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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F150 - Carbide Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F150 - Carbide Finish

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Install your fifth wheel trailer hitch in half the time with this custom bracket kit. Requires no drilling and provides a custom fit for your . Includes everything you need for installation. 1-833-496-1390 to order CURT fifth wheel installation kit part number C16441-204 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F150 - Carbide Finish. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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2005 Ford F-150 - Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F150 - Carbide Finish

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


  • 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, compared with universal bracket systems
  • Complete kit includes brackets, rails and hardware
  • Visible rails have carbide finish to match your Curt Q5 fifth wheel hitch
  • Compatible hitches - Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky 5th wheel hitches

16441 & 16204 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Carbide Finish

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Video Transcript for Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16441-204 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with the Carbide Finish Rail for the Ford F-150 truck. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2004 to 2014 Ford F-150 trucks with either the 6 1/2 foot bed or the 8 foot bed. Now 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, model, vehicle, and it will show if this will work for your application. Now these custom brackets right here are designed to mount beneath your truck bed. They provide the attachment points for your fifth wheel rails to attach to. Now these are custom fit brackets.

They mount to existing holes in your vehicles frame. This will help minimize the amount of drilling that's required and the installation time is cut in half when compared with the universal bracket systems. Now the base rails themselves right here, these are what will attach to the mounting brackets. The base rails are what will sit in your truck bed and allows the installation of your fifth wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. These are visible above bed rails. Now this part number happens to have nice carbide finish to them and this part does include everything shown here on the table.

The two above bed base rails, the two mounting brackets, one for each side of the vehicle, all the mounting hardware needed to install everything, and a nice set of detailed instructions. Now this kit will work with fifth wheel hitches from Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reece, and Valley. That should do it for the review on the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with the Carbide Finish Rails for the Ford F-150 trucks.

Customer Reviews

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F150 - Carbide Finish - C16441-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

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

2006 Ford F-150

I love the Curtis fifth wheel hitch for my F150 2006 Ford it was easy to install and easy to use pulls great no problems at all thank you

Ronald B - 03/02/2022


So far so good haven’t had a chance to install yet but will update when I do. Everything was came in 2 boxes but looks like shipping company had a hard time with it lol boxes were pretty rough shap but looks like nothing is missing

2006 Ford F-150

Great kit, had a hitch already and just neede the plates and brakets for the frame so this kit was perfect. nice hardware, clear instructions and fit perfect, would definately buy again

2014 Ford F-150

Order arrived very quickly. Package and contents in great shape. Have not installed as of yet because still waiting on the ORDERED NEW Truck. Have test fitted to another like vehicle and see no problems. Have also test fitted my older Reese 14K 5th wheel hitch to the Curt rails, again no problems. Appear identical except for 3 additional holes in each base rail as compared to the original Reese rails. Have ordered from before and always satisfied with there products, service, quality, timeliness, and more.

2013 Ford F-150

Installed in 2013 F-150 61/2 ft bed. Everything fit as it should. Directions were pretty straight forward. Have a long handled 3/4 open or box end wrench on hand. No room for ratchet . Lightly tape front nuts and spacers together and slide under bolt and start threads from above. They are carriage bolts but long enough to start threads. You'll see what I mean. All parts included, frame brackets fit perfectly. Very satisfied with Curt c16441-204 fifth wheel installation kit and etrailer. I've dealt with etrailer before and never had a problem.


Ellen was very good assisting me with my first purchase from etrailer.
We discussed options about 5th wheels vs gooseneck with adapter.
The recommendation was a fifth wheel, then she suggested the curt with 360 swivel and cushioned. I have been greatly pleased with this setup.
My wife and I completed the installion in 3 1/2 hrs.
I'll be doing more business with etrailer.
Thanks James
Note: have pulled 6000 lb camper about 3 trips, handles great

2014 Ford F-150

I have been using this hitch for a year now. Very easy smooth operation. There is a little noise when towing, but after I added some grease, It has been a pretty quiet hitch. Easy installation with the large brackets and very solid.


Great service and speedy shipping, they will get you the right parts!

2010 Ford F-150

Had products within 5 days and this including Saturday and Sunday. The mounting brackets match up to truck perfectly. only needed to remove the spare tire. did right on the floor of my garage. It was a two person operation getting bolts. total worth spending extra to avoid drilling in to the frame. 3 to 4 hours to complete project. that includes installing the hitch and clean up.


Got the fifth wheel home (3 hr trip) after purchase, then it sat for the last year. No issues except no place to go for a year. Hopefully, this year will be better,


The brackets went on the frame with the help of included wire devices to thred the bolts through the frame existing holes. They support the rails nicely and have performed as advertised. I would buy them again.


Great easy to install hawever no longer own but will be buying from etrailer for next set on new truck.

Was easy to install
Jonathon - 02/08/2020

Ford F-150

This is an excellent product at an excellent price. Shipping price was very good also! I have recommended to all my family and friends.

Ford F-150

The product was very well built. It was a fairly easy install on my F-150, the only real problem was installing the front bolt of the rail it is in a tight area. Price was exceptional compared to local RV store, I like buying local but $100 dollars in savings had to buy at etrailer. Sales staff excellent and price awesome!

2010 Ford F-150

Great product for the price! Fit my 2010 F150. Really easy to install.

2013 Ford F-150

Installed in my 2013 f150. Everthing fit perfectly. Very pleased. It took longer than I figured because I have the plastic wheel wells on this pickup. And they dont come out easily. So worked around them.

2014 Ford F-150

The product was received in three days and was well packaged. The hitch mounting kit fit perfectly and was easy to install.


Nice install everything fit just right. Product is everything they said instructions were clear and easy to follow. The shipping was right on time and everyone at Etrailer was very helpful I would order from them again .


Perfect fit great packaging. Not quite sure how to torque the bolts when you can’t get a socket between the frame and bracket thanks very good website


All was great


Kit came on day promised. Assembled easily with instructions provided. Karen in customer service was very helpful and more than willing to spend as much time as needed to make Sure i ordered what I needed


The product I was sent did not fit my vehicle I had no problem returning it. Every one I talked to was very helpful Katie and tori you were great. Thank you

2004 Ford F-150

Excellent product and easy installation.


Perfect for my application

2013 Ford F-150

works great

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  • Which Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Brackets Fit a 2010 Ford F-150
    The Curt 5th wheel installation brackets # C16441 are a fit for the 2010 Ford F-150 6-1/2 foot and 8 foot beds. These are just the brackets though and do not include the rails. Brackets and rails from different manufacturers should not be mixed because the capacity cannot be verified and they have not been tested together. For the complete kit use # C16441-204. Instructions are included. They are also linked on this page and on the product page on the right hand side. Look for the wrench icon.
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  • Will a Reese 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Curt Installation Kit on a 2011 Ford F-150 Short Bed
    The Curt under bed brackets, # C16441 do fit your 2011 Ford F-150 short bed but they are just the under bed brackets and not the whole installation kit. For the whole installation kit that includes the brackets, rails, and hardware, use # C16441-204. The rails included are industry standard rails and they will accept your Reese 16K 5th wheel trailer hitch.
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  • Recommended Custom Base Rail Kit For A 2004 Ford F-150
    For your 2004 Ford F-150 you could use the Curt Custom, No-Drill Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit for Ford F150 # C16441 but these do require Curt branded base rails so you'd be better off just getting the whole kit with # C16441-204.
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  • Will a Hijacker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Curt Installation Kit in a 2013 Ford F-150 Supercab
    If your Hijacker 5th wheel trailer hitch fits in industry standard above the bed rails then it should also fit Curt installation kit # C16441-204. The rails have slots on the tops that the tabs on 5th wheel hitch legs fit into. These slots are 22 inches apart on center from the front rail to the back rail. There are also 3 sets of slots along each rail. The outer most set is 29 inches apart on center. The middle set is 20-1/2 inches apart on center, and the inner set is 10 inches apart...
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  • Will the RBW Lil Rocker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Fit Curt Rails in a 2012 Ford F-150 4x4
    The RBW Lil Rocker will fit in the Curt rails in installation kit # C16441-204. Also this kit does fit a 2012 Ford F-150 4x4, short or long bed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit for 2014 Ford Ranger
    For your 2014 Ford F-150 we offer a custom 5th wheel installation kit from Curt, part # C16441-204, that includes industry-standard base rails and custom-fit under-bed brackets and all required hardware. This kit fits both 6-1/2-foot and 8-foot beds. Your Reese hitch will fit these base rails. This custom install kit will require less drilling and installation time than a universal kit.
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  • Is Access Hole Available for Install of Curt Fifth Wheel Bracket Kit on 2007 Ford F-150
    The access hole used for installing the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16441-204 is only present on 2009 and newer Ford trucks. Instead you would need to remove the axle bumper bolt, axle bumper, and multi-thread u-nut from the under side of the frame on driver per the install instructions which I have linked. This is step 2.
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  • What Do Front Mounting Holes of Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit C16441-204 Attach Through
    The front two mounting bolts/holes of the Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16441-204 that you referenced attach only through the truck bed. The other holes attach to the frame brackets.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rails and Brackets for 2011 Ford F-150 with Valley 7054 Power Pull Glider
    Your Valley 7054 Power Pull Glider 5th wheel hitch uses the industry standard rails. For your 2011 Ford F-150, I recommend using the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F150 - Carbide Finish # C16441-204 which will give you the custom brackets, hardware, and standard rails.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2004 F-150 Short Bed
    The Curt E16 5th wheel hitch, # 16516, which you reference, is a confirmed fit for your 2004 Ford F-150 short bed. This is a slider hitch and is recommended for short bed trucks for additional clearance. To mount this 5th wheel in your truck, use rail installation kit, # C16441-204, which will put rails in your truck bed into which the 5th wheel hitch will be installed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch and rail kit and a link to a FAQ on 5th wheel...
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  • Fifth Wheel Frame Brackets For 2018 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Ft Bed For Curt Rails
    The bracket kit for the 2018 Ford F-150 6-1/2 ft bed to install Curt rails in the bed is part # C16442. The entire installation kit with the rails is part # C16442-204. The C16442 brackets do not fit a 2010 Ford F-150 6-1/2 ft bed. The brackets for a 2010 are part # C16441. The entire installation kit is part # C16441-204.
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  • Curt 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2013 Ford F-150 4x4 Crew Cab Short Bed
    For a 2013 Ford F-150 short bed crew cab the correct Curt 5th wheel trailer hitch installation kit is # C16441-204. The kit that you referenced does not fit the 2013 model year. I have included a link to the installation instructions to the kit that does fit your truck. For a short bed truck you are going to want to use a slider hitch. The Curt rails will accept a Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley or Husky 5th wheel hitch. I have included a link to the hitch and installation...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for a 2014 F-150 Ecoboost Supercab 4x4 6 Foot Bed
    Unless you have moderate automotive skills, I would probably have a professional do this installation. I will also send you a separate email with the installation instructions for the Curt 5th wheel hitch # 16516. The Curt 5th wheel hitch # 16516, is a fit for your 2014 Ford F-150 with a 6 foot, 6 inch bed. This slider has a 4-way pivoting head and has a 16,000 pound maximum trailer weight, and 4,000 pound vertical load weight limit. This hitch also has 3 height settings from 15 to 17...
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  • Will the Curt Fifth Wheel Rail Kit C16441-204 Fit a 2013 Ford F-150 Heavy Duty PayLoad
    The Curt fifth wheel rail kit part # C16441-204 that you referenced will fit your 2013 Ford F-150 with the Heavy Duty Payload package. The frame design on your truck is similar enough to the standard frame that there would be no issue. For a 7-way to install in the bed of your truck to make connecting your trailer lights easier you would want the part # 41157. Most 7-ways will be at the rear of the truck near the bumper which doesn't work will with fifth wheel hitches.
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  • Does Slider Hitch Need to be Moved While Towing
    When towing with the sliding Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # 16516 you slide the hitch back towards the tailgate any time you need to make a sharp, slow-speed turn which includes while towing, yes. The towing position is with the hitch closest to the cab of your 2011 Ford F-150; you will need to lock it in that position in order to tow so it should not be with the hitch back closer to the tailgate. You will need base rails in the bed of your '11 F-150 and the best option for you is...
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  • How to Make Sure 5th Wheel Rails are Square and Straight before Mounting Trailer Hitch
    We have always found the Lil Rocker as a fit for industry standard rails. It is possible like you said that it was twisted or bend somehow. You can also check that the rails are lined up properly by measuring from the center of the outside mounting slot diagonally to the center of the opposite slot on the other rail. Then repeat with the other side outside slot. The measurements should be the same. If not then the rails are not square. Take a look at the picture to see what I mean. I...
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  • 5th Wheel Bracket Kit for 2014 Ford F-150 for Use With Pro Eagle 5th Wheel Hitch
    Universal 5th wheel base rail install kits will fit a wide range of vehicles but since yours were torch cut I would not attempt to re-use them. You also do not want to re-use any installation hardware. I did not find specifics about your 2001 Pro Eagle 5th wheel hitch but if this unit uses industry-standard base rails you should be able to install it on a new set of rails. We do not recommend mixing brands of base rails and installation brackest; we have seen some fit/compatibility issues...
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  • Weight of Curt E16 and Rail Kit for 2014 Ford F-150
    The Curt E16 Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16115 that you referenced weighs 94 lbs. The rail kit part # C16441-204 then weighs 59 lbs. I attached a review video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • How Much Does Curt A16 Fifth Wheel Hitch with R16 Slider Weigh
    The fifth wheel rail kit part # C16441-204 weighs a total of 60 lbs and the fifth wheel hitch part # C16521 weighs 193 lbs. Combined these two weight 253 lbs.
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  • Curt A20 5th Wheel Hitch Placement In The Bed Of A 2013 Ford F-150
    If you're talking about where to install the base rails for the Curt A20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R20 Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000lbs # C16541 you'll want to refer to the instructions included with your base rails. If you have the # C16441-204 rails that we recommend with the # C16541 for your vehicle then I have the instructions attached below for you and I've included a diagram (pictured below) from the instructions. You'll also need to determine the correct hitch head height to ensure...
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  • Base Rails, Brackets and Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2009 Ford F-150
    Though you can mount a fifth wheel hitch in your 2009 Ford F-150, I reached out to Demco who told me that due to the age of the Demco SL16 FWH-34 there are no brackets available which will work to fit that hitch in your '09 Ford F-150. Due to that your best option to pull a fifth wheel with this truck is a new fifth wheel hitch along with an installation kit and base rails that are compatible. The fifth wheel hitch I recommend for your 2009 Ford F-150 long bed is the Curt A16 # C16120...
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  • Can Fifth Wheel Rails be Mounted Behind Rear Axle
    Since the pin weight of a fifth wheel trailer is so high you have to have the weight of the trailer squarely above the rear axle in the bed of the truck or possible a few inches forward. Installing the rails behind this will cause all sorts of problems with handling and braking. For a sliding hitch to use with these rails that allows turning clearance you would want the part # DM8550034 which will automatically slide back as your vehicle makes tight turns to give you clearance. Check...
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  • 5th Wheel Install Kit for Husky Hitch That Doesnt Require Frame Drilling
    The Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford F-150 # C16441-204 you referred to will enable you to put your Husky hitch on the Curt rails because they are industry standard rails. There is no frame drilling required to install the frame brackets of installation kit. The most affordable option is to utilize the Husky Universal Mounting Bracket Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # HT31563. Since you already have Husky rails, this product will ensure that you can mount your Husky...
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit to Fit 2004 Ford F-150 and Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch
    To use the Reese fifth wheel hitch you have in the bed of your 2004 Ford F-150 is going to require you to install a set of fifth wheel rails in the bed of the truck that attach to the frame of the truck through the bed. This is how all hitches install in truck beds. So what you'd want is the Curt Custom Rail Kit part # C16441-204 as this is a custom fit kit that would not require drilling into your vehicle frame which minimizes install time. This also is priced great too so it's by far...
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