Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket

Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket

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Use this hitch mounted license plate bracket with your front mounted receiver. Call 800-298-8924 to order Draw-Tite accessories and parts part number 5443 or order online at Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.

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Draw-Tite Accessories and Parts - 5443

Use this hitch mounted license plate bracket with your front mounted receiver.


  • Fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Durable black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Measures 4-1/2" from the center of the furthest hitch pin hole to the back of the license plate bracket
    • Measures 2-3/4" from the center of the closest hitch pin hole to the back of the license plate bracket

5443 Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket

Video of Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket

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

Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Front Hitch 5443 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number 5443. This is the Hidden Hitch Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket. It is designed to fit a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. This is the portion here that slides into the receiver tube of your hitch. Made from a nice sturdy steel construction and has a glossy finish on it, so it is designed to stand up well against rusting and corrosion and it's steel all the way around, the mounts on the back as well as the face plate, it's all solid steel. We'll go over a few measurements here. It's going to have an overall width of right at 9 inches and an overall height of 5 1/2 inches. Here on the back side, we have 2 different pin hole locations. You do want to make sure that when you insert this inside your hitch, that you do have enough room from the center of one pin hole to the back of the face plate here, that way you can actually make sure you can line up your pin holes and insert a hitch pin and clip to secure the plate bracket to the vehicle. I'm measuring from the center of the first pin hole to the back of the plate. We have a measurement of 2 3/4 of an inch.

From the back of the plate to the center of the rear pin hole, we're going to have a measurement of 4 1/2 inches. How this would work is you'd take it, you just slide it into the receiver tube of your hitch and you can line it up to whatever pin hole is going to best suit you and you need to take a 5/8 inch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock to secure it in place and those are sold separately. You can refer to the product's product page under related items or you can go to our website and type in part number PC3 and it's going to refer you to a standard 5/8 inch pin that comes with a clip. You can kind of see how that mounts there. Really simple installation. It's also very solid. It does come with all the mounting hardware that you need to secure a license place to the front face plate. It does have 4 bolts, 4 washers and 5 nuts and I believe that they are rubber locking nuts. That's going to complete today's review of part number 5443. This is the Hidden Hitch Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket.

Customer Reviews

Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket - 5443

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Use this hitch mounted license plate bracket with your front mounted receiver.

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I have been doing business with ETrailer for years and have to say their customer service is second to none. I needed a way to mount a slow moving vehicle sign on my golf cart and this product was as describe and worked perfect for my application. Product is a combination of not being over or under built. 138059

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Much heavier construction than I was expecting -- that's good. Hole slots aren't far enough apart (vertically) for my Calif license plate. That's not good. (C'mon guys, how hard would it be to research every state's plates and make the hole patterns match, based on the purchaser's address?) 406600

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Great way to cover your hitch. Looks good. My plate was welded a little crooked to inserts but was able to put in a vice and straighten it. 571918

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easy purchase fast mailing thank you 553737

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Good quality. Exactly what my husband wanted. 552582

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Great product. I removed my license plate holder on my wrangler and my spare tire. Where the spare tire was I have a delete plate with design so I put my license plate on the etrailer hitch with a lock on it which works out great. 591904

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Works and looks great 387729


Product has met all expectations and it has traveled to Nebraska as well as Key West, FL.

Dennis C - 06/06/2018


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It was exactly what I wanted. I was able to install it the same day it arrived. 382025

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well built , easy to use , really fast shipping Thanks Etrailer 349711

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This is my second purchase for this license plate receiver. It is exceptionally well built and will last a very long time. 251423

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Best online company to work with, by far. Thanks 187383

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Product Is Too Short To Work Properly In receiver 116841

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Not overbuilt, not flimsy, but just right! Been missing my front license plate for awhile. Before "the Man" takes notice, I figured I'd better do something about it. Other companies had 30 lbs behemoths, others had ones made of plastic. This one is perfect. It should be able to handle a few oopsies without the vehicle being eligible for reclassment of being up-armored. If you're already looking for a receiver hitch license plate holder, you know what to look for and this is it. Go for it! 106638

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Built great!! Works great!! and it shipped very fast!! 42663

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Nice look, fit, and finish. Heavy duty, thick gauge and NOT Cheap. Recommend a low cost hitch pin accompany this product; otherwise, there is nothing that will hold this bracket in place. 29520

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Solid construction. Holes didn't line up with my Nevada license plate. 18213

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Strong license plate mount. The plate can support more weight than a license, it is built sturdy and comes with 4 each bolts and nuts. 2786


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  • In order to use the fold down license plate holder # 8802 pm a trailer hitch you would have to fabricate something for it to attach to. It is meant to be used on vehicles where the receiver goes through the bumper. Using a holder that actually fits in the receiver such as # 5443 or # C31002 would be the better way to go. Both of these products indicate they are for front mount hitches but they will fit in any 2 inch receiver, front or back.
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  • Front Hitch Fit for 1989 Chevrolet K2500 4WD
  • Curt front-mount trailer hitch # 31042 will not fit your 4WD 1989 Chevrolet K2500's 34-inch frame width. The other option from Draw-Tite, front hitch # 65005, will fit your truck so long as it is not the Crew Cab. This hitch install will require drilling, some fascia trimming and relocation of your license plate using a bracket like # 5443. The linked customer photo shows this item installed on a compatible truck.
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  • Recommended License Plate Relocation Bracket For 2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • For your Purple Heart plate, I recommend the Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket # 5443. This will fit with a 2 inch receiver on the front or the back of your vehicle. You may want to consider a hitch lock like # 7683 to secure it to your hitch receiver.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket Distance
  • The top of the shank L-brackets of the Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket, item # 5443, is about 3-1/4 inches to the top the license plate bracket. The hitch pin is not included with this item. You could use the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Flush Design for 2 inch Trailer Hitches, part # 7683, or the Pin and Clip For Class III, IV and V Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # PC3.
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  • Front-Mount Trailer Hitch for 1994 Chevrolet C/K Series 1500 Pickup
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  • Front Mount Hitch Installation and License Plate Bracket on a 2008 Chevy Silverado
  • The procedure for installation is the same for the 2007 and 2008 model. The hitch also carries over. We offer a Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket, part # 5443, that will take care of the front plate.
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  • Replacement 2 Inch Receiver Cover Plate
  • I don't believe we have the 4 screw plastic hitch cover plate you are referring to. I've attached all of our hitch cover options for 2 inch hitch receivers to assist. If you are looking for a hitch mounted license plate holder, we have the steel # C31002 and # 5443. Both of these are welded to the receiver shank. We do not carry a plastic version of this.
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  • What is Width of Hitch Receiver Bracket on Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch License Plate Bracket
  • I went out to the warehouse to take a look at the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket # 5443 referenced in your question. I measured a distance of 1-1/2 inches from the inside of one fork to the inside of the other. From outside to outside it is just under 2 inches. I have attached an image with this dimension labeled for you to review. I have also attached a short installation video on this product that you might find helpful. The standard Pin and Clip...
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for a 2002 Chevy Express Van
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