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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  • Curt
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 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. 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

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 - 2018 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2018 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 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   (88 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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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



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Assembled easy. Less than 30 minutes but heavy. 442113



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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



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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



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Right on time. Packaged well 565576



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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



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



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2014 Ram 3500


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



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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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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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Great hitch 589301



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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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2016 Ram 2500


Looks Good, not installed yet 427210



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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



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Noah was very helpful on the phone. My order came in on time and all nuts and bolts was with it. Made for very easy and quick install. It took longer to get my tools out than it took to install the hitch.I will be recommending etrailer.com to friends. 574865



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased the 20K Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with Ford OEM support arms. I did not buy the faster shipping as standard shipping was included. It arrived in one week in perfect shape with all the parts to assemble. I did need to go get Torque Wrench to assemble, but you can also do as loaner tools. Hitch went together easily and am very pleased with it. 441282


Comments

After 1 year still glad I got this hitch. No issues and it is easy to hookup and disconnect. Using with 2016 F350 DRW wpuck system and 2017 Solitude 310GK.

Keith S - 10/10/2018

44488

- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Their delivery service is unmatched. Very quick and a cheaper price. 483046



- 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



- C16541

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


great product easy to install. Could use a little more room from bed to slider hard to tap pins in . but a great set up . 400148


Comments

I am very Happy with this hitch no issues and would say you wont Be disappointed

Todd - 06/29/2018

40385

- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Installed and works perfectly. 459619



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


We've been using the Curt A20 5th wheel hitch for about a year now. It is a dream! it hitches easy and smooth. When pulling, it is smooth and does its job well, keeping us both safe and comfortable. 463488



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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



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Great tracking and delivery. Easy installation. Great product. 425134



- C16541

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Very solid hitch. I like the color coded indicator system, but I seldom look at it because the double jaw opens cleanly when unhitching and latches securely when hitching. I have yet to use the slider. I did have to call Curt for assistance with misalignment of the hitch head and roller base. They had the needed spacer to me in four days. Great purchase to delivery times by etrailer and Curt. 474918



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Very easy to assemble and install. Its a little on the heavy side, however that just means how strong it is and that is good. Highly recommend this for new truck owners. 442305



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased the 20K Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with Ford OEM support arms. I did not buy the faster shipping as standard shipping was included. It arrived in one week in perfect shape with all the parts to assemble. 401270


Comments

Product continues to work smoothly. The Curt 5th Wheel Hitch coupled with the Ford peg system is a perfect system!

Brett M - 07/03/2018

40467

- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Michael, Lindy, They fixed a mistake and did a great job at that. I would definitely recommend this company. Also I love the hardware. I love the concept of this business. It is refreshing to receive great customer service once again. 469293



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


This product review is for a Curt A20 fifth wheel hitch for a 2017 Nissan Titan XD with the puck system. The hitch was ordered in late March and received May 10, the status of my order was followed up by Helen M. at etrailer, she was very informative and responsive to my inquiries. The hitch arrived by UPS in two packages. The packaging was in great shape and very substantial. All parts were secure in the package. Be advised this hitch is very heavy so help with installation may be necessary. The hitch base frame is cast iron and very sturdy. The base fit perfectly in the factory puck system. Grease was applied to the pucks and receivers to reduce future corrosion. Unpacking will take about 30 minutes and the installation is very easy and with help will require about one hour. The hitch is installed but at present has not been used and tested under a load, so be advised there will be a follow up to this review in the future. Thanks etrailer for a great shopping experience. 510021



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The assistance I received with identifying the right hitch and then getting it ordered and shipped was fantastic. The hitch arrived in perfect condition sooner than originally expected (Thank you Nicole). Assembly was easy although I did get a little assistance from my 7 year old son G. Within 30 minutes assembly was complete. Connecting to trailer was seamless and I would highly recommend this hitch. Again thank you to Nicole for all the fantastic help. 397831


Comments

Still functioning flawlessly 1 yr later and I have had a lot of hook-ups........

aaron c - 08/13/2018

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I paid for the 3-5 business day shipping and received it on day 4. The packaging left a bit to be desired but everything was undamaged so I really don't care. Assembly was relatively easy but as another reviewer said, make sure you thread the bolts through the legs before you get started. Additionally, once assembled, I had to pull the pins and back the nuts off the feet about 3/4 of a turn on all four feet to fit my Ford puck system. Overall, good product, great etrailer service at the best price I found on the web. 442497



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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


Received this hitch about 1 week after ordering. Item arrived in packaging which maybe had more staples in it than required but everything was intact. Assembly took about 15-20 minutes and hitch just dropped right into Ford factory prep package. Hooking and unhooking trailer is a breeze and everything slides very smoothly. Pulling trailer is smooth due to dual rubber pivots and eliminates most hitch chatter. All in all, would definitly recommend and purchase again. 441092



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased this hitch because I have used a Curt Q16, with my fifth wheel and it has performed well. I have a new truck with long bed, and I no longer need the slider. My truck has the factory 5th wheel prep package. I decided to order the new Curt A20, rather than just adding the legs to the Q16. The Q20 was shipped and delivered as scheduled. It was packaged well, and the hitch looks perfect. The installation instructions were easy to follow, and the entire process went in without any problems. Katrina answered my questions, on the phone, about options, and helped me with the order process. eTrailer.com has the products I need, with great prices and quick shipping. When I need towing accessories, this is the place I'll shop. 464648



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I like it , we just drive to Northern California with our 5th Wheel and the hitch work perfect. 491703



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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



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Hitch arrived on time. there are 3 small spots where the paint has been scratched. No big job to repair. I am very satisfied with the hitch. Seems to function properly. Cant wait to tow with it. I like the way the jaws are round as apposed to the slide jaws that I replaced. Easy to assemble. The folks at e-trailer were very helpful and professional. 319640



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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



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The order process, shipment and receipt was painless and very timely. I requested 3 day delivery and it happened as scheduled! The product was packaged very securely, it is heavy so if you back isn't in great shape have help! Make sure you run the bolts through the tapped holes before you attempt to assemble, the powder coat is in the threads. The assembly is tedious because there is limited room for tools to move. End product looks great! Thanks for the great service! 424460



- 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



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I just received the Curt 5th wheel hitch for my Ford F-350. It has met my every expectations. The unit is very well made and fits perfectly. The instructions were spot on and easy to follow. This is my first 5th Wheel hitch and I'm anxious to try it out. The only thing I have left to do is to make the measurement for the height and I'll be ready to go. Thank You 562343



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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



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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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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


5 stars 382355



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Hitch slid into existing rails after a very minor adjustment. Took my son and I about 25 minutes to assemble, torgue bolts and adjust rails in the bed of my truck. we have used it twice already and camper did not bang and pop like it did on old worn out receiver. The ordering process was also very smooth. Kelsey took the time to explain the differences in the hitches before I made my decision! I Would recommend both etrailer and this hitch if you are looking to change out! 434026


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 would be with a cable lock like part # CAB-10. 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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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ram 2500 Long Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • The Curt A16, part # C16520-16021, is a great choice for your long bed 2018 Ram 2500 with the factory fifth wheel prep package. The interlocking jaws for reducing the rattle and the torsion head make it Curt's best hitch. It fits right into your truck's puck system and has a max capacity of 16,000 pounds. If you'd like a little more peace of mind you can upgrade to the A20, part # C16044. It has a 20,000 pound capacity to give you a little more breathing room, so to speak.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • List of 5th Wheel Hitches that Fit Directly in Factory Prep Package in 2016 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • There are several 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly in the 4 pucks in the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2016 Ram 3500 long bed. I have compiled a list of them below for you: 25K B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 25K Curt # C16049 24K Curt # C16545-16021 20K Curt # C16530-16021 or # C16044 16K Curt # C16520-16021 20K Reese # RP30160 I have also included links to videos of these hitches for you.
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  • Does Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch # C16044 Fit 2015 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2015 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit the Curt A20 fifth wheel hitch part # C16044 is the correct fit and would work well. It attaches directly to the 4 pucks that are to the outside of the gooseneck ball you have in your truck bed. This hitch is designed for an "underbed" rail kit which means the rails sit under the bed like what you have and not on top of the bed which takes up bed space.
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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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