Comparing Curt Q24, Curt Q25 and Curt A25 Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-350 With Factory Pucks

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I was looking at fifth wheel hitches for my 2019 Ford F-350. It has the factory rail/puck system and I noticed that there didn't really seem to be any difference between the Q24 and Q25. Is there? And would you recommend the A25 over these for my 8 foot bed?

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Realistically the Curt Q25 # C16039 and Curt Q24 # C16545-16017 fifth wheel hitches are no different and will give the same performance. Both of these hitches will fit into the puck system of your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty and have a 24,000 lb capacity. The head unit of the Q25 is rated for 25,000 lbs but the legs are rated for 24,000 lbs and the capacity needs to go by the lowest-rated component.

The Q Series are solid fifth wheel hitches and will do their jobs but the better option is the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16036. While both the Q Series and A Series have 24,000 lb capacities and a color coded indicator system that lets you know if you are ready to tow, couple, or uncouple, the A Series has a number of advantages.

The A25 # C16036 has a 2-jaw system like the Q Series but the A25's jaws are interlocking while the Q Series has jaws that do not, as you can see by the accompanying photo showing the jaw systems side-by-side. The interlocking jaws will ensure a complete 360 degree connection with your king pin.

Additionally, the A25 is compatible with a Sidewinder rotating pin box while the Q Series of hitch is not; all that is required is the Sidewinder Wedge for Curt A Series 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # C16992 and you're ready to use a Sidewinder, or the OEM version called the Reese Revolution.

I have added links to video reviews of all three of these fifth wheel hitches but the best option for your 2019 Ford F-350 is going to be the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16036.

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