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Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" Hitches - 11" Rise/Drop - 7K

Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" Hitches - 11" Rise/Drop - 7K

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Insert this heavy-duty drop hitch receiver adapter into your 2" hitch to get up to an 11" rise or drop for high or low ground clearance. 2" Receiver lets you use a ball mount, pintle hook, or other hitch-mounted accessory. 1-800-940-8924 to order Patriot Hitches drop hitch part number PH54FR or order online at Free expert support on all Patriot Hitches products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" Hitches - 11" Rise/Drop - 7K. Drop Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Patriot Hitches Drop Hitch - PH54FR

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 11 Inch Drop
  • No Ball
  • 7000 lbs GTW
  • Adjustable Height
  • Patriot Hitches
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Anti-Rattle Shank

Insert this heavy-duty drop hitch receiver adapter into your 2" hitch to get up to an 11" rise or drop for high or low ground clearance. 2" Receiver lets you use a ball mount, pintle hook, or other hitch-mounted accessory.


  • Drop hitch receiver adapter provides a rise or drop to match the height of your application
    • Move receiver up or down adjustable shank and secure at chosen height with included pins
  • 2" Receiver lets you use a ball mount, pintle hook, or other hitch-mounted accessory
  • Built-in anti-rattle bolts reduce vibration and noise
    • Adjust with included wrench
  • Heavy-duty steel construction is ideal for towing extra-heavy loads
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Meets SAE J684 towing safety regulations
  • (4) 5/8" Hitch pins with clips included for securing accessories, adapter, and shank
    • Hitch locks sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Built-in receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum drop: 11"
  • Maximum rise: 11"
  • Maximum gross towing weight capacity: 7,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 700 lbs
  • Dimensions: 11-1/4" tall x 13-3/4" long x 3" wide
    • Distance from rear of shank to angled brace: 5-3/4"
    • Distance from rear of shank to center of hitch pin hole: 2-1/2"
  • Height adjustment: 1-1/2" increments
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: Not for use with flat towing or tow bars.

101001 Patriot Hitches The General Red-Ops Adjustable Hitch - Class IV/V - 11" Rise / Drop - 7,000 lbs

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Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" Hitches - 11" Rise/Drop - 7K - PH54FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (94 Customer Reviews)

Insert this heavy-duty drop hitch receiver adapter into your 2" hitch to get up to an 11" rise or drop for high or low ground clearance. 2" Receiver lets you use a ball mount, pintle hook, or other hitch-mounted accessory.


Great website navigation, information, pricing and tech support when needed. If I could ask for one thing it would be to have a veterans discount.

A year later and paint is still in place - no rust. Outstanding products.
Scott - 01/23/2022


We used this on our raised Jeep to attach a plow to the front. Worked well during the first snow season. Extremely sturdy and well made. One change was that we had a machine shop drill a new hole in the solid part of the top so we could keep the hitch closer tot the chassis.


I was beginning to worry that my purchase had been lost. Then about the time I was about to give up, etrailer sent an email saying that my hitch would be delivered the next day, and it was.
Great quality as always from etrailer.



Great concept to lower bike rack for ebikes saving the heavy lift! Bought the for a customer who has a Thule Easy Fold with ramp, but her truck is too high for the ramp to work well. This should do the trick.


Worked great, used it with my Blue Ox tow bar to drag my lowered 66 C10 (3500-4000lbs?) behind my motorhome about 1500 miles so far. No problems at all, fit and finish, welds look great. Only small issue was the little anti rattle set screw loosened up a couple times, but I don’t see that as a necessity, and a little threadlocker will cure that anyway. Very happy with it, and it was very fairly priced.


It may be overkill, but it gets my Thule bike rack at a workable level when I am not towing my small toy hauler trailer. The bike rack's ramp is now at a level where the its incline works for my heavy electric bike. I was having to lift it into place at the truck's hitch receiver's height.


This receiver helped me lower my bike rack to a reasonable height. I have both a 86 Bronco and a Subaru Ascent both with high hitches. This made it easier to load my 60 lb. electric bike onto the bike rack.


Has the adaptability I was looking for. Use it for utility trailer. Also use for garbage transport down long driveway by taking advantage of vehicle air ride suspension system.


Bought one a year ago. Pulled my race trailer to Calif, Florida several times. A year later this drop hitch is still in new condition. This hitch is remarkable. Well built, strong..very strong, easy to adjust when needed and I highly recommend it, takes up far less space then having a shelf full of various sized ball hitches.


Excellent well made and finished drop receiver. Perfect packaging. A perfect solution to lower my ebike rack for easier loading of the heavy ebike. Thanks for the great product.


No BS on this one. I got a confirmation email the day I ordered it that it shipped. For such a heavy item it showed up in only a couple days! Faster than Amazon. Adjustable receiver showed up with out a scratch. I only paid for basic shipping too! I’m impressed.


Well made. Great flexibility. We use it on a Lull to launch boats on trailers. Allows us to keep the front end of the Lull out of the water.


Product had a defect. They worked with me to have the vendor replace the part. All is well.


works well


This is hitch is perfect.


Quality product, well engineered and works very well. I’ve always had good luck with products from etrailer.


Easy to use and heavy duty. Was as adve rtised.


It went together really smoothly. really like that the pins colored so I know they belong to this hitch. Sturdy and quickly adjust smoothly up and down. Looks sharp and meets my needs. Thank you for the great product.


Worked great, for a snow plow attachment. Made it through one winter.):


It just arrived. I did a successful fit check. It is well constructed and believe it will work well. This adapter provides flexibility to properly level different loads without needing customized hitch adapters for each one. Unlike other brands, this adapter mounts closer to the rear of the vehicle. Ordering from the company website was easy and shipping was free.


Super heavy-duty. I am using this "upside-down" on the back of a Tacoma to get a heavy, receiver-hitch mountain bike rack up higher for when we are off road. It gets the bikes and rack up to avoid damage that may come from a gully crossing, etc. Probaly overkill since I'm not towing, but super rugged!


was not happy with the product as it did not fit inti my trailer hitch receiver. I had to grind off the square edges to make it fit.


It’s a hardy hitch. Looks a little too glamorous and nice back there that I often have to take it off in fear someone is gonna steal the pretty thing. However, it’s a beast and heavy. So this often isn’t fun for me or any potential thief..

But really good quality!


Was very happy with the product I received! I'm never disappointed in anything I order from etrailer


Worked great on our Honda CRV 2016. We use it to carry our Golden Scooter.

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See what our Experts say about this Patriot Hitches Drop Hitch

  • Is There a Maximum Weight Capacity to Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter
    There is not a maximum capacity for the Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter # PH54FR. It has a 7,000 lb towing capacity and 700 lb tongue weight capacity no matter what. We have verified this with Patriot Hitches.
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  • Can Patriot Hitch Adjustable Drop Adapter be Used with LockNroll Coupler
    You can use the Patriot Hitch Adjustable Drop Adapter part # PH54FR with your Lock N Roll setup to easily change the rise/drop of the ball mount. You should keep in mind that when using a hitch adapter like this you cut the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent due to the additional leverage and movement created.
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  • Where are Patriot Hitch Adjustable Drop Hitches like PH54FR Manufactured
    The Patriot Hitch adjustable drop hitches like the # PH54FR you're asking about are proudly made in the USA, in Ohio. I've linked to a product demonstration video featuring the # PH54FR drop hitch.
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  • Gaining Ground Clearance With Two Motorcycle Carrier
    I have a single motorcycle carrier for my KX450. Between my bike and the carrier their dead weight is about 315lbs, but my tongue weight is more than that since the bike sits farther out from the hitch receiver. With bumps and hills on the road that tongue weight is constantly changing and with your double motorcycle carrier the tongue weight is going to be much more since it sits further out from the hitch. That being said, the Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver # PH54FR...
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  • What is Difference Between Patriot Hitches Adjustable Ball Mounts PH54FR and PH67SR
    The difference is the color of the pin and clips of the two kits. The Patriot Adjustable Hitch Adapter part # PH67SR has black pin and clips whereas the # PH54FR has red ones.
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  • Does Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Have Different Capacities Based on Rise or Drop
    We have verified with Patriot Hitches that there are not different towing capacities and tongue weights based on the rise or drop of the Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter # PH54FR. No matter which rise or drop position the hitch is, it has a maximum 7,000 lb towing capacity and 700 lb tongue weight capacity. The Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter # PH54FR has up to an 11" rise or drop and a 2" receiver.
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  • How Much Clearance From Hitch Pin Hole on Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver.
    You will want to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper. The Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter # PH54FR has 3-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the angled brace for the shank, so you're going to need at least that distance from your bumper to the hitch pin hole. Since this doesn't come with any security features, I do recommend adding a hitch lock like the InfiniteRule Hitch Lock for 2" Hitches - 2-5/8" Span...
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  • Why Isn't Patriot Hitches PH54FR Drop Hitch Adapter Rated for Flat Towing
    The reason is pretty simple. The Blue Ox # BX88132 is specifically designed for flat towing and has been rigorously tested for that purpose. The Patriot Hitch # PH54FR adjustable drop receiver adapter has NOT been tested for flat towing a vehicle, therefore Patriot Hitch can't recommend using the product for that purpose as they don't know how their product would preform in that application. I've liked to product videos for both items mentioned above.
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  • Will This Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Adapter Work With The Etrailer Motorcycle Carrier
    Yes, it would be safe to use the Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" Hitches - 11" Rise/Drop - 7K, part # PH54FR, with the etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch - 76" Long - Steel - 500 lbs, part # e98873. You should not need to add an anti-rattle devices, it has a built in anti-rattle device. You also have an anti-rattle hitch bolt in your motorcycle carrier. This adapter will provide you will 11" of drop, but please keep in mind that anytime you add...
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  • Could Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch be Used as High Low Adapter When Flat Towing
    To lower your hitch height when flat towing your Honda Fit , I recommend using the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter - 2" Hitches - 10-1/4" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW # RM-048-10, which will give you the closest rise/drop to what you need. The Patriot adjustable hitch opening part # PH54FR is not designed to be used for flat-towing.
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  • Bike Rack With Tilt Feature For A Motorhome With Rear Slide Room
    For your 25ft class c motor home I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4"/2" Hitches - Frame Mount Item # HR1000Z. This rack has the tilt away feature. The only thing I would be concerned about is the height of the handlebars in the tilt position if you are wanting to keep the bikes on the rack with the slide room out. To provide more clearance I recommend the Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" Hitches - 11" Rise/Drop - 7K Item...
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  • Recommended Adjustable Receiver for Flat-Towing With At Least 6 Drop
    The Replacement Shank for Gen-Y Adjustable Ball Mount part # 325-GH-304 is my recommendation on an adjustable receiver used for flat-towing. It will provide up to a 7-1/2" rise or drop depending on configuration.
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  • Recommended Adjustable Drop Receiver That Can Be Used With Friction Sway Control
    I have another option for you, but while the Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter # PH54FR would allow you to install your current ball mount with provisions for two friction sway control, it has not be tested for this at this time (1/29/2021) so I would not recommend using it in this manner at this time. For an option that is rated for use with friction sway control, I recommend the Replacement Shank for Gen-Y Adjustable Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop/Rise - 10K...
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  • Height of Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier
    The Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier, # TH665C will be close to 31" high from the center of the hitch pin when in the upright and locked position. We do not have this item installed on a vehicle that allows me to exactly measure the tilted position, though approximately 4"-6" lower. Use of a Drop/Rise hitch such as the Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter, # PH54FR can provide options to the elevation of a cargo carrier if necessary.
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  • What Do You Recommend for Adding Rise to Have a Higher Ground Clearance for a Cargo Carrier?
    I have a solution for you. When it comes to hitch adapters that provide rise to your trailer hitch for your cargo carrier, we only carry adapters that add rise for 2-inch hitch receivers. However, with that being said, we do carry adapters that enable you to carry 2-inch accessories on a 1-1/4 inch receiver that add rise. For that route, I recommend the Brophy Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" # HT5R. In addition to allowing you to use 2-inch accessories on your 1-1/4 inch hitch, the Brophy adapter...
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  • Cargo Carrier With Raised Shank To Prevent Exhaust From Melting Items Being Hauled.
    I recommend an adjustable receiver adapter like the Patriot Hitches Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" Hitches - 11" Rise/Drop - 7K Item # PH54FR. You can use your existing carrier and the mount allows you to raise it up to 11 inches higher. It has a 700lb tongue weight capacity. One thing to keep in mind is using this is going to drop the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on your vehicle so you just want to make sure your load does not exceed that amount. We have three carriers...
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of Patriot Hitch Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver
    The Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" Hitches - 11" Rise/Drop - 7,000 lbs # PH54FR is rated for a tongue weight of 700 lbs max. The Replacement 2" Receiver for Curt Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount # C45802 will work with the Replacement Shank for Curt Adjustable Ball Mount # C45059. You also can take a look at the Gen-Y hitch shanks like # 325-GH-624 for the stackable receivers which are made strong and will work well. This can work as a ball mount, but also can be used as...
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