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Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs

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Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT fifth wheel hitch part number C16515-16021 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • CURT
  • OEM - Ram
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Economy - Slide-Bar Jaw
  • Double Pivot
  • 4000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 12-1/2 - 15-1/2 Inch Tall

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Auto-locking, slide-bar jaw mechanism provides superior security
    • Rear tension bar works with slide bar to clamp around king pin, minimizing rattle and movement
  • 4-Position height adjustment for multiple towing applications
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for 1 person to remove hitch
  • Dual-pivoting head with 10-degree lateral movement for simple hookup
    • Permalube pivot bushings increase hitch life and reduce maintenance
  • Anti-rattle skid plate provides smooth, quiet ride
    • Nylon lube plate (sold separately) will help to prevent scratches on skid plate and to let king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • Fast, easy installation
    • Drops into the 4 receiver pucks that are built into your factory underbed rails
  • Sturdy, steel construction with carbide black finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2013 and newer Ram trucks with factory-installed towing prep package
  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Hitch height: 12-1/2" - 15-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • 5-Year limited for hitch
    • Limited lifetime for legs


Note: This fifth-wheel hitch is compatible with rotating pin boxes, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, and 5th Airborne Sidewinder, only when used with a wedge (sold separately).


E16 5th Wheel Jaw

Simple, Secure Hookup

With a dual-pivoting head that offers 10 degrees of lateral movement, the E16 fifth-wheel hitch makes hookup a snap, even on unlevel ground. Once the king pin slides into the hitch, the auto-locking, slide-bar jaw secures it in place. A unique feature of the E16 is the rear steel tension bar within the jaw that activates upon hookup to clamp down on the king pin, providing a tighter grip that maximizes security and minimizes rattle.





16041 Curt E16 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram OEM Towing Package

16515 Curt E16 5th Wheel Hitch Head Unit

16021 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel RV Hitch Legs for Dodge Ram Trucks with Factory Towing Prep Package

Item # C16515-16021

Installation Details C16515-16021 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions C16515-16021 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt E16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Slide Bar Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16515-16021

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (63 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy, secure fifth-wheel hitch features an adjustable height to fit your towing needs. Dual-pivot head includes Permalube bushings, a slide-bar jaw and an anti-rattle skid plate for a smooth, quiet ride. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.

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2014 Ram 2500

First of all, etrailer was awesome to work with while I tried to determine what hitch I wanted, they get 5 starts. As for the hitch, installation was easy and while I feel the hitch works just fine, I would prefer one with "jaws" that lock. I would feel better if it did. That being said, I ordered this hitch simply because it was the lowest one I could find and after using it on several trip, it gets the job done. It can be locked and it easily opens and closes.

Z M.

8/8/2019

Update, I still wish this hitch locked. It seems to have some slap in it. It doesnt really hurt anything, however its very noticeable when backing the trailer up. The hitch pin feels like it kind of bounces for lack of a better word against the hitch itself because of how the retaining mechanism is designed. We camp in the summer and are not full time RVers. I would not recommend this if I was a full time RVer.



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2019 Ram 2500

Very quick and easy to install! Works g reat!

Sarah

11/11/2021

Everything still works great with no problems or complaints.



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2016 Ram 2500

Great customer service
I ordered online
on Sunday night and hitch was delivered on time Friday afternoon.
It took me 30 min to assemble. No adjustment needed
Only problem was the handle did not slip on. It looks like a large burr was left inside the handle preventing it from sliding all the way on. Extremely frustrating. After drilling and filing on the burr, I gave up and drilled a new hole in the handle so I could put the bolt threw... after etrailer sends me a new handle I’ll change my rating to 5stars



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Dodge Ram Pickup

I received my hitch in the 3 days promised, myself and my wife put it together in about an hour. It went in our ram with no adjustments needed. We picked up our new 5th the same day we put the new hitch in our truck, works great and was easy to install, a little heavy but putting it in legs 1st then the hitch head was the way to go as instructed.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Lightning fast delivery from etrailer.com! The hitch was very easy to install, works perfectly with my Ram factory tow prep package. Thanks etrailer!



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2018 Ram 3500

Super easy to install in our new truck. We used the same hitch in our old truck and pulls our 38' 5th wheel with ease

Jeneane

7/6/2020

Every once in a while you have to fuss with it to unhitch. Loading is great. Not sure if it’s the level ness of the area when we are trying to unload but it doesn’t happen often



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2015 Ram 2500

Hitch set up and instructions easy to follow if you're even a little mechanically inclined. Only major tool needed is a torque wrench to secure bolts. Fit was good, minor adjustment needed after assembly but otherwise a good looking product at a good price with a prompt delivery.



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2018 Ram 2500

Nice hitch



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The fifth wheel hitch worked great. We up graded to the Curt 24 due to getting a bigger 5th whell



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Fast shipping, easy installation and on the road working great



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2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

great website to navigate, super quick shipping, hitch looks awesome. thanks



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2016 Ram 3500

great hitch. fast shipping.



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Easy install, good directions. Works good. Does not move side to side like I was hoping. No anti theft product for it.



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2019 Ram 2500

etrailer.com is great to deal with fast service,received a day earlier than was supposed to.



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2014 Ram 2500

Fast shipping quality hitch goes right in the ram



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2020 Ram 3500

This worked perfectly and arrived in a timely manner. It was exactly what was needed for the job.



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We haven't actually used it yet but husband said the install was a breeze and it looks great. Will follow this up if we can once she's hooked up to the fifth'r.



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Thank you, price was cheaper than anywhere else. Ordered over the phone Tuesday night Wednesday was a holiday and i had it (CA) by friday! Hitch was easy to put together and works great.



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2014 Ram 2500

great hitch, put this on my truck in a half hour. ordered this product on wed. afternoon and had it on fri. GREAT COMPANY!



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2015 Ram 3500

Pulled the 5th with no issues.



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2018 Ram 3500



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Arrived in three boxes. The largest looked as though Ace Ventura was the delivery man. However all the parts were inside. Took me two full hours to assemble, install, inspect and adjust. Clearly a formidable hitch for my '19 Silverado HD with PUCK system. Thankfully I have a pulley system in the garage to install/remove the entire hitch in one piece. The weight on this hitch is no joke. If you take the hitch out during non-use a pulley or hoist of some sort is a must. This is replacing a Husky which had a slightly different locking system but the Curt is rock solid and will be a great hitch for years to come. Excellent price, assembly was a challenge but the instructions were very good. One problem: the included (4) rubber shims were too thick preventing me from inserting any of the rail pins between the rail and PUCK adapter. So I didn't use them.



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I received excellent professional service and experience
Thank you for your time.



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Product arrived as promised. The Curt C16515 was an easy assembly and easier install. I had to remove some bed liner to allow the base plate to allow the base plate to fully engage the OEM gooseneck fittings. I think this is a great product and will fit my needs to haul my 5th wheel.



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Excellent service and help. My hitch came much quicker than expected especially in these times. Every thing worked out, I have a new 2021 Chev 2500hd and wanted to stick with a fixed hitch. Heigth clearance was an issue, but I was able to lower the 5th wheel pin box enough to compensate.


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