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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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  • Draw-Tite
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 500 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 65079 or order online at 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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  • Reviews (9)
  • Q & A (11)
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Draw-Tite Front Hitch - 65079

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
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design


  • 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. Technical Support

At 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.

65079 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

65079 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 65079 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2020 - 2020 Jeep Gladiator

2018 - 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler

2018 - 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

2019 - 2020 Jeep Wrangler

2019 - 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65079

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (9 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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Excellent quality and my installation contractor said all went well. 572384

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The DrawTite front hitch for my 2018 Jeep Wrangled JL arrived quickly ; it's well constructed, black glossy finish nice, fit well, all necessary fasteners included. Easy install, dimensions for trimming plastic air dam included, if you wish to reinstall it. 644255

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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

Easiest install I ever did. Fits perfectly on a Rubicon with steel bumper. Reused a couple bolts and will take an angle grinder to the removed skid plate soon. 584423

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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

Pros: fast free delivery, excellent packing, product very well finished, good fit, very easy to install. So I am satisfied with my etrailer hitch Cons: the instructions in the package were for a different product and for a different car. Thankfully I found instructions from some else on a forum that had installed one. This is the reason for the missing star. I highly recommend this product. 510103

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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler

I have been waiting for this product to be available since I purchased my 2018 JL ! If you own boat trailers or utility trailers a front hitch is a must have item! I also have a warn winch which can mount on the front as well as a rack! Most valuable too I own 647675

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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler

The Draw-Tite front mount hitch receiver was extremely easy to install on my JLU. To prep the Jeep, I removed the front plastic air dam and metal air dam before the hitch arrived. As a result, once the hitch arrived, installation took a lot less time. I have yet to connect anything to the hitch receiver, but it seems to be a high quality item. 549070

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Very good product. I wish I would have know that the 8 push in retaining tabs for the plastic air dam were hard to install as I would have bought the tool to install them. There is no room to get your fingers in there to reset them. It took almost as long to put those 8 plastic retaining tabs back in as it took to remove everything and install the hitch. I did cut the metal air deflector to use part of it to hold the bottom bolts as it was very flimsy relying on just the 8 plastic tabs to hold it in place. I flatten the the metal pieces I cut so it would not interfere with the torque rating on the front bottom bolts. The unit is very solid and holds my fishing, bike and cargo racks very well. The handle nuts are different and I had to cut the lower one as it stuck out 2-1/2" below the frame. There is room and access points to use regular nuts on the JL. Trimming the plastic air dam took a little work as the measurements are at an angle and had to trim it in place for the final fit. Looks nice, I have to touch up where I scrape off some paint. It took 1-1/2 hours but like I said without the proper tool took it me 35 minutes to install the plastic retaining tabs. I started at 5:30 AM, so it was fight them back on or wait for the auto parts store to open at 9:00 AM, buy or borrow the tool before you start and save some aggravation. Once again great product and etrailer as it was delivered a day early. I would recommend this product and etrailer to others. 558711

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Mind blowingly fast :D Very Impressive 563564


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  • Recommended Front Hitch Receiver for 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon JL
  • As long as you have the factory front bumper on your 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65079 is a confirmed fit. I've attached the installation details for you. It does not require any drilling but you will need to trim your fascia where the hitch extends and the front metal air dam will be permanently removed. The Curt # C31086 is also a confirmed fit with the same installation, but it is rated for a line pull of 3,500 lbs versus...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Needed for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited
  • We have both the Curt # C31086 and the Draw-Tite # 65079 which are confirmed to fit a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler as long as it has the standard factory bumper. I am unsure what comes on the Sahara but if you have the standard bumper you are good to go! The Curt has a line pull rating of 9,000 lbs and a vertical load rating of 350 lbs. The Draw-Tite option has the same line pull rating but the vertical load rating is 500 lbs instead. Installation details are linked for both front mount...
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  • Cargo Carrier Options for Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to Keep Rear of Vehicle Accessible
  • I understand your cargo carrying requirements and I can relate to the dog-friendliness requirement too. I have a suggestion that will let you approach this need from a literally different angle: a front-mount hitch. Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65079 will fit your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited if it has the standard factory front bumper. This 2-inch hitch installs without drilling using included hardware and just a bit of fascia trimming will be needed. The advantages of a front...
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  • How Much Does the Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Weigh
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65079 which is a fit for your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited weighs 20 lbs. I have also attached a photo of what it will look like once installed.
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  • Front Hitch and Winch Plate that Fits 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited
  • I wish we did, but at this time we do not have a winch mount for the factory front or rear bumper of your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited. Only solution we'd have is a front hitch like the part # 65079 with a hitch mounted winch plate like the part # 6495.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65079 is a confirmed fit for your Jeep with steel bumper. The front metal air dam will be permanently removed for this installation. The Curt # C31086 is also a fit but isn't rated for the same load or line pull and will have slightly less ground clearance based on the crossbar design.
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  • Best Front Mount Hitch for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited
  • The best front mounted trailer hitch we have for your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited with the standard front bumper is the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65079. This hitch is a custom fit for your Jeep and installs using pre drilled holes in the frame. In order to install this hitch you will need to trim the plastic air dam and remove the metal one but there will be no way around this for a front mounted trailer hitch. I have attached the installation instructions...
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  • Front Hitch for 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited with No-Drill Installation
  • For your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited the front-mount 2-inch hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite # 65079. Installation requires no drilling and all hardware is included. We have not had a chance to make an installation video for this item on your specific vehicle but the written instructions are linked for you. Minor fascia trimming and skid shield removal will be required. With this 2-inch hitch installed you will easily have the weight capacity for using accessories such as a...
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  • Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for 2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • We do carry a front mounted hitch for your 2020 Jeep Gladiator, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65079. This is an easy, bolt-on installation that will not require any type of drilling into your Gladiator's frame to install. It has a 2" receiver to fit accessories like winch mounts, is made of steel with a powder coat to ensure durability and resist rust, and the hitch is so durable it even comes with a lifetime warranty. I've added a link to the installation instructions...
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  • Carrying Kayaks With 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 2 door Soft Top
  • I can help you find a kayak carrier with load assist for your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler. The Darby Extend-A-Truck part # DTA944 comes as a quantity of 1 but 2 can be purchased, one for a front hitch receiver and one for a rear hitch receiver like the photo you mentioned. The first Darby extender would pin into a front mount receiver on the front of the Jeep and the second Darby extender would pin into the rear hitch receiver. You could then put your kayak on top of the extenders and tie...
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  • Will Bike Rack Blocking License Plate Cause Problems
  • Most states are going to have laws that state you shouldn't have your license plate blocked or obstructed. We've yet to hear of someone getting in trouble with the use of any of our bike racks though so I'd be shocked if you had ever had a problem.
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