1. Front Receiver Hitch
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  5. 500 lbs Vert Load
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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. Call 800-298-8924 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 - 65053

  • Draw-Tite
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • 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

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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   (106 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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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. 55912



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I love the hitch...It arrived 1 day early. I am very pleased with the people at etrailer. Robert is helping me with a small problem with the hitch-pin being missing in the parts bag, but I'm sure etrailer will take good care of me. I'm not very good at backing my tow behind trailer in tight spots, so this will help me sooooo much. :) We are in the middle of a Nor Easter so I have to wait to install it, but it looks pretty simple, and Robert told me to call if I had any problems... 482198


Comments
This front tow hitch is the best for backing in tight places. I just drive forward and put the trailer where I want. It’s hard to back a small trailer behind my RV, as I can’t see it behind the RV. This hitch and help for choosing the right one for my RV, from etrailer has been the best experience. Thank you etrailer. I would send a picture of how it looks but I don’t know how to upload one here.
Paul - 03/07/2019

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2001 Volvo V70

Product came on date promised and was easy to install. It did require some cutting of the plastic cover. Installation was completed within a couple of hours in the dark because UPS delivered the product in the evening. Now we can but the RV spare in the front and tow car. Thank you etrailer! 559071



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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. 467173



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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. 498046


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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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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe

Arrived very quickly and was extremely well packaged. Did not move at all in the carton. I used it to support a large fishing rod rack to the front of my truck. The guys were very helpful in providing information about weight, spacing between the horizontal supports, etc. Definitely a great company to do business with. The photo shows my rod rack upside down with the hitch bolted to the bottom. 516477



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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! 642837



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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. 387227



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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. 212070



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Great service very helpful 855915



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Ford F-450 Super Duty

Easy install to the front of my F450 camper! Loving it. No regrets! 855314



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2012 Ford Van

Really straight-forward install. The instructions tell you not to take the bumper off all the way for the e350, but I found it much easier just to take the bumper completely off. It's just much easier to get the bolts/washers in place. 855017



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Just what I needed, quick and the price was good..........Thanks! 853783



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The hitch went on the front of our class C motorhome and is used to mount a bike rack. It was installed by etrailer. It functions as intended and we are pretty happy with the setup. Thanks etrailer! 845440



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Ford

Using as front mount for bike rack for fat tire ebike. Praise for the install videos on etrailer. Would have been confusing without them. Installation on 2014 Ford E250 took just a few hours. 834801



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Although this hitch is rated for much more load, I use this for my bikes when camping. Good quality easy install. Very happy with hitch.. 825508



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Easy to install on the front of my 19ft, Majestic RV (Ford E350 chassis). I did it myself using a floor jack to lift and hold the hitch in place while I bolted it up. If you had two people you could do it without a floor jack. The hitch seems solid, I put a motorcycle carrier in the hitch to haul a 300lb motorcycle. 816360



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Excellent hitch. It was exactly what we expected. Prompt shipping and excellent customer service. We will definitely order with confidence from etrailer again. 806823



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We were amazed how quickly our order arrived. It was exactly what we needed. We installed the hitch on our RV. Very happy with our purchase. And would recommend etrailer.com. Thank you! 803083



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I bought two front receiver hitches for the fronts of my two E350 Ford vans. They are absolutely awesome. I use them often moving several trailers that I own around the place. One big cargo trailer, a big travel trailer and several flatbed trailers. Any time I am working on my land you will see me pushing trailers around. Only time a trailer gets connected to the rear of one of the vans is if I am heading out on the road. God products you guys sell thanks. Bo 787523



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Very happy with this hitch and the prompt delivery of it. The written directions to install weren't as easy to understand as I would have hoped as it depended on diagrams without proper explanation. However etrailer sent me a video of the installation in my confirmation e-mail. The video showed the installation in simple detail. I was able to install this on my class C motorhome by myself, in my driveway in about 2 hours. Only heads up is that the belly pan cutting instructions may not be applicable for your vehicle. Had to redesign mine by cutting out a pattern on a piece of poster board. This hitch is going to be used to hold an extra bike carrier and to hook up to boat trailer at campgrounds, helping to park the trailer easier in tight fitting campsites. Would definitely recommend product and especially etrailer and their polite, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Stacey A helped me and couldn't have been nicer. 786435



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The hitch was a piece of cake to install. Alone I installed the hitch in 1 1/2 hrs. Simple following the instructions. 786104



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I've been looking for a specific part for the front of my motorhome. Roger was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to find what I was looking for. He was very helpful and made the whole ordering process easy. Thanks! 785101



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2012 Ford Van

This is the 2nd front hitch I've installed on an Econoline. One big tip for easier install: spend the extra 5 minutes and take the front bumper completely off. You can place the bolts without using the fish wire. Enlarge 2 existing holes and bolt it up. Either way, it's an easy install. 782235



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Lightning fast delivery. good-looking p roduct. 774226


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