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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 custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits 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 C16418-204 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 - C16418-204

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
    • Minimizes drilling
    • Installation time is cut in half, compared with universal bracket systems
  • Complete kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have carbide finish to match your Curt Q5 fifth wheel hitch
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches
  • Limited lifetime warranty


16418 & 16204 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Carbide Finish



C16418-204 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16418-204 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1999 - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

1999 - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

1999 - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 - 8 Foot Bed

1999 - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - 8 Foot Bed

2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 1500 HD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2001 - 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 HD Series - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 HD Series - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2001 - 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 LD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 LD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 1500 LD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2001 - 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 LD - 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 LD - 8 Foot Bed

2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD - 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 1500 LD - 8 Foot Bed

2008 - 2010 GMC Sierra 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2008 - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2008 - 2010 GMC Sierra 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2008 - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2001 - 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 2500 HD - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2001 - 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD - 8 Foot Bed

2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD - 8 Foot Bed

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 2500 HD - 8 Foot Bed

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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt 5th Wheel Kit Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 we will be taking a look at and installing a Curt Custom Fit 5th Wheel Installation kit, part number c16418-204. Here you can see the custom base plates installed. They're gonna provide a nice stable base for our customers 5th wheel that you see here. The custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed and provide attachment points for those 5th wheel brackets that you see here. Now this is going to be a custom fit for each and every vehicle. As you can see here it's gonna have a real nice look in the back of your truck. The complete kit and brackets with the rails and hardware included and just minor drilling the frame and through the bed.

They're gonna have a carbide finish and be black powder coated to help prevent any kind of rust and corrosion and the anodized bolt will also resist rust and corrosion. This will be compatible with your Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches. First thing we're gonna do is come around to the back and open up that spare tire door and lower down our spare tire to give us extra room underneath. Another thing that we're gonna do for video purposes is going to remove the rear tires just to give us a little bit more room to work and so you can see what's going on. Now that we've got the tires removed on the back and the spare tire dropped down we're just gonna take out this section here and this section here just on the other side of the channel on both sides of the axle. That way to give us room for our bolts coming through. Now on the back part right behind the rear axle and the back side of the exhaust you can see where we made a line here.

We're gonna trim out that heat shield and then we'll pull all this down. Now that we've got it cut you can go ahead and remove it. All right now that we've got that everything taken care of underneath for the moment we'll go ahead and grab our front rail. We're gonna bring that up so we can position it in the inside of our truck. For our short bed truck that we have here today, we're gonna measure from the edge of the bed, right here where the tail gate goes up and measure up that distance recommended in our instructions. Once we have it where we want it we're gonna make a mark using our permanent marker or a paint pen if you have one.

Do that on both sides, once we have that where we want it go ahead and grab our front rail and bring it up and set it, the back side of it up against that dot. Now what we're gonna do is get it centered between our bed. We'll measure from the sides, get it about the same on both sides. Now that we're there we're gonna go ahead and make a small dot in the center of our outer bolt holes on the front rail. Then the center one closest to the cab. Now we can move this out of the way, punch our hole and then use a pre-drill bit, go ahead and drill it out.

Remember to be very careful when you're drilling through to make sure that you don't hit anything underneath the bed. Now we'll go ahead and position our side brackets. Set them up into place, now we stuck a small screw driver through our hole so we could check our alignment on our pre-drilled holes that we made up here. Want to test those out and make sure they're where we want them. We'll put the bracket up into place, make sure those holes will line up. Our final resting place for our bracket should be about right there. All right now we have our mounting locations here in the bottom hole going straight through the frame as well as in the front in the big whole going through the frame. Now we are going to have to drill a small half inch hole directly above on this side on the front towards the cab of the vehicle. Let's go ahead and get our big bolts in place so it holds our side bracket in. That way we can use our side bracket as a template to drill our hole. We're gonna have two different size hex-bolts, you can see the difference there and two different size washers. The thin washer is going to go with the small hex-bolt and the thick one with the longer one. Longer one's going to go in the back and the shorter one's gonna go in the front. Now there is enough room to where you can reach up back behind the frame. Once we have the back one in, go ahead and grab our flange nut, you'll have two of these. Make sure you have the teeth facing towards the side bracket, we'll just start it on there. Once we've got it started on, we'll go around the other side and push this one through and then place on the flange nut up here in the front. Once you have it through go ahead and place your flange nut on the other side. Now that we've got our side brackets in place and just temporarily fastened up there with our two big bolts in place. We're gonna repeat that process on the passenger side. Now we're back up here in the bed of our truck. We're gonna take and drill out our half in holes and use the step-bit process to take to up to 9/16. We'll go through our pre-drill hole since we've already checked them out to confirm that they're exactly where we want them to be. We'll go ahead and slide our plate over our holes and then we'll take our carriage bolt and drop them though. Now on the two end ones we want to make sure that we put our blocks underneath, in-between the crossbar and the bed of the truck. That way the corrugation doesn't flex once we tighten them down. Then the one in the center will just drop straight through and that block will actually come up on the bottom side. Make sure that they all sit flush all the way around and they aren't canted or twisted. Now we can go ahead and place on our blocks and our flange nuts underneath those carriage bolts that we just slide through from the top of our bed. We're gonna lift it up, lift up that side bracket, place our block underneath then we place our flange nut underneath the bottom and thread it on. We're gonna put it on our next one, and if that front one if it's easier for you to reach around the outside and place in your black you can do that and come under here and place that other. Now for the one coming through the center on the front we're gonna place our block, our square block and then our flange nut. Now we're gonna take our customers 5th wheel, lift it up and slide that rear bracket into place. Once we have it where we want it go ahead and adjust it and make sure it's square in the bed before we drill out our other holes. Now for this back rail we're gonna be using the second hole in on both sides. Sit right on top of the corrugation. We'll take a marker and mark out the center and then use our punch to punch it before we pre-drill it and use our step process just as we did on the front. Make sure that you have it taped and measured on both side to make sure it's even and centered in the bed. Then on the center one we're not gonna do the one closest to the cab we're gonna do the one closest to the tailgate. Now that we got those marked we'll go ahead and drill them out. We'll go ahead and lift if back up and slide our plate back in now that we've got our holes drilled. You see there that all of our holes line up so we'll go ahead and slip our carriage bolts through the top just as we did on the front side. Except we're not gonna be using the blocks on the top this way round. We're just going to be putting our carriage bolts in inaudible 00:09:03 flush on all five of these attachments. Go ahead and drop through those long carriage bolts. Needs to look about like so, let's go ahead and go underneath and we'll secure everything up. Take your U-shaped blocks, place them over the top of the side bracket on this back attachment. Put it around the bolt this way when we press it up it doesn't bend in that corrugation. Take your block, place it underneath and then your flange nut on the bottom side. It should look about like so. Same thing on the passenger side, go ahead and place those U-shaped blocks over the top, take our square blocks on the bottom side and our flange nuts. On the middle one it's going to be the same thing with the U-shape and then the square block over the top. Once we got it there go ahead and place on our flange nut with the teeth facing towards the block. Now go ahead and tighten and torque down our center bolts on the inside to manufacturers specifications. Then we'll come back out and with these once still not torqued down yet we can go ahead and drill out that hole for that half inch bolt that's gonna be going through. Once we have that drilled out we'll go ahead and put that bolt through and torque down the side plates. Now once we've got this side drilled out we'll go ahead and repeat that same process on the passenger side. Now we'll go ahead and take our half inch bolt leader, feed it into the hole that we just drilled and out the backside of the frame rail where we can grab it with our other hand. Go ahead and place out block over it, and then we'll go ahead and get our half inch carriage bolt that's still remaining. These are going to be the two shorter carriage bolts in the kit that you still have left. Go ahead and thread that on the bolt leader, we're gonna pull it back out the hole that we just drilled. Grab that other end that we still have hanging out of our hole, pull it through and out the hole. Go ahead and unthread the bolt leader and then thread on our flange nut with the teeth facing towards the side plate. Now go ahead and repeat that on the other side. Now we'll go ahead and put the tires back on our vehicle, run our spare tire back up and secure it into position. That will do for the review and installation of the Curt Custom Fit 5th Wheel installation kit, part number C16418-204 on our 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500.


Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish - C16418-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (48 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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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Installed this hitch in my 2007 gmc 2500 classic. The hitch material was made of good quality material. It took some time for the install due to limited room between the frame and hitch rail mounting brackets. Also I would recommend having an extra set of hand when it comes to torquing the bolts in the frame due to the heads of the bolts wanted to spin so I needed someone to hold a wrench on the bolt while I tightened the nut. Other than that the install went pretty smooth. 421361



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I just received the hitch. I ordered it very late New Years night. It shipped the next day with an estimated delivery of Friday before 8pm. I received it on Thursday about noon. Awesome super-fast shipping. It came in 3 HEAVY boxes, one of which was slightly damaged but I have not unpacked it yet. I hope to do so this weekend. I have bought from etrailer before and have no doubt this will be as good as the other purchases I have made. 464914


Comments

My son and I installed this hitch without a lot of problems. It arrived complete with all parts intact. It took us about 2 hours of leisure effort to get everything installed. The only thing we could not do was torque the larger frame bolts since I do not have a torque wrench that goes that high. One call to a truck shop got that settled for much less than it would cost for a new wrench.Everything else went together easily.

Jim H - 01/04/2019

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2005 GMC Sierra

Greatly appreciated the prompt response to help guide my purchase. The information also helped so I could have an informed discussion with the RV repair tech who was saying it would take 4 hours to install the Curt Hitch. With the information from etrailer--I knew what to say to confirm it would be a quicker installation.This is the second item I have purchased from etrailer and will continue to shop and learn as need be. Thank you 306952



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This is the 4th hitch I have installed over the years so I'm not a novice. I thought I would order the custom kit for ease of installation. Was I wrong. followed the instructions to the letter. I ended up taking my truck to the dealership to drop the fuel tank to reach the front drivers side nut for the front rail. Also on the frame about midway it's double thickness. Tried using the wire provided to "fish" the front bolt in.. Was only enough room to barely get the wire in much less the bolt.. Bought a tap for $45.00 a threaded the frame instead. Over all I should have taken my old system out and put it in this truck. The nuts were welded to the frame and you just insert the bolts and tighten. 182286



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2005 GMC Sierra

Product was delivered as promised in 3 days. Packaging could have been better,nuts and bolts were all over in the box. The bag should have been taped to something. But at least I had all the parts. Took me 3 hrs. by myself. Dropped the spare, have a 6" lift so I was able to sit up under the bed. Couldn't get the heat shield off so i cut the box end off of an old wrench and slid it in to a 1/2 pipe I had, about 2' long. Was able to get everything very tight and reach each nut easy enough. Good thing I had spare parts from the last rail install. The front rail needed horseshoe washers on all 4 bolts on the outside. 1 in the bed and 1 below the bed to make it tight. This is in my 05 GMC Sierra shkrt bed. One other thing. I stuck the coil end of the fish wire through the hole and then put the bolt on it. A LOT easier. Would feel better with nyloc nuts as well, but it is what it is. Now just need to raise my trailer to match my truck and away we go. 283123



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2002 GMC Sierra

Excellent delivery time. The installation package for my vehicle fit perfectly. All part easily installed for a nice finish. 430727


Comments

The 16A hitch had a problem with a bolt holding a roller. It case out twice and the second time I reinstalled it, I apparently over tighten the bolt and it sheared off. I called etrailer who supplied me with the hitch and they had a Curt Rep send me a roller and bolt. I installed it with lock tight and no problem since. In case any engineer cares, it was the rear drivers side roller bolt.

Larry A - 09/13/2018

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2005 GMC Sierra

I wish I could give two ratings for this kit, one for quality of product, and one for quality of fit and instruction. The product quality, once it is installed is very nice and heavy duty. The instructions, and the fit on my 2005 GMC one ton dually leave a lot to be desired. They say it should take about 90 minutes to install. Plan on about 8 hours if you don't have a lift, and plan on drilling 3/4 inch holes in the frame rails. You better have access to a compressor, cut off wheel, 1/2 inch impact gun, 1/2 inch drill motor and 3/4 drill or reamer. This is NOT for the average "weekend warrior" with a small set of hand tools to install. 137020


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Very heavy duty. Very secure. No problems aside from the initial installation. Nice setup.

Jeff M - 06/23/2015

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado

2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, installed the Custom 5th Wheel Installation kit along with the Q16 Slider Hitch. Product arrived very quickly after ordering. It was shipped in 3 different boxes. One box was a little beat up during shipping, but all of the parts were there and undamaged. I watched the installation video once, then my brother-in-law and I tackled the job which took us about 2 hours. This was not difficult to install other than trying to get the 1/2" bolt through the hole on the driver side of the frame (the frame is boxed there). The included wire guide helped, but you still have to manipulate the bolt into the right position in a very tight spot. Everything turned out to be a perfect fit, no modifications needed. Also, I removed both rear wheels before starting which gave us plenty of working room. I have purchased from etrailer in the past and will continue to use them in the future. 448360



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Complete kit all of the hardware was there.wlii defiantly use this company in the future fit my truck perfectly 661923



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Quick delivery and reasonably priced. I will purchase from etrailer again. 660481



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Did not have any problems installing and continue to use with out any problems. Would recommend this product. 657931



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Product high quality, was missing some parts on initial shipment, contacted them and parts were sent out same day, excellent customer service! 658059



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Greet product .. great company 650278



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Product arrived and installed as presented. All aspects was as described. 639429



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2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Putting this together was really easy. I'm really glad that I got the one that fits my pickup, no holes to drill except in the bed. 635815



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Nice and heavy 629093



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Very simple to install 607594



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Carla Thank for your, everthing was just perfect. we are ready to go camping. 600639



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

Great product, performs great, great service from etrailer. 561035



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2014 GMC Sierra 1500

Great product and very good service when I ordered the wrong part. But they got it sorted really fast. 508727



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2010 GMC Sierra

Shipped fast. Showed up quick. Looks like it is all there. And will install shortly 488128



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The rails and mounting kit arrived on time and intact. This is the second time I have ordered thru etrailer and I will again if I need anymore trailer hitch products 450133


Comments

After a year I still feel the same. A great product and a good price

Nicholas E - 11/08/2018

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Nice fit prompt delivery thanks etrailer 444718



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Great product,fit perfect. Fast delivery. Good price, need I say more? etrailer is the best, period. 430708



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

Very Easy to order and received sooner than expect. Prices were also good. 428613



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Installed this hitch in my 2007 gmc 2500 classic. The hitch material was made of good quality material. It took some time for the install due to limited room between the frame and hitch rail mounting brackets. Also I would recommend having an extra set of hand when it comes to torquing the bolts in the frame due to the heads of the bolts wanted to spin so I needed someone to hold a wrench on the bolt while I tightened the nut. Other than that the install went pretty smooth. 421366



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2008 Chevrolet Silverado

installed a curt e16 5th wheel hitch in a 2008 chevy 2500hd ordered on a thursday delivered on monday. installed on tuesday. all parts where in box, installation went great. said it would take 4hr, it took 3 1/2. also had to take out rear fender liners. will use etrailer.com again add will send anybody that asks to they to! thanks jim 418512



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

The mounting brackets are well made and had all the mounting hardware. However the kit it did not fit the truck as described. had to drill all the holes in the frame except for one on each side. mounting hardware had to be put in backwards on drivers side and very hard to get to. install took 6 hours. 406744



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This is a very nice kit not too hard to install. Overall very pleased only thing I would change is the 1/2" bolt going thru the frame on the driver side needs to be 1/4" shorter. It is a little hard to get it in the hole because of the way the frame is made I had to drill out the hole with a reamer. If the bolt was just a little shorter it would cure the problem. Thank you for your product. 401084



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Great product, easy to install and understand. The fit was great. 397532



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Easy installation, all parts were in kit as needed. Highly recommend this product Plan to purchase more products 370524



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The product came as described very nice finish on the product I would recommend this to anybody that is looking for a fifth wheel brackets. It was easy to install as long as you follow the directions and make sure you follow the directions for your bed length. 363542



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2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Great product easy to install 339744


Comments

Great. Every thing work as Poland. Great products

Donald H - 02/07/2018

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

Beefy custom fit pieces bolted into place straight forward without complications. Only thing different I did was to not touch or remove any of my existing exhaust heat shield, because I did not want to do that. All nuts, blocks, and bolts are still able to be installed properly. It is a little harder, but the finished product was worth it for me. 322596



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Very strong product I would give five stars except the instructions would not be good for an every day truck owner but the E trailer video is really good the only issue with a long bed is you have to drill 4 holes in the front of the frame two on each side and be aware if you do have a long bed truck you will need a big drillbit for instants I used a 7/8 but the overall product is good shipping was great could not imagine having to install the universal brackets and this kit made it so much easier 298145


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Update I have probably put about 5000 miles of towing With this kit I have not had an issue with it still looks good no rust all the bolts are still tight

Jeremiah - 10/16/2017

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One of the many great things that I like about etrailer is their sales support and communication throughout my buying experience. This item here will save you money if you contract with someone to install your bed rails, and if you do it yourself you have less drilling and installation time. 293059



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

A must have kit for installing a 5th wheel hitch in your late model Chevy. All the components fit, instructions are easy to follow. It's not an easy install due to components on the truck and access issues, but this kit takes all of the guess work out of it. Do yourself a favor, buy a cheap 3/4" wrench, cut it in half, weld in a piece of 1/4" x 1" flat bar to make a 24" long 3/4" wrench. You'll thank me for being able to tighten bed rail bolts between the bed and fuel tank, and in between the bed and exhaust heat shield. 260388



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2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Installed this on 2006 Silverado , instructions are fairly simple , hardware supplied works ok however I used frame bolts and nuts at frame that are locking nuts with flange to allow ease of install as washers that are included are a pain inside frame tube. Product working well , towed equipment and various with no problems 247392



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Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2001 Chevy 2500 HD, Shipping was fast and double boxed ensured all parts arrived and were undamaged. Communication of statues and follow up was very helpful. Written instructions and video provided clear direction for an easy installation. For someone who wasn't sure if I wanted to take on the install, it really was straight forward and pretty east. Total install time was about 2 hours (measure twice and drill once). Custom mounting brackets were well worth the $ and fit perfect. No real negatives but if I had to knit pick it would be the pull arm/lever for the roll back function is two peace and feels wobbly and weak compared to the overall solid hitch. Overall 244202



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2005 Chevrolet Silverado

I purchased this install kit last year and the install was so easy. The side rails had holes that coresponded with holes in the frame. The project went so smooth. Total time was 1 1/2 hr. The install was on a 2005 Chevy Z71. 242286



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Overall good product. Delivered fast! Instructions were easy to follow. Only advice I have is if you have a spray in bed liner, the measurements from the rear of the bed need adjusted. I would install this kit again! 240018



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Hardware ware kit took me longer to install then stated in the instructions, and had some issues getting nuts torqued due to them falling right over the frame, but once finished, was a very solid base. Made locating hitch in the bed simple. Great setup. 236082



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Was everything that was sold as. Very pleased with unit. 177305



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2001 Chevrolet Silverado

DELIVERED ON TIME AND AT A GREAT COST. INSTALLATION WAS EASY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED. ETRAILER WILL ALWAYS BE MY FIRST GO TO FOR ALL TRAILER PARTS. 172580



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Worked well, fit just right, all the parts and pieces were there. Happy with the product. Loved the free shipping! 167631



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Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Apparent I have one if the few GMC 2500 HD 2wd trucks that doesn't have all the holes in the frame for quick mounting. Had to drill both 3/4" holes towards the front side of the frame! Had to have RV dealer help me out there. Otherwise great instructions, easy to install and sturdy material. 149489



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2003 GMC Sierra

Everything was perfect, great product, great price. 129365



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2003 Chevrolet Silverado

product fit great and easy install 79911


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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for 2002 Silverado 2500 HD with 6-1/2-foot Bed
  • The best type of truck to pull a larger 5th wheel trailer such as a 39-foot Jayco is a 1-ton long-bed. Long beds avoid the issue of too little turning clearance and 1-tons will have the power needed to pull a heavy trailer without strain. They also avoid the need for slider hitches which usually require you to get out of the truck to release the slide before making a tight turn in a campground. Trucks with a 6-1/2-foot bed will require you to use a sliding type hitch unless the trailer...
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  • Differences Between Reese and Curt Fifth Wheel Rails for a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • For a set of fifth wheel rails confirmed to fit your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD it's hard to beat the price of the Curt rails part # C16418-204 that you referenced. Curt says these will take 4 hours to install and the more expensive Reese part # RP50064-58 would take 4 hours to install. Realistically they both would take about the same time as they are pretty similar. The easiest kit to install would be the Reese Outboard rails part # RP56007-53 which are the most expensive but they...
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  • Differences Between Curt 5th Wheel Kit # C16616 and Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # 16516
  • The Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Kit # C16616 differs from Curt E16 hitch # 16516 in that it includes a universal base rail kit along with the hitch unit itself. Universal install kits are the most cost-effective option but do take longer to install and they do require drilling into the truck's frame. A simpler option is a custom-fit bracket kit such as the Curt Custom install kit # C16418-204 that will save you considerable installation time. You can use the Curt E16 # 16516 hitch...
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  • How to Determine 5th Wheel Rail Placement for Towing with a Curt e5 Hitch on a 2008 GMC 2500 HD
  • The fifth-wheel rail location in the bed of your 2008 GMC Sierra 2500hd long bed is going to be significantly different than the locations seen in the video for a short bed truck of the same make and model. You can still use the video, see link, as a general guide for installation but you should always refer to the specific manufacturer instructions for your kit so that you get the proper instructions and torque ratings. You should obtain a set of instructions specific to the manufacturer...
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  • Will Curt Fifth Wheel Kit, # C16418-204, Fit 2005 Chevy 2500 Long Bed With Tool Box And Fuel Tank
  • To know if the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16418-204, will fit your 2005 Chevy 2500 long bed with the toolbox and spare fuel tank installed, you will have to check to see if there will be interference where your toolbox and spare fuel tank is located on your truck bed and where the installation kit rails will be installed in your truck bed to your frame rails. The hitch center line on the Curt installation kit will sits 1-1/2 inches in front of the trucks axle center...
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  • Can You Mix Fifth Wheel Rail and Bracket Manufacturers
  • We can't recommend the mixing of fifth wheel brackets and rail manufacturers. If you have Reese rails you would want a set of Reese brackets. Without knowing what vehicle you have it would be hard for me to recommend the correct brackets to go with your rails. If you have Curt brackets and need rails you would want # C16204.
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HD w/ Short Box
  • I recommend going with the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16418-204, for your 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 HD with a 6-1/2 ft bed. The brackets in this kit mount to existing holes in you truck's frame which minimizes drilling so installation time is cut in half compared to the universal system. This system is compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches which use industry standard rails. If you are in the market for a fifth wheel hitch,...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • When choosing a fifth wheel hitch for your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, you will first want to consider the weight of the trailer that you will be pulling. You will need to make sure you choose a hitch with the required weight capacity. Since your Silverado has an 8 foot bed, you will not need a sliding hitch. Sliding fifth wheel hitches are needed on shorter beds in order to provide more cab clearance when making sharp turns. I recommend looking at the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Install Brackets Only, No Rails, for 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The Curt brackets only # C16418 for your 2006 Chevy Silverado would probably work with Reese rails but they haven't been tested together. Since they haven't been tested together it makes the capacity unknown and will void the warranties.
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  • Can a Reese Elite Series Under Bed Installation Kit be Installed on a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The Reese Elite Series under bed installation kit # RP30868 is not a fit for your 2006 Chevy Silverado. Reese does not make a kit that will fit your truck. We do have numerous installation kit options that will fit your truck but a hitch that fits in the Elite puck system would not work with them. I have included a link to the 5th wheel hitch and install kit main page for your truck. If it were me I would go with custom installation kit # C16418-204 and Curt Q20 hitch # C16130. This...
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  • How Long Does it Take to Install a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • We estimate that it will take about 6 hours to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation kit in a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500. A lot depends on the installer's experience and skill. Once the installation kit is done putting the hitch in the rails will only take a couple of minutes. The reason that it takes so long is that the install kit included with Curt trailer hitch # C16636 is a universal kit which requires more drilling than a custom kit. You could use custom kit, # C16418-204,...
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  • Is There Strength Difference Between Universal and Custom Install Kits for Fifth Wheel Hitches?
  • There will be no difference between the strength of a universal kit such as Reese offers, # RP30035, and a custom kit like the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16418-204. Each product will work with your 2003 GMC Sierra 2500, with the difference being that the custom fit of Curt will significantly reduce the install time, which is an important consideration for those who choose to install the kit by themselves.
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  • Compatibility of Reese Titan 5th Wheel Hitch with Pro Series Base Rails in 2006 GMC Sierra
  • Industry-standard 5th wheel base rails (ISRs) share compatibility with any brand or type of 5th wheel hitch that is designed for this mounting method. Base rails from your Pro Series set up will work fine with a Reese Titan, or a Curt, B&W or any other brand of 5th wheel hitch intended for installation in industry-standard above-bed base rails. Please refer to the linked photo. In your 2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Series with 6-1/2-foot bed a custom-fit rail kit like # RP50064-58 will work...
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  • Will the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Rail Installation Kit Fit 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC - Carbide Finish, # C16411-204 is a confirmed custom fit for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500. This is a confirmed fit whether you have the 8 foot bed or the 6-1/2 foot bed. I've attached a review and an installation video for you. These rails will fit industry standard spacing for compatibility with B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed 5th-wheel trailer hitches. I also recommend the Curt 5th...
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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2003 GMC Sierra
  • For a 2003 GMC Sierra the correct Curt fifth wheel rail kit is the part # C16418-204 which comes with the rails or just the part # C16418 for just the brackets without the rails. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Recommended Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
  • From my research I found the BD3 fifth wheel hitch you said you have will fit standard rails for a fifth wheel. I recommend going with the # C16418-204 kit. This will provide a standard base rail setup on your 2001 Silverado. If you only need an installation kit and no rails for the bed then you can use part # C16418.
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  • 5th Wheel Base Rail Compatibility with Curt Q24 Hitch C16245
  • The Curt Q24 5th wheel hitch # C16245 will fit into any brand of industry-standard above-bed base rails, such as the Curt rails # C16418-204 that fit your Sierra 3500 long bed or any other brand of rail that looks like those in the photo I linked for you. These above-bed rails run left-to-right in the truck bed. For a wiring harness for the truck bed you can use Curt # C56000 which is a simple plug-in installation at your existing bumper-mounted 7-way.
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  • Which Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500 Long Bed
  • Curt has a custom fit fifth wheel rail kit confirmed as a fit for your 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500 long bed but it's not the part number you mentioned. Instead you'd want the part # C16418-204 for the complete kit or just the part # C16418 for just the brackets.
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  • Will Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16418-204 Fit a RBW Lil Rocker
  • Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16418-204 will fit with a RBW Lil Rocker fifth wheel hitch. The difference between that rail kit and the part # C16418-104 is the finish on the rails. The 104 means glossy paint and the 204 means like a matte finish.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation to Install Pullrite SuperGlide Hitch in a 2005 Chevy Silverado
  • The PullRite SuperGlide you are interested in can be installed in a long bed truck. The Superglide automatically slides when making sharp turns, a feature that won't be needed in a long bed truck, but it won't hurt anything. In order for us to provide a solution for it to install in the bed of your truck you will need to make sure the hitch is designed to fit industry standard rails. I believe the version of the hitch will need to be the ISR hitch. If you don't have the ISR hitch you...
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2008 Chevy Silverado Long Bed
  • For your 2008 Chevy Silverado long bed the correct Curt custom bracket kit you would need is the part # C16418 and not the # C16413. If you need the rails as well use the kit # C16418-204.
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