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Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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curt fifth wheel sliding cushioned 360-degree c16521
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curt fifth wheel sliding cushioned 360-degree a16 5th trailer hitch w/ r16 slider - dual jaw 16 000 lbs

  • Curt
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16521 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16521

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Interlocking 2-jaw 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
  • Fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and a stable, quiet ride
    • Self-aligns for easy hookup
    • Suppresses road shock
    • Reduces bothersome towing noise
  • Non-binding slider provides clearance required for short-bed pickups to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
    • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
    • Designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'
      • Not recommended for use on truck beds shorter than 6'
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Single-throw operation
    • Self-resets to the ready-to-couple position after you uncouple your trailer
  • 2 Built-in zerk fittings for easy lubrication
  • Fast 1-pin head removal makes it easy for 1 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: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 17-1/2" - 21-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for hitch
    • 5-Year limited for roller


Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A16 Two-Piece Interlocking Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, interlocking, 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

A16 Color 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).


R16 Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' and 6-1/2' beds, this roller helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a roller to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


Non-Binding Design

The round-tube design of this slider allows for relatively uninhibited movement of your fifth-wheel hitch. Because your hitch can glide smoothly and easily along the rods, there is less chance of binding.


With straight, flat contact points, as found with square-tube sliders, tension can build between the slider and the hitch when your truck and trailer are somewhat out of line or are on uneven ground. As a result, it can be difficult to properly activate the slider when your truck and trailer are not in a straight line.


With a round-tube slider, there is more give between the contacting surfaces, allowing better mobility of the hitch system. Fewer corners means less tension buildup. Activating a round-tube slider is easier, and operation as a whole is smoother.


Curt rebranded this fifth-wheel trailer hitch by changing its name from Q16 to A16 in 2016. All features and specifications remained the same.



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Video of Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual 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 A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt A16 fifth wheel trailer hitch with R16 slider, part number C16521. Here's what our fifth wheel hitch looks like fully installed. It's going to mount using our base rails here. It's going to allow us to tow a fifth wheel trailer. This is a six foot bed truck and if you ever towed a fifth wheel with a short bed truck, you know that it comes in handy to have a slider like we have here whenever you're making tight turns. We come to this handle and we pull out, we can turn it and our fifth wheel is going to slide back 12 inches to give us extra clearance so we don't have to worry about our fifth wheel trailer hitting our cab. The slider is a non binding slider, so no matter what angle you're pulling your trailer at, it's going to be able to slide freely back and forth.

Whenever we're done making that tight turn and getting around the corner, we can straighten our trailer out, straighten our truck out, and our slider's going to slide right back and lock into position. The jaw here is a two piece jaw. It's going to make full 360 degree contact with the kingpin. If we come to our tethered handle over here, we're going to have a safety pin that's going to make sure that our handle is locked in the closed position or if we open it up and we remove the pin, we can slide our handle back and it'll open up our jaws. Another nice feature is right here in our jaw, we're going to have built in grease zerks so that way whenever we need to do maintenance on our fifth wheel, it's going to be that much easier just to reach them right there. The head itself does articulate backwards towards the front and left and right which is going to come in handy because it's going to make it easier to hook up to your trailer even if you're on un-level ground. Here on the side, you can see that we have multiple hole locations, as well as on the head itself.

This is going to be able to determine how high you want your fifth wheel head to sit. It's going to go all the way from 17 and a half inches all the way up to 21 and a half inches. Now a nice feature that's also a safety feature, is right here at the back of the head. If we look we're going to have a green circle right here in the middle. If we look over to the right, it's going to tell us that we're ready to tow. Depending on where the jaws, if they're locked open, if they're in the couple position, what position it's in, this dot here is going to change and it's either going to be red saying, you're uncoupled, do not tow, green, you're good to go, or yellow saying that you need to couple or it's not fully locked into place. Our slider also has a color indicator.

Here on the passenger side it's letting us know the green indicator means it's ready to tow. If you see this green piece sticking out, our slider is locked in the tow position. If we come to the driver side where the handle on our slider is, we'll see that there's a red stripe and this sign right here next to it is going to say red indicator, do not tow. That's letting us know that it's not locked into the towing position but it is able to slide into the maneuvering position. Our hitch is going to feature 16,000 pounds of gross trailer weight rating and the vertical load limit is going to come in right at 4,000 pounds. Now, I do want to mention, you always want to double check with your vehicle's owners manual to make sure your truck can handle that.

Now, our fifth wheel slider here, it is compatible with all industry above the bed rail kits. Now, the safety pin that goes into our handle here, we also have the option of putting a padlock here, that way our trailer is secured to our hitch. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how we get it installed. I already have my slider in place, now the way it's going to attach to our rails and our bed here, is we're going to have a couple pins and clips and on each corner it's going to go through. Going to take my pin, slide it through, now I can secure it with my cotter pin. Now that we have this in place, we're going to go ahead and put all of them in place. To begin the installation on our head, we're going to take the handle assembly here. We're going to slide it onto our handle, but before we slide it all the way on, we're going to take the spring that they provide in our kit and we're going to slide it into this slot, into this section right here. We're going to hold it with our finger, that way we can slide the handle over the spring and we can line up our holes here. We're going to need to get a bolt through here. The trick to get the spring to move out of the way without having to finagle a screwdriver or anything like that is if we take our handle and we push it all the way in, nice and tight, and we come back, very slowly pulling our handle back and we'll get just enough tension to grab that spring. Now we're going to take one of our supplied cap bolts here. We're going to drop it down into position and we're going to pull the handle back slightly so we can line up the other hole on the backside here and drop our bolt into place as well. We're going to take one of our M8 bolts here with a lock washer and we're going to slide it through. Now we're going to pull our handle back slightly to line up this hole in the back and we're going to do the same thing. We're going to take one of our cap bolts with a lock washer and then drop it down. Now we're going to take this block that's in the kit, it's going to have three holes. Two of them are going to have threads in them and one of them is just going to be open like this. Now, we're going to take it and line up the two threaded holes with our bolts and that large hole is going to go towards the large hole at the end of our handle here. We're just going to loosely line it up and then we're going to come back and using a five millimeter Allen, we're going to go ahead and start tightening down our bolts. We just want to get each one started hand tight where you don't have to worry about cross threading your bolts, and then we can snug everything up. With our handle in place, we can put our safety latch in, put the clip into place, that way our handle's locked and we can get ready to put our head into our truck bed. I have my fifth wheel on my slider now and we're going to have two holes on the front and the back of our slider. Now, each side is going to be mounted using two bolts and two lock nuts. In our application, we have a tonneau cover so we are going to set this at the lowest setting so we can go ahead and push our bolt through from the outside going in, making sure that it's going through our slider in our fifth wheel head, then we can thread on our lock nut. We can do the same thing on the back. Now that we have this side done, we can go ahead and repeat the same process on the other side. Now I'm going to go ahead and snug down all my hardware evenly before I torque down the final mount. I'm going to be using a 21 millimeter socket for the bolt and a 22 millimeter wrench for the nut on the inside. Now that my hardware's snug, I'm going to come back with a torque wrench and I'm going to torque all my bolts to the specified amount in the instructions. We're going to repeat that for all the remaining bolts. With everything torqued down we're ready to back up to our trailer and hit the road. That'll finish up our look at the Curt A16 fifth wheel trailer hitch with R16 slider, part number C16521.


Customer Reviews

Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16521

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (200 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.

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This is my first fifth wheel. I have a short bed so I got the package deal with the hitch and the slider. Took me about 5 hrs to install with the custom mounting brackets and rails for my 2015 chevy 2500 HD. Everything went as the instructions said without any issues. I have only pulled my RV with it one time just to try it out. Felt very smooth no rattles or pops as I have herd with other hitches. So far I like it a lot. 414028



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Overall I am impressed with the product and the service etrailer provides. The shipping was fast and the prices vs local competitors was cheaper. I actually installed the same day I received the hitch. Unfortunately my fith wheel head has a small dent in it, I would assume from shipping, and my hardware bag was ripped open scattering throughout the box. To my surprise no hardware was missing. The dent did aggravate me a little as to the price of the product, but will not effect the performance. Etrailer did double box all three packages the shipped which was nice, however I'm not sure they'll make a profit with the amount of staples used in packaging haha. Overall happy to have great reviews on great products to help aid in the decision of my purchase of the Curt slider 16k fith wheel. Fits nicely in my 2013 Silverado 2500 short bed with my fold back cover still functioning when not in use. I did find during installation that the heat shield worked best for me bent up than cut, also I did remove the wheels for easier access but not a necessity. There might need to be clarity on the hardware not being used via instructions, and on the bed rib spacers on the diagram. Very pleased with my purchase and will recommend etrailer in the future. 479630



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Wow! I ordered the products on Monday night (after 7p.m CDT) and I had the items on my property Friday afternoon! Great shipping speed which is really order processing and getting the product out so UPS could deliver it. I ordered the Curt A16, custom rails for my 2015 F250 and the Curt harness. All three items took me about 4 hours to install--mostly by myself. The install was easy, but I needed the tools that were listed in the videos--WHICH is one of the reasons I ordered from etrailer.com --the videos for installation and product research, not to mention free shipping. I researched the products for several months before ordering, no other site compares to etrailer.com...the educational product videos really helped me make a decision. Tools that are needed or at least will help make this quicker--Hydraulic jack, safety jacks, impact wrench, Electric drill, 2 1/8" hole saw for the harness plate mount, 9/16" bit, tape measure, hammer, long straight screwdriver for tapping spacers into place, some good light, and an uninterrupted afternoon in your garage. I am so glad I ordered from etrailer.com and would recommend all of these above products. THANK YOU!!! 372773



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First off I just got done installing the hitch and I hooked on my 35ft fith wheel trailer and went for a ride with windows down sun roof open and not a single rattle , clank , or noise from the bed of the truck with this hitch . It was easy to assemble but I did have one spot where the paint got chipped on the slider during shipping so I just touched it up . Very satisfied with hitch it latches automatically when you back in to it and the slider part works like it should . 294820


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The products have worked flawlessly no problems and thank you for checking back with me its nice when a company cares about there costumers. Next time I need any trailer products I will definitely be contacting etrailer.

Kevin L - 10/23/2017

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I received my new hitch, slider package and puck system legs for my Ram 2500 and had it installed in about 2 hours. Backed up to my camper and connected with no problems once I got the camper king pin at the correct height. I like the overlapping jaws on this hitch much better my old hitch which didnt overlap. This just feels more secure. The hitch released and uncoupled with no problems. I'll be taking a trip with it soon and will know more about how it feels with 11,000 pounds connected to it but for now, very happy with my purchase. I cant submitt my review without adding some kudo's to etrailer and their customer service team. I had ordered a different hitch but had second thoughts as to it being a good match for my truck. One call to customer service confirmed my thoughts and i had a different system on order and delivered in 3 days. Awesome team. 488531



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Here are some pictures! 487484



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The Curt system is really high quality. No issues at all putting the system in. One thing I do like is the position of the plate handle. It does not stick upward and is even with the plate. By designing the handle that way I can still cover my bed with my tonneau cover where other manufactures the handle was higher than the bed rail. The price was excellent and dealing with customer service was the same. 380677


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Fantastic! Real smooth when coupling and un-coupling

Ron C - 05/15/2018

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I recently installed the Q16 Slider Hitch on my 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. I have used it a couple of times now pulling my 5th wheel and have had no issues with it at all. I used the slide feature twice and both times it worked very easily and had my truck and trailer at a 90 degree angle with plenty of room to spare. Great product, was delivered in a very timely manner with no issues. 448366



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I received the 2500HD custom fit rail kit and A16 slider hitch very quickly which was great because we were on a time crunch to pick up our new camper. I selected this hitch and rail combination after reading all of the positive reviews. A buddy and I installed it ourselves in a few hours and could not be more happy with the fitment. We used the installation video below the product description which really helped. Etrailer was great to work with and I would definitely order from them again. We will be picking up our fifth wheel this weekend and will comment on how well it performs! 409008



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I have only used the hitch on one short trip but at this point I am very happy with it. Shipping was fast but shipping boxes were torn open, all the parts were ok. I followed the instruction video on etrailer site and there was an error in it that took me a few minutes to work out. When installing the handle after you place the two bolts in the holes and start to put the bottom plate on the video shows putting it on upside down. I kept trying this and checking the video and it did not work, finally took it apart and looked and could see the problem. Overall very happy with everything I have ever bought from etrailer. 447726



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Fitment was perfect in my 2012 ram 2500! The curt direct fit brackets and rails were an overly simple install! If you have 3 hours to spare and no helper this is why he way to go! Looks close to cab with a 2017 sandpiper 379FLOK but you would be surprised with the clearances of the cab to coach, very good fitment! FYI just follow retorque specs. The u-bolts bind/settle/get aligned and need another tug via torque wrench. I received my packages today and pulled my coach 180 miles after install and I’m very pleased with parts delivery time and ease of install! Thanks again etrailer for a great product 484183



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Great hitch used it on a few trips already driven over 3,000 miles. Love the dual jaws and the adjustability, my truck sits a bit higher and I was able to adjust this down to get it where it needed to be- even with the Reese adapter plate(see photo). The polyurethane is also a nice touch, makes the ride a little more cozy then a standard hitch. Use with the provided lube plate 355598



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Easy install and simple to use. Very helpful staff at ETRAILER! The warning labels were damaged in shipping but that is minor. 474188



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I can't say enough about the professionalism of the staff. Carrieann was kind, helpful and answered any question that I had, she even followed up with emails on the status of the order. Everything arrived as she said in just four days. I installed it today, it fits great. The installation was a Curt A-16 fifth wheel hitch. It appears to be a well built unit and I have no disappointments. Do not plan on towing for a couple weeks but I fore see no problems. I would recommend e-trailer to anyone. Thanks!!! 240673


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It works great and as I stated a year ago I was treated very honestly and professionally. I have recommended your company to others. Thanks again!

JS - 09/26/2017

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Fast shipping, solid product... took myself and a buddy 2 hours to install the custom kit and hitch on my 15 Silverado, only problem I've notice with the hitch is when it has a load on it the handle on the slider won't lock into position when changing.... don't know if it's from the cold or what but with no load it works well.... and be sure to check your height on the hitch so when you go to maneuver your trailer it won't hit your tailgate.... the hitch height adjusts... 177193



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Called because a bolt holding the roller wheel broke. After the lady helping me figured out that that bolt wasn't sold separately since it was part of the roller I was figuring over $300 for a new roller assembly but she said they had one that had been used as a demo and it was only $200 with free shipping so I got it in two days. It took a good deal of time/effort as she tried to see if they bolt was somehow sold separately which was well appreciated. 485478



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Very pleased with etrailer.com. All product information and reviews help make decision very easy. Very quick delivery and installation instructions are very easy to follow. Purchased 5th wheel hitch and custom wiring extension for my 2014 F250. 391768



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The product is great! Seems solid and extremely functional. It's perfect for my short bed Ram 3500. My only concern was with the shipping of my order. As expected the packaging was literally shredded inside the boxes where the hitch parts were tumbling around. Thankfully no real damage occurred to any of parts in all three boxes. Thank you etrailer for a great product at an affordable cost. Just be aware of the damage in the shipping area. 496573



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I am giving this Curt hitch 5 stars. The bed rail kit was easy to install on my 2005 GMC 2500HD. Watching the video certainly was a huge help. The hitch is solid and of good quality. I installed it in a couple evenings after work. We went and picked up our new camper that Saturday. The hitched pulled nicely, no clunking or banging was heard. And that was pulling the camper 6 hours home. Highly recommend this hitch! 494811



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I ordered the Curt A16 slider hitch for my 2016 F-250 from etrailer because of not only their excellent price that beat everyone out of the water, but also their awesome customer service. I ordered my hitch and mounting kit late Monday afternoon and received it on Thursday the same week. I will definitely be purchasing all my towing needs from them in the future. When I mount the hitch I will add a picture of it. 483478



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We love our Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch W/r16 Slider that we purchased last year through etrailer.com. This hitch is a top quality, well-made hitch. It's very easy to hitch and unhitch. We couldn't be happier. 487214



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The hitch itself is great! No issues to date. Its heavy so plan on 2 people or disassembly to install or remove it everytime. My only complaint would be that the position stickers that are on it are not weather friendly at all. They are either completely gone or faded so bad you can't read them. Not a big issue at all but I keep it inside in the winter so 3 months of use they shouldn't be that bad. 399473



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I had a fast delivery but the boxs were smashed all over and I was missing two bolts that must of fell out of box from being smashed open also the stickers on one side r all scratched up very upset about the condition I received them in The good . Happy with the hitch and the base the company was very nice to deal with and all ? Were ancered The only problem I have is with ups 350680



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Hitch works great! I bought a short bed truck and used a standard fifth wheel hitch first. That was a mistake and I have the cab dent to prove it. The slider hitch is a must with a short bed. I used it this Memorial weekend and was able very pleased with the ease of use and the extra cab clearance. I recommend this hitch and etrailer.com! 254437



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The hitch came to my house in 3 days,ordered on a Monday at my house by Thursday. The only thing wrong is the sticker that says tow position and manuver position is damaged. Instructions to assemble pretty clear,but had my rails in the bed of pickup allready. I haven't used it yet but will do a test run tomarrow 395731



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Bought this a year ago needed a slider for short box ford super crew 2012 6ft. 6in. box gives me plenty of room to do a jack knife back without any problem with slider slid back . when going down the road slider slid up I can probably make a 75 degree turn with out worring about hitting the back of the cab. 383877



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I have not installed this hitch yet, but it looks very study and well built. Shipping time was unbeatable! Ordered on Monday evening and received all three packages on Wednesday. 130/100/60 lbs were the weights of the packages. Free shipping too! Will add comments again aftet installing and using the hitch. 485355



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My order showed up as projected. Very fast shipping. 3 good sized cartons. Pretty heavy but it is a 5th wheel hitch. Contents were in great shape and I am excited to get some good weather so I can install everything. Thanks, good service, great price and free shipping. etrailer is my go to for towing items. 470466



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This hitch is nice. It took longer than expected to install but I am very happy with it. It works great. 488555



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It arrived very quick. The box was a bit rough but everything was there. I watched the video on your web site. I installed it in about 3 hours with out any problems. I intend on pulling camper this weekend Thanks again for a great product and I will be ordering from you in the future. Thanks from TN. 230925



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Fast shipping, all parts were included and easy to install. Good customer service too. 487565



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Replaced a heavy Husky 16 with this unit, unpacking took the longest of an ez install on existing rails. Modular design is great for removal out of seasonal use... looks nice, waiting for end of Feb trip to TX to try it out for 2 MONTHS!!!! Great CS at etrailer.........thanks Amanda H. 326966


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Still too heavy for ez in and out, replaced with Andersen 3200 re early. Curt hitch towed from WI to TX and back just fine tho, good hitch, just too heavy for me

Paul S - 12/21/2017

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Great hitch and pretty easy to assemble. Got here fast and Great Service. 421190



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Hitch installed in 07 GMC Sierra, works great at towing my 14,000 fifth wheel trailer, slide works great. Installation took about 4 hours doing it by myself, would not recommend self install for someone without all the proper tools or knowledge of working on vehicles. 273990



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found pricing comparable. had hitch in 5 days and this included a Saturday and Sunday. assembly went smooth. love the mounting brackets and knowing everything come from one vender. first ;time user of a 5th wheeler, felt total confident of the assembly. 415532



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The order process was easy they were very helpful on the phone helping me pick out what I needed and shipping was fast and you could track the product very easy. AWESOME company to order from I will order from them for now on best company ever 481719



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We are very happy with the fifth wheel we got from you. We very much like how it works. It gives you the extra turning ability that we need to get into some rv spaces in some of the parks. Would highly recommend to anyone with a fifth wheel. 372809


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Great

Wilkins - 04/26/2018

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All parts and materials are good quality including the paint. Directions are good, easy to follow. Packaging is not enough for the weight of the this product. Box was broken and open and some paint was scraped. Needs heavier packaging. 403400



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MY Q16 5TH WHEEL HITCH WORKS WONDERFUL IT IS WAY EASIER THAN THE OTHER TYPES.I GOT RIGHT ON THE MONEY THE 1ST TIME I HOOKED MY 5TH WHEEL.ALSO I BOUGHT THE WIRE HARNESS TO INSTALL IN THE BED OF MY F350 AND IT WAS A BREEZE TO INSTALL. 315872



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Great product and helpful service. Had a problem with the hitch not working, and was easy to talk to them and a new part was sent to me with easiness, of returning the defective part. Why I always get the parts I can from them. 506603



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Very good experience. Fast shipping. Was missing part of directions, so I called customer service and it was emailed to me immediately. Video of installation was a big help also. Thanks 178501



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Great product. Otedered my hitch and received it a week later. Everything was included and directions were easy to follow. Assembly and install in about three hrs. Excellent 337237



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Great product. The installation instructions were very accurate! My only complaint is the slider can get stuck mid travel, a bit frustrating but not the end of the world. 256215



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I ordered this product on Tuesday afternoon and it arrived here in Arizona Friday evening. Installation begins tomorrow and I will update this review once it is installed. 470450



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Fast shipping and fantastic support. Finished the installed easily with the assistance of the online video provided for this product. I would recommend etrailer to anyone. 350386



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The Curt Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch is outstanding. Easy assembly and works like a charm. ETrailer was fantastic as well. Easy ordering and arrived in 4 days. Perfect!! 206472



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Great price and got here quicker than i expected. .. Kim was very helpful with making sure I got everything I needed for my installation ( and application ) 349341



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Received it faster than estimated. it came in 3 HEAVY boxes. I haven't unpacked it yet but hope to do so this weekend. I have no doubt it will perform well. 464916



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Ordered this thing on Wednesday and it was on my steps Friday .was very easy to install , will give another update when I hook up the camper in April. 481412



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Just installed this unit to prepare to get new camper and the install was very easy. It only took about an hour and that was with two kids "helping." 490566


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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2017 Ram 2500 With Factory Prep Package
  • For your 2017 Ram 2500 with Factory Prep package, I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs # C16520-16021. This will allow you to have a clean bed when not in use and easily install this hitch that is capable of pulling your 13000 lb loaded trailer with MORyde pin box. You may also be interested in the 5th Wheel wiring harness # C56000, to put a second 7 way in the bed of your truck for easy accessibility. If you have...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch With Maximum Height for Most Trailer-to-Truck Bed Rail Clearance
  • Thank you for the photo of your 2016 Ram 3500's bed rail which sits 59-inches above ground. You are correct that the recommended minimum clearance between a bed rail and the underside of the trailer's overhang is 5 to 6-inches, as shown in the linked diagram. Since your trailer sits lower than your truck you'll need some height adjustment to tow safely. By chance is your truck lifted? Lifted pickups are not ideal for 5th wheel towing for the reason you have already discovered. Even some...
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  • Can Curt Fifth Wheel Clear Top of Bed on 2017 Ford F-250?
  • The Curt A16 # C16521 is going to give you the highest available hitch setting, though it still is not going to give you a 7 inch clearance over the top of your 2017 Ford F-250's bed. If you need additional clearance to stay level, you would want to consider a king pin replacement; I've added a link to our page with all of our replacement king pins for you to take a look at. The Curt # C16521 will install into the truck bed of your '17 F-250 with the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation...
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  • Differences Between Curt A16 and Q16 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The head design is slightly different for the A16 hitch # C16521. It's the more recent version of the Q16 that you also mentioned. They made the heads strong enough to be able to be used with a Sidewinder pin box and they upgraded the warranty from 10 year limited to lifetime limited.
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  • Difference Between Curt Q16 and E16 Fifth Wheel Hitch Sliders
  • The Q series of Curt fifth wheel hitches are considered to be the nicer Curt fifth wheel hitch when compared to the E16 hitch. Biggest difference being the jaw design. The E16 # 16516 uses a slide bar jaw design that allows quite a bit more movement than the Q16 (now called A16) # C16521 which uses a 360 degree contact jaw.
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  • Pros and Cons of 5th Wheel Hitch With a Slide Bar Jaw Versus a Dual Jaw Hitch
  • The difference between a slide bar jaw and a dual jaw is how tightly the fifth wheel king pin is held. Both do a good job securing the king pin, preventing it from coming loose. The Dual Jaw will hold the king pin much more tightly, preventing the king pin from rattling around in the pin box. Any movement of the king pin in the hitch jaws will be easily felt and heard in the truck cab. Every time the you brake or accelerate, if there's any movement in the hitch jaws-you're gonna feel...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Chevy 2500 Silverado with Short Bed and Factory Pucks
  • For your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the factory pucks, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20K # BWRVK3770 for your short bed. This is rated higher than the 16K you needed as a minimum and is able to be installed in two pieces. It is one of our most popular sliding hitches for the factory rail kit/puck system. Another option I recommend is the Curt A16 5th Wheel Slider # C16521 along with the specific adapter...
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  • What is the Height Adjustment Range for the Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Curt # C16521 5th wheel hitch you mentioned is indeed height adjustable from 17-1/2 to 21-1/2 inches in height. Some of the bed sides on todays trucks are pretty tall (like the Ford F Series), so the hitch heights needed to increase as well. To determine the necessary hitch height so your 5th wheel tows level, jack the 5th wheel so it's level. Measure from the bottom of the skid plate to the ground (not the king pin). Take the bed height above the ground and add the hitch height...
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  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Duramax Towing 2015 Grand Design Solitude 325X 5th Wheel
  • The Chevrolet website lists the maximum 5th wheel towing capacity of the 2500 HD Duramax Crew Cab standard box 4WD truck as 15,800-lbs but it is always best to check your vehicle's owner's manual to confirm the capacity for your specific truck. If your trailer's GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) is 15K, then the truck will have just enough capacity. I suggest you choose a higher-rated hitch since hitches rated over 15K will give you the chance to have enhanced features not found on...
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  • Available Height Adjustment of Curt # C16521 Q16 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Curt # C16521 5th wheel hitch you mentioned is indeed height adjustable from 17-1/2 to 21-1/2 inches in height. Some of the bed sides on todays trucks are pretty tall (like the Ford F Series), so the hitch heights needed to increase as well. To determine the necessary hitch height so your 5th wheel tows level, jack the 5th wheel so it's level. Measure from the bottom of the skid plate to the ground (not the king pin). Take the bed height above the ground and add the hitch height...
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  • What are the Differences Between Curt A20 and Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches?
  • There are a number of differences between Curt A and Q fifth wheel hitches such as the A20 # C16044 and Q20 # C16530-16021, both of which fit in the factory puck system of a 2018 Ram 2500. There are a couple large differences, one of which is the warranty; the A20 has a limited lifetime warranty while the Q20's limited lifetime warranty only applies to the hitch legs while the hitch itself has a 10-year limited warranty. Additionally, the A20 is compatible with rotating pin boxes such...
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  • Comparing Curt 16023 and Demco 6194 Fifth Wheel Rail Adapters
  • Each of the fifth wheel rail adapters you mentioned, the Demco # DM6194 and Curt # C16023 will offer you complete security for the hitches that fit on them. The Demco works by turning the locking plate with the thumb screw, which rotates the feet of the adapter locking it into place. The biggest difference between these two adapters is going to be the hitches they fit, which is generally the deciding factor in the adapter they have. The Demco adapter can accommodate any fifth-wheel hitch...
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  • Is Valley Power Pull Glider 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible w/ Prep Package on 2016 Ram 3500 6 Ft Bed
  • Let's start with the Valley hitch. If your Power Pull Glider uses industry standard rails, like part # RP58058, then you could use the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter, # RP30154, to mount your Valley fifth wheel in your 2016 Ram 3500. As for a Curt hitch, I would recommend the following sliding fifth wheel hitches, # C16521 for 16K, # C16536 for 20K, and # C16546 for 24K. These sliding hitches will require the use of Adapter Rail, # C16022. The factory prep packages do not include a hitch...
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  • Compatibility of 5th Wheel Hitch with Tool Box/Transfer Tank in 2015 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 4X4
  • You can compare the installation instructions for a sliding 5th wheel hitch to determine if there will be enough space for it along with the tool box/transfer tank you have installed in your 2015 Ram Mega Cab 2500 with 6-foot bed and no factory rail kit. With Curt base rail install kit # C16427-204 the position of the front-facing edge of the front base rail on a 6-foot bed will be 54-1/4-inches from the rear edge of the truck bed (not the tailgate) as shown in the linked diagram taken...
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  • Comparing Sliding Hitch vs. Sidewinder for 40-Foot Toy Hauler Towed by 2014 Short-Bed Ram 2500
  • In your application with a roughly 40-foot toy hauler towed by your short-bed Ram 2500 a Sidewinder replacement pin box is the way to go. A sliding 5th wheel hitch like the Curt Q16 # C16521 can give a short bed truck like your 2014 Ram 2500 up to 12-inches of additional turning clearance. On the other hand, a Sidewinder replacement 5th wheel pin box, when used with a fixed 5th wheel hitch, gives you a full 22-inches of additional turning clearance. Sidewinders are made as replacements...
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  • Can a 2016 Ram 1500 with Air Suspension Package Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • There is a way to tow a 5th wheel trailer with a 2016 Ram 1500 that has the air suspension package. To do it you will need to start with a gooseneck hitch, # C607-658. Then you can use the X5 adapter # C16210 and place a 5th wheel hitch on it. I recommend the Curt A16, # C16120 for a long bed or # C16521 for a short bed. Manufacturers have not yet figured out a way to install 5th wheel brackets on a Ram that has the air suspension package. It has been out for awhile now but still no...
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  • Fifth Wheel Towing Capacity for 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4x4 Duramax
  • The best place to confirm a vehicle's towing capacity is in the owner's manual, since this should reflect the specific complement of equipment installed at the factory, including the rear differential which is just one of the components that affects towing capacity. 4WD trucks with the 4.10 axle ratio top out at just over 12K trailer weight. Cab style and bed length affect it too. You can also contact your local dealership with the truck's VIN and they can look up its equipment and towing...
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  • Should a Long or Short Bed 2015 Ram 2500 be Used to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The bed length only refers to the length of the bed itself and the cab style does not matter. A long bed truck is typically 8 feet long though some import truck long beds are a bit shorter. A 6 foot, 4 inch bed is a short bed on a domestic truck like your 2006 Ford F-250. Ideally, you would want an 8 foot bed in your new truck. But you don't have to have one. You would need a slider if you went with a short bed to ensure that you can make 90 degree turns without hitting the truck...
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For RBW Lil Rocker Fifth Wheel Hitch On 2015 Toyota Tundra
  • Congratulations on the acquisition of your RBW Lil' Rocker Fifth Wheel Hitch. The brackets and hardware are no longer available from RBW because the company is defunct. I will recommend universal parts that are a fit for both your truck and your hitch. The best option is the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Toyota Tundra # C16468-204, the installation time is cut in half, compared with universal bracket systems. This kit is made specifically for your truck. The brackets...
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  • How to Determine Fifth Wheel Hitch Height Setting Needed
  • You will want the hitch to be set at the height that 1) allows the trailer to be level, and 2) allows you a minimum of 6 inches between the bottom of the trailer loft and the top of the bed rails. The fifth wheel hitches offer several inches of up and down adjustment to help accomplish this. Many pin boxes are also height adjustable. To do this you will want to measure from the top of your truck bed floor to the ground and then measure from the plate of the pin box on the trailer down...
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  • How to Determine if a Truck has Industry Standard Above the Bed 5th Wheel Rails
  • It sounds like your 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 has standard above the bed rails for a 5th wheel hitch. Take a look at the picture I have included which shows the hitch mounting measurements for industry standard above the bed rails. If the ones in your truck bed are the same then you can install any hitch that fits in industry standard rails. Since the truck was previously owned you might just want to have a mechanic check to make sure all of rail and brackets under the bed the rails are attached...
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  • How Much Side-to-Side Movement of 5th Wheel Trailer is Acceptable When Using Curt Hitch # C16521
  • It is important for any trailer to be level when hitched, whether a bumper-pull or a 5th wheel, and it is also necessary to have enough clearance at the bed rails for the trailer's overhang. The linked diagram shows the recommended minimum clearances for a 5th wheel a the bed rails, tailgate and bumper. Because the Curt hitch # C16521 has a cushioned head, it will tend to provide more sideways movement than a non-cushioned type. It may be possible to increase the height of the trailer...
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