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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel installation kit part number C16420-204 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.


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Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - 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

C16420-204 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16420-204 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2006 - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - excluding Mega Cab

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - excluding Mega Cab

2006 - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed - Mega Cab

2003 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500 8 Foot Bed



Video of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish


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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

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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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


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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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2005 Dodge Ram 2500


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


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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
$158.80
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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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



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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


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Still looks new after near constant use

Duane I - 11/04/2015

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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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2004 Dodge Ram 2500


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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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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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup


So here I am 1 year later and 7000 + miles later having towed/hauled a 30' Keystone Cougar with the Curt E16K hitch and bed rails. I installed the item and it was fairly easy with the help of a friend to help tighten bolts and nuts. On the rails I have the E16K Curt Hitch in a 2007 - 2500 Dodge Ram Cummins. I used to remove the Hitch after every trip. That lasted for the first 2-3 times. It is darn heavy to remove and put back in. So now I leave it installed in the truck and remove it when/if I need to haul something in the bed. Hope this helps your decision and Happy Hauling :o) 307811



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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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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup


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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2010 Dodge Ram 2500HD


Having previously installed a different set of rails on a 2003 f150 that required drilling into the frame, I found this unit substantially easier to complete. The forward left bracket had to be trimmed to clear an existing ground lug on the frame. Item 10 [square hole spacer] had to be trimmed about 3/16ths in width to fit throught the access hole in the frame, and the entire assembly had to be relocated aft approximately 9/16 of an inch [from the directions given location of, I think it was 26 3/4] for my 2010 dodge 2500 diesel truck [short bed]. 173091



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Took some time to install but overall wasn't horrible. I'd recommend these rails to anyone looking for this mounting style. Didn't have to remove tires or drill any holes besides through the bed of the truck. They are very strong and solid. etrailer.com is a great place to order from. Great customer service and tons of information for all your trailer and towing needs. I'll be ordering more in the near future. Overall a great shopping experience and a quality product! 238346


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Another great item that has worked flawless. Would definitely buy it again!

Arron M - 02/19/2017

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Product arrived ahead of scheduled time, and was in excellent shape. All hardware was in the bag, nothing missing. Called customer service with one small issue and they were great in answering my question. My only complaint to this install kit would be that there is no possible way to use a torque wrench on all of the bolts, just a few. Had to use a box end wrench with a short cheater pipe on the rest. Great kit though, and I would recommend it. 103414



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2011 Dodge Ram 3500


The brackets fit perfectly!! I was actually surprised at how well everything worked out. This is a great kit! I strongly recommend this kit for 2011 Ram 3500's and I am sure it fits other models as well. This is not a "one size fits all" type kit. Definitely worth the money! Shipping was handled excellently as well. I was kept informed on the shipping and the kit arrived just as I was told. Thanks for a great product and excellent service!! 8231



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The worst hitch I have ever installed! All the pieces are nicely built and appear that they will hold up well, but I would rather install a universal hitch any day. While I did not have to drill any holes in the frame, it was still a nightmare to put in. The bolt locations are next to impossible to get to with an end wrench much less a torque wrench. The worst part is the exhaust hits heavy on one of the brackets. No fixing this.... 134891



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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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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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2012 Dodge Ram 3500


Installation on a 2012 Dodge 3500 was difficult for one person.The directions were close but in some spots I had to put the spacers on the top of the bed when the directions showed they went on the bottom. The tube spacers that go in the bed floor cross members were a real pain to get in. Just looking at the installation material these Curt mounts looked heavier built than the Reese ones. 67633



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2009 Dodge Ram 3500


Fast shipping! Upgraded ship for free!! Installation was a bear did have to shift rails to the rear a bit and bored out holes bigger for the spacers to wedge in. Rear rail and brackets installed fine front rail not so much to close to bed cross member gonna buy some bolts instead of carrage bolts.09 dodge ram 3500 short bed extra cab not mega 123625



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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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This is the 2nd order that I have placed with this company. I've been very pleased with the quality of the product and the Great customer service. I Highly recommend etrailer for any of your trailer/towing needs. My next order will be a shock absorber towing system for our 5th wheel. Great job etrailer, keep up the good work. 294316



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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



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Dodge Ram Pickup


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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2008 Dodge Ram 2500


This kit fit perfectly on my 2008 Dodge Ram 2500. All parts were included and the instructions were simple and well written. My son and I installed the rail kit in a little over 2 hours. The most difficult procedure is getting a torque wrench into the tight spots. I would recommend this kit to anyone. 204462



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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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Dodge


Not Happy.....1 U-bolt came bent and not useable...have to wait for a new one to be sent to complete install....also the 1.5 inch by 3 inch washer does not fit through hole in dodge frame...had to drill out hole in order to feed it through.. so much for a no drill kit..... 72579



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2012 Dodge Ram 2500


Selected 3-5 day shipping and received it in 7 days. Instructions were not easy to follow maybe due to my truck being a 2012 dodge 2500. Said easy install only 90 min well I beg to differ after 4 hours it was installed. Maybe if everything is out of the way it takes 90 min. 41812



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Outstanding! Received it the next day after ordering, Was easy to install and follow directions. Maybe including a recommended u tube video for the particular vehicle you are working on would be helpful and especially for first time installers. 302720



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Katie was excellent in helping me order and get installed exactly what I needed and ask for. It was also delivered on time. Great person to deal with. Good with follow ups and returned my calls and emails. Great job Katie D. 157046



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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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Dodge


Bolted right up no drilling to frame only bore the one hole out a little. Was a lot Easier then I though it was going to be. If you have a dodge dually with or without helper springs. this is for you. 170875



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Nice people to do to order from they make it real easy and are very knowledgeable. Have not installed 5th wheel mounting kit yet but looks pretty easy and its nice to have a help line. 236647



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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



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Not sure how they where able to use sockets on everything. I had to use a wrench on half the bolts. May have been a 1/2 ton to 3/4 ton difference. Happy with it just the same. 261573


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still happy with it

Neal W - 06/15/2017

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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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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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Awesome job! They helped me find a out that fit my truck in about 2 minutes and had it at my door in 2 days. Great job done by these people see you next time 135595



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Great product easy installation very easy to read instructions installed this on my 2006 dodge ram 2500 in a couple of hours i am very satisfied with it 226914



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All parts arrived in excellent condition. Very heavy duty. Excellent instructions and the video training is awesome. Great company selling great products. 158644



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fast shipping and installation was very good took alittle longer than time recomended but i measuresd a few extra times for accuracy but woked out great. 73391



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product hooked up to our truck just the right way and now we are in business of fifth wheel trailers thank you and we will look to you in the future. 134564



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2007 ram 3500


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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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


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IT take longer on a dodge .

Dvae H - 02/24/2018

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Great simple to understand highly recomended great price quick shipping they really care u are not just another box out the door 226391



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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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Shipment of the order was fast and I liked the tracking system you all have. My husband had no problems installing it. Thanks 35606



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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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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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pat was a great salesman, very help full. had my hitch and bracket kit in 2 days. super fast, best prices around. 312364



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I got my package so fast I would not of believed it was UPS and shipped if I had not of placed the order my self. 29949


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  • 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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  • For your 2003 Dodge Ram 3500, you can use a Curt installation kit # C16420-204 which is more cost effective than the Husky kit. You can view current pricing by clicking on the link to the product below. The rails in this kit will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky hitches that fit in above the bed rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • On your 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, there are several possible 5th wheel installation kits that you may have used, all have different torque ratings. For the 5th Wheel Installation Kit # RP30035-186. I have included a link to the installation details below. You will need to look at step 11 on page 3 for the torque rating for this kit. If you used Curt 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 (or -104), I have included those instructions as well. You will need to look at step 16 on page 3. If...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16420-204 Fits 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab w/Overload Springs
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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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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Towing a King of the Road 5th Wheel 20000 lbs
  • We have a couple options for you, but they are going to depend on a few factors. If the dry weight of your 37 ft King of the Road Fifth Wheel Trailer is 20,000 lbs, then you will want to verify the gross trailer weight, GTW, of your trailer when fully loaded. Knowing the GTW will allow us to choose a hitch that will support your trailer. The highest weight capacity for a hitch that we offer is 24,000 lbs GTW. If your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 has a 6 ft bed, then I would recommend the Curt...
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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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  • Installation Kit for a 5th Wheel in a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • The install kit you need to complete your installation for your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed is either the Curt part # C16420-104 which has a gloss finish or Curt part # C16420-204 which has a carbide finish. The Curt E5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Roller - Slide Bar Jaw, part # 16516, that you reference is basically designed for a short bed, however, you can use it on your long bed, but, it is very unlikely that you will need to use the sliding feature of the hitch to make 90 degree...
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  • Will Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit, # C16420, Fit a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • Yes, the Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit, # C16420, will fit your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed. I have included a link to the installation details below. I do not recommend modifying the rails to fit the brackets as it could compromise the structural integrity of the steel and cause unwanted performance. If you have an RBW 5th wheel trailer hitch, that has tabs that install in above bed fifth-wheel rails, it will fit in Curt rails. But many times RBW rails will not accept...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch To Tow 32 Foot RV With 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • For your 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed, I would recommend going with a 20K fifth-wheel hitch like the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16536, to tow your 32ft RV. The reason I recommend a 20K is that the 20K hitches have more features. Also, if in the future you decide to tow a larger trailer, you will have the capacity to do so without having to get a new hitch. To install the Curt # C16536, you will need to use Curt Custom Install Kit, part # C16420-204. This custom installation...
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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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  • Installation instructions for the Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500
  • To determine the mounting location for the brackets and rails in the bed of your 2003 Dodge Ram 3500, you will need to measure 28-3/8 inches from the rear edge of the truck bed towards the truck cab. This will be the location of the rear most edge of the rear rail. This measurement will get you started and from there you will need to follow the installation instructions that come with the hitch. For the 2003 Dodge 3500 you can use the CURT Semi-Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit, part...
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 and RBW Hitch
  • If the mounting tab spacing on the RBW hitch matches industry standard rails then you can use any above the bed 5th wheel installation kit that fits your truck. Industry standard rails have slots spaced 10 inches, 20-1/2 inches, and 29 inches apart on center left to right and 22 inches apart on center front to back. I have included a picture showing the various measurements for you. If you determine your RBW hitch will fit standard rails then I recommend custom installation kit # C16420-204....
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  • Rail Placement in 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Short Bed for Pullrite SuperGlide ISR 5th Wheel Hitch
  • We do not carry the Pullrite SuperGlide hitch but the 2900 series will fit in industry standard rails which we do carry. For your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 short bed the placement of the rails is going to depend on the kit used. For a custom installation kit you can use # C16420-204. From the rear edge of the truck bed (not the tailgate) measure forward 26-3/8 inches. This is where the back edge of the rear rail will be. Then you would use the hitch to position the front rail. For a semi-custom...
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  • Below the Bed Rails 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Towing a Toy Hauler
  • For an below the bed puck system I recommend using the Reese # RP30074, in conjunction with the # R30144 5th wheel head. Please note that the under bed puck system is limited to 18,000 pounds and looking at the dry weight and cargo capacity of your 5th wheel this might not be rated high enough for you depending on your needs. One nice benefit to this system is that the 5th wheel relocation wiring is supplied with this kit. If you choose another option but still need a wiring relocation...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit that Doesnt Require Frame Drilling For B&W Patriot and 2007 Ram
  • The only B&W installation kit that does not require frame drilling is # BWGNRK1313-5W which is also a gooseneck hitch and only fits the Companion hitch # BWRVK3500-5W. But if the Patriot 5th wheel hitch you are using is for industry standard rails (ISR), # BWRVK3200, then you can use a different manufacturer installation kit that doesn't require drilling and the hitch will still fit. I recommend Curt installation kit # C16420-204. I have linked a video installation for you.
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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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  • Problems Mounting Curt E16 5th-Wheel Hitch to Rails on 2010 Dodge Ram 3500
  • It's difficult to say what could be causing the problem you are having installing your Curt E5 Fifth Wheel Hitch # C16115 without knowing the manufacturer of the existing rails on the 2010 Dodge Ram Pickup. The Curt E5 is compatible with above-bed base rails by B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley but it's possible the particular rails on your truck are simply not compatible. The front and rear rail should be 22 inches apart when measured from the center of...
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