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  1. Fifth Wheel Hitch
  2. Reese
  3. Fixed Fifth Wheel
  4. OEM - GM
  5. 20000 lbs GTW
  6. Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Item # RP26FR
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Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has a 1-piece, wraparound jaw and easy-to-see lock indicator for maximum safety and security. Fully articulating head with large landing area and kingpin target make hookup a snap. Mounts to Chevy/GMC OEM underbed platform. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel hitch part number RP26FR or order online at Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch - RP26FR

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Reese
  • OEM - GM
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 5000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has a 1-piece, wraparound jaw and easy-to-see lock indicator for maximum safety and security. Fully articulating head with large landing area and kingpin target make hookup a snap. Mounts to Chevy/GMC OEM underbed platform.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
    • Works with factory-installed 5th-wheel towing prep package from Chevy/GMC
  • Single-piece, always-ready Talon jaw wraps around king pin to ensure proper connection
    • Design offers superior jaw-to-king-pin contact for maximum security and minimum rattle
    • Jaw is always ready to receive so you don't have to open the hitch before hooking up
  • High pin lockout ensures proper engagement
    • Tow/No Tow indicator is visible from cab and next to bed
  • Fully articulating head with extra-large landing area eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • V-notch makes it easy to target the king pin as you back up
    • Built-in shock-dampening technology absorbs road shock
  • Ergonomic, easy-to-reach handle lets you secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Can be operated with just 2 fingers
  • Wide center section creates solid, stable towing experience
  • Improved cab clearance is achieved with offset design
    • Head can be offset by 1" front or rear
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, powder coat finish
    • Zinc handle, latches and jaw resist corrosion


  • Application: Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height settings: 14", 16", or 18"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Forged, Self-Latching Jaw

Self-Latching Jaw

The one-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel hitch provides absolute security with its wraparound design. Increased jaw-to-king-pin contact results in not only a stronger connection, but less noisy rattling and stiff chucking as well.

The jaw is also always ready to receive, so you don't need to use the handle to open it before backing up toward your trailer. As long as the bail pin is removed from the latching handle, the jaw will accept the king pin as it enters the hitch.

Finally, the jaw is self-latching, so it will automatically secure your trailer's king pin when it moves into the jaw.

Quiet, Comfortable Ride

Pivot Bushings

In addition to the tight jaw tolerance, a close connection between the head and the pivot bushings further reduces rattle and movement. And because the pivot bushings are independent from the head, they can be tightened to ensure a strong connection over time.

King Pin Indicator Prevents High Pinning

King Pin Indicator

This M5 hitch features a built-in king pin indicator to ensure proper hookup. This indicator is located on the back of the head along with a V-shaped notch that are both visible from the cab of your truck. The V-notch is lined up with the jaw at the front of the hitch, and can be used as a guiding point to line the king pin up with the jaw as you back up your truck. The jaw also has an internal plate that keeps the king pin from entering if it is too high to enter safely. As a result, the king pin indicator will only change from red to green if the king pin is fully engaged in the jaw.

Easy-to-Use Latching Handle

Lever and Hitch

This hitch's handle is designed for smooth motion and effortless operation. It requires only 2 fingers to use and won't bind up as you pull. In addition, the handle is long, so it's easy to access from outside of your truck bed. And the ergonomic grip makes it comfortable to hold and pull from different angles.

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Customer Reviews

Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs - RP26FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (399 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has a 1-piece, wraparound jaw and easy-to-see lock indicator for maximum safety and security. Fully articulating head with large landing area and kingpin target make hookup a snap. Mounts to Chevy/GMC OEM underbed platform.

2022 GMC Sierra 3500

Installed into a 2022 GMC Sierra 3500 AT4. Assembly was fairly straightforward. Shipping was fast. I haven't used it yet, but this is my second Reese hitch. I purchased this one because of the always ready to receive option, and the locked not locked indicator.


Overall satisfied. The powder coat finish chipped after first use. Also the plastic green/red indicator comes loose when removing hitch from truck. Initial assembly was a bit difficult. Not easy to torque the base together. Had to remove the springs to access the bolts and torque to specs.


etrailer was great to deal with. Not real pleased with the Reese hitch. More difficult to use than my original Reese 15000# hitch.


The Reese fifth wheel works great, easy to put together and dropped right into the gm pucks.

2012 GMC Sierra

We've been pulling a fifth wheel weighing around 12,500 lbs for around 2800 miles and this hitch has been great. We have no chucking, it locks securely, is very solid, and was very easy to install in our 2020 GMC 3500HD Sierra. We like the single jaw because it is easy to see it wrap fully around the pin so we know it is firmly latched, even without looking at the plastic indicator bar.


Instructions were pretty good, except I didn’t notice that you had to put the Reese sign facing the back of the bed of the truck. I had to take it a part and turn 180 degrees. also the indicator coming on green is not working correctly. I have to take the top part off to see where it’s hanging up. but it worked fine telling back-and-forth. I just didn’t have a green indicator when I towed.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


You mentioned that the green indicator is not working for you. I wanted to see if you could send a picture of the 5th wheel when it is hooked up the trailer to show where the indicator is not showing.



Hi Jenny, Thanks for replying. I have already talked to Reese and have fixed the problem. The greenred indicator pops into place and it had slipped out a little. Thanks again.


So much easier than last hitch. Very happy. Highly recommended.


The best hitch in the business


The best hitch in the business


etrailer communication and shipping is 5 stars. Below is the 3 star review of the product and packaging.
Packaging: I received 3 boxes in the shipment.
1.) GM specific Legs - The zip tie holding the legs together in the box was broken so they were bouncing around in the box. The legs were scratched and one had come through the box in shipping. Cosmetic damage.
2.) 20k Center Section - Well packaged and no visible damage. I wasn’t sure if this was a refurbished center section because there are wear marks on the powder coating where the head sits. May have been from product testing.
3.) Hitch Head Piece - Well packaged and no damage to the handle.

Like others in the reviews section, the threaded holes on the legs were powder coated too heavily for the bolts to thread. I had to clean off the powder coating before I could get the bolts to thread properly. If you try and force them without cleaning the powder coating off, you may damage the bolts and legs.

Etrailer Expert

Thomas M.


I would recommend using a Rust-Oleum paint on the legs to prevent rust.


Really nice product easy to assemble. Don't like plastic manufacturers tag breaks easily


Haven't used the hitch yet but great service from trailer.


I had a Reese single jaw on my 2015 super duty and I really liked it so I ordered the M-5 for my new truck verses the factory hitch that would come with the truck. "great hitch"

2022 GMC Sierra 3500

You guys are awsome easy to buy and wicked fast shipping ty again



Awesome customer service



2022 GMC Sierra 3500


The hitch came in 3 separate packages, all in the same delivery. Each package came with parts documents, care and assembly instructions. I did the assembly alone. Assembly was fairly easy, just cumbersome due to weight. During assembly, I believe the instructions have the center bolt inserted from the outside; not possible to clear the leg frame so I had to finagle the nut while inserting the bolt from the inside. I initially assembled the hitch unattached to the truck bed. When complete, I could not get the pucks to align with holes in the bed. I loosened the legs, set in the bed and tightened the bolts, which then made for a perfect fit. I have my hitch set to the highest setting for ensured bed rail to camper clearance; might lower later on. The hitch is easy to use; no issues connecting or disconnect the camper. I did have to replace the fifth wheel to base hitch pin clips with shorter ones because when the camper tilted, the clips got bent (unknown to me, the clips went vertical and could not clear the tilt of the fifth wheel and base). Wasn't a big deal to me, but could present an issue if not recognized. It is possible for the pins to contact the base as well. I use a neoprene or plastic disc on the hitch so I don't have to grease the wheel; makes for a clean and easier removal /installation. But as you can see, there are gouges/scratches just from normal connecting and disconnecting. I remove the fifth wheel from the base when removing/installing hitch just to reduce weight. Even without the wheel, the base assembly is still heavy. Overall, I think this is a good hitch; with that being said, this is the only brand fifth wheel hitch I've ever used and this one here is the only brand fifth wheel hitch I've ever owned.


Just received the 3 boxes for my hitch and the first thing I see when I open the box with the jaw head is that the plastic locked indicator is busted, also the box containing the legs is crushed/ re taped


Very good design, fairly easy straight forward install on my new 2022 Chevy 3500 Drw with puck system in floor of body


Couldn’t be easier to use or more heavily built and secure. Only one issue. Though I didn’t have to change out bolts or use a tap and die set to put the base together, I would highly recommend having the correct tap and die available, just in case. From what I have read many people have had problems with these bolts/holes. I only had an issue with one, but it wasn’t fun. I don’t have a T and D available. Pretty sure it would have been a cinch if I had. ALSO, most people I know don’t have the correct type of torque wrench for the job. If you have to buy one it might be cheaper to have a trusted shop assemble the hitch. It’s pretty easy, but the wrench isn’t cheap, even if you buy an inexpensive (cheap) one. I rated 5 stars because I read all of the reviews and issues, bought with my eyes wide open, and was very happy to find that the bulk of the comparatively few negative reviews were either exaggerate, a QC issue that had been dealt with, or I just got plain lucky. I’ve had the hitch for 7months pull a 16,000 GVWR 5th wheel of my own and have pulled for friends.


This would be a three but etrailer's customer service is excellent. Everyone I've dealt with has been exceptional.

Reese needs to get their act together. Three month backorder (okay COVID-19 has everyone backed up). Finally get the order and the release handle grip is destroyed, just crumbled almost like it was cooked. I have to adjust the pucks, which is expected, but Reese installed the Carter pins, which are a [beast] to remove in order to adjust the puck, suggestion Reese just leave them out for the installer to install. The the final [blow] from Reese on top of their otherwise great paint job, the bolt holes for the assembly are filled with paint, Reese howabout running a thread chase through these threads so the installer doesn't risk cross threading the bolt, it's just the small things that would make an otherwise outstanding hitch better.


We are so very pleased with our 27K hitch! The order process was easy and delivery was very fast. We have used a Reese hitch for years now. We just upgraded our fifth wheel RV and it wieghs in at 16K our old hitch was an 18K hitch so we were within 2K of max weight. We felt that that was too close so we went big, it feels (pulls) better and I feel more safe knowing that we have plenty of hitch. Thank you for such great products.
Jason and Patricia

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