The lowest capacity (but still much more than the Escape 5.0 needs) and presumably lightest series of Reese hitch - presumably the one Reace installs - is the 15K / 16K Fifth Wheel
. The basic version has a shipping weight of 97 pounds... plus the 63 pound rail-and-bracket kit. The premium version is 98 pounds (strange, since the features over the basic include cast parts and a heavier jaw mechanism)... again plus the 63 pound rail-and-bracket kit.
A slider adds another 62 pounds to a hitch in this series, if you choose to use one.
It looks like a Reese (or similar) fifth-wheel hitch adds over 150 pounds to the truck, even without a slider.
Originally Posted by FMLNM
Our B&W Patriot hitch weighs 114 pounds plus the weight of the rails....but it might weigh more than the standard hitch because it can be adjusted into 3 positions....don't know.
Good point, but most hitches are height-adjustable; the Reese 16K has four height settings. The extra weight in the Patriot might be due to the hardware to anchor to the ball socket.