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

Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide 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 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel installation kit part number C16424-204 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 - Carbide Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16424-204

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.


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


16424 CURT Custom Bracket Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

16204 CURT Universal Carbide Fifth Wheel Base Rails



C16424-204 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16424-204 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2011 - 2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg




Video of Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide 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 - C16424-204 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation kit with the carbide finish rails for the Ford trucks. This is a custom-fit part, this is designed to fit the 2011 to 2016 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 Super Duty trucks with either the 6-3/4' bed or the 8' bed and without the factory rail kit. 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 will mount beneath your truck bed, they are designed to provide the attachment points for your 5th wheel base rails to attach to. These are custom fit brackets, they'll mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame that'll help minimize the amount of drilling that's required and installation time is cut in half when compared with universal bracket systems. The base rails, these will attach to these mounting brackets.

They are designed to sit in the truck bed and they allow the installation of your fifth wheel trailer hitch tube. These rails are above bed rails, they are visible, they do have a nice carbide finish to them. This part includes everything shown here on the table and includes the two above bed base rails, the two mounting brackets one for each side, all the mounting hardware you need to install it, and a nice set of detailed instructions. In this part, it actually even includes the sensor control module relocation bracket also. 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 carbide finish rails for the Ford trucks..


Customer Reviews

Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish - C16424-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (72 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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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Arrived promptly and undamaged. I’m going to use this with an Andersen Ultimate hitch and have my RV dealer do the install. 468814



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All of the towing products I purchased were as advertised and easily installed by myself. I look at there web often and will order from them again. Thanks for excellent products and prices. 465360



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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Very pleased with etrailer.com. All product information and reviews help make decision very easy. Very quick delivery and installation instructions are very easy to follow. Purchased 5th wheel hitch and custom wiring extension for my 2014 F250. 391769


Comments

Thanks for the follow up. I’ve enjoyed the products ease of installation and use. I easily hook up my 5th wheel camper by myself and have had no issues. Great products!

Mike S - 06/09/2018

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Nerf bars fit as advertised and have held up excellently after a year of abuse. Can't imagine my wife getting in or out without these. 483356



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

2016 F350 crew standard box. Installation went well with the videos help in about 3 hrs. The bolt leader provided really helped on the driver side. 387131



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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I put this on my 2015 F-250 mostly by myself yesterday...BTW, ordered on a Monday late evening and had product on my property Friday noon with regular free shipping! Definitely used the video to help with installation. It really helps to have a jack that gets the vehicle high enough to work on to give you some room under the truck...(Don't forget safety jacks too!). Impact wrench is a huge help--saves time, so if you can have one for this job it is a pleasure! I used my Milwaukee 1/2" M18 impact wrench a lot. Need to take wheels off, drop spare also. The whole job, including Curt A16 5th Wheel and harness took about 4 hours for me, with some help placing bolts so I wouldn't have to go under and over to the bed a bunch of times. Two people is better, but can do by yourself. Quality seems to be good and fitment is very nice. Great job all around etrailer.com!! 371332



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Product was an exact fit for my 2016 F350 (I have Dual wheels but the kit fits both SW and DRW to my understanding.) I've paid up to $400 labor to have rails mounted in 3 previous trucks. This kit and the videos made me sure that I could do it myself, and I was right. Take your time, measure twice before drilling, and save some money. It took me about 4 hours, but only because I was being extremely cautious with a brand new vehicle. I did learn that the person that installed my previous hitch didn't follow directions as they put the spacers on the top of the bed instead of between the bed and the mounting plates in my previous truck. Getting the spacers in was the tricky part (and probably why the last installer I used didn't do it right). After seeing several other rail installations...I am much more comfortable with the way these mount to a solid rail bracket that is definitely secured better to the frame using heavy duty hardware and no drilling. Great product! 289607


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Rails have been in place for a year and used many times. Absolutely no issues and the bolts have all remained tight, thanks to the proper torque.

Richard P - 08/31/2017

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The instlulation was easy . worked very good . Would sugest a little better paint 625413



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This kit was easy to install and as usual it is a superior product at a great price. Thanks. 613226



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This kit was easy to install and as usual it is a superior product at a great price. Thanks. 613224



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This was a perfect fit. Made installation so easy rather than generic installation kit. The holes matched perfectly for my 2015 F350 6 1/4 ft. Bed. Easy to follow instructions. Took about 3 hours to install everything. I also purchased the Curt slider hitch. 604822



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2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great product. Went together great. Would recommend this to anyone. 580352



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2018 Toyota Highlander

I ordered this product on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at around 8am. I received my package Monday, September 10th, 2018, which was incredibly quick. So thank you for that. I noticed that on the big “E-Trailer” box, there was a gash in the box. As I opened the e-trailer box, 2 of the gold flange nuts where there, just rolling around. I took the rails out, and made sure that no other hardware was in the big box. After I made sure the rails where going to match the hitch that I have(SuperGlide 2300), I opened the Curt box(which also had about a 6” gash in it, and all of the hardware was in the box. Nothing in the ripped open hardware bag, except for the instructions. I then got incredibly nervous, hoping that none of the hardware fell out of both boxes, and was missing. Luckily, all the hardware was there. As I took the frame rails out, I noticed that they were scratched, and dinged(most likely from the free rolling hardware, and abuse the package took while being shipped). However, the whole installation process was easy, and the instructions made it easy install. The products are extremely durable(in my opinion). So, I gave it three stars because of the packaging, and the “damage” that the product received. However, I give the actual product 5 stars. 564120



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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Very easy to install and went just as described. No issues. Took about 90 min said and done 561801



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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

This is the 2nd time I have installed a Curt Custom 5th wheel installation kit. This time it was for a 2014 Ford F250 short bed. As usual the customer service and delivery was outstanding. I watched the video and read the instructions and installation was very uneventful. No missing or spare parts ! Took about 3 1/2 hours and I was working alone. The custom brackets are the only way to go! Installed my sliding hitch and took the 5th wheel on a test drive. I have been an etrailer customer for years and have always received exceptional service and fast delivery ! 555699



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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Well built! Assembly was simple, directions were accurate and easy to follow. Contained all hardware needed. A strong magnet inside of frame to hold bolts in place while starting the nuts makes for a one man install. Would buy again for sure. 554428



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2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Product fit perfect, extremely fast shipping ordered Friday afternoon had it at my door on Tuesday mid morning took 45 minutes to install well worth every penny spent extremely heavy duty would recommend to anyone with a fifth wheel. 553847



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Easy install and the description is ac curate. 547151



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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Hello George I wanted to let you know I just received my 5th wheel curt hitch rails and brackets for my 2014 Ford F250. I was very pleased the way the order was processed. I received the hitch 3 days after I ordered it. Amazing!! I really love the Carbide finish! I will send more info. when I get it installed. 507874



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Ford F-250 Super Duty

The installation went okay on a Ford F-250. The key to the install, was watching the video. If I was going to do it over I would have started the very first drill hole in the truck bed from the bottom as the support members on the truck frame and the 5th wheel support member are very close to each other. 496680



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Ford Edge

The custom fit rail and bracket assembly for me was a no brainer. I am good at putting things together and by trade a maintenance tech. I was able to put it in the truck in the 4 hour time frame but not as instructed. The brackets fit great. The rail placement was easy to understand but the hole came out on the edge of the small humps in the bed. This means careful drilling to keep it straight. It is not possible to use a step drill as stated because of the truck rail under the bed. If you did use one the hole on the bed would be larger than needed. If the rail was about 1 1/2 longer it would come out in the center of the humps and make for a very easy placement. This is the manufacturers problem. It still came out great and I am happy with my purchase. I hope to pick up my camper next week. 484661



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Nice product shipped as described very happy with installation 479099



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Install was easy everything lined up as it was supposed to. 473494



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exellent qualty , great price , thanks 472827



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I love the product it was a great purchase with easy to follow instructions. 468892



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Ford F-250 Super Duty

High quality, perfet fit for my F250. 464717



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Easy install. 460256



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The instructions were easy to follow, took about six hours to install as I took my time, measured, remeasured and then followed up every step. I’m sure it could be done in half or third the time but I was in no rush. Everything was in the box as ordered and the buying process was easy. Highly recommend etrailer. 458352



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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Perfect fit and easy install. Best price, I do a lot of research before I purchase. 439004



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Rails worked great and were easy to ins tall. 436383



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Everything was great 422151



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Once I got the rails installed in my 2016 FORD F305( with plenty of ease) almost immediately I went pick up a fifth wheel travel trailer (approximately 14,500#) stopped once to check the hardware, HAD ABSOLUTELY NO ISSUES WITH ANY OF THE HITCH. Thank you for such a good and dependable product, and yes I have even recommended it to others. Earl Breaux 408019



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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

GREAT product, GREAT price, GREAT folks to deal with! Installed easily, followed the online video and everything went together perfectly. I did move my gas tank vent line on the left side as I was afraid the center bolt head would rub a hole in it but not a big deal. Etrailer is terrific! 400186



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Works great easy installation took me only one hour thanks 395626



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Been happy with the product overall. Chain is already rusted and I live in San Diego where it doesn't rain much. When detaching, I find I need to move the truck up and back a skosh (sp?) to release the clamp. this is my first purchase so they may all do this. I have a 8 foot bed and pull a 40 foot 5th wheeler and would probably purchase again. 387105


Comments

If the handle is not releasing the kingpin is binding with the jaws. The hitch needs weight on it to couple and uncouple so it makes sense that you have to move the truck back a bit to release the jaws.

-- Heather A - 10/09/2017

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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Package came in in good condition. Checked all parts and all there and good condition 372914



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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

made installing a fifthwheel hitch in my new F250 a breeze 357558



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Easy assembly heavy duty like it alot 356481



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I found that the service was great went out of her way to make sure I had the right parts. Very fast and the quality was excellent wish there was more company's like yours!! Thanks so much Rodney 355594



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

everything work great 351737



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Product was delivered fast install was quick and easy directions could have been a little better. I will order all of my towing needs from etrailer 351527



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Wonderful Product. Installed easily in only 2.5 hours! Love it! The product is Great, however the service at etrailer.com is AMAZING! Terrific experience, incredibly fast shipping and a really competitive price! If I need it, and etrailer.com sells it, I'll buy it from them!!!! 347455


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I am so pleased with the Hitch and the kit, they have been trouble-free and the price and quality cant be beat. We just returned from a 2800 mile trip, and the Curt Hitch worked like a champ! Thanks for following up with me, and for offering such a Great Product! The Customer Service from etrailer is Wonderful!

Sean O - 03/05/2018

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Fast shipping and fantastic support. Finished the installed easily with the assistance of the online video provided for this product. I would recommend etrailer to anyone. 346495



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Arrived quickly and was as described-instructions were just a bit hazy but managed to work through them. 315953



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Erika was very helpful. Thank you. 310382



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Product came in 4 days boxes were a little damage but nothing was damaged inside everything was good. 309222



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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

After reviewing hitches and deciding on a fixed hitch, decided to order from etrailer.com. The product arrived quick and the customer service has been top notch!! Had the hitch installed this week, and pick up our new fifth wheel this weekend! 308473



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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great product took about 3 hrs with simple hand tools will take 2 people if only one holds bolt in bed. Highly recommended for anyone with simple tool knowledge 306103



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Looks like a very heavy duty 5th wheel kit and should work great. The box it came in should have been a little bigger 305411



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Service and product was amazing. I saved $500 doing install myself with the video links etrailer sent me. 304402


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  • Correct Installation Position for Curt 5th Wheel Install Kit C16424-204 in 2014 Ford F-350 Longbed
  • The Curt custom 5th wheel installation kit # C16424-204 is a confirmed fit in your 2014 Ford F-350 with 8-foot bed and without the factory rail kit. The installation instructions, which are linked for you, indicate the correct position of the front base rail. The REAR edge of the FRONT rail should be positioned 54-3/16-inches from the rear edge of the truck bed (not the tailgate, but the bed itself). You can check your installation to ensure this is where your front rail is installed. In...
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  • Air Bag Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250 with Curt Fifth Wheel Rails Installed
  • Firestone makes an air bag kit that is compatible with your 2016 Ford F-250 and is designed to be also compatible with fifth wheel rails installed in the truck bed. For that the Firestone kit part # F2597 would be what you need. This will work well with the # C16424-204 rail kit which is also a fit for your truck.
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  • Installation Instructions for Fifth Wheel Install Kit on 2013 Ford F-250
  • The exact instructions that you need will depend on which rail kit you have. Here's a list of the kits we have that will fit your 2013 Ford F-250 and we have the installation instructions for you: Reese # RP56016-53 # RP30126 # RP50026-58 # RP30035 B&W # BWRVK2401 Curt # C16424-204 Demco # DM8553000-12 # DM8552000-71 The install details are attached for each kit. As well as a video on several of them.
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  • Dimensions Used to Install Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # C16424-204
  • When installing the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16424-204 the distance from the rear truck bed edge to the rear of the fron rail is going to be 54-3/16 inches. You'll use the fifth wheel hitch to place the rear rail once you have the front rail positioned. This ensures you install the rear rail perfectly in relation to the front rail.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Kit and Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-250
  • For a custom fit Curt fifth wheel rail kit confirmed to fit your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a short bed you would want the Curt kit part # C16424-204. I attached an install video for this product as well. If instead you are looking for a gooseneck hitch the Curt part # C60720 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit. If you were looking for a way to be able to have a fifth wheel hitch and a gooseneck hitch installed in your truck you would need the B and W Turnover part...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Rail Kit Recommendation for 2011 Ford F-250 for Curt Hitch
  • For your 2011 Ford F-250 you would want to go with a custom fit fifth wheel rail kit as it will minimize drilling and install time when compared to a universal kit. For that I would recommend the part # C16424-204. This is a Curt rail kit which will match your Curt hitch and work well.
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  • Carbide Finish Frame Brackets for 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • Yes, the Carbide finish frame brackets you are looking for are the # C16424. These are a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6-3/4 Foot Bed. I have linked them to this page for your convenience.
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  • Will Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Brackets Fit 2015 Ford F-350 with DEF Tank
  • Yes, the Curt fifth wheel trailer hitch bracket kit # C16424-204 will fit in your 2015 Ford F-350 that has a DEF tank. The kit will mount industry standard rails in your truck's bed for a hitch like the Curt A25 # C16180. If you'd also like to install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck's bed you can use # 20110. I've linked some videos on each product for you as well.
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