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Item # C16115
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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.
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).
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.
Video of Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs
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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.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (81 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.
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
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 etrailer.com before purchasing. To my amazement, the price on etrailers was half of the dealer price. Moreover, the customer service at etrailer.com 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 etrailer.com, I will be purchasing from them again! 289116
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
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
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
by: Jim J06/07/2015
Excellent hitch. Went together easy. No issues. 201495
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 etrailer.com is AMAZING! Terrific experience, incredibly fast shipping and a really competitive price! If I need it, and etrailer.com sells it, I'll buy it from them!!!! 350879
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
by: HAROLD S.07/04/2016
I HAVE ORDERED 5 PRODUCTS FROM E-TRAILER AND HAVE BEEN VERY SATISFIED WITH ALL OF THEM, ALL TO DO WITH MY CAMPER, TIRES,OUT DOOR CARPET,CURT FIFTH WHEEL AND MOUNTING BRACKETS, FIFTH WHEEL PIN SUPPORT. 267972
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
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
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
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
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
by: Glenn Sieve06/30/2016
arrived as expected, promptly, installation went well, great product, Mark was a great guy to deal with at etrailer.com 266639
Love the hitch works excellent would definitely buy another one and refer to a friend thanks for a great product!! 250729
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
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
by: Jeff O07/31/2014
Very happy with my new hitch! Even had my shipping upgraded. Customer support was awesome. Thanks Again!!! 143736
by: Zayne Laszlo02/10/2015
needed a hitch next day and shipping was very affordable. great experience all the way around. 173210
by: Jeff S.07/10/2016
Already tried it out. It's better than expected. Highly recommend your company and products. 270329
by: Leila G06/27/2015
Awesome service and follow-up!! Highly recommend etrailer for all your RVing needs :) 207734
by: Nate W.06/13/2012
good hitch at a great price!! even upgraded my shipping for free. thanks. 44062
by: Matt C05/13/2015
Only used once but functioned as it should. Easy install and hook up. 192479
by: Myron L08/24/2016
Just a great product. Ease of operation and preforms as it should. 287132
Good product, excellent customer service, and very fast shipping 213259
by: Winston S03/10/2017
Receive the item in amazing time will install this weekend 350852
by: James S03/03/2011
Great Unit Easy assembley Great Locking Assembly 8377
by: Jason Ulerick07/22/2016
Very quick on shipping and a good produ ct 274838
by: ken m07/31/2016
great service, parts fit perfect 277817
fifth wheel hitch fit nicely 204571
by: Mike M06/05/2012
Fast install, easy to assy 42926
Works well and affordable 262430
Is great for the price 347737
by: Walter B09/16/2016
Very satisfied 295536
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