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Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Item # C16520-16020
Our Price: $1,711.50
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Struggle to see if your king pin is fully latched - color-coded system makes it easy to see from your cab
  • Go down washboard roads to get to your favorite campgrounds and need a little extra shock absorption to keep from feeling every bump

No, if you:

  • Don't have the patience to perfectly level out your trailer when unhooking - the cushioned head can cause the jaws to bind up
  • Navigate around tight corners often enough that getting out to operate the slider every time you need clearance gets to be a pain
Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT fifth wheel hitch part number C16520-16020 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16520-16020

  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • OEM - Ford
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 4000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Built-in slider provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
  • Rail-free design allows for full access to truck bed when removed
  • Interlocking 2-jaw 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
  • Fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and a stable, quiet ride
    • Self-aligns for easy hookup
    • Suppresses road shock
    • Reduces bothersome towing noise
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Single-throw operation
    • Self-resets to the ready-to-couple position after you uncouple your trailer
  • 2 Built-in zerk fittings for easy lubrication
  • Fast 1-pin head removal makes it easy for 1 person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 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


  • Application: 2011 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 17" - 21" from top of the pickup bed to the top of the hitch skid plate
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for hitch
    • 10-Year limited for slider

Note: Because of the size of this item, it ships via truck freight and only to the contiguous United States.

Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A16 Two-Piece Interlocking Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, interlocking, 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

A16 Color 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).

Non-Binding 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.

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.

Curt rebranded this fifth-wheel trailer hitch by changing its name from Q16 to A16 in 2016. All features and specifications remained the same.

16020 Curt OEM 5th-Wheel Round Tube Slider for Ford Super Duty Towing Prep Package - 12" Travel

16520 Curt A16 (Q16) Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

Installation Details C16520-16020 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions C16520-16020 Installation instructions

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Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16520-16020

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (517 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform.


Ordered the curt A16 5th wheel sliding hitch with Ford puck mounts. The unit arrived several days early and I assembled and installed the hitch into the truck in just under an hour. Super easy assembly and installation. Thanks etrailer for a great experience.


We've used this hitch for a year now and it has performed flawlessly. We put it together in the truck bed as it's pretty heavy. Once together you just drop it in place in the pucks built into the bed of the truck and flip the 4 handles. We still haven't had an occasion to use the sliding feature of it and we have had the trailer turned pretty tightly. I would easily recommend this hitch.

2018 Dodge Journey

Curt A16 with Slider base for Ford OEM Pucks

went through a good bit of anxiety after trading my 2013 F-250 for a 2018 F-250 due to the height of the 2018. I did not pay close enough attention to bedrail and rear height and I was beside myself sick over it so this review might be a bit long while I explain my journey.

I replaced a 2013 F-250 4WD with a Reese Pro Series 16K square tube slider universal mount with a 2018 F-250 with OEM pucks. I pull a 2015 Prime Time Crusader 315RST. I measured, I had boards with levels, mock up on hitch height, I read every forum and article I could find and still I was worried I had made a big mistake. Finally, I called eTrailer and talked to Molly and she had, (or went and got) plenty of answers as I had narrowed it down to the B&W BWRVK3370 20K Companion Slider and the Curt A12. I decided to not go for the “the most expensive is better” and went with the Curt A12 saving me about $300. The 20K B&W was the smallest they had and with an F-250 I would never really come close to that weight before I passed the GCVW limit so it made no sense. The Slider base for the Curt says it is the same base used up to 24K so if I ever do I can just buy the new head I believe.

Ordered on a Saturday it arrived on Thursday at noon. No issues with shipping at all, the hitch came in 2 boxes strapped to a pallet. No damage like others experienced. Assembly took me about an hour because it is heavy and awkward to line up the slider linkage but all in all nothing too difficult. I set the hitch head mount at the 2nd from the bottom (18 inch) hitch height because I had measured the truck and camper and was worried about having 6 inches of clearance camper to bed rail. Turns out on a 2018 F-250 4WD at the 18-inch level on the hitch I have 8 inches all around and 7 inches at the highest point on the tailgate. After I installed the hitch and put the camper on the truck and applied weight I got about 3-4 inches of squat, which made the already rear high truck sink to near level. I do have more nose high attitude on the trailer than I had before but it was not terrible. I moved the height adjustment down to the 17 inch (lowest) today to lessen the nose high attitude by another inch and I have 6+ inches clearance still.

The hitch. Like I said before I had a Reese Pro Series 16K slider and it was noisy as hell. Kingpin clunk starting and stopping, creak at every bump and turn. I put the Curt A16 in and took the trailer for a drive with the rear slider window open and heard nothing. Absolutely nothing. No start/stop clunk, no creaking, nothing. Hook up was very easy and the interlaced kingpin jaws make visual check very easy. Operating the slide takes a bit more effort but it worked fine and locked securely. It did not latch back to maneuver and then back again to towing automatically like the video without jostling the handle a little but I am sure it will once broken in and I grease it a bit more. The puck system was easy to adjust and make a solid connection to the truck with no play. I could not be more pleased with the hitch.

Cons- The hardware was packaged like one would expect and it was all there but the bolt for the center connection of the slider linkage was different than the handle and passenger side joints. It is too small and caused a lot of play. I used it anyway but it allows play in the handle and not firm for unlatching. I will replaced it today and now it works great.
eTrailer is now my go to store for trailering supplies.


I pull a 36 ft. 10,500 dry weight RV (min 1900lb. pin weight) with a 2019 F-250 w/6.7 diesel engine.
My experience is that this hitch eliminates any "chucking" (or clunks) and feels more secure than with the previous "gate" style hitch I used. I don't here any noise while towing, including on poor pavement and even off road.
I have not had to use the maneuvering slide feature of this hitch with the RV attached to date.
The hitch is a bit heavy for me to remove from my Ford "puck" under bed system. I enlist the help of capable man to help me remove the complete unassembled hitch for the winter so I have a clean bed to use.
Thank you Teresa J at etrailer for making my purchase effortless!

Ford F-250 Super Duty

2017 F250 curt A16 slider Ford prep pac kage


I think I am ready to write my review of the Curt 16K 5th wheel slider hitch assembly.

The instructions are clear and easy to follow. My truck is a 2020 F250 with OEM Puck installed. The assembly process did not go as well as expected. I could not install all the bolts in the assembly due to residual metal filing left in the thread hole. The screw went about half way in, I tried to clean it out with a brass brush and lubricate but this did not work. I contacted etrailers where I purchased the hitch. They were responsive to my issue, and forwarded the problem to Curt. Curt did not respond back after a few days so, I went to an automotive store and purchased a 10 mm X 1.5 modified tap and cleaned out the threads. If you plan to purchase a Curt product you should also be ready to buy or have available taps to clean out the thread holes of your purchase.


I LOVE my sliding hitch. Prior to this, I had a standard hitch and it was difficult to make some sharp turns with my 5th wheel RV due to a short bed in my pickup. The sliding hitch has solved this problem - I haven't had a turn that made me cringe thinking the camper would hit the cab!
The only difficulty I have had is pulling the release to set the slide in motion has been a bit tough, but I think it will become easier the more it is used.
I would encourage anyone with a 5th wheel RV to buy this type of hitch versus a standard.

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Fifth wheel jaws grave a lot of slack, when stopping and staring trailer slams forward and backwards. I bought the slider due to having a short bed truck and never used it 1 time in a little less than a year. Hitch also rusted within a few months. Hitch is unbelievably heavy, it required at least 2-3 people to remove or install. I have sold the hitch and installed the Reese goose box on my fifth wheel and like it so far. I love not having the heavy hitch in my truck all the time.


Heavy, but easy to assemble and install. Great service from from order to shipping. This is a heavy slider, so moving it out of the truck bed is challenging. Works as advertised. Good choice for short-bed pickup trucks.

Slider hitch works well for our setup. Add a little grease and it is quiet when moving out of or into tow position.
Gary - 06/21/2019


Product is solid and secure. As noted in other reviews, it seems to clunk at times with the rubber bushings.
I have had a few issues with the jaws closing securely. Sometimes it takes more than one attempt to successfully get the jaws to lock.
I have a shortbed truck and this setup was said to be a must. My trailer's nose is scalloped (2013 Arctic Fox) and I have yet to need to slide the hitch to the rear, including tight turns etc. Now, what little space I had is wasted on this set up.


Good product. Fits my truck and works well pulling my 12,000 lb 5th wheel. The only complaint is the rubber wedge does not hold up against chucking of the hitch. It is already degraded and needs replacing. Otherwise a solid hitch.

Ford F-350 Super Duty

been towing with this hitch for a year and it is a great product. I bought the slider for my F350 shorted but with my 5th wheel, the slider isn't needed.


Installed as described. Relatively easy. Arrived from etrailer intact.
The slide really helped in rehitching when angles are not optimal.


I love this product. It is very stable and easy to use. Feel very comfortable with 5th wheel connected to this unit. I recommend it!

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Suggestions would be: make it easier to lock/unlock. DEFINITELY recommend if being installed individually to use some sort of nut lock "glue", or make sure you check each time you stop and make sure nothing has come loose. We made a trip back from SD to Tx. When we got home, one whole nut had come completely off and all but one, were prettyloose. VERY SCARY!!!! Didn't take pictures because we were exhausted after a 25hr, straight thru drive. Don't know if having it professionally installed would've helped. We had a professional install it for us.


Awaiting new truck for installation, the sliding section is 24k and Hitch is 16k. Assume that is normal


Like the style and ease of installation, BUT cannot get rid of jerk motion when I stop and start


Unit works like a dream, never an issue. Goes in and out of my truck with ease.

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

it is a very good product



Review from a similar A16 5th Wheel Hitch in Fifth Wheel Hitch

Upgraded from TT to fifth wheel. Once I learned the basic operation I have had mo problems with this hitch. Rides a little high because of adapter for factory puck adaptor but still fits my tonneau cover which I also bought from etrailer.

I see you also purchased the Reese OEM adapter, part # RP30154
Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs
. When using this adapter, the adapter will add 2 inches to the height of your fifth wheel hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 06/30/2022


Review from a similar A16 5th Wheel Hitch in Fifth Wheel Hitch

Great hitch and great value. Our trailer is 2000lbs on the hitch and 12000lbs loaded, so not a huge rig. My favorite feature on this hitch is the locking jaw system, it makes coupling and un-coupling very smooth. The slider (when rarely used) is very smooth as well. Most of our towing is in the Colorado mountains and I feel very safe using this hitch. Lastly, I know this is just aesthetics, but it's a nice looking hitch.


Review from a similar A16 5th Wheel Hitch in Fifth Wheel Hitch

I purchased both the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16120, and Reese Pull Pin Lock Plates for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - Qty 4 - RP58093 for my F350 SD 4X4 Crew Cab Long Bed. I'm pulling a 30' Retro 5th. Wheel and at times I pull my tandem axle UTV Trailer (Double Trailers) . I already had the rails installed in my truck, this fit right in and I used the new Pins and Lock Plates for securing to truck. I have pulled all over from South Dakota and the Northwest. The Hitch has performed Flawlessly. No bucking, nor clunking. Very quiet and smooth ride. I would recommend this set up to anyone for convenience of Hook up and Disconnect, Excellent towing, quiet, and the security of the lock pins. I use Disc locks to prevent access for bolt cutters.

Excellent! Still working as it did on day one. Very solid, easy to use, and the unit is very quiet. Also no chucking. I highly recommend this product to anybody. We now have 2020 Cameo 12,000# unloaded weight. Pulls perfectly.
John N - 05/07/2021


Review from a similar A16 5th Wheel Hitch in Fifth Wheel Hitch

We've put 3000 miles and about ten trips so far in the first year, and this hitch has performed perfectly. I am very satisfied! I highly recommend !


Review from a similar A16 5th Wheel Hitch in Fifth Wheel Hitch

I Love this item. I "thought" I rec'd the wrong item because I didn't see C16668 on any of the 3 boxes. Instead, I saw 16560. C16668 must be the complete assy. Nonetheless, I just finished installing it in my 2018 GMC Denali 2500HD Duramax. It IS heavy (258 lbs assembled), and it's made extremely well. Can't wait to haul my new 5th wheel once it gets built!!! Thank you!

Larry - 01/06/2022

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    The Curt part number # C16020 is a slider base for a fifth wheel hitch that fits the Ford factory fifth wheel rail kits and we do offer it. We have this slider base with an A16 hitch head with part # C16520-16020. I attached an install video link for this for you to check out as well.
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    The noise that you are hearing is common for fifth wheel hitches, particularly sliding hitches such as the Curt A16 # C16520-16020 and there is not going to be a way for you to eliminate that noise. There will be a bit of play between the jaws of your hitch and the king pin, so when you are taking off and braking the "clunking" you are hearing will be more pronounced.
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  • Recommended Curt 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2019 Ford F-250 with Factory Prep Package
    The best Curt 5th wheel hitch we have for your 2019 Ford F-250 is the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider part # C16520-16020. This hitch will fit directly into the pucks on your truck bed which means no adapters will be needed. I personally like the A-Series because it has a set of 1" thick dual interlocking jaws which forms a very tight grip on the kingpin therefore making for a smooth ride, a one pin head removal system that allows for the hitch to be removed in two pieces which...
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  • Height Adjustment Range for Curt 16K 5th Wheel Hitch in a 2016 Ford F-350 Factory Prep Package
    I checked with Curt about 5th wheel trailer hitch # C16520-16020 for the 2016 Ford F-350 with the factory 5th wheel prep package. The hitch is adjustable from 17-1/2 inches - 21-1/2 inches measured from the pickup bed to the top of the hitch skid plate. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you.
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  • Recommended 16k 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-250 Short Bed With Puck System
    We do highly recommend using a sliding hitch with a short bed like you have on your 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty. Even if you didn't have issues with turning clearance before, it is better to have the sliding system and not need to use it; otherwise you could easily run into a situation where, when making a sharper turn than normal, your trailer crashes into your Ford's cab. Since the Pull-Rite you had looks to be a 16,000 lb capacity 5th wheel hitch, you can use the same capacity sliding...
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    It is not easy to make that call based a picture of a conventional-tow trailer in the same place. Just from looking at the picture it would SEEM that the Curt # C16520-16020 hitch would be ok. (It's going to be as ok as any other hitch) If you're just going to make the call by eyeball, take a look at your street and driveway and think, is the gutter your driving over here any different than one you will have to transverse to get into a gas station from the street? I spoke with my contact...
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  • Weight of Curt A16 Slider Hitch for Ford F-350 with OEM Rail Kit
    The total weight of the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package # C16520-16020 is 261 lbs.
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  • 5th Wheel Sliding Hitch for 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Short Bed
    For your short bed 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty with OEM prep package, I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package item # C16520-16020. This 5th wheel hitch and OEM mounting bracket combo will fit your truck perfectly. The A16 has an amazing dual jaw system which makes full contact with your king pin to give you a comfortable ride. This means that the back-and-forth chucking, bucking and jarring that you get when towing with lesser hitches won't...
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  • Base Dimensions of Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package
    The slider base of the Curt A16 Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch for Ford Pre Package part # C16520-16020 that you referenced is 32-1/2 inches wide and 20-1/2 inches front to back. Then from the rear puck to the rear of the assembly measures 12 inches.
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  • Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed with OEM Rail Kit
    The Curt E16 Slider part # C16515-16020 is a fit for the factory rail kit of your 2019 Ford F-250 short bed and easily has weight capacity for the trailer you mentioned. Now that said this is going to be a pretty noisy hitch setup since the jaw system uses a slide bar that doesn't hold the trailer's kin pin tightly at all. You'll feel the trailer hit the hitch every time you stop or take off. It's a little more money but the Curt A16 # C16520-16020 would be a much better option and is definitely...
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  • Does 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed Require Slider Hitch to Make Tight Turns
    For short bed trucks like your 2019 Ford F-250 with the OEM rail kit typically a slider hitch is needed to make sharp turns like the # C16520-16020 unless the trailer has a tapered nose designed for short bed turning clearance which is common on newer trailers. For a fixed version of this we have the # C16520-16017.
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  • Can Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch be Used in 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Long Bed With Factory Puck System
    The Curt 5th Wheel Round Tube Slider # C16020 that makes up the base of the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package # C16520-16020 will fit in the factory puck system of your 2019 Ford F-350 but I highly recommend getting a fixed hitch. The reason is that the moving parts in a sliding hitch are going to be noisier than a fixed hitch, as well as a lot heavier than a fixed hitch so it will be more difficult to install and remove from your F-350's truck bed. So...
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  • How to Tell If 2019 Ford F-250 Has Factory 5th Wheel Rail or Prep Package
    The factory rail/prep kit for the 2019 Ford F-250 refers to an integrated puck system in the bed that allows certain 5th wheel hitches or gooseneck balls to mount directly to them, eliminating the need for standard above-bed base rails like what are traditionally used to install a hitch. This allows for a completely clean bed once the hitch itself is removed and less moving parts so I definitely recommend going this route if able. I have attached an image of a factory puck system on Ford...
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  • Will Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch C16520-16020 Fit 2017 Ford F-250 with Factory Rail Kit
    The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # C16520-16020 referenced in your question is indeed confirmed to fit your 2017 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4 inch bed and the factory rail kit/puck system. This sliding hitch will attach directly to the OEM underbed platform on your truck. It has a gross towing capacity of 16,000 pounds and a nice interlocking 2-jaw system for excellent jaw-to-king-pin contact. I have attached a video demonstration on this product for you to check out. If you...
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  • Correct Curt A16 and Slider for 2020 Ford F-250 with OEM Prep Package
    For your 2020 Ford F-250 with the factory prep package, the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package, part # C16520-16020 would be the correct one. The height on the Curt A16 is adjustable from 17 to 21 inches (measured from top of the pickup bed floor to the top of the hitch skid plate). The fifth-wheel trailer hitch's 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...
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  • Sliding 16k 5th Wheel Hitch Recommended for 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Factory Rail Kit
    We have two sliding fifth wheel hitches rated for 16,000 pounds that fit directly into your 2019 Ford F-250's factory puck system: the Curt E16 # C16515-16020 and A16 # C16520-16020. The other 16k sliders require an adapter. Between the two Curt hitches I recommend the A16 because of the interlocking dual jaw. It's a much more secure connection than the slide-bar style of the E16 and takes out a lot of the rattle between the hitch and king pin. You specifically said a 16k but take a...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Rails that is Easier to Remove
    The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider # C16520-16020 weighs approximately 254 pounds and the Curt Q20 # C16530-16020 weighs in at 278 pounds. The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 is a bit heavier than both the Curt models at 289 pounds. All of these sliding 5th wheel hitches are confirmed to fit the factory rail kit on the 2017 Ford F-350 with a 6-3/4 foot bed. If weight is a concern, I do recommend looking at either of the Curt models. This is because on...
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  • How to Use a Demco Hijacker FWH-24P with Ford OEM Pucks
    The Demco Hijacker FWH-24P Hitch Head that you referenced could have came with either a UL base which mounts using horizontal rails or an SL base which using vertical rails. If you have the UL base then yes, you can use the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ford OEM part # DM6175. However, if you have the SL base then the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ford OEM will not work for you nor would there be a way to reuse this hitch on your 2018 Ford F-250 with the factory prep package. If...
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  • Weight And Slider Dimensions of the 2016 Ford F-350 B and W and Curt Hitches
    Slider hitches in general are pretty heavy, but they will allow you to make tight turns without cab interference so you won't break windows like you have been. The Companion part # BWRVK3370 which is the correct fit for your 2016 Ford F-350 weighs 266 lbs but can be disassembled to make removal and install easier. It has a slider footprint of 36" long x 32-5/16" wide. The Curt A16 part # C16520-16020 weighs 254 lbs total. It's foot print is 32-1/2" wide x 20-1/2" long
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  • Should Curt Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch Rollers be Greased
    You don't actually want to grease the tubes that the hitch slides along. Technically those tubes are really just guides for the hitch to go along. The actual part you want moving is the rollers going along those tubes. Now you can add a little white lithium grease, like part # L11354, on the shoulder bolts that hold the rollers in place. And I mean a little because it certainly doesn't need much. It's such a small amount that it isn't something Curt even mentions as far as regular...
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  • Options for Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a Short Bed Truck
    Your best option to gain turning clearance with the new 2017 Ford F-350 short bed with factory installed rails is to go to a sliding hitch, like the Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16520-16020 as example. This hitch is designed to fit the factory kit that will come with your truck and gives up to 12 inches of travel to help with the turning clearance. The only downside to this is that you need to get out of your truck to slide it, make your turn, and then get back out and move the...
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  • Quietest Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250 with Factory Rail Kit
    The A series of Curt fifth wheel hitches are actually an upgrade from the Q series and have a tighter grabbing jaw system so if anything going from an A16 to a Q20 would add more noise. The quietest option we have that fits the factory pucks of your 2019 Ford F-250 with the factory rail kit is going to be the B and W Companion Slider part # BWRVK3370. The Companion hitches have a reputation as being the best on the market due to how quiet they are (best jaw design), how well they are...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Ford F-250 Short Bed with OEM Prep Package
    Yes. Typically with a short bed truck like your 2020 Ford F-250 you will need a sliding hitch to help avoid contact with the truck cab when making some turns. The Curt A16 # C16520-16020 is a nice choice that will work in your OEM pucks and provide you with an additional 12" of travel when you get into tight spots. You will need to manually activate the slider on this hitch before you make the turn, so if you're not completely comfortable with judging when you'll need to engage a slider...
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