Curt 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 corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt front hitch part number C31018 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Front Hitch - C31018

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

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this 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
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


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


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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.



31018 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver



C31018 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C31018 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 4 Wheel Drive

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4 Wheel Drive

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4 Wheel Drive




Video of Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford F-250 - Curt

Today on our 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty, we're going to review and install the CURT front mounted trailer hitch part number C31018. Now with our hitch installed, here's what it'll look like. As you can see the majority of our hitch is covered behind the front air dam. The only thing we really have exposed is the side bracket. This is a full steel and welded construction. It's got a nice black powder coated finish and when installing your pin and clip, you just need to reach behind the air dam to access the pre-drilled 5/8" inch pinholes.

This is our 2" inch by 2" inch receiver tube class 3 hitch capable of up to 500 pounds max ton weight and a 5,000 pound tow capacity. The max line pull for our hitch is up to 9,000 pounds, which will be applicable when using a winch or winch-like product. Next, let's go ahead and give you a couple measurements. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately 7-1/4" inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening down to the ground is approximately 15-1/2" inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, cargo carrier or winch mount.

Now let's go ahead and show some of the minimal tools necessary for installing this hitch. We've got an 18 millimeter wrench, 18 millimeter socket, 3/4" inch socket, our rachet wrench, our torque wrench, a measuring device such as a tape measure, a paint pen for marking and our plastic cut out tool. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install the hitch. Now to begin our install, we're first going to go ahead and point out our attachment points. Here at the beginning or end of the front frame rail are 2 manufacturer's fasteners. These 2 fasteners will also become the forward 2 attachment points for our hitch.

The hitch is going to have a total of 8 attachment points to the frame, 4 on each side. The 2 manufacturer attachment points and then we'll use the 2 oval holes that are pre-cut out in the frame. To begin our install, we need to remove the manufacturer's bracket. We have the 2 fasteners on the outside of the frame and 2 fasteners on the inside of the frame. These fasteners are nut plates that go through the frame then through the bracket and get secure with a nut.

We're going to remove the nut, push the nut plate into the frame and then remove the bracket completely. Keep in mind, each process we do here on one side will get repeated identically on the opposite side. Here's our bolt plate that went from the inside of the frame and out to secure the bracket. . Now with the manufacturer's bracket out of the way, we'll go ahead and take our bolt plate and put it back into the frame out through the pre-drilled holes . Creating our forward 2 attachment points for the side plate of our hitch. Now with the fasteners in place, we'll go ahead and take the side bracket, lining up the forward 2 attachment points with the manufacturer's bolts. We'll side it into place and reinstall 2 nuts to secure it. Keep in mind, we'll just reinstall our fasteners finger tight til we have all of our hardware in place. Quick tech tip. For vehicles that are not equipped with the manufacturer's fasteners or brackets, supplied with the install kit will be the necessary hardware to still secure your hitch. It'll be a 1/2" inch carriage bolt block. We'll go from the inside of the frame out, through the frame, through the hitch, then get secured with a 1/2" inch flange nut. Next, let's go ahead and install our hardware for our rear 2 attachment points. Here we're going to be using the 1/2" inch carriage bolt block. We'll feed him into the frame, out the manufacturer's oval attachment points then through the side plate. Once we have the bolt block in position, we'll secure it with the 1/2" inch flange nut. Note, to get our hardware into the frame and in place, we use the 1/2" inch bolt leader supplied with the install kit. To begin, we'll take our bolt leader, feed it through the side plate and into the frame. We're then going to feed it down the frame channel and out the end of the frame where we gain access to it. Now once we have access to the bolt leader, we're going to slide on our block and thread on the carriage bolt. We'll then feed the block and the bolt into the frame separately and pull them into position. Once we have them into place, we can remove our bolt leader and install the flange nut. Now go ahead and repeat that same process here for our next attachment point. . Quick tech tip. As you remove your bolt leader, you put a little side pressure on the bolt, it'll help hold it in place so it doesn't fall back into the frame. Now with the driver's side done, we can move over to the passenger side and repeat the same process. . Now both side brackets installed, we're ready to install the center section. The center section will get secured to the side bracket using a 1/2" inch carriage bolt that will go through the side bracket, through the center section of the hitch and then get secure with a flange nut. Now with our front mounted hitch, we can put the receiver tube in 2 positions. The first one we're going to put it in, get an idea of what it's going to look like, is the lower position where the receiver tube will come out just below the air dam. Let's go ahead and see what that looks like. Note, it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the center section while you take your carriage bolt and slide it through the side bracket and into the hitch. Now with our hitch just temporarily put in place, we can see what it'll look like in the lower position. The hitch tube comes out just below the air dam here at the center. Next, we can actually turn the center section upside down and our hitch tube is going to be up here towards the middle of our air dam, which means we'll need to cut out the air dam in order to allow for the receiver tube. To make this cutout while our receiver tube is in the dropped position, we're going to mark here on the air dam where it's going to need to be cut. Using a paint marker with the receiver tube in position, we're just going to draw a line up to mark the width of the receiver tube. We're going to go up from the bottom of the air dam approximately 3-3/4" inches. Now once we have it marked out, we'll go ahead and lower and remove the center section to get it out of our way and make our cutout. Now to cut out the section, the air dam's a pretty thick molded plastic, so I'd recommend you use a small jigsaw hacksaw blade or if you have a rotary cutout tool, you can use it with a bit made for cutting plastic. Now with our cutout made, we'll get our extra set of hands, help us reinstall the center section, only turned over. With our center section in place, our carriage bolts in position, we'll go ahead and install our flange nuts. Again, we'll install each fastener finger tight until we have them all in place. . Now with all our hardware in place, we'll go ahead and start tightening it down. We'll secure our side bracket to frame fasteners first. . Now with the side bracket to frame fasteners tightened down, we'll go ahead and tighten down the center section to side bracket. Now with all our fasteners tightened down, we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. . Now with everything installed, secured, tightened and torqued to specifications, we're ready to hit the road. That'll do it for the CURT front mounted hitch part number C31018 on our 2012 Ford F-250. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31018

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)

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

- C31018
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2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty

The C31018 front hitch for my Ford F-250 fit perfectly. The instructions were clear and brief and the hitch went on without a HITCH. I did not have to remove the front fascia whchi saved me sometime and avoided damaging the mounting hardare Unfortunately the installation of the Curt spare tire carrier C31006 did not meet my satisfaction at all. I intended to mount a bran new spare tire with the Alclad finished and King Ranch Logo but could not due to the improper design for my Ford F-250. I ended up using my steel spare tire with the inward side out and the addition of self fabricated would spacer. I had to settle for an ugly appearing spare tire that hangs out front at an awful angle. I expected that the Cure Spare tire mount would be designed to Fit.. Included are a few picture of what I hoped to have and what I ended up with. If you have a spacer available to mount my original chrome clad spare tire with the clad side facing forward, I would very much getting some information on that device. The poor rating is for the spare tire mount. The front hithc was excellent. 144250



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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Very Pleased with this Front Mount Hitch I installed on my 2016 F250 Super Duty. EVERYTHING fit prefect and installation was straight forward. I did this install myself (1 person), If you take your time, work smart, it is very doable for anyone that can turn wrenches. Once the side brackets were bolted to the frame, I used a floor Jack to lift the roll & hitch into place. This makes it an easy 1 person job. I wanted the Hitch in the "upper" position and a nice clean look, so instead of just notching the air dam as is suggested, I took my time and cut a square that allowed the hitch to pass thru from behind. The end result is an install that looks like it was designed to be there. Also I placed painters tape on the air dam so I could use a black sharpie to mark up my opening and easily redo if needed. And yes I redid it a few times till I was satisfied with the planned location. Lastly i was able to drill a hole in all 4 corners of my desired opening and then used a utility knife with a new blade to cut out the opening. Took my time and the results were worth the effort. I have and could have used a rotary tool, yet feel I have better control with a sharp knife. Suggest watching the On-Line Install Video prior to getting started. 2012 install Video was the exact procedure for my 2016. Working alone with no air tools, planning out the air dam opening location, and just taking my time, it took about 2.5 hours to complete the install...... 497768



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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

very easy to install, directions were clear and accurate. Gives just the proper amount of clearance to slide my 9,000 lb winch into place. ground clearance reduction is very minimal. i didn't want to trim my front fascia to gain the extra inches so mounting it in the lower space made the install much easier and quicker. looks like a factory installed piece. 106607


Comments

Which hitch has the most ground clearance the Curt or the Draw-Tite?

-- comment by: Ed G - 08/04/2014

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In general the vehicle specific hitches mount in approximately the same location for both brands. Usually this is not the lowest point on the vehicle, so it typically does not decrease the overall ground clearance of the vehicle. Many times the transfer cases, oil pans, or suspension component are lower on the vehicle than the front mount hitch. However, depending on what accessories are mounted in the hitch, the ground clearance can be decreased. If this is a concern for you, you might consider accesories that install in the hitch with a rise in the shank if possible. Also be aware of the extended distance in front of the vehicle the accessories may be, and this may also affect your angle of approach on inclines.

-- Rachael H - 8/6/2014


- C31018
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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Fit my 2015 Ford F350 perfect. Holds my bike rack so the bikes can go with me when the slide -in camper is on the truck. Mounted with the high mount and cut the cowling for the hitch to fit through. Had to work at tightening the nuts with the torque wrench in the limited work area under the truck. This is the second truck I have put a front receiver hitch on. 153274


Comments

Did you have to remove the air dam? I have a 2015 f250 2wd.Looks like the Curt mounts lower than the Reese model.Thanks!

-- comment by: Ken - 10/05/2014

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I did not remove anything. My truck is 4WD which might make a difference. I mounted the hitch against the front cowling and cut it out with the hitch pressing against the plastic cowling, afterword. I didnt start out to do that, it just seemed to work after tightening the bolts enough to see where the hole was going to be.

-- comment by: Dave C - 10/07/2014

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- C31018
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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

This item is everything it's claimed to be. Very well designed, great finish and perfect fit. Installation is easy (for one person) however I recommend watching the installation video for the "Tech Tips" which proved very useful. In the video the truck is on a lift which is ideal, however when working on the ground, space is limited when using a long handle torque wrench. A couple additional tips I found useful are: First, drive onto ramps for the extra clearance when using the torque wrench. When re-using the factory nuts and bolts (18-mm in used front two holes of frame) use 2 of the supplied fishing wires together on the bolts; this keeps them from falling away from the frame while lining them up. Use an 18-mm ratcheted box wrench to remove the inner bolts on the passenger side of the frame when removing factory tie-down brackets For the receiver extending thru the air dam I wanted it to extend thru a hole and not cut out a notch for a factory look. I covered the area with blue painters tape. I measured up from the bottom 4" and marked the tape; took a straight edge and marked tape up from the sides of the receiver tube to mark a 3" square. Next I outlined the 3" square with green painters tape to outline the cut-out area. I used a sharp utility knife to make the cut. Take your time and it cuts very easily. (save the cutout plastic) After installing receiver you can trim the saved cutout to fill in any opening at the bottom. I used with JB Weld to glue the trimmed piece back into place. Install a receiver cover for a clean finished look. All this took 2.5 hours without any extra hands. Thanks etrailer.com! 704574



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George I have not installed it. I bought a different truck. 695116



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Once I received all the parts, installation went smoothly. Very happy with the way it all turned out. 694977



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quality product . installed easily . used to mount my winch and has functioned perfectly probably have used winch 8-10 times to pull out tractor and truck 670794



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Product arrived quickly. Installed in about an hour after watching video. Needed a bit of help when installing the cross bar receiver section but still went well. MP 634064



- C31018
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Ford F-250 Super Duty

This Curt front-end receiver hitch was easy to install using common hand tools and a hydraulic jack. It was possible to mount without the jack, but it made the install easier for a single handed job. The instructions were easy to follow and after mounting, I was able to carry 2 bikes on the front of my F-250 and a slide-in camper on the rear. All in all, it was exactly what I hoped for when I ordered it. The model specific fit was perfect for my situation. 633972



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Great product 633627



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2012 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Package extremely damaged when delivered. Contents appear to be intact and damage free. 603275



- C31018
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Ford

Installed the hitch on my 2016 Ford 350HD without much difficulty. (would be no difficulty if I had a helper to help do some lifting, but just myself - me and a jack). The receiver can be installed either with the tube low or high. High meant that I had to cut a notch in my air dam, so I installed it low which still had good ground clearance. If I ever need it higher, then the attachment plate allows one to just reverse the bolt placement and cut a notch in the air dam. I use the receiver for my 9000 lb. winch so that I can use the winch for pulling whatever. Have pulled stumps, trees, etc. with it with no problem whatsoever. Good heavy duty receiver. Didn't even have to take the tow hooks off. Good purchase. 585641



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Quality product has worked well for me. I use this front mount too carry a folded up wheelchair/mobility scooter lift to Fla. Most assembly was done with one person, however it did require two people for about 10% of the install. 582181



- C31018
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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Last year I ordered Front end Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch for my 2016 Ford F250 Truck. I was totally satisfied how fast it came as well has how helpful the instructions were online and in the box. The great part about this Hitch was you could mount it at two different heights depending on your usage. I would definitely recommend etrailer for order other items in the future. 580661



- C31018
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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Can’t beat the Curt’s brand, always top of the line and made in the USA putting Americans to work. Sure it a few dollars more but no comparison to the cheaper China crap. Which do you want to put your trailer or anything else behind or in front of your truck? Comes with grade 8 bolts and detailed instructions. Took about a hour to put on and I didn’t pull out the impact, hardest part is cutting the plastic front air dam so it looks good and not like a 3 year old did it - just caulk around it with black adhesive silicone to get a nice look when your done. (2016 f250 perfect fit) 566591


Comments

It’s still looking fantastic, does the job

Ken - 09/19/2019

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Just what I was looking for! 554532



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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Just installed the Curt front hitch on my 2015 F250 4x4. Easy as pie took about an hour everything fit perfect 100% satisfied. 502310



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Installed easily, as advertised. Used with a Snowsport HD. 457936



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Ford F-250 Super Duty

Great product. Packaged well. Clear directions. Had extra nuts and washers in the package. Mounted on an F250 and used to maneuver a 26ft Glacier Bay in tight spaces. No problems and perfect fit 397607



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2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

The product is good quality and came with very good installation instructions. It was an easy self install. My use is for a wench cradle mounted 9000 Lb. Wench. Would buy another when the need occurs. 360087



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Ford F-450 Super Duty

A great front hitch. I liked that it could be inverted to be below the air dam. Used it for carrying bicycles. Traded the truck and will be ordering one soon for a new F450. Curt has some good designers. Really like the Q16 with roller slider and now the Q24 with the puck mounting system. Fine products! 355880



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It was a straight-forward installation. Everything fit fine and it has worked great ever since--------very happy with it--------- 351008



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it fits just like it came from the factory . 336380



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2013 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Curt Front Hitch- Has it already been one year? What a great performance. Installed this front hitch on my F350 superduty to mount a Yakima bike rack up front- I've got a truck camper on the rig that precludes use of rear hitch for adding racks. Solid product- easy to install. Definitly need help lifting in place to bolt down but directions and assembly are straight forward. I've now purchased multiple items from etrailer.com and have loved the customer service and highly recommend them to everyone who asks. Quality outfit that delivers. 335257



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About the only thing that I bought from e trailer that was correct. 198625



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Great product, easy instillation. 55077


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  • Based on the picture of your set up you would not be able to use a hitch mounted cargo carrier but I do have possible solutions for you. One option is to use the Trailer Tray cargo carrier # CC-255 if there is space enough for it on your trailer. I have linked a video review of the Trailer Tray for you. The other option is to install a front mount trailer hitch on your 2015 Ford F-350 and use a cargo carrier at the front. There are some things to consider though. The cargo could block...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Receiver for a 2015 Ford F-350 4x4
  • There are bound to be some slight differences amongst the year vehicles that Curt front receiver # C31018 fits. The truck in the video, linked for reference, is a 2012 so there have been some design changes between then and the 2015 models. But the hitch does fit the 2015 Ford F-350 4x4s. Another option is Draw-Tite hitch # 65049. It has a different design than the Curt hitch. You can compare the installations because I have linked a video showing how the Draw-Tite hitch installs as...
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  • Front Hitch Comparison for a 2016 Ford F-250 4x4
  • We have two options for front hitches for your 2016 Ford F-250 4x4, but I think the best is the Draw Tite part # 65049 as it has the best price by a large margin and has a much better price than the Curt competitor part # C31018. The only advantage the Curt has is that you can flip the cross tube around so that you can have the hitch opening up higher or down lower. The Draw Tite keeps the hitch opening low. I attached a picture of what the hitch will look like once installed on a similar...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for the Front of an A-Frame Trailer
  • First you will need a receiver on the front of the trailer if you want to use a hitch bike rack. We actually have the Bike Bunk # CC-275 but it is limited to 100 pounds total weight. Otherwise what I recommend is to use # D210 which has a receiver and ball mount platform allowing you to tow the trailer and carrier a bike rack with bikes. We also have some towing bike racks # S64675 and # S63390 you might be interested in. If you keep the bikes on the tow vehicle then you will not be...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Receiver for a 2015 Ford F-350 with Snow Plow
  • Front mount receiver # 65022 is not a fit for your 2015 Ford F-350. I have listed # 65049 for 2- or 4-wheel drive models or # C31018 for 4-wheel drive models only. The only issue that you might run into is interference between the plow and the front mount hitch. The front mount hitch bolts to the truck frame, see the video I have linked. If the plow is attached in the same way then the hitch cannot be installed.
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  • Can Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Be Installed Higher on a 2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Draw-Tite front mount trailer hitch # 65049 can only be mounted one way on a 2013 Ford F-250. The side brackets are welded on to the cross member so it will only go on one way. I have linked the instructions and a video showing installation for you. On Curt front hitch # C31018 the side brackets bolts to the cross member. If you bolts the cross member on with the receiver on top it will exit the vehicle at a different position, just like you said. Page 3 of the instructions, linked for...
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  • Can Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31018 Support 389 Pounds
  • Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" Item # C31018 has a 500 pound vertical load limited so the 389 pounds combined for the motorcycle and the carrier is within that capacity.
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  • Comparing Curt and Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitches for a 2015 Ford F-250
  • Curt front mount trailer hitch # C31018 only fits 4 wheel drive models of the 2015 Ford F-250. Draw-Tite front mount hitch # 65049 will fit both 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive models (minor fascia trimming required for installation on 4 wheel drive models). I have included links to the instructions for each and a link to a video showing installation for the Draw-Tite hitch.
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  • Can a Front Mount Trailer Hitch be Used to Carry Bikes
  • You can use a front mount hitch such as # C31018 for a bike carrier. But there are a few things you will need to be aware of. When the bikes are loaded on the carrier they can reduce driver visibility and somewhat restrict airflow to the motor. In some cases they can also block the front lights on the vehicle. Reduced visibility and airflow to the motor probably will not be an issue in most cases. But if the lights are blocked you would have to remove the wheels on the bikes.
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  • Is Bumper Trimming Required to Install a Front Mount Receiver on a 2015 Ford F-250
  • The Curt front mount hitch # C31018 should only require fascia trimming if it is installed in the "rise" position. There are 2 ways this hitch can be installed and the receiver will either be below the front fascia or exit higher up. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. The Draw-Tite hitch, # 65049, only requires fascia trimming if the truck is a 4-wheel drive model. I have linked instructions for this hitch as well.
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  • Front Mount Receiver and Snow Plow for a 2016 Ford F-250 4x4
  • For your 2016 Ford F-250 4x4 I recommend Curt front mount receiver hitch # C31018. This hitch can be mounted in a high or low position. If mounted in the high position there is some trimming required so you can access the receiver. No trimming is required for the low position and the receiver will be below the front air dam. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. For a snow plow a popular option is the K2 plow # SB324-082. This plow is 88 inches wide and comes...
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  • Can You Tow A Truck With The Front Hitch Receiver?
  • No. You cannot tow a truck using a front receiver hitch like the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2", # C31018. There are legal requirements to tow a vehicle for your safety and others. I've included an article to assist as this set-up to flat tow includes base plates, bars, safety chains, wiring, and braking. If you'd like help with getting the right components for safely towing a vehicle, I'd be happy to help. I will just need the year/make/and model of the...
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  • Front Mount Receiver for a 2016 Ford F-350 4x4
  • Curt front mount trailer hitch # C31018 does fit the 2016 Ford F-350 4x4 models. I have also included a link to a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. The front mount hitch for the 2014 F-150, # C31068, will not fit your 2016 F-350.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Ford F-250 with 2-Wheel Drive
  • When I enter your 2012 Ford F-250 into our fit guide and then select front mount hitches and choose 2 wheel drive from the drop down menu the only front mount hitch that comes up is # 65049. I included a screenshot of the results page. I also verified this with Draw-Tite. Like you said the Curt hitch # C31018 is designed for 4 wheel drive models. And # C31008 is for 2008 to 2010 like you said so that other site is not correct. For your 2 wheel drive 2012 Ford F-250, you want front...
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  • Fascia Trimming When Installing Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31018 On 2015 Ford F-350
  • The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31018 is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford F-350 if you have the 4WD model. The hitch center section can be installed in either a raised or lowered position. If you mount it in the lowered position, the receiver will rest below the front fascia and won't require any trimming or modification. If you want to mount it in the raised position, this will require that a section of fascia be removed for the receiver to protrude through. If you plan...
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  • Front Hitch for 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • We do have front-mount hitches for your 2014 Ford F-250, Draw-Tite # 65049 (for 2WD and 4WD)and Curt # C31018 (for 4WD only), but these are rated for only 500-lbs vertical load, which is the same as tongue weight. We do not offer a higher-rated front hitch for your truck.
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  • Can Bike Racks Install in Front Hitches of Vehicles
  • That we are aware of no...there aren't any states that have laws against carrying bikes in front hitches like the Curt # C31018 that you referenced. Typically if you contact a DOT or highway patrol agency they'll tell you that as long as you don't obstruct the license plate and headlights there's no reason you couldn't do it. You might check with highway patrols in areas you plan to travel though.
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  • Will Curt Cargo Carrier Fit Curt Front Receiver Hitch on a 2014 Ford F-250
  • On the 19x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Folding - 500 lbs Item # C18100 it measures 10-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. The Curt front mount hitch # C31018 for your 2014 Ford F-250 is recessed less than that so the carrier will fit. But you will likely not be able to fold up the carrier unless the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the front of the truck is less than 4-1/2 inches.
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  • Comparing the Curt Front Hitch C31018 and Draw-Tite Front Hitch 65049 for a 2012 Ford F-250/350
  • The installion instructions for the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65049 do not require that the front lower bumper spoiler be removed therefore yes, I believe you can leave it in position while you install the trailer hitch. The process of removing the front lower bumper spoiler was done to give our viewers a better look at what was going on which is why it was removed in the video. Please note that if you don't want to do any trimming of the front lower bumper...
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  • Compatibility of Grille Guard and Front Hitch on 2013 Ford F-250 SRW 4X4
  • Curt front-mount hitch # C31018 and Westin Sportsman Grille Guard # 40-2375 are both confirmed fits for your 2013 Ford F-250 SRW 4X4. Unfortunately, both require the same mounting points on the truck's frame so both cannot be installed at the same time. Since both products are intended by their manufacturers to be installed by themselves, not in conjunction with another aftermarket product, using both at once would result in reduced/unknown capacities for both products and this is not recommende...
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  • Cross Tube Won't Fit Between Frame Brackets on Front Hitch C31018 on a 2016 Ford F-350
  • If you have already tightened the hardware holding the front mount hitch # C31018 side brackets to the frame then that is probably why there isn't enough space for the cross tube and receiver part of the hitch. If it is loosely installed then there is wiggle room. Even if you just loosened up one side it would make it easier. Once everything is in place and your torque the hardware to the specifications in the instructions everything should fit nice and snug.
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  • Availability of Front Mounted Receiver Hitch for 2016 Ford F-350
  • According to Draw-Tite, their # 65049 carries over to the 2016 model F350. Since the Draw-Tite hitches carry over, it's likely that the Curt # C31018 will carry over also, however because Curt hasn't confirmed the fit yet we cannot make any guarantees. To see the installation instructions or view an install video, please click the provided links.
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