FITS 1996 GMC C/K Series Pickup
Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2"

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

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1996 GMC C/K Series Pickup

Pickup - 10 inch Deepdrop Bumper

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  • Curt
  • Class V
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 2400 lbs TW
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 17000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 2400 lbs WD TW
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1996 GMC C/K Series Pickup - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2"

Specially designed for heavy-duty towing, this fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your GMC C/K Series Pickup'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
  • Assembled in the USA


  • 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.

15317 CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Xtra Duty- 2"

C15317 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C15317 Installation instructions
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

No drilling required for installation , Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" - C15317

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 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.

- C15317

Needed to replace a hitch with a specific drop and this was the only place it could be found. It shipped short of some hardware which was quickly corrected with another shipment. 345265

- C15317
1999 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

It fit right on the truck and didnt have to really work at it. Thank you 300218


Excellent. Thanks

Dominic G - 09/27/2017


- C15317

Repeat customer due to the best price & customer service. This Curt 10" drop hitch arrived in great condition and in a timely manner. Have used etrailer for all my towing / wiring needs and will continue to do so... Thanks 184366

- C15317
1994 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Good product. Quick ship. Easy install. 131883


After 1 year this is still a great product. I would buy again.

Doug P - 05/22/2015


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  • Fit and Compatibility of Deep Drop Trailer Hitch for a M35A2C
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he informed me that the Curt hitch # C15317 center section measures 31-5/8 inches. The center to center mounting hole width with the flanges attached is 34-7/8 inches. He also informed me that the flanges on the # C15317 can be reversed if it helps to accommodate your M35A2C. This hitch will have a drop from mounting point to top of the receiver tube of 7-1/4 inches. Fitment cannot be confirmed since they have not performed a test fit on the vehicle. The...
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  • What is the Width of Curt Class V Trailer Hitch # C15317
  • I spoke with Curt about trailer hitch # C15317 and the width. From the center of one bolt hole to the center of the other, left to right, it is 34-3/8 inches. A detailed or CAD drawing is not available because that is proprietary information. Keep in mind this is a custom fit hitch. So if you have a 1988 to 2000 Chevy or GMC C/K series truck with a 10 inch deep drop bumper then this is the correct hitch for you.
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  • What is the Height of the Side Mounting Brackets for the Curt Class V Trailer Hitch # C15317
  • According to my contact at Curt, the distance from the mounting flanges to the top of the receiver on the Curt Class V Trailer Hitch, # C15317, is 7-1/4 inches. This hitch was designed to fit the Chevrolet and GMC C/K pickup trucks from 1988-2000 with the 10 inch deep drop bumper.
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  • Hitch and Brake Controller for 2000 GMC Sierra 3500 Pickup
  • The 2000 model year was a split year for GMC pickups so checking hitch fits can be tricky. Curt Class V hitch # C15400 fits only the cab-and-chassis versions from 2001 forward; it does not fit your 2000 GMC Sierra 3500 pickup. If your 2000 Sierra pickup has a 10-inch deep-drop bumper you can use Curt Class V hitch # C15317. If it has a standard or step bumper you can use Class V hitch # C15325. If your Sierra has a factory 7-way you can install a trailer brake controller like the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1998 Chevy C/K Series 2500 Pickup with Utility Bed
  • Since you have the utility bed on your 1998 Chevy C/K Series 2500 you will want to be looking at trailer hitches that are for a cab and chassis model as opposed to the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15317 for a 10" Deepdrop Bumper. For your application a better option would be a multi-fit option like the part # 41990 which you can then use either the 7" drop brackets # 4907 or the 16 inch brackets # 4916 to try to work around the service body. Attached are some dimensional photos...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 1992 GMC 3500
  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 41947 fits the cab and chassis models of the 1992 GMC 3500 trucks. These are the trucks that do not come with beds and are turned into utility trucks, ambulance vehicles, and similar things like that. These trucks have a narrower frame width than the pickup models. If your truck's frame width is 34 inches wide measured from the outside of one frame rail to the outside of the other then this hitch will fit. If you have a regular pickup model with a standard/step...
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  • Comparison Between Class V Hitches That Are Welded Together And Hitches That Are Bolted Together
  • Part # C15325 has a maximum gross trailer weight capacity of 16,000 lbs and 17,000 when using weight distribution. The tongue weight capacity is 2,400 lbs and 2,400 lbs when used with weight distribution. This hitch is designed to be used on trucks without a 10 inch step bumper. This is a Class V hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. Another Class V hitch that may work for you if your truck has the 10 inch step bumper is part # C15317. This has the same characteristics as the...
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  • Would Curt Hitch C15317 Fit 1996 Chevy K2500 with DMI Drop Bumper
  • The Curt hitch part # C15317 is a confirmed fit for a 1996 Chevy K2500 with a 10 inch drop bumper. If the DMI bumper you have is a 10 inch drop bumper this hitch would work well for you. I looked up pictures of your bumper and it appears to be a standard 10 inch drop bumper so this should work well.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 1996 Chevy K1500 with Roll Pan Bumper Installed
  • What you will want to do is look at the hitches available for the 1996 Chevy K1500 with 10 inch deep drop bumper. These hitches come down lower and could work for you. Curt hitch # C15317 has the highest capacity of the options at 2,400 pounds tongue weight capacity and 16,000 pounds gross trailer weight capacity. But it measures 7-1/4 inches from the bottom of the frame to the top of the receiver. Check your truck to see if your could get away with 7-1/4 inches. If it will not work...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1998 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Service Body
  • Since your 1998 Chevy Silverado 2500HD has a service bed on it currently that would indicate that I spoke to my contacts at Curt and Reese and the only styles of hitches that can be made to fit a service body truck 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Long Ball Mount For 1994 Chevrolet C2500 Pickup With drop Bumper
  • Since you have a drop bumper on your 1994 Chevrolet C2500, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C15317. This is designed to work with the bumper you have on your truck. I also recommend the Brophy Heavy Duty Extra Long Ballmount, part # BH20. This ball mount works with a 2-inch receiver opening and measures 13-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball hole.
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  • Availability of Class V Hitch for 1997 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup with 10-Inch Deep Drop Bumper
  • We do offer a 2-inch Class V trailer hitch for your 1997 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup with 10-Inch deep drop bumper. Curt hitch # C15317 offers a very substantial 2400-lb tongue weight capacity and a gross trailer weight rating as high as 17,000-lbs if used with weight distribution. If your truck carries a different weight rating then the lower-rated item becomes the overall limit. This hitch installs without drilling or welding using the included hardware. Your spare tire will need to...
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 1995 Chevy C/K 2500 with 10 inch Drop Bumper
  • For your 1995 Chevy C/K2500 with a 36 inch frame and a 10 inch drop bumper you would want the Curt hitch part # C15317 which is a confirmed fit and has capacity of 17,000 lbs trailer weight and 1,700 lbs tongue weight.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 1998 GMC Pickup with 10 Inch Deep Drop Bumper
  • To get the highest towing capacity available on your 1998 GMC Truck I suggest the Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15317. This hitch has a gross trailer weight of 16,000 pounds and maximum tongue weight of 2,400 pounds. Of course you'll want to verify your truck's towing capacity since it will be the limited factor. All of the hardware is included to bolt this to your truck's frame. If you also need a ball mount, # C45340. This will keep you around the same weight capacity...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 1994 GMC c2500 with Roll Pan Bumper
  • I do have an option for you, however the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15317 referenced in your question is designed to fit the 1994 C/K Pickup that features a 10 inch deep drop bumper. This particular hitch will not fit your Chevy c2500 that has the factory roll pan bumper. For your truck, I instead recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 41522. This Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your truck as long as it doesn't have the 8 foot bed or is the 4-Door Crew Cab model....
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  • Parts Recommendation to Tow a 7,500 lb Trailer with a 2000 Chevy C1500 Truck
  • First let's start with a hitch, if you do not have a 10 inch deep drop bumper you would want the Curt Hitch part # C15325. If you do have a drop bumper you would want the Curt Hitch part # C15317. Now for wiring you will need to start with a 4-way like the Tow Ready Wiring Kit part # 118315. To convert this to a 7-way and install a brake controller you will need the Brake Controller Installation and 7-Way Install kit part # ETBC7. I attached an install video and installation instructions...
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  • No Weldnuts on 1992 Chevy C/K Pickup Truck to Install a Trailer Hitch
  • If the rear most attachment points on the frame of your 1992 Chevy C/K truck do not have the weldnuts in the frame then they could have broken off or corroded away. It should be a C-channel frame so it would be easy to see if it is obvious that a weldnut was there. A professional welder could weld on some new ones for you without much time or cost. There should be 8 bolts to secure the brackets to the main tube of the hitch. Then there should be 6 more for a total of 14 bolts. Which...
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