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 etrailer.com. 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.


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
    • 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

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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   (19 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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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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Excellent item and quite easy to install 434719


Comments

Excellent product worked out as I knew it would

Dale J - 09/21/2018

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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 etrailer.com for my future needs. 163665


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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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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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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 629121



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Product did require some drilling but is still good. 575967



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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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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


Comments

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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  • No Drill Fifth Wheel Rail and Bracket Kit Recommendation for 2017 Ram 1500 6.5 ft Bed
  • For a set of custom install brackets from Curt that are a confirmed fit we have the part # C16444, or if you need the rails as well you'd need the part # C16444-204 instead as that comes with everything you'd need. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. The bracket kit you mentioned fits older Rams but not yours.
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  • Difference Between 5th Wheel Bracket Kits for Ram 2500
  • The difference between the two kits you referenced is simply fit; the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit # C16426 will fit on Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks starting in model year 2013. For a 2012 Ram 2500 truck you would need the Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram # C16420 with Base Rails # C16204, which can be had as a kit with the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram # C16420-204. This kit will give your truck brackets and base rails that do not...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Capacity for a 16,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For a 5th wheel trailer that weighs 16,000 pounds you will definitely want to go with at least an 18K hitch or higher. A 16K hitch could easily be overloaded so a buffer of 2,000 pounds in this case is the much safer option. My top picks for 18K and 20K hitches: If your truck has a 6 to 6-3/4 foot bed I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs Item # DM8550034. This hitch slides automatically as you drive to give...
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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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  • 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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  • Which Custom Fit Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • The Curt rail kit that does fit your 2014 Ram 2500 short bed is the part # C16427-204 or just part # C16427 for the brackets alone. The # C16420 does not fit your truck.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit/Brackets for a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Yes, the Curt custom fit 5th wheel frame brackets, # C16420, will fit your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 4-door short bed. I have included a couple of links below to videos featuring these brackets. You would use # C16420 if you already have rails or kit # C16420-204 if you need the rails too.
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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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  • No-Drill 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 V10 Long Bed
  • There is one custom 5th wheel installation kit with above the bed rails for your 1999 Doge Ram 2500 but it still does require drilling into the truck frame for installation. It is Husky installation kit # HT31404-686. The other option is to install B an W installation kit/gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1394-5W which does not require drilling for the frame brackets. Then you could use the B and W Companion hitch # BWRVK3500-5W.
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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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  • 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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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a Reese Hitch in a 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The three part numbers represent different portions of the hitch itself. Those numbers are pretty old so it's hard to say exactly what represents what, but most likely they represent the three different brands that hitch was sold under. Reese, Pro-Series, and Draw-Tite. For a bolt kit that would attach your 10 bolt rails to the brackets under the bed you would want the Replacement Hardware Kit part # RP58430. For a custom bracket kit that would minimize drilling into your 1999 Chevy...
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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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  • Brackets and Hardware Only to Install 5th Wheel Rails in a 2012 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Yes, you can just get brackets and hardware without the rails for your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. Industry standard rails will either have bolt holes for a 4-bolt installation or holes for a 10-bolt installation. To get you the right parts we just have to match the type of rail you have to the right bracket kit. I have included pictures showing 4- and 10-bolt rail designs that will help. If you know the manufacturer of the rails that will help too. Generally we don't recommend mixing...
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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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  • 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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