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Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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  • Reese
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Double Pivot
  • Hitch Only
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 14-1/2 - 18 Inch Tall
Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Wide-stance, 1-piece legs are stable and supremely easy to remove. Rails and installation kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel part number RP30047 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.



Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30047

Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Wide-stance, 1-piece legs are stable and supremely easy to remove. Rails and installation kit sold separately.


Features:

  • 2-Jaw locking system provides more jaw-to-king-pin contact than slide-bar models
    • Less rattle
    • Greater security
  • 4-Way pivoting head eases hookup on unlevel ground
  • 3-1/2" Height adjustment
  • Simple installation and removal
  • Wide stance, 1-piece legs offer excellent stability
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Locking handle has cushioned grip
  • Above-bed rails and mounting kit sold separately
    • Fits Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch and Reese base rails
    • Cut installation time in half by using a vehicle-specific bracket kit instead of the universal kit


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14-1/2" - 18"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6' unless used with a Sidewinder. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside bed.


Reese Double Jaw

Secure, 2-Piece Jaw

Unlike the more economical slide-bar models, the rounded, 2-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.





30047 Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - 16,000 lbs



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Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs


Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs
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Code: RP30047


Retail:$973.40

Our Price: $464.95


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  • Hitch Only
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 14-1/2 - 18 Inch Tall
  • Reese


Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Wide-stance, 1-piece legs are stable and supremely easy to remove. Rails and installation kit sold separately.

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Video of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs


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Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP30047 Review

Today we are going to review part number RP30047. This is the Reese Fifth Wheel Dual Jaw Trailer Hitch with a 16,000 pound weight capacity. This fifth wheel trailer hitch uses the two jaw locking system, which will provide more jaw to king pin contact than the economical slide bar models, it will give you less rattle and greater security. I am going to open up the jaws to show you the dual jaws. If you move the safety latch over, that will allow you to pull open the handle. When you pull open on the handle, there is a little notch that will latch onto the plate and it will hold the jaws open right here.

So you can see the dual jaws let me release it and you will see the dual jaw right here and they basically close and wrap completely around the king pin and give you less rattle and greater security. Now it does have the 4-way pivoting head, which will ease hook up on un-leveled ground. Basically you can see it move side-to-side and it also moves front-to-back. This one being brand new is pretty stiff, but it gives you 4-way movement. Now on the side, let me rotate this and I will show you on the side that, there is a height adjustment when you install the cross-member to the fixed legs, you will notice that there is four sets of holes that you can put the bolts through and basically you can get the correct height you need above your truck bed.

If you put the bolts or if you install the cross-member in the top bolts, that would be the lowest hitch height, which would be 14 1/2inches. If you put the bolts in the lower holes, that would raise it up to the maximum of 18 inches, so there is a 3 1/2 inch height adjustment that you can do above your truck bed. The installation on this hitch is very simple and the removal is also. The fixed legs as you can see right here flare out, so they do have a wide stance and they are a one piece leg, which will offer excellent stability. The finish on this is a black powder coat finish on both the legs and the hitch.

It will resist corrosion. This locking handle that I have demonstrated, does have a nice cushion grip on it and again just to show you how that opens, let me turn the handle push it down, so you will be able to see the dual jaws. You just pull open and it will latch into place and back your king pin in, fifth wheel king pin, release it and it will be around the king pin and just push down on your safety latch. You will notice that once you push the safety latch right here around the handle and push it down, it keeps the handle from being operated, which will keep the jaws around the king pin. There is a hole on the latch and a whole on the head and if you put a pin or clip through there or even a padlock, which is sold separately, for additional security that will keep it locked into place.

Now I am demonstrating this hitch on base rails, but they are not included with this part, they are sold separately. The rails and the mounting kit will be sold separately. We do recommend if possible using a custom install mounting bracket, because that will cut the time in half compared to a universal install kit. This hitch will fit the Curt, The Valley, The Draw-Tite, the Hidden Hitch and the Reese Space Rails. Again the gross towing weight capacity on this is 16,000 pounds. The vertical load limit on this is 4,000 pounds. The hitch height we mentioned is 14 1/2 to 18 inches and it comes with a five year limited warranty.The pin and clips that attach it to the rails will be included with the hitch. I just want to show you the rear of the hitch basically to show you the large pivot bolt. This head is installed on a pivot beam and its held in by this large pivot bolt with a pin and clip, so if you remove that pin and clip, you can pull that pivot bolt out and then the whole head and pivot beam would come out of the cross-member. Very simple installation. That should do it for review on part number RP30047.


Customer Reviews

Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - RP30047

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Wide-stance, 1-piece legs are stable and supremely easy to remove. Rails and installation kit sold separately.

- RP30047

by: Henry T01/09/2014


Overall good experience, except the shipping. Not etrailer's fault, UPS separated the packages and the second one to arrive looked like it was drop kicked. The ramp on the plate was bent, and the black coating is cracked but I guess it will still be serviceable. Fit right in place of my prior hitch and I look forward to trying it out soon. Went from a slide bar to the dual jaw hoping to be rid of the chucking during stop and start up. 112340


Comments

Hitch worked as advertised and no more chucking during stop and start, smooth sailing with the new hitch!

Henry T - 01/09/2015

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by: Roger T.03/03/2016


After getting the rear rail installed, I used the hitch to set the front rail. I worked perfectly. I can remove the hitch without any binding. This was a problem with my old hitch on my old truck that was installed by the service department where I bought my original 5th wheel trailer. This is basically the same hitch as I had before on my old truck and I had no problems with it after towing approximately 37,000 miles over 15 years so I expect that this hitch will give me the same service. 239363


Comments

This hitch is now in my 2016 RAM 3500 and functioning perfectly.

Roger T - 03/03/2017

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by: Ron01/05/2017


The hitch has worked as expected. I would expect nothing but from Reese. During our last trip the hitch started to creek so I removed the top and applied a little grease. This unit is working in conjunction with a Revolution king pin box on our 5th wheel. We are very pleased with this unit for our application. Etrailer has been our go to place for many trailering items. I would recommend them overall for customer and product performance 330037



- RP30047

by: 5th Wheeler in Cal08/01/2016


I got this one to replace my Economy slide bar model. The slide bar has issues with uncoupling if there is any pull pressure on the the trailer after you level it up. That happened at two places we go regularly so I moved on to this model. It tows great, no bumping and banging around since it has constant 360 degree contact with the trailer hitch. We love it and it will unhitch on a hill if you ever want to. 278167



- RP30047

by: Marvin12/23/2016


I ordered the hitch above which I did receive it, I think in the future when items are ordered someone should call to make sure the customer has ordered everything they need, I swore this came with rails also, it arrived with none, leaving me in a bind for install living in a rural town with no suppiers. 327586



- RP30047

by: RALPH S.10/01/2016


AGAIN A GREAT EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH ETRAILER, GOT MY 5TH. WHEEL HITCH REALLY QUICK,HAD ONE QUESTION ABOUT THE INSTALL THE TEC GOT RIGHT BACK TO ME ,NO MORE PROBLEM.THANKS FOR BEING A HEADS UP COMPANY,RARE IN THIS DAY & AGE.ANYTHING I MIGHT NEED IN THE FUTURE YOU ARE MY GO TO ,THANK YOU RALPH SCRIBNER 302235



- RP30047

by: Dave. D09/16/2016


I ordered on line. Very easy to do. Hitch arrived about a week later in good condition. I used a uTube video as a learning tool to install the hitch although instructions came with the hitch. Installation was very easy and fit the rails that I already had in the truck. Works as advertised. 295275


Comments

Product has worked great. Very satisfied.

Dave. D - 09/16/2017

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by: tubastew02/15/2012


I installed the custom rail kit and topped it with this hitch. With about 2k miles on it, it works fine. It has a positive lock when the jaws are closed. It lined up with the rails I installed perfectly. Although this is my first fifth wheel hitch, I am completely satisfied with it. 31890



- RP30047

by: John W.06/04/2015


Got great advice about what Gooseneck hitch and wiring harness I would need for my 5 1/2' bed F-150. I got notice 2 hours after I ordered that it was shipped and it was delivered within 3 days. I just completed the install (took about 3 hours for everything). 200509



- RP30047

by: Dave S.10/10/2016


The product its self is good but there were no installation instructions for it so I had to find them on the net. I was a bit disappointed about that. and it says a 4 hour job, well expect a bit more time. 305170



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by: Paul05/07/2012


I have not had the chance to tow with it yet, the wife has, and it worked great, even the people I bought my trailer from really like the unit 39667



- RP30047

by: Richard D.08/27/2016


Got exactly what I wanted/needed at a reasonable price, in a reasonable time. This works great with the Reese Revolution on my 5th wheel. 288411



- RP30047

by: Jim S.04/30/2011


Speed of shipment was excellent. One carton was pretty mutilated but parts were all there. Overall, a good product. 12611



- RP30047

by: Steve01/06/2015


Excellent hitch for the price. 167884



- RP30047

by: Victor P.06/03/2017


Went right in no problems! 389125



- RP30047

by: robert oneil08/08/2016


excellent 281261


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  • Will a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Curt Installation Kit Rails in a Dodge Ram 3500
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  • Troubleshooting a Sticking Handle On a Reese 16k 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch by Reese, item # 30047, has a groove in the handle that a latch rotates into. If the latch is not rotated toward the rear of the truck then the handle will not move and hitching should not be possible. If the latch was not rotated and hitching was attempted then some of the handle parts could have been bent. During normal hitching you should not move the handle out. You should back the truck slowly into the trailer and allow the hitch to move the handle out. Once...
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  • Lubricating a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Revolution Pin Box
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  • Instructions for 5th Wheel Hitch Install on a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Solutions for a 2011 Ford F-150 Super Crew with a 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • There is a way to pull a fifth wheel trailer with a truck bed that is shorter than 6 feet like your 2011 Ford F-150 Super Crew. The clearance solution for trucks with such short beds is to install a sidewinder on the pin box of your trailer. Once installed you would have enough clearance to pull a fifth wheel trailer and make sharp turns. However, you will still need to plug some measurements in to a formula to be absolutely certain. To start, the center of the hitch pin jaws will...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2013 Ford F150 5.0L 8-Cylinder for 5th Wheel Towing
  • The surest way to determine your F-150's towing capacity is to check the door jamb sticker on the driver's side. You will want to find the GCWR (gross combined weight rating). GVW is curb weight plus the weight of passengers and cargo. You will subtract the GVW from the GCWR and the difference will be your towing capacity. You can also check with your local Ford dealer who can look up your truck's VIN to confirm its specific equipment and resulting towing capacity. In all cases the auto...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit Options for a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually
  • There are quite a few options for towing a 5th Wheel trailer with your 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually. To determine the best hitch for your truck, it depends on the bed size. For a 6 foot bed, I recommend 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider, # RP30051. This is a 16,000 capacity hitch with a slider. I have included a link to the instructions below. We also have two 20K capacity hitches, part # RP30083 and part # RP30084. All of these hitches will work with Fifth Wheel Trailer...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Adjusted Higher or Lower to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer Level
  • First, I need to know if the truck in question has been lifted or if it just happens to be taller. Also, if it is lifted, I need to know if it is a suspension lift or body lift. If it is a body lift you will not be able to install a 5th wheel hitch because the bed will be too far from the frame. 5th wheel trailer hitches and most pin boxes on trailers are height adjustable. You can adjust them up and down a few inches to get a more level tow. With the truck and trailer on level ground...
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  • Which Truck and Fifth Wheel Do you Recommend for a 35-37 Foot Trailer
  • With a fifth wheel of that length, I would go with at least a 3/4 Ton Pickup, like a Ford F-250, Dodge Ram 2500 or GMC/Chevy 2500. Diesels will almost always have a greater towing capacity as they have such large torque outputs and they are built with heavier transmissions. I would strongly recommend, whatever truck you choose, to get an 8 foot bed. A 6-1/2 or 6 foot bed would require the use of a slider fifth wheel hitch. An 8 foot bed will require less parts and it will be simpler to...
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