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

Item # C16245

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curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree q24 5th trailer hitch - dual jaw 24 000 lbs
curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree c16245
curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree q24 5th trailer hitch - dual jaw 24 000 lbs
curt fifth wheel hitch only cushioned 360-degree c16245
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curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree c16245
curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree q24 5th trailer hitch - dual jaw 24 000 lbs
curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree q24 5th trailer hitch - dual jaw 24 000 lbs
curt fifth wheel hitch only cushioned 360-degree c16245
curt fifth wheel hitch only cushioned 360-degree in use
curt fifth wheel fixed 13 - 17 inch tall in use
curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree c16245
curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree c16245
curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree q24 5th trailer hitch - dual jaw 24 000 lbs
curt fifth wheel fixed cushioned 360-degree c16245

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

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


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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (201 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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2005 Dodge Quad Cab Dully , Cedar Creek 36 ckts 16k very nice hitch , shipped relay fast 3 days to east coast, easy to install : had rails from old hitch, it did come a LITTLE scratched up from shipping . one thing i wish it had more height / it does sit lower than old hitch buy 1 inch. haven't tried pulling yet / will up date latter . hope it pulls as good as it looks. now no problem for bigger trailer, i hope! maybe a toy hauler? 282798


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so far the hitch has performed wonderfully . used it to make a trip down to Florida last fall from Va. to pick up a new landmark, witch had a heaver hitch wt. the new hitch seem to make the trip worry free

winston c - 08/11/2017

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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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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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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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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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Very strong hitch. I like that it easily can be taken apart, makes it not so heavy to install. Glad it has grease fittings, should last longer. Positive indication of locking to kingpin. Came within 2 days of placing the order. Dual jaws give a sense of security. 125521


Comments

Works well, good workmanship, good materials, good value. I hope to use it for years to come.

Ron - 04/17/2015

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Haven't towed with it yet,but looks like it will be more user friendly than my previous hitch.I had to adjust my rails a little to get it to fit.Shipping speed was excellent. While etrailer wrapped and stapled over the manufacturer box the contents when opened had several places where the paint was missing due to parts rubbing together during shipment. 259845



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Product was everything I was looking for. In great shape and delivered fast. Thanks 221439


Comments

Cant be any better. Use it quite often and it works great.

Wally - 08/23/2016

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i would like to thank etrailer for there prompt service & quick shipping. very impressed with the shipping packaging, everything arrived in perfect condition. I installed the Curt Q24 5th wheel & Curt Custom C16418-204 on my 2003 GMC 3500 4x4. I had read some of the troublesome reviews & was a little worried. However after watching the install video on line the insulation took some hard work & about 5hrs because my frame only had the back two holes had to drill the other 3. Found no reason to have to drop the fuel tank there was plenty of room to get to the front nut & bolt on that side. Thanks again etailer 255438



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I got the hitch delivered the other day by UPS. Shipping box was in bad shape but the hitch looks good. All the hardware appears to be there and I tested the workings of it, did great. Will fully assemble in the next couple days and install in my Dodge. The instructions for installation are crystal clear and have pictures to help the process. The customer service dept contacted me to make sure I got the hitch and all was ok. That's BIG cudos in my book and will gladly recommend and do business again with etrailer in the future. Great Job people at etrailer, very good job. 261604



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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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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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We took it to a shop to have it installed. It looks great, and the features to make sure our 5th wheel is securely locked in place give us peace of mind. And it's nice that the rails are made just for our 2016 Ram 3500 long bed. It really is well made and is a brute. Can't wait to get out on the road. 269543



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Wow! Upgraded from a 16k fifth wheel hitch to this 24k "Q" series and what a much better tow! Smoother, quieter and seems to handle better as well. I think the rubber bushings makes all the difference! I wish I bought this hitch first instead of trying to save a few bucks by buying the minimum hitch for my needs. The old saying "you get what you pay for" definitely pertains here.....great price and quality product. And thanks to Vince and Mike at ETrailer for all their help! Good job! 199203



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We had a short bed Ram 2500 and upgraded to a Ram 3500 Dually. We had a Demco Auto slide hitch in the old truck that worked well but I wanted to get back to basics without all the moving parts and noise. This hitch performed beyond my expectations. I couldn't be more happy! And as usual the Etrailer experiance was exceptional! 3 day delivery right to the place I was having it installed and in excellent condition. If only the rest of my life could move so smoothly!!!!! 291631


Comments

Well they were awesome but we are done with the toy hauler already!

Jon L - 10/27/2017

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Arrived timely in a very well protected carton. Handled shipping better than any other 150 lb item I received in a cardboard box. There are a few small scratches but nothing that some minor touch-up (semi-gloss?) won't take care of. Was able to put it together alone and install in the mounting rails in about 30 minutes. Heavier than my old 15k hitch but not so heavy I can't position it alone. May enlist help when it's time to put it away in the fall. 243294


Comments

A full season of use and couldnt be happier. This hitch absorbs most highway chuck and is surprisingly quiet.

hotrod38 - 04/07/2017

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The hitch came in real good shape and on time,All parts were there,the fish wire could of been about 6 in. longer but was a good tool,I installed it in an evening on a gravel driveway maybe two hours or more,no problems I installed it in a 2012 Dodge Dully 8ft. bed.Your videos helped well. Thank You George.I did get a pretty good work out by myself but good product I recommend having good tools is a plus. PS Thank you George.Picks coming soon. 219124



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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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I received the Curt 24Q, 3 days after placing my order, of which 2 days were Saturday and Sunday. etrailer people did an excellent job of getting the hitch sent out extremelyexedient, thank you. The customer service lady I ordered from was very courteous and knowledgeable, as she could answer every question and concern I had. I believe etrailer has the best representatives and the quickest shipping of any business I have purchased thru. 226828



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Great product, with great customer service. I called in my order, and was very happy with the representative; knowledgeable, nice, helpful. On top of that, I had my hitch and rails at my door inside of 2 days! The install video was spot on, though it did take me a little longer than 90 minutes to get done... But the bottom line is that I would absolutely use etrailer for any future needs and definitely recommend them to others. 228048



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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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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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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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I received this box four days later than the hitch mount box, but that was due to the shipping company, not E-trailer! I assembled and installed the hitch, yet removed in preparation for the spray-in bed liner. It's easy to assemble and seperate into two more manageable pieces. Can't wait to start hauling the RV! 286126


Comments

Still using and I really like the hitch and other items I purchased a year ago. After installing the Curt fifthwheel hitch, Ive used it several times and I will be using it a bunch over rbe next several weeks. Easy to maintain and use.

Les - 11/01/2017

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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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Always quick shipping and great prices !! Thanks Again 251399


Comments

Hitch works amazing ! I have owned about a dozen different 5th wheel hitches and this one is the easiest to use and tell it 100 locked on the trailer

Chris - 05/24/2017

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As always, my items arrived very fast and exactly as described. Your company is truly exceptional in every way and is always a pleasure buying from you. Thank you for the continued great service, please dont change a thing. Regards Mike in Vegas 269621



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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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I just put the Q24 in today it is a very quality hitch. everything went very smooth, It replaced a slide bar hitch that came out of the top of the hitch. I can see that this Q24 will not do that. Very well made and made in the USA, i like that. 217206



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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


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

Mike - 11/02/2017

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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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Excellent hitch. Easy to use, easy to remove from the bed if I need the space. Very heavy duty. I use it on me RV camper and commercially to haul a 3 car wedge trailer on a weekly basis. It can withstand a very harsh beating. 269764



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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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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


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the Curt Q20 Hitch is working flawlessly

Tim S - 02/21/2018

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It's a great deal for the price well built it was shipped out fast and got to me in just a few days time. It was the second time I bought from etrailier and would recommend buying from them. 261422



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Haven't used it yet but looks well built. It was easy to install, make sure you read all the instructions first as on the last page is the recommended removal and re-install procedures. 261045



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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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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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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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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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Haven't used the hitch yet ,but it arrived in perfect condition .very fast shipping ,ordered on monday nite and received it in two days .great company to do business with . 264265



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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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All arrived in great shape, after looking over the product it is very heavy duty. The build is of high quality and looks the give many years of service. 292414


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The hitch has preformed flawless no complaints at all

Tim A - 09/08/2017

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The 5th wheel hitch fit the truck like a glove. The package arrived in perfect shape. Installed it in 2 hours. Great job in making a good product. 292036



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



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


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  • The first thing to consider is whether or not an aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch is compatible with the OEM underbed 5th wheel package on your 2013 Ram 3500. I know that there are currently no 5th wheel hitches that fit directly into the Dodge OEM prep package and to install an aftermarket gooseneck you will most likely have to remove the underbed brackets for the 5th wheel prep package so they will not interfere with the gooseneck brackets. There is more than one B and W companion...
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  • What Mounting Slot Spacing on 5th Wheel Rails Fit the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Curt Q24 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16245 fits in industry standard above the bed rails. Industry standard rails have mounting slots that measure 22 inches on center front to back (it is actually closer to 21-13/16 inches). Side to side there are 3 sets of mounting slots per rail. The outside set is spaced 29 inches apart on center, the middle set, which is where the hitch will mount, is spaced 20-1/2 inches apart on center. And the inner set is spaced 10 inches apart on center....
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  • Is a Single Rear-Wheel or Dually Rear-Wheel Truck Better for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • If you have the option I would definitely go with a dually. Higher capacity, less stress on the vehicle; the only down side is it is a larger truck. But provided that the truck you choose has the capacity for the trailer then single rear or dually rear would be fine. I definitely recommend a long bed because short bed trucks will require additional equipment to be able to make tight turns. Otherwise you are right on the money looking at 1-ton diesels. When people ask I will always...
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  • Will Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP56001-53 Work with Curt Q24 Hitch # C16245
  • The Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # RP56001-53 is a custom-fit kit for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 that requires no drilling into the truck's frame (only the truck bed) since it uses existing holes for its outboard brackets. Outboard brackets make installation easier by giving you better access for your tools; the brackets themselves and the frame mounting points are essentially the same either way so there is no loss of strength. These industry-standard rails are fully compatible...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch for Un-Level Terrain
  • For hitching and unhitching on uneven terrain, the Curt Q24 you mentioned, part # C16245 would be ideal for you. The hitch features a spherical axial bearing that allows the hitch a full 360 degree tilt, not just side-to-side and front-to-back. This will lessen the chance of the hitch binding on the king pin. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Bracket Kit you mentioned, part # C16411-204 would be the correct install kit for your truck. In order to install the fifth wheel hitch,...
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  • Can I Unhook a 5th Wheel Trailer with Sidewinder at a 45 Degree Angle
  • You can pull your truck away from your trailer at a 45 degree angle with a Sidewinder, but you will want to be very cautious because there are a few things that can go wrong. First, you want to make sure the jaws are completely open and that the landing gear is raised high enough to allow the truck to pull out smoothly. If the king pin grabs on the fifth wheel hitch jaws or there is too much weight on the hitch, the trailer will be pulled to that side. Next, when pulling away from...
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  • Where are the Grease Fittings for the Curt Q24 Hitch
  • Curt recommends for the Q24 that you lubricate before each individual use and every 1,000 miles thereafter. Black graphite grease is recommended for the jaw. For a grease gun the part # L30416 would work great since it has a flexible line.
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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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  • CURT 5th Wheel Rail Installation Kit for a 2011 Chevy Silverado Dually Long Bed with Duramax Diesel
  • You have two options for installation of a CURT fifth-wheel rail kit on your 2011 Chevy Silverado Dually Long Bed with Duramax Diesel. First, you could use the CURT Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit, # C16200, which includes the in bed rails that you selected, # C16204. This kit includes all of the necessary hardware for installation of the fifth-wheel rails in the bed of your pickup. The Universal kit will require quite a bit more drilling that a custom installation...
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  • Do the Curt Q20 and Q24 5th Wheel Hitches Install the Same Way on a 2008 GMC Sierra
  • The Curt Q20 # C16130 and Q24 # C16245 5th wheel trailer hitches both mount to the same above the bed industry standard rails. If your 2008 GMC Sierra is a 1500 or a 2500 Light Duty then you can use Curt installation kit # C16400-204. If it is a 2500HD or a 3500 then use # C16418-204. Custom installation kits are preferred because you won't have to drill into the truck frame for installation. They also take less time to install. I have linked the instructions for these kits for you.
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