Front Mounted Receiver | Draw-Tite | Dodge

SKU 65003

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Front-mounted hitch 65003 from Draw-Tite allows a variety of accessories to be mounted on the front of your Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 truck. Rated up to 9,000 lbs. line pull and up to 500 lbs. tongue weight. Features a 2 inch square receiver tube opening and A-coat base with black powder coat finish.

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Product Specs for Draw-Tite 65003

  • Vertical Load:500 lbs.
  • Line Pull:9000 lbs.
  • Instructions:Draw-Tite 65003 Installation instructions
  • Drilling Required:No
  • Warranty:Limited Lifetime
  • Note:Rubber air deflector/fascia must be removed or trimmed to install hitch.
  • Manufacturers Part Number:65003
  • UPC: 742512650037
  • MPN: 65003
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Draw-Tite 65003 Details

The Front-Mounted Hitch Receiver from Draw-Tite comes in handy when you need it the most. It allows you to use a wide variety of accessories, like bike racks, on the front of your truck, van, or sport utility vehicle.

The front hitch has a 2 inch wide square receiver tube opening giving you a wide variety of options and the 9000 lb line pull rating gives you the strength you need. The 9000 lb pull rating makes it ideal for all types of winches. Keep your winch on a mounting plate or cradle and simply attach it to the front receiver when its time.

Towing a trailer and running out of room?

Use your front mounted receiver with the optional spare tire carrier and free up that valuable space by relocating your spare tire to the front of the vehicle. Use the front receiver for your cargo carrier or bike rack.

Having a difficult time getting your trailer into tight spaces?

Simply connect your trailer to the front receiver to steer it into difficult spaces.

Want easy access to your engine compartment?

Add a work step to your front receiver and gain access to those hard to reach areas in your engine compartment with ease.

Draw-Tite front receivers are designed specifically for your model of vehicle for simple installation and superior fit. They are J-Pin ready. Draw-Tite’s J-Pin ready design allows for the most confident and secure hookup in today’s towing market by compressing the hitch mounted accessory against the inner side wall of the hitch receiver tube. Once attached, the hitch and towing components seem virtually welded together, eliminating sway and rattle.

Features - Front Mount Receiver Hitch

  • 2 inch square receiver tube opening
  • Front mounted receivers offer a secure and useful attachment point
  • Up to 9,000 lbs. line pull
  • All frame attachment
  • Draw-Tite J-Pin® ready for easy and secure hookup
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Solid All-Welded Construction for Maximum Strength and Safety
  • Custom Built According to Manufacturer Model Year
  • Ensures Perfect Fit and Top Towing Performance
  • Computer-Aided Design and Fatigue Stress Testing
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Vehicle Application Guide for Draw-Tite 65003

The 65003 Front Mounted Receiver | Draw-Tite | Dodge is engineered to work with specific vehicles displayed below. Can't find your vehicle, or need assistance, please give us a call at 1-800-358-4751 or 1-989-755-0561. Browse the category Front Mounted Hitches to view all vehicle makes and models.

YearMakeModelVehicle OptionInstallation Notes
1994 Dodge Ram 1500
1995 Dodge Ram 1500
1996 Dodge Ram 1500
1997 Dodge Ram 1500
1998 Dodge Ram 1500
1999 Dodge Ram 1500
2000 Dodge Ram 1500
2001 Dodge Ram 1500
1994 Dodge Ram 2500
1995 Dodge Ram 2500
1996 Dodge Ram 2500
1997 Dodge Ram 2500
1998 Dodge Ram 2500
1999 Dodge Ram 2500
2000 Dodge Ram 2500
2001 Dodge Ram 2500
2002 Dodge Ram 2500
1994 Dodge Ram 3500
1995 Dodge Ram 3500
1996 Dodge Ram 3500
1997 Dodge Ram 3500
1998 Dodge Ram 3500
1999 Dodge Ram 3500
2000 Dodge Ram 3500
2001 Dodge Ram 3500
2002 Dodge Ram 3500

Customer Q&A - Draw-Tite 65003

We have a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad cab 4X4 and I want to use the front mounted hitch to push our Windjamer travel trailer up our driveway and into our Butler Building (about 250 feet) where it is stored when not in use. We never leave it outside when not in use. The trailer has less than 650# hitch load. Do you see any problem? Would you please send me some installation and exploded view of the hitch? What about the installation, will it be just a bolt on without having to predrill some mounting holes? Could this be a one man job, or do I need to plan on having someone to help? Thank you Richard Lex

The 65003 front mounted receiver uses existing holes. You can download the installation instructions on the 65003 product page on our website. The instructions show what tools are needed, etc. The hitch has a rating of 500 lb vertical load and we cannot recommend using it with a vertical load of over 500 lbs. This can be installed with one person.


Draw-tite is the leader in trailer hitches, ball mounts, and trailer towing products. Over fifty years and millions of trailer hitches later, Draw-tite’s 500 dedicated employees put the same care and patience into every hitch they build today as Bill Whichello did fifty years ago. Draw-Tite also make use of technologically advanced equipment and the most experience in the industry to meet the challenges of tow vehicles. The basis of Draw-tites continued success is that Draw-Tite trailer hitches are custom fit for each vehicle. This makes them easy to install. A dealer simply bolts one piece, welded trailer hitches to the vehicle frame. Most installations take 30 minutes or less.

Draw-Tite Warranty

1 Year Limited Warranty

Draw-Tite has a 1 Year Limited Warranty on all products.

Some products have longer warranty coverage periods. This coverage is item by item and you should review the warranty information included.

What the warranty does not cover

Normal wear and tear over time, damage from abuse or neglect, and damage resulting from accidents is not covered. Improper installation including welding will void any warranty.

Any alteration of products beyond the included installation instructions will void the warranty.

You can view the full details of Draw-Tite’s warranty here.

How to get service

For warranty claims on Draw-Tite products contact Cequent Performance Products by phone at 1-800-521-0510.

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