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

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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 31053 or order online at 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 - 31053

  • Curt
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


  • 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 Technical Support

At 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.

31053 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

31053 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 31053 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2008 - 2014 Ford Van E-150, E-250, and E-350

Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31053

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (5 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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No problems ordering it and it came qui ckly 704494

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The hitch fit perfectly. The instructions showed it could be installed without taking of the front bumper, BUT it was VERY easy removing the bumper, which made it a snap installing the hitch. The instructions for cutting the plastic below the bumper was EXACT. The instructions for cutting the bottom plastic shield were wrong or misleading. But I made a few more cuts and it worked. 645074

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Well built I have ordered from etrailer before always great service and great products 633224

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2018 Subaru Forester

These guys are great! When I ever I've had an issue they are super professional and really help out. For example, I had a damaged item that I couldn't fix and reported it to etrailer. Next day the item is shipped and at my door shortly after. Awesome service! I always go here for the competitive price and exceptional service. 580784

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2010 Ford Van

Wow! Excellent front hitch to launch my boat and built better than the one on the tail of my motorhome. I could launch a 40 footer with this thing and not worry about the weight! Delivered quickly and the best of all help to mount it. Highly recommend!!! 91377


Any video of how to install this hitch , we have a E350 Van ford and want to carry a generator of about 135 lbs.

-- comment by: Lulin - 10/18/2013


We have not yet gotten the chance to install one of these yet here in our shops, so we do not have a video yet. We do have a link to the instructions, over on the right side of the page towards the middle. It is a pretty straight-forward install. You will need to enlarge two holes that are already in the frame with a 17/32 drill bit. You will also need to trim the fascia to create an opening for the hitch receiver.

-- Patrick B - 10/23/2013


Ask the Experts about this Curt Front Hitch

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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Ford E-350 Van
  • Yes, there are front mount hitches available for a 2012 Ford E-350 van. You can use Draw-Tite hitch # 65053 that you have referenced, or Curt hitch # 31053. Both hitches are rated for 500 pounds vertical line pull and 9,000 pounds line pull. I have included a link to the installation instructions for each.
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  • Recommended Motorcycle Carrier For Front Mounted Hitch On 1999 Chieftain Winnebago
  • For the motorcycle carrier, I recommend the Detail K2 Motorcycle Carrier - 2" Hitches - Tilting # K2TMC201. This carrier has a durable, heavy duty steel frame with a tilting tray for loading and unloading. We don't have a confirmed fit front hitch for your Winnebago. I reached out to my contact at Curt and they don't know of any fit, so cannot make a recommendation. I suggest having a local welding shop fabricate one for you using the Draw-Tite Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2000 Ford E450 Coachman RV
  • The CURT Front Mount Hitch, # 31053, only included up to the E350 RV Cutaway models but not the E450. Instead, you can use the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 65001. According to Draw-Tite, this hitch will fit the 2000 E450 RV Cutaway models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Fit of Curt Front Mounted Receiver Part 31053 on 2010 Coachman RV on Ford E-450 Cab and Chassis
  • I spoke with my contact in Tech Support at Curt Manufacturing, who tells me that they have not tested this hitch on an E-450 Chassis yet. He said that the hitch will fit if the holes closest to the front of the vehicle measure 39.5 inches apart center-to-center, and the rear most holes measure 38.43 apart center-to-center. The Draw-Tite front mounted receiver, part # 65053 is an confirmed fit for your 2010 E-450 cab and chassis. For reference, I will provide links to the installation...
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