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Custom Fit Front Mount Hitch


Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt Front Hitch

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Code:   31302

Retail:$308.68

Price:$173.21


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Curt Front Hitch - 31302

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this 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 vehicle
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Made in USA


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


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31302 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver








This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2000 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade

2000 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade

2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

2000 - 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

2001 - 2006 GMC Yukon

2001 - 2006 GMC Yukon

2002 - 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

2002 - 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

2001 - 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 LD Series

2001 - 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 LD Series

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 LD Series

2007 - 2007 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 LD Series

2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Series

2001 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD Series

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 1500 LD Series

2007 - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 1500 LD Series

1999 - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 Series

1999 - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 Series

1999 - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Series

1999 - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Series

2000 - 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Series

2000 - 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Series

2000 - 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Series

2000 - 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Series

2001 - 2006 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Series, including Denali

2001 - 2006 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Series, including Denali

2000 - 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe excluding Limited and Z71

2000 - 2000 GMC Yukon New Body Style

2000 - 2000 GMC Yukon New Body Style


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Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31302

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

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


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William04/11/2013


I gave this hits only 4 stars since all of the available information indicated it would bolt right on to my 2003 Avalanche 1500 (All Models) with no modification, but it wasn't quite that simple. First off, my Avalanche has the plastic cladding. The end brackets of the hitch push the bottom of the air dam under the bumper down a bit and make it bow out. I had to remove the bracket that secured the air dam to the center of the frame. I mounted the hitch in the upper position since I didn't want it to be so low, and the receiver ends up being 8" back from the bumper facia. I had to order an 8" extension to bring it out past the bumper. Other than that, I'm happy with the hitch. I just wish the fitment guide was a little more specific. 75440





Comments

Did the hitch still come out under the cladding? Or do u need to make a hole for extension? Thanks Bryan 2004 avalanche with clading

comment by: Bryan c - 08/13/2013


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Comments

Since I installed the hitch in the upper position, I had to cut a hole through the claddingbumper. This came out near the bottom of the license plate recess. I then use the 8 extension if needed. This brings the receiver out in front of the bumper.

comment by: William - 08/20/2013


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hank B08/17/2012


I am a contrarian and a pessimist. Murphy's Law was written for me. My first order with eTrailer 2 mos ago was perfect. Not a single problem. Everything shipped on time (expedited even) and the order was complete. So, I thought I'd give eTrailer a chance to make up for it and ordered this hitch for my 2000 Sierra. Was it the correct fit ? No drilling ? I know, I'll use the "ask the expert", that way when things do go wrong it won't be my fault. "Buy this one", he said. "No drilling". "Trust me". OK, I placed the order. Uh Oh. Expedited again; the order arrived in 2 days. Well darn. It fits. Perfectly. No drilling. Easy install. 60 mins. I decided to mount it so it would fit through the facia. Darn, even that worked out with minimal difficulty. Now all I have to do is torque all the bolts to 75 lb-ft. Wait. They didn't tell me I needed a torque wrench. See. See. There's always something they don't tell you. I wonder if they sell torque wrenches at eTrailer? Maybe I'll give them one more chance. 52100






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark S.09/18/2014


The shipping was quick. Installed easily. The hitch is visible just below the fascia at the bottom of the bumper. I had a front hitch on my previous truck (Tacoma); also from etrailer. I use the front hitch to move my travel trailer into tight spaces. Originally, with this recent purchase, I had purchased the incorrect item. All it took was an email from the staff at etrailer. The email contained product return instructions along with an RGA#. I just returned yesterday. This extra customer service made the return process quite simple. With all my needs regarding hitches, etc. I will always check etrailer first. 152029






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom K03/10/2014


I was not able to use my boat when the yard was full of snow and mud due to challenging driveway with hill and curves. I needed a front trailer hitch to push it up the driveway and swing into the garage. I called the local trailer hitch shop and was told that it would be $340 and about a week until I could get it installed. I took that as a challenge to see if I could do better. I found this hitch for $185, got it in two days and installed it myself in 90 minutes (with hardly a bad word spoken and no drilling required). Used it today for the first time and was able to park the boat without a problem. My only concern it that the install instructions are a bit vague regarding models with front tow hooks. I was able to figure it out and it works fine. 120099





Comments

Were you able to keep the hooks on.

comment by: Jake - 06/19/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian08/09/2012


Installation extremely easy, line up holes and bolt together, that simple. No trimming required. Purchase front hitch to park 29 FT. camper at a cramped storage facility. Dropping the camper off now is as easy as picking up the camper. All parts well packed. Website easy to use, prices are right and easy to track shipment. Would purchase from website again. 51121






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Benji B.05/11/2013


Went together just like it was supposed to, but does hang a bit low. So I will be turning it over to gain a couple more inches. Other than that it works great. 79831





Comments

The front hitch worked perfect, easy to install.

Benji B - 05/12/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Henry C09/26/2011


I ordered the front mount hitch for my Silverado so I can move trailers around easily. I was upgraded to express shipping. I received my hitch quickly and in good order. It was easy to install. All I had to do was loosen the tow hooks, use the fish tool that was included to install the rear bolt and then re-install the tow hooks and tighten everything up. Took about an hour (only because I was taking my time). Good product good price good service. eTrailers was great about communicating the staus of my order at all times. 24650






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron U.02/24/2014


I purchased this product to aid me into backing my new camper into my fenced backyard. I am one of the world's worst at backing camp and boat trailers. At the recommendation of a friend who once worked at a trail center he said the the front mounted trailer hitches were the easiest to help maneuver trailers into in tight places. The installation was simple and only took less than an hour. Mostly due to the fact I have tools and equipment that are available to me to aid in this type work. The shipping time was great. 117330






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan elliott05/13/2014


The product fit the dementions of my truck I had to costomize how to youse the hard ware tho I got it in three days with no issues 130486






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Big Lew10/01/2014


The product was as advertised. It took about an hour to install and bolted right up to the existing frame of my 2001 Silverado 4X4 . No drilling, cutting or hassle. It looks to be of high quality and I look forward to using it soon 153890






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich G.11/27/2013


The 3-piece hitch made it exceptionally easy to install. 40 minutes in the driveway and this hitch is ready for use. Great fit. Great directions. Great price. Could not be happier with my purchase. Thank you. 108655






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terry H01/01/2014


liked how easy the product was to jnstall and how great it looks on vehicle. liked the way you could install it two different ways. 111649






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harry M.05/02/2014


Well built, perfect fit, very prompt service. Could not be more satisfied. Thank You. 128558






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JOEL B.02/14/2013


The hitch was easy to install,I had it put on in 45 min..NO DRILLING,NO CUTTING,NICE! 66381






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lou10/10/2013


Great hitch construction, easy installation and super fast shipping. Thanks.... 103402






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: STEVE K.07/17/2014


FRONT BUMPER FIT LIKE A GLOVE, EASY TO INSTALL.. 141732






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joseph04/17/2013


Installation very easy, all went well 76505




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Ask the Experts about this Curt Front Hitch
Expert Answers about Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31302Do you have a question about this Front Hitch?


  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic 2500
  • The 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic 2500 requires a different front mount trailer hitch. From Curt, you can use # 31108. I spoke with my contact at Curt and from the bottom of the frame rail to the bottom of the receiver on the hitch once installed is 5 inches. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. I have included a some pictures showing the hitch installed.
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  • What Modifications are Required to Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch On My 2004 GMC Yukon 1500
  • To install the Curt Front Mount Hitch on a 2004 GMC Yukon 1500, you may need to trim the front air dam or fascia for the hitch to install properly. How much trimming and if trimming is even needed varies from model to model and you will only know once you have the hitch. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. The other option would be the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, # 65023. There are no notes regarding trimming or other modifications with the installation...
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Front Hitch Installation Instructions for Through Bumper Mounting and Drilling
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, item # 31302, is designed for a no drill application on the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 Series. According to the instructions, if you install the hitch in the through bumper configuration you will need to cut a 3 inch square hole in the plastic fascia to allow the receiver to be correctly installed. 3 inches takes into account the hitch opening, 2 inches, the steel dimensions, 2-1/2 inches square and the reinforcement flange that is mounted around the...
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  • Installation Assistance With Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31302 on a 2003 Chevy Avalanche
  • In the attached picture, the mounting holes are noted. According to the installation directions for the Curt # 31302 hitch, you will have to remove your tow hooks on your 2003 Chevy Avalanche Z71, which will be the 2nd hole needed for installation. I have the installation instructions attached.
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  • What Front Mount Hitch Should I use for My 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Z71
  • LD stands for light duty. If your truck is badged as a 1500HD, you would use Curt part # 31108 instead. If your truck is not badged with HD, then you would use the 31302 for your front mount. If you have the Vortec 4800 or Vortec 5300 V8, you definitely have an LD. The 1500HD trucks got the Vortec 6000 V8.
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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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  • What Modifications are Required to Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, # 31302, can be installed on your 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 HD in two ways. It can be installed with the hitch receiver through the bumper which would require a 3 inch square hole to be cut into the plastic fascia, or it can be installed under the bumper which requires no trimming. The receiver opening will protrude far enough out so insert/remove the hitch pin without having to go beneath the truck. The instructions do not mention relocating the front...
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  • Determining Location of Hole in Fascia to Install Curt Front Mounted Receiver Part # 31302
  • For a through-fascia installation, the instructions state that the top of the 3 inch square hole would fall 3-1/2 inches below the top edge of the plastic fascia. Before cutting, I would strongly recommend you confirm these measurements for yourself. Install the frame brackets, then slip the hitch cross member behind the fascia. Because the fascia will be in the way, you will not be able to slide the cross member all the way forward, but if you can hold the cross member at the correct...
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  • Can the Curt Front Mount Hitch Support a Winch on a 1999 GMC Sierra Z71
  • Yes, the Curt Front Mount Hitch, # 31302, will be strong enough to mount and use a receiver mount winch. This hitch has a 500 lb vertical load capacity and a 9,000 lb line pull capacity. This hitch has a standard 2 inch receiver that is compatible with most hitch mounted winch plates. It is important to check the axle capacity of your front axle as well to ensure you do not exceed the capacity of the front axle. If you do not already have a winch plate, I recommend looking at the Curt...
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  • Does the Curt Front Hitch Require Fascia Trimming to Install on a 2002 Cadillac Escalade
  • Depending on how you install the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31302 will determine if you need to trim the front fascia. This front mount hitch is a high/low hitch that can be installed with the hitch opening on the top of the cross member or below it. If you choose to install the cross member with the hitch opening below the cross member you will not need to trim anything. If you want the additional ground clearance of having opening above the cross member then you will...
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  • How Far from the Frame Does Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31302 Hang
  • When in the through bumper position, from the bottom of the frame to the bottom of the cross tube it looks to be approximately 8-1/2 inches. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. Through bumper configuration requires a 3 inch square hole to be cut into the plasitc fascia. Position the hole on the vehicle center line 3 1/2 inches below the top edge of the plastic fascia.
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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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  • Recommendations for Carrying 5 Bikes on a 2006 Z71 Chevy Suburban 1500 Pulling a Travel Trailer
  • Yes, the Swagman XTC4 # S64665 bike rack that you reference will fit a 2 inch receiver on a front mount hitch on your 2006 Chevy Suburban. If you do not have one yet, I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31302. Before you put such a large rack on the front of your vehicle, there are a couple of points to take into consideration. The first consideration is when carrying bikes on the front of a vehicle they will cover your head lights and probably obstruct your line of sight,...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Options for a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 LD
  • For a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500LD (light duty) you can use either Curt front mount # 31302 or Draw-Tite # 65023. I have linked the instructions for both of these hitches for you to view. We show # 65028 as only fitting the HD models.
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  • Installation of Curt Front Mount Receiver # 31302 on 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • After some research, I have found the Curt Front Mount Receiver # 31302 is the only such trailer hitch we carry for your 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. It has a line pull capacity of 9000 lbs, a vertical load of 500 lbs, and a gross trailer weight of 5000 lbs. The hitch features a 2-inch receiver opening with a pin hole diameter of 5/8 inches and does not need welding for installation. Typically, the receiver would be installed with the receiver tube on the underside of the crossbar, which...
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  • Where Does Front Mount Trailer Hitch 65023 Install on a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500LD
  • The Draw-Tite front mount trailer hitch # 65023 has 4 mounting locations. The 2 forward most mounting locations will use the tow hook mounting location (on vehicles equipped with tow hooks). I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. Provided you are within the capacities of the hitch at 500 pounds vertical load and 9,000 pounds line pull you should not have any frame failure like on your older truck. Honestly this is the first time I have heard of that...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 Light Duty
  • For a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 light duty, you can use Draw-Tite front hitch # 65028. You should not have to do any trimming on the truck for installation. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Front Tow Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 4x4 2500 w Cladding
  • Since your 2002 Chevy Avalanche is a 2500 model the correct hitch you will need is the Curt Hitch part # 31108. The part # 31302 would be the correct hitch for you if your vehicle was a 1500 model.
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  • Installation Instructions for Front Mount Trailer Hitches for a 2004 GMC Yukon
  • If you are talking about Curt hitch # 31302, the instructions do not mention drilling at all. And the first step says that models with tow hooks must remove the factory bolt from the underside of the frame at the forward attachment point. I have linked the instructions to the right for reference. I think you might be talking about hitch # 65023. Again the tow hooks are mentioned right away. If the vehicle has tow hooks you will remove the M12 bolts from the frame. Then you will place...
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  • Recommended Snow Plow And Front Mounted Hitch For 1999 GMC Sierra
  • The Detail K2 Storm Snowplow, part # K2STSP8422, is designed to work with your 1999 GMC Sierra. This has a remote controlled winch that lets you raise and lower the plow blade from the comfort of the cab of your truck. This features a 3-position blade so you can change the angle of the blade from straight ahead to 45 degrees left or right. The front mounted hitch that is designed to fit your truck is part # 31302. This is a Curt hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. We do not...
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  • Front Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 Light Duty or Heavy Duty
  • If your 2001 Chevy Silverado is a Light Duty model we have a couple of front mount hitches that will fit; # 65023 and # 31302. If it was a 1500 Heavy Duty model then you would use # 65028 or # 31108. The differences between the LD and HD models of the 1500 require different hitches for each.
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  • Is There a Front Mount Trailer Hitch That Will Fit a 2009 Chevy Express Van 2500
  • In 2003 there was a design change in the frame of the Chevy Express Van which consequently affected the ability to install a front mount hitch in the vehicle. The last year that there was a front mount trailer hitch available for that vehicle was 2003. My technical contacts at both Curt and Draw-Tite are unaware of a front mount hitch that will fit your 2009 Chevy Express Van. Retro-fitting a trailer hitch to fit your vehicle is not recommended. Getting a hitch to fit your van may...
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