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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt 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. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number 31221 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Front Receiver Hitch - 31221

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


  • 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 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.

31221 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31221

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (21 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.


I have a 2004 Chevy Colorado.Great front hinch, heavy duty.
Very easy to install and almost invisible.

I highly recommend it and very happy with it.

So far so good as expected and very happy with it.
Marcos J - 11/09/2022


Price was good.
Ordering was easy.
service was excellent.
Received it on time.
It fits perfectly.
Easy to install...Im disabled and still it was easier than I thought it would be although not the 20min it says it will take. In fact I was going to have someone install it for me but thought Id better line things up to make sure it would fit and opps it was in place. FYI they should change the install instructions in that the wire used as a bolt-fish needs a feeder wire from the bolt hole, connect to bolt-fish and then pull through...thats much easier than playing around with that little wire trying to hit the hole.

Heres a funny was installed right away but Ive never had to use it yet its set up as a winch attachment and weve not had any weather or me getting caught in a bad spot. But it is sure nice to know its there if I need it.
Andy S - 04/18/2018


Excellent quality, very strong welds and the paint job is perfect quality, there were 2 holes in the box from shipping which some bubble wrap can fix,

Very satisfied, higher quality then expected and the price was the lowest of all sites.

Thank you


2010 GMC Canyon

Hitch on a 2010 GMC Canyon 4x4 V-8 with skid plate.

2006 Chevrolet Colorado

The shipping box was destroyed and in 3 different areas of the hitch itself the paint was scratched/worn down to the metal.
The install instructions were not at all what was necessary for my truck. Another reviewer pointed out that he had the same issues but I had additional.
I had to remove the plastic splash guard as the hitch would not go up into the frame enough to line the holes up for the bolts. The round flat bolt would never fit in the holes indicated by the installation instructions unless you CUT the frame. Like I said, another reviewer had to go about 5" towards the cabin for a better hole, mine was more like a foot towards the cabin, underneath a flap of plastic. Once I figured that out, no problem fishing the wire and bolts through frame.
You'll need a 3/4" socket for the smaller nut/bolt combo and a 1 1/8" or 28mm socket for the larger. It would've been nice to know and read this ahead of time in the instructions, so I wouldn't have to go out mid-install to buy the appropriate socket.
Again, another reviewer with the same vehicle put that same information in his review (which I read after the fact because I was frustrated and wanted to see if others had issues).
Now that the hitch is in place, you think you're done, but the splash guard NO LONGER fits and will under no circumstance go back to where it needs to be for the factory bolt holes. So, for the people whom didn't remove their splash guards for the install, good luck when it comes time to change your oil or work on anything underneath there, as you will have to take the hitch BACK OFF before you can remove that splash guard.
So overall, the ordering experience and shipping was great. The followup email wanting a review after the item was delivered was.....ok, but everything after, not so much.
It's not their fault. They're a third party selling the product so it's the manufacturer's problem but I can't imagine I'm the only one in the history of this vehicle and this hitch that has had a problem.
Mentioned in other reviews as well, they could've boxed the hitch better.
Is the star review for the product itself or the overall experience? For me, it's the overall experience.

2007 Chevrolet Colorado

I normally don't write reviews but I felt compelled to write one about this "Custom trailer hitch receiver "
This piece is AWESOME! I figured I was going to have to drill some holes and "make" it work but no, this pc fit perfectly to the preexisting holes, and they also provided a fishwire to feed the bolt to the hole. It is as professional as they come with what looks to a powder coated finish and beautiful welds. A quality piece for sure, at what I thought was a great price. I would definitely recommend this company to my friends!


The diagram shows the 1/2" bolts going right in by the hole in the bottom of the frame,they did not fit through that side hole.I had to go back toward the passenger compartment about 5" to get the 1/2" bolt and plate in.On my 4 wheel drive truck I had to drop the skid plate to get the 3/4" bolts in.You should recommend a longer receiver for it,I had to take off the license plate bracket.My standard was too short.The hitch is the best thing for moving my boat and jet ski around.Triple A plus.

2006 Chevrolet Colorado

This was my 4th hitch from I keep coming back because of the good service, price, and mostly the videos. Although this one doesn't have an installation video (maybe it will by the time you read this), I read the instructions and felt like it wouldn't be too bad and uderstood the basics from my previous experience with the 3 previous hitches.

It was easy to install, but I had to go out and buy a big 1 and 1/8" socket for the large bolts. You'll also need a deep 3/4" for the smaller ones. I can also confirm that this hitch fit great on a 2006 Isuzu i-280 (re-badged Colorado).

I'm always impressed with's fast shipping, and they've made me a repeat customer.

2009 Chevrolet Colorado

The front hitch installed easily on on my 2009 Chevy 4x4 V8 Colorado. I do recommend getting a telescopic magnetic pickup tool to hold the 3/4 nut so you don't have to remove the plastic splash pan under the truck. I can feel a difference in the steering wheel with the hitch on there though. Hope the extra weight doesn't wear anything out.


Very pleased with this hitch. All hardware is included and the instructions are easy to follow. The hitch is very sturdy and I am quite thrilled to install a product that has been made in the USA. I plan to use it with a winch system. The two recovery "loops" gives my truck a secure place to affix a tow hook if I need to pull something or be pulled.


Fit perfect, good instructionsShipped quickly, fit perfect, good instructions, special tool to get inside frame with bolt worked great. One person install. Box it was shipped in needed better securing but no damage was done to hitch.


As represented. Very fast delivery and email alerts at every step of the way. I will use again.


Great product!


Perfect fit. View the YouTube link for installation, it will help in getting the bolts in the frame.


the fastest shipping ever, best price ever, will continue to go business with them


great service and quick delivery highly recommend

2005 GMC Canyon

excellent product had it on the truck in 45 min start to finish


Fast shipping good service.





See what our Experts say about this CURT Front Receiver Hitch

  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Z71
    I checked with Curt and they do list front hitch # 31221 as a fit for all models of the 2005 Chevy Colorado so that does include your Z71 crew cab model!
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  • Dimensions of the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 31221
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31221 is indeed a confirmed fit for your 2011 Chevrolet Colorado assuming you do not have the Z71 package. The hitch will not require any modifications to fit your vehicle. I have attached a photo with the measurements for you.
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  • Will the Curt Hitch Work On a 2005 Chevy Colorado with Grille Guard
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31221 is an excellent option and a confirmed fit for a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado. It features no-drill installation and will allow you to carry bikes, haul extra cargo, mount a winch, or use a snowplow. That said, you will need to remove any bull bar or grille guard as they install in the same location of a front mount hitch. However, the trailer hitch is much more versatile than a grille guard so it's a fair swap.
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  • Front Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado
    We have a custom fit front mount hitch for your 2007 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 in part # 31221 by Curt Manufacturing. This will be the easiest front hitch to install on your truck and requires no drilling. According to Curt, the fascia trimming is only required on 2010 model year Colorado due to a slightly different front bumper fascia. You will not need to trim the fascia on your 2007 model. This is the only front hitch designed to fit your Colorado. The only other options would be to have...
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  • Front Hitch for 2007 Chevy Colorado LT 4WD
    For your 2007 Chevy Colorado LT 4 wheel drive we have the Curt front hitch part # 31221 as a confirmed fit that will work great. The capacities of the hitch are 500 lbs vertical load and 9,000 lbs line pull.
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  • Installation Video of the Roadmaster 3122-1 Base Plate on a Chevrolet Colorado
    I have what you need. Check out the linked video on the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit part # 3122-1. At around the 4:00 minute mark you will see the bracket and it's required position. This video is on a 2010 but it will give you the information you are after in locating the bracket appropriately.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2009 Chevy Colorado with 2 Wheel Drive
    The Curt Front Mount Hitch, # 31221, will fit all models of the 2009 Chevy Colorado included your 2 wheel drive model. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. I also recommend securing any accessories you might use in the hitch with a locking hitch pin, # e98882.
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  • Moving Base Plate Kit from One Vehicle to Another
    A vehicle base plate kit is designed and engineered to fit a specific vehicle. I am sorry to say that the base plate kit from your 2000 Wrangler will not fit on your Colorado. As long as your Colorado is not an Extreme or Z71 model, you can use the # 3122-1 base plate kit. I have linked you to several of our flat towing FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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  • Roadmaster # 3122-1 XL Style Base Plate Tow Bar Compatibility
    The Roadmaster # 3122-1 XL Style Base Plate you mentioned is compatible with any of the Roadmaster Tow Bars, or to use a Blue Ox tow bar, a # RM-032 adapter would be needed. The Base Plate is compatible with a 2004-2009 GMC Canyon/Chevy Colorado, as long as it doesn't have the Xtreme package, as well as the 2010-2012 Canyon/Colorodo, with the exclusion of Xtreme and Z71 models. You'd also need a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring harness so the taillights of the truck operate with the turn...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2016 Honda Pilot
    The most hidden trailer hitch we offer for the rear of your 2016 Honda Pilot would be the Draw Tite hitch part # 75225. The similar Curt hitch for this vehicle would stick out a bit further. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. There are no front hitches available for your vehicle at this time though. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118286. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing...
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  • Front Hitch for 2007 GMC Canyon that Can be Used with Snow Plow
    Yes, the Curt front hitch part # 31221 does fit your 2007 GMC Canyon and can be used with a plot designed for a front hitch like the SnowBear part # SB324-080 ones at the attached link. We do deliver to Canada
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  • 2012 GMC Canyon 4x4 Flat Towing Procedure
    I looked up the owners manual of your 2012 GMC Canyon online and under the recreational towing section it does not state that you'll need to disconnect the battery. Here are the full instructions there: Position the vehicle being towed behind the tow vehicle and shift the transmission to P (Park). Turn the engine off and firmly set the parking brake. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to the tow vehicle. Shift the transfer case to N (Neutral). Release the parking brake only after...
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  • Availability of Roadmaster Base Plate that Fits 2005 GMC Canyon
    We have just the base plate kit that would fit the 2005 GMC Canyon with the Roadmaster part # 3122-1 that will work great with your Falcon # RM-520. We don't have just the portion that would attach to the frame without the removable arms though in case you were asking about that.
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  • Front Hitch and Plow Recommendation for 2005 Chevy Colorado
    For your 2005 Chevy Colorado the front hitch you would want is the Curt part # 31221 which will allow you to use the front hitch part K2 # K2AVAL8219. I really like this hitch as it's very easy to use and does not require you to wire up a winch or mess with any electronics at all.
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  • Mounting A Winch On A 2008 Izuzu I-290 Or Using Something To Keep Me From Getting Stuck
    Let me start by saying that I may have a solution that will work for you. While I do recognize the 2008 Izuzu I-290 and the 2008 Chevy Colorado are the same truck, there are just enough differences between the two that the front hitch receiver that fits the 2008 Chevy Colorado does not fit your 2008 Izuzu I-290 truck. It appears that you may be using your truck for off-roading. If that is the case, you can use tire chains, if your vehicle has a tire size other than P225/75R15, P265/75R15,...
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  • Does the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576 Include the Vehicle Specific Base Plates
    The Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-576, will include the safety cables, electrical wiring, and the quick disconnects. The base plates are not included with the Sterling tow bar and are vehicle specific, so they would have to be ordered separately for your 2010 GMC Canyon. I am including a link to the instructions on the Sterling tow bar and a link to a video review of the tow bar. For your 2010 GMC Canyon I would recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 3122-1....
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  • Can I Use a Tow Bar from a Ford Ranger on a Chevy Colorado
    I am not really sure what you mean by a "tow system" as this is a pretty general term but if you are referring to the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar part # RM-520 that you asked the question from then yes, it can be transferred from a Ford Ranger to your 2005 Chevrolet Colorado but you will need a new set of base plates, the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit part # 3122-1. If you are just asking in general about flat-towing components, then most of the time you can transfer pretty...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2006 Chevy Colorado Behind a Motor Home
    there are actually 5 key parts needed to flat tow any vehicle: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. The base plates provide a safe and secure attachment point for the tow bar on the vehicle. For your 2006 Chevy Colorado you can use Roadmaster base plates # 3122-1. They are compatible with the Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-520 which is what actually holds the vehicle to the motor home. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Chevy Colorado
    Standard transmission means manual transmission. And in 99 percent of situations manual transmission vehicles are towable as-is. You would need to check the owners manual of your truck for more info on that though. For a base plate kit you would want the part # 3122-1 which is a confirmed fit. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon...
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  • Can 2007 Chevy Colorado be Flat Towed behind Motorhome
    I did some checking on your 2007 Chevy Colorado and it looks like the vehicle can be flat towed but depending on the transmission type and RWD/4WD setup you may have to install a transmission lube pump. The details on your specific vehicle will be in the owners manual. I wasn't able to find a variant of your vehicle though that wasn't flat towable. For a base plate kit you would want the part # 3122-1 which is a confirmed fit. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible...
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  • Can 2012 GMC Canyon 4x4 be Flat Towed
    Everything I was able to look up on your 2012 GMC Canyon 4x4 is that the vehicle is flat towable as-is. The weight looks to be between 3,366 and 4,070 lbs depending on how it is equipped. For a base plate kit you'd then want the part # 3122-1 which is a confirmed fit. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety...
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  • Recommendations For Parts Needed to Tow 2012 GMC Canyon With Towbar Blackhawk 2 Behind Motorhome
    When towing a vehicle with a motorhome there are five components needed: baseplates for the towed vehicle, towbar, safety cables/chains, lighting system, and supplemental braking system. Starting with the baseplate, as long as your 2012 GMC Canyon is not the Z71 or Xtreme model, then RoadMaster XL Base Plate # 3122-1 will fit your truck. If your 2012 Canyon is the Z71 model then RoadMaster XL # 3164-1 is the correct baseplate kit for your truck. Both kits have removable arms and will...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 Chevy Colorado
    To flat tow a vehicle requires several components. One of them being a tow bar like the part # 63180 that you referenced. Now I don't recommend this tow bar because it has a speed limit of 45 miles per hour which is going to be way to slow for you I would assume. First let's start with a base plate kit for your 2004 Chevy Colorado. For that you would want the Roadmaster XL part # 3122-1 which is a confirmed fit for your truck. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520....
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  • Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver and Snow Plow Fitment For a 2012 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD EXT CAB
    For your 2012 Chevrolet Colorado the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31221 is confirmed to fit. This receiver is rated for 500lbs of tongue weight and a 5,000lb trailer. If you are using with a winch it is a 9,000lb line pull capacity. Be sure to not exceed any weight capacities given by Chevrolet for your Colorado. If you are wanting to use this with a snow plow I recommend the Detail K2 Elite Snowplow for 2" Hitches # K2AVAL8219ELT as it uses an electric actuator rather than...
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