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

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draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit mount trailer receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit mount trailer receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit mount trailer receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite front hitch custom fit mount trailer receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit mount trailer receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit mount trailer receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit mount trailer receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit mount trailer receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite front hitch custom fit 65063
draw-tite front hitch custom fit mount trailer receiver - 2 inch
draw-tite front hitch mount 65063

  • Draw-Tite
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Square Tube
Draw-Tite front hitch for your 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Dodge front hitch. Expert service, and cheapest front hitch price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Draw-Tite products. Order your Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part number 65063 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.



2013 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.


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 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 etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design


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


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.



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.



65063 Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"



65063 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 65063 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 , Factory tow hooks are required for hitch installation





Complete Towing Package for 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup


Retail: $241.99

Package Price:$128.56


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Video of Draw-Tite 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 Ram 2500

Alright, today it is 2014 RAM 2500. We're going to install part number 65063. Alright so first thing we need to do to get the truck ready is to go ahead and lube these tail hooks. So to do that, we've got to remove these four bolts. We'll do this on each side of the truck. There's a loose nut behind here, it's not weld nut so we'll take a, we'll use an 18 mm wrench so you can get to the back side. Now we'll take our wrench and install it from the bottom to get your nut on this side of the tail hook.

Now we're done with the driver's side, let's going and repeat the same process on the passenger side of the truck. There's a good chance of messing up the edges here, so I was going to use some simple packing tape to protect our edges. Now we can go ahead and install our hitch. Before we install it, we'll go ahead and show you how the hardware works. We got our new bolts and a conical tooth washer. Now set to toe hook first, then it will go through the hitch, then through the bumper structure and the back side will get another conical tooth washer and a nut. Now when you install the conical tooth washers, you always want to make sure of the teeth are facing towards the hitch.

And in this case, towards the tight end hook. And then we have a nut on the backside and that's it. Now, the next set of hands, so go ahead and work the hitch into the opening here. When we saw how we're going to put a couple bolt on each side just to help hold it up. Now it's going to be a tight fit on the inside leaf bolts right here, to install a constitute washer and nut.

Basically we just had to reach your hand up in there and get it started. So now we've got two bolts on top holding the hitch in place and we'll go ahead and go and do same process on the bottom. Now to help us get the nut in that recess spot on the bolts on the inside edge towards the radiator, we'll go ahead and use our 17 mm wrench and some electric tape and we'll use that to hold the nut in place while they thread it in from the outside. All hardware needs to be installed, but holding up the hitch, we'll go ahead and send over the hitch. We got a little bit of left and right movement. Once we're satisfied with the placement we'll go ahead and tighten it down. Once you have your bolts tightened down, then we'll go ahead and torque the bolts down as best finding instructions. With all of the bolts tightened down and torque, we can go ahead and take off the tape.

Alright, and that will finish before we're going to install part number 65063 on our 2014 RAM 2500. .


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65063

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (131 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: Gary R.06/20/2017


I had this receiver less than 4 months when I used it for a 1500 mile trip to support bikes on a typical hitch mounted bike rack. Short story, it bent, cracks at the highest point of torque induced by the load out front. Cyclic bouncing of the carrier and high loads due to bumps in the road caused the entire receiver to rotate down with the bikes. Of course I was not happy, and had to support the load with tie downs over the cab of my truck to get home. "Limited Lifetime Warranty" means you get to ship it back and pay return shipment for repair or replacement. It was not the response I expected as it was a clear immediate failure, but certainly in accord with the warranty statement provided after purchase. I was not offered a break on the better option to buy, but then it was not etrailer's fault. I chose not to ship it back, as the cost to ship back was $62, 1/2 of what I paid. I believe the Curt receiver is a much better design and regret not buying it as the torque tube on it is a full 2 inches ID like the receiver tube, and the Draw Tite is 1/2 the size (visually estimated). Curt ties into the frame directly and more securely with its support brackets each side of the frame, and sits lower to the road for less blocking of the view out front when carrying anything hitch mounted. The photo is one of those sent concerning warranty showing the crack/failure point on each side of the cross tube support brackets. 396776



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by: Kevin Mc06/11/2015


This is a nice if not slightly challenging install. As long as you listen to the tips provided, it is a (almost) painless process. Definitely recommend taping the facade to protect the chrome/paint. We don't have a lift, so we had to install the hitch on the ground. My bride provided the extra set of hands, which is almost definitely a must when placing the hitch and getting the bolts lined up. As advertised, the inside bolts are very difficult to access, especially on the driver side. To further complicate this, the nuts are black making them hard to see without good lighting. If we had to do it again, I probably would have listened to some other reviewers that recommend removing the grill to help with accessing the harder-to-reach bolts. Be careful not to let your wrench get in a bind while tightening the bolt as there are several pinch points that may prevent removing the wrench afterward. Also, if you use s socket to hold the nut when tightening, be aware that the new bolts that come with the hitch are longer and require a deep socket to run up tight. This is problematic with a couple of the bolts due to clearance issues. The final product looks great and fills the gap in the front of the bumper nicely. Both functional and tough looking. Anticipated uses include a winch, tow point and engine access step. Once again eTrailer comes through. I continue to be impressed with their proactive and comprehensive approach to educating their customers and seemlessly filling their needs. 202635



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by: Curt G.10/19/2015


Excellent design - form meets function! It looks OEM, but provides front options for bike rack or winch while still allowing use of the factory tow hooks. Installation went exactly as directed. I would recommend this hitch for anyone looking to increase versatility without giving up clearance. 230359


Comments

The product has greatly increased my front end versatility and load hauling capabilities. I have received several complements on how smartly it fits into the front bumper. NOTE: using electrical tape to secure each nut to a box end wrench while reaching the difficult inner bumper areas was a huge helping tip during the install. Thanks again for the great experience, I would highly recommend etrailer for quality of product and service!

Curt G - 11/01/2016

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by: Matt A.03/10/2014


Easy to install (with an assortment of sockets, extensions and wrenches). Looks great, barely protrudes beyond the bumper and the tow hooks are even more useable now! Also, the product was eligible for free shipping, 7-10 day, and etrailer upgraded it to 3-5 day for free! One small feature about etrailer that is nice, is that when they send you an email it is from a person, not an auto-mailer! 120025


Comments

just one of the many reasons that they will always have my business! Etrailer, you guys really are top notch!

-- comment by: Joel - 02/24/2015

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I have used the front hitch many times. Still a great product!

Matt A - 03/10/2015

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by: Lee B.06/17/2013


Draw-Tite is the only way to go. A grate clean look, puts the winch right where it needs to be. Took Steve's W advice & took the grill out & maid it easier to install. Taking tow hooks off was the easy part, Reinstalling A bit tough. What I did to make it easier was to tac weld washers to nuts & used A 3/8 x 17mm deep sock & braker bar to hold in place & screw in from front side. 85030


Comments

As you see in my photo the hitch fit grate on my 2010 dodge 2500. Steel retain the factory tow hooks. Like the way the winch pulls off the front of the trucks fram.

Lee B - 06/17/2014

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by: Keith J05/25/2015


Read the directions and went to the video to see how they did it. I have a 2015 ram 2500 and had to unhook the bottom of a plastic grille in the way of the back end of the receiver. This pushed the plastic away from the receiver without damaging the plastic grille. It looked too hard to remove the 2 bolts on the top of the grille. used a 2x4 wood to balance the receiver and placed 2 bolts in with the nuts. 6 of the 8 bolts went in fine. The other 2 (1 on each side) I had to hammer in with a brass punch, working them in. After that, the rest was a piece of cake. DO use a torque wrench, it is not an option. The bolts felt funny going in until the end. Even a beginner like me can do this. :) 196648


Comments

Still working fine, no complaints

Keith J - 05/29/2016

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by: GT10/03/2014


Product looks well made by Draw tite. I bought this to install on the front of a Ram 3500 4x4 front. I have not had a chance to install as it, in my case looks like a two person job, and am waiting on a friend to come over to help me out. Etrailer shipped it on time and in good condition. Can't give it 4 stars until it is on the truck. 154287


Comments

I had to trim the lower grill a bit to get the hitch installed properly. Not a big deal, but a dremel tool works great for this. Cant tell I did it from the front and it looks good mounted. I have used this to put a portable electric winch in the receiver and it worked great. I gave it 4 stars before but now that I have actually used it, I would say 5 stars.

GT - 10/03/2015

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by: Gary11/01/2017


Installed on 2018 Ram 2500 Laramie 4x4. Fit was good. Used the supplied 10mm bolts and bellville washers to get more vertical wiggle room. Total vertical clearance in the receiver area is only 3/8". OEM bolts coming off needed 18mm tools. Tow hook removal easy. Kit bolts use 17mm(11/16). Pictured tools very useful. 14" hemostat for placing washers and nuts on inboard bolts can be had at HF Tools for $6. Getting tool on some nuts to tighten is challenging. Time single handed was 1-1/2 hrs. 448100



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by: Greg B North Carolina10/03/2017


The front bumper hitch is so nice and easy to use. Used my own Grade 8 bolts from Lowes, I have a 2016 Ram 3500 Mega Cab, 4x4 HO Diesel with Aisen trans. So the hitch allows me to put a 41' boat in the water with no extra eyes. I DID get the Ram dealer to install the hitch,, it was a well spent $50 bucks. One can also install larger diameter bolts when a real mechanic is the one's hands are trying to keep from breaking their knuckles with the wrenches. I love the hitch... The 600 lb Rola cargo carrier is everything and MORE than advertised. Easy to install, don't need extra help,, Arrived quickly and completely intact... I am well satisfied with everything,, especially MichelleS and etrailer.com... You might want to get the Drawtite Hitch over the curt hitch. The Drawtight mount allows you to avoid scraping the cargo carrier because the Curt hitch mounts much lower and tries to curve up. Much stronger mounting with Draw-Tite on this application. Thanks everyone. Sorry I didn't take photos,, will do better in the future,, lol... Greg 438846



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by: John N.08/31/2017


I gave this four stars. I would have given it five stars but wasn't happy with the nuts that were supplied. My one hour job turned into a 3 hour job. After tourqing the last bolt the threads stripped out. I couldn't tighten it and couldn't unscrew it. I ended up drilling the head of the bolt till I was able to brake it off with a large punch. Thank god the head of the bolt was accessible. I ended up installing all 7/16 grade 8 bolts with lock nuts. Felt much better after the upgraded bolts and nuts. I love the hitch. It looks like it belongs there. So all in all I'd give the hitch a 5 and the fasteners nuts a 1. 427511



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by: Jeff H08/17/2017


I had read reviews about this product arriving in a card box box just floppong around getting damaged. That was the furthest thing from the case for me. It was very well packed in a heavy box with internal pieces to hold it in place. It arrived in perfect condition. I chose to replace the silver hardware with black 10.9 rated M10 60mm FINE THREAD nuts and bolts. I used the included conical washers. The install was straight forward on my 2017 Ram 2500 Cummins. It was a bit tricky to get to the back bolts, but it was doable. It took me about 45 minutes. Although I haven't tried hooking up to the receiver yet, I'm extremely happy with the packaging, fit, quality and appearance of this product and with the quick shipping and personalized service of etrailer. Thanks! 421353



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by: Terry v10/19/2017


Ordered and received in less than 1 work week. I removed my grill to make things easier on me but as stated in other reviews one of the bolts broke as I was torqueing it to spec. The shipping box was in mint condition (not what I was expecting) but the hitch still had two large spots with powder coat missing. As I need this mounted for the weekend I decided to touch it up with rust paint. Tech hint: before you torque the bolts down install a ball mount and place a jack under it to lift it slightly. This will ensure that the secured hitch does not ride on the chrome bumper. 444257



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by: Kirk N.01/17/2017


Great product. Installed on 2012 ram 2500 megacab 6.7. Installed this in tandem with Ranch Hand Legend grille guard. Works perfect. When installing I used a breaker bar on the inner tow hook nuts. This allows you a straight shot to the nuts. Used impact on outer bolts. I also used a chain fall mounted to ceiling in garage to hold hitch in place while bolting up. Install time Was 45 minutes . If I had help it would be a 20 minute job. 333410



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by: William10/05/2017


Installed the front hitch today and it was quite challenging. Certainly much more difficult than the one I did on my Tundra. Nonetheless I persevered and got it done. I attached a couple of pics, one of which shows protecting the painted bumper on the RAM 2500 with a towel. Overall the install looks good and I look forward to trying it out soon. 439380



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by: Dave B.12/29/2016


Really nice product. Very pleased with fit and way it looks. Installation was not as easy (2017 Ram 2500) as video shows. Looks like picture. Will use as an alternative for bike rack on back of RV, also for step to access engine compartment. After hitch is in place, many of the bolts are very difficult to access. Struggled with getting washers and nuts on. Found that one of those little picker upper things you can find for a few dollars was very helpful putting washer on bolt. Also would be handy to have a wrench (17MM) twice as long as I have to use the tape trick shown in video. I used a version of the tape trick with a 17MM socket on a 3/8" breaker bar that I extended with piece of 1/2" PVC tubing over handle. 328519



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by: Steve E.06/19/2017


This front receiver was used on my RAM3500. The installation video showed it being installed on another RAM3500, so I felt secure in purchasing it, but after using it to push my 8000lb trailer into it's resting place for the summer, I quickly found out it is under-rated. Tongue load goes to 900lbs which is apparently not the tongue weight of my trailer, when pushing up hill. The receiver flexed so much that I thought it was going to break or crack- it did place a significant dent in my bumper. Long story short, reconsider this receiver. Not pleased at all. This trailer is not a heavy load but maybe when pushing up a slight grade. Not sure what to do now since the install was a huge nosebleed. 396103



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by: Jerry W.04/22/2017


This hitch is very strong and built very well. For everything I had to do it took about an hour ad a half. In order to put the Dodge tag back in place I had to trim the mount, tag and border piece a little. The nuts on the mount toward the center of the vehicle was a little tricky but after watching the installation video ad using the tape to hold the nuts on the wrench everything went well. I really like this hitch and it makes parking my boat trailer in the storage area very easy. 371045



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by: Mike R.08/30/2013


excellent product and service 97647


Comments

excellent! still looks good and shows no sign of weakening or detoriation of welds. Used for attaching hitch mounted winch 10,000 and it works perfectly.

Mike R - 09/02/2014

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by: John D.07/16/2016


The hitch is solid and all the necessary bolts and hardware came in the package. Once installed it works just as advertised. However, it is NOT as easy to install as the website's video suggests, at least on a 2013 RAM diesel 3500. I suspect the video was done with the gas version of the 2014 RAM. The differences in the diesel meant that getting to the bolt holes on the inside of the bumper was difficult for several of the bolts and impossible for at least one upper bolt; the latter was pushed from inside to outside using a remote "claw" and installed backward. Works fine, but a 20 minute install. Would get the product again, though. 272539



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by: Laps06/24/2017


Quality item. I would advise you follow the directions included in the video on installation. I strongly recommend having a buddy, I didn't, to help especially with torquing the bolts. Fortunately I had a quick release kit already installed on the front grill so it lifted right off to access some of the bolts, but the lower ones really are best accessed from below. I didn't have a lift to raise the truck up so I had to just crawl back and forth under the truck numerous times. I suspect that with a helper and a lift the job could be completed in under an hour. I don't want to admit how long it took me!!! 398548



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by: Brian05/30/2016


Love the hitch. Installed on s 2016 ram 3500 diesel. easy to install except for the upper inner bolts. Kind of a tight place. I did upgrade the bolts to a grade 8 as the ones included didn't seem heavy enough. 254021



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by: James K11/04/2016


After receiving a quote of $1,100.00 from Torklift Central of Kent, WA for a front receiver hitch for my 2016 RAM 4-Dr Pick-up, I did an internet search for the same. Etrailer came up first in a paid Ad, but also in the area based on number visits. Nevertheless I continue to compare products and reviews, but in the end came back to Etrailer. What I bought was a Drawtite front receiver hitch that is simple to install, even better quality that hoped for, best price and arrived in just four days! I would definitely recommend Etrailer as place to do business. 313847



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by: Rick08/20/2017


Easy install, mounted just like advertised. Haven't carried anything on it yet but not worried about it when I need it. Looks real good, like a OEM part. 422993



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by: SLowe07/26/2017


The hitch itself seems like a good product the hardware that came with it was junk Do not try and toqure to their recommended spec the nuts will strip the threads off the bolts and you're stuck with bolts that you have to cut out . Buy your own grade 8 bolts and use the existing nuts that you took off the Tow Hooks. 410764



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by: Vance T.07/19/2016


Thanks Carrrieann! Great service! Super fast shipping. You wont be disappointed with this company. Very impressed! 273595



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by: Josh P05/30/2015


Very sturdy with thick steel plates and cross channels. The instructions warn about when inserting your draw bar to not go in to far so you dont damage the radiator, however my hitch must be a newer model as they added a steel plate behind the receiver opening to prevent it from being inserted to far. I anticipated on having to do this myself, but was surprised it was already done :) Didn't have to sand, weld, and repaint the hitch now. Hitch came within decent time, think from order till received 4 days? 198668



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by: max pahmeier03/09/2014


the front hitch appears to be an excellent product. I have installed the hitch but have yet to use it. The hitch is well made and its dimension fits in the available space, I would have given it the highest rating except it is a real bear to install because the bolts are almost impossible to access to start the nut and to get a wrench on to start the nut and torque. A special tool is required to hold the nut and to access the area. Also the bolt is a smaller dia. then the ones taken off. 119960



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by: Mike09/22/2017


Product was even easier to install then I thought. Great fit. Great communication and even faster delivery! It makes for a great asset to utilize my winch & move trailers with ease not to mention it allows for the OEM anchors to stay in place for my truck. Thanks for a great product! 435468



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by: Jerry11/08/2017


Product arrived in 3 days as advertised. The box looked like it had gone around the world at least twice as someone had re-taped the torn area, but the contents were all there and no apparent damage or chips to the powder coat. The unit looks as good as seen on the installation video. The installation instructions are clear and concise. The hitch will be used to remove my boat from the garage area giving me more flexibility in a very tight quarters. I wish I has bought it sooner. 450176



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by: Don C12/30/2016


Love it, and it looks great. It took about an hour to install with my neighbors help. I spray painted the bolts black after install so they don't show. I could not be happier. I ordered on Tuesday, delivered on Thursday and installed Friday morning. Thanks etrailer. 328891



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by: Dave H.08/31/2016


I've had a Warn 8274-50 old style 8000 lb. winch in my shop for 20 years and needed a front mount receiver on my 2014 RAM 3500 pickup. This hitch fit the bill. Fit up was great. Installing the bolts was really tight, there is so much stuff up front that I found it easiest to remove the grill. I have used it with my winch to pull down 24 trees 50+ feet tall and move my boat around into some tight places. The product looks great and performs excellent. 289578



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by: brent ford09/29/2016


very solid product , i had only one problem, out of 4 holes /side 1 on each side did not line up, 1/8 inch out , no wiggle room, you would think it was not a problem being minimal but, i managed to tweek to get it to fit, overall not complaining . 301499



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by: DarrellH09/28/2017


Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - The front mount hitch fit perfect and was installed easily. I had a need for a front 2" receiver for an additional winch location. Thanks for the speedy delivery of the product! 437294



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by: Srbug09/05/2016


Install hardware is not up to hitch quality they are smaller diameter (faster install) and lower quality material than factory. Had to buy new bolts & nuts & washers If you want fast installation use included hardware If you want best installation use your own . Tow hooks go there so use better bolts not inferior . if you had it installed by someone other than yourself Then they probably used the thin bolts that came with it 291351



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by: RAS12/31/2016


Going on a 2014 Ram 2500 4WD Diesel, needed an 18mm socket and 18mm short, open end wrench to remove OEM nuts and bolts. Needed a 17mm socket and short open end wrench to install. (Different size bolts). The two inside bolts were in a tight spot, especially the passenger side. Taped the nut onto the wrench to get started. Completed the install in about an hour. Very pleased with the professional look. 329128



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by: Steve w04/25/2013


Fit perfect and looks great ! The 4 inside nuts wer almost impossible to install .Too much stuff in the way had to pull the grill and still couldn't get a wrench on 2 of them. For a portable winch it's the perfect hight and it hardly sticks out past the bumper not really notisible . Thanks steve 77888


Comments

Fit grate

-- comment by: Lee B - 06/16/2013

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We are glad to hear the hitch fit like it was supposed to.

-- Patrick B - 6/18/2013

Comments

Does this hitch 65063 interfere with the cooling air flow for a Ram 3500 4x4 Diesel automatic transmission

-- comment by: Wayne - 07/23/2013

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I looked at the instructions for this hitch, but it did not depict the location of any of the radiators/coolers. It bolts on in the same location as the factory tow hooks. You can find their location on your truck look at the area between them to see where the front mount hitch will end up. As a side note, the factory tow hooks will be retained. The hitch flanges will be sandwiched between the tow hooks and the mounting points on the truck frame.

-- Patrick B - 7/24/2013


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by: Rick05/26/2016


2014 Ram 3500 Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 2" Draw-Tite Front Hitch Actually received the front mount hitch for my truck sooner / quicker than I thought I would . I have received it a day before going on vacation...so... will not mount it and actually use it till I return . I am sure the product will be all that I expect it to be . I am happy....happy...happy.... 251680



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by: Scott J.05/31/2015


Haven't yet installed the front mount hitch, but did a test fit and all seemed good. Do not have the factory tow hooks, so had to machine a set of 1/2" plates to strengthen the hitch to what it would be with the factory hooks in place. Will have it installed this week and should work great for my application - front basket to haul campwood when slide in camper is in the bed of the truck. 199200



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by: Dan D.06/01/2015


The front-mount receiver hitch got here quickly. I watched the online video before installing it. Very helpful! It fit perfectly and only took about half an hour. The inside bolts were a challenge, but not impossible. It looks great. I plan to use the front hitch when launching my boat in tight places when the camper on the pickup. ETrailer is an awesome website. Great people! 199631



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by: Andy L08/02/2016


Service was excellent, the manufacturer packaged the wrong item, Etrailer went above and beyond to correct an issue that came from the manufacturer. Most other places I have dealt with would have told me to deal with the manufacturer and that would have been it. Ashley E is a great customer service agent. She made sure my isue got addressed in a positive way. I will use them again! 278530



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by: Tom M.07/04/2016


Great product, Super fast shipping, Watched the Video's for installation so no surprises about that. I have used the front hitch on several different trailers and it has made things easy to be exact placing the trailer where you want it. Looking forward to backing my boat into the garage when it comes out of the marina at the end of the season. I should have gotten this a lot sooner ! 267925



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by: Don S05/02/2015


Disassembled truck to install hitch and found that the (8) M10 bolts were missing. Instead of bolts there were (8) 1/2 conical washers of which there is no use. I had to go to our local farm supply and buy grade 8 bolts and nuts. It seems that whoever packaged the hardware doesn't know the difference between bolts and washers. Not a happy camper! The hitch itself looks good. 189486



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by: scott06/29/2013


fits great was not hard to put on took about 15min thanks ,looks good 86753


Comments

Installation was almost a breeze. Installing nuts takes a trick but fairly simple to install. I added some lock nuts after tightening the ones supplied in the kit. I was hoping to be able to you a winch along with a snatch block attached to the factory hooks but draw tite doesnt rate the receiver for that

-- comment by: philip - 08/13/2013

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Just to clarify, the front hitch can be used to mount a hitch to pull the truck. Phillip is referring to the OEM tow hooks. They cannot be used in conjunction with a snatch block or winch pulley block.

-- Patrick B - 8/14/2013


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by: Jim G03/17/2017


I bought two of these for my ram 3500 pickups. When they arrived the box was open and the hitchs were sticking out of the box. After removing them and the paper. I found that both had the paint chipped off the corners and scratched up. I was not very happy with that. But they fit perfectly and look good on the pickups. Thanks but I would like to see better shipping 353866



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by: Kirk C.07/13/2017


New bolts were smaller than factory size but other that that looks good. A little harder to install than I expected. I have not used it yet. I bought it to push a toy hauler into a storage building that the door is just wide enough to have a few inches on each side, and there is not a lot of room to get a straight shot to back it in. we will see how that goes. LOL 405231



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by: Mike P01/18/2017


Good product that had everything needed included. Delivery was fast. Took the grille of of the truck to make installation alot easier for the inside frame rail bolts. 333600



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by: Martin-Hutchinson, KS12/07/2014


Bought and installed front hitch in my 2011 Ram 2500, so in case of need I can attach a winch to pull me out of trouble (learned the hard way by not having a front hitch in my SUV, where we would have got out easily if we had one while driving around in a trail back in Utah). Shipping came quickly, instructions were simple and installation video aided nicely. 163529



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by: Mitch07/26/2016


Great product. This gives me additional options and the ability to "drive" my 30' foot cargo trailer into the corner where it lives instead of having to maneuver it in backwards. Much easier and safer, because I can see where the posts and other vehicles in the garage are without relying on the mirrors. After years of backing in, this is much preferred. 276384



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by: Bill D.06/16/2015


Good quality receiver...very annoying that Drawtite cheaps out and supplies undersized M10 bolts instead of the OEM stock M12 bolts that are holding the stock tow hooks on. I had to go out and buy 8, 60mm M12 bolts and washers (10.9 grade) for $35.Not a good idea to downsize the hardware which fastens the tow hooks and reciever to a 3500 diesel truck. 203849



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by: Jim08/07/2015


Fast shipping from these guys! Perfect fit. I would recommend having a impact gun and a long 18mm box end wrench if you don't want it to take hours. Taking my time on a hot Arizona evening it took me little less than an hour to install. Well worth the money and like I said. got it across country in 3 days. Thanks, Jim in Arizona 217428


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  • Comparison Between Draw-Tite and Curt Front Hitch for 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch you referenced, part # 65063, does indeed protrude through the bumper. Based on your email stating the use of a winch, and ground clearance concerns, my recommendation would be this hitch. I spoke with my source at Draw-Tite and found that when installed, the end of the receiver protruding through the bumper is 6-3/4 inches from the face of the mounting plate. I have included an illustration showing this information. As per the included installation instructions,...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 3500
  • Yes, the Front Hitch part # 65063 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ram 3500 dually and would work well for you!
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  • What Vehicles Does the Draw Tite Hitch # 02203 Fit
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part number 02203 has been long since discontinued. Back in its day it was confirmed to fit 1985 to 1991 midsize trucks from Chevy, Dodge and Ford. That's as specific of fit information that I was able to track down.
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  • Installation Video of Draw-Tite Front-Mount Hitch 65063 on 2014 Ram 3500 HD
  • Draw-Tite front-mount 2-inch hitch # 65063 is shown in the linked video being installed on a 2014 Ram 3500 like yours. This hitch requires that your truck have the factory-installed tow hooks. The other front-mount hitch option for your truck, Curt hitch # C31067, does not require the tow hooks but installation will involve some drilling and fascia trimming as well as temporary loosening of the front bumper. Written instructions for both hitches are linked for your reference along...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Recomendation on 2017 Ram 2500 6 Foot Bed and Factory Tow Package
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550034 will travel 14 inches to give you more turning clearance with your 2017 Ram 2500. The biggest advantage of the Hijacker is that it slides automatically so you don't have to exit your truck to slide the hitch whenever you're making a sharp turn. However, its largest drawback is that it weighs over 200 pounds so it can be difficult getting in and out of your truck. To use this with your Ram you'll need the Rail Adapter # DM6099 as well. For a...
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  • What Vertical Load Means When Referring to a Front Mount Trailer Hitch
  • The vertical load, or pull, is essentially the tongue weight of the front mount hitch. This is the amount of weight the hitch can carry, and the line pull capacity is the straight line pull rating for using a winch.
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  • Does Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Part # 65057 Fit a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch, part # 65057, will fit 4-wheel drive models of the 2012 Dodge Ram 2500. Required hardware is included and some trimming of the front air dam or fascia may be necessary. Installation instructions are included in this message. This particular front-mount hitch will not fit 2-wheel-drive models. If your 2012 Ram 2500 is a 2-wheel-drive you can use Draw-Tite part # 65063 as long as your Ram has factory-installed tow hooks. Both of these front-mount...
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  • Draw-Tite and Curt Front Hitch Comparison for 2015 Ram 2500 Diesel
  • If your 2015 Ram 2500 diesel has factory tow hooks then you can use the Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65063. This hitch fits both 2WD and 4WD trucks. If you have a 4WD truck and do not have factory tow hooks then instead use the Curt model # C31015. Since the Draw-Tite # 65063 has a higher vertical load limit (akin to tongue weight) of 500-lbs versus 350-lbs for the Curt, the Draw-Tite would be preferred if your truck happens to be compatible. I linked install videos for both hitches,...
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  • Snow Plow for 2014 Ram 3500 4x4
  • The plows we offer mount to the vehicle using a front mounted receiver hitch, so you'd need to install the Draw-Tite # 65063 to the vehicle first. The best plow for you will depend on your needs. Since you have a full sized truck with four wheel drive, you can go with a wider blade. If simplicity of operation and installation is important to you, the 96 inch Snowsport HD plow, part # A40040HD would be a good choice. There's no hydraulics or electricity involved in its operation, so...
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  • Should I Remove the Grille Prior to Installation of the Draw Tite Front Hitch on a 2014 Ram 2500
  • We have had a couple customers leave reviews saying that they found the installation much easier if they took the grille out prior to the installation. That's how I would do it. I attached a set of installation instructions for this hitch for you to check out also.
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  • Dimensions of Cross Tube on Front-Mount Hitch 65063 for Installation of LED Light Bar
  • Thank you for your photo showing the portion of Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65063 for which you are looking for a measured dimension to allow planning of light bar installation. I went to our warehouse and measured the length of the hitch tubing on either side of the central receiver opening. I measured both the available flat space (for mounting your LED light bar) and also the overall dimension between the mounting flange and the receiver tube. This longer dimension includes the...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 3500 for a Bike Rack
  • That's a good question, there is a bit of a trade-off when comparing the front hitches part # 65063 and part # 65060 for use with a bike rack on your 2012 Ram 3500. You would have better ground clearance from the bike rack and bikes if you went with the # 65063 but you also would have less visibility with this route. The # 65060 that you also referenced would give you better visibility but your ground clearance would be diminished when compared to the other hitch. If it were me...
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  • Do I Need the Factory Tow Hooks on a 2014 Ram 2500 to Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch
  • The reason you need the factory tow hooks on your 2014 Ram 2500 to install the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063 is because the manufacturer designed the hitch to install between the tow hook mounting brackets and the tow hooks.
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  • Can the Thule Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar # TH997 Have 66 inch Crossbars Installed In It
  • First thing you will need to start with on your 2013 Ram 2500 is a front hitch if you don't have one already. For that you would want the # 65063. I attached an install video. The Thule Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar # TH997 only comes with a 58 inch cross bar, but you can easily swap out the bar for a 65 inch crossbar, part # THLB65. You will need to check the owners manual of your truck to determine the roof weight capacity and be sure not to exceed this figure with the weight...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Diesel
  • Diesel models of the 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 are not excluded so front mount hitch # 65060 will fit your truck. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. They do show the small area that needs to be trimmed on the bottom of the front fascia. If your truck has front tow hooks you can also use # 65063. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this hitch as well. This hitch will put the receiver at the same level as the tow hooks.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Receiver Block Air Flow to Intercooler or Radiator on a 2016 Ram 3500
  • At best the Draw-Tite front receiver # 65063 would only have a slight effect if any on air flow to the intercooler or radiator on your 2016 Ram 3500 so no worries about overheating. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you had something installed in the receiver then that could block air flow to the front of the truck but it depends on what it is and the dimensions of the cargo. For example bikes in a front hitch won't block as much air as coolers or some...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 3500 for Use with Winch and Mount
  • The Draw Tite Front Hitch part # 65063 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ram 3500. It would provide you with an attachment point for your winch and mount as well. Your truck is rather heavy at 9,300 lbs and the hitch is only rated for 9,000 lbs. I wish we had a higher capacity hitch but you have to think too that if you are using this as a recovery winch you are most likely going to have someone in the truck trying to drive the truck in the same direction so that the...
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  • How to Carry 320 Lbs. Scooter on Front of 2016 Ram 2500
  • It sounds like you've already got everything figured out. As long as your 2016 Ram 2500 has the factory tow hooks you can install the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063. The MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier # MT70101 will carry up to 400 lbs. and the hitch receiver is rated for 500 lbs. You will want to verify that the front axle weight capacity of your truck is enough as well because you will be limited by whichever piece is rated the lowest. You can...
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  • Carrying Three Bikes on a 2016 Ram 3500 With a Truck Camper Installed
  • Unfortunately there's no safe way to carry the bikes that you want to carry behind your truck camper. Because of the 18 inch extender that would be needed, and the fact that the only carriers strong enough to hold your bikes are fold-away, not swing-away types, there aren't any good ways to carry it behind your vehicle.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Tandem Bike on 2016 Ram 2500
  • Thank you for the information. I see that your Buddy Bike Sport is 43 lbs and has a wheel base of 58.1 inches. For your 2016 Ram 2500, I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65063 which has a 500 lb vertical load capacity. The Curt # C31015 is only a fit for 4WD models and has the 350 lb vertical load. The Draw-Tite option does not require fascia trimming and will also give you better ground clearance. This will allow you to use the Hollywood...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch # 65063 Fit on a 2010 Ram 2500 and Retain the Tow Hooks
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, # 65063, will mount to the tow hook brackets on your 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4. The tow hooks will then re-install over the hitch, sandwiching the hitch between the tow hook and the tow hook bracket. This hitch also includes all new mounting hardware.
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  • Parts Needed to Carry 4 Bikes on Roof and Front Hitch of 2012 Ram 3500
  • For a roof rack for your 2012 Ram 3500 the Rhino Rack part numbers # RRVA150B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK043 is a confirmed fit. It has a 165 lb weight capacity but you would need to also check owners manual of the truck to determine it's roof capacity and be sure to go with lower rating. Since cargo space is limited you would then want to go with a roof bike rack that allows the front wheel to remain installed on the bike like the Thule Criterium part # TH594XT. For a front hitch the...
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  • Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2015 Ram 3500 Tradesman
  • We do indeed have front mounted receivers that are compatible with the 2015 Ram 3500 Tradesman model. If your Ram has the front mounted tow hooks that protrude through the bumper (see photo), you can use the Draw-Tite Front Receiver, part # 65063. If your truck isn't equipped with the tow hooks, you'd need to use the Curt # C31015 which mounts to the frame members rather than the tow hooks. If you click the provided link, you can see a video showing the Draw-Tite model being installed...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 3500
  • For your 2015 Ram 3500 the Draw Tite hitch part # 65063 has been confirmed to fit. This model also fits a 2014 like you mentioned. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Location on 2017 Ram 2500
  • There is only one confirmed fit for a front mounted hitch on a 2017 Ram 2500, the Draw-Tite # 65063, and it does not go under the bumper. Take a look at the attached photo and you can see exactly where it mounts on your Ram 2500. I've also attached a link to a video showing an install of this hitch.
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Front Mount Receiver 65063 on Dodge Ram
  • It's not necessary to remove any portion of the front bumper fascia to install the Draw-Tite front mounted receiver # 65063 on a 2010-2015 Ram 2500 or 3500, as you can see in the video I've linked for you. The installation procedure involves removing the factory tow hooks, slipping the hitch through the slot in the bumper and replacing the factory tow hooks to their original position so the hitch is sandwiched between the tow hook and the truck's bumper structure.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 1500 4 Wheel Drive
  • The only front hitches we offer for your 2014 Ram 1500 are the Curt Hitch part # 31374 that you have currently and the Draw Tite hitch part # 65062. Both of which place the hitch opening underneath the front bumper. The # 65063 that you also referenced only fits the 2500 and 3500 trucks so I cannot recommend it for you.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
  • There are front hitches available for your 2008 Dodge Ram 1500, but the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063 that you referenced is designed for newer Rams and would not work for you. You would want either the Curt Front Hitch # C31017 if your 1500 Ram has a Mega Cab or a Curt Front Hitch # 31320 if you do not have a Mega Cab.
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  • Will Adding a Front Mount Receiver Change the Tow Hook Capacity on a 2014 Ram 2500
  • For front mount receiver # 65063 you are looking at grade 5 hardware which will meet or exceed what is already used on your 2014 Ram 2500. Adding the front mount receiver will not change the capacity or structural integrity of the tow hooks. I have included a link to a video showing installation of this receiver for you.
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