Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16K

Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16K

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  • Curt
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 18-3/4 - 22-3/4 Inch Tall
  • 4000 lbs TW
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Includes adapter rails for Chevy/GMC 5th-wheel towing prep package. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16668 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16K. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16668

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Includes adapter rails for Chevy/GMC 5th-wheel towing prep package.


Features:

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


Specs:

  • Application: 2016 and newer Chevy/GMC trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 18-3/4" - 22-3/4"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for hitch
    • 5-Year limited for roller


Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A16 Two-Piece Interlocking Jaw

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


Three-Point Indicator System

A16 Color Indicator System

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


R16 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.


Curt rebranded this fifth-wheel trailer hitch by changing its name from Q16 to A16 in 2016. All features and specifications remained the same.



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C16668 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16668 Installation instructionsC16668 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions C16668 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg



Video of Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16K


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




Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel C16668 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, with the R16 Slider for the Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package. It has a 16,000 pound weight capacity. Now, this is a custom-fit part. It is designed to fit the 2016 and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2,500 and 3,500 trucks, with the 6-1/2' bed and the factory rail kit. On a custom-fit product I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show if this will work for your application.Now, this 5th wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed, so that you can tow your 5th wheel trailer. This one's mounted on this non-binding slider, which will provide a clearance required for your sharp bed truck to turn safely at slow speeds.

The slider travel will give you 12" front to back.Now, that extra clearance will prevent your trailer from hitting the cab of your truck during sharp, slow speed turns. It'll slide smoothly on these rounded, non-binding rods. This is designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8', but not recommended for use on truck beds shorter than 6'.Does use this two jaw interlocking system, right up here. Provides a nice 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact. Because of that, it'll give you less rattle, more security than the slide bar models.

Does offer two lube points, right in the front here. Makes it easy to access grease Zerk fittings, one right over here, one right over here, one on each jaw. It allows you to put your grease gun right on there and lubricate the jaws.The head on this is a fully articulating torsion head. Gives you controlled coupling and a nice stable, quiet ride. It will self-align for easy hookup, suppresses any road shock, and it will reduce bothersome towing noise.Now this does offer a fast one-pin head removal, to make it easy for one person remove the hitch from the vehicle.

Right here, this clip, if you move this clip and slide out this large pivot pin from the back here, slide that out, you can take the head out of the crossmember and then take your crossmember right out of the slider. Makes it easy for one person to break it down.Now this does offer a 4" hitch height adjustment. Now hitch height is critical, 'cause when you go to two your 5th wheel, you want it to be as level as possible with your tow vehicle. So, when you go to mount this crossmember to the slider, there is different rows of holes that'll give a 4" hitch height adjustment. Now hitch height is always measured from the truck bed to the top of the hitch head, so it'll let you adjust it from 18-3/4, all the way up to 22-3/4.Other nice feature on this, they offer a 3 point color-coded indicator system, right back here, under the hitch head.

What's nice about that, it'll tell you if your hitch is ready to couple, uncouple or tow, by using your color-coded system. What's nice is you can see those colors from the cab. So, if you're sitting in the cab right here, you can turn around and look. Whatever color is showing there, it'll tell you what position the jaws are in.Right now, it's showing a green circle. Green means it's ready to go. You're ready to tow. You're all set. Now, if we'd open that and the jaws pop open, it would show a yellow triangle, which means you're ready to couple. By chance, if it shows the red octagon, like a stop sign, that means you're uncoupled. You're not ready to couple up yet. Right now, as I mentioned, it's showing a green circle, so it shows the jaws are closed. You're ready to go.The handle itself is a lockable handle. Let's you easily secure the trailer to hitch. Comes with this pin and clip that's tethered to this lanyard, so you don't lose it. The hole is large enough, you could put a padlock through there if you want extra security. The padlocks, we do sell separately on our website. The handle is a nice short throw single handle operation. I'm going to show you in a few minutes how that works, give a demonstration on all of its features. Then put the pin and clip back in.Now it does come with this plastic lube plate. This plastic lube plate will go on to your kingpin, so when you go to hook up, it helps the kingpin glide smoothly into the hitch, during hookup, and it puts a little of the plastic here between, so you don't have metal to metal contact. In other words, your 5th wheel will sit on this lube plate.Now to install this into your vehicle, it's very fast, easy installation. Basically, it'll just drop into the four receiver pucks that are built into your factory under bed rails. All you have to do is, right here you got a clip. Just remove the clip, rotate this handle 90 degrees, and it'll rotate the tab. You'll do that on each corner. Once they're all four opened, you just drop it into those four pucks that are in the factory under bed rails. Once it drops it, rotate the handles back. Again, you'll do it on each corner. That'll twist that tab and lock it into place. Then just put the clip back through there, to hold the handle into place. So it's very simple installation and easy to remove also.This hitch is a sturdy steel construction. Has a nice, durable carbide power coat finish to it. Few specs on it again, the application is for the 2016 and newer Chevy GMC trucks, with the factory installing towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is 16,000 pounds. Vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 4,000 pounds. And we mentioned the slider travels is going to give you 12" front to back.So what we're going to do now is, I'm going to demonstrate the jaws, how they operate and the slider, how it'll operate. I have here an example of kingpin, what it would look like on your 5th wheel. When we go to hook up, just again, take the pin and clip, unhook it, pull it out and then you'll see this handle we talked about, very sharp throw, pop it back, jaws pop open, you're ready to hook up. As we mentioned, if you look back here at the color coated system, it's showing a yellow triangle. So it means you're ready to couple. When you go to couple up, your kingpin will slide back into the jaws. You can see, once they get back far enough, it'll automatically, both jaws will interlock and go around it completely. You notice the handle goes back into the closed position. The holes line up. You can take your pin and clip, drop it right through there. Clip it. You're all ready to go, ready to tow.Now, if you want to move the slider, like right now it's in the towing position, which means the kingpin is close to the cab as could be. So you get into your camp ground and you need to make some sharp turns, you want to get that extra 12" of clearance, so your 5th wheel doesn't hit your truck, what you'll do is take this slider handle, pull it out. Then just twist it away from where you're going to go. In other words, it says towing position here, maneuvering position here. So we pull it out and we twist it that way. Then when you move, it will automatically slide. You can see, once it gets to the maneuvering position, the 12" you've gained, it will automatically lock it into place, and you're ready to make your tight turns.Then, when you're done camping, you want to get back on the road, you want to move this into the towing position. Again, just pull this handle out, twist it the opposite way of which way it's going. You'll notice as it moves, it'll slide back to the towing position and lock right into place. Simple as that.That should do it for the review on the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, on this R16 slider, for the Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package, with a 16,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller for Chevy/GMC Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16K - C16668

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (224 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel hitch has interlocking jaws, a torsion head, and a color-coded lock indicator for security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Includes adapter rails for Chevy/GMC 5th-wheel towing prep package.

- C16668

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GMC


The 5th wheel hitch was very well made, all fabrication welds are professional. Assembly of the hitch is simple, I installed all the fasteners, placed mounting assembly onto GMC factory installed rails, then tightened all self-locking nuts/bolts. Installed the R16 roller assembly and attached A16 hitch using supplied flat head machine screws. Prior to installing screws, I applied loctite thread locker to threads. All machine screws were torqued. I will be sending photos of the installation, soon. Great hitch. Regards, Earl Underwood 449810



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Beware if purchasing this hitch and oem prep rails. Good smooth head. But with oem rail system from curt you will not get the hitch head adjusted low enough. Description states 17-1/2” low but with rails lowest is 20-1/2”. Had to buy different head. 576373



- C16520-16020

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Unit works like a dream, never an issue. Goes in and out of my truck with ease. 573610



- C16520-16026

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Hitch was simple to install. Very sturdy. Worked in Titan with 6.5' box with reese revolution pinbox on trailer. 519345



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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Very seldom do you have a company that works with their customer the way etrailer does, I contacted them to make sure that i would order the correct 5th wheel hitch for my 2011 ford 250 supper duty. They helped me through the process based on the information I gave them and ordered product. I purchased my truck used and it had a slide in bed liner, i removed the liner to prep for installing the hitch only to discover my vehicle has a factory installed hitch rail in it. I contacted etrailer some 5 hours after my order to change the type of hitch that would fit and was very surprised by how understanding they were. I recieved my hitch a day and a half later by ups and am very pleased with the timely manner in which this purchase was handed. THANK YOU etrailer. 491111



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


found pricing comparable. had hitch in 5 days and this included a Saturday and Sunday. assembly went smooth. love the mounting brackets and knowing everything come from one vender. first ;time user of a 5th wheeler, felt total confident of the assembly. 415532


Comments

everything is great. Purchase a new truck and got my second installation kit from you as well. Went in as smooth as the first install. thanks for the follow up

Bill E - 08/07/2018

42020

- C16520-16025

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Fit the puck system in my Silverado with minor depth adjustments. Very easy to use. The color codes allow you to hook up to the hitch with confidence that you are locked in. Very pleased with the product. 541758



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


I have only used the hitch on one short trip but at this point I am very happy with it. Shipping was fast but shipping boxes were torn open, all the parts were ok. I followed the instruction video on etrailer site and there was an error in it that took me a few minutes to work out. When installing the handle after you place the two bolts in the holes and start to put the bottom plate on the video shows putting it on upside down. I kept trying this and checking the video and it did not work, finally took it apart and looked and could see the problem. Overall very happy with everything I have ever bought from etrailer. 447726


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I have had this hitch about one year now and over 5,000 miles towing. Love the hitch. It is very easy to hook up and quite when towing. So much better than the Reese I had.

James E - 10/31/2018

45241

- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


All parts and materials are good quality including the paint. Directions are good, easy to follow. Packaging is not enough for the weight of the this product. Box was broken and open and some paint was scraped. Needs heavier packaging. 403400



- C16520-16017

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


The Curt A16 arrived a little bruised but intact. I was missing washers, but again, not a big deal. The hitch was easy to assemble by myself, taking a leisurely 45 minutes. It seems well constructed so all in all I’ll give it 4 stars. Lisa D at etrailer however gets 5 stars for guiding me through the purchase experience! 480155



- C16520-16017

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Just received the hitch the other day. Delivery was quick. Starting to put it together, I agree with some other reviews that the instructions could be a little clearer, but I will make it. Other than that, it will be a bit before our truck comes in and we can install the hitch. Fred 241513



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


I received my new hitch, slider package and puck system legs for my Ram 2500 and had it installed in about 2 hours. Backed up to my camper and connected with no problems once I got the camper king pin at the correct height. I like the overlapping jaws on this hitch much better my old hitch which didnt overlap. This just feels more secure. The hitch released and uncoupled with no problems. I'll be taking a trip with it soon and will know more about how it feels with 11,000 pounds connected to it but for now, very happy with my purchase. I cant submitt my review without adding some kudo's to etrailer and their customer service team. I had ordered a different hitch but had second thoughts as to it being a good match for my truck. One call to customer service confirmed my thoughts and i had a different system on order and delivered in 3 days. Awesome team. 488531



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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Great product , Fast shipping ,Easy to assemble ,The only adjustment was to the locking cams . Keep up the good work. 288246



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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


I installed the product I ordered yesterday and I'm very pleased with the results.The only problem I had was I had to work in the rain. The service I received was excellent. Thanks for the help in determining if the product would fit.I will have no problem recommending etrailer. Thanks again Tony B. 318254



- C16520-16021

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


I was really wanting to give a smiley face for this company, BUT, all of the parts and directions did not show up. It's amazing how two missing bolts can completely alter things. Most people say it took them 30 minutes to install this product. After two trips to different stores in different towns, took me two days, and two phone calls. 170793



- C16520-16025

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Great price,excellent delivery couldn't find it anywhere. Best price of anyone. etrailer came thru again, Thanks guys. Kevin D Michigan 395596



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


My order showed up as projected. Very fast shipping. 3 good sized cartons. Pretty heavy but it is a 5th wheel hitch. Contents were in great shape and I am excited to get some good weather so I can install everything. Thanks, good service, great price and free shipping. etrailer is my go to for towing items. 470466



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


recived package within 4 days boxes damaged a little bit took 3 hours to install not bad for 2 people. Donna at e trailer was a plesure to talk to 471711



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


I received the 2500HD custom fit rail kit and A16 slider hitch very quickly which was great because we were on a time crunch to pick up our new camper. I selected this hitch and rail combination after reading all of the positive reviews. A buddy and I installed it ourselves in a few hours and could not be more happy with the fitment. We used the installation video below the product description which really helped. Etrailer was great to work with and I would definitely order from them again. We will be picking up our fifth wheel this weekend and will comment on how well it performs! 409008



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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


etrailer experts were very helpful with my questions on the hitch that would work in my situation. The free shipping came in four days and everything was packed very well and product was in perfect condition. The price of there products and great service were top notch! I will use them for everything I will need in the future 467012



- C16520-16021

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Ordered and received it in only three days awesome. Very easy to put together I did it right after a back procedure. Hooked into my 2016 Ram mega cab in bed mounting system like a dream. Have already recommended etrailer and Curt two other trailer owners 336615



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Overall I am impressed with the product and the service etrailer provides. The shipping was fast and the prices vs local competitors was cheaper. I actually installed the same day I received the hitch. Unfortunately my fith wheel head has a small dent in it, I would assume from shipping, and my hardware bag was ripped open scattering throughout the box. To my surprise no hardware was missing. The dent did aggravate me a little as to the price of the product, but will not effect the performance. Etrailer did double box all three packages the shipped which was nice, however I'm not sure they'll make a profit with the amount of staples used in packaging haha. Overall happy to have great reviews on great products to help aid in the decision of my purchase of the Curt slider 16k fith wheel. Fits nicely in my 2013 Silverado 2500 short bed with my fold back cover still functioning when not in use. I did find during installation that the heat shield worked best for me bent up than cut, also I did remove the wheels for easier access but not a necessity. There might need to be clarity on the hardware not being used via instructions, and on the bed rib spacers on the diagram. Very pleased with my purchase and will recommend etrailer in the future. 479630



- C16520-16021

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Product was very easy and straight forward to install. Great price on this. Lighting shipping as always with Etrailer. It's Important to have a second hand as I fumbled with it myself hunched down in the garage due to rain. This item assembled weighs 178lbs. Not easy to dead lift on your knees. Due to time constraint on my part I had to do it all by myself. Work safely. As it's important to know how to use leverage to move weight. Take your time. That is the most important part. Double check your work. Even when coupling and uncoupling. Hook up is easy. Make sure your tail gate is off or down when coupling and uncoupling. Save dents/damage in your tail gate. Make sure to put the safety pin in the handle to keep it from uncoupling going down the road. It will be used to pull a 5th wheel camper to campgrounds, Florida and South Dakota to visit family and friends a couple times a year. 289307



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


The hitch itself is great! No issues to date. Its heavy so plan on 2 people or disassembly to install or remove it everytime. My only complaint would be that the position stickers that are on it are not weather friendly at all. They are either completely gone or faded so bad you can't read them. Not a big issue at all but I keep it inside in the winter so 3 months of use they shouldn't be that bad. 399473



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Fitment was perfect in my 2012 ram 2500! The curt direct fit brackets and rails were an overly simple install! If you have 3 hours to spare and no helper this is why he way to go! Looks close to cab with a 2017 sandpiper 379FLOK but you would be surprised with the clearances of the cab to coach, very good fitment! FYI just follow retorque specs. The u-bolts bind/settle/get aligned and need another tug via torque wrench. I received my packages today and pulled my coach 180 miles after install and I’m very pleased with parts delivery time and ease of install! Thanks again etrailer for a great product 484183



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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


The Curt A16 arrived in good shape and was "straight forward" to put together. I did watch an online video that helped. The only slightly challenging part was to get the hitch head removed from the base (to facilitate attaching the legs). Since the hitch isn't secured to any rails, you need to have a second person help stand on one side of the hitch and then help jiggle the hitch head out from the center mount (it's a snug fit). Other than that, it was easy. The amazing thing is that I ordered the hitch on a Tuesday morning (free shipping via UPS) and the hitch arrived on Thursday morning! I didn't even use the expedited shipping option! Great customer service by etrailer (Ahren), was excellent, as usual. I think the best part about this hitch is that I'll be able to remove it from the truck in two parts by myself. The separated parts still aren't exactly light, but very manageable for me (a healthy 63 year old male). 398770



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Bought this a year ago needed a slider for short box ford super crew 2012 6ft. 6in. box gives me plenty of room to do a jack knife back without any problem with slider slid back . when going down the road slider slid up I can probably make a 75 degree turn with out worring about hitting the back of the cab. 383877



- C16120

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


I've been reading past reviews about hitch packaging arriving damaged. Mine came in reinforced with a bit more stapled cardboard around the box. I really don't care about that as long as I receive the hitch undamaged and with all the hardware, which it was. Simple to assemble. Placed it on my existing rails from a Husky 16k slider that got replaced. The Curt A16 exceeded my expectations with greatly reduced chucking, no more rattling as long as you put the rubber shims between the legs and rails. I only towed my 33ft toy hauler from my storage space which is about a 30 mile trip. It is so much smoother and quieter pulling than my Husky hitch!! Don't hesitate to buy one for such a great price! 361239



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


This hitch is nice. It took longer than expected to install but I am very happy with it. It works great. 488555



- C16120

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


I like the dual jaws. They hold the king pin tighter than the slide bar style. I also like the color coded hook indicator on the front, although a complete visual inspection should be done each time you hook. The only shortcomings I can see are the height, it's a little short even on the highest adjustment, and the quality of the Chinese fasteners leave a little to be desired. Other than that, it pulls securely and quietly. It couples and uncouples very smoothly. Overall it is a nice heavy duty piece. 137021


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The first one I bought had some internal problems and became very loose around the kingpin when towing. I talked to an Etrailer rep and he put me in touch with the Curt manufacturer directly who sent me a new hitch and had me send the old one back at no expense to me. I was very pleased with Etrailers and Curts customer service. They listened, understood, and solved the problem very quickly once it was identified. Thank you, and I WILL look to you for my further trailer needs.

Jeff M - 06/23/2015

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- C16120

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Unit appears solid and well built. Unit feels and appears well built. Nothing about the craftsmanship seems cheap or shoddy. Everything that moves is crisp and tight. There are no rattles or loose components. I feel confident towing with this hitch. If I have not towed with it yet. The hitch has a sleek strong appearance as opposed to my Superglide on a previous truck that took up a lot of bed space. I had to assemble the unit. Instructions seemed unclear in regard to the handle assembly. With deliberate inspection, I was able to figure it out. Legs were easy to bolt on with assistance. I am happy with this hitch. Website said I needed to purchase a line plate separately. I forgot to get one but it didn't matter because one (plastic disk) was included with the hitch. I paid for the shipping upgrade to ensure the hitch arrived before hurricane Mathew. I placed my order at night and eTrailer provided me with a tracking number the following morning. Shipping time said 3-5 days. I ordered late night on a Monday and unit arrived on Thursday afternoon. I'm very satisfied with my purchase and experience with this website. 304468


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After a year, I love this hitch. It’s easy to hook up and unhook unlike the auto slider hitch it replaced. Paint is still good. Silver stuff is still silver. Has a small patch on the head where the camper hitch slides on. Unit performs well. It is quiet during turns. I feel safe using it. I will buy a curt hitch again if ever I need a new one.

Joe P - 10/07/2017

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- C16520-16021

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Every thing went well the adjustment for the locks to my truck were just about perfect. 241222


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I think its the best I have ever used....and I had three of them.....easy in ,easy out

Ted F - 03/22/2017

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- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Wow! I ordered the products on Monday night (after 7p.m CDT) and I had the items on my property Friday afternoon! Great shipping speed which is really order processing and getting the product out so UPS could deliver it. I ordered the Curt A16, custom rails for my 2015 F250 and the Curt harness. All three items took me about 4 hours to install--mostly by myself. The install was easy, but I needed the tools that were listed in the videos--WHICH is one of the reasons I ordered from etrailer.com --the videos for installation and product research, not to mention free shipping. I researched the products for several months before ordering, no other site compares to etrailer.com...the educational product videos really helped me make a decision. Tools that are needed or at least will help make this quicker--Hydraulic jack, safety jacks, impact wrench, Electric drill, 2 1/8" hole saw for the harness plate mount, 9/16" bit, tape measure, hammer, long straight screwdriver for tapping spacers into place, some good light, and an uninterrupted afternoon in your garage. I am so glad I ordered from etrailer.com and would recommend all of these above products. THANK YOU!!! 372773



- C16520-16025

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Just installed this CURT 16K ~5th wheel hitch into our new 2017 GMC truck. It took about an hour and it would have been nice if the directions would have told you what height each set of holes would produce. I'd recomend using some marine grease on the four puck joints prior to trying to lock them in. I really like this new hitch puck truck system over the Reese hitch with the bed mounted bars. I'd highly recommend this hitch if you have the factory GMC /Chevrolet puck system. The e trailer online help was truly appreciated as it steered me to the proper hitch for our new truck. 337068


Comments

This hitch is fantastic, but make sure to keep it greased

Robin V - 01/30/2018

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Thanks for the follow up Robin, I did want to let you know that Curt recommends using a high pressure wheel bearing grease like the ones that I have linked.

-- Rachael H - 1/30/2018


- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


First off I just got done installing the hitch and I hooked on my 35ft fith wheel trailer and went for a ride with windows down sun roof open and not a single rattle , clank , or noise from the bed of the truck with this hitch . It was easy to assemble but I did have one spot where the paint got chipped on the slider during shipping so I just touched it up . Very satisfied with hitch it latches automatically when you back in to it and the slider part works like it should . 294820


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The products have worked flawlessly no problems and thank you for checking back with me its nice when a company cares about there costumers. Next time I need any trailer products I will definitely be contacting etrailer.

Kevin L - 10/23/2017

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- C16520-16021

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


The hitch has worked very well and the swivel head makes for a smooth ride. My only complaint is that the stickers that indicate locked positions. Faded after a month and are now white.....but not a big deal. 411807



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


The Curt system is really high quality. No issues at all putting the system in. One thing I do like is the position of the plate handle. It does not stick upward and is even with the plate. By designing the handle that way I can still cover my bed with my tonneau cover where other manufactures the handle was higher than the bed rail. The price was excellent and dealing with customer service was the same. 380677


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Fantastic! Real smooth when coupling and un-coupling

Ron C - 05/15/2018

38490

- C16120

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Hitch has held up well. Towed my 5th wheel several times without incident. Very smooth simple hook up. No chunking while towing. Highly recommend this hitch. 565273



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Great hitch used it on a few trips already driven over 3,000 miles. Love the dual jaws and the adjustability, my truck sits a bit higher and I was able to adjust this down to get it where it needed to be- even with the Reese adapter plate(see photo). The polyurethane is also a nice touch, makes the ride a little more cozy then a standard hitch. Use with the provided lube plate 355598



- C16520-16017

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


"BEWARE"I read many reviews on this hitch, all but one were very good. The one negative review stated that his problem with a noisy hitch was quickly resolved with a replacement. My experience has not been good, I too had a noisy hitch, contacted Etrailer and they sent a replacement. Second hitch was just as noisy. Contacted Curt directly and am told this slop in hitch is by design! Their fix is to disconnect the factory brake controls and install theirs. Why was I not informed before purchase that this hitch bangs around unless you purchase an aftermarket control. It is very unnerving to know that your king pin is extremely loose within the hitch, banging back and forth on acceleration and stopping. 477715



- C16520-16026

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


It only took me 75 minutes from unpacking the boxes, to having this unit pulling my 23 foot Forest River 5th wheel with my Nissan Titan XD. The Etrailer folks were very helpful and bent over backwards to meet my deadline. I'm proud to highly recommend them. B.J. 478020



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


I recently installed the Q16 Slider Hitch on my 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. I have used it a couple of times now pulling my 5th wheel and have had no issues with it at all. I used the slide feature twice and both times it worked very easily and had my truck and trailer at a 90 degree angle with plenty of room to spare. Great product, was delivered in a very timely manner with no issues. 448366



- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


This is my first fifth wheel. I have a short bed so I got the package deal with the hitch and the slider. Took me about 5 hrs to install with the custom mounting brackets and rails for my 2015 chevy 2500 HD. Everything went as the instructions said without any issues. I have only pulled my RV with it one time just to try it out. Felt very smooth no rattles or pops as I have herd with other hitches. So far I like it a lot. 414028



- C16120

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


I was fully expecting a hitch in excess of 100 pounds to show up in a destroyed box. This did not. They had taken the Time and effort to cover the box with an additional layer of cardboard and it must have had a million staples in it. It was almost comical, you will need a crowbar or large screwdriver to get it open. However, when I did finally get the package open I found a perfectly un scratched hitch with no missing parts. I have not pulled with the hitch yet but , it does look like it is going to perform great. I'm using this in a 2006 ram 2500 4x4 short bed pulling a 2015 forest river Salem and it allows 91 degrees of turning due to the clipped corners on the front cap of the trailer. I will be curious to see how long the rubber isolators last before needing replaced and if they are readily available. Also the curt sticker on the hitch was peeling off when I took it out of the box, would be nice to get that replaced. 342381


Comments

Could not be happier with this hitch. Have never had any coupling or uncoupling problems even in odd angle situations. Does not rattle or let the trailer chuck around. Easy to move. In and out of the truck. The powder coating is fading and showing some signs of surface rust but this is most likely due to it living in the truck unprotected. I have since moved the hitch into a 2017 ram 2500 with the puck system. I bought the puck mount and every thing bolted up nicely. I keep the standard rail legs under the bed of the fifth wheel should I ever need to pull with a truck that doesn’t have pucks. This has happened once when our truck broke down. Would definitely recommend this hitch.

Chad S - 02/24/2018

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We're glad to hear you're happy with your purchase! A light coat of a quality car wax will help protect the finish from the elements.

-- Mike L - 2/24/2018


- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Here are some pictures! 487484



- C16120

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Customer service for product selection and order entry were excellent and focused on my interests and needs. The hitch, custom installation kit, and harness were shipped very quickly and arrived sooner than expected. Everything arrived in excellent condition. Assembly and installation instructions were very clear and specific, and I was able to assemble and install everything with no problems and in a very reasonable amount of time. Total cost was roughly half of what it would have been if I had purchased the products and had them installed by a dealer. I am very satisfied with my experience dealing with etrailer.com, and would highly recommend them to anyone shopping for towing products. 294100


Comments

Awesome. The hitch has worked great. Very, Very happy with the purchase,delivery, installation which I did myself, and performance of the product.Thanks again,Ill be sure to refer anyone who needs products you offer to you.

Peter C - 10/23/2017

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- C16520-16021

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Delivery was fast less than a week,product work for application. Install was straight forward took 45 min or so once I figured out what the direction we're trying to explain. Have a 20015 2500 Ram with factory pucks fit was real easy. Think the direction could have been clearer with better illistration. Have 2014 Cougars high Mt. 33ft needed to set the hitch at lowest level on mount but think it will work just fine. Bought c16520_c16021 Wish I would have gotten this first I was told that I could use my old fifth wheel with pitchers frame adaptor but when I install it it made the hitch sit to high for the trailer and would not work with my old fifth wheel hitch. 227626



- C16520-16021

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Have been waiting for a 5th mount for my 2014 RAM that wasn't over priced. The price point is great and the mount is much better than I thought it would be, for quality. I was able to install it in under an hour. The manual that came with it was clear and easy to follow. BTW Ashley , the person I spoke to on the phone realy knew what she was doing and what questions to ask to make sure I bought the correct hitch and would be happy with it. Thank You Ashley! 334881


Comments

I have really been enjoying the Curt 5th wheel hitch. Easy to install and remove. Great quality and instructions that are easy to understand. I looked at hitches that cost a lot more but didnt offer anymore than the Curt.I put off buying a 5th wheel hitch for about 2 years because the one that fit my truck from RAM was about three times to cost!I also found out that the hitch is made about 30 miles from my home

Paul R - 01/24/2018

33657

- C16120

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


The only problem I encountered was with UPS. First, they ignored a request not to deliver early and second they left my hitch on the porch where it was rained on.... The Curt Hitch was exactly as promised and the earliest installation I have done in a long time. It was simple and quick to install and fit my existing rails without a hitch (no pun intended). It will be a couple of weeks before I will be able to test it but it is a great looking hitch and looks like it will live up to all the reviews. etrailer shipped this quick! I received notification that it would be delivered the next day and I did not purchase one day service and assumed it would not be delivered until after the holidays. The is the reason I contacted UPS and paid to have the service date changed, which UPS ignored and delivered anyways. I strongly recommend etrailer and will be using them again in the future. 330137


Comments

The Curt Hitch is awesome! This hitch has made towing enjoyable. No more chucking when I am crossing bridges or hit dips.

Revbucco - 01/06/2018

32619

- C16521

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Review from a similar Curt A16 in Fifth Wheel


Easy install and simple to use. Very helpful staff at ETRAILER! The warning labels were damaged in shipping but that is minor. 474188


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  • Curt Sliding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Aftermarket Underbed Puck System to Fit a 2018 Sierra 2500
  • There is a Curt sliding fifth wheel hitch that fits an aftermarket underbed kit, and there is an underbed kit that fits your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 but you don't want the Curt # C16668 for the GM puck system that you were looking at. Instead start with the Reese Elite, part # RP30868, that's custom fit for your Sierra. It creates an aftermarket puck system like you asked about. However, the pucks are not spaced the same as the GM factory pucks so you need a different hitch. The good...
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  • Will a Fixed 5th Wheel Hitch Fit Factory Prep Package in 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed
  • The factory prep package for the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 is different between the long and short bed models so the hitches that fit each are not interchangeable. But what you could do is use adapter # C16023 which will fit the factory pucks in the bed and then use a fixed hitch in it such as # RP30047 for a 16K or # PS30119 for a 20K. Or if you want a hitch that will fit directly without the adapter it will have to be a slider hitch like # C16668. But if you have the clearance to make...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Compatibility with GMC OEM Puck System for 5th Wheel Prep
  • There is not an adapter for the 15K Hitchhiker 5th wheel hitch you have with rails running front to back. The only adapter currently available is the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for 8 foot bed # DM6206 of the 6-1/2 foot bed adapter # DM6194. Both of these are rated for up to 21,000 lbs and will give you the industry standard rail locations for the hitches compatible with the horizontal bed rails. My recommendation is to use the Curt A16 # C16520-16025 for a long bed truck or short...
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  • Adding a Factory Puck System to a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500
  • I have a solution for you, however the Curt 16k Hitch, part # C16668 won't fit your truck with the Reese underbed system, part # RP30868 that you referenced. However, the Reese underbed system has identical measurements to a Ford factory puck system, so you can use hitches that are compatible with the Ford factory systems in the Reese system. Curt makes a nearly identical hitch to the one you're interested in that will fit the Ford factory system, available as part # C16520-16020....
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  • Can a Reese Signature Series Hitch be Adapted to Fit Factory Prep Package in 2018 Silverado 2500
  • Curt makes the under bed factory system in your 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed so there isn't a way to adapt the Reese Signature Series hitch to fit the factory mounts. I recommend a hitch that is a direct fit to the factory system in your truck such as: Curt 20K hitch # C16669 (This is my top pick because of the cushioned head for a better ride) Curt 16K hitch # C16668 B&W 20K hitch # BWRVK3770 I have included links to each of these hitches for you. A slider hitch will be...
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  • Which Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch Fits Short and Long Bed Chevy Silverado with Factory Rail Kit
  • The GM factory fifth wheel rail kits are slightly different between the short and long bed trucks so the hitches we offer for the GM factory rail kits are bed length specific. So the Curt A16 part # C16520-16025 will only fit the long bed trucks. Since you have a short bed truck you'd have to go with a slider Curt hitch like # C16668.
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