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Curt Front Hitch for the 2005 Frontier by Nissan

Curt Front Hitch

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Code:   31241



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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 2005 Frontier by Nissan

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your Nissan Frontier 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 Nissan Frontier
  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Made in USA


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 350 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty 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.

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Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31241

Average Customer Rating:  3.6 out of 5 stars   (5 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: DOUGLAS J. SMITH06/11/2011

I have bought and installed 13 trailer hitches for myself and 3 for friends. Most of them were rear hitches but at least 3 were front hitches. I think they all came from E-trailer. Every one was a snap to install except this one which was a nightmare. I have a car lift in my high ceiling garage so getting under the vehicle is not a problem. The distance between the mounts were too close so the washers supplied would not fit between the sholder and the holes and the bolts supplied were not long enough. After much frustration I ground the washers flat on one side and used bolts 1/2 " longer and was able to mount the hitch. 16735

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by: Jim Richardson02/13/2015

The distance between the flange bolt holes was too short. I had to use a hydraulic jack and 2 X 4's to spread the flanges to obtain the proper distance. It's on and looks great. I am glad I didn't have to drill our any holes. 174635

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by: Debbie P06/11/2015

I can't believe how fast this came. The product is extremely sturdy, actually much more than needed. I had a mechanic install the tow bar on the front of my Pathfinder. It took him maybe a half hour. It is pretty much hidden, which is what I wanted. It does decrease ground clearance, but I don't think this will be a problem for me. I haven't attached anything yet, but it appears extremely strong and solid. It is quite heavy, which I didn't expect. It bolted on without problem. 202597

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by: Bernard Shaffer10/29/2013

The hitch seems to be a good one, but I did have a little trouble with installation. I had to grind a couple of the holes out to be able to bolt it in. 105629

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by: martin w10/10/2013

Good finish and appearance. Sturdy. Didn't fit though. Had to use a Hi-lift jack to spread mounts to get it to fit. 103342


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  • Will Curt 2 Inch Front Hitch # 31241 Fit a 2010 Nissan Frontier
  • The Curt 2 Inch Front Hitch, part # 31241 will fit a 2010 Nissan Frontier. It is designed to fit the 2005 to 2011 Nissan Frontier. It does require that the center lower air dam and front tow hook(s) be permanently removed. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Curt hitch.
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  • Does Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31241 Require Cutting the Bumper on 2014 Frontier
  • The front-mount trailer hitch receiver you referenced, Curt # 31241, is a fit for specific Nissan and Suzuki vehicles including your 2014 Frontier. No drilling is required but the air dam (lower fascia) and tow hooks must be permanently removed for hitch installation. No cutting is needed either. You will need a torque wrench to secure the fasteners to the specified rating as indicated in the written instructions from Curt which are linked for you at right.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Nissan Frontier
  • I have checked with my contacts at Curt, and their Front Mount hitch # 31241 is confirmed as a fit for the 2005 - 2013 Nissan Frontier. So it will fit both the 2010 and 2012 Nissan Frontier. This front mount hitch is rated for up to 350 pound of a vertial load, and a line pull of up to 9,000 pounds. Please check front axle weight rating of your Nissan Frontier make sure that is not exceeded. Also for installation purposes, please note that the front center air dam must be permanently...
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  • Are there Front and Rear Mounted Trailer Hitches for a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4
  • Rear mounted hitches are not available for the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder because it is supposed to have come with one from the factory. The best place to look for a replacement rear mount hitch for your vehicle would be through a dealership. But for a front mount I can help you with that, no problem. We have the Curt front mount hitch # 31241 that you have referenced that will fit your Pathfinder. This hitch is rated for 350 pounds vertical load. So anything you load on in the front...
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  • Will Adding Front Hitch Make Changing Oil Harder on 2013 Nissan Frontier
  • Adding front mount hitch # 31241 could potentially make it more difficult to change the oil on your 2013 Nissan Frontier but none of our customers have mentioned having difficulties. To install this hitch the air dam has to come off the truck so it might actually make changing the oil easier. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Can a Front Mount Trailer Hitch and Westin Bull Bar be Installed Together on 2012 Nissan Frontier
  • The Curt front mount receiver # 31241 and the bull bars available for your 2012 Nissan Frontier install on the bottom of the truck frame in the same location. You can have one installed at a time. The hitch attaches directly to the bottom of the frame and the bull bars have brackets that attach to the bottoms of the frame. While it is possible that the bull bar brackets can be sandwiched between the frame and the hitch, or the hitch between the brackets and the frame, the products are...
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  • Availability of Front Mounted Hitch for 2009 Toyota 4Runner
  • We do indeed offer a front mounted receiver. The Curt Front Mount Receiver, part # 31367 would be a fit for your 2009 4Runner. I've linked you to a video showing the hitch being installed on a FJ Cruiser. The procedure on your 4Runner would be identical. The Curt # 31241 hitch you referred to is a front mounted receiver for a Nissan Pathfinder or Frontier, and wouldn't fit your 4Runner.
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  • Curt Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Nissan Frontier
  • The only way the Curt Front Hitch part # 31241 that you referenced can be installed on a vehicle like your 2011 Nissan Frontier would be with it attaching to the bottom of your vehicle frame. The mounting flange wouldn't be wide enough to make it around the frame, and there are no weldnuts on top of the frame either.
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