1. Front Receiver Hitch
  2. Draw-Tite
  3. Front Mount Hitch
  4. 9000 lbs Line Pull
  5. Custom Fit Hitch
  6. 500 lbs Vert Load
Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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

Item # 65043
lowest price pledge
Retail:$211.05
Our Price: $150.06
You Save: $60.99
Front Receiver Hitch

Will this fit?

To see if this custom-fit item will work for you please tell us what vehicle you'll use it with.

This item qualifies for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 37 lbs
Quantity: 
In Stock
Draw-Tite 2 Inch Hitch Front Receiver Hitch - 65043
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

Videos

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 receiver hitch part number 65043 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 Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (80)
  • Q & A (14)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Draw-Tite Front Receiver Hitch - 65043

  • Draw-Tite
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

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


Features:

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




65043 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 65043 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



California residents: click here



Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65043

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (80 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.

- 65043
by:
2004 Ford F-150

I have not installed this hitch yet, but wanted to tell everyone that etrailer.com is the best!! After ordering the hitch, their web page told me it was going to be a week for delivery which was fine. Then I received a call from an etrailer.com representative and they told me that they just sold the last one that was in stock and it was possibly going to be a 2 week delivery. Kind of a bummer, but good customer service. The next day I received an email stating that the item had shipped and a couple days later I received it a day eailer then originally promised. Not sure how they did it, but they went the extra mile to get me my hitch by the original promised date. etrailer.com is the BEST! 691284



- 65043
by:
2008 Ford F-150

Easy to install only complaint is the picture on the instructions are hard to see. Other than that real happy with it. 600178



- 65043
by:
2006 Ford F-150

I found the box waiting on my front porch when I got home. Called my favorite body "mechanic" to ask if he could install it for me. He said he'd never done one before but 'Shure, bring it up, how hard can it be? He opened the box and well contained bag of parts, read the instructions and within 25 or 30 minuets it was done. In the "old days" a front end receiver would have been hours, with lots of "expressive" remarks and more to color the air. This receiver hitch will allow us to tote my wheel chair and my camper at the same time. Thanks for coming up with the solution to my problem. Sorry about no pictures, yet. Pepe Ray 561968



- 65043
by:
2008 Ford F-150

Took about an hour to install. Floor jack is easier than a helping hand. All bolts were taped to hitch, because shipping was not very easy on the box. Have bought several products from here, have not been disappointed with any of them. 414465



- 65043
by:

I purchased this about a year ago. Checkout and Shipping was quick and accurate. No issues at all with the product showing up in good condition with all the pieces. Was able to install by myself in about 10 minutes. I have traveled across country twice now with a double bike rack attached to this hitch. Nothing has shifted, moved, or loosened since the install and trust me i take my truck off road. Very Pleased. 635987



- 65043
by:
2006 Lincoln Mark LT

This is one of many Draw Tite brand receiver hitches I have owned. They have all fit well and have quality hardware included. I have never had a problem installing or using them. This one is for the front of my Lincoln Mark LT (Ford F150) , it has an upper and lower mounting option. I used the upper position to maintain ground clearance, which required a 1" notch to be removed from the front valance. A very minor complaint is that the instructions were so lightly printed I couldn't see the install figures. A quick look online showed everything. Having a front hitch makes maneuvering my travel trailer into its very tight storage spot a simple and safe process. etrailer is a great source of quality items. 602945



- 65043
by:
2007 Ford F-150

Easy to install, (30 min) built strong. 690748



- 65043
by:
2006 Ford F-150

When I got this, it had punched through the box and UPS had to repackage it. But the parts were tight around the receiver, and not affected. Plus the hitch is well constructed and suffered nada from the issue. Don't know if it affected anything near it. I was worried about it interfering with the OEM transmission cooler. But I shouldn't have. This really does fit the 2006 F150 FX4 Off Road model. I installed it myself. Left the wheels on the ground. I used a small hydraulic jack to lift the hitch into place. Hitch balanced nicely on it. I may yet cut the facia to raise it a bit, or get the skid plate insert for the receiver. Not sure. Found this video while looking to make sure of the torque needed for the final setting of the bolts. In fact, the only thing I would suggest is you include the torque setting in the writeup for the video. Also, make sure the bolts for the small square holes go in last. You need to be able to move the hitch a bit to line up the sleeves for the front holes. Once they are in, the rest is a piece of cake. I'm really happy to find this hitch. I had been told by a local dealer that installing a front hitch would require removal of the truck's OEM towing rings. Not so! This fits perfectly! 22419



- 65043
by:
2008 Ford F-150

Excellent product very well made. I installed on the highest setting for maximum ground clearance on a 2008 F150 2wd with a 2 1/2 level kit on the front. 470323



- 65043
by:
2012 Ford F-150

The product works great. Installed by myself on my back in 10 min. perfect fit. Got the hitch for my 12,000 lb winch. 2006 F150 with a 3 inch leveling kit. 73088



- 65043
by:

Prompt deliver. Easy thirty minute installation by myself after watching video. I hung it by rear bolts and rotated into position. I use it for aircraft tow bar. 877840



- 65043
by:

The installation was as good as advertised if not better. I will be able to park my pontoon boat in a tight spot as I am unable to back it in. I will also be able to maneuver my log splitter since I can’t see it when backing. 875931



- 65043
by:
2006 Ford F-150

Sturdy design, and it was great to preview an installation video before doing the work. I used the lower set of mounting holes to gain more clearance. I would recommend installing the rear bolts (closer to the engine) first, and using a floor jack to lift the front (receiver) into proper position. Total install time, including cutting "facia" or front spoiler to fit: 1.5 hours. 868281



- 65043
by:

It makes backing trailers in tight spaces a snap. One of my smarter moves. 857754



- 65043
by:

Hitch fit perfectly no modifications needed. Excellent customer service as well. Great company to buy from. 776818



- 65043
by:

Works great for my snow plow Love it 756119



- 65043
by:

Great product, easy to install. Installed product on a customer vehicle and was very happy with it. Not the first one to install, for a customer and will not be the last. Thank you for a great product, and the help is great when it is needed. 747532



- 65043
by:

I have a difficult spot to back my trailer into, next to the house and around a corner. With the front hitch, I can put it there on the first try and within an inch of the exact spot I shoot for. As an added bonus, I can take a small motorcycle along on the front of the truck while puling my camper. Perfect. PS--Wear safety glasses when working under an older vehicle or you will get rust and dirt in your eyes. 746177



- 65043
by:
2004 Ford F-150

The fitment of this product was perfect on my 2004 Ford F-150. Came with all hardware and had it installed in less than 30 Minutes 735823



- 65043
by:

Easier than expected to mount im high clearance position. Holds my DR200 well, didn’t go for a drive, but it is very secure and well engineered mounting hardware. Very impressed so far... 730572



- 65043
by:

The product works well, the main problem I found was it's so low to the ground it drags on existing some parking lots. It would be better to try to make it higher from the ground if possible. 725829



- 65043
by:

Speedy delivery and a solid product! 725780



- 65043
by:

First I want to think Ashley for all the professional service and product knowledge . The 65043 hitch rates a five star rating . The shipping was two days from Wentzville, Mo. to Smyrna Ga. and the Tracking service was just as great . Fee shipping ( Great ) .I would ask for one thing , on you instructions, maybe add a sheet with a larger, darker items . I will be glad to recommend my friends to etrailer . [Thumbs up] 717899



- 65043
by:

I received the hitch yesterday. The box had been taped up but the hitch was just fine. I installed it this morning. I used the floor jack to hold it in place and crawled underneath while my wife handed me the parts. Took about 30 minutes to get all the stuff together in about 30 minutes to install it. 715338



- 65043
by:
2007 Ford F-150

The tow bar is exactly what I ordered, BUT the packing was awful. There are 2 large holes with the ends of the hitch that attaches to the truck sticking out. The UPS driver suggested not accepting the package to my wife or letting me decide when I got home if we I should return the delivery tomorrow. Both ends has the paint scraped off but since that part bolts up under the truck I decided to keep it & just spray some paint on the bare metal. I have been very pleased over the years with your service & will remain a future customer. 700067


33
90
Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Front Receiver Hitch

  • Front Mounted Hitch Distance From Hitch Pin Hole to Bumper on 2006 Ford F-150
    When we test fit the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65043 on a 2006 Ford F-150 we did not take the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the front of the bumper. However, I did add a photo for you which shows the hitch installed on a '06 F-150 and based on this and what Draw-Tite said, you can be confident that it is 2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the edge of the front bumper, and a bike rack that has 7-1/2 inches of clearance will not have any problems working...
    view full answer...
  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2005 Ford F-150
    For your 2005 Ford F-150 the Draw Tite hitch part # 65043 is a confirmed fit and has a 9k weight capacity so it would easily work with your 2,500 lb trailer.
    view full answer...
  • How to Determine Ground Clearance with Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installed on a 2007 Ford F-150
    The alternative mounting pattern for front mount hitch # 65043 on the 2007 Ford F-150 will still only place the top of the receiver tube directly below the front bumper rather than an inch or so below it. If you park your truck on level ground then measure from the ground to the bottom of the bumper and subtract 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches those are the approximate locations of the bottom of the receiver on the hitch. I have included links to the installation details and a video showing a typical...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Flat Towing System for 2004 Ford F-150
    To tow a vehicle, you cannot simply connect a rear bumper to a front bumper. That would not allow for the movement needed to safely tow the vehicle. So the front mounted hitch # 65043 while a confirmed fit for your 2004 F-150, is not what you need for this application. What you will need is a towbar and baseplates for the actual connection. I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 495-1A and then the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch -...
    view full answer...
  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Expedition
    For a front mount hitch for your 2003 Ford Expedition you would want the Curt hitch part # 31352 and not the # 65043 that you referenced as the Curt has been designed to fit your vehicle and the # 65043 has not. I attached an install video that shows how the # 31352 will install. You will need to use all three mounting holes. 4 of the holes will be behind tow hooks so that is why you may think you only have two holes.
    view full answer...
  • Overall Width of Draw Tite Hitch # 65043
    The outside to outside overall length of the Draw Tite hitch part # 65043 that you referenced is 29-1/8 inches.
    view full answer...
  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-150
    For your 2017 Ford F-150 4 wheel drive we do have the Curt front hitch part # C31083 that's a confirmed fit and would work well. It has a 9,000 lb line pull rating and a 500 lb vertical load limit as well.
    view full answer...
  • Will Installing Front Mount Hitch On 2005 Ford F-150 STX 2WD Interfere With Transmission Cooler
    No, installing the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 65043 or the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 31352 will not interfere with the OEM transmission cooler on your 2005 Ford F-150 STX. The only way that you transmission cooler would be affected is if you had something installed on the front-mount hitch that was directly blocking air flow to the transmission cooler. If you have an aftermarket transmission cooler, part # 65043 interfering with it would depend...
    view full answer...
  • How to Carry Canoe on 2004 Ford F-150 Towing Coachmen Trailer Trailer
    Most of the Coachmen Apex travel trailers shown on their website include several common rooftop features like antennas, air conditioners, ducts and vents. The AC units tend to be fairly tall, most about 12- to 15-inches, and racks made for trailer roofs, like # RA-28, are not tall enough to clear these. Apart from that you have the matter of getting the canoe about 9 or 10 feet in the air! I can suggest a better option; using a front hitch on your 2004 F-150 along with a load support...
    view full answer...
  • How To Measure For Ground Clearance On 2006 Ford F-150 For Front Hitch
    The Curt front hitch, part # 31352 may require trimming the plastic fascia that is attached to the bottom of a chrome bumper. If your bumper does not have that added fascia, trimming is not required. Per the attached installation video the distance form the top of the receiver to the ground is 20-1/4 inches. The Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 65043 does not require trimming the front fascia when in stalling. It does sit just a bit lower to the ground than the Curt hitch, but it does feature...
    view full answer...
  • Is Fascia Trimming Required to Install a Front Mount Receiver on a 2005 Ford F-150 4x4
    The Curt Front Mount Receiver, item # 31352, has a 9,000 Lbs. Max. Line Pull, and lower fascia trimming may be required on some models. The part that may need to be trimmed is the plastic fascia that is attached to the bottom of the chrome bumper on some models. If this plastic piece is not installed on your vehicle you will not have to trim with the Curt receiver. The Draw-Tite Front Receiver, item # 65043, for your 2005 F-150, has a 9,000 Lbs. Max. Line Pull rating also, so it is...
    view full answer...
  • Can the Snowsport Utility Plow be Used with a Grille Guard Installed
    You may be able to use the SnowSport HD Utility Plow, item # A40000HD, with a grille guard but I cannot be absolutely sure. I spoke with my contact at Agri-Cover and there are issues with some plows and trucks with grille guards depending on the width and the amount that the guard sticks out. I asked for a specific measurement for clearance of the plow and was told that the plow usually has about 6 inches of clearance to the front bumper. You would also need to keep in mind that when the...
    view full answer...
  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
    The installation instructions for Curt front mount receiver # 31352, see link, do not specify any vehicle modification for installation on your 2006 Lincoln Mark LT. But it is always possible that some trimming of an air dam or fascia may be needed on some models. We also have Draw-Tite hitch # 65043 which should not require any modification. The receiver will sit below the front fascia. I have linked videos and instructions for both hitches for you.
    view full answer...
  • Grille Guard Compatibility with Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2008 Ford F-150
    The Westin Sportsman Grille Guard # 40-2015 is not compatible with a front mounted trailer hitch but is compatible with a 2006-2008 Ford F-150. It will utilize the same mounting locations as a front mounted trailer hitch receiver, so there will be interference as they compete for the same space. You unfortunately will need to decide which is more important to you. I've attached the installation instructions as well as linked the page to your front mount hitch options so you can see...
    view full answer...




  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality front receiver hitch for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate front receiver hitch information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Video Edited:
Andrew K
Written by:
Lindsey S
Expert Research:
Michael H
Expert Research:
Reno H
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Updated by:
Laura H
Updated by:
Alexander C
Updated by:
Isabelle B

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time.