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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. Call 800-298-8924 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
  • B and W
  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Steel

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   (51 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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great product and service thanks! 721433



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Fits as advertised . Satisfied! 669758


Comments
I am completely satisfied works as it should . Would buy again.
Victor C - 07/14/2020

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Fit my 2019 F250 just fine. no raddle. my 2 inch hitch has a nice tight fit. Shipping took a few days. Pleasant experience. Now I'm going to order a truck bed cover. 693463



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Well made, gives me confidence that my hitch is in no way impacted by adding this sleeve. Went from a Tundra hitch size to a Ram 2500 3", will be used with my Anderson anti-sway towing a Grand Design Reflection. 708415



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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. 590407



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Very well constructed. Fits perfectly in my 2.5 inch receiver. Really like the flange on the front which prevents the sleeve from sliding in too far. Highly recommend. 738810



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Bought this for my 2012 f250. This reducer sleeve looks a tad thicker then my current sleeve, which should help limit the movement in the hitch 736869



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Just what I needed! Perfect fit for my 2017 Ford F250 SD. The adapter slides in all the way to the flared stops and the pin holes align perfectly. It makes getting my hitch stinger inserted and pinned very easy. I'd give six stars if I could! 663012



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The Hitch, Receiver, Reducer Sleeve (2 1/2" to 2") works perfectly! Paula assisted me with my order and she is very helpful and has a good understanding of the part I needed. My order arrived intact and sooner than expected! It fits good and I'm good to go! Thank You to all who completed this order!ere involved! 745977



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Product looked nice but would fit my Ford factory hitch. Had to grind off all the powder coating to make it fit. Not sure if it was just mine or if others have had this problem. Unfortunately now mine will rust. 598313



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Solidly built as I expected. B&W products are known for their toughness. This item was no exception. Fits perfectly. 605154



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High quality MADE IN THE USA. Fits perfectly. Fast delivery!! 578172



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For my 2017 Ford F-250 receiver hitch 2.5" x 2" .....This product was a very sloppy of a fit....actually the factory Ford product fit tighter....the 2.5" tolerances were the worst..the 2" part was not a tight fit either..so the two loose fits compounded the problem....I have to return the product ....the engineers should look closer at this item....it did look good ..... the web site videos and info appeared to be a little deceptive to me compared to what I received....maybe trying to make it fit to many vehicle types could be the problem.... 732540



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exactly what I expected plus I loved the service 726007



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This product is very heavy duty and great quality. The key over other products is the flared ends because it remains stationary when sliding hitch through. 629039



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Still working 899217



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Looking forward to trying it out. I purchased another receiver without the lip and it was difficult to install and line up the holes. 883156



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Works exactly as described... 852552



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Great solution if you lose your factory reducer. 825564



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It does what it supposed to do 822477



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Works as advertised! 820335



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As ordered no problems as usual with this company. 817493



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Great product works as it should and great service! 820471



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Ordered for a 2018 F-350 since it comes with a larger 2-1/2" receiver. Came on time. Fit fine. Holes lined up perfectly. Using to pull a 35ft RV. Haven't hauled with it yet, but I'm assuming there will be no issues. 811808



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This item is well made and was as described in the description. It was exactly what I needed for my situation. 800662


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  • Recommended 2-1/2" to 2" Reducer Sleeve for 2019 Ford F-250
    The hitch reducer sleeve I strongly recommend for the 2-1/2" hitch on your 2019 Ford F-250 is the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # BWRHXA2182 because it has two sets of pin holes to allow for a more custom fit on your Ford hitch. If your F-250 has a Ford factory hitch or Draw-Tite hitch, insert the reducer sleeve so the pinched ends face the sides; if you have a Curt aftermarket hitch, insert the sleeve so that the ends are positioned on the top and bottom of your receiver. That...
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  • Recommended 2-1/2" to 2" Hitch Reducer that Does not Stick out of Hitch
    Since the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve part # BWRHXA2182 is considered a "sleeve" it fits inside the hitch and does not stick out to reduce the hitch from a 2-1/2" hitch receiver to a 2" hitch receiver opening. A hitch reducer with an extension like part # HR26 will stick out.
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  • Does the B&W Receiver Reducer Sleeve Reduce the Tongue Weight and Towing Capacity
    The short answer to this question is- No. The B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # BWRHXA2182 does not reduce the tongue weight or towing capacity of your hitch in the same manner that a hitch adapter like the # HTAD would. You will still be able to tow and carry the full capacity that your vehicle and hitch are rated at. While it is rated for towing, you would still be best served by using a ball mount for a 2-1/2" receiver since those are often rated properly for towing applications...
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  • Does B and W Hitch Reducer part # BWRHXA2182 Have Flange Around Hitch Opening
    The B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # BWRHXA2182 that you referenced does not have a flange that goes around the end of the hitch tube like the factory sleeve adapter has. We don't have any options for hitch reducers that do have the flange either. I attached a picture that shows what this looks like when installed as well.
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  • 2-1/2" to 2" Hitch Reducer Sleeve to Fit 2-1/2" Depth of GM-Style Hitch Pin Hole
    We actually do have one that matches what you're looking for! The B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # BWRHXA2182 has 2 different sets of pin holes depending on what kind of hitch receiver you have. The pin holes that are more towards the middle have that 2-1/2" measurement you're looking for and you'll use a 5/8" pin like the locking B&w Hitch Pin # BWTS51235 (or a standard pin if that's what you already have).
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  • Does B&W 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch Adapter Fit 2017 Ford F-250
    Yes, the B&W 2-1/2 inch to 2 inch adapter part # BWRHXA2182 that you referenced will fit the 2-1/2 inch hitch you have installed on your 2017 Ford F-250.
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  • How To Use Old Ball Mount On Ford F-250 with 2.5" Hitch
    It sounds like you are looking for an adapter sleeve which will allow you to use a ball mount with 2" shank inside a trailer hitch with 2" receiver tube and if that's the case all you need is the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve part # BWRHXA2182.
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  • How to Use 2-Inch Weight Distribution & Accessories in 2-1/2-Inch Hitch on 2019 Ford F-250
    You can go in either of 2 ways to use your Blue Ox Sway Pro 2-inch weight distribution hitch # BXW1500 in your new Ford truck that has a 2-1/2-inch hitch. One way is to keep using everything you already own and to simply add a hitch reducer sleeve like B&W part # BWRHXA2182 which slides into the 2-1/2-inch receiver and reduces it to the 2-inch size for your existing Sway Pro shank. If you already have other 2-inch hitch accessories like a cargo carrier or bike rack then the reducer sleeve...
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  • Swing Away Hitch Bike Carrier Setup for 2017 Ford F-250 with Truck Camper
    Using a 2-1/2-inch to 2-inch hitch reducer sleeve like # 58102, # BWRHXA2182 or # DTADP35 will allow a 2-inch accessory to fit in your 2-1/2-inch hitch but these Thule and Yakima bike racks you mentioned include their own anti-rattle locks that will not fit the 2-1/2-inch hitch tube. There is another solution to give you the swing-away feature you need for camper access. You would still use one of the reducer sleeves above (or one of the others on the linked page) and add the Yakima...
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  • Can You Add a Pintle Hook To the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitches
    I do have options for you but there is not a pintle hook adapter for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B so the only way to obtain a pintle hook with the Tow & Stow feature is to purchase the B&W Tow & Stow Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball part # BWTS10056 separately and then use the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve part # BWRHXA2182 with this. That said, if you purchase the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball part # C45908 and the Replacement 2" and 2-5/16" Dual-Sided Ball...
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  • Recommended Hitch Reducer from 2-1/2 Inch Hitch to 2 Inch with 5 or 6 Inch Drop for 2016 Ram 2500
    A high-low adapter like the Roadmaster High Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2-1/2" Hitches - 4" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW # RM-058-4 is designed for use when flat towing which is pulling a vehicle behind a motorhome. The reason an adapter is needed is because tow bars that connect the vehicles need to be within 3 inches of level for safety. I've attached an article to assist. It sounds like you are looking for something for the back of your truck that allows for a drop for towing or accessories....
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  • Availability of Adjustable Ball Mount Where Platform Can be Stored Under Hitch
    I do have a solution for you but unfortunately the Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5925 doesn't have the ability to store the platform on the underside and this isn't available with just one hitch ball. For a similar option we have the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BW54FR. This does allow you to store the hitch balls on the underside, it fits a 2-1/2" hitch receiver without an adapter, and you're able to lock the whole assembly to your trailer hitch with just one...
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  • Replacement 2-1/2-Inch Shank for Use with Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Hitch
    Hitch reducer sleeves are the only type of hitch adapter that does not compromise weight capacity or strength so you can use any brand of 2-1/2 to 2-inch reducer sleeve along with your 2-inch Fastway weight distribution shank. You can see them all on the linked page. I like the B&W # BWRHXA2182 because it has a flared opening that keeps it from going too far into your hitch tube. If you do prefer to use a 2-1/2-inch shank you can choose from the Equal-I-zer models linked for you, such...
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  • Air Bag Kit Recommendation for a 2020 Ford F-350 Dually with In-Bed Hitch
    We do have a set of air bags that will fit your 2020 Ford F-350 Dually with the in-bed hitch. As long as you have 7-1/2" from the outside of the frame to the inside of the tire you can use the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2604. In addition to the air bag kit I recommend installing the Air Command F3 Compressor System w/ Wireless Remote # F2590 so that you can adjust and monitor your air bags from the comfort of your cab wherever you are. This keeps you from having to...
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  • Can Larger Shank Be Used with Fastway Weight Distribution Hitch
    To use your 2-inch weight distribution setup in a truck that has a 2-1/2-inch hitch you can either add a reducer sleeve like # 58102 or # BWRHXA2182 to the hitch or you can change the shank to the larger size so it directly fits the 2-1/2-inch hitch. The linked page displays suitable 2-1/2-inch replacement shanks that will work fine with your WD system, such as # EQ90-02-4900 and # EQ90-02-4700.
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    There are steel hitch pins for your 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch but all of them have a zinc coating, such as the Gen-Y Hitch Pin and Clip for 2-1/2" and 3" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter x 4" Long # 325-GH-099; as you mentioned, for a stainless steel pin you would need a lock, the Curt Hitch Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches - Stainless Steel # C23519. If you didn't want a lock because you didn't want to keep track of another key, there is the option of BOLT locks, which are made of stainless steel,...
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    For your lifted 2019 Ford F-250, I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 7" Drop/7.5" Rise - 14.5K - Black # BWTS20049B. It is the best option for your 2-1/2 inch receiver that will give you a drop that will work well for your trailer. If your trailer coupler is 18-1/2 inches from the ground, this will be the best option. If your coupler is a lower height then I recommend using the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 9" Drop, 9-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black # BWTS10050B...
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  • Hitch Reducer to Convert 2-1/2 Inch Receiver to a 2 Inch
    This is simple fix. You'll just need a hitch reducer that will shim the 2-1/2 inch receiver down to 2 inches. I'd recommend using part # BWRHXA2182 from B&W. What I really like about this reducer are the pinches placed in the end of the adapter that ensures the adapter won't slide into the 2-1/2 inch receiver so far that the hitch pin holes won't line up.
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  • etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar Compatibilty
    Our hitch alignment tool # e98942 is only for 2" accessories. If you have a 2-1/2" hitch receiver and want to use our alignment tool, all you need is an adapter like # BWRHXA2182. You will have to reduce your hitch to be able to use our current alignment tool. In the future we will be making a alignment tool for other size accessories.
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    For the driver side of the Bestop Trekstep that fits your 2018 Ford F-250 you'd want the part # B7531115. The part # BWRHXA2182 would work great to reduce your 2-1/2 inch hitch to a 2 inch hitch as well.
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  • Hitch Receiver Cover for 2-1/2 Receiver on 2016 Ford F-350
    I may have a solution for you, but the # AUT-F352-RB is designed to fit on 2" receivers; you may be able to make it work, but it's just going to rattle around back there. The only hitch cover we currently have available for 2-1/2" hitches is the # C22277, which would fit on the 2-1/2" receiver you've got. With that said, you could add a hitch reducer sleeve like the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" # BWRHXA2182, which would reduce the receiver down to a 2" receiver. This...
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