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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"

Item # BWRHXA2182
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order B and W hitch adapters part number BWRHXA2182 or order online at Free expert support on all B and W products. Great prices 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.


  • 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


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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (248 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.


Works great. I use a flat tip screwdriver to hold it in place when i slide in my 50# hitch head. Doesnt move so changing it out is now alot easier. There is a slot on top for the tip.



Never used it . Ended up buying a different mfg product at a towing retail store that caters to hot shots.


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.



Only had to grind paint on the lip. Works great now. As it fits tight int the receiver, there is no wobble when the trailer is attached. I had bought a wobble reducer in anticipation but didnt need it. I just leave the adapter in the receiver with the pin through it. Very happy.


Worked perfectly. Fit my 2 1/2” hitch tube and the hitch fit into it just as it was supposed to. No issues.


Nice people. Missing hardware. Items not delivered when promised. They made good of everything. I would shop there again.


Excellent product fits multiple receivers with ease.


Fits perfect. Really like the flared end so it does not slide all the way into the receiver.


Can be used on various receivers. Good quality.


I had to file the sharp edges a bit so it would go completely into the receiver without having to use a 2 lb hammer and force it. Maybe the issue was the receiver. I filed 2 edges and it went in but not in the orientation I needed so I had to file the other two.


I needed this when I upgraded to a 2.5 inch hitch receiver. It did the job for a few months until I upgraded my hitch.


Perfect solution for my 2-1/2 receiver on my F-250 for the 2" E2 Equalizer hitch.


My products were shipped at the time etrailer said they would be and they arrived on the exact day projected. I have not got to use my hitches yet, but have inspected them and the quality is there. Highly recommend this company and plan to use them in the future.


It fits the truck on the hitch well!


Worked as described. Great value and shipping. look forward to future purchases.


Very heavy and high quality. Exactly what I needed to allow 2 inch receivers fit into my hitch.


Works great. Nice and heavy duty.


great product was on time super service !!


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.


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


Haven't used it yet but it fits well

John C.


Works fine, I keep the adapter locked in with a locking pin and remove the hitch when not in use.


Works perfectly as intended.


Very square, but rectangular at the same time.


Works as advertised. Better quality than anything I found in the local stores.


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.


Teri was great and very helpful but my sway bar package didn’t come with any nuts or bolts, nothing at all.


I will highly recommend 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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