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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Square Tube
Call at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Dodge front hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. carries a complete line of Draw-Tite products for your Dodge Ram Pickup 1997. Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part 65003 from Draw-Tite can be ordered online at Complete front hitch installation instructions and technical support.

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup - Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your Dodge Ram Pickup 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 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design


  • 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

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. 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.

65003 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

65003 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 65003 Installation instructions

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

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation , Plastic air deflector/fascia must be trimmed or removed to install hitch

Complete Towing Package for 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup

Retail: $259.89

Package Price:$159.26

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65003

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your Dodge Ram Pickup with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

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by: Yesmar10/24/2017

Exactly what I was looking for,since the truck didn't come with recovery hooks. 445534

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by: Art B.03/19/2015

I am very pleased with the way Etrailer handled my order. their web page was user friendly, I received my purchase with in 5 days & the installation was quite simple about 1.5 hr. I hade removed the factory parts before starting installation do to the online instructions. I did not have any help but a extra set of hands would of been nice. Art B. a very pleased customer. 179634

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by: Clayton01/29/2013

This product is great. Only took about an hour to install and fit perfectly. 64458

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by: Dirk Appel02/23/2012

e-trailer carries name brand, quality products. My front mount trailer hitch receiver shipped in the time promised. Great communication on location and arrival time. Receiver came in in good shape and order. Will buy from these folks again. 32361

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by: Phil O05/06/2017

This front receiver mount was very easy to install. Made of heavy duty steel. It only took about 45 minutes to install using my motorcycle lift to raise and hold it in place was a great help. 376852

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by: Mark Denney11/16/2012

Just got it installed. looks sturdy. could have used better directions. one mounting bolt was the wrong one. too short. 59502

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by: Terry m06/17/2017

Simple to install. No drilling required. Takes about 30 minutes to install. 395519


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  • How to Determine if Curt Front Hitch Will Interfere with BD Steering Stabilizer on 2001 Ram 3500
  • It is possible that you can install a front mount hitch with the BD steering stabilizer installed on your 2001 Dodge Ram 3500. However, you will need to take a look at the instructions for the hitch, linked for reference, to determine if the mounting locations and location of the hitch will interfere with stabilizer on the truck. You can also check out # 65003 and its instructions, also linked. It installs a little differently. Both hitches are designed for stock trucks so the only way...
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  • Will a Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fit a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 with Factory Tow Hooks
  • For your 2000 Dodge Ram we have 2 front mount hitch options. You could use Curt front hitch # 31604 or Draw-Tite hitch # 65003. On both hitches, # 31604 and # 65003, both install under the front fascia and attach to parts of the truck frame that are not used by the factory tow hooks so you will not have to remove them. I have linked instructions for both hitches for you.
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  • Which Front Mount Hitch fits a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500
  • Draw-Tite part # 65017 is for a Ford Ranger, Ford Explorer, Mazda B-Series truck or Mazda Navajo. We have two front mount hitches for a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup. We have Draw-Tite part # 65003 and Curt part # 31604. To install either of these front mount hitches, you will need to either trim or remove the front air dam or deflector.
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  • Recommended Winch Mount For 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel
  • The Winch Carrier for Bulldog Winch Grille Guard - 12,000 lbs # BDW733601 is not a fit for your 2000 Ram 3500. The only mount that is available is a receiver mount like the Bulldog Winch Receiver Mount Kit - 2" x 2" # BDW20155 or the Curt Trailer Hitch Electric Winch Mount Plate # C31010. For this you will need a front mount receiver if you don't already have one. We have two models available; the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65003 or the Curt Front...
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  • Front Mounted Hitch for a 1999 Dodge RAM 2500 Diesel
  • Draw-Tite Front-Mounted Hitch, part # 65003 works for several versions of the 1999 Dodge Ram. These are the vehicles it fits: 1999 Dodge Ram Sport, With Factory Fascia, No Step Bumper; 1999 Dodge Pickup, Ram, Full Size; 1999 Dodge Pickup, Ram, Full Size Equipped With Aftermarket Roll Pan. If your Ram falls within any of these guidelines, hitch 65003 will fit your truck.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver For 1999 Dodge Ram Dually 3500
  • For your 1999 Dodge Ram Dually 3500, I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 2", # 65003. This front mounted hitch receiver will provide an attachment point for a winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier, or other accessories on your heavy duty 3500 Dually. This receiver is customized to fit your 1999 Dodge Ram. It is an easy, bolt-on installation however the plastic air deflector must be trimmed or removed to install this hitch. This is a strong hitch...
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  • Does Front Mount Hitch part 65003 Require Fascia Trimming on a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500
  • All the hardware necessary for installation, nuts, bolts, and washers, are included with the hitch. We have not yet done an install with this particular front mount hitch, so we do not have any photos. According to the instructions, if you want to keep the lower fascia on the truck, it will need to be trimmed. The instructions have you remove the fascia, install the hitch, and if desired, trim the lower fascia and re-install. I have added a link to the instructions so you can review them.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch # 65003 Install on a 1996 dodge 2500 Diesel 4x4 with Dana 60 Axles
  • Yes, this Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 65003, will work on your 1996 Dodge 2500 Diesel 4-wheel drive with Dana 60 front axles. I attached installation instructions for this product below for you to check out also.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 1999 Dodge Ram Van to Move a Boat Trailer
  • There are no front mount trailer hitches that will fit the 1999 Dodge Full-Size vans. They are not built on the same platform as the Ram trucks of the same generation so the front mount hitches for the Ram trucks will not fit the Ram Vans. You can install a rear trailer hitch. If your van has the standard bumper then you can use # 13015 (Hitch will not work on models with existing weldnuts on the frame). And if it has the factory step bumper use # 13590.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Mounted Hitch Work with 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 with Stabilizer and Anti-Sway Bars
  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite and he confirmed that Draw-Tite front mounted hitch # 65003 will work with your 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 with stabilizer bar and factory anti-sway bars. With a line pull of 9,000 lbs the Draw-Tite is perfect for winches. You may also be interested in the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Winch Mounting Plate # 6495. I have included a product demonstration video for you to check out.
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  • Front Hitch and Snow Plow for 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • The Detail K2 Custom Mounting Brackets for Snowplows # K284309 does not have a 2-inch receiver opening for other purposes. This mount kit allows only plow installation. Also, with this kit installed it is not possible to mount a front hitch; my contact at K2 confirmed this for me. But if you were to install a front-mount 2-inch hitch, either Curt # 31604 or Draw-Tite # 65003, you could then mount a hitch-type plow such as Detail K2 Avalanche Snowplow # K2AVAL8422.
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  • Availability of Replacement Hitch Install Hardware for Draw-Tite Front Mounted Receiver # 65003
  • We can indeed get you that hardware! You'll need our hitch replacement install hardware kit, part # RHK. Click the provided link, and when you're redirected to the product page, type in # 65003 into the field for 'Hitch Item Number' and Draw-Tite into the field for 'Manufacturer'.
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  • Front Mounted Winch on a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
  • I do have an option that will allow you to install the Superwinch X1 Series Winch part # 1101 in the front of your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 however, they currently do not have a front bumper mounted winch bracket for your vehicle to my knowledge. Instead I recommend installing a front mounted hitch receiver like the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65003 in addition to a receiver mounted winch mounting plate like the Superwinch Hitch Mounted Winch Plate with Handle part...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for Best Ground Clearance on 2000 Dodge Ram 2500
  • Both hitches are going to give you about the same height, but just comparing the relative distance from the hitch tube to the mounting holes it looks like the Draw Tite part # 65003 would give you the highest hitch opening.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Sport
  • I spoke to my contact at Draw Tite and she confirmed that the Draw Tite Hitch part # 65003 that you referenced would fit your 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Sport.
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