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Draw-Tite Front Hitch for the 2003 Chevrolet Pickup, Silverado

Draw-Tite Front Hitch

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Code:   65028

Retail:$193.55

Price:$131.95


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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 2003 Chevrolet Pickup, Silverado

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your Chevrolet Pickup, Silverado with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

Features:

  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Chevrolet Pickup, Silverado
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design


Specs:

  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 500 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.



etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.




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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65028

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Angel S.07/18/2014

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This product was installed on my 2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD pickup. The install took me approximately 15-20 minutes using a floor jack and a battery operated impact driver. No modifications to the bumper fascia were needed, nor was it necessary to remove the factory tow hooks. Although it has not been tested, the build quality seems very well made and capable of performing my intended use, which is to mount a motorcycle carrier and dirtbike. The position of the receiver is rather low (approximately 11.5” from the floor on my stock truck with 265/75/16 BFG AT’s), which may make the approach on steep driveways/berms difficult with a motorcycle carrier mounted. A receiver hitch riser may alleviate this concern, however. Untested, I would opine that this tow hitch will more than meet its intended use for me and would strongly recommend this product for its build quality and ease of installation. 142004






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry N.05/12/2014

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I purchased a front receiver for my 2001 GMC 2500 HD to accept a bike rack to haul my electric bike! I am a 68 year old man with rotor cuff tears in both shoulders & I installed it in my driveway in about an hour! The majority of the time was consumed removing the OEM tow hooks! Now that it on, I think I can replace the tow hooks and use those bolts on the receiver in place of the hardware provided with the hitch! I would recommend this product based on Quality & ease of installation! I hope this is informational! 130169






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: ChuckO07/03/2014

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This product went on without a hitch. This was to carry my bicycles for camping. I can also mount my winch on the receiver as needed very easily. I did drill the 1/2" holes in the side of the truck to 9/16" and that helped. I put it on alone without a jack to push it up in about 1/2 hour. I was concerned about having to cut the flaring away but it was flexible enough to just push it up a bit. I was going to build my own but that would have been nowhere as nice as this one. I really like the powder paint. It's perdy. I like the fact you can only see the square tube from standing in front of the truck. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. 138921






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason L.07/09/2014

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Took it camping over 4th of July hauled my firewood did not have to buy any at campground saved me money and it will be well used. Thanks E-Trailer best investment this year. Thank You Jason L. 140179






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hugh K09/30/2013

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Ordered this hitch for my 2005 Silverado 2500HD diesel with factory tow hooks. Mounted it in an half hour from box to installed - remove 4 bolts from the tow hooks, raise the receiver into position on a floor jack and use the supplied, longer, high-tensile bolts and lock washers to bolt it up. Absolutely NO cutting of the plastic facia nor relocation of license plate required. 102057






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis C05/08/2013

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This bolted right up to the frame. I had factory towing hooks so it was just as easy as removing four bolts and replacing them with the included longer bolts. Just need to support the hitch while you start the bolts. It took about forty five minutes. Product was shipped fast and was packaged very well. Good follow up from etrailer. 79438






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave M.06/12/2013

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Have a 2006 Chevy Silverado Duramax Diesel. This fit the truck great without having to modify or adjust anything. Bolted on easy enough...but crawling under a truck is never that easy for me. But overall, would buy again. Gives me the option to carry bicycles on the front of my truck while towing my 5th wheel. 84270






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: pat r06/20/2014

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took all of 15 minutes to install. the hardest part was dragging the floor jack to the front of the truck. the front hitch is used for carrying a 385 pound suzuki dr 650 dual sport motorcycle. no holes to drill just remove two bolts on truck position hitch and replace the bolts with the new bolts provided. 136811






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank12/06/2012

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The Draw-Tite Front Mount hitch is exactly what I needed. It is a perfect fit and was relatively easy to install (once I went and purchased an 18mm wrench). Etrailer.com's service, price, and speedy delivery were outstanding. I will definitely keep them in my list of preferred vendors for future purchases. 60818






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: carlos07/22/2014

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Went on in less than 20minutes from box to completed project! Great for use in maneuvering my boat back into a tight garage spot, couldn't do it with out it. Would have liked it to be a little higher for ground clearance and maybe make it a little less visible but otherwise very happy with product! 142612






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Russell02/01/2013

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Finally warmed up enough to get the unit installed. Everything worked as planned. Now to try it out and move my boat down the ramp with ease. Have to wait for lake to thaw first. Thanks for handling my needs. Will recommend your site to others and also use again for my wish list. RDH 64761






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Quinton L05/14/2014

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Arrived quickly and fit perfectly. Excellent quality. What more could you ask? 130569






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian H.02/24/2014

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Great product, easy 20 minute install, nice fit no trimming needed, bottom of air dam fit right over hitch gusset plate for a clean look, and the reciever it is tucked up underneath so you don't knock your shins when checking underhood fluids. Fast shipping... 117354






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: craig10/20/2012

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just installed today easy to follow instructions and very easy to understand took around 25 minutes to install great product and i didnt have to hack into my frame to make holes i would recemend this to my friends and coworkers 57761






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: E.B05/30/2009

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Great Item Great product. all the bolt holes lined up perfectly, truly a no drill install. Trimming the fascia was not nessesary on my 2005 2500HD 4x4. (I just wish I would have known that before hand..) 1910






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Louie08/13/2008

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Fit well. It took about an hour to install. You really don't have to remove to recovery hooks. Just the bottom and inside bolts.It looks great on my 2005 Chev HD and I didn't have to trim the fascia. 1165






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: 00Silverado04/15/2007

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Excellent Receiver Very easy to install, less than 20 min to install, I have and aftermaket valance witch had to be trimmed but if you take your time it looks like a professional did the job. 131






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John M11/14/2011

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Went on easily. And I was able to keep the factory tow hooks on the vehicle. So far, so good. Now I get to see how well it works backing my 25 ft boat up a twisting driveway... 26953






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan K.08/23/2013

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Installation was easy, maybe half an hour. Used a floor jack to hold it in place and easily bend the front air dam ever so slightly. The bend in the air dam is not noticeable. 96529






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan10/08/2012

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Product was delivered timely and installed easily, perfect fit, as advertised, no trimming was required on front fascia as it fit on top of the receiver 56657






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert J03/22/2013

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The product 65028 fit my truck perfectly the instructions and diagrams were very easy to read and follow. I would recommend it to anyone. 71984






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff B.02/06/2014

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Product arrived early and in excellent condition. Installation was very straight forward - took less than 30 minutes. 115876






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike J07/17/2014

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Product arrived very promptly and as advertised. Installation was easy with the use of a jack to hold the unit. 141870






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric B07/03/2009

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Fast shipping and easy install Had to trim about 1/2 inch of plastic off on my 2500HD but it bolted up perfect. 2088






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff Magner05/08/2014

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I Haven't had a chance to bolt it on yet but I have crawled down and see that it is a perfect fit! 129685






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert Huseby06/13/2012

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etrailer had a very good price on my Draw-Tite front mount hitch, Delivery was fast and efficient. 43927






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kent H.03/26/2014

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Shipment was fast and the instalation was easy! Took 30 min to install. 122360






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: joe fox06/01/2011

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great product and great service very easy to install. thank you joe fox 15891






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kim10/23/2007

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prompt del, would order again product ordered fit perfect.No Problems 461






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: TK04/13/2007

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Simple! Great and Simple! 128




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Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65028                                             Do you have a question about this Front Hitch?


  • Front Mount Hitch Fascia Trimming Required for a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax
  • All of the front mount hitches for the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado may require trimming of the black plastic fascia, that is mounted under the front bumper of your truck, depending on how the front bumper is mounted to the frame on each individual vehicle. The Draw-Tite hitch, item # 65023, for the 1500LD series truck does not require trimming of the fascia in most cases, see photo. Since you have a Duramax engine in your truck, you most likely need a front mount hitch that will fit a...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch that Leaves Tow Hooks on a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT 4x4 z71
  • For a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500HD model, when installing front mount hitch # 65028, the factory tow hooks do not need to be removed. I have included a link to the installation isntructions for you to view. If you have a 1500LD model, the correct hitch is # 65023 and you would not remove the factory tow hooks for this hitch either. I have linked instructions for it as well.
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  • Does the Receiver Come Out Below the Bumper on a Draw-Tite Front Hitch # 65028 on a 2006 GMC Sierra
  • I checked out the installation instructions for this Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65028 and it will bolt to the bottom of the frame rail. The hitch opening will come out below the bumper and not through the opening behind your license plate. I attached the installation instructions for you to check out also.
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  • Instruction Link for Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • We have not yet had the opportunity to install the Draw-Tite front mount hitch, # 65028, on a vehicle so I do not have pictures I can show you. We do have the instructions and I have included a link to them for you to view. The top of the receiver will be about 1-1/2 inches below the bottom of the front fascia once the hitch is installed.
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  • What Front Hitch Can Be Installed Through The Front Fascia On A 2001 Chevy Suburban
  • For your 2001 Chevy Suburban the 4WD or the 2WD will not matter for the front hitch. The choice for your vehicle will be if it is the 1500 series or the 2500 series Suburban. If you have the 2001 Chevy Suburban 1500, the Draw-Tite Front Hitch, # 65023, will fit and the Curt Front Hitch, # 31302 will fit. Since you said your fascia has a square hole cut into the middle of it you might need the Curt Hitch, # 31302. The installation instructions on the Curt hitch says that it can be installed...
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  • Can Tow Hooks Be Retained with Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch 65028 on a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500
  • The tow hooks can stay. The hardware that is used to hold the tow hooks in place will be replaced by the hardware that comes with the front mount hitch. I have included a link to the instructions for you to reference.
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  • Is There a Difference Between the Curt and Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 2005 Chevy Suburban
  • The Draw-Tite front mount hitch # 65028 and the Curt Front Hitch # 31108 are very similar, but they are not the same hitch. This was not intentional, the manufacturers just so happened to come up with very similar designs for the hitch coincidentally. Since both hitches are so similar and have the same capacities I would not be able to recommend one over the other as both would work very well for you. I attached installation instructions for both product for you to check out.
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  • Do Tow Hooks have to be Removed to Install Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The factory tow hooks on your 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 will not have to be removed to install a front mount trailer hitch. The fasteners will have to come out but the tow hooks will remain and be secured along with the hitch. If your truck is a 1500HD then you can use hitch # 65028 that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If your truck is a 1500LD (light duty) then use # 65023. I have linked the instructions for this hitch as well.
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of the Front Mounted Receiver Hitch For My 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The cargo capacity of the Front Mounted Receiver Hitch, item # 65028, is 500 pounds and the maximum winch line pull for this receiver is 9000 pounds. You will need to consult your vehicle owner manual and be sure not to exceed the gross front axle weight rating of your vehicle especially if using the front mount to move trailers.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4
  • Curt front mount trailer hitch # 31302 is designed for the 1500 series and not the 2500 series. For your 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 you would need # 65028. You may or may not have to drill. There will be at least a 1/2 inch hole that will be used to install the hitch. If your truck has a 1/2 inch hole it will need to be enlarged to a 9/16 inch hole. You will not have to drill any new holes. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If your 1999 Chevy is actually...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendations for a 2006 Chevy Silverado
  • There are several front mount hitches available that will fit your 2006 Chevy Silverado. If you have a 1500 LD you would want a part # 65023 If you have a 1500 HD you would want a part # 65028 If you have a 2500 or 3500 you would also want a # 65028 The Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31109 that your referenced is designed to fit newer model Silverados and would not be recommended for you.
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  • Recommended Front Hitch to Mount a Winch on a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LS
  • The # 65028 front mounted hitch is the only one we offer to fit a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. It looks like the hitch opening should end up nearly even with the main face of the bumper. Take a look at the diagram in the instructions link I provided to get a better idea of where the hitch will sit once installed. Typically, you would use a winch mount plate like the Curt # C31010 that slides into the hitch. Depending on the winch, using a mount like this should bring it out far enough...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500
  • Since your vehicle is a 1500 model 2004 GMC Yukon XL you will want the # 65023. This hitch is for vehicles with amber turn signals and tow hooks just like what you have so it should work well for you. One of the holes to install this hitch will need to be drilled.
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  • How To Determine Which Front Mount Hitch Will Fit My 2002 GM Pickup Truck
  • Yes, I can help you determine which front mount hitch will fit your 2002 GM z71 extended cab truck. First you will need to determine if your truck is a light duty or heavy duty truck. Our representative at Draw-Tite informed me that the easiest way to determine if you have a light or heavy-duty truck is to look at the lug nuts. If there are 6 lug nuts, you have a light-duty truck. If there are 8 lug nuts, you have a heavy-duty truck. For a light-duty 1500 series GMC Sierra or Chevrolet...
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  • Final Location for Rear and Front Hitches on a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
  • Part # 87442 is a rear-mount hitch. The receiver tube, when the hitch is properly installed, will sit just below the bumper and almost flush with the bumper. I will include a link to the instructions that have a diagram showing where the hitch will sit once installed. If you are looking for a front mounted hitch for your 2004 Chevy 2500HD, you will need Draw-Tite part # 65028. It sits below the front fascia, some of which will have to be pushed up. I will also include instructions for...
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31108 Fit a 2002 GMC Sierra 1500HD
  • According to Curt Manufacturing, the Front Mount Hitch, # 31108, will fit your 2002 GMC Sierra 1500HD. I have included a link to the installation details for this hitch. Another front mount trailer hitch that will fit is Draw-Tite Hitch, # 65028. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this hitch as well.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Options for a 2001 GMC Sierra 2500
  • First, for a 2001 GMC Sierra 2500 the correct front mount hitch is going to be # 65028 from Draw-Tite or # 31108 from Curt. The hitch you referenced # 31049 is for Ford vehicles. I have included links to the installation instructions for each of the hitches that will fit your truck so you can see what each installation entails. There is no drilling required on the Draw-Tite or Curt hitches unless you will need to enlarge some holes. No new holes will be drilled.
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  • Will a Front Mount Trailer Hitch Interfere with a Fisher Minute Plow on a 2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • In order to determine if the front mount trailer hitch # 650287 will interfere with the plow on the 2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD, you will need to look at the installation instructions for the hitch. I have included a link to them for you. If you compare the places where the hitch needs to mount to the vehicle with where the plow mounts you can determine compatibility. Nine times out of ten, there are compatibility issues because both a hitch and front mounted items attach to the points on the...
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Chevrolet Pickup, Silverado Accessories



Front Mount Capacity
Line Pull:
9,000 lbs.
Vertical Load:
lbs.

Front Hitch Installation Instructions 65028 Installation instructions 65028 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,Access holes may need to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or rotary tool,Slight fascia deformation may occur on some models,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Most Popular Balls:

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260


2" hitch ball - 63845


2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847


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