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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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  • Does Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31071 Fit a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
  • Yes, the Curt front mount receiver, part # C31071, does fit your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. We've actually installed it on a 2016 2500HD; I've linked the video for you.
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  • Can Bike Racks be Used in Front Hitches like Curt Hitch # 31038
  • Bike racks can be used in front hitches like the Curt part # 31038 that you referenced. You'll just need to aware that your headlights might be partially blocked and depending on how tall the bikes are you might have some visibility impaired.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65078 Fit a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65078 unfortunately will not fit your 2011 GMC Sierra Denali, instead you need to go with the Curt # C31023. We have tried looking into this ourselves but we haven't been able to really determine why one will fit and the other one won't. Since front mount hitches are vehicle specific though there is likely a small difference behind the fascia on your Denali that prevents the Draw-Tite option from being properly installed.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65046 Fit 2009 Dodge Ram 3500
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65046 referenced in your question is indeed confirmed to fit your 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD. This front-mounted hitch will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and it features a 500 pound vertical load limit and a 9,000 pound line pull capacity. I have attached an installation video on the 2007 Ram, along with the written installation instructions that you can take a look at.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Toyota Tundra with Technology Package
  • According to Curt, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31198 is a confirmed fit for all models of the 2018 Toyota Tundra even ones with the technology package like yours. The hitch is very easy to install and will give you a 2" receiver tube opening. It will however require a slight modification to the factory skid shield as you can see in the attached photo. If you can tell me what you will be using the hitch for I would be glad to provide some additional recommendations...
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  • Does Draw Tite Front Hitch for 2016 Ford F-150 Require Removal of Tow Hooks
  • I checked the install instructions for the Draw Tite hitch part # 65067 that is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford F-150 and there is no mention of removal of tow hooks. Since this attaches to the sides of the truck frame it would not interfere with any tow hooks.
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  • Front Mount Hitch for a 2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
  • Draw-Tite front mount receiver # 65075 is listed as a fit for all styles of the 2005 Nissan Frontier so it will fit your truck. The only note I have is that the front air dam will have to be trimmed or removed to complete the installation. I have linked the installation instructions for you.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2007 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2007 Honda Pilot we do have the Curt front hitch part # 33328 which is a confirmed fit and would work well.
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack to Carry on a Front Mount Hitch of a 2017 Ram 3500
  • I can't say for sure since we've never physically installed them together but I imagine the rack or bikes will block some of the driver's view of the road but not a lot. The Draw-Tite front mount receiver, part # 65063, installs pretty high on your 2017 Ram 3500, about level with the tow hooks. Then the Swagman XC, part # S64650, has a 4 inch rise in the shank plus the center mast is about 29 inches tall in itself. I'd estimate the center mast is a total of about 35 inches up from the...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Receiver 65071 Fit a 2017 Chevy Colorado with a Brush Guard
  • It is entirely possible that front mount receiver # 65071 will fit with the brush guard in place on your 2017 Chevy Colorado. Take a look at the instructions for the hitch linked below. You can see the hitch mounts fairly far back on the frame and to the support beam at the front of the frame. I have looked at instructions for some brush guards that fit your truck and they install in a different location. You would have to compare the hitch instructions with how your guard is installed...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Hitch # 65064 Reduce Ground Clearance When Installed
  • We had one customer install the front hitch part # 65064 that you referenced and come back and say that they had 5-3/4 inches of ground clearance afterwards. We also had a customer come back and say that since the hitch installed through the lower valence it really didn't affect it. Here's how you can measure though and determine. Measure from the frame mounting surface on the front of your vehicle down 9.62 inches and you'll know where the hitch will be at it's lowest point.
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  • How to Use a Winch on the Front of a 2018 GMC Yukon XL
  • According to Draw-Tite, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65064 is a confirmed fit for a 2018 GMC Yukon XL. The hitch will provide you with a 2" receiver tube opening on the front of the vehicle which can be used for a winch tray or to move a trailer around. If you also need a winch tray to use with this hitch then I recommend part # 6495. The plate measures to be 12-15/16" long x 7-3/4" wide. There are 8 mounting holes which accept a variety of different bolt...
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  • Best Way To Move a Heavy Trailer In and Out of Parking Spaces
  • I do have an option that will help you move your trailer in and out of parking spaces but both of the front mount trailer hitch receivers we have for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65078 and the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31023 have a maximum vertical load of 500 lbs. The tongue weight of your trailer will exceed the maximum vertical load rating of either trailer hitch therefore, I cannot recommend using...
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  • Best Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited
  • The only front mount trailer hitch receiver we have that will fit your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31433 assuming you have the factory front bumper. The front mount trailer hitch receivers for a Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited will not fit a Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited. The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver has a 9,000 lb line pull rating, 525 lb vertical load rating, and is made right here in the U.S.A. It also comes with...
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  • Do Fog Lights Have to Be Removed to Install Front Hitch # 31114
  • It isn't ideal to have to remove the factory fog lights to install the front hitch part # 31114 that you referenced, but since their location is the best place for mounting this hitch there unfortunately isn't a better solution. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch for 2012 Ram 1500 4WD
  • The front mount hitch for your 2012 Ram 1500 4WD, is the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65062 you mentioned or the Curt # 31374. Either one will fit with your truck and both will require drilling and some air dam trimming. Both are rated for the same weights, so it comes down to your preferences on appearance.
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  • Front Hitch Receiver for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • Customers have installed the Draw-Tite front mount hitch # 65069 on the Rubicon model of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited so it does fit and by all accounts does not interfere with the sway bar disconnect assembly you mentioned. I included a link to a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Diameter of Mounting Holes on Curt Front Mounted Hitch # 33328
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 33328 has the front 4 holes that are 21/32nds inch and the 2 rear holes are 9/16 inches. These are the measurements from the manufacturer.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for Ground Clearance for 2017 GMC Sierra 1500
  • All of the front hitches we offer for your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 are going to install below the front bumper. The Curt part # C31069 will have the best ground clearance as it sits the highest and the hitch opening hangs down below the crosstube of the hitch unlike the Draw Tite. I attached a picture that shows the Curt hitch when it's installed and the area of the air dam that gets trimmed.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch for 2006 Ford F-250
  • I can help and there is a front mounted hitch that is a fit for your 2006 Ford F-250 and I recommend the Draw-Tite # 65022, which will sit in the opening through the front bumper. It is a 2" hitch with 9,000 lbs of line pull and a vertical load capacity of 500 lbs. The only thing to keep in mind is that installing a front hitch on your F-250 will require you to remove the OEM fog lights to allow the hitch to mount. I've added a link to a video install of this hitch for you to take a...
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  • Can Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali
  • It sounds like you've already seen that the Draw-Tite front mount hitch, part # 65078, isn't confirmed to fit your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 because of the Denali trim package. I tried to determine exactly how much fascia trimming is needed to see if it could be done with enough modification but I didn't have a lot of luck. I can tell you that the receiver tube comes out from behind your front license plate. The cut out on non-Denali models needs to be 3-1/4 by 3-1/4 inches square and...
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  • Front Hitch and 2 Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • You'd need a front hitch installed on your 2017 Ford F-250 first for a bike rack to install. For that the Draw Tite hitch part # 65076 is a confirmed fit and would work well. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This is a lightweight platform 2-bike rack (which is normally an unheard of combo). That means it'll be easy to install and remove from your vehicle since it's light, but also it'll be very easy to load bikes on since it's a platform rack. This rack also...
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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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  • Recommended Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for 2012 Ford F-150 with 2 Inch Hitch Ball
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31068 is my recommendation for your 2012 Ford F-150. I then recommend the Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball - 2" Drop # C45036 to allow you to launch and load your bass tracker boat. This combination will work very well for your application.
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  • Is There A Front Hitch Available That Fits A 2016 Or 2017 Kia Sorento
  • There is no front hitch available for a 2016 or 2017 Kia Sorento. Normally front hitches like the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch, Item # 65009, are used by pickups/trucks because their frames have the capacity to handle the stress. If you give me an idea what you are trying to do, I can try to find another option for you. If a front mount hitch is the only way to go for you then your best option would be to go to a custom fabrication shop and have one made.
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  • Installing Front Mount Receiver Hitch - Item # 31038 On A 2003 Ford F-150 - 4x4
  • I contacted the manufacturer and they confirmed that the receiver should fit. However, they stated that if your 2003 Ford F-150 is the old body style then it will not. Let me know if it is the old body style and we will look for other options if necessary. There should be an additional bolt hole on the frame which is where those 2 bolts go. You will also have to remove and modify the skid plate to have enough room for the receiver. Contact us if you have any other questions.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch for 2001 E-450 Class C Motorhome
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65001 that you referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2001 E-450 Motorhome. This is the only front mount hitch available that is designed to fit this chassis. As you mentioned, the 2 inch receiver will sit directly beneath the front bumper and it has a vertical load limit of 500 pounds. I have attached an installation video that you can use for reference, along with the written instructions.
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  • Will a Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fit a 2017 Toyota Tacoma with Pro Comp 6 Inch Lift Kit
  • We currently have two front mount trailer hitch receivers for your 2017 Toyota Tacoma which are Curt part # C31075 and Draw-Tite part # 65070. Neither of them are designed to be used on vehicles that have be altered from stock but I do have way for you to tell if they will work with the Pro Comp 6" lift kit you have. In order to do this you would need to take a look at the attachment points for each hitch which I have attached photos of for you. If the attachment points are free and clear...
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  • Can Skid Plate Be Accessed Once Draw Tite Hitch # 65041 is Installed on Tacoma
  • We've not had anyone come back and say they weren't able to get their skid plate off after installing the # 65041 and in the install instructions there's no mention of it either. Only thing is you'll have to take off the tow hooks you have that I can see in the picture you sent in.
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  • Does Draw Tite Front Hitch for 2003 Toyota Tacoma Require Fascia or Bumper Trimming
  • There is no fascia or bumper trimming needed to install the Draw Tite Front hitch part # 65041 that you referenced on your 2003 Toyota Tacoma. The hitch fits right under the front bumper of the vehicle.
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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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  • Can Draw Tite Front Hitch # 65063 Fit 2018 Ram 2500 without Tow Hooks
  • I attached a picture of how the Draw Tite front hitch part # 65063 installs and it uses the tow hooks to bolt through the mounting plate of the hitch to the truck frame. Since you have the area available where the tow hooks install I'd recommend getting a set of them from a RAM dealer so that you can then install this hitch.
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  • Recommended Front Trailer Hitch for 2015 Toyota Tacoma 4WD for Snow Plow
  • For your 2015 Toyota Tacoma 4WD, I recommend the SnowBear Personal Snowplow for 2" Hitches # SB324-080 for the easiest install. You are correct that the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch # 65070 will allow you to retain the skid shield and will work well for your truck and this plow. I also recommend the use of the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset for 2" Trailer Hitches # 63201.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for 2012 Ford F-350
  • Your VIN isn't required to give you a front mounted hitch fit. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65049 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and is an easy install. It is rated for 500 lbs vertical load and 9000 lbs line pull. It will work well for a winch, snow plow, cargo carrier, etc. It is also great for moving a trailer by driving forward versus backing it in. I've attached the installation details to assist.
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  • Recommended Front Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
  • For your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31604. This hitch requires no drilling, but does require you to either trim or remove the air dam under your front bumper. If you trim the air dam, a 2x2 inch piece will need to be removed. You will lose approximately an inch of ground clearance from where your air dam measured.
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  • 1998 Roadtrek Versatile 200 Front Hitch Recommendation
  • Since we know your Roatrek Versatile is built on a Chevy RV cutaway style chassis we know the front hitch part # C31016 is a confirmed fit.
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  • Does Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Sit Higher than Draw-Tite on a 2004 Dodge Ram 4x4
  • Yes, that is correct. The Curt front mount hitch # C31017 for your 2004 Dodge Ram (2500/3500 excluding 3500 Laramie) sits about 2-7/8 inches higher than the Draw-Tite model # 65046.
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  • Can the Loops on the Curt Front Mount Hitch Part # 31408 Be Used for Vehicle Recovery
  • The loops that are attached to the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31408 can be used for vehicle recovery according to my contact at Curt. However, if you will be pulling anything toward the 9,000 lb line pull capacity of the hitch then I recommend using a tow strap mount that attaches to the receiver tube opening like part # TR63046. I have attached a review video of the tow strap mount in use for you as well.
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  • Recommended Front Hitch, Snow Plow and Front-Axle Suspension Jounce Spring Kit for 1994 K2500 4x4
  • For your 1994 Chevy K2500 4x4 the front-mount hitch I recommend is the no-drill Curt model # 31042 which fits so long as you do NOT have a 34-inch frame width. This hitch offers a 500-lb vertical load rating, plenty for a snow plow like the 84-inch SnowSport # A40000HD or one of the other shown on the linked page. With a heavy front-end plow load on the truck's suspension you might want to consider a suspension helper spring kit to help offset that load and reduce front sag. If your...
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  • Why are Leaf Spring Brackets Needed for Front Mount Hitch on 2002 Ford Super Duty?
  • I'd be happy to. As you can see from the cutout I added from the instructions, the leaf spring brackets from the Curt # C31014 are necessary in order to install this front-mounted hitch on your 2002 Ford Super Duty if it has a blocker bar. You can also see from the linked installation video how the hitch installs. It is for trucks that have the blocker bar, which means you will have leaf springs on the front of your truck. If you do not have that on your Super Duty you can use the Draw-Tite...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2009 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Draw Tite trailer hitch part # 65070 is a fit for your 2009 Toyota Tacoma and has a 500 lb vertical load limit. You'd have 125 lbs left for the weight of a carrier once you subtract the weight of your KLX 250 that weighs 375 lbs. While that shouldn't be a problem you'll also have to consider that your radiator won't be getting as much air flow and your headlights and front blinkers might be obscured.
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  • Will a Front Mount Hitch Interfere with the Adaptive Cruise Control on a 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali
  • A front hitch itself, either # C31073 or # 65064 for the 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali, would not interfere with the adaptive cruise control on the vehicle. But when you have something in the hitch that item could interfere with the sensors for the cruise control.
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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 Hitch, Motorcycle Carrier and Front-End Suspension Support Kit for 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Transporting a dirt bike on a front-hitch-mounted motorcycle carrier is a good option when you also need to tow a trailer. The key is making sure the hitch and carrier both are rated appropriately for the load. Both front-mount hitches we have for your 2017 Tahoe, Draw-Tite # 65064 and Curt # C31073, share a 500-lb vertical load rating (same as tongue weight). This means that the combined weight of the bike and carrier must remain within this hitch capacity. You can see all hitch...
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  • Recommended Front Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2010 Chevrolet Suburban Z71
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65052 is not a confirmed fit for your 2010 Chevy Suburban Z71. The Z71 is excluded from their fit, so I recommend the Curt # C31012 instead. It will required drilling and some trimming of the front air dam. The 2 inch receiver opening is standard for all front mounted hitch applications. This will hang down about 2 inches from the bottom of your air dam to help you determine your ground clearance. I've attached a video of a similar...
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  • Installation of Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for 2012 Ram 3500
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65060 is a confirmed fit for 2010-2012 Ram 3500 models whether 2WD or 4WD. I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite and he suggested to have you measure the hitch at the bottom and top to ensure the width is correct. It should be 41-1/4 inches wide at both the top and bottom. If It got tweaked in transport, you can often bend it back without issue. There are no spacers needed for this installation.
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  • Could Curt Front Hitch of 2004 GMC Yukon XL Carry Motorcycle
  • 500 lbs of carrier and motorcycle is quite a bit of weight to hang off the front of a vehicle like your 2004 GMC Yukon XL. You'd have a couple things to think about. You are going to basically be blocking the air flow to the grille of the vehicle and your steering characteristics might change with that much weight out front. The Curt hitch # 31302 has a vertical weight capacity of 500 lbs so you'd be right at that capacity of the hitch. You'd need to verify with GMC that your front axle...
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch # 31026 Fit 1995 Ford F-150 with Sway Bar and Skid Plate
  • The hitch does fit with the sway bar on the front of your 1994 Ford F-150. The skid plate may have to be removed or possibly trimmed to install the Curt front mount hitch # 31026. The hitch has not specifically been tested on a model that has that skid plate. We've seen pictures of the skid plate before and to me it looks like it would have to come off, but check out the install instructions link I attached below to compare to what you have.
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  • Front Mount Hitch for a 2013 Nissan Titan
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65065 is a custom fit part so as long as you are installing it on a 2009 to 2015 Nissan Titan 4x4 it will fit. They do not provide dimensions on custom fit parts.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2009 Ford Expedition
  • For your 2009 Ford Expedition we have the Curt hitch part # C31068 as a confirmed fit. It has a 9,000 lb line pull rating and a 500 lb vertical load limit so it would work fine with a 6,000 lb trailer and a bike rack or cargo carrier. Install should only take around an hour so you'd have to compare that to the local shop rate for mechanics in your area.
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  • Front Hitch and Bike Rack for Front of 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • For a front hitch for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 3500 the Curt hitch part # C31023 is a confirmed fit and would work great for mounting a bike rack like the Swagman XC2 part # S64650 that you referenced. In this price range for a bike rack I like to recommend the Hollywood Racks # HR200 as it costs about the same and is much more stable on the road. If you check out the test course videos I attached you'll see how they both compare.
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  • Distance from Bolt Hole Center to Center Left to Right on Curt Front Hitch # 31198
  • The measurements of the Curt hitch # 31198 are 38-7/8 inches from side to side, 2 inches from front to back 1-7/8 inches from the mounting flange to the cross tube.
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  • Front Hitch Compatibility with MOVE Aftermarket Bumper on 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • Aftermarket manufacturers like the folks at Curt and Draw-Tite who make front-mount hitches for trucks like your 2004 Chevy 2500HD 6-liter long bed do not test their products with other aftermarket products. This is simply because it could take them years to do so and because most owners will have the stock OEM bumper. The best suggestion I can make is to review the installation instructions for the available front-mount hitches and compare their installation points to your truck. That...
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  • Does Skid Shield Need to be Removed to Install Front Hitch on 2011 Toyota Tacoma?
  • The lines for the transmission cooler will not get in the way when installing Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch # 65070 on your 2011 Toyota Tacoma. Additionally, this is a bolt-on installation so you will not need to do any type of drilling when installing the hitch. The skid shield only needs to be temporarily removed, you can reinstall it after after the hitch is installed. I've added a link to the installation directions of this hitch for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Is Fascia Trimming Required to Install Front Mount Hitch on a 2006 Jeep Commander
  • To install the Curt front mount hitch receiver, part # C31056 on a 2006 Jeep Commander there isn't any trimming of the fascia. However, you do need to remove the tow hooks if your Jeep has them. In order to remove the tow hooks the grill and front bumper cover must be removed during the install and then reattached afterwards and some holes will be drilled in the Jeep's frame to mount the hitch. If you don't have the front tow hooks this won't be necssary but instead you will need to...
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Trailer Hitch for 2018 Thor Freedom Elite on 2017 Ford E-350 Chassis
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65053 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford E-350 Chassis. The hitch has a trailer weight capacity of 5,000 lbs so you will have no issues with your trailer weight. I recommend using the same ball mount you use to pull the trailer to make it easy. A front mounted hitch does make maneuvering a trailer much easier, so this will be a good solution for you.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Hitch Part # 65016 Fit a 2000 GMC Savana Van with Leaf Springs in Front
  • I spoke to my contact at Draw-Tite and they stated that since the vehicle has been modified from stock they cannot guarantee the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65016 will work for you. This hitch is designed to fit models with coil spring in the front and since you have leaf springs in the front, the hitch may or may not work. In order to determine if it will work you will want to take a look at the attached photo and compare that to your vehicle to see if space...
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  • Front Hitch Recommmendation for 2018 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22R
  • For your 2018 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22R built on a 2018 Ford E-350 Van Chassis we have the Draw Tite front hitch part # 65053 as a confirmed fit that will work well.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2017 Ram Rebel 4x4
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65062 is the correct fit for your 2017 Ram Rebel 1500 4x4. I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite and confirmed the tow hooks on your Rebel will be able to be reinstalled. There are no additional installation details that you aren't aware of. It will be a straight forward installation. You may also be interested in the Draw-Tite QSP Trailer Hitch Silencer and Cover for 2" Hitch Receivers # 63080 and the Tow Ready...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for Carrying Bike Rack and Towing Camper with 2014 Ford Explorer
  • Probably your best solution would be to install a front hitch on your 2014 Ford Explorer like the Curt Hitch part # C31052 so that you can carry the bike rack in that and tow your trailer with the rear hitch and leave roof rack for the kayak or roof carrier.
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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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  • Will Using a Reducer Sleeve in Factory 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Reduce Towing Capacity of 2017 Ford F-250
  • Whether or not the capacity drops when using a reducer sleeve is something that the hitch manufacturer or Ford would have to tell you. I know that in some applications it does reduce the towing capacity and in others it does not. It probably would be easiest to go with a 2 inch hitch in the front, # 65076, and the 2-1/2 at the back like you said.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite # 65062 Front Mounted Hitch Be Compatible With a Bull Bar?
  • The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65062 is not able to be installed at the same time as you have your Bull Bar installed. Not only would the receiver tube interfere with the Bull Bar, but the mounting will be in the same location. Both will fit your vehicle, just not at the same time.
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  • How to Carry A Motorcycle on the Front of a 2010-2018 Dodge Ram 2500
  • As long as the motorcycle and carrier do not exceed the vertical load rating of the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31015 which is 500 lbs then you will be able use this hitch. Please keep in mind that you will also want to check in your owner's manual for the vehicle's vertical load rating as the lower of the two will be your limiting factor. You can get a feel for how this hitch installs using the video I have attached for you. For a lightweight motorcycle carrier,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Ram 3500
  • We have front hitches for your 2014 Ram 3500 like the Draw Tite # 65063 which is a confirmed fit, but we do not have any that use a dual hitch opening style. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch part # 31545 Fit 2010 Mercury Mountaineer
  • I checked with Curt just now and they do show the front hitch part # 31545 as a confirmed fit for your 2010 Mercury Mountaineer so yes, this hitch will fit and work well for you.
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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 Mounted Hitch That Fits a 2018 Ram 2500
  • For a front-mounted hitch that fits your 2018 Ram 2500 I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65063 which is a bolt-on install and has a 2" receiver. From there you may be interested in a load extender such as the Darby # DTA944-968-924. I've added a link to our page with each of our carriers for you to take a look at.
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  • Is Agri-Cover SnowSport Front Mount Hitch # A40162 a Class III Hitch
  • The Agri-Cover SnowSport Front Mount Hitch # A40162 is a 2 inch hitch like a Class III hitch but since it was designed specifically for use with a plow like the # A40000HD it does not have a weight rating for other applications.
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  • Bolt Hole Spacing of the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 31026
  • I went out to our warehouse and measured the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31026 for you. The distance between the bolt holes on center is about 37" left to right and 4-1/4" front to back. I have attached a photo with these measurements listed for you in addition to a photo of the hitch installed on a similar Ford F-150.
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  • Does Air Dam Have to Come Off to Install Front Hitch on 2018 Toyota Tacoma
  • I checked with Draw Tite and when installing their front hitch for your vehicle part # 65070 you have to leave the front air dam off. I apologize if that step wasn't made clear enough!
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  • Ground Clearance & Angle of Curt Front Mounted Hitch on 2010 Chevy Silverado Super Duty
  • For your 2010 Chevy Silverado Super Duty truck, the Curt Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31109 is a confirmed fit. The ground clearance will be dependent on your wheel size and your suspension. I reached out to my tech contact at Curt and confirmed this hitch will be right up against the bumper, so if you measure from the bottom of your bumper 2-3/4 inches, that will be your ground clearance with this hitch. The receiver will sit level as long as your truck frame is level....
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  • Can a Tow Bar be Bolted to a Front Hitch to Flat Tow a 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  • To flat tow your 2002 Jeep Wrangler you would need to have base plates installed. A front hitch is not rated for this application. If your Jeep has a double tube bumper or U-channel bumper and does NOT have front leaf spring suspension you can use Roadmaster base plates # RM-521424-4. If you have a different bumper and/or front suspension let me know. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Falcon All Terrain # RM-522. This is a non-binding tow bar meaning you won't have to be perfectly...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with Tow Hooks
  • For your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65028. This front mount hitch uses the same mounting bolt holes as the tow hooks like you wanted. The bolts used to hold the tow hooks to the vehicle's frame will be used to install this hitch. However, the access holes in the hitch will need to be enlarged from 1/2" to 9/16" to install. You will not need to drill/enlarge any holes in the vehicle's frame, just the hitch. I have...
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  • Curt Front Hitch Receiver for a 2015 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4
  • Curt front mount hitch # C31052 will fit your 2015 Ford Explorer. It fits 2011 to 2016 models excluding the EcoBoost models. I have included another picture from the instructions showing the hitch installed. It is possible that the front air dam and/or fascia will need to be trimmed for installation.
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  • How to Order Replacement Hardware for Draw-Tite Front Hitch # 65023
  • Yes, to order replacement hardware for the Draw Tite hitch part # 65023 all you need is the part # RHK. On the product page you'll need to select the part number you need of 65023 and then select the manufacturer Draw Tite from the drop down menu.
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  • Recommendation For Front Hitch For 2003 Honda Pilot
  • Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, Item # 33328, is a confirmed fit for your 2003 Honda Pilot. While not meant to be a towing device for your Honda, It should be fine when using in situations to "get unstuck" from the mud so long as you are careful. I also recommend using tow straps like the Erickson Recovery and Tow Straps, Item # EM59797, to safely pull your vehicle free. Contact me if you have any other questions.
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  • Front Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2006 GMC Yukon XL Denali 1500
  • Both the Curt hitch part # 31302 and Draw Tite hitch part # 65023 are confirmed fits for your 2006 GMC Yukon XL and would both be great options. I think I would give the edge to the Draw Tite though as it has tow loops built into the side mounting flanges of the hitch. Unless you preferred a hitch that didn't hang as low due to the lack of tow loops. Then the Curt would be the way to go.
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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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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch for 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali
  • For your 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali, I recommend the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31071. This is currently the only front mounted hitch we have for your vehicle as the Draw-Tite # 65078 will not fit Denali models.
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch # 31545 Have Open or Closed Back
  • Front hitches like the Curt hitch # 31545 have open backs so that they do not accumulate dirt and other debris in the hitch tube since they face the direction of travel.
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  • Will a Front Mount Hitch Work with a Bull Bar on a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31302 for your 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe uses the same attachment holes as a bull bar such as the Westin E-Series Bull Bar part # 31-5175 therefore will not work with one another. This is the case for most bull bars and front mount trailer hitches so you will need to pick between one or the other.
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  • Why No Availability of Front-Mount Hitch for 2017 Ford Explorer
  • When an aftermarket product such as a hitch fits the latest model year that determination usually gets made pretty quickly by the manufacturer of the product, or at least as soon as they can get their hands on one of the vehicles to test fit the product. After all, it is in their best interest. And you are indeed correct that the 2017 and 2016 model years of the Ford Explorer are part of the same generation of this popular vehicle, the 5th generation since the time it was first offered...
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  • Parts Needed to Install 9,000 lbs Winch on the Front of a 2008 Jeep Liberty
  • Aside from using the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31020 to mount a winch on your 2008 Jeep Liberty there are a few other things that you will need to use Once the front trailer hitch is installed you can then use the Bulldog Winch Receiver Mount Kit # BDW20155 to carry the Bulldog DC9.0 Integrated Off-Road Winch # BD500600 which is rated for 9,000 lbs and is compatible with the mounting bracket kit. This winch comes with a remote control so that you can monitor the your...
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  • Front Hitch and Front Axle Suspension Support for 2006 Ford Explorer
  • You are absolutely right! And I confirmed with my contact at Curt. Curt's front-mount 2-inch hitch # 31545 is a confirmed fit for 2007 through 2010 Ford Explorers. It is not a fit for the 2006 model year. For your 2006 Explorer (so long as it is not the Sport version) their front hitch model # 31540 is the correct fit. Thank you for catching this; we will update our Fit Guide accordingly. If you intend to use a heavy front-hitch-mount accessory like a snow plow such as # A40000HD...
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  • Highest Rated Front Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 3500
  • The highest rated front hitch we have for your 2017 Ram 3500 would be the Draw Tite part # 65063 which has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. We do not have anything rated higher than this hitch.
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  • Does Curt Front Mount Hitch Fit 2018 Ford F-150 4x4 With STX Trim Package
  • I contacted the manufacturer and the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, Item # C31070, will not fit your 2018 F-150 4x4 with STX trim package. However, I did confirm with Draw-Tite that their front mount hitch, Item # 65067, should work with your F-150 and it's STX trim package. I have attached information about the Draw-Tite hitch for you to check out.
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  • Will Shroud Removal Needed to Install Front Hitch on 2018 Honda Ridge Line Void Vehicle Warranty
  • When installing an aftermarket product to your 2018 Honda Ridgeline, such as the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65073, you are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and part in question actually causes a problem, the vehicle warranty cannot be voided. Removing the underbody panel on your Honda Ridgeline, along with the required fascia trimming needed to install the hitch will not affect the integrity of the vehicle....
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2002 Jeep Wrangler with Double Tube Bumper
  • To add a front mount trailer hitch to your 2002 Jeep TJ with a tube style front bumper you will need to use Curt front mount hitch # C31028. It attaches to the frame of the Jeep and will sit underneath your front bumper.
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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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  • 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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  • Recommendations for Carrying Kayaks and Bikes while Pulling Travel Trailer with 2002 GMC Sierra 1500
  • I have a way to help you carry all of your equipment at the same time or individually on your 2002 GMC Sierra 1500. First, I recommend the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 7,500 lbs # D210. This will work as long as your travel trailer is less than that 7500 lb capacity. This will allow you to carry a bike rack and tow a trailer, or it will allow you to tow a trailer and use a load extender for your kayaks. I recommend the Darby Extend-A-Truck...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2000 29Z RV Built on Ford E-350 Chassis
  • Your 2000 29z Tioga is built on a 1999 Ford F-350 cutaway chassis which means that you'd need the # 65001 for a front hitch. I attached an install video for this for you to check out on a similar RV as well.
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  • Will a Front Mount Hitch and Snow Plow Fit a 2007 Jeep Wrangler with Super Drive Bumper
  • Trailer hitch and snow plow manufacturers do not test their products on vehicles that have been modified with aftermarket parts. Therefore, I would not be able to confirm fitment of a front mount trailer hitch or snow plow on your 2007 Jeep Wrangler. Your best option in order to attach a snow plow to the vehicle would involve putting the stock Jeep bumper back on. There is a very small likelihood that the snow plow would clear the front bumper assuming that the hitch fits. If you install...
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  • Will Curt Front Hitch 31313 fit 2008 Toyota Tacoma?
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 31313 is a confirmed fit for all models of the 2008 Toyota Tacoma. I checked with Curt to make sure and the hitch will fit on base models. Two wheel drive models of the Tacoma may require some drilling and all 2007 and newer models will require the front skid plate being removed, though that will be the only difference in terms of installation. I've attached the installation instructions for you to take a look at as well.
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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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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2000 Dodge Ram 1500
  • We don't have any concealed front hitches available for your 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. Probably the best option would be the Curt hitch part # 31604 which I attached an install picture for that shows where it will be once installed.
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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 Flat Towing System for 2004 Ford F-150
  • To tow a vehicle, you cannot simply connect a rear bumper to a front bumper. That would not allow for the movement needed to safely tow the vehicle. So the front mounted hitch # 65043 while a confirmed fit for your 2004 F-150, is not what you need for this application. What you will need is a towbar and baseplates for the actual connection. I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 495-1A and then the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch -...
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