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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 # 65052
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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 65052 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 - 65052

  • 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.

65052 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65052

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (50 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.


The "no drill" aspect is really nice. The wire bolt guides are a huge helper.
The instructions are very good except for detailing where to cut the trim. This lead to me cutting more than I would have needed to. That part was not good.
I recommend having vehicle up on ramps and then using a car jack to support weight of the hitch as it is quite heavy to hold up as you begin to assemble to the frame.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Very sturdy hitch, extremely easy install. If you already have your air dam removed there is no cutting or modification at all, completely bolt on. Make sure you have both front load bearing washers centered before you completely bolt down the hitch. I didn't need any alignment washers on the back brace it was very level as is, if you are using this for winching keep in mind it will affect your approach exit angles. Overall a great product!

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

We installed my new front mount trailer hitch this morning on my 2003 1500 4x4 pickup (new body style) we opened the box at 7:39 AM and complete at 8:14 AM (35 MINUTES) The instructions and materials furnished to me by you was top shelf.I had my truck up on my service rack which I am sure helped the install but I know I could have installed laying on the ground in less than 1 hour.Obviousley your R&D Department are doing there job and understand a lot of us self perform work on our vehicles.I do not want to leave out the order process and the people that pull orders and the shipping department everything went text book for me. I took pictures of the entire install I can email from my phone if I could get a email address I do not know how to add them to this review


I bought this front mount trailer hitch for my GMC work truck for moving boats and also we hook a large sliding winch to the front of the truck.
This was super easy for me to install by myself and it’s performed flawlessly so far really happy with it.


Easy to install, if you follow the instructions! Has been perfect for our bike rack.


everything from ordering to fitment of the hitch was top notch. Thanks Alan

Chevrolet Suburban

I’ll always have a front hitch on any truck/suburban from now on. So convenient for coolers and for loading up a deer. Pulling camper didn’t allow me to have my cargo basket until now. No more putting coolers in the suburban.


I did a lot of research on front hitches for my suburban. I liked this one because it tucks un right under the license plate. Yes, you have to cut the air dam, but it is worth it to keep the ground clearance. No drilling as well - a major plus!


nicely made. Good instructions. Mounting holes in the hitch did not align exactly right with the truck frame holes - close but had to really work at it. Finally went in correctly and the hitch is solid. I took the entire air dam off because it looked like we'd have to cut almost in two anyway.

Eddie C.


So far so good. No complaints.

2012 Chevrolet Silverado

Very impressed, it's a heavy duty hitch. Installation was not difficult at all on a 2012 Chevy Silverado WT 4x4, once I figured out I had to temporarily remove the front tow hooks to enable the hitch bolt and retainer enough room to slide in place. Tow hook removal and replacement was easy, use an 18mm socket.


I use it on my truck to move my trailered boats.
Much easier to push a boat backwards with truck
than to back with truck. Especially in tight spots.
I use a 5 wire trailer wiring kit (3 wires cutoff) to
disable brakes on surge trailer brakes when
pushing backwards.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Hidden Hitch front hitch installed easily in about 2 hours. Hitch was in good shape from shipping but the etrailer shipping box was mostly destroyed by the freight handlers ??! Good news is---the hitch being one piece with all the parts secured to it by plastic wrap was not breakable. Installed hitch with a perfect fit. Trimming the front air dam below the bumper was easy with a hacksaw and Exacto knife.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Great product, great price, I always buy from etrailer. Name brand hitches at lowest costs.

R K.



2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Installed on 2011 Silverado Z71 4 X 4. It took about an hour to install.
The hitch is made of thick steel and should be very strong. Installation kit included everything needed. My truck has an aluminum skit plate that I needed to trim a 1/4 " notch out of at the spot the hitch meets the cross member. I needed to trim the lower part of the air dam too. The instructions say to install extra washers between the cross member and the hitch to make it level, the front of this one is angled up slightly with no washers installed. I also had to touch up the chipped paint so it won't rust as quickly.


Almost easy to install, for some reason alignment was difficult with the small bolts. Still not bad. Very happy overall.


Item arrived quickly and in great shape. Install went easy with zero issues. Took me about an hour to install but I worked at my leisure and didn’t rush. Product looks sturdy and bolted right up according to instructions. I recommend removing tow hooks and valance for ease of installation. I trimmed the balance and it looks like it came from the factory. Highly recommend both the hitch and etrailer for anyone looking to do the same. Thanks Etrailer!

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Very easy and straightforward instruction to install with everything you need with out needing to remove any car parts.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado

I installed this on a 2011 4WD Silverado. It went well once I removed the air dam. I want to use a front mount bike rack while towing a travel trailer.


Works great with the snow plow. I haven’t used it with the bike rack yet. It was easy to install thanks to the wires that put the nuts in the tight spot. Overall a good quality product.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

The hitch I received work perfect. The only thing is if you have tow hooks you will half to remove them. It makes it a lot easier to install hitch. Then replace tow hooks.

2010 GMC Yukon

This is a very well-built product. It gives a lot of confidence. I won't ever have anything more than a bike rack attached to it, so it's a bit overkill for my use, but that's ok. I installed it on a 2010 GMC Yukon. It does push up on the center of the front bumper plastic even after cutting the air dam. Overall, I'm happy with it.


Great hitch. Installed quickly and does exactly what I want. Sets higher than I had expected which is good, since I use it to carry my beach box. Really happy with the product.


Quality item, quickly shipped. I used your recommendation for a local installer, who had it on in less than half an hour. I'm already using it!

2013 GMC Sierra

Front hitch Installed easily and fit my Sierra 1500 perfectly. Fast shipping and friendly service. I'll buy from etrailer again!

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Easy install and does the job I want it to!

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

  • Front Hitch for 2007 Chevy Tahoe with Least Amount of Drop
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 65052 is a confirmed fit for your 2007 Chevy Tahoe and will bolt right up to the frame without any modification. It does drop down 7-3/4 inches from the frame where it attaches as well like you mentioned.
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  • Front HItch for 2014 Ford F-150 with Skid Plate
    For a front hitch that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Ford F-150 the Draw Tite # 65052 would work well. Like all the front hitches that are a fit for your vehicle this one installs below the front bumper so it's not going to have the highest possible ground clearance. There will be some modification to the skid plate you listed having but Draw Tite has confirmed it will fit.
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  • Fascia Trimming Required for Front Mount Hitch on 2014 Chevy Suburban LTZ
    I reached out to a representative of Draw-Tite who explained that the front mount trailer hitch # 65052 that fits your 2014 Chevy Suburban LTZ will require trimming "up to the bottom of the bumper fascia" and sent the accompanying photo showing the part that needs to be trimmed.
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  • Determining if Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch Will Work with Grille Guard on 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
    It's possible that the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65052 will fit with the grille guard already on your 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 but it will depend on exactly what type of guard you have and how it mounts to the truck. The Draw-Tite Front Hitch will install on the bottoms of the frame rails and its 2 inch receiver will sit right under the front bumper. If your grille guard mounts to the inside the frame rails and doesn't extend below the front bumper then the two components...
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  • What Needs to be Trimmed to Install Draw-Tite Front Receiver on a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The part that needs to be trimmed on your 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 to install Draw-Tite front receiver # 65052 is the front air dam which is below the bumper. It can either be trimmed or removed for installation and if it were me I would just remove it. A customer sent us a picture which I have included here showing the area needing to be trimmed. I have included a link to the instructions for you with additional information.
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  • Does Draw Tite Front Hitch 65052 Fit 2010 Yukon XL Denali
    I confirmed with Draw Tite that the front hitch part # 65052 is a confirmed fit for your 2010 GMC Yukon XL Denali so it will work well for you.
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  • Front-Mount Trailer Hitch for 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Yes, the front-mount trailer hitch receiver you referenced, Draw-Tite # 65052, is a confirmed fit for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. We do in fact offer another comparably-rated front hitch for your truck, the Curt # 31322. Both hitches install using included hardware, both will require a bit of trimming of the front fascia, and neither one requires any drilling. For reference I have linked an installation video for the Curt hitch as well as written installation instructions and...
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  • Difference Between Curt Hitch # 31322 and Draw Tite Hitch # 65052
    Both the Curt Front Hitch part # 31322 and the Draw Tite part # 65052 are a fit for the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500. They have similar prices, similar capacities and will give you a hitch opening in about the same location. Biggest difference is they are made by different brands and use different parts of the vehicle to mount the side brackets. Since the Draw Tite is totally welded and does not have any sections that are bolted together it would be what I would go with.
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  • Front Hitch that Fits 2012 Chevy Silverado 2WD
    As long as your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2WD is a 1500 model the Draw Tite front hitch part # 65052 that you referenced will fit and work well. If instead you have a 2500/3500 model you'd want the part # 65078.
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  • Will Front Hitch for a 2013 Chevy Silverado Work with Bull Bar
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65052 for 1500 models or part # 65078 for 2500/3500 models will interfere with any front mounted bull bar or grille guards as they will mount in the same location. Therefore, I recommend removing the bull bar in order to install the trailer hitch.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500
    We carry a front hitch for your 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 for that you would want, part # 65052. This hitch has a line pull capacity of 9,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs so as long as you stay under that you will be just fine.
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  • Weight Of Curt And Draw-Tite Front Mounted Hitches For 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31322 weighs approximately 38lbs. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65052 weighs approximately 40lbs.
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  • Front Mounted Hitch For 2013 Chevy Suburban 1500 With Best Ground Clearance
    The front-mounted trailer hitch receiver with the best clearance for your 2013 Chevy Suburban 1500 is the option from Draw-Tite: - Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65052 The receiver on the Draw-Tite # 65052 is a couple inches closer to its brackets than the receiver on the Curt # C31012 that also fits your '13 Suburban. Not only does the Draw-Tite have the better ground clearance than the Curt on your Suburban, it does not require any drilling into its frame to install,...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 for Mounting Winch
    What you would need is a front hitch for attaching your winch to your 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500. For that you would need the part # 65052 which is a confirmed fit. Then for a winch mounting plate you would want the part # BDW20011 which will fit in the front hitch.
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  • Front Trailer Hitch Receiver Options For 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31322 and Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65052 are the 2 options available for a front mounted receiver on your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Both of these receivers will sit below the bumper and have identical load ratings of 500lbs tongue weight, 5,000lbs trailer capacity and 9,000lbs line pull. The main difference is in the construction of the 2 parts and where they mount to the frame. The Draw-Tite # 65052 is all welded...
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch for 2010 Chevy Avalanche Require Modifying Bumper
    The Curt hitch part # C31012 that you referenced does fit your 2010 Chevy Avalanche LTZ and does not require trimming the bumper. You do have to either remove the air dam or trim it but the bumper is not modified in any way.
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  • Recommended Front Hitch for 2007 GMC Yukon XL 2500
    The front mounted hitch for your 2007 GMC Yukon XL 2500 is the Curt # C31012 or the Draw-Tite # 65052. They have identical ratings and are both a custom fit for your 2500 model. My recommendation is the Curt # C31012 because it is assembled in the USA. I've attached a video of the installation to assist.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2012 Chevy Suburban 2500 4X4
    The Curt Weld-On 2" Receiver for Custom Fabricated Hitches # E17 will allow you to have a receiver custom welded as I do not see that anyone manufacturers a front receiver for your 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4X4. This receiver collar is rated for a maximum trailer weight of 5,000lbs and up to 500lbs tongue weight when properly installed. I recommend finding a reputable shop in your area that has the ability to complete the hitch.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch for a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
    There are only two options for front mounted hitches for your 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500. They are the Curt Front Hitch item # 31322 and the Draw-Tite item # 65052. Both of these hitches stick out below the front bumper and can not be adapted to go through it. The frames for the 2500 and 3500's are wider so you couldn't easily modify one of those to work with a 1500 either. Out of those two options I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Hitch item # 65052. The Draw-Tite is welded together where...
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  • Which Front Hitch for 2007 Chevy Suburban Does Not Require Drilling to Install
    Both the Draw Tite front hitch part # 65052 and the Curt front hitch part # C31012 are a fit for your 2007 Chevy Suburban. Since the Draw Tite does not require drilling to install it would be the hitch I would go with. Both will require either trimming a square in the lower fascia or removing it altogether so the Draw Tite still has the advantage since it's no-drill. This would work great with a bike rack as well.
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  • Front Hitch Receiver Compatible with 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The front mounted hitch from your 2010 Silverado will not fit the 2019 model. For that newer truck you will need the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65082 which is rated for 500 lbs vertical load. You may also be interested in the Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket # 5443. The 2010 version like # 65052 had very different mounting locations and only fit 2007-2013 model years.
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  • Distance From Center of Hitch Pin Hole To Bumper on CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31322
    I contacted our representative at CURT about the CURT Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31322. He informed me that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the front edge of the bumper measures approximately 7 inches. We do not have a Hidden Hitch front mount hitch available for the 2011 Silverado, but we do have a Draw-Tite model, part # 65052. The Draw-Tite hitch distance should be near the same distance as the CURT hitch as it will sit near the same location. When using any...
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  • Recommended Front Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2010 Chevrolet Suburban Z71
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65052 is not a confirmed fit for your 2010 Chevy Suburban Z71. The Z71 is excluded from their fit, so I recommend the Curt # C31012 instead. It will required drilling and some trimming of the front air dam. The 2 inch receiver opening is standard for all front mounted hitch applications. This will hang down about 2 inches from the bottom of your air dam to help you determine your ground clearance. I've attached a video of a similar...
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  • Front Hitch With More Ground Clearance For 2013 GMC Yukon
    For your 2013 GMC Yukon, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65052 will give you about a 1/2 inch more ground clearance than the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31012. Having said that, I do recommend the Curt hitch over the Draw-Tite. While it does require drilling into the frame, that does make the installation simpler as it you'll simply bolt the hitch up into those holes. The Draw-Tite partially attaches to the frame's splash shield, and it also requires taping...
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