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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.
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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.
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Video of Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"
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installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Today, on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be installing a Draw-Tite Front Mounted two inch receiver with hitch, part number 65028. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, I'll give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the front bumper is five and three quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 and half inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a snow plow, winch, or cargo carrier. To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's tow hooks. We need to remove two fasteners on each.
The fastener that we're going to remove will be the inside frame fastener and bottom rear fastener. Keep in mind each process we do on one side, we go repeat identically on the opposite side, as our hitch has a total of four attachment points, two on each side. With those four fasteners out of the way, we'll go ahead and set them aside as they will not be reinstalled. To install the hitch, we're going to use the new 12 millimeter bolt and half inch inaudible 00:01:13 washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch, as it goes through the hitch, through the frame, back into the tow hook, where it's detaching point with the built in lug nut. We're now ready to put our hitch in place. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners.
We'll install each fastener finger tight until we have them all in place. Now, once all our hardware is installed, we'll go ahead and tighten it down. Now, once all our fasteners are tightened down, we'll go ahead and torque to specification as indicated in instruction. Now, with all our fasteners tightened down and torqued to specifications, that will be the install of the front mounted Draw-Tite hitch, part number 65028 on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (55 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.
by: Hugh K09/30/2013
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
by: Angel S.07/18/2014
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
by: Ron L05/15/2015
This front hitch was extremely easy to install on my 2004 Chevy 2500HD. I was working by myself and using a floor jack. If I would have followed direction and finger tighten the bolts and not tighten before all the bolts were started it would have been done in 20 minutes. I would highly recommend this product! 193330
by: Scott B.10/18/2014
I installed this front receiver onto my truck to help me push my trailer into a narrow parking spot alongside my home. I used to need assistance from a spotter to help me back the trailer in, but now I can push it from the front and park it without any help. Thank you etrailer.com customer service for helping me choose the correct model for my Silverado 3500, and for the extremely fast shipping. I couldn't be more pleased! 156737
by: Larry N.05/12/2014
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
I'm giving this a poor rating because the front hitch receiver didn't fit my truck. The front plates that are supposed to go between the frame rails were nearly 1/4" too wide. I assumed it was the result of a minor accident years ago and was ready to pay a frame shop to push the frame apart to make it fit. Fortunately, I got ahold of Etrailer tech support and we compared measurements and figured out that the hitch was made wrong. This is not a critique of Etrailer, because they immediately sent me a good one, which we installed in about half an hour with no problems, and arranged for me to return the faulty hitch. Etrailer's service was excellent, but I will be careful of DrawTite products in the future. 188049
by: Robert J03/22/2013
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
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
by: Dave M.06/12/2013
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
by: Jason L.07/09/2014
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
by: Lew P.05/15/2015
I am truly happy and satisfied with the product that I purchase from e trailer (front hitch Chevy Silverado).the customer service rep was very helpful and assisted me in picking out the right hitch for my truck.she was very professional and knowledgeable regarding this product.I would certainly purchase another product from the trailer again based on my experience.I truly will recommend e.trailer to all my friends. 193367
by: Dennis C05/08/2013
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
by: pat r06/20/2014
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
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
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
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
by: Mike C.07/31/2014
took only 25 mins to do install very easy/very simple/high quality 1 issue the box the receiver came in was in pretty bad shape 2- 12x6 holes. No damage to part/receiver so all good no need to remove factory tow hooks. Would recommend to others for ease of fit and quality/price 143893
by: Quinton L05/14/2014
Arrived quickly and fit perfectly. Excellent quality. What more could you ask? 130569
by: Kevin B.09/23/2014
Shipping was very prompt and the receiver mounted easily to the frame of my 2003 Silverado 2500 HD. The job took about ten minutes including torquing the mounting bolts to specs provided with the hitch. Time will tell how the hitch holds up to our coastal weather. Thanks. 152631
by: Brian H.02/24/2014
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
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
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
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
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
by: GARY F. OLD DOG04/09/2015
IT CAME IN AT 200 PM AN BY 330 PM IT WAS INSTALLED VERY PLEASE EASY TO INSTALL . EVEN FOR ME AT 62 YEARS OLD . GREAT GREAT GREAT A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 184386
by: John M11/14/2011
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
I bought this front mount receiver for a removable winch. It was easy to install and is well built. Plenty of hardware for different applications. Easy to follow instructions. 167211
by: Dan K.08/23/2013
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
The front mount hitch receiver was very well built. It mounted to the truck with no modifications. Only took a few minutes to install. I would highly recommend this product. 196925
by: Cliff P05/01/2015
Hitch arrived in excellent shape on the expected date. It installed easily on my 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and fit exactly as etrailer said it would. Great job... 189317
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
by: Frank D. Elias07/28/2015
I was extremely happy with my front trailer hitch, it fit perfect. It was hard to believe that a heavy order can arrive so quick. 214910
by: John C.10/20/2014
Package arrived regular shipping very quick. Installed the next day in just about an hour. Very happy overall. John 156815
by: Jeff B.02/06/2014
Product arrived early and in excellent condition. Installation was very straight forward - took less than 30 minutes. 115876
by: Kevin B.04/05/2015
Very well built hitch went on very quickly and fit nicely. Would recommend to anyone wanting a front receiver hitch. 183275
by: Mike J07/17/2014
Product arrived very promptly and as advertised. Installation was easy with the use of a jack to hold the unit. 141870
by: Eric B07/03/2009
Fast shipping and easy install Had to trim about 1/2 inch of plastic off on my 2500HD but it bolted up perfect. 2088
by: Irv G.06/06/2015
Good price, shipped out quickly, and installed on the front of 2001 K2500 Suburban very easily. Thanks. 201091
by: Jeff Magner05/08/2014
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
by: Robert Huseby06/13/2012
etrailer had a very good price on my Draw-Tite front mount hitch, Delivery was fast and efficient. 43927
by: Mark Brodesser02/06/2015
Excellent products, superior customer service from Wayne and everyone at etrailer. 172694
by: Kent H.03/26/2014
Shipment was fast and the instalation was easy! Took 30 min to install. 122360
by: Matt W.08/15/2014
The hitch bolted exactly in place utilizing the stock recovery hooks. 146915
by: joe fox06/01/2011
great product and great service very easy to install. thank you joe fox 15891
by: ryan ca04/26/2015
Very happy with the product and the free shipping would order again 188377
prompt del, would order again product ordered fit perfect.No Problems 461
Good Price, Good Quality. Bolted right up in 10 minutes. 190080
Fast Shipping everything went together perfectly thanks 184260
by: Gene Whisenhunt04/07/2015
Product was delivered in good shape only one tare on box. 183821
by: Craig W08/08/2014
Great product and super fast shipping. Thanks Julie.. 145287
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