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Best 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Front Receiver Hitch Options

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Best 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Front Receiver Hitch Options


Hello neighbors. It's Brad here etrailer. And today we're taking a look at the best front hitch options on a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. Now, our two front hitch options that we have for our Silverado are gonna be first starting with the EcoHitch. And below that we have our Draw-Tite. Now looking at them in first glance they both can kind of look the same, but there are a few things that make them stand out from one another.

Now, the first thing that is going to be the difference between these two is gonna be the capacities. And this top one is more heavy duty. You can kind of see that out the gate. It looks a little bit heavier duty and it's gonna come in with a line pull of 10,000 pounds and also a tongue weight rating which when your suspended accessories are on the front, is gonna be a 1000 pounds. So, it's pretty solid there.

Now, this Draw-Tite, not too bad with a line pole. It's gonna be coming in at 9,000 pounds. So you don't lose a whole lot there, but your tongue weight is gonna be reduced by half. It's gonna come in at 500. So, that's something to think about.

If you have plows on the front or if you have your winch or any accessories, even your bike racks or cargo carriers that you might be loving up these days. 500's still a decent amount but this is gonna be the heavier duty option. So, it kind of depends on what you're gonna be using your front hitch for. Now, you may be saying, okay, well, higher capacity. That seems like a no brainer but the installation's gonna be slightly different.

You can see there's two holes here and one here. So it's gonna be a little bit trickier, a little bit more hardware. And the main thing is the height difference that you see between these mounting holes and here. It is quite a bit different. And also we can kind of see the height between the mounting hole on the top, as well as the receiver tube is quite a bit different. So, this one is going to require more trimming. So, if you're worried about trimming into the front of your truck, you might wanna stray away from this. But when it's done, it looks really, really good. So, we actually have our EcoHitch installed here and you can see it does really look clean. It's pretty tight here to get this in but I'm really happy with the results. You are trimming a little bit here on the air dam and you are trimming this center section. So it does sit up a little bit higher, which is great. You get a little bit more ground clearance and it sits pretty nice overall. I think it looks really good. The Draw-Tite does require a little bit of this air dam trimming, and it is gonna sit a little bit lower, but you won't have to trim into your center panel. You do lose some of that ground clearance. So, you know, it's kind of up to you, what you think might be more important to you, but overall I really am happy with the look of this one. One other difference, and it's kind of something you don't see a lot on front hitches is gonna be, you have safety chain loops up on this one. They are tucked away. So, they look really good, but you can still gain access to them. And even with a chain on there, it shouldn't make contact with any part of the body. So, nice little addition there. Now, as far as similarities, you both are two inch by two inch. So, that's gonna be pretty standard. You're gonna have a ton of accessories to pick from. Something else, they both have black powder coat finish. So, they're gonna gonna hold up especially being on the front of the truck. You know, if you're using a snow plow, it's gonna see a lot of salt and kind of build up from winter. And you may worry about rust and corrosion, but these hold up really well, especially with that powder coat finish on them. Now, if you're just looking for a front hitch, to kind of get your cargo carrier bike rack around, I think this Draw-Tite's gonna do a great job. It's a budget friendly one that you can put nice and easy. A little bit easier install. Not a whole lot of trimming and it's gonna work great. But me personally, if I'm putting a front hitch on my truck more than likely I'm gonna be using a snow plow or something heavy duty. And that's the thing is you have double the amount of tongue weight on this. And so that does really kind of shine a little bit for me. Now, the install is a little bit trickier but overall I'm really happy with the way that it looks installed. Especially the fact that it does sit up high and nice and tight into that center section is great because you get more ground clearance and that's something on the front of your vehicle. If you have any road debris or anything that might be there, or just honestly any accessory it's nicer to have higher up you don't have to worry about it as much. So, my personal pick, I'm gonna go with the EcoHitch. Again, just because it does check a lot more boxes. It's a little bit more heavy duty, but again I don't think you can go wrong if you're just looking to put a cargo carrier bike rack on the front of your truck with the Draw-Tite. So, hopefully this helps you make your decision when choosing a front hitch..


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