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5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret - 16,000 lbs

5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret - 16,000 lbs

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RP61422 - Provides Turning Clearance Reese Pin Box Upgrade
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5th Airborne Sidewinder replaces your fifth-wheel trailer's king pin and alters the pivot point of your rig, enabling you to make up to 90-degree turns. Enclosed air spring in pin box absorbs shock and adjusts for a smooth ride. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel king pin part number RP61422 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel King Pin reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel King Pin - RP61422

  • 663
  • 665
  • 0719
  • 1621
  • 1621HD
  • 663
  • 665
  • Fabex
  • Lippert
  • M and M
  • Provides Turning Clearance
  • Reese
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Pin Box Upgrade
  • Cushioned
  • Rotating Turret

5th Airborne Sidewinder replaces your fifth-wheel trailer's king pin and alters the pivot point of your rig, enabling you to make up to 90-degree turns. Enclosed air spring in pin box absorbs shock and adjusts for a smooth ride.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel trailer's pivot point is moved an extra 22" toward the rear of your tow vehicle so that you can easily make 90-degree turns, even with a short-bed pickup truck
    • No need to get out of your truck, throw a switch, push a button or mount a 5th-wheel slider
    • Trailer tracks more closely to the truck for better driveability
  • Fully enclosed, custom-tuned air spring in air ride trailer coupler - cushions and absorbs shock
    • Reduces longitudinal shock (chucking) by nearly 60 percent
    • Decreases vertical shock by 44 percent
    • Relieves stress on coach frame
    • Reduces vibration inside coach, protecting its contents
  • Air bag can be repositioned with 2 easy-to-access screws to better support varying loads
    • Move forward for light tongue weights
    • Move backward for heavy tongue weights
  • Sidewinder-and-turret assembly bolts onto your 5th-wheel trailer pin box
  • King pin connects to standard 5th-wheel trailer hitch and allows easy hookup and disconnect at any angle
  • Included locking wedge prevents king pin from rotating
    • Some 5th-wheel hitches may require custom wedge (sold separately)
  • 1-Piece, streamlined construction
  • C-Channel design of the Sidewinder provides more stability and strength than standard pin box
    • Able to support heavier loads


Specs:

  • Designed for use with the following pin boxes:
    • Fabex 663 and 665
    • Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD
    • M&M 663 and 665
  • Weight capacity: 16,000 lbs
  • Clearance: see formula below to ensure proper clearance
  • 3-Year limited 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 5th Airborne Sidewinder installed.


(A + B) - C = Clearance

A = Distance from center of 5th-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 16,000-lb 5th Airborne 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 5th Airborne Air Ride Coupler with Sidewinder

16K 5th Airborne Sidewinder Diagram
  1. The rotating turret attaches to the pin box on your trailer to provide a new pivot point 22" behind the king pin.
  2. The rear mounted, heavy-duty shock absorber reduces chucking and relieves stress on your trailer frame.
  3. The air spring can be adjusted to provide a smooth ride for both your truck and trailer. Because it is fully enclosed, it's protected from UV exposure and shielded from road hazards.
  4. The reversible, adjustable king pin locking wedge (not pictured) prevents pivot at the 5th-wheel hitch.
  5. The king pin connects to the 5th-wheel trailer hitch in your truck bed.

Up to 90-Degree Turning

90 Degree Turns with 5th Airborne 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 inches away from the cab.


King Pin Locking Wedge Locations for Specific Hitches

5th Airborne Sidewinder Locking Wedges

1. Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese (15K, 16K and 20K Select Series); Husky; Owens; Valley; and similar units

2. Reese Signature Series, Elite Series and similar units

3. Holland and similar units


A. Bolt locations

B. King pin


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 5th Airborne Sidewinder with any of the following:

  • Curt Q5 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • PullRite SuperGlide 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Reese Trail Boss 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • B&W Companion 5th-wheel trailer hitches that mount in the Turnover gooseneck hole
  • Colibert 208BW 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Hi-Rise gooseneck-to-5th-wheel adapter by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Bulldog and Reese
  • Any other gooseneck-to-5th-wheel adapter


Note: It is recommended that if sitting idle for more than a week, the air springs be drained to relieve pressure on the system.



61422 (5AS16K and 61300) Fifth Airborne Side Winder Premium Fifth-Wheel Air-Ride Coupler

Replaces ST200-5AS16K






Customer Reviews

5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret - 16,000 lbs - RP61422

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

5th Airborne Sidewinder replaces your fifth-wheel trailer's king pin and alters the pivot point of your rig, enabling you to make up to 90-degree turns. Enclosed air spring in pin box absorbs shock and adjusts for a smooth ride.

- RP61422
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I purchase this Airborne/Sidewinder King pin almost 1 year ago. When I received the unit the box was in rough shape. inside was a plastic bag that was torn apart ( during shipping ) I think. Inside where only half the bolts that I was supposed to receive. I contacted Etrailer and they said the bolts were on back order but they would request 4 bolts from Reese.. I received them 2 months ago more than 6 months after my request.. I has since bought the 4 bolts I needed last summer. After I installed the unit I put the required air pressure in and got a large popping sound that was 1 of my missing bolts that was bound up inside the unit.. I'm still short 3 bolts and hope they're not inside the unit as well.. I rated this 1 above poor only because the Side winder feature on this is great... It makes a groaning noise I don't like when doing tight maneuvering but the care free turning is great! The Airborne portion of this king pin has done zero for my bucking issue and I still wonder if that's because there's still a bolt jammed in the suspension part of the king pin... My experience with Etrailer has always been excellent and that really hasn't changed, because I think these issues were out of their hands.. I spoke to Reese twice and got no help what so ever.... 132025



- RP61422
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This has turned out to be a great hitch. I have had no problems with it at all, I needed to be able to hitch it up at an angle and this is the only hitch I found that allowed that. The only problem I had is that the manufacturer should either leave the airbag valve pushed into the unit or better packaging around the valve for shipping, mine arrived smashed. E trailer sent me a new valve assembly for the air bag. Thanks E trailer. 503385


Comments
David, thank you for your review. In the future if you ever need to replace the valve again the part is # 58382
Easy Fill Retro Fit Kit for 5th Airborne
$79.17
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-- Heather A - 05/02/2018

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Comments
The King Pin system is working fantastic. I have no complaints at all about it. I have only good things to say about it.
David O - 05/08/2019

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- RP61422
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The product is great but due to me not totally understanding how it works our desire to make 90-degree turns with my short bed F-150 did not work out but it is of no fault of the product. The ride was greatly improved over the old fixed part we had on our RV so I am 100 % pleased with the product, craftsmanship and quality. E- Trailer provided a great price as well so the overall rating will be a 5+ 576939


Comments
In order to execute a successful 90 degree turn using the sidewinder part # RP61422 on a short bed truck the clearance formula must be taken into account. Measure the distance from the center of the 5th wheel hitch jaw to truck cab in inches. Add that measurement to the length of the sidewinder arm part RP61422 is 22 inches. Measure the width of your trailer and divide that number by two. Subtract the trailer width divided in half by the original number the distance from the center of 5th wheel to cab + 22. That is your clearance.
-- Heather A - 10/30/2018

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- RP61422
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Great product! I've now used this with a Ford short bed and my new Dodge crew cab short bed. 715436



- RP61422
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I have just installed the in box but have not had a chance to pull the camper with it. It will be a new experience. 682695



- RP61422
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The unit is heavy so it took 3 to 4 guys to lift it but other than that the product works as advertised 670748



- RP61422
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Stacey was very helpful. worked through every question i had. payment was super easy and delivery was faster than i expected. Outstanding !!!! i will be back!! 636778



- RP61422
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Great customer service and product. All communication courteous and very professional. Thank you. 516973



- RP61422
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Excellent service and total knowledge of their products. They always followup to make sure there customers are happy. So rare these days 497674



- RP61422
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This air ride works like a dream, protects my vehicle and fifth wheel 283989


Comments
The replacement Hitch that Reese sent is fantastic, works great no issues at all, etrailer was great working with and was very helpful on getting the right parts I needed
Donnie B - 08/15/2017

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- RP61422
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am happy with my new pinbox. Installation was very easy with some help, fit perfectly. I had to run a die nut over 2 trunion bolts that were damaged during shipping. I haven't tried towing yet, but so far I am pleased with my purchase. I have enclosed some pictures of my installation. 263390



- RP61422
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The service & delivery was great. The 5th Airborne works very well allowing me to get in & out of tight places. I didn't give it an excellent rating for a couple of reasons. One of the nuts had a weld bead in the threads which resulted in a cross-threaded bolt had to use a tap & die to correct. Also, the decal on one side is upside down which I would like a replacement decal as it reflects on the quality of the product, see picture. 214573



- RP61422
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Just received, opened and checked for damage. Came with out any, but not really well done. The pin box looks to be just what I needed, well built and smaller than you might think looking at it in a picture. I added this to the model specific rail mounts for the '14 ram that is the new tow vehicle. etrailer has been great through the whole process. Delivered as promised fast and all the bits and pieces there. Very pleased. 162027



- RP61422
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I installed this on my 2010 Cougar 26SAB. I am towing the 5th wheel with a 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab with a 5'7" bed. This is exactly what I need! I can easily turn 90 deg. without worrying about cab impacts. One note: make sure you keep the 4 bolts torqued properly at the pivot point. I check the torque before every tow. Great product! 27681


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Fifth Wheel King Pin

  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ram 2500 Shortbed to use with a 5th Airborne Sidewinder Pin Box
    It's not recommended to use a slider hitch with the 5th Airborne Sidewinder, part # RP61422, and they can get a little annoying to operate, which is why the 5th Airborne is such a great pin box upgrade. I recommend using the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16046. This hitch drops directly into the underbed rails in the factory towing prep package. With a Gross Towing Weight of 25,000 pounds and a 6,250 pound vertical load limit, you'll be able to handle a lot of different...
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  • How Often Should 5th Airborne Sidewinder be Serviced
    Great question! The Reese Sidewinder like part # RP61422 has fairly easy maintenance in that Reese calls for lubricating parts of the pin box before each trip and then disassembling it at least once per season to clean and inspect everything. You'll probably be hearing some noise when the pin box is rotating but unless it is alarmingly loud I wouldn't worry about it. If you go to disassemble the pin box and it looks like some things need to be repaired then you can use the Repair...
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  • Lubrication and Maintenance of Reese 5th Airborne Sidewinder Turret
    Thank you for your 2015 purchase of the Reese 5th Airborne Sidewinder and Turret # RP61422. Hearing some noises from your Sidewinder pivoting pin box is normal, but after all those miles you may well need to service the unit. An article on this subject is linked. The turret can be lubricated with white lithium grease like # L11350 as shown in the linked image taken from the Reese instructions. If you find substantial wear you might just consider installing a repair kit # RP86005....
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  • Can Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used with Sidewinder Pin Box
    The Q20 hitches from Curt cannot be used with Sidewinders as the heads and jaws are not compatible. This is one of the reasons Curt actually redesigned the Q series as the A series so that the hitches could be used with a Sidewinder. So you are going to have to replace your hitch, and since the Sidewinder will prevent you from needing a slider hitch you may as well go with the fixed A20 part # C16140 instead. This will be much lighter weight and less moving parts since it's a fixed...
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  • Do Sidewinder Pin Boxes Put More Weight in Rear of Truck Bed than Standard Pin Box
    Sidewinders do move the pivot point back on the trailer 22 inches but the weight is still carried directly on the fifth wheel hitch as that is still where the hitch and trailer still connect. I attached a help article on Sidewinder pin boxes for you to check out as well.
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  • Can the 5th Airborne with Sidewinder be Locked Out for Conventional Transport
    There are a couple of possibilities that may solve your problem. The first is that you may have two 3/4 inch holes in the underside of the pinbox that will allow 3/4 inch bolts to be placed through the turret, to lockout the rotating turret. If these holes are present then you will have to adjust the wedge that is located at the king pin for the service center to be able to move the trailer. Make sure that the wedge is properly readjusted before towing with your vehicle when you pick up...
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  • Determining Pin Box Model on 2007 Keystone Raptor for Reese 5th Airborne Replacement
    I spoke with my contact at Lippert regarding the pin box on your 2007 Keystone Raptor and he was unable to pull up any information using the numbers you provided. I recommend checking again to see if you can find any other numbers around the pin box. The information might be stamped into the pin box itself and not on the sticker that you found. If you cannot locate any other information, you can also take a few measurements of the pin box in order to determine the model that you have....
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  • How to Measure a Pin Box to Determine What Sidewinder Replacement would be Needed
    In order to determine what pin box you have you will want to check out the help article I attached that details exactly how to measure a pin box to determine what it is. Once you determine what you have you can click the link on the left of the chart that states the pin box brand and model and all of the Sidewinders would be listed there.
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  • Which Cushioned Sidewinder Fits 2019 Grand Design Reflections 303RLS
    Your 2019 Grand Design Reflections 303RLS uses a Lippert 1621 pin box so the correct cushioned Sidewinder is the part # RP61422. We've verified this with Grand Design.
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  • Does Reese Revolution/Sidewinder Cause Any Issues During Travel
    The Reese Revolution or Sidewinder King Pin is designed to give you maximum turning clearance with your trailer, as it will move the pivot point 22 inches back from the king pin. This design will not have a negative effect on the trailer's handling during normal travel or through crosswinds. In fact, most customers report back that their overall towing experienced is improved with this pin box replacement, as the trailer tends to track better behind the tow vehicle. I have attached...
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  • Sidewinder Pin Box to Replace a Lippert 1621 to Improve Turning Clearance with 5th Wheel Trailer
    It sounds like your fifth wheel trailer's pin box is making contact with your 2010 Ford F-150's side rails when you make turns. This is one reason why we recommend at least 6 inches between the underside of the trailer and top of your bed rails. One solution to your problem is a taller fifth wheel hitch but this sometimes can cause your entire setup to not ride level. Another solution, like you suggest may be a Sidewinder pin box. Sidewinders are designed to replace specific pin box...
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  • Recommended 5th Airborne Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret for 2007 Keystone Cougar 276RLS
    Thanks for the photo. It definitely looks like you have a Lippert 1621 pin box, so I recommend the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret - 16,000 lbs # RP61422. The # RP61412 is a fit for the Lippert 1716 or the 1116 and has a slightly different bolt pattern and the frames it is compatible with and that is where the price difference comes in. I've attached a video to assist and have also attached an article that will help you measure to confirm fit...
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  • How To find Replacement Pin Box On Jayco Fifth Wheel Trailer
    If you do not have a sticker or plate on your pin box I have attached a link to a helpful article that can help you out. I was not able to find the pin boxes used on a 2007 Jayco trailer in my research. You can take some of the measurements mentioned in the article and then use those numbers to match up the make and model pin box you have on your trailer. If you get those measurements and want to let me know what you come up with I will be happy to find the replacement pin box that...
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  • Recommended 5th Airborne Sidewinder Replacement for Lippert Rota-Flex Pin Box
    There are only two pin boxes that the Rota-Flex Pin box is compatible with but it is easy to determine the correct fit based on whether your current pin box has 2 rows of bolts or 3 rows of bolts on each side. If you have 2 rows of bolts, then you will want the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret - 16,000 lbs # RP61422. If you have 3 rows of bolts, then you will want the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret...
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  • Clearance Recommendation For a Rockwood Signature 5th Wheel With a 2012 Ford F-150 With 5-1/2 Bed
    Since your 2012 Ford F-150 has a 5-1/2 ft bed, you will need to replace the pin box on your Rockwood Signature Ultra Light Fifth Wheel trailer with a Sidewinder pin box. To determine which sidewinder pin box is the correct replacement for your trailer, we will need to know the make and model of your current pin box which can be found on a sticker or stamped into the pin box. If you do not know the make and model, then you can take a few measurements to determine which pin box you have....
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  • Reese Airborne Sidewinder Ride Height Versus the Original Pin Box Height Slightly Nose High
    The Reese Airborne Sidewinder # RP61422 will have the exact same measurements from the king pin to your mounting holes horizontally but not vertically. Vertically you will add a couple inches due to the air bag. The # RP34FR would only add a difference in function, not in height. For either option, the Sidewinder will move the turning point back 22 inches, so it will lock your king pin into the hitch and then will have a turret that rotates 22 inches center on center. The mounting...
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  • Compatibility of Replacing Reese Revolution Pin Box w/Airborne #RP61423 on Rockwood by Forest River
    I spoke to my contact at Lippert and he told me that your Rockwood with Revolution is equipped with the Lippert 1621 pin box. This means that the Reese 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret # RP61422, you were looking at, would be a great fit for your Rockwood Signature Ultra Light 8285 IKWS. I have linked the above mentioned product to this page for your convenience.
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  • 5th Airborne Air Ride Coupler and Sidewinder for a Lippert L05 1621 Trailer Pin Box
    The L05 number indicates that you have a Lippert 1621 pin box. The 5th Airborne and Sidewinder that you referenced, # RP61422, will fit the Lippert 1621 pin box. The air ride coupler will reduce chucking and vertical shock while the sidewinder will provide 22 inches more clearance by moving the pivot point of the trailer back. Moving the pivot point back is required on many short bed trucks. If you have a long bed truck, you will not need a Sidewinder so you can use just the air ride...
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  • Shipping Weight Of 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret
    The shipping weight of the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret # RP61422 is 166 lbs.
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  • Is There a Reese Airborne Sidewinder That Replaces Reese Revolution Wing Pin Box?
    There is not a Reese 5th Airborne which is a direct replacement for the Reese Revolution Wing 61510. Instead, you would need to know what your original pin box model and number was to find the correct 5th Airborne. The 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin with Sidewinder # RP61422 is designed for use with Fabex 663 and 665, Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD, and M&M 663 and 665 pin boxes. The 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin with Sidewinder # RP61412 is designed...
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  • Is 5th Wheel Airborne Sidewinder and B and W Companion Hitch Overkill in Terms of Ride Quality
    All of the parts you mentioned are the correct fits for each other. The Sidewinder part # RP61422 is the correct replacement for the Lippert 1621 and is cushioned so it will give you a great ride quality. Then for a hitch the B and W Companion # BWRVK3300 is a great option that I would highly recommend as well. The wedge part # SWW-06 is the correct wedge to fit the hitch to the Sidewinder. I wouldn't say the combo you are interested in is overkill. It is a premium setup for sure, but...
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  • Is Custom Wedge Needed for Reese Sidewinder Pin Box # RP61422 Used with 18K Reese 5th Wheel Head
    I see that you recently purchased a Reese Sidewinder # RP61422. Thank you for doing business with etrailer. You will find a better fit if you use a custom wedge with your Reese Elite Series hitch. Custom wedge part # SWW-01 from Reese is designed for your specific application. This will give you a better fit at the hitch jaws and prevent them from binding. The instructions for this item are linked for your reference. You may still need to use a mallet or hammer to coax the wedge into...
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  • Is the B&W Companion Gooseneck 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with the Sidewinder Pin Box?
    Utilizing a Sidewinder will change the way your trailer turns but is not compatible with your 2017 Ford F350 dually long bed and B&W Companion Gooseneck Connected Hitch # BWRVK3500. The movement of the Sidewinder would be too much for the Gooseneck single connection point. Since you have already adjusted the hitch, have you adjusted the height of your pin box? Often there is adjustment there that will allow for you to have level travel and no rail contact when using the hitch and...
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  • Minimum Amount Of Air Pressure Needed For Reese Airborne Sidewinder
    I reached out to my contact at Reese regarding the 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret # RP61422's air pressure. They advised me that you will need a minimum of 40 psi in the air bags for this product to function properly. 70 psi is the maximum air pressure.
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  • Solution for Making Tight Turns with Fifth Wheel Trailer
    A Reese Goose Box will not eliminate the potential for not being able to make sharp turns in a short-bed truck. Easily the best option for clearance issues with a fifth wheel trailer is the use of a Sidewinder, which will give you 22 inches of additional clearance by taking the pivot point and moving it from your hitch to the Sidewinder. I have added a link to a help article on Sidewinders which I do recommend checking out. In order to determine if a Sidewinder such as # RP34FR will...
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  • Does 5th Airborne Sidewinder Come with Wedge for Reese Pro Series 15000 Fifth Wheel Hitch
    Yes, the 5th Airborne Sidewinder, part # RP61422 comes with a variable, universal wedge that fits Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Husky, Owens, and Valley. At the bottom of the product page, it shows how to orient the wedge depending on which model you have. Since you have a Reese, it will be either variation 1 or 2.
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  • Dimensions of the ST 200 Sidewinder Rotating Turret
    The overall dimensions of the Sidewinder Rotating Turret, item # ST200 are 12-1/2 inches long, 11-7/8 inches wide, and 8-1/4 inches tall. If you can find the pin box number on your trailer then you can use the table on our Fifth Wheel Trailer Pin Box Matrix Conversions page, see link, to select the correct 5th Airborne with Sidewinder for your trailer. I have also included a link to our Sidewinder with Rotating Turret for Short Bed Pickups page which may also be useful for you.
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  • How to Use the Dimensions of a Pin Box to Determine What Sidewinder would Replace It
    I attached the link to the help article that will allow you to use the measurements of your pin box to determine which one that you have and from there determine what Sidewinder you would need. If you can find the plate on the pin box you should be able to determine the pin box model and part number.
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  • Can a Sidewinder Be Used to Tow Cougar 324RLB with 2001 Ford F-350 Short Bed
    Replacing your Cougar 5th wheel camper's pin box with a Sidewinder will work well for you to tow the camper with your short bed 2001 Ford F-350. The Sidewinder will move the pivot point of your trailer back 22 inches to provide you the necessary clearance to make sharp turns. Changing to a Sidewinder pin box allows you to easily make these turns, rather than needing to get in and out of the truck to adjust the sliding hitch. With a Sidewinder, you can use a fixed 5th wheel hitch and a custom...
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  • Recommended Turning Clearance Dimensions for Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
    If your Ram 1500's truck bed is 64-inches long (5.3-feet) then you cannot make a 90-degreen turn when pulling your 5th wheel trailer. If your bed length is 6-feet 4-inches (76-inches) then you may be able to make a near-90-degree turn but this will depend on the design of the trailer's nose. Short bed trucks usually require either a sliding hitch or a Sidewinder replacement pin box on the 5th wheel trailer to provide safe turning clearances unless the trailer has tapered nose. Please...
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