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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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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

  • Curt
  • Class V
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 20000 lbs WD GTW
  • 2700 lbs TW
  • 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.


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
  • Assembled 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"

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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   (17 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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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! 679115



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We've purchased two of these to replace worn out receivers in our fleet. 674013



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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! 726446



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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

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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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Ford

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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GREAT 766946



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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. 766460



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Installation was a little difficult but that was Fords fault. All in all, we are happy with it. 728879



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Awesome product, fast shipping to but don’t go by there directions. What I bought was supposed to be bolt on and no drilling. I ended up drilling 4 9 1/6 holes. Been nice to know before I purchased 679415



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Pulls what I ask it to. 666592



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2001 Ford F-650 and F-750

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



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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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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • 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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  • Receiver Hitch To Replace Pintle Ball Plate On 2015 Ford F550 Cab and Chassis
    I do have an option for you but there is not a receiver hitch available that will bolt into the same bolt hole spacing as the pintle ball hitch. I recommend to add Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty 2-1/2" receiver part # C15845 to the 2015 Ford F550. The Curt hitch will give you 20,000 lbs gross towing weight and then you can use Curt Adjustable 2-Ball Mount part # C45902 that comes with a 2" or 2-5/6" ball. You can also use the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16"...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2012 Ford E-350 with Service Body
    Since your 2012 Ford E-350 has a service body your best option for a hitch is with a weld-on unit like the Buyers Products Class 5 # 3371801050L. This particular unit includes the necessary mounting plates and has more than enough capacity for whatever the E-350 itself can handle. Because of the modifications at the rear that a service body design requires, a standard custom (bolt-on) hitch won't be compatible. Another good option, depending on how long the service body extends...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dimension Pictures for Curt Trailer Hitch C15845
    I attached three pictures to this page that show the most relevant dimensions of the Curt part # C15845. Curt doesn't normally give us access to dimensional drawings.
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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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  • Trailer Hitch Solution Recommendation for 2004 Chevy 2500HD with Service Body
    Usually they put utility bodies like the one on your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 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...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Which Class V 2-1/2 inch Hitch Would Fit 2000 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis
    I have a Curt Class V 2-1/2 inch that fits your 2000 Ford F-350 cab and chassis with the # C15845 but the # C15810 was not designed to fit the narrower cab and chassis truck frames so it would not work for you. We've spoken with Curt in the past about the fuel tank you have and they said this hitch was designed to accommodate the tank.
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