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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
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall

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.


  • 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


  • 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   (333 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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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

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


- C16521

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

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


- C16521

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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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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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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Solid. Well built. I would purchase this again. 887285

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Worked great, installed easy. Heavy but certainly secure. 884359

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by: 09/11/2020

Excellent quality and workmanship. Like the feature of being able to remove the head so I can close my bed cover after the 5th wheel is set up 877050

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Great hitch especially for the price. I have been very happy. I would only have one complaint. When I stop or start there is a slamming in the hitch forward and backwards. I believe this is only because the hitch is a slider and I’m told that is common. This is my first slider. 862005

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Great service and timely delivery. 855683

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The Curt A16 hitch is awesome. It never binds, tugs or has to settle in before it stops jerking. Works perfectly every time and keeps the ride nice and smooth. It is light-years ahead of the Reese 15k hitch that we had been using for the past few years. I cannot explain how happy I am with this hitch and the service we always get from etrailer. A++ guys. You are the best. I will always keep coming to you for my camping and towing needs. Thank you. 845745

- C16521

On time delivery as expected, boxes slightly crushed, all hardware was still intact and in the boxes. Assembly simple, the video should have covered each point of the frame attachments underneath the vehicle and removing the wheel well covers makes it easier to install the channel spacers so drilling a larger hole than the spacer is not needed. 831069

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Just received this and haven't installed it yet. I plan to add it to my truck in about 2 weeks. This is exactly the same as my last truck which was a perfect fit. It also worked great pulling my 35-foot fifth wheel RV. I look forward to the same quality as before, perfection. 830549

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Very nice hitch. I have a 2005 F250 SD short bed and could not go 100 percent by the instructions. Install took a little longer because of it but once I got back on track it went fast. Over all a very nice hitch. 825065

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Nice looking hitch. Not hard to install. We hooked it up and unhooked to trailer and worked fine. Will know more when we go on the road next time. 814819

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 6-1/2 FT bed, OEM Prep Package Pulling a 12000 LB Fifth Wheel
    On your 2019 Ram 3500 SRW Mega Cab 6-1/2 ft bed with the OEM prep package pulling a 12000 lb camper I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs and Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package Item # C16521 and item # C16022. This kit gives you everything you are looking for. It is light enough for one person to install and remove because the head can be separated from the base, the base can be separated from the rails....
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  • How To Upgrade a Curt A16 Hitch to an A20 or A25
    In regards to a Curt 5th Wheel Hitch, the weight capacity comes from the head not the base so in order to upgrade from a Curt A16 Hitch like part # C16521 to a Curt A20 or Curt A25 Slider you'd a new head, the Curt A20 Head part # C16540 or the Curt A25 Head part # C16580. These will both work with the base for a Curt A16 Hitch. Please note, the base does max out at 24,000 lbs.
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  • Do the Locking Jaws On the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Need Greased
    I have attached for you below the maintenance schedule of the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16521 which does indeed entail greasing of the locking jaw mechanism, the pivot points in particular. The LubriMatic Wheel Bearing Grease part # L11380 for the tub or part # L11465 for the tube will work well for this. If you don't already have a grease gun, the LubriMatic Standard Pistol Grip Grease Gun part # L30-310 is what I recommend.
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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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  • Towing Capacity and Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4
    Based on my research your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 with the 5.3L engine and 3.42 axle ratio has a towing capacity of 9,500 pounds. As long as the 5th wheel trailer you're considering remains under this weight once it's fully loaded it looks like you will be good to go. I do still recommend verifying this capacity by taking a look at your owner's manual or even visiting/calling a local Chevy dealer with your VIN. To pull a 5th wheel trailer you will need to install a set of...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for Factory Pucks in 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed
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  • Will Curt Q16 Fit Previously Installed Reese Rails in 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD
    The Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16521 is designed to fit industry standard above-bed rails. As long as the Reese base rails installed on your truck are industry standard rails, such as part # RP50064-58 or # RP56007-53, you will be able to use your existing Reese rails with the Curt Q16 # C16521. If you are unsure if the Reese rails in your truck are industry standard, you can take a couple of measurements. I have attached a photo showing the measurements of industry standard...
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  • Is Reese RP30154 Factory Puck to 5th Wheel Rail Adapter Compatible with Curt Hitches
    If by 'square tube adapter', you're referring to the Reese # RP30154 factory puck to rail adapter then yes, that adapter will work perfectly with your Curt # C16521 or any other 5th wheel hitch that uses industry standard bed rails to mount to the truck. Install the adapter into the pucks, then install the hitch on the adapter. The Reese Revolution will be compatible with the Curt # C16521 A16 5th wheel hitch, but you'll want to leave the slider slid all the way forward at all times...
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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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  • Comparison of Demco Hijacker Autoslide and Curt A16 Sliding 5th Wheel Hitches for 2017 Ram 2500
    The obvious difference is that the # C16521 uses a manually operated slider and the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 uses an automatic sliding mechanism. The Curt offers 12 inches of rearward travel, while the Demco Hijacker Autoslide offers 14 inches. The Demco is height adjustable from 15-1/4 inches to 18 inches above the bed floor while the Curt can adjust from 17-1/2 to 21-1/2 inches in height. The Demco Hijacker uses a single wrap around jaw that contacts the king pin all the...
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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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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
    Right now Husky does not have anything to fit the 2017 Chevrolet Sierra 3500 with the factory rail kit. If you have a short bed truck the Curt # C16521 hitch with adapter rails # C16023 will work for you. If your truck has an 8 foot bed I suggest the B&W Companion # BWRVK3700 that will work for you.
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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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    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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