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

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

Item # C15303
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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" part number C15303 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C15303

  • Class V
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 2400 lbs TW
  • 17000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 2400 lbs WD TW

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
  • Black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • 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 Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

15303 Curt Class 5 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C15303 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
16,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
2,400 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
17,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
2,400 lbs.

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Hitch will fit on vehicles with a 20 inch or smaller spare tire. No drilling required for installation , Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" - C15303

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (15 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.

2003 Ford F-150

Arrived in a pretty badly torn and re-taped box. I was worried the bolts/hardware would be missing. The hardware and bolts were found taped up tight to the receiver with the worlds strongest tape! I grabbed the bolts and hardware dropped them into the frame rail. I had help with one guy on one side and me on the other. lifted it up and put the nuts on. Checked it for a centered and even mounting on the frame rails. was on in 16 minutes!! Torqued to specifications. This was a very easy install on my 2003 F150 4x4. The spare (245/75/16) was not in the way at all. It doesn't get better than this as far as ease of purchase, fast delivery and quick install. Fits perfectly mates very nice with the rear bumper. Who ever taped that hardware bag to the receiver deserves a raise or a paid day off. They saved the day! totally happy with this product and


Fits perfect and Customer service is on point. Thank you

2002 Ford F-150

This is the second purchase I've made from eTrailer and have been impressed by the customer service and quality of the products I've received. In this instance, I bought a Curt Class V trailer hitch for my Ford F150. Absolutely straight forward instructions and installation--took me all of 30 minutes to get it mounted.


Very prompt shipping and was just as advertised and a perfect fit .

1997 Ford F-150

I have a 1997 ford f150 XLT with the stepside bed. Might want to note that the exhaust needs to be spread apart and the exhaust hangers need to be cut out of the way and relocated. Other than that little problem the hitch bolted right up. Tricky to do by yourself i would recommend a second set of hands but can be done by yourself

2001 Ford F-150

The receiver fit perfectly and only took 15 minutes to install and the 7 way kit and the brakes controller only took about 10 minutes to install really great products and fast shipping thank etrailer

Ford F-150

I'm very satisfied with this receiver. It makes my F-150 a true towing vehicle. A perfect fit, relatively easy to install.

2010 Ford F-150

This literally only took 10 minutes to install once it was out of the box. Fits perfectly (03 F150). Did not have to remove or lower spare tire.


Product seems fine,fast delivery.Easy install even in freezing conditions. Only negative was box was tore severely. Was worried something may have fallen out.Nothing missing and installed by 68 year old in about one hour in 15% weather.

2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series

It is great. Handles trailers very well. Was easy to install per instructions
Randall L - 02/13/2022





2003 Ford F-150


See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Curt Class V Hitch for 1997 Ford F-150
    The correct hitch for your 1997 Ford F-150 2WD will depend on the bed type, either stepside or regular, and in terms of towing capacity you can select a hitch class that matches the truck's own capabilities or just go for a heavy-duty Class V. All hitches for the truck appear on the linked page but I suggest you use the Class V Curt hitch # C15303 so long as you have a 20-inch or smaller spare tire. This USA-made hitch fits both flareside/stepside beds and regular bed models. It offers...
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  • Which Curt Class V Hitch Will Fit on a 2003 Ford F-150 Heavy Duty 4x4
    Yes. The Curt # C15303 Class V hitch will fit on all models of the 2003 Ford F-150. If you also need trailer wiring, I've linked that for you as well; you'll need to choose the correct wiring harness based off the features your truck has from the drop down menu at the top of the page.
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  • What Size Spare Tire Can I Fit Under My 2002 Ford F-150 With the Curt C15303 Hitch Installed
    I've seen where it says that in a few answers, as well as the tech notes, and they are referring to the wheel diameter - not the actual tire diameter. The most common tire size found on the 2002 Ford F-150 is 255/70r16 which has a diameter of 30-1/10". The Curt # C15303 has 32-3/8" between the mounting holes (measured center on center) and roughly 34" between the side mounting plates. I've attached a photo of the hitch with a full sized spare installed, so as long as you do not have...
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch that Fits 2005 GMC Sierra 3500
    We have the Curt hitch part # C15703 which fits your 2005 GMC Sierra that has the towing capacity of 18,000 lb trailer weight and 2,700 lb tongue weight. This has a 2-1/2 inch hitch size as well.
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  • High Towing Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1999 Ford F-150
    Since water and hay can weigh quite a bit I would recommend a hitch with a higher towing capacity for your 1999 Ford F-150 like the Curt Class V part # C15303 which has the highest towing capacity of the hitches we offer for your truck.
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  • Distance Between Bolt Holes of Curt Hitch For 2003 Ford F-150
    The distance between bolt holes is 32-3/8 inches of the Curt hitch that fits a 2003 Ford F-150 standard bed model stepside model, or SuperCrew model: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15303
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  • Distance Between Mounting Holes on the Curt Hitch # C15303
    The distance between the mounting holes from left to right on the Curt Trailer Hitch part # C15303 is 32-3/8 inches measured on bolt hole center. This hitch is designed to fit the following vehicles: 2000 - 2003 Ford F-150 Standard Bed models 1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty Standard Bed models 2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series Standard Bed models 2000 - 2003 Ford F-150 Stepside models 1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty Stepside models 2004 - 2004 Ford F-150...
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  • Towing Capacity Of 2001 Ford F-150 Supercrew 4x4 5.4L Engine With Factory Tow Package
    I took a look at the owner's manual for the 2001 Ford F-150 5.4L 4WD Super Crew and the maximum trailer weight that can be towed with this vehicle is 8,300 lbs with or without a weight distribution hitch if you have an automatic transmission. It mentions your tongue weight should always be between 10-15% of the weight of the trailer. I do recommend verifying the capacity in your printed copy of the manual. If you need a trailer hitch for the Ford, I recommend Curt Class V trailer hitch...
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  • Difference Between Curt 15300 and Curt 15303 Class V Trailer Hitches
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class V XD # C15300 is a confirmed fit for your 1997 Ford F250 Super Duty truck. This is a fit for the larger 37-1/4 inch frames. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class V # C15303 is a fit for the 1997 Ford F-250 Light Duty truck. It has different frame measurements so the two are not interchangeable.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2003 Ford F-150 Towing 20 Ft Grady White
    The B and W Class V Trailer Hitch, # BWHDRH24400, which is designed for your 2003 Ford F-150 has four mounting holes on each side but according to the installation instructions, only three of those holes are used. This hitch bolts directly to the frame of your F-150 and there is no drilling or welding required to install this hitch. You will most likely use the same holes in the frame to install this hitch as the ones that were previously used for the hitch that is being replaced. I have...
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch Recommended for 1997 Ford F-250
    The right hitch will depend on whether you have the F250LD (basically and F150 with a beefed up suspension) or the F250HD. If you have the LD model pickup, I'd recommend the Curt # C15303 or for an HD model pickup, use the # C15300. Either hitch is a super-high quality item that will give you years of trouble-free service. The B & W # BWHDRH25198 you'd looked at is also very high quality, but it's higher priced than the Curt no better in quality. I've linked the installation instructions...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2002 Ford F-150
    We have several trailer hitch receivers that are confirmed to fit your 2002 Ford F-150. I recommend taking a look at the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15303. The Curt trailer hitch is a Class V hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. It offers you the highest rated gross trailer weight (16,000 lbs) and highest rated tongue weight (2,400 lbs) of any other trailer hitch receiver we have confirmed to fit your vehicle. Please note that you will need to look in your vehicle's owner's manual...
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Trailer Hitch for 1997 Ford F-150 4.2L V6
    We offer several classes of 2-inch trailer hitch receiver for your 1997 Ford F-150 V6 and these vary in their tongue weight (TW) and gross towing weight (GTW) capacities. Just click on the link provided to view our main page for F-150 hitches, then simply use the Select Vehicle Style drop-down menu at the top of the page to choose your bed style. All hitches include the required mounting hardware and I have linked an install video and article to help. For instance, if you want the highest-rated...
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