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What is Difference Between Curt A20 and Q20 Fifth Wheel Hitches

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I’ve read all kinds of stuff on these hitches. Which one is the better hitch? The Q is more expensive, but the A is better from what I’ve read? But the Q has the 360° pivot? I want to order soon. Any help is appreciated.

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The Curt A20 # C16140 and Curt Q20 # C16130 are very similar 5th wheel hitches with the A20 being the more recent and improved version. The major difference is the A20 has interlocking jaws to further secure your king pin as opposed to the Q20 jaw locking system that do not interlock. This interlocking design is intended to give you more king pin contact on all sides for less jarring and chucking.

The 360 degree head design that the Q series had didn't offer as much of a difference in ride quality or cushioning as you'd think. It actually was a weak point that prevented it from being able to be used with pivoting pin boxes like Sidewinders. The A series will be easier overall to use and is quieter as well.

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