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

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  • Reese
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Premium - Double Jaw
  • Hitch Only
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 16-1/2 - 19-1/4 Inch Tall
  • 11 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
With a serrated dual-jaw design and built-in vibration-isolator system, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers a superior ride with minimal jarring and chucking. Round-tube slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel part number RP30869 or order online at Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.

Reese Fifth Wheel - RP30869

With a serrated dual-jaw design and built-in vibration-isolator system, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers a superior ride with minimal jarring and chucking. Round-tube slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch with slider mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Cast dual-jaw system provides more jaw-to-king-pin contact than traditional dual-jaw hitches
    • Geared teeth ensure even, secure closure for full 360-degree contact
    • Secure connection means minimal jarring and chucking
  • Round-tube slider allows for required clearance for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speeds turns
    • Inhibits binding and provides smooth operation
  • 9" Wide, 2-point, European-style funnel makes it simple to guide king pin into hitch
    • Works great even if trailer and tow vehicle are not in a straight line
  • 4-Way pivoting head eases hookup, even on unlevel ground
    • 5-Degree side-to-side pivot
  • Smooth, quiet ride created by cast pivot beam
    • Vibration dampeners minimize rattle and noise
    • Wide front-to-back mounting increases stability and reduces wear
  • Improved cab clearance is achieved with offset design
    • Head and pivot beam can be offset by 1" front or rear
  • Lockable handle with cushioned grip makes it easy to ensure proper hookup
    • Visible indicator lets you determine at a glance whether or not king pin is fully engaged in jaw
    • Padlock (sold separately) offers additional security
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Base rails and installation kit sold separately
    • Works with industry-standard, above-bed rails - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley
    • Simplify installation with a vehicle-specific bracket kit (not available for all applications)
  • Lube plate (83003) sold separately


  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 16-1/2" - 19-1/4"
  • Travel: 11" front to back
  • Limited lifetime 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 beds.

Secure, 2-Piece, Serrated Jaw

Serrated Jaw of the Reese R16

The dual-jaw system on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch ensures full 360-degree contact around your trailer's king pin for a strong, reliable connection. Unlike traditional spring-loaded, dual-jaw systems, the R16 features serrated jaws for maximum security. The geared teeth ensure that every time you use this hitch, the jaws will close evenly to form a perfect circle around your trailer's king pin, providing a consistently tight connection. By surrounding the king pin entirely - with direct jaw-to-king-pin contact - the R16 allows far less movement in the hitch than other fifth-wheel hitches, resulting in minimal jarring and chucking.

Quiet, Comfortable Ride

Vibration Dampener of the Reese R16

The R16 offers several unique features that help to create a smooth, quiet fifth-wheel towing experience. Aside from the two-piece jaw that offers a firm and secure connection, stability is also increased by having a pivot beam with a wide front-to-back mounting configuration. The pivot beam also has a built-in vibration-isolator system that dampens both vertical and longitudinal vibration, the result of which is less noise and a better ride.

Locking Handle and King Pin Indicator

Reese R16 king pin indicator

The R16 features an easy-to-use locking handle with a built-in visual indicator to ensure proper hookup. When the trailer's king pin is in position within the jaws of the hitch, a green indicator button is visible on the back of the fifth-wheel head. This button can be easily seen from the cab of your truck.

Strength and Durability

The R16 was designed with strength and durability in mind. Sturdy steel and various hardened, cast components make up this fifth-wheel trailer hitch that, despite its weight rating, offers commercial-grade towing strength. Extensive testing demonstrated that the R16 is compliant with the criteria (SAE J2638) set forth by the Society of Automotive Engineers for fifth-wheel trailer hitch performance. In addition, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch passed 900,000 cycles in both fatigue and static testing, attesting to its durability.

To increase the lasting effectiveness of your hitch, you can add either a 10-inch or 12-inch lube plate (sold separately). A lube plate provides a smooth surface to help the king pin glide smoothly into the hitch during hookup. It also helps to prevent scratches on the R16's top plate. Grease pockets are integrated into the R16 fifth-wheel trailer hitch so that you can easily maintain the effectiveness of the lube plate.

Round-Tube Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6-foot 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.

Clearance with Round-Tube Slider

30869 Reese Titan 16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider - 16,000 lbs

Formerly Reese R16

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Customer Reviews

Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - RP30869

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)

With a serrated dual-jaw design and built-in vibration-isolator system, this fifth-wheel trailer hitch offers a superior ride with minimal jarring and chucking. Round-tube slider helps eliminate clearance concerns during slow-speed turns.

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by: Kirk F07/09/2016

I purchased the fifth wheel with the mounting kit to fit my truck. Excellent product. Easy to assemble. Arrived quickly. I completed installation in under 4 hours Thursday night, and used it Friday to transport a camper with no trouble or issues. If you are planning on installing the mounting kit yourself, you will need a torque wrench capable of achieving 212 ft-lbs of torque, and some big muscles. I liked that I could track status of shipment in route easily from the link that was emailed to me. Had 2 minor issues neither was a big deal. I gave a score of excellent because the minor issues did not really affect me, but I am noting them because they may affect another purchaser. 1. The cardboard boxes that the unit shipped in were beat up badly from the handling during shipment. There were holes in 2 of the boxes, and the tubing for the handles were sticking out of the boxes. There were 2 missing parts from the mounting kit box. A 5/8 washer and one of the specialty 1/4 inch spacers that secures the brackets to the frame. This could have been a big deal, but I have washers, and I made a spacer in my shop to replace the missing one. I did not contact Etrailer for replacement parts because I needed to install the unit so it could be used the next day. My choice. 2. The instructions from the bracket kit led me to believe that I needed to drill 4 pilot holes in the bed for the rear bracket, when I needed to drill all five. This meant that I had to take the bracket back out to drill the center hole for the fifth bolt. It took me about 10 extra minutes to install the brackets than it should have. I felt the instructions were a little unclear on that step. Other than that the instructions were straight forward, simple and easy to follow. I would purchase this product again if I needed another wheel, and I would order from Etrailer again. 269731

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by: Daryll05/31/2016

RP30869 Reese 16K Titan hitch with round tube slider. Reese Titan 16K hitch with round tube slider was manufactured in China. Serious quality issues required first hitch be returned to Reese because it was not functional. Hitch could not freely rock fore-aft because of improper casting and machining. Mechanic assembling hitch to its saddle had to use hammer to assemble. Replacement hitch received from Reese with a missing grease fitting but no similar interferences limiting hitch movement. The hitch saddle rests on 1" diameter pins oriented fore-aft through the slider cross piece that allows hitch to rock left-right. As manufactured hitch can move vertically about 1/16" on 1" diameter pins and fore-aft 3/16". So when driving over a hard bump hitch slams up and down on the 1" pin clearance. When braking hitch moves forward until hitch saddle contacts cross bar on slider. Contact is on as-cast, not machined surface. Contact is only on left side. When accelerating hitch moves back until hitch saddle contacts forward side of cross bar on slider. Same issue with contact but now on right side indicating improper set-up for machining of saddle casting. Design concept is good but design execution and manufacturing are very poorly executed. I am considering modifying hitch and slider cross bar to eliminate excessive fore-aft slop (clearance). I have not come up with a solution to reduce the vertical movement. First hitch had to be returned to Reese because it was poorly manufactured and was not functional. Replacement hitch from Reese had missing grease fitting. Hole had been drilled but not tapped for zirc fitting. Because of quality issues I encountered I cannot recommend purchase of these Reese products. 254658

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by: Bill03/04/2016

This has been a very good hitch except for one seriously flawed issue. We had just traversed I-20 across Louisiana and Mississippi then down to Mobil. I know those states pride themselves on low taxes and it shows. The roads are very poorly maintained but I didn't expect it to break my hitch. Arriving in Pensacola I was leveling my trailer while still connected to the truck. The slope was pulling up on the back of the truck but not that much. Snap on of the pivot pens sheared off. A No 8 tempered bolt is supposed to take 50,000 psi had just snapped off. Glad it didn't happened underway. Drilled it out and replaced only a 2 hour delay but Reese was like 'well did you check the torque that morning?' no sympathy or any sense of responsibility. The repair guy said it looked like a faulty bolt the way it sheared off - ok only a $35 repair but I didn't come away from my call with Reese feeling like they were concerned. Otherwise I think this hitch is very well built. It can be a little tricky to get it to lock - you have to make sure the trailer is at the right height and usually rock the truck slightly to get the lock to engage. Otherwise very nice. I did have to install a block and chain in my barn - this hitch is heavy to remove and install but very easy to do so. 239581


no issues since the pivot pen failure. I carry a spare pivot pen. The hitch does require you have the trailer aligned pretty close to perfect vertically to both attach and disconnect. Once i got the hang of it my hitching/unhitching time to under 5 minutes. I installed a chain hoist in my garage and when i want to remove the hitch I can just drive under it, disconnect the hitch and hoist it up, drive out from under it without having to lift it. Dont use the slider hardly ever but when I need it it is great to have.

Bil - 03/04/2017


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by: Zach B11/05/2014

This was my first 5th wheel. I have a F250 diesel with a 6 and 3/4 bed. When the hitch arrived it came in 4 or 5 boxes. We went to a home depot parking lot to put it on, in case we needed any other tools. Very simple to install. We were able to install this hitch with the custom brackets without even taking the tires off. Very easy, took about 3 hours, could have been faster you were to remove the tires-hard to tighten to the right foot pounds. All you need is a few sockets-some deep and some regular, 2" and 6" extension, a torque wrench, drill, drill bits and an extra set of hands if I remember correctly. Don't unlock the slider until it is in the rails. It is very hard to line the round tubes up to lock them in place or they will move around if not locked (Not really a problem, just aggravating to me). For my first hitch, everything was pretty easy. Etrailer was very helpful with install videos and customer service was excellent. All pros, no cons, and it looks good too. 159406

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by: S. D. Mc09/01/2015

Your video showing installation steps was extremely helpful. Following receipt; on time as advertised the installation was performed without a hitch (no pun intended). All parts were received and function well. On comment, the electrical connector which was purchased to allow a seven point connection inside the bed of the truck did not plug in without difficulty. The female connector which was to mate with the male connector on the truck would not join until I removed the rubber weather seal at the bottom of the new connector. Once it was removed the parts mated just fine. I pickedup my new 5th wheel the day after installing the hitch and all components functioned perfectly. 223253

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by: Bruce B09/23/2014

I ordered the Reese RP30869 along with the custom rail install kit for my 2014 Ford F250 Super Duty. The guys at Etrailer responded immediately to any question I had concerning my order, tracked it for me and attached instructional videos for installation. I am of average mechanical ability and after watching the 7 minute video a few times installed everything with a friend helping in less than 3 hours. The hardest part is removing the tires. It's pretty scary punching 10, 9/16ths holes through a brand new bed, but all the measurements provided were spot on. All needed hardware was included in sealed plastic bags. Very clean custom installation. 152746

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by: Richard S11/05/2014

There are very few times when we can say that we had a good experience buying on line. ETrailer was one of those times. I was very impressed with the service, knowledge and support I received with my recent purchase of a 5th wheel hitch. The shipping was free and as we all know that usually indicates that we will receive the item between 7 to 10, days. I was very surprised to receive the shipment the next day. Great company and great products 159410

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by: Phil02/05/2015

I ordered a hitch and after reviewing my order i found out it would be to tall. I called right away and Renee at e-trailer was very helpful. She was able to cancel the first order and then ordered the right one for me . The hitch was delivered on time and was as advertised . It worked out well going through e-trailer. Also a very nice hitch. 172576

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by: Ron M.03/07/2017

As usual, support from etrailer is OUTSTANDING. Order, shipping, and most important support follow-up was perfect. etrailer will have my business far into the future. My new 5th wheel hitch fit my Ford F350 PERFECTLY. My first hitch/tow confirmed my expectations, NO PROBLEMS. Thank You ron 353513

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by: James G.08/24/2017

I am super pleased with the Reese sliding 5th wheel hitch that was installed in my 2015 Tundra. 424682

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by: James G.08/24/2017

I am super pleased with the Reese sliding 5th wheel hitch that was installed in my 2015 Tundra. 424681

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by: Jim m02/06/2017

We got off on a rocky start because the parts weren't correct in the box but that wasn't etrailer's fault.. Etrailer went above and beyond to correct the problem and I greatly appreciate it.. product fits great and I'm very pleased. Fair price also.. Will do business with etrailer again 341573

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by: Wayne B.06/22/2016

2011 f250 super duty - custom hitch rails w/under bed mounting worked very well. - rp30869 reese sliding fifth wheel works very well. Much better than the previous reese fifth wheel it replaced. Also the slide works very well for close quarter maneuvering in tight spaces. Wayne 263526

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by: Rob09/30/2017

The hitch assembly was easy to assemble. Took 1 hr including mounting frame adapter. It came in 3 boxes. The box with the hitch was destroyed but all parts were present. It really should be on a wooden skid. Look forward to using it. 437972

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by: Brady07/27/2016

Received hitch in 2 days. Installed in about 3 hours without a lift. Did not tow with it yet. I would suggest buying this kit and installing yourself and not spending more money having someone install it. 276904

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by: Stan J.03/16/2017

Received it today and it only took 30 minutes to install. I read all the instructions and laid out all the parts so that I understood how it went together. Doing so made the install easy and trouble free. 353525

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by: Roger G07/14/2016

Very well engineered product, instructions easily understood and all required parts was packaged so that you knew what went where. I would use etrainer for all my towing needs. 271798

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by: Fred01/15/2013

Very happy with the quality of the product. Mostly I was impressed with the speed of the delivery. Very impressive. Installing it today. Will let you know. 63146

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by: Dan05/28/2016

Delivered on time, as promised, with no issues. Great product, with easy assembly. I would recommend anyone to make a purchase through 252846

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by: Lauri C06/17/2015

Easy to install. Just know there are grease fittings on it that are not mentioned in instructions, or in owners booklet. 204135

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by: Bruce M06/01/2015

Excellent hitch delivered exactly as expected. It fit the rails that I had installed just perfectly. Highly recommended. 199607

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by: Mike07/12/2012

Easy install once rail system was installed. Fast shipping and good price by etrailer! 47634

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by: John11/18/2017

Every Thing worked out great . Excellent Slider , fast shipping !!!! Thank You !!! 453112

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by: mike07/13/2017

very easy install folks at etrailer was excellent I will buy again from them 405201

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by: Fred05/23/2017

nice hitch, tows great, traveling full time and enjoying towing in control 384137

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by: Ron B.07/17/2013

Super heavy duty. Only thing to make it better. Built it in the U.S. 89942

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by: Kevin03/08/2016

Easy to install and operate! Great customer service. 240232

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by: Cody T.05/15/2017

Great slider easy to assemble nice tight towing 380632

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by: Tom H.10/25/2016

Erika was very helpful. Thank you. 312550

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by: Derek12/08/2012

Very easy to install. 60963

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by: Casey08/25/2015

Love it! 221642

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by: Ray K03/31/2015

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

I ordered this hitch with the Ford F250 install kit. No problems installing it in my longbed 2015 F250. Measurements in instructions were "spot on" 4 packages arrived by UPS & all were intact. Nothing scratched, broken, or missing. Looks like Ford relocated the bracket for the tubing that previously had to be moved, so it is no longer in the way. The kit included conical washers, and spacers, & the drawing showed which was used with which kit, but it would have saved me a few minutes if it had been mentioned in the written instructions. Erica was very helpful with my order, Thanks Erica. If you can read a ruler, follow instructions, and drill a hole, you shouldn't have any problem installing this kit. 182004


In the past year Ive towed my 5th wheel trailer over 7000 miles. The Hitch is still working flawlessly. Highly recommend it.

Ray K - 03/30/2016


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by: Ben06/27/2017

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

Great Hitch!!! I purchased this product for my 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 8' bed. Instructions were very easy to follow. Everything looks to be of good quality. I use the Reese base rail kit RP56001-53 and it fit perfectly. It took me about 3 hours to install everything and to trim the bedliner. Took it out for a test run pulling my 5th wheel trailer that weighs about 7500lbs. Smooth is all i have to say. Just like everyone else says you will need some tools and a heavy torque wrench to do this job. Only negative thing that i have to say is that it took 2 full weeks to get everything delivered to do the installation. I would have to give etrailer a 3.8 stars for their service. 399727

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by: Terry Jordan07/17/2017

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

This is a "One year follow up" but we've actually owned and used the R16 hitch for four years. The hitch works great. We've towed our 5 ton camper approximately 10,000 miles with this hitch. This jaws on this hitch are too thick to use a plastic lube plate so I use grease. Reese may have addressed this issue by now. I don't consider it a major problem. While some people prefer a lube plate, it was beginning to drive me nuts on a previous hitch because they often fall off the fifth wheel king pin while hitching to the truck. We had one area of concern. After three years and about 7,500 miles of towing I noticed the yellow, rubber pivot bushings wearing out. An internet search revealed Reese was replacing these with improved bushings at no charge to customer. I contacted etrailer and they shipped the new rubber bushing kit to me immediately. Replacing the bushings was easy and they have held up well. 406953

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by: Tom C.12/31/2016

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

After a LOT of research, I decided on this fifth wheel hitch and now that it's installed, I am NOT disappointed at all!! Great hitch, great prices from etrailer, & great shipping service!!! I saved about 35% buying from etrailer vs. my local dealer. 328985

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by: Les R.02/02/2017

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

I took delivery of the 3 boxes from UPS this noon. Will load them up and take to the installer in a week. Will let them open the boxes which were in good to excellent condition considering the amount of weight they contained. Had to "walk" the heavy one into my garage/workshop & carry the other two. Will be installed in an '011 3/4 ton Silverado w/ 8 foot box, 2 wheel drive. Will be taking delivery of an '015 26' Canyon Trail in March. Chose this Reese hitch because of the cushioning isolators and wrap-around geared jaws. 338161

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by: Hogan06/17/2016

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

Excellent hitch. Bought it to use with a Sidewinder pin box. Had to learn to raise the pin box slightly off the hitch when unhitching to get it to unlatch. The little green light indicator just saved me a major disaster a couple days ago. I would recommend this hitch. The only reason it has 4 stars instead of 5 is that I had to fabricate a small brass shim to take up the slop between the base and the head casting. Without the shim there's a noticeable clunk on acceleration and deceleration. 262088

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by: John S.06/09/2016

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

Replaced an older Reese with the new Titan. Expected that there would be a significant reduction in 'chucking'. Some, yes, significant, no. Still an improvement over the older jaw design. Dropped right in to the existing rails. Actually went in better than the old one. I was disappointed that the tab on the handle did not align with the plate hole for locking. Had to drill through both to get an aligned hole. A QC issue for Reese. e-trailer has been excellent to work with. Will shop again. 259513

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by: gary c06/24/2016

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

Did setup of the fifth wheel hitch in about 1 hour. Based on information provided and checking on other product reviews all of the hitch figures worked out and hitch hooked up with no issues. had to read instructions a little closer to make sure everything was correct when I disconnected. I also added the correct spacer block that was recommended for the hitch. The universal block did not fit as well as the recommended one that is used with a revolution rotating turret. so far so good. 264797

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by: Lynn M.09/09/2017

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

Product shipped quickly-arrived 2nd day. Best part beside the attractively low price was FREE shipping and NO sales tax. I priced an identical hitch from a local RV store. $995 PLUS shipping to the store (est. 5-7 business days) PLUS 8.25% sales tax. And these Mom/Pop outfits wonder why they're going broke. Reese hitch is high quality, and installed on my existing above-bed rails. Everything fit perfectly. Heavy sucker, but Grandma and I (both seventy-three) got 'er done. 430518

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by: Norman T.04/24/2017

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

I ordered this hitch because of its versatility and adjustablity of height and the fact that it can be taken out of the bed of the pickup in two manageable parts. Not to heavy for an almost 70 year old man. I am going to pull a 2015 Rockwood fifth wheel. I am a long time motorhome driver pulling a flat towed vehicle but a first time 5th wheel owner. Goose neck and bumper pull trailer experience will help I am sure but ready for a new experience with the 5th wheel. 371617

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by: Dane03/16/2015

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

This is my first fifth wheel hitch to pull my first fifth wheel trailer so I don’t have anything to compare it to performance wise. But I can attest how nice it is to put in and take out of the bed of my truck. One of my hunting buddies has a fifth wheel trailer and his hitch is miserable to move in and out of his truck, and that is with 2 guys moving it. So nothing but praise so far! 178595

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by: Robert H03/13/2017

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

I just received my order to day everythings here and looks to be in good shape it took 5 days to get here weekend included.I think that's great very happy so far.I haven't installed any thing yet being 15 degrees out and no garage but when I do i know etrailer will be there to help great company I will continue to do business with them with confidence. 356005

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by: Dave M.09/23/2017

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

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. 435933

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by: Klondykejack08/31/2012

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

Service from this company as usual was excellent. They are good communicators to keep you informed. The reason I bought this was because my one year old hitch always sounded like it was falling apart with lots of cluncks and chugs when starting and stopping. Using the same rails, this one is almost silent. I am very happy with my purchase. 53651

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by: RV Hitch03/24/2015

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

Everything came as advertised, packaged well so it arrived with no damage, installed in 2 hours. Highly recommend. Pulled with it for the first time and it hooked up well. Like the green button that says it is hooked in properly. Had to align the holes that you install a pin or a lock with a drill bit but no big deal. 180590

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by: Doug D.04/28/2017

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

Great hitch especially for the price. I love this thing and looks great too!! Matches my 2015 F-150 373772

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by: Al P03/01/2015

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

I replaced a 9 yr old hitch with the RP30866. It arrived via UPS in 2 days and all the parts were in two boxes. It assembled into the old rails of the truck bed. Would have only taken about 30 mins to assemble and install but I need to make a height adjustment after dry fitting the hitch. 176509

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by: Thomas08/22/2016

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

The hitch and supporting rails were fun to install. I went on line and found a video to watch which made the installation easier. One thing that is challenging is releasing the the hitch, it can be very stiff. At times I have to kick the level out to get the hitch to release. 286410

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by: Troy09/15/2016

Review from a similar Reese R16 in Fifth Wheel

Instructions were great & installation was easy. High quality parts that looked great and are holding up well. Etrailer and Cequent (Reese's parent co.) are both great companies to deal with - extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the products they sell. 295721

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  • Suitability of Older Trucks for Towing Fifth Wheels
  • Due to the myriad of different equipment packages GM offered, finding the towing capacity of a given vehicle is not as easy as you would think. I did some research on the towing capacities of those mid 80's GM trucks. I found that as a general rule, the K series 4wd trucks has lower capacities than the C series 2wd models. I saw several references stating that a C series could tow up to 12,000 lbs or maybe more, depending how it was equipped. The best way to determine the towing capacity...
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  • Comparing Jaw Types on Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • In regards to fifth-wheel hitches, there are a number of jaw types. A slide bar jaw is found on the less expensive hitches, such as the Pro Series # PS30129. This type of jaw is a secure one for your trailer but you will notice some king pin noise and some chucking as the fit is looser. This design will automatically close around the king pin once it is in place where the double- and single-jaw models will not. The double jaw design is more snug and secure than a slide bar jaw and you...
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  • Determining Proper Height of Fifth Wheel Hitch in Truck Bed
  • Here's how to figure out the hitch height you'll need. Jack the trailer up so that it's level. Measure the distance from the underside of the pin box to the ground. Then, measure the height of the floor of the truck bed above the ground. The difference between these two measurements is the height at which you'd want your hitch. You'll want at least six inches of clearance between the top of the bed sides and the underside of the trailer loft. For a 6-3/4 inch bed, you have a few options...
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  • Differences between Curt Q20 Slider Hitch and Reese R16 Slider Hitch
  • To address your concern about the compatibility of the Reese R16 Slider Hitch, # RP30869, with the Curt Custom Rail Kit, # C16448-204, they are compatible with each other. The above bed base rails that are used with the Curt Custom kits are the industry standard above bed rails that are used by Reese and other fifth wheel hitch manufacturers. The custom aspect of the Curt rail kit is the brackets. There is no drilling (into the frame) required to install the custom brackets and they...
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  • Does the Lube Plate # 83003 come with the Reese R16 5th Wheel Hitch
  • According to my contact at Reese, the R16 fifth wheel hitch, # RP30866, and the Sliding R16 hitch, # RP30869, do not come with the custom lube plate, # 83003. At one time they were going to include the lube plate with the hitch, however, it is only included with the R20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # RP30869 and # RP30870. If you choose to go with the custom lube plate, # 83003, drilling will be required to install the plate. If you are not comfortable drilling into your hitch, you can use a 10...
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  • 2014 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed Hitch Recommendations for Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • To determine if the truck you are intending to buy can tow the trailer that you are looking at, you will need to use the following formula to determine the maximum allowable tow rating for your truck. GCW - GVW = Maximum GTW GCW: Gross Combined Weight - The actual weight of the vehicle and trailer combined. This weight should always be obtained by weighing the vehicle and the trailer together on a scale. GVW: Gross Vehicle Weight - The actual weight of the vehicle when fully loaded....
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  • Troubleshooting 5th Wheel Trailer Bucking When Towing with a 2009 Ford F-250 and a Reese R16 Hitch
  • Typically, bucking has to do with the pin weight of the fifth wheel trailer and the suspension of the truck. The height of the hitch can also have an effect on bucking. If the Reese R16 hitch is at a different height than your old hitch, then that could explain the bucking you are experiencing, especially if it is at a lower height. It is important to ensure that you are towing your trailer level with the new hitch. There is not really a simple process to eliminate bucking other than troubleshooting...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 3500 Crew Cab with 6-1/2 foot bed
  • I checked with Reese and you are correct, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56001-53 that you referenced is the correct install kit for your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed. I attached an install video for you to check out also. Since you have a short bed truck you will need a slider hitch, for that I would recommend the Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30869. This hitch has a round tube slider that will operate smoother than...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation on Lifted Short Bed 2014 Ram 2500 Without Factory Rail Kit
  • Let's start with a 5th wheel hitch for your truck. For a short box truck like your 6-foot-bed 2014 Ram 2500 you'll need a sliding 5th wheel. I recommend a round tube slider with the greatest amount of slider travel to give you the most turning clearance. Demco's 18K slider # DM8550034 offers 14-inches of travel and works with their custom base rail install kit # DM8552025-71. For a 5th wheel wiring harness use part # PK11893-11932. The 16K Reese set up you referenced, hitch # RP30869...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • With the 5.6 foot bed, a sliding hitch will not provide enough clearance between the trailer loft and the rear of your cab for your to make sharp turns. You will need to use a standard, non-sliding hitch in conjunction with a Sidewinder replacement pin box installed on your fifth wheel. The non-sliding version of the Reese Dual-Jaw 16K fifth wheel hitch, part # RP30047 would be a great choice for you, as long as the fully loaded and ready to tow weight of your fifth wheel does not exceed...
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  • Comparing the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Slider Trailer Hitches # 30869 and 30075
  • The Reese R16 5th wheel slider hitch # RP30869 is the better hitch compared to # RP30075 for a few reasons. First, the R16 has a different jaw design. Both have a dual jaw but the way they work is different. The R16 jaws pivot at the opening and each jaw has teeth that interlock with the other jaw. This creates a more secure connection with less chucking. Many of the R16 components are cast steel compared to the plate steel used by # RP30075 The R16 also has vibration dampeners for a...
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  • Dual Jaw Vs. Slide Bar Fifth Wheel Hitch Comparison
  • A slide bar fifth wheel hitch like the # 16516 that you referenced is considered an entry level fifth wheel hitch that will have a great price, but would be a bit noisier than a dual jaw hitch. The slide bar hitch allow for quite a bit more movement of the king pin while towing. When you couple that with the fact that slider hitches tend to have more movement than stationary hitches the #16516 would have quite a bit of movement. For a hitch with a dual jaw setup the part # RP30869...
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  • Is Slider 5th Wheel Hitch Needed for 2014 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • A sliding 5th wheel hitch is required for your 2014 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4-foot bed in order for you to have enough cab-to-trailer clearance for making tight turns. Adapters with offset do not change the pivot point so they will not give you more turning clearance. If you need a sliding 5th wheel hitch for your existing base rails you can use the 15K Pro Series # PS30094 for a cost-effective option; this slider hitch offer 10-inches of travel. Or for a more advanced hitch with 11-inches...
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  • Will Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Work with a Mor/Ryde Pin Box
  • The Reese R16 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30869 accepts industry standard king pins which are used on all 5th wheel trailers so it will work with the hitch. But there are some limiting factors. For example, this R16 is a slider hitch. If the pin box you are getting is one that locks out the pivot point at the hitch and moves it back, you can still use this hitch but do not slide it back. That puts too much stress on the system. If it is an air ride pin box and not an extension like...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch And Wiring Harness For 2013 Toyota Tundra With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • For your 2013 Tundra with the 6-1/2 ft bed you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch so you can execute turns and keep your trailer from hitting the truck cab. I recommend the Reese Titan, part # RP30869. This hitch features a round-tube slider and a dual-jaw system. The serrated jaws provide an even connection to the king pin and the hitch also has an indicator that is easily seen to make sure you have a secure hookup to the trailer. This slider has a height adjustment from 14 to 18...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Making Noise Burning Starts and Stops
  • What you are experiencing is normal for just about all 5th wheel trailer hitches, especially sliders. You are likely hearing the slider clunk in the rails but some hitches have some head movement too and it is not outside the realm of possibility that it too is making noise. Felt padding is not likely going to do much since the forces involved is several thousand pounds pushing around on the hitch. Using an air ride pin box on the trailer will reduce the chucking but you are still...
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  • Compatibility of Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rail Adapter to B&W Patriot Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Curt X5 adapter you mentioned, part # C16210 is indeed compatible with a sliding fifth wheel hitch like the B&W Patriot, part # BWRVK3270, but the adapter IS NOT compatible with your Reese Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck hitch you currently have. Unfortunately, Reese doesn't offer a rail adapter similar to the X5 that's compatible with their gooseneck hitches. Reese offers a High Rise Adapter, part # 9480-5W that'll work on long bed trucks, but short bed trucks need to use a sliding hitch...
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  • Will Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Round Tube Slider Fit a Short Bed 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • The Reese R16, # RP30869 can be used in your 2011 Chevy Silverado. It also fits the standard above the bed rails. If your truck is a 1500, use custom installation kit # RP50064-58. If it is a 2500 or 3500, use # RP50066-58. I have included link to the installation instructions and videos for each kit for you.
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  • Best Slider 5th wheel Hitch for 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • For your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with a short bed let's first start with a fifth wheel installation kit. For that you would want the Reese Custom installation kit part # RP50142-58. This is a custom install kit that will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling. Now for a sliding hitch I would recommend the Reese R16 Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch part # RP30869. This has a round tube slider which operates smoother than a square tube, has a cushioned head...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Options for a 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed Towing a Montana High Country 5th Wheel
  • Since you have a short bed truck, I would recommend either a sliding fifth wheel hitch or a Sidewinder pin box. The Sidewinder will replace the OEM pin box that is currently on the trailer, but that would give you the best turning clearance for your truck and trailer. Fifth wheel manufacturers have began using extended pin boxes on some of their trailers to improve turning clearance, but trucks with beds shorter than 8ft almost always require either a sliding hitch or a Sidewinder pin...
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  • Which Replacement Head Assembly Fits a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Square Tube Slider
  • The Reese round tube slider for 5th wheel trailer hitches # RP50024 is the appropriate fit for the Reese R16 5th wheel # RP30869. The Reese # RP30869 will not fit on the Reese square tube slider # RP30051. The replacement head assembly is # RP58146 if you just need to replace the head on your slider base.
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  • Rough Ride Quality Towing Jayco 5th Wheel with ProSeries 16K Slider Hitch # PS30857
  • I was not able to find any order history for you, however the ProSeries entry-level 5th wheel hitch # PS30857 that you referenced is intended to deliver good basic performance at a cost-effective price point. We do offer other 16K-rated hitches that include additional features for better ride quality and these include the Reese R16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30869. This hitch, shown in the linked video, incorporates a serrated dual-jaw design for better king pin contact...
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  • Can I Lower The 16K Reese 5th Wheel Head As Low As It Goes With Replacement Leg Kit Installed?
  • I reached out to Cequent Tech Support who makes Reese Hitches to ask about your specific issue. We think we have a solution for you based on fitment. If you have the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Square Tube Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs, # RP30051, then you have the right replacement legs with the # RP30727, and you will be able to adjust the hitch completely without issue. However, if you have the Reese Titan 16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider - Serrated Dual Jaw -...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recomendation on 2017 Ram 2500 6 Foot Bed and Factory Tow Package
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 will travel 14 inches to give you more turning clearance with your 2017 Ram 2500. The biggest advantage of the Hijacker is that it slides automatically so you don't have to exit your truck to slide the hitch whenever you're making a sharp turn. However, its largest drawback is that it weighs over 200 pounds so it can be difficult getting in and out of your truck. To use this with your Ram you'll need the Rail Adapter # DM6099 as well. For a...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • Yes, it is very much possible to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2017 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 foot bed. There are just 2 things you will need; a hitch and an installation kit. For the hitch I recommend the Demco 13K HiJacker # DM8550040. This hitch has 22-1/2 inches of travel to provide clearance when making tight turns. A regular slider hitch will not have enough travel and the trailer will likely hit the truck cab when turning. Another great feature of this hitch is that is slides automatically!...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Short Box
  • A sliding fifth wheel hitch is recommended on all short bed trucks which will allow you additional clearance when making turns while towing. Numerous options are available for sliding fifth wheel hitches to fit your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado and have included a link which lists all of the available sliding hitches for your vehicle. One option is the Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch with Slide Bar Jaw, # 16516, and Custom Installation Kit, # C16418-204. This hitch offers a 16,000 pound towing capacity...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Comparisons for a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The biggest difference between the different Pro-Series hitches that you referenced will be the jaw design and the slider design. The jaw designs range from the economy slide-bar jaw which will make the most noise while towing, the middle of the road standard double jaw which will offer a quieter ride, and finally the premium single-hook jaw that will offer the quietest ride. And then for the slider design there are square tube sliders and round tube sliders. The square-tube sliders...
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  • Can a Slider 5th Wheel Trailer be Used in the Lowest Height Setting
  • For all slider hitches, including Reese R16 # RP30869 you will not be able to use the lowest height setting. The hitch will not be able to slide properly if you tried to use it in the lowest position. Modifying the hitch will void its warranty and make it potentially unsafe for use. The pin box on the trailer could also be raised which would lower the overall height of the front of the trailer. But you need to make sure you have 4 to 6 inches of space between the tops of the bed sides...
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  • Comparing Husky Silver Series 5th-Wheel Hitch HT31326-32042 to Reese R16 for a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The # HT31326-32042 Husky Silver Series fifth-wheel hitch and # RP30869 Reese R16 hitch are fairly similar as far as construction quality, but there are a couple notable differences. First, the Husky hitch uses a single jaw to wrap around the trailer king pin while the R16 has two jaws that fully encircle the king pin. Both jaw styles are intended to make as much contact with the king pin as possible, but the R16 jaws offer more surface contact and would keep the clanking noise down better...
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