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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Draw-Tite front receiver hitch part number 65073 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

  • 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.

65073 Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # 65073

Installation Details 65073 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65073

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (7 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.


Great product. It installed easily in the bolt holes on the truck. You have to take out two sets of bolts already on the truck, but the manufacturer of the hitch gives you bolts that are long enough. The instructions say you may have to trim the plastic under the bumper to make it fit. You don't. It fits perfectly right up against that plastic part that comes on the truck. I have attached some pictures that show the fit.

Honda Ridgeline

Good, sturdy front receiver for the Ridgeline. It came at a great price and shipped quickly. I was disappointed to see a handful of few chips in the powdercoat that I had to paint over before installing to protect from rust. Keep in mind, adding the hitch does reduce ground clearance a bit and angle of approach even more. On my first drive after installing, I came to a steep incline transition and scraped the hitch on the road. I'll have to get my paint out again! Overall happy with the product but want to give that fair warning.


The front receiver hitch solved my problem of carrying two E-Bikes that are too heavy for me to lift onto my roof rack. Now I can tow our travel trailer and bring our bikes along as well..I am 6’1” tall so visibility is not a problem when driving, however, I make it a habit to not drive at night because of somewhat blocked headlights.

2017 Honda Ridgeline

The front hitch went on very nicely and works great on my 2017 Honda Ridgeline.


Installed very easily with bolts provided. Did not require trimming of the air dam. I used a bottle jack to hold the hitch in place for tightening of the rivet nuts and had no trouble tightening them. Took me about an hour but I work fairly slow and it was a cold day.

Honda Ridgeline

Great front receiver hitch for my Honda Ridgeline. I’ll be using it for my bike rack when hauling my camper trailer.

2017 Honda Ridgeline

I was very surprised that I could get a front hitch for my Honda Ridgeline, because they sell so few of them. Once again etrailer a good source for parts.


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Front Receiver Hitch

  • How Much Does Draw Tite Front Hitch for 2018 Honda Ridgeline Reduce Ground Clearance
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65073 that you referenced will reduce the front ground clearance right at 2-1/2 inches as it sits right under the front bumper which is the lowest point on the vehicle. If you check out the picture I attached you'll see how closely it fits below the bumper.
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  • Will Shroud Removal Needed to Install Front Hitch on 2018 Honda Ridge Line Void Vehicle Warranty
    When installing an aftermarket product to your 2018 Honda Ridgeline, such as the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65073, you are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and part in question actually causes a problem, the vehicle warranty cannot be voided. Removing the underbody panel on your Honda Ridgeline, along with the required fascia trimming needed to install the hitch will not affect the integrity of the vehicle....
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  • Tongue Weight Ratings of Hitches Available for 2017 Honda Ridgeline
    Any vehicle's rated tongue weight (TW) capacity is fixed and does not vary by installing a higher-rated hitch. A given hitch itself can certainly have a higher rating than the vehicle on which it is mounted and in such instances the lower-rated item determines overall capacity, as in the weakest-link-in-the-chain way of thinking. There is no way to bolt on additional TW capacity on any vehicle. Most often hitch makers engineer a hitch's capacity to more or less match that of the host vehicle....
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  • Correct Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2021 Honda Ridgeline
    The only front mount trailer hitch we have currently listed as a fit for 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65073. This hitch is a direct bolt-on fit with no drilling required. It will work great for anything from a winch mount to a bike rack or cargo carrier.
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  • Solution for Carrying Bikes on Roof of 2018 Honda Ridgeline
    I wish I could tell you that we had a front hitch for your 2018 Honda Pilot but we do not have any confirmed fits for your vehicle and also we can't guarantee the fit of a fit from a Ridgeline even if the vehicles are really similar. Would you consider a roof rack mounted bike rack option? Yakima has their FrontLoader part # Y02103 as a confirmed fit for the factory bars of your Pilot. This would give you an easy and secure way to transport a bike on your roof as well. I attached a review...
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  • Front Hitch Installation Clearance On A 2017 Honda Ridgeline
    We currently have two different front mounted hitch options for your 2017 Honda Ridgeline. This being the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31082 and the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65073. According to the manufacturer, the Curt trailer hitch receiver "will" require you to trim the front fascia on the vehicle whereas Draw-Tite says you "may" have to. Regardless, the trimming on both applications will only be minor if even necessary. The bottom most...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Confirmed To Fit a 2022 Honda Ridgeline
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65073 has been confirmed by Draw-Tite to fit through the 2022 model year of your Honda Ridgeline. I do recommend using either a Draw-Tite QSP Trailer Hitch Silencer and Cover # 63080 or the WeatherTech BumpStepXL # WT81BS1XL. Both will stop the whistle that is often caused by wind going through the receiver tube. The step is great as it will hep protect your front end from damage and it makes for a great step when you need to work...
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  • Ways to Carry a Bike Rack While Towing a Trailer
    We do have a couple options available to accomplish what you need to do, but the Convert-A-Ball Adjustable-Height Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 9" Rise to 10-1/4" Drop # TK5007 cannot be used as a vertical receiver. With that being said, one way to carry a bike rack while towing a trailer will be to add a hitch to the front of your 2019 Ridgeline. The Draw-Tite # 65073 will give you a standard 2 inch receiver and allow you to attach a rack to. However, with bikes on the front of a vehicle it...
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  • Can a Ladder Rack be Added to a 2017 Honda Ridgeline
    At this time there are no confirmed ladder rack fits for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline including the TransRack 7054700 or # RP7063500. I wish I had better news for you. But there is an alternative. You could use a combination of a roof rack and a hitch-mounted load extended such as # EM07600-07601. For a roof rack it will depend on if the truck has factory side rails that run front to back or a naked roof with nothing on it. For factory side rails you can use Thule bars using the following...
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