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Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish

Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish

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Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch with this universal-fit kit. Includes base rails, hardware and universal, L-shaped brackets. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt fifth wheel installation kit part number C16200 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16200

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Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch with this universal-fit kit. Includes base rails, hardware and universal, L-shaped brackets.


Features:

  • Base rails provide necessary attachment points for 5th wheel installation
  • Universal brackets fit nearly any application
    • Semi-custom brackets can be used to ease installation on certain vehicles
  • Complete kit includes rails, brackets, and hardware
  • Carbide black finish matches Curt Q5 20K fifth wheel hitch
  • Compatible hitches: Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky


16200 Curt Universal, Carbide Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Universal Brackets and Hardware

Installation Details C16200 Installation instructions



Video of Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish

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Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16200 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Universal 5th Wheel Base Rails with the installation kit in a carbide black finish. These base rails will provide a solid mounting point for your 5th wheel hitch. The universal L-shape brackets here will fit nearly any application. They are semi-custom brackets that can be used to ease installation on certain vehicles. All the parts are protected by a highly durable carbide powder coat finish. They are inaudible 00:00:24 in a rust resistant liquid bonderite coating. Now, this part is compatible with most 5th wheel hitches, rollers and goose neck adapters by Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky.

Complete kit includes everything shown here, the two base rails themselves, the 4 L-shaped universal brackets, all the mounting hardware, and a nice set of detailed instructions on how to install everything. That should do it for the review on the Curt Universal 5th Wheel Base Rails with the installation kit in a carbide black finish.


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Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish - C16200

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch with this universal-fit kit. Includes base rails, hardware and universal, L-shaped brackets.

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Product and instructions were great. The packaging wasn’t excellent but everything made it. The finish on the rails was good and so was the hardware. Added this hitch to an 02 Silverado 1500 HD. Hope I didn’t void the warranty by welding on the frame



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This product worked well for what I needed and the price I wanted, it is universal so afew extra parts came with it. But I am very satisfied. I installed afew extra bolts just for added Security, it got the job done.



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Looks to be a good heavy duty set of rails. The Universal fit means you have to do a lot of drilling so make sure you have some good sharp bits handy. Don’t tighten any of the bracket bolts until you have them all in. I had to swap a couple around because of the proximity to the bed supports.



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Received the heavy box delivered in a speedy manner. Put in truck as illustrated. Smooth installation of rails. Put the hitch mount on the rails but no pins to lock it to the rails. Buying the rail and hardware kit, I expected the kit to have included the 4 pins. Somewhat disappointed. I wanted to install and get on the road.


Comments
It is common for manufacturers to include 5th wheel rail pin and clips with the 5th wheel trailer hitch. If your hitch doesnt have the pin and clips anymore, they are available separately with part # C16902
Replacement Rail Pins and Clips for Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches and Gooseneck Adapters - Qty 4
$23.97
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-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 11/15/2019


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Awesome product, heavy duty, fit perfect, only complaint is the fish wire broke on my 3 bolt of 8 !!



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This is a quality product as are most of Curt's products. Installed easily if you have mechanical ability. Welded on left rear support to frame so that I didn't need to remove exhaust system on my 2006 Mega cab Dodge Ram pickup. I've pulled my 31 ft. fifth wheel all over the place including dirt roads in mountain country with no problems. I highly recommend this hitch mount.



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etrailer has been great. Swapped out a backlog product for a similar one proactively so I didn’t have to wait. Great customer service.



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etrailer customer service was great giving me detailed specs on this kit. I was dealing with a used truck that had rails previously installed but had been removed, this kit was almost a exact fit, I did have too enlarge some of the frame holes because they almost lined up, used grade 8 bolts to finish the install. Great product and great service.



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Great price, great product. Great service and delivery. Thanks


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Absolutely great. Thanks
Robert S - 03/12/2021


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Fit great and had no issues pulling the camper.



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Everything arrived as expected and all fit perfectly!! This is not my first purchase from etrailer, and as before, shipping was timely and all components were as they advertised them to be. I will not hesitate to order again when I need something they offer.



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Great product! I’ve used this set three different times on three different trucks. I’ve been very happy each time, comes with everything you need even extra nut and bolts. Very well made. drilling and welding is required but very easy to do. I tow a 20,000 pound 5th wheel toy hauler and everything has held up as it should.



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Great fit for my 99 Chevy, good packaging, excellent delivery time



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Good kit,good price



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fast ship nice item



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Excellent service! Noah was exceptionally helpful getting me the right product for my application. I ordered this on a Monday by 1:30 and he guaranteed delivery by Friday. It was here Tuesday by 4:00. I couldn't have asked for much more!



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Fit perfectly on my 2015 siveroda short bed.



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Quick shipping!!! Haven't installed it yet but so far hubbys happy with what he sees and appears to be heavy duty!



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Haven't really checked out the product yet, but shipping was GREAT, free and got it the next day. Was very satisfied with the price as well.



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Thanks for speedy delivery.


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Item works great. Was easy to install and hitch fits it perfect. Thanks
Marvin - 06/28/2020


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Fast deliver, very good installation instructions, fit like a glove, my next order will be from etrailer



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Great product FAST shipping


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Thanks for a great product . Installed in my truck was easy . Well.made product . Will definitely keep you in mind for any hitch purchase.
Banks - 01/08/2019



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Great product easy installation



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Have this system on multiple trucks of multiple year models. Mainly GM but works great!



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Excellent product from an excellent seller! I always turn to etrailer when I need something they carry. Thanks again!


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Recommended Curt 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2019 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed
    I do have a great rail kit available from Curt that will work perfectly on your 2019 Ram 2500, however the Curt Universal Base Rail and Installation Kit # C16200 will not fit. Because of the frame rail design on your Ram none of the universal brackets will fit, so a custom kit is required. For this I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16427-104, which includes the industry-standard base rails to which your hitch will mount along with custom brackets that will...
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  • Can the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails Be Installed on a 2021 Ram 2500
    If you're installing the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish # C16200 on a 2021 Ram 2500 you won't need any additional parts to complete the installation; this is a universal fit kit, so it will likely require some drilling to complete the installation but it won't interfere with the suspension. If you are moving this rail kit from a different vehicle then you'll want to replace the mounting hardware, which can be done with the Replacement...
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  • Compatibility of PullRite 4100 5th Wheel Hitch With Curt C16200 Universal 5th Wheel Install Kit
    If your Pullrite 4100 is compatible with Industry Standard or ISR rails, as they're sometimes referred to, then it will work great with the rails provided by the Curt # C16200 Universal 5th Wheel Rail/Bracket Kit you'd looked at. If you'd like to install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck bed, you can do so using # 50-97-410. This is a handy feature, with a connector in the truck bed, you won't need to run the trailer connector cable up over the tailgate.
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  • Will the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit Work With a Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
    The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16200 will work with any Reese 5th Wheel Hitch that mounts to ISR rails. In regards to the pins used to secure the hitch to the rails, these come with the hitch but if you need them we do offer the Curt Hitch Pin and Clip part # F-4.
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  • Will the Curt Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit C16200 Fit a 1996 Ford F-250
    Yes, the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16200 will fit on your 1996 Ford F-250 and it will allow you to use your Pro Series 16K 5th Wheel Hitch. I have attached for you the specific instructions that you will need to follow for your F-250. Since you have overload springs you will need to switch the position of the long and short brackets. The only other thing you might need to complete your setup is an in-bed 7-way, the 7-Way Pre-Wired Car Connector...
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  • Installation of Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails on 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup
    The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit, # C16200 requires drilling to install on your 2007 2500 Ram. Beginning of page 13 for installation instructions for Dodge Ram 2500 03-12 (without overload brackets).
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
    The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish # C16200 can be used on your 2019 GMC 1500, but it will require drilling into your vehicle frame which isn't a whole lot of fun. At this time they don't have the measurements for the rail locations in your truck bed when using this universal kit. I've attached a photo to assist if you go that route showing that when you put the rails so the Reese Hitch is directly over the rear axle, the rails should...
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  • Does Curt Universal Rail Kit C16200 Fit Curt R16 Slider
    Yes the Curt universal rail kit part # C16200 does fit with the Curt R16 slider # C16560.
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  • Does Curt Universal Base Rail Kit Fit 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The Curt Base Rail Kit # C16200 is a universal option so technically it will fit your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 but you will likely have to drill through your frame to get it to fit. To avoid drilling into your frame I recommend using the Custom Install Kit # C65KR instead. Installation instructions have been linked for you to check out.
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  • Do Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kits Have Weight Capacities
    Our fifth wheel rails like the Curt kit part # C16200 don't have a specific weight capacity. Curt states that these will be rated for any hitch that can fit them.
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  • Dimensions of L-Brackets in Curt Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit C16200
    There are 2 different L-brackets included with Curt universal installation kit # C16200. The taller ones are 7 inches tall, 2-1/2 inches wide, and the top part of the L sticks out 4 inches. The shorter ones are 5-3/4 inches tall, 2-1/2 inches wide, and the L-top sticks out 4 inches.
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  • Curt Universal 5th Wheel Install Kit for 2016 GMC Sierra 2500
    According to Curt, their # C16200 universal 5th wheel hitch install kit is compatible with your truck. The kit provides industry standard rails that will work with your Reese hitch. Because drilling through the frame will be required, you might seriously consider a custom install kit that uses existing holes in the frame like # C16411-204. The custom kit will shave an hour and a half to 2 hours off the install time.
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  • Curt A20 Installation Using Curt Base Rails in 2016 Ford F-350 with 8 Foot Bed
    The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish # C16200 or gloss finish # C16100 will fit with your 2016 Ford F350 8 foot bed. You will measure from the rear edge of your truck bed (not tailgate) to put the back edge of the rear rail at 32-1/2 inches from that rear edge. Then you will use that rear rail and your hitch to determine the location of your front rail for the correct fit. For an easier installation that requires no measuring or drilling...
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  • How To Mount a PullRite SuperGlide 2700 On a 2006 Ford F-150
    I have great news for you. The PullRite SuperGlide 16K 5th Wheel Hitch 2700 uses ISR rails so in order to install this on your 2006 Ford F-150 you can use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails part # RP50081-58 which is a custom fit so no drilling into the frame is required. If you want, you can use the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16200 that you were looking at to save some money but this kit requires drilling into the frame...
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  • Recommended Install Kit for Valley 5th Wheel Hitch on 1998 Dodge Ram 2500
    Although Valley is not around any longer, we used to carry their products so I can say with confidence that their fifth wheel hitches were compatible with industry standard bed rails constructed by Reese, Curt Husky and others. Reese offers a Universal fifth wheel hitch install kit, part # RP30035 that uses industry standard fifth wheel bed rails that would be compatible with your Valley sliding hitch. This is a similar kit to the Curt # C16200. Since your truck bed is 8 feet long,...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2012 Ram 1500 that Does Not Require Drilling
    Universal fifth wheel rail kits like the Curt part # C16200 do require drilling into the frame and bed of the truck to install. A custom install kit designed specifically for your 2012 Ram 1500 like the Reese part # RP50142-58 will be a better option. No frame drilling is required at all. You'd only need to drill through the bed of the truck.
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  • Mounting Hole Locations On Brackets of Universal 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit
    There are 2 different L brackets in the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish # C16200. One has 3 holes and the other has 4 holes. The mounting holes are consistent in location on both. They are 3/4 inches on center from the bottom and then 1-1/2 inches on center from each other. The attached photo will show this. The length from the inside of the L curve to the center of the last hole is 1.75 inches on the shorter one and 1.5 inches on the...
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  • Will Universal 5th Wheel Brackets and Installation Kit Fit 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    Yes, the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit # C16200 will fit your 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500. In fact, the kit even has instructions specific to your generation of Chevy truck, as you can see by the cut out I added. I also linked the instructions for you to check out of the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit # C16200.
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  • Could Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # C16200 Fit Putnam Hawkeye Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The info on your Putnam Hawkeye is actually pretty hard to come by since they've been out of business for so long but there's one measurement you can take to determine if it will fit into the Curt Rail Kit part # C16200 that you referenced. Measure from the front mounting tab center to the rear mounting tab center and if that's right at 22 inches then your hitch was designed to fit the style of rails that the # C16200 provides. See attached picture.
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  • Will the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit C16200 Fit a 2014 Ford F-150
    The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16200 is only a fit for your 2014 Ford F-150 if you also use the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16300 which replace the frame brackets that are included in the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit. By the time you add these above two pieces together you are close to the price of a custom install kit, the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base...
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  • Recommended Curt 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2016 Ford F-150
    Because of the frame rail design on your 2016 Ford F-150, universal base rail brackets like what are included with the Curt # C16200 actually aren't compatible. Because of this your best option is with a custom kit, for which I recommend the Curt Base Rail Kit # C16442-204. The included brackets are not only confirmed to fit your truck, but they will use existing holes in the frame rails to eliminate the need to drill into them. This drastically cuts down on installation time and simplifies...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Fits 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed
    The closest thing we have to the Curt universal rail kit that you mentioned that fits your 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 is the semi custom Reese kit part # RP30035-186 which is essentially a universal rail kit with two custom brackets. I'd recommend a custom kit like the part # RP50140-58 though as this won't require frame drilling and will install much quicker as well.
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  • Will RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Hitch Work With Curt Universal 5th Wheel Rails C16200?
    The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish # C16200 you were looking at are industry standard rails and will work with your RBW Lil Rocker 5th wheel hitch, but I have a different option that will be a lot easier to install on your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish # C16418-204 which are custom fit to your truck cutting the installation time by 50%. I included...
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  • Which 5th Wheel Rails For Valley 15k 5th Wheel Hitch 7053?
    As long as your Valley 15k 5th wheel hitch 7053 uses industry standard rails the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish # C16200 you mentioned will work perfectly. If you can tell me the Year/Make/Model of your vehicle I would be happy to confirm that the # C16200 will fit your vehicle. I included a video of the # C16200 for you to take a look at.
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  • Will RBW Lil Rocker Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit in Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Rails
    Yes, the RBW Lil Rocker fifth wheel hitch is designed to fit the rail dimensions of the Curt fifth wheel rails like part # C16200 (matte finish) and part # C16100 (gloss finish).
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  • Recommended Curt 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 1997 Ford F-250 HD Long Bed
    The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit # C16200 referenced in your question will work well on your 1997 Ford F-250 4x4 Long Bed. I am not sure exactly how your existing gooseneck hitch is installed, so I just recommend looking at the instructions for the Curt Rail Kit closely to check for any possible interference issues. I will say that typically a gooseneck hitch and fifth-wheel frame brackets are not able to be installed together, and one usually needs to be removed. You will...
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  • Are the Round Tube Spacers Needed to Install Curt Universal 5th Wheel Kit on a 1998 Chevy Truck
    The tube spacers that are included with Curt 5th wheel installation kit # C16200 are only used on certain installations. They are not used on your 1998 Chevy pickup truck so you can toss them in a toolbox or workbench. A lot of the Dodge and Toyota applications require them but for your truck they are not required.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit Options for 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4x4 Pickup
    For your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel 4x4 pickup you can use Curt Universal Base Rail Kit # C16200 as long as the truck does not have overload brackets. Universal kits cost a little less but they require more drilling and a longer overall installation time. The fastest and easiest 5th wheel base rail installation comes from using a custom-fit kit # C16420-204 that includes custom frame brackets that use existing holes in the frame. This means a lot less drilling. Semi-Custom kit # C16301-200...
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  • Will 5th Wheel Rails Fit 2003 Dodge 3500 Short Bed W/B&W Hideaway Gooseneck Hitch
    A fifth wheel hitch and a gooseneck hitch will not typically fit together on a truck. The frame brackets for either type of hitch will interfere with the frame brackets of the other hitch. The frame brackets for the B&W gooseneck hitch will prevent the frame brackets from a fifth wheel base rails, like Item # C16200, to mount properly. Fortunately, B&W underbed gooseneck installation kits like what you have are designed to work with some of their fifth wheel hitches so you can have gooseneck...
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