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Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Curt 20,000-lb 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel

Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Curt 20,000-lb 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel

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Eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns with this non-binding slider. Provides 12" of travel from front to back. For use with Curt 20,000-lb rated fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Fits truck beds between 6' and 8' in length. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C16550 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Curt 20,000-lb 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Accessories and Parts - C16550

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Slider Parts
  • Curt
  • Slider
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
  • 20000 lbs GTW

Eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns with this non-binding slider. Provides 12" of travel from front to back. For use with Curt 20,000-lb rated fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Fits truck beds between 6' and 8' in length.


Features:

  • Provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
  • Works with Curt 5th-wheel trailer hitches rated at 20,000 lbs
  • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
  • Designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'
    • Not recommended for use on truck beds shorter than 6'
  • Mounts to industry-standard rails
  • Constructed of durable, carbide powder coated steel


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • 10-Year warranty

Note: If using a slider, hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting.


Most often used on trucks with 6-foot and 6-1/2-foot beds, this roller helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a roller to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


Non-Binding Design

The round-tube design of this slider allows for relatively uninhibited movement of your fifth-wheel hitch. Because your hitch can glide smoothly and easily along the rods, there is less chance of binding.


With straight, flat contact points, as found with square-tube sliders, tension can build between the slider and the hitch when your truck and trailer are somewhat out of line or are on uneven ground. As a result, it can be difficult to properly activate the slider when your truck and trailer are not in a straight line.


With a round-tube slider, there is more give between the contacting surfaces, allowing better mobility of the hitch system. Fewer corners means less tension buildup. Activating a round-tube slider is easier, and operation as a whole is smoother.



16550 Curt R20 Fifth-Wheel Roller - 20,000 lbs

Installation Details C16550 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Curt 20,000-lb 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel - C16550

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

Eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns with this non-binding slider. Provides 12" of travel from front to back. For use with Curt 20,000-lb rated fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Fits truck beds between 6' and 8' in length.

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Showed up quickly. Ordered Wednesday and delivered Friday. Natalie was awesome, I ordered over the phone with here. I have installed the slider. Fit like a glove, I believe it will do everything I need. 574592



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I ordered a slider base for my q20 fifth wheel hitch. Ordered it on Thursday morning and was at my house friday afternoon. Have found my new place for all my towing and trailer needs. Will definitely use again. 572302



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I have one complaint & it's not with ETRAILER, it's UPS, but I am sure I am not the only one. Box that roller hitch was delivered in was busted up pretty bad only has one piece that was slightly bent which was the cross brace that uses set screws to attached. Attached is picture of box with hitch. I was home & help UPS man unload, he said that's how truck was loaded when he got in truck. When installing and tightening screw it pulled brace back to being straight. Overall I am satisfied but hadn't hooked up to camper fifth wheel yet. Will hook up in next week to see how it works. I have hitch set at 19 inches above bed floor which should give 6 inches of clearance from bed rails to underneath RV . Regards Francis 522516



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Completed this by myself, but probably would not recommend this to another 76 year old unless he had help. Actually it went quite well, just took me longer. 2005 Dodge 2500 478301



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I wanted to convert my fixed Q20 5th wheel hitch to a slider. I called to be sure I ordered the correct part. Rebecca was knowledgeable and helpful. The slider was ordered and arrived sooner than expected. The installation was easy. My 14 year old grandson installed it for me (with close supervision) and learned how to use a torque wrench. It works great! Very easy to operate. 371924



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Product showed up with box that was trashed by UPS. Parts were missing. Etrailer shipped out missing parts with no problems. Product is installed and works great. 301004


Comments
Actually I sold the Curt and bought the Andersen Fifth wheel hitch. Primarily because it only weighs 30lbs where the Curt probably weighs 130lbs
Garth - 10/17/2017

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I purchased a Short bed truck so I needed to add the slider to my hitch and it works great. 255003



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very fast shipping fit truck and hitch head easy moves very freely back to front no noises and very pleased stopped the camper from hitting cab on sharp turns and leaves lotsa clearance 247172



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very fast shipping fit truck and hitch head easy moves very freely back to front no noises and very pleased stopped the camper from hitting cab on sharp turns and leaves lotsa clearance 247171


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Condition: Missing Parts

Notes: Item is missing the hardware, crossbar and handle.

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Condition: Missing Parts

Notes: Item is missing all parts except the 2 roller assemblies.

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Condition: Surface Scratches

Notes: Slider set has cosmetic damage. The finish is scrartched and scuffed from shipping box coming apart. All parts are present and will work as it should.

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