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

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

Item # C87FR
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT front receiver hitch part number C87FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices 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 - C87FR

  • 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 the 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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31090 Curt Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C87FR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2019 - 2021 Ram 1500 with factory tow hooks
  • 2019 - 2021 Ram 1500 without factory tow hooks



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Customer Reviews

Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" - C87FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (23 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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This took a lot longer than I thought it would (about 3 hrs), mainly for figuring out how to get the right tool into the right place, but it turned out really good and will be great to put a bike rack on the front while towing our trailer in the rear. I was also able to re-install the tow hooks as well as part of the installation. You will definitely have to reach way back up in there to install and get ahold of a hitch pin any time you use it, but it looks really clean and you can't really even tell it is there when the license plate is on (you have to remove license plate any time you want to use it). I highly recommend using a floor jack to prop the hitch up into place so you can maneuver it around the air dam a bit more easily and line it up with the holes. The instructions could have used some better pictures of actually how to get it up into place. I had to get it in by just barely fitting it in front of the air dam and then jacking it up and around it. End product though looks really good.


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I gave up trying to install the front hitch on my 2020 Ram. ped the truck Off at local shop. Figured with a lift and a couple of guys it would be a slam dunk. Surprised when I picked up the truck the guys said it was a very difficult installation. Took 3 guys to get the hitch in place and install with the provided hardware. I was not present during this part of the install but I know and trust these mechanics and have used them for many years. I installed a similar hitch on my previous truck- a 2004 Tundra. I was able to do that one by myself. My advice to anyone planning to install a front hitch on a Ram 2020 to seriously consider use of a lift and skilled mechanics.
-- comment by: Tim V - 08/04/2022


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Took some careful cutting of the air dam (or whatever it's called) but it's proven invaluable. Don't leave home without it, if you want to snake a trailer into someplace you wouldn't ordinarily snake a trailer.


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The older I get the more useful this is. Any old man will understand.
Boswell - 11/19/2022


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Dodge Ram Pickup

Pretty easy install on a 2022 Ram 1500. You do have to relocate the front tag, but if you have the skill to install the hitch, moving the tag should be no big deal.




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The product and insulation are straightforward. It took approximately 1 1/2 hours to install. More time was spent cutting the shroud as the instructions gave a measurement which was too small.
California requires front license plates which covers the hitch, license plate needs to be removed to install hitch but does the job what time!




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2019 Dodge Ram Pickup

Perfect fit and very easy to install. On my truck 2019 1/2 ton Ram 4x4 you have to look very close to see it has a front hitch.


Comments
One year later the product is working great.
Ron - 04/24/2022


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It was very easy to install I'm a DIYer so I only have ramps and a mechanics dolly but I was able to get it done. The online instructions were very helpful, they gave me a clue as to what to expect installation wise. I ordered from etrailer in the past and the item arrived quickly. I would definitely use them again.




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The brand of product is just that but the difference is in the retailer. etrailer has always been helpful with great pricing.




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all parts fit without any trouble




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2019 Ram 1500

Etrailer shipped product faster than they said, but when got home and package was busted on two ends. Scuff marks on receiver part of hitch and another side. No problem really little paint before I put it on cause using it on the beach. Will never see.




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Following the completion of my order I received a shipment notification early the next day. I received the trailer hitch receiver the 2 days after placing my order. The hitch was complete and installation instruction were provided. Installation took about 2 hours. I recommend purchasing from etrailer.com.




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Easy install just getting too old about 3.5 hours look good




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It was a perfect fit. I only gave it 4 stars because the instructions could have been better.
The instructions for the 2 bolts that go in from the front could have been better. I saw that if you take out the 2 covers where the tow hooks go through the front, you can get to those 2 front bolts very easily. Nowhere in the instructions does it tell you that.




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easy no drill installation. perfect fit.
Should have two people to install because of the weight, but one person can do it if you have a jack to put in place.
Everything went smoothly. Also quick delivery which was nice and well packaged so no damage.




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Easy to order, easy to install, good price and it showed up quick.




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Fast and what I needed



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See what our Experts say about this CURT Front Receiver Hitch

  • Curt Front Mount Hitch for 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman without Factory Hooks
    Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C87FR that you referenced is confirmed to fit and will work perfectly on your 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Short Bed without the factory tow hooks. This is a custom hitch that's designed to line up to existing holes in your truck's frame to allow for a simple no-drill installation. It features a 500 pound vertical load limit and a 9,000 pound line pull capacity. I have attached the written installation instructions that you can check out as well.
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  • Do Tow Hooks Have to Remove for Front Hitch to Fit 2020 Ram 1500
    The tow hooks of your 2020 Ram 1500 do need to be permanently removed to install the Curt hitch # C87FR that you referenced. There isn't a similar hitch that would allow the tow hooks to remain.
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch fit 2019 Ram 1500 with a Speed Deployed Air Dam
    I double checked with Curt and the only versions of the 2019 Ram 1500 the Curt front hitch part # C87FR does NOT fit is the Rebel or Diesel engine models. So, if you don't have a Rebel this would work. The retractable air dam you mentioned would be behind the fascia this hitch fits through so it would not be an issue.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch For 2020 Ram 1500 Lone Star
    Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C87FR is a great option for a front mount hitch on the 2020 Ram 1500 Lone Star. It is rated for a line pull of 9,000 lbs (winch) and vertical load of 500 lbs (tongue weight). I have attached the installation instructions for your reference.
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  • What is the Weight on the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part # C87FR
    The weight on the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" part # C87FR is just under 50 Lbs. This is also confirmed to fit your 202 Ram 1500.
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  • What Does the Curt Front Hitch # C87FR Look Like Once Installed?
    Yes! I can definitely provide you with a photo of how the Curt Front Hitch # C87FR looks when installed on a compatible Ram model. Please see the attached picture for your convenience. The truck in the picture is a 2020 model. The great thing about the Curt front hitch is that it has invisible crosstubes that makes for a more factory look without any visible bulky components.
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  • Will Curt Front Hitch for 2019 Ram 1500 Work with Active Air Dam
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C87FR which is a fit for a 2019 Ram 1500 will work on models with the active air damn behind the fixed splitter. This can actually be seen in a photo from the instructions which I attached below, it's in the lower left hand corner.
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  • Does Curt Front Hitch # C87FR Fit 2021 Ram 1500 with Tow Hooks
    Yes, the Curt front hitch part # C87FR that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Ram 1500 with factory tow hooks. The tow hooks of the truck do need to be removed to install this hitch though which is the case for all front hitches that fit your vehicle.
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  • Is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible With Automatic Air Dam on 2021 Ram 1500
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C87FR will not interfere with the automatic air dam on your 2021 Ram 1500. See the attached photo which shows the hitch installed on a Ram 1500 like yours. The automatic air dam can be seen in the lower left hand corner of the picture.
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  • Correct Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2021 Ram 1500
    Yes, the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C87FR for a 2021 Ram 1500 works on models with or without tow hooks. That being said, if you do have tow hooks, these will need to be permanently removed prior to installing the hitch. If you need to, you can use something like the MaxxTow Tow Strap Loop part # MT70029, to use as a pull point for a tow strap since there isn't a hitch for the 2021 Ram 1500 that doesn't require the tow hooks to be removed if present.
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  • Will Curt Front Hitch for 2019 Ram 1500 Block License Plate
    I do show that the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C87FR which is a fit for a 2019 Ram 1500 will interfere with the license plate but only when the hitch is in use. Therefore, if you don't have anything in the hitch then the plate can remain in the factory location. I would simply use the upper mounting holes in the bumper for the lower mounting holes on the license plate while the hitch is in use.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Option for a 2021 Ram 1500 with Tow Hooks
    I do have an option for you but the only trailer hitch option we offer for a 2021 Ram 1500 with tow hooks is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C87FR. The hitch is pretty recessed behind the bumper which makes for the best overall appearance but this does sometimes mean the hitch pin may be a little more difficult to use. The hitch is something you'll be looking at everyday so the priority is appearance for most.
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  • Front Mount Trailer Hitch For A 2020 RAM 1500 Limited With Speed Activated Automatic Air Dam
    Yes, per Curt The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C87FR is confirmed to fit your 2020 RAM 1500 Limited with speed speed activated air dam factory hooks and e-torque engine. The front mount hitch has an easy, bolt-on installation with no welding required. It has a gloss black powder coat finish over steel that resists corrosion. The hitch has a line pull of 9,000 pounds and has a vertical load up to 500 pounds.
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  • Can the Tow Hooks Be Removed To Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch On a 2020 Ram 1500
    The only front mount trailer hitch available for a 2020 Ram 1500 with the factory tow hooks is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C87FR. That said, you will need to remove the factory tow hooks in order to install the trailer hitch which I confirmed with Curt for you. The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65081 will not fit even with the factory tow hooks removed.
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  • Curt vs. Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2020 Ram 1500
    The front-mount trailer hitch receiver I recommend for your 2020 Ram 1500 is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C87FR because it is a much easier installation due to the fact there are fewer obstacles during the installation compared to the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081. The Curt requires you to remove and trim fascia but is otherwise just a bolt-on hitch. The Draw-Tite, on the other hand, requires that plus removal of the truck's splitter and air dam supports...
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  • Recommended Front Hitch for Ram 1500 Rebel.
    I have a solution for you, but none of the Curt front hitches like the # C87FR will fit on the 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel models. For that reason I recommend using the Draw-Tite # 65081 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2020 Ram Rebel as long as you do not have the factory tow hooks welded on. If your truck has the welded on tow hooks on the front there is not a compatible front hitch at this time.
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  • 2021 Ram 1500 Front Hitch for Diesel Models
    We do have a front hitch that fits your 2021 Ram 1500 with the EcoDiesel engine with the Draw Tite part # 65081. The Curt you mentioned does not fit the diesel models.
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  • Should I Buy The Curt C87FR or the Draw-Tite 65081 for My 2021 Ram 1500?
    The front-mount trailer hitch receiver I recommend for your 2021 Ram 1500 is the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # C87FR because it is a much easier installation due to the fact there are fewer obstacles during the installation compared to the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65081. The Curt requires you to remove and trim fascia but is otherwise just a bolt-on hitch. The Draw-Tite, on the other hand, requires that plus removal of the truck's splitter and air dam supports...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch For A 2021 Ram 1500
    Both the Curt # C87FR and Draw-Tite # 65081 front mount hitches are rated to 9,000 pounds of line pull and 500 pounds of tongue weight, so the real difference will be the install. This is done a little differently between and if you have the factory tow hooks, the Curt will be the only option. If you do not have the tow hooks, you can use either, but I do prefer the American made Curt between the two as it is more adaptable. I included pictures of both hitches installed for you to take...
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  • Front Receiver for 2019 Ram Big Horn 1500 With Tow Hooks
    2019 was a split model year for the Ram 1500, where they produced 2 different models. The Ram 1500 Classic is identical to the previous model year, while the 2019 Ram 1500 is an all-new model, the first model year of the 5th generation. If you have the Ram 1500 Classic, you'll want to use the Draw-Tite # 65062, which will require removal of the tow hooks. If you have the 2019 Ram 1500 (not the Classic) and it isn't a Rebel or a model with the Diesel engine, the Curt # C87FR will fit,...
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  • Availability Of Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2021 Ram 1500
    There may actually be a hitch option for you. While the Curt # C87FR you were looking at will not fit your 2021 Ram 1500 Rebel the Draw-Tite # 65081 is confirmed to fit the Rebel models as long as your truck does not have the factory tow hooks. If your truck has the factory tow hooks there is currently not a front mount trailer hitch receiver available, and I am not sure what modifications would be required to install the hitch. I included a link to the written instructions of the # 65081...
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  • Curt vs. Draw-Tite Front-Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2021 Ram 1500
    I would be happy to answer that question for you. The main difference between the Curt Front Hitch Receiver item # C87FR and the Draw-Tite Front Hitch Receiver Item # 65081 is the difficulty in installation. The Curt is way easier to install. You have to remove the front air dam and splitter to install the Draw-Tite. They both have identical capacities with a 9,000 lbs line pull and a 500 lbs vertical load limit. Since the capacities are the same I recommend the Curt item # C87FR based...
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  • Front Mounted Hitch for a 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock Model
    I just spoke with my rep at Curt and confirmed that their Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C87FR does fit the Warlock model of your 2021 Ram 1500 Classic. This is going to be the best and only option available for your model of truck. I have linked the installation instructions below.
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2022 Ram 1500 Rebel GT
    I recommend the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 65081 for your 2022 Ram 1500. This is a custom fit bolt-on installation with all needed hardware included.
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