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

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" part number C15312 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C15312

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

15312 CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Xtra Duty- 2"

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" - C15312

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (249 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.

Volvo Cross Country

Lot's heavier than the OEM hitch it replaced. The original started cracking on a cross country trip which caused me to leave my utility trailer in western Oklahoma for a month while I continued my trip. etrailer shipped the new hitch to a friend's house in North Carolina where we installed it in a very short time. The old one was scary close to leaving the trailer on the freeway. I've put a lot of miles on the new hitch without any signs of it breaking.


The application for this hitch is not a normal one, and I am sure there are others out there who are wanting to do the same. Vehicle is a 2002 Sierra 2500HD crew cab long bed. The rear bumper is off a 2014 Silverado 1500, mounted 2 inches higher than the factory holes (only applies to 3/4 and 1 ton trucks). This hitch fits perfectly, using the OE mounting holes, and tucks nicely under the bumper notch. The OE hitch that mounts to the factory bumper hangs slightly lower than this does.
You will lose the 7 pin plug mount when replacing the factory hitch. Since I have the NNBS bumper, it is integrated into the bumper with a 7 pin and 4 pin plug. There are vidoes showing the bumper upgrade install, but nobody has verified an aftermarket hitch that works with the newer body style bumper.


I ordered a new trailer hitch because the original one on my truck had rusted through at the welds. I was afraid to pull my 22 foot 14000 pound trailer down the road with my 40 hp tractor loaded onto it. Not any more. My new class 5 hitch exceeded all my expectations from ease of installation and its heavy duty frame and its beefy stout appearance. Iā€™m sure it will last the life of my truck and then some. Thanks etrailer. You promised me a great product and you really delivered one!

Garry S.




I have owned and used this hitch on my Chevrolet 3500 for a little over two years. I have never exceeded any weight limits for the hitch or the truck. Despite staying within rated limits, this hitch has developed a small bend on the left side between the two mounting bolts. I would advise against using this hitch if you tend to haul heavier loads on a regular basis. There are also several areas where the paint is chipping and surface rust has formed. I have pictures of this but they will not upload successfully.

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Jenny N.


I will have our customer service team reach out to you. Most hitches over time will develop rust due to road debris. We do recommend touching up the hitch with a rust resistant paint from time to time for hitch maintenance.


One of the 4 bolts from the package was already stripped. There is also nowhere to mount the electrical cable for the trailer lights.

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Brooke M.


I am so sorry to hear that! I have sent your information over to our customer service team and they will be getting in tough with you about this. As far as mounting trailer wiring goes, part # C42CR connected to part # 18140 would be an easy fix.

2002 Chevrolet Silverado

I ordered the wrong hitch, ordered for a longbed instead of a shortbed, they wanted restock and reship fee. So notched it and made it fit, still works fine, website is kinda hard to read. Other than that good hitch.


This is so much heavier than my factory installed hitch, like twice as heavy. Very thick square tube construction. If the maker (Curt) wants a little tip they should punch 2 holes for the trailer plug mount. I couldn't drill through that 1/4' steel to bolt it together and I had to weld the mount! I'm lucky I had a welder, someone laying on the ground with hand tools might never get that done!

2001 GMC Sierra

Very well made. Excellent welds and fit was nice. No need to remove or even loosen the spare tire, there was plenty of room to operate. Receiver does sit approx. 2" higher than the factory hitch that I was replacing, but that was not an issue for me. Very happy with the hitch and peace of mind that Trailer will be secure as we travel down the highway. This hitch will carry ANYTHING I will ever hook to it.

Ronald C.


Very satisfied. Good strong hitch. Peace of mind if worth every penny spent. This thing is plenty strong to do the job.


I love the new hitch from Curt, a real improvement over the original factory receiver. It is much stronger, and even though it uses four of the same factory bolt attachment points, it also extends further up the frame where two more bolts attach through existing holes spreading the load over more of the truck frame.

It arrived in perfect condition just a couple days after I ordered it and only took ten minutes to install. I would recommend this hitch to any one who is looking to upgrade or install one on a truck that didn't have a factory hitch receiver.

Dan G.


Hello, Im thinking about ordering this hitch for my 05 Silverado 3500 dually. Is your truck a 2500 or 3500 and do you have any additiona pics showing how you modified the trailer plug recepticle? Do you have any pics of it from straight behind the truck at knee level. How much lower does it hang then the factory tube hitch? Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. Dan

Hans G.


Dan G, my truck is a 2500HD, but as you probably know, the frames are the same on 2500 and 3500 model GM trucks. Just the springs and sway bars are bigger on yours. You can email me directly at [email protected] and Ill send you more pictures. I also ordered a new trailer plug from E trailers. I bought my truck at auction and sadly it had been in an accident where it was rear ended, so I got it without a hitch or trailer plug receptacle, they had been damaged and removed by the body shop when the new bumper was installed. I really dont like the factory hitch because it relies on the bumper for additional strength, and because its bolted to the bumper the torque tube doesnt get to act like a spring. I ask a lot from my hitches, frequently towing in excess of 10,000lbs so I feel very confident with the high hitch rating of the curt. Hans

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

I am very happy with the hitch, great product, fits well and very heavy duty, good communication and speedy shipping. I will definitely be buying more products from this company.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado

Awesome trailer hitch, heavy duty, much better quality then the factory, fit perfectly, added piece of mind.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado

We have a truck with virtually no rust one it. We were shocked when the factory hitch started to fail from corrosion where it attaches to the bumper. We were one bad bump away from catastrophe with the horse and trailer. The failure was such that we would have lost the safety chain connections also.

Putting on the new hitch was very easy. We balanced the hitch on a floor jack and raised it in place. It bolted right in with almost no effort. Nothing to modify and no need to remove the spare tire or exhaust. Total installation time was about 20 minutes (taking the old hitch off took about 30 minutes and with the use of penetrating oil).

This hitch design is exceptionally heavy and avoids attaching to the bumper where the rust formed on the factory hitch.

We also added a new plug connector as the old one is part of the old hitch. With everything now being new, life is easier and less stressful.

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Perfect fit, easy installation. No more worrying about my own hitch!

2004 Chevrolet Silverado

The first thing you notice when compared to the stock hitch is just how much beefier and better quality it is. It weighs a lot more and is made of a lot thicker steel. This thing is made to last! Installation was a breeze, had the old one off and the new Curt on in about a half HR (with air tools) no drilling uses all factory frame holes. I also purchased the 7way plug bracket which screws into the bumper with the provided self tapping screws. The stock hitch was rotted at the most vulnerable points I can't believe I towed a 10,000lb trailer last month with it, just thankful nothing catastrophic happened. Thank you etrailer for the great product, accurate description and fast shipping! I definitely recommend this hitch over the stock hitch on any 2500hd any day! Buy it, put it on, drink a beer to celebrate! Cheers


Folks if you have a 99-07 Silverado or Sierra replace you factory hitch ASAP! I highly recommend this hitch. Installation could not be easier. Finish on curt hitch is very nice hopefully it will hold up well. One thing that could make it better would be an integrated trailer plug bracket. I had concerns of it hanging down lower than factory but it looks great


absolutely amazing service order made it just in time so i could take the RV on our trip this weekend!


This is a great heavy duty hitch. It bolts on easy in existing holes. It did move my receiver height up from the factory hitch about 2ā€. I also had slight interference with my after market 5ā€ exhaust but not a big deal. I would definitely recommend this hitch.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

Wanted a classV hitch, was not sure of class that was on truck .After comparing ,very glad I replaced the old with new. Very well built,and heavy duty,and easy install.

Kevin L.



2006 Chevrolet Silverado

High quality hitch. Bolted right up with no issues. I cut the trailer connector mount off the old hitch and welded it to flat bar and bolted it to the old hitch holes in the bumper. Definitely would recommend this hitch.


Hitch arrived very quickly. Box was beat to hell and the hitch was scuffed up pretty good but it will work fine. Will not be installed for a few weeks since I am reconditioning the frame on my truck.


Excellent fit for my 2007 chevy 2500hd (classic body style). Provides much better strength and durability over the stock hitch. I was towing 10k on a hitch that was only rated for 7k. If I had known that the stock hitch was that weak I would have done this a year ago. As far as intstall went it couldn't have been easier. Took myself 20 minutes to remove the old one and install this one. One tip if you are by yourself use a board and a floor jack to hold the new hitch up while you start the bolts.

2004 GMC Sierra

Hitch is a lot better than factory junk, easy install.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

Hitch fit perfect and is plenty heavy duty enough for the the trailers I pull up to 14k. Instructions were easy to understand and the hardware kit has some nifty installation tools to get into the frame.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

bought this for a 2006 chevy 2500HD that has a lift gate. we went with this one because it did not require using the stock bolt holes in the middle of the factory bumper like others did(only mounting bolts were on the frame rails). quality and finish were great and was an easy install


better built than the original factory installed hitch...highly recommend this hitch if you are up grading or just need one

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  • Distance From Frame to Receiver On Curt Trailer Hitch C15312 for Chevy Silverado
    The distance from the top of the mounting flange or bottom of the truck frame is to the top of the receiver tube on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15312 is 5-5/8".
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  • Which Curt Trailer Hitch is a Fit for 34 inch Wide Trailer Frame
    34 inch frame hitch fits are for the cab and chassis model trucks. The part # C15312 does not fit cab and chassis model trucks so it would not be a fit for a 34 inch frame. The part # C15800 is an example of a Curt hitch that does fit a 34 inch wide trailer frame measured from outside to outside.
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  • Dimensions of Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receivers for 2007 Chevrolet Silverado
    Both of the Curt hitch receivers have the same bolt hole measurements. It's 9 inches from the first hole (Closest to the front of the truck) to the second hole and 5-1/2 inches from the second to the third. There's 39 inches across from hole to hole and from the tip of the receiver opening to the furthest point towards the front of the truck is 28 inches. The one measurement that is different is from the bottom of the receiver tube to the top of the brackets where it mounts to the truck....
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C15312 Come with Bracket for Mounting Trailer Wiring
    The Curt trailer hitch part # C15312 that you referenced doesn't have trailer wiring mounting brackets as typically the truck this is installed on has a cutout or opening on the bumper for wiring to attach to. But if you had an aftermarket bumper maybe and needed a bracket the part # PK12711U can attach to your rear bumper so that the 7-way can mount.
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  • Choosing Between Curt C15312 and C15313 Hitches for 2006 GMC Sierra 3500
    The correct trailer hitch for your 2006 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT Crew Cab is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15312. This American made extra heavy duty class V receiver is compatible with your factory step bumper shown in the photo you provided. It has a towing capacity of 16,000 lbd and a max tongue weight limit of 2,400 lbs, perfectly equipped to tow your 14,000 trailer. I have attached a photo of the # C15312 installed on a similar year Silverado with the same style bumper to give you...
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  • Curt Hitch that Fits 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    The Curt hitch part # C15312 is a confirmed fit for your 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD but the # C13902 is a multi-fit hitch that does not have a specific fit for your truck although it most likely would be possible to fit it.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver to Fit 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
    The Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15313 will fit the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with a 10 inch deep drop bumper. If you have the standard step bumper then the Curt # C15312 will work for you. If you need an adjustable ball mount as well I suggest the Pro Series # 63070 that includes 3 different sized hitch balls, up to a 4-3/4 inch drop or 5-11/16 inch rise, and a gross towing weight of 14,000 pounds.
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  • Determining Correct Curt Class V Trailer Hitch for 2002 Chevy Silverado to Replace Factory Hitch
    If your 2002 Chevy Silverado 3500 features the standard factory rear bumper (and not a 10 inch deep drop bumper) then the correct Curt hitch is the Class V # C15312 that you referenced. I have attached an image that shows the difference between a standard and deep drop bumper that you can use for reference if you're unsure. If you find that you have the deep drop bumper then you will want to go with part # C15313, which features longer brackets so the receiver can sit below the taller...
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  • Upgraded Trailer Hitch For A 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 For Towing A 10K Trailer
    Yes I recommend upgrading your tow package on your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15312.This trailer hitch has a bolt-on installation and has a maximum gross trailer weight capacity up to 16,000 pounds. This hitch will also have the standard 2 inch by 2 inch receiver head. Though the Curt hitch is rated up to 16,000 pounds yow can only tow up to what your Silverado can handle, you will be able to find the recommend towing capacity of your vehicle...
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  • Trailer Hitch For 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Classic
    We do offer a hitch that is likely to fit your 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic, although it is not the one you were originally considering. The Curt # 13208 Class III 2" hitch fits most all 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classics, with 6 or 8 ft beds. There are some rare but notable exceptions to fitment for this truck: If it came with a 6 ft bed and you're looking to replace the factory hitch, then # C15302 will fit. If it came with an 8 ft bed and you're looking to replace...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for 2005 GMC Sierra 3500
    Your 2005 GMC Sierra 3500, if you can handle a towing rating of 16K then I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" # C15312. If you need the larger capacity then you will need the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15703 but you will use a different ball mount or likely weight distribution system shank for this hitch. For your wiring, I recommend the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package...
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  • Curt Class V Trailer Hitch that Fits 2002 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed
    We have a Curt Class III hitch part # C15312 that fits your 2002 GMC Sierra 3500 with an 8 foot bed but the # C15302 only fits 2500 short bed models so it wouldn't work for you.
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  • Will Curt 15312 Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit 2001 Chevy Silverado 3500 With Standard Bumper
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" # C15312 will fit your 2001 Silverado 3500 with the standard factory bumper. This Class V hitch features a bolt-on installation and comes with a lifetime warranty.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2021 Jayco Precept 36A
    For your 2021 Jayco Precept 36A, I recommend the Curt Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13704. There are no custom fit options available, but this can fit frames anywhere from 22" wide all the way up to 66" wide, so it is very versatile. It also has a 5,000 pound towing capacity and 500 pounds of tongue weight capacity, but you will either need to contact Jayco or check your owner's manual to find the capacities of your RV.
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  • Safety Chain S-Hook that Can be Used with Curt Hitch # C15312
    Hey Greg, as someone who's towed quite a bit and had to deal with safety chains I know exactly what you are talking about. The hooks just don't quite fit and it feels like trying to fit a circle into a square. The Curt S-Hook part # C81830 should work for you as it has an opening that is 3/4 of an inch and was designed for heavier duty hitches like what you have.
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  • Class V hitch for a 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic with a Utility Body
    The right hitch will depend on how much drop you need. Drop is the vertical distance between the bottom surface of the frame member and the underside of the rear bumper. You'll want to choose a hitch with sufficient drop so that the receiver tube clears the bumper. Buyer's Products offers a Class V hitch specifically designed for service and utility body trucks, part # 3371801052. This hitch has a 2-1/2 inch receiver and is a weld-on application that offers a zero drop, which means that...
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  • Highest Rated Trailer Hitch For 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 and Wiring
    I do have an option for you but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15312 is not a fit for the 1500 model. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class V part # C15323 for the 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500, which will still give you the 2,400 lb tongue weight capacity you are looking for. This is the highest rated hitch available for the 1500. If your Chevy has a 10 inch deep drop bumper you would only be able to use Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13339 which is a Class III hitch...
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  • Recommended Class V Receiver Hitch for Semi With 34 Inch Frame
    For your semi I recommend the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Service Body Trailer Hitch Receiver - Weld On - Class V - 2" # 41990-16. This Class V hitch will fit frames up to 44 inches wide. It requires a weld on installation and the included side brackets give it a 16 inch drop. It has a maximum gross trailer weight of 16,000 lbs and tongue weight of 1,600 lbs. We also have this hitch available with shorter brackets if you would prefer a 7 inch drop, # 41990-07. I have attached a review video...
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  • How Far Below Vehicle Frame with the Curt Hitches C15313 and C15312 Hang
    I went out into our warehouse and measured both the Curt Hitches you referenced # C15312 and # C15313. THe # C15312 measures 2-3/4 inches from the mounting flange down to the hitch opening and the # C15313 measures 5-5/8 inches.
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  • Will Self-Tapping Screws in 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 Curt Hitch Receiver Weaken Hitch
    Putting self-tapping screws into the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15312 for your 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 won't weaken it but I can't speak to the warranty part. I would think that something that small would be a non-issue unless for some reason your modification was a bit extreme and actually damaged the integrity of the hitch itself. With all of that being said, the good news is that you can use the Curt No-Drill Bracket # C57202 and Hopkins Mounting Bracket # HM48625 to avoid drilling...
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  • Will the Curt Class V Hitch C15312 Fit a 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 Dually 4x4
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15312 is a confirmed fit for your 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Dually 4x4. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver is a direct bolt-on fit which means no drilling or cutting is required. If you need a trailer connector we have that as well, the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C55774 which comes with a mounting bracket. If you need any other parts for your towing setup please just let me know.
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  • Replacement Trailer Hitch for 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15312 is what I recommend as a replacement for the factory trailer hitch on a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. In regards to the bolt hole spacing, this will be a different for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver as it does not use all of the same attachment points as the factory trailer hitch but it is still a bolt-on option nonetheless. I have attached a photo to help clarify.
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  • Difference Between Curt 15312 and 15313 for 2005 GMC Sierra 2500
    The hitch you need depends on the bumper you have now on your 2005 GMC Sierra 2500. The Curt # C15312 is designed to fit if your truck has the factory cutout bumper. More than likely this is what you have on your truck. The # C15313 is designed for models that have the 10" deep drop bumper.
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  • Correct Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2' Bed
    The correct Curt Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with 6-1/2' bed is part # C15302, not part # C15312 which is for models with an 8' bed.
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