Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Legs mount to Ford OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16515-16017 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16515-16017

  • Curt
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Economy - Slide-Bar Jaw
  • 11-1/2 - 13-1/2 Inch Tall
  • Double Pivot
  • 4000 lbs TW

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Legs mount to Ford OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Auto-locking, slide-bar jaw mechanism provides superior security
    • Rear tension bar works with slide bar to clamp around king pin, minimizing rattle and movement
  • 4-Position height adjustment for multiple towing applications
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for 1 person to remove hitch
  • Dual-pivoting head with 10-degree lateral movement for simple hookup
    • Permalube pivot bushings increase hitch life and reduce maintenance
  • Anti-rattle skid plate provides smooth, quiet ride
    • Nylon lube plate (sold separately) will help to prevent scratches on skid plate and to let king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy, steel construction with carbide black finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 11-1/2" - 13-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • 5-Year limited for hitch
    • Limited lifetime for legs


Note: This fifth-wheel hitch is compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder, only when used with a wedge (sold separately).


Simple, Secure Hookup

E16 5th Wheel Jaw

With a dual-pivoting head that offers 10 degrees of lateral movement, the E16 fifth-wheel hitch makes hookup a snap, even on unlevel ground. Once the king pin slides into the hitch, the auto-locking, slide-bar jaw secures it in place. A unique feature of the E16 is the rear steel tension bar within the jaw that activates upon hookup to clamp down on the king pin, providing a tighter grip that maximizes security and minimizes rattle.



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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2011 - 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg




Video of Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 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 - C16515-16017 Review

Today we're going to review part number C16515-16017. This is the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for the Ford Towing Prep Package. It is a slide bar jaw design; has a 16,000-lb weight capacity. This is a custom fit part number. This is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Ford super duty trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. This hitch is an auto-locking, slide-bar jaw mechanism, helps provide superior security. Right back here you'll see the spring loaded; it's a rear steel tension bar.

This will work the slide bar; clamps around the king pin when it's installed to help minimize rattle and movement. Once the king pin is installed, if you like for additional security, you could put a padlock right here. There's tabs on the handle right here that you can run a padlock through. Now the padlocks are not included but we do sell those separately if you like. Now this hitch head when it drops in this cross member has about 5 rows of holes, so when it attaches to these legs you can put it at about 4 positions and a height adjustment for multiple towing applications. Basically, what you want to do is you want to get for your specific application, your hitch head adjustment is critical for clearance; that's from the truck bed to the top of the hitch plate here.

It gives you about 4 positions you can put it in. Roughly, it adjusts from about 13" to 17". This head goes front to back. It's dual-pivoting head; has a 10-degree lateral movement. The skid plate would move for some nice simple hookup. It does use Permalube pivot bushings to increase the hitch life and reduce the maintenance.

The skid plate right here is an anti-rattle skid plate; helps provide smooth, quiet ride. Now we also like to recommend the nylon lube plate to put on your king pin on your 5th wheel and that would be a part number 16721. I just happen to have 1 here to show you what it looks like. We do sell this separately and it is listed on this product page as a related product. Basically, this hole right here would pop this on to the king pin on your 5th wheel trailer, so when it slides in here it'll help prevent scratches on the skid plate and it lets the king pin glide smoothly into the hitch during hookup. We do highly recommend this. will help to prevent scratches on skid plate and to let king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup. Also a nice thing is this they make it a very easy removal of this hitch head by removing just these 2 pins and clips.

Basically, if you want to remove this out of your truck bed and you're the only one around, you dont have any help, makes it easier instead of trying to take the whole thing out at once. What you can do, just pop these clips on each side, pull the pin out, you'll be able to just pick up the head out of there and all you have is the cross member and the legs, which you could pick up also; makes it very easy to remove the hitch head from the truck bed. It's made of a sturdy, steel construction; has a carbide black finish. These legs will give you a 5th wheel base, which is specifically designed to attach to the receivers in your Ford factory 5th wheel towing prep package. These legs on this part number is actually connected to a Curt E16 hitch head. These legs will also bolt to the Q16, the Q20 and the Q24 hitch heads, which we do sell separately. It uses the quarter turn anchoring system for quick installation and removal. I'm going to rotate this so you can see the actual how you would install these. You'll see on the side here there's these handles with this pin and clip through it. Just pop off the pin and clip right here, swing open these handles about 90 degrees, both of them. Do the same on the other side. What that does is these tabs that drop in to the pucks in your truck bed, it'll just rotate them 90 degrees and allows you to actually just lift that out of the truck bed when you don't need it anymore, give you full truck bed access. Then when you go to use it you just drop this, open it up, leave this open on both sides, drop it in, turn these handles in, 90 degrees and that'll lock these tabs into pucks on your truck bed. For security, run this pin and clip through there and that'll keep those handles in place. You do the same thing over here on this side. The anchors also can be adjusted to help eliminate any chucking between the legs and the rails that they go onto. These legs also are durable carbide powder coat finish. Again, the application on this is the 2011 and newer Ford super duty trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Has a gross towing weight capacity of 16,000 lbs. Vertical load weight or pin weight capacity of 4,000 lbs. I had mentioned this height can be adjusted from 13" to 17". I just want to show you here real quick how the hitch head works. I have an example, this is what a king pin would look like on your 5th wheel. First thing you want to do, the slide bar is closed so what you want to do is pull this handle up, pull it out; when you pull it out far enough, there's a little notch there that'll hold it open. You can see that jaws held open by this tension bar right here. What happens is as this king pin that would be on your 5th wheel, slides into the head here; itll push that tension bar back and when it does that that slide bar will go across and it keeps the tension bar with spring loaded pushed on there. It gives a nice, secure king pin in that hitch head. Then what you'll do is the handle will rotate down that way it won't pull out. If you want to lock it you can put a lock in there and just like that. Now to get it out, all you have to do the same way is just rotate your handle up and as you pull this out it will actually push that king pin out. Just like that its open and ready to be coupled again. That should do it for the review on part number C16515-16017, the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for the Ford Towing Prep Package with a 16,000-lb weight capacity. .


Customer Reviews

Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16515-16017

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Legs mount to Ford OEM underbed platform.

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2015 Ford F-250

We just recently took our first trip with our new Ford 250 and the Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch and had a wonderful time. It hooks up easy and was easy to install in the factory installed 5th wheel hookup in the bed of the pickup. I am including a few pictures of the hitch and hookup. 194893



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Still works great a year later no probl ems! 566573



- C16515-16017
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2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty

It's a decent hitch but the height adjustment is not good on a F-350,also it has a lot of play when stopping and starting 266056



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


great hitch, put this on my truck in a half hour. ordered this product on wed. afternoon and had it on fri. GREAT COMPANY! 519964



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Hitch set up and instructions easy to follow if you're even a little mechanically inclined. Only major tool needed is a torque wrench to secure bolts. Fit was good, minor adjustment needed after assembly but otherwise a good looking product at a good price with a prompt delivery. 192928



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


I received my hitch in the 3 days promised, myself and my wife put it together in about an hour. It went in our ram with no adjustments needed. We picked up our new 5th the same day we put the new hitch in our truck, works great and was easy to install, a little heavy but putting it in legs 1st then the hitch head was the way to go as instructed. 470918



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


First of all, etrailer was awesome to work with while I tried to determine what hitch I wanted, they get 5 starts. As for the hitch, installation was easy and while I feel the hitch works just fine, I would prefer one with "jaws" that lock. I would feel better if it did. That being said, I ordered this hitch simply because it was the lowest one I could find and after using it on several trip, it gets the job done. It can be locked and it easily opens and closes. 551286


Comments

Update, I still wish this hitch locked. It seems to have some slap in it. It doesnt really hurt anything, however its very noticeable when backing the trailer up. The hitch pin feels like it kind of bounces for lack of a better word against the hitch itself because of how the retaining mechanism is designed. We camp in the summer and are not full time RVers. I would not recommend this if I was a full time RVer.

Z M - 08/08/2019

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- C16667
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Arrived in three boxes. The largest looked as though Ace Ventura was the delivery man. However all the parts were inside. Took me two full hours to assemble, install, inspect and adjust. Clearly a formidable hitch for my '19 Silverado HD with PUCK system. Thankfully I have a pulley system in the garage to install/remove the entire hitch in one piece. The weight on this hitch is no joke. If you take the hitch out during non-use a pulley or hoist of some sort is a must. This is replacing a Husky which had a slightly different locking system but the Curt is rock solid and will be a great hitch for years to come. Excellent price, assembly was a challenge but the instructions were very good. One problem: the included (4) rubber shims were too thick preventing me from inserting any of the rail pins between the rail and PUCK adapter. So I didn't use them. 605695



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Lightning fast delivery from etrailer.com! The hitch was very easy to install, works perfectly with my Ram factory tow prep package. Thanks etrailer! 490816



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Great customer service I ordered online on Sunday night and hitch was delivered on time Friday afternoon. It took me 30 min to assemble. No adjustment needed Only problem was the handle did not slip on. It looks like a large burr was left inside the handle preventing it from sliding all the way on. Extremely frustrating. After drilling and filing on the burr, I gave up and drilled a new hole in the handle so I could put the bolt threw... after etrailer sends me a new handle I’ll change my rating to 5stars 490977



- C16515-16020
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Doesn't operate as easily as I hoped. Sticks when trying to slide which means jumping in and out of cab many times. Also its heavy as it should be,but it doesn't come apart easily for removal in two pieces that can be lifted separately. You need a winch to remove it safely. Its a pain in the you know what. I like my old two piece hitch better. I could take it in and out in a few minutes, but it won't work in my new f350. 468569



- C16515-16026
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Product arrived as promised. The Curt C16515 was an easy assembly and easier install. I had to remove some bed liner to allow the base plate to allow the base plate to fully engage the OEM gooseneck fittings. I think this is a great product and will fit my needs to haul my 5th wheel. 729508



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


etrailer.com is great to deal with fast service,received a day earlier than was supposed to. 700177



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Super easy to install in our new truck. We used the same hitch in our old truck and pulls our 38' 5th wheel with ease 666708



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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


very happy with the hitch. tried it out on a trip to central Florida and all was good. 664612



- C16667
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


This is a great set up and it was delivered on time etrailor was excellent love my fifth wheel 664410



- C16667
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Very good information regarding install. Done in 1 hour. 639413



- C16667
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


We have not used our hitch yet, but it wasn't to hard to put together. It is heavy, but I guess you should expect that. Fits prefect in mt truck. 628433



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


great hitch. fast shipping. 574734



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Easy install, good directions. Works good. Does not move side to side like I was hoping. No anti theft product for it. 405653



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


Pulled the 5th with no issues. 359433



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


great website to navigate, super quick shipping, hitch looks awesome. thanks 282582



- C16515-16021
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Review from a similar Curt E16 in Fifth Wheel


The fifth wheel hitch worked great. We up graded to the Curt 24 due to getting a bigger 5th whell 248574


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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch That Fits in Pucks of 2017 Ford F-350 With 8-Foot Bed
  • There are a number of high-quality fifth-wheel hitches that will fit into the puck system of your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty. Reese makes two of those, called the Elite Series, which is available in towing capacities of 18,000 lbs # RP30142 and 26,500 lbs # RP30871. In between those weight ranges is the Demco Hijacker # DM8550033, which has a 21,000 lb capacity. Finally there is Curt, which has six different fifth-wheel hitches that will fit in the pucks of your F-350's bed. The A16...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Cover for a Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Part # C16515-16017
  • They do not make a cover specifically for the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16515-16017 but we do still have options for you. These options include the Classic Accessories Cover part # CA80116 and the Reese Cover part # RP30055. They will both cover the head of your 5th wheel hitch and keep grease in but not the entire hitch. I recommend the Classic Accessories Cover because it will cover more of the hitch and it has hooks which are easier to use as opposed to straps. I have...
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  • How to Convert Curt E16 Fifth Wheel to Fit Factory Fifth Wheel Rail Kit of 2019 Ford F-350
  • We do have a leg kit that will allow you to install your E16 Curt hitch # C16115 into the factory fifth wheel rail kit of your 2019 Ford F-350. The part number you need is the # C16017 and you'd be set. You'll attach the head of your E16 to this leg kit and you'll basically have the # C16515-16017 which is the E16 designed for the factory Ford fifth wheel rail kit.
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  • Clearance Concerns For Fifth Wheel Trailer With 2015 Ford F-350 With Tow Package
  • The height of the sides of the bed on your 2015 Ford F-350 is a critical measurement you will want to know. since you said the height of the bed when the tail gate is down is 41.5 inches, and the height of your fifth wheel trailer king pin is 54.5 inches, that will only give you 13 inches from the bed to the king pin. The weight of the fifth wheel trailer when it is hooked up will cause the back of the truck to drop a bit and the amount will depend on the weight. I spoke with my...
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  • Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Fit the Reese Underbed Elite System Besides Elite Hitches
  • For the Reese Elite Series underbed installation kit # RP30126 you can use the following hitches: Curt 16K hitch # C16515-16017 (slide bar jaw) Curt 16K hitch # C16520-16017 (double jaw) Curt 20K hitch # C16530-16017 Curt 24K hitch # C16545-16017 None of these hitches are sliders. If you have a short bed truck the best option is still the Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30144.
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  • Fitment of Curt E16 Series Head on a Ford Prep System
  • Good news! I can help you figure out whether or not you will need the Curt Roller Adapter # C16505 to complete your conversion for the Ford Prep Package. If you purchased the E16 Head # C16515, the unit will already come with the bracket # C16505. If your E16 head is from an old 5th wheel kit and you do not have this bracket then yes, will need it to get the head to mount properly to the legs for the Ford Prep Package. I have linked an image of this adapter bracket on the complete...
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  • Is Reese Underbed Rail Adapter RP30156 Compatible with Reese 30032 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Yes, you can use the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 to adapt your Ford Super Duty OEM prep package and allow it to accept your 15K Reese 30032 (discontinued) 5th wheel hitch, since it mounts to standard, above-bed base rails. For a hitch that drops directly into the factory pucks on your 2014 Ford instead, take a look at the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16515-16017. The Reese 30032 has been discontinued...
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  • How To Use the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Part # C16115 with Ford Factory Pucks
  • I do have an option for you but the Husky Ford OEM 5th Wheel Adapter 33006 will not work with the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16115 according to Husky. If you already have the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch then you can swap out the base for the Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Legs for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package part # C16017 but otherwise you would just need to use the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ford Towing Prep Package part # C16515-16017. If you want to...
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  • Can the PullRite Super 20K 5th Wheel Hitch (Model 0800) Be Used with the Ford Factory Pucks
  • I do have an option for you but the PullRite Super 20K 5th Wheel Hitch (Model 0800) used a unique mounting rail system and I am not aware of an adapter that will allow you to use this with the Ford Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package. Therefore, your only option is to obtain a new 5th wheel hitch and for this I have a few choices for you. The first is the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16515-16017 which fits directly into the pucks so no adapter is needed. The other is the Pro Series...
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  • Raising Trailer to Gain Clearance for Fifth Wheel Hitch
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