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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish

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Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT fifth wheel installation kit part number C16420-104 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - C16420-104

  • Above the Bed
  • Custom
  • CURT

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.


Features:

  • Custom brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Custom fit - brackets mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame
    • No drilling is required
    • Installation time is cut in half when compared with universal bracket systems
  • Kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have glossy black finish
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky
  • Assembled in USA


16420 and 16104 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Gloss Black Finish

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Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16420-104 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit with the gloss finish rails for the Dodge Ram and Ram trucks. This is a custom-fit part, it is designed to fit the 2003 to 2012 Dodge Ram and Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 series trucks with either the 6' bed or the 8' bed. On any custom-fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you if this part will work for your application. These custom brackets right here will mount beneath your truck bed, they provide the attachment points for your 5th wheel rails to attach to. These are custom-fit brackets, they mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame so that'll minimize the amount of drilling that's required and your installation time is cut in half when compared with the universal bracket systems. The base rails themselves attach to these mounting brackets, they will sit in the truck bed and they allow the installation of your 5th wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. These are visible, above bed rails. You can see they have a nice gloss finish to them.

This part includes everything shown here on the table. It includes the two above bed base rails, the four mounting brackets, all the mounting hardware you need to install everything, and a nice set of detailed instructions. This kit will work with 5th wheel hitches from Curt, DrawTite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley. That should do it for the review on the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit with the gloss finish rails for the Dodge Ram and Ram trucks.

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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish - C16420-104

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this vehicle-specific bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your vehicle. Includes everything you need for installation.

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Fit perfectly!




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Made to fit and easy to install.




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I wish they had a rating lower than poor. Product installation instructions are extremely poor. Kit is so universal it doesn't fit anything. The 90 minute installation time is just what it takes to read and try to figure out the poor instructions. Curt needs to have they documentation department actually do an installation based on their own instructions to find out just how bad they really are. I now know why the installation performed on my other truck looks so bad. I thought it was they installers, but it is actually the fault of the kit and the included materials. An engineer and toolmaker for 42 years proved to be my only saving grace. It is lucky for me I have a machine shop in my garage to make the parts that were needed to complete the installation. I would not recommend this kit to anyone, pro or novice. The only part of the instruction that was correct was when they tell you to drop the spare tire for better access. A major pain to install and to make safe. This issue is more with Curt and not with E-trailer.


Comments
I had to shim my installation on the front bracketsIt did not make sense the shimmingIf you installed it the way the installation showed it would have crusted the bed down8 BLIPPING hr. install up down up down up down up down on and onrear bracket are good though SUCKED
-- comment by: Flynn - 06/16/2013



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Great product second one first was a ford 250 worked great got the custom set up .The next was for a dodge 3500 crew duelly 2011 ordered it on a Wednesday got it Friday afternoon that was fast shipping have not installed it yet but the kit is a custom for my truck came as stated all parts accounted for will use this company every time oh a shout out to my sales girl Renee she was A great help kit No. was C16420-104 for Curt K16




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Excellent product. I had to enlarge a frame hole in order to get the necessary pieces in. A long screwdriver and a strong punch helped get the tube spacers in place. It took me longer than 90 minutes to install, but it was not a problem. I would buy the exact same thing again. Ordered late Wed. night and I had it on Monday. Great product, great service.




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Installation went smooth and rails work as they should.




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Sales rep was courteous and friendly, new what i needed and got it to me fast. UPS delivered the package with the top of the box completely open, I’m hoping all the parts are still there.




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The video is priceless, without it the install would be more difficult. The quality of the kit is high. I'd recommend it for any Dodge owner.




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Thank you for the speedy shipment. I ordered it late Saturday evening and received it Monday am . When I need more for my camper you will surely get another order.




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The product arrived in good condition, on time and all parts were in the package. I haven't installed it yet but see no problems.




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Got exactly what I needed fast. I’ll be using them again




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no problems and fast shipping thanks r>




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Just as ordered



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  • Can Curt Brackets be Used with Husky Rails and an RBW 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Dodge Ram
    I cannot recommend mixing brackets and rails from different manufacturers because there is no way to determine the actual compatibility or capacity. I recommend going with a complete bracket and rail kit. That way you will know for sure that everything is compatible and you will have all new parts. We do know that the RBW Lil Rocker will fit in Reese and Curt rails but cannot confirm the fit of any other RBW hitch. You will need to go by the mounting requirements of the hitch and compare...
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  • Curt Below Bed 5th Wheel Installation Kit Brackets for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 with 8 Foot Bed
    If you have Curt above the bed 5th wheel rails like in kit # C16420-104 that you have referenced then the correct brackets for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 long bed are # C16420. However, if you have rails from a different manufacturer, you have to match the bracket manufacturer with the rail manufacture. You cannot mix manufacturers because the parts have not been tested together and the capacity of the system will be unknown. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the...
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  • Will Curt 5th Wheel Install Kit # C16420-104 Fit 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Bighorn with RBW Lil Rocker
    The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram, part # C16420-104, will fit both the 6-foot and 8-foot bed in the 2006 2500 series, and also fits both regular and Mega cab models. My technical contact at Curt advised that the rails will work with your RBW Lil Rocker hitch if its mounting legs measure 22-inches from front to back, and either 22-1/2 or 29-inches from side to side (measured from one leg center to the other). There is no compatibility issue with your planned...
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  • Comparing Tow Rating of Towing Vehicle to GVWR of the Trailer Being Towed
    From a capacity point of view the truck and hitch only need to be rated high enough for the weight of the trailer when it is loaded and ready to tow. This is always going to be higher than the dry weight of the trailer because it is empty. If the gross trailer weight and tongue weight when loaded and ready to tow are below the capacity of the truck and hitch then you are safe. There is also something called gross combined weight rating. This is the most that both the truck and trailer...
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  • Dimensions for Placing Bed Rails of Curt Fifth Wheel Install Kit # C16420-104 on 2011 Dodge Ram
    The Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch Install Kit you referenced, part # C16420-104 is designed for 2500 and 3500 series trucks with 6 or 8 foot beds. When properly installed, the back of the rear-most bed rail will be 26-3/4 inches forward of the rear edge of the bed (not the rear edge of the tailgate) for a 6 foot bed. For an 8 foot bed, the measurement would be 28-3/8 inches. When installed, the king pin of the fifth-wheel will be directly over the center line of the rear truck axle. These dimensions...
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  • Will the Curt Fifth Wheel Kit Part # C16420-104 Fit a 2012 Ram 3500
    Yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16420-104 is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Ram 3500 with the 6-1/2' bed. I checked this Curt as well. The kit is a custom fit so no drilling in the frame rail will be required. I have attached a sample install video for you.
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  • Does Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit C16420-104 Include Rails
    Yes, the Curt fifth wheel rail and bracket kit part # C16420-104 that you referenced does include fifth wheel rails. It comes with all of the hardware needed to install them too. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rails For RBW Lil Rocker Fifth Wheel Hitch
    yes, the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit part # C16420-104 are industry standard rails which is what the RBW Lil Rocker needs to fit. You will not have any issues using the RBW Lil Rocker on these rails. They are designed for a 2003 to 2012 Dodge Ram and Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 series trucks with either the 6' bed or the 8' bed.
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  • Is a Curt E16 Hitch Compatible with the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram
    The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram # C16420-104 will provide you with a set of Industry Standard Rails (ISR). As long as your Curt E16 5th wheel hitch uses industry standard attachment points then the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram # C16420-104 will work with the Curt E16 Hitch.
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  • Finish Difference Between the Curt Custom Install Kits for the 2012 Ram 3500
    The difference between the Curt rails # C16420-204 and the # C16420-104 is in the finish of the rails. The # C16420-204 has a carbide finish which is more of a matte finish whereas the # C16420-104 has a gloss finish. Either will work fine for you, the choice comes down to which finish you would rather see in the bed of your 2012 Ram 3500 Laramie. These rail kits are confirmed to work with Reese hitches and should work well with your Reese 5th Wheel Hitch.
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  • Installing Curt 20K 5th Wheel Hitch Using Custom Brackets for 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
    A universal 5th wheel base rail kit, such as the Curt # C16100, will fit a wide variety of pickups and so can be moved from the 2006 Ford F350 to your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 with 8-foot bed. Universal base rail kits like this tend to take longer to install and require more drilling than custom kits. We do offer vehicle-specific custom install kits that use under-bed brackets intended specifically for your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500. These custom brackets will cut your install time in half. You...
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  • Replacement Puck Plug Covers for a Reese Elite Rail Kit
    It sounds like you have a Reese Elite or Signature Series hitch in the bed of your truck. The replacement plugs that you would insert into the pucks of the hitch prep package would be the # 58199 sold in pairs.
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch and Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500
    When selecting a 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit, I always advise getting a custom fit kit over a universal fit kit. The reason is that for a little more money, you get an installation kit that was designed to fit your specific truck which makes installation easier and takes about half the time to install over a universal kit. For your short bed 2012 Dodge Ram 3500, there are several options. The Curt installation kit, # C16420-104, that you have referenced is a good choice. With...
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  • Curt Custom 5th Wheel Rail Kit Fit for 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4
    The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Gloss Finish # C16426-104 are not a fit for your 2007 Ram 2500. That kit is for newer Ram models. Instead you will want the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Dodge Ram - Carbide Finish # C16420-204 or gloss finish # C16420-104. You also may be interested in the Curt 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Custom Wiring Harness w/ 7-Pole Connector - 7' Long # C56071 to add a second 7-way to your vehicle for easy connection access.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Bracket Kit Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500
    For your 2014 Ram 2500 you will need a new bracket kit to install your hitch and rails in your vehicle. There was a lot of changes to the Rams from 2011 to 2014 so there is no safe way to adapt your old rails to your new vehicle. For your 2014 you would want the Curt Bracket Kit # C16427. This will provide you with the correct bracket kit to attach your industry standard Curt rails in your 2014 Ram.
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Options for a 2014 Ram 3500 with OEM 5th Wheel Prep Package
    Your best option is to go with the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package # BWRVK3600. I spoke with my contact at B&W Trailer Hitches who confirmed that it is compatible with a Reese Fifth Airborne Sidewinder on a 2014 Ram 3500 that has the factory installed fifth wheel prep package. When the hitch is removed you will have complete access to the bed. This will allow you to get all of the options you want except the Ram Box. At present there are no fits for a bed...
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  • Adapter for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2014 Ram 2500 Long Bed with Factory Prep Package
    Since your 2014 Ram 2500 long bed has the factory 5th wheel prep package you will need to use adapter # RP30154. This adapter will fit in the factory holes in the truck and will accept 5th wheel trailer hitches that fit in industry standard above the bed rails. The mounting tabs on the hitch feet that mount to the rails will need to be approximately 22 inches on center front to back and either 20-1/2 or 29 inches apart on center side to side to fit the adapter. I have included these measurements...
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  • Reese Underbed Rail Adapter Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 2500 Crew Short Bed
    Yes there is, you will want the Reese adapter # RP30154 for Rams with the OEM prep package. Any Reese, Draw-Tite, Curt, Valley, or Husky 5th wheel trailer hitch like your Husky 16K that fits in above the bed rails will fit in this adapter. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Will a Reese 16K Slider Hitch Fit Curt 5th Wheel Rails in a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500
    Yes. Your Pro Series 16K 5th wheel trailer hitch # RP30075 will fit the rails in Curt installation kit # C16420-104 for your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The hitch base fits industry standard rails and the Curt rails are indeed industry standard. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of the Curt kit.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Adapter Recommendation to Fit Curt Hitch to 2016 Ram 3500 Factory Rail Kit
    It sounds like you may be looking for the Mopar factory rail kit adapter part # RP30154 which will adapt the rail kit you have in the bed of your 2016 Ram 3500 to fit industry standard fifth wheel rails like what your older style Curt hitch would be designed to fit. I attached a review video for this adapter for you to check out as well.
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  • CURT 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit Positioning for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Long Bed Dually
    A 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually with no overload springs would be a rare truck. I would double check with the dealer (have them run the VIN) to make sure just in case. Right now, there is only one installation kit that will fit the 2012 Dodge Ram 3500, with or without overload springs. It is the CURT Custom Installation Kit, # C16420-104. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. The instructions include a diagram showing rail placement. The rear edge of the back rail...
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  • What is the Correct 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
    It is not recommended to mix bracket and rail manufacturers because they have not been tested together and there is no way to tell how they will perform and what the weight capacity will be. In terms of fitting together, they will probably fit, but I urge you to use CURT brackets with CURT rails to be on the safe side. Considering what you will be towing, a 5th wheel trailer, you will want to be as safe as possible. A bracket kit will come with the hardware required to install just the...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2014 Ram 2500
    For your 2014 Ram 2500 you can use Curt custom 5th wheel installation kit # C16427-204. It will accept 5th wheel hitches that fit in industry standard rails such as those from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley, among others.
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  • What 5th Wheel Hitch Fits 2003 Dodge Ram Short Bed Pulling 32 Foot 5th Wheel Trailer
    In my research I have found that the Curt 16,000 lb 5th Wheel Hitch # 16516 should be a good choice to pull your 32 foot fifth wheel trailer. If you find your tow weights are close to or higher than the 16,000 lb unit, you will want to check out a 20,000 lb unit such as Curt # C16536. Because you have a short bed truck you will want the slider hitch to give you the necessary clearance so you will be able to maneuver 90 degree turns without clearance problems. I have attached a FAQ article...
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