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Curt Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs

Curt Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs

Item # C61509-52
Our Price: $470.26
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want to make sure no one can just take the hitch ball out of your truck - while this folds out of the way, it stays permanently attached
  • Have a hard time reaching into the wheel well to release the handle for the hitch ball and would rather secure it from the truck bed

No, if you:

  • Are bothered by having to cut out a larger hole than the typical underbed gooseneck hitch to accommodate the folding ball
  • Like the overall look of your truck and would rather have something a little less intrusive
Get complete access to your truck bed when you're not towing thanks to the convenient fold-down design of the ball on this above-bed gooseneck hitch. Use easy-to-grab T-handle to position ball. Custom installation kit included. 1-833-496-1390 to order CURT gooseneck hitch part number C61509-52 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs. Gooseneck Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Gooseneck Hitch - C61509-52

  • Removable Ball - Stores in Hitch
  • CURT
  • Above the Bed
  • In Bed Release
  • 30000 lbs GTW
  • Manual Ball Removal
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • 6000 lbs TW

Get complete access to your truck bed when you're not towing thanks to the convenient fold-down design of the ball on this above-bed gooseneck hitch. Use easy-to-grab T-handle to position ball. Custom installation kit included.


Features:

  • Gooseneck trailer hitch is perfect for your heavy-duty towing needs
  • Fold-down ball allows for uninhibited use of your truck bed
    • Pull up the door near the hitch ball, pivot the ball down, and close the door over the folded ball
      • Easy-to-grab T-handle lets you raise or lower ball even while wearing thick work gloves
    • Position ball upright and fold door down to secure ball in place for towing
  • Stainless steel safety pin and pivot spring in ball help prevent binding
  • Steel hitch ball is sturdy and durable
  • Custom installation kit is designed specifically for your vehicle
    • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
  • 2 U-bolt safety chain loops included
  • Carbide black powder coated finish over steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 30,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,000 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • 7-Year limited warranty


61509 Curt Custom Installation Kit for Over-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitches

C-52 (61052) Curt Over-Bed Folding Gooseneck Trailer Hitch

Installation Details C61509-52 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions C61509-52 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Curt Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs - C61509-52

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)

Get complete access to your truck bed when you're not towing thanks to the convenient fold-down design of the ball on this above-bed gooseneck hitch. Use easy-to-grab T-handle to position ball. Custom installation kit included.

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The hitch is extremely stout. The install was not so bad but the instructions lack a bunch of detail. When received, parts were missing. See pics. After a few trips to the hardware store I managed to put the parts together to install the hitch. The fact that I was on a stringent timeline made this task more difficult. The template for centering the frame hitch was non-existant so allot of time was spent with a tape measure and a marker. All in all its a solid unit. I would suggest a buy on this one but etrailer needs to work the transportation issues of their boxes. The Curt over bed portion was all there and in a solid box.




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Fast shipping, received in 2 days, installed day I received, great quality, customer service was very helpful. Instructions that came with the Curt 30k gooseneck hitch was not detailed but barely sufficient if you have basic mechanical skills,




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2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

Works great. Glad we bought it. Was a little tough to install for somebody that has never done one but after doing it I can now do them again. Will be buying another one at a later time for my other truck I am currently working on.


Comments
We have had no issues with the item purchased. We are glad we bought it !!
Mark F - 01/10/2018


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2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

The product seems to be great quality. Nothing really lined up so I had to make a few minor modifications. But the company had it at my door in 2 days free shipping... It was 106 pounds. That's what I call impressive




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shipping was fast about two days. Install went good works as it should. would buy again.




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Etrailer is awesome, not so much for this product.
My first and primary issue is that the safety chain u-bolts are positioned to close to the angle iron brackets to allow clearance for them to freely move up and down with the nuts installed (see photos). I can force them up from below with a hammer and stomped them back down from above. This problem is made worse due to the proximity to the ball, if I dont ensure they arent stomped down as much as possible they would interfere with my coupler when turning. I'm honestly still worried about interference if I find myself in any off camber turn.
The other problem I have isnt the fault of the hitch, but now that its installed it is still much more intrusive to the bed space when folded flat than I anticipated. In the past I've had under bed mount balls, this being a work truck I thought the cheaper option would work but I regret that decision.


Comments
I reached out to the manufacturer who would like to reach out to you directly.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 08/13/2022


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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


I was looking for a 5th wheel solution and found this setup. Install was strait forward and Easy. It workes great with my 26 foot camper trailer. It folds almost flat with the bed floor for a flat load surface for sheet goods. The bottom of the mount does not drop to low to impead with exhaust pipe, hoses, drive shaft or rear diff. A great product sold by a good company that's there with support and solutions. Thanks etrailer.




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


The hitch fit very well and install was easy to mount. One small mod to under bed sheet metal was needed.




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Very nice product!!! Works well and is easy to install. Would have given it a 5 star but the product did not come with install papers so had to look up online. I tow a 28 foot gooseneck regularly and it does great!!! Also like that it lays flat in bed for when I need to haul something without trailer.




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Good & strong hitch Not my first one to install
use the directions they are good.




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


This hitch does not come with the correct hardware to fit a 2019 Silverado 1500 LD and the instructions are incorrect. I figured this out after referencing the instructions for an underbed hitch. Very frustrating install. Had to purchase $[XX] worth of additional hardware to get it completed. Called for help and gentleman that answered the phone had no idea how to help me. I think the hitch is a good hitch though now that it is finally in.


Comments
Thank you for your review. Our customer service team should be reaching out to you in the near future.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 09/10/2021


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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Works great. Only issue is the chrome on the ball peeling, but that's because I didn't grease it enough. Otherwise no issues at all




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Great product thank you




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Works great




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Not very happy with this hitch. Install was much more difficult than my prior hitch. It's intrusive in the bed (the big rectangular plate is thick and you always know it's there). One winter on it and it's rusting and becoming difficult to deploy. It's hard to get the pin extended to secure the ball at times. Overall it's just not an impressive product in my opinion.


Comments
Thank you for your review. I would remove the elements when not in use to further the life span. Also, the hitch ball needs greased before each use. Any rust should be sanded and covered with anti-corrosive paint.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/10/2021
Thank you for your review. Here are the maintenance instructions for this hitch at the bottom of page 3: https:assets.curtmfg.commasterlibrary61652installsheet61652_INS.pdf
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/10/2021


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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Work good I didn’t have any problems




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Got this for the 01 2500HD Sierra. Metal is extremely thick and strong. However, The holes for the bracket pull the cross bars up to the bottom of the truck better. Makes it seem like a lot of the weight is resting on the bolts and not the crossbars/frame.




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Over all a very stout set up but I was disappointed that I have factory threaded inserts in my frame for gooseneck hitches less than 2 inches from where this one mounts but this just didn't utilize them. It does use holes in the frame so there isn't any drilling though. Also you have to cut the bottom seam of the bed inside the wheel well (per instructions) to get the cross members in and have to cut a rather large square hole in the bed floor instead of just a hole for the ball ( also per instructions).




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Product is very good but the company is great, My package came torn at the corner with all but 3 pieces missing. 1 phone call to etrailer and they reshipped the parts I was missing with no problems at all. They take care of UPS problems, I received my replacement parts within 3 days Thanks e trailer Jim




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


I am extremely happy with my hitch! It was a pretty easy install, and I’ve never had trouble hauling large loads! Perfect for my horse trailers.




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


I currently purchased this product. It is a great setup and pretty simple to install. I had received it about 3 days later. Was missing a few hardware parts so I could install at that time. I had called up the company and let them know and they sent me a new kit no charge. The product is great setup and I would definitly recommend it to anyone else. Thanks for all the great help!!!




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Easy installation. Pattern needs to add a notch for the right side bolt. Easy to follow instructions




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


The hitch was delivered fast on date eastamated was as easy to install as direction said very happy with hitch and service THANK YOU JOE P




by:

Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


Everything fit perfect, very good instructions. Thank you




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Review from a similar Folding Ball GN Hitch in Gooseneck Hitch


great product, great price!


Comments
After a year it is still a quality product and working well.
Michael - 01/24/2018

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  • Distance Below Bed of Curt Overbed, Folding Gooseneck For 2002 Dodge Ram
    Per Curt, the distance below the bed will be 3-3/8 inches on your 2002 Dodge Ram for the Curt Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit # C61509-52. That should give you a good idea if you have the necessary space to install the hitch in your Dodge. If you do have the space, and also need a gooseneck wiring harness, the correct fit for your truck is the Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness with 7-Pole # 20111.
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  • Will Curt C61509-52 Overbed, Folding Ball Gooseneck Hitch Fit a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500
    According to Curt, the installation rails included with the # C61509-52 Gooseneck Hitch will fit 1500, 2500 and 3500 series models of the 1996 Dodge Ram truck, unless it's a cab/chassis truck instead of a pickup. If you'd like to install a 7-way trailer connector in the truck bed, you could do so using part # C56001.
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  • Is Curt Gooseneck Ball Centered Over Rear Axle on a 2001 Dodge Ram
    On the Curt gooseneck trailer hitch # C61509-52 the instructions indicated to place the rear most cross member 3 to 6 inches forward of the rear axle. This would put the ball forward for the rear axle but not centered over it. I have linked the instructions for you. A similar hitch # 8339-4439 only specifies that the center line of the ball must be forward of the center line of the rear axle. These types of gooseneck hitches have a little less definitive instruction in terms of where...
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