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

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

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


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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
  • Installed hitch height (including rails): 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



RP30047 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30047 Installation instructions


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




Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel - Fixed 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:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (44 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.

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Hitch was great....packaging was really BAD....both boxes were busted up and falling apart. need a stronger box for something that heavy. Hitch is high quality as always. 561803



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I received my product in the time prescribed. All the parts where intact. The customer service was great and very responsive. I will choose them in future. 495700



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Great 5th wheel hitch and best price I could find. It fit into the rails on my 2012 Ford F250 perfectly. Very pleased with ETrailer's fast delivery and reliable products. 555212



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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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Wore out one RP30047 and bought a hitch with slide bar. bad mistake. bought another RP30047. Can't ask for better service. Easy hookup on level ground or on unlevel ground. 516342



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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


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Product has worked great. Very satisfied.

Dave. D - 09/16/2017

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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



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Received product by UPS. Two of the three packages were intact however the package that the fifth wheel top plate and frame came in were ripped open. Fortunately all contents were there. Suggest these pieces be shipped in a sturdier box, maybe double thick. Other than that, Reese hitch looks very strong. Will be installing it today. More to come. 435544



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Awesome product, etrailer was spot on with fast free shipping and a great website fitted to my 2014 Chevrolet 3500 Only recommendation is that unless you have the extra time and patience The RP50066-58 (56006) rail kit (with inward facing frame brackets) is not worth the savings. Too tough to get to the bed to frame bolts. Buy the RP56001-53 (56001) rail kit which has the outward facing frame brackets and is far more of a "friendly" rail kit to install. 485332



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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


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

Roger T - 03/03/2017

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Product just arrived and I haven't had time to install but I do have an issue with the way it was packaged. I read many reviews before ordering and some people had torn boxes and or missing parts. The box that the hitch head and parts bag was in arrived inrough shape. The parts bag was ripped open and loose fasteners were in the box and sticking out holes in the box. Luckily it seems that everything made it. I will confirm that when installing tonight. Reese needs to address this. Maybe a separate package for hardware? 505205



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Looks like this is going to be a perfect fit for what I need to pull my 2011 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8265WS, 5th wheel trailer with the Revolution pin box. Just had it installed & after many years of driving truck with a 5th wheel, I can tell this is a good sturdy 5th wheel & looks good too. 483311



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I received the order really fast. I have not actually done an inventory of all the pieces but think I received everything. The packaging was not in torn up too much but any loose or small pieces could have been lost during shipment. I will update when I get time to look everything over and adjust my rating. 442345



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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



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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



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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



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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


Comments

Wow, thanks for the product follow up. We have used the Reese hitch a lot this past year traveling out west into South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado etc. Hitch has worked perfectly. For a while I did take advantage of the RVs revolution hitch but found that it was to stressful on the hitch and more difficult to connect to the hitch so I have gone back to a standard 5th wheel configuration. etrailer is my go to supplier for RV stuff unless I have an emergency and need to act on a failure immediately.Anyway thanks for the follow up. Everything is working well here. Just trying to keep warm

Ron - 01/06/2018

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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


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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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I just used the Reese fifthwheel hitch to take my camper up to the mountains for my elk hunt and it did extremely well! It was very easy to use and I love the double jaw clamps. The only thing that I wish was different is that it would have been nice if it would have been delivered assembled. 573445



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Everything arrived in excellent condition. The folks at etrailer were extremely helpful in getting me the right hitch and equipment. I am installing it now, and I will update after it is in and I use it. The people behind the website won me over and I will be coming back. Thank you. 561657



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Was expecting and received all that was expected. Thanks etrailer. I will be on this site for more toy parts...thank you again. 556483



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its just what i needed 599854



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Just what I expected, no surprises and straight forward installation. Quality of workmanship is evident and pleasantly surprised to find a two piece hitch to make the weight of the hitch more manageable while putting in and taking out. 593300



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great hitch e-trailer had a good price and free shipping 589288



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Finding the product we needed was easy! Check out and ordering were great, we were in a time crunch and got the 3 day shipping and we got it in time! Everything was there and the boxes weren’t damaged or anything! Will definitely be ordering from etrailer again! 584569



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The hitch has worked well for us. Some minor growing pains on our part. 584331



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Great, easy to use no frills hitch. I purchased this non-slider to use with my Rockwood 8301 5th wheel, because my camper came with the Reese Rovolution pin box. Matches up perfectly with my 2015 Chevy 2500HD shortbed! I've placed many orders over the years with etrailer and the products and service are top notch! Customer service is super knowledgeable and helpful should you need them. As a side note though, the folks that deliver these packages seem to go out of their way to be as rough with these packages as possible. 2 of my packages had been blown apart in transport and re-taped and I was missing some hardware as a result. Of course the people that brutalize these packages in transit could care less if your order is in tact or not, so go through your order thoroughly before you start installation! Can't thank etrailer enough for helping to get me replacement hardware in a jiff! 582119



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Was a little disappointed in the overall quality of the hitch, had to rework the latch to close easily, the decals had bubbles in them and would of liked all of the hitch to have been made in the USA. The base width was several inches narrower then my original Draw Tite hitch. Used it last weekend and it seemed to function well. 552719



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The REESE RP30047, 16K double jaws locking hitch, is an excellent 5th wheel hitch. Etrailer.com is a "10" when it comes to marketing and shipping their vendor's products, Their knowledgeable follow-up, helped make my purchase a great on-line experience. It arrived when they said it would. 551816



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I,am very pleased with this Reese hitch much better hitch then i had before, i would recommend this to anyone. 543493



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etrailer is a great site.... they always seem to have what I need, and at a good price. Excellent customer service. First place I go to. 505519



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The folks at etrailer were very friendly and helpful. I found what I needed and it was at my door within 3 days, awesome value, best price by far and so easy. Thanks etrailer! 502464



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The detail and videos were very helpful in making a decision on which hitch to buy. It's an older truck (2000 Ford F350) and it was very helpful as a first time 5th wheel owner to have such good information. Free shipping was a bonus and it arrived fast! 502017



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I have always had great service from etrailer, have not installed hitch yet but all packaging was in good shape and all parts and hardware are included. If I have any problem I'm sure the people at etrailer will be there as they have been with my orders in the past. 499437



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Very heavy duty, Looks very solid. 499127



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It looks good. Haven't used it yet. Being a Reese I'd bet it works good to. 489957



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Great Customer Service at all levels. These people do exactly what they say they are going to do. I spent about $1800 for my fifth wheel, rail kit, sidewinder and custom wedge. This was money well spent as everything works great. 467627



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Went right in no problems! 389125



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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



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excellent 281261



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Excellent hitch for the price. 167884



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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



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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



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


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  • For mounting above bed fifth-wheel hitches on your 2012 Ford F-350 dually, we have the Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter, # RP30156. The Reese Adapter will attach to the factory Gooseneck prep package and is designed for customers who have an existing 5th wheel hitch and a factory gooseneck/fifth-wheel prep package. Please note that if you have a 6-3/4 foot bed, it is recommended to use a sliding fifth-wheel hitch to have clearance when making sharp turns. For in-bed wiring, we have...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • The only way you can tow a fifth wheel trailer with a truck that has a bed length shorter than 6 feet is to use a Sidewinder pin box replacement on the trailer to give you the needed clearance to make sharp turns. Sidewinders are pin box specific so you will first need to know what pin box you have know in order to pick out the correct one. There should be a sticker or a stamping on the OEM pin box of the trailer that will list the pin box number that is on the trailer. Once you...
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  • Increasing Towing Capacity on a 2003 F250 Crew Cab
  • The manufacturer ratings are based on the engine, transmission, suspension, and all other systems working together. You can ease the load on your suspension by adding a suspension enhancement, and you can tune your engine for more efficiency when towing, but we do not have a way to increase the towing capacity for a vehicle, so you may want to look at a bigger vehicle or a smaller trailer. If you choose keep the 2003 Ford F-250 and want to make it most usable to tow a more suitable...
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  • Towing a Trailer Rated for 15,500 Pounds with A 15,000 Pound Rated Hitch
  • Congratulations on the purchase of a new RV. For safety reasons, I can not recommend the setup that you are suggesting. Even though your, # 30046, hitch is rated to tow 15,000 pounds, the potential to overload the hitch exists. I would recommend upgrading your 15k hitch to at least a 16k model. There are two models that you can use to upgrade your existing hardware to either 16,000 pounds or 20,000 pounds. The Replacement 16K Fifth Wheel Hitch Head, item # RP30047A, would use your existing...
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