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Item # HT02
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Simple design transforms your 2" receiver into a 1-1/4". This lets you use all your 1-1/4" hitch accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, or ballmounts with a 2" hitch. Just pin it, clip it, and go!!!
This adapter allows you to use your current hitch accessories in either a 2" or a 1-1/4" receiver hitch.
Video of Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver
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Today we're going to take a look at the Brophy hitch reducer for a two inch to a one and a quarter inch, number HT02. This adapter allows you to use your current hitch accessories on either a two inch hitch or, thanks to this device, a one and a quarter inch receiver hitch. It will easily convert your two inch receiver to a one and a quarter inch receiver. It has a maximum tongue weight of 300 pounds. It has a towing capacity of 3000 pounds, or the lowest rated towing component which means if your hitch or your vehicle has a towing capacity of less than 3000 pounds you need to go with that one to ensure that you're towing safely. The sleeve design does not reduce tongue weight capacity, as an extender would.
It measures three inches from center to pin hole to center to pin hole. Overall it is seven inches long by about two inches tall. It comes with a powder coated black finish. It conveniently comes with a half-inch pin and clip to hold the one and a quarter inch accessories into place. You will use the five-eighths inch pin and clip that should have come with your hitch to attach this to the hitch.
If it did not come with a five-eighths inch hitch pin and clip we do sell those separately, number PC3. Let's bring this in and show you how this is done with our two inch hitch right here. You will take the larger of the two holes, insert that right in here, lining up the holes. Using your five-eighths inch pin and clip slide that through, clip that off and now you're ready to use your one and a quarter inch hitch accessories, say bike rack, cargo carrier, ball mount whatever it is you need to use. You'll slide that right in here, you'll line up the holes and then you just pop that through and clip that off.
There you have it. That was our Brophy hitch reducer two inch to one and a quarter inch, number HT02.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (123 Customer Reviews)Simple design transforms your 2" receiver into a 1-1/4". This lets you use all your 1-1/4" hitch accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, or ballmounts with a 2" hitch. Just pin it, clip it, and go!!!
by: mike o07/01/2013
Bought this hitch reducer for my chevy Traverse to use my 1 1/4" Thule bike rack. Fits the car fine. The spare tire is immediately behind and inline with the trailer hitch. This does not extend beyond the 2" hitch toward the spare tire. My Thule bike rack now fits nicely into the trailer hitch. I use a regular pin to hold the reducer in the hitch. With the bikes attached the reducer "moves" inside the 2" hitch about a 1/16th of an inch. this translates to a full inch or 2 of movement of the bikes back and forth. The Thule 1 1/4" hitch bar has a threaded bolt to secure it to the Hitch/reducer. In a smaller hitch there is no play and the bouncing of the bikes. with the reducer it now takes some getting used to. I am contemplating a steel shim but I would need to make sure it cannot fall out during travel . . . 86951
by: Don P.11/12/2013
I can't say enough good things about the C.S. Brophy company and how they stand behind their products. I bought one of these adapters from etrailer and used it for months but it didn't fit right. I finally discovered the 5/8" hole on one side was off center. etrailer directed me to call Brophy, and Brophy replaced the item as quickly as could be expected, paid for the return shipping, and followed up to make sure the replacement worked correctly. The replacement is a well made piece of hardware that should last many years. I will look first for Brophy products whenever I'm shopping for trailer hardware. 107151
by: Joe G.05/30/2011
It did what is was supposed to, reduce from a 2" to 1 1/4", it work but it is a little loose, bike carrier moves around a lot. 15694
by: Barbara F02/06/2016
The folks at eTrailer are the best at answering questions, recommending the right part and following up after the sale. I bought this hitch reducer and then the people who sold me the bike rack remembered that it came with an adapter that they had never used. Meanwhile, the reducer from eTrailer arrived very quickly. I will probably be returning it as I no longer need it. Nevertheless, I will remember the great customer service at eTrailer and will buy future products from them! 237118
by: Alan G09/26/2013
I am very pleased with my experience with etrailer. I was searching the web for a hitch reducer and I happened on your site. You had a video of the hitch reducer that I was interested in so I got a very good idea of what I was buying. The product arrived exactly as in your video. Now I'll be able to use my hitch for my bike rack. Thank you very much. I wish all my interrnet purchasing experiences were as good as what I experienced with your company! 101669
What I especially like about this product is it is much shorter and compact compared to other hitch adapters. This allows my bike carrier to be mounted several inches closer to my vehicle, but still has sufficient clearance from the bumper. The shorter design also results in less sway and bounce of the bike carrier. On the downside, I think it's probably the most expensive 2" to 1 1/4" hitch adapter on the market. But hey, you get what you pay for. 336556
by: John G.08/10/2016
This is about as short a reducer as I found. Product shipped and arrived in the timeframe expected (maybe faster). On receipt I installed it and tried it with the 1" steel luggage rack we have. Everything fits. I knew the opening of the two inch tow harness was under the bumper a bit, and measured prior to purchase to be sure the rack would not be against the bumper when installed. Wouldn't want it any closer, but it fits. 282357
by: Margaret L.03/12/2012
Great product and the customer service is impeccable. I've ordered the trailer hitch from them 1 1/2 weeks after I ordered a grill guard from another online store and my trailer hitch came in faster. It's amazing. I decided to order the adapter from them again and had a couple of questions before I place the order, customer service rep was really courteous and knowledgeable. I received my adapter in 3 days. Amazing store! 33575
by: CJ H.06/25/2013
I'm very impressed with the ordering process and the quickness of delivery. The product is very well made. I also thought it was great that there was a video demonstrating the product. Made it very easy for me to see that this is the EXACT product to fit my needs. I will shop eTrailer.com for all my RV, auto, trailer, bike needs. I think my local RV dealer will be using you as well. You have great pricing. Thank you!! 86048
by: Frank G.06/03/2015
I found the design, construction and materials are excellent and the fit was good but looser than I had hoped for. My 1-1/4 cargo rack has two pin holes, as if it was made to fit an adapter. I would like the internal sleeve to extend the full length of the adapter. The option of selecting which pin I want would be nice, too. Overall, this adapter is fine and worth the price. 200085
by: Dennis J09/19/2016
I bought this to use a cargo rack that was given to me on my 2013 Murano. My hitch is 2" and the cargo carrier is 1 1/4". This made the transition perfectly. The best part is it's not so long like any of the others that I've found. This being only 7" long, my cargo rack does not stick out so far like it would with a 12" adapter. Fast shipping, great communication from etrailer. 296370
I needed a hitch reducer to attach my bike rack to our vehicle for my family's upcoming vacation trip. My bike rack had a 1 1/4" hitch and my vehicle has a 2" receiver. I quickly found the right hitch reducer on the etrailer.com website and the product was delivered in-time for my trip and worked as expected. We did plenty of biking.Thank you etrailer.com 147843
by: Vish N.06/18/2012
This product worked like a charm. I was trying to find a product to mount my Bell bike rack on a 2" Hitch and reduce it to 1 1/4". My bike rack was quite unstable with the plastic reducer Bell had provided. With this product, my bike rack fits well with no rattle and I drove a long distance carrying 4 bikes during father's day without any problems. 44586
by: Roger H.03/08/2012
The adapter slid right in to the factory hitch on our 2012 Volvo XC60. This is a big deal since we had to return a different brand of adapter because the corner radii did not match up and it would not go in. There's a little bit of play, but the locking/snugging kit we also got will take care of that. Great solution for my 1 1/4" tongue bike rack! 33221
by: Joe Saldana11/14/2014
I was searching for a solution to a rear mounted spare tire jack and fuel can mount. This mount uses a 2 inch mount, but the center wheel opening is 11/2 so I needed an adapter to downsize. I was not aware that adapters were available, until I can across your site and there is was. I purchased it and it work just as your site stated it would. 160928
by: The Texas R.A.T.02/18/2015
I am very pleased with the quality of the product. This hitch reducer is 100% quality, and while I could have gotten one for $13 shipped to my house from eBay their's are of poor quality. And that is why I decided to buy from etrailer.com being they sell the best quality stuff. As the old saying goes "you get what you pay for". 175237
by: Tony A.10/06/2016
I had great trouble finding this item anywhere else but my sales rep. at etrailer knew exactly what I was looking for. I had a 1 1/4 receiver on my Malibu and several 1 1/4 hitch bars with different sized balls, but my new vehicle has a 2in receiver and I didn't want to buy new hitches. The reducer solved my problem simply. 303784
by: Donna M07/07/2016
Still not quite the snug fit I was hoping for - but it certainly accomplishes the goal of being able to insert the Kuat rack. For further security, I added a lock that keeps the rack from swaying as much. The line up of the hitch, the insert, and the bike rack was challenging but improved the overall install. 268852
by: Phil L.05/26/2015
Your web site was very helpful. I wasn't sure if I needed just a reducer or a extension. Just a reducer worked fine. It's heavy duty so it should hold up well. The video was very helpful showing how the reducer fit. I didn't know I needed a 5/8" pin which the video mentioned so I ordered that also. Thanks! 196944
by: James in New Orleans04/01/2013
It does exactly what it was advertised to do- adapt my current 4" hitch so I could attach my bike rack. There's some wiggle room, (literally) but I knew that before I bought it. The bike rack actually fits more snugly than it did in an old vehicle I once had with a hitch. 73746
by: Doug D.03/31/2011
There is a fair amount of play between this adapter and a 2" receiver so any attachments used (bike rack or cargo rack) will rock back and forth more than expected. I used small pieces of aluminum to shim between the adapter and the receiver the minimize the movement. 10858
by: Mike S06/20/2013
Very satisfied, easy ordering online with fast delivery. This adapter installs in a few seconds with no tools required. It is a little lose fitting but can be removed just as easily as installing. Wish it came with a 5/8 pin as i already have the smaller one. 85357
Came faster than promised and was just the right fit. The company actually FOLLOWED though until the order arrived, then sent an email to follow up that it did indeed make it. Very pleased and will use again if the need arises. Chris (Delaware) 166018
Recieved my order a day before schedule. This is a great company to deal with. Prompt and good quality items. Tried it out on my hitch and it works just as I hoped. Now I have another option for pulling my small tent trailer. Happy Camper! 218867
by: Gary R.08/19/2014
I was actually surprised to find this. My local hardware stores and farm stores didn't have a hitch reducer. One guy told me he thought that they didn't make them. I received this one in good condition and without delay. 147337
by: Wayne H06/04/2015
Great fit; easy to use; just what reviews described. Particularly liked the available videos and the research that etrailer guys do to answer customer questions. Etrailer has been added to my Go-To bookmarks. 200483
by: Michael W09/05/2012
Got this adapter so I could use my bike rack that's for a 1 1/4 size hitch. It's a straight forward adapter. The fit is a little on the loose side so I would recommend an anti rattle device to go with it. 53991
E-trailer website made it easy to find what I needed and compare. Best priceI found, and the pin was included. Products I ordered were shipped and delivered promptly. The hitch adaptor works great 59881
by: JImmy M.05/16/2012
I wanted a reducer that extend a little bit my hitch and It's perfect. My bike rack is now more solid and it does not touch my bumper. fast shipping to canada via USPS (thank god it's not UPS) 40658
by: Mike O.08/05/2012
The product works as advertised; however, mine was not shipped with the pin. I am sure that e-trailer will ship one to me, as I plan to contact them via e-mail once I am done with this review. 50603
Product fits exactly as described. I will use this to hold a bike rack bought for a 1 1/4" receiver on my 2" receiver car. Shipping was supper fast. Ordered on a Sunday, had item by Tuesday. 10716
I have purchased three trailer hitches for.various vehicles over the last several years and have always been very pleased with the product and especially with the installation instructions. 36345
by: john boy05/03/2011
I used this to reduce my 2" hitch to 1 1/4" for my bike rack that I have. It works great. I also bought the anti rattle pin and lock and it also works great. I would recommend this product. 12813
Once again the service and prompt delivery of our order by etrailer was superb. The extension is just the right size and solidly made. I have no fears using it to carry our bike rack. 64103
by: Jim M07/04/2014
Downsizes the hitch receiver from 2 inches to 1.25 inches. I purchased the HT02 hitch reducer to accommodate a mountain bike carrier. Very satisfied with the product. Works great. 139309
This Brophy hitch reducer makes it easy to mount our 1 1/4 bike carrier in a Curtis 2' hitch. Well made in the USA it is a great buy and works well. Thanks Nick K for the help. 263468
by: Walter K.04/23/2012
Heavy duty, simple conversion from 2" to 1 1/4". Works as advertised and is fairly unobtrusive. It does not stick as far out from the 2" receiver as some other adaptors. 38152
If correct - you rock!!! Not every Customer Service rep understands what you are ordering....I believe your reps are the exception. We'll know for sure when it arrives. 343
by: Jaynie T.12/24/2014
The receiver reducer was exactly what I needed for my bike rack, without causing it to extend out too far. It was shipped quickly and in excellent condition. 166863
by: Pete A.07/30/2014
The product arrived a few days after I ordered it. It looks great and is exactly what I needed. The parts are very solid and fit perfectly on my Honda Pilot. 143404
by: Freddie C.06/12/2011
The hitch to my new truck was very easy to put on and the delivery was very quick. Highly recommend etrailer for your trailer needs. Thanks Guys!! 16771
by: Cile H02/24/2011
Just exactly what I needed to take my bikes behind my RV-- easy to install and strong. Was delivered in just two days. Will use etrailer again. 7792
by: G Saikaly05/14/2013
I bought this reducer for a bicycle rack, which, even with a stabilizing strap, slops around too much. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks 80159
by: Don P.04/08/2012
Holes were well placed to allow good fit for all planned attachments. Fit well with little wiggle, even without wobble eliminators installed. 36546
by: Mike G.02/02/2015
The sleeve was excellently constructed and will work perfectly with the Bike Rack I'm using with the trailer hitch purchased from eTrailer. 172182
Works perfectly. I wish someone had mentioned the anti-rattle accessories when I ordered this - it would have saved a second order. 95415
by: Chris S.02/28/2015
The hitch reducer fits a bit loose into the receiver, but will serve the purpose of allowing me to use my older Yakima bike rack. 176475
by: Nets L.03/18/2013
Good quality, excellent product. A bit over priced compared to other brand named products well established in the market place. 71263
by: Bill G.05/10/2012
The hitch reducer works perfectly. Exactly as advertised. Order was handled quickly and professionally. Highly recommended. 39920
by: Greg G.10/15/2015
A very compact converter. This replaced one that was several inches longer and put my bike carrier too far from the vehicle. 230008
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