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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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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   (248 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


Comments

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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Hitch delivered earlier than expected and matched up perfectly with mounting rails. Have not hooked up to fifth wheel yet but looks very strong. 352523



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Simple assembly. Only hard part was getting the pins in with new rubber spacers... took a little work... 342688


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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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  • Can a GMC Sierra 3500 Diesel Tow a 16,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • You did not mention the year of your GMC Sierra 3500 but looking back at the last few years (2013 to 2016) the 3500 diesel models can tow at least 17,000 pounds so a trailer weighing 16,000 pounds would not be a problem. If you can tell me the year of your truck I can verify that. It is also listed in the owner's manual in the towing section. The 20K Curt hitch, # C16130 for long beds or # C16536 for short beds, is an excellent choice. These hitches have a 360 cushioned head for ease...
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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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  • What is The Maximum Towing Capacity of a 2006 Chevy Silverado
  • To determine the maximum trailer weight capacity you can tow with your 2006 Chevy Silverado, you will need take your Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and subtract that by the the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of your truck from the (GCWR) that will give you the maximum Gross Trailer Weight (GTW). This can all be found on the information tag located inside the driver door jamb. As long as the maximum towing capacity of your truck is higher than the gross trailer weight of your 5th wheel,...
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  • Gooseneck Adapter For Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch
  • There is not a square shank adapter for the B-W Companion Sliding Hitch # BWRVK3400 for any other underbed gooseneck system. It is only compatible with the B&W gooseneck system. You may be able to use the Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter for Curt Double Lock Gooseneck Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs # C16210 although this is not a confirmed fit. If that adapter fits, you could use it along with any standard sliding hitch like the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider -...
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  • Where to Grease a Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • The Curt Q20 5th wheel hitches # C16536 and # C16130 have grease fittings on them on the underside of the head, left and right side and a grease fitting down between the jaws. I included a picture showing the locations for you. to access the one between the jaws you will need to have the jaws closed. Black graphite grease is recommended for the jaw pins and the lower bearing assembly jaw. You can use a regular manual grease gun such as # L30200 if you do not have one. Next, if you...
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  • How Long Does it Take to Install a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • We estimate that it will take about 6 hours to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation kit in a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500. A lot depends on the installer's experience and skill. Once the installation kit is done putting the hitch in the rails will only take a couple of minutes. The reason that it takes so long is that the install kit included with Curt trailer hitch # C16636 is a universal kit which requires more drilling than a custom kit. You could use custom kit, # C16418-204,...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Pickup Truck With Rambox
  • I just spoke with my contact at Curt and they told me that the Rambox does pose a big problem with your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 and towing with a fifth wheel hitch. With the small area in the bed of the truck, it does not allow enough room to operate the handle of a slider fifth wheel hitch, and if a stationary hitch is installed, clearance is an issue. The type trailer you are towing is a big factor as well. If it is an older style trailer with the front corners at 90 degrees, they pose a...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch Options For 2015 Ram 2500 Truck With Short Bed
  • With the size of your new trailer I recommend a Sidewinder to replace the pin box. You can use the formula to calculate the distance you would get with a sliding fifth wheel hitch versus a Sidewinder, that will let you execute a 90 degree turn. The formula is (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from center of fifth wheel hitch jaw to truck cab. (since you do not have a fifth wheel installed you can measure from about 1 or 2 inches in front of the center of the axle) B = Length...
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  • Is Valley Power Pull Glider 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible w/ Prep Package on 2016 Ram 3500 6 Ft Bed
  • Let's start with the Valley hitch. If your Power Pull Glider uses industry standard rails, like part # RP58058, then you could use the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter, # RP30154, to mount your Valley fifth wheel in your 2016 Ram 3500. As for a Curt hitch, I would recommend the following sliding fifth wheel hitches, # C16521 for 16K, # C16536 for 20K, and # C16546 for 24K. These sliding hitches will require the use of Adapter Rail, # C16022. The factory prep packages do not include a hitch...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2013 Ram 3500
  • I have a solution that will allow you to pull a fifth wheel trailer with your 2013 Ram 3500, however, it appears that Pullrite does not have an installation kit that will fit the 2013 Ram 3500 for the SuperGlide hitch at this time. There has been quite a controversy over the 2013 Ram OEM fifth wheel packages because it was released before there were any compatible fifth wheel hitches or adapters available. Dodge also changed the design of the 2013 Ram trucks which required changes to aftermarket...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Either the Curt # C16536 Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch w/ Slider with its 20K capacity or the 20K Capacity B&W BWRVK3270 Patriot Sliding Fifth wheel hitch would be a great choice. Both hitches are high quality, and would offer you a secure, relatively smooth ride. For the Curt hitch, use the # C16426-204 rail kit or for the B&W Patriot, use # BWRVK2601. My only issue with bed rail mounted hitches is the fact that the rails remain in the bed when you're not using the hitch. If you don't use...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2011 GMC 2500 HD with 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • I personally recommend going with the Curt A20 slider, part # C16541, and Custom Base Rails, # RP56001-53. The A20 has a gross towing weight capacity of 20,000 pounds. The Quick Install Custom Base Rails, # RP56001-53, include brackets that mount to existing holes in truck frame, minimizing drilling and measuring. Installing the rails yourself should not be an issue, especially when using the custom mounting brackets. I have attached an installation video for these rails on a...
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  • Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Jaws Will Not Open to Uncouple Trailer
  • It sounds like there may be something mechanically wrong with the Curt hitch # C16536. If the trailer king pin ever rested on top of the jaws or it was locked and the king pin ran into them it could have damaged something and now it is behaving in this manner. Or if this is a new problem it could just be that the hitch needs to be lubricated. Follow the maintenance instructions for the areas that require lubrication. You do not want to just use any grease because some greases are not...
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Hitch For 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel With Air Suspension
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and we have a solution for your 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel with air suspension if it is not a stepside/flareside. Due to the air system we do not have a fifth wheel installation kit that is a fit by itself. I recommend the Curt Double Lock, Flip And Store Gooseneck Hitch, part # C60607. The hitch ball can be removed to give you complete access to your truck bed when you are not towing. This hitch does require the Curt 600 Series Installation Kit, part...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit Options for a 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • There are fifth wheel base rail kits available for the 2013 Ram 3500 short bed as long as it does not have the Ram OEM fifth wheel prep package. For the 3500 models, I recommend the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16426-204. This kit will fit the short and long bed models and will not require any drilling into the frame to install. I have attached a link to the installation instructions for you to check out. I also attached a link to all of the fifth wheel kits that are available...
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  • Finding Replacement Parts For a Curt 5th Wheel
  • Good news, I can help you find the replacement parts for your Curt 5th Wheel. As long as Curt sells a particular part as a replacement we should be able to get you the part for your Curt Slider # C16536. We have several replacement parts already listed for the Curt Q20 # C16130 and will continue to grow as demand and availability of the item is requested. The Curt Q20 you purchased has a warranty, but we know that it doesn't cover normal wear and tear. We try to connect the...
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  • Proper Lubrication of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • For the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16536, Curt does recommend that black graphite grease be used for the jaw before each individual use and every 1,000 miles thereafter. Black graphite grease can usually be obtained at a local auto parts or hardware store and will probably just be labeled as "graphite grease". If you do not already have a manual grease gun, you can use # L30200. You can use the grease fitting that is centered in the cast base plate to grease the lower bearing...
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