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Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Tow up to 20,000 lbs with this heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Interlocking jaws and a color-coded lock indicator provide safety. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Rails and universal installation kit included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel hitch part number C16141 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16141

  • Curt
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch and Install Rails
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 13 - 17 Inch Tall

Tow up to 20,000 lbs with this heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Interlocking jaws and a color-coded lock indicator provide safety. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Rails and universal installation kit included.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Interlocking 2-jaw 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
  • Fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and a stable, quiet ride
    • Self-aligns for easy hookup
    • Suppresses road shock
    • Reduces bothersome towing noise
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Short-throw, single-handle operation
  • 2 Built-in zerk fittings for easy lubrication
  • Fast 1-pin head removal makes it easy for 1 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
  • Tongue weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Height adjustment: 13" to 17"
  • Limited lifetime 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).


Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A20 Two-Piece Interlocking Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, interlocking, 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

A20 Color 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).



16141 Curt A20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch with Base Rails

16140 Curt A20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs

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





Video of Curt A20 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 - C16141 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Curt A20 Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the rails and the universal installation kit, and a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now this fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer, it does use the high strength interlocking two jaw system here which will provide a 360 degree jaw to king pin contact. The jaws full wrap around the king pin to minimize noise and it will give you less rattle, more security than your slide bar models.The head on this is a fully articulating head. Instead of just front to back and side to side, it will give you controlled coupling and nice stable quiet ride. It does self-align for nice easy hook-up, helps suppress road shock, and it reduces any bothersome towing noise.Also, as you look at the jaws there's a greased Zerk fitting on each jaw, so it gives you two built-in greased Zerk fittings for easy lubrication of the jaws. And on the very back it has a three-point color coded lock indicator system so it ensures secure towing, basically right under the head you can see there's a ...

right now it's showing a green circle. The green circle means the jaws are locked closed, you're ready to tow. When it shows a yellow triangle there that means the jaws are open, you're ready to couple. If it shows a red octagon, that means the jaws are locked open, it's uncoupled, you do not want to tow. It will self-reset.

And what's nice about those color indicators, they are visible from the cab so if you're sitting in the cab you can turn around and look at the color that's showing, it will tell you what position those jaws are in.It is a single throw handle operation to open the dual jaws. It has a pin and clip right here to keep the handle in the closed position. And as I mentioned, it will self-reset to the ready to couple position after you uncouple your trailer. And the hole that the pin goes through is large enough that you could put a padlock through if they want added security. We do sell the padlock separately.Also, this has a fast one pin head removal for easy disassembly by one person.

Right here if you notice the clip right here in front, if you pull that clip out and then that large pin, you pull that large pin out and that will allow you to take the head out of the cross member and then you can take it apart piece by piece, by just one person doing it.Now it does come with the plastic lube plate. Right here, this plastic lube plate will let your king pin guide smoothly into the hitch. You put that on your king pin and when you hook up, it slides right into the hitch like that, makes it very smooth hook-up, prevents any messy greasy build-up on your fifth wheel head.Also, all the installation hardware is included, detailed instruction manual, brackets, universal brackets. Everything you need to install it.Now this does offer a four inch hitch height adjustment, and hitch height is critical because when you tow your fifth wheel, you want it to be as level as possible when it's being towed with your tow vehicle. This will give you a range of four inches anywheres from 13 inches to 17 inches.

And the way you adjust that is when this cross member is bolted to the legs, there is rows of holes here that you can put the bolts through so it will gie you those choices of four inch hitch height adjustment.The base rails you can see are installed and are included. The universal brackets are all included. Now the universal kit does require drilling. Now we do also offer semi-custom brackets which you can purchase to make it a little bit easier to install. We do list those, you just want to check our fit guide and put your vehicle in, it will show if they're available for your application.this is a sturdy steel construction. It's a nice durable carbide powder coat finish over the hitch. Gross towing weight capacity is 20,000 pounds, vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 5,000 pounds. You do want to make sure the capacity will always be limited to the lowest rated towing component in your system. We mentioned the height adjustment, 13 inches to 17 inches, and hitch height is always measured from the truck bed to the top of the hitch head.And one last note on this hitch before I show to demonstrate how it works, this fifth wheel hitch is compatible with rotating pin boxes such as the Reese Sidewinder, the Reese Revolution, and the Fifth Airborne Sidewinder, only when used with a wedge, which we do sell separately.I just want to show you how the jaws operate, I have an example of a king pin. This is what your king pin would look like. So all you have to do is pop open your pin, remove your pin and clip, and you can see it's hooked to a chain, a lanyard there, so you don't lose it. And then all you have to do is just move your handle, pull it out, and move it towards the cab and you can see both jaws popped right open. And as we mentioned the color coding, right now if you look back here it's showing the yellow triangle which means the jaws are open, you're ready to couple.So once you slide into your fifth wheel and it couples up, king pin slides in between the jaws, you can see how the jaws wrap around it. If we go back here it's showing the green circle which is a good sign, you're ready to go. The holes line up. So again, just take your pin, drop it through there, clip it, and you're all locked in ready to tow just like that.To unlock it again just pop the pin and clip. And again I'm going to hold onto this but as you pull this and then slide it back, you move it just like that. Very simple operation.But that should do it for the review on the Curt A20 Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the rails and the universal installation kit and a 20,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16141

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (143 Customer Reviews)

Tow up to 20,000 lbs with this heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Interlocking jaws and a color-coded lock indicator provide safety. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Rails and universal installation kit included.

- C16141
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Works but there is slop in the hitch do to the wedge not fitting correctly. They need to be more model specific rather than generic fits. 610443



- C16141
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I had a reese slide bar hitch that was worn out. I decided to do with the A20 over the B&W mainly because of the cost. After enough research I found out my old rails wouldn't work because they didn't have the extra slots for the wider base. Etrailer had the complete universal kit that worked great. Was easy to unbolt old rails and replace with the new ones. I was able to reuse my original brackets mounted to frame which I liked better than the universal ones. Took maybe an hour to put everything together. I like the smoothness of the latch opening and closing the jaws Hitch looks well built and I guess the 140lb it weighs says so. Etrailer shipped quickly. 481260


Comments
Love the hitch. I see other people fight their hitch and just happy I bought this one. Wouldnt recommend any other to anyone.
KARL L - 03/05/2019

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- C16044
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Very nice hitch, easy assembly. Haven’t had any problems hooking up, head has play so you don’t need to be perfect backing into hitch. Bought a ram 17 Cummins and this hitch to go with it at same time between the hitch and truck can’t tell the 12000 lbs camper is back there. Very little hitch noise. Easy and fast shipping also. The only complaint is the hitch is heavy! Make sure you have help to remove or install. 614499


Comments
Went on 5-6 camping trips this year 2000ish miles no complaints. Never once thought I’d that latched. Installed eye hook and chain hoist in garage, hoist up back under, lower down into bed, fixed that problem of being heavy ha. I will continue to use etrailer for my trailer needs for sure good product and ships fast!
Red - 03/31/2020

72096

- C16541
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Great hitch, best price around. Would buy another one on a heart beat. The jaws hold the pin nice and tight. 616004


Comments
I love my fifth wheel, no issues, towes great, I pull a 40 trailer with it. The better jaw is worth the money any day of the week.
Casey J - 04/03/2020

72265

- C16669
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Very nice hitch. Works great with the factory 5th wheel hitch setup in my GMC 2500. Easy in and out when I need to remove it. System works perfect with my Montana 5th wheel. 634630



- C16064
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


great product packaging had something to be desired as side plates are able to rub against each other and get scratched up 711592



- C16140
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Fit and ease of use great. Strong hitch. 696038



- C16064
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Excellent service, I ordered my hitch Wednesday around noon, Monday at 3:30 it arrived at my door in good order and was put together and put in my truck very Quickly! I bought a Chevy 3500 with the new puck system for hitches and that is the reason I ordered the new Curt 20A 5th wheel hitch and it works great ! I have bought from etrailer several times and will order from them again if and when I need trailer products ! 373949


Comments
The Curt A20 5th wheel hitch is a GREAT PRODUCT, after 13,000 miles pulling a 40 ft 5th wheel and not having any issues !!
Dick H - 04/30/2018

37900

- C16064
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I pull a 34 foot Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 5th wheel with this hitch. It works fantastic. Easy to see from inside the truck when engaged with the kingpin. A little heavy lifting in and out of trailer, otherwise easy to set and lock into bed of truck. 576320


Comments
Still works great and looks good! Its weight is my only issue.
Ray - 10/22/2019

62973

- C16044
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The products I ordered arrived quickly. I found that the prices on etrailer are very reasonable. I will do business with them again. 466496



- C16541
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Very heavy duty hitch. Initially had some concerns so ordered the 20,000 lbs. instead of the 16000. Very good service from the etrailer representatives. Had some concerns on how long the delivery was going to take, however they were able to get it to me in a very short time. Thank you to the individuals who helped with my order. Danny 340534



- C16541
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Now this is what I'm talking about. This hitch is great! Very tough, rugged, dependable for all your 5th wheel towing needs. Easy smooth operation to switch from maneuverable position for those tight and sometimes hard to get into spots. Switching to towing mode is a breeze. This hitch limits that bucking and chugging effect as you tow down the highway. Easy to install and in my case I got the over kill with this 18,000 pound towing capacity. I only have a 13,000 pound RV; however I wanted that peace of mind knowing that I have enough strength and security behind me in the bed of my truck. Thanks etrailer for offering great products. 686855



- C16044
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


very easy to assemble get help this thing is heavy! and don’t torque down all bolts until locked in the pucks system can’t wait to give it a try 725563



- C16044
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Everything went as described. Don't believe they could have made an easier install. Will be hooking to 5th wheel for first time Saturday. Little heavy but was able to handle it. So easy to go together one man can do it without an extra hand helping. Work smart not hard! 694946



- C16541
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The product arrived 1 day earlier than promised. The instructions were decent, they could of been more inclusive of the different setups, the hitch and sliders didn’t reference how to interface with the Ram puck base. The rubber gaskets for the slider base didn’t fit with the Ram base due to their thickness. You need a 100lbs torque wrench(I rented one from Orielys). All the parts were present. The bad may not of been etrailers fault, but the boxes arrived like they were dropped out of an airplane. Amazingly, nothing was damaged. 712034



- C16044
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The install of the A20 Curt 5th wheel was flawless. Your delivery of two days is amazing. Included a picture of it in the back of my 3500 Ram. 486277



- C16044
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The Hitch is great once you figure out the correct steps to put it all together. You should have information in the directions that has a link to a video that shows you step by step process to assemble the hitch. The directions are veg ( not dummy prof ) on step by step assembly. After we assembling the hitch it would not fit into the pucks in the truck correctly. So I went online and looked up a video on Curt A20 5th wheel hitch installation and viewed my obvious mistake. There are to many options in your directions, make a video. 652112



- C16541
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The R20 Roller and the A20 Slider were both pretty easy to install. Except for the weight (Those Things Are HEAVY) It was a straight forward install. What I like is the Quality of the Curt Products. They are a very high Quality product in my opinion. I plan on the wife and I and our Two Main Coons are planning a cross country trip. So I am very excited to get out on the open Road and see where life takes us. What WAS a bear to install was the Rail Kit. It required lots of trips out from under 402224



- C16044
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


This hitch was extremely easy to install! Although the locking handle maneuvered slightly different than the Curt videos I saw online, the intuitive design made it a breeze to set up. As a first time 5th-wheeler, this product has exceeded my expectations so far. I have not towed yet with this unit, but I feel confident that this product will be able to tow my 16k lb 5th wheel. 452620



- C16140
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I already had a curt goose neck frame mounted in truck so I used the Curt adopter plate # 16220 an the A 20 curt 5 wheel hitch assembly was very easy with no issues looking forward to putting it to work with my G M C 3500 also purchased a curt bumper dual ball adjustable hitch 411715



- C16140
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The quality of the product is what I expected, Excellent. I encountered the same problems with the packing as several others have. The exterior of my box was perfect, completely in tack. The problems were with the way the product was packed inside the box. The Styrofoam was destroyed along with the 1/8 inch thick piece of paneling, which allowed the right side leg of the hitch to bounce around and end up scratching the center member of the hitch, no bigger a little touch up paint couldn't fix. But, really people a 1/8 inch piece of paneling trying to contain a 140 pound hitch, lets start with a 1/4 inch piece of plywood and go up from there. Thank you. 633958



- C16140
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Mixed reviews. I think I picked out a great hitch (Curt A29, part # C16140. Haven't installed it yet. Turns out the mounting system for my 2006 Chevrolet 2500HD 8' long bed isn't the right one (holes don't match up to the frame, only the one in the back for the lower bolt hole). Part number 16418. Emailed information to sales & this was the part recommended for my truck... Still can't install the part... Will have to drill holes both front holes (large & small...)... Doesn't math the video of the 2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD... Appreciate the videos, better than the written instructions included. Once done, hope to give it a 5 star. Will see what is recommended... 454980



- C16034
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I bought a new Ford f350 with the puck system. The Curt 20k hitch is designed to drop right in and it did. Went together easily. 824317



- C16044
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Super easy to put together and install into the truck. Works well and the trailer feels good when driving. I attribute that to the puck system vs the rails. You don’t have to be smart to figure this thing out. Pretty idiot proof. 821173



- C16140
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Review from a similar A20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Seems like a good hitch, installed but haven't used it yet. The way the hitch is packaged is terrible. Even the bolt and bracket kit for the rails wasn't packaged very well. Heavy objects in a box flying around. Box was ripped open but luckily didn't lose any parts. Installed on a 2007 dodge 3500. 818847


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  • Can Fifth Wheel Hitch be Installed in Truck with CM Flat Bed
    Fifth wheel rail kits need to attach directly to the frame of the truck. So what you are looking to do is technically possible, but would require some serious modification. For a flat bed fifth wheel hitch the Demco Hijacker SL part # DM6076SL-FLAT would be a great options since it is designed for flat bed configurations. Flat beds are higher than standard truck beds so you need a shorter fifth wheel hitch. For rails you will need the # DM6012. The install of these rails will have...
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