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

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

Item # C31023
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31023 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 - C31023

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

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.

31023 Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

31023 Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Installation Details C31023 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31023

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (81 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.


Install went perfectly. It all bolted up just how the instructions said it would. The hardest part was navigating your tools in the tight spaces. Having the deep sockets as suggested is definitely worth it. I was also able to utilize a cordless impact wrench and it helped a ton. This will work great for our bike rack.

Bill M.


Love it. It is secure and discrete and is great for a bike rack. Be cautious of what you hang up front, bikes or other types of racks might disrupt airflow into the radiator, which was expected, just keep an eye on temperature. The bolt up was secure and relatively easy.

2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Delivery was super fast, instructions and instructional video was excellent. Installed my new part in less than 40 minutes

Chevrolet Silverado

Great front receiver hitch for my Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. Everything fit using OE bolts and nuts. Only the plastic trim had to be cut out to fit receiver. I had dealer do it, but would have done it myself when I was younger. etrailer is easy to order from and has good customer service.

2013 GMC Sierra

Overall, my experience with etrailer was good. There was an initial delay in shipping, but once I talked to someone, everything went well. The help page was invaluable. The biggest help was the installation video. While there are slight differences between the 2011 GMC and the 2013, the process was the same. I am very pleased with the product and the support. Picture attached.

Richard B.


After a year, I am still extremely pleased with the hitch. It is solid and provides the solution I needed.

2012 GMC Sierra

Great product! Super easy to install! This makes my winch twice as versatile. Thanks for a design that leaves the tow hooks in the truck!

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

This thing went on our 2013 Silverado 1ton truck without a problem. It did take two of us to hold it in
Place to get the first bolt back in but other than that it’s been flawless


Great product...I carry bicycles on the front of truck while towing a camper. Can also carry a cargo basket or winch on the front. Love it!

Mitch E.


Best thing for carrying bikes on front of truck!


Installed this hitch this morning 10/06/19. Was going to wait for help as arthritis in hands makes turn wrenches a chore but was bored so went ahead anyhow. This is my second front hitch install , first one on 2018 F-150. Today’s install on 2014 duramax 2500. Today’s install was super simple , used floor jack to hold hitch up in position, you need to remove four bolts on each side , I did try air tools on the 21mm bolts but not powerful enough so used small piece of copper pipe over wrench handle for leverage to loosen, air tools were able to loosen the six 18mm bolts , took me about an hour and a half by myself. The fit of the hitch was absolutely perfect! Had to cut a small piece of the air dam at bottom of bumper, used a hacksaw, very easy. The quality and coating on the hitch is top notch.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Excellent fit & function delivered in a reasonable amount of time. Although this shot is at our current campground in NJ, the hitch will be used to park my boat in its hard-to-get-to parking spot. Great job, Etrailer!



The hitch has worked out just fine for a variety of uses. I have always been impressed by all the _towing_ related articles purchased from etrailer.


Works great


Perfect fit for my 2012 GMC 3500. Directions are excellent. It is a tight work space for some of the bolts. I've carried a bike rack with 130 lbs of ebikes for 600 miles so far and no problems.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Great product, easy to install. Had to cut the air-dam but no other alterations needed. It is a little low but no more so than the front of the truck air dam.

Owen W.


I use a motorcycle carrier on the front for my 125 scooter while pulling my fifth wheel. It is very secure and the finish has held up fine. I would recommend this purchase.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

As always, delivery was quick. Hitch was easy to install and works nice. We do a lot of camping and since very few of the travel trailer manufacturers recommend a trailer hitch (some will tell you it voids your warranty), we can carry our bikes up front with this hitch.

Gerard B.


Excellent! As with every product i have purchased thru etrailer.


I watched the attachment on how to install and video was spot on. The hitch is very well made. I'll enjoy this for years to come. Thank you


Super easy, DIY!!! Best price around, delivered in 2 days for free! Would definitely look at etrailer again for any camping/ hauling / trailer needs !

2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Great product. Easy install.


Fit and finish is great and installation was fairly simple with the right tools.


I ordered a front hitch mount for our RV. Product is very heavy duty and priced right! I ordered on a Friday afternoon and had my part by Tuesday, very impressed. Will surely use this company in the future.



The hitch mount has worked great. Knowing it was machined for pick up trucks, I had no problem installing on a Freightliner chassis. Had to drill a few holes and fabricated a additional brace out of some angle iron for added piece of mind. I have no concerns about the sturdiness and integrity when using this mount.


Installed on my 2012 Silverado 2500HD and it fit perfectly and was very easy to install. Cut my lower cowling to allow the hitch to protrude and it looks awesome! Very glad I purchased your product and would highly recommend to everyone!!

Ed C.


Still Rocking!I have used this many times and it is still a great product!


very sturdy product; installation was straight forward exactly as instructions indicated. I had planned to haul motorcycle on this front mount hitch with a carrier meant for a rear receive hitch. While i have not done so yet (lighting issues i need to resolve), this receiver will do the job. I also plan on picking up a receiver mount for a winch which could come in handy. Shipping was fast from etrailer. Overall great product and great service! I got just what I expected from the description.


Exact fit. Took less than 30 minutes to install in my shop and used all of the factory attaching hardware. If your truck is equipped with the second lower plastic deflector, approximately 3" long, you'll need to trim a 2 3/4" square out dead center for the tube to clear. I've installed several RV accessories over the years and I want to thank you for taking the time to get the fit correct. Time is money and your product is spot on. I would recommend this to anyone looking to install a hitch to the front of their truck for a bike rack or to make moving a trailer around in a crowded yard a breeze.


No complanints- Rugged construction - Good purchase


Front Mount Trailer Hitch works great! Use your 20x47 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier to carry my Honda Generator and misc. equipment. Traveled 9500 miles,16 states and the Canadian Rockies with no problems.

2014 GMC Sierra

Perfect fit on my 2014 Sierra 2500HD Denali. Removed the air dam and it bolted right up. I use it for a front rack to haul a canoe with my 5th wheel camper and it suits my purposes perfectly. You do lose some front approach angle with the receiver hanging down up front, but if you don't do a lot of off road travel you wouldn't notice any difference.


We pull a fifth-wheel and have our kayaks on the back of the camper, originally the bike rack went into the kayak rack but it made a lot of weight hanging out the back, so we bought this front hitch for our bikes and it worked out great. Hitch is heavy duty and was easy to install.

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  • Snowplow Recommendation for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4X4
    To use SnowBear snowplow # SB324-167 you will need to use custom brackets # SB397-111 on your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500. What I recommend is to use a front mount hitch model, # SB324-172, with front hitch # C31023. This way the overall cost will be lower and you get the same plow and a front hitch that can be used for other accessories such as a winch should the need arise. Everything needed for installation will be included.
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  • Front-Mount Hitch Receiver for 2015 GMC Sierra 2500
    The front-mount 2-inch hitch you referenced, Curt # C31023, has been confirmed to fit 2011- through 2014 model years of the GMC Sierra 2500. But for the 2015 model year Sierra 2500 the correct front-mount hitch is Curt # C31071. You can see an installation in a 3500 by clicking on the linked video. All required hardware is included and no drilling is necessary.
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  • Front-Mounted Hitch Receivers for 2011 GMC Sierra 1500
    Curt front-mount hitch receiver # C31023 fits only 2500 and 3500 series Sierras but we do have two front hitches for your 2011 GMC Sierra 1500, part # 65052 from Draw-Tite and part # 31322 from Curt. Both 2-inch hitches are rated for 500-lbs of vertical load (tongue weight) and for a 9000-lb line pull. There are no higher-rated front hitches for your truck.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch for a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500
    Yes it will. The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch item # C31023 has a 500 lbs vertical load limit which is the same thing as tongue weight on a trailer hitch. This hitch has plenty of capacity for your 390 lbs scooter and 60 lbs carrier. You will want to verify with Chevy what your Silverado's capacity is and go off of that number if it is lower then 500 lbs. The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch item # C31023 is confirmed to fit both the 2500 and 3500 models of the 2011 Chevy Silverado. I...
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  • Front Hitch and Bike Rack for Front of 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500
    For a front hitch for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500 the Curt hitch part # C31023 is a confirmed fit and would work great for mounting a bike rack like the Swagman XC2 part # S64650 that you referenced. In this price range for a bike rack I like to recommend the Hollywood Racks # HR200Z as it costs about the same and is much more stable on the road. If you check out the test course videos I attached you'll see how they both compare.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Diesel
    The Curt hitch # 31322 is for 1500 models and will not fit a 3500HD. For your 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500HD diesel take a look at # C31023. I have included a link to the installation instructions as well as a video that shows a typical installation for you.
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  • Best Front Trailer Hitches for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel
    Both Curt front hitch # C31023 and Draw-Tite hitch # 65078 will fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the diesel motor. Both companies list the hitches as a fit for all models of the '13 Silverado 2500, among other models. I have linked videos showing example installations of both hitches for you.
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  • Correcting Gap Between Hitch Mounting Bracket and Truck Frame for Curt # C31023 Hitch
    Sometimes during shipping hitches will bend slightly. It could have been that the mounting brackets of the Curt hitch part # C31023 got slightly bent and that is why you had a small gap between the bracket and the frame of the truck. Typically we recommend people use an open stairwell or a large vice to apply leverage to the brackets so that they can be bent back. As long as the metal doesn't crease or paint doesn't flake off during either the initial bend or the bending back the integrity...
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  • Does 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500 have to have Tow Hooks to Install Curt Front Receiver C31023
    Your 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500 does not have to have the tow hooks to install Curt front receiver # C31023 but you will need the hardware for them. You can obtain the proper sized hardware locally if need be. Just make sure that the hardware is Class 5 or higher rated. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Options to Allow Use of Hitch-Mount Tandem Bike Rack on 2014 Silverado 2500 with In-Bed Truck Camper
    Thank you for providing all the pertinent details about your truck/camper set-up. A long hitch reducer/extender such as Curt # C45048 and Reese # RP45292 will give you the reach you need to clear the rear of your truck bed camper and also reduce your receiver opening size from a 2-1/2-inch to the 2-inch size you need for your tandem bike rack. When used at their maximum 34-inch length both the Curt and Reese extenders will have lower weight capacity, 450-lbs, than if cut down to a shorter...
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  • Recommendation for Transporting 420 Pound Sportbike While Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
    Going with a front mounted hitch and a heavy duty carrier for your sportbike is really the only option for transporting your bike while towing a 5th wheel trailer. The motorcycle carriers we currently have available are not rated for use behind a trailer, so this will be the best solution. For your 2013 Chevy Silverado, I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31023. This hitch will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and has a 500 pound vertical load capacity....
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  • Fit of Curt Front Mounted Hitch Receiver on 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 Series
    The Curt front mounted receiver you mentioned, part # C31023 is indeed a fit for 2500 or 3500 series GMC Sierra/Chevy Silverado trucks. I've confirmed this with Curt Manufacturing. If you click the link I've provided for you, you can see an install video showing the front mount receiver being installed on a 2011 Sierra.
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  • Front Hitch For Carrying Canoes On A 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4x4
    In addition to the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31023 for your 2012 GMC Sierra, you are correct that you will also need at least a single roof rack bar like the Darby Turbo rack # DTA968 and a carrier like the LongArm # Y01149-1150 that can tilt down making it easier to load the canoe. It also has an anti-rattle hitch bolt which is something that is needed for these types of carriers. Without an anti-rattle hitch bolt or device there is a lot of movement with these carriers. For...
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  • Comparing the Curt Front Hitch Part # C31023 and Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 2012 GMC Sierra 2500
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31023 which is a fit for a 2012 GMC Sierra 2500 will hang down further than the other option we have for you which is the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65078 excluding Denali. This means that there will be much less trimming required to clear the lower bumper valance in order to make it work. Please note that the above hitch is only tested on stock vehicle's without a lift or bull bar. You will need to take a look...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch for a 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD 4WD
    Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C31023 will fit your 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500HD 4WD. This front mounted hitch bolts to your Silverado 3500 with included hardware. I have linked an installation video below and a picture that will show you what this hitch looks like installed.
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  • Compatible Fitting Front Mounted Hitch For A 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31023 is the only compatible fitting front mounted hitch we carry for your 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali. It has a line pull capacity of 9,000lbs, vertical load capacity of 500lbs, and gross trailer weight capacity of 5,000lbs.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2015 GMC Sierra 2500
    For a 2015 GMC Sierra we have Curt trailer hitch # C31071. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2013 Chevrolet Silverado With Ranch Hand Front Bumper
    I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31023 for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. It will come out lower on the truck to clear the Ranch Hand front bumper you have. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65078 comes out of the front bumper just below the tow hooks and this is right where the lower cross bar is on your Ranch Hand bumper.
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  • Can Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Be Installed On 2013 Chevrolet Silverado With Grille Guard Installed
    The front-mount trailer hitches we offer for your 2013 Silverado require removing the tow hooks and then re-installing them after the hitch has been installed. This same location is used by some of the grille guards we offer so you can check out the attached installation instructions for the Curt Hitch, part # C31023 to see if the grille guard you have would interfere with the hitch installation. Our manufacturers say they have not tested the installation of their hitches with the grille...
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  • Can a Front-Mount Hitch and Adapter be Used to Push a Trailer Into Tight Spots?
    You certainly aren't alone having a bit of trouble backing up a long trailer. Using a front-mounted hitch is fine, but the Blue Ox adapter, # BX88132, is designed for flat-towing so it isn't going to work for you. What you can do instead is attach a fixed ball mount, and the Draw-Tite # 80248 is going to give you 9-3/4" of rise. Please keep in mind that the Draw-Tite has has a max gross towing weight (GTW) of 3,500 lbs and max tongue weight (TW) of 350 lbs in the rise position. If you...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65078 Fit a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65078 unfortunately will not fit your 2011 GMC Sierra Denali, instead you need to go with the Curt # C31023. We have tried looking into this ourselves but we haven't been able to really determine why one will fit and the other one won't. Since front mount hitches are vehicle specific though there is likely a small difference behind the fascia on your Denali that prevents the Draw-Tite option from being properly installed.
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  • Recommended Hitch Cargo Carrier for Use on Front Hitch # C31023 on GMC Sierra 2500HD
    Thank you for your recent purchase of Curt front-mount hitch receiver # C31023 for your Sierra 2500HD. This 2-inch hitch offers a maximum tongue weight (TW) capacity of 500-lbs so a cargo carrier rated for 450-500-lbs will be a good choice. Please click on the link provided to see all fixed cargo carriers in this capacity range. I suggest a lightweight aluminum carrier like the Curt # C18113 because it weighs only 25-lbs and this will leave more of your hitch capacity for your cargo. Plus...
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  • Front ebike rack for our GMC 3500 truck. 2 bikes
    Yes, we do have a front mount hitch that will fit your 2013 GMC Sierra 3500. It is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch item # C31023. This front mount hitch has a vertical load limit of 500 lbs which will be more than sufficient to handle two fat tire e-bikes. It also has a 2" receiver so you will not have to worry about capacity. I have linked an installation video below. For a bike rack that will carry two fat tire e-bikes, I recommend the Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes...
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch 31023 Fit a 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
    The Curt front mount receiver # C31023 is listed as a fit for the 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD. Denali models are not excluded. Installation will be nearly identical on a 2013 as in the video for the 2011. I have linked the video for reference. Even on Denali models, the front fascia trimming should be minimal. I have included a link to the installation details for you.
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