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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram - Carbide Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram - 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 C16430-204 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 - Carbide Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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2014 Ram 3500 - Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram - 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.


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
    • Installation time is cut in half, compared with universal bracket systems
  • Complete kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have carbide finish to match your hitch
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches


16430 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit

C16204 5th Wheel Rails - Curt Carbide Black

Installation Details C16430-204 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Review of Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16430-204

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Custom fifth wheel installation kit with the carbide finish for the Ram trucks. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2013 Ram 2,500 trucks and the 2013 to 2019 Ram 3,500 trucks without the fifth wheel prep package.Now on a custom fit part like this, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year and model of your vehicle, and it'll show if this'll work for your application. Now, these custom brackets right here in the middle, these are what will mount beneath your truck bed. And they provide the attachment points for these fifth wheel rails right here. These base rails are what'll sit in your truck bed and they allow the installation of the fifth wheel trailer hitch to your truck.

The custom fit brackets, they're designed to mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame, helps minimize drilling. And the installation time is cut in half compared with the universal bracket system.This is a complete kit. It includes the custom fit brackets, the two base rails, all the hardware you need to install it. Now the rails themselves are visible in the truck bed. They do have a nice carbide finish to them to match your hitch.

And these are compatible with the fifth wheel hitches by Curt draw-tite hidden hitch Reese and Husky.But that should do it for the review on the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit with the carbide finish for the Ram trucks.


Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram - Carbide Finish - C16430-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (5 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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Very good hitch, I'm pleased with durability and ease of use. I didn't give it 5 stars because of the base locking pins that are slightly smaller than the holes they fit in and make the trailer "clunk" when taking off or stopping.



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I bought a 2019 Ram truck and contacted Reese needing a tiedown kit for the 20,000 pound hitch I already owned as the tiedowns from my old Dodge truck was different. They told me I would have to buy a new hitch (around $2,000) as there was not a tiedown kit for the new style frame on my Ram truck. I shopped around and got the same answer, finally talking to a etrailer associate, as I had found online a 20,000 lb Curt hitch for$850.00, I was ready to order but carried on the conversation informing him of my situation with the Reese hitch, he said let me check on something first. He came back with good news he could sell me a kit that would fit the rails he had and they would fit the Reese hitch I had. $xx.xx I was a little skeptical but he assured me the kit would work. It was a easy installation with the parts they furnished. Upon installing the kit I found the rails from my Reese hitch would work with the kit, I contracted etrailer and they said they would issue a refund for the rails when I returned them, the refund was issued in a very short time. etrailer is the first place I talk about when visiting with other trailer owners about parts needed. We owned 3 campgrounds in Minnesota I wish I had know about had known about etrailer at that time.



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Pkg arrived earily-great. Installed and ready for moving fifthwheel. Thankyou for selecting the right hitch.



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Ask the Experts about this Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Correct Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 2020 Ram 3500
    The correct Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 2020 Ram 3500 is part # C16430-204 which is composed of the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails part # C16204 and the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit part # CU96FR.
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  • Correct Curt 5th Wheel Install Kit for a 2020 Ram 3500
    The correct Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 2020 Ram 3500 is part # C16430-204. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit is a custom bolt-on fit with no cutting or drilling required into the frame. If you don't already have a fifth wheel hitch, the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16140 is my recommendation because of the interlocking dual jaw system which has a tight grip on the king pin and works to reduce chucking and jarring.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Solution for Truck with B and W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
    Fifth wheel rail kits like the part # C16430-204 that you referenced can't fit with the B and W Gooseneck Turnoverball setup you mentioned but the really great news is that since you have a Turnoverball hitch installed already there's a Companion hitch that fits it directly with the part # BWRVK3500. Many argue that this is the best fifth wheel hitch out there based on how easy it is to use, how quiet it is, and how reliable it is over time.
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  • What Is the Weight Capacity of the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for a 2019 Ram 3500
    For starters, the fifth wheel install kit I recommend for a 2019 Ram 3500 is the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16430-204 which does not require any drilling into the frame. The Curt Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kits does save money but is not a good option because it requires drilling into the frame. In regards to weight capacity, there isn't one for the base rails or frame brackets because this will come from the fifth wheel hitch. In other words, the weight...
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  • Recommended Base Rails for 2018 Ram 3500 Using Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch
    Yes. The Anderson Ultimate Hitch # AM3200 is designed to fit in the industry standard base rails, so you can use the # C16430-204 on your 2018 Ram 3500 short bed and have a complete 5th wheel towing setup.
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Install Kit For 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Short Bed EcoDiesel
    My contact at Curt said the correct 5th wheel install kit for your 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Shortbed EcoDiesel is the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram # C16307-104 which is designed to fit all models of the 2019-2021 Ram 1500's. This kit will allow you to use any fifth wheel hitch made for Industry Standard Rails (ISR). Since your truck is a short bed I typically recommend a sliding hitch to give you extra trailer to cab clearance when turning. I recommend taking a look...
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  • Weight Rating of Curt Base Rail Installation Kit # C16430-204
    Fifth-wheel base rails and their corresponding mounting brackets like the Curt Installation Kit # C16430-204 for your 2019 Ram 3500 don't actually have a listed weight capacity, as they are made to match the capacity of any 5th wheel hitch that would be mounted. This just means the limiting factor on your setup is going to be the 30K gooseneck adapter you plan on using, or the capacity of the truck itself if it is less than this. The rails can absolutely be used with your 30K gooseneck...
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  • Does Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For Dodge Ram Fit 2019 Ram 3500 With OEM Prep Pkg
    Since your 2019 Ram 3500 8' Bed has the OEM Prep Package, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram # C16430-204 you were looking at will not work. If you already have a fifth wheel hitch you can simply use the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package # DM6099 which will allow you to use a fifth wheel hitch that uses the standard above bed industry standard rails. If you don't already have a fifth wheel hitch I recommend the Curt A25...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit For 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 With 8 Bed
    I would be happy to help! While there is not a custom fit option confirmed to fit your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with an 8' bed, the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30035 is confirmed to fit and will give you the above bed industry standard rails (ISR) you are looking for to install a 5th wheel hitch. If you do not already have a 5th wheel hitch, I recommend taking a look at the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # RP30047...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch, Rail Kit, and Wedge for 2017 Ram 3500 to Use with Reese Sidewinder
    For your 2017 Ram 3500 Limited without the factory towing package you could use the custom install rail kit part # C16430-204 so that you could install the Curt A25 hitch part # C16180 and then use the wedge part # C16992 with a Reese Sidewinder.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2014 Ram 3500 Crew Cab and Husky 16K Slider Hitch
    Husky does not currently have a 5th wheel installation kit for the 2014 Ram 3500. But you can use Curt installation kit # C16430-204. The Husky slider hitch will fit in the Curt rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. There is no drilling required to install the below the bed frame brackets but with any installation kit you will have to drill through the bed to attach the rails to the brackets.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ram 3500 With RamBox
    The factory puck system is not an aftermarket option so there is no way to obtain one on your 2019 Ram 3500, and there isn't an underbed option, but you can still add a 5th wheel hitch to your truck. You will need above-bed rails to do so, and since you have the RamBoxes, a Sidewinder is required as well in order to obtain the needed clearance so the pin box does not hit the RamBoxes. For a 5th wheel hitch you'll need one compatible with a Sidewinder, and for a hitch and base rails I...
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  • Correct Curt 5th Wheel Installation Brackets for 2019 Ram 3500
    We do have the correct Curt custom 5th wheel brackets for your 2019 Ram 3500, which are the 16430 you mentioned, though we have our own part number: Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit # CU96FR. This kit is confirmed to work with your 2019 Ram 3500 and they require the use of Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails, which come in either Gloss Finish # C16104 or Carbide Black Finish # C16204. You can also get the kit and base rails together: - Gloss Finish: Curt Custom Fifth Wheel...
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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, the 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 Both will fit your 2018 Ram 3500 and work with a Curt 20,000 lb 5th wheel hitch like the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16140. I've added a link to...
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  • A20 5th Wheel Hitch For A 2020 Ram 3500 With 8 Foot Bed
    You don't have to get the A20 sliding hitch # C16541 since you have an 8 foot bed. If you're wanting to go with the A20, get the non-sliding version # C16140, you will need base rails # C16430-204.
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  • Does the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch C16049 Come with Everything Needed for a 2017 Ram 3500
    The Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package part # C16049 comes with everything that you need to install on a 2017 Ram 3500 assuming you have the factory in-bed puck system (see photo). The hitch will drop into the pucks and you will then turn and lock the handles in place to secure it but there is no other hardware required for this. The puck system is a set of five holes in the truck bed, four on the perimeter and one in the center which would be pretty apparent if...
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  • Will Reese Universal 5th Wheel trailer Hitch Installation Kit Fit a 2013 Dodge Ram 2500
    The Reese Universal installation kit # RP30035 is listed as a fit for the 2013 Ram 2500 as long as it does NOT have the overload springs. If your truck does have the overload springs then you will need to use a different installation kit such as # C16430-204. I have linked installation instructions for you.
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  • Comparing Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch With Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2018 Ram 3500
    The Curt A16 # C16120 and Reese # RP30047 are both quality fifth wheel hitches that have a 16,000 lb capacity and dual jaw system but there are a couple of noticeable differences. The Curt A16 has a fully articulating head while the Reese has a head which only pivots 4 ways. The A16 also has a handy indicator system which will let you know if the jaws on the hitch are ready to couple, uncouple or tow, which is a convenience feature the Reese hitch does not offer. The Curt A16 # C16120...
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  • Auto Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500 with Air Suspension
    I have a great solution for you. The Demco Hijacker AutoSlide Hitch part # DM8550035 is designed to fit industry standard style fifth wheel rails. So while the Demco brand rails for your truck don't fit with the air suspension vehicles, the Curt rail kit part # C16430-204 does fit the air suspension versions of your 2018 Ram 3500 so it would work well. The hitch I mentioned has a 21k capacity and will automatically slide as you make tight turns.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2020 Ram 3500 with RamBox
    The fifth wheel hitch I recommend for a 2020 Ram 3500 with RamBox is the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16180 which will require the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16430-204. The Curt A25 has a dual interlocking jaw design which grips the kingpin tight and produces a smooth ride. The head can also be removed to help with install and removal. Please note, the RamBox feature will require that you install a rotating pin box on the trailer to ensure there is...
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  • Using the Lippert Turning Point Pin Box with Reese 5th Wheel Hitch On a 2019 Ram 3500 with RamBoxes
    If your Grand Design Reflections 150 comes with a Lippert Turning Point Pin Box then there will be no need for a Reese Sidewinder as these both serve the same purpose which is to move the pivot point therefore making for more turning clearance. The only thing you would need is a fixed 5th wheel hitch and for that I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # RP30047 because of the dual locking jaws which form a tight grip on the kingpin therefore making for a smooth ride. This Reese...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for a 2014 Ram 3500
    The 5th wheel installation kits for the 2012 Ram 2500 will not fit the 2014 Ram 3500. But we do have some kits that you can use on your 2014. I recommend Curt custom installation kit # C16430-204. This kit will fit your truck and will accept hitches that fit in industry standard above the bed rails. I have linked a video showing installation of this kit for you.
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  • Fit & Compatibility of Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitches with Industry-Standard Base Rails
    There are different versions of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th wheel hitch that are made for different applications. For instance 13K hitch model # DM8550040 does fit into industry-standard above-bed base rails (ISRs) like # C16430-204 from Curt or your Reese rails. The 21K Demco hitch # DM8550038 fits into the Ford Super Duty factory 5th wheel prep kit. The 18K hitch # DM8550034 that you referenced also fits into ISRs. The linked page will display for you all Demco 5th wheel hitch...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Without Factory 5th Wheel Rail Kit
    Thank you for providing the photos of your 2014 Ram 3500 dually. I am not sure what brackets you have tried previously, but perhaps they were part of a universal 5th wheel install kit that requires drilling into the vehicle frame. We do offer a custom bracket 5th wheel installation kit for the 2014 Ram 3500 SLT without the factory rail system. Kit # C16430-204 from Curt includes custom frame brackets that install to existing holes in the truck frame using included hardware and without...
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  • Slider Base Recommendation to Install Curt Q24 Hitch in Bed of 2018 Ram 3500 wo Factory Rail Kit
    Sounds like you have the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16545-16025 and want a slider base to fit standard rails that you'd have installed in the bed of your 2018 Ram 3500. For that you'd want the # C16570 and you'd be set. You'd take the head off of your current hitch and attach it to this slider base and you'd have a slider hitch setup ready to install in industry standard fifth wheel rails. If you need a rail kit you'd want the custom install...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    Either the Curt # C16536 Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch w/ Slider with its 20K capacity or the 20K Capacity B&W BWRVK3270 Patriot Sliding Fifth wheel hitch would be a great choice. Both hitches are high quality, and would offer you a secure, relatively smooth ride. For the Curt hitch, use the # C16430-204 rail kit or for the B&W Patriot, use # BWRVK2605. My only issue with bed rail mounted hitches is the fact that the rails remain in the bed when you're not using the hitch. If you don't use...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 3500 Crew Cab
    I have a couple of different options for your 2017 Ram 3500 Crew Cab. Your truck has a bed height of just over 20 inches so I will recommend some 5th wheel hitches that are adjustable to under 3 inches of that 20 inch mark that you're looking for. The most economical option for your Ram is the Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch # C16115 with the Curt Base Rails # C16430-204. This features the Slide Bar Jaw to secure your king pin and has a Gross Towing Weight of 16,000 lbs. The next step up...
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  • How To Install a Husky 16K 5th Wheel On a 2019 Ram 3500
    In order to install the Husky 16K 5th Wheel Hitch on a 2019 Ram 3500 you can use the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16430-204 which is a custom fit so no drilling is required and it is the only one of its kind as of July 2019. The Husky Custom Mounting Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches part # HT31413 will not fit but you can use the Curt Install Kit with the Husky 5th Wheel Hitch no problem. If you already have base rails, you will need to use the ones included...
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  • Compatibility of the Curt Q24 Hitch on a 2013 Dodge RAM 3500 Dually Megacab
    Yes, the Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16245 that you referenced will work in your 2013 Ram 3500. You will first need a rail kit though. For that you would want the Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # C16430-204. I confirmed the compatibility of these products on your vehicle with Curt as well.
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