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Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has a 1-piece, wraparound jaw and easy-to-see lock indicator for maximum safety and security. Fully articulating head with large landing area and kingpin target make hookup a snap. Mounts to Ram OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-1624 to order Reese fifth wheel hitch part number RP30918 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer 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 - RP30918

  • Reese
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has a 1-piece, wraparound jaw and easy-to-see lock indicator for maximum safety and security. Fully articulating head with large landing area and kingpin target make hookup a snap. Mounts to Ram OEM underbed platform.


  • 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
  • Single-piece, always-ready Talon jaw wraps around king pin to ensure proper connection
    • Design offers superior jaw-to-king-pin contact for maximum security and minimum rattle
    • Jaw is always ready to receive so you don't have to open the hitch before hooking up
  • High pin lockout ensures proper engagement
    • Tow/No Tow indicator is visible from cab and next to bed
  • Fully articulating head with extra-large landing area eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • V-notch makes it easy to target the king pin as you back up
    • Built-in shock-dampening technology absorbs road shock
  • Ergonomic, easy-to-reach handle lets you secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Can be operated with just 2 fingers
  • Wide center section creates solid, stable towing experience
  • Improved cab clearance is achieved with offset design
    • Head can be offset by 1-1/2" front or rear
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, powder coat finish
    • Zinc handle, latches and jaw resist corrosion


  • Application: Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height settings: 14", 16", or 18"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Forged, Self-Latching Jaw

Self-Latching Jaw

The one-piece 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 noisy rattling and stiff chucking as well.

The jaw is also always ready to receive, so you don't need to use the handle to open it before backing up toward your trailer. As long as the bail pin is removed from the latching handle, the jaw will accept the king pin as it enters the hitch.

Finally, the jaw is self-latching, so it will automatically secure your trailer's king pin when it moves into the jaw.

Quiet, Comfortable Ride

Pivot Bushings

In addition to the tight jaw tolerance, a close connection between the head and the pivot bushings further reduces rattle and movement. And because the pivot bushings are independent from the head, they can be tightened to ensure a strong connection over time.

King Pin Indicator Prevents High Pinning

King Pin Indicator

This M5 hitch features a built-in king pin indicator to ensure proper hookup. This indicator is located on the back of the head along with a V-shaped notch that are both visible from the cab of your truck. The V-notch is lined up with the jaw at the front of the hitch, and can be used as a guiding point to line the king pin up with the jaw as you back up your truck. The jaw also has an internal plate that keeps the king pin from entering if it is too high to enter safely. As a result, the king pin indicator will only change from red to green if the king pin is fully engaged in the jaw.

Easy-to-Use Latching Handle

Lever and Hitch

This hitch's handle is designed for smooth motion and effortless operation. It requires only 2 fingers to use and won't bind up as you pull. In addition, the handle is long, so it's easy to access from outside of your truck bed. And the ergonomic grip makes it comfortable to hold and pull from different angles.

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Customer Reviews

Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs - RP30918

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has a 1-piece, wraparound jaw and easy-to-see lock indicator for maximum safety and security. Fully articulating head with large landing area and kingpin target make hookup a snap. Mounts to Ram OEM underbed platform.

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Very sturdy and reliable 5th wheel hitch but after a couple of trips during the summer, the green/red indicator mounting pin which is made of a cheap hard plastic material sheared off. I was able to di-assemble the whole indicator assembly, drilled a hole and replaced the pin with a metal pin. Anyway, don't get me wrong. I love this 5th wheel hitch because of it's simplicity and appearance. It also mounts perfectly to the OEM gooseneck mount on my 2019 RAM 2500 Big Horn. Aside from re-enforcing the plastic indicator pin, I would also recommend to have a heavy duty cover designed specifically for this model.

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2019 Ram 2500

I received my order very quickly. It was easy to assemble and install.

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I pull a 32' fifth wheel. I am very pleased with my Reese M5.

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2019 Ram 3500

Ordered hitch on Saturday evening 3/7/20 and hitch was delivered on 3/12/20. Can't ask for better service. Replacing an aging hitch that had issues. Only issue would be with Reese. The 8 plastic rivet push clips that hold the side trim on the legs were broken. Would suggest that they use bolts instead. Might eliminate possible future ratteling as the plastic wears.

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No instructions. Was suppose to be 80% assembled. Came in 3 boxes. One packing slip missing. I had to call for downloaded instructions. Frustrating!


Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Will the Reese 18K Signature Series 5th Wheel Hitch Work On a 2020 Ram 3500
    I do have an option for a 2020 Ram 3500 but the Reese 18K Signature Series 5th Wheel Hitch is not compatible nor is than any adapter that will allow it to be. Instead, I recommend the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30918 which is an updated version of the Reese 18K Signature Series 5th Wheel Hitch. The correct wedge for the Reese M5 is the Replacement Universal Wedge for 5th Airborne Sidewinders part # 201100.
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  • Does Reese M5 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 Need Pivot Assemblies to be Greased
    Thanks for the purchase of the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # RP30918, and the pivot assemblies do not need to be greased before your first trip. What you can do is grease them before the start of each season, and you'll be set. To do so you can use LubriMatic Multi-Purpose Lithium Grease # L11315 with LubriMatic Professional Pistol Grease Gun # L30416 and attach a grease needle to it, which is available at local automotive stores. In regards to if...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for Factory Pucks System in a 2020 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    For your 2020 Ram 2500 Long Bed I really like the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs part # RP30918 . This hitch is one of the easiest to use, offers great ride quality and is extremely well made. For wiring in the bed of your truck so you don't have to hang the trailer connector over the tailgate use the Demco 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Plug - 10' Long part # DM8555002 I've linked the videos for you below.
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  • Compatibility of Reese M5 5th Wheel Hitch with Lippert Turning Point King Pin
    The Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs # RP30918 will work well with your Lippert Turning Point. It should come with a universal wedge to fit a 5th wheel hitch. We don't have the specific wedge for that pin box so I can't confirm the fit, but we do have the Sidewinder Wedge Kit for 20,000-lb Reese ELITE, M-Series, or ProSeries Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP44FR designed for the Sidewinder Pin Box and that 5th wheel hitch which may work.
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  • Will Reese M5 Fit 2019 Ram 3500 Short Bed With Factory Puck System
    Yes, the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # RP30918 will absolutely fit the OEM factory puck system in your 2019 Ram 3500 with a short bed. It will also work with a Reese Revolution (which is just the OEM version of a Sidewinder). There isn't a custom wedge for use with the M5 so it is recommended you use the shorter end of the universal wedge that comes with the Revolution/Sidewinder. I've added a link to a video review of the M5 for you to check out as well.
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  • Weight of 5th Wheel Hitches for 2020 Ram 2500 Long Bed with Factory Puck System
    Right now we carry two hitches that fit into your 2020 Ram 2500's factory prep package; the Reese M5 # RP30918, and the Demco Recon # DM8550045-5W. The Recon is the lighter one at under 150 pounds. It's different though because it doesn't mount to the pucks it installs over the gooseneck ball. So you'll need a ball as well like # RP19311. The Reese M5 weighs about 180 pounds or so. Of the two, I prefer the Recon because of its weight. Not only is it lighter but it's also easy to...
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  • 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 the Reese M5 # RP30918. This hitch is rated to two up to 20,000 lbs. I personally like the M5 because it is newly updated and has a few upgrades to offer that will just make your life easier. It has 4" of height adjustment, an offset for the head to give you more cab clearance, a bigger V-notch to make lining up the king-pin easier, and a Tow/No Tow indicator to ensure you have connected to the trailer properly. Using...
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  • Recommended Sidewinder Wedge for Reese M5 5th Wheel Hitch
    The 'universal' wedge included with the Reese Sidewinder works fairly well with the Reese M5 # RP30918 5th wheel hitch, but our customers tell us that the # RP44FR which is specifically designed for the M5 hitch would fit and work the best.
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  • Installing Industry Standard Rail Compatible 5th Wheel Hitch on 2017 Silverado 3500 with OEM Pucks
    The Reese 20K hitch from your 2012 Silverado, assuming it uses industry standard mounting rails mounted to the bed floor can be used on a 2017 Silverado 3500 by using the Demco # DM6194 adapter. The adapter installs in the housing for the gooseneck ball, and provide a set of industry standard bed rails for your hitch to attach to. Unfortunately, Reese doesn't offer a leg kit like what's used on the # RP30918 hitch that's compatible with the GM puck system. I've linked to a product...
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  • Weight of B & W Companion BWRVK3600
    The fifth wheel hitches weigh anywhere from around 175 lbs up to about 250 lbs. This being said, some of them like the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 can be easily broken down into two more manageable pieces with the hitch head weighing about 65 and the legs weighing about 135. There are other hitches that break down into lighter component parts like the Reese # RP30918 but the head is more difficult to remove. To further make installation/removal easier, if you have a hoist available...
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  • Comparing Reese M5, Curt A25 and B and W Companion Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 with OEM Rail Kit
    The two best options from what you mentioned are the Reese M5 part # RP30918 and the Companion # BWRVK3600. If you wanted to go with a Curt the A25 part # C16046 would be the better option as this essentially is the updated version of the Q series with a much better jaw design for a smoother ride quality. Now that said I have a friend of mine who went with the M5 after having used the Companion hitch for years and he said that overall the ride quality was smoother and the hitch was...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ram 3500 Long Bed With Factory Puck System to Replace Reese Elite
    I can absolutely understand not wanting an entirely new 5th wheel hitch, but there isn't an adapter for your older Hijacker or the Reese Elite that will allow you to use them in your 2020 Ram 3500 with the factory puck system, so you will need a new 5th wheel hitch. For a 5th wheel hitch that will fit directly in the pucks of your 2020 Ram 3500 I recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16044 or Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep...
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  • Weights of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Designed to Fit Factory Pucks on 2017 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    We have a large selection of fifth-wheel hitches that will work well on your 2017 Ram 2500 with the 8 foot bed. Based on the hitches you were looking at, it appears that your Ram features the factory puck system. Please just let me know if this is not the case. I have listed below the weights of the hitches available that will attach directly to the factory pucks without the need for a separate adapter. Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch - 20K # RP30918: 186 pounds Curt Q24 - 24K # C16545-16021:...
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  • Can Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch Be Used on 2019 Ram 3500 with Factory Pucks
    We do have a great selection of 5th wheel hitches that can be used with the factory puck system on your 2019 Ram 3500, however there's unfortunately not an adapter available that would allow you to mount your existing Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch. We have reached out to Reese in the past on this subject and there's also not a way to convert the hitch or base so that it's compatible with the Ram pucks, either. The Reese Elite hitches will only work with their own under-bed rail kits or with...
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  • Troubleshooting Reese 30160 Fifth Wheel Hitch Chucking with Sidewinder Pin Box
    The Reese hitch you have now part # RP30160 should be used with the Sidewinder wedge part # SWW-01 in order to have the best ride quality when towing a trailer with a Sidewinder. If you are using a universal wedge or a wedge for a different hitch this is the solution you'll really want. The # RP30160 has a really great jaw design that should not allow chucking so I'd suspect the wedge is the issue. That said, the head of the M5 cannot be swapped to it. If you wanted to go to the Reese...
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  • How Much Do Fifth Wheel Hitches Weigh that Fit 2018 Ram OEM Rail Kit
    Fifth wheel hitches typically weigh close to 200 but there is some variance to that like the Curt A20 part # C16044 weighs 191 lbs. The Reese M5 part # RP30918 weighs 187 lb, and the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3600 weighs 224 lbs. One option to make the install a bit easier is to use a crane that attaches to the hitch at the rear of the truck like with the MaxxTow part # MT70238 and with that you can also use the B and W Lifting Device part # BWRVXA3130 which fits into the jaws of...
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  • I have 2018 ram 2500 had with factory 5th wheel prep package what 5th wheel do I need
    If your 2018 Ram 2500 has a short bed then I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide simply because it gives you a very secure connection to the king pin, has some of the best quality cushioning for a smooth ride, and the autosliding feature means that you don't have to get in and out of your cab to use the sliding feature and avoid trailer-to-cab contact during sharp turns. The Hijacker is available in 18K # DM8550034 and 21K # DM8550035 versions and installs to the OEM puck system with...
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  • Converting Grand Design 353G With The Lippert 1621 Pin Box To The Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel Hitch
    There are two options of Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel hitches that will replace a Lippert 1621 pin box. You can get the 20K Sidewinder # RP34FR or the 16K Air Ride Sidewinder # RP61422. Since you'll have the Sidewinder, you won't need a sliding hitch. You could go with the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600, but since you're looking for the lighter option I recommend you use the Reese M5 # RP30918.
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  • Does Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch Fit 2017 Ram 3500 Long Bed With Factory Puck System
    The part number you mentioned is just a replacement head for a Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th wheel hitch. That hitch will fit in your 2017 Ram 3500 long bed with the factory pucks, though you'll also need an adapter: - Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 18,000 lbs # DM8550034 or 21,000 lbs # DM8550035 - Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package # DM6099 That said, a truck with an 8 foot bed really should not need a sliding 5th wheel hitch,...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch to Use With Reese Sidewinder Pin Box On 2020 Avalanche 321RS
    If you used a Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Air Ride Coupler Adapter like part # RP94720 on the 2020 Avalanche 321RS then you would have the same amount of clearance for turning that you have now because its a direct replacement for existing pin boxes. It doesn't move the pivot point back like the Sidewinder pin boxes so it wouldn't add any clearance to the setup. It also attaches to a goose neck ball like part # BWGNXA2062 for your 2018 Ram 3500 short bed so you would need to...
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