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Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ 10 Composite Slider - Single Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Husky Fifth Wheel

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Code:   HT31326-32042

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Price:$834.90


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Husky Fifth Wheel - HT31326-32042

Hitch-and-slider combo helps eliminate trailer clearance problems during slow-speed turns. It glides on composite material, which reduces noise and wear, and the latch system limits binding. Wraparound jaw provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact.

Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch with slider mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Slider (or glider) allows for required clearance for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
    • Inhibits binding thanks to built-in compression cylinder and pivot stops
    • Provides smooth operation with composite rails
  • Single-piece jaw wraps around king pin to provide excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Maximum security with less rattle and chucking
  • 4-Position vertical adjustment lets you achieve required height
  • Fully articulating head makes for quick, simple hookup, even on unlevel ground
    • Head moves in unison with trailer during travel to minimize jarring
  • Minimal fore-and-aft movement
    • Castle nut at rear of unit tightens to secure hitch head to crossbeam
  • Trigger plate ensures proper hookup
    • Jaw can close close when king pin is securely inside of hitch
  • Easy-to-access, lockable handle sits close to truck cab, far from pin box
    • King pin indicator lets you know when you're safely hooked up
    • Padlock (sold separately) offers additional security
  • Powder coat finish and yellow zinc fasteners resist corrosion
  • Base rails and installation kit sold separately
    • Works with industry-standard, above-bed rails - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14-1/2" - 17-1/2"
  • Slider travel: 10" front to back
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch should not be used on pickups with beds shorter than 6-1/2'.
  • Do NOT use this Husky fifth-wheel hitch with any type of rotating pin box or with pin boxes that use a wedge, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder.

Each Husky Silver Series fifth-wheel trailer hitch has been thoroughly tested to meet SAE J2638 standards. These criteria - set forth by the Society of Automotive Engineers - are specifically designed to ensure the highest level of performance for fifth-wheel towing.


Single-Piece, Wraparound Jaw

Wraparound Jaw on Husky 16K W Fifth Wheel Hitch

The wraparound, single-piece jaw on this heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers excellent security and stability by surrounding your trailer's king pin. The increased jaw-to-king-pin contact not only creates a stronger connection than you would find with a slide-bar jaw, but it also helps to reduce the rattle and jarring movement that is often experienced when towing a fifth-wheel trailer.


Adjustable Height

Adjustable Height of Husky 16K W Fifth Wheel Hitch

The height of the Silver Series 16K W fifth-wheel trailer hitch can be adjusted by simply moving the crossbeam up or down on the slider base and bolting it into the desired position.


King Pin Safety Features

The jaw of the Husky Silver Series 16K W fifth-wheel trailer hitch will only close when your trailer's king pin is positioned correctly inside the hitch. A trigger plate sits just beneath the jaw. When this plate is pressed by the king pin, the jaw will fully close. Because the king pin must press the trigger plate on the underside of the jaw for the jaw to close, high pinning cannot occur.


King pin safety indicator on Husky Silver Series fifth-wheel trailer hitch

A color-coded king pin indicator is built into the handle so that you can easily determine if the jaw is open or closed. Any time that you can see the red tab at the rear of the hitch, the jaw is open. When no red can be seen, you can rest assured that you are properly hitched. Further secure your trailer to your hitch by inserting a padlock (sold separately) through the lockable tab on the handle.


Husky 10 Composite Glider

Designed for use with short-bed pickups, this slider (or glider) helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a glider to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


Glides on Composite Materials

Composite Bars on Husky 10-26K Glider

Durable, corrosion-resistant composite bars are attached to the top of the squared metal rails of the Husky 10 Composite slider. A similar composite material is built into the body of the slider. These composite materials allow the slider to glide smoothly along the rails without any of the grinding that often occurs with metal-on-metal contact. The result is a slider system that wears less and operates more quietly than models with rollers and metal rails.


Non-Binding Latch Mechanism

Binding occurs when tension builds up between the fifth-wheel hitch and the slider. This happens most often when your truck and trailer are either somewhat out of line with one another or when they are on uneven ground. When a slider gets bound up, you typically have to fight the tension by jerking the handle or jockeying your truck back and forth, both of which can be frustrating and ultimately futile.


Compression Cylinder and Pivot Stops on Husky 10-26K Glider

The Husky 10 Composite glider is built with a latch mechanism that inhibits binding by preventing an unmanageable buildup of pressure. It uses a compression cylinder and pivot stops instead of pins or traditional latches, which tend to result in binding. To release the slider, simply move the handle into the unlocked position and drive your truck forward or back to position your trailer for turning. The compression cylinder is responsible for the load; it compresses to absorb any pressure buildup. When you move your truck, the cylinder relaxes and decompresses to release some of that pressure. Once the binding pressure is released, the pivot stops are able to move, allowing the slider to glide into the proper position. No more jockeying your truck back and forth or fighting with a stuck handle.



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Video of Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ 10 Composite Slider - Single Jaw - 16,000 lbs


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



Video Transcript for Husky Fifth Wheel HT31326-32042 Review

Today were going to review part number HT31326-32042. This is the Husky Silver Series fifth wheel hitch with the slider legs. This hitch has a 16,000 weight capacity. This fifth wheel hitch with the slider legs will mount in your truck bed so you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. The slider legs will allow for required clearance for your short bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds, and it will also prevents the trailer from hitting the cab of your pick-up during sharp slow speed turns. This slider system has the compression cylinder which will inhibit binding.

It also has the composite rails which will provide smooth operation. The single piece wrap-around jaw, right here, will wrap around the kingpin to provide excellent jaw to kingpin contact, and it gives you maximum security with less rattle and shocking. This hitch has supreme adjustability to match your application. You can get perfect positioning over the axle. You can achieve your required height, or vertical height right here on the side with the vertical height adjustment.

I will go into that a little bit later. The fully articulating head I can show you here, it goes side to side and then front to back. This will make for quick, simple hookup even on unlevel ground, and the head will move in unison with the trailer during travel to minimize jawing. There is a trigger plate right in here. Basically I just want to show you.

Im going to unlock the handle and am going to pull the handle out. Theres a little notch that that will lock into. As you can see, the jaw is fully open. Right down here in the back under the jaw there is a trigger plate. This will ensure proper hookup because the jaw can only close when the kingpin is securely inside the hitch.

Basically we just release it. Now its set up to be for the kingpin to install, and the kingpin slides in here. When it hits the trigger plate, the jaw will actually lock into place. It does have this easy to access lockable handle which will sit close to the truck cab and far from the pin box. On the back here Im going to show you a couple indicators that will help let you know from the cab of your truck that the kingpin is securely installed. Ill show you that in a few minutes. Also, right over here Ill show you for the handle when this lines up theres two holes that you can put this pin and clip through to lock it into place, or a padlock will fit. We sell those separately and it will offer additional security. The finish on this hitch is a black powder coat finish, and a lot of the fasteners on it are a yellow zinc finish which will help resist corrosion. This hitch will use base rails and installation kit, which is sold separately, and it will work with the industry standard above-bed rails made by Curt, Draw Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Pro Series, Reese and Valley. A few specs on this hitch, it is a 16,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. It has a vertical load limit of 4,000 pounds. I just want to rotate it to the side and mention the vertical adjustment that I spoke about earlier. There we go, theres a good shot right here. You can see on the cross member theres four sets of holes at different heights. Basically if you put it in the very top, which would be the lowest, it would be 14 inches above your truck bed. If you go to the bottom, would be 17 inches, so theres a three inch range for vertical height adjustment. The slider legs will slide 10 inches front to back. This hitch does come with a five year warranty. I do want to show you, as I was mentioning earlier, well show you the kingpin indicators which will help you be able to see from the cab of your truck that your kingpin is installed correctly. Basically if I pull out this handle there you go, lock it into place, youll be able to see theres a red tab right here. If the red tab is visible that does mean the jaw is open. Theres also an indicator right down here which is flush right now with the head, which means the jaw is open also. If you release this into the ready to install position, you can see its still showing the red and the kingpin is still flush. When you back into your kingpin and the kingpin installs it pushes the trigger plate. As you can see this handle will cover the red, and since its covered that means the jaw is closed and the handles latched. If youll notice this kingpin indicator will actually be popped out. It will be raised above the surface of this head which will mean that the kingpin is installed correctly. When youre in the cab of your truck and you look back and see both of those indicators, that will give you security to know that its installed correctly. Most often on trucks with six foot beds you do need to use the glider legs which will help eliminate clearance problems during slow speed turns. When youre towing a fifth wheel trailer your hitch must be situated on the cab side of the trucks rear axle. However at slow speeds you can use the glider to slide the fifth wheel hitch and the trailer toward your trucks tailgate and past the rear axle which will create enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less restricted turning. Basically on this I going to show you how the slider legs will work. This is the handle that is used. If you take the pin and clip out you can see you just pull up on this handle. That is in the towing lock position. If you pull it down that will release the rails and be in the maneuvering position. Also right in here youve got a good shot of the cylinder well be talking about, which will help release the fifth wheel slider rails. Im going to turn it around and give you an idea of the composite rails. You can see right here the rails are made of a composite material that are specifically designed to resist both wear and corrosion. The top rail will glide smoothly over the bottom rail without any of the grinding that often occurs with metal to metal contact. The result is you have a slider system that wears less and operates more quietly than the competition. Im going to show you another feature of this is the nonbinding latch mechanism right here, the flipper plate and the cylinder I showed you earlier. Basically if youll watch as I take it out of right now its in the towing position so these legs are locked onto the composite rails to keep it from moving. If I pull up on it, put it to the maneuvering position as you can see this flipper will rise up, lift these legs out and allow the rails to move. A nice feature on this, its nonbinding, which means what will happen is binding usually occurs when tension will build up between the fifth wheel hitch and the slider This happens most often when your truck and trailer are either somewhat out of line with one another, or when theyre on uneven ground. When a slider gets bound up you typically have to fight the tension by jerking the handle or jocking your truck back and forth, both of which can be a little frustrating. On this glider its built with a latch mechanism, as I was showing you, that inhibits binding by preventing an unmanageable buildup of pressure. It uses this compression spring right over here and this flipper instead of pins or traditional latches which tend to result in binding, to release the slider. Simply move it. Its in the locked position now, simply move this into the unlock position. As you can see that raises up and then move your truck forward or back to position your trailer for turning. The compression spring right over here is responsible for the load. It will compress to absorb any pressure buildup and when you move your truck this cylinder will relax and decompress and release some of that pressure. Once the binding pressures released this flipper is able to move freely up or down and into the next lock position, ensuring proper controlled movement. Theres no more jocking of your truck back and forth, or fighting with a stuck handle. This part does come with the four pins and clips that will attach the legs to the base rails. One last feature I do want to show you is the head, this articulating head is held on to the cross member by this large pivot bolt. On this end it has a Zurk fitting which will allow you to grease it. The grease will go inside and help lubricate this articulating head to keep it moving properly. On the other end it does have a castle nut. Let me swing it around and Ill show you that. This castle nut right here with the pin and clip through it, that will be able to tighten that down to hold this into place. As this wears and maybe gets a little wear on the inside and loosen up you can always tighten this down to firm it up a little more. That should do it for review on part number HT31326-32042.




Customer Reviews

Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ 10 Composite Slider - Single Jaw - 16,000 lbs - HT31326-32042

Average Customer Rating:  3.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Hitch-and-slider combo helps eliminate trailer clearance problems during slow-speed turns. It glides on composite material, which reduces noise and wear, and the latch system limits binding. Wraparound jaw provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact.


- HT31318-31325

by: Mike R.04/26/2015

Review from a similar Husky Silver Series in Fifth Wheel


Very frustrated so far. After FINALLY receiving the hitch and installing on my truck the jaw mechanism does NOT work properly, in other words I pulled on the lever to open the jaw, then to test the striker mechanism took a hammer handle & tapped on the striker (like in the instructional video) release at the rear of the jaw to make sure that the jaw would close automatically as it should when the king pin hits it.....nothing.....won't close as it should. Back on the phone with customer service. My previous 16k Husky was a good hitch but this one thus far .......? 188389



- HT31318-31325

by: Mike R.04/26/2015

Review from a similar Husky Silver Series in Fifth Wheel


Very frustrated so far. After FINALLY receiving the hitch and installing on my truck the jaw mechanism does NOT work properly, in other words when I pull on the lever to open the jaw to test the striker mechanism to make sure that the jaw would close automatically as it should when the king pin hits it.....nothing.....won't close as it should. Back on the phone with customer service. My previous 16k Husky was a good hitch but this one thus far .......? 188376



- HT31318-32042

by: Mark M.11/05/2014

Review from a similar Husky Silver Series in Fifth Wheel


product was just as I expected. E- trailer did a great job start to finish. UPS was, as expected, rough on the boxes. This caused a loss of a few pieces of hardware. ( I was able to replace the missing hardware at home depot) This was not a big deal just faster to go grab what I needed instead of contacting E-trailer. I would recommend E- Trailer to anyone and will use them myself as needed. 159546


Comments

We'll be in touch about the missing hardware Mark. We want to make sure you have the right pieces of hardware and they are of the correct grades.

Patrick B - 11/11/2014

7635

- HT31326-31314

by: Gus L.11/13/2014

Review from a similar Husky Silver Series in Fifth Wheel


Great hitch. I like it much more than my last hitch. I received it on time. We'll built and easy to assemble. Etrailer is the place to go for my trailer needs. 160769

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