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

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

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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

  • Reese
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • Double Pivot
  • 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.


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

Installation Details RP30081 Installation instructions


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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 - Fixed 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   (37 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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Solid hitch. I purchased the Reese 19k Sidewinder King Pin matched with this hitch. Great Combo. 711231



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



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I love this fifth wheel hitch!! Had the 16K hitch and then bought a bigger fifth wheel camper so was at the max on the 16K. 611070



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


Comments
Great!
Gary H - 12/27/2018

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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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Product arrived on estimated date. Unpacked all items and started assembling only to find out hitch legs would not slide into hitch body due to one sleeve being bent by 1/4”. Seriously I just spent over $1,000 on this purchase and have to deal with this? I am on a time crunch for this install so I had to figure something out. After some head scratching and persuasion the hitch is assembled and ready to go into the truck tomorrow. Stay tuned......... 596025



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This hitch is great compared to the one I was using before on my other trailer I had to buy this hitch because we got a new trailer and it is a lot heavier but it works great 637244



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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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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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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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Very easy to install with video you sup ply 747248



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Great product. Good service. Will use trailer again 739359



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Great product arrived in three days was exactly as described. Well made as all of the Reese products are. Some of the [online] videos show the 20k articulating hitch with excessive play in the head. The video in my opinion showed the cause to be a missing are broke springl 734458



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This has been a great hitch. I tow a 9,000 lb 5th wheel and it has worked perfectly. Easy to hitch up and very little maintenance required. 734360



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Great customer support. I had a few questions before I purchased a replacement hitch for my truck. They answered all my questions and the new hitched was shipped and arrived promptly. The manufacturer did not have the instructions in the packaging, but not to worry, etrailer.com quickly emailed a link with the instructions. Thanks folks!! 728960



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Product is as advertised. Perfect fit. Ordered on Thursday, received on Monday. Installed it on Tuesday. Excellent service. Fast shipping. Good price. 634934



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After one year my fifth wheel hitch is still a great deal. This is truly one stop shopping for RV and trailer owners. 609905



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The product was shipped and received as promised. Great product and great service. Thank you ! 523829



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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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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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Works as advertised, no issues 478215



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Fast shipping and good customer service. 417515


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