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Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 27,000 lbs

Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 27,000 lbs

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Like being able to back-up to your king pin and hook up without having to get out to open and close the jaws each time
  • Tow with a dually truck or aren't super tall and like having a longer handle to make it easier to throw open the jaws
  • Have a pin box that doesn't extend down very far and need a hitch that sits almost even with your bed rails

No, if you:

  • Don't want to do the extra work needed to clear out paint in bolt holes and threads
  • Use a tonneau cover often and don't want to have to take out the hitch to close it
Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has a 1-piece, wraparound jaw and easy-to-see lock indicator for maximum safety and security. Fully articulating head with large landing area and kingpin target make hookup a snap. 1-636-306-4830 to order Reese fifth wheel hitch part number RP46FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 27,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 27000 lbs GTW
  • Reese
  • Above Bed Rails
  • Premium - Single-Hook Jaw
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 6750 lbs Vertical Load

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has a 1-piece, wraparound jaw and easy-to-see lock indicator for maximum safety and security. Fully articulating head with large landing area and kingpin target make hookup a snap.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Single-piece, always-ready Talon jaw wraps around king pin to ensure proper connection
    • Design offers superior jaw-to-king-pin contact for maximum security and minimum rattle
    • Jaw is always ready to receive so you don't have to open the hitch before hooking up
  • High pin lockout ensures proper engagement
    • Tow/No Tow indicator is visible from cab and next to bed
  • Fully articulating head with extra-large landing area eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • V-notch makes it easy to target the king pin as you back up
    • Built-in shock-dampening technology absorbs road shock
  • Ergonomic, easy-to-reach handle lets you secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Can be operated with just 2 fingers
  • Wide center section creates solid, stable towing experience
  • Improved cab clearance is achieved with offset design
    • Head can be offset by 1-1/2" front or rear
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Simple installation with base rails and installation kit (sold separately)
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed base rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, powder coat finish
    • Zinc handle, latches and jaw resist corrosion


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 27,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,750 lbs
  • Hitch height settings: 14", 16", or 18"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


30927 Replacement Legs for Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Industry Standard Base Rails - 27,000 lbs

30892 Replacement Head Assembly for Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for OEM - Single Jaw

30894 Replacement Center Section for Reese M5 5th Wheel Hitch - 27K

30929

Item # RP46FR

Installation Details RP46FR Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Single Jaw - 27,000 lbs - RP46FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (317 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has a 1-piece, wraparound jaw and easy-to-see lock indicator for maximum safety and security. Fully articulating head with large landing area and kingpin target make hookup a snap.

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This is my second Reese 5th. wheel hitch. My first was the 16K. We upgraded to a 44Ft. toy hauler and I stayed with Reese. My first hitch did as expected and so far I have nothing bad to say about this one. Works well and is easy to hitch and unhitch. Very dependable.




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Fit great and works great very simple to use see the green and you know it’s fully engaged




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Great experience! Fast delivery. Will definitely use them again!




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Great product, Great dealing with E tra iler.




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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


We are so very pleased with our 27K hitch! The order process was easy and delivery was very fast. We have used a Reese hitch for years now. We just upgraded our fifth wheel RV and it wieghs in at 16K our old hitch was an 18K hitch so we were within 2K of max weight. We felt that that was too close so we went big, it feels (pulls) better and I feel more safe knowing that we have plenty of hitch. Thank you for such great products.
Jason and Patricia


Comments
The hitch is amazing, we have been pulling our 42 fifthwheel all over and its like it isnt even there. No pops or squeaks either. Very very pleased.
Patricia - 08/22/2022


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


This would be a three but etrailer's customer service is excellent. Everyone I've dealt with has been exceptional.

Reese needs to get their act together. Three month backorder (okay COVID-19 has everyone backed up). Finally get the order and the release handle grip is destroyed, just crumbled almost like it was cooked. I have to adjust the pucks, which is expected, but Reese installed the Carter pins, which are a [beast] to remove in order to adjust the puck, suggestion Reese just leave them out for the installer to install. The the final [blow] from Reese on top of their otherwise great paint job, the bolt holes for the assembly are filled with paint, Reese howabout running a thread chase through these threads so the installer doesn't risk cross threading the bolt, it's just the small things that would make an otherwise outstanding hitch better.


Comments
Thanks for your words. Customer Service will reach out to you about the broken handle.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/16/2021
Aside from my initial comments this hitch has been great. No issues at all.
James, M - 08/11/2022


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Tried to install this on a 2001 Chevy Silverado 3500, dual rear wheel, long bed, 4x4, diesel engine truck. The clamp style mounting simply does not work. The ONLY way I can see this working is by drilling added holes in the frame of the truck at the front end of the side plates. This is because of a bend in the frame at the clamp location. Also at this location the frame is boxed in and any bolt holes will be hidden. Bolts would have to fished in with bolt wires.


Comments
I see that you are stuck on some parts of this installation. I have gotten in contact with one of our technicians and they had mentioned that you should be able to find what you need in the instructions on page 5. https:www.reeseprod.comproduct-assetsinstallN30926.pdf
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/04/2022


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The installation video was great and assembling the hitch went very well. I have a tonneau cover and it mentioned that you may need to place the handle upside down. I actually attached mine right side up and just tilted the hitch to that side and had plenty of space to close the cover.




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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Just received yesterday, will be having it installed on Monday and will be pulling my new camper home next Saturday. Will update afterwards with pics


Comments
Still works good, but every once in a while it dosent want to latch around the kingpin.
Jeff - 10/09/2022


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Overall I’m happy with how the M5 functions. The assembly instructions were a little vague which meant I had to do it twice. I am disappointed in how the side accent panels are (were) attached. ALL the cheap little panel fasteners were broken and so I’m operating without them. I’ll keep the nylon spacers and use bolts instead of that plastic garbage. I would have sent it back if it were not for taking delivery of my camper the next day.


Comments
I have reached out to the manufacturer and they are shipping out new fasteners. I will email you the tracking information.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/12/2022


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I have used your product for many years and have always been very happy. On the installation and assembly I have the following comments. To qualify myself, I spent many years running facilities that builds equipment for distribution all over the world.

Someone needs to have a discussion with your assembly Supervisor and Technicians about installing the cotter pins on the crown nuts. They obviously KNOW they are going to have to be removed to adjust the BY HAND tightness that has to be done during the installation process because they send (4) extra cotter pins for replacement purposes. I would recommend that the assembler or technician bend the pin just enough to keep it in the CROWN NUT DURING SHIPPING with an explicit WARNING that states "FULLY SET COTTER PINS AFTER FINAL HAND TIGHTNING ADJUSTMENT". The way mine came in, It was a pure pain in the ass to get them out.... the technician had hammered them flat to the top of the bolt. If I were your company, I would be concerned about the people that did not adjust the puck clearance because of the pain in the ass it is to get the pins out. (I just happened to have all the tool to do this, I'm sure a lot of people don't). Apparently your QC department only spot checks the pull handles for fitment on the slide plate. I had to open mine up to make it fit. Also, you could use prevailing torque nuts for connecting this arm and do away with the lock washer. I would say the device is very good as it is now. It would be Fantastic with more thought given for the installer concerning the cotter pin issue. I have looked at many of the Ratings and it seems the cotter pin issue is the number 1 issue. The paint on the threads is common on everything that is powder coated. I hope this helps your company. Oh, I changed my rating to a 5 star because I really like the final product




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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


After a lot of research, I chose the Reese M5. The design is great. Assembly was a breeze, and it installs and removes very easily. The fitment with my 2019 Silverado puck system is perfect. I am much more comfortable with the single jaw hitch and with the M5's Easy Latching Handle, its a breeze to hitch and unhitch. etrailers price made it an even easier decision. Sometimes a lower price means a lower quality. Absolutely not the case here with etrailer. Couldn't be more happy with this purchase, Reese and etrailer


Comments
This is my first fifth wheel so it makes sense that it is my first 5th wheel hitch. Well, I couldnt be happier with the M5. It is very user friendly. The Red Green indicator gives me peace of mind when hitching up and knowing I am securely locked in. I am in the construction trades and need the full bed of my truck frequently. Removing the M5 is a breeze whenever I need to haul or transport something. I would buy again and definitely recommend the M5. 100 Satisfied. Thanks Reese and etrailer.
Mark L - 07/09/2021


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Installed into a 2022 GMC Sierra 3500 AT4. Assembly was fairly straightforward. Shipping was fast. I haven't used it yet, but this is my second Reese hitch. I purchased this one because of the always ready to receive option, and the locked not locked indicator.




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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Installed in a 2018 GMC 3500 LB SRW

Overall
it was really easy to put together. Its light enough move in and out and very sturdy. I did not have a clearance issue with the Backflip cover regarding the stock handle. See pics.

Just a heads up, I had an issue with the threading in the legs, etrailer was very understanding and sent me out replacements supper fast. I contacted Reese regarding paint guncked up in the threading and they were aware of the issue, they recommended running a wire brush or a tap to clean it out.


Comments
One year later. No issues. I get complemens about how easy the hitch is to use, the ability to slide stuff under it, and how much room I still have in the bed with the hitch in. Would buy again.
Ed - 03/23/2021


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Very good design, fairly easy straight forward install on my new 2022 Chevy 3500 Drw with puck system in floor of body




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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Great hitch! Went together as per the instructions, pulls our 20,000 lbs 5th wheel great. Love the positive "Green" when the pin is in place as well as the wrap around jaw, real selling points for me.


Comments
Love this hitch over the last year! Pulled our 20,000 lbs 5th wheel over 11,000 miles in the last year without any issues what so ever.
Rich - 07/02/2021


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I want my B&W back. Not happy at all with this, and etrailer customer service was just as bad. The locking indicator was broke when it came out of the box. I contacted etrailer, they said they would contact the manufacturer, well 10 days later still haven't heard back. Also the locking mechanism has a bolt that goes through into the ouck system. That bolt has 1 side flat, to allow for posistive placement, well reese decided it would be fun to install this 90 degrees the wrong way, and not align the flat side of the bolt up with the notch in the handle. So now to to remove it, the threads will be trashed, and or the positive placement will slip some, if I just twist it to align. Horrible Q and A on Reese's part, and horrible customer service on etrailers part, oh and I am a reseller for etrailer, so I look bad as well.


Comments
I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/27/2022


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I just received the 3 boxes and will assemble it this weekend. I should have more to comment afterwards.




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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I recently purchased a Reese M5 20K hitch for my new Silverado 3500HD, Crew Cab, 8’ bed. As usual, Etrailer pricing was very good and with free shipping to boot. The hitch arrived via UPS in just a few days after placing the order.

Following the detailed instructions provided by Reese, the install into the factory “puck” system, was fairly straight forward. However, a word of caution concerning the install. There are 4 15/16” bolts that need to be torqued to 220-foot pounds and are somewhat difficult to get to. Fortunately, I was able to borrow a torque wrench that would accommodate the recommended foot pounds of torque.

Also, you may have an issue if you need to place the hitch at its highest position. The release handle might protrude above the bed rails of your truck in this position. This will be a problem if you have a bed cover. Reese is/was well aware of this issue and sells an after-market handle that will correct this issue. Etrailer lists this handle on their Web page.


Comments
GREAT
Burt B - 09/07/2020


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Great hitch in every way. Setup is easy, quick and we have no complaints at all. Definitely recommend this hitch


Comments
No complaints at all. This hitch has been solid for us over 36,000 miles of towing our Grand design Solitude Fifth wheel. My wife has no problems working this hitch either which is a bonus when hitching and unhitching.
Donald - 11/08/2022


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The GOOD: Very solid hitch, well designed and easy in and out of truck bed.
The BAD: plastic indicator is useless, pops out all the time, Engineering failure #1. If you have to hitch hard, it will knock it out of alignment and the handle will NOT latch or unlatch properly, needs heavier center pin in jaw.
Keep lots of Grease on the talon and pin to help the latching action smooth.
Good hitch just needs a little tweaking.


Comments
Hitch is still going strong, and have had no problems since the initial break in period. Hitch indicator has fallen out and the talon is still misaligned so I cant use a nylon plate so I get Grease everywhere. Overall a good solid Hitch. None of the crazy configurations you see out there, just a beefy Hitch that works.
Eric - 08/05/2022


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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Great hitch, easy to use. I’d read reviews about the threads being powder coated so you can’t get bolts in. I preplanned and bought an extra bolt from the hardware store then cut slots to make a makeshift tap. This cleaned the holes perfectly and the hitch went together with no issue. Ours was shipped with no 27K blue nameplate which I still need to get from Reese.

Beware that a special grease tip is needed to properly grease this hitch. Not the standard zerk fittings. Tilt the hitch to the passenger side when not in use to let the handle drain water.




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Review from a similar M5 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Great Porduct. I own and use my 2021 Dutchman Voltage 4195 full time. I wanted a hitch that was durable and easy to use. This Reese M5 Single Jaw rated at 27,000 lbs did the trick. It is mounted in a 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty. My trailer weights right around 19,000lbs when loaded. The single jaw makes a solid and stable connection. Not sure I would buy anything else after using this product. Thank you e-trailer for the great customer service on selecting the correct hitch for my set up.



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