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

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

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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-800-940-8924 to order Draw-Tite front receiver hitch part number 65022 or order online at Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Draw-Tite Front Receiver Hitch - 65022

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • Draw-Tite
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

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


  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 500 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65022

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (186 Customer Reviews)

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

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Added to use with a front winch. The install was not too difficult and the included instructions were spot-on. On my F250, the front tow hooks add to the strength of holding the hitch to the frame. On the F250 you do lose the OEM fog light location, but I used the wiring to add/relocate after-market fog lights. The set up has already proven helpful, pulling me out of a snow back while plowing. Just what I needed for some summer off road camping as well.



This is just what I needed for off-road driving. I use it with a removable winch and it also help me pull someone out of a snowbank this past winter.

2004 Ford Excursion

I have not installed the hitches on my truck but they look to be well made and will replace the OEM hitch just fine assuming it fits.

I did lower the rating because of the shipping. BOTH hitches came by LTL UPS Freight and BOTH hitches were delivered out of their boxes. The had ripped through the side or end of cardboard box. UPS carried the hitches up to the garage and then placed the boxes over them. I am hopefully that all the hardware and instructions were delivered.

After I get them installed in a couple weeks we'll see how the rest of the story goes.

2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

I chose this product because it was among the more inexpensive front hitches I could find. I plan to build a t-bar for it and use it in conjunction with a homemade headache rack to carry 16 foot garage doors. Like other reviews and vids I have found, the bolt up is hard. I reversed the bolts and use the new ones on the outside, as well as removing my grill. My truck is a 2003 - so not much room like the 2008 and newer trucks.

Jerry W.


product works fine no issues


Awesome front hitch. Looks pretty solid. Can’t wait till I have to winch my truck out with it

2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great product! Fit perfectly on my 2005 F350. Instructions were easy to follow and it's possible to do it singlehandedly. Thanks trailer!

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

1. Not sure why the box needs to be so big for this hitch? This hitch is long and narrow, but the box looks like it’s for a 55-inch TV! What a waste. There is so much room in the box, the hitch was not secured, broke loose and penetrated the box. The hitch had some minor damage. Not worth to return it.
2. I read reviews from other web sites that this hitch and or the truck may need to be modified to get the hitch to fit. This is true for me. I had to cut and file notches on the driver’s side frame bumper plate to get the new hitch bolts to line up.
3. Overall, if it wasn’t for the modification, it would have been an easy install.


Item shipped in timely manner and in great shape. Directions were straight for word and understandable. Two bolts were hard to access behind bumper. Viedo was a great help and very useful in install of hitch. Service was great and price was right. Was very pleased with my purchase and installation. Will be used for portable winch on front of truck.

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

Perfect fit, don't even notice it is there. You do have to relocate your front plate if required to have one in your state. I use mine to transport (or just play music from the front) cargo carrier mounted speakers and sub. I also have a hitch mounted Superwinch and the front hitch allows me to recover from the front and rear of the truck.


awesome fit ! Installed with ease ! will come in handy when launching boat with camper on. Highly recomend this place for all your towing needs amonst other items . Thanks Guys job well done !!!

2000 Ford Excursion

Top quality and solid. Unfortunately, I did have to remove my stock fog lights, which is a real bummer, but I really needed a hitch up front to carry bicycles. READ the directions on this one the order is important.


Just what I needed. I have a 5th wheel with no good way to put a hitch on. I bought the front receiver to haul my bicycles in front of the truck. Works very well, Was a little bit of work getting in on the truck but fit well. With a receiver on front and rear of my truck I can use a winch on either end if needed. I would recommend for anyone with some basic skills. Some drilling required and maybe 2 sets of hands. Have used it many times and am very happy with it.

2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Having read reviews about the packaging not being good ,I was really surprise just how well it was packed in a heavy duty cardboard box and I mean heavy duty! very pleased with that quality of the hitch cannot fault it ,where I had the biggest problem was drilling the 5/8 holes took a bit of time ,and of course the time spent trying to get the bolts lined up once the bumper was in stalled very tricky indeed ,where I think I had a strke of genius was to use alien tape to hole the plates behind the bumper but you really have to clean the area to stick too ,apart from that ,very pleased with the unit and the way it looks,its really well made


Installed on a 2001 Ford F-250. Relatively easy installation. It took about 8 hours to complete. The only ‘mistake’ I made was tightening down the receiver before reinstalling the tow rings. The lower edge of the receiver hitch will prevent access to the forward bolts of the tow rings. I was able to loosen the hitch enough to tighten the rings down. The hitch fits perfectly, and no new holes were needed. My only complaint is packaging of the hardware—some of it was loose in the box and I managed to lose a washer. Other than that, I’m am very happy!


Good products. Hitch hides well when not in use. When I have my camper on back I can take my dirt bike on the front. Installation as shown on the videos. etrailer was easy to use and fast shipping. I will use them again and recommend them to anyone.


Perfect fit and look on my 2000 Ford F350 4x4 Crew Cab. Great price, fast shipping and excellent customer service. Not noticeable from the front unless you put in a receiver plug like my NRA plug. Just make sure you watch the install video on YouTube and you have the proper tools... LOL.


Only thing I could say negatively is that I have to remove my front license plate to use the receiver. Not sure how to remedy that as in California, front license plates are mandatory.
Installation took some modification but with the help of another person, it went well.


Great quality. A little time consuming to install but worth it.

2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great price, and a great product.
plan on using it to carry a bike rack.

If you have a Powerstroke, save yourself a couple of hours of work and remove the front cross member, or recruit somebody with really thin forearms and hands to help get the two inside bolts tight.

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Overall item seems built well, but packaging was destroyed and unit came dented and scratched. UPS driver said parts were falling out of box.. poor packaging caused a scratched and dented delivered product.

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Jenny N.


Oh no! I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.

2006 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Delivered on time and all parts were accounted for even though the boxes were destroyed from shipping.
This unit, along with the item MX600 installed very easily and quick. I'm just bummed I have to refit or replace my OEM fog lights.

Overall I will get many miles of use from this hauling my Honda 230, now I can keep my T/T hooked up and still access the bike.



It is big and hard and the chicks dig it. Thanks trainer

2004 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

The product was great and the service and delivery are excellent. The only slight problem was in the video where they made the process of attaching the receiver sound easier than it was. My brother helped me and we have all the tools needed and are good at that kinda of stuff. But some of the procedures were difficult.


Not super straightforward installation and I haven’t used it yet for the intended purpose but I think I is a very beefy and well placed accessory. I think I love it!


First time I used it, my F-250 was knee-high mud, the Draw Tite held together and with the winch pulled me out, so I need another one for my F-150. 110% Satisfied, highly recommend it.

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Shipping was extremely fast and the product is very well made.

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  • Towing a Trailer and Carrying a Dirt Bike at the Same Time on a 2002 Ford Excursion
    I actually have a better solution for you. Take a look at multipurpose ball mount # D210. With this ball mount the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch will not be reduced by 50 percent like it would using MT70070. The D210 is rated for 7,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 750 pounds tongue weight total. So the combined tongue weight of the loaded trailer, hitch mount motorcycle carrier, and dirt bike on it cannot exceed 750 pounds. If the dry weight of the trailer is 700 to 900...
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  • Front Mount Hitch and Installation for a 2004 Ford F-350
    The front mount hitch you selected is for the 1992 - 1997 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty. For the 2004 F-350, you will need part number 65022. This will require the removal of the fog lights and the license plate mount. This hitch uses the 2 existing holes for the tow hooks and you will have to drill 2 holes in the bumper frame. Tow hooks will be reinstalled with the hitch. Your lower air dam should not be affected by the hitch. Use caution when tightening the handle nuts provided with...
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  • Will Factory Fog Lights Stay in 2001 Ford Super Duty When Installing Draw Tite Front Hitch 65022
    Factory fog lights need to be removed permanently or relocated when installing the Draw Tite hitch part # 65022 in a 2001 Ford F-350. In the install video I attached for this hitch on a similar 2003 Ford truck this is addressed as well.
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  • What Vehicles Does Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch, # 65022, Fit
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch, # 65022, has been confirmed to fit the following vehicles 2000 - 2005 Ford Excursion 1999 - 2007 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 1999 - 2007 Ford F-350, 450, and 550 Cab and Chassis I am attaching a video of the hitch being installed on a 2003 Ford F250 to give you an idea of the process.
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  • Front Mounted Receiver Hitch for 2001 Ford Excursion
    We do indeed have a front mounted receiver that's a fit for the 2001 Excursion, part # 65022. The hitch would install directly to the front of the frame members behind the bumper. Installation involves removing the bumper, and sandwiching the hitch in between the frame members and the bumper as shown in the instructions I've linked. If your Expedition is equipped with the OEM foglights, they'll need to be relocated or removed for the receiver to fit. The Curt # C31014 front mounted receiver...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Options for a 2005 Ford Excursion
    We currently offer two front mount receiver options for a 2005 Ford Excursion; # 31114 and # 65022. Please note that with either, if the vehicle has the optional OEM fog lights they must be removed or relocated for receiver installation. I have linked instructions for both receivers for you. As far as where to buy one of these receivers the best place would be right here at etrailer! Current pricing is available on the product pages for each item.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 F-250 or F-350 to Use a Motorcycle Carrier
    For your 2005 Ford F-250 or F-350 Crew Cab the only front mounted hitch that we offer is the Draw-Tite # 65022, please note that this front mount hitch receiver has a maximum weight limit of 500 pounds of vertical load. I have included the installation instructions for this hitch. Please note that your front fog lights will need to be removed for the hitch installation, and can not be re-installed and used while the front mount hitch is in place. The tow hooks will also be removed for...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch For A 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    When installing a front mount hitch on your 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2 inch # 65022 is confirmed to fit your vehicle. They have updated the product and we are having no issues with the hitch being installed on the vehicle. The Hitch has a 500 pound Vert Load and has a 9,000 pound Line Pull. The hitch has an easy, bolt-on installation that requires no welding, and has a black powder coat finish that covers the e-coat base...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation that Fits 2005 Ford E-450 Motorhome Chassis
    We have a front hitch solution for your 2005 Monaco Motorhome built on an E-450 chassis with the part # 65001 but the front hitch that you referenced does not fit the E-450 cab and chassis models.
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  • What Front Mount Hitch Will Fit 2005 Ford Excursion to Carry Agri-Cover SnowSport HD Snow Plow
    For a front mount hitch for your 2005 Ford Excursion I recommend the Draw-Tite # 65022. Installation of the hitch requires the drilling of two holes that are 5/8-inch, however there is no welding required. This hitch bolts to the rear of your front bumper so for the installation you need to remove your tow hooks and fog lamps, and finally, you will need a torque wrench to secure the included hardware. The installation instructions are attached. I have attached a brief video showing...
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  • Will Front Mount Draw-Tite Hitch Part # 65022 Fit a 1999 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty
    The cab and chassis models leave the factory with with the normal style cab, but no bed. The cab and chassis models are frequently fitted with aftermarket beds. If your bed is the standard style of truck, it is not a cab and chassis. If this is the case, the Draw-Tite Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 65022 would be a fit for your 1999 Ford F-250.
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  • Does Blocker Beam of 2006 Ford F-350 Dictate Which Front Hitch Fits
    This is correct. If you have the Blocker Beam on your 2006 Ford F-350 you will need to use the Draw Tite hitch # 65022 or if not you'd need the # 31114. The blocker beam is a small sub-bumper behind air dam.
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  • Will Front Mount Hitch Affect Transmission Temperatures on 2000 Ford F-250 or F-350
    I went through all of the reviews we have for Front Mount Hitch # 65022 and did not find a single comment relating to issues with the transmission temperature rising or anything to do with the transmission at all. If this was any type of issue I am confident that this is something that would have been noted by now.
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  • How to Tow Small Boat When Hauling Fifth Wheel with 2003 Ford F550
    If you have the F550 cab and chassis model, your best bet would be to go with a front mounted hitch like # 65022 then, depending on the size of the boat, you might be able to use a goal post rack like # EM07600-07601. This rack has a weight capacity of 400 lbs, but you will want to check your owners manual to find the weight capacity of your roof. The bars will support boats up to 52" wide. Finally you will want Rightline GearKayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # RL100K10. The foam blocks provide...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2001 Ford F-350 Without Having To Remove Front Bumper
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31014 is the only front receiver that we currently offer for your 2001 Ford F-350 that does not require you to remove the front bumper. For it to mount your F-350 must have the blocker beam on the front. I have included a pic showing what the blocker beam looks like. If you do not have the blocker beam on your F-350 you will need to use the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65022. This receiver will require you to temporarily...
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  • Length of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 65022
    According to the manufacturer, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65022 measures 51-1/2 inches wide, from end to end (which is what I assume you were referring to by length). It is 7-1/4 inches deep and just over 16 inches tall. I have added a link to the instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Do Fog Lights have to be Permanently Removed to Install Front Hitch on a 2003 Ford Excursion
    The factory fog lights on the 2003 Ford Excursion cannot be reinstalled after installing the Draw-Tite front mount trailer hitch # 65022. You could always add aftermarket fog lights using kit # QH-84CF and mount them in a different location.
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  • Is Vertical Load the Same As Tongue Weight for the Front Hitch On a 2001 Ford F-250
    Correct, if using a front mount hitch like the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65022 which is a fit for a 2001 Ford F-250 the vertical load will be the same as tongue weight. The front hitches are all rated for 500 lbs.
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    You can definitely use the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 on the front of your 2006 Ford F-250 but it is not able to be used behind the rear of a trailer. The amount of up-and-down force generated at the rear of a trailer is significantly more than that of a passenger vehicle and a bike rack needs to be designed with this amount of force in mind; this is why bike racks need to be rated for use behind the rear of a fifth wheel or camper, which the EasyFold XT...
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  • Front Trailer Hitch Receiver For a 2004 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 24F Motorhome
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    If you're referring to the # 65009 we do not have installation instructions for an F-350 since this is designed to fit the old Jeep Cherokee, Comanche, and Wagoneer. If you would like to add a front hitch to your 2000 Ford F-350 you need the # 65022. I have attached an installation video along with the written instructions below for your reference.
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  • How Do Front Hitches of 2004 Ford F-250 Install
    For your 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty there are only front hitches available that attach behind the tow hooks like the Draw Tite # 65022. We do not have any that attach to bottom of frame.
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  • Options For Mounting License Plate To Front Mount Hitch On 2000 Ford Excursion
    Sorry to hear you got a ticket for the removed license plate on your 2000 Ford Excursion, but we may have an option that will work for you. To solve this problem, we offer is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Holder, part # C31002. The license plate is mounted to the holder and then installed in the front receiver opening. If you need a pin and clip to secure the holder to the hitch I recommend part # PC3. This includes the pin and clip. for a locking hitch pin I recommend...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Receiver and Winch Mount for a 2006 Ford F-350 4x4
    Curt front receiver # 31322 is designed for certain GM trucks so for your 2006 Ford F-350 4x4 it will not fit but you can use # 65022. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. We have several hitch mounted winch plates such as # BDW20011 or # C31010 that may work for you depending on the mounting hole pattern for your winch. I have included a link to the options but please note not all of them are hitch mount options.
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