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Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs

Item # C16520-16021
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Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and a color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT fifth wheel hitch part number C16520-16021 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Hitch - C16520-16021

  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • CURT
  • Aftermarket Below Bed Rails
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • Cushioned Double Pivot
  • 4000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 14 - 18 Inch Tall

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and a color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Interlocking 2-jaw 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
  • Fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and a stable, quiet ride
    • Self-aligns for easy hookup
    • Suppresses road shock
    • Reduces bothersome towing noise
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Single-throw operation
    • Self-resets to the ready-to-couple position after you uncouple your trailer
  • 2 Built-in zerk fittings for easy lubrication
  • Fast 1-pin head removal makes it easy for 1 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


  • 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: 14" - 18"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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).

Secure, Interlocking Two-Piece Jaw

A16 Two-Piece Interlocking Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, interlocking, 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

A16 Color 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).

Curt rebranded this fifth-wheel trailer hitch by changing its name from Q16 to A16 in 2016. All features and specifications remained the same.

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Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs - C16520-16021

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (564 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch has interlocking jaws and a color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Torsion head offers easy hookup and quiet, stable towing. Legs mount to Ram OEM underbed platform.


This 5th wheel hitch works just as well as it did the first time I used it.


The hitch installed just as the video from Curt demonstrated. I suggest watching it before getting started as will make the process easier. I have not used it yet but I’m very pleased with the fit and quality of the build. I will adjust my review as needed once I have towed with it.



Still working great and an ease to use. Very sturdy feel very confident with the way jaws close.


Excellent product. Easy to assemble upon receipt. Hitch head can be removed from body to lighten the weight for removal from truck bed.

Hitch works great with toy hauler. No problems at all.

2016 Ram 2500

The hitch has worked very well and the swivel head makes for a smooth ride. My only complaint is that the stickers that indicate locked positions. Faded after a month and are now white.....but not a big deal.

2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Have been waiting for a 5th mount for my 2014 RAM that wasn't over priced. The price point is great and the mount is much better than I thought it would be, for quality.
I was able to install it in under an hour.
The manual that came with it was clear and easy to follow.

BTW Ashley , the person I spoke to on the phone realy knew what she was doing and what questions to ask to make sure I bought the correct hitch and would be happy with it. Thank You Ashley!

Paul R.


I have really been enjoying the Curt 5th wheel hitch. Easy to install and remove. Great quality and instructions that are easy to understand. I looked at hitches that cost a lot more but didnt offer anymore than the Curt.I put off buying a 5th wheel hitch for about 2 years because the one that fit my truck from RAM was about three times to cost!I also found out that the hitch is made about 30 miles from my home

2016 Ram 3500

it works good i dont like that you can't unhook your trailer in less the truck is perfectly straightforward .you can't remove safety pin on handle so to get around that issue before I park i turn pin upside down and remove it from the bottom of handle


Easy accurate ordering. Assembly was simple, install was perfect. Matched up exact to the Ram Factory setup. Only thing I needed to do was adjust one T-Bolt. Be prepared, it is heavy. Almost too much for one person.

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Mike L.


This hitch allows the head to be removed by puling a single pin, which allows the head and the base to be removed individually. This will make things a little easier to handle for you.

2019 Ram 3500

The product I ordered was fairly priced and explained well. I received my order within three days. The product came carefully packaged and was easy to install myself. I am very pleased with the buying experience using

Kenneth S.


The product is working very well and am happy with the purchase.

2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have this hitch in a 2016 2500 Ram 6.7L diesel.
I am pulling a 12,000 lb 5th wheel and don't have the chatter that I had before with a different hitch. This is a very strong hitch.
The only negative that I have on this hitch is that it is difficult to close the hitch jaws when the hitch is not in use. It anyone else has had the same problem and has found a cure for this please let others know what you are doing.
Happy towing.

Dodge Dakota

Product was very easy and straight forward to install. Great price on this. Lighting shipping as always with Etrailer.

It's Important to have a second hand as I fumbled with it myself hunched down in the garage due to rain. This item assembled weighs 178lbs. Not easy to dead lift on your knees. Due to time constraint on my part I had to do it all by myself. Work safely. As it's important to know how to use leverage to move weight. Take your time. That is the most important part. Double check your work. Even when coupling and uncoupling.

Hook up is easy. Make sure your tail gate is off or down when coupling and uncoupling. Save dents/damage in your tail gate. Make sure to put the safety pin in the handle to keep it from uncoupling going down the road.

It will be used to pull a 5th wheel camper to campgrounds, Florida and South Dakota to visit family and friends a couple times a year.


Before I order my 5th wheel hitch from etrailer. Talked with some friends that had 5th wheel campers. The Curt A16 was the best for me. So glad it's the one I bought. My truck has the pug system. Hitch was easy to install

2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Delivery was fast less than a week,product work for application. Install was straight forward took 45 min or so once I figured out what the direction we're trying to explain. Have a 20015 2500 Ram with factory pucks fit was real easy. Think the direction could have been clearer with better illistration. Have 2014 Cougars high Mt. 33ft needed to set the hitch at lowest level on mount but think it will work just fine. Bought c16520_c16021
Wish I would have gotten this first I was told that I could use my old fifth wheel with pitchers frame adaptor but when I install it it made the hitch sit to high for the trailer and would not work with my old fifth wheel hitch.

Dodge Ram Pickup

The order process was easy and customer service was great. The hitch fits perfectly in the Ram factory hitch pucks and has performed well on several trips up and down the Blue Ridge mountains towing our 5th wheel.

2021 Ram 2500

well built hitch. Was packaged well looked like it was rolled to my house instead of trucked ,but had no damage or even scratches on it. Was easy to install in pieces. It is heavy, cant get the head to come off the base. The pin comes out easy, but the rubber bushing is real tight in it. It may loosen up with some use. Overall a nice hitch, hooks and unhooks nice an easy.


A very solid but easy to handle hitch. Not difficult to lock in to the truck bed and hook up is a snap. I feel very secure hauling with this hitch.

Dodge Ram Pickup

Great fifth wheel hitch for dodge ram with puck system. Hitch arrived right on schedule as etrailer stated with free shipping. The hitch was easy to assemble and lets you know when the hitch is secure by the color coded system it has. I am very confident towing with hitch and etrailer had the best price around.

2017 Ram 3500

Great product. Installed easily and looks great. Besides missing a couple of washers, everything about the purchase was seamless. The etrailer people are great to work with.



Still works great..

2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Ordered and received it in only three days awesome. Very easy to put together I did it right after a back procedure. Hooked into my 2016 Ram mega cab in bed mounting system like a dream. Have already recommended etrailer and Curt two other trailer owners

2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

Purchased for a 2016 Ram 3500 long bed with the factory installed puck system. The Curt hitch works great.


Perfect fit, smooth operation, and no chucking! Best hitch I ever bought and it didn't break the bank!


The hitch arrived faster than I expected and the packages were in great shape.

I'll see how the installation goes, but I'm pretty sure that it will be great.



The hitch has been great with no issues and its easy to put in and out of the puck system. I highly recommend it!


Great hitch, works perfectly, a breeze to hitch to and unhitch, love the indicator colors to let you know what position the hitch is in.


etrailer experts were very helpful with my questions on the hitch that would work in my situation. The free shipping came in four days and everything was packed very well and product was in perfect condition. The price of there products and great service were top notch! I will use them for everything I will need in the future

2015 Ram 2500

Best Hitch ever

Larry R.


Hitch is as advertised. It works very well and is easy to hitch and unhitch. Grease zerks are hard to get to on the jaws, but couldnt be happier.


I am very happy with the product an the customer service. This my second fifth wheel I have purchased with etrailer.

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    I looked up the weight of the Starcraft Telluride 296BHS and it's weight is well within the weight capacity of the Curt A16 hitch part # C16520-16021 that fits the OEM rail kit of your 2018 Ram 2500 so this hitch would work great and would be lighter weight than what you have as well.
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    The Curt Q16 Fifth Wheel Hitch, # C16520-16021, is compatible with a TrailAir pin box as well as other air ride pin boxes. It is not compatible with Sidewinder or Revolution pin boxes because the hitch has a very wide jaw design that Sidewinder has not been able to come up with a wedge that would work. The pivoting of the Sidewinder would also damage the cushioning of the Q series Curt hitches as well.
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    Having put together numerous Curt 5th wheel hitches I definitely feel your frustration with the handle. I would start by removing the pin and seeing it the holes are lining up properly in the handle with the handle lock bar (5) and the portion of the handle that's connected to the jaws. The lock bar tends to sit just slightly off some times and can block the locking pin. You can loosen the bolts that hold the whole handle assembly together and then readjust the lock bar and tighten it back...
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  • Can Curt A16 5th Wheel Hitch # C16520-16021 Safely Pull 14,350 Pound GVWR Trailer
    Yes, the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16520-16021 that you referenced, which will drop right into those factory pucks on your Ram 3500, has more than enough capacity to safely and comfortably pull the 14,350 pound GVWR trailer you're looking to purchase. This durable hitch features a 16,000 pound towing weight capacity and a 4,000 pound vertical load limit, both of which give you a healthy safety margin over the trailer's heaviest possible weight. The A16 is a really great choice...
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    I spoke to my contact at Curt about the issue you are having with the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package part # C16520-16021 and they said it sounds like the trailer may be a bit too high. When you are reversing the tow vehicle into the trailer you want the bottom of the pin box to hit the top of the skid plate on the 5th wheel hitch at the very front. The trailer should then raise up as you further back the tow vehicle into the trailer. If you are too high on...
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    The Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16520-16021 is a great option for 5th wheel towing. The Curt A16 includes built-in zerk fitting for easy lubrication in addition to a plastic lube plate to allow for an easy hookup. Please note this 5th wheel hitch is compatible with rotating pin boxes such as the Sidewinder and 5th Airborne. I have attached a supporting document for your review.
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    You'd need to trim the drop in bed liner around the pucks and a small portion around the feet of the Curt A16 hitch part # C16520-16021 that you referenced but this is the case for any hitch that fits any truck with a bed liner. Thankfully most of the hitch sits up a bit higher and wouldn't require much trimming. I'd try to test fit the hitch once you get it and see where the trimming would be needed.
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    Great question! You will be happy to know that you can utilize your Curt A16 Slider # C16521 with the puck system on your 2022 Ram 2500. All you need is the Adapter # C16022, which fits the long and short beds, to accomplish this. If you have the short bed then you'll still use the slider function but if you have the long bed you'll have enough clearance to keep the hitch in the regular towing configuration. For the long bed you can also remove the A16 Head # C16520 and install it directly...
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  • Will the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package Fit a Short Bed Ram 2500
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