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

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

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  • Curt
  • 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 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

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
  • Made 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

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



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 - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, we're going to be taking a look at, and also showing you how to install, the CURT front mounted trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit that offers a 2" x 2" opening. The part number is C31023. This is what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see, pretty clean appearance. As you can see, most of it remains hidden behind our front fascia, here. In the middle, we've got our 2-inch by 2-inch receiver tube opening.

Now, front mount hitches are great for a lot of different accessories. You'll see some people that have a winch mount that they'll slide in, be able to use that. Works out really well for snow plows. You can attach them there rather than having to modify the whole front of the vehicle. There's a lot of different accessories that'll work out really well for it. As far as weight ratings go, it's going to have a vertical load limit of 500 pounds.

That's going to be the maximum downward force that you can put, here, at the receiver tube opening. If you plan on moving trailers around with it which in some of the reviews that's what people say they use this front mounted hitch, so they can get their boat into a real tight spot or something like that, it offers a 5,000 pound gross trailer weight rating. That's the total weight of your trailer and anything that you might load up on it. As far as a winching application would be concerned, when you put a winch in here and try to pull something, it has a 9,000 pound straight line pull rating. It's a really nice sturdy hitch. Very easy to install.

It's going to use factory connection points from both your tow hooks and your bumper. Pull them out, raise the hitch into position, slide them in, reattach the hardware, and it's really all there is to it. It has the nice flush reinforcement collar on the end, here. See, it's going to be just tucked in from the outside edge of our bumper a little bit, here, so we're not going to have to worry about running into it or anything. Then, we've got our 5/8 diameter pinhole, here, on the side. That's what we'll want to use to secure all of our items with.

You'll see for hitch pins, and clips, plenty of room there. If you have a winch mounted, here, and you want to lock it into place, locking hitch pin should work fine. Even anti-rattle devices should be able to go on there without any interference issues at all. Now, a few measurements that'll be helpful when you start selecting your front mount hitch accessories will be from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, we've got about 12". Then from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of our front bumper, it's about 4 3/4. To begin our installation there's going to be a small area that we need to remove, here, on this underside lip, if you're truck's equipped with it. It's just going to allow the receiver to come through without interfering. We want to leave this on, if you have it, and just get it trimmed out. What we need to do is find the center line of the vehicle, or the center line of that fascia strip. From our center line, here, what we're going to do is go out 1-inch and 3/8 from each side. I'm using a dry erase marker. That can sometimes help in cleanup a little bit later. Get an inch and 3/8 here, and then we'll go out to 2 3/4 there. Now, from the intersection where it meets, here, we need to come down 7/8 of an inch. Give ourselves a couple marks there. Now, we can use a straight edge and just square that all up. This is kind of a medium stiffness of plastic, so I think a razor knife would be fine to cut it. Just want to try and score it a few times. Once we have that large area out, we can go through and just trim it up, make it look nice. With a little rubbing alcohol, we can clean that dry erase marker off there. Now we're going to remove the two hooks from the truck. You can see we've got a bolt right here that we're going to remove, and then there's also a nut right there. We'll do this on both sides of the vehicle. We'll need an 18mm socket for that. With these side bolts, they are a pass-through style bolt, so you might need a wrench to hold one side while you loosen the other. Now, we'll pull our bolt out, there, and our tow hook should slide right out of the opening, just like that. Just above the tow hook bolt, there, you're going to have two more nuts on the inside of the frame rail, here, on the driver side. We're going to get these removed. These support the bumper, so we don't want to pull those bolts all the way out. We're just going to push them back in to where they become flush. You can see that little bit of wiggle that we've got there in the bumper, we're just going to push those back so that they're flush. On the passenger side, they go through from this direction towards the outside. We'll pull that completely out, rotate it, and put it back in, so it looks just like this. As we support our bumper, we want to pull our bolts out, rotate them out to the other side, and then slide them in again so they're flush, so that'll support our bumper. We won't have to worry about it moving. With an extras set of hands to help us out, we're going to raise our hitch into position. The plates that come up the side are going to go in between the frame rails, and then the two holes in the top, that's where that double bolt is going to pass right through it, and we'll be able to put our nuts on the outside edge, here. Just take a quick look at our opening, here. That looks really nice. Our bolts have come through, so let's just put the nuts on there to hold them in place. Just going to install these loosely for now. With those loosely installed, we'll grab our tow hooks. Those are going to go right back in where we got them out of. We want to be sure that all of them are going through into the middle of the truck. We replace the one we took out of the bottom, there. Put our nut back in there, and do the same thing over there on the passenger side. We want to snug down our nuts there. If we look in our instructions, we're going to find the appropriate torque specification. We're going to go through and torque down all of our bolts appropriately. With all of our hardware torqued down to the appropriate specifications, that's going to complete our install of the CURT front mount trailer hitch receiver, part #C31023, on our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (39 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

by:


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



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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

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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

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2012 GMC Sierra


Installed very easy lined rite up. 568226



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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



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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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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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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



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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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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



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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



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Only problem no instructions 315875



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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



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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

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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



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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



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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



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Product as advertised. Easy to install. Good Video 185654



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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

by:

2013 GMC Sierra


Installation went as advertised, I have no complaints. 132118



- C31023

by:

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



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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!

-- Rachael H - 6/5/2014

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  • Availability of Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2015 GMC Sierra 2500
  • You bet we do! The Draw-Tite # 65078 and the Curt # C31023 front mount receivers are a fit for your 2015 Sierra 2500. The Draw-Tite model isn't a fit for Denali models, and might require you trim the fascia in order for the receiver tube to pass through. If you live in a state where a front plate is required, you'll need a # 5443 front plate relocation bracket. The Curt model will install with the receiver tube exiting lower on the front fascia, below the license plate, so less cutting...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For a similar front hitch that I can show you how far it will stick out in font of your bumper, which will let you see how easily it would be to pin, check out the Curt Front Hitch part # C31023. I attached a couple pics as well to show you what it will look like once installed. I also attached installation instructions and an install video. Most likely the Draw Tite Hitch # 65078 that you referenced would be pretty easy to pin as well, but since we have not had the chance to install...
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  • Correcting Gap Between Hitch Mounting Bracket and Truck Frame for Curt # C31023 Hitch
  • Sometimes during shipping hitches will bend slightly. It could have been that the mounting brackets of the Curt hitch part # C31023 got slightly bent and that is why you had a small gap between the bracket and the frame of the truck. Typically we recommend people use an open stairwell or a large vice to apply leverage to the brackets so that they can be bent back. As long as the metal doesn't crease or paint doesn't flake off during either the initial bend or the bending back the integrity...
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch 31023 Fit a 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
  • The Curt front mount receiver # C31023 is listed as a fit for the 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD. Denali models are not excluded. Installation will be nearly identical on a 2013 as in the video for the 2011. I have linked the video for reference. Even on Denali models, the front fascia trimming should be minimal. I have included a link to the installation details for you.
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  • Receiver Location After Installing Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31023 on a 2011 Chevy Silverado
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt about Front Mount Hitch, # C31023. He stated that the receiver will be located below the bumper and below the fascia piece. He stated that the face of the receiver will be about 2 inches further back than the bumper. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to look at also.
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  • Can a Front-Mount Hitch and Adapter be Used to Push a Trailer Into Tight Spots?
  • You certainly aren't alone having a bit of trouble backing up a long trailer. Using a front-mounted hitch like your # 65078 is fine, but the Blue Ox adapter, # BX88132, is designed for flat-towing so it isn't going to work for you. What you can do instead is attach a fixed ball mount, and the Draw-Tite # 80248 is going to give you 9-3/4" of rise. Please keep in mind that the Draw-Tite has has a max gross towing weight (GTW) of 3,500 lbs and max tongue weight (TW) of 350 lbs in the rise...
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  • Will the Curt Front Mount Trailer hitch 31023 Fit a 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt who told me that front mount hitch # C31023 will fit the 2014 GMC Sierra Denali but because of the differences in the front fascia/bumper and air dam there may be some trimming required to get the hitch to fit. Once installed the receiver will exit below the front license plate. I have linked a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • Front Hitch and Bike Rack for Front of 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For a front hitch for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500 the Curt hitch part # C31023 is a confirmed fit and would work great for mounting a bike rack like the Swagman XC2 part # S64650 that you referenced. In this price range for a bike rack I like to recommend the Hollywood Racks # HR200Z as it costs about the same and is much more stable on the road. If you check out the test course videos I attached you'll see how they both compare.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2015 GMC Sierra 2500
  • For a 2015 GMC Sierra we have Curt trailer hitch # C31071. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Better Visability When Backing Trailer With Front Mounted Hitch on 2012 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Installing a front mounted hitch like Curt Front Hitch for the 2012 Silverado, part # C31023 on your Silverado would provide more visability when moving a trailer into position. It has a 2 x 2 inch receiver opening, and can also accomodate other accessories like winches, snowplow, and cargo carriers. This hitch has a line pull capacity of 9000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. This hitch has easy, bolt-on installation and requires no welding for installation, but does require...
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  • Recommendation for Transporting 420 Pound Sportbike While Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Going with a front mounted hitch and a heavy duty carrier for your sportbike is really the only option for transporting your bike while towing a 5th wheel trailer. The motorcycle carriers we currently have available are not rated for use behind a trailer, so this will be the best solution. For your 2013 Chevy Silverado, I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31023. This hitch will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and has a 500 pound vertical load capacity....
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD that Allows Tow Hooks to be Retained
  • The Curt front hitch part # C31023 that you referenced does allow you to retain the front tow hooks of your 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD so it would be the better choice.
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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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  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fit a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500HD 4x4
  • Curt front mount trailer hitch # C31023 will fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500HD 4x4. I have included a link to a video showing installation on a 2011 Sierra. Installation on your truck will be similar. I have also linked the isntructions for you.
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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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  • Availability of Front-Mount Hitch for 2015 Cheverolet Silverado 2500
  • We offer several choices in a front-mount 2-inch hitch receiver for your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 that can be seen by clicking on the included link. I recommend the Draw-Tite # 65078 since it is the most cost-effective choice. This hitch installs without drilling and it includes the required installation hardware.
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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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  • Recommended Hitch Cargo Carrier for Use on Front Hitch # C31023 on GMC Sierra 2500HD
  • Thank you for your recent purchase of Curt front-mount hitch receiver # C31023 for your Sierra 2500HD. This 2-inch hitch offers a maximum tongue weight (TW) capacity of 500-lbs so a cargo carrier rated for 450-500-lbs will be a good choice. Please click on the link provided to see all fixed cargo carriers in this capacity range. I suggest a lightweight aluminum carrier like the MaxxTow # MT70108 because it weighs only 29-lbs and this will leave more of your hitch capacity for your cargo....
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch 31023 Fit a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali 2500
  • The Curt front mount trailer hitch # C31023 does not exclude the Denali models of the 2011 GMC Sierra. However, because of the different front fascia on Denali models you may need to do some extensive trimming to install the hitch. On non-Denali models you would only need to trim a small area, see the instructions I have linked, but on a Denali model, more of the fascia structure would require trimming to fit. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you....
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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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  • 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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  • Will the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65078 Fit a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65078 unfortunately will not fit your 2011 GMC Sierra Denali, instead you need to go with the Curt # C31023. We have tried looking into this ourselves but we haven't been able to really determine why one will fit and the other one won't. Since front mount hitches are vehicle specific though there is likely a small difference behind the fascia on your Denali that prevents the Draw-Tite option from being properly installed.
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  • Does 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500 have to have Tow Hooks to Install Curt Front Receiver C31023
  • Your 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500 does not have to have the tow hooks to install Curt front receiver # C31023 but you will need the hardware for them. You can obtain the proper sized hardware locally if need be. Just make sure that the hardware is Class 5 or higher rated. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Recommended Grille Guard or Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2011 Chevy 2500 HD
  • A brush guard like the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard - 1 Piece - Black Powder Coated Steel # 40-3615 or a bull bar like the Aries # AAB35-4013 will mount in the same location as a front hitch receiver. The two will not be compatible because they mount in the same location so you will need to decide between them because there is not a combination option. If you prefer a front mounted hitch receiver, I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # C31023 because...
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  • Best Way To Move a Heavy Trailer In and Out of Parking Spaces
  • I do have an option that will help you move your trailer in and out of parking spaces but both of the front mount trailer hitch receivers we have for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65078 and the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31023 have a maximum vertical load of 500 lbs. The tongue weight of your trailer will exceed the maximum vertical load rating of either trailer hitch therefore, I cannot recommend using...
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