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2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty - Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F250 and F350 - Carbide Finish

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 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty. 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
    • 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 Curt Q5 fifth wheel hitch
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches

16443 & 16204 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Carbide Finish

C16443-204 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16443-204 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit C16443-204 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Curt custom fifth-wheel installation kit with the carbide finish rails for the Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 1999 to 2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks with the 6.75 foot bed or the 8 foot bed. On any custom fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year model vehicle, and it'll show you if this part will work for your application. These custom brackets, right here, are designed to mount beneath your truck bed. They are what provide the attachment points for your fifth-wheel rails to connect to. These are custom-fit brackets.

They will mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame, and this will help minimize the amount of drilling that's required, and the installation time is cut in half when compared with universal bracket systems. The base rails themselves, that is what these base rails are what will attach to these mounting brackets. The base rails will sit in your truck bed, and they allow the installation of your fifth-wheel hitch to your vehicle. These are visible above-bed rails. These happen to have a nice, carbide finish to them.

This part includes everything shown here on the table. It includes the two above-bed base rails, the two mounting brackets, one for each side, all the mounting hardware that's needed to install it and a nice set of detailed instructions. 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 installation kit with the carbide finish rails for the Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks.

Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F250 and F350 - Carbide Finish - C16443-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (16 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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by: Walter, R01/20/2016

Thanks Etrailer for great customer service and quick delivery. Received my rail kit in time to install for my weekend trip. Michelle s. Was very helpful in getting me the right part and at a great price. Thanks" Walter,r 235909


rails are working out just fine, no problems at all.

Walter, R - 01/23/2017

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by: Peter C09/11/2016

Customer service for product selection and order entry were excellent and focused on my interests and needs. The hitch, custom installation kit, and harness were shipped very quickly and arrived sooner than expected. Everything arrived in excellent condition. Assembly and installation instructions were very clear and specific, and I was able to assemble and install everything with no problems and in a very reasonable amount of time. Total cost was roughly half of what it would have been if I had purchased the products and had them installed by a dealer. I am very satisfied with my experience dealing with, and would highly recommend them to anyone shopping for towing products. 294099

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by: fred b07/01/2015

worked great. did a great job on way from Ky to Fl 208716


it still works ,so I am happy.

fred b - 07/27/2016

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by: Chris K04/03/2017 has become my go-to site for everything. They're communication is excellent. When I asked for my item to be express shipped and they realized they couldn't get it to me in time because it wasn't in the warehouse, they quickly suggested a similar item and had it to me on time. Install on my Curt 5th wheel rails was a breeze and I just placed another order for more items that I would normally purchase from a competitor! Plus FREE SHIPPING and the low price guarantee! How could you go wrong? Thanks Etrailer 362404

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by: Andy N08/25/2016

Only pulled camper for 20 miles so far, but hitch seemed to work great! Very easy to install and put together. Took about 3-4 hrs start to finish. 287656

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by: John B.04/30/2013

I ordered the 5 th wheel rails and mounts person on phone was very helpful, parts was delivered the day he told me on time. Im very happy with the rails and mount for the price I didnt expect that kind of quaility. I cant be more satisfied with my order etrailer, I will be ordering more from you guys at etrailer thanks. John 78478

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by: Mel Roe06/08/2017

I ordered a curt mounting kit for my truck and the awesome guys at etrailer upgraded my shipping for no additonal cost. I have not yet mounted it and will follow up with a review once I do. Thank you for the great customer service. 390821

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by: Phil A.09/10/2016

I ordered the Curt Q16 fifth wheel hitch with rails and brackets for a Ford F350. It got here in 7 days over a holiday weekend and fit perfectly. The price was right including free shipping. Thank you. 293133

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by: George Johnson12/16/2014

Good fit, everything went in lilike it was suppose to. Bought to use with Curt spyder goose neck hitch. Everything was good quality and will definitely do the job. 165666

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by: Mike C.12/10/2016

Great set of rails. Good finish. Frame mounts matched up perfectly with Ford frame. Took about 2 hours to mount first one and 10 minutes to mount second. 323885

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by: Randy08/27/2015

Mounting kit was easy to install, every thing lined up, and holes were just were they were supose to be. great product. 221992

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by: Lisa04/28/2017

Installed easily, great name products from etrailer, arrived very quickly! 373500

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by: Ted Belser02/21/2016

Very good product! Quality made heavy my truck perfect! 238375

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by: Randy F06/03/2016

Product is easy to install and works exactly as described. 256287

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by: Thomas02/15/2015

Product fit my F 250 very good made installation very eaay 174849

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by: Bonny L07/06/2017

Excellent value and works as described 402258


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  • Can the Curt X5 5th Wheel Adapter for BW Square Turnover Hitches Be Used With a Curt Q5 Slider
  • It is possible to use the Curt X5 Fifth Wheel Adapter for B and W Square Shank Turnover Ball Hitches, # 16310, with a Curt Q5 slider. But unless you have a B and W hitch installed on your 1999 Ford Super Duty, I recommend using the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16443-204. I have included a link to the installation details for this kit below. There is also a combined Curt Q5 Slider and installation kit together. Check out the Curt Q5 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Roller,...
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  • Will Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Fit Ford Super Duty
  • The Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16120 and the Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16443-204 are a confirmed fit for your F-250 and F-350 Super Duty. I am sending a link to the a video review of the Curt hitch, as well as installation instructions for the hitch and the custom install kit. I am also including a link to all 5th wheel hitch kits that are a confirmed fit for your vehicle. If you only have a 4-way connector on your truck, you will need to upgrade to a 7-way...
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  • Will a Pro Series Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit in a Curt Rail Kit
  • Yes, the Curt Rail Kit part # C16443-204 that you referenced has the industry standard rail dimensions so a Pro Series Slider like the part # PS30094 would fit and work well in this rail kit.
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  • Where do the Spacers Install, Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16443-204 2003 Ford F-350
  • The square spacers go between the rails and the truck bed where the bolts go through that attach to the nuts on the under side of the bed. They should be placed in the lower corrugation in the bed. Sometimes, a hole for the bolt has to be drilled in the side of one of the raised corrugations. In this case, you can use an angle grinder and trim the spacer at a 45 degree angle so that it will fit. So you would have a bolt going through the rail, then the spacer (which is between the rail...
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  • Does Curt 5th Wheel Bracket Hardware have to be Replaced to Install Air Bags on a 2014 Ford F-250
  • Personally I would have gone with the longest breaker bar I could get in there. You wouldn't have needed strength so much as leverage. But that is a moot point since the bolts have been removed. Now we have to get you the right hardware! But, the Ride-Rite kit # F2597 for your 2014 Ford F-250, does come with bolts, nuts, and washers that go through that center hole in the frame and 5th wheel brackets. So the center bolts from the 5th wheel install kit are the only ones that needed to...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Installation Kit Recommendation for 2008 Ford F350 and Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • For a fifth wheel rail installation kit you will want to go with a custom install kit like the Curt Rail Kit part # C16443-204. This kit has been confirmed to fit your 2008 Ford F-350 and will install in about half the time as a universal kit and will minimize drilling. This kit is also compatible with your Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Hitch # C16115.
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  • Any Additional Items Needed To Install Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16636, On 2002 Ford F250
  • The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16636, is the 20K fifth wheel hitch, the R20 hitch rollers and the universal installation kit with rails. No additional items will be needed. You might want to also look at the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16536, and # C16443-204, which is the same 20K fifth wheel hitch, the same R20 hitch rollers, but it includes the custom installation kit instead of the universal installation kit. If you are planning on doing the installation yourself, I would...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit For 2003 Ford F-250
  • For your 2003 Ford F-250, I recommend installing 10 bolt rails and using custom brackets for your vehicle. You can use the Curt kit # C16443-204 or the Reese Kit # RP50082-58. The 4 bolt rail kits aren't custom fits and since you already have the holes in the bed, the work is mostly done for you. The custom brackets will fit into existing holes in your truck frame so there won't be any drilling required for you. These kits will come with all the hardware you need. If you choose...
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  • Rear Axle Air Bag Kit and 5th Wheel Base Rails for 2000 Ford F-350 Dually Short Bed
  • Pull-Rite Super-Glide hitches come in a version that fits only their own rails and also in a version intended for industry-standard rails (ISRs) like those in the Curt Custom-Fit Base Rail Kit # C16443-204. This rail kit, which includes both custom under-bed brackets and industry-standard base rails, will accept any 5th wheel hitch made for ISRs. For an AirLift rear-axle air bag kit that works with a 5th wheel installation you can use kit # AL88298. This fits both 2WD and 4WD trucks...
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  • Custom Fit 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2000 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • For a true custom fit 5th wheel installation kit that will fit your 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty with 6-3/4 foot bed I recommend Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Item # RP50082-58. Current pricing is available on the product page. There are other "custom" kits that cost less, such as # C16443-204, but I do not consider it completely custom since there is some drilling into the frame required for installation.
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  • Are Center Bolts Required for 5th Wheel Rails in Curt Installation Kit in a 2001 Ford F-350
  • We do recommend installing the 2 center bolts in Curt 5th wheel installation kit # C16443-204 for your 2001 Ford F-350 though it is not required. The center bolts add additional stability and considering the weights involved with 5th wheel towing it is a good idea to have them especially if towing above 16,000 pounds.
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  • Fit of Curt C16443-204 Custom Fit 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit on 2000 Ford F350 Long Bed Dually
  • Both the Curt 20K fith wheel hitch, part # C16130 and the 24K model # C16245 include legs. The Curt # C16443-204 custom install kit is indeed a fit for your 2000 Ford F350 Long Bed Dually. If you don't have a 7-way trailer connector installed in the truck bed, you can install one using part # HM40157.
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  • Firestone Air Suspension Recommendation for a 2002 Ford F-250 with Curt Fifth Rail Kits
  • Firestone has confirmed the fit of their Ride Rite kit part # F2550 for your 2002 Ford F-250 and they also state that the kit should fit just fine with a fifth wheel rail kit. The Curt rail kit recommended for your truck is the part # C16443-204 which installs on the outside of the frame rails and would be compatible with the # F2550. If you have a universal kit the brackets should be L-brackets that would fit around the # F2550. For a 7-way to install in the bed of your truck...
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  • Correct Curt Manufacturing 5th Wheel Install Frame Brackets for 2000 Ford F350 w/ 8 Foot Bed
  • For your 2000 Ford F350, the correct frame mounting bracket kit would be part # C16443. For the frame bracket/ bed rail kit, use part # C16443-204. If you already have Curt bed rails, you can certainly use the # C16443 by itself, but we don't recommend using frame brackets and bed rails from different manufacturers. They WILL fit, but since they haven't been tested together, using brackets from one manufacturer and rails from another could yield an unknown weight capacity, which would...
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  • Will Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a 2004 Ford F-350 Long Bed Dually
  • Yes, you can install the Curt Q24 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16546 in your 2004 Ford F-350. But since you have a long bed you would not need a slider hitch. You would instead use the fixed version # C16245. But, if you still want to use the slider version you can but there won't be a need to slide it back out of the towing position. Also, sliders only lock into the towing position or the maneuvering position, there are no settings in between. For an installation kit I recommend # C16443-204...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit With Custom Brackets For 2003 Ford F-250
  • The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F250 and F350 - Carbide Finish, # C16443-204, is a confirmed fit for your 2003 Ford F-250. This is a standard rail kit with custom brackets and hardware I recommend for your application. This rail kit is compatible with 5th wheel hitches from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky. I've attached a review video for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250
  • Actually the Curt fifth wheel bracket kit you would need is the part # C16443. The # C16448 that you referenced is not compatible with your truck so I would not recommend it for you. If you needed rails as well you would want the part # C16204 for just the rails or part # C16443-204 to order a kit that includes both.
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