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Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs
Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish

Part Numbers: C16546,C16420-204

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Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs
part number: C16546

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

Features:

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


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,000 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 17-1/2" - 21-1/2"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 Two-Piece Jaw

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


Three-Point Indicator System

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


Q24 Color Indicator System

360-Degree Pivot

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


R24 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.



16546 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch with R24 Roller

16545 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16570 Curt R24 Fifth-Wheel Roller - 24,000 lbs





Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish
part number: C16420-204

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.

Features:

  • Custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Custom fit - brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • No drilling is required
    • Installation time is cut in half when compared with universal bracket systems
  • Kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have carbide finish
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
  • Made in USA


16420 and 16204 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Carbide Finish



Video of Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit C16420-204 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt custom fit fifth wheel installation kit with the carbide finish rails for the Dodge Ram and Ram trucks. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2003 to 2012 Dodge Ram and Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 Series trucks with either the six foot bed or the eight foot bed. Now on a custom fit part 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 will show you if this will work for your application. Now these custom brackets right here, they're designed to mount beneath your truck bed. They provide the attachment points for you fifth wheel rails to connect to.

These are a custom fit bracket. They mount to existing holes that are already in your vehicle's frame. It helps minimize the amount of drilling that's required and your installation time is cut in half when compared with universal bracket systems. Now the base rails right here, these will attach to the mounting brackets. They sit in your truck bed and it allows the installation of the fifth wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. These are visible, above bed rails.

These happen to have a nice carbide finish to them. Now this part includes everything shown here on the table and includes the two above bed base rails, the four mounting brackets, all the mounting hardware you need to install everything, and a nice set of detailed instructions. This kit will work with fifth wheel hitches from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley. That should do it for the review on the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit with carbide finish rails for the Dodge Ram and Ram Trucks.



Customer Reviews

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16546

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish - C16420-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (300 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately. Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.

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by: Ed S.09/16/2017


It installed just as advertised, the video was helpful but the one I found on YouTube shows an actual install which was even more help by showing some of the minor issues during installation. The written directions were well done too. Also a quality product with a very good website to help order the right parts with ease. 433136


Comments

After 1 year still working as when I installed it, nothing loosened up and solid the rails are a definite plus.

Ed S - 09/17/2018

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by: Don C.08/26/2017


Installed on a 2012 Ram 3500 long box. The rail kit itself is excellent and appears to be very strong. I was able to install with the truck on the ground and the tires on. I did have to remove the inner fender liners to access some of the bolts for torquing. I do not see how the nuts can be brought to proper torque without the use of a 3/4 inch crowsfoot, as it is impossible to get a socket on some of the nuts. The shock mount welded to the frame on one side is an example...it prevents the use of a socket. The single most important step is measuring properly because there is very little margin for error. The etrailer.com video was very helpful. Took me about 6 hrs without jack stands or a lift, but I'm very happy with the finished product and they went on without interfering with my AIR LIFT 57295 LoadLifter 5000 Series Rear Air Spring Kit. 425336


Comments

So far excellent!!!

Don C - 08/26/2018

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by: Russell09/22/2018

2004 Dodge Ram Pickup


shipped promptly,every thing was as stated,no missing parts,great service 567694



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by: Duane I11/04/2014

2007 Dodge Ram Pickup


If you are towing with a Dodge with a boxed frame...This kit works perfectly. Every bend...every bolt hole...every piece and par of this kit fit perfectly....No holes to drill... 159195


Comments

Still looks new after near constant use

Duane I - 11/04/2015

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by: Ed P09/02/2017


Super good seller, Super good price, Very fast shipping. Everything that I have ever bought from etrailer has been great quality, and I don't think that anyone can beat their price. 428175


Comments

works just as it should, no problems

Ed P - 09/02/2018

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by: Don09/05/2017


Fast service the hitch was sent the same day that it was ordered. Very helpful staff when I had a question. 429003


Comments

Love the hitch. Works great i have a 41 foot trailer and the slider rail makes it easy to back into tight spaces

Don H - 09/05/2018

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by: Randy C.11/23/2011

2018 Dodge Ram Pickup


2005 Ram 2500 Quad Cab Short Bed. Xlnt kit, easy install. The installation instructions could have been better. I suggest watching the video on youtube and setting up the rails and hitch on the garage floor first. Take measurements between rail hole rows (row 2 to row 3 - 17 3/4") and add 3/4" for front bed support clearance - 18 1/2". Looking over a rear tire and measuring from the front bed support, My row 2 needed to be rear of center by 1/2". This puts my rear rail at 26 1/4 instead of 26 3/4" from the tailgate. Then everything lined up perfect. The fish wire provided really works great ( threads on to the bolt like a nut). My only problem was the spacer that gets fished with the carriage bolt was to wide for the large hole in my frame. I cut a 1/4" off the spacer and that was the only modification I made to this kit. Not all trucks are the same. XLNT kit, I was impressed ! 27345


Comments

This is a little confusing. Is the correct measurement 26 34 or 26 1/4 ??I installed a Curt rail kit a couple years ago. I do recall that if you use the instructiondimension...things line up better on a Dodge front rail if everything would have been about a 1/2 inch further rearward. Is there any way this can be clarified? I am starting on another install today. thanks.

-- comment by: Jerry C - 03/27/2014

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The most current instructions for part # C16420
Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Dodge Ram
$174.99
rail kit state that the measurement from end of bed to rear most edge of the rear rail is 26-3/4 inches on a 6 foot bed. Check out the instructions linked on the product page for more details and a couple of diagrams.

-- Patrick B - 3/28/2014


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by: Mark B01/14/2015


What a Pain in the Butt. Watch the Video. It will help. Be ready to order additional parts/spacers if needed. You can do it by yourself but could really use another person at times. The rear tire removal is very helpful. Drop the rear drivers side shock tower. Then the back is pretty easy. The front is a pain. My brackets didn't reach up to the bed so I had to use spacers on top and bottom. Didn't have enough to do it so I had to order more. The screws for that location were too short so I had to go to Lowes to get longer ones. Those were a pain to get the nut on. I am still working on getting that done. Other than that, it does work. 168916



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by: Northern Girl08/20/2015


Hats of to E-trailer! I was in a hurry - they checked inventory for me, said they had the hitch coming in the next day and they would try to ship same day out to me, had it in 3 days. Ordered on Thursday, had it Monday and we installed and hooked up Tuesday. However, the hitch system; my installation was for a short bed 2013 Power Wagon 2500 Ram and required me to enlist multiple other professionals to install, we worked on it for 3 hours, and were so p****d off by the time we were done. We had NO room to adjust any measurements and went exactly as the directions said. If we could have had room to adjust just a 1/2 inch different it would have made it much easier. Now my exhaust is rubbing on the mount and makes a horrible noise. Curt makes a nice hitch but they should be checking quality control as most of my latches and pin holes are all slightly off and it is extremely difficult to line anything up to pin together. Also, you have to have a tiny hand to pin the slide rails to the bars. Plus it took a sledge hammer to drive the pins in and keepers. Also, I didn't need to buy a slider hitch - There is plenty of room even on my short box, to allow my 5th wheel camper to travel without hitting the cab when turning tight. And last, when towing the hitch has the feeing there is slack and jerks around that I wasn't thrilled about. 220630



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by: Sequel09/08/2014


THE RAILS AND BRACKETS WERE JUST AS DESCRIBED AND CAME VERY QUICKLY AND REASONABLY PRICED. THE INSTRUCTIONS WERE VERY HELPFUL INCLUDING THE VIDEO ONLINE. INALL IT TOOK ME ABOUT 5 HOURS TO INSTALL WITH TAKING MY TIME TO DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING. IT FIT JUST AS IT SAYS AND FIT MY PICKUP PERFECTLY. GREAT PRODUCT AND GREAT COMPANY 150395


Comments

I still have no complaints I have pulled my 35ft fifth wheel camper multiple times already and it did great. I have since recommended etrailer site to everybody I know that needs hitches. Thank you again for making it so easy to order and install!

Sequel - 09/09/2015

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by: Lee08/27/2018


Rail kit very easy to install on my short bed dodge 558645



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by: Skull Slammer01/15/2015

2004 Dodge Ram Pickup


This kit fit my 2004 Ram 2500 exactly as advertised. Took way longer than the 90 minutes the directions state, to install, but I took my time and made sure all steps were done correctly. Something I should have done, that is not mentioned in the directions, is to "pre-mount" the hitch on these rails, prior to drilling and bolting. If you get it even a bit off parallel, you have binding..like I do..when trying to dismount the hitch. I will have to fight it, to put back on these rails also. My fault, not the kit. Etrailer is very helpful, quick and responsive. They have me as a repeat customer already. 169046



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by: Todd07/03/2018


This hitch is very well built and easy to use. It slides very easily with just one or two grease applocations per season. The are only two drawbacks,it is quite heavy compared to other hitches, even after taking the top off. Not a deterrant for me but may be too much for someone who doesnt always have someone who can help get it in/our of the truck. The second is that the rubber sound dampers make it fairly difficult to insert/remove the pins from the rails. I need a hammer and rod to beat them in or out. If you dont use them it does rattle around a bit 529742



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by: Travis07/02/2018

2003 Dodge Ram Pickup


Very happy with purchase. High quality and vehicle specific kit was very easy to bolt right to my truck. Would recommend it to anyone. 529175



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by: James07/10/2018


Fits great ,works fine. 540265



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by: Sam06/03/2018

2006 Dodge Ram Pickup


The produce works great just the ( you tube video ) and the print out instructions are little off 516391



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by: Steve10/25/2018


Watched the video, and went by instructions, took my time, turn out great. 577372



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by: Wayne03/30/2018


Receiving: Packaging was shot, shredded and falling apart. Parts we're falling out everywhere. Surprisingly all the parts were there. Installation: Some manhandling was involved, other than that, everything went smoothly for the most part. Also the instructions weren't very clear. Hahaha, like men read instructions! No, but really, the instructions suck. I'm happy with the product. 491031



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by: Jonathan03/22/2018

2006 Dodge Ram Pickup


They called me to verify my shipping address because we have strange address out here. Which was good because I had gotten it wrong. They fixed it and I recieved my hitch in two days. I was very happy with the shipping time. 487698



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by: John03/13/2018


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 484339



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by: Michael02/17/2018


I bought the Q24 for my 2016 Ram 3500 and Montana 3810MS. I am still in the process of installation. The directions are unclear on the shims and if they should be used or not. If I put the shims in, you can't get the pins in the bottom. Without them the unit is loose and makes noise. Seems to me they need a shim about half the thickness as the ones provided. Any solutions? Or should I just let it rattle and not worry about it? 476577



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by: Joe Reeves 515002/02/2018

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500


I spent a few hours researching hitches before i settled on the Curt installation kit to go with my Anderson hitch. The directions were easy to follow, but i recommend watching the video as well. I installed this on my 2007 Dodge 2500 on my garage floor. I am sure this added a bit more time to the install, but for my first ever hitch install I had it installed and cleaned up in about 3 hours. I would definitely recommend this installation kit. etrailer was also very responsive to make sure they had my correct mailing info since I use a P.O. box for mail. 472295



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by: John D12/27/2017


This is the second time I used this hitch mount. It wasn’t too hard to install on the ground. A vehicle lift, as shown on the product video, makes it look a lot easier but install is still very doable. The video is necessary to have in addition to the enclosed instructions. The ordering staff has always been friendly and knowledgeable about the product. etrailer will continue to be my first stop for all my RV products. 462984



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by: Glenn S.11/27/2017

2007 Dodge Ram Pickup


My ordered arrived a day early! Extremely fast shipping! This kit made the install very easy on my 07 Ram 3500. I highly recommend this kit!!! 455064



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by: Robert11/02/2017


Solid kit but the no drill kit specifics for my 2010 ram 2500 were off. I had to make a few modifications to the front right side of the kit and had to force the fit. 448194



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by: Gary H.10/12/2017


Great product glad I purchased it. 441968



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by: Dan H09/28/2017


Perfect fit. Everything lined up as it was designed. Installed by myself in backyard in about 2 hours taking my time. 437446



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by: Ron R09/22/2017


Ordered the 24k Curt Slider on a Tuesday. It arrived 2 days later. As has been noted by a few others, the box was in bad shape. Fortunately I have a very good UPS driver and he helped me load it into my new Ram. I parked at the end of my driveway and knew about the time he delivers. He looked around in his truck and found the 1/2 inch bolts that came out of the box. Had the hitch hooked to my RV about an hour later. Everything fit perfectly. Also, the etrailer price was a lot better than other places, so I'm happy. Heading to California from Michigan soon so that will be the real test of the hitch. 435219



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by: Terry07/31/2017


Excellent quality, no drill feature makes installation go much easier than standard install kit. 413181



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by: Ken06/16/2017


Cant say anymore but very helpful people 394877



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by: Marc B.05/08/2017


Perfect fit, easy installation. Tows my 41 foot fifth wheel with ease. 377658



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by: Wayne05/07/2017

Dodge Ram Pickup


Etrailer is a company that I will recommend to anyone that has the need for trailer equipment. Thank you to the team that got my order shipped ahead of schedule. As for the Curt Q20/R20 hitch and installation kit it was a fairly easy installation on my Dodge Ram 2500. Everything was exactly as the videos on the etrailer site had stated. 377547



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by: Antonio05/06/2017


I've used this for one year and I can say that it's a solid product that works. Getting out to manually slide the hitch can become a pain in the rear and I've had this bind on me once to where it would not slide at all. Traveling down the road and I've experienced some chucking in both my Ram 3500 and previously Ram 2500. If you have the money, I would highly recommend an automatic slide hitch. 377214



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by: Corey05/03/2017


I would recommend these products to anyone, every thing I got worked perfectly thanks for a quality product 375767



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by: good04/25/2017


good 372045



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by: Darrold Jarmin04/19/2017


Received my parts to install my 14K Reese 5th wheel hitch in a timely manner and free shipping .. Started the installation on my 2005 Ram 3500 Dually and the parts all fit GREAT... Installation time was exactly what the instructions said ... The following week we hooked up to our 2010 Cougar 34ft RV and left the Wet Coast of the Pacific Northwet and made the 2600 mile adventure to Northern Michigan.... E-TRAILER is AWESOME........ 369286



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by: John04/15/2017


This is a great kit. Perfect install and instructions. No issues what so ever. The washer plate that goes inside frame rail on the rear mounts would not fit through the holes as mentioned in directions. The bolt feeder wire that comes with the kit is just long enough to reach all the way back where the frame opens, so you can feed the washer through, then the next hole forward is where I put the bolt through. Worked great, installed myself in 2 hours. The YouTube video that Etrailer has on this kit is great as well. Perfect kit. You guys have it figured out! Fast shipping too! 367850



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by: James Treloar04/05/2017


I'm glad to have, and excited to get it put on, and try out my new camper. Thank you for your prompt and professional service. 363080



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by: Grizz03/25/2017


Great product and price 358622



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by: Chris03/20/2017


Heavy duty easy to assemble 356483



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by: Carl S.03/17/2017


Great product! 353840



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by: Randell west03/16/2017


Fifth Wheel was awesome Strong heavy construction Easy to install Love it 357711



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by: Steve S03/11/2017


I bought a Curt 5TH wheel hitch and it took a bit longer to install then I planned for but It has worked great the customer service is fantastic! I have told my friends about Etrailer and two of them have bought their hitches from Etrailer you will not find a better price. 351283



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by: Daniel03/06/2017


Great price and got here quicker than i expected. .. Kim was very helpful with making sure I got everything I needed for my installation ( and application ) 349339



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by: Kent02/26/2017

Chevrolet Silverado 1500


This is my first hitch. I decided to go this route after finding out the dealership wanted over 1500 to install rails hitch and plug. Install was not too aweful bad I did the install in about 4 hours of everything. I took my time so nothing would be screwed up. The install videos where awesome and very discriptive. 349956



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by: Tracy C.02/26/2017


makes hitch easy to put in or remove its a snap just 4 hitch pins 346110



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by: Dvae H.02/24/2017

Dodge


very good product . takes a little more time to install on the dodge , but that is all good any way. Its been really good product. 345411


Comments

IT take longer on a dodge .

Dvae H - 02/24/2018

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by: jeremy t02/24/2017


Don't know if the people that installed this messed up but it's a big pain to get the hitch in or out of the rails 345229



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by: Luke Cropp01/24/2017

2012 Dodge Ram Pickup


The kit works fine. Just takes a long time to install because dodge didn't leave much room on the frame rails. 334901



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by: Ken s.01/20/2017


Works great 334043


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  • Is 5th Wheel Capture Plate Needed to Tow 5th Wheel Trailers
  • Capture plates are exclusive to PullRite sliding hitches and are used to help activate its automatic sliding feature. The plate installs on the trailer pin box, not on the hitch, so you can tow any brand of 5th wheel trailer without a capture plate as long as you do not have a PullRite hitch. If you do have a PullRite hitch you'll need to have a capture plate on the trailers you're pulling.
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  • Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Adapter for a 2015 Ram 3500 Short Bed with Factory Prep Package
  • First, the toolbox will likely have to come out because even if it doesn't interfere with the hitch base it could interfere with the pin box on the trailer when making tight turns. To install a slider hitch in your 2015 Ram 3500 short bed with the factory prep package you will need an adapter since none of the slider hitches are a direct fit in the Ram puck system. And for a hitch, I recommend going with a slider that has the most travel to help make tight turns. For an adapter you
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  • What Do the Mounting Tabs Look Like on Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16546
  • I went down to our show room and took a picture of what the mounting tabs look like on the Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16546. They are not unlike tabs on other hitches. This hitch will fit Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Pro Series, Reese, Husky, and Valley above the bed rails.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Going with a higher rated fifth wheel hitch than needed would have no drawbacks aside from the fact that the higher rated hitches tend to cost a bit more. The Curt Q24 Slider hitch part # C16546 that you referenced would be a great hitch to use and even with it's higher capacity it doesn't break the bank like some of them do. For fifth wheel rails you would want to go with a custom install kit like the part # C16424-204 which has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. Custom install
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  • Will the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider # C16546 fit Reese Rails
  • Yes, the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider # C16546 that your referenced is designed to fit the same industry standard rail design as your Reese 15k Slider hitch so it would work well for you.
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  • Is There a Typical 5th Wheel Hitch Head Height Setting
  • There is no typical height setting that 5th wheel pin boxes sit at, but I would just keep your Curt Q24 # C16546 at whatever setting it is already at. Once you get your 2016 Jayco Eagle you can then get it on level ground and measure from the ground to the king pin plate on the pin box. After that you then need to measure from the ground to the height of your Q24 hitch head and adjust as necessary. Please note that we recommend having at least 5" - 6" of space between your trailer
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  • Forward and Backward Movement of Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch # C16546 on 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
  • If this noise occurs during starts and stops or any time there may be back and forth movement of the trailer then it is normal to get some metal to metal contact as the trailer king pin bumps around in the jaws of the hitch. The dual jaw design of the Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch, part # C16546, is secure but it is not so tight that it will eliminate all movement. The movement that you are referring to is the fore and aft movement at the fifth wheel head/cross section. Some fifth wheel hitches
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  • Hitch Heights Of Curt Q24 and Reese Titan 5th Wheel Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he confirmed the hitch height of the Curt Q24 # C16546 is 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 inches. Based on my research, the shortest 5th wheel hitch we carry is the Pro Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Slider # PS30857. The base rails I recommend with this hitch are the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit # RP56009-53. This hitch has a hitch height of 14-1/4 -17 inches and a gross towing weight of 16,000 pounds.
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  • Are Curt Q Series Fifth Wheel Hitches Compatible with Dexter King Pins
  • Yes, the Dexter king pin you have on your camper is totally compatible with the Curt Q16 part # C16521 and the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16546 that you referenced.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For 2012 Ram 2500 With 6 Foot Bed
  • For your 2012 Ram 2500 with 6 foot bed, I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish # C16420-204. This is a custom set of rails that will fit all standard size hitches from a majority of manufacturers. For a sliding 5th wheel hitch that will allow enough clearance for turning, I recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs # C16546. This round tube slider is not likely to bind and has 12 inches of travel
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  • Where to Set Curt Q24 5th-Wheel Hitch Height on 2014 Ram 3500
  • Your Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16546 features a 4 inch height adjustment, from 17-1/2 inches up to 21-1/4 inches. Since it sounds like you will be pulling multiple 5th-wheel trailers, you may need to adjust the height of the hitch more than once. Basically, you will just want to adjust to whichever height setting that allows the trailer to sit as level as possible. Along with making sure the trailer is level, you want to have right around 6 inches from the top of the bed rails
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  • Will Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit a 2004 Ford F-350 Long Bed Dually
  • Yes, you can install the Curt Q24 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16546 in your 2004 Ford F-350. But since you have a long bed you would not need a slider hitch. You would instead use the fixed version # C16245. But, if you still want to use the slider version you can but there won't be a need to slide it back out of the towing position. Also, sliders only lock into the towing position or the maneuvering position, there are no settings in between. For an installation kit I recommend # C16443-204
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit for a 2016 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Your 2016 Ram 2500 short bed truck could have a high towing capacity depending on how it is equipped. To maximize your 5th wheel trailer options I recommend going with the Curt Q24 hitch # C16546. This hitch is rated for 24,000 pounds gross trailer weight (consult the vehicle owner's manual for information on the towing capacity of your specific model). For an installation kit I recommend # C16427-204. It includes the custom frame brackets, rails, and hardware needed for installation.
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  • Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch C16546 Installation in 2015 Ram 2500
  • For your 2015 Ram 2500 with 6-foot bed and without the factory rail kit the Curt Q24 slider hitch # C16546 along with the mating installation kit # C16427-204 are confirmed fits. We have not yet had a chance to do a video on this specific hitch in your specific truck but we do have plenty of resources to assist your installation. I linked a helpful article on 5th wheel hitch installation as well as a video showing a different base rail kit being installed in your same truck. The written
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  • Will Curt Q24 Slider # C16546 Fit 2014 Ram 3500 6-1/2' Bed w/ OEM Pucks and Ram Adapter
  • Yes, if the adapter that you have for your 2014 Ram 3500 6-1/2' Bed with OEM prep gives you the standard above bed rails then the Curt Q24 Slider # C16546 will work with it. The Curt Adapter # C16022 is only compatible with Curt sliders because of the raised rails in the middle, but the Curt slider hitches themselves are compatible with other adapters as long as they have the industry standard base rail attachment points.
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  • Recommended Dual-Jaw Fifth Wheel Hitch To Replace Slide Bar Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • I recommend replacing your slide-bar fifth wheel hitch with a hitch that has dual jaws. The hitch I recommend is the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider, part # C16546. This system features 360-degree jaw to king pin contact that means less rattle than the slide bar you have. The hitch also features 3 color indicators that tell you if you are ready to hook up, or if it is locked, and if it is ready to uncouple. This hitch would fit right in the Curt rails you have in the
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  • Recommended Custom Install Kit to Install Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Curt offers a Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part # C16418-104. The kit includes the custom brackets that attach to the truck frame, as well as the rails that attach the hitch to the truck bed. All necessary installation hardware is also included. To view the install details for the Installation Kit, click on the provided link.
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  • Recommendation for Being Able to Tow a Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
  • To install a fifth wheel hitch in the bed of your truck you are going to have to remove the gooseneck hitch to install the fifth wheel rails. But what you can do is install the part # 16055 in the fifth wheel rails so that you could tow a gooseneck trailer if needed. The fifth wheel rail kit part # C16301-200 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 though and the slider hitch part# C16546 that you referenced would also be a great choice since you
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  • How to Install a Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch in the Bed of a 2014 Ram 2500 with Hitch Prep
  • The only way you will be able to install a slider hitch in the bed of your 2014 Ram 2500 with a short bed will be to first install a rail kit adapter like the Curt part # C16022 so that you can install a slider hitch like the Curt Q24k Slider Hitch part # C16546. This adapter can only be used with Curt hitches. If you have a non-Curt hitch that you would rather tow with you would want the # RP30154 instead.
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  • Will Existing Base Rails on Truck be Compatible with and Strong Enough for Curt Q24 Sliding Hitch
  • The Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider # C16546 referenced in your question is compatible with industry standard, above-bed base rails, which is the same type of rails that your existing Curt E5 5th Wheel Hitch mounts to. With this in mind, the existing bed rails you have installed on your truck will work with and are compatible with the Curt Q24 Hitch. You will not need to replace them. Your existing rails will also be sufficiently rated to handle the increased weight capacity
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  • Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch Jaws Do Not Close and Lock Freely On First Try
  • There are a couple of things that could be causing the hitch jaws not to close and or lock when they should. First make sure the handle is always fully extended and the jaws are open and ready to accept the king pin. The trailer skid plate should be 1/2 an inch lower that the hitch skid plate at its lowest point. If the jaws are out of sync or even if you suspect that they may not be lined up correctly here is what you can do. First make sure the flip lock is hanging freely in the clockwise,
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2012 Dodge 3500 Dually Megacab with 6 foot 4 inch Bed
  • If your 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 dually has a 6 foot 4 inch bed, then the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204, will work on your truck, see instructions. This kit works with the Mega Cab trucks and on trucks that have overload springs. I spoke with my contact at Curt Mfg. and if your truck has a 64 inch bed they do not recommend using any of their fifth-wheel installation kits in the 2012 Dodge trucks with beds shorter than 6 feet. I checked with our other suppliers
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 for RBW X16 Hitch
  • From the research I did the RBW X16 does fit the industry standard fifth wheel rails like what are in the picture I attached so all you need is a set of industry standard rails for your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. A custom install kit will be much easier to install so I would recommend the Curt custom kit part # C16420-204 as it will minimize drilling and install time when compare to a universal kit. I attached an install video for you to check out that shows these rails installed
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch For a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel Long Bed Crew Cab
  • For a 5th wheel trailer hitch that will fit in below the bed rails I recommend the Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30142. This hitch has an 18k capacity and fits in the below the bed rails which will leave the truck bed fully accessible just like you want. The installation kit is # RP30074. I have included some links to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation. This hitch also comes with an in-bed wiring harness. I have included an additional link
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  • Recommendation of Install Kit For Husky/Valley Fifth Wheel in 2011 Dodge 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed
  • The Curt Custom Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets, part # C16420-204, will fit your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed. This kit is an above bed installation kit. I am including a link to the installation instructions for you. If the Husky/Valley 20K fifth wheel hitch that you have requires the under bed mounting system (UBS), you will not be able to use the hitch as there is no Valley UBS system for your truck. You can also use the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails
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  • Does CURT Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16420-204 Fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • Yes, the CURT Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16420-204, will fit the 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed. I have incldued a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 Fits 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab w/Overload Springs
  • You are correct. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16420-204, will fit a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab with overload springs. I have included a link to the installation details for this 5th wheel installation kit for reference.
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  • Will Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit # C16420-204 Fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab
  • Yes, the Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # C16420-204 will fit your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab with 8 foot bed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. The rails are compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches that fit in above the bed rails.
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  • Curt Custom Base Rail and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 will work on your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. It is a custom fit kit that will install in about half of the time a universal kit would and would minimize drilling. I attached installation instructions for you to check out also.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • Yes, the Curt custom 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit # C16420-204 will fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab. I checked with Curt to confirm this. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. This kit will work on short and long beds. If you have a long bed I recommend the Curt 20K hitch # C16130. It has a double jaw and 360 degree cushioned head. If you have a short bed, go with the slider version # C16536.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
  • We don't carry RBW rail kits so we don't have the brackets you need, but we do carry a rail kit that would work well in the guy you sold the hitch too's 2006 Dodge Ram 2500. For a custom rail kit specifically designed to fit his vehicle you would want the Curt Rail Kit part # C16420-204. For a universal kit that would be a bit more difficult to install you would want the part # RP30035-023.
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  • Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Fits a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab, Long Bed
  • According to Curt Manufacturing, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, # C16420-204, will fit your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Crew Cab with an 8 foot bed. I have included a link to the installation details below. This 5th wheel installation kit is compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky 5th wheel hitches.
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  • Fit of PullRite 15K SuperGlide 5th Wheel Hitch With Curt # C16420-204 Industry Standard Bed Rail Kit
  • If your PullRite is the ISR (industry standard rail) model that's compatible with industry standard 5th wheel bed rails, then you can indeed use the Curt # C16420-204 5th wheel bed rail/frame bracket kit.
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  • Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500
  • Yes, you could use the Curt Custom Rail Kit # C16420-204 that you referenced as a rail kit for a fifth wheel hitch in the bed of your 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 with a 6 ft bed. You will need to get a hitch with a slider to allow you to make 90 degree turns. When the slider is activated it will move the hitch 12 inches further back. I would recommend you get a Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with R24 Slider # C16546 to go with the # C16420-204. This is a slider hitch that should provide you
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  • Will Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 Fit 2008 Ram 2500 Mega Cab with 6-Ft Bed
  • Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 does fit your 2008 Ram 2500 Mega Cab with 6-foot bed. It fits this truck configuration for model years 2006 through 2009 and is a no-drill installation. An install video is linked for you showing a 2009 Ram. With these base rails in place you can install any industry-standard 5th wheel hitch from brands like Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky.
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  • Distance from the Rear Rail to End of Truck Bed for Curt 5th Wheel Rail Kit C16420
  • The most current instructions for part # C16420-204 state that the measurement from end of bed to rear most EDGE of the rear rail is 26-3/4 inches on a 6 foot bed.
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  • Will a HiJacker 5th Wheel Trailer hitch Fit Curt Rails in a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • It looks like your HiJacker 5th wheel hitch has the 4 tabs at the corners of the base that fit in industry standard above the bed rails. On industry standard rails there are 3 sets of mounting holes. The inner set is 10 inches apart on center, the next set out are 20-1/2 inches apart on center, and the outer set is 29 inches apart on center. From front to back the mounting holes are 22 inches apart on center. If the mounting tabs on the hitch are spaced 10, 20-1/2, or 29 inches apart
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  • Is there Drilling to Install the Curt Custom Rail Kit in the Bed of a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500
  • With a custom fifth wheel install kit like the Curt Custom Rail Kit # C16420-204 that you referenced there will be some drilling involved. But compared to a universal fifth wheel rail kit the drilling required is much less. But yes, you will still need to drill through the bed to attach the above-the-bed rails to the frame brackets. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this product also.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for Curt R5 and 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • For your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 long bed you can use Curt installation kit # C16420-204 that you referenced. The rails that come with this kit will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley, and Husky 5th wheel hitches, fixed and slider, that fit in above the bed rails. I have linked the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. To add in-bed trailer wiring you can use # HM42137. This will make connecting the 5th wheel trailer electrical connection easier.
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