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  3. Front Mount Hitch
  4. Custom Fit Hitch
  5. 500 lbs Vert Load
  6. 9000 lbs Line Pull
Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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

Item # 65078
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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 65078 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 - 65078

  • 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.

65078 Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Replaces 65068

Installation Details 65078 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65078

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (157 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.


It fits perfectly. It extends far enough out to make it easy to slide in the hitch pin without crawling under the truck. It was exactly as described on your website. Great accurate review

It works perfectly and I am very satisfied with it. Thanks for assisting me with this.
Will K - 02/16/2022


Hitch fit perfectly, cut hole with a 4” hole saw, looks great. Looking forward to years of good use.

2015 GMC Sierra

Hitch is great but not made for a GMC SIERRA 3500HD DENALI. It says it fits all models, but the instructions specifically say not for a Denali HD due to extensive cutting of the fascia plate! Better off getting the Curt for the Denali versions of the Sierra 3500hd!

Perfect... Absolutely love it!
Chuck S - 03/06/2023

2016 GMC Sierra

Quality hitch and the excellent service all the way around I'm used to getting from etrailer over the years. Installed on my 2016 Sierra Denali 2500HD, note instructions say on first line down that it does not fit the Denali trim due to extensive fascia cutting required; actually it was quite simple with the aid of a 4-1/2" cutoff disk and a sawzall. Installation is much easier with two people. See attached pics for actual material removed, note the lower fascia need not be cut for the hitch to fit through the hole. Maybe more work to install than the Curt hitch, but well worth the additional ground clearance.

One year later review: no changes to my original review, this hitch is rock solid! Have used it several times now to mount my Honda Grom while pulling the trailer while RVing off the back - very nice, quality product - O
Oren S - 03/25/2020


Blend’s in well. Hauls generator and camp box. If I remember right took some on the spot fabrication for All holes to line up. Nothing major


Excellent well built receiver. The instructions however are a little misleading. The instructions refer to “Trimming the Facia” which sounds like a simple procedure when you actually must saw a square hole in the steel bumper. It takes some effort and know how. I wouldn’t attempt to install it if I didn’t have the proper tools and the ability to make things fit that don’t want to fit. Ask if I’d do it again? Most definitely.

Just fine
Pete - 08/31/2019


The instructions were solid, but your installation video helped tremendously. Only challenge was measuring for the cutout, which is done on the less angled license plate holder, but still difficult to get accurate measurements. In your video where you point out that the cutout may not be enough on the top was true for me also as I had to remove an additional 1/8" in order for the bolts to align properly for re-installing. Also, using a 3/8" bit works on the less angled top holes, but probably should be a smaller long bit (1/8") on the bottom two holes and then enlarged because the larger bit wants to dance all over the angled surface that must be cut out ... no matter how level you try to keep the drill. I purchased the Draw-site to more easily allow carrying our bikes while towing our Airstream, which is not suited well for rear bike carriers.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Put this on 2019 chevrolet silverado 3500. Went on good, needed my wife under vehicle to help me lift and push it in place, maybe a younger guy could do it on their own. Put a carrier on it and traveled around 2500 miles this past summer with a honda 3000 on front. No issues.

Still good for me. I leave carrier and Honda 3000 on all the time. Get a lot of compliments in campgrounds on it.
Thomas - 01/12/2023

2013 GMC Sierra

Got the front mount hitch 65078 on time. Installed the next day. Installed in less that 2 hours on my 2013 GMC Sierra 2500. Was a perfect but very close/tight fit. Some bolts were a challenge to get in but all went in without any modifications.

Installed relatively easily but ended up selling the truck before I used it.
Ronald - 07/19/2019


This is a solid hitch. Over 2000 miles with 100lbs of bikes and no issues.


Great product! Front hitch receiver is built and coated well. Installation took about an hour. Instructions were spot on. I will be using it to haul 2 electric bikes while I pull our 5th wheel camper.


Bolt holes DO NOT line up. The existing tow hook flange bolt hole does not line up with the hole in the receiver mount with the vertical bolts installed, So much for your advertising. Doesn’t appear there’s enough metal on the receiver mount to drill the hole to fit. What now?

You may need to flex the hitch back into position. It does happen from time to time and cant be avoided.
-- Etrailer Expert David B - 09/13/2022


Hitch came in with no damage from Shipping, welds and paint looked good. Came with instructions and tips. I used youtube to install and went well overall. It is a tight fit and I did have to unbolt part of the plastic portion of the bumper to make room to slide it in.


fit perfect on our 2019 Chevy 2500HD we have a surf rack mounted to it when we go to the beach

2017 GMC Sierra 2500

Fit perfect on my 2017 GMC Denali 2500HD Duramax! Very minor trimming of the sheet metal behind the license plate. I cut the front plastic first, based on the directions using a dremel tool. Once i did that, it gave me access to the sheet metal behind to cut out. One that was done, the receiver fit in place and bolted down with out a hitch! No pun intended :)


I just received a notice asking for a review. It's been a year since I purchased the hitch, and it's still not installed. Ad said it was no drilling required. Turns out I have to cut a large hole in a front metal panel on the truck. That's why I gave 3 stars, it's not in service due to this unexpected and undoable requirement.

This hitch does require fascia trimming to install. I recommend watching the video that we have a on 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/05/2022

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Ordered front receiver from etrailer and received producy very quickly . I will be using receiver for surf fishing rack.
I would recommend having a helper for installation.
This receiver from drawtite # 65078 fit my 2019 Silverado 2500 perfectly

2013 GMC Sierra

Just finished install, by myself. Actual install about 15 min. after finding my tools etc... Fit and installation was a breeze, only shed a few drops of blood when the guide wires for feeding the interior bolts came off and poked my fingers. This is actually a record for me, I usually injure myself anytime I do anything!

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

it took me 4 hours to install due to the poor hole alignment. after much jockying, jacking, prying and aligning holes with various tools, i got everything aligned and tightened. in the past i have found Draw-Tite products to be well made and fabricated. However i was very disappointed with the fabrication of this model. it also conflicted with the front bumper steel support structure which had to be pryed away to allow the hitch to fit. i followed the fascia cut-out instructions very closely, which did not indicate i had to remove the license plate support, but your video stated it is required, and the hitch alignment hole in the fascia had to be enlarged on top and bottom to get the hitch to fit thru without stressing the hitch out of alignment. lastly, the labels on the hitch are also upside down, not that it matters much for installation, but thought i would mention it.

Sorry for the difficult install. The license plate holder relocation or modification note is on page 2 of the instructions.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/08/2021


Used to haul kayaks when towing fifth wheel, I had same set up on a older truck it works good. I have hauled this way thousands of miles it works very well.


Great hitch, no loss of ground clearance

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

No installation instructions provided


Delivery was excellent and no damage. Item was well built. Can’t say it was as easy to put on as the video showed but we got it together and it looks very nice. We made a few adjustments and reattached the front license plate (photo). Has cleaner look. Added some special touches (photo). etrailer rocks again.


Instructions were clear. Receiver fit p erfectly.


The front receiver fit my truck perfectly. With your simple instruction I installed the unit in less than 2 hours. Thank for something that fit.

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