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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 65081 or order online at etrailer.com. 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 - 65081

  • 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.


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 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 etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-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.



65081 Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Installation Details 65081 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2019 - 2022 Ram 1500 without factory tow hooks


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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65081

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (17 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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2019 Ram 1500

This product DOES NOT fit a Ram Rebel as described in this answer: Significant modification of the hitch and/or bumper valance panels is necessary to get it to fit. Please update the answer linked above.


Comments
This hitch is intended to fit with a 2019 Ram 1500 new body style without tow hooks. I checked and we currently do no have a hitch to offer that would fit with a 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel model.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/23/2022


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For 2020 Ram Ecodiesel, had to modify the instructions due to the intercooler. Support bracket brace has to be reversed and bolt in from top, and couldn’t put the 4 bolts for lower air dam back in that are in the very center. Other than that, seems like it will do well!




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Dodge Ram Pickup

Was able to have a buddy install this on my 2020 Ram Rebel EcoDiesel. He had to cut a small square in the front bumper and remove the tow hitches completely. The Air Dam also had to be adjusted a tad, but it all ended up fitting. I was hit head on in an accident recently and they said the Front Hitch saved my truck. It didnt even budge or warp at all.




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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

I Installed a Draw-Tite front mount hitch on a 2019 Ram 1500, Big Horn, Gen 5 (not classic). The hitch tube comes to 1/2" below the front bumper and is set back under the top edge of the bumper/airdam. The cutout in the airdam started 3/4" from the top edge and about 3" long and stopped right before the bottom curve and cut 3" wide. This fit with about 1/16" clearance on each side and top to bottom was perfect with no visible gap. I used a Dremel Oscillating Cutting Tool with a flat blade to cut the hole in the airdam and to cut out the notch in both of the airdam supports. Using a razor knife to cut the hole would be very difficult.
My install time was about 3+ hours (no lift) lying on my back and the hardest thing was getting 2 of the mounting bolts torqued to 115 ft. pounds. This also required 2 people to install the hitch and reinstall the OEM Splitter. I do not have OEM tow hooks, so I don't know if the hitch would work with them installed. I purchased a MaxxTow Tow Strap Loop for 2" Trailer Hitches - 10,000 lbs - MT70029 to use as a pull point for my tow strap. etrailer was very fast with shipping, 3 days, 5*****.




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Excellent hitch easy to install , the only thing i did different from the instructions was i did not remove the upper air dam ,i just made a cut on one side of the 2" left at bottom after you cut the hole out and hitch goes right up. 1 piece aluminum strip behind and 3 pop rivets with a little flat black paint on rivet heads ,done . i use mine for a surf fishing rig .




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It’s great, except for the fact that I had to remove the 2 tow hitches in the front in order to install it.


Comments
It’s great and I like having it, however the one downside was that the recovery tow hooks had to be removed in order to install it. It’s not a big deal since I just put a recovery hook in the receiver. It holds my 12,000lb winch fine!
Randall - 01/21/2022


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2022 Ram 1500

very heavy duty, just got yesterday haven't installed it yet




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2021 Ram 1500

great service nice people,and they care about their customers




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2019 Ram 1500

This company is too notch very helpful and responsive very satisfied with this company. Now that I've installed very pleased fit fantastic and great instructions. Would deffinatly recommend this product.




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2021 Ram 1500

Think product is great a delivery time was even better




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2019 Ram 1500

Good delivery, product fit perfectly, along with excellent instructions, very pleased. Thanks etrailer




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

  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel
    There is a front mounted trailer hitch that fits a 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel, so long as it does not have the front tow hooks. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081 will fit all models of 2019 Ram 1500 according to the manufacturer. I have added link to the install instructions of this hitch for you to take a look at.
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  • Will Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fit 2019 Ram 1500 With Speed-Deployed Front Air Dam
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081 will fit your 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn with a speed-deployed air dam (front spoiler) but it will require you to trim the lower air dam. As you can see by the linked installation instructions, the part that is trimmed is small and the air dam goes get re-installed.
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch Fit 2019 Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel
    I checked with Curt and the front hitch 31087 doesn't fit the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel or Diesel engine models, but I do have a solution that will work for your EcoDiesel. For that we have the Draw-Tite front hitch # 65081 which requires no drilling and is confirmed to fit all models of the 2019 Ram 1500.
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  • Which Front Hitch Fits 2020 Ram 1500 Diesel Engine
    We have a Draw-Tite front hitch part # 65081 which is a fit for your 2020 Ram 1500 diesel model. It has a vertical load limit of 500 lbs too which covers your 300 lb request.
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  • Front Hitch that Fits 2019 Ram 1500
    There is a front mounted trailer hitch that fits a 2019 Ram 1500, so long as it does not have the front tow hooks. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081 will fit all models of 2019 Ram 1500 according to the manufacturer.
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  • Is There Front Hitch for 2021 RAM Eco Diesel 1500
    We do have a front hitch that fits your 2021 Ram 1500 with the EcoDiesel engine with the Draw Tite part # 65081. This is only option that fits your truck.
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  • Front Mount Hitch For A 2022 Ram 1500 Without Tow Hooks
    I have just the perfect front mount hitch for your 2022 Ram 1500 Without Tow Hooks! The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081 has an easy, bolt-on installation with no welding required. It has a black powder coated finish that covers an e-coat base that offers a superior rust protection. The front mount hitch has a line pull up to 9,000 pounds and has a vertical load limit up to 500 pounds.
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  • Can Draw Tite Front Hitch 2019 Ram 1500 Allow Use of Front License Plates
    Yes, you can still use your front license plate on your 2019 Ram 1500 with the Draw Tite front hitch part #65081 installed.
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  • Front Hitch for 2022 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel With Active Air Dam
    The Draw-Tite # 65081 will fit your 2021 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with the active air dam as long as you do not have factory tow hooks. The air dam sits behind the hitch so it will not interfere. However, trimming of the lower air dam will be required.
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  • Is There Front Hitch that Fits 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel
    Although not listed as a fit for the Rebel model we had a customer come back and tell us they were able to install the Draw Tite hitch part # 65081 on their Rebel model with modifications. They had to cut a small square in the front bumper and remove the tow hooks.
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  • Where Does Lower Air Dam On 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Get Trimmed To Install Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch
    I have a different option for you, but the Draw- Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65081 is actually not confirmed to fit the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. It only fits the new body style trucks. Instead you will need to go with the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65062 which is a confirmed fit for your 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. You will need to trim an 8" wide x 1.5" tall section out of the lower air dam as you can see in the included diagram. Lastly due to the...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver For a 2019 Ram 1500
    I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081 for your 2019 Ram 1500 without the factory tow hooks. You will need to trim on your lower fascia for this to fit your Ram. Be sure to get a Draw-Tite QSP Trailer Hitch Silencer and Cover # 63080 for the hitch. This will eliminate the whistle that is often caused by having the front receiver and it will allow you to remove the rattle from your hitch mounted accessory so you are not distracted by it moving around on the...
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  • Can the Tow Hooks Be Removed To Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch On a 2020 Ram 1500
    The only front mount trailer hitch available for a 2020 Ram 1500 with the factory tow hooks is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C87FR. That said, you will need to remove the factory tow hooks in order to install the trailer hitch which I confirmed with Curt for you. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65081 will not fit even with the factory tow hooks removed.
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  • Curt vs. Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2020 Ram 1500
    The front-mount trailer hitch receiver I recommend for your 2020 Ram 1500 is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C87FR because it is a much easier installation due to the fact there are fewer obstacles during the installation compared to the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081. The Curt requires you to remove and trim fascia but is otherwise just a bolt-on hitch. The Draw-Tite, on the other hand, requires that plus removal of the truck's splitter and air dam supports...
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  • Recommended Front Hitch for Ram 1500 Rebel.
    I have a solution for you, but none of the Curt front hitches like the # C87FR will fit on the 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel models. For that reason I recommend using the Draw-Tite # 65081 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2020 Ram Rebel as long as you do not have the factory tow hooks welded on. If your truck has the welded on tow hooks on the front there is not a compatible front hitch at this time.
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  • Availability Of Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2021 Ram 1500
    There may actually be a hitch option for you. While the Curt # C87FR you were looking at will not fit your 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel the Draw-Tite # 65081 is confirmed to fit the Rebel models as long as your truck does not have the factory tow hooks. If your truck has the factory tow hooks there is currently not a front mount trailer hitch receiver available, and I am not sure what modifications would be required to install the hitch. I included a link to the written instructions of the # 65081...
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  • 2021 Ram 1500 Front Hitch for Diesel Models
    We do have a front hitch that fits your 2021 Ram 1500 with the EcoDiesel engine with the Draw Tite part # 65081. The Curt you mentioned does not fit the diesel models.
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  • Curt vs. Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2021 Ram 1500
    I would be happy to answer that question for you. The main difference between the Curt Front Hitch Receiver item # C87FR and the Draw-Tite Front Hitch Receiver Item # 65081 is the difficulty in installation. The Curt is way easier to install. You have to remove the front air dam and splitter to install the Draw-Tite. They both have identical capacities with a 9,000 lbs line pull and a 500 lbs vertical load limit. Since the capacities are the same I recommend the Curt item # C87FR based...
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  • Should I Buy The Curt C87FR or the Draw-Tite 65081 for My 2021 Ram 1500?
    The front-mount trailer hitch receiver I recommend for your 2021 Ram 1500 is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C87FR because it is a much easier installation due to the fact there are fewer obstacles during the installation compared to the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081. The Curt requires you to remove and trim fascia but is otherwise just a bolt-on hitch. The Draw-Tite, on the other hand, requires that plus removal of the truck's splitter and air dam supports...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch For A 2021 Ram 1500
    Both the Curt # C87FR and Draw-Tite # 65081 front mount hitches are rated to 9,000 pounds of line pull and 500 pounds of tongue weight, so the real difference will be the install. This is done a little differently between and if you have the factory tow hooks, the Curt will be the only option. If you do not have the tow hooks, you can use either, but I do prefer the American made Curt between the two as it is more adaptable. I included pictures of both hitches installed for you to take...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2022 Ram 1500 Rebel GT
    I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 65081 for your 2022 Ram 1500. This is a custom fit bolt-on installation with all needed hardware included.
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  • Front Hitch that Fits 2022 Ram 1500 with eTorque Engine
    For the 2022 Ram 1500 with the eTorque engine the front hitch you'd want is the Draw Tite part # 65081 which I confirmed as a fit for your truck unless it has factory tow hooks. The Curt you mentioned does not fit your truck. At this time Curt does not have any fits for your truck.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch for a 2022 Ram 1500 w/out Tow Hooks
    I would be happy to help you. We do have a front mount hitch that fits your 2022 Ram 1500. It is the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch item # 65081. This is confirmed to fit the 2022 Ram 1500's without the tow hooks. If you have tow hooks this will not fit. This front mount hitch has a 500 lbs vertical load limit which is the same thing as tongue weight. If you have the tow hooks or your trailer's tongue weight is heavier, I recommend using the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly item...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible With 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn Without Tow Hooks
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081 is confirmed to fit on your 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn. This hitch is only compatible as long as you do not have the front factory tow hooks. It is rated for a tongue weight up to 500lbs with a maximum trailer weight of 5,000lbs or a line pull or 9,000lbs. Do be sure to get a cover like the Draw-Tite QSP Trailer Hitch Silencer and Cover # 63080 or I prefer to use a WeatherTech BumpStepXL Hitch-Mounted Bumper Protector and Step # WT81BS1XL...
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