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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 with this corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number 31302 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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2005 GMC Yukon XL - Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your with this 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
  • 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.

31302 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31302

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (175 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


How it was received; either is was mail destroyed or UPS did this in the process. No telling what parts are missing, waiting for UPS to come pick this and E-Trailer to send out replacement.

I thought these product would be packaged better from the factory for shipping resilience.

Etrailer Expert

Katrina D.


I am sorry to see this arrived in this state. I see that our customer service department has uploaded a claim. Once this is corrected we would appreciate your updated feedback.

2005 GMC Sierra

This hitch was very easy to install....I had to trim the lower air dam to fit around the receiver and that gives it a clean neat look.
I didn't like that I had to remove and leave the shields around the tow hooks off. But overall I'm very pleased.
I plan to use this hitch for maneuvering a camper in a narrow spot beside my home, and for a bike rack when towing a camper.

Paul T.


The Curt front hitch is GREAT!I use it to help move my camper beside my house which is lacking clearance to back in. I will certainly install one on my next truck.


Of the many hitch receivers I have purchased, the front mounted ones have never failed to surprise me of their usefulness! From bike racks, to carrier for coolers, to my chainsaws, gas and oil, they make it work. Recently while cutting wood for a hunting lease engagement, I put a second ball on the front and used it to drive a 16' trailer up a hill to get the wood where it was needed for offloading. Backing it up had resulting in damaged trucks, trailers and numerous attempts. Using the front hitch it was a one and done deal! Love it! I have even used it to pull trees over when felling. I don't have enough fingers and toes to count the uses! If you have ever thought about it, just stop and order! You won't regret it!

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I gave this hits only 4 stars since all of the available information indicated it would bolt right on to my 2003 Avalanche 1500 (All Models) with no modification, but it wasn't quite that simple. First off, my Avalanche has the plastic cladding. The end brackets of the hitch push the bottom of the air dam under the bumper down a bit and make it bow out. I had to remove the bracket that secured the air dam to the center of the frame. I mounted the hitch in the upper position since I didn't want it to be so low, and the receiver ends up being 8" back from the bumper facia. I had to order an 8" extension to bring it out past the bumper. Other than that, I'm happy with the hitch. I just wish the fitment guide was a little more specific.

Bryan C.


Did the hitch still come out under the cladding? Or do u need to make a hole for extension? Thanks Bryan 2004 avalanche with clading



Since I installed the hitch in the upper position, I had to cut a hole through the claddingbumper. This came out near the bottom of the license plate recess. I then use the 8 extension if needed. This brings the receiver out in front of the bumper.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

I have a 2006 Silverado 2wd LD truck and mounted a curt front trailer hitch ... I mounted both side plates first without tighten down.. I then mounted the 2" receiver section ... Tightened that down then,finished cranking down side brackets !!!!! Done !!!! However I did have to cut the backside of the tow hooks facia plastic with a jig saw no problem ... I never cut into the cup portion I just cut some of the extra plastic in the back off DONE !!!!!!!


I have had this on my 2005 Chevy Silverado for a year. I have used it to hold a Yakima bike rack once but mostly to carry a large toolbox for camping trips. Easy to install. I kept my plastic air damn on and just cut out a square hole for the hitch.


The shipping was quick. Installed easily. The hitch is visible just below the fascia at the bottom of the bumper. I had a front hitch on my previous truck (Tacoma); also from etrailer. I use the front hitch to move my travel trailer into tight spaces.

Originally, with this recent purchase, I had purchased the incorrect item. All it took was an email from the staff at etrailer. The email contained product return instructions along with an RGA#. I just returned yesterday. This extra customer service made the return process quite simple.

With all my needs regarding hitches, etc. I will always check etrailer first.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Installation extremely easy, line up holes and bolt together, that simple. No trimming required.
Purchase front hitch to park 29 FT. camper at a cramped storage facility. Dropping the camper off now is as easy as picking up the camper.
All parts well packed. Website easy to use, prices are right and easy to track shipment. Would purchase from website again.

2000 GMC Sierra

Perfect fit, quick and easy installation. Only took 25 minutes by myself. I would highly recommend this hitch. Plan using it for bike hitch, winch, cargo platform, etc.



Fantastic, use it all the time for hauling bikes when I tow my RV


Let first say , working with Emily was great. I had an issue with the first hitch not fitting . She helped me order a new hitch that went without a hitch , no pun intended. New hitch is installed as you can see in the picture. Installation was a snap. Already doing work. Thanks again will buy from you all again.


Anything I get from etrailer and Curt hitches always works! This front mounted hitch will be no different, providing I can put it on tomorrow if it’s not raining! I will continue to buy here!

Patrick F.


Still working great as all the hitches I have purchased from Curt have done. I will be buying another for my pickup truck as well!


Trailor hitch receiver not long enuff,warn winch hits bumper. (02 chevy silverado,4 wheel drv,ext cab) had 2 make tube extention w/5/8 pin holes. Not able 2 ride around w/winch attachd, due 2 weight and length. Hav 2 take winch to place of use in bed of truk and then atach 2 mount hitch.

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Jenny N.


I checked and for the 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 LD I did not have a hitch that would provide a longer receiver opening.


Ashley was very helpful, haven't mounted the hitch yet but did get under their held in place and its going to fit just fine. again thank you much , will do business with you.


Works perfectly, easy to install,I used it yesterday to move my dump trailer through the woods to the wood shed.


My front mount hitch arrived with in days of ordering. I watched the installation instructions video on your site before receiving it and it was a very easy install. Your company deserves 5 gold stars in my book. I'm a very happy customer!!!


Installation was a breeze and easily done with simple hand tools most guys have in the garage. I' 77 and it took a little over an hour. Looks terrific!


Product arrived a day early! Recommend this company for all your Trailer needs.

Ford Transit Connect

I can’t address the installation as the box arrived torn and some of the nuts and bolts were rattling in the box. Now I have to wait for the missing hardware. The hitch itself looks to be high quality and you would think that quality packaging would be a priority. All it would take is a heavy plastic bag wrapped in cardboard to protect the bag of hardware from ripping open in transit.


Good hitch, easy installation, fast shi pping.



Hitch is great,but Im using it on a snow plow that has stabilizer bars that are supposed to align with the hitch crossmember. Because the hitch itself is mounted on the bottom of the crossmember, they do not align.


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2006 GMC Yukon XL

Excellent product and superior customer service. Instructions indicated it would take a professional an hour to install and a normal guy (me?) 2 hours.....well, I had it installed in an hour and five minutes and only busted one knuckle! Simple install, excellent fit, great shopping experience.

Not much of a photographer...but here are a couple pics

Alun J
Kenmore WA


Works perfectly for accessories on front of truck. I use it for a motorcycle carrier.

2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Quality product that installed quickly and quite easily. It gets a "thumbs up" from me!


Product arrived in a timely manner and was the right fit.. was easier to install than I thought it was going be. Took about 45 minutes. Only gripe is that the bolts that attach to the frame of truck spin even when they are in the metal plate when tightening down. Used a pair of pliers to hold end of bolt while using wrench to tighten. Other than that, exactly what I needed.

2000 GMC Sierra

Arrived as scheduled. Front hitch for 00 GMC Sierra as ordered. Application 1.5 hrs to install. Satisfied with purchasing experience with etrailer sales dept.

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    In 2003 there was a design change in the frame of the Chevy Express Van which consequently affected the ability to install a front mount hitch in the vehicle. The last year that there was a front mount trailer hitch available for that vehicle was 2003. My technical contacts at both Curt and Draw-Tite are unaware of a front mount hitch that will fit your 2009 Chevy Express Van. Retro-fitting a trailer hitch to fit your vehicle is not recommended. Getting a hitch to fit your van may require...
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    If you were to install the Curt # 31302 Front Mount Hitch so that it is the "through bumper" instead of "under bumper" configuration you will need to cut out a 3 inch square hole that is located 3-1/2 inches below the top edge of the plastic fascia. If you go out and measure 3-1/2 inches below the top edge of the plastic fascia on your 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche you will be able to determine whether that installation method will interfere with your license plate or not. Front mount hitches...
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  • How to Order Replacement Hardware for Curt Front Hitch # 31302
    Yes, to order replacement hardware for the Curt hitch part # 31302 all you need is the part # RHK. On the product page you'll need to select the part number you need of 31302 and when you add it to the cart, it will show you the price for the custom hardware kit. Once ordered, we will create and ship the replacement hardware for you.
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    The Curt hitch # 31302does not require any drilling on your 2005 GMC Sierra 1500LD 4x4, however, trimming of the front air dam and possibly the fascia may be required. The installation instructions have been linked for you.
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    The Curt # 31302 is a confirmed fit and will be a great choice for you. This hitch will prove durable over time because they use a slightly thicker powder coat than other brands. This hitch will require trimming your air dam, but you won't lose your tow hooks. It sounds like you will want to use a cargo carrier like the 20x59 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs # C18151 and use an anti-rattle hitch lock like # 63232
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  • Will Front Mount Receiver Fit with Brush Guard on a 2005 Chevy Suburban
    Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31302 will interfere with a guard, like the Westin E-Series Bull Bar # 31-5175, on your 2005 Chevy Suburban because they use the same mounting locations. If you are really needing to use the front mount receiver then you will need to remove the guard to do so. Let me know what you are trying to accomplish and I can see if we have other options out there to help you transport equipment!
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