Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 2" Rise/Drop - 8" Long

Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 2" Rise/Drop - 8" Long

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Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 2" rise or a 2" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 5,000 lbs. Pin and clip included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BX88128 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 2" Rise/Drop - 8" Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX88128

  • Tow Bars
  • Hitch Adapter
  • Blue Ox
  • High-Low Adapter
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 2 Inch Rise/Drop

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 2" rise or a 2" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 5,000 lbs. Pin and clip included.


Features:

  • Allows for proper positioning of tow bar
    • Makes up for height difference between RV's hitch and towed vehicle's base plates
  • Can be used in either rise or drop position
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
  • Resists rust and corrosion with durable powder coat finish
  • Includes pin and clip for attachment to trailer hitch
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Rise/drop: 2"
  • Receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum weight capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Shank length (center of pin hole to center of pin hole): 8"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to back of the receiver tube: 4-1/4"
  • Overall length: 13-1/2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • 1-Year warranty


Dimensions

Note: Designed for flat towing only. Do not use to tow a trailer.


Many tow systems require some sort of hitch accessory to either raise or lower your tow bar so that it sits level. To determine if your setup needs an adapter, hook the tow bar up to your RV and towed car and measure to see how close to level it is. The "safe zone" for a motor-home-mounted tow bar ranges from 3 inches above level to 3 inches below. Car-mounted models must be absolutely level. This high-low adapter can provide you with the necessary drop or desired rise to achieve a level tow bar setup.



BX88128 Blue Ox Hi-Lo Drop Receiver - 2" Drop/Rise



BX88128 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BX88128 Installation instructions



Video of Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 2" Rise/Drop - 8" Long


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Tow Bars High-Low Adapter Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for tow bars with a 2" rise or drop. Part number BX88128. Our High-Low Adapter is gonna be made out of a steel construction and it is gonna feature a 2" receiver tube opening and go into a 2" receiver tube. Our High-Low Adapter does have a weight rating on it. And it's rated at 5,000 pounds. So you wanna double check how much your vehicle weighs and not exceed that.The overall length of our High-Low Adapter is gonna be right at 13-1/2".

And from the hitch van hold here, where it mounts in our receive tube, to the edge right here, where the new receiver tube is, is gonna be 4-1/4". From the hitch van hold to the edge of this shank here, is gonna be right at 8". So all those numbers you wanna keep in mind to make sure you have adequate clearance between your new hitch, your motor home and the car itself.Now keep in mind our High-Low Adapter is designed to tow a vehicle in a flat tow situation. It's not meant to tow a trailer. It's really just there to take up the space and level out the difference between the hitch on your motor home and the base plate on your car.

Whenever you're flat towing a vehicle, you would like your tow bar to be as level as possible. Now each manufacturer does have a tolerance, so you can go above or below that level of settings. So we're gonna take a few measurements here. We're gonna measure the connection point of a base plate, it's only about 13".Now our motor home, we're gonna measure it from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening. And it's right about 15-1/2".

So it's about a 2-1/2" difference, which doesn't sound like much but we're getting really close to that maximum threshold. Well that's where our Blue Ox High-Low Adapter's gonna come into play. Now depending on if you need a drop or a rise This is gonna allow you to give you 2" of difference here in the drop position or 2" in the rise position. Our receive tube is about 2-1/2" taller, so we're gonna put it in the drop position. We'll line up the pin holes and then we can take the included pin and clip and secure everything down.Now I'm gonna go ahead and measure that again and make sure that it leveled it out.

So now from the ground, the inside top edge of my High-Low Adapter is right about 12-3/4" and again in car it's right about 13". So now instead of being 2-1/2" difference, it's only about a 1/4" which is almost completely level.And that will finish up your look at the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for tow bars with the 2" rise or drop. Part number BX88128.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 2" Rise/Drop - 8" Long - BX88128

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 2" rise or a 2" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 5,000 lbs. Pin and clip included.

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High quality, fast delivery, excellent customer service. Knowledgeable staff worked with me on shipping and follow up. etrailer has highest quality products and combined with their employees, provide the very best service I have ever found. Some places may be a little less expensive but it’s not worth the minimal savings when compared to the known quality, excellent service, and delivery and follow up that etrailer always provides. 663447



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Just received my order earlier than expected. Have not installed it yet but it appears to be just what I needed to connect my new Ford Ranger to the back of my RV. My previous tow vehicle had a 4 inch drop so by doing some measurements I'm sure the 2 inch will work as required to level the tow bar. Thanks again for exceeding my expectations. 718442



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Drop hitch has worked well and provides the adjustment needed to get out towbar more level. It has withstood the weather and substances that it encounters and still looks new. I would recommend this product if you are in the market for a drop hitch to make your towbar be more level when attached to your motorhome. 710621



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Just installed a towbar for 4 down towing, and needed to drop 2" to level the bar in relationship to the towed car. However, I have a sloping driveway to the street and have to worry about scraping. BlueOX made the shortest extension (8"), which gave me the 2" drop I needed. I did some calculations and measurements, and I figured that it should JUST work. Received the extension today, put in on the coach before installing the towbar and made a test run. I have exactly 1" to spare before the hitch would scrape. Just a perfect fit for what I needed. 620228



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What can you say about a hitch receiver. It's well made, heavy and I'm sure a durable. I needed 2" drop for the Jeep Wrangler I am towing. Had an 8" drop receiver prior for a low slung VW Bug and on steep driveways it would drag. As always etrailer was quick to fill the order and it arrived within a few days of the order. Good price and free shipping. 590208



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looks like it will do the job 558056



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My first time doing business with etrailer and I am impressed. I placed my order on Tuesday morning and received my merchandise precisely on time on Thursday afternoon. I look forward to working with them in the future. 552221



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Good quality products, excellent customer service. Very happy with all products purchased from this dealer and have recommended to friends and family. 493270



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Customer service was exceptional. Megan went out of her way to help us and discovered we were ordering a part that could potentially cause us trouble down the road. Thanks for the extra effort! 282845



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Excellent service at a good price. Totally professional in all respect. Required lowering the hitch ball on my 2016 Yukon. The heavy duty two inch Blue Ox drop receiver will do the job. 258316



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I have a Blue Ox tow bar attached to 3/4 ton pickup with a truck camper in the truck bed. I use this for towing a Jeep. Blue Ox wants the tow bar to be level, but I had between a 2" and 3" drop from the Jeep to the pickup truck. This product raised the tow bar up 2" at the pickup truck and the tow bar is now nearly level. In addition, it moves the pivot point 6-1/2" to the rear, which allows me to make sharper turns without worrying about the Jeep hitting the camper. This product did an excellent job of solving my problem. 172844



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Drops my hitch basket just enough on my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to open the tailgate (and spare-tire) with the basket on 126213


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