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Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 26,500 lbs

Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 26,500 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 RP30871 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 26,500 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Reese
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 26500 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 6625 lbs TW
  • 15-3/4 - 18-1/4 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
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Fully assembled base 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: 26,500 lbs
    • Capacity is limited to that of your rail kit
  • Vertical load limit: 6,625 lbs
  • Hitch height: 15-3/4" - 18-1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Notes:

  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6' unless used with a Sidewinder.
  • It will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside bed.
  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will also not work in factory-installed gooseneck hitches on 2013 Dodge 2500 and 3500 models.

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.





30871 Reese Elite Series, Signature Series Fifth Wheel Hitch with Wiring Harness - 26,500 lbs

Item # RP30871

Installation Details RP30871 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 26,500 lbs - RP30871

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.

- RP30871
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I ordered a Reese 26.5k Fifthwheel hitch. It was delivered quickly. It came in four pieces; Platform, fifthwheel, handle and wiring harness. I have a puck system in my truck so install was simple and easy, maybe 20 minutes, as I did confirm that all nuts and bolts were tightened to specs. Once I am able to hook to our 24,000 lb RV, I will review how well it handles the weight and it durability. I gave it 4 stars as it appears to be free of mechanical defects, it does appear to be a solid fifthwheel hitch, and it is simple to break down for removal from truck bed if needed. If it tows well and handles the weight of our RV, I will revise my rating to 5 stars.



- RP30871
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Ford F-350 Super Duty

I have owned B&W, Curt and Reese Hitches for 5th wheel trailers. When I recently purchased a toy hauler I needed a heavy duty hitch for the 20,000# load. I decided to spend the extra money and get the Reese because of previous good experience and fitting the installed pucks in my F350. The Reese felt very light when I unpacked it. The parts are all made in China or Mexico. Assembly and installation took 25 min. The release mechanism feels cheap. It is difficult to make sure the pin is fully seated in the hitch. 2x it looked seated and I was able to install the locking pin and the trailer came out of the hitch! I always do a test pull in forward and reverse before pulling out onto the road. First time it came out I caught it on the test pull, second time it looked good w the test pull but 30' down the driveway it came out and crushed my bedside and tailgate. I would recommend the B &W or Curt before buying the more expensive but inferior Reese.



- RP30871
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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great hitch. Very heavy and sturdy. Fits my 2016 F350 with factory puck system like a glove. Very easy drop into pucks and lock into place. The hitch separates into two pieces to make it able to be installed or removed by one person, but two are better. We tow a 16,00 pound 5th wheel with this hitch.



- RP30871
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Excellent hitch works perfectly pulls great the only thing I can tell you is don't let the locking pin dangle when not in use because it will beat the pint off the side of the hitch. this isn't the hitches fault its my fault



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I put this unit in my F350 with the Ford Factory 5th wheel prep kit. It fit perfectly. I have towed about 27,000 miles so far and I couldn't be more pleased. Being able to remove the hitch and have complete use of the bed is a real plus for me. Thanks,



- RP30871
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The Reese Elite hitch is great easy to use and secure while towing' Very easy install and very good directions. Delivery was on time and packaged well.



- RP30871
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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

There was a problem with shipping that I believe was the fault of the freight carrier. Either way etrailer stepped right up and replaced the missing items. I will continue to do business here due to the great service.



- RP30871
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Works great. Handle could use slight tweaking to not push against bed cover. Locks in well and feels secure. Tight coming out but that is a good thing as it is not sloppy.



- RP30871
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Great Hitch, very please!



- RP30871
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This was a replacement for our fire damaged original, from 2009. Recommended unit (from both manufacturer and etrailer rep. ) was a perfect fit and has performed flawlessly.



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great Hitch, Quick Shipping, Great Pric e!



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Easy upgrade from my 18K to this 26K h itch.



- RP30871
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The hitch works great! It is easy to operate and pulls like a champ. Would recommend for use! Heavy Duty.



- RP30871
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Good product. Needed a larger fifth wheel as we upgraded the camper. This one was rated for our needs.



- RP30871
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Fantastic quality. Like new after a year of heavy use. Would recommend without hesitation.



- RP30871
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The product works like a charm.



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2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty

great product



- RP30142
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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.



- RP30142
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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.



- RP30144
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Review from a similar Elite Series Fifth Wheel in Fifth Wheel Hitch


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


- RP30142
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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.



- RP30142
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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


- RP30142
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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



- RP30142
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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.



- RP30142
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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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