CURT Introduces RAM Compatible Fifth Wheel Leg Kit

CURT Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of premium towing products, has developed OEM compatible fifth-wheel wheel leg kit made specifically to fit RAM 2013-2014 truck beds that contain the towing prep package.

CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit
CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit

New in the 2013-2014 models, RAM created a towing prep package designed to make fifth-wheel and gooseneck installations easier and smoother. With this in mind, CURT saw a need for its consumers and developed RAM OEM compatible fifth-wheel legs, according to a company news release.

The legs mount directly into the under-bed mount locations and convert any CURT fifth-wheel hitch head to RAM’s under-bed hitch platforms, including CURT’s Q16, Q20, Q24, and E16 hitch heads.

The most unique feature of CURT’s fifth-wheel legs is the variable position anchors that allow the fifth-wheel hitches to easily drop into the under-bed locations. A quarter-turn anchoring system allows quick and easy fifth-wheel installation and removal. The anchors can be adjusted to limit movement and eliminate unwanted chucking noises.

CURT estimates installation to take just 20 to 40 minutes depending on an installer’s level of expertise.

A complete installation video of the CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel legs is available on the CURT website (SEE link below).

CURT’s RAM OEM compatible fifth-wheel legs have a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 24,000 pounds.

This heavy-duty product is completed with a durable carbide powder coat finish.

CURT OEM Compatible 5th Wheel Leg Kit #16021 specifications include:

CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit
CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit

Gross Trailer Weight(GTW): Up to 24,000 pounds

Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Finish: Durable carbide powder coat

UPC: 612314160211

Weight: 94 pounds

MSRP: $845.25

Additional manufacturer notes include:

Converts any CURT 5th wheel hitch head to Ram’s OEM under-bed hitch platform

Quarter-turn anchoring system for quick installation and removal

Anchors can be adjusted to eliminate chucking between the legs and under-bed rails

Durable carbide powder coat finish

Compatible with the following CURT 5th wheel heads:Q24 (16545), Q20 (16530), Q16 (16520), E16 (16515)

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CURT Manufacturing

CURT is a leading manufacturer and marketer of top quality towing products.

CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit
CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit

The company offers American made, custom fit receiver hitches and wiring harnesses for nearly any vehicle on the road.

They also market a broad range of trailer hitches, towing systems, and related accessories.

CURT is ‘The First Name in Towing Products’ for automobile and truck hitches, as well as RV, gooseneck, and commercial towing systems.

Products are marketed through retailers, distributors, installers, and e-tailers across the U.S. and Canada.

CURT employs hundreds of associates, primarily at their manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters which is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

CURT operates 10 regional warehouses, each carrying over 2,500 items and has been twice named a Wisconsin ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.

Address: 6208 Industrial Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: (877) CURTMFG (287-8634)

Website: www.curtmfg.com

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Camco Introduces Eaz-Lift Fifth Wheel Hitches

Greensboro, North Carolina-based Camco introduces two new fifth wheel hitches, the Eaz-Lift 18K and the 18KS.

Camco Introduces Eaz-Lift Fifth Wheel Hitches
Camco Introduces Eaz-Lift Fifth Wheel Hitches

The 18K is a stationary fifth wheel hitch, and the 18KS is a sliding hitch.

The hitches feature Eaz-Lift quality on a standard base-rail-style bracket system.

The 18K-stationary and 18KS-slider fifth wheel hitches’ universal design allows them to be mounted to any existing base rails or to Eaz-Lift’s heavy-duty rails.

Ideal for a truck with a short bed, the 18KS utilizes the slider system to avoid truck and trailer damage by allowing additional turning clearance.

Features of the 18K and 18KS include:

Mounts to industry standard 4- and 10-bolt bed rails

11-degree side-to-side pivot with urethane cushions

32-degree, front-to-back pivot

Automatic locking jaws

Durable, powder-coated finish

18,000-pound capacity (4,500-pound vertical)

Secondary handle lock to ensure jaws have been locked closed

The 18K stationary hitch offers:

Adjustable height from 14.5 to 18 inches

The 18KS slider hitch offers these additional features:

Adjustable height from 17.5 to 21 inches

Displaces hitch 9 inches toward tailgate for tight maneuvering

Visible flag on each rail to show the slider has locked in either towing or maneuvering positions

Secondary lock pin ensures primary locking mechanism is fully secured

Fully enclosed rollers and locking mechanism to minimize debris build-up

The product order numbers are:

Camco Item Number 48620 — Fifth Wheel, Head, Crossmember, 4-bolt, kit, UPC = 014717486200, case quantity = 1, suggested retail price of $650

Camco Item Number 48621 — Fifth Wheel, Fixed Channel Leg, 4-bolt, kit, UPC = 014717486217, case quantity = 1, suggested retail price of $125

Camco Item Number 48622 — Fifth Wheel, Slider, 4-bolt, kit, UPC = 014717486224, case quantity = 1, suggested retail price of $610

Rail kits and vehicle specific adapters also available.

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Camco Manufacturing Inc.

camcologo1Camco Manufacturing Inc. started in 1966 with one employee and one product.

Today, over 40 years later, Camco has more than 350 employees, over 3,000 products, and five manufacturing facilities to better serve their customers needs.

Home office is in Greensboro, North Carolina; other locations include Elkhart, Indiana; Portland, Oregon; Leominster, Massachusetts, and their newest facility in Beilun, China.
Competitive pricing, superior service, quality products, and customer satisfaction are the foundations upon which Camco operates.

Address: 121 Landmark Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409

Phone: (800) 334-2004

Website: camco.net

Worth Pondering…

Before there were interstates, when everyone drove the old two-lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers’ fields. They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing one line of a four-line couplet—and the obligatory fifth sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.

Here is one of the actual signs:

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The best safety device

In the car is you

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Did this bring back any old memories?

If not, you’re merely a child.

If they do—then you’re old as dirt—LIKE ME!

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Mobile Outfitters Introduces All American Hitch

The Mobile Outfitters, the aftermarket division of Lippert Components Inc. (LCI), has released the All American Hitch, a smoother and virtually maintenance-free, fifth-wheel hitch for towing RVs and cargo trailers.

Designed with air cells that absorb the energy transfer between the tow vehicle and the trailer, the All American Hitch provides a quieter ride with less vibration than traditional fifth-wheel hitch systems, according to a news release.

The revolutionary new hitch comes ready to attach to standard mounting rails, and can also be adapted to most under-bed, square gooseneck attachment systems, as well as the Ford Puck system.

The All American Hitch has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) up to 22,000 pounds. With a height adjustment range from 12.5 to 17.5 inches, the All American Hitch can be mounted in either the center position of the truck bed rails or three inches to the rear, providing a tighter turning radius. The fully articulating head isolates the tow vehicle from trailer movement to aid in hooking and unhooking at various angles.

“The All American Hitch is designed to be the smoothest, quietest and most flexible fifth-wheel hitch ever produced in our industry,” said Sonny Dismuke, Mobile Outfitters product development manager.

“It is incredibly durable and literally requires no maintenance because it needs no lubrication.”

“This new hitch system is another example of how The Mobile Outfitters is continually introducing products that enhance the mobile lifestyle,” said Mobile Outfitters General Manager Steve Paul.

The Mobile Outfitters All American Hitch

“We’re also proud of the fact that the All American Hitch is built with parts that are 100 percent manufactured and assembled in America.”

Benefits of the All American Hitch include:

  • Air cell technology diminishes energy transmission between the tow vehicle and trailer for a smoother ride
  • The system’s five air cells can easily be inserted or removed, allowing users to adjust the ride to make it softer or firmer, depending on what is being towed or the expected terrain (this allows the All American Hitch to work with a range of fifth wheel sizes and weights)
  • Gold zinc plating will not chip like powder-coated paint
  • The side-to-side pivot has an adjustable tension feature to control movement when traveling unloaded (rubber bumpers keep the fore and aft head movements quiet as well)
  • The skid plate is clad with Whisper Disk technology for ultra-quiet maneuvering and is made with permanently lubricated Never Fail bearing material that is guaranteed

Details

The Mobile Outfitters

The key objective of The Mobile Outfitters is to create products they would want on their own RVs.

Address: 52941 Glenview Drive, Elkhart, Indiana 46514

Phone: (574) 312-6654

Website: themobileoutfitters.com

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI)

The Mobile Outfitters All American Hitch

Established in 1956, Lippert Components, Inc. is a tier 2 supplier serving the manufactured housing, recreational vehicle, and cargo/horse trailer industries.

LCI is an industry leader in a multitude of products including chassis, fabricated steel parts, entry doors, axles, leveling and stabilization equipment, suspension enhancement products, and accessories that enhance the RV lifestyle. LCI has grown to become a multi-state, multi-facility organization, with a reputation as being both an industry leader and an innovator in production and sales trends.

Today, as a division of Drew Industries Incorporated, LCI works with sister businesses to serve the manufactured housing and RV industries nation-wide.

Phone: (574) 535-1125

Website: lci1.com

Worth Pondering…

To re-create yourself anew in every moment in the grandest version of the greatest vision ever you had about Who You Really Are. That is the purpose in becoming human, and that is the purpose of all of life.

— Neale Donald Walsch, in Conversations with God

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