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Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • Double Pivot
  • 14 - 16 Inch Tall
  • 5000 lbs TW
The forged, self-latching jaw on this fifth-wheel hitch wraps around your trailer's king pin for absolute security. Wide funnel area and a 4-way pivoting head ease hookup, even on unlevel ground. Rails and mounting kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel part number RP30081 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30081

The forged, self-latching jaw on this fifth-wheel hitch wraps around your trailer's king pin for absolute security. Wide funnel area and a 4-way pivoting head ease hookup, even on unlevel ground. Rails and mounting kit sold separately.


Features:

  • Forged, single-piece, self-latching jaw wraps around king pin to ensure proper connection
    • Design offers superior jaw-to-king-pin contact for maximum security and minimum rattle
  • 9" Wide funnel (rather than traditional, 6" wide funnel) provides larger area for guiding king pin into hitch
  • Extended-length, lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • King pin indicator keeps hitch from locking until connection is secure
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • 4-Way head pivot improves efficiency - faster, easier hookup, even on unlevel ground
    • 6-Degree side-to-side pivot
  • 1-Piece legs offer a wide stance for stability
  • 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
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Lifetime limited 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.


Elite Series Jaw

Forged, Self-Latching Jaw

The one-piece, self-latching jaw on this fifth-wheel hitch provides absolute security with its wraparound design. Increased jaw-to-king-pin contact results in not only a stronger connection, but less rattle and movement as well. And the convenient lock indicator on the hitch handle ensures that hookup is complete and secure before you can lock your trailer to your hitch.



Pivoting Head Animation

Pivot Action for Simple Hookup

It's easier than ever to hook your fifth-wheel trailer up to your hitch thanks to the 4-way pivoting head on this Reese fifth-wheel hitch. Front-to-back and side-to-side movement make hookup easy, even on unlevel ground.





30081 Reese Select Plus Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs



RP30081 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30081 Installation instructions


Video of Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel RP30081 Review

Today were going to review part number RP30081. This is the Reese Select Plus Single-Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the fixed legs. Has a 20,000-pound weight capacity. This hitch uses the Forged, single-piece, self-latching jaw which will provide absolute security with its wrap-around design. The increased jaw-to-king-pin contact will result not only in stronger connection, but less rattle and movement as well. Has a convenient lock indicator on the hitch handle, which will ensure that the hookup is complete and secure before you can lock your trailer to your hitch.

Basically I just want to show you how that operates. If we pull out the pin and clip, the indicator will fall into place. If you pull out on the handle, there is the single jaw, you can watch it open up. If you pull up, itll lock into place. Jaw stays open, now its ready for the king pin to slide up in there.

Right down here, theres a little tab on inaudible 00:01:01 you might be able to see, and that is when the king pin slides into the hitch and pushes onto that tab, it will actually move this indicator. Let me move this so youll be able to see the indicator weve been talking about right over here. Once the king pin is in there, it will push this tab open, which will then allow you to lock the handles. So basically the handles goes, the jaw will close and wrap around the king pin, it will push in on that indicator which will move this lever open, and you can just drop your pin and clip in there, clip it, and that will lock the handle and keep the handle locked so jaw would not open, keeps the king pin in position. The hole is large enough; you can use a padlock for addition security.

We do sell those separately. Now this hitch does use the newer style elite series head, which is a tough, heavy-duty stamped steel head thats used on the elite series hitches, which are usually a little more expensive. It is a four-way pivoting head, as you can see, side-to-side it pivots six degrees and it also moves front-to-back. With it pivoting like that it makes it fast and easy hookup, even on unlevel ground. This head does also have a Zerk fitting here, which might be hard to see, that you can actually put a grease gun on, squirt grease in there, and itll come out underneath and lubricate any of the moving parts on the head.

Also, this head has the nine-inch wide funnel, rather than traditional, six-inch wide funnel. The nine-inch funnel will provide larger area for guiding king pin into hitch. Has the extended-length, lockable handle, lets you easily secure trailer to the hitch with padlock like we mentioned. Has the indicator that we showed you, keeps the hitch from locking until connection is secure. Now also I want to show you if I rotate this to the side, if you look at the crossmember, there are four sets of holes drilled in this crossmember and that is for the hitch height adjustment. Basically there is a four-inch range that you want the height to be correctly above your truck bed. So if you put these bolts and install the hitch in the very top bolts, that would be the lowest height, that would be 14 inches. It would measure 14 inches above your truck bed. If you drop it down to the holes on the bottom, which would be the highest, that would be 18 inches. So 14-to-18 inches, you have a four-inch height adjustment. This does come with the one-piece wide stance legs for stability. Now for this video I actually have the hitch and the legs installed in base rails already that have the mounting brackets on the side. Now those are sold separately, they are not included with this part number. You would need to get the correct base rails and the correct mounting brackets for your application. Now on the mounting brackets that mount to your frame or your truck bed, we do recommend to use the custom-fit ones, and the reason for that is most of them are designed to use existing holes in your trailer frame, so it minimizes the amount of drilling, and it will cut the installation time in half compared to using the universal installation kit. This hitch will fit Curt, Valley, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch, and Reese rails. This is a steel hitch which has a black powder coat finish which will resist corrosion. It is made in the USA. A few specs on it: it has a gross towing weight capacity of 20,000 pounds, has a vertical load limit of 5,000 pounds. Again, the hitch height adjustment is from 14 inches to 18 inches. It does come with a five-year limited warrantee. I just want to rotate it to show you any of the features you might want to see. Heres the indicator and the hitch handle we were talking about. Heres the very back of it. And that should do it for the review on part number RP30081.


Customer Reviews

Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs - RP30081

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

The forged, self-latching jaw on this fifth-wheel hitch wraps around your trailer's king pin for absolute security. Wide funnel area and a 4-way pivoting head ease hookup, even on unlevel ground. Rails and mounting kit sold separately.

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I just completed the installation of a Reese 20K 5th wheel hitch (RP30081) using the quick install custom base rail kit (RP50073-58) in my 2011 F350 dually. 11334



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Bought this to replace an inferior Curt hitch. This Reese hitch is perfect for pulling my fifth wheel with my dodge ram 3500 Dually. Arrived via UPS three days after ordering it, arriving in three boxes. Assembled in less than one hour. ( I already had industry standard rails installed in my ram truck bed, so I had to do was tighten four nuts and bolts and torque them to specification, and then insert six locking pins and pin clips. ) Seems much heftier then the Kurt hitch was, and it does the job in towing my trailer as if it isn’t behind me. Do not hesitate getting this hitch. It may be a little more expensive than others, a lot less expensive than others, but it’s worth the price you pay through Etrailer.com. 459608



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Shipping was great. It only took a few days to cross the states. We bought a Reese because so many people like them. It came basically without instructions but I figured it out. The pins for the jaw plate to the base are a little difficult to get in. It will just take getting used to since its so different than the one we had before. Our prior one was much smaller. Did have a little trouble figuring out which was forward or backward on the base. Im sure we are going to love the new hitch. 399654



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Easy install. Will not use until trailer is delivered 194983


Comments

Easy hook up and disconnect

Tony - 07/03/2016

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I bought this hitch to replace Pro Series 15K for several reasons.Sold my 2000 coachmen 30 ft 5er. and wanted a stronger one for a new Silverback 331k.My 2008 Silverado K2500HD has universal rails and this hitch drops right in.Like the single wrap around jaw,and my blue ox bed saver bolts up to new hitch.Only negative thing was thin cable wire attached to pin rusted and broke,will replace cable.I attach clip to arm when not towing to avoid losing it. 478870



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Etrailer was wonderful. I have ordered other products and the service has been great. The video on installation on my model truck was excellent. Reese hitch and rails are another matter. The rails had to be modified to fit. Holes on the support arms didn't match, had to relocate them. Rails are centered but the supports had to be bent to fit. Would have complained and returned the whole mess, did not have time. Glad to have a machine shop in my barn. 269136



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I think ETrailer.com has excellent customer service, Dana got my new hitch out the same day I ordered it. The only problem with this product was the lack of directions from Reese. I had to call e-trailer customer service to make sure I put it together correctly, Bill answered all my questions. I will be making a 4 1/2 hour pull with it tomorrow, so I will know better how the hitch is when i am back from that trip. 177634



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Great hitch. Had it and a Sidewinder professionally installed in my 2012 Dodge 3500 with Ram Boxes to pull a 42.5’ 5th wheel. Have pulled the trailer twice now, very easy to hook up and unhook. etrailer.com was amazing making sure I had the right hardware for my truck to pull my trailer. I’m one very happy customer. Thank you Ashley and etrailer! 511819



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Needing something yesterday was an understatement. I was in a bind and called e-trailer for help. I told them what I needed and how bad I was needing it. The orderer was shipped the same day and I recieved it a day and a half later. I cannot say enough about the customer service, selection, at e-trailer. !!!!!superior!!!!! 40775



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Nice HD hitch. Much better than my previous Kurt 16K 463049



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Excellent product. Easy to assemble and operate. etrailer made the whole process very easy, and the product was delivered in 4 business days, in excellent condition. Thanks etrailer. 53864



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I was amazed at how fast my order was put together and shipped had it in 3 days and every thing I ordered was right.Thanks for being so prompt. 480316



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Product is as I'd hoped, I've not used it yet though. Installation was relatively simple and etrailer has been nice to do business with. 6551



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When I got the fifth wheel hitch it was everything I wanted. Delivery was quick. Sure I’ll do business with ETrailer again 511087



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if your hauling over 7 tons there is nothing better than the 20k reese, and etrailer had the best deals. 41171



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Very satisfied with product and the treatment received from etrailer. I rate this company excellent. 16223



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Very pleased on how well the assembly went together, a well built and solid product. 257586



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I like this size of the head/skid plate. It's been a year and no issues with it. 310001



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Free shipping, arrived in 4 days. Very robust product. Good instructions. 345391



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fast delivery---tracking information excellent--ea to install 17701



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I don't like the fact that it was made in China, 247674



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Hitch is what I wanted. Easy to install. Thanks 40719



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Fast shipping and good customer service. 417515



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Works as advertised, no issues 478215



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just what I was looking for 33603


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  • What is the Best Truck for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • You are doing the right thing by doing the research first. There is a lot of conflicting information out there so let me break it down for you and I will provide some part recommendations at the end. Basically, if you want to tow a 5th wheel trailer, the best trucks are going to be long bed 3/4 or 1 tons like a Ford F-250/F-350, Chevy/GMC 2500/3500, or Ram 2500/3500. Half ton trucks could work but are not nearly as capable as the larger trucks. A long bed for sure is something you will...
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  • Minimum Truck Bed Length for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer Without Cab and Loft Clearance Issues
  • The minimum bed length for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a standard fifth-wheel hitch, see link, is 8 feet. A 6-1/2 inch bed like the Silverado Extended Cab you mentioned can be used along with a slider style fifth-wheel hitch, see link, that requires you to remember to get out of the truck and move a handle to slide the hitch rearward when tight parking and campground situations are encountered. Once ready to go back out on the road the hitch will need to be moved forward, requiring...
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  • Tips for Choosing the Best Truck to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Starting with the truck series itself, I would go with a 3/4 ton or 1 ton. Ultimately a 1-ton would be better. Between gas and diesel I would choose a diesel if it were me. They are capable of more power and torque than gas motors. The cab style does not matter all that much but the bed size does. You will want to avoid a step side bed and a Dodge model that has a Rambox feature because they cannot have a 5th wheel hitch installed. Long beds are the way to go. A short bed can cause issues...
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  • How to Determine Maximum Towing Capacity of Ford F150
  • I'd be more likely to believe the owner's manual over the RV dealer, but I have a way you can definitively determine how heavy of a trailer you can tow. Look in the door jamb of the driver's side front door for the manufacturer ID tag. You should see the acronym 'GCWR' or Gross Combined Weight Rating. This weight represents the maximum combined weight of the trailer and the truck. Load your truck up as you would if you were traveling with all the gear and passengers. Drive onto a truck...
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  • Some Guidelines for Choosing Fifth Wheel Hitch for Fifth Wheel Camper with 9000 lb Dry Weight
  • I would recommend choosing a fifth wheel hitch with your future needs in mind. All fifth wheel hitches do the same thing, retain the trailer king pin. The differences between hitches amount to their weight capacities, the features offered or the method of mounting to the truck. The lowest capacity hitch we offer is a 15K, like the Pro Series, part # PS30093 (or RP30094 for a 6-1/2 foot bed truck.) Either hitch would work for you as your trailer is unlikely to weigh more than that when...
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  • What Size Truck is Recommended for Towing a 16,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • While there is not a specific truck size required, to maximize towing capacity and minimize wear and tear on the drive train of the truck, I would recommend a full size, 3/4 or 1 ton truck like the Ford F-250 or F350, Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra 2500 or 3500, or Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500 Series. I would recommend a truck with the 8 foot bed if possible, which would eliminate the need for a sliding hitch or a replacement pin box for the fifth wheel. That is not to say that other trucks...
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  • How Do I Install Fifth Wheel Rails in The Bed of My Pickup
  • The rails in the bed of your pickup are installed so that the king pin will be just forward of the rear axle when hitched. The mounting location is vehicle specific and if you would like to provide your trucks year, make, model bed length and cab style I would be glad to get instructions to you and make a recommendation for an installation kit for your truck. When mounting a fifth wheel hitch the first measurement you use is the distance from the farthest back part of the bed, tailgate...
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  • How to Determine Maximum Towing Capacity for 3/4 Ton Truck
  • I've got a quick and dirty way you can determine the capacity of your truck. It's not always evident what a truck's max capacity is, even by reading the owner's manual, but if you look at the ratings sticker on the driver's side door jamb, you can get an accurate statement of the truck's towing abilities. On the sticker, look for the Gross Combined Weight Rating, GWCR which is the maximum amount the truck plus the fully loaded trailer can weigh. From that, subtract the GVW, which represents...
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  • How to Determine the Correct Height for a Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch to Tow Level
  • The correct height for your Reese Select Plus 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30081 really depends on your fifth wheel trailer and truck setup. Basically you want your trailer to sit as level as possible so you will need to pick the correct height adjustment of the # RP30081 based on what will give you a level setup for your trailer. What you will do is park the truck and trailer on level ground. Using the landing gear/jacks on the 5th wheel to make it level, then measure from the ground...
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  • Can a 2014 Ram 1500 Short Bed 5.7 Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The trailer, once loaded, will be closer to the towing capacity of your 2014 Ram 1500. Provided it does not exceed the truck's capacity it can tow the trailer. How well it tows the trailer depends on several factors including but not limited to the condition of the truck (since it is a 2014 it is probably still in like new condition). Another factor is the terrain. It will be harder on the truck if pulling the trailer in hilly or mountainous areas and/or in high temperature areas or...
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  • Can a 2015 Toyota Tundra Tow Fifth Wheel that Weighs 8,690 lbs
  • Based on the capacities of your 2015 Toyota Tundra and the weight of your trailer you should be fine. As long as you stay under the 10,300 lb capacity that Toyota stated is the capacity for your truck there would be no reason to fear that you are overloading your truck. At 8,690 lbs you aren't really that close to the towing capacity so you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
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  • A 5th Wheel Trailer Needs to be Towed Level by Adjusting the Kingpin and/or the 5th Wheel Hitch
  • What you will do is park the truck and trailer on level ground. Using the landing gear/jacks on the 5th wheel to make it level, then measure from the ground to the bottom of the pin box skid plate, not the king pin, and record the measurement. Next measure from the ground to the top of the skid plate on the 5th wheel hitch and record it. Adjust either the height of the 5th wheel head or the king pin on the trailer or both to get the measurements as close to the same as you can. If...
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  • Concerns About Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Dodge Ram 3500 Equipped with a Goose Neck Hitch
  • There are several ways to adapt a 5th wheel trailer to enable it to be towed with a truck that has a goose neck hitch installed. The best choice for you will depend on how often you need to change between trailer types. Some of the adapters that allow this flexibility will put more stress on the trailer frame than other types. Options are still somewhat limited for newer vehicles like your 2014 Ram. The best method is to replace the pin box on your 5th wheel with a compatible goose box...
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