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Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate

Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate

Item # C65500
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Tow with a cab and chassis - this can be bolted or welded to your frame
  • Have a very heavy trailer and want the highest rated gooseneck plate

No, if you:

  • Are installing this on a truck with a narrow frame and don't want much overhang - you might be better off with Buyers # 3373014981
  • Have small hooks on your gooseneck trailer's safety chains
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CURT Gooseneck Hitch - C65500

  • Fixed Ball - Centered
  • CURT
  • Above the Bed
  • 30000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Ball
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball


  • Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate - Ready to Install
  • Included:
    • 2-5/16" Ball - rated at 30,000 lbs
    • D-rings

Note: Underbed reinforcement required to reach maximum GTW rating

65500 Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate



65500 Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate





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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Gooseneck - Above the Bed - C65500 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna take a look at the Curt gooseneck flat plate. This is a ready to install Curt gooseneck flat plate. It includes the high strength steel plate, the two and five sixteenths ball that's rated at 30,000 pounds, and the two D rings for your safety chain attachment. Now, the two and five sixteenths trailer ball fits all standard gooseneck trailers. This is a permanently attached ball, which eliminates theft and loss. The plate is constructed of a high strength steel, and it's protected by a highly durable carbide powdered coat finish.

A few measurements on this plate. Overall length of it is right at 48 inches. The width on it is gonna be right at 13 inches. And the thickness is right at three eighths of an inch thick. Now this plate features these two welded forged D rings for secure safety chain attachment.

Inside measurements on the D ring, the width is right at three inches. Overall height is two and a half inches.Now to install this, they do recommend you use six, five eighth inch diameter grade five bolts to fasten this plate to your truck frame. The gross load capacity when used as a weight carrying hitch is 30,000 pounds, 6,000 tongue weight capacity, and over bed reinforcement is required to reach that maximum gross trailer weight rating. And one last note, your gooseneck hitch weight rating will be limited to the vehicle manufacture stated capacities.But that should do it for the review on the Curt gooseneck flat plate.

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Customer Reviews

Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate - C65500

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)


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Very well built, heavy duty construction. Service was great. Great communication. Competitive pricing. Very satisfied. Thanks.




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This hitch is a very good hitch I use it on a dailey basis and if properly greased I believe it will last me for many more years. Thanks Curt




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Item was exactly as described and was shipped out and received very quickly!!!! Very happy with our purchase from etrailer.com!




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EXCELLENT SERVICE




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Excellent Hitch mount, will work perfect for my application. Shipping and service was outstanding!!!




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Still holding up great!




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thx, the plate setup was just what I needed, solid




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  • Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate Installation Weight Capacity
    Curt says the Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 can be installed to the frame rails with a minimum of six 1/2 inch Grade 5 mounting bolts, but that would not allow the plate to meet the 30,000 lbs. GTW rating. They have not tested the plate by itself so it is not rated for a certain capacity. The strength of the gooseneck plate comes from the mounting crossbars and the frame itself, so the capacity would vary greatly depending on your installation. The product can most likely pull a light...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch For 2016 Ford F-450 Cab And Chassis
    Because of the design of your truck bed and frame there is no standard gooseneck hitch available for your 2016 Ford Cab And chassis, but we do have a solution. I recommend the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate, part # C65500. Typically, the C65500 is placed on top of the flat bed over the rear axle. You will need to drill holes through the plate and the bed and into the truck frame. The recommended hardware to use is 1/2 inch grade 5.
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  • Does Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Hitch C65500 have a Capacity Rating if Bolted Directly to Truck Frame
    I checked with Curt and they have the following note for gooseneck hitch # C65500: When exceeding 20,000 gross trailer weight, a bed floor support should be fabricated and installed to prevent the bed floor from collapsing. Beyond that there isn't a specific limit. But if it were me I would not install this hitch without adequate support considering the weight of a gooseneck trailer.
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  • Capacity of Gooseneck Plate C65500 When Not Used with Install Rails
    We have spoken with Curt about this before and they have stated that if you install the # C65500 without the rail kit you end up with a capacity close to 20k.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram Truck with Cab and Chassis
    Because of the design of your truck bed and frame there is no standard gooseneck hitch available for your Ram Cab And chassis, but we do have a solution. I recommend the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate, part # C65500. Typically, the C65500 is placed on top of the flat bed over the rear axle. You will need to drill holes through the plate and the bed and into the truck frame. The recommended hardware to use is 1/2 inch grade 5.
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  • Best Way to Drill Holes Through the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate Part # C65500
    The best way to drill through the Curt gooseneck flat plate # C65500 is using a standard drill and drill bit. When drilling go slow and steady. It's a soft steel so you won't have any issues drilling a hole. When you're drilling through metal, it's a good idea to drill the holes in two or three stages. Begin with a small diameter bit and use the subsequent bits to gradually enlarge the hole I would use the pre-drilled holes in the rails to mark the locations on the flat plate. I included...
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  • Plate Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for Flat Bed Truck with Gooseneck Brackets Installed
    It sounds like you have a set of well-constructed brackets attached to the frame rails of your truck that were previously used for a gooseneck hitch. Assuming that is correct the part # C65500 would be a great option for you as it could attach directly to them.
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  • Will Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Fit a 1999 Ford F-350 with Utility Bed
    The Curt flat plate gooseneck trailer hitch can be installed in your truck. In order to mount the Curt gooseneck hitch # C65500 in your 1999 Ford F-350 I recommend a qualified professional installer to perform this installation since your truck has a utility bed. The hitch needs to be bolted to the truck frame using six 5/8 inch grade 5 bolts. And shims should be used to close the gap between the bottom of the hitch and any corrugations in the bed.
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  • Will Curt Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Flat Plate 65500 Fit a Class C Freightliner M2
    You can use the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 on your Freightliner. But it does require a custom installation from a qualified professional installer. The instructions, which are 2 steps, state: 1) The hitch must be centered between the sides of the truck and about 2"-6" in front of the rear axle for proper weight distribution. 2) (6) 5/8 inch grade 5 bolts torqued to 210 ft-lbs are recommended to fasten plate to truck frame. NOTE: - Shims should be used to accommodate corrugation...
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  • Can Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 Fit a 2006 Chevy Silverado
    The Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 isn't a custom fit hitch or installation kit so it does not have specific measurements for where it needs to install on a given vehicle. You would mount it so that the center of the ball is either centered over the rear axle or slightly forward of the center of the rear axle. You can attach this hitch directly to the frame rails of the truck using at least six 1/2 inch diameter Grade 5 bolts. For custom fit gooseneck hitches for your 2006 Chevy Silverado,...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Fabrication Parts for 2018 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis
    We do not at this time have a custom-fit gooseneck hitch for your 2018 Ford F-450 cab and chassis but we do have hitch fabrication parts like Curt # C65500 which has a rating up to 30K depending on the installation. This hitch does require under-bed reinforcement to reach its maximum capacity.
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  • Installing the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate on a 1977 GMC K25 Truck with a Flat Bed
    The top of the ball sticks up 4 5/8" from the plate it is mounted to on the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate part # C65500. It has been designed to be bolted down to the frame of the truck with 5/8" grade 5 hardware. It is meant to be installed on top of the bed of the truck to maximize its capacity.
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  • Is There a Way to Install a Gooseneck Hitch in 2005 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis Truck
    You are correct that the cab and chassis models of trucks have a narrower frame width at 34 inches instead of typically around 37 inches so the gooseneck fits are different. The Curt Flat Plate Gooseneck # C65500 is a multi-fit application that can be used on a cab and chassis truck. Typically, the plate would be placed on top of the flat bed over the rear axle. You will need to have a shop fabricate rails to be used to provide the under bed bracing in order to reach the maximum 30K...
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  • Can the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate 65500 be Installed Directly on the Frame Rails
    The Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate part # C65500 is 48" long x 13" wide. If the frame rails on your cab and chassis will allow for you to bolt the plate directly to them then yes, this is possible though it would not allow for the maximum gross trailer weight rating. You would need to have a professional welder or shop fabricate underbed reinforcements which are required to reach the maximum GTW rating of 30K lbs.
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  • Availability Of Gooseneck Hitch For 2015 Ram 5500
    I have an option for you, but there is not a custom fit Gooseneck Hitch that is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ram 5500. I recommend using the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500. This plate is universal and it's normally placed on top of the flat bed, above the rear axle. You'll need to drill holes through the plate, truck bed and into the truck frame. The manufacturer recommends using (grade 5) 1/2 inch hardware to install the plate. Note that underbed reinforcement is required to reach...
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  • Availability of Mounting Kit for Above Bed Gooseneck Plate
    Sounds like you are asking about a mounting kit for a gooseneck plate like part # C65500. Curt did offer a universal mounting kit for this, but it is no longer available. Your only other option is to have a professional shop or welder fabricate the underbed reinforcement for you.
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  • Recommended Above Bed Gooseneck Hitch For Cab And Chassis Truck
    To install a gooseneck hitch on your Cab and Chassis truck with a flat bed I recommend the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 which is an above bed hitch like you mentioned you were wanting, but you will need to have under-bed bracing added by a qualified welder. I included a video of the # C65500 for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch For 2004 Ford F-450 Cab And Chassis
    I have a replacement option for you, but at this time there is not an underbed gooseneck hitch confirmed to fit your 2004 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis so the gooseneck hitch from your 1989 Ford F-250 will not be able to be reused. The best option is having the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 installed which is an above bed option, and will require extra bracing and support to be added to your F-450 which I recommend a qualified welder/fabricator install. I included a video of the # C65500...
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  • Can Curt C65500 Flat Plate Gooseneck Hitch Be Installed Behind Truck's Rear Axle
    I'd wholeheartedly agree with you. A gooseneck or 5th wheel hitch shouldn't be installed any further to the rear than the centerline of the rear axle. Placing the trailer's pin weight behind the rear axle can make the rear axle act like a fulcrum, removing weight from the front vehicle axle which can negatively affect steering and braking response. Since the front brakes of a vehicle will typically provide 75% or so of the braking, removing any downforce from the front axle can lead to...
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  • Is there a Custom Gooseneck Hitch Available for a 1992 Chevy C/K Series Cab and Chassis?
    Though the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 will work for your vehicle, there will be modifications needed to make it fit properly. Unfortunately, there is currently not an option available that will not need modification to fit a cab and chassis vehicle.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch that Fits 2005 GMC TopKick C5500
    According to my contact at Curt, you could use the Gooseneck Flat Plate, # C65500, and mount it directly to the bed, assuming the bed is at least 1/4 inch thick steel, on your 2005 GMC TopKick Lo-Pro. In order to mount the flat plate to the bed you will need to use at least six 1/2 inch Grade 5 mounting bolts. By using this installation method, he can not guaranty the exact weight capacity but it should be close to 20,000 pounds.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Solution for 2008 Chevy Silverado 5500
    I have an option for you, but there is not a custom fit Gooseneck Hitch that is confirmed to fit your 2008 Chevy Silverado 5500 as our manufacturers do not fit that size truck. I recommend using the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500. This plate is universal and it's normally placed on top of the flat bed, above the rear axle. You'll need to drill holes through the plate, truck bed and into the truck frame. The manufacturer recommends using (grade 5) 1/2 inch hardware to install the plate.
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  • Is There A Custom Gooseneck Hitch Available For A 2022 Toyota Tundra?
    Right now there isn't a custom gooseneck hitch available for your 2022 Toyota Tundra, however the Curt Gooseneck Flat Plate # C65500 which is a universal kit. However, you'll need to fabricate and weld a 1/2" steel plate to the frame of the vehicle, and then bolt # C65500 to that, so this option would require some fabrication. This hitch is rated for a maximum towing capacity of 30,000lbs using the 2-5/16" ball.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Solution for Truck with Dump Bed and Trap Door
    For what you are looking for the Curt Gooseneck Plate part # C65500 would be your best option. You'd need to fabricate a way to weld this directly to the frame of your truck and then install the dump bed on top of it.
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