Always On Liberty Teams with CURT Manufacturing in Safety Campaign

In 2014, we purchased our Heartland Cyclone 4100 fifth wheel toy hauler and Ram 3500 truck. However, we still had one more piece of the puzzle that would allow us to pull our load safely; a fifth wheel hitch. After much research, our compass needle kept pointing to CURT Manufacturing products because of their commitment to safety. And then, a few years later, we joined their safety campaign team.

When we were approached by CURT to be featured in their Tested. Proven. Safe. commercial, we, of course, said YES because we believe in not only their products but their commitment of towing safety and product education.

CURT Group Filming Always On Liberty

Check out their commercial below!

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Why CURT Manufacturing?

We chose the CURT Q24 5th wheel hitch for several reasons. It’s built for the quietest towing possible. Rated for trailers up to 24,000 pounds GTW and is compatible with a roller for use in a short-bed truck, the Q24 fifth wheel hitch is also available with a variety of other mounting options.

As stated on CURT Manufacturing campaign…

“CURT’s mission is to provide customers with safe, reliable products that empower them to enjoy more of what they love — whether it’s work, play or a combination of both. As such, this campaign’s objective is to highlight advancements in our testing technologies, product innovation and demonstrate its value to our customers…”

CURT Group Film Crew with Always On Liberty

Testing…

Last year, we installed and tested CURT’s R24 5th Wheel Roller in conjunction with our CURT Q24 hitch. It helped lift the hitch mechanism to allow greater clearance between the bottom of our fifth wheel cap area and our Ram 3500 truck bed rails. Though we had a long bed, we still used the feature that allowed for forward and rearward movement of 5th wheel hitch for added clearance.

Other features:

      • Constructed with solid, non-binding rods that lock the hitch into position
      • Designed to be a true rolling unit, not just a slider
      • Provides 12″ of travel while most competitive models only offer 10″
      • Uses wheels to bear the weight, instead of hollow rods like competition
      • Mounts to all industry-standard base rails
      • Tested for safety in accordance with SAE J2638
      • Protected by a highly durable carbide powder coat finish
      • Limited lifetime warranty (one-year finish, one-year parts)
Curt Hitch and Rail System
Dan finalizing our CURT Q24 on their sliding roller system.

As noted on CURT Manufacturing website:

“A CURT 5th wheel trailer hitch is the ultimate combination of towing power and smooth driving, but a CURT 5th wheel mounted on a 5th wheel roller turns this gentle giant into the ultimate in mobility too. If you have a short-bed truck, it can be difficult towing a large RV trailer, especially one with an extended front overhang. When you are towing a 5th wheel with a 6-foot truck bed, give yourself a little breathing room with a CURT 5th wheel roller. Our 5th wheel rollers mount easily onto a set of 5th wheel rails or a gooseneck adapter already installed in the bed of your pickup truck.”

More CURT product testing…

We also tested their Rebellion XD Adjustable Cushion Hitch Ball Mount rated for 15,000 lbs. (Trailer ball sold separately) for smaller trailer loads used with our truck.

Curt Trailer Hitch

Rebellion XD Features:

      • Dynamic, adaptive suspension ball mount featuring ShockDrop technology
      • Dampens jerking and jarring from bumps and potholes for smoother towing
      • Cushioned isolator reduces rattling and vibration for a more comfortable ride
      • Increases driver control by reducing tendency for trailer sway
      • Improved trailer control during events of sudden braking
      • Virtually maintenance-free with no airbag or bearings to service
      • Minimizes stress on tow vehicle’s suspension and brakes for extended longevity
      • Lighter-weight design for less stress on the trailer hitch receiver
      • Adjustable, six-position head for precise leveling with different trailers
      • 6-1/4″ maximum drop and 1/4″ rise (shank cannot be flipped)
      • Cast steel construction for dependable towing power
      • Textured, dark grey teridium finish for a premium look on your vehicle
      • Tested and rated for 15,000 lbs. GTW and 1,500 lbs. TW
      • Fits trailer hitches with a 2″ x 2″ receiver tube opening
      • Equipped with 1-1/4″ hole to accept a trailer ball shank
      • Limited lifetime warranty (one-year finish, one-year parts)

So, after testing and reviewing, you can imagine our excitement when they wanted to feature us in CURT’s Tested. Proven. Safe. campaign commercial. What better way to promote and exemplify products from a manufacturing company that truly cares about people and road safety.

What our future holds with CURT

Though we traded our fifth wheel and truck for our Winnebago View Class C motorhome, we continue to work extensively with CURT Manufacturing to promote safe towing and field testing some of their applicable products to our setup. We are also provide them with our hands-on experiences, recommendations and reviews.

We believe their products and customer service are exemplary as well as their pronounced safety-minded mission. And, as RVers, we truly appreciate that; not only for our family but all of those who share the road with us. CURT products are truly Tested. Proven. Safe.

MORE to read about CURT products we’ve tested:

CURT Q24 fifth wheel hitch product review.

Weigh Your RV Using the BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale

Relatable Safety blog articles:

10 Ways to Avoid Roadside Emergencies and Accidents

Must Have RV Roadside Emergency and Safety Gear

Always On Liberty Rear View Mirror

 

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