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Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate

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  • Curt
  • Above the Bed
  • Fixed Ball - Centered
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • 30000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Ball
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Curt Gooseneck - C65500


  • Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate - Ready to Install
  • Included:
    • 2-5/16" Ball - rated at 30,000 lbs
    • D-rings

Note: Underbed reinforcement required to reach maximum GTW rating

65500 Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate





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Video Transcript for Curt Gooseneck - Above the Bed - C65500 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Curt gooseneck flat plate. This is a ready to install Curt gooseneck flat plate. It includes the high strength steel plate, the two and five sixteenths ball that's rated at 30,000 pounds, and the two D rings for your safety chain attachment. Now, the two and five sixteenths trailer ball fits all standard gooseneck trailers. This is a permanently attached ball, which eliminates theft and loss. The plate is constructed of a high strength steel, and it's protected by a highly durable carbide powdered coat finish.

A few measurements on this plate. Overall length of it is right at 48 inches. The width on it is gonna be right at 13 inches. And the thickness is right at three eighths of an inch thick. Now this plate features these two welded forged D rings for secure safety chain attachment.

Inside measurements on the D ring, the width is right at three inches. Overall height is two and a half inches.Now to install this, they do recommend you use six, five eighth inch diameter grade five bolts to fasten this plate to your truck frame. The gross load capacity when used as a weight carrying hitch is 30,000 pounds, 6,000 tongue weight capacity, and over bed reinforcement is required to reach that maximum gross trailer weight rating. And one last note, your gooseneck hitch weight rating will be limited to the vehicle manufacture stated capacities.But that should do it for the review on the Curt gooseneck flat plate.


Customer Reviews

Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate - C65500

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)


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Item was exactly as described and was shipped out and received very quickly!!!! Very happy with our purchase from etrailer.com! 600323



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Product looks good thank you 598384



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This hitch is a very good hitch I use it on a dailey basis and if properly greased I believe it will last me for many more years. Thanks Curt 299808



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Great product 182144



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Excellent Hitch mount, will work perfect for my application. Shipping and service was outstanding!!! 15612



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thx, the plate setup was just what I needed, solid 10306


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  • How to Install a Gooseneck Hitch on a 1988 Chevrolet C70
  • I do have an option for you but nothing will be a custom fit for your 1988 Chevrolet C70 as they do not make a direct fit gooseneck hitch for your vehicle. Instead, I recommend taking a look at the Universal Folding Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit part # C61502 with the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate part # C65500. This option can either be bolted or welded to the truck's frame. It has a 30,000 lb towing capacity and is currently one of the only options we have for your truck at this time. The plate...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck for 2013 Ram 5500 Crew Cab and Chassis with Deck
  • I can help you find a gooseneck for your 2013 Dodge Ram 5500 Crew Cab and Chassis. I recommend the Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck # C65500, because it is a multi-fit application that can be used on a cab and chassis truck. Typically, the plate would be placed on top of the flat bed over the rear axle. The Universal Rail Kit, part # C61502 can be used to provide the under bed bracing. Holes would need to be drilled through the plate, through the bed and into the frame members and the...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch Option for Cab and Chassis Ford F-450
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and sent him everything you sent me including the pictures and here is what he responded with: Typically we recommend our universal over-bed installation kit, part # C61502, compatible for the over-bed folding & fixed ball gooseneck hitches, parts # C61502 & # C61100 for the cab and chassis trucks. That said this installation kit would also need to be modified to fit the 34” OD cab & chassis frame. We recommend that a certified structural welder perform...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-550
  • I have a solution for you, but the B and W part # BWGNRK1111 would not fit the F-550. After speaking to my contact at Curt, I have found the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 is a compatible fit for your 2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty. It comes with a 2-5/16 inch ball rated at 30,000 lbs and D rings. With the amount of weight you most likely will be towing, I recommend to install the plate only using the Curt Universal Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit, # C61502 rails. Just bolting the plate...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Gooseneck on a 2008 Ford F550
  • After speaking to my contact at Curt, I have found the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 is a compatible fit for your 2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty. It comes with a 2-5/16 inch ball rated at 30,000 lbs and D rings. With the amount of weight you most likely will be towing, I recommend to install the plate only using the Curt Universal Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit, # C61502 rails. Just bolting the plate to the truck without adding rails will not allow it to meet the 30,000 lb rating. Also,...
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  • Will Curt Universal Gooseneck Hitch and Install Kit Fit a 2015 Ford F-250
  • The Universal Folding Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit # C61502 only fits much older domestic trucks so the combination of it and hitch # C65500 will not work on your 2015 Ford F-250. But we do have many custom fit gooseneck options that will fit your truck such as Curt hitch # C61332-52 which includes both the hitch and the installation kit. Going with the above mentioned hitch and install kit will also save you some money compared to the universal kit and hitch you originally asked about. And...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for Cab and Chassis Truck
  • The Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck # C65500 is a multi-fit application that can be used on a cab and chassis truck. Typically, the plate would be placed on top of the flat bed over the rear axle. The Universal Rail Kit, part # C61502 can be used to provide the under bed bracing. Holes would be drilled through the plate, through the bed and into the frame members and the rail kit. At least six 1/2 inch grade 5 bolts need to be used to fasten the plate to the rail kit. At this time there...
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  • Material of Curt Hitch Ball # C40094 for Best Welding Filler
  • The Replacement Ball for Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate Hitch - Raw Steel - 2-5/16" Diameter - 30K # C40094 is a weldable high-strength steel alloy that is heat treated. It is designed as a replacement part for the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 which uses a 3/8 inch plate to get a 30,000 lb capacity rating. For best results you will want to use a filler metal that is high yield comparable. My contact at Curt can't give you what wire to use or the speed in which to feed it.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Solution for 1976 Ford F-350 with 34 inch Frame
  • The Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate Hitch # C65500 requires professional installation. This 13 x 48-inch gooseneck hitch mounts on top of your bed using the Universal Folding Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit # C61502. The rail kit includes the required Grade 5 hardware. The kit fits a range of older GMC, Ford, Chevy and Dodge truck models and would be the best option we have for your 1976 Ford F-350 with a 34 inch frame.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation For 2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Without a Bed
  • After speaking to my contact at Curt, I have found the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 is a compatible fit for your 2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty without a bed. It comes with a 2-5/16 inch ball rated at 30,000 lbs and D rings. With the amount of weight you are towing, I recommend to install the plate only using the Curt Universal Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit, # C61502 rails.Just bolting the plate to the truck without adding rails will not allow it to meet the 30,000 lb rating. Also, I recommend...
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for a 1996 Ford F-450
  • If your Ford F-450 has an actual bed and is not a cab and chassis model (with a service bed or flatbed) then you can use the Curt universal folding gooseneck ball rail kit # C61502. You could then use Curt hitch # C-52 or # C65500. A custom hitch for a 1996 Ford F-450 is not available. If you do have a cab and chassis model then you can still use # C65500 but it will require some custom fabrication by having a qualified professional first weld a 1/2 inch steel plate to the frame.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a Cab and Chassis Truck
  • The Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck # C65500 is a multi-fit application that can be used on a cab and chassis truck. Typically, the plate would be placed on top of the flat bed over the rear axle. The Universal Rail Kit, part # C61502 can be used to provide the under bed bracing. Holes would be drilled through the plate, through the bed and into the frame members and the rail kit. At least six 1/2 inch grade 5 bolts need to be used to fasten the plate to the rail kit. At this time there...
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  • What Underbed Support Is Needed For Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate, # C65500, To Meet Maximum GTW Rating
  • I called Curt on the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate, # C65500, and they said that the plate can be installed to the frame rails with a minimum of six 1/2 inch Grade 5 mounting bolts, but that would not allow the plate to meet the 30,000 lbs. GTW rating. To be able to meet the 30,000 lbs. GTW rating you will have to install the Curt flat plate with the Curt Universal Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit, # C61502. This kit will install under the bed to the frame rails and give the extra reinforcement that...
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  • Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate Installation Weight Capacity
  • Curt says the Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 can be installed to the frame rails with a minimum of six 1/2 inch Grade 5 mounting bolts, but that would not allow the plate to meet the 30,000 lbs. GTW rating. They have not tested the plate by itself so it is not rated for a certain capacity. The strength of the gooseneck plate comes from the mounting crossbars and the frame itself, so the capacity would vary greatly depending on your installation. The product can most likely pull a light...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch for 2015 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis Truck
  • There are gooseneck hitch options for your 2015 Ford F-550 cab and chassis truck. For example, Curt's # C65500 Gooseneck Flat Plate Hitch can be directly installed on your truck bed on its own or with their Universal Folding Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit # C61502 which provides reinforcement to enable the plate's full 30K capacity to be realized. My contact at Curt Manufacturing advised that any gooseneck application on your truck will require some degree of custom installation. There is no...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate Hitch C65500
  • The Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate Hitch # C65500 requires professional installation. This 13 x 48-inch gooseneck hitch mounts on top of your bed using the Universal Folding Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit # C61502. The rail kit includes the required Grade 5 hardware. The kit fits a range of older GMC, Ford, Chevy and Dodge truck models as shown on the product page and provides the maximum 30K rating for the hitch plate.
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  • How to Install Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Hitch C65500 on 2009 Ram 1500
  • The Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Hitch # C65500 requires either a universal Rail Kit # C61502 or other custom-fabricated under-bed reinforcement in order to meet its rated capacity of 30K. The installation kit will work in older trucks only but other installation methods are possible. You can have an under-bed steel plate welded to the frame and then bolt the hitch plate to it but you cannot simply bolt the plate directly to the frame. The hitch plate requires under-bed reinforcement even...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch for a Ford F450 Flatbed Truck
  • If your Ford F-450 has an actual bed and is not a cab and chassis model (with a service bed or flatbed) then you can use the Curt universal folding gooseneck ball rail kit # C61502. You could then use Curt hitch # C-52 or # C65500. A custom hitch for a Ford F-450 flatbed is not available. If you do have a cab and chassis model then you can still use # C65500 but it will require some custom fabrication by having a qualified professional first weld a 1/2 inch steel plate to the frame.
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  • Capacity of Gooseneck Plate C65500 When Not Used with Install Rails
  • We have spoken with Curt about this before and they have stated that if you install the # C65500 without the rail kit you end up with a capacity close to 20k.
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch For 2016 Ford F-450 Cab And Chassis
  • Because of the design of your truck bed and frame there is no standard gooseneck hitch available for your 2016 Ford Cab And chassis, but we do have a solution. I recommend the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate, part # C65500. Typically, the C65500 is placed on top of the flat bed over the rear axle. You will need to drill holes through the plate and the bed and into the truck frame. The recommended hardware to use is 1/2 inch grade 5.
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate, part # C65500
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he informed me that this Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate, part # C65500, has dimensions of 48 inch wide by 13 inches in length with a thickness of 3/8 inch. You might also be interested in purchasing a Universal Folding Gooseneck Ball Rail Kit, part # C61502. I attached installation instructions below for you to check out. Check out the picture to the right to see the measurements in action.
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  • Will the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate part # C65500 Require Fabrication to Install
  • The Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate part # C65500 is designed to be installed with the Curt Gooseneck Rails part # C61502 that you referenced and is a universal fit rail that would require a bit of fabrication to install on a truck like yours. To install this kit on your truck frame you are going to need to drill some holes in the frame. By fabrication the cross rails need to be shortened 6-7 inches as well as drilling through the frame if you were to install this in a 2000 Ford F-350 cab...
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  • Plate Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for Flat Bed Truck with Gooseneck Brackets Installed
  • It sounds like you have a set of well-constructed brackets attached to the frame rails of your truck that were previously used for a gooseneck hitch. Assuming that is correct the part # C65500 would be a great option for you as it could attach directly to them.
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  • Best Way to Drill Holes Through the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate Part # C65500
  • The best way to drill through the Curt gooseneck flat plate # C65500 is using a standard drill and drill bit. When drilling go slow and steady. It's a soft steel so you won't have any issues drilling a hole. When you're drilling through metal, it's a good idea to drill the holes in two or three stages. Begin with a small diameter bit and use the subsequent bits to gradually enlarge the hole I would use the pre-drilled holes in the rails to mark the locations on the flat plate. I included...
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  • Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Hitch # C65500 for 2000 F350 Cab and Chassis with Flat Bed
  • The Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck is a multi-fit application that can indeed be used on a cab and chassis truck equipped with a flat bed. Typically, the plate would be placed on top of the flat bed over the rear axle. The Universal Rail Kit, part # C61502 can be used to provide the under bed bracing. Holes would be drilled through the plate, through the bed and into the frame members and the rail kit. At least six 1/2 inch grade 5 bolts need to be used to fasten the plate to the rail kit. Because...
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