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Curt Universal Base Rail Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Curt Universal Base Rail Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Mount your fifth-wheel base rails (sold separately) with these universal brackets. Hardware included. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C16101 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Universal Base Rail Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - C16101

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Brackets
  • CURT
  • Universal

Mount your fifth-wheel base rails (sold separately) with these universal brackets. Hardware included.


  • Brackets designed to mount 5th-wheel rails to truck bed
    • Base rails (sold separately) sit on the truck-bed floor
  • Universal design - fits nearly any application
    • Adapters or spacers may be required for certain applications
  • L-Shaped brackets and hardware included

16101 Curt 5th Wheel Rail Mounting Kit with Universal Brackets and Hardware

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Video Transcript for Review of CURT Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rail Installation Kit - C16101

Hello, neighbors and friends. I'm Steven here with Today we're taking a look together at this CURT Universal Base Rail Installation Kit for your fifth wheel trailer hitches. That's right, so if you want to put a fifth wheel trailer hitch in the bed of your truck, you're gonna need either this kit and a set of base rails. The base rails are sold separately along with that fifth wheel hitch itself. Those base rails will sit on the truck bed floor in the bed.

Now, we also sell custom installation kits that cost a little bit more money, but they're a lot easier to install in most cases. And a lot of times, they're a lot simpler and faster to install than this universal kit. But this universal kit works just as well. Again, it may just take a little longer, but it's gonna save you some money and it's also gonna give you that pride in, "Hey, I did it myself and I got it no problem whatsoever." So it's a good option as well. Now, I'm gonna zoom in here, folks.

We can see this a little better, and I'll step outta the way so we can see those black brackets in the back there. So again, you're gonna get all the L-brackets, all the nuts, bolts, hardware you see here. You got a fish tape wire there in the middle. That's for pulling the bolts through the frame of the vehicle if you need to. And they'll simply thread into that coil there on the end of this fish wire.

And then you simply pull that through the frame, thus pulling your bolt through the frame for easy access. You got a couple of spacers here, you may need those with those longer bolts, again, depending on the application. And one thing I recommend is maybe purchase this set of galvanic isolators if you have an aluminum frame such as a Ford. So this was gonna be the most effective way to prevent galvanic corrosion 'cause you don't want that steel and that aluminum to be touching each other. Otherwise, they will make galvanic corrosion is what it's called.

So you don't want that. You don't want that eating your metal away. So I recommend that if you had the aluminum frames. Well, folks, that's gonna do it for our look today at this CURT Universal Base Rail Installation Kit, again, for your fifth wheel trailer hitches. I'm Steven, thanks for watching.

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Curt Universal Base Rail Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - C16101

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

Mount your fifth-wheel base rails (sold separately) with these universal brackets. Hardware included.


2001 Dodge 3500
The hardware kit worked
I used the pdf install document from etrailer all the measurements were spot on.
I called etrailer for the torque spec., ya'll answered all my questions, etrailer is a great place to get all your towing needs.
Thank you!


Hi Tiffany,
Those are the parts I needed.
I haven’t put them on yet, but I did see if they fit. Thank you for not giving up on me even if it sounded like I said, “arrows” lol .have a great day .
Thank you , Jesse


Upon receipt of the E16 Hitch, R16 slider, rails, & universal installation kit I noticed one package was broken open and it contents falling out. Upon taking inventory determined parts were missing. I contacted etrailer about the missing parts and they responded amazingly. Even though the damaged packaging was not there fault I had the missing part a day and half later. The hitch was installed on time and is everything I expected it to be. I will be a return customer.



The fifth wheel hitch assembled, installed, and fit as expected into my trucks short bed. I have pulled my fifth wheel several time and the hitch performs flawlessly. The slider unit provides me a much tighter turning radius without fifth wheel to truck cab interference.


After purchasing this product to help me install hitch on my truck it was really easy to do. My truck has a flatbed instead of regular box and this kit made it very easy to secure it to the frame of my truck with this mounting system.

Thank You


Was torn between a four star or a five star review. I received this faster than expected, but with damaged packaging and missing hardware. I realized that this was not the fault of etrailer, but that of the shipper. After a very brief conversation with etrailer the missing parts were shipped fairly quickly. Overall, I’m happy with etrailer, and will likely be a return customer.


Very happy with this kit. Quality parts and it arrived early. I will be back when it comes to trailer hitch parts!


We received the product in a timely manner, it was exactly as described, we've had no issues with it. We've actually just transferred it to a new truck. I recently ordered from them again, great customer service, they found exactly what I was looking for. Will definitely keep doing business with them.


Fairly complicated install and the video didnt show how to do the most complicated side.


Everything is always just as they say, I LOVE ETRAILER. Shipping is fast, I always get the right part the first time.


Great service. Even when there was an error, Bailey helped me get it right without the slightest hassle!


The lady at etrailer was very nice and very helpful grrat place to get your order from


Wouldn't fit my truck and wouldn't take it back!!

Etrailer Expert

Katrina B.


I am sorry to hear that this is not fitting your vehicle. I do see that this is not a confirmed fit for the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500. I have sent your information over to our customer service department for them work with you on getting this corrected.


Just what I needed for the install of my RBW Lil Rocker in my 2004 f150. Thank you for a great product!


Order was missing parts called and had the parts sent out a couple days later very pleased with the service


Excellent service. Came faster than I was expecting it was a very good experience. I am happy, thank you.


Shipped & delivered in record time...Best quality available...It's employees are very friendly & informative... I will be using them again...


Product was really great.Be sure to Give Jenny B a call she is very grateful and polite with all the questions you have.Received my order on time


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