Best 2014 Ram 2500 Front Mount Hitch Options

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Best 2014 Ram 2500 Front Mount Hitch Options


Today we're taking a look at the best front-mounted hitches available for the 2014 Ram 2500. Now we're going to be looking at two hitches today. The first is going to be from Draw-Tite. This is part number 65063. Then we have one from CURT. This is part number 31015.Now both of these hitches offer a lot of similarities like 2" by 2" receiver tube opening, 500 pound tongue weight capacity, 9,000 straight line pull.

But the way they look on the front of your truck could not be different. The Draw-Tite is designed to fit into a slot on the bumper. You're going to keep your tow hooks. It just gives you a receiver tube opening right there in the middle. Now the CURT, on the other hand, it's designed to mount down and under your front bumper and fascia cover.Now an area where I think the Draw-Tite hitch is really going to shine is in your accessory kind of items, whether you've got a winch that you want to install here to help with recovery, maybe a cargo carrier, spare tire carrier.

I've also seen front-mount hitches like this used to move trailers around yards. With your steer tires being real close to the ball mount here, you can turn it much more quickly.Down here where our CURT hitch is going to be mounted, our receiver tube opening is going to be right here. We'll have to trim this panel here just a little bit. I think that's going to be more suited when it comes to plowing snow. With a receiver tube-style snow plow, that's closer to the right area and where you want that receiver tube opening to be rather than up here.

I think this is going to be ideal for most situations but when it comes to plowing snow, think the CURT's going to be the better option.Now of course with the hitches being located in two different areas, we're going to use two different installation processes. The Draw-Tite is going to use the attachment points for your tow hooks in the front. They're pretty easy to get to here on the outside. The two inner bolts you'll have to get your hand kind of squeezed in there. It's going to offer you a little bit of a challenge but it's not all that difficult.

With the CURT, we're going to be using the bumper-mount bolts down and underneath there. You're going to be removing two and you'll need to fish wire in a wire from the side. Again, it's not a huge challenge. It's going to be a little tight in a couple spots, but overall it's going to take you about the same amount of time to install either one.So really to make your decision on which one's going to be the right one for you is what you're going to be doing with it. If you're going to be using accessories, go with the Draw-Tite. If you're going to be using a snow plow, go with the CURT. That's going to complete our look at the best front-mounted hitches available for the Ram 2500.


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