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Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

Item # C16265
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Shipping Weight: 154 lbs
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a third brake light camera to see the color-coded latch indicators so you don't have to get in and out of your truck when hooking up
  • Go down washboard roads to get to your favorite campgrounds and need a little extra shock absorption to keep from feeling every bump

No, if you:

  • Have raised side rails - since this hitch sits low in the bed, it might not give you enough space for your trailer to clear
  • Have a trailer with a rotating pin box, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, or 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • Would rather have an American-made hitch
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. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT fifth wheel hitch part number C16265 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16265

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Above Bed Rails
  • CURT
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 6250 lbs Vertical Load
  • 13 - 17 Inch Tall

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.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 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
  • 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, carbide powder coat finish


  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Hitch height: 13" - 17"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


  • Because of the size of this item, it ships via truck freight and only to the contiguous United States.
  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder.

Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 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).

Q24 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.

16265 Curt Q25 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs

Installation Details C16265 Installation instructions

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Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs - C16265

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (405 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.


At this point I am only able to rate the purchase process, shipping process, and installation process. All three were excellent. A few comments: I took the advise of the etrailer associate that helped me in the purchase process. The shipping worked out OK. Freight company had the item on a pallet in 2 boxes. We were able to remove the 2 boxes and slide them out of the back of the truck in a manner I could move them in the rear of our side by side. ( A wheel barrow would have worked fine too.). Assembly was a basic follow the good instructions process. The items were a bit heavy for one person (at 70 years old). It sure appears to be a good design and heavy duty. I expect the important towing function will be very satisfactory. If not, I will so report later.

After a year of using the hitch for several trips including an 5200 mile extended trip, I find the hitch to be satisfactory and functional. After learning by experience a few little quirks of using the hitch, I am able to engage and disengage the mechanism a bit faster and smoother. My main disappointment was discovering by observation and discussion with other 5th wheelers there are hitches available that do attach to the goose neck hitch. I do wish the associate that helped me in the shopping process presented this option. summary: The hitch is a good one, I simply did not know what I did not know about the hitches available for my application.
Eddie S - 11/08/2022


I have ran a cheap competitor hitch for several years.
A manufacturing defect (welded pivot pin) caused the hitch to fail and resulted in 18000$ damage to my truck and trailer.
I chose the Curt 25000# hitch after much research and found it to be very well made and clearly shows when it is properly coupled. It is quiet and operates with minimal klunking and chunking going down the road.
Overall I am very pleased.

My hitch is still flawless and looks new. After a year and at least 30 trips, I have no complaints and would still highly recommend the Curt 2500# hitch
Gradie K - 05/01/2021


Hitch Works Great. etrailer handled shipping issue very good. Happy with my purchase

Hitch works great. Towes 16,000 lbs RV with ease
BADDWG - 08/15/2022


It is always great to have a store where you know you are getting the best price & highest quality products. Our Curt 25000 lb hitch showed up quickly & the instructions were easy to follow. We have been enjoying several trips without any issues with noises, binding or unexpected loose & sloppy hitch engagement. It is nice to have a strong, clean and simple hitch that provides security in towing our 45’ toyhauler. Thanks for a wonderful product & experience.


Mounted this hitch on my flatbed 3500 Ram and the hitch works flawlessly. Pull 44' tri-axle weighing in at 23,000# with ease. Very easy to use and understand, very easy to maintain.

The hitch is still working flawlessly and have pulled numerous trailers with it. Would purchase another
Dane K - 10/17/2020


I bought this to pull a 35' 5th wheel travel trailer. It works great. I don't even know it's behind me. I would recommend this product.


At time I have a difficult time to get the latch to lock or unlock.


etrailer was awesome to deal with and the hitch is working flawlessly.


Very good highly recommend it but wish u guys offered a 30k fifth wheel set up as well but other than that it works great


Good customer service great product


Well made and easy to use.


Love it. Very easy to use.

New trailer, new hitch and it has worked perfect. Love the simplicity of hooking up and disconnecting the trailer.
John M - 01/31/2022


Excellent Fifth Wheel hitch. Easy to use and handles the RV well. Very sturdy and handled the high winds we came through in Kansas.


Very functional design with its color indicator for engagement status, very HEAVY duty, couldn’t be happier with this this 5th wheel hitch. Good value.


It reduced chucking and took the play out when hooked-up. It is however much more fussy about accuracy when hooking up. But as long as you use reasonable care when hooking up it is a substantial improvement over the single jaw.


Hitch works really good and customer support was awesome


Amazing hitch! Very solid built hitch and easy to install. I love the 360 degree tilt which make it really nice when towing


Excellent products and service!


It’s was pretty easy to install yourself if you’re not afraid to turn the bolts


Affordable prices and very good services. Really they deserve five stars in addition to the strong origin


Works Great!! No issues to date.


Arrived in perfect condition, and on ti me.




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    On the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16265 and previous question that references O-ring size. The needed diameter is 31.5 mm, for thickness, an O-ring of about 2 or 3mm is sufficient. Its exact thickness is not crucial as it is not required for creating a seal but rather in place for purpose of creating a stop location. Within the "INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS" for the Q25 (current online copy is linked below) page 6 in text under figure 9, it states "...The O-ring retainer stop...
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  • Will Curt Q25 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Rails that Curt X5 Adapter Provides
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  • Does Curt Q25 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit # C16265 Universal Style Fifth Wheel Rails
    The Curt Q25 hitch part # C16265 that you referenced is designed to fit industry standard/universal fifth wheel rails like you have so this hitch will fit them and work great! The picture I attached shows the hitch installed in this style of rail as well.
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  • Can Head and Center Section of Curt Q25 Fifth Wheel Hitch Disassemble
    The Curt Q25 fifth wheel hitch part # C16265 that you referenced can have the legs removed from the center section and the head removed from the center section.
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  • Will Curt Q Series 5th Wheel Hitches Work with a MORryde Pin Box
    It looks like you're asking if the Curt Q series fifth wheel hitches are compatible with your MORryde pin box. Yes, hitches like the Curt Q25 # C16265 will work with a MORryde. This is the 25,000 pound hitch that fits into industry standard rails. If you can tell me the year, make, model, and bed length of your truck I can help you find the correct hitch and install kit that fits. Or if you have the factory prep package we may have a hitch that fits without an install kit.
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  • Will Curt Q25 Hitch Fit Same Rails as RBW Lil Rocker
    Yes, the Curt Q25 hitch part # C16265 that you referenced will easily fit the rails you have that a RBW Lil Rocker was installed in. Both this hitch and the RBW are designed for industry standard rail dimensions.
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  • Replacement O-Ring for Bearing Shaft of Curt C16265 Q25 5th Wheel Hitch
    The O-ring on the bearing shaft you speak of is not a replacement part Curt offers, but you can easily find one at a hardware store. You'll need a 31.5 mm O-ring.
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  • Would Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Handle 58094 Fit Curt Q25 Hitch
    Yes, the inner diameter of the Reese handle grip part # 58094 is 3/4 inch and the handle of the Curt Q25 like the part # C16265 is also 3/4 inch so it would fit.
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  • Compatibility of Curt C16265 Q25 5th Wheel Hitch With Husky Bed Rails
    Husky hitches use industry standard bed rails, which is also what the Curt Q25, part # C16265 are compatible with. The Curt Q25 will work perfectly with your existing bed rails. I'll provide a photo showing the mounting slot spacing of industry standard bed rails, which you can compare to your existing Husky bed rails. If you don't already have a 7-way trailer connector installed in your truck bed, you can install one using part # 20110. I've linked to some product videos that you might...
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    The difference between the Curt A25 part # C16180 and the Curt Q25 part # C16265 is the jaw system. I have attached a photo for your reference. The A25 is an upgraded version of the Q25 because of it's interlocking jaw. The A25 interlocking jaw results in full contact with the king pin on the fifth wheel which reduces the rattle and chucking you may experience with a looser king pin connection. Although both options are great fifth wheel hitches with 25,000 lbs of towing capacity, the A25...
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  • Comparing Curt A-25 and Q-25 5th Wheel Hitches
    There are a few differences between the Curt A25 part # C16180 and Curt Q25 part # C16265. The most notable is the jaw design. The A-Series has a dual interlocking jaw system which forms a much tighter grip on the kin pin therefore provides a smoother ride. The Q-Series has dual locking jaws but they don't interlock. The A-Series also has a one pin head removal system which helps when frequently installing or removing the hitch. The dampening mechanism built-into the head is different as...
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  • Differences Between Curt A25 C16180 and Q25 C16265 5th Wheel Hitches
    The hitch jaws that grip the 5th wheel's king pin and the suspension system (for the lack of a better term) for the hitch head are the main differences between the A25 and the Q25. The A25 like the # C16180 uses an interlocking jaw system that does a better job of holding the king pin tightly, making contact with the king pin all around its 360° circumference. This leads to less rattling and banging which makes for a more comfortable ride. The A25 use a torsion dampening system in the...
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  • Comparing the Curt A25 to the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch
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  • Comparing the Curt Q25 to the Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch
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