Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss 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 C16420-104 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 Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16420-104

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 glossy black finish
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
  • Made in USA


16420 and 16104 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Gloss Black Finish



C16420-104 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16420-104 Installation instructions



Video of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish


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




Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16420-104 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit with the gloss finish rails for the Dodge Ram and Ram trucks. This is a custom-fit part, it is designed to fit the 2003 to 2012 Dodge Ram and Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 series trucks with either the 6' bed or the 8' bed. On any custom-fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our 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, they provide the attachment points for your 5th wheel rails to attach to. These are custom-fit brackets, they mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame so that'll minimize the amount of drilling that's required and your installation time is cut in half when compared with the universal bracket systems. The base rails themselves attach to these mounting brackets, they will sit in the truck bed and they allow the installation of your 5th wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. These are visible, above bed rails. You can see they have a nice gloss finish to them.

This part includes everything shown here on the table. It includes the two above bed base rails, the four mounting brackets, all the mounting hardware you need to install everything, and a nice set of detailed instructions. This kit will work with 5th wheel hitches from Curt, DrawTite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley. That should do it for the review on the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit with the gloss finish rails for the Dodge Ram and Ram trucks.


Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish - C16420-104

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (8 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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I wish they had a rating lower than poor. Product installation instructions are extremely poor. Kit is so universal it doesn't fit anything. The 90 minute installation time is just what it takes to read and try to figure out the poor instructions. Curt needs to have they documentation department actually do an installation based on their own instructions to find out just how bad they really are. I now know why the installation performed on my other truck looks so bad. I thought it was they installers, but it is actually the fault of the kit and the included materials. An engineer and toolmaker for 42 years proved to be my only saving grace. It is lucky for me I have a machine shop in my garage to make the parts that were needed to complete the installation. I would not recommend this kit to anyone, pro or novice. The only part of the instruction that was correct was when they tell you to drop the spare tire for better access. A major pain to install and to make safe. This issue is more with Curt and not with E-trailer. 19952


Comments

I had to shim my installation on the front bracketsIt did not make sense the shimmingIf you installed it the way the installation showed it would have crusted the bed down8 BLIPPING hr. install up down up down up down up down on and onrear bracket are good though SUCKED

-- comment by: Flynn - 06/16/2013

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Thank you for the additional info. I will be sure to pass it along to the manufacturer to see if they need to evaluate their instructions.

-- Patrick B - 6/18/2013


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Thank you for the speedy shipment. I ordered it late Saturday evening and received it Monday am . When I need more for my camper you will surely get another order. 608656



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The video is priceless, without it the install would be more difficult. The quality of the kit is high. I'd recommend it for any Dodge owner. 552532



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Great product second one first was a ford 250 worked great got the custom set up .The next was for a dodge 3500 crew duelly 2011 ordered it on a Wednesday got it Friday afternoon that was fast shipping have not installed it yet but the kit is a custom for my truck came as stated all parts accounted for will use this company every time oh a shout out to my sales girl Renee she was A great help kit No. was C16420-104 for Curt K16 138228



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no problems and fast shipping thanks 119755



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Excellent product. I had to enlarge a frame hole in order to get the necessary pieces in. A long screwdriver and a strong punch helped get the tube spacers in place. It took me longer than 90 minutes to install, but it was not a problem. I would buy the exact same thing again. Ordered late Wed. night and I had it on Monday. Great product, great service. 102567



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Just as ordered 31860



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The product arrived in good condition, on time and all parts were in the package. I haven't installed it yet but see no problems. 19405


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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package and Reese Revolution Pin Box
  • Since the trailer comes with the Reese Revolution pin box you will need a fixed hitch, not a slider, and a custom wedge to match the hitch. The wedge prevents the trailer from turning at the hitch so that it turns 22 inches further back allowing you to make tight turns without needing a slider. For a hitch that fits directly into the factory prep package on Ford trucks including your 2017 F-350 I recommend the Reese Elite hitch # RP30142. And for a custom wedge use # SWW-01.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch For 2017 Ford F-350 With 6-3/4 Ft Bed And Factory Prep Pkg
  • To make sure you have the clearance necessary to make those tight turns you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch on yoru 2017 F-350 with the 6-3/4 ft bed. The fifth wheel hitch I recommend is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, part # DM8550038. This hitch slides automatically when you need and gives you an additional 14-inches of clearance. This is great because you do not have to get in and out of your truck to operate a manual slider. This fifth wheel has a single-jaw...
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  • Curt Custom 5th Wheel Rail Kit Fit for 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4
  • The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish # C16426-104 are not a fit for your 2007 Ram 2500. That kit is for newer Ram models. Instead you will want the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish # C16420-204 or gloss finish # C16420-104. You also may be interested in the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector - 7' Long # C56071 to add a second 7-way to your vehicle for easy connection access.
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  • Does Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit C16420-104 Include Rails
  • Yes, the Curt fifth wheel rail and bracket kit part # C16420-104 that you referenced does include fifth wheel rails. It comes with all of the hardware needed to install them too. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ram 3500 with Factory Installed 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • There are actually several hitches available now that fit directly into the 2016 Ram factory OEM prep package. There is also an option to use a special adapter if you already have a hitch or if you plan on getting a slider hitch (for short bed trucks). The hitches that fit directly are: # BWRVK3600, rated for 25K # C16545-16021, rated for 24K # C16530-16021, rated for 20K # C16520-16021, rated for 16K, dual jaw # C16515-16021, rated for 16K, slide-bar jaw You can also use adapter...
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • We have quite a few different fifth wheel hitch and installation kit options that will work with your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab. You can definitely use the Curt E5 sliding fifth wheel hitch, # 16516, that you referenced which has a 16,000 lb weight capacity. This is one of our most economically priced hitches next to the Pro Series 15K sliding hitch, # PS30094, which will also work with your truck. If you choose to go with the Curt E5 hitch, you will also need an installation kit....
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  • Gooseneck Ball for a 2016 Ram 3500 with 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Factory Prep Package
  • There are a couple of ball kit options that fit the factory 5th wheel and gooseneck prep package on your 2016 Ram 3500. I recommend the Curt kit, # C60618, which is the ball, safety chain tie downs, and a cover for the ball hole when the ball is not being used. (None of balls the fit the OEM system will hide in the ball cavity like the Turnover ball hitches from B&W.) You can also use the Reese kit # RP30140 which also includes the tie downs and cover but also includes a storage bag....
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit Options for a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Long Bed w/Pro Series Hitch
  • You will need an installation kit to mount for Pro Series 5th wheel hitch. There are a few options to choose from for your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8 foot bed. The hitch will fit in Reese, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Curt, Husky, and Valley above the bed rails so compatibility will not be an issue. There are custom installation kits and universal kits. I almost always recommend a custom kit. They might cost a little more but they install in about have the time of a universal kit and require...
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  • Reese 25K Elite 5th Wheel Hitch Kit Recommendation for a Dodge Ram 3500 with an 8 Foot Bed
  • Yes, you would need to get a Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - 26,500 lbs, part # RP30871, and a Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # RP30074. This is the same style hitch you are referring to that the new Ford trucks have that utilizes a puck system that allows for quick and simple hitch removal. You will need to remove two 4 inch by 19 inch sections of your bed liner in order to complete...
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Kit for 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5 Foot 7 Inch Bed
  • Curt Manufacturing offers a custom install kit for your 2011 Ram 1500, part # C16420-104. The bed rails are compatible with Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky fifth wheel hitches. Due to the short bed on your Ram, there's only a couple of ways to successfully tow a fifth wheel trailer without having the front of the trailer loft strike the rear of the cab during turns. One would be to use a Sidewinder extended pin box. The Sidewinder relocates the pivot point from...
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  • What Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Will Fit A 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Using A Reese 16K Hitch
  • Currently, the available 5th wheel installation kit for a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab is the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16420-104. This kit does include rails. I recommend using the Curt rails since they are designed to work with the brackets included in the kit. This installation kit is compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky fifth wheel hitches. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this kit below. If your...
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