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

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





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2019 - 2019 Forest River Sabre Fifth Wheel 36BHQ

2016 - 2016 Jayco Pinnacle Fifth Wheel 36KPTS Luxury




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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Reese 5th Airborne 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin with Sidewinder Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Reese 5th Airborne Premium Line 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pins with Sidewinder. The 5th Airborne system really does a great job of kind of killing a couple birds with one stone. The first thing we're going to do, we're going to move the pivot point of our trailer from our main king pin back 22 inches. This is going to allow us a lot easier time of making up to 90 degree turns and maneuverability without having to use a slider system. We don't have to get out of the truck and back in the truck, all that kind of stuff. This is all in one system. It also has a built in shock right up here at the top.

This is a airshock. Fully adjustable right here for the two bolts. We'll move it back for higher ton weight. Move it forward for less ton weight so you can really customize your ride. This is going to help to reduce the chucking that we get or that front to back movement by about 60 percent.

Also, the up and down motor, the verticle load that we get right down on our fifth wheel by about 40 percent. This is going to help out a lot to reduce that wear and tear that we're going to get on the coach's frame and it's also going to help to reduce those vibrations inside and keep anything that we do have stored inside there nice and safe. Here you can see our king pin right here on the front. That's going to slide into the fifth wheel just as normal. We'll just back right up to it and allow it to latch. Right behind that, we have the adjustable puck.

This is going to take up that space that normally comes back and slides along that kingpin. It's then going to slide on the outside here so when we turn, it's going to hold this nice and straight allowing our pivot point here to do all the turning work for us giving us that additional 22 inches for maneuverability. Another great thing about this sidewinder, they use a C channel design for this. What this is going to do is strengthen it up quite a bit and offer more stability than what we get out of a standard pin box. All the work happens right here between the sidewinder itself and our rotating turret that's going to sit right on top. There's several options of these to fit many different pin box widths and even spacers which we've used in this application to help take up any of that extra room and give us a really nice fit. The fifth airborne sidewinder is a really heavy duty piece equipment here.

We're going to have a full black powder coating that's going to go completely across it. It has a one piece, kind of a streamlined design here. We've got fully welded seams. Each of our connection points are each of the areas where two pieces of metal will come together essentially building it into just one nice big strong piece. Our king pins going to connect into any of our standard fifth wheel trailer hitches and it's going to allow very easy hookups and disconnects no matter what angle that we're on. Now that we've gone over our features of our 5th airborne sidewinder, let's going ahead and hook it up to the truck and see how it's going to improve that maneuverability as opposed to the standard fifth wheel that we started with. Here's a perfect situation where that sidewinder is really going to come in handy. You're trying to get backed into a spot and you can't quite get that full rotation simply because if we do, we're going to wind up crashing the camper into the back of the truck. Nobody wants to start their camping trip this way. As we back up here, just take a look at how much maneuverability we've got now. We can really put this thing on any angle we want. All the way back to a really true 90 degrees here without having to worry about any contact. 22 inches really makes that big of a difference in this setup. You can see we can bring her out the other way and straight on down the road. Now let's try our U turn. Now when we tried this the first time with our standard fifth wheel, it took nearly this whole area to get this truck and trailer combo turned around. Now that we got our sidewinder in place, check out how nice and tightly it's going to turn for us. Now that we've seen just how handy it really is, that's going to complete today's look at the Reese 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin with Sidewinder.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (11 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
by:

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
by:

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
$89.00
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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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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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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



- 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 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
by:

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 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


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  • 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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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Air Bags for 2015 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • A fixed fifth wheel hitch and Reese Sidewinder combination like what you referenced is the exact setup that you need to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2015 Ford F-150 short box. Starting with the fifth wheel trailer hitch itself, the Demco Recon # DM8550043 that you are looking at is a really nice option. This is a heavy-duty hitch that features a wraparound, single-piece jaw for a secure connection with the trailer, and it comes in 2 lightweight pieces to allow for fast and easy...
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  • Sidewinder Pin Box to Replace a Lippert 1621 to Improve Turning Clearance with 5th Wheel Trailer
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  • Best Ride Quality and Safest 5th Wheel Towing Setup for a 2016 Ram 3500 Short Bed
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  • Difference Between Reese 5th Airborne Sidewinder # RP61422 and Reese 61422 14-8920
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  • Sidewinder Pin Box Recommendation for 2018 Grand Design Momentum 351M For Short Bed Turn Clearance
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed and 2016 Heartland Oakmont 325e
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  • Shipping Weight Of 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret
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  • Can a Fixed 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch be Used on Truck with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • With a 6.5 foot truck bed, a sliding 5th-wheel trailer hitch is recommended to ensure there will be enough clearance to make tight turns with your vehicle. Without a slider hitch, it is possible that the trailer will strike the cab of your truck when making these types of maneuvers. An available alternative to a sliding hitch with short bed trucks is to replace the trailer's king pin with a Reese Sidewinder like # RP61422. These king pin specific replacements will provide an additional...
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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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  • 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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