Will Curt A20 Fixed Fifth Wheel Hitch fit in 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed With Factory Rails?


Will the Curt C16034 work with my 2017 Ford F-250 short bed 6 3/4 puck system?


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The Curt A20 with Ford OEM Legs # C16034 will fit into the puck system of your 2017 Ford F-250. However, there may not be enough clearance on tight turns and your trailer could very well hit the cab of your F-250, so it is strongly recommended you use a Sidewinder with this hitch as a way to protect your cab from damage. Otherwise, you may want to consider Curt Q20 # C16530-16020, a sliding hitch which also fits in the factory puck system of your '17 F-250.

Should you want to go with the Curt # C16034 and a Sidewinder, it will require the use of Sidewinder Wedge # C16992. In order to determine if a Sidewinder will allow you to perform a 90 degree turn, you first need to measure the distance from the center of your fifth wheel hitch jaw to your 2017 F-250's cab.You will also need to know the width of your trailer.

You can then use this formula to find out if you can do a 90 degree turn:
(A + B) - C = Clearance
A = Distance from center of 5th-wheel hitch jaw to truck cab in inches
B = Length of Sidewinder arm in inches
C = Width of trailer in inches divided by 2

The correct Sidewinder for you is going to depend on your current trailer's pin box. For example, Sidewinder # RP61420 is designed for use with Fabex 663 and 665, M&M 663 and 665, as well as Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD pin boxes.

I've added a link to our page with each of our Sidewinders on it, as well as a help article on Sidewinders. I've also attached video reviews of the two Curt hitches as well as Sidewinder # RP61420 for you to take a look at.

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