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Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 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 C16265 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16265

  • Curt
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 13 - 17 Inch Tall
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 6250 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: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 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.



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Video of Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 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 - C16265 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Q25 dual jaw fifth wheel trailer hitch, has a 25,000 pound weight capacity. Now this fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed, so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. This one has a nice two jaw locking system, which provides a nice 360 degree jaw to king pin contact. Gives you less rattle, more security than the slide bar models. Also, this offers a unique spherical axial bearing, which allows easy pivoting of the hitch head. It will give you a smooth 360 degree movement, not just front to back and side to side tilting.

It does offer built cushioning to help absorb any road shock. Does have three loop points, there's one right here for the bearing. There's one over here for the jaw and then one over here for the other jaw. They're very easy to access to put your grease fit on. Now this does also offer a four inch hitch height adjustment. Now hitch height is critical because when you hook up to your trailer, you want to be able to tow as level as possible.

When you go to mount this cross member to the legs, there's three rows of holes on this cross member. That'll allow you to put it in at your hitch height you need, then there's a four inch range from 13 inches to 17 inches. That's measured, the hitch height is from the truck bed to the top of this hitch head. Now the other main feature on this, it does use a three point indicator system, which is color coded. That'll tell you if the hitch is ready to uncouple, couple, or tow.

To show you that I'm going to have to rotate this. Let me just swing this around. Now that we got it swung around, I just want to point to that's where you're going to be looking. If you notice right there in that hole, it's showing green right now. When it's showing green, that means the jaws are locked closed, it's safe to tow. If I go to open it with the handle here, when I open the jaw, now you can look in there, and it'll show yellow.

Yellow means the jaws are ready to couple, it's safe to back your truck into trailer. Now if it does happen to show red, there is a red color. That'll mean the jaws are locked open, it's safe to pull the truck away, but you don't want to couple when it's in red. Now it does have this nice lockable handle right here, which is a short throw single handle operation. It does self reset to the ready to couple position after uncoupling. Now the other thing I wanted to show you while we got it turned around here, is these two pins and clips right here. If you pull these clips out, pull the pins out, that makes it very easy to remove the head right here. That two pin head removal is easy for one person to remove the hitch from the truck, makes it lighter by taking apart in pieces. Now I'm going to swing this back around. Now that we got it spun around. If you notice I have up front here, it does include this plastic lube plate. This'll go onto your king pin of your trailer, helps it glide smoothly into the hitch during hook up. It'll also keep your head from getting any damage to it. If you'll also notice, there's' the base rail mounting pins and clips, that will go in here to attach your legs to the rails. Now this is a simple installation. It does require base rails and an installation kit. Those are sold separately on our website. Now for this video I've just installed it on this display just to show you what it looks like when it's installed. But to install it, it does require the base rails and you can find those by going onto our website putting in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you the options for your application. This hitch is compatible and it will work with BMW, Curt, DEMCO, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above bed base rails. This is a nice sturdy steel construction, has a nice durable carbate powder coat finish to it. the specs on this, the gross towing weight capacity again that's 25,000 pounds. The vertical load limit is 6,250 pounds and I'd mention the hitch height you can adjust is from 13 inches to 17 inches. Now what I am going to demonstrate is how this hitch head will work. I'm just going to grab here, this is a replica of what a king pin would look like on your trailer. Basically, if you remember we open these up, it's showing yellow here. Yellow means the jaws are ready to couple. You can see dual jaws are open. When you back up to the trailer, let me show you first what you want to do, is take your lube plate I had mentioned and just put that onto your king pin. Just a very tight fit here. There we go and make sure it's pushed down all the way on your king pin. Once that's installed, then you'll go to hook up and you'll notice as it slides back into the dual jaws. You'll see it once it gets all the way back, you'll notice you'll hear the click. The jaws completely go around. The handle slides over, if you look. What's nice about this color indicator, you can see this from the cab. These are visible from the cab. If you turn around, see it green that means the jaws are locked around the king pin and your safe to tow. All you do is flip that up, put the pin and clip in there and that locks the handle from keeping it to open. But that should do it for the review on the Curt Q25 dual jaw fifth wheel trailer hitch, with the 25,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs - C16265

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (130 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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It is always great to have a store where you know you are getting the best price & highest quality products. Our Curt 25000 lb hitch showed up quickly & the instructions were easy to follow. We have been enjoying several trips without any issues with noises, binding or unexpected loose & sloppy hitch engagement. It is nice to have a strong, clean and simple hitch that provides security in towing our 45’ toyhauler. Thanks for a wonderful product & experience. 581342



- C16265
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Mounted this hitch on my flatbed 3500 Ram and the hitch works flawlessly. Pull 44' tri-axle weighing in at 23,000# with ease. Very easy to use and understand, very easy to maintain. 717806



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Arrived in perfect condition, and on ti me. 716207



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Very good highly recommend it but wish u guys offered a 30k fifth wheel set up as well but other than that it works great 673754



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Excellent products and service! 599919



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Very functional design with its color indicator for engagement status, very HEAVY duty, couldn’t be happier with this this 5th wheel hitch. Good value. 571437



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


I was amazed how fast my product arrived. Your attention to detail and execution was great. I have not yet unpacked because my new truck has not arrived. Thank you for your response. Frank Sebastia 565634



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Very happy customer here. Ordered on a Monday and my Curt Q25 hitch was received wed with expedited shipping. I received emails detailing my shipment and a follow up email once received. Email also had attachments to youtube video showing installation of hitch for my truck. Really appreciate the extra customer service and will buy from etrailer again. The curt Q25 hitch was really easy to install on my Dodge Ram with the OEM 5th wheel package. All I had to do was bolt the legs to the hitch and the brace on the legs and place the legs into the "pucks" Took less than 1 hour. Would recommend a helper as the legs are heavy and hard for 1 person to hold and bolt together. 707750



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Received the Curt Q25 fifth wheel hitch well packaged and after opening, reading instructions assembled product. It's extremely well built and completely exceeded my expectations. Looking forward to towing with this setup. 597570



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Strong, sturdy and easy to use. You can’t go wrong with this hitch! 586352



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


This thing is very heavy. I learned the hard way to turn it upsidedown and install the legs and crossbar. It fits my Dodge like a glove. 653904



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


I am giving the hitch itself and etrailer a five star rating, as both are excellent. The big issue was all of the nuts and bolts were loose in the box and not in the plastic bags. After gathering up what I could find in the box I was still missing a washer. Thinking I would have to run to the hardware store I went ahead and took apart the hitch head and there was the washer wedged in the jaw mechanism. If I wouldn't have looked closely this could have caused issues with coupling to the 5th wheel. Also, for anyone thinking of installing this alone, don't. I did and it was brutal lifting this as it was heavy and awkward. Also, when replacing the head after removing it for installation, pay close attention to the sliding spacer on the rod that sits down in the mount. If the spacer slides it will not let you place the head all the way in the mount. Took me a while to figure that one out. 668796



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Product arrived the day after I ordered it. I now have it installed but have not used it yet. I feel it is a quality piece of equipment. Pretty heavy but needs to be for the load it will carry. A winch from the ceiling may be best if you want to remove often. None issue for me as I have a tractor with pallet forks. Great product so far. 608711


Comments
You might be interested in a lifting bracket specifically designed for hoisting a fifth wheel hitch out of a truck bed, part # DM6100. You can see the part by clicking the provided link.
-- Mike L - 02/27/2019

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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


I really like the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch that I installed on my Ram 3500. Makes hooking up and disconnecting so easy. The solid latching mechanism lets me know when i am locked up or when I am unlatched. How simple can it be to look at the indicator bar and figure out what the red, yellow, or green mean to me. No complaints after a year of using and the bottom line is - Yes, I would buy it again. 617465



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Amazing product! easy installation and fast delivery 519407



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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Had recently purchased a 2017 F-350 with the factory underbed 5th wheel/gooseneck mounts. My old hitch would not work with this system. Received some advice from Troy on the available hitches and ordered the Q25. Arrived at 10am yesterday, took me about 1.5 hours to install. The instructions were very clear. I followed the instructions for measuring the height of the hitch for establishing a level ride for the trailer. The problem then was insufficient clearance for the bed rails. Had to unbolt and rebolt the hitch to the legs on the center bolt holes. The only minor complaint is access to the bolts for tightening. Especially an issue when I had to use the center holes. Connecting and disconnecting to the trailer was very easy. 4 stars only because of the bolt issue. 441164


Comments
Very easy hitch to use! Also like the ease of removing the hitch to use the full bed of the pickup. Can remove by myself but is definitely easier with two people. Great hitch!
Joel W - 10/10/2018

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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Easy to use lock lever with colour Indicator so you know its locked. Removable head so not too heavy for installing and removing from factory puck system. 555127



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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


The product is ok so far , there isn't any information on which holes equate to the 13 - 15 - 17" height setting . ALSO - the arm that activates the hook up for the jaws is very stiff and does not even come close to the ease of operation that the video shows. The shipping packages were very damaged and open at one end . The head was scarred as were the legs. The delivery person even suggested that we open the cartons to assess the damages. I figured that since everything was steel that not much could have been damaged so he left it at that. I had to use a thread chaser on one of the holes as it was cross threaded and would not accept the bolt. Besides all of this I hope the hitch is as robust as you all claim. Thank you - Mike 447661



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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


So the only problem I've seen so far was damage to the box. The box looked as if it had fell out of the truck a few times. The legs were scratched up but I'm ok with that. Instructions are easy. Install is simple. I have the factory rail and goose neck on a 2017 GMC 3500. The hitch is very heavy so I recommend putting it together in the bed unless you have help. It weighs 186lbs according UPS. Nice hitch. I have not used it yet. Comments on its performance will have to come later. 337676


Comments
Awesome hitch. I pulled a 20,000lb fifth wheel across the USA and it worked faultlessly. I have nothing but praise for this hitch. Buy it. You will not be disappointed.
Trent G - 02/02/2018

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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Use this hitch in a 2017 F350 Dually using factory puck attachment to tow a 20,000 41 Ft trailer. Very easy to hitch and unhitch trailer, and tows with little chucking and popping. The ability to remove the top portion with four pins makes it a one-person job to install and remove the hitch from the bed of the pickup. The color coded locking indicator makes hitching nearly fool proof. You can spend a lot more, but I don’t think you would actually get a better hitch. Great value for a good towing solution. 588037



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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Three concerns/issues. One, is that my truck sits so high up in the air, (Dodge Power Wagon) that when I was hauling the trailer I had so many issues with swaying. If you tow behind is not fairly level this will happen. It took a long time to figure this out. Might want to pass this along to other customers Two. Should the white disc go between the hitch and the tow behind as a protective disc? Three. on pull behinds there are chains or cables in the event that the trailer unhooks from the hitch ball. There are no safety cables or chains for a fifth wheel. How come? Just inquiring. 599459


Comments
The lube plate goes over the kingpin between the bottom of the pin box and on top of the skid plate of the 5th wheel. The lube plate is so that you dont have to grease the bottom of the pin box to avoid metal to metal contact. The lube plate you will use with Curt fifth wheel part # C16566 is lube plate part # 16721
Curt 10" Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Lube Plate
$10.88
. Consumer 5th wheel applications connect to the truck the same way that big rigs connect to trailers and this is considered a secure enough connection to not require safety chains. Items that connect to a ball do require safety chains.
-- Heather A - 01/22/2019

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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


I really appreciate everything E-Trailer did to help me with this purchase. Their customer service is top notch! The delivery was super fast! I was able to install the CURT Q25 with my son in 18 minutes flat. It was very easy. It also fits like a glove on my new 2016 American manufactured Truck! Thanks again and you'll have my buisness for a long time. 285879



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Excellent customer service from knowing the product for pos to following up from shipment to delivery!!! Excellent product and it came in perfect condition. I haven't installed the hitch yet, but there's not a scratch on the hitch so I don't expect any issues with the installation. 451977



- C16049
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased this hitch for a 2015 Ram 3500 4X4 with an 8 foot bed to pull my 2019 5th wheel trailer a Grand Design Solitude 310GK. The trailer is 35 feet long and weighs approximately 15,000 pounds when fully loaded. This is my first 5th Wheel , I have always had a motor home in the past. The Curt 5th wheel hitch has performed perfectly over the past year in all kinds of terrain. I have backed the trailer into many campsites that have a steep entry and/or required a very tight turn to get into it. Absolutely no issues with this hitch, I would highly recommend it. 738731



- C16069
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Wow Wow Wow I ordered this hitch on the 16th it shipped the same day and I received it on the 18th and installed it within 45 min by myself. The hitch is just as advertised awesome quality and was packed well and a breeze to install. 632036


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  • Installing Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch on 2019 Ford F-250 with Factory Prep Kit
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    I measured the jaws and on both the Q25 # C16265 and the Q20 # C16130 the thickness of both is 1/2 inch. The differences are most obvious in the vertical load limit and the gross towing weight ratings. I reached out to my contact at Curt and the jaws are identical so the differences are in other metals being a slightly thicker gauge and the leg design. My contact said they are basically the same in the hitch head except for the slightly thicker gauge metal on the Q25 head.
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  • Will Curt 25k Hitch Fit Rail Kit in 2015 Ram 3500
    If you have a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails installed in the bed of your 2015 Ram 3500 the Curt 25k Q25 part # C16265 would fit and work well. The industry standard rails are the ones that sit 22 inches apart on center. If instead you had the Ram factory rail kit you'd want the part # C16049 which is a 25k Curt hitch that fits that rail kit as well.
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    According to Curt the A25 hitch # C16180 is a rebranded Q25 with a head that is made of stronger material. The A25 is the newer version. The changes made to the head address some issues with head failure associated with the Q25. The Q25 was a beefier version of the Q24.
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    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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    There is a way for you to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch but the Curt Q25 # C16265 you referenced is not compatible with the Draw-Tite gooseneck hitch in your 2010 Ram 3500. If that hitch is the Hide-A-Goose # 9464-57 you could use the Draw-Tite Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # 9480. This hitch has a capacity of 18,000 lbs along with a 9" king pin funnel width. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Which Set of Mounting Holes on Curt Q25 Hitch Is for Each Height Setting.
    There are three sets of mounting holes on the head part # C16565 for the Q25 hitch. The hole near the top of the head of the hitch will give you the lowest setting, the middle set gives you the middle height and the lowest set gives you the tallest.
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  • Will Curt 25k Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit Same Rails as Reese 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch
    Yes, a Curt Q25 fifth wheel hitch # C16265 will fit directly into the same fifth wheel rails your Reese 16k hitch fit. Both of these hitches were designed to fit the same industry standard fifth wheel rails as what you have. You may also be interested in the Curt A25 part # C16180 instead. This is the upgraded version of the Q25 which has a nicer jaw design that provides a more solid connection to the king pin. The first picture I attached shows the A25 jaws which overlap and the second...
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  • Reese 5th Wheel Base rail Kit for 2018 Ram 3500 Dually
    Reese above-bed 5th wheel base rail kit # RP56010-53 is a confirmed fit for the 2018 Ram 3500 dually that does not have the OEM prep package. It fits both short-bed and long-bed trucks and it will accept any brand of industry-standard 5th wheel hitch like Reese # RP30081, B&W # BWRVK3200 and Curt # C16265. An install video is linked for you along with the written instructions. If you also need a 5th wheel wiring connection in the bed you can use harness kit # 50-97-410. This plugs...
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  • How To Use a Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch On a 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with Pucks
    Yes, the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch like part # C16265 will work on a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 if you obtain the Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs part # C16024. The Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs will attach to the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Hitch Head and then allow you to drop the hitch into the pucks for a direct, bolt-on fit. Please note, the Curt OEM 5th Wheel Hitch Legs will work with all Curt Q-Series and A-Series Hitch Heads.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a 25,000 Lb 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2018 Ford F-350
    I do have both gooseneck and 5th wheel hitch options for your 2018 Ford F-350 but you will need to choose between one or the other. As you mentioned, the B&W Companion part # BWRVK3500 for fixed or part # BWRVK3400 for sliding is only rated at 20,000 lbs. They do make adapters like part # 16310 but they also only have a 20,000 lb towing capacity. The correct B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for your F-350 is part # BWGNRK1116. It has a 30,000 lb towing capacity. I have...
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  • Would Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch Handle 58094 Fit Curt Q25 Hitch
    Yes, the inner diameter of the Reese handle grip part # 58094 is 3/4 inch and the handle of the Curt Q25 like the part # C16265 is also 3/4 inch so it would fit.
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  • Recommendation Between Curt A25 and Q25 for 5th Wheel Towing with a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500
    Congrats on the new vehicle purchase! The main differences between the A25 # C16180 and Q25 # C16265 are that the A25 has a fully articulating torsion head and a 2-jaw system that overlaps while the Q25 had a spherical axial bearing for 360 degree head movement and an older 2-jaw system where there is a little space between the jaws. I recommend going with the A25 as it is the upgraded Q25 and the overlapping jaws provide a much more secure connection to the king pin. Please note that...
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  • Differences Between Above and Under Bed Fifth Wheel Hitch Mounts for 2020 Ford F350
    There are two ways to install a fifth wheel hitch on a pick up truck. One would be to use standard bed-mounted rails. Brackets are mounted to the truck frame with the bed rails sitting directly above. Holes are drilled down through the truck bed to correspond with holes in the brackets bolted to the frame, allowing the bed rails to be securely bolted down. The rails have slots in them that allow the hitch to be installed and removed pretty conveniently. The problem here is that once the...
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  • Will Curt Q Series 5th Wheel Hitches Work with a MORryde Pin Box
    It looks like you're asking if the Curt Q series fifth wheel hitches are compatible with your MORryde pin box. Yes, hitches like the Curt Q25 # C16265 will work with a MORryde. This is the 25,000 pound hitch that fits into industry standard rails. If you can tell me the year, make, model, and bed length of your truck I can help you find the correct hitch and install kit that fits. Or if you have the factory prep package we may have a hitch that fits without an install kit.
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  • Can Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16265 Fit 2006 Dodge Ram 3500
    The Curt Q25 fifth wheel hitch part # C16265 that you referenced can be used easily in the bed of your 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed. What you need is a fifth wheel rail kit installed in the bed of your truck though. For that we have the part # C16420-204 which is a custom fit kit designed for your truck. A custom install rail kit like this will install in about half the time as a universal install rail kit and will minimize drilling.
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  • Does Curt Q25 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit # C16265 Universal Style Fifth Wheel Rails
    The Curt Q25 hitch part # C16265 that you referenced is designed to fit industry standard/universal fifth wheel rails like you have so this hitch will fit them and work great! The picture I attached shows the hitch installed in this style of rail as well.
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