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Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel hitch part number C16521 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16521

  • Curt
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


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
  • Non-binding slider provides clearance required for short-bed pickups 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)
    • 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
  • 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


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 17-1/2" - 21-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for hitch
    • 5-Year limited for roller


Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A16 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

A16 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).


R16 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.


Curt rebranded this fifth-wheel trailer hitch by changing its name from Q16 to A16 in 2016. All features and specifications remained the same.



16521 Curt A16 (Q16) Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch with R16 Roller

16520 Curt A16 (Q16) Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16560 Curt R16 Fifth-Wheel Roller - 16,000 lbs

Installation Details C16521 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions C16521 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16521

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (308 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.

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This hitch is nice. It took longer than expected to install but I am very happy with it. It works great. 488555



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Overall I am impressed with the product and the service etrailer provides. The shipping was fast and the prices vs local competitors was cheaper. I actually installed the same day I received the hitch. Unfortunately my fith wheel head has a small dent in it, I would assume from shipping, and my hardware bag was ripped open scattering throughout the box. To my surprise no hardware was missing. The dent did aggravate me a little as to the price of the product, but will not effect the performance. Etrailer did double box all three packages the shipped which was nice, however I'm not sure they'll make a profit with the amount of staples used in packaging haha. Overall happy to have great reviews on great products to help aid in the decision of my purchase of the Curt slider 16k fith wheel. Fits nicely in my 2013 Silverado 2500 short bed with my fold back cover still functioning when not in use. I did find during installation that the heat shield worked best for me bent up than cut, also I did remove the wheels for easier access but not a necessity. There might need to be clarity on the hardware not being used via instructions, and on the bed rib spacers on the diagram. Very pleased with my purchase and will recommend etrailer in the future. 479630



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I received my new hitch, slider package and puck system legs for my Ram 2500 and had it installed in about 2 hours. Backed up to my camper and connected with no problems once I got the camper king pin at the correct height. I like the overlapping jaws on this hitch much better my old hitch which didnt overlap. This just feels more secure. The hitch released and uncoupled with no problems. I'll be taking a trip with it soon and will know more about how it feels with 11,000 pounds connected to it but for now, very happy with my purchase. I cant submitt my review without adding some kudo's to etrailer and their customer service team. I had ordered a different hitch but had second thoughts as to it being a good match for my truck. One call to customer service confirmed my thoughts and i had a different system on order and delivered in 3 days. Awesome team. 488531


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Still very happy with this setup. Have pulled our camper from South Georgia to the panhandle twice and as far north as Michigan since my first review. It works great and feels very secure when connected.
Pete - 03/24/2019

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Great hitch used it on a few trips already driven over 3,000 miles. Love the dual jaws and the adjustability, my truck sits a bit higher and I was able to adjust this down to get it where it needed to be- even with the Reese adapter plate(see photo). The polyurethane is also a nice touch, makes the ride a little more cozy then a standard hitch. Use with the provided lube plate 355598



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found pricing comparable. had hitch in 5 days and this included a Saturday and Sunday. assembly went smooth. love the mounting brackets and knowing everything come from one vender. first ;time user of a 5th wheeler, felt total confident of the assembly. 415532


Comments
everything is great. Purchase a new truck and got my second installation kit from you as well. Went in as smooth as the first install. thanks for the follow up
Bill E - 08/07/2018

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Easy install and simple to use. Very helpful staff at ETRAILER! The warning labels were damaged in shipping but that is minor. 474188



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First off I just got done installing the hitch and I hooked on my 35ft fith wheel trailer and went for a ride with windows down sun roof open and not a single rattle , clank , or noise from the bed of the truck with this hitch . It was easy to assemble but I did have one spot where the paint got chipped on the slider during shipping so I just touched it up . Very satisfied with hitch it latches automatically when you back in to it and the slider part works like it should . 294820


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The products have worked flawlessly no problems and thank you for checking back with me its nice when a company cares about there costumers. Next time I need any trailer products I will definitely be contacting etrailer.
Kevin L - 10/23/2017

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This is my first fifth wheel. I have a short bed so I got the package deal with the hitch and the slider. Took me about 5 hrs to install with the custom mounting brackets and rails for my 2015 chevy 2500 HD. Everything went as the instructions said without any issues. I have only pulled my RV with it one time just to try it out. Felt very smooth no rattles or pops as I have herd with other hitches. So far I like it a lot. 414028



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The Curt system is really high quality. No issues at all putting the system in. One thing I do like is the position of the plate handle. It does not stick upward and is even with the plate. By designing the handle that way I can still cover my bed with my tonneau cover where other manufactures the handle was higher than the bed rail. The price was excellent and dealing with customer service was the same. 380677


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Fantastic! Real smooth when coupling and un-coupling
Ron C - 05/15/2018

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Hitch arrived in good shape because etrailer place it in a reenforced box for shipment. I should know because I had to return a like one to amazon since it looked to have been delivered via plane an dropped from 10,000 ft on my from steps,and all of hardware missing in both boxes. Should have stuck with etrailer since it was the same price and was delivered in the same time frame. All GOOD now. Hitch is great And works as advertised. 804946



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I was surprised at the ease of use and the different quiet feel of the product. I'm a big fan. 797874



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Over the years I have been extremely happy with the products and service from etrailer. The kit for installing a 5th wheel hitch went in easily without any issues. The video instructions for installation were great. 798110



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Delivery was on time, very good price. In the past when I had a problem with an item I got good service they make sure I was happy. THANK YOU ETRAILER 795075



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Works great, especially on tight turns 793707



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pleased with everything i ordered. easy install. can't to take the camper out 782152



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Very good quality material. Instructions could have been better,but got it installed,although it took about 6 hours,definitely worth it. 765398



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Very nice product, easy to use and have towed trailer over 11, 000 miles since purchase 722185



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smooth operation , great hitch have not used the slider. may never need the slider option there does seem to be to much play on the slider , that makes the hitch bounce when you take off and slow down 692618



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Could not be happier. ...shipping arriving on time as scheduled, with other options available to your needs. Shipping boxes little tore up but exspected as it is heavy, but product boxes undamaged along with the items.. Assembly easy with directions included, and a video to help if needed. ..or staff to call to get you through. Had existing rails to mount into, with the side mounting right in...head assembly fit into the slide without any issues. You will have to make your height adjustments depending on your needs for your application as I did.. First pull I made from last hitch was a 100% noticeable difference. Hook up and disconect with ease without any issues. I will HIGHLY recommend etrailer for any needs to anyone they may have or products needing. Thanks etrailer. ..you will be hearing from me down the road if needed for any of my RV needs 677004



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it was the correct one and works fine 669420



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Great product. Easy to assemble and fits perfectly in standard bed rails on 22” center. I have coupled up with it but have not towed with it yet. Have a short trip of about 400 miles coming up in about 2 weeks. So far I am very happy with the way it couples and slides. Unlike my old square tube slider this one is very smooth and the price was right . Ordered late afternoon on Thursday and it delivered on Monday. Great shipping time. I like everything about it especially the fact that when you uncouple it is automatically set to recouple. 662531



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Used for first time this week and I am very happy with product. Quick delivery and reasonably priced. 660482



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Good product well made 653945



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The Curt A16 5th Wheel hitch with slider is a great hitch. It's easy to assemble, the instructions are easy to follow, and it's extremely heavy duty. I haven't towed with it yet but will update when I do. Etrailer.com got it here in 4 days great job. 639334



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The ease of use with this hitch is unsurpassed. It slipped right into the rails in my bed and towed like a dream. No chucking or banging when starting/stopping. I almost forgot I had almost 11,000 pounds behind me. Thank you Curt and etrailer! 639138


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2018 and 2019 Ford F-250 and F-350 Trucks
    Hello, When you say doing a fleet of vehicles with the fifth wheel prep package are you referring to simply adding fifth wheel hitches to these trucks that have the prep package? If so I would only need to know the bed size (in order to know if you need sliding hitches or not) and what capacity (16K, 20K, 24K) you are looking for.
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  • Can Curt Fifth Wheel Clear Top of Bed on 2017 Ford F-250
    The Curt A16 # C16521 is going to give you the highest available hitch setting, though it still is not going to give you a 7 inch clearance over the top of your 2017 Ford F-250's bed. If you need additional clearance to stay level, you would want to consider a king pin replacement; I've added a link to our page with all of our replacement king pins for you to take a look at. The Curt # C16521 will install into the truck bed of your '17 F-250 with the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation...
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  • Does 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed Need Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch and Hitch Options
    You are right about the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed being slightly longer than the 2016 models; according to Chevy, the 2020 short bed is 82.25 inches while the 2016 short bed is 78.9 inches. That isn't enough of a difference to negate needing a sliding hitch. Even if your use of the slider is limited, it only takes one instance of taking a turn slightly too sharp for your trailer to crash into the cab of your Chevy, causing potentially significant damage to both the truck and trailer....
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  • Fifth Wheel Towing Capacity of 2018 Ram 2500 4WD with Short Bed, 6.4L V8 and 3.73 Axle Ratio
    If your 2018 Ram 2500 4WD with a 6.4L V8 engine, short bed and 3.73 axle ratio is a Crew Cab your fifth wheel towing capacity is 12,630 lbs and if it is a Mega Cab it has a fifth wheel towing capacity of 12,240 lbs. This means that yes, you will be able to tow the fifth wheel trailer with a GVWR of nearly 12,000 lbs like you wanted. To tow this trailer you are going to need a sliding hitch to accommodate a short bed, and the best option for a fifth wheel hitch for your '18 Ram 2500...
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  • How To Prevent Pin Box From Hitting Tailgate When Towing 5th Wheel Trailer with 2017 GMC Sierra 2500
    The Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches like part # C16521 have three sets of adjustment holes which are each spaced 2" apart on center. I am not sure how much additional space you will need to clear your tailgate but you can try to move the hitch head up to the highest set of adjustment holes to see if this will then allow your pin box to clear the tailgate. That said, this is also going to affect how the trailer is leveled in relation to the tow vehicle so a much better option for you is a...
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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation to Fit 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 with Curt Gooseneck
    Sounds like you have the Curt EZr gooseneck hitch part # C611-624 installed in your 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 short bed based on what you described. To install a slider gooseneck hitch you'll need an X5 adapter part # C16220 so that you have a set of rails for the hitch to install in. Once that's in place you could then install the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider # C16521 that you referenced which would be a great choice.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed and Aluminum Body
    Yes, for your 2020 Ford F-150 with the 6-1/2 foot bed I highly recommend the Curt A16 Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch # C16521. This is an excellent hitch that features an interlocking 2-jaw design so that the jaw mechanism wraps completely around the king pin. This provides an extremely secure connection to the trailer but it also allows for a smooth, quiet ride during travel. You aren't going to get those loud clanks and jarring spine adjustments that you might have experienced with other hitches....
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  • What is the Height Adjustment Range for the Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The Curt # C16521 5th wheel hitch you mentioned is indeed height adjustable from 17-1/2 to 21-1/2 inches in height. Some of the bed sides on todays trucks are pretty tall (like the Ford F Series), so the hitch heights needed to increase as well. To determine the necessary hitch height so your 5th wheel tows level, jack the 5th wheel so it's level. Measure from the bottom of the skid plate to the ground (not the king pin). Take the bed height above the ground and add the hitch height...
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  • Compatibility of Curt C16521 A-16 Fifth Wheel Hitch with Trail Air Rotaflex Replacement Pin Boxes
    The Curt A-Series fifth wheel hitches like the Curt # C16521 you'd looked at are indeed compatible with the TrailAir Rotaflex Cushioned fifth wheel pin boxes. If you click the provided link, you can see the product demonstration video featuring the A-16 fifth wheel hitch. If you don't already have a 7-way installed in your truck bed, you can install one using part # 20110. I've linked to an installation video for that trailer connector/wiring harness.
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  • Differences Between Curt A16 and Q16 Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The head design is slightly different for the A16 hitch # C16521. It's the more recent version of the Q16 that you also mentioned. They made the heads strong enough to be able to be used with a Sidewinder pin box and they upgraded the warranty from 10 year limited to lifetime limited.
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt A16 and Custom Fifth Wheel Base Rails on 2018 Ram 2500
    The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider # C16521, along with the Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16427-204 that is confirmed to fit your 2018 Ram 2500, is an excellent system and a great choice for towing your fifth-wheel trailer. I have attached the complete written installation instructions for these base rails and this hitch on your truck. The custom brackets that are included will use existing holes in your Ram's frame that will eliminate drilling and greatly reduce...
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  • Comparing Sliding Hitch vs. Sidewinder for 40-Foot Toy Hauler Towed by 2014 Short-Bed Ram 2500
    In your application with a roughly 40-foot toy hauler towed by your short-bed Ram 2500 a Sidewinder replacement pin box is the way to go. A sliding 5th wheel hitch like the Curt Q16 # C16521 can give a short bed truck like your 2014 Ram 2500 up to 12-inches of additional turning clearance. On the other hand, a Sidewinder replacement 5th wheel pin box, when used with a fixed 5th wheel hitch, gives you a full 22-inches of additional turning clearance. Sidewinders are made as replacements...
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  • Do I Have to Have a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch in a Short Bed Truck
    You do not have to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch in a short bed truck. In many cases, truck beds shorter than 8 ft do not have enough clearance between the trailer and truck to execute sharp turns. This is why sliding hitches were invented. Due to the popularity of short bed trucks, trailer manufacturers started making more 5th wheel trailers with angled or indented noses so they do not contact your truck cab when turning such as the Highland Ridge Light 5th wheel trailer. The downside...
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  • Is Slack/Play in Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch When Stopping and Accelerating Normal
    Slider hitches have quite a few moving parts in them which can allow a bit of movement when starting and stopping. This movement is known as chucking and is considered normal. Especially on slider hitches like the Curt A16 part # C16521 that you referenced. Unless it's something that's getting progressively worse you are totally fine.
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  • How Much Side-to-Side Movement of 5th Wheel Trailer is Acceptable When Using Curt Hitch # C16521
    It is important for any trailer to be level when hitched, whether a bumper-pull or a 5th wheel, and it is also necessary to have enough clearance at the bed rails for the trailer's overhang. The linked diagram shows the recommended minimum clearances for a 5th wheel a the bed rails, tailgate and bumper. Because the Curt hitch # C16521 has a cushioned head, it will tend to provide more sideways movement than a non-cushioned type. It may be possible to increase the height of the trailer...
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  • How Much Does Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch C16521 Weigh
    The total weight for the Curt hitch part # C16521 that you referenced is 193 lbs. Slider hitches in general are pretty heavy since there is a lot of moving parts which have to be very strong. The Reese 16 part # RP30047 is an excellent hitch that weighs in at 176 lb which is a bit lighter weight. This hitch works well because it has a round tube slider which will operate smoother than a square tube and because it has a great 2 jaw system that provides excellent king pin contact.
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 GMC Denali 2500 with Factory Prep Kit & 6.5-Ft Bed
    For your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 with factory 5th wheel prep and 6-1/2-foot bed you will need a slider type hitch to provide enough turning clearance for low-speed turns. All suitable options are shown on the linked page. Since your trailer weight is in the range of 11K, I suggest the Curt 16K-rated hitch # C16521 along with the matching installation kit # C16023. The install kit drops right into your factory pucks and the hitch then drops right in to the install kit. This Curt hitch...
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  • How Much Does Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch with R16 Slider Weigh
    The fifth wheel rail kit part # C16441-204 weighs a total of 60 lbs and the fifth wheel hitch part # C16521 weighs 193 lbs. Combined these two weight 253 lbs.
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 with 6.4 Foot Bed
    For your 2017 Ram HD Mega Cab with a 6.4 foot bed that does not have the factory rail kit, I recommend looking at a sliding 5th-wheel hitch to provide the additional clearance that will be needed for making tight turns. The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16521 along with the Custom Installation Kit # C16427-204 is a great option for towing your Jayco Jayflight with your Ram. This sliding hitch will provide up to 12 inches of travel front to back and a hitch height between 17-1/2...
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  • Comparing Curt A16 Round Tube and Reese Square Tube Sliding 5th Wheel Hitches
    Slider hitches with round tubes, like the Curt A16 Slider # C16521, are generally preferred to units like the Reese # RP30051 which uses square tubes that tend to have more issues with binding. The A16 also offers 2 more inches of slider travel which gives you more turning clearance. Add in the sturdier jaws and the lower price of the Curt and it is an easy recommendation. Please check out the linked install video.
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  • How to Determine if a Truck has Industry Standard Above the Bed 5th Wheel Rails
    It sounds like your 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 has standard above the bed rails for a 5th wheel hitch. Take a look at the picture I have included which shows the hitch mounting measurements for industry standard above the bed rails. If the ones in your truck bed are the same then you can install any hitch that fits in industry standard rails. Since the truck was previously owned you might just want to have a mechanic check to make sure all of rail and brackets under the bed the rails are attached...
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    The best complete system I can recommend for your 2015 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 foot bed, would be the Demco Hijacker Autoslide, # DM8550040. This hitch slides automatically while you drive to give you 22-1/2 inches of additional clearance for tight turns. It's design relieves you from getting into and out of the truck to operate a manual slider. It has a built in roller-and-guide assembly that allows for smooth, controlled, and automatic movement. This hitch would be paired with the Demco...
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  • Where is the Height Range of a Fifth Wheel Hitch Measured From
    The height range of the Curt Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16521 is from the top of the install rails to the top of hitch with the head sitting level. Most rails are about 1-1/4 inches in height. So the maximum height the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16521 that you referenced would sit in the bed of your truck would be 18-1/4 inches. Slider hitches are usually pretty heavy and this hitch is no exception as it weighs 193 lbs. The price for this hitch is available at the link...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch For Additional Clearance Between Truck And Trailer
    For additional length between your 5th wheel trailer and the truck when turning, you can use a 5th wheel slider hitch like the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16521. This will give you 11 inches of travel for turning, but you can only tow with the hitch moved forward. Another option is to use an automatic sliding hitch like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs # DM8550034. This...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch w/ Lowest Height Available for 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed w/ Factory Tow/Prep Package
    The sliding fifth wheel hitch with the lowest hitch height we offer would be the Demco Hijacker Autoslide, part # DM8550035. When used with the # DM6099 adapter, the minimum hitch height would be about 16-1/4 inches. Keep in mind, to be safe and prevent the underside of your fifth wheel's trailer loft from impacting the tops of your bed sides, you'll want at least 6 inches of clearance between the top of the bed sides and the underside of the trailer loft. You could knock off 1/2 an...
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  • What Is Overall Height Of Curt Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Including In Bed Rails
    The height of a fifth wheel system like the # C16521 is measured from the top of the hitch bed rails to the top of the hitch head when level. Since most bed rails sit about 1-1/4 inches above the bed, The height of the Curt Slider with the # C16411-204 rails would be from about 19-3/4 to 22-3/4 inches.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Height Adjustment Range for Curt 5th Wheel Hitches 16516 and C16521
    All of the Pro Series 16K slider 5th wheel hitches offered for you 2008 Ram 2500 Quad cab have a height adjustment range of 13 to 17-inches. Curt E16 series 16K sliding 5th wheel hitch # 16516 has a height adjustment range of 15 to 17-inches while their A16 Series hitch # C16521 that you asked about has a taller head unit that gives it a height range of 17-1/2 to 21-1/2-inches. The E16 Series hitch will be closer in height range to your original Pro Series slider. If your hitched trailer...
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