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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2"

Item # C15845
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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 Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" part number C15845 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C15845

  • Class V
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 2700 lbs TW
  • 20000 lbs WD GTW
  • 2700 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 20,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 20,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 2,700 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 2,700 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.

15845 CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty- 2-1/2"

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" - C15845

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (88 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.


Ordered this part and was left in silence for 4 days. I called etrailer and was told the part had not shipped yet. I asked if there were a better or similar part. The representative helped me find a better part for comparable price. I was instructed to cancel the original part due to it not shipping yet and they would send out the new one. An hour later I received an email that the cancelled part had shipped, and I could no longer cancel the item, instead when it showed up to me I could send it back for $[XX] shipping that I pay.! day later the wrong part and the right part show up together and the shipping box is demolished and has bent ears at securing points. Parts this size andd weight should not be sent this way, poor planning on etrailer side.


The Good:
* The hitch is beefy, made
from heavy gauge steel with good looking welds.
* Straight-forward installation.

The Bad:
* The rearward mounting flanges were splayed out bit, so I had to both bend them back in a bit with a come-along as well as clearance the rivet holes.
* The hitch labels were already peeling upon delivery. I had to carefully peel them off fully, remove and clean the old adhesive residue, and re-glue with industrial rubber cement.
* The shipping box from was inadequate and not up to the task. The box was only single-corrugated, and there was no packing material like foam or cardboard dunnage to keep the hitch and accessories from tumbling about in the box. During shipping all the staples ripped free, and the shipper's OS&D department crudely taped the box up with two whole strips of tape, but then during the final leg of delivery they ripped and it arrived open. The result is the hitch arrived scratched and scuffed.

Final thoughts:
The hitch seems well-built and heavy duty. But it does hang a bit lower than I would prefer. Drilling the two rear-most holes took a while, and I had to stop to sharpen the bit a number of times, the steel is very hard. The forward holes were already present, but had to be enlarged. With the fuel tank installed it is tricky but can be done.
The ordering process was easy and turn-around was fast, but the packaging was terrible. If I was not in a rush I would have sent the hitch back due to the scratches. I spent $300+ so I expected the paint to look nice and to protect from rust.


Definitely a nice piece of hardware, it bolted right up.


I received the hitch yesterday and just got it mounted. I couldn't be happier with it, is about as stout and well built hitch as I've ever seen, thank you.



Am still glad that I went with the curt, I will be getting the same for the next f-350,450 or 550 that I get


My 2019 f450 chassis cab had an end of frame fuel tank that had to be lowered to gain access to tighten the forward hitch bolts. Two of six mounting holes had to be drilled. Marking the hole location was easy as the other four boltz held the hitch in position for marking.

A floor jack is useful in raising and lowering the jack and tank.

Strongly suggest starting project with as little fuel in tank as possible.

Im very happy with the hitch and how well it fits. It is very beefy and i dont expect any issues from it in service.

2001 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis

Just installed this the other day on a 2001 Ford F-550 cab and chassis. There were factory holes already for the two front bolts so I only had to drill the two in the back. Make sure you have a nice, new drill bit as drilling up from the bottom on the frame can be a bit of a task and a sharp bit will lessen that burden.

The size of this receiver is impressive, looks very sturdy and MADE IN THE USA!


Put this on my Sterling AcTerra
went well. Air bag made me mount it a little farther back but it ain’t going anywhere. Also didn’t have to move my taillights then.


Quick delivery, great customer service!


Good product the best service

Ram 3500

So much stronger than the original hitch on a Mega cab 3500 DRW. You could see the original hitch bend with a heavy load attached. This new one is very strong and easy to install. Very happy with the upgrade. Worried it would sit too low to the ground but has not been an issue


amazing product and even better service> i was in a pinch on the road and Etrailer saved me big time.


Great Communication.


great fit on 2011 single wheel cab & chaasis F350. Super heavy duty and well made with a thick powder coat finish. Much more robust than other hitches I have used or seen. I have bought two other "Curt" hitches since this one and have been just as impressed. 5+ stars

2003 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis

The trailer hitch was everything I expected. It was delivered quickly and all the hardware was included. I installed it on my F550. Nice quality hitch.

Sam S.


The trailer hitch worked put great and is still performing well. Thank you for the follow up.

2006 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis

It was good it bolted in just fine. the biggest thing was the stickers that towing capacity information is No good. Brand new I could just peel it off.
I would still buy again but a tag that would last for years would be better.


Very happy with overall product this is our 4th curt hitch


So this hitch you must drill new holes to mount, which I was aware of. Instructions describe that the 2 larger holes on the back must line up with 2 factory installed rivits, they did NOT line up with the rivits. After a phone call to Curt they knew of the issue. There is a certain combo Ford built of these trucks that the rivits were not in the pattern this hitch is made for. I had to drop the fuel tank, cut off 2 of the factory rivits and them clamp the receiver on and drill the new holes. Curt is aware of this issue, but the trucks built were this issue were a low production runs with a different fuel tank size. Receiver is great and seems well built, but kinda a pain to install


Looks good, excellent fit, very happy with this product. Best thing about it? etrailer customer service. Olivia did a terrific job. Found me the right product, took care of all the little details, and shipped the hitch out fast. Lots of companies have forgotten how important good customer service is, apparently etrailer remembers. Thanks Olivia!


It’s a good product but I knew that when I bought it. What made me write the review is the customer service with etrailer I can get a hitch or truck accessories anywhere I choose to shop here time and time again for quality of service not the hitch. This time around I had a bit of a problem and every person I spoke with was helpful and knowledgeable and they got it taken care of almost instantly. I think I spoke with 4 representatives total with this company 2 three email and 2 over the phone. Emails are professional polite and most importantly informative. Phone calls are just the same I can clearly understand everyone I spoke to. I don’t usually go out of my way to write reviews but they always impress me.

2003 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis

Very good quality, fast shipping, fit like a glove. I would recommend this to anyone.


Fit perfect

2008 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis

Hitch was easy to install and very beefy. I bought it to replace the stock hitch on a truck that frequently launches boats in salt water, so the stock hitch had rusted severely. This one seems to have a better finish, and is not exhibiting any rust after a year of use.


Quality was awesome…installation was far more time consuming than the directions called for a few ford chassis with short wheel base and fuel tank on the rear requires lowering fuel tank to install…other than that it was fairly smooth

1999 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis

I am not sure where I sit. I received the product all taped up and packaged really sloppy. etrailer says it’s shipping company shipping company says they received it like that.

Anyway it came missing some pieces. The rep at etrailer was very helpful to get me those pieces. Instructions never made it to me so I hope it’s mounted righ.


We've purchased two of these to replace worn out receivers in our fleet.

William B.



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  • Measurements For The Curt Commercial Duty Hitch That Fits A 2021 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis
    When installing a trailer hitch on your 2021 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2 inches # C15845 will be a good upgrade. Per the manufacturer the distance from the rear frame mount hole to the rear of the cross bar is 20 inches. The plate on top of the receiver tube is 7.17 inches. The trailer hitch can tow up to 20,000 pounds and has a tongue weight up to 2,700 pounds. I would check your manual to double check the...
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  • Curt item # C15845 Dimensions
    I just went out to the warehouse and measured the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C15845. I have attached a couple of diagrams with the dimensions of this hitch on them. From the center of the back bolt to the front of the receiver is 26" The crossbeam is 4" X 4" From the center of the back bolt to the crossbeam is 18" rear 22" front
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis with Dump Body
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15845 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for a 2016 Ford F-550 cab and chassis with frame rails spaced 34" apart (outside to outside). However, Curt does not test this trailer hitch with dump body trucks nor are all dump bodies the same so I would not be able to confirm fit 100%. However, the distance from the mounting flange on the trailer hitch to the top of the receiver tube is around 6" which you should be able to use in addition to the frame...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Ford F-550 with 12 Foot Utility Bed
    The trailer hitch I recommend for you 2013 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis with 12 foot Utility Bed is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, Class V CD, 2-1/2 Inch Receiver # C15845, that you referenced. This hitch is designed for heavy-duty towing and offers a maximum gross towing capacity of 20,000 pounds with a maximum tongue weight of 2,700 pounds. It is important to note that this hitch is designed to fit vehicles with a frame that measures 34 inches wide outside to outside. Drilling is required...
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  • Curt Hitch # C15845 Mounting Bolt Hole Spacing
    The mounting holes are 16-1/4 inches apart on the Curt hitch, part # C15845. Also the rivet holes are 3 inches apart. I've included the diagrams of all the mounting hole measurements for you. As well as the install details of the hitch.
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  • Height From Top of Brackets to Receiver on Curt Hitch 15845
    I believe are asking about the distance from the brackets to the top of the receiver with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15845. That measurement is 6", as you can see from the accompanying photo. This hitch is a confirmed fit for a 2019 Ford F-350 cab and chassis.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch C15845 Fit 2024 Ford F-450 Cab & Chassis
    There is an install manual, which is linked below, though it doesn't have the measurements of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15845. That said, the # C15845 is a verified fit for the 2024 Ford F-450 Cab & Chassis, and I added an image showing the dimensions.
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  • Mounting Hole Spacing on Curt 2-1/2-inch Class V Hitch C15845
    Curt 2-1/2-inch Class V hitch # C15845 will fit the 1999 Ford F-450 cab and chassis so long as the frame width (measured outside to outside) is 34-inches. Drilling is required for installation. I went to our warehouse and measured the side-to-side spacing on the mounting hole centers. Each of these dimensions is noted on the linked photo I prepared for you. This hitch includes all required mounting hardware and instructions, which are linked for your reference.
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  • Curt # C15845 Dimensions - Clearance and Mounting Bolt Spacing
    The distance from the top of the receiver to where it would mount on the bottom of the truck is 6" on the # C15845 Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver. The distances between the mounting bolts vary so I am attaching a picture showing the different measurements you may require. I have also attached the installation details for your reference.
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  • Compatibility of Curt Hitch C15845 With F-450 Cab and Chassis With Fontaine Classic Traveler Bed
    Yes, Curt Hitch # C15845 is designed to fit Ford F450 Cab and Chassis models from 1999 - 2017 (as of October 2017). I checked with my contact at Curt and he verified that the Fontaine Classic Traveler Bed should not interfere with the hitch installation. This hitch fits vehicles with a frame that is 34" wide from outside to outside. So, you'll need to double check this measurement prior to ordering. In reference to your second question, yes, you should replace your hitch after a rear-end...
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  • Drop From Mounting Brackets to Hitch Opening Curt Hitch # C15845
    The distance from the mounting surface of the Curt # C15845 down to the top of the hitch opening is 6 inches.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch For 2019 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis
    Yes, The Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15845 will fit all models of the 2019 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis with 34" wide frames outside to outside.
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  • Would the Curt Hitch part # C15845 Fit a 2000 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis and Clear Fuel Tank
    Since your truck's frame is 34 inches from outside to outside it was definitely a cab and chassis truck at the beginning of it's life which is what the Curt hitch part # C15845 was designed to fit. From the top of the receiver crosstube of this hitch to where it would mount on the bottom of the truck frame this hitch measures 6 inches. See attached picture. With that info you should be able to determine if the hitch would clear the fuel tank.
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  • Bolt Hole Spacing for Curt Class V Commercial Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver
    I definitely have a photo of the dimensions for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15845! In the attached photo you'll see the spacing varies between 30" and 31" depending on which set of mounting holes you're looking at.
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  • Hitch Availability for a 2001 Ford E450 Shuttle Bus
    I have a Class V hitch that would fit your 2001 E450 Chassis, part # 41945. However, due to the large overhang of your vehicle because of the shuttle bus portion of the vehicle it is kind of hard for me to say for certain. The best recommendation I can make would be for you to check out the install video and instructions and compare them to the rear frame of your vehicle to see if they would be compatible.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Clears Frame Rivets for a 2015 Ford Cab and Chassis Truck
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford E-450 Cutaway Chassis
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  • ICC Bumper and Trailer Hitchfor 2006 Ford F-Series Cab and Chassis
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  • Is There a Bolt-On Trailer Hitch for a Four Winds Chateau Citation
    I do have an option for you but the Four Winds Chateau Citation is built on a Ford E-Series, not Ford F-Series Chassis and there are no bolt on options for a Ford E-450 Cab and Chassis. I do still have hitch options but their capacity is limited due to the application. I recommend the Multi-Fit Motorhome Trailer Hitch part # 5350 as our best option.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F Series Cab and Chassis with Deep Drop Bumper
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  • Does The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15810 Require Drilling To Install On a 2009 Ford F-350?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15810 is a custom fit receiver which should not require drilling to install on a 2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty. If you have a cab and chassis version F-350 you will want the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15845 and this will require drilling to install. This receiver is similar to the receiver # C15810 in having a 2-1/2" receiver. If you are unsure if you have a cab and chassis or Super Duty you can check the vehicle information sticker inside your door frame....
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  • Recommended Class V Hitch for 2001 Ford F-350 Long Bed Pickup
    The Curt # C15845 Class V hitch you'd looked at fits cab and chassis model trucks only, because cab and chassis trucks use a narrower frame spread (outside to outside distance between frame members) than the pickup models do. For a 2001 F-350 Long bed pickup, use the Curt Class V hitch, part # C15810. The hitch has the same 20K towing 2.7K tongue weight capacity and 2-1/2 inch receiver as the hitch you'd looked at, but it will fit your frame spread. The hitch will install using existing...
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  • Will I Be Able To Keep My Spare With The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15810 that is custom fit for your 2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty will allow for a spare tire with 19" wheel to still fit under the truck in the factory location. If you have a 20" or larger wheel used with your spare it will not fit with this receiver. The Curt Receiver # C15845 is for a cab and chassis F-350 and will not fit your frame correctly.
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