Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

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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 sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16245 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16245

  • Curt
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 13 - 17 Inch Tall
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 6000 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 sold separately.


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
  • 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 durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 13" - 17"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • Because of the size of this item, it ships via truck freight and only to the contiguous United States.
  • This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder.

Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, two-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.


Three-Point Indicator System

Get peace of mind with Curt's color-coded lock indicator. Just look at the indicator - either the one on the handle or the one on the hitch itself - to determine whether the jaw is in the correct position to uncouple (red), couple (yellow) or tow (green).


Q24 Color Indicator System

360-Degree Pivot

Curt's unique spherical axial bearing provides a durable pivot point that allows easy, 360-degree movement of the hitch head. This ball joint is designed for smooth, quiet operation with less clunking and chucking.



16245 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch - 24,000 lbs



C16245 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16245 Installation instructions



Video of Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Review

Today we'll be reviewing the Curt Q24 fifth wheel trailer hitch with dual jaws, rated at 24,000 lbs. It's part number C16245. This Curt fifth wheel hitch is made from sturdy steel with a durable carbide powder coat finish. It has a gross towing weight capacity of 24,000 lbs., and a vertical load capacity of 6,000 lbs. The height adjustment range is 13" to 17", and it's all covered by a 10-year warranty. We'll go ahead and install our fifth wheel onto our rales.

With the weight of this 5th wheel, you'll need an extra set of hands to help put it into place. We'll now use the four pins and clips to secure the hitch into the rails. We'll slide the pins through the rails and hitch feet here, and install the clip on the other side. As you can see, with the pin in place, the fifth wheel is secure. Now we'll repeat this with the other pins.

With all of our pins in place, we can now go over some of the features of the Q24 fifth wheel hitch. This fifth wheel is equipped with a dual jaw locking system, which provides 360 degrees of contact between the jaw and the king pin. Another great features is the top plate has 360 degrees of movement, side to side, front to back, and diagonal. This fifth wheel also has a 3-point indicator system in which everything is color coded to let you know when your hitch is coupled, uncoupled, and ready to tow. It's also visible from within the cab of the truck.

This hitch also has 4" of height adjustment to help better fit the height of your trailer. You can see these two holes here, which are two points of adjustment. At this time, we have it set at the second set of adjustment points underneath. Another great feature of this fifth wheel is the ability to fit almost all industry standard rails, such as Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, ProSeries, Valley, and of course the Curt rails. Keep in mind thought that specific rails are not included with this fifth wheel.

Now that we've gone over some of the features and specs, we'll now demonstrate how this fifth wheel hitch works. For demonstration purposes, we'll be using this king pin simulator to show you how it works. To uncouple the trailer, there's a pin located on the back side of this lever, which will flip out and undo. We'll flip out this lever and pull out our handle, which will allow the king pin to move out of the jaws. You can see the red bar here as well as the red dot and the color indicator, which tells us we're in the uncoupled position. Moving the handle one section in, the indicator is now yellow, which means we're ready to couple the trailer. Again using the trailer simulator, we'll slide it into position. You'll see now that the indicator is in the green position, which tells us we're ready to tow. Now we can lock the handle back in place with this lever and clip. Now we're ready to head down the road. And there you have it for the Curt Q24 fifth wheel hitch, part number C16245.


Customer Reviews

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16245

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (244 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 sold separately.

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This hitch is very easy to take in and out of the bed of the truck. Comes apart in 2 pieces very easily, making it fairly light weight to move. Like the yellow, green and red indicators for easy hitching and unhitching. The big issue I have is that there is not much side to side movement in the head itself, making it hard to hitch back up if the the truck or camper is not sitting fairly evenly. Was told this hitch had good side to side movement, but do not think that is true. The only side to side movement comes from the give in the bushings. 654501



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Great product. I used it on both a Ram 3500, and now a 17 F250 crew cab with a regular bed. Pros: Seem well built, heavy duty. Less chucking than my last hitch for an all around smoother ride. I've pulled both a 27ft and 45 ft fifth wheel travel trailer with it. Cons: Does not work with the sidewinder travel trailer adapter. You have to purchase the A-series CURT hitch to use that product. My Ram 3500 had an 8ft bed so I didn't pay attention to that at the time. Now that I have a regular bed, I thought I could just buy the sidewinder to get better clearance, but that did not work out. Note: the sidewinder wedge adapter for the A-series does not work with this hitch. 607025



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I've using it for a year. Hooking and unhookig not a problems yet. Hopefully stays that way. 595265



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In order of PRIORITY: Service Customer Needs Price Only place to go in this area. They exceed all across the board. Staff all across the board - A++++++ 594574



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I bought this hitch because I am a firm believer in buy heavier than I need for safety. This hitch has been absolutely wonderful. The fifth wheel pull great with no jarring and the solid feel when attached is comforting. I can easily reach everything I need to set the hitch and lock it. The jaws are very easy to tell if I am completely hooked or not and the lock works great for a quick look to tell if ready. This hitch was very well priced (cheaper than lighter rated models) without being of "cheap" quality. I have enjoyed this hitch very much and thank goodness it breaks down into pieces for removal as it is a very heavy unit. 589977



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The Hitch was very good quality very easy to install in the 2018 Dodge Ram Total installation by myself was under an hour I plan on using it to move travel trailers fifth wheels around for people 573042



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Very pleased with this hitch. Easy to hook up and quiet under load. 567880



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Excellent product. It allows you to choose between gooseneck and 5th wheel towing without having to destroy a factory installed gooseneck hitch! So glad I purchased this hitch! I would definitely purchase it again if I needed to! 566395


Comments

Excellent couldn’t be better!!

Jeffery - 09/18/2019

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Excellent product. 5 star I would highly recommend etrailer products. I had a 16.5 curt fifth wheel with slide. I bought a new trailer that required a bigger 5th wheel and the 24Q is fantastic. Wider than the 16.5 which offers greater stability. Thank you for a good product. 561482



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1st class hitch works great for me on my 2015 Chevy 3500 DRW C/C L/B. 545073


Comments

Sorry to say I have found this very noisy and sloppy clangs on start and stops.The Rubber caps bushing around the cross shaft is shot

Dennis R - 07/23/2019

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Have not had the opportunity to use the new hitch to pull our RV, but did hook up to the RV to check height and ease of hookup, it's great, very happy with this hitch so far. Ease of ordering was excellent, received it within 5 days in great condition. 539517


Comments

In the last year we have pulled a 16,000 lb Jayco 5th Wheel over 3,200 miles, up and down mountains and across flat lands with no problems. Still easy hookup and no troubles with it latching or in latching. We grease it and re-torque the bolts as per manufacturer recommendation, a little routine preventive maintenance goes a long way. Still very happy with the hitch, and would definitely recommend it, and have several times.

Paula - 07/09/2019

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made life easier for me hooking my flatbed & cattle trailer Great hitch for my use. 481113



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Nice hitch, a bit heavy but can be taken apart for removal or install. Tows exellent and hooks up easy. 474787



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Once I got the rails installed in my 2016 FORD F305( with plenty of ease) almost immediately I went pick up a fifth wheel travel trailer (approximately 14,500#) stopped once to check the hardware, HAD ABSOLUTELY NO ISSUES WITH ANY OF THE HITCH. Thank you for such a good and dependable product, and yes I have even recommended it to others. Earl Breaux 408249



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Super strong and heavy duty. Makes towing a cinch. Curt products in my opinion are the best. 377660



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good 372046



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Good quality. No movement of pin like our old hitch when braking and starting. Had a couple missing bolts in the kit as the cardboard box was thrashed when we got it. Called etrailer and they sent us a kit right away. 368145



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Sometimes hard to release trailer need to pull forward or back seems to help. 357748



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Would not have purchased if I new You had to re torque the 4 bolts holding base to legs every 1000 mi to do this You have to remove , also if not perfectly level jaws will not release the ad states 360 degree head movement I took that to mean side to side front to back. good points it is made well , customer service is great . shipping ? box destroyed . Yes I would from buy etrailer again 356960


Comments

Thank you for your business and your review, Richard. I am glad you brought this up - the manufacturer requires you to re-torque prior to each use, after the initial 500 miles of towing, and every 1,000 miles thereafter.

-- Laura E - 03/29/2017

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Very good solid hitch. 353129



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Works great. Easy to use and color coding makes it easy to see when you're properly connected. 352467



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everything work great 355483



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This product works great and is easy to use. I shopped around to find the best price and to feel I was getting a product that would make us feel safe. I would recommend this to anyone. 349101



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Excellent product great value. 347329



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We have pulled a 15500 lbs Cyclone 4200 fifth wheeler over 11000 miles thus year from the 14000ft Monarch Pass in Colorado thur West Virginia where there isn't a flat spot and every where in between. We love the Q24. It has a positive snap whenever it engages and with it's easy to see markings you always know when you safetly engaged. Also the two piece design make it much easier the remove from the pu bed. Would endorse it to anyone. 346585



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love the hitch heavy duty well built easy to couple and uncouple 346112



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I have to admit, I was a little worried after reading reviews online about their business practice, however, I have a friend who has ordered from etrailer multiple times so it made me feel more at ease. I received a great price, it was shipped same day, they told me about 4-5 days to receive, and I received it in 2 (ordering Monday, received Wednesday).. so I think when people complain shipping takes longer than promised, I believe it's shipping same day, but maybe they're not considering weekends?? That was mainly the issues I've read about. And I found a price online just a tad cheaper, so I emailed them (per the instructions from my phone rep (who was very pleasant as well)) and the very next day I received a response with the amount I was going to receive as a price guarantee refund. So I have to admit, I'm very thrilled of the service and excited it arrive so quickly. 344604



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The Curt Q24 Hitch is a very Sturdy Hitch, was easily assembled and easy to understand its proper Usage. There are many Safety aspects I admire about this Product. I would recommend this Hitch to anybody. 344261


Comments

the Curt Q20 Hitch is working flawlessly

Tim S - 02/21/2018

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Ordered my Curt 24k 5th wheel hitch on Tuesday, received around 230 Friday, and was installed by 5pm same day ( already had the rails). I am anxious to hook up my Heartland Big Country 3650RL to my 2006 Chevrolet dually and roll down the highway. The hitch is alI i expected it to be, and it is quite heavy, but managed to get it installed by myself after reading the great installation instructions. As in other posts, slight scratches during shipping due to packing materials used by Curt, not etrailer's fault. My RV has a tongue weight of 2350 lbs, 14000 overall, and 39'6" lenghth. Expectations are high that this hitch will handle it well! Thanks for the great service 343176



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17000 miles. Hitch is doing fine. 344511



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Good quality 5th wheel hitch ordered. Lucked out getting it on sale. Shipped on time. Arrived in perfect condition. Self install. Highly recommend Etrailer! 341373



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Received my hitch very quickly, two days with free shipping. However, the hitch did arrive with a couple scraps. The company needs to work on the packaging and shipping prep. That being said, I am very happy with the hitch and the company. I called them prior to buying it and they answered all my questions, very helpful. I'd definitely buy another product from them. 336532



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in good conditions and cheeper that any one 332560



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I haven't put it together yet, but it appears to be a very well built hitch. I really did appreciate the fast shipping. Came from their place to my garage in 4 days ( over 2000 miles) 325526



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great product fit my existing rails cant wait to pull the trailer etrailer was great to work with 324851



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The hitch arrived in good condition. The installation was fast and easy. 315810



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Got my Curt Q24 finally. A very good, quality, heavy hitch. It was just a little scratched up, in same spots as all others seems to post - do to shipping by UPS. Etrailer did double box it to help, so all in all it wasn't bad. It is definitely a heavy hitch, but being able to quickly break it into pieces (head removes easily) makes it much more manageable to put in and out of the truck. Can't wait for the trailer to get in so I can try out this hitch... Installed onto Curt rails in a 2006 F350, with no issue. Will be pulling a 18k 43' 5er soon! Shipping was a bit on the slow side compared to other reviews - took 2 weeks to get it, but luckily my trailer is also delayed so I didn't need it immediately. 314570



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Delivery was on time and the hitch was as described. When I opened the box the manufacturer failed to include the mounting hardware. I contacted etrailer customer service and missing items were shipped - service after the sale was excellent. 312641


Comments

I am very pleased with the purchase, the unit is working as I expected.

Mike - 11/02/2017

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awesome, super prices, to my door in 2 days. love it. thanks so much 312365



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Far superior to the REESE product originally installed in my truck. Full motion movement reduces noise and chucking. Hitches and unhitches easily but solidly, great deal of confidence oin this hitch. Would not change a thing about it. 312219



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Best hitch I have used. 309367


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Good hitch

Terry S - 10/21/2017

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We recently installed a Curt Q24 Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch (C16245) using a Reese 10 Bolt Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit (RP30035). Installation went VERY well with no complications. We wanted a 'Super Duty' 5th wheel hitch for our Ford F350 Super Duty pickup and this Curt Q24 with its 24,000 pound towing capacity is everything we were looking for. Thanks etrailer for making this hitch so affordable. We've prepared all of our family's vehicles for towing over the last ten plus years through etrailer and have NEVER been disappointed. Thanks again! 309292



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After reviewing hitches and deciding on a fixed hitch, decided to order from etrailer.com. The product arrived quick and the customer service has been top notch!! Had the hitch installed this week, and pick up our new fifth wheel this weekend! 309438



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The Q24 hitch is great I just upgraded as I have a larger unit It fit perfectly in the Reese rails . Was easy to install and works great and what a great price Thanks etrailer !!! 307798



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Greatly appreciated the prompt response to help guide my purchase. The information also helped so I could have an informed discussion with the RV repair tech who was saying it would take 4 hours to install the Curt Hitch. With the information from etrailer--I knew what to say to confirm it would be a quicker installation.This is the second item I have purchased from etrailer and will continue to shop and learn as need be. Thank you 306953



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Very nice product. Had a Reese that was not as well built as this. Have bought three other products from this manufacturer because of quality. 306628



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after looking at different hitch set ups the wife and I decided to go with the curt Q24 to up grade our old hitch ordered from etrailer which was super easy received the hitch on time follow up service is excellent thank you etrailer looking forward to doing more business with you 304803



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Excellent, made in Wisconsin, product replaces my Curt E16 hitch. Packaging was extremely well reinforced and all parts present. Already had rails installed so it was easy peasy. 297789



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Looks great, installed easy. Had a few scratches from shipping but it's a tool so it's not a big deal. Very happy. 297535



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Thank you for your expertise I'm on the way home to see if the product fits, but overall very professional thank you 295372


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  • How is Height Adjustability of Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch Achieved
  • The height adjustability of the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16245 comes from the several sets of holes that hold the legs of the hitch to the center section that holds the head. Using the different height settings allows you the height range of 13 to 17 inches.
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  • Troubleshooting Sticking Jaws on Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch C16245
  • I am sorry to hear about your problem with your Curt Q24 5th wheel hitch # C16245. With a trailer as large and heavy as a 42-foot Montana it will be critical to have the trailer and truck on level ground and in a straight line with each other for all coupling and uncoupling processes. Any tension between the king pin and the hitch's jaw will make it difficult for the jaw mechanism to open to release the king pin. The Q24 has a color indicator system that tells you the status of the...
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  • Differences Between the Curt Q24 and Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16265 is the same as the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16245 for the exception of weight capacity. All of the features and functions of both hitches will be the same but the Q25 hitch has a gross towing weight limit of 25,000 lbs and a vertical load limit of 6,250 lbs whereas the Q24 hitch has a gross towing weight limit of 24,000 lbs and a vertical load limit of 6,000 lbs. The base rail installation kit required to install either...
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  • Will Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Industry Standard Reese Above Bed Rails
  • As long as your existing Reese fifth wheel uses industry standard above bed rails, the Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16245 will work great for you. The Curt Q24 will work with industry-standard rails from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley. I have attached a diagram showing some measurements from industry standard rails for you. If you are not confident that your rails are industry standard, you can use these measurements to verify.
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  • Experiencing Chucking When Towing a Car Trailer with a 2010 GMC 3500 Diesel and Curt Q24 Hitch
  • There are a few things to look that could cause chucking when towing a fifth wheel trailer. The Curt Q24 is one of the best hitches on the market to reduce chucking when towing a fifth wheel trailer. The first thing I would check is to make sure everything in your towing set up does not exceed any capacities. The weight of your trailer does fall within the capacity of this hitch, but based on my research of your 2010 GMC 3500 Dually 6.6L turbo diesel, the weight of your trailer is close...
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  • Difference Between Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty
  • There are actually 2 possible Curt 5th wheel installation kits that will fit your 2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty. The only difference between them is the finish. The Carbide finish on the installation kit you have reference, # C16448-204, is more of a matte (not shiny) finish. The other option is the Glossy finish, # C16448-104. As the name suggests it is shiny. Both of these kits are compatible with the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16245. This hitch has the more matte finish so...
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  • Recommended Cover for a Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • For your Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16245, I recommend using the Classic Accessories Cover for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # CA80116. We have not specially test fit this cover on the Q24 but we have tested it on several other Curt 5th wheel hitches like the Curt Q25 so it should work well for you.
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  • Recommended Under Bed Rails and Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • While there are fifth wheel hitches that will work with underbed rails on your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD, the Curt Q24 # C16245 hitch you referenced only fits above-bed rails. For a fifth wheel hitch I recommend checking out the Demco Hijacker UMS Double Pivot 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # DM8550032 because of its highly secure jaw system and cushioned dampeners which are going to make your ride much more pleasant than driving with a hitch that does not have cushioning. The Hijacker uses...
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  • How to Install Curt Q24 Hitch in a 2006 Ford F-350 Using an Underbed Rail Kit
  • To install the Curt Hitch part # C16245 in the bed of your 2006 Ford F-350 long bed using an underbed setup will require you to use the Reese Elite Rail Kit part # RP30073 and then use the adapter part # RP30156 to convert this kit to a rail kit the Curt hitch is compatible with. When not using the fifth wheel hitch you would be able to remove the hitch and adapter to have a totally empty truck bed.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Long Bed
  • I will be happy to make a 5th wheel hitch recommendation for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD long bed. First you will need an installation kit. You can use Curt installation kit # C16411-204. This is a custom installation kit so there is minimal drilling required for installation. For a 5th wheel hitch I recommend the Curt Q24, # C16245. This hitch is rated for 24,000 pounds, has a secure double-jaw designed, and the head is cushioned for a smoother ride. To add an in-bed 7-Way trailer...
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  • Choosing 5th Wheel Install Kit and Air Bag Kit for 2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Long Bed
  • The difference between a universal-fit 5th wheel install kit and a custom-fit kit is that the custom kit will reduce your overall installation time and the amount of drilling required. They eliminate altogether the need for frame drilling and they naturally cost more for this reason. Neither offers an absolute advantage in terms of strength but with custom kits the larger brackets tend to mean more metal-to-metal contact with the truck's frame. If you take a look at universal install...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation to Install Curt Q24 Hitch in 2014 Ford F-450
  • Your Curt Q24 fifth wheel hitch part # C16245 has to install in fifth wheel rails and can't attach directly to a vehicle. For a Curt rail kit confirmed to fit your 2014 Ford F-450 you'd want the custom install kit part # C16424-204 which is a confirmed custom fit and would work well.
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  • Compatibility of Demco Recon Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with Revolution or Sidewinder Pin Box
  • You are correct that the Curt Q Series fifth wheel hitches, like # C16245, are not compatible with a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box because the spherical axial bearing that allows the pivoting of the hitch head. The Demco Recon # DM8550043 that you purchased does not have this issue and will work great with a Sidewinder or Revolution. For the install kit into your 2012 GMC Sierra you'll want # DM8552011-71.
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