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Default Front receiver that would accept a winch - 2011 RAM 1500

I just replaced a 2008 RAM 2500 with a 2011 RAM 1500. On the previous truck I replaced the front bumper with an large ARB bumper and Warn winch. For the new RAM 1500 I was considering having a winch on a tray such that it would mount to a receiver. With that scheme I could mount it either on the front or rear of the truck, allowing easier retreat if that was desired.

What I have not found is a good 2 inch receiver that can be installed on the front of the truck. I would like to find something actually designed with the particular truck in mind that gives a clean installation rather than a do-it-yourself one-off. Here is an example of the winch style.

Does anyone have a truck set up with a front receiver? Ideally a 2011 RAM 1500. If so, please provide a pointer to the mounting system.
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http://www.etrailer.com/Front-Hitch/...eid=2010301029 4X4



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Some good links, thank you for those. The Curt receiver is down at the level of the valance, appears to be just up against the bumper. Probably OK, but I would sure hate to pull up on a curb and have the receiver mount be the point of impact.

I just crawled under the front of the car and looks like some good pickup points for a receiver. I haven't measured yet but does not look as if one would fit through that plastic trim in the front bumper area. That would really have been the perfect spot. I am not too keen on the idea of carving the metal of the front bumper. And was hoping to not replace it.
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I believe that that plastic piece is just held in by little clips, you could pop it out & see if you could put a receiver through it, i am considering doing it to mine
in my business if i had a front receiver i could get 5 more cents a mile while doing a job



i had it on my last truck, mounted right under the license plate



i would then be able to have this set up
http://barneyspilotcar.com/pilotpole/index.htm
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