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Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - 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 included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16266 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 w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16266

  • Curt
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch and Install Rails
  • 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 included.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 2-Jaw locking system provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar models
  • 3-Point indicator system - color coding tells you if hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow
    • Lock indicators visible from cab
  • Unique spherical axial bearing allows easy pivoting of hitch head
    • Smooth, 360-degree movement - not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting
    • Built-in cushioning absorbs road shock
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Short-throw, single-handle operation
  • Self-aligning head pivots for simple hookup
  • 3 Lube points with easy-to-access grease fittings
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for one person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Base rails and universal-fit installation kit included
    • Universal kit requires drilling
    • Semi-custom brackets or additional hardware may be required
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 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.



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

16265 Curt Q25 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs

Installation Details C16266 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions C16266 Installation instructions



Video of Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - 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 - C16266 Review

Today we're going to look at the Curt Q25 Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the rails and the universal installation kit. 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 does use the two jaw locking system here, which provides a nice 360-degree jaw to kingpin contact because that'll give you less rattle, more security than the slide-bar models. This head also uses a unique spherical axial bearing which will allow easy pivoting of the hitch head, and the nice thing is it gives you a smooth 360-degree movement, not just the front to back or side to side tilting. Also gives you built-in cushioning to help absorb any road shock. There are three lube points here with easy-to-access grease circ fittings.

The one right down here for the bearing, there's one over here for this jaw and then one right over here that you can easily access with your grease gun. Also, this does feature a four-inch hitch height adjustment. Now, hitch height is critical because when you go to tow your trailer, you want it to be as level as possible with the tow vehicle so when you bolt this cross-member with the head in it to your legs, they give you three rows of holes. By choosing that, it'll give you a four-inch range. Anywhere from 13 inches to 17 inches and that's measured from the truck bed up to the top of the hitch head right here. The other main feature on this is the three-point indicator system.

It's color coded and it tells you if the hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow. Basically right here on the handle, there's a hole opening that'll show a color in it depending on what position your jaws are in. Right now it's showing green, and that means the jaws are locked closed, it's safe to tow. If you go to open it, let me just pop open the pinning clip here and then if we pull this handle, when you do that, now if you look back here . what's nice about this is this color indicator is visible from the cab, so if you turn around you'll be able to see what color is showing. It's showing yellow now.

What that means is these jaws are ready to couple, you can see they're open, it's safe to back in the truck to couple up. Now, if it does show red in there, that just means the jaws are locked open, it's safe to pull your truck away but you do not want to couple when it's showing red. The handle itself is a nice lockable handle. It's a very sharp-throw single handle operation. This handle will self-reset to the ready to couple position after uncoupling. The other feature on this which is nice is the head itself.

There's two pins and two clips here. You pull the clips out and then slide the pins out, it allows one person to take the head out of the cross-member and then you take it apart in pieces so it makes it easy for one person to remove it from your truck bed. This does come with this included plastic lube plate. This will go onto your kingpin, helps it glide smoothly inch to the hitch during hookup and it'll also protect the hitch head from any damage. Now it also comes with the base rail mounting pins and clips, these four right here. That's what will go through here to attach the legs to the base rails. Now, the base rails that I'm showing you and the universal fit installation kit is shown here is all included. The universal kit does require some drilling. Now, semi-custom brackets or additional hardware may be required. This is all a sturdy steel construction with a nice, durable carbide powder coat finish. The gross towing weight capacity on this is 25,000 pounds. The vertical load limit is 6,250 pounds and, as we mentioned, the hitch height is anywhere from 13 inches to 17 inches. Last thing I want to show you is how the hitch head works. Here's an example of a kingpin, what it would be like on your fifth wheel. If you remember, we pulled the handle and it's showing yellow so that means you can see the dual jaws are open. When you go to hookup, your kingpin will just slide in and you can see once it slides in far enough, jaws completely lock around it, you notice the handle popped over. If you look at the color now, it's showing green which means you're locked closed, ready to go. You can just take your pin and clip, run it through there, and that'll lock the handle into place so it doesn't get removed. That should do it for the review on the Curt Q25 Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the rails and the universal installation kit with a 25,000-pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Rails and Universal Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 25,000 lbs - C16266

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 included.

- 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


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


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


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



- 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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- 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


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



- C16039
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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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- C16039
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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



- C16069
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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



- C16069
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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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- C16039
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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



- C16566
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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
$11.21
. 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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- C16069
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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



- C16265
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


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



- 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



- C16039
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


So far I like this hitch. It is easy to use and you probably don't have to read the instructions to use it. That is it is intuitive. I was able to install the unit by myself even though the complete unit is heavy. I moved the parts into the truck bed in pieces and assembled it there. I found the plate assembly had to be removed in order to torque the bolts to the side brackets. My only concern is the ease for anyone to remove and take the clips and pins. Hopefully not. The other issue is the hitches box was pretty much destroyed when I received it and the legs, packaged separately, were not packed securely. Even though, the only damage was some paint scraping. 398866



- C16069
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


It took me about an hour to install the hitch by myself. The hitch is just what I expected, it assembled well and was designed for my GMC just as expected. 505794



- C16069
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


I am totally satisfied with my new hitch. Although once assembled it was heavy. Good thing my son was here to handle this one for me. I like the spread/footprint of the hitch and the mounting mechanism. Much better than the Ford and the Reece configuration. I can say that as I traded my F350 for Sierra 3500 Denali. Hooking my 5th wheel up and unhooking it is much easier than the Reese hitch. The time to receive my hitch was quick also. Thanks for a great product and your assistance. 355052



- C16039
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Great price on this hitch. Quick shipment as well! Curt hitch was easy to assemble and install. Great company to do business with. Carlos 728271



- C16265
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


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



- C16265
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Review from a similar Curt Q25 in Fifth Wheel


Arrived in perfect condition, and on ti me. 716207


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