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Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt fifth wheel hitch part number C16049 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Curt
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch and Install Rails
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 6250 lbs TW
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Warranty:
    • 10-Year limited for hitch
    • Limited lifetime for legs


Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder.


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.



16565 Curt Q25 Fifth-Wheel-Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16021 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel RV Hitch Legs for Dodge Ram Trucks with Factory Towing Prep Package - 24,000 lbs

Item # C16049

Installation Details C16049 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16049

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (206 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.

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Outstanding product and excellent value. I was able to install it in 30 minutes. The dealer where I purchased a fifth wheel trailer from wanted to know where I had purchased it from. Thank you very much. John B.


Comments
One year later I am as pleased today as I was when I purchased the hitch. There isn’t anything any better out there!
John B - 02/01/2021


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Assembled and installed myself. Am experienced so would recommend an installer otherwise. 45 min finish time. Hauls smooth as butter without the usual creaks and groans of the old school hitches. Hooking and unhooking are simplified with the site aids built in. Big Thanks E Trailer and Curt.



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2020 Ram 3500

Amazed how fast my Product arrived. Hitch installed on my 2020 RAM 3500 Limited with OEM 5th wheel package. no issues with installation. Only thing, boxes in bad shape when arrived!



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Ordered the Q25 on Monday and it arrived Friday as promised. The unit was very well packaged and there was no damage as I've read about in other reviews. This went into my 2017 Ram 3500 long bed with the puck system. Installation was easy and took about 30 minutes working by myself. I had watched the installation videos prior to delivery. The unit is very solid and appears well built. I'll be hooking up to my 38' Montana on Monday for the maiden voyage. I expect complete satisfaction. Customer service from my first call through installation was fantastic! Coupled with the best price I could find I will forever be looking to eTrailer for my towing and trailer needs!



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5 Stars for both the step rails and the 5th Wheel hitch. The instructions that came with the products and the videos Etrailer made available on line made the install easy.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

I have Curt Hitches from eTrailer on all of my vehicles: 2003 RAM 1500 Van 2003 Silverado 1500 2005 Honda CRV 5th Wheel in my RAM 3500 Dually They're awesome.



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Emily took my order and was the best to answer my questions about two different Curt brand hitches, so I felt confident that I could order the core item with her help , ordered on 01-07/2021 and received my item on the 01/09/2021 to my surprise ! Great service great product for the price, Thanks to Emily



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It was a fantastic experience from start to finish, very very helpful staff very knowledgeable, extremely fast delivery great quality and easy to use would definitely highly recommend this place to anyone,



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The legs where not bent at the right angle so when you bolted the hitch together it would not fit in the docking holes. You had to loosen all the bolts and install in the docking holes then tighten up the bolts. I call etrailer and talked to them about the problem. They where very helpful. They sent out new legs from Curt and when reinstalled, now the removal of the hitch can be removed without loosen any bolts. The hitch works very well now.



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Very happy with my purchase, hitch was shipped and delivered within a couple days. This was my second purchase from etrailer. The product demo’s make selecting the correct gear easy. Thanks



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Very happy with my CurtQ25 fifth wheel hitch!



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Simple to put together, easy instructions. Not very time consuming at all. Very happy with the fifth wheel hitch!



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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

I purchased this hitch for a 2015 Ram 3500 4X4 with an 8 foot bed to pull my 2019 5th wheel trailer a Grand Design Solitude 310GK. The trailer is 35 feet long and weighs approximately 15,000 pounds when fully loaded. This is my first 5th Wheel , I have always had a motor home in the past. The Curt 5th wheel hitch has performed perfectly over the past year in all kinds of terrain. I have backed the trailer into many campsites that have a steep entry and/or required a very tight turn to get into it. Absolutely no issues with this hitch, I would highly recommend it.



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2016 Ram 2500

Ordered the Q25 5th wheel package to install in my factory prep Ram. The communication from etrailer on every step of the process was superb! Was delivered as scheduled, even with the area recovering from the remains of a hurricane passing through the day before. They did an outstanding job in the packaging as well, making it impossible for any damaged to occur from shippers. Outstanding job at a great price! etrailer will my first stop if I should ever need anything else in this vain.



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I am very happy with this 5th wheel hitch and etrailer Corporation. I originally had ordered a different hitch but was advised that there was a back order on that particular hitch so after contacting etrailer and speaking with Pat C we were able to work out a deal on the Q25 hitch. I have not gotten to tow with it yet but have installed it in my truck. This hitch is very heavy duty and you will probably need some assistance putting it together but with that said I am confident that this hitch will do the job I need it to do. I am very pleased with the customer service of etrailer and the quick delivery. I will definitely do business with them again.



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The hitch arrived on time. The hitch is excellent. I love the adjustability of it. How ever it is not easy to remove and extremely heavy.



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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

Heavy Duty, with the emphasis on heavy! I Think Curt must be the OEM for the Ram branded factory hitch, as they appear to be identical. Fit my 2019 3500HD perfectly. You will need to have the factory style mounting pucks. I installed my own, not a big deal. I used the chat line a couple times for technical questions, and once for a shipping snafu that was not the fault of etrailer. Service was quick and professional, and I highly recommend it. I will not hesitate to use etrailer in the future.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

EASY PEAZY RAM SPECIFIC DROPPED IN LIKE A GLOVE .6 BOLTS 4 TURNS OF THE CAM HANDLE PRESTO READY TO GO. WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE! GOING TO LOOK AT 5TH WHEEL CAMPERS IN THE MORNING VERY HAPPY AND SATISFIED. THANKS etrailer MADE MY DAY!



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Easy installation maybe a little longer than 30 minutes. Put it in a 2017 Dodge 2500.



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Hitch was easy to install. Be sure to assemble in the truck bed, because the hitch is very heavy. The product is very well made, and easy for camper hook up. The color indicators are very helpful. The pucks fit right into my 2017 3500 RAM.



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2017 Ram 3500

This is a awesome hitch very easy to install, assembled it by myself in about 30 minutes. The drop in lock system is a great feature. The crew at retailer awesome and easy to deal with, fast shipping and great service.



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2015 Ram 3500

Had a great experience with a great product. So refreshing to see something actual works as advertised. The site said it would fit my truck, be under the rail line and that was exactly the case. It takes about thirty minutes of real work to install. Working alone, it took me an hour - counting all the breaks. The GREEN/RED/YELLOW indicator on the handle makes it simple to know when it's locked, unlocked or ready to lock... Looking forward to hooking up the Toy Hauler.



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Exactly as pictured, works with ease. Pulling a 30 foot trailer and hook up was quick and efficient. Great system overall. Etrailer.com provided quick shipping and follow up on the product after it was shipped, very much appreciated!



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2018 Ram 3500

Easy to install,,,Fifth Wheel towed up the mountain with ease! GREAT SERVICE....thanks AMY!!! PS..this was my first time ever installing anything of this nature AND my first time hauling a fifth wheel,,,everything went smooth as butter!!! Thank you etrailer!!!



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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very happy customer here. Ordered on a Monday and my Curt Q25 hitch was received wed with expedited shipping. I received emails detailing my shipment and a follow up email once received. Email also had attachments to youtube video showing installation of hitch for my truck. Really appreciate the extra customer service and will buy from etrailer again. The curt Q25 hitch was really easy to install on my Dodge Ram with the OEM 5th wheel package. All I had to do was bolt the legs to the hitch and the brace on the legs and place the legs into the "pucks" Took less than 1 hour. Would recommend a helper as the legs are heavy and hard for 1 person to hold and bolt together.


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  • Differences Between the Curt A25 and Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ram 3500
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