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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"
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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. 1-833-496-1390 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number 31241 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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 - 31241

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 350 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: 350 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 3,500 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.

31241 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 31241 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31241

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (22 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 had the same issue most have with this item. The frame mount was too narrow, and mounting holes didn't line up. I had to use the Jack method to spread the mounting rails to fit.
After that it's awesome. I love this front hitch receiver on my truck, its very versatile.

If you are having troubles with the mount being too narrow and the holes not lining up, it could be that the hitch has been flexed during shipment. This is common amongst hitches, since the mounting brackets are made from a mild steel that allows the hitch to flex with the vehicle after installation. If the entire hitch was made of rigid steel, there would be a greater chance of the hitch being damaged and experiencing stress cracks. Such cracks could cause the hitch to malfunction. This flexing often times will cause the holes not to align. Because of this we do have a help article I have the link attached below that will walk you through the process of straightening the hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 08/23/2022

2021 Nissan Frontier

The service from etrailer was excellent! The only issue I had was I had to spread the flanges out about a 1/2 inch with a hydraulic jack to make the hole spread correct. This would be a manufacturer issue not the distributor. In the end I was able to install, and it works well with my home plow.

It sounds like your hitch may have been flexed during shipping. This can happen because the hitch is designed to flex with your vehicle once installed.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/09/2022


Don’t get me wrong it’s a great product. But in my case the hole needed to be shave and the side plate needed to in 90 degrees to fit in my frontier 2018.

2016 Nissan Frontier

I got this Class II front hitch for my 2016 Nissan Frontier to help me back a small trailer into a tight space. It arrived in good condition with complete instructions and good quality hardware. When I tried to bolt the hitch on, I found the 1/4" plate brackets were 3/8" too narrow to match up with the holes in the Frontier's frame. Michelle at ETrailer gave me some good advice on how to spread the brackets with a hydraulic jack and bingo, the hitch fits and looks great! BTW, the ground clearance is still around 9 1/2".

This hitch is well made, it will last for many years. Its also used for a push bar and my shade umbrella!
Les M - 11/19/2017

2017 Nissan Frontier

Curtis "Front Mount Trailer Hitch" ordered for 2017 Nissan Frontier (Crew Cab-4x4).
Excellent product quality, quick delivery, and follow up customer service. Hitch as advertised. As several other reviewers have mentioned, the front mount trailer hitch holes do not line up exactly with the truck frame holes so a bit of manhandling is required to get the bolts installed properly. I needed to be able to push my boat/trailer up my driveway, around a corner, and into the garage. Works better than I expected; very satisfied.

Still all good. Works and fits my truck better than expected.
JC G - 07/02/2018

2006 Nissan Frontier

Well, I had the same issues as everyone else with this front mount hitch. when i went to mount the hitch the bolt holes would not line up. Most everyone else have been taking a file or something to widen the holes to make it work... but in doing that it makes the bolt head too lose to the bracket and cant get a socket on. so what i did, I got a 4x4 block of wood and a bottle jack to spread the mounting bracket apart. I had to spread the bracket about 3/8 inch. after that the holes lined up perfect..

Other then that issue, the hitch seems to be strong, thick and has good welds. is excellent!! I've purchased several items from them. always fast shipping and been very happy. I will continue to purchase from them.

2013 Nissan Frontier

The distance between the flange bolt holes was too short. I had to use a hydraulic jack and 2 X 4's to spread the flanges to obtain the proper distance.
It's on and looks great. I am glad I didn't have to drill our any holes.


Over all like the mount, but had to push mount holes apart 3/4 of an inch to align with frame holes. still waiting for plow


Ordered my front trailer hitch about a year ago. I use it for my surf fishing rod holder/equipment basket. Driving on the beach it's nice to have your rods and bait cooler in the front.
I tried to install it myself, but the holes didn't line up exactly. Took it to a shop and they put it on for me without much difficulty. Took them 20 minutes. No drilling involved....they were just strong enough to feed the bolts through the holes well enough to mount the hitch.
I'd buy this again.


I have bought and installed 13 trailer hitches for myself and 3 for friends. Most of them were rear hitches but at least 3 were front hitches. I think they all came from E-trailer. Every one was a snap to install except this one which was a nightmare. I have a car lift in my high ceiling garage so getting under the vehicle is not a problem.
The distance between the mounts were too close so the washers supplied would not fit between the sholder and the holes and the bolts supplied were not long enough. After much frustration I ground the washers flat on one side and used bolts 1/2 " longer and was able to mount the hitch.


I installed the front hitch bar to expand the flexibility and uses for my truck. The hitch fit nicely with only minor adjustments. I was easily able to install the hitch by myself. I have two primary plans for the hitch: 1- Use a trailer ball to move two trailers I have around my work area with precision and less guessing by facing forward. 2- I have a front winch plate that can be added as needed to use a winch for those off road needs.
The staff at Etrailer were most helpful especially arranging a special delivery time to be sure I was home when it arrived.


Very difficult to install. Holes did not line up no matter how much I tried. Had to press it apart so it could be installed


This product allows me to use my Snowsport Utility snowplow in the winter along with a variety of other hitch mount accessories. Highly recomended.


As always we were pleasantly surprised by the efficiency, knowledge and accommodating response from your company. Adam not only answered our questions about which front hitch would work for us, but he thoroughly handled the sale, shipping and follow-up tracking of it. This may seem minor, but neither U-Haul nor our mechanic were able to acquire the hitch despite several weeks of attempts. This hitch arrived within one week. Although we haven't had it mounted or tried it out yet, we have every confidence that it will work well.
This is the third product we have purchased from etrailer and we could not be more pleased. Thank you Adam and etrailer. You are a blessing.

2007 Nissan Frontier

Good finish and appearance. Sturdy. Didn't fit though. Had to use a Hi-lift jack to spread mounts to get it to fit.

2005 Nissan Frontier

Attachment was not too difficult. If done in your driveway it is easier with 2 people. It does what I need it to do.

2017 Nissan Frontier

Fast shipping I will post pics when installed I have the same hitch on the rear and it has had no problems installed almost a year ago


The hitch seems to be a good one, but I did have a little trouble with installation. I had to grind a couple of the holes out to be able to bolt it in.

Nissan Pathfinder

I can't believe how fast this came. The product is extremely sturdy, actually much more than needed. I had a mechanic install the tow bar on the front of my Pathfinder. It took him maybe a half hour. It is pretty much hidden, which is what I wanted. It does decrease ground clearance, but I don't think this will be a problem for me. I haven't attached anything yet, but it appears extremely strong and solid. It is quite heavy, which I didn't expect. It bolted on without problem.

2010 Nissan Frontier

2016 Nissan Frontier

2016 Nissan Frontier


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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Nissan Frontier
    I have checked with my contacts at Curt, and their Front Mount hitch # 31241 is confirmed as a fit for the 2005 - 2013 Nissan Frontier. So it will fit both the 2010 and 2012 Nissan Frontier. This front mount hitch is rated for up to 350 pound of a vertial load, and a line pull of up to 9,000 pounds. Please check front axle weight rating of your Nissan Frontier make sure that is not exceeded. Also for installation purposes, please note that the front center air dam must be permanently...
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  • Are there Front and Rear Mounted Trailer Hitches for a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4
    Rear mounted hitches are not available for the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder because it is supposed to have come with one from the factory. The best place to look for a replacement rear mount hitch for your vehicle would be through a dealership. But for a front mount I can help you with that, no problem. We have the Curt front mount hitch # 31241 that you have referenced that will fit your Pathfinder. This hitch is rated for 350 pounds vertical load. So anything you load on in the front hitch,...
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  • Does Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31241 Require Cutting the Bumper on 2014 Frontier
    The front-mount trailer hitch receiver you referenced, Curt # 31241, is a fit for specific Nissan and Suzuki vehicles including your 2014 Frontier. No drilling is required but the air dam (lower fascia) and tow hooks must be permanently removed for hitch installation. No cutting is needed either. You will need a torque wrench to secure the fasteners to the specified rating as indicated in the written instructions from Curt which are linked for you at right.
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  • Will Adding Front Hitch Make Changing Oil Harder on 2013 Nissan Frontier
    Adding front mount hitch # 31241 could potentially make it more difficult to change the oil on your 2013 Nissan Frontier but none of our customers have mentioned having difficulties. To install this hitch the air dam has to come off the truck so it might actually make changing the oil easier. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Nissan Frontier
    Yes it will! We had a customer come back and tell us that the # 31241 did end up fitting his 2016 Nissan Frontier so it will also work for yours.
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  • How Much Ground Clearance Will there Be with Curt Front Hitch Installed on a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder
    Once installed the Curt front receiver # 31241 will be directly below the front fascia on your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, see diagram. It will hand down from that point approximately 2-1/2 inches. So measure from the ground to the bottom of the front fascia and subtract 2-1/2 inches to get a good approximation of ground clearance.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Front Hitch for 2016 Nissan Frontier
    Good news! Another one of our customer's tried out the Curt Front Hitch # 31241 which fits the 2015 Frontier and returned to tell us it was a good fit for his 2016 Nissan Frontier. I spoke to my representative at Curt and they said they haven't had a chance to confirm fitment because it hasn't been tested at their facility yet but is on there list of to dos. I have linked the hitch to this page for your purchasing convenience.
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  • Will Curt 2 Inch Front Hitch # 31241 Fit a 2010 Nissan Frontier
    The Curt 2 Inch Front Hitch, part # 31241 will fit a 2010 Nissan Frontier. It is designed to fit the 2005 to 2011 Nissan Frontier. It does require that the center lower air dam and front tow hook(s) be permanently removed. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Curt hitch.
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  • Curt Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Nissan Frontier
    The only way the Curt Front Hitch part # 31241 that you referenced can be installed on a vehicle like your 2011 Nissan Frontier would be with it attaching to the bottom of your vehicle frame. The mounting flange wouldn't be wide enough to make it around the frame, and there are no weldnuts on top of the frame either.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch for 2017 Nissan Frontier
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31241 referenced in your question is indeed confirmed to fit your 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. It will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and a vertical load limit of 350 pounds. Keep in mind that the center air dam will need to be permanently removed for the installation. I have attached the written installation instructions for you to look through.
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  • Does Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31241 Fit 4 Wheel Drive 2012 Nissan Frontier
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and the hitch part # 31241 that you referenced is a fit for your 2012 Nissan Frontier that is 4 wheel drive. This would work well on your 2012 Nissan Frontier that is 4 wheel drive.
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  • Is There a Front Hitch Available for a 2009 Nissan Frontier
    Yes. The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 31241 is a confirmed fit on your 2009 Nissan Frontier and will give you a 2" receiver to carry a bike rack on the front of your truck. I've linked an installation video of this hitch you can check out, as well as our entire selection of bike racks that will fit in a 2" hitch in case you don't have one already.
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  • How To Trim Air Dam On 2018 Nissan Frontier When Installing Curt Front Trailer Hitch Receiver
    There is not a template for trimming the air dam on your 2018 Nissan Frontier so you will want to look at the attached photo which shows how we trimmed the air dam. This way you can install it back onto your 2018 Nissan Frontier with the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 31241 installed.
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  • How to Determine if a Tire and Wheel Combo Fits a Northern Tool Hub 572061
    Tire and wheel combo # AM31241 is designed to fit on a hub with a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. I have included a link to the right that shows how to measure bolt pattern. Also, the center pilot hole is 3.19 inches and it is designed for 1/2"-20 hub studs. We do not carry Northern tool parts so measuring to ensure fit is essential.
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  • Availability of Front Mounted Hitch for 2009 Toyota 4Runner
    We do indeed offer a front mounted receiver. The Curt Front Mount Receiver, part # 31367 would be a fit for your 2009 4Runner. I've linked you to a video showing the hitch being installed on a FJ Cruiser. The procedure on your 4Runner would be identical. The Curt # 31241 hitch you referred to is a front mounted receiver for a Nissan Pathfinder or Frontier, and wouldn't fit your 4Runner.
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  • Does Front Air Damn have to be Permanently Removed to Install Font Receiver on 2016 Nissan Frontier
    Yes, you will need to permanently remove the front air dam on the 2016 Nissan Frontier in order to install either of the front mount hitches available for it; # 65075 or # 31241. In my opinion having to remove it rather than having to trim it is better because at least you still have the intact part should you ever need to put it back on.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for 2015 Nissan Frontier for Lining Up Trailer
    Although stabilizers like you are asking about are not made, what a lot of people do is use a front-mounted hitch for things like this, so that's what I recommend for your 2015 Nissan Frontier. There are two front-mounted hitch receivers that fit your '15 Frontier: - Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65075 - Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31241 Between the two, I recommend the Draw-Tite as it has slightly better bumper and ground clearances than the option from Curt.
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  • How To Confirm Fit of the Loadstar ST175/80D13 Bias Trailer Tire with 13 Black Wheel
    In order to confirm fit of the Loadstar ST175/80D13 Bias Trailer Tire with 13" Black Wheel with +.5 Offset part # AM31241 you need to verify a few things. The first of which is the bolt pattern which for this wheel is 5 on 4-1/2"/. The next thing you'll need to confirm is space using the size of the tire which is 175/80-13 measuring 24" diameter x 6.6" wide. Finally, the wheels have a +0.5" offset which means the hub face is not centered and inset 0.5". I won't be able to give you a yes...
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  • Measuring Bolt Hole Pattern of 4 Lug Trailer Wheel
    Unfortunately, we don't offer a 4 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern wheel. Are you sure you've measured correctly? The bolt pattern should be measured directly across the hub pilot, and the distance between the holes should be measured center to center, as shown in the provided photo.
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  • Can a Front Mount Trailer Hitch and Westin Bull Bar be Installed Together on 2012 Nissan Frontier
    The Curt front mount receiver # 31241 and the bull bars available for your 2012 Nissan Frontier install on the bottom of the truck frame in the same location. You can have one installed at a time. The hitch attaches directly to the bottom of the frame and the bull bars have brackets that attach to the bottoms of the frame. While it is possible that the bull bar brackets can be sandwiched between the frame and the hitch, or the hitch between the brackets and the frame, the products are...
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  • Does Kenda Loadstar ST175/80D13 Bias Trailer Tire with 13-Inch Black Wheel # AM31241 Have Offset
    Loadstar ST175/80D13 Bias Trailer Tire with 13-Inch Black Wheel # AM31241 does have offset. It is the same wheel as # AM20214. This means the tire mounted on this wheel will be 1/2-inch closer to the trailer than the rim's center line. Not every possible tire/wheel combination is offered as a pre-mounted item so if you need a wheel with offset you may need to order the tire and wheel as individual items and have them mounted together locally.
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  • What Diameter Baby Moon Cover Fits Loadstar Wheel and Tire AM31241
    The Loadstar ST175/80D13 Bias Trailer Tire with 13" Black Wheel # AM31241 is designed to allow baby moon covers like the part # AM90086 install. This cover has a diameter of 9-1/4 inches on the insides of it.
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  • Does Dexstar Steel Spoke Trailer Wheel - 13" x 4-1/2" Rim - 5 on 4-1/2 have an Offset
    On our site wheels with an offset will have that information in the title and description. If you do not see it on a given wheel's page then that means it has a zero offset. Wheel # AM20232 has a zero offset. I looked through our selection of 13 inch wheels with a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern and they all have a zero offset but we do have one tire and wheel combo that features a wheel with a 0.5" positive offset. It is # AM31241. The positive offset means it move the tire and wheel closer to...
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  • Replacement Baby Moon Hub Cap For Vintage Boler Trailer
    Based on my research your 1974 13 foot Boler trailer will have 13 inch wheels and the hub caps you are seeking are the baby moons. The Americana Baby Moon Trailer Wheel Center Cap - Chrome-Plated Steel - Qty 1 # AM90086 fit the conventional style wheels with the raised ring for this cap to fit over. If you want the replacement wheels and tires for these caps, I recommend the Loadstar ST175/80D13 Bias Trailer Tire with 13" Black Wheel with +.5 Offset - 5 on 4-1/2 - LR D # AM31241. I've...
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