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Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt fifth wheel hitch part number C16545-16021 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16545-16021

  • Curt
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Hitch Only
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 6000 lbs TW
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 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
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • 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


Specs:

  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14" - 18"
  • Warranty:
    • 10-Year limited for hitch
    • Limited lifetime for legs


Note: This fifth-wheel trailer hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder.


Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, 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

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).


Q24 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.



16047 Curt Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram OEM Towing Package

16545 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16021 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel RV Hitch Legs for Dodge Ram Trucks with Factory Towing Prep Package - 24,000 lbs

Installation Details C16545-16021 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions C16545-16021 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16545-16021

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (330 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Self-aligning, pivoting head and included lube plate make hookup a snap. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.

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2020 Ram 3500

Boxes were beat but the hitch was perfect! Fit is excellent, there was only a minor tightness on the drop in portion of the install. After driving with it installed, unhitched, the fit is perfect. Be sure to grease the load bar as it comes dry. The zirk fittings are hidden but labeled for use. Have a fixed neck grease gun to access them. The hitch, less the wheel plate is still heavy and a 2 person pull from the bed. All things considered, it beats a flat plate hitch hands down.



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

I installed this into the 5th wheel prep package that comes on a 2016 Ram 3500. Although I installed the prep package myself, the CURT system dropped right in. It took me about 90 min to assemble and install the hitch system in my truck with very little adjustment. The directions were easy to follow and felt it all went very smooth. When O was finished I hooked up my RV w/o any problems. I am very pleased with this set up and would definitely install it again. The only drawback it the weight but it's to be expected w/ a 25k lb system


Comments
Great. A little heavy to be taking in and out but i have a hoist system in place now
Brian M - 04/15/2017



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Fantastic customer service! My 5th wheel hitch box was damaged in shipping and the fastener kit fell out of the box prior to delivery. I called customer support and the response was great! They checked on the parts availability and shipped the missing bolts and washers immediately - they even included extras of anything I’d need. It was a real pleasure doing business with these pros!



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Quick shipping. Installed by myself in about 2hrs. Extra hand would have been nice. Connected my 36’ fifth wheel today for first time today. Very smooth connection and no banging metal noises like my Reese budget 15 or 16 k that was installed when I bought my camper. Will take it on the road in a few days for a quick camping trip. Just moving camper around my yard I can tell it’s a much better hitch.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

OUTSTANDING! From customer service to delivery. Ordered the hitch on a Saturday evening and received an email stating they did not have the legs for my hitch to fit in my RAM, but would contact dealer first thing Monday morning. Monday I receive another email that the parts had shipped. Tuesday I picked up the hitch and installed it in less than an hour! Total time from shipping to receiving was less than 30 hours! Super easy! Thank You etrailer.com! You have my business.


Comments
Love it! Working great so far. Will give it another test tomorrow as we pull out on vacation
Michael I - 12/12/2017



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2014 Ram 3500

Received the hitch in a few days from purchase, the boxes were beat up a bit but the contents were perfect. Assembled the hitch to the legs, then dropped it into the OEM pucks in the truck. A few quick adjustments to the locking legs and it was in place. First hookup to my trailer was a breeze, I had the hitch on the lowest setting and it was right at the right height for my trailer. Lined up and backed in, the locking mechanism snapped into place immediately, flipped the locking lever and put the snap ring in place and was ready to go. Unhooking was just as easy, no pressure on the jaws and it slid open and the trailer was free. Great value for such a heavy hitch, would buy again, etrailer was fantastic to deal with as well.



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Received item quickly. It was packaged well and was a breeze to put onto the truck. I am a first time RV owner. This hitch will let you know if you are hooked up correctly by the color coding. When I was at the dealership picking up my 5th wheel the tech stated that it was hitched when in fact it was showing yellow and was not. If I would not have had this hitch I would have believed the tech and possibly damaged my new 5th wheel. I would highly recommend this hitch to anyone looking for a good quality fool proof hitch.



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Perfect fit! Fast shipping! Caleb was very easy to talk to. Knowledgeable! As far as assembly.. piece of cake. Not even 15 minutes. I would highly recommend this product!!! Oh...I actually installed this on a 2016 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab short box with no slider. Wouldn't recommend it with an older fifth wheel.



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Great product!! Install took about 30 min and ready to tow my 5th wheel. Thanks Curt Products.



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2016 Ram 3500

Easy assembly and installation. Very happy with the performance. A definite good buy.



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2016 Ram 3500

Looks great and was easy to install! Going to make pulling my fifth wheel a breeze.



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2014 Ram 3500

This hitch fits like a glove! Super easy install, 6 bolts to install, base only fits one way drop in the factory holes tighten down then slide the plate into place and done. Very inpressed with how well put together the product is very happy with my Q24 truck won't take that much pulling weight but the price for the best is more security.



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I purchased the curt q24 fifth wheel hitch a year ago, cant say anything but great things about it, matched up perfectly with my 2016 Ram OEM hook up, the swivel head is amazing and finally a hitch that doesn't make all kinds of noise (metal on metal) like my old hitch did, in closing great hitch and great service from etrailer.



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2017 Ram 3500

I've used this hitch twice now and it works fantastic.


Comments
It works great. Best 5th wheel hitch Ive owned.
Richard - 04/16/2019



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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

Installed this hitch in a 2018 RAM 3500 dually and really like the way that the pucks hook up in the bed. Much quieter than the older hook up with a rail in the bed. The Curt hitches have color coded the lever to indicate open or closed when you back into the hitch. This is seen from the driver's seat and you don't have to get out to check. Solid hook up to the trailer and I really like this hitch. Easy to hook up and unhook.



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2018 Ram 3500

Product arrived in less that two days. Shipping boxes were in good shape, Hitch and rails were exactly as expected. Unpacked and assembled in less than an hour. I am extremely pleased with this purchase and the product!



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Dodge

We have used this 5th wheel to pull our 41 foot camper for over a year now. Not only is it easy to put in and take out of our dodge, but it is sturdy enough to handle the job thrown at it. Our family highly recommends the Curt hitch when in the market for a 5th wheel hitch.


Comments
Still fantastic after 2 years!
Jennifer P - 09/27/2019



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Works fine towing 16k lb 5th wheel. Unfortunately it calls for graphite grease instead of the universal red grease used for the rest of the setup (RV suspension etc.) so you have to carry 2 grease guns.



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2015 Ram 3500

Received the hitch with all the parts and easy to install. Deliver had some problems UPS left both packages in driveway. Someone used about half a box of staples so unpacking was difficult. Hole in the box but all parts were there. The video says it's easy to remove the fifth wheel by two pins and cap. What they don't say is the rubber holding the shaft will need wd40 and a pry bar to get it apart. Good thing rubber part is available. This is a well made hitch just had some shipping problems.



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It went together great,slight adjustment on 2 legs so that all 4 legs had the same tension. Went for a drive with 5th wheel all works great. Thanks Sam



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Installed in 2016 Dodge Ram 3500, pulling a 36' Hitchhiker DA through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Love the ease of connection and security of the double-locking jaws. The red-yellow-green color indicator is a good feature to show when the jaws are locked and ready to go or open and ready to hook-up. I like the safety pin that can be padlocked to keep the release handle from being pulled by someone in the parking lot. This isn't the first 5th wheel hitch I have owned but I plan on it being the last. Great hitch.


Comments
Have made several long trips and several shorter trips and couldnt happier with the hitch. Easy connect/disconnect and the double-jaw lock gives the assurance the trailer will arrive at the same time the truck does. Have had several other 5th-wheel hitches but none came close to this product.
Gabbygab - 02/20/2018



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2020 Ram 3500

The Curt Q24 is a great product and very reliable.



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The hitch seems to work fine for my truck/trailer. It's a heavyweight to be sure but I'll make a simple overhead hoist to lift it up while I drive under it. Piece of cake. I wanted to throw a word out there regarding shipping time. I ordered the hitch on Tuesday afternoon. It showed up at my door on Thursday afternoon. How can you possibly beat that??? I'd give etrailer.com five stars just for that!!! I'll be looking for a gooseneck hitch in the next month. Guess where I'm shopping for it?


Comments
After a year of using the fifth wheel hitch Ive had no problems or issues. Still very satisfied.
Jeff C - 09/22/2018



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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

Ordered the hitch, received it in a couple of days, installed it in my 2018 ram 3500 4x4 and now im ready to go camping.



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It took a little time to get use to being it is our first fifth wheel, but now its easy peasy. Where very pleased with this model


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