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Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Specially designed to attach to receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. Forged, self-latching jaw wraps around your trailer's king pin for absolute security. Wide funnel and pivoting head ease hookup, even on unlevel ground. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel hitch part number RP30160 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch - RP30160

  • Reese
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 15-3/4 - 18-1/4 Inch Tall

Specially designed to attach to receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. Forged, self-latching jaw wraps around your trailer's king pin for absolute security. Wide funnel and pivoting head ease hookup, even on unlevel ground.


Features:

  • 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 Ram
  • 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
  • 2-1/2" Height adjustment
  • 4-Way head pivot improves efficiency - faster, easier hookup, even on unlevel ground
    • 6-Degree side-to-side pivot
  • 1-Piece legs offer a wide stance for stability
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 15-3/4" - 18-1/4"
  • Lifetime limited warranty


Note: 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 a flareside/stepside bed.


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.





30160 Reese OEM Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dodge Ram - 20,000 lbs

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Video of Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - 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 OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Installation - 2018 Ram 3500

Today on our 2018 Ram 3500 we're going to be taking a look at the Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing prep-package.This is what our Reese 5th Wheel Hitch looks like when it's installed in our truck. This is going to allow us to easily hook up to the king pin on our 5th wheel trailer. A nice thing about this, is this is designed to work with our factory puck system.This curved hitch is going to have a nice wide base. Constructed of forged steel with a nice black powder coat finish that's going to resist any rust or corrosion. Each foot can be easily adjusted to lock into our factory puck system. Our center section allows us to adjust the height of our head by giving us 2-1/2" of adjustability.For our head they've allowed us a have wide opening here at the front that's going to allow us to hook up to our king pin very easily even if we're at an angle.

We're going to have a nice wide base. This gives us a very solid foundation when we're hooked up to our king pin. And, we're going to have four ways of articulation. This is going to help with the hooking and unhooking on unlevel ground, and traveling maybe going over railroad tracks and stuff like that. You can see, we got forward and backward movement, and side-to-side movement.We're going to have a single piece sub-latching jaw.

When your king pin hits this front section it's going to push it out, unlock it and it's going to lock around the king pin.One of the other things I really like about this hitch is how large this handle is. This is a very large grip. Allows you to hold onto it very well. It's very close to the edge of the truck so you can access it from outside of the truck. You don't have to get into the bed to get it.

Unlike some of the other ones out there where you have to reach down inside the bed of the truck, or reach over the truck to get ahold of those handles. To lock it open or to lock our jaw open you simply pull it out, pull it back just like that. That's going to lock it open. You back into your king pin, and as I mentioned when that king pin hits what it's going to do it's going to push this and over. Now I'm going to hold not this handle so I don't pinch my fingers.

You cv see how that did that. Then it's going to just wrap around your king pin.I want to point something out as very important. You'll notice that we have a pin here. It's not allowing us to lock our handle in place. What this is telling us is that our king pin is not all the way in place. You'll notice a little tab here. When your king pin hits this your king pin is going to move that plate, then allow you to drop your pin in place. That's how you know your king pin is fully inserted inside your jaw.As far as the weight capacities go we're going to have a 20,000 pound gross trailer weight, and a 5,000 pound max pin weight, or vertical load limit. Nice thing about this set up is we can remove the hitch to give us total bed access. When comparing this to other hitches this one is going to have a little bit more metal on metal contact between the head and the center section. Which is going to make it just a little bit more noisy. That being said, this is still going to work great to pull your 5th wheel hitches and is going to be one of your more economical choices.To start your installation, your kits are going to come with four pieces. Your risers for each side, your center section and then your head. One thing I want to pint out for your risers, when you're installing the center section you want to make sure you have the risers on the correct side. The factory pucks in the back, the holes are going to be bigger than the ones that are in the front. So you just want to make sure that your risers are on the correct way, or on the correct side of your center section.Next, you're going to make sure that you install your center section, or loosely install it, onto your risers before you drop it into the pucks in the bed. One thing I want to point out, when installing your center section you'll notice the offset here. This here is offset one way or the other more. Per the instructions it's recommended that this offset is towards the cab of the truck. However, depending on how your vehicles set up this can actually be turned around so that this offset is more towards the back side of the axle rather than towards the front of it.Now for the height adjustment on your center section. You want to make sure for this hitch we do not use the top hole on either side. We're only going to be using the bottom three holes.Your kits going to come with four hex bolts, and four lock washers. Once you've decided your height that best suites your vehicle this are going to bolt directly into the risers. I'm going to go ahead and point this out. Before we set it into place. You may need to adjust this bottom section here to fit into your puck system. Pull out this cat and you'll notice there is a cotter pin and a nut. There's going to be a tool that comes in your kit to hold that nut down. What you're going to do is you're going to take out the cotter pin. You're going to loosen this, this'll spin, this handle will spin off there. That'll create space between this and this. If it's not closing, now you also adjust it forwards and backwards. How you do that is you're going to loosen this, you're going to take that tool, you're going to put it on this nut here. Then you're going to loosen them too. Once you loosen them you can adjust it forward and backwards depending on how your pucks are set up in your vehicle. Once you're done with that put your cotter pin back in. Tighten everything back up. Put your cap on and then you can set your hitch in place.Now to install this into our vehicle you want to make sure that you're handles are pointing in like this. We're going to set it into place and we want to make sure that everything falls down into our pucks. You want to make sure that you can turn these handles like that. If you can't turn them, again, that's how you're going to make that adjustment. We'll lock those in place. You're going to take the 15/16ths socket and you're going to tighten the four bolts to your center section. Then you're going to torque them to the specifications in the instructions.When installing your center section keep in mind we're going to have metal on metal contact here. So you want to make sure you use lithium grease to make sure that this moves freely. When installing it you want to make sure you also have your pin and clips available. If you notice right here there's a groove at the bottom. We're going to be inserting a pin and clip right through these holes to help hold this head down in place. You can set it down like that, grab our pin, just like that. Now we can install our clips and that'll lock our head into place.To install our handle we're going to take this and slide it in. We're going to have carriage bolts, lock washers, and a nut. Tighten those into place and you're going to have a rubber grip to slide on the end of your handle.That'll do it for our look at Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Truck Package on our 2018 Ram 3500.


Customer Reviews

Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs - RP30160

Average Customer Rating:  3.6 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed to attach to receivers in your factory 5th-wheel towing prep package. Forged, self-latching jaw wraps around your trailer's king pin for absolute security. Wide funnel and pivoting head ease hookup, even on unlevel ground.

- RP30160
by:
2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

I order the Reese fifth wheel hitch to fit my 2014 Ram 3500 with tow prep along with the gooseneck hitch on 1/3 online. I received a call that the gooseneck hitch was not in stock and not expected in until the end of the month and did I want to hold the order until then or split ship it. I requested to have it split shipped as I need the fifth wheel hitch more than the goose neck. It was shipped on the 4th and I received it on the 7th. I also received a email on the 5th that the gooseneck hitch had also been shipped and I received it on the 8th. I have ordered other things online and they usually take anywhere from 5 to eight days to get here. I was very pleased with the service that I received from etraile should I have need of other equipment like this I will use them again. 168871



- RP30160
by:
2018 Ram 3500

the folks at etrailer were very helpful and my item was delivered on time at a great price. that reese hitch is a disaster to assemble and install. First, it was supposed to fit the factory setup pucks for a RAM 3500. The hitch came in 4 basic parts, which were the 2 (identical) side panels, one center section, and one skid plate. when the side panels were assembled by the manufacturer, the feet that connect into the puck system would not go into the puck and tighten. it took me an hour and a half to figure out how to take the side panels apart and loosen the feet so they would fit into the pucks in the truck. and those panels weigh about 45lbs each, so here I am trying to handle those things and get the proper height so the feet would fit into the pucks and snug up- this was extremely frustrating. So, NOW by the time I got the panels mounted, I realized I needed a 200 ft/lb torque wrench to get the center piece properly installed. Those of you who are not a professional mechanic (like me) probably don't own a 200 ft/lb torque wrench, and a quality 200 ft/lb torque wrench will cost you anywhere from $150-$600...that would have been nice to know. could I have guessed at the torque? sure...but I didn't. bottom line: etrailer good, reese hitch bad 748860


Comments
If you dont have a 200 ft-lb torque wrench, I recommend checking with your local auto parts store to see if they have one available to rent to finish your 5th wheel installation. If you cant find one for rent, you can check with your local mechanic to inquire about assistance finishing the installation.
-- Victoria B - 02/10/2020

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- RP30160
by:
2018 Ram 2500

It had 2 missing bolts. It did not properly fit the Ram Prep package holes. After a few hours of adjusting pucks and loosening bolts I finally got it locked in. But I won’t be able to take it out without disassembly. Also one of the locking lever’s hole did not line up with the hole in the latch. I have owned several Reese products before and never had an issue. This one is very disappointing. 738032


Comments
Can you explain a little further about why you think you will have to disassemble the hitch to take it out of your truck?
-- Victoria B - 01/30/2020

65040
Comments
The front of the rails were closer together than the back when the bolts in the center section were tight. I had to loosen those bolts to get the pucks in the holes. Then I retightened them. I’m assuming I will have to loosen them to remove the hitch from the pickup.
-- comment by: Neal - 01/30/2020

65041
Comments
When first installing this 5th wheel hitch, the hitch should only be loosely bolted together when it is placed in the truck bed. Once it is in place in the truck bed with the anchors in the pucks, then it is time to tighten the bolts to the ft-lbs listed in the instructions. Following the instructions, the hitch should not need to be disassembled or loosened in order to remove the hitch.
-- Victoria B - 01/30/2020

65044

- RP30160
by:

Great price and quick delivery 603932



- RP30160
by:
2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

The Reese OEM 5th wheel hitch was received in a very timely manner and was easily assembled and fitted in my 2016 3500 Ram truck. The hitch has worked exactly the way I expected it to. It does an exceptional job pulling my 40 ft. fifth wheel. 589101


Comments
Still working, but very hard at times to get it to unlock, it has to be just right or it wont unlock.
Johnny - 12/08/2019

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- RP30160
by:
2018 Ram 3500

avoid Reese if you don't want products from China ,definitely inferior materials and craftsmanship , 563666



- RP30160
by:

The hitch is of great quality and the customer service from etrailer is top notch as always! Pleasure working with the etrailer team. 190489


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ram 2500 with Puck System and Sidewinder Pin Box
    For your 2020 Ram 2500 with the 6-1/2' bed I recommend going with either the Reese # RP30160 that you referenced and the Reese M5 # RP30918. Both are rated for 20K and weigh about the same so there isn't much to compare in those regards. I personally like the M5 better because it is newer and has a few upgrades to offer that will just make your life easier. It has 4" of height adjustment as opposed to 2-1/2", an offset for the head to give you more cab clearance, a bigger V-notch to...
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  • If it Possible to Swap Legs on OEM Ford Reese 5th Wheel to Fit Ram OEM 5th Wheel Puck System
    What you're wanting to do is possible, but it won't be inexpensive. Unfortunately, the upgrade won't involve just a new set of legs, you'll need a new center section as well as the hitch version that fits the Ford OEM and the Ram OEM puck system use different center sections. The replacement center section is part # RP30863 and the replacement legs are part # RP30864. When you add up the price of the center section an the legs, the entire replacement hitch, part # RP30160 isn't much more...
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  • Fit of the Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2017 Ram 3500 6 ft Bed and the Reese Sidewinder Pin Box
    Yes, a Reese Sidewinder Pin Box and Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch, # RP30160, can work together on a 2017 Ram 3500 with 6 ft. 4 in. bed. If your original pin box was the Lippert 1621, then the Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin 19,000 lbs # RP61421 will fit on your Grand Design Solitude trailer. Since the pivot point will be 22 inches behind the king pin and the pivot point will be extended back from the cab of the truck there will be no issues in making turns with your short bed vehicle....
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Factory Prep Package and Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
    It sounds like your dealer is trying to sell you. The rotating pin boxes like the Lippert Turning Point cannot be used with an Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch because it won't give that solid connection at the hitch and would absolutely not be safe. These rotating pin boxes require a wedge to keep the pin box from moving in the hitch location so that they have the single movement point farther back to allow turning clearance. The Lippert Turning Point Pin box and your 2016 Ram 2500...
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  • 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed Hitch Prep With Rambox Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation
    The Rambox makes the bed rails too narrow for a standard fifth wheel trailer pin box to be able to make turns without causing interference. The only way to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a Ram that has a Rambox is to use a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer. You should note that Sidewinder does not recommend this is a fit, but we know from our customers who have tried this setup that the Sidewinder will give the Rambox trucks the ability to tow a trailer. You will need to remove the...
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  • Will Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Factory Prep Package Fit a Short Bed 2017 Ram 2500
    The reason that the fit for # RP30160 states that it is for 8 foot bed models is because with a short bed a slider is recommended. Or the alternative is to use hitch # RP30160 with a Sidewinder like you said. So it will fit the factory prep package in the short bed as well. For a Sidewinder if you can tell me the manufacturer and model number of the pin box itself I can make a recommendation if there is one available for that particular pin box. I have included a link to our help article...
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  • Using an Old Reese Signature Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in Puck System in 2015 Ram 3500
    I spoke with my contact at Reese and he said that you can indeed use legs # RP30864 for the Rams with OEM prep package with the head and center section of your Signature Series 18K slider!
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  • Is Custom Fit Wedge Needed for Reese Revolution Pin Box with Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram
    The universal wedge that comes with your Reese Revolution pin box will work for you to tow your trailer with the Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160 that you referenced. If you'd like to upgrade from the universal wedge, a custom wedge is available for your pin box and hitch, wedge # SWW-01. The universal wedge is great if you plan on towing the trailer with different vehicles that have different 5th wheel hitches. When versatility is needed, the universal wedge is the best option....
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 3500 Cab and Chassis
    The Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160 that you referenced is only designed to fit the hitch prep package of the Ram trucks. It would not fit a cab and chassis truck without considerable modification that I can't really recommend safely. Typically for cab and chassis trucks we recommend Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30054 which is designed to mount directly to truck frames. Installation of the Reese low-profile fifth-wheel trailer hitch may require welding and moderate...
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  • Is Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160 Compatible with Sidewinder or Revolution Pin Box
    Yes, the Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160 that you referenced (which will drop right into the factory pucks on your 2018 Ram 3500 short bed) is perfectly compatible with pivoting pin boxes like the Reese Sidewinder or Revolution. You will just want to add the Custom Wedge # SWW-01, which will prevent any pivot at the hitch. I have attached a short video demonstration that you can check out as well.
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  • What is the Weight of the Reese OEM Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package?
    The Reese 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # RP30160 has a shipping weight of 186 lbs. The 5th wheel legs # RP30864 weigh 93 lbs, the center section # RP30863 weighs 42 lbs and the 5th wheel head, # 58292, weighs 45 lbs.
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  • Lock for Ram Truck OEM Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The Ram OEM fifth wheel can be locked though there is not a specific lock designed for it. The Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160 will need to be locked with a padlock such as the Master Lock Shrouded Padlock # 37DAT in the place where the pin and clip are at the handle.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500 with 6 Ft Bed and Factory Rail Kit
    The primary difference between the Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30081 and the Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # RP30160 is, like you mentioned, the ability for the OEM hitch to mount directly into the 4 receiver pucks built into your factory underbed rails without the need for separate adapter rails like # RP30154. Both have the same gross towing weight of 20,000 pounds and vertical load limit of 5,000 pounds as well as the premium single-piece, self-latching...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2014 Ram 2500 with Prep Package and RamBox
    I have attached a photo of what the factory prep package for a 2014 Ram 2500 looks like.
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  • 20k Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ram 3500 with Hitch Prep for Smooth Ride
    The hitch I would highly recommend is the Reese part # RP30160. This fits directly to the rail kit of your 2015 Ram 3500 and has a 20k capacity. To prevent chucking/noise this hitch uses a hook which grabs the king pin and holds it tightly which reduces movement. Air bag kits don't make the ride quality softer. They are intended to give the suspension additional support so they wouldn't be what you are looking for.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Setup Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500 with Short Bed
    When you tow a fifth wheel trailer with a truck that has a bed length that is less than 8 feet you need to use a slider hitch so that when it comes time to make a tight turn you can slide the hitch back and give you enough clearance to execute the turn without interference from the trailer and cab. Or, you might be interested in a Sidewinder pin box. A Sidewinder moves the pivot point back 22 inches so that when you go around corners you don't have to get out and slide the hitch back....
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
    What I recommend for your 2015 Ram 3500 with the short bed is a slider hitch that offers the most travel so that clearance is not an issue when turning. For that I recommend the Demco HiJacker # DM8550034. This hitch offers 14 inches of travel and slide automatically so you won't have to get in an out of the truck to activate the sliding mechanism. To use this hitch with your Ram's factory prep package you will also need # DM6099. I have linked a video review of the hitch for you.
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  • Fit and Installation of Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # RP30160
    The Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for the Ram Towing Prep Package, part # RP30160, is a fixed (non-sliding) 5th wheel hitch rated for 20,000-lbs. This hitch is intended for Ram trucks with the factory-installed 4-puck system in the bed. It is suitable for use in trucks with an 8-foot bed. If your bed is shorter than 8-feet then a Sidewinder pin box is recommended on your trailer. This hitch will not fit trucks with a flare-side or step-side bed. This hitch consists of several elements: the...
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  • Does Reese 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ram 3500 with Prep Package Come Fully Assembled
    According to Reese some of 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30160 for your 2016 Ram 3500 are assembled and some are not. It looks like the ones they send to us are not assembled. But there really isn't a whole lot to the assembly and installation. I have included a link to the installation and assembly instructions for you. Since your truck has the factory prep package there is nothing else you would need. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Will a New 5th Wheel Wedge Be Needed For a Sidewinder Pin Box and a Reese OEM 5th Wheel # RP90160
    The wedge needed for the Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160, is # SWW-01. The shipping weight of the Reese OEM 5th Wheel is at 186 lbs. The head of the hitch can be removed from the frame if needed to make it easier to move the hitch around.
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  • How to Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer with 2018 RAM 2500 w/ Ram Box and Air Suspension
    The only way you can safely tow a fifth wheel trailer with a Ram truck that has a Ram Box is with a Sidewinder pin box replacement as the pin box would no longer swing to the sides in the truck bed and hit the narrower bed rails. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have now in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number that is on the trailer. Once...
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  • Can Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch Mount to 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Puck System
    We do have a great selection of 5th wheel hitches available that are designed to drop right into the factory pucks on your new Ram 3500, but unfortunately there is not a way to adapt your existing Reese Elite Hitch so that it will work on your truck. For your Ram I highly recommend the Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160, which features a forged single-piece jaw that provides an excellent connection with the trailer and allows for a really smooth, quiet ride. Its unique 9 inch wide...
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  • Availability of Sidewinder Wedge Compatible w/ Reese # RP30160 For Factory Tow Prep Pkg on 2015 Ram
    The Reese # RP30160 does indeed use the same head as the Reese Elite Series, so the correct hitch-specific Sidewinder Wedge would be # SWW-01. The presence of the wedge will prevent a Teflon or plastic lube plate from being used, so for easier hitching and unhitching, Reese recommends using a thin coat of white lithium grease like # L11350 on the skid plate and on the sides of the wedge. Even though the Sidewinder won't be rotating in the hitch, you'll still have metal to metal friction...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch that Fits Directly in the 2016 Ram 3500 Factory Prep Package
    Yes, the Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30160 will fit the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2016 Ram 3500. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you. We have other hitches that will also fit directly into the factory prep package: B&W 25K # BWRVK3600 Curt 25K # C16049 Curt 24K # C16545-16021 Curt 20K # C16530-16021 Curt 16K # C16520-16021 I have linked videos on a couple of these hitches for you.
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  • Does Payload of 2018 Ram 2500 Reduce as More Passengers and Cargo are Added to Pickup
    Thank you very much for that info! When you are talking about payload for a pickup and 5th wheel towing then yes, the people plus 5th wheel hitch plus cargo will reduce your payload. So while your 2018 Ram 2500 can easily handle the weight of the 2020 Keystone Cougar 368MBI, it can't handle the payload capacity so you need to find a smaller 5th wheel trailer. One thing that you can do to cut down on payload weight some is to use a lighter stationary 5th wheel hitch like the Reese...
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  • B and W Companion or Reese Hitch to fit Factory Rails of a 2014 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    You wouldn't go wrong with either the Reese Mopar Rail Kit Hitch part # RP30160 or the Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3600, but I like the Companion better. The Companion hitches are often regarded as the nicest fifth wheel hitches around, they are made in the USA, and we rarely, if ever, have any issues with anything from B and W. Check out the review videos I attached for info. You might double check that you do have the rail kit under your truck bed, typically we don't see trucks...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 3500 with Hitch Prep
    The Reese fifth wheel hitch part # RP30160 will fit the hitch prep package of your 2014 Ram 3500 long bed as it was designed to fit it. This hitch would work well for you, check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Which Reese Elite Hitch Fits Rail Kit part # RP30074
    The Ram Elite fifth wheel hitch part # RP30160 does not fit the Reese rail kit part # RP30074 that you referenced. The Ram puck pattern is much wider which means the # RP30160 would not work. For a similar hitch that would fit this rail kit you would want the part # RP30871 which has a 26.5k capacity.
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  • Availability of Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch that Will Fit OEM Rail Kit of New Ram Truck
    The only option you will have will be to replace your current Reese Elite hitch with the Reese OEM Ram hitch part # RP30160 which was designed to fit the rail kit you will have in the bed of your new Ram truck. There isn't an adapter to go from Reese Elite hitches to Ram OEM rail kits. For a 7-way to install in the bed of your truck to make connecting your trailer lights easier you would want the part # 41157. Most 7-ways will be at the rear of the truck near the bumper which doesn't...
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  • All 5th Wheel Hitch Options for Factory RAM Towing Prep Package
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