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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram - Carbide Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram - Carbide Finish

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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. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT fifth wheel installation kit part number C16430-204 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram - Carbide Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16430-204

  • Above the Bed
  • Custom
  • CURT

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
    • Minimizes drilling
    • Installation time is cut in half, compared with universal bracket systems
  • Complete kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have carbide finish to match your hitch
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches


16430 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit

C16204 5th Wheel Rails - Curt Carbide Black

Installation Details C16430-204 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Review of Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16430-204

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Custom fifth wheel installation kit with the carbide finish for the Ram trucks. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2013 Ram 2,500 trucks and the 2013 to 2019 Ram 3,500 trucks without the fifth wheel prep package.Now on a custom fit part like this, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year and model of your vehicle, and it'll show if this'll work for your application. Now, these custom brackets right here in the middle, these are what will mount beneath your truck bed. And they provide the attachment points for these fifth wheel rails right here. These base rails are what'll sit in your truck bed and they allow the installation of the fifth wheel trailer hitch to your truck.

The custom fit brackets, they're designed to mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame, helps minimize drilling. And the installation time is cut in half compared with the universal bracket system.This is a complete kit. It includes the custom fit brackets, the two base rails, all the hardware you need to install it. Now the rails themselves are visible in the truck bed. They do have a nice carbide finish to them to match your hitch.

And these are compatible with the fifth wheel hitches by Curt draw-tite hidden hitch Reese and Husky.But that should do it for the review on the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit with the carbide finish for the Ram trucks.

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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram - Carbide Finish - C16430-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (9 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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I bought a 2019 Ram truck and contacted Reese needing a tiedown kit for the 20,000 pound hitch I already owned as the tiedowns from my old Dodge truck was different. They told me I would have to buy a new hitch (around $2,000) as there was not a tiedown kit for the new style frame on my Ram truck.
I shopped around and got the same answer, finally talking to a etrailer associate, as I had found online a 20,000 lb Curt hitch for$850.00, I was ready to order but carried on the conversation informing him of my situation with the Reese hitch, he said let me check on something first. He came back with good news he could sell me a kit that would fit the rails he had and they would fit the Reese hitch I had. $xx.xx I was a little skeptical but he assured me the kit would work. It was a easy installation with the parts they furnished.
Upon installing the kit I found the rails from my Reese hitch would work with the kit, I contracted etrailer and they said they would issue a refund for the rails when I returned them, the refund was issued in a very short time.
etrailer is the first place I talk about when visiting with other trailer owners about parts needed. We owned 3 campgrounds in Minnesota I wish I had know about had known about etrailer at that time.


Comments
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Robert - 03/13/2022


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2015 Ram 3500

Always great service at etrailer, thank you.
I have a problem with my stars to rate, I think my phone bugs.
I put you 10/10




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Very good hitch, I'm pleased with durability and ease of use. I didn't give it 5 stars because of the base locking pins that are slightly smaller than the holes they fit in and make the trailer "clunk" when taking off or stopping.




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Work's good. Not as easy to install on my truck as they make it sound, but once installed happy.




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Pkg arrived earily-great.
Installed
and ready for moving fifthwheel.
Thankyou for selecting the right hitch.




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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2014 Ram 3500 Crew Cab and Husky 16K Slider Hitch
    Husky does not currently have a 5th wheel installation kit for the 2014 Ram 3500. But you can use Curt installation kit # C16430-204. The Husky slider hitch will fit in the Curt rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. There is no drilling required to install the below the bed frame brackets but with any installation kit you will have to drill through the bed to attach the rails to the brackets.
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  • Weight Rating of Curt Base Rail Installation Kit # C16430-204
    Fifth-wheel base rails and their corresponding mounting brackets like the Curt Installation Kit # C16430-204 for your 2019 Ram 3500 don't actually have a listed weight capacity, as they are made to match the capacity of any 5th wheel hitch that would be mounted. This just means the limiting factor on your setup is going to be the 30K gooseneck adapter you plan on using, or the capacity of the truck itself if it is less than this. The rails can absolutely be used with your 30K gooseneck...
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  • Parts Needed To Install Curt 5th Wheel Hitch On a 2015 Ram 3500
    In order to install a Curt fifth wheel hitch on a 2015 Ram 3500 you'll need the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram part # C16430-204. I don't recommend using any sort of universal kits as they require drilling into the frame. The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram only required drilling into the bed, the frame holes are pre-drilled.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Short Box
    We have several 5th Wheel hitches that are a confirmed fit for your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500, 6 Foot Bed without Factory Rail Kit. I have included a link to all the 5th Wheel hitches that are a confirmed fit for your vehicle. I recommend the Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, which you reference, with R16 Roller with custom bracket kit, # C16430-204. This 5th wheel works well with short bed trucks by proving the clearance you will need on tight corners. The brackets mount beneath your truck...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a Husky Hitch and 2013 Dodge Ram
    Yes, you can use the same 5th wheel hitch but you will need a different installation kit for the new truck. For your new 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed you can use Curt installation kit # C16430-204. This installation kit will accept the Husky 5th wheel trailer hitch as long as it fits in above the bed rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you do not have a Husky hitch (you mentioned hushly but I was not sure if that was Husky or Hensley) then you will...
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  • Curt Slider Hitch and Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 3500 Short Bed
    The Curt Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16536, is compatible with a TrailAir pin box as well as other air ride pin boxes. The rail kit part # C16430-204 that you also referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 3500 so I would recommend that for you as well. To pick out the correct Trailair pin box you will need to first determine what pin box you have on your trailer and match it to the Trailair confirmed as a fit for it.
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  • Are Carriage Bolts used In Center Of Rails For Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
    I have attached a drawing from the installation instructions for the rail kit part # C16430-204 you can check out. As you can see in the attached drawing I noted the carriage bolts and where they are located on the rails when installing. Please note the front rail uses 2 longer carriage bolts and the 8 shorter bolts are used in the other rail mounting locations.
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  • Will the Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch # C16130 Fit a 2017 Ram 3500
    The Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch # C16130 will fit a 2017 Ram 3500 truck, but the under the bed mounting kit between the 2015 ram 2500Hd and the 2017 Ram 3500 are different. For the under the bed rail kit on the 2017 Ram 3500, Curt # C16430-204 is the confirmed fit. These rails will mount to frame brackets that will allow the hitch to mount in the bed of the truck. On Ram trucks with air suspensions some 5th wheel hitch installation will interfere with the air system. However, the Curt bed...
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  • What Rails for a 2013 Ram 2500 Does the Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch Fit
    I attached a picture to this page that shows the rail dimensions the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16140 is designed to fit. It basically is designed to fit the standard rails that are found in most trucks that tow fifth wheel trailers. For a set for your 2013 Ram 2500 long bed you would want the part # C16430-204 which is a custom fit rail kit for your truck that will minimize drilling and install time. We recommend always following the install and maintenance instructions for...
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  • Compatibility of the Curt Q24 Hitch on a 2013 Dodge RAM 3500 Dually Megacab
    Yes, the Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16245 that you referenced will work in your 2013 Ram 3500. You will first need a rail kit though. For that you would want the Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit part # C16430-204. I confirmed the compatibility of these products on your vehicle with Curt as well.
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 without OEM Prep Package
    It sounds like you might be bit overwhelmed with the amount of options available for your 2018 Ram 3500, which I can certainly understand! For your particular setup I highly recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16546 along with the Custom Rail Kit # C16430-204. This is an excellent hitch that features a 2-jaw locking system for 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact. What this actually does is not only provide an extremely secure connection with the trailer, but it also helps...
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  • What is Best Sliding 20k Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ram 3500 Short Bed
    The best 20k sliding fifth wheel hitch we have for your 2018 Dodge Ram without the factory rail kit is the Curt A20 hitch part # C16541. It has a really great jaw design that will hold the king pin of your trailer tightly which translates into a smoother ride quality and the slider is a round tube slider which will operate much smoother than a square tube slider. The rail kit you'd then want is the Curt # C16430-204 which isn't overly difficult to install at all. There won't be any frame...
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  • Custom-Fit 5th Wheel Rail Kit for 2016 Ram 3500 Long Bed with Factory Air Suspension
    The best 5th wheel rail kit option for your 2016 Ram 3500 long bed with factory air suspension is the Curt custom kit # C16430-204. This kit requires no drilling into the frame and so will take less time to install, about 4 hours. An install video is linked for you. For a wiring harness you can use # C56000 from Curt, which plugs right in at your existing bumper-mounted 7-way.
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  • Could Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used in Bed of 2013 Ram 2500
    You could use the Curt E16 fifth wheel hitch part # C16115 in the bed of your 2013 Ram 2500. You'd just need to have a rail kit installed as well with it. For that we have the Curt fifth wheel rail install kit part # C16430-204 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. This is a custom install kit which means that it will install easier and require much less drilling than a universal kit.
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  • Will The Curt Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit Fit A 2021 Ram 3500
    For A 2021 Ram 3500 you can use the Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Gloss Finish # C16100 but they will require drilling into your frame so I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram # C16430-204 instead which is a custom fit and will drastically reduce your installation time.
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  • Compatible Base Rail Kit For A 2018 Ram 3500 Dually
    The Curt Universal Fifth Wheel Base Rails with Installation Kit - Gloss Finish # C16100 is a universal base rail kit that could be installed in your 2018 Ram 3500 Dually but requires a lot of drilling into the frame to install so I recommend going with a custom fit base rail kit like the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ram # C16430-204 instead. This kit has custom fit brackets that require no drilling and make installation simple and quick.
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  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit For 2015 Dodge Ram 3500 With Short Bed And No Factory Prep Package
    In my research I found 1 Pullrite 15K fifth wheel hitch. From the description I found that it said it would fit several other manufacturer rail kits, but the fifth wheel installation kit we offer for your truck is not on the list. For your 2015 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed, we offer the Curt Installation kit, part # C16430-204. You would need to contact your hitch manufacturer and see if this kit with the industry-standard rails would work with your hitch. The price for the items we offer...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit w/Industry Standard Rails for a 2015 Ram 3500
    If the SuperGlide hitch you have is the model that fits in below the bed mounts then PullRite, the manufacturer, currently does not have an option for the 2015 Ram 3500. But if it is an ISR model (ISR stands for industry standard rails) then you can use installation kit # C16430-204 which does come with industry standard rails. This kit will fit the 6 and 8 foot beds but there is nothing for models that have the 5-1/2 foot bed.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2016 Ram 3500 Tradesman
    For your 2016 Ram 3500 I recommend a custom installation kit, # C16430-204, because there is no frame drilling required to install the frame brackets and it will install in less time compared to universal or semi-custom kits. The rails in this kit will accept your Reese 15K hitch. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation. For the install kit listed above you will measure from the rear edge of the bed, not the tailgate, forward 26-1/2 inches for a short bed or 28-1/8...
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  • Underbed 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2013 Ram 3500 Short Bed
    Reese does not have an underbed 5th wheel installation kit for the 2013 Ram 3500 short bed but B&W does. You can use # BWGNRK1314-5W. The only hitch that will fit this kit is the Companion hitch # BWRVK3400-5W. I have linked some videos for you as well.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Install Kit for a 2014 Ram 3500
    The 5th wheel installation kits for the 2012 Ram 2500 will not fit the 2014 Ram 3500. But we do have some kits that you can use on your 2014. I recommend Curt custom installation kit # C16430-204. This kit will fit your truck and will accept hitches that fit in industry standard above the bed rails. I have linked a video showing installation of this kit for you.
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  • Will Reese Universal 5th Wheel trailer Hitch Installation Kit Fit a 2013 Dodge Ram 2500
    The Reese Universal installation kit # RP30035 is listed as a fit for the 2013 Ram 2500 as long as it does NOT have the overload springs. If your truck does have the overload springs then you will need to use a different installation kit such as # C16430-204. I have linked installation instructions for you.
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  • 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Without Factory 5th Wheel Rail Kit
    Thank you for providing the photos of your 2014 Ram 3500 dually. I am not sure what brackets you have tried previously, but perhaps they were part of a universal 5th wheel install kit that requires drilling into the vehicle frame. We do offer a custom bracket 5th wheel installation kit for the 2014 Ram 3500 SLT without the factory rail system. Kit # C16430-204 from Curt includes custom frame brackets that install to existing holes in the truck frame using included hardware and without...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Rail Recommendation and Installation Location for a 2014 Ram 2500
    I am assuming you do not have the underbed rail kit in your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Megacab since you are looking for advice on where to mount the fifth wheel rails. If your truck is either a short or long bed you will want the Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16426-204. In either bed length the king pin will be centered above the rear axle. The distance between the edge of the bed to the rear rail will need to be 28-1/8 inches if you have an 8 foot bed and 26-1/2 inches if you have...
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