Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - Curt

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How to Install a Front Trailer Hitch on a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500


Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to be installing Curt's Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C31071.This is what our hitch is going to look like when it's installed. As you can see, it's tucked up underneath our front bumper, so you're really only going to be able to see the receiver tube and it's tucked back far enough where you almost don't even notice it's there. It's got a 2" x 2" receiver end, so it'll work with any of your favorite accessories such as winch plates, snow plows, or over-the-bed extenders. It uses a 5/8" hitch pin and clip. One doesn't come included, but you can pick one up here at etrailer.com with part number PC3.It has a 500 pound tongue weight, a 5000 pound gross towing capacity, and a 9000 pound straight line pull. Now to help you when deciding on accessories, I've got a few measurements for you.

From the ground to the top inside of the receiver, it's going to measure about 10-3/4". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the front edge of the front bumper, it's going to measure about 9-1/2".We'll begin our installation at the front of the vehicle. We're going to have to remove a couple bolts that hold our tow hook on. We're going to be using those bolts to secure our front mount hitch. We'll use an 18mm socket and remove the bolt in the front of the frame just below the tow hook.

You'll do that on both sides.Next, we'll take the fish wire provided in the kit. We'll go through the small hole here located just in front of your sway bar, and we're going to bring it back and come out the square opening just above the sway bar. Next, slide a spacer over the coiled end and thread on one of the carriage bolts provided in the kit. Push those into the frame and pull your fish wire back through. Now, we do want to actually poke it just so it's right back in to make it easier to get our hitch into position, and we'll repeat that same process on the other side.Now with an extra set of hands, we'll lift our hitch into position.

Make sure you feed your fish wire through from the inside of the hitch towards the outside. We'll then lift our hitch up into position, use the fish wire to pull the bolts towards the outside, and once you've got both bolts pull out on each side, the hitch will support itself making it easier to install the rest of your hardware.Now, we'll install our bottom bolts first. These are the ones that we had just removed from our tow hooks. Once both of your tow hook bolts are installed, take your fish wire off the carriage bolts that we had slipped through the side, and when you're taking these off, be careful not to push the bolt back into the frame. I like to keep a little pressure on it as I'm removing it and while I'm installing the nut.

Use the nut provided in the kit to thread onto the carriage bolt, and you'll do that on both sides as well.Now tighten and torque all of your hardware to the specifications in your instructions. The carriage bolt nuts you'll tighten with a 19mm socket, and you'll tighten and torque the lower bolts that we're for our tow hooks using an 18mm socket. Now that you got your hardware tightened down, you're ready to hook up your favorite accessories and hit the road. That completes our installation of Curt's Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500.


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