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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit

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Curt Accessories and Parts - C16448

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Brackets
  • Curt
  • Custom


  • 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
    • Fits both long and short bed
    • Minimizes the amount of drilling required
    • Cuts installation time in half when compared with universal bracket kits
  • Includes all necessary hardware
  • Works with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches
  • Made in USA

16448 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit

Installation Details C16448 Installation instructions

Video of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Review of Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16448

Today we're going to take a look at the CURT custom 5th wheel bracket kit. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2005 to 2010 Ford F250 and F350 trucks, and also the 2008 to 2010 Ford F450 trucks. And it does fit both long and short bed models of those trucks.Now because it's a custom fit part I do recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will work for your application.Now these mounting brackets are designed to mount beneath your truck bed. They provide these attachment points for your 5th wheel base rails to attach to. Now the base rails we do sell separately on our website.

They do require the CURT base rails which are part number C16104 or C16204. And again, we sell those separately on our website.This will provide a custom fit because they mount to existing holes that are in your vehicle's frame. So it minimizes the amount of drilling that's required, and it will cut the installation time in half when compared with universal bracket kits.This part will include everything shown here on the table. The two custom mounting brackets, all the installation hardware, and a nice set of detailed instructions that'll describe how everything's installed. This will work with the CURT, the Draw-Tite, the Hidden Hitch, Reese and Husky 5th wheel hitches.

And these parts are made in the USA.But that should do it for the review on the CURT custom 5th wheel bracket kit.

Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit - C16448

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

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The frame brackets arrived a day earlier than I expected, and matched up to my frame and rails perfectly. They made my install quick, and easy!

Great! No concerns whatsoever.
Matt - 05/11/2020

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The product was in excellent condition and the instructions were very clear. I will purchase from etrailer again for my needs. Thanks for your help and the purchase price was half of that at a local RV Dealer..

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The customer service that I received was awesome! I thought I order a part and it turned out that I messed up and they worked with me to get the right parts and return the wrong parts. I have ordered several parts from these guys and I have always been happy with what I ordered. Thanks again Melinda you were awesome and keep up the good work!

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Second purchase of Ford frame rails. Dan made it simple and easy from finding my part needed to buying them. Received them in two business days.

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Greatest thing in the world Charlene C is the best sales lady they have up there sh went out of her way to make sure i was happy at the end of sale Great person!

GREAT dont have to worry about product Know is good.. so many mile on it now like its factory
Michael P - 03/25/2015

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Great Customer Service! Timely, & parts were spot on!

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My order came very quickly and I was very happy with my product


Ask the Experts about this Curt Accessories and Parts

  • Correct Curt Custom Brackets for Curt Base Rails on a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The Curt Custom Brackets # C16443 are what you need to use for your 1999 Ford F-250 as the Custom Brackets # C16448 are for 2005-2010 Ford Super Duty models. You can combine this bracket kit with the industry standard base rails as part # C16443-204 on our site. This kit will fit whether you have the long or short bed.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 1994 Ford F250
    The recommended rail and installation kit for your 1994 Ford Ford F350 is the Reese Universal Rail and Bracket Kit # RP30035. What you need is the installation kit without the rails, which is the Reese Universal Installation Kit # RP30439. You should note that this installation kit only works with Reese 10 bolt base rails. You will want to confirm that you have these rails before you order the installation kit. I attached installation instructions for these kits for you to check out.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Double Cab
    There are a few different custom kits available that do not require drilling to install the frame brackets on your 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE double cab. You can use custom kit # RP50064-58 or # RP56007-53. The second kit has longer rails and the brackets install completely on the outsides of the frame making installation much easier. I have linked isntructions for all of the hitches and a video for installation kit # RP50064-58.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel For 2014 GMC Sierra With 5-1/2 Ft Truck Bed
    You sure can tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2014 Sierra. There are a couple options depending on the weight of your fifth wheel trailer. If your fully-loaded-ready-to-tow trailer weight is under 13,000-lbs, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # DM8550041. This hitch features 22-1/2 inches of travel so that you can execute tighter turns. The Underbed Rail And Installation Kit for this fifth wheel hitch is part # DM8551005. With this kit installed,...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Rail Custom Bracket Installation on a 2005 Ford F-350
    You are correct. There are 4 bolts that only get attached to the bed itself when using the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit # C16448 and rails # C16104 (gloss black) or # C16204 (carbide/matte black). I've attached a video of this installation to assist. You may also want to consider adding a second 7-way like the Mighty Cord 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector - 7' Long # A10-7007 which will give you a clean look and easy connection access when towing.
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for 2004 Chevy Silverado Mounting Curt R16 Round Tube Slider
    Brackets such as # C16448 do not mount to the base of your Curt R16 Round Tube Slider # C16560 so there is no correlation between the two parts. Instead, you need brackets that fit your truck and for a 2004 Chevy Silverado the correct brackets are the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Chevy/GMC # C16418. To add base rails that your R16 will mount in you can get a kit with the brackets and rails included, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC # C16418-204, which...
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  • Does Curt Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit C16448 Fit 2006 Ford F-250 6-3/4 ft Bed
    Yes, the Curt bracket kit part # C16448 is a confirmed fit for your 2006 Ford F-250 short bed. The kit that includes these brackets plus rails is the part # C16448-204. I attached an install video for more info as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 1995 Ford F-350 Long Bed
    Curt 5th wheel brackets # C16448 fit certain 2005 and newer Ford trucks but we do have some kits that will fit your 1995 Ford F-350 long bed. You can use the Reese universal installation kit # RP30035. I have linked a video review of this kit for you.
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  • Does the Curt Bracket Kit part # C16448 Come with Rails
    The Curt Bracket Kit part # C16448 that you referenced does not come with any rails at all. For a set of rails to go along with this kit you would want the part # C16204. This rail kit is compatible with Reese hitches as well as Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Valley and Husky.
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  • Help Rewiring 7-Way of 2013 Visa by Golfstream that Was Removed
    The wiring colors shown in the picture you submitted don't match totally with industry standard 7-way wiring colors but I can still help you get them connected where they belong. Most likely it looks like the bundles red and orange wires are 12 volt accessory wires and the thicker white wire is the ground but the safest way to determine everything will be to use a jumper wire from a 12 volt source like a vehicle battery positive post attached to each circuit. This will tell you which circuit...
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250
    Actually the Curt fifth wheel bracket kit you would need is the part # C16443. The # C16448 that you referenced is not compatible with your truck so I would not recommend it for you. If you needed rails as well you would want the part # C16204 for just the rails or part # C16443-204 to order a kit that includes both.
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  • Curt Custom Base Rail Bracket Compatibility with 2011 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    The Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Ford # C16424 is the bracket portion of the # C16424-204 bed rail kit for 2011 Ford F-250 and F-350 short bed trucks. The Curt # C16448 bracket is only a fit for 2005-2010 models according to Curt.
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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Bracket Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota Tundra
    Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit # C16448 that you referenced would be the correct bracket kit for your 2012 Toyota Tundra with a 6-1/2 foot bed to install the Curt Slider hitch from your previous vehicle. If you need the fifth wheel rails also you would want part # C16468-204. I attached installation instructions for the # C16448 for you to check out also.
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  • Does Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit # C16448 Fit 2007 Toyota Tundra with 8-Foot Bed
    The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit # C16448 that you referenced is not a fit for your 2007 Toyota Tundra with 8-foot bed, but this type of custom under-bed bracket does avoid the need to drill into a vehicle's frame. Such custom-fit brackets use existing holes in the vehicle's frame as their attachment points. For your Tundra we do offer both custom and semi-custom 5th wheel install kits. For example, Reese offers a custom bracket kit # RP50084-58 that will not require you to drill...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
    If you have Reese fifth wheel rails you will need to get a Reese bracket kit. The correct bracket kit for your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 would be the Reese Quick-Install Custom Bracket Kit # RP50040. You may also need the hardware to go from the brackets to the rails. If so, then you would want the Replacement hardware kit part # RP58430.
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  • Reese Quick Install Bracket Kit Recommendation for a Pro Series 5th Wheel in a 2008 Ford F350
    For a rail kit for your 2008 Ford F350 I would recommend you install a Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50082-58. This installation kit is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and is designed to work with the Pro-Series hitch you have. If all you need is brackets then you would want Reese Quick-Install Bracket # RP50082. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for you to check out also.
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  • Which Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit for 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD
    The Curt # C16418 bracket kit is a fit for your 2004 GMC 2500 HD, while the # C16448 is a fit for the 2005-2010 Ford F250 and F350. In addition to the C16418, you'll also need the bed rails. You can get the brackets and rails together with all the needed installation hardware as part # C16418-204. The bed rails are compatible with fifth wheel hitches that use industry standard rails like those from Reese, Curt, Valley, Husky and others. If you don't already have a 7-way connector...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150 with Custom Fifth Wheel Rails
    I have a solution for you, but since you have the Curt Custom Install kit part # C16441-204 installed in the bed of your truck the install hardware of an air kit like the # F2542 would not fit since it would interfere with the Curt rail brackets. Instead I would recommend the SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway-Control Kit # SSA5MTKT. This system will provide you with adjustable suspension support that won't interfere with the fifth wheel rails you have in your truck so...
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Options for a 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Short Bed
    I recommend getting a new custom fit installation kit for your 5th wheel trailer hitch in your 2008 Ford F-350. Using a new kit will ensure the capability of all the parts and you will also get new hardware for installation. For your truck, one option for a custom kit is # RP50082-58. This will include the brackets you have referenced, rails, and hardware. The Reese rails are compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches that fit in above the...
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  • What Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Will Fit A 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel Using A Curt 16K E5 Hitch
    For your 2011 Ford F-250 Diesel I would recommend to use the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit, part # C16448. This is a custom install kit that will use existing holes in the vehicles frame and keep any drilling to a minimum. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Curt bracket kit. I would also recommend to use the Curt Fifth Wheel Base Rails, part # C16204, in place of the Husky rails you have now. The Husky rails might not line up with the Curt bracket kit....
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  • Recommendation For a Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch and Base Rails on 2005 Ford F-250
    Since you are asking about a slider hitch it probably means your 2005 Ford F-250 has the 6-1/2 foot bed. My recommendation for a 16K slider hitch would be the Reese 16K Round Tube Slider Hitch, part # RP30075. I really like the round tube slider, as sometimes the square tube model sliders can bind, making the hitch difficult to slide back and forth. The round tube slider hitch will also give you 12 inches of travel towards the tailgate, compared to the 10 inches with a square tube slider...
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