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Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT fifth wheel hitch part number C16566 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16566

  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • CURT
  • Above Bed Rails
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
  • 6250 lbs Vertical Load
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 2-Jaw locking system provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar models
  • 3-Point indicator system - color coding tells you if hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow
    • Lock indicators visible from cab
  • Unique spherical axial bearing allows easy pivoting of hitch head
    • Smooth, 360-degree movement - not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting
    • Built-in cushioning absorbs road shock
  • Non-binding slider provides clearance required for short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
    • 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'
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Short-throw, single-handle operation
  • Self-aligning head pivots for simple hookup
  • 3 Lube points with easy-to-access grease fittings
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for one person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Simple installation with base rails and installation kit (sold separately)
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed base rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


  • Gross towing weight: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 17-1/2" - 21-1/2"
  • 10-Year limited warranty

Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, two-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.

Three-Point Indicator System

Get peace of mind with Curt's color-coded lock indicator. Just look at the indicator - either the one on the handle or the one on the hitch itself - to determine whether the jaw is in the correct position to uncouple (red), couple (yellow) or tow (green).

Q24 Color Indicator System

360-Degree Pivot

Curt's unique spherical axial bearing provides a durable pivot point that allows easy, 360-degree movement of the hitch head. This ball joint is designed for smooth, quiet operation with less clunking and chucking.

R24 Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' and 6-1/2' 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.

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Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16566

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (462 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


Showed up just in time to install and cross a few states to pick up our 1st new 5th wheel. Easy installation and showed up a few days early.

Bob K.


Great I haul 38 5th wheel about 12 round trips a year have had no issues great product.


Heavy duty and construction seems good. The slider handle will be tuff to use since the bed wall is so close and the spring is strong, not to mention the lack of room once a trailer is on there (possible re-design needed). Also wish it came with a few varying rubber shims that go under the assembly. The ones that came with it wont fit and without anything, it is metal to metal and a little sloppy. Other than that, I think it will work good and last a long time...


Overall very happy with my Curt 5th wheel 24k hitch. I’m happy it came in pieces because of the weight totally assembled. Release spring for the slide is pretty stiff but I wouldn’t want it disengaging while driving down the road. Thanks for all your help Justin and your prompt service.


Three concerns/issues. One, is that my truck sits so high up in the air, (Dodge Power Wagon) that when I was hauling the trailer I had so many issues with swaying. If you tow behind is not fairly level this will happen. It took a long time to figure this out. Might want to pass this along to other customers

Two. Should the white disc go between the hitch and the tow behind as a protective disc?

Three. on pull behinds there are chains or cables in the event that the trailer unhooks from the hitch ball. There are no safety cables or chains for a fifth wheel. How come? Just inquiring.

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Heather A.


The lube plate goes over the kingpin between the bottom of the pin box and on top of the skid plate of the 5th wheel. The lube plate is so that you dont have to grease the bottom of the pin box to avoid metal to metal contact. The lube plate you will use with Curt fifth wheel part # C16566 is lube plate part # 16721. Consumer 5th wheel applications connect to the truck the same way that big rigs connect to trailers and this is considered a secure enough connection to not require safety chains. Items that connect to a ball do require safety chains.


Like most customers the box was in really bad shape when it arrived. Everything was still together and not damaged. Received 2 of 3 boxes, contacted customer service since I needed the rail system for the rest of the assembly to mount on and they promised the rails would arrive the next day. I'm trusting they will get here. The Curt fifth wheel slider hitch is built substantially well and is impressive, cannot wait to hook up!





Very heavy duty


I haul campers for a living and this hitch has worked great, no issues, great hitch for the money. The only thing I have done is add a teflon plate to the head so I dont have to grease the fifth wheel

Brian R.


Excellent I haul rvs for a living and this hitch has definitely been worth the money. Absolutely no issues


Easy trouble free connect and disconnect. Quiet while traveling.


Pins were hard to get in and fifth wheel is a good three higher


Have not used it yet, just put it together. The hitch is easy to operate and built very well. Only issues I have are the pieces are heavy and not sure if they can be packed any other way. UPS must have dropped one of the pieces because one of the boxes was shredded, the other had holes in it and some of the hardware was poking through the box. Great hitch all in all.


Works as intended. A little noisy as the hitch’s has some slop from the slider.

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Sierra K.


There are sound dampeners, item # 16900, that we have available to purchase that will help with your issue.


Our first fifth wheel hitch, but no stranger to trailers. This had excellent build quality and installation instructions. Fit and finish is spot on. Best part it fits in My 2014 F250 with my diesel Aux tank with zero issues.


Great customer service! Thanks again


This was over kill for me, I always order things more heavy duty than advertised, because they always come as a lesser quality, but not this Time. It was much more heavy duty. My 5th wheel is 14,500 # so it's not
Lightweight but this thing tows my 5th wheel like it's not even there, and it got here in less than 3 full days! I'm very impressed!


Best fifth wheel hitch ever


great hitch, easy to install


Good looking product. etrailer stayed in touch with me regarding the delivery. And there it was, sitting on my door step when I came home several days earlier then expected.


Super good quality hitch haven't installed this one just yet but will send pictures once installed. Jaime B. was super awesome to work with she new the products and helped me greatly. Awesome job Jaime. Thank You!!!!


Easy install. Works like a charm. This is the best hitch I have owned.


Hitch is very heavy duty. Easy to install with the help of a friend. Have not had a chance to use it yet but will be this weekend.

Jim B.


The hitch is working out great. My only complaint is that sometimes it doesnt want to release from the kingpin and requires some pulling forwards and backwards, putting camper jacks up and down to get it to release. It doesnt happen that often but when it does its a pain?


Great service, no lies and the product arrived on time !!!!


Great product!
even more heavy duty than
I planned. I got great help picking another when mine had parts on back order.


Arrived on time. Item was resold, so no other information available.


Staff was excellent getting the right equipment per truck and year and shipping across started it two days .


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