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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Ram 1500

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Ram 1500

Item # C16444
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Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and mounts to existing holes in your vehicle's chassis to provide a secure and custom fit. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C16444 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Ram 1500. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - C16444

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Brackets
  • Custom
  • CURT

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits 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 base 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 when compared with universal bracket kits
  • Includes all necessary hardware
  • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley 5th-wheel hitches
  • Assembled in the USA
  • 1-Year limited warranty


16444 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit

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Video of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Ram 1500

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Video Transcript for Review of CURT Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom Fit Mounting Brackets - C16444

Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we'll take a look at the CURT Custom Fit Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for the Ram 1500 trucks. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2013 to 2017 Ram 1500 trucks with the factory air suspension. And on this custom fit part, I do like to recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year and model of vehicle, and it'll show if this will work for your application.

Now, these brackets are designed to mount beneath your truck bed, and they provide the attachment points for the fifth wheel base rails. Now it will require the CURT Base Rails that we do sell separately on our website, part number C16104, part number C16204, or part number C16205. All three of those base rails, we do sell separately on our website. The only difference between those is the finish that's on them. Now, these parts here will provide a custom fit by mounting to existing holes in your vehicle's frame.

You can see the holes that are drilled already into these parts. They'll line up with the holes in your frame, which will minimize the amount of drilling that's required, which, in turn, will cut the installation time in half when compared with the universal bracket kits. This kit will include everything shown here on the table. The mounting brackets. All the necessary hardware to install it.

And a nice set of detailed instructions that'll describe how it all goes together. These parts do have a nice, black powder coat finish on to resist corrosion. And these are designed to work with industry standard rails that are compatible with BMW, CURT, Draw-Tite, Reese, and Husky above bed fifth wheel trailer hitches. But that should do it for the review on the CURT Custom Fit Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for the Ram 1500 trucks.

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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Ram 1500 - C16444

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and mounts to existing holes in your vehicle's chassis to provide a secure and custom fit.

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Went in fairly easy . the front didn’t line up with the box cross support and I needed to put in longer bolts so I could get a nut on them.I may have done something wrong when measuring because the only one that was right was the one from back of box to the edge of the back support the very first one .Every truck is different and you need to adjust to your truck .would recommend this product for every installation made it so much easier.this is the first one I have done so what do I know.



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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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  • Curt 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit Frame Brackets for a 2017 Ram 1500
    Let's first make sure you have the correct frame bracket kit for your truck. Brackets # C16420 will fit 2003 to present Ram 2500/3500 STD and Quad Cab models including duallies with overload springs as well as 2006 to 2008 MegaCab 1500 models with 6 foot bed and 2500/3500 models. If you have a 2017 Ram 1500 then it would not fit your truck. You will instead need # C16444 if you need the brackets and hardware only. Or # C16444-204 for the complete kit that also includes the rails.
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  • Which Curt Fifth Wheel Rail/Bracket Kit Fits 2017 Ram 1500
    We do have a Curt fifth wheel bracket kit that fits your 2017 Ram 1500 5-1/2 foot bed with the part # C16444 which is part of the full rail kit part # C16444-204. The other kits you mentioned do not fit.
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  • 5th Wheel Install Bracket/Rail Kit for 2016 Ram 1500 w/ 5.5 Foot Bed
    The Curt # C16444-204 5th wheel install bracket/rail kit is compatible with the 2016 Ram 1500 with the factory air suspension. When installed, the rails will place the hitch so that the 5th wheel king pin sits slightly forward of the rear axle center line which isn't enough clearance between the 5th wheel and truck cab in most cases. Typically, for the 5-1/2 foot bed, a replacement rotating pin box like the Reese Sidewinder is needed. I'll link to a help article that explains how the Sidewinder...
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  • Will A Pullrite 5th Wheel hitch Work With Curt Base Rails
    The only Pullrite Super Glide 5th wheel hitch that would work with the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204 is the Pullrite ISR series which is the 2700 or 2900 models. For your Pullrite, you will need to get the rails from Pullrite if you do not have a 2700 or 2900 series hitch. If you do have this hitch, then the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204 will work fine.
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  • Installation of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Install Kit on 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
    The installation of the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204 are linked to this page. The brackets install into existing holes in the frame of your 2014 Ram 1500. This kit is designed to work with and without the EcoDiesel engine so it is confirmed to fit your truck.
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  • Will Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection for 5th Wheel Rails Fit a Curt Custom Installation Kit
    Yes. The Curt rails in installation kit # C16444-204 are compatible with the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection that fits in above the bed 5th wheel rails. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this kit for you.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for 2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn without Factory Air Suspension
    Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16444-204 will fit a 2017 Ram 1500 Big Horn with or without the factory air suspension option, any bed length, and with or without the EcoDiesel motor. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Correct Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 2013 Ram 1500
    The correct Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 2013 Ram 1500 is part # C16444-204 for carbide finish or part # C16444-104 for gloss finish. They work will all bed sizes.
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  • Which Curt Fifth Wheel Bracket Fits 2015 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman
    Yes, the Curt fifth wheel bracket # C16306 does fit your 2015 Ram 1500 4x4 Outdoorsman as long as it has the 6-1/2 foot bed and does not have the EcoDiesel engine. If you have any other version of the Outdoorsman you'd want the # C16444 as it fits all of the other variations.
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  • What is the Weight of Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16180
    The shipping weight of the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16180 that you linked to is 130 lbs. Obviously a portion of that is packaging material. If you do not already have the needed base rails installed in your 2016 Ram 1500, 5-1/2 Foot Bed with EcoDiesel engine, I suggest the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16444-204. The shipping weight for this item is 74 lbs. I have linked an installation video of this product being installed on a 2016 Ram.
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Kit for a 2014 Ram 1500 w/ Air Suspension
    The Curt 5th Wheel Rail Kit item # C16444-204 does fit multiple models of the 2014 Ram 1500 and is compatible with aftermarket air suspension kits. To make hooking up your 5th wheel easier I recommend adding the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector - 7' Long item # C56070. This harness plugs into your Ram's OEM port to provide you with a 7-way connector in the bed of your truck. You will also be able to keep the one at your bumper.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2015 Ram 1500 with the 5-1/2 Foot Bed
    I do have options for you but they do not make any under-bed mounting kits for your 2015 Ram 1500 with the 5-1/2' bed. I recommend taking a look at the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16120. This hitch has a 16,000 lb weight capacity for heavy duty towing, a two jaw locking system for maximum jaw to kingpin contact, and a fully articulating torsion head for easy hookups. It also has built-in zerk fittings which allows for easy lubrication. In order to install this hitch in the...
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  • Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit That Fits A 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
    Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204 will fit your 2014 Ram 1500. This kit includes everything needed to for a complete install, to include hardware, and is compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley 5th-wheel hitches. If you're looking for a hitch as well, the Curt A16 # C16521 is an great choice and will mount directly to the kit # C16444-204 mentioned above. This hitch has a maximum towing capacity of 16,000-lbs, and...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2015 Ram 1500
    We do have 5th wheel installation kits that will fit your 2015 Ram 1500 but # C16427 will not fit because they are designed for the 3/4 ton (2500) models. For the 2015 Ram 1500 you can use installation kit # C16444-204. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. The rails will accept any 5th wheel trailer hitch that fits industry standard above the bed rails. If you can tell me the length of the bed of your truck I can make some recommendations.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Compatibility With A 2017 Ram 1500 8 Bed
    The fifth wheel hitch will fit as long as you have an industry standard base rail in your new truck. If you're needing to get rails for your new truck I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Carbide Finish Item # C16444-204. They are compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley 5th-wheel hitches and since they are a custom fit the brackets will mount to the existing holes in your vehicle's frame.
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  • Compatibility of Curt Custom 5th Wheel Base Rail KIt with a Reese Kwik Slide Hitch on 2016 Ram 1500
    The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Carbide Finish # C16444-204 is a custom fit for your 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with 6-1/2 foot bed. The Reese Square Tube Slider for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 10" Travel # RP30048 which is the base for the Reese Kwik Slide hitch is compatible with the industry standard base rails of that Curt Kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ram 1500 with Air Suspension
    The Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16444-204 does fit the versions of the 2016 Ram 1500 that do have air suspension so it would be the correct kit to use. Then for a hitch you would want the Demco Hijacker Autoslide part # DM8550040 as this is the only slider hitch available that will slide far enough to give you the clearance you need. It automatically slides 22-1/2 inches around tight turns. This will fit well in the Curt rails.
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  • Recommended 5TH Wheel Hitch Installation Kit For a 2015 Ram 1500 For Curt Spyder Gooseneck
    I recommend using the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204 over the Universal Kit # C16200 you were looking at for your 2015 Ram 1500 with 6-1/2' bed. The custom kit means you will not have to drill through your frame to mount the frame brackets as it uses existing holes already in your frame. I have linked an installation video below to help you with the installation. This will allow you to use the Curt Spyder Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 16085
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  • Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For A 2013 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    No, The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck # C16427-104 will not fit your 2013 Ram 1500. You will need The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204. These custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for your 5th wheel base rails. The brackets will mount to the existing holes in your vehicle's frame. This kit is compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley 5th-wheel hitches. I attached...
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  • Which Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2013 Ram 1500 Short Bed
    Curt has a fifth wheel rail kit that fits your 2013 Ram 1500 6-1/2 foot bed with the part # C16444-204 but the kit you mentioned is not a fit.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails for a 2017 Ram 1500
    For your 2017 Ram 1500, I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit item # C16444-204.These are made in the USA and fit all models and bed lengths of the 2017 Ram 1500's with or without a diesel engine. The Curt item # C16444-204 rails are industry standard which means they are compatible with your Curt 5th wheel hitch along with most 5th wheel hitches on the market. The brackets are custom fit and install in pre-existing holes in your Ram's frame. I have attached an installation...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit for a 2013 Ram 1500
    To add a set of 5th wheel rails to the bed of your Ram 1500 you will want the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit item # C16444-204. This kit is custom fit and mounts in existing holes in your Ram's frame. I have linked a review video below. To make towing with a 5th wheel easier I recommend adding the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector - 10' Long item # C56000. This harness puts a 7-way connector in the bed of your truck and allows you to keep the...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed and Eco-Diesel
    Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16116 includes a universal installation kit but that kit is not listed as a fit for your 2015 Ram 1500 with the Eco-Diesel. I do have a solution for you but you mentioned that the truck has a 5-1/2 foot bed. In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer and not have the trailer hit the truck cab when turning you will need either the Demco 13K HiJacker # DM8550040 or a fixed hitch and a Sidewinder pin box for the trailer. Since you will need a hitch either way the...
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