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Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt fifth wheel hitch part number C16044 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Curt
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 5000 lbs TW

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Interlocking 2-jaw 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
  • Fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and a stable, quiet ride
    • Self-aligns for easy hookup
    • Suppresses road shock
    • Reduces bothersome towing noise
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Single-throw operation
    • Self-resets to the ready-to-couple position after you uncouple your trailer
  • 2 Built-in zerk fittings for easy lubrication
  • Fast 1-pin head removal makes it easy for 1 person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: This fifth-wheel hitch is compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder, only when used with a wedge (sold separately).


Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A20 Two-Piece Interlocking Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, interlocking, 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

A20 Color 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).



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Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16044

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (213 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.

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Camping World told me they do not make this system for 2013 Ram Trucks. Guess they will be surprised next week. Thanks to Justin for his help, shipped and arrived when he said. Perfect fit, easy enough for me to assemble by myself



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Everything went as described. Don't believe they could have made an easier install. Will be hooking to 5th wheel for first time Saturday. Little heavy but was able to handle it. So easy to go together one man can do it without an extra hand helping. Work smart not hard!


Comments
Still working great, go camping once a month and have not had any problems
Wendell L - 08/29/2020


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2019 Ram 3500

Purchased this Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Item # C16044 to go in 2019 RAM 3500 DRW and tow 16,750# 40’ fifth wheel with 3,145# hitch weight. Newbie to 5th wheels and I haven’t taken delivery of the trailer yet so I set it in the highest position. Judging by how high it’s sitting I may have to let it down to the next setting. Easy assembly by myself although it is heavy. Seems well made. No adjustments needed to get it to sit in place. Came in 2 boxes and one was torn but nothing missing. Happy with it so far.



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Arrived the day before it was promised! Very well packaged. Assembly and installation was easy. (Make sure you have ready access to a torque wrench which will torque to a minimum 100 ft-lbs). First trip out - hitched and unhitched much easier than my previous Reese. Overall, great product at a good price from etrailer!



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very nice hitch, easy assembly. Haven’t had any problems hooking up, head has play so you don’t need to be perfect backing into hitch. Bought a ram 17 Cummins and this hitch to go with it at same time between the hitch and truck can’t tell the 12000 lbs camper is back there. Very little hitch noise. Easy and fast shipping also. The only complaint is the hitch is heavy! Make sure you have help to remove or install.


Comments
Went on 5-6 camping trips this year 2000ish miles no complaints. Never once thought I’d that latched. Installed eye hook and chain hoist in garage, hoist up back under, lower down into bed, fixed that problem of being heavy ha. I will continue to use etrailer for my trailer needs for sure good product and ships fast!
Red - 03/31/2020



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Ordered the Curt A20 with Ram OEM puck legs on Friday. etrailer stated shipping would be 3-5 days. The hitch arrived in perfect condition on Monday...simply amazing! The hitch was manageable by myself to install. It comes in 4 pieces: (2) legs, (1) cross member to connect the legs together, and then the hitch head itself. I assembled the legs first and easily lifted them into the bed. I took the hitch pin out of the bracket and installed the bracket with 4 bolts. I then inserted the hitched head back in and replaced the pin. Simple install and the hitch is nice and solid...and does not rattle due to the rubber dampening.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Very happy with etrailer and the purchase of Curt 20K fifth wheel hitch for my new Ram 3500 that fit perfectly in the factory fifth wheel prep package. etrailer customers service was helpful with questions about the shipment while in transit. The hitch came in two cartons and the assembly was straight forward with easy to follow instructions. The Curt hitch is a high quality well engendered device with well thought out features that should perform greatly for many years to come.



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The process of using etrailer was 0utstanding. Great knowledge about products and shipping was delivered right on time. The hitch was very easy to assemble with the right tools. looking forward to hitting the road soon.



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I use this hitch with a sidewinder 5th wheel setup. Works great. I especially like the colored indicators that tell you the hitch is secure once hooked up.



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2018 Ram 3500

This hitch was extremely easy to install! Although the locking handle maneuvered slightly different than the Curt videos I saw online, the intuitive design made it a breeze to set up. As a first time 5th-wheeler, this product has exceeded my expectations so far. I have not towed yet with this unit, but I feel confident that this product will be able to tow my 16k lb 5th wheel.



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Ordered hitch assembly to mount in Ram 3500 with OEM prep package. All hardware arrived 2 days ahead of the date projected by etrailer. Installation was straight forward. Assembly is heavier than anticipated, but manageable. Mounting in Ram OEM pucks is VERY secure. No movement whatsoever. Looking forward to the first tow with this new hitch.



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I just got the A20 today. I put it together in my garage in about an hour. I haven't put it in the truck yet because it's dark, but everything went as planned and I'm looking forward to putting it in the truck. Instructions are easy to follow, torqued everything up to a hundred foot pounds I can't wait to hook up to the trailer. etrailer people are very nice and very helpful



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2019 Ram 2500

very easy to assemble get help this thing is heavy! and don’t torque down all bolts until locked in the pucks system can’t wait to give it a try



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Wow. These guys rock. Got my hitch to me in 3 days. Installed my A20 in the Ram 3500 and it fit great. Jesse was my sales guy and was perfect to work with. These guys really understand the whole concept of customer service. Can't thank them enough. 40 minutes to install by myself. Done and ready. Thanks Etrailer.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

The install of the A20 Curt 5th wheel was flawless. Your delivery of two days is amazing. Included a picture of it in the back of my 3500 Ram.



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Hitch was not delivered all together ( legs one day the head the next ) which delayed my trip. That was ups’s fault. Hitch is very good quality but very heavy!



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I had a Reese hitch before I bought the Curt A20 and by far the Curt couples and uncouples so much smoother than the Reese. I’m glad I made the switch



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2016 Ram 3500

easy to install and use. seems to be well made



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First 5th wheel I've owned. Easy to operate and tows smooth and silent. No problem so far. I pull a 37 ft. Montana with a RAM 3500 diesel long bed. Livin' the dream.



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Hitch was easy to install, fits my bed with cover when not towing. Love it!



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We couldn't be happier with this hitch. Our fifth wheel slides right into place without any difficulty. The ride is very smooth with no bucking. I would highly recommend this hitch for your fifth wheel.



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In one year the hitch has around 10,000 miles of towing miles with no visual wear.Easy latching and unlatching from fifth wheel also easy install and removal other than being a little heavy.Dampening system does seem to help to some extent compared to previous solid mount hitches I've owned before.



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Pontiac Montana

Great hitch for our 38Ft Montana. It has worked as advertised. It is heavy to install however.



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National

The hitch works great. After 15000 miles of towing, the only issue is the height adjustment. We do a lot of national forest/bml camping. Sometimes the roads are a little rough to say the least. The lowest adjustment point allows the 5th wheel to ride fairly level. But at times in very sharp turns or on some of the rougher trails, the trailer has hit the bedrails. If we move the hitch to the next adjustment, it rides nose high. On the highway, it causes a rougher ride. If we move it to the lowest, it rides very smooth. Although it is only 4 bolts and only about 30 minutes to switch the adjustment, it is somewhat annoying. In the end the hitch is great with easy maintenance.



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2018 Ram 2500

The Hitch is great once you figure out the correct steps to put it all together. You should have information in the directions that has a link to a video that shows you step by step process to assemble the hitch. The directions are veg ( not dummy prof ) on step by step assembly. After we assembling the hitch it would not fit into the pucks in the truck correctly. So I went online and looked up a video on Curt A20 5th wheel hitch installation and viewed my obvious mistake. There are to many options in your directions, make a video.


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    We do have some helpful articles on the best 2020 trucks for towing 5th wheel trailers that I've gone ahead and linked, but at lot of this just depends on the size of the trailer you're going to be towing and what your preferences are. I think the one thing I will say when it comes to buying a car/truck is buy what YOU want and not what the dealer wants to sell you. With that said, if you check out that article, the Ram 3500 does have the highest towing capacity in its' class and it's...
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  • Will Fixed Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Fit 2020 Ram 2500 Short Bed With Factory Puck System
    The fixed Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16044 will fit your 2020 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory puck system. Just keep in mind that this is a fixed 5th wheel hitch so it is strongly recommended you use a rotating pin box on your trailer to avoid hitting your Ram's cab when you make a tight turn. The A20 is compatible with a rotating pin box, you'll just need the Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # C16992. If you need...
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  • What are the Differences Between Curt A20 and Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches?
    There are a number of differences between Curt A and Q fifth wheel hitches such as the A20 # C16044 and Q20 # C16530-16021, both of which fit in the factory puck system of a 2018 Ram 2500. There are a couple large differences, one of which is the warranty; the A20 has a limited lifetime warranty while the Q20's limited lifetime warranty only applies to the hitch legs while the hitch itself has a 10-year limited warranty. Additionally, the A20 is compatible with rotating pin boxes such...
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  • How Can Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch C16044 be Locked to Truck Bed
    The best option we have for locking a fifth wheel hitch like the part # C16044 to the bed of your truck is a cable lock like part # e98891. You would want to route the cable through the head of the hitch and through a stake pocket hole in the bed of the truck or any other closed loop like a tie down anchor.
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  • Weight of Head and Base of Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 Long Bed With Puck System
    The weight of the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16044 is overall 185 lbs, with it being pretty evenly distributed - the head unit weighs 100 lbs while the base weighs 85 lbs. This hitch - which is a fit for your 2017 Ram 2500 long bed with the factory puck system - is pretty manageable by 5th wheel hitch standards as some are much heavier. It may take a couple people but it is certainly able to be removed from your truck bed. Aside from being easier...
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  • Fit of Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch in 2020 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    A Curt A20 5th wheel hitch would be a great choice. I really like the interlocking jaw system the hitch uses that provides full contact with the 5th wheel's king pin which makes for a smoother, more comfortable ride with less clattering and banging. For a short bed truck like your 2020 Ram 2500, you'll want to use the sliding version of the Curt A20, so you'll have proper clearance between the front of the 5th wheel and the back of the truck cab during turns. If your truck has the...
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  • Comparison of Curt Q20 and A20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches
    There are differences between the Curt A20 # C16044 and Curt Q20 # C16530-16021. The grease fittings, like you mentioned, and the A20 is slightly taller, ranging from 14 to 18 inches in comparison the Q20 at 13 to 17 inches. The two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 is a limited lifetime warranty. Also, the Q20 features the 360-degree movement with the spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting...
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  • Can Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Rail Kit fit 2016 Ram 2500 Short bed and Turning Point Pin Box
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    For your 2015 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit the Curt A20 fifth wheel hitch part # C16044 is the correct fit and would work well. It attaches directly to the 4 pucks that are to the outside of the gooseneck ball you have in your truck bed. This hitch is designed for an "underbed" rail kit which means the rails sit under the bed like what you have and not on top of the bed which takes up bed space.
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    Yes the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16044 will fit in the 6'7" bed on your 2020 Ram 3500. The OEM mounts are the same pattern for both the long and short bed trucks. I always recommend getting the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # BWRVK3670. This allows you to slide the hitch back 12" to prevent the front cap from contacting the cab of your truck if you ever get into a jackknife turning situation. It will also make connecting to your camper easier when the hitch is slid...
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    While you can use a sliding fifth wheel hitch with a Sidewinder or Turning Point Pin Box, recommendations are made to try and provide the best solution for our customers. For someone with a short bed and a rotating turret, a fixed hitch is going to offer the best towing experience. Fixed hitches provide a better ride than sliding hitches and there is also the consideration of the hitch and what else it provides. For example, on a 2016 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory prep package,...
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    For a 2018 Ram 3500 with the puck system, the absolute cream of the crop as far as fifth wheel hitches goes would be the USA manufactured B&W Companion, part # BWRVK3600. The extremely durable Companion's best features are the 1 inch thick jaw that holds the king pin very tightly for smooth and comfortable ride and the non-binding latch handle that makes it easy to operate the hitch jaws even if you aren't parked on perfectly flat and even terrain. This hitch is the top of the line, but...
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  • Why Can't Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Be Used with Pivoting Pin Box
    The Curt Q-Series hitches like the Q20 # C16530-16021 for your Ram feature a spherical axial bearing in the head that helps to create smoother movement when hooked up to the trailer. This allows for a quiet ride but it's the exact component that makes them incompatible with pivoting pin boxes like the Lippert Turning Point or Reese Sidewinder. It essentially creates too much movement at the connection point when combined with the pivot mechanism at the trailer and could indeed be a safety...
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  • Recommended Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram with Factory Prep Package
    For your 2018 Ram 2500 with Factory 5th wheel prep package, the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16044 is the best 20K hitch confirmed to fit your truck. This hitch has interlocking dual jaws and a connection indicator. However, if you are looking for the very best hitch, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600. This hitch is about 20 lbs heavier, but more sturdy and durable. You may also want to consider the Curt wiring harness...
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  • Comparing Curt A20 and Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2018 Ram 3500 Factory Rail Kit
    For your 2018 Ram with the factory rail kit the two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 for Ram Trucks # C16530-16021 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 For Ram Rail Kits # C16044 is a limited lifetime warranty and the A20 has an improved jaw design over the older Q20. This means better contact for a smoother towing experience. I attached pictures of the jaws on both hitches for you to check out and compare as well. You'll see the A20 jaws...
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  • All 5th Wheel Hitch Options for Factory RAM Towing Prep Package
    There are several 5th wheel hitches that will fit the factory RAM towing prep package hole pattern. I'll list out the options we offer below along with a few recommendations. The article you found was likely an old article. RAM sort of botched the release of their OEM 5th wheel package back in 2012/2013 and they started selling trucks with the factory mounting kit before a hitch was actually designed and released. The trucks were sold for about 6 months before a hitch was actually released....
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