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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 # C31088
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Easily attach a variety of accessories to the front of your vehicle with this corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more. 1-636-306-4830 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C31088 or order online at etrailer.com. 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 - C31088

  • 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 corrosion-resistant trailer hitch receiver. Perfect for winches, spare tire carriers and more.


Features:

  • 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
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over steel resists corrosion
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Assembled in USA


Specs:

  • 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


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At etrailer.com 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.



31088 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C31088 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C31088

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

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

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etrailer gave very good service at a good price! I couldn’t believe how fast this front hitch for my 2021 Silverado was at my door. It was so easy to install,45 minutes in my driveway, with no issues. Great step by step instructions. I elected to just take the lower valance off and probably leave it off instead of cutting a hole in it, at least for now. This is my third truck that I have had with a front hitch on it and it is so nice for backing my pontoon boat or my 28’ enclosed snowmobile trailer into difficult places! As long as I have a trailer I would not be without a front hitch on my truck. Some people don’t understand “why a front hitch?” They have never used one and if they did they would know and understand why. Thank You etrailer.com




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Received my Curt Front Mount Hitch in a big box with substantial amount of scars and holes in the box. Upon opening the hitch was literally just sitting in there with the little bag of install parts Packing tapped to the hitch. No Bracing, Packing Insulation or padding whatsoever. The hitch was fairly scared up but didn't look like there was any real damage. So I re-painted the unit and went ahead and used it. The instructions are pretty vague. Especially when it comes to cutting your lower Air Deflector. I will likely have to replace that piece when I sell my truck since figuring out that the 3" X 2.15" listed in the instructions is from the bottom. The way it was described I thought it poked through the Air Deflector.. soon learned I was wrong and ended up cutting the deflector way more than needed. Shame the instructions weren't better! Once installed it fit and works great.




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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Nice looking hitch, however the instructions could be improved and the pictures depicting the instructions were almost unable to view.
For what the hitch costs how about some understandable color pics. The reciver is very low @8" off the ground on my 4wd. Could be re designed for more ground clearance. I'm sure ill have problems with the clearance issue


Comments
I recommend taking a look at the instruction details link on the product page as this will have colored pictures to reference. I checked and we do not currently offer a hitch that would give higher ground clearance for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2020.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/10/2022


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Chevrolet Silverado

A good solid product. I used it for the front of my 2020 Chevy Silverado trailboss for a custom surf fishing rack I built to carry a cooler and rods. Mounted up easy and will never be the weak point for my set-up. Good product.




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2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Installed on my 2020 Silverado in less than an hour. This is my 3rd hitch from E-Trailer. Fast delivery.
Tip: After installing the 7/16 hex flange nuts, I used washers between the 2nd 7/16 nuts to protect the holes in the skid plate.
Also purchased trim for the air dam cut out for a finished look. Heated with hot air gun to make it more plyable.




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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

I’d give it 5 stars if the instructions were correct. This model does NOT require trimming of the plastic as the instructions say. Don’t do it. I’ll attach pics. The bumper brackets must be removed in order to get it to fit. That’s not mentioned in the instructions but is on other comments. It’s not hard. It really helps to have two people when lifting and bolting. A small impact wrench is nice too.




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Easy install




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Installation took about 1.5 hours. Product arrived on time and installed as advertised in directions.




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Fairly simple install and the included instructions were accurate. etrailer.com processed and shipped the order quickly. Overall very happy with my purchase.




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2021 GMC Sierra 1500

Would of gave it five stars but on the GMC At4 a (useless unused) bracket on each side of frame had to come off and stay off for it to fit.




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Very fast service. Thanks!




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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Super fast shipping,fair price,using the front hitch for a cargo rack for extra storage on a pick up with a slide in camper.




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Your service is excellent received it when you said I would and Like I stated I originally ordered it through real truck and I was going to take three months to get it in thanks again




by: 04/08/2021
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Going to transport Bicycles with this hitch. Fit good and was not very hard to install. This is my second front mount hitch that I have installed from Curt. Glad there is no drilling involved to install.





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package was ripped with part of frame sticking out. Have not looked into how the instal will go




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This was fairly easy to install in just over an hour, without help. Bolted to factory bolts with no drilling. Fit truck and frame perfectly. Works great for my home plow.




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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Thanks Fast Delivery




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Took 3 hours to install , hot day, couple mistakes, instructions could have been more detailed, seems to be reasonably strong- time will tell




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Installed easily just like the directio ns.




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Comments
Great! People keep asking why the trailer hitch on front, then I tell them it’s for a bike rack!
William - 04/27/2022


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Product fitted as advertised. Solid construction.
Paint
excellent!




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Fit like a charm!




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  • Will the Curt Front Hitch Fit a 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss
    Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31088 is a confirmed fit for a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt for you as well. The Curt Trailer Hitch is a direct bolt-on fit so no drilling is required and it has a hidden design so that only the receiver tube will be shown once installed. The installation process is certainly something you can do at home with just basic tools taking most around thirty minutes to an hour. The Curt...
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch for 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Reduce Ground Clearance
    While I don't have an exact figure I can give you I can show you what the Curt Front Hitch part # C31088 looks like installed and from there we can tell that it's going to reduce the front ground clearance by 3 inches give or take.
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  • Where Will Curt Front Mount Hitch Receiver # C31088 Sit In Relation to Bumper on 2019 Sierra 1500
    When installed on your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31088 will extend close to even with the front bumper under the truck. I have attached an image of the hitch installed on your truck that you can use for reference. We haven't had a chance to install the hitch ourselves on the 2019 Sierra yet so I can't tell you exactly where the receiver will sit in relation to the bumper, but I did go out to our warehouse to take a quick measurement on the hitch that will...
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  • Correct Front Mount Hitch for a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C31088 I can confirm fits a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
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  • Front Mount Hitch for a 2021 GMC Sierra 1500
    We do not have pictures of the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch, part # C31088, mounted on a 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 because we have not had the chance to install this combination ourselves yet. However, fear not, because our good friends at Curt have this listed as a confirmed fit. This will work with your new Sierra 1500.
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  • Front Hitch that Fits 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4
    For your 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 we have the Curt front hitch part # C31088 as a confirmed fit. The only versions of your truck this does not fit are the diesel models.
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  • Front Hitch Receiver Recommendation for a 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500
    I recommend going with the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C31088 for your 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 because the receiver fits snug up to your front bumper so you only have to make a smaller cutout in the front bumper as opposed to a solid square. Attached are the installation instructions for you to check out. If you let me know what you plan on using the hitch for I can make some additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • Front Mounted Hitch Receiver Fit for 2019 Chevy Silverado Z71
    As you might know, 2019 was a split model year where GM actually produced two distinctly different 1/2 ton trucks. The Silverado 1500LD is mechanically and visually the same as the 2018 Silverado 1500 which was the last model year of the 3rd Generation Silverado. The truck known as the 2019 Silverado 1500 is the first model year of the 4th Generation and is an all-new vehicle. The Curt # C31088 front mount receiver you asked about is a fit for the 2019 Silverado, which is also referred...
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  • Curt Hitch that Fits 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 with Factory Hitch
    The Curt hitch part # C31088 that you referenced is actually a front hitch so it would not interfere at all with the factory hitch on your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. We do have the Curt hitch part # C15307 which is a confirmed fit for your truck with a factory hitch. This does hang below the factory hitch so ground clearance is affected. See picture.
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  • Front Hitch Options for 2020 GMC Sierra 1500
    The Draw Tite hitch # DT45MR does fit your 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 but we also have the Curt # C31088 available too. The Draw Tite fits more sub models so it would be what I would recommend.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch For A 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 With The 2.7L Engine
    The Draw-Tite # DT45MR is designed to work with the 2.7L and 3.0L engines in a 2020 GMC1500, so it will be the one I recommend for you. The Curt # C31088 is built with different brackets and will not able to be used, unfortunately. However, the # DT45MR is rated up to 9,000 pounds of line pull capacity and 500 pounds of tongue weight, so it is a highly capable hitch and will definitely serve you well.
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  • Comparing Front Mount Trailer Hitch Options for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500
    There are multiple front mount trailer hitch options for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500, the Curt part # C31088 and Draw-Tite part # DT45MR (Replaces 65082). The Draw-Tite was recently redesigned to work on 2.7L Turbo or 3.0L Diesel engine models whereas the Curt is incompatible at this time. I recommend the Draw-Tite due to the wider fit range.
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  • Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 w/ the 3.0L Duramax Diesel Engine
    Our fitguides get updated regularly when we get new information from our techs after they do installs. There has been a revision to the fitment of the Curt item # C31088 front end hitch on the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500's. It no longer fits and the question you referenced has been taken off of our website. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver item # DT45MR is confirmed to fit your 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 3.0L Duramax Diesel engine. The Draw-Tite uses different mounting points...
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  • How to Install SnowBear Plow to 2021 GMC Sierra 1500
    To use a SnowBear plow with your 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 you'll need to install a front mount hitch like part # C31088 (does not fit a 2.7L Turbo) and then use one of their hitch-mount snow plows like the Personal Snowplow # SB324-080 which is 82" wide x 19" tall and comes with an electric winch to raise and lower the hitch. The last time SnowBear made a custom mount for their WinterWolf snow plows for a GM truck application was for the 2018 model year which is why you'll have to switch everything...
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  • Front Mounted Receiver for 2020 GMC Sierra AT4
    We do offer some front receiver fits for the AT4 trim package of the 2020 GMC Sierra, unless it's a 1500 series that has the 2.7L turbo engine or the 3.0L Diesel engine, as the additional plumbing and intercooler won't allow a front hitch to fit. For the 1500 series with no Turbo or Diesel, you'd use the Curt # C31088. For the 2500 or 3500, you'd need the Draw-Tite # DT57MR front receiver which works on all models of the 2500 or 3500, regardless of engine. The Curt # 33328 fits an older...
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  • Replacement Brackets For A Snow Bear Plow On A 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Though we would not be able to get you the correct Snow Bear brackets for your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 because of lack of information on what exact model you have. The only option that we have would be to purchase a new snow plow setup. The SnowBear Personal Snowplow # SB324-080 will attach to a front mount hitch # C31088 which is confirmed to fit your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The plow has an electric winch that allows you to easily raise and lower the plow. The plow has a...
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  • Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver For a 2021 GMC AT4 with 3.0L Duramax Diesel Engine
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT45MR is confirmed to fit your 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 3.0L diesel engine. This receiver is rated for a vertical load up to 500lbs and a line pull rating of up to 9,000lbs. This Draw-Tite uses different mounting points than the Curt # C31088 that you installed on your 2019 Trailboss. The Curt will not fit the 3.0L Duramax or 2.7L Turbo Gas engine due to the intercoolers. I recommend using the WeatherTech BumpStepXL # WT81BS1XL...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 behind RV
    We have the parts you'd need to flat tow your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 but you can't use a front hitch for that since they aren't designed for that. Instead you'd need a base plate kit like the part # BLU54VR which is a confirmed fit for your truck and has two removable arms that secure to a tow bar. I attached a picture that shows this base plate installed on a similar Sierra using the very popular and easy to use Blue Ox tow bar kit # BX7420 which also comes with safety cables. For...
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  • Front Hitch for 2004 Fleetwood Bounder?
    We have a solution but the Curt # C31088 FRONT hitch you referenced is not a match for your Bounder motorhome. I reached out to my technical contact at Curt (Manufacturing) and he said that they don't even try to front fit motor homes. Even if you found something to fit at the front of the Chevy frame, the issue is the foot or so of trim and fascia beyond the front end of the frame. I suppose that a mechanically inclined person could try a generic hitch mount like the Curt # C13701 or...
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