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

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

Item # C31083
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31083 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices 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 - C31083

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • CURT
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


  • 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 Technical Support

At 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

Compare to Draw-Tite 65070

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   (150 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.

Ford F-150

This receiver performs well for both bicycle and motorcycle carriers. It is not obtrusive when not being used. It was easy to install with no drilling required (You do have to cut out the air dam.). I would have given 5 stars if would’ve fit a little higher. There was room for it to be at least an inch further off the ground. I ended up putting a 1 inch leveling kit on the front of my 2 wheel drive F150 and it turned out great and the truck looks better too



Works great. I usually use it for my Kuat bike rack but occasionally put an aluminum motorcycle carrier with a 250lb KTM on it. The motorcycle carrier has a steel frame underneath so you have to be careful on steep s to a road so it doesn’t scrape.


I am very pleased with this equipment. Bought it to carry two heavy E-bikes. Installation directions could have been clearer--but with the help of videos, I got it in just fine. Had to use a large crow bar to urge it in place though.


I am very impressed with Arthur D. of He answered all the questions I asked in a very timely manner. We were heading out of town and needed the order to arrive in a timely manner. Arthur made sure and expedited the order and we received the shipment earlier than estimated.
I did have to drop a star, but I believe this is the fault of Curt Mfg. The way the item was boxed did not handle well in shipping. The flanges that mount to the frame of the truck had been bent, or sprung from possibly being dropped on the end of the box by the carrier. So what should have been an easy install took hours to spring the flanges back out to the necessary width to fit over the pickup frame. I believe this issue could be resolved by the addition of a pipe or 2x2 and a couple of lag bolts mounted between the flanges to prevent them from being bent. I used a bottle jack and a bar between the two to spread them apart, but this took multiple attempts along with having the jack and pipe pop loose and flying across the floor.
Good job on's end, but Curt needs to step it up.

2015 Ford F-150

Bolted up easy after widening the gap a little with a hammer. Showed up half hanging out of the box but the hardware and instructions are taped to the receiver so it was fine.

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.

Etrailer Expert

Katrina B.


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.

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.

2015 Ford F-150

This receiver hitch fit my 2015 F-150 perfectly. All mounting holes lined up great. Installed in about 45 minutes, no problems. Looks great, bottom of hitch sits about 1/2 inch below the air dam, and the front is about 2 inches back under the bumper. It looks factory installed. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and recommend this 100%. Also just wanted to recommed etrailer, I received my hitch 3 days after ordering. That is a great turnaround. Thanks etrailer


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.

Chris D.


Working out great!

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!

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


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.

Ford F-150

Great product. Fit my F150 perfectly. I use the front hitch to push my boat and trailer in tight quarters on my property.



Perfect fit. Had it professionally installed for under $200. Unobtrusive in the front of my F150. Great for maneuvering my 25 ft centerconsole boat trailer in tight space on my yard. Highly recommended.


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

David K.


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.


Good hitch, but this will NOT fit a 2022 Ford F150...

There was some confusion as to whether this would fit a 2022 Ford F150 as it was identical to another product that claimed it would fit. eTrailer was accommodating and allowed me to try it. But the 22's have an autodeploy airdam, so unless you remove that and all the electronics for it you won't be able to use this.

I have a 2017 F150 as well and decided to install it on that instead. My hitch had flexed a little during shipping so I used the following info to bend it back. Installed much easier after that.

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.


Extremely stout
Great to mount
the bike rack up front when pulling the trailer
Great customer service from eTrailer

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.

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.

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!



Simply great! My F150 has a front camera and it works great for hooking up my trailer to the front hitch.


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!


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.

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.


i liked that the receiver fit nice,and tight to the trucks frame. i plan on installing a home snow plow on it. the problem i had was matching up the correct mounting holes.


I'm enjoying my hitch I'm learning how to move my trailer from the front instead of from the back


I am very happy that I received the hitch with all its parts. Had ordered one previously from Amazon and received it with missing parts. So happy that I got this hitch from etrailer so quickly. Hopefully it will install easily this weekend.

2020 Ford F-150

Tight fit but easy to follow directions fishwire worked great it made the difference when installing


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.


Curt builds exceptionally quality products. This front receiver hitch was a simple, straight forward installation. Bottom line it does not get any better than that.



Its was about one year when I first installed my Curt front receiver hitch and I could not be more pleased. Its like that one tool you only use once and a while but when you do its a life saver. Its allows me to move my travel trailer into the tighter spots much safer and much easier.

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    We do show the # C31083 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver as a confirmed fit for the 2021 Ford Expedition, all trim levels. I checked with our fit guide team, they complete the actual installs for verification as well as researching vehicles during model year change-overs to see if there have been any significant changes that would affect the fits of products. With the 2021 Ford Expedition, the changes were mostly interior and electronic features and did not affect the frame or the...
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  • Will Curt Front Hitch Affect Ground Clearance on 2020 Ford F-150
    The Curt Front Hitch # C31083 for your 2020 Ford F-150 actually won't affect the truck's ground clearance at all. This is because the hitch is designed so that the 2" receiver protrudes through the middle of the lower air dam, instead of resting beneath it. I have attached a couple of customer-submitted images below to further show this. The hitch features a 9,000 pound line pull rating, a 500 pound vertical load limit, and all the necessary hardware is included.
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  • Can Curt Front Mount Hitch C31083 For 2018 Ford F-150 Be Used To Move Cargo Or Boat Trailer?
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31083 you were looking at for your 2018 Ford F-150 can absolutely be used to manuver your cargo or boat trailer. The only thing you will need to be careful of is that you cannot exceed the 500lb vertical load rating (tongue weight) or 9000lb line pull rating (trailer weight) of the # C31083. I included a link to the written instructions of the # C31083 for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch for 2020 Ford F-150
    Yes, for your 2020 Ford F-150 the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31083 will work perfectly. This hitch is designed specifically for your truck and it will use existing holes in it's frame rails for a simple bolt-on, no-drill installation. It will provide you with a 2" receiver and features a 9,000 pound line pull rating and a 500 pound vertical load limit. The receiver itself protrudes through the lower air dam so it won't affect your ground clearance, either (see attached image)....
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  • What is Required to Install the Curt Front Hitch C31083 on a 2018 Ford Expedition
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31083 will require a slight trimming of the lower plastic bumper fascia but there will be no drilling or alterations that will be needed on the vehicle's frame. The trimming of the lower plastic bumper fascia is needed to allow for the receiver tube opening to poke through which you can see in the attached photo on a similar truck. The brackets install using pre-drilled holes in the frame rail. This means that no warranties will be voided.
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  • Picture of Curt Front Hitch # C31083 Installed on 2018 Ford Expedition
    We do have a picture of the Curt front hitch part # C31083 installed on a similar vehicle as your 2018 Ford Expedition but we don't have one on an actual Expedition at this time. The picture I attached shows it installed on a Ford truck that shares the same chassis. It will install in the same area of the air dam as what you see in the picture.
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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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  • How Will Curt Front Mount Hitch C31083 Affect Ground Clearance On 2020 Ford F-150
    The Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31083 for your 2020 Ford F-150 actually won't affect the truck's ground clearance at all. This is because the 2" receiver will protrude right through the bottom of the air dam, maintaining the F-150's existing ground clearance dimension. I have attached an image below so you can see exactly what I mean. This hitch features a 500 pound vertical load limit and a 9,000 pound line pull rating. I have attached the written install manual that you can look through...
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  • USA Made Front Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-150
    The Curt front hitch part # C31083 is a USA-made front hitch confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Ford F-150. The line pull rating for this hitch is 9,000 lbs and the vertical load limit is 500 lbs.
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  • Will Installing Front Hitch on 2020 Ford F150 Compromise Ground Clearance
    I don't have an exact measurement for ground clearance on the Curt # C31083 front mounted recevier to provide you with, but as shown in these photos, the underside of the bumper fascia sits lower than the receiver, so the receiver won't compromise your ground clearance in the front any more than the bumper fascia already has.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-150 for Snow Plow
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C31083 replaced the older part number 31070 that you also mentioned and is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford F-150 so this would be exactly what you would need.
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  • Front Hitch Receiver for a 2021 Ford Expedition
    There is a front mounted hitch available for your 2021 Ford Expedition. It is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C31083. I have attached the instructions and a picture of the front hitch installed. You will only have to make a small modification to the front bumper fascia to allow the receiver to go through.
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  • Troubleshooting Holes Not Aligned on Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2015 Ford F-150
    It sounds like the # C31083 hitch is slightly bent. This is typically the case when the holes are not lining up correctly during installation. Since the brackets are made from mild steel, the mounting brackets may flex during shipping. Make sure to inspect your hitch for any cracks or chipped paint which may indicate that if flexed enough to be unsafe. Assuming you don't see any signs of this your hitch can be flexed back. Using something like a table vise you will be able to flex the...
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  • Which Front Mount Hitch for 2020 Ford F-150 Has Better Ground Clearance
    On your 2020 Ford F-150 the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31083 will sit further up than the Draw-Tite alternative and actually won't affect the truck's ground clearance at all. The 2" receiver on the hitch will protrude right through the middle of the air dam so the air dam itself remains the lowest point on the F-150. I have attached a couple customer-submitted images of the Curt hitch installed so you can see exactly how it looks. I have also included the written installation manual...
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  • Curt Front Hitch Fitment on 2021 Ford F-150
    From the picture you sent in it looks like your 2021 Ford F-150 has the holes required to install the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # C31083 just fine. Sometimes there might be some other holes present in the frame but as long as what you need is present then you're good to go!
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  • Recommended Front Mount Receiver for 2020 Ford F-150 XLT
    For your 2020 Ford F-150 XLT the best front mount hitch is the Curt # C31083 because it's going to sit just a tad higher than the Draw-Tite alternative for better ground clearance. The 2" receiver for the Curt hitch will actually protrude through the lower bumper fascia on the truck, so it actually won't affect the F-150's ground clearance at all (see attached image). This heavy-duty hitch features a 9,000 pound line pull capacity and a 500 pound vertical load limit. I have attached the...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-150
    For your 2018 Ford F-150 I recommend the Curt Front Hitch # C31083 because it's make in the USA, is easy to install, and has plenty of capacity at 9,000 lb line pull. In case you were looking for a plow too I attached a link to this page that has all of the hitch mounted plows we offer that are designed to work with this hitch too.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-150
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Fitment on 2022 Ford F-150 with Deployable Air Dam
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65067 will actually work with the auto deploying air dam on your 2022 Ford F-150, although there is some trimming of the air dam and the reinforcement bracket to get it installed (see attached photo from linked instructions). I'm also attaching an installation video of this hitch on a 2018 F-150 for you to check out.
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  • Which Front Mount Hitch For A 2021 Ford F-150 Gives The Most Ground Clearance?
    The front mount trailer hitch receiver with the best ground clearance once installed on your 2021 Ford F-150 is the Draw-Tite # 65067 in which the bottom of the receiver sits just above the bottom of your air dam so you will not lose any ground clearance. With the Curt # C31083 installed it will sit just a bit below the air dam and give slightly worse ground clearance. The # 65067 also will fit if you have the auto deploying air dam where the Curt hitch will not. I included an install...
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  • Front Mount Receiver Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Ford F-150
    The Curt # C31083 and Draw-Tite # 65067 front mounted receivers are pretty much identical in terms of appearance, capacity and the way which they install on the truck, so you can basically flip a coin to make your decision or choose the least expensive of the two with no need to worry that you've sacrificed anything by going with the more inexpensive option. I've linked to an install video for the Draw-Tite # 65067 front receiver. The procedure for the Curt would be identical.
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  • What is the Distance From the Cross Tube to the End of the Receiver on the Curt C31083
    I went out to the warehouse and measured the Curt Front Hitch # C31083 and it also is going to be 9.5" from the cross tube to the end of the receiver, so it will have the same dimensions as the Draw-Tite # 65067.
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  • 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 lowest...
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  • Does Replacement Install Hardware Kit RHK Replace Curt C31083 Hardware
    Yes, the replacement hardware kit part # RHK does also work with the Curt front hitch part # C31083. We will ship you out all of the replacement hardware for this front hitch.
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