Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ford OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt fifth wheel part number C16545-16017 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel - C16545-16017

  • Curt
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 13 - 17 Inch Tall
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 6000 lbs TW

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ford OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 13" - 17"
  • Warranty:
    • 10-Year limited for hitch
    • Limited lifetime for legs


Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder.


Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 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).


Q24 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.



16037 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Trailer Hitch for Ford OEM Towing Package

16545 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16017 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel RV Hitch Legs for Ford Trucks with Factory Prep Package - 24,000 lbs



C16545-16017 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C16545-16017 Installation instructionsC16545-16017 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions C16545-16017 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg

2011 - 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed with OEM Prep Pkg




Video of Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel - Fixed Fifth Wheel - C16545-16017 Review

Today we're going to review part number C16545-16017. This is the CURT Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for the Ford towing prep package. It is a dual jaw design hitch. It has a 24,000 pound weight capacity. This part number is a custom fit part number. It's designed to fit the 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Now this hitch has the 2-jaw locking system which will provide a 360-degree jaw-to-kingpin contact.

It gives you less rattle, more security than the slide bar models. On the back handle here there's an actual 3-point color-coded indicator system and this will tell you if your hitch is ready to uncouple, couple or tow just by looking at what color is showing and these inaudible 00:00:49 indicators are visible from the cab of your truck. I'm going to rotate this in a minute just to show you how that operates. Also right in the very middle of this hitch is a unique spherical axial bearing which will allow easy pivoting of the hitch head. It will actually give you smooth 360-degree movement, not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting. It does have some nice built in cushioning which will absorb road shock.

It has a lockable handle right here. It comes with the pinning clip or you could actually put a padlock through if you'd like. The padlock would be sold separately. This will let you secure the trailer to the hitch. The handle is a very short throw single handle operation. The head itself is a self aligning head which will pivot for simple hookup.

It does have three lube points and they are marked. There's a grease fitting right in the middle and one on each side to help lubricate the head. Also it does have a very easy 2-pin head removal. It makes it easy for one person to remove the hitch. Again, I'll show you this when I rotate it but basically you pull the clip here, the clip here, pull the pins out and you can actually take the head out of the crossmember so it makes it easy if you're just by yourself and you want to remove it from the truck bed. You won't be able to pick the whole thing up but if you break it down, you'd be able to remove it easily. It does include this plastic lube plate.

This lube plate is designed to go onto your king pin of your 5th-wheel trailer so when you do hook up, it lets the kingpin slide smoothly into the hitch during the hookup and it also helps prevent any scratching of your hitch head. Also this crossmember has about three rows of holes and that'll actually give you about a 4-inch height adjustment so when you bolt this crossmember to these legs, you could actually get the correct height you need for your hitch head measurement. You hitch head measurement is from your truck bed to the top of your hitch for clearances so it'll give you a range of about 13 inches to 17 inches. Now these legs or feet right here will mount to your Ford's underbed hitch platform. Everything is made of a sturdy steel construction with durable carbide powder coat finish. Again, the application for this is 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. Gross towing weight capacity is 24,000 pounds. The vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 6,000 pounds. Again, the hitch height you can adjust it is from 13 inches to 17 inches. It does come with a limited lifetime warranty. The first thing I want to show you is how these legs bolt onto your factory installed prep package. If I just turn it to the side and as you'll see down here, basically what you would do is just unclip it right here, pull the pin and clip out. You've got two handles here. If you just pull those handles open about 90 degrees, do the same on the other side, that'll rotate the tabs here and it will release it from the pucks that's in the factory towing prep package. If you do that, you can lift the whole thing out or break it down and take it apart that way. When you go to put it back in, you're ready to tow, just open these up like that, same on that side, drop it in to where these will drop into the pucks in your truck bed. Once it's dropped in securely, rotate these back into place. Put your pinning clip, just line it up with the hole. Put the clip back in there and then it locks the handles in place. You do that on the other side and you'd be ready to go. Now also on the hitch head, I wanted to rotate it to the back just to show you and talk about a few things I had mentioned and show them you. Basically here's the two pins so if you pull one of these clips out, you can pull this pin out, do the same over here. You'll be able to lift this whole head out of the crossmember so it makes it very easy for one person to remove it. The other thing I had mentioned, here's your three-point indicator system. You can see there's a circle right here and it shows you that yellow and means it's ready to be coupled. Green would be tow and red would be it's uncoupled. You don't want to tow anywhere with it. What you're going to be looking for . this where I'm standing would be the cab of your tow vehicle . you can look down and see and look right in here and if it's showing green right now, that means it's all closed around the kingpin and you're ready to go. What I'm going to show you here, pop this off, we'll raise this latch up. What you want to do . they are closed so what I'm going to do is show you that if you just pull out on this handle . when you pull out far enough you can see that it's locked in the open position. It's showing red so it's the uncoupled position. You don't want to go anywhere with it. If you wanted to couple all you've got to do is lift this latch up and when you lift that latch up, it'll drop it into the yellow which means it's ready to couple so the jaws are ready to accept the kingpin. I've got an example here of what the kingpin would be on your 5th wheel. You slide your kingpin in. It automatically hits the two jaws. The jaws go around it and if you'll watch right here, it'll move it into position. It shows green which means now you're ready to tow. It's locked into position. This dropped down to lock the handle and then you can just drop you linchpin through there to secure everything to keep that latch from coming up. A very simple installation. That should do it for the review on part number C16545-16017. This is the CURT Q24 5th wheel Trailer Hitch for the Ford towing prep package and a 24,000-pound weight capacity. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16545-16017

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (244 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ford OEM underbed platform.

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2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Everything went great very happy with purchase, and follow up. 706866



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Ford

easy to buy! delivered on time! nice unit. went together with ease, solid construction, easy to use and read the indications on wither you are coupled properly. highly recommend this set up for the ford oem prep package! 698311



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2013 Pontiac Montana

Received hitch very quickly and in great condition. Will have hitch installed by the folks where I bought our 2013 38 foot Montana fifth wheel. Just had wrist operation and cannot lift heavy objects for several more weeks is the only reason the RV dealer is installing hitch. I am impressed with the fast delivery and design of the hitch. Will post pictures once hitch is installed and hooked up to my rig. 295384



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I ordered the 24K 5th wheel hitch ton fit the Ford factory mounting sustem. It is easy to install and remove. The lever locking pins work great, but does not provide necessary security, so I added a lock to one side. The hitch operates as designed, but could use more flexibility in movement. Disconnected, the kingpin clamps won't close without the plastic kingpin provided. Overall, I am happy with my purchase and the operation of the hitch. 352582



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I had a Great experience with my order and Installation. Installed with my buddy in less than a half an hour. 455056



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2013 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Stress free on delivery and installation. Thank you so much on the price. Would highly recommend you guys. 353731


Comments

Excellent

Mario F - 03/17/2018

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2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty

I am amazed at the simplicity and durability of this product. I have three little girls four, six, seven who assisted me in putting this together in about 30 minutes. That includes the mount and reading the instructions. Onto my 20,000 pound fifth wheel and family trips. Factory polyethylene and plastic mount included in the picture 564225



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I have owned this hitch over a year now it has been top quality. From the easy access freeze fittings to the smooth hook up and unhook is great. Reduces chucking as well. We towed our 16000 pound big Horn fifth wheel over a 1000 miles with no problem. Using in conjunction with mor ryde King pin and a2017 Ford F350 diesel dually. Would recommend to anyone full-time RVing such as or self's. 601994



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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Recently ordered and received the Curt Q24. Everything was in great condition, all parts were included, easy to assemble, and very easy to install on my truck with Factory OEM rails . Pulled my new "Road Warrior" from Ohio to NC without any problems. Pulled very well, no problems. I strongly suggest anyone looking for a Hitch, to contact these good people. Vic Hyatt 599805



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Easy to hookup or disconnect from. No problems. We have a 39+ foot 5th wheel. Pulls real smooth no problems. Will never own anything else 596084



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After a year the hitch is still performing perfect,great product and excellent place to buy from, will buy here again 575850



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2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Really happy with the ease of installation of this product with the OEM legs. Thankfully the head is removable making it easier to take out (weight wise). Has grease fittings for easy lubrication, clear indicators on the handle for engagement and disengage. Very happy with this product 565947



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Fit perfect. Easy to install. Exactly as described. Promptly shipped and delivered. Best price. 565276



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Being able to use the factory Ford in bed 5th wheel mounts (pucks) with the hitch makes removal fast and easy with no tools. We have had no issues with the hitch in a years worth of full time use with our 44 ft toy hauler. It has only rarely been out of the back of my truck and the finish still looks great with no rusting. The hitch is pretty quiet with only minimal sounds in stop and go traffic, and no sounds at all once under way. I would definitely recommend this hitch. 521122



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

etrailer was awesome to deal with! I went with the Curt 24 it is heavy built and easy to assemble and install in the new ford puck system. I will be towing a 38ft fifth wheel with this new system. I will buy all my truck/trailer accessories through etrailer form here on out! 492022



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2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Just got back from Florida, 1200 miles each way. Ford F- 450 pulling a 15000# 5th wheel trailer. The Curt Q24 hitch worked great. 490836



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Simple install. Exactly what I needed. FAST shipment!! 482761


Comments

Works great still. When I need towing equipment Ill be buying from you. The fast delivery was great.

Russ - 03/09/2019

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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Excellent product. Easy installation. I had an issue with one of the handles that locks the hitch down to my bed. Etrailer shipped me out a new set in a few days. Great customer service! 479036



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The Q24 box was pretty beat up but the hitch survived with not even a scuff. Was very easy to assemble and fit right in my 2017 F350 puck system. Very happy with the way it looks and the way it performs. 471275



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A very nice and tight hitch. Pulls smooth with no slack to jerk you around. It is heavy so the ability to separate into two pieces to handle is nice. I am very pleased with this hitch. 468947



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I like the hitch but hen I got home from Fl I took the hitch out of my truck to inspect it and found the O ring on one side was wore out and the shaft was scuffed up. 448861



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Works very well. No problems hooking up or unhooking. 446577



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Received hitch just a few days after placing order. Looking forward to ising it for first tow next weekend. Will update review soon afterward. 446235



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2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty

I have had my hitch over a year now and its very noisy every time i pull away or stop it moves back and forth in the jaws. I cant seem to find were the looseness is in the hitch, I hope to get the manufacture to remedy the problem, as of right now i cant recomend this fithwheel hitch. 442386



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2016 Ford Five Hundred

I have nothing but good to say bout this hitch I installed it on a 2016 Ford f350 this truck came pre installed with tow package I installed it on my truck at less then 500 miles on it and have towed over 20,000 miles without any issue. Thanks for a great product.... 442357



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

So far installed have not used it yet easy install.Came with curt sticker upside down looks foolish hopefully they can send me new sticker can't remove it without ripping. 441452



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Ordered a Curt 24K fifth wheel hitch from e trailer. Hitch arrived as stated in good shape, the only problem was there was no bolting hardware for the legs in the boxes. I just went down to the local hardware store and purchased the 4- 14mm bolts. Assembly was easy, the hitch is installed. 430149



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

box was a little beat up upon arrival but nothing was damaged. put together and installed in about 15 min. very happy works great would recommend to anyone looking for a fifth wheel hitch. 412281



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The item was very easy to put together separating the head made it lighter to move around. Fits my Ford 350 perfectly and very easy to install and remove with the cam levers. Now I can pull the larger Toy Hauler that I plan on getting for full time Rving. 410769



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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Great service from etrailer. My 2 boxes arrived together 1 day earlier than estimated. However, the boxes arrived extremely tattered and beat up. The base of the hitch is severely scratched up as if the box was dragged and the box opened up. Both boxes had been re-boxed and stapled over the original containers. I realize the 2 boxes were heavy but the delivery could have been better. I don't blame etrailer so I still give them high scores. 393007



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Great product. Easy set up 388583



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

So much better than the hitch we had before the Curt! Excellent catch and release! Easy operation and quiet ride! Purchased for a 2017 F350 installed with ease. Pull a 32' Sundance Camper Highly recommend the Curt! 376717



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Installation was extremely easy following the instructions. This product was selected upon the recommendation of a friend who has installed numerous fifth wheel hitches while employed with another camping retailer and has found this model to be the most cost effective and ease of using. The mount aligned perfectly with my Ford F-350 factory installed mounting points. 374356



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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Service from E-Trailer is wonderful got a very heavy item in a very short time. although I haven't had the time to assemble the item purchased their price for that item was much lower than others selling the same brand that was a lot lower rated 360957



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2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Great product with easy install. Looking forward to years of using this 5th wheel trailer hitch. 358878



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great unit! Shipped fast! Easy to assemble and install. 356999



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Very happy with our hitch. Flawless performance during approximately 7,500 miles of towing this last year. Highly recommend it to anyone. 346210



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Couldn't be happier with the hitch I bought. I have a 2016 Ford dually that came with the fifth wheel prep package and the hitch fit perfectly into the bed. Great product. ( I pull a 45 ft toy hauler by the way) 346196



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Instalation was a breeze. Easy to hitch and unhitch. Very little chucking. 339920


Comments

Excellent.Very good quality. Easy to install/remove. easy to hitch/unhitch. Very little chucking. Definately would recommend.

Lance W - 02/08/2018

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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Super easy to put together and works gr eat. 337562



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Ford

How could I not give 5 stars!? Lots of products, Lots of information, Lots of pictures, Fast Shipping, Great prices and the best part is the Customer Service! Thank you all, with a shout out to Judy and Britney! etrailer.com really know how to do it. Taking care of us, the consumer, is an art almost lost to commercialization. The etrailer staff are wonderful! I purchased a Curt Q24 5th wheel hitch with Ford OEM legs and a Curt adjustable drop hitch. They arrived way before the expected date. As for the Curt brand and what I purchased, I will have to update this later. They are still in the boxes. I have been a Reese guy forever, new to Curt and love these prices. I can do more with the same money because of my purchase here. Thanks etrailer! 334534



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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Installed this a while ago, and finally got a chance to hook it up to our brand new 40 ft 5th wheel. I love everything about this hitch, from the great price, to the ease of installation, to ability to separate the head from the base, to the ease of use. A very solid hitch, with no rattling or any noise while towing. Highly recommend this item. 314387



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2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Excellent, high quality, easy to use hitch. I would recommend it or buy it again. 312133



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2016 Ford Flex

I recently purchased an 2016 F450 with factory trailer package so my old 5th wheel of coarse would not fit. Very impressed with the design and fits like a glove. The spherical bearing the way to go with the rubber flex and stop an absolute plus. I'm an electrical/mechanical engineer and again very impressed. Also the King Pin I have makes great combo.( Trail-air) . I've been 5th wheeling since 2004. Racing motocross and doing the Harley thing all over the country. We'll see down the road after many years of use but expecting good things. Dirtdude. 309238



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Ford F-350 Super Duty

Received the order just a few days after ordering. Packaging was a little beaten up but everything was there. Had to adjust the pre-assembled handles that connect to the truck bed. They were just too tied (Ford F350 DRW). Otherwise assembly was easy. Took me only about an hour including the adjustment. Looking forward to put it to work on a 45 feet 5th wheel RV trailer. 305123



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2015 Ford Fifth Wheel

This hitch has worked well to pull our 5th wheel camper and hasn't given any problems. I would recommend this product to others. 303785



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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Very good deal. Fits nice. Easy to set up and take out. One person operation. Good price. 292987



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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

This item is great. Works awesome and was easy to assemble. Glad it comes in 2 pieces as it be very heavy if it was all one piece. Have no problem with it and has been working great for the year I have owned it. Would buy another one if I had to. 292029


Comments

It has been a great product, would buy another one with out thinking..

Rod. S - 09/07/2017

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2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I was looking for a fifth wheel hitch to fit my new F350 with the Ford 5th wheel prep kit. I found the Curt Q24 at etrailer.com at a good price with free shipping. It arrived in perfect condition. Assembly and installation was simple, it fits the Ford prep kit perfectly and looks great. 246165



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Ford F-350 Super Duty

I love my Curt Q24 5th Wheel Hitch. There are very few steps required to install the legs but be certain to have a very sturdy platform if doing so off of the ground. And have a 1/2 inch torque wrench available. The box was beat up when it arrived and the bolts were missing, but eTrailer and Curt replaced them promptly. What I love about this hitch is the ease of installing it into my Ford F350 bed and ease of removal when needed. Just line up the 4 pins with the integrated hitch, turn the locking handles and pin them together to prevent opening back up. I have just a standard pin box and don't experience much chucking at all. 240484


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  • Difference Between Curt Q24 and Curt Q25 Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • The only difference between the Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 and Q25 # C16039 fifth wheel hitches is that the Q25 head is rated for 25,000 lbs while the head of the Q24 is rated for 24,000 lbs. However, the legs of both units are rated for 24,000 lbs which is why you see that both hitches have a towing capacity of 24,000 lbs (capacity is determined by the lowest overall rating). I've added links to video reviews of each hitch for you to take a look at.
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  • Comparing the Curt Q24 and Q25 5th Wheel Hitches for a 2017 Ford F-350 with the OEM Prep Package
  • The only difference between the Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 and the Curt Q25 # C16039 that you referenced is the weight capacity of the hitch head. The Q24 hitch head, part # C16545, is rated for 24,000 lbs while the Q25, part # C16565, is rated for 25,000 lbs. The reason that the part numbers you are looking at have the same weight capacity/rating is that the hitch legs that fit the OEM Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package # 16017 are only rated for 24,000 lbs. Since it is the limiting...
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  • Best 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches for a 2011 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • There are several 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit the factory pucks in a 2011 Ford F-250 long bed. One of the most popular is B&W Companion # BWRVK3300. This hitch is rated for 20,000 pounds gross trailer weight and is made in the USA. There is also a 25K version, # BWRVK3305. We also have some options from Curt including the 24K hitches # C16039, # C16545-16017 or # C16036, 20K hitches # C16034 and # C16530-16017, and 16K hitch # C16520-16017. All of these hitches feature cushioned...
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  • List of 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches that Fit Directly in Factory Prep Package on 2017 Ford F-250
  • There are several 5th wheel trailer hitches that will fit directly in the factory prep package in your 2017 Ford F-250 long bed. I have compiled a list of the options for you and linked videos for each of them. I like the B&W Companion hitch personally because it is such a well-made and versatile hitch. B&W Companion 20K # BWRVK3300 Curt 24K # C16039 or # C16545-16017 Curt 20K # C16530-16017 or # C16034 Curt 16K # C16520-16017 Reese Elite 26.5K # RP30871 Reese Elite 18K # RP30142 Demco...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2018 Ford F-450 with Factory Rail Kit
  • First and foremost, I want to sincerely thank you for your service. If your 2018 Ford F-450 features the factory rail kit in the truck bed, I highly recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16545-16017. This is a fantastic hitch that will mount directly to the factory pucks in your truck bed and provide you with a 24,000 pound towing weight capacity. This is an extremely well-built and durable unit that features a 2-jaw locking system for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact and...
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  • Comparing the Curt Q24, Q25, and A25 5th Wheel Hitches for a 2019 Ford F-350 with Puck System
  • I recommend going with the A25 over the Q24 or the Q25 series 5th wheel hitches from Curt. The A25 is the upgraded version of the Q series with the upgrades being stronger material for the hitch head and interlocking jaws that help reduce chucking (see attached pictures). Aside from that they are pretty much the same. The only difference from the Q24 to the Q25 is that the Q25 head unit is rated for 25,000 lbs which is 1,000 lbs more than the Q24. Since they both use the same leg unit that...
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  • Does 2017 Ford F-350 Need Rail Kit to Install Curt Q24 Hitch C16545-16017
  • The Curt Q24 part # C16545-16017 that you referenced would be a direct fit for the factory rail kit of a 2017 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit. You would need to have the factory rail kit installed in order for it to fit.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch With 24,000 lb Capacity For 2017 Ford F-350 With Factory Rail Kit
  • For the 24,000 lb rating you are looking for in a 5th wheel hitch, I recommend the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs # C16545-16017. This hitch will be a great fit for your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty with factory rail kit. This hitch has the 2-jaw locking system to provide 360 degrees of jaw-to-king-pin contact. This hich has a pivoting head that provides movement with built-in road shock absorbing ability. It has 3 lube points with easy-access...
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  • Curt Q24k Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 with Factory Rail Kit
  • We have a version of the Curt Q24 stationary hitch that does fit the factory rail kit of your 2017 Ford F-250. For that you would want the part # C16545-16017 which fits the rail kit directly. However, since you have a short bed truck you are going to need a slider hitch to allow you to make tight turns. For that the Slider Q24 hitch for your Ford rail kit is the part # C16545-16020.
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  • Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Fit in the 2012 Ford F-350 with Factory Towing Prep Package
  • Since your 2012 Ford F-350 has the factory towing prep package you can use any of the following hitches that will fit directly into the factory puck system: Short Bed Trucks # DM8550024 # DM8550038 # BWRVK3370 # C16545-16020 # C16520-16020 # C16530-16020 # C16515-16020 # RP30144 Long Bed Trucks # BWRVK3300 # C16039 # C16036 # C16545-16017 # C16034 # C16530-16017 # C16520-16017 # C16515-16017 # RP30142 # RP30871 # DM8550033
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  • Under Bed Rails and Parts Needed to Install Curt Q24 Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For an under bed fifth wheel rail kit that's compatible with your 2015 Silverado, you'll need the Reese # RP30868 under bed rail kit. If you think you might need to tow a gooseneck trailer sometime in the future, you might consider the # RP30158-68 which includes an integrated gooseneck hitch, which will give you the full flexibility to tow anything. If you don't already have a Q24 fifth wheel hitch, Curt offers the # C16545-16017 which is compatible with the under bed rails or puck...
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  • Best Truck and Hitch Recommendation for Towing a 18K Dry Weight 5th Wheel Trailer 41 Feet Long
  • With a dry weight of 18,000 pounds you would be much better off with a 1-ton truck, it doesn't have to be a dually but it wouldn't hurt. A diesel is a good idea given how strong and reliable they are. And you will want a long bed truck to avoid having to get a slider hitch or a Sidewinder replacement pin box. If you go with a Ram then avoid the Ram Box option. Ford and Ram have 5th wheel prep packages and there are hitches that will fit directly in them. I would need to know what you...
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  • Which 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches Fit the Reese Underbed Elite System Besides Elite Hitches
  • For the Reese Elite Series underbed installation kit # RP30126 you can use the following hitches: Curt 16K hitch # C16515-16017 (slide bar jaw) Curt 16K hitch # C16520-16017 (double jaw) Curt 20K hitch # C16530-16017 Curt 24K hitch # C16545-16017 None of these hitches are sliders. If you have a short bed truck the best option is still the Reese Elite Series hitch # RP30144.
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  • Recommended Air Ride Pin Box for Smoother Ride to Replace Lippert 1621 HD
  • You are correct that the Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 cannot be used with a Sidewinder or any pin box that rotates. This is because of the spherical axial bearing for the pivoting head. Anyway, the advantage of the Sidewinder isn't ride quality it's turning clearance, and since you have an 8 foot bed that's not the best route for you. For an air ride coupler I suggest the 5th Airborne Premium # 5AB-E1621-610. The 5th Airborne has an air spring and shock absorber. However, you should...
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  • Leg Kit Recommendation for the Curt Replacement Head Unit # C16545
  • Yes, you can take the Replacement Head Unit # C16545 and pair it with the Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Hitch Legs # C16017 and you would have a fifth wheel hitch compatible with a Ford Underbed Hitch prep package. Those two parts could be ordered individually or they could be ordered together as part # C16545-16017.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch to Fit Ford Factory Rail Kit and has Hitch Height of at Least 18 inches
  • The height range you mentioned will be the distance from the rails the hitch is installed in to the top of the hitch head. Sinch you need between 18 and 19 inches, the Curt hitch part # C16545-16017 would be about 1 inch short. The better option for hitch height range and in overall quality is the Reese Elite hitch part # RP30142 for an 18k hitch or part # RP30871 for a 26,500 lb capacity. That said, if you can get by with a 20k capacity the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3300 would...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch without Wiring Harness that fits Factory Prep Package of 2016 Ford F-350
  • There are 5th wheel hitches that are a direct fit in the factory prep package for your 2016 Ford F-350 that do not come with a wiring harness. But the Reese Elite Series hitches all have it. For example you could use any of the following as a direct fit and they will not include the 7-Way connector that you do not need: # C16545-16017 # C16530-16017 # C16520-16017 # DM8550033
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  • Recommended Reese 5th Wheel Adapter for Factory Rail Kit On 2017 Ford F-350 for Standard Hitch Use
  • The Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 20,000 lbs # RP30156 will work with the Ford Factory Rails that are the 5th wheel prep package. You will be able to use your Reese 22K 5th wheel hitch, however you will be limited to 20K due to the max capacity of the adapter. If you need the higher capacity, then you'd need to bypass the adapter and get the Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Wiring Harness - Single Jaw - 26,500...
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  • Parts Needed to Use B&W Companion Hitch Head in 2017 Ford F-350 SRW with 8-ft Box
  • In order to use your existing B&W Companion hitch's head assembly in your new truck you will just need the Replacement Base # BWRVB3300 which fits into your new Ford's prep package. I confirmed this with B&W. You will then mount the old head assembly onto the new base and you're all done. Please refer to the linked videos for more.
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  • How Much Does Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch with Ford OEM Legs Weigh
  • The Curt Q24 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16545-16017 is comprised of a couple of parts. The head and center section have a shipping weight of 111 pounds. The legs to fit the puck system in your 2017 Ford F-350 have a shipping weight of 56 pounds. You can subtract a few pounds from the 167 pound total to account for the packaging. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Will Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Work With 2017 Ford F-350 DRW w/ 5th Wheel Prep Pkg
  • I called all three of our manufacturers about your 2017 Ford F-350 and a fifth wheel hitch fit. The frame on the 2017 has changed from the 2016 so an after market under bed installation kit is not available. When Ford installs the OEM fifth wheel puck system, the puck location is still in the same place in the truck bed. If you have the fifth wheel prep package on your 2017, you can install the Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, part # C16545-16017.
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  • Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch is Hard to Secure in 2016 Ford F-450 with Factory Prep Package
  • Since no 2 trucks of the same year, make, and model will be identical it is possible to run into little issues like this. While I would not suggest using a sledge hammer, maybe a mallet instead, there are some adjustments that you can make to get the Q24 hitch # C16545-16017 to install easier in your 2016 Ford F-450. On the Curt hitch you would adjust the castle nut tighter or looser to get the right amount of tension and then lock the handles closed.
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  • Comparison of Curt Q24 and Curt Q25 Fifth Wheel Hitches
  • I checked with Curt on the differences between the Curt Q25, Item # C16039, and the Curt Q24, Item # C16545-16017, 5th wheel trailer hitches. According to Curt, both are basically the same in all ways except that the Curt Q25 has an overall maximum weight capacity of 25,000-lbs because of a different head and the Curt Q24 has an overall maximum weight capacity of 24,000-lbs. I recommend going with the Curt Q25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch, Item # C16039, because you get more "bang for your buck".
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