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Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate ease hookup. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel hitch part number C16530-16020 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16530-16020

  • Curt
  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
  • 5000 lbs TW
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall

Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate ease hookup. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when removed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 21" from top of the pickup bed to the top of the hitch skid plate
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Note: Because of the size of this item, it ships via truck freight and only to the contiguous United States.


Secure, 2-Piece Jaw

Q20 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, 2-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.


3-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).


Q20 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.


Non-Binding 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.


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.



16530 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16020 Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Round Tube Slider for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package - 12" Travel

Installation Details C16530-16020 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16530-16020

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (318 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate ease hookup. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform.

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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

After watching a YouTube video, assembly wasn't a problem. Hitch seems ok, haven't used it enough yet. The one problem I Have at this time is the Curt decal on the hitch head was installed crooked . It looks like a kid put it on. If I can't get another one I'll tear that one off and repaint if needed 634939



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Arrived as expected. Shipped and received in a timely manner 827481



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2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I have not pulled with it yet, but seems to be pretty well built. My only complaint is the difficulty in assembly. Mounting the turret to the slider is definitely a two man job at the minimum. 822164



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Chevrolet Avalanche

Bought this Curt Q20, dropped right in place in our F350 with the preinstalled puck system, tow our Avalanche 320RS, easy hook up and easy discount. Love this setup. A great hitch with a great price from Etrailer 816170



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Easy to install. Look forward to trying it 811194



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I have not unboxed the hitch yet, but with a quick look because of a little damage to the corners of the boxes, everything seems good. I plan on using the sliding hitch in a 2019 F-350 short bed. Hopefully after all the reviews and information put out by etrailer the usage should be great. The experience with etrailer has been remarkable. 783482



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Great fit, easy install, all hardware included. Tows very well, Makes backing simple without the worry of hitting the truck cab in a very tight parking situation. 773942



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Been using it for a year now with no pr oblems! 771654



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Very helpful on the phone call. Answered all my questions. 748942



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I purchased this unit a year ago and could not be happier. It performs beautifully and is solidly made. Assembly and installation was a snap for me. I take out during periods of extended non-use and the process is simple both removing and re-installing. I would recommend highly. 593574



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Great hitch. Very easy to hook up. 528595



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Pros: I've been using this hitch for about a year to tow my 5th wheel, and I've probably hooked up to it about 20 times. It's a really great hitch, easy to work, and I really like the color coded features (red, yellow, and green) that show when the hitch is connected or not and ready to tow. I haven't used the slider so I can't comment on that other than it appears to be easy enough to use. I LOVE the puck system to install it in the bed of the truck. As far as etrailer, they are great! They asked some questions to help me determine my needs, and then they provided a number of possible hitches. They were great about answering any questions I had. I've purchased several things from them in the past, and I HIGHLY recommend etrailer!!! Cons: There were a few places in the installation documentation that could have been easier to decipher. There were several videos online showing how the product works, but I couldn't find anything showing how to put it together. This would have been extremely helpful. Also, CURT claims this is a two man lift and can be easily removed from the truck. NOT TRUE! This thing is HEAVY, but it's supposed to be. Unless you have a piece of equipment to help lift it you should plan on leaving it installed. 482315


Comments
I apologize for the delayed response. I think Ive had the hitch for about two years now, and I use it to tow a fifth wheel RV quite a lot throughout the year with my Ford F-250. Its been a great hitch and is really easy to use. Probably the best part about it is that it uses the in-bed puck system. I have no regrets on this purchase.
Chad - 03/13/2019

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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The hitch has work great and is very well constructed. It has allowed me to get in and out of tight places with a lot more ease. 363539



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it is very hard to un hook I would not buy another one if I could send I back it would b there tomar total crap when come to un hooking 332788



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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Really good quality and works just like it’s supposed to. 697734


Comments
Works great! A friend just bought one and loves it as well.
Randy W - 09/05/2020

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- C16636
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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


When we received the hitch it was missing a few pieces so we called customer service at etrailer and they were so nice and took care of the issue immediately, highly recommended the hitch and etrailer!! 611451



- C16130
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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Arrived on time with everything as promised. I have purchased multiple times from etrailer with outstanding results every time This 5th wheel hitch was just 4 bolts to put together. Easy - peasy 723265



- C16530-16025
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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Very happy with this hitch. Very easy to install and rcemove when necessary. Would definitely recommend to other customers. 466838



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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


A very strong yet lightweight product. Easily comes out of the bed of my truck with two people. Feels very secure when pulling our 5th wheel. 524934



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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


had to adjust the rails a little but nice fix 753778



- C16530-16025
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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


So happy we found etrailer.com and this hitch. Greg was very accommodating and answered all of our questions. Shipping was quick and item arrived on time. Will definitely order from etrailer.com again. 707205



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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


I had a 16K Husky 5th wheel hitch for 12 years. It came with the RV purchase. We upgraded to a larger 5th wheel in 2015. I pulled it with the K16 but due to wear on the hitch I didn't feel comfortable. I searched the internet and came upon etrailer.com. I began researching different hitches. I settled on Curt due to it's reviews. I placed an order with etrailer and the next day I got an email with all of the shipping and tracking information. I had the hitch in 5 days. I was very disappointed when it was delivered. The shipping box was very light duty and had been reinforced with pieces of cardboard damaged. There was also a lot of heavy duty staples holding it together. I took photos upon delivery. After I opened the box I found the hitch was damaged. I immediately sent an email with photos of the box as received and the damage to the hitch. I called customer service and talked to Gina and Janice and went over the details. I was given instructions for returning the hitch and was emailed necessary papers to ship it back at no charge. I dropped it off at UPS the same day and received notification in 3 days that it was received. I was also advised a new hitch would be sent out and I received it in 3 days. At first I was very upset but after. That quickly changed after talking to the staff and receiving the new hitch within 5 days. These type things sometimes happen. I give the staff at etrailer.com an applause for their quick handling of this issue. I have since made another purchase. Give them a try. 275867



- C16536
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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


The Curt Q20 with R20 slider hitch arrived just as promised in 3 days after placing the order. The Q20 head box was totally destroyed. The manufacture packaging was not made to ship individually using small package carrier such as UPS. Upon inspection I discovered that the bolts and washers were missing. I contacted Bill at E-trailer and told him. He explained that the replacements would have to come from the manufacturer and would take several days. I told him that I already scheduled an install and really needed those bolts and washers. He was able to round some up for me and shipped them out next day and they arrived on Monday just as promised. I also spoke with Bill about not being able to remove the head unit for the hitch. It needed to be removed to be able to install it on the slider. It seemed to be stuck and I could not budge it. I assumed that it may have been damaged in shipping, especially after receiving it in a demolished box. He explained to me that since it was new its tolerances were tight and I might try taking a pry bar to it. Well that did not make me feel real good. He was totally correct. Just a little more effort with a pry bar moved it just enough for the bushing to squeak loose and the head came right out. I am disappointed in the jaws on this unit. They look like they were forged by a 3rd grader. Not smooth and somewhat pitted. They are not machined jaws for sure. Had it all installed using the new Reese rail brackets for the 2017 F250. Everything went smooth. An added plus is the quiet ride when not connect to trailer. Can’t even notice the hitch is back there. My other hitch rattled and clanked all the time and was so annoying. I just hooked my 38ft 5th wheel for the first time. It was smoother and easier than any other hitch I have ever used. I bought the sider unit which is recommended by all for the short bed. However I cannot use the slider as the king pin box slides too close to the tall tail gate. The new 2017 F250 is taller and the bed is deeper so I needed a hitch that would go up to 19 ½ inches. I will update after a my first run with trailer later this month. Everyone at E-trailer was outstanding. 5 Star. I will keep using them in the future. 303415



- C16530-16017
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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Extremely happy with the new hitch, very easy to assemble (4 bolts, local dealer wanted $300 to assemble), even easier to attach to my factory hitch mounts (Ford). Get someone to help you lift it into your truck. 480689


Comments
This is simply the best 5th wheel hitch I have ever used!
Charlie - 03/05/2019

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Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch


Product arrived in good shape. The instructions were easy to understand and it took less time to install than I thought. 463016


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