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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 65078 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 - 65078

  • Draw-Tite
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 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.



65078 Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Replaces 65068

Installation Details 65078 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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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 Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Today, 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 we're going to be taking a look at. I'm going to show you how to install a drop type, front mount, trailer hitch receiver.This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. As you can see, the cross tube is completely hidden behind the bumper fascia. The only thing here we can see, is going to be our receiver tube.This front mount hitch is going to have a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening. It's going to have a reinforced collar to give it a little extra stability on the receiver tube. Hitch pin hole, which is this hole here.

It's going to be 5/8" inch in diameter. It takes a standard 5/8" hitch pin and clip. It does not come with the hitch, however it can be found here at etrailer.com.This whole here, this is for a j-pin stabilization device only. And what that does is takes the shake and play out of any of your hitch mount accessories you may need. Or may use.This hitch is going to have a nice powder coat finish, that's going to resist any rust or corrosion.As far as our weight capacities go, we're going to have a 500 pound max ton weight, which is the downward pressure inside of the receiver tube.

And a 9,000 pound straight line pull, which is straight off the hitch.Now I always recommend checking the owners manual to make sure the front axle can handle that amount of weight. You always want to go with the lowest number between the gross front axle weight of the vehicle, and the hitch.This hitch is going to work great for any of your front mounted hitch accessories you may need. Cargo carriers, spare tire holder, even plows or winches.Now let's give you a few measurements to help you in deciding on any hitch mount accessories you may need.From the ground to the top inner most part of the receiver tube, it's going to be about 17 inches.Now let's show you how to get this installed.When you have your vehicle in a level room. Then we're going to measure to the center of our tow hook. Which is where our bolt runs though.And what we're going to do, is we're going to transfer that, right here, to the center of our plate.

Once you find that mark, we're going to come down, there's some tracks 3-5/8". And mark is going to be right here.So from that, we're going to measure up 3-1/4". That will be the top of our cut out. And then from the center we're going to measure out, each side, 1-5/8".So you can see what I did. I made the square with some tape.

I double checked my measurements, which I suggest doing because I had to move mine just a little bit, once I look at it again it looked like I was off one way just a little bit more than the other. I just remeasured, got my square. Used the tape to draw my square. That's what I'll be cutting out.Now our directions don't tell us to take off our license plate holder here. They are riveted in. The problem is our fascia behind it Our hitch has to come through it. So what we're going to do is we're going to drill a hole in each corner of this. We're going to go all the way through the fascia, so when we take this off it's going to give us a square in our fascia where we need to cut out.So if you notice, our fascia kind of dips down right here. When you're doing this bottom row, when you get this in you're going to feel it kind of move. Pull it back out. Hold it steady so you can get a straight hole in. If you don't you're going to go off to the side or it's going to go up or way down low.To get our license plate holder removed, I'm actually going to drill out the center of each rivet.What I did was I just taped off my square again. Take my dremel tool, and I'll cut right along the line. Now we can take utility knife and clean up all of our burrs.Next, we're going to have two bolts we need to remove on each side of the vehicle. One is going to be this bottom one. The other one is this on here, holding your tow hook in place. This will be reinstalled, we just need to take it out to get our hitch into place.Use an 18 mm socket to remove both of those. The top one is going to have a nut on one side, it's going to be a bolt that goes all the way through the frame rail and has a nut on the other side. And this one just bolts up through the bottom of the tow hook.Once you get your lower bolt out, slide your top one out. I'm actually just going to leave my tow hooks sit there. If you don't feel comfortable with it sitting there you can pull it out, just stick it back in when you throw your hitch up.I'm going to take carriage bolt, space block, pull wire. I'm going to thread on our bolt and spacer block onto our pull wire. We're going to go through this large hole, bolt first. Then spacer block, and pull it back down like that.You're going to do that same thing on the other side.In our instructions it tells us to lift it straight up, into position. Except we can't do that. There's a metal bracket on the back of our fascia. There's a bar that runs right across here. And it's hard to get our hitch to go in and up, with this bracket. It's kind of hard to flex it. What I'm going to try to do, I'm going to move this first, so I don't damage it. I just pop the plastic clips off and I get it up, out of the way. Going to stick up here somewhere so we don't pinch it when we get our hitch in.I'm going to try and get my wedge my hitch in, so I can get it into place. We'll have to see where we can go. There's not a whole lot of movement here so, let's try and see what we can do.There we go. Like that. Get our pull wires through the corresponding holes in the hitch. Bolts through, down like that. If you find your bolt goes up into the hole, pull your tow hook out and you can reach inside that frame rail.What it is, is this bar that runs across here goes all the way through there and that bolt might get stuck underneath it. You can just reach up there and grab it. Slide your tow hook back into place.We're going to put our small bolt in. The small bolt's going to go through the bottom, into this little hole. So you need to line up that hole with this front hole on the hitch. Then go ahead and put the same one in on the other side. And if you notice, our hitch is not sitting flat, even though we don't have it completely tight, our hitch is not sitting flat and I can't push it up any more. Well what it is, is I need to come down just a little bit more right here, because the bottom of our hitch is pushing down, and the top is pushing up on the top of it.So I'm going to trim this out, just a little bit more down here. And it should allow the tongue of my hitch, or the receiver side of my hitch to fall down, bringing the back of it up.Remove your pull wire. And we're going to put on inaudible 00:07:32 the washer and make sure the teeth are facing up towards the hitch. And a nut. And we're going to take the bolt that we removed in the beginning. Once you get your bolt in, you want to make sure going form the inside out and you want to go through your tow hook.Next we're going to tighten and torque all of our hardware to the specifications in the instructions. And as far as our wiring, you can see it's kind of tight there in our inaudible 00:08:00, we're not going to be able to get it on. So I'm going to take a long zip tie, I'm going to zip tie it right to my hitch. That'll keep it from bouncing around, causing damage to it.That'll do it for a look at an instillation on a drop type, front bump trailer hitch receiver on our 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65078

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (56 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.

- 65078
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2016 GMC Sierra

Quality hitch and the excellent service all the way around I'm used to getting from etrailer over the years. Installed on my 2016 Sierra Denali 2500HD, note instructions say on first line down that it does not fit the Denali trim due to extensive fascia cutting required; actually it was quite simple with the aid of a 4-1/2" cutoff disk and a sawzall. Installation is much easier with two people. See attached pics for actual material removed, note the lower fascia need not be cut for the hitch to fit through the hole. Maybe more work to install than the Curt hitch, but well worth the additional ground clearance. 613935


Comments
One year later review: no changes to my original review, this hitch is rock solid! Have used it several times now to mount my Honda Grom while pulling the trailer while RVing off the back - very nice, quality product - O
Oren S - 03/25/2020

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I use this hitch for a 12,500lbs winch on a 2500hd diesel. Ive ran it through alot and it hasn't faltered. Very useful addition for anyone with a removable winch. 732645



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Have not installed the front hitch yet but it arrived ij good condition and very fast. 615389



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Used to haul kayaks when towing fifth wheel, I had same set up on a older truck it works good. I have hauled this way thousands of miles it works very well. 643065



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2013 GMC Sierra

Just finished install, by myself. Actual install about 15 min. after finding my tools etc... Fit and installation was a breeze, only shed a few drops of blood when the guide wires for feeding the interior bolts came off and poked my fingers. This is actually a record for me, I usually injure myself anytime I do anything! 522559



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Good hitch and fit. Here are some suggestions on installation. 1. Be sure to watch the etrailer video on installation. 2. Without the front license plate holder, it is a little more difficult to locate the bottom cut due to the angle of the bumper surface. Be sure the measurements are made in a vertical plane. (I used a level). 3. It is easiest to just remove the tow hooks completely and then reinstall. 4. I needed to make the bottom cut a little lower to give clearance to the receiver when rotating the hitch into place. 5. To help position the hitch when aligning bolts, I suggest putting a light weight drawbar into the receiver to use as a handle as soon as the receiver is through the bumper cut. 666415



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Excellent well built receiver. The instructions however are a little misleading. The instructions refer to “Trimming the Facia” which sounds like a simple procedure when you actually must saw a square hole in the steel bumper. It takes some effort and know how. I wouldn’t attempt to install it if I didn’t have the proper tools and the ability to make things fit that don’t want to fit. Ask if I’d do it again? Most definitely. 560362


Comments
Just fine
Pete - 08/31/2019

60642

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado

This is a review of the installation of Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch, part 65078, on a 2016 Silverado HD2500 4X4. This vehicle has a wind damper that needs to be loosened prior to the hitch being be positioned for installation. That was the biggest pain in the neck, but once I figured it out the installation, per instructions, was a snap. I'm very happy with this hitch. 561263



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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Part #65078, C hevy front hitch.Husband just installed it. Biggest problem he had was note number 4, measure 3-1/4" up from the bottom of fascia cut. Did not understand the 3 1/4" measurement, if it was supposed to be the angle or straight vertical from the ground. Guess after cutting the hole on the vertical 3 1/4 measurement appeared to make the hole a little big. Other than that, the item is great, it looks nice, it looked very well built. I have just today used it and it seemed to work just fine. He did make my own license plate holder and it looked just fine for the height of the receiver. 614530



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At first I thought I bit off more than I could chew in installing the hitch but your video on how to do it was excellent, I am extremely satisfied with the product and the fit on my truck. Will do it on my next truck, if and when I get one. Great ground clearance and plan on getting a winch for it. 522666



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Front hitch mount for a surf fishing platform or the bike rack. Fast, easy install. did require cutting facia for install but I knew that from the video instructions from etrailer prior to purchase. I chose this mount over the under facia mount for additional ground clearance and manufactured a new license plate holder. Total install time under 2 hours including a custom plate holder (relocated just above the hitch). etrailer has been my choice for hitch and trailer / truck parts. The service, expert advise and detailed instruction they provide is top shelf. Did I mention fast free shipping? Faster than my auto parts supplier. I have used etrailer for friends and family hitch needs also, I have never had a problem with my orders. 662402



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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Here are some pics of our install. We made the 2" part and used the factory license holder...works good..Thanks for the great, quick service and the great price. I will buy everything I need from you guys...Thanks 506318



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2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Ordered front receiver from etrailer and received producy very quickly . I will be using receiver for surf fishing rack. I would recommend having a helper for installation. This receiver from drawtite # 65078 fit my 2019 Silverado 2500 perfectly 637199



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Absolutely great product. Fits really well and is very sturdy and solid. 658938



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The front receiver fit my truck perfectly. With your simple instruction I installed the unit in less than 2 hours. Thank for something that fit. 638266



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2013 GMC Sierra

Got the front mount hitch 65078 on time. Installed the next day. Installed in less that 2 hours on my 2013 GMC Sierra 2500. Was a perfect but very close/tight fit. Some bolts were a challenge to get in but all went in without any modifications. 543481


Comments
Installed relatively easily but ended up selling the truck before I used it.
Ronald - 07/19/2019

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Chevrolet

Solid hitch. Have it mounted with a 12k winch and it doesn't move. Install wasn't super easy. Too many components that you will have to wrangle the put the hitch in the proper place for bolt mounts. Doing this alone would be a struggle and in the end i had to lift the truck to create space to insert the hitch. Only thing i would mention is due to the location you WILL have to cut through you front fascia plastic. May depend on the vehicle. TL;DR: 2015 chevy 3500HD gas SRW: Needed 2 people, a lift and sawzall to mount But the hitch is bomber. 610917



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2011 GMC Sierra

Excellent fit. Installation was a snap. I really love the videos on your site showing how to install your products. 792740



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Product arrived sooner than expected and in good shape. Then video you have on this hitch is excellent. The presenter was very professional. One problem I did have was getting the last bolt to line up. 1/8 " off. That is alot when working under a truck with very few options. I had to use a small jack to tork the hitch into place. All in all thinks went as expected. 789655



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This was bought as a gift for me. it was not the right fit for my truck. 785070



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I received my drawtite front hitch for my 2015 GMC SIERRA 3500 HD PICKUP. I haven’t installed it yet. I got here in 3 days and it was packaged well. I will be using it for plowing snow with my 7 foot Snow Sport plow. I have had my plow for 5 years using it on my 99 GMC SIERRA 2500. Works very well. 774820



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Product was as described. Fast shipping. Would definitely recommend to others. 757153



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I love you guys so much ships fast and I never have an issue with any my orders. Your prices are great too. Thanks for great customer service. 756274



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Excellent product. Installed on a 2019 GMC HD3500 Denali. Required some cutting of the plastic and the sheet metal immediately behind the stock license plate location but the hitch fit very well and looks quite nice when completed. Requires some bending of top and bottom edges of the sheet metal in order to fit it through the 3.5" opening. Installs at a much more useable height than the Curt version. Used the Curt C31002 license plate holder and drilled an additional hole for the pin position so that the license plate does not stick out so far. 748867



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Works great 738467


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    I do have a solution for you, but unfortunately there are no bull bar/grille guard options out there that also utilize a front mount hitch for your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. I believe that you were looking at the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31071 which has a drop so that the receiver sits under the front fascia on your Silverado. Draw-Tite actually offers a front mount receiver as well which does not reduce the ground clearance for your truck. To install the part...
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  • Recommended Electric Winch and Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65078 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500. This hitch is rated for 9000 lbs line pull as you stated and a trailer weight of 5,000 lbs. If you were to use an electric winch like the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs # BDW10039, then the maximum line pull is 12,000 lbs for a static load or 120,000 lbs for a rolling load. That is the maximum pull...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Hitch # 65078 Fit 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65078 is confirmed to fit your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with the diesel engine. We have verified this with the manufacturer. As you mentioned in your question, the 2" receiver will protrude through the truck's lower fascia so it maintains your existing ground clearance dimension. You can certainly use the hitch to maneuver a trailer around the garage like you described. This is a fairly common application even though winch mounts or snow...
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  • Front Mounted Receiver for 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali Diesel
    We do have a front mounted receiver option that would work for your truck, but the Draw-Tite # 65078 isn't a good fit for the Denali trim. The Denali front clip is different than the other trim levels, and in order to install the hitch major surgery would need to be preformed on the front fascia. Major enough that Draw-Tite states that it isn't a fit. The Curt # C31071 however, is a confirmed fit because the receiver tube is designed to exit below the fascia. I've provided a photo...
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  • Can Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali
    It sounds like you've already seen that the Draw-Tite front mount hitch, part # 65078, isn't confirmed to fit your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 because of the Denali trim package. I tried to determine exactly how much fascia trimming is needed to see if it could be done with enough modification but I didn't have a lot of luck. I can tell you that the receiver tube comes out from behind your front license plate. The cut out on non-Denali models needs to be 3-1/4 by 3-1/4 inches square and...
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  • How Far Out From Front Bumper Does Draw Tite Hitch # 65078 Stick Out on 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65078 Fit a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali
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  • Front Hitch and Snow Plow Recommendation for Front of 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    I have a great solution for but there isn't a way to mount both a front mount hitch and separate winch mount so what you'd want to do is use a front hitch mounted plow like the K2 # K2AVAL8219 with the front hitch part # 65078 that you referenced and you'd be set. I attached an install video for the front hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
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    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65078 you asked about is a confirmed fit for the 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 including the Cab and Chassis version. This hitch is also compatible with the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset for 2" Trailer Hitches # 63201, which I recommend for noise reduction and stability.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 GMC Sierra 3500
    Well Draw Tite has installed the front mount hitch, part # 65078, on a 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 like yours to know that it would fit properly so they could list it as a confirmed fit. We have sold several of these hitches and haven't had an issue yet with someone not being able to install it.
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  • Do the Tow Hooks On a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 Need To Be Removed To Install a Front Mount Hitch
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  • Can I Install An Extender On the Front Hitch For a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
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