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

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

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel installation kit part number C16426-204 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 - C16426-204

  • Curt
  • Above the Bed
  • Custom

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.


Features:

  • Custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Custom fit - brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • No drilling is required
    • Installation time is cut in half when compared with universal bracket systems
  • Kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have carbide finish
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley
  • Assembled in the USA


16426 Curt Custom Bracket Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches

16204 Curt Fifth Wheel Base Rails - Carbide Finish

Installation Details C16426-204 Installation instructions

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ram 3500 - Curt

Today, on our 2014 Ram 3500 we're going to be taking a look at, and installing, the Curt custom 5th wheel installation kit, part number C16426-204. Here's what it looks like with our Curt Q24 installed. It works well with these but it will also work well with other manufacturers. As you can see, with the rails installed, it's nice and easy to remove the hitch and also reinstall it. Here's what these 5th wheel rails look like, once they're installed in the truck. These 5th wheel rails are going to provide nice, heavy duty mounting points for your 5th wheel hitch. One of the nicest things about these rails is that they're compatible with various other 5th wheel hitches, such as Draw-Tite, Reese, Husky, or Valley.

They feature this nice black carbide finish that's going to help protect them and give you years of durable use. Another nice thing about these rails, is that in order to attach them to the frame, there's no drilling required because they come with custom mounting brackets. These rails are going to provide you with a great attachment point for your 5th wheel hitch. And they're going to be a little bit easier to install than the universal rails with universal brackets. What I like most about these rails, is it does give you that nice, heavy duty carbide finish which provides a clean look.

It's also going to give you the lasting use that you need. Now, let's show you how to install it. First thing we did to begin our installation is we went ahead and removed the spare tire from the truck, so that we'll have plenty of room to work underneath the bed. Now, in the bed of the truck, what we'll need to do, is we'll need to take measurement from the end of the bed and we'll measure, according to the instructions, the distance that's going to be to the back of our rail. I'll put a mark there. Then, once we've made that mark for the correct distance from the end of the bed, we'll need to measure flange to flange to ensure that our mark is centered.

Now we'll take our rear mounting rail and put it into place. Then you want to line it up with your mark here. We'll measure from the rear edge of the bed to the rear edge of our rail to make sure that it's the correct distance on both ends of the rail. Now you can use a center punch, or a marker, and, with your rail squared up, you want to mark the holes that you'll need to drill out. On both sides, we'll be using these holes that are closest to the center line of the truck and also the center hole that's on the rear of the bracket. Now we'll take our rail and set it out of the way.

Now we'll drill through the holes on each side on the rear section of the rail. I'm going to use an 1/8 inch bit as my pilot bit. When you drill, you want to be sure to check underneath that there's nothing you may potentially damage like electrical, fuel, or brake lines. We'll repeat that process for the other side. Then on the driver side, we'll take the rear bracket, that goes to the frame, and the spacer, that goes on the back side, and we'll test them to make sure that the hole on the top of the shock tower, that we'll be putting a bolt through, lines up with the hole for our rail that we just drilled. The reason we're doing this is to make sure that they properly line up. Because if they don't, you may have to adjust the location of your pilot hole just a little bit. That can happen because of the thickness of the bed liner. Now, we can drill out the pilot hole for the remainder of our holes on our rear mounting rail. Now we'll begin drilling out our holes, stepping up drill bit sizes until we've reached our final size. Keep in mind, on the front side of the rear mounting rail, these holes you're going to have to drill both through the bed and through the hat channel that's underneath. In order to gain full access, up underneath here on the passenger side, we're going to need to remove this heat shield. In order to remove this heat shield there will be a 10mm nut and bolt, both on the back side of this cross-member. Then on the inside of the frame rail, on the passenger side, there will be two more 10mm bolts. Then, that heat shield will come right down and you can set it off to the side. Now, we'll lower the exhaust down a little bit. We need to remove it from our rubber isolators, the exhaust hangers. I'll use a little bit of spray lubricant, just to help ease with the removal. Then you can use a pry-bar. Then, we'll move up to the one in front of the rear axle. That will give us a little bit of room to move our exhaust. Now, the hole we drilled out through our hat channel. From the underside of the bed, we'll need to drill that out to the size indicated in the instructions so that we can fit the pipe spacer up into that hat channel. Then we'll repeat that for the other side. Now we'll put our rear rail back into place, with all of our holes drilled out. Then, we can begin putting our hardware down through. For the three holes, that we drilled out on the rear side of our rail, we'll put through these shorter half inch carriage bolts. For the holes on the front side of this rail, we'll be putting these long half inch carriage bolts through because these have to go down through that hat channel. Now we can place our front rail in. We want to measure, according to the instructions, to make sure that we've got the distance correct. Once we've got the distance just about right, it's not a bad idea to grab your 5th wheel hitch and put it in, just to make sure that everything is going to line up properly. With the 5th wheel hitch we're going to be using, set in place, in the front rail, I'm gonna mark the holes that we'll need to drill out. Keep in mind, we'll be using the same holes on the other side of the rail. Now, we'll take out our 5th wheel hitch and then move our front rail so we can drill out our holes. Now we'll take our front rail, and put it back into place. Then we'll take five of our shorter carriage bolts, and insert them through each of the holes we just drilled. Now, we'll take our U-shaped spacers and put them around our carriage bolts. If the carriage bolt goes through the low part of the bed corrugation, then we'll need to put it on top beneath the rail. But if it goes through on the high part of the corrugation, we'll need to put that U-shaped spacer underneath the bed, so that it doesn't collapse that corrugation and risk crushing the bed. Then we'll do the same thing for the three carriage bolts on the rear rail that don't go through the hat channel. Now, we'll reinstall our 5th wheel into the rails, to make sure that it stays lined up properly when we tighten up from underneath. Now, we'll take our tube spacer and slide it around our long carriage bolt that comes down through the hat channel. We'll need to slide it as far up as we can. Then we'll take our driver's side rear bracket, making sure that you have your spacer plate on the backside, slide it up into position, get both of your carriage bolts through. Then we'll need to take our U-bolt and take it from the outside of the frame and get it into the holes on our bracket. Then we can use half inch flange nuts and we'll begin installing them onto our U-bolt. Then we'll install flange nuts onto our two carriage bolts. Then we'll have one more long carriage bolt that we need to use. Then we'll also need our 1 1/2 inch by 2 inch single square hole spacer. We'll put that over our carriage bolt, and then we'll feed it through the outside of the frame rail to come through this hole here. If that carriage bolt, when you're trying to feed it through, is very close to lining up but you're not quite able to push it through by hand, you can tap on the head of it, on the outside of the frame rail, with a hammer just to get it to go through. Once you've got it through, you can take another half inch flange nut and get that started. On the passenger side, we'll need to do that same thing with the pipe spacer. We'll get our bracket up into place and install our U-bolt. Now we can begin installing our half inch flange nuts onto our U-bolt and then onto our carriage bolts coming down through the bed. Now, I can take one of my other four square hole spacers, put it up underneath that center carriage bolt on the rear rail and install my flange nut. Then we'll repeat that process for the front brackets. The only difference being, that the U-bolts will go from the inside of the frame to the outside and you'll be attaching the bracket to the carriage bolt that comes through on the rear side of the hat channel. Then, for all of our carriage bolts that won't be attached to a bracket directly, we'll be using a square hole spacer and a flange nut. Next we'll begin tightening our hardware that secures the rails up top to the frame brackets underneath. Next, we'll go through using our 3/4 inch socket and we'll tighten all the hardware that isn't attached to the brackets, that tightens our rails to the bed. Then we'll tighten up all of the hardware that tightens our frame bracket to our frame. Now we'll use a torque wrench and go around and fasten all our hardware in the same order we tightened them, according to the specification listed in the instruction. Next, we'll begin reinstalling our exhaust. Then we'll reinstall our heat shield. That's going to complete our look at, and installation of, the Curt customer 5th wheel installation kit, part number C16426-204, on our 2014 Ram 3500.


Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish - C16426-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (45 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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Haven’t had any issues at all. Hitch is great and installation was good. 732116



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2014 Ram 3500

I purchased this bed rail kit to mount a Curt Q20 in order to pull our 41 ft. 5th wheel. I had a local shop do the install, and they did a great job. (Not outside my ability to do the install myself, but we were in a time crunch.) I've been pulling my RV full time for a month and a half, and have had no issues at all. The folks at etrailer have been great, and their site has been a real resource. Excellent experience, and I'll definitely be purchasing from etrailer again in the future. 522971



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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Works great 436044



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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

So different than the last kit for my older Ram. This one used U-bolts as opposed to nuts on the inside of the frame. It took longer to install this one but some of it was the fact that the original owner had a gooseneck ball installed and there were a few problems with the ball release interfering with the fifth wheel framing; so, now I have both. Have towed my 38' fifth wheel and my 14 foot gooseneck dump trailer fully loaded (in fifth-wheel configuration) and nothing has come loose yet so I guess that's really what counts. It works well, a reasonable price and good quality,. What else do you need? 508054



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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

Product is top quality, every part was included in package. Instructions were detailed (i needed that), support also available by phone. My 2019 Ram 3500 does not have the fifth wheel prep package...this product fit perfect and this was not difficult to install in my driveway. We have towed our 15K fifth wheel numerous times since install 10/2019 with no problems. 896214



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Excellent Product. Installed the 5th Wheel hitch on my truck and it worked out great. Everything fit perfect and the Curt kit was high quality. Thank you e trailer you were very helpful with information quick shipping and your prices were great. Very happy customer. 849456



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Awesome shipping and consumer friendly service. Fits great 829499



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2015 Ram 3500

very good service 791037



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Very quick shipping, Package shipped on Monday, received package on Wednesday. 1 Heavy box to move on a rainy day. 747336



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everything worked as needed but the u-bolts could have been two sizes, two the size that was sent and two 1/8'' longer. the two that are used for the front goes over a cross member that is welded on and needs to forced over that weld to go into frame bracket, 1/8'' longer would have been perfect. Also no instruction at all for attaching handle to fifth wheel took a while to figure where the spring went. But overall went on pretty easy. 732767



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Great product and quality. The customer service is beyond excellent, I will always order from etrailer. Thank you. 612347



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Perfect fit, easy to install if you have some tool knowledge! 610408



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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Noah was great to work with. He told us exactly what we needed to fit our hitch and truck. Shipping was on time and everything fits perfect. Thanks Again!! 496093



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Fast shipping 436520


Comments
Great
Larry W - 09/26/2018

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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Works great 436043



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2017 Ram 3500

Worked well except for the left front bracket we needed to change the bolt and put it in from the bottom. That was the only way it could be tightened and torqued. 428333



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2013 Ram 2500

Instalation was very convenient. No drilling in to the frame. Follow Instructions and you will have no problems. 377575



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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

This rail kit was of top quality and carefully packaged. It arrived on time and in great shape. The mounting instructions were very clear and made installation very easy. Getting straightened out from the pretzel position from working in tight quarters around fuel tanks and exhaust was tough, but that's not etrailer's fault :-). I am very satisfied with the product and will be using etrailer for any further hitch purchase requirements. Thanks etrailer! 375096



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Super fast delivery! Installed it myself and went quite well. Any trailer needs, I'll be back. Thanks. 374451



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2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

c-16130 & c16426-204 Have not installed yet, cold and snowy out, etrailer, wonderful to do business with, best prices,trust me I've looked, and fast shipping. With videos on how to install, and product reviews,there's no reason to look elsewhere. 338536



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2016 Ram 3500

Great heavy duty product at a very good price through e-trailer. 302153



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Dodge Ram Pickup

We had a short bed Ram 2500 and upgraded to a Ram 3500 Dually. We had a Demco Auto slide hitch in the old truck that worked well but I wanted to get back to basics without all the moving parts and noise. This hitch performed beyond my expectations. I couldn't be more happy! And as usual the Etrailer experiance was exceptional! 3 day delivery right to the place I was having it installed and in excellent condition. If only the rest of my life could move so smoothly!!!!! 291766


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Well they were awesome but we are done with the toy hauler already!
Jon L - 10/27/2017

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2016 Ram 3500

Works as advertised but it is a little tougher to install than the video shows. It took 3 hours to install. 289455


Comments
It still works great. Thank you.
Richard H - 10/27/2017

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2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

great quality everything fit just as ad vertised 289179



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Easy install with no drilling into the frame rails required. I pull in the neighborhood of 16K-18K lbs. and have had no problems what so ever. 247192


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Custom Fifth Wheel Above Bed Rails For 2013 Ram 2500
    Reese Mounting Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram # RP58186 is designed to fit 2003 to 2012 Dodge Ram and Ram trucks. There is a custom fifth wheel installation kit for the 2013 Ram 2500 and that is Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram part # C16426-204. The brackets are # C16426. However, the brackets are brand specific to the rails so you would need to use both the Curt rails and the brackets together.
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  • Does Curt Base Rail Kit for 2014 Ram 3500 Come with 4 Brackets
    Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16426-204 for your 2014 Ram 3500 comes with 2 front brackets, 2 rear brackets, as well as a rear spacer plate for the driver's side. I have attached a link to the instructions as well as a clip from the instructions showing the parts list. You can either install this base rail kit to use the Curt A20 # C16140 or we do have the Demco Adapter # DM6140 which installs in the B&W gooseneck hitch and basically gives you industry standard base rails....
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  • Will a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Curt Installation Kit Rails in a Dodge Ram 3500
    Yes, your Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch, # RP30047, will fit the Curt above the bed rails in installation kit # C16426-204. The rails will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley hitches that fit in above the bed rails. And the hitch will fit in Curt, Valley, Husky, Draw-Tite, Hidden-Hitch and Reese base rails. So no worries, both items are compatible with each other.
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  • Correct Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 2019 Ram 3500
    Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16426-204 has been confirmed to fit a 2019 Ram 3500. This kit is a custom fit kit so no drilling into the frame is required. If you don't already have a 5th wheel hitch, the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16521 is one of my personal favorites. The Curt A-16 has an interlocking dual jaw system which forms a tight grip on the kingpin that makes for a smooth ride and it has a one-pin head removal system that makes it manageable...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2013 Ram 2500 Diesel Short Bed
    I measured some Curt rails, the same as those used in installation kit # C16426-204 and they are 1-1/4 inches tall if you measure from the top of the bed corrugations. The bolts do go through the outer parts of the rails so the bolt head height would not be an issue. I have linked a video showing installation of this kit on a 2013 Ram. The Reese options for your truck are the new taller rails that would not work for you. On short bed trucks it is recommended to use a slider hitch...
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit on a 2013 Ram 3500
    I can certainly provide you with the instructions for Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch install kit # C16426-204. I have included a link to them for you here and they are also linked on the product page. I have also included a link to a video that shows how the kit installs.
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  • Roller and Rail Kit Recommendation to Install Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2013 Dodge Ram 2500
    To install a Curt fifth wheel hitch in the bed of your 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed you have to have a rail kit. For that you'd want a custom fit kit like the Curt part # C16426-204 as it will minimize drilling and install time over a universal style kit. Since you do have a short bed truck you are going to need a slider to allow you to make tight turns. What you can do is take the head off of the Q24 that you have and install it on the R5 Roller part # C16570 and you'll have a Q24...
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  • Will Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Work With Pullrite SuperGlide On 2017 Ram 3500
    If your Pullrite SuperGlide is designed to work with standard fifth wheel bed rails then the installation kit I recommend for your 2017 Ram 3500 is part # C16426-204. I have attached a link to an installation video you can check out. Using this kit cuts the installation time in half when compared to universal rails.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2014 1500 with 5-1/2 ft Bed
    If you don't have the air suspension on your 2014 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 ft bed you would want the Reese Installation kit part # RP30035-386 for a fifth wheel rail kit.
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  • Availability of 5th Wheel Frame Brackets to Install Pullrite 2900 on a 2015 Ram 3500
    The Pullrite 2900 is designed for industry standard 5th wheel rails, so it would work with the Curt # C16426-204 install kit you mentioned. For just the frame brackets and hardware, you'd need part # C16426. However, because the Curt frame brackets and your existing bed rails (assuming they weren't manufactured by Curt) have not been tested together, so their capacity as a unit would be unknown. This is why we recommend using bed rails and frame brackets from the same manufacturer so...
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  • PullRite ISR Hitch Compatibility with Curt Rail Kit for a 2013 Ram 3500
    The ISR series of Pullrite hitches are designed to fit industry standard rails like what come with the Curt Rail Kit part # C16426-204 that you referenced. Also, the # C16426-204 that you referenced is the correct rail kit for your 2013 Ram 3500 without hitch prep so this rail kit would be perfect for you. I attached an install video for this rail kit for you to check out as well. These rails are confirmed to work on hitches that have higher capacities than 20k so you should be fine...
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  • Video Installation of Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit 16426-204 for a 2013 Ram 3500
    The video for Curt 5th wheel installation kit # C16426-204 should work in all browsers. However if you have an old version of a browser that could be why it is not coming up. I have included a link to the video to the right. If it continues not to work for you try updating the browser, plug-ins, or try a different browser. I have also linked the installation instructions for you.
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  • Will B and W Patriot Hitch # BWRVK3200 Fit Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # C16426-204
    Yes, a B and W Patriot hitch # BWRVK3200 will fit in the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16426-204 that you referenrced.
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  • 5th Wheel Install Kit to Install Husky 20K Hitch in 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup Without Prep Package
    For your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup with 8-foot bed and without the factory 5th wheel prep package the correct custom-fit 5th wheel installation kit is the Curt # C16426-204 that you referenced. This custom bracket kit will install in less time than a universal-fit type and it is fully compatible with your Husky hitch. I have linked the written installation instructions, a video showing this kit in a 2013 Ram as well as an article on 5th wheel installations that will give you some useful...
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  • Compatibility of the Curt 16426 Bracket Kit With Curt 16200 Rails
    I reached out to my tech contact at Curt. I was able to confirm the base rails you mentioned, the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Carbide Black Finish, # C16200, are compatible with the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram, # C16426. You may also want the Replacement Hardware for Curt Universal 5th Wheel Installation Kit - 10 Bolt, # C16111.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Dodge Ram with Ram Side Boxes
    I have a solution for your 5th Wheel Towing needs on your 2013 Dodge Ram with a Rambox. I recommend to start with a fixed fifth wheel like the Curt # C16115 and the Installation Rails that go with this system are # C16426-204 they are custom fit for your truck. This will give us a rigid base to then attach a Sidewinder to. You will need a Sidewinder because the issue is the bed is more narrow on models that have the Rambox feature. This is allows the trailer pivot point to be moved...
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  • Measuring for Fifth Wheel Bed Rail Installation in 2013 Ram Long Bed Truck
    According to the installation instructions Curt supplies with the # C16426-204 bracket/rail kit, the rear most rail is placed in the truck bed so that its rearward edge is 28-1/8 inches forward of the rear edge of the bed. The front-most rail is located using the hitch. You can see this in the diagram I provided, as well as the installation video by clicking the provided link. To install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck bed, I'd recommend using part # 41157. This harness plugs...
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  • 5th Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed and Husky Hitch
    You'd want to go with a custom install kit designed for your 2014 Ram 2500 short bed as it will install quicker with minimized drilling. The good news is that all of the rail kits are made to fit the same hitch dimensions so going with a custom install kit like the part # RP50054-58 would be your best option. It'll fit your truck well, is priced decent, and will fit your Husky hitch too.
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  • 5th Wheel Above-Bed Base Rail Installation Kit for Lil Rocker in 2014 Ram 3500 4x4 Long Bed Pickup
    For a set of industry-standard above-bed 5th wheel base rails for your 2014 Ram 3500 long bed pickup you can use Curt kit # C16426-204. This base rail kit accepts any industry-standard 5th wheel hitch as long as its mounting legs fit one of the three mounting hole spacing dimensions, 10-, 20-1/2 or 29-inches, as shown in the linked photo. An installation video for this kit is linked too. If you need a 5th wheel wiring harness for the bed you can use part # C56000.
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  • Will Standard Fifth Wheel Bed Rails In 2016 Ram 3500 Work With PullRite SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch
    If the PullRite SuperGlide fifth wheel hitch you have can fit industry standard rails I recommend a custom installation kit like part # C16426-204. Installing the custom kit reduces installation time in half when compared with a standard installation kit.
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  • How to Use a 5th Wheel Hitch for Industry Standard Rails on a 2018 Ram 3500 with B&W Gooseneck Hitch
    I do have a solution for you, but if your 2018 Ram 3500 already has a B&W Gooseneck Hitch installed you will not be able to install a base rail kit like the Curt # C16426-204. The mounting brackets for the gooseneck hitch and the base rail kit use the same locations which is why they are not compatible. To adapt your B&W gooseneck hitch so that you can use a 5th wheel hitch that fits industry standard rails you will just need the Demco 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter # DM6140. This was...
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  • Will the Curt Rail Kit part # C16426-204 fit Dually Model 2014 Ram 3500
    Just recently Curt addressed the fit issue that the Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Install kit part # C16426-204 had with dually models of the 2014 Ram 3500 so now the install kit DOES fit the dually models. I attached an install video for this rail kit for you to check out as well. The Curt Q20 Hitch part # C16130 that you also referenced would be a great choice for a hitch as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2015 Ram 3500 to Mount Curt 20K Fifth Wheel Hitch
    The base rail kit you need for your 2015 Ram 3500 is the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram # C16426-204. This will fit either your 6-1/2 foot or 8 foot bed and does not require any drilling into your truck's frame brackets to install, which is not only great for your truck, but also significantly cuts down on the installation time. This kit will allow you to mount your Curt 20k fifth wheel hitch such as the Curt A20 # C16140 (fixed hitch for long beds) or # C16541...
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  • Will Pullrite SuperGlide ISR Fit Curt 5th Wheel Install Kit for a 2015 Ram 3500
    The ISR for Pullrite indicates industry standard rails which is what comes with the Curt installation kit # C16426-204. So your ISR hitch will fit! I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. The rails are rated for 24,000 pounds to match the hitch capacity.
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Be Installed on a 2014 or 2015 Ram 3500 with Rambox Side Storage
    Since you plan on towing a fifth wheel trailer, the best option for the truck you are looking at, is an 8 foot bed without the Rambox. The issue with the Rambox is that the manufacturers of the hitches and installation kits have not tested for fit on models with the Rambox. As you mentioned, the bed is narrower which could interfere with the operation of the fifth wheel locking handle. Another issue you will run into is you will need to replace the OEM pin box with a Sidewinder. The reason...
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  • Will a Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Fit a 2014 Ram 3500 Dually Long Bed
    Yes, the Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit, # C16426-204, will fit your 2014 Ram 3500 dually long bed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. The rails included with this kit will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, Pro Series and Valley hitches that fit in above the bed rails.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit and Hitch Recommendation for 2015 RAM 3500 Short Bed
    The Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16426-204 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Ram 3500 short bed and will work with your Reese Slider hitch part # RP30051. As long as you get the Pullrite hitch that is designed for industry standard fifth wheel rails it will fit this rail kit. Another option you have is the Demco Hijacker part # DM8550034. This is an auto slide hitch similar to the Pullrite that doesn't require a capture plate be installed on the fifth...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit for 2013 Ram 3500 Laramie Long Bed Dually
    For your 2013 Ram 3500 Laramie dually with 8-foot bed and without the factory rail kit I suggest the 5th wheel installation kit # C16426-204 from Curt. This custom kit includes frame brackets and above-bed base rails. It will require no frame drilling since it uses existing mounting points on the frame. These rails will accept any industry-standard 5th wheel hitch from brands like Curt, Pro Series, Husky, Reese, etc. This and all other custom-fit install kits are shown on the linked page. I...
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  • Do Curt 5th Wheel Base Rails Fit 2018 Ram 3500
    Yes, the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails # C16204 will work with your 2018 Ram 3500. In order to use them you will also need a Curt 5th wheel bracket kit, either the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit # C16426 or Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit # CU96FR. You can also get the rails and brackets in a set: - Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram # C16430-204 - Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram # C16426-204 Both will fit your 2018 Ram 3500...
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  • 5th Wheel and Conventional Towing Weight Capacities for 2018 Ram 3500
    The 2018 Ram 3500 with Cummins Diesel is dependent on the axle ratio, the cab, and the box length. I've attached the chart to assist with each of these. The number in the parenthesis for each of them is the 5th wheel towing capacity and the other number is for the trailer hitch receiver below the bumper. If you are looking for a trailer hitch receiver, I have linked the page to your options to assist. Assuming you are looking for 5th wheel components, if you have the factory tow...
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