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

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 800-298-1624 to order Curt front receiver hitch part number C31083 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 Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Curt Front Receiver Hitch

  • Curt
  • Front Mount Hitch
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 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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31083 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces C31070

Item # C31083

Installation Details C31083 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31083

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (73 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.

- C31083
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I installed this so I could use my trailer hitch winch mount on front or back and not have it installed all the time. I've use it a couple of times off the front end and it worked great. Fairly priced product. It is a very snug fit, as I had the underside of my truck sprayed with industrial black paint to prevent corrosion and rust, so that might be part of it. If you want an affordable front end 2 inch receiver, this is a good way to go. I would recommend.


Comments
Working out great!
Chris D - 04/23/2021


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It wasn't as easy to install as shown online . i used ramps and a floor jack to position the hitch . Takes patience and good tool skills . I wish it was higher up on the vehicle , it is as low as the front fairing . Bike rack mounts just fine . Get your fav hitch cover to pop on there and it will be un-noticable



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This product is well made. Made in the USA. I thought instructions and diagrams could have been clearer though. Time estimates for installation were off. Took me 2 hours to install. I did it without help and a extra set of hands would have made it much faster. Pump jack a must. Love the product and if instructions and diagrams were a little clearer I would give 5 stars


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I have used my front hitch all season and it is beautiful. So easy to view boat and launch. A great help for two wheel drive trucks because power wheels are always high and dry out of the water. Should have done it years ago.
David K - 08/23/2020


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Pros: Extremely stout Great to mount the bike rack up front when pulling the trailer Great customer service from eTrailer Cons: Installation instructions could be improved Rear of the hitch was about 3/16" inch narrower than the front (read on) First off, if I was to install this again, I would take a few minutes to block the truck and remove the front tires for easier access. Secondly, Curt has a video: Although it's similar, it is not the video for this part number. I don't know if the hitch got bent during shipping, but the 3/16" difference in the width caused a significant amount of grief. After fishing the carriage bolts through the frame, the front holes mounted up fairly easily. When trying to line up the rear holes, I had use a mallet to line up the hole on the driver's side because the hitch frame was so tight: When doing that, the fish wire snapped and the carriage bolt and washer fell into the frame. I tried a magnet to get them but couldn't locate them. Fortunately, a buddy had a spare bolt and washer, and with a little work and "encouragement" we were able to thread it through and bolt everything together. I want to emphasize that in the video, the plastic air dam appears to be trimmed from the top of the dam and the technician trimmed some tabs off of the dam. I didn't trim the tabs and after I did a preliminary line-up of the dam, I realized that I had to trim the bottom of the dam, not the top. Like I said, the receiver is really stout, it's USA made, and great customer service. It will solve our dilemma about being able to take the bikes when we take the trailer. If I didn't have such a hassle with losing that bolt, I would have given 5 stars. One last thing, I have 2018 F150 4x4 and with the hitch installed I have about 8 inches of clearance.



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2018 Ford F-150

I am giving this 4 stars because it sits much lower than I was led to believe from reading these reviews. The hitch is really strong and well made though. I hope it’s not too low. I installed this on my 2018 F-150 3.5 eco boost yesterday. The install took an hour and a half. I elevated the front of the truck with ramps and supported the hitch with 2 jack stands. I also had my son helping me. I started on the front attachment point by lining up the hole. I made sure the holes in the frame and the hitch were lined up by testing with a bolt. I then fished the wire. I started by trying to feed the wire in through the access hole and pull it out through the bolt hole but quickly reversed that and it was much easier. Once I put the coiled end of the wire through the bolt hole, fishing out through the access hole took 30 seconds. Then I put the metal spacer with the square hole on the wire and threaded the bolt on. Every thing was fed through the access hole and it came out the bolt hole easily. The second hole further back on the hitch was easier because it’s only a couple of inches from the access hole. I messed up on the first side because I didn’t put the metal spacer with the round hole between the frame and the hitch. I was able to correct it though. I repeated this for all four bolts and tightened them down with hand tight. Before I tightened them down, I added some thread locker and used my hydraulic jack to push the hitch as high as I could to maximize ground clearance. Then I tightened them down with my impact wrench and the torque limiter to 110 lbs. The reason I’m only giving it four stars is because it is only 9” above the ground from the bottom of the hitch. I’m worried that is too low. Before I mounted it, I considered cutting 1”or 2” off the front tabs on the hitch and re-drilling the four holes. There is enough room between the hitch and the frame to raise it 2-3”. This would have given me another inch of clearance. But, I thought I’d just follow the instructions and see what happens. I figured if I don’t have enough clearance I can lift the front of the truck 2” to get rid of the factory front tilt. And I can take it off an modify it like I stated above. (I just am not sure how I will reverse fish the bolts and spacers out?) The pictures show: the clearance in inches, the tabs on the front that would need to be cut off (and maybe the back too if you want to get maximum clearance). And the amount of space between the horizontal tube and the frame.



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Good investment. Two of us installed in about 1 1/2 hours. Follow directions. I use it weekly backing trailers in tight places. I would do front hitch on my next truck.



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Perfect fit. All parts are easy with mechanical knowledge. Extremely happy with the product. Only thing I didn’t like was cutting the air dam for receiver to stick through. Overall very satisfied!!!



- C31083
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Quality hitch and shipped on time and as described. It just sits a little bit lower than I would’ve preferred.



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Easy install, after I found out the front holes in the frame are different locations. Use the back holes first and then the front. Was able to cut the hole in the air dam and slide it over the hitch to keep the integrity of it. For those that prefer it sitting higher of the ground for clearance. The mounting tabs on the hitch can be cut off and re-drilled to give more clearance.



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2016 Ford F-150

Installed on a 2018 F150 xlt 2.7 eco. The hitch sits about a inch lower than advertised. I just installed it today and will need to got to the lake to see if I can use it as it. Significantly reduces ground clearance on the front and it may be a problem for going up the driveway. The instructions need a lot of work and while they help a little the valance cutout measurements they give were wrong for my truck. My instructions said cut 3 x 2 5/8 inches and I had to cut 3 x 3 3/4 inch only left and inch of material on the front valance. I am not sure why the hitch needs to sit so low as there seems to be plenty of room to have it move up if it was redesigned. I paid the extra money for the CURT due to the ground clearance comments but it is hard to believe that anyone would design a hitch that sits any lower.



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I want to thank Carol for her assistance in my order. My front hitch arrived at my residence in Maine from UPS. The delivery driver unloaded the large box from his truck and the box looked like it was dropped several on the ground with multiple holes and tears in the cardboard. I opened the box to inspect the hitch which looked ok but the interior was tore up. the Hitch had several scratches on the metal and there was a plastic bag that was taped to the hitch itself and was torn opened. I looked at the inventory sheet to see what was missing, and the package was missing two bolts there were supposed to be 4 bolts. I called etrailer and spoke with Carol and she was very professional and helpful to correct the problem with my order.



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Not our first Curt Hitch; good fit and finish, reasonable price, good overall value. Great for spotting our trailer in tight spots. Will add leveling kit to our F150 to relieve ground clearance issues. Hardware package was unopened but missing several grade 8 bolts. Customer service at Curt mailed me the missing bolts in a few days.



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A year later, I am still loving this hitch. It comes in handy for holding the fishing rod rack and the occasional trailer backing task. The hitch is all but hidden behind the air valance. The kit was easy to install and it looks Great!



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Good product. Arrived and installed as advertised. This is my third hitch purchase from etrailer. When I need another I’ll be buying a Curt hitch from etrailer. Cheers!


Comments
Had this for over a year now and it works just as advertised. Curt makes a great product. Will buy more from eTrailer in the future.
Bill C - 07/24/2020


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I use it for a front hitch-mounted dirt biking rack when I'm pulling an RV trailer on the back. Works great!



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Perfect fit 2016 F-150 front hitch no problem all the hardware fit highly Recommendable



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2021 Ford F-150

Lightening fast delivery to Canada, faster than most local shippers. I have not yet installed item, as my new truck will only be delivered in July.



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About 1 hour total install time, read instruction , tool round up, Truck on ramps, i used a floor jack and a block of wood and a rubber mallet to position & hold it in place, fishing the wires thru takes a little creativity " slight bending on end " but very doable, then feeding the small plates and bolts into the frame and pulling the hardware thru the holes is easier than the initial wire fishing thru, Before you remove the wire fish from the threads of the bolt, i used my floor jack up a little to gently pinch the bolt so it would not fall inside the frame , then remove the fish wire from the bolt, start the nut and then move to the next hole / hardware fish thru, always pinching the bolt by lifting the floor jack just a little so your bolts don't fall inside the frame, leave the nuts loose until all are fished thru , Then position the angle you want the hitch " the holes allow a little elongation for wiggle room", and tighten , then torque per spec on your instructions, Really was pretty straight forward and just a little patients with the creativity of the curvature of the fish wires helps you to catch the end with a pair of needle nose pliers thru the hole. I tried to get all 4 bolts with one fish tape , " hint you can fish them thru in reverse with something else you may have like safety wire , then make 2 small hooks on the ends and pull the fish tape thru in the correct direction for the hardware to go into the frame's preexisting larger hole up higher , Difficulty level very easy.



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After trial fitting to locate correct frame holes with the use of my motorcycle jack, which was invaluable. The fishing of the bolt wire was the most trying. All in all it took me a couple hours to install. The jack was the key to the install. Happy with the result.



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If you own a boat and where you store it is a tight place this fromt hitch is a godsend it makes it much easier to control when putting away your boat



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2019 Nissan Leaf

Paid auto shop $275 (2 hrs) to install. Shop did not specialize in hitches but they did a clean job. I also paid for 2.5 inch front leveling (lift) kit to increase front ground clearance. Now my RWD F150 has a front retrieval hook and a way to carry a lightweight motorcycle in a receiver mounted rack while towing my travel trailer. I also had a local spring shop add two helpers to each rear leaf spring and to de-arch the stiffer pack. Now my truck sits level unloaded and no longer squats down six inches with 1,000 lb trailer tongue weight. Had to rest the weight distributing hitch rack and will need to get headlights reset now the truck sits and drives level.



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2012 Chevrolet Volt

We have floating boat docks made from old pontoon boats. The front mount hitch with the 12 volt wench will make it much easier to get them out of the river.



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Hitch install was quick once I figured out which frame holes to feed the fish wire and bolts through. You really could use two people to make the install easier.



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2017 Ford F-150

Fit great and was fairly easy to install. I have installed a few hitches in the past so it only took me 45 minutes. I used the hitch the next day to put my bike rack up front for a camping trip since I had a second bike rack on the back. Very pleased!



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2019 Ford F-150

Once the hitch was on. It should work great. Directions were not so great. 2019 f 150 has 3 holes on each side you need to utilize. The bolt mounting hole for the front mounts. The round access hole that the bolt will fit through and the notch mounting hole for the rear that the rectangle washer fits through. Both the washer and the bolt to not pass through the same acces holes. So while trying to put the washer on the line and then fish the line back out the round acces hole to put the bolt on the line. I dropped 1 washer in the frame rail and 1 bolt in. Not easy to get out. Do not pull too hard on the fishing wire as the bolts will come out and fall into the frame rail. There are 2 front mounting holes on each side of the hitch. The pasanger side uses the back front mounting hole while the driver side uses the front hole. Using a floor jack i was able to get the front hole bolts pulled into place. PUT THE NUTS ON NOW SO THE WIRE DOES NOT BREAK OR COME OFF AND HAVE THE BOLT FALL BACK IN THE RAIL) raise the jack and use a pry bar to pry out the back of the hitch to slide it past the taped on waher. Pull bolt into place and put nut on. Repeat for other side.


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Front Receiver Hitch

  • Will Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Reduce Ground Clearance on a 2018 Ford F-150
    The good news is that neither the Curt # C31083 or the Draw-Tite # 65067 front mount trailer hitches will reduce the ground clearance on your 2018 Ford F-150. If you want a receiver that sits above the lowest piece of fascia then the Curt requires that a square hole be cut in the front fascia and it sticks straight through. The Draw-Tite sits a little lower and just requires that a notch be cut out at the bottom of the fascia, but the bottom of the receiver sits about level with the...
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  • Curt or Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch for 2018 Ford F-150
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31083 and the Draw-Tite # 65067 are extremely similar hitches that are both confirmed to fit your 2018 Ford F-150. Both hitches will mount to the same locations on the truck's frame and feature identical 500 pound vertical load and 900 pound line pull ratings. Between these two options I recommend going with the Curt simply because it will offer a slightly better ground clearance dimension. The hitch receiver on this model will protrude a bit further...
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fit For 2021 Ford F-150
    We do have a front-mounted trailer hitch for your 2021 Ford F-150, and it will fit so long as your truck does not have the automatically deploying air dam. The correct part is the following, from Curt: - Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31083 I have added a link below to the installation instructions for you to check out as well if you'd like.
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  • Which Front Mount Receiver Fits 2021 Ford F-150 4x4
    Unless your 2021 Ford F-150 has the auto-deploying front air dam, the Curt # C31083 front mounted receiver would be a fit.
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  • How To Use Fishwire Technique On Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch for 2016 Ford F-150
    In regards to installing the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31083 on a 2016 Ford F-150, I have attached for you below a super detailed photo that explains the fishwire technique. I don't have an install video on this truck but the photo should help. I recommend mocking the hitch up into position first so you can get a better idea of what holes you'll be using but this is also explained in the instructions which you can find below.
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