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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 800-298-1624 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

  • Above the Bed
  • Curt
  • Custom

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


Features:

  • Custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th wheel trailer hitch
  • Custom fit - brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • 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

Installation Details C16418-204 Installation instructions

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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:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (93 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.

- C16418-204
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Just received this and haven't installed it yet. I plan to add it to my truck in about 2 weeks. This is exactly the same as my last truck which was a perfect fit. It also worked great pulling my 35-foot fifth wheel RV. I look forward to the same quality as before, perfection.


Comments
Checked the install to make sure everything was still good. No problem found even after a year.
James - 07/05/2021


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Chevrolet

The installation kit had everything I needed & fit perfectly as it should have. I would have given a five star rating but neither the instructions nor the video mentioned lowering the gas tank which was neccessary on my 2009 Chevy dually with the 35 gal tank. Aside from that the install went smoothly. I would have no problem recommending this kit & etrailer to anyone



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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.



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A very well built product with vehicle specifics that fit like a glove.


Comments
Awesome perfect fit use the Anderson 5th wheel hitch.
Hank M - 09/12/2021


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2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Installation was simple enough with the guide. Measurements were spot on and bolted through the bed correctly. The frame rails are a different story...the front holes shown in video were for a short bed. On the long bed version, the two front holes have to drilled on each side. Make sure to tighten the bolts in the bed first to ensure alignment. The driver side frame rail doesn’t allow for the fish wire for the larger of the two bolts, because the fuel tank support straps are directly behind and Chevy made this section of the frame narrower. The bolt must be installed from the outside with a small person, daughter-in-law, holding the nut inside the frame and tighten from the outside. The passenger side, no problems at all. Once those four holes are drilled everything else is a cake walk. May be different on other models than Chevy, but would have been nice to know before and to have a large enough drill bit on hand. If not for the extra drilling and frustration this would have received a 5 star.



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2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Fast delivery and good video instruction and very kind representative.



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2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Instructions were very easy to follow, diagrams were detailed and clear. The installation itself is a bit of a chore but with simple hand tools and a helper to hold the carriage bolts inside the bed, the install took less than 90 minutes.


Comments
1 Year later, the brackets and rails still look new. the paint hasnt chipped or faded. I interchange a 5th wheel saddle and gooseneck ball plate often and even the paint near the mounting points still looks good.
Josh J - 07/16/2020


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This kit was just what I needed. It arrived in good shape and it waited patiently until I had time to install. Many thanks for your video of the installation. I followed to a T and it went together fine. Please note: I don’t have a lift or anything like it. This was done with all four on the ground. Regardless, I’m 67 and managed to get this done in 3 days ! Anybody else could do it in much less time, but I’m pretty methodical and need to take a lot of breaks as it is 105+ in Arizona ! I need to find someplace that I can get it lifted up, so I can get a final torque on the rail mounting bolts. Highly recommend !!!! Thanks !



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Great product easy installation



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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


Comments
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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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.


Comments
Very heavy duty. Very secure. No problems aside from the initial installation. Nice setup.
Jeff M - 06/23/2015



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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.


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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Worked perfect for the application, thanks for the recommendation!



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Fast delivery, about 4 hours to install. Very pleased with product and have towed trailer over 11,000 miles since install.


Comments
Very well.
Robert - 11/03/2020


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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.



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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.



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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


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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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.



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2009 GMC Sierra

Awesome service highly recommended



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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.



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This is the second curt bracket that I purchased for a second truck, also installed a curt hitch and as I have a traveling job the hitch gets used a lot ,very satisfied with both the product and ease of installation



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2001 Chevrolet Silverado

quick and easy delivery



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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.



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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



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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


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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails and Hitch for 2002 GMC 2500
    According to the towing guide from the manufacturer that I found online, your truck is rated to tow up to 9,900 lbs total. That means you will be able to tow this trailer, but only with limited additional weight. The maximum loaded weight of the trailer will be too much for your truck to tow, so you will need to stay under the 9,900 lbs loaded capacity giving you just 745 lbs of additional cargo from the unloaded vehicle weight. For your application, I recommend the Curt rail kit #...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit in Rails of Curt Rail Kit # C16418-204
    Yes, your Reese hitch will fit in the rails that come with the Curt rail kit part # C16418-204 that you referenced. This rail kit provides industry standard fifth wheel rails like what your Reese hitch was designed to fit.
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  • Lower Priced Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500
    Yes, the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16418-204 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, does also fit with your PullRite 2700 Superglide, and is the lowest price option for a rail kit for your truck so it's exactly what you are looking for! I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Base Rail Kit for a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD
    For your 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD, I recommend Curt's GMC Custom Kit, part # C16418-204. It is compatible with both the short bed and long bed versions of this truck. This kit uses existing holes and locations on the frame to install and avoids known obstacles in the vehicle's installation location for the fastest install. This rail kit is compatible with Draw-Tite hitches and uses industry standard rails, so you shouldn't have issues dropping your existing hitch into the new rails. If...
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  • Will Reese 5th Wheel Rails Mount to Other Brackets?
    Reese above bed rails will work with the custom brackets or the universal brackets that attach to your truck frame. We recommend sticking with the same brand brackets and rails for the sake of compatibility, but we know customers have interchanged them without any known issues. When installing the above bed rails like # RP58058 if you have the rails but not the hardware you will need the Replacement Hardware Kit for Fifth Wheel Base Rails - 10 Bolt # RP58430. If you want custom brackets...
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  • Parts Needed for Installation of the Curt R5 Roller on a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body
    Yes, the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, item # C16418-204, will fit in the bed of your 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, New Body, so you can install a Curt R5 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Roller and an E5 fifth wheel hitch. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. The R5 roller is included with the Curt E5 16K Fifth Wheel Trailer hitch with R5 Roller, item # 16516.
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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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  • Is Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # C16418-204 Compatible with Pro Series 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch
    Yes, your Pro Series fifth wheel hitch like the part # PS30093 will work with the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16418-204 that you referenced. This rail kit provides the industry standard rails which is what the Pro Series hitch is designed to fit. I attached an install video for this rail kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Do I Need My 5th Wheel Hitch Present to Properly Install a Base Rail Kit
    You do need a 5th wheel hitch that fits on the industry standard rails in order to properly install the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16418-204. Having your 5th wheel hitch present and available to assist with installation ensures that when you install the second rail that you've got a snug/secure fit. If your truck doesn't already have a 7 way connector in the truck bed for your 5th wheel, I recommend using the Curt # C56070 in order to make connecting your 7 way much easier....
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