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Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Ford

Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Ford

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Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Hardware included. Base rails sold separately. Call 800-298-1624 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C16428 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Ford. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - C16428

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Brackets
  • CURT
  • Custom

Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Hardware included. Base rails sold separately.


Features:

  • 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
    • Minimizes the amount of drilling required
    • Cuts installation time in half compared with universal bracket kits
  • Includes all necessary hardware
  • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Assembled in the USA


16428 Curt Custom Bracket Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

Replaces 16445

Installation Details C16428 Installation instructions



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Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit C16428 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt custom fifth wheel bracket kit for Ford trucks. Now this is a custom-fit part. It is designed to fit the 2017 Ford F250, F350, and F450 Super Duty trucks without the factory rail kit. Now on a custom-fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year/model vehicle, and it'll show you if these brackets will work for your applications. These will mount beneath your truck bed. They do provide the attachment points for fifth wheel rails to attach to. Now the rails we do sell separately on our website.

They do require the Curt base rails, and there's two part numbers we sell on the Curt base rails. It's C16104 which is the gloss finish rails, or C16204 which is the carbide finish rails. And I happened to pull just one of the carbide finish rails just to give you an idea of what the rails look like. These are what attach to these mounting brackets that are underneath your truck. The base rails are what will sit in your truck bed, and it allows the fifth wheel hitch to attach to your vehicles. These brackets, here, these will provide the custom-fit by mounting to existing holes in your vehicle's frame.

These will help minimize the amount of drilling that's required. Basically cuts your installation time in half compared with universal bracket kits. Now this part will include all the necessary mounting hardware to install them, a nice set of detailed installation instructions. Also in this kit is this roll of tape which is a galvanic isolator kit. Basically that's the polyurethane film, and that'll prevent galvanic corrosion by serving as a protective barrier between the aluminum body of your Ford truck, and these brackets, and the base rails.

Now this part is compatible with BMW, Curt, Draw-Tite, In-Hitch 00:01:37, Husky, Reese, and Valley above bed fifth wheel trailer hitches. That should do it for the review on the Curt custom-fit fifth wheel bracket kit for Ford trucks.


Customer Reviews

Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Ford - C16428

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Custom brackets reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Hardware included. Base rails sold separately.

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Needed our Curt Fifth-Wheel installed in our 2018 Ford Super Duty. etrailer has a great reputation for selling just what you need. I ordered the needed equipment, had the mechanic at the truck shop install it. He said it fit like a glove, just what we needed. I will be ordering more truck parts from etrailer.



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Install took about 30 minutes with the brackets perfect fit. Shipping was fast well packaged. 2021 F250



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Great product. Shipping was quick and on time. Installed on my brand new F250, so there were carefull measurements before drilling through the bed. Installation took about 3 hours, but everything lined up perfect. This is way better than using the universal type L brackets. I would strongly recommend this to anyone.



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Product arrived when you said it would. So glad I found your site. Got the parts I needed. No other site could tell me the exact parts I required and wanted me to buy extra parts I did not need. Thanks for all your help. Etrailer.com is the place to shop Tim



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Parts fit great into all the factory holes. No adjustments or modifications. Super easy. Pulled 6 times last year no issues.



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Perfect fit and got me going.



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Etrailer is great to order from. Will definitely order from them again.



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Well made, very good product. Installs easily!



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Worked as it should



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Easy installation, no holes to drill



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Seems great the only problem was the box was opened one end and the hardware was all over the place but thanks for checking back with me



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Perfect fit ,nice frame Everything lined right up



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  • Custom Fit Curt Brackets for 5th Wheel Rails on 2018 Ford F-250
    For your 2018 Ford F-250 the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish # C16428-204 is a fit. Since you just need the brackets, you will use # C16428 which is just the brackets, their hardware, and the rail hardware but without the actual rails.
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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit that Fits 2019 Ford F-250 with Curt E16 Hitch
    For your 2019 Ford F-250 that has a set of Curt rails you could use the bracket kit part # C16428 which is custom fit for your 2019 Ford F-250 and would work with your Curt hitch. The full rail kit this bracket is from is the part # C16428-204.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit Rail Location for 2017 Ford F-250
    The actual position of the bed rails can vary according to which manufacturer's frame bracket you're using. Since most folks tend to order the brackets from the same manufacturer as the hitch, I'll assume unless told differently that you're using the Curt # C16428 frame brackets with your Curt bed rails (you always want to ensure that the frame brackets and bed rails are from the same manufacturer so the capacity of the installation isn't compromised). The rails for this kit mount so that...
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  • What Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Fits Curt Rails for 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    I checked with Curt just now and they have a set of custom install brackets for your 2019 Ford F-250 short bed that will work with your current Curt rails. For that you'd want the part # C16428 and you'd be set. If you didn't have the rails already you'd instead need the part # C16428-204. This will allow your Curt 16k hitch like the part # C16521 to install in the bed of your truck. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250 with Curt Rail Kit Installed
    The Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16428-204 you referenced provides a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails so you have many hitch options that will fit. Since your 2019 Ford F-250 is a short bed you would need a slider hitch to allow you to have the needed turning clearance. So for that I highly recommend the Demco Hijacker AutoSlide hitch part # DM8550034 as it slides automatically as you make tight turns to provide you with the turning clearance you need. Most slider...
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  • Does Curt 5th Wheel Installation Kit Have a Weight Capacity Rating
    We have asked Curt about this before. They have told us that there 5th wheel installation kits such as # C16428-204 do not have their own weight capacity since they are part of a system. The other part of that system is the 5th wheel hitch and the capacity of it is what you will need to go by.
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  • Will Steel 5th Wheel Rails Cause Corrosion on Aluminum Bed of 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed 4x4
    There are a couple of layers of protection between the steel rails in a 5th wheel installation kit such as # C16428-204 and the aluminum bed in the 2017 Ford F-250 4x4 short bed. First, the rails are powder coated so this powder coat is the first layer of protection between the steel rails and aluminum bed. This kit also comes with galvanic isolation rods that go between the rails and the aluminum bed so that the rails and bed won't be in contact with each other. Take a look at the installation...
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  • Do I Need Isolator Tape When Installing Curt Fifth Wheel Rails In Ford Bed With Spray In Bed Liner
    The spray in bed liner of your 2018 Ford F-250 will protect the aluminum bed from the steel rails when you install Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford part # C16428-204 so you won't need to use the galvanic isolator tape on the bottom of the rails. You are correct that you need to use the isolator tape on the underside of the bed when you install the brackets because the underside is aluminum.
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  • Does Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit C16428-204 Fit 2018 Ford F-350 Dually
    Yes, the Curt Fifth Wheel Rail kit part # C16428-204 fits the dually and non-dually versions of the 2018 Ford F-350 like what you have. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Are 5th Wheel Hitch Galvanic Strips Required In Beds With A Line-X Bed Liner
    The galvanic strip included in the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Gloss Finish # C16428-104 is to prevent corrosion between the body of your aluminum truck between the brackets and the rails. Since you have a Line-X bed liner you won't need to use it on the rails but could still use it on the brackets.
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  • Correct Fitting Above Bed Rails For A 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Bed
    The correct fitting rails for your 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty are the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish Item # C16428-204. These rails are industry standard and are compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches. If you're needing a new hitch as well I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000lbs # C16521 or the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20...
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  • 5TH Wheel Rail Kit Needed For Installing Curt R16 Slider Hitch With A16 Head In a 2019 Ford F-250
    Your Curt R16 Round Tube Slider # C16560 is designed to fit the Industry Standard Rails. For your 2019 Ford F-250 Curt does have these rails with the custom fit under bed brackets to make installation easier. You have the rail finish option of a Carbide Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16428-204 or Gloss Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16428-104. We do have the A16 Head # C16520 you need as well to complete the hitch.
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  • Compatibility of Curt 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit on 2019 Ford F-250 with PullRite SuperGlide Hitch
    The PullRite Superglide 2900 uses the industry standard rails. For your 2019 Ford F-250, the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish # C16428-204 is a confirmed fit that will be compatible with your hitch as well as your vehicle frame. You may also want to consider adding the Hopkins Endurance 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Plug # 41157 to give you an easy connection access in the bed of your truck for a clean look.
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  • What Rails do I Need to Use my Curt Fifth Wheel in my 2019 Ford F-350 Without Prep Package
    The correct rail set for your 2019 Ford F-350 with the long bed non prep is the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford part # C16428-204. The legs of your Curt Q5 fifht wheel are designed to drop directly into these rails as they are industry standard. I've attached a video for you to check out on the installation process. It is on a 2018 F-250 but it will be an identical installation. Check it out!
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  • Correct Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2020 Ford F-250
    The correct Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2020 Ford F-250 is part # C16428-204 which is a direct bolt-on fit to the frame. This will then work just fine with a Pro Series 5th Wheel Hitch.
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  • Can 5th Wheel Rails Be Installed In A Truck With Rusty Bed?
    Based on the pictures you provided, it looks like the bed supports are pretty much rusted through. While surface rust is not an issue, rust to the point of deterioration is and you would want to fix the rust first. While 5th wheel rails like the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish # C16428-204 mount to the frame and then mount to the above bed rails, there are sill a few bolts that go through the bed and bolt to the bed floor itself. I would not install a...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail and Bracket Kit that Fits 2019 Ford F-250
    We have fifth wheel bracket kits that fit your 2019 Ford F-250 like the part # RP50074 which would work if you had a set of Reese rails but the manufacturers can't mix between rails and brackets. For the rail and bracket kit this is from it's part # RP50074-58 which includes the rails and the brackets. If instead you have a set of Curt fifth wheel rails you'd need the part # C16428 for just the brackets. For the rails and the brackets this comes from kit part # C16428-204. I attached...
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  • Can Curt Fifth Wheel Clear Top of Bed on 2017 Ford F-250
    The Curt A16 # C16521 is going to give you the highest available hitch setting, though it still is not going to give you a 7 inch clearance over the top of your 2017 Ford F-250's bed. If you need additional clearance to stay level, you would want to consider a king pin replacement; I've added a link to our page with all of our replacement king pins for you to take a look at. The Curt # C16521 will install into the truck bed of your '17 F-250 with the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 Long Bed without Prep Package
    For your 2018 Ford F-350 with the long bed I recommend the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16180. This is an excellent hitch that features an interlocking 2-jaw system and a fully articulating head that both contribute to a really smooth ride when towing your trailer. The head in particular is what sets this hitch apart from a lot of alternatives as it will do a great job of actually suppressing road shock and reducing a lot of that standard towing noise. Its self-aligning design will...
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  • Best Budget 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty
    For a 5th wheel hitch that is well built, comes from a brand you can trust and won't necessarily break the bank, I highly recommend the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16130, rated for 20,000 lbs. What I like about this hitch is that it features a 360 degree cushioned head so you'll experience a relatively smoother ride on top of the solid double jaw connection that's much more secure and rattles significantly less than standard slide bar models. The hitch head can be removed with...
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  • Recommended Base Rails for Mounting 5th Wheel Hitch in 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The item you linked to is the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford, # C16428-204. This fits both the 8 foot bed and the short bed configuration of your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty. If the 5th wheel hitch you are wanting to install requires Industry Standard Rails (ISR), this # C16428-204 is my recommendation as they are a custom fit installing without drilling required. If needed, I suggest the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector for Aluminum...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    For a fifth wheel rail kit for your 2018 Ford F-250 short bed truck the Curt custom rail kit part # C16428-204 would be what you'd want. It provides you with industry standard rails that nearly all hitches are designed to work with and is a custom install kit which means it will install without frame drilling and in much less time.
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  • Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    I would be happy to help you find a fifth wheel hitch for your 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty. I recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch item # C16245. This 24,000 lbs hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. The dual jaw locking system provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact this allows for a secure coupling that is far superior to to slide bar models. This feature also helps to reduce rattle and vibration. You will also want the Curt Custom...
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  • Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The custom brackets for your 2022 Ford F-250 that are compatible with the Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch item # C16536 are the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford item # C16428-204. These rails are designed to work with 5th wheel hitches that fit in the industry standard rails.
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