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Front mount hitches are the perfect addition to your vehicle when you require the use of a recovery winch, tow loop, putting your boat in the water, or other accessory. We offer a large selection of front mount receivers by popular manufacturers like Draw-Tite, Reese and Curt so you can find the one that is right for your application and your budget. All front mount receiver hitches we offer are made in the USA and come with a limited lifetime warranty.

You can find all the custom-fit front mount receiver applications we offer for your vehicle by choosing the year, make, and model to the left. Don't forget the hitch-mounted winch mount plate to make any winch installation hassle-free!




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Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford F-250 - Curt

Today on our 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty, we're going to review and install the CURT front mounted trailer hitch part number C31018. Now with our hitch installed, here's what it'll look like. As you can see the majority of our hitch is covered behind the front air dam. The only thing we really have exposed is the side bracket. This is a full steel and welded construction. It's got a nice black powder coated finish and when installing your pin and clip, you just need to reach behind the air dam to access the pre-drilled 5/8" inch pinholes.


Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Curt

Today on our 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited we'll be reviewing and installing the Curt Front-Mounted Two-Inch Receiver Tube Hitch, part number 31432. Now here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. The hitch is completely made of steel and is a fully welded construction. You've got a nice strong square cross tube with a nice black powder-coated finish. This is a 2-inch by 2-inch receiver tube and it's go the pre-drilled hole for a 5/8 pin or locking pin. This hitch is capable of up to 9,000 pounds of line pull and 350 pounds of vertical load. The gross trailer weight is 3500 pounds and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch.


Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited we're going to do a review and install of the Draw-Tite front-mounted 2" receiver tube hitch, part number 65055. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. As you can see, the main body of our hitch, the crosstube, is nicely hidden behind the front bumper. The only thing we really have exposed is our receiver tube and our hitch pinhole. This is a fully welded construction and a nice black powder-coated finish so it blends in with our vehicle. Now our hitch is a 2" by 2" receiver tube and it has a vertical load of up to 500 pounds, and a line pull load up to 9,000 pounds. Next I'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch.


Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-150 - Curt

Today on this 2014 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab, we're going to show you part number C31068. This is Curt front-mount 2" receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed the truck. As you can see, this is our 2" receiver right here, which has a nice collar around the front of it, and it uses a 5/8" hitch pin right here. The distance from the hitch pin hole in the center to the outside edge of the license plate here is going to be about 8-1/2". Our measurement from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is about 11-3/4". This will vary with our 2-wheel drive like we have here or a 4-wheel driver where the chances are it will sit a little bit higher, plus tire sizes will throw it off as well.


Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 - Curt

Today in our 2015 GMC Sierra 3500, we're going to be installing the Curt Front Mounted Trailer Hitch, Part Number C31071. Our hitch has a 500 pound tongue weight and a 5,000 pound towing weight. With a 9,000 pound straight line pulling capacity. It's a fully welded, steel construction with a square cross tube. It's designed to hook up to the side plates which are secured directly to the frame. Here are a couple measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories such a ball mount, winch mount, or a snow plow. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the other most edge of the front bumper is 7-3/4 inches.


Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2002 Ford F-250 - Curt

Today on this 2002 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab, we're going to install Part Number C31014. It's the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is what our front mount hitch looks like on our truck once it's installed. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you in selecting some accessories for your front mount hitch, like a snow plow or a winch mount for your front hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole in this case to the outside edge of the bumper, which would be the license plate bracket will be about 7 and a half inches. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 and a quarter inches.


Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - Curt

Today on our 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500, we'll be installing the Curt Front Mounted Hitch, part number 31108. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a snowplow, front mounted cargo carrier, or a wench. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the front edge of our bumper is 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 inches. We'll now go ahead with the installation. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove the manufacturer's tow hooks. To do that, there are 3 fasteners for each, one on each side of the tow hook, and the rear fastener here at the bottom. As we remove the tow hook fasteners, we'll go ahead and set them aside as they will not be reinstalled, but we will reuse the manufacturer's tow hook. We'll go ahead and put the tow hook back in place over the attachment points.


Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe - Curt

Today on our 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe we'll be installing the CURT 2" front-mounted hitch, part number 31302. Now with our hitch already installed you can see it's nicely concealed behind the front fascia. The only thing sticking out is the receiver tube. It's got a 5/8 pinhole and a 2" by 2" receiver tube. This is a class three hitch. It has 500 pounds of tongue weight capacity and 5,000 pounds of tow capacity with a 9,000 line capacity.


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Front Hitch Questions and Answers

  • Front Mounted Hitch for a 1999 Dodge RAM 2500 Diesel
  • Draw-Tite Front-Mounted Hitch, part # 65003 works for several versions of the 1999 Dodge Ram. These are the vehicles it fits: 1999 Dodge Ram Sport, With Factory Fascia, No Step Bumper; 1999 Dodge Pickup, Ram, Full Size; 1999 Dodge Pickup, Ram, Full Size Equipped With Aftermarket Roll Pan. If your Ram falls within any of these guidelines, hitch 65003 will fit your truck.
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  • How To Determine if 2000 Ford Ranger has Crossmember that Interferes w/ Front Hitch Installation
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he provided a picture to show what to look for when it comes to determining whether your 2000 Ford Ranger has the front crossmember. You will see his picture off to the right. If your Ranger DOES NOT have a crossmember then the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C31063, will work for you. If your Ranger DOES have the front crossmember, this will interfere with installing the hitch. In this case I recommend having a hitch custom fabricated...
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  • 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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  • Can a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome Without Special Equipment
  • I checked on the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and found that as long as the vehicle has selectable 4 wheel drive with a neutral position in the transfer case is towable as is. If the vehicle is rear wheel drive only, and has the 42RLE transmission a transmission lube pump is required. If the vehicle has an auto transmission other than the 42RLE the vehicle is not towable and will need to be trailered. If the vehicle is AWD without a nuetral position in the transfer case it is trailer...
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  • How High from Ground will the Curt Front Hitch part # C31068 Sit When Installed on 2011 Ford F150
  • When installed the Curt Front Hitch # C31068 will sit right under the front fascia of your 2011 Ford F150. Check out the picture I attached to see exactly what I mean. The rear hitch on your truck will sit up higher than this hitch.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Fascia Trimming Required for a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax
  • All of the front mount hitches for the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado may require trimming of the black plastic fascia, that is mounted under the front bumper of your truck, depending on how the front bumper is mounted to the frame on each individual vehicle. The Draw-Tite hitch, item # 65023, for the 1500LD series truck does not require trimming of the fascia in most cases, see photo. Since you have a Duramax engine in your truck, you most likely need a front mount hitch that will fit a...
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  • Is there Any Drilling Required When Installing a Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500
  • Yes. There is some drilling involved when installing the Curt Front Mount Receiver Hitch, # C31017. You will need to drill two holes on the underside of the frame. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this hitch below. The other available front mount hitch for your vehicle is the Draw-Tite Front Hitch, # 65046. It also requires drilling into the underside of the frame. I have included the instructions and an installation video for this hitch below.
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  • Distance From Center of Hitch Pin Hole To Bumper on CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31322
  • I contacted our representative at CURT about the CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31322. He informed me that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the front edge of the bumper measures approximately 7 inches. We do not have a Hidden Hitch front mount hitch available for the 2011 Silverado, but we do have a Draw-Tite model, part # 65052. The Draw-Tite hitch distance should be near the same distance as the CURT hitch as it will sit near the same location. When using...
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  • Front Mount Hitch for 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Pickup
  • I have attached a link to our front mount bolt-on hitches for 2008 Chevrolet Silerado 3500s for you. Both the Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31109 and the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch # 65050 have a 2 x 2 inch hitch receiver, a line pull maximum of 9,000 pounds, a vertical load max of 500 pounds, and a gross trailer weight max of 5,000 pounds. The Curt front mount hitch's receiver will sit just below the license plate on your vehicle. This hitch will provide an easier installation. I have...
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  • Will Installing Front Mount Hitch On 2005 Ford F-150 STX 2WD Interfere With Transmission Cooler
  • No, installing the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 65043 or the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 31352 will not interfere with the OEM transmission cooler on your 2005 Ford F-150 STX. The only way that you transmission cooler would be affected is if you had something installed on the front-mount hitch that was directly blocking air flow to the transmission cooler. If you have an aftermarket transmission cooler, part # 65043 interfering with it would depend...
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  • Receiver Location After Installing Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31023 on a 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt about Front Mount Hitch, # C31023. He stated that the receiver will be located below the bumper and below the fascia piece. He stated that the face of the receiver will be about 2 inches further back than the bumper. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to look at also.
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  • 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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  • Recommend Front Mount Trailer Hitch and Spare Tire Carrier for 1997 Ford F-250 Diesel 2WD
  • For a front mount receiver for your 1997 Ford F-250 2WD Diesel, we have the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, part # 65014. This front receiver is designed to fit the 2-wheel drive diesel F-250. We do offer a Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier from CURT. Checkout the Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier # C31006. This spare tire carrier will work with 2 inch receivers like the Draw-Tite # 65014. To secure the spare tire carrier to the hitch you will need Pin and Clip, part # PC3. For a more...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For a similar front hitch that I can show you how far it will stick out in font of your bumper, which will let you see how easily it would be to pin, check out the Curt Front Hitch part # C31023. I attached a couple pics as well to show you what it will look like once installed. I also attached installation instructions and an install video. Most likely the Draw Tite Hitch # 65056 that you referenced would be pretty easy to pin as well, but since we have not had the chance to install...
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  • Front Mount Receiver Trailer Hitch for a 2010 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Curt front mount receiver, # 31313, is a front mount receiver. You can also call it a trailer hitch even though it is at the front of the vehicle and not the back. As far as installation notes for this hitch, I show that no drilling is required or cutting of anything at the front of the truck for installation. The only modification is that the bumper end caps will have to be removed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. We have not yet had the chance to...
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch, # 33055, Require Any Cutting Of Front Air Dam On A 1999 Ford Van
  • The Curt Front Hitch, # 33055, on a 1999 Ford Van does not require any cutting of the front valance (air dam), but you do need to remove the front valance from the bumper. Also, the two front holes in the frame rails need to be enlarged. Then, you will use the fishwire (included) to install the 4 bolts and spacers into the holes in the frame. Then, you just need to attach the hitch to those bolts and torque to 75 ft. lbs. I am sending a video link that will show you how to use the...
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  • What Trailer Hitches Fit a 2012 Toyota Tacoma
  • CURT has not yet did a test fit on the 2012 Toyota Tacoma for trailer hitch # 31313 so I cannot say whether or not it will fit. But we do have 2 hitches that are confirmed for the 2012 Tacoma. We have the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75236, and the Hidden Hitch, # 87581. Both hitches exclude the X-Runner model. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend adding the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a carrying bag. For trailer...
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  • Fascia Trimming Required to Intstall Curt Front Mount Receiver Part # C31012
  • To install the Curt Front Mounted Receiver, part # C31012 the lower portion of the front bumper fascia will either need to be removed or trimmed. The instructions provided for this receiver are very specific and comprehensive complete with color photos and a diagram showing where the fascia piece needs to be trimmed as well as the dimensions for the trimmed portion. I have included a link to the instructions for you to examine. Step number 9 of the instructions shows a very good color...
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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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  • Removing OEM Skid Plate to Install Curt Front Mount Receiver # C31048 on 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • I spoke with my contact in Technical Support at Curt Manufacturing, who tells me that their front mounted receiver would bolt to the underside of the front frame members and around the front stabilizer bar using with two of the connection points utilizing the existing holes for the stabilizer bar retaining bracket, as shown in the provided photo. If the skid plate covers the mounting location and the retaining brackets, the skid plate would need to be removed in order to install the...
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