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Trailer Receiver Hitch for Flatbed Cab and Chassis Pickups


Looking at Curt 15924, do the side plates have to be installed vertically as shown, or can they safely be used horizontally to help extend the hitch rearward a little bit? I have a flatbed cab and chassis truck and the bed overhangs the end of the frame. I would like the hitch to be moved back 8-10 inches so the bed does not hang over the ball.


Expert Reply:

The side plates in the Curt Class 5 Universal Weld-on Hitch # C87CR have only been tested by Curt in the vertical position. With that they are not sure how the mounting brackets will hold up if mounted horizontally.

I recommend the Buyers Products Flatbed/Flatbed Dump Hitch Plate Bumper with 2" Receiver # 3371809055 for you to consider. It Is rated for 17,000lbs with a 2" receiver and is specifically designed to deal with the overhang caused by flatbeds. The hitch is designed to fit trucks with a frame width of 34" and is ready to mount on most Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 Truck frames.

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