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Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual-pivot head with Permalube bushings and a slide-bar jaw for a smooth ride. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number 16516 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel

  • Curt
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Economy - Slide-Bar Jaw
  • 15 - 17 Inch Tall
  • Double Pivot
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual-pivot head with Permalube bushings and a slide-bar jaw for a smooth ride. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Auto-locking, slide-bar jaw mechanism provides superior security
    • Rear tension bar works with slide bar to clamp around king pin, minimizing rattle and movement
    • Lockable with padlock (sold separately)
  • Non-binding slider provides clearance required for short-bed pickups to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
    • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
    • Designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'
      • Not recommended for use on truck beds shorter than 6'
  • 4-Position height adjustment for multiple towing applications
  • Dual-pivoting head with 10-degree lateral movement for simple hookup
    • Permalube pivot bushings increase hitch life and reduce maintenance
  • Anti-rattle skid plate provides smooth, quiet ride
    • Nylon lube plate (sold separately) will help to prevent scratches on skid plate and to let king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • Simple installation with base rails and installation kit (sold separately)
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed base rails
  • Sturdy, steel construction with carbide black finish


  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Roller travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 14" - 17"
  • 5-Year limited warranty

E16 5th Wheel Jaw

Simple, Secure Hookup

With a dual-pivoting head that offers 10 degrees of lateral movement, the E16 fifth-wheel hitch makes hookup a snap, even on unlevel ground. Once the king pin slides into the hitch, the auto-locking, slide-bar jaw secures it in place. A unique feature of the E16 is the rear steel tension bar within the jaw that activates upon hookup to clamp down on the king pin, providing a tighter grip that maximizes security and minimizes rattle.

R16 5th Wheel Roller

Non-Binding R16 Roller

Specially designed for trucks with 6' to 8' beds, this non-binding slider helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a roller to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.

16516 Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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Item # 16516

Installation Details 16516 Installation instructions

Video of Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel - Sliding Fifth Wheel - 16516 Review

Today we're going to review part number 16516. This is the Curt E16 fifth wheel trailer hitch on the Curt R16 roller. This is a slide bar jar design hitch and has a 16,000 pound weight capacity. For demonstration purposes I do have the slider and the hitch head mounted on some base rails with the mounting brackets just to show you how it looks installed in a vehicle. The rails and the mounting brackets are sold separately on our web site. This is an auto locking slide bar jaw mechanism right here. Provides superior security. Has the rear steel tension bar right here that works with the slide bar to clamp around the king pin.

Minimizes rattle and movement. Right here they do have holes on these tabs here that you can actually lock this handle if you want with a padlock. The padlock we would sell separately. This head has a 4-position height adjustment for multiple towing applications. You can set it to the correct height for your application. This dual-pivoting head goes front to back, has a 10-degree lateral movement of the skid plate for simple hook-up. Does use permalube pivot bushings to increase your hitch life and reduce maintenance. This anti-rattle skid plate right here provides smooth, quiet ride. We do recommend a nylon move plate, which we sell separately on our web site, to use on your king pin of your 5th wheel trailer.

This will help prevent scratches on the skid plate and let your king pin glide smoothly into the hitch during hook-up. This hitch is a sturdy steel construction with a carbide black finish. The slider itself, this will help eliminate clearance problems during slow speed turns with this non-binding slider. This provides 12 inches of travel from front to back. It is designed to fit truck beds between 6 foot and 8 foot in length. This will provide clearance which is required for your short bed truck to turn safely at slow speeds, prevents your trailer from hitting the cab of your truck during sharp, slow speed turns.

It does slide smoothly on these rounded non-binding rods. Again I mentioned it's designed for use on trucks on beds shorter than 8 foot, but not recommended for use on truck beds shorter than 6 foot. The base rails and installation kit I mentioned are sold separately. This will mount onto industry standard rails made by Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series Reese, and Valley. On the installation kit, which is the mounting bracket that mounts to the frame of your vehicle, we do recommend to make the installation a lot easier to use a custom fit or vehicle specific bracket kit. We do list those on our web site.

If you put your year and model vehicle in, it will tell you if there's one available. If there is, we do recommend to use it. It saves you about half the installation time, mainly because the mounting brackets would have holes drilled that would use existing holes in your truck frame. The slider is constructed of a durable, carbide powder-coated steel. This part number does come with the pins and clips which are used to run through the rails. Once you drop your slider into the rail, the pins and clips would hold it into place. Also comes with 4 of these rubber sound dampeners. Basically they have slots in them. Basically what those would be used for is before you drop your slider into the opening, there's a tab on it. These would go onto that tab on each corner. Drop it into the rails. Tighten it down with your pin and clips and these will help eliminate any rattle or noise with your slider mounted to your rails. The gross towing weight capacity of this is 16,000 pounds. The vertical load weight or pin weight capacity is 4,000 pounds. Again the height can be adjusted from 15 to 17 inches. Travel is 12 inches front to back. I just want to give you a demonstration on how the hitch works and how the slider works. Right now the slide bar is closed. What you want to do when you're ready to hook up, lift your handle straight up, just pull it out. Once you pull it out enough it would lock into position. This tension bar will hold that slide bar open. Basically I have a demonstration. This is an example of a king pin that would be attached on your fifth wheel. Once that slides in, it will push up against this tension bar and that will release the slide bar. When it does that, you can see that slide bar goes across and that tension bar would still keep tension on the king pin. Just move your handle down to where these tabs line up. You can lock it or put a pin and clip through there and that handle wouldn't move. You're ready to go. One last thing I want to show you on the head before I forget. Another nice feature on this is if you're by yourself and you want to remove it from the truck bed, nobody around to help you, has these pins and clips that hold this head onto the cross member. You just pop the clip off, pull the pin out. Do the same over here. You can lift that head out separately. Lift the cross member out separately and then the slider out separately. Makes it easier for just one person around. We'll go ahead and attach this back. Slide it on. There we go. I'm going to show you, demonstrate the slider on it. Basically right now it is locked in the towing position. Towing position would be the closest to the cab. Where I'm standing would be the cab of your tow vehicle. If you notice the color coding, the green is showing. That means it's locked in the towing position. It's not moving. Over here would be red if it wasn't locked. I'll show you that. When you pull this out and you're going to go to maneuvering position, just pull out on your handle. When you pull out on your handle, just turn it a little bit counterclockwise and that will move that tab out of the way, allow it to slide and you'll see the red showing. The green is not showing so it's not locked. This would slide back to the tailgate, give you more maneuvering position. Once you hit that cutout there, it would slide in, lock it into place. The red's not showing. The green is so it's locked in maneuvering so it's moved the 12 inches away from the cab of your vehicle. When you're done maneuvering and you want to go back into the towing position, again we'll just pull this handle out and this time we'll move it clockwise which will put the tab toward the tow vehicle. The reason you do that is because then, again it's showing red, no green, so again this slides into the towing position. Once it hits those tabs, locks into position. No red. You see the green over here so you're locked and ready to tow. That should do it for the review on part number 16516, the Curt E16 fifth wheel trailer hitch on the Curt R16 roller in a 16,000 pound weight capacity. .

Customer Reviews

Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs - 16516

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (205 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual-pivot head with Permalube bushings and a slide-bar jaw for a smooth ride. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.

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This is a great product and all the parts and hardware arrived in tact. Had a few issues with the under bed mounts due to my truck is the 2017 power wagon and more parts had to be removed to get installed and relocate harnesses. over all installation took a good day even with a mechanics back ground. Also will be installing hellwig air bags to accommodate coil springs. I really liked that etrailer customer service called me to verify my order. After that the package arrived with in a week. Really happy with the parts and etrailer service. 477054

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The hitch is easy to put together as I have a 2016 2500hd I had to bolt it inn the very top holes to clear my box. There seems to be alot of plat in the king pin lock a clank and clunk starting and stopping. Id buy from etrailer again they are a great company this product was built for what I paid its a middle of the road hitch. I will upgrade at some point 377732

It works I don’t care for the hitch after a year. There is to much slack in the hitch and no adjustment. Don’t like the handle you have to turn just right to disconnect. Wouldn’t buy it again matter of fact gonna switch it out this year as I don’t like it.
Myron L - 05/09/2018


Thanks for your follow up Myron. I have confirmed with my contacts at Curt and if you would like you can change out the head unit of your current system and use the # C16520
Replacement Head Unit for Curt A16 and Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 16,000 lbs
. This head unit offers upgraded features in the coupler head, handle and adjustable height adjustability of the head to the base. If you were to switch out the heads only it would be more cost effective that getting an entire new 5th wheel hitch, and you would be able to utilize your existing underbed install kit, rails, and slider portion of your existing system. However if you would like to consider a different hitch set up, I have provided a link for your reference that includes the 5th wheel hitches that have the same capacity of your exisiting system for reference.

-- Rachael H - 5/9/2018

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Installed nice no instructions on the right rear front bolt on a 2017 3 quarter ton Ram pickup rear end mounted were they wanted you to put the bolt on the coil suspension Dodge 520008

I half to disconnect all the pins and lift hitch out with trailer because I can not get the king pin to release when its hooked up I tried everything so Im not pleased with this hitch?
Jim - 06/13/2019


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I've only towed my camper once with my new hitch so far and it worked just fine, when i bought it, it arrived on time and in good shape, the only little problem i had was part of the steel under the release handle wasn't painted so when it rained rusty water came out the handle tube and kind of stained my rubber bed liner, but it was an easy fix. anyway i'm happy with it ! P.S. the vehicle specific frame mount makes the set-up much quicker and eaiser than the universal mount . 305663

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Hitch is well made and went together without a problem. I like the slide mechanism, works smoothly. I looked at other hitches and this one seems to have the best features for the price. Shipping from etrailer was fast even with the holidays. 594120

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Avoid, very poor quality. Bangs so hard back and forth seems like it will break, according to curt completely normal. Also made in china which is not disclosed before purchase 496415

There are three main types of jaw systems used on fifth wheel hitches, a slide bar, dual-jaw and a single wrap-around jaw.Slide bar jaws are found in budget priced fifth wheel hitches. They do a fine job of retaining the king pin, but this design doesnt hold the pin very tightly so there will be some noise and chucking during acceleration and braking as the pin moves around in the hitch. Hitches with this type of jaw are very reasonably priced, but the ride quality youll experience isnt always the best. Dual jaws are a better design found in moderately and premium-priced hitches. This set- up does a better job of holding the king pin and will allow some but not a lot of movement. Higher end hitches like the Reese Titan or the B and W companion use a serrated or partial wrap around jaw that further limit movement.The wrap around jaw such as whats seen in the Reese Elite series holds the king pin very tightly for very minimal movement and a very smooth ride.
-- Mike L - 04/15/2018


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I ordered on a Monday and got the equipment on Wed. I started the installation Wed after noon. Finished Thur. about 11:00 am. I did all the work myself with a little help from my son on holding the U bolts. I am 75.5 years old and had no trouble with the instructions. Thanks. PS Added the Jeep picture for fun. 184654

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Successfully installed this hitch even in a RAM Box. I did remove 2" from the handles so I have the proper clearance for the RAM box. That shortened length hasn't changed my ability to unlock the hitch for either function even being 5'-8". I do think this installation method with U-bolts that go around the frame is easier than the 1/2 ton version I installed which pulled knurled bolts through the factory frame holes to hold the support brackets. 512542

Still Working Great
Kory - 05/24/2019


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I called and spoke to a rep on the phone. He talked me through what would be good for my set up and gave me a few options. I placed my ordered and it arrived in 3 days. Product was as described and happy with everything so far. 740183

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I am a fairly advanced DIY'er. After watching a few Youtube videos several times I started to install the bed rails. I had to buy a larger torque wrench, a 22mm socket, a 19mm wrench that was open end on one end and a rachet on the other end to tighten top bolts. I spent 6-7 hours to get everything put together and mounted. The large 30 gallon gas tank on my F-150 made the drivers side front rail bolts really challenging to handle. Great quality kit. 735276

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Great product all went together fast and easy delivery was fast was in my truck within 3 days of ordering Thanks E trailer 733635

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Hitch works great. I tow with confidence knowing I have a solid connection between my truck and 12K lb fifth wheel camper. 730448

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Can engage the hitch easily from the fifth wheel but always have to reverse and forward several times to disengage. Difficult to perform when I am solo, a lot easier with some one to crank on the lever while I dance the truck. 729980

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I have enjoyed my hitch it has made hookups fast and easy. 715565

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First of all Etrailer.com shipped the hitch the same day ordered and I recieved it the next day. Outstanding! The hitch installation went well however the directions could be better. Just installed and haven't towed yet. So far very pleased. 700563

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Was easy to install and fit great. Product works as it should and was well worth the money if you have a short bed truck. 688121

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Great custom fit to my 17 Silverado , about a 3 hour install and that was taking my time as it was 94 degrees and I wasn’t getting in any hurry. The hitch seems pretty sturdy and I really like the slide feather. Some slide hitches require a lot more actions to engage. Brackets fit right on the money and the video provided on the web site for install was spot on.. I only gave it 4 stars because the box arrived in very poor condition. Seems it could be better packaged but this could also be the result of the shipping company tossing it around.. I have not towed anything with it yet so this review is all about the fit and finish of the E16 slider hitch. etrailer shipping was super I mean super fast!!! Great job there etrailer. . 672919

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Very nice. Easy installation and works great. I recommend this product and etrailer. Staff is courteous, professional and knowledgeable. 672205

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First, the service etrailer provided was Excellent! The sales person spent at least 30 min on the phone answering my questions and helping me pick the correct product. Once I had the correct product they shipped for free in two days. I was able to install the hitch in time for my planned trip and the hitch works great. I am towing a 12k + pound fifth wheel and have had no issues with the hitch. 667794

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Speed of light shipping .ordered it on monday setting on my porch Wednesday.great site easy to find what you are looking for . I've not installed it yet. thats this weekend project.thank you etrailer.com for being a great place to shop. Prices are comparable with other sites . would recommend and will use again ..this 5th wheel will be used alot .want a very well made 5th wheel make it a CURT.. 663128

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I have a short bed truck, and using the Curt 16516 system Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller, will give me the added clearance I will need for tight turns and maneuvering. Curt's instructions were fairly clear, and parts were well defined. These products are extremely well-made. Once again, etrailer shipped quickly. Their communication and customer service are great. Thank you etrailer team. I am now ready to get my rig on the road. 662988

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Fairly easy to install, was able to do everything by my self. 657170

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Good hitch for money, it took me about 4 hours by myself to put hitch in. I am not fast but I want it done right.Used it one time so far works good. 646727

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I just finished installing my slider hitch and was happy and I was nervous that there would be parts missing because the box was busted open when it came, but it was all there and went in pretty smooth 643694

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While the jury is out on pulling with this 5th wheel hitch, etrailer did a really nice job promptly shipping my order. The unit is exactly what I expected and installed onto my base rails quite nicely. Thanks guys. 635644

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    The Curt E16 # 16516 that you referenced has 14" - 17" of adjustable hitch height. The lowest possible option that we have is the Demco Hijacker SL Series Flat Deck # DM6076SL-FLAT which has a hitch height of a mere 10 inches tall. This will be compatible with the 6-1/2' bed on your 2017 Ram 2500 as it still offers the sliding ability. It features 8" of front to back travel and is rated for up to 21,000 lbs. This 5th wheel hitch will install on your 2500 with the Custom Base Rails and...
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    Since you have a 6-1/2 foot bed you are going to need a sliding hitch like the Curt E5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller # 16516 that you referenced. For the correct installation kit to install this hitch in the bed of your 2003 GMC Sierra you will need a Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16418-104. Now for wiring to allow you to install a trailer 7-way in the bed of your truck as well you would want a Draw-Tite Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness # 20110. I attached an installation...
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  • How Heavy of a Trailer Can a 2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman Pull
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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
    For a 5th wheel hitch that fits directly into the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2016 Ram 2500 you can use B&W hitch # BWRVK3600. But on a short bed truck even the mounting range of the B&W hitch head might not provide enough clearance to make tight turns safely. What I recommend is to use Demco adapter # DM6099 which fits in the Ram factory prep package. This will act as a base for the Demco HiJacker, # DM8550035, rated for 21,000 pounds. Another benefit is that this hitch slides...
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  • Curt Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility With 2017 Ford F-350
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