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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel installation kit part number C16400-204 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16400-204

  • Curt
  • Below the Bed
  • Custom

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling 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
    • No drilling is required
    • Installation time is cut in half when compared with universal bracket systems
  • Kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have carbide finish
  • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches
  • Assembled in the USA


16400 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit

16204 Curt Fifth Wheel Base Rails - Carbide Finish

Replaces 16414-204

Installation Details C16400-204 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16400-204 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Instillation Kit, with the carbide finish rails, for Chevrolet and GMC trucks. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2007 and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 series trucks, with either the six and a half foot bed, or the eight foot bed. On a custom fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show you if this part will work for your application. These custom brackets right here will mount beneath your truck bed to provide the attachment points for the 5th wheel rails to connect to. These brackets are custom fit brackets. They mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame.

There's no drilling involved. The instillation time is cut in half when compared with installing universal bracket systems. The base rails, right here, these two. They attach to the mounting brackets. They do sit in the truck bed, and they allow the instillation of the 5th wheel hitch to your vehicle.

These bed rails are visible, above bed rails. These have a nice carbide finish to them. This part does include everything shown here on the table. Includes the two above bed base rails, the two mounting brackets, one for each side, all of the mounting hardware, and a nice set of detailed instructions that'll describe how to install everything on your vehicle. This kit will work with the 5th wheel hitches from Curt, Draw Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley. That should do it for the review on the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Instillation Kit, with the carbide finish rails, for Chevrolet and GMC trucks..


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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish - C16400-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.

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Great company and very helpful. 732341



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Always look first at e trailer. Com And you will always find everything you need 688756



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I like the rails and it was worth the money to get ones that the holes match up to my truck and I didn't have to make new holes. Thank you etrailer. 540060



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2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Prompt delivery, items as described. Always a great experiance from them. 509658



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2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Good product but not a very easy install, I have a car hoist, which makes it easier, you need to take off both wheels . If you have arthritis for get it, send to a shop with flexible kids to install. No room to get torque wrench on rail bolts, tighten as best as you can and check them periodically, factory exhaust hanger welded on frame right were Ubolt should go but will work if installed to the rear of it.make sure to note that cab side rails use outside bolt holes and tailgate side rail uses second ones in from both sides. 400662



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Products were priced well and came in very quickly. The packaging was done poorly and two boxes were damaged. The contents seem to be ok. 224744


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  • Where do the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit C16400-204 Rails Install on a 2008 GMC Sierra
    From the picture that you sent it looks like you have the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16400-204 for your 2008 GMC Sierra. If this is the case from the end of the bed that the tailgate is connected to, to the rear edge of the rail that sits closest to the cab will be 47.500 inches on a short bed and 52.375 inches for a long bed (see attached picture). This should put your 5th wheel hitch directly above or slightly in front of your rear axle. Keep in mind that these measurements...
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  • Distance Between Rails of Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # C16400-204
    The fifth wheel rail kit part # C16400-204 that you referenced is made to the industry standard fifth wheel rail dimensions. That means that from center to center the rails are right at 22 inches apart. I attached a picture that has more dimensions of the industry standard rails as well.
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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 Short Bed
    The correct Curt fifth wheel rail kit for your 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 6-1/2 foot bed is the part # C16400-204 which means the correct bracket kit is the part # C16400 and not the 16411 you mentioned.
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  • Will a Husky Slider 5th Wheel Hitch Fit Curt Rails in a 2017 GMC Sierra 1500
    Yes, Husky sliding 5th wheel trailer hitches are compatible with Curt 5th wheel installation kit and rails # C16400-204 in your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500.
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  • Is There Drilling Required to Install Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # C16400-204
    The Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16400-204 will require you to drill holes through the truck bed. There's not getting around that with any in-bed rail kit, but with this rail kit you won't have to drill through the truck frame.
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  • Air Bag Kit Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 for Use with Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit
    The Firestone kits like the part # F2430, which is confirmed to fit your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, are the best option since they are the only ones compatible with in-bed fifth wheel hitch rail kits like the Curt # C16400-204 you are interested in. This kit does not require any frame drilling either.
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  • Will the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Kit # C16400-204 Fit a 2015 Chevy Silverado with 5-1/2 Bed
    I have a solution for you, but the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16400-204, will not be applicable with a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the 5-1/2 foot bed. For this application I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base-Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50064-58. This base rail kit is confirmed to fit the 2015 Silverado 1500 with the 5-1/2 foot bed. This base rail kit will mount below the bed using custom-fit mounting brackets. The Reese base rails kit is designed...
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  • What Rail Measurements Are Used for Curt Custom 5th Wheel Kit on 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 6-1/2 Bed
    In regards to the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16400-204 which is a fit for a 2017 GMC Sierra 1500, the distance from the edge of the truck bed to the edge of the forward-most rail is 47-1/2" on both the 5-1/2' and 6-1/2' bed models. The distance of 52-3/8" from the edge of the truck bed to the edge of the forward-most rail is for 8' bed models. If you don't already have a fifth wheel hitch in mind, the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider part # C16521...
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  • Base Rail Dimensions for Installation of C16400-204 Kit
    The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish # C16400-204 will give you the industry standard rail spacing to fit most 5th wheel hitches. The standard rail slots most often use are 22 inches from front rail to rear rail on center and 20-1/2 inches wide as you can see in the attached photo of the Reese Select Plus # RP30081. There are some models that use the 29 inches wide slots but they will still be 22 inches front to back on center. The distance...
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  • What Is the Correct Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited
    Yes, I can confirmed that the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16400-204 is a direct fit for your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited (Third Gen). The direct fit means that there is no drilling into the frame required. If you don't already have a 5th wheel hitch, I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider part # C16521. The A16 has a 16,000 lb weight capacity for heavy duty towing, a two jaw locking system for maximum jaw to kingpin contact, and a fully articulating...
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  • Will Curt Universal Base Rail Kit Fit a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The only Curt 5th wheel base rail kit that is compatible with your 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the Kit # C16400-204 which uses custom mounting brackets. If you are wanting a universal rail kit then I recommend the Reese Kit # RP30035 instead. The Curt option would be easier to install as you wouldn't have to drill into the frame of your pickup. The Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 16055 is compatible with either of the base rail kit options mentioned above. You may also be...
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  • Towing Capacity for 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5.3L Engine and 3.08 Axle Ratio
    I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L V8 engine and 3.08 axle ratio and it lists a maximum trailer weight of 6,500 pounds if you have the 2WD model or 6,200 pounds if you have 4WD. I do still recommend verifying this in your copy of the manual or by visiting a local Chevy dealer with your VIN. If you are looking to tow a standard bumper pull trailer and don't yet have a hitch installed I recommend the etrailer.com...
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  • Towing Capacity and Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4
    Based on my research your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 with the 5.3L engine and 3.42 axle ratio has a towing capacity of 9,500 pounds. As long as the 5th wheel trailer you're considering remains under this weight once it's fully loaded it looks like you will be good to go. I do still recommend verifying this capacity by taking a look at your owner's manual or even visiting/calling a local Chevy dealer with your VIN. To pull a 5th wheel trailer you will need to install a set of...
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kits for a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Xtra Cab
    Yes, we have fifth-wheel installation kits for your 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Xtra Cab. There are several different kits to choose from, and I will list each one for you. In the custom install category we have the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit, # RP50064-58, the CURT Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16400-204. These kits are custom install kits that require less drilling into the truck frame, and therefore less installation time, than the universal...
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  • Determining 5th Wheel Towing Capacity of 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
    I wasn't able to track down an exact weight figure without knowing the specific sub-model of your Fleetwood Triumph, however based on my research it looks to be somewhere between 10,000 an 11,000 pounds. I definitely recommend verifying this number. The true towing capacity of your 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 is dependent on a number of factors including engine size, drivetrain, cab style, axle ratio, and bed size. With this in mind I'm not able to locate the exact capacity of your Silverado...
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  • Fifth Wheel and Installation Kit Recommendations for 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The exact 5th wheel hitch set up you'll need will depend on and vary with the bed length of your truck. For a 5-1/2 foot bed, you'll either need a stationary hitch along with a Reese Sidewinder or use a Demco Hijacker Autoslide, part # DM8550040 and install kit, part # DM8552027-71. The Autoslide is definitely the easier to use option, and would also be easier to install. For a 6-1/2 foot bed, you'll still need a slider but you won't need as much travel as provided by the hitch...
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  • Can a 2014 Chevy Silevrado 1500 Tow a Grand Design Reflection 5th Wheel
    The towing capacity of your vehicle will need to exceed the weight of your trailer in order for you to tow it, it is as simple as that. It looks like you have just enough capacity for this but you will need to pay attention to how much you load in the trailer as you don't have much left over to spare. I will say there are plenty of others on the road who are in similar situations and it really just comes down how comfortable you feel. If you are traveling across the country for several...
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  • Do the Curt Q20 and Q24 5th Wheel Hitches Install the Same Way on a 2008 GMC Sierra
    The Curt Q20 # C16130 and Q24 # C16245 5th wheel trailer hitches both mount to the same above the bed industry standard rails. If your 2008 GMC Sierra is a 1500 or a 2500 Light Duty then you can use Curt installation kit # C16400-204. If it is a 2500HD or a 3500 then use # C16418-204. Custom installation kits are preferred because you won't have to drill into the truck frame for installation. They also take less time to install. I have linked the instructions for these kits for you.
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  • Can Fifth Wheel Install Kit From 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Be Reused on a 2015 Silverado
    The fifth wheel hitch installation kit used on your 2006 Silverado isn't compatible with your 2015 Silverado, I'm sorry to say. This is because of the differences in the truck frame that occurred in the 2007 model year. Also, the hardware used to install the fifth wheel hitch in your 2006 Silverado is meant for a one time use only. It isn't meant to be reused. If your 2015 Silverado is a 2500 model, you'll need the # HT31852-686 install kit. If you have a 1500 model, Husky doesn't offer...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Rail Kit Compatible with a 2017 GMC 1500 Truck vs 2500 or 3500 Trucks
    For your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish # C16400-204 is the confirmed fit. The # C16411-204 is the confirmed fit for 2017 2500 and 3500 models.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2007 GMC Sierra New Body Style
    If your 2007 GMC Sierra new body is a 1500 you can use Curt installation kit # C16400-204. If you have a 2500 or 3500 use # C16418-204. I have linked instructions and a couple of videos for these kits for you.
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  • Will Demco Premier Double Pivot 5th Wheel Hitch Fit a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Short Bed
    Demco Hijacker Premier Series Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM6076P-16K mounts to industry standard above the bed rails. There are several rail kits that fit your 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 short bed so yes, the hitch will fit your truck after a rail kit is installed. Since you have a short bed truck though you will need a slider hitch, not a fixed hitch, unless your trailer was designed with a tapered front cap specifically for towing with a short bed truck. Otherwise the slider...
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  • Parts Needed To Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer With a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    There are many variables that determine the towing capacity for any particular vehicle; engine size, gear ratio, drive type etc. If you look on page 9-91 of your owner's manual you will see the listed towing capacity based on these variables. I cannot recommend you exceed the towing capacity of your vehicle but I would think you will be alright only moving the trailer a few short blocks. In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, I recommend the Curt...
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  • Is a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Required for a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 6-1/2 Bed
    There needs to be some sort of pin box or hitch extension in order to tow a 5th wheel trailer and make full 90 degree turns with your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the 6-1/2' bed assuming the trailer does not have a tapered nose. For a sliding 5th wheel hitch, I recommend the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # 16516 with the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16400-204. For a fixed 5th wheel hitch, I recommend the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16115 with...
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  • Will Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Work With Pullrite Hitch On 2013 GMC 2500
    We have several fifth wheel installation kits that are designed to fit your 2013 GMC Sierra 2500. The # C16400-204 kit is not a fit because it is designed for the 1500 only. If your Pullrite hitch can work with industry standard fifth wheel rails I recommend part # RP50066-58. This kit cuts installation time in half compared to a universal installation kit.
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  • 5th Wheel Towing Capacity of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 5.7L V8 and 3.42 Gears
    In order to provide you with an exact towing capacity I would need your cab style, box length, and drive type in addition to the engine size and axle ratio that you provided. If you have a Double Cab with 6-1/2' bed and 4WD or Crew Cab with 5-1/2' bed and 4WD then yes, your towing capacity is 9,600 lbs. Please note that the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider part # C16521 is essentially an upgraded version of the Curt Q16 slider which we do not offer so this is what I recommend...
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  • What All Is Needed To Use the Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch C16120 On a 2013 Chevy Silverado
    Yes, the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16120 that you referenced comes with the the head, center section, and base (legs). The only other thing you will need to use the Curt A16 is an install kit, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16400-204 for a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16411-204 for a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500. These kits are both custom fits which do not require any drilling into the frame.
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