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

  • 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.


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
  • Assembled 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




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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 5th Wheel Kit Installation - 2014 Ford F-250

Today on our 2014 Ford F-250 we'll be installing the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit, part number C-1-6-4-2-4-dash-2-0-4. Here's what our rails look like once they've been installed. As you can see, it hardly takes up any space over our bed. Our bed is still very usable. They don't stick out an excessive amount from the bottom of our bed. It's a nice clean installation, a very durable power coat finish on them.

They'll give us many years of service. We'll be able to attach multiple different devices to them such as fifth wheels, goose neck adapter plates and any other thing that utilizes fifth wheel rails. He's what our installation kit comes with. We have our fifth wheel rails, our frame brackets and all of our installation hardware we need, including one fish wire. Then there's a bracket to relocate a sensor underneath the vehicle. We may or may not need this part. We'll begin our installation by placing our front rail on the bed of our truck at the prescribe distance found in the instructions.

Then we'll center it along our weld seam. Right here on the weld seam, we're an eight of an inch short of three inches. It's the same here so we know we have it in our bed square. Compare that measurement to the measurement on the other side. Eighth of an inch short of three and an eight of an inch short of three.

Now we know we have our rail on the proper position. Our rear outer hole on our front rail, we need to mark and center punch it. We'll do the same on both locations. All right. Now we're on the driver side of our vehicle. We'll hold our driver side frame bracket in position, making sure the hole we center punch lines up.

You can see we have our bracket in place. There's where our center punch is so it lines up about right in the middle so we're perfect there. We'll double check on the other side real quick. Now we'll drill a pirate hole where we made our indentions in the bed using the punch. Now we'll have to use our step bit and we'll drill all of our holes to a nine sixteenths. We'll repeat the same process on the other side. We're going to hold our driver side frame rail in place and, from underneath the vehicle, we will install our hardware to hold it into position. We have the bolts installed on the spacer. We will go right in this hole here, we'll install the bolt through like so. Come on the other side and we'll place our nut on to hold the bracket in place. We do the same as we did for the other bolt right here on this lower forward hole right here. Twist your nut on. We'll repeat the same process on the passenger side. With our frame rails attached now, we'll drop down our carriage bolts for our front rail. With our front rail in position and our two carriage bolts drop down, we set our unassembled fifth wheel into position over the front rail so we have the location to align our rear rail up into position now. We'll get our rear rail slid as close as possible, lift up on our slider. Now we'll take one of our U-shaped spacers and we'll install it between our bed corrugation and our frame bracket, wrap it around the bolt that we dropped down. May need to twist it in position with a pry bar. With our fifth wheel attached to our front and rear rails, we can now drill out our holes for our rear rail. We're going to be using the outermost hole on both sections of the rail. Drill a pilot hole first. With all of our outside holes drilled, we'll drill a pilot hole for our rear rail, back position closest to the tailgate center hole. We'll do the center hole on the back section of our front rail and then we'll finish drilling pilot holes for our front rail on the remaining outer holes. Now we'll enlarge all of our holes to the final size. With all of our holes enlarged, we'll drop down our remaining bolts. With all ten of our bolts now dropped down from up top, we can go underneath and install the rest of our hardware. We want to make sure we put our U-spaced spacers in where our bed is raised in the corrugation. You'll have these on all the outside holes. You just slide it in position like that. You have your other place here and then your nut. We'll do these on all of the bolts on the outside edge attaching to our bracket. Some of these you may need to push the bolts up in order to slide the spacer on through and then drop the bolt on back down. We have all of our spacers inside our raised channel or our bed. We put these blocks on again and the nut. For the middle bolts in our bed, inaudible 00:06:34, slide our U-shaped spacer in. We have our last U-shaped spacers in place now and these are in place so when we tighten down the bolts in our bed, it will keep the bed from crushing. We place this block on and then our nut, and we'll do the same on the rear rail. This is the front rail we're doing right now. Now we'll take our large bolt and this spacer, drop the bolt on down through it and we'll install this through our vehicle frame and into our side frame brackets. Right above our bump stop here, there's this large hole in the frame and the bolt will go through there just like that. We'll install our nut onto it. We'll repeat the same process for the other side. Now we can snug down all the fasteners. With all of our hardware snugged out, we'll tighten all the bolts to the specifications found in the instructions, starting with our small ones first. Then we'll finish off with our big ones. Our big bolts get a much higher mount than our smaller bolts so just keep that in mind. Once we get all of our bolts tightened down to their specifications, that will complete our installation of the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit, part number C-1-6-4-2-4-dash-2-0-4 on our 2014 Ford F-250.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (77 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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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

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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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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Easy install and the description is ac curate. 547151



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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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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-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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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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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


Comments

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 kit came with everything needed and the install was time consuming but simple. The rails and frame brackets have a sturdy design and a nice finish. The frame brackets fit perfectly as if the truck manufacturer designed them themselves. On my truck, it was advantageous to remove the spare tire to gain access above the fuel tank. The hardest part was drilling that first hole in my truck. 709522



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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Purchased this hitch, install kit, and wiring harness for a new to me 2015 F-250. After watching the installation video and reviewing the included instructions the install went smoothly. The only deviation from the instructions was instead of using a unibit to drill the 9/16" holes in the bed I used a Rotobroach hole cutter(the holes are cleaner and the bit does not drift. I hooked in to my fifth wheel for the first time on Saturday. 699220



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Tough rugged, durable and dependable set up. Great powder coat finish. 686851



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Easy installation excellent product 678271



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Great product, very stout and will definitely add piece of mind when towing my fifth wheel. 664439



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



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

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



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

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



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

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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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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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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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Ford F-350 and 21,000 Pound Trailer
  • We do have a nice selection of fifth-wheel hitches that use under bed rails for the 2016 Ford F-350. The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Air Helper Springs # F2703 that you also mentioned installing are compatible with the mounting hardware from an in-bed hitch. We do not currently carry Pull-Rite products. The highest rated under bed fifth-wheel hitch we have available for your truck is the Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Hitch # DM8550032 if you have the 8 foot bed or the Hijacker Slider...
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 and Air Suspension
  • We do offer just the part # C16424. This is the bracket kit without the rails. For a Firestone air suspension kit designed to work with fifth wheel rails you would want the part # F2597 if you have a diesel engine or part # F2550 if you have a gas engine.
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  • Does the Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Come with Instructions and Hardware for Installation
  • The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16140 comes with instructions and all of the hardware needed to install on Industry Standard Base Rails. If you already have base rails installed on your 2012 Ford F-350 then you are good to go. If you have the factory rail kit then you will need to go with the A20 part # C16034. If you have no base rails or the factory rail kit installed on your F-350 then I recommend the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford # C16424-204 which is compatible...
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  • Where Will Front Edge of Front Rail of Kit part # C16424-204 Fit in Bed of Ford F-250
  • Measure from the rear edge of your truck bed forward 82 inches. That will be where the front rail edge will be in the bed of your 2016 Ford F-250 long bed if you were to install the Curt kit part # C16424-204.
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  • Installation of Demco 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit for a 2016 Ford F-350 Short Bed
  • We have a review video of Demco 5th wheel installation kit # DM8552000-71 but not an installation video. However, this custom installation kit is not unlike others for the 2016 Ford F-350 short bed. So I have linked the instructions for the Demco kit and linked an installation video of similar kit # C16424-204. The same hitches that fit the Demco kit will also fit this Curt kit. The video showing installation of the Curt kit may not be exactly the same as the Demco but it will be so...
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  • Recommended Hardware For Curt Custom Base Rail Kit for 2011-2016 Ford Super Duty
  • For the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish # C16424-204 we don't have the bracket hardware available apart from the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Ford # C16424. We do however have the Replacement Hardware for Curt Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit - 10 Bolt # C16111 for the rails.
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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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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Custom 5th Wheel Install Kit for Ford # C16424-204
  • Thank you for your recent order for 5th wheel components. The written installation instructions for the custom Ford kit you purchased, part # C16424-204, have been sent to you in a separate email message. The front base rail (the one nearest the cab) should be positioned so that its rear-facing edge is 54-3/16-inches from the rear edge of the truck bed. Once this front rail is positioned you can use the mounting tabs on the hitch base assembly to determine the correct location for the...
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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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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2015 Ford F-350 Long Bed and Valley 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Yes, you can use Curt custom installation kit # C16424-204 for your 2015 Ford F-350 long bed and Valley 5th wheel trailer hitch. The Curt kit includes industry standard rails that will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley 5th wheel hitches that fit in industry standard above the bed rails. I have also included a link to a video showing an example installation.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit that Fits 2017 Ford F-250 6-3/4 foot Bed
  • For fifth wheel rail brackets for your 2017 Ford F-250 short bed without a rail kit Curt does not have a rail kit (as of November 2016) but Reese does. For that you would want the part # RP50074-58. Reese rails are compatible with Curt fifth wheel hitches too. Since your truck has a short bed you would need a slider hitch like our very popular Reese 20k Slider part # RP30083.
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  • Is There Drilling Required to Install Curt Rail Kit # C16448-204
  • There would be no frame drilling required to install the Curt rail kit part # C16424-204 in your 2012 Ford F-250. the only drilling required would be through the truck bed.
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  • Compatibility of Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs # AL88396 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers # AL88396 will fit your 2016 Ford F-250 4X4 if it has a 5th wheel hitch installed using universal-fit brackets like # RP30035 and not custom-fit installation brackets like # C16424-204. Custom brackets will block the mounting point for the Air Lift kit. If you cannot use the Air Lift kit you can still use medium-duty SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SSR-114-47. This set of USA-made rear jounce...
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  • Install Kit for Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2012 Ford F250 Super Duty
  • Since a fifth wheel hitch is not a vehicle specific item, you can certainly use the Husky slider from your older truck and install it in your new F250. You will need a new install kit, several fifth wheel hitch manufacturers make custom install kits that would be compatible including Husky, Curt and Reese. The Husky kit is part # HT31408-686. If you would prefer Reese, then you can use # RP56016-53 or for Curt, # C16424-204. Each kit includes the frame brackets, bed rails and all necessary...
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  • Recommenedd 5th Wheel Hitch & Install Kit for 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty Short Bed
  • We can help you with getting your 2015 Ford F-250 short bed pickup ready for 5th wheel towing. The essential items you need are a hitch install kit, the hitch itself and a wiring kit for the truck bed. Slider hitches are required for short-bed trucks like your 6-3/4-foot F-250. The exceptions are when the trailer has a specific tapered nose design (instead of a full-width flat front) that provides more turning clearance. Unless your trailer has one of these tapered fronts you will need...
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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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