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

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
  • Made in USA


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

C16420-204 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16420-204 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2006 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - excluding Mega Cab

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - excluding Mega Cab

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed




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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 - C16420-204 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt custom fit fifth wheel installation kit with the carbide 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 six foot bed or the eight foot bed. Now on a 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 will show you if this will work for your application. Now these custom brackets right here, they're designed to mount beneath your truck bed. They provide the attachment points for you fifth wheel rails to connect to.

These are a custom fit bracket. They mount to existing holes that are already in your vehicle's frame. It helps minimize the amount of drilling that's required and your installation time is cut in half when compared with universal bracket systems. Now the base rails right here, these will attach to the mounting brackets. They sit in your truck bed and it allows the installation of the fifth wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. These are visible, above bed rails.

These happen to have a nice carbide finish to them. Now this part includes everything shown here on the table and 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 fifth wheel hitches from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley. That should do it for the review on the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit with carbide finish rails for the Dodge Ram and Ram Trucks.


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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (82 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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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


Comments

Still looks new after near constant use

Duane I - 11/04/2015

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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

What a Pain in the Butt. Watch the Video. It will help. Be ready to order additional parts/spacers if needed. You can do it by yourself but could really use another person at times. The rear tire removal is very helpful. Drop the rear drivers side shock tower. Then the back is pretty easy. The front is a pain. My brackets didn't reach up to the bed so I had to use spacers on top and bottom. Didn't have enough to do it so I had to order more. The screws for that location were too short so I had to go to Lowes to get longer ones. Those were a pain to get the nut on. I am still working on getting that done. Other than that, it does work. 168916



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2011 Dodge Ram Pickup

THE RAILS AND BRACKETS WERE JUST AS DESCRIBED AND CAME VERY QUICKLY AND REASONABLY PRICED. THE INSTRUCTIONS WERE VERY HELPFUL INCLUDING THE VIDEO ONLINE. INALL IT TOOK ME ABOUT 5 HOURS TO INSTALL WITH TAKING MY TIME TO DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING. IT FIT JUST AS IT SAYS AND FIT MY PICKUP PERFECTLY. GREAT PRODUCT AND GREAT COMPANY 150395


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I still have no complaints I have pulled my 35ft fifth wheel camper multiple times already and it did great. I have since recommended etrailer site to everybody I know that needs hitches. Thank you again for making it so easy to order and install!

Sequel - 09/09/2015

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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

2005 Ram 2500 Quad Cab Short Bed. Xlnt kit, easy install. The installation instructions could have been better. I suggest watching the video on youtube and setting up the rails and hitch on the garage floor first. Take measurements between rail hole rows (row 2 to row 3 - 17 3/4") and add 3/4" for front bed support clearance - 18 1/2". Looking over a rear tire and measuring from the front bed support, My row 2 needed to be rear of center by 1/2". This puts my rear rail at 26 1/4 instead of 26 3/4" from the tailgate. Then everything lined up perfect. The fish wire provided really works great ( threads on to the bolt like a nut). My only problem was the spacer that gets fished with the carriage bolt was to wide for the large hole in my frame. I cut a 1/4" off the spacer and that was the only modification I made to this kit. Not all trucks are the same. XLNT kit, I was impressed ! 27345


Comments

This is a little confusing. Is the correct measurement 26 34 or 26 1/4 ??I installed a Curt rail kit a couple years ago. I do recall that if you use the instructiondimension...things line up better on a Dodge front rail if everything would have been about a 1/2 inch further rearward. Is there any way this can be clarified? I am starting on another install today. thanks.

-- comment by: Jerry C - 03/27/2014

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The most current instructions for part # C16420
Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram
$166.95
rail kit state that the measurement from end of bed to rear most edge of the rear rail is 26-3/4 inches on a 6 foot bed. Check out the instructions linked on the product page for more details and a couple of diagrams.

-- Patrick B - 3/28/2014


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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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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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2012 Ram 2500

It installed just as advertised, the video was helpful but the one I found on YouTube shows an actual install which was even more help by showing some of the minor issues during installation. The written directions were well done too. Also a quality product with a very good website to help order the right parts with ease. 433136


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After 1 year still working as when I installed it, nothing loosened up and solid the rails are a definite plus.

Ed S - 09/17/2018

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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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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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Shipped fast. 603072



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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

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



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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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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Fitment was perfect in my 2012 ram 2500! The curt direct fit brackets and rails were an overly simple install! If you have 3 hours to spare and no helper this is why he way to go! Looks close to cab with a 2017 sandpiper 379FLOK but you would be surprised with the clearances of the cab to coach, very good fitment! FYI just follow retorque specs. The u-bolts bind/settle/get aligned and need another tug via torque wrench. I received my packages today and pulled my coach 180 miles after install and I’m very pleased with parts delivery time and ease of install! Thanks again etrailer for a great product 484339



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

I spent a few hours researching hitches before i settled on the Curt installation kit to go with my Anderson hitch. The directions were easy to follow, but i recommend watching the video as well. I installed this on my 2007 Dodge 2500 on my garage floor. I am sure this added a bit more time to the install, but for my first ever hitch install I had it installed and cleaned up in about 3 hours. I would definitely recommend this installation kit. etrailer was also very responsive to make sure they had my correct mailing info since I use a P.O. box for mail. 472295



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This is the second time I used this hitch mount. It wasn’t too hard to install on the ground. A vehicle lift, as shown on the product video, makes it look a lot easier but install is still very doable. The video is necessary to have in addition to the enclosed instructions. The ordering staff has always been friendly and knowledgeable about the product. etrailer will continue to be my first stop for all my RV products. 462984



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

My ordered arrived a day early! Extremely fast shipping! This kit made the install very easy on my 07 Ram 3500. I highly recommend this kit!!! 455064



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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup

Solid kit but the no drill kit specifics for my 2010 ram 2500 were off. I had to make a few modifications to the front right side of the kit and had to force the fit. 448194



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2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great product glad I purchased it. 441968



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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Perfect fit. Everything lined up as it was designed. Installed by myself in backyard in about 2 hours taking my time. 437446



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2012 Ram 2500

Super good seller, Super good price, Very fast shipping. Everything that I have ever bought from etrailer has been great quality, and I don't think that anyone can beat their price. 428175


Comments

works just as it should, no problems

Ed P - 09/02/2018

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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Excellent quality, no drill feature makes installation go much easier than standard install kit. 413181



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Perfect fit, easy installation. Tows my 41 foot fifth wheel with ease. 377658



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Etrailer is a company that I will recommend to anyone that has the need for trailer equipment. Thank you to the team that got my order shipped ahead of schedule. As for the Curt Q20/R20 hitch and installation kit it was a fairly easy installation on my Dodge Ram 2500. Everything was exactly as the videos on the etrailer site had stated. 377547



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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

I would recommend these products to anyone, every thing I got worked perfectly thanks for a quality product 375767



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

good 372045



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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup

Received my parts to install my 14K Reese 5th wheel hitch in a timely manner and free shipping .. Started the installation on my 2005 Ram 3500 Dually and the parts all fit GREAT... Installation time was exactly what the instructions said ... The following week we hooked up to our 2010 Cougar 34ft RV and left the Wet Coast of the Pacific Northwet and made the 2600 mile adventure to Northern Michigan.... E-TRAILER is AWESOME........ 369286



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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

This is a great kit. Perfect install and instructions. No issues what so ever. The washer plate that goes inside frame rail on the rear mounts would not fit through the holes as mentioned in directions. The bolt feeder wire that comes with the kit is just long enough to reach all the way back where the frame opens, so you can feed the washer through, then the next hole forward is where I put the bolt through. Worked great, installed myself in 2 hours. The YouTube video that Etrailer has on this kit is great as well. Perfect kit. You guys have it figured out! Fast shipping too! 367850



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2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

I'm glad to have, and excited to get it put on, and try out my new camper. Thank you for your prompt and professional service. 363080



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I bought a Curt 5TH wheel hitch and it took a bit longer to install then I planned for but It has worked great the customer service is fantastic! I have told my friends about Etrailer and two of them have bought their hitches from Etrailer you will not find a better price. 351283



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Great price and got here quicker than i expected. .. Kim was very helpful with making sure I got everything I needed for my installation ( and application ) 349339



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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

This is my first hitch. I decided to go this route after finding out the dealership wanted over 1500 to install rails hitch and plug. Install was not too aweful bad I did the install in about 4 hours of everything. I took my time so nothing would be screwed up. The install videos where awesome and very discriptive. 349956



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makes hitch easy to put in or remove its a snap just 4 hitch pins 346110



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Dodge

very good product . takes a little more time to install on the dodge , but that is all good any way. Its been really good product. 345411


Comments

IT take longer on a dodge .

Dvae H - 02/24/2018

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Don't know if the people that installed this messed up but it's a big pain to get the hitch in or out of the rails 345229



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2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

The kit works fine. Just takes a long time to install because dodge didn't leave much room on the frame rails. 334901



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2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Works great 334043



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Your product was as advertised, good quality, and fitment and installation was good 314507



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pat was a great salesman, very help full. had my hitch and bracket kit in 2 days. super fast, best prices around. 312364



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

So here I am 1 year later and 7000 + miles later having towed/hauled a 30' Keystone Cougar with the Curt E16K hitch and bed rails. I installed the item and it was fairly easy with the help of a friend to help tighten bolts and nuts. On the rails I have the E16K Curt Hitch in a 2007 - 2500 Dodge Ram Cummins. I used to remove the Hitch after every trip. That lasted for the first 2-3 times. It is darn heavy to remove and put back in. So now I leave it installed in the truck and remove it when/if I need to haul something in the bed. Hope this helps your decision and Happy Hauling :o) 307811



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Outstanding! Received it the next day after ordering, Was easy to install and follow directions. Maybe including a recommended u tube video for the particular vehicle you are working on would be helpful and especially for first time installers. 302720



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

This is the 2nd order that I have placed with this company. I've been very pleased with the quality of the product and the Great customer service. I Highly recommend etrailer for any of your trailer/towing needs. My next order will be a shock absorber towing system for our 5th wheel. Great job etrailer, keep up the good work. 294316



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very good product. 280157



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2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Product was as described to be easy to install and direction were easy to understand. 275243



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great product, no problem to install. would buy again. thanks walter m. 267888


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  • If the hitch from the 2017 Ram is intended for the factory puck system, such as the B&W # BWRVK3670, then it cannot be installed in a truck with standard 5th wheel base rails. Your 6-foot bed Ram 2500 needs to use a sliding-type 5th wheel hitch like Curt # C16536 in order to have the turning clearance required to avoid the trailer overhang contacting the truck cab. The easiest base rail installation in your 2006 Ram 2500 will be with a custom install kit that requires less drilling....
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2012 Dodge 3500 Dually Megacab with 6 foot 4 inch Bed
  • If your 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 dually has a 6 foot 4 inch bed, then the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204, will work on your truck, see instructions. This kit works with the Mega Cab trucks and on trucks that have overload springs. I spoke with my contact at Curt Mfg. and if your truck has a 64 inch bed they do not recommend using any of their fifth-wheel installation kits in the 2012 Dodge trucks with beds shorter than 6 feet. I checked with our other suppliers...
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  • Is a Sidewinder Pin Box Compatible With a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch?
  • To use any Sidewinder pin box like # RP61452, you will not be able to keep your B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck hitch because it is not made for the torque when turning required for that system. No adapter will solve this. However, there is still a way to allow you to tow a gooseneck trailer using a 5th wheel rail kit. You have a couple options. If you want to keep a clean bed, then you can use the Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30074...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 and RBW Hitch
  • If the mounting tab spacing on the RBW hitch matches industry standard rails then you can use any above the bed 5th wheel installation kit that fits your truck. Industry standard rails have slots spaced 10 inches, 20-1/2 inches, and 29 inches apart on center left to right and 22 inches apart on center front to back. I have included a picture showing the various measurements for you. If you determine your RBW hitch will fit standard rails then I recommend custom installation kit # C16420-204....
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  • Will Air Lift Suspension Kit AL57295 Fit with Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit
  • According to my contact at Air Lift, the LoadLifter 5000 System you mentioned, part # AL57295 is indeed compatible with your 2012 Ram 2500 with the Curt 5th wheel hitch # C16420-204. The system mounts to the bottom of the frame members, and therefore will not interfere with the fifth wheel install brackets.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit/Brackets for a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Yes, the Curt custom fit 5th wheel frame brackets, # C16420, will fit your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 4-door short bed. I have included a couple of links below to videos featuring these brackets. You would use # C16420 if you already have rails or kit # C16420-204 if you need the rails too.
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  • Can the Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation kit be Moved 1/2 Inch Forward on a 2003 Dodge Ram
  • You will want to install the rear rail in Curt 5th wheel installation kit # C16420-204 at the specified distance of 26-3/4 inches on a short bed 2003 Ram. The rail needs to be in that specific location because the brackets that attach to the frame need to go in a certain spot on the frame. If you moved the rail you would either have to move the brackets, and they would not fit properly, or move the rail and then it would not line up with the bracket. The rail placement also will put...
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  • Will Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch # C16115 Fit a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 with Rail Kit C16420-204
  • The Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16115 that you referenced can be used in the bed of your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 with an 8 foot bed once you install the Custom Install Rail Kit part # C16420-204 that you also mentioned. I attached an install video that shows the rail kit being installed in a 2006 Dodge Ram just like yours. That will walk you through the entire process.
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