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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 Ford 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 65049 or order online at etrailer.com. 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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2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty - Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • Draw-Tite
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your Ford 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
  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design


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


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.



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.




65049 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Item # 65049

Installation Details 65049 Installation instructions

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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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (274 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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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.


Comments
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.
Glenn C - 03/27/2021


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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.


Comments
Yes the hitch works perfectly for my needs of carrying our bikes when we travel with our camper.
CraigB - 06/27/2018



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4 star for chips in powder coat due to flimsy packaging, and rough handling. Son-of-a-gun to put in, mainly getting a wrench on the front bolts. Offset box end 13/16". There were brackets for the bumper that blocked a socket for the front nuts, until all 4 bolts were in loose, and it was lined up just right.


Comments
I would cover any scratches or chips with anti-corrosive paint to avoid premature rust. There are tips in this attached help article:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/31/2022


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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!!!


Comments
No problems at all, Use often
Joe - 08/26/2018



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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.


Comments
Still great. I use this every weekend.
David C - 08/14/2015



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This has been a great hitch. I use it mainly to haul my bicycles when we go camping. I would recommend adding the Malone Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock System MPG908. This stopped all bouncing and made the hitch very stable while in the receiver.




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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.




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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,.


Comments
Excellent, use it a lot in the fall putting boats into storage units
Paul S - 11/07/2016



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Works great. I'm 66year old and I installed it by myself so it's not that hard to do. The hardest part was getting it in position by myself. But with a floor jack it wasn't to bad. I would recommend this product to friends and family.


Comments
Works great, easy install I did it by myself and Im 68.
Scott T - 04/29/2022


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This works great! I mostly use it for a dirt bike carrier but, have also used it with a winch. It fit well and looks ok. If you need an accessory hook up spot, this works well!! I put it on a 2011 F 350 King Ranch. I did not have to move the fog lights.




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Overall the product was as advertised. One flange was bent from shipping but I fixed it with a sledgehammer, no fault of etrailer but packaging could have been a little better. Installation was a little harder than I thought it would be but got it done in about three hours. Would definitely recommend this hitch


Comments
Hitch is working out just fine with no problems, great purchase
peter f - 12/14/2021


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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.




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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.




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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I purchased this item online. The experience was good from start to finish. Order was easy to make and arrived at my door in about three days to my part of Canada. Cost delivered with the exchange rate was still 30% less than purchase would have cost at a local off road supplier. The quality and finish of the product is good and has resisted our corrosive winter driving conditions. It looks a lot better mounted below the fender than a friends unit on another F350 that is cut through the top of his fender. I have since wired the truck for an 11,500 pound receiver winch.
We have used it to pull firewood logs out of the bush and as security option with the winch up front for access to a remote Lake property and Hunting Areas. We will wire in a battery at the tailgate so the winch can be installed at the back of the truck. A safer place to pull wood from. I will install one on my next truck. Mike M.


Comments
Hi Patrick. Still love the front mount hitch. Means my winch works front or back now. But I also use the front hitch to put my boat I the water and to move trailers around my property with a ball mounted in the receiver. A stub with a large marine shackle is a very useful rig with a rope wrapped in it to pull wood out of the bush. Best small investment I have made. I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch!! Have a good day.
Michael M - 04/13/2020


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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

I received the hitch in just a couple of days. The packaging was in perfect condition, same goes for the hitch. It was an easy install only 30 minutes with 2 people. The only problem I had was 1 of the bolts was bad, easy fix. Overall I think the hitch is perfect for my needs, and e-trailer is great to work with.




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Great item. Easier with the front bumper completely off. Only 4 bolts hold the bumper . It allows full unrestricted access to the frame horns .




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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.


Comments
After a year the receiver is still working great! I’ve recommended it to several friends too.
Tyler - 03/05/2020



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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.


Comments
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.
Kyle - 04/06/2020



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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.”


Comments
According to the hitch manufacturers, its perfectly acceptable to use washers to take up the extra space between the hitch and the frame member.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 04/01/2019


by:

All is good but box the hitch came in was badly damaged, product ok . The hitch was sticking out in two places all parts were there . Need stronger box for weight of product. Have ordered many products from you very happy with service , people on phone very friendly and helpful.




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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.


Comments
Still working great. Still pleased with it.
John C - 06/17/2017



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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.




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I check locally on installation with an estimate of $110 an hour. So I decided to do it my self. I found the directions clear and insulation was simple. I took two days to do the install which gave me the opportunity to remove and remount the front skirt and made it easier to cut the hole in the front skirt for the hitch. Due to the Corona Virus I haven't had an occasion to use it. It looks good and I am sure it will work fine.




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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.




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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.



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