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Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram

Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and mounts to existing holes in your vehicle's chassis to provide a secure and custom fit. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C16420 or order online at Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.

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Curt Accessories and Parts - C16420

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and mounts to existing holes in your vehicle's chassis to provide a secure and custom fit.


  • Mounts beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails (sold separately)
    • Requires Curt base rails (C16104 or C16204)
  • Provides a custom fit by mounting to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Eliminates the need for drilling
    • Cuts installation time in half when compared with universal bracket kits
  • Includes all necessary hardware
  • Made in USA

16420 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit

C16420 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16420 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit C16420 Review

Today we're going to review part number C16420. This is the Curt custom no-drill bracket kit for the Dodge Ram. This part is a custom fit part number. It is designed to fit the 2006 to 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab and also the 2003 to 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 models. Now, this is a custom fit part number and any time when a custom fit part number I would recommend to always go to our website and go to our fit guide and put in your year and model vehicle and it will tell you exactly if this part would work on your vehicle. Now, this part includes the brackets and all of the mounting hardware that's required. Now, these brackets will mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment parts for the fifth wheel rails.

Now, the fifth wheel rails are sold separately. It does require the Curt base rails, which are part number either C16104 or the C16204, and those are listed on this product page as related products. Now, this will provide a custom fit by mounting to existing holes in your vehicle's frame, so it does eliminate the need for drilling. And because of that, it will cut the installation time in half, when compared with the universal bracket kits. And again, it includes all the necessary hardware, a nice set of instructions. And the finish on the brackets is a nice black powder coat finish, to help resist corrosion.

Again, it includes the four brackets and all the mounting hardware and instructions. But that should do it for the review on part number C15420, the Curt custom no-drill fifth wheel bracket kit for the Dodge Ram vehicle. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram - C16420

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and mounts to existing holes in your vehicle's chassis to provide a secure and custom fit.

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Product did require some drilling but is still good. 575967

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The Curt 16420 kit I purchased was just as advertised. The service was outstanding, everyone I spoke with was very courteous and helpful to the extreme. Wayne, Dana and Steve met all my needs and offered extended help. Unfortunately the kit did not match up to the unit I have. It fit my vehicle but the hitch rails were not compatible with the kit. I will certainly use for my future needs. 163665


It is working fine and I actually could use another one , but dont have the assets to do it at the moment. Thanks for the follow-up.

Kent B - 12/09/2015


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Excellent item and quite easy to install 434719


Excellent product worked out as I knew it would

Dale J - 09/21/2018


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I was surprised on how easy it was to install and follow the instructions. I got the brackets installed by myself it did take a little longer than the instructions said but all in all I will order again if needed though here 551603

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Good steel had all parts. Installing was little tricky as it was little diffrent from instructions and video but all around good product 577121

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Needed this kit quick for 800 mile trip to PA where I was to purchase our 5th wheel toyhauler and drive back to TN. Lisa D from Etrailer assisted. Actually she spent a lot of time making sure part would be correct fitment and arrive on time. She hit the mark and plan went down splendidly. Quality of kit is very heavy duty and well built. The only thing odd was from Curt. Their videos and advice of installation were kind of weird since they have you drilling holes in truck bed then checking to see if hardware matched up. Not me, I measured several times and got all the holes right first time around. It’s a solid setup for my Ram 2500 that’s capable of pulling more than my truck can handle. Exhaust hanger on my truck rubs the bracket just a bit but could be ground down if I was concerned. Thanks Lisa D. for sticking through my order and getting it right all for a relatively small purchase. My family and I will be safer for your recommendations. Take Care. 488706

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Install went good on my 2012 Dodge ram 2500 488682

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The product I ordered was exactly what I needed at a much cheaper price than I could find anywhere else. It doesn’t get much easier than direct bolt on parts. Shipping was fast and easy with no hassle. 481053

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The best ever, making the addition of a 5th wheel extremely easy. 456793

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I ordered a fifth wheel brackets and hitch along with curt brake controller and pigtail. Everything fit great with no problems and the service and shipping was very speedy. Highly recommend etrailer for all your needs. 413233

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what can I say other than product I purchased from etrailer was exactly what I wanted and it fit perfect,took less time to install than it said it would thanks again everything fit right and worked right 345836

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Was very easy to install, no frame drilling and trying to fish bolts thru frame. Had everything but brackets. Thank very happy with it. Only way to install. 272129

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Three helpful salesman and then I receive my package earlier than it was supposed to and I'm totally pleased.I would definitely use a trailer again. 180834

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This is my first install into a dodge and it went by the directions. I needed to be exact to the measurements or it would've missed the designed location around the front bed rail and not landed in the center of the rear bed rail. Fishing the plates and bolts thru the frame rail and the spacers into the rear bed rail was a added challenge and definelty a under estimate on the time factor for the first time. 90 minutes only for the experienced installer. All the needed hardware was included minus the bed rails. 132712

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Straight forward, received my order right on time, thank you Ed 108641

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Fits perfect on my 2012 dodge ram 3500, so easy to install. Thank you. 86200

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Quick shipment. All parts accounted for and no damage. Great service. 57905

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Fit well, instructions were great. video on youtube was priceless. I would recomend this product for the same application any day. 2004 dodge ram 2500 quad-cummins (larger tank than gasser?). no problem with clearance. 57900


Still working as it should. am impressed not with the ease of install but the product design of form fit and function. installation could prob. not be made easier but it is a task that needs to be done by mechanically inclined person.

doug - 04/24/2014


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  • What Rails will a Reese 30032 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit
  • The 30032 fifth wheel hitch is basically the older version of the # RP30047. Basically any set of industry standard fifth wheel rails would work, but without knowing the year/make/model of your truck it is hard to give you a specific recommendation. The part # RP30035 is a universal install kit that fits most trucks though and would probably work for you.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Reese Hitch # 30032 on a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega-Cab Dually
  • Since the 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega-Cab Dually is a short bed you will need to make sure that you will be using a Reese hitch that is a slider hitch. The slider is needed on a short bed truck to gain the clearance that is needed to clear the truck cab with the fifth wheel trailer when making tight turns. The Reese hitch # 30032 is a old part number. If it is not a slider hitch you will need to remove the hitch head and bolt it to the Reese Pro Series Fifth Wheel Slider, part # RP30092....
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  • Which Grade Bolts Should Be Used for The Curt # C16420 5th Wheel Install Brackets
  • I spoke with my Curt representative, who tells me that either Grade 8 or Grade 5 half-inch bolts are acceptable. In the past, they provided Grade 5 with their install kits, but recently changed to Grade 8. It doesn't matter which of the two bolts are used, as long as the bolts are torqued properly. Grade 8 should be torqued to 110 foot/lbs and Grade 5 should be torqued to 75 foot/lbs. Having them mixed wouldn't cause a problem. I've linked you to a copy of the installation instructions.
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Options for a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel Dually
  • For your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel Dually, there are a few possible custom fit 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits that will fit. Since your truck is a diesel, you will be able to use Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50140-58. I have included a link to the installation instructions for reference. You can also use Reese kit # RP56011-53. This kit is the easiest to install since the brackets install on the outboard sides of the frame rails. We also...
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Kit Minus Bed Rails for 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
  • The frame bracket kit is available separately, as part # C16420. I have also included a link to the install details for this kit.
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  • Installing Curt 20K 5th Wheel Hitch Using Custom Brackets for 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
  • A universal 5th wheel base rail kit, such as the Curt # C16100, will fit a wide variety of pickups and so can be moved from the 2006 Ford F350 to your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8-foot bed. Universal base rail kits like this tend to take longer to install and require more drilling than custom kits. We do offer vehicle-specific custom install kits that use under-bed brackets intended specifically for your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500. These custom brackets will cut your install time in half. You...
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  • Will Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit, # C16420, Fit a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Yes, the Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit, # C16420, will fit your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. I have included a link to the installation details below. I do not recommend modifying the rails to fit the brackets as it could compromise the structural integrity of the steel and cause unwanted performance. If you have an RBW 5th wheel trailer hitch, that has tabs that install in above bed fifth-wheel rails, it will fit in Curt rails. But many times RBW rails will not accept...
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  • Can Curt Brackets be Used with Husky Rails and an RBW 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Dodge Ram
  • I cannot recommend mixing brackets and rails from different manufacturers because there is no way to determine the actual compatibility or capacity. I recommend going with a complete bracket and rail kit. That way you will know for sure that everything is compatible and you will have all new parts. We do know that the RBW Lil Rocker will fit in Reese and Curt rails but cannot confirm the fit of any other RBW hitch. You will need to go by the mounting requirements of the hitch and compare...
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  • What Brackets and Rails Are Needed to Install an RBW Lil Rocker Fifth Wheel in a 2007 Ram 3500
  • Custom fit brackets do work better in a sense. The installation time is reduced dramatically because custom fit brackets uses as many factory holes as possible so most of the time you do not have to drill any new holes in the truck frame. Part # C16419 will not fit your Ram 3500, those brackets are meant for Ram 1500. For your 2007 Ram 3500 w/ Overload, you would use Curt part # C16420. We also recommend matching the brackets to the rails. It ensures that the holes in the rails will...
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  • Will the PullRite ISR Series SuperGlide 2700 Fit the Curt Kit # C16420-204 on a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500
  • If you have the ISR Series SuperGlide 2700 that fits industry standard base rails then yes, you can mount it on the bracket kit # C16420 with the base rails # C16204. These are also available in a kit with part # C16420-204. I also recommend installing the Bargman # 51-97-411 in the bed of your 2500 to help make connecting and disconnecting your 5th wheel trailer much easier. Attached are some installation videos for the base rail kit and the 7-Way for you to reference.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a Reese Hitch on a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • For your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 I recommend going ahead and getting a complete new kit, # C16420-204. The reason for this is that you should not mix rails and brackets from 2 manufacturers because the capacity will be unknown, and because you would likely need new hardware anyway to install the rails you do have to the new brackets since the hardware is meant for one time installation. I have included a link to a video showing installation of the Curt kit and its instructions. You can...
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  • What Fifth Wheel Hitch Rails And Installation Kit Will Fit On A 2009 Dodge 2500 Ram Diesel 4X4
  • The Valley Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail and Install Kit, # V70550, is a universal installation kit that will work with your 2009 Dodge 2500 Ram Diesel 4X4. The universal kits do require more installation time than a custom install kit, because there is more measuring involved and more drilling. It is designed as universal, so it has to meet a wide range of fitments. I would recommend the Curt Custom Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets, # C16420-204, which is a custom installation kit...
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  • Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Brackets Fit a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8 Foot Bed
  • While the Reese rails and the Curt Brackets, # C16420, may be compatible, it is not recommended to mix manufacturers for 5th wheel trailer hitch installation components as there is no way to accurately determine the capacity of the system. If you already have Reese rails, you should use the Reese brackets. If your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 long bed has overload springs, you would need Reese Mounting Bracket Kit, # RP58186, and Reese Universal Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches...
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  • 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation
  • We have a rail kit that will fit your 1997 Dodge Ram 3500, but the part # C16420 is for newer Ram trucks so it would not work. Instead you would want the part # RP30035 which is a fit for your truck and would clear the fuel tanks and lines. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Compatibility of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit # C16420 With B and W Hitch
  • The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit, part # C16420, is designed to be used with Curt base rails # C16104 or # C16204. It will fit 2006 to 2008 Dodge Ram Mega Cab and 2003 to 2012 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 with overload springs, including Mega Cab. I would recommend to use installation brackets and base rails from the same manufacturer. I do not recommend mixing manufacturers for rails and brackets as there could be any number of compatibility problems. The Curt base rails are compatible...
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  • Curt Below Bed 5th Wheel Installation Kit Brackets for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 with 8 Foot Bed
  • If you have Curt above the bed 5th wheel rails like in kit # C16420-104 that you have referenced then the correct brackets for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed are # C16420. However, if you have rails from a different manufacturer, you have to match the bracket manufacturer with the rail manufacture. You cannot mix manufacturers because the parts have not been tested together and the capacity of the system will be unknown. I have included a link to the installation instructions for...
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