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

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - 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 C16420-204 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 Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16420-204

  • Curt
  • Above 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 hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
  • Assembled in USA


16420 and 16204 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Carbide Finish

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Video Transcript for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram - Curt

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup, we'll be installing the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Install Kit, part number C16420-204. To begin our install we'll first go ahead and raise the vehicle and remove the rear wheels. Now, with our rear wheels off, you'll notice the spare tire is also missing on this application. If yours is still in position, recommend to go ahead and lower and remove it to gain more working room underneath the vehicle. Next, we'll need to relocate the manufacturer's wiring harness on the inside of the frame rail to allow for our brackets and hardware. To do that, we're just going to use our trim panel tool and pop the fasteners free that hold it to the frame.

In this application there's a total of 4 fasteners and we'll also be compensating for the air line. Next, we're going to put the rear rail in position. For a short box bed like this one, we'll be 26 3/4" from the end of the pickup bed. It is very important to measure it out and make sure that you're parallel to the end of the pickup bed and even from side to side. Next, we're going to drill out the second row attachment points. In accordance with the rail, it will be the inside hole of the 4 possible outside attachment points.

Quick tech tip, to keep it straight I'm going to go ahead and use a paint marker to mark the attachment points. It also helps me to find the center of the attachment point. We're ready to drill out the attachment points for this application. Because we have a spray in bed liner, using a center punch is not as effective as if it we're just a painted bed surface. If you have a painted bed surface, it is recommended to go ahead and center punch your attachment point and then drill it out. For this application we're going to use an 1/8" bit as a pilot for our attachment points.

Note most 1/8" bits are not long enough to go all the way through the pickup bed and then through the hat channel. If that's the case, you may need to move up to an extra long 1/4" bit to go down through your attachment points including the hat channel underneath the pickup bed. Now, with our holes drilled out we're going to go ahead and move back underneath the pickup bed, take our rear brackets, set them into position, and make sure that our pre-drilled holes that go through the pickup bed and the hat channel line up with the bracket. Here's our pre-drilled hole. Here's our driver's side side bracket with the 2 attachment points that go to the inside of the frame rail.

The taller one goes to the rear of the vehicle, with an additional attachment point both at the bottom of the frame and side of the frame. Go ahead and slide the bracket into place. Now, as I hold the bracket in position tight to the hat channel in the frame, you can barely see our pre-drilled hole in the window. Our pre-drilled hole is going to have to move closer to the rear of the pickup bed approximately 3/8" in order to fall inside the slot that we can get our hardware in place. In a perfect world, our pre-drilled hole would have landed here in our hat channel, so we'll need to relocate our pre-drilled hole. Now we'll move back into the pickup bed and repeat the same process of drilling out our attachment points. Once we've drilled the second set of attachment points, we'll again move underneath, put our brackets in position, and verify that they line up with the slots of the bracket. We'll now go ahead and re-position the rail back over our attachment points. Note, that will be the second set of attachment points that we drilled out so that it better suited the hat channel and bracket. Now, with our rear rail in place, we're going to put the front rail in position 22" from the center of the rear rail to the center of the front rail. We'll center it in our pickup bed and we'll draw out our attachment points for row 3. Once we have our pilot holes drilled out, we'll move underneath the vehicle, hold our brackets up to the frame and make sure it lines up with the attachment points in the bracket. Now, we'll take our front bracket, we'll set it up on the frame and line it up with our pre-drilled hole and the attachment point. Now, once we've verified that our rails line up with our brackets and attachment points, we'll go ahead and drill out the remaining attachment points for both rails. Now, with all our pilot holes made, we'll use a step fit process to open them up to their final size of 9/16. Next, we're going to move underneath the pickup bed, put the rear frame brackets into position, then install a U-bolt, 1/2" conical tooth washer and nut to loosely secure the frame bracket into place. Now we'll install the conical tooth washer, the teeth of the washer facing the bracket, and then our nut. Just install our fasteners finger tight at this time. Now with our passenger's side installed, I'll repeat the same process on the driver's side. Next, we'll take the 1 3/4" carriage bolt and 3" by 1 1/2" large spacer block. We're going to feed them into the frame using the 1/2" bolt leader provided with the install kit. Then, once we pull it down through the frame through the bottom of our rear bracket, we'll secure it with a conical tooth washer and nut. We've already got our hardware in position, we'll have to slide the carriage bolt and block into the frame. You can use the pre-drilled hole in the bottom or the side. However, you'll need to enlarge it slightly so that we can get our block into the frame. Using a round bit on a drill, we're going to hone it out just enough so we can get our block in place. You could also use a file or a drill bit and drill out a small section so that your block will fit. Now once we have it large enough to get our block in place, we'll go ahead and take the bolt leader, go through the attachment point and out the access hole. Feed the block into the frame, the bolt following. Once we pull it down through the bracket, we'll go ahead and remove the bolt leader and install the conical tooth washer and nut. Keep in mind the teeth of the washer will face the bottom of the bracket. Now, with our passenger's side done, we'll move over to the driver's side and repeat the same process. Next, we need to install the support collars into the hat channel for our rear rail, second row attachment points. The support collar will sit inside the hat channel and once it's tightened down, won't allow the hat channel to be crushed. To make it easier to get it in position, use a bolt leader or pull wire that's provided with the install kit. You can feed the pull wire through the attachment point in the pickup bed, through the collar, then down through the hat channel and bracket. Now, once I've fed the pull wire and collar into the hat channel, I'm going to push it past the attachment point where I can grab the pull wire with a pair of pliers and pull it down through the bottom of the hat channel and the bracket. Now, when settling this collar, it actually made it a little easier on me in that I didn't have to feed my pull wire through the bottom of the hat channel or bracket. As I would push the collar into the hat channel it stood right up against the bottom of the pickup bed and then I just used a pry bar or pliers to push it into position. Now with the passenger's side done, we'll move over to the driver's side and repeat the same process. Now we've got the lower bracket hardware on, then we put the shoulders into the hat channel. We'll re-position the rail back over our attachment points and put our hardware in place. For row number 1, closest to the end of the pickup bed, we're using the 1/2" carriage bolt, 1 3/4" long. Then for row number 2 that goes down through the hat channel, we'll use the 1/2" carriage bolt 4 1/2" long. Now, I'm going to need a little persuasion here on the longer carriage bolt here for the driver's side. I'll just use the soft side of my hammer to tap it in place. Now, to secure the 4 1/2" carriage bolt, we'll be using the 1/2" conical tooth washer and 1/2" nut. For the front row fasteners, the 1 3/4", 1/2" carriage bolt here, we're going to use the same fasteners only we're going to add a U shaped spacer block around the bolt between the bracket and the bottom of the bed so that it will compensate for the bed corrugation and doesn't get smashed as we tighten down our hardware. Once we get our U shaped spacer block in place, we then install the conical tooth washer and nut. Again, we'll install each of our fasteners finger tight until we have them all in place. Now, with the passenger's done, we'll move over to the driver's side and repeat the same process. Now we're ready to put the front rail back over our attachment points. Before we put the rail in place, I'm going to go ahead and set my U shaped spacer blocks into position. This will prevent smashing the bed corrugation when we tighten down the hardware here in the front. Next, using our fifth wheel head or slider, in this case, we're going to set it into position on top of our rails to help square up the rear to front rail. Now with the slider unit in place, we're going to go ahead and take the pins and put it in position. We don't need to install the keepers as we will be taking it back out, but this will help to line up the front and rear rails with each other. We'll go ahead and position our front bracket on the outside of the frame with our U bolt going from inside out to secure it with our 1/2" conical tooth washer and 1/2" nut. Again, we'll just install our fasteners finger tight this time. With our passenger's side installed, I'll move over to the driver's side and repeat the same process. Now, with our front brackets in place, for the third row through the bracket, we'll go ahead and take our carriage bolts, drop them down through the base rail, through the pickup bed and for the front row, we'll simply go down through the pickup bed where we'll secure it with additional fasteners. Now, for the fourth row, front rail, closest to the cab, for fasteners that just go down through the base rail and then through the pickup bed, we'll install a block, split lock washer, and then a nut. Here on the passenger's side, you'll also need to work around the shock tower. For our third row fasteners, we'll have a conical tooth washer, teeth facing the bracket, and then a 1/2" nut. Move over to the passenger's side and repeat the same process. Now we're ready to start tightening down our fasteners. We'll tighten down the carriage bolts that go through the pickup bed and our brackets first. After we tighten those down, we'll then tighten down the fasteners that secure the brackets to the frame. Once we have all the fasteners tightened down, we'll then go and torque to specifications a indicated in the instructions. Keep in mind when tightening and torquing our hardware, each process we do here on one side, we're going to repeat identically on the opposite side. Now, with all the installed fasteners secured and torqued to specifications, we're going to go ahead, pull our pins, take our slider unit out, and re-install it to make sure it lines up nicely. Now we know we've got a good fit and our pins go in nice and easily, let's check and make sure that the unit will slide. We'll pull our handle out, lock it, and then slide it. Now that we know our slider is operational, we'll need to install 2 more fasteners. They're going to go on the rear edge of both base rails in the dead center. We'll install an additional 1/2"carriage bolt that will go down through the U shaped spacer block, through the pickup bed, and then get fasteners underneath. We'll need to drill it out. Again, we'll use a small pilot bit and then open it up to a 1/2" size. Now with the hole drilled out, we'll slide our block in place and drop our carriage bolt in position. Now our fasteners will get a spacer block, split lock washer, and a 1/2" nut. We'll repeat the same process for the second rail. Once we have our hardware installed finger tight, we'll go ahead and run it down, then we can torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now, with all our fasteners installed, secured, and torqued to specifications, we can go ahead and re-install the wiring harness and air lines that we removed earlier. Now, with our install complete, we can go ahead and re-install the rear wheels and we're ready to hit the road. With that, that's going to complete the install of the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part number C16420-204, on our 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish - C16420-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (93 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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The kit was pretty easy to install, instructions were good and there are no issues after one year. Of course laying on the ground in the driveway while installing the kit by myself has its challengers, a lift would have been nice, but not having to drill the frame made it so much easier to do. 680157



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Love that the in bed trailer wiring harness was plug and play easy install. 683111



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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

The produce works great just the ( you tube video ) and the print out instructions are little off 516391



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Fast service the hitch was sent the same day that it was ordered. Very helpful staff when I had a question. 429003


Comments
Love the hitch. Works great i have a 41 foot trailer and the slider rail makes it easy to back into tight spaces
Don H - 09/05/2018

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

If you are towing with a Dodge with a boxed frame...This kit works perfectly. Every bend...every bolt hole...every piece and par of this kit fit perfectly....No holes to drill... 159195


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Still looks new after near constant use
Duane I - 11/04/2015

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2011 Dodge Ram Pickup

This is a well put together package. The fact that you do not have to drill the frame makes things much easier. That said, it is still a lot of work and if you do not have all the tools needed and a lift you will be at this install for quiet some time. The spare tire has to be removed and if there is a spare tire shield it will have to go as well. The inner fenders need to come out and at that point you will find it is easier if the tires and wheels are out of the way. It is a bit of work to get the right rear bracket in with the tail pipe in place. Also the spacers that go into the frame are also hard to get in place. Lastly, you will still have to drill holes in the bed. With all this work required, I am very glad that I did not have to drill the frame also. 647259



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2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

Installed on a 2012 Ram 3500 long box. The rail kit itself is excellent and appears to be very strong. I was able to install with the truck on the ground and the tires on. I did have to remove the inner fender liners to access some of the bolts for torquing. I do not see how the nuts can be brought to proper torque without the use of a 3/4 inch crowsfoot, as it is impossible to get a socket on some of the nuts. The shock mount welded to the frame on one side is an example...it prevents the use of a socket. The single most important step is measuring properly because there is very little margin for error. The etrailer.com video was very helpful. Took me about 6 hrs without jack stands or a lift, but I'm very happy with the finished product and they went on without interfering with my AIR LIFT 57295 LoadLifter 5000 Series Rear Air Spring Kit. 425336


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So far excellent!!!
Don C - 08/26/2018

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Same review as the hitch. 746207



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Product fits perfect. Easy installation. Thanks 737750



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Curt installation kit took all the guessing out of the install. 730449



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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

I was happy with the transaction with etrailer. The website was very helpful in finding what I needed. The product was received ahead of the committed date. The only problem was with the packaging. Some of the boxes were pretty beat-up and the parts were scratched with the finish damaged. That was a little disappointing. 721446



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The accessories weren't correct for my application but upon researching etrailer products was able to find the correct brackets for use under body. 717809



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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Thanks etrailer for your prompt service and excellent products 698364



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Great Buy 681211



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This was my first purchase from E-trailer. It was a very good experience. Prior to ordering I had some questions and called for assistance. The representative, Kaylyn R. was very helpful. My order was placed and arrived 2 days later!! The product was just as represented and fitment was perfect. Thank you for an excellent experience. I will definitely recommend and use this business again. 677732



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The shipping estimate was perfect and delivered on time. Haven’t had the opportunity to tow with it yet, but the hitch came with minor scratches and small dents due to shipping. Definitely would still recommend. 678094



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Installation of whole package, Hitch, Rails and Elect connection took me about 8 hrs. Took my time and had to back step a few time. But, Instructions were easy to under stand and components are high quality. 634472



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Very pleased etrailer.com and very appreciative with customer service because when receiving order from UPS the box was torn open and majority of hardware was missing. After taking inventory i called customer service explaining how it arrived the representative immediately ordered another hardware kit shipping out same evening, the install took about four hours with one small modification to a mounting bracket. Works great and very pleased so far 610498



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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Shipped fast. 603072


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Good. Fit rite works rite
Ray - 02/07/2020

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Watched the video, and went by instructions, took my time, turn out great. 577372



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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

shipped promptly,every thing was as stated,no missing parts,great service 567694



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Rail kit very easy to install on my short bed dodge 558645



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Fits great ,works fine. 540265



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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very happy with purchase. High quality and vehicle specific kit was very easy to bolt right to my truck. Would recommend it to anyone. 529175



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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

They called me to verify my shipping address because we have strange address out here. Which was good because I had gotten it wrong. They fixed it and I recieved my hitch in two days. I was very happy with the shipping time. 487698


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    Based on price and estimated installation time, I would recommend the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 you referenced over the comparable Reese installation kits. The Curt custom kit and Curt rails will fit with the Reese 5th wheel and there is a shorter estimated time of installation for the Curt custom kit on your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab with 6-foot bed. The kit includes the brackets, rails, and installation hardware. I have provided a link to the installation...
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  • Will a HiJacker 5th Wheel Trailer hitch Fit Curt Rails in a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
    It looks like your HiJacker 5th wheel hitch has the 4 tabs at the corners of the base that fit in industry standard above the bed rails. On industry standard rails there are 3 sets of mounting holes. The inner set is 10 inches apart on center, the next set out are 20-1/2 inches apart on center, and the outer set is 29 inches apart on center. From front to back the mounting holes are 22 inches apart on center. If the mounting tabs on the hitch are spaced 10, 20-1/2, or 29 inches apart...
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  • Recommendation of Install Kit For Husky/Valley Fifth Wheel in 2011 Dodge 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed
    The Curt Custom Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets, part # C16420-204, will fit your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed. This kit is an above bed installation kit. I am including a link to the installation instructions for you. If the Husky/Valley 20K fifth wheel hitch that you have requires the under bed mounting system (UBS), you will not be able to use the hitch as there is no Valley UBS system for your truck. You can also use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails...
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  • Will Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 Fit 2008 Ram 2500 Mega Cab with 6-Ft Bed
    Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 does fit your 2008 Ram 2500 Mega Cab with 6-foot bed. It fits this truck configuration for model years 2006 through 2009 and is a no-drill installation. An install video is linked for you showing a 2009 Ram. With these base rails in place you can install any industry-standard 5th wheel hitch from brands like Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky.
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