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Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

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This adapter is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram's factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. The base then provides the attachment point for your Curt 5th-wheel slider or roller. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C16022 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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2015 Ram 2500 - Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Rail Adapter
  • CURT

This adapter is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram's factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. The base then provides the attachment point for your Curt 5th-wheel slider or roller.


  • Custom base is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram factory-installed, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package
  • Base works with Curt hitches with sliders (16516, C16521, C16536, C16541, or C16546 - sold separately)
    • Adapter provides an additional 1-1/2" of height compared to industry standard rails
  • Quarter-turn anchoring system for quick installation and removal
  • Durable carbide black powder coat finish


  • Application: Ram trucks with factory-installed, underbed towing prep package
  • Capacity: 24,000 lbs
  • 10-Year warranty

16022 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel Roller Adapter for Dodge Ram Trucks with Factory Towing Prep Package

Installation Details C16022 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch Adapter Rails Installation - 2016 Ram 3500

Today on this 2016 Ram 3500, we're going to show you the adapter rails for the Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with slider options for your Ram towing prep package. We're also going to to show you how it installs. This is going to be part number C16022. The Curt 5th wheel adapter is specifically designed for your Ram 3500's under bed tow prep package. It can be easily installed and removed and you can use both your regular 5th wheel hitches, as well as your slider hitches. When it comes to your slider hitches, we recommend you use those for 6 and a half foot beds which will help compensate for the reduced turning clearance.

They're installed and removed by opening up these latches here and are locked into place using these snap pins. Once they're open like that, they're ready to be lifted up. They're closed just as easily. This has a weight capacity of 24,000 pounds. Once its installed, it's going to stand about 3/4 inches tall in your truck bed. Now that we've going over some of the features, lets show you how this installs.

As we've stated before, this is for the Ram tow prepping package. We're going to go ahead and start by opening up all of our ports here to set our adapter in. You just twist on them and life up. You'll do this for all 4 points. Once you have all those removed, we'll go ahead and set these inside the vehicle and we'll go ahead and set our adapter in place.

Before we set our adapter into the rails, we've got to actually open up the feed so they can be set inside. To do that, we'll have to remove this snap pin here and open up like so. We'll be doing this on all of them. I also like to point out the entry points actually have different sizes so the wider ones get put in the back while the slimmer ones get put towards the front. With an extra set of hands we'll go ahead and set this inside the truck bed system. Slip it up, line them up, set them in place and then we'll go ahead and lock them down.

If these aren't fitting in exactly how you need them to, the feet themselves can be adjusted. What you do is you pull the cotter pin here, you loosen it a quarter turn until these can actually shut all the way and lock into place. Once they can shut and lock into place, you reinstall the cotter. Now we're ready for our 5th wheel hitch. Now that we have our 5th wheel hitch in place, we'll go ahead and secure it with our provided half inch pins with our adapter. You can also us e the pins that come with your actual 5th wheel hitch as well. It's your choice. That'll do it for the adapter rails for the Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with slider, Ram towing prep package addition, part number C16022 on our 2016 Ram 3500.

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Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package - C16022

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (152 Customer Reviews)

This adapter is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram's factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. The base then provides the attachment point for your Curt 5th-wheel slider or roller.


Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Fifth Wheel Hitch 2018 Ram 2500 This was not easy choice to make as I tend to try top save money. But with my truck and the puck system this has been an excellent purchase. The removable pin let's me pull the top of the hitch off while leaving the rest in the truck. This allows me to store it in front of the adapter rails. Then my roll up bed cover clears the top while the rest is still mounted. Dry, secure out of site out of mind while shopping or parked at RV park overnight. The slider allows the extra clearance to give you peace of mind you will not damage your truck while backing into tight spaces on a serious angle. Then of course the top comes off with that pin making the entire thing lighter to remove when taking the entire assembly out of the truck. IT is manageable but still better to use the tractor bucket or hoist as it is heavy duty. No issues and very happy with this purchase and the continued great service from etrailer! I pulled a 34 ft 5th wheel 1800 miles at average of 75mph. Did not even know the trailer was back there when the wind was not blowing. Thanks again for helping me put this package together and having the lowest price while doing it!


Exactly what I ordered and works perfect! Here is the A16 Curt attached in the photos. Easy and quick installation into the RAM puck system.


The product itself is great. The reason for the 3-star rating is that the first shipment came in beat up boxes and without all of the parts (and some of the parts were already put together - can anyone say used?). The Customer Service rep was great and escalated when asked. The manufacturer quickly sent new parts, however, they use UPS who beat the boxes up so badly that the post office returned them before they even got to us. This caused us to miss the pick up date for our camper. After I called again, they sent a new shipment, however, it also didn’t make the rescheduled time for us to pick up our camper so we had to borrow someone’s truck to pick it up. Once the parts finally showed up, the shopping boxes were again beat up and all of the parts were clanking together. Thankfully the parts we needed were usable. etrailer needs to work with the manufacturer on securing the boxes better and should find someone other than UPS to deliver them.


Straightforward setup. I’d recommend deep sockets for torquing the bolts down. Solid piece of equipment.

One year later… still going strong. This thing will last the long haul!
Kevin - 09/03/2021

2016 Ram 2500

Easiest item I have ever installed on my truck. 4 bolts to set it up then dropped the entire assembly into the Ramming bed puck system. Plan to haul our 5th wheel rv with this. The slider will help if we get into tight area at the rv park. Simly to use. Love it

1 year and this hitch is still awesome
Mac - 12/22/2017


I love the way it sits and fits in my truck. The instructions and installation were very clear and easy to follow and assemble. And there is still room to have my tool box’s and a chain between the 5th wheel and my tailgate. My tank cover fits perfectly over the top and my support bars don’t touch the 5th wheel either.
I am very happy with this 5th wheel.It works just like all the descriptions said it would. It will make pulling our camper a breeze.
I would recommend this hitch very highly. And will be recommending all my friends to this company for all future hitches.

2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

I bought a 5th Wheel camper on May 13th. On the 14 I started shopping for a 5th Wheel Hitch. I landed on etrailer’s site. I found what I wanted in no time. When I went to check out it said I should have the unit it 3 days. Which would be Friday. I needed to pick up my Camper on Monday. I called because I wanted to be sure it would deliver on Friday. They assured me I would have it Friday. I placed my order at 11am and by 3 pm I had an email saying the Hitch had shipped. To my surprise it arrived on Thursday. I’m very mechanically inclined and it took me about 2 hours to put the Hitch in my 2017 Ram 2500 with the in bed puck system. I did have to remove my bed liner which I will put back in at a later date. The installation went pretty smooth. I found it helpful to watch the videos on the installation. I picked up my camper on Monday and drove 100 miles home. So far so good. It’s going on 600 mile journey over the Memorial Day Weekend. I was very impressed with the customer service when I called and the very quick free shipping. Great Job etrailer.

2020 Ram 2500

This slider solves all the problems with towing a fifth wheel with short bed pickups.

2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great products, excellent price, speedy (3 day) delivery and easy step by step installation instructions for my sliding fifth wheel hitch for my 2016 Ram 2500 short bed truck w/ factory tow prep package. I would highly recommend any of these products as well as the excellent customer service at


When joined with sliding fifth wheel hitch, works like a charm. Easy in and out of bed with chain hoist


Easy to assemble and lined up perfect to the ram factory puck system. I don’t have experience with any other fifth wheel hitch but the only down side I see to this is that the system is extremely heavy.


Great 5th wheel had a year with multiple trips with no problems. Would recommend to anyone.


Like most customers the box was in really bad shape when it arrived. Everything was still together and not damaged. Received 2 of 3 boxes, contacted customer service since I needed the rail system for the rest of the assembly to mount on and they promised the rails would arrive the next day. I'm trusting they will get here. The Curt fifth wheel slider hitch is built substantially well and is impressive, cannot wait to hook up!

Excellent, using to pull a 18,000 lb. Fifth wheel. Works flawlessly!
Dennis - 08/19/2021


Product is well built however the packaging was horrible. Most of the box was open. Looks like all parts present.


The product arrived 1 day earlier than promised. The instructions were decent, they could of been more inclusive of the different setups, the hitch and sliders didn’t reference how to interface with the Ram puck base. The rubber gaskets for the slider base didn’t fit with the Ram base due to their thickness. You need a 100lbs torque wrench(I rented one from Orielys). All the parts were present. The bad may not of been etrailers fault, but the boxes arrived like they were dropped out of an airplane. Amazingly, nothing was damaged.


Purchased and installed adapter rails for my Curt 5th wheel hitch. These adapter rails are rated for 24,000 lbs., and are "beefy". I could not be more pleased with the ease of installation and overall heavy duty construction of these adapter rails.


Looks great, Easy installation, Good quality.
had a problem with ups losing one part and etrailer sent out another one. All the staff that I spoke with was great.


Too tall!! Had to replace with a lower hitch even after moving the pin box all the way up. Hard to slide, tends to bind if not almost perfectly straight.

2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

This mount is a perfect fit for the Ram factory installed "puck" system 5th wheel hitch in-bed mount. It drops right into the factory in-bed holes and locks in with a 1/4 turn of the handles. I coupled this with the Curt Q20 sliding hitch for the short-bed Ram truck, fits and works perfectly. etrailer's pricing was a welcome significant-amount less expensive than other online vendors' sites I researched for the exact same item. The entire assembly with the hitch is heavy, as expected, around 200+lbs. I installed a light-duty (220lb single line/440lb double line) overhead electric hoist in the garage with a kingpin attachment for lifting this out when an empty bed is needed for hauling something other than the RV.


Great hitch but even better service and shipping. Thanks for getting this to me in such a short time frame!

Dodge Ram Pickup

The adapter rails fit the RAM factory puck system perfectly. 2020 2500 tradesman crew cab 4x4
With fifth wheel prep package.

2021 Ram 3500

I was on a very tight time line since I had to replace my tow vehicle due to unresolved mechanical issues a few days prior to leaving for a 3 month RV trip. Fortunately the Rails for my new tow vehicle arrived one day earlier then was projected (less then 3 days from order date). It was a perfect fit with my Curt 5th Wheel Hitch. Thank you for the great customer service and quick delivery!

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

The packages came intact. The delivery person complained a bit due to the weight but the products were in good shape even if the packaging was a bit worn from the transport. The instructions were easy to follow and setup went well. Biggest problem was having to borrow a torque wrench from a neighbor but the product went together well and was easy to install in the prepped holes.


On time shipping and delivery rated 4 stars for the fact of package was damaged and torn

Dodge Ram Pickup

I was very happy with customer service. They worked with me on resolving my questions. The product was top notch. Worked perfect pulling my 40 ft 5th wheel with my 2500 ram.

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