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Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket

Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket

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Draw-Tite Accessories and Parts - 5443

  • Front Receiver Hitch
  • License Plate Holder
  • Draw-Tite

Use this hitch mounted license plate bracket with your front mounted receiver.


  • Fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Durable black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Measures 4-1/2" from the center of the furthest hitch pin hole to the back of the license plate bracket
    • Measures 2-3/4" from the center of the closest hitch pin hole to the back of the license plate bracket

5443 Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket

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Video of Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Front Hitch 5443 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number 5443. This is the Hidden Hitch Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket. It is designed to fit a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. This is the portion here that slides into the receiver tube of your hitch. Made from a nice sturdy steel construction and has a glossy finish on it, so it is designed to stand up well against rusting and corrosion and it's steel all the way around, the mounts on the back as well as the face plate, it's all solid steel. We'll go over a few measurements here. It's going to have an overall width of right at 9 inches and an overall height of 5 1/2 inches. Here on the back side, we have 2 different pin hole locations. You do want to make sure that when you insert this inside your hitch, that you do have enough room from the center of one pin hole to the back of the face plate here, that way you can actually make sure you can line up your pin holes and insert a hitch pin and clip to secure the plate bracket to the vehicle. I'm measuring from the center of the first pin hole to the back of the plate. We have a measurement of 2 3/4 of an inch.

From the back of the plate to the center of the rear pin hole, we're going to have a measurement of 4 1/2 inches. How this would work is you'd take it, you just slide it into the receiver tube of your hitch and you can line it up to whatever pin hole is going to best suit you and you need to take a 5/8 inch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock to secure it in place and those are sold separately. You can refer to the product's product page under related items or you can go to our website and type in part number PC3 and it's going to refer you to a standard 5/8 inch pin that comes with a clip. You can kind of see how that mounts there. Really simple installation. It's also very solid. It does come with all the mounting hardware that you need to secure a license place to the front face plate. It does have 4 bolts, 4 washers and 5 nuts and I believe that they are rubber locking nuts. That's going to complete today's review of part number 5443. This is the Hidden Hitch Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket.

Customer Reviews

Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket - 5443

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

Use this hitch mounted license plate bracket with your front mounted receiver.


I have been doing business with ETrailer for years and have to say their customer service is second to none.
I needed a way to mount a slow moving vehicle sign on my golf cart and this product was as describe and worked perfect for my application.
Product is a combination of not being over or under built.


Works well, sturdy construction


The provided bolts are too large to fit through the mounting plate.


Much heavier construction than I was expecting -- that's good. Hole slots aren't far enough apart (vertically) for my Calif license plate. That's not good. (C'mon guys, how hard would it be to research every state's plates and make the hole patterns match, based on the purchaser's address?)


Built like a battering ram! Required some minor adjustment for my states license plate but works perfectly and is rock solid!


I bought this to use with my hitch and swing out spare tire holder for my 4Runner. This ended up working out very well for me when I added a light to display my license plate. I used it the entire time I had my spare tire holder. I ended up selling the swing out spare tire holder and also gave this item to the person who bought it. I would recommend this to anyone looking for put their license plate. I would buy this item again if I decided to buy another spare tire holder.


Not overbuilt, not flimsy, but just right! Been missing my front license plate for awhile. Before "the Man" takes notice, I figured I'd better do something about it. Other companies had 30 lbs behemoths, others had ones made of plastic. This one is perfect. It should be able to handle a few oopsies without the vehicle being eligible for reclassment of being up-armored. If you're already looking for a receiver hitch license plate holder, you know what to look for and this is it. Go for it!


Great license plate bracket. The included hardware is sturdy. The four plate-mount holes didn’t really line up perfect, but they were close enough. I do wish the hitch portion was justified to the top/bottom of the plate, so that it didn’t hang so low.

As always, etrailer had what I needed, in stock, at competitive prices, with fast shipping and great communication. Really couldn’t ask for any more from them.


Great product. I removed my license plate holder on my wrangler and my spare tire. Where the spare tire was I have a delete plate with design so I put my license plate on the etrailer hitch with a lock on it which works out great.


Great way to cover your hitch. Looks good. My plate was welded a little crooked to inserts but was able to put in a vice and straighten it.


Nice look, fit, and finish. Heavy duty, thick gauge and NOT Cheap. Recommend a low cost hitch pin accompany this product; otherwise, there is nothing that will hold this bracket in place.


Did exactly what I wanted. Since a front plate is required for this truck. My only wish was it didn’t stick out quite as far as it does, but it’s not to bad.


well built , easy to use , really fast shipping Thanks Etrailer


This is my second purchase for this license plate receiver. It is exceptionally well built and will last a very long time.


Great product


Strong license plate mount.The plate can support more weight than a license, it is built sturdy and comes with 4 each bolts and nuts.


Product Is Too Short To Work Properly In receiver


Solid construction. Holes didn't line up with my Nevada license plate.


Works and looks great

Product has met all expectations and it has traveled to Nebraska as well as Key West, FL.
Dennis C - 06/06/2018


Good quality. Exactly what my husband wanted.


It was exactly what I wanted. I was able to install it the same day it arrived.


It does what it is supposed to do


Best online company to work with, by far. Thanks


easy purchase fast mailing thank you


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