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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

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How to Install the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500


Today, our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, you're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to show you how to install the Curt front mount trailer hitch. This is what our hitch is going to look like when it's installed on our vehicle. You can see our cross tube is completely hidden behind the lower section of our fascia. All we can see is the receiver tube. It's going to be great for carrying things on the front of our vehicle like our snow plows, bike racks, cargo carriers, and even spare tire holders.It's going to give us a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening, reinforced collar gives us a little extra stability there. Hitch pin holes, going to 5/8 inch in diameter.

Now the hitch pin and clip does not come with this hitch; however, it can be found here at etrailer.com.As far as our weight ratings go, we're going to have a 500 pound max tongue weight which is downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube. The 5,000 pound gross trailer rate, which is the trailer plus the load included. We're going to have a 9,000 pound straight line pull, which is straight out. I always recommend checking the owners manual to make sure the vehicle or the front axle can withstand that amount of weight. You always want to go with the lowest number between that front axle and the hitch.This is a very simple hitch installation.

Unlike some of the other ones that you may have to remove your tow hook, you may have to do some fascia trimming, this one sits below your fascia, uses the existing holes in the frame so there's not going to be any drilling or welding required. Now let me give you a few measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mount accessories you may need such as a bike rack, low mount, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper, it's going to be about seven inches. From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube, about ten and a half inches.Now let's show you how to get this installed. Take an 18 millimeter socket.

I suggest using a swivel on a short extension. We're going to take off this bolt on the bottom of our tow hook. We're going to do the same thing on the other side. Next we'll take our pull wire. We're going to go in this hole and come out this one.

We're going to use the spring side of your pull wire. Put on a spacer block, carriage bolt, and feed your spacer block into the hole, followed by a carriage bolt. Pull it out and we're going to push it right back inside the frame just like that. Did the same thing on the other side.Now we can put our pull wires to the corresponding holes in the hitch and take our factory bolt that we removed and we can reinstall it into the same hole. This will help hold our hitch in place while we get our remaining hardware installed. Now we can pull our frame bolt out. Go ahead and remove our pull wire. What I suggest is holding onto the bolt so it doesn't fall back into the frame. Now we're going to put on a flange nut. We're going to do that same thing through the other side.Next we're going to tighten and twerk all of our hardware to specification of the instructions and then we're ready to go. That'll do it for looking at an installation on a Curt front-mount trailer hitch on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.


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