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etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, and Tow Bars - 2" Hitches
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etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, and Tow Bars - 2" Hitches

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Never get on your hands and knees again to install an accessory in your hitch. This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your hitch and a 2" accessory. Once installed, it doesn't need to be adjusted. Call 800-298-1624 to order etrailer hitch aligners part number e98942 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, and Tow Bars - 2" Hitches. Hitch Aligners reviews from real customers.
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Never get on your hands and knees again to install an accessory in your hitch. This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your hitch and a 2" accessory. Once installed, it doesn't need to be adjusted.


Features:

  • Stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes of an accessory and your 2" hitch
    • Eliminates need to get on your hands and knees to align hitch pin holes
  • Easy, one-time installation on most 2" hitch-mounted accessories
    • Slide collar on shank
    • Align accessory and hitch pin holes
    • Adjust collar to meet hitch
    • Tighten down hand knobs
  • Steel construction with black powder coat finish


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This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on a hitch-mounted accessory and your 2" hitch. It's perfect for bike racks, cargo carriers, ball mounts, tow bars, or any other 2" accessory and it can be split and placed on the shank to avoid any impediments. It installs quickly and, once installed, it doesn't need further adjustment. Installing your favorite accessory in a trailer hitch receiver has never been easier.


Automatic Pin Hole Alignment

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The collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your favorite 2" accessory and a 2" trailer hitch receiver every time you install it. It prevents you from having to bend down or stick your finger into the hole to check for alignment. It also eases the burden of installing a heavy accessory, like a cargo carrier, that's hard to wiggle forward or back in small increments.


Easy, One-Time Installation

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The stop collar easily installs on most 2" accessories and once installed, it doesn't have to be adjusted - set it and forget it. To install, just slide the collar onto the accessory's 2" shank, insert the shank into your hitch, align the pin holes, slide the collar up against your hitch, and tighten down both hand knobs. If there are any impediments simply unscrew the knobs, split the collar into 2 pieces, and put it back together past the point of impediment.



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etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, and Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - e98942

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (812 Customer Reviews)

Never get on your hands and knees again to install an accessory in your hitch. This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your hitch and a 2" accessory. Once installed, it doesn't need to be adjusted.

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If you're a fumble-fingers as I am, you'll be glad to hear that installation of this collar was as easy as advertised. The only tip I'd share is try to tighten both wing nuts equally before tightening each individually. I haven't yet removed the bike rack from the hitch, so I can't report whether this device works as it should. The online purchasing process went smoothly, and Etrailer mailed the item promptly, with an email this morning that the item would be delivered today. Good business!


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I still haven’t removed the bike hitch, so I cannot provide an update on whether the device works as it should.
Jim - 04/27/2022


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It is a simple thing. I probably don't need it as I am perfectly capable of lining up the pin hole on my hitch. Thing is, I don't want to. I have lined up pin holes probably a thousand times and it is annoying, sweaty, and if I make a bad decision finger pinching affair. So no, I don't need this, but I do love having it. I put my bike rack in the hitch, put in the pin and go ride. Just makes my day a wee bit more enjoyable.



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As my electric bike rack is quite heavy, lining up the hitch pin was awkward, with a lot of sliding back and forth. This collar ensures that when I slide the rack into the receiver, it lines up perfectly every time. Also, it looks very substantial and fastens easily. Thank you eTtrailer.



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Simple, effective design with perfect function. Slip the collar around your hitch bar before inserting your hitch into the receiver. Pin your hitch. Butt the collar against the receiver and tighten. Thereafter, hitch-pin hole alignment is always perfect. Excellent value.



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The absolute best part of this product is the installation video. It is the difference between feeling like you can do it yourself versus needing to take it to a shop. There are a number of tricky installation aspects that are no longer tricky when you learn about them in advance by watching the video, which is very thorough. In the end, my hitch turned out great, and it works very well for my intended purpose (bike rack). It's awesome to have it hidden behind my license plate because I think exposed receiver hitches hanging low on cars (especially a Volt) look like a compromise compared to how they look on an SUV. Thanks for making a great product along with a great video.



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We had the hitch installed for our e-bike carrier. The hitch is very sturdy and is easy to use.



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Excellent time saving device. My cargo carrier has become so popular with other members of the family that I find myself moving it to various vehicles and then back to my vehicle. I happens that the other receiver hitches match mine and I can easily insert the carrier tongue into the receiver and the pin lines up perfectly. That saves getting down on the ground to visualize the alignment. Worth every penny!



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Installed on a 2009 Lexus RX350. Super simple—maybe 10 minutes. As always, great instructions and the item arrived in good condition.



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I received the item as promised. I was kept in the loop as to its status: order received, shipped and expected delivery date. I had a pop-up camper for 7 years, and I think of all the time that was wasted trying to line up the holes for the pin. I wish I had known about this sooner. But at least with the 2 inch hitch & weight distribution bars, which are very heavy and the hitch itself has to weigh 70 lbs! at least. This is SO perfect, insert, one and done ! Perfect every time !! I'll be bragging about this all year !



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It's a great design but you need to make sure it doesn't slip once you get your exact setting. I would consider getting separate collars for each rack. (I wound up using tape markings so I can easily switch between appliances, until I get another collar.)



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Great Hitch.., Fits Perfectly..., and Good Price --- This was my second purchase of this same hitch (one for my Venza, one for my wife's Venza). My only complaint is that both hitches were shipped in a thin cardboard shipping box and both mounting plates at the ends of the crossbar had torn holes in the cardboard shipping box, both the mounting plates were sticking about 4 inches outside the box, and both of the mounting plates had areas where the paint had been scraped and/or chipped off. In addition, the thin clear tape that was used to wrap the receiver (and to secure the bag of mounting bolts) was worn through at the point where the receiver had also ground a hole in the cardboard shipping box......, "luckily" the paint on the receiver had not been scrapped or chipped like the mounting plates were. A bit of supplemental thick cardboard or dense foam wrapping/padding on both mounting plate bars and on the receiver would solve this issue for next to no cost..., and would resolve this recurring issue with scraped/chipped paint which will lead to rust unless the buyer goes out an buys the required touch-up paint.



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They fit my 4Runner great. Perfect fit. But box end was completely torn off—was taped closed with clear tape—all pieces included. Will install permanently in the morning



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This was very easy to install and will make installing my bike rack that much faster. Well worth the money.



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LOVE this gizmo! Simple but it is the little things that really help. I am a 4'11'' woman and lifting my very heavy bike rack is enough of a challenge already. This SO helps me quickly align the pins! Thank you for great service and a fine product!!!!



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This is a GREAT device. I add/remove my Kuat NV2.0 bike rack several times per week. I'd marked the hitch's tongue with a line to help align it but often would still have to wiggle/futz with the rack to get it properly aligned. I saw this device and ordered it. Upon initial setup, just ensure that the holes in the hitch receiver and your rack or trailer's tongue are fully centered on each other and snug up the etrailer hitch alignment collar. You will thank yourself everytime you have to reinsert them for years to come.



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Love how it stops bike rack from bouncing. Worth every penny.



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Excellent transaction once agin. The item is excellent as described. I strongly recommend etrailer to all my friends and family. They keep you informed all the way until your item is received.



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I have bought from e- trailer before and have always been very happy with price and products. This 4 bike rack is a gift and should serve there needs.


Comments
Very well built
Harold - 11/25/2021


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Very satisfied with the hitch assembly results



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This small adder makes installing the bike rack easier and quicker. Definitely worth getting especially if one person will be putting the rack on the car.



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Simple and well made solution the lining up the trailer hitch pin!



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Works perfectly. Made putting our cargo carrier a breeze.



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Works great. Great idea to make it easier to put bike rack or cargo carrier on the hitch!



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Takes the guess work out of where the pin goes with attaching bike rack to vehicle. Great company with outstanding employees, stellar customer service and products.



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Ingenious device which makes hitch installation a breeze.


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    I had our warehouse measure the etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, and Tow Bars - 2" Hitches # e98942 you were looking at and it is 1-3/16" wide as shown in the included diagram. As long as you have 1-3/16" clearance between the receiver and the end of the 2" accessory you are using this would be a great fit for you. I included a video of the # e98942 for you to take a look at.
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