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Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Curt 20,000-lb 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel

Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Curt 20,000-lb 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel

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Eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns with this non-binding slider. Provides 12" of travel from front to back. For use with Curt 20,000-lb rated fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Fits truck beds between 6' and 8' in length. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C16550 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Curt 20,000-lb 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - C16550

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Slider Parts
  • Slider
  • CURT
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
  • 20000 lbs GTW

Eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns with this non-binding slider. Provides 12" of travel from front to back. For use with Curt 20,000-lb rated fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Fits truck beds between 6' and 8' in length.


Features:

  • Provides clearance required for your short-bed pickup to turn safely at slow speeds
    • Prevents trailer from hitting the cab of your pickup during sharp, slow-speed turns
  • Works with Curt 5th-wheel trailer hitches rated at 20,000 lbs
  • 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'
  • Mounts to industry-standard rails
  • Constructed of durable, carbide powder coated steel


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • 10-Year warranty

Note: If using a slider, hitch will not adjust to lowest height setting.


Most often used on trucks with 6-foot and 6-1/2-foot 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.



16550 Curt R20 Fifth-Wheel Roller - 20,000 lbs

Installation Details C16550 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt R20 Round Tube Slider for Curt 20,000-lb 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel - C16550

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

Eliminate clearance problems during slow-speed turns with this non-binding slider. Provides 12" of travel from front to back. For use with Curt 20,000-lb rated fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Fits truck beds between 6' and 8' in length.

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I have one complaint & it's not with ETRAILER, it's UPS, but I am sure I am not the only one. Box that roller hitch was delivered in was busted up pretty bad only has one piece that was slightly bent which was the cross brace that uses set screws to attached. Attached is picture of box with hitch. I was home & help UPS man unload, he said that's how truck was loaded when he got in truck. When installing and tightening screw it pulled brace back to being straight. Overall I am satisfied but hadn't hooked up to camper fifth wheel yet. Will hook up in next week to see how it works. I have hitch set at 19 inches above bed floor which should give 6 inches of clearance from bed rails to underneath RV . Regards Francis




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Both the e- trailer box and the Curt box was broken and there was no hardware or instructions. I called Gwen ext. 72961 and she said the hardware and instructions would be shipped out.




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I wanted to convert my fixed Q20 5th wheel hitch to a slider. I called to be sure I ordered the correct part. Rebecca was knowledgeable and helpful. The slider was ordered and arrived sooner than expected. The installation was easy. My 14 year old grandson installed it for me (with close supervision) and learned how to use a torque wrench. It works great! Very easy to operate.




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Completed this by myself, but probably would not recommend this to another 76 year old unless he had help. Actually it went quite well, just took me longer.

2005 Dodge 2500




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Product showed up with box that was trashed by UPS. Parts were missing. Etrailer shipped out missing parts with no problems. Product is installed and works great.


Comments
Actually I sold the Curt and bought the Andersen Fifth wheel hitch. Primarily because it only weighs 30lbs where the Curt probably weighs 130lbs
Garth - 10/17/2017


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I ordered a slider base for my q20 fifth wheel hitch. Ordered it on Thursday morning and was at my house friday afternoon. Have found my new place for all my towing and trailer needs. Will definitely use again.




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very fast shipping fit truck and hitch head easy moves very freely back to front no noises and very pleased stopped the camper from hitting cab on sharp turns and leaves lotsa clearance




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very fast shipping fit truck and hitch head easy moves very freely back to front no noises and very pleased stopped the camper from hitting cab on sharp turns and leaves lotsa clearance




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Installed, never used. As always etrailer delivers fast. Will sell for 50% listed price




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I purchased a Short bed truck so I needed to add the slider to my hitch and it works great.




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Got what I ordered on time. Box was damaged but was taped up. After putting it together was missing 1 screw. Sent an email and received the missing part with out any hassle. I'm very happy with this product.




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Showed up quickly. Ordered Wednesday and delivered Friday. Natalie was awesome, I ordered over the phone with here.
I have installed the slider. Fit like a glove, I believe it will do everything I need.




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


I just finished mounting the Reese R20 in my 2011 GMC Duamax as seen in the attached photo. I found the instructions and drawings to be very good. The installation was straight forward. This hitch replaced an older (1990) hitch which did not have side to side articulation. I am looking forward to the additional flexibility when unhitching and hitching on uneven ground. Thanks for the reference page, particularly the installation video. It was a pleasure doing business with etrailer.




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


Unit arrived as scheduled and the install was straight forward. This unit replaces a 10 year old Reese slider that was border line 16k and we decided it was time to upgrade to the 20k with the tubes slider. Look forward to trying out this summer.
etrailer is great to work with and provides some of the best and informative tutorials on line.




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


The package arrived and was left on my door step without being able to inspect the package. It was found in terrible condition. It looked like it had been dropped off at 55 mph. The condition of the card board was old and easily fell apart. The hitch fell out of the box when I moved it. It appeared that the box had set on your shelf for sometime. Lots of plastic tape applied all over the box. Luckily the contents were all there and there didn't seem to any damage to the hitch. The foam protection was in pieces when the box fell open. It seemed to be old, and it crumbled when I removed it from what was left of the box. The paper work in the box said this hitch was a 30867 addendum. I ordered a RP30870. I didn't order a 30867. Are they comparable, or the same? If not you owe me a RP 30870. The other packages were in very good shape (slider, installation package).


Comments
Im sorry the box containing your hitch was in bad shape when it arrived, but Im glad the hitch doesnt seem to be damaged. The Reese Titan 20K capacity fifth wheel hitch actually has two part numbers. # RP30867
Reese Titan 20 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Serrated Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs
$717.22
is the non-sliding version, the # RP30870 is the sliding version. Other than that, they are the same hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 05/07/2018


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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


The hitch was delivered exactly on time. It came in two boxes of considerable weight. Assembled without complication and it took just a little over an hour to put it together.

The instructions suggested to Insert the roll pin over a hard surface, I found it much easier following their suggestion.

The end result is that I now have a great looking, durable 5th wheel hitch.

I am very pleased with the entire process and I would be willing to do it again though I hope I never have to.

These guys are highly recommended.




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


I recently purchased a new to me GMC 2008 3500. It already had a 5th wheel hitch which made all kinds of noise and was a pain to hook up and unhook.
My earlier truck had a Reese 18K Signature hitch which I did like so I figured I would go back with a Reese hitch.

I ordered this hitch and as always it showed up in a few days from E trailer! It drop right in the rails in the bed. Very simple to use, no funny noises from the hitch. Connecting and I connecting could not be simpler.

It's the best fifth wheel hitch I have ever used!!




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


I bought this hitch and the 50140-58 custom rail kit for my 2009 Dodge 2500 Quad with a short bed. I had read several reviews that stated how "quiet" the hitch is because of the rubber isolation dampeners at the pivot points. I had also read how easy it is to "hookup". Yes and yes! While the R16 would have been plenty sufficient for my needs, the R20 includes the lube plate (form fitted to the fifth wheel) that is a $50 item that you must purchase extra for the R16. And, by specification, the R20 gives you 25% more capacity...for about $75. While the entire assembly is pretty heavy, it is very easily disassembled into three manageable pieces by removing three linchpins. We just completed a 6000 mile journey and did have one "problem"; the vibration isolators for fore and aft motion of the head (the fifth wheel) on the cross member (the blue piece) were not holding up even though my trailer's weight was 13K with a 2.5K pin weight...the yellow rubber material seemed too soft. Etrailer jumped right on it, when I contacted them. They put me in touch with Reese, who next-dayed the "orange" replacements (part #58516) to me along my route, at no cost, of course. When things go perfectly you will always be happy with a company and their products, but what they do in a "crisis" is what makes the difference. Etrailer and Reese are #1 in this regard!




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


I upgraded my RV to a 42 foot with 4 slides. I also needed to upgrade my hitch so I decided to try the Reese Titan. I can tell you that this is the best 5th Wheel Hitch I have ever used and I have had several different brands. This hitch has eliminated the normal jerking and metal clanking that comes with other 5th wheel hitches. I have used it for a year now and would recommend to anyone that has a 5th wheel trailer to get one, you will never use a regular one again. I know I won't .




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


When the hitch arrived, it was loose inside the carton, not until later and after installation I noticed that one of the pegs that guides the in and out locking lever was slightly bent. It rubes on the lever and is still slightly difficult to operate in and out. The bent material seems to be cast iron so I did not attempt to straighten it. I am not sure if this is what makes it difficult to slide the lever in and out. Most of the time I have to jockey my truck forward and backward to obtain locking of the hitch pin.
One other issue is with the Reese metal decals on the hitch body, within a month most of them were curling up and peeling off, not good advertising. If you can give me some helpful hints on how to fix the hitch I would appreciate it. Thank you




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


This is a nice heavy duty hitch but a bit cumbersome when hitching and un hitching herd to get fully locked have to move vehicle back and forth then the handle will fully lock coming from an older Reese hitch which was a breeze to hitch surprised me. I also have issues with this hitch fitting my rail have to loosen the head mounting bolts to get it to fully go into the base rails then I tighten the bolts and leave the hitch in the truck for the camping season




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


Once the trailer is locked in this hitch is GREAT , But I have found it difficult to fully lock the handle together without rocking the truck back and forth. It is also difficult to unlock the handle when its time to unhook the from the trailer, further more once the handle has unlocked and has been pulled out, the handle tends to slide back into the hitch thus not releasing the trailer. I have to have someone hold the handle out as I pull my truck forward.




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


First I should say I LOVE etrailer.com and the customer service. I originally purchased a Curt Q20 from them. I have or will write a review of that hitch under that item soon. The Curt would not articulate forward and backwards and I was unable to hookup my 30ft Fifth wheel as it the RV is in an enclosure and there was a very slight incline and the hitch wouldn't line up. After contacting Etrailer.com with the problem and doing more research on other hitches I settled on this hitch. Bill at etrailer gave this hitch a great review and recommendation. he first attempted to help me with the Curt hitch and when I decided it wouldn't work he helped me with return shipping and shipping out the new one. I just finished installing the Reese I hooked up with NO problems on the first try! I'd spent over an hour and half trying to get the Curt to hookup! so to say I'm pleased would be an understatement. Now, this is a more expensive hitch but the peace of mind going some place and being able to hook and unhook on uneven ground is worth it! the only problem I encountered was one of the supplied lock nuts was not machined correctly so i'll purchase one here. this hitch is easy to mount in the rails unlike the Curt. but mostly I'm so impressed with the customer service. everyone I spoke with but especially Bill...........returned my calls, answered my questions and made sure I was completely satisfied! if I encounter any problems with the hitch i'll post after my first pull in a few weeks.




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


Can't say enough about the sales and service from etrailer very helpful. Heidi helped me select the best fifth wheel hitch. A Reese product # rp30867 really nice hitch a little tight on working everything but once I figured out the touchy aspects of it it works great have pulled with it several times no problems .Very fast on delivery box was a little damaged but everything inside was fine. Would definitely recommend etrailer for all your trailer and truck needs.




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Review from a similar R20 in Accessories and Parts


I really appreciated the very informative videos etrailer provided for the install on my 2015 Silverado 2500. I was able to focus my efforts on the high degree of manual dexterity required to mount the rails to my truck without the assistance of a lift. It was a very rewarding experience and I was shocked to learn the positions I could get my aging body into under that truck.
Couple of Tips from me to the next guy:
1) Use electrical tape on lead wire coil and bolt. Too nerve racking pulling on that wire and hoping it wasn't going to yank free of the bolt.
2) When you go to install the washer, lockwasher, nut combination, put a piece of duct tape over the hole in the top of the frame. When (not if) you drop the nut it will bounce off the tape rather than making the nothing but net swishing sound on it's way into your truck frame.

Really solid hitch. I'm very satisfied with the purchase.



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