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Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Product Expert Kathleen M

Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a third brake light camera to see the color-coded latch indicators so you don't have to get in and out of your truck when hooking up
  • Tow often or for long treks over rough roads where you need something that will absorb road shock

No, if you:

  • Have a trailer with a rotating pin box, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, or 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • Carry cargo in your truck bed often and need a hitch that's easy to move
  • Would rather have an American-made hitch
Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT fifth wheel hitch part number C16536 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Above Bed Rails
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 5000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 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
  • Non-binding slider provides clearance required for short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
    • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
    • Designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'
      • Not recommended for use on truck beds shorter than 6'
  • 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
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Simple installation with base rails and installation kit (sold separately)
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed base rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 17-1/2" - 21-1/2"
  • 10-Year limited warranty

Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q20 Two-Piece Jaw

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

Three-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.

R20 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.

Non-Binding Design

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.

16536 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch with R20 Roller

16530 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16550 Curt R20 Fifth-Wheel Roller - 20,000 lbs

Item # C16536

Installation Details C16536 Installation instructions

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Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16536

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (484 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


The hitch was easy to install and has performed well. It fits under my tonneau cover too. Glad I got the slider because with my standard bed truck and some really tight campsites I’ve had to use it several times. Only drawback is that even with taking it down to pieces it still takes two people to get the base in and out of the truck


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


Heavy duty!... pretty easy setup. Not the best instructions, but anyone with half decent mechanical ability can figure it out. You have to take the head off to torque the slider rails.

One year later… still going strong. Been up and down the east coast, from bar harbor, maine to key west, Florida… solid hitch here
Kevin - 09/03/2021


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

When it comes to finding the right fifth wheel hitch for you, you will need to make sure that there will be enough room for the fifth wheel to fit between your truck bed and the king pin. The fifth-wheel hitchs height setting is taken by measuring from the ground to the king pin, then from the ground to your truck bed. Then subtract the second measurement from the first for the proper height setting. I have attached a link for your reference.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 08/04/2022


Because of personal medical issues, I had the hitch installed professionally. I pull a 38' fifth wheel behind a Duramax powered Chevy. The hitch has served it's purpose well and looking forward to using it for many more years!! I purchased the slider version, but have found that I would NOT have had to purchase a slider because of the design of the front of my fifth wheel, as seen in the pic's. I am able to do 90 degree turns without any problems (without moving the hitch rearward).


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.


Received product from ETrailer in a very timely manner. All went well with no hitch, play on words, that is what I purchased. Sandy was helpful beyond belief and answered all my questions. Some speak of the damaged boxes when these Curt Hitches arrive. Mine too were damaged but the product was unscathed. Shipping the 100 lbs products I didn't expect the boxes to last. ETrailer did a great job stuffing the shipping boxes all was well. I would recommend ETrailer just on how professional the employees are. I will being purchasing other items again. Thanks again Sandy!


Excellent. Slide it forward or back (short bed truck needs) this prevents hitting cab on tight turns


I purchased the Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch with R20 slider. Quality and Workmanship are excellent.
Etrailer folks best price around, and fast free shipping.

Gil B


Love the new hitch. Nice and tight, quiet, no more clunking when starting and stopping. Great price and fast shipping.

Works great! Bought a new 17 Sierra 3500 with factory predrilled holes in the bed. Purchased the Curt removable rails and everything works great. Good product!
Tim K - 07/15/2017


Looks good as advertised. All the parts were there and arrived in a few days. Installation took 4 hours in the driveway. Luckily I had a helper with small hands. It was the second hitch I got from etrailer. On the road we go. Very good retailer.


I coupled this Curt Q20 sliding hitch with the Curt "Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package Item #C16022", it fits and works perfectly.

etrailer's pricing was a welcome significant-amount less expensive than other online vendors' sites I researched for the exact same item.

The entire assembly, hitch and adapter, is heavy as expected, around 200+lbs. I installed a light-duty (220lb single line/440lb double line) overhead electric hoist in the garage with a kingpin attachment for lifting this out when an empty bed is needed for hauling something other than the RV.

The hitch works exceptionally well, provides the needed extra behind-cab clearance needed for the short-bed extended-cab Ram 2500 when set in "Maneuver Mode", tows over the rode exceptionally as if a regular hitch in "Towing Mode".

Be sure to be on flat ground when attempting to change the slider's mode, it will not allow movement of the slider if more than a few degrees of incline is present, probably a great safety feature. I found that my Ram 2500 was easily able to handle the non-optimal loading in "Maneuver Mode" when being driven at low speed a short distance (few hundred feet) for final parking maneuvers, from a flat area to shift the hitch to camping and parking areas.


The slide portion of this hitch works very well with very little effort from truck. I have hooked and unhooked several times at our permanent campground lot and have not had any problem with the jaws locking or releasing . We have not taken the 5th wheel camper down the road for any distance, so I cannot comment on hitch rattle or ride.
The only issue I have had and it is negligible. It was hard for me to insert and remove the rail pins to remove the hitch from the truck because the rear pins are under the hitch frame.( and yes I mounted the rails perfectly square). If you're not going to remove the hitch often than its a non issue. The rubber dampeners just make the pins tight. I would recommend this hitch for sure just can't give it an excellent if we haven't taken it down the road for a distance.

We have taken our Fifth wheel to Arizona and back and the hitch performed perfectly. I make sure to keep the hitch lubricated properly. It is definitely quieter and less jerky. I would give the hitch a 5 star as I have not had a problem with this hitch.
Scott M - 05/22/2018


Thank-you etrailer for the fast free shipping! Ordered on Sunday evening and received hitch, mounting kit, and wiring package on Friday!!!! 5 boxes in delivery and all were received at the same time, great job. already tow 5th wheel with this hitch and it is great. Better than my old reese. Hook-up is easy and positve. Will say it does take all evening to install and measurements are extremly important to a good installation. Measured and checked square several times prior to any drilling and the mounting brackets are perfect. Thanks again for the fast, complete, and quality shipment. The only comment regarding shipment is that the hitch box had some damage when received and 5th wheel had a couple of same scratches, no big deal!!! The shipping box is not very durable based on product weight!

Have pulled my 38 foot toy hauler on 9 different trips now with absolutely no problems. Great fifth wheel. previously had a Reese and this on is a just as good if not better.
Mark S - 06/19/2016


The curt Q20 5th wheel hitch with the r20 slider performed exactly as it should. It fit the Ram puck system pretty well. The only issues I had was because of the slider I had to have the pin box on camper raised as it was nose high while hooked to the truck even on the lowest setting.

Really has worked exactly as it should. Almost found out the hard way when to use it as I was doing a u turn in a parking lot and stop the truck just as the camper touched the truck, pushed the slider back and all is well. I argued that I did not need the slider and the exact issue the sales lady quoted me, I got out of because she did her job and I bought the slider. Glad I did. Thank you very much.
Robert - 02/22/2019


Excellent hitch!


Easy to install & remove when I need the space…functions beautifully & looks good too!


Arrived fast and was easy to assemble. This is a HEAVY unit and installing or removing without 2 people will likely result in back problems! The slider bars are where most of the weight resides. I bought this 20,000 lb slider hitch form my 2004 F250 short bed and it worked great to pull my 16,000lb toy hauler. Slide function is easy to use and I like how the color coded handle identifies connection status. Even though I didn't use this hitch for long, I suspect the roller bearings on the slider bars will eventually get sloppy and create "play" between the truck and the king pin.

I have since upgraded to an F350 long bed truck with the factory puck system AND a B&W 5th wheel hitch (non-slider). Compared side to side, the B&W hitch is a superior product that's made in the USA (Curt is made overseas). The B&W has much heavier jaws and is just an overall sturdier design.


After the delivery truck driver just basically threw the hitch, sliders and adapter rails off the truck and dragged them through the door of our offices. (Even though we have a warehouse and a forklift). I got the forklift and a co-worker and we picked the destroyed boxes and parts up and put them up in the back of my truck. The entire hitch package weights around 280 lbs, be sure to have help to move and install it. etrailer and Curt replaced the stickers that were scraped off the hitch by the hard landing and after some re-painting of the black parts it looks alright and works great.
We have around 7,200 miles towing with it so far and it's just starting to get broken in.
Great product, very strong (but heavy)


This hitch has performed well. My 2 complaints are the handle sits a little high preventing a hard bed cover to slide over it. Secondly, it is very picky when trying to unhook. Almost need two people, one to try to release the handle (and trailer height) while the other moves the truck back and forth to get it to pop loose. I have read of other users with this issue. I haven't needed to use the slider due to getting a long bed after I purchased this. Not sure if I can remove the slider and have the hitch mount to the floor mount without additional parts. ??? I would consider buying again but would shop around for one that will accommodate the use of the bed cover.


I can only compare this hitch to one other that I previously owned . We pulled our fifth wheel from Illinois to Arizona and back. Up and down mountains and through a couple of snow storms and wind. The hitch performed as expected and was much quieter than our previous one. Also it absorbed the back and forth (I call it porpoising) effect very well. I also had to slide the hitch several times and was able to do this fairly easy. Just be careful on your accelerator and go slow while holding brake controller.
The only issues I had were disconnecting and pulling out the Maneuver Handle. It is hard to tell when the trailer is loose from the hitch plate. When lowering jacks to disconnect, it is difficult to see any clearances. When I needed to slide the hitch there were times that pulling the handle to release the slide was difficult. You have to keep in mind that not having any pressure on the mechanics of the hitch will help tremendously and also keep it lubricated.
I like the hitch and am going to keep using it. Its my opinion that the more you use a product the easier it gets to operate. CURT did a good job on this hitch.


This is a wonderful hitch. Very rugged but easy to use. I would recommend this for any fifth wheel owner.

My fifth wheel hitch Id still working flawlessly. I love how easy it Id to use. It is very rugged and well built. Great investment.
Lew - 02/05/2020


Great product and fit in my truck. Perf ect.


I have about 10,000 miles on this hitch. It's really good for the price. The only downside is the slider binds pretty bad after about the first month. The rails started to get small indentions and pits making the wheels on the rails VERY difficult to slide. I managed but just upgraded to a demco auto slide hitch.
Don't listen to the internet bad asses. If you have a shorted pickup, buy a slider. If you tow more than from your storage yard to the local RV Park, you will NEED it.


I recently purchased a 5th wheel trailer and had to put a hitch into my truck. I purchased one through a Curtis dealer and installer after several reviews of different makes and models. Several weeks later I was still waiting for pieces of the hitch to come in. I was to pick up my trailer in a few days and the dealer was telling me they are still waiting for the parts and were delayed due to Covid-19 and several other customers where waiting on parts as well. I called etrailer and they had the parts in stock. I told them I needed them right away and they expedited shipping to my door. Not only did they expedite, they tracked my package for me day over day to ensure it was delivered in my 4 day timeframe. Everything fit and work perfectly. Thanks etrailer for your exceptional service and products.

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    It sounds like there may be something mechanically wrong with the Curt hitch # C16536. If the trailer king pin ever rested on top of the jaws or it was locked and the king pin ran into them it could have damaged something and now it is behaving in this manner. Or if this is a new problem it could just be that the hitch needs to be lubricated. Follow the maintenance instructions for the areas that require lubrication. You do not want to just use any grease because some greases are not compatible...
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  • Which Set of Rail Mounting Holes Does Curt Q20 5th Wheel Slider Hitch Fit In
    Yes, the Curt Q20 slider 5th wheel hitch # C16536 mounts in industry standard above the bed rails in the center set of slots spaced 20-1/2 inches on center side to side and 22 inches on center front to back. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Will a Curt Q20 Slider Hitch Fit the Same Rails as a Reese 16k Stationary Hitch
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  • Is 60-1/2 inch Truck Bed Floor Height Too Tall for Connecting Fifth Wheel Trailer
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  • Will Curt Q20 Slider Hitch C16536 Fit Rails of Truck Where Reese Hitch was Installed
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  • What Prevents Curt Q20 Slider Setup from Being Used in Lowest Height Setting
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  • Where are the Grease Fittings on a Curt Q20 5th Wheel Hitch
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch Where the Sound Dampeners fit Very Tight
    You will want to put the rubber spacers on the mounting tabs of the Curt Hitch part # C16536 before you drop the hitch into the rails that are installed in your bed. The first few times you install the hitch the cushions will make the pin pretty tight, but after a few times they will install a bit easier. Some people like to replace these every year, for that you would want part # 16900.
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