Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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  • Curt
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 5000 lbs TW
Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16530-16021 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 for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16530-16021

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 2-Jaw locking system provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar models
  • 3-Point indicator system - color coding tells you if hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow
    • Lock indicators visible from cab
  • Unique spherical axial bearing allows easy pivoting of hitch head
    • Smooth, 360-degree movement - not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting
    • Built-in cushioning absorbs road shock
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Short-throw, single-handle operation
  • Self-aligning head pivots for simple hookup
  • 3 Lube points with easy-to-access grease fittings
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for one person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • 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: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Warranty:
    • 10-Year limited for hitch
    • Limited lifetime for legs


Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder.


Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, two-piece jaw on this fifth-wheel trailer hitch inhibits rattle and movement by securely wrapping around your trailer's king pin, resulting in easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride.


Three-Point Indicator System

Get peace of mind with Curt's color-coded lock indicator. Just look at the indicator - either the one on the handle or the one on the hitch itself - to determine whether the jaw is in the correct position to uncouple (red), couple (yellow) or tow (green).


Q24 Color Indicator System

360-Degree Pivot

Curt's unique spherical axial bearing provides a durable pivot point that allows easy, 360-degree movement of the hitch head. This ball joint is designed for smooth, quiet operation with less clunking and chucking.



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C16530-16021 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16530-16021 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2014 - 2019 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2019 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg




Video of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram 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.




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Customer Reviews

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16530-16021

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (257 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.

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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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Ordered on a Wednesday and it showed up Friday. Installed in 30 minutes by myself with no issues. 638788



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This 5th wheel hitch fits OEM hitch mount provisions perfectly on my 2017 Ram 3500. Connecting and disconnecting works well. This hitch is heavy for one person to manage, but a hoist set-up makes for easy installation and removal. Tows well with no play between trailer pin and truck. Great product. 625666



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The parts arrived right on schedule 5 days from MO to OR. The boxes were in good shape and no scratches Sure is heavy. 617676



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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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2018 Ram 3500

Haven't put it together yet...been raining here..But it came in a few days of ordering that worked for me.. actual product is on hold for better weather.. 490654



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2017 Ram 3500

Great product , installed easily,lowest price guaranteed and extremely good customer service. l would definitely buy from etrailer again. 489421



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2016 Ram 3500

We purchased this hitch for our 2016 Dodge. Helen in customer service was wonderful in getting this to us in a timely manner. Installation was very easy and it pulls great. Awesome purchase! 487596



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Great hitch. Easy to use and a stable r ide. 481008



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2017 Ram 2500

The hitch worked flawlessly on my first haul from Missouri to south Texas. The assembly of the hitch would have gone smoother if the instructions had just said to install the legs into the receivers in the truck bed, and build it up from there. Live and learn. 456052



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Product was delivered about 8 pm last night. I was surprised that it arrived 2 days early. The boxes were beat up pretty bad but no discernable damage and all parts seem to be there. I haven't been able to install it yet so I comment on anything else. I eill comnent further when I get the opportunity to install it in a day or two. It looks well constructed and fairly easy to assemble. So far I am happy the product as far as I have gotten. 455710


Comments

I never has an issue and it is easy to maintain. Easy hook up and easy un hooking.

Larry - 11/29/2018

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fast shipping, low price. thanks 452349



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Went together easy! Hint- dont tighten all bolts until unit is in all pods and the main unit is in place. Its really that simple. Perfect! 447704



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Hitch works excellent in my 2016 Ram 3500DRW. Only issue I had is one of the handles to lock in the cam to the pucks has rusted and the keeper wire broke off but that doesnt affect the function. Nice unit....heavy ! 431062



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2017 Ram 3500

Hitch arrived on time and undamaged. Fit perfectly and was easy to install. Very heavy, should be assembled in truck bed. 425328



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Received 5th whl. hitch in good shape, very quickly. My wife helped me install it, very heavy but should work. Thanks for the great service 422016



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

After 1 year the 20K Curt is still like new. It was an easy drop in for the puck system on my 2016 Ram 3500 dually. We pull a 42 foot fifth wheel camping and it does the business. Easy hook up with one person and the color coded handle comes in handy. Recommended buy! 421309


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After a year, it is still like new. Couple grease points and using a hitch plate and really can not tell it has been used. The hitch is great and well recommended!

Tyler S - 08/17/2018

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This has been a good choice for a hitch. It's reasonably priced hitch and does the job it's made for. My rig's GVW is 15,000, so this is sufficient for me. My only concerns are that I've had some problems unhitching the trailer. I'm not sure if that's my rig leaning on the jaws or if that's problem with the hitch itself. I don't know it that would have been a problem if I had bought the B and W or Demco hitch. My second concern is one that can't be corrected as far as I know. I've got a dually and it's difficult for me to reach the handle because of my height. I carry a small step ladder to get over the fender for that. When I ordered the hitch, it was time sensitive, since after I ordered one form another site, the order never came through. I called etrailer, and they promised a quick delivery, and they came through. It was a pleasure working with them. They get 5 stars! 400161



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2016 Ram 3500

Great product Every thing was here Easy install 373814



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2016 Ram 3500

HITCH FIT IN TRUCK PERFECTLY WITH LITTLE ADJUSTMENT. IT IS BUILT VERY HEAVY AND SHOULD WORK WELL FOR YEARS.WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. 341650



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2016 Ram 3500

I have been towing a trailer since 1988. I have had several hitches from different manufacturers. The curt Q20 is the best hitch I have owned. There is a lot of pluses to this hitch the way it is designed. It was worth the money when you consider the peace of mind when towing. 329310



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2015 Ram 3500

I have had this hitch for a year now. I tow a 38 ft 5th wheel approx. 16000 lbs. It is very easy to hitch and un-hitch. Very stable ride. I think this is a great product. Very important to keep it lubed, but it is easy to lube. 324260


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I have been using now for over two years many miles on the 5th wheel and hitch. I have had zero problems with it, still functions great. As I stated above you must keep it lubed for easy release of the hitch, but it is very easy to lube. Great product.

Kevin G - 12/12/2017

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2015 Ram 2500

Product fit and worked perfect. etrailer.com excellent to deal with. Thank you Bill 317416



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2015 Ram 3500

Easy to get in and out...pretty heavy, but doable with one decently strong man. Like it a lot! 312464



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2016 Ram 2500

Got everything in a timely manner, easy to install, took a couple of hours but took my time, torque wrench is really the only thing I had to buy. Pick up 5th wheel 10/22.can't wait to use it. Oh by the way the box was beat up and repaired. Might want to talk to Curt and have them put the hitch in a more sturdier box. Box is very thin for shipping 308243



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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with the Curt fifth wheel and with the truck being set up for the hitch it is fantastic. I rigged up an eye hook in a stud in the ceiling (of the garage) and got a 1.5 ton chain hoist and can lift the fifth wheel in and out of the truck in five minutes! Then I sit it on a furniture mover and roll it over into a corner of the garage. 297975



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Dodge Ram Pickup

2016 Ram 3500 Long Box with factory 5th wheel prep. Hitch shipped on the 7th work day from order date and was delivered two days later. The boxes took a beating but the hitch arrived in prefect condition. Installation was not difficult. Will not have an opportunity to tow with it until next month. 283058



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Contacted etrailer about fifth wheel hitch made by curt and spoke with Anthony W. He was very knowledgeable , helpful and courteous. Had it shipped to another address and kept me informed daily on it's whereabout and delivery date. The package was packed good and was received with no damage. Installation took about an hour with very easy instructions. My truck is a 2016 Ram 3500 with 5th wheel prep package. Picked up 5th wheel in Oklahoma City and drove out to CA, hitch worked great. If your looking for a great product i recommend e trailer. Thanks Jamie L. 273689



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Etrailer personnel were helpful answering questions. Purchasing was easy and my 5th wheel assembly was shopped immediately. Great service. 271352



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2016 Ram 3500

Seems nice but I can't assemble it because the bolts that connect the head to the feet are missing. I called etrailer and they are having some bolts mailed to me. it took about 12 days to arrive after I ordered it. 266744



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Dodge Ram Pickup

My curt c16530-16021 has been a great 5th wheel hitch. It's worked flawlessly over the last year which we traveled extensively hooking and unhooking several times a week. The absolute best thing about this hitch is the ease of installation in the bed, of course you have to have the Dodge Ram 5th wheel bed option. Release the puck locks and it slips directly into the bed frame, close the puck locks and your ready to go about a 5 minute job. 252770



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Dodge Ram Pickup

I must say that I could not be more pleased with the entire process of purchasing and installing our Curt fifth wheel hitch form etrailer. The hitch was delivered by UPS, right on time and in excellent condition. The hitch went together in less than a half an hour. It fits my Ram 3500 perfectly. I am really impressed with the engineering of this hitch. If your looking for a fifth wheel hitch at a very fair price go Curt from etrailer. 236613



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Saved myself about $150 buying this online from Etrailer instead of my local rv/camping shop. My hitch arrived on time. The boxes were tore up but the website warned me about that ahead of time. Packaging wasn't an issue as all items were inside and intact. Assembly was simple and I had plenty of help from all the instructional videos I found on YouTube. Great hitch and I highly recommend that you purchase your new hitch from Etrailer. 232806


Comments

Excellent! No issues.

GP - 11/30/2016

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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

I am very pleased with this product installation is quick and simple all parts go together with ease and bolt up tight 217295



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Great hitch. Great service before and after the sale. 216646



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2015 Ram 3500

just installed, will do more text when I use it on fifthwheel 215374



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Juanita was terrific to work with on selecting my first 5th Wheel hitch for my first 5th Wheel. The Curt Q20 for the Dodge Ram factory tow package (pucks) was a cinch to put together and install. Bargain price and Worked flawlessly. Now if my backing skills were a little better, all would be right with the world. Practice, Practice, Practice...... Top recommendations for the Curt Q20 and etrailer.com!!! 213623



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Melinda at was great and help select the best hitch solution for my needs. Hitch arrived exactly when promised. Hitch itself appears to be solidly built. Some minor irritations like the locking pin cables crimped so hard that the cables were cut in two on two of the four leg pins. Will have to do my own anchors for those. Also packaging, as noted in other reviews, is pretty weak. After opening I understand why the whole box was wrapped in shrink wrap. Looked like a war was conducted inside with piece parts scattered to the winds. Shrink wrap kept it all inside thankfully Install was straight forward, and went in easy with two people. Could be a little challenging for one person. Hitch now resides on a RAM 2500 8ft with 5th wheel OEM prep. 5th wheel gets picked up next week. 203293


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So far, this hitch has been absolutely trouble free. The two piece design makes for a uick and easy removal or install when I need the bed to be free of restrictions ! Happy camper

Tim D - 06/14/2016

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I purchased my Curt hitch with great help from eTrailer. I also took advantage of their price guarantee which they were very helpful with. I received my rebate in only a few days. 179203



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The transaction exceeded my expectation. 166738



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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



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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


Easy to assemble. Perferct fit with my Bakflip tonneau cover. 450689



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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


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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


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


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


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


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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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ram 3500 with Factory Installed 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • There are actually several hitches available now that fit directly into the 2016 Ram factory OEM prep package. There is also an option to use a special adapter if you already have a hitch or if you plan on getting a slider hitch (for short bed trucks). The hitches that fit directly are: # BWRVK3600, rated for 25K # C16545-16021, rated for 24K # C16530-16021, rated for 20K # C16520-16021, rated for 16K, dual jaw # C16515-16021, rated for 16K, slide-bar jaw You can also use adapter...
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  • Best Way to Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer With 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 With Factory Tow Prep Package
  • In my opinion, the best way to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with the OEM fifth wheel prep package is to use a fifth wheel hitch that fits the in-bed pucks in your truck bed. You have several hitch options that will work, but my favorite is the B&W Companion 25K Fifth Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3600. This hitch will drop right into the pucks in the truck bed and once it is removed, you will have full access to your bed. Curt also makes fifth wheel hitches for the...
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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 A20 and Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2018 Ram 3500 Factory Rail Kit
  • For your 2018 Ram with the factory rail kit the two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 for Ram Trucks # C16530-16021 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 For Ram Rail Kits # C16044 is a limited lifetime warranty and the A20 has an improved jaw design over the older Q20. This means better contact for a smoother towing experience. I attached pictures of the jaws on both hitches for you to check out and compare as well. You'll see the A20 jaws...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Towing Options For A 2015 Ram 3500 Dually Diesel
  • The first thing you will need to do before purchasing any equipment is to extensively research towing, in particular 5th wheel towing. A good place to start is our 5th wheel help article which I have attached for your review. There are three different types of hitches to consider when towing a 5th wheel trailer. The first one is a fixed hitch. A fixed hitch features a center mounted hitch that does not move or account for clearance issues with the cab. These are generally used on trucks...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Options for 2013 Ram 3500 W/ OEM Factory Heavy Duty Trailering Package
  • We have a few different hitches available that would use the puck system installed in your truck bed. Curt offers the # C16520-16021 in a 16K capacity, # C16530-16021 in a 20K capacity or # C16545-16021. Curt makes a nice hitch, which features a 360 degree articulating cushioned head. B&W offers the Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # BWRVK3600 with a whopping 25K capacity, and Reese offers the # RP30160 hitch with a 20K capacity. This hitch features a single, wrap around jaw, which...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Sidewinder Recommendations for 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory 5th Wheel Package
  • Short bed trucks like your 2014 Ram 3500 with factory 5th wheel prep package pose a challenge to making tight turns with your 5th wheel. Sidewinders are a great solution since they move the trailer's actual pivot point back by 22-inches to provide better trailer-to-cab clearance. You will need to find the existing pin box's part number in order to check for availability of a Sidewinder replacement pin box (or an Air-Ride Sidewinder). The linked article includes a listing of Sidewinder...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation to fit 2015 Ram 3500 Factory Rail Kit that is Shorter than 14 inch
  • I have a similar solution that will work, but since you need a 14 inch tall hitch and the fact that you can't just replace the legs of your # RP30081 with the # RP30864 you would need the part # C16530-16021. The height adjustability of this hitch is 13-17 inches and it is designed to fit the factory rail kit of your 2015 Ram 3500 so it would be what I recommend.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 3500 with Factory Prep Package
  • You are correct, Curt Q20 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16530-16021 comes with the head and the base to install directly into the bed of your 2015 Ram 3500 with the factory prep package. No other parts are needed! I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you. There are several other hitches that will also install directly. You can use the B&W 25K hitch # BWRVK3600, the Curt 24K hitch, # C16545-16021, the Reese 20K hitch, # RP30160, and Curt 18K hitch # C16520-16021. I...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Options for a 2014 Ram 3500 Short Bed with OEM Prep Package
  • You have a couple of options since your 2014 Ram 3500 short bed came with the factory prep package. For a hitch that fits directly into the factory prep package you can use Curt 16K hitch # C16515-16021 or # C16520-16021, 20K hitch # C16530-16021, or 24K hitch # C16545-16021. You could also use B&W 25K hitch # BWRVK3600. But with any of the above options, because they are all fixed hitches, you would have to also use a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer. A Sidewinder moves the pivot...
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  • Differences Between Curt Fifth Wheel Hitches for 2018 Ram 2500
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 we have the # C16520-16021 which is the Curt A16 hitch and the # C16530-16021 which is the Q20. Aside from the weight capacity differences the A series of hitches has a upgraded head and jaw design that's a bit more robust. So for the A20 that fits your truck instead you'd want the part # C16044. Basically you'd want to determine the weight of the trailer you plan to tow and then get the hitch that best matches the capacity needed. The A Series is the latest and...
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  • List of 5th Wheel Hitches that Fit Directly in Factory Prep Package in 2016 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • There are several 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly in the 4 pucks in the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2016 Ram 3500 long bed. I have compiled a list of them below for you: 25K B&W Companion # BWRVK3600 25K Curt # C16049 24K Curt # C16545-16021 20K Curt # C16530-16021 or # C16044 16K Curt # C16520-16021 20K Reese # RP30160 I have also included links to videos of these hitches for you.
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