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Draw-Tite Front Hitch for the Dodge Ram Pickup, 1997

Draw-Tite Front Hitch

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Code:   65003



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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - Dodge Ram Pickup, 1997

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


  • 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 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • 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
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Made in USA


  • 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. Technical Support

At 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.

65003 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65003

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (4 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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by: Art B.03/19/2015

I am very pleased with the way Etrailer handled my order. their web page was user friendly, I received my purchase with in 5 days & the installation was quite simple about 1.5 hr. I hade removed the factory parts before starting installation do to the online instructions. I did not have any help but a extra set of hands would of been nice. Art B. a very pleased customer. 179634

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by: Clayton01/29/2013

This product is great. Only took about an hour to install and fit perfectly. 64458

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by: Dirk Appel02/23/2012

e-trailer carries name brand, quality products. My front mount trailer hitch receiver shipped in the time promised. Great communication on location and arrival time. Receiver came in in good shape and order. Will buy from these folks again. 32361

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by: Mark Denney11/16/2012

Just got it installed. looks sturdy. could have used better directions. one mounting bolt was the wrong one. too short. 59502


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Dodge Ram Pickup Accessories

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

Front Hitch Installation Instructions 65003 Installation instructions 65003 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,Plastic air deflector/fascia must be trimmed or removed to install hitch,,

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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