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Curt R16 Round Tube Slider for E16 and A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel

Curt R16 Round Tube Slider for E16 and A16 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 E16 (E5) and A16 (Q16) fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Fits truck beds between 6' and 8' long. 1-636-306-4830 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C16560 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt R16 Round Tube Slider for E16 and A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - C16560

  • Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Slider Parts
  • Slider
  • CURT
  • 12 Inch Fore/Aft Travel
  • 16000 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 E16 (E5) and A16 (Q16) fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Fits truck beds between 6' and 8' long.


  • 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 E16 (16515) and A16 (16520) 5th-wheel trailer hitches rated at 16,000 lbs
    • If converting an E16 hitch, a roller adapter will be required (C16505 - sold separately)
  • 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


  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Travel: 12" front to back
  • 5-Year warranty

Note: When using this slider, your hitch head will not adjust to the lowest height setting.

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.

16560 Curt R16 Fifth-Wheel Roller - 16,000 lbs

Installation Details C16560 Installation instructions

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Curt R16 Round Tube Slider for E16 and A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 12" Travel - C16560

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (10 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 E16 (E5) and A16 (Q16) fifth-wheel trailer hitches. Fits truck beds between 6' and 8' long.


I also give etrailer a 5 star. I'm very happy etrailer could support me and provide this product. FYI... I had purchased same item on another online site because etrailer was out of stock. The first one never arrived. The replacement showed up but was re-boxed by UPS and bolts and other parts to assemble was missing. Curt told me they could not get me the missing items and suggested to return and reorder. Thake you etrailer for having restocked. If your reading this just order from etrailer. etrailer technically boxed the original shipping container in one of theirs boxes. Only suggestion would be to ship this via freight not UPS. UPS was the problem in the other orders... although they delivered this one okay, I guess tells me they are batting.

Fantastic. I have yet to use the slider but hitch is smooth and operates great. Have 2021 gmc 2500hd crew cab with 6’8” bed towing 2021 Cougar 5th wheel. Highly recommend after 1year and 3500 miles of towing.
Jeff - 04/25/2022


3rd time and now I have a hitch, haven’t used it yet but looks good just wish I didn’t have to wait 3 weeks to get one that finally works.

I am sorry to hear that your item took longer for it to arrive. I have sent your information over to our customer service department for them to get in touch with you about a possible reimbursement.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 12/02/2022


The Curt sliding base for the Q16 seems to do what it is intended to do. I have only connected and disconnected once so far, and the first time I connected I could not pull out the activating arm to allow the hitch to move forward to the tow position. Moving the truck forward slightly seemed to unbind the mechanism. However, if this is going to be a routine step, it will be a bit of an annoyance. I expected this product to operate easily.

I would now rate this item as 1 star. In addition to binding up each time it was used, and it rusted so badly that I got tired of repaining it every time I used it. I would not recommend purchase of this item until Curt makes improvements and powder coats this product rather thsn using some substandard paint.
Carl W - 10/10/2016


This took a while to receive.The original shipment was destoyed by UPS and they would not even try to deliver it even though they said I had refused it. The replacement order took a week to get here because UPS had a delay. The replacement IMHO should have sent Next Day Air with UPS footing the bill. The delivering driver did not seem too happy about the weight and when he got it too my garage(after breaking a tree limb) just dropped it on the garage floor. One end of the internal box was broken open and the crossmember weldment had one tab bent but it still appears to be usable. This unit fit perfectly in the floor mount rails and looks like it is going to work fine. Will find out in a couple of days


Product works very well and is good quality. Excellent service from Etrailer made this an easy puchase!


The delivery vendor dropped kicked the product. The box was tattered, but because of the design of the product it appears undamaged. May have more to report after the product is installed in the next 30 to 60 days or so. Product is heavy duty as it should be for the tasks that it will perform.



Great product




Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

Great Hitch!!! I purchased this product for my 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 8' bed. Instructions were very easy to follow. Everything looks to be of good quality. I use the Reese base rail kit RP56001-53 and it fit perfectly. It took me about 3 hours to install everything and to trim the bedliner. Took it out for a test run pulling my 5th wheel trailer that weighs about 7500lbs. Smooth is all i have to say. Just like everyone else says you will need some tools and a heavy torque wrench to do this job. Only negative thing that i have to say is that it took 2 full weeks to get everything delivered to do the installation. I would have to give etrailer a 3.8 stars for their service.


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

Installed in a 2015 Ram 2500 and thanks to ETAILER'S videos, I installed it myself. It was not very difficult, just some tight areas to reach into.

ETAILER had the best price, shipping was fast and it arrived in perfect condition. Which is always an issue with large heavy items.

The hitch works great, zero issues. Be sure to get the proper thickness lube plate to avoid binding during un-hitching (so I have read online). Will likely get the lube plate cover this year. No regrets with my pruchase.


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

This has been a very good hitch except for one seriously flawed issue. We had just traversed I-20 across Louisiana and Mississippi then down to Mobil. I know those states pride themselves on low taxes and it shows. The roads are very poorly maintained but I didn't expect it to break my hitch. Arriving in Pensacola I was leveling my trailer while still connected to the truck. The slope was pulling up on the back of the truck but not that much. Snap on of the pivot pens sheared off. A No 8 tempered bolt is supposed to take 50,000 psi had just snapped off. Glad it didn't happened underway. Drilled it out and replaced only a 2 hour delay but Reese was like 'well did you check the torque that morning?' no sympathy or any sense of responsibility. The repair guy said it looked like a faulty bolt the way it sheared off - ok only a $35 repair but I didn't come away from my call with Reese feeling like they were concerned. Otherwise I think this hitch is very well built. It can be a little tricky to get it to lock - you have to make sure the trailer is at the right height and usually rock the truck slightly to get the lock to engage. Otherwise very nice. I did have to install a block and chain in my barn - this hitch is heavy to remove and install but very easy to do so.

no issues since the pivot pen failure. I carry a spare pivot pen. The hitch does require you have the trailer aligned pretty close to perfect vertically to both attach and disconnect. Once i got the hang of it my hitching/unhitching time to under 5 minutes. I installed a chain hoist in my garage and when i want to remove the hitch I can just drive under it, disconnect the hitch and hoist it up, drive out from under it without having to lift it. Dont use the slider hardly ever but when I need it it is great to have.
Bil - 03/04/2017


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

After a LOT of research, I decided on this fifth wheel hitch and now that it's installed, I am NOT disappointed at all!!
Great hitch, great prices from etrailer, & great shipping service!!!
I saved about 35% buying from etrailer vs. my local dealer.


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

Incredibly fast shipping and free, WOW. Got my hitch in 2 days. I was able to install it in my F350 in about 10 minutes, rails was around installed. Can't wait to pull my 5th wheel and see how it does. I have looked at several different hitches and your not going to beat the price on this one. Thanks for the great price and product.


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

The Reese 30866 is a great hitch and etrailer has it at a great price. Noah helped me make sure it would fit my rails and it snaps right in. And it snaps right out for when not in use. Breaks into 2 pieces for easy removal. Arrived overnight with free shipping and at about 75% below retail. Perfect purchase in every way. Thanks


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

I am super pleased with the Reese sliding 5th wheel hitch that was installed in my 2015 Tundra.


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

I ordered this hitch with the Ford F250 install kit. No problems installing it in my longbed 2015 F250. Measurements in instructions were "spot on"

4 packages arrived by UPS & all were intact. Nothing scratched, broken, or missing.

Looks like Ford relocated the bracket for the tubing that previously had to be moved, so it is no longer in the way.

The kit included conical washers, and spacers, & the drawing showed which was used with which kit, but it would have saved me a few minutes if it had been mentioned in the written instructions.

Erica was very helpful with my order, Thanks Erica.

If you can read a ruler, follow instructions, and drill a hole, you shouldn't have any problem installing this kit.

In the past year Ive towed my 5th wheel trailer over 7000 miles. The Hitch is still working flawlessly. Highly recommend it.
Ray K - 03/30/2016


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

This is a "One year follow up" but we've actually owned and used the R16 hitch for four years. The hitch works great. We've towed our 5 ton camper approximately 10,000 miles with this hitch.

This jaws on this hitch are too thick to use a plastic lube plate so I use grease. Reese may have addressed this issue by now. I don't consider it a major problem. While some people prefer a lube plate, it was beginning to drive me nuts on a previous hitch because they often fall off the fifth wheel king pin while hitching to the truck.

We had one area of concern. After three years and about 7,500 miles of towing I noticed the yellow, rubber pivot bushings wearing out. An internet search revealed Reese was replacing these with improved bushings at no charge to customer. I contacted etrailer and they shipped the new rubber bushing kit to me immediately. Replacing the bushings was easy and they have held up well.


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

Greg was very helpful in placing my order their shipping was extremely fast and installation was very easy in my 2007 2500 HD Duramax I am very satisfied with the performance of the Reese titan 16 K hitch


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

RP30869 Reese 16K Titan hitch with round tube slider.

Reese Titan 16K hitch with round tube slider was manufactured in China. Serious quality issues required first hitch be returned to Reese because it was not functional. Hitch could not freely rock fore-aft because of improper casting and machining. Mechanic assembling hitch to its saddle had to use hammer to assemble. Replacement hitch received from Reese with a missing grease fitting but no similar interferences limiting hitch movement. The hitch saddle rests on 1" diameter pins oriented fore-aft through the slider cross piece that allows hitch to rock left-right. As manufactured hitch can move vertically about 1/16" on 1" diameter pins and fore-aft 3/16". So when driving over a hard bump hitch slams up and down on the 1" pin clearance. When braking hitch moves forward until hitch saddle contacts cross bar on slider. Contact is on as-cast, not machined surface. Contact is only on left side. When accelerating hitch moves back until hitch saddle contacts forward side of cross bar on slider. Same issue with contact but now on right side indicating improper set-up for machining of saddle casting. Design concept is good but design execution and manufacturing are very poorly executed. I am considering modifying hitch and slider cross bar to eliminate excessive fore-aft slop (clearance). I have not come up with a solution to reduce the vertical movement.
First hitch had to be returned to Reese because it was poorly manufactured and was not functional. Replacement hitch from Reese had missing grease fitting. Hole had been drilled but not tapped for zirc fitting.

Because of quality issues I encountered I cannot recommend purchase of these Reese products.


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts


There is a learning curve
on this hitch.
1. I had a valley fifth wheel hitch that had one claw and the hitch went in and out no problem

2. This is a bit trickier if you back up to the pin and you are to far forward you cannot lock the hitch. It does not close all the way by 1/4 inch

3. Make sure trailer wheels a chocked front and back

4. I had to gradually pull forward maybe 1 inch or 2 and than the release handle went into place.

5. Un-hooking: This was new for me compared to the Valley and I think it is a good idea

6. If there is any tension on the hitch if to far forward or to far back you cannot release the jaws.

7. Again make sure wheels are chocked front and back

8. Lift the weight of the truck and see if you can open the jaws

9. If you cannot you will have to move the truck forward or back until there is no tension in the jaws.

10. This is probably a good idea.

11. My trailer is only 12,500 fully loaded so the 16 should be good

12. I thought I was in trouble with this when I could not hook it up and close the handle completely

13. I put a pin the handle so you cannot accidentally open the handle but as stated above with any weight on the hitch the jaws will not open.

14. A tad bit of a learning curve but I think this is better than the old Valley and it gives a better ride for some reason. I think it might be because of the 2 jaws, but what did I know, I had trouble un-hooking the thing the first time around.

I like it


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

This was my first 5th wheel.
I have
a F250 diesel with a 6 and 3/4 bed.
When the hitch arrived it came in 4 or 5 boxes.
We went to a home depot parking lot to put it on, in case we needed any other tools. Very simple to install.
We were able to install this hitch with the custom brackets without even taking the tires off.
Very easy, took about 3 hours, could have been faster you were to remove the tires-hard to tighten to the right foot pounds.
All you need is a few sockets-some deep and some regular, 2" and 6" extension, a torque wrench, drill, drill bits and an extra set of hands if I remember correctly.
Don't unlock the slider until it is in the rails.
It is very hard to line the round tubes up to lock them in place or they will move around if not locked (Not really a problem, just aggravating to me).
For my first hitch, everything was pretty easy.
Etrailer was very helpful with install videos and customer service was excellent.
All pros, no cons, and it looks good too.


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

I replaced my Reese slider 18K hitch with Reese Titan 16K. The hitch is shipped in three separate parts. Assembly took less than thirty minutes and was straight forward. When I hooked up my Cougar fifth wheel I noticed that the latching arm did not fully engage although the jaws appeared to completely closed. I sent an email with a few pictures to Carol at etrailer on Labor Day. I had a reply back by noon on Tuesday verifying that the arm should close all the way even with the king pin in place. Nicole offed a couple of things to try. After connecting the trailer back up and I followed Nicole's recommendations. When I got out to check the latching arm was completely in the down position. It works great now!

I have purchased several items over the past few years from etrailer and have had nothing but great service. Thank you Carol and Nicole.


Review from a similar R16 in Accessories and Parts

I ordered the Reese RP30869 along with the custom rail install kit for my 2014 Ford F250 Super Duty. The guys at Etrailer responded immediately to any question I had concerning my order, tracked it for me and attached instructional videos for installation.
I am of average mechanical ability and after watching the 7 minute video a few times installed everything with a friend helping in less than 3 hours. The hardest part is removing the tires. It's pretty scary punching 10, 9/16ths holes through a brand new bed, but all the measurements provided were spot on. All needed hardware was included in sealed plastic bags. Very clean custom installation.

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