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

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

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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 65063 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 - 65063

  • Draw-Tite
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 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.


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.



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



65063 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 65063 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2018 Ram 4500

2010 - 2018 Ram 5500

2010 - 2018 Ram 2500 2 Wheel Drive

2010 - 2018 Ram 3500 2 Wheel Drive

2010 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 2WD

2010 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - 4WD

2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

2010 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 2WD

2010 - 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - 4WD

2010 - 2018 Ram 2500 4 Wheel Drive

2010 - 2018 Ram 3500 4 Wheel Drive

2010 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 4500 and 5500 Cab and Chassis



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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 - 2018 Ram 3500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 RAM 3500, we're gonna be taking a look at and I'm gonna show you how to install the Draw Tite front mount trailer hitch receiver, part number 65063. You see it's gonna have a nice, black powder coat finish that's gonna resist any rust or corrosion and it fits nicely right in the bumper of the vehicle. It's also gonna allow you to hook up a winch. It's gonna have a 9,000 pound max winch line pull, 500 pound vertical load limit, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube and a 5,000 pound gross trailer weight, which is the trailer, plus the load included. Now I always recommend checking the owner's manual to see what the front axle load limit is and you always want to go with the lowest number between the front axle or that number and the hitch number. One thing that's really nice about this hitch is you get to maintain the use of your factory tow hooks.

One thing that's gonna stick out in the edge of your receiver tube and it doesn't really come out much farther than the edge of your license plate holder.As you can see, it's gonna have a reinforced collar. It has a nice, rounded edge, so it fits with the contour of the vehicle. But the reinforced inaudible 00:01:04 going to help give it a little extra stability on the receiver tube. This hole here in the back, this is your hitch pin hole. It's gonna be 5/8" in diameter.

This front hole, it's for a J pin stabilization device only and what that does, it's gonna take the shake and play out of any of your hitch mounted accessories. Now this J pin does not come with the hitch. However, you can find it on our website. Now let me give you a few measurements to help you when decided on any hitch mount accessories you may need. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper is about 1 1/2".

From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube is 26 1/2. Now let me show you how to get this installed. First thing we want to do to start our installation, we're gonna take some painter's tape.Electrical tape will work too and we're gonna cover up, this edge of the inaudible 00:01:54. That way, our wrenches, when we're taking off our tow hooks don't scratch or dent it. We're gonna do the same thing to the other side.

Take two 18 millimeter sockets. We're gonna remove our tow hooks. We're gonna have a bolt here and then we're gonna have a nut on the inside. We're gonna have four of these on each side. We're gonna take them all out. Now, to get these two out on the inside of each one, we can't go in from the bottom to get to the nuts on the backside. So it makes it a lot easier if you have a wrench that does that. We're gonna slide it in right here, put it right onto the nuts. Just slide them out. In your kit, you're gonna have hex bolts that look like this, conical tooth washers and the nut. This is the new hardware that's gonna be going in. We're gonna install one conical tooth washer like this. It's gonna go over the top of our tow hook, through our hitch and then into the same hole.On the inside, because you're not gonna be able to see it, you're gonna take another conical tooth washer and you're gonna face the teeth towards the bracket here and then you're gonna install the nut on the backside. So we're gonna look like this when we're done. Next thing I suggest to you and you can do this in the first step if you want. I just chose to do it now. Our hitch, we're gonna have to slide through here. So if you can see, I went ahead and taped all the chrome on the edge of that entry point and I even doubled it. I went ahead and went over the top, put a second layer or third layer on top of the stuff that I already did and then what I suggest doing is taking a small piece of cardboard right here in the center and go ahead and tape it on there and you'll see why in a second. Next, we'll set our hitch into place. We're gonna take one side and we're gonna slide it in like this and we're just gonna work it over to the other side.We're gonna rest it in there like that. Next, we're gonna take our tow hook, our hex bolt and one conical tooth washer. I'm gonna start on this bottom corner down here. Just like that. Take another conical tooth washer and then our nut and go on the inside. Go ahead and do the same thing with this top corner and then the same combination of hardware on the inside. Then we'll go ahead and get our hitch lined up and then add on the rest of our hardware. So in order to get a wrench on these, because we took them out from here, our hitch is in the way. What you're gonna have to do is use a socket, a short socket and we're gonna be using a number 17. You're gonna kind of have to slide it up in there. It's gonna be a little bit hard to get to. So it might be easier if you have two people.Once you get the nut on the backside with the washer, conical tooth washer, have somebody on the outside with a drill or with a power drill that can tighten that down while you're holding this inside because you kind of have to the reach up in there. It's hard to do it just like it's hard to do it by yourself and get it in there, at least for the top one. So I suggest having a second person help you out. Next, we want to torque all our hardware to the specifications in the instructions. Once you have all your hardware tightened and torqued to the specifications in the instructions, you can go ahead and remove your tape and you're ready to go. That'll do it for the look at and installation on the Draw Tite front mount trailer hitch receiver, part number 65063 on our 2018 RAM 3500.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (259 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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The hitch was a little difficult to put on because of the tight fit inside the bumper and my old fingers. But, it did fit and looks great. Also, great being able to just put it on and not have to have a custom hitch fabricated. 693103



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2017 Ram 2500

Excellent product. Easy to install and extremely well made. Clearance with the existing bumper metal is perfect, no contact at all. Love it Sorry my truck was dirty. 663243



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Very hard to install, but not impossible. Had to cut a 13mm and a 15mm and weld them at an angle so they fit in to hold the nuts on the back side of the bumper. It took awhile, but came out great. 639572



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Dodge

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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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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2014 Ram 3500

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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The front hitch is working great! I have a Ram 3500 and pull a 43 foot fifth wheel when we travel. The hitch is for a 250 GTS Vespa we take with us. People stop and ask about the set up all the time. We love it!

John N - 08/31/2018

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2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

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


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Still working fine, no complaints

Keith J - 05/29/2016

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2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

This review is only for the quality of the product which seems to be very good and the ease of installation. I had just installed a grill removal kit on my Dodge Ram available for around $25 from another vendor, and took the grill out for easier access to the top bolts. This made the installation a lot easier. Used a magnet to place the washer on the high inside bolts and to hold the nut while I got it started by turning the bolt. The two outside bolts were easy to get to from the back side. The Lower inside bolts were probably the most difficult, started them by hand. I have a Craftsmen "open" socket wrench, where the bolts can run through the socket it is completely open on both ends and the socket plugs into/through the wrench. This seemed easier to do the holding of the nut while I turned the bolt from the outside to tighten it. There was no easy way to tighten the nuts from the inside, easily, especially the inside nuts. Very content with the product. Bolts and nuts provided seemed fine and torqued to 53lbs without issue. Would have liked to have used a bigger diameter bolt, but I was only able to fit one 12 MM (same diameter but longer) per sidelike the ones that originally held the toe hook but I could only fit one 12MM bolt per side. 455835


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Still in great shape 20,000 miles later. No issues with finish or function.

Jonathan S - 11/30/2018

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2012 Ram 2500

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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The hitch itself is very nice. The fit is perfect. BUT THE BOLTS ARE OF POOR QUALITY!! Set the torque wrench to 55 ft. lbs. as instructed. The first two we tightened stripped out. We just snugged the others to hold it in place long enough to get replacement bolt. 571317



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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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Fantastic

Mike - 09/23/2018

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Dodge Ram Pickup

I’m very pleased with the quality and installation of the Drawtite front receiver for our RAM. As others noted, the hitch is hefty and installing it by yourself not ideal. However, I did so with no issues or heavy lifting. I made a simple tool utilizing a floor jack and some studs (one ripped in half to fit in the reciever) that worked great and easily glided and held the hitch in position. I enclosed a picture. As a bonus, this receiver has the J pin hole for anti-rattle of your accessories. The J pin has worked great on our Jeep with the Drawtite hitch. Also, it isn’t mentioned but if your RAM did not come with the factory hooks (the directions assume you have the hooks) you will most likely not have the additional braces behind your bumper to handle the load this front hitch will require. Be sure you have the hook braces in addition to the standard braces. 488826



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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

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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2017 Ram 2500

Worked great for my "4 Boys FL70" over-cab boat loader installation. Pros: Fits nicely, has the load capacity I needed, and sits much higher that the under bumper units. Cons: The bolts are poor quality. One stripped while I was tightening it. Also the bolt diameter is a bit smaller than the OEM bolts. Will be upgrading mine soon. Overall I am pleased with the unit and would recommend to others who don,t need to add 499868



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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup

The GOOD: Shipped fast. Which was appreciated since I needed it fast, so when we returned from a recent trip, I could experiment with "pushing" the 28' trailer into storage instead of backing it in. The BAD: Look at the pics and you decide. Draw Tite; are you familiar with the concept of QA ? INSTALL: I put this unit on my '10 Ram 2500 by myself. An extra pair of hands would have been nice but... Remove your grill, takes about 3 min., see You Tube. This will give you great access and visibility. Ripping stuff apart is EASY! However, I (58 yrs. old/mech inclined) was able/had to put this ALL back together alone. How? Of the eight bolts involved, I think just three are the most difficult (location). The trick... USE A MAGNET MOUNTED ON A TELESCOPIC HANDLE, stick it through the front of the truck, stick the bottom of the bolt to the magnet, and gently pull it up and through the bolt hole (the threaded part of the bolt should now be sticking out the FRONT of the truck). BEFORE you started this process, you would have the entire rig loosely hanging by a couple bolts pushed in from the FRONT of the truck. In the end, all nuts will be in FRONT of the truck; providing ease of access for torquing. HARDWARE; I was concerned the hardware was gonna be crap, so before closely looking at the bolts provided, I purchased my own "graded" stuff. Turns out the bolts are graded but longer than needed;the nuts were still suspect. So I will use nuts I bought to be sure come "torque time". Considering the way (direction) I decided to install the bolts and that the ones provided are longer than necessary; I was left with a lot of bolt thread sticking out. So, I cut the heads off the class 10.9 M10-1.5x50mm bolts I bought, tapped out the OEM tow hook nuts, and put together what you see in the pic to dress up the front hitch. Hope this was a help. 516658



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

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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Thanks. I’ve loved it and it’s still going strong!

Jeff H - 08/17/2018

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2014 Ram 3500

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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Dodge Ram Pickup

Draw tire came up with the perfect fit for my Ram 3500. Ram made it pretty hard to get to the inside nuts. It took about an hour and a few choice words but it’s done. 576534



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2016 Dodge Ram Pickup

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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Still love the system. It is heavy and was troublesome getting it in and out of the truck but since getting a hoist that problem has been solved

Brian - 01/24/2018

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2013 Dodge Ram Pickup

The hitch is well made but knocking a star off for installation. I had my sons help. Removing the tow hooks is easy, but putting the hitch and bolts back in was not as east. I read the comments and got some grade 8 M12 1.75 bolts. For the install, six of the bolts lined up but for one on each side the hitch blocked a portion of the bolt hole. I used a drill to widen it just a bit, which worked on one side but not the other. I ended up using the provided bolt for the last hole. The provided bolts are just smaller in diameter than the stock bolts which raises the risk that the hitch can slide around if it has too heavy of a load. I spent about 3 hours total mostly trying to get the inside bolts and nuts on, and addressing the slightly misaligned hole. Otherwise, looks great and it’s perfect to hold my portable Superwinch. I have a 2013 Cummins RAM 2500. 551499



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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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2016 Ram 3500

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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Will serve my purposes well, well made product and as usual great customer service from etrailer 725745



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Using to mount a bike rack on the front of my truck, while pulling a travel trailer. Works as expected. 724768



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Good strong material and a perfect fit. 721151



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Perfect fit, easy to install, great price. I will buy another for my next vehicle. 720633



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2019 Ram 3500

Very pleased with the Draw-tite front hitch for my 2017 RAM 3500. Easy to install and have used through out 2019 for our RV road trips. Perfect fit, bolts right up to front of our RAM. I carry our mini golf cart on front with ramp with no issues, works perfectly for travel and camping. 718949



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Excellent product, timely delivery and easy installation. Perfect! 717525



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2018 Ram 2500

Hitch looks great without any modifications. It is a little tight to get to the bolts on the passenger side. Would recommend using an impact driver/wrench to tighten the bolts; makes quick work of tightening it in place. 714388



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Awesome product, as advertised. It was packaged neatly and delivered promptly. 714245



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I have not installed my product delivery yet but, every thing was delivered in good order and I think will work very well for my needs. Thank you for quick service and delivery. 707346



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2011 Ram 3500

Was able to put the original tow hooks back on it was easy to install except for a couple of nuts that 707300



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2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great looking hitch. I am deducting one star because the bolts included with the hitch are waaaay longer than necessary and are unusable. The longest bolts necessary for installation are maybe 1 1/2”.....the bolts included are about 2 1/2”. 703237



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The hitch arrived with all parts and in perfect condition. Installation was straight forward. Getting all the old bolts off and the new ones back on was a bit challenging but it turned out well. I'm very glad I was able to find a front-mounted hitch for my RAM 3500 and will definitely be using it for years to come. 695318



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Quick follow up on purchase one year later - Nicely engineered, easy installation, makes for much, much easier maneuvering trailers, especially in very tight spaces. Very pleased with purchase, shipping speed, price and quality. Worth every penny. 695258



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2016 Ram 5500

Great product and fast shipping 690696



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2018 Ram 3500

The bracket is wonderful and fits great. Very high quality build. The only complaint I have is the mounting hardware provided is not up to snuff. The bolts are smaller diameter than the factory ones removed. Makes me question if the tensile strength is still high enough for the recovery hooks original spec. Also, the bolts are too long. So after the nut is screwed on, a 1/2 inch of thread sticks out so a short length socket will no longer work. A deep well socket to too long to fit in there with how tight it is. Make sure you have to long handle 17mm box wrench with a spanner end "circle" or you are going to be up poop creek. 686653



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Great hitch, sturdy used for holding bike rack and small platform to carry a generator 680950



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My Draw-Tite front receiver was relatively easy to install if instructions are followed. The hitch works great and looks nice and I would recommend it to anyone needing this hitch. 680263



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Product is just fine but the installation is a tough one as access to the rear inside bolts to install washers and nuts is not possible with your hands. So you must get inventive with long reach tools to place them from about a foot away and in cramped spaces. 678918



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Product as advertised. Fairly easy to install with all of the correct hardware and instructions. Good solid product. 677842



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My RAM 3500 was a man's truck, but my wife can't back it for love nor money. So I put a front hitch on the truck so she could control a trailer. Then I didn't get yelled at for having big trucks and big trailers. Now she can focus on smaller things to complain about. All trucks should come with a front receiver. 673520



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2019 Ram 3500

Well made. Properly packaged for shippi ng. 669259



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Great fit. Use it to haul long stuff. Etrailer is the best place to buy accessories 667429



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2017 Ram 2500

Shipping fast hitch looks good. 667192



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This front hitch for my 2018 Ram 2500 4x4 is very well designed and constructed. Great accessory for backing trailers into difficult places. Installation was not easy. Due to the way the truck is built makes it very difficult to get the washers and nuts in place when installing the hitch. The location is very small with little or no space to get your hands in place to start the nuts on the bolts. I used a long box end wrench with electrical tape to hold the nut in the wrench while turning the bolts with a ratchet. 663817



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It fit, works as expected 663269



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2015 Ram 3500

I installed this front hitch by myself. It was very hard to install the washers and nuts. What I did was installed the outside bolts first. They were within reach. I then put the inside washers and nuts on a telescoping magnet stick and was able to reach the bolts. I would not do this again by myself. But I was able to get it done in about 2 hours. The hardest part was getting the original bolts loose on the tow hooks. I had to put a three foot cheater on a half inch ratchet just to get them broke loose. I guess RAM didn't want them coming loose. 661987



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2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

After a year of use the hitch is holding up great! Finish is still good too. Great product. This is in a 2018 Ram 3500 dually. 660621


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  • How to Carry a Canoe While 5th Wheel Towing with a 2016 Ram 2500 4-Door
  • To carry a canoe with your 2016 Ram 2500 while also towing a 5th wheel trailer you need a front mount hitch, a roof rack, and a carrier or padding to protect your canoe. If you have the front tow hooks I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65063 because it doesn't require any drilling or fascia trimming for the installation. If you don't have the front tow hooks then I recommend the EcoHitch # 306-X7900 instead which essentially is the same thing but it comes with the...
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  • Comparing Draw Tite and Curt Front Hitches for 2018 Ram 2500
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 we have two front hitches that are confirmed as a fit. We have the Draw Tite part # 65063 which has the hitch opening much higher as it comes out of the lower bumper or we have the Curt part # C31015 which has the hitch opening underneath the front end. The second pictures shows this hitch. The best one for your application will be the one that fits your needs the best. If you are going to install a plow in the hitch like the K2 # K2AVAL8219 you'd want the Curt,...
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  • Curt vs Draw Tite Front Hitch for Motorcycle Carrier for 2017 Ram Megacab 3500
  • Follow up to my previous question... My vehicle does have tow hooks so I could go with the Draw Tite but it looks like that would place the Rage motorcycle carrier much higher than the Curt. This might worsen visibility significantly. It also seems like it would make loading the bike much more difficult. Can you give me your opinion on this? Thank you.
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  • Should Draw-Tite Front Hitch on a 2013 Ram 2500 have Bent when Carrying 2 Bikes
  • No, for that customer, Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" Item # 65063 should not have bent like that. But consider that there are more than 100 reviews on this hitch and they are overwhelmingly positive. With that said if you have reservations about this hitch there is another option; Curt front receiver # C31015. But it only fits 4-wheel drive models. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Will Front Mounted Spare Tire Carrier Have Effect on Cooling System for 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063 referenced in your question is a great option and is confirmed to fit your 2013 Dodge Ram 2500. I have included the installation details for you to review. Anytime you place something in front of the grille on your Ram truck, such as a spare tire when using a front mounted spare tire carrier like the Draw-Tite # 6715, it is going to have some kind of effect on the airflow and vehicle cooling system. However, there really should...
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  • Will Front Mount Hitch Interfere With Parking Sensors on 2018 Ram 3500?
  • There has been no information that indicates the front parking sensors of a 2018 Ram 3500 will not work with the front mounted Draw-Tite # 65063 installed. If you take a look at the photo I added you can see this hitch installed on an '18 Ram 3500. The Curt # C31067 is also a fit for your truck and we did have a customer come back and say the hitch did not interfere with the front sensors. It is possible that any accessory you might add to the hitch, such as a bike rack or winch, would...
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  • Will the Curt Front Hitch Fit a 2016 Ram 2500 with the Westin Off-Road Light Mounting Bar
  • In order to use a front mount trailer hitch on your 2016 Ram 2500 with the Westin Off-Road Light Mounting Bar part # 37-02595 you will need the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31015, not the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65063. The reason for this is that the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver mounts in the same location as the Westin Off-Road Light Mounting Bar which is why they will not work together. The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65063 is not a fit for your 2008 Dodge 3500. It will only fit 2010-2018 models. For your 2008, I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65046 which is a fit and will give you a 500 lb vertical load rating and 9,000 lbs line pull rating. I've attached an installation video to assist.
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  • Can Curt Cargo Carrier be Put Together With Shank Reversed
  • The Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 would not be able to be reversed but what you could do instead, if you do not like the rise in the shank of the Curt carrier, is use the Surco Cargo Carrier # 52018 which has a straight shank and is the same size as the Curt. This carrier would work in the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063 that fits your 2017 Ram 2500. You will need either Pin and Clip # PC3 or Anti-Rattle Lock # 63232 to secure the carrier to the hitch. Additionally,...
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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. Both the Draw-Tite # 65063 and Curt # C31015 have a 500-lb vertical load limit (akin to tongue weight). I linked install videos for both hitches, along with their written instructions, that you can review to see if one install is more appealing...
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  • Help Backing Up Travel Trailer on 2017 Ram 2500
  • Even at a short distance and going slowly, I do not recommend using a front hitch like the Draw-Tite # 65063 or Curt # C31015 on your 2017 Ram 2500 to help back up your travel trailer because your trailer's tongue weight is well over capacity and it simply would not be safe. The best option for you is a back-up camera, the Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112. This is an easy to use system that suits your needs perfectly, with the camera having a magnetic base you can attach...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier Options for 2010 Ram 2500 4 Door With 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your 2010 Ram 2500 4 door Crew Cab, I recommend starting with the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack consisting of the following: Vortex Aero Crossbars- 59" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA150B-2 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRRLKVA Custom DK Fit Kit # DK043 Then you can use the Rhino-Rack Nautic Stack Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style # RRS520 to secure the kayaks. This system is intended to have the kayaks centered between the crossbars, so if the kayak length isn't an issue...
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  • Front Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500
  • While Draw Tite hasn't officially carried over the front hitch part # 65063 for the 2018 Ram 3500 (as of December 2017) we had a customer come back and state that it fit well on their 2018 Ram so we do know that it fits. I attached the picture that they sent in that shows it installed as well.
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  • Can Draw Tite Front Hitch # 65063 Fit 2018 Ram 2500 without Tow Hooks
  • I attached a picture of how the Draw Tite front hitch part # 65063 installs and it uses the tow hooks to bolt through the mounting plate of the hitch to the truck frame. Since you have the area available where the tow hooks install I'd recommend getting a set of them from a RAM dealer so that you can then install this hitch.
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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 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 Mounted Hitch That Fits a 2018 Ram 2500
  • For a front-mounted hitch that fits your 2018 Ram 2500 I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063 which is a bolt-on install and has a 2" receiver. From there you may be interested in a load extender such as the Darby # DTA944-968-924. I've added a link to our page with each of our carriers for you to take a look at.
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Front Mounted Hitch and Light Mount Bar Work Together on 2017 Ram 3500?
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063 and Westin Off-Road Light Mounting Bar # 37-02595 would not fit on your 2017 Ram 3500 at the same time. Each of these products require mounting in the same area where the factory tow hooks are present.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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