Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long

Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long

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  • Tow Bars
  • Hitch Adapter
  • High-Low Adapter
  • Blue Ox
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 10 Inch Rise/Drop
Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 10" rise or a 10" 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 BX88132 or order online at 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 - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.

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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX88132

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 10" rise or a 10" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 5,000 lbs. Pin and clip included.


  • 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


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Rise/drop: 10"
  • Receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum weight capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Length (pin hole to pin hole): 11-1/2"
  • 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.

BX88132 Blue Ox Hi-Lo Drop Receiver - 10" Drop/Rise

BX88132 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BX88132 Installation instructions

Video of Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" 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 BX88132 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number BX88132. This is the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bar Systems. It's going to allow for proper positioning of your tow bar. It makes up for the high difference between a RV's hitch and the tow vehicle's base plates. This can be used in either the drop or rise position. It's constructed of a nice sturdy steel construction. You can see here on the back side of the shank, we got a nice solid piece.

We also have a nice solid piece here on the back of the receiver tube, so the back of the receiver tube is not opened. It's constructed of a sturdy steel. It's also going resist rust and corrosion with the durable powder coat finish. A 5/8" pin and clip is going to be included that way you can secure the shank portion inside of your 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. It is designed for a 2" x 2" hitch. It's going to offer a drop or rise of 10"; that measurement is taken from the center of the shank straight up or straight down to the center of the receiver tube. The receiver size or the receiver opening is going to be 2" x 2".

It's going to offer a maximum weight capacity of 5,000 pounds. If we take a measurement from the center of 1 pin hole to the center of the other pin hole, that's going to give us a measurement of 11-1/2". The pin hole diameters are going to measure 5/8". The distance that we have from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright portion here measuring to the base of that weld is going to give us a measurement of 7-3/4". The distance that we have from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the shank is going to measure 3".

The receiver tube length is going to give us a measurement of 6-3/8" and then the overall length is going to give us a measurement of right around 17". Keep in mind that this system is designed for flat towing only, so you do not want to use this to tow a trailer. This portion here is our shank; it's going to be the portion that slides in to our 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. You're going to push it in until your pin holes are lined up with one another and then you can simply insert your 5/8" pin and clip. It's also going to be used with a pin and lock, so you got to do is secure that so this portion is going to be secured inside your hitch. Once you have it set in either the drop or the rise position, your tow bar systems is going to go in this portion here.

You're going to secure that with a 5/8" pin and clip or hitch pin and lock and then connect to your tow vehicle and you should be all set to go. That's going to do it for our review of part number BX88132. This is the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars providing a drop or rise of 10". .

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long - BX88132

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 10" rise or a 10" 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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Well constructed. Heavy duty. Friendly and helpful service. Quick delivery 558658

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fast delivery! Thank You Tom 576087

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Great product, well built, and shipped as requested. Some say when we we arrive, we have made it to our destination...We say when we arrive, our destination is yet to be determined. Moon Walker ( our jeep) has a new bridle. 385483


Without question the best product for this application as of this date on the market period!

SM - 05/28/2018


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My customer service representative was extremely nice and helpful. Very professional and checked on everything I asked her to check on. 203210

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Wiggles around in my receiver...not sure why, other than that is doing a great job! Money well spent. 638191

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Definitely heavy! Going to use this for a bike rack in front of my truck. Shipping box did not hold up very well, but didn’t seem to loose any parts. 607146

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Fit the 2" hitch great. Arrived with good shipping protection. Paint coating was good quality with good welds with minimal weld splatter. No complaints. 601806

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The hitch and locks we ordered arrived just as described by the seller. The customer service was excellent and very courteous. I will gladly do business with etrailer in the future. 593121

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Well made receiver pin included. 591645

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Very heavy duty, will be towing 1500 miles this week, arrived on time, so far happy with it. 586291

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perfect fit and can handle the load 586052

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Great product and service. 458565

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Not much exciting I can say about a big, heavy piece of steel, but this is another example of typical Blue Ox quality. Very well built with clean welds and good finish work. etrailer came through again too with prompt delivery and excellent communications. 355138



Doug B - 03/18/2018


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Great product. 136819

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The Blue Ox 10" rise/drop trailer hitch I order from appears to be of the highest quality. I had hoped to find a dual-receiver hitch with a 10" rise/drop, but it appeared that the maximum available rise/drop in a dual-receiver hitch is about 4". 129914

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Thank You, I Have Received The Item I Have Purchased 121953


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  • You certainly aren't alone having a bit of trouble backing up a long trailer. Using a front-mounted hitch like your # 65078 is fine, but the Blue Ox adapter, # BX88132, is designed for flat-towing so it isn't going to work for you. What you can do instead is attach a fixed ball mount, and the Draw-Tite # 80248 is going to give you 9-3/4" of rise. Please keep in mind that the Draw-Tite has has a max gross towing weight (GTW) of 3,500 lbs and max tongue weight (TW) of 350 lbs in the rise...
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  • High Low Adapter to Flat Tow Jeep Wrangler That Sits 10 inches Higher than RV Hitch
  • Yes you do need a high-low adapter to level out your tow bar so that you can safely tow your Jeep. Since you have a 10 inch height difference the adapter you'd want is the part # BX88132. I also attached a help article on these adapters as well.
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  • Step 1 when considering flat towing any vehicle is confirming in the owner's manual that it can be flat towed and any steps required to make it ready for this procedure. The Mini with manual transmission is the preferred version for towing but the automatic transmission models can be towed so long as they have the Steptronic feature. I suggest checking your owner's manual; the information I found was contained in an online edition on pages 147-148. Flat towing requires a few components...
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  • What is Tongue Weight Capacity on Blue Ox High-Low Adapter # BX88132
  • I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox regarding the High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars # BX88132 referenced in your question. He stated that this high-low adapter has a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds and a towing weight maximum of 5,000 pounds. This adapter will provide you with either a 10 inch rise or a 10 inch drop and can be used when flat towing a vehicle in order to make the tow bar level. Please note that this adapter should not be used to tow a trailer. I have attached a short...
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  • Highest Amount of Rise for a High/Low Hitch Adapter for Use with Tow Bar
  • When using a tow bar to pull your modified 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited you will need a high/low adapter to reduce the height difference between it and the RV. The greatest amount of rise available comes from the two items shown on the linked page, Roadmaster # RM-048-10 and Blue Ox # BX88132. There is no adapter with 15-inches of rise. Generally tow bar makers recommend no more than 3-inches above or below level for either end of the tow bar, so you may need to re-position your D-rings...
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  • We can help you equip your soon-to-be Ford Fiesta for flat towing behind your Class C motorhome. According to the online edition of the owner's manual (page 152) the car can safely be flat towed. Please refer to the linked articles on flat towing for more information on the items needed and do check the manual for your own car. Let's start with base plates. The linked page displays all base plates for the various versions of the car. You can choose your version using the drop-down menu...
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  • Parts Needed to Equip 2015 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD for Flat Towing Behind Motorhome
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  • Is High-Low Adapter Available For Towing Jeep That Is 14 To 15 Inches Higher Than RV Hitch
  • You are correct that the adapter we offer for tow bars with the most rise is 10 inches. That is the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter, part # BX88132. When flat towing you need to keep the tow bar as level as you can with a tolerance of 3 inches. Since you said you have 14 to 15 inches of difference we do not have a high-low adapter that would keep you within the 3 inches. I have attached a helpful article that explains flat-towing you can check out.
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  • High/Low Hitch Adapter for Tow Bar Use
  • A tow bar will ideally be dead-level when connected at both the RV and toad but it is permissible for either end of the bar to be up to 3-inches above or below level, but no more than that. In your case a high/low hitch adapter with 8-inches of drop will get you in the ballpark but one with 10-inches of drop will be better, such as Blue Ox # BX88132. We do not offer any high/low hitch adpaters with your required drop that also have a second receiver to allow use of a hitch-mounted accessory...
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  • High Low Adapter Recommendation for 2014 Honda CRV Towed by RV with 28 inch Tall Hitch
  • The bracket height for the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2258 which is a fit for your 2014 Honda CR-V will be 15-1/2 inches when installed. That means you would need the high low adapter part # BX88132 since you are a difference of 12-1/2 inches and 2-1/2 inches is within the safe range.
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  • High-Low Hitch Adapter Compatibility with Winch on 1999 Tahoe with Front Hitch Receiver
  • The Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long # BX88132 is designed for use with a tow bar. Using a winch would put additional torque on the adapter and the receiver that it isn't rated for or warrantied for. It would work fine for a 5,000 lb line pull that was fairly straight from the receiver. Beyond that it would work, but you would want to consider the torque on your hitch. It may be a better option to simply use a plate like the Curt Trailer...
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  • Can Two High-Low Adapter be Used to Achieve Needed Rise or Drop
  • To achieve a 10 inch drop to keep your tow bar within the "Safe Zone" (3 inches above or below level) I definitely recommend going with a single high-low adapter that features the full 10 inch drop. The potential issue with using 2 adapters like you mentioned is that it's going to cause an awful lot of movement at the connection point which may lead to failure down the line. With a flat towing setup using 2 adapters like this isn't as much of a concern compared to with a hitch mounted...
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