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Review of Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch - Fixed Fifth Wheel - C66HR

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Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch - Fixed Fifth Wheel - C66HR Review


Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a look at this Curt A30 Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with a 30,000 pound weight capacity. Now this fifth wheel hitch will mount in your truck bed, so that you can tow your fifth wheel trailer. And this heavy duty fifth wheel hitch will let you tow up to 30,000 pounds. It does use a nice, high strength, interlocking 2-jaw system here, which will provide a nice 360 degree jaw to kingpin contact. Basically these jaws will fully wrap around the kingpin, help minimize any noise or movement.

Gives you less rattle, more security than the slide bar models. The head on this has a nice, fully articulating torsion head. Gives you controlled coupling and a nice stable quiet ride, helps you self align for easy hookup and it'll suppress any road shock and reduces a lot of the bothersome towing noise you'll get. Now, I'm gonna zoom in to show you the jaws. On the jaws themselves, you can notice there's 2 built-in grease zerk fittings, one on each jaw and that's for easy lubrication of the jaws.

Basically you just put your grease gun onto those fittings, pump in the grease and that'll lubricate the jaws. Also one of the main features on this, to ensure secure towing, this hitch does offer the 3-point, color-coded lock indicator system. So if you just look at that color indicator which is under the hitch head here. And you can see this from, from inside the cab. So if you're in the cab of your truck and you turn around, you'll be able to see this.

And basically what that's telling you is the position of the jaws in your hitch head. So right now it's showing green right here. You can see the green circle. That's telling you the jaws are closed and the handle's locked. You're ready to tow.

If the yellow would pop up there, that means the jaws are open and you're ready to couple. And if red happens to show, that means the jaws are locked open or the handle's unlocked. You do not want to tow if red is showing there. So what's nice about this, just by sitting in your cabin, looking at the color, it'll show you the position of the jaws. Let you know that what's position you're in. Now, they do all swap for a 4-inch hitch height adjustment. Hitch height is critical because when you tow your fifth wheel, you want to be as level as possible. So when you do install these legs, you bolt these legs to the crossmember here. They have 4 rows of holes that you can bolt the legs to, sort of giving you a range of 4 inches of hitch height, anywhere from 13 inches to 17 inches and hitch height is always measured from your truck bed to the top of the hitch head. Also, if you look on the back here, you can see this large handle. This is the fast one-pin head removal for easy disassembly by one person. You can just unclip the clip on this side and then pull this handle. And this one-pin comes out and allows you to remove this head right here out of the crossmember. So you can take this apart and that's one person take it out of the truck, makes it a lot easier. Spin it back around here and we'll zoom out. The handle on this is a nice, single throw handle operation. It opens the dual jaws, has this nice pin and clip. You can see here, that'll keep the handle in the closed position, keeping it from opening up. And what's nice about this is when you do remove or unhitch from this, this handle will self reset to the ready to couple position. Once you uncouple your trailers, you're all ready to go, saves you a step. And this handle because this pin hole, that the pin goes through is large enough. You can actually even lock that with a padlock. If you want for added security, padlock is not included. We do sell those separately. Now this does come with this included plastic loop plank here and that's installed on your kingpin. So when you do slide and the kingpin slides in smoothly, it'll, this will help that. And then also prevent any grip, greasy, messy, grease buildup on your hitch head. So once you use this little plate, it'll help it install a lot easier. Now, this is a very simple installation. You do need the base rails and the installation kit. Those items, we do sell separately on our website and I would recommend to go to our website. Use the fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show you what base rails and installation kit you'll need to install this to your vehicle. This is compatible with the BMW, the Curt, the Demco the DrawTite, the Husky and the Reese above bed base rails. And if you notice right up here, does include the pins and clips. That'll be used to lock this to the base rails. And a nice set of detailed instructions in this manual, a little bit to show you how it all goes together and how it operates. This is a nice, sturdy steel construction, has a nice, durable carbide powder coat finish on it. A few specs, and then I want to show you how the jaws work. The gross towing weight capacity is 30,000 pounds. The vertical load limit or pin weight capacity is 7,500 pounds. And last thing I just want to show you, as I happen to, here's an example of what a kingpin would be like on your fifth wheel. So when you go to a hookup, first step you want to do is pop open your pin and clip and you can see it is tethered. So you can let it go and it'll stay right there. You won't lose it. And then it's the single throw handle. So all you have to do is just take your handle, pull it out and then slide it all the way to the back. And when you do that, if you notice the jaws click open and they're all ready to accept your kingpin. So when you back up to your fifth wheel, your kingpin is sliding in here. So you try and get it and you can see once it gets far enough, the 2 jaws are fully wrapped around the kingpin. You notice the handle slides into the lock position, the hole lines up here. So all you have to do is take your pin and clip, get it to line up with the hole, drops through, clip it and that'll lock it into place. So now you're all ready to go. And then to remove it or disconnect, to unhook, just take out your pin and clip, pull open the handle and that'll let the kingpin slide right out. Very simple installation and removal. But that should do it for the review on the Curt A30 Dual Jaw Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch with the 30,000 pound weight capacity..


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