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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. 1-800-496-5010 to order Draw-Tite front receiver hitch part number 65041 or order online at Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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 - 65041

  • 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.

65041 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 65041 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65041

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (17 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.

2002 Toyota Tacoma

Have a long cheater bar to remove bolts on tow hooks; I broke a 3/5s socket extension, but fortunately had another one.
The 11/16 holes you need to create are a little loose; I shimmed the first and didn't put the next one all the way through so it would be snug.
The side rails are a little wide, I put two washers on each side to make it snug.
The hitch does not interfere with the skid plate, it is snug but good.
Looks good! I am using it for a bike rack when towing my pop up camper.
Good Price, free shipping.

2004 Toyota Tacoma

Excellent quality and value!. All welds are very good, finish is tough and looks good. Heavy duty construction and better than I expected.

The unit tucks-in tightly just behind and below the bumper, is barely visible when installed.

Fit was a bit tight, and I had to loosen the first bolts I put in in order to align the hole in the side-bolt on the right (I almost decided to drop the assembly and file the slot for the bolt). It was a tough fit, but it did ultimately fit. If the slot had been about about 1/8 inch longer, it would have been very easy to install.

I would buy this again without a moment's hesitation.


Good ProductI am happy with this product and I have attached my Snowsport HD Plow to this. It was a little difficult to attach as I had previously installed a brush guard and those bolts had rusted. I had to heat the bolts to remove them (along with PB Blaster) and still broke one of the welded frame nuts loose. But with a little thinking, I got a new bolt from the hardware store, dropped it in from inside the frame and the installion continued. Heavy duty product and wonderful customer service. I would buy again.

A little Never Seez or other anti seize during assembly is your best friend during disassembly.
-- comment by: John - 09/03/2014

2001 Toyota Tacoma

Draw Tite front mount trailer hitch is not an easy installation on a 2001 Toyota Tacoma as advertised unless you think drilling an 11/16" hole in your frame with a 1/8" starter hole (largest bit I own is 1/2"). Be aware that the very front plate can only be removed by removing the draw Tite trailer hitch. You can remove the next protective plate without issue to access oil filter and such.


Was shipped promptly and arrived safely. Looks awesome. Works great

2004 Toyota Tacoma

Fast order quick shipping!! Product arrived packaged good and for like a glove on my gen 1 2004 Tacoma!! Would highly recommend!!

2001 Toyota Tacoma

Easy bolt on. Took a chance and it fits my 1999 tacoma. Great product and price makes it excellent. Etrailer customer support was great and shipping was fast. Thanks will use etrailer again. Going to look for crossover job box now.

2000 Toyota 4Runner

Ordered my hitch at 2pm on a Wednesday. It was at my door by 2p THE NEXT DAY! Bolted right up and worked great on my 2000 Toyota 4runner. Slight frame modification, but hardly anything. Would buy again without question!

2001 Toyota Tacoma

I put this on a 2000 Tacoma. I believe it would fit 96-2004 even though it only list to 2001 Fit great!! I also had to add 1/4 shim on each side for the upright part to fit against frame rail as others did.


Fit like a glove, only hard part was drilling holes and having to spend 20 bucks on a drill bit??


etrailer rep was very helpful and expedited delivery of my order.

2001 Toyota 4Runner

this hitch will fit a 2001 Toyota have to do a little work,but it will fit


Easy install, works great to push boat into tight spaces.


Just as advertised!!! Hooked up perfect to my truck!! If you don’t have any help use a roll jack if you have one and put it in place.



2002 Toyota Tacoma

Did what I wanted.


See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Front Receiver Hitch

  • Does Draw Tite Front Hitch for 2003 Toyota Tacoma Require Fascia or Bumper Trimming
    There is no fascia or bumper trimming needed to install the Draw Tite Front hitch part # 65041 that you referenced on your 2003 Toyota Tacoma. The hitch fits right under the front bumper of the vehicle.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 65041 Fit 2003 Toyota Tacoma
    Yes, the Draw Tite hitch # 65041 does fit your 2003 Toyota Tacoma.
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  • Can Replacement Hardware be Ordered for Draw Tite Hitch # 65041
    We sell hardware for all of the hitches we offer with the part # RHK. To order hardware for the # 65041 you'd just need to select Draw Tite from the drop down menu and then enter the hitch part number in the part number box and you'd be set.
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  • Will Transmission Cooler Or Skid Plate Interfere With Installation Of Front Hitch on 2001 Tacoma
    You can check the frame on your 2001 Tacoma as shown in the attached instructions to see where a front mount hitch # C31013 and # 65041 is installed. In the instructions it does state you have to remove the tow hooks and they will not be re-installed. The instructions do not mention a front skid plate. I called my contact at Draw-Tite and they said there are no complaints or concerns about the skid plate on the Tacoma. The transmission cooler lines would be the only thing that may interfere...
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  • Can Westin Grille Guard and Front Mount Trailer Hitch Both Fit 2001 Toyota Tacoma at the Same Time
    The front mount trailer hitches for your 2001 Toyota Tacoma, including # 65041, and the grille guards including # 40-0905, install at the same places on the vehicle frame. Since they would have to occupy the same space you will not be able to have both a grille guard and a front mount hitch at the same time. If I had to choose I would go with the front mount hitch since it is much more useful. I have linked the installation instructions for you.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2003 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner TRD
    We have two options for front mount hitches specifically designed for your 2003 Toyota Tacoma and neither of them state that the skid plate will have to be removed for installation. First is the Curt Hitch, # C31013. This hitch mounts to the bottom of the frame rails. Unless your transmission cooler is mounted there the hitch will not interfere. Next is the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 65041. This hitch attaches to the bottom of the frame rails and also has 1 attachment point on the outside of each...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 1998 Toyota 4Runner
    I have a few different options for you, but the Draw-Tite Receiver # 65041 is not going to fit a 1998 Toyota 4Runner. If you want to stick with the Draw-Tite brand, I recommend going with the Max-Frame Hitch Receiver # 75091. It is a Class III hitch, has a 2 inch receiver, and is rated for a max of 500 lbs Tongue Weight and 5,000 max Gross Trailer Weight. We also have the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13087. This hitch also has a max tongue weight of 500 lbs and a 5,000 max...
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  • Front Trailer Hitch Receiver For Transporting a Dirt Bike With a 2004 Toyota Tacoma
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65041 will be sufficient to carry your 280lb dirt bike with the 60lb carrier on your 2004 Toyota Tacoma. I do recommend using the Coil SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs # CSS-1125F to provide additional support to your front suspension. The front suspension on your Tacoma is not designed like the rear suspension that is there to carry additional weight. The SumoSprings will insert into your current coils and provide additional support...
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  • Can I Use a Front Hitch Receiver with the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard # 40-0905 on My 2002 Tacoma?
    I have an answer for you. Unfortunately, all front hitches we have for your 2002 Toyota Tacoma like the Draw-Tite - 2" # 65041 interfere with the mounting bracket locations of the Westin Sportsman Grille Guard # 40-0905. With that being said, if you are looking for utility, I recommend using the hitch due to the fact that it is not a cosmetic accessory like the grille guard. However, you can have the best of both worlds if you install the grille guard along with a rear hitch like the Curt...
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  • Recommended Winch for Front of 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 with Draw-Tite Front Hitch
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65041 is rated for up to 9,000 lbs line pull but you can honestly use whatever size winch you want to for your 2004 Toyota Tacoma. As long as you don't exceed the weight rating of the front mount hitch/winch you are good to go. For your application the 9,500 lb Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch # BDW10042 is a great option because it is rated slightly higher than your front mount hitch (so you get the most out of that weight...
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  • Front-Mount Hitch for 2004 Toyota Tacoma for Use with Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier
    Neither the Curt # D210 nor the similar dual-receiver extender # D-192 can be used with a trailer weight distribution system. Makers of WD systems warn against this practice; use of any type of hitch extender/adapter is unsafe with a WD system since it will shift the point where the trailer tongue weight is applied and could result in hitch damage. Hitch capacity is only reduced if the receiver portion only is used on D210. There may be a front-mount hitch made for your tow vehicle and...
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  • Can Front Mounted Hitch Be Used to Flat Tow 2004 Toyota Tacoma
    A front mounted receiver hitch is not designed to be used as an attachment point when the vehicle is being flat towed. To flat tow your 2004 Tacoma, a tow bar base plate must be used. I'd recommend the Blue Ox # BX3728 base plates and the # BX7380 Alpha tow bar, which includes safety cables. For a lighting solution, I'd recommend the # RM-155 bulb and socket taillight wiring kit. The kit provides an extra set of bulbs that install in the rear taillight assemblies. This kit won't require...
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  • Parts needed to Flat Tow a 2004 Toyota Tacoma Behind an RV and Does Skid Shield Get Removed
    Looking at the instructions for the Blue Ox base plates for the 2004 Toyota Tacoma ( # BX3728 for 4-wheel drive models or 2-wheel drive Prerunner models and # BX3744 for 2-wheel drive, non-Prerunner models) the factory skid shield is not removed. I have linked the instructions for you to view. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7380. It is rated for 6,500 pounds and it comes with safety cables. For lighting you could use the Roadmaster # RM-2120 kit, or for a more permanent...
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