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Curt Fifth Wheel - Fixed Fifth Wheel - C16064 Review

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Male: Today we're going to take a look at the Curt A20 Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for the Chevrolet, GMC towing prep package. It has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2016 and newer Chevrolet and GMC trucks with the factory installed towing prep package. On a custom fit part I always like to recommend you go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it will show you if this will work for your application. This 5th wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed so that you can tow your 5th wheel trailer. It uses an interlocking two jaw system here, which will provide a nice 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact, because of that it will give you less rattle, more security than the slide bar models.

On the very front of the jaws, one on each side here, you can see there's two built in grease zerk fittings for easy lubrication of the jaws. The head on this is a fully articulating torsion head. It gives you controlled coupling and the nice stable quiet ride. We're also self aligned for easy hook up, helps suppress road shock which will reduce the bothersome towing noise. It does have a 4 inch hitch height adjustment, and hitch height is always measured from your truck bed to your top of your hitch head. That's critical because you always want to be able to tow your 5th wheel trailer as level as possible with your tow vehicle.

When you go to mount your cross member to the legs here, there's 3 rows of holes, so it will give you a four inch height adjustment anywhere from 13 inches to 17 inches. A main feature on this, is its 3 point indicator system on the back of the head here. It's color coded, and it will tell you if the hitch is ready to uncouple, couple, or tow. I'm going to try to swing this around here. Give you a good view of the color coding on it. There we go.

I think you can see the colors right here, and basically what's nice about it is these lock indicators are visible from the cab. Your cab would be right here, and if you're turning around hooking up you can just look at the color, and depending what color it shows, it shows you what position your jaws are in. Right now the jaws are fully closed so if the kingpin was in there it's showing green. Means the jaws are locked closed. It's safe to tow. If you go to open it.

We're going to go ahead and pop the handle, or the pin and clip off here. If you just rotate that handle, now the jaw is open, you can see it moves to yellow. Yellow means the jaws are ready to couple, so it's safe to back into your truck to connect to your 5th wheel. If by chance it shows red, the red means the jaws are locked open so it's safe to pull your truck away. You do not want to couple when it's showing red. You only want to couple when it's showing yellow. This handle that I used, this is a lockable handle. You see it has the pin and clip that's going to lock it into place. It is a short 00:02:37 pull, single handed operation. The nice thing about this handle, it does self reset to the ready to couple position after uncoupling. Also you'll see this handle right down here on this pin. There's a clip on the back. If you pull the clip out there's a large pin that will pull out, and that allows you to be able to remove this head from the cross member. You can take it apart in pieces, so it makes it very easy for one person to remove the hitch. I'm going to swing it back around here. I want to go over what is included with this. There we go. Once we have this all swung around. It does come with this included plastic lube plate, right here. This is designed to fit on the kingpin, helps the kingpin glide smoothly into your hitch during hookup. I do want to also mention the legs on this, again these are custom fit. They're for the Chevy, GMC trucks with the factory installed prep package. These legs, let me turn it just a little bit so you can see the anchors on it, basically they have these quarter turn anchors that allow for quick installation and removal. Basically these tabs right here will drop into your pucks that are in your truck bed, they're built into the factory under bed rails. To install this you just take your pin and clip off, rotate that quarter turn handle just like that, do the same on the back. Open that one up and then you do the 2 on the other side. You'll notice it rotated those tabs so now they're lined up, you can drop them right into the pucks in the truck bed. Once they fully drop in just rotate those handles back the quarter of a turn. You'll notice the tabs turn and locks it into position. Then again just take your pin and clip, drop it in there to hold the handle in place, and the same thing you're doing over here you'll do on the other side. Now it's locked in and you're ready to tow. Also what's nice on these, you'll notice, the nut that holds the handle is adjustable, so it can be adjusted to eliminate any chucking between the legs and the pucks. This is a sturdy steel construction. It has a nice durable carbide powder coat finish over it. Again the spec's on this, the gross towing weight capacity is 20,000 pounds, vertical load limit is 5,000 pounds. We mentioned the hitch height adjustment, which is 13 inches to 17 inches. The last thing I want to show you is how the kingpin would go into the hitch head. Right now, if you remember, we have the handle open so it's showing yellow, means you're ready to couple. The jaws are open. Here's an example what a kingpin would look like that's on your 5th wheel. When you're backing up to hook up, and again if you're in the cab you can look down and see the color, what will happen is this kingpin will slide all the way in. Once it gets in far enough you'll notice the jaws completely surround it. Back here it's showing green, which means it's ready to tow. Your handle falls into place automatically. The hole lines up. Just take your pin and clip, drop it into the hole, clip it, and it will lock that handle into place. Now you're already to tow. When you go to uncouple just do the opposite, remove the pin and clip, open the handle, and you'll be able to slide right out. That should do it for the review on the Curt 820 Dual Jaw 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for the Chevrolet and GMC towing prep package. Has a 20,000 pound weight capacity.


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Employee Jeff D
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Employee Jacob T
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Jacob T
Employee Chris R
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Chris R
Employee Conner L
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Conner L

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