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Note: Tongue weight capacity of hitch will be reduced by 50% with use of adapter
Video of Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver with 5" Rise
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Today we'll be taking a look at part number HT5R. This is the Brophy Hitch Adapter, converting an 1-1/4" hitch to a 2" trailer hitch receiver. It does provide a 5" rise. Our rise is measured from the top of the 1-1/4" shank to the inside top edge of the 2" by 2" receiver opening. This is going to help convert our 1-1/4" hitch or class 1 and 2 receiver to a 2" receiver. Just keep in mind it's not to be used for towing or with snow plows.
It also has a really nice powder coated black finish that's going to help withstand up against rust and corrosion. Our extension is 7", and that's measuring from the center of one pin hole to the center of the other. And this raises 5-1/2", and that's measured from the bottom of the 1-1/4" shank to the center of our hitch pin hole and the 2" by 2" opening. The 1-1/4" shank is a solid shank, and the 2" by 2" receiver tube is completely hollow. This is going to provide a maximum towing weight of 300 pounds, and it's made in the USA. You just want to keep in mind the capacity of your hitch will be reduced by 50% with use of an adapter. This part here, the 1-1/4" part, is going to be the section that slides into your hitch.
Line up your pin hole and install your 1/2" pin and clip. That's not included, but can be found on our website with part number PC2. And then to load your accessory, you would slide it into the 2" by 2" opening, line up your pin hole, and install your 5/8" pin and clip. That's also not included, and can be found on our website with part number PC3. Now to go over a few more measurements. We have an overall length of about 10-3/4", and to make sure that you have enough clearance between the rear of your vehicle and the back of this 2" by 2" receiver opening, I'm going to measure from the center of the pin hole to the back of this upright bar, and we have a measurement of 3-1/2".
The measurement from the center of the pin hole to the beginning of this weld is right at 2-1/4". The amount of space we have from the back of our 1-1/4"shank to the center of our pin hole is 1-1/2. That's going to complete today's review of part number HT5R. This is the Brophy Hitch Adapter, converting an 1-1/4" hitch to a 2" trailer hitch receiver. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (47 Customer Reviews)
by: Jeff A.07/10/2016
This well-made adapter is ideal for the 2016 Mazda Miata because it provides significant clearance for Curt Manufacturing's folding aluminum cargo carrier and remains 1 1/4" away from the rear license plate. I've already used this rig several times in several days (lawnmower, luggage, packages to be shipped) and it works great. Along with this fantastic product is fantastic service from the eTrailer.com team. Friendly, helpful, responsive. I couldn't ask for anything more, and recommend both this product and its distributor highly. 270350
by: Tim L.06/25/2016
The item was very well built and arrived quickly. The only complaint I have, is a problem I was expecting to have after reading another review, so I don't feel cheated, just a little disappointed: it doesn't really fit a 2013 Jetta Sportswagen with a U-haul branded hitch. It doesn't clear the bumper. The male part the goes into the receiver needs to be just about 1.75" longer (2.00" might be better) to clear the bumper. A suggestion would be to make the male appendage 2" longer and provide two holes so people can use either the shorter or longer extension, depending on how far out they need to go to clear the bumper. (I was able to make it work by chopping off a triangular part off the top part of the unit) 265022
by: Eric O.10/05/2014
Perfect for my 2015 honda fit It helped a lot by adding that 5 inch rise No more scraping on the driveways or dips. I highly recommend to anyone that owns or is planning to buy a cargo hitch basket those who own a smaller car. 154532
by: Tom M05/28/2014
So far, so good. Had to cut into the bumper if my 2011 Jetta in oder to make it work. Here is a picture. 132959
by: Dan S.10/26/2013
This item is not compatible with the bumper on newer models of Nissan Versas. The upright portion rubs the bumper and presses into the bumper when there is a load on. It may crack the bumper. It needs to extend about 1 inch further horizontally, to work with the Nissan bumpers. 105278
by: Keitha Yager01/05/2014
Thank you for the personal touch on the order. Not many company's do this. This is a good product and a good price. My car sits low and we needed to raise the carrier up. Looks like this will work out. 111921
The conversion piece is exactly what I needed. The hitch on my car is 1 1/2 " (even tho' the dealer promised me a 2" hitch). My carrier has a 2" opening. A standard converter left it too close to the ground when my mobility scooter was loaded. This piece was easy to install and a test run today proved it to be a very wise purchase. 199256
by: Leslie Cole02/25/2015
Finally! I could not use the hitch on my Kia as it is too low to the ground. Which I did not realize until it was put on by U haul. I kept looking and looking for a hitch adapter with a rise and here it is. It needs to be an inch longer though (at the bottom) because of the bumper. But that is fixable. I'll have the garage shave a bit out of the bumper so I can get the holes lined up. They don't line up by just an 8th of an inch. Then I can use a carrier box without it scraping on the roads. 176002
by: Doug E04/02/2015
High quality construction and finish. Two minor issues: (1) the security-pin hole in the 1-1/4" end did not line up with the hole in the Draw-Tite hitch - too some "modification" to make that work; (2) the 2" receiver does not have a backing plat or "stop" in it, so you need to be very careful when sliding a hitch, bike rack, etc. in - so that you don't harm your vehicle. 182421
by: HOWARD E. PENNELL02/16/2016
this is my second purchase from etrailer,their products are high quality heavy duty metal and their prices are among the best any where.their products are professional high quality workmanship.their shipping prices are reasonable and fast. i would recomend etrailer to any one for their trailer needs. 237948
Solid built. It did what I wanted. It enables me to put a cargo carrier on the back of a Toyota Corolla with ample ground clearance so I don't have to worry about dragging it on the ground when ascending or descending inclines. Will also be used for bike carrier on same vehicle. 246126
by: Dewayne G.08/22/2013
Package arrived as stated with no holes or damage. Installation went well per instructions I did have to watch video to find out how to install bolts in frame. There was no figrue 5 in instructions. Bolts in frame would not fit in frame hole ended up grinding flats on two sides. 96347
by: Kansas Prius06/05/2015
After I ground down the weld 1/4 inch it fit into the 1 1/4 inch hitch. Before grinding the holes did not line up by 1/4 inch. Because I had to work on it before it would work is the reason this did not receive an excellent rating. Love the 5 inch rise. 200799
I bought this to use with my 2" carrier, but I actually returned it. It was very heavy. I decided that using the adapter and the subsequent loss of 1/2 of the tongue weight wasn't effective. I chose instead to get a 1.25 carrier instead. 255725
by: Barry H.03/30/2016
Hitch Adapter worked out fine for my project which was part of a jerry-rigged device I created with a spare tire carrier for my RV. I have since sold my RV, so unfortunately, didn't take a picture to be able to show its use. 242401
by: Mike F.05/06/2014
I needed the riser to get my bike rack higher off the ground. I wish there was a larger rise and extended longer. I need to add an extension to get the riser passed the bumper 129109
Excellent service! They noticed I had ordered a part that didnt work with one I had ordered and called me to let me know. That saved me some serious headaches. Thanks !! 193429
by: Jay R.08/01/2013
Great overall product. Only thing that the website does not tell you is that this is not compatible with any anti-rattle lock due to the bottom being solid construction. 92723
by: Ed St Heart04/17/2015
Product was exactly as described. I bought this for a friend so he could haul his scooter around. Installed it today and he is very happy and it certainly did the job. 185767
by: Duane B.06/03/2015
Product arrived in great condition and works just great. I needed to raise my cargo carrier up so it wouldn't drag when I went up an incline and this did the job. 200068
by: Hugh B09/15/2015
Thanks Mark, The riser hitch fits good look good and I thank it is going to be good. That is one of my saying when I like something. "Thank again" Hugh 225652
by: paul king04/14/2015
purchased this hitch adapter and it doesn't go into the receiver far enough to put the pin in. did you even try to fit it in a car hitch. just saying. 185092
by: Robyn N.07/14/2016
This item was perfect! I was told by another company this item did not exist, then I found it on your site! I am extremely happy! Thank you! 272050
by: Debby K.06/07/2016
Really glad my bike carrier does not drag now. Only problem was not long enough to fit in receiver without grinding weld off to make fit. 258508
Beautiful bracing welds and powdered finish....raised my hitch rack nicely so no more driveway scraping! 225363
by: Uncle t05/15/2015
Arrived quickly,and packed well east install about twenty minute total. Not very noticeable at all 193211
by: Steve R03/03/2016
Purchased for more clearance for bike rack. Works great. Fast shipping and exactly as described. 239486
by: Jeff h07/27/2014
Had to modified it to make it work .would have sent it back but I had to leav on vacation . 143085
Excellent product and exceptional service. I will do business with etrailer.com again. 108486
by: Kevin B.11/26/2015
Delivered as advertised. Quick delivery. Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat. 232579
Received in 3 days. Great customer service follow up. OFF TOO THE RACES! 213074
direction were great. fits great. Tools were great. Perfect 140820
by: Doud S.02/17/2015
The product work well and gave me the extra height I need. 175110
The hitch adapter fits great on our 2011 Kia Sorento. 260516
part worked as designed, shipping was great as usual 153361
by: Ron W.09/16/2014
works as designed, construction is of high quality. 151298
by: Lee B.11/05/2013
Very happy with the quality of your pro ducts 106329
by: Chuck G11/19/2014
Everything went as they said. Happy 161877
product worked great. no complaints. 241470
by: Leo C05/31/2016
Snugly fit to the hitch receiver. 254741
by: Hubert DeRossett09/18/2014
Excelent product very well built 151902
by: Skip Buerger08/20/2014
Perfect for my application. 147722
Works very well.... 126782
by: keith c01/22/2015
Came quick 170786
by: albert G07/25/2016
works good 275939
I received my trailer hitch adapter today on time as promised. I tried it out on both cars ( 2009 hyundai elantra and 2013 hyundai sonota . It works well by clearing the bumpers and raising the hitch 4 or 5 inches that i was trying to accomplish. I use the hitch for a bike rack and it was too low to the ground.My hitch is a 1-1/4 that the HT5R converts to a 2 inch but my bike rack also had an adapter to 2 inch, so it works perfect. I had talked to customer service prior to buying and they steered me in the correct direction and i am pleased to solve this problem. 276549
by: Gail G07/28/2016
Very happy with this product well made and sturdy. We will not worry that our bike wheel will hit the ground and bend the rim. Thanks 277103
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