Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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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 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb 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 C16536 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/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16536

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb 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
  • 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
  • Non-binding slider provides clearance required for short-bed pickup 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)
    • 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
  • 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: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 17-1/2" - 21-1/2"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q20 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).


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.


R20 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.



16536 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch with R20 Roller

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16550 Curt R20 Fifth-Wheel Roller - 20,000 lbs



C16536 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16536 Installation instructionsC16536 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions C16536 Installation instructions



Video of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - 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 - C16536 Review

Today we're going to review part number C16536. This is the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with the Curt R20 Slider. This is a Dual Jaw design hitch and has a 20,000 lbs weight capacity. Now, for demonstration purposes, I have this mounted on some base rails just to give you an idea of how this would install on your truck bed. Now, this is a 2-Jaw locking system right up there which will provide 360-degrees jaw-to-king-pin contact. That will give you less rattle, more security than some of the slide-bar models. The head on this is a unique spherical axial bearing which allows easy pivoting of the hitch head.

Gives you a smooth, 360-degree movement, not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting. It does have some built-in cushioning absorbs road shock. Now there's also 3 Lube points on this hitch head. On each side there's a grease zerk fitting. Right in the middle there's a grease zerk fitting so you can actually lubricate the points on your hitch head that move to help give it longevity. Now, this is on a non-binding slider which will provide clearance that's required for short-bed pickups to turn safely at slow speeds.

That'll prevent the trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns like when you're maneuvering in your camp site. It does slides smoothly right here on this rounded, non-binding rods. Now, the sliders is designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'. Then it is not recommended for use on truck beds that are shorter than 6'. The handle right here, you can see, has a lockable handle right here, lets you easily secure your trailer to the hitch once your kingpins in. Has a pinning clip that's included.

That you can just pop the pin and clip off. Lets open this latch and then you can open the handle. It's also big enough, the holes are, that if you put this across you can actually use a padlock in there. A lot of people might, for additional security. Run a padlock through there, now the padlock is sold separately on our website. This is a short-throw, single-handle operation.

Basically, if you just take the pin and clip off, leave the latch down. I'm going to show you, I got an example of a kingpin here, but if you just push, pull this handle, it's, there you go. Pull it all the way out, you can see it'll lock into the uncoupled position. Got the kingpin out of there. Now, it's uncoupled, ready to be coupled. What you got to do is just lift up on this latch. When you do that it'll drop down to the couple position. Now it's ready for the kingpin to slide in there. Once it slides in there, given example, this is an example of a kingpin. Now, it's set up to when it's slides in, it'll push back on those jaws. When it does that it'll drop the handle into the lock position. Then you can put your pin and clip or padlock if you decide to use it. Right back into place. This is a self-aligning head which will pivot for simple hookup. Now, it does come with this plastic lube plate that you can put on your kingpin. What that will allow you to do is once it's on your kingpin on your pin box, helps slide on to their and gives you some lubrication between the hitch head and the kingpin. It also come with sound dampeners that, those have already installed, basically it's a square rubber piece with a hole on the middle. That you would put those between the rails and these legs of the slider. You put those on the tabs that dropped into the rails. What that'll do is to give you a rubber cushion between the rails and the legs of the sliders so that'll give you less rattle. Now, also this center cross member, on the ends here, there's actually three rows of holes. You can see there's two bolts on each sides. Depending on, if you raise that cross member into whichever the level of holes you want. You can actually get a 4" range of height adjustment. That's for your hitch height which means the measure in from your truck bed to the top of your hitch. You want to try and get that as close to perfect as possible. You'd, by changing the cross member on those three rows of holes, the range will be anywhere from 17 1/2" to 21 1/2". Now, I do want to swing this around to the back. Just to show you a few features on the back here of the hitch. With this all the way turned around, you can see there's actually 2 pins and clips right there. Basically, that lets you and allows you to remove the head. Makes it easy for one person to remove the hitch. If you're done towing and you want to take this out of your truck bed, if you try to take the whole unit out it's pretty heavy. Even it's heavy for two people. The cut down on that, what you can do is you pull these two pins and clips out on one side, the same on this side. It'll allow this head to come out of the cross member so it lightens it up for one person to do it. Go ahead and put that back in. Now, there's also back here right on the handle, you'll see some colors. That's actually a three point indicator system. The color coding on this makes it tells you if your hitch is ready to uncouple, couple, or tow and these colors, these indicators are visible from the cab so when you're in the cab, you'll be able to see when you hook up if it's ready to couple or if it's locked in to the two position. Just to show you that again, we'll take the pin and clip out. Again, right now, you see the king pins installed and it's showing green, so that means it's locked, ready to be towed. The green would indicate tow position. If we just slide this, again, if I just pull this out all the way, king pin comes out. You can see now it's showing red. Red means that it's in the uncoupled position, the haws are open and it's uncoupled. If you drop this, if you just lift up on this, that drops it to yellow. You'll see the yellow in the window there, that means it's coupled. Now, it's available to where the jars are ready when the king pin drops in there, it would wrap around the king pin. Just to show you that, like we did earlier, if you watch that color right now it showing and if you're in the cab of the truck, you'll be able to see when you're backing on the king pin, it's yellow, which means it's able to couple. Once the king pin comes in, you can see the jaws wrap around it, locks in the position, and shows green, green means you're ready to tow. All you have to do is put your pin and clip, and position, locks the tab in, locks the handle, the king pin's all locked up, ready to go. There are also, when I spin this around, I'm going to show you how the slider works. There's a color line on this slider handle over here and one over here. The green is over here and red is over there. That also indicate if the slider is locked in position or not locked. I'll show you that in a minute here. Let's swing this back around. I had mentioned, for demonstrations in this video, I got it mounted on some rails. Now, the rails, the base rails and the installation kits, which are the mounting brackets that go to the frame of your vehicle on the side here. These are all sold separately. We recommend just go to our website, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you the choices you have. This hitch will work with industry standard rails made by Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, and Valley. I do recommend that if you go to look up your base rails and installation kit, that if there is a vehicle specific bracket kit available for your application, we highly recommend to do that because it will simplify the installation probably about half the time as a universal kit. Now, it's not available for all applications but the popular ones that is available so far, we do highly recommend that. The hitch is made of a sturdy steel construction. Has a nice durable carbide powder coat finish. Gross towing weight capacity on this is 20,000 pounds. Vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 4,000 pounds. I did mention the height adjustment you can set is anywhere from 17 1/2" up to 21 1/2". The slider has 12" of movement, front to back. Just to show you how the slider works, if you pull this handle right now, it's in the locked towing position. Let's turn it just a little bit so you could see. There's a green here, that's the locked towing position, which you want to do, is when you go to, if you want to go to maneuvering position or where you'd get to your campground, you want to maneuver in the sharp, sharp turns in a small area. You want the maneuvering position, you wanted to go back further to the tailgate. What you'd do is pull out on this handle, just like this, and then you'll turn it counter-clockwise, push the handle towards the cab of the vehicle or counter-clockwise. Now, that will allow this to unlock and you could see the red showing right now, that means it's unlocked. So if you go, this will slide to the maneuvering position. You see there's a little cut out here, when it hits that area, which is 12", the handle will automatically slide over and lock and it's no longer showing red. But over here, it will show green. On the pin, green is sticking out so you'll be able to see that. Now, you're locked in a maneuver position, you can maneuver your trailer into a campground where you need. Now, if you're all done camping and you're ready to go, what you can do is unlock it from the maneuvering. Now, when you do the unlocking from maneuvering, what you got to do is pull it and go clockwise. If you're going to go to maneuvering, it's counter-clockwise, if you're going to go to towing, you put the handle clock, or clockwise. What it'll allow you to do, is this will slide all the way back towards the cab in the towing position. Same way when it hit that slots in there, that groove. Handles slides in, red is no longer showing. If I turn this you'll probably able to see the green. There's the green ring showing on the pin right over here, it means it's in the lock position so you're good to go. That should do it for the review on part number C16536. The Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with the Curt R20 Slider, the Dual Jaw Design and the 20,000 Weight Capacity. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16536

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

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

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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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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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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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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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After the delivery truck driver just basically threw the hitch, sliders and adapter rails off the truck and dragged them through the door of our offices. (Even though we have a warehouse and a forklift). I got the forklift and a co-worker and we picked the destroyed boxes and parts up and put them up in the back of my truck. The entire hitch package weights around 280 lbs, be sure to have help to move and install it. etrailer and Curt replaced the stickers that were scraped off the hitch by the hard landing and after some re-painting of the black parts it looks alright and works great. We have around 7,200 miles towing with it so far and it's just starting to get broken in. Great product, very strong (but heavy) 628568



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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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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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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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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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No problems with hook ups or disconnects. Very well built and looks good too! 642005



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Great product I love it. 610361



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



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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



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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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slide works great. very nice product. 570222



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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



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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



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



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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



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



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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



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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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Great item and shipped very fast!! Looking forward to some warmer weather to install the hitch. The prices were GREAT. Better than anywhere else I checked. Wonderful shopping experience. Hitch arrived in great condition, and offered very nice features. Thanks very much!!!! 492769



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Good product. Had no issues. Would buy from this company again. 484672



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The curt Q20 5th wheel hitch with the r20 slider performed exactly as it should. It fit the Ram puck system pretty well. The only issues I had was because of the slider I had to have the pin box on camper raised as it was nose high while hooked to the truck even on the lowest setting. 477931


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Really has worked exactly as it should. Almost found out the hard way when to use it as I was doing a u turn in a parking lot and stop the truck just as the camper touched the truck, pushed the slider back and all is well. I argued that I did not need the slider and the exact issue the sales lady quoted me, I got out of because she did her job and I bought the slider. Glad I did. Thank you very much.

Robert - 02/22/2019

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Looks good as advertised. All the parts were there and arrived in a few days. Installation took 4 hours in the driveway. Luckily I had a helper with small hands. It was the second hitch I got from etrailer. On the road we go. Very good retailer. 475160



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Parts were what we expected and in good condition 465667



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We received a complete order and on time 465666



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I have about 10,000 miles on this hitch. It's really good for the price. The only downside is the slider binds pretty bad after about the first month. The rails started to get small indentions and pits making the wheels on the rails VERY difficult to slide. I managed but just upgraded to a demco auto slide hitch. Don't listen to the internet bad asses. If you have a shorted pickup, buy a slider. If you tow more than from your storage yard to the local RV Park, you will NEED it. 461446



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Quality item. 460887



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This has been a very good hitch. However, it can be a bit sticky when it is time for it to slide. Often need to chock the wheels to get it to slide. I do like the color coded indicators. It lets you know that the hitch is locked up solid. 459780



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best hitch i have used in 23 years of 5th wheel use 446320



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Very happy with this hitch. Gets the job done and easy to use. 439006



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First hitch came Mon. (Damaged unfortunately) spoke to Jackie Wed. replacement arrived Fri. And installed it Sat. ?? Great people to work with!! 429348



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Easy to order and was fair priced. Received sooner than expected. It was a good thing this product was made of steel as the Delivery "UPS" damaged the outside of the boxes. No harm came to the product. 428614



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Fits great and looks like truck came with it 407505



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Love the ease of operation. Will definitely stick with Curt hitches 405727



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It works as well as what was said it would I had the Q16 and theQ20 is far superior the only complaint I have is it needs to be packaged better was missing a few washers where the bag was torn. 404563



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Arrived with rubber handle cut. Only item with minimal damage from shipping. Need to improve the packaging for shipping. Arrived quickly! 396455



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Great product works very well only 45 minutes to install thanks 395628



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Perfect fit for my 3500HD! 392938



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Etrailer is a company that I will recommend to anyone that has the need for trailer equipment. Thank you to the team that got my order shipped ahead of schedule. As for the Curt Q20/R20 hitch and installation kit it was a fairly easy installation on my Dodge Ram 2500. Everything was exactly as the videos on the etrailer site had stated. 378119



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This 5th wheel set up is the best that I have ever used. Set up was simple and structurally well built. Brian at Etrailer was excellent in the ordering process and delivery was with in 2 days, far better than I had expected. I would recommend Etrailer to anyone. 377278



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I've just gotten the hitch installed. I'm using a drop in mount for a goose neck ball under the bed. The fit and finish of this hitch is outstanding....very heavy duty...emphasis on the heavy....it's certainly robust. Everything bolted together cleanly and excellently....the directions were fairly straight-forward. I haven't towed with it yet, but will this weekend, I'll add more once I do. 365233



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Product fits great and ordering was very easy thanks to Rachel. 365110



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This is an awesome, rock solid setup. Had a BW setup before and this is better. 364194



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Pulls a 16,100 lb 5th Wheel from my 2500 Chevy Diesel like butter..... Very quite hitch. It will disconnect and hook up from pretty odd angles just fine. I Like it LOTS. 362425



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Looks just like the picture when installed! Love it... Easy to install, can't wait to put it to use. Only complaint was shipping. 361794


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  • What Is Difference Between Curt Q20 and A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • There are differences between the Curt A20 # C16541 and Curt Q20 # C16536. The two largest differences is the limited warranty on the Q20 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 is a limited lifetime warranty. Also, the Q20 features the 360-degree movement with the spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting of the hitch head. This feature however, is why the Q20 is not compatible with a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box which the A20 is.
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt Q20 and A20 5th Wheel Hitches for a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500
  • First off the Q20 # C16536 has a 10-year limited warranty as opposed to the A20 # C16541 which has a limited lifetime warranty for the hitch and a 10 year limited for the roller. Since the Q20 has a spherical axial bearing that allows it to move 360 degrees; not just side to side. This makes it easier to attach to your trailer and allows for a smooth ride. Even though the A20 has great comfort as well, the Q20 has an edge. Please note that the Q20 is not compatible with a Revolution...
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  • Will a B&W Patriot or Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The B&W Patriot 5th wheel trailer hitches, # BWRVK3255 for long beds and # BWRVK3270 for short beds, fit in industry standard above the bed rails. If you have industry standard rails in your truck bed then you can use the Patriot hitch. If you do not have an installation kit with above the bed rails I would just need to know the year of your Silverado 2500 to recommend one. If you have the Patriot now and want to switch to the Curt hitch # C16536 the Curt hitch will fit in the same rails...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 2500 With Factory Rails/Puck System
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter # AM3200 can be used in your short bed 2017 Ram 2500 with factory pucks but you would need to use the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram # RP30154. The Andersen does have 9 inches of offset but does not move the actual pivot point rearward for your trailer so there is no certainty in regards to whether or not you can make a 90 degree turn. The 9 inch offset may not be enough, and because most sliding hitches...
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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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  • Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Silverado 2500 Short-Bed Towing Montana 5th Wheel
  • A short-bed pickup like your 6-1/2-foot-bed 2018 Silverado 2500 will need a sliding type 5th wheel hitch in order to have enough turning clearance to avoid contact between the truck cab and the trailer overhang. Slider hitches come in both manual and automatic types. Since your Montana has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 16750-lbs I suggest selecting a hitch with a 20K weight rating to provide you with a good safety margin. If your 2500 does NOT have the factory 5th wheel...
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  • Recommended Installation Kit for Curt Q20 w/R20 Slider # C16536 on 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 6.6 Bed
  • To install the Curt Q20 with R20 slider rails # C16536 into your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6 foot bed without factory bed rails you will want the custom installation kit # C16411-204. This kits visible rails have the carbide finish to match your Curt Q20 fifth wheel hitch. We usually recommend sticking with the same manufacturer rail kit as hitch that you plan on using. The reason for this is that the manufacturers test their fifth wheel hitches on their rails. For a great...
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  • Differences Between Curt A20 and Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • The two largest differences are the limited warranty on the Q20 # C16536 is 10 years for the hitch and lifetime for the legs while the A20 # C16541 is a limited lifetime warranty. Also, the Q20 features the 360-degree movement with the spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting of the hitch head. This feature however, is why the Q20 is not compatible with a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box which the A20 is.
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  • Adding a Gooseneck Hitch or 5th Wheel Hitch to a 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Prep Package
  • Reese Elite Series Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP30845 was designed for aftermarket under bed 5th wheel installation kits but not the factory set up on your 2016 GMC Sierra 3500. But if the truck also has the center hole for a gooseneck ball you can use # C60692 to add a ball and safety chain loops. If you do not have the center gooseneck hole then I recommend using a 5th wheel trailer hitch that mounts directly to the factory prep package. If your truck is a long bed you can...
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  • How Much Does the Curt R20 Round Tube Slider Weigh
  • The weight of the Curt R20 Round Tube Slider part # C16550 which are the same rails that are included with the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16536 is around 140 lbs.
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  • Is Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch Adapter # C16023 Compatible With Husky Fixed Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • The Curt Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # C16023 will work with your Husky fifth wheel hitch if your hitch works with industry-standard rails. They have not been tested together but should be compatible. If you have a short bed on your Silverado, a slider is strongly recommended. Another option for your 2017 Silverado if it is a short bed, is to buy a sliding fifth wheel hitch that is compatible with the # C16023 like part # C16536. If you have an 8 ft bed on your...
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  • 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Hitch Options for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Diesel Short Bed
  • If your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 diesel short bed has 5 holes in the bed then it has the factory-installed puck system that accepts a fixed 5th wheel hitch like the 24K Curt # C16545-16025. For a slider hitch setup you can use adapter # C16023 to allow use of a slider like # C16536. For a gooseneck kit for this package we have part # C60692 from Curt. If it has dealer-installed industry-standard above-bed 5th wheel rails then you can use a sliding 5th wheel hitch such as Curt #...
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  • What is Weight of Curt R20 Slider Base
  • The weight of the Curt R20 Round Slider part # C16550 is 140 lbs.
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  • Recommended Lower Profile Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Your existing Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # C16536 features a hitch height of 17-1/2 inches to 21-1/2 inches. There is nothing you can really do to allow this model hitch to sit lower than the lowest 17-1/2 inch setting. If you are having trouble getting your trailer level when hooking up, you may also be able to adjust the height setting of the pin box on the trailer. Otherwise, there are lower profile options available for a sliding fifth-wheel hitch that you can look...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for 2002 Silverado 2500 HD with 6-1/2-foot Bed
  • The best type of truck to pull a larger 5th wheel trailer such as a 39-foot Jayco is a 1-ton long-bed. Long beds avoid the issue of too little turning clearance and 1-tons will have the power needed to pull a heavy trailer without strain. They also avoid the need for slider hitches which usually require you to get out of the truck to release the slide before making a tight turn in a campground. Trucks with a 6-1/2-foot bed will require you to use a sliding type hitch unless the trailer...
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  • Curt Q20 Slider Compatibility With Adapter For Factory Rails On 2017 GMC Sierra 3500
  • The Curt Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16536 and the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16541 are compatible with any of the adapters to standard rails that will work with your current Reese 16K slider and your GMC factory rail system. I am interested in knowing which adapter you have as the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs # RP30156 is NOT a...
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  • Can B&W Companion 5th-Wheel Hitch be Used with Curt Gooseneck Ball on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • I do have a solution for you, however the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches like the Sliding # BWRVK3400-5W are not compatible with the Curt Gooseneck Hitch installed on your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. As you noted, the B&W uses a square shank while Curt gooseneck balls use a round shank and there is no current shaft or adapter available to allow the use of the two systems together. I recommend using the Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter # C16210. This will work with Curt...
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  • How to Tell the Difference Between the Curt Double Lock & EZr Gooseneck Hitch
  • If you could send me a picture of the gooseneck hitch you have installed in your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 then I would be able to make a more educated guess but based on your description you have the Curt Double Lock Gooseneck Hitch part # C607-604 and the correct adapter would indeed be part # C16210. However, if the gooseneck hitch was installed at the dealer then you would have had the Curt EZr Gooseneck Hitch part # C611-624 and the correct adapter would be part # C16220. I have attached...
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  • Recommended Curt Q20 Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch in 2017 GMC 3500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said the lowest height possible of the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch w/ R20 Slider, # C16536, when used as a slider is 17-1/2 inches. The hitch will not be able to slide properly if you tried to use it in the lowest position which is intended for using this hitch without the slider in a long bed truck. The adjustment increments are 2 inches so you will still have 3 height options. This is a very nice hitch and a good option for your 2017 GMC Sierra 3500...
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