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Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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With a forged, self-latching jaw, wide funnel area and 4-way pivoting head, this fifth-wheel hitch allows for simple, secure hookup even on unlevel ground. Square-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel hitch part number RP30084 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch - RP30084

  • Reese
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 10 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

With a forged, self-latching jaw, wide funnel area and 4-way pivoting head, this fifth-wheel hitch allows for simple, secure hookup even on unlevel ground. Square-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns.


  • Forged, single-piece, self-latching jaw wraps around king pin to ensure proper connection
    • Design offers superior jaw-to-king-pin contact for maximum security and minimum rattle
  • Square-tube slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
  • 9" Wide funnel (rather than traditional, 6" wide funnel) provides larger area for guiding king pin into hitch
  • Extended-length, lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • King pin indicator keeps hitch from locking until connection is secure
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • 4-Way head pivot improves efficiency - faster, easier hookup, even on unlevel ground
    • 6-Degree side-to-side pivot
  • Above-bed rails and mounting kit sold separately
    • Fits Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch and Reese base rails
    • Cut installation time in half by using a vehicle-specific bracket kit instead of the universal kit
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion


  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Travel: 10" front to back
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6'. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside bed. A minimum 13" extended trailer pin box is recommended. If using a slider, hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting.

Elite Series Jaw

Forged, Self-Latching Jaw

The one-piece, self-latching 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 rattle and movement as well. And the convenient lock indicator on the hitch handle ensures that hookup is complete and secure before you can lock your trailer to your hitch.

Pivoting Head Animation

Pivot Action for Simple Hookup

It's easier than ever to hook your fifth-wheel trailer up to your hitch thanks to the 4-way pivoting head on this Reese fifth-wheel hitch. Front-to-back and side-to-side movement make hookup easy, even on unlevel ground.

Kwik-Slide Square-Tube Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' beds, this roller helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a roller to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


30084 Reese Select Plus Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Kwik-Slide Tube Slider - 20,000 lbs

Installation Details RP30084 Installation instructions

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Video of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel - Sliding Fifth Wheel - RP30084 Review

Today were going to review part number RP30084. This is the Reese Fifth Wheel Singe-Jaw Trailer Hitch with the round-tube slider and it has a 20,000-pound weight capacity. This fifth wheel hitch has the forged, single-piece, self-latching jaw, which will provide absolute security with the wrap-around design and the increased jaw-to-king-pin contact will result not only in a stronger connection, but less rattle and movement as well. Let me show you the actual jaw operating. Were just going to pull the pin and clip and the handle, that will release the locking mechanism. Basically as you can see, as I pull that out and then latch it into place, that single jaw right here.

This is the forged single-piece jaw. So if you just pull that open, lock it into place, that will be open for the king pin to slide into the funnel and attach your fifth wheel to the hitch head. Once the king pin gets in there, actually at the very bottom, theres a little indicator, which when that king pin pushes in on that it will move this latch out of the way and allow you the lock the handle down. So meaning that once the king pin is securely in there and it pushes that indicator, youll be able to lock the handle to keep it from opening up. So basically once the king pin is in there, the single jaw would wrap around it and it will push on there, and that indicator will move out of the way.

So basically what Im going to do is rotate this so you can see what Im talking about on the indicator. Right here, where the hole is on the handle, that indicator, once the king pin is installed, it would push up against this indicator and youll see this lever right here, it will move out of the way. Then with it out of the way, meaning the king pin is installed correctly, you could put the pin and clip down through there. Ill do it that way. Drop that pin and clip down through there and hook it and that will keep the handle from unlocking and opening up the jaw to allow the king pin to come out.

Now this hole is large enough, you can use a padlock in there for additional security. The padlock would be sold separately. Now this hitch does use the newer, elite series style hitch head that is used on the more expensive fifth wheels. This is a tough, heavy-duty stamped head. It has the nine-inch wide funnel you can see right here, rather than traditional six-inch wide funnel.

The nine-inch wide funnel will provide a larger area for the guiding king pin into the hitch. Has a four-way pivot design. If you can see it will go front to back and it will go side to side. It has a six degrees side-to-side pivot. This will make it fast and easy for hookup even on unlevel ground. Has a nice extended-length lockable handle, which will let you easily secure the trailer to the hitch, and then you can use a padlock like I had mentioned. It has the king pin indicator which keeps the hitch from locking until the connection is secure. Another feature on this hitch is the hitch height adjustment. Just going to rotate it this way. Youll be able to see there are four sets of holes on this crossmember that you can install the bolts into. So you can make this hitch head at whatever hitch height you need it above your truck bed. Basically if you put these bolts in the very top holes, that would be the lowest position, which would be 14 inches above your truck bed. If you put them down at the very bottom holes, that would raise it to the highest, which is 18 inches above the truck bed. So you have a range of four inches on the hitch height. Now for this video, I am actually showing you the hitch installed in the base rails and it has the mounting brackets installed on the side. Those are sold separately. They do not come with this part number. You would have to get the correct rails and mounting brackets for your vehicle. Now on the mounting brackets, we do recommend to get the custom install brackets because they are designed to use holes already in your truck bed frame, so it minimizes the amount of drilling, and it does cut the installation time in half when compared to the universal installation brackets. This hitch will fit in the Curt, the Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch, and Reese base rails. The steel has a black powder coat finish and it does resist corrosion. This part is made in the USA. A few specs on this: It has a gross towing weight capacity of 20,000 pounds, has a vertical load limit of 5,000 pounds. Again, I mentioned the hitch height adjustment of 14-to-18 inches. Now on the square-tube sliders, it does have a travel of 10 inches front-to-back. It does come with a five-year limited warrantee. I just want to rotate this to show you how the slider is operated. Basically the square-tube slider will provide clearance for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds. Itll prevent your trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during the sharp, slow-speed turns. So basically what you want to do is if you move this handle into the very upright position where the red is indicated here. That is the unlocked position, and what that will allow is these legs to slide on the square-tube slider back and forth, maximum of 10 inches. Now if you come to a camping spot and youre wanting maneuver your trailer into a position and you need to do sharp turns to maneuver it around, what you want to do is pull this all the way this way and it will say locked maneuvering position. What that does is it allows these legs to lock into position. So what will happen is theyll move as far as they can towards the rear or the tailgate of your truck and towards the trailer, and then theyll stop and lock into position. What that does is it gives you a lot of clearance between your truck cab and your trailer. So when youre maneuvering and making sharp turns, you wont have any interference of the trailer and the truck cab. Then once youve done camping and youre ready to get back on the highway for some towing, what you would want to do is just push this handle all the way to the lock towing position. What that will do is it will allow these legs to slide all the way towards your truck cab and then stop and lock into position that way. That way it will move your trailer closer to your truck cab, and for towing that is what youd want because youre not going to be making any sharp 90-degree or tight turns like you are when youre maneuvering. So thats how you would operate the slider legs on this. I just want to rotate around. One last feature I forgot to mention on the head is right here theres a nice Zerk grease Zerk fitting in this head. So you can actually put a grease gun into there, squirt grease into there, and it would come out underneath and help lubricate all the moving products on this hitch head. That should do it for review on part number RP30084. .

Customer Reviews

Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs - RP30084

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

With a forged, self-latching jaw, wide funnel area and 4-way pivoting head, this fifth-wheel hitch allows for simple, secure hookup even on unlevel ground. Square-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns.

- RP30084

The right part for the right price and great customer service. 216876

- RP30084

Reese hitches are the best. Donna P. was AWESOME in assisting me with the phone order. She is a GREAT asset to the company. You should be proud to have her as a team member. 484665

- RP30084

Great 5th wheel hitch however if you will be sliding hitch very much at all you may need to purchase tubular designed slider because this is difficult to slide. Also, hitch shipped to me with to main pieces that were not drilled properly for alignment . Once I figured out what was wrong etrailer quickly shipped out new pieces. 240549

- RP30084

From beginning to end of my interaction with etrailer and the rep. Gwendolyn has been nothing but positive. Being a newcomer to the 5th wheel experience she could not have made my ordering the products more than simple. Truthfully I had such good customer service that I was questioning if this was really happening. From the time of my order to the delivery there was follow through with communications that really do not exist anymore. ThAnK yOu Gwendolyn! The products arrived in a timely manner and I feel certain that all will work as they should. Thanks again, Greg 604406

- RP30084

The hitch is over built and will outlast the truck. After pulling a 38’ camper with it I would like to switch my flatbed to us the 5th wheel. The only small issue is the slider. Hard to lock it in the back position. May need adjustment. Etrailer’s service was grate. The product was as described. All parts came with the order. Videos on the website were helpful planning the installation. No unexpected issues. New buyers fill out the survey when they send it. Etrailer is proud of the job they do and want to make sure things were right. And they keep asking. Thanks, I’m glad there are people that still want to do a job right. You people are great. Tim 250483

- RP30084

Paid the local garage to install the frame brackets for me. Overall satisfied with the finishing result. Only complaint i do have is there is quite a bit of rattling when hitting the brakes sudden/hitting a big bump (it is expected for the fact that it is a sliding hitch). Sliders need proper grease on the rails, without grease it has a hard time sliding and makes a loud screeching noise. Other than that works as advertised. Great customer service. Great company to order from them again when i have future trailer needs. 749644

- RP30084

Product arrived on time and no parts were missing. Directions were good but could have been better. I would definitely order again from Kathy with etrailer. 473577

Very well
Cynthia J - 02/08/2019


Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Troubleshooting Jarring and Chucking of Rockwood 5th Wheel Trailer with Revolution Pin Box
    If you have the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs # RP30084 you asked from or a similar Reese Elite or Select hitch head, I can help with some of the chucking. This is the back and forth banging you referenced. For your Revolution hitch, I recommend the custom wedge designed for that hitch head funnel # SWW-01. This is a perfect fit for your hitch for a smoother ride. Banging up and down will be slightly reduced using a custom wedge, but...
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  • Higher Capacity 5th Wheel Hitch With Slider Needed for Towing
    We have 4 sliding fifth-wheel hitches with 20,000 lbs capacity that will install in standard fifth wheel rails for you to choose from. I would choose the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider - 20,000 lbs, item # RP30083, because it is one of our best selling hitches and has the round tube slider that binds less when moving and gives 12 inches of travel. Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider - 20,000 lbs, item # RP30083 Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch...
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  • Comparing Reese, Curt, and B&W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches for a 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30084, the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16515-16020, and the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3370 are all great options for your 2019 Ford F-250. That said, the B&W Companion is in a league of its own. The B&W Companion unlike either of the other two options has a set of heavy duty 1" think dual steel locking jaws which do a phenomenal job of gripping the kingpin which makes for a very smooth ride with little to...
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  • Will the Reese 20K 5th Wheel Slider Hitch RP30084 Replace Pro-Series 15k 5th Wheel Slider Hitch
    Yes, the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30084 will work to replace the Pro-Series 15k Slider 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2012 GMC Sierra using your existing above bed rails. The hitch head height is adjustable from 14"-18" so you shouldn't have any issues.
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  • Differences Between Pro Series 20K 5th Wheel # PS30121 and Reese 20K # RP30084
    The design of the head unit is the difference between the two fifth wheel hitches you mention. The Pro series uses a double jaw set-up to lock the king pin into place, while the Reese model uses a single hook that holds the king pin more tightly, preventing any movement of the king pin that would be felt by the driver or passengers. The funnel on the Reese unit is also much wider, which makes hitching the vehicle to the trailer easier. The entire top plate is wider, providing more stability...
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  • Formula to Determine Clearance to Make a 90 Degree Turn With Fifth Wheel Trailer
    Keeping in mind that you are going to need a sliding hitch such as # RP30084 for the 6-1/2 foot bed on your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500, there is a way for you to figure out if you are going to have enough clearance to make a 90 degree turn. (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from the fifth wheel jaw center to the truck cab B = Offset used (slider clearance or Sidewinder offset) C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2 If you need a hitch and rails for your truck let me know...
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  • Will the Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch RP30084 Fit Industry Standard Rails
    In the picture you submitted it looks like your truck has a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails. The Reese slider hitch part # RP30084 that you referenced would fit those rails if I am correct. I attached a picture of the dimensions of industry standard fifth wheel rails for you to check out as well.
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  • Bolt Torque to Attach Reese 16K RP30047 5th Wheel Hitch Head to Legs
    I checked with Reese and when attaching the 16K head and cross member to the legs you will need to torque the 1/2 inch by 4-1/2 inch bolts to 75 foot pounds. If you need a torque wrench you can go with an economical option, # PTW3001C, or something a little more robust such as # ALL944001.
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  • What is the Difference in Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits RP56006-53 and RP50081-58
    The difference between Reese custom installation kit # RP56006-53 and # RP50081-58 is very subtle. Both bracket sets install on the outside of the frame but RP56006-53 uses the newer rail design above the bed and uses the furthest out bolt holes on either side to attach the above bed rails to the below bed brackets. This means that you will tighten the bolts on the outboard side of the frame which is easier to access. I have included links to the installation instructions for both kits...
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  • Torque Specs for Reese Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit
    The Reese universal installation kit is # RP30035. I have included a link to the installation instructions to the right which contain the torque specifications you need. The brackets do not have to be bolted on if they are welded. But if you just want the peace of mind then you can certainly bolt them on.
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  • Tips on Lubricating a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Hitching Up to a Trailer
    The grease fitting that is on top of the head unit on your Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30084, is used to lubricate the pivot points of the jaws. Using a lithium grease, # L11350, is acceptable. You will also want to lubricate the jaw itself, and the skid plate. For the skid place, if you want you can use a Lube Plate, # RP83001, or use automotive grade chassis grease like # L11316. The hitch should be lubricated and checked for proper function before each trip. If the jaws are...
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  • Can a Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Use Same Rails as Stationary Hitch
    I am assuming that you currently have a long bed truck. Using a sliding hitch is not necessary for clearance between the front of the trailer loft and the rear of the truck cab, but you can use a slider to provide an additional 12 inches of clearance between the rear of the truck and the underside of the fifth wheel, if you wish. This being said, the slider needs to remain fully slid forward during towing, as having it slid rearward during travel would place too much weight behind the rear...
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  • Install Video For 18K Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch part # RP30084 on 2002 Chevy Pickup
    I do not have a video specific to the 2002 Chevrolet HD. We have a video showing an install on the 2008 model. If you use the Custom Install Kit, part # RP50064-58, the installation would be similar. It is the same kit for both the classic and new bodies.
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Slider Hitch has Play and Banging Noise when Starting and Stopping
    With the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # RP30084, the play you are experiencing should all but be eliminated with the secure single latch jaw of the hitch. This is unless you have high hitched (king pin is too high in the hitch) or the jaw is not locked around the king pin. It can also occur if the king pin has been worn out. On an older models, if you have a different jaw system like a slide bar, it will allow movement of the king pin because it is not as tight to the king pin. With...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit Options for a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually
    There are quite a few options for towing a 5th Wheel trailer with your 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually. To determine the best hitch for your truck, it depends on the bed size. For a 6 foot bed, I recommend 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, # RP30051. This is a 16,000 capacity hitch with a slider. I have included a link to the instructions below. We also have two 20K capacity hitches, part # RP30083 and part # RP30084. All of these hitches will work with Fifth Wheel Trailer...
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  • Can a Fixed Reese Elite 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Head be Used on a Square Tube Slider Base
    The slider base is not available as a separate part for the Reese Elite Series 5th wheel trailer hitches. To get a slider you would have to replace the whole hitch. The only major replacement part offered for the slider version is the head and it is only rated up to 18,000 pounds. The Elite Series head and center sections do not fit on the slider based used with hitch # RP30084. To save some money I assume you would sell the Elite hitch but we also have a lower cost 20K slider, #...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation and Firestone Air Bag Fit for 2010 Ford F-250, 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    Between the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider # RP30084 and the Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide 5th wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076P-UL-21K, I recommend the Reese # RP30084 for you. I like the Reese # RP30084 hitch better because of the extended travel that it offers over the Demco # DM6076P-UL-21K. The Demco Hijacker offers 8 inches of front to back travel to complete a sharp turn, while the Reese will provide 10 inches of front to back travel. These couple...
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  • Excessive Movement in Reese Square Tube Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    If the hitch is sliding by itself even with the handle locked then there is likely something wrong with the slider base or handle and parts will have to be replaced. The easiest thing to do would be to replace the whole slider base. If you have the Reese square tube slider then the replacement is # RP30048. I have also included a link to all of the replacement slider bases we carry. Like you said, slider 5th wheel hitches have a lot of movement, this is the nature of the beast and given...
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  • Can an Older 14k Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Handle a 1998 Jayco 285ct 5th Wheel Trailer
    In terms of weight capacity, a 14k 5th Wheel trailer hitch is capable of handling the weight of a 1998 Jayco 285ct trailer, provided, of course, that the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, weighs under 14,000 pounds. Make sure that the older 14k hitch is in good working order with no worn parts and that it is properly lubricated. There also could be an issue with the short bed truck and the width of the trailer. You will need to take some measurements to make sure you will have enough clearance...
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  • 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Makes a Lot of Noise
    Sliders are noisy especially when compared to a fixed hitch. The first thing you will want to do is pull the hitch out of the rails and make sure the rail hardware is tight. Then make sure all of the hardware on the hitch itself is tight. This is to eliminate the rails and hitch head as the culprit. If the noise is happening when you are not using the hitch then some shims would probably help some. When using the hitch, the weight of the trailer should take out any rattling. If...
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  • Mounting Measurements and Overall Width of Body of Reese 20K 5th Wheel Hitch and Square Slider
    The mounting tabs on the Reese 20K 5th wheel hitch with square slider # RP30084 are 22 inches apart on center front to back and 20-1/2 inches apart on center left to right. The overall width excluding the handles/levers is 24-1/4 inches. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Can I Hitch Up My 5th Wheel Trailer at a 90 Degree Angle?
    I would not recommend hooking up at a 90 degree angle for a couple of reasons. The trailer is not designed to take the force of the truck contacting the pin box at that angle. It would be very dangerous and unstable and could topple the trailer over if something were to hit it too hard. The front of the pin box has a curved lip to let the pin box ride up the hitch head. The side of the pin does not have that lip so everything would have to be extremely precise to make sure the flat...
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  • Can WD40 be Used to Lubricate Parts of a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    WD40 is NOT the type of lubricant you would use for your 5th wheel trailer hitch. The problem is that a WD40 type of spray will end up attracting dirt and dust and debris and lead to more problems. With white lithium grease (either a spray or in a tub like # L11350) does not have that problem and it is a more heavy duty and longer lasting solution.
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  • Need Replacement Jaw Kit for 15K Reese 5th Wheel Hitch with Broken Pin
    First, thank you for your previous purchases from etrailer. We appreciate you coming back to us. We do offer a replacement 5th wheel hitch jaw kit that will work with Reese, Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch fifth wheel trailer hitches. The part # 58056 consists of left- and right-hand jaw sections, pivot pins and Klip rings. The kit fits 14K,15K, 16K, 20K and 22K trailer hitches from the above brands but will not fit ProSeries 15K or Reese Signature Series hitches.
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  • Movement of Slider Actuating Handle of Reese 20K Fifth Wheel Hitch # RP30084 While Towing
    I spoke with my representative in the Tech Services department at Reese about the movement of your slider handle. He assured me that having the handle move about while the vehicle is in movement is very common, and is NOT anything to be concerned about. The mechanism that locks the slider in place while towing is strong enough that any incidental bouncing of the handle would never provide enough leverage to actuate the handle and dislodge the handle and free the sliding mechanism.
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  • Will a New 16K Reese Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in Older Reese Rails
    If the rails in the truck are Reese rails, a newer 5th wheel trailer hitch, like # RP30084, or # RP30075 for a 16K, will probably fit. But to be sure, you can measure the existing rails, just to be sure. On each rail there should be 3 sets of slots. You will want to measure left to right. The first set, furthest out on either end, should be 29 inches apart on center. The next set should be 20-5/8 inches apart on center. And the inner most set should be 10 inches apart on center. Then,...
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  • Can Short Bed 2000 Dodge Ram Have Fifth Wheel Hitch Installed?
    Yes, you can absolutely mount a fifth wheel hitch in the 6-1/2 foot bed of your 2000 Dodge Ram so long as it is a sliding hitch. I recommend taking a look at the Reese # RP30084 fifth wheel hitch, which has a towing capacity of 20,000 lbs and a 4-way pivoting head to make hook-up an easier process, as will its 9 inch wide funnel. The installation rails which fit your Ram are the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30035. I've added links to video reviews for you to take...
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  • Replacement Slider Hitch To Replace Reese 14K Classic Fifth Wheel Hitch
    I contacted Reese and the tech was not sure if it was possible to convert the classic Reese 14k over to a slider hitch. He did say that once you acquired the parts needed it would be more cost effective to just purchase a slider hitch because you would need to switch the cross member and the base. I recommend to replace the Classic Reese 14k with a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider part # RP30084. The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider is designed...
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  • Reducing 5th Wheel Trailer Movement When Stopping and Starting
    The movement/chucking you're experiencing when stopping and starting could be caused by a number of factors. The first thing I recommend doing is just making sure the king pin is fully seated in the jaws of the hitch and that you aren't "high hitched". The type of jaw design on your particular hitch can also contribute to this type of movement. I'm not sure what model Reese hitch you have installed on the truck but if it has an economy slide bar jaw like what is on the Reese # PS30094...
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