Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16541 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt A20 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 - C16541

  • Curt
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

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


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Interlocking 2-jaw system provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar models
  • 3-Point indicator system - color coding tells you if hitch is ready to uncouple, couple, or tow
    • Lock indicators visible from cab
  • Fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and a stable, quiet ride
    • Self-aligns for easy hookup
    • Suppresses road shock
    • Reduces bothersome towing noise
  • Non-binding slider provides clearance required for short-bed pickups to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
    • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
    • Designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'
      • Not recommended for use on truck beds shorter than 6'
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Single-throw operation
    • Self-resets to the ready-to-couple position after you uncouple your trailer
  • 2 Built-in zerk fittings for easy lubrication
  • Fast 1-pin head removal makes it easy for 1 person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Simple installation with base rails and installation kit (sold separately)
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed base rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 17-1/2" - 21-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for hitch
    • 10-Year limited for roller


Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A20 Two-Piece Interlocking Jaw

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


Three-Point Indicator System

A20 Color Indicator System

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


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.



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C16541 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16541 Installation instructions



Video of Curt A20 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 - C16541 Review

Today we're gonna take a look at the Curt A20 Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the R20 Slider and a 20,000 weight capacity. Now for this video I show it sitting on the above base rails and the install kit to give you an idea what this would look like in your vehicle. The install kit and the base rails we do sell separately. Now this fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. It uses a non-binding slider here to provide an extra 12 inches of clearances which is required for short bed trucks to turn safely at slow speeds, and that prevents your trailer from hitting the cab of your truck during those sharp slow speed turns. It does slide very smoothly on these rounded non-binding rods.

This is designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8 foot, but it's not recommended for use on truck beds that are shorter than 6 foot. The jaw system right here is an interlocking two jaw system which will provide a nice 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact. Because of that it'll give you less rattle, more security than a lot of your slide bar models. The head on this is a fully articulating torsion head, gives you controlled coupling and a nice stable quiet ride. It will self-align for easy hookup, helps suppress any road shock which will reduce bothersome towing noise. If you look on each jaw, there is a grease cert fitting.

There's two of them, one on each jaw. They're built in on the jaws for easy lubrication. The other nice feature on this, they do a fast one-pine head removal, which means if you pop this pin out and slide this large main pin out, you could take the head out of the cross member and then take the cross member off so it makes it easy for one person to remove the hitch from the truck. When you do install the cross member to the slider, there's three rows of holes, and that'll give you a four-inch hitch heighth adjustment, so anywhere from 17 1/2 inches up to 21 1/2 inches, and the hitch heighth is measured from your truck bed to the top of the hitch head, because you want to make sure when you're towing that your fifth wheel and your tow vehicle's as level as possible. This handle is a nice short throw single handle operation. It is lockable. It comes with this pinning clip that you can pop out the pinning clip and then you just pull the handle out.

Now the hole is large enough that you could actually put a padlock through there for extra security. We do sell padlocks separately on our website, and then just lock it. Drop the pin, clip it, you're ready to go. Now the main feature on this is the three point indicator system right back here. It's color coded, and it tells you if your hitch is ready to couple, uncouple, or tow, and it does it by colors, so what I'm gonna do is just turn this around. And what's nice about it, those lock indicators, the colors, are visible from the cab of your truck, so while you're in the cab backing up to hook up, you can watch the colors to make sure what position the jaws are in.

Now that I've got it turned around you can see there's the chart, and right now you'll see it showing a round green mark. That means the jaws are completely around the kingpin and you're already okay to tow. So if you go to open this, and it shows you what they mean. The red is uncouple, green is tow, yellow is couple. You'll notice here if I pull the pinning clip out, take this handle, pull it, rotate it, the jaws open, you can see it moves to a triangular yellow, which means then you're ready to couple. By chance if you go to hook up and the jaw's closed but it shows red, that means it's still uncoupled so you want to go back there and check there why it didn't couple correctly. You always want to make sure when the kingpin slides in that it goes to the round green that means you're ready to go. Here's the handle for that large pin that goes through if you need to remove the head. Let me just rotate this back around. Now this hitch will come with the plastic loupe plate right here. This goes onto your kingpin. It'll let the kingpin glide smoothly into the hitch during hookup. Also comes with the four pins and clips that are used to attach the slider to the base rails. This is a very simple installation. Now as I mentioned, the base rails and the custom installation kit is sold separately, and what I would recommend is you can go onto our website to go to our fit guide, put in your year, make, and model vehicle, and it'll get you the correct base rails and custom installation kit to use this hitch on your vehicle. This hitch is compatible with fifth wheel above bed base rails from BMW, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley. This hitch is a sturdy steel construction. Has a nice durable carbide powder coat finish over it. Few specs on this. The gross towing weight capacity is 20,000 pounds. Vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 5,000 pounds. The slider travel we mentioned is 12 inches front to back. That hitch heighth again that can be adjusted anywheres from 17 1/2 inches all the way up to 21 1/2 inches. Now what I want to do is first demonstrate the head. I have an example. This is what the kingpin would look like on your fifth wheel trailer, so when you're going to hook up, you can see it'll slide right in between the two jaws, and when it gets in far enough, the jaws completely surround the kingpin. The handle goes up, the hole lines up. You can take your pinning clip, drop it right into place, clip it, and it's locked and ready to go. Again, if you look at the color indicator back here, it's showing the round green which means, ready to tow, you're hooked up good. Now to show you how the slider operates. The slider, you just have this main handle here on the driver's side, and what you want to do, right now it's locked in the towing position, which means it's closest to the cab, so you can be on the highway towing. When you get to the campground and you need to back and do some sharp angles, you want to put it to the maneuvering position. That gets you that extra 12 inches. Just pull this handle out and just turn it towards, move that handle towards the cab, and that'll unlock it, and then you'll see as it goes into the maneuvering position, just like that, it locks into place. Now you've gained that extra 12 inches you can maneuver around. When you're done maneuvering and you're hooking up, ready to get back on the road and tow, all you have to do is again pull it out, but this way turn it towards the fifth wheel. Now you're gonna slide into the towing position. Just like that, it moves the 12 inches and then automatically locks into place. Now you're ready to get on the highway and tow the fifth wheel. But that should do it for the review on the Curt A20 Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the R20 Slider, and the 20,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16541

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (122 Customer Reviews)

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

- C16541
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Great hitch, best price around. Would buy another one on a heart beat. The jaws hold the pin nice and tight. 616004



- C16541
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Now this is what I'm talking about. This hitch is great! Very tough, rugged, dependable for all your 5th wheel towing needs. Easy smooth operation to switch from maneuverable position for those tight and sometimes hard to get into spots. Switching to towing mode is a breeze. This hitch limits that bucking and chugging effect as you tow down the highway. Easy to install and in my case I got the over kill with this 18,000 pound towing capacity. I only have a 13,000 pound RV; however I wanted that peace of mind knowing that I have enough strength and security behind me in the bed of my truck. Thanks etrailer for offering great products. 686855



- C16541
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The product arrived 1 day earlier than promised. The instructions were decent, they could of been more inclusive of the different setups, the hitch and sliders didn’t reference how to interface with the Ram puck base. The rubber gaskets for the slider base didn’t fit with the Ram base due to their thickness. You need a 100lbs torque wrench(I rented one from Orielys). All the parts were present. The bad may not of been etrailers fault, but the boxes arrived like they were dropped out of an airplane. Amazingly, nothing was damaged. 712034



- C16541
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Very heavy duty hitch. Initially had some concerns so ordered the 20,000 lbs. instead of the 16000. Very good service from the etrailer representatives. Had some concerns on how long the delivery was going to take, however they were able to get it to me in a very short time. Thank you to the individuals who helped with my order. Danny 340534



- C16541
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Erica B you are the greatest , your customer support was ABOVE & BEYOND you did more for me than most company's ever do . Keep up the good work . Only if we could get the manufactures [CURT] to do what you did. Thanks once again Erica you made my day and then some . Tom 500956



- C16541
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The R20 Roller and the A20 Slider were both pretty easy to install. Except for the weight (Those Things Are HEAVY) It was a straight forward install. What I like is the Quality of the Curt Products. They are a very high Quality product in my opinion. I plan on the wife and I and our Two Main Coons are planning a cross country trip. So I am very excited to get out on the open Road and see where life takes us. What WAS a bear to install was the Rail Kit. It required lots of trips out from under 402224



- C16541
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I recently purchased a fifth wheel hitch for my new truck but wasn't sure I ordered the correct one after hitting the "enter" key! I called etrailer the following morning and found out I had, in fact, ordered the wrong hitch. The young man I spoke with was incredibly helpful - he canceled my initial order, explained what I really needed and why and then placed the order. I went on line the next day and found that the order had somehow been cancelled. I then spoke with LEAH G. She is the bomb. She corrected everything and did her best to expedite shipping including personally making certain that MY shipment was on the last truck of the day. What more can I say. Etrailer.com and Leah G are unbelievably awesome from beginning to end! Thank you for a great experience Conrad 371744


Comments

Everything is still working great!

Conrad C - 04/19/2018

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- C16541
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Installed Curt A20 hitch w/slider rails in 2016 Chevrolet Z71 2500 411359



- C16541
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I chose this setup for the slider option to help with clearance on my Ram 2500. Seems easy to operate and is well built. The head breakdowns with a simple removal shaft so it lightens the unit for easier transport in and out of the bed. 727499



- C16541
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I installed this Hitch on my 2015 F350 6.7l one year ago and absolutely love it.. I have been faithful to the Reese Pro series for ever, so this was a very tough decision to go with Curt and all I can say is that I definitely made the right decision. The hitch fits perfectly under my Pace Edward Jack Rabbit tonneau cover because the release handle lays flat. This enables me to just pull the cover closed after I drop the camper thus keeping the hitch out of sight and my bed dry/extra storage. Now on to function: The slide mechanism works flawlessly and that with a pin weight of 2800lbs. (The Reese always made me fight with the release level) The pin has Zero chuckle Release handle is fantastic, I have been at some odd angles and have never had an issue releasing the pin. What else can I say except I would buy this hitch again in a heart beat. 642137



- C16541
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I've had this hitch for a year now, and everything is working great. Excellent fit and finish. 605897



- C16541
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This product is great still using it and still doing what it's supposed to be doing great product 603905



- C16541
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The product worked as described. Shipping was not good. Part was bent. Caused same issue during installation. 594430



- C16541
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hitch was good . box was all beat to hell. some paint missing where dropped or slid on ground. hitch went together as expected and looks like it will be right. I will find out when I go to pull the RV. 553929



- C16541
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Perfect fit, easy installation, fast shipping, good price. Pictures attached in a 2017 2500HD Z71 Midnight Edition. 511699



- C16541
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I got in the A20 with slider 4 days after I ordered very quick. Came in two boxes. It is heavy to work with but I got it together by myself the directions were good. This was an upgrade and went right onto my existing rails. I needed the extra extra height of this hitch to level my camper. 503889



- C16541
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All put together it is heavy and solid. Not difficult to assemble. 494144



- C16541
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Great product ,straight forward install only took 4 hours on the ground, a plus that it separates to make lighter 483302



- C16541
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I am extremely impressed with not only my new Curt 5th wheel hitch which I expected to be perfect but more importantly with the customer service that I received from the etrailer.com staff. They took considerable time to discuss different hitch options with me to help me decide which hitch would be the perfect choice for my specific needs. This was my 1st 5th wheel hitch purchase so I had very limited knowledge and they helped educate & guide me through the process. I saved hundreds of dollars purchasing my hitch through etrailer.com and would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase any type of hitch. Great job etrailer and thank you for all of your help and guidance !!! 477544



- C16541
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Very solid hitch. I like the color coded indicator system, but I seldom look at it because the double jaw opens cleanly when unhitching and latches securely when hitching. I have yet to use the slider. I did have to call Curt for assistance with misalignment of the hitch head and roller base. They had the needed spacer to me in four days. Great purchase to delivery times by etrailer and Curt. 474918



- C16541
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Hitch is rock solid and the slide works smoothly. Shipping was very fast and packaged well, thanks etrailer. 469480



- C16541
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Overall a great experience. I love the Curt 20A fifth-wheel hitch. Easy to hook and un-hook my Columbus 320RS. Very quiet ride too. One issue; the hitch arrived in 2 boxes and both were beat up pretty bad. That resulted in some paint damage to the unit which I touched up right away. I highly recommend the hitch and etrailer.com. 448879


Comments

Still very satisfied! As full time RVers I hook up frequently. Super easy. And it pulls quietly too.

Dr. S - 11/04/2018

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- C16541
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Very satisfied with this hitch. Smooth lockup and slides fairly easy. The only issue I had which is not a problem with the hitch itself is that it does sit a little higher than expected. This is in part due to that I am using the Ram factory prep kit, which requires an adapter. I am using Curt's adapter (C16022) which does add about 2-3 inches to the overall height of the hitch. The only other thing which has nothing to do with the functionality of the hitch, but may be something to consider, is how it mates up to the adapter. The rails for the slider stick out awkwardly, which you can see in some of the pictures. Your situation may be different, but overall, this combination works very well together. Not to mention, etrailer's customer service is great. Purchase with confidence. 403909



- C16541
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great product easy to install. Could use a little more room from bed to slider hard to tap pins in . but a great set up . 400148


Comments

I am very Happy with this hitch no issues and would say you wont Be disappointed

Todd - 06/29/2018

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- C16541
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Have had limited time to test it yet. 1 short drive. Very easy assembly for me. Heavier then what I expecting. Nice design on the jaws, very quick when towing compared to slide bar. Hitch slider didn't seem to bind up any. Moving hitch back did get me what I was looking for. Not so worried about cab interference as much as it gets the nose of the camper to responed faster to movement of truck. Responses more like a bumper hitch when you are backing into site. 392605



- C16541
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5 stars 382355



- C16541
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Etrailer's customer service is great! I was kept up to date on the order status throughout the process. The product looks great and was easy to assemble. I would have given 5 stars if it weren't the less than part packaging from Curt. It needs to be a bit more substantial than Styrofoam for really heavy items such as these hitches. 346499



- C16541
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Fast shipping!! Accurate parts. Thanks! 334301



- C16541
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Brought a 5th wheel trailer, my first one, found the etrailer guys to be much less than anyone else online for the hitch + setup, also they were able to 3 day delivery it so we could get our trailer for xmas.. im a happy customer ! 328044



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Fit and ease of use great. Strong hitch. 696038



- C16044
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Everything went as described. Don't believe they could have made an easier install. Will be hooking to 5th wheel for first time Saturday. Little heavy but was able to handle it. So easy to go together one man can do it without an extra hand helping. Work smart not hard! 694946



- C16141
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Works but there is slop in the hitch do to the wedge not fitting correctly. They need to be more model specific rather than generic fits. 610443



- C16044
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The products I ordered arrived quickly. I found that the prices on etrailer are very reasonable. I will do business with them again. 466496



- C16044
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The Hitch is great once you figure out the correct steps to put it all together. You should have information in the directions that has a link to a video that shows you step by step process to assemble the hitch. The directions are veg ( not dummy prof ) on step by step assembly. After we assembling the hitch it would not fit into the pucks in the truck correctly. So I went online and looked up a video on Curt A20 5th wheel hitch installation and viewed my obvious mistake. There are to many options in your directions, make a video. 652112



- C16044
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Very nice hitch, easy assembly. Haven’t had any problems hooking up, head has play so you don’t need to be perfect backing into hitch. Bought a ram 17 Cummins and this hitch to go with it at same time between the hitch and truck can’t tell the 12000 lbs camper is back there. Very little hitch noise. Easy and fast shipping also. The only complaint is the hitch is heavy! Make sure you have help to remove or install. 614499



- C16044
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The install of the A20 Curt 5th wheel was flawless. Your delivery of two days is amazing. Included a picture of it in the back of my 3500 Ram. 486277



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The quality of the product is what I expected, Excellent. I encountered the same problems with the packing as several others have. The exterior of my box was perfect, completely in tack. The problems were with the way the product was packed inside the box. The Styrofoam was destroyed along with the 1/8 inch thick piece of paneling, which allowed the right side leg of the hitch to bounce around and end up scratching the center member of the hitch, no bigger a little touch up paint couldn't fix. But, really people a 1/8 inch piece of paneling trying to contain a 140 pound hitch, lets start with a 1/4 inch piece of plywood and go up from there. Thank you. 633958



- C16141
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I had a reese slide bar hitch that was worn out. I decided to do with the A20 over the B&W mainly because of the cost. After enough research I found out my old rails wouldn't work because they didn't have the extra slots for the wider base. Etrailer had the complete universal kit that worked great. Was easy to unbolt old rails and replace with the new ones. I was able to reuse my original brackets mounted to frame which I liked better than the universal ones. Took maybe an hour to put everything together. I like the smoothness of the latch opening and closing the jaws Hitch looks well built and I guess the 140lb it weighs says so. Etrailer shipped quickly. 481260


Comments

Love the hitch. I see other people fight their hitch and just happy I bought this one. Wouldnt recommend any other to anyone.

KARL L - 03/05/2019

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- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I already had a curt goose neck frame mounted in truck so I used the Curt adopter plate # 16220 an the A 20 curt 5 wheel hitch assembly was very easy with no issues looking forward to putting it to work with my G M C 3500 also purchased a curt bumper dual ball adjustable hitch 411715



- C16669
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I received my A20 fifth wheel hitch right on time one box was slightly damaged and lube plate was missing, I e-mailed customer service and 4 hours later got a personal phone call from them.. Did you hear that... From a person-- Not a robot a personal call. still don't be leave it. But anyway 2 days later Lube plate was in my hand. BEST SERVICE ALL THE WAY AROUND. Thanks etrailer. 607184



- C16044
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


This hitch was extremely easy to install! Although the locking handle maneuvered slightly different than the Curt videos I saw online, the intuitive design made it a breeze to set up. As a first time 5th-wheeler, this product has exceeded my expectations so far. I have not towed yet with this unit, but I feel confident that this product will be able to tow my 16k lb 5th wheel. 452620



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Mixed reviews. I think I picked out a great hitch (Curt A29, part # C16140. Haven't installed it yet. Turns out the mounting system for my 2006 Chevrolet 2500HD 8' long bed isn't the right one (holes don't match up to the frame, only the one in the back for the lower bolt hole). Part number 16418. Emailed information to sales & this was the part recommended for my truck... Still can't install the part... Will have to drill holes both front holes (large & small...)... Doesn't math the video of the 2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD... Appreciate the videos, better than the written instructions included. Once done, hope to give it a 5 star. Will see what is recommended... 454980



- C16034
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Was delivered on day promised. Works great so far. 727992



- C16044
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


very easy to assemble get help this thing is heavy! and don’t torque down all bolts until locked in the pucks system can’t wait to give it a try 725563



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Very nice product.....had some initial installation parts issues that etrailer quickly resolved....I've got 18K pounds on this hitch and all is well, including a few steep grade up and downs.....trailer rides nicely in hitch with virtually no chucking....hitch height just fits under the bed cover and I can remove the hitch from the rails in two pieces by myself.... really satisfied....I'd recommend this product 719298



- C16064
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


great product packaging had something to be desired as side plates are able to rub against each other and get scratched up 711592



- C16034
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


New 5th wheel hitch arrived on time and fit into my truck perfectly...etrailer continues to be my "God to store" ...thank you for providing great service and great prices! 706021



- C16044
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I have dealt with a trailer for years now always great customer reps always got my deliveries on time I highly recommend this company has an RV dealership I have dealt with many that I would not recommend. This company is great 704978



- C16064
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Very happy with the 5th wheel, we have towed all summer long with it, no issues, very easy to hitch and unhitch. The unit appears to be holding up well. 695772



- C16140
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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The products received were exactly what I was hoping for along with the excellent videos for installation and last, but certainly not least the nice woman's help with all my questions and concerns being I had no experience or knowledge on any of it. Thanks for a great experience. 694265


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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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  • I need a solution for 2017 chevy 2500 towing
  • While we do have other options for you, the only way to use the B&W Companion # BWRVK3500 or # BWRVK3400 is by having the entire B&W Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1016 installed on your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 as there isn't a way to safely fit different parts of gooseneck hitches together. With that being said, I'm a little curious about the gooseneck hitch you currently have installed. Reason being that the Chevy factory gooseneck hitch would have needed all of the pucks installed as well...
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  • 5th Wheel Slider Hitch for 2016 Ram 2500 Diesel Short-Bed
  • Your 2016 Ram 2500 diesel certainly has the grunt required to tow a trailer that weighs half its rated towing capacity, but since you have a short-bed pickup you will need a slider type hitch that will give you the necessary clearance between the cab and trailer to make tight turns. If your short bed has the factory 5th wheel rail kit you can use the superb 20K B&W hitch # BWRVK3670 which drops right into the 4 pucks in the bed. This slider gives you a full 12-inches of travel to give...
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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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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram with Short Bed and Cummins Diesel Engine
  • For your 2018 Ram with short bed and Cummins Diesel, if you have the factory puck system, I recommend the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3670. This is a really nice and well built slider compatible with your factory pucks without any adapter needed. If you don't have the factory pucks, then I recommend the Reese Custom fit rail kit # RP56009-53 to get your above bed rails and then the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 with Short Bed
  • For truck beds shorter than 8 feet in length a slider is almost always needed to allow you the needed clearance to make a tight turn. So a slider hitch like the Curt # C16541 would be recommended. To install this hitch in the rails of your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 you'd need the GM rail kit adapter part # C16023.
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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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  • Difference Between 5th Wheel Bracket Kits for Ram 2500
  • The difference between the two kits you referenced is simply fit; the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Bracket Kit # C16426 will fit on Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks starting in model year 2013. For a 2012 Ram 2500 truck you would need the Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram # C16420 with Base Rails # C16204, which can be had as a kit with the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram # C16420-204. This kit will give your truck brackets and base rails that do not...
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  • Do Air Bags Fit 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 With 5th Wheel Hitch in Bed
  • Yes, you can absolutely add the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2613 to your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 that has a 5th wheel hitch in the bed. The reason you can do so is that the air bags install to the bottom of your truck's frame so the air bags will not interfere with a base rail kit like the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC Truck # C16429-204 that fits your 2020 Silverado 2500. That means you can use a fifth wheel hitch like the sliding Curt A20 #...
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  • 5th Wheel Towing Capacity for 2011 Ford F-350 and Recommended Hitch and Rails
  • There a quite a few factors that contribute to the actual towing capacity for trucks like the 2011 Ford F-350 that you are looking at such as its engine size, axle ratio, cab size, and drivetrain. I was able to find the towing specs sheet for the 2011 Ford F-350 and its 5th wheel towing capacity can range from as low as 12,300 pounds (6.2L Engine, 3.73 Axle Ratio, Regular Cab, SRW, 4X4) to as high as 22,700 pounds (6.7L Turbo Diesel, 3.73 axle ratio, Regular Cab, DRW, 4X2) and numerous...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Slider Recommendation for 2017 Nissan Titan XD with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Curt A20 part # C16540-16026 that you referenced is a fit for the factory rail kit you have in your 2017 Nissan Titan XD. The issue you may have is turning clearance since this is a fixed hitch and your truck bed is shorter than 8 feet. So instead you'll want the Nissan rail kit adapter part # DM6200 with the slider A20 hitch part # C16541 and you'd be set. When you get into a tight parking spot you'll be able to slide this hitch back and have the needed clearance.
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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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  • Can I Use the Mopar M20 5th Wheel Hitch with a Reese Sidewinder?
  • Unfortunately the Mopar M20 hitch you have is the same hitch as the Curt Q20 # C16130 hitch, which has a spherical axial bearing to improve the pivoting of the hitch head; because of this 360-degree pivot, it is not compatible with a pivoting pin box like the Reese Sidewinder # RP61421. It is not possible to lock out the head with any type of wedge, so there would be two pivot points in the towing setup, which would not work. Because of the shorter bed in your 2019 Ram 3500, you do need...
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  • Recommended Air Springs and 5th Wheel Hitch System for 2016 Ford F-150 6.5 Foot Aluminum Bed
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 foot aluminum bed and 2016 Winnebago Voyage I recommend the B&W Underbed Installation kit # BWGNRK1115-5W with the B&W Companion Sliding hitch # BWRVK3400-5W. This combination will give you the sliding hitch you need for turning clearance as well as a gooseneck hitch and a clean bed when neither of them are in use. If you want the above bed 5th wheel rails then I recommend the Curt Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2016 Nissan Titan XD
  • In order to mount a fifth wheel hitch to the factory rail system on your 2016 Nissan Titan XD, you will first need to obtain the factory adapter directly from Nissan. This will mount to the pucks in your truck bed to provide industry standard rails that will work with most fifth wheel hitches. Once you have the adapter in place, I recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider # C16541 for your truck. This is a really nice hitch that will provide 12 inches of sliding travel...
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  • Recommended Custom Wedge For Sidewinder 5th Airborne Compatibility With Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Reese 5th Airborne Premium 5th Wheel Air Ride King Pin w/ Sidewinder and Turret - 16,000 lbs # RP61452 does have a custom wedge to work with the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16541. The custom wedge you want is the Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A16 and A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # C16992. When using the Sidewinder with a sliding 5th wheel hitch, you will want the slider locked in the front towing position at all times. You may also choose...
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  • Is There a Difference Between Single and Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • Basically you want the jaw design that provides the best king pin contact so that your ride quality is smooth and quiet. There are single jaw designs like the Reese Select Plus Slider # RP30083 which offer fantastic king pin contact for your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed. Now Curt has their slider hitch # C16541 with a dual jaw system that also provides great king pin contact. Basically they both accomplish a very similar result but use a slightly different design to get there. Since...
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  • Which Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fits a 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 with Factory Puck System
  • The Curt A20 fifth wheel trailer hitch that fits your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 is either part # C16064, for a long bed, or the slider, part # C16669, if you have a short bed. The # C16669 is basically the sliding A20, part # C16541, combined with the adapter, part # C16023, to fit into your truck's factory puck system. The fixed # C16064 fits right into the pucks with no adapter. The sliding hitch will provide more turning clearance by traveling up to 12 inches. Also, if you would like...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2016 GMC Sierra 2500
  • The factory tow package for most trucks have changed to the puck system for new models like yours. That offers the convenience of not having an aftermarket underbed rail system, but it does make most hitches incompatible. So, there is an adapter, but not an ideal option for your vehicle unless you have a specific pin box on your trailer. For your B&W hitch, you can get a new base with the puck system for a non-sliding hitch, like what you have, but that is not recommended for the 6-1/2...
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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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  • Curt Custom 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for a 2017 Ram 1500 with 6.5' Bed
  • Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204 for your 2017 Ram 1500 6.5' bed is compatible with any 5th wheel hitch that mounts to standard base rails (which is the majority out there). Just be sure that your 5th wheel hitch has a sliding feature like what you find on the Curt A20 # C16541 to ensure that you have proper turning clearance to clear your cab. I have attached an installation video of this kit on a 2016 Ram that you can check out as well as a photo showing...
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  • Can the 2017 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab Short Box Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer Properly?
  • Your 2017 GMC Canyon 4WD will not tow a 5th wheel trailer properly. Unfortunately the payload and towing capacity of your light duty truck will not allow for a 5th wheel trailer according to the manufacturer, so I can't recommend installing a 5th wheel hitch like the Curt A20 Slider # C16541 even though the universal rails like # C16100 might fit. We do not have a confirmed fit for the rails because they haven't been tested on your application due to the towing capacity of 7,000 lbs ...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed and 2016 Heartland Oakmont 325e
  • For your 2019 Silverado 2500 HD with 6.5 foot bed, the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package # C16066 you mentioned is great if you want to use a Sidewinder pin box like # RP61420 or air ride Sidewinder # RP61422. I can't confirm that the tapered front of your trailer would allow for turning clearances with a fixed mounted hitch without this and would hate to have your new truck and trailer damaged. If you don't want to add that style pin box to give you...
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  • Is Curt 5th Wheel Adapter Rail C16022 Compatible with Slider Hitch C16516
  • Yes, Curt 5th Wheel Adapter Rail # C16022 made for the Ram towing prep setup will work fine with your Curt slider hitch model C16516 in your 2018 Ram 2500. This adapter also works with other Curt slider hitch models # C16521, # C16536, # C16541 and # C16546.
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  • Will the Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Replace the Husky 15K Without Changing the Rails
  • If the rails you have in your truck bed are spaced 22" apart front to back on center then yes, you can use these for the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider part # C16541. The Husky 15K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch should use the same industry standard rails/spacing (ISR) as the Curt A20. The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch does not come with the install kit, just the hitch base and head which will then be mounted to the base rails you have in your truck.
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  • Can Sliding 5th-Wheel Hitch be Kept in Rearward Position
  • A fifth wheel hitch should remain in front of the rear axle, like how your Curt A20 # C16541 sits when not in the rearward position. It is not recommended to tow a fifth wheel trailer while the hitch is slid in the rearward position, as this will remove too much weight from the front axle and cause issues with steering and braking response. You should only slide your hitch all the way back during low-speed maneuvering to ensure that you have enough clearance between the trailer and the...
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  • How Much Can a 2019 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Powerstroke Tow
  • The towing capacity of your 2019 Ford F-250 Crew Cab Powerstroke with the 6-3/4' bed will vary from 14,100-16,600 lbs depending on drive type, axle ratio, and gross combined weight rating. If you can provide me with this information I would be happy to provide you with an exact capacity. The axle ratio should be listed on a tag inside the glove box and the gross combined weight rating should be listed on a tag inside the driver door jamb but if not you can always call the dealer with your...
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  • Will the Curt A20 Slider 5th Wheel Hitch w/Universal Install Kit Fit a 2014 Ram 2500
  • The Curt A20 5th wheel trailer hitch slider # C16541 will fit your 2014 Ram 2500 but not the universal installation kit. The design of the truck requires some special frame brackets so you can use semi-custom installation kit # RP30035-522 for the most cost effective solution. You might also want to install a 7-Way connector in the truck bed using # 50-97-410. this will make hooking up the trailer easier without the need for an extension.
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