5th Wheel Hitch for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 8-Foot Bed Towing 5th Weighing 10,500 Pounds Loaded

Question:

I have a 2015 Chevy 2500 long bed and plan to tow a fifth wheel weighing 10,500 lb. fully loaded. Which hitch will be more reliable, durable, and easy to hook up. I have heard about some problems with the 16K hitch with a plastic lube plate getting stuck closed. I also notice that on the 16k hitch it looks like the king pin could hit the lower area of the jaws if it comes in too low. Which hitch the 20K 30081 or the 16k 30866

Expert Reply:

As long as the weight capacity of a fifth wheel hitch is greater than the gross vehicle weight rating of your trailer, it wouldn't matter which fifth wheel hitch you choose.

With that said, I highly recommend the Reese Titan 16 fifth wheel trailer hitch # RP30866 because it receive awesome reviews. It's easy to hookup and will feature a dual-jaw design for a strong connection. The durability is top notch because it went through vigorous testing cycles in both fatigue and static testing. The lube plate is separate, and I would go with the custom plate # 83003 and requires drilling to mount to your fifth wheel head.

We have seen a couple lube plates get stuck with Sidewinder fifth wheel hitches, but none on regular fifth wheel hitches. I contacted our representative at Reese and he hasn't had any issues either unless the lube plate was damaged.

The custom base rails are the Reese # RP56001-53 and will mount to existing holes in your truck frame.

expert reply by:

Ask The Experts a Question >>




Products Referenced in This Question



Product Page this Question was Asked From


Similar Expert Q&A Pages

See More Q&A Expert Answers >>




^
About Us
photos and videos
1,056,204

Original Photos & Videos

Produced to make sure you know what you are getting and you get exactly what you need.

installations
35,570

Installations Completed

To make sure products work and fit the way they are supposed to.

etrailer call center
2,476,511

Phone Calls & Emails Answered

1,125,924 phone calls and 1,350,587 emails to help find the right solution.

etrailer training
400+

Average Hours of Product Training

We get to know our products firsthand so experts can better help you.

etrailer service
71

Years of Quality Customer Service

Assisting our neighbors and customers, face to face at the counter.

etrailer experts
193,357

Pages of Expert Information

Created to make sure you have all the answers to your questions, from real experts.