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Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long

Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long

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  • Hitch Extender
  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 7 In Extension
  • Brophy
  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • 10000 lbs WD GTW
  • Steel
Use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch and extend your trailer hitch receiver opening with the same piece. Sturdy, black powder coated steel construction. Call 800-298-8924 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number HR26 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Brophy products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.


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Brophy Hitch Adapters - HR26

Use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch and extend your trailer hitch receiver opening with the same piece. 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"
  • Extends trailer hitch receiver opening 6" out from the rear of your vehicle to avoid obstacles
    • Get extra clearance for your hitch-mounted accessories, such as bike racks or cargo carriers
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
  • Resists corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Requires hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
    • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 lbs
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Distance between hitch pin holes (center to center): 7"
  • Extends receiver an additional 7" from hitch
  • Overall length: 12"


Note: Using this extension will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by one third.



HR26 Brophy Receiver Reducer and Extender - Hitch Adapter - 2-1/2" Trailer Hitch to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long







Video of Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Brophy hitch reducer and extender, two and a half inch to two inch trailer hitch, part number HR26. With this product not only do you get a reducer, but you also get an extender. It's perfect for situations such as this where we can't drop our tailgate down all the way because our jack is getting in the way. Now with it installed as you can see, zero problems. This can also work out great if you need a little more clearance for your bike racks or cargo carriers. It's made out of a sturdy steel construction with a black powder coat finish, so it's going to resist rust and corrosion.

It's going to allow you to adapt your two and a half inch by two and a half inch receiver to your two inch by two inch accessories, while giving you an extension of six inches pin hole to pin hole. It's going to have a maximum gross trailer weight of 5,000 pounds and have a maximum gross trailer weight when used with a weight distribution of 10,000 pounds. It's going to have a maximum tongue weight of 500 pounds, and a maximum tongue weight when used with a weight distribution of 1,000 pounds. Brophy does know that when using this product it's going to reduce your hitch capacity by one-third, so keep that in mind when towing. To get this installed you're going to need two hitch bending clips. What we'll do is we'll line up our first holes. Make sure that the end with the collar is obviously going to be sticking out this way.

Take our first pin and clip, slide that through. Then we can take our accessory for our bowl mount as you see here, slide it in, line up our second set of hitch pin holes. Then take our second hitch pin clip and put that in place. If you need pins and clips, they're available on our website at part number PC3. That's going to complete our look at the Brophy hitch reducer and extender, two and a half inch to two inch trailer hitch, part number HR26..


Customer Reviews

Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long - HR26

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (69 Customer Reviews)

Use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch and extend your trailer hitch receiver opening with the same piece. Sturdy, black powder coated steel construction.

- HR26
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The Extension and Anti Wobble Lock combine to make a "Rock Solid" connection without any motion. The HR26 looks and feels like it was part of the original Tow system. Excellent Solution! E-Trailer 293613



- HR26
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great hitch extender 2 1/2 to 2 inches, now my tailgate lays down flat with any trailer hooked up , great product, thanks etrialer 556912



- HR26
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This Class V hitch adapter works great. It allows me to use all my standard Class IV, hitches and also extends the hitch to the rear of the motorhome for extra clearance. The 7 wire molded trailer wire and connector was easy to install and provided the needed length to allow for tight turns. 434903



- HR26
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This heavy duty extension is going to work perfect for towing my boat behind my truck and camper. This is just what I needed. The quality is superb. I found a similar product on Amazon but the reviews were poor and the quality looked inferior to the e-trailer product. 257391



- HR26
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My truck has a 2-1/2" receiver. I already owned a heavy duty 2" hitch. This 2" reducer & extender was perfect for my use. I used it to tow a rental trailer and needed to extend my receiver to allow me to tow with the tailgate down. This reducer/extender did the trick. I had plenty of room making tight u-turns. The quality of the product is very good. I would recommend this product to others. 484689



- HR26
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Looks like it's going to be a good product for me. The right length extension plus it eliminates the need for the factory sleeve to reduce from 2 1/2 to 2 inches. 435310


Comments

One year out and used nearly every day of my seamless gutter business season. No problems at all.

Todd F - 09/22/2018

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- HR26
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Built very well and did exactly as I expected. I had a 2015 GMC 2500HD pulling a Cougar travel trailer. I purchased the extension so I could haul a golf cart in my truck while towing the travel trailer. It gave me the additional room I needed and the ride was comparable. Turns out I had to remove the propane tanks on the trailer as well to get the full clearance but it would not have been possible without this extension. Used it for a full season with no issues at all before I bought a 5th wheel toy hauler. Very handy item. 508944



- HR26
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the product was great1 AND YOUR SERVICE WAS EVEN BETTER! 219152


Comments

just fine!

gregg b - 08/13/2016

20202

- HR26
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We can now haul our golf cart with the tailgate (on our Chevy HD 2500 6'-6" bed) down and still pull our Apex 24' travel trailer. Before we would need to remove the tailgate. Our truck hitch is a class 5 rated at 13,500 lbs. and our trailer fully loaded is 5964 lbs. We only needed to extend our 7- pin cord ,the breakaway brake cable and safety chains. 229543


Comments

Great!Great!

Terry R - 10/07/2016

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- HR26
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I'll use this extender in conjunction with two U-bolt rattle eliminators to stop hitch rattle on my motorhome's Jeep towbar setup. 402796



- HR26
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Fast service and delivery works great extended our 2-1/2" hitch from under my bumper, for easy reach for connecting of my 2" bar... 367787



- HR26
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Well, this does what it is supposed to do but there is way too much play in the way it fits the receiver in my 2018 Ram 2500. Now I need to mess around with wrapping it in tape or pay a high price for a rattle clamp which is a nuisance to install every time I want to take this off the truck. I actually think this is way overpriced for what it is. But etrailer's service and shipping was excellent. 672417



- HR26
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The best extender I have seen 668183



- HR26
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Well built and strong. I think I ordered the 8 inch but I wish there was other size options. With 8 inch hitch on my 6000 pound trailer I felt lots of clunking back there while towing on Mtn roads. I may cut the adapter shorter and re-drill the hole. I only needed 4-5 inches so my tailgate would open with my old camper. I also bought hitch clamps from hits clam.com which helped. 657792



- HR26
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This is perfect for my use! I have a 1 ton truck with a 2.5 in hitch and I needed something to allow me to to attached a Thule TX2 pro bike rack more solidly than the factory hitch 2.5 to 2 in sleeve. This extended helped by allowing a secure attachment point to the receiver and a second point for the rack. It's now very secure and I can haul the family bikes without worry of the sleeve coming out. 653467



- HR26
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Fast delivery and excellent selection of products. 643320



- HR26
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I LOVE IT FAR ENOUGH WAY FROM MY BUMP ER 641310



- HR26
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I needed a receiver reducer from 2.5 to 2 inches so I could use my bike rack with the Chevy 3500 HD truck. I received one with the vehicle, but due to how my rack is secured within the receiver, it was not good for that purpose. With this extension, I am able to lock the reducer extenion in to the truck receiver, then fully secure the bike rack into the reducer extension. etrailer was the only site I could find a product like this. I checked it out when it arrived and it works as I expected. 637169



- HR26
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etrailer's Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" was perfect for my situation. I already had a reducer but after adding steps to my Lance 650 I needed a little better access to my hitch. This extends the hitch perfectly and replaces my previous reducer. 633590



- HR26
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Jaust as ordered! Works great, thanks m uch. 633404



- HR26
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Not a whole lot to say about this, it is a piece of steel. Works great for what I bought it for and arrived pretty fast. 615620



- HR26
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Well made and solid. It is a bit long but shouldn't affect performance. 614725



- HR26
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This extension is great for service trucks. Got them on both of mine. 611894



- HR26
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Extension works really well I pull my 34 foot bumper pull camper with it. My rzr fits in my truck with the tail gate down. Use good quality hitch pins I bent one and found out I had not a good quality one. Very happy with this extension. 611044



- HR26
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HR26 fits and works perfect. If you use one of these don’t forget you may have to extend your trailer’s wiring harness a bit to allow it to reach the truck. 609971



- HR26
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fast shipping well built looks to be 607373



- HR26
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Delivery was fast and easy. My complaint would be with the post office. I watched them throw my package on the porch and they had already repackaged the container because it was damaged, but the product came as advertised 3 days early. 606006



- HR26
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Tried numerous tow hitch places and was having trouble locating a sleeve that would reduce my 2 1/2 inch tube down to a 2 inch to accommodate by bike rack. Etrailer had exactly what I needed and delivered it quickly for our next biking adventure. Great job! 595149



- HR26
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I used this extender to entendres my weight distribution hitch for my travel trailer. It worked great. It allows me to leave my tailgate down without any chance of damaging it. Plenty of radius when turning. I allowed 1/3 weight reduction on my hitch from 3300 lbs to 2200 lbs which still allowed the 600 lb trailer tongue weight well in the safe range to operate. I have to leave the tailgate down to haul my golf cart in my short bed Ram truck. 590575



- HR26
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Just as I expected. Will be just right for my needs. Well made. 588583



- HR26
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Reduces a 2.5 hitch to a 2 as required. Great quality and heavy gauge metal. 550668



- HR26
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The product might be good but the customer service was exceptional. Thanks Melissa W. My order # 106827818 was only possible by the help of Melissa. She fixed my mistakes (it was the computer not me). Definitely would do business with them In a heart beat. 547905



- HR26
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exactly as claimed, well built, and received very quickly. great job 547658



- HR26
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It does what they said it would do. I can now carry my bike rack behind my Dodge Ram 2500 with the 2 1/2 inch receiver. 528300



- HR26
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Very satisfied with how easy it was to order, great customer service. The hitch extender is heavy duty, just what I was looking for. Would recommend Etrailer to everyone. 518082



- HR26
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Exactly what I needed delivery was easy and fast 508401



- HR26
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This is exactly what I was looking for, I searched and searched for adapter that was a 2 1/2" to 2 " receiver that would accommodate the safe attachment of a new bike rack that is coming out (Thule Easy Fold XT 2). This attachment allows me to safely lock the adapter to the truck and then allows me to lock the rack to the outer end. Also the quality and fit are excellent - Very Nice - Thank you 507768



- HR26
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Showed up in a timely manner, fit in my receiver hitch like it was supposed to. Good quality, works great for what I needed 502885



- HR26
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Adapter fit my receiver like a glove. No rattles or shaking. I used this to extend my bike rack away from my truck to give more room. 492227



- HR26
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Fast shipping. Part arrived in great condition. I'll be ordering again! 478552



- HR26
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So far so good thanks 478273



- HR26
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Product as described. I bought this extension to use to mount a set of Rock Tamer Mudflaps. It should work perfectly. 436787



- HR26
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Very well built. Made in the USA. I'm not worried at all with the extension be a weak link in the hitch. 435428



- HR26
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I needed this adapter so I could fit a bike rack requiring a 2" receiver. Fits perfectly, allows me to lower the truck tail gate with the bike rack attached. Works great! 431132



- HR26
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Fits very loose in the 2.5" receiver. I need the extension this provides, no other product out there that is an adapter and extension, so I have to make do. Good thing I bought the hitch anti-rattle otherwise the noise would drive me crazy. The 2 inch opening has very little play like most 2 inch receivers have. Now I can open my tailgate with my bike rack on. 418910



- HR26
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Part has good paint. welds look good. extends my receiver out 6 more inches. 408065



- HR26
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Thanks for great job. 404785



- HR26
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had one on for 2 yrs. but rear pin hole started to wear so thought i should replace it think i'll weld some extra metal on outside of rear holes 402817



- HR26
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excellent quality, fair price, delivered on time. Great people, willing to go the extra mile when you ask for help. have done business with them on many occasions in the past. will contiue to be my first choice when shopping for stuff for my trailers or truck. 400381


Comments

all is good, I appreciate your concern. no problems so far. you sell quality products for a fair price. you guys will always be my go to source for all my trailer needs. I own 3 trailers.

roland - 07/02/2018

40445

- HR26
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Fast delivery and excellent product. 399339


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  • Hitch Adapter Or Extension Compatible With Weight Distribution System
  • The use of an extension like the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 6" Long # HR26 will not work with a weight distribution system. The use of an adapter like this reduces the tongue weight by 1/3 to 1/2 depending on the actual extender and is not intended for use with weight distribution. If you just need the reducer for your system, I recommend the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" # C45405 which will make things compatible as long as you...
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  • Using Anti-Rattle Devices with a 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Hitch Reducer and Extender
  • Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 6" Long Item # HR26 is at a fixed length no matter if you are strictly reducing or are also extending. It only has the 2 sets of pin holes; one set to pin the adapter into the hitch and one set for the accessory in the end of the adapter. The issue with using adapters is that they create an additional point of potential movement which amplifies the sloppiness. You can reduce that but you would need to use 2 anti-rattle...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender For 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver 7 Inches Long
  • We don't have a 7 inch extension for your 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. The closest we have is the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 6" Long # HR26. Since that is a reducer and an inch shorter, it most likely isn't what you need. We have 2-1/2 to 2-1/2 inch extensions, but they are 24 inches long like # C45048. My recommendation is to get the Reese Combo Bar 18" with 2-1/2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # 11029 which is unfinished and can be cut to size and...
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  • How to Use the Thule T2 Bike Rack with a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • You are on the right track. The only way we have that will allow you to use the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044 with the 2.5" receiver tube opening on your truck would be with adapter. For this, I recommend the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender part # HR26. This adapter offers both a reducer from 2.5" to 2" and an extension of 7" from the center of each hitch pin hole. This 7" extension will have more than enough room for the shank of the T2 to securely rest inside....
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  • Hitch Extender for 10,000 lb Travel Trailer Compatibility
  • I wish you would have asked this question prior to your purchase of the Curt Extender # C45791, because this extender will not work for your application. It is rated for the 3,500 lb total trailer weight towing capacity and because it is an adapter will also decrease your tongue weight rating of your trailer hitch by 50%. Instead, you may want to consider the Brophy Ball Mount for 2" Hitch # BH20. This ball mount is capable of towing 10,000 lbs and has a measurement of 13-1/4 inches...
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  • Hitch Extender Needed That is at Least 8 inches Long and Rated for 8,000 lbs
  • The shortest hitch extender that we have which is compatible with a 2-1/2 inch receiver on your tow vehicle is the Hitch Box Extension and Reducer # RP45292. It has an adjustable length of 24" - 34", reduces the receiver to a 2" x 2" opening, and is rated for 8,000 lbs when used with a Weight Distribution system. Your only other option would be the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender # HR26 which is rated for 10,000 lbs with a Weight Distribution system, but it is only 7 inches long.
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  • Compatibility of 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • The Yakima Dr.Tray 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum # Y02473 is a great bike rack with some excellent features. For this rack, you don't want to use the factory adapter sleeve, but rather you would use the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long # HR26. The adapter extension would be necessary because the factory sleeve would not allow the pin and the anti-rattle and lock mechanism of the bike rack to work properly. This is an...
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  • 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Adapter Sleeve or 2-1/2 Inch Shank for Husky Weight Distribution and 2015 Ford F-350
  • Brophy adapter # HR26 isn't a sleeve but it is rated for use with weight distribution up to 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight. If your loaded trailer is right at 10K though this isn't an ideal solution. Another option is to use a shank that is designed to fit directly in a 2-1/2 inch receiver. Provided that your existing shank has the head mounting holes spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center and the holes are 3/4 inches in diameter you can use # C17131 or MOST of the others in the link below.
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  • Recommended Options for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Ball Mount and Rock Tamers Mud Flaps
  • The Curt # C45456 has a length of 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. To allow you to us the Rock Tamers you have, I recommend the Gen-Y Tri-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches # 325-GH-064 which has a 9 inch center to center measurement but has a different shape to allow for the better fit. I don't know if your Rocktamers will fit with the extra 1/2 inch with the different shape or not, but wanted you to have all your options. The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender...
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  • Can Brophy 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Hitch Reducer and Extender be Used with Weight Distribution
  • Brophy hitch extender and reducer # HR26 is indeed rated for use with weight distribution. When used with weight distribution this reducer is rated for 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 1,000 pounds tongue weight. However, the use of this extender reduces the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 1/3. So for example if your trailer hitch tongue weight capacity is 1,000 pounds it would be reduced to 667 pounds when using the extension. The other option is to use a 2-1/2 inch...
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  • Does Brophy 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Hitch Reducer/Extender have Enough Depth for Thule T2 Pro Shank
  • Yes, the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender # HR26 has more than enough depth from the face of the receiver to the pin hole for the 1-1/2 inch requirement of your Thule bike rack.
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  • Needing a Hitch Reducer From 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch Hitch and Extend at Least 4 Inches
  • The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender, # HR26, will reduce from 2-1/2 to 2 inch hitch opening and has a 6 inch extension. The Brophy hitch reducer and extender is the closet product to a 4 inch extension that we offer. Note: Using a hitch extension will decrease your hitches weight capacity by 1/3.
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  • Hitch Extension Recommendation for 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • The closest adapter we have to what you need is the Curt hitch adapter part # C45048. This fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch and provides a 2 inch hitch opening but it's minimum length is 24 inches. The only other pre-drilled option is the part # HR26.
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  • Is the Curt 5-Bike Rack Easy to Remove and Install
  • The Curt Premium 5-Bike Rack # C18065 is not difficult to install and remove but it will take more time than other 5-bike racks. The reason for this is it uses a threaded anti-wobble hitch pin to lock inside your hitch that needs to be screwed in and unscrewed to install and remove the rack. If you do want to save some time and effort the better option is the Yakima RidgeBack 5-Bike Rack # Y02459, with the trade-off for the convenience the RidgeBack offers being a larger price tag. The...
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  • Hitch Extender to Tow a Trailer for 2011 Ford F-450 with 2017 Mammoth Camper in Bed
  • You might not need a hitch extender. It is possible that a long ball mount will have the length needed to provide clearance for towing the trailer. Ball mount # 80232 measures 16 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It is rated for 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight and it has a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop. It fits a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver so if you have the factory 2-1/2 inch receiver you would also need to use a reducer sleeve such as # C45405. A...
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  • Recommended Towing Setup for 2005 Ford F-350 Transporting a Truck Camper and 30ft Boat Trailer
  • You might not need a hitch extender or weight distribution. It is possible that a long ball mount will have the length needed to provide clearance for towing the trailer. Ball mount # 40331 measures 9-1/4 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It is rated for 16,000 pounds gross trailer weight and it has a 3 inch rise or 4 inch drop. Another ball mount to consider is the MaxxTow # MT70197. This ball mount will provide you 13 inches from center of hitch...
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  • Hitch Extender to Tow a Trailer with a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 with Truck Bed Camper
  • First you will need to determine if the trailer hitch on your 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 is a 2 inch or 2-1/2 inch. Just measure the opening width to determine the size. I am assuming that the tailgate is down and/or the camper overhangs the back of the truck thus the need for an extension. I recommend an extension that is long enough to where the face of the receiver is flush with or a few inches recessed under the rear most part of the truck or camper, whichever extends out the furthest. If...
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  • Availability of Hitch Extender/Reducer for Class V Hitch on 2014 Dodge 2500
  • The # 2852 Combo Bar you referenced is meant to be a fabrication part for somebody who's fabricating their own hitch. The outside dimension of the combo bar would actually be a bit larger than 2-1/2 by 2-1/2 inches, so it wouldn't fit in your receiver. If a 12 inch extension/reducer would work for you, use the # HR26. If you were wanting something longer than that, use the Reese Hitch Box Extension/Reducer, part # RP45292. The extension can be cut down to 24 inches, and is usually used...
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  • Can the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender Part HR26 Be Used With a Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender part # HR26 can be used with a weight distribution system but you will be limited to 10,000 lbs or 1/3 of your trailer hitch's weight capacity, whichever is lower. This adapter will provide you with a 7" extension from the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch.There should be a sticker on your trailer hitch which lists the weight capacity.
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  • 12 inch Long Hitch Tube Recommendation that has a 2 inch Opening
  • The Brophy Hitch Reducer # HR26 has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. I have a better solution for you since this was not designed for welding to a bumper. For a product that is very similar that is designed to be welded and used as a hitch opening check out the Combo Bar 12" with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # E-11. This is also 12 inches long. Check out the review video I attached as well. When installed on your bumper it will have the same capacity as the bumper as long as it is welded...
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  • Is 2-1/2 inch Hitch Adapter Needed to Connect Mudflaps to HR26
  • You are going to need the # A81008. We checked with Access and when we described your setup they said you would need the adapter with the # HR26.
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  • Recommended Curt Bike Rack for 2 Cruiser Bikes On Truck with 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Curt Premium 3 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches #C18063 and the Curt 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # C18029 are rated similarly for each bike being up to 45 lbs. Because you have a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver on your Sierra 2500 which is factory size, I recommend using the 3 Bike option due to the larger shank size. To make this compatible the sleeve you were given with the hitch will not work. You will instead need to use a hitch reducer that has an extender like...
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  • 2-1/2 inch Hitch Extension Recommendation for 550 lbs of Trailer Tongue Weight
  • Your truck would be fine without using the weight distribution system, but the # HR26 would not as it needs the WD system when the tongue weight is over 500 lbs. If you used the Reese Titan part # RP45292 in the 24 inch length it would have a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs which would be enough for you setup.
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  • Is Ball Mount Adapter # A81008 Needed to Install Rockstar Mudflaps While Using Brophy Reducer # HR26
  • To use the Rockstar Mudflaps on the # HR26 reducer you will need to use the Ball Mount Adapter # A81008 if you do not have a 2 inch ball mount installed as well. If you have a ball mount in the adapter then the mud flaps can be installed on it. If you're using the reducer as a location to install the mud flaps then the # A81008 is needed. Another option instead of the # HR26 is to install a 2-1/2 inch ball mount with a long shank like # 45291.
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  • Hitch Reducer and Heavy Duty Hitch Lock for 2019 F250
  • The Brophy Hitch Reducer # HR26 is a fine choice to fit to your Thule T2 Pro XTB # TH9034XT. The Thule should have come with a locking hitch pin for the 2" end of the reducer so a great choice for securely locking 2 1/2 inch hitch pin would be the BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Item # BL7023585. At 5/8 inch diameter it's great for Class 3-5 hitches and I contacted Bolt who confirmed this key is compatible through 2019 Ford F-250 models with side cut key patterns. This means one less...
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  • Availability of 12 inch Hitch Extender for 2015 Ram 3500 for Towing 5,200 lb Horse Trailer
  • Hitch extenders typically cut the capacity of the hitch they are used on in half. However, if you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed the part # HR26 would be perfect as it is right at 12 inches. The good news is that with a 2-1/2 inch hitch the extenders only cut the capacity by 25 percent instead. If you have a 2 inch hitch on your truck you instead would want the part # MT70024. Your truck should have a very high capacity hitch installed on it and reducing it by 25 or 50 percent...
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  • Hitch Extender Options for 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • We have hitch extenders like the part # HR26 which will extend a 2-1/2 inch hitch 7 inches and will reduce it down to a 2 inch hitch. The next size longer than that would be the # C45048 which is good for between 24 to 34 inches. It basically shows up as 34 inches and allows you to trim it down to 24 inches if needed.
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  • Can Brophy Hitch Extender # HR26 be Used with Weight Distribution
  • The Brophy hitch extender part # HR26 that you referenced will give you an addtional 12 inches of hitch extension and can be used with weight distribution. It has a rating of 10,000 lbs of trailer weight when used with a weight distribution system but it also cuts the capacity of your vehicle's hitch by 1/3 due to the additional length.
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  • Looking for a Reducer or Extender to Help Install Bike Rack on Vehicle
  • The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender, # HR26, front hole measures 2-1/2 inches to the front edge of the adapter. I also recommend a pin lock for both the reducer and bike rack that you want to use. The DeadBolt Trailer Hitch receiver Lock, # RH5-XL, will fit both 2-1/2 and 2 inch receiver openings and will provide extra security to your hitch accessory. I have linked some information for you to view that can help you in deciding what hich sleeve or extender you might need.
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