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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish

Item # C16448-104
Our Price: $239.89
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Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT fifth wheel installation kit part number C16448-104 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16448-104

  • Above the Bed
  • CURT
  • Custom

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.


Features:

  • Custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th wheel trailer hitch
  • Custom fit - brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • Designed for your 2005-2010 Ford Super Duty truck
    • Minimizes drilling
    • Installation time is cut in half, compared with universal bracket systems
  • Complete kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have gloss finish to match your hitch
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches


Fits:

  • 2005-2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 ' Bed
  • 2005-2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty 8 ' Bed
  • 2005-2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 ' Bed
  • 2005-2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty 8 ' Bed
  • 2005-2010 Ford F-450 Super Duty 8 ' Bed
  • Does not fit Cab and Chassis or vehicles with 34 inch frame


16448 & 16104 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Gloss Finish

Installation Details C16448-104 Installation instructions



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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish - C16448-104

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.

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These rails were easy to install. Installed by myself in less then 2 hrs. The fish wire for pulling bolt through worked flawlessly. Only complaint I had was the front mounting hole for frame brackets had no hole in my frame. Had to drill a completely new hole. No big deal other then it was suppose to be a custom bracket.



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Bought for my G20 Curt 5thwheel. Fit and works like it should!



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I just want to say thank You to George and staff at etrailer.com the ordering was painless. The shipping was fast and It took approximately 2 1/2 hrs. to install the plates and cross bars. The fit and finish is perfect. I probably watched the install video three times before I actually did the install. I did not remove my wheels. Thank You again. You guy's are second to none.
Thank You

Paul

9/15/2019

Fantastic. I recommend you guys all the time and since my own install a year ago, I have installed probably 8 or 9 more of these for customers. I have started my own RV repair business and you are the prime source for RV parts that I use and also the one I instruct my customers to use........You are STILL second to none in my book.



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Kit fits nice.



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Used this kit to install a Valley 7054 16K 5th wheel in my 2005 F-250. As noted, the instructions are not the best but the diagram is easy to read, and all that I needed. IMO the manufacturer makes it more complicated than necessary; I removed the rear tires for access and installed the brackets to the frame first and then drilled the 1/8" pilot holes up through the bed floor. The brackets only fit one way on the frame and this located the rails perfectly. I didn't lower and remove the spare tire, but your mileage may vary. It's a solid kit, had all the hardware and the fit was good. I'd buy it again.



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The lady who took my order was so kind and made sure that my hitch fit the rails that I ordered. She also spoke so clearly. Such a joy to talk to her. When I or my family and friends need trailer/ camper stuff I will definitely recommend this company



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Super easy, 2 hours to install ,super nice products!



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The product did not fit our hitch very disappointe I double checked that it would go with the hitch we had already purchased..After we made the cuts in our truck bed only to find out the slots are way to small for the chambers to fit into... Very frustrated watching my husband try to get this together. SO much for us going camping this weekend.....
Ann E.



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Description said fits all Curt hitches. Well it doesn't fit a Curt e5 16k hitch. Very disappointed! Slots on the rail the hitch is supposed to fit in are a little to far apart.



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2nd time we bought from etrailer and both times the product was what I ordered and came on the day that they promised. Easy installation and helpful staff and videos. Thanks etrailer.



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This was the quickest and easiest online purchase I have ever made! etrailer.com helped me get exactly what I needed, and just in time to put it to work. Thank you to all those who work hard daily to help out customers like me. I didn't buy a lot, but they still valued me like their best customer. I will be ordering again soon.



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Best price - very fast delivery. Curt rails for gooseneck spider. Will definitely order from again.



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Service and delivery was as promised UPS delivery guy brought it to my door very good service thank you



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This was a quick and simple install. Works well with most hitches.



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As advertised, arrived fairly quickly, and easy to install, I will do business with etrailer.com again.



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Very satisfied. Kit bolts up easily. Directions easy to follow. Very sturdy! Can't wait to put it to the test!



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Thank you for the very professional prompt service!



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Parts were exactly what they said and arrived when they said



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Great Price and Quality!!!



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    For your 2005 Ford F-350 dually, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish # C16448-204 or gloss black finish # C16448-104 are confirmed to fit. The long bed and the dual rear wheels do not change the fit on your truck frame.
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    The Curt 5th Wheel Install kit you referred to, part # C16448-104 is compatible with a 2005 Ford F250 Long Bed. The Curt Install Kit uses industry standard bed rails, which are compatible with Reese, Curt, Husky and Valley fifth wheel hitches, among others. The rails provided by the install kit would indeed be compatible with your Valley 16K hitch, as long as the hitch uses the above-bed rails. To see the installation instructions, click the provided link. If your truck doesn't already...
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    Your 2006 Ford F-250 requires Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Item # C16448-104. Item # C16424-104 is designed to fit the 2011-2016 Ford F-250. I would also recommend adding in bed wiring like the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector Item # C56070. This wiring harness will allow you to plug you 7-pole plug from your trailer into a 7 pin connector in the bed of the truck rather than at the bumper. The cable stays contained inside the bed and doesn't...
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  • Above Bed Rail Kit Compatible with PullRite 5th Wheel Hitch
    I have a solution for you, but the Curt Custom Installation Kit # C16448-104 is designed to fit 2005-2010 Ford trucks and will not fit on your 2017 Ford F-350. To put a set of industry standard base rails on your 2017 Ford F-350 you will want to use the B&W # BWRVK2402 which is a custom installation kit, so it will limit the drilling required during installation. This above bed rail kit will fit any 5th wheel hitch that also fits in the industry standard 5th wheel rails; you will want to...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2013 Ford F-350 Long Bed
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    The correct Curt custom 5th wheel base rail kit for your 2012 Ford F-250 is the part # C16424-204. This kit includes custom mounting brackets that will use existing holes in the frame rails so you don't have to drill into them during installation, saving a lot of time and effort. The Curt Installation Kit # C16448-104 that you referenced is designed for earlier models of your F-250 (up through 2010) so they won't properly line up to the rails on your 2012 model. If you don't yet have...
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