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B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2"

B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2"

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This adapter sleeve with pinched ends lets you use 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" hitch receiver and stops when flush and holes are aligned. E-coat and black powder coat finishes resist corrosion. 1-833-496-1390 to order B and W hitch adapters part number BWRHXA2182 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2". Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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B and W Hitch Adapters - BWRHXA2182

  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • No Extension
  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • B and W

This adapter sleeve with pinched ends lets you use 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" hitch receiver and stops when flush and holes are aligned. E-coat and black powder coat finishes resist corrosion.


Features:

  • Adapter reduces a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hitch receiver opening to 2" x 2"
    • Lets you use 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories, like a bike rack or cargo carrier
  • Easy to use - slides directly into your hitch or onto the shank of your accessory
  • Pinched ends prevent the adapter from sliding too far into your hitch receiver
    • Keeps pin holes lined up while you insert accessory
  • E-coat and black powder coat finishes resist corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 5-3/4" long x 2-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" tall
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


B and W Hitch Reducer Adapter with Pinched Ends

Avoid the nuisance of having an adapter slide all the way into your receiver. The pinched ends on this reducer sleeve keep the adapter in place while you insert your bike rack or other accessory into your hitch. This ensures that the pin holes on the adapter line up with those on your hitch receiver and on your accessory.


B and W Reducer Sleeve Hitch Adapter Pin Holes


Two sets of pin holes allow for a custom fit for most factory and aftermarket hitches. Simply adjust the orientation of the pinched ends so that the pin holes line up with your receiver tube pin holes. For Ram and Ford factory hitches and Draw-Tite aftermarket hitches, insert the reducer sleeve so that the pinched ends face out to the sides. For GM factory hitches and Curt aftermarket hitches insert the sleeve so that the ends are positioned on the top and bottom of your receiver.

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Customer Reviews

B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" - BWRHXA2182

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (180 Customer Reviews)

This adapter sleeve with pinched ends lets you use 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" hitch receiver and stops when flush and holes are aligned. E-coat and black powder coat finishes resist corrosion.

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I just received in the mail and was immediately impressed with the quality, fit with hitch on truck and the overall finish on the reducer sleeve. I see no reason to think this will not work well when called into use. Bottomline; 100% satisfied at the start, like most things in life, only time will tell. Given the product and how well it looks and feels from a workmanship standpoint, I am confident this will be a very good purchase.




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The adaptor is exactly what I need to install my tailgate salt spreader to my truck.




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Worked as needed. Works perfect for my cargo carrier for coolers and bike rack.




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This is a fantastic reducer. Every problem displayed in the video for this sleeve, I experienced with my previous sleeve, and this sleeve fixed every problem it said it would. I am much happier now.




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This works well with my F250. The only negative is that is does not pull out with the hitch. I have to pull it out separately after I pull out the hitch. I tried to tape it to the hitch, but the tape failed in short order. Still a nice improvement over a standard sleeve.




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Fit pretty good had to remove a small amount of powder coating to get it to fit. Perfect for taking the place of the factory Ford adapter. No more hold your mouth right to look be up the pin




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I will highly recommend etrailer.com to my friends and colleagues.
My F250 has a 2.5" hitch receiver. I have a B&W adjustable hitch, so I looked into ETRAILER.COM for a 2.5" to 2" sleeve. I needed this because I had a 2" Sports Logo receiver cover.
** Ordering was easy. It shipped the same day, and actually arrived a day early.
**** The reducer fits perfectly, and the pin holes line up correctly. The reducer has a second set of holes .5" further down, so should work with most hitch receivers.




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fits perfectly but if you take your hitch out take it out to or lock it or yours will be stolen like mine, I had to buy a new one, there's trash amongst us




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Fit perfect on my 2022 Ford F-250. Had bought a different brand from Tractor Supply where the hole was off 1/4”. With the two different hole locations on this it made it much easier.




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I think this is going to work fine and research before I bought it indicated it was the best. The only problem is that the paint on the product is keeping me from inserting it into the receiver. I am hoping I will only have to take it off the lip on the preceding edge. I will try to grind it. If I have to remove it off the entire outside of the product, that will be a bummer. It fits over the hitch ball unit very well. If I can ultimately get it into the receiver I will be extremely happy.




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Heavy duty and works as advertised.




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2016 F250 would not fit into receiver u ntil


Comments
You mentioned that the reducer did not fit info the receiver and I wanted to ask how far off is it from fitting? Would you be able to send a picture?
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/23/2022


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This worked as advertised.




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Looked like it would work , never used because the hitch i bought for this didnt fit my truck like they said it would so it was returned.




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Just what I needed.




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This fits our hitch very well and snug




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it works great




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Always receive exactly what I order and it always arrives within a couple of days!




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Worked as expected.




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Quick service works great ! Thank you




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Not impressed. Sloppy fit




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Great product, fit and American made….. Way nicer then the cheaper ones. The reducer slides right in for perfect pin alignment.
Great effort and service by etrailer to get this product to me on time.




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I have a 2019 F350 with a 3" receiver. Ford provides a 3" to 2.5" reducer adapter for the receiver, however they no longer provide the 2.5" to 2" reducer. This B&W receiver adapter is of excellent quality. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the set of pin holes intended for Ford don't quite line up. The set of pin holes for GM hitches work, the adapter is just extended a little. I plan to grind the holes intended for Ford hitches the 1/16 of an inch required to get the pin holes to align. Also, very happy with etrailer. Even for an item as simple as this they provide detailed information about the product. They kept me informed of the order/shipping cycle and even got the item to me quicker than first promised.




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The adaptor is perfect! Fits as expected. Thank you so much for the quick response to my problem. We will definitely be dealing with etrailer again in the future. If you have a hard copy catalog, please send one to me. Thanks again




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Good fit ,great design



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