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

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 C31023 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 - C31023

  • 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.


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
    • 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
  • Assembled in USA

Note: Uses existing vehicle hardware for installation. Additional hardware not included.


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

etrailer.com Technical Support

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.

31023 Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver



31023 Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"



C31023 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C31023 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2014 GMC Sierra 2500

2014 - 2014 GMC Sierra 3500

2014 - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2014 - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500



Front Mount Capacity
Line Pull:
9,000 lbs.
500Vertical Load:
# 500 lbs.


No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Tow loops will need to be removed and reattached for hitch installation. Front bumper bolts will also be removed and reinstalled. No drilling required for installation





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


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




Video Transcript for Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2013 GMC Sierra we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Kirk custom-fit front-mount trailer hitch receiver. This offers a 2-inch opening. It's part number is C31023. Here's what our hitch looks like once we get it installed here on the front of the Sierra, really nice clean-looking hitch, beefs up the look of the front end a little bit. It doesn't protrude out pass the front edge of our bumper. That straight line would be about there, so we're going have maybe an inch and a half, 2 inches because it's tucked back in but it sticks out far enough that we've got plenty of access room for our pin hole. We've used all existing bolts, some to hold the tow hooks in, some for the bumper.

This is going to offer a 500-pound ton rating and a 5,000-pound gross trailer weight rating. You say, "It's on front of the truck. That doesn't mean a whole lot. I'm going to push my boat down the road or something," but from what we see in the reviews and what customers are saying for maneuvering your boat in those tighter spots, it can really comes in handy. Just hook it up to the front.

It gives you a good visual. You're looking right at it. You maneuver it right into those sometimes harder-to-get-to spots. Also, this is going to work out great for wrench recovery. Straight line pull, we put our wrench into here. As long as it's rated at those numbers, it's going to hold up to 9,000 pounds.

That gives us great recovery opportunities there. Also, other usage, you could get a cargo carrier to mount up here on the front, give you a little safari look. We've got snow plows that'll mount up here on the front so you can clear your driveway. The hitch offers a 5/8s inch pin hole here in the side. All the 5/8s hitch pin accessories are going to work with that whether it's pin-and-clip, anti-rattle bolt.

Then we've got the nice enlarged in here, so even the hitch immobilizer is going to go around there and block out whatever it is that we've got in place. Now a couple of measurements you may find helpful would be from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube opening, it's about 12 inches. Then from the center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper, it's about 3. Now to begin our installation, for a little bit of safety and also support for our bumper, we're going to use just a regular cam-buckle strap. We're going to feed it right into the large hole here. Behind is a metal bracket right up here. Then we'll bring it over to each side. We'll see in our bumper here, there's a small tab that's got a hole in it. We're just going to hook that into that side. I'll pull out a little bit of the slack. Then we'll get the other side hooked up. Now we'll just pull any slack in that strap out. Then as we loosen up a couple of the bolts that are holding the bumper into place, that'll give us some support so we don't have to worry about that coming down. Now we're going to start taking a few bolts out. This is the front lower fascia on the bumper. We're here on the driver's side. We remove this bolt and this bolt. Those hold our tow hook in. One there. Sometimes they come out freely. Sometimes you'll have to put a wrench on the nut that's on the back side there. You pull that out. Then remove that tow hook. Now while we're here, we're also going to remove the 2 bolts. One. Then that should push out together. Now let's head over to the passenger side and remove those same 4. We need to trim out just a little notch for that hitch to fit through. Now to find our center we need to look underneath here. Our 2 tabs here, we just want to measure the gap between them, about 2 and 3/8's. That's our center mark. Mark it on our tape. Now we'll just use a straight edge and just bring that up on our tape so we have a good idea. Next up we're going to find our top edge. Now we're going to come down from this intersection 7/8's of an inch. Now we're going to take out the gap here. It's going to be 2 and 3/4's of an inch. We'll do an inch and 3/8's on each side. All right. Now we're going to be taking out that section right there. Now we can take a look at the attachment points that we're going to be using. You've already had a real good look at them. They're going to be the bolts that we have removed. We've got our lower bolt, the side bolt. Those we're for our tow hook if you remember. Then just above those we've got our bumper bolts. Now we're going to use the factory hardware that we removed. We'll just get our hitch put up there, get a few of the bolts started and then get the rest of them in place. We're going to take the tow hook we removed. We're going to place it right back in. What we'll do is line up the hole that our bolt went through the nut that's on that tow hook. For good measure if you use just a little screwdriver up here in the front, you can see where I've got it. Just let the tow hook rest down on that. It's going to hold it into position until we get our bolt lined up into place. Now we can grab our hitch, raise it up into position and get our hardware started. Now with those started, that's going to hold our hitch into position for us. Let's go ahead, grab the rest of them and get those in. Now we will just torque that down to specification. We'll have this job taken care of. Now before we head down the road, let's get our cam-buckle strap out of here. It's done it's job. With everything torqued to specification, that's going to complete today's installation of the Kirk front-mount trailer-hitch receiver, Part Number C31023 on our 2013 GMC Sierra.


Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31023

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (45 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.

- C31023
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great product . fast delivery. i installed this in less then an hour every thing went fine fit great no problems. left the deflector off for pictures. 212521


Comments

great it works perfectly

lee - 07/16/2016

19448

- C31023
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Chevrolet Silverado

Great front receiver hitch for my Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. Everything fit using OE bolts and nuts. Only the plastic trim had to be cut out to fit receiver. I had dealer do it, but would have done it myself when I was younger. etrailer is easy to order from and has good customer service. 399848



- C31023
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

As always, delivery was quick. Hitch was easy to install and works nice. We do a lot of camping and since very few of the travel trailer manufacturers recommend a trailer hitch (some will tell you it voids your warranty), we can carry our bikes up front with this hitch. 367171


Comments

Excellent! As with every product i have purchased thru etrailer.

Gerard B - 04/14/2018

37282

- C31023
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Great product, easy to install. Had to cut the air-dam but no other alterations needed. It is a little low but no more so than the front of the truck air dam. 375299


Comments

I use a motorcycle carrier on the front for my 125 scooter while pulling my fifth wheel. It is very secure and the finish has held up fine. I would recommend this purchase.

Owen W - 05/02/2018

38047

- C31023
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2012 GMC Sierra

Great product! Super easy to install! This makes my winch twice as versatile. Thanks for a design that leaves the tow hooks in the truck! 497769



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Installed this hitch this morning 10/06/19. Was going to wait for help as arthritis in hands makes turn wrenches a chore but was bored so went ahead anyhow. This is my second front hitch install , first one on 2018 F-150. Today’s install on 2014 duramax 2500. Today’s install was super simple , used floor jack to hold hitch up in position, you need to remove four bolts on each side , I did try air tools on the 21mm bolts but not powerful enough so used small piece of copper pipe over wrench handle for leverage to loosen, air tools were able to loosen the six 18mm bolts , took me about an hour and a half by myself. The fit of the hitch was absolutely perfect! Had to cut a small piece of the air dam at bottom of bumper, used a hacksaw, very easy. The quality and coating on the hitch is top notch. 714235



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Works perfect. Easy to install. 712053



- C31023
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No complanints- Rugged construction - Good purchase 696333



- C31023
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Installed on my 2012 Silverado 2500HD and it fit perfectly and was very easy to install. Cut my lower cowling to allow the hitch to protrude and it looks awesome! Very glad I purchased your product and would highly recommend to everyone!! 680933



- C31023
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Got the hitch a day earlier than estimated. Ran the truck up my ramps, cut the plastic trim piece, used a floor jack to lift the hitch into place. Installed bolts and torqued to spec. Took about an hour and a half but I have a bad shoulder so didn’t feel to bad about install time! 672032



- C31023
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It was pretty easy to put on it would have been a lot easier if it was not bent on one end when I received it but there is nothing we can't fix around here 636431



- C31023
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2012 GMC Sierra

Installed very easy lined rite up. 568226



- C31023
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very sturdy product; installation was straight forward exactly as instructions indicated. I had planned to haul motorcycle on this front mount hitch with a carrier meant for a rear receive hitch. While i have not done so yet (lighting issues i need to resolve), this receiver will do the job. I also plan on picking up a receiver mount for a winch which could come in handy. Shipping was fast from etrailer. Overall great product and great service! I got just what I expected from the description. 545400



- C31023
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

C31023 fit perfectly with just minor modifications, cutting a little piece out of the valance, instructions thorough. I have a bull bar mounted on the front and this hitch still fit perfectly, just unbolted bar, dropping down about an inch and putting the rack against the frame then the bar bolted back fine because the side holes were already slotted, great price also, 2012 GMC crew cab, 8” lift with 37’s, gives me a little more storage for my camping trips, golf cart takes up the bed space and the camper rack takes the bicycles. Will submit pictures when I have a chance 523643



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

I installed the hitch on my 2011 HD2500 Silverado and it functions as expected. The installation itself was simple. I had to cut out a small area of the valance/air dam so the hitch would clear. I had no trouble torquing the hardware to specs. The installation looks good and like it is intended to be there. I have used Curt hitches previously and this product is to place my boat in a closed in area in my backyard. 496654



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

The front receiver hitch fit perfect on my 2011 Chevy 3500 truck.Had Good instructions for installation. It took about a hour to install 473721



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Easy installation. Very useful for bike rack and parking boat in tight spots 466068



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2013 GMC Sierra

great service 456516



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2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Fast, fast, did I say fast? Free shipping and I had it in 3 days! Best price, free shipping and great service. I will shop here again! And fast (I live fairly remote, even overnight takes two days)! 446031



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2014 GMC Sierra 2500

Great fit as advertised a little more work than the video but my truck is a Denali so some extra work to expose the bolts.All good though! 424360



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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

The package came extremely damaged but the hitch was ok. Figured it was a hitch can't really mess it up. Took about hour to install because the nuts were very tight and had trouble getting to the passenger side. Holes matched up pretty dang near perfect looks nice. Very pleased with product for the price. Using it for a winch. 2014 Chevy 2500HD. Would do business with etrailer again. 367302



- C31023
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GMC

The trailer hitch receiver fit perfectly on my 2011 GMC 3500HD Diesel as advertised. Installation took one hour and I appreciated the free 2 Day delivery. Thank you for a great product. I am very pleased will the sales representative and quality of the device. I highly recommend this product and company. 361770



- C31023
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2013 GMC Sierra

Not so easy to install if you have to do cutouts, but otherwise piece of cake. Just be sure you have all the necessary tools and place to move. But once on, fantastic piece of kit. Love the fact that we can carry our bikes and still have access to the tailgate. 348780



- C31023
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Chevrolet

After watching the installation video it was easy to bolt the hitch onto my Chev truck.I also wanted a hitch mounted spare tire carrier. Sales person quickly found one on stock making etrailer a one stop shopping! 321762



- C31023
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Only problem no instructions 315875



- C31023
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

I purchased this receiver for my 2013 GMC HD 2500. It works great. Shipped and arrived in a few days. I installed it myself in less than an hour. Nothing to drill - everything lined up! The online how-to video was very helpful. I've used it several time and would highly recommend it! 307883



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2014 GMC Sierra-3500

Product is good quality and installed e asily. 280185



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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

perfect fit , easy to install , shipped on time , great price 257144



- C31023
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Hitch went on withno problems. It shod hold the cooler rack just fine. Tks etrailer! 256810



- C31023
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Excellent fit & function delivered in a reasonable amount of time. Although this shot is at our current campground in NJ, the hitch will be used to park my boat in its hard-to-get-to parking spot. Great job, Etrailer! 255290


Comments

The hitch has worked out just fine for a variety of uses. I have always been impressed by all the _towing_ related articles purchased from etrailer.

TomW2034 - 01/23/2018

33572

- C31023
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Honda

Front Mount Trailer Hitch works great! Use your 20x47 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier to carry my Honda Generator and misc. equipment. Traveled 9500 miles,16 states and the Canadian Rockies with no problems. 250100



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Fit great and the shipping was fast. Great company to purchase from! 237478



- C31023
by:

Exact fit. Took less than 30 minutes to install in my shop and used all of the factory attaching hardware. If your truck is equipped with the second lower plastic deflector, approximately 3" long, you'll need to trim a 2 3/4" square out dead center for the tube to clear. I've installed several RV accessories over the years and I want to thank you for taking the time to get the fit correct. Time is money and your product is spot on. I would recommend this to anyone looking to install a hitch to the front of their truck for a bike rack or to make moving a trailer around in a crowded yard a breeze. 226550



- C31023
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Directions for installation were easy to follow, the hitch had enough clearance to fit between frame rails and slid up nicely . Good product. 210277



- C31023
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I've ordered several items from Etrailer over the last few years. Their service is extremely prompt. Products are received as described and in rapid time. 203125



- C31023
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Awesome product. Extremely easy install, except GM installed 2 of the bolts backwards (on the passenger side) so getting to them was a bit tough, but I reversed them when putting back on and it took maybe 30 minutes total. Perfect fit, had to trim a small piece of the black air dam below the bumper. All except the 2 inch tube is hidden. Great! 191074



- C31023
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Product as advertised. Easy to install. Good Video 185654



- C31023
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The product seems very well manufactured. I have yet to install on truck, it is in storage till Apr. The Customer Service Rep was very friendly and helpful. I will not hesitate to look to this supplier in the future! 170542



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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Easy install! Works great! 166488



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Installation will be Monday and at that time I will add the ramp and send photos. Delivery was right on time and so have the rest of items I have ordered. 165416



- C31023
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2014 GMC Sierra 3500

I was happy with ease of installation and fast delivery. 154005



- C31023
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2013 GMC Sierra

Installation went as advertised, I have no complaints. 132118



- C31023
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado

This hitch fits like a glove. Slight trimming of lower plastic fascia required...no big deal. I fits between the frame rails inside the bumper mount area. Reverse the bolts as per the instructions, torque them and you're done. Nice Product. 88375



- C31023
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2013 GMC Sierra

Overall, my experience with etrailer was good. There was an initial delay in shipping, but once I talked to someone, everything went well. The help page was invaluable. The biggest help was the installation video. While there are slight differences between the 2011 GMC and the 2013, the process was the same. I am very pleased with the product and the support. Picture attached. 88076


Comments

After a year, I am still extremely pleased with the hitch. It is solid and provides the solution I needed.

Richard B - 07/08/2014

5398

- C31023
by:
2011 GMC Sierra

Received the hitch yesterday, & installed it immediately. A little more complicated than expected as GM installed 3 bolts backwards, but I was able to work around that. 83314


Comments

Exactly as I had hoped.

CL - 06/04/2014

4641

Thanks for the reply!

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  • Low Hanging Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • You can use a high low adapter like part # RM-048-8 to lower the hitch opening but you should note that it will lower the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. I attached a picture of the Curt Hitch part # C31023 installed and you can see it sits a bit closer to the ground. This might be your best option since it wouldn't require the use of the high low adapter.
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  • Comparing the Curt Front Hitch Part # C31023 and Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 2012 GMC Sierra 2500
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31023 which is a fit for a 2012 GMC Sierra 2500 will hang down further than the other option we have for you which is the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65078 excluding Denali. This means that there will be much less trimming required to clear the lower bumper valance in order to make it work. Please note that the above hitch is only tested on stock vehicle's without a lift or bull bar. You will need to take a...
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  • Options to Allow Use of Hitch-Mount Tandem Bike Rack on 2014 Silverado 2500 with In-Bed Truck Camper
  • Thank you for providing all the pertinent details about your truck/camper set-up. A long hitch reducer/extender such as Curt # C45048 and Reese # RP45292 will give you the reach you need to clear the rear of your truck bed camper and also reduce your receiver opening size from a 2-1/2-inch to the 2-inch size you need for your tandem bike rack. When used at their maximum 34-inch length both the Curt and Reese extenders will have lower weight capacity, 450-lbs, than if cut down to a...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Diesel
  • The Curt hitch # 31322 is for 1500 models and will not fit a 3500HD. For your 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500HD diesel take a look at # C31023. I have included a link to the installation instructions as well as a video that shows a typical installation for you.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Fit for 2011 GMC Sierra HD Denali
  • The Curt front mount receiver # C31023 is listed as a fit for the 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD. Denali models are not excluded. I attached an install video for this hitch on a 2011 Sierra very similar to yours as well.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack And Hitch Mounted Rack For 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • With the length of the aluminum rails you said you need to carry, I recommend using a cap rack system along with front mounted hitch and goalpost rack. With the cap rack system you can spread the bars so that you will provide more support. The rack I recommend for your cap is part # TH29200XT. The aerodynamic crossbars help reduce wind noise and drag, and the rack includes load stops that can come in handy. I then recommend installing a front mount trailer hitch like part # C31023....
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • The only front hitch I can safely recommend for you 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500 would be one that is confirmed to fit your vehicle like the Curt Front Hitch part # C31023. I looked up the dry weight for your Suzuki Burgman and it would be too much for this hitch and any other front hitch available for your vehicle. The # C31023 that you referenced has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy 3500
  • I do have a front hitch that will work on your 2014 Chevy 3500 Silverado, but the Curt hitch # 31352 that you referenced is not a confirmed fit for you vehicle. You would want a Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31023. This hitch has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. I attached an install video and instructions for you to check out also.
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