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Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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  • Curt
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Economy - Slide-Bar Jaw
  • Hitch Only
  • Double Pivot
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 13-1/4 - 17 Inch Tall
Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Rails and installation kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16115 or order online at Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.

Curt Fifth Wheel - C16115

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Rails and installation kit sold separately.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Auto-locking, slide-bar jaw mechanism provides superior security
    • Rear tension bar works with slide bar to clamp around king pin, minimizing rattle and movement
  • 4-Position height adjustment for multiple towing applications
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for 1 person to remove hitch
  • Dual-pivoting head with 10-degree lateral movement for simple hookup
    • Permalube pivot bushings increase hitch life and reduce maintenance
  • Anti-rattle skid plate provides smooth, quiet ride
    • Nylon lube plate (sold separately) will help to prevent scratches on skid plate and to let king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • Simple installation with base rails and installation kit (sold separately)
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed base rails
  • Sturdy, steel construction with carbide black finish


  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 13" - 17"
  • 5-Year limited 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).

E16 5th Wheel Jaw

Simple, Secure Hookup

With a dual-pivoting head that offers 10 degrees of lateral movement, the E16 fifth-wheel hitch makes hookup a snap, even on unlevel ground. Once the king pin slides into the hitch, the auto-locking, slide-bar jaw secures it in place. A unique feature of the E16 is the rear steel tension bar within the jaw that activates upon hookup to clamp down on the king pin, providing a tighter grip that maximizes security and minimizes rattle.

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Video of Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel C16115 Review

Today we're going to review Part Number C16115. This is the Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch. It's a slide-bar jaw design. It has a 16,000-pound weight capacity. Now this is an entry-level hitch, so it offers several unique features. It has the auto-locking slide bar jaw mechanism that provides superior security.

It has the rear tension bar right back here behind the slide bar. This will work with that slide bar. It helps clamp around the kingpin to help minimize your rattle and any movement. It has a dual pivoting head. It has a 10-degree lateral movement for simple hook-up.

Underneath the head they do use Permalube pivot bushings to increase the hitch slide for the reduced magnets. It has an anti-rattle skid plate, provides a smooth, quiet ride. Now we do recommend a nylon lube plate. We do sell those separately on our website. They are listed on this product page as a related product. This lube plate will help prevent scratches on the skid plate.

It lets the kingpin glide smoothly into the hitch inaudible 00:00:55 cup. It has a 4-position height adjustment for multiple towing applications. When you attach your cross number to the legs, there's 4 rows of holes, so it will give you a 13 1/4 to a 17-inch heighth adjustment for a hitch height. Basically a hitch heighth is measured from the truck bed to the top of the plate here, the skid plate. When you're towing, you want your fifth wheel to be as level as possible with your truck bed. You have an adjustment range of 13 1/4 inches to 17 inches.

Now the nice thing also about this, you'll notice the pins and the clips right here. There's 2 of them. If you pull the clips and pull the pins out, you'll be able to move the head out of the cross member. You can take the cross member and the legs out. It makes it very easy for 1 person to remove this hitch from your truck bed. Now this does require the rails and the install kit which we do sell separately. What you'll need to do is go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model of vehicle. It will show you the correct rails and install kit needed for your vehicle. This does install into the industry-standard rails made by Curt draw-type hidden hitch Pro Series Reese and inaudible 00:02:02. If you'll notice also on the table, that's all included. It includes the 4 pins and clips. That's used to attach these legs to the rails themselves. It also includes a nice set of detailed instructions. This hitch is a sturdy steel construction. It has a nice carbide, black finish. The specs on it, the gross stone-weight capacity, again, is 16,000 pounds. Vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 4,000 pounds. I had mentioned the hitch heighth adjustment is a range of 13 1/4 to 17 inches. It's in 1 1/4 increments. Just to show you how this operates, I got an example of a king pin. This is what it would look like on your pin box of your fifth wheel. We're going to show you how it installs in here. Basically, what you'll need to do is just lift the handle. If you notice on the handle, there's a tab with a hole in it. Then there's a tab here. When it's down in the locked position, you can put a padlock through there if you'd like. That's sold separately. We do sell those or if you happen to have one. Once you put a padlock through that, it will permanently lock it for extra security but to open it what you want to do is flip that handle up. Then pull it all the way out. When you pull it all the way out, you can see that it will lock with that tension bar, lock into the open position. Now you're ready to back into your fifth wheel. Your kingpin which should be on your pin box will just be going into your hitch. You can see as it goes in it takes that tension bar, pushes that tension bar open, releases that slide bar and it closes right around it. Then that tension bar keeps pressure on the kingpin to minimize any rattle or movement in there. Then what you'll want to do is you'll notice . Just make sure the handle goes into the down position. Once it's in the down position, it won't be able to be open. Then you can open it to keep it locked in that position. Then to remove it again, just raise it completely up, pull it all the way and lock in the open position. As simple as that but that should do it for the review, Part Number C16115, the Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the slide bar jaw and a 16,000-pound weight capacity.

Customer Reviews

Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16115

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (99 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Rails and installation kit sold separately.

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by: Lisa Blair07/27/2017

The Product was nice and worth the money, the packaging for shipping was really poor. The shipping was very fast but when we received it, one part was damaged with dents and scratches. We are very unsatisfied with that. We paid 400 for a hitch that is damaged and will rust. The parts in the hitch box were not wrapped for protection. Also, instead of putting it in a box that fit, they staples a million staples to make a box around the factory box. It was very unprofessional. Pretty upset for the money we spent. 413611

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by: Dan08/28/2015

Very quality unit. Only had trouble with handle mounting as the tube was turned 180 degrees and I put handle on as instructions said and it was not lined up with grooves to pull hitch lock out. Took top back off and seen this so removed handle and put on in up position instead of down and was able to pull to line up grooves with slots and release hitch lock and lock it in down as it should be. Works real good and sets secure in rails and in hitch top. Real good fit with no rattles going down road when nothing is hitched. 222508


Real good, handles any camper and works smooth.

Dan - 08/28/2016


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by: Gordy S.08/29/2016

What a great experience! I was looking for a "basic" new 5th wheel hitch to replace my aging Lill Rocker by RBW; the Curt E16 looked to be very similar. I found a Curt E16 at a local RV dealer and decide to check with before purchasing. To my amazement, the price on etrailers was half of the dealer price. Moreover, the customer service at was above my expectations. I called to see how long it would take an order to arrive to my location (planning a trip and needed the new hitch in 3 to 4 days). Sandy was very helpful and assured me the hitch would arrive in time for my trip. Not only did I receive the hitch in great condition, it came a day earlier than I thought. Based on such a great first experience with, I will be purchasing from them again! 289116

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by: Mitch09/27/2016

This is a very basic hitch. Very simple to install and use. However, with the head not being fully articulating, its a very noisy hitch. Plenty of rattle, clank and chucking. The chucking can be a bit alarming. It worked well enough for our small 22' 5er but since stepping up to a 34' trailer and 12,000#, I decided to upgrade to a B&W Patriot. If you're on a tight budget and have smaller lighter trailer, this will get the job done but Id have gone with a better jaw type hitch over the slide bar had I known better at first. The custom install kit for my 2013 Silverado 3500 long bed was amazing in fit. You need to be a little handy to install it but its well worth the extra few $$. The installation instructions are adequate but could be a little clearer. 300491

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by: Curtis H07/01/2016

Due to the low price of this hitch I was wary of its quality, but now after 1 year of use with a 30' Jayco fifth wheel and sometimes double towing with a 3000 lb trailer behind the 5th wheel I have complete confidence in this hitch. I installed it in a 2014 Ram 2500 with Ram Boxes using a Reese Sidewinder. The only modification I had to make was shortening the release handle due to the narrow bed with the Ram Boxes. Other than that this hitch combined with the sidewinder I can turn the camper and truck just over 90 degrees with absolutely no clearance problems and without the need for a slider hitch. The only problem at first was the hitch was somewhat tight but as it wears that tightness is getting better. Overall a well made hitch for a good price. 267066

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by: k dorn04/20/2015

The product went in my truck just fine but the instructions were not the best to read. I wish that the company would of gave me an orthographic blue print instead of an isometric. "2D instead of 3D". A video would of been great to see some of the tricks. But all in all everyting went pretty well. It took me from 3:30pm to 10:30pm to get it put in. Once I did the first side the second side went much faster. Make sure the brackets are not flipped around so you don't add extra holes like I did. The box was complete distroyed when it arrived. I think that every thing is in operational shape won't know until I hook up. 186424

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by: Jim J06/07/2015

Excellent hitch. Went together easy. No issues. 201495


Its been a great hitch! No issues whatsoever. I have about 1500 tow miles on it.

Jim J - 06/06/2016


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by: Mike M03/29/2017

Simple well built product. Easy to assemble for use (about 15 min). The way I did it was to Assemble loosely at first, Then pin the hitch on the rails. After that I tightened everything up. I put the adjustment to highest position then I would adjust downward to get the the truck and trailer level. I found putting the hitch to its highest and then adjust the pin box as high as possible gave me the extra clearance I wanted between the tailgate and the trailer pin box bracket. I have one of those 5' 6" beds to deal with. Fit great. 359879

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by: Brian T07/15/2016

I bought the curt fifth wheel and base to convert my B&W turnover ball and this thing fits perfectly it went together smoothly and in under an hour easily highly reccomend 272110

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by: Bill T09/15/2015

Not hard to install, Just hard for me due to recent surgery. Every thing fit and instructions were better than average. Chevy 2500HD, 8ft bed. Be sure to take the spare tire out before starting so you will have room under the truck. Can't beat etrailers prices and shipping. I've bought from them before and I'm sure I'll buy in the future. 225626

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by: Mike G08/03/2016

An entry level product, I first looked through the instructions and thought they were a little vague, but as I started assembling the unit, everything fell into place and I had no problems understanding what to do. I loved the price, the communication, and the results. I plan on using it next week with our toy hauler and I'm excited! 279362

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by: Don D.03/23/2017

Nice looking hitch and well made, I just installed it but haven't towed with it yet. etrailer shipped fast but UPS damaged the carton and the bolt kit was lost in transit. Customer service at etrailer was very helpful in getting a replacement kit shipped now all is good. I would not hesitate to do business with them again. 357694

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by: Pat R.04/21/2017

I am very pleased with my purchase from etrailer. I bought a fifth wheel hitch to haul my fifth wheel trailer and have had no problems with the installation or using it and have had it one year. I would recommend this purchase to anyone who needs a quality fifth wheel at an economy price. Pat R. Madera, California 372363

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by: Chad03/18/2017

I used it once and sold it. There was slack at the lock and every time you took off there was a jerk. I have used several brands over the years and never experienced this. I would not recommend this product to anyone, you get what you pay for, this product is priced low and performance is low in my experience. 355372

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by: Joe C.08/29/2017

Ordered the curt hitch very easily. .and free shipping was complaint is that the description did not indicate the hitch was imported. when u look at Curts web site they talk about good American products made by Americans . I mistakenly thought there products and my hitch was made in the USA 426489

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by: Ted A.07/15/2015

Looking at the box when it arrived, I thought that I was going to have to make a trip to the hardware store to get replacement bolts. Etrailer added an outside box to protect the factory packaging, and it was all there and in great shape! Shipped on time and tracked on their site well. Very pleased. 211889

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by: jamie t06/23/2015

shipping and price was great, overall I'm happy with the hitch but once assembled the legs didn't line up with the universal rails in my truck very well. it took a little persuasion with a 8lb hammer to get things to align properly but after that it worked great, id buy another for the price. 206601

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by: Sean O.03/02/2017

Wonderful Product. Installed easily in only 2.5 hours! Love it! The product is Great, however the service at is AMAZING! Terrific experience, incredibly fast shipping and a really competitive price! If I need it, and sells it, I'll buy it from them!!!! 350879

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by: Edward M.09/02/2014

UPS really damaged the hitch! Looked like it went thru a hurricane! Bent everything back into shape as I didn't have time to get it replaced. Everything works as it should. Assembly was a snap! Got all items on my order in 2 days! Great customer service (thanks Julie! ). 149490

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by: Ted A.04/13/2016

There hitch was delivered on time, but when the UPS driver slid the product out of truck he dropped it to his hand truck and bent the cross bar. I was able to bend it back and it installed perfectly. My old hitch had a lot slop in it. I'm very satisfied. 244073

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by: Ozzie04/30/2015

I had the UPS guy put the box in the back of my truck and it took me about a half hour to install it and try it out. Worked great. Like I read in many reviews, the box was slightly damaged but the hitch didn't have a scratch. Was here in three days. 188980

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by: Tim11/24/2016

pull a 42 foot 5th wheel rv and love it. works as it should and never had a problem. I pull with a 2012 Dodge 3500. sorry no pictures to busy having fun. used to pull from Florida to ohio,pennsylvania, colorado. several times never had a problem. 319406

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by: Ed pisiakowski10/20/2016

It works fine i just wish i bought the one that holds the king pin 360° the trailer moves around to much for my liking it scare the wife every time we hit a bump in the road i wish i could return it for the one that holds the king pin 360° 309054

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by: Floyd R.04/29/2014

Exactly what I wanted / needed as listed. Item was shipped and delivered in 3 days. Packaging was destroyed in shipment by carrier but item not damaged and all parts arrived. Very pleased as with last purchase from trailers. 127909

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by: jim y08/10/2017

installed hitch in a 2008 chevy 2500hd. other then having to take out the rear inter liners hitch installed great. just follow the directions. would recommend and curt hitches to anyone looking. thanks jim 418518

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by: Lester G.07/21/2017

Excellent 5th wheel hitch. The inexpensive price was a bonus. Delivered on time as promised. Easy assembly. With the removal of two pins the head of the hitch can be removed to make it easier to take out the truck. 409018

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by: E S11/17/2014

Service and shipping was great. As far as I can tell every thing was there. The shipping box was all broke up but there was no damage. I have not installed it yet so I can not say anything about it. Thanks 161264

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by: HAROLD S.07/04/2016


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by: Jay Doshi08/28/2016

Great hitch. Use it to pull my 10,000 5th wheel RV. Sometimes I have to use a rubber mallet to get all 4 feet in the brackets, but that was prolly the installation job. 288587

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by: jason06/06/2016

I have used this hitch for a year. It was a little loud when towing, but after a little grease, it has been pretty smooth. Easy to operate and a safe hitch design.... 258099

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by: Lisa d06/17/2015

Easy to order fast delivery had in three days hitch was slightly damaged but nothing we couldn't fix very easy to install. Would definitely order from E-tralier again 204081

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by: Dave B08/24/2017

Extremely easy to install, took me 20 minutes, but my rails were already installed. A lot heavier duty than I expected or paid for. 424503

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by: greg g06/08/2013

Product great. But what is outstanding was Mike S who helped me out. Etrailer is the best outfit I've ever dealt with. Thanks 83836

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by: Jim T.04/15/2016

good product, easy to put together. bought this hitch to replace other curt hitch which had broken after 8 years of use. 244467

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by: Glenn Sieve06/30/2016

arrived as expected, promptly, installation went well, great product, Mark was a great guy to deal with at 266639

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by: William05/18/2016

Love the hitch works excellent would definitely buy another one and refer to a friend thanks for a great product!! 250729

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by: Brian B.07/22/2016

Very high quality product. I also bought custom rails and everything fit perfectly. Excellent buy for the money. 274817

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by: Tony Z.10/01/2014

I have placed several orders over the last few weeks. All I can say is the service and delivery is awesome. 153947

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by: Jeff O07/31/2014

Very happy with my new hitch! Even had my shipping upgraded. Customer support was awesome. Thanks Again!!! 143736

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by: Zayne Laszlo02/10/2015

needed a hitch next day and shipping was very affordable. great experience all the way around. 173210

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by: Jeff S.07/10/2016

Already tried it out. It's better than expected. Highly recommend your company and products. 270329

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by: Leila G06/27/2015

Awesome service and follow-up!! Highly recommend etrailer for all your RVing needs :) 207734

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by: Nate W.06/13/2012

good hitch at a great price!! even upgraded my shipping for free. thanks. 44062

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by: Matt C05/13/2015

Only used once but functioned as it should. Easy install and hook up. 192479

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by: Myron L08/24/2016

Just a great product. Ease of operation and preforms as it should. 287132

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by: Bill07/20/2015

Good product, excellent customer service, and very fast shipping 213259

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by: Kevin06/28/2017

easy to put together once you drill the holes for the railings 399813

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by: Winston S03/10/2017

Receive the item in amazing time will install this weekend 350852

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by: James S03/03/2011

Great Unit Easy assembley Great Locking Assembly 8377

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by: jd burns04/27/2017

works fine wish it had more tilt sidewa ys 373310

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  • The Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch # C16115 is compatible with a Reese Revolution Pin Box. This combination is what you will want to use with your 5-1/2 foot bed on your 2015 Ram 1500 since most sliding 5th wheel hitches do not provide the 22 inches of clearance that a Revolution Pin Box does to enable you to make tighter turns with your short bed. The E16 is a good entry level 5th wheel hitch, but you will most likely experience quite a bit of chucking and jarring since the king pin will...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for 2015 Ram 3500 Dually and Reese Hitch
  • As far as fits go the situation was that on Curt kit # C16426-204 they had excluded dually models. But we have installed this kit on a dually model and have been told by Curt recently that it will fit. So if your 2015 Ram 3500 does not have the factory prep package for a 5th wheel hitch, you should be able to use this Curt kit. And your Reese hitch will fit it. But I can tell you that Reese installation kit, # RP50085-58, will fit dually models for sure and your hitch will fit this installation...
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  • 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommended for Use with Reese Revolution Pin Box
  • The Curt Q series of fifth wheel hitches cannot be used with Reese Revolution or Sidewinder pin boxes because the jaws are too wide on the hitch. I spoke with my contact at Reese to confirm this. One option would be to go with the E16 hitch you referenced part # C16115 and then the wedge part # 30861. Or for a hitch more similar to the Q16 in features I would go with the Reese 16k Fifth Wheel part # RP30047. This has a 2 jaw system as the Q16 so it would provide a smoother ride quality...
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  • Fit of Curt 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit # C16305-204 on 2014 Ram 1500 w/ Coil Spring Suspension
  • If you look at the diagram I grabbed from the installation instructions, you can see exactly where on the frame the brackets would attach. Stock 2014 Ram 1500 models are equipped with coil springs, but there is an optional air suspension available as well. If your truck has the air suspension, the Curt # C16305-204 will not work. Since the air bags take the place of the coil springs, it will be readily apparent which suspension your truck has. The bed rails provided by the # C16305-204...
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Install Kit Part # C16101
  • You have the CURT Universal Base Rail Install Kit, part # C16101. To view the installation instructions, click on the provided link.
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Hitch be Installed in a 2014 Dodge Ram with Rambox
  • The issue with the Rambox is that the manufacturers of hitches and installation kits have not tested for fit on models with the Rambox. The issue is the bed is more narrow on models that have the Rambox feature. We have heard customers who have installed 5th wheel hitches in Rambox models. But they have to use Sidewinder replacement pin boxes to move the trailer pivot point back so as not to hit the stock pin box against the bed sides. I have linked the Sidewinder information page to...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 3500 Crew Cab
  • I have a couple of different options for your 2017 Ram 3500 Crew Cab. Your truck has a bed height of just over 20 inches so I will recommend some 5th wheel hitches that are adjustable to under 3 inches of that 20 inch mark that you're looking for. The most economical option for your Ram is the Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch # C16115 with the Curt Base Rails # C16426-204. This features the Slide Bar Jaw to secure your king pin and has a Gross Towing Weight of 16,000 lbs. The next step up...
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  • Can a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Be Installed on a 2014 or 2015 Ram 3500 with Rambox Side Storage
  • Since you plan on towing a fifth wheel trailer, the best option for the truck you are looking at, is an 8 foot bed without the Rambox. The issue with the Rambox is that the manufacturers of the hitches and installation kits have not tested for fit on models with the Rambox. As you mentioned, the bed is narrower which could interfere with the operation of the fifth wheel locking handle. Another issue you will run into is you will need to replace the OEM pin box with a Sidewinder. The reason...
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  • Inexpensive 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2011 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The universal installation kit that comes with Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16116 will only fit your 2011 Ram 3500 long bed with the addition of bracket # RP58023. Then the installation will be similar to that of installation kit # RP30035-023. However, if your truck has overload springs, which is likely on a 3500 series, then this installation kit will not work. So instead of the Curt hitch and universal installation kit I recommend the Curt Semi-Custom kit, # C16301-200, which does...
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  • Recommendation for Fifth Wheel Trailer that Only has 2 Inches of Bedrail Trailer Overhang Clearance
  • Basically you want to tow your trailer totally level with between 4 and 6 inches of clearance between the overhang of the trailer and bed rails. You should note that your rear suspension will compress a decent amount when the pin weight of the trailer is on the hitch. This could give you the 2 inches of additional clearance you would need for the trailer clear the bed rails significantly enough. Otherwise you will have to lift your trailer by either moving the axles below your leaf springs...
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation Kit C16101
  • The installation instructions for Curt Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Installation Kit # C16101 are linked for you. With this base rail hardware kit you can install a set of compatible industry-standard-rails (ISRs) like # C16204 or # C16104 (gloss finish). These rails will enable installation of a 5th wheel hitch like the Curt E16 # C16115. If you need a wiring harness for the 5th wheel you can use part # PK11893-11932 from Pollak. The linked video shows installation.
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  • How to tell if 5th Wheel Rails in Bed of 2008 F250 Short Bed are Compatible with Curt E16 Hitch
  • The Curt E16 fifth wheel hitch # C16115 uses industry standard fifth wheel rails. The slots in the rails that the E16 would use are 21-1/2 inches center to center when measured side to side and 22 inches center to center when measured front to back. I've showed these dimensions on the diagram I've edited for you. For a short bed truck, in order to prevent the rear of the cab from colliding with the front corner of the fifth wheel during turns, you'll need to use a sliding fifth wheel...
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  • Will a Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Fit in Place of an E16 Head on a Curt Slider Base
  • The Curt E16 and Q16 use the same slider base. The Q16 head is # C16520 so it will fit the same slider base that is on your E16 now.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendations for a 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • There are a couple of components needed to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch in a truck. Starting with the installation kit, there are 2 types. There is a universal kit and there are custom kits. If a truck has a custom kit option available, as your truck does, I always recommend it over the universal installation kit. The reason is that the custom kits come with brackets specifically designed to fit your truck and this translates to less drilling and about half the installation time over...
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  • Installation Kit for a 5th Wheel in a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The install kit you need to complete your installation for your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed is either the Curt part # C16420-104 which has a gloss finish or Curt part # C16420-204 which has a carbide finish. The Curt E5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw, part # 16516, that you reference is basically designed for a short bed, however, you can use it on your long bed, but, it is very unlikely that you will need to use the sliding feature of the hitch to make 90 degree...
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  • Fifth Wheel Install Kit Recommendation for a 1998 GMC Sierra Long Bed
  • We have exactly what you need. For a fifth wheel rail installation kit that is confirmed to fit your 1998 GMC Sierra with a long bed you would want the Reese Fifth Wheel Install Kit part # RP30035. Once installed in your truck you would be able to install your Curt E16 Hitch part # C16115.
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  • Recommendation for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for Use with Sidewinder on 2010 Dodge Ram
  • Sidewinders, like # RP61410, are designed to be used with stationary hitches but can be used with a slider hitch as long as the slider remains locked in the towing position while towing or connected to a trailer. I have included a link to our FAQ article on Sidewinders for reference. To determine the best 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation kit for your truck, I will need to know a little more about it. Is your Big Horn a 1500, 2500, or 3500. Does it have overload springs. Is it a...
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500
  • To determine if the truck can handle the weight of the trailer, check the owners manual for the towing capacity and weight carrying capacity of the bed and compare that to the gross trailer weight and pin weight. If you determine the truck can tow the trailer, you will want to take some measurements in order to determine if you will be able to safely make 90 degree turns. On short beds, the king pin will be 1-1/2 inches forward of the center of the axle. Measure from that point to the...
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  • Slider Recommendation for a Curt E-16 Hitch
  • For a slider that you could attach the head of your Curt E-16 Hitch # C16115 onto you would want the part # C16560. You will also need the part # C16505. I attached a review video for this roller for you to check out as well.
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