Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

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  • Curt
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall
  • 6000 lbs TW
Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16545-16021 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16545-16021

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


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 2-Jaw locking system provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar models
  • 3-Point indicator system - color coding tells you if hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow
    • Lock indicators visible from cab
  • Unique spherical axial bearing allows easy pivoting of hitch head
    • Smooth, 360-degree movement - not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting
    • Built-in cushioning absorbs road shock
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Short-throw, single-handle operation
  • Self-aligning head pivots for simple hookup
  • 3 Lube points with easy-to-access grease fittings
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for one person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Warranty:
    • 10-Year limited for hitch
    • Limited lifetime for legs


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


Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 Two-Piece Jaw

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


Three-Point Indicator System

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


Q24 Color Indicator System

360-Degree Pivot

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



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C16545-16021 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16545-16021 Installation instructionsC16545-16021 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions C16545-16021 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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

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

2014 - 2018 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2013 - 2018 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg



Video of Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




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Customer Reviews

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16545-16021

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (223 Customer Reviews)

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

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The hitch seems to work fine for my truck/trailer. It's a heavyweight to be sure but I'll make a simple overhead hoist to lift it up while I drive under it. Piece of cake. I wanted to throw a word out there regarding shipping time. I ordered the hitch on Tuesday afternoon. It showed up at my door on Thursday afternoon. How can you possibly beat that??? I'd give etrailer.com five stars just for that!!! I'll be looking for a gooseneck hitch in the next month. Guess where I'm shopping for it? 435347


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After a year of using the fifth wheel hitch Ive had no problems or issues. Still very satisfied.

Jeff C - 09/22/2018

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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup


Ordered the hitch, received it in a couple of days, installed it in my 2018 ram 3500 4x4 and now im ready to go camping. 511713



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We have used this 5th wheel to pull our 41 foot camper for over a year now. Not only is it easy to put in and take out of our dodge, but it is sturdy enough to handle the job thrown at it. Our family highly recommends the Curt hitch when in the market for a 5th wheel hitch. 565035



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This hitch fits like a glove! Super easy install, 6 bolts to install, base only fits one way drop in the factory holes tighten down then slide the plate into place and done. Very inpressed with how well put together the product is very happy with my Q24 truck won't take that much pulling weight but the price for the best is more security. 271074



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500


Perfect fit! Fast shipping! Caleb was very easy to talk to. Knowledgeable! As far as assembly.. piece of cake. Not even 15 minutes. I would highly recommend this product!!! Oh...I actually installed this on a 2016 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab short box with no slider. Wouldn't recommend it with an older fifth wheel. 399501



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Received the hitch in a few days from purchase, the boxes were beat up a bit but the contents were perfect. Assembled the hitch to the legs, then dropped it into the OEM pucks in the truck. A few quick adjustments to the locking legs and it was in place. First hookup to my trailer was a breeze, I had the hitch on the lowest setting and it was right at the right height for my trailer. Lined up and backed in, the locking mechanism snapped into place immediately, flipped the locking lever and put the snap ring in place and was ready to go. Unhooking was just as easy, no pressure on the jaws and it slid open and the trailer was free. Great value for such a heavy hitch, would buy again, etrailer was fantastic to deal with as well. 189194



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Hitch arrived when promised. Easy set up once I figured out how to separate the top section from the bottom. Have to squirt a little WD-40 around the rubber gasket underneath the hitch to get it to loosen up. Over all very happy, now waiting to tow our 5th wheel next month. 221700


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Great Hitch! Really like how it handles our 5th wheel. Very stable and smooth.

Scott B - 08/24/2016

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Product is very nice. Shipping was free and quick. Easy to assemble. 322656



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I installed this into the 5th wheel prep package that comes on a 2016 Ram 3500. Although I installed the prep package myself, the CURT system dropped right in. It took me about 90 min to assemble and install the hitch system in my truck with very little adjustment. The directions were easy to follow and felt it all went very smooth. When O was finished I hooked up my RV w/o any problems. I am very pleased with this set up and would definitely install it again. The only drawback it the weight but it's to be expected w/ a 25k lb system 244447


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Great. A little heavy to be taking in and out but i have a hoist system in place now

Brian M - 04/15/2017

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2017 Ram 3500


Great price——Great product. 564252



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Product arrived in less that two days. Shipping boxes were in good shape, Hitch and rails were exactly as expected. Unpacked and assembled in less than an hour. I am extremely pleased with this purchase and the product! 552313



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Outstanding hitch from an even more outstanding company. Love buying stuff from etrailer. 529739



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My honest opinion i love the 5th wheel trailer hitch easy to use and even my wife said she loves it we travel year round and it keeps up. Thank you guys. 578211



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I use it to pull a ~16k lb. camper. This has performed well for a good price. The only gripe I have is it's a wee bit finicky to make this hitch lock on to the king pin at times (might require jarring the head sometimes to finish locking in). It helps to lube up the fittings of course. Cheers, 577701



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2017 Ram 3500


I've used this hitch twice now and it works fantastic. 497199



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup


Product came in a timely fashion and was installed without any problems It was what I needed for my 2017 Ram 3500 491117



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Installation photo 482671



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Excellent price with Extremely fast free shipping from etrailer! Haven't installed the hitch yet, but looks pretty easy and straight forward to do. 473659



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I pull a 44 ft toy hauler. I like this hitch and would buy again without pause. 467561



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great product and it arrived very very fast!!!! 464450



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Awesome and easy to install 460233



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Fast shipping. package arrived in great shape. Love the hitch... 441896



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Outstanding purchase. Hitch arrived ahead of plan. etrailer kept me updated on shipping and thanked me for the purchase. Good old fashion service. The hitch took less than a half hour to install and works great for the new 12,000 lb fifth wheel. 424461



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This hitch is a perfect addition to my truck. Since acquiring, I have purchased a bigger and heavier trailer. The hitch handles the ride perfectly. I have experienced absolutely no problems, bucking and/or chucking going down the road. Pretty easy to take in/out of truck when not being used. Just wished I'd have bought sooner. I don't have pictures at this time. 411477



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Great product works as advertised. 352907



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Yes it was all ready installed using it to day hopefully 351989



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2016 Ram 3500


The drip in Mopar 5th wheel hitch system is the greatest innovation in towing. I've pulled my 29ft camper 4000 miles in the last year of owning this hitch with no problems. When not on vacation the hitch easily comes out of the bed and I can move all the cargo I want. Great investment in the functionality of my truck. 350489



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Installed in 2016 Dodge Ram 3500, pulling a 36' Hitchhiker DA through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Love the ease of connection and security of the double-locking jaws. The red-yellow-green color indicator is a good feature to show when the jaws are locked and ready to go or open and ready to hook-up. I like the safety pin that can be padlocked to keep the release handle from being pulled by someone in the parking lot. This isn't the first 5th wheel hitch I have owned but I plan on it being the last. Great hitch. 343918


Comments

Have made several long trips and several shorter trips and couldnt happier with the hitch. Easy connect/disconnect and the double-jaw lock gives the assurance the trailer will arrive at the same time the truck does. Have had several other 5th-wheel hitches but none came close to this product.

Gabbygab - 02/20/2018

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Nice hitch, smooth operation and feels very sturdy 318087



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Better than I expected..everything fit very well...no hassle installation...happier with your product in comparison to all the other fifth wheels including the big name brands. would recommend this to anyone looking fora well made, affordable fifth wheel. Thanks! 312989



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The hitch was everything it was supposed to be. Katie D. was very helpful and knowledgeable. 309903



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Dodge Ram Pickup


Great 5th wheel easy to lube, easy to remove hitch on my 3500 RAM and reinstall. I pull a 42' toy hauler. I would recommend this to anybody pulling across country as I have done 32 states in the past year with no problem. Thank You etrailer. 306719



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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup


The hitch was delivered in a timely manner and has been installed on my truck It also was purchased at a great price when comparing the same product at other dealers. I would recommend etrailer to my friends. A friend of mine recommended them to me. 304235



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Etrailer is a good company. The goods come quickly and the company has good customer service. It is a strudy hitch. The only problem with the hitch is that there needs to be another height adjustment. I would like it better if the adjustments were in one inch increments rather than 2 inch. BUt I still am very satisfied. I really like it. 299462



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2016 Ram 3500


Bought this to go in our new truck. Took husband about 40 minutes to install. VERY happy with this hitch. Shipping was great, arrived quickly. Another review mentioned the amount of staples used in packaging. It was accurate. Never saw so many staples used before. BUT...it worked...the very heavy packages arrived intact, so no complaints. Thumbs up on the whole experience. 297426



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2015 Ram 3500


Fit the factory mount great. Very easy to use, I really like it. I had one from a different manufacturer in my previous truck and that really makes me appreciate this hitch 293022



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Dodge Ram Pickup


Very nice hitch. Fits in New ram perfectly. Etrailers service is amazing. Ordered hitch Tuesday afternoon, it arrived Thursday afternoon. 288125


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One year any I love the hitch.

Lou - 08/26/2017

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OUTSTANDING! From customer service to delivery. Ordered the hitch on a Saturday evening and received an email stating they did not have the legs for my hitch to fit in my RAM, but would contact dealer first thing Monday morning. Monday I receive another email that the parts had shipped. Tuesday I picked up the hitch and installed it in less than an hour! Total time from shipping to receiving was less than 30 hours! Super easy! Thank You etrailer.com! You have my business. 282051


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Love it! Working great so far. Will give it another test tomorrow as we pull out on vacation

Michael I - 12/12/2017

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Made in China, a little on the cheap side I think. Jaw latch mechanism doesn't always operate the smoothest. I would not purchase the product again. 276697



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It went together great,slight adjustment on 2 legs so that all 4 legs had the same tension. Went for a drive with 5th wheel all works great. Thanks Sam 269114



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Everything was great. Good price, free shipping and great product. 268520



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Perfect hitch, I've had no problems. A little rust here and there but what do you expect being out in the weather 24/7. 266745



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Fifth wheel hitch, installed quick and easy, loved how simple it was. Thanks Bill. 264125



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This hitch it rock solid and fit the truck perfect I would recommend it to anyone in the market for a fifth wheel hitch. 254628



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5th wheel works great, we use it for hauling campers from the factory to the dealer's . It was very easy to put together and install it into the pickup, it just dropped it in to the holes of the bed of the truck and locked it in and done ready to haul. 250739



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One of the best on the market etrailer some of the best people in the world to do business with 248467



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Solid Quality hitch Haven't hooked up yet but as a .... 15 year plus 5th wheel user this is the best hitch I have seen ... Installation was breeze .... Yes it is heavy but it comes apart to install..... Dodge and Curt got it figured out !!! Also E trailer came through with stellar service ..... Thanks 241202


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18,000 Mi Best Hitch I have Ever owned or used

Mr. Z - 03/21/2017

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Hitch arrived quickly even though they said it could take a little longer waiting for part of it to come in. Very well packaged, they added extra cardboard to the outside to make it more sturdy. Hitch was easy to assemble and hooked up very easily, towed like a dream. 240042



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I appreciate the competitive prices and the focus on making quality products for the customers. I was able to assemble my Q24 within an hour and installed it into my 2015 Ram truck. I have not yet towed with the new hitch but will soon. Thanks for checking up on the finished transaction. 238103


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  • Is a Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Necessary for Towing 5th Wheel - 2015 Ram 2500 w/ OEM Tow Prep Package
  • For a truck with a 6-1/2 foot bed, there are two ways to gain extra clearance between the front of the fifth wheel and the back of the truck cab. You could use a sliding fifth wheel hitch, like the Curt Q24 # C16546 sliding hitch along with the # C16022 adapter. This solution would provide 12 inches of additional clearance, which could be enough for a 90 degree turn if your fifth wheel is no more than 88 inches wide, which is pretty narrow. The better option that would provide a greater...
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  • List of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches that Fit Directly in Factory Puck System in 2017 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • I will be happy to help. There are numerous options for 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly into the factory prep package on your 2017 Ram 3500 long bed. Below is a list of the options. I have also linked videos for each of the hitches. You can use: B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3600 rated for 25,000 pounds Curt 25K hitch # C16049 Curt 24K hitch # C16545-16021 Curt 20K hitch # C16530-16021 or # C16044 Curt 16K hitch # C16520-16021 Reese 20K hitch # RP30160
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit Factory-Installed Under-Frame Rails on 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 8-Foot Bed
  • 5th wheel hitches to fit your 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 8-Foot Bed with factory rail kit can be seen on the linked page. For a 24K-rated hitch you can indeed use Curt # C16545-16021 that you referenced. The linked video will give you additional information on this hitch, whose features include a 2-jaw system for better king pin contact, 360-degree head movement for easier hitching and 4-inches of height adjustment. For a wiring harness you can use Curt # C56000.
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  • How to Level 5th Wheel Trailer That is High at the Nose and Low in the Rear
  • In your 2014 Ram 3500 with 5th wheel prep package the use of an adapter like the Pullrite ISR or the Reese # RP30154 is needed to install some types of 5th wheel hitches. These adapters add height to the set up, 2-inches in the case of the Reese, and that can lead to an out-of-level trailer. Your options are to replace the hitch with one like the Curt Q24 # C16545-16021 or the B&W # BWRVK3600 that install direct to your 5th wheel prep package, or to raise the height of your trailer...
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  • Removing the Head and Legs from Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch C16545-16021
  • The legs on Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16545-16021 are bolted onto the center section of the hitch with 2 bolts per leg. While 1 person could remove and reinstall legs on the hitch having an extra set of hands is recommended because of the weight of the hitch components. The head is held to the center section with pins to the left and right and below the hitch head. Remove the pins and clips and then the caps the pins go through. This will allow you to pull the head off of the center...
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  • Recommended Trailer-to-Truck Clearance Dimensions for 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The recommended clearance dimensions for 5th wheel towing are indicated on the diagram that I linked for you. Between the bottom of the trailer overhang and the top of the truck bed rails we suggest having no less than 5-inches of clearance to allow for trailer pitch and yaw when you're making a turn while also descending a hilly road. You can measure your truck's bed-to-rail height to determine the correct height setting (and a compatible choice of hitch) for your specific application....
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2014 Ram 2500/3500 with Factory Prep Package
  • For a 5th wheel trailer hitch that will fit directly into the factory prep package on your 2014 Dodge Ram, you have a few options. You can use B&W hitch # BWRVK3600. It is rated for 25,000 pounds so it can handle your 10K trailer without issues. One person can remove the hitch. You will need to first remove the head from the base and then remove the base. The whole hitch would be too heavy for one person. Unless that one person is Magnús Ver Magnusson. I have linked a video review...
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  • What is the Best Kind of Truck to Tow an Eclipse Stellar 40TXSG 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I looked up the specs for your Eclipse Stellar 40TXSG and found that it has a gross weight capacity of 18,000 pounds. For this much weight I recommend a 1-ton (F-350, 3500) long bed diesel truck because 1-tons are going to have the highest capacity, long beds will eliminate potential clearance issues when turning and negate the need for a slider hitch, and diesels have more torque across the RPM spectrum. Plus diesels just about last forever. Both Ford and Ram, the most popular towing...
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  • Best Truck and Hitch Recommendation for Towing a 18K (Dry Weight) 5th Wheel Trailer 41 Feet Long
  • With a dry weight of 18,000 pounds you would be much better off with a 1-ton truck, it doesn't have to be a dually but it wouldn't hurt. A diesel is a good idea given how strong and reliable they are. And you will want a long bed truck to avoid having to get a slider hitch or a Sidewinder replacement pin box. If you go with a Ram then avoid the Ram Box option. Ford and Ram have 5th wheel prep packages and there are hitches that will fit directly in them. I would need to know what you...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory Rail Kit
  • Although B & W and Curt are both great companies that produce quality products, when it comes to a fifth wheel hitch for your 2014 Ram 3500 with the factory rail kit, I recommend going with one of our Curt Q-Series fifth-wheel hitches. This series features a 360 degree pivoting head to make hitching on uneven surfaces much easier and are also equipped with a built-in cushion to help absorb road shock. The Q-Series hitch is offered in three different weight capacities: 16,000 LB Part...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches that Fit 2014 Ram 2500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • Whether your 2014 Ram 2500 has the factory 5th wheel prep package or if you have to add an aftermarket installation kit to install a hitch, there are going to be holes in the truck bed. The factory prep package will have pucks that are already there and no additional drilling is needed. To install a Husky 5th wheel hitch in a Ram that has the factory prep package you will have to use the adapter, # RP30154. The Husky hitch will fit this adapter. And the hitch can be either fixed or a...
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  • Can a Curt Q24 5th Wheel Slider Hitch be Installed in a 2015 Ram 3500 Long Bed w/Prep Package
  • Slider hitches do not come up in the fit guide for long bed trucks because a slider hitch is not needed on a long bed. Slider hitches are used on short bed trucks because without them there is not enough clearance between the truck cab and the trailer to make tight turns. But there is clearance on a long bed so no slider is needed. For a 2015 Ram 3500 long bed with the factory prep package you would use Curt Q24 hitch # C16545-16021. If you wanted to use the slider version you would...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch that Fits Directly in the 2016 Ram 3500 Factory Prep Package
  • Yes, the Reese 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30160 will fit the factory 5th wheel prep package in your 2016 Ram 3500. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you. We have other hitches that will also fit directly into the factory prep package: B&W 25K # BWRVK3600 Curt 25K # C16049 Curt 24K # C16545-16021 Curt 20K # C16530-16021 Curt 16K # C16520-16021 I have linked videos on a couple of these hitches for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 3500 with Factory Prep Package
  • You are correct, Curt Q20 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16530-16021 comes with the head and the base to install directly into the bed of your 2015 Ram 3500 with the factory prep package. No other parts are needed! I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you. There are several other hitches that will also install directly. You can use the B&W 25K hitch # BWRVK3600, the Curt 24K hitch, # C16545-16021, the Reese 20K hitch, # RP30160, and Curt 18K hitch # C16520-16021. I...
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