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

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

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  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch and Install Rails
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, 360-degree pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16636 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider, Rails and Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16636

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, 360-degree pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit included.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 2-Jaw locking system provides 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar models
  • 3-Point indicator system - color coding tells you if hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow
    • Lock indicators visible from cab
  • Unique spherical axial bearing allows easy pivoting of hitch head
    • Smooth, 360-degree movement - not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting
    • Built-in cushioning absorbs road shock
  • Non-binding slider provides clearance required for short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
    • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
    • Designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'
      • Not recommended for use on truck beds shorter than 6'
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Short-throw, single-handle operation
  • Self-aligning head pivots for simple hookup
  • 3 Lube points with easy-to-access grease fittings
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for one person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Base rails and universal-fit installation kit included
    • Universal kit requires drilling
    • Semi-custom brackets or additional hardware may be required
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

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


Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q20 Two-Piece Jaw

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


Three-Point Indicator System

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


Q20 Color Indicator System

360-Degree Pivot

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


R20 Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' and 6-1/2' beds, this roller helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a roller to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.


Non-Binding Design

The round-tube design of this slider allows for relatively uninhibited movement of your fifth-wheel hitch. Because your hitch can glide smoothly and easily along the rods, there is less chance of binding.


With straight, flat contact points, as found with square-tube sliders, tension can build between the slider and the hitch when your truck and trailer are somewhat out of line or are on uneven ground. As a result, it can be difficult to properly activate the slider when your truck and trailer are not in a straight line.


With a round-tube slider, there is more give between the contacting surfaces, allowing better mobility of the hitch system. Fewer corners means less tension buildup. Activating a round-tube slider is easier, and operation as a whole is smoother.



16636 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch with R20 Roller and Base Rails

16530 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

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

16200 Curt Universal, Carbide Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Universal Brackets and Hardware



C16636 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16636 Installation instructions


Video of Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider, Rails and Installation Kit - 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 C16636 Review

Today are going to review part number C16636. This is the Curt Q20 Dual Jaw 5th wheel Trailer hitch with the R20 slider, the rails, and the universal installation kit all included and has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. This heavy duty 5th wheel trailer has the Dual Jaw 360 degree pivoting head. It even uses a color coding lock indicator on the handle for extra safety and security. The two Jaw locking system provides a nice 360 degree Jaw to Kingpin contact that will give you less rattle more security then the slider bar models. Has a self aligning head that will pivot for a simple hook up.

What's nice about this head is that it uses a unique spherical axial bearing and this allows easy pivoting to the hitch heads. Once you are hooked up and there is weight on this it can give you a smooth 360 degree movement. Not just front to back, side to side tilting. Also uses built in cushioning which helps absorb the road shock. There is also 3 lube points that are marked. One right here, one over here, and one over right here.

They are very easy to access so you can grease the head very quickly and easily. The other nice feature is they have holding this head into the cross member is two long pins with clips in it. If you pull those pins out, pull those clips out that will allow to remove that head from the cross member. Then you can remove the cross member and the slider from the truck. So I actually makes it very easy for one person to remove this hitch from a vehicle. Now it does come with this plastic lube plate.

This will let the kingpin glide smoothly into the hitch during hook up. You just put this onto the kingpin on your pins box and this will slide in. Makes it very easily.make it very smooth to hook up. The other nice thing is with this on there it also helps protect the hitch head plate up here. Now it does have a 4 inch height adjustment on the cross member there's 3 rows of holes and it will give you a range from anywhere from 17 1/2 to 21 1/2 inches.

Basically, the hitch height is measured from your truck bed to the top of the hitch head. What that does is allow you to.those adjustments allow you to get the.you want to have your 5th wheel trailer as level as possible with the truck that's pulling it. So that will give you the adjustment range to give you the correct height. It does have a lockable handle right here. This will let you secure the trailer to the hitch with the pin and clip that comes with it. Or it's even got the holes that are big enough you could put a padlock in there. Now the padlock is sold separately it doesn't come with it. We do list them. we do sell them on our website and they are listed on this product page as a related product. The handles very short throw, single handle operation. I'm going to show you in a minute how that operates. I mentioned the 3 point indicator system right here. It's color coded. This a little hole right here that a color shows through that's on the handle. You could actually see this from.it's visible from the cab of your tow vehicle. Basically, what it tells you is, it tells you 3 positions. It tells you tow, which is green, couple, which is yellow, and then red which is uncouple. So if it anytime it shows red that means you are not coupled. You don't want to go anywhere. Once it shows green like it does right now with the Jaws closed. That means you are ready to tow and when you pull it open the jaws open to hook up. It will show yellow, which means it's ready to couple. Now the slider that it is on is a nonbinding slider. That will provide clearance which is required on a short bed truck to turn safely at slow speeds. It basically prevents the trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during those sharp slow speed turns. It does slide smoothly on the rounded nonbinding rods right here and it does go back 12 inches to the back of the vehicle. So there is 12 inches front to back movement. Now it is designed for use on trucks with a bed shorter then 8 feet. It is not recommended for use on truck beds shorter then 6 feet. It does also include base rails right here that I got them sitting on, and the brackets here, and the hardware. That is the universal installation kit, that is all included. The universal kit that comes with it, does require drilling to install on your vehicle. We do like to recommend to people that if you use a custom or vehicle specific bracket kit, an install kit. We do sell those separately for some vehicles, not everyone. What we would recommend is to go to our website, use our fit guide. Put in your year and model vehicle. There is a chance to use the vehicle specific bracket kit, we would recommend it. It would save you about 50 % of the time, compared to the universal kit. Because it would actually will use holes already that are drilled in the frame of your vehicle. This is a sturdy steel construction. Has a nice durable carbide powder coat finish on it. A few spec on this, the gross towing weight is 20,000 pounds. Vertical load limiter pin way capacity is 4,000 pounds. I mentioned to slider travel is 12 inches front to back. Again the height adjustment is adjustable, 17 1/2 up to 21 1/2, so 4 inch adjustment. What I am going to show you first is how the head. How you would hook up the kingpin to it. Here is an example of what the kingpin would look like on the pin box of your trailer. Here's your lube plate. You just push that on all the way until its up against there. Then of course, the kingpin is attached to the pin box so when your going to connect which you want to do. Let's first open the jaws that are closed right now. So we will take the pin and clip out. Flip the latch over. Your handles ready to go, so you just pull it. Just like that, it's a very sharp throw. You can see the jaws opened up. So now your ready and if you look at the color it's showing yellow. Which means you are ready to couple. Your backing into your pin box so your kingpin comes in here. Once it goes in far enough you can see it clicks. The handle slides in. The jaws completely wrap around the kingpin. Its showing green, so that means your are ready to go. You just flip this down. Again, put the pin and clip if you want. You could put the padlock in, if you have one. We are just going to do the pin and clip right now. That's locked, the handle down so there is no releasing that. Now if you do need to move this, the slider again. Right now it's in the towing position so it's closest to the cab of the tow vehicle. So, you're out on the road towing. Now come to a place.camping place where you want to drop the trailer. The maneuvering position would be this way. It's 12 inches to the tailgate. So all you would have to do is on this handle just pull this handle out. When you pull it out far enough just twist it back. That will lock that into position to we're you can slide. You can see it will slide and when it meets the notches right there. You'll notice it will lock into place. Just like that, it hit the notch, locks it into place. Now its locked into the maneuvering position. So you got that extra 12 inches of clearance from the pin box king pin to the back of the tow vehicle. Now when you're done maneuvering around and you want to get back on the road and tow. What you want to do this time is just pull it out and twist it that way toward the trailer. Pull it out, twist it like that and it holds it open. Then when you get in and move it. You will see that it will roll back. When you hit the towing position, it locks into place. Pretty simple just like that. If you want to unhook the kingpin just to show you that. Take the pin and clip out, the latch, and pull open that handle. Just like that. You see its open and ready to go. That should do it for the review on part number C16636. This the Curt Q20 Dual Jaw 5th wheel Trailer Hitch with the R20 Slider, The Rails, and the Universal Installation Kit and that all has the 20,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider, Rails and Installation Kit - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16636

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (239 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, 360-degree pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit included.

- C16636

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I received everything fast and ordered the mounting plates for my model truck and everything went it great... Good service and fast delivery... here’s some pictures b/4 my liner was in and after ... Thank again... Great product...and friendly staff ... 475255



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Awesome customer server. My hitch broke on a long cross country trip. Angela helped me order this one. It arrived at my nieces house in 5 days and is a well made solid product. looking forward to heading back out on the road in a couple days 434554



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Just got back from a two-week road trip out west, the new trailer hitch performed without a snag! Easy docking and undocking, very nice to have a nice smooth ride. We are very impressed and thankful for an excellent product. The package in which the hitch arrived was in pretty rough shape, but all the pieces arrived. There is one place on the deck itself where it took some scuffing of the paint from whatever it was banged on during shipping. We are going to have to touch up that place to keep it from rusting in the elements. All in all, this was a great buy. Thanks 574834


Comments

Any good quality rust inhibiting spray paint like Rust-Oleum would work just fine.

-- Mike L - 10/16/2018

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Works great, operations is smooth and dependable, only had one issue: a bolt fell out that holds a roller in place. 572892



- C16530-16025

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I just love this hitch the jaws are tight no play and you know when the hitch is locked and I don’t have the rails in my bed 569773



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I bought the 5th wheel to haul trailers and, it's been a great hitch and has been maintained but it's starting to breakdown, parts are failing , but if used for a personal trailer, it will be a great hitch 264239



- C16130

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I have not actually used the product yet, but know it will be great. The service from ETrailer was phenomenal! I ordered on Monday and it was delivered on Friday afternoon without having to pay an extra fee. The price saved me $900 compared to the price the RV store was quoting me. I am thoroughly pleased. 336332



- C16536

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


slide works great. very nice product. 570222



- C16530-16020

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The hitch has work great and is very well constructed. It has allowed me to get in and out of tight places with a lot more ease. 363539



- C16536

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Shipping was little quirky the factory shipped it via freight and i had to go pick it up from the freight company about 30 minutes away. Once i got it home it was packaged well, installed was very strait forward, it is heavy though so make sure you have two people to lift it into the truck. Have yet to pull a trailer with it so we will see how that goes. Overall assembly height is when installed onto the ram oem rail system adapter is fairly high roughly 57" in the back of 2016 ram 2500. seems like a great product, time will tell. 339057



- C16530-16025

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great product, well built. Only issue I had was the two flat head screws needed to be countersunk deeper, as they stuck up and destroy the lube plate. 350349



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The slide portion of this hitch works very well with very little effort from truck. I have hooked and unhooked several times at our permanent campground lot and have not had any problem with the jaws locking or releasing . We have not taken the 5th wheel camper down the road for any distance, so I cannot comment on hitch rattle or ride. The only issue I have had and it is negligible. It was hard for me to insert and remove the rail pins to remove the hitch from the truck because the rear pins are under the hitch frame.( and yes I mounted the rails perfectly square). If you're not going to remove the hitch often than its a non issue. The rubber dampeners just make the pins tight. I would recommend this hitch for sure just can't give it an excellent if we haven't taken it down the road for a distance. 383206


Comments

We have taken our Fifth wheel to Arizona and back and the hitch performed perfectly. I make sure to keep the hitch lubricated properly. It is definitely quieter and less jerky. I would give the hitch a 5 star as I have not had a problem with this hitch.

Scott M - 05/22/2018

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- C16530-16017

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Product arrived in good shape. The instructions were easy to understand and it took less time to install than I thought. 463016



- C16130

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I have just used the hitch on some very short pulls, nothing long yet. However, I can tell it is much quitter and does not seem to chuck as much as my old hitch. Appears to be very well built. Heavier than the old 15K hitch I had before. The only down I can find right now is that there is not a good place to hook up the emergency stop brake cable. I was able to rig up a connector that works just fine. 428791


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This hitch is really quiet and smooth. No more chucking like my old Reese hitch. I cannot believe the increase of price however, over the past year. Paid less than $500 a year ago. Made the purchase fairly reasonable to purchase at the time.

Craig A - 09/07/2018

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Received product from ETrailer in a very timely manner. All went well with no hitch, play on words, that is what I purchased. Sandy was helpful beyond belief and answered all my questions. Some speak of the damaged boxes when these Curt Hitches arrive. Mine too were damaged but the product was unscathed. Shipping the 100 lbs products I didn't expect the boxes to last. ETrailer did a great job stuffing the shipping boxes all was well. I would recommend ETrailer just on how professional the employees are. I will being purchasing other items again. Thanks again Sandy! 328914



- C16530-16017

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The Curt Q20 5th wheel trailer hitch went together easily. Be sure to read all the instructions prior to installing the hitch in your truck. I was somewhat disappointed in that the base pieces had places where the powder coat had rubbed off. The two pieces were packaged without being protected from each other. Would have been 5 stars except for the shipping damage. I'm excited to hook up to and pull. 274015


Comments

Works great!

John W - 07/20/2017

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great product! 30 mins to put together and dropped rite into puck holes in bed and locked into place with no problems! Received two days from ordering it! Gave part number for the Q24 but received Q20 , but the Q20 met my minimum rating required! 215538



- C16530-16021

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Contacted etrailer about fifth wheel hitch made by curt and spoke with Anthony W. He was very knowledgeable , helpful and courteous. Had it shipped to another address and kept me informed daily on it's whereabout and delivery date. The package was packed good and was received with no damage. Installation took about an hour with very easy instructions. My truck is a 2016 Ram 3500 with 5th wheel prep package. Picked up 5th wheel in Oklahoma City and drove out to CA, hitch worked great. If your looking for a great product i recommend e trailer. Thanks Jamie L. 273689



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I received my 5 th wheel hitch today and put it in so I am a happy camper I looked all over on line and found e trailers they where one of the cheapest in price and had the direct factory hook up style there was a bit of a problem getting me the 5th wheel on time (out of stock ) but George informed me same days as order that he had ordered it direct from the factory but hurricane Irma slowed shipping once I received my truck from dealer I noticed it had the inside 7 pin connector so I asked could he remove this from my order and he did also spoke with a women and she said my shipment would arrive today and it did ! good parts (I only use reese and curt ) and better customer service I advise highly you use this company they still have good work ethic ! (rare today ) I give them a 6 stars out of 5 ! !! I will use them again thank you much donald a soon to be professional hauler ! 438826



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Thank-you etrailer for the fast free shipping! Ordered on Sunday evening and received hitch, mounting kit, and wiring package on Friday!!!! 5 boxes in delivery and all were received at the same time, great job. already tow 5th wheel with this hitch and it is great. Better than my old reese. Hook-up is easy and positve. Will say it does take all evening to install and measurements are extremly important to a good installation. Measured and checked square several times prior to any drilling and the mounting brackets are perfect. Thanks again for the fast, complete, and quality shipment. The only comment regarding shipment is that the hitch box had some damage when received and 5th wheel had a couple of same scratches, no big deal!!! The shipping box is not very durable based on product weight! 192850


Comments

Have pulled my 38 foot toy hauler on 9 different trips now with absolutely no problems. Great fifth wheel. previously had a Reese and this on is a just as good if not better.

Mark S - 06/19/2016

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


We purchased this hitch for our 2016 Dodge. Helen in customer service was wonderful in getting this to us in a timely manner. Installation was very easy and it pulls great. Awesome purchase! 487596



- C16530-16021

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


My curt c16530-16021 has been a great 5th wheel hitch. It's worked flawlessly over the last year which we traveled extensively hooking and unhooking several times a week. The absolute best thing about this hitch is the ease of installation in the bed, of course you have to have the Dodge Ram 5th wheel bed option. Release the puck locks and it slips directly into the bed frame, close the puck locks and your ready to go about a 5 minute job. 252770



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I had a 16K Husky 5th wheel hitch for 12 years. It came with the RV purchase. We upgraded to a larger 5th wheel in 2015. I pulled it with the K16 but due to wear on the hitch I didn't feel comfortable. I searched the internet and came upon etrailer.com. I began researching different hitches. I settled on Curt due to it's reviews. I placed an order with etrailer and the next day I got an email with all of the shipping and tracking information. I had the hitch in 5 days. I was very disappointed when it was delivered. The shipping box was very light duty and had been reinforced with pieces of cardboard damaged. There was also a lot of heavy duty staples holding it together. I took photos upon delivery. After I opened the box I found the hitch was damaged. I immediately sent an email with photos of the box as received and the damage to the hitch. I called customer service and talked to Gina and Janice and went over the details. I was given instructions for returning the hitch and was emailed necessary papers to ship it back at no charge. I dropped it off at UPS the same day and received notification in 3 days that it was received. I was also advised a new hitch would be sent out and I received it in 3 days. At first I was very upset but after. That quickly changed after talking to the staff and receiving the new hitch within 5 days. These type things sometimes happen. I give the staff at etrailer.com an applause for their quick handling of this issue. I have since made another purchase. Give them a try. 275867



- C16130

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Received hitch as ordered. Assembly and installation was simple , took approximately 30 minutes. Only issue was the shipping carton was damaged and some scratching of finish occurred during the shipping. 193294


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Product works great, price was fair and tows well. Removing from the truck is siple as the unit can be removed in two pieces making the weight more manageable.

Ed J - 05/26/2016

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Melinda at was great and help select the best hitch solution for my needs. Hitch arrived exactly when promised. Hitch itself appears to be solidly built. Some minor irritations like the locking pin cables crimped so hard that the cables were cut in two on two of the four leg pins. Will have to do my own anchors for those. Also packaging, as noted in other reviews, is pretty weak. After opening I understand why the whole box was wrapped in shrink wrap. Looked like a war was conducted inside with piece parts scattered to the winds. Shrink wrap kept it all inside thankfully Install was straight forward, and went in easy with two people. Could be a little challenging for one person. Hitch now resides on a RAM 2500 8ft with 5th wheel OEM prep. 5th wheel gets picked up next week. 203293


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So far, this hitch has been absolutely trouble free. The two piece design makes for a uick and easy removal or install when I need the bed to be free of restrictions ! Happy camper

Tim D - 06/14/2016

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Because of personal medical issues, I had the hitch installed professionally. I pull a 38' fifth wheel behind a Duramax powered Chevy. The hitch has served it's purpose well and looking forward to using it for many more years!! I purchased the slider version, but have found that I would NOT have had to purchase a slider because of the design of the front of my fifth wheel, as seen in the pic's. I am able to do 90 degree turns without any problems (without moving the hitch rearward). 302964



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The Curt Q20 with R20 slider hitch arrived just as promised in 3 days after placing the order. The Q20 head box was totally destroyed. The manufacture packaging was not made to ship individually using small package carrier such as UPS. Upon inspection I discovered that the bolts and washers were missing. I contacted Bill at E-trailer and told him. He explained that the replacements would have to come from the manufacturer and would take several days. I told him that I already scheduled an install and really needed those bolts and washers. He was able to round some up for me and shipped them out next day and they arrived on Monday just as promised. I also spoke with Bill about not being able to remove the head unit for the hitch. It needed to be removed to be able to install it on the slider. It seemed to be stuck and I could not budge it. I assumed that it may have been damaged in shipping, especially after receiving it in a demolished box. He explained to me that since it was new its tolerances were tight and I might try taking a pry bar to it. Well that did not make me feel real good. He was totally correct. Just a little more effort with a pry bar moved it just enough for the bushing to squeak loose and the head came right out. I am disappointed in the jaws on this unit. They look like they were forged by a 3rd grader. Not smooth and somewhat pitted. They are not machined jaws for sure. Had it all installed using the new Reese rail brackets for the 2017 F250. Everything went smooth. An added plus is the quiet ride when not connect to trailer. Can’t even notice the hitch is back there. My other hitch rattled and clanked all the time and was so annoying. I just hooked my 38ft 5th wheel for the first time. It was smoother and easier than any other hitch I have ever used. I bought the sider unit which is recommended by all for the short bed. However I cannot use the slider as the king pin box slides too close to the tall tail gate. The new 2017 F250 is taller and the bed is deeper so I needed a hitch that would go up to 19 ½ inches. I will update after a my first run with trailer later this month. Everyone at E-trailer was outstanding. 5 Star. I will keep using them in the future. 303415



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


I bought a new trailer recently that weighs 16k and I just didn't feel secure using my Reese pro series 16k to Haul with. So I started looking at various hitches. I've had 3 other fifth wheel hitches in the past. All of them have been 15 and 16k models. What I never liked was the latching system. I've even had a trailer come out of the hitch due to a poor latching hook up. There wasn't an good way to lock the hitch. Some of it was my fault and some was a poor design. When I saw the Curt Q20 had a latch on the handle and also was color coded I was hooked. This hitch satisfied my want list. It arrived 4 days after I ordered it and like other comments I've read it was full of heavy duty staples. It was double packaged. There had to be over 50 staples. It was defiantly packaged securely. After dimantaling the packing I finally got to the hitch. There were a few scratches on the hitch from all the staples but a bit of black touch up paint took care of that. After all the hitch is going to be used and get scrached by me anyways. Four bolts and it was together. It fit perfictly it my existing rails. By the way it's heavier than my other hitches. I wound be apprehensive to pull my new trailer. If your looking for a great hitch at a great price you can't go wrong. 344415


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Fantastic

Dave E - 02/23/2018

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Saved myself about $150 buying this online from Etrailer instead of my local rv/camping shop. My hitch arrived on time. The boxes were tore up but the website warned me about that ahead of time. Packaging wasn't an issue as all items were inside and intact. Assembly was simple and I had plenty of help from all the instructional videos I found on YouTube. Great hitch and I highly recommend that you purchase your new hitch from Etrailer. 232806


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Excellent! No issues.

GP - 11/30/2016

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I ordered a Curt 20K hitch and custom mounting kit for my 2011 2500HD Chevy on a Friday and received it the following Friday which I consider to be very prompt shipping, The box it was shipped in arrived in a very beaten up condition I expected to find damage on the hitch but other than a few minor cosmetic blemishes everything was fine. The installation instructions were pretty good I did'nt have any problem following them, I had expected pulling the side plate bolts thru the frame with a fish wire to be a problem but it turned out to be very easy to do. Putting togeather the bolts from the hitch rails thru the truck bed and tighening them was difficult but I think if I had been 40 years younger it would have been no problem, The major problem was the heat shield over the exhaust system I had to pull a couple bolts and bend it down to get my arm under it. In the instructions they say a gearwrench would help in tightning the bolts I found that to be good advice much better than trying to use a combination wrench. I'm still in the process of breaking in my truck so I haven't tried pulling with the hitch yet but it appears to be well built and designed. e-trailer was easy to work with I had absolutly no problems and would buy from them again. 8897



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Unlike other reviews...I will say that my packages all arrived in perfect condition. (Boxes were all intact). Assembling the Q20 is a breeze and by all appearances this hitch certainly seems to be more than adequate for my needs. I haven't had a chance to actually use it yet...but from what I can tell, I certainly don't expect any issues. I like the way the hitch latches and unlatches, and that you can add a lock to prevent someone from opening the jaws while you are parked somewhere. I think the only thing I'll add is a lock in place of one of the pins...just to make it difficult for someone to remove and steal the hitch. 289612


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A year later...and everything still works like a charm. Ive had zero issues with this Q20 Hitch!

Richard P - 08/31/2017

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This has been a good choice for a hitch. It's reasonably priced hitch and does the job it's made for. My rig's GVW is 15,000, so this is sufficient for me. My only concerns are that I've had some problems unhitching the trailer. I'm not sure if that's my rig leaning on the jaws or if that's problem with the hitch itself. I don't know it that would have been a problem if I had bought the B and W or Demco hitch. My second concern is one that can't be corrected as far as I know. I've got a dually and it's difficult for me to reach the handle because of my height. I carry a small step ladder to get over the fender for that. When I ordered the hitch, it was time sensitive, since after I ordered one form another site, the order never came through. I called etrailer, and they promised a quick delivery, and they came through. It was a pleasure working with them. They get 5 stars! 400161



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I purchased the Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch with R20 slider. Quality and Workmanship are excellent. Etrailer folks best price around, and fast free shipping. Thanks Gil B 236427



- C16130

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great hitch. Used several times. Love the way it comes apart into two pieces for ease of carrying when taking it out and putting it back in. Locks the trailer in tight too. Gets my trailer to were I want to with no problems. 388350



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The hitch we ordered came in much earlier than anticipated. So far appears to be high quality product. Service from the company is outstanding! 424749


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Great! Pulls strong and makes attaching the rv a breeze

David - 08/24/2018

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I just finished installing the bed rails yesterday (bear cat) on my 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500HD and installed the Curt (C16130) hitch. I've not towed or hauled any trailers with it yet so I don't know how it will perform. I previously used a Husky (15K) hitch which I really liked. The Husky was getting old and showing signs of wear and I didn't like the clanks and squeaks. The Curt hitch went in easily though it a fewer height adjustments.....height adjustment holes are two inches apart versus 1.5 inches on the Husky. It is a stout (and heavy) hitch. I frequently put my hitch in an out and the Husky could easily be broken down into two parts....reducing the weight. The Curt appears difficult (at least so far) to break down into two parts. I did it twice and had to use a crow bar to separate the head from the legs. It's way too heavy to handle in one piece....as are most fifth wheel hitches. Maybe it loosens up after use and comes apart easier.....I hope. I assume it will provide great service and eliminate the noise and chucking and had with my old hitch. 422859



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


After 1 year the 20K Curt is still like new. It was an easy drop in for the puck system on my 2016 Ram 3500 dually. We pull a 42 foot fifth wheel camping and it does the business. Easy hook up with one person and the color coded handle comes in handy. Recommended buy! 421309


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After a year, it is still like new. Couple grease points and using a hitch plate and really can not tell it has been used. The hitch is great and well recommended!

Tyler S - 08/17/2018

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I have now used this hitch with some long hauls. There is no more chucking like my old Reese hitch. The hitch is quiet and smooth. Well satisfied with this hitch. 552707



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Excellent arrived on time all items included that was needed to complete assembly 551503



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Best fifth wheel hitch I have ever purchased. I wish I could of had this type of hitch for my 2003 F-350. I use to have a Reese hitch that broke and left my fifth wheel laying on my bed rails it sure cost me a small fortune to get that fixed, I have hauled my new fifth wheel over 15,000 miles with out a problem what so ever. And some times I still have to look in the rear view mirror to make sure my trailer is still there. I recommend this product to anyone that pulls as much as I do, "Great Product". Sorry don't have any pictures............... 380920


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Best damn hitch I have ever bought, shipping was four days, I have hauled various trailers for other friends and with my backup camera it’s a first time every time to dam simple.

Randall B - 05/21/2018

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Hard to get rubber shims installed. Pins don't fit to mount hitch to ram 2500 factory holes in bed. Hitch kinda clunky without rubber shims. 543952



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Took a little getting used to but this hitch is easier to use than our previous Reese hitch. It is significantly heavier so getting in and out of the truck bed is a little more work. 529009



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Great hitch. Very easy to hook up. 528595



- C16536

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



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Professional hitch 526100



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A very strong yet lightweight product. Easily comes out of the bed of my truck with two people. Feels very secure when pulling our 5th wheel. 524934



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Other than being a little finicky to release occasionally, it’s been great. I remove it every fall and that’s a two person job. Etrailer was prompt and offered a good price. 524585



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We have have NO problems with the 5th Wheel Hitch. Thank you for a great product! 523941



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The hitch is sturdy and seems safe while towing. I've had some issues with getting the hitch to lock down and release but keeping the thing greased seems to be the key to consistent performance. 521699



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Easy to operate. Color coded position on locking mechanism gives good feedback on status of hitch. Easy to hookup on unlevel ground 521228


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  • How Long Does it Take to Install a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • We estimate that it will take about 6 hours to install a 5th wheel trailer hitch and installation kit in a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500. A lot depends on the installer's experience and skill. Once the installation kit is done putting the hitch in the rails will only take a couple of minutes. The reason that it takes so long is that the install kit included with Curt trailer hitch # C16636 is a universal kit which requires more drilling than a custom kit. You could use custom kit, # C16418-204,...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Setup Recommendation for a Quiet Ride in a Short Bed Truck
  • For a quiet slider fifth wheel I would recommend you get the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Slider # C16636. This is a cushioned hitch that has a 360 pivoting head and a 2 jaw locking system that provides excellent king pin contact to minimize movement. If you want the absolute quietest setup I would recommend you install a Sidewinder pin box on your trailer and then use a fixed fifth wheel hitch. This would be much quieter than any sliding hitch and would not require you to get out of your vehicle...
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rear Suspension Enhancement For a 2012 Ford F-150
  • The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # 16636, with the R20 Tube Slider and Universal Installation Kit will work on your 2012 Ford F-150. You might want to also look at the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16536, and # C16441-204, which is the same 20K fifth wheel hitch and the same R20 hitch rollers, but it includes the custom installation kit instead of the universal installation kit and is designed to specifically fit your truck. Keep in mind that your truck is only rated for a certain amount...
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  • Spiral Cam Greasing for a Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and read him the message you sent us and his response was that to lubricate the spiral cam all you need to do is pull the handle so the jaw comes up and then grease the shaft the jaw is riding on with grease like part # L10308 and you will be good to go.
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  • Any Additional Items Needed To Install Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16636, On 2002 Ford F250
  • The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16636, is the 20K fifth wheel hitch, the R20 hitch rollers and the universal installation kit with rails. No additional items will be needed. You might want to also look at the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16536, and # C16443-204, which is the same 20K fifth wheel hitch, the same R20 hitch rollers, but it includes the custom installation kit instead of the universal installation kit. If you are planning on doing the installation yourself, I would...
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  • 20k Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch that Can Be Adjusted to 16-1/2 inches in Height
  • The fifth wheel hitch that comes with both of the part numbers you referenced part # C16636 and the # C16536 is the exact same hitch. The difference is that the # C16636 comes with a set of universal install rails as well. The adjustable height for the hitch that comes with either part number is 17-1/2 IN - 21-1/2 IN. If you need to be able to adjust the height of the hitch to 16-1/2 inches you would instead want the Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Round Tube Slider # RP30083 as it...
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  • Do Reese Fifth Wheel Hitches Have Reputation as Hard to Uncouple from Trailer
  • Without knowing what specific Reese fifth wheel hitch you have it is hard to give specific advice on getting the hitch to release from your fifth wheel. Reese makes several different jaw designs that some might work easier than others. But as far as Reese having a reputation as having difficult release mechanisms I would not say that across the board. There is only one size king pin so it wouldn't be that your trailer has too large of one. Sometimes fifth wheel trailers will have a hard...
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  • Which Curt 5th Wheel Set-Up Would be Best for a 1994 GMC 3500 Towing a 15,840 lb 5th Wheel Trailer
  • To install a Curt 5th wheel hitch and base rails in the bed of your 1994 GMC 3500 you can use the Curt E5 fifth-wheel trailer hitch and universal base rails with installation kit, # C16116, if you have an 8 foot bed and your trailer weight will always be below 16,000 lbs. If you have a 6-1/2 foot bed you can use the Curt E5 hitch with slider and install kit, # C16616. These kits include the above bed rails and hardware and the below bed hardware and brackets for installation on the GMC. I...
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  • Converting Curt Q20 From Stationary Hitch To Slider Hitch 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I am assuming that you have a stationary hitch with a Q20 head installed currently. If that is the case, I would recommend the Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, part # C16550. This is designed for use on trucks with beds that are shorter than 8 ft, but not intended for truck beds shorter than 6 ft. This slider provides 12 inches of travel from front to back, and has a gross towing capacity of 20000 lbs.
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