Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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  • Curt
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch and Install Rails
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 13 - 17 Inch Tall
  • 5000 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. Rails and universal installation kit included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16131 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16131

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. Rails and universal installation kit included.


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
  • Base rails and universal-fit installation kit included
    • Universal kit requires drilling
    • Semi-custom brackets or additional hardware may be required
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 13" - 17"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


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

Q20 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).


Q20 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.



16131 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch with Base Rails and Installation Kit - 20,000 lbs

16130 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs

16200 Curt Universal, Carbide Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Universal Brackets and Hardware







Video of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel - Fixed Fifth Wheel - C16131 Review

Today we are going to review part number C16131. This is the Curt Q20, dual jaw fifth wheel trailer hitch with the rails and the universal installation kit and it has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now this heavy-duty fifth wheel trailer hitch has the dual jaw and it uses the color coded lock indicator for excellent safety and security. The dual jaw uses this two-jaw locking system, provides a 360 degree jaw-to-king pin contact, for less rattle and more security than a lot of your slide bar models. It has a nice self-aligning head that pivots for simple hook-up. And the way it pivots it uses a unique spherical axial bearing underneath the head. It allows easy pivoting of the hitch head.

It gives you a smooth 360 degree movement. It is not just front-to-back or side-to-side, it will go 360 degrees. It also offers built in cushioning to help absorb road shock. It does have three easy to access lube points. One right here, one on each side, and its easy to get to and lube it to help maintain your hitch head, keeping it greased. The other nice feature of this is it has the pins and clips.

There are two pins and two clips right here, if you pull those out you can slide the pins out and it will allow you to pick up the head and remove it from the cross member. Then you can actually remove the cross member and the legs out of the rails. So it actually makes it very easy for one person to remove the hitch from the truck. It does include the plastic lube plate and this will let your king pin glide smoothly into the hitch during hook-up. You just stick this onto your king pin and it helps to slide it in here. The other nice thing is that it gives a nice protection from the pin box of your trailer up against the hitch head. It will also give you four inches of height adjustment.

In other words, when you go to mount your cross member to the legs, there are three rows of holes, so it will give you a four inch height adjustment. In other words from anywhere from 13 inches to 17 inches in two inch increments. Height adjustment is critical because you want the hitch height, which the hitch height is from the truck bed to the top of the hitch head. You want that to be correct because you want to keep your fifth wheel trailer as level as possible with the tow vehicle that is towing you. The three point indicator system as I mentioned earlier here, has color coding. This will tell you if the hitch is ready to uncouple, couple, or tow, just by looking at a color.

The indicator is visible from the cab of the tow vehicle. In other words, the cab would be here. You could look back and look at the color. Like right now, the jaws are closed and the handle is locked, so it is showing green, which means it is ready to be towed. If you pulled it to open it, it would show yellow, which means it is ready to be coupled. By chance if you went to couple up and it didn't couple correctly, it would show red, which means it is uncoupled. So anytime it shows the red you don't want to move of do anything. You want to make sure it is either green for tow or yellow for ready to couple. It is nice to see because you will be able to see that from the cab of the vehicle. It does have this lockable handle that lets you easily secure the trailer to the hitch. It has a pin and clip in it, it comes with that. If you want, the hole is large enough you could actually for extra security use a padlock in there. We do sell those separately on our website. They are listed on the product pages of related products, but it does come with the pin and clip. The handle itself is a short throw single handle operation. I'm going to demonstrate that in a minute to show you how it hooks up. Now on this part number, the base rails and the universal installation kit is all included. The universal kit that comes with it does require some drilling. On some vehicles, we do recommend if your vehicle has a custom fit or a vehicle specific install kit for your vehicle, we highly recommend that because it will save you about half the time of installation because its really not much drilling. They try to use holes already in the vehicle frame already. Now this hitch will also attach to industry standard rails made by Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch pro series, Reese and Valley. Now the hitch is a sturdy, steel construction. It has a nice durable carbide powder coat finish. He specs of this, the gross towing weight capacity is 20,000 pounds. Vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 4,000 pounds. The height adjustment is ranged 13 inches 17 inches in two inch increments. Just to show you real quick how this would operate, we will pull out the pin and clip, slide that out and then there is a little latch here you just flip open. With that open your handle is ready to be moved now. So what will happen is, as we had mentioned, it is a very short throw single handle. You will see if I just pull it just like that and let it go you will see it opens the dual jaws ready for hookup. If you look at the indicator right here, it is showing yellow, which means it is ready to be coupled. To give you an idea, this is what a king pin would look like, that is on your fifth wheel. So what you want to do is take your lube plate, push it all the way up onto the king pin just like that. This would be on a pin box, of course. When your going to hook up this is sliding in, you can see as this slides in once it gets all the way in correctly you will hear it click. The handle slides over, both jaws wrap around to give you the 360 degree contact. Look at your lock indicator and it shows green, so that means that your all ready to tow. What you want to do is just flip your latch back over and again you could put a padlock through there, or just use the included pin and clip. With that through there and clipped, that will hold the handle and keep it from opening up. It keeps your pin box connected to your hitch head. But that should do it for the review on part number C16131. This is the Curt Q20 dual jaw fifth wheel trailer hitch, with the rails and the universal installation kit and a 20,000 pound weight capacity. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16131

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (258 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. Rails and universal installation kit included.

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Great hitch. Ordered and received it 2 days later, installed in a couple hours. Would recommend to anyone. 483250



- C16131
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Can't really rate it because I haven't installed it yet. However, when it arrived the box was really damaged. It looked like the original box was damaged and they covered it with another box. We have gotten deliveries from UPS and Fed -Ex and they all have been damaged these last 2 months. 434906



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Great product, easy to operate and remo ve. 414734



- C16131
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Extremely pleased with the customer service. I placed my order on a Friday and received a confirmation call on Sunday. I was not expecting anything to process until the next week. I did receive my Curt 20k fifth wheel hitch on time however,although there was no damage to the product, the package was destroyed. Maybe Curt should look into a more substantial packaging system. Kudos to etrailer for the free shipping and the prompt service. As long as you continue an excellent customer service ( which seems to be a forgotten relation) I will be a continued customer. Thank you, Harold 390382



- C16530-16021
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Just installed my Q20 no problems at all dropped right in place I did not tighten bolts all the way until it was in place directions could have been a little more clear for the ram puck system etrailer one of the best online companies I have dealt with from customer service to getting right info to the best tracking ever Can’t say anything about the hitch yet get my RV Monday so far so good I feel confident 613169



- C16530-16017
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Extremely happy with the new hitch, very easy to assemble (4 bolts, local dealer wanted $300 to assemble), even easier to attach to my factory hitch mounts (Ford). Get someone to help you lift it into your truck. 480689


Comments

This is simply the best 5th wheel hitch I have ever used!

Charlie - 03/05/2019

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- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


After the delivery truck driver just basically threw the hitch, sliders and adapter rails off the truck and dragged them through the door of our offices. (Even though we have a warehouse and a forklift). I got the forklift and a co-worker and we picked the destroyed boxes and parts up and put them up in the back of my truck. The entire hitch package weights around 280 lbs, be sure to have help to move and install it. etrailer and Curt replaced the stickers that were scraped off the hitch by the hard landing and after some re-painting of the black parts it looks alright and works great. We have around 7,200 miles towing with it so far and it's just starting to get broken in. Great product, very strong (but heavy) 628568



- C16530-16020
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


After watching a YouTube video, assembly wasn't a problem. Hitch seems ok, haven't used it enough yet. The one problem I Have at this time is the Curt decal on the hitch head was installed crooked . It looks like a kid put it on. If I can't get another one I'll tear that one off and repaint if needed 634939



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I bought the 5th wheel to haul trailers and, it's been a great hitch and has been maintained but it's starting to breakdown, parts are failing , but if used for a personal trailer, it will be a great hitch 264239



- C16530-16021
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great product Every thing was here Easy install 373814



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Shipping was little quirky the factory shipped it via freight and i had to go pick it up from the freight company about 30 minutes away. Once i got it home it was packaged well, installed was very strait forward, it is heavy though so make sure you have two people to lift it into the truck. Have yet to pull a trailer with it so we will see how that goes. Overall assembly height is when installed onto the ram oem rail system adapter is fairly high roughly 57" in the back of 2016 ram 2500. seems like a great product, time will tell. 339057



- C16530-16017
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This is one of the finest hitches I have ever had. I love the ease of operation, the strength it has, and its light weight enough that I can remove it by myself if I want to take my hitch completely out of the bed of my truck. It is a breeze to connect and disconnect by myself, which is a major plus for this solo traveler. The other bonus is the small profile in the bed of the truck, and I still have room to load all my art gear for a show. I would highly recommend it to everyone! 584507



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Received product from ETrailer in a very timely manner. All went well with no hitch, play on words, that is what I purchased. Sandy was helpful beyond belief and answered all my questions. Some speak of the damaged boxes when these Curt Hitches arrive. Mine too were damaged but the product was unscathed. Shipping the 100 lbs products I didn't expect the boxes to last. ETrailer did a great job stuffing the shipping boxes all was well. I would recommend ETrailer just on how professional the employees are. I will being purchasing other items again. Thanks again Sandy! 328914



- C16530-16017
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Product arrived in good shape. The instructions were easy to understand and it took less time to install than I thought. 463016



- C16671
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Easy to assemble. Perferct fit with my Bakflip tonneau cover. 450689



- C16530-16020
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Pros: I've been using this hitch for about a year to tow my 5th wheel, and I've probably hooked up to it about 20 times. It's a really great hitch, easy to work, and I really like the color coded features (red, yellow, and green) that show when the hitch is connected or not and ready to tow. I haven't used the slider so I can't comment on that other than it appears to be easy enough to use. I LOVE the puck system to install it in the bed of the truck. As far as etrailer, they are great! They asked some questions to help me determine my needs, and then they provided a number of possible hitches. They were great about answering any questions I had. I've purchased several things from them in the past, and I HIGHLY recommend etrailer!!! Cons: There were a few places in the installation documentation that could have been easier to decipher. There were several videos online showing how the product works, but I couldn't find anything showing how to put it together. This would have been extremely helpful. Also, CURT claims this is a two man lift and can be easily removed from the truck. NOT TRUE! This thing is HEAVY, but it's supposed to be. Unless you have a piece of equipment to help lift it you should plan on leaving it installed. 482315


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I apologize for the delayed response. I think Ive had the hitch for about two years now, and I use it to tow a fifth wheel RV quite a lot throughout the year with my Ford F-250. Its been a great hitch and is really easy to use. Probably the best part about it is that it uses the in-bed puck system. I have no regrets on this purchase.

Chad - 03/13/2019

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- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Thank-you etrailer for the fast free shipping! Ordered on Sunday evening and received hitch, mounting kit, and wiring package on Friday!!!! 5 boxes in delivery and all were received at the same time, great job. already tow 5th wheel with this hitch and it is great. Better than my old reese. Hook-up is easy and positve. Will say it does take all evening to install and measurements are extremly important to a good installation. Measured and checked square several times prior to any drilling and the mounting brackets are perfect. Thanks again for the fast, complete, and quality shipment. The only comment regarding shipment is that the hitch box had some damage when received and 5th wheel had a couple of same scratches, no big deal!!! The shipping box is not very durable based on product weight! 192850


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Have pulled my 38 foot toy hauler on 9 different trips now with absolutely no problems. Great fifth wheel. previously had a Reese and this on is a just as good if not better.

Mark S - 06/19/2016

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- c16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The slide portion of this hitch works very well with very little effort from truck. I have hooked and unhooked several times at our permanent campground lot and have not had any problem with the jaws locking or releasing . We have not taken the 5th wheel camper down the road for any distance, so I cannot comment on hitch rattle or ride. The only issue I have had and it is negligible. It was hard for me to insert and remove the rail pins to remove the hitch from the truck because the rear pins are under the hitch frame.( and yes I mounted the rails perfectly square). If you're not going to remove the hitch often than its a non issue. The rubber dampeners just make the pins tight. I would recommend this hitch for sure just can't give it an excellent if we haven't taken it down the road for a distance. 383206


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We have taken our Fifth wheel to Arizona and back and the hitch performed perfectly. I make sure to keep the hitch lubricated properly. It is definitely quieter and less jerky. I would give the hitch a 5 star as I have not had a problem with this hitch.

Scott M - 05/22/2018

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- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Just got back from a two-week road trip out west, the new trailer hitch performed without a snag! Easy docking and undocking, very nice to have a nice smooth ride. We are very impressed and thankful for an excellent product. The package in which the hitch arrived was in pretty rough shape, but all the pieces arrived. There is one place on the deck itself where it took some scuffing of the paint from whatever it was banged on during shipping. We are going to have to touch up that place to keep it from rusting in the elements. All in all, this was a great buy. Thanks 574834


Comments

Any good quality rust inhibiting spray paint like Rust-Oleum would work just fine.

-- Mike L - 10/16/2018

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- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The Curt Q20 with R20 slider hitch arrived just as promised in 3 days after placing the order. The Q20 head box was totally destroyed. The manufacture packaging was not made to ship individually using small package carrier such as UPS. Upon inspection I discovered that the bolts and washers were missing. I contacted Bill at E-trailer and told him. He explained that the replacements would have to come from the manufacturer and would take several days. I told him that I already scheduled an install and really needed those bolts and washers. He was able to round some up for me and shipped them out next day and they arrived on Monday just as promised. I also spoke with Bill about not being able to remove the head unit for the hitch. It needed to be removed to be able to install it on the slider. It seemed to be stuck and I could not budge it. I assumed that it may have been damaged in shipping, especially after receiving it in a demolished box. He explained to me that since it was new its tolerances were tight and I might try taking a pry bar to it. Well that did not make me feel real good. He was totally correct. Just a little more effort with a pry bar moved it just enough for the bushing to squeak loose and the head came right out. I am disappointed in the jaws on this unit. They look like they were forged by a 3rd grader. Not smooth and somewhat pitted. They are not machined jaws for sure. Had it all installed using the new Reese rail brackets for the 2017 F250. Everything went smooth. An added plus is the quiet ride when not connect to trailer. Can’t even notice the hitch is back there. My other hitch rattled and clanked all the time and was so annoying. I just hooked my 38ft 5th wheel for the first time. It was smoother and easier than any other hitch I have ever used. I bought the sider unit which is recommended by all for the short bed. However I cannot use the slider as the king pin box slides too close to the tall tail gate. The new 2017 F250 is taller and the bed is deeper so I needed a hitch that would go up to 19 ½ inches. I will update after a my first run with trailer later this month. Everyone at E-trailer was outstanding. 5 Star. I will keep using them in the future. 303415



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I had a 16K Husky 5th wheel hitch for 12 years. It came with the RV purchase. We upgraded to a larger 5th wheel in 2015. I pulled it with the K16 but due to wear on the hitch I didn't feel comfortable. I searched the internet and came upon etrailer.com. I began researching different hitches. I settled on Curt due to it's reviews. I placed an order with etrailer and the next day I got an email with all of the shipping and tracking information. I had the hitch in 5 days. I was very disappointed when it was delivered. The shipping box was very light duty and had been reinforced with pieces of cardboard damaged. There was also a lot of heavy duty staples holding it together. I took photos upon delivery. After I opened the box I found the hitch was damaged. I immediately sent an email with photos of the box as received and the damage to the hitch. I called customer service and talked to Gina and Janice and went over the details. I was given instructions for returning the hitch and was emailed necessary papers to ship it back at no charge. I dropped it off at UPS the same day and received notification in 3 days that it was received. I was also advised a new hitch would be sent out and I received it in 3 days. At first I was very upset but after. That quickly changed after talking to the staff and receiving the new hitch within 5 days. These type things sometimes happen. I give the staff at etrailer.com an applause for their quick handling of this issue. I have since made another purchase. Give them a try. 275867



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased the Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch with R20 slider. Quality and Workmanship are excellent. Etrailer folks best price around, and fast free shipping. Thanks Gil B 236427



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Because of personal medical issues, I had the hitch installed professionally. I pull a 38' fifth wheel behind a Duramax powered Chevy. The hitch has served it's purpose well and looking forward to using it for many more years!! I purchased the slider version, but have found that I would NOT have had to purchase a slider because of the design of the front of my fifth wheel, as seen in the pic's. I am able to do 90 degree turns without any problems (without moving the hitch rearward). 302964



- C16671
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Everything arrived on the date it was promised. Thank you. 655047



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


No problems with hook ups or disconnects. Very well built and looks good too! 642005



- C16530-16021
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Ordered on a Wednesday and it showed up Friday. Installed in 30 minutes by myself with no issues. 638788



- C16671
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Met my needs 638085



- C16671
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


looks good have not had time to use it yet 636221



- C16671
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


good product, came fairly fast the shipper was terrible, the packaging was crushed, ripped open, parts hanging out and some parts missing. really not etrailer's fault 628523



- C16530-16021
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This 5th wheel hitch fits OEM hitch mount provisions perfectly on my 2017 Ram 3500. Connecting and disconnecting works well. This hitch is heavy for one person to manage, but a hoist set-up makes for easy installation and removal. Tows well with no play between trailer pin and truck. Great product. 625666



- C16530-16021
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The parts arrived right on schedule 5 days from MO to OR. The boxes were in good shape and no scratches Sure is heavy. 617676



- C16636
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


When we received the hitch it was missing a few pieces so we called customer service at etrailer and they were so nice and took care of the issue immediately, highly recommended the hitch and etrailer!! 611451



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great product I love it. 610361



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Curt makes a top quality product. The fit and finish on my C16130 hitch is first rate. Shipping was quick. All the parts were in the box. Assembled product and installed in truck. etrailer.com has the best customer support and service. Final word: etrailer staff & Curt products ROCK! 609659



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


After I bought my new camper the search was on for a better hitch. I previously owned a little rocker 15k with the slide bar style locking mechanism. It worked well but with the bigger camper I wanted something that would eliminate the chucking in the hitch that I was getting. After looking at a lot of other hitches and comparing price vs. features I settled on this hitch. The box it was shipped in was pretty beat up when it got to my house but I kinda expected that. The hitch survived the journey without a scratch. Its built very heavy, but not so heavy that I cant remove it my truck by myself. The fitment between all the components seems good without a lot of slop. After setting the height I hitched up to the camper and took her for a test run. I am very happy with the results so far. The only place that I get any movement is where the hitch connects to the rails but I plan on purchasing the felt pads to eliminate that in the future. The indicators on the release bar are very nice, its nice to have a visual indication and know the jaws are locked. Even after a year of use i still can't find anything to really complain about. If anyone is looking for a solid hitch that won't break the bank I would strongly recommend this one. 607787



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great hitch! 606183



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Working great. Well constructed. No issues. I'm quite pleased with Curt products. (Important tip: don't forget to slide the hitch back before making a sharp turn, such as at a gas station. The RV WILL break your back window if you forget.) 602588



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This is a wonderful hitch. Very rugged but easy to use. I would recommend this for any fifth wheel owner. 602451



- C16530-16020
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased this unit a year ago and could not be happier. It performs beautifully and is solidly made. Assembly and installation was a snap for me. I take out during periods of extended non-use and the process is simple both removing and re-installing. I would recommend highly. 593574



- C16530-16025
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Good product! The only issue we have found is trying to release the hitch, if the weight on the hitch plate is not just right the handle will not release. 588246



- C16530-16021
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


2 years ago I bought a inexpensive Curt hitch for a previous camper. I asked what the difference was between that and an 800 to $1,000 unit, now I know why. The long-term ride with this hitch is really great, double Jaws versus single Jaws is the way to go 587766



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Excellent product. etailer has been great. Purchased bed rail system for my 5th wheel hitch for two trucks, airbags and electrical . Shipped fast and they were great to work with. I chose etrailer for their reputation. Outstanding. 583096



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Works great, operations is smooth and dependable, only had one issue: a bolt fell out that holds a roller in place. 572892



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


slide works great. very nice product. 570222



- C16530-16025
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I just love this hitch the jaws are tight no play and you know when the hitch is locked and I don’t have the rails in my bed 569773



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I have now used this hitch with some long hauls. There is no more chucking like my old Reese hitch. The hitch is quiet and smooth. Well satisfied with this hitch. 552707



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Excellent arrived on time all items included that was needed to complete assembly 551503



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Hard to get rubber shims installed. Pins don't fit to mount hitch to ram 2500 factory holes in bed. Hitch kinda clunky without rubber shims. 543952



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Took a little getting used to but this hitch is easier to use than our previous Reese hitch. It is significantly heavier so getting in and out of the truck bed is a little more work. 529009



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Great hitch. Very easy to hook up. 528595


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  • Does Curt Q20 and Universal Rail Kit Fit 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • Yes, the rail kit of the Curt Q20 and Universal Rail Kit part # C16636 does fit your 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed, but since you have a long bed truck you don't need to have a slider hitch. You can get by with the lighter weight and easier to manage fixed hitch version of this kit part # C16131 though since slider hitches are only needed on short bed trucks where turning clearance is harder to come by .
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  • Is it Possible to Tow a Fifth Wheel Using a Flat Bed Cab and Chassis Truck
  • You could certainly attach a fifth wheel hitch. Usually, you'll see them attached directly to the flat bed, like part # RP30054. This would indeed be a custom installation, as there aren't any install kits available for this application. The exact install procedure would depend on the nature of the truck bed as well the opinion of the installer. Be sure to use a professional welder who's experienced in trailer and towing work. The hitch would usually install so that the king pin would...
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  • Which Curt 5th Wheel Set-Up Would be Best for a 1994 GMC 3500 Towing a 15,840 lb 5th Wheel Trailer
  • To install a Curt 5th wheel hitch and base rails in the bed of your 1994 GMC 3500 you can use the Curt E5 fifth-wheel trailer hitch and universal base rails with installation kit, # C16116, if you have an 8 foot bed and your trailer weight will always be below 16,000 lbs. If you have a 6-1/2 foot bed you can use the Curt E5 hitch with slider and install kit, # C16616. These kits include the above bed rails and hardware and the below bed hardware and brackets for installation on the GMC. I...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Options for a Flat Bed Truck with a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • The only option that does not require removing the gooseneck hitch would possibly be the Hi-Rise, # 9480. If the gooseneck trailer hitch is a B&W Turnover Ball, Hide-A-Goose by Draw-Tite or Reese or Under-Bed by Bulldog then you can use the Hi-Rise. Otherwise you would need to remove the gooseneck hitch then have a 1/2 inch steel plate welded to the frame by a qualified professional. Then you could use the Reese low-profile hitch # RP30054. I have included a link to a video review and...
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  • Hitch Options On Flatbed Trailer For Gooseneck Trailer
  • In order to haul a 48 foot gooseneck trailer you will need a gooseneck hitch installed in either of the vehicles you mentioned. We do not offer a gooseneck option for flatbed trucks as it will require a custom hitch and installation to accommodate the gooseneck. You could use an adapter like part # KPG5-R25-IP with the gooseneck on your trailer to work with a fifth-wheel hitch installed on the truck. The hitch I recommend is the Reese Low-Profile 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part #...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a Flatbed 1990 Ford F-250
  • Flatbeds are unique in that the bed is further from the frame than on a regular truck bed. The installation kits are not designed for flatbed trucks. You would need a special hitch, # RP30054, which requires a custom installation performed by a qualified fabricator/welder. You can take a look at the installation instructions I have linked to the right to see what is required for this installation.
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  • Will Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Universal Install Kit Fit a 1990 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • The installation kit included with Curt hitch and install kit # C16131 is a universal kit and according to the instructions, page 11, linked to the right, the kit will fit your 1990 Ford F-250 long bed.
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Hitch that Fits in 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Rails on a 2013 GMC Sierra
  • The Q20 5th wheel trailer hitch fits in above the bed rails. There are several gooseneck plates that you can use in those rails. If you want to stick with Curt then you can use # 16085. I personally like # 49080 because it can be positioned with the ball further back in an offset position for additional clearance between the trailer and truck. I have linked all the plates. Please note the only one that you cannot use is # RP30845 because it only fits a Reese Elite series underbed system.
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  • Will the Curt # C16131 Q20 Fifth Wheel Kit Fit a 2006 Chevy Duramax Diesel
  • I have confirmed with my contact at Curt, and the # C16131 Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch with rails and Universal Install kit is considered a fit for your 2006 Chevy Duramax. If you would prefer the custom fit brackets those are available as the brackets only as part # C16418. I have also provided a link of the other Curt 5th wheel hitches that are confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Duramax for your reference.
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