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  1. Fifth Wheel Hitch
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  5. Above Bed Rails
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Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a third brake light camera to see the color-coded latch indicators so you don't have to get in and out of your truck when hooking up
  • Tow often or for long treks over rough roads where you need something that will absorb road shock

No, if you:

  • Have a trailer with a rotating pin box, such as the Reese Sidewinder, Reese Revolution, or 5th Airborne Sidewinder
  • Want the most for your dollar - the Q25 is essentially the exact same hitch with a slightly higher rating
  • Would rather have an American-made hitch
Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT fifth wheel hitch part number C16546 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Fifth Wheel Hitch

  • Sliding Fifth Wheel
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Above Bed Rails
  • Cushioned 360-Degree
  • Standard - Double Jaw
  • 17-1/2 - 21-1/2 Inch Tall
  • 6000 lbs Vertical Load
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


  • 5th-Wheel hitch mounts in your truck bed so you can tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • 2-Jaw locking 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
  • Unique spherical axial bearing allows easy pivoting of hitch head
    • Smooth, 360-degree movement - not just front-to-back and side-to-side tilting
    • Built-in cushioning absorbs road shock
  • Non-binding slider provides clearance required for short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
    • Slides smoothly on rounded, non-binding rods
    • Designed for use on trucks with beds shorter than 8'
      • Not recommended for use on truck beds shorter than 6'
  • Lockable handle lets you easily secure trailer to hitch with padlock (sold separately)
    • Short-throw, single-handle operation
  • Self-aligning head pivots for simple hookup
  • 3 Lube points with easy-to-access grease fittings
  • 2-Pin head removal makes it easy for one person to remove hitch
  • Included plastic lube plate lets king pin glide smoothly into hitch during hookup
  • 4" Height adjustment
  • Simple installation with base rails and installation kit (sold separately)
    • Compatible with B&W, Curt, Demco, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley above-bed base rails
  • Sturdy steel construction with durable, carbide powder coat finish


  • Gross towing weight: 24,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,000 lbs
  • Slider travel: 12" front to back
  • Hitch height: 17-1/2" - 21-1/2"
  • 10-Year limited warranty

Secure, Two-Piece Jaw

Q24 Two-Piece Jaw

Unlike slide-bar models, the rounded, 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

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).

Q24 Color Indicator System

360-Degree Pivot

Curt's unique spherical axial bearing provides a durable pivot point that allows easy, 360-degree movement of the hitch head. This ball joint is designed for smooth, quiet operation with less clunking and chucking.

R24 Slider

Most often used on trucks with 6' and 6-1/2' beds, this roller helps to eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns. When you are towing a fifth-wheel trailer, your hitch must be situated on the cab side of your truck's rear axle. However, at slow speeds you can use a roller to slide the fifth-wheel hitch (and the trailer) toward your truck's tailgate and past the rear axle, creating enough space between the cab of your truck and the trailer to permit less-restricted turning.

Non-Binding Design

The round-tube design of this slider allows for relatively uninhibited movement of your fifth-wheel hitch. Because your hitch can glide smoothly and easily along the rods, there is less chance of binding.

With straight, flat contact points, as found with square-tube sliders, tension can build between the slider and the hitch when your truck and trailer are somewhat out of line or are on uneven ground. As a result, it can be difficult to properly activate the slider when your truck and trailer are not in a straight line.

With a round-tube slider, there is more give between the contacting surfaces, allowing better mobility of the hitch system. Fewer corners means less tension buildup. Activating a round-tube slider is easier, and operation as a whole is smoother.

16546 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch with R24 Roller

16545 Curt Q24 Fifth-Wheel Trailer Hitch Head Unit

16570 Curt R24 Fifth-Wheel Roller - 24,000 lbs

Item # C16546

Installation Details C16546 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions C16546 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Curt Q24 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R24 Slider - Dual Jaw - 24,000 lbs - C16546

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (389 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty 5th-wheel trailer hitch has a dual jaw, pivoting head and color-coded lock indicator for superb safety and security. Non-binding slider ensures proper clearance during slow turns. Rails and universal installation kit sold separately.


Receiving: Packaging was shot, shredded and falling apart. Parts we're falling out everywhere. Surprisingly all the parts were there.
Installation: Some manhandling was involved, other than that, everything went smoothly for the most part. Also the instructions weren't very clear. Hahaha, like men read instructions! No, but really, the instructions suck. I'm happy with the product.


Installed by myself. Everything was except box the had the slide was badly damaged by UPS and UPS returned it themselves. When slider came in finally the 4 bolts for the head were not included.


This hitch is very well built and easy to use. It slides very easily with just one or two grease applocations per season. The are only two drawbacks,it is quite heavy compared to other hitches, even after taking the top off. Not a deterrant for me but may be too much for someone who doesnt always have someone who can help get it in/our of the truck. The second is that the rubber sound dampers make it fairly difficult to insert/remove the pins from the rails. I need a hammer and rod to beat them in or out. If you dont use them it does rattle around a bit


Hats of to E-trailer! I was in a hurry - they checked inventory for me, said they had the hitch coming in the next day and they would try to ship same day out to me, had it in 3 days. Ordered on Thursday, had it Monday and we installed and hooked up Tuesday.
However, the hitch system; my installation was for a short bed 2013 Power Wagon 2500 Ram and required me to enlist multiple other professionals to install, we worked on it for 3 hours, and were so p****d off by the time we were done. We had NO room to adjust any measurements and went exactly as the directions said. If we could have had room to adjust just a 1/2 inch different it would have made it much easier. Now my exhaust is rubbing on the mount and makes a horrible noise. Curt makes a nice hitch but they should be checking quality control as most of my latches and pin holes are all slightly off and it is extremely difficult to line anything up to pin together. Also, you have to have a tiny hand to pin the slide rails to the bars. Plus it took a sledge hammer to drive the pins in and keepers.
Also, I didn't need to buy a slider hitch - There is plenty of room even on my short box, to allow my 5th wheel camper to travel without hitting the cab when turning tight.
And last, when towing the hitch has the feeing there is slack and jerks around that I wasn't thrilled about.


I've used this for one year and I can say that it's a solid product that works. Getting out to manually slide the hitch can become a pain in the rear and I've had this bind on me once to where it would not slide at all. Traveling down the road and I've experienced some chucking in both my Ram 3500 and previously Ram 2500. If you have the money, I would highly recommend an automatic slide hitch.


Ordered the 24k Curt Slider on a Tuesday. It arrived 2 days later. As has been noted by a few others, the box was in bad shape. Fortunately I have a very good UPS driver and he helped me load it into my new Ram. I parked at the end of my driveway and knew about the time he delivers. He looked around in his truck and found the 1/2 inch bolts that came out of the box. Had the hitch hooked to my RV about an hour later. Everything fit perfectly. Also, the etrailer price was a lot better than other places, so I'm happy. Heading to California from Michigan soon so that will be the real test of the hitch.


Works flawlessly only reason fo no 5 stars is boxes were destroyed instructions were there but no hardware. Even the bag of bolts zip tied to the hitch head was torn open and 1 bolt and 2 washers were left.


I haven’t used the hitch yet but it went together fairly easy. It heavy but seems to be built well. The only issue I have is that I couldn’t get the supplied rubber pads installed. They seem to be a bit to thick so I’m going to drive around a week or so without a trailer and try getting them in after some wear. But all and all seems like a quality hitch. This was the first time I’ve had one and I got it installed with the slider in about 90 minutes.


So far the Q24 Curt fifth wheel hitch is going good .At this time I am still buying parts from like the adapter C16022 when I get it install I’ll be more than happy to let you know. Thank you as much for asking. Bye


I never had any experience with a fifth wheel hitch to make a comparison, but for someone with no experience, this hitch was very easy to use from day one. It is well made, designed and durable. I think it will definitely last my lifetime.


Haven't used yet but like it so far
was very helpful and kept me informed of the order and shipping.


I bought the Q24 for my 2016 Ram 3500 and Montana 3810MS. I am still in the process of installation. The directions are unclear on the shims and if they should be used or not. If I put the shims in, you can't get the pins in the bottom. Without them the unit is loose and makes noise. Seems to me they need a shim about half the thickness as the ones provided. Any solutions? Or should I just let it rattle and not worry about it?


Great company to do business with, it is my preferred trailer parts site. Thank you




Fifth Wheel was awesome
Strong heavy
Easy to install
Love it


Heavy duty easy to assemble




Great product and price


Cant say anymore but very helpful people


Great product!





great hitch fast on time delivery

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