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Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 GMC Yukon - Curt

2014 GMC Sierra Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 2"

Curt Front Hitch

(11 reviews)


Code:   C31012

Retail:$262.56

Price:$137.95


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2014 GMC Sierra - Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your GMC Sierra 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 GMC Sierra
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • 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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31012 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Video Transcript for Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 GMC Yukon - Curt

Today on our 2008 GMC Yukon, we're going to take a look at and then showing you how to install the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a custom fit, offering a 2-inch by 2-inch opening. It's part number is C31012. This is going to be a great way to get a hitch on the front of the vehicle to help us with certain tasks that we need to accomplish without adding or detracting too much from the look of our vehicle. As you can see, our main crosstube and everything is going to be hidden back behind this lower fascia panel. We had to trim that out a little bit, but that was a really minor thing to do. Looks like below that, our hitch is going to come down about 2 and 3/8 of an inch, so just keep that in mind. If clearance is an issue with you getting in and out of the driveway or something, might not be something that you want. We've got that nice clean, flush look on the end here.

I like that with the Curt hitches. 5/8 diameter pinhole here on the side. This is going to allow us to use whatever class III type accessory we'd want. As you can see, there's plenty of room on each side. Whatever you plan on putting in here, whether maybe you're going to put a bike rack up front or a cargo carrier, a lot of times, winches will go in here, snow plows, or even just recovery hooks and things like that to help pull somebody out, whatever the case may be, you'll want to use a class III accessory to hold that in place. We've got a vertical load limit or what they call the tongue weight rating of 500 pounds.

That's the maximum downward force we can put right here. We're going to have a gross trailer weight rating of 5,000 pounds, so if you're going to be moving things around the yard or something like, 5,000 pounds is going to be the limit on that. That's the total weight of our trailer and anything that we've got loaded up. We're going to have a straight line pull of 9,000 pounds, so if you mount a winch here, hook it to a tree and pull, 9,000 pounds is going to be that limit. Just want to keep those things in mind. We've got our 2-inch by 2-inch receiver tube opening here, which should work out really well for a lot of accessories. The first thing we're going to do for installation is determine whether we need to cut our fascia here.

We'll get an extra set of hands and we want to raise our hitch up into position. Looks like we've got about an inch there before we make full contact, so we are going to need to trim. Let's mark both sides of the hitch here. We'll take that up about an inch or so and we can refit just to make sure it's going to go in there properly. We'll be taking this area out right here. Now, let's recheck our fit there and see how it looks.

Yeah, looks good. See we've got plenty of clearance room for it there. Now, we want to line up our holes here and we want to mark each one of them both on the driver side and passenger side. Now, we're going to take a center punch and we want to mark the middle of each of our holes here. Now, we're going to start with a smaller drill bit and work our way up to 17/32. That way it'll just make it a little bit easier on us. Now, with our holes drilled out to 17/32, we can take our fish wire. We want to go in the hole and right up here towards our access hole. Should be able to reach in there and feel that fish wire, just lead it down and out of that hole. We're going to place on 1 of our spacer blocks and also 1 of our 1/2-inch carriage bolts. I like to put my spacer block in first, then my bolt, just bring it right back like that. We'll do that for all 4 of the holes that we've just drilled out. Now for our forward hole there, what we'll do is they call reverse fish wire. Here, what we're going to do is put the block on the bolt. Then, we thread our fish wire on, push the bolt up and in, then our block, and we just draw it right down through just like that. We have all 6 of our bolts in location. We can raise our hitch up into position. We want to guide it onto our bolts. We'll be careful not to push them back up in the frame. Then, we're going to put on 1 of our flange nuts, hit 3 or 4 turns on it. That'll support our hitch while we take care of the other side. All right. Now that we've got that in place, we're going to snug these down. Then, we can torque them to the manufacturer's specifications, which you'll find in your instructions. Now, with everything torqued down properly, that's going to complete the installation of the Curt Front Mount Hitch on our 2008 GMC Yukon, C31012.


Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31012

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (11 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.


- C31012

by: Gregg H.04/10/2012


Here are a few pictures of the hitch on my 2012 Avalanche. The ones from underneath didn't come out as nice as I had wanted. 36753



- C31012

by: Steve Y.07/01/2012


So far so good! Looks and feels like a high quality product, the welding looks great, everything was fabricated square and accurately. The first thing I did was remove the lower black fascia from my truck so it is easier to properly locate the hitch. Once properly located on frame of truck and mounting are holes are marked all you have to do is simply drill four 17/32" holes and fish bolts thru frame. The fish wire that is provided to pull the bolts through the frame was ingenious, someone was really thinking when they designed this. This was truly a breeze to install. 46385



- C31012

by: Kris W.10/29/2013


e-trailer service and shipping were fantastic! As far as the Curt front receiver for 2007 Tahoe, the product is very well made and the install took about 1 hour. The ground clearance is not good. Ground clearance on my 2007 Tahoe is 7 inches and the angle of approach is half what it used to be. Angle of approach with my receiver winch is unacceptable. I also purchased the Roadmaster 10,000 pound 6 inch high/low hitch adapter and that helps to get the winch up, but the receiver is still plowing through mud. If you have a 2007+ Tahoe, get the Curt front mount skid shield to avoid catching the receiver hitch on rocks or driveways. I'd rather have a receiver through the license plate area or higher for better ground clearance and no loss on angle of approach - so I'm looking to custom build one since I can't find a manufacturer that makes one. 105679



- C31012

by: Randal Creel, Sr03/21/2011


I ordered my Front Receiver for my Suburban back in January and received it about 3-4 days later. I was extremley pleased with the order process. I finally got around to puting it on in March???? Installation was a breeze, you do have to drill 4 holes but it was no big deal. Then I thought the hard part was going to be fishing the bolt/washers into the drilled holes but it was a piece of cake and actually was kinda fun. The "fishing" lines provided in the kit were great and they are now in my tool box in case I ever need to go "fishing" again. The Hitch works great and makes moving my trailers around a snap. I chose not to trim the front spoiler because it looks fine to me. I also now have a really neat step to get under the hood and I am going to add a winch stand and other toys to it. Thanks the product is great!!!!!!!!! 9984



- C31012

by: AO12/17/2010


Good Product/Install, Loss of Ground Clearance Install directions were detailed and straight foward. Having the right drills, bits, and sockets make the project easy. I spent 1.5 hours verse the recommended 45 minutes as a non-professional installer. Very pleased with the product, but instead of having to trim any fascia, the lowest part of the receiver sits below the fascia, making this the lowest point of the vehicle. I was hoping the receiver would maintain the vehicles stock ground clearance, but it is just too low. I installed this to carry a portable mounted winch and it may be too low to do this job effectively. 4283



- C31012

by: Gary S10/06/2014


Super fast shipping,but could use better packing.Hitch actually made a large hole in box,UPS driver had me check to see if anything was missing.Easy install,but try finding a 17/32" bit. After seeing how big the front opening is I just used a 1/2" bit. I think it took longer to remove, trim and reinstall the front spoiler than the rest of the job. Looks great installed 154795



- C31012

by: Jack S.02/28/2014


Hitch was ordered, delivered in a timely manner. Suggest you offer 17/32 drill bits as I have visited Lowes, Home Depot, and 5 independent Hardware stores, no one has this size drill bit. I do not wish to use a readily available 9/16 drill bit, but may have too!!! 118018



- C31012

by: Robert11/28/2016


Curt products are always good. Yet to install this hitch, but sure it will work fine as my previous Curt front mount hitch which unfortunately would not fit my new truck. 320155



- C31012

by: Tom01/10/2014


Love it! It was very easy to install. 30 minutes max. The fish wire worked great. This will make it very easy to maneuver my boats into tight garage. 112495



- C31012

by: Tom Chase11/07/2013


high quality product, mounted pretty easy. It was delivered quickly and in perfect shape. I would buy from etrailer again 106660



- C31012

by: Trent S11/25/2011


Fit was perfect, installed easy. Save $ when you do it yourself. 27370

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