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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 800-298-8924 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

  • Curt
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
  • 5000 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.


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

16550 Curt R20 Fifth-Wheel Roller - 20,000 lbs

Item # C16541

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   (164 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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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 340534



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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. 686855



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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. 712034



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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 402224



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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. 865445



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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. 844709



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very good service 791036



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Excellent equipment. I pull a heavier 5th wheel with a truck that has a 6 3/4 ft bed, and the slider works well. Equipment still looks brand new a year later, and I’ve never had a problem. Only reason for four stars is that the operating levers could be easier to use when putting it into slider mode. Might be difficult for some. Otherwise this was a great value for the money and is a solid, well built and engineered piece of equipment. 737868



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Looks great and very heavy (good and bad). Instructions not great but it is not too tough to figure out. Had to tweak it a little to get it to drop in the adapter but that’s typical on most of the hitches I have had until they are used some. 737120



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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. 732770



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I chose this setup for the slider option to help with clearance on my Ram 2500. Seems easy to operate and is well built. The head breakdowns with a simple removal shaft so it lightens the unit for easier transport in and out of the bed. 727499



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I installed this Hitch on my 2015 F350 6.7l one year ago and absolutely love it.. I have been faithful to the Reese Pro series for ever, so this was a very tough decision to go with Curt and all I can say is that I definitely made the right decision. The hitch fits perfectly under my Pace Edward Jack Rabbit tonneau cover because the release handle lays flat. This enables me to just pull the cover closed after I drop the camper thus keeping the hitch out of sight and my bed dry/extra storage. Now on to function: The slide mechanism works flawlessly and that with a pin weight of 2800lbs. (The Reese always made me fight with the release level) The pin has Zero chuckle Release handle is fantastic, I have been at some odd angles and have never had an issue releasing the pin. What else can I say except I would buy this hitch again in a heart beat. 642137



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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. 616004


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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I've had this hitch for a year now, and everything is working great. Excellent fit and finish. 605897



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This product is great still using it and still doing what it's supposed to be doing great product 603905



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The product worked as described. Shipping was not good. Part was bent. Caused same issue during installation. 594430



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hitch was good . box was all beat to hell. some paint missing where dropped or slid on ground. hitch went together as expected and looks like it will be right. I will find out when I go to pull the RV. 553929



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Perfect fit, easy installation, fast shipping, good price. Pictures attached in a 2017 2500HD Z71 Midnight Edition. 511699



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I got in the A20 with slider 4 days after I ordered very quick. Came in two boxes. It is heavy to work with but I got it together by myself the directions were good. This was an upgrade and went right onto my existing rails. I needed the extra extra height of this hitch to level my camper. 503889



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Erica B you are the greatest , your customer support was ABOVE & BEYOND you did more for me than most company's ever do . Keep up the good work . Only if we could get the manufactures [CURT] to do what you did. Thanks once again Erica you made my day and then some . Tom 500956



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All put together it is heavy and solid. Not difficult to assemble. 494144



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Great product ,straight forward install only took 4 hours on the ground, a plus that it separates to make lighter 483302



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I am extremely impressed with not only my new Curt 5th wheel hitch which I expected to be perfect but more importantly with the customer service that I received from the etrailer.com staff. They took considerable time to discuss different hitch options with me to help me decide which hitch would be the perfect choice for my specific needs. This was my 1st 5th wheel hitch purchase so I had very limited knowledge and they helped educate & guide me through the process. I saved hundreds of dollars purchasing my hitch through etrailer.com and would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase any type of hitch. Great job etrailer and thank you for all of your help and guidance !!! 477544



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Very solid hitch. I like the color coded indicator system, but I seldom look at it because the double jaw opens cleanly when unhitching and latches securely when hitching. I have yet to use the slider. I did have to call Curt for assistance with misalignment of the hitch head and roller base. They had the needed spacer to me in four days. Great purchase to delivery times by etrailer and Curt. 474918



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Hitch is rock solid and the slide works smoothly. Shipping was very fast and packaged well, thanks etrailer. 469480


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    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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  • 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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  • Will the Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Replace the Husky 15K Without Changing the Rails
    If the rails you have in your truck bed are spaced 22" apart front to back on center then yes, you can use these for the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider part # C16541. The Husky 15K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch should use the same industry standard rails/spacing (ISR) as the Curt A20. The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch does not come with the install kit, just the hitch base and head which will then be mounted to the base rails you have in your truck.
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    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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  • 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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