Curt 5th Wheel Hitch Adapter Rails Installation - 2016 Ram 3500

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How to Install the Curt 5th Wheel Hitch Adapter Rails on a 2016 Ram 3500


Today on this 2016 Ram 3500, we're going to show you the adapter rails for the Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with slider options for your Ram towing prep package. We're also going to to show you how it installs. This is going to be part number C16022. The Curt 5th wheel adapter is specifically designed for your Ram 3500's under bed tow prep package. It can be easily installed and removed and you can use both your regular 5th wheel hitches, as well as your slider hitches. When it comes to your slider hitches, we recommend you use those for 6 and a half foot beds which will help compensate for the reduced turning clearance.

They're installed and removed by opening up these latches here and are locked into place using these snap pins. Once they're open like that, they're ready to be lifted up. They're closed just as easily. This has a weight capacity of 24,000 pounds. Once its installed, it's going to stand about 3/4 inches tall in your truck bed. Now that we've going over some of the features, lets show you how this installs.

As we've stated before, this is for the Ram tow prepping package. We're going to go ahead and start by opening up all of our ports here to set our adapter in. You just twist on them and life up. You'll do this for all 4 points. Once you have all those removed, we'll go ahead and set these inside the vehicle and we'll go ahead and set our adapter in place.

Before we set our adapter into the rails, we've got to actually open up the feed so they can be set inside. To do that, we'll have to remove this snap pin here and open up like so. We'll be doing this on all of them. I also like to point out the entry points actually have different sizes so the wider ones get put in the back while the slimmer ones get put towards the front. With an extra set of hands we'll go ahead and set this inside the truck bed system. Slip it up, line them up, set them in place and then we'll go ahead and lock them down.

If these aren't fitting in exactly how you need them to, the feet themselves can be adjusted. What you do is you pull the cotter pin here, you loosen it a quarter turn until these can actually shut all the way and lock into place. Once they can shut and lock into place, you reinstall the cotter. Now we're ready for our 5th wheel hitch. Now that we have our 5th wheel hitch in place, we'll go ahead and secure it with our provided half inch pins with our adapter. You can also us e the pins that come with your actual 5th wheel hitch as well. It's your choice. That'll do it for the adapter rails for the Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with slider, Ram towing prep package addition, part number C16022 on our 2016 Ram 3500.


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