Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 3" Rise/Drop - 12" Long

Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 3" Rise/Drop - 12" Long

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  • Tow Bars
  • Hitch Adapter
  • High-Low Adapter
  • Blue Ox
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3 Inch Rise/Drop
Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 3" rise or a 3" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 10,000 lbs. Pin and clip included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BX88235 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 - 3" Rise/Drop - 12" Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX88235

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 3" rise or a 3" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 10,000 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: 3"
  • Receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum weight capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • Overall length: 15-3/4"
  • Length from center of pin hole to center of pin hole: 10-1/8"
  • Length from center of hitch pin hole to end of receiver: 12-3/4"
  • Measurement from center of receiver pin hole to opening of receiver: 2-9/16"
  • Measurement from center of receiver pin hole to end of receiver: 3-7/8"
  • Measurement from center of hitch pin hole to end of shank: 3"
  • Length of receiver portion: 6-3/8"
  • 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.



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BX88235 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BX88235 Installation instructions



Video of Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 3" Rise/Drop - 12" 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 BX88235 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number BX88235. This is the Blue Ox high low adapter for tow bars. It's going to allow for proper positioning of your tow bar system. Its going to make up the height difference between the RV's hitch and tow vehicle's base plates. It can be used in either the rise or drop position. This would be the rise position.

And then just flipping it over would turn it to the drop position. It's going to be constructed of a sturdy steel construction. It's got a nice solid shank on it, and it's going to resist rust and corrosion because it has a nice durable powder coat finish on it. The receiver is going to be securely bolted onto the shank. It does include your 5/8 inch pin and clip to secure it inside of the trailer hitch. The product's made in the USA and keep in mind that this is designed for flat towing only.

It's not designed to use to tow a trailer. It is designed for 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. It's going to provide us with a rise or drop of 3 inches. That's measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the inside top edge of the receiver that's bolted onto the shank. From the inside corner to inside corner, that's going to measure 3 inches whether it's in the rise or drop position. It's going to feature a maximum capacity of 10,000 pounds. The overall length, we'll take a measurement of that real quick.

Measuring from edge to edge that's going to give us a measurement that looks to be about 15 and 3/4 of an inch. The distance that we have from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the pin hole on the receiver is next. That's going to give us a measurement from this pin hole right here, center on center, to this one right here of about 10 and 1/8 of an inch. The length from the center of the hitch pin hole to the front of the receiver opening is going to give us a measurement of about 12 and 3/4 of an inch. And then next the measurement from the center of the receiver pin hole to the end of the receiver, going this direction. We're looking at about 3 and 7/8 of and inch.

And then to the front we're looking at about 2 and 9/16 of an inch. That's from the center hitch pin hole to the front of the receiver. We'll take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole that's right here to the end of the shank. That looks like it's going to give us a measurement of right on 3 inches. The length of the receiver portion that's up here from front to back is going to give us a measurement of about 6 and 3/8 of an inch. Now the pin holes on the unit, this one right here and this one right here, are going to measure 5/8 of an inch in diameter. It does have a solid backing right here on the receiver that's mounted to the shank. It has really simple installation though. When it comes to installing this unit all you have to do is slide the shank into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up your pin holes and then secure it with the included hitch pin and clip. That's going to do it for today's look at part number BX88235.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 3" Rise/Drop - 12" Long - BX88235

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 3" rise or a 3" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 10,000 lbs. Pin and clip included.

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Bridget was very helpful in getting our item selected and shipped. The High Low is working great! Thanks again for your great service!! 214495



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This item is well built, strong welds solid bar stock. Priced right. 454087



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This is the first time that I have purchased from e-trailer. They had an unbeatable price, and my purchase arrived quickly. Our Class C motorhome has a bolt on hitch that sits very low to the ground. Only, the “Blue Ox high/low adaptor” provided our needed 3" height increase, between our MH and our towed SUV. For us, a 2" rise was not enough, and 4" was too much (everyone sells those), this 3” adaptor was exactly what was needed. As usual Blue Ox equipment is top notch! It was bit expensive but their quality is exceptional. The welds were very clean, precise and it was painted like a new car. Thanks e-trailer for making the purchase possible and a pleasant experience. We will be using our new 3” rise adaptor tomorrow. Thanks 179846



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Product is very well made, shipping was excellent and Gwen was very courteous and processed the order in a acceptable amount of time. Thank You Again E-Trailer 558672



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Best price, and prompt service. I would recommend highly. 403414



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Nice drop bar. I needed the longer length for my application and this did it. Not sure why this style drop bar is bolted while most of the other Blue Ox drop bars are all welded. 286735



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What makes it great, are the instructional videos that you provide. This aided my service guys in the installation. Thanks!! 271900



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Solid, high quality and expensive. Arrived a day ahead of predicted. 228694



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Product is available many places, but the best price is etrailer.com. 227143



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i dont think you can get anything stronger !! 178010


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  • How To Measure Correct Rise or Drop of High-Low Adapter
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