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  5. 500 lbs Vert Load
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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # C31071
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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31071 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Front Receiver Hitch - C31071

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • 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 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
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in the USA


  • 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 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.

31071 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C31071 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31071

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (95 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


The hitch was well-made, and installing it was very easy. However, the design of the hitch is somewhat perplexing. The hitch receiver hangs about 3 inches lower than it needs to, which reduces the ground clearance on the front of the truck significantly. See attached photos. The hitch will work until I find something better, That restores the front ground clearance

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

This front hitch carrier has been a life saver for us. I reviewed all the bike mounting options I could find for our truck camper and decided that mounting the bikes on a front receiver hitch was the way to go. The customer service at the front end was excellent. I needed to be sure that the position of the hitch receiver would allow a) enough ground clearance, b) that the bikes would not be touching the front grill of the truck, c) that the bikes would not be sitting up so high that the view of the driver would be obstructed and d) that I would actually be able to do the install myself. Well, the customer service gal on the phone was very helpful and took a lot of time to research and answer all my questions and I felt confident that I was getting the right item. I was able to install the receiver in less than 2 hours with the help of my neighbor. The instructions were clear and the install went fairly smoothly. The end result is an excellent product that is very strong and durable and holds our bike rack perfectly. We have logged over 5000 miles since installing it last spring and I could not be happier with how things have worked out!

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Well so far so good. It was a little difficult trying to do it by myself, got most of it done and then had to go to a autobody shop down the road to tighten up the 4 bolts.

2017 GMC Sierra 3500

Had the front hitch in use for about a year. No issues...supports a front "cooler" rack that I modified and added a bike roack to the front of performs the way it should....easy install...great produt...happy all around


etrailer needs to package their hitches better... I have received 2 of them and both boxes they were shipped in were just about destroyed! They were full of holes and tape covering up holes! Please package them better!!

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/22/2022

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

The Curt Front Mount Hitch is a great addition to any working man's truck. The fit is so tight that I had to bend the side frame tabs out a little bit to get it mounted. Once in place it mounted exactly as described.


The hitch is working fine. Easy to install. We use it for a bicycle rack. Works great!


The receiver hangs lower than expected. Or good for rough ba CNN k country. The holes were slotted in the wrong direction for the in place existing bolts. Slit transverse to truck frame does nothing as the vertical plates already have it locked in. Slots should be parallel to the truck frame to accommodate front back movement for installation


Received order a couple days earlier than expected which was great. Quality looking product and installation looks well thought out. Completely satisfied but will update after I install. If necessary.

2015 Ram 3500

Overall quality looking hitch. The side-flanges were not wide enough to fit around my ‘16 Sierra 3500 frame which was extremely difficult to install, especially with the fish-wire. Had to use a floor jack to push the hitch into place and remove the skid plate and thankfully there was an access hole in the frame where the flange-bolt goes. Did not want to cut a hole behind the license plate so this was the only option and would buy again if needed but the flanges should be 1/16th to an 1/8 of an inch wider.

Had to remove, to low to the ground and kept hitting everything.
Ryan - 05/25/2021

2018 Ford Transit Connect

Installed on a 2018 Chevy 3500HD (diesel)

arrived as scheduled in a shipping box that was damaged in transit. Upon inspection of the contents, it was determined everything was fine and all installation parts were securely attached to the hitch. It's understandable that a cardboard box with a 35 pound steel frame will get some damage in handling.

Installation: Absolutely watch the video online, it is extremely helpful! I jacked up the front of my truck about 6 inches and set jack stands in place on the jacking blocks behind front wheel wells. I also removed the plastic debris guard (4-15mm bolts) for easier access to the mounting points. I must say, the threaded pull wires are a wonderful addition that made the installation flawless! Take your time and follow the enclosed instructions (and video) and it should take you about 30-45 minutes. I am an average mechanic at best and this was a really easy install!

Be aware that adding the hitch up front will require you be careful with parking curbs, however I think the hitch is stout enough to insure it will destroy a concrete curb. Probably best to avoid testing that theory.

I test mounted a motorcycle carrier on the from of the truck and loaded up a KTM 690 Duke. (315 lbs) Virtually no sag in the front suspension and to bike should ride well with proper pads & tie-downs. Makes for an interesting hood ornament ;)

All in all, a great product and vendor. You can buy with confidence.

Stout Hitch
Tahoe K - 01/25/2020

2016 GMC Sierra

Fits perfectly on my 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 HD. Sits just below the valance so no cutting!

2016 GMC Sierra 3500

I really like the front hitch. I use it to haul kayaks when I'm towing my fifth wheel.
My only complaint is that it significantly decreases my front end clearance. I now tend to hit ground while going through dips.
Other than that, it's been great.

2017 GMC Sierra 2500

Hitch fit perfect on my truck and the video was on point for installation. I had the hitch installed in 45 minutes and it looks great.


We added this hitch to the front of our GMC Sierra 1 ton and carry 2 ruckus motorcycles with us camping. This is a 500 lb. load upfront and carries wonderfully. It does hang low under the front bumper, so you will hit the curb if you park straight in. It will also hit a steep driveway. A lift kit for the truck is a possible cure but we carry a large camper and would be top heavy. We would buy this product again in a heartbeat as it is well constructed and easy to install in minutes.

Still love it, but rough roads are a no go without lifting our truck. There are many asphalt marks from Jasper to Yellowstone.
Tom D - 06/24/2020

2018 Ram 2500

I searched far and wide for a front hitch for my 2018 GMC 2500 HD Denali, most will not fit the Denali for some reason. This one did so with no trimming of the air dam, it's a perfect fit and only took about 45 minutes to install by myself. This will be the second truck I've owned with a front hitch and it seems like a necessity at this point, they're great for bicycle racks, winches, kayak racks, you name it!


It took me a little more than an hour to install the mount. It was a little tight but I used a come a long to pull it into alignment.


Easy to order, delivered when promised, quality was great, as expected.


High quality hitch. Great install instructions. Not hard to install but you will need two people. May be possible with one person with truck on a lift.


Mounted the hitch yesterday. Trying to get time to assemble the balance. And I retired???? Oh, golf today.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Very well built, relatively easy to ins tall.

2015 GMC Sierra

The Curt hitch assembly arrived in excellent condition. As usual, George did a fantastic job of getting my order to me very promptly. The installation went perfectly and exactly as shown in the video on the website. The front hitch fit was perfect on my 2015 GMC Sierra.

Ive driven thousands of miles with my bicycle rack attached to the Curt front receiver. The Curt front receiver has performed perfectly. The best thing is I didnt have to cut or alter my truck to install it.
D S - 09/13/2016


I am satisfied with the front hitch for my truck. After installing it on my truck, I think I would have liked the other style which would allow for normal ground clearance. This will work though.

GMC Sierra

This product is super easy install (took me less than 20 minutes all by myself). No cutting or drilling required. The product also works great. This makes backing a trailer into a tight spot much easier. The only down fall of this product is that it has to drop down pretty close to the ground to clear the lower air dam on the Sierra 2500HD. The remaining ground clearance leaves the hitch low enough to hit the ground when pulling up to tall curbs or parking blocks and would also likely hit ground fairly easily while four wheeling. The low ground clearance is the only reason I gave this four stars instead of five stars. Please note that to get a front hitch that is no cutting or drilling, there is no other has to be below the air dam.

2016 GMC Sierra 3500

It was exactly as described, fit perfectly, installed in less time than expected after viewing the video, which was very helpful, and was delivered in half the time suggested by the shipping method I picked. I will definitely use etrailer as my first choice going forward.

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