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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish

Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish

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CURT Fifth Wheel Installation Kit

  • Above the Bed
  • Custom
  • CURT


  • 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
    • Minimizes drilling
    • 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

16448 & 16204 Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit with Rails and Brackets - Carbide Finish

Item # C16448-204

Installation Details C16448-204 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Review of Curt Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - C16448-204

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit for the Ford trucks. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2005 to 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks. It also fits the 2008 to 2010 Ford F-450 trucks, and it will fit both long and short bed models of those trucks. Now these are custom brackets that'll mount beneath your truck bed, and they provide these attachment points for these fifth wheel base rails. These are custom-fit brackets so they'll mount to existing holes in your vehicle's frame.

It helps minimize the amount of drilling that's required so your installation time is cut in half compared with the universal bracket systems.The base rails, which are these two items right here, these are what'll sit in your truck bed, and they allow installation of the fifth wheel trailer hitch to your vehicle. These rails are visible in your truck bed, and if you notice, they do have the carbide finish to them to match the Curt Q5 fifth wheel hitch. This is a complete kit, it includes the custom mounting brackets, the base rails, all your installation hardware, and a nice set of detailed instructions that'll describe how you install everything. And this kit is compatible with the Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, REESE, and Husky fifth wheel hitches.But that should do it for the review on the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit for the Ford trucks..

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Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide Finish - C16448-204

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (58 Customer Reviews)

2006 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great products and customer service on my Curt 5th wheel hitch.


Not too hard to install holes lined up. Had to make the hole in the frame toward the front larger. After measuring the rails perfect hole placement to installed the rails. Took about 4 hours total. Very good help from the customer service at etrailer to match up the item and also save me a few dollars.

2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Very well built. Very strong. Installation was pretty straight forward.

2007 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

The parts arrived on time and undamaged! Always great customer service and timely delivery.

Excellent heavy duty kit. 12k miles of use with no issues. Easy install for me. As always etrailer got it to me fast. Thanks
Alfred - 03/06/2022

2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Put these on my 2006 F250 about a year ago, they have pulled my 10,000 lbs 5th wheel RV like a champ and also a 14,000 lbs skid steer and attachments using the gooseneck adapter like a champ. Only thing that gave out was a tire on the trailer!


Great recomendation by etrailer. Works great, positive lock and rides great. Im confident with this product, many thanks.


Did the job. Took me about eight hours to install. Had a little clearance problem with a rivet in the truck frame, so I had to do a little grinding to the bracket. But other than that it was good.

Ford F-350 Super Duty


2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Great product. I have a 2005 F250 SD short bed and the instructions were not written for my truck. The frame plates fit perfect. I did have too drill a new hole in the frame for the front hole on the plate. Over all a great product.


Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit for Ford - Carbide was received very promptly from The product was a perfect fit and installed very quickly by a trailer and truck company. Thank you for a great product and reliable service.


Fit with no additional mods. Looks good and great fit for my Curt hitch.

2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Pro: The team at They are very helpful and know their products. Fast shipping. Good prices. The kit seems to be of good quality.

Con: Had to drill 2 holes into the frame. Was hoping for a no drill custom application. Only 4 bolts total into the frame, but 10 bolts into rails through box. I would have liked more bolts into the frame.
I had wanted to use Reese for my 2006 F-250, but the two kits I wanted were on nationwide back order. I settled for #3, the Curt kit. I couldn't wait.


Everything was exactly as described. The only thing that could have been different and better with the product in my application was the single front tab on the side plates could have been double, just like the rear of the plates. Simple, easy installation. Did have to drill the front side plate mounting holes in the truck frame, no factory existing holes present, but no problem. The right side front hole is directly behind the shock tower. Over-all a great product.

2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Second time I have installed Curt kit. Process is fairly easy and instructions are good. Thanks to for great installation videos and quick shipping.

2006 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Awesome product good quality finish after a year minimal rust spots but that's just because I banged it a few times little black spray paint get his new

Ford F-450 Super Duty

Custom fit brackets made the job fairly easy, even though this was my first time to install a 5th wheel hitch. The installation took several hours, since I took my time and measured several times before drilling.


Ordered a fifth wheel rail and installation kit. It was delivered on time and was exactly what I ordered.


Good customer service


Great value, Man what a easy installation, it fit like a glove


First time ordering from etrailer. Very satisfied with the ease of use of their site. All product came as advertised and shipping was seamless and fast. Will absolutely use etrailer again. Also will recommend to anyone in the market for their products.


First time ordering from etrailer. Very satisfied with the ease of use of their site. All product came as advertised and shipping was seamless and fast. Will absolutely use etrailer again. Also will recommend to anyone in the market for their products.

2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great fit, just make sure you get the correct drill bits before you start your install. Sems to be holding up very well.

2006 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Fast shipping.

2005 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Very fast delivery. Install went good. Video on how to install are a great option if you don't want to read anything. A+++ etrailer I will continue to work through your company. Thank you.

2007 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Strong product, works great with my Curt hitch. Have traveled across the country and back, and then all over without any problems.

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