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

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.


Features:

  • 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


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"
  • 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.



16565 Curt Q25 Fifth-Wheel-Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16021 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel RV Hitch Legs for Dodge Ram Trucks with Factory Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs



C16049 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16049 Installation instructions

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 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 Fifth Wheel C16049 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Q 25 Dual Jaw fifth wheel trailer hitch for the Ram towing prep package. This has a twenty five thousand pound weight capacity. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the Dodge Ram and Ram 2500/3500 series trucks with the factory rail kit starting in the year 2013. And this will fit both long and short bed models. Now this hitch has the two jaw locking system which will provide a nice three hundred and sixty degree jaw to kingpin contact.

Because of that it will give you less rattle, more security than the sidebar models. The head itself is sitting on a unique spherical axel bearing and allows easy pivoting of the hitch head. It will give you a smooth three hundred and sixty degree movement, not just front to back or side to side tilting.And it also has built in cushioning to absorb any road shock. The head is also a self aligning head and pivots for simple hookup. The handle is a lockable handle, it'll let you easily secure the handle to the hitch.

Comes with this pinning clip or you can actually even use a padlock if you'd like. Now padlocks we do sell separately. If you need extra security you can put a padlock on there. Now the handle itself is a short throw single handle operation and I'm going to show you in a minute how that operates. Now there are three lube points on this right up here by the head.

They give you easy access grease fittings on the jaws for easy maintenance. There's one right here under the dual jaws and there's an arrow that points to it. There's a zerk fitting. That one is to grease the lower bearing. And then there's one on each side.

Again there's an arrow pointing to each zerk fitting. One on each side. The two on the sides are to grease the jaw pins.Now this hitch does use a three point indicator system right here and it's color coded. And it tells you if the hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow just by looking at it and seeing what color is showing. And that lock indicators are visible from the cab. So if the cab is right here you can turn around and look at the handle and it will tell you by the color what position the jaws are in. So what I'm gonna try to do right here is we're gonna try to turn this around, just so you can see the color coded indicator I'm talking about. Let's just spin it all the way around so you can see. There you go. Right here is the color coded indicator. There is a circle and you can see it tells you what the colors mean.Green would be tow, ready to tow. And as you can see it's showing green in there right now. So if you turn around and see the green that means the jaws are completely around the kingpin. You're ready to go. Yellow means coupled. So if it's showing yellow that means the jaws are open ready to be coupled. And red means uncoupled. So if it does show red in there you want to make sure you get out and check to make sure where the problem might be cause you don't want to go anywhere with it showing red. You want it to be showing green to be able to tow.So basically what'll happen . Lets pop the pin and clip off, we'll pop the latch off. And then I'll show you here's that sharp throw single handle operation. You can see as you pull it just like that you hear that both jaws open up and it's showing yellow which means it's ready to be coupled. So both jaws are ready to accept the kingpin. To give you an idea here's a sample of what a kingpin would look like on your pin box. So you'll notice as you're backing in to hookup. As it goes all the way in both jaws close. You'll notice the handles slides over to lock in place. You can see it's showing green which means you're ready to tow. All you have to do is flip this back, put your pin and clip in - that looks the handle in - and then it's all ready to go, just like that.So it's a very quick, easy way just by looking from the cab what color is showing what position the heads are in. Also another thing I want to mention. You'll see the two pins and clips right here. This is to allow you to take the head out of the cross member. So if you pull these clips out, pull these pins out, one person could lift this out of the cross member and you could take the cross member out and then the legs out. So it actually makes it very easy by pieces for one person to remove this hitch from the truck bed. So lets go ahead and spin this back around.Now this does include a plastic lube plate. Get it situated. There we go. Now I have that sitting right here. This plastic lube plate will let your kingpin glide smoothly into the hitch during the hookup. You put this onto your kingpin and as you're hooking up it will help you slide in. And also as it's installed it will give you a nice lubrication between instead of having your pin box on top of your head "metal/metal" contact. This will be between it to eliminate that metal to metal contact. Now there is a four inch hitch height adjustment. Now your hitch height is measured from your bottom of your truck bed to the top of your hitch. You wanna get that as correct as possible because you want your trailer and tow vehicle to be as level as possible.So when you attach the legs . For this video you'll notice I've got everything put together. But when you attach these legs to the cross member there's rows of holes. And by bolting them to whichever hole it'll give you a four inch range of hitch height adjustment. Anywhere from about fourteen inches to eighteen inches. Now the custom feet are designed to mount to your Rams underbed hitch platform. And just to show you how those operate you'll notice there's a pin and clip right here you just pop out. Let's see if we can get it. Pop out the pin and clip just like that. That'll release the lever. You can rotate that lever out ninety degrees. If you notice it rotates the tab right here. There yeah go. This tab will rotate ninety degrees. You'll do that in each corner and once they're open that'll allow you to drop it into the factory underbed rail kit on your vehicle. Once it drops into place rotate it back the ninety degrees. That'll rotate the tab and lock it into place and then you just put your pin and clip right back in there. Just like that to hold that in. And again you'll do that on each corner so it makes it really simple to install into the factory rail kit on your Ram.Now this is made of a sturdy steel construction. It has a nice durable carbine power coat finish. The application again is 2013 and newer Ram trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is twenty five thousand pounds. Vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is six thousand two hundred and fifty pounds. Then as I mentioned you have a hitch height adjustment range from fourteen to eighteen inches. Now what I want to do is just show you how this works again from looking from the other side. Right now you see the kingpin in it so you just pull the handle and as you do that it'll release the kingpin from there. You notice the jaws stay open. Again look at the color. It's showing yellow means you're ready to couple.So when you go to do it what you'll do is go ahead an put your . Make sure your lube plate is all the down onto your kingpin and then this will be hooked to your pinbox. And as you're coming in to connect you can see as it goes back in all the way both jaws come around, handle slides in, the lock in place shows green which means you're ready to tow. Flip that up and put your pin and clip right back in place. And that'll lock everything there and you're all ready to get on the road.But that should do it for the review of the Curt Q25 Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel trailer hitch for the Ram Towing Prep package. And it has a twenty five thousand pound weight capacity.


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



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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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It went in easy 471409



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I received the shipment really fast. It already install in the truck. The service is great Thank you 243465



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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup


Amazing product! easy installation and fast delivery 519407



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Love it use it all the time .Ease of use Very very good. Holds up Very good. 432742



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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 customer service from knowing the product for pos to following up from shipment to delivery!!! Excellent product and it came in perfect condition. I haven't installed the hitch yet, but there's not a scratch on the hitch so I don't expect any issues with the installation. 451977



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Dodge Ram Pickup


We purchased the Curt Q25 5th wheel hitch for Ram -- 25,000lb. So far it is what we wanted. Hitch was very easy to install. Very easy to hook up to our 32 ft Toyhauler. The price of this product was excellent via etrailer. Shipping and delivery was quicker than expected. 436684



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2016 Ram 3500


Great Hitch and perfect service super heavy duty and perfect fit , shipping was fast and packed well . I would not hesitate to order from etrailer again 452900



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2016 Ram 3500


The Q25 works great. Never had any problems with it. But it is heavy. 374180



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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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2017 Ram 2500


Heavy duty is an understatement for this hitch it is extremely well built. I chose the free shipping since originally I was not in a rush but as normal thing came up I called etrailer customer service and explained my situation they put a rush on the order and it was here in two days great customer care. One tip I would suggest since this hitch is heavy. I assembled it on the shop floor and then placed it in the bed of the truck only to find out that all the pucks were not level and one would not lock down. It was a simple fit of losing the bolts and allowing it to level out then retighten. I could have avoided this extra step by assembling it in the bed of the truck. 396505



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2017 Ram 3500


This is a awesome hitch very easy to install, assembled it by myself in about 30 minutes. The drop in lock system is a great feature. The crew at retailer awesome and easy to deal with, fast shipping and great service. 440153



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2017 Ram 3500


I bought a Q25k. The boxes kind of damages and there was a hole at one corner when I received them, some of the hardware were missing. We had to go to the hardware store bought them. Overall, I'm very satisfy with the hitch. 399503



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2016 Ram 3500


Top notch product! Use it to pull a 40' toy hauler. Functions and rides great, and good looking too! Would recommend this hitch to anyone. Great web site. Fast and secure shipping. Fabulous service. 435320



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2017 Ram 3500


Ordered the hitch on Sunday afternoon and received it Wednesday before noon. Assembled the hitch in about a half hour. Fits like a glove. Plan on hooking up to the fifth wheel in trying it tomorrow. 424328



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Dodge Ram Pickup


EASY PEAZY RAM SPECIFIC DROPPED IN LIKE A GLOVE .6 BOLTS 4 TURNS OF THE CAM HANDLE PRESTO READY TO GO. WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE! GOING TO LOOK AT 5TH WHEEL CAMPERS IN THE MORNING VERY HAPPY AND SATISFIED. THANKS etrailer MADE MY DAY! 348267



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup


Hitch was easy to install. Be sure to assemble in the truck bed, because the hitch is very heavy. The product is very well made, and easy for camper hook up. The color indicators are very helpful. The pucks fit right into my 2017 3500 RAM. 415494



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2015 Ram 3500


Had a great experience with a great product. So refreshing to see something actual works as advertised. The site said it would fit my truck, be under the rail line and that was exactly the case. It takes about thirty minutes of real work to install. Working alone, it took me an hour - counting all the breaks. The GREEN/RED/YELLOW indicator on the handle makes it simple to know when it's locked, unlocked or ready to lock... Looking forward to hooking up the Toy Hauler. 410979



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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup


Great product. Only issue was I ordered online and web site stated it was "In Stock" when it wasn't so it took 3 1/2 weeks for delivery. So I had a not so happy customer. From now on I'll call to place orders. Never had any issues with etrailer til this time. 408602



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It appears to be a heavy duty product, quality fit and finish. Easy to install, my son installed it in a few minutes after watching video on YouTube. Great service by etrailer, they had it delivered to me in two days with free shipping. The also have listened to past reviews, it was shipped in two boxes that had been reinforced to withstand the stress of shipping. 442469



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I am very happy with this 5th wheel hitch and etrailer Corporation. I originally had ordered a different hitch but was advised that there was a back order on that particular hitch so after contacting etrailer and speaking with Pat C we were able to work out a deal on the Q25 hitch. I have not gotten to tow with it yet but have installed it in my truck. This hitch is very heavy duty and you will probably need some assistance putting it together but with that said I am confident that this hitch will do the job I need it to do. I am very pleased with the customer service of etrailer and the quick delivery. I will definitely do business with them again. 452638



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2017 Ram 3500


Haven't used it yet but looking forward to hooking up soon. Ease of install and build upon arrival was simple to comprehend. 391916



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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


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



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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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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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I installed the unit by myself, very easy. Customer service was helpful and friendly and am looking forward to my next purchase. 486460



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup


Arrived on time. Product is great and was easy to install. Like this new hitch as it comes in two parts so we did not need an extra person to help lift it. Husband at age 64 was able to handle on his own. Fits nicely under his truck tonneau cover with 1/2 clearance. Price was reasonable is why we shopped on line. Came by UPS with tracking, liked that feature also with this more of an expensive item. It was placed in 2016 Dodge Ram 2500. Liked that it also came with a white disk like plastic guard that goes between the hitch and 5th wheel attachments. That was a nice suprise and did not have to purchase that seperately. Thank you for customer care on that feature. All attachments needed to install where on point. No stress from start to finish. Thank you etrailer.com 482873



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Product shipped very quick. Easy to install, and moderately priced.. 479457



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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup


Just installed the Q25 in my Ram 3500 and it fits perfect, looks great. Although its still Feb in Pa, I'm excited to see how it works. The whole experience of the purchase from etrailer went very well. The person who took the order was very helpful and got the order shipped same day. Three days from their dock to my door at no charge....just awesome. Installation was simple and took maybe 15 minutes. 476640



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Very easy to put in truck, very friendly salesman on phone when ordering, fast shipping.... Very satisfied... 476539



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Great hitch. Very well made. Only draw back is-its very heavy, requires 2 people to lift or I rigged up a winch to my rafters. 471017



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Product received in good condition service was phenomenal will use them again 459088



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This is a very well made hitch.It waas easy to assemble and install. I havent used it yet but can't see any reason it wont preform as it should. It has metric bolts, I would have prefered sae bolts as I have a better selection of sae tools. I wish it had a lifetime warrantee bet it is only 10 years. The hitch was shipped fast and arrived quickly and when they said it would. Thank you Etrailer. 448824



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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup


Assembly and installation was a breeze with the pre-existing puck system in my 2015 Ram 3500. Easily attaches to my 5th wheel. 431022



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Easy to install, very quiet while towing 430434



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2017 Ram 3500


I just want to thank this girls over the phone. They were great. My hitch was lost by UPS and right away sent out a replacement. Great job I will always buy from this site. etrailer is the best 427033



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Dodge Ram Pickup


Awesome hitch, very heavy duty. Customer service with etrailer is great. Contacted me keeping me updated on the status of the hitch even when on back order. I recommend them 100%. Lowest price around and free shipping. This hitch is the exact same one you can order from Mopar except it would say Ram on it. If you want to save money use etrailer. Retail from Mopar is $1200 plus you pay shipping. 422147



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2017 Ram 3500


Great fifth wheel hitch easy install best price around fast shipping thanks again. 391205



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2016 Ram 3500


Excellent product, was surprised how fast I received the product from etrailer. Great service 342875



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2016 Ram 3500


Very heavy duty, 30 minute install a stretch but otherwise great service as always from Etrailer 319606



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2016 Ram 3500


Very easy to install. Have not used it yet,though. 240993



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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Had recently purchased a 2017 F-350 with the factory underbed 5th wheel/gooseneck mounts. My old hitch would not work with this system. Received some advice from Troy on the available hitches and ordered the Q25. Arrived at 10am yesterday, took me about 1.5 hours to install. The instructions were very clear. I followed the instructions for measuring the height of the hitch for establishing a level ride for the trailer. The problem then was insufficient clearance for the bed rails. Had to unbolt and rebolt the hitch to the legs on the center bolt holes. The only minor complaint is access to the bolts for tightening. Especially an issue when I had to use the center holes. Connecting and disconnecting to the trailer was very easy. 4 stars only because of the bolt issue. 441164


Comments

Very easy hitch to use! Also like the ease of removing the hitch to use the full bed of the pickup. Can remove by myself but is definitely easier with two people. Great hitch!

Joel W - 10/10/2018

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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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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Height for Clearance Between Bed Rails and Underside of Trailer
  • It sounds to me like you're right about your trailer not sitting level. And you'll have about 7 inches of clearance between the truck's bed rails and the underside of your trailer. If you go with a hitch that sits lower, like the Curt # C16049 a minimum height of 14 inches, you still can only gain about an inch before you start to sacrifice clearance because you'll want about 6 inches. Unfortunately, there isn't a great option for you to have your trailer level and keep the trailer...
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  • Comparison of Curt Q25 with B&W Companion for Ram Towing Prep Package and Recommendation
  • I believe the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # BWRVK3600 is a superior hitch to the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs # C16049. The Curt hitch comes apart in different places and is held together with bolts and nuts. The Companion hitch is a sturdy welded base without any bolts and nuts. Both hitches allow you to remove the head from the base for easy loading and unloading. Il...
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  • Jaw Dimensions on Curt 25K-Rated Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch C16049 for Ram Factory Prep Kit
  • Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package, part # C16049, uses a spring-loaded locking dual jaw system to tightly grip your trailer's king pin, as shown in the linked video. The jaws themselves are between 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch thick depending on exactly where you measure on either the upper or lower jaw parts. Please refer to the linked image of the jaw mechanism.
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  • Can a Reese Sidewinder be Used with a Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The information that you have received about the Curt Q25 # C16049 not being compatible with a Reese Sidewinder, like your part # RP61411, is true. Adding too many pivot points to any towing setup can be dangerous and result in damaging scenarios. I recommend getting a 5th wheel hitch that is compatible with your Sidewinder and selling your Q25 to help offset the cost. Since the Sidewinder that you will be using is rated for 19,000 lbs I recommend using the Reese Select Plus 20K # RP30081...
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  • Who Makes the Mopar 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • Curt is the manufacturer of the Mopar branded 5th wheel trailer hitches. For example, the Mopar 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part 82214742 is the same as the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16530-16021 and the Mopar 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part 82214743 is the same as the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16049.
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  • Lighter Weight Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Curt Q20 hitch part # C16530-16021 which is a confirmed fit for the factory rail kit of your 2017 Ram 3500 weighs 202 lbs and the Q25 part # C16049 weighs 205 lbs. Another option to consider is the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3600 which is also a fit. It weighs a bit more at 216 lbs but is designed to be removed/installed in sections that you are having to remove all of the weight at one time. I attached an install video that shows this installing in a similar Ram truck for...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch that Fits Directly in the 2016 Ram 3500 Factory Prep Package
  • Yes, the Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30160 will fit the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2016 Ram 3500. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you. We have other hitches that will also fit directly into the factory prep package: B&W 25K # BWRVK3600 Curt 25K # C16049 Curt 24K # C16545-16021 Curt 20K # C16530-16021 Curt 16K # C16520-16021 I have linked videos on a couple of these hitches for you.
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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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  • Sidewinder Upgrade for Fabex 730 Pin Box Rated for 16,900 lbs
  • Since your trailer has a GVW of 16,900 lbs you will want to make sure that the Sidewinder you get is rated for at least that amount. The Sidewinder # RP61411 is the part that replaces a Fabex 730 and is rated for 19,000 lbs so it will be the part that you want to use. Unless you have one of our specific 5th wheel hitches you will need to use the Universal Wedge that is included. I have attached a picture on how you will want to orient the wedge depending on the style of head that your...
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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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  • 25K-Rated 5th Wheel Hitches for 2013 Ram 3500 Dually for Car Hauler Trailer
  • 5th wheel hitch options for your 2013 Ram 3500 dually depend on the bed length and the presence of the factory rail kit. We have hitches for long and short beds and also for trucks with or without the Ram factory rail package. On the linked page you can click on your truck configuration to see the options that work for that setup. For example, if you have a long bed with the factory rail kit you can use the outstanding 25K-rated USA-made B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3600. B&W hitches are...
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  • Curt or Reese 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Factory Puck System
  • Curt and Reese both make exceptional 5th wheel hitches and you really wouldn't go wrong with a hitch from either of these manufacturers. Since you have the factory puck system I recommend first narrowing down your options to hitches that will mount directly to the pucks so that you don't have to mess with a separate adapter piece. Reese has one such unit with the OEM 5th Wheel Hitch # RP30160. This is a really nice hitch that features a forged single-piece jaw for a secure connection...
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