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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 800-298-8924 to order Curt front receiver hitch part number C31068 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 - C31068

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


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
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in the 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


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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.



31068 Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Replaces 31057

Replaces 31368

Installation Details C31068 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31068

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (116 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.

- C31068
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2011 Ford F-150

40 min to install - I wish I had a deep socket for install but was able to do it pretty easily with out. Video made it simple. I made the notch slightly to big - so I'll say no more than a 3.5 inch notch is needed. Thanks etrailer!!!! 317786



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2011 Ford F-150

I purchased this product with the understanding it was a simple bolt on for my 2011 F-150 4X4 ecoboost, well it wasn't, the front air dam that needs a "slight trimming" would have to be cut in half to fit, it also interferes with the bumper facia, and to install this item you need to cram it against and bend the cross member that supports the inter-cooler for the turbos, am I happy no, would I recommend e-trailer that's a decision I haven't made yet. 133094



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2013 Ford Expedition

The Curt Front Mount Hitch Receiver was delivered on time and in good condition. It is a solidly built product with exact dimensions for my 2013 Ford Expedition. Instructions were more than adequate. It installed in less than one hour. No modifications were necessary. My primary use for this front mounted hitch is for a hitch mounted bike rack. After installing the hitch, I discovered my bike rack would not install correctly due to the hitch being set back too far. This made necessary the purchase of a hitch extender, which de-rates the hitch by 50%. This is not an issue for my application as I do not intend to carry more than 350 lbs on the bike rack. Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase and with the customer service I received from etrailer. My only regret is that I would have purchased the extender with the hitch had I known it would be necessary. Knowledge of the set back distance for specific vehicles would be beneficial for certain applications. 130113


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With the extender does the bike rack wobble more?
-- comment by: Dan - 07/08/2015

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Hi Dan,Great question. Though the extender fit fairly snugly, it did allow a little more movement than I preferred so I added a StowAway Hitch Tightener. This took all the wobble out and the setup is as stiff as can be.
-- comment by: Paul - 07/10/2015

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Hi Paul. Did you have any issues with the bikes obstructing your headlights? I have a 2011 Expedition and would love to be able to put my bike rack on the front when I tow my camper.
-- comment by: Mark M - 01/01/2016

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- C31068
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2017 Ford Expedition

I purchased this hitch for a 2017 Ford Expedition. This is the second hitch I have purchased from etrailer, the first being on my previous truck, a 2006 F-150. Ordering was easy, shipping was quick and customer service was super helpful. Not counting the time it took to get things together, it took me a hour to install the hitch by myself. Lifting the hitch in place by myself was a little awkward, mut I managed and it was easier once I got the first bolt in place. The directions were good, except they were written for a F-150. There are slight differences between the 150 and the Expedition. I was able to figure these out easily enough, but it would have been nice if the instructions mentioned them. The biggest difference between the instructions and my vechicle is I did not need to trim the fascia. Fortunately I lifted the hitch up and did a dry fit and discovered this before I trimmed anything. The other thing that was not mentioned in the instructions is there were dividers on each side of transmission cooler that attached to the lower air dam. I secured these to the hitch with zip ties when I was finished with the install. My bike rack fits nicely on the hitch. At first I was worried the hitch would sit too far back but there is just enough clearance when it is installed. All in all, it looks nice, was easy to install and now I can take bikes with me camping. 667767



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This time last year I prepared my truck for a 3k plus trip to Baja. My motorcycle needed to mount on a front hitch being that my Airstream was towed on the back,. Not a single problem a year later. The round trip drive as well as the local rough roads caused a lot of wear and tear on everything Not the hitch. Now I use the front hitch for my Thule Fat tire rack. I am really happy to have an added hitch on the front of my truck 873355



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Quick delivery. 868066



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Like a glove. !! I’m not a mechanic at all and I did this by myself. The instructional video was right on!! If your doing it yourself you need something (I used a spare car battery) to prop up one side to aid in lifting it in place. I specifically have a 2017 Ford Expedition limited EL. I DIDNT HAVE TO CUT ANYTHING. I only had to remove the plastic molding thing at the bottom. YOU WILL NEED THE EXTENDER. !!! I bought the 8inch and it was perfect. 866856



- C31068
by: 08/20/2020

Great, well made product. I would recommend using a lift when installing. Instructions were easy to follow. 865056



- C31068
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2010 Ford F-150

Easy to install, video is helpful to watch in advance. I am no novice in this type of work and it took me a little over an hour working at a leisurely pace. That said, there is room for improvement on the part of Curt and the installation itself. 1. Highly recommend use of a floor jack if this is a one-person install. 2. I recommend that the install instructions emphasize use of the tubular spacer that should be installed over the long 1/2" bolt. Its purpose should be to react the compressive force of the fastener instead of the nut/bolt combination pinching and deforming (slightly) the rectangular tubular frame. 3. This 1/2" fastener fits into a very oversize hole making installation easy. The rear fastener fits into a slotted hole (on my 2010 F-150, it is not square as alluded to in the video). Together the rear fastener (5/8") is then tightened up and is a snug fit in both sets of holes. UNLIKE the front fastener holes, which have excess clearance allowing the receiver to rotate about the rear set of fasteners until the front fasteners are torqued to spec. This is not the best design practice as this essentially relies on the developed force and friction between these surfaces to prevent slippage of the front set of fasteners. A better solution would be a properly sized tube (OD x ID x length) to ensure proper positioning in the frame cutouts. 4. There are no provisions for safety chains/cables with this receiver. Granted these are likely not needed for most applications, but it is still wise to provision for this. I use this for precision parking of a boat trailer and in the highly unlikely event the trailer coupler decoupled, having safety cables attached would prevent a potential problem. Of course there are workarounds, but the receiver should be equipped as delivered. 5. Lastly, you may need a longer ball mount as the pin location is quite a bit aft of the front of the bumper and you may also have clearance issues to address. Nothing that cannot be overcome with a bit of thinking. 859810



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Works great Easy to install 809984



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2012 Ford F-150

I ordered this Curt front mount hitch receiver for my 2012 F150 4 x 4. after removing the air damn and making an opening in the plastic under the bumper it bolted right up, perfect fit. The special fish wires for the back bolts worked perfectly. I was able to install it by myself with the help of a floor jack to help hold it in place while I got the first bolts in place. 806385



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2010 Ford F-150 Raptor

This is the third Curt front receiver hitch I have used on vehicles. The hitch was good quality with clear instructions included. It definitely helped during installation that I had a friend and shop to do the install as the ends had to be spread a hair to slide around the frame rails. We had the hitch installed in about 20 minutes. The reason for the average rating is that this is supposed to fit the 2010 Ford F150 Raptor. Although it does fit, you cannot reinstall the skid plate without sever modifications and then, the skid plate would just be for looks. The end of the hitch also sits behind the bumper requiring me to purchase a hitch extension in order for me to install my receiver mounted winch. I bought the RM-071-1075 from etrailer in order to mount the winch. Recently I had to use the winch and had no issues with this set up doing a straight pull. When we tried to pull at a slight angle, I was afraid of exceeding the capacity of the hitch due to the extra leverage caused by the extension (big heavy Raptor on 37's buried in mud and snow). Overall I would have given the receiver hitch 5 stars if the description mentioned that there would be issues installing on a Raptor. I probably would have done a traditional bumper mounted winch but I like being able to move the winch front to back (which is how I ended getting out of the situation). 805591



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Install was straight forward. Exactly what I needed for hauling my bikes on the front of my truck rather than hanging off the back of the camper. 746477



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Great product and fairly easy to install. Highly recommend! 739993



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It was an easy installation for do it yourself-er. It works great for my use. I use it for cooler / rod rack for surf-fishing. 727862



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Product arrived on time and was easy to install. All necessary specialty tools were included along with easy to follow instructions. 723195



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Mechanics had it installed in only an hour. Super simple. Good product. 720240



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I purchased the front receiver hitch for my Ford F150 so I could attach a snow plow. I installed it myself, and it was an easy installation. It took about an hour, but the instructions were great, and had a great step by step guide. I also watched the instructional video to make it even easier.. It fits perfectly, and is tucked up nicely in the front. I would highly recommend this hitch if you need to put a receiver hitch on the front of your vehicle. 711614



- C31068
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2010 Ford F-150

Went on easy and works well. 707942



- C31068
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2010 Ford F-150

2009 Ford F150 4x4 front hitch is/seems to be of solid construction... weld/vent holes on tubes could/should be smaller so that excessive water/contaminates couldn't/can't get inside to help prolong life of material. I installed by self, had no one to help me...hardest part of installation was measuring the center point of air dam... had to use flexible tape measure to wrap around arch of air dam... also used a floor jack to lift and hold hitch in place, until pushing of bolts through front mount holes... personally, but did work alright, the fish wires were bit short for rear mounting bolts to fish from front of frame opening, and working through the factory tow loop mounting bolts... The measurements for opening to cut in air dam, personally, are a bit excessive, the opening is a little bit larger than needed, but looks alright... instruction sheet says professional install time 30 min, and 60 min for novice/me, took me 45 min., so installation is very easy, also the instructions state tools needed, they should say a ''deep well'' 15/16 socket, standard socket will not tighten the 5/8'' nut on rear mounting bolts. Ground clearance is excellent, 10 1/2 inches from center of tube to the ground, stock ride 2009 F-150 no lift/leveling. Overall product looks/will work excellent for my application/purpose. 657494



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2014 Ford F-150

After a year of using it on my 2014 F150 and a Home Plow, no problems at all. Sugest if your looking for one this will make you happy. 656681



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Backing a short trailer like my teardrop by yourself can be a challenge. By the time you see the trailer respond to steering it's too late to make easy corrections. I installed the front hitch to allow me to see everything while pushing the trailer into the tightest spaces. The installation was made easier with my motorcycle lift. Written instructions were good but viewing the video from the website first is definitely a good idea. Fit and finish are excellent as are etrailer's knowledgeable staff. Very happy with my purchase and will look to etrailer for my next purchase. 616534



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2011 Ford F-150

The hitch was out of square upon delivery, which was discovered when trying to install it. After calling customer service, prompt advice was given which allowed us to return the hitch to square and install safely without marring or voiding warranty. Assistance was detailed and concise and we will very likely utilize etrailer for future vehicle needs. This hitch was purchased for the purpose of attaching a snow plow to our pickup and fit well after slight modification. 614278


Comments
We have used this attachment with a snow plow about 6 times now and it has worked very well for us.
Caleb C - 03/27/2020

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- C31068
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2013 Ford F-150

Perfect fit on my 2013 4WD F150. Two of us did the job in about 40 minutes. The video and included instructions very helpful. Removed the air dam and cut out a small section of the remaining plastic which is not noticeable unless you get under the truck to look. It’s solid and a perfect fit. It sets back a few inches so isn’t in the way when not being used. Some of my racks may need a short extension for handle bar clearance but I’ve had similar issues at the back of the truck. I pull a lot of trailers. This additional cargo space gives a lot of extra options, to include strength enough to mount my XT250 in the front. 613858


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A year later and have used the hitch routinely. Still solid and extremely handy. Frees up the rear hitch for the trailer while the front hitch holds my folding platform.
Michael - 03/24/2020

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Looks great - was easy to install, though I didnt do it - i had professionals - and they charged me a minimum 100 to do it. My good friend bought one from you and he installed his with a buddy, very easily, he is not disabled, btw. Love it. 613386


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