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Curt A16 vs A20 5th Wheel Hitch for 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD With Puck System

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I have a follow-up question to Conner L. response regarding the Curt Hitch. I plan to tow a 2021 Grand Design Solitude S-Class 2930RL fifth wheel. The Specs are UVW of 11,442 lbs. and GVWR of 15,000 lbs. which I won/t reach. Is the Curt A16 acceptable or should I look at the A20 instead? Also, what is the weight difference between the hitches and rail adapters. I have the following for the A16 head at 65 lbs., base at 128 lbs. and rail adaptor at 60 lbs.. How does this compare with the A20?

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In regards to the Curt A16 Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16521 with Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch part # C88KR, the weight capacity is 16,000 lbs. Therefore, so long as the trailer does not exceed this you'll be fine. If you want to opt for a higher capacity which allows for more room for error then you can use the Curt A20 Slider 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # C16541 which has a 20,000 lb capacity. The A20 weighs about 30 lbs more than the A16.

I recommend the A20 as the weight increase is marginal and it allows for you to upgrade trailers in the future.

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