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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your Chevrolet Pickup, Silverado with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.
Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.
Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.
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No drilling required for installation , Access holes may need to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or rotary tool , Slight fascia deformation may occur on some models
Video of Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"
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Today, on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be installing a Draw-Tite Front Mounted two inch receiver with hitch, part number 65028. Here's what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, I'll give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the front bumper is five and three quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 and half inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a snow plow, winch, or cargo carrier. To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's tow hooks. We need to remove two fasteners on each.
The fastener that we're going to remove will be the inside frame fastener and bottom rear fastener. Keep in mind each process we do on one side, we go repeat identically on the opposite side, as our hitch has a total of four attachment points, two on each side. With those four fasteners out of the way, we'll go ahead and set them aside as they will not be reinstalled. To install the hitch, we're going to use the new 12 millimeter bolt and half inch inaudible 00:01:13 washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch, as it goes through the hitch, through the frame, back into the tow hook, where it's detaching point with the built in lug nut. We're now ready to put our hitch in place. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners.
We'll install each fastener finger tight until we have them all in place. Now, once all our hardware is installed, we'll go ahead and tighten it down. Now, once all our fasteners are tightened down, we'll go ahead and torque to specification as indicated in instruction. Now, with all our fasteners tightened down and torqued to specifications, that will be the install of the front mounted Draw-Tite hitch, part number 65028 on our 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (110 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.
by: Ron L05/15/2015
This front hitch was extremely easy to install on my 2004 Chevy 2500HD. I was working by myself and using a floor jack. If I would have followed direction and finger tighten the bolts and not tighten before all the bolts were started it would have been done in 20 minutes. I would highly recommend this product! 193330
by: Hugh K09/30/2013
Ordered this hitch for my 2005 Silverado 2500HD diesel with factory tow hooks. Mounted it in an half hour from box to installed - remove 4 bolts from the tow hooks, raise the receiver into position on a floor jack and use the supplied, longer, high-tensile bolts and lock washers to bolt it up. Absolutely NO cutting of the plastic facia nor relocation of license plate required. 102057
I am a beginner mechanic and was able to install the front hitch in about 40 minutes with a couple of 2x4s for ramps, a floor jack and wrenches. The only reason it took so long is that my hands are too big to fit through the tow hook trim holes so I had to have my wife thread the inside bolts. 227077
by: Angel S.07/18/2014
This product was installed on my 2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD pickup. The install took me approximately 15-20 minutes using a floor jack and a battery operated impact driver. No modifications to the bumper fascia were needed, nor was it necessary to remove the factory tow hooks. Although it has not been tested, the build quality seems very well made and capable of performing my intended use, which is to mount a motorcycle carrier and dirtbike. The position of the receiver is rather low (approximately 11.5” from the floor on my stock truck with 265/75/16 BFG AT’s), which may make the approach on steep driveways/berms difficult with a motorcycle carrier mounted. A receiver hitch riser may alleviate this concern, however. Untested, I would opine that this tow hitch will more than meet its intended use for me and would strongly recommend this product for its build quality and ease of installation. 142004
by: Russ C.11/05/2015
It looks great. It is for my Chevy Silverado 2500 pickup. The access for wrenches was limited and is different than the 2003 example video but it fit without any cutting of the plastic below the bumper. I plan to use it primarily for hauling to bikes up front when the cab-over camper is on the bed. I plan on fabricating a push bar using two pieces of "D" rubber and combine that with a hinged tow bar that can be inserted in the front or rear receiver. I also have a cargo carrier that can be inserted in either the front or rear. 231475
by: Lew P.05/15/2015
I am truly happy and satisfied with the product that I purchase from e trailer (front hitch Chevy Silverado).the customer service rep was very helpful and assisted me in picking out the right hitch for my truck.she was very professional and knowledgeable regarding this product.I would certainly purchase another product from the trailer again based on my experience.I truly will recommend e.trailer to all my friends. 193367
by: Cliff P05/01/2015
Hitch arrived in excellent shape on the expected date. It installed easily on my 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and fit exactly as etrailer said it would. Great job... 189317
by: Scott B.10/18/2014
I installed this front receiver onto my truck to help me push my trailer into a narrow parking spot alongside my home. I used to need assistance from a spotter to help me back the trailer in, but now I can push it from the front and park it without any help. Thank you etrailer.com customer service for helping me choose the correct model for my Silverado 3500, and for the extremely fast shipping. I couldn't be more pleased! 156737
The front mount hitch receiver was very well built. It mounted to the truck with no modifications. Only took a few minutes to install. I would highly recommend this product. 196925
Exact fitment, easy to install. Did it in my driveway with basic tools in about an hour. Looks clean and didn't have to modify the lower fairing. This is like the 6th hitch I have purchased from etrailer.com and I have never had an issue yet. This front receiver is my mounting point for my snow sport plow and it will surely do the job. Very solid and robust. Now just need some winter. 259016
by: Larry N.05/12/2014
I purchased a front receiver for my 2001 GMC 2500 HD to accept a bike rack to haul my electric bike! I am a 68 year old man with rotor cuff tears in both shoulders & I installed it in my driveway in about an hour! The majority of the time was consumed removing the OEM tow hooks! Now that it on, I think I can replace the tow hooks and use those bolts on the receiver in place of the hardware provided with the hitch! I would recommend this product based on Quality & ease of installation! I hope this is informational! 130169
I'm giving this a poor rating because the front hitch receiver didn't fit my truck. The front plates that are supposed to go between the frame rails were nearly 1/4" too wide. I assumed it was the result of a minor accident years ago and was ready to pay a frame shop to push the frame apart to make it fit. Fortunately, I got ahold of Etrailer tech support and we compared measurements and figured out that the hitch was made wrong. This is not a critique of Etrailer, because they immediately sent me a good one, which we installed in about half an hour with no problems, and arranged for me to return the faulty hitch. Etrailer's service was excellent, but I will be careful of DrawTite products in the future. 188049
by: Robert J03/22/2013
The product 65028 fit my truck perfectly the instructions and diagrams were very easy to read and follow. I would recommend it to anyone. 71984
Easy bolt on installation. Fits great. 185581
This product went on without a hitch. This was to carry my bicycles for camping. I can also mount my winch on the receiver as needed very easily. I did drill the 1/2" holes in the side of the truck to 9/16" and that helped. I put it on alone without a jack to push it up in about 1/2 hour. I was concerned about having to cut the flaring away but it was flexible enough to just push it up a bit. I was going to build my own but that would have been nowhere as nice as this one. I really like the powder paint. It's perdy. I like the fact you can only see the square tube from standing in front of the truck. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. 138921
by: Vance O01/28/2016
Great product exactly what I wanted fast shipping would recommend this anybody 236470
by: Kris S.06/14/2016
I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 LS 6.0l. This product fit perfectly. It installed in about 15 minutes, it would have been a little quicker but with the bottom trim piece on the truck,it left very little room to tun a wrench. All in all it is exactly what I was looking for to carry my generator on the front of my vehicle. I was going to order this off of another site but after some reasearch and reading of reviews found that many customers were receiving a product that did not fit properly. I didn't have time for a return of a product if it did not fit, so I opted to go with these guys. Looks like I made the right choice!! 261343
by: Kirk H02/14/2017
Good product. Install was about 20 minutes. The main bar that spans the distance between the tow hooks was about 1/16 to long. In all reality, my tow hooks were probably 1/16 closer than they were when I got the truck. I have really yanked on those things over the years. I loosely bolted one side in its proper place, lined up the other side, and then used a floor jack and a block of wood to force the second side in place. It slid right in. I tightened everything up and that was it. I know some folks have to drill out holes, but I did not. I have a 2001 Silverado 2500HD. 341953
The hitch installed easily on the front of my truck and has given me more versatility in using my truck. In the summer I carry 3 bikes on a hitch rack when I go camping. I also hook up a 12000 lb. winch when needed. Sometimes I use the front hitch when moving my boat. This is a very sturdy and reliable hitch. Etrailer customer service is excellent. 289812
by: Dave M.06/12/2013
Have a 2006 Chevy Silverado Duramax Diesel. This fit the truck great without having to modify or adjust anything. Bolted on easy enough...but crawling under a truck is never that easy for me. But overall, would buy again. Gives me the option to carry bicycles on the front of my truck while towing my 5th wheel. 84270
by: Jason L.07/09/2014
Took it camping over 4th of July hauled my firewood did not have to buy any at campground saved me money and it will be well used. Thanks E-Trailer best investment this year. Thank You Jason L. 140179
by: Rod J.09/20/2016
Front hitch was delivered on time, with easy to comprehend instructions, and took less than 10 minutes to install. I have already put a 2" ball in and used to move my boat in my small backyard. I couldn't be more pleased and only wished I had purchased it earlier! 296660
I use this hitch to position my flatbed, dump, and boat trailers in tight parking spots - it has proven to be a valuable asset to my business. I installed the hitch myself, and the installation was simple and straightforward. When I upgrade my truck to a newer model, I will then purchase and install another front hitch from etrailer - the hitch was ordered and received in a matter of a couple of days, their shipping customer service is outstanding! 296371
I ordered this item for my TWO wheel drive Chevy 2500hd. After watching the video I was concerned that the hitch would not work without modification as I do not have tow hooks. I was relieved to see it included all hardware and instructions for trucks with and without tow hooks. I did find it easier to remove the plastic from the valance as to have access to the frame horns. It installed with simple hand tools in minutes. 332961
by: Matt M.07/11/2016
Great hitch at a great price. The installation was fairly easy, even for me since I am not a professional mechanic. It took me a little longer than 30 min. to install but still worth doing it yourself and not paying a mechanic to install. I had to do a little trim of the plastic air dam under the bumper but it looks good. I plan on using it to put a bike rack on the front of my 2001 Chevy Suburban K2500. 270812
by: april gelesko09/07/2016
Excellent !! Fit was perfect, instructions where very easy to understand. Delivery was on time and shipping was free. Would recommend this product and definitely would purchase again from Etrailer. PS I donot normally write a review but when you find a product and company that performs as it should it is truly refreshing. Thankyou !!! April's husband John 292191
by: Raymond M.02/16/2016
I was really impressed with the quick shipping and actually having all the hardware to do the install. The hitch fit like a glove, no shims required and actually took all of 20 minutes to install!, I would highly recommend a floor jack for this install it makes handling the hitch so much easier, overall outstanding transaction all the way around, I highly recommend! 237959
by: Larry M.02/09/2016
Called an order into Dustin for a Draw-Tite hitch receiver #65028 for the front of my Chevy Silverado. He assured me that the hitch would be packed properly and it was exactly as he said. It was packed securely in a double box. It arrived a day ahead of time. The hitch is in perfect condition. Thank You Dustin and the shipping dept. for a job well done! 237371
The best -- I don't go anywhere else but etrailer! I needed a front-hitch mount for my 2004 Chevy Suburban, so that I can put the bike rack in the back, and the cargo rack in front. Etrailer has a great product, at a great price, with fast shipping, and incredible resources for the avid DIY-er. Seriously, there's no reason to shop anywhere else. 293778
by: Dan O08/10/2015
It was a snug fit and but with a little motivation it went in perfect. The instructions were correct it only took me about one hour and I did it in my driveway on my back. If I was in a shop with a lift and a little help I think it could have been completed in 15 min. You have great products and have already recommended your website to my son ! 218066
by: Dennis C05/08/2013
This bolted right up to the frame. I had factory towing hooks so it was just as easy as removing four bolts and replacing them with the included longer bolts. Just need to support the hitch while you start the bolts. It took about forty five minutes. Product was shipped fast and was packaged very well. Good follow up from etrailer. 79438
by: Darin E02/07/2017
This bolted up in fifteen to twenty minutes. It is very heavy duty. I only use it to carry a couple of generators for camping. 339539
I ordered a front bumper hitch and it came without any problems. Etrailer is so organized that they notify you immediately of the part being shipped as well as the projected delivery time. It all came as promised and I had it installed the next day. I have used Etrailer before and have always been very happy with them. 347297
by: pat r06/20/2014
took all of 15 minutes to install. the hardest part was dragging the floor jack to the front of the truck. the front hitch is used for carrying a 385 pound suzuki dr 650 dual sport motorcycle. no holes to drill just remove two bolts on truck position hitch and replace the bolts with the new bolts provided. 136811
Product arrived in good time. Box was in perfect shape. Easy installation. Fit & bolt holes matched-up perfectly. Took a bit of playing to tighten-up 2 bolts inside of frame. Not much room to work but not unmanageable. Took me about an hour to do the installation by myself. Installation video did help. 326204
The Draw-Tite Front Mount hitch is exactly what I needed. It is a perfect fit and was relatively easy to install (once I went and purchased an 18mm wrench). Etrailer.com's service, price, and speedy delivery were outstanding. I will definitely keep them in my list of preferred vendors for future purchases. 60818
by: Bill C.10/06/2016
Easy to install in 30 minutes. A perfect fit. Looks great and doing just what it was meant to. Thanks 303821
Went on in less than 20minutes from box to completed project! Great for use in maneuvering my boat back into a tight garage spot, couldn't do it with out it. Would have liked it to be a little higher for ground clearance and maybe make it a little less visible but otherwise very happy with product! 142612
Finally warmed up enough to get the unit installed. Everything worked as planned. Now to try it out and move my boat down the ramp with ease. Have to wait for lake to thaw first. Thanks for handling my needs. Will recommend your site to others and also use again for my wish list. RDH 64761
Bolted right in no issues. Fits great. have 2006 Chev 2500 WT HD with tow hooks. The hitch came with extra bolts, washers nuts for other applications. On mine you remove the tow hook bolts and replace with the longer hitch bolts. Live in Alaska so freight was excessive but was quick. 302414
by: Mike C.07/31/2014
took only 25 mins to do install very easy/very simple/high quality 1 issue the box the receiver came in was in pretty bad shape 2- 12x6 holes. No damage to part/receiver so all good no need to remove factory tow hooks. Would recommend to others for ease of fit and quality/price 143893
by: Quinton L05/14/2014
Arrived quickly and fit perfectly. Excellent quality. What more could you ask? 130569
by: Kevin B.09/23/2014
Shipping was very prompt and the receiver mounted easily to the frame of my 2003 Silverado 2500 HD. The job took about ten minutes including torquing the mounting bolts to specs provided with the hitch. Time will tell how the hitch holds up to our coastal weather. Thanks. 152631
purchased for 99 silverado 3/4 hd 4x4. good fit and quality . would have given 5 star rating if the instructions would have made removing the valance a priority. The time spent fighting with the plastic valance brought a level of frustration that could have been avoided. 256565
by: Brian H.02/24/2014
Great product, easy 20 minute install, nice fit no trimming needed, bottom of air dam fit right over hitch gusset plate for a clean look, and the reciever it is tucked up underneath so you don't knock your shins when checking underhood fluids. Fast shipping... 117354
Product is awesome if you have a large trailer or have trouble backing up your boat this is what you need. I can park my 35ft trailer in any situation just unhook turn your truck around hook up and make parking a wiz or docking a boat easy I love it. 301529
After a year this hitch has worked fine. It lined up perfectly with existing holes. Fit is perfect. I used it to back a boat into a garage at an angle. It was very difficult to try to use the rear hitch. The front hitch made it so much easier. 319216
by: GW Young08/04/2016
Excellent product. The instructions were so-so. Be prepared to use a floor jack to get the side bolts aligned but not overly difficult. I only gave this product a 4 rating because of the bolt alignment issues, otherwise most excellent. 279843
just installed today easy to follow instructions and very easy to understand took around 25 minutes to install great product and i didnt have to hack into my frame to make holes i would recemend this to my friends and coworkers 57761
Installed the front hitch today. It took about 45 min. Easy install. I did have to trim some plastic to get my torque wrench on the inside bolts. Otherwise it bolted right up. Very pleased with this product. Fast shipping too. 317478
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