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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. 1-636-306-4830 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

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • 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 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


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.



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:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (113 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.

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2018 Ford F-150

A spacer/spreader bar between the brackets would go a long way in preventing these from being bent during shipment. Mine was bent in over an inch. Luckily I have the ways and means to correct that as well as cutting and redrilling to gain an inch and a half more ground clearance on my 2018 f150 fx4.
Seems like these are made to cover many year models. Perhaps making them for more specific models would help.


Comments
It is common amongst hitches for the hitch to bend or flex during shipment, since the mounting brackets are made from a mild steel that allows the hitch to flex with the vehicle after installation. If the entire hitch was made of rigid steel, there would be a greater chance of the hitch being damaged and experiencing stress cracks. Such cracks could cause the hitch to malfunction. This flexing often times will cause the holes not to align. Because of this we do have a help article I have the link attached below that will walk you through the process of straightening the hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 08/02/2022


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2019 Ford F-150

I walked away on my first attempt. Dang fishing wires were driving me nuts. Videos helped but I needed a night to visualize my attack plan.
Things the instructions didn't explain.

1) Elevate the front on ramps or put the truck on a lift for all you fancy dudes.

2) Widen the access hole with a hole step bit if needed. (Get a cheap one from China Freight or similar but make sure it's for metal) The rectangular steel brackets will now fit through the hole lengthwise. Check first, your frame may already have a wide enough hole. My frame did not. It drills out really easy. Alarmingly easy!

3) Use additional wire (heavier gauge) to snake the fishing wires through to their endpoints. Identify the holes where the bolts will permanently be. Fish your own wire from there to the access hole. Now attach the supplied fishing wire rigged up with all the hardware to your bootleg MacGuyver wire and pull the whole thing through. Dont pull the whole rig at once. Feed the bracket into the hole first followed by the bolt. I used electric fence dog wire and it made the installation a breeze. The factory-provided fishing wires are like guitar strings.

4) Use an ATV jack or similar to jack the receiver in place. Take your time lining up the holes, walking from side to side, and checking after every few pumps of the jack. Insert your hitch and ball into the receiver for a little extra leverage manhandling it into place. Now is when I decided to position the 2 square reinforcement plates. I simply used a little crowbar to flex the receiver just enough to slide them into position. No need to grind these like others have done. Snake the wires through the two plates and through the corresponding reciever's bolt holes. Use a heavy hammer and some 2x scrap lumber to bang the receiver into the final mounting place with all holes lined up. As soon as you have one hole perfectly aligned, pull your bolt through. Repeat for the next 3. and the rest is easy.

Not counting night 1, about an hour and 15 min solo installation time in the driveway.
Tools highly recommended: metal hole step bit (big one), heavy hammer, scrap 2x6 or similar for hitting, small crowbar, eye protection, hitch inserted into the receiver for leverage, atv/lawn mower jack, and 2-3 ft of flexible but stiff wire.




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2017 Ford F-150

This thing sits so unbelievably low. I can’t believe Curt’s R&D team haven’t come up with a better solution.. My install is on a 2017 F150 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab with a 5.5’ bed. The hitch is obviously made to go around a different style bracket than the one mine uses. After going over my install carefully to make sure everything would clear, I ended up removing the hitch and modifying it to raise it significantly. I lowered the front bolt holes by an inch and a half; and the rear bolt holes by an inch and a quarter. I cut an inch and a half off of both front tabs so I could lift the hitch high enough to use my new holes.

Now the hitch comes out at the very top of the air dam. Luckily I never cut it after my initial installation!

Very happy with how it turned out, but quite disappointed in Curt. They need to narrow down which F150’s this hitch is appropriate for and which ones it’s not. I do not believe this hitch is appropriate for my truck. Yes, it bolts up.. but the location is far too low to be practical. It’s bad enough the air dam is so low that it sometimes scrapes curbs when I park close.. Can’t imagine what the jolt would feel like every time you parked against a curb and ran the front hitch into it!


Comments
Sorry for your trouble with installing this front hitch. This hitch is designed to sit in the center of the lower air dam. It has about 8 inches of ground clearance, which is pretty common for all front mount hitches.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/14/2021


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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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Ford F-150

Relatively easy to install. It took me a couple of hours but I move extremely slow anyways. We bought this to mount a bike rack on the front of my F-150 and it has worked out perfectly.




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The supplied backing plates did not fit in the frame holes per the instructions. I had to grind 1/8" off of all of the 4 plates in order to get them to fit and feeed through the frame with the pull wires. Also the hitch would not fit outside of the frame. I had to use a clamp to spread it out in order to get the hitch in place. Definitely not an easy install. The service and delivery from etrailer was great. see that this item is no longer available so maybe others have had the same quality control issues.


Comments
It sounds like what could have happened is that this hitch arrived flexed. This is common amongst hitches, since the mounting brackets are made from a mild steel that allows the hitch to flex with the vehicle after installation. If the entire hitch was made of rigid steel, there would be a greater chance of the hitch being damaged and experiencing stress cracks. Such cracks could cause the hitch to malfunction. This flexing often times will cause the holes not to align. Because of this we do have a help article I have the link attached below that will walk you through the process of straightening the hitch.
Katrina B - 08/26/2022


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We traveled 11,087 miles pulling our travel trailer and using this receiver on the front of our truck to haul our ebikes, last summer. 11,087 miles and no issues what so ever!




by: 02/11/2022

WILL NOT WORK WITH ANY 2021 AND NEWER FORD F150 AS ALL FORD F150s now come standard with the “auto deployed air dam” as standard equipment.
Not etrailers fault that Ford has changed this feature on the trucks.
I guess I should have climbed under my truck before ordering this hitch receiver even though it looked like a normal air dam it is not.
Relied on “it fits” your truck (has always been right before) advised etrailer to update website and are posting this so that no one else makes this “EXPENSIVE RETURN” mistake.


Comments
I checked and we do not currently offer a front mounted hitch for the 2021 Ford F150 that will fit if the truck has an automatic air damn.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/16/2022


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It's perfect. I tow a camper and use this hitch to haul bikes or coolers on my cargo rack. I was able to install this without lifting the truck.




by:
2020 Ford F-150

The "packing" on this hitch did nothing to protect it. Both mounting plates were severely bent. There are enough reviews reporting the same thing on your website and it just seemed a waste of time to complain.


Comments
This is not how we expect our hitches to arrive. I have sent this to our customer service department to reach out to you. This will also be shared with our shipping department team as well.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 08/05/2022


by:

Not quite plug and play. I had to modify ( cut down width about 3/16") the supplied flat threaded anchors to fit into the holes in the frame. Other than that the hitch works fine.




by:

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.


Comments
Great for our purpose, probably not for everyone. Bike rack, kayak carrier, launching boat in difficult situation w RWD truck, spotting trailer in garage. Ground clearance is reduced but its a great place for an eye-catching receiver plug. Most reviews are accurate
Sherry - 03/17/2022


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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


Comments
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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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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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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The hitch did not fit. It was 1/2 inch too narrow to fit on my 2021 F150. Had to bend it apart with a sledge, Which made it a close but difficult fit. I previously installed a Curt front receiver for my 2014 F150 that only took 2 people 45 minutes tops. We struggled on this for 4 hours. Once it is partially on, you can't stop. Directions were sketchy at best. There were no videos for my model year. I used a Draw Tite video for an earlier model. The front dam on the 2021 is not removed as described and was unnecessary to removed any way. I am not a happy camper. Now that it is on I am sure that it will do the job.


Comments
It does sound like the hitch was flexed out of place in shipping. I have attached an article on how to flex it back for future reference. The instructions say it may be necessary to remove the lower air dam if its needed.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 02/25/2022


by:
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.




by:

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.




by:
2015 Dodge Dakota

I was so looking to installing the front trailer hitch receiver on my 2015 F-150. The hitch was in the bed of the truck when I hit a 240-pound buck deer doing 65 mph while on a fishing trip in South Dakota. It has taken me close to 5 months to replace my 2015 with a 2020 F-150. Hopefully, the front mount hitch will fit the 2020 model!




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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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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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2021 Ford F-150

This should not be listed as a fit for a 2021 Ford F150. All 2021 F150s have an active air dam. This air dam deploys at about 45 MPH and lowers about 3 inches. It is a structural piece and can't be cut without damaging it. Etrailer puts a text tip saying it doesn't work on the F150 yet the entire sales pitch says it fits with no drilling and easy install. It lies to you the entire time and puts a disclaimer at the end on the description.




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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




by:
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.




by:
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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Guy - 04/21/2022

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