Best Lightweight Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD To Use With Sidewinder
    We have exactly what you need to use a lightweight fifth wheel hitch and Sidewinder in your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD with a short bed, and though we do not carry the aluminum Andersen hitch we do know you cannot use rotating pin boxes with this hitch. Instead I strongly recommend the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550043 because it is compatible with a Sidewinder and has a head unit which weighs 50 lbs and a base unit which weighs 50 lbs; this means you can easily remove it from...
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  • Replacement Wedge for Reese Revolution/Sidewinder Rotating 5th Wheel Pin Box
    If the wedge on the Revolution is showing wear, it's definitely a good idea to replace it, as it could allow some side to side movement of the pin box at the king pin which is undesirable. This usually occurs when a universal wedge is used. They fit fairly well, but because they don't completely conform to the hitch funnel in the skid plate, wear can occur over time. The wedges are hitch specific, the exact wedge needed will be determined by the 5th wheel hitch you're using. For...
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  • Fifth Wheel Recommendation for use With 5th Airborne Sidewinder Pin Box
    For a short-bed truck like your 2016 Ford F-150, the best option for a fifth wheel that is both compatible with a 5th Airborne Sidewinder and is lightweight is, indeed, the Demco Recon # DM8550043, which you could install with base rails # RP50087-58. The only thing you would need to do is use Custom Wedge # SWW-05 along with the Recon. At 100 lbs it is very light for a fifth wheel hitch but still has a capacity of 21,000 lbs. I've added a link to a video review of this hitch for you to...
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  • Is a Sidewinder Pin Box Needed When Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2016 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot Bed
    Since your 2016 Ford F-150 has the 5-1/2 foot bed a Sidewinder pin box, like part # RP34FR for a 1621 pin box, is really your only option since a sliding 5th wheel hitch will not give you enough clearance for tight turns. The 5th Airborne Premium Sidewinder # RP61422, for a 1621 pin box, is an upgraded version of the Sidewinder that provides more comfort for your ride. If you can confirm the pin box number currently on your trailer I can recommend the correct replacement for you. The...
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  • Installing Reese Custom 5th Wheel Install Kit RP50142-58 on a 2016 Ram 1500 w/5-1/2 Foot Bed
    Yes, we do have the instructions for Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # RP50142-58 for your 2016 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 foot bed. I have included a link to them for you. Since you are going to use your HiJacker with a Sidewinder I also recommend 5th Airborne Custom Wedge for Hi-Jacker Fifth Wheels Item # SWW-05. It will fit much better than the universal wedge that comes with Sidewinders.
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