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Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs

Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs

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The Elite Series fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers the best in quick, easy hookup with a wide funnel area, 4-way pivoting head and a self-latching jaw that wraps around the king pin for maximum security. Custom, under-bed rail system sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel hitch part number RP30142 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch - RP30142

  • Reese
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 4500 lbs TW
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall

The Elite Series fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers the best in quick, easy hookup with a wide funnel area, 4-way pivoting head and a self-latching jaw that wraps around the king pin for maximum security. Custom, under-bed rail system sold separately.


Features:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Elite Series custom, under-bed rail kit (sold separately) allows uninhibited use of truck bed when hitch is removed
    • 1/4-Turn, quick-lock puck system allows easy mounting and removal of hitch
  • Wide footprint offers increased stability
  • 4-Way head pivot improves efficiency - faster, easier hookup, even on unlevel ground
    • 4-Degree side-to-side pivot
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Fully assembled unit saves 1 hour of assembly time
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Wiring harness with 7-way trailer connector has 9' lead for maximum reach


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 18,000 lbs
    • Capacity is limited to that of your rail kit
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Notes:

  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6' unless used with a Sidewinder. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside bed.
  • Will not work for trucks with Dodge factory prep packages.

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.



Unrestricted Truck Bed Access

Complete Truck-Bed Access

Once your Elite Series fifth-wheel hitch is installed, you can easily remove it for complete access to your truck bed. The fifth-wheel head removes with just two pins and is easy to lift. Then you can unlock and disengage the base legs from the Power Puck rail mounting system and remove them as well. All that you will be left with is four small cavities that sit flush in your truck-bed floor - no rails, no bolts.



90 Degree Wiring Harness

Simple Wiring

The included 90-degree wiring harness makes attaching your trailer to your tow vehicle a snap. With a 9' lead that can easily reach your truck bed and a 90-degree angled head that fits into tight spaces, this uniquely designed wiring harness is perfect not only for your new fifth-wheel hitch, but for gooseneck hitches as well. Simply tee the harness into your vehicle's factory-installed 7-way trailer connector, which is mounted under the bumper of your truck. The 7-way connector on this harness then mounts in the wheel well, right next to your hitch, for quick, easy hookup.





30142 Reese Elite Series, Signature Series Preassembled Fifth Wheel Hitch - 18,000 lbs

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Customer Reviews

Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs - RP30142

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (410 Customer Reviews)

The Elite Series fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers the best in quick, easy hookup with a wide funnel area, 4-way pivoting head and a self-latching jaw that wraps around the king pin for maximum security. Custom, under-bed rail system sold separately.

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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Not real happy with the hitch. Hitching and unhitching can be difficult. Have to hold open with a bungee cord back to the bed of the truck to get unhitched. Hitching on an angle is difficult to get the hitch to latch 735662


Comments
There is a catch to keep the handle in the open position, but it is fairly subtle. When the handle is pulled out, the catch can be activated by pushing the handle toward the tailgate of the truck.
-- Victoria B - 01/30/2020

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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

My Reese Elite 5th wheel hitch arrived UPS. 143lbs and used a hand dolly to take off the truck and wheel to my garage. Came packaged ok. Pre-assembled and everything was included. Read the Manual, which for older people helps, showing lube and parts, install info etc...referring back to the manual/instructions. Used a wooden table(same height as my tailgate) to wheel it right up to the gate and slid the hitch on a piece of cardboard(from the box) into the position of the puck system. Moving the base first then the hitch plate next. The hitch install was simple and easy. Did not need any help. I did call customer service and made a slight 1/4 turn adjustment to two legs for a tighter fit. There again referring to the manual/instructions provided with the hitch. Very pleased with the hitch over all. It served its purpose and I believe will give us many years of service. We pull a 5th wheel gvwr of 11769lbs and completed over 1200 miles of safe towing. Pleased with my purchase. Thank you. 159385



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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Item was received well packaged. All parts were received as expected. I wish I would have taken pictures of box when it was received or as I installed it on my 2015 F250 but rest assured it fit into my Ford with the 5th wheel prep package quite easily. Directions were adequate. My only issue was I did not know if the pre-asembly of the base was torqued correctly. There was no mention of it in the packaging and I do not own a torque wrench so it would have been comforting to know that it was done properly before shipment. However it appeared to be okay and I had no issues towing my 5th wheel the 15 miles from the dealership to my home. Also there is no mention prior to ordering that you need lithium grease to properly lube the moving parts. Make sure you have on hand prior to assembly. Overall, excellent product and I am definitely please with it and highly recommend it. 203214


Comments
I am thoroughly pleased with my purchase one year ago of this hitch. We have towed our 32 crusader across the country and back via different routes with no issues. I have read where others find it heavy to lift in and out of the truck bed. I would too except I remove the hitch plate to lighten the load so that I am lifting two relatively lite pieces instead of one heavy piece. We take the 5th wheel out on the road about every two months so I am happy with how I can separate the two in order to lift them in or out of the truck bed.Extremely easy to install, less than 5 minutes. I am totally satisfied with this product.
Joe S - 06/12/2016

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Works great, perfect fit for my truck and trailer. 876713



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2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I bought this hitch knowing it was used and had a few scratches on it but saving almost 200.00 dollars I took the chance and was very please. One six dollar can of spray paint and it looks like new I had to disassemble it to make changes for my truck. Glad I did because the bolts were not tight. No fault of e trailer it all worked out great. Thanks e trailer great deal for me. One thing I did do was paint the jaw green so when I hooked up the lights it would be easy to see that it was locked ..will send pictures later if I can add them .. 850034



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Great product after a year of using it. I always like to go above and beyond rating, glad I did. 815109



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A year ago I began looking for a fifth wheel hitch for my F250 with High Capacity Towing Package. The vehicle has an OEM mount (puck system). The RV dealer kept telling me what 'might work.' That's not how I roll. I visited etrailer.com and their Subject Matter Expert came on board and helped me find the equipment that was perfect for our requirements. We have towed the trailer from KY to CO to KY to FL and around FL. Thank you etrailer. Your price was a few bucks more than buying it from Amazon- but they have no expert on hand. I am more than willing to pay a few bucks for the piece of mind you provided. Thank you. 779423



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I’ve bought several hitches and trailer accessories from Etrailer and will continue to because their customer service and knowledge of the products and tow vehicles is extensive. Always very happy to work with these folks. 767409



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Excellent hitch. 764031



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Great hitch 762581



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After having the old bed rail fifth wheel hitch which was very heavy to put in and take out , The new Reese hitch and disc mounting system make it much easier and lighter to mount and unmount the hitch 757054



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Pontiac Montana

I have had the hitch for a year. It is working great pulling my Montana. Installation was simple. 756390



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Great shipping on exact time I was told, great company to work with. Fit my truck perfectly within 20 min of arrival. 747136



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Ford

Great product to reduce the amount of bulk in the bed. The paint finish has been good. Have pulled a 16500 lb 5th wheel about 18000 mi around all parts of the US and feel good about the hitch. Very easy to remove by myself as the hitch plate seperates from the base. And uses the ford puck mounting system. Small cons. The provided wrench to adjust the puck latch is not very robust and the tether for the safety pin broke in the 1st 4 months of use. This is a good product that Im very satisfied with. 746433



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Extremely fast 3 day free delivery. 723156



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The only problem I have with the unit is when I pull the handle to drop the trailer the Jaw only opens half way. At times someone has to keep hold of the handle as the truck is being pulled away. I will continue to use this product and would purchase again. 722340



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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

The hitch arrived when stated. The hitch was assembled and slid into the pucks perfectly. I did some modification to my bed liner to accommodate the hitch and all worked well. I have yet to tow with it, but I have every confidence that it will work great. P.S. Lumber rack and tool box will be removed for towing. 715022



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2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Ordered before business hours on Monday got it Wednesday, couldn’t be happier 660241



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Ford

5th wheel works great. Little tight to remove from Ford bed mounts. I use it with the sidewinder on my 5th wheel. Latches easily. I would recommend highly . 654861



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Solid proven product at a good price. Shockingly delivered by my regular UPS driver. Really heavy though. Careful lifting it. As always trailer comes through with quick shipping and great products. 641024



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Product appears to be excellent - will be installing this weekend! Shipping was tough as product was damaged - but etrailer took care of it ASAP! THANK YOU! 615258


Comments
Had a great season on the road with a 40 day trip and 8,000 miles pulling our 11,900 wildcat. Hitch performed well!
Tsmith - 03/30/2020

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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Product was as described. Although it did arrive one day after the original estimated delivery date which made us have to postpone the pick up of our new 5th wheel trailer by one day. Our pickup already had the puck system installed so all we had to do was install the hitch into the bed. Pickup was already wired so we really did not need the wire harness that came with it. It would have been nice to be able to purchase without the wire harness. Husband just arrived home with the new trailer and all went well. Will definitely look to etrailer.com for future purchases. The free shipping on orders over $99 didn't hurt either. 613135



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Ford F-250 Super Duty

Hitch showed up on schedule. Shipping box was in rough shape but the hitch survived without a scratch. Easy to install, just dropped into the lugs in the truck bed (Ford F250 OEM PKG). Haven't towed yet but not anticipating any issues. Second time ordering through etrailer. Great Service 611484



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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

This fifth wheel is a quality product, I like the auto latch feature and the large opening to slide into the pin when hooking up. 606326


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    The highest capacity 5th wheel hitch for your 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty pickup with the factory prep is the Reese Elite series hitch # RP30871 which is rated for 26,500-lbs towing. The next highest capacity comes from the 25K-rated B&W Companion # BWRVK3305. I really like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3305 and I recommend it over the Reese despite the slightly lower 25K capacity. I recommend the B&W because it is USA-made and has a build quality that is superior to the Reese and also to...
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