Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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  • Reese
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • Double Pivot
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
With a forged, self-latching jaw, wide funnel area and 4-way pivoting head, this fifth-wheel hitch allows for simple, secure hookup even on unlevel ground. Non-binding, round-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel part number RP30083 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/ Round Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30083

With a forged, self-latching jaw, wide funnel area and 4-way pivoting head, this fifth-wheel hitch allows for simple, secure hookup even on unlevel ground. Non-binding, round-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns.


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
  • Round-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
    • Inhibits binding and provides smooth operation
  • 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
  • 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: 15-1/4" - 18"
  • Travel: 11" front to back
  • 5-Year limited warranty


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.


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.





Round-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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30083 Reese Select Plus Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider - 20,000 lbs



RP30083 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30083 Installation instructions


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Video of Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - 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 Trailer Hitch Review

Today were going to do a quick review of this Fifth Wheel Hitch, part number RP30083 from Reese. A few things to know about this fifth wheel hitch is that, it has a gross towing rating of 20,000 pounds. It has a vertical load limit of 5,000 pounds. It has a hitch height of 16 to 18 inches tall and has a travel from front to rear of 12 inches. The fifth wheel hitch offers a single piece, self-latching jaw that wraps around the King pin to ensure proper connection. Behind the latch you can see a little metal tab, which insures that you have a positive connection with your trailer.

When that happens, you can go ahead and install your safety pin. Next well cover the slider portion of the fifth wheel. This particular one is a round tube. Now the advantage of around tube is, you dont have to be exactly straight onto a trailer when you hookup or unhook from it. You can be at a little bit of an angle and youll be okay. We have the slider in a towing position as indicated by this green sticker.

To slide it into maneuvering position, first well out the safety pin and then well take our lever just as it indicates on the sticker and pull it to the center to unlock it. With the weight of a trailer on it, it will move back and forth. For review purposes, well just push with our foot. It looks like once its moved it goes into a locked position, but always double check to make sure. Now were in the maneuvering position as indicated on the red sticker her.

Well repeat this process and switch back to the towing position. When you put this into the towing position, make sure the lever is all the way forward. Now well put our safety pin back into place, the hitch head will pivot as well left to right and front to rear. All right, there you have it for part number RP30083 from Reese. .


Customer Reviews

Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Single Jaw - 20,000 lbs - RP30083

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

With a forged, self-latching jaw, wide funnel area and 4-way pivoting head, this fifth-wheel hitch allows for simple, secure hookup even on unlevel ground. Non-binding, round-tube slider helps to eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns.

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Nice hitch, went togeather fairly easy. Etrailer was very fast on shipping. Only towed about 30 miles with no problems. On the down side when I removed the hitch for winter only the head removes from the hitch assembly. The sliders and the cross members (one piece unless you unbolt them) are very heavy to remove from the truck bed. 161241



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Arrived earlier than expected, everything was boxed accordingly and was mounted in truck within 45 minutes. It was almost too easy, my wife was expecting a little more fuss! I cannot thank George P and Ms. Kathy enough, they shipped out my order sooner than expected. They will always be the first place I go for trailer parts. two thumbs up!!!!!!! 177458



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The Reese assembly instructions were clear and assembly was pretty straight forward until I went to mount the center section on top of the slide rails. The uprights for the slide rails had a large metal bur from the manufacturing process that hindered the U channels on the center section from going down. I also discovered that the center section U channels were bent in and the holes on one side were drilled crooked. I contacted ETrailer.com customer service and they quickly sent me a new center section and return shipping tag for the defective part. The replacement part arrived quickly and assembly was much easier with the new parts. Reese manufacturing quality is average at best but the ETrailer.com customer service is Excellent. Thank you ETrailer.com for helping resolve my issue timely and without hassle! 240369



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This is my first 5th wheel hitch. It was purchased to pull my 31ft. Heartland Sundance with my 2017 Ford F250. When delivered it was in several heavy boxes but assembly was very easy with simple hand tools. The videos of the assembly and placement of the hitch were very helpful. Pros easy installation into truck bed, easy to use, heavy duty and well built. Cons I haven't found any! 522274



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The hitch look good but I have yet to try Instructions are little bit lacking I had to call etrailer they decided I should call Reese which I did They had my problems handles in a very short time Thanks again for all you help 643476



- RP30083
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Awesome heavy duty hitch. Rail kit was an exact fit for my 2018 Ford F350 Superduty. 544890



- RP30083
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One year later and still very happy with my hitch. Have had no issues at all with its performance. It performs just as advertised and again, great service from etrailer. 539135



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Received the products earlier than expected. Everything was in excellent condition, not even a damaged box. Lori was great to work with, and in a subsequent call, Madison was also great. So far, very happy with my purchases. Will review again after putting on a few miles. Seems like a very reliable company to deal with! 490814



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This hitch has served my needs very well. No issues at all. I love the single jaw self latching design. 471058



- RP30083
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Sandy j was a great help. There so many choices. Told her the whole story (truck,trailer and we planned to do. She really took the time to find the right products and is very knowledgeable on all your products. Shipping was quick and packaging was great. I assembled and installed and this purchase was the right one for my app. Thank sandy j 450238



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Product has worked great. Order process was excellent and shipping was more timely than could have asked. 353338



- RP30083
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Shipped and received as promised. The Reese 5th wheel Hitch and hardware were in perfect condition with no issues. I'm in the process of installing it on my 2013 Ford. I expect no problems. Great price, with no shipping costs or tax paid. 344044



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This is a great hitch. I have had no problems at all with it. 306101


Comments

This is a great hitch and great people to deal with!

Calvin - 10/12/2017

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- RP30083
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The kit went together as described. The instructions of the 5th wheel hitch were ok. Kind of had to read between the lines a little. Overall satisfied with my purchase. Its a good product. 258586



- RP30083
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Ram Oem adapter,5-w 20k with rd tube sl ider 250805



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i wan't to thank pat c at etrailer for my new 5th wheel trailer hitch and keeping me up to date with emails and good price thanks 193726



- RP30083
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Excellent price, very speedy delivery, and wonderful customer service. Highly recommend this company. Installation was a breeze. I saved about $800 over camping world's installed price quote. 183498



- RP30083
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Arrived earlier than expected, everything was boxed accordingly and was mounted in truck within 45 minutes. It was almost too easy, my wife was expecting a little more fuss! I cannot thank George P and Ms. Kathy enough, they shipped out my order sooner than expected. They will always be the first place I go for trailer parts. two thumbs up!!!!!!! 177456



- RP30083
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Easy to install, excellent instructions. Connects well, very happy with this hitch. 159963



- RP30083
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Great hitch works like a champ. Great service from etrailer. 141290



- RP30083
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This product is extremely well built and fits the truck perfectly. The custom mounts require no drilling and are very stout. I pulled my 16K lb. toyhauler 300 miles this weekend and the hitch worked flawless. I highly recommend this product and etrailer delivered the hitch within 4 days. 58908



- RP30083
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Great heavy duty hitch, instrutions very good. Had hitch put together in 30 minutes. This was my 3rd order from etariler and just as always great service and fast shipping. 43309



- RP30083
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Hitch arrived in less than time estimated. It was not too difficult to assemble, has good instructions. It is somewhat heavier than the one replaced but old one was only 15,000 lbs. Works as advertised and is much easier to slide than old one even when new. good product. 7913



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This hitch was delivered within 3 days, even using the free ship option. Awesome! I had the rails already bolted in my F350, so the slider and head installation went smoothly with the enclosed instructions. Stout head, and I love the round sliders. Can't wait to hitch up my 12k lbs and drag her up and down the roads around here! 7448


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