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Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails - 3" Offset - 25,000 lbs

Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails - 3" Offset - 25,000 lbs

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a short bed truck and need an offset to give you enough space between the truck and trailer
  • Have 5th wheel rails in your truck and want to use them to haul your gooseneck trailer
  • Tow a gooseneck fairly often and need a robust finish to resist corrosion

No, if you:

  • Haul a trailer that weighs 25,000 lbs or more
Easily transition from fifth-wheel towing to gooseneck towing with this heavy-duty hitch. Includes 2-5/16" ball with 3" offset from front to rear. Mounts to standard, above-bed fifth-wheel rails (sold separately). 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT gooseneck hitch part number 16055 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails - 3" Offset - 25,000 lbs. Gooseneck Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Gooseneck Hitch - 16055

  • CURT
  • Fixed Ball - Offset
  • Gooseneck for Fifth Wheel Rails
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Ball
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • 6250 lbs TW

Easily transition from fifth-wheel towing to gooseneck towing with this heavy-duty hitch. Includes 2-5/16" ball with 3" offset from front to rear. Mounts to standard, above-bed fifth-wheel rails (sold separately).


  • Above-bed gooseneck trailer hitch is simple to install and remove
    • Fits standard 5th-wheel base rails (sold separately): Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley
      • Included pins and clips secure hitch to rails
  • Built-in safety-chain loops
  • Offset hitch ball provides additional space between your truck's cab and your gooseneck trailer
  • Durable carbide powder coat finish resists corrosion


  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Offset: 3"
  • Limited 7-year warranty

Dimensions between mounting points

Note: Some states require safety chains to be attached to a separate connection point than to the hitch.

16055 Curt Above Bed Bent Plate Goose Neck Trailer Hitch for 5th Wheel Rails - 3" Offset - 25,000 lbs

Installation Details 16055 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails - 3" Offset - 25,000 lbs - 16055

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (348 Customer Reviews)

Easily transition from fifth-wheel towing to gooseneck towing with this heavy-duty hitch. Includes 2-5/16" ball with 3" offset from front to rear. Mounts to standard, above-bed fifth-wheel rails (sold separately).


Since being installed on my truck I have been able to rely on the hitch with zero problems, every time. Plenty of ease trading it out for my fifth wheel hitch and back again. Thank you for such a great product!!


Plate works as expected. The low profile matches well with a recently purchased Goosebox.


First time using etrailer, and I'll definitely be back if I need more trailering products. I ordered this curt adapter hitch which was on back order for two weeks. Immediately after ordering and getting the confirmation email, got a follow-up email asking me if I'd like another product in stock a lot sooner. I was kept updated throughout the whole process which I appreciated a lot!

As for the hitch, fits perfectly, and works as expected. Love the way to offset forward three inches and if I need to turn it around it's very easy to do so. Fits even the thickest chains on the built-in holes. Installed it Saturday, towed a trailer on Sunday on some very uneven ground, and felt the same as a normal gooseneck hitch.

If you have fifth-wheel rails already installed, or if you want a little more clearance, I'd highly recommend this hitch.


Great product at a great price. Needed a gooseneck for occasional hauling but didn't want to lose my 5th wheel rails and this fit the bill. Had to loosen the bolts on one rail to get it to sit in place but was a 10 min fix. Had about 10k behind me so far through various terrains and it has done nothing other than what it is intended for. Can't say enough about customer service either, any question i had they had helpful advice and were nothing but nice. Would reccomend this product and ETrailer to anyone in need.

I am still loving it. Use it very often with our horse trailer and stock trailer. Has been every where and done every thing i have asked of it with no issues. Still happy with the purchase and glad i went with this product.
Hayden M - 02/21/2018


Works well. Defiantly better than installing a gooseneck under the bed hitch. You can swap the plate over to a fifth wheel plate with ease. 2 birds one stone. Defiantly recommend


The plate is very well built. Perfect fit up to existing bed rails. Major issue with openings for breakaway chains! The opening is not close to accepting the clevis that are on a fifth wheel RV. If this was resolved the eating would be 5stars.


This ball is heavy duty and super easy to install. I store it mounted by two of the pins forward of the Fifthwheel. When I use the goose neck I just swap the ball and fifth wheels places.


This hitch installed easily and held up quite well over the last year. I am impressed with everything it has been through without any issues. I highly recommend this hitch if you need have the avail for both a 5th wheel and a gooseneck at different times.


Received the Curt bent plate gooseneck hitch in less than a week and it fit right in the existing fifth wheel rails. Really like this hitch and with it I am going to be able to salvage a trailer that hasn't been on the road since 1994 that would have ended up as scrap metal otherwise! Thank you etrailer for the prompt and reliable service.


Works better than expected with a short bed truck, the gooseneck trailer I have is not adjustable and is mainly for flatbed use only but with this hitch and rail setup I’m not concerned about rubbing on the bed sides or tailgate, I also have more than enough clearance for tight Maneuvers.


Good medium duty gooseneck trailer hitch for 5th wheel rails. Easy to adjust in case of interference between the front of the trailer and frame of truck. Reasonably priced.


I got my gooseneck bent plate hitch and it was easy to install ( 5 minutes ) and I was done !! . The price was very affordable for the quality of the product . I received it in just a few days after I ordered it. I give etrailer a well deserved 5 stars!!


E trailer was the lowest price for the 16055 goose neck adapter plate I could find either locally or on line. The free shipping was wonderful and it was delivered on the date promised. I was not familiar with the fifth wheel rails in the new truck I purchased and the website was very helpful in determining which product would work for my application. I am very happy with the process and the product


Wow! I ordered this Sunday night watching a football game. Showed up Tuesday mid-afternoon! Super fast shipping! Took it out of the box and found it to be very sturdy. It dropped right in my existing rails without any problems. EXACTLY what I was after and what I thought it would be. I can now switch easily between towing a camper and a horse trailer. First experience with etrailer, and would highly recommend them to family, friends and you!


Received my hitch in the mail on Tuesday, and had it installed in under 90 seconds into my existing rails. Great, solid and sturdy construction. Excellent finish. Will be used to haul 4 - 6 horse aluminum GN trailer.


Works as advertised. It was simple to put in the truck, on the rails and rattled very little for having so many connections. Good piece of gear if you need to pull a gooseneck and have rails in your truck.

Great product. Easy solution to having 5th wheel rails in the truck and needing to move a gooseneck.
Scotty B - 12/08/2021


Excellent product I’m confident the hitch will give many years of reliable service


Great product great price!! Now I can tow goose neck trailers as well as fifth wheel trailers with my other hitch assemble!!!


Great quality, great value! I bought a truck that had fifth wheel rails in it, but I haul horses in a 30ft gooseneck for a living. This plate is so sturdy and sound I forget sometimes that it didn't come with the truck. Up and down mountains, fully loaded. Glad I bought it!


It’s a solid well made hitch


I already had the Curt 5th wheel hitch and rails. I purchased the gooseneck receiver d/t most trailers having this type of hitch. It fit perfectly on the rails and I am very pleased with this purchase. I have purchased other things from etrailer in the past and always go back when I need something. The staff is very knowledgeable and always guide me in the right direction.


A cost effective product that is built just as well as the more expensive ones. Plan to use mainly to tow horse trailer. Appreciate the quick delivery.


I needed to move my large "Fifth Wheel" trailer, but my own truck was in the shop. A friend of mine had the truck but had a 5th Wheel connection, while I had a Gooseneck connection. I purchased the 5th Wheel to Gooseneck conversion unit and it worked perfectly. Strong and well made, it did the job, easily fitting onto the 5th Wheel base.
I'm glad to have the part for future uses. I'd highly recommend this part.

Great! The 5th Wheel to gooseneck adapter has been an excellent and easy to use product. I highly recommend it.
Bill A - 09/07/2020


I received my order within days and opened the box and in 5 minutes dropped it into place. Currently have a 16k fifth wheel attachment on a Reese foundation. The gooseneck plate fit just like it was made for it. No tools required. This now makes my F-250 more adaptable to different trailers.


Product was exactly as described and fitment was perfect. Shipping time was extremely fast. Very happy with product and customer service.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Gooseneck Hitch

  • Availability of Gooseneck Adapter that will Fit Fifth Wheel Hitch Rails
    It sounds like you might be thinking of the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails # 16055. This is a gooseneck adapter that fits into fifth wheel rails and is right at the price point you mentioned. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Offset Gooseneck Adapter For 5th Wheel Rails On 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    For your 2015 Ram 2500 short bed with Curt 5th wheel rails, I recommend the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails - 3" Offset - 25,000 lbs # 16055. Because you have the short bed, this will give you a little more clearance around turns.
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  • Would the Curt Gooseneck to Fifth Wheel Adapter part # 16055 Fit Husky Fifth Wheel Rails
    Do the fifth wheel rails in the bed of your truck have three sets of mounting slots? The Curt Adapter part # 16055 that you referenced is designed to mount to the inner most slots that measure 9-15/16 inches apart. I attached a picture that has the dimensions of the slots. This adapter is designed to fit the industry standard fifth wheel rails so most likely it would work well for you.
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  • Purpose of Offset on Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails
    The Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails # 16055 has an offset of 3 inches in order for the coupler to be further from the cab of the truck which will allow more clearance for making turns. Its primarily for short bed trucks since there isn't as much room in the bed. Even though it isn't necessary, it can be used on a long bed truck without issues.
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  • Install Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Hitch # 16055 on Base Rails w/ Only 2 Holes on Each Side of Center
    The Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails, # 16055, is designed to fit Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, and Valley standard fifth wheel base rails which have the 3 holes on each side of the center. I have included a picture of industry standard rails for you. Since you mention that your rails only have two holes on each side of the center, it sounds like the rails in the bed of your Chevy aren't industry standard and may need to be replaced in order to mount...
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  • Curt Gooseneck Adapter for Fifth Wheel Rails on Short Bed Truck
    I spoke to my contact at Curt and he said that you could turn the gooseneck adapter # 16055 to have the hitch ball at the back. We usually recommend keeping the gooseneck ball forward. Keeping the gooseneck forward keeps the attachment point in front of the rear axle and the safety chain loops behind the hitch ball. You want your chain loops behind the hitch ball in order to best protect the cab of your truck in the even that your trailer comes unhitched.
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  • Can Curt Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter # 16055 Be Used on Long Bed Truck
    The 3 inch offset of the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails # 16055 that you referenced is designed to either move the weight of the trailer either slightly before or after the axle of the truck. In most cases this is used to give additional clearance to allow the truck cab to not end up hitting the overhang of the trailer around corners. But this isn't typically needed for an 8 foot long truck bed. So you can either run it forward or reverse and it would be fine.
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Coupler Compatible with 5th Wheel Adapter Plate
    The Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails - 3" Offset # 16055 comes with a 2-5/16 inch diameter ball. There is not a 3 inch diameter ball option from any of our manufacturers. I've linked the page to all the options we have available. You may instead want to consider changing your Gooseneck Coupler. I've attached the link to your options.
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  • What Supports Hitch Ball on Underside of Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 5th Wheel Rails
    I attached a couple pictures that will hopefully help you understand how the Curt gooseneck adapter part # 16055 installs and is braced from the underside.
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  • Will Curt Gooseneck 5th Wheel Adapter Fit Pullrite ISR Series Rails
    The "ISR" series uses the industry standard for fifth wheel rails. Since you already have industry standard rails installed, The Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch For Fifth Wheel Rails # 16055 adapter will fit. It will give you an easy transition from fifth wheel towing to gooseneck towing. This hitch is simple to install and simple to remove. It has a 3" offset and is good for maximum gross towing weight of 25000 lbs and a tongue weight of 6250 lbs.
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  • Does Curt Fifth Wheel Rail to Gooseneck Hitch Adapter 16055 Fit Same Rails a Pro Series Hitch Fits
    Yes, the Curt gooseneck hitch adapter part # 16055 will fit perfectly into the rails you have in the bed of your truck that currently has a Pro Series 16k fifth wheel hitch. The rails your hitch and this adapter are designed to fit are the exact same size/dimension. I attached a picture of the adapter installed in a set of rails like you have now as well plus a link to a review video.
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  • How To Confirm Fitment of the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch With Above Bed Rails
    The majority of above bed fifth wheel base rails use what is referred to as an industry standard pattern and this industry standard pattern works with most fifth wheel hitches and gooseneck plates. The Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # 16055 works with the industry standard above bed pattern so you will be good to go. There so long as your rails are spaced 22" apart center to center and you have the two inside slots which are spaced 10" apart left to right then the Curt Above-Bed...
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  • How to Determine if Curt Gooseneck Adapter # 16055 Will Fit RBW Base Rails
    The Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 16055 will mount to all "standard" 5th wheel base rails. I am not sure what the measurements are for RBW rails but I have attached a picture that shows the dimensions of "standard" bed rails as well as dimensions of where the tabs are for the Curt unit.
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  • Dimensions of Curt 16055 Bed Rail Mounted Gooseneck Hitch
    The Curt # 16055 gooseneck plate measures right at 23 inches long by 12 inches wide. The tabs that mount into the bed rails measure right at 22 x 10 inches front to back and side to side respectively, measured center to center. The plate is compatible with industry standard 5th wheel bed rails, as long as the inner-most slots are about 10 inches apart on center. The trailer ball will extend to right at 5 inches above the mounting rails. I've linked to a demonstration video for the # 16055...
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  • Recommended Cost Effective Gooseneck Plate for Demco Above Bed 5th Wheel Rails
    If you're looking for a gooseneck plate that mounts to standard above bed rails then we have some great options, the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails part # 16055 being our most cost effective option. I wasn't able to find the part numbers you provided but Demco makes two different above bed rails, one that runs horizontal in the bed and one that run vertical in the bed. So long as you have the horizontal ones you'll be good to go with the above.
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  • Gooseneck Adapter Plate Recommendation for 2013 Chevy Silverado Short Bed
    For your application I recommend picking up the 25K Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails # 16055 which features a 3" offset. The only time you really need an offset is if the trailer body is going to make contact with the truck cab during normal turns (up to 90 degrees). Since this is for a gooseneck trailer where there isn't a big body like what we see with a 5th wheel trailer you should be just fine with the 3" offset. Attached is a review video for you to check out.
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  • To Center Rail Bolts have to be Installed to Reach Max Capacity for Curt Gooseneck Hitch Plate
    The rating of the Curt gooseneck hitch plate # 16055 doesn't change if the center bolts are not installed on the 5th wheel rails. However since the Curt gooseneck plate mounts to the inner-most set of slots on the rails the center bolts would help with stability, especially if and when the trailer coupler pulls up on the ball while traveling. Many 5th wheel rail kits use the center bolts already but if yours does not then I do recommend it. Another option is to use a gooseneck plate...
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  • Available Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Towing Adapters
    We do carry a broad range of towing adapters for 5th wheel and gooseneck hitches and trailers that will allow one type to tow the other. All are shown on the linked page. The key to finding the right one is to use the filters on the page to select the nature of the set-up and to what you're looking to connect. For instance, if you wanted a way to use a gooseneck trailer coupler on a truck with 5th wheel rails you might use the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails...
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  • Height of Curt Bent Plate Gooseneck Hitch Versus The Curt Spyder Goosneck Hitch
    The Curt Spyder Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails # 16085 sits 7-1/2 inches above the rails at the highest point. The Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails - 3" Offset # 16055 will sit lower with the top of the ball 5 inches from the top of the rails. I've attached some measurements to assist.
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  • Curt Spyder Goosneck Trailer Hitch for 5th Wheel Rails Compatibility with 2006 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    The Curt Spyder Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails, 25,000 lbs GTW # 16085 is a fit for any industry standard rails like those for your Curt Sliding 5th wheel hitch. You do not need to buy any more parts to make this function with your above bed 5th wheel rails on your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. The safety chain loops are integrated and the pins and clips are also included. You will want to be aware of your limited turning clearance due to your short bed, but this hitch will work...
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  • How Much Height will the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Part # 16055 Provide
    If you measure the length of the coupler on your trailer (see photo), you can then compare that to the height of the bedsides of your tow vehicle as this is going to tell you whether or not you are going to run into any clearance issues. The recommended amount of clearance between the bedsides and trailer is about 5-6". With that being said, the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # 16055 sits about 2-1/2" above the bed floor when measuring from the base of the ball so this is going...
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  • Recommendation For Best Choice For Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Adapter For Fifth Wheel Rails
    Both the Curt Spyder Gooseneck Trailer Hitch For Fifth Wheel Rails, Item # 16085, and the Curt Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch For Fifth Wheel Rails, Item # 16055, will work well for you. They both have a weight capacity of 25,000-lbs and a vertical load limit of 6,250-lbs. Both options work with most industry standard fifth hitch rails like Curt, Reese, Valley, Draw-Tite, etc. One major difference is that the Spyder sits 7-1/2 inches above the rails at the highest point whereas...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Adapter For Dump Trailer Towed By Short Bed Chevy 2500 With Fifth Wheel Rails
    For short bed trucks, an offset goose neck ball is the best option to give additional clearance for the truck and dump trailer to make turns without interference. The height of the Curt Spyder Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rails # 16085 is about 7-1/2" above the fifth wheel rails. I recommend the Curt above-bed gooseneck trailer hitch part # 16055 with 3" offset for the 2004 Chevy 2500 because it will give you the offset that you need for clearance. Plus the Curt plate adapter...
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  • What Other Goose Neck Hitch Ball Sizes Are Available Besides The 2-5/16"?
    We have only seen gooseneck hitch balls that are 2-5/16" and 3". If you're looking for a Curt fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter like the Curt # 16085 that has a 3" ball we have part # 16055. Included is the review video for reference.
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