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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt front receiver hitch part number 31198 or order online at etrailer.com. 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 - 31198

  • Curt
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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
    • Utilizes existing factory hardware
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Installation instructions included
  • Assembled in USA


Specs:

  • 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


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.



31198 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 31198

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (97 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.

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2016 Toyota Tundra

Bought this front hitch for my 2016 Toyota Tundra. While I'll use it primarily for supporting a bike rack and a rod holder, the towing capacity will allow me to maneuver my boat with ease as well. The build quality is exceptional, it fit perfectly and installed in less than 10 minutes. Very happy with it!


Comments
Great! I’ve used it a few times and it supports my two bikes very well. Never concerned with the security.
Ronald - 12/09/2020


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Simply the best way to maneuver your trailer into tight places you can see everything. Because it’s on the front end of your truck excellent product excellent quality thank you E trailer.


Comments
Works great just like advertised and it’s made in the USA !!!!
Bruce - 04/16/2020


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2014 Toyota Tundra

I bought and installed the front hitch to my 2014 Toyota Tundra because I did not want to use my travel trailer's rear bumper. The 2014 Toyota Tundra has a skid plate that has to be removed for oil changes and this front hitch installed would also have to be removed each time the oil is changed. I decided to cut a square hole in the skid plate allowing access to the oil filter so that the skid plate along with the front hitch would not have to be removed to get to the oil filter. The skid plate has 5 bolts and 3 screws and drops down for oil changes. To completely remove the skid plate after removing the bolts and screws you have to hold the skid plate and move it to the drivers side to unhook two hooks which are "L" shape facing the same way towards the passengers side. Do not leave the skid plate off because too many hoses and lines will be exposed and can be damaged while driving. It took me less than 20 minutes to install the front hitch and I also bought a Hitch Extender for a 2" Trailer Hitch 7" which made the hitch come even with the front bumper on my 2014 Toyota Tundra. I bought several other accessories to go with the front hitch which I can use when needed. I did buy this hitch mainly to use to carry my 2 beach cruiser bikes and it works perfect. Now all I have to do is insert the bike carrier into the receiver hitch and load the bikes and I am off with no worries about the bikes being in the rear of my travel trailer or trying to keep them steady in the bed of my Tundra. The bikes look really good in front of my Tundra and my driving view is not blocked at all with the bikes on. With the 7 inch extender the bikes are nowhere near the truck and with the Anti-rattle with lock on the 7" trailer hitch receiver there is no swaying while on the road or on the freeway at any speed. Thanks etrailer.


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Do you use any type of strap from the body of the bike rack back to the hood for stabilizing the bikes while on the road? I do not know where such a strap would be secured but I have seen some tuck them under the hood and close the hood on the end of the strap thereby securing the strap that runs from the rack under the hood lid. Does this question makes sense? Maybe such a support straps would not be required with this setup.My Tundra is a 2012 and I am assuming the skid plate is similar to yours. My bike rack looks to be much the same style as in your pics.Thanks.
-- comment by: Mike F - 08/13/2015


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Mike F.I dont think a strap for this type of bike rack would be needed. Even though I did use a rachet strap and made the connection from the tow hooks to the bike rack to keep it from bouncing at one time. Except for that one time I have never had to use a strap at all. Also use an Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock to keep the connection secure and tight. I make sure the bolts to the hitch and the hitch extender adapter are tighten to the fullest and the velcro straps that go around the bike tire rims are tight and secured. The hooks that go down on the bike frame are pushed down and then tighten. I have traveled throughout California with these bikes and never had a problem. Of course I always check the connections. I bought several bolts and washers for the hooks to tighten in case the bolts strips which has happened twice.Alex
-- comment by: Alex 8 - 08/17/2015

Thanks for the follow up Alex. Please also keep in mind that using a hitch extender will reduce the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 8/18/2015

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Alex- can you tell me what other parts extension, lock, etc you purchased from e-trailer for your application. I just received this unit from them. Also, how did you cut the hole for oil filter removal? Would a Dremel tool work for this? Thank you for any assistance you can provide..Thank you, Terry .
-- comment by: Terry K - 01/29/2016


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Terry K. I also bought a Hitch Extender for a 2 Trailer Hitch 7 which made the hitch come even with the front bumper on my 2014 Toyota Tundra. I bought several other accessories to go with the front hitch which was the Anti-rattle with lock on the 7 trailer hitch receiver there is no swaying while on the road.For your question onhow did you cut the hole for oil filter removal? Would a Dremel tool work for this?I guess a dremel would work but what I used was a metal snip cutter. I bought one at home depot for about $9.00 and to start the cut I drilled a large hole at the corner of the square to be cut and then I just snipped along the square like a pair of scissors. I then filed the opening and on the square metal piece I also bought drilled several holes as I attached it to the skid plate.
-- comment by: Alex1838 - 02/05/2016



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2011 Toyota Tundra

bought this for my 2011 tundra, I launch my boat (5500 lbs) at a private ramp where a front mount hitch is pretty much required due to the tight access. Anyway this mounts to the front frame between the factory tow hooks on the 07-12 tundras. Does not take any time at all to install it. It weighs 29 lbs according to my scale. . It does not hang down any lower than the TRD Package steel skid plate, so I liked that. It looks plenty strong for just about any towing/launching activity I can think of with my truck. You may need a 6-8 inch hitch extension to mound your receiver. But I would rather have to use an extension then have the hitch. itself stick out any farther forward. You may have to remove it to do an oil change, not sure yet, either way, no big deal.


Comments
David or anyone!Nice writeup and photo to help us in this purchase. Can you tell me if you had to remove the hitch to complete an oil change sir? It looks like you need to remove the hitch to get the skid plate off, but wasnt sure. Thanks,Pete
-- comment by: pete - 10/20/2013

Comments
This front reciever will need to be removed to do an oil change. The 2 toyota dealers that have worked on my tundra did not have a problem removing it. They did not charge me any more for an oil change.
-- comment by: David E - 10/23/2013

Comments
Remember that the hardware included with hitches is usually torque-to-yield, TTY. This means that the hardware is only meant to be torqued once. If removed, the hardware should be discarded and replaced. The instructions do specify a 4 inch hole to be cut that allows easy access for oil changes. Its at the top of the pages in an in-set diagram. Its an easier solution than removing each time and it doesnt significantly reduce the protection the shield provides.
-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 07/28/2014


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2011 Toyota Tundra

Installing was a breeze. I used a floor jack to hold out up while screw the bolts in. Done in 15mins. Looking at other pictures I see, it looks like it was fairly low to the ground but in reality, it's not as low as the pictures make it look. I have no use for it now but future plan is front tray and maybe a plow. The finish is very nice. I cut a removable filter access in my skid plate instead of leaving a big gapping hole. It's a very nice hitch to have.



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Great fit with a modification to my front skid plate so the transfer case oil can be changed with out dropping the hitch.



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2010 Toyota Tundra

I got this receiver for the front of my 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup truck so that I could mount a Fishin Mate beach cart on the front of the truck when my travel trailer is hooked up to the rear receiver. The Curt front receiver is all I hoped it would be. I have used it for a year now, having made one trip from my home in Virginia to Cape Cod, and another trip to Florida. For a two months stay in Florida, I used the cart on the front or rear receiver several times a week. The Curt front receiver is of the highest quality. It was simple to install. You take two bolts each out of each of the two front tow hooks mounted on the front of the frame, hold up the receiver to line up with the holes in the frame, hold up the tow hooks back to their position one at a time, and reinsert the original bolts. (Simply put, the receiver is inserted between the tow hooks and frame.). The first time I installed it, it did only take the twenty minutes or so that people say it does. I have chosen to not cut a hole in my skid plate under the engine, so when I change the crankcase oil and filter I have to remove the Curt receiver and skid plate every time. It takes some time, but I'm okay with that. It's that easy. I am 72 years old, and don't have the strength I used to have, so I can't manhandle the receiver and skid plate, but instead balance them on the cradle of a floor jack and finesse them into place. I've got the knack of it, and it goes well. I did not get a riser bar to elevate the cargo from the height of the receiver, so my cart carrier goes straight out the front. It is close to the road, but not so close as to have ever scraped going in and out of gas stations. I remain aware of it and am careful. The Curt receiver has traveled thousands of miles over a year now, has been off and back on twice for oil changes, has remained new looking, and has met all my expectations. E-Trailer, as always, remains the best internet shopping business I have ever dealt with.



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2016 Toyota Tundra

Purchased and installed a Curt front hitch in 2016 for my 2011 Tundra. The installation was very easy. I tow a travel trailer and use the front hitch for a bike rack.



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I use this hitch to tow my motorcycle carrier and motorcycle. I've gone over ten thousand miles with the bike on the hitch without a problem. It's a great easy to install product.



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2015 Toyota Tundra

Installation was easy, even for one person (and the help of a lift). The hardest part was removing the skid plate from the Tundra. Couldn't be happier.


Comments
It’s been perfect. Modifying the skid plate so it doesn’t have to be removed for oil changes was the best idea. The hitch makes hauling an extra cooler and fishing rods so much more convenient.
Matt L - 05/04/2019



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Shiny hitch showed up at my door & 30 minutes later, it's installed!



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2008 Toyota Tundra

Untested, thus 4 stars for the product. Fitment was perfect, although 20-45 min install goal is a bit lofty for an older truck that has been off-road and has some rust. New rig-easily achievable time windows. etrailer gets 5 though. I liked that the shipping cost that is associated with the free shipping was applied to my expedited shipping. Shipped very quickly.



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hitch functions as intended. 4 instead of 5 stars because a hitch stableizer ((anti-rattle) clamp needed to be installed to stop wobble, and cutting a hole in the skid plate was required (as i knew it was). hole is needed to give access to oil filter in replacement/oil change function. and this is because hitch bars have to be bolted to same place as originaly secures front of skid plat to frame. otherwise, it works as advertised and it solved my issue so i could both tow my travel trailer and carry bikes upfront.



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We own a total of five trailers and with tight maneuvering space the front hitch makes parking them a much easier job. Well worth the money, easy installation, excellent service from etrailer thanks


Comments
Working out great, I get inquiries quite regularly why a front hitch, reaction is “ that’s a great idea “
Theodore B - 05/30/2020


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This process was quick and easy. Installing took only 15 minutes on my 2012 Toyota Tundra. The fit was exactly what I wanted.



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2019 Toyota Tundra

This is my 2nd Etrailer.com front hitch - when my 06 Tundra was totaled, I replaced with 2018 Tundra, and immediately ordered a new front hitch. Tough call between Draw-Tite and Curt, but a quick call to Olivia at Etrailer.com solved that - she knowledgeably discussed 1) the tongue length of each, relevant to my needs for my surf rack, and 2) the construction of each. I chose the Curt as it fit right, and it's super heavy duty powder-coated (and made in the USA). I had Draw Tite on my first TUndra, and it worked flawlessly. I figured why not compare the two with the second one, so I did. The product arrived perfectly, quickly, and packaged properly. No dings on the box at all. The hitch itself IS super well made - you can feel how heavy the powdercoating is. I'm VERY happy I called, and happier still that I got Olivia, who helped me make the right choice. Install on my 2019 Toyota Tundra crewcab was SUPER easy - but you MUST remember to "measure twice and cut once" when you cut out the hole in the metal shield that protects the engine. I do recommend taking the time to unbolt that, measure it, inspect it, measure again, and compare THOUGHTFULLY to the diagram that Etrailer provides (super that they provide this - thanks, guys!). I got in a rush, so I have two nice holes in my skid plate - but no matter, the oil-change guy can now get to it without taking the plate off again. TRUST ME - whichever manufacturer you choose, buying it from Etrailer means no muss, no fuss, and RIGHT as rain every time. I'm a huge fan!



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2008 Toyota Sequoia

The front hitch for Sequoia is nice looking and fits nice and tight to retain as much ground clearance as possible. The only problem was the longer mounting bolts were not in the package. I had to run to the hardware store. I am putting a folding cargo carrier to carry a generator while towing my camper. I will also get a winch on a hitch mount so I can pull myself out forwards or backwards.



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2017 Toyota Tundra

I was really glad to find this product for my 2017 Tundra. Seeing that I have a shell on my truck (& when towing a trailer) I didn't have many options to bring my dirt bike but this front hitch was the ideal solution.......& it works like it should.



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2015 Toyota Sequoia

Item fit perfectly on my 2008 Sequoia. Easy install. Did not require jacking up the vehicle. Be sure to consider the detailed instructions about the skid plate under the engine. Oil filter changes will require hitch removal every time unless you cut an access hole for the filter. Instructions come with the item. This extra step took me about 15 minutes to do with a side-grinder equipped with a metal cutting blade,


Comments
Thx Laura...everything about the product is still perfect.
Goofy K - 12/13/2017



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2017 Toyota Tundra

Couldn't ask for better service, pricing and quality! Could track my order every step of the way and my front receiver hitch installed in 20 minutes that's to the instructions from the etrailer team. I will be ordering again from etrailer!!!!!



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hitch works great. pushing in a trailer is a lot easier than backing one in.



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2019 Toyota Tundra

A front hitch has got me out of a couple of trailer-backing jams so I wanted one on my new truck. I ordered the Curt which was a well-made product as was expected. I do have some installation comments: 1) The worst part of the process was drilling the hole in the skid plate. I didn't have a 4-in metal hole saw so I used a cut-saw with a metal-cutting blade. This required more work with a Dremel tool to clean the edges but it worked fine. 2) After I cut the skid plate I began looking at what else would require skid-plate removal. Besides some high-mileage maintenance it looked like wheel alignment and some steering system lubrication would require skid-plate removal. I thus chose to leave the skid plate off; I think the hitch would catch any low-clearance problem though a loose rock could still play havoc. 3) Three screws attach the tabs on the lower part of the plastic bumper assembly directly to inserts in the skid plate. Without the skid plate there is nothing to attach these tabs to. One hole will accept a 1-1/2" (about) bolt through the cross bar beneath the radiator but the other two will not. For now I zip-tied the tabs to the cross bar until I figure out a better solution. I could drill and tap the holes to accept a metric bolt but that will require removing the hitch again. I think the bottom line here is that the oil-filter hole fixes one access problem but there is a lot of other stuff under there that will require skid plate/hitch removal. I wonder if cutting the front end of the skid plate off would allow it to be replaced without removing the hitch?



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Delivery was fast, but the hitch came in a box that appeared to have been opened before. There were lots of staples, but quite a few staple holes without staples. The hitch itself looks very strong and well made. But the box did not contain the 4 longer bolts required for mounting the hitch under the towing rings ? So I had to spend an extra $12 for longer high quality metric bolts.


Comments
The 31198 Curt front mount hitch does require using the existing 12mm fasteners from the tow hooks to install the hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 09/21/2017


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The item arrived quickly after ordering. It was wrapped nicely and the product was well painted. It fit great and will make your front towing much easier.



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2018 Toyota Tundra

Impressed with the quality and engineering of the product. Note for Toyota Tundra install: when reinstalling tow hooks with front hitch; replace existing M12x1.25(pitch)x 35(length)with M12x1.25(pitch)x 50(length).


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    The Curt Front Mount Hitch # 31198 and the Draw-Tite # 65080 for your 2018 Toyota Tundra are indeed just about identical in terms of their capacities and where they will mount on the truck. One thing that does differentiate the two models, and the reason I recommend the Curt, is the fact that the Curt # 31198 is made right here in the USA while the Draw-Tite hitch is made overseas. The Curt hitches are also known for their unique powder coat application which ensures a rust free hitch...
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    For your 2018 Toyota Tundra the recommended front hitch is the part # 31198 for use with the Agri-Cover SnowSport plow part A40000HD. You will need to enlarge a hole in the skid plate to allow the install of this hitch while also allowing easy access to the oil filter. If you check out the install video I attached for this hitch you'll see how to do this. I also attached a picture of a diagram that shows where the 4 inch hole needs to be.
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  • Skid Plate Removal Required To Install Front Mounted Hitch on 2013 Toyota Tundra
    According to Curt, if the truck is equipped with the skid plate, the skid plate will need to be removed or have the 4 inch diameter hole cut into it to allow for oil changes. The hitch cannot be removed each time the oil needs changing, because the hitch hardware is designed for one-time usage only. Once the bolts are install and torqued one time, any subsequent removal/installation would stretch and weaken the bolts, leading to an unknown weight rating. So, you can remove the skid plate...
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  • Does Skid Shield have to be Removed or Cut for Oil Changes on 2013 Toyota Tundra with Front Hitch
    You will either want to leave off the skid plate or drill a hole in it for easy access to perform oil changes with a front mount trailer hitch # 31198 installed on your 2013 Toyota Tundra. I do not recommend removing the hitch every time because the hardware is meant to be torqued down just once. I cannot confirm whether or not the skid shield can be pulled back enough to perform an oil change. I have linked the hitch instructions for you.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2013 Nissan Titan
    There are two options for front mounted hitches on a 2013 Nissan Titan. They are the Draw-Tite # 65065 and the Curt # C31061. They attach in the same location but are only confirmed by both manufacturers to fit the 4x4 models. There currently is not a fit for the 2WD model, so if you let me know what you are looking to do with the hitch I may be able to help with an alternative option.
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  • Mounting a Winch Plate and Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2007 Toyota Tundra 2WD
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he stated that the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, # 31198, will not sit flush with the bumper on your 2007 Toyota Tundra 2WD, but about 2-3 inches back. We offer the Curt Electric Winch Mount Plate, # C31010, that has three pin holes that will allow you to adjust the distance of the winch plate from the vehicle. The measurement from the furthest pin hole to the mounting plate is 8-1/4 inches. I have attached a picture showing these measurements. This...
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  • Does Front Skid Plate have to be Removed to Install Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2006 Toyota Tundra
    The Draw-Tite front mount hitch # 65031 requires removing the front skid plate for installation. See instructions and video links I have linked for this hitch. On front mount hitch # 31180 you should not have to remove the skid plate. The 2001 model we installed it on did not require removing the skid plate and the installation instructions make no reference to removing it. I have linked the instructions and a video showing a typical installation of this hitch as well.
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  • Will The Curt Front Hitch Work With Motorcycle On 2012 Toyota Tundra
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31198 which is a bolt-on fit for a 2012 Toyota Tundra will work well for a motorcycle and carrier. The trailer hitch has a 500 lb vertical load rating so as long as the weight of the motorcycle and carrier does not exceed this you will be good to go. The etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch part # e98873 which only weighs 58 lbs is what I recommend you use if you don't already have an option in mind. In regards to legality,...
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    Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31198 is a custom-fit item made specifically for the Toyota Tundra and Sequoia. Its installation presumes the vehicle is otherwise stock since hitch makers cannot know/test every possible other aftermarket product on a vehicle, such as an RCI skid plate for off-roading. My contact at Curt could not confirm compatibility since they have not tested this hitch with this particular skid plate. The installation instructions for this hitch are linked to enable...
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