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Troubleshooting Reese Select Plus Fifth Wheel Hitch Not Connecting to Sidewinder

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Hello I have a 16k RP30081 hitch and had no problems hooking up to my original pin box. I installed a sidewinder and the pin wont latch unless the pin box is raised approx. 3/4 of a inch above pivoting hitch plate where then it allows the single hook jaw to close but still wont accept the safety pin ! Thanks,

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Are you using the correct wedge part # SWW-01 to attach your Sidewinder to the Reese Select Plus part # RP30081? It sounds like the latch won't close unless you "high pin" it which basically means that the hitch isn't actually connected the trailer.

Otherwise the problem could be that the wedge is installed too far forward and is prohibiting the hitch from connecting to it.

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