Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16044 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16044

  • Curt
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 5000 lbs TW

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Interlocking 2-jaw system provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar models
  • 3-Point indicator system - color coding tells you if hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow
    • Lock indicators visible from cab
  • Fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and a stable, quiet ride
    • Self-aligns for easy hookup
    • Suppresses road shock
    • Reduces bothersome towing noise
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Single-throw operation
    • Self-resets to the ready-to-couple position after you uncouple your trailer
  • 2 Built-in zerk fittings for easy lubrication
  • Fast 1-pin head removal makes it easy for 1 person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: This fifth-wheel hitch is compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder, only when used with a wedge (sold separately).


Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A20 Two-Piece Interlocking Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, interlocking, two-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.


Three-Point Indicator System

A20 Color Indicator System

Get peace of mind with Curt's color-coded lock indicator. Just look at the indicator - either the one on the handle or the one on the hitch itself - to determine whether the jaw is in the correct position to uncouple (red), couple (yellow) or tow (green).



16044 Curt A20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram OEM Towing Package

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16021 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel RV Hitch Legs for Dodge Ram Trucks with Factory Towing Prep Package





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2014 - 2019 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2019 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg




Video of Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel - Fixed Fifth Wheel - C16044 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt 820 dual inaudible 00:00:03 trailer hitch for the Ram Towing Truck Package, as a 20,000 weight capacity. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2013 and newer Ram trucks with the factory installed towing truck package. Now in any custom set part, I always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you this will work for your application. This is a 5th wheel hitch that'll mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your 5th wheel trailer. It does use the interlocking 2 jaw system here which provides a nice 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact. Because of that it'll give you less rattle, more security than the slide bar model.

On the front of each jaw, if you look on the ends right there, you'll see 2 built in grease cert fittings. This is for easy lubrication of the jaws. Now the head on this is a fully articulating torsion head as you control coupling and a nice stable quiet ride. It will self align for easy hook up and it helps suppress any road shock to reduce that bothersome towing noise. It does have a nice lockable handle right here so pin and clip through the handle.

It's a short throw single handle operation and it does self reset to the ready to couple position after you've done uncoupled. It does offer a hitch height adjustment. Now hitch height would be measured from your truck bed to the top of your hitch head and that's important because you always want your fifth wheel trailer to run as level as possible with your tow vehicle so when you do install this cross member to this side leg assembly, there's 3 rows of holes that you can adjust it to to get to correct hitch height for your application. Now, other main feature on this is they do offer a 3 point indicator system right here on the back of the head. What I'm going try to do is rotate this just so you can see when we're talking about it, the colors. It is a color coded system.

There we go. If you notice right under ahead there's a red green and yellow and this color coding system will tell you if your hitch is ready to uncouple, couple, or tow. These indicators are visible from the cab so when you're near the cab here looking back, you can see and look. Right now it's showing green and what that's telling you is that the jaws are completely circled around the kingpin. Now we don't have kingpin in here but if it was in there, that means it's ready to tow and when you'd open the handle, we pull the pin and clip off.

Then again you just pull it out, rotate it, you'll see the jaws open and then if you'll notice the color changes to yellow so basically these colors will indicate, when it was green the jaws we're locked close, you're safe to tow. When it's showing yellow, means the jaws are ready to couple so you're safe to back into the truck to couple up and if happens to show red as the other color, red means the jaws are locked open so it's safe to pull your truck away but you do not want to couple yet. Also, right down here you'll notice this large handle. There's a clip on the other side. If you pull that clip out, you can slide this large pin out and that'll allow you to lift the head out separate from the cross member so it makes it easy for one person to remove the hitch. Let's go ahead and rotate this back. There we go. Now this does come with . It includes this plastic loop crate. This goes onto your kingpin. It helps that kingpin glides smoothly into the hitch during hookup. Now on the legs themselves, they do use quarter turn anchors which allow for a quick installation removal and as we mentioned these are designed to drop into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your Ram factory underbed rails. Basically all you have to do, have a pin and clipper, remove that, rotate this out a quarter of a turn and you'll notice the tabs turn. You'll do that on each corner and once you've got them all open then you can drop it right into the truck bed into the pucks. Once they drop into place, rotate it back a quarter of a turn and put your pin and clip back in there to hold it in and you do that on each corner to lock it into place. It's pretty simple installation. Also you'll notice they have these nuts right here. These anchors can be adjusted to help eliminate any chucking between the legs and the pucks. This hitch is a sturdy steel construction, has a nice durable carbite powder coat finish to it. The specs again on this, the gross towing weight capacity is 20,000 pounds vertical load limit is 5,000 pounds. The hitch height adjustment, which we mentioned, is a 4 inch height adjustment so it's anywhere from 14 inches to 18 inches hitch height adjustment. The last thing I want to show you is the hitch head. Now we have the handles open. The jaws are open and as we remembered, it's showing yellow which means you're ready to couple. Here's an example. I got a rough what a kingpin would look like on your fifth wheel so what happens is when you're hooking up, you can see your kingpin. It'll slide right in between the 2 jaws and as it goes all the way back, once it gets back far enough, you'll see the jaws completely surround it. Your handle automatically goes into the locked position and then the holes will line up. You can take your pinning clip, drop your pin right through there, clip it, just like that and it locks your handle and then your kingpin or your 5th wheel will be locked into place ready to go and as we mentioned if you look back here from the cab, you'll see green which means it's safe to tow. That should do it for the review on the Curt 820 dual jaw 5th wheel trailer hitch for the Ram towing truck package with a 20,000 weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16044

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (122 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.

- C16044
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Everything went as described. Don't believe they could have made an easier install. Will be hooking to 5th wheel for first time Saturday. Little heavy but was able to handle it. So easy to go together one man can do it without an extra hand helping. Work smart not hard! 694946



- C16044
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The products I ordered arrived quickly. I found that the prices on etrailer are very reasonable. I will do business with them again. 466496



- C16044
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2018 Ram 2500

The Hitch is great once you figure out the correct steps to put it all together. You should have information in the directions that has a link to a video that shows you step by step process to assemble the hitch. The directions are veg ( not dummy prof ) on step by step assembly. After we assembling the hitch it would not fit into the pucks in the truck correctly. So I went online and looked up a video on Curt A20 5th wheel hitch installation and viewed my obvious mistake. There are to many options in your directions, make a video. 652112



- C16044
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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very nice hitch, easy assembly. Haven’t had any problems hooking up, head has play so you don’t need to be perfect backing into hitch. Bought a ram 17 Cummins and this hitch to go with it at same time between the hitch and truck can’t tell the 12000 lbs camper is back there. Very little hitch noise. Easy and fast shipping also. The only complaint is the hitch is heavy! Make sure you have help to remove or install. 614499



- C16044
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Dodge Ram Pickup

The install of the A20 Curt 5th wheel was flawless. Your delivery of two days is amazing. Included a picture of it in the back of my 3500 Ram. 486277



- C16044
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2018 Ram 3500

This hitch was extremely easy to install! Although the locking handle maneuvered slightly different than the Curt videos I saw online, the intuitive design made it a breeze to set up. As a first time 5th-wheeler, this product has exceeded my expectations so far. I have not towed yet with this unit, but I feel confident that this product will be able to tow my 16k lb 5th wheel. 452620



- C16044
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2019 Ram 2500

very easy to assemble get help this thing is heavy! and don’t torque down all bolts until locked in the pucks system can’t wait to give it a try 725563



- C16044
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I have dealt with a trailer for years now always great customer reps always got my deliveries on time I highly recommend this company has an RV dealership I have dealt with many that I would not recommend. This company is great 704978



- C16044
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2019 Ram 3500

Purchased this Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Item # C16044 to go in 2019 RAM 3500 DRW and tow 16,750# 40’ fifth wheel with 3,145# hitch weight. Newbie to 5th wheels and I haven’t taken delivery of the trailer yet so I set it in the highest position. Judging by how high it’s sitting I may have to let it down to the next setting. Easy assembly by myself although it is heavy. Seems well made. No adjustments needed to get it to sit in place. Came in 2 boxes and one was torn but nothing missing. Happy with it so far. 694006



- C16044
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Ordered the Curt A20 with Ram OEM puck legs on Friday. etrailer stated shipping would be 3-5 days. The hitch arrived in perfect condition on Monday...simply amazing! The hitch was manageable by myself to install. It comes in 4 pieces: (2) legs, (1) cross member to connect the legs together, and then the hitch head itself. I assembled the legs first and easily lifted them into the bed. I took the hitch pin out of the bracket and installed the bracket with 4 bolts. I then inserted the hitched head back in and replaced the pin. Simple install and the hitch is nice and solid...and does not rattle due to the rubber dampening. 686546



- C16044
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The over all installation was easy. The only pit fall was nowhere does any one talk about if you have a spray in bed liner. If the liner gets on the OEM pucks it has to be scrapped off for the arms to install correctly. It also helps to spray some WD40 on the rubber bushing to remove the head to make it easier. Once it was installed and height set it worked great. My only suggestions would be better packaging and a little more detail on leg placement. Other wise great hitch so far worked great for the first tow so far.. 673627



- C16044
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Dodge Ram Pickup

Very happy with etrailer and the purchase of Curt 20K fifth wheel hitch for my new Ram 3500 that fit perfectly in the factory fifth wheel prep package. etrailer customers service was helpful with questions about the shipment while in transit. The hitch came in two cartons and the assembly was straight forward with easy to follow instructions. The Curt hitch is a high quality well engendered device with well thought out features that should perform greatly for many years to come. 610298



- C16044
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Great hitch 589301



- C16044
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It works as advertised. I'm very happy with it. Thanks 587964



- C16044
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Right on time. Packaged well 565576



- C16044
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National

The hitch works great. After 15000 miles of towing, the only issue is the height adjustment. We do a lot of national forest/bml camping. Sometimes the roads are a little rough to say the least. The lowest adjustment point allows the 5th wheel to ride fairly level. But at times in very sharp turns or on some of the rougher trails, the trailer has hit the bedrails. If we move the hitch to the next adjustment, it rides nose high. On the highway, it causes a rougher ride. If we move it to the lowest, it rides very smooth. Although it is only 4 bolts and only about 30 minutes to switch the adjustment, it is somewhat annoying. In the end the hitch is great with easy maintenance. 548927



- C16044
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This has been a good 5th wheel hitch. Easy to use and install. 541845



- C16044
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2014 Ram 3500

Has been a great hitch. No chucking and smooth. Easy hitching, can't beat it! 519958



- C16044
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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

Installed unit in a 2018 Ram 2500, instructions were great and installation was easy! This item does take two people to install and can be accomplished by anyone that has any mecanical skills. I will be using this item to pull a 40 foot fifth wheel RV. 510914



- C16044
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2018 Ram 2500

etrailer went beyond excellent. They helped me get my product faster than normal. I needed my fifth wheel hitch quick. The product is great and works flawlessly. Great price and great product. 489504



- C16044
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Dodge Ram Pickup

Ordered a Curt A20 and received delivery confirmation within hours the same day. Product arrived as scheduled and a couple of days earlier than I expected and exactly as the confirmation stated. The unit was in 2 boxes and direction were simple, took an hour to read instructions and put unit together. The unit is heavy, but if your pulling 20000 lbs it has to be. When my son-in-law showed up with his added muscle we set the unit in the built in frame work that the Ram 2500 offers and it fit like a glove. Very impressed with the unit and salesmanship from etrailer. Haven't towed with it yet but am sure it will work just fine. A "5" star deal for me. Thank you- 454518



- C16044
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Assembled easy. Less than 30 minutes but heavy. 442113



- C16044
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Dodge Ram Pickup

Wow. These guys rock. Got my hitch to me in 3 days. Installed my A20 in the Ram 3500 and it fit great. Jesse was my sales guy and was perfect to work with. These guys really understand the whole concept of customer service. Can't thank them enough. 40 minutes to install by myself. Done and ready. Thanks Etrailer. 435777



- C16044
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2013 Ram 3500

Easy to install 8 bolts took around 30 minutes everything fit perfect 428545


Comments

works great, no problems at all very pleased with it. It is very heavy have to get help to load it and unload it.

Mike - 09/03/2018

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- C16044
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2016 Ram 2500

Looks Good, not installed yet 427210



- C16044
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2016 Ram 3500

The product appears to be excellent. I haven't had a chance to pull my 5th wheel yet. The legs had directions that listed the heads that it would except. The head that was shipped was a different model number than what the legs said they would accept. I sent an email to ask for clarification and I never received an email back. I had to go to the Curt Website and look up the information. The head did (now) go with those legs. Was easy to install however it is one heavy SOB. 413252



- C16044
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I ordered a Q24 when I opened the package it was item A20??? Didn't understand Q24 A20. . . No explanation as to why the change also there wasn't an invoice. . I in stalled the unit and it works. . . As for Kelly all I can say is she is a great asset to your company she did a fantastic job 409877



- C16044
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Exactly what I needed. Product was back-ordered so that tells me it's rather popular. Was a bit of a pain to assemble but I anticipated as much because the directions left much to be desired for my particular setup. Otherwise, etrailer.com was very good about communicating and easy to deal with. Will shop with them again. 408573


Comments

Thanks for checking in. All is well and have had no issues, thus far!

Dee H - 07/20/2018

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- C16044
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2017 Ram 3500

As always great customer service from the folks, they made sure my order shipped quickly so I would have the hitch to drop in my new truck. Hitch fit easily with some minor adjustments and towed great! 400003



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Fit and ease of use great. Strong hitch. 696038



- C16541
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Great hitch, best price around. Would buy another one on a heart beat. The jaws hold the pin nice and tight. 616004



- C16541
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Now this is what I'm talking about. This hitch is great! Very tough, rugged, dependable for all your 5th wheel towing needs. Easy smooth operation to switch from maneuverable position for those tight and sometimes hard to get into spots. Switching to towing mode is a breeze. This hitch limits that bucking and chugging effect as you tow down the highway. Easy to install and in my case I got the over kill with this 18,000 pound towing capacity. I only have a 13,000 pound RV; however I wanted that peace of mind knowing that I have enough strength and security behind me in the bed of my truck. Thanks etrailer for offering great products. 686855



- C16141
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Works but there is slop in the hitch do to the wedge not fitting correctly. They need to be more model specific rather than generic fits. 610443



- C16541
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Very heavy duty hitch. Initially had some concerns so ordered the 20,000 lbs. instead of the 16000. Very good service from the etrailer representatives. Had some concerns on how long the delivery was going to take, however they were able to get it to me in a very short time. Thank you to the individuals who helped with my order. Danny 340534



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The quality of the product is what I expected, Excellent. I encountered the same problems with the packing as several others have. The exterior of my box was perfect, completely in tack. The problems were with the way the product was packed inside the box. The Styrofoam was destroyed along with the 1/8 inch thick piece of paneling, which allowed the right side leg of the hitch to bounce around and end up scratching the center member of the hitch, no bigger a little touch up paint couldn't fix. But, really people a 1/8 inch piece of paneling trying to contain a 140 pound hitch, lets start with a 1/4 inch piece of plywood and go up from there. Thank you. 633958



- C16141
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I had a reese slide bar hitch that was worn out. I decided to do with the A20 over the B&W mainly because of the cost. After enough research I found out my old rails wouldn't work because they didn't have the extra slots for the wider base. Etrailer had the complete universal kit that worked great. Was easy to unbolt old rails and replace with the new ones. I was able to reuse my original brackets mounted to frame which I liked better than the universal ones. Took maybe an hour to put everything together. I like the smoothness of the latch opening and closing the jaws Hitch looks well built and I guess the 140lb it weighs says so. Etrailer shipped quickly. 481260


Comments

Love the hitch. I see other people fight their hitch and just happy I bought this one. Wouldnt recommend any other to anyone.

KARL L - 03/05/2019

50151

- C16541
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Erica B you are the greatest , your customer support was ABOVE & BEYOND you did more for me than most company's ever do . Keep up the good work . Only if we could get the manufactures [CURT] to do what you did. Thanks once again Erica you made my day and then some . Tom 500956



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I already had a curt goose neck frame mounted in truck so I used the Curt adopter plate # 16220 an the A 20 curt 5 wheel hitch assembly was very easy with no issues looking forward to putting it to work with my G M C 3500 also purchased a curt bumper dual ball adjustable hitch 411715



- C16669
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I received my A20 fifth wheel hitch right on time one box was slightly damaged and lube plate was missing, I e-mailed customer service and 4 hours later got a personal phone call from them.. Did you hear that... From a person-- Not a robot a personal call. still don't be leave it. But anyway 2 days later Lube plate was in my hand. BEST SERVICE ALL THE WAY AROUND. Thanks etrailer. 607184



- C16541
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The R20 Roller and the A20 Slider were both pretty easy to install. Except for the weight (Those Things Are HEAVY) It was a straight forward install. What I like is the Quality of the Curt Products. They are a very high Quality product in my opinion. I plan on the wife and I and our Two Main Coons are planning a cross country trip. So I am very excited to get out on the open Road and see where life takes us. What WAS a bear to install was the Rail Kit. It required lots of trips out from under 402224



- C16541
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I recently purchased a fifth wheel hitch for my new truck but wasn't sure I ordered the correct one after hitting the "enter" key! I called etrailer the following morning and found out I had, in fact, ordered the wrong hitch. The young man I spoke with was incredibly helpful - he canceled my initial order, explained what I really needed and why and then placed the order. I went on line the next day and found that the order had somehow been cancelled. I then spoke with LEAH G. She is the bomb. She corrected everything and did her best to expedite shipping including personally making certain that MY shipment was on the last truck of the day. What more can I say. Etrailer.com and Leah G are unbelievably awesome from beginning to end! Thank you for a great experience Conrad 371744


Comments

Everything is still working great!

Conrad C - 04/19/2018

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- C16541
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Installed Curt A20 hitch w/slider rails in 2016 Chevrolet Z71 2500 411359



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Mixed reviews. I think I picked out a great hitch (Curt A29, part # C16140. Haven't installed it yet. Turns out the mounting system for my 2006 Chevrolet 2500HD 8' long bed isn't the right one (holes don't match up to the frame, only the one in the back for the lower bolt hole). Part number 16418. Emailed information to sales & this was the part recommended for my truck... Still can't install the part... Will have to drill holes both front holes (large & small...)... Doesn't math the video of the 2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD... Appreciate the videos, better than the written instructions included. Once done, hope to give it a 5 star. Will see what is recommended... 454980



- C16034
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Was delivered on day promised. Works great so far. 727992



- C16541
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I chose this setup for the slider option to help with clearance on my Ram 2500. Seems easy to operate and is well built. The head breakdowns with a simple removal shaft so it lightens the unit for easier transport in and out of the bed. 727499



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Very nice product.....had some initial installation parts issues that etrailer quickly resolved....I've got 18K pounds on this hitch and all is well, including a few steep grade up and downs.....trailer rides nicely in hitch with virtually no chucking....hitch height just fits under the bed cover and I can remove the hitch from the rails in two pieces by myself.... really satisfied....I'd recommend this product 719298



- C16541
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The product arrived 1 day earlier than promised. The instructions were decent, they could of been more inclusive of the different setups, the hitch and sliders didn’t reference how to interface with the Ram puck base. The rubber gaskets for the slider base didn’t fit with the Ram base due to their thickness. You need a 100lbs torque wrench(I rented one from Orielys). All the parts were present. The bad may not of been etrailers fault, but the boxes arrived like they were dropped out of an airplane. Amazingly, nothing was damaged. 712034



- C16064
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


great product packaging had something to be desired as side plates are able to rub against each other and get scratched up 711592



- C16034
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


New 5th wheel hitch arrived on time and fit into my truck perfectly...etrailer continues to be my "God to store" ...thank you for providing great service and great prices! 706021



- C16064
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Very happy with the 5th wheel, we have towed all summer long with it, no issues, very easy to hitch and unhitch. The unit appears to be holding up well. 695772


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  • All 5th Wheel Hitch Options for Factory RAM Towing Prep Package
  • There are several 5th wheel hitches that will fit the factory RAM towing prep package hole pattern. I'll list out the options we offer below along with a few recommendations. The article you found was likely an old article. RAM sort of botched the release of their OEM 5th wheel package back in 2012/2013 and they started selling trucks with the factory mounting kit before a hitch was actually designed and released. The trucks were sold for about 6 months before a hitch was actually released....
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  • Recommended Best Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram with Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 with Factory 5th wheel prep package, the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16044 is the best 20K hitch confirmed to fit your truck. This hitch has interlocking dual jaws and a connection indicator. However, if you are looking for the very best hitch, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600. This hitch is about 20 lbs heavier, but more sturdy and durable. You may also want to consider the Curt wiring harness...
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  • Comparison of Curt Q20 and A20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • There are differences between the Curt A20 # C16044 and Curt Q20 # C16530-16021. The grease fittings, like you mentioned, and the A20 is slightly taller, ranging from 14 to 18 inches in comparison the Q20 at 13 to 17 inches. The two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 is a limited lifetime warranty. Also, the Q20 features the 360-degree movement with the spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitches for Factory Pucks System in a 2018 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 long bed with the factory 5th wheel puck system the B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 is a direct fit. You could also use Curt hitch # C16049, # C16545-16021, or # C16046 rated for 24K, # C16044 or # C16530-16021 rated for 20K, or # C16520-16021 rated for 16K. Reese has hitch # RP30160 rated for 20K. The B&W hitch is the most popular but the Curt hitches have cushioned heads for improved ride quality. I have linked some video reviews for you.
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  • Best 5th Wheel Hitch for Lifted 2016 Ram 2500 With Factory Prep Package
  • Those are good questions and we can definitely help you out. First, let's start with the height, and as you can see by the accompanying diagram, you will need at least 5 to 6 inches above your rails and to the underside of the loft. You also need to make sure you are towing as level as possible. Due to this, you will need a hitch that has a low height setting, and the fact that your 2016 Ram 2500 has the factory prep package (which will have pucks in the bed) is great because inches matter...
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  • Weights of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Designed to Fit Factory Pucks on 2017 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • We have a large selection of fifth-wheel hitches that will work well on your 2017 Ram 2500 with the 8 foot bed. Based on the hitches you were looking at, it appears that your Ram features the factory puck system. Please just let me know if this is not the case. I have listed below the weights of the hitches available that will attach directly to the factory pucks without the need for a separate adapter. Reese OEM 5th Wheel Hitch - 20K # RP30160: 186 pounds Curt Q24 - 24K # C16545-16021:...
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  • Will 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 Prep Package 8 foot Bed Work with 6-1/2 foot Bed
  • The footprint for the factory prep package on the 2017 Ram with a 6-1/2 foot or 8 foot bed is the same. The reason why we have the sliding 5th wheel hitches listed for the short bed version is because with a standard pin box (which most people have) you will want to use a sliding version to avoid hitting your cab with your trailer. The 8 foot bed doesn't have the same clearance issues hence the stationary 5th wheel hitch options. I believe that the pin box you are talking about is the...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed and Turning Point Pin Box
  • Like a Sidewinder, the Turning Point Pin Box has a rotating turret so the pivot point is no longer at the king pin in the hitch, it is 22 inches rearward; because of this it is strongly recommended that you use a fixed fifth wheel hitch. Using the slider would mean the trailer's weight would be pushed too far behind the axle of your truck as opposed to being over the axle or just forward of it, which can put added stress on the truck, hitch, and trailer. For a hitch I highly recommend...
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  • Recommended Custom Wedge for Curt 20K 5th Wheel Hitch on 2016 Ram with Factory Rail Kit
  • The correct custom wedge for your Curt 20K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch like the Curt A20 # C16044 that mounts directly to the factory pucks in your truck bed is the Curt Sidewinder Wedge # C16992. This custom wedge is designed for the Curt A16/Q16 and A20/Q20 5th Wheel Hitches. This is what will be needed to prevent the Sidewinder king pin on your trailer from pivoting in your hitch.
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  • Is Demco Recon Compatible With Reese Sidewinder?
  • Yes, the Demco Recon # DM8550043 is compatible with a Reese Sidewinder such as # RP61450 as long as you use custom wedge # SWW-05. To mount it in the factory puck system of your 2015 Ram 3500, you would want the Reese Fifth Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154. I've added a link to a video review of the Recon for you, as well as a link to our page with each of our available Sidewinders.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500 without Factory Pucks
  • Since your fifth-wheel trailer is equipped with the Lippert Turning Point pin box you can go with a fixed hitch. The extended pivot point on the Turning Point eliminates the need for a sliding hitch that would otherwise be needed on short bed trucks like yours to provide cab clearance during sharp turns. For a hitch that will work great on your Ram and is compatible with the Turning Point I recommend the Curt A20 # C16140. This is an excellent hitch that features a fully articulating...
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  • Can I Use the Mopar M20 5th Wheel Hitch with a Reese Sidewinder?
  • Unfortunately the Mopar M20 hitch you have is the same hitch as the Curt Q20 # C16130 hitch, which has a spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting of the hitch head; because of this 360-degree pivot, it is not compatible with a pivoting pin box like the Reese Sidewinder # RP61421. It is not possible to lock out the head with any type of wedge, so there would be two pivot points in the towing setup, which would not work. Because of the shorter bed in your 2019 Ram 3500, you do need...
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  • Comparing Sliding Hitch and Sidewinder for 2018 Ram 2500 with Short Bed and Factory Rail Kit
  • The best 5th wheel towing setup for your 2018 Ram 2500 that has the short bed is with a Reese Sidewinder Pin Box and a fixed hitch that mounts directly to the factory pucks in the bed. There are a couple noticeable drawbacks to using a sliding hitch, such as its manual operation that requires you to leave the comfort of your cab before making sharp turns and its heavier overall weight that ramps up the difficulty level of installation and removal, that will be eliminated when using a...
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  • Are There Replacement Legs for Curt A20 Hitch Compatible with 2016 Ram Factory Pucks?
  • For your 2016 Ram 3500, if you already have the Curt A20 hitch # C16140 then you will simply use the Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs for Ram Towing Prep Package - 24,000 lbs # C16021. If you don't yet have the hitch then you will want the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16044. Curt doesn't have a handle replacement for that hitch so that length is all they offer. You could easily fabricate an extension for that handle since it bolts into place.
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  • How Can Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch C16044 be Locked to Truck Bed
  • The best option we have for locking a fifth wheel hitch like the part # C16044 to the bed of your truck is a cable lock like part # e98891. You would want to route the cable through the head of the hitch and through a stake pocket hole in the bed of the truck or any other closed loop like a tie down anchor.
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  • Can Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch Head Fit on Curt Fifth Wheel Leg Kit C16021
  • The leg kit part # C16021 is compatible with a Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Head part # C16540 like what you have. These two parts together give you the part # C16044.
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  • List of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches that Fit Directly in Factory Puck System in 2017 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • I will be happy to help. There are numerous options for 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly into the factory prep package on your 2017 Ram 3500 long bed. Below is a list of the options. I have also linked videos for each of the hitches. You can use: B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3600 rated for 25,000 pounds Curt 25K hitch # C16049 Curt 24K hitch # C16545-16021 Curt 20K hitch # C16530-16021 or # C16044 Curt 16K hitch # C16520-16021 Reese 20K hitch # RP30160
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  • Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Fit Directly in factory Puck System in 2017 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • Yes, there are 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly into the factory prep package on your 2017 Ram 2500 long bed without needing an adapter. You can use: B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3600 rated for 25,000 pounds which is the one I recommend because it is a well-built, versatile hitch. Curt 25K hitch # C16049 Curt 24K hitch # C16545-16021 Curt 20K hitch # C16530-16021 or # C16044 Curt 16K hitch # C16520-16021 Reese 20K hitch # RP30160
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  • What are the Differences Between Curt A20 and Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches?
  • There are a number of differences between Curt A and Q fifth wheel hitches such as the A20 # C16044 and Q20 # C16530-16021, both of which fit in the factory puck system of a 2018 Ram 2500. There are a couple large differences, one of which is the warranty; the A20 has a limited lifetime warranty while the Q20's limited lifetime warranty only applies to the hitch legs while the hitch itself has a 10-year limited warranty. Additionally, the A20 is compatible with rotating pin boxes such...
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  • Will Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Prep Package C16044 Fit a 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Item # C16044 will fit your 2017 Ram 2500 short bed if it has the factory prep package. However, since you have a short bed truck you would either need to use a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer or use a slider hitch in order to safely make tight turns without the trailer hitting the truck cab. Since to use this hitch would require purchase of the hitch itself and a Sidewinder replacement pin box for...
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  • Comparing Curt A20 and Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2018 Ram 3500 Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2018 Ram with the factory rail kit the two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 for Ram Trucks # C16530-16021 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 For Ram Rail Kits # C16044 is a limited lifetime warranty and the A20 has an improved jaw design over the older Q20. This means better contact for a smoother towing experience. I attached pictures of the jaws on both hitches for you to check out and compare as well. You'll see the A20 jaws...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch and Mounting Location for 2017 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2017 Ram 3500 with an 8 foot bed, installing a 5th-wheel hitch so that the trailer king pin falls directly over or just slightly forward of the rear axle center point is ideal. For a 5th-wheel hitch that will mount directly to the puck system on your truck, I recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16044. This is a great hitch that features an interlocking, 2-jaw system for a secure connection with the trailer and a towing weight capacity of 20,000 pounds. It also...
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  • Differences Between Curt Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2018 Ram 2500
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 we have the # C16520-16021 which is the Curt A16 hitch and the # C16530-16021 which is the Q20. Aside from the weight capacity differences the A series of hitches has a upgraded head and jaw design that's a bit more robust. So for the A20 that fits your truck instead you'd want the part # C16044. Basically you'd want to determine the weight of the trailer you plan to tow and then get the hitch that best matches the capacity needed. The A Series is the latest and...
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  • Will Reese Goose Box Offer Additional Clearance for Short Bed 2016 Ram 2500?
  • A Reese Goose Box is not going to offer you more clearance than your standard pin box. For that I highly recommend using a Sidewinder and fixed fifth wheel that is compatible with a Sidewinder such as the Curt # C16044 with wedge # C16992. To find a Sidewinder that will replace the pin box on your KZ Durango 2500 fifth wheel, what you will need to know is the manufacturer and model number of the pin box on your fifth wheel and match that with the correct replacement. For example, Sidewinder...
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  • Why Recommend Fixed Hitch Over Sliding Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed and Trailer with Sidewinder
  • While you can use a sliding fifth wheel hitch with a Sidewinder or Turning Point Pin Box, recommendations are made to try and provide the best solution for our customers. For someone with a short bed and a rotating turret, a fixed hitch is going to offer the best towing experience. Fixed hitches provide a better ride than sliding hitches and there is also the consideration of the hitch and what else it provides. For example, on a 2016 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory prep package,...
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  • Can Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Be Used with Turning Point Pin Box
  • If your trailer has a Turning Point pin box then you actually want to go with the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16044, which is still specifically designed to drop into the factory pucks on your Ram. This is actually the upgraded version of the Q-Series hitches and unlike the Q models, the A20 is compatible with rotating pin boxes when using the appropriate wedge. The Curt Q20 is not compatible at all with rotating pin boxes like your Turning Point or the Reese Sidewinder. To...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2014 Ram 3500 Long-bed to Tow 15.5K Trailer
  • You are starting off well by using a long-bed 1-ton pickup to pull your 5th wheel. This is the ideal type of truck for 5th wheels since long beds naturally provide good turning clearance and have the muscle to pull heavy trailers. But in terms of the hitch I do recommend using a higher-rated hitch that provides you with some safety margin. You could use a 16K hitch with a 15.5K trailer but you will certainly find you will get a longer working lifespan from a hitch rated for a higher...
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  • Is Curt Q20 FIfth Wheel Hitch Compatible With Sidewinder on 2017 Ram 2500
  • There are actually no wedges for a Curt Q-Series of 5th wheel hitch because these hitches are not compatible with a Reese Sidewinder such as the parts # RP61422 or # RP61420 you mentioned. The reason for that is the head of the Q-Series has a spherical axle bearing, which basically just means the hitch head pivots too much to be compatible with a Sidewinder. A Sidewinder is a fantastic upgrade in order to ensure turning clearance and the Sidewinders that have an air spring such as the...
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