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Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs
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Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Item # C16530-16020

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  • Curt
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate ease hookup. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16530-16020 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16530-16020

Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate ease hookup. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when removed
  • 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
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 21" from top of the pickup bed to the top of the hitch skid plate
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Note: Because of the size of this item, it ships via truck freight and only to the contiguous United States.


Secure, 2-Piece Jaw

Q20 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, 2-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.


3-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).


Q20 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.


Non-Binding 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.


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.



16530 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16020 Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Round Tube Slider for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package - 12" Travel



C16530-16020 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16530-16020 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg



Video of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel - Sliding Fifth Wheel - C16530-16020 Review


Customer Reviews

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16530-16020

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (248 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate ease hookup. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform.

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I purchased this unit a year ago and could not be happier. It performs beautifully and is solidly made. Assembly and installation was a snap for me. I take out during periods of extended non-use and the process is simple both removing and re-installing. I would recommend highly. 593574



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Great hitch. Very easy to hook up. 528595



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Pros: I've been using this hitch for about a year to tow my 5th wheel, and I've probably hooked up to it about 20 times. It's a really great hitch, easy to work, and I really like the color coded features (red, yellow, and green) that show when the hitch is connected or not and ready to tow. I haven't used the slider so I can't comment on that other than it appears to be easy enough to use. I LOVE the puck system to install it in the bed of the truck. As far as etrailer, they are great! They asked some questions to help me determine my needs, and then they provided a number of possible hitches. They were great about answering any questions I had. I've purchased several things from them in the past, and I HIGHLY recommend etrailer!!! Cons: There were a few places in the installation documentation that could have been easier to decipher. There were several videos online showing how the product works, but I couldn't find anything showing how to put it together. This would have been extremely helpful. Also, CURT claims this is a two man lift and can be easily removed from the truck. NOT TRUE! This thing is HEAVY, but it's supposed to be. Unless you have a piece of equipment to help lift it you should plan on leaving it installed. 482315


Comments

I apologize for the delayed response. I think Ive had the hitch for about two years now, and I use it to tow a fifth wheel RV quite a lot throughout the year with my Ford F-250. Its been a great hitch and is really easy to use. Probably the best part about it is that it uses the in-bed puck system. I have no regrets on this purchase.

Chad - 03/13/2019

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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The hitch has work great and is very well constructed. It has allowed me to get in and out of tight places with a lot more ease. 363539



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it is very hard to un hook I would not buy another one if I could send I back it would b there tomar total crap when come to un hooking 332788



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Extremely happy with the new hitch, very easy to assemble (4 bolts, local dealer wanted $300 to assemble), even easier to attach to my factory hitch mounts (Ford). Get someone to help you lift it into your truck. 480689


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This is simply the best 5th wheel hitch I have ever used!

Charlie - 03/05/2019

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This is one of the finest hitches I have ever had. I love the ease of operation, the strength it has, and its light weight enough that I can remove it by myself if I want to take my hitch completely out of the bed of my truck. It is a breeze to connect and disconnect by myself, which is a major plus for this solo traveler. The other bonus is the small profile in the bed of the truck, and I still have room to load all my art gear for a show. I would highly recommend it to everyone! 584507



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I bought the 5th wheel to haul trailers and, it's been a great hitch and has been maintained but it's starting to breakdown, parts are failing , but if used for a personal trailer, it will be a great hitch 264239



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Shipping was little quirky the factory shipped it via freight and i had to go pick it up from the freight company about 30 minutes away. Once i got it home it was packaged well, installed was very strait forward, it is heavy though so make sure you have two people to lift it into the truck. Have yet to pull a trailer with it so we will see how that goes. Overall assembly height is when installed onto the ram oem rail system adapter is fairly high roughly 57" in the back of 2016 ram 2500. seems like a great product, time will tell. 339057



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Received product from ETrailer in a very timely manner. All went well with no hitch, play on words, that is what I purchased. Sandy was helpful beyond belief and answered all my questions. Some speak of the damaged boxes when these Curt Hitches arrive. Mine too were damaged but the product was unscathed. Shipping the 100 lbs products I didn't expect the boxes to last. ETrailer did a great job stuffing the shipping boxes all was well. I would recommend ETrailer just on how professional the employees are. I will being purchasing other items again. Thanks again Sandy! 328914



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Thank-you etrailer for the fast free shipping! Ordered on Sunday evening and received hitch, mounting kit, and wiring package on Friday!!!! 5 boxes in delivery and all were received at the same time, great job. already tow 5th wheel with this hitch and it is great. Better than my old reese. Hook-up is easy and positve. Will say it does take all evening to install and measurements are extremly important to a good installation. Measured and checked square several times prior to any drilling and the mounting brackets are perfect. Thanks again for the fast, complete, and quality shipment. The only comment regarding shipment is that the hitch box had some damage when received and 5th wheel had a couple of same scratches, no big deal!!! The shipping box is not very durable based on product weight! 192850


Comments

Have pulled my 38 foot toy hauler on 9 different trips now with absolutely no problems. Great fifth wheel. previously had a Reese and this on is a just as good if not better.

Mark S - 06/19/2016

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Just got back from a two-week road trip out west, the new trailer hitch performed without a snag! Easy docking and undocking, very nice to have a nice smooth ride. We are very impressed and thankful for an excellent product. The package in which the hitch arrived was in pretty rough shape, but all the pieces arrived. There is one place on the deck itself where it took some scuffing of the paint from whatever it was banged on during shipping. We are going to have to touch up that place to keep it from rusting in the elements. All in all, this was a great buy. Thanks 574834


Comments

Any good quality rust inhibiting spray paint like Rust-Oleum would work just fine.

-- Mike L - 10/16/2018

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The slide portion of this hitch works very well with very little effort from truck. I have hooked and unhooked several times at our permanent campground lot and have not had any problem with the jaws locking or releasing . We have not taken the 5th wheel camper down the road for any distance, so I cannot comment on hitch rattle or ride. The only issue I have had and it is negligible. It was hard for me to insert and remove the rail pins to remove the hitch from the truck because the rear pins are under the hitch frame.( and yes I mounted the rails perfectly square). If you're not going to remove the hitch often than its a non issue. The rubber dampeners just make the pins tight. I would recommend this hitch for sure just can't give it an excellent if we haven't taken it down the road for a distance. 383206


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We have taken our Fifth wheel to Arizona and back and the hitch performed perfectly. I make sure to keep the hitch lubricated properly. It is definitely quieter and less jerky. I would give the hitch a 5 star as I have not had a problem with this hitch.

Scott M - 05/22/2018

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great product, well built. Only issue I had was the two flat head screws needed to be countersunk deeper, as they stuck up and destroy the lube plate. 350349



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Product arrived in good shape. The instructions were easy to understand and it took less time to install than I thought. 463016



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I have not actually used the product yet, but know it will be great. The service from ETrailer was phenomenal! I ordered on Monday and it was delivered on Friday afternoon without having to pay an extra fee. The price saved me $900 compared to the price the RV store was quoting me. I am thoroughly pleased. 336332



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I had a 16K Husky 5th wheel hitch for 12 years. It came with the RV purchase. We upgraded to a larger 5th wheel in 2015. I pulled it with the K16 but due to wear on the hitch I didn't feel comfortable. I searched the internet and came upon etrailer.com. I began researching different hitches. I settled on Curt due to it's reviews. I placed an order with etrailer and the next day I got an email with all of the shipping and tracking information. I had the hitch in 5 days. I was very disappointed when it was delivered. The shipping box was very light duty and had been reinforced with pieces of cardboard damaged. There was also a lot of heavy duty staples holding it together. I took photos upon delivery. After I opened the box I found the hitch was damaged. I immediately sent an email with photos of the box as received and the damage to the hitch. I called customer service and talked to Gina and Janice and went over the details. I was given instructions for returning the hitch and was emailed necessary papers to ship it back at no charge. I dropped it off at UPS the same day and received notification in 3 days that it was received. I was also advised a new hitch would be sent out and I received it in 3 days. At first I was very upset but after. That quickly changed after talking to the staff and receiving the new hitch within 5 days. These type things sometimes happen. I give the staff at etrailer.com an applause for their quick handling of this issue. I have since made another purchase. Give them a try. 275867



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Because of personal medical issues, I had the hitch installed professionally. I pull a 38' fifth wheel behind a Duramax powered Chevy. The hitch has served it's purpose well and looking forward to using it for many more years!! I purchased the slider version, but have found that I would NOT have had to purchase a slider because of the design of the front of my fifth wheel, as seen in the pic's. I am able to do 90 degree turns without any problems (without moving the hitch rearward). 302964



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The Curt Q20 with R20 slider hitch arrived just as promised in 3 days after placing the order. The Q20 head box was totally destroyed. The manufacture packaging was not made to ship individually using small package carrier such as UPS. Upon inspection I discovered that the bolts and washers were missing. I contacted Bill at E-trailer and told him. He explained that the replacements would have to come from the manufacturer and would take several days. I told him that I already scheduled an install and really needed those bolts and washers. He was able to round some up for me and shipped them out next day and they arrived on Monday just as promised. I also spoke with Bill about not being able to remove the head unit for the hitch. It needed to be removed to be able to install it on the slider. It seemed to be stuck and I could not budge it. I assumed that it may have been damaged in shipping, especially after receiving it in a demolished box. He explained to me that since it was new its tolerances were tight and I might try taking a pry bar to it. Well that did not make me feel real good. He was totally correct. Just a little more effort with a pry bar moved it just enough for the bushing to squeak loose and the head came right out. I am disappointed in the jaws on this unit. They look like they were forged by a 3rd grader. Not smooth and somewhat pitted. They are not machined jaws for sure. Had it all installed using the new Reese rail brackets for the 2017 F250. Everything went smooth. An added plus is the quiet ride when not connect to trailer. Can’t even notice the hitch is back there. My other hitch rattled and clanked all the time and was so annoying. I just hooked my 38ft 5th wheel for the first time. It was smoother and easier than any other hitch I have ever used. I bought the sider unit which is recommended by all for the short bed. However I cannot use the slider as the king pin box slides too close to the tall tail gate. The new 2017 F250 is taller and the bed is deeper so I needed a hitch that would go up to 19 ½ inches. I will update after a my first run with trailer later this month. Everyone at E-trailer was outstanding. 5 Star. I will keep using them in the future. 303415



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased the Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch with R20 slider. Quality and Workmanship are excellent. Etrailer folks best price around, and fast free shipping. Thanks Gil B 236427



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I bought a new trailer recently that weighs 16k and I just didn't feel secure using my Reese pro series 16k to Haul with. So I started looking at various hitches. I've had 3 other fifth wheel hitches in the past. All of them have been 15 and 16k models. What I never liked was the latching system. I've even had a trailer come out of the hitch due to a poor latching hook up. There wasn't an good way to lock the hitch. Some of it was my fault and some was a poor design. When I saw the Curt Q20 had a latch on the handle and also was color coded I was hooked. This hitch satisfied my want list. It arrived 4 days after I ordered it and like other comments I've read it was full of heavy duty staples. It was double packaged. There had to be over 50 staples. It was defiantly packaged securely. After dimantaling the packing I finally got to the hitch. There were a few scratches on the hitch from all the staples but a bit of black touch up paint took care of that. After all the hitch is going to be used and get scrached by me anyways. Four bolts and it was together. It fit perfictly it my existing rails. By the way it's heavier than my other hitches. I wound be apprehensive to pull my new trailer. If your looking for a great hitch at a great price you can't go wrong. 344415


Comments

Fantastic

Dave E - 02/23/2018

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Works great, operations is smooth and dependable, only had one issue: a bolt fell out that holds a roller in place. 572892



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


slide works great. very nice product. 570222



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I just love this hitch the jaws are tight no play and you know when the hitch is locked and I don’t have the rails in my bed 569773



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Just installed my Q20 no problems at all dropped right in place I did not tighten bolts all the way until it was in place directions could have been a little more clear for the ram puck system etrailer one of the best online companies I have dealt with from customer service to getting right info to the best tracking ever Can’t say anything about the hitch yet get my RV Monday so far so good I feel confident 613169



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


When we received the hitch it was missing a few pieces so we called customer service at etrailer and they were so nice and took care of the issue immediately, highly recommended the hitch and etrailer!! 611451



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great product I love it. 610361



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Curt makes a top quality product. The fit and finish on my C16130 hitch is first rate. Shipping was quick. All the parts were in the box. Assembled product and installed in truck. etrailer.com has the best customer support and service. Final word: etrailer staff & Curt products ROCK! 609659



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


After I bought my new camper the search was on for a better hitch. I previously owned a little rocker 15k with the slide bar style locking mechanism. It worked well but with the bigger camper I wanted something that would eliminate the chucking in the hitch that I was getting. After looking at a lot of other hitches and comparing price vs. features I settled on this hitch. The box it was shipped in was pretty beat up when it got to my house but I kinda expected that. The hitch survived the journey without a scratch. Its built very heavy, but not so heavy that I cant remove it my truck by myself. The fitment between all the components seems good without a lot of slop. After setting the height I hitched up to the camper and took her for a test run. I am very happy with the results so far. The only place that I get any movement is where the hitch connects to the rails but I plan on purchasing the felt pads to eliminate that in the future. The indicators on the release bar are very nice, its nice to have a visual indication and know the jaws are locked. Even after a year of use i still can't find anything to really complain about. If anyone is looking for a solid hitch that won't break the bank I would strongly recommend this one. 607787



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great hitch! 606183



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Working great. Well constructed. No issues. I'm quite pleased with Curt products. (Important tip: don't forget to slide the hitch back before making a sharp turn, such as at a gas station. The RV WILL break your back window if you forget.) 602588



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This is a wonderful hitch. Very rugged but easy to use. I would recommend this for any fifth wheel owner. 602451



- C16530-16025
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Good product! The only issue we have found is trying to release the hitch, if the weight on the hitch plate is not just right the handle will not release. 588246



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


2 years ago I bought a inexpensive Curt hitch for a previous camper. I asked what the difference was between that and an 800 to $1,000 unit, now I know why. The long-term ride with this hitch is really great, double Jaws versus single Jaws is the way to go 587766



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Excellent product. etailer has been great. Purchased bed rail system for my 5th wheel hitch for two trucks, airbags and electrical . Shipped fast and they were great to work with. I chose etrailer for their reputation. Outstanding. 583096



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I have now used this hitch with some long hauls. There is no more chucking like my old Reese hitch. The hitch is quiet and smooth. Well satisfied with this hitch. 552707



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Excellent arrived on time all items included that was needed to complete assembly 551503



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Hard to get rubber shims installed. Pins don't fit to mount hitch to ram 2500 factory holes in bed. Hitch kinda clunky without rubber shims. 543952



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Took a little getting used to but this hitch is easier to use than our previous Reese hitch. It is significantly heavier so getting in and out of the truck bed is a little more work. 529009



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This was exactly what I was looking for, works great. 527734



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Professional hitch 526100



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


A very strong yet lightweight product. Easily comes out of the bed of my truck with two people. Feels very secure when pulling our 5th wheel. 524934



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Other than being a little finicky to release occasionally, it’s been great. I remove it every fall and that’s a two person job. Etrailer was prompt and offered a good price. 524585



- C16530-16017
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


We have have NO problems with the 5th Wheel Hitch. Thank you for a great product! 523941



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The hitch is sturdy and seems safe while towing. I've had some issues with getting the hitch to lock down and release but keeping the thing greased seems to be the key to consistent performance. 521699



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Easy to operate. Color coded position on locking mechanism gives good feedback on status of hitch. Easy to hookup on unlevel ground 521228



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Has worked great .only problem I forgot to slide in downtown chaggonoga and busted rear window in my short bed truck. 513086



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This hitch is a great product. It came by UPS well packaged— not torn. Our 5th Wheel hitched so easily . It fit perfectly on the Reese rails that was already on the truck bed. Great instructions— easy to assemble (4 bolts). I love the professional people this company has. Thank you etrailer. 509080



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I ordered my Curt hitch/adapter rails from etrailer and received a great price and prompt delivery. Everything arrived in good shape and has worked to perfection. Thank you etrailer. 496875



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I can only compare this hitch to one other that I previously owned . We pulled our fifth wheel from Illinois to Arizona and back. Up and down mountains and through a couple of snow storms and wind. The hitch performed as expected and was much quieter than our previous one. Also it absorbed the back and forth (I call it porpoising) effect very well. I also had to slide the hitch several times and was able to do this fairly easy. Just be careful on your accelerator and go slow while holding brake controller. The only issues I had were disconnecting and pulling out the Maneuver Handle. It is hard to tell when the trailer is loose from the hitch plate. When lowering jacks to disconnect, it is difficult to see any clearances. When I needed to slide the hitch there were times that pulling the handle to release the slide was difficult. You have to keep in mind that not having any pressure on the mechanics of the hitch will help tremendously and also keep it lubricated. I like the hitch and am going to keep using it. Its my opinion that the more you use a product the easier it gets to operate. CURT did a good job on this hitch. 496367


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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch for 2016 Ford F-250 SD with 6-3/4-Foot Bed
  • The B&W Companion OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch for Ford Super Duty Prep Package # BWRVK3300 is a fit for long-bed F-250s but not for your short bed. Your 6-3/4-foot bed will require a sliding 5th wheel hitch that will provide the additional turning clearance required by your short bed. The linked page will show you all 5th wheel hitch options for your F-250 short bed with 5th wheel factory prep. An excellent choice for your truck is the 20K-rated Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16530-16020....
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  • Do Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Setups Require Safety Chains
  • No, 5th wheel trailer connections do not require safety chains. 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.
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  • Height Adjustments for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package
  • The height adjustments for the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package # C16530-16020 measure from 17-1/2 inches - 21-1/2 inches from the bottom of the truck bed to the top of the hitch skid plate. I spoke with my contact at Curt and he confirmed that this is the height measurement for all of the Curt Q Series hitches when they are on a slider for the Ford Towing Prep Package. The slider causes the hitch to sit a couple inches higher than the Q Series...
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  • Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Fit in the 2012 Ford F-350 with Factory Towing Prep Package
  • Since your 2012 Ford F-350 has the factory towing prep package you can use any of the following hitches that will fit directly into the factory puck system: Short Bed Trucks # DM8550024 # DM8550038 # BWRVK3370 # C16545-16020 # C16520-16020 # C16530-16020 # C16515-16020 # RP30144 Long Bed Trucks # BWRVK3300 # C16039 # C16036 # C16545-16017 # C16034 # C16530-16017 # C16520-16017 # C16515-16017 # RP30142 # RP30871 # DM8550033
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit a 2017 Ford F-350 6-3/4 Ft. Bed With Factory Rail Kit
  • Both the Curt Q20 hitch with Slider, # C16530-16020, and the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel, # DM8550038, will fit your 2017 Ford F-350 with the Ford Prep package. Both will allow to make your turns and at the same time ensure that you have enough clearance between your trailer and truck. Between the two, I like the Demco hitch. The Autoslide feature allows you to make your turns with every leaving the cab of the truck. This hitch will allow you not to worry about if you need to...
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  • Weight of the Head and Slider of the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16530-16020
  • The head of the Curt Q20 Hitch part # C16530-16020 weighs 108 lbs and the roller weighs 170 lbs. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Curt Fifth Wheel Hitches for Ford Hitch Prep Packages fit Reese Elite Rails
  • That is an interesting question but the answer is yes. Reese makes the Ford hitch prep packages and they are essentially a rebranded Elite rails system. Because of that the fifth wheel hitches designed to fit the Ford prep packages like the # C16530-16017 will fit Reese Elite rail kits like the part # RP30126. Or for a slider hitch you would need the part # C16530-16020.
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  • Fit of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Slider Hitch C16530-16020 in 2012 Ford F-250 with Factory Pucks
  • The Curt Q20 5th Wheel Slider Hitch # C16530-16020 is a confirmed fit in your 2012 Ford F-250 that has the 6-3/4-foot bed and factory puck system. This hitch offers 12-inches of slider travel, dual jaws for solid king pin contact and a 360-degree pivoting head for easier hitching on uneven ground. Please refer to the linked video. For a 5th wheel wiring harness you can use part # C56000, also from Curt.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Reese Titan 16K Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch RP30051 in 2016 Ford F-250
  • The Reese 16K Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # RP30051 is intended to install into industry-standard above-bed base rails. It will not directly fit into the factory 5th wheel under-bed rail system in your 2016 Ford F-250 crew cab but it can be used by adding in the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail adapter # RP30156. The adapter fits into the under-bed pucks and the hitch then installs on top of the adapter. Note this adapter increases hitch height by 2-inches. The link provided will...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rails that is Easier to Remove
  • The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # C16520-16020 weighs approximately 254 pounds and the Curt Q20 # C16530-16020 weighs in at 278 pounds. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 is a bit heavier than both the Curt models at 289 pounds. All of these sliding 5th wheel hitches are confirmed to fit the factory rail kit on the 2017 Ford F-350 with a 6-3/4 foot bed. If weight is a concern, I do recommend looking at either of the Curt models. This is because on...
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  • Adapter to Allow Installation of Curt 5th Wheel Hitch in Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package
  • If you have a short-bed F-350 you will need to use a sliding type 5th wheel hitch to have enough turning clearance. If your Curt hitch is a slider type made for standard above-bed base rails then all you need is the adapter # RP30156 from Reese. This adapter drops into the pucks and provides the equivalent of above bed rails that accept any brand of industry-standard 5th wheel hitch.
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  • Will Curt A20 Fixed Fifth Wheel Hitch fit in 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed With Factory Rails?
  • The Curt A20 with Ford OEM Legs # C16034 will fit into the puck system of your 2017 Ford F-250. However, there may not be enough clearance on tight turns and your trailer could very well hit the cab of your F-250, so it is strongly recommended you use a Sidewinder with this hitch as a way to protect your cab from damage. Otherwise, you may want to consider Curt Q20 # C16530-16020, a sliding hitch which also fits in the factory puck system of your '17 F-250. Should you want to go with...
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  • Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch to Fit 2018 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package
  • Yes, we do carry versions of the Curt Q20 that are able to fit right into the factory puck system in your 2018 Ford F-350. The fixed hitch, part # C16530-16017, is for long bed trucks or the sliding hitch, part # C16530-16020, is for short bed trucks. The slider helps with turning clearance to keep the trailer from hitting the Ford's cab. This isn't always needed if the trailer is equipped with a rotating pin box like the Reese Revolution or Sidewinder. I've linked videos and the...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch For 2017 Ford F-350 With 6-3/4 Ft Bed And Factory Prep Pkg
  • To make sure you have the clearance necessary to make those tight turns you will need a sliding fifth wheel hitch on yoru 2017 F-350 with the 6-3/4 ft bed. The fifth wheel hitch I recommend is the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider, part # DM8550038. This hitch slides automatically when you need and gives you an additional 14-inches of clearance. This is great because you do not have to get in and out of your truck to operate a manual slider. This fifth wheel has a single-jaw...
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  • Does the Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Come with Instructions and Hardware for Installation
  • The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16140 comes with instructions and all of the hardware needed to install on Industry Standard Base Rails. If you already have base rails installed on your 2012 Ford F-350 then you are good to go. If you have the factory rail kit then you will need to go with the A20 part # C16034. If you have no base rails or the factory rail kit installed on your F-350 then I recommend the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford # C16424-204 which is compatible...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt Q20 and Q24 Slider Hitches to Fit a 2016 Ford F-350
  • Both the Curt Q-24 5th Wheel Hitch w/Slider for Ford Prep, # C16545-16020, and the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Prep, # C16530-16020, will work well on your 2016 Ford -F350 Super Duty with the Ford prep package. Both hitches will fit the Ford puck system and will provide 12 inches of slider travel front to back on your 6-3/4 foot bed. The only real physical differences between the two hitches are weight capacity and actual weight of the hitch. The Q24 has a 24,000...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches that Fit Factory Prep Package in a 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • We have several 5th wheel slider options that will fit your 2017 Ford F-350 4x4 short bed with the factory prep package. For short bed trucks I recommend going with the hitch that offers the most travel. In this case it is the Demco HiJacker # DM8550024 which has 14 inches of travel and slides automatically. This hitch is rated for 18,000 pounds. There is also a 21K version # DM8550038. Curt also has several options: # C16520-16020 rated for 16K # C16530-16020 rated for 20K # C16545-16020...
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  • Is There a Weight Difference Between Curt Q24 and Q20 Fifth Wheel Sliders for Ford Rail Kit
  • The Curt Q24 fifth wheel slider hitch part # C16545-16020 weighs a total of 281 lbs and the Q20 # C16530-16020 weighs 278 lbs. So they are about the same and considering the overall weight of the hitches there wouldn't be a noticeable difference.
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  • Can The Auto Slide On A 5th Wheel Hitch With Slider Be Done Manually
  • When reaching out to my contact at Demco, they confirmed that the Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550038 is not designed to slide the head manually. Attempting to slide the hitch manually could result in the head being at a 90 degree angle when it is way back and it would be hard to hook up that way. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, the # DM8550038 must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. At slow speeds you can use a slider to slide the...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-350 with Factory Prep Package
  • The B&W Companion 3500 5th Wheel Hitch # BWRVK3500 that you referenced is designed to install in the B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch. I have a number of hitch options for you, but since the Companion 3500 is designed to install into a B&W gooseneck hitch receiver, it will not work to install in your new 2016 Ford F-350's factory towing prep package. Unfortunately there is not an adapter to allow this hitch to install in your truck's factory pucks. Since the factory prep package is...
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  • What Does the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16530-16020 Weigh
  • The weight of the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # C16530-16020 that you referenced weighs 278 lbs.
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  • 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch with Greatest Degree Angle for Dropping a Trailer at Unleveled Camp Site
  • Unhooking with a 15 degree pivot is not something that any 5th wheel hitch can handle that I am aware of. That degree of tilt would make most people nervous unhooking. The Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package # C16530-16020 you asked from has a side to side tilting degree of 7-1/2 to 10 degrees max according to my contact at Curt Technical. This is the most angle of any of the hitches we carry, so it is most likely the best fit for your application....
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  • Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail and 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with 2008 Dodge 2500 Short Bed
  • The Under-Bed Rail and Installation Kit for Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP30074 is a fit for a 2008 Ram 2500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed. This underbed system has an 18,000 lb max capacity. It will work with the Curt A series and Q series 5th wheel hitches. I recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch head # C16540 along with the # C16020 or the Curt Q20 # C16530-16020. Both these hitches will fit the Elite Series puck locations and will still allow you to tow the...
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  • Where Is The Curt Q20 Hitch Made And Where Is The Steel From?
  • The Curt 5th wheel hitches like # C16530-16017 are made overseas in Asia with steel from that region, but they are tested to meet US standards. Unless you are using a Sidewinder or have a Revolution pin box, I highly recommend you use a sliding 5th wheel hitch like # C16530-16020 or the Reese Elite Slider # RP30144 which is made in Mexico. Reese makes an adapter for the OEM Underbed Rails # RP30156, to allow the use of standard sliding hitches with the factory puck system, which greatly...
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  • Recommendation for a Fifth Wheel Hitch That Will Work With Reese Under-Bed Rail Kit.
  • We carry both the Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550038 and the Curt Q24 Hitch with Slider # C16545-16020 that will fit you 2016 Ford F-350 with factory installed rail kit. These two hitches are a more cost effective option than the Reese slider hitch that fits your factory rails. Of the two, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoside over the Curt for a few of reasons. The Demco slider hitch has the autoslide design. You do not need to exit the vehicle to engage the slider. The slider engages...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch For 2012 Ford F-350 With Factory Prep Package
  • There are a couple fifth wheel hitches that will work with your factory prep package on your 2012 F-350 with the short bed. For a Curt hitch I recommend the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider, part # C16530-16020. This system slips into the four pucks in the bed of your truck and can be removed to give you full access to the bed when you are not towing. This hitch gives you 12-inches front to back travel, and has a gross towing capacity of 20,000-lbs. Another great hitch...
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  • Will Curt 5th Wheel Hitch for Factory Prep Package Fit 2015 Ford F-250 with Reese Elite Install Kit
  • Yes if you have the Reese Elite Series installation kit # RP30126 in your 2015 Ford F-250 then you can use Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16530-16020. The factory and aftermarket under kits are both made by Reese and while there are some subtle differences the puck hole spacing is the same and the hitch will fit!
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  • Compatibility of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch with 2016 Ford F-250 with Factory Tow Prep Package
  • If you have Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch # C16530-16020 it will drop right in to the factory tow prep package's puck system in the 6-3/4-foot bed of your 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty. If you need a 5th wheel wiring harness for the truck bed you can use part # C56000 from Curt.
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