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Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate

Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate

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Curt Gooseneck - C65500

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


  • 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



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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  • Will Curt Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Flat Plate 65500 Fit a Class C Freightliner M2
    You can use the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 on your Freightliner. But it does require a custom installation from a qualified professional installer. The instructions, which are 2 steps, state: 1) The hitch must be centered between the sides of the truck and about 2"-6" in front of the rear axle for proper weight distribution. 2) (6) 5/8 inch grade 5 bolts torqued to 210 ft-lbs are recommended to fasten plate to truck frame. NOTE: - Shims should be used to accommodate...
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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 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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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram Truck with Cab and Chassis
    Because of the design of your truck bed and frame there is no standard gooseneck hitch available for your Ram 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis
    The Curt hitch setup you referenced that consists of part numbers # C65500 and # C61502 are a universal fit type hitch that does not have a specific fit list but we know that it works well for cab and chassis vehicles like your 2004 Ford F-450 so we would also recommend it for you.
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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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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for 1996 GMC Topkick Lo-Pro with 12Ft Bed
    According to my contact at Curt, you could use the Gooseneck Flat Plate, # C65500, and mount it directly to the bed, assuming the bed is at least 1/4 inch thick steel, on your 1996 GMC TopKick Lo-Pro. In order to mount the flat plate to the bed you will need to use at least six 1/2 inch Grade 5 mounting bolts. By using this installation method, he can not guaranty the exact weight capacity but it should be close to 20,000 pounds. Since there are no custom rails available for your truck,...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Fit a 1999 Ford F-350 with Utility Bed
    The Curt flat plate gooseneck trailer hitch can be installed in your truck. In order to mount the Curt gooseneck hitch # C65500 in your 1999 Ford F-350 I recommend a qualified professional installer to perform this installation since your truck has a utility bed. The hitch needs to be bolted to the truck frame using six 5/8 inch grade 5 bolts. And shims should be used to close the gap between the bottom of the hitch and any corrugations in the bed.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendations for a 1992 Ford F250
    The Curt Gooseneck Plate part # C65500 that you referenced is a universal fit item that could be installed in your 1992 Ford F250. The recommended way to install it would be to also use the Universal Rail Kit part # C61502. I spoke to Curt about whether or not this system can be used without the rail kit and they said it can be installed without the rail kit, but you will need to use a minimum of six 1/2 inch Grade 5 mounting bolts. Another option you have that would be easier to install...
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  • Are There Installation Instruction for the Curt Gooseneck Plate # C65500
    The Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 isn't a custom fit hitch or installation kit so it does not have specific measurements for where it needs to install on a given vehicle. You would mount it so that the center of the ball is either centered over the rear axle or slightly forward of the center of the rear axle. You can attach this hitch directly to the frame rails of the truck using at least six 1/2 inch diameter Grade 5 bolts. Or you can use the Curt Folding Gooseneck Ball Rail...
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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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  • Can Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 Fit a 2006 Chevy Silverado
    The Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 isn't a custom fit hitch or installation kit so it does not have specific measurements for where it needs to install on a given vehicle. You would mount it so that the center of the ball is either centered over the rear axle or slightly forward of the center of the rear axle. You can attach this hitch directly to the frame rails of the truck using at least six 1/2 inch diameter Grade 5 bolts. For custom fit gooseneck hitches for your 2006 Chevy...
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  • Correct Bracket Rail Kit to Install Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate on a 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    To install the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 on your 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD you'll need the Custom Installation Kit # C61341. The instructions for the plate are a little generic, but I added a clip of them for you to reference. You'll need to provide your own hardware for the installation.
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  • Does Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Hitch C65500 have a Capacity Rating if Bolted Directly to Truck Frame
    I checked with Curt and they have the following note for gooseneck hitch # C65500: When exceeding 20,000 gross trailer weight, a bed floor support should be fabricated and installed to prevent the bed floor from collapsing. Beyond that there isn't a specific limit. But if it were me I would not install this hitch without adequate support considering the weight of a gooseneck trailer.
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  • Possible Gooseneck Hitch Fit for Sterling Bullet Cab and Chassis 5500
    I wish we had a custom fit for your Sterling, but the best option we have is the Curt gooseneck plate part # C65500 with the install brackets # C61502 to mount them.
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  • Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate and Rail Kit for 1989 Chevy C70 truck
    The Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 is 3/8 inch thick and is rated at up to 30,000 lbs when there is underbed reinforcement. To tow a trailer loaded at 18,000 lbs I do recommend reinforcing the 1/4 inch metal with something to give you stability in between your frame rails. For instance the Curt 600 Series Gooseneck Installation Kit for Chevy/GMC # C60631 is a great choice for the support you need. I've attached some videos to assist.
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