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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31052 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 - C31052

  • 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.

31052 CURT Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C31052 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31052

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 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.

2015 Ford Explorer

Nice hitch, had weld splatter under the paint in lots of areas. It fit no issue, more surprising was how thin the Ford Explorer frame was. Tough cutting the stupid lower air valence, trick is find put where the hitch lines up and mark it there, I went and measured off the centerline and was off 1/8" to the right, luckily I hadn't cut yet so I moved my lines over and everything is nice and tight on the fit. Using this for an old Snowsport Snowplow, had to move the uprights down to the lower 2 holes on the bracket to get the plow to work correctly. Took about 1 hour for the hitch by myself and 2 jack stands, another 20 minutes with the plow, now I'm ready for the next snow storm.

2016 Ford Explorer

Perfect fit on 2016 Ford Explorer. Quality product. I added a Reese cover to prevent crud from getting into the hole but you can see how perfect and clean the install was.

2012 Ford Explorer

WOW! I have purchased from etrailer before and was very pleased. My latest purchase was fantastic also! Great communication, quick shipping and fantastic service too! Thank you so much...


This works perfect for traveling with our motorcycle. It is very sturdy and easy to use. I highly recommend this product. We are able to take our trailer and bike with us wherever we camp.

2013 Ford Explorer

Looks like a well made hitch, easy to i nstall.


Product arrived sooner than expected. Easy to install.


Ask the Experts about this CURT Front Receiver Hitch

  • Will the Curt Front Hitch # C31052 Interfere with Oil Changes
    I spoke to my contact at Curt and he informed me that the CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31052 that you referenced should not interfere with the removal of the air intake component you referenced that needs to be removed for oil changes. I attached a link to the installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Why No Availability of Front-Mount Hitch for 2017 Ford Explorer
    When an aftermarket product such as a hitch fits the latest model year that determination usually gets made pretty quickly by the manufacturer of the product, or at least as soon as they can get their hands on one of the vehicles to test fit the product. After all, it is in their best interest. And you are indeed correct that the 2017 and 2016 model years of the Ford Explorer are part of the same generation of this popular vehicle, the 5th generation since the time it was first offered...
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  • Curt Front Hitch Receiver for a 2015 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4
    Curt front mount hitch # C31052 will fit your 2015 Ford Explorer. It fits 2011 to 2016 models excluding the EcoBoost models. I have included another picture from the instructions showing the hitch installed. It is possible that the front air dam and/or fascia will need to be trimmed for installation.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for Carrying Bike Rack and Towing Camper with 2014 Ford Explorer
    Probably your best solution would be to install a front hitch on your 2014 Ford Explorer like the Curt Hitch part # C31052 so that you can carry the bike rack in that and tow your trailer with the rear hitch and leave roof rack for the kayak or roof carrier.
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  • Can Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch be Installed at Rear of Motorhome
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31052 referenced in your question is a front mount hitch designed to fit certain model years of the Ford Explorer. I cannot recommend it for use behind your motorhome as it was not built with this application in mind. It is also unlikely that the the size and design of the hitch will fit properly on your motorhome's frame. To install a trailer hitch at the rear of your motorhome, I instead recommend looking at the Curt Adjustable Width Trailer...
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  • Can I Mount a Front Hitch and Bull Bar or Grille Guard Together on a 2015 Ford Explorer XLT
    I may have a solution for you, but there will be interference issues when trying to mount these two types of accessories on the front of your 2015 Ford Explorer XLT so you would need to choose one or the other; unfortunately there is not a combo of these two available. If you'd like to go with the front hitch, the Curt # C31052 is the available front hitch for your Explorer and will give you a durable hitch with a 2" receiver. Curt hitches typically have a much thicker powder coating on...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitches for a 2013 Ford Explorer and 2013 Honda Pilot
    Either vehicle can most likely handle pushing around the boat and trailer without any trouble unless the boat and trailer are really large and heavy. For either vehicle the front mount hitches are rated for 350 pounds vertical load (like tongue weight) and 9,000 pounds line pull. In terms of stress on the vehicle, whether the vehicle is pushing or pulling the load a lot of the stress are the same. So basically, check to see the towing capacities of the vehicles to make sure they can handle...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Ford Explorer Sport For Plow Install
    As long as your 2015 Ford Explorer Sport isn't an ecoboost model we have a great solution. The Curt hitch part # C31052 is a confirmed fit and then for a light duty plow we have the K2 # K2AVAL8219 which would fit and work well. This is a perfect plow for someone not looking for anything too crazy that would require wiring and a winch install as well.
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  • Connecting DK2 Rampage II Snow Plow To a 2015 Ford Explorer Limited
    Yes, the Replacement T-Frame # K2CRM-TFRAME will take the place of the custom frame mount that you had on your RAMP8219 for attaching to your 2005 Toyota 4Runner. You will be able to then attach the your snow plow using a CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31052 on your 2015 Ford Explorer Limited as long as you do not have an Ecoboost engine.
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  • Replacement T-Frame and Main Frame For Detail K2 Avalanche Snow Plow
    You are looking for the Replacement T-Frame for Detail K2 Avalanche Snowplows # K2CRM-TFRAME. This will fit into the Main Frame to replace the crossmember on a custom fit plow mount to give you a mount like the Detail K2 Snowplow # K2AVAL8422.
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  • Carrying Bikes and Cargo at the Same Time on a 2013 Ford Explorer
    Like you said, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider and cargo carrier combo, # HR1450Z-85 as an example, has a 15-1/2 inch by 55 inch cargo carrier. This is because a wider carrier would put too much way too far away from the hitch receiver and put a lot of stress and leverage on the hitch and vehicle. A dual hitch receiver would not work because doing so would reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent and the bikes would block the cargo carrier so you couldn't put...
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