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Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Gloss Finish

Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Gloss Finish

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket and base rail kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and includes everything you need for installation. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt fifth wheel installation kit part number C16424-104 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Gloss Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16424-104

  • Curt
  • Above the Bed
  • Custom

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket and base rail kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and includes everything you need for installation.


  • 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
    • Cuts installation time in half compared with universal bracket systems
  • Kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have gloss black finish to match your hitch
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley
  • Assembled in the USA

16424 CURT Custom Bracket Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

16104 CURT Universal Gloss Fifth Wheel Base Rails

Installation Details C16424-104 Installation instructions

Video of Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Gloss Finish

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Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16424-104 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit with the gloss-finish rails for the Ford trucks. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2011 to 2016 Ford F250, F350, F450 super-duty trucks with either the 6-3/4-foot bed or the 8-foot bed and without the factory rail kit. On a custom fit part, I always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this will worK for your application. These custom brackets right here will mount beneath your truck bed. They do provide the attachment points for the fifth wheel rails to connect to.

These are custom-fit brackets. They mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame so there's no drilling required. Installation time is cut in half when compared with the universal bracket systems. The base rails right here, these will attach to your mounting brackets. The base rails are what will sit in your truck bed and they allow the installation of your fifth wheel hitch to your vehicle. The rails are visible.

They are above-bed rails. They do have a nice gloss finish to them. This part includes everything shown here on the table. The two above-bed base rails, the two mounting brackets, one for each side, all the mounting hardware you need, a nice set of detailed instructions and it even includes the sensor control module relocation bracket. 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 the gloss finish rails for the Ford trucks.

Customer Reviews

Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Gloss Finish - C16424-104

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket and base rail kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and includes everything you need for installation.

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- C16424-104

This is a great product, install took about 90 min, fit was great on 2011 f-250 . Couple that with free shipping, u can't go wrong.


Ask the Experts about this Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Installing Curt C16036 Puck Compatible 5th Wheel Hitch in 2014 Ford F250 Without Pucks
    The Curt A25 hitch you referenced, part # C16036 is designed to fit directly into the factory pucks installed into the bed of trucks equipped with the factory tow/prep package. If your truck doesn't have the pucks in the bed, there are two alternatives to make that hitch work with your truck. You could use the # C16424-104 custom 5th wheel install bracket/rail kit you'd looked at, but you'd first need to remove the puck-compatible legs on your hitch and replace them with rail-compatible...
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  • Fitment 2021 F-350 Dually
    The Curt # C16424-104 that you referenced is not a fit for a 2021. You will need the Curt # C16424 bracket kit and the Curt # C16204 Universal Base Rails. These 43" Rails are compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky. Their low profile takes very little room in your truck bed.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    Congratulations on your 5th wheel purchase. yes, the Curt installation kit, # C16424-104, will fit a 2012 Ford F-250 short bed as long as it is not a step side bed. This is a custom installation kit that requires NO drilling into the frame to install the below bed brackets. This makes installation easier and quicker. For a short bed truck you will need a slider like # 16516. The slider hitch can be slid back when making tight turns to give you the clearance you will need between the...
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  • Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2019 Ford F-250 With Long Wheel Base
    The Curt Kit that you referenced is for older Ford trucks. The correct custom 5th wheel installation kit is the Curt # C16428-204. This will work for 2019 F-250s without the OEM prep package, and on 6-3/4 foot or 8 foot beds.
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  • Which Curt Base Rail and Brackets for 2002 Ford F-350 with 8 Foot Bed
    I have a solution for you to install industry standard base rails for a 5th wheel hitch but the Curt # C16424-104 are not a confirmed fit on the 2002 Ford F-350 and are designed for 2011 and newer Super Duty trucks. Instead you'll want to use the Curt # C16443-204, which are also a custom installation bracket that will minimize drilling. I've linked a short review video of this kit for you to check out.
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  • Correct Curt Custom 5th Wheel Rail Kit for a 2008 Ford F-250
    The correct Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for your 2008 Ford F-250 is part # C16448-204 on our site. The Kit # C16424-104 that you referenced fits 2011 - 2015 years of the F-250. The # C16448-204 kit will give you the same industry standard base rail mounting points for a 5th wheel hitch though so it will still work for your application. If you don't already have a 5th wheel hitch then I recommend going with the Curt A20 5th wheel hitch because it features jaws that provide secure...
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  • Will PullRite SuperGlide 2900 Work On 2016 Ford F-250 With Curt Rails
    Yes, you can use the PullRite SuperGlide 2900 Model 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford part # C16424-104 (part # C16104 + part # C16424).
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  • Clearance for Aux Fuel Tank when installing Curt Q20 # C16536
    Thank you very much for your question, we want to make sure you have enough room to fit your auxiliary fuel tank when installing a Curt Q20 5th wheel. I talked to the manufacturer and they recommended the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit # C16424-104 this will provide up to 61'' of clearance when installing your 5th wheel hitch on the short bed. The size of the fuel tank would also factor in. On the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with R20 Slider # C16536 for example, the Hitch...
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  • Will Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Fit a 2013 Ford F-350 Diesel and DEF Tank
    The Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # C16424-104 does not exclude the diesel models of the 2013 Ford F-350. The DEF tank should not be an issue at all and you will be able to install this installation kit. You can also use # RP50026-58 which was specifically designed to not interfere with the DEF tank.
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  • Installation Time for Husky 5th Wheel Hitch of 2011 Ford F250 Short Bed
    Husky Towing estimates about a 3-1/2 hour install time for someone experienced in fifth wheel installation. Reese offers the # RP56016-53 install kit which lists a 3-1/2 hour install time, because no drilling is required to install the frame mounted brackets, which certainly would save some time. Curt offers the # C16424-104 which requires no drilling and has an estimated install time of about 2-1/2 hours. Any of the three installation kits mentioned above would be compatible with...
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  • Comparing Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 2014 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    The difference between Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kits # C16424-104 and # C16424-204 is just the finish of the rails. Kit # C16424-204 has a carbide finish making it more flat or matte black. Kit # C16424-104 has a gloss finish making it more shiny. But you can bet that considering what it is and wear its going it will not stay shiny for long. Curt hitch # C16536 is just the hitch and slider base. The installation kit is sold separately and it will fit in either kit since...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit For A 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Your 2006 Ford F-250 requires Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Item # C16448-104. Item # C16424-104 is designed to fit the 2011-2016 Ford F-250. I would also recommend adding in bed wiring like the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector Item # C56070. This wiring harness will allow you to plug you 7-pole plug from your trailer into a 7 pin connector in the bed of the truck rather than at the bumper. The cable stays contained inside the bed and doesn't...
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  • Is the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with a TrailAir Pin Box
    The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16130, is compatible with a TrailAir pin box as well as other air ride pin boxes. It is not compatible with Sidewinder or Revolution pin boxes because they do not pivot at the fifth wheel hitch. Instead they pivot using a turret at the opposite end of the pin box. To prevent the Sidewinder or Revolution pin boxes from pivoting at the hitch, they use a wedge just behind the king pin that locks the pin box in one position at the hitch head. This wedge...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2013 Ford F-350 Long Bed
    We do have a Curt 5th wheel installation kit that will fit your 2013 Ford F-350 long bed but # C16448-104 is designed for older models and will not fit your truck. You will need Curt custom install kit # C16424-204 for carbide finish or # C16424-104 for glossy. Keep in mind that glossy doesn't stay glossy for long! I have linked a video showing an example installation of these kits. For a 5th wheel hitch you can't go wrong with the Curt Q25 # C16265. It's rated for 25,000 pounds gross...
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