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Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Legs mount to Ford OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt fifth wheel hitch part number C16515-16017 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16515-16017

  • Curt
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • Economy - Slide-Bar Jaw
  • 11-1/2 - 13-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 4000 lbs TW

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Legs mount to Ford OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Auto-locking, slide-bar jaw mechanism provides superior security
    • Rear tension bar works with slide bar to clamp around king pin, minimizing rattle and movement
  • 4-Position height adjustment for multiple towing applications
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for 1 person to remove hitch
  • Dual-pivoting head with 10-degree lateral movement for simple hookup
    • Permalube pivot bushings increase hitch life and reduce maintenance
  • Anti-rattle skid plate provides smooth, quiet ride
    • Nylon lube plate (sold separately) will help to prevent scratches on skid plate and to let king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy, steel construction with carbide black finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 11-1/2" - 13-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • 5-Year limited for hitch
    • Limited lifetime for legs


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).


Simple, Secure Hookup

E16 5th Wheel Jaw

With a dual-pivoting head that offers 10 degrees of lateral movement, the E16 fifth-wheel hitch makes hookup a snap, even on unlevel ground. Once the king pin slides into the hitch, the auto-locking, slide-bar jaw secures it in place. A unique feature of the E16 is the rear steel tension bar within the jaw that activates upon hookup to clamp down on the king pin, providing a tighter grip that maximizes security and minimizes rattle.



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Customer Reviews

Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16515-16017

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Legs mount to Ford OEM underbed platform.

- C16515-16017
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2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Poor, and disappointing. Hitch is not even close to tall enough for most any camper. Can’t even get a finger between the bed and camper. Description is not accurate. Be weary. etrailer is also charging me to return for a taller hitch. Looks like I’ll be purchasing somewhere else unless they can make it right somehow.


Comments
Thank you for your review. The hitch can be adjusted from 11-12 inches to 13-12 inches which is more low profile than other options. I recommend to take a look at the other Curt hitches that adjust from 13 to 17 inches tall that fit the OEM prep package of your 2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 04/13/2021


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The hitch is easy to install and remove. It has functioned with no issues. The only thing I would change would be letting the plate swivel from side to side.



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Great explanation of products...only downfall is they pushed delivery back for two weeks with no reason.



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I ordered my Hitch on Saturday and it was delivered on Wednesday. It took about 30 minutes to install. I had watched the informational video prior and found it simple to assemble and install. At this time I still have not hooked to my camper but everything looks great and I can't wait.



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2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty

It's a decent hitch but the height adjustment is not good on a F-350,also it has a lot of play when stopping and starting



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2015 Ford F-250

We just recently took our first trip with our new Ford 250 and the Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch and had a wonderful time. It hooks up easy and was easy to install in the factory installed 5th wheel hookup in the bed of the pickup. I am including a few pictures of the hitch and hookup.



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Still works great a year later no probl ems!



- C16667
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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Arrived in three boxes. The largest looked as though Ace Ventura was the delivery man. However all the parts were inside. Took me two full hours to assemble, install, inspect and adjust. Clearly a formidable hitch for my '19 Silverado HD with PUCK system. Thankfully I have a pulley system in the garage to install/remove the entire hitch in one piece. The weight on this hitch is no joke. If you take the hitch out during non-use a pulley or hoist of some sort is a must. This is replacing a Husky which had a slightly different locking system but the Curt is rock solid and will be a great hitch for years to come. Excellent price, assembly was a challenge but the instructions were very good. One problem: the included (4) rubber shims were too thick preventing me from inserting any of the rail pins between the rail and PUCK adapter. So I didn't use them.


Comments
One year and plenty of miles with this hitch. Solid and tight feel with little or no squeaking. Very happy with this hitch.
Steven M - 02/17/2020



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


First of all, etrailer was awesome to work with while I tried to determine what hitch I wanted, they get 5 starts. As for the hitch, installation was easy and while I feel the hitch works just fine, I would prefer one with "jaws" that lock. I would feel better if it did. That being said, I ordered this hitch simply because it was the lowest one I could find and after using it on several trip, it gets the job done. It can be locked and it easily opens and closes.


Comments
Update, I still wish this hitch locked. It seems to have some slap in it. It doesnt really hurt anything, however its very noticeable when backing the trailer up. The hitch pin feels like it kind of bounces for lack of a better word against the hitch itself because of how the retaining mechanism is designed. We camp in the summer and are not full time RVers. I would not recommend this if I was a full time RVer.
Z M - 08/08/2019



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I have had my fifth wheel trailer since 2004 and have gone through 3 trucks and 3 different hitches. This hitch went into a 2019 Chevy Silverado and fit like a glove. Very easy to install. Very easy to hitch to fifth wheel. I am very pleased with my purchase. It is heavy to lift and move around but once installed it is a beast. If for some reason i need to buy another hitch this would be the one i would buy.



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Product arrived as promised. The Curt C16515 was an easy assembly and easier install. I had to remove some bed liner to allow the base plate to allow the base plate to fully engage the OEM gooseneck fittings. I think this is a great product and will fit my needs to haul my 5th wheel.



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Great customer service I ordered online on Sunday night and hitch was delivered on time Friday afternoon. It took me 30 min to assemble. No adjustment needed Only problem was the handle did not slip on. It looks like a large burr was left inside the handle preventing it from sliding all the way on. Extremely frustrating. After drilling and filing on the burr, I gave up and drilled a new hole in the handle so I could put the bolt threw... after etrailer sends me a new handle I’ll change my rating to 5stars



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I received my hitch in the 3 days promised, myself and my wife put it together in about an hour. It went in our ram with no adjustments needed. We picked up our new 5th the same day we put the new hitch in our truck, works great and was easy to install, a little heavy but putting it in legs 1st then the hitch head was the way to go as instructed.



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Super easy to install in our new truck. We used the same hitch in our old truck and pulls our 38' 5th wheel with ease


Comments
Every once in a while you have to fuss with it to unhitch. Loading is great. Not sure if it’s the level ness of the area when we are trying to unload but it doesn’t happen often
Jeneane - 07/06/2020


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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Very quick and easy to install! Works g reat!



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Lightning fast delivery from etrailer.com! The hitch was very easy to install, works perfectly with my Ram factory tow prep package. Thanks etrailer!



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Thank you, price was cheaper than anywhere else. Ordered over the phone Tuesday night Wednesday was a holiday and i had it (CA) by friday! Hitch was easy to put together and works great.



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch




- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Hitch set up and instructions easy to follow if you're even a little mechanically inclined. Only major tool needed is a torque wrench to secure bolts. Fit was good, minor adjustment needed after assembly but otherwise a good looking product at a good price with a prompt delivery.



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Fast shipping quality hitch goes right in the ram



- C16515-16026
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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Nice hitch, clips into Nissan titan xd beds quickly. Very heavy.



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


etrailer.com is great to deal with fast service,received a day earlier than was supposed to.



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Checked around the local truck shops in my area and everybody was between 1200 and 1900 for hitches and then installation. Nobody wanted to install one in my factory package, everybody wanted to drill more holes. One call to retailer and I had a factory correct installment fifth wheel hitch for a third the price of the local guys. Awesome product and easy installation.



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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The fifth wheel hitch worked great. We up graded to the Curt 24 due to getting a bigger 5th whell



- C16515-16026
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Review from a similar E16 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


There isn't enough "play" to be able to install and remove the base. It might as well be bolted to the frame. The kingpin jams in the hitch and is difficult to unlock. I really dislike this hitch, but it gets my trailer from point A to point B, so that is worth the second star.


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