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Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver

Brophy Hitch Accessories

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Code:   HT02

Price:$41.95


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Brophy Hitch Accessories - HT02

Simple design transforms your 2" receiver into a 1-1/4". This lets you use all your 1-1/4" hitch accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, or ballmounts with a 2" hitch. Just pin it, clip it, and go!!!

This adapter allows you to use your current hitch accessories in either a 2" or a 1-1/4" receiver hitch.

  • Easily convert a 2" receiver to 1-1/4" (1/2" hitch pin included)
  • Maximum Tongue Weight: 300 lbs
  • Towing capacity: 3,000 lbs or the lowest-rated towing component
  • Sleeve design does not reduce tongue weight capacity
  • Measures 3" from center of pin hole to center of pin hole
  • Powder coated black finish
  • Conveniently includes 1/2" pin and clip to hold 1-1/4" accessories in place
  • 5/8" Hitch pin and clip for 2" receiver are sold separately (PC3)









Video of Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver


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Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Accessories HT02 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Brophy hitch reducer for a two inch to a one and a quarter inch, number HT02. This adapter allows you to use your current hitch accessories on either a two inch hitch or, thanks to this device, a one and a quarter inch receiver hitch. It will easily convert your two inch receiver to a one and a quarter inch receiver. It has a maximum tongue weight of 300 pounds. It has a towing capacity of 3000 pounds, or the lowest rated towing component which means if your hitch or your vehicle has a towing capacity of less than 3000 pounds you need to go with that one to ensure that you're towing safely. The sleeve design does not reduce tongue weight capacity, as an extender would.

It measures three inches from center to pin hole to center to pin hole. Overall it is seven inches long by about two inches tall. It comes with a powder coated black finish. It conveniently comes with a half-inch pin and clip to hold the one and a quarter inch accessories into place. You will use the five-eighths inch pin and clip that should have come with your hitch to attach this to the hitch.

If it did not come with a five-eighths inch hitch pin and clip we do sell those separately, number PC3. Let's bring this in and show you how this is done with our two inch hitch right here. You will take the larger of the two holes, insert that right in here, lining up the holes. Using your five-eighths inch pin and clip slide that through, clip that off and now you're ready to use your one and a quarter inch hitch accessories, say bike rack, cargo carrier, ball mount whatever it is you need to use. You'll slide that right in here, you'll line up the holes and then you just pop that through and clip that off.

There you have it. That was our Brophy hitch reducer two inch to one and a quarter inch, number HT02.




Customer Reviews

Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver - HT02

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (83 Customer Reviews)

Simple design transforms your 2" receiver into a 1-1/4". This lets you use all your 1-1/4" hitch accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, or ballmounts with a 2" hitch. Just pin it, clip it, and go!!!


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mike o07/01/2013


Bought this hitch reducer for my chevy Traverse to use my 1 1/4" Thule bike rack. Fits the car fine. The spare tire is immediately behind and inline with the trailer hitch. This does not extend beyond the 2" hitch toward the spare tire. My Thule bike rack now fits nicely into the trailer hitch. I use a regular pin to hold the reducer in the hitch. With the bikes attached the reducer "moves" inside the 2" hitch about a 1/16th of an inch. this translates to a full inch or 2 of movement of the bikes back and forth. The Thule 1 1/4" hitch bar has a threaded bolt to secure it to the Hitch/reducer. In a smaller hitch there is no play and the bouncing of the bikes. with the reducer it now takes some getting used to. I am contemplating a steel shim but I would need to make sure it cannot fall out during travel . . . 86951






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don P.11/12/2013


I can't say enough good things about the C.S. Brophy company and how they stand behind their products. I bought one of these adapters from etrailer and used it for months but it didn't fit right. I finally discovered the 5/8" hole on one side was off center. etrailer directed me to call Brophy, and Brophy replaced the item as quickly as could be expected, paid for the return shipping, and followed up to make sure the replacement worked correctly. The replacement is a well made piece of hardware that should last many years. I will look first for Brophy products whenever I'm shopping for trailer hardware. 107151






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe G.05/30/2011


It did what is was supposed to, reduce from a 2" to 1 1/4", it work but it is a little loose, bike carrier moves around a lot. 15694






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alan G09/26/2013


I am very pleased with my experience with etrailer. I was searching the web for a hitch reducer and I happened on your site. You had a video of the hitch reducer that I was interested in so I got a very good idea of what I was buying. The product arrived exactly as in your video. Now I'll be able to use my hitch for my bike rack. Thank you very much. I wish all my interrnet purchasing experiences were as good as what I experienced with your company! 101669






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Margaret L.03/12/2012


Great product and the customer service is impeccable. I've ordered the trailer hitch from them 1 1/2 weeks after I ordered a grill guard from another online store and my trailer hitch came in faster. It's amazing. I decided to order the adapter from them again and had a couple of questions before I place the order, customer service rep was really courteous and knowledgeable. I received my adapter in 3 days. Amazing store! 33575






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CJ H.06/25/2013


I'm very impressed with the ordering process and the quickness of delivery. The product is very well made. I also thought it was great that there was a video demonstrating the product. Made it very easy for me to see that this is the EXACT product to fit my needs. I will shop eTrailer.com for all my RV, auto, trailer, bike needs. I think my local RV dealer will be using you as well. You have great pricing. Thank you!! 86048






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim08/21/2014


I needed a hitch reducer to attach my bike rack to our vehicle for my family's upcoming vacation trip. My bike rack had a 1 1/4" hitch and my vehicle has a 2" receiver. I quickly found the right hitch reducer on the etrailer.com website and the product was delivered in-time for my trip and worked as expected. We did plenty of biking.Thank you etrailer.com 147843






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vish N.06/18/2012


This product worked like a charm. I was trying to find a product to mount my Bell bike rack on a 2" Hitch and reduce it to 1 1/4". My bike rack was quite unstable with the plastic reducer Bell had provided. With this product, my bike rack fits well with no rattle and I drove a long distance carrying 4 bikes during father's day without any problems. 44586






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger H.03/08/2012


The adapter slid right in to the factory hitch on our 2012 Volvo XC60. This is a big deal since we had to return a different brand of adapter because the corner radii did not match up and it would not go in. There's a little bit of play, but the locking/snugging kit we also got will take care of that. Great solution for my 1 1/4" tongue bike rack! 33221






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe Saldana11/14/2014


I was searching for a solution to a rear mounted spare tire jack and fuel can mount. This mount uses a 2 inch mount, but the center wheel opening is 11/2 so I needed an adapter to downsize. I was not aware that adapters were available, until I can across your site and there is was. I purchased it and it work just as your site stated it would. 160928






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James in New Orleans04/01/2013


It does exactly what it was advertised to do- adapt my current 4" hitch so I could attach my bike rack. There's some wiggle room, (literally) but I knew that before I bought it. The bike rack actually fits more snugly than it did in an old vehicle I once had with a hitch. 73746






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug D.03/31/2011


There is a fair amount of play between this adapter and a 2" receiver so any attachments used (bike rack or cargo rack) will rock back and forth more than expected. I used small pieces of aluminum to shim between the adapter and the receiver the minimize the movement. 10858






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike S06/20/2013


Very satisfied, easy ordering online with fast delivery. This adapter installs in a few seconds with no tools required. It is a little lose fitting but can be removed just as easily as installing. Wish it came with a 5/8 pin as i already have the smaller one. 85357






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary R.08/19/2014


I was actually surprised to find this. My local hardware stores and farm stores didn't have a hitch reducer. One guy told me he thought that they didn't make them. I received this one in good condition and without delay. 147337






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael W09/05/2012


Got this adapter so I could use my bike rack that's for a 1 1/4 size hitch. It's a straight forward adapter. The fit is a little on the loose side so I would recommend an anti rattle device to go with it. 53991






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thrashley11/21/2012


E-trailer website made it easy to find what I needed and compare. Best priceI found, and the pin was included. Products I ordered were shipped and delivered promptly. The hitch adaptor works great 59881






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JImmy M.05/16/2012


I wanted a reducer that extend a little bit my hitch and It's perfect. My bike rack is now more solid and it does not touch my bumper. fast shipping to canada via USPS (thank god it's not UPS) 40658






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike O.08/05/2012


The product works as advertised; however, mine was not shipped with the pin. I am sure that e-trailer will ship one to me, as I plan to contact them via e-mail once I am done with this review. 50603






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: ES03/30/2011


Product fits exactly as described. I will use this to hold a bike rack bought for a 1 1/4" receiver on my 2" receiver car. Shipping was supper fast. Ordered on a Sunday, had item by Tuesday. 10716






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Javadavy04/06/2012


I have purchased three trailer hitches for.various vehicles over the last several years and have always been very pleased with the product and especially with the installation instructions. 36345






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: john boy05/03/2011


I used this to reduce my 2" hitch to 1 1/4" for my bike rack that I have. It works great. I also bought the anti rattle pin and lock and it also works great. I would recommend this product. 12813






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave01/25/2013


Once again the service and prompt delivery of our order by etrailer was superb. The extension is just the right size and solidly made. I have no fears using it to carry our bike rack. 64103






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim M07/04/2014


Downsizes the hitch receiver from 2 inches to 1.25 inches. I purchased the HT02 hitch reducer to accommodate a mountain bike carrier. Very satisfied with the product. Works great. 139309






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Walter K.04/23/2012


Heavy duty, simple conversion from 2" to 1 1/4". Works as advertised and is fairly unobtrusive. It does not stick as far out from the 2" receiver as some other adaptors. 38152






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gart08/08/2007


If correct - you rock!!! Not every Customer Service rep understands what you are ordering....I believe your reps are the exception. We'll know for sure when it arrives. 343






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pete A.07/30/2014


The product arrived a few days after I ordered it. It looks great and is exactly what I needed. The parts are very solid and fit perfectly on my Honda Pilot. 143404






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Freddie C.06/12/2011


The hitch to my new truck was very easy to put on and the delivery was very quick. Highly recommend etrailer for your trailer needs. Thanks Guys!! 16771






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cile H02/24/2011


Just exactly what I needed to take my bikes behind my RV-- easy to install and strong. Was delivered in just two days. Will use etrailer again. 7792






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: G Saikaly05/14/2013


I bought this reducer for a bicycle rack, which, even with a stabilizing strap, slops around too much. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks 80159






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don P.04/08/2012


Holes were well placed to allow good fit for all planned attachments. Fit well with little wiggle, even without wobble eliminators installed. 36546






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ellen08/16/2013


Works perfectly. I wish someone had mentioned the anti-rattle accessories when I ordered this - it would have saved a second order. 95415






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nets L.03/18/2013


Good quality, excellent product. A bit over priced compared to other brand named products well established in the market place. 71263






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill G.05/10/2012


The hitch reducer works perfectly. Exactly as advertised. Order was handled quickly and professionally. Highly recommended. 39920






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John W05/05/2014


Owned a Thule 956 Parkway 4-bike carrier with 1 1/4" stinger. This product allowed me to use this carrier with a 2" hitch. 128861






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bud S.07/14/2013


Purchased to use my Thule bike rack with my pickup truck. The connection is solid, secure and simple to configure. 89526






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob B05/18/2011


Fit is loose in the vehicle receiver. Suggest a few wraps of duct tape to secure. Bicycles ride smoother when tight. 14757






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug02/03/2013


The hjtch adp. was just what I needed. Was here very quick. I would use your company again if I need something. 64879






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff03/26/2013


Not much to say - needed it for a bike rack. Same excellent quality as your other products I have ordered. 72565






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: DD09/18/2013


EXCELLENT reducer used to take bikes on a road trip no sway held tight with two bikes over ruff roads 100443






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lee B08/14/2013


The product arrived on schedule. The reducer fit's fine and looks great! I do recommend this product. 95030






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Colleen Q05/19/2012


Produxt arrived in no time. Excellent! Gives me options for which vehicle to take...thanks Etrailer! 41028






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: William06/05/2014


As Described. Good product, prompt delivery and good customer service. That about says it all. 134387






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jh02/07/2011


perfect for switching between our 2 bike rack and our 4 bike rack. Nice and simple design. 6782






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Adam05/09/2014


Fits ok. Slightly loose, but it should be safe and secure for a bike rack or cargo rack. 129844






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave E.09/30/2013


Works exactly as it should. I bought it with a road master quiet hitch so no rattle. 101972






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark09/02/2011


as expected. perfect fit. does the job of adapting the 1.25 inch to a 2 inch hitch. 23467






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lea W.07/04/2013


It was exactly what I needed. Traveled using it yesterday and it worked perfectly! 87617






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: KV07/16/2014


Used this product with an anti-rattle pin for no movement, therefore no noise. 141510






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mathew W08/11/2014


Exactly as advertised. Thanks to Cathy T. for her excellent customer service! 145752






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred L09/06/2013


Exactly what I needed. The staff at etrailer.com was very helpful and nice. 98710




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  • The Replacement 2 inch Hitch Adapter, part # 853-7489, you asked about is an adapter, that Thule says will fit TH9028, TH9029, TH9030, TH9031 and TH934XTR bike carriers. They have the threaded hole in the shank that aligns with the hole on the adapter. If your bike carrier is one of those listed, this adapter would work for you. If you do have one of the bike carriers listed then this adapter will allow you to use a 1-1/4 inch shank bike rack with a hitch that has a 2 inch receiver without...
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  • Replacement Spine Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • First we need to verify the HoldUp model that you have. If it is black and looks like # Y02445 then it is the newest style. But if it is silver then it is the previous style. The spine is not the part you need to go from 1-1/4 to 2 inch. You need the shank, the black part on the spine assembly. This part is not available by itself so you would need the complete assembly. If you have the silver version then you would use # 888-0127. A replacement for the new black version is # 8890277. Another...
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  • Will Softride Anti-Rattle Device and Lock Fit Brophy 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch Reducer
  • The end of hitch reducer sleeve # HT02 that fits into the 2 inch receiver is hollow and the Softride anti-rattle device and lock # SR25219, will fit. I have included a link to a video review of the lock for you.
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  • For the Yakima HoldUp bike rack in order to use the 1-1/4 inch version in a 2 inch hitch you have 2 options. First, you could use the replacement spine assembly for 2 inch receivers # 888-0127. A simple adapter sleeve is not available for the HoldUp. The other option is to use a reducer sleeve like # HT02 in the 2 inch hitch and not change the bike rack at all. This is the more economical option and, since it is a reducer sleeve and not an adapter that sticks out from the hitch, the...
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  • Brophy Hitch Reducer part # HT02 Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Sienna and a 1-1/4 in Bike Rack
  • I have exactly what you need. Check out the Brophy Hitch Reducer part # HT02. This a metal hitch reducer that will let you use your 1-1/4 inch bike rack in the 2 inch hitch that is on your 2014 Toyota Sienna.
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  • Need to Haul Power Wheelchair and Lift on 2013 Buick Enclave Without Tow Package
  • The three trailer hitches we offer for the 2013 Buick Enclave are all 2-inch Class III hitches with tongue weight capacities of either 500- or 750-lbs; please refer to the link provided to see all three. Since your Enclave does not have a factory tow package you can install one of these hitches, such as the Hidden Hitch # 87435, which offers a substantial 750-lb tongue weight rating that is more than adequate for the lift and wheelchair load. The linked video illustrates the bolt-on no-drilling...
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  • Using a Dual Hitch Adapter to Carry a Bike Rack and a Cargo Carrier
  • Due to the lower tongue weight capacities of trailer hitches that have 1-1/4 inch receivers, there are no dual hitch adapters available for a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers. The adapters are only available for 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. If you have a 2 inch trailer hitch and a bike rack or cargo carrier with a 1-1/4 inch shank, you could use a hitch reducer like part # HT02 to allow you to use your hitch mounted accessory with the dual hitch adapter. Please note, the dual hitch...
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  • How the Convert The Swagman XP 3 Bike Rack # S64950 with 1-1/4 Inch Shank to Work in a 2 Inch Hitch
  • To use your Swagman XP 3 Bike Carrier, # S64950, with a 1-1/4 inch shank, in the 2 inch receiver on your new vehicle, you will need to use the 2 inch to 1-1/4 inch Hitch Reducer, # HT02. This will allow you to carry your bike rack in the 2 inch hitch on your vehicle. The reducer will also allow you to carry other 1-1/4 inch accessories in the 2 inch hitch on your vehicle, making the hitch more versatile. I added a link to a photo of this item installed in a customers hitch and a video review...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Honda CR-V and a Thule Hitching Post Bike Rack
  • There are several hitches available for your 2011 Honda CR-V. The manufacturers we carry have made Class I and Class III hitches for your vehicle, but no Class II hitches. A Class I trailer hitch can accept a 1-1/4 inch accessory, but the Hitching Post rack (985) is for Class II hitches only. Also, since it has a 1-1/4 inch shank, it will not fit in a Class III trailer hitch without an adapter. It seems like the best way to make the 2 compatible would be to install a Class III trailer...
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