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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"

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  • Curt
  • Class V
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • 2700 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 20000 lbs WD GTW
  • 2700 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. Lowest 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 etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C15845

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.


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • 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


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



C15845 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C15845 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2000 - 2019 Ford F-650 and F-750 F-650

2001 - 2014 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis

1999 - 2000 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis F-450 and F-550 models

1999 - 2000 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis F-350 models

2015 - 2019 Ford F-550 Cab and Chassis

2015 - 2019 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis

2015 - 2019 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis





Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (9 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.

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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 629797



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2005 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis

The parts that I needed were shipped to my door in less time than expected. I received a call stating that one of the parts were back ordered and would I like to change it to one that was in stock. They mentioned to make sure the rating was the same if I decided to do that. I told them I would stay with the original part which arrived with the other parts I ordered in less than 3 days. Great service! Thanks! 236854



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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. 279324


Comments

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

Sam S - 12/27/2017

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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. 279999



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HItch got here fast and in good shape ready to work. Easy install goes right in. 641772



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2009 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis

Fit my truck perfect thanks 490730


Comments

Excellent

William - 03/30/2019

51237

- C15845
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Trailer hitch was shipped and arrived quicker than I expected. The package was a little beat up, but the hitch was perfectly intact with all components as ordered. It appears to be a perfect fit and should be easy to install. It will replace my old lighter duty hitch so I can pull heavier trailers. 364615



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Perfect!! Came in great shape and also came very fast. Thank you for the GREAT service and I highly recommend!! 175950



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BEEFY PRODUCT!!! 124435


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  • ICC Bumper and Trailer Hitchfor 2006 Ford F-Series Cab and Chassis
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15845 will come down about 8 inches from the frame. It does add some support to help with an underrun in a rear end collision so as long as the drop is enough but it isn't designed for that use. It isn't anywhere near as deep a drop as an ICC bumper and if you want to add that I recommend the Buyers Products Vehicle ICC Bumper - 62" Long x 17-1/2" Tall # 3371809025 which is made for the 34 inch wide chassis...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2009 Ford F350 Cab and Chassis with a 34 Inch Frame Width
  • I can help you outfit your Ford F350 Cab and Chassis for your towing needs. Let's start with the bumper pull hitch. The 2 inch hitch that I recommend for your cab and chassis is the Curt # C15445, because of its high towing capacity. If you prefer a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver then I would recommend the Curt # C15845. If you choose the 2-1/2 inch receiver you will be able to fully take advantage of the 18,000lb towing capacity the truck offers. Both these hitches are designed to fit...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2001 Ford F450 Cab and Chassis
  • The Buyers Products Black Receiver Tube 2" I.D. x 6" Long Welded To 1/2" Mounting Plate # 3371804055 would work as a replacement but won't allow you to use the trailer you are seeking to use due to the height unless you use a drop ball mount like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs # 4283. Then you can use the Pin and Clip # PC3 and hitch ball # 19286. If you want a higher towing capacity overall when you include the other components,...
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  • Comparing Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2001 Ford F-350
  • The difference is that Curt trailer hitch # C15845 is designed to fit cab and chassis style trucks and # C15810 is designed to fit regular pickup truck models. Cab and chassis trucks are the ones you might see on a lot that do not have a bed on them. They turn those into service trucks, utility trucks, and emergency vehicles. The frame rails are closer together on cab and chassis trucks than on regular pickup models. The frame width on a cab and chassis model 2001 Ford F-350 will...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2002 Ford F-350 with Knapheide Utility Body
  • Usually they put utility bodies like the one on your 2002 Ford F-350 on the cab and chassis versions of the truck (rather than the standard models that would come with a regular bed). You would need to look at the hitches for the cab and chassis models linked to the right. These hitches fit a frame width of 34 inches. This is measured from the outside of one frame rail to the outside of the other frame rail. If your measurement is 34 inches then you would look at the cab and chassis...
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  • Amount of Drop Provided By Curt Class V Hitch, part # C15845
  • According to my Curt representative, the drop of the # C15845 hitch is right at 6 inches between the top of the receiver tube and the bottom of the truck frame. We do indeed have a reducer sleeve available, part # 58102 For more drop, a weld-on hitch like # 41990-16 might be your best bet. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver tube, but offers an impressive 16,000 lb towing/1600 lb tongue weight capacity. The distance from the top of the mounting bracket to the top of the receiver tube would...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Class V for 2006 Ford F-350 with 40 Gallon Tank Behind Axle
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # C15810 is a confirmed fit for a 2006 F-350 Super Duty. The fuel tank location you gave is normally for a Cab and Chassis model according to my contact at Curt, so you will need the # C15845 instead if your vehicle frame is 34 inches wide outside to outside.
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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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  • 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 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...
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch with 2-1/2 Inch Receiver for a 2006 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis
  • Curt trailer hitch # C15845 is designed to fit 2006 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 cab and chassis models that have a frame width of 34 inches measured from the outside of one frame rail to the outside of the other. According to my Curt representative, the drop of the # C15845 hitch is right at 6 inches between the top of the receiver tube and the bottom of the truck frame. This hitch would be an excellent option for you and is what I recommend. If you plan on doing some towing you might...
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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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  • Recommended Hitch & Brake Controller for 1999 Ford F-450 Cab-and-Chassis
  • I recommend a Class V hitch for your Gulfstream that is based on a 1999 Ford F-450 cab-and-chassis. These are available in both 2-inch and 2-1/2-inch receiver sizes and in tow ratings up to 20K. All can be seen on the linked page. All require drilling into the frame and all include the necessary installation hardware. You'll want to check your frame width. Most of these hitches are meant for a 34-inch fame width (as measured from outside to outside at the frame rails). You can click...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Clears Frame Rivets for a 2015 Ford Cab and Chassis Truck
  • Pictures can sometimes be deceiving. The holes in the side brackets for the hitches that fit cab and chassis models of the 2015 Ford F-350 are not actually in a straight line. They are off-center from each other. This is shown well on Draw-Tite hitch # 41947. I have included a more top-down picture of it so you can see what I mean.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Ford E-450 Cutaway Chassis
  • We have the Curt hitch part # C15845 which fits your 2016 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis and is a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch. This has a capacity of 20,000 lbs too.
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  • Recommended Best Bumper Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2000 Ford F-550
  • We don't have a gooseneck hitch confirmed to fit a 2000 Ford F-550. For a rear mounted hitch receiver, you have some options. For the very best and most versatile hitch receiver, I recommend the TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" and 2" # TLF1003-30. This has two receiver openings of different sizes and is rated for 20,000 lbs towing and 2500 lbs tongue weight. For the best single receiver hitch, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F Series Cab and Chassis with Deep Drop Bumper
  • I have a solution for you that would work well. But the Curt hitch part # C15845 that you referenced has a distance of 5-1/2 inches from the mounting flange down to the hitch opening. If you have a 34 inch wide frame you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 41947. This hitch has an adjustable cross tube height that should work very well for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250 Stake Pocket Truck
  • If there is no trailer wiring at all at the rear of your 2001 Ford F-350 with a stake bed you are going to have to hardwire in a 4-way and then a 7-way adapter after. If there is a 4-way connector currently or you find the square connector that the part # 20031 attaches to you could go that route as well. For a hardwire 4-way you would need the part # 18252. Now if your trailer does not have brakes all you would need is the part # 37185 as an adapter to convert the 4-way to a 7-way....
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  • 2001 Ford E-350 Bus Hitch Option
  • I spoke to my contacts at Curt and Reese and the only styles of hitches that can be made to fit a bus like yours are multi-fit RV hitches like the # 41990 that has a 16k capacity. This is a weld on hitch that would require either the 7 inch drop brackets part # 4907 or the 16 inch brackets part # 4916.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for Custom Fit Application
  • If you have a cab and chassis truck with a 34 inch wide trailer frame (measured from outside to outside) then the # C15845 would line up enough to allow you to drill holes and install it. The top of the hitch opening will measure 6 inches from mounting surface of your vehicle. If your vehicle frame isn't 34 inches a better solution would be the multi-fit hitch part # 41990 that has a 16k capacity and either the 7 inch drop brackets part # 4907 or # 4916 for 16 inch drop.
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch for a 1995 Ford F-150 XLT with Regular Step Bumper
  • The 2 Curt hitches you referenced are not a fit for a 1995 Ford F-150. Hitch # C15845 is for Super/Heavy duty cab and chassis models, not regular pickups, and # C15810 is for F-250 and F-350 models. For your F-150 with the regular step bumper you can use Curt hitch # C15300 or # 14001. I have linked some videos showing how these hitches install.
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