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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. 1-800-496-5010 to order Draw-Tite front receiver hitch part number 65053 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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

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

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


Features:

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


Specs:

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


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

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



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


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



etrailer.com Technical Support

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




65053 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Item # 65053

Installation Details 65053 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65053

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (194 Customer Reviews)

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

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The #65053 front trailer hitch fitted perfectly to our 2019 Ford E450 Jayco 31F RV.
Thank you for a precision product with the necessary hardware and draw wire to make the installation straight forward.
Removing the front grill completely, made it easier to measure and cut out the square hole than is shown in the instruction video.
A 2 3/4 inch square opening fits easily behind the flange of the hitch when remounting the grill.
Remove retaining screws and plastic retainers to dismantle the front grill. The plastic retainers are removed by lightly knocking out the square centre pins with a suitable punch.
See photos.
The instruction video shows the removal of one lug on the number plate mounting to relocate it.
This is not necessary. Simply separate the grill from the chrome bumper with a screw driver at that point and push the mounting with attached lug between the two.


Comments
The hitch has been very useful on several occasions. Always consider air flow through the grill and obstruction of headlights. When driving, be aware of extra distance in front.
Bill A - 04/06/2022


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Super fast delivery! Ordered on Tuesday mid morning, received Friday afternoon, Missouri to Texas on my porch, amazing! Watching the install videos super helpful. It took me a little over 3 hours to install stopping a few times to play with the dog, let spray paint dry on the drilled holes and have a cup of coffee. Being alone, I had to get creative holding up one end with stands and blocks to bolt up the hitch. The ‘fishing’ wires that came in the install package worked great! I installed this front hitch on a 2021 E-350 Ford Class C motor home in my driveway laying on a piece of cardboard. I am 69, not the best or worse mechanic.




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The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver was easy to install, the installation video was very helpful. Works great for carrying our ebikes on the Kuat bike carrier, and leaves our van doors in the rear more accessible. Bombproof mount. Also great customer service as always from etrailer.


Comments
Still works great, after a year and 10,000 miles of travel in our motorhome van.
Greg - 01/28/2022


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2018 Ford E-Series Cutaway

This is a quality product. I installed it by myself in less than 3 hours. A floor jack with a little creative support jig made the install quite easy. A little extra trimming of the facia and splash guard beforehand made reinstallation easy. I'm very happy!




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Great product and simple to install thanks to the etrailer video. Added this to our C Class motorhome for our bike rack and works perfect. Just needed to relocate the license plate.




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I say take the bumper off. You are 4 nuts away and it makes life easier when cutting out the facia for the hitch to come through and two drill the two holes. I recommend using a 1/2" step drill for this. The directions should also state that the elongated hole is used. That was unclear to me until I put the hitch up on the E450. I also relocated the license plate to the driver side. I didn't want to buy a relocation product. I cut holes in the facia just like the original spot. I worked great. I used an Oscillating Multi-Tool. It worked great on the plastic.




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Installation instructions were clear and easy to follow and the videos leave no doubt if you're doing it right. The new front hitch looks as if it were factory installed. Very happy with the results.




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Very easy to install with no help. But beware - the video shows cutting the bumper facia all the way thru, don't do it, only a small portion needs cut out above the line, if done properly it's not noticeable when it's all done (unlike the video). Be sure to read the directions.
Also directions say NOT to remove the bumper, not sure why. Once I installed the hitch the bumper went back in with no problem.
My splash guard needed a bit more trimming than the directions called for, not sure if it's due to the year model (mine is a 2014), once I did the initial cut and put it back in place I could easily see where more cutting was needed.
I did the whole project - alone - in just a few hours.
I would definitely recommend this hitch. Draw-tite hitches are well made and - in my experience - always easy to install, not to mention etrailer's great price.


Comments
According to Draw-Tite, the amount of bumper fascia that needs to be trimmed can vary by model year as some use a longer fascia.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 03/13/2019


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2019 Saturn Outlook

I installed this under the front of my 2019 Winnebago Outlook RV on a Ford E350 chassis several months ago. Had to drop the bumper to get good access to the holes. Cut up the lower shield a bit to get it back on. I'm using it to hold a CURT 31006 24-Inch High Trailer Hitch Spare Tire Mount for 2-inch Receiver. And that holds my new spare tire. I hate driving any vehicle without a spare. The RV didn't come with one, but it has one now. Added a nice cover and locked it down for security. I was delighted to find out that it barely peaks above the hood and doesn't effect visibility while driving. No noise either. Overall I am happy with this item and how it worked out. In a pinch I could also use this receiver for spotting trailers.




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2018 E350 24f Thor Chateau Class C - This installed very easily even by myself. The directs/video are very straight forward. The grill area can be cut much smaller than directions indicate. I actually angled hitch through modified hole and looks totally factory. Same with the template to modify the plastic air tray, it was a bit off. I started by trimming in smaller bites then mocking up tray to see where it needed further trimming. License plate I maintained both push in tabs. I utilized the one factory slit and with my multi tool created another slip at other end and snapped right into place. over all took about 90mins. but looks totally factory

good luck




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2010 Ford Van

The hitch was delivered in a strong cardboard box with handy holes for carrying. Easy install. Works great for my scooter rack. The hardest part of the was trimming the plastic shield. Bumper was easy to remove which gives you more room for the install.


Comments
The hitch has worked out great! I used it again just last week with a cargo carrier. Great addition to my motorhome.
Jeff P - 04/19/2019


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Ford

I installed this trailer hitch receiver on the front of my Ford E-450 motorhome, so I could carry a spare tire. I followed the video installation instructions, and found the installation quite simple. Since I did the installation by myself, I did not remove the bumper as others have done, and used the method shown in the installation video. To hold the receiver up into position, I propped it up on plastic milk crates and 2x4's. I quite easily cut the plastic trim with a sharp utility knife. Do not be intimidated, you CAN install this yourself!




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Great addition to our class C motorhome. Also purchased a spare tire mounting bracket for use with the hitch receiver. This allows the spare tire to be carried on the front of the motorhome since we didn't have a spare tire rack anywhere. Carrying the spare tire on the front of the motorhome does not present any vision problems or any cooling issues with the engine.




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Subaru Forester

2018 Ford e450 Super Duty, Forest River Forester Class C

- Read all the reviews for Hints to install
1) TOP HINT TAKEN FROM OTHER REVIEWS: I spray painted the back side of the bumper bracket to show me exactly where it was supposed to go once I reinstalled it. Spray painted around Nuts and extra holes on backside of bracket, made locating the reinstallation of bumper much easier.
2) Like most folks, determined that the fairing was not going to be able to be put in the exact same position and ended up using tie straps on the back end to hold in place.
3) Took less than an hour to remove bumper & fairing , install receiver, and reinstall bumper; took another hour to reinstall fairing.
4) The measurements on cutting out hole in plastic bumper were spot on.
5) Had to take out some plastic rivets and small bolts around license plate to take it off, as it was right where I needed to cut out for receiver to pass through. Once I took it off, slid it to the right and reintalled, so I can put on the front license plate.




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Great product, easy installation, great price and customer service from etrailer. A couple of installation notes: rather than totally removing the front bumper like many have mentioned in their comments I followed the mfg’s instructions and used the included “fishing” wire springs to get the bolts and spacers into the frame rails. They worked very well in my opinion. Also, I sprayed the washers, nuts, and bumper mounting flange with white paint before I loosenef the 4 nuts. This was to give me witness marks so I could get the bumper alignment back to its original position. Don’t be surprised if your bumper is not centered perfectly, check before you start. Mine was off by about 1/4”. It’s not a big deal, but it can make the 3”x3” hole you cut in the plastic facia not match perfectly. You may have to trim a bit bigger to get the front of the receiver to pass thru. Like others. I couldn’t get the small screws back into the rear of the trimmed plastic air deflector, so I used zip ties for the 2 rear screws. Lastly, I was able to reuse the plastic front license plate mounting frame by cutting off the drivers side top tab. I then installed it back on the plastic facia by snapping the passenger side plastic tab into the original drivers side small facia slot. This offsets the front plate to the right side by enough to clear the new front receiver, and yet leaves the plate visible. Total install time was about 2.5 hrs.




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2017 Ford E-Series Cutaway

I got the hitch three days after ordering.Installed front hitch on a 2017 Winnebago C class ,which is a ford 450 super duty e series frame. Drilled out front holes on frame and hitch bolted up with no problems.I did take front bumper off which made it easier.




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2013 Ford Van

Prompt delivery, great condition, good videos made an easy install on 2014 Jayco Greyhawk on Ford E-450 chassis. Have always had good experiences with etrailer.




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Works good! We use it for a bike rack on our motor home.




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etrailer sent everything I needed to install this hitch myself. The instructional videos were very helpful, and the installation went just as expected. The Drawtite product is excellent, and will serve me well. Fast shipping too!




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Went on easily, made carrying a spare tire for a ford e350 possible so I could use the rear hitch for my boat.
Traded it in for a 22 e450, will probably buy a front hitch for the new one as well.




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2015 Jayco Melbourne

This went on nicely. It was about a 2.5 hour job following the 5 or so easy instructions that came with it to mount it on the front of my 2015 Jayco Melbourne 4x4 RV which has an Econoline E-450 van front. The nice tip I picked up on this forum was to take the bumper completely off, which made things a lot easier. It was simple to do and the bumper is pretty light.

I cut the fairing underneath as shown, although this was kind of tight getting back in. The other cutout on the bumper was pretty minor and I followed instructions on the measurements and used a sharp utility knife. You should see that on the final closeup of the bumper. Overall really happy with this design and the quick service from etrailer.




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Hitch was delivered in three days. Installation was easy but took me a lot longer then the estimated install time. I had to remove the fascia under the bumper in order to move the license plate holder. I will be using the hitch to carry my wife's mobility scooter on the fron of the motorhome, also adds a little weight to the underloaded front axle on the motorhome.




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I love the hitch! Living in Minnesota with all our lakes it works great for launching my boat. It was really easy to install I did it by my self.


Comments
Product works great it was easy to install and it looks good on the unit. There’s really no more than I can say about it it’s a good product!
Steve - 01/06/2021


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The hitch installed without incident. The only glitch was the trimming patter was a little off and required additional cutting. This resulted in a couple of areas the didn't need to be cut. I suggest you test fit the shield without trimming first it won't fit) and get an idea of what exactly need to be trimmed. The instructional video was spot on and the instruction very clear. The hitch will work flawlessly and provide the connection point I was counting on. We will be moving our bike rack form the back to the front to secure the bikes while camping.

etrailer's customer service and follow through is top notch. Delivery was speedy. I was notified by the package's progress and it actually arrived sooner than initially expected. Well done. You have a happy customer.




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Mounted this on the front of our B class RV (Ford E350 chassis) last year. Wanted to put our bikes on the front to avoid extra weight on the rear. Installation was pretty easy per the instructional video. I had to modify the plastic belly pan under the front bumper a little more than shown in the instructions, and use longer screws to re-attach it, but not a big deal. I just re-checked the bolt torque after a year and it was fine.

We have a Kuat platform bike rack and it fits well and we are pretty happy on how it works for us.



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