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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  • 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 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

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.



16540 Curt A20 Fifth-Wheel-Trailer Hitch Head Unit

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



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 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   (88 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.

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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



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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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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



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



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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



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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



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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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5 stars 382355



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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



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



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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



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



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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



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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



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



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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


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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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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



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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



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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



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Fast shipping!! Accurate parts. Thanks! 334301



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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



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Noah was very helpful on the phone. My order came in on time and all nuts and bolts was with it. Made for very easy and quick install. It took longer to get my tools out than it took to install the hitch.I will be recommending etrailer.com to friends. 574865



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased the 20K Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with Ford OEM support arms. I did not buy the faster shipping as standard shipping was included. It arrived in one week in perfect shape with all the parts to assemble. I did need to go get Torque Wrench to assemble, but you can also do as loaner tools. Hitch went together easily and am very pleased with it. 441282


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After 1 year still glad I got this hitch. No issues and it is easy to hookup and disconnect. Using with 2016 F350 DRW wpuck system and 2017 Solitude 310GK.

Keith S - 10/10/2018

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Their delivery service is unmatched. Very quick and a cheaper price. 483046



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The hitch works great. After 15000 miles of towing, the only issue is the height adjustment. We do a lot of national forest/bml camping. Sometimes the roads are a little rough to say the least. The lowest adjustment point allows the 5th wheel to ride fairly level. But at times in very sharp turns or on some of the rougher trails, the trailer has hit the bedrails. If we move the hitch to the next adjustment, it rides nose high. On the highway, it causes a rougher ride. If we move it to the lowest, it rides very smooth. Although it is only 4 bolts and only about 30 minutes to switch the adjustment, it is somewhat annoying. In the end the hitch is great with easy maintenance. 548927



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


We've been using the Curt A20 5th wheel hitch for about a year now. It is a dream! it hitches easy and smooth. When pulling, it is smooth and does its job well, keeping us both safe and comfortable. 463488



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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



- C16044

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Assembled easy. Less than 30 minutes but heavy. 442113



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Great tracking and delivery. Easy installation. Great product. 425134



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Installed and works perfectly. 459619



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased the 20K Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with Ford OEM support arms. I did not buy the faster shipping as standard shipping was included. It arrived in one week in perfect shape with all the parts to assemble. 401270


Comments

Product continues to work smoothly. The Curt 5th Wheel Hitch coupled with the Ford peg system is a perfect system!

Brett M - 07/03/2018

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Very easy to assemble and install. Its a little on the heavy side, however that just means how strong it is and that is good. Highly recommend this for new truck owners. 442305



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Michael, Lindy, They fixed a mistake and did a great job at that. I would definitely recommend this company. Also I love the hardware. I love the concept of this business. It is refreshing to receive great customer service once again. 469293



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


This product review is for a Curt A20 fifth wheel hitch for a 2017 Nissan Titan XD with the puck system. The hitch was ordered in late March and received May 10, the status of my order was followed up by Helen M. at etrailer, she was very informative and responsive to my inquiries. The hitch arrived by UPS in two packages. The packaging was in great shape and very substantial. All parts were secure in the package. Be advised this hitch is very heavy so help with installation may be necessary. The hitch base frame is cast iron and very sturdy. The base fit perfectly in the factory puck system. Grease was applied to the pucks and receivers to reduce future corrosion. Unpacking will take about 30 minutes and the installation is very easy and with help will require about one hour. The hitch is installed but at present has not been used and tested under a load, so be advised there will be a follow up to this review in the future. Thanks etrailer for a great shopping experience. 510021



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The assistance I received with identifying the right hitch and then getting it ordered and shipped was fantastic. The hitch arrived in perfect condition sooner than originally expected (Thank you Nicole). Assembly was easy although I did get a little assistance from my 7 year old son G. Within 30 minutes assembly was complete. Connecting to trailer was seamless and I would highly recommend this hitch. Again thank you to Nicole for all the fantastic help. 397831


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Still functioning flawlessly 1 yr later and I have had a lot of hook-ups........

aaron c - 08/13/2018

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I paid for the 3-5 business day shipping and received it on day 4. The packaging left a bit to be desired but everything was undamaged so I really don't care. Assembly was relatively easy but as another reviewer said, make sure you thread the bolts through the legs before you get started. Additionally, once assembled, I had to pull the pins and back the nuts off the feet about 3/4 of a turn on all four feet to fit my Ford puck system. Overall, good product, great etrailer service at the best price I found on the web. 442497



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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



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I purchased this hitch because I have used a Curt Q16, with my fifth wheel and it has performed well. I have a new truck with long bed, and I no longer need the slider. My truck has the factory 5th wheel prep package. I decided to order the new Curt A20, rather than just adding the legs to the Q16. The Q20 was shipped and delivered as scheduled. It was packaged well, and the hitch looks perfect. The installation instructions were easy to follow, and the entire process went in without any problems. Katrina answered my questions, on the phone, about options, and helped me with the order process. eTrailer.com has the products I need, with great prices and quick shipping. When I need towing accessories, this is the place I'll shop. 464648



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Received this hitch about 1 week after ordering. Item arrived in packaging which maybe had more staples in it than required but everything was intact. Assembly took about 15-20 minutes and hitch just dropped right into Ford factory prep package. Hooking and unhooking trailer is a breeze and everything slides very smoothly. Pulling trailer is smooth due to dual rubber pivots and eliminates most hitch chatter. All in all, would definitly recommend and purchase again. 441092



- C16034

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


I like it , we just drive to Northern California with our 5th Wheel and the hitch work perfect. 491703



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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



- C16140

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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


Hitch arrived on time. there are 3 small spots where the paint has been scratched. No big job to repair. I am very satisfied with the hitch. Seems to function properly. Cant wait to tow with it. I like the way the jaws are round as apposed to the slide jaws that I replaced. Easy to assemble. The folks at e-trailer were very helpful and professional. 319640



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Review from a similar Curt A20 in Fifth Wheel


The order process, shipment and receipt was painless and very timely. I requested 3 day delivery and it happened as scheduled! The product was packaged very securely, it is heavy so if you back isn't in great shape have help! Make sure you run the bolts through the tapped holes before you attempt to assemble, the powder coat is in the threads. The assembly is tedious because there is limited room for tools to move. End product looks great! Thanks for the great service! 424460



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I just received the Curt 5th wheel hitch for my Ford F-350. It has met my every expectations. The unit is very well made and fits perfectly. The instructions were spot on and easy to follow. This is my first 5th Wheel hitch and I'm anxious to try it out. The only thing I have left to do is to make the measurement for the height and I'll be ready to go. Thank You 562343



- C16044

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As always great customer service from the folks, they made sure my order shipped quickly so I would have the hitch to drop in my new truck. Hitch fit easily with some minor adjustments and towed great! 400003



- C16044

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Right on time. Packaged well 565576



- C16044

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Wow. These guys rock. Got my hitch to me in 3 days. Installed my A20 in the Ram 3500 and it fit great. Jesse was my sales guy and was perfect to work with. These guys really understand the whole concept of customer service. Can't thank them enough. 40 minutes to install by myself. Done and ready. Thanks Etrailer. 435777



- C16044

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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



- C16044

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Easy to install 8 bolts took around 30 minutes everything fit perfect 428545


Comments

works great, no problems at all very pleased with it. It is very heavy have to get help to load it and unload it.

Mike - 09/03/2018

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- C16140

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Hitch slid into existing rails after a very minor adjustment. Took my son and I about 25 minutes to assemble, torgue bolts and adjust rails in the bed of my truck. we have used it twice already and camper did not bang and pop like it did on old worn out receiver. The ordering process was also very smooth. Kelsey took the time to explain the differences in the hitches before I made my decision! I Would recommend both etrailer and this hitch if you are looking to change out! 434026


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can AirLift Air Bags and a B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch be Installed on a 2005 Ford F-250
  • I have great news for you. AirLift air bag kit # AL88291 was designed specifically to work with B&W under bed mounts, such as # BWGNRK1108-5W, so you can have both on your 2005 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 foot bed. But if you have a different AirLift kit then they are not compatible with each other. If you do have a different AirLift kit then the only way to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch would be to use the Reese universal installation kit # RP30035. The narrow L-brackets will be able...
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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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  • Comparison of Curt Q20 and A20 Sliding Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches on 2015 Ram 2500
  • 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 while the A20 is a 10 year warranty for the roller and a limited lifetime warranty for the hitch. 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. Both...
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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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  • 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 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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  • Best 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 with Factory Air Suspension
  • For your 2018 Ram 3500 Mega Cab, I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish # C16426-204 which is confirmed to fit models with the air suspension. Then for the best sliding hitch for your short bed truck, I recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550035. This hitch will automatically move to give you the clearance needed for turning. If you prefer the manual slider, then I recommend the Curt A20...
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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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  • 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 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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  • Does the Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Come with Instructions and Hardware for Installation
  • The Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16140 comes with instructions and all of the hardware needed to install on Industry Standard Base Rails. If you already have base rails installed on your 2012 Ford F-350 then you are good to go. If you have the factory rail kit then you will need to go with the A20 part # C16034. If you have no base rails or the factory rail kit installed on your F-350 then I recommend the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford # C16424-204 which is compatible...
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  • Can Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch Hook Up to a Trailer at a 45 Degree Angle
  • The issue with the angle restrictions on Demco 5th wheel hitch # DM8550035 is the auto-sliding feature. In order for it to engage/disengage properly when hooking up/unhooking it can only be at the 0 to 15 degree angle. A manual slider such as the Curt A20 # C16541 would be a better option.
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  • Will Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Prep Package C16044 Fit a 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs Item # C16044 will fit your 2017 Ram 2500 short bed if it has the factory prep package. However, since you have a short bed truck you would either need to use a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer or use a slider hitch in order to safely make tight turns without the trailer hitting the truck cab. Since to use this hitch would require purchase of the hitch itself and a Sidewinder replacement pin box for...
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  • 20K 5th Wheel Hitch Compatible with RBW Base Rails in 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Dually 4x4
  • If your 15K RBW 5th wheel hitch is the version that installs in above-bed base rails like those in the linked photo then you can still use them for your new hitch since they are an industry-standard design compatible with most hitch brands. If your truck is a short bed you'll need a 20K slider hitch like the Curt # C16541 or the Reese # RP30083. Both provide 12-inches of slider travel for turning clearance. I like the Curt for its axial bearing that makes hitching easier, since the head...
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  • Can Curt Adapter Rails # C16023 Work With ISR Fifth Wheel Hitch On 2017 GMC 3500
  • The Curt Adapter Rails, part # C16023 will fit the pucks in the bed of your 2017 GMC 3500, but have not been tested with an ISR fifth wheel hitch. The center-to-center distance between the slots for the fifth wheel hitch legs is 20-1/2 inches. The problem with using hitches other than the confirmed Curt hitches is the height of the angle on the adapter and how close it is to the fifth wheel leg hole. The angle measures 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 inches. My contact at Curt was not able to tell me...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch Compatible With B&W Gooseneck Hitch In 2015 Ram 3500 6 Foot Bed
  • On your 2015 Ram 3500 short box, you can use the Demco 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitches # DM6140 along with the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # C16541. These parts are compatible with your B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck # BWGNRK1314. You can also use the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3400 confirmed to fit with your gooseneck hitch to give you...
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  • Best Cushioned Pin Box and Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 With Short Bed
  • Let's start with a fifth wheel hitch for your 2016 GMC Sierra 3500, and because your truck has a short bed and the trailer you will be towing has a GVWR of 20,000 lbs you will need a sliding hitch with that much capacity. I highly recommend the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16541 because it will offer you the best combination of a sliding hitch that minimizes road shock while being easy to use. The Curt A20 # C16541 has an articulating torsion head which is what will help to decrease...
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