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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Skid Shield

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Skid Shield

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CURT Accessories and Parts - C31007

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Skid Shield

Protects front mount trailer hitch from low-lying obstacles. Fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.

C31007 Curt Skid Shield

31007 Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Skid Shield





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Video Transcript for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Skid Shield Review

Hi there, hard workers and off-roaders, today we're going to be taking a look at CURT's front hitch-mounted skid plate. Now, you may be looking at this and wondering, "Well, what does this thing even do"Well, it's really just a skid plate that protects your front hitch-mounted receiver because, if this wasn't here, and your receiver hit any low-lying objects, it could cause damage to the receiver, whether it bends it or nicks and damages the metal to where you could no longer put anything into the receiver. This just diverts all that away to ensure long lasting operation of your receiver, and it also does protect a portion of the vehicle here at the front.If you do any off-roading, this is also going to keep dirt and debris from collecting up and filling up inside the receiver here, because you don't want to have to spend the time to get the garden hose out and clean out your receiver every time you want to put something in it.This not only provides protection by diverting force away from the receiver in the front of your vehicle, but it also provides information. With the skid plate sticking out a little bit further than the front of your vehicle, if you hit anything you're going to hit here first and it's going to make a nice sound and impact and you're going to know, "Hey, I need to stop or slow down," or, "I just came into contact, I need to pull over," and you can check it out.The front here is a smaller portion where it is flat for anything that you might run into, like a wall or something. If you're parking in the garage, you could hit that first. And then, the bottom here is at a 45, and this is nice because if you have any low-lying objects on the ground, if you we're to hit directly into that, more of the force is transferred between the two, which could cause more damage, but putting it at a 45 helps divert the two objects away from the each other.As the vehicle wants to go forward and the 45 hits, it wants it to raise up, which minimizes the transfer of force between the two so there is less impact that transfers to your vehicle and to you on the inside.

And the whole purpose of this is to take the blunt of the impact. So, if this piece gets damaged but the rest of your vehicle is fine, it's going to be significantly cheaper to just slide this out and put a new one in than it would be to have costly body repairs or to have to re-install a new front mounted hitch because the receiver got damaged.I do also like, here on the front, they included a small hole, and you could use this as a tie down. Maybe you've got a ladder rack with the over the cab extender. This is just one more point of contact you can tie your loads down to.Compared to the draw tight, their shape, size, quality, and finish are all very similar, but the added tie down point in the front here, to me, just makes the CURT a little bit nicer. And I know some of your front mounted hitches don't stick out quite as far as this one in.

They're a little bit more tucked in, and you may be wondering, "Is this going to clear on mine"Well, I've got a few measurements for you to help you determine that. One of the biggest ones is how far it's going to stick out of your receiver, and that's determined based on the pin hole in our skid plate here. From the center of the pin hole to the closest point here, it's going to measure about three and a quarter inches, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of our skid plate, it's going to measure about six inches. The skid plate here at the front is going to be five inches wide by four and a quarter inches tall.In order to be able to take the blunt of the impact, it needs to be a very robust metal here at the front, so the entire steel construction of it is going to easily be able to knock those objects away. And to help protect the steel, we've got a black powder coat finish, which is also going to give it that nice sheen that it has and protect against rust and corrosion to ensure long lasting operation.And that completes our look at CURT's front hitch-mounted skid plate..

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Skid Shield - C31007

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)


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Looks well-made. I bought this to protect the front mount hitch which sits rather low on my 2016 Colorado.




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Gwen took my order and had my hitch out to me sooner than I had expected. The box took a beating in shipment so I checked to be sure I had everything. Everything was in place but I was missing two carriage bolts from the hardware bag. I put a quick call to Gwen at etrailer.com and she had my bolts back to me in a couple of days. I look forward to using my front hitch for transporting my Honda 2000i generator when camping with my truck camper and for putting my bay boat back into its garage that leaves very little room for error! The only negative was that the instructions were a little lacking; fortunately I am a bit mechanically inclined and was able to figure them out.




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For why this is supposed to accomplish it works great. If you get the Curt front hitch for 2015 - 2020 F150 you will need this because the ground clearance for hitch is not as advertised.




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Great service and excellent delivery time. Will definitely be ordering from etrailer again.




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Strong, looks good, and will help the front hitch from getting smacked in the event it runs into an obstacle. But I do wish that Curt would not put their name/advertisement on the front of it. I might spray it black to block out their advertisement.
One more thing, as these 2 inch draw bars/receivers go, they are a bit loose and wobble around a bit. Curt should have supplied some rubber shim to stop the wobbling and rattling.




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Looks great


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All the products from this order have held up to the abuse Ive put them through. Unfortunately/fortunately last month i acquired a new ram 2500, and will be buying new accessories from etrailer soon! Your customer service is great and prices are even better!!
Jason - 11/24/2018


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Excellent workmanship. It should protect the front hitch receiver on rocky trails, but being about 2" longer than needed (and a potential knee knocker) I won't leave it in the receiver all the time as intended. Since it has a 1/2" hole at the top, I bought a 3/8" shackle to help secure the front end of long roof-top loads.




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Works great with the hitch on the front of my 2015 half ton Silverado. Helps keep me off of parking blocks and curbs.


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still looks good after over a year works great on my silverado the hitch is not very high and this keeps it from catching on curbs and blocks etc.
Kevin V - 04/04/2018


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Inexpensive way to add a finishing touch to the front receiver. I removed the front advertisement sticker that I wish wasn't on there. It revealed another hole. So it has two holes in the front for who knows what reason. I do wish it had more holes in the male end so that there would be some adjustment when installed in the hitch. It sits a little further from the bumper than I would like.




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Great addition to my front tow hitch, highly recommend it for a standard two wheel drive 4Runner




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This is a nice piece and will make a good front receiver protector for my front hitch. Shipping by e-trailer was prompt with very good tracking app. George followed up on the shipment as well.




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Ordered with front hitch for GMC 3500. The hitch mounts very low and really needs some protection for the hitch opening. Chinese import but nicely made and finished.




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Front skid plate is great...Prior to buying this I'd torn up concrete on a couple of curbs because I was running with an unused hitch ball on the front receiver. This plate rides up on anything I hit and allows me to back off just as easily. It's great! Looks good, too.




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Lightening fast delivery to Canada, faster than most local shippers. I have not yet installed item, as my new truck will only be delivered in July.




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all worked out great




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Good fit and finish. Works perfect on my front receiver hitch on my Jeep Wrangler.




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Best value for a part to protect our front-mounted receiver hitch.




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Rock Solid for my front hitch off road




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Makes for fun conversations with my front hitch.




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Product is great. Arrived on time. Friendly service. Fit as expected and now safely protects my front hitch.




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Shipment was fast! Nicely finished - welding looks clean - Fits my new Curt front hitch properly.
We'll see how well the black glossy finish holds up to New England winters.




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Second unit for second vehicle.(I liked the first one so much)




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Perfect - gives just that little give if you touch a curb. Looks better than a gaping receiver too.




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Does was it is designed to do, no compl aints!




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does the job.... good price....



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  • Dimensions of Curt Trailer Hitch Skid Shield # C31007
    I pulled one of the Curt Skid Shields from our warehouse, and took the measurements you see in the photo. Overall, the item is about 8-3/8 inches long. The distance from the hitch pin hole to the closest portion of the skid plate at the bottom is 3 inches. From the hitch pin hole to where the bottom of the shank tube is welded to the skid plate is 3-1/2 inches, and the distance from the pin hole to the weld at the top of the shank tube is 5-1/2 inches.
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  • Dimensions of Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Skid Shield # C31007
    I have included some pictures of Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Skid Shield # C31007 for you. The overall height of the skid plate is 4-1/4 inches, overall width is 4-7/8 inches. The overall length of the unit end to end is approximately 8-3/8 inches. From the center of the pin hole to the back of the skid plate at the top it is 5-1/2 inches. From the center of the pin hole to the back of the plate at the bottom it is 3-1/4 inches.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
    The only front mount trailer hitch receiver that we offer at this time for a 2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL is the Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31012. This is a 2 inch hitch that offers a 9,000 lbs Line Pull capacity and a 500 lbs Vertical Load capacity. To help give your front mount hitch a clean look when not in use and to show off your support for etrailer you can use the etrailer.com Rubber Hitch Cover # 22282. If you are more worried about possibly hitting a parking block you can use the...
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  • Hidden Front Mount Hitch Options for a 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
    We have exactly what you are looking for! If your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is a Z71 then you want the Curt # C31069 but if it isn't you will use the Curt # C31012 instead. Both of these options mount in such a way that just the 2" receiver is showing under the front of your pickup. I have attached the written instructions for you to reference. You may also be interested in the Skid Shield # C31007 for when you aren't utilizing the front receiver.
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