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  1. Front Receiver Hitch
  2. Draw-Tite
  3. Front Mount Hitch
  4. Custom Fit Hitch
  5. 500 lbs Vert Load
  6. 9000 lbs Line Pull
Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Draw-Tite 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. 1-833-496-1390 to order Draw-Tite front receiver hitch part number 65003 or order online at Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Draw-Tite Front Receiver Hitch

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • Draw-Tite
  • 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
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design


  • 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

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. 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.

65003 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Item # 65003

Installation Details 65003 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65003

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (82 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.


Perfect fit... I use the front hitch quite often on my dodge service truck... As a portable sawmill service the choice between backing the sawmill up the narrow winding driveway that goes up and over the ridge the log deck or hitching it up to the front and driving it into place is no question... Another use has been positioning the travel trailer... No clearance with the service box for tight turns... Full range of turn off the front...


This has been a great purchase that has enabled me to maneuver my trailer better in the space I need to park it in my backyard off a fairly narrow alley. I installed it on the front of my '98 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 V10. It is stout and secure and was not too difficult to put on. I think most of my installation issues were factors of my truck's age, or mine, but who knows. As I recall, I had to attach bolts in a particular order so that the holes would line up right and I wasn't sheering the threads. After I figured out the order it snuggled up great and feels as solid as if it were factory installed. My front plate bends a bit at the bottom to compensate for the receiver sticking out, but no so bad as it isn't readable. It does not stick out much more than the bumper so I have not run into it when walking across the front of my truck.

I love it to push my trailer in to my yard and I can't wait to put a boat in the water with it.

I would buy one again, if I were to ever get a different truck...but why would I do that?!

Still working great! No boat yet.
Matt W - 05/27/2021

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup

My front mount receiver hitch for my 97 Dodge Ram came in perfect shape and in a timely manner, the installation went very smooth and instructions were very easy. Only thing I recommend is a little longer sway bar bolts would be nice, just a little hard to get started. Other than that perfect easy company to work with and shipping was great I will be using etrailer for future purchases thank you!!

It’s still a great product and this is a great company and if I need another hitch I will definitely buy from
Danny - 02/21/2020

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup

Hi All,
the order was processed in
a timely manner, it took a little longer to get the package then i had hoped but with the whole "Covid" thing going on,, it was kind of expected.

UPS did there best to destroy the box, but nothing was lost in the shipment.

the receiver fit as expected, tucking nice and tight under the oem bumper.
Thank you again!

So far so good, i have not used it much but one thing about it, a good sideeffort about how this is mounted to the frame, it did stiff up the steering.
Chris - 08/03/2021

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup

Great hitch, I've used it to hook up and move trailers around and pull things over a bunch of times. I even got an attachment for my vice so I can mount it and have it handy when needed. Installation was easy, took less than a hour with some basic hand tools.

Well its been a year, still extremely pleased with my front mount hitch. Ive used it for everything from moving trailers and stuff around to mounting a vice on there to pulling people out of ditches and the mud. Highly recommend
Krzysztof C - 11/17/2019

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup

Draw tight front receiver hitch was a perfect fit for my 2000 Dodge Ram 2500. All hardware was a perfect match for my vehicle. I plan to use the front hitch for final positioning a trailer into campsites.

I have used it to precisely move my travel trailer into a perfect parked position in my yard. It does just what I got it for. Couldnt be happier with the product.
Pete - 02/23/2019

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup

I needed a front mounted hitch because I pull a 5th wheel camper with a boat hooked to the back of it and I needed a place to put a bike rack for the kids bikes. I chose the Draw-tite brand hitch based on the fact that I liked the way it mounted farther back on the frame than the Curt version of the front mounted hitch. I mounted this hitch on my 2000 Ram 2500 Diesel without any help in about 2 hours. I did have to remove one OEM front bumper bolt on each side and, of course, the sway bar bolts (I probably could have mounted the hitch in about 45 minutes had any of these bolts come out easily but winter driving and road salt got the best of them. Luckily the hitch comes with all six new hardened bolts). I would suggest getting help just for the fact that it's difficult to hold the hitch steady while you raise the sway bar back into position. If you do decide to go it alone as I did, I will tell you that your best alignment punch will love you more than your own momma can when you are lining up the sway bar bolts. The hitch fit very well and I am extremely satisfied with the quality of the Draw-tite front mounted hitch


Welds look decent but horrible paint quality. I'm going to have to wheelabrate & repaint it before I even mount it

I will have our customer service team reach out to you. I recommend touching up the hitch with a rust resistant paint which you will have on hand for regular hitch maintenance.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/27/2021


Product has worked exactly as advertised. Installation was according to specs and I have had no follow-up issues. I also liked the service from etrailer. The shipment arrived as expected. Overall very happy with the product. I had the product shipped to Canada so had to pay US exchange which added about 25% to the cost. Other than issues.

I have had no issues...working as advertised.
Simon - 06/16/2022

2002 Dodge Ram Pickup

Fit good, and looks great. I had to trim a little of the license plate holder to get my reciever tube in, but good otherwise.

1996 Dodge Ram Pickup

Hitch did not line up with holes in truck so was unable to install after all the work to disassemble sway bar and bumper bolts. The right side lined up but the left could not be lined up. Paint was chipped and flaking in a couple spots on delivery.

Thank you for your review. It does sound like your hitch was flexed in shipping which can be pretty common. The hitch is designed of mild steel to flex with the vehicles movement. I have attached a helpful article to flex the hitch back into place to help with the installation.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 04/05/2022

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup

Exactly what I was looking for,since the truck didn't come with recovery hooks.

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup

My wife and I installed this on our 1999 Dodge Ram 1500. I am a retired geologist and definitely not mechanical. I had to buy an impact wrench to remove the existing bolts, which included a brush guard bumper. It was toughest putting the bolts back in for the sway bar with the added metal from the hitch. It took us awhile, but to be honest it wasn't that hard and would be easy for anyone mechanically inclined.

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup

Receiver went on like it was part of the original truck. The delivery was prompt and the product was in good shape even though it was heavy and could have been mishandled.


The hitch was very reasonably priced and arrived quickly. It appeared to be of stout construction and is fairly heavy. Installation was straightforward with the four lower mounting points using existing bolts welded in the frame (sway bar mounts), and the upper attachment points using existing holes (had to remove/replace the bolts that were there). All necessary hardware was included. The hitch fit very well, it was no problem getting the holes to line up. I was concerned it might hang down too far or protrude too much but it does not at all; a clean looking installation with the lower bumper trim modified as in the pictures. I’m very pleased with the hitch, and the service from etrailer has been excellent. Thank you.


Fast turn around shipping, good fit and quality for the cost.

1999 Dodge Ram Pickup

I'm pleased with the front hitch it was easy to put on didn't take but 30min to install it and the receiver is tight and my rod rack dont move around In it


Perfect fit


Great fit made it a quick install.

2000 Dodge Ram Pickup

After straightening both the mounting brackets for the front frame mounts due to shipping damage it fit great I'm happy with the product so go ahead and purchase one for yourself you'll be happy

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup

Installed on a 97 Dodge 2500HD with the 5.9 gas engine. I had to remove my factory tow hooks and a grill guard. Other than that it bolts right on with the included hardware. Use a floor jack or ATV jack for the hitch and a cargo strap to support the sway bar. The easiest hitch I ever installed.

Good product and have not had any problems with it.
Marvin - 07/16/2019

2002 Dodge Ram Pickup

It was about 1/8 inch off for one side. Had to use a hydraulic ram to get to fit properly. But other than that its great.

Dodge Ram Pickup

I just installed the this on my dodge ram 2500. it seems to be constructed well and can be used for many different applications. I am going to use it to carry the spare tire, but can be used to pull truck out if it gets stuck. e-trailer shipped in a timely manner, and customer service rep was very helpful when ordering.

I have a step bupper and it works good to check oil etc.
john - 10/23/2019


Very satisfied.good product ,easy to order,arrived at my doorstep …well done!!

by: 04/23/2021

It didn’t fit as I would of expected it to. It was about 1/2 off from stabilizer holes. I had to beat the brackets that mount to the front in order to come close then ream out 2 of the holes. It clearly wasn’t made to factory specs.

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