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Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Square-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Rails and installation kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel part number RP30051 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 w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30051

  • Reese
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 15 - 18 Inch Tall
  • Double Pivot
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 10 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Square-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. 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
  • Square-tube slider provides clearance required 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
  • 4-Way pivoting head eases hookup on unlevel ground
  • 3" Height adjustment
  • Wide stance offers 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): 15" - 18"
  • Travel: 10" front to back
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: If using a slider, hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting.


Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch will not fit pickups with beds shorter than 6'. It also will not fit trucks with flareside/stepside bed. A minimum 13" extended trailer pin box is recommended.


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.




Kwik-Slide Square-Tube Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' beds, this roller 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 roller 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.

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30051 Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Kwik-Slide Tube Slider - 16,000 lbs




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Video of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Fifth Wheel Installation - 2002 Ford F-250

Today on our 2002 Ford Super Duty, well be installing the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Install Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches, part number RP50082-58 in conjunction with the Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Square Tube Slider Dual-Jaw, part number RP30051. The first step of our install is taking the rear base rail and setting it up in our truck bed. Using the measurements provided in our install kit, well go ahead and measure it out from the end of the truck bed. Note: this does not include the tailgate. Then well measure from side to side to make sure the base rail is even. The best recommendation is to go off the weld seam of the truck bed.

Then once we have our base rail squarely in position, well need to go ahead and drill out the pilot holes for our mounting hardware. Using a small pilot bit well go ahead and drill out the holes now. Next Ill go ahead and get underneath the vehicle taking our custom side brackets, setting them into position against the frame, and making sure our pilot holes line up with the attachment holes of the side rail. Now that weve verified that our holes will line up with the side brackets, well go ahead and remove the base rail and drill them out to our final size. Using a step bit process, well slowly get larger until we get to the final drill bit size.

Now with all four holes completely drilled out, well go ahead and put our base rail back into position and install our two-inch carriage bolts. Next well go ahead and move underneath the vehicle and begin installing the side brackets. Note: some applications will have the parking brake cable bracket mounted on the outside of the drivers side frame rail. As in this case, well need to remove the bracket, cable, and hardware, to install the side bracket flush with the frame. Well be hanging onto the hardware as well use it to reinstall the bracket.

Well start with the hardware that attaches to the base rail. Well have a U-shape block that will go up against the bed corrugation. You may need to adjust the hatch handle to slide into position. This will ensure a metal-to-metal contact and that we dont crush the bed corrugation when we tighten it down. Next well install a block onto our two-inch bolt, half-inch split lock washer, and half-inch nut.

Well repeat the same process for both attachment points here on the drivers side. Now with our bracket in position, we can go ahead and reinstall the hardware for our emergency brake cable bracket. Take our bolt, slide it in behind the side bracket, then install the cable bracket and nut. Next well go ahead and install the half-inch U-bolt that goes around the forward attachment point for our side bracket. The U-bolt will go from the inside out. Then well install a half-inch conical tooth washer with the teeth of the washer facing the side bracket and a half-inch nut to secure it. Well install each of these fasteners finger-tight at this time. Next well go ahead and install the 5/8 carriage bolt, 5/8 spacer block, split lock washer, and 5/8 nut and tighten them down finger-tight. Now with all our attachment point hardware in place here on the drivers side, well go ahead and repeat the same process on the passengers side. Note: some applications it can easier to install the U space block to adjust for the bed corrugation before installing your carriage bolts for your base rail. Next well assemble the Fifth Wheel slider assembly. Well slide our straight piece into the sliders and then followed by the handle assembly. Once in position, well go ahead and install the cotter keys to secure it to the sliders. Next well install the crossmember for our slider assembly. Using the bolts provided with our install kit, well go from the inside out, securing with a half-inch nylon lock nut. Note: at this point you can adjust the head height using the holes provided in the crossmember assembly as per your trailer requirements. Now with our hardware installed, were ready to go ahead and tighten it down. Then well torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with the slider assembly ready, well go ahead and set it in the bed of the truck. Well set it into the rear rail and use it as a guide to put our front rail into position. Well go ahead and install the hold-down pins that will help square up the two base rails with the slider assembly. Next well go ahead and drill our pilot holes for attachment points for the front base rail and then remove the slider assembly and base rail and drill them out to their final size, repeating the same process we did for our rear base rail. Now with the holes drilled out, well go ahead and put our base rail back into position and drop in our hardware. Then well go ahead and install the fastening hardware, repeating the same process we did for the rear base rail; first our block, then our split lock washer and nut. Now with all our hardware installed, we can go ahead and tighten it down. As per the instructions, well start with the base rail fasteners first and then move to the side bracket fasteners. Then well torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our base rails secured, were going to add two additional attachment points for the base rails. It will be center insider attachment points. Drop our carriage bolt in and then get underneath, installing the U-shape block, cover for the bed corrugation, the large half-inch flat washer, our split lock washer, and nut. Then well go ahead and tighten down and torque to specifications. Now with the base rail and side brackets tightened and torqued to specifications, were ready to begin installing the head assembly. First, well need to install the rubber bumpers onto the crossmember with the attachment hardware; a screw and cap nut. Well go ahead and put the screw into the rubber bumper and the bumper through the pre-drilled hole. Then well secure it with the cap nut. Now well move over to the drivers side and repeat the same process. Next well go ahead and prepare the crossmember to install the head assembly. Well remove the ring clasp and large pin in the crossmember, set our head assembly into position, then reinstall the large pin and ring clip. Next well go ahead and install the handle for the locking jaws of our head assembly. The handle will simply slide on and then well install the cotter pin, folding back the tabs of the cotter pin to secure it and reinstalling the lock into position. Next well go ahead and show you the operations of your new Fifth Wheel slider assembly. The jaw handle operates by unlocking it first, pulling out and locking into the open position. Then well go ahead and lock the jaw assembly by returning the handle to its resting position and closing the clasp, locking the jaws in place. To use the slider assembly well simply take the slider handle, turn the indicator pin into the red or unlocked position, and slide our head assembly back towards the rear of the truck, then relocking into the maneuvered locked position. Once weve finished maneuvering the trailer, well simply go ahead and move the slider handle back into the unlocked position, slide the head assembly forward towards the cab of the vehicle, and then relock it in the towed position. That will complete the install of the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches, part number RP50082-58 in conjunction with the Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider, part number RP30051, on our 2002 Ford Super Duty.


Customer Reviews

Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - RP30051

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (38 Customer Reviews)

Fifth-wheel trailer hitch provides excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact with a 2-jaw latching system. Square-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Rails and installation kit sold separately.

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Installation pictures. 413342



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I finally got the hitch installed. Everything went great, thanks again for the great service. 37704



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Ordered this hitch for my 2014 Chevy,it came in two boxes and was put together on the work bench in no time at all. and I also ordered the custom rail kit RP50064-58. Just in time for summer camping. 136961


Comments
By the way I didnt have to cut my heat shield or remove my exhaust pipe when installing the custom rail kit.
-- comment by: Leroy N - 06/26/2014

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Great,Just put the hitch in again last weekend ready for the bush and mosquitoes.
Leroy N - 06/22/2015

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Works great. Good service. 739912



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Good product , 738277



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Instructions are very good, all parts came with the hitch and were well protected. This is the first time I've ever put one of these hitches together so I read the instruction thorough. There was some lubrication that was required. It took me 1 1/2 hours. The only thing I can add is when installing the upper handle for the release pin, it had burrs on the inside of the handle and made it difficult to slide onto the tube. Make sure you check for burrs and deburr before installing. I would still give them 5 stars. 736713



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This hitch has a feature or two we didn't even expect. It was an easy install and is performing great. Plenty of maneuverability and rock stable. etrailer's service was incredible and stayed on top of the delivery until we got it. We thought they went the second mile to make sure we got our hitch. 713861



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My order shipped quickly, had a question about my order and the staff answered them and were super helpful. 669375



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Works as advertised. Assembly directions very poor. Extra parts included that just confused installation. There was NO reference to these extra parts. 662630



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Being a first time 5th wheel owner and After researching for the right 5th wheel hitch for my 2011 ext cab chevy Z71 4wd. and the best prices i went with the reese 16 K slider hitch. A must for a 6 1/2 ft bed. And etrailer had the best price and were very helpful answering all my questions The hitch arrived in 3 days, One of the 2 boxes was a little torn up but nothing was damaged, The instructions were great,and it had more than enough hardware needed for different apps. I had 2. choices for the mounting brackets,I went with the custom fit not the universal the custom brackets are strong and fit perfect. I watched a couple install videos online,there were not many on my truck people said you have to cut out your exhaust and your heat shield and drop the gas tank.I did not have to drop my gas tank i just slightly bent down the heat shield to reach above it then pushed it back up. I used the Allen button head bolt for the left front and had my wife spin the bolt with a long extension and ratchet while I held the nut and washers with a magnet and my finger tips,it was kind of a (pima) and took a little time but way better than dropping my tank. I did call Reese with a couple questions and suggested to use stronger shipping boxes. The only thing I had to adjust was the support for the parking brake cable. I did the hole job on the ground in my yard This also was a good time I replaced my rear brakes,checked my spare tire psi,and llubed my cable for the spare lift. Every one was verry nice and helpful from etrailer and Reese. I wish I was better with computers and could of made a video 638471



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Fast shipping, great hitch. Couldn’t beat the price here locally. This is the second one we have owned. 633506



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Fast shipping, a couple small spacers were missing from parts, luckily I had somethings laying around that worked. Went together fairly easily with only minor changes to brackets. Couldn’t beat the price here locally. 633505



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Overall the product seems to be good quality. The instructions could be a lot more clear. After calling Reese, even the guy on the phone agreed that the spacers provided should be shown as going in above or below the bed. Unfortunately with the size of the U spacers provided, there would be no way to get the nut on the length of bolt sent. Also there were lock washers in the package which the CS rep didn't know what they were for either. Finally, the cotter pins provided are weak, 2 broke already and the handle to adjust the slider didn't have holes drilled for the cotter pin to keep it in place so i just drilled it myself. As a side note, the way the pins lock it in to make it removable, it has quite a bit of play which you can then hear when backing up or starting off.. Using on a Ford F250 2015 6-3/4 bed, pulling a FR 33BHOK (about 11k loaded). 628665



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Thank you for the great service. Hitch arrived 2 days before estimated date. Lori was very helpful, and even helped me modify an order. 617894



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Very pleased with this hitch so far! Received entire order together(3 large heavy boxes)and no parts were missing! Good instructions, fairly easy to install, took about 4hrs. Quality of this hitch exceeds the price 607785



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Great product, arrived when it was supposed to. Reasonably easy install with a custom frame mount, but instructions are a little vague. This is the only reason for only four stars. Overall very pleased with product and company. 602850



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Installation was fairly easy. Directions were basically just pictures where everything goes. Very happy with purchase so far. 579609



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An excellent experience all the way around, would highly recommend doing biz with etrailer.com! 546666



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Working just fine thank you 484961



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It has worked like it should but it was up to the driver to make it happen. Installing it was a bit hard, the truck did not like drilling into it. Broke two 1/2 inch drill bits 477218



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This product has performed great for the last year. I have towed thousands of miles with it and no problem. One man installation 476799



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Fast and easy insrall. Heavy dury cons truction 456235



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Very good product. Works great. 427849



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I'm very happy with the product, service and price. I originally had a used non sliding Reece fifth wheel hitch installed in my 6 1/2 ft. Tundra Bed. It didn't have enough clearance for backing into some spots and my new truck cab got dented ($1,700 repair bill). This sliding fifth wheel is the answer, very easy to install on same bed rails. BTW etrailer doesn't recommend a non sliding fifth wheel for my truck. Smart. 365542



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Ordered a 5th wheel hitch and Quick-Install Mounting Kit per e-trailer recommendations. My ordered arrived promptly and the kit included everything I needed for the installation. Good instructions were included and everything installed very well. 357692


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