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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Series Crew Cab 2-Wheel Drive, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Front Hitch part number 65062. This what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as the ball mount, bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin holes to the outermost edge of the bumper, it is approximately five inches. From the top of the opening and the receiver to the ground is approximately 8-3/4 inches. Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch.



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 we're going to install the Curt front mounted hitch part #: 31320. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the license plate is 3 and a half inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 and inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories, now lets go ahead with the installation. Before we can begin the installation well need to go ahead and take a notch out of the front air dam to allow for the hitch clearance.



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Dodge Ram

Today on this 2010 Dodge Ram 2500, were going to install part number c31015 from Curt. This is what it looks like when the hitch is installed on the vehicle. Next we will give you some measurements that will help you out when selecting some accessories. From the center of the pin hitch hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 9-1/2, and from the top of the receiver tube down to the ground is going to be 13. Now I will go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. Alright our first step we have to make a notch in an air dam at the bottom of the bumper.



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Dodge Ram

Today we are going to install part number 65046. This is a front-mount receiver hitch from Draw-Tite, and we are going to install this front-mount hitch on a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The hitch is going to mount to the bottom of the frame here. We are going to have to drill two holes out. It is also going to mount to this bottom bolt right here. What we are going to do first is go ahead and take these two bolts loose. They are connected by a strap on the other side, so we have to take the nuts off both sides. We are going to loosen these up, support the bumper, and then put the hitch on the lower bolts here. And then we will hang it by that side, and then we will do the same thing on the other side. We are only using one spacer plate because this truck has the tow hooks already in place. Make sure we put our bolt back in and then put our nut back into place. All right, we can go ahead and install the nut on the top bolt and snug that down.





Dodge Ram Pickup Front Hitch Questions and Answers


  • Will Draw-Tite Front-Mount Hitch # 65046 Fit 2006 Dodge Dually 3500
  • The Draw-Tite Front Hitch, part # 65046 is a fit for your 2006 Dodge 3500 Dually. This hitch has a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver opening and can be used for a cargo carrier, a spare tire carrier, snowplow, or possibly a winch. This is a custom designed hitch that is a bolt-on installation. All hardware and instructions are included. I have attached an installation video for this hitch. You did not mention how you plan on using this hitch so I have attached some links to items you may be intereste
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  • Winch Recommendation for a 2006 Dodge Ram and Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch
  • We carry Superwinch winches of various capacities. I have included a link to the available options for you. What really matters is what capacity you need. It is always better than go with an overrated winch rather than one that is rated just high enough. An overrated winch will not have to work as hard and the winch will last longer. The Talon series are the top of the line models and the Tiger Shark series are more entry level. You can get a 15.5k capacity Tiger Shark, # SW1515200, at a good
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitches for a 2006 Dodge Ram and Winch
  • The Draw-Tite front hitch # 65046 is slightly less invasive than the Curt hitch # C31017 and thus will provide slightly less ground clearance but ultimately they are very close. The vertical pull capacity is basically like tongue weight on a rear mounted hitch. If you are not going to apply downward force to the hitch then the lower capacity of the Curt hitch should not be an issue. You mentioned using the hitch for a winch so there are some cases where vertical pull is a factor. For example
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  • How Far Down Does a Front Trailer Hitch Hang for Ground Clearance on a 2006 Dodge Ram
  • Once installed the Draw-Tite front hitch # 65046 will have the receiver just about directly under the front bumper. Measure down from the front bumper 2-1/2 inches on your 2006 Dodge Ram and that will be the approximate location of the lowest part of the hitch (which is the bottom of the receiver). The Curt front mount hitch # C31017 will have the receiver slightly higher but still under the front bumper so it would be roughly the same. I have linked the isntallation instructions for both hit
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why Does Curt Exclude the Front Mount Hitch # C31017 For a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie
  • I spoke with my technical contact at Curt referencing the front hitch # C31017 and he gave me the following reasons why Curt states that this hitch will not fit your 2005 Dodge 3500 Laramie. The manufacturing of the 3500 Laramie is physically slightly different than the other Dodge Ram trucks with reference to how aftermarket products can mount. With this difference the Laramie does not have a standard fit for some aftermarket products. Because the Laramie has a completely different bumper,
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Options for a 2003 Dodge Ram
  • We have several front mount trailer hitch options for the 2003 Dodge Ram. If you have a 1500 series then you can use # 31320 or # 65033. For a 2500 or 3500 series you can use # C31017 or # 65046. I have included links to installation instructions and a couple of videos showing typical installations for you. All of the hitches, except # C31017, have a vertical capacity of 500 pounds and line pull capacity of 9,000 pounds. Hitch # C31017 has a vertical capacity of 350 pounds and line pull capac
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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 hitc
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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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  • How to Determine if a Front Mount Trailer Hitch Will Fit a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 with Grille Guard
  • Usually, grille guards and front mount hitches will use some if not all of the same mounting locations on the truck. You will have to look at where your grille guard is installed and compare that to the instructions for front hitch # 65046, which I have linked for you, to determine if there will be interference. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation that should help.
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  • Will Front Mount Trailer Hitch 65058 Fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Express
  • The majority of the options on the Express model of the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 are cosmetic/interior related so there will not be any fit issues with front hitch # 65058. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you so you can compare them with your truck to be certain.
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  • Will Rage PowerSport Motorcycle Carrier Carry a 275 lb Bike on a Curt Front Hitch 2007 Dodge 2500
  • You certainly would have enough capacity to carry a Rage PowerSport Motorcycle Carrier # AMC400 and a 275 lb motorcycle with the Curt Hitch # C31017 since the weight of those two items weigh 315 lbs and the hitch has the capacity of 350 lbs. You will still need to determine what your front axle capacity is and be sure not to exceed this figure also. The biggest problem you might have would be that the headlights would be blocked, as well as your turn signals. But you also have to consider tha
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Mount 2-Inch Trailer Hitch # 65046 Fit on 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
  • After consulting with Draw-Tite, I have found the Draw-Tite Front Mount 2-Inch Trailer Hitch # 65046 trailer hitch you referenced will fit both the standard cab and mega cup models of the 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup. It has a line pull of 9000 lbs, a vertical load of 500 lbs, a GTW of 5000 lbs, and features a bolt-on installation with no welding required. I provided links to the installation instructions and a video review of this hitch. To keep any hitch accessory secure while using this traile
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  • Using Roadmaster Falcon 2 Towbar with 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 with Front Winch Installed
  • The Curt Front Mount 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 31320, cannot be used to flat-tow your Ram Pickup. You can flat-tow your vehicle (provided it is not the SRT-10) with base plates, such as the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit for 2005 Ram Pickup, part # 260-1. This base plate is compatible with all Roadmaster towbars. Your Ram 1500 should be able to have both the front-mount hitch, # 31320, and the tow bar base plates, # 260-1, installed simultaneously since they mount to different parts
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch 65046 Fit a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65046 that you referenced will work on your 2003 Dodge Ram 3500. I attached an installation video and instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Size and Location of Hole in Front Fascia of 2012 Ram to Install Draw-Tite # 65058 Front Receiver
  • If you take a look at the install instructions for the # 65058, Draw-Tite provides a photo showing the actual area that needs to be trimmed. I have provided a link to the installation instructions. The area to be trimmed is centered on the front bumper, and measures 1-1/2 inches tall by 8 inches wide to accommodate the angle iron that joins the receiver tube to the cross-member of the hitch. I would recommend placing the hitch under the frame members and lining it up the mounting holes as
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65058 Fit a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch front mount trailer hitch # 65058 will fit both the 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive models of the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • How Much of the Fascia is Trimmed to Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Dodge Ram
  • According to the installation instructions for front mount hitch # 65058, you will need to trim a 8 inch wide by 1-1/2 inch tall section from the bottom center of the front fascia. I have included a link to the installation instructions that includes a picture of the area that needs to be trimmed.
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  • Ground Clearance with a Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installed on a 1994 Dodge Ram 2500
  • Once installed the receiver on front mount trailer hitch # 31604 will be directly below the front bumper on your 1994 Dodge Ram. You cannot modify the hitch to fit in an alternate location because that can compromise the structural integrity of the hitch and it will void the warranty. Since you have already removed the plastic fascia below the hitch, you can measure from the bottom of the bumper down about 2-1/2 inches. This is the approximate location of the bottom of the receiver once the h
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  • Is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Compatible with Westin E-Series Bull Bar on a 2008 Dodge Ram
  • It is sometimes possible to have both a Bull Bar and a front mount trailer hitch installed at the same time on a vehicle. The problem is that in the majority of vehicles, both parts require at least some of the same mounting locations so they would interfere with one another. What you will need to do is take a look at the isntructions for the front mount hitch that I have linked to see where it mounts and compare that to the mounting locations used by the Bull Bar to determine compatibility.
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  • Where is Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31017 Manufactured
  • The Curt Front Mount Hitch, part # C31017, for your 2007 Dodge Ram is made in the USA.
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  • Will The CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31604 Fit My 1999 Dodge Ram Sport
  • I contacted our representative at CURT about the Front Mount Trailer Hitch, part # 31604. He informed me that the Front Mount Hitch # 31604 will fit your 1999 Dodge Ram Sport. I have linked instructions on the CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch, part # 31604.
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  • Front Mounted Receiver Hitch Installation Instructions for a 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup
  • To install the CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch, # C31027, on your 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup, you will need to drill holes in the bottom of the frame for installation of the hitch hardware. You may also need to drill holes in the side of the frame to insert the hitch hardware through. The installation instructions, see link, detail all of the procedures and tools that are needed to complete a professional looking install on your truck.
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  • Will CURT Front Mount Hitch # C31017 Fit a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4
  • The CURT Front Mount Hitch, part # C31017, will fit the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4. You may have to trim the front air dam or the plastic fascia that is attached beneath the front bumper on your vehicle for installation of the CURT hitch. How much trimming will depend on which model and trim package is on your vehicle. The trimmed area will be hidden once the hitch is installed. Nothing different with the installation on a 4x4 or a 4x2 vehicle. I attached installation instructions fo
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  • Do Tow Hooks Have to be Removed For Draw-Tite Front Trailer Hitch Installation, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The tow hooks will have to be loosened on your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 in order to install the Draw-Tite Front Receiver, # 65058. The hitch will then be installed between the frame and tow hooks. The hooks stay on the vehicle. The hitch will also need to mount flat against the attachment points so that rubber bushing, if it gets in the way, will have to be removed also. I have included a link to the installation details for you.
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  • Will a CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fit a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Big Horn Edition
  • I spoke with my contact at CURT about the front mount hitch, # C31374. He stated that they have not seen any fit issues with a Big Horn edition of the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 so it should fit. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. This hitch would be great for a winch. If you need a trailer hitch mount winch mounting plate, you may be able to use the CURT model, # C31010.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Options for a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
  • There are a couple of options for a front mount receiver for the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 depending on the cab size. If the truck does not have a Mega Cab, use CURT Front Mount Receiver, # 31320. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. Please note, if you have a Sport model, non-Mega Cab, you will also need a spacer kit, # 31320-SK. If the truck does have a Mega Cab you will need CURT Front Mount Receiver, # C31017. I have included a link to the installation instructions f
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  • Do the Front Tow Hooks have to be Removed For Front Trailer Hitch Installation, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500
  • To install the CURT Front Mount Receiver, # 31374, the tow hooks will need to be permanently removed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. Removal of the tow hooks is the first step. Since the hooks will be removed, the bushings you see will also need to be removed so the hitch can be properly installed.
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  • Is Trimming Required for Installation of the Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31017 on a Dodge Ram
  • Yes, you may have to trim the plastic fascia that is attached beneath the front bumper on your Dodge Ram pickup for installation of the Curt Front Mount Hitch, # C31017. It will depend on which model and trim package your pickup is. The trimmed area will be hidden once the hitch is installed. I attached installation instructions for you to review. You may also want to consider the Bestop HighRock 4x4 Hitch Mounted Tow Strap Loop, # B4292201, for use in the front mount hitch and a Hitch Loc
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31320 on a 2008 Dodge Ram
  • According to the installation instructions for Curt Front Mount Hitch, # 31320, which I have linked for you to view, on 2006 and later models, there will be some drilling required to install the hitch. This hitch will fit the 2008 Dodge Ram, excluding the Mega Cab models.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch # 65003 Install on a 1996 dodge 2500 Diesel 4x4 with Dana 60 Axles
  • Yes, this Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 65003, will work on your 1996 Dodge 2500 Diesel 4-wheel drive with Dana 60 front axles. I attached installation instructions for this product below for you to check out also.
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  • Will Curt Front Mont Receiver Part # 31604 Fit a 1994 Dodge Ram Diesel 2500 Series
  • I have confirmed with Curt that the Front Mounted Receiver, part # 31604 will fit your 1994 Ram 2500. This front receiver will fit all Ram models manufactured from 1994-2001, but in the 2002 model year it will fit only 2500 and 3500 series trucks. For reference, I have included a link to the installation instructions.
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  • Do I Need to Trim Front Fascia or Drill When Installing Curt Front Hitch on 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
  • I checked the instruction guide for installation of the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 31374, to your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. The guide says that trimming the front fascia is optional but not necessary. The front fascia will flex with part # 31374 installed on your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. No, you do not need to trim the front fascia to install the hitch receiver. Yes, Part # 31374, uses existing empty holes in the frame to mount to but also requires the drilling of a 17/32
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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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  • Does Front Mount Hitch part 65003 Require Fascia Trimming on a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500
  • All the hardware necessary for installation, nuts, bolts, and washers, are included with the hitch. We have not yet done an install with this particular front mount hitch, so we do not have any photos. According to the instructions, if you want to keep the lower fascia on the truck, it will need to be trimmed. The instructions have you remove the fascia, install the hitch, and if desired, trim the lower fascia and re-install. I have added a link to the instructions so you can review them.
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  • Which Front Mount Hitch fits a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500
  • Draw-Tite part # 65017 is for a Ford Ranger, Ford Explorer, Mazda B-Series truck or Mazda Navajo. We have two front mount hitches for a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup. We have Draw-Tite part # 65003 and Curt part # 31604. To install either of these front mount hitches, you will need to either trim or remove the front air dam or deflector.
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  • 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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