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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 31352 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 - 31352

  • 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

Tech Tip: Hitch mounts below the plastic air dam, below the bumper. 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.

31352 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31352

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (61 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.


this item bent down to a point that the receiver part is barely off the ground. i contacted you guys and you told me that this was because of the plow itself and was not built strong enough to hold plow up during plowing. very disappointed with this since you sold me both items. cannot plow with it like that. i sent you pictures but you seemed not interested.

Please keep in mind this hitch is designed for only 500 lbs of vertical load. Most plows weigh close to 300 lbs without the weight of the snow.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 09/26/2022

2006 Ford F-150

the install went very good but i do have one suggestion and see if your maker can put a notch in the middle hole to look like the tow hook it would make the install way more user friendly also had a little problem with one of your bolts after i had fished it down the hole the treads were burred and the nut wouldn't go on all the way so i had to fish it back out what a pain that was but got it done and replaced with one of the other bolts that you supplied me with and it went on great. now i have a ? about the hitch height mine only sits up at about 11 inches and change will that work with your snowplows that say they need 13 inches or will i have to do something different? but thanks for the great turn around time in getting it here quick.


This thing has been just fine. It's been a great mount for my winch. Only problem is I've been too lazy to put my bumper back on.. :)


I purchased the Front Mount Trailer Hitch because of the tricky parking of my trailer. It has performed flawlessly - if you call saving our marriage while using it to park the trailer by the side of the house. Haven't had to call a divorce lawyer yet!

The hitch was a snap to install using the clever install 'wire' to place the bolts in the exact position. I'm getting old and don't get up and down to easily but installing this hitch was done before I broke a sweat.

Excellent product with easy install - a complete win.

2005 Ford Expedition

The hitch seems to be excellent. I have not yet been able to install it because the bolts, etc supplied with the hitch are useless because there is no way to insert them through the frame rails due to the slot id too small to accept the bolts. I am tempted to use the factory bolts, but I am fearful of allowing the factory nut assembly to slide away from the holes making them inaccessible.
I think the better application would be to supply and use stud bolts which would allow installation without risk of inaccessible nuts inside the frame rails. This is what I intend to do when I can purchase the studs

I did want to let you know that this front mount hitch is designed to use a fishwire technique where you route a wire through other holes in the vehicle frame, and attach the correct hardware, then pull the wire back through to place the hardware in the correct location for installation. We do have a an installation video on a similar vehicle for your reference, I have provided a link to this video and the installation instructions for your reference.
-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 07/24/2019


This hitch mounted up in less then 10 minutes. I love it and it looks great.


Came on time and fit as advertised. So far working great

2004 Ford F-150

This is a great quality hitch that was easy to mount. Probably would help to have a buddy help hold it in place while mounting, but it wasnt that hard by myself. I finished in less than 1/2 hour and It didnt require any modifications to my 04 F-150 s-crew Lariot 4x4. Its nice to have the option to push a trailer from the front if its ever necessary, but that wasnt my motive for purchasing. I bought it to hold a bike rack and possibly a small motorcycle when towing our travel trailer. Works great, but if you have something extended out low in front of your truck, like a cargo rack, or tires from those 3 bikes, always remember they are there and drive accordingly. Even approaching a steep driveway can be a potential issue depending on your rack design and specific situation. Clearance should not be an issue for average light duty users. Great product and fast shipping from

2005 Ford F-150

I like to tackle these kind of DIY projects but often find myself in over my head. Fortunately I have a couple of friends who bail me out without too much grief. This trailer mount arrived before I expected -nice- and I figured it would be a couple evenings work. One to remove the current fasteners and tow hooks and the second to reinstall w the mount. To my great surprise I had everything done in about two hours. It went together exactly as the video showed and there were no, none, zilch issues. The heads of the fasteners on my truck were 15mm and reusing them was easy. And I did not have to trim the plastic under my bumper!
Great job, thank you!!!!

2008 Ford F-150

Well I got time today (6/22/2013) to put this front hitch on to my 2008 F-150. The installation was simple. The only trouble was the Bumper. I Had to take it off but that really wasn’t That bad. The only thing is that the Hitch hangs too low. It is the lowest thing on my truck now. I would like it if it was welded to the top of the cross member instead of under the cross member then I would have needed to cut a hole in my bumper but that would be OK with me. This is a nicely made product and good welds. It will work just fine just wish it was not so low.

2004 Ford F-150

It arrived in 2 days-a day earlier than expected.A nice hitch indeed.The powder coat was thick and it looked sharp-heavy duty quality for sure.I haven't installed it yet-but it should be a breeze with just 6 bolts to put inI'll be back for more goodies!

Where is it made?
-- comment by: Chris L - 04/23/2014

2008 Ford F-150

This product is perfect. Took longer to get my tools out then it did to bolt the hitch to my 2008 F-150. Everything fit first time, without modification. Didn't even need to get out my big hammers! The glossy paint job looks really nice too.

I ordered the hitch and it arrived the next day! Spooky. Almost supernatural like customer service. If the shipping had been any faster it would have arrived before I ordered it! Their web site is massive. Any outfit that puts that much time and money into a web site is serious about doing it right. is definitely a keeper.

2007 Ford F-150

Good price super fast shipping. Took longer to get the truck on the ramps and get the tools ready than it did to put in on. Very easy to install and the video is helpful. time to install it was about 15 min.

Still working great I use it 2 or 3 times a month in the summer to get the camper in and out of the alley
Jeff - 08/28/2016

2004 Ford F-150

etrailer has done it again with a replacement for my front hitch that was bent in a curb collision. Great price and super fast shipping. Thanks again!

2003 Ford Expedition

It's was extremely easy to install I did it myself in about 15 minutes . And it looks great


It was a perfect fit for my 2004 F150.


I began searching for a front mount trailer hitch receiver and went to a couple of RV supply stores to inquire. The cheapest store was Camping World which I am a Good Sam Member. Their Member price was $199.00 + $16.92 Tax plus Shipping charge between $49 To $69. Worst case would have been $284.92 and I would have to pick it up at their Store. I went online and found the exact same receiver at For $159.00 total price. No Tax and free shipping to my door. It was delivered 4 days later. Easy installation & great service! I just placed another order from them for an excessory I wanted. I highly recommend E TRAILER.COM first for any RV or Sports equipment you need.


Worked perfect for my application, I use it to mount a motorcycle rack on the front of the truck so I can also pull my travel trailer!

Still working out great!
Ron C - 08/18/2017

2007 Ford F-150

Fit the truck perfectly. Shipped quickly and in strong packaging. All the necessary parts were included. The video on the website was awesome and made the install so much easier. I ordered a separate hitch for my car from another company since it was a few dollars cheaper and I am still waiting for it.
I will be (and would recommend) sticking with etrailer in the future.


The hitch was received, boxed, & in new & shiny condition. I ordered the hitch on Sat. & received it the following Thurs. When I ordered the hitch, Carmel got the the correct hitch # & placed the order within minutes & I also received a confirmation of the order at my email address. Etrailer is "EXCELLENT" & I will continue to use your company. Thank you for your efficient & valued work. Barry

Ford F-150

I can't say enough about how great this hitch was packaged. Nice box, no rattling parts. Installed in about an hour on driveway. Everything went together smoothly. This is a front mount hitch for my F150. I can now use my hitch mount winch on front and rear. This is my 2nd or 3rd purchase from etrailer, would recommend to anyone.


It was relatively easy to install the hitch but really should be a two person job to get it up but I used a couple of bottle jacks to keep it in place until I got the bolts in. On a lift it would be a snap getting it done. I really like being able to push my boat or utility trailer rather than pull. I don't have a large turn-around area so this makes it so much easier to maneuver them. Extremely glad I bought this.



Good afternoon. The service was outstanding on order # 109685047! I received the hitch on Tuesday (7/07/2020) which was faster than expected. However, the hitch is about 2" short in width and will not fit my 2020 Expedition. I will be returning it sometime after next week. Do you have a hitch that is 2” wider (from frame to frame with the same mounting hole) than the one I received?
Thanks for great service

2006 Ford Expedition

The product looks to fit and has all hardware and full instructions. The packing was not great being the whole one side of the hitch was sticking out of the box but is undamaged and all screws and hardware where taped up securely to the hitch. Have not installed it yet but again looks easy enough. I would Def refer a friend in fact I will be ordering another for my friend. Wanted to see this first to make sure it was right. Great product!!!!!!


This rating is for the quick response and delivery of the front hitch receiver. The packaging arrived undamaged and I have no doubt that the receiver and hardware will be just what I ordered. I've had great experience before with this retailer This is a Christmas gift for my son-in-law. Thanks for playing Santa guys!

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  • Are Existing Tow Hooks Removed When Installing Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31352 on a 2004 Ford F-150
    The tow hooks will need to be removed but will be replaced when installing the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # 31352, on your 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercrew, 5.4 w/Tow Package. I have provided instructions for you to review below.
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  • Fishwire Technique for Installing a Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2005 Ford F-150
    Using the fishwire bolt leader that comes with the Curt front mount hitch # 31352 is the best way to get the hardware into place. The instructions have a brief description of the fishwire technique but until you see how it is done it does not make a lot of sense to some people. I have included links to an FAQ and video covering the fishwire technique.
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  • Availability of a Front-Mount Hitch for 2004 Ford Expedition 2WD
    The front-mount hitch you referenced, Curt Front Hitch for the 2004 Ford Expedition, part # 31352, is a fit only for the 4-wheel-drive version of this truck. We do not show any front hitch offered for your 2WD version. I also checked with Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch and neither offers a front hitch for your truck.
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  • Is Fascia Trimming Required for CURT Front Trailer Hitch Installation on a 2004 Ford Expedition
    When installing the CURT Front Mount Receiver, # 31352, trimming of front air dam or fascia may be required for hitch installation. Since the Eddie Bauer edition may included some additional appearance panels in the front, it is likely that some trimming will occur. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to take a look at and compare to your Expedition.
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31352 Fit a 2006 Ford F-150 XL 4x4
    I spoke with my contact at Curt to confirm fit and front mount hitch # 31352 will fit the 2006 Ford F-150 XL 4x4. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Mounting Curt Front-Mount Hitch Receiver #31352 on 2005 Ford Eddie Bauer 4WD Expedition
    This front-mount hitch receiver, part # 31352, is the correct specified part for your 2005 Ford Expedition 4WD. I spoke to my contact at Curt Manufacturing regarding the third mounting hole, which evidently is missing from your Expedition. I am told that although this does not happen often, on occasion the vehicle manufacturer may omit the step of punching this third mounting hole. If your expedition lacks this third hole you will need to drill the frame rails. You should temporarily...
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  • What Size Are Carriage Bolts Used When Installing Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch
    The carriage bolts that are included with the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, part # 31352 are 1/2 inch. There are three bolts used on each side of the trailer hitch, and are installed in existing holes in the frame of the vehicle.
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  • Capacities of the Curt Front Hitch part # 31352
    The max vertical load that the Curt front hitch part # 31352 is rated for is 500 lbs. The max trailer weight it is rated for is 5,000 lbs.
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  • Is There an Install Video of the Curt Hitch 31352 On a 2003 Ford Expedition
    I have attached an install video for you of the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31352 on a 2007 Ford F-150. This will be very similar to the process you will need to follow on your 2003 Ford Expedition but as we have not had the chance to install this hitch on your exact vehicle, I have no video to send you on this. There is also a set of installation instructions in text form which are attached that you can look over to see if you will be able to install the hitch yourself....
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  • Will the Curt Front Mount Hitch 31352 Fit a 2004 Ford F-150?
    The Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31352 is specifically designed to fit F-150 Trucks from 2004 to 2008 and will measure 33-3/16 inches from the center to center of the bolts across the hitch, and then 3 inches between the first and second bolt holes, and then 3-1/8 inches between the second and third bolt holes on the frame brackets. The tow hooks do indeed need to be removed, but will be installed again when installing the # 31352. They will actually sandwich the hitch between them and the...
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  • Distance From Mounting Hole to the Top of Receiver Tube on Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The distance from forward mounting hole down to the top of the receiver tube on the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31352 is 4.5".
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Expedition
    For a front mount hitch for your 2003 Ford Expedition you would want the Curt hitch part # 31352 and not the # 65043 that you referenced as the Curt has been designed to fit your vehicle and the # 65043 has not. I attached an install video that shows how the # 31352 will install. You will need to use all three mounting holes. 4 of the holes will be behind tow hooks so that is why you may think you only have two holes.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
    The installation instructions for Curt front mount receiver # 31352, see link, do not specify any vehicle modification for installation on your 2006 Lincoln Mark LT. But it is always possible that some trimming of an air dam or fascia may be needed on some models. We also have Draw-Tite hitch # 65043 which should not require any modification. The receiver will sit below the front fascia. I have linked videos and instructions for both hitches for you.
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  • How To Measure For Ground Clearance On 2006 Ford F-150 For Front Hitch
    The Curt front hitch, part # 31352 may require trimming the plastic fascia that is attached to the bottom of a chrome bumper. If your bumper does not have that added fascia, trimming is not required. Per the attached installation video the distance form the top of the receiver to the ground is 20-1/4 inches. The Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 65043 does not require trimming the front fascia when in stalling. It does sit just a bit lower to the ground than the Curt hitch, but it does feature...
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  • Do You Carry a Front Mount Hitch for a 2000 Ford F-150
    We have 2 front mount hitches available for the 2000 Ford F-150. The first is Draw-Tite part # 65025 and it will fit both 2WD and 4x4 models. The second is Curt part # 31038 but it will only fit 4x4 models.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Chevy 3500
    I do have a front hitch that will work on your 2014 Chevy 3500 Silverado, but the Curt hitch # 31352 that you referenced is not a confirmed fit for you vehicle. You would want a Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31023. This hitch has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. I attached an install video and instructions for you to check out also.
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  • Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124 Moves Side to Side Several Inches While Driving
    Thank you for your recent purchases from etrailer! The Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124 that you selected is a good entry-level 4-bike carrier that fits the 2-inch hitch on your 2014 GMC Acadia. This rack does include an anti-rattle hitch bolt to reduce the movement of rack in hitch receiver but some motion of the loaded rack while you drive is inevitable. There are a few things you can try. Try loading first the heaviest of the 4 bikes. This will help reduce the tendency for the rack...
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  • Grille Guard Compatibility with Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2004 Ford Expedition
    For your 2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 31352 is the only front mounted hitch receiver that will be compatible and is only compatible for 4x4 model. The Aries Grille Guard - 1 Piece - Black Powder Coated Steel # AA3054 will mount in the same location so they can not be used together, but it will fit 2WD or 4WD models. We do not have a winch mounting option outside of the front hitch mount. Let me know if you have further...
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  • Tie Down Recommendation for Securing a Harley to Bed of Truck
    I have a much better solution for you, but I would not recommend the Erickson Tie-Down Rope w/ Ratchet # 01801 for securing a Harley to the bed of a truck. Instead I would recommend the Erickson Tie Down Set part # EM31352 that comes with 4 ratcheting straps that would work great for what you are trying to do. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Westin Bull Bar and Curt Front Mounted Receiver Be Installed Together on 2005 Ford F150
    I've looked over the installation instructions for the Westin # 32-1395 Bull Bar and the Curt # 31352 front mounted receiver. It looks like both parts will work together, but as you said, you'll want to remove the tow hooks and leave them off. Keep in mind that we haven't tested the fit, nor has Curt or Westin, so we can't make any fit guarantees. I've linked you to the installation instructions for the Westin Bull Bar.
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  • Front Mounted Hitch for 2003 Ford Expedition 4x4
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31352 is not a fit for the 2 wheel drive 2003 Ford Expedition. It will only fit the 4x4 model. I called to confirm with my Tech contact at Curt and he said the mounting isn't the same because the bumper is different and the tow hooks are required. Unfortunately we do not have a front hitch fit for a 2WD 2003 Ford Expedition currently available from any of our manufacturers. The best option is to use something like the Curt Adjustable Trailer...
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  • Will the Bully Clamp Tie-Downs # WTD-823 Fit on a 2006 Dodge Dakota
    Yes, the Bully Clamp Tie-Down, # WTD-823, will fit on your 2006 Dodge Dakota. These clamps were designed to fit most trucks that have a lip at the top of the truck bed side wall, which your Dakota should have. I have attached a demonstration video that shows how to install these clamps for you to check out. If you would like a set of straps to go with the clamps, I recommend the Erickson Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps, # EM31352.
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  • Using PackEm Wheel Tie-Down Kit # PK-WTD for Transporting Lawn Mower
    The Pack'Em Wheel Tie-Down Kit # PK-WTD that you referenced includes parts to secure one wheel of a wheeled machine. It comes with two chocks, one strap and the required mounting hardware. If your mower's weight is within the rated capacity for this kit then you may just want to use some other additional cargo control to help hold down the other end of the mower. For instance we offer ratcheting tie downs such as # EM31352 from Erickson. This might be ideal to hold the mower down to the...
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  • Will Erickson Retractable Tie-Down Anchors Fit 2016 Ram 3500 Stake Pockets
    The Erickson Retractable Tie-Down Anchors, part # EM01003, are a fit for your 2016 Ram 3500 truck. The package includes 2 tie-down anchors and they have a weight capacity of 1,000-lbs. If you are looking for tie-down straps that will work with these anchors I recommend the Ratchet Tie-Down with Clamps and S-Hooks, part # EM31352. There are 4 1-inch x 10-ft straps included and they have a weight capacity of 500-lbs.
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