Reese 5th Wheel Hitch: New Reese 5th Wheel Hitch 20K Lineup 2017

Reese is a household name in the heavy towing industry and each Reese 5th wheel hitch in their 20K lineup for 2017 continues their tradition of innovation and quality.  Since 1952, Reese has been exceeding industry standards with designs that have made them the brand of choice when high performance is the goal and the 2013 Gold Winner in the Trailer Life Readers’ Choice 5th Wheel Hitch category.  When you buy a Reese 5th wheel hitch, you also get a safety-minded design that comes from years of experience in 5th wheel hitch technology.

Reese 5th Wheel Hitch: Titan 30870 20K Main ViewWhile there is a Reese 5th wheel hitch for just about every application, our focus in this article is their popular line of 20K 5th wheel hitches.  They feature innovative designs that are easy to use and quality construction that translates to durability and long life.

 

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With some comprehensive research on RV forums, towing forums, social media, retail sites, and customer review sites, we were able to determine that Reese makes one of the most popular and highly rated lines of 20K 5th wheel hitches available.

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at their updated lineup and see if one of these great 5th wheel hitches is the best 5th wheel hitch for your needs!

Just a note that all the hitches in our list require a rails & installation kit which is typically sold separately from the Reese 5th wheel hitch.

Reese 5th Wheel Hitch: New Reese 5th Wheel Hitch 20K Lineup

#1 – REESE Titan 30867 Fifth Wheel 20K Capacity Hitch

Reese 5th Wheel Hitch: Titan 30867 20K Main ViewThe REESE Titan 30867 Fifth Wheel 20K Capacity Hitch features a new customized grip control handle that eliminates the need for a separate latch along with a high-visibility system lock and load design.  It also has a quadruple vibration isolator system for vertical and longitudinal vibration dampening and improved ride.  This SAE J2638 compliant fifth wheel hitch system is fatigue and static tested to 900,000 cycles for durability and long life.

Reese 5th Wheel Hitch Features

  • 20K lbs. capacity with 5,000 lbs. pin weight capacity and vertical adjustability from 14-1/4 to 18-1/4 inches
  • Contoured handle with customized grip
  • New control eliminates the need for a separate latch
  • High visibility for system lock and load
  • Premium Reese Arch with pin mounting holes that better align with current rail kits for a tighter setup
  • SAE J2638 Compliant based on heavy duty accelerated life cycle criteria developed by SAE for 5th wheel designs
  • Fatigue and static tested to pass 900,000 cycles
  • Sidewinder compatible
  • New cast head has commercial durability and strength, improved head funneling for king pin to latch, and a patent pending king pin indicator for high visibility
  • Cast Jam System features a double jaw mechanism that is heavier for longer wear, has improved tolerances, eliminates chucking in the jaw system, and has added grease points for improved life and wear
  • Cast Pivot Beam incorporates a quadruple vibration isolator system for vertical and longitudinal vibration dampening and improved ride, wider mounting for better stability and reduced wear, and easier assembly of cast pivot beam to cross member
  • Head and pivot beam can offset 1″ front or rear to maximize performance
  • Custom lube plate included
  • Black powder-coated finish
  • Dimensions are 8L x 1W x 11H inches and it weighs 160 lbs.
  • Limited lifetime warranty

 

 

#2 – REESE 30081 Fifth Wheel 20K Load Capacity Hitch

Reese 5th Wheel Hitch: 30081 20K Main ViewPart of Reese’s Elite Series, the REESE 30081 Fifth Wheel 20K Load Capacity Hitch features a heavy-duty stamped steel head design that looks just like the ones on big rigs.  It has a 4-way pivoting head that can pivot front and back and 6-inches side to side.  With quick and easy installation, strong performance, and easy removal in just seconds, you will be able to quickly convert your truck for either hauling or towing.

Features

  • 20K lbs. capacity with 5,000 lbs. pin weight capacity and vertical adjustability from 13-1/4 to 17 inches
  • Tough, heavy-duty stamped steel head looks just like the ones on big rigs
  • 4-way head pivot including front to back and 6-inches side to side
  • King pin indicator
  • Increased king pin contact design
  • Wider 9-inch king pin funnel area
  • Forged single jaw with self-latching jaw design
  • Black powder-coated finish
  • Dimensions are 12.8L x 6.2W x 16H inches and it weighs 120 lbs.
  • Limited lifetime warranty

 

 









 

 

#3 – REESE 30083 Fifth Wheel 20K Load Capacity Hitch

Reese 5th Wheel Hitch: 30083 20K Main ViewAnother Elite Series Reese 5th wheel hitch, the REESE 30083 Fifth Wheel 20K Load Capacity Hitch is also made from heavy-duty stamped head that can pivot 4 ways including front and back and 6-inches side to side. This Reese gooseneck hitch features quick and easy installation/removal that gives you full access to your truck bed when you need it.  With a 20K lbs. load capacity and 5,000 lbs. pin weight capacity, this is one tough Reese 5th wheel hitch that can handle a variety of towing tasks.

Features

  • 20K lbs. capacity with 5,000 lbs. pin weight capacity and vertical adjustability from 15-1/4 to 17-3/4 inches
  • Tough, heavy-duty stamped steel head looks just like the ones on big rigs
  • 4-way head pivot including front to back and 6-inches side to side
  • King pin indicator
  • Increased king pin contact design
  • Wider 9-inch king pin funnel area
  • Forged single jaw with self-latching jaw design
  • Black powder-coated finish
  • Dimensions are 12.75L x 6.75W x 16H inches and it weighs 189 lbs.
  • Limited lifetime warranty

 

 

#4 – REESE 30084 Fifth Wheel 20K Capacity Hitch

Reese 5th Wheel Hitch: 30084 20K Main ViewThis Elite Series REESE 30084 Fifth Wheel 20K Capacity Hitch includes the heavy-duty stamped head that pivots four ways front to back and 6-inches side to side.  Its 20K lbs. load capacity and 5,000 lbs. pin weight capacity gives you the capability to handle a variety of tough towing jobs.  Its quick and easy installation and removal design delivers full access to your truck bed anytime you need it.

Features

  • 20K lbs. capacity with 5,000 lbs. pin weight capacity and vertical adjustability from 14-3/4 to 17-1/4 inches
  • Tough, heavy-duty stamped steel head looks just like the ones on big rigs
  • 4-way head pivot including front to back and 6-inches side to side
  • King pin indicator
  • Increased king pin contact design
  • Wider 9-inch king pin funnel area
  • Forged single jaw with self-latching jaw design
  • Black powder-coated finish
  • Dimensions are 12.75L x 6.75W x 16H inches and it weighs 232 lbs.
  • Limited lifetime warranty

 

#5 – REESE Titan 30870 Fifth Wheel 20K Capacity Hitch

Reese 5th Wheel Hitch: Titan 30870 20K Main ViewAnother member of the Reese Titan series, the REESE Titan 30870 Fifth Wheel 20K Capacity Hitch has all the features the Titan series is known for including Premium Reese Arch, high-visibility for system lock and load, SAEJ2638 compliance, Cast Head, Cast Jam System, and Cast Pivot Beam. Its new customized grip control handle eliminates the need for a separate latch and this Reese hitch has a high-visibility system lock and load design.  Its Cast Pivot Beam design has a quadruple vibration isolator system for vertical and longitudinal vibration dampening and improved ride.

Features

  • 20K lbs. capacity with 5,000 lbs. pin weight capacity and vertical adjustability from 16-3/4 to 19-1/2 inches
  • Contoured handle with customized grip
  • New control on this Reese trailer hitch eliminates the need for a separate latch
  • High visibility for system lock and load
  • Premium Reese Arch with pin mounting holes that better align with current rail kits for a tighter setup
  • SAE J2638 Compliant based on heavy duty accelerated life cycle criteria developed by SAE for 5th wheel designs
  • Fatigue and static tested to pass 900,000 cycles
  • Sidewinder compatible
  • New cast head has commercial durability and strength, improved head funneling for king pin to latch, and a patent pending king pin indicator for high visibility
  • Cast Jam System features a double jaw mechanism that is heavier for longer wear, has improved tolerances, eliminates chucking in the jaw system, and has added grease points for improved life and wear
  • Cast Pivot Beam incorporates a quadruple vibration isolator system for vertical and longitudinal vibration dampening and improved ride, wider mounting for better stability and reduced wear, and easier assembly of cast pivot beam to cross member
  • Head and pivot beam can offset 1″ front or rear to maximize performance
  • Custom lube plate included
  • Black powder-coated finish
  • Dimensions are 11L x 8.5W x 12.75H inches and it weighs 194.35 lbs.
  • Limited lifetime warranty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reese 5th Wheel Hitch Comparison

 

 

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A 5th wheel hitch allows you to connect your gooseneck trailer to your pickup truck and is designed for heavier applications.  We sincerely hope that this article has provided you with valuable information about each 20K Reese 5th wheel hitch that is part of their lineup for 2017.





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