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Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16049 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q25 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 - C16049

  • Curt
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch and Install Rails
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 6250 lbs TW

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 2-Jaw locking 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
  • Unique spherical axial bearing allows easy pivoting of hitch head
    • Smooth, 360-degree movement - not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting
    • Built-in cushioning absorbs road shock
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Short-throw, single-handle operation
  • Self-aligning head pivots for simple hookup
  • 3 Lube points with easy-to-access grease fittings
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for one 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


  • 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"
  • Warranty:
    • 10-Year limited for hitch
    • Limited lifetime for legs

Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder.

Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, 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

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).

Q24 Color Indicator System

360-Degree Pivot

Curt's unique spherical axial bearing provides a durable pivot point that allows easy, 360-degree movement of the hitch head. This ball joint is designed for smooth, quiet operation with less clunking and chucking.

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Installation Details C16049 Installation instructions

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Video of Curt Q25 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 Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Ram 3500

Today on our 2018 Ram 3500, we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Q25 5th wheel trailer hitch for Ram tow prep package. This is what our Curt Q25 5th wheel hitch looks like when it's installed. This is going to allow us to easily hook up to the king pin on our 5th wheel trailer. It's designed to work with our factory OEM prep package. One of the things that's going to separate this hitch from others out there is the base. As you can see, it's not going to take up a whole lot of space.

It's going to allow us to utilize that space to pack any extra items we may need to take. It's going to have nice handles, so it allows us to remove it fairly easily. Each side is going to have a welded-in handle to make installation and removal much easier. We're going to have four feet that are going to lock into our factory puck system, and are very easy to adjust if necessary.You can see our head is very wide. It's going to give us a solid foundation for our king pin.

You'll notice we're going to have a very large opening here. This is going to allow us to hook up and disconnect from our king pin, even if we're at a slight angle. The other thing that's going to set this one apart from others is some of the others only have a front to back and side to side articulation. This is actually going to have a 360 degree articulation. Let's say your trailer is at an angle like this, and you're going over a hill or something at an angle.

Well, if your articulation is only front to back and side to side, what it's doing is it's putting pressure on this side, and it's pulling up here. Or pushing down, vice versa, and what's that's doing is putting pressure on the framing itself. With 360 degrees of articulation, the actual head is going to pivot, taking that pressure off the frame.Our center section allows us to set the height for our head, with four inches of adjustability. Going to have a dual jaw set-up, which is going to give us 360 degrees of contact around our king pin. This is going to reduce the amount of movement between that king pin and our jaws, unlike some of the single ones that may just hook on one side.

Now when hooking up to your king pin, simply pull the handle out. It's going to lock your jaws open. Once you back in your king pin, you're automatically going to lock around the king pin. If you notice, our handle kind of has an upward angle to it. This is going to allow us to easily get ahold of it while we're outside of the truck, unlike some of the other ones where you might have to reach down in the truck, or climb up on the tire to get ahold of it. It's also going to have a nice lever that's going to help lock it into place once we're hooked up to our king pin. This is going to keep our handle from accidentally coming open.The other thing that's going to set this hitch apart from others, is on the handle here you'll notice the three different colors. The yellow, green, and red. This is going to tell us whether we're coupled, ready to tow, or not ready. You notice it's yellow. That's going to tell us we're ready to couple. Once we back in, you'll notice it's green for ready to tow. When we're ready to tow, simply flip your handle, lock your pin in place, and you're ready.Now as far as our weight capacities go, we're going to have a 24,000 pound gross trailer weight, and a 6,250 pound vertical load limit, which is straight up and down. This hitch is going to work on the 2013 and newer Ram trucks with the factory prep package. Nice thing about this design is it's easily removable to give us total bed access.Our head and our center section are going to come preassembled. It's easier when installing your center section to remove the head. To start our installation, we need to install our center section onto our legs. We're going to have four bolts, four lock washers, and four flat washers for our middle section connecting to our legs. I've got it set on the mid height right now. You're going to insert the head of your bolt with your lock washer and flat washer on, from the inside out. We're going to put on a nylon lock nut. We just want to loosely install this right now.We're going to take this bar here, you'll notice it has flanges. These flanges are going to go on the bottom of our legs, and then we're going to have two bolts that are going to go from the outside of our legs, and it's going to thread to the inside here, or into this center section. We're going to take this, and underneath you'll notice this hole here, we're going to have two long bolts, look like this. Hex bolts, lock washer, and a flat washer. We're going to go through, and we're going to thread it into that cross bracket and cross member. Again, we're going to loosely install it until we get it all put in. We'll just do the same thing for the other side.We're going to tighten and torque our six bolts that we just installed. We're going to be using a 13/16 socket for our lower one, and a 7/8 socket for the top one. We want to make sure that we're torquing it to the specification in the instructions. Then we need to determine if we need to adjust our feet. We're going to open our handle, pulling out like that, and we're going to set it into our factory prep package. We're looking for our handles to be able to close like this. I'm having a problem with this one. I can't get it closed, so I'm going to show you how to adjust it. First we're going to remove that cotter pin. Needle nose pliers, we're going to squeeze these ends together here. We're going to loosen this nut like that, and we're going to be able to open and close it freely. Once we get it where we want, just reinstall the cotter pin. Just like that. The same adjustment can be done with any one of the feet.We're going to slide our head down into place, and I have two brackets that look like this. Slide them over the top. We're going to line them up with the holes that are in our center section. We're going to have a large pin that's going to slide through the back, through that piece, and then we'll have a pin that holds it into place. We're going to have one on each side. That'll do it for our look at the Curt Q25 5th wheel trailer hitch for Ram towing prep package on our 2018 Ram 3500.

Customer Reviews

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16049

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (130 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.

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I was amazed how fast my product arrived. Your attention to detail and execution was great. I have not yet unpacked because my new truck has not arrived. Thank you for your response. Frank Sebastia 565634

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2016 Ram 3500

Received the Curt Q25 fifth wheel hitch well packaged and after opening, reading instructions assembled product. It's extremely well built and completely exceeded my expectations. Looking forward to towing with this setup. 597570

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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very happy customer here. Ordered on a Monday and my Curt Q25 hitch was received wed with expedited shipping. I received emails detailing my shipment and a follow up email once received. Email also had attachments to youtube video showing installation of hitch for my truck. Really appreciate the extra customer service and will buy from etrailer again. The curt Q25 hitch was really easy to install on my Dodge Ram with the OEM 5th wheel package. All I had to do was bolt the legs to the hitch and the brace on the legs and place the legs into the "pucks" Took less than 1 hour. Would recommend a helper as the legs are heavy and hard for 1 person to hold and bolt together. 707750

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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

I purchased this hitch for a 2015 Ram 3500 4X4 with an 8 foot bed to pull my 2019 5th wheel trailer a Grand Design Solitude 310GK. The trailer is 35 feet long and weighs approximately 15,000 pounds when fully loaded. This is my first 5th Wheel , I have always had a motor home in the past. The Curt 5th wheel hitch has performed perfectly over the past year in all kinds of terrain. I have backed the trailer into many campsites that have a steep entry and/or required a very tight turn to get into it. Absolutely no issues with this hitch, I would highly recommend it. 738731

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This thing is very heavy. I learned the hard way to turn it upsidedown and install the legs and crossbar. It fits my Dodge like a glove. 653904

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2017 Ram 3500

I am giving the hitch itself and etrailer a five star rating, as both are excellent. The big issue was all of the nuts and bolts were loose in the box and not in the plastic bags. After gathering up what I could find in the box I was still missing a washer. Thinking I would have to run to the hardware store I went ahead and took apart the hitch head and there was the washer wedged in the jaw mechanism. If I wouldn't have looked closely this could have caused issues with coupling to the 5th wheel. Also, for anyone thinking of installing this alone, don't. I did and it was brutal lifting this as it was heavy and awkward. Also, when replacing the head after removing it for installation, pay close attention to the sliding spacer on the rod that sits down in the mount. If the spacer slides it will not let you place the head all the way in the mount. Took me a while to figure that one out. 668796

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Product arrived the day after I ordered it. I now have it installed but have not used it yet. I feel it is a quality piece of equipment. Pretty heavy but needs to be for the load it will carry. A winch from the ceiling may be best if you want to remove often. None issue for me as I have a tractor with pallet forks. Great product so far. 608711

You might be interested in a lifting bracket specifically designed for hoisting a fifth wheel hitch out of a truck bed, part # DM6100. You can see the part by clicking the provided link.
-- Mike L - 02/27/2019


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2017 Ram 3500

Strong, sturdy and easy to use. You can’t go wrong with this hitch! 586352

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Dodge Ram Pickup

I really like the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch that I installed on my Ram 3500. Makes hooking up and disconnecting so easy. The solid latching mechanism lets me know when i am locked up or when I am unlatched. How simple can it be to look at the indicator bar and figure out what the red, yellow, or green mean to me. No complaints after a year of using and the bottom line is - Yes, I would buy it again. 617465

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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Amazing product! easy installation and fast delivery 519407

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Was delivered in three days, it took about one hour to install. Very easy to install for the first time. 640501

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2018 Ram 2500

Received product 4 days late due to UPS truck breakdown. Lots f scratches on paint especially on edges. Product is not packed in plastic covering inside cardboard. Has styrofoam packing but apparently not enough to prevent rubbing together. Have not yeast ass mbled it because I intend to mask off and apply paint and clear coat to cover scratches and apply an extra coat to edges. Otherwise this would be a rust bucket in a couple of months in the Pacific Northwest weather. Will update after assembl8ng and usage. 616135

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2014 Ram 3500

Very satisfied with product. Easy install removal process. Breaks down to two parts for ease of removal. 597879

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Volkswagen Transporter

I’ve used this hitch as a RV Transporter for a year now and it’s held up well and been a great hitch for the price! 591851

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great hitch 585304

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It works great 583762

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it took a little to figure out the unhooking but after that I love it. it works great 578358

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Very easy to install. Shipping was right on time. Customer service was also excellent. 571691

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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

2014 Ram long bed Installed in in less than one hour perfect fit Every time I order something from etrailer 2 days and it’s here thanks etrailer 569768

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Dodge Ram Pickup

2017 ram dually with the tow package. So great full that its in 6 sections. Made the install simple. Had difficulty on one lockdown, But the sheet instructions, and your instruction reviews made the job easy. Well packaged, and cam quickly. 566253

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Excellent product. Used it to haul a 41’ toy hauler loaded down. Had no issues what so ever. 557702

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Came fast. Great product. Great service 557456

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2017 Ram 3500

100% trouble free. Easy install and removal. I use it with a 40' flatbed trlr and it works GREAT!! 520229

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2017 Ram 3500

Their customer service and shipping is second to none, Great products and Great company. 492519

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2017 Ram 2500

it came just as it was promised. my husband who is 60 put it in all by himself and had no issues. quick and convenient. 492184

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  • How to Determine Hitch Height Setting for Fifth Wheel Hitch
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  • Difference Between Curt A25 and Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches for 2018 Ram 3500
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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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  • Will Curt 25k Hitch Fit Rail Kit in 2015 Ram 3500
    If you have a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails installed in the bed of your 2015 Ram 3500 the Curt 25k Q25 part # C16265 would fit and work well. The industry standard rails are the ones that sit 22 inches apart on center. If instead you had the Ram factory rail kit you'd want the part # C16049 which is a 25k Curt hitch that fits that rail kit as well.
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  • Truck Recommendation for Towing a 20,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
    What I recommend is any of the big 3 1-ton trucks that have a long bed and a factory 5th wheel prep package. This will limit the amount of equipment you will need to buy in order to tow a 5th wheel trailer and the trucks with the factory tow packages will also have the upgraded equipment, for the most part, for greater towing capacities compared to ones without tow packages. Right now Ford and Ram are ruling the roost. I have not been all that impressed with the Fords so I would lean...
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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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