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

Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, 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 800-298-1624 to order Reese fifth wheel hitch part number RP30144 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 Hitch w/ Slider, Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Reese
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 4500 lbs TW
  • 16 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 10 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

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
  • Included slider ensures 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
    • Slides smoothly on rounded rails - a design improvement over older models
      • Inhibits binding with angled steel rollers
    • Operates even when tow vehicle and trailer are not in straight line
      • Functions up to 45-degree angle
    • Designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'
    • Comes with rubber grip handle that can mount to either side of system
  • 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
  • 2" 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
  • Ships via truck freight


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 18,000 lbs
    • Capacity is limited to that of your rail kit
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 16" - 18"
  • Slider travel: 10" front to back
  • 7-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • Due to the size of this item, it ships via truck freight.
  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6'. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside bed. If using a slider, hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting.
  • 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.



Elite Series Slider

Elite Series 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.



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 roller base from the Power Puck rail mounting system and remove it 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.





30144 Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs

Replaces 30085

Item # RP30144

Installation Details RP30144 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 18,000 lbs - RP30144

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (103 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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I've now towed a few thousand miles with this fifth wheel hitch, and am very satisfied with it. The sliding mechanism works well, to get extra clearance between truck & trailer. I also like the fact that the fifth wheel pad itself can be easily detached from the rest of the frame, because that makes it possible for one person (me) to remove it in two pieces.


Comments
Ive towed a few thousand more miles by now, and still very happy with this hitch. As mentioned by others, its good to lower the landing gear to reduce weightwear & tear on the hitch, prior to sliding. The nose of our 5-er is sculpted well, so rarely need to slide it for maneuvering. However, its an absolute necessity to get my 2 portable generators out of the front bay without unhooking very handy when overnighting on the road!
Dan M - 07/22/2020


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My husband is very happy with your 5th wheel hitch.Instructions on installation and delivery were also excellent.Thank you.Price was good also



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2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Very happy with the quality of this Reese hitch. Not only does it look good but it appears to be one of the best built 5th wheel hitches I have seen. Can't wait to get my 2020 F350 short bed pickup and try out this hitch.



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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

My entire experience with etrailer.com was excellent. I spent numerous hours researching the hitch and tonneau cover set up I wanted for my 2014 Ford F250. The majority of my time was on the etrailer.com website reviewing Q&A, installation guidance and videos, and expert advise. I chose the Reese Elite Series 5th wheel hitch and the BakFlip F1 tonneau cover. Both products arrived within 10 business days. Installation was as easy and straightforward as expected. The BakFlip F1 really dresses up my F250 and the BakFlip technology makes it very easy to use and gives me full access to my truck bed as needed. The Reese hitch has performed flawlessly.



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

5th Wheel hitch makes towing easy. The trailer I bought would turn without the slider but I can slide the hitch back and maneuver the trailer in very tight quarters. Hitch was too heavy for me to lift but I use my engine hoist to lift hitch in or out all by myself with ease. I made a cart that rolls into the garage when not in use.



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Must drop landing gear to reduce trailer weight on hitch when using slider feature. Did not read this anywhere prior to using. Have no problems now.



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Ford

Awesome!! Quick shipping!! Fit right in my Ford with the factory system in the bed. Easy to install. Preassembled. Works great!! Takes a little time to adjust properly the first time but once it's adjusted it takes 2 min's to put it in truck or take it out. It' worth the cost!!!



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The first hitch I received had been busted open and everything fell out and then thrown back into the box along with someone else small box and retapped but missing some parts. etrailer had box picked up and sent me a new box with all the parts. Their customer service is outstanding. Never expected this kind of service.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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.


Comments
Still have the same problem as above. Also the jaws do not release all the time and it takes two people to get the jaws to release. One it the truck and one trying to release the Jaw. Just bothersome but still a good hitch.
Jim B - 11/04/2020


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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I have a 2013 F350 and it came with a 5th wheel hitch Prep Package. Your Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th wheel Trailer Hitch, 18000 lbs fits perfectly. The installation was quick and easy. We took a trip to Glacier National Park and it works great. Thank You, The Halls



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


it's a good kit wasn't to bad to install it's nice to be able to remove the hitch when i'm not using it.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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 ..



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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


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.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 01/30/2020


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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Since this unit comes fully assembled it was a snap to install in the under bed mounting unit. The only issue I had was how the product was received. The box fell completely apart when the UPS driver was taking it out of his truck. He said it was damaged before he got it. Luckly everything was still in the box.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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.


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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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


This fit our 2016 F250 perfectly. One suggestion for those installing it themselves would be to leave the rail bolts a little loose and install the 5th wheel. This will allow you to adjust out some of the fore and aft play out of the 5th wheel before tightening everything down.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I have installed this hitch 4 times. It is a solid piece. With a little care in the mounting adjustments, there are no rattles or noises, even when the camper is not connected. The only problem I have is the instructions indicated drilling 4 3" inch holes in the bed. A 2 1/4" set of holes is more appropriate. They leave too much room for installation error. I mount the rails below and use a pointed bolt from the bottom to mark the hole location to drill the bed. Other than that - I think this is a great hitch.


Comments
Fantastic! I would recommend this hitch to anyone who wants a quality product.
Dmaxcc6spd - 04/16/2015



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Excellent customer service kristen was great at explaining what questions I asked of her and shipping was right on point. Thanks etrailer I will definitely use you again.



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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



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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Great price for a top quality 5th wheel trailer hitch. There are other similar hitches to this B&W, but this is the best and the same as Ford's OEM one costing much more. Some assembly is required, just fitting to truck bed and locking/pinning the head mounting is required. One thing that is not mentioned on this website is the pre-mount height of head is 15-3/4 high, the most used height for most truck and trailers.


Comments
The hitch works as advertised and we have not had any trouble with it.
PJ - 03/14/2018


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    I have attached some clips from the instructions for the Reese Elite Series 18K Slider # RP30144, the second of which is what I believe you are referring to. The guide slots are used to show you where to apply the grease, like part # L11354, and then you simply move the hitch back and forth over the grease to apply the grease to the rollers, lock arm & spring, and lock cam. They point those parts out just so you can make sure you know what you're supposed to be applying grease to.
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2 ft Bed
    I have a similar solution I can provide, but we do not offer the underbed kits for the Chevy Silverados like what you are looking for for your 2016 Chevy Silverado. For your 2016 Chevy Silverado 6-1/2 foot bed that does not have the rail kit you could install the Elite Underbed Rails part # RP30144 and then would be able to install the Reese Elite Slider hitch part # RP30868. This will give you a very similar setup as it would be a slider hitch that installs in an underbed rail kit.
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    The Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Slider Hitch # RP30144 will fit into any brand of industry-standard 5th wheel base rails (ISRs) that mount in a truck bed. As you noted, the brackets used to install such rails are vehicle-specific, but the hitch itself is not and will work in any short-bed pickup with ISRs to provide additional turning clearance for your 5th wheel. For the installation kit you can use Reese base rail kit # RP56007-53 which fits both the Classic and New...
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    Since you said you have a long bed 2011 Chevy 3500 you would not need to install a fifth wheel hitch with a slider. Because of that I would not recommend you purchase an Elite Series Fifth Wheel Sliding hitch # RP30144 that you referenced. For an under-bed system that is similar to this one that does not have a slider I would recommend you get a Reese Elite Series Hitch and Underbed Rails # RP30871, # RP30868. This would be everything you need to put a hitch in the bed of your truck....
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    The wrench you are looking for is part # 58276. This is the tool used to turn the feet of the Elite Hitch part # RP30144 so that you can remove or install the hitch.
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