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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish

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Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits 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 C16448-104 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16448-104

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Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.


  • 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
    • Designed for your 2005-2010 Ford Super Duty truck
    • Minimizes drilling
    • Installation time is cut in half, compared with universal bracket systems
  • Complete kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have gloss finish to match your hitch
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches

16448 & 16104 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Gloss Finish

Installation Details C16448-104 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Review of Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16448-104

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit for the Ford trucks. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2005 to 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks. Also, the 2008 to 2010 Ford F-450 trucks, and it does fit both long and sharp bed models on those trucks. And 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 vehicle, and it'll show you if this'll work for your application.Now these custom brackets right here, these will mount beneath your truck bed and they provide these attachment points for the fifth wheel base rails. These are custom fit brackets.

They are designed to mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame. This will help minimize the amount of drilling that's required, and of course, your installation time will be cut in half compared with the universal bracket systems.The base rails, which are these two right here, these are what will sit in the truck bed. They attach to these custom fit brackets and these base rails allow the installation of the fifth wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. These rails are visible in your truck bed. These do have a gloss finish to them so they do match your Curt fifth wheel hitch finish.

This is a complete kit that includes the custom mounting brackets, both base rails, all your installation hardware, and a nice set of detailed instructions on how to install everything. And this kit is compatible with the Curt, the Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, REESE, and Husky fifth wheel hitches.But that should do it for the review on the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit for the Ford trucks..

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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish - C16448-104

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires less drilling than universal kits and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.


Bought for my G20 Curt 5thwheel. Fit and works like it should!


The lady who took my order was so kind and made sure that my hitch fit the rails that I ordered. She also spoke so clearly. Such a joy to talk to her. When I or my family and friends need trailer/ camper stuff I will definitely recommend this company


These rails were easy to install. Installed by myself in less then 2 hrs. The fish wire for pulling bolt through worked flawlessly. Only complaint I had was the front mounting hole for frame brackets had no hole in my frame. Had to drill a completely new hole. No big deal other then it was suppose to be a custom bracket.


Service and delivery was as promised UPS delivery guy brought it to my door very good service thank you


I just want to say thank You to George and staff at the ordering was painless. The shipping was fast and It took approximately 2 1/2 hrs. to install the plates and cross bars. The fit and finish is perfect. I probably watched the install video three times before I actually did the install. I did not remove my wheels. Thank You again. You guy's are second to none.
Thank You

Fantastic. I recommend you guys all the time and since my own install a year ago, I have installed probably 8 or 9 more of these for customers. I have started my own RV repair business and you are the prime source for RV parts that I use and also the one I instruct my customers to use........You are STILL second to none in my book.
Paul - 09/15/2019


Super easy, 2 hours to install ,super nice products!


Used this kit to install a Valley 7054 16K 5th wheel in my 2005 F-250. As noted, the instructions are not the best but the diagram is easy to read, and all that I needed. IMO the manufacturer makes it more complicated than necessary; I removed the rear tires for access and installed the brackets to the frame first and then drilled the 1/8" pilot holes up through the bed floor. The brackets only fit one way on the frame and this located the rails perfectly. I didn't lower and remove the spare tire, but your mileage may vary. It's a solid kit, had all the hardware and the fit was good. I'd buy it again.


Description said fits all Curt hitches. Well it doesn't fit a Curt e5 16k hitch. Very disappointed! Slots on the rail the hitch is supposed to fit in are a little to far apart.


2nd time we bought from etrailer and both times the product was what I ordered and came on the day that they promised. Easy installation and helpful staff and videos. Thanks etrailer.


The product did not fit our hitch very disappointe I double checked that it would go with the hitch we had already purchased..After we made the cuts in our truck bed only to find out the slots are way to small for the chambers to fit into... Very frustrated watching my husband try to get this together. SO much for us going camping this weekend.....
Ann E.


This was the quickest and easiest online purchase I have ever made! helped me get exactly what I needed, and just in time to put it to work. Thank you to all those who work hard daily to help out customers like me. I didn't buy a lot, but they still valued me like their best customer. I will be ordering again soon.


Best price - very fast delivery. Curt rails for gooseneck spider. Will definitely order from again.


As advertised, arrived fairly quickly, and easy to install, I will do business with again.


This was a quick and simple install. Works well with most hitches.


Very satisfied. Kit bolts up easily. Directions easy to follow. Very sturdy! Can't wait to put it to the test!


Thank you for the very professional prompt service!


Parts were exactly what they said and arrived when they said


Great Price and Quality!!!




See what our Experts say about this CURT Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Curt 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit for 2005 Ford F-350 Long Bed Dually
    For your 2005 Ford F-350 dually, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish # C16448-204 or gloss black finish # C16448-104 are confirmed to fit. The long bed and the dual rear wheels do not change the fit on your truck frame.
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  • Curt Custom 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2007 Ford F-250 Short Bed
    Any time there is an option for a custom fit installation kit, like # C16448-104, I recommend going with it. The reason is that the custom kits are easier and quicker to install because you do not have to do nearly as much drilling. I have included some links to the installation details for the custom installation kit for you.
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  • Difference Between Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kits for a 2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty
    There are actually 2 possible Curt 5th wheel installation kits that will fit your 2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty. The only difference between them is the finish. The Carbide finish on the installation kit you have reference, # C16448-204, is more of a matte (not shiny) finish. The other option is the Glossy finish, # C16448-104. As the name suggests it is shiny. Both of these kits are compatible with the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, # C16245. This hitch has the more matte finish so if...
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  • Hitch Compatibility of 5th Wheel Bracket and Bed Rail Mounting Kit for 2006 Ford F250
    The Reese 5th wheel hitch you mentioned is compatible with industry standard rails manufactured by Curt, Draw-Tite, Husky, Valley, B&W and Demco, among others. The Curt # C16448-104 fifth wheel install bracket/rail kit you've looked at is indeed a fit for your 2006 Ford F250, it'll work great for you. If you don't already have a 7-way connector installed in the truck bed, you could do so using part # C56000. I've linked you to install videos for the bracket kit and the wiring kit...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit For A 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Your 2006 Ford F-250 requires Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit Item # C16448-104. Item # C16424-104 is designed to fit the 2011-2016 Ford F-250. I would also recommend adding in bed wiring like the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector Item # C56070. This wiring harness will allow you to plug you 7-pole plug from your trailer into a 7 pin connector in the bed of the truck rather than at the bumper. The cable stays contained inside the bed and doesn't...
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  • Compatibility of Valley 5th Wheel Hitch with Curt # C16448-104 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit
    The Curt 5th Wheel Install kit you referred to, part # C16448-104 is compatible with a 2005 Ford F250 Long Bed. The Curt Install Kit uses industry standard bed rails, which are compatible with Reese, Curt, Husky and Valley fifth wheel hitches, among others. The rails provided by the install kit would indeed be compatible with your Valley 16K hitch, as long as the hitch uses the above-bed rails. To see the installation instructions, click the provided link. If your truck doesn't already...
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  • Recommended Curt Fifth Wheel Custom Base Rail Kit for 2018 Ford Super Duty Trucks
    For your 2018 Ford F-250, the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish # C16428-204 is the correct fit for 2017-2019 Ford Super Duty models. It will require no drilling into your truck frame as the brackets utilize holes already present. This kit will give you industry standard base rails compatible with most 5th wheel hitches. If you need a recommendation I'd be happy to help. I have linked the pages to your options for the long bed or short bed of your 2018...
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  • Above Bed Rail Kit Compatible with PullRite 5th Wheel Hitch
    I have a solution for you, but the Curt Custom Installation Kit # C16448-104 is designed to fit 2005-2010 Ford trucks and will not fit on your 2017 Ford F-350. To put a set of industry standard base rails on your 2017 Ford F-350 you will want to use the Curt # C16428-204 which is a custom installation kit, so it will limit the drilling required during installation. This above bed rail kit will fit any 5th wheel hitch that also fits in the industry standard 5th wheel rails; you will want...
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  • Industry Standard Fifth Wheel Rails and Custom Brackets For 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    I do have an option for you but the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Glossy Finish part # C16448-104 is designed to fit 2005-2010 Ford Super Duty trucks so it is not a fit for your 2012. For fifth wheel rails and custom brackets that do not require drilling into the frame on your 2012 Ford F-250 you need part # C16424-204. These rails and custom brackets do not require you to drill into the frame but does require drilling into the bed to install the actual rails. They...
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Install Kit for a 2013 Ford F-350 Long Bed
    We do have a Curt 5th wheel installation kit that will fit your 2013 Ford F-350 long bed but # C16448-104 is designed for older models and will not fit your truck. You will need Curt custom install kit # C16424-204 for carbide finish or # C16424-104 for glossy. Keep in mind that glossy doesn't stay glossy for long! I have linked a video showing an example installation of these kits. For a 5th wheel hitch you can't go wrong with the Curt Q25 # C16265. It's rated for 25,000 pounds gross...
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  • Which Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Fits 2000 Ford F-350 Long Bed
    The correct Curt fifth wheel rail kit for your 2000 Ford F-350 long bed is actually the Curt part # C16443-204 as the kit you mentioned does not fit your truck. For a hitch the Curt A20 part # C16140 would be a great option. It's Curt's nicest 20k hitch available and would work well.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Rail Location Diagram for 2016 Ford F-250 8 Foot Bed
    The proper location to install the front rail on the Curt 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16424-204, for your 2016 Ford F-250 is 54-3/16 inches from the rear edge of truck box (to the rear edge of the front rail). This applies to both short and long bed trucks. On the other hand, the front rail on the Curt 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16448-104, for the 2013 Ford F-150 installs 50.938 inches, again measured from the rear edge of the truck box to the rear edge of the front rail, regardless...
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  • Base Rail Kit for the Curt A20 on a 1999 Ford F-250 with Short Bed
    The base rail kit I recommend for use with the Curt A20 on your 1999 Ford F-250 is the Curt Custom Base Rail Kit # C16443-204. This uses custom brackets that eliminate drilling into your vehicle frame but I don't recommend using same brackets from your RBW setup for these base rails because brackets and base rails need to be from the same manufacturer to ensure you have the correct weight capacity. Please note that since you have a short bed for your Super Duty it would be best to have...
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  • Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty and 15K RBW Lil Rocker
    Curt does make a custom installation kit for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, but the kit # C16448-104 will not work, as it's designed for the older generation Super Duty Ford trucks. The kit you need is the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit # C16428-204 (carbide finish), or # C16428-104 (gloss finish). While your RBW Lil Rocker 5th wheel hitch is compatible with any brand of industry-standard 5th wheel rails, like the Curt, it's important to point out that this is a fixed hitch....
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  • Recommended Fifth Wheel Brackets and Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually
    There are custom fifth wheel installation kits that fit your 2004 Ford F-350 dually but the Installation Kit # C16448-104 you referenced does NOT fit; this kit is only for 2005-2011 Ford Super Duty trucks. Instead I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F250 and F350 # C16443-204, which does fit your F-350, because the custom fit will lessen the amount of drilling and time it takes to install the brackets compared to universal installation kits. If you are looking...
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  • Correct Curt 5th Wheel Bed Rails for a 2017 Ford F-250
    The correct Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for your 2017 Ford F-250 is part # C16428-204, not part # C16448-104 which is for 2005-2010 models. If you don't already have a 5th wheel hitch, the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16120 or part # C16521 is one of my personal favorites. The Curt A-16 has an interlocking dual jaw system which forms a tight grip on the kingpin that makes for a smooth ride and it has a one-pin head removal system that makes it manageable for one person...
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