Specially designed for heavy-duty towing, this fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best Trailer Hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" part number C15300 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch

(35 reviews)

Code:   C15300



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Curt Trailer Hitch - C15300

Specially designed for heavy-duty towing, this fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 16,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 17,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 2,400 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 2,400 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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15300 CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Xtra Duty- 2"

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Video install trailer hitch 1997 ford f250 c15300
Trailer Hitch Installation - 1997 Ford F-250 - Curt

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 1997 Ford F-250 - Curt

Today, on our 1997 Ford F250, we'll be installing our Curt two inch Receiver Hitch part number C15300. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is four and a quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 18 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. We'll go ahead with installation. To begin our install we'll first go ahead and point out the attachment points.

For this application we'll have to drill out the attachment points. We'll have a total of six, three on each side. Starting with the forward attachment point, there is a small pre-drilled hole in both prime rails. We'll be using this pre-drilled hole as a starting point for our hitch. We'll go ahead and drill the hole out large enough for half inch hardware then put our carriage bolt and block in to place.

Next, it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while we install the half inch flange nut to hold the hitch up in to position. With our hitch in place, we'll go ahead and mark the center and rear attachment points. Noting this application does have a pre-drilled hole at the rear attachment point, however, it's not center of the attachment point for our hitch, so we'll go ahead and drill out a hole right next to it. With the holes marked, we'll go ahead and take the hitch back down. Using the step bit process we'll start with a smaller bit to create a pilot hole enlarging the bit size until we get to our final size which will be large enough for the half inch hole at our center attachment point and nine sixteenths tall for the rear attachment point. With our holes drilled out, we're ready to put our hardware in place. Note for the center attachment point we'll have a half inch carriage bolt and block going down through the frame and then through the hitch.

To secure the hitch, we'll install a second block and then the half inch flange nut. For the rear attachment point we'll be using the nine sixteenths carriage bolt and block going down through the frame and through the hitch and then securing it with a nine sixteenths locking flange nut. With our carriage bolt and blocks in place we're ready to put the hitch in position. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install your hardware and flange nuts. With everything finger tight, we'll go ahead and run it down.

Next, we'll torque to specifications as indicated instructions. That does it for the install of our Curt 2" Hitch part number C15300 on our 1997 Ford F250. .

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2002 - 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 and 3500 Series with 6 Foot Bed

2002 - 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 and 3500 Series with 8 Foot Bed

1980 - 1996 Ford Bronco Full Size

1994 - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup Pickup, 6 Foot Bed with Standard or Step Bumper

1994 - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup Pickup, 8 Foot Bed with Standard or Step Bumper

1973 - 1983 Ford F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350 Pickup, with Standard or Step Bumper

1992 - 1996 Ford F-150 Pickup, with Standard or Step Bumper

1984 - 1991 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 Pickup, with Standard or Step Bumper

1992 - 1996 Ford F-250 and F-350 Pickup, with Standard or Step Bumper

1997 - 1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty Pickup, with Standard or Step Bumper

1967 - 1980 Dodge Full Size Pickup Pickup, with Standard or Step Bumper

1981 - 1993 Dodge Ram Pickup Pickup, with Standard or Step Bumper

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" - C15300

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (35 Customer Reviews)

Specially designed for heavy-duty towing, this fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

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by: David02/18/2013

One extremely tough hitch. I have a 1996 Ford F250, the body shop thought it wouldn't work. I got it home and with a lot of grunting and drilling (use a new cobalt bit), I was able to bolt it, one side at a time. When drilling, use some cutting oil that's used for black iron pipe (Oatey, found in plumbing will work). To make sure your carriage bolt plate will seat flat, make sure to drill as close inward toward the center of your vehicle as you can, allowing yourself enough metal as is reasonable. Thanks etrailer for the expedited shipping and great phone help. I've attached some pics for those who want to see what it looks like installed. 66904

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by: BRAD M.11/01/2014

The hitchon my farm pickup tore loose from pulling heavy loads. I had a very heavy load to pull when my hitch failed so I started calling around for a class V hitch. Of course nobody in town stocks them so I ended up omline and found one at E-trailer. The sales woman was friendly and helpful in getting me set up with the hitch I needed. I ordered it 2nd day delivery and received it two days after I ordered it. I was concerned about the mounting as I have before ordered hitches from other places that did not line up with the factory holes. Everything fit well, I had to drill out 2 of the mounting holes for the heavier 9/16 rear bolts but that was a quick and easy fix. The hitch holes lined up well with the truck holes perfectly and it mounted up quickly to my truck. We put a bit of weld on it also to assure the strength we needed. Had to move a very heavy load and the hitch worked well. 158734

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by: Dave Kal05/22/2013

I was looking for a receiver hitch for my 1987 F-250 that wouldn't interfere with my spare. I had to replace my bumper which was a ugly 10 in drop. (This won't fit the 10 in drop unless you make a cutout for the receiver) I picked up a stock, better looking bumper for 30 bucks. There where no holes in my frame so I removed the rivets, opened those hole and had to drill 4 more holes for the install. The hitch is the heaviest hitch I have seen and well worth the money. Free shipping and it was at my door in less than a week. 81631

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by: Wesley C.03/20/2014

First time ordering from eTrailer but it I'm sure it will not be the last time. The search process for a hitch for my 1995 F150 on the website was very quick, there were several options, and the information was straight forward and easy to understand. The hitch arrived in only about four days and I installed the hitch without any problems thanks to the clear instructions and the video that was on the website. Thanks for all the help. 121469

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by: john rouse07/17/2014

installeation wont take place foe a week from now. the product is heavy duty and exactly what i needed for my application. the one that i removed from the truck wash cracked and a brand not common. im very glade i looked at it before hauling my travel trailer through the mountain with my family of four. Thank you very much for providing pictures of your products, speedy delivery and great employee knowledge of the products you sell. 141787

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by: Hoss08/16/2014

I will only buy a CURT hitch. The reason being is that the ends are caped off with the mounting plates so no road salt can lay inside the main tube and rust it out causing a catastrophic failure. When UPS dropped it off we weren't home. the box was tore open where the mounting brackets had come through from throwing it around the loading docks, I hope the mounting hardware is still in the box..... 147020

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by: Katie S.08/15/2013

Super fast shipping! I chose the 3-5 day shipping and it arrived 2 days later! Excellent communication as far as receiving emails about order updates and shipping information. Great product and super easy to install. Proper drill bits and drill are needed of course but after the holes were drilled it only took about 15 minutes to connect the hitch to the frame. 95216

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by: TracyT10/14/2013

although I just got it on and have not used it, I am more confident that it will work better then the bumper hitch! (sorry I put the wrong picture in first) 103852

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by: Rod W09/27/2013

The hitch was shipped next day and recd it a few days later..instructions were spot on and total time for removal of my class 3and install of the class 5 was less than 45 minutes... Just need a "sharp" bit for the two holes I need to drill in my ram, but am very happy with the quality and install/fit 101761

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by: Greg07/01/2014

Quality product that fit well on my 1994 Ford F250. Install was very simple. I would recommend this hitch over all the other brands more commonly known since it truly is a class 5 hitch where others I looked for were not for my make and model vehicle. This is exactly what I wanted and was looking for. 138650

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by: Dave C.05/30/2013

Great customer service, The first hitch I ordered would not fit due to the frame dimension which was wider than the hitch. Called back and figured out which hitch would fit and they paid freight to send the first one back. Good quality product and easy installation. Thank you 82645

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by: Bill t08/04/2013

Spoke to knowledgable person to help in the selection of my item purchased. They shipped the same day I ordered and I received the product a day earlier than expected. Awesome experience. Would definitely do business with them in the future. Thx. Bill t. 93180

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by: Rob Walker03/05/2014

Well made product that fit perfect with great instructions. Was super easy to install. Etrailer provided great customer service. They kept you updated every step of the way. Super fast shipping. I had it in 2 days. I definitely recommend buying from them. 118545

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by: Roger02/03/2015

Very nice product. Easy to install. I understand now why it is rated to tow much more than the original equipment hitch as it is made from much heavier gauge steel. Also, Lexus G. was a pleasure to work with. Thanks for an excellent experience. 172321

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by: Steve03/25/2013

Hitch was/is VERY sturdy. Installation was fairly easy; hardest part was hold it up to temporarily attach in order to drill holes for hardware. Once on it is SOLID. Excellent buy. Great deal on Shipping. Highly recommend to all. 72236

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by: kenn. h.02/03/2015

This hitch is heavy duty. a little more than what i need for my camper, but better too strong than too weak. The price was 100 dollars less than local retail, and free shipping. Hard to beat. Thanks alot E.T.! 172268

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by: Calvin J02/10/2014

Installation on a 1991 F250 for pulling 32ft R.V. using weight distribution hitch. Did require drilling but other than that a great hitch. Great customer service, fast shipping. 116140

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by: Kevin B03/14/2014

With my full time job I had no time to install yet, but this is the third hitch that will be on my '96 F-250, and best looking one so far. 120700

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by: Jack Moran09/23/2014

Fit right up, bolted right on. All hardware was included. Heavier duty than the OE receiver. Very pleased, overall. Thanks, Etrailer. 152730

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by: Raymond S.05/13/2014

Price was just as. showed, great H D hitch, easy to install, 3 day deliver. No problems customized to the model of your vehicle. 130393

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by: Tom02/14/2013

Great product & very tough looking. It was easy to install and is allowing me to haul a good load in my dump trailer. 66354

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by: Rich M03/04/2015

Bolted up to my old Ford as advertised. Shipping box was pretty well destroyed by UPS however hitch was undamaged. 176967

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by: Mike Astley03/20/2015

every thing I needed was there and the instructions were a great guideline to use..fit perfect and works great... 179919

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by: george s03/06/2015

the sales person was a lot of help and easy to talk to and she new what product i was looking for. 177363

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by: Rod10/27/2014

Was easy to install-looks great on my truck. Great experience shopping on your sight! 158070

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by: Chad01/22/2013

Service was great didn't have time to install the product yet. But it looks good 63870

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by: Dan l.01/04/2015

Excellent product. One nut size was wrong but I was able to improvise. 167665

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by: richard g06/12/2013

nice heavy hitch ez to install I would highly recommend the was good. 84336

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by: a. marquez09/26/2014

very satisfied with the product and the video on installation 153309

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by: Jeff M.01/23/2015

It is exactly what I needed. It also showed up on time. 170994

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by: Jared D.06/18/2014

Product works and looks great. Very easy to install. 136317

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by: Robert08/09/2014

Great quality, easy install and fast sh ipping. 145527

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by: Bull01/02/2014

20 min instillation as always best pric ing 111692

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by: Bryce Cain08/23/2014

Great product at a great price. 148204

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by: art e.03/21/2014

great worked varey well 121567


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  • Will Curt Hitch # C15300 Fit 1979 Ford F-150 Long Bed with Standard or Step Bumper
  • Yes, the Curt Class V trailer hitch you referenced, part # C15300, is a confirmed fit for your 1979 Ford F-150 long bed with standard or step bumper and 37-1/2-inch wide frame. Installation will require some drilling and temporary removal of the spare tire. An install video is linked for you. For a wiring harness you can use Draw-Tite # 18252 which provide a 4-pole flat trailer connector for your trailer lights. A great option in a ball mount kit is item # EBMK2416 which includes...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1994 Ford F-250
  • When measuring the frame width on a vehicle, you will need to measure from the outside of one frame rail to the outside of the other frame rail. It sound like you have the 37-1/4 inch frame on your 1994 Ford F-250. Usually, you see the more narrow frame on cab and chassis models. The CURT Trailer Hitch, # C15300, does not fit vehicles with a 34 inch frame but will fit the 37-1/4 inch frame. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. It is possible that the holes...
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  • What is the Bolt Hole Spacing on Curt Trailer Hitch # C15300 for a 1996 Ford F-250
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is measure the width of the frame on your 1996 Ford F-250 to determine the width of the frame. Measure from the outside on one side to the outside on the other side. Trailer hitch # C15300 is made for trucks with a frame width of 37-1/4 inches. I have included a picture that shows the measurements between all the holes on the hitch, center to center. I also recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK2416. It comes with a ball mount, 2...
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  • Distance from the Mounting Flange Down to the Bottom of the Cross Tube on a Curt Hitch # C15300
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he informed me that the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15300 that you referenced has a drop distance of 5.62 (or 5-5/8) inches measured from the frame mounting surface down to the bottom of the cross tube. Check out the picture I attached that shows this measurement.
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  • Fit of Curt Class V Receiver Part # C15300 on 1992 Ford F250 with 10 Inch Drop Aftermarket Bumper
  • According to my contacts at Curt Manufacturing, the Class V Receiver you referenced, part # C15300 will work with a stock bumper only. Your 10 inch bumper comes down too far for the receiver opening to clear the bumper. I am told that the Class III Receiver, part # C13099 will most likely work with your bumper. The top of the receiver opening is 7-1/4 inches below the top of the mounting flanges. To confirm that it will work on your truck, measure down 7-1/4 inches from the bottom of...
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 with 8 Foot Bed
  • According to CURT, trailer hitch # C15300, will fit the following Dodge vehicles: 1967 - 1980 Dodge Full Size Pickup Pickup, with Standard or Step Bumper 1981 - 1993 Dodge Ram Pickup Pickup, with Standard or Step Bumper 1994 - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup Pickup, 6 or 8 Foot Bed with Standard or Step Bumper 2002 - 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 and 3500 Series with 6 Foot Bed or 8 foot bed The recommended ball mount is # 40330, and you can use hitch pin and clip # PC3. For a ball, use # A-90...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # C15300 Fit a 1997 Ford F-350 Without Removing the Spare Tire
  • According to Curt, if you install trailer hitch # C15300 on your 1997 Ford F-350, the spare tire will need to be temporarily lowered for hitch installation, but it does not have to be removed. The hitch is designed to fit the larger 37-1/4 inch frames. While you do not have to remove the spare tire, it may need to be repositioned once the hitch is in place. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is # 40330 and you can...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 1989 Ford F-150 to Mount a Winch
  • I do have a possible solution for you, but there are currently no custom fit front mount hitch options for your 1989 Ford F-150. You would not want to modify an existing hitch to fit either because that would void the hitch warranty and the modifications could compromise the structural integrity of the hitch. But you could have one custom fabricated. We have numerous hitch raw materials which I have linked for you. You would need a qualified professional to fabricate a hitch for you...
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  • Availability of Class IV Hitch for 1996 Dodge Ram Sport
  • Assuming your truck has the factory bumper, we offer two compatible hitches, the Curt Class IV # 14001 or the Draw-Tite Class IV, # 41923. Both hitches have the same weight capacity and would install in the same manner. This being said, I prefer the more heavily gusseted Draw-Tite model. You'll want to ensure that your truck is rated to tow up to the capacity of the hitch. If the truck capacity is lower, you'll need to abide by the lower capacity. To complete your towing system,...
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  • Bolt Hole Location on Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15300 for 1993 Ford F-150
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt to obtain the mounting bolt hole locations for the Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C15300 on a 1993 Ford F-150. I have attached a picture to illustrate these measurements. As for repositioning the spare tire, you may need to work with it a little or guide it back into place after installing the hitch. Just takes a little bit of muscle to maneuver the tire away from the hitch and you will be good to go.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 1998 Dodge Ram 1500
  • For your 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, and since you said you are going to be towing an enclosed race trailer, I recommend a Class V trailer hitch. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C15300. This hitch is a bolt-on installation and includes all the hardware needed. It has a 2 inch receiver opening and has a towing capacity of 16,000 lbs. I recommend the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit, part # EBMK2416. This includes a ball mount, 2 hitch balls, a pin and clip an a handy storage...
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  • Highest Capacity Hitch Availability for a 1992 Ford F-350
  • The highest rated hitch we offer for your 1992 Ford F-350 that has been confirmed to fit your frame width would be the Curt Hitch # C15300. This bad boy has capacities of 2,400 lbs tongue weight and 16,000 lbs total trailer weight. However this is a 2 inch hitch. This hitch is specifically designed to fit the larger 37-1/4 inch frames like you have. There will be some drilling required for installation. Check out the install video I attached. For a high capacity hitch similar that...
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  • Will Curt # C15300 Clear Flatbed on 1997 Ford F350
  • I spoke with my Curt representative, who tells me that the front face of the receiver would sit 10-3/4 inches rearward of the rear-most mounting hole. If you find the rear most mounting hole in the underside of the frame member and measure 10-3/4 inches rearward, it'll give you a good idea of how far back the face of the receiver would sit. I've edited a photo for you that shows this dimension.
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  • Should a Front Mount Hitch be Installed on a Vehicle to Install a Snow Plow
  • Your best option for using a snow plow on your 1989 Ford F150 would be to install a front mounted hitch on your vehicle. This is how most snow plows like the Agri-Cover SnowSport HD Utility Snowplow for 2" Hitches # A40000HD attach to vehicles. We do not carry any custom fit front mount hitches that are confirmed to fit your vehicle, but if you found a local fabricator qualified in hitch fabrication he could make you something.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1993 Ford F150
  • The Curt Hitch part # C15300 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 1993 Ford F-150 so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 1992 Ford F-150
  • Depending on the type bumper you have on your 1992 Ford F-150, we have a hitch that will work for you. If you have a deep drop bumper on your truck, I recommend the Curt Class lll Hitch, part # C13099. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. If your F-150 has a standard bumper installed, I recommend the Curt Hitch, part # C15300. This is also a Class lll hitch, and has a 2 inch receiver opening. The hitch you referenced, part # 87115, is not designed to fit your truck. The...
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  • What is the Highest Rated Trailer Hitch Available for a 1996 Ford Bronco
  • The highest rated available trailer hitches I can find for a 1996 Ford Bronco are Class IV hitches. We carry the CURT Trailer Hitch, # 14001. This hitch does not fit cab and chassis models or models with a roll pan bumper. It is a Class IV hitch rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight, 12,000 pounds when used with weight distribution. I have included a link to the installation instructions. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer...
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  • Highest Rated Hitch Recommendation for a 1997 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The highest rated hitch we offer for your 1997 Dodge Ram is the Curt Hitch part # C15300. The capacities for this hitch are 2,400 lbs tongue weight and 17k total trailer weight when used with weight distribution. It doesn't look like this hitch would have enough capacity for the trailer you plan to tow unless you can reduce the weight of the trailer by 1,000 lbs or so. You will need a weight distribution system though. To get the full weight capacity you would need a WD system will be...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1990 Ford Bronco
  • For a hitch for your 1990 Ford Bronco you would want the part # C15300. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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