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  1. Fifth Wheel Hitch
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  3. Sliding Fifth Wheel
  4. 20000 lbs GTW
  5. OEM - Ford
  6. Cushioned 360-Degree
Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Alexander C says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a third brake light camera to see the color-coded latch indicators so you don't have to get in and out of your truck when hooking up
  • Tow often or for long treks over rough roads where you need something that will absorb road shock

No, if you:

  • Have a trailer with a rotating pin box, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, or 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • Carry cargo in your truck bed often and need a hitch that's easy to move
  • Would rather have an American-made hitch
Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate ease hookup. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform. 1-833-496-1390 to order CURT fifth wheel hitch part number C16530-16020 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16530-16020

  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • OEM - Ford
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 5000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate ease hookup. 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20,000 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
  • 10-Year limited warranty

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

Secure, 2-Piece Jaw

Q20 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, 2-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.

3-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).

Q20 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.

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.

16530 Curt Q20 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

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

Installation Details C16530-16020 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Customer Reviews

Curt Q20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider for Ford Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs - C16530-16020

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (469 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty hitch has a color-coded lock indicator for safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate ease hookup. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns and attaches to Ford OEM underbed platform.

2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

After watching a YouTube video, assembly wasn't a problem. Hitch seems ok, haven't used it enough yet. The one problem I Have at this time is the Curt decal on the hitch head was installed crooked . It looks like a kid put it on. If I can't get another one I'll tear that one off and repaint if needed

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

A great price shipped fast via freight. No issues with broken boxes as many others have mentioned. First fifth wheel for me, assembly and install into the factory Ford pucks was amazingly easy. Do not know for certain if the slider will be necessary for our new Arctic Wolf camper. We may swap out for stationary legs if we can get away with it. I love etrailer!

2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

I was pretty concerned because of some of the negative ratings regarding the shape that the package arrived. I am pleased to say that it arrive on the pallet in perfect shape , the boxes were not even scratched or dented. The hitch assembly was pretty straight forward however I did use Loctite on the allen screws and any other bolts that did not come with lock washers.Now for the performance of the hitch , I pulled my 38 foot toy hauler for the first time and it performed flawlessly. there was no chucking noises , or excessive bucking at all . The sliding feature was smooth and easy to operate , which is why I upgraded to this hitch in the first place .


Pros: I've been using this hitch for about a year to tow my 5th wheel, and I've probably hooked up to it about 20 times. It's a really great hitch, easy to work, and I really like the color coded features (red, yellow, and green) that show when the hitch is connected or not and ready to tow. I haven't used the slider so I can't comment on that other than it appears to be easy enough to use. I LOVE the puck system to install it in the bed of the truck.

As far as etrailer, they are great! They asked some questions to help me determine my needs, and then they provided a number of possible hitches. They were great about answering any questions I had. I've purchased several things from them in the past, and I HIGHLY recommend etrailer!!!

Cons: There were a few places in the installation documentation that could have been easier to decipher. There were several videos online showing how the product works, but I couldn't find anything showing how to put it together. This would have been extremely helpful. Also, CURT claims this is a two man lift and can be easily removed from the truck. NOT TRUE! This thing is HEAVY, but it's supposed to be. Unless you have a piece of equipment to help lift it you should plan on leaving it installed.

I apologize for the delayed response. I think Ive had the hitch for about two years now, and I use it to tow a fifth wheel RV quite a lot throughout the year with my Ford F-250. Its been a great hitch and is really easy to use. Probably the best part about it is that it uses the in-bed puck system. I have no regrets on this purchase.
Chad - 03/13/2019


i started to put the slider together and was sent the wrong hardware package, now i’m scrambling trying to vfind bolts that will work. the hitch itself looks like a good piece of equipment.

Hi Monty, Thanks for your feedback! Our customer service team will be reaching out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 04/22/2021
Hi Monty, Thanks for your feedback! Our customer service team will be reaching out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 04/22/2021


It goes together easily. I like that it has a visual positive lock with green and red markings. I have had no issues with engagement or disengagement very well made

Chevrolet Avalanche

Bought this Curt Q20, dropped right in place in our F350 with the preinstalled puck system, tow our Avalanche 320RS, easy hook up and easy discount. Love this setup. A great hitch with a great price from Etrailer


Great fit, easy install, all hardware included. Tows very well, Makes backing simple without the worry of hitting the truck cab in a very tight parking situation.

Rene Q - 04/04/2021


Very helpful on the phone call. Answered all my questions.

Works great! Didn’t need the slider like I thought I would, but have found it makes it much safer when hooking up with the extra clearance between tailgate and camper.
Randy - 02/08/2021


I have not unboxed the hitch yet, but with a quick look because of a little damage to the corners of the boxes, everything seems good.

I plan on using the sliding hitch in a 2019 F-350 short bed. Hopefully after all the reviews and information put out by etrailer the usage should be great.

The experience with etrailer has been remarkable.


Arrived as expected. Shipped and received in a timely manner

The more I use the hitch the better it works. Initially it was hard to hitch and unhitch. I have found it to work better when you get your height correct for hooking up. Slider is really good for tight spots I wouldnt chance damage to my truck or RV. It is heavy one should make sure you have a way of removing and installing it with some type of lift.
Vernon - 07/03/2021


Easy install works great I just wish it slide easier


I purchased this unit a year ago and could not be happier. It performs beautifully and is solidly made. Assembly and installation was a snap for me. I take out during periods of extended non-use and the process is simple both removing and re-installing. I would recommend highly.


Works great easy to use

2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I have not pulled with it yet, but seems to be pretty well built. My only complaint is the difficulty in assembly. Mounting the turret to the slider is definitely a two man job at the minimum.

2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

The hitch has work great and is very well constructed. It has allowed me to get in and out of tight places with a lot more ease.


Excellent customer service. Hitch arrived in 2 days


it is very hard to un hook I would not buy another one if I could send I back it would b there tomar total crap when come to un hooking

2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Been using it for a year now with no pr oblems!


Great hitch. Very easy to hook up.


Easy to install. Look forward to trying it


Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch

Couldn't give it anymore stars after I took the hitch out of the box and it was all scratched up. Always good when you spend xxx on a hitch to receive it in that condition

Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/17/2022


Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch

I purchased the Curt Q20 5th wheel hitch to tow a Cedar Creek Champagne with a 2016 Ram 3500 DRW. This hitch is easy to install with and easy to operate. I put it together in about an hour with one other person. I have towed about 2400 miles with it over the past few months and haven’t had any problems or noticeable wear. Don’t forget to retorque your bolts when you are supposed to!


Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch

Heavy duty!... pretty easy setup. Not the best instructions, but anyone with half decent mechanical ability can figure it out. You have to take the head off to torque the slider rails.

One year later… still going strong. Been up and down the east coast, from bar harbor, maine to key west, Florida… solid hitch here
Kevin - 09/03/2021


Review from a similar Q20 in Fifth Wheel Hitch

Like the way it mounted!Also liked the secondary safety latch system. Feels stable going down the road and it was easy to install!!

Working out great! Weve enjoyed many trips in our 5th and no issues at all.
Ford M - 04/11/2022

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