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Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret - 20,000 lbs

Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret - 20,000 lbs

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Make tight 90-degree turns with your short-bed pickup while towing your fifth-wheel trailer using this extended pin box. The pivoting action lets your trailer turn and clear the cab so you don't have to exit your truck to adjust when turning. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel king pin part number RP34FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel King Pin reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel King Pin - RP34FR

  • Fabex 663
  • Fabex 665
  • Lippert 0719
  • Lippert 1621
  • Lippert 1621HD
  • M and M 663
  • M and M 665
  • Lippert Rhino
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Upgraded Pin Box
  • Reese
  • Provides Turning Clearance
  • Rotating Turret

Make tight 90-degree turns with your short-bed pickup while towing your fifth-wheel trailer using this extended pin box. The pivoting action lets your trailer turn and clear the cab so you don't have to exit your truck to adjust when turning.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel pin box lets you make tight turns while towing your trailer, even in your short-bed pickup
    • No need to get out of your truck to adjust a 5th-wheel slider
  • Rotating turret acts as new pivot point, letting you clear your truck's cab while turning
    • Pivot point is moved 22" towards the rear, offering plenty of clearance while still keeping your load safely in front of the rear axle
  • Easy hookup and disconnect - king pin slides into your 5th-wheel trailer hitch from almost any angle
  • Locking wedge prevents king pin from rotating inside your Reese or Pro Series 5th-wheel hitch
    • Some other 5th-wheel hitches may require custom wedge (sold separately)
  • Simple to maintain - just lubricate king pin, screw, and pivoting shaft
  • Bolt-on installation - replaces your existing 5th-wheel pin box
    • A 1-1/8" socket and wrench are needed for proper installation


Specs:

  • Designed to replace the following pin boxes:
    • Fabex 663 and 665
    • Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD
    • M&M 663 and 665
    • Lippert 1716 and 0115 (spacer kit required - sold separately)
    • Lippert Rhino
  • Weight capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Maximum pin weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Clearance: see formula below to ensure proper clearance
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Clearance Formula

Use the formula below to ensure that there will be enough space between your truck cab and trailer when you are executing a 90-degree turn with the Sidewinder installed.


(A + B) - C = Clearance

A = Distance from center of fifth-wheel hitch jaw to truck cab in inches

B = Length of Sidewinder arm in inches (22")

C = Width of trailer in inches divided by 2


For example:

If you are using the 20,000-lb Sidewinder, then B = 22"

If the distance from the center of your hitch to your truck's cab is 36", then A = 36"

And if your fifth-wheel trailer is 102" wide, then C = 51"

102/2 = 51

Therefore,

(36 + 22) - 51 = 7" of clearance


The Sidewinder Design

Sidewinder Diagram
  1. The pivot point sits 22" behind the king pin.
  2. The rotating turret attaches to the pin box on your trailer to provide the new pivot point.
  3. The reversible, adjustable king pin locking wedge (not pictured) prevents pivot at the fifth-wheel hitch.
  4. The king pin connects to the fifth-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed.
  5. The arm is rated at 20,000 lbs.


Get Up to 90-Degree Turning

90 Degree Turns with Sidewinder

It is now possible to turn your short-bed truck 90 degrees without having to worry that your trailer will collide with the cab of your truck. The universal king pin locking wedge included with this Sidewinder prevents your trailer from turning or pivoting at the fifth-wheel hitch. Instead, the rotating turret at the end of the Sidewinder allows turning and pivoting to take place an additional 22" away from the cab.



Custom King Pin Locking Wedges: The included universal wedge prevents the king pin from rotating in most fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Certain hitches, however, require a custom wedge (sold separately).


Note: Do not use the Sidewinder with any of the following:

  • Curt Q Series fifth-wheel trailer hitches
  • Curt A-Series fifth-wheel trailer hitches
  • PullRite SuperGlide fifth-wheel trailer hitch
  • Reese Trail Boss fifth-wheel trailer hitch
  • B&W Companion fifth-wheel trailer hitches that mount in the Turnoverball gooseneck hole
  • Colibert 208BW fifth-wheel trailer hitch
  • Hi-Rise gooseneck-to-fifth-wheel adapter by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Bulldog and Reese
  • Any other gooseneck-to-fifth-wheel adapter



69220 Reese Side Winder Fifth-Wheel Pin Box Coupler with Turret and Hardware - 20K

Replaces Reese 68220

Installation Details RP34FR Installation instructions



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Customer Reviews

Reese Sidewinder 5th Wheel King Pin with Rotating Turret - 20,000 lbs - RP34FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)

Make tight 90-degree turns with your short-bed pickup while towing your fifth-wheel trailer using this extended pin box. The pivoting action lets your trailer turn and clear the cab so you don't have to exit your truck to adjust when turning.

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Had a 16k sidewinder inbox it cracked traded it out for a20k w/o air bag much beefier unit etrailer helped me out to warranty the pinbox with out a problem Reese drug me along for 3months with no results.
But Paula T. got me taken care
Side note I don’t think it’s right to have to pay freight to return a faulty part that is not my fault. Just wrong. If it was my fault that would be ok. etrailer should change there policy on this !!!!



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My only regret with this kingpin is not switching to it sooner. I recently changed up my entire set up to this kingpin and a Hensley BD5 Trailer Saver hitch, for my 41ft Jayco Seismic Wave. If you use a slider hitch, whether auto or manual, you know there's a significant lag in response from the trailer when turning and backing. This kingpin eliminates that lag time. My hitch/kingpin combo is a pricey upgrade, but if you tow often then it will be money we'll spent.

Brian

1/12/2023

Its been a year since I upgraded my hitchkingpin set up and my feelings are still exactly the same. The kingpin is great. I love how much faster the trailer responds, especially when backing up, compared to my old slider hitch. Definitely money well spent.



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I needed the sidewinder hitch due to transferring from a standard bed truck to a short bed. I installed it my self and the setup was very easy. It works just as it should!



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I drive a RAM 2500 shortbox diesel with the Rambox feature that I really like. It also had the factory puck system in the bed. But when I found the 5th wheel I wanted i soon realized that the stock Lippert pin box would not work with my truck. I wanted to use the Curt A20 hitch that I already had but assumed that I would need to replace that for a sliding hitch. When I discussed my issues with the etrailer support tech he told me about this Reese sidewinder and all the reasons it would work with my truck where nothing else would. He was spot on with his advice. I've now had the Reese for a year and have been out many times without issue. I can even make 90° turns and the trailer cap doesn't even come close to the truck cab. I can even open the Rambox most of the way with the trailer mounted. I'm very happy with the product. This hitching stuff can be complicated and risky and I'm glad I talked to the support team before I may have made a stupid mistake.



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Needed a pin that would fit my short bed and Ram Boxes. After extensive research I coupled this along with the B&W patriot 18K hitch and I have full clearance on my trailer and cab. I now have an extra 22 inches that other hitches wouldn't and couldn't give me.



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Having a Ram 3500 Megacab, short bed, I was terribly worried about hitting the cab with my Momentum toy hauler given it's 102" wide. My choice was slider or this Reese Sidewinder. I chose the Sidewinder and darn glad I did. It works as advertised and I can turn a full 90 degrees with about 5" of clearance between the cab and my front nose of the trailer. Some words of caution: this pin box is heavy! Get it professionally installed by your RV dealer. The wedges for your particular hitch will take some getting used too. Move wedge back to hitch, move forward to lock into place. Even still, I need to lay in the bed and have rigged up a heavy wire to assisting getting that wedge tight in the funnel. If you don't, the hitch will move on corners and you feel a big shift of weight.

Bottom line, I like it, it was the right decision for me and didn't take up any more payload than necessary unlike a heavy slider hitch. Recommended! And etrailer delivered on time as promised.



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For those who are considering a “slide hitch” this is a better alternative. Rather than get into a bind and need to release the slide feature, the Sidewinder pin box pivots farther back than a typical pin box so it never puts your pickup in a compromising position. I purchased a 20k standard hitch to use in conjunction with the Sidewinder. I have no regrets and I highly recommend this pin box.



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It is the best thing that a novice 5th wheel owner could ask for. Having to go get a class A license to pull my trailer, it made it easy for me to pass the test with litte 5th wheel experience but a lot of bumper tow experience. The mechanical aspect of this unit is what sold me. Few moving parts and no sliding components made me feel safe and confident while navigating my trailer in some difficult situations. And pulling a 19,000 pound trailer accross California's raods, you need all the confidence in your equipment you can get.



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Got expert advice from David B. This arrived along with my Reese fifth wheel hitch and they work beautifully together to solve my problems with towing a fifth wheel with a ram that had a ram box. Giant pain in the butt but problem has been resolved thanks to y’all



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The sidewinder works exactly as advertised, We installed this on our 41' Heartland Landmark 365 and the increase in manuverability is awesome.
The quality is top notch and I would recommend this product all day long.
I installed this myself and it bolted right into place with zero issues.
If your on the fence about purchasing this product I highly recommend pulling the trigger, you won't regret it...



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It works great on my 5th wheel 40 ft toy hauler momentum



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Excellent customer service. Teresa was very helpful, listened to my setup questions and knew right where to go. I enjoyed the buying experience and felt confident that my money was going to the right product and company. Thanks Teresa and etrailer.



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Works as advertised. Heavy duty hitch. Much safer than what came with the RV.



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The sidewinder is an Awesome Product thanks etrailer!!



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UPS ran a day late. The hitch is awesom e.



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Parts where on back order per information given by my 2 other vendors etrailer had it in stock and arrived on time before original ETA
As a owner of a small business etrailer is great to work with and always helpful.



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The A team!
E trailer and camco sewer
hose support system is excellent
Nice compact storage good quality.
Great customer service and quick shipping.



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I don't always need a hose support system but when I do I use this. Yes it's light plastic so careful. Used about 4 times and nothing has broken.



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Nice to be able to stretch it out a long way if you need it to.



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Excellent product! Took seconds to set up and worked prefect! Unfolds easy , nice carring handle. I would highly recommend this. Price and shipping is great.



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When we ordered the Yakima Sidewinder, we hadn't realized that the luggage rack on our new RAV4 was a newer style that did not fit the couplings included with the Sidewinder. We spoke with a rep at Yakima who helped us find a fix (a set of couplings that worked) and discounted the price to us. We have a tandem bike that is quite heavy. This product makes it possible for us get the bike on the top of the car (my wife has a bad back, so I need to do most of the heavy lifting myself) and go anywhere. The product feels good and solid, too. We're secure using it and driving all over the cities and rural areas near Minneapolis.


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