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Recommended Front Mount Hitch For A 2017 Ram 1500  


I have become very concerned regarding my bike rack mounted on the rear bumper of our 25 ft. Mini Lite. I know it can be an issue regarding weight and stress. I have been considering a front mounted receiver on my 2017 RAM 1500 to connect the bike rack onto. Will this work? I am concerned that it would block the headlights even though I would not drive at night with it. Would it be considered illegal? Will it interfere with airflow to the radiator?


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When it comes to installing a front mount hitch on your 2017 Ram 1500 The Curt # 65062 front mount receiver hitch is a great choice for your vehicle. This front mount hitch has an easy, bolt on installation with no welding required. This front mount hitch with a bike rack attached to it will not block the headlights, and it will not interfere with the airflow to the radiator.

The hitch has a line pull of 9,000 pounds and a vertical load of 500 pounds. It has a black powder coat finish that covers an e-coat base which offers superior rust protection.

When it comes to getting the correct bike rack for the front mount hitch I recommend The Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack for 2 inch Hitches - Tilting # C18064. This bike rack can carry up to 180 pounds and has a carrying capacity up to 4 bikes. It has an anti-wobble hitch pin that reduces movement and noise in the hitch. It also has red reflectors on the end of each arm which allows the rack to be visible to other drivers at night.

I attached a review video link for you to check out..

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