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Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Code: C16120

529 reviews

Our Price: $656.95


Product Specs:

Fifth Wheel Hitch

Fixed Fifth Wheel

Above Bed Rails

13 - 17 Inch Tall

Standard - Double Jaw

4000 lbs Vertical Load

16000 lbs GTW

Cushioned Double Pivot


Tow up to 16,000 lbs with this heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Interlocking jaws and a color-coded lock indicator provide safety. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.

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Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16120

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (529 Customer Reviews)

Tow up to 16,000 lbs with this heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Interlocking jaws and a color-coded lock indicator provide safety. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.

by: TSD02/28/2022

Towed with it for the first time. Had a Curt Q20 a few years ago, the A series Curt is much easier to use for hitching/unhitching. Very smooth towing, didn’t notice any chucking or loud noises in use. Very pleased with purchase. Not difficult to assemble and since I have the fixed hitch version (long bed truck) it’s manageable getting the hitch out of the bed in parts.

Good hitch, smoother than the Q series from Curt. You do have to lubricate it regularly. Do that and it should be trouble free.
tSD - 03/01/2023

by: John N05/04/2020

I purchased both the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16120, and Reese Pull Pin Lock Plates for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Qty 4 - RP58093 for my F350 SD 4X4 Crew Cab Long Bed. I'm pulling a 30' Retro 5th. Wheel and at times I pull my tandem axle UTV Trailer (Double Trailers) . I already had the rails installed in my truck, this fit right in and I used the new Pins and Lock Plates for securing to truck. I have pulled all over from South Dakota and the Northwest. The Hitch has performed Flawlessly. No bucking, nor clunking. Very quiet and smooth ride. I would recommend this set up to anyone for convenience of Hook up and Disconnect, Excellent towing, quiet, and the security of the lock pins. I use Disc locks to prevent access for bolt cutters.

Excellent! Still working as it did on day one. Very solid, easy to use, and the unit is very quiet. Also no chucking. I highly recommend this product to anybody. We now have 2020 Cameo 12,000# unloaded weight. Pulls perfectly.
John N - 05/07/2021

by: Chad Sanders02/16/2017

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.

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

by: Sid10/01/2022

I think it's strong enough, however with my Curt Turning Point hitch (which came with my Reflection 150 series fifth wheel rv) it's many times a bear to get unhitched. If I had it to do over I'd go with the B&W Patriot.

by: Peter 07/20/2022

awesome upgrade from the clanker I had before. I use bed adaptor rails, solid connection with the dual jaws no noise while driving. Very happy with my purchase. Only issue is latch handle safety pin wont clear kingpin box if truck is turned to far to the left for hookup or drop off.

by: David02/27/2023

Shipping box was destroyed,scratches and gouges on hitch, locking lever bent .

by: Ray06/20/2022

Nice hitch and great service from etrailer. The shipper must have dropped the hitch en route and it was damaged on arrival. etrailer arranged a replacement without question. This is my second or third purchase from etrailer - always easy, efficient and very helpful pre-sales advice and customer service folks.

by: Keith L.09/02/2019

Purchased this hitch, install kit, and wiring harness for a new to me 2015 F-250. After watching the installation video and reviewing the included instructions the install went smoothly. The only deviation from the instructions was instead of using a unibit to drill the 9/16" holes in the bed I used a Rotobroach hole cutter(the holes are cleaner and the bit does not drift. I hooked in to my fifth wheel for the first time on Saturday.

by: Lonnie02/12/2020

Installation of the Curt C16443-204 custom rail kit was a snap on my 2000 F350 dually. The instructions were pretty generic but not to hard to figure out. Once in place it was easy to line line everything up to fit the hitch in and tighten everything down.

by: Thomas01/16/2019

The hitch was simple to install. I also purchased the custom brackets to bolt the rails to the frame. Everything lined up exactly as it should. No drilling on the frame!!! I will review the hitch once I get more use out of it. It looks great though.

by: Wayne05/03/2020

Extremely pleased with the rails and hitch purchased from etrailer! The video and printed directions were very informative. One caveat though, the bolts inside the frame on the custom kit (2017Chevy 2500hd) are tough, 2 people are needed. We used magnet rods. The hitch(Curt A16) is great but the shipping was FANTASTIC. Ordered on 4/29 and received on 5/1. 2 days!!! Thank you Jane S. and etrailer!!

by: Craig08/04/2021

Received hitch in record time,4 days,haven't installed yet but did inventory of parts received and everything was there

Been doing great,no problems wish Id gone with A16 slider though because I have a 8 foot bed allowing me to put more weight on front axel
Craig - 08/05/2022

by: Cynthia07/19/2022

The box was torn and the bottom fell out of it when it was picked up. The hardware kit was not in the box. I called and spoke to a representative and the hardware kit was replaced and shipped. It is due to arrive tomorrow. Thank you for taking care of the missing parts.

by: Fred09/16/2022

Works like a charm,
The easy to read
color CODED position indicator let's you know when the dual jaws are coupled for "tow" or open so you are free to drive away.
IT was esay to install on my F250, with the 5th wheel kit,no frame drilling was necessary, took me about 4hrs but I,m old (74) and slow,, and I think about everything before doing anything.

by: Ricardo09/19/2019

Great product, even better customer service, fast shipping, and a great price, installation was easy about 20 minutes, mounted on Reese mounting plate also from etrailer.

by: Raymond07/29/2021

The hitch worked great, hooked and unhooked with ease.

by: Warren 10/05/2022

Hitch pulls great but access to bolts to assemble and get torqued were a little aggravating, purchased because a couple others we camp with use the same hitch and we’re really happy w it.

by: Pat11/26/2020

It was easy to install and very solid, i towed my 16,000 5th wheel and it road very nice

by: Revbucco01/05/2017

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.

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

by: Peter C09/11/2016

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, and would highly recommend them to anyone shopping for towing products.

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

by: Joseph 07/29/2022

Works great, fairly easy to take in and out to switch to goose neck attachment. Solid, no problems as of yet. Tricky for initial install rails with bed liner, but once done it's great. Would recommend

by: Don10/09/2022

The hitch itself is great. I've owned one before and they are easy to use. BUT, I had a heck of a job installing it! I ran into some issues, and it ended up taking hours.

by: Shannon01/11/2018

I am writing this review more for etrailer, than for the hitch. I am happy with the hitch, and it is what I expected, but more than that, I am happy with the support that etrailer personnel provided. They researched the product, gave me all the options, and made sure that it was exactly what we needed. It is rare to find the level of support that etrailer gives their customers, and great prices to go with it!

Still love the hitch and etrailer!
Shannon - 01/11/2019

by: Max02/28/2023

Lots of information on each product

by: Jeff M.06/23/2014

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.

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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  • Comparing Curt A Series and Q Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • The A series of Curt 5th wheel trailer hitches, such as # C16120, is the newest version and is replacing the Q series. The A series jaws overlap whereas the Q series butt up against each other more than overlap. And the bearing and shaft that the head pivots on is different between the 2. They do look very similar, in fact the specs and design are identical like you said, but you can think of the A series as the new and improved version of the Q series.
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  • Comparing Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch With Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2018 Ram 3500
  • The Curt A16 # C16120 and Reese # RP30047 are both quality fifth wheel hitches that have a 16,000 lb capacity and dual jaw system but there are a couple of noticeable differences. The Curt A16 has a fully articulating head while the Reese has a head which only pivots 4 ways. The A16 also has a handy indicator system which will let you know if the jaws on the hitch are ready to couple, uncouple or tow, which is a convenience feature the Reese hitch does not offer. The Curt A16 # C16120...
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  • Comparing the Curt Q16 and Pro Series 16K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
  • The Curt Q16 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16120 is a great option. It has the dual jaw like you want and the head pivots front to back and side to side. This hitch is also cushioned for a smoother ride and the 3-point indicator system lets you know if you are hooked up properly or not. It also comes with a lube plate attached to the head. This is the hitch I would go with. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you. The Pro Series hitch # RP30047 is also a good entry level hitch....
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Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Code: C16115

422 reviews

Our Price: $313.82


Product Specs:

Fifth Wheel Hitch

Fixed Fifth Wheel

Above Bed Rails

13-1/4 - 17 Inch Tall

Economy - Slide-Bar Jaw

4000 lbs Vertical Load

16000 lbs GTW

Double Pivot


Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Rails and installation kit sold separately.

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Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16115

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (422 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Rails and installation kit sold separately.

by: Terry03/27/2022

The hitch looks great as shipped from etrailer. The problem was UPS destroyed the package and hitch. I have just started the claims process through UPS. I have always had great success with everything coming from etrailer until now. It was obvious the box had been dropped numerous times. It had been retapped a few times trying to hold it together. The steel crossmember was bent in two directions. It cannot be used which makes this hitch worthless. I see no fault with etrailer (except I recommend putting the cardboard package inside a heavier box to help UPS prevent damage). This package is around ninety pounds shipping in a thin cardboard box. I will be ordering a new hitch from etrailer and hoping for a better shipping experience. I have to postpone my vacation due to not having a working hitch.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/04/2022

by: Julio11/09/2017

Well packed, free 5 days shipping, easy to assemble and nice looking hitch. Im extra amazed because i can remove the king pin base/head from the bridge leg assembly to easily transport them. Still not tested with the coach. Practically no lateral movement and have the suspicion bushings. Very firm and easy mechanisms. Do not leave the gate open for long term because could damage the main spring. I plan to pull a 11k 334FWFLS. Nothing compared to this hitch in this price range. I will add some extra feedback after couple travels.

More than 1000 miles pulling a 38 fifth wheel and still like new
Julio - 11/12/2018

by: Hank 12/02/2022

excellent customer service!!!! will deal with Alex again if more trailer/hitch parts are needed. Happy Hoildays to all

by: Catherine 08/15/2022

We had our other truck stolen with the 5 th wheel hitch and many other possessions in it. This company shipped us another hitch quickly for our new truck and other needed equipment we needed to get back on the road. Thank you

by: Eljay02/24/2023

Great hitch, very impressed with shipping and communication with etrailer.

by: Charles03/27/2020

The hitch arrived very fast, and was boxed well. It doesn't come assembled in order to reduce the shipping size, but it's super easy to assemble. Just four 1/2" bolts attach the legs to the main crossmember, and one small 3/16" bolt attaches the lever release arm. In all, it only took about 15 minutes to assemble and set in the truck. It even comes with the hitch pins needed to install on your rails. The only thing you'll need that's not included is about 4 to 8, 1/2" washers. Very happy with the hitch, and always look to for my replacement hauling/trailer parts!

by: Jason08/25/2022

Great product just missing important pins that hold it together. The team is quick to respond and I’m waiting on those pins now. Definitely recommend to anyone needing an affordable and quality fifth wheel. My 2017 Ram 1500 wasn’t hard to install except the removal of the gas tank.

by: Brian T07/15/2016

I bought the curt fifth wheel and base to convert my B&W turnover ball and this thing fits perfectly it went together smoothly and in under an hour easily highly reccomend

by: T Purdy05/30/2019

Haven't had a chance to use the hitch yet but I got it installed without too much trouble. It took about 4 hours to install, the frame mounting brackets and rails, at a leisurely pace. The unit seems to be very sturdy and it is certainly built heavy. I'm looking forward to testing it out soon.

by: Don03/24/2022

The hitch was damaged in shipping. They replaced it quickly. Their customer service was a pleasant surprise. They also have excellent installation videos. I recommend etrailer for their prices and customer service.

by: Al09/20/2020

E-trailer made the order process very easy, and the shipping was much faster than I expected. The boxes arrived in fairly good condition, but the hitch arms were scratched up due to poor internal packaging. Since the hitch was packed in an E-Trailer box, I assume they repackaged this product.
Otherwise, the Curt hitch and custom rails seem to be very good products for the money!

The E16 hitch is adequate. I get a lot of clunking when starting and stopping due to the straight locking bar style hitch. I wish now that I would have spent more money and got a hitch that had locking jaws that clamped around the pin.
Alvin S - 09/21/2021

by: Mark02/16/2022

Great entry level fifth wheel, I don’t use it on a daily basis but have used it enough to say it is a great entry level fifth wheel, it does have some slack because it is a slide-bar hitch, but other than that it works great with no problems.

by: Robert08/17/2022

The hitch arrived in a damaged box and some shifting of items inside which ripped off a couple cosmetic stickers, but the hitch itself was fine. No issue with assembly or installation in my truck.

by: Gary10/21/2021

Heavy duty and fit was great

by: R C08/26/2022

Just what we needed to haul our new (old) 5th wheel to our mountain land. Easy to use & install

by: Kurtis09/08/2022

The customer service with etrailer was awful. Thier system showed an incorrect part for my vehicle and they admitted that but between the shipping mess back and forth. I would of liked a discount or a faster shipment on the correct parts that were already opened and missing hardware. Never again. Good thing its only a fifth wheel assembly and doesnt require quality hardware.

by: Chris 05/16/2020

It is just what I wanted, coming from the world of big trucks, I wanted a hitch that auto snaps closed, it does just that, it mounted right in my old Reese plate system on 22” center, so far I am very happy not only with the hitch, but also the price and the customer service from
E trailer, thanks for the support . Chris S.

I still love it less work for me, you back in it locks your done, and unlock is easy pull the handle never sticks love it!!!
Chris - 05/17/2021

by: Gary 12/10/2022

Quality service, quick shipping. Customer service was awesome!

by: Pat R.04/21/2017

I am very pleased with my purchase from etrailer. I bought a fifth wheel hitch to haul my fifth wheel trailer and have had no problems with the installation or using it and have had it one year. I would recommend this purchase to anyone who needs a quality fifth wheel at an economy price.
Pat R. Madera, California

Pat R - 04/24/2018

by: Lisa Blair07/27/2017

The Product was nice and worth the money, the packaging for shipping was really poor. The shipping was very fast but when we received it, one part was damaged with dents and scratches. We are very unsatisfied with that. We paid 400 for a hitch that is damaged and will rust. The parts in the hitch box were not wrapped for protection. Also, instead of putting it in a box that fit, they staples a million staples to make a box around the factory box. It was very unprofessional.

Pretty upset for the money we spent.

by: Jim07/11/2018

Product made it with no missing parts. etrailer "pallet wrapped" the 93 lb. 5th wheel hitch. Outer box still sustained damage, but maintained the inner box. etrailer succeeded where two other venders failed to deliver intact packages.
etrailer has a new, repeating customer.

The hitch release handle is quite sticky. I have used silicone spray and last week applied some grease. Doesnt want to close all the way and needs to be coaxed into total closure.
James D - 07/11/2019

by: Loy01/25/2023

Arrived as promised in a timely matter and in good condition. Unboxed the pieces and appears all pieces are included.

by: Joe T10/29/2019

First the bolts were a little short. But they quickly sent longer ones. Slightly tight fitting in bed rails. Used it once got more tight. After the second time had to use two by four to pop it out.. After a couple more tines of use it won’t budge at all. I think the hitch is spreading out. Wouldn’t have taken much to beef it up with some kid of support going across near the bottom. Not as much side to side tip of the 5th wheel plate as advertised. Get much more than 1 1/2” you have to put block under the truck wheels to get unhooked. A little forward and backward movement of 5th wheel pin but not bad. Other wise it works good.

by: Jerald 09/27/2022

Worked perfectly. Easy to assemble and easy to install.

by: Cam09/24/2019

Was an easy install considering the age of our truck, 94 f250 diesel. Pulls very nice. Our 1st 5th wheel and where we will begin our retirement journey.

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  • Comparing Curt 5th Wheel Hitches for 2000 Ford F-350
  • Long bed trucks like your 2000 Ford F-350 with 8-foot bed naturally have enough turning clearance to use fixed (non-sliding) 5th wheel hitches like the excellent B&W Patriot 18K # BWRVK3255. Shorter bed trucks require a sliding hitch like the Curt E16 # 16516 that you referenced in order to have enough turning clearance to avoid trailer-to-cab contact. You can use a slider hitch in both long and short bed trucks but if used in a long bed it must always remain in the forward locked position....
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for Installing Curt E16 Hitch in Bed of 1999 Chevy C1500
  • Since Curt does not have a universal style fifth wheel rail kit for your 1999 Chevy C1500 you would want the part # RP30035 which is a universal kit that fits your truck and will work with the Curt E16 hitch part # C16115 that you interested. With these two items you'd be ready to tow a fifth wheel trailer.
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