Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt Fifth Wheel part number C16130 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt Fifth Wheel

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Code:   C16130



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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16130

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


  • 2-Jaw locking system provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar models
  • 3-Point indicator system - color coding tells you if hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow
    • Lock indicators visible from cab
  • Unique spherical axial bearing allows easy pivoting of hitch head
    • Smooth, 360-degree movement - not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting
    • Built-in cushioning absorbs road shock
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Short-throw, single-handle operation
  • Self-aligning head pivots for simple hookup
  • 3 Lube points with easy-to-access grease fittings
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for one person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Base rails and installation kit sold separately
    • Works with industry-standard rails - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley
    • Simplify installation with a vehicle-specific bracket kit (not available for all applications)
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Height adjustment: 13" - 17"
  • 10-Year warranty

Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q20 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, two-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.

Three-Point Indicator System

Get peace of mind with Curt's color-coded lock indicator. Just look at the indicator - either the one on the handle or the one on the hitch itself - to determine whether the jaw is in the correct position to uncouple (red), couple (yellow) or tow (green).

Q20 Color Indicator System

360-Degree Pivot

Curt's unique spherical axial bearing provides a durable pivot point that allows easy, 360-degree movement of the hitch head. This ball joint is designed for smooth, quiet operation with less clunking and chucking.

Note: Curt Q-Series fifth-wheel hitches are not compatible with Sidewinder or Revolution king pins. The extra movement of these cushioned hitches keeps the Sidewinder from functioning properly.

16130 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs

Video of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Fifth Wheel Installation - 2012 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2012 Dodge Ram pickup we'll be installing the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit, part number c16420-204. To begin our install first note we've already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire and both rear wheels. Next we'll need to remove the heat shield. To do this there are a total of five fasteners that will need to be removed. We'll go ahead and remove the fasteners, and set the fasteners and heat shield aside to be reinstalled later. Using the measurements provided with our installation kit, we'll be taking the rear base rail and set it into position.

Now, once we have it centered between the wheel wells, we'll go ahead and double check everything. Then using a yellow highlighter, or yellow paint pen, we'll go ahead and mark the center of each hole and then use a center punching hammer. Next using a 1/8-inch bit, we'll go ahead and pre-drill each one of the holes, and then verify that our pilot holes are in the correct location with the rear bracket and hardware. Now, that we've verified the rear base rail is in place as per the measurement instructions, measuring from center to center, and making sure the front base rail is even inside the wheel wells, we can then go ahead and make our marks for our attachment points using our paint pen. We'll use our center punch and pilot bit to make the original holes.

On the front base rail, we'll go ahead and use the front bracket to verify that the hole is drilled in the proper location and that all our hardware will fit. Once we've completed this, we're now ready to go ahead and enlarge each one of the attachment points. We'll use the step-bit process enlarging the bit as we go. Note, as were pre-drilling and opening up our attachment point holes on the forward row of the rear base rail, you'll need to make sure you drill all the way down through the hat channel. Now with all the holes drilled out were ready to go ahead and install the lower brackets starting with the rear bracket first.

With the bracket in position we'll feed the u-bolt around the frame and secure it loosely with the conical tooth washer and nuts. While installing the u-bolt for the rear bracket on the drivers side it will be necessary to relocate the manufacturers wiring. To do this we'll simply remove the hold-down fasteners that secure it to the frame. This will give us enough room to install our bracket and u-bolt. We'll set the bracket into position, and then install the u-bolt, conical tooth washer, the teeth of the washer facing the bracket, and then the nut to secure it.

Now with the bracket secured, we're ready to go ahead and install the 4 1/2 inch carriage bolt, spacer tube, and then secure it with a conical tooth washer and nut. To do this were going to take our pull wire and attach it to the carriage bolt. We'll feed the pull wire down into the hat channel and out the end of the hat channel. Here we'll go ahead and slide on the spacer tube and feed it up into the hat channel. Note: Some applications, you'll need to open up the lip between the hat channel and the edge of the bed. By simply using a pry bar we'll just go ahead and make enough room to slide the spacer tube into position. Then we'll go ahead and take the open end of the pull wire and feed it out the attachment point hole going through the bottom of the hat channel. Once we do that we'll go ahead and pull the pull wire into position pushing our spacer tube into place in the hat channel lining it up with the carriage bolt and out the bottom access hole. Then we'll install the conical tooth washer and nut. Now we're ready to go ahead and install the rear base rail second row hardware. This will be a carriage bolt that goes down through the base rail, through the bed, through the u-shaped spacer block that will compensate for the bed corrugation, and then through the rear bracket. We'll secure that with a conical tooth washer and nut. Next we'll need to install the carriage bolt and block into the frame coming out the lower portion of the bracket. Using the 1/2 inch pull wire provided with our install kit, we'll go ahead and take the pull wire, feed it through the end of the frame where we have open access. There we'll slide on the block and thread on the carriage bolt. We'll then slide the block and bolt into the frame and pull them into position. Once again we'll go ahead and install our conical tooth washer and nut finger tight just to hold the bracket in place. We'll move to the forward bracket and base rail hardware. Note: To install the forward bracket on the drivers side you may need to relocate the manufacturers ground. To do this we'll remove the ring terminal from the ground stud. To install the forward bracket well put the bracket into position and once again install the u-bolt around the frame securing it with a conical tooth washer and nut. For the second row of the forward base rail, we'll again be using the 1/2 inch carriage bolt, u-shaped spacer block, and be securing it with a conical tooth washer and nut. For the front row we'll be using the 1/2 inch carriage bolt that will go down through the base rail, through the u-shaped spacer block to take up for the bed corrugation, then the square hole spacer block, a split lock washer, and nut. Once we have all of our hardware in place installed finger tight, we'll then go ahead and take our fifth wheel assembly and set it into position making sure that we can set our fifth wheel into our base rails. Once we've verified this, we're now ready to go ahead and tighten it down. We'll start with tightening the base rails to the bed, and forward and rear brackets. Keep in mind with this process, each step we do to one side will get repeated identically on the opposite side. We'll go ahead and reinstall the manufacturers ground. It may be necessary to bend the ring terminal tab out so that it can sit flat to the frame, and then use a self-tapping screw to reinstall it near its original location. Once we've tightened everything down, we'll then torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with everything secured and torqued to specifications, we'll go ahead and reinstall the wiring that we removed earlier on the inside of the drivers side frame rail. We'll go ahead and reinstall the heat shield. With that we'll go ahead and reinstall the spare tire and both rear wheels. Now we'll go ahead and show you how to use the new Curt Q20 fifth wheel trailer hitch with dual jaw, part number c16130. To operate the fifth wheel hitch we'll first need to set it into position onto the base rails and lock it into place with the pins and safety clips. Then we'll go ahead and open up the jaw. To do that we'll remove the safety clip, open up the clasp, and pull towards the outside of the drivers side bed rail to open up the jaw. We can then lock it into position by pulling it fully open and closing the clasp. Then to close the jaw we'll unlock the clasp of the handle and let it retract. This will then allow the spring-loaded jaws to snap closed once they're pressed by the force of the kingpin. Then once the jaw is closed we can go ahead and close the clasp on the handle and rel-ock the safety pin, and we're ready to tow. And that does it for the install of the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit, part number c16420-204 in conjunction with the Curt Q20 fifth wheel trailer hitch dual jaw, part number c16130 on our 2012 Dodge Ram pickup.

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Customer Reviews

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16130

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.

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by: mitch g07/08/2012

I purchased this hitch when I upgraded trucks. I now have a long bed and have no need for the old DrawTite slider I used in my shortbed. WOW what a difference in towing this hitch made. Just completed a 12 hr pull from Oklahoma to Colorado and this hitch along with my TrailRide kingpin box made the ride so smooth it was easy to forget the 5er was even there. Easy/secure connection. Absolutely NO king pin rattle or chucking like my old DrawTite. Uncoupling took me a few tries, but i figured it out. The king pin has to be at just the right height to allow disengagement. Like others have mentioned, the box it came in was trashed, but the contents were unharmed; not even a scratch. Its a heavy item for carboard and who cares what the box looks like. It just gets thrown away anyhow. Would ABSOLUTELY recommended! !!!!!! Great product. 47108

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by: Bill S04/16/2014

So far, I rate working with etrailer folks as excellent. I can't say that about the package for shipping. It was a mess--think of a hard boiled egg that has been dropped and rolled on the floor. The box resembled the shell of that egg! Some minor scarring which I repainted to prevent any rust forming. The legs were literally bouncing around in the box which caused the scarring. I haven't used the hitch yet but from all appearance it will do a great job. I did hook and unhook from the 5th wheel with no problem. Bill S 125386

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by: curtis05/19/2015

i have not got this installed yet because i am waiting on missing parts.looks great and high quality. Curt mfg. needs to put this in a better box, by the time it got to my location the box was torn and parts were missing . the outside of the box said that the box is reusable, mine is not. just need a stronger box for shipping 194318

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by: Ken J07/20/2015

Just received hitch today. Took less than a week to get and box was in better shape then others had said. Everything looks good so far as I'm unboxing. Again very happy with etrailer and their great customer service! 213192

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by: Ed J05/15/2015

Received hitch as ordered. Assembly and installation was simple , took approximately 30 minutes. Only issue was the shipping carton was damaged and some scratching of finish occurred during the shipping. 193294

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by: Steve D.03/05/2014

It is exactly what I wanted and arrived today like promised. I am a very satisfied customer... Thank You 118575

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by: Mark S.05/13/2015

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

Thank-you etrailer for the fast free shipping! Ordered on Sunday evening and received hitch, mounting kit, and wiring package on Friday!!!! 5 boxes in delivery and all were received at the same time, great job. already tow 5th wheel with this hitch and it is great. Better than my old reese. Hook-up is easy and positve. Will say it does take all evening to install and measurements are extremly important to a good installation. Measured and checked square several times prior to any drilling and the mounting brackets are perfect. Thanks again for the fast, complete, and quality shipment. The only comment regarding shipment is that the hitch box had some damage when received and 5th wheel had a couple of same scratches, no big deal!!! The shipping box is not very durable based on product weight! 192850

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by: Tim D.06/14/2015

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

Melinda at was great and help select the best hitch solution for my needs. Hitch arrived exactly when promised. Hitch itself appears to be solidly built. Some minor irritations like the locking pin cables crimped so hard that the cables were cut in two on two of the four leg pins. Will have to do my own anchors for those. Also packaging, as noted in other reviews, is pretty weak. After opening I understand why the whole box was wrapped in shrink wrap. Looked like a war was conducted inside with piece parts scattered to the winds. Shrink wrap kept it all inside thankfully Install was straight forward, and went in easy with two people. Could be a little challenging for one person. Hitch now resides on a RAM 2500 8ft with 5th wheel OEM prep. 5th wheel gets picked up next week. 203293

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by: Marv W03/20/2012

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

The 5th wheel hitch and all necessary components to install it on my 99 Ford were received in 2 days. Everything fit as designed. I must admit it took me a little longer than 1 hour as advertised, but the install went well with no problems encountered. The customer service provided by eTrailer is outstanding. The website, instructions, videos, and personal involvement of their techs is excellent. Thank you Nichole for your personal involvement and the research you did for me, in helping me make the right choices. 34448

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by: Bruce07/22/2015

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

Juanita was terrific to work with on selecting my first 5th Wheel hitch for my first 5th Wheel. The Curt Q20 for the Dodge Ram factory tow package (pucks) was a cinch to put together and install. Bargain price and Worked flawlessly. Now if my backing skills were a little better, all would be right with the world. Practice, Practice, Practice...... Top recommendations for the Curt Q20 and etrailer.com!!! 213623

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by: Kevin H03/17/2015

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

I purchased my Curt hitch with great help from eTrailer. I also took advantage of their price guarantee which they were very helpful with. I received my rebate in only a few days. 179203

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by: Adam Slade05/04/2015

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

Product came exactly as described. Jaws grab the king pin incredibly. No slop at all! Very satisfied. 189922

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by: Vern E06/18/2012

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

After looking at the assembly I took it to a shop to have it instaled. 44622

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by: Rich S.12/23/2014

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

The transaction exceeded my expectation. 166738

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by: Christopher Barkley07/30/2015

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

Great product! 30 mins to put together and dropped rite into puck holes in bed and locked into place with no problems! Received two days from ordering it! Gave part number for the Q24 but received Q20 , but the Q20 met my minimum rating required! 215538

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by: Jim R.07/29/2015

Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel

just installed, will do more text when I use it on fifthwheel 215374


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  • Personally I like the Reese (Draw Tite) fifth wheel hitches more than the Curts. The Curt hitches are great hitches, but in our experiences here we have found that the Reese hitches tend to be a bit more durable. For a 20k hitch that I can guarantee you will be happy with I would recommend the Reese Select Hitch part # RP30081. The jaw design on this hitch is a forged, single-piece, self-latching jaw that wraps around the king pin to ensure proper connection. This design offers superior...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Install Video for a 2015 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • Actually yes we do, the Curt Fifth Wheel Rail kit part # C16427-204 has been confirmed to fit the 2015 Ram 2500 long beds without hitch prep and we shot a video that shows this kit being installed on a 2014 Ram that I attached for you to check out. The install will be the exact same for the 2015 model as it will for the 2014 that is in the video. For a 20k hitch to fit those rails I would recommend the Curt Q20 hitch part # C16130. This hitch has a great jaw design that will provide...
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  • Will the CURT Q20 5TH Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit in Reese Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch Rails
  • The Curt Q5 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16130 will sit in Reese, Curt, Draw-Tite, and Hidden hitch rails. If you have rails made by any of these manufacturers, the Curt hitch should install without any problems.
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  • The CURT 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16130, is a good trailer hitch. It features a 2-jaw system that is very secure and it has a unique pivoting head which allows for a more comfortable ride. It is on par with the rest of the pack in terms of performance and quality. It will fit in CURT, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley above the bed 5th wheel rails. However, the Reese Elite Series, like # RP30142, is in league of its own. The main benefits of this hitch are the...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2013 Ram 3500
  • I have a solution that will allow you to pull a fifth wheel trailer with your 2013 Ram 3500, however, it appears that Pullrite does not have an installation kit that will fit the 2013 Ram 3500 for the SuperGlide hitch at this time. There has been quite a controversy over the 2013 Ram OEM fifth wheel packages because it was released before there were any compatible fifth wheel hitches or adapters available. Dodge also changed the design of the 2013 Ram trucks which required changes to aftermarket...
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  • Installing Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2014 Ford F350 Dually w/ Factory 5th Wheel/Gooseneck towing Prep Pkg
  • Since you have the pucks pre-installed, you won't need the install kit or anything else. You would simply remove the covers over the pucks in your truck bed and drop in an Elite Series fifth wheel hitch like the # RP30142 for an 18K capacity or the # RP30143 for a 25K capacity. B&W also offers the Companion, part # BWRVK3300 which has a 20K capacity that would also drop right into the pucks installed in your truck bed. An adapter like the # RP30156 would allow you to use a regular fifth...
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  • Fifth Wheel Tailgate and Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ram 2500 Crew Cab
  • It is always recommended to use a like style hitch for your trailer; fifth wheel hitch for fifth wheel trailer and gooseneck hitch for gooseneck trailer. Using a standard adapter like the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5G, can cause added stress for the trailer frame and hitch which could potentially void the frame warranty on your trailer. In addition, even if you were to use an adapter, you would not have sufficient clearance to complete the hitching/unhitching...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch be Installed on an International 4300 Truck with a Utility Service Bed
  • It is possible to install a 5th wheel hitch in a truck that has a service bed depending on the type of service bed. If the service bed is the type that has all the doors and storage on the sides and is much larger than a regular side rails on a truck bed, you will not be able to install a 5th wheel hitch. If the service bed is more like a flat bed, it is possible to install a hitch. It would be a custom installation that would have to be performed by a qualified professional. The hitch...
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  • How is the Height Adjustment Measured on the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • When measuring the height of a 5th wheel hitch it would be from the top of the truck bed corrugations to the top of the head. The Q20, # C16130, is height adjustable from 13 to 17 inches. Since the X5, # 16310, sets in a gooseneck ball hole but the rails would be no higher than regular rails, it does not add height. To get the proper height setting you would need to know the distance from the top of the bed side rails to the bottom of the trailer overhang. You need 5 or 6 inches of space...
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  • Adapter Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F350 8 ft bed with Hitch Prep and Husky 16k S
  • Yes, you would want the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156. This would work great with your Husky 16k S Glider Hitch like part # HT31326-31196. We have had several customers report back to us this combination worked great for them in a similar truck as your 2011 F350 long bed with hitch prep. I attached a link to a review video for this adapter for you to check out.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • Yes, the Curt custom 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # C16420-204 will fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab. I checked with Curt to confirm this. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. This kit will work on short and long beds. If you have a long bed I recommend the Curt 20K hitch # C16130. It has a double jaw and 360 degree cushioned head. If you have a short bed, go with the slider version # C16536.
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  • Which Truck and Fifth Wheel Do you Recommend for a 35-37 Foot Trailer
  • With a fifth wheel of that length, I would go with at least a 3/4 Ton Pickup, like a Ford F-250, Dodge Ram 2500 or GMC/Chevy 2500. Diesels will almost always have a greater towing capacity as they have such large torque outputs and they are built with heavier transmissions. I would strongly recommend, whatever truck you choose, to get an 8 foot bed. A 6-1/2 or 6 foot bed would require the use of a slider fifth wheel hitch. An 8 foot bed will require less parts and it will be simpler to...
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  • Will the CURT Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install into Reese Rails
  • Yes, this Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16130 will work on Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley rails, so it will work in the Reese rails that are in your truck bed.
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  • Is the Curt Q20 Hitch Compatible with a MOR/ryde Pin Box
  • From the research I did it looks as if the MOR/Ryde Pin Box System utilizes an industry standard king pin so it would have no problem being used with a Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch # C16130.
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  • Installation instructions for the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500
  • To determine the mounting location for the brackets and rails in the bed of your 2003 Dodge Ram 3500, you will need to measure 28-3/8 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed towards the truck cab. This will be the location of the rear most edge of the rear rail. This measurement will get you started and from there you will need to follow the installation instructions that come with the hitch. For the 2003 Dodge 3500 you can use the CURT Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part...
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  • Installation Kit for a 5th Wheel in a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The install kit you need to complete your installation for your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed is either the Curt part # C16420-104 which has a gloss finish or Curt part # C16420-204 which has a carbide finish. The Curt E5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw, part # 16516, that you reference is basically designed for a short bed, however, you can use it on your long bed, but, it is very unlikely that you will need to use the sliding feature of the hitch to make 90 degree...
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  • Will a Sidewinder Replacement Pin Box Work with the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, while an excellent fifth wheel trailer hitch with a locking jaw and 3 point indicator system, does not have a wedge available. We do not recommend using a sidewinder with a Q20 hitch because it is cushioned and the Sidewinder wedge wears out the rubber bushing in the hitch head. If your truck has an 8 foot bed, you could change out the sidewinder and keep the Curt Q5. If your truck bed is 6 foot or shorter, a sidewinder is a necessity, so in that case,...
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  • Will a Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit RBW X18 Rails
  • The Curt Q20 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16130, works with industry-standard rails from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley. These rails have mounting slots that are 22 inches apart on center front to back. Side to side there are 3 sets of mounting slots that are 10, 20-1/2, and 29 inches apart on center. i have included a picture showing the measurements. You will need to measure your RBW rails to determine if the Curt hitch will fit.
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  • Installation Kit # RP50064-58 Recommendation for a 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a 6.5 ft Bed
  • This Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16130 is designed to work in Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese and Valley rails. So you could use Reese Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50064-58 as a rail kit in your 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a 6.5 foot bed. I attached installation instructions for you to check out as well as a video of this product being installed onto a very similar vehicle to what you have.
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  • How to Close the Jaws on a Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch When Not In Use
  • You can close the jaws on the Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch # C16130 so you can secure it with a lock such as # 37DAT. Grab a tool from your garage such as a heavy duty wrench, hammer or even a 10-12 inch pipe or something that you can grip from the top and will have a bottom width base area of an inch or two. Once the jaws are free of any objects, especially your hands, take a tool and act as if you are hooking up your 5th wheel trailer and proceed toward the jaws. Once you go far enough,...
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  • Head Pivot Ability of the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16130
  • The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16130, has a 360-degree pivoting head, not just front-to-back and side-to-side. The single pivot heads only allow the head to move front-to-back and the double pivot heads will allow front-to-back and side-to-side pivoting. The Q20 uses a unique spherical axial bearing which allows the head to pivot a full 360 degrees. The head also has built-in cushioning to absorb road shock.
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  • Recommended Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed With Factory Pucks In The Bed
  • It would not be a bad idea to use a 20,000 hitch like the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16536 with an adapter that fits in the pucks of your truck bed. The adapter I recommend to use with the Curt slider is part # C16022. This fits in the pucks and provides a base that the Q20 will work well with the Q20. The slider has a travel of 12 inches front to back and you want to make sure you have enough clearance when towing your fifth wheel. You can use the following formula to...
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  • Fifth Wheel Options for a 2013 Ram 3500HD with Factory 5th Wheel Prep
  • The only option we have for 2013 Ram 3500hd trucks with the hitch prep package at this point is to first use a Reese Rail Kit Mounting Adapter # RP30154. This will allow a standard fifth wheel hitch to be installed in your truck. Since you have a short bed truck you are going to need to get a hitch with a slider. For that I recommend the Reese 16k Slider Hitch # RP30075. This hitch has a round tube slider which operates much smoother than a square tube slider and has a 2-jaw locking...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer hitch that Fits Factory Prep Package in a 2015 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch, # C16130, will not fit your 2015 Ford F-250 with factory prep package without the use of an adapter # RP30156. There are some hitches that do fit directly in the OEM prep package in your truck without an adapter. Since you have a short bed truck you will want to look at slider hitches which slide back allowing you more clearance between the back of the truck cab and the 5th wheel trailer overhang to make tighter turns. Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30144...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation on Flatbed Diesel Pickup with Wood Deck
  • Reese does offer a specialized 5th wheel hitch, their dual-jaw Low-Profile # RP30054, that can be used in flatbed applications on a wooden deck. As you noted, you will have to have a qualified welder install a 1/2-inch thick steel plate under the wood deck to serve as an attachment point. You also need to use tubular steel spacers around the mounting hardware to prevent the pressure from that hardware from crushing the wood (as this would cause the hitch to become loose if the wood were...
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  • Comparing the Reese R16 and Husky 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches for a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Hands down I would go with the Reese R16, # RP30866 for a fixed or # RP30869 for a slider. It is a higher quality hitch with a more secure jaw connection when compared to the Husky 16K hitches, # HT31326-31314 for a fixed or # HT31326-31196 for a slider. You would use a slider on a short bed truck to be able to make tight turns without hitting the truck cab against the trailer. I have included some links to video reviews on these hitches for you.
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  • Will Hensley TS3 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit the Curt X5 Adapter
  • The Hensley TS3 hitch fits in industry standard above the bed rails so it should fit in the rails on the Curt X5 adapter # 16310. They just haven't been tested together. Since they have not been tested together you might want to consider the Curt Q20 # C16130. This hitch has a cushioned head for a smooth ride. It is rated for 20,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 4,000 pounds pin weight, the same as the X5 adapter.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendations for a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500
  • If your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 has a short bed or long bed, you can use the Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # C16420-204. If you like the Q20, if you have a LONG bed, use the standard version, # C16130. For a SHORT bed, use the slider version, # C16536 The Q20 hitch features a dual jaw design for added king pin contact and security. The head is a full floating head that is also cushioned for the best ride and easy hook-ups. This hitch would be a good choice for your truck...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Gooseneck Hitch with B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
  • To install a fifth wheel hitch that would be compatible with your existing Curt gooseneck hitch, I'd recommend using Curt X-5 adapter, part # C16210. This adapter will lock into a Curt Double-Lock, Flip and Store gooseneck hitches (C-60 and C-600 series). The adapter provides bed rails for a fifth wheel hitch that uses industry standard bed rails like Reese, Curt, Draw-Tite, Valley or Husky. The Curt Q20, part # C16130 would be a good choice. The hitch has a 20,000 lb capacity and a...
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  • Availability of a 5th Wheel Bolt on Rail Kit for the 2011 Dodge 3500 Dually Long Bed
  • Yes, I checked with Curt Manufacturing and the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, item # C16420-104, is recommended for the 2011 Dodge 3500 Dually with or without Overload Springs. I have linked installation instructions for you to review. If you need a hitch to go along with the install kit the we have several to choose from. The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20K, item # C16130, is a excellent hitch and will work well in your truck. The Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000...
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