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

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

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 300 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 Draw-Tite front hitch part number 65009 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Hitch reviews from real customers.

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Draw-Tite Front Hitch - 65009

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


  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • 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


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 300 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 3,000 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.

65009 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

65009 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 65009 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1984 - 2001 Jeep Cherokee

1986 - 1992 Jeep Comanche

1984 - 1990 Jeep Wagoneer

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65009

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

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

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1988 Jeep Wagoneer

Perfect fit for my 88 jeep Wagoneer Xj (Cherokee) Was easy to install matched right up with pre existing holes in the frame. Use it frequently to carry bike rack in the front with travel trailer in the back. 487250


Still working great! Very handy to push travel trailer into those hard to fit spots.

Francois - 03/21/2019


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1992 Jeep Cherokee

Worked perfect on a 1992 Cherokee. Easy install with the open end design to fit around the sway bar mount. That way you are not trying to hold it up and bolt it on. A tip start your rear sway bar bolt a few turns, then slide the reciever in. Be careful not to let it rock forward or you will know how well built it is! Then start the front sway bar mounts. Go just enough to keep it in place when you drill two holes in the frame to bolt it down in the front. This mounted just below my bumper and will not cause me any ground clearance issues. Well built I mounted a cradle and 10k pound winch. Great product!!!! 430384

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1992 Jeep Cherokee

Worth every penny! I bought this hitch for the front of my '92 XJ Cherokee as an offroad recovery point. I also needed it to replace a different brand. The other brand (Hidden Hitch) hung down real low in the front of my Jeep and was constantly getting banged & hung up when I went offroad. I replaced it with this Draw Tite hitch and the difference is night vs. day. This hitch tucks up real tight to the body and you can barely see it. No more snags or curious stares. Best front recovery point for the XJ Cherokee. 3790

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im very satisfied with my front receiver. ive used it as a recovery point,to move trailers, and as a mount for bike rack and cargo holder. if i had a winch platethat would be very handy too. etrailerhad a fair price, quick shipping, and overall great customer service. i would use them again andrecommend to a friend as well. 295338


Works great. You should promote front hitches. Ive gotten many comments but i dont think most know these exist.

chris - 10/18/2017


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Jeep Cherokee

Product is well made. Bolt hole clearance was very tight and made it a real challenge to line up on my Cherokee. Also had to remove front bumper to install the 2 front bolts and plates. 468818

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I don't have it installed yet but I am impressed with the quality and workmanship of this hitch. Instruction are prcise and easy to undertand. I will be buying additional product from you in the near future... 19180

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2000 Jeep Cherokee

I chose Draw-tite because they are built very well and this one is no different. The welds are done well and I have no fear that this product will serve me well. The install wasnt to bad for a DIY type like me and the fit was excellent, only took a few hours. Knowing that I can now be pulled out of a bad situation or pull someone else out is comforting with the help of a hitch mounted winch. The Price was right and etrailer shipped it out fast although packing could use a smaller box . Oh yeah, UPS sure tested the toughness of this receiver ! . Great product and great service from etrailer 456391

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1996 Jeep Cherokee

Hitch went on well, no missing or incorrect hardware. One bolt (RH front) was a little tricky, ended up pulling the bumper away a little to get it started, but not a big deal. Thickness of materials and welding are good. Had to notch the air dam plastic piece in three places, easily done with tin snips and a utility knife. Very happy overall. Tucks up in tight, doesn't hang down, not even noticeable. Now I have a winch mount, but even more importantly I have a really good pull point on the front, which these Cherokees lack. Would certainly recommend. 599583

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1999 Jeep Cherokee

Exactly what I was looking for at an excellent price. But above all, the shipping was unbelievably fast!! 505479

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1999 Jeep Cherokee

Bolted right up to 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport. May try a home snow plow on it at a later date. Will also use as pull point next time Jeep has a breakdown or whatever. Order processed quickly with fast shipping. Very pleased. 435782


After a year have enjoyed using the product to move my trailer around the yard and into the garage. Very precise way of moving any trailer around.

JRC - 09/25/2018


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Jeep Cherokee

Front Receiver Great product, I mounted it on the front of my Cherokee and use it with a fabricated base plate to tow my Jeep behind my motorhome, plus I also launch my boat using it. I have also mounted my motorcycle carrier on it. 2620


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  • Does the Air Dam on a 1998 Jeep Cherokee have to be Removed to Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch
  • The air dam does need to be trimmed (or removed) to install front mount trailer hitch # 65009. The skid shield, if present, would have to be removed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this hitch so you can see the installation procedure.
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  • Can Front Mount Trailer Hitch and Base Plates be Installed on 2001 Jeep Cherokee at the Same Time
  • With base plates installed on your 2001 Jeep Cherokee, # 1418-3 or # 1418-1, you will not be able to also install front mount trailer hitch # 65009. The issue is that both the base plates and the hitch install in the same place and occupy much of the same space so both cannot be installed at the same time. The same goes for Curt hitch # 31084. Neither the base plates nor front hitches are designed for or rated for being stacked or sandwiched. They are all meant to be in direct contact...
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  • Solution for 1995 Jeep Cherokee that Needs a Base Plate Kit and Front Hitch
  • We get this question pretty frequently, but you will have to pick one or the other. Or have both and only install one at a time depending on your needs at the time. The front hitch part # 65009 and the base plate kit part # 1418-1 are both confirmed as fits for your 1995 Jeep Cherokee but they use the same install location and holes on your vehicle frame so they can't "peacefully coexist" together. The installation for both is pretty easy though so if you aren't opposed to it, you...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • For a base plate kit for your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee you would want the part # 1411-2 as it has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the bulb...
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  • What Size Holes Need to be Drilled to Install Curt Front Hitch # 31084 and Draw-Tite # 65009
  • For the Curt front mount trailer hitch, you will need to drill two 17/32 inch holes in the bottom of the frame rails. There should not be anything inside the frame rail so you should not worry about punching through with the drill. Take a look at the instructions link I have provided for you. The Draw-Tite hitch # 65009 requires a 1/2 inch hole. I have included a link to the instructions for it as well.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Receiver Part # 65009
  • Draw-tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch are all part of a larger parent company, Cequent. The hitches are marketed under different brand names and for the most part are essentially the same usually. That being said, there are times when one of the name brands is manufactured in house and another may be outsourced for manufacture or there may be a small design difference between the parts. This is the reason for pricing differences on the different brands.
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  • Recommendations for Towing a 1998 Jeep Cherokee behind a Motorhome
  • For towing your 1998 Jeep Cherokee behind your motor home you would want Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1418-1. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 65009, is the correct front mount hitch for your Jeep, but it would not be the correct attachment point for towing your Jeep with your motor home. You would want to use a base plate kit like I recommended above. You will also need the following to complete your tow setup: RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow...
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  • How to Find the Flat Towing Procedure and Parts Needed for a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Take a look in your owner's manual for a recreational towing section or in emergency towing to determine the proper procedure/gear that your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee needs to be in for flat towing. I can only go back to 2004 online so I cannot check the 1997 model year but I can tell you all the parts you will need. First, you will need base plates for the Jeep. If you want removable base plates (so they are not easily noticeable at the front of the vehicle when not towing it) I recommend...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1998 Jeep Cherokee Behind RV
  • Yes, the same part numbers you found for flat towing a Jeep Cherokee would be what you'd need for your 1998 Jeep Cherokee as well. Here's the same list of parts: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX1117 Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar, # BX7365 Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit, # BX8869 Blue Ox 4-Wire, Coiled Electrical Cord, # BX8861 Blue Ox Patriot II Braking System, # BRK2016
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