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Tighten up your connection. This hitch receiver immobilizer keeps your tow bar, drop receiver, bike rack and other hitch-mounted accessories from rattling and shifting while you're on the road.
Note: This will not work with BX88235 or BX88241 high-low adapters.
Video of Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II - 2" Hitches
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Today we'll be reviewing part number BX88224. This is the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II. This is going to keep your hitch inaudible 00:00:10 accessories stable and secure. It's also going to help eliminate rattle and sway within your hitch receiver. It simply just stiffens and reinforces the receiver. It's a really quick system to mount. It's going to include the bracket, U-bolts and the nuts and this is designed to fit a 2 inch x 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. I'll go ahead and show you how it installs.
Weve got our ball mount inside of our hitch. What we need to do is place the immobilizer here on our mount. Then we need to take our first U-bolt and it's going to go from the top down through the holes and we can go ahead and install our nuts just to hold it securely in place. Well get those loosely on there. Then we'll take our other U-bolt, place it on from the side and that's going to come through the holes on this side of the bracket. We can simply take our nuts and thread those on.
You can see that with it loosely installed, we still have a lot of play inside of our hitch. If we take a 9/16-inch socket and just tighten those up, that's really going to help take out any rattle or wobble that we may have inside of our hitch. With all those tight, we'll give it another shake. You can see that it's nice and secure. There's no wobble or rattle inside of our hitch. That's going to do it for today's review of part number BX88224. This is the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (74 Customer Reviews)Tighten up your connection. This hitch receiver immobilizer keeps your tow bar, drop receiver, bike rack and other hitch-mounted accessories from rattling and shifting while you're on the road.
This product did a really good job of stabilizing my motorcycle carrier , and keep it from rocking. I had used another product before this , but it did not work nearly as good as this one. This one holds the receiver solidly to the hitch ,and is good quality. 285234
by: John B09/15/2016
The device really works and increases handling safety. Hitch slop was allowing my flat tow to move 1 inch either way sideways whenever it pleased (hit a bump or whatever), this set up a series of necessary steering corrections, while the two vehicles moved back and forth influencing each other. The process was quite frightening actually! I reached out to blue Ox for help and they suggested The Immobilizer might help . The tech support agent said I had to immobilize both the receiver and the 10 inch drop receiver I had. so I bought and installed two. I tightened up both and removed all play with dramatic results. I blame the Largest rv dealer in Florida for installing the hitch the way they did. They chose the components and charged me $2500. They obviously should know 2 inches of total slop at the hitch point was a total disaster! Even I know that now! I was a novice then. I know better now. I can't fault Blue Ox This product should be used more. John K. Boone Florida 294861
by: Gary G07/03/2014
Excellent and timely service and delivery, as I have come to expect from etrailer.com They deliver and are helpful if I have any questions. Highly recommended! 139002
by: joe t04/14/2015
Attached imobilizer to hitch and it took out all play both upward and sideways travel. Fast shipping and service from etrailer as always! 185177
by: Ron M03/06/2015
Usual excellent Blue Ox product. Very fast shipping. 177256
by: Larry G.07/17/2016
It is the only hitch immobilizer I have purchased that does the job. I have used J-hooks, they are better than nothing, but having only one small point of contact on the side did not stop the hitch from vertical movement when the trailer was attached. I don't see how little thumb screws on the other brands would work better. Having (2) U bolds for each plain (horizontal and vertical), keeps the ball mount from moving. The only thing I would change is have harder U-bolts so I could tighten them harder (without damaging the bolt) when towing heavy loads on single axel trailers. 272940
I use this with a Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III and it works great - it completely eliminates any 'wiggle' between the hitch and the ball mount. I had to grind away a bit of the immobilizer because it was interfering with the ball mount - no biggie. The attached photo shows where I removed a bit of the bracket. 251712
by: Sonny R.10/30/2015
I ordered a Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer from etrailer.com to reduce the sway of my bike rack. When the package arrived, I immediately noticed that the box had been tampered with and the u-bolts and instructions were missing. I called etrailer.com and they sent a new one to me right away. I am extremely satisfied with this product but even more grateful for the exceptional customer service that I received from this purchase. Thank you very much. I will recommend to everyone. Jacksonville, FL 231100
by: Ian V08/27/2016
All components very well made and solid, with good finish. Delivery packaging offered good protection. Installation instructions clear. Service from etrailer.com was excellent - questions answered fully and promptly before order placed, price promise to match other supplier prices honored, order out for delivery within 24 hours with tracking information, and e-mail sent immediately after products delivered with supplier product info and instruction PDFs all gathered together in one place. 289870
by: Towing Heavy06/07/2016
This product was delivered with no problems at the best price on the net. It assembles very easy and works well. Only gave it 4 stars because if you don't use blue locktite the nuts will loosen bery quickly. I'm pulling a 7k lb Jayco Whitehawk on a 2016 F-150. It helps with slop that is in the hitch. I'm not sure if the wedge system would of worked better cause it still moves a little but it's much better than going without it. Great product would recommend. 258695
by: Robert W04/24/2016
Definitely a must have item. I was amazed at the way this simple little item worked to eliminate the play and the rattle from my hitch. This was not my first choice, but luckily they were out of stock on one of the cheaper items and I am SO glad I upgraded to this one. Customer service was extremely helpful when I called and my items shipped that day. Thanks etrailer and I will certainly be placing orders in the future with you folks. 246767
by: Anthony P.07/09/2015
Product: Easy to install and once tightened, this thing is rock solid. It may be overkill for my hitch carrier, but this thing won’t budge and that was my main concern. I am very satisfied with this product to this point. Service: Wow! I received it surprisingly fast given the holiday weekend. The Videos made my research and decision to purchase easy. 210487
by: Tony G11/10/2014
Bolted the device on and it took up all the free play between the receiver and the ball mount. I towed my bass boat the next day and it seems to feel a bit more connected. For the price they should include flat and lock washers or nylock nuts. Overall, I'm happy with the product for peace of mind if nothing else and it might be an extra theft deterrent too. 160238
Overall, I really like this setup, and for "regular" hitches, it definitely worked as designed. When I used this with a 14K weight distribution system, and it lasted for 5,000 miles before the U-Bolts sheared apart. The forces involved in that setup are a bit more than the U-Bolts are designed to keep in place, especially over rough roads. 272266
After building a hitch mount to accommodate 2 flag poles for my motor home, I found the excessive hitch play to make a lot of noise and not keep the mount level. After installing the anti-rattler, found the mount to stay perfectly level and no more noises. With it tightening from 2 sides makes it good to customize and level. Works perfect. 291505
by: Guy S.09/19/2016
I bought two (0ne for the coach receiver and one for the 6" drop) and they work great. They eliminate any movement in the hitch connections. However, they do need to be tightened every thousand or so miles and one of tabs on one of my brackets broke off. Other than that they do what they are suppose to do. 296562
Will probably do what it is supposed to do. Fit was good holding a Demco Excaliber tow bar onto a Damon motor home. The bar fit much tighter on my previous Thor motor home but was kind of loose on my 2006 Damon Astoria. The bracket fit perfectly and tightend everthing up. Took about 15 minutes to install. 166463
I have used other brands including other designs by Blue Ox and this is the best. Very very positive in its clamping design with 2 u-bolts one for up and down and another for left and right. Has a step down from hitch to the tow bar receiver. Thank you etrailer for the best price! 248851
by: Ben H08/10/2015
Very pleased with this item. It was easy to install and the video was excellent. Have not used the RV since I installed it but I can see there is no movement. Highly recommend this and the product came very quickly. Item BX88224 Blue Ox Immobilizer 218282
by: Gary D07/08/2015
The receiver for our bike rack on our motor home was not very tight, even with a locking pin. This did the trick. Made it solid as a rock. Have ordered from e-trailer many times and have never been disappointed, either with the products or the shipping. 210267
The device worked as designed, no more slop in the receiver. I would suggest once you install it,, after several hours of use, check the lock nuts and re-tighten as necessary and after a day or two, re-tighten again. Don't forget the loc-tight!! 185406
by: Scott T.02/15/2012
This fixture immediately took the "slop" out of my equalizer hitch. I'm going to give it the ultimate test tomorrow, towing my toyhauler over the mountains. I's easy to install and absolutely tightens the hitch in the receiver. 31900
by: Brian S07/01/2016
The first U-bracket broke when I tried to tighten it to keep the hitch from moving. It does not completely keep the hitch from moving some but does help. Not completely satisfied with the performance of the product. 267331
by: John W09/28/2016
Great product. Simple and easy to use and really eliminates hitch rattle. I was surprised at how well it worked. As a precautionary measure I used blue Loctite to secure the nuts on the U-bolts. 301063
by: Doug B08/19/2016
Best service I have had from an RV supply. Requested standard shipping and was upgraded to priority. etrailer goes out of their way to serve their customers. Thanks for excellent service. 285566
by: Eric W.12/30/2015
Excellent transaction, fast delivery and very friendly, knowledgeable people. Product is better than I expected. Very durable construction and finish, well done. Will continue to buy again. 234508
This product does exactly what it is expected to do....stop the play in your receiver and draw bar. It's well designed and priced appropriately. I'm quite satisfied with my purchase. 161139
by: Pretty good04/12/2016
It has immobilized my hitch mount bike rack, but one of the u-bolts snapped and the paint is flaking fairly badly, leading to rust. Fine for Texas, less durable for Canada. 243903
by: Bruce L.12/05/2012
The blue ox immolbilizer is an excellent product - it really helps to stablize my bike rack - no more wobble. Your prompt shipping was excellent. Great product! Lark 60668
by: Mr. Never Satisfied11/16/2012
expensive, but works like a charm. It's the only option you have for a solid shank bar. If your shank is hollow you can use a less expensive anti rattle locking pin 59506
I have just installed the stabilizer and it appears to be a useful product. A little pricey for what you get but etrailer.com had the best price I could find online. 249151
Works well but more expensive than I think it should be. I did have to grind off one corner to make it fit my grand Cherokee. It does what it is advertised to do !! 253668
Excellent product that really works! You get what you pay for. Dont settle for less inexpensive similar item. They dont work as good as this! 29143
by: Dallas Stewart12/19/2011
The receiver immobilizer II came in great shape and I received it in short order (fast). I installed it in 5 minutes. It is a great product. 28265
by: paul m01/06/2016
Have not installed due to bad weather but thanks for the great service. I know the parts will correct my problem. Thanks 234825
by: Ken B.05/16/2015
Unfortunately, this will not fit Curt hitches. They are larger dimensions and the U bolts will not fit over the shank. 193606
by: Nick D04/30/2015
Works great. Very fast and easy to install. No rattle at all. Shipping was very quick and communication was excellent. 189040
by: Nick D04/30/2015
Works great. Very fast and easy to install. No rattle at all. Shipping was very quick and communication was excellent. 189039
by: Mr. BoJangles07/16/2016
Very fast delivery. Good quality build. Haven't pulled the trailer with it attached, but expect it will work well. 272623
by: Bob R.10/07/2016
Clamps worked very well. They did exactly what I expected. Stabilized the hitch. Took out sway. Still working great. 304240
by: Bill R09/04/2014
Great, works just like it says. Very easy to install. Worth the cost. Wish I knew of this product a long time ago. 150127
by: Ron Miler04/07/2015
Good Job to all. Worked just like you said it would. Sure wish all stuff would be what it's suppose to be. Ron 183783
Works well to control sway of a Rhino canoe loader on an FJ. Probably an overkill, but will find other uses. 261674
by: Joe O08/19/2014
Fits perfect and holds my tow bar solidly in the hitch. Package came quickly and ordering was easy. 147343
by: Bill P05/13/2013
Works great! Had to retighten nuts after 200 miles. I thought shipping cost were excessive. 79923
by: DON M.02/05/2015
Easy online ordering and fast response. Quick delivery. Very satisfied. thanks. 172477
by: Dana R10/07/2014
Haven't had the opportunity to put this into use but Blue Ox products are well built. 154988
No issues thus far. Haven't had to use it that often, but when I do it worked well. 301398
Great product at a great price. etrailer is always a good deal with great service! 286913
The fit is a excellent, very easy to install. Made hitch and receiver rock solid. 216947
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