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Replacement Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs

Replacement Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs

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Replacement head unit fits Curt A25 fifth-wheel trailer hitches.


Features:

  • Replaces head unit on your Curt A25 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact with interlocking dual jaw
  • Ensures secure towing with 3-point, color-coded lock indicator system
  • Fully articulates for controlled coupling and a stable, quiet ride
  • Removes quickly and easily with 1 pin
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
  • 2 Built-in zerk fittings for easy lubrication
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • Constructed of sturdy steel with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: Curt A25 5th-wheel trailer hitch (C16180)
  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs


16580 Curt A25 Fifth-Wheel-Trailer Hitch Head Unit





Video of Replacement Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel C16580 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the replacement head unit for the Curt A25 fifth wheel trailer hitch. This has a 25,000 weight capacity. Now this part will replace the head unit on your Curt A25 fifth wheel trailer hitch. Part number C16180. We do sell that part number separately on our website. This head unit uses the interlocking two-jaw system. Provides a nice 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact.

Gives you less rattle, more security than the slide-bar models. This also has the fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and a nice, stable, quiet ride. It'll self-align for easy hookup. It does use a caste yolk with poly-torsion inserts to suppress the shock loads and helps reduce any bothersome toning noise. They do have two built-in zerk fittings. You can see there's one on each jaw.

Gives you easy lubrication, just hook your grease gun to that and pump grease into it. Also offers a nice, fast one pin head removal, you can see right here. On the front, if you pull that clip out, you can pull this large pin right out. Makes it easy for one person to remove the hitch from your vehicle. Now this does also, on the side here, when you mount this to the legs, it'll offer three hitch height adjustment positions. Helps keep your fifth wheel as level as possible with your two vehicle. What's unique about this hitch, it is offers a three point indictor system. Right back here, you can see it has a color coding here to tell you if the hitch is ready to uncouple, couple, or two.

You can see right now the jaws are closed like if it was around a kingpin, so it's showing green. The green means the jaws are locked closed, it's safe to tow. Now when we go to open this, it'll show yellow, which means the jaws are ready to couple, so it's safe to back your track into couple to your trailer. And if it happens to show red, that means the jaws are locked open, it's safe to pull your truck away, but you do not want to couple when it's showing red. What's nice about this, you'll be able to see these colors, they're visible from your cab.

Basically, if it was positioned this way and I was in the cab, you can turn around and look, and by looking at the color can tell you what position those jaws are in. Has a nice lockable handle there. Pull the pin and clip out of it, it's tethered so you don't lose it. Has a nice lockable handle. The hole is large enough you could put a padlock through there if you prefer, to lock it into place. It is a very short throw single handle operation, and it will self reset to the ready to couple position after uncoupling. What I'm going to do now is just pull it out and then swing it back and you can see how the dual jaws will open up, ready to accept the kingpin. It does come with the included plastic lube plate. Just going to get that, I'll set it over here. This plastic lube plate lets your kingpin . it goes onto your kingpin, helps it glide smoothly into the hitch during hookup and it'll help protect the hitch head from any damage. This hitch head is constructed of a sturdy caste steel main body. It's the nice, durable carbide powder coat finish. A few specs on it. The application, again, is Curt A25 fifth wheel trailer hitch it goes to. The gross towing weight capacity, again, is 25,000 pounds, and the vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 6,250 pounds. I just want to swing this around now that we opened the jaws, you'll be able to see. You'll see that yellow, which we talked about, means the jaws are ready to couple. It's safe to hook up. What I'm going to show now is I happen to have an example of a kingpin that would be on your fifth wheel. Basically what happens is when this slides in, it'll push those jaws. You can see once it gets completely wrapped around there, the jaws lock, the handle locks into place, your hole's right there. Take your pin and clip and just drop the pin down. Clip it closed, and you're locked in, ready to go, as simple as that. That should do it for the review on the replacement head unit for the Curt A25 fifth wheel trailer hitch with a 25,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Replacement Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs - C16580

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Replacement head unit fits Curt A25 fifth-wheel trailer hitches.

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The A25 hitch is great; just as expected. But, havent to say something about the great, personal, pleasant and expert people that helped me. They were terrific! I highly recommend trailer for your needs.



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Item works great.



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Upgraded from Q25 to A25 , much better build and smoother ride



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Molly helped me change my order and get it out the door same day!! These folks actually care about you and your situation - they’re AWESOME!!



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Finally received the correct products to install the 5th wheel hitch in my new 2020 Silverado HD. It went together easily and I did a test hookup to the trailer. The mechanisms work easi I y and smoothly, unlike my previous hitch that was an absolute fight to disconnect. Curt products seem to be a better quality than others I've had. Service this time was excellent, she knew what I needed, and sold it to me.



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    Yes, your OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs # C16021 will allow for the following replacement hitch heads which includes the A25 head. E16 # C16515 A16 # C16520 A25 # C16580 Q20 # C16530 Q24 # C16545
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  • What Slider Base Does Curt A25 Hitch Head Fit
    We've had a similar question and Curt told us that the A25 head part # C16580 that you referenced needs the higher rated slider base part # C16570 as the bolt pattern does not match up to the lower rated slider base you mentioned.
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  • Does Curt Replacement A25 Head Include Center Section and What Legs Fit for 2017 Ford F-350 Pucks
    Replacement Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs Item # C16580 is the head and the center section so you would only need the appropriate legs for your 2017 Ford F-350 long bed with the factory prep package. The legs are Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Legs for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package - 24,000 lbs Item # C16017. But they are rated for 24,000 pounds. Since the legs limit the hitch capacity to 24K you could save some money and go with Curt Q25 5th Wheel...
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  • Can Curt Q20 Legs be Installed on an A25 Hitch Head on a 2014 Ram w/Factory Puck System
    The Q20 legs are fundamentally different than the A25 legs. If you have the Q20 head you can use Curt base # C16021 for the factory puck system in your 2014 Ram.
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  • Curt A25 Head Compatibility With R24 Sliding Roller Base.
    The Replacement Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs # C16580 has a compatible bolt pattern to the Q25 head # C16565. The A25 will absolutely fit on the R24 slider base # C16570 according to my contact at Curt. He said the 16K rollers don't fit because they are designed to not allow for the larger head but the larger rollers like the R24 are compatible.
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  • Slider System to Fit Curt A25 Head and OEM Puck System on 2016 Ford F-350 with Short Bed
    You can use your Curt A25 Head Unit # C16580 with the Curt 5th Wheel Round Tube Slider # C16020 to fit the OEM puck system on your 2016 Ford F-350 with the short bed. This will all fit together but it is worth noting that the slider is only rated for 24,000 lbs so it will remove 1,000 lbs of weight capacity to the head unit itself. I confirmed this fitment with my contact at Curt.
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  • How to Make Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible With 2020 Ram 2500 Short Bed With Puck System
    It sounds like you have a Curt A25 and want to make it compatible with your 2020 Ram 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed and the factory 5th wheel puck system. We do have the parts required so you can use your Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16580 on your '20 Ram 2500. What you will need are the following parts: - Curt R24 Round Tube Slider # C16570 - Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package # C16022 I have added links to video reviews...
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  • Does Replacement Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch Come With Mounting Bolts
    The mounting bolts are indeed included with the Replacement Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16580. I have added a photo of the # C16580 for you which shows the included mounting bolts.
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  • Difference Between # CU53FR and # C16024 Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Legs for 2020 GM Puck System
    The Curt # C16024 fifth wheel legs you mentioned fit the A series hitches from 20k and up; the A20 # C16540, A25 # C16580, and A30 # C16590. They're technically designed for the A30 because of the legs's 30,000 pound rating but they still fit the other two. With that in mind they will not, however, increase the weight capacity of the other 2 hitches. The # CU53FR legs fit all of the same hitches plus the Q Series and E Series hitches as well. These legs even fit the A30 however they...
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  • Does The Curt A20 C16540-16024 For 2020 Chevy Silverado Work With 5th Airborne Pin Box
    The Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package part # C16024 is designed to replace the legs of the Curt A20 # C16540, Curt A25 # C16580 and Curt A30 hitches to adapt the hitch to the 2020 and newer Chevy/GMC trucks with factory-installed, underbed towing prep package. The legs will not fit the A16 hitch head or center part. Instead you need # CU53FR for for the A16 in your truck.
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  • How To Upgrade a Curt A16 Hitch to an A20 or A25
    In regards to a Curt 5th Wheel Hitch, the weight capacity comes from the head not the base so in order to upgrade from a Curt A16 Hitch like part # C16521 to a Curt A20 or Curt A25 Slider you'd a new head, the Curt A20 Head part # C16540 or the Curt A25 Head part # C16580. These will both work with the base for a Curt A16 Hitch. Please note, the base does max out at 24,000 lbs.
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    Just the top section of the Curt Q24 hitch head is not replaceable. The torn up condition you found it to be in is one of the reasons they upgraded the Q Series to the A Series as people found that the heads of the Q Series were prone to the type of damage you described. Best option would be the A25 hitch head unit replacement part # C16580 which gives you a tougher head design and also a better jaw design that will hold the king pin of the # RP61412 tighter.
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    If you have the Curt Q25 hitch head # C16565, there have been many people who have had a similar issue. Curt came out with another hitch head the A25 # C16580 which has a better latch system and a different pivoting system. This hitch head is able to fit all the same bases as the Q series 5th wheel hitch head. I don't believe there was any recall on these.
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  • Replacement Base For Curt A25 Fifth Wheel Hitch To Fit 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Prep Package
    Yes, you can keep the head of the Curt A25 Fifth wheel hitch part # C16066 from the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with OEM prep package and switch out the base to make it fit the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with OEM prep package. The replacement base that you need is part # CU53FR which will fit your existing head part # C16580. The new base legs will lock down into the OEM prep package of your new truck.
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  • Is Curt A25 5th Wheel Head Compatible With Legs of Curt A16 for 2020 Ford Super Duty Prep Package
    The answer to all of your questions is yes! They are compatible and you can buy the hitch head separately if you like. The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs # C16520-16017 uses the exact same legs as the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package # C16036, which are the Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Legs for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package # C16017. If you wanted to upgrade to the A25 all you need to do is get the head unit, which is available...
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  • Does Curt A25 Slider Hitch Fit 2020 Ford F-350 Short Bed
    The Curt fifth wheel slider part # C16020 does fit the factory rail kit of your 2020 Ford F-350 and it weighs 170 lbs. The A25 head part # C16580 would then be a really great option and would easily tow your trailer. The head weighs 97 lbs. The A20 head part # C16540 is actually listed as weighing more at 104 lbs.
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  • Will the Curt A30 Head Fit Curt Q24 Legs/Base
    I do have an option but the Curt A30 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Head part # C16590 will not work with Curt Q24 5th Wheel Legs due to the presence of a dowel pin that is only on the GM legs/base. However, you can use the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Head part # C16580. Therefore, if you have a Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch you can simply swap out the Q24 for the A25. The A-Series is much better than the Q-Series so even though you won't get much added capacity you will still see ride quality...
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  • How To Upgrade from a Curt A16 to A20/A25 5th Wheel Hitch
    In regards to a Curt 5th Wheel Hitch, the weight capacity comes from the head not the base so in order to upgrade from a Curt A16 to a Curt A20 or Curt A25 you'd need a new head, the Curt A20 Head part # C16540 or the Curt A25 Head part # C16580. These will both work with the base for a Curt A16 Hitch.
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  • Will the Legs from a Curt 16K 5th Wheel Hitch for GM Prep Package Fit the A25 Head
    Yes, you can use legs # C16025 from your Curt 16K hitch with the Curt A25 head and center section # C16580. These same legs are used on several Curt hitches for the GM factory 5th wheel system.
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  • Availability of Replacement Parts for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500
    Yes we do! For your newly acquired Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16046 we have the Replacement Legs # C16021, Head # C16580, and Hardware # C16125-SK4 all readily available if the need were to arise. We also have replacement parts available for older model Curt hitches because we know the importance of keeping these on hand so that our customers can continue to use their hitch for years on end. I have attached a link that will take you to our complete selection of Curt replacement...
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  • Is Curt C16020 Slider Assembly for Ford OEM Puck System Compatible With The C16580 A25 Hitch Head
    Curt has confirmed that their # C16020 slider for the Ford factory puck system is compatible with the # C16580 A25 fifth wheel head. However, be aware that the # C16020 slider has a weight capacity of 24K, so it would lower the capacity of the # A25 hitch head to 24K.
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  • How To Upgrade a Curt A16 Hitch to an A25
    You do not state what base you have however, since you have a short bed 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 I will assume you have a slide model such as the Curt A16, # C16521. To upgrade from a model such as this you will need the Curt A25 Head, # C16580. The weight capacity comes from the head not the base.
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  • Can Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch Head Fit Q20 Legs From Ford Puck System
    Yes, you can use your current legs; I verified with Curt that for the puck system on your Ford truck, the Curt Q20 # C16530-16017 and Curt A25 # C16036 5th wheel hitches both use the same legs, the Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Legs for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package # C16017. So you can use the legs you have now, and upgrade simply by adding the A25 head unit, which is the following part number: - Replacement Head Unit for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16580
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