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Draw-Tite Front Hitch for the 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

Draw-Tite Front Hitch

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Code:   65063

Retail:$262.63

Price:$178.95


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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

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.

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 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 etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • 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

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.



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65063 Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video install front hitch 2014 ram 2500 65063
Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ram 2500
Video install trailer hitch receiver 2014 ram 3500 65063
Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ram 3500 - Draw-Tite

Video Transcript for Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ram 2500

Alright, today it is 2014 RAM 2500. We're going to install part number 65063. Alright so first thing we need to do to get the truck ready is to go ahead and lube these tail hooks. So to do that, we've got to remove these four bolts. We'll do this on each side of the truck. There's a loose nut behind here, it's not weld nut so we'll take a, we'll use an 18 mm wrench so you can get to the back side. Now we'll take our wrench and install it from the bottom to get your nut on this side of the tail hook.

Now we're done with the driver's side, let's going and repeat the same process on the passenger side of the truck. There's a good chance of messing up the edges here, so I was going to use some simple packing tape to protect our edges. Now we can go ahead and install our hitch. Before we install it, we'll go ahead and show you how the hardware works. We got our new bolts and a conical tooth washer. Now set to toe hook first, then it will go through the hitch, then through the bumper structure and the back side will get another conical tooth washer and a nut. Now when you install the conical tooth washers, you always want to make sure of the teeth are facing towards the hitch.

And in this case, towards the tight end hook. And then we have a nut on the backside and that's it. Now, the next set of hands, so go ahead and work the hitch into the opening here. When we saw how we're going to put a couple bolt on each side just to help hold it up. Now it's going to be a tight fit on the inside leaf bolts right here, to install a constitute washer and nut.

Basically we just had to reach your hand up in there and get it started. So now we've got two bolts on top holding the hitch in place and we'll go ahead and go and do same process on the bottom. Now to help us get the nut in that recess spot on the bolts on the inside edge towards the radiator, we'll go ahead and use our 17 mm wrench and some electric tape and we'll use that to hold the nut in place while they thread it in from the outside. All hardware needs to be installed, but holding up the hitch, we'll go ahead and send over the hitch. We got a little bit of left and right movement. Once we're satisfied with the placement we'll go ahead and tighten it down. Once you have your bolts tightened down, then we'll go ahead and torque the bolts down as best finding instructions. With all of the bolts tightened down and torque, we can go ahead and take off the tape.

Alright, and that will finish before we're going to install part number 65063 on our 2014 RAM 2500. .




Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65063

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.6 out of 5 stars   (14 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: Lee B.06/17/2013


Draw-Tite is the only way to go. A grate clean look, puts the winch right where it needs to be. Took Steve's W advice & took the grill out & maid it easier to install. Taking tow hooks off was the easy part, Reinstalling A bit tough. What I did to make it easier was to tac weld washers to nuts & used A 3/8 x 17mm deep sock & braker bar to hold in place & screw in from front side. 85030





Comments

As you see in my photo the hitch fit grate on my 2010 dodge 2500. Steel retain the factory tow hooks. Like the way the winch pulls off the front of the trucks fram.

Lee B - 06/17/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike R.08/30/2013


excellent product and service 97647





Comments

excellent! still looks good and shows no sign of weakening or detoriation of welds. Used for attaching hitch mounted winch 10,000 and it works perfectly.

Mike R - 09/02/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt A.03/10/2014


Easy to install (with an assortment of sockets, extensions and wrenches). Looks great, barely protrudes beyond the bumper and the tow hooks are even more useable now! Also, the product was eligible for free shipping, 7-10 day, and etrailer upgraded it to 3-5 day for free! One small feature about etrailer that is nice, is that when they send you an email it is from a person, not an auto-mailer! 120025






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: max pahmeier03/09/2014


the front hitch appears to be an excellent product. I have installed the hitch but have yet to use it. The hitch is well made and its dimension fits in the available space, I would have given it the highest rating except it is a real bear to install because the bolts are almost impossible to access to start the nut and to get a wrench on to start the nut and torque. A special tool is required to hold the nut and to access the area. Also the bolt is a smaller dia. then the ones taken off. 119960






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve w04/25/2013


Fit perfect and looks great ! The 4 inside nuts wer almost impossible to install .Too much stuff in the way had to pull the grill and still couldn't get a wrench on 2 of them. For a portable winch it's the perfect hight and it hardly sticks out past the bumper not really notisible . Thanks steve 77888





Comments

Fit grate

comment by: Lee B - 06/16/2013


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We are glad to hear the hitch fit like it was supposed to.

Patrick B - 6/18/2013



Comments

Does this hitch 65063 interfere with the cooling air flow for a Ram 3500 4x4 Diesel automatic transmission

comment by: Wayne - 07/23/2013


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I looked at the instructions for this hitch, but it did not depict the location of any of the radiators/coolers. It bolts on in the same location as the factory tow hooks. You can find their location on your truck look at the area between them to see where the front mount hitch will end up. As a side note, the factory tow hooks will be retained. The hitch flanges will be sandwiched between the tow hooks and the mounting points on the truck frame.

Patrick B - 7/24/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: scott06/29/2013


fits great was not hard to put on took about 15min thanks ,looks good 86753





Comments

Installation was almost a breeze. Installing nuts takes a trick but fairly simple to install. I added some lock nuts after tightening the ones supplied in the kit. I was hoping to be able to you a winch along with a snatch block attached to the factory hooks but draw tite doesnt rate the receiver for that

comment by: philip - 08/13/2013


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Just to clarify, the front hitch can be used to mount a hitch to pull the truck. Phillip is referring to the OEM tow hooks. They cannot be used in conjunction with a snatch block or winch pulley block.

Patrick B - 8/14/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: GT10/03/2014


Product looks well made by Draw tite. I bought this to install on the front of a Ram 3500 4x4 front. I have not had a chance to install as it, in my case looks like a two person job, and am waiting on a friend to come over to help me out. Etrailer shipped it on time and in good condition. Can't give it 4 stars until it is on the truck. 154287






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: 2012 dodge ram front hitch04/21/2014


Need to provide better hardware. Would be nice if black oxide bolts used vs the silver zinc bolts. How bout some American made hardware boys? Putting a bolt in from the back with a grip washer and nuts from the front would make the install a far easier job. Fitment is good and a solid hitch. 126160






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Blaine R09/14/2013


Easy to install with the right tools without any modifications on my 2013 Ram 3500. Customer service was excellent with effort made to get me the right product the first time. That other big auto parts mail order place(no names but initials JC) could take some lessons from you folks. 99919






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael03/30/2013


happy with hitch. It was a royal pain to install, you either have to remove front bumper or do as I did and take a dremel tool and cut off wheels and cut the bumper down to allow you to fit hitch. just had to cut away about 1/2 inch on each side where it bolts up. 73445






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim B.03/05/2014


shipping was fast, product was easy to install, fit perfectly. i am completely satisfied. Etrailer has great service and will order from them again for sure. 118566






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve V04/08/2014


like always your products are only second to your service. 124386






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe D.09/02/2014


Good fit. Install took approximately 45 minutes. 149797






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan B03/25/2014


Nicely made product looks good ! 122100




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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Front Hitch
Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65063Do you have a question about this Front Hitch?


  • Comparison Between Draw-Tite and Curt Front Hitch for 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch you referenced, part # 65063, does indeed protrude through the bumper. Based on your email stating the use of a winch, and ground clearance concerns, my recommendation would be this hitch. I spoke with my source at Draw-Tite and found that when installed, the end of the receiver protruding through the bumper is 6-3/4 inches from the face of the mounting plate. I have included an illustration showing this information. As per the included installation instructions,...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Diesel
  • Diesel models of the 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 are not excluded so front mount hitch # 65060 will fit your truck. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. They do show the small area that needs to be trimmed on the bottom of the front fascia. If your truck has front tow hooks you can also use # 65063. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this hitch as well. This hitch will put the receiver at the same level as the tow hooks.
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  • Does Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Part # 65057 Fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch, part # 65057, will fit 4-wheel drive models of the 2012 Dodge Ram 2500. Required hardware is included and some trimming of the front air dam or fascia may be necessary. Installation instructions are included in this message. This particular front-mount hitch will not fit 2-wheel-drive models. If your 2012 Ram 2500 is a 2-wheel-drive you can use Draw-Tite part # 65063 as long as your Ram has factory-installed tow hooks. Both of these front-mount...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch # 65063 Fit on a 2010 Ram 2500 and Retain the Tow Hooks
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, # 65063, will mount to the tow hook brackets on your 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4. The tow hooks will then re-install over the hitch, sandwiching the hitch between the tow hook and the tow hook bracket. This hitch also includes all new mounting hardware.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie Mega Cab Diesel
  • We have 2 front mount receivers for the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500, # C31017 and # 65046. Both will have the receiver under the bottom of the front bumper. At this time there are no front mounts that will place the receiver in the same opening as the tow hooks. I have linked installation instructions for both hitches and a link to a video showing a typical installation of # 65046.
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  • Should I Remove the Grille Prior to Installation of the Draw Tite Front Hitch on a 2014 Ram 2500
  • We have had a couple customers leave reviews saying that they found the installation much easier if they took the grille out prior to the installation. That's how I would do it. I attached a set of installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out also.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 With 500 lb Vertical Load Capacity
  • A 500 lb rated front mount hitch for your 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 is the Draw-Tite # 65063. This will fit your truck if it has factory tow hooks. I have the installation instructions attached. The hitch will bolt to the tow hook brackets with the included hardware and then you will re-install the tow hooks over the hitch. This will sandwich the hitch between the tow hooks and tow hook brackets. This hitch has 9,000 lb line pull and 500 lb vertical load weight capacity limits. Please check...
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  • Does Plastic Trim Piece in 2014 Ram 2500 have to be Removed to Install a Front Mount Hitch
  • I believe I know what you are talking about. It is basically a trim piece that occupies the same space the front hitch # 65063 would when installed. That will have to come out to install the hitch based on what I have seen on the 2014 Rams. But it might not. The only way to know for sure is to install the hitch. Basically the hitch attaches to the same place as the tow hooks and the tow hooks will be retained. But the receiver and cross member are out a few inches from the mounting...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • There are front hitches available for your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500, but the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063 that you referenced is designed for newer Rams and would not work for you. You would want either the Curt Front Hitch # C31017 if your 1500 Ram has a Mega Cab or a Curt Front Hitch # 31320 if you do not have a Mega Cab.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 3500 for a Bike Rack
  • That's a good question, there is a bit of a trade-off when comparing the front hitches part # 65063 and part # 65060 for use with a bike rack on your 2012 Ram 3500. You would have better ground clearance from the bike rack and bikes if you went with the # 65063 but you also would have less visibility with this route. The # 65060 that you also referenced would give you better visibility but your ground clearance would be diminished when compared to the other hitch. If it were me...
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  • Front Hitch Mount Recommendation for a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 with Snow Prep Package
  • Draw-Tite front mount trailer hitch receiver # 65063 will fit but the Draw-Tite front mount trailer hitch receiver # 65053 will not fit your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 since it is made for Ford Vans. I have included a picture of the hitch # 65063 that you can view as well. You stated you have a snow plow prep package and the front mount trailer hitch # 65063 will fit just fine and not interfere with the snow package as long as the truck has the front tow hooks. When you carry bikes on the...
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  • Snow Plow for 2014 Ram 3500 4x4
  • The plows we offer mount to the vehicle using a front mounted receiver hitch, so you'd need to install the Draw-Tite # 65063 to the vehicle first. The best plow for you will depend on your needs. Since you have a full sized truck with four wheel drive, you can go with a wider blade. If simplicity of operation and installation is important to you, the 96 inch Snowsport HD plow, part # A40040HD would be a good choice. There's no hydraulics or electricity involved in its operation, so...
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Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65063Do you have a question about this Front Hitch?



Dodge Ram Pickup Accessories



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

Front Hitch Installation Instructions 65063 Installation instructions 65063 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Factory tow hooks are required for hitch installation,,,

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