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Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch

Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch

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  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • No Extension
  • Blue Ox
  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Steel
Use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch by slipping this bushing into your receiver. Sturdy, black powder coated steel construction. Call 800-298-8924 to order Blue Ox hitch adapters part number BX88187 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.


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Blue Ox Hitch Adapters - BX88187

Use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch by slipping this bushing into your receiver. Sturdy, black powder coated steel construction.


Features:

  • Lets you use 2" hitch-mounted accessories in your 2-1/2" trailer hitch
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver to reduce size from 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" to 2" x 2"
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
  • Resists corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Overall length of bar: 5-3/4"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • 1-Year warranty


Adapter Dimensions



BX88187 Blue Ox Receiver Reducer - Hitch Adapter - 2-1/2" Trailer Hitch to 2" Trailer Hitch







Video of Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch


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Video Transcript for Blue Ox Hitch Adapters - Hitch Reducer - BX88187 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number BX88187. This is the Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch. This is going to let you use your 2" hitch mount accessories inside of your 2-1/2" trailer hitch. This part will slide into the trailer hitch receiver to reduce the size from a 2-1/2" by 2-1/2" to a 2" by 2" receiver. It's constructed of a nice sturdy steel, and it's going to help stand up against corrosion with a nice black powder coat finish. It does require a pin and clip, and that product is sold separately, and you can refer to this reducer sleeve's product page underneath "Related Items" to view that product. To go over some basic measurements for you, we have an overall length of about 5-3/4". From the center of the pinhole to the front of the reducer sleeve, we have about 4".

Our pin hole does measure a standard 5/8" diameter, so keep that in mind when using and choosing a pin and clip. We have an overall height of 2-1/2", and our inside dimension is right at 2". So that's going to fit nicely into the 2-1/2" by 2-1/2" receiver, and yet it's still going to accommodate your 2" hitch mount accessory. This product is made in the U.S.A., and comes with a one year warranty. That's going to complete today's review of part number BX88187. This is the Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve, converting a 2-1/2" receiver to a 2" trailer hitch.

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - BX88187

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch by slipping this bushing into your receiver. Sturdy, black powder coated steel construction.

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Fits perfectly, works good 618041



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Fit perfectly and tows just fine. 576645



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Very high quality 522248



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Last year I purchased a Blue Ox Hitch Adapter for my 3/4 ton GMC pickup. My truck has a 2 1/2 inch hitch receiver from the factory and I wanted to reduce it to the standard 2 inch for my Jayco travel trailer. I have used it for a year now with complete satisfaction and have actually had it welded to my hitch. High marks for Blue Ox. 412773



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As always great product and great service. Thanks. 330700



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First time that I have shopped on etrailer.com. I have to say it was a good experience! Very fast service and the product is just what I was wanting. Will shop with them again! 238309


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  • Will the 7-Hole Blue Ox Weight Distribution Shank Fit my 2017 Ford F-250
  • When measuring for the correct weight distribution shank, you need to measure from the ground to the top of the inside edge on your truck's trailer hitch receiver, not the bottom. With that being said I can assume that the above distance on your truck is around 20-1/2". Therefore, you need a weight distribution shank with a rise of 3/4". The 7-hole shank included with the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1000 has up to an 8" rise so there won't be any issues....
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 2014 Airstream International
  • In order to choose the correct weight distribution system for your 2014 Airstream International and your 2016 Ford F-250 we will need to find your total tongue weight (TTW). Total tongue weight is calculated by adding the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer to any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. As long as your total tongue weight does not exceed 1,000 lbs then I recommend using the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1006....
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  • Wall Thickness of the Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve # BX88187
  • I went out into our warehouse to measure the wall thickness of the Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve # BX88187 that you referenced and found that it measures 1/4 inch thick. Which if you think about it that makes perfect sense considering the fact the reducer takes a 2-1/2 inch hitch and converts it to a 2 inch hitch.
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  • Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Offering 3 Inches of Drop for Travel Trailer and 2016 Ram
  • For a Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution system that will offer you 3 inches of drop, you will want to use a SwayPro system that comes with the longer weight distribution shank. For example, if you need a system that is rated for up to 1,500 pounds tongue weight and 15,000 pounds towing weight, the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution with Sway Control, 13 Inch Rise/7-1/2Inch Drop # BXW1506. This system is designed for tongue weights between 1,000 - 1,500 pounds and offers a maximum 7-1/2...
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  • Replacement Weight Distribution Shank and Spring Bars
  • We can help you with a different weight distribution shank to give you the amount of drop you need to keep your hitched trailer level with the new truck. All 2-1/2-inch shanks are shown on the linked page. For example, Reese shank # RP54977 offers 5-3/4-inches of drop. If none of the 2-1/2-inch shanks have the drop you need you can use a reducer sleeve # BX88187 in your hitch to allow use of a 2-inch shank. We offer many more shanks in this hitch size and you can see them on the other...
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  • Weight Distribution for a V-Nose Trailer with 850 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • You can use weight distribution on a V-nose trailer but you may need alternate hangers if there isn't enough space available on the frame for the regular hangers. But first, when determining tongue weight, also factor in the weight of anything loaded in the towing vehicle behind the rear axle. You will want a system that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the tongue weight plus the weight of cargo behind the rear axle. A Reese system, # RP61009, has a wide range of 600...
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  • How to Secure the Andersen Adjustable Ball Mount 3298 in a 2-1/2 inch hitch
  • Everything you picked out is compatible. The Adjustable Ball Mount part # AM3298 would fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch with the adapter part # BX88187 that you mentioned and could be secured in place with the hitch pin part # PC3.
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