Clearance for Silverado Front Hitch to Allow Use of Thule Goalpost Load Bar # TH997

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I am looking to install a curt front mounted hitch on my 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, my question is in your video you indicate thither is 7 and 3/4 inches from center pin to front edge of bumper. I would like to use this with the Thule goal post kayak carrier. I believe that that part indicates a 7 and 3/8 inch requirement to put in receiver . So it appears that there would be interference with front bumper. Is there any kind of work around to this such as an extender etc. Thanks

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In order to use the Thule Goal Post # TH997 on the front of your Silverado 2500 you will instead want to install Draw-Tite hitch # 65078 whose hitch tube will stick out further forward than the Curt # C31071.

The other option is to use a different load support bar like the Erickson # EM07600-07601 Big Bed Load Extender which has a longer shank for more clearance at your front bumper.

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