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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"

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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Draw-Tite front receiver hitch part number 65005 or order online at Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2". Front Receiver Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Draw-Tite Front Receiver Hitch - 65005

  • Front Mount Hitch
  • Draw-Tite
  • 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
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design


  • 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

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. 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.

65005 Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details 65005 Installation instructions

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Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - 65005

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (99 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.


It was easy to install and I amv very satisfied and would recommend this company and its products.


Although it's a front hitch, when delivered, the sticker on the hitch says "not for front installation". Nice hitch and we installed it anyway, however it sat so high on our 1995 Suburban that the bike blocked the driver's view so we weren't able to use it in the front after all

I cant speak to the purpose of the sticker you describe. Draw-Tite confirms that this hitch is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and is indeed designed for use as a front mounted receiver hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 09/25/2022


I have had this hitch installed for just over a year now on my '99 2-door Tahoe. The install was pretty straight forward, and the hitch itself has held up quite well through a year's worth of abuse. I use it to run my bike rack out the front; the receiver protrudes just below the factory front bumper, maximizing ground clearance when adding length to the front of the vehicle. And as you can see, the kit comes with two sets of hardware in case you want to maintain the factory tow hooks like I have.


The hitch fit great. I really appreciated the little "guide wires" for getting the mounting bolts through their proper holes. I mounted a snow plow on the hitch and it works great.


This is the second front hitch I’ve ordered
great,looks nice on the vehicle fits tight under bumper like it came from the assembly line of my truck! I use it for my winches and moving trailers around the yard. Very easy install will take less than 20mins to install. I installed them on a 99 Chevy Tahoe and a 97 Chevy pickup. Very fast delivery from etrailer company


Overall great product and fit nicely! I was able to replace the apron and license plate holder afterwards with little modification, just had to cutout for the hitch. The photo shows how I plan to use it so not much stress for the hitch but it feels extremely solid, I’m sure it would be great for winching.

Chevrolet Silverado

Fits perfectly, i like that it comes with the guide wires makes it all go smooth and easy! Install was maaaybe 30minutes and super simple, using it for winch set up, it is perfect (1993 chevy 1500 silverado extended cab) no modifications needed to my truck! Definitely a cheaper solution than to buying a modified bumper for winching. Nice sturdy product.


This hitch worked out great. Easy install. I would have liked if the Draw-Tite product was not only designed in the US but also built in the US. Unfortunately the product is from Mexico. Regardless, eTrailer did great!


The unit exceeded my expectations. The fit was perfect. I also greatly appreciated the extra long bolts so that I could reinstall my OEM tow hooks. Those pulling wires are ingenious !


Peaches is my 95 Chevy and she loves the front hitch it helps to put the trailer right where I want


Love using front hitch to move boat.


drawtite front hitch receiver that bolts directly without modification onto vehicle and works smoothly for placing wagon in its small back corner storage space in a cramped storage yard.

1994 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Front receiver hitch 94 Chevy 1500 4x4 only took 1/2 hr for installation no problems.

Great product, I used it to push snow Meyer home plow and move various trailers around.
Daryl H - 03/25/2019

1993 GMC Suburban

Etrailer as usual did an amazing job. Shipping was fast. Product was easy to install. The wires provided were a huge help with getting the bolts aligned properly. My only regret is that there isn't enough projects and money at my house to order more things from etrailer, but they are always my first click when looking. Thank you guys keep up the outstanding work.

1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Great hitch, fit my 98 Chevy K2500 like a glove. The only thing I'd change is to include 4 longer bolts for people who have tow hooks like my truck has. Had to buy longer ones.

1999 GMC Yukon

I'm truly satisfied with the font hitch for 99 GMC Yukon and I will keep shopping with etrailer

1997 Chevrolet Silverado

my draw-tite front mount trailer hitch 2" receiver was shipped promptly and arrived as promised. My 1997 chev Silverado 4x4 has a 34" frame. It was easy to install in less than an hour with no drilling required. My tow hooks had long enough bolts for me to reuse them so I only had to use 2 rear bolts. If they had not fit it would have required I buy longer bolts.


By far the best item I've bought for my truck.Always use it for winching people out who are stuck in mud,sand sometimes myself and moving trailers.Was super easy to order didn't take long to recieve it, and was super easy to mount and bolted right under the front frame. Easy and is super reliable.Thank you etrailer.

1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Definitely a quality hitch that fit perfectly. The only issue I had while mounting on my 1999 GMC K2500 Suburban was that my bumper supports were in the way of installing the provided hardware in the most forward holes so I bought 4 longer grade 8 bolts to install through the tow hooks using the original threaded steel stock. An extra $10 saved me from taking the front end apart.

1997 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

Excellent fit packaged well was able to leave lower engine cover on and tow hooks would purchase again

1994 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

I received the front receiver hitch for my 1994 Chevrolet Ck series today and could not wait to get it installed a try it out. It is very well built and not too heavy. I am almost eighty years young and had no trouble at all with the installation all by myself.
Since I have no ramps to drive the front upon, I simply used a small scissor type jack to raise the hitch into place and bolted it up with no weight upon my body at all. Special thanks go out to your planners who thought up and included the "pull wires" in the package. They made it very easy for me to get all bolts into the frame holes to begin the installation. I think it would have been an almost impossible task without those wires.
As soon as I got it done, I connected up to a 20 foot utility trailer and moved it into place with ease. I will be doing much more of that in the future. Parking utility trailers while driving forward is much easier than doing it in reverse.
Thanks for being there for us and for stocking such fantastic merchandise.

1996 Chevrolet Suburban

I have used this hitch on the front of my 96 suburban for a year now. I use it for carrying beach chairs and coolers when we use the drive on beach. It was fairly easy to install to the existing frame and I was able to leave the tow hooks in place. I really like the supplied wires that allow you to fish the bolts into the areas where your hand does not fit.


Fit like a glove!

1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Product has worked flawlessly.
easy to install but needed to re-read the instructions a few times to make sure I understood.
Have bought three hitches so far.
Mounted this one on the front of the suburban to carry extra bikes for a bike tour.
Will be getting two more son.

We have used the trailer for multiple bike tours and for moving our camper into tight spots. We have also helped three friends install their new hitches, from e-trailer, after they saw ours. albeit, the instructions were a hair off on the last 2014 Outback Expect to get two more this coming year for the kids Subarus. Again, thanks for a good product.
Mark - 11/08/2018

1998 Chevrolet Suburban

On time delivery, actually one day sooner than expected,great quality. Just what I was looking for

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See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Front Receiver Hitch

  • Mounting Holes Dimensions for the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65005
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65005 has mounting hole dimensions that all measure 30-3/8" on center. The trailer hitch also measures 26" on the inside of the mounting brackets. I have attached a photo for demonstration purposes.
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  • How Far Down Does Receiver of Draw-Tite Front Hitch for 1999 Chevy Tahoe Sit
    From where the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch # 65005 mounts to the frame of your 1999 Chevy Tahoe to the bottom of the receiver opening is going to measure right about 1-1/4". The receiver itself is 2" x 2" and, it has about a 1/4" thick collar around the opening, and the brackets sit about 1" lower than the top of the 2" x 2" crossbeam.
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  • Front Mount Hitch #65005 fit on 1997 Silverado Z71 4wd
    The Draw-Tite Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 65005 will fit your 1997 Silverado as long as it's a 1/2 ton model with the 6 lug wheels. It will not fit the 2500 and 3500 models with the 8 lug wheels. You will most likely have to remove the fascia to install the hitch. After it's installed, the fascia can be trimmed to allow the receiver to pass through it, and re-installed.
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  • Does Front Air Dam Need to Be Trimmed to Install Front Mount Trailer Hitch on a 1998 GMC Yukon 4x4
    In order to install the Draw-Tite front mount trailer hitch, # 65005, the air deflector/fascia must be trimmed or removed on a 1998 GMC Yukon 4x4. I have included a link to the installation details for you. You will also need to determine if the front axle can handle the weight of a carrier and bikes. Keep in mind that your view will be limited with something mounted to the front and air flow will be reduced.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 1997 GMC Suburban Retains Tow Hooks
    The front hitch part # 65005 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 1997 GMC Suburban and will allow you to retain your tow hooks once installed.
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Front Hitch # 65005 fit a 1993 GMC Jimmy S-15
    Yes, I checked with Draw-Tite and they confirmed that the Draw Tite Front Hitch # 65005 that you referenced will work on your 1993 GMC Jimmy
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  • Will Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch Receiver # 65005 Fit 1989 Blazer K-5 4WD
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch Receiver, part # 65005, will fit the full-size Chevrolet Blazer for model years 1992 through 1994. It will not fit your 1989 Blazer. There is currently no front-mount hitch receiver available for your vehicle. I confirmed this with my technical contact at Draw-Tite. We do offer a rear hitch receiver for your 1989 Blazer, the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch hitch, part # 75129. This rear hitch is rated for 500-lbs tongue weight, and is also rated for use with...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 1997 Chevy Truck
    If your 1997 Chevy truck is a 2500 or 3500 and is 2WD then you'd want the part # 65021 for a front hitch or if it was a 4WD truck you'd instead want the # 65005. These both attach to the truck frame though as that's much stronger than the bumper of your vehicle.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver 1995 Chevy K2500
    I have two front mount trailer hitch receivers for your 1995 Chevy K2500. You can choose from either the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31042 or the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65005. Both trailer hitch receivers are a custom fit, have identical weight limitations, and have a 2" hitch receiver tube opening. The only difference between the two hitch receivers besides brand is that Draw-Tite is made in Mexico and Curt is made in the U.S.A.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 2000 Chevy Silverado K2500 4x4
    For your 2000 Chevy Silverado K2500 4x4 the front hitch you'd want is the Draw Tite part # 65005. For a plate to mount a winch the part # 6495 would also be a great solution as well.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation that Fits 2000 Chevy Silverado K2500 4WD with Tow Hooks
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 65005 is a confirmed fit for your 2000 Chevy K2500 4x4 that has tow hooks. You'd need to remove the tow hooks though to install this hitch. For a plate to mount a winch the part # 6495 would also be a great solution as well.
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  • Comparing the Curt and Draw-Tite Front Hitch for a 1996 Chevrolet K1500
    We currently have two front mount trailer hitch receivers for your 1996 Chevrolet K1500, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65005 and the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31042. They both have a 9,000 lb line pull and 500 lb vertical load weight capacity. They also both install using three holes on each side. The main difference between them is that the Curt hitch hangs down more. This means it will be more visible but it also means that if you have...
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  • Which Front Mount Trailer Hitch for a 1999 Chevy Suburban has the Best Ground Clearance
    I have included a picture. In the picture the top drawing is the Draw-Tite hitch # 65005. You can see how the receiver sits just below the bumper (and will stick through the optional lower fascia piece, if present). The bottom installed picture is from a customer who installed the Curt hitch # 31042. It is also below the bumper but appears to hang down lower than the Draw-Tite hitch. based on this the Draw-Tite hitch is going to provide better ground clearance.
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  • Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
    We carry two front mount hitches for your 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe. The Curt Front Hitch, # 31042 is a bolt-on hitch that does not require any welding or drilling to install, however, it will only fit 4WD models. If you have a 2WD model, then you will need to get the Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, # 65005. This is also a bolt-on application, however, some vehicles may not have a third enlarged hole drilled through the frame and if this is the case you will need to drill a 1/2 inch hole in the...
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for a 1997 Chevy 4x4 1500 Truck
    The most economically priced front mount hitch for your 1997 Chevy 1500 4x4 that we carry is the Draw-Tite Hitch # 65005. You will be able to retain your factory tow hooks with this hitch also. I attached a link to all of the winch plates we offer also.
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  • Front Hitch Recommendation for 1989 Chevy C2500 for Snow Plow
    I would go with the Curt front hitch part # 31042 over the Draw Tite part # 65005 as the Curt hitch has a lower hitch tube which we have found works better with snow plows. A lower hitch means the plow doesn't have to drop as far from the hitch which means less leverage on the plow assembly and hitch.
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  • Will Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch 31042 Fit a 1994 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The Silverado designation describes a trim class on the C/K series Chevy pickups in the 1994 model year. Front hitch # 31042 is a fit for all C/K models in this year as long as they have four wheel drive and do not have a 34 inch wide frame. If your vehicle is a 2 wheel drive model, or your outside frame width is at 34 inches, you would instead use Draw-Tite front hitch # 65005, which fits all the 1500 models. I have included links to the installation instructions for both hitches, if needed.
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  • Front Mounted Hitch for 1996 GMC K2500 4x4
    We do indeed offer a front mounted receiver for a 1996 GMC 2500 K2500. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 65005. I've provided a customer-submitted photo showing what the hitch looks like when installed.
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  • Drilling Required for Front Mount Hitch on 1997 GMC Yukon
    There's only a single 1/2 inch hole that may need to be drilled in order to install the Draw-Tite front mount hitch, part # 65005. According to Curt, their hitch for your 1997 GMC Yukon, part # 31042, does not require any drilling.
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  • Front Hitch Available for a 2005 Chevy Avalanche 1500 LTZ
    We do offer a front mount hitch for the 2005 Chevy Avalanche 1500. Curt confirms that their # 31302 front mounted receiver is a fit for the 2005 Avalanche 1500. I've linked an install video and the instructions for you to look over to see if it's something you'd feel comfortable tackling yourself. Curt tells me that a trained professional installer should be able to complete the install in about an hour, and it would take a typical do-it-yourselfer about twice that.
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  • Draw Tite Front Hitch that Fits 1989 GMC K2500
    We have a Draw Tite front hitch that fits your 1989 GMC K2500 with the # 65005 but there isn't a way to adapt the # 65078 to fit your truck.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 1990 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup
    I went to Curt's website to confirm. The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver item # 31042 will fit the 1990 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickups. This part fits a wide range of GM vehicles spanning over 10 years. The tech tip you saw was put on our website because of something one of our installers ran into using this product on a vehicle with a frame 34". Given that the bolts on your frame measure 30 1/2" on center, I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver item # 65005....
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  • Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatability With a 1995 Chevrolet K1500 Pickup
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65005 is confirmed to fit on your 1995 Chevrolet K1500. It will fit your frame dimensions as the mounting holes in the receiver are 30-3/8" on center. You should have either all 6 mounting holes already in your frame or you may have to drill the rearmost 2 holes as they are not always present on all vehicles. I have linked the installation instructions below. A Front Mount Trailer Hitch License Plate Relocation Bracket # 5443 will...
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  • Front Hitch Fit for 1989 Chevrolet K2500 4WD
    Curt front-mount trailer hitch # 31042 will not fit your 4WD 1989 Chevrolet K2500's 34-inch frame width. The other option from Draw-Tite, front hitch # 65005, will fit your truck so long as it is not the Crew Cab. This hitch install will require drilling, some fascia trimming and relocation of your license plate using a bracket like # 5443. The linked customer photo shows this item installed on a compatible truck.
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