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  • Does Curt Front Hitch for 2017 Ford F-250 Reduce Ground Clearance
  • If you check out the installed picture I attached for the Curt front hitch part # C31078 you can see that the hitch actually is not the lowest hanging portion of the front end of the vehicle it is installed on. The air dam still sits lower than it so no ground clearance would be lost. Some people remove the air dam which would make the hitch the lowest portion of the front of the vehicle. That said, the hitch would still sit higher than if the air dam was left on. The same is true for...
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  • Will Front Mounted Hitch fit 2017 Ford F-250 Four-Wheel Drive?
  • Both of the front mounted hitches you referenced, Draw-Tite # 65076 and Curt # C31078 are confirmed fits for all models of the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty. They will not interfere with your axles; you can check out how each looks in the photos I've attached for you. The Draw-Tite is shown on the front-facing picture, and the Curt is shown on the side-facing picture.
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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...
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  • Recommended Front Hitch Receiver for 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon JL
  • As long as you have the factory front bumper on your 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65079 is a confirmed fit. I've attached the installation details for you. It does not require any drilling but you will need to trim your fascia where the hitch extends and the front metal air dam will be permanently removed. The Curt # C31086 is also a confirmed fit with the same installation, but it is rated for a line pull of 3,500 lbs versus...
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  • Which Front Hitch for 2016 Ford F-150 Sits Lower to Ground Curt or Draw Tite
  • The Draw Tite part # 65067 will sit lower to the ground than the Curt hitch part # C31083 which is also a fit for your 2016 Ford F-150. The Draw Tite requires you to notch a couple inches out of the bottom of the air dam up front, but the Curt requires you to cut a hole a bit higher for the hitch to fit through. In the picture I attached the Draw Tite is on the left and the Curt on the right.
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite 65071 and Curt C31074 Front-Mount Hitches for 2017 Chevy Colorado Diesel
  • Both the Draw-Tite # 65071 and the Curt # C31074 front-mount hitches that fit your 2017 Chevy Colorado diesel will install in the same way, without drilling, but both will probably need you to trim the front dam. The two hitches share identical weight capacities too. Install instructions for both hitches are included for your reference. The main noteworthy difference between the two hitches is that the Curt is USA-made and the Draw-Tite is made in Mexico. Front-mount hitches make...
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  • Why Does the Front Mount EcoHitch Require Removal of Front Bumper During Install on 2019 Ford F-250
  • Great question! The EcoHitch Hidden Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7904 that you referenced actually installs right behind where the license plate sits (see attached photos). This differs from the Draw-Tite # 65076 and the Curt # C31078 because they sit closer to the bottom of the bumper and require that the air deflector/fascia either be modified or removed. So the EcoHitch does require more of an intricate installation but it also leaves your 2019 Ford F-250 with a great...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Needed for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited
  • We have both the Curt # C31086 and the Draw-Tite # 65079 which are confirmed to fit a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler as long as it has the standard factory bumper. I am unsure what comes on the Sahara but if you have the standard bumper you are good to go! The Curt has a line pull rating of 9,000 lbs and a vertical load rating of 350 lbs. The Draw-Tite option has the same line pull rating but the vertical load rating is 500 lbs instead. Installation details are linked for both front mount...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for 2019 Ram 1500
  • There are two front-mounted trailer hitches that will fit your 2019 Ram 1500, the Draw-Tite # 65081, which will fit unless your truck has factory tow hooks, as well as the Curt # C31087. I have included a link to the installation instructions of both of these front-mount hitch for you to check out.
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  • Will Transmission Cooler Or Skid Plate Interfere With Installation Of Front Hitch on 2001 Tacoma
  • You can check the frame on your 2001 Tacoma as shown in the attached instructions to see where a front mount hitch # C31013 and # 65041 is installed. In the instructions it does state you have to remove the tow hooks and they will not be re-installed. The instructions do not mention a front skid plate. I called my contact at Draw-Tite and they said there are no complaints or concerns about the skid plate on the Tacoma. The transmission cooler lines would be the only thing that may interfere...
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  • Front Hitch Comparison and Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-250
  • There are two front hitch options we have for your 2018 Ford F-250 which are very similar. We have the Draw Tite part # 65076 and the Curt # C31078 which are both really great options. The big differences are that the Draw Tite will stick out past the air dam a bit more than the Curt. Also the Curt is made in the USA. I attached a picture that shows where the Curt installs relative to the air dam. I would go with the Curt for those reasons.
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  • Comparing Height of Front Mount Hitches for a 2018 Ford F-250
  • The Curt hitch # C31078 may be a little higher on your 2018 Ford F-250 but ultimately it and the Draw-Tite front hitch # 65076 will be in about the same place. I have linked the instructions for these hitches for you.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Receiver that Doesn't Reduce Ground Clearance for a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • I do have a solution for you, but unfortunately there are no bull bar/grille guard options out there that also utilize a front mount hitch for your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. I believe that you were looking at the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31071 which has a drop so that the receiver sits under the front fascia on your Silverado. Draw-Tite actually offers a front mount receiver as well which does not reduce the ground clearance for your truck. To install the part...
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  • Will EcoHitch Front Mount Hitch Receiver Fit a Diesel 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • I do have a way that you can still have a front mount hitch receiver on your 2018 Ford F-350 but when I spoke with my contact at EcoHitch he said that the diesel models have extra cooler lines that would get in the way of the EcoHitch Hidden Front Mount # 306-X7904. For a trailer hitch that fits your 2018 F-350 diesel I recommend the Curt Front Mount # C31078 over the Draw-Tite # 65076 because they have easier instructions when it comes to cutting the front fascia. This will then allow...
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  • Front Helper Springs for a 2016 GMC Canyon with a Snow Plow
  • I think you will find that with a plow on the front of your 2016 GMC Canyon adding helper springs in the front will be a great, if not necessary, addition to your set up. Considering the weight of the plow will be out in front of the vehicle where it can apply more leverage to the suspension adding helper springs will prevent bottoming out and help keep the front suspension from wearing out prematurely. So with front mount receiver # 65071 or # C31074 installed and a plow attached we...
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  • Comparing Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2008 Toyota Tundra
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65080 is my recommendation for you based on cost and features. The installation of this hitch is nearly identical to the Curt # 31198. The Draw-Tite has a measurement of 7-1/2 inches from the crossbar to the end of the receiver tube. The Curt receiver has a measurement of 4-5/8 inches from the crossbar to the end of the receiver tube. The weight ratings of the hitches are identical, so the 2-7/8 inch difference in...
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  • Recommended Electric Winch and Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65078 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500. This hitch is rated for 9000 lbs line pull as you stated and a trailer weight of 5,000 lbs. If you were to use an electric winch like the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs # BDW10039, then the maximum line pull is 12,000 lbs for a static load or 120,000 lbs for a rolling load. That is the maximum pull...
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  • Highest Weight Capacity for Front-Mounted Hitch on 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • There are a pair of front-mounted hitches that fit your 2018 Ford F-350 and both, the Draw-Tite # 65076 and Curt # C31078, have a weight capacity of 9,000 lbs and though I cannot tell you with absolute certainty a 12,000 lb front-mounted hitch does not exist, 9,000 lbs is generally what you are going to see. There are winch mounts that fit in a receiver such as the Bulldog Winch Receiver Mount Kit # BDW20155 which are for 12,000 lb winches but you would be limited to the 9,000 lb capacity...
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  • Will Front Mounted Receiver Hitch on 2013 Toyota Tundra Need to Be Removed to Change Oil
  • Neither the Draw-Tite # 65080 nor the Curt # 31198 would in themselves prevent you from changing the oil in your truck. What they will do is prevent you from removing the skid shield, which will block access to the oil filter. You can remove the skid shield entirely and leave it off permanently, or you can cut a 4-5 inch diameter access hole through the skid shield in the area directly under the oil filter. Because the hitch attachment hardware is meant as a one-time use item, we don't...
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  • Front Hitch Fits for 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4WD
  • Both of the front hitches you referenced will fit your 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4WD as they are confirmed to fit all models of your truck. They are both priced about the same but since the Draw Tite part # 65067 has a bit more capacity it would be the hitch I would go with if it was my truck.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
  • The only front mount trailer hitch receiver that we offer at this time for a 2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL is the Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31012. This is a 2 inch hitch that offers a 9,000 lbs Line Pull capacity and a 500 lbs Vertical Load capacity. To help give your front mount hitch a clean look when not in use and to show off your support for etrailer you can use the etrailer.com Rubber Hitch Cover # 22282. If you are more worried about possibly hitting a parking block you can use...
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  • Best Ground Clearance Front Hitch 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The front mounted hitch receiver that will provide you the most amount of ground clearance on your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the Curt Custom Fit 2 Inch Hitch, # C31069. This hitch measures 9.52 inches from the frame mounting flange to the bottom of the hitch receiver opening. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 65064, that you mentioned reduces ground clearance just a hair more at 9.62 inches. I have included a link to the hitch installation instructions for you.
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  • Best 2 Inch Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • I checked with my contact at Draw-Tite and was able to confirm that the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65064 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Draw-Tite hitch has a 2" receiver tube opening with a 9,000 lb line pull and 500 lb vertical load rating. However, you will need to check your owner's manual for the vehicles limitations as the lower of the two ratings will be your limiting factor. I also recommend using the Draw-Tite QSP Trailer...
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Front-Mount Hitch 65064 on 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
  • Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65064 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. This hitch offers no-drill installation unlike the other options from Curt, parts # C31069 and # C31012, but some plastic fascia trimming is often required to make room for the receiver tube. We do not yet have a video showing installation in your specific truck but I linked the written instructions for you. These detail the install process and include a listing of tools needed. Often...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Ford F-350 that is Made in the USA
  • Draw-Tite currently manufacturers their trailer hitches, including # 65076, in Mexico. Curt manufacturers their hitches in the US. For a 2018 Ford F-350 the Curt front hitch is # C31078.
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  • Curt vs Draw Tite Front Hitch for Motorcycle Carrier for 2017 Ram Megacab 3500
  • Follow up to my previous question... My vehicle does have tow hooks so I could go with the Draw Tite but it looks like that would place the Rage motorcycle carrier much higher than the Curt. This might worsen visibility significantly. It also seems like it would make loading the bike much more difficult. Can you give me your opinion on this? Thank you.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Options for a Winch on a 2018 Ford F-150
  • The front mount hitch receivers from Curt and Draw-Tite that fit your 2018 Ford F-150 are parts # C31083 and # 65067 respectively. Both of these are rated for 9,000 lbs line pull and 500 lbs vertical load. From the 2 bolts holes on the Curt to the top of the receiver tube measures just under 7-1/2" while that same distance on the Draw-Tite is closer to 7". The Draw-Tite will give you more ground clearance but not by much. Instructions for both receivers have been linked for you to reference. If...
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  • Will Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Reduce Ground Clearance on a 2018 Ford F-150
  • The good news is that neither the Curt # C31083 or the Draw-Tite # 65067 front mount trailer hitches will reduce the ground clearance on your 2018 Ford F-150. If you want a receiver that sits above the lowest piece of fascia then the Curt requires that a square hole be cut in the front fascia and it sticks straight through. The Draw-Tite sits a little lower and just requires that a notch be cut out at the bottom of the fascia, but the bottom of the receiver sits about level with the...
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  • Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for 2018 Toyota 4Runner
  • We do have a pair of front mounted hitches that are confirmed fits for a 2017 Toyota 4Runner, the Draw-Tite # 65074 and Curt # C31076 though neither have yet to be confirmed for a 2018 4Runner. That said, we did have a customer install the Draw-Tite # 65074 on an '18 4Runner, which is shown in the photo that I've added for you.
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  • Front-Mount Hitches for 2012 Nissan Frontier
  • The two front-mount hitches we have for your 2012 Nissan Frontier, Draw-Tite # 65075 and Curt # 31241, both mount to the same points on the Frontier's frame and the bottom of the receiver tubes on both will be approximately 7-inches below the top of the mounting brackets. I measured both hitches in our warehouse to see if one offers more clearance than the other; they are virtually identical in this respect. Between the two I suggest the Draw-Tite since it has a higher vertical load rating...
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  • Should Draw-Tite Front Hitch on a 2013 Ram 2500 have Bent when Carrying 2 Bikes
  • No, for that customer, Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" Item # 65063 should not have bent like that. But consider that there are more than 100 reviews on this hitch and they are overwhelmingly positive. With that said if you have reservations about this hitch there is another option; Curt front receiver # C31015. But it only fits 4-wheel drive models. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Does Skid Shield have to be Removed for a Front Hitch on a 2018 Toyota Tundra
  • On the Curt front mount receiver # 31198 there is a note stating that the skid shield will either have to be removed or you can trim it and reinstall in on your 2018 Toyota Tundra. For the Draw-Tite receiver # 65080 we have a note stating that the skid shield must be removed but nothing about being able to reinstall it. Some customers have noted that they had to make or enlarge a hole on a bottom panel in order to be able to change the oil. You may also consider using the Bike Bunk,...
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  • Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for Motor Home on 2017 Ford E-450 Chassis
  • I can confirm for you that the Draw-Tite # 65053 front mounted hitch will fit on your 2017 Ford E-450. For a motorcycle carrier that would work great I recommend checking out the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Motorcycle Carrier # MT70101. I've also added a link to our selection of motorcycle carriers for you to take a look at.
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  • Front Hitch that Fits 10th Anniversary Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Bumper
  • My Curt representative tells me that if you have the 'standard' OEM bumper, not the tube style, their # 31432 will fit just fine. There's an underbody deflector that needs to be removed to install the hitch. It can be trimmed and reinstalled, or just left off...whichever you'd prefer. What's interesting is that you said you have the 10th anniversary Rubicon bumper on your 2016 Wrangler when the 2013 Rubicon was the actual 10th anniversary. The Draw Tite part # 65069 specifies that...
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  • Front Mount Hitch for 1999 Dodge Ram With Steering Box Stabilizer
  • The Draw-Tite # 65003 will almost certainly not work for you because the directions indicate it would interfere with where you said your steering box stabilizer is installed. The Curt # 31604 might work, though without knowing the exact location of your stabilizer it would be difficult to give you a definitive answer. I have linked the directions of the Curt hitch for you which detail how it is installed and taking a look at these directions should allow you to determine if the stabilizer...
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  • What is the Difference Between Curt and Draw-Tite Front Hitches for a 2013 Ford F-150
  • If you look at the instructions I have linked for both the Curt front hitch # C31068 and Draw-Tite version # 65061 you will see that they are both positioned in basically the same place on the 2013 Ford F-150. Both have 2 inch receivers and are rated for 500 pounds vertical pull and 9,000 pounds line pull. They are also comparable in size.
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  • Effect on Engine & Transmission Temperature from Using Front Hitch and Hitch Cargo Carrier
  • Using a front hitch like Curt # C31078 along with a hitch carrier like # C18153 is a great way to add cargo capacity when your truck bed and rear hitch are already spoken for. The cargo items you describe wanting to load in a front-hitch-mounted cargo carrier - a tool box, generator and gas cans - all could present a lot of flat surface area that could block air flow. Some generators like # 333-0005 have an open-frame design while others such as # 333-0002 have enclosures that would...
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  • Front Mount Receiver for a 2018 Ford F-150 XLT with Sport and FX4 Packages
  • Curt hitch # C31083 is listed as a fit for the XLT trim on the 2018 Ford F-150. They do not specify anything regarding the FX4 package. You will most likely have to trim some fascia, skid plates, or remove them to complete the hitch installation of this or any front mount hitch for the truck. I have included a link to the installation instructions so you can see how and where the hitch installs to get a better idea of where, and what, will likely need to be trimmed.
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  • Dimensions of Cross Tube on Front-Mount Hitch 65063 for Installation of LED Light Bar
  • Thank you for your photo showing the portion of Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65063 for which you are looking for a measured dimension to allow planning of light bar installation. I went to our warehouse and measured the length of the hitch tubing on either side of the central receiver opening. I measured both the available flat space (for mounting your LED light bar) and also the overall dimension between the mounting flange and the receiver tube. This longer dimension includes the...
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  • Will Front Mounted Spare Tire Carrier Have Effect on Cooling System for 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063 referenced in your question is a great option and is confirmed to fit your 2013 Dodge Ram 2500. I have included the installation details for you to review. Anytime you place something in front of the grille on your Ram truck, such as a spare tire when using a front mounted spare tire carrier like the Draw-Tite # 6715, it is going to have some kind of effect on the airflow and vehicle cooling system. However, there really should...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Curt Front Mount Locations for a 2018 Ford F-150 XLT
  • I went out to the warehouse and found that the Draw-Tite # 65067 and the Curt # C31083 will actually sit in pretty much the same place. The Curt will sit maybe 1/8" higher than the Draw-Tite. Installation instructions for both front mount hitches are linked for you to reference.
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  • Which Front Mount Hitch Offers the Most Ground Clearance on a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
  • They currently only make two custom fit front hitches for your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. You can choose from either the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31320 or the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65033. Out of these two options the Curt Trailer Hitch hang down the least as you can see in the attached photo. Unfortunately, both of the above trailer hitches are made for customers who still have the lower valance which is the reason they sit the way they do....
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  • Is there a 2-1/2 Inch Front Hitch Receiver for a 2017 Ford F-250
  • The use of a hitch expander to go from a 2 inch receiver to a 2-1/2 inch receiver will reduce the tongue weight of the hitch by 50 percent. There isn't a front hitch with a 2-1/2 inch receiver available either. So instead of adapting the 2 inch hitch I recommend using a reducer sleeve in the 2-1/2 inch receiver such as # C45405.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Texas Edition
  • I checked with Curt and they do list # C31069 as a fit for all models of the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500. But they also show # C31012 as a fit. We also have Draw-Tite front hitch # 65064 as a fit for your truck. What I recommend is to look over the instructions for each, linked below, and compare them to the truck.
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  • Curt Hitch or Draw Tite Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500
  • The install of the Curt Hitch # 31374 and the Draw Tite hitch part # 65062 on your 2015 Ram 1500 are going to be so similar that you really wouldn't gain much in terms of fascia trimming/modification if you went with one or the other. The Curt Hitch # 31374 is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ram 1500 4x4. It will require the removal of the factory tow hooks, but this hitch has loops on either side of the hitch opening that could be used as tow hooks which the Draw Tite does not so I would...
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  • Curt or Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch for 2018 Ford F-150
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31083 and the Draw-Tite # 65067 are extremely similar hitches that are both confirmed to fit your 2018 Ford F-150. Both hitches will mount to the same locations on the truck's frame and feature identical 500 pound vertical load and 900 pound line pull ratings. Between these two options I recommend going with the Curt simply because it will offer a slightly better ground clearance dimension. The hitch receiver on this model will protrude a bit further...
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  • Will Front Mount Hitch Fit 2011 Ford F-150 to use Bike Rack
  • Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31068 will fit your 2011 Ford F-150 so you're safe! I have added a link to a video installation as well as the written instructions for you to take a look at. Though you will need to trim your front air dim, there is no drilling required to install the hitch on your F-150. For a bike rack I strongly recommend the Saris Freedom EX # SA4412F because at less than 30 lbs it is extremely lightweight but still has a 60 lb per bike capacity as well...
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  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Front Hitch Fit Recommendation
  • Curt part # 31432 and Draw-Tite part # 65069 are both front-mounted 2-inch hitches intended for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with standard factory front bumper. But if you have a special Rubicon edition you will want the Curt # 31432.
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  • Front Mount Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Ford F-250
  • The front mount hitch receiver I recommend for your 2013 Ford F-250 is the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65049 because it is a bolt-on installation that does not require any drilling into your truck's frame and Draw-Tite's strong reputation for making high-quality trailer hitches. This hitch has a 2" receiver and will work great as a way for you to use a bike rack while you are towing your 5th wheel. I have added a link to an install of this hitch on a F-250 for you to...
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  • Front Mount Hitch for a 1998 Ford F-150 That Retains Tow Hooks
  • If you wish to retain the front tow hooks on your 1998 Ford F-150 then you are going to want to use the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31049, not the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65025. The reason for this is that the Draw-Tite hitch installs between the two frame rails and a chance for interference with the tow hooks is possible whereas the Curt hitch installs underneath the frame rails and there is not a chance for interference. I have attached a...
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  • Blocker Bar Front Mount Hitch Install 2001 Ford F-250
  • If your 2001 Ford F-250 has coil springs installed on the front of the vehicle then you do not have the "blocker bar" but if you have leaf springs on the front of your truck then you do have the blocker bar. Another easy way to tell whether or not you have the blocker bar is by determining if your truck is 2 or 4 wheel drive. If you truck is 2 wheel drive then chances are you have coil springs in the front and if your truck is 4 wheel drive then chances are you have leaf springs in the...
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  • Does Draw Tite Front Hitch # 65053 Fit 2019 Ford E450 Class C RV
  • Yes, the front hitch part # 65053 does fit a 2019 Ford E-450 cutaway RV like what you have. The chassis has been the exact same and won't be changing until 2021 models so it will fit your 2019.
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  • Front Hitch for 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
  • A front htich is a great way to add carrying capacity for a bike rack without interfering with turning clearance if you also happen to be towing a trailer. Currently the only front hitch we have for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 is the EcoHitch model # 306-X7352. The hitch's price reflects the fact that it is USA-made and also made from an alloy that is produced only from US-sourced recycled materials. If you do not have a rear hitch we do offer these for your Sprinter 3500 as...
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  • Measurement of Curt Front Hitch 31026 for Ford F-150 to Determine Winch Mount Compatibility
  • Curt front-mount hitch # 31026 is a confirmed fit on your 1992 Ford F-150 and to help you confirm the right clearance for your application with a winch mount I went to our warehouse and measured one key dimension that will help you determine this. Please refer to the linked photo. I measured from the front mounting holes on the hitch mounting brackets to the hitch pin hole in the receiver tube and found that the hole center to hole center distance was 4-1/4-inches. So if you check...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2005 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 65033 is a fit for your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 and is the hitch I recommend although it requires drilling. All of the hitches that fit your truck require drilling but this one has the highest vertical weight capacity so it's the best option.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Front Hitch on a 2017 Ford F-250
  • Because Draw-Tite front mount receiver # 65076 sits low on the 2017 Ford F-250 I recommend looking at bike racks with a rise in the shank for better ground clearance. The Lets Go Aero BikeWing # B01311 is a great inexpensive option. It weighs just 12 pounds and holds the bikes at the wheels so it is compatible with many bike styles. It has a slight rise in the shank so it will help with ground clearance without blocking the driver's view too much. I have linked a video review of this...
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  • Front Hitch and Snow Plow for 2016 Ram 1500 4x4 Crew Cab
  • We do offer front-mount hitches for your 2016 Ram 1500 4x4, two that are shown on the linked page, but neither one is a no-drill installation. Both require drilling and some fascia trimming (to make room for the receiver tube) and removal of the tow hooks for installation. With one of these in place you can use a 2-inch snowplow like # K2AVAL8422. All plow options for your 4X4 truck are shown on the linked page. These slip right into the hitch with no other vehicle modifications required. On...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • For your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee we have the Curt Front Hitch part # C31033 which is a confirmed fit and has a 350 lb vertical load capacity. If the weight of your scooter and carrier is less than that this would work. But you'd have to consider the fact you are most likely going to block air flow to the radiator and possibly your headlights. For a carrier then we have the MaxxTow Motorcycle Carrier part # MT70101 which would work well. For tie downs we then have the part # EM05710.
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  • Can I Use a Cargo Carrier With the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver on my 2015 Ram 1500
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31374, which is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ram 1500 as long as it is a 4x4, has a Vertical Load Rating of 500 lbs. As long as that weight capacity is not exceeded then this front mount hitch will be a great solution for you to carry a generator on the front of your Ram. If you are wanting to use a cargo carrier to haul a variety of cargo, then I recommend going with the 24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153. This will fit in the 2 inch receiver...
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  • Recommended Front Hitch Receiver for 2011 Four Winds Chateau on Ford E-450 Cutaway Chassis
  • For your 2011 Ford E-450 Cutaway RV frame the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65053 is the correct front mounted hitch. This is a simple bolt on assembly that is estimated to take about 1-1/2 hours to complete. It does require trimming of an underbody panel in a couple of places which is part of that time estimate. I've attached the installation instructions and a video to assist. The # 65049 you asked from will not fit your motorhome.
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  • How Much Does the Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Weigh
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65079 which is a fit for your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited weighs 20 lbs. I have also attached a photo of what it will look like once installed.
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  • How Many Bolts Hold EcoHitch Front Hitch to 2018 Ford F-350
  • The EcoHitch front hitch part # 306-X7904 does fit your 2018 Ford F-350 and it uses 6 bolts to secure to the truck frame. The other four bolts aren't as easy to see in most of the product pictures but I attached a picture that shows you where they are. They are on the sides of the mounting bracket.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Silverado 4x4 for Best Ground Clearance
  • The front mounted hitch receiver that will provide you the most amount of ground clearance on your 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the Curt Custom Fit 2 Inch Hitch, # C31069. This hitch measures 9.52 inches from the frame mounting flange to the bottom of the hitch receiver opening. I have included a picture which illustrates this measurement. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 65064, that you mentioned reduces ground clearance just a hair more at 9.62 inches.
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  • Will Front Mount Hitch Interfere With Parking Sensors on 2018 Ram 3500?
  • There has been no information that indicates the front parking sensors of a 2018 Ram 3500 will not work with the front mounted Draw-Tite # 65063 installed. If you take a look at the photo I added you can see this hitch installed on an '18 Ram 3500. The Curt # C31067 is also a fit for your truck and we did have a customer come back and say the hitch did not interfere with the front sensors. It is possible that any accessory you might add to the hitch, such as a bike rack or winch, would...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Receiver for a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • We do have front hitches that will fit your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport with factory bumpers but # C31433 will not fit because it is for Hard Rock models. For a front receiver that will work use # 31432 or # 65069 (this last one was designed to fit models with brake booster pump). I have linked videos showing example installations for you.
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  • Best Front Trailer Hitches for a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel
  • Both Curt front hitch # C31023 and Draw-Tite hitch # 65078 will fit your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the diesel motor. Both companies list the hitches as a fit for all models of the '13 Silverado 2500, among other models. I have linked videos showing example installations of both hitches for you.
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  • Can Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch # 65078 be Used to Mount Snow Plow on 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65078 referenced in your question can absolutely be used with a hitch-mounted snow plow such as the Detail K2 Avalanche # K2AVAL8422. In fact I actually recommend using this particular hitch over the Curt because it's going to give you a bit more ground clearance to work with when it's installed since the receiver will protrude through an opening you cut in the fascia instead of directly below it. I have attached an installation video that you...
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  • Recommendation of Front Mount Hitch Receiver on a 1998 Ford Expedition 4-Wheel Drive for a Snow Plow
  • Looking at the installation between the front mount hitches that fit your 1998 Ford Expedition, the Curt, part # 31049, installs much higher where the license plate is normally mounted. The benfit is more ground clearance but you'll need to relocate your license plate using part # C31002. Also, on your Expedition that seems like an extremely high mounting point for a snow plow. The Draw-Tite, part # 65025, installs quite a bit lower, sitting under the front bumper and fascia. This...
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  • How to Move and Park a Trailer without Using a Vehicle
  • I do have a solution for you but there are no front mount trailer hitches available for the 2003 Honda Element. What I recommend is a Trailer Valet XL trailer dolly such as # TVXL2 which has a 2 inch ball or # TVXL25 which has a 2-5/16 inch ball. These are two-speed dollies that will allow you to accurately move and position the trailer, even by yourself, without having to use a vehicle. Depending on the length of your driveway you would probably want to use low gear. To make it easier...
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver for 1997 Ford F-150 4WD for Snow Plow
  • The Curt hitch # 31049 for your 1997 Ford F-150 cannot be mounted upside down. It is designed to be that high for winch mounting and a more hidden look with greater ground clearance. Based on your need to have the hitch lower for your snowplow, I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65025 which is a confirmed fit for your F-150 4WD. Based on customer measurements, this hitch will be about 14 inches from the ground. I also recommend using...
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  • Recommended Winch for Front of 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 with Draw-Tite Front Hitch
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65041 is rated for up to 9,000 lbs line pull but you can honestly use whatever size winch you want to for your 2004 Toyota Tacoma. As long as you don't exceed the weight rating of the front mount hitch/winch you are good to go. For your application the 9,500 lb Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch # BDW10042 is a great option because it is rated slightly higher than your front mount hitch (so you get the most out of that weight...
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  • Front Hitches for 2003 Ford Explorer
  • If you are referring to the draw bars (also called arms) for a set of flat towing base plates that are installed on your 2003 Ford Explorer we do offer these. If you are referring to factory tow hooks these we do not offer and you will need to obtain them from Ford. The replacement draw bars/arms for base plates will be specific to the brand and model of base plate. All such base plates we offer for the vehicle are shown on the linked page. If you mean a front-mounted hitch we do...
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  • Curt Front Mount Hitch for 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman without Factory Hooks
  • Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31087 that you referenced is confirmed to fit and will work perfectly on your 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Short Bed without the factory hooks. This is a custom hitch that's designed to line up to existing holes in your truck's frame to allow for a simple no-drill installation. It features a 500 pound vertical load limit and a 9,000 pound line pull capacity. I have attached the written installation instructions that you can check out as well.
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  • Help Backing Up Travel Trailer on 2017 Ram 2500
  • Even at a short distance and going slowly, I do not recommend using a front hitch like the Draw-Tite # 65063 or Curt # C31015 on your 2017 Ram 2500 to help back up your travel trailer because your trailer's tongue weight is well over capacity and it simply would not be safe. The best option for you is a back-up camera, the Rear View Safety Wireless Hitch Camera # RVS-83112. This is an easy to use system that suits your needs perfectly, with the camera having a magnetic base you can attach...
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  • Comparing Draw Tite and Curt Front Hitches for 2018 Ram 2500
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 we have two front hitches that are confirmed as a fit. We have the Draw Tite part # 65063 which has the hitch opening much higher as it comes out of the lower bumper or we have the Curt part # C31015 which has the hitch opening underneath the front end. The second pictures shows this hitch. The best one for your application will be the one that fits your needs the best. If you are going to install a plow in the hitch like the K2 # K2AVAL8219 you'd want the Curt,...
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  • Best Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2007 Toyota 4Runner
  • The correct front mount trailer hitch for a 2007 Toyota 4Runner is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31367. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65074 is a fit for a 2017 Toyota 4Runner. They are both bolt-on options that will not require any drilling into the frame rails.
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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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  • Front Hitch Fit for 1989 Chevrolet K2500 4WD
  • Curt front-mount trailer hitch # 31042 will not fit your 4WD 1989 Chevrolet K2500's 34-inch frame width. The other option from Draw-Tite, front hitch # 65005, will fit your truck so long as it is not the Crew Cab. This hitch install will require drilling, some fascia trimming and relocation of your license plate using a bracket like # 5443. The linked customer photo shows this item installed on a compatible truck.
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch # C31074 Fit 2018 Chevy Colorado 4x4
  • The Curt front hitch part # C31074 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Chevy Colorado 4x4 and would work great. I double checked with Curt just now to confirm this.
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  • Can Snowbear Snow Plow for Frame Mounts Install on 2007 Honda Ridgeline
  • We might have a solution for you but it depends on which model winch you have. The only way to install a Snowbear plow on your 2007 Honda Ridgeline is with a front hitch mount. So you'd have to have a hitch installed like the Curt # 33328. It sounds like your plow was designed for mounting to the 2-point frame brackets that SnowBear also uses. What hopefully will work for you then is the # SB324-120 as this converts that style of plow to a hitch mount style. The plow would need to be one...
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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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  • Picture of Curt Front Hitch # C31083 Installed on 2018 Ford Expedition
  • We do have a picture of the Curt front hitch part # C31083 installed on a similar vehicle as your 2018 Ford Expedition but we don't have one on an actual Expedition at this time. The picture I attached shows it installed on a Ford truck that shares the same chassis. It will install in the same area of the air dam as what you see in the picture.
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  • Will Front Mount Receiver Fit with Brush Guard on a 2005 Chevy Suburban
  • Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31302 will interfere with a guard, like the Westin E-Series Bull Bar # 31-5175, on your 2005 Chevy Suburban because they use the same mounting locations. If you are really needing to use the front mount receiver then you will need to remove the guard to do so. Let me know what you are trying to accomplish and I can see if we have other options out there to help you transport equipment!
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  • Front Hitch Receivers Available for 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali
  • The one front-mount hitch available for your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali is the Curt model # C31071. This offers no-drill installation and the linked video will show you the process and final appearance. There is a Draw-Tite hitch offered # 65078 but this is not a fit for the Denali. If you plan to use a heavy front-mount accessory such as a plow or cargo carrier you might consider a front-axle suspension kit like a set of rubber jounce springs such as # SSF-202-47. This no-drill...
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  • Does Installation Of Front Mount hitch On 2017 Toyota Tacoma Require Trimming Of Air Dam
  • We have two front-mount trailer hitches for your 2017 Tacoma. I called my contact at Curt and they said that when installing the # C31075 hitch the air dam will need to be trimmed as shown in the attached installation instructions. The photo on the first page in the Curt instructions does show how the air dam will look with the finished install. The Draw-Tite # 65070 trailer hitch is also a fit for your Tacoma. I called my contact at Draw-Tite and they said the air dam is removed...
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  • Parts Needed to Attach SnowBear Snow Plow to 2013 Ford F-150
  • If the Snowbear plow attaches to the vehicle with brackets and not a front hitch the kit you need is the part # SB397-105. If instead you need a front hitch you would want the part # C31068.
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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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  • Tools Needed to install Curt Hitch # C31033 on 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee AWD Front Hitch
  • The Curt front hitch part # C31033 is a confirmed fit and does not require specialized tools to install. If you have most basic hand tools you'd be set. I attached a picture that I took from the install instructions that shows the tools required.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65079 is a confirmed fit for your Jeep with steel bumper. The front metal air dam will be permanently removed for this installation. The Curt # C31086 is also a fit but isn't rated for the same load or line pull and will have slightly less ground clearance based on the crossbar design.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2012 Ford E-350 RV
  • The Draw-Tite # 65053 Trailer Hitch Receiver is not a confirmed fit for your 2012 Ford E-350 RV. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver that is a fit for your E-350 that I recommend using is the Ultra Frame # 41945. This is a Class V trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. It also has a max Tongue Weight of 1,500 lbs (1,200 lbs with Weight Distribution) and a max Gross Trailer Weight of 10,000 lbs (12,000 lbs with Weight Distribution). I have attached a video of this hitch being...
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  • Draw-Tite and Curt Front Hitch Comparison for 2015 Ram 2500 Diesel
  • If your 2015 Ram 2500 diesel has factory tow hooks then you can use the Draw-Tite front-mount hitch # 65063. This hitch fits both 2WD and 4WD trucks. If you have a 4WD truck and do not have factory tow hooks then instead use the Curt model # C31015. Both the Draw-Tite # 65063 and Curt # C31015 have a 500-lb vertical load limit (akin to tongue weight). I linked install videos for both hitches, along with their written instructions, that you can review to see if one install is more appealing...
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  • Where Does EcoHitch Hidden Front Mount Hitch # 306-X7900 Install on 2018 Ram 2500
  • The 2 inch receiver for the EcoHitch Hidden Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 306-X7900 referenced in your question will actually protrude through the grille of your truck. This allows for a really clean appearance while also maintaining your existing ground clearance. I have attached an image of the hitch installed that you can take a look at as well. If present the factory tow hooks will need to be removed during installation. This front mount hitch features a 10,000 pound line pull rating...
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  • Front-Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2017 Toyota Tundra 4X4
  • We can offer you a choice of two 2-inch front-mounted hitches for your 2017 Toyota Tundra. You can see both the Curt and Draw-Tite options by clicking on the link provided. Both Curt hitch # 31198 and Draw-Tite hitch # 65080 share 500-lb vertical load and 9000-lb line pull ratings. Both are no-drill installations using included hardware. The Curt has the advantage on price so I suggest this one over the Draw-Tite. Installation instructions are linked for you. If you plan to use a...
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  • Front-Mount Hitch Receiver for 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
  • Curt part # 31432 and Draw-Tite part # 65069 are both front-mounted 2-inch hitches intended for the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with standard factory front bumper. But for the special Rubicon edition you will want the Curt # 31432. To install your Warn electric winch you will need a compatible hitch winch mount for this 2-inch hitch. All such hitch mount are shown on the linked page.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation that Fits 2004 Dodge Ram 3500
  • Draw Tite does offer a front hitch that fits your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 but it's the part # 65046 and not the part # 65033 you mentioned that fits the lighter duty trucks.
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  • Will Installation Of Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch Interfere With Crossmember On 1994 Ford Ranger
  • I have attached the installation instruction for the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, part # 65017. As the instructions show, installation of the hitch deals with the stabilizer bar and also with a front air dam. The instructions do state that the front air dam would need to be trimmed before re-installing. You can check out the instructions and see where the crossmember you mentioned is in relation to the mounting holes shown.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch fit 2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve?
  • I spoke with a representative of Draw-Tite about hitch # 65077, and the answer depends on if your 2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve is 4 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive. They said if your 2017 Titan Platinum Reserve was a 4 wheel drive model, then front hitch # 65077 would not fit; however, they did say that the hitch would work for your truck if it was a 2 wheel drive vehicle.
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitches for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • It all depends on your 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 is a light duty or a heavy duty. If it is a light duty then I give the edge to Curt, # 31302, because their powder coating holds up well and the hitch is made in the USA. If you have a 1500HD then Draw-Tite hitch # 65028 is more popular but again I would give the edge to Curt # 31108 for the same reasons described above. I have linked videos showing example installations of both hitches for you. In either case both the Curt and Draw-Tite...
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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 the Draw-Tite Front Trailer Hitch Part # 65078 Fit a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Diesel
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65078 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with the diesel engine. The only exclusion for this hitch is the Denali models. The front bumper does not need to be removed for installation and there is no drilling into the frame but you will need to cut a slight opening into the lower fascia in order for the receiver tube to protrude through. I have attached an install video of this hitch for you as well...
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