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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 31374 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 - 31374

  • 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.

31374 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 31374 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31374

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (49 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 wanted a front-mounted receiver hitch so I could push my travel trailer into its narrow parking spot. Backing in was challenging - I have a narrow curving driveway with rock walls on both sides.
I had a service garage install it for me - and it works great!
It does sit rather low so I have to lower my trailer's hitch to its lowest point so I can connect it to my truck.


I live in the city. So our yards are really not designed to put a travel trailer in. I am using this front mounted hitch to swing my Trailmanor 3124KS our the back yard. Much cheaper option than a powered trailer jockey. Plus I can mount bike carrier, winch etc to the front with no problems.

2014 Ram 1500

If I could mark it at 4.5 stars I would. I like it the hitch.

I think it hangs down too low, only 8" off the pavement. I did not like to have to take off the tow hooks to install the hitch. I did like the idea of I sold the tow hooks for almost as much as I paid for the hitch.

I had to buy a hitch extender. ( I do not see the extender I bought on etrailer listed any more.) The extender put the hitch out far enough to clear the grill guard that I had installed. My goal was to have a place to mount my 8,000 pound winch. I can now slide the winch in the front receiver or the back factory receiver. I can now pull the truck out from either front or back.


I am very happy with my Curt front mount trailer hitch receiver which I use for my rod and cooler holder for surf fishing. It is well constructed and assures me of many years of use. I would recommend Curt to anyone who would like a well built front hitch.

Works great for my surf rod rack on my 2012 Ram pickup.
Steven - 04/18/2022


This front mount hitch was just what we needed to haul our bikes when camping with the slide in camper. We had to take the bikes and a bike hitch off each time we had to get in the camper when we stopped. This front mount hitch saved us from having to do that. Also use it for a carrier to carry extra luggage. It came fast and it was very easy to install, just as advertised.


Works great! You need a good drill bit to drill the holes in your frame, but otherwise no problem.

Product still works great.
James - 08/05/2022


Front Hitch for 2014 Ram 1500
for surf fishing rod holder
Exact fit, Easy well explains instruction and etrailer web site video helpful too.
Took 30-45 mins including drilling holes needed for this install. Very Happy!!
Thank you.


This worked out pretty well- drove it for the first time since installed it and it definitely has an affect on how the vehicle feels (I guess the added weight to the front end ) I wouldn't say bad but different. The hitch went on easy, had to trim a very small bit of the air dam maybe a quarter inch. I was worried it would have a impact on the aesthetics of the truck but I think it looks pretty awesome - also the price was the best I could find on the net


Fit perfectly and works just like it should. Makes pushing my travel trailer into the barn much easier. The only thing that I would improve is to make it where I could still keep the factory tow hooks..


Installation was easy and the product is an excellent looking addition to my truck

All the products from this order have held up to the abuse ive put them through. Unfortunately/fortunately last month i acquired a new ram 2500, and will be buying new accessories from etrailer soon! Your customer service is great and prices are even better!!
Jason - 11/24/2018


Good North American made hitch. Clearance from tow hoops to ground a consideration. Bent one hoop back but only because the old logging road was that bad.


Easy install, great fit, excellent instructions and fast shipping.

Ive used this several times and it works great. It is a little low, but I use a Curt Hitch Haul with a angled shank.
Bill - 06/30/2018


Product was an easy install, shipping was fast and customer service is always outstanding!
The hitch is barely noticeable and it didn’t need to cut the fascia.

Works as advertised. Very easy to install didnt have to cut any bumper plastic. Holds up to the impact of having a plow connected to it.
Mark - 07/08/2021


This front receiver hitch is just what I needed for parking my boat in a very narrow location next to my residence---much shorter turning base having the hitch on the front of the vehicle vs the rear.

This product took just over an hour to install and was very easy with a "second" pair of hands.

will do the same on my next truck

Used it several times this past year===I have a very small space to park my boat next to my residence-instead of using the rear hitch I use the front-it is much easier using the front hitch. Seasons Greeting and stay safe.
charles - 12/24/2020


It would have been perfect if the factory installed tow hit he's could have remained in place.

Chevrolet Suburban

have had a curt front hitch before(98 Suburban) so was familiar with it.
pretty easy install.
hate loosing the factory tow hooks!!!! need to find a way around that.

no problem with product as far as manufacturing and quality. have on a 4x4 Ram 1500. hangs too low,drags if u cross the smallest ditch etc. also mounts to far in and when you put carrier into hitch it butts up against bumper and will not go in far enough to put the pin thru. havent been able to use it, just havent had time to take it off.
Rick C - 09/05/2018


Easy to install. Works great with my home plow. Don't have to back up with trailers around the yard, precision trailering from the front. My only gripe is that if you buy a new truck to install this front mount hitch you will need two bolts unless you can fish out the existing bolts with a magnet. Save the fish wire that comes with the mount.


Great customer service. Hitch went on the truck without a “hitch”


Works great for what I need! Would definitely recommend this front mount hitch.


Great construction. Realtively easy to install, but I would prefer U-bolts to drilling in the frame and fishing bolts through!

It needs to be a few inches higher, so it’s bearly flush belke the bumper. It grabs the oavement in low dios in the road. It’s mounted to a RAM CREW CAB 4WD
Thumper - 09/07/2018


Perfect fit and installs as stated in the instructions. Trimming the valance is very minor, however it does not have to be done. Frame steel is real so don't go cheap on a drill bits.

Working out great. Used for surf fishing basket. Does reduce ground clearance a hard two inches.
Marcus - 03/05/2019


Excellent quality and fit. Installation took just over an hour. Easy instructions. Fast shipping and a great price.

Note: My truck is a Dodge Outdoorsman with factory tow hooks. The hitch interferes with the factory hooks and the hooks will require some modifications to work with the hitch. Otherwise the hooks can be removed easily and just use the hooks on the hitch.


This purchase was my 2nd purchase as I had installed on on another truck and I had just sold it, so I needed a new front hitch to put on my new truck and the install went smoothly and I used it all winter with my plow and it worked great

2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

Easy to install and durable. I used this to hold a 80 qt. cooler in an aluminum surf fishing rack, full of ice and fish. It was rock solid. You do have to get used to it being there when pulling into a parking space with a concrete curb in front of you. Even then the curb usually loses.


Great quality, pretty simple install as I did it myself. No issues.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Front Receiver Hitch

  • 2014 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel Front Hitch Recommendation
    The Curt Front Hitch part # 31374 that you referenced is confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 1500 with Ecodiesel. Trimming of the fascia is not required, but it is recommended. Otherwise the fascia will flex with the hitch installed. For information check out the installation instructions I attached to the right for this hitch.
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  • Do I Need to Trim Front Fascia or Drill When Installing Curt Front Hitch on 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
    I checked the instruction guide for installation of the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 31374, to your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. The guide says that trimming the front fascia is optional but not necessary. The front fascia will flex with part # 31374 installed on your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. No, you do not need to trim the front fascia to install the hitch receiver. Yes, Part # 31374, uses existing empty holes in the frame to mount to but also requires the drilling of...
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  • Do the Front Tow Hooks have to be Removed For Front Trailer Hitch Installation, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500
    To install the CURT Front Mount Receiver, # 31374, the tow hooks will need to be permanently removed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. Removal of the tow hooks is the first step. Since the hooks will be removed, the bushings you see will also need to be removed so the hitch can be properly installed.
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  • Line Pull Capacity of Curt Front Receiver # 31374 on 2012 Ram 1500 Versus Capacity of OEM Tow Hooks
    I do not have any information regarding the capacity of the OEM tow hooks. The 9000 lb line pull refers to the fact that the receiver is capable of pulling 9000 lbs in a straight line from the receiver opening (not at an angle from side to side or up and down). In order to install the receiver, the OEM tow hooks would need to be removed. I do not have a photo of the receiver installed on a vehicle, as we have not yet had the opportunity to install one, but if you look at the installation...
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  • What Size Drill Bit Is Required to Install Curt Front Hitch # 31374
    You will need to use a 17/32 inch drill bit to install the Curt hitch part # 31374 that you referenced. You may not have one currently since this is not a super popular size, but check with your local hardware store and they should have one.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD
    The OEM tow hooks of your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD will need to be removed to install the Curt Front Hitch part # 31374 that you referenced. Good news is this hitch comes with tow hooks welded to it, so you won't be without them. Also, ground clearance will only be reduced by about 1 inch. The fascia will need to be slightly trimmed to accommodate the hitch opening, so realistically it won't hang much lower than the front fascia.
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  • 2014 Dodge Ram Front Hitch Skid Plate Interference
    There are no skid plate fit notes for the front mount hitches for your 2014 Ram 1500. That would lead me to believe that the skid plate of your truck is aftermarket. Which the best recommendation I can make would be for you to check out the install instructions and picture I attached to see how this hitch installs and compare them to your truck to see if the skid plate would interfere.
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  • Do Factory Tow Hooks of a 2014 Ram 1500 Have to Be Removed to Install Front Hitch
    The Curt Hitch # 31374 is confirmed to fit your 2014 Ram 1500 4x4. It will require the removal of the factory tow hooks, but this hitch has loops on either side of the hitch opening that could be used as tow hooks.
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  • Will a Front Hitch Help My Ability to Maneuever a Trailer In Tight Spaces
    I haven't ever personally used a front hitch to maneuver a trailer, but I do know that everyone I know that has one, swears by it as the greatest solution for this problem. It will definitely make getting your trailer into a tight space easier, but there are some minor downsides to this solution. The biggest one is not having mirrors to rely on to provide a line of sight on the sides of the trailer, but a lot of people also complain about having to get out of the truck, unhitch, backup,...
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch 31374 2021 Ram 1500 Classic
    The Curt Front Hitch # 31374 that you referenced does fit your 2021 Ram 1500 Classic and would require you to remove the tow hooks.
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  • Is Air Dam Trimming Required to Mount Curt Front Receiver on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
    I went out to the warehouse to measure Curt front mount receiver # 31374 for you. From the top of the lower mounting flanges to the top of the receiver measure 4-1/8 inches. So it does sound like you will need to trim a little. Though you might be able to just bend the air dam in that location depending on how much overlap there is.
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  • Actual Vertical Load Weight Rating for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 31374
    I went to our warehouse to confirm the vertical load/tongue weight rating of the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31374. The safety sticker on the hitch indicates as vertical load rating of 500-lbs. This hitch is a confirmed fit on the 4WD 2016 Ram 1500.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch for 2017 Ram 1500
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31374 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Ram 1500, as long as it is the 4WD model. This custom-fit hitch will allow you to easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your truck with its 2 inch receiver. It features a 500 pound vertical load limit and a 9,000 pound line pull capacity. I have attached the installation instructions that you can also take a look at. The complete hardware kit is included.
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  • Do Tow Hooks of 2014 Ram 1500 Have to Come Off to Install Curt Front Hitch
    The tow hooks of your 2014 Ram 1500 4WD have to be removed to install the Curt trailer hitch part # 31374 as they interfere with where the hitch would need to install. The good news is that this hitch comes with two safety hook loops which can be used if you were to ever have a need for the tow hooks.
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  • Distance From Bottom of Sub Frame To Bottom Of Hitch on Curt 31374
    The distance from the bottom of the sub frame, which is the same as the top of that bracket, to the bottom of the receiver on the # 31374 is 6-7/8".
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  • Availability of a Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
    You are correct the # 31374 is confirmed as a fit for the four wheel drive option of your truck, but I have checked and we do have an option for your 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 two wheel drive. It is the # 65062 manufactured by Draw-Tite. This hitch has a line pull rating of 9000 pounds and vertical load capacity of 500 pounds. Please note that for installation of this hitch you may not be able to retain your current tow hooks on your truck. Please take a look at the installation instructions...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 1500 Laramie
    Yes, the Draw Tite Front Hitch part # 65062 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Ram 1500 4x4 Laramie and would work well for you. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. You may need to retain tow hooks on the front of your truck, so if that is important to you the Curt front hitch part # 31374 would be the better option as it has tow hook loops built into the hitch. If the tow hooks aren't an issue for you the Draw Tite would be my recommendation...
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  • Can Tow Hooks Stay in Place Using Curt Front Mount Receiver 31374 on a 2014 Ram 1500 4x4
    It is possible to retain tow hooks on the truck by using Draw-Tite front hitch # 65062. But the tow hooks apparently varied in design so some may still have to be removed. Draw-Tite does not specify which ones can be retained. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. The Curt front mount receiver # 31374 was not designed or tested for installation with the tow hooks sandwiched between the frame and the hitch so I cannot recommend that installation on...
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  • Ground Clearance of Front Mounted Receiver Installed on 2009 Ram 1500 2WD
    According to Curt, their # 31374 front mounted receiver isn't recommended for 2WD models because of their lower ride height. My Curt representative also told me that there might be differences in the front suspension members that would interfere with the hitch. The Draw-Tite # 65062 which is indeed very similar to the Curt model will sit so that the underside of the receiver tube will sit about 1-3/4 inches below the bottom of the bottom of the bumper fascia. In Draw-Tite's opinion, this...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 1500 2 Wheel Drive
    For your 2014 Ram 1500 2 wheel drive the correct front mount hitch you would want is the Draw Tite Hitch part # 65062 as it has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. Although it looks similar, the Curt Hitch part # 31374 will only fit the 4 wheel drive models.
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  • Curt Hitch or Draw Tite Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500
    The install of the Curt Hitch # 31374 and the Draw Tite hitch part # 65062 on your 2015 Ram 1500 are going to be so similar that you really wouldn't gain much in terms of fascia trimming/modification if you went with one or the other. The Curt Hitch # 31374 is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ram 1500 4x4. It will require the removal of the factory tow hooks, but this hitch has loops on either side of the hitch opening that could be used as tow hooks which the Draw Tite does not so I would give...
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  • Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit for 2019 Ram 1500 Classic
    While we do have a front mounted trailer hitch receiver that will fit your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, the hitch you asked about is not a fit for the Classic body style. Instead, you will need either the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65062 (which fits 2WD OR 4WD) or the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31374 (which fits ONLY 2WD). I have added links to video installs as well as links to the installation instructions for you to check out.
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  • Front Hitch for 2021 Ram 1500 Warlock
    Since the 2021 Ram 1500 Warlock is based on the 1500 Classic you'd need a front hitch that fits the Classic with the # 31374 which I confirmed with Curt just now is a fit.
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  • Recommended Front Hitch for 2014 Ram 1500
    It looks like you're looking for a front hitch for your 2014 Ram 1500, and have a solution for you, but the Draw-Tite # 65063 is not a confirmed fit for your truck. Instead I recommend using the Curt # 31374, which is a confirmed fit on the 2014 Ram 1500 and will give you a durable front hitch for your truck.
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