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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. 1-833-496-1390 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C16420 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices 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

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Brackets
  • Custom
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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.


  • 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
  • Assembled in USA

16420 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit

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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. .

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (36 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.


Installation was straight forward and easy. Only issue is that it mounted the hitch a little farther back that i would have liked which caused the truck to squat down a lot which also caused it to sway about 55. I fixed this by installing air bags in the back

Everything has worked good except even with the bolts torqued to spec the rails have shifted slightly causing the hitch to be difficult to install and remove.
Charlie - 07/19/2022


Good kit for my 2011 ram 3500 8’ bed, I do wish we would’ve got a measurement for the frame brackets but it was easy to figure out. Definitely worth the money and accurate measurements that were provided for the bed rails.


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.


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.


Description was correct.. fitment worked great


Very nice product easy to install just takes a lot of time because of trying to get wrench’s and arms into tight places.


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.

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


Straight forward, received my order right on time,

thank you



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


Had to get this to finish the install of my hitch. I would include pictures but everything is under the bed but above the spare tire. I was very happy with all the great communication; this ranges from 'expected to have the item in stock on a certain date' to 'Your item has shipped'! This is our 2nd purchase from and we will be sure to come back for any future needs we might have. Hoping our current hitch will work with any 5th wheel we purchase. If not, we'll come here!!


great service and quality products


Great product. Very easy install on 2006 Ram. 2 guys 1 hour


Well made and just as described.


These rail brackets bolted right up to the frame of my 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Long bed. Was an easy install, fairly straightforward for anyone with a little mechanical know how. They pulled great, I'd highly recommend them. A good tool or part should get the job done, no questions asked. This part gets the job done. 5/5


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.


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.


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.

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


Package arrived 3 days ahead of time very happy website is easy to use


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


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


Product was as advertised came in timely manner


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


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.


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.


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

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