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Blue Ox Towbar Drop or Rise Receiver - 6" Drop - 6" Rise

Blue Ox Towbar Drop or Rise Receiver - 6" Drop - 6" Rise

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Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 6" rise or a 6" 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 BX88130 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Towbar Drop or Rise Receiver - 6" Drop - 6" Rise. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX88130

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

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 6" rise or a 6" 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 position of tow bar
    • Makes up for height difference between RV's hitch and towed vehicle's base plates
  • Can be used in either the 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
  • Drop: 6"
  • Rise: 6"
  • Maximum weight capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Distance between center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole: 7-3/4"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • 1-Year warranty


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.

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BX88130 Blue Ox Towbar Drop Receiver - 6" Drop 6" Rise

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Towbar Drop or Rise Receiver - 6" Drop - 6" Rise - BX88130

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (49 Customer Reviews)

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 6" rise or a 6" 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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I really like the receiver it is very heavy well-made and I think I'm going to have good results with the product 598692



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Very happy with the drop down hitch. Appreciate etrailer's guidance in selecting right hitch. I really like the order tracking option. 493841


Comments
Great product. Solid and well built.
Terry S - 04/07/2019

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Extremely well made product - packaging outstanding - fit our unit exactly and it put our BlueOx tow adapter at exactly the right height. 528704



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Fast service delivered ahead of time 934983



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I received my part in less than 48 hours.. best service.. I’ve ordered other things from them before and was totally satisfied every time. Photo has nothing to do with anything,just want to show off my truck,lol 932112



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Worked perfectly to allow my Jeep Wrangler tailgate to open with the Thule EasyFold XT 2-Bike Hitch Rack installed. 922021



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Well made and heavy as an ox! etrailer's has one of the best processes for keeping you up to date on where your order stands. Rarely have I gotten updates as thorough as etrailer provides, from shipping to delivery. Well done! 906943



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Excellent quality. I was attempting to use this for a 6" rise on a cargo carrier. As I said the quality is outstanding. My only problem is that the depth on the 6" did not clear my bumper. I saw there is an 8" with more depth that should clear my bumper. I'm hoping to return this 6" and use the 8" going forward. Strong product and the coating was great. 902737



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Works as it should 901561



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It's the right part for the right price with fast shipping thrown in! 866505



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These guys and gals are the best. They know their stuff and make great suggestions to get the correct equipment for the application. 844192



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Solid and dependable. 820663



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Easy to install and very heavy duty! Just what we needed to complete our towing package. 806354



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The product is a very high quality prod uct 794312



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Exactly what I needed! Arrived with in the 5 day window as per promised. Would highly recommend etrailer to anyone at any time! Thanks! 778702



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They worked great! 777012



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Holy guacamole this thing is heavy. The bar that goes into the vehicle receiver is solid, not hollow like usual. Super heavy and super heavy duty. Should work great 776638



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Extremely good product, great price. 775744



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Great product. No problems 759067



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Worked perfectly for my Hollywood Bike Rack. Now I can fold my rack to the upright position and access the rear of my Rubicon. Satisfaction acquired 100%. 758678



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I received the hitch and it looks like it will work ! 752675



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The Blue Ox drop hitch does exactly what it is supposed to do... Well made and heavy. 745555


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