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Curt CrossWing Lightweight 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20K

Curt CrossWing Lightweight 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20K

Item # C86JR
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Get the same heavy-duty hauling power that you expect from a 5th-wheel hitch, but in an easy-to-lift unit that you can remove by yourself. Innovative coupling system makes it easier than ever to hitch up, especially with a 3rd-brake-light camera. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT fifth wheel hitch part number C86JR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt CrossWing Lightweight 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20K. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Hitch - C86JR

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • CURT
  • Above Bed Rails
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • 5000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 16-3/8 - 20-3/8 Inch Tall

Get the same heavy-duty hauling power that you expect from a 5th-wheel hitch, but in an easy-to-lift unit that you can remove by yourself. Innovative coupling system makes it easier than ever to hitch up, especially with a 3rd-brake-light camera.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Lightweight build makes installation and removal quick and easy
    • 65-Percent lighter than most traditional 5th-wheel hitches
    • Built-in grip points make lifting the hitch effortless
  • Unique, 2-piece design allows for fast, easy coupling
    • Pin box coupler bolts around your trailer's king pin to create a new connection point
    • Open-faced hitch head allows you to see the pin box coupler as it slides into place
    • Easy-to-see contact surface is angled for perfect viewing from your backup camera
  • Shock-absorbing, cushioned isolator dampens chucking, jarring, bumps, and vibrations
    • Rattling is further reduced by eliminating the traditional jaw-to-king-pin connection
  • Fully articulating head provides precise and controlled coupling on uneven terrain
  • Improved cab clearance for safer turning with 5" offset
  • Included lube plate allows for smoother turning of king pin inside coupler
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Simple installation with industry-standard base rails and installation kit (sold separately)
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed base rails
  • SAE J2638 certified
  • Sturdy steel construction with corrosion-resistant, carbide black powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs
  • Offset: 5"
  • Height adjustment: 16-3/8" to 20-3/8"
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Is not compatible with Curt X5 5th-wheel base rail adapter (16210).


Heavy-Duty Perfomance in a Lightweight Package

Curt CrossWing

When you think of a fifth-wheel hitch, you probably think of a cumbersome, heavy-duty piece of equipment that sits in your truck bed and stays there because of the tremendous effort it takes to remove it. Well, the Curt CrossWing offers the same rugged performance and heavy-duty hauling power that you'd expect from a fifth-wheel hitch, but it's lightweight enough to be easily moved in and out of your truck. This hitch weighs just 60 lbs, which is 65-percent lighter than a standard hitch. But while it may be lightweight, no sacrifices were made in the quality of its construction. The CrossWing features premium steel and a reinforced head connection point that offers superior strength and reliability for towing loads up to 20,000 lbs.


Fast and Easy Coupling

If you've ever towed a 5th-wheel trailer, you know that the coupling process can be a hassle because of the precision required to ensure a proper connection. You have to painstakingly guide the hitch's pincer-like jaws around a small, cylindrical king pin, which is easier said than done. Coupling can be such a finicky process, that some 5th-wheel hitches even use a color-coded indicator to alert you when you're properly connected.


An improper connection can result in high pinning, which is when the king pin on the trailer looks like it's in the jaws, but it's actually sitting higher than the fifth-wheel hitch. With the CrossWing, high pinning and finicky coupling are things of the past.


Curt CrossWing Coupler Piece

This is thanks to the wedge-shaped coupler piece that bolts around your trailer's king pin and remains there, separate from the hitch base. Not only does this further cut down on the weight of the hitch, but it also ensures that you don't get the rattling that occurs when a king pin sits inside of the jaws on a traditional hitch.


Curt CrossWing Contact Point

When hooking up with the Curt CrossWing you can clearly see when the bolted-on pin box coupler is in place in the hitch base head from the comfort of your truck cab. The contact point of the head is a large, open-faced funnel that makes it easy to guide the coupler into place as you back into it. This funnel-shaped head also allows for fore, aft, and lateral articulation, so you can easily hitch up on uneven terrain.


This already simplified process of coupling with the Curt CrossWing is made even easier when paired with a 3rd-brake-light backup camera. The positioning of the CrossWing and the angle of its head lines up perfectly with this type of backup camera, allowing you to watch the coupler as it glides into place. Once the pin box coupler is nestled within the head channel, all you have to do is lock it into place with the easy-to-reach, ergonomic handle.


Shock Absorbing ShockDrop Technology

The CrossWing features Curt's innovative ShockDrop technology, which is engineered to suppress jerking, jarring, and chucking while you're towing. This durable, polyurethane material sits at the pivot point of the hitch head and absorbs excess shock so that it doesn't transfer from the truck to your trailer or vice versa. The result is increased control and comfort as you tow, as well as less wear and tear on your towing setup.



16600 Curt Cross Wing Light Weight Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20,000 lbs

Installation Details C86JR Installation instructions



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Curt CrossWing Lightweight 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - 20K - C86JR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

Get the same heavy-duty hauling power that you expect from a 5th-wheel hitch, but in an easy-to-lift unit that you can remove by yourself. Innovative coupling system makes it easier than ever to hitch up, especially with a 3rd-brake-light camera.

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I recently switched to the Crosswing from a Curt Q16 slider hitch. I loved the Q16 other than the weight of it. My loaded trailer weight is around 11,500 pounds. The Crosswing is a very stout hitch, and is extremely easy to hitch and unhitch, even at slight angles. While towing, I have noticed that it is quieter than the Q16 and chucking was nearly eliminated. I have to make a fairly tight turn in my Cul-de-sac, especially if there are cars parked on the street which I always slid the Q16 back while turning. I was worried about this but had no problem making the turn. The truck and trailer were close to a 90 degree angle and I still had over 6 inches between the cab and the front cap (2019 Silverado 2500HD short bed). I would definitely recommend this hitch.



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Super impressed with the Curt Crosswing hitch. It’s light enough for a child to handle. Coupling and uncoupling so far has been extremely easy. Takes up far less space than a traditional sliding 5th wheel.



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The Crosswing hitch arrived promptly from etrailer. The hitch is of good quality and functions well. Etrailer customer service has been great throughout! Highly recommended.



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Fantastic hitch that is heavy duty enough for our 5th wheel but still lightweight enough to remove easily. The hookup and disconnect process is also much easier than our previous traditional kingpin 5th wheel sliding setup



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I have 4 stars for one reason. The locking handle is too short. I have dually and am 6'4!" And need to use a step platform to reach the lock pin and handle.



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I am a new 5th wheel owner, who is also a 52yr old female, so I wanted/needed something that I could understand and easy to take out on my own. I just picked up my 5th wheel and my older 2005 dodge 2500 (8' bed) truck was a hard to find a good fit. I completely recommend this hitch. It has enough adjustments for my truck to tow my 5th wheel level and never once did I have to worry about the truck bed or my back window as this keeps everything up and away. To hook it up was just as easy as I could see everything just like the video shows. Very happy with this purchase.



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Why didn't I do this sooner!. This has been the best investment in quite some time. I am totally impressed with this hitch (and Ram adapters for the puck system). I swapped out a Curt A20, heavy son of gun, but good hitch. Just couldn't use my bed. At 67 years old, hard to remove the thing. This hitch I can lift with one hand. Hitching and unhitching are a breeze. And removal is as simple as 4 levers or 4 pins. We've put over 6000 miles pulling a Grand Design Reflection 320MKS, about 13K loaded. No issues with the hitch at all. I highly recommend this hitch. What a difference.



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This hitch is the best. Very lite and the wink allows me to hitch up easier



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Easy as pie to install.. check out my before and after pics. 20 minutes at most to install. NO MORE HURTING MY BACK!



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Very pleased with product. Excited for the start of camping season so I can try it out. Delivery of hitch was very timely.



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On my third delayed delivery, still without product. Had to change plans due to unknown arrival



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exactly what it said it would be. Came in a well packed box and box was in good shape, all parts were in box no scratches. Haven't got to try it yet but will give an update when I do.



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Excellent service and fast shipping.
Thank
you



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Received earlier and undamaged!
Than
ks
Mike



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Donald

8/5/2023

Thank you for letting me review it. After almost 10k miles the towing experience is great. It feels like the trailer and truck are one in the same. several weeks ago I removed the head unit off the pin box and found some wear on the bolts that hold it on the pin and also much scraping on the head unit itself where the pin fits through.I ordered new bolts through etrailer because one bolt has to much wear. I contacted Curt with pictures however I never did receive a response about the wear of the bolt in the head unit. That was disappointing and unprofessional.Anything wearing the diameter down on a grade 8 bolt is a concern. Just be aware and check your wedge or head unit on and off. Here is the reason in my opinion. Todays trucks have high bed walls. This can often lead to an adjustment up on the hitch itself giving a nose up profile of the 5th wheel. This on turn exacts additional pressure on the rear grade 8 bolt on the head unit. For me at least at this time the great towing experience outweighs a decreased service life of one grade 8 bolt.



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