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Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

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  • Curt
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 6250 lbs TW
Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and a 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 C16046 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16046

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and a 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: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 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 JawA20 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

A25 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).



16046 Curt A25 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram OEM Towing Package

16580 Curt A25 Fifth-Wheel-Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16021 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel RV Hitch Legs for 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 A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 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 - C16046 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to take a look at the Curt-A25 fifth-wheel trailer hitch for the Ram towing prep package. Has a 25,000 weight capacity. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2013 and newer Ram trucks with the factory installed towing prep package and on the custom fit part, I always like for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it will show if this will work for your application.Now, this is a fifth-wheel hitch, that will mount in your truck bed, so you can tow your fifth-wheel trailer. Has an interlocking two-jaw system, here. Provides 360-degree jaw to kingpin contact, which will give you less rattle, more security than slide-bar models.The head on the hitch is a fully articulating head, it will move in all directions instead of just front to back or side to side.

Gives you a more controlled coupling, and a stable client ride. It will self align for easy hook-up. Suppresses any road shock and reduces the bothersome towing noises.The handle right here is a single-throw handle operation, to open these jaws. Has a pin and clip here, that's used to keep the handle in the closed position. When you remove the pin and clip, then you can pull the handle out, move it back, and the jaws will pop open.

The handle will self-reset to the ready to couple position after you uncouple your trailer and the hole that the pin and clip goes through is large enough, you could put a padlock through there for extra security. We do sell the padlocks separately through our website.Just going to put the pin and clip back on, I'm going to demonstrate that handle here in a few minutes.Now, it does also have, if you look on the jaw on front, there's over here, the zyrc fitting, and over here, a grease-zyrc fitting. There's two builtin grease-zyrc fittings for easy lubrication of the jaws.Now, one of the main features on this hitch, is the three-point color-coded lock indicator system, which will allow you to turn around in your cab and look right under the head back here, and it will show you a shape, and a color to tell you what position the jaws are in. I'm going to rotate this, so you can see what I'm talking about. Let's just rotate this all the way around, so you can see the back of the head.There we go, I think you can see it pretty good right here.

If you notice, it will show you what they all mean. Right now, it's showing a green circle. The green circle means the jaws are locked closed, you're ready to tow. If it shows a yellow triangle, that will mean the jaws are open, you're ready to couple, so what I'm going to show you here ..We're going to pop the pinning clip, pull the handle out, rotate it back, and if you notice, the change to a yellow triangle. Again, that means the jaws are open, you're ready to couple.

If it showed a red octagon right there, that will mean the jaws are locked open, it's uncoupled, you do not want to tow in that position. It will usually self-reset.What's nice about this, the colors and the shapes are all visible from the cab, so if you just turn around in the cab of your truck and look down there, it tells you what position that is in.Also, I wanted to mention, it has a nice, fast, one-pin head removal for easy disassembly by one person, basically, you just remove the clip over there, pull this large pivot pin out, allows you take the head out by one person. The other pieces you can remove by one person, so you don't need a couple people to remove it, one person could do it.The other thing I wanted to mention to you . Let's just rotate this around to the side . You can see on the side on here, there's a couple holes where the bolts go through to attach the head to these legs, same over here. Well, on the head right here, there's four rows of holes, so you can put it at different heights, so it will give you a four inch range of hitch hike adjustments.Hitch hike is critical, because when you tow your fifth-wheel, you want it to be as level as possible with your towed vehicle, so by putting on a row you want, it will get you the hitch hike. Hitch hike is always measured from the truck bed to the top of the hitch head, so your range would be 14 inches to 18 inches hitch hike.Let's rotate it the rest of the way. There we go. Now, it does include, right up in the front here, this plastic lube plate. This installs on your kingpin, let's your kingpin guide smoothly into the hitch during hookup, prevents any messy grease buildup.All the installation hardware's included with this. Now, I have attached these legs to the head just to show what it looks like all put together, but you'll get all the hardware you need for installing it to the legs and then to the vehicle. It also comes with this nice, detailed instruction manual that will describe how to install it and how it operates.This part is constructed of sturdy steel, has a nice, durable carbite, powder-coat finish to it. The instillation is a very fast, easy instillation. Basically, it will just drop into the receiver pucks that are built into your factory under-bed rails.Right over here, and there's one at each corner, what you'll do is remove the pin and clip, just like that, rotate the handle out 90-degrees, and that rotates the tab right here. You do that on each corner, and that will allow the whole unit to drop into the pucks in your factory prep package.When your drop-in has been placed, just rotate those handles, it will rotate the tab to lock it, take the pin and clip, you'll have to lock the handle down. You do that at all corners, you're ready to go. Very fast, easy installation or removal.A few specs, again. The application is for 2013 and newer Ram trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is 25,000 pounds, but you do want to make sure it will be kept . The capacity will be limited to your lowest rated towing component. Vertical load limit is 6,250 pounds. Hitch hike adjustment we mentioned, is anywhere from 14 inches to 18 inches. One last note I do want to mention, is this fifth-wheel is compatible with rotating pin-boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, Fifth Airborne Sidewinder only when used with a wedge, so you do have to have a wedge in that for it to work properly. We do sell those separately.The last thing I just want to show you with the jaws open, I want to show you how the kingpin would slide in and the jaws would operate. Here's an example of a kingpin. Again, we have it in the open position, look back here, showing the yellow triangle, which means the jaws are open, ready to couple. When you go to couple up with your fifth-wheel, the kingpin will slide in, push those two jaws together, you can see right there, the handle, you noticed, popped into the "Locked" position, the hole lines up. If you look back here, green circle, means the jaws are locked, closed, and ready to tow.Just take your pin and clip, drop it in, clip it, and like that, your handle's locked, you're all ready to go. Simple as that. Then just remove it, the same way. Just remove your pin clip, I'm going to hold onto this, because it does pop it out. Just pull this out, and just like that, releases the kingpin. Again, back here, it will be showing the yellow triangle.That should do it for the review of the Curt-A25 fifth-wheel trail hitch for the Ram towing prep package, with a 25,000 weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16046

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (45 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and a 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.

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2014 Ram 3500

I have always had pretty good luck w Curt products! Product was was as described easy to install. Def heavy duty. Other posts were same, meaning boxes sustained heavy damage, but product inside was in great shape. Few scratches but no gonna change my review. Etrailer did price match so saved me some cash. Haven't pulled with it yet, just moved 40 ft camper around. May update later. 635841



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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

This 5th wheel hitch is AWESOME!!! It was as easy as the video to assemble and install. I put it together in the living room watching to Olympics. It is easy to install in the factory RAM puck system. You should use a buddy, it is a little heavy. It took about 30 to 40 minutes to put together and another 15 minutes to install and torque all the bolts to specs. 479288


Comments

First tow with a heavy trailer went great. Easy to hook it up east to un-hook. No problems so far. Still 5 stars!

Mike - 02/26/2019

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Friendly and great service got my order when you said it would be here. Thank you 482784



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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

This is everything I need and more for hauling my 3 car trailer. It is well made and it comes with good instructions. It takes about 45 minutes to assemble from the time you open the box. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because there is not a way to lock it in a ram with the pre prep package to prevent theft. 500803



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The hitch was pretty easy to set up and use. Hooks up easy. The only thing I do not like about it is the stickers seem to fall off all the time. Manufacturer needs to paint the different colors on instead of using stickers. 609965



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This is a very good hitch. I have had it for one year now and it is very easy to unhook when you are not level or on uneven ground. My old hitch I would have to fight to unhook when the trailer and truck were not on level ground. This one is Great ! Hookup is also quick and easy. I leave it in all the time but with the puck system was simple to install. 596576



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works great, low profile able to still use my bed cover. 590635



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Love it, easy to connect and diconnect, even for me. We reccomend to to anyone who asks where we got it from. Thank you. 586387



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2018 Ram 3500

Product arrived as promised. No more than 30-40 minutes to install. A big issue could be the packaging. UPS tossed the boxes around and the packing material (styrofoam) was pretty well pulverized! Not a scratch on the hitch though! 512570



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2018 Ram 3500

Great service hitch arrived sooner than expected. 488882



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2016 Ram 3500

Great product easy to install and cant wait to pull the camper with it. Fast shipping and the boxes were all in one piece. 482115



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Worked out great very easy install 481802



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Very quick delivery and it is installed and ready to go. Great support and quick response on questions I had. 472640



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Great company to work with. delivered on time 459069



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2018 Ram 3500

Good price for hitch and prep plate, easy to install. Received hitch quickly for a reasonable fee. Pull a 36' toy hauler can't wait to get it out on the road for the true test. Thanks 458626



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Quick shipping and easy install. 453128



- C16066
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


I am amazed at how easy it is to take in & out of my truck. And also to hook up my fifth wheel. 628820



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


I received the hitch in 2 boxes, 1 was damaged but the contents were ok. Delivery was on time. Assembly and installation went relatively well, took about an hour. I have not had a chance to tow with it yet. Will update at that point. Unit seems to be solid and well constructed. 585320



- C16180
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Excellent service new what I needed and price was great person was knowledgeable 529452



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Looks great. Perfect fit. Easy assembly. The hitch is heavy. But that is to be expected for a 25 k hitch. 440398


Comments

A well made solid hitch. Easy to install and remove. I use it on a regular basis to pull a 42’ toy hauler with a 2016 crew cab F-350.

Robert J - 10/07/2018

44387

- C16066
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


arrived promptly. Very easy to put together, about 1/2 an hour. Works great. 490010



- C16066
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


After talking on the phone about the Q25 or A25, I decided to get the A24. Its the new model for the Curt hitch and can’t be happier with it so far. Shipment was fast. Boxes were damaged but can’t really blam it since the two boxes are very heavy. Hitch only had a few scratches on it. Was very easy to put together. I have not towed with it yet since it is still winter here in Maryland. The hitch is build very good. Can already tell it will be way better than my old hitch. I won’t put that company’s name on this review. I highly recomemd ordering from etrailer. 475218



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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Excellent transaction. I haven't used the hitch yet but it seems like it will do the job. Very easy install. 442840



- C16066
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Please note this review is for receiving and installing the A25 hitch. I will update this review when I have a few trips under my belt on how it performs. First, as others have mentioned, the box that housed the legs was in poor shape and was heavily taped to keep in intact. It even had a hole in one end but the legs were in excellent shape, except for a little scrape paint on the edge of one of the legs. Not a big deal and a little black paint will keep the rust away. The other carton contained the hitch head and support beam. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you it had 48 staples. 38 in the top and 5 more on the two long sides. When I removed the staples on the two long flaps each of the inside flaps had 6 staples each. Talk about over kill! A good pair of lineman's pliers is a must for removing 48 staples. Once I was able to open the hitch box, the contents were in excellent condition with no scrapes or blemishes to the painted parts. A word of warning: This hitch is heavy! I've read somewhere this hitch, fully assembled weighs around 170 pounds so beware. Putting it together is simple. Four bolts and two screws for the handle and it's done. The manual explains installation for legs used with rails. My setup was for the GM puck system. The only difference I could see you don't use the lock nuts and there are no guide pins on the support beam. The 14mm bolt heads will take a 13/16 socket/wrench and if you use the lock nuts they take a 22mm wrench/socket. I don't understand why a U. S. made product mixes Metric and English fittings. Summary: This is a heavy product, well built, with easy to understand instructions. Simple installation and adjustments. The only negative (for me anyway) is once you open the jaws, you can't close them with the handle. The only way I see is to push the jaws in as would happen when hitching. Since they are spring loaded they will snap close with authority when engaged. I'm going to use an one inch wooded dowel to close the jaws as I prefer them being closed when not in use. 502000



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


I got it put together and installed by myself in about 40 minuets. I haven’t hauled with it yet but it seems to be good quality. Looking forward to pulling my 36’ camper with it in a couple weeks. 472068



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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Very nice hitch Installed in 2hr. 45min. Couples & uncoupled to trailer with little effort 419943



- C16066
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Very impressed. Ordered online. Was Leary after bad experiences with other suppliers. Next morning received a tracking number and delivery date. I was out of town and when I returned home on the afternoon of delivery there set my packages in great shape. Easy to assemble and install. I'm totally satisfied and would definitely use them again. 545245



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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Love the hitch it's rated for high strength but isn't overly big and bulky and doesn't take up a ton of room in the truck...it fits into the bed pucks easy and locks down nice and tight with no flex or loosness in the pucks or gaps to create possible vibrations or noise when towing... Thanks Derek for hooking me after being back ordered but getting it to me ahead of schedule after letting you no I had a prescheduled trip within 2 weeks and you had to me with a week...headed out next week looking forward to see how the new truck and hitch set up works... Thank you for all you help... 441469



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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Etrailer made it very easy, from finding the right hitch, ordering, and shipping !!!! And they had the best price around at the time i ordered, which really helps when your just starting up a business !!!!! I just recieved the 5th wheel an hour ago and George from etrailer has already made contact with me, to do a follow up !!!! Nice that a company has a good customer service after the sale. I hope that if there is any issue of any kind that they continue to take care of the customer. 490087



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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


I haven't used the hitch yet, but while installing it I noticed: 1) the 4 bolts which connect the hitch head to its legs, or base boxes, are a smaller diameter than the 8 bolts that hold the pin box onto my 40' 5th wheel trailer, and 2) when mounting the legs into the 5th wheel prep package on my 2019 F350, I found that a snug adjustment is not possible, because of one or both of these design choices: a) coarse thread bolts are used here (vs. fine thread), and/or b) there is only one hole through each of the 4 base mounting bolts for the cotter pin to go through, so the castle nuts can only be made tighter or looser by turning the nut 1/6th of a revolution. This means that when you lock the hitch down by rotating the handles 90 degrees, that the locked-in position either feels too loose or too tight because 1/6th of a revolution of the nut is too much. If these bolts had a 2nd hole in them (or were fine thread) that would allow a 1/12th of a nut rotation adjustment. Smaller nut height adjustment would also mean a much greater potential of being able to adjust the locking levers to a firm pressure setting. 638805



- C16066
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Great service from Angela K. Very well built hitch, half hour install. 636791



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Great product for the best price I found. Got it next day after I ordered that . Thank you guys. 636183



- C16066
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


We use this hitch to pull a 16k camper, or our 20k car hauler. I really like the symbols on the front of the hitch - so I can tell if I'm locked, before I get out of the truck. I have not had any issues with this hitch, it's been great! Had it around 1 year now. 612300



- C16066
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


received product and it was scratched up from shipping but we will work with it. this is the first hitch we have purchased in many years and was glad to get it and not have to redo the inside of the truck bed. fits in to the slots and is ready to pull our newest camper on many adventures. Can't wait for it to warm up and get started. 604957



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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


This makes life real easy. The hitch works great and is a real improvement over my older model. 590416



- C16180
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


It’s held up great. No slack in the kingpin jaws or anywhere else. All the products bought work just the way they were advertised. 580001



- C16180
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Had a Pullrite Superglide in my old F350 standard bed but when I upgraded to the 8ft bed of the dually, I went with this hitch. Hitch came in 2 boxes and although the boxes worked banged up a bit, everything was there and fine. It only took about 30 minutes to bolt everything together and install on the rails that were already in the truck. I actually had to take the hitch apart once to adjust the hitch up a little. I wanted it as high as possible in the bed, while still clearing the Roll N Lock retractable bed cover. Looks good, seems solid and well made. Hitch head comes off to make it easier to remove this hitch, but even with the head connected, I am able to move the hitch in the truck (would need to take head off for me to lift the hitch out of the truck). Also installed a BedRug at the same time to clean up the bed. 579604



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Really like it. It is compact and doesn't take up a lot of room and works great for my 40' toy hauler. 577995



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


A 24K hitch for just over $700, you can't beat that! Easy assembly and install and it fit perfect. 573994



- C16180
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Arrived in great shape, easy to install. Can't wait to give it a try. Looks well built and easy to use. The release handle is just in a different position than my old 20K Reese so will be a little more of a reach to get to the lock pin. 495638



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Best price, fast shipping! 488354



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


This a great trailer hitch as I use it to pull a large 5th wheel trailer and a 20 ft boat behind my pickup. I have the confidence that it is capable and can do the job safely. etrailer also is the best in the business in getting my order processed and shipped to me in a quick and timely matter. Thanks etrailer. They are my go to company for all my trailering needs. 484868



- C16180
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Curt A25 fifth wheel hitch... received in record time ,box was damaged and the pull arm was bent. Called Etrailer and they sent me another pull arm immediately. Great customer service, will continue to do business here. Thanks Molly and George 449813



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Easy to set up and fits perfect. so far so good 445200



- C16036
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Review from a similar Curt A25 in Fifth Wheel


Hitch arrived as scheduled. No problems easy installation looks great. Haven't used yet 430173


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  • B&W does have a hitch that is rated at 25,000 pounds gross trailer weight and it fits the factory puck system in your 2018 Ram 3500. It is the Companion hitch # BWRVK3600. Curt also has an option, # C16046, also rated for 25,000 pounds. I have linked videos of both hitches for you.
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  • Comparing the Curt A25 and B&W Companion for a 2018 Ram 3500
  • The Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16046 is a great 5th wheel hitch but I believe it pales in comparison to the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch part # BWRVK3600. There are a few reason I feel this way. The first is that the A25 actually only has a 24,000 lb weight capacity whereas the Companion has a 25,000 lb weight capacity. This may not be as big of a selling point to some but if you will be nearing the weight capacity of the hitch then it will be best to have the added...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Kit
  • You actually will not need a sliding hitch with a Reese Revolution pin box, since these pin boxes allow for tight turns without interference. A fixed hitch would be ideal, but if you decide to use a sliding hitch, the hitch must be kept in the tow position at all times (never the turning position). Using the Revolution with a sliding hitch in the turning position can cause clearance issues with your tailgate. I recommend going with the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing...
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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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  • 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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  • Is the Puck System for Ram the Same as GM
  • The factory prep package or pucks are not the same between Ram, GM and Ford. The spacing is all different which means you cannot use a 5th wheel hitch for Ram pucks on a GM with pucks. Take the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for example which is actually one of my favorites on the market. The part # C16046 is for Ram, the part # C16066 is for GM, and the part # C16036 is for Ford. If you take a close look at the mounting feet you will see the distance between them is different for each...
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  • Availability of Replacement Parts for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500
  • Yes we do! For your newly acquired Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16046 we have the Replacement Legs # C16021, Head # C16580, and Hardware # C16125-SK4 all readily available if the need were to arise. We also have replacement parts available for older model Curt hitches because we know the importance of keeping these on hand so that our customers can continue to use their hitch for years on end. I have attached a link that will take you to our complete selection of Curt replacement...
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  • Weight of Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16046
  • The Curt A25 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16046 that you referenced weighs 178 lbs.
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  • Does Curt A25 Fifth Wheel Hitch # C16046 Fit 2017 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • If your 2017 Ram 3500 has the factory fifth wheel rail kit installed in the Curt A25 fifth wheel hitch part # C16046 that you referenced will fit it directly and will not require you to use an adapter of any type. It drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails and installs easily.
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  • Difference Between Curt A25 and Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches for 2018 Ram 3500
  • The Curt A25 # C16046 and Q25 # C16049 are both excellent 5th wheel hitches however there are a few upgrades on the newer Curt A25 # C16049 that make it the superior hitch and my personal recommendation. The primary difference between the two models is with the head. The Curt A25 features a stronger head unit with better materials that's going to hold up better over time. The jaws have also been upgraded to provide a more secure connection with the trailer and allow for a smoother ride....
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  • Recommended Hitch Height for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with Ram Towing Package Rails for 2017 Ram 3500
  • The Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # C16046 has the ability to adjust from 14 to 18 inches. Since you do not yet have your RV, I recommend setting the height to the 17 inch location because this is what many users will end up with based on the bed height. I can't confirm that it will be the correct height for the pin box that you end up getting on your RV, but it likely that you won't need to adjust it for most pin boxes with your...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 2500 with Ram Boxes
  • Factory rails is the term used for trucks that came with the factory 5th wheel/gooseneck prep package. That was not an option on models of the 2015 Ram that came with the Ram Box feature. There is only one way to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a 2015 Ram 2500 that has the Ram Boxes and this is because the bed on that model is more narrow than the regular beds. Because the bed is more narrow the trailer pin box will make contact with the bed sides when turning (if a regular hitch set up...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Ram 3500 Short Bed With Factory Tow Prep Package
  • For your particular trailer with a 2018 Dodge Ram 3500, you wouldn't hurt anything to just get a sliding hitch. You could use a gooseneck adapter, however, these tend to be limited in weight and put additional stress on the trailer's frame, so if you're able, it's better to just move to the 5th wheel. However, I would still recommend getting a sliding hitch, just in case, as the ability to slide the hitch can help out in some tighter spaces when backing up. If you are wanting...
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  • Which 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2018 Ram 2500 Will Allow Me To Tow Level
  • Basically, if the bed rail height of your 2018 Ram 2500 is at 60" tall then the distance from the ground to the bottom of the loft on the trailer while level will need to be 66" or very close. The pin box most likely has the ability to be adjusted vertically with different bolt holes on the wing set. However, if these adjustments are not available or still don't allow you to achieve 66" from the ground to the bottom of the loft on the trailer while level then you will need to an axle flip...
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  • Weight of Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch With OEM Ram Legs for 2014 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16049 weighs 205 lbs with the legs attached. Just the Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs for Ram Towing Prep Package # C16021 weigh 94 lbs. If you are concerned about lifting the hitch, many people will use the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs # MT70238 along with the Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket # DM6100.
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