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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish

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Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits 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 C16448-104 or order online at Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.

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Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16448-104

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.


  • 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
    • Designed for your 2005-2010 Ford Super Duty truck
    • Minimizes drilling
    • Installation time is cut in half, compared with universal bracket systems
  • Complete kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have gloss finish to match your hitch
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches

16448 & 16104 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Gloss Finish

C16448-104 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16448-104 Installation instructions

Video of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish

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

Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16448-104 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the CURT custom, fifth-wheel insulation with the gloss finish rails for the Ford trucks. This is a custom-fit part. It is designed to fit 2005 to 2010 Ford F250 and F350 and F450 trucks, with either the six-and-three-quarter-foot bed or the eight-foot bed. Now, on a customer-fit part I always like to recommend to you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it will show you if this part will work for your application. Now, these custom brackets right here is what will mount beneath your truck bed. They do provide the attachment points for your fifth-wheel rails to connect to. These are custom-fit brackets, so they do mount to existing holes that are in your vehicle's frame, and this will help minimize the amount of drilling that's required, and your installation time is cut in half when compared with universal bracket systems.

Now, the base rails, right here, this is what will attach to these mounting brackets. The rails are what will sit in your truck bed, and they allow the installation of your fifth-wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. These are visible above-bed rails. If you notice, these happen to have a nice gloss finish to them. Now, this part includes everything shown here on the table, with two, above-bed base rails, the two mounting brackets, one for each side, all the mounting hardware you need to install it, and a nice set of detailed instructions. Now this kit will work with fifth-wheel hitches from CURT, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley.

That should do it for the review on the CURT custom, fifth-wheel insulation kit with the gloss finish rails for Ford trucks.

Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish - C16448-104

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.

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Parts were exactly what they said and arrived when they said 593956

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These rails were easy to install. Installed by myself in less then 2 hrs. The fish wire for pulling bolt through worked flawlessly. Only complaint I had was the front mounting hole for frame brackets had no hole in my frame. Had to drill a completely new hole. No big deal other then it was suppose to be a custom bracket. 587659

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Description said fits all Curt hitches. Well it doesn't fit a Curt e5 16k hitch. Very disappointed! Slots on the rail the hitch is supposed to fit in are a little to far apart. 66359

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The product did not fit our hitch very disappointe I double checked that it would go with the hitch we had already purchased..After we made the cuts in our truck bed only to find out the slots are way to small for the chambers to fit into... Very frustrated watching my husband try to get this together. SO much for us going camping this weekend..... Ann E. 56690

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Great Price and Quality!!! 639780

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Best price - very fast delivery. Curt rails for gooseneck spider. Will definitely order from again. 604588

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This was the quickest and easiest online purchase I have ever made! helped me get exactly what I needed, and just in time to put it to work. Thank you to all those who work hard daily to help out customers like me. I didn't buy a lot, but they still valued me like their best customer. I will be ordering again soon. 579646

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Thank you for the very professional prompt service! 573315

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I just want to say thank You to George and staff at the ordering was painless. The shipping was fast and It took approximately 2 1/2 hrs. to install the plates and cross bars. The fit and finish is perfect. I probably watched the install video three times before I actually did the install. I did not remove my wheels. Thank You again. You guy's are second to none. Thank You 565518

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Used this kit to install a Valley 7054 16K 5th wheel in my 2005 F-250. As noted, the instructions are not the best but the diagram is easy to read, and all that I needed. IMO the manufacturer makes it more complicated than necessary; I removed the rear tires for access and installed the brackets to the frame first and then drilled the 1/8" pilot holes up through the bed floor. The brackets only fit one way on the frame and this located the rails perfectly. I didn't lower and remove the spare tire, but your mileage may vary. It's a solid kit, had all the hardware and the fit was good. I'd buy it again. 171999

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As advertised, arrived fairly quickly, and easy to install, I will do business with again. 66876

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Very satisfied. Kit bolts up easily. Directions easy to follow. Very sturdy! Can't wait to put it to the test! 66492


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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Brackets and Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually
  • There are custom fifth wheel installation kits that fit your 2004 Ford F-350 dually but the Installation Kit # C16448-104 you referenced does NOT fit; this kit is only for 2005-2011 Ford Super Duty trucks. Instead I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F250 and F350 # C16443-204, which does fit your F-350, because the custom fit will lessen the amount of drilling and time it takes to install the brackets compared to universal installation kits. If you are...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2010 Ford F-250 and Valley Husky 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Husky hitches that were under the Valley umbrella are not the same as the current Husky brand like for installation kit # HT31412-686 that you have referenced. We do not recommend mixing brackets from one company with rails from another because they have not been tested together and the capacity will be unknown. The best and safest thing to do would be to get a complete kit with parts all from the same manufacturer. I recommend the Curt custom installation kit # C16448-104. It is...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2013 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • We do have a Curt 5th wheel installation kit that will fit your 2013 Ford F-350 long bed but # C16448-104 is designed for older models and will not fit your truck. You will need Curt custom install kit # C16424-204 for carbide finish or # C16424-104 for glossy. Keep in mind that glossy doesn't stay glossy for long! I have linked a video showing an example installation of these kits. For a 5th wheel hitch you can't go wrong with the Curt Q25 # C16265. It's rated for 25,000 pounds gross...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2005 Ford F-350 Long Bed Dually
  • For your 2005 Ford F-350 dually, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish # C16448-204 or gloss black finish # C16448-104 are confirmed to fit. The long bed and the dual rear wheels do not change the fit on your truck frame.
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  • Which Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2000 Ford F-350 Long Bed
  • The correct Curt fifth wheel rail kit for your 2000 Ford F-350 long bed is actually the Curt part # C16443-204 as the kit you mentioned does not fit your truck. For a hitch the Curt A20 part # C16140 would be a great option. It's Curt's nicest 20k hitch available and would work well.
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  • Difference Between Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty
  • There are actually 2 possible Curt 5th wheel installation kits that will fit your 2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty. The only difference between them is the finish. The Carbide finish on the installation kit you have reference, # C16448-204, is more of a matte (not shiny) finish. The other option is the Glossy finish, # C16448-104. As the name suggests it is shiny. Both of these kits are compatible with the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16245. This hitch has the more matte finish so...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendations for a 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • There are a couple of components needed to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch in a truck. Starting with the installation kit, there are 2 types. There is a universal kit and there are custom kits. If a truck has a custom kit option available, as your truck does, I always recommend it over the universal installation kit. The reason is that the custom kits come with brackets specifically designed to fit your truck and this translates to less drilling and about half the installation time over...
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  • Compatibility of Valley 5th Wheel Hitch with Curt # C16448-104 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit
  • The Curt 5th Wheel Install kit you referred to, part # C16448-104 is compatible with a 2005 Ford F250 Long Bed. The Curt Install Kit uses industry standard bed rails, which are compatible with Reese, Curt, Husky and Valley fifth wheel hitches, among others. The rails provided by the install kit would indeed be compatible with your Valley 16K hitch, as long as the hitch uses the above-bed rails. To see the installation instructions, click the provided link. If your truck doesn't already...
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  • Curt Custom 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2007 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Any time there is an option for a custom fit installation kit, like # C16448-104, I recommend going with it. The reason is that the custom kits are easier and quicker to install because you do not have to do nearly as much drilling. I have included some links to the installation details for the custom installation kit for you.
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  • Recommended Curt Fifth Wheel Custom Base Rail Kit for 2018 Ford Super Duty Trucks
  • For your 2018 Ford F-250, the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish # C16428-204 is the correct fit for 2017-2019 Ford Super Duty models. It will require no drilling into your truck frame as the brackets utilize holes already present. This kit will give you industry standard base rails compatible with most 5th wheel hitches. If you need a recommendation I'd be happy to help. I have linked the pages to your options for the long bed or short bed of your 2018...
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