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Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Bolt this wedge onto your Sidewinder or Revolution pin box to prevent the king pin from rotating in your Curt A Series fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C16992 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Accessories and Parts - C16992

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Bolt this wedge onto your Sidewinder or Revolution pin box to prevent the king pin from rotating in your Curt A Series fifth-wheel trailer hitch.


Features:

  • Prevents Sidewinder or Revolution king pin from pivoting in your hitch
    • Works with Curt A Series 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Bolts onto Sidewinder or Revolution in place of universal wedge
  • Resists corrosion with durable carbide black powder coat finish


16992 Curt Locking Wedge for A Series Fifth-Wheel Hitches





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Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - C16992

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

Bolt this wedge onto your Sidewinder or Revolution pin box to prevent the king pin from rotating in your Curt A Series fifth-wheel trailer hitch.

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After purchasing a used fifth wheel with a Reese Sidewinder I had no idea that there were several different wedges based on hitch model. This wedge fit the A16 perfectly and the Sidewinder works as it should. 412522



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Fast delivery. Part is what I needed and works as described. 397834


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put 6000 Miles of rving last summer Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches worked perfectly. check the fit and torque after first 200 miles.
Brian D - 06/24/2018

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The wedge worked perfectly. Much better fit than the universal wedge. Easy to install. 547106



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Products ordered and delivered as stated by etrailer worked as published online. I would definitely order products from etrailer again. 730623



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Great product, easy to install. Put it on my 2018 Ram 2500 with cargo boxes. 719449



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Great replacement hitch head. 715649



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Have not installed the sidwinder yet. Will install week of the 29th. Looks simple, am excited!!!!!!!!!!!! 677000



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The item arrived in two days via usps. It arrived it perfect condition, wrapped & boxed well. Haven't used it yet but am sure it'll work. Thanks Teresa! 662235



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In stock, fast shipping, keeps me informed about tracking! Now that’s my kind of company! 657834



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Easy to set up and use. 609966



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Quick ship and work great 529538



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Very good recommendation, and fast shipping. etrailer has been great for me. Will recommend to all. 488383



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The products I ordered arrived quickly. I found that the prices on etrailer are very reasonable. I will do business with them again. 466497



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Exactly what I was expecting. 465336



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Received everything as ordered and installed it with help. It works great, hitch, etc. 459673



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Item fit perfectly and has been working like a champ for a year now. 374194



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Works great on my Sidewinder 350830



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Works great. No more weight shift jerk around corners. 215674


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Accessories and Parts

  • Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch That is Compatible with Sidewinder
    A Curt Q24 fifth wheel hitch such as # C16245 is not compatible with a Sidewinder and should not be used with one. The reason for this is its spherical axial bearings in the hitch head of the Q24; there is far too much movement in the head unit to be safely compatible with a pin box that rotates. This is also the reason there is no a wedge for the Q Series of hitch. The best option is really going to be a new fifth wheel hitch. While I know that is not what you expected, it is the safest...
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  • Is There a Sidewinder Wedge that Fits Curt Q Series Fifth Wheel Hitches
    The Q Series of Curt fifth wheel hitches can't be used with Sidewinders as the jaws and heads end up getting damaged. This is partially why Curt redesigned them and made them the A Series. Which the wedge for an A Series is the part # C16992. For a 16k A16 hitch we have the part # C16120 or for an A20 we have the # C16140.
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  • How to Use a Sidewinder Pin Box with a Curt Q16 Fifth Wheel Hitch
    We have a wedge designed by Curt that allows a Sidewinder to be used with the Q16 fifth wheel hitch. For that you would want the part # C16992. In the past Sidewinder has stated that they do not recommend the use of any of the Curt Q Series hitches with the Sidewinders since the jaws of the hitch are very wide. But now there is a wedge available that allows the two to work together. I attached a help article on fifth wheel hitches for you to check out as well.
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  • Custom Wedge for Lippert Turning Point Pin Box and Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch in 2018 Nissan Titan XD
    I have exactly what you need to use the Turning Point pin box with your Curt A16 5th wheel trailer hitch. It is custom wedge # C16992. Customers have reported that the custom wedges designed for the Sidewinder pin boxes (similar to the Turning Point) do in fact fit the Lippert Turning Point pin boxes. Bolt this custom wedge on the pin box instead of the universal one and you will be good to go!
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  • Which Sidewinder Wedge Works with the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    Yes, the Wedge Item # C16992 fits all Curt A series hitches.
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  • Can Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch Work With Revolution Pin Box
    If the Curt fifth wheel hitch you have is a slider, it will have to be locked in the forward position so that it does not slide to be able to work with the Revolution pin box. If it is a stationary hitch it will work fine. You will need the Sidewinder Wedge # C16992 to prevent the king pin from rotating in your Curt A16 fifth-wheel trailer hitch.
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  • Recommended Reese Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch
    The Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # C16992 is the same wedge that is used for the A25 model as well. I reached out to my tech contact at Curt to confirm. The A-Series hitch heads all have the same connection dimensions, so the custom wedge will be far better than the universal fit.
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  • Do I Need A New Wedge To Use A Reese Sidewinder With A Curt 5th Wheel Hitch
    The universal wedge that came with your Reese Sidewinder Pin Box really should not be used with a Curt 5th Wheel Hitch. Instead, you will want to use a custom one as this will provide the tightest fit, part # C16992 if you have an A-Series Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch or part # 30861 if you have an E-Series Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch. If you have a Q-Series Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch then this cannot be used with a rotating pin box like the Reese Sidewinder because of the head design...
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  • Sidewinder Wedge Recommendation for Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch
    The Curt wedge part # C16992 would fit the A25 Curt hitch # C16180 but the Q25 series of hitches don't have a head that is compatible with the Sidewinders.
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  • Is LCI Turning Point Compatible With Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch for Chevy Silverado Prep Package
    Yes it is - the Lippert Turning Point pin box is compatible with the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16520-16025 (which is the same as 16063, just a different part number for our website). To use this hitch with a Turning Point I recommend the Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # C16992 for the best fit. It isn't required, but it is a good idea for the best towing experience to prevent movement in the hitch head. In regards...
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  • Wedge for Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch and Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
    You are correct that the Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # C16992 will work with your Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # C16520-16020; it has been used by a number of our customers with a Turning Point and has worked perfectly. As for using a sliding hitch in your 2017 Ford F-250 with the Turning Point, no you would not need a slider and you should keep your A16 locked in the forward position. With an extended pin box like the Turning Point you could have...
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  • Should Lube Plate be Use with Sidewinder/Reese Revolution Pin Box
    You actually aren't supposed to use a lube plate with a Reese Revolution/Sidewinder pin box. Because the pin box doesn't turn in the hitch head you'd only need to grease the wedge and king pin and you'd be fine. Since they are not necessary, lube plates were not designed to work with Sidewinders.
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  • Can Curt Sidewinder Wedge Fit on Lippert Turning Point Swiveling Pin Box
    While the Curt wedge # C16992 has not been officially confirmed as a fit for the Lippert Turning Point pin box I am confident that it will work. Other customers have successfully used the custom wedges with the Turning Point pin box. The Turning Point pin box is basically the same concept as the Revolution or Sidewinder pin boxes with the only difference being how each one swivels.
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  • How is the Custom Wedge for Curt A16/A20 5th Wheel Hitches Different from the Universal Wedge
    The universal wedge # 201100 that comes with the Sidewinder is designed to fit as many hitches as possible which means that it isn't a great fit for any one hitch. Wedge # C16992 for the Curt A series 5th wheel hitches is designed to fit those hitches specifically meaning a better fit than the universal wedge can give. This means that when you use the custom wedge with the appropriate hitch the Sidewinder will function better without any slop between the wedge and the hitch.
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  • Troubleshooting Use of 5th Wheel Wedge for Revolution Pin Box and Curt A16 Hitch
    5th wheel wedge # C16992 is the correct one for your Curt A16 hitch to allow use of a Revolution pivoting pin box. Since one of the two bolts sheared off it sounds like the initial installation left one of the bolts too loose (the one that did not break). This would have placed all of the force on the other bolt, resulting in it breaking. Custom wedges like C16992 will provide a better fit than universal wedges, if adjusted to the correct position. There is a small adjustment range in...
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  • Can a Curt Q16 Fifth Wheel Hitch Really be Used with a Sidewinder Pin Box
    For a VERY long time there was no way to use a Sidewinder with a Q16 hitch. It was only very recently that the wedge part # C16992 was made available so that the two could work together.
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  • Will Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 Work with a Reese Revolution Pin Box
    Yes, the Curt Q25 5th wheel hitch, parts # C16566 and # C16023 for short bed or part # C16069 for long bed, will fit your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 as long as you use the wedge # C16992 to properly lock the king pin of the Reese Revolution in place.
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  • Is Using a Custom Wedge with a Sidewinder a Better Fit than the Universal Wedge
    When using a Sidewinder pin box the best wedge to use is going to be the custom one designed for the 5th wheel trailer hitch you are using. For a Curt A20 # C16140 Sidewinder Wedge # C16992 will work better than the universal wedge included with a Sidewinder. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Can the Reese Goose Box be Used on a Short Bed 2016 Ram 2500
    The correct Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Air Ride Coupler Adapter for a Lippert 1621 pin box is part # RP94716 for 16,000 lbs or part # RP94720 for 20,000 lbs. With that being said, it is not recommend to use the Reese Goose Box on a short bed truck due to limited turning clearance. They do make an offset gooseneck ball adapter for the Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # 9467 on your 2016 Ram 2500, the 5" Offset Ball part # 19308 but this still is more than likely...
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  • Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch Option for a 2018 Ram 3500 Short Bed with the Factory Prep Package
    I do have a really good option for you but the two you listed cannot be done safely. The Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Air Ride Coupler Adapter part # RP94720 cannot be used on your 2018 Ram 3500 because it has a short bed. If you were to use the Reese Goose Box the loft of your trailer would likely come into contact with the cab of your vehicle causing thousands in damage. The Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # DM8550045 cannot be used with a rotating...
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  • Recommended Custom Wedge for Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch and Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
    The correct custom wedge for your Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16140 is the Sidewinder Wedge # C16992. While we have not had the chance to physically test the Sidewinder wedges with the Lippert Turning Point pin boxes, their designs are extremely similar so this should work without issue. We have also had customers come back to report that other model Sidewinder wedges fit perfectly with their Lippert Turning Point (see attached image). This custom wedge will give you a much...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ram 2500 Shortbed to use with a 5th Airborne Sidewinder Pin Box
    It's not recommended to use a slider hitch with the 5th Airborne Sidewinder, part # RP61422, and they can get a little annoying to operate, which is why the 5th Airborne is such a great pin box upgrade. I recommend using the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16046. This hitch drops directly into the underbed rails in the factory towing prep package. With a Gross Towing Weight of 25,000 pounds and a 6,250 pound vertical load limit, you'll be able to handle a lot of different...
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  • Comparing Curt Q24, Curt Q25 and Curt A25 Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 With Factory Pucks
    Realistically the Curt Q25 # C16039 and Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 fifth wheel hitches are no different and will give the same performance. Both of these hitches will fit into the puck system of your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty and have a 24,000 lb capacity. The head unit of the Q25 is rated for 25,000 lbs but the legs are rated for 24,000 lbs and the capacity needs to go by the lowest-rated component. The Q Series are solid fifth wheel hitches and will do their jobs but the better option...
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Kit for 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel
    I checked with Reese and the correct custom frame brackets for 5th wheel base rails on your 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is the part # RP56018. These brackets do require 48" wide base rails and for the complete kit including both the brackets and rails you can use part # RP56018-53. The # RP50142 bracket kit that you referenced is only a fit on the Ram up through the 2018 model year so they won't work on your 2019 model. Since your Rebel has a 5-1/2 foot bed the only way to tow a 5th wheel...
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  • Can Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used with Reese Sidewinder Pin Box
    There is a wedge now that does work with the Curt A20 hitch part # C16140 for that you would want the part # C16992. The hitch was redesigned by Curt and they tested it to determine that it now does work just fine with the Sidewinder pin boxes. The head of the system would not wear out prematurely.
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  • Comparing Reese Elite And Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2013 Ford F-350 with 8-Foot Bed
    The Curt A20 # C16034 is a high-quality hitch that is going to perform. It has a 20,000 lb GTW and vertical load limit of 5,000 lbs, a secure 2-jaw locking system, and a torsion head which is going to help reduce some of the noise that comes with towing a fifth-wheel. It also has a handy color coding system to tell you when you are ready to couple, tow, and uncouple as well as a height range adjustment between 13" and 17". Keep in mind that with your pin box, you'd need to use the Sidewinder...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Nissan Titan XD for Trailer with Revolution Pin Box
    Since your trailer is equipped with a Revolution Pin Box you won't need a sliding 5th wheel hitch in order to gain cab clearance when making tight turns with your short bed Nissan Titan XD. This is because the Revolution will move the pivot point 22 inches back from the king pin to eliminate any cab clearance concerns. For a fixed hitch that will work great on your 2018 Titan XD I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16520-16026. This 16K hitch is designed to drop right...
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  • Will Curt A20 Fixed Fifth Wheel Hitch fit in 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed With Factory Rails?
    The Curt A20 with Ford OEM Legs # C16034 will fit into the puck system of your 2017 Ford F-250. However, there may not be enough clearance on tight turns and your trailer could very well hit the cab of your F-250, so it is strongly recommended you use a Sidewinder with this hitch as a way to protect your cab from damage. Otherwise, you may want to consider Curt Q20 # C16530-16020, a sliding hitch which also fits in the factory puck system of your '17 F-250. Should you want to go with...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed and Turning Point Pin Box
    Like a Sidewinder, the Turning Point Pin Box has a rotating turret so the pivot point is no longer at the king pin in the hitch, it is 22 inches rearward; because of this it is strongly recommended that you use a fixed fifth wheel hitch. Using the slider would mean the trailer's weight would be pushed too far behind the axle of your truck as opposed to being over the axle or just forward of it, which can put added stress on the truck, hitch, and trailer. For a hitch I highly recommend...
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  • Will Curt Q20 Work With Lippert Turning Point Pin Box
    There is a great option for a Curt 5th wheel hitch you can use with your Lippert Turning Point pin box, but the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch # C16130 is not compatible. The reason is the head of the Q20 has what is called a "spherical axial bearing" which is really a fancy way of saying it pivots 360 degrees. This means it is not stable enough to work with a rotating pin box such as the Turning Point or a Sidewinder. A very similar hitch that will work with your Turning Point pin box is...
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