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 800-298-8924 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

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



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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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (23 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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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. 588099



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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! 434351



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Great product FAST shipping 465565


Comments

Thanks for a great product . Installed in my truck was easy . Well.made product . Will definitely keep you in mind for any hitch purchase.

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Awesome product, heavy duty, fit perfect, only complaint is the fish wire broke on my 3 bolt of 8 !! 636249



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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. 593498



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Works great! Dad installed it pretty ea sily. 475081



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Thanks for speedy delivery. 663834



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Thank you you guys are awesome 645010



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Great product it was exactly what I wan ted 633647



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Great 615920



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Works like it is supposed to. 580965



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Great product and price. Super fast service. Would buy from again 551336



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Fit perfectly on my 2015 siveroda short bed. 513087



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Easy install. Heavy duty product 481274



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The product was shipped quickly and arrived quickly. Could not have been happier. Great job! 476421



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Just like to tell you thanks for the speedy shipping I will send pictures soon 473642



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Awesome service.. 466202



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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. 465014



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Very impressed on how this product was packed and the fast delivery it is exactly what I ordered thank you 456549



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installed easy 412735



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Very happy with fast service from this company, good product ! 335522



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Have this system on multiple trucks of multiple year models. Mainly GM but works great! 305524



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Fast deliver, very good installation instructions, fit like a glove, my next order will be from etrailer 170554


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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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  • Base Rails Needed for 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Brackets Already Installed
  • There can be differences in base rail installation bolt patterns between manufacturers so it is important to make sure that you get some that are compatible. From the dimensions that you gave in your picture it looks like the previous owner had a Curt base rail kit installed. I went down to our Customer Service area and measured the base rails that we have and they had the exact same mounting bolt pattern that you referenced. If you did not already have the brackets installed on...
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  • What Above Bed Base Rails Will Fit 2004 Ford F-250 SD With Husky Fifth Wheel
  • Thank you for the diagram, it was very helpful! In the attached picture I have the measurements for both the Reese # RP30035 and the Curt # C16200 universal base rail kits that you referenced. Although universal base rail kits are basically the same, you will see that there is a bit of a difference in the bolt hole center measurements. I have both of the installation instructions attached so you can see the mounting position for the rail closest to the tailgate of your Ford F-250 SD....
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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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  • Does Curt Bracket Kit part # C16424 Fit the Rails of Curt Universal Kit C16200
  • If you have the rails of the kit part # C16200 they would be compatible with the Curt bracket kit part # C16424 that you referenced. This would then work with your R5 Roller hitch as well.
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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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  • 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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  • What are the Correct Curt 5th Wheel Brackets for a 2018 Ram 3500
  • Yes, the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram part # C16426 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ram 3500 and will allow you to install the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16536 in the bed of your truck using the base rails included with the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit part # C16200. The frame brackets come with the hardware needed for installation but you will also need the hardware for the base rails if you do not already them and for...
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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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  • 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 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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  • Compatibility of the Curt 16426 Bracket Kit With Curt 16200 Rails
  • I reached out to my tech contact at Curt. I was able to confirm the base rails you mentioned, the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish, # C16200, are compatible with the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram, # C16426. You may also want the Replacement Hardware for Curt Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit - 10 Bolt, # C16111.
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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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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Universal Base Rail Installation Kit # C16101
  • I have attached a link below that will take you to the installation manual for the Curt Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit # C16200, which details the complete process for installing the Installation Kit # C16101 that you referenced. The Base Rail Kit includes both the mounting hardware and the needed industry-standard base rails for your truck.
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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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  • 5th Wheel Base Rails Needed to Mount in the Bed of a 1988 Ford F350 for a RBW Hitch
  • To install Curt base rails in the bed of your 1988 Ford F-350 you will need the Curt universal fifth-wheel base rails and installation kit, # C16200. This kit includes the above bed rails and hardware and the below bed hardware and brackets for installation on the F-350. The installation instructions, see link, for Ford F-350 trucks older than 1997, start on page 11, but be sure to read the first 3 pages before starting the installation. Directions will be included with the kit. Your...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Bracket Kit for 2017 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • The Reese Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP50074-58 is the custom kit for your 2017 Ford F-250. These frame brackets mount using the existing holes in your truck's frame to minimize drilling and speed up the install. The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit # C16200 is a universal kit that will likely require drilling into the truck's frame.
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  • Will Curt Universal 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit fit a 1988 Ford F-250 SuperCab Long Bed
  • According to the installation instructions, see link, for Curt installation kit # C16100 or # C16200, it will fit Ford F-150 and F-250 trucks up through 1996 model years so that means it will fit your 1988 Ford F-250. And either kit will fit with 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16115.
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  • CURT 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit for a 2011 Chevy Silverado Dually Long Bed with Duramax Diesel
  • You have two options for installation of a CURT fifth-wheel rail kit on your 2011 Chevy Silverado Dually Long Bed with Duramax Diesel. First, you could use the CURT Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit, # C16200, which includes the in bed rails that you selected, # C16204. This kit includes all of the necessary hardware for installation of the fifth-wheel rails in the bed of your pickup. The Universal kit will require quite a bit more drilling that a custom installation...
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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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  • 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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  • Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility with 2005 Ram 2500 and 11,200 lb 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16115 is large enough to tow a 11,200 lbs trailer regardless of the length. For your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 long bed I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish # C16420-204 which will fit your truck frame without any drilling. Your other option is to use the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish # C16200 which will require drilling...
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  • What Fifth Wheel Hitch Will Have Enough Clearance to Make Turns with 5-1/2 foot Long Bed
  • The Super Glide Pullrite 2700 is designed to fit industry standard fifth wheel rails like the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails # C16200 but if you have a 5-1/2 foot bed you'd need a hitch that has more slider clearance. For that you'd need a hitch that can slide back 22-1/2 inches like the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550040 which also fits this rail kit. This automatically slides back as you make tight turns as well.
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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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  • Custom Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Long Bed
  • For your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with an 8 foot bed I would recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Rail kit part # C16418-204 which has been confirmed as a fit for your truck. Since this is a custom fit kit it will install in about half the time as a universal and will minimize drilling. This rail kit will work well with the Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16130 that you mentioned as well. I attached an install video for this rail kit for you to check out as well.
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