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Ford F-150 Front Receiver Hitch Installation And Review Videos

     

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Ford F-150- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Ford F-150

Hi there, Ford owners! Today in your 2018 Ford F-150, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Draw Tite's Front Hitch Mount.And this is what our front hitch mount looks like when it's installed. The cross tube's going to be hidden completely behind the air dam here. So you'll only see the receiver here at the front and I like that the receiver doesn't stick out further than the front bumper so you're not going to be walk by it and be hitting your leg on it and really, for the most part, unless you're standing pretty far away, you're not going to see it because you're up high enough where the bumper just kind of covers it up from any high up angle.A front hitch is great for front-mounted accessories such as load extenders, ladder rack extenders, and winches. You can get a winch mount in here as well so that way you can use it to easily put your winch on and off and transfer it around. This hitch uses a five-eighths inch hitch pin and clip. Now, one doesn't come included with the hitch, but you can get one here at etrailer.com and just to the front of our hitch pin hole, there's a smaller hole here and that will allow you to use a J-pin which is similar to your regular hitch pin, but one end'll curve around and poke into this little hole here and the other end instead of just being secured by a clip, is threaded so you can tighten it down and it'll draw into this hole here and press it tight against the receiver acting as an anti-rattle device.This hitch has a carrying capacity of 500-pounds and that's the force going down on top, similar to what you would call a ton weight at the back on a rear hitch and it has a winch-load rating of 9,000-pounds, and that's how much it can pull if you're going to be putting a winch in here and as always, I recommend you ensure you don't exceed any of the capacities on your vehicle.Now I've got some measurements for you to help you in deciding on accessories. more


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11/9/2020 7:17:09 AM



Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-150- Video

Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-150

Ryan: Hey, everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today we're going to be talking about your best front hitch options for your 2014 Ford F-150. So, we're going to be looking at two different hitches today. Up top here, we're going to have the Draw-Tite, and below it we're going to have the CURT. Now, before we get too carried away talking about all the differences and similarities, I'd just like to point out which hitch I would personally choose for my own truck. I think I'd have to go with the Draw-Tite. more


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3/19/2020 1:07:39 PM



Best 2014 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options- Video

Best 2014 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options

Ryan: Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today we're going to be talking about your best front hitch options for your 2014 Ford F-150. We're going to be looking at two different hitches today. Up top here, we're going to have the Draw-Tite, and below it we're going to have the CURT. Now, before we get too carried away talking about all the differences and similarities, I'd just like to point out which hitch I would personally choose for my own truck. I think I'd have to go with the Draw-Tite. more


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3/19/2020 1:07:26 PM



Best 2013 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options- Video

Best 2013 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options

Ryan: Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today, we're going to be talking about your best front hitch options for your 2013 Ford F-150. We're going to be looking at two different hitches today. Up top here, we're going to have the Draw-Tite, and below it, we're going to have the CURT. Now, before we get too carried away talking about all the differences and similarities, I'd just like to point out which hitch I would personally choose for my own truck.I think I'd have to go with the Draw-Tite. That's for a couple of different reasons primarily, and that's going to have to do with clearance and the appearance of it. more


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3/19/2020 1:07:14 PM



Best 2011 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options- Video

Best 2011 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today, we're going to be talking about your best front hitch options for your 2011 Ford F-150. We're going to be looking at two different hitches today. Up top here, we're going to have the Draw-Tite, and below it we're going to have the Curt.Now, before we get too inaudible 00:00:18 to point out which hitch I would personally choose for my own truck, I think I'd have to go with the Draw-Tite. That's for a couple of different reasons primarily, and that's going to have to do with clearance and the appearance of it. That clearance is going to be one of the big differences between the two hitches. more


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3/19/2020 1:02:34 PM



Best 2010 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options- Video

Best 2010 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options

Ryan: Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today we're going to be talking about your best front hitch options for your 2010 Ford F150. So, we're going to be looking at two different hitches today. Up top here, we're going to have the Draw-Tite, and below it, we're going to have the CURT. Now, before we get too carried away talking about all the differences and similarities, I'd just like to point out which hitch I would personally choose for my own truck. I think I'd have to go with the Draw-Tite. more


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3/19/2020 1:02:24 PM



Best 2009 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options- Video

Best 2009 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options

Ryan: Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today we're going to be talking about your best front hitch options for your 2009 Ford F-150. We're going to be looking at two different hitches today. Up top here, we're going to have the Draw-Tite, and below it we're going to have the CURT. Now, before we get too carried away talking about all the differences and similarities, I'd just like to point out which hitch I would personally choose for my own truck.I think I'd have to go with the Draw-Tite. That's for a couple of different reasons primarily, and that's going to have to do with clearance and the appearance of it. more


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3/19/2020 1:02:15 PM



Best 2012 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options- Video

Best 2012 Ford F-150 Front Mount Hitch Options

Ryan: Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today, we're going to be talking about your best front hitch options for your 2012 Ford F150. So, we're going to be looking at two different hitches today. Up top here, we're going to have the Draw-Tite, and below it, we're going to have the CURT. Now, before we get too carried away talking about all the differences and similarities, I'd just like to point out which hitch I would personally choose for my own truck. I think I'd have to go with the Draw-Tite. more


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3/19/2020 1:02:06 PM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-150 - Curt- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Ford F-150 - Curt

Today on this 2014 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab, we're going to show you part number C31068. This is Curt front-mount 2" receiver hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed the truck. As you can see, this is our 2" receiver right here, which has a nice collar around the front of it, and it uses a 5/8" hitch pin right here. The distance from the hitch pin hole in the center to the outside edge of the license plate here is going to be about 8-1/2". Our measurement from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is about 11-3/4". This will vary with our 2-wheel drive like we have here or a 4-wheel driver where the chances are it will sit a little bit higher, plus tire sizes will throw it off as well. more


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3/16/2015 11:19:42 AM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford F-150 - Curt- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford F-150 - Curt

Today on our 2007 Ford f150, we'll be installing the Curt Front Mounted 2" Receiver Tube Hitch, part number 31352. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, winch mount, snow plow, or even a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 1/2". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 20 1/4". Now, to begin our install, we'll first need to remove the manufacturer's tow hooks and hardware if it has them. more


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12/2/2014 11:53:29 PM



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford F150- Video

Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Ford F150

Today we are going to install part number 65043 from Draw Tite and we are going to install this on a 2006 Ford F150. This will be a front mounted hitch. Our hitch will install on the inside of the frame. It will use existing holes that are in here. The holes that will be used in the frame will be the square hole here and this round hole up here, that is sometimes covered by this balance right here. We can start by actually holding up the hitch into position. This is a good one to have an extra set of hands for. It goes on the inside of the frame and there are 2 notches on there to keep it a little bit higher or a little bit lower depending on clearance with your bumper. It is a good idea to install your hitch as close as possible then install your hardware. In this case we have the hitch install in the lowest position. That should give you an idea of what kind of clearance you can expect. Once you have your bolts installed you can go ahead and install your hardware. You still want to leave it loose because you might have to move your hitch back and forth for the rest of the hardware. more


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7/22/2008 7:33:29 PM



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