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Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Item # C16246
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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. Rails and universal installation kit included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel hitch part number C16246 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16246

  • Curt
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch and Install Rails
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 6000 lbs TW
  • 13 - 17 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. Rails and universal installation kit included.


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
  • Base rails and universal-fit installation kit included
    • Universal kit requires drilling
    • Semi-custom brackets or additional hardware may be required
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 13" - 17"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • Due to the size of this item, it ships via truck freight and only to the contiguous United States.
  • 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.



16246 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch with Base Rails

16245 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch - 24,000 lbs

16200 Curt Universal, Carbide Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Universal Brackets and Hardware

Installation Details C16246 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16246

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (259 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. Rails and universal installation kit included.

- C16545-16021
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Installed this hitch in a 2018 RAM 3500 dually and really like the way that the pucks hook up in the bed. Much quieter than the older hook up with a rail in the bed. The Curt hitches have color coded the lever to indicate open or closed when you back into the hitch. This is seen from the driver's seat and you don't have to get out to check. Solid hook up to the trailer and I really like this hitch. Easy to hook up and unhook. 732926



- C16545-16017
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Everything went great very happy with purchase, and follow up. 706866



- C16245
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Nice hitch, a bit heavy but can be taken apart for removal or install. Tows exellent and hooks up easy. 474787



- C16545-16021
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Excellent hitch. Great price when ordered from etrailer and free shipping. It appears to me that when looking on the Ram website for a hitch that the Ram hitch is made by Curt and is the Q24. 722286



- C16545-16021
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I installed this into the 5th wheel prep package that comes on a 2016 Ram 3500. Although I installed the prep package myself, the CURT system dropped right in. It took me about 90 min to assemble and install the hitch system in my truck with very little adjustment. The directions were easy to follow and felt it all went very smooth. When O was finished I hooked up my RV w/o any problems. I am very pleased with this set up and would definitely install it again. The only drawback it the weight but it's to be expected w/ a 25k lb system 244447


Comments
Great. A little heavy to be taking in and out but i have a hoist system in place now
Brian M - 04/15/2017

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- C16245
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


In order of PRIORITY: Service Customer Needs Price Only place to go in this area. They exceed all across the board. Staff all across the board - A++++++ 594574



- C16545-16021
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Great product!! Install took about 30 min and ready to tow my 5th wheel. Thanks Curt Products. 646353



- C16545-16017
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Stress free on delivery and installation. Thank you so much on the price. Would highly recommend you guys. 353731


Comments
Excellent
Mario F - 03/17/2018

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- C16545-16017
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


easy to buy! delivered on time! nice unit. went together with ease, solid construction, easy to use and read the indications on wither you are coupled properly. highly recommend this set up for the ford oem prep package! 698311



- C16545-16017
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I ordered the 24K 5th wheel hitch ton fit the Ford factory mounting sustem. It is easy to install and remove. The lever locking pins work great, but does not provide necessary security, so I added a lock to one side. The hitch operates as designed, but could use more flexibility in movement. Disconnected, the kingpin clamps won't close without the plastic kingpin provided. Overall, I am happy with my purchase and the operation of the hitch. 352582



- C16546
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


So far the Q24 Curt fifth wheel hitch is going good .At this time I am still buying parts from etrailer.com like the adapter C16022 when I get it install I’ll be more than happy to let you know. Thank you as much for asking. Bye 645231



- C16546
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Ordered the 24k Curt Slider on a Tuesday. It arrived 2 days later. As has been noted by a few others, the box was in bad shape. Fortunately I have a very good UPS driver and he helped me load it into my new Ram. I parked at the end of my driveway and knew about the time he delivers. He looked around in his truck and found the 1/2 inch bolts that came out of the box. Had the hitch hooked to my RV about an hour later. Everything fit perfectly. Also, the etrailer price was a lot better than other places, so I'm happy. Heading to California from Michigan soon so that will be the real test of the hitch. 435219



- C16545-16021
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


My honest opinion i love the 5th wheel trailer hitch easy to use and even my wife said she loves it we travel year round and it keeps up. Thank you guys. 578211



- C16545-16025
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Super easy to assemble. I also like how it disassembles to make it easier to put in your truck. The 360 degree head, with resistance, is especially nice even when you're not towing. It doesn't beat and bang while you drive. I have not pulled the camper yet but I am looking forward to the experience. 673284



- C16545-16021
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I've used this hitch twice now and it works fantastic. 497199


Comments
It works great. Best 5th wheel hitch Ive owned.
Richard - 04/16/2019

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- C16545-16017
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Received hitch very quickly and in great condition. Will have hitch installed by the folks where I bought our 2013 38 foot Montana fifth wheel. Just had wrist operation and cannot lift heavy objects for several more weeks is the only reason the RV dealer is installing hitch. I am impressed with the fast delivery and design of the hitch. Will post pictures once hitch is installed and hooked up to my rig. 295384



- C16545-16017
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I had a Great experience with my order and Installation. Installed with my buddy in less than a half an hour. 455056



- C16545-16025
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


ordering and service was excellent.The curt q 24 hitch went together easily and fit perfectly,the two piece design made it easy to assemble and handle will continue to do business with etrailer they are great. 433927



- C16545-16025
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Got head on Monday 11/28/2016,waying for last box. 320409



- C16545-16025
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Package was delivered on target date, the shipping carton was a little rough and some minor scratches but all parts was accounted for. Installation was simple and directions on adjustments was clear, install time was just under an hour. The hitch appears to be a great design and very well built. 269634



- C16545-16021
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Perfect fit! Fast shipping! Caleb was very easy to talk to. Knowledgeable! As far as assembly.. piece of cake. Not even 15 minutes. I would highly recommend this product!!! Oh...I actually installed this on a 2016 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab short box with no slider. Wouldn't recommend it with an older fifth wheel. 399501



- C16245
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


1st class hitch works great for me on my 2015 Chevy 3500 DRW C/C L/B. 545073


Comments
Sorry to say I have found this very noisy and sloppy clangs on start and stops.The Rubber caps bushing around the cross shaft is shot
Dennis R - 07/23/2019

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- C16545-16025
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Sorry it has to so long to get back to ya. The hitch worked out GREAT!!! I have found out that a 2019 GMC is hard to find stuff for. I am sending a photo of the hitch in the truck. It took me about half hour to install it. very easy and simple. Thanks again for all your help. 573765



- C16245
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Great product. I used it on both a Ram 3500, and now a 17 F250 crew cab with a regular bed. Pros: Seem well built, heavy duty. Less chucking than my last hitch for an all around smoother ride. I've pulled both a 27ft and 45 ft fifth wheel travel trailer with it. Cons: Does not work with the sidewinder travel trailer adapter. You have to purchase the A-series CURT hitch to use that product. My Ram 3500 had an 8ft bed so I didn't pay attention to that at the time. Now that I have a regular bed, I thought I could just buy the sidewinder to get better clearance, but that did not work out. Note: the sidewinder wedge adapter for the A-series does not work with this hitch. 607025



- C16546
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Review from a similar Q24 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


This hitch is very well built and easy to use. It slides very easily with just one or two grease applocations per season. The are only two drawbacks,it is quite heavy compared to other hitches, even after taking the top off. Not a deterrant for me but may be too much for someone who doesnt always have someone who can help get it in/our of the truck. The second is that the rubber sound dampers make it fairly difficult to insert/remove the pins from the rails. I need a hammer and rod to beat them in or out. If you dont use them it does rattle around a bit 529742


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 1998 Chevy K3500 Dually and Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    For your 1998 Chevy K3500 dually you can use the Reese universal installation kit # RP30035 with Curt Q24 5th wheel hitch # C16246. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. I have also linked a video covering the various components of this kit.
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  • Do the Curt Q20 and Q24 5th Wheel Hitches Install the Same Way on a 2008 GMC Sierra
    The Curt Q20 # C16130 and Q24 # C16245 5th wheel trailer hitches both mount to the same above the bed industry standard rails. If your 2008 GMC Sierra is a 1500 or a 2500 Light Duty then you can use Curt installation kit # C16400-204. If it is a 2500HD or a 3500 then use # C16418-204. Custom installation kits are preferred because you won't have to drill into the truck frame for installation. They also take less time to install. I have linked the instructions for these kits for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation to Replace Curt Q24 to Eliminate Bucking/Chucking
    Movement in head/jaws of a fifth wheel hitch is the biggest factor that causes the bucking/chucking you are experiencing. The best solution is to replace the Q24 hitch with one that has a tighter head/jaw and will eliminate the bucking. Best option for that would be the B and W Patriot hitch part # BWRVK3255 which has the tightest and most secure head and jaws. This will eliminate what you are experiencing. The Q Series of hitches were known to get a bit sloppy over time and the chucking...
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  • Does Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Universal Installation Kit C16246 Fit a 2000 Ford F-250
    Yes, the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs Item # C16246 will fit your 2000 Ford F-250 long bed! I have included a link to a video review for you. You might also be interested in adding a 7-Way trailer connector to the bed of the truck to make hooking up the trailer easier without the need of an extension cables. Bargman harness # 50-97-410 is a popular item for this. I have linked a video showing an example installation...
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  • Will Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch with Universal Install Kit for a 2014 Ford F-350 Long Bed
    Yes, you can use the Curt Q24 hitch with universal installation kit # C16246 in your 2014 Ford F-350. The top rails you mentioned, if they are the type that are raised up from the tops of the bed sides then you will need to make sure that the hitch height is up enough to have 5 or 6 inches between the tops of those rails and the bottom of the 5th wheel overhang. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the Curt universal installation kit as well as for the hitch and...
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  • Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-450
    The only way you could install a Curt fifth wheel hitch like the Q24 part # C16245 in the bed of your 2012 Ford F-450 and keep the B and W turn over ball hitch would be to use the a Curt X5 Fifth Wheel Adapter for B and W Square Shank Turnover Ball Hitches # 16310. You should note that this adapter only has a 20k capacity. Otherwise you would need to remove the gooseneck hitch and then install the rail kit # C16424-204 to use with the # C16245. The Q24 is height adjustable from...
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