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Curt Fifth Wheel C16520 Review

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Review of Curt Accessories and Parts C16520


Today we're going to review part number C16520. This is the Curt Replacement Head Unit for the Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, has a 16,000-pound weight capacity. Now this is the replacement head unit that will fit the Curt Q16 5th wheel trailer hitches. Includes everything shown here on the table; includes the hitch assembly. It includes the loop plate that goes on the king pin of your 5th wheel. It does include the bolts and knots that are used to attached these cross member to the legs of the hitch and includes a nice booklet of detailed instructions, which shows some nice pictures and detailed instructions on how to install it correctly. This will provide a 360-degree jaw-to-king-pin contact, has the dual jaws right here. For demonstration, I have an example of a king pin in the hitch just to show you how it wraps around the king pin.

This is unlike a lot of the slide bar models because it has the rounded 2-piece jaw right here that will prevent rattle and movement by wrapping around the king pin; results in an easier hookup and a safer, quieter ride. The head itself does pivot side to side and front to back for smooth towing and simple hookup. It is cushioned to absorb road shock. You can remove this head very easily from the cross member. Basically, if you just pop this little clip right here, and this large pivot pin will pull out from the back here, you'll be able to lift the head out from the cross member. Now the cross member itself, I will rotate the table here just to give you an idea, if you look on the side, there's 3 rows of holes on each side of the cross member and basically that's used to get the correct hitch height when your attaching this to the legs of the hitch. So basically, using the included hardware when you go to bolt this on to your legs of your hitch, you can calculate the correct hitch height which is from your truck bed to the top of this head here for your specific application. It does ensure secure towing.

It uses a 3-point color coded lock indicator system. I'm going to rotate it even some more to show you that on the back. This is what you'll see from the cab of your tow vehicle. You see as I rotate it, it has a little chart there that shows red as uncouple, green is tow and yellow is couple. Right now you can see with this king pin installed in here, you can see that it's showing green, which means it's locked in position ready for towing. If you want to remove it, I have the pin already in there so you just remove the pin and clip.

Pop the pin and clip out and then what you'll do is to uncouple. Here's your handle right here, you just pull it out about a half an inch and rotate it back towards the tow vehicle. When you do that it releases the king pin and as you can see it'll show you yellow, which means the king pin is out of it and it's ready to be coupled. It's a very easy way to tell what position your jaws are in. This is constructed of sturdy steel; has a durable, carbide powder coat finish. Again, the application on this is for Curt Q16 5th wheel trailer hitches.

The gross towing weight capacity is 16,000 pounds Vertical load limit or pin weight capacity on this is 4,000 pounds It does have a limited lifetime warranty. Now I just want to show you again, we're going to move this king pin into the . and you can see as it comes into position, shows green, which means it's in position. The handle moves forward automatically, locks into position and then you just drop your pin and clip through the hole. Put the clip on it, your handle is locked into position so you're ready to tow. Very easy indication of where to position the jaws are in. That should do it for the review on part number C16520. This is the Curt Replacement Head Unit for the Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches, has a 16,000-pound weight capacity. .


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