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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 C15860 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C15860

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


  • 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: 2-1/2" 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 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.

15860 CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty- 2-1/2"

Replaces 15661 and 15662 Curt Trailer Hitch Receivers - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty- 2-1/2"

Installation Details C15860 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" - C15860

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 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.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Hitch receiver is quality, hardware is on point, instructions are great. Installed on my 2011 3500 with 2018 bed and bumper in ten minutes.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Hitch was missing parts so I called on a Monday and I was told they would have the missing parts to me by Wednesday, the parts didn’t ship until Thursday. I bought the hitch so I could move without hiring movers. I have to be out Friday, now my parts won’t be here until Friday or later. So now I’m forced to hire movers. I would not reccomend etrailer for any purchases at all. They don’t stand behind their word and weren’t willing to do anything about their mistake.


Fit great. Good price. Fast shipping

2019 Ram 2500

Mounting took a bit longer than I thought. Drilling the 2 holes in the frame at an angle was challenging but I was successful and am very pleased with the Curt Class V hitch. I just wish GM would have installed the class V because the 2500 HD trucks are designed for towing to begin with. This will add value to the truck when selling it in the future. The installed height of the OEM was about 16-1/4". The Curt Hitch was about 1" lower. I will be using my Blue Ox BXW2000 hitch SWAYPRO reciever.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

This hitch was easy to install myself with the help of a floor jack. I was very impressed with the etrailer website and how fast the hitch was delivered. I will be doing more business here for sure.

2018 Ford Edge

Overall I am very happy with this hitch. I think it is more sturdy and safer pulling heavy loads. Unfortunately there was more work involved in installation then the directions revealed. The hitch required 2 new holes to be drilled in each frame rail. To complicate this, one hole in the passenger side frame was on the edge of one of the bolt holes that mount the spare tire shield. This hole required the use of a drill bit and a rotary file.

2016 GMC Sierra 3500

Just installed the Curt Class V Commercial hitch on my 2016 GMC Denali Dually replacing the OEM hitch that was less then optimum for the towing I do, Installation was straight forward my wife and I had it installed in little over an hour after removing the stock hitch.


I didn't think this required drilling, but perhaps I mis-read the description. It does require drilling 2 holes. Probably is you have to lift this 100lb monster into place to mark where the holes go, THEN pull it out of the way to drill the holes straight.

After you put it back, you find that the 1/2 hole they tell you to drill doesn't fit the 9/16" hardware they sent. Of course 9/16" is bigger than most folks have in their drill set, so I spent an hour with a dremel to make it big enough.

If the instructions were correct this would have taken half the time. The receiver itself does look the business.


Excellent turn around time. Received product in two working days. Staff was very helpful with the order. They verified the hitch would fit my vehicle and were able to answer technical questions on the product.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

These are very heavy, excellent quality hitches, OEM one had broken on 2 of my trucks don't think these will break.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Easy to install and works exactly as pr omised.


Great product very well built and great fit.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

easy to install and works great


Great Fit, easy to install.


The part I needed, was quick to ship and a fair price!

2010 Toyota Highlander

Fit great and had no problems.



See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Troubleshooting Exhaust Rattle with a Curt Hitch on a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500
    Exhaust rattle is fairly common problem with hitch installs that can easily be fixed. Since exhaust systems are designed for slight movements they don't always sit in the same spot on every vehicle, so when a hitch is designed for a vehicle the hitch might sit close and not rattle on one vehicle, but on another vehicle the clearances might be different and the exhaust might hit the hitch. To see how to address the exhaust rattle you are experiencing check out the video I attached to the right.
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  • Inside Measurement of 2-1/2 Inch Receiver for Trailer Hitch on 2013 Chevy Silverado
    Without knowing the model number it simply is not possible to tell you with absolute certainty what size receiver you have, but the largest receiver size for aftermarket hitches for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500 is 2-1/2 inches, such as what is on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C15860. That said, the inside of the receiver should only measure 2-1/2 inches, and even taking into account some variance hitch by hitch, one that measures 2-3/4 inches is particularly large. It seems...
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  • Would Curt Hitch # C15860 Fit 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500HD and Increase Towing Capacity
    There really isn't a way to safely increase the towing capacity of a vehicle as it's more than just the hitch of the vehicle's weight rating. The Curt hitch part # C15860 is a fit for your 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500HD and has pretty high towing capacity of 20,000 lbs so it would handle the weight of a 14k trailer. If your truck has a 14k capacity based on how it is equipped it would work well for you.
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  • What Should Clearance Be From Bed Rails to Fifth Wheel
    The 4,400 lb tandem axles you have are supporting a very similar weight and trying to get these to support exactly the same weight consistently would be pretty tedious and not particularly beneficial. The 220 lb difference is perfectly fine so I would concentrate on making sure you tow as level as possible, which is going to be the best thing for you to for even suspension wear. If you take a look at the accompanying photo you can see that you need 5" to 6" for clearance from bed rails...
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  • High Capacity Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
    For your 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500HD the highest capacity trailer hitch we offer is the USA made Curt hitch part # C15860 which has a capacity of 20,000 lb trailer weight and 2,7000 lb tongue weight.
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  • Recommended Truck To Tow Winnebago 2455
    It looks like the the Winnebago Minnie 2455BHS loaded weight is 7,000 lbs so you would need a truck that can tow well over 7,000 lbs. That is the number I found for the 2455BHS so you may want to double check and make sure that is the model you are looking at. We normally recommend a 3/4 ton or 1 ton truck to tow but if the 1/2 ton has the right towing capacity then it can do the job. The most popular towing trucks are Ford Super Duty F-250/F-350, Ram 2500/3500, Chevy Silverado 2500/3500...
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  • Solution for 3 inch Hitch of 2019 Chevy Silverado So Adapter Isn't Needed
    We don't have a great way to line up the hitch adapter easily but we do have a solution that would allow you to bypass using a hitch adapter altogether by replacing the 3 inch hitch with the Curt 2-1/2 inch hitch part # C15860.
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 SRW Pickup
    We offer trailer hitch receivers for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 short-box, long-box and cab-and chassis versions. I have linked all hitch options for each type of vehicle. The options include some Class III hitches, but primarily the heavier-duty Class IV and Class V varieties. For a 6-1/2-foot bed truck, for example, you can use Curt hitch # C15860 which offers a tongue weight rating of 2700-lbs and a trailer weight rating of 20,000-lbs.
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  • Does a Hitch With a Higher Capacity Than the Tow Vehicle Increase Towing Capacity
    When it comes to towing components like hitches, you're always going to be limited to the capacity of your lowest rated components; so adding a higher rated hitch to your vehicle isn't going to increase your towing capacity or the payload. From what I was able to determine with my research, the towing capacity of your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD with a 6.0L engine is 13000-lbs and the payload capacity is going to be somewhere between 3000-lbs and 3500-lbs depending on your trim package....
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  • Aftermarket Hitch Recommendation and Capacity for 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
    When it comes to towing components like hitches, you're always going to be limited to the capacity of your lowest rated components; so adding a higher rated hitch to your vehicle isn't going to increase your towing capacity or the payload. From what I was able to determine with my research, the towing capacity of your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD with a 6.0L engine is 13000-lbs and the payload capacity is going to be somewhere between 3000-lbs and 3500-lbs depending on your trim package....
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch for 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500 Cab/Chassis Truck
    Because Cab/Chassis trucks have a narrower 34 inch frame width than the pickup, the Curt # C15860 Class V hitch won't fit your truck, as it'd designed for the wider frame member spacing of the pickup. We do have a Class V option that will work for you, though. The highest capacity Class V hitch we offer for the cab/chassis model is the Curt # C15400 which has a 17K towing/2550 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • Can Curt Hitch Extension part # C45048 Be Used with 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
    Yes you can use the Curt hitch extension part # C45048 with your 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 but you'd need to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on the truck as well like the Curt # C15860 and you'd be set.
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite Class V Trailer Hitch to Curt Class V for 2019 GMC 3500 Long Bed
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" # DT45511 does require drilling for installation. It also requires the OEM factory bumper and brackets and allows the full size spare tire. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15860 does not require drilling and does not require the OEM bumper or brackets. It is rated for the same capacities. Both are great hitches, you will just take more time installing the Draw-Tite...
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  • Will Curt Class V Trailer hitch C15860 Fit a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD
    I checked with Curt and hitch # C15860 is listed in their application guide as a fit for your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500. The application guide is not the same as the fit guide. The application guide is more up to date and updated frequently. The fit guide on the other hand takes some time to catch up. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. The recommended ball mount for this hitch is # C45456. It takes a ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank such as # 63840.
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  • Will Curt Trailer hitch Receiver C15860 Fit 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 With Service Body
    I reached out to my contact at Curt and it is possible that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15860 will fit your 2016 GM Sierra 2500 with a Service Body as long as it did not start life as a cab and chassis truck. The main thing to look for is that when the service body was installed that they did not modify the frame of the truck as the # C15860 uses factory mounting points. If your truck is a cab and chassis model, or if the frame was...
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  • Is Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-In Scale # WS10-25 Compatible with Class V Hitch on Silverado
    The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS10-25 that you referenced will fit any industry standard 2-1/2-inch hitch receiver such as the Curt # C15860. We have heard of no issues with compatibility of this or Weigh Safe's other similar ball mounts with either OEM or aftermarket hitches. Please see the linked video for more on this unique Weigh Safe product.
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  • Boat Trailer Safety Cables Suitable for Class V Hitch on 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500
    A smaller S-hook like the Curt # C81830 can indeed be too small for the sturdy safety chain loops on a Class V hitch like # C15860. You might prefer the Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2 # RM-653. This cable set includes quick-links for flexibility. All safety cables and safety chains are linked for your review.
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  • Hitch, Hitch Extension and Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
    Here are the towing components you will need. For a hitch you will need a Class V hitch with a 2-1/2 inch opening like the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15860. This hitch has more than enough capacity for your trailer even when reduced by 50 percent. For a 24 inch extension you will want the Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45292. This also would have enough capacity for you trailer and would be compatible with weight distribution. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base...
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  • Available TorkLift Hitches for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with 8-Foot Bed
    We offer the dual 2- and 2-1/2-inch Tork-Lift hitch # TLC1211-30, rated for 20K, that fits your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with 8-foot bed. We also have the single 2-inch receiver # TLC1211 that is rated for 17K. These and all other confirmed hitch fits for your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with 8-foot bed are shown on the linked page.
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  • Fit of Adjustable Ball Mount on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
    The ball mount you referenced, Fastway Self-Locking Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount # DTALBM7025, fits 2-1/2-inch hitches and its locking pins will engage with the hitch pin holes on a 2-1/2-inch receiver tube. If you have a similar ball mount made for a 2-inch hitch, such as # DTALBM6600, its pins will not extend out far enough to engage with the holes on a 2-1/2-inch receiver. You cannot use a reducer sleeve like # 58102 to use a 2-inch ball mount in a 2-1/2-inch hitch. For reference...
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  • Hitch Extender That Can Use Weight Distribution and Tow Horse Trailer
    For a 24 inch hitch extender the best option is the Curt part # C45048 cut down to the 24 inch length. This has a capacity of 8,000 lb trailer weight when used with a WD system like you mentioned. Since this is the only extender option that's going to work we have to build everything around it. This means you'll need to install a 2-1/2 inch hitch on your 2013 GMC Sierra 2500. For that you'd want the Curt part # C15860 which is a fit for your truck. Due to the weight of your camper you'll...
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  • 36 Inch Hitch Extender for a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
    I do have options for you but you cannot install two of part # C45796 together to get a total of 36". Doing so would completely diminish your trailer hitches weight capacity. The most cost effective solution I have for you would be to use part # RP45292 for 24"-34" or part # RP45018 for 41"-48". However, both of these options will require a 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15860. The best solution I have for you to get a 36" hitch extension would...
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  • Can the Thule Cantilever Be Added to TracRac And Used to Carry a Cargo Basket
    I spoke with my contact over at Thule and they say that using a cargo basket with the Thule Cantilever # TH24002XT and Thule TracRac SR # TH43002XT-780 is not typically something that they've seen and have not tested this application use on this product. Just because they haven't seen it, doesn't mean that it can't be done, but it was noted that the Cantilever bar was not designed to carry an extremely heavy load-it was simply designed to help spread out the weight on longer loads. If...
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