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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C16636 - Cushioned 360-Degree Curt Sliding Fifth Wheel
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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

  • Curt
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch and Install Rails
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 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.


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.



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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 - Sliding 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   (271 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.

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Really good quality and works just like it’s supposed to. 697734



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When we received the hitch it was missing a few pieces so we called customer service at etrailer and they were so nice and took care of the issue immediately, highly recommended the hitch and etrailer!! 611451



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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


So happy we found etrailer.com and this hitch. Greg was very accommodating and answered all of our questions. Shipping was quick and item arrived on time. Will definitely order from etrailer.com again. 707205



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This 5th-wheel hitch has worked flawlessly! When towing my 40' Keystone Montana RV, it's virtually like it's on rails at any speed. Recently, I made the mistake of turning too sharply trying to exit the parking area where it had been stored, and hit a supporting pole of a chain link fence 4" before clearing it. That tore off the rear cap of my RV, but the hitch didn't budge or bend one iota! That thing is as solid as a rock and utterly dependable! I don't believe I will ever have to have it repaired much less buy a new one. Thank you for a truly OUTSTANDING product! 699074



- C16530-16025
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Very happy with this hitch. Very easy to install and rcemove when necessary. Would definitely recommend to other customers. 466838



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


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



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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



- C16530-16025
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Just want to give some kudos to the folks at etrailer. Descriptions and videos are on the money. Awesome shipping along with tracking , received my curt Q20 on time and installed per manufacturers instructions. The one issue I had with installation was torquing the 4 bolts. The 2 in front went easy, but the ones in back the torq wrench did not fit so had to take the hitch head off and pull hitch out of truck and turn over to torq the bolts. Little pain but not to bad. Etrailer keep up the good work. Scott 302418



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


After watching a YouTube video, assembly wasn't a problem. Hitch seems ok, haven't used it enough yet. The one problem I Have at this time is the Curt decal on the hitch head was installed crooked . It looks like a kid put it on. If I can't get another one I'll tear that one off and repaint if needed 634939



- C16530-16017
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This is one of the finest hitches I have ever had. I love the ease of operation, the strength it has, and its light weight enough that I can remove it by myself if I want to take my hitch completely out of the bed of my truck. It is a breeze to connect and disconnect by myself, which is a major plus for this solo traveler. The other bonus is the small profile in the bed of the truck, and I still have room to load all my art gear for a show. I would highly recommend it to everyone! 584507



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Just installed today, all parts are very heavy. I will need a crane to take it out. Had to go to hardware store because of some wrong parts in sealed bags. Handle was bent my guess was during shipping. Maybe a little to early for a complete review. Looking forward to hooking up the trailer and testing hitch. 670303



- C16530-16017
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Extremely happy with the new hitch, very easy to assemble (4 bolts, local dealer wanted $300 to assemble), even easier to attach to my factory hitch mounts (Ford). Get someone to help you lift it into your truck. 480689


Comments

This is simply the best 5th wheel hitch I have ever used!

Charlie - 03/05/2019

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great product Every thing was here Easy install 373814



- C16530-16021
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This 5th wheel hitch fits OEM hitch mount provisions perfectly on my 2017 Ram 3500. Connecting and disconnecting works well. This hitch is heavy for one person to manage, but a hoist set-up makes for easy installation and removal. Tows well with no play between trailer pin and truck. Great product. 625666



- C16536
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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


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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


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



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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



- C16530-16021
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Just installed my Q20 no problems at all dropped right in place I did not tighten bolts all the way until it was in place directions could have been a little more clear for the ram puck system etrailer one of the best online companies I have dealt with from customer service to getting right info to the best tracking ever Can’t say anything about the hitch yet get my RV Monday so far so good I feel confident 613169



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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



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Easy to assemble. Perferct fit with my Bakflip tonneau cover. 450689



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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


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

Scott M - 05/22/2018

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- 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 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



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


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



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


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


Pros: I've been using this hitch for about a year to tow my 5th wheel, and I've probably hooked up to it about 20 times. It's a really great hitch, easy to work, and I really like the color coded features (red, yellow, and green) that show when the hitch is connected or not and ready to tow. I haven't used the slider so I can't comment on that other than it appears to be easy enough to use. I LOVE the puck system to install it in the bed of the truck. As far as etrailer, they are great! They asked some questions to help me determine my needs, and then they provided a number of possible hitches. They were great about answering any questions I had. I've purchased several things from them in the past, and I HIGHLY recommend etrailer!!! Cons: There were a few places in the installation documentation that could have been easier to decipher. There were several videos online showing how the product works, but I couldn't find anything showing how to put it together. This would have been extremely helpful. Also, CURT claims this is a two man lift and can be easily removed from the truck. NOT TRUE! This thing is HEAVY, but it's supposed to be. Unless you have a piece of equipment to help lift it you should plan on leaving it installed. 482315


Comments

I apologize for the delayed response. I think Ive had the hitch for about two years now, and I use it to tow a fifth wheel RV quite a lot throughout the year with my Ford F-250. Its been a great hitch and is really easy to use. Probably the best part about it is that it uses the in-bed puck system. I have no regrets on this purchase.

Chad - 03/13/2019

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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


After the delivery truck driver just basically threw the hitch, sliders and adapter rails off the truck and dragged them through the door of our offices. (Even though we have a warehouse and a forklift). I got the forklift and a co-worker and we picked the destroyed boxes and parts up and put them up in the back of my truck. The entire hitch package weights around 280 lbs, be sure to have help to move and install it. etrailer and Curt replaced the stickers that were scraped off the hitch by the hard landing and after some re-painting of the black parts it looks alright and works great. We have around 7,200 miles towing with it so far and it's just starting to get broken in. Great product, very strong (but heavy) 628568



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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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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Arrived on time with everything as promised. I have purchased multiple times from etrailer with outstanding results every time This 5th wheel hitch was just 4 bolts to put together. Easy - peasy 723265



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great customer service... I keep coming back because of there customer service. I can find it cheaper on [online store] but the customer service is above and beyond. Just picked up new hubs and wheel and tire assemblies for my double ski trailer...Again great service and free shipping.... Hally and Lindy were both very friendly and went above and beyond. That kind of customer service is rare in todays market...Thanks again... 714984



- C16530-16021
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I ordered this hitch on Sunday 8/25/2019 and it was delivered the Following Wednesday 8/28/2019. It took me about 40 minutes to assemble with a little help. It was just as advertised and the free delivery was a nice touch. Both the Curt Q20 fifth wheel hitch and etrailer.com are highly recommend. 695166



- C16530-16025
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Easy to assemble, drops write into the truck, easy to use, Very happy. 690404



- C16530-16017
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Very Satisfied. Easy to install an remove, an makes hooking up an disconnecting from my 5th wheel a lot easier.Makes a world of difference in towing. 690100



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After one year of use, it still works like it is new. Great, easy to use hitch.....with no shucking! Easy to install and uninstall from truck. 677737



- C16130
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The shipping estimate was perfect and delivered on time. Haven’t had the opportunity to tow with it yet, but the hitch came with minor scratches and small dents due to shipping. Definitely would still recommend. 676684



- C16671
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Everything arrived on the date it was promised. Thank you. 655047



- C16536
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No problems with hook ups or disconnects. Very well built and looks good too! 642005



- C16530-16021
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Ordered on a Wednesday and it showed up Friday. Installed in 30 minutes by myself with no issues. 638788



- C16671
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Met my needs 638085



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looks good have not had time to use it yet 636221



- C16671
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good product, came fairly fast the shipper was terrible, the packaging was crushed, ripped open, parts hanging out and some parts missing. really not etrailer's fault 628523



- C16530-16021
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


The parts arrived right on schedule 5 days from MO to OR. The boxes were in good shape and no scratches Sure is heavy. 617676



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


This hitch has performed well. My 2 complaints are the handle sits a little high preventing a hard bed cover to slide over it. Secondly, it is very picky when trying to unhook. Almost need two people, one to try to release the handle (and trailer height) while the other moves the truck back and forth to get it to pop loose. I have read of other users with this issue. I haven't needed to use the slider due to getting a long bed after I purchased this. Not sure if I can remove the slider and have the hitch mount to the floor mount without additional parts. ??? I would consider buying again but would shop around for one that will accommodate the use of the bed cover. 610786



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great product I love it. 610361



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Curt makes a top quality product. The fit and finish on my C16130 hitch is first rate. Shipping was quick. All the parts were in the box. Assembled product and installed in truck. etrailer.com has the best customer support and service. Final word: etrailer staff & Curt products ROCK! 609659



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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


After I bought my new camper the search was on for a better hitch. I previously owned a little rocker 15k with the slide bar style locking mechanism. It worked well but with the bigger camper I wanted something that would eliminate the chucking in the hitch that I was getting. After looking at a lot of other hitches and comparing price vs. features I settled on this hitch. The box it was shipped in was pretty beat up when it got to my house but I kinda expected that. The hitch survived the journey without a scratch. Its built very heavy, but not so heavy that I cant remove it my truck by myself. The fitment between all the components seems good without a lot of slop. After setting the height I hitched up to the camper and took her for a test run. I am very happy with the results so far. The only place that I get any movement is where the hitch connects to the rails but I plan on purchasing the felt pads to eliminate that in the future. The indicators on the release bar are very nice, its nice to have a visual indication and know the jaws are locked. Even after a year of use i still can't find anything to really complain about. If anyone is looking for a solid hitch that won't break the bank I would strongly recommend this one. 607787



- C16130
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Great hitch! 606183



- C16536
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Review from a similar Curt Q20 in Fifth Wheel


Working great. Well constructed. No issues. I'm quite pleased with Curt products. (Important tip: don't forget to slide the hitch back before making a sharp turn, such as at a gas station. The RV WILL break your back window if you forget.) 602588


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  • Does Curt Q20 and Universal Rail Kit Fit 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • Yes, the rail kit of the Curt Q20 and Universal Rail Kit part # C16636 does fit your 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed, but since you have a long bed truck you don't need to have a slider hitch. You can get by with the lighter weight and easier to manage fixed hitch version of this kit part # C16131 though since slider hitches are only needed on short bed trucks where turning clearance is harder to come by .
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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