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Curt Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs

Curt Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs

Item # C61301-52
Our Price: $445.15
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Get complete access to your truck bed when you're not towing thanks to the convenient fold-down design of the ball on this above-bed gooseneck hitch. Use easy-to-grab T-handle to position ball. Custom installation kit included. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT gooseneck hitch part number C61301-52 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs. Gooseneck Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Gooseneck Hitch - C61301-52

  • CURT
  • Removable Ball - Stores in Hitch
  • Above the Bed
  • In Bed Release
  • Manual Ball Removal
  • 30000 lbs GTW
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • 7500 lbs TW

Get complete access to your truck bed when you're not towing thanks to the convenient fold-down design of the ball on this above-bed gooseneck hitch. Use easy-to-grab T-handle to position ball. Custom installation kit included.


Features:

  • Gooseneck trailer hitch is perfect for your heavy-duty towing needs
  • Fold-down ball allows for uninhibited use of your truck bed
    • Pull up the door near the hitch ball, pivot the ball down, and close the door over the folded ball
      • Easy-to-grab T-handle lets you raise or lower ball even while wearing thick work gloves
    • Position ball upright and fold door down to secure ball in place for towing
  • Stainless steel safety pin and pivot spring in ball help prevent binding
  • Steel hitch ball is sturdy and durable
  • Custom installation kit is designed specifically for your vehicle
    • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
  • 2 U-bolt safety chain loops included
  • Carbide black powder coated finish over steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 30,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 7,500 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • 7-Year limited warranty


61301 Curt Custom Installation Kit for Over-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitches

C-52 (61052) Curt Over-Bed Folding Gooseneck Trailer Hitch

Installation Details C61301-52 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions C61301-52 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs - C61301-52

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (44 Customer Reviews)

Get complete access to your truck bed when you're not towing thanks to the convenient fold-down design of the ball on this above-bed gooseneck hitch. Use easy-to-grab T-handle to position ball. Custom installation kit included.

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Etrailer is awesome, not so much for this product.
My first and primary issue is that the safety chain u-bolts are positioned to close to the angle iron brackets to allow clearance for them to freely move up and down with the nuts installed (see photos). I can force them up from below with a hammer and stomped them back down from above. This problem is made worse due to the proximity to the ball, if I dont ensure they arent stomped down as much as possible they would interfere with my coupler when turning. I'm honestly still worried about interference if I find myself in any off camber turn.
The other problem I have isnt the fault of the hitch, but now that its installed it is still much more intrusive to the bed space when folded flat than I anticipated. In the past I've had under bed mount balls, this being a work truck I thought the cheaper option would work but I regret that decision.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

8/13/2022

I reached out to the manufacturer who would like to reach out to you directly.



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Etrailer has always come through . Even if there is an issue they respond quickly and that means alot . The prices are the best .



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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

The product itself is a good product, but the packaging it was delivered in did not withstand the weight of the product and was broken on arrival. Im hoping that parts are not missing



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Not very happy with this hitch. Install was much more difficult than my prior hitch. It's intrusive in the bed (the big rectangular plate is thick and you always know it's there). One winter on it and it's rusting and becoming difficult to deploy. It's hard to get the pin extended to secure the ball at times. Overall it's just not an impressive product in my opinion.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.

6/10/2021

Thank you for your review. I would remove the elements when not in use to further the life span. Also, the hitch ball needs greased before each use. Any rust should be sanded and covered with anti-corrosive paint.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.

6/10/2021

Thank you for your review. Here are the maintenance instructions for this hitch at the bottom of page 3: https:assets.curtmfg.commasterlibrary61652installsheet61652_INS.pdf



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The hitch fit very well and install was easy to mount. One small mod to under bed sheet metal was needed.



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Over all a very stout set up but I was disappointed that I have factory threaded inserts in my frame for gooseneck hitches less than 2 inches from where this one mounts but this just didn't utilize them. It does use holes in the frame so there isn't any drilling though. Also you have to cut the bottom seam of the bed inside the wheel well (per instructions) to get the cross members in and have to cut a rather large square hole in the bed floor instead of just a hole for the ball ( also per instructions).



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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Product is very good but the company is great, My package came torn at the corner with all but 3 pieces missing. 1 phone call to etrailer and they reshipped the parts I was missing with no problems at all. They take care of UPS problems, I received my replacement parts within 3 days Thanks e trailer Jim



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I currently purchased this product. It is a great setup and pretty simple to install. I had received it about 3 days later. Was missing a few hardware parts so I could install at that time. I had called up the company and let them know and they sent me a new kit no charge. The product is great setup and I would definitly recommend it to anyone else. Thanks for all the great help!!!



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Works great. Only issue is the chrome on the ball peeling, but that's because I didn't grease it enough. Otherwise no issues at all



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great product, great price!

Michael

1/24/2018

After a year it is still a quality product and working well.



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Work good I didn’t have any problems



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

All in all it was a smooth install. It took about 5 hours by myself!



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Works awesome and still have use of my bed



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2017 GMC Sierra 3500



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its solid , no issues so far ...... the only little detail is the chain connectors they somehow by design tend be difficult to extend up and down but its an easy fix that got done on day one and no problem since



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The hitch is extremely stout. The install was not so bad but the instructions lack a bunch of detail. When received, parts were missing. See pics. After a few trips to the hardware store I managed to put the parts together to install the hitch. The fact that I was on a stringent timeline made this task more difficult. The template for centering the frame hitch was non-existant so allot of time was spent with a tape measure and a marker. All in all its a solid unit. I would suggest a buy on this one but etrailer needs to work the transportation issues of their boxes. The Curt over bed portion was all there and in a solid box.



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The ball works just fine once you get it up and locked. The locking mechanism has to be greased or never-ceased almost every time. The tie downs for safety chains were hampered during installation by an existing cross member, but we got it in. Overall as for useability I vote "works fine" as for installation instructions are close.
Inside the bed it closes to give me all working area, I would buy it again.



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I was looking for a 5th wheel solution and found this setup. Install was strait forward and Easy. It workes great with my 26 foot camper trailer. It folds almost flat with the bed floor for a flat load surface for sheet goods. The bottom of the mount does not drop to low to impead with exhaust pipe, hoses, drive shaft or rear diff. A great product sold by a good company that's there with support and solutions. Thanks etrailer.



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Very nice product!!! Works well and is easy to install. Would have given it a 5 star but the product did not come with install papers so had to look up online. I tow a 28 foot gooseneck regularly and it does great!!! Also like that it lays flat in bed for when I need to haul something without trailer.



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Fast delivery accurate product fare pri cing


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