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

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

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  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Square Tube
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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt front hitch part number 31042 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Hitch reviews from real customers.


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Curt Front Hitch - 31042

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.


Features:

  • 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 vehicle
  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Made in USA


Specs:

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


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At etrailer.com 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.



31042 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

31042 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 31042 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1988 - 1999 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup 1500 - 2 and 4 Wheel Drive

1988 - 1999 GMC C/K Series Pickup 1500 - 2 and 4 Wheel Drive

1992 - 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 models - 4WD

1992 - 1999 GMC Suburban 1500 models - 4WD

1988 - 2000 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup 2500 and 3500 - 4WD

1988 - 2000 GMC C/K Series Pickup 2500 and 3500 - 4WD

1992 - 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 models - 4WD

1992 - 1999 GMC Suburban 2500 models - 4WD

1995 - 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Wheel Drive

1992 - 1999 GMC Yukon 4 Wheel Drive

2000 - 2000 GMC Yukon Denali - Old Body Style

1992 - 1994 Chevrolet Blazer Full-Size





Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31042

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (23 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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1997 GMC Suburban

The front mount hitch looks and feels very solid. I haven't installed it yet, but it looks as though it will be trouble free. I'll be using it for my 9,000lb Westin winch, and a cargo carrier on my 1997 K2500 Suburban 397351



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1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Excellent hitch, easy install with minimal tools. Installed on front of my 1999 K2500 Suburban. I can now use my bicycle rack on the front of my Suburban leaving the rear doors fully functional. 193122


Comments

Product works great.

Billy B - 05/26/2016

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1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Product was shipped promptly and arrived a few days later. Packing was good for a heavy item with pointy edges, no issues breaking out of the box. Installation on a lift took about 30 minutes on my 1999 K2500 Suburban. The bolts were long enough to allow for my tow hooks that were already in place. A bolt stringer to pull the rear bolts from the top (inside the frame) is provided along with nuts, the other four just replaced the stock bolts that I had that mount from the bottom into tapped frame metal through the tow hooks. Curt makes great quality stuff. Clearance was reduced a little but I'm not concerned about it. 94619



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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

Product was delivered within one week to my home in a heavy duty box . including hardware and direction . Installation was easy no holes to drill perfect Alignment done in thirty minutes . I would recommend E-trailer . CW 146179



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1998 Chevrolet Suburban

I ordered your product on Monday and at 6 p.m. Friday it was delivered in Anchorage, Alaska!!!!! Most companies say 3 to 5 days to Alaska. It never happens. We have dogs teams that can deliver the mail faster. You people are great. I ordered a hitch for my 3/4 ton about 4 years ago and it was 3 weeks before we saw it. The box had rip and the nuts and bolts were missing. Your shipping box came through with all the components and without a mark. Thank you so much. Ralph Farias 307543



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1996 Chevrolet Suburban

I have had the front receiver hitch installed on my 1996 Suburban for about a year now. I have a 12000 lb winch installed using that receiver hitch. I have gotten stuck twice and had to use the winch to extract the truck. Very glad that I have the front receiver hitch as it made putting on the winch very easy. Also useful for mounting a receiver mount bicycle rack to the front as well. 329790


Comments

Great! Still there and still very useful.

Douglas B - 01/04/2018

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Following the instructions I had the hitch mounted in 30 minutes. The picture shows what I wanted it for. Great for when I am towing the pop-up camper. 103514



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Exact fit for my 1990 stepside out of the box and installed in less than 1/2 hour! My front mount plow is on and ready for snow. 567607



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Great fit The quality for the price is excellent!! 552260



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1994 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Very good fit, was even able to retain the factory tow hooks. Heavy gauge material provides more than adequate strength. Quality hardware, very nice powder coating, and straight forward installation, makes this an excellent choice!! 438690



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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

Bolt up perfect with my 99 Tahoe. Bolts supplied were long enough To keep the toe hooks on as well. Using for surf mate cooler/8-rod holder rack. 414669



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1995 Chevrolet Suburban

Nice quality, easy installation, bolted right on 365363



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1998 GMC C/K Series Pickup

I bought this to make parking in my garage safer and easier. It's a very steep driveway and very tricky access street. This hitch makes the job much easier. I can use it for long boat ramps if and when I need to. It was quite easily installed. Glad I purchased it. 304501



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1995 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Perfect fit, bolted right on. Great hitch, can use my winch on front or back of truck.. 248741



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1991 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

My hitch arrived in record time. Great instructions and install took less than 30 minutes. I will definitely use etrailer.com again!! 210875



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1999 GMC Suburban

Just got It haven't had a chance to install it. Very fast service an shipping 171122



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As advertised. I am a regular customer and as always, the product was as expected, and delivery was prompt. Always excellent service from etrailer. 161816



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1994 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

I received my front end receiver hitch this morning (5) days and had it bolted on and using it in 1/2 a hour, it fit perfectly on my 94 chev, I use it for plowing a mile long stretch to our southern Idaho cabin. 116015



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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

Excellent product. Perfect fit, easy to install, solidly built. Put it on a 1999 Chevy Tahoe (which had a front push frame that I removed), and tow hooks (which remained on). 97588



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1994 Chevrolet Blazer

Good looking finish just what you would expect. I may have saved a couple of bucks buying something made in china but this is top craftsmanship. The fasteners were top end also, didn't have to go to the hardware store and buy new bolts this came with top end stuff. Bolted up with about 1/8th inch clearance very nice. Took longer to read the directions than it did to install, shipping was fast also. will use these folks again. 92647



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1997 GMC Suburban

Only took 20 minutes to install and was able to leave my bumper valence in place without cutting it. 70600



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Perfect.. Thank you 62734



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Perfect Absolutely perfect 304


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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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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 GMC Yukon SLT
  • The recommended front mount hitch for your 2011 GMC Yukon is the Curt Front Hitch # C31012. I attached installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out also. The # 31042 front hitch you referenced is designed to fit an older model Yukon and would not work for you.
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  • How to Measure to Determine if the # 31042 Front Mount Hitch will Fit a 1997 Chevy K3500 4WD
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Receiver, item # 31042, is designed to fit the 1997 Chevy K3500 4wd model vehicle that is not a factory cab and chassis design. The 34 inch measurement is taken from the outside of the frame to the outside of the frame. The easiest way to determine if the Curt Front Hitch for the 1997 Chevrolet C/K Series 4wd Pickup, item # 31042, is to measure the bolt mounting holes across the frame, center to center. This measurement is 30-1/2 inches for this front mount...
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  • Which Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 1999 Chevy Suburban has the Best Ground Clearance
  • I have included a picture. In the picture the top drawing is the Draw-Tite hitch # 65005. You can see how the receiver sits just below the bumper (and will stick through the optional lower fascia piece, if present). The bottom installed picture is from a customer who installed the Curt hitch # 31042. It is also below the bumper but appears to hang down lower than the Draw-Tite hitch. based on this the Draw-Tite hitch is going to provide better ground clearance.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71
  • We have a couple of options for front mount hitches for your 2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71. We have Curt hitch # 31302 and Draw-Tite hitch # 65023. Both hitches install the same way, see instructions linked to the right, and have the same capacities; 9,000 pounds line pull and 500 pounds vertical pull.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 1997 Chevy 4x4 1500 Truck
  • The most economically priced front mount hitch for your 1997 Chevy 1500 4x4 that we carry is the Draw-Tite Hitch # 65005. You will be able to retain your factory tow hooks with this hitch also. I attached a link to all of the winch plates we offer also.
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  • Would Curt Front Hitch part # 31042 Fit a 1996 Chevy 3500HD Dump Bed
  • Cab and chassis trucks will have a frame that measures 34 inches apart measured from outside to outside. If you don't have a cab and chassis truck the Curt hitch part # 31042 is going to work. It will not fit cab and chassis models though.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 1995 Chevy K2500
  • I have two front mount trailer hitch receivers for your 1995 Chevy K2500. You can choose from either the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31042 or the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65005. Both trailer hitch receivers are a custom fit, have identical weight limitations, and have a 2" hitch receiver tube opening. The only difference between the two hitch receivers besides brand is that Draw-Tite is made in Mexico and Curt is made in the U.S.A.
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  • Why Would 1993 Chevy Cheyenne 2500 have 34 inch Frame for Fitting Front Hitch 31042 to it
  • Cab and chassis trucks will have frames that measure 34 inches from outside to outside. This is a few inches narrower than most truck frame dimensions and why the Curt Hitch part # 31042 wouldn't be a fit for them. You can measure your truck frame to be certain but if your truck has a normal truck bed on it this hitch would fit just fine.
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  • Comparing the Curt and Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 1996 Chevrolet K1500
  • We currently have two front mount trailer hitch receivers for your 1996 Chevrolet K1500, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65005 and the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31042. They both have a 9,000 lb line pull and 500 lb vertical load weight capacity. They also both install using three holes on each side. The main difference between them is that the Curt hitch hangs down more. This means it will be more visible but it also means that if you have...
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  • Recommended Front Trailer Hitch Receiver for 1999 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4 Wheel Drive
  • For your 1999 GMC 2500 HD with 4WD, I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65005. This receiver is rated for 9,000 lbs line pull, vertical load of 500 lbs, and gross trailer weight of 5,000 lbs. I also recommend the Draw-Tite QSP Trailer Hitch Silencer and Cover for 2" Hitch Receivers # 63080 to go with this receiver. I've attached a video of this product to assist. I also recommend the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset for...
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  • Front Receiver Hitch for a 1989 Chevy K1500 (4x4)
  • We have a couple of options for front mount hitches that will fit your 1989 Chevy K1500. First we have # 65005. With this hitch drilling is required for installation but it costs less than the other option. That other option is Curt hitch # 31042 which does not require drilling. Either hitch is rated for 9,000 pounds line pull and 500 pounds vertical load (tongue weight). I have included links to the installation instructions for both hitches for you.
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  • Will the Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31042 fit on a 1996 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 w/o Cutting or Drilling
  • You will not need to cut or drill anything to install this Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, part # 31042, onto your 1996 Chevy 4x4 Tahoe LS. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • How Does the Curt Hitch # 31042 Install on a 1995 Chevy Tahoe
  • Regarding your first question, the carriage bolts will point up and thread from through the tow hooks (if present), and up into the factory weld nuts if they are present as well. If your vehicle doesn't have the weld nuts then the carriage bolts will instead fish wire through the frame and point down instead. The square spacers will end up in the vehicle frame with the bolts. Basically the bolts will go through the square spacer, through the frame, through the hitch mounting flange,...
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch 31042 Fit a 1994 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The Silverado designation describes a trim class on the C/K series Chevy pickups in the 1994 model year. Front hitch # 31042 is a fit for all C/K models in this year as long as they have four wheel drive and do not have a 34 inch wide frame. If your vehicle is a 2 wheel drive model, or your outside frame width is at 34 inches, you would instead use Draw-Tite front hitch # 65005, which fits all the 1500 models. I have included links to the installation instructions for both hitches,...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 1992 Chevy C1500 Truck
  • For your 1992 C1500 pickup truck you would want either the Curt Hitch part # 31042 that you referenced or the Draw Tite Front Hitch part # 65005 that will hang higher than the Curt. The # 31043 is for 2500 and 3500 series C Series trucks so it would not work for you. The # 65005 will require fascia trimming and drilling for installation. Since the Curt hitch hangs lower it would not require that the fascia be trimmed.
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  • Front-Mount Trailer Hitch for 1994 Chevrolet C/K Series 1500 Pickup
  • A front-mounted hitch sure does make life easier when its time to move your trailer around. For your 1994 Chevrolet C/K Series 1500 Pickup you can use Curt's front-mount hitch # 31042 for a no-drilling installation (as long as your frame does not measure 34-inches outside to outside). If you prefer a lower-cost option we offer the Draw-Tite # 65005. This does require some drilling and fascia trimming for installation and you'll need a license plate relocation bracket too, part # 5443.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4
  • Curt front mount trailer hitch # 31302 is designed for the 1500 series and not the 2500 series. For your 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 you would need # 65028. You may or may not have to drill. There will be at least a 1/2 inch hole that will be used to install the hitch. If your truck has a 1/2 inch hole it will need to be enlarged to a 9/16 inch hole. You will not have to drill any new holes. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If your 1999 Chevy is actually...
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  • Front Hitch Receiver and Winch Mount Plate for 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4
  • The Curt Front Mount 2 Inch Hitch, part # 31042, that you have referenced, is the only front hitch I have that will fit your 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 4x4. It has a line pull rating of 9,000 lbs, so if you use a winch with a 10,000-lb line pull rating you will be limited to the lower 9,000-lb rating of the hitch. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Curt hitch. To install the winch to the hitch you will need the Curt Electric Winch Mount Plate, part # C31010. This...
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  • Curt Front Hitch Options for a 2000 Chevy 3500 Truck
  • Measure the outsides of the frame rails instead of the insides. The Curt hitch part # 31043 is designed to fit the 2 wheel drive models of the 2000 Chevy 3500 that have a 34 inch frame measure from outside to outside. If you have a 4WD model you instead would want the part # 31042 for a front hitch.
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  • Front Mount Receiver Hitch for a 1999 GMC Sierra 3500
  • The 1999 model year was a split year for Chevy/GMC trucks. Some where still the C/K series and some were the new Silverado/Sierra. If a model was a 1999 C/K series then Sierra was available as a trim option. Later that same year they turned all of the trucks into either Silverado or Sierra instead of having those as trim levels of the C/K series. The hitch you tried, # 65028, is designed to fit 1999 GMC Sierra 2500 LD (light duty) models only. As far as a 1999 Sierra 3500 there are no...
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  • Will the Curt Front Mounted Hitch Fit a 1995 Chevy Tahoe with 36 inch Wide Frame
  • As long as your 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe is a 4 wheel drive model the Curt Front Hitch for the 1995 Tahoe, item # 31042, will fit. The tech tip states that the Hitch will not fit vehicles with 34 inch frames. If you have a 2 wheel drive model then the front mount hitch will not fit.
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  • Drilling Required for Front Mount Hitch on 1997 GMC Yukon
  • There's only a single 1/2 inch hole that may need to be drilled in order to install the Draw-Tite front mount hitch, part # 65005. According to Curt, their hitch for your 1997 GMC Yukon, part # 31042, does not require any drilling.
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  • Can Base Plates And Front Hitch Be Installed At The Same Time On 1989 Chevrolet K1500 Pickup
  • The mounting holes used to install the Curt Front Hitch, part # 31042 on your 1989 Chevrolet K1500 truck are the same hole needed for the installation of the Roadmaster Base Plates, part # 131-8. You would not be able to have both installed at the same time because of this interference. I have attached the installation instructions for both the 31042 and the 131-8 you can check out.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 1989 Chevy C2500 for Snow Plow
  • I would go with the Curt front hitch part # 31042 over the Draw Tite part # 65005 as the Curt hitch has a lower hitch tube which we have found works better with snow plows. A lower hitch means the plow doesn't have to drop as far from the hitch which means less leverage on the plow assembly and hitch.
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