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

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

Item # 65049
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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 Draw-Tite front receiver hitch part number 65049 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 - 65049

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Draw-Tite
  • 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.


  • 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.

65049 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 65049 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Front Mount Capacity
Line Pull:
9,000 lbs.
500Vertical Load:
# 500 lbs.

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Minor fascia trimming is required only on 4WD models. No drilling required for installation

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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65049

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (324 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.


I plan on installing it tomorrow, however first impressions are not good. The box it item was shipped in was extremely damaged. Torn, ripped and taped up on all sides. The delivery person said that due to the sharp edges and the face it wasn't secured in the box (lose) led to the damage. It appears the item was not packaged properly. I just hope all the parts are there. More to follow.



Update 1212023. Watched installation video and installed receiver. No issues other than the shipping box and several scratches on powder coating. I tried to change rating from one star to 4 stars but couldn’t. Please feel free to adjust rating.

2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Needed a front receiver to put a bike rack on my 2015 Ford F-350 (2WD) for use with my slide-in camper. Price on the details page I was viewing changed overnight when I went to place my order, but etrailer honored the earlier price. Order was placed 6/12 with a 3-5 days estimated delivery. It arrived on 6/14. Very fast service & shipping! Installation took me about 3 hours, working alone & without power tools and a pause to re-view the installation video. My truck did not have the brackets referenced for possible removal. Would be nice if video showed how one installs the front bolts with the limited accessibility between frame and bumper that I had in to 2015 F-350, with the installed tow hooks. Front left nut had limited clearance between frame, which affected my ability to use a socket and torque wrench. Finished installation provides about 9" ground clearance and requires about 3" hitch length to clear the bumper and grill. Otherwise, installation was simple, pretty much as described in the 2012 Ford video.



Yes the hitch works perfectly for my needs of carrying our bikes when we travel with our camper.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado

This is the third front hitch I have bought from etrailer. I use it in the winter for a snow sport snow plow and in the summer for a bike rack. I had one on a Nissan titan, and a Chevy silverado, plus other various hitches and hardware for cars and trucks. I have never had an issue with any of it. etrailer is by far the best hitch and towing accessory place I have dealt with. Never any issues with fit, form, or function. Plus they have excellent on-line help. And shop around if you find it cheaper else where they will refund 110% of the difference. You can' beat it. Only thing was I didn't just cut a hole in the lower valence because I didn't want to remove it so I had to slot it but no biggie. Plenty of ground clearance and it is a convenient distance out so you can't hit anything while it is not in use.

Glenn C.


A year later it still is working as expected. Pushed a lot of snow this winter and this summer will be used to suspend kayaks from the from of my truck.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Fitment was good, install is easy but would be better with two of the bolt fish wires. Grade 8 bolts would have been nice but these should work. Packaging was terrible, You cant just throw a 20+ pound item in a open box. My box had a hole where the receiver tube had worn through. Which lead to all the paint being scraped off the end. Watch a video for the install as the paper instructions are pretty basic. 4X4 owners will have to cut a hole in the lower air dam or remove the air dam entirely.

2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Love the front receiver for my F250 Super Duty

Putting the boat in the backyard between trees and into the building can be like threading a needle. Pushing it makes all the difference. Having the trailer pivot point just a few feet from the steering tires makes this job super easy. First time everytime.

Super easy install. Watch the install video once and you know everything you need to know.

David C.


Still great. I use this every weekend.


This appears to be a great receiver hitch! The first one arrived bent because UPS employees threw or dropped it. e Trailer was fabulous in getting another one out ASAP. Assembly and fit was great as well. The only recommendation I would make would be to provide a template with measurements to cut the front rubber air damn to ensure a factory finish.


I was disappointed because as I was ordering the hitch it was supposed to arrive on a Friday. Which meant I could install and use it on the weekend. However it didn’t show up till 8pm on Monday. Not sure if you had control over that but otherwise everything is good


This is my second front mount trailer hitch receiver for my second truck. I really appreciated the install video that was of the install on a 2013 350 super duty diesel and mine is a 2011, So it was perfect. The only difficulty was the removal of the two brackets that were not used in the install and were difficult to unbolt and I needed to use an air compressed pneumatic wrench. The bolts seemed to be aluminum and tapered to the nut. However the air hammer wrench made short work of their removal.

2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty

As usual with an Etrailer order, shipping was free and fast. I had the product in hand 2 days after ordering. I ordered the 2 wheel drive front mount hitch 65049 for a 2012 Ford F350 dually. Installation was pretty straight forward with only one minor glitch. I did the install alone, using a floor jack. Possible, but I would urge you to get a buddy to help. I believe installation would be smoother, quicker and easier with a buddy to help. My truck has a stabilizer bar which required that the hitch be tilted up into position. The plastic air dam would not allow me to tilt the hitch enough to clear the stabilizer bar. Believing the web site (and foolishly not measuring) that said the air dam didn't need trimmed on a 2 wheel drive, I removed the air dam with the intent of replacing it after install. Once I had the air dam out of the way, the install was relatively painless. The hitch fit perfectly, the front bolts are a bit of a challenge because you're working in a very restricted space. The rear bolts are a piece of cake. The little "fishing" wire they include works perfectly. After finishing the install, I went to replace the air dam and discovered it needed a small notch cut out of the bottom. Not much, probably about an inch and a half, the width of the receiver, but I maybe would not have had to remove the air dam had I known this going in. So, in summary. Excellent product, install is pretty easy, If you have a 2012 F350 Dually, you're going to have to notch your plastic air dam.

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The Draw-Tight Front Mount Hitch Receiver was amazingly easy to install (after watching the movie on the e-Trailer website). All the parts were included in the box including the fish wire for the carriage bolts. All-in-all it took less than and hour.



The Draw-Tight Front Mount Hitch Receiver was easy to install, fits well on the front of my truck, and has worked as expected. Using it makes it so much easier to get my boat in and out of my garage which has only about 3 inches clearance on both sides of the trailer.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Bruce Awesome, we're glad to hear that your Draw-Tite # 65049 front receiver is working well for you!


Perfect transaction. Excellent customer service. I'll never go anywhere else to buy my trailer related needs. I tell all my friends and neighbors about the great deals I got here. Thanks etrailer !

2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

This review is for my 2015 F350 4x4 Platinum. Thanks etrailer from start to finish. Found my front hitch easy, Arrived on third day. The box was torn open from shipping, however thanks etrailer for the protective end cover and wrapping hardware with heavy tape. No scratches or missing parts (yay) installed by myself with a pump jack. Perfect fit as if Ford made it. Thanks for the follow up on day it was delivered thanks George (nice touch) This was my first buy from e-trailer and I'm very satisfied. I wanted an easy website to find and feel confident the part needed was the exact fit for my truck, name brand part, free shipping, and a decent price with excellent customer service. Found it!!!



No problems at all, Use often


Install took me about two and half hours by myself laying on my back plus 30 minutes to run to Auto Zone to borrow a 24mm deep socket. Manager let me borrow one since I only needed it for 10 minutes to torque the four bolts. Etrailer shipped same day provided me with tracking and two full business days later hitch showed up. Measure five times and cut once on the air dam.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Received the front mount hitch and the hardware was absent. Received the hardware for the install 3 days later. The box for the hitch was torn on the front and sides where the hitch was. The hitch had several areas where the paint was scraped off..

Etrailer Expert

Katrina D.


Yikes, I'm sorry you had to wait for your hardware and the fact that the hitch came scratched up. Luckily, a couple of scratches won't affect the stability of the hitch. It will however, cause rust or corrosion when exposed to the weather if the scratches are not covered up with some sort of rust-oleum type of paint. I have a link below for your reference. I also have sent your info over to our customer service department for them to look into some sort of compensation.


The front mount trailer hitch was okay, not great. The mounting plates were 1/4 to 3/8 wider than my truck frame, and had to be drawn in with the mounting bolts. The bigger concern was the time it took to ship. The website said the hitch wound be delivered in 3 days. It took 6 working days. It took 3 full days to ship the hitch out of their facility after the order was confirmed (and in stock). Don’t promise 3 day shipping when it takes that long to put it on a truck.

2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

This will work well to hold my bike rack. Installation went well. Kind of tight getting wrenches on but doable. Would have been nice to have one more wire bolt threader. I wasn’t able to get specified torque on all nuts so opted to use lock tight and a second nut but on one bolt. Overall as advertised. I needed a second set of hands and a car Jack to get everything lined up.

2008 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis

Fantastic hitch receiver. Four bolts, fairly easy to install, and I’ve had it now for a little over a month with no problems. I used it to mount my bike rack to the front of my truck and it’s been a game changer for me out on the road traveling the country.



After a year the receiver is still working great! I’ve recommended it to several friends too.

2009 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Easy installation. You may want to use two people, but one can do it. Took a little over 90 minutes doing it by myself.

Instructions are clear and concise.

I plan to use the front hitch for a bike rack when pulling our pop up camper. Or will also make putting it in the garage easier, as it can be pushed in.

Meets my needs perfectly.

John C.


Still working great. Still pleased with it.


Nice fit, pretty good instructions, could use a 2nd wire bolt puller. Suggest install using an ASSISTANT! I did mine alone, in a garage, no lift......3 hours. You NEED to take off the facia/air dam. FYI-Ford uses an 18mm nut to hold on the 2 brackets that need removal. Cut out for receiver on airdam using a Dremel tool,.

Paul S.


Excellent, use it a lot in the fall putting boats into storage units


Install took about an hour. I cut the air dam down in front with a dremel and then put weather mouldings around it to give it a finished appearance. A floor jack made this a pretty painless one man job. I will use it for moving a boat around and for the occasional recovery point. The instructions are easy to follow.



One year now and not one issue with this hitch. I move my boat with it very frequently and there has never been an issue. I was thinking about the fact that this was a VERY simple install with all the parts being a perfect fit. Thanks etrailer, great product.

2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Hitch should be shipped with 2 wire bolt threaders instead of one. Hitch is about 1/2 inch too wide for my 2014 Ford F-350 single rear axle. I may go back and add some washers. About 3 hr install with all the tools. The 18 mm bolt is a oddball size. Most wrench & socket sets don’t come with this size.”

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


According to the hitch manufacturers, its perfectly acceptable to use washers to take up the extra space between the hitch and the frame member.

2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I bought this front hitch receiver because I have a 35' trailer that I had to back into a very narrow space. Attaching the trailer to the front of the vehicle puts the steering wheels at the pivot point makes maneuvering the trailer MUCH easier! It also places the driver facing the direction of travel instead of looking in mirrors or over the shoulder while backing.

I found this front hitch receiver to be a high quality, well built product. When I first attempted to install it on my 2016 Ford F-350, I found that there was a 3/8" gap (total for both sides) between the receiver brackets and the vehicle frame. I called etrailer and was told that it was acceptable to use washers to take up that space. I installed one 1/8" thick washer for the front holes and two for the rear. Installing the bolts in this thing was difficult enough. Trying to slide washers into the tiny space between the brackets and the frame seemed impossible.

After some thought, I made an exact duplicate of the brackets from sheet aluminum. I applied packing tape between the steel, the aluminum and the washers to prevent dissimilar metal corrosion. I then used the same packing tape to attach the sheet aluminum and washers to the brackets with all the holes lined up. It went in like a dream, no holding, fumbling, wrestling and dropping parts. Installation of the bolts presented their own problems. I found that it was near impossible to fish the lead wire for the rear bolt through the front of the frame to the bolt hole. So, I fished hanger wire through the bolt hole out the front of the frame. I twisted a loop at the end of the lead wire and pulled it, and the bolt, through easily. Photos are attached.

2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

I ordered a Tonno Pro folding soft Tonneau Cover and a front mount Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch. The Tonneau cover came fast and I installed it in 5 minutes just like they said it keeps out the weather and looks good. The hitch took two weeks to arrive but it looks great I installed it in about 3 hours. I had a front hitch on my last truck and it is the greatest thing for moving trailers around the yard. Plus it can be used to mount a winch or other things like a bike rack.

2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty

This is the second Draw-Tite front hitch I have owned. I installed this one on my 2008 F-450. It took about 2 hours total mainly because I removed the front air dam valence in order to cut a square hole for the receiver to come through ( I was going for a little cleaner finished look). I used a Dremel and a box knife to cut out the hole. At first I thought I was going to have to remove the front sway bar but the hitch fit up along the frame perfectly. The bolt threader worked great as well and made it a snap to get the rear carriage bolts into place. It did take a bit of effort to get wrenches on each of the nuts but it worked out well. I highly recommend this hitch for your SuperDuty truck.

2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Quick delivery, well packaged, and all fasteners included. Bolted right up with no issues. Did the install by myself and used a floor jack as my assistant.

I have a 2016 F350 4x4 SRW diesel. I previously installed a 2wd front valence which is much shorter than the 4wd valence. Thise means I was able to mount the hitch without removing the valence from the bumper. Instead I raised the unit up, marked the valence, and then trimmed it up to the first crease. Worked perfectly.

Additionally, unlike the Curt hitch, the Drawtite has no impact on ground clearance or approach angle.

Couldnt be happier.

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