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Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs

Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs

Item # DM8550045-5W
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Use your truck for more than towing and want a hitch that can come apart to make it super easy to move by yourself
  • Just bought a fifth wheel but also have a gooseneck trailer and want to use the same truck to tow either one
  • Like having a simple, straight-forward hitch

No, if you:

  • Get annoyed by having to tweak and adjust things like the set bolt, which can loosen over time
  • Have an eye for details and would be bothered by chipped paint that could eventually lead to rust
  • Have a Sidewinder or Revolution king pin or anything else that would change the pivot point of your trailer
Heavy-duty fifth-wheel hitch comes in 2 lightweight pieces for fast, easy installation. Sturdy wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hook up and helps limit chucking. Polyurethane bumpers ensure a smooth ride. 1-833-496-1390 to order Demco fifth wheel hitch part number DM8550045-5W or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Demco Fifth Wheel Hitch - DM8550045-5W

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • Demco
  • Aftermarket Below Bed Rails
  • Double Pivot
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 15-1/2 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 5250 lbs Vertical Load

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel hitch comes in 2 lightweight pieces for fast, easy installation. Sturdy wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hook up and helps limit chucking. Polyurethane bumpers ensure a smooth ride.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Wraparound, single-piece jaw provides a secure connection
    • 360-Degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws
  • 3/4" Thick, solid steel locking bar reinforces the connection of your coupled trailer
    • Automatically locks into place when the jaw closes
  • Double-pivot hitch head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front to back and side to side
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Cushioning polyurethane dampeners help reduce noise and absorb road shock
  • Spring-loaded handle with comfort grip allows for simple coupling
    • Tethered safety pin lets you secure the handle in the open or the closed position
  • Sturdy steel construction with rust-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Lightweight, 2-piece design makes installation and removal quick and easy
  • Custom underbed mounting kit (sold separately) required for installation
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 21,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height settings: 15-1/2", 17-1/4", and 18"
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Note: This fifth-wheel hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes.


Secure Wraparound Jaw with Locking Bar

Single Dimensions

The single-piece, strong wraparound jaw completely surrounds your trailer's king pin for 360 degrees of contact. This wraparound jaw provides a more secure connection than standard 2-piece jaws that close in on the king pin from the sides. The increased jaw-to-king-pin contact on the Recon hitch offers tighter tolerances around the king pin, which minimizes both rattle and chucking, for a smooth, quiet ride.


A 3/4" thick solid steel locking bar spans the area in front of the jaw. This bar provides an added barrier of protection against accidental disconnection so you can have peace of mind that your trailer is secure. The locking bar is attached to the jaw and to the spring-loaded handle. The bar automatically locks when the jaw closes around your king pin.


Double-Pivot, Cushioned Hitch Head

Side PivotPin

The double pivoting, cushioned head improves your towing experience dramatically by helping to reduce jarring and unwanted noise. Built-in pins allow the hitch head to pivot back and forth and side to side. And hookup is easy because the hitch head will automatically pivot to the proper angle when it comes into contact with your pin box.


Polyurethane dampeners help to cushion the movement from the pivoting head and to reduce towing noise. These dampeners are built into the head assembly to cushion the head's side-to-side pivoting.


Easy Installation

This hitch is designed to attach to the 2-5/16" ball on your custom underbed installation kit (sold separately).


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Assembling the hitch is quick and easy because of its lightweight, 2-piece design. First, attach the base to the 2-5/16" ball. A coupler pin is installed underneath the ball and the coupler is tightened to keep the Recon secure. Then simply slide the head assembly into the opening in the base. There are 3 different height settings to choose from - just slide the head up or down to find your desired height.


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Once you have chosen your desired height, use the included pin to secure the head to the base. Finally, tighten the bolt to eliminate any movement and rattle.



6169 Head for Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
6201 Base Assembly for Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 21 K
8550045 Demco Recon 2-Piece 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch - 21,000 lbs

Installation Details DM8550045-5W Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM8550045-5W Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs - DM8550045-5W

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (50 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel hitch comes in 2 lightweight pieces for fast, easy installation. Sturdy wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hook up and helps limit chucking. Polyurethane bumpers ensure a smooth ride.

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So far so good pulling my fifth wheel around. I went this route so I could have dual purpose and not corner myself with just a drop in plate with my trucks factory fifth wheel package. No issues with this hitch, locks tight and no slop.


Comments
Excellent hitch to date and still very happy. Have pulled my fifth wheel around the country with zero issues. I see people with $1800 hitches that have minor slop and problems hooking up at minor funny angles. This hitch is strong, simple, and very secure. No slop.
Todd - 10/05/2022


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I like it’s design and how it sits in the bed. It seems to want to rotate some while pulling. I see some reviews that other people are having this problem also. Some have put a bolt down through the base into the truck bed. I haven’t wanted to do that as of yet. Otherwise I like the hitch.




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Ultra Fast shipping and delivery Josh in costumer service awesome for getting dimensions quickly from Demco not listed easy install just waiting on RV to arrive to go pick it up.




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Very noisy!! Makes you think something broke. It’s good if you don’t want to break the bank. But when parking you’ll hear the loud noises coming from the hitch. Other than that it works fine.


Comments
I have a solution to your issue. The bag with the bolt and nut for the hitch handle should have came with a small round dampener that stops the hitch head from flopping back and forth in the truck. The urethane compresses under a load so it does not restrict the fore and aft movement when coupled. Before you attach the hitch head to the saddle assembly the dampener will need to be installed. Simply press it into the hole that is punched into the bottom side of the hitch as shown in Figure A of the instructions: https:cdn.demco-products.comdocumentsHJ26169.pdf
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/21/2021


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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Easy install. This set up makes switching between 5th wheel and Gooseneck a breeze.




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I like the ability to remove the entire hitch and only leave a small round plug on the bed floor.




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Love it. It works well




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2020 Ram 3500

It is heavier built than I expected, haven't gotten to use it yet, but I'm itching to. Extremely happy with the set up of the hitch. The welds are all clean and solid. I will write another review after my first use. But overall I'm extremely happy with the hitch so far. Good job Demco and thank you etrailer for a very easy and stress free transaction.




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I like the hitch but for some reason after a long trip it seems to get loose and buck a little bit even after I torque it to spec! Other than that it's a great hitch.




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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Easy to read and install. Just received it although it covers my safety chain brackets, should be a easy fit!




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2017 Ram 2500

Great product




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As described




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2018 Ram 3500




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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


This is a really nice hitch for the money. Extremely easy to installl for one person. I can’t wait to pull my camper with it. The only problem I had was how badly damaged the package was when delivered. Fortunately the hitch was not damaged. The picture shows how it was when I got it.




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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


It was a SOB! getting it installed, welding process warped feet and did not just fit into place as expected. It took some coaxing with a nine pounder on the feet tabs to fit my rails, luckily mild carbon steel is workable, however it did upset the finish. A QA check needs to be done on final dimensions prior to powder coating!


Comments
The Recon is designed to work with industry standard rails however we have seen rails that were not installed correctly in the bed or shifted so that it is throwing off the hole positioning as the rails are independent of each other. I would recommend measuring the rails to ensure that the front to back measurement is 29 inches and the side to side measurement is 22 inches.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/19/2021
Worked great. However after being shocked by high fuel prices and a couple of trips we sold 5th wheel and down sized to a TT, You want to buy a slightly used Demco Hitch?
Ed - 10/12/2022


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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The truck that got the install is a 2002 Ford F350 Super Duty 7.3 L Diesel dually. The Demco Recon 5th wheel hitch (DM8550043) looks like a well made, heavy duty hitch. All the welds are precise and well done. I like the single wrap around jaw with the real thick bar that backs that up. The handle that pulls out to unlock the jaw moves with ease and locks in the out position when the jaw opens. When the king pin comes in contact with the back of jaw, the jaw wraps around the king pin, the handle closes, you put in the safety pin and your ready to go RVing. I chose the Husky Custom Rails and installation kit (HT31405-686) for my install. The reason I chose these rails over the ones that etrailer had matched up for the hitch is, I had previously installed a set of Airlift Airbags and I didn't want the rail install to interfere with the airbags. It was a good choice, there was no interference at all. If I had not had the bags, I would have chose the rails and install kit that require no drilling. Drilling the holes went very fast and easy, it was torking the rear bolts down that was very difficult. There was not enough room to get a wrench of any kind around the nut. I wound up using a set of vise grips on the nut while a friend of mine torked the bolt slowly from above.

All and all I'm happy with the product and I'll give another review in a year.


Comments
This Demco 21K fifth wheel hitch is a great piece of equipment. I have pulled my 40 Heartland Bighorn fifth wheel as far north and west as Wisconsin and south and east as Florida. It has performed like I thought it should and beyond. I am sure glad that I chose the Recon over any of the more expensive brands. Its a real performer and it looks pretty cool too!
Harvey - 03/03/2020


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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Seems to be a well built hitch and the 3 piece design is VERY nice in the load/unload space. Why this received 3 stars is that it was missing parts and the base was beat up badly (cosmetic) when received. Missing parts included the pins to connect the base to the rails and the pin to connect the neck to the base. Not usable at this point. Etrailer is sending out the parts, and I'll contact Demco for new stickers. Will update review and photos once I have used it.




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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Looks great nice workmanship. Easy to install.

Packaging on large components should be changed??? Need custom molded styrofoam to slide on two sieds and hold product in shipping box. Will include pictures of delivered packages




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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


This hitch with the Airbourne Sidewinder worked great with the 2018 Ram 2500 Mega cab short bed with Ram boxes. Can maneuver a 90 degree turn without issue. Still have to get trailer lifted higher to get the trailer nose lowered, but for the complicated research we had on the right combo, this is tested and verified




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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Rugged product, easy to install, quick latch system. easy to remove. Purchased the Reese adapter with this hitch, and installation was easy. Some minor adjustments with the cam over lugs, and setting the hitch posts into the adapter. Overall very easy set up. Looks good, and can be taken apart in pieces, for ease of removal and installation, after set up. Ordering was simple and all parts came in about a week.




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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Ordered hitch late Wednesday evening and received early afternoon on Friday, that is super fast delivery. Two cartons received with no damage and all parts were there as expected. It looks exactly as advertised online and it was at a great price. AND FREE SHIPPING.
Also made in the USA.
I am replacing my Demco Hi Jacker Auto Slider that weighs approximately 300 lbs with the Demco Recon that according to the shipping labels weighs 91 lbs. It will be installed on a Ford F150 with 5 1/2 ft bed and fiver with a Lippert Turning Point Pin box.




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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


This was an upgrade from the dealer installed hitch. Best purchase since I didn't know how much longer the old hitch would last. After purchase, I was at the dealership and saw they were now selling the same hitch. Solid and rattle free.


Comments
Excellent
Jane S - 04/09/2021


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Review from a similar Recon in Fifth Wheel Hitch


works every time has never failed, replaced a curt 20k that i used for 10 years,lots of times it wouldnt click and lock .easy to use no chucking.very happy with this hitch.3 years ago i installed air lift air bags ,love them too!!etrailer is a great place to buy from


Comments
real well,hooks up easily,the bolt that snugs up hitch head broke in half,called denco and had a new one in 4 days.very satisfied with hitch
robert k - 11/12/2020

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