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

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

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this -specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your . Includes everything you need for installation. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt fifth wheel installation kit part number C16427-204 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 Ram Truck - Carbide Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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2014 Ram 2500 - Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck - Carbide Finish

  • Above the Bed
  • Curt
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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this -specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your . 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


16427 Curt Custom Bracket Kit for Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches - Dodge Ram

16204 Curt Fifth Wheel Base Rails - Carbide Finish

Installation Details C16427-204 Installation instructions

Video of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck - 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 Kit Installation - 2014 Ram 2500

Today on our 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Crew Cab Short Bed Pickup, we're going to be installing the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel installation kit, part number C16427-204. Here's our Curt rails with the fifth wheel head installed. To secure your fifth wheel head to the rails just simply slide the pin through the hole and then add the clip. It'll be the same for all four locations. Now let's go ahead with our install. Now to begin with we're going to go ahead and lower down the spare tire. Next we're going to need to remove the heat shield, we'll need to remove these two bolts here and there's two additional up here, there's nut as well as a bolt. Next we're going to go ahead and loosen up this clamp here so we can pull the rear section of the exhaust to make things a little bit easier.

Now we're going to go ahead and use a little bit of spray lubricant here on this rear exhaust hanger to make things a little bit easier to get them off. We're going to use a large pry bar to remove the rear exhaust hanger so that we can remove this rear section of exhaust pipe. With our rubber exhaust hanger removed we'll go ahead and pull the rear section of exhaust off. We'll begin here with the passenger's side rear. Let's point out the two existing weld nuts that we'll be using. There's one here and one here.

Now there's two existing weld nuts in each of the four corners that we'll be using to mount our brackets. We're going to go ahead and use a little spray lubricant and half inch nylon tube brush to clean out the threads on all eight existing weld nuts. Now the tube brush that we'll by using today is part number 814092. Now the existing weld nuts will be in the same location on the driver's side as they are over on the passenger's side. Now over here on the driver's side front we're going to need to remove some of the electrical and vacuum lines that run here along the frame. We'll need to take a flat head screwdriver or a trim panel removal tool to release their tabs that hold them in close to the frame. We're going to start here by putting our passenger's side front bracket up. We'll then be installing a 12mm by 35mm Hex bolt, 1/2 inch conical tooth washer making sure that the teeth on it face towards the bracket.

We'll be installing this shorter bolt here at the rear existing weld nut. Now for the forward existing weld nut, we'll be using this large spacer block that will go in between the bracket and the frame. We'll again be using a 1/2 inch conical tooth washer but for the forward mounting location we'll be using a 12mm by 45mm Hex bolt. Now we're just going to temporarily put the front brackets up as we'll need to make our marks that we're going to drill in the bed. You don't have to totally tighten down the brackets at this time. Just tighten enough that it holds them into position. Next we'll go ahead and install the forward mounting bracket over on the driver's side.

We'll be using the same hardware we used over on the passenger's side. We have our brackets attached to the frame here for the front rail, we'll go ahead and take a center punch from the underside, mark the four locations. Now that we have our passenger's side front marked, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process over on the driver's side. Now that we have our center punch marked from the underside we'll go ahead and set our front rail in place here, go ahead and line it up with our center punch marks, it should be the second hole in for both the front and back. Now that we've got our front rail lined up, we're going to go ahead and drill our 1/8 inch holes through the forward most mounting hole on each side and then we'll check them underneath to make sure everything lines up. Now we'll go underneath the vehicle here and we'll check to see where our 1/8 hole has come through on the bracket, we'll go ahead and drill our remaining two 1/8 inch holes here on the front rail. Now we'll go ahead and double check to make sure that our other two holes line up properly. As long as everything lines up okay we can go back into the bed, we'll need to remove the rail and then we'll drill out our 9/16 holes. Next we're going to need-.


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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck - Carbide Finish - C16427-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (125 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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Product was great, installation instructions were well written and easy to follow. I think after using it for about 5,000 miles of pulling our fifth wheel there must be a better system out that reduces the expected jarring from the movement of the hitch due to needed clearance to use pins. I might have the hitch welded to the rails or find one that is not removable. If you have a solid mount hitch, please let me know.


Comments
Hi Sam, Thank you for your review! If your truck does not have the OEM gooseneck package, then I would recommend getting the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part BWRVK3500-5W and Part BWGNRK1384 . This setup will give you a much more solid connection to your truck and should help eliminate the jarring you are talking about.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 12/16/2020


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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

Thank you for such a fine product!! We installed the fifth wheel hitch in my 2015 RAM 2500 Mega Cab without any problems. It took us 5 hours to complete the installation and all the brackets and bolts went in without an difficulties!!



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This was my first order with etrailer.com and I could not have been more pleased. Being new to campers/towing, Pat helped me pick the right 5th wheel hitch and all the assorted rails/hardware. The price was great, and shipping was fast and free. Pat followed up with me several times to make sure everything was correct. I will be shopping at etralier.com again soon!



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Dodge Ram Pickup

The only reason I am not giving a 5 star is I get a lot of noise out of the unit I bought. I had the Ram dealer install my unit so I would hope it’s installed properly however I get a noise when towing my fifth wheel that sounds like the bed is twisting and moving. I had the dealer lift the truck up and I personally checked to make sure the sleeves that go in the bed supports were properly installed. After everything was checked for tightness and proper installation I still get the noise. This is my first fifth wheel that was not factory installed so perhaps this noise is common. This is my only complaint. This has otherwise been a great product.



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Excellent product, super easy install took about an hour. Parts fit they way they were explained in the directions. Would recommend this product to everyone. Also it was delivered very quickly and arrived when they said it would! It was installed on a 2017 Ram 2500 Mega Cab.


Comments
Fantastic, would recommend it to everyone. Was an easy install and the quality is great!
Don B - 10/18/2020


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Took about 5 hours to install but fits great using factory holes. Take your time lining up bracket before drilling. Only issue so far paint did flake and rust where hitch locks into bed rails. Will need ocassional sanding and touch up.



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Before even starting the install I was sure to read the directions a couple of times to make sure this was something I wanted to attempt on my own. I hadn't installed a hitch before but had assumed since it was a custom kit it wouldn't be too difficult. The directions stated that the total install time for the diy'er was 180 mins. I read through and took note of all the tools I was going to need. What I would have REALLY appreciated was a "tools required" list at the top of the instructions. I thought I had all the tools needed but at the very end when you get to the rear rail you need a 7/8" bit for the bottom of the bed support. I advise you have one at the ready. I had to hone it out with my 9/16 which was a giant pain. Everything else went really smooth. On my particular application I had a real hard time torquing the front right bed bolt on the rear rail to spec (110ft-lbs) as the mount for a cross-bar makes it nearly impossible to fit a torque wrench in. (I ended up having to use 3/8" drive extensions to go up inside the bucket and torquing it from the bottom. Total time:(including a couple of breaks, meltdowns, and a bunch of swearing and a 2yr old hiding dad's parts) 180 mins. Touche' Curt Mfg., touche'... Experience level of installer: None This is something that the average person can do. Make sure to watch all the helpful videos here on etrailer.com, read through the directions before starting, and make sure you have all the necessary tools to help ensure your installation goes as smooth as possible.


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Rails work flawlessly. Between two hitches and a GN adapter all have fit without any problems.
Joel P - 03/25/2015



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It was fantastic, easy installation took about 2 hours to install. It's been great



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Great people, great service and great products. Installation went as smooth as one could wish for with no mistakes thanks to the helpful advice given in the videos. Etrailer will be my only source for my trailer and hitch needs. A special thank you to Katherina.



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Haven't had a chance to use the hitch yet but I got it installed without too much trouble. It took about 4 hours to install, the frame mounting brackets and rails, at a leisurely pace. The unit seems to be very sturdy and it is certainly built heavy. I'm looking forward to testing it out soon.



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These rails arrived at least 3 days sooner than expected! I just had them installed today. While I it's too soon to make a proper assessment, the install when quicker that the service department estimated...by 3 hours!!! So for delivery and installation "Only" I give a 5+. I'll give a rating on functionality later.



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2017 Ram 2500

This product worked perfectly on my truck, bolt holes lined up nicely and was easy to install. I've pulled my fifth wheel travel trailer on it and with the gooseneck adapter I've pulled some serious weight on my 32' gooseneck trailer without issue, very pleased with it.


Comments
Product has been great, no issues to report.
Darren - 03/26/2019



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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

Brackets and rails were of high quality and were a perfect fit on my 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 HD, using the factory frame 'jig' holes for attachment . INSTALLATION NOTES: I looked up eTrailer's installation Video on the Dodge-specific custom brackets (in this case on a 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 HD). It was invaluable! It stated the task would take 1 and 1/2 hours for an expert; 3 to 4 hours for a novice. I am NOT an expert but have torn down and rebuilt an engine, replaced clutches and transmissions, and done brake jobs on my vehicles. Being admittedly slow because I want to be thorough (I wanted NO mistakes in drilling the holes needed into my new truck's bed), the task took about 3 days. THE ISSUE: Though the under-bed brackets were perfectly made, there are two differences between the 2014 Dodge shown in the video (which I suspect was Gas engine equipped) and my 2015 Dodge 2500 (Cummings Diesel). - CLEARANCE BETWEEN DIESEL FUEL TANK AND FRAME appeared to be MUCH less on my 2015 Dodge than the fuel tank on the 2014 Dodge (Gas?). The front left (in front of rear axle) frame bracket installation was WAY more difficult than in the video due to this clearance issue. A standard Torque wrench head with socket could not be fitted over the forward-most bolt due to this clearance issue between the Diesel fuel tank and the frame. I finally broke down and used a 'breaker' bar/socket combo and a piece of pipe to get that particular bolt tightened within a reasonable range of the proper torque. - The rear axle suspension in the 2014 Dodge installation in the video was different than my 2015 truck. A significant mounting bracket for the new torsion bar was attached to the right-rear portion of the axle. I was adamantly against temporarily removing it (not even sure if I could have -- I THINK it was welded in place). Again clearance issues made installation of the right rear bracket quite a challenge for me. Still I applaud eTrailer for making a high-quality kit that fits the bill!



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Dodge Ram Pickup

The installation Kit for the Ram Truck was great. Had it installed within 3 hours and ready to use. picture is attached. the service from etrailer was just great. Order shipped the same day and I had it on the 2nd day.



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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Installed this with a friend on my 2014 Ram 2500 mega cab, took about 4 hours. Still working great after a year.



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On time delivery as expected, boxes slightly crushed, all hardware was still intact and in the boxes. Assembly simple, the video should have covered each point of the frame attachments underneath the vehicle and removing the wheel well covers makes it easier to install the channel spacers so drilling a larger hole than the spacer is not needed.



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shipped fast was easy to install works great use e trailer for all my rv parts great place



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Excellent product. It took about 6 hours to install. The customer service is second to none and is highly recommended.



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Great customer service... I keep coming back because of there customer service. I can find it cheaper on [online store] but the customer service is above and beyond. Just picked up new hubs and wheel and tire assemblies for my double ski trailer...Again great service and free shipping.... Hally and Lindy were both very friendly and went above and beyond. That kind of customer service is rare in todays market...Thanks again...



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Product is good. I had some issues on the installation on the drivers side of my ‘16 Ram 2500. The bolts didnt seem to be long enough for me to use the washer and nut. I consider myself pretty handy, I work on my own cars, I have a sufficient amount of tools and special tools. In the end I managed to get the rails installed. The rails are compatible with the Ram OEM M20 Hitch. Natalie was outstanding when I asked her about compatibility and she advised that Curt is the manufacturer of the Ram M20 hitch, Ram just rebrands it with their stickers.



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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

This item worked great with my 2019 Ram 2500 truck. The Curt Q24 5th Wheel I had bought used, work perfectly.



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Installation was quick and easy, the wife and I had the hitch installed in less than 2 hours!!!



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

I installed on a 2016 Ram 2500 Great Product from e-trailer. I would highly recommend e-trailer, they understand customer service, knowledgeable staff and prompt delivery. Also I highly recommend the Curt install kit, the project is not overly difficult and the video is quite good. I did find it was not necessary to remove the tail pipe on my truck. After completing the install I do have a couple of suggestions: I watched the install video a few times so thought I was lined up pretty good but I did not think about applying a rust preventative until after I drilled the holes so had to make a trip to the store (yes I know it should have been obvious). 1st suggestion: include some anti rust paint with the kit or at least offer to supply such. 2nd suggestion for Curt. Use hex head bolts instead of carriage. For the DIY guys laying on their backs in the driveway it is much easier to torque the bolts to 100lbs from the top.



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Perfect fit! A second pair of hands will make this install much easier. I had my 10 year old help me and it was a breeze to install. Detailed instructions are included with the kit but do your self a favor and watch the available videos offered by etrailer first to give yourself an advantage! I'm very particular with my vehicles and OCD when it comes to installing anything on them! start to finish with a kid helping hold things in place was 3.5 hours; not bad for a father son team!



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

The hitch was extremely difficult to install on my 2016 ram pickup. It took several hours of frustration and bruises to get two of the bolts installed. It may be more of a design problem with the truck. The hitch however performs well.


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Does Rear Rail of Curt 5th Wheel Rail Kit for 2014 Ram 2500 Only Bolt Through Truck Bed
    I attached a picture that I took from the install instructions for the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16427-204 and that specific bolt does only attach to the truck bed. I also attached an install video for this as well. It seems odd, but this is how Curt designed the kit and tested it to determine it was safe.
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  • Recommendation for 5th Wheel Hitch on 2014 2500 Ram Longhorn Mega Cab with Short Bed
    I would recommend the Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch, # 16516, and Installation Kit, # C16427-204, for your 2014 Ram 2500 Longhorn Mega cab when towing the your trailer. This sliding fifth wheel hitch has a gross tow weight rating of 16,000 pounds and a tongue weight rating of 4,000 pounds. The vehicle specific bracket installation kit requires no drilling by mounting to existing holes in your vehicle's frame. The RamBox is a cargo management system, similar to toolboxes, which is built into...
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  • Which Custom Fit Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    The Curt rail kit that does fit your 2014 Ram 2500 short bed is the part # C16427-204 or just part # C16427 for the brackets alone. The # C16420 does not fit your truck.
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  • Will Curt Base Rails and Install Kit for 2014 Ram 2500 Fit Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
    Yes, you can use the Curt rails with a Reese 5th wheel hitch; for your 2014 Ram 2500 the correct kit for either a 6-1/2 foot or 8 foot bed is the Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck # C16427-204. These rails will give your Ram truck a standard rail set up so you can install a Reese 5th wheel hitch like the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # RP30051 for a short bed or Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30047 if you have a long bed. I have added links to a video...
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  • Fifth Wheel Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500 with Rambox
    I have a solution for your 5th wheel towing needs on your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 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 # C16427-204 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 allows the trailer pivot point to be...
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  • Installation of Curt Custom 5th Wheel Brackets and Tools Needed for 2014 Ram 2500
    For your 2014 Ram 2500, you will want the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck - Carbide Finish # C16427-204. This kit has all the hardware needed, so you simply need 3/4 inch and 18 mm sockets or wrenches and a torque wrench like # ALL944001. You will also want 1/8", 9/16", 1/4" and 7/8" drill bits for the rails as well as a center punch and measuring tape. You will also need a tube brush like # 814092 and spray lube for the weld nuts.
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  • Availability of Just Bracket Kit of Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit # C16427-204
    We have just the bracket kit for the Curt rail kit part # C16427-204 with the part # C16427.
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  • Correct Curt 5th Wheel Brackets for a 2019 Ram 2500
    The correct Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 2019 Ram 2500 is part # C16427-204 which consist of the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails part # C16204 and the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit part # C16427. This option is a bolt-on fit, no drilling into the frame required. If you don't already have a fifth wheel hitch, the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16140 or part # C16541 is what I recommend because of the interlocking jaw system which reduces chucking/jarring....
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  • 2021 RAM 2500 5th Wheel Rail Kit
    We have the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck # C16427-204 listed as confirmed fit for the 2020 Ram 2500. There has not been a generational platform change since the new 2019 model year. We have this kit for your 2021 and confirmed with Curt that it is a fit.
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  • Recommended Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2020 Ram 2500 With 6-1/2' Bed
    For your 2020 Ram tradesman 2500 with the 6-1/2' bed I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck # C16427-204 as it will not require drilling holes in the frame or any welding, but will require drilling holes in the bed to mount the rails. If you do not already have a 5th wheel hitch I recommend taking a look at Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16521. A sliding hitch is recommended for trucks like your Ram that had a...
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  • B & W Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch is Compatible with a Curt Custom Universal Kit
    Yes, your new Curt install kit Item # C16427-204 is compatible with your B & W patriot 18k lb hitch item # BWRVK3255. The Curt installation kit is industry standard and you'll have no problem using them together.
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  • Does 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Bracket Kit Fit on 2015 Ram 2500 with Spray in Bed Liner
    First of all, yes part # C16427-204 is the correct bracket kit for your 2015 Ram 2500 and the rails as well as the hardware is all included. It can be installed with a spray in bed liner, I've linked a video of a 2017 Ram we did with a bed liner for you. With that being said we've got some reviews from customers who have said the bolts are sometimes more difficult to fit and properly torqued because of the bed liner so don't be surprised if it's not as easy as your last truck.
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  • Will Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch Fit Curt Fifth Wheel Rails for 2018 Ram 2500
    Yes, the Demco Hijacker Autoslide that is designed for industry standard rail kits like what the part # C16427-204 provides will work great. You'd want the part # DM8550034 for an 18k hitch or the part # DM8550035 for a 21k hitch.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with RamBox and 6-Foot Bed
    A short bed truck by itself can pose a challenge for 5th wheel towing due to the limited front-to-back clearance between the truck cab and the trailer's overhang. When we add the Rambox feature we also add another complication: reduced side-to-side clearance. Hitch makers like Reese, Curt and B&W discourage use of 5th wheels in such trucks; that said, there are those that have satisfactorily installed 5th wheels anyway. The best solution for the turning clearance problem in such trucks...
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  • What is Weight Rating of Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kits
    Fifth wheel rails like the Curt rail kit part # C16427-204 you referenced basically are rated as highly as the fifth wheel hitch that's installed in them. So if you used a 25k Curt A25 # C16180 you'd have an overall capacity of 25,000 lbs or if you went with an A20 part # C16140 you'd have a 20k capacity.
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  • Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    The final authority on a vehicle's towing capacity will be in the owners manual. To get as specific of a towing capacity as you can possibly get you will need to get the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating which means the max weight the vehicle can tow including the weight of the vehicle, it's cargo and the weight of the trailer loaded. You will then need to subtract the weight of the tow vehicle when it is loaded and ready to tow and the amount of capacity left over will be how heavy...
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  • Will the Curt Install Kit for a 2019 Ram 2500 Work With Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
    Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck part # C16427-204 which is a fit for a 2019 Ram 2500 will work perfectly fine with a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch. The Curt install kit has an industry standard rail spacing and the Reese hitch works with an industry standard rail spacing so there will not be an issue.
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  • Compatibility of 5th Wheel Hitch with Tool Box/Transfer Tank in 2015 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 4X4
    You can compare the installation instructions for a sliding 5th wheel hitch to determine if there will be enough space for it along with the tool box/transfer tank you have installed in your 2015 Ram Mega Cab 2500 with 6-foot bed and no factory rail kit. With Curt base rail install kit # C16427-204 the position of the front-facing edge of the front base rail on a 6-foot bed will be 54-1/4-inches from the rear edge of the truck bed (not the tailgate) as shown in the linked diagram taken...
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  • 2017 Ram 2500 Compatibility with 35 Foot Long Toyhauler
    For your 2017 Ram 2500, I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck # C16427-204 along with the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16180 which is a confirmed fit. This combination is rated for up to 25,000 lbs which will be more than your vehicle and trailer ratings. To give you your specific towing capacity, I will need more information to assist. I need all the model info as Loredo can be many of the trim packages, the cab size, the bed length, the engine...
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  • Will Curt Custom Install Kit for 2019 Rm 2500 Work With Curt E16 Hitch and R16 Roller
    Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16427-204 which is a fit for a 2019 Ram 2500 will work perfectly with the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller part # 16516. The Curt E16 is an excellent option that will do a great job of providing a safe and secure connection point with the ability to provide additional turning clearance when making sharp turns so you don't have any run-in with the trailer and vehicle. If you don't already have an in-bed wiring harness,...
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  • No Drill Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 2500
    The fifth wheel rail kit part # C16427-204 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Ram 2500 short bed and does not require any drilling of the frame of your truck. There will still be drilling through the bed of your truck though as there is no way around that. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Can a Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used With Weather Guard Toolbox on 2016 Ram 2500?
    According to my research the Weather Guard 126-5-02 is 20-1/4" from the back of your 2016 Ram 2500's cab to the front of the toolbox though please be sure to measure to verify this. Then, to figure out if you will have the clearance, what you can do is use the attached diagram of the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck # C16427-204. You will notice with an 8 foot bed on a Dodge Ram 2500 there will be a dimension of 55-7/8" from the front rail (closest to the cab)...
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  • Availability of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Rail Kit and Hitch for a 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Yes, the Curt hitch and rail kit you referenced have been confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Ram 2500 6 foot bed without the factory rail kit. The rail kit part # C16427-204 is a custom fit rail kit designed for your truck which will allow the Curt Fifth Wheel hitch part # C16521 to fit and install.
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  • Towing Capacity of 2015 Ram 2500 with 6.4 liter Hemi and 4.10 Gear Ratio
    I looked up the towing capacity of your 2015 Ram 2500 and based on the info you listed with exception of having an 8,000 lb rear axle I was able to determine that your overall towing capacity would be 15,590 lb. Everything I found your vehicle states that the rear axle was 6,000 lb capacity. Since vehicle towing capacities aren't hinged entirely on axle capacity I'd be shocked to see if the total trailer capacity would be different. The only place who can confirm that would be a Ram dealer...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit For 2020 Ram 2500
    To install a 5th wheel hitch in your 2020 Ram 2500 HD Crew Cab I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck - Carbide Finish # C16427-204 which will give you above bed industry standard rails. If you do not already have a 5th wheel hitch I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider # C16521 if your Ram has the 6-1/2' bed, or the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16120 if your truck has the 8' bed. Lastly you may also be interested in the...
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  • Curt Custom 5th Wheel Base Rails & Installation Kit That Fits 2020 Ram 2500 With 6-1/2 Foot Bed
    We do have Curt custom 5th wheel base rails and installation kits that fit your 2020 Ram 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed, but they are a bit different than the part number you mentioned. The two kits that fit have the same brackets, but you can choose from the gloss finish like the part number you asked about, or a carbide finish: - Gloss Finish: Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck # C16427-104 - Carbide Finish: Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram Truck...
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  • Does Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # C16427-204 Fit 2021 Ram 2500
    Yes the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16427-204 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Ram 2500 short bed and is also compatible with your Curt A16 slider fifth wheel hitch part # C16521.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Yes, the Curt fifth wheel install kit part # C16427-204 that you referenced is designed to fit your 2015 Ram 2500 with a 6-3/4 foot bed. This kit will not require you to drill the frame of your truck at all either so it would work well for you. I attached an install video for the rail kit as well. Since you have a short bed truck you will need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. For that the Curt Hitch part # C16536 would work well. This hitch has a 20k capacity, an excellent...
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  • How to Mount a Curt Q5 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2016 Ram 2500
    According to my research, the Curt Q5 5th Wheel Hitch part 16525 uses above bed industry standard base rails (ISR). Therefore, in order to use this hitch in the bed of your 2016 Ram 2500 you are going to want to use the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16427-204. This kit is a custom fit for your Ram and will not require drilling into the frame rails. I have attached an installation video of this kit on a similar 2016 Ram 2500 for you as well.
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  • Will Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Fit a 2016 Ram 2500 with Factory Air Suspension
    I did some checking at Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # C16427-204 does indeed fit the 2016 Ram 2500 with the factory air suspension system. And that goes for short and long bed models. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you do not already have a 5th wheel hitch I recommend the Curt 20K hitch # C16130 for a long bed or # C16541 for a short bed. The Curt hitches are a great value and both of these models have cushioned heads for improved ride...
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  • How To Mount Old Curt 5th Wheel Hitch On a 2019 Ram 2500
    In order to install a Curt 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2019 Ram 2500 you'll need to use the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram part # C16427-204. This kit will be an exact match for the truck, a custom fit so there will be no drilling into the frame required. Don't forget the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness part # C56070 to complete your setup.
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