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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"
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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Item # C31015
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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-800-496-5010 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31015 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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CURT Front Receiver Hitch - C31015

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • CURT
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 500 lbs Vert Load
  • 9000 lbs Line Pull
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square Tube

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


  • Front-mount hitch provides attachment point for hitch-mounted accessories
    • Winch, spare tire carrier, snowplow, cargo carrier and more
    • No more blindly backing trailer in - just hook it up and drive it forward
  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


  • Line pull: 9,000 lbs
  • Vertical load: 500 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

31015 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C31015 Installation instructions

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Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31015

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (57 Customer Reviews)

Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this fully welded, corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.

Dodge Ram Pickup

I got the hitch and made a appointment to have it put on. That fell through so I decided to tackle it myself. It was extremely easy, my wife helped hold it in place while I got the bolts started. I use the hitch which I install in the front of my 2500 Ram to haul my ebikes on a bike rack. Works excellent.

2017 Ram 2500

Excellent product. was shipped timely and while easy to install either have a other person on hand or use a jack to hold this thing up. For my truck you have to angelic back and then up to align everything. Also you are unbolting the front bumper so there will be some wiggling etc. A second person def helps!

2012 Ram 2500

I was totally amazed at the quality and the fit to my truck this hitch went on so easy even though I have a brush guard on this truck also. This item went on in about 45 minutes and that was to unpack it and get out the tools start to finish.

Great I use it all the time in tight places, so much easier then backing in a trailer in small areas
Jim M - 02/25/2017

2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Hitch arrived in three days, installed in an hour! Perfect fit on my 2017 Ram Tradesman 2500 HD. Will have to lengthen my bike rack tube due to design of rack. Thanks Sammy for calling Curt, then guaranteeing return shipping if no fit. You can hardly notice it's there!

2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Wasn't sure this part would fit on my 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon, because Curt hadn't "approved" it yet, but it went on very easy. They included longer bolts that were needed due to my built in winch and the feeder wires were a great help. I lost a little approach clearance, but it is worth it. etrailer was great during the order process.


We used the front hitch to handle an ebike rack. The hitch worked great, as we have been full-time RVing for the past 10 months and hauling the ebikes from Washington state to Key West. Would recommend the front hitch.


I have a 2014 2500 w/ a 6.7L Diesel. Intercooler was in the way so backing out the bolts on the right was impossible.

This hitch has been confirmed to be a fit for a twenty fourteen Ram twenty five hundred diesel. However, if you have an intercooler you may need to remove it as there isnt any other spot to attach the hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 08/06/2022


Pretty easy to install with the right tools. Not really noticable after it is installed. You do have to loosen the bumper, but you don't have to remove it. I bought it for a bicycle rack, works perfectly.


Good solid hitch. Took about an hour with help of my son. The drivers side on 2016 Ram Diesel was pretty easy but the passagers side was a bit challenging, because the two bolts that needed to be pushed in were being restricted on the other side but we got it done.


Ship time was super fast. Product is very heavy duty and the powder coat was perfect. All the hardware is included plus some cool wire to help fish a bolt through a tight spot. Directions were 95% useful and I also found a video by the manufacturer showing how to install it. Could not be more happy.


Measure it before you install it. Mine came in about 1/8” too narrow to fit my truck. Had to spend quite some time bending the ends to get it into place. Once in was very pleased with the look. It takes a bit of work to get it installed due to the design of the truck. Be patient!

It sounds like that the side brackets were knocked out of alignment. This can happen while in transit to our facility or to you. We do have a great FAQ that provides ways to move the brackets back into alignment so the hitch can be installed
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/09/2022


bolted up with vey few Oh S***s. The Oh S***ts wer my fault. Take your time it will fall into place.....


Very good product


First, the Etrailer experience was excellant! Easy to order, no shipping fees and fast delvery. Great job Etrailer.
Secondly, the hitch from Curt is a heavy duty and functional hitch.
Thirdly, the instructions provided by Curt are pictured backwards in the instruction sheets, and the professional mechanic took 1 1/2 hrs to install, and called Curt tech support( 1-800-798-0813 on 2-5-13, having to ask about the backwards pictures in the instructions and was told by the person from Curt--yep you are right, they are backwards!
Curt rating = Good( because of the instructions issue and it costing me more for the install. Should have been a 1/2hr. install from a professional, as per the instructions, and it was not!
If the instructions were correct, maybe a 45 minute to 1 hour install.


Solid product


The end results is what I needed. Everything in regards to etrailer was executed flawlessly. Purchase, shipping, etc. In fact I’m getting ready to make another purchase. Overall install took me a bit longer. I found removing the bottom plastic molding off the front bumper make raising the hitch and bolting in way less stressful as you have a lot more room to work. Also, in the very beginning I wish I would have marked the height of the front bumper. I had to adjust a couple times before I had everything back square and level. I had the extra time so no big deal. Will work great for my needs.

2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

Fast delivery. Fits like a glove on my 2012 Ram 2500 4x4. Installed by myself, took about an hour and half using two jack stands. Hardest part was getting the hole centered in the air dam. Only concern was whether I could get the bumper back to factory location as mine dropped appox 1/4". Couldn't get it back but took measurements and it was still level. Looks great!!


Works great....almost not noticeable when bike rack not in it....great for transporting bikes on front of truck while towing Airstream trailer with rear hitch.


Great product with excellent fit. Instructions leave a little to be desired.

2014 Dodge Ram Pickup

I put this on a 2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab. I use it in conjunction with the Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack w Anti-Sway - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches (TH934XTR) to take our bikes along when pulling our camper. It works well and sits out far enough to clear the front bumper. I considered the Draw Tite (65063), but I'm glad I didn't go that way as the bikes would have sat much too high and would have blocked my field of view. The bikes do bounce some, which made me nervous initially, but the hitch and the bike rack have held up well after one year.


Holds strong, works great


still flawless after one year and we get multiple uses out of it, quality and build are on point with no issues.

2018 Dodge Ram Pickup

I installed the hitch on my 2018 fwd ram today. The fit and finish on it was beyond my expectations. The directions provided with the hitch were minimal but accurate. Etrailer provided a video of the installation that was very helpful to let me know what to expect. Curt did a great job engendering the hitch with every detail addressed down to the wires needed to pull the bolts through a blind hole and torque specs . The only minor disappointment was the hitch was not secured in the box for shipping. The packaging was first class as far as size and structural integrity but the contents were not secured, and beat its way though the box. I would always recommend Etrailer. Great customer service pricing and exceptional website!!!


Easy to install, use it all the time no issues

2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

The hitch fit perfectly on my 2017 Ram Power wagon. The longer bolts included were definitely needed for the factory installed winch. I gave it 4 stars only because of the packaging not the hitch. This is the 2nd hitch I've ordered for a 2nd truck. The first one arrived a little bent and both arrived with torn boxes, dents, and scratched paint. The packaging needs to be upgraded to handle the weight. Also, one of the first items on the instructions is to remove the nuts that secure the bumper bolts, the top ones will be reinstalled...... I didn't loosen or remove these and everything assembled just fine.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Front Receiver Hitch

  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31015 Fit 2012 Ram 2500 4 x 4 Diesel with Automatic
    My contact at Curt Manufacturing confirmed that their front-mount 2-inch hitch # C31015 will indeed fit your 2012 Ram 2500 4 X 4 diesel with automatic transmission. He also confirmed it is compatible with the OEM winch. This hitch installs with included hardware and without drilling or welding. The linked video illustrates installation in a 2010 Ram. The written installation instructions are also included for your reference.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Availability for 2019 RAM 2500
    Yes, there actually is a front hitch option available for your 2019 RAM 2500, the Curt # C31015. There's a small portion that will need to be trimmed on your front bumper. I have attached a picture that shows where you'll need to trim along with the dimensions of the square opening.
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  • Do Top Nuts Need To Be Removed When Installing Curt Front Hitch # C31015 on 2018 Ram 2500
    The installation instructions for the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31015 does state to remove/loosen up both the top and bottom nuts on each side of the truck. The bottom nuts definitely needs to be removed as they will be replaced by the included hardware once the hitch is in place, however the removal of the top nut is really only to release some of the tension on the bumper that allows you to more easily slide the bottom bolt where it needs to be for the hitch brackets. If you're...
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  • Installing Curt Front Mount Hitch # C31015 on 2014 Ram 2500 Diesel
    I reached out to my contact at Curt regarding the issues you're having installing the Front Mount Hitch # C31015 on your 2014 Ram 2500 Diesel. He said they have not heard of this particular problem before. In fact when they did the test fit for this hitch they installed it on a 2014 Ram 2500 Diesel just like yours. I'm not sure if maybe the water cooler on your Ram was an aftermarket add-on or possibly part of a different factory package, but if the factory bolts aren't able to be removed...
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  • Under The Bumper Front Hitch for 2015 Ram 2500 4X4
    The only front hitch available for your 2015 Ram 2500 4x4 that actually sits below the bumper is the Curt # C31015. The Draw-Tite and Eco-Hitch alternatives you mentioned will both protrude through the middle of the front fascia/grille. The Curt hitch features a 900 pound line pull capacity and a 500 pound vertical load limit. I have attached the written installation manual along with a video that you can follow along with. I have also included an image that shows the hitch installed...
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  • Does Curt Hitch C31015 Fit 2016 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C31015 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ram 2500 Power Wagon that has the built in winch in the bumper.
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  • Is Install of Curt Front Hitch # C31015 the Same on 2016 Ram 2500 as Install Video for 2010 Ram
    Ride height on trucks has a tendency to go up over time we have found. I am not surprised that your 2016 Ram 2500 would have a higher ride height vs. a 2010 model. Fit and trimming would be the same on your truck but the hitch ground clearance would be different.
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch # C31015 Fit 2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon with Factory Hitch
    Yes, the Curt front hitch part # C31015 that you referenced will fit your 2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon with the factory built-in winch. We had a customer with basically your exact truck report back that it fit and worked well. I attached a picture they send us as well.
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  • Does the Curt Front Hitch for a 2015 Ram 2500 Come with Fish Wire
    Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31015 which is a fit for a 2015 Ram 2500 does come with the fish wire needed for installation.
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  • Front Hitch that Fits 2016 Ram 2500
    For your 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 we have the Curt front hitch part # C31015 that is a confirmed fit that would work well. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Curt Hitch C31015 Come with Install Hardware
    Yes the fishwire is included with the Curt front hitch # C31015 as well as all of the install hardware needed for the hitch.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Dodge Ram
    We carry a Curt front mount hitch that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, but the part # C31015 that you referenced only fits new Rams so it would not work for you. Instead you would want the # 31604 as it has been confirmed as a fit for your truck.
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  • Comparison Between Draw-Tite and Curt Front Hitch for 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch you referenced, part # 65063, does indeed protrude through the bumper. Based on your email stating the use of a winch, and ground clearance concerns, my recommendation would be this hitch. I spoke with my source at Draw-Tite and found that when installed, the end of the receiver protruding through the bumper is 6-3/4 inches from the face of the mounting plate. I have included an illustration showing this information. As per the included installation instructions,...
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Ram 3500
    I have a solution for you, but the Curt Front Hitch is only recommended for the 2500 series Ram trucks. Instead you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 65063 as it has been confirmed to fit your truck. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Curt or Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch for 2018 Ram 2500
    I am happy to recommend a front mount hitch for your 2018 Ram 2500, but I did want to first point out that the Curt # C31089 that you mentioned is not designed for your truck. This particular hitch is designed to fit the 2019 model Ram 2500, so it's not going to line up to the frame rails on your 2018 Ram. The correct Curt Front Hitch for your 2018 Ram 2500 is the part # C31015 as long as you have the 4WD. The Draw-Tite # 65063 you referenced as well is also a confirmed fit. Between these...
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  • Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2015 Ram 3500 Tradesman
    We do indeed have front mounted receivers that are compatible with the 2015 Ram 3500 Tradesman model. If your Ram has the front mounted tow hooks that protrude through the bumper (see photo), you can use the Draw-Tite Front Receiver, part # 65063. If your truck isn't equipped with the tow hooks, you'd need to use the Curt # C31015 which mounts to the frame members rather than the tow hooks. If you click the provided link, you can see a video showing the Draw-Tite model being installed...
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  • Should Draw-Tite Front Hitch on a 2013 Ram 2500 have Bent when Carrying 2 Bikes
    No, for that customer, Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" Item # 65063 should not have bent like that. But consider that there are more than 100 reviews on this hitch and they are overwhelmingly positive. With that said if you have reservations about this hitch there is another option; Curt front receiver # C31015. But it only fits 4-wheel drive models. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Which Front Hitch Fits 2017 Ram 2500 2 Wheel Drive
    The front end steering and suspension components are slightly different between the four wheel drive and the two wheel drive models of the 2017 Ram 2500 which is why the # C31015 does not fit the 2 wheel drive models. Only option we have is the Draw Tite part # 65063 which does mount right above the license plate. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Differences Between Curt and Draw-Tite Front Mounted Hitch Receviers for 2017 Ram 2500
    For the 2017 Ram 2500, Curt offers the # C31015 and Draw-Tite offers the # 65063. The difference between the two is that they mount in different places on the front of the vehicle, and the Curt model fits 4WD trucks only.. The Curt models installs so that the receiver tube sits under the front truck bumper while the Curt model's receiver mounts in a cutout in the center of the bumper so the receiver tube sits just above the license plate. The Draw-Tite version fits both 2 WD and 4 WD models....
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # C31015 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ram Power Wagon as well. It is a confirmed fit for all 2010 to 2018 Ram 2500 models with 4 Wheel Drive like your Power Wagon. The Draw-Tite # 65063 is also a fit for those same model years.
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  • Comparing Draw Tite and Curt Front Hitches for 2018 Ram 2500
    For your 2018 Ram 2500 we have two front hitches that are confirmed as a fit. We have the Draw Tite part # 65063 which has the hitch opening much higher as it comes out of the lower bumper or we have the Curt part # C31015 which has the hitch opening underneath the front end. The second pictures shows this hitch. The best one for your application will be the one that fits your needs the best. If you are going to install a plow in the hitch like the K2 # K2AVAL8219 you'd want the Curt,...
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  • Will the Curt Front Hitch Fit a 2016 Ram 2500 with the Westin Off-Road Light Mounting Bar
    In order to use a front mount trailer hitch on your 2016 Ram 2500 with the Westin Off-Road Light Mounting Bar 37-02595 you will need the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31015, not the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65063. The reason for this is that the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver mounts in the same location as the Westin Off-Road Light Mounting Bar which is why they will not work together. The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Comparing Front Mount Receiver Hitches That Fit a 2015 Ram 2500 4X4 For Carrying a Winch
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31015 does sit very far behind and below the factory bumper. When we installed it on a 2015 Ram 2500 like yours in our shop the hitch receiver pin sat 10" behind the leading front edge of the bumper. Since there are several different winches and mounts available and without knowing how the new bumper will change that 10" measurement it is hard to know exactly what will fit until the new bumper is installed. My biggest concern with this comes...
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  • Front Mount Receiver for a 2015 Ram 2500 Diesel
    No, the front mount receivers for the 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 such as # C31017 will not fit a 2015 Ram 2500. But we do have a front mount receiver that will fit. As long as your 2015 Ram 2500 is a 4x4 you can use front mount receiver # C31015. I have linked a video that shows how it installs.
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