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Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 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 C16530-16021 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Curt
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 5000 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: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 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.



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

Item # C16530-16021

Installation Details C16530-16021 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16530-16021

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (351 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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2014 Ram 3500

I have not pulled with this yet, but after lifting this to put it together, it's going to be durable because this hitch is heavy. You will need two people to get it out of your truck or use the trailer to lift it out and store it on the 5th wheel hitch.



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Saved myself about $150 buying this online from Etrailer instead of my local rv/camping shop. My hitch arrived on time. The boxes were tore up but the website warned me about that ahead of time. Packaging wasn't an issue as all items were inside and intact. Assembly was simple and I had plenty of help from all the instructional videos I found on YouTube. Great hitch and I highly recommend that you purchase your new hitch from Etrailer.


Comments
Excellent! No issues.
GP - 11/30/2016



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Great product, delivered in under 5 days. Installation was easy.



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

This 5th wheel hitch fits OEM hitch mount provisions perfectly on my 2017 Ram 3500. Connecting and disconnecting works well. This hitch is heavy for one person to manage, but a hoist set-up makes for easy installation and removal. Tows well with no play between trailer pin and truck. Great product.



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Orderd my 5th wheel hitch on a Monday and was delivered the following Wednesday extremely fast service I couldn't be more satisfied with their company 5 stars from me.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Just installed my Q20 no problems at all dropped right in place I did not tighten bolts all the way until it was in place directions could have been a little more clear for the ram puck system etrailer one of the best online companies I have dealt with from customer service to getting right info to the best tracking ever Can’t say anything about the hitch yet get my RV Monday so far so good I feel confident



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This hitch has been amazing. Very easy initial installation. Takes less than 5 minutes to take it out or put it in. We have been on multiple 800+ mile trips with our 14000 lb camper and I couldn't be happier with the performance of the curt hitch.



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Easy install



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2016 Ram 3500

We purchased this hitch for our 2016 Dodge. Helen in customer service was wonderful in getting this to us in a timely manner. Installation was very easy and it pulls great. Awesome purchase!



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Melinda at was great and help select the best hitch solution for my needs. Hitch arrived exactly when promised. Hitch itself appears to be solidly built. Some minor irritations like the locking pin cables crimped so hard that the cables were cut in two on two of the four leg pins. Will have to do my own anchors for those. Also packaging, as noted in other reviews, is pretty weak. After opening I understand why the whole box was wrapped in shrink wrap. Looked like a war was conducted inside with piece parts scattered to the winds. Shrink wrap kept it all inside thankfully Install was straight forward, and went in easy with two people. Could be a little challenging for one person. Hitch now resides on a RAM 2500 8ft with 5th wheel OEM prep. 5th wheel gets picked up next week.


Comments
So far, this hitch has been absolutely trouble free. The two piece design makes for a uick and easy removal or install when I need the bed to be free of restrictions ! Happy camper
Tim D - 06/14/2016



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Quick shipping very easy to put together



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

After 1 year the 20K Curt is still like new. It was an easy drop in for the puck system on my 2016 Ram 3500 dually. We pull a 42 foot fifth wheel camping and it does the business. Easy hook up with one person and the color coded handle comes in handy. Recommended buy!


Comments
After a year, it is still like new. Couple grease points and using a hitch plate and really can not tell it has been used. The hitch is great and well recommended!
Tyler S - 08/17/2018



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I ordered this hitch on Sunday 8/25/2019 and it was delivered the Following Wednesday 8/28/2019. It took me about 40 minutes to assemble with a little help. It was just as advertised and the free delivery was a nice touch. Both the Curt Q20 fifth wheel hitch and etrailer.com are highly recommend.



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Hitch hook up and disconnect is very easy. Towing is a dream.



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2015 Ram 3500

I have had this hitch for a year now. I tow a 38 ft 5th wheel approx. 16000 lbs. It is very easy to hitch and un-hitch. Very stable ride. I think this is a great product. Very important to keep it lubed, but it is easy to lube.


Comments
I have been using now for over two years many miles on the 5th wheel and hitch. I have had zero problems with it, still functions great. As I stated above you must keep it lubed for easy release of the hitch, but it is very easy to lube. Great product.
Kevin G - 12/12/2017



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Perfect for what I needed. Great produc t.



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Great product at a fair price.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

My curt c16530-16021 has been a great 5th wheel hitch. It's worked flawlessly over the last year which we traveled extensively hooking and unhooking several times a week. The absolute best thing about this hitch is the ease of installation in the bed, of course you have to have the Dodge Ram 5th wheel bed option. Release the puck locks and it slips directly into the bed frame, close the puck locks and your ready to go about a 5 minute job.



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This has been a good choice for a hitch. It's reasonably priced hitch and does the job it's made for. My rig's GVW is 15,000, so this is sufficient for me. My only concerns are that I've had some problems unhitching the trailer. I'm not sure if that's my rig leaning on the jaws or if that's problem with the hitch itself. I don't know it that would have been a problem if I had bought the B and W or Demco hitch. My second concern is one that can't be corrected as far as I know. I've got a dually and it's difficult for me to reach the handle because of my height. I carry a small step ladder to get over the fender for that. When I ordered the hitch, it was time sensitive, since after I ordered one form another site, the order never came through. I called etrailer, and they promised a quick delivery, and they came through. It was a pleasure working with them. They get 5 stars!



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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with the Curt fifth wheel and with the truck being set up for the hitch it is fantastic. I rigged up an eye hook in a stud in the ceiling (of the garage) and got a 1.5 ton chain hoist and can lift the fifth wheel in and out of the truck in five minutes! Then I sit it on a furniture mover and roll it over into a corner of the garage.



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2020 Ram 3500

Customer service was very responsive with on time installation support.



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2016 Ram 3500

I have been towing a trailer since 1988. I have had several hitches from different manufacturers. The curt Q20 is the best hitch I have owned. There is a lot of pluses to this hitch the way it is designed. It was worth the money when you consider the peace of mind when towing.



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2019 Ram 2500

I haven't towed with this hitch yet, but very easy to assemble and install. Fits like a glove. It's a little heavy so you need two people or best to have a hoist.



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Contacted etrailer about fifth wheel hitch made by curt and spoke with Anthony W. He was very knowledgeable , helpful and courteous. Had it shipped to another address and kept me informed daily on it's whereabout and delivery date. The package was packed good and was received with no damage. Installation took about an hour with very easy instructions. My truck is a 2016 Ram 3500 with 5th wheel prep package. Picked up 5th wheel in Oklahoma City and drove out to CA, hitch worked great. If your looking for a great product i recommend e trailer. Thanks Jamie L.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

2016 Ram 3500 Long Box with factory 5th wheel prep. Hitch shipped on the 7th work day from order date and was delivered two days later. The boxes took a beating but the hitch arrived in prefect condition. Installation was not difficult. Will not have an opportunity to tow with it until next month.


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  • Who Makes the Mopar 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
    Curt is the manufacturer of the Mopar branded 5th wheel trailer hitches. For example, the Mopar 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part 82214742 is the same as the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16530-16021 and the Mopar 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part 82214743 is the same as the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16049.
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  • Can the Factory Prep Package Be Added To a 2018 Ram 2500 To Use the Curt Q20 Hitch for Ram OEM
    The Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16530-16021 is only a fit for models that come from the factory with the prep package as this cannot be added after the fact. Therefore, if you don't have the factory prep package then you'd instead need to use the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16265 with Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16427-204.
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  • Why Can't Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Be Used with Pivoting Pin Box
    The Curt Q-Series hitches like the Q20 # C16530-16021 for your Ram feature a spherical axial bearing in the head that helps to create smoother movement when hooked up to the trailer. This allows for a quiet ride but it's the exact component that makes them incompatible with pivoting pin boxes like the Lippert Turning Point or Reese Sidewinder. It essentially creates too much movement at the connection point when combined with the pivot mechanism at the trailer and could indeed be a safety...
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  • Is Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch Overkill to Tow a 14,000 lb Trailer
    Using the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package, part # C16530-16021 to tow a 14,000 lb 5th wheel trailer with your 2019 Ram 2500 is perfectly acceptable. The Q20 has a capacity of 20,000 lbs. This means it can safely tow a 5th wheel trailer UP TO 20,000 lbs - there are no adverse affects to using a 5th wheel hitch that is overrated for the weight of the trailer. If anything, you will be putting less stress on all moving parts, adding to the longevity of the hitch....
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  • Could Curt Q20 Fixed Hitch for Ram Rail Kit fit 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Rail Kit
    Yes, the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16530-16021 does fit the factory rail kit of your short bed 2018 Ram 2500 with a short bed. It's listed for long bed trucks since short bed trucks typically require the use of a slider hitch which instead normally requires the hitch part # C16536 and Ram rail kit adapter # C16022.
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    Curt Q-Series 5th wheel hitches that fit your 2016 Ram 2500 6-foot bed with factory rail kit, like the 20K # C16530-16021 and the 24K # C16545-16021, are not compatible with Sidewinder (or Revolution) pin boxes. The 25K-rated B&W 5th wheel hitch for your truck, part # BWRVK3600, does NOT have this restriction. You can drop this hitch right into your factory rails (as shown in the linked video) and hitch to your Sidewinder pin box. The B&W hitches that install in their gooseneck-type...
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  • Comparing Curt A20 and Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2018 Ram 3500 Factory Rail Kit
    For your 2018 Ram with the factory rail kit the two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 for Ram Trucks # C16530-16021 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 For Ram Rail Kits # C16044 is a limited lifetime warranty and the A20 has an improved jaw design over the older Q20. This means better contact for a smoother towing experience. I attached pictures of the jaws on both hitches for you to check out and compare as well. You'll see the A20 jaws...
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  • Recommended Alternative to Ram M20 Factory 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500
    Curt does indeed make the factory 5th wheel hitches for your 2018 Ram 2500, and they are essentially a re-brand of their Q-Series models. The equivalent for the M20 that you mentioned is the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch # C16530-16021, which will drop right into the factory pucks in the truck bed (see attached image). This hitch is also available with a higher 24,000 pound towing capacity with the Curt Q24 # C16545-16021. I have attached a short video review that you can check out as...
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    The first thing you will need to do before purchasing any equipment is to extensively research towing, in particular 5th wheel towing. A good place to start is our 5th wheel help article which I have attached for your review. There are three different types of hitches to consider when towing a 5th wheel trailer. The first one is a fixed hitch. A fixed hitch features a center mounted hitch that does not move or account for clearance issues with the cab. These are generally used on trucks...
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    The Curt 20K 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16530-16021 is designed to fit Ram trucks that have the factory installed 5th wheel prep package with the 4 pucks in the bed. If your 2013 Ram has the factory prep package then the hitch will fit. But since you mentioned you have a short bed then you will likely need a slider (unless the trailer was specifically designed to be towed by a short bed truck). For a slider on a Ram with the factory prep package you would need adapter # C16022 and then...
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  • How to Adjust the Hieght of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on 2014 Ram with OEM Prep Package
    There are 3 sets of holes where the legs attach to the crossmember of the Curt 5th wheel hitch # C16530-16021 for your 2014 Ram with OEM prep package. You will need to unbolt the legs from the rest of the hitch and move them up or down as needed and then reattach them. See page 2 of the installation instructions linked to the right. If you still do not have enough clearance then you could also adjust the pin box on the trailer up or down as needed. Trailer pin boxes are very heavy...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 3500 with Factory Prep Package
    You are correct, Curt Q20 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16530-16021 comes with the head and the base to install directly into the bed of your 2015 Ram 3500 with the factory prep package. No other parts are needed! I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you. There are several other hitches that will also install directly. You can use the B&W 25K hitch # BWRVK3600, the Curt 24K hitch, # C16545-16021, the Reese 20K hitch, # RP30160, and Curt 18K hitch # C16520-16021. I...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ram 3500 Short Bed with Tow Package and Sidewinder
    Yes, if you were to lock out the Sidewiner/Reese Revolution pin box you could use it like a standard pin box with a Curt Q20 hitch part # C16530-16021. This hitch is a fit for your 2015 RAM 3500 with hitch prep package as well. That being said I have a much more ideal solution for you since you have a short bed truck. Since you will need turning clearance due to your shorter truck bed you will need to use the Revolution like it was intended. To do that instead you would want the Companion...
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  • How to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2017 Ram 3500 with Ram Box
    Yes, you can tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2017 Ram 3500 that has the Ram Box feature. But there is a specific method that has to be followed or it will not work. Basically the issue on Ram Box models is that the bed a narrower than a standard bed so that when you make a turn while towing a 5th wheel trailer the trailer pin box can make contact with the sides of the bed. To solve this problem you will need to have a Sidewinder pin box installed on the trailer and use a specific fixed...
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  • Placement of King Pin When Curt Q20 # C16530-16021 5th Wheel Hitch is Installed on 2015 Ram 3500
    The Curt # C16530-16021 Q20 fifth wheel hitch for the Ram factory tow prep package centers the king pin jaws between the pucks. If your forward and rearward pucks are centered on the rear axle, then the hitch jaws and king pin will be centered on the rear axle. I'm assuming you're trying to determine if you'll have enough clearance between the rear of the cab and the front of the fifth wheel to make turns without having the fifth wheel and cab collide. We usually recommend a sliding...
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  • How to Remove Curt Q20 Head Unit that is Stuck
    If you flip your Q20 5th Wheel Hitch # C16530-16021 upside down you will see that there is a pilot that extends below the bearing shaft, through a rubber grommet in a square pad. My contact at Curt said that the rubber square is holding onto that pilot which is why you are having trouble removing the head. With the Q20 flipped over, take some WD-40 or some soapy water and spray that rubber grommet and the pilot to help loosen the connection. After applying the lubricant, flip the Q20...
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  • Lock and Cover Recommendation for Mopar 30k 5th Wheel Hitch by Curt
    Your Mopar 30K 5th Wheel Hitch is manufactured by Curt and modeled after the Curt Q Series 5th Wheel Hitch Line. They have the same lockable handle, specifically designed so that you can add a padlock to help prevent theft and give you that peace of mind you're looking for. The Atwood AMPlock Padlock # AT89018 is the one I recommend for your Mopar Hitch. For a cover, we have the Classic Accessories Cover for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # CA80116 that is going to fit really well and protect...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
    Although B & W and Curt are both great companies that produce quality products, when it comes to a fifth wheel hitch for your 2014 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit, I recommend going with one of our Curt Q-Series fifth-wheel hitches. This series features a 360 degree pivoting head to make hitching on uneven surfaces much easier and are also equipped with a built-in cushion to help absorb road shock. The Q-Series hitch is offered in three different weight capacities: 16,000 LB Part...
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  • How To Use Lippert Turning Point Pin Box with Factory Ram 5th Wheel Hitch
    I do have an option for you but the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16530-16021 cannot be used with a rotating pin box like the Lippert Turning Point because of the spherical axial bearing in the head. However, the Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs for Ram Towing Prep Package part # C16021 that the above hitch uses is compatible with the Head Unit for Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16540 which is compatible with rotating pin boxes like the Lippert Turning Point. Therefore,...
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  • 2014 Ram 3500 pulling 2017 Forrest River WolfPack 285pack13
    The Curt Q20 # C16530-16021 that you are asking about has built-in cushioning that helps absorb road shock, because of this it is not compatible with rotating pin boxes like the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder. I called Forest River to verify what kind of pin box that your WolfPack 285Pack13 Toyhauler uses and my contact said that it uses a standard pin box. The Curt Q20 will work great with your trailer on your 2014 Ram 3500. If your Ram doesn't have...
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  • Will Curt Q20 for Ram Rail Kits Fit Short Bed 2019 Ram 2500 with Rail Kit
    Yes the Curt Q20 fifth wheel hitch part # C16530-16021 will fit the OEM rail kit of your 2019 Ram 2500 short bed but may not provide you with enough turning clearance since it's a fixed hitch and you have a short bed truck. Normally short bed trucks require slider hitches to provide tight turning clearance. If you trailer has a tapered nose you might be able to get by with this hitch though. If you need turning clearance the slider version of this hitch is the # C16536 and the Ram rail...
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  • Can I Use a Mopar 5th Wheel Hitch in my Chevy 3500 with the OEM Prep Package
    The Mopar 5th wheel hitches are manufactured by Curt and are Q series heads like the # C16530-16021 you were looking at, so in order to use your existing Mopar 5th wheel hitch you would need to swap the legs out for a set that will work in the Chevy OEM prep package. If you have a 2016-2019 Chevy/GMC truck, you can use the Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16025 to replace the legs and use your hitch in your Chevy 3500. If you've got a different model...
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  • Can 5th Wheel Hitch be Installed on 2018 Ram 2500 with Ram Box
    You can indeed install a 5th wheel trailer hitch on your 2018 Ram 2500 without the factory puck system but the Ram Boxes will require that another component be added to your setup. Because the Ram Boxes limit the available turning clearance over the bed, a Reese Sidewinder or other similar pin box that moves the pivot point away from the king pin will need to be on the trailer. This is the only way to allow for proper turning clearance with the Ram Box models regardless of whether or not...
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  • How to Determine if There is Clearance with Short Bed Truck to Make Tight Turns with 5th Wheel
    There is a formula you can plug in the dimensions of your setup into to determine if there would be enough clearance to make sharp turns. (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from the center of fifth wheel jaws to the truck cab B = Offset used like if you had a slider. Your extended pin box does not count since it pivots too. C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2. If you are dead set on using that hitch you are most likely going to have to go with a Sidewinder pin...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Hitch From a 2018 Ram 2500 Be Used On a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500
    The installation procedures for a 5th wheel hitch will be different on a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 when compared to a 2018 Ram 2500. The main difference between them is that the 2018 Ram 2500 has the factory prep package option which means you can use a hitch such as the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package part # C16530-16021 which just drops into place. If this is the process you are referring to then that is not possible on your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 because it could...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 2500 Long Bed with Factory Prep Package
    We have several 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly into the factory prep package in your 2016 Ram 2500 long bed, see link. I recommend the Curt Q20, # C16530-16021. It is rated for 20,000 pounds gross trailer weight and features a floating, cushioned head for a smoother ride. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Will Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a Forest River and 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory Prep Package
    The Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16530-16021 will fit directly into the factory prep package in your 2014 Ram 3500 long bed. The hitch is also compatible with your Forest River Cedar Creek 5th wheel trailer. This hitch is rated for 20,000 pounds gross trailer weight. It also features a cushioned head for improved ride quality compared to a non-cushioned hitch. There are no issues we have heard of regarding compatibility. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Hitch Prep Package
    The Ram hitch prep package of your 2014 Ram 3500 has much wider spaced install-pucks than the standard Elite hitch foot print so you would have to go with a new hitch. What you would need is the Reese Hitch part # RP30160 as this is a similar style hitch that would fit your OEM rail kit. Since you have a long bed truck you would not need a slider hitch. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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