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

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

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65048 - 9000 lbs Line Pull Draw-Tite Custom Fit Hitch
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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 65048 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 - 65048

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.

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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.

65048 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 65010

65048 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 65048 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1997 - 2006 Jeep TJ

1987 - 2003 Jeep Wrangler

1987 - 1995 Jeep YJ

2004 - 2006 Jeep Wrangler including Unlimited

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65048

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (5 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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2002 Jeep Wrangler

Front hitch was received in a timely manner. The Hitch itself does not line up with the bumper of my 2002 Jeep Wrangler X. It is close but no cigar. Will have to make some type of adjustment to align the bolts. This I thought was a bolt on installation. Disappointed but will keep the hitch. Hitch is to be used to move trailers and to mount winch that can be used on the front or rear of wrangler. 424204

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1997 Jeep Wrangler

Received this hitch yesterday. Bolted up to my 97 Wrangle with no problems. Fit and finish is perfect. I plan to use it mainly with an aluminum hitch hauler for some extra cargo carrying space. This thing is very solid and well built. The recovery hooks are a nice extra feature. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a front mount hitch. 324492

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2003 Jeep Wrangler

Fast delivery and easy installation 512703

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2002 Jeep Wrangler

Fit great easy install... etrailer.com was beyond excellent 178555

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1998 Jeep Wrangler

Front Drawtite hitch for Jeep Wrangler I ordered the Drawtite front hitch for my 1989 Jeep Wrangler and a hitch cover with a flag design. The product arrived promptly and the hitch went on quickly. The instructions provided by Drawtite were adequate, but the video posted by etrailer was excellent. I installed the hitch in about 30 minutes. The hitch cover was broken when I opened the box, but etrailer promptly sent out a replacement. I will definitely do business with etrailer again. 4139


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  • Recommended Front Hitch for a 1995 Jeep YJ
  • I have a solution for your Jeep YJ but it isn't the Curt front hitch # C31028 you were looking at. I don't show that as being a fit for your model. I would instead recommend the Draw-Tite # 65048 front mount hitch for your 1995 Jeep YJ. The Draw-Tite hitch will have a 2 inch receiver and 300lbs of vert pull and 9,000lbs of line pull. This will install on top of your bumper, I've linked the instructions to this page for your convenience. There is a Curt branded front hitch # 31408...
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  • Front Mounted Receiver Hitch That Mounts Under Bumper for 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ
  • We've got what you're looking for. The Curt Front Mount Hitch Receiver, part # C31028 mounts to the undersides of the frame members at the front of your Jeep so that the receiver opening is located under the front bumper, as you can see in the photo I've provided. If you need the front receiver to provide an attachment point for something fairly heavy like a snow plow, I'd also recommend the Timbren # TJFTJ springs which fit 4x4 models only. The Timbrens prevent the front end from sagging...
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  • Installation Position of Front Mount Hitch On a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited TJ
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch, # 65048, will mount on the top of the bumper on your 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited TJ. I have linked the installation instructions and an installation video for you to review. You will need to remove the plastic shield, OEM tow hooks, and upper bumper bolts, to install this hitch. You may also be interested in the HighRock 4x4 Hitch Mounted Tow Strap Loop, # B4292201.
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  • Picture Request of a Front Mount Hitch Installed on a 1997 Jeep Wrangler
  • I attached a picture of the Curt Front Hitch part # C31028 installed on a similar Jeep Wrangler as your 1997 model. I also attached a set of installation instructions for you to check out that are very detailed. The hitch mounts through holes on the frame. Some of them are already there and some have to be drilled. I also attached a picture of the Draw Tite Hitch part # 65048 installed as well as installation instructions.
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  • How Does the Draw-Tite Front Hitch # 65048 Install on a 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ
  • To install the Front Hitch part # 65048 on your 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ you will use one of the holes on the bumper and then also use one of the sway bar bushing bolt holes. Check out the picture I attached for more info. I also attached a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Dimensions of the Draw-Tite Front Hitch 65048 for a Jeep CJ-5
  • I went out to our warehouse for you and measured the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65048. The actual cross tube is 28-1/4" long. The bolt holes are 31" apart on center and the outside to outside flange measurement is 33" long. I have attached a photo to assist. Unfortunately, I don't have any advice for using the above with a brush guard as we do not recommend doing so because as you mentioned, they mount in the same location. However, if you want to use longer...
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  • Is Draw-Tite 65048 Front Mount Hitch A Fit For 1991 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount trailer hitch part # 65048 is a designed to fit the 1991 Jeep Wrangler. The installation does not require drilling but does require some minor fascia trimming to the front of the Jeep. The only reason the hitch would not fit the Jeep is if the Jeep has a tube style bumper. I have attached an example of what a tube style bumper looks like. There are currently not any front mount hitches available for Jeeps with tube style bumpers because there is not a proper place...
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  • Compatibility of Front Hitch on a 2004 Jeep Wrangler with Mountain Package
  • I looked up the Mountain addition for your vehicle and it didn't mention if it had an aftermarket bumper but it did state fog lights which may be an issue for mounting the Draw-Tite # 65048 hitch. Because these hitches are tested with the vehicle's base model and not all the trim packages, I would take a look at the instructions for the # 65048 and the Curt # C31028. These two carry the same capacity but mount in two different ways, you may have luck in one or the other. If you do...
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  • Can a Tow Bar be Bolted to a Front Hitch to Flat Tow a 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  • To flat tow your 2002 Jeep Wrangler you would need to have base plates installed. A front hitch is not rated for this application. If your Jeep has a double tube bumper or U-channel bumper and does NOT have front leaf spring suspension you can use Roadmaster base plates # RM-521424-4. If you have a different bumper and/or front suspension let me know. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Falcon All Terrain # RM-522. This is a non-binding tow bar meaning you won't have to be perfectly...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Options for a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
  • There are a couple of options for a front mount receiver for the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 depending on the cab size. If the truck does not have a Mega Cab, use CURT Front Mount Receiver, # 31320. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. Please note, if you have a Sport model, non-Mega Cab, you will also need a spacer kit, # 31320-SK. If the truck does have a Mega Cab you will need CURT Front Mount Receiver, # C31017. I have included a link to the installation instructions...
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  • Weight Ratings of Draw-Tite Front Mount Receiver Part # 65048
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mounted Receiver, part # 65048 has a GTW (gross trailer weight) rating of 3000 lbs, a straight line pull of 9,000 lbs and a vertical load capacity (maximum amount of weight that can be suspended from receiver) of 300 lbs. To view the installation instructions or an installation video, click the provided link.
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Info for this part was:

Expert Research:
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Updated by:
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