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Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 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 800-298-1624 to order Curt fifth wheel hitch part number C16541 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16541

  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • Hitch Only
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 5000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 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: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 17-1/2" - 21-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for hitch
    • 10-Year limited for roller


Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A20 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

A20 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).


R20 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.



16540 Curt A20 Fifth-Wheel-Trailer Hitch Head Unit

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Installation Details C16541 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16541

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (276 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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The A20 hitch and R20 slider are outstanding products. One issue I had was the differing instructions on bolting the two together. The A20 instructions are for bolting to stationary’leg’ base. The R20 slider instructions are what I used and worked very well.



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I sold this hitch on Craigslist after the camping and go with a B&W 18,000 Patriot. There was significant amount of linier chucking due to the rubber bushing in the hitch. Also, the rail system for shorter beds, made removing and placing the hitch very uncomfortable. Overall coupling action was very smooth and the green hitch indicator made coupling a cinch.



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Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch 2018 Ram 2500 This was not easy choice to make as I tend to try top save money. But with my truck and the puck system this has been an excellent purchase. The removable pin let's me pull the top of the hitch off while leaving the rest in the truck. This allows me to store it in front of the adapter rails. Then my roll up bed cover clears the top while the rest is still mounted. Dry, secure out of site out of mind while shopping or parked at RV park overnight. The slider allows the extra clearance to give you peace of mind you will not damage your truck while backing into tight spaces on a serious angle. Then of course the top comes off with that pin making the entire thing lighter to remove when taking the entire assembly out of the truck. IT is manageable but still better to use the tractor bucket or hoist as it is heavy duty. No issues and very happy with this purchase and the continued great service from etrailer! I pulled a 34 ft 5th wheel 1800 miles at average of 75mph. Did not even know the trailer was back there when the wind was not blowing. Thanks again for helping me put this package together and having the lowest price while doing it!



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First off a big thank you to Nichole B. for the excellent customer service. I called on Saturday and explained that I really needed a Curt 5th wheel hitch by the next WednesdayI paid for the 4 day shipping and bam it was here on Wednesday, and with Trailer your never at home wondering the status of your order. They update every move from the time you place your order to the time it is delivered.I leave tomorrow to pick up our new 5th wheel toy hauler(our first 5th wheel) but the hitch was easily installed by myself and seems to be in working order but Ill know more when we hook up the 5th wheel. Thank you Nichole and Etrailer



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The extra care and attention given by etrailer adding extra packing tape where needed for the box to survive shipping is much appreciated.. And in our Covid delayed items world today, etrailer was fantastic keeping me informed and updated



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The R20 Roller and the A20 Slider were both pretty easy to install. Except for the weight (Those Things Are HEAVY) It was a straight forward install. What I like is the Quality of the Curt Products. They are a very high Quality product in my opinion. I plan on the wife and I and our Two Main Coons are planning a cross country trip. So I am very excited to get out on the open Road and see where life takes us. What WAS a bear to install was the Rail Kit. It required lots of trips out from under



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The product arrived 1 day earlier than promised. The instructions were decent, they could of been more inclusive of the different setups, the hitch and sliders didn’t reference how to interface with the Ram puck base. The rubber gaskets for the slider base didn’t fit with the Ram base due to their thickness. You need a 100lbs torque wrench(I rented one from Orielys). All the parts were present. The bad may not of been etrailers fault, but the boxes arrived like they were dropped out of an airplane. Amazingly, nothing was damaged.



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Hitch has performed flawlessly. Easy to use. Highly recommend.



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I'm happy with the hitch operation. It arrived missing some hardware (the four bolts that mount the hitch to the slider and the handle spring), but Carol at etrailer followed up and stayed on it until I received the missing parts. I've used the slider once in a tight turn situation and it gave great clearance from the cab. The handle that allows the slider to move requires some muscle to operate - I can't do it from beside the truck, I have to stand on the tire or use a short ladder. I'm six foot tall. The hitch operates well. I'd say we have made about ten RV trips, so I have gained some experience. It couples and decouples easily - as long as there's no push/pull forces. There's no way I could take the entire hitch out (with the RAM puck adapter) as one unit. But the whole assembly with break down (without tools) into three pieces that can be removed by two people. Only important if having access to the truck bed is important.



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Installed Curt A20 hitch w/slider rails in 2016 Chevrolet Z71 2500



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Very well engineered and heavy duty des ign



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haven't used it yet, but went together well and slides very well. Just need picture or instruction to put handle on and where the spring goes.


Comments
works well
Don H - 12/18/2020


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I recently purchased a fifth wheel hitch for my new truck but wasn't sure I ordered the correct one after hitting the "enter" key! I called etrailer the following morning and found out I had, in fact, ordered the wrong hitch. The young man I spoke with was incredibly helpful - he canceled my initial order, explained what I really needed and why and then placed the order. I went on line the next day and found that the order had somehow been cancelled. I then spoke with LEAH G. She is the bomb. She corrected everything and did her best to expedite shipping including personally making certain that MY shipment was on the last truck of the day. What more can I say. Etrailer.com and Leah G are unbelievably awesome from beginning to end! Thank you for a great experience Conrad


Comments
Everything is still working great!
Conrad C - 04/19/2018



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Emily was my sales person and technical expert. She was awesome in helping me determine the appropriate hitch to tow my new fifth wheel. It was challenging thinking through the selection but she stepped me through a methodical process to pick the Curt A20. It is a well design and rugged unit. Thank you, Emily.



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Best hitch out ther and delivery was fas great product and service



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Overall a great experience. I love the Curt 20A fifth-wheel hitch. Easy to hook and un-hook my Columbus 320RS. Very quiet ride too. One issue; the hitch arrived in 2 boxes and both were beat up pretty bad. That resulted in some paint damage to the unit which I touched up right away. I highly recommend the hitch and etrailer.com.


Comments
Still very satisfied! As full time RVers I hook up frequently. Super easy. And it pulls quietly too.
Dr. S - 11/04/2018



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Good product good price only complaints was all the boxes were completely destroyed in shipping and all of the stickers for the slider were stuck to the styrofoam and could not be installed on the slider



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This hitch did nothing but satisfy my pulling needs! Strong secure connection with no play or noises. Durable and built to last a lifetime. This hitch will satisfy anyone’s towing needs I have no doubt about it. Thank you Kurt hitches for an amazing product.



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Very heavy duty hitch. Initially had some concerns so ordered the 20,000 lbs. instead of the 16000. Very good service from the etrailer representatives. Had some concerns on how long the delivery was going to take, however they were able to get it to me in a very short time. Thank you to the individuals who helped with my order. Danny



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Excellent fifth wheel hitch. The performance was perfect. The slide worked fantastic . Thank you



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Works great!



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Now this is what I'm talking about. This hitch is great! Very tough, rugged, dependable for all your 5th wheel towing needs. Easy smooth operation to switch from maneuverable position for those tight and sometimes hard to get into spots. Switching to towing mode is a breeze. This hitch limits that bucking and chugging effect as you tow down the highway. Easy to install and in my case I got the over kill with this 18,000 pound towing capacity. I only have a 13,000 pound RV; however I wanted that peace of mind knowing that I have enough strength and security behind me in the bed of my truck. Thanks etrailer for offering great products.



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Great product ,straight forward install only took 4 hours on the ground, a plus that it separates to make lighter



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Perfect fit, easy installation, fast shipping, good price. Pictures attached in a 2017 2500HD Z71 Midnight Edition.



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Great hitch, best price around. Would buy another one on a heart beat. The jaws hold the pin nice and tight.


Comments
I love my fifth wheel, no issues, towes great, I pull a 40 trailer with it. The better jaw is worth the money any day of the week.
Casey J - 04/03/2020


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    We have some Curt 5th Wheels that will fit in your 2020 Ram 3500 OEM Puck System but we do not have a Curt A30 that will fit into your OEM puck system. You can use the Curt A20 Slider # C16541 with this adapter rail # C16022 if you have a 6-3/4 foot bed but if you have an 8 foot bed you can use the Curt A25 # C16046 without the adapter rail.
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  • Can the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2019 Ram 2500 with Pucks Be Slid Back While Towing
    The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16541 with Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch part # C16022 is an excellent option for a 2019 Ram 2500. That said, the hitch can only be slid back while making sharp turns so you would not be allowed to tow with the hitch slid back towards the tailgate. It would need to be locked in the forward position.
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  • Will Curt A20 Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Fit Adapter for 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 With Prep Package
    Congrats on your new truck and you are on the money with what you need to use your Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with R20 Slider # C16541 in your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the factory 5th wheel prep package. All that is required is the adapter you mentioned, the Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch # C88KR. This adapter will insert directly into the puck system of your 2020 Chevy 2500 and work as de facto base rails so you can mount your Curt A20 hitch.
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  • 2021 Ram 3500 Short Bed 5th Wheel Hitch Receiver Recommendation
    For your 2021 Ram 3500 with OEM Prep Pkg I recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000lbs Item # C16541 and the Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package Item # C16022. Since you have a short bed a slider is going to be your best option to gain a little bit of turning radius. Sidewinders will give you extra turning clearance but with your bed being only 6'4" the slider will allow the camper to pull further away from the...
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  • Recommended Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    I'll be happy to help but can you let me know if you have a 6-1/2 foot bed or 8-foot bed? Also, do you have the OEM prep package on your Ram 2500 or do you also need brackets and rails?
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  • Differences Between The Curt A20 And Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch For A 2019 Ram 3500
    The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider # C16541 is the latest version of 5th wheel hitch featuring a head that is made of stronger material than the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider # C16536. Some other key advantages to the A20 is the lifetime limited warranty versus the 10 year limited warranty, full head movement of 360 degrees, and an easier 1 pin head removal instead of 2 pins on the Q series. The Q20 does you give 3 zerk fittings instead of 2 for the...
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  • Difference Between Curt Q20 and A20 Fifth Wheel Hitches
    There are differences between the Curt A20 # C16541 and Curt Q20 # C16536. The two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 is a limited lifetime warranty. Also, the Q20 features the 360-degree movement with the spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting of the hitch head. This feature however, is why the Q20 is not compatible with a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box which the A20 is.
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  • 20K 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with RBW Base Rails in 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Dually 4x4
    If your 15K RBW 5th wheel hitch is the version that installs in above-bed base rails like those in the linked photo then you can still use them for your new hitch since they are an industry-standard design compatible with most hitch brands. If your truck is a short bed you'll need a 20K slider hitch like the Curt # C16541 or the Reese # RP30083. Both provide 12-inches of slider travel for turning clearance. I like the Curt for its axial bearing that makes hitching easier, since the head...
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  • Comparing Curt Q20 and A20 5th Wheel Hitches
    Both of the 20K Curt 5th wheel hitches # C16541 and # C16536 use the same R20 slider base part # C16550. Both share the same 12-inches of slider travel and the same height adjustment range. The two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 is a limited lifetime warranty. Also, the Q20 features the 360-degree movement with the spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting of the hitch head. This feature however,...
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  • Replacement 5th Wheel Hitch Head for Curt 25K
    If you have the Curt Q25 hitch head # C16565, there have been many people who have had a similar issue. Curt came out with another hitch head the A25 # C16580 which has a better latch system and a different pivoting system. This hitch head is able to fit all the same bases as the Q series 5th wheel hitch head. I don't believe there was any recall on these.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Nissan Titan XD
    In order to mount a fifth wheel hitch to the factory rail system on your 2016 Nissan Titan XD, you will first need to obtain the factory adapter directly from Nissan. This will mount to the pucks in your truck bed to provide industry standard rails that will work with most fifth wheel hitches. Once you have the adapter in place, I recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider # C16541 for your truck. This is a really nice hitch that will provide 12 inches of sliding travel...
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  • What Is Difference Between Curt Q20 and A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch
    There are differences between the Curt A20 # C16541 and Curt Q20 # C16536. The two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 is a limited lifetime warranty. Also, the Q20 features the 360-degree movement with the spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting of the hitch head. This feature however, is why the Q20 is not compatible with a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box which the A20 is.
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  • Weight of Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Head and R20 Sliding Base
    The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider # C16541 weighs 228 lbs when combined as a complete hitch. The head assembly # C16540 weighs 103 lbs and the R20 slider # C16550 weighs 126 lbs when shipped separately. That extra pound is in the packaging material.
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  • Can Sliding 5th-Wheel Hitch be Kept in Rearward Position
    A fifth wheel hitch should remain in front of the rear axle, like how your Curt A20 # C16541 sits when not in the rearward position. It is not recommended to tow a fifth wheel trailer while the hitch is slid in the rearward position, as this will remove too much weight from the front axle and cause issues with steering and braking response. You should only slide your hitch all the way back during low-speed maneuvering to ensure that you have enough clearance between the trailer and the...
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  • How to Prevent Pin Box from Hitting Bedside on a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Short Bed
    It sounds like you are saying that the pin box on your 5th wheel trailer is coming into contact with the bedsides on your truck. If that is the case then in order to fix this issue you will need to raise the 5th wheel hitch head up to the highest setting (if applicable). However, this may then make the trailer unlevel so if that is the case you will need to either adjust the pin box inside the wing set on the trailer (if applicable) and or raise the height of the trailer. I am not sure...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 with Short Bed
    For truck beds shorter than 8 feet in length a slider is almost always needed to allow you the needed clearance to make a tight turn. So a slider hitch like the Curt # C16541 would be recommended. To install this hitch in the rails of your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 you'd need the GM rail kit adapter part # C16023.
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  • Rubber Pads Under R20 Slider to Reduce Noise and Resist Movement
    The Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel # C16550 utilizes the Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16023 to fit into your factory pucks. What you are referring to is the adjustment that needs to be made with the adapter. The installation instructions are attached that on page 3 walk you step by step through the adjustments. The puck system does not require any trim removal for this installation. As...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Fits 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Air Suspension
    Yes, we have the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16427-204 that is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ram 2500 short bed with air suspension. We confirmed this fit with Curt. You will need a slider hitch too since your truck bed is shorter than 8 feet. The A20 slider hitch part # C16541 is a great option with a 20k capacity, but if you wanted something that slid automatically as you make tight turns the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550035 would be your best option. Getting out and operating...
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    The towing capacity of your 2019 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Powerstroke with the 6-3/4' bed will vary from 14,100-16,600 lbs depending on drive type, axle ratio, and gross combined weight rating. If you can provide me with this information I would be happy to provide you with an exact capacity. The axle ratio should be listed on a tag inside the glove box and the gross combined weight rating should be listed on a tag inside the driver door jamb but if not you can always call the dealer with your...
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  • Difference Between Curt A20 and Curt Q20 for 2019 Ford F-350 Short Bed
    The biggest difference between the Curt A20, part # C16541, and Q20, part # C16536, is the way the head pivots. The Q20 pivots 360 degrees using a spherical axial bearing. This creates smoother rotation of the head and therefore the ride between truck and trailer. The other difference is the warranty. The A20 has a limited lifetime warrant on the hitch with a 10-year warranty on the roller. The Q20's warranty is a 10 -year limited warranty.. With either hitch use part # C16428-204...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rails for 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 with 6 Foot Bed
    For your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 without the Mega Cab and with a 6 foot bed, I recommend the Curt Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit # C16419-204. These standard, above-bed base rails also include custom brackets that will use existing holes in your truck's frame that will minimize drilling and reduce installation time. For a fifth wheel hitch, I recommend the Curt slider # C16541. This hitch features interlocking jaws for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and a 20,000 pound towing...
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  • How to Install Curt A20 Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch on 2015 Ford F-350 Long Bed with Factory Pucks
    We have exactly what you need to convert your existing Curt A20 Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch # C16541 to a fixed model and attach it to the factory rail kit on your 2015 Ford F-350. In order to do this, you will just need to remove the head unit on your Curt A20 and replace the R20 Slider with the Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Legs # C16017. These are compatible with the head on your Curt hitch and will mount directly to the pucks in your truck bed. I have attached a short video demonstration...
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  • How Does Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch Install in Bed of 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 with OEM Rail Kit
    Curt offers Q20 fifth wheel hitch solutions that are designed to fit the OEM rail kit that your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has with the Q20 part # C16530-16025 for if you have a long bed truck and don't need a slider hitch for turning clearance, or if you have a short bed truck you'd need the adapter part # C16023 to allow you to fit the Q20 slider part # C16536. A standard Q20 hitch for above bed rails without an adapter would. Worth noting is that Curt updated the Q Series of hitches...
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  • Is an Offset 5th Wheel To Gooseneck Adapter Needed for a 2018 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    In order to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a short bed truck, you will indeed need some sort of offset or sliding adapter to prevent cab to trailer clearance issues. That said, they do not offer any sort of offset gooseneck hitch ball for a truck with factory prep package. Therefore, you can either install a new offset fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter on the trailer or ditch the adapter altogether and install a sliding fifth wheel hitch. I recommend ditching the fifth wheel to gooseneck...
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