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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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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

  • 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.


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






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   (103 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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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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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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I appreciate the fast shipping. I’m using this part to reduce the 2.5” hitch on my Ram Power Wagon to 2”, and to create more space for my tailgate to be lowered. I’m pulling a 4,000 lb. camper using a anti-sway weight distribution hitch. 704245



- HR26
by: 11/24/2020

We bought a Thule EasyFold XT 2 bike rack for our 2017 Ford F-250. I wanted a reducer and extender that would allow me to open the back cap and lower the tailgate without doing anything to the rack. This was the perfect answer. 915845



- HR26
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The reducer and extender fits perfectly in my hitch. I bought it to accommodate a bike rack made for use in a 2 inch receiver. The shipping was fast and it arrived earlier than expected. 911170



- HR26
by:

Product as described, fast shipping and now I can haul my golf cart in the bed of my truck with the tailgate down with the camper hooked up and no issues with clearance. 2018 Denali 6 1/2 ft bed. 909022



- HR26
by:

Just what I needed to use my bike Thule rack on my 2-1/2" receiver with an anti-rattle pin. 893304



- HR26
by:

My first order from e-trailer. Everything went well and I received good updates throughout the process. Quality of part was very good. I will order again when I need a trailer part. 877789



- HR26
by:

Heavy duty ... and perfect for my need ... which was a relatively short extender with pin placements for both the 2 1/2" side and the 2" side. 875476



- HR26
by: 09/01/2020

872649



- HR26
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The reducer arrived quickly and fit easily into my 2.5 inch receiver. With the extender I am able to fit a bike rack onto my truck. 871463



- HR26
by: 08/15/2020

Good product. I mounted my mud flap system on this. Works great. 862405



- HR26
by:

Mariah provided superlative customer service. This extension was out of stock and when my order was confirmed it showed a delivery date that would have been too late because of a planned trip. I called and Mariah confirmed that etrailer would receive it in a week and she'd make sure it was shipped out promptly. She also followed up after shipment to confirm that I had received it on time. Can't beat the service and the item is just what I needed. 862069



- HR26
by:

The Hitch Reducer works fine, my only complaint is it has a lot of play between the hitch and reducer. Tried to shim, my Thule bike rack really moves around going down the road. When you hit a bump rally jars the bike rack. Also wish it had another adjustment hole, I have a new dodge 2500 hits the spare tire, if it would extend farther into the receiver this may help with the play in the reducer. Service was great though 856206



- HR26
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It allowed me to continue using my 2” hitch mount bike rack with the standard 2.5” hitch on the F250. Due to the anti wobble design of the rack, a simple insert will not work. This product solved the problem. 855228



- HR26
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Holding up great. Allows my tailgate to fully open while hauling my RV 852735



- HR26
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Been good with no problems. I keep it o iled. 829125



- HR26
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I purchased this to use on my 2500HD to transition from the factory 2.5" receiver to a 2" so that we could use a Yakima hitch mounted bike rack. With the length of the tube, it also provides the perfect amount of clearance from the back of the truck so that I can lower the tailgate without it hitting the upright on the bike rack. Great product and always pleased with etrailer's customer service! 821972



- HR26
by:

This worked perfect for a service truck with a flat bed. 817908



- HR26
by:

The adapter works very well. No issues with it a year later. Love being able to make turns without worrying about my truck bed hitting the RV cap. Highly recommend this item. 809168



- HR26
by:

This works perfect on my Ram 2500 to extend my hitch for my trailer toy hauler. I can now load my Polaris ATV in truck bed and keep the tailgate down and still hook up and unhook and haul trailer. Very solid piece of steel and well coated to prevent rust. 805936



- HR26
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Solid construction. Works just like it should. 786132



- HR26
by:

Very quick to ship I needed 5.5 inches to clear my trailer jack with the tailgate this gives me a comfortable 7 inches. 784867



- HR26
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This item made it possible to use all my old hitch items after purchasing a 2017 2500 diesel Ram which had a 2 1/2 inch receiver hitch. Love it. 779250



- HR26
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Works fine. 770722


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Ask the Experts about this Brophy Hitch Adapters

  • Availability of Longer Weight Distribution Shank so Tailgate Can Fully Open
    Using the # HR26 with a weight distribution kit isn't recommended because the extender will lower the hitch tongue weight capacity by one third, so I wouldn't advise using an extender. A weight distribution system exerts huge amounts of leverage to raise the front and lower the front of the tow vehicle. An extender would provide a weak link in the chain that could lead to an unsafe situation. You didn't mention how much additional length you need or the specific drop you needed, but...
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  • Parts Needed To Tow Trailer With Tailgate Down on 2019 Ram 2500
    The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender part # HR26 may work to allow you to travel with the tailgate down however it is enough extension to travel with the tailgate down and tow a trailer without interference. This adapter option also cuts the tongue weight of your hitch by one third. I recommend to use an extra long Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232 which measures 15-3/4". I recommend to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your truck out 15-3/4" to make sure it clears the...
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  • Dimensions Of Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender HR26
    I went out the warehouse and measured Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch part # HR26 and it measures 2-1/2" from the center of the front hole to the front end of the receiver. It also measures 2-1/2" from the center of the back hole to the end of the extension. The distance from the center of front hole to the center of the back hole is 7" and the overall length is 12". I have attached a diagram for your reference.
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  • Determining if 7" Extender Can Be Used with Long Shank Ball Mount for 10,000 Pound Trailer
    There are a couple of important things to keep in mind when determining if you will be able to safely tow your trailer using the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender # HR26 The first is that when using the adapter the capacities on your trailer hitch will be reduced by one third. This is actually fairly generous as most other similar options reduce these capacities by a full 50 percent. This just means if your trailer hitch has a 12,000 pound towing weight capacity and a 1,200 pound tongue...
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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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  • Is Weight Distribution Capacity of Brophy Hitch Extender HR26 Refer to Equal-i-zer System
    Your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system is the type of weight distribution that the hitch extender part # HR26 is designed to work with and have the higher 1,000 lbs of tongue weight capacity.
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Availability of 7 inch Hitch Extension with 10,000 lb Capacity
    We have one solution that will work well, but you'll need to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on your tow vehicle. The Brophy hitch extender part # HR26 is a 7 inch extension with a capacity of 10,000 lbs so it would work well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Trailer Hitch receiver Lock, # e98881, 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 hitch sleeve or extender you might need.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Extender to Prevent Trailer Jackknifing When Backing
    If you're backing into tight spots where the trailer is almost jackknifed, the best thing to do would be to remove the spring bars from your weight distribution system before backing. Everything should work fine at that point. The # HR26 extender actually reduces the hitch opening to a 2 inch, which wouldn't work for you.
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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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  • 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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  • Will Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender # HR26 Fit into Factory Hitch on 2013 Ford F250 Superduty
    The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender # HR26 fits all standard 2-1/2-inch hitch receivers and provides a smaller 2-inch receiver opening. Some Ford OEM hitches in the 2010 - 2013 model year range did have hitch tubes with slightly radiused inside corners that could bind with some standard aftermarket accessories. The solution in such cases is to carefully sand off the powder coat on such items at the corners, being careful not to remove any metal or cause high heat build-up that could...
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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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  • Can Weight Distribution System Use Hitch Extender
    The Curt Weight Distribution Shank, 14 Inches Long # C17122 will work well with your Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System and is overall 18 inches long and would be the way to go to extend out your setup. You can't use hitch extenders with weight distribution systems as the added leverage and movement reduces capacity.
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  • Distance Between Hitch Pin Holes on Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender HR26
    On the Brophy Hitch Adapter # HR26 the distance between the two hitch pin holes is 7-inches, from hole center to hole center. Overall length end to end is 12-inches. Please note that using this extension will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by one third. This reduction in capacity is a result of the actual hitch load being moved further away from the receiver tube, which causes it to exert more leverage on the hitch.
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  • Solution for Needing to Carry a Cargo Carrier and Use Hitch Extender
    It is not recommended to use more than one hitch adapter at any given time. One hitch adapter ends up cutting the capacity of the hitch it's used in by 50 percent due to added leverage and movement. A better option for a cargo carrier solution would be the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Carrier part # CC-255 which attaches to the a-frame rails of the trailer and gives you a platform carrier you can carry above the trailer. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
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  • Hauling With A Hitch Extension On A 2014 Chevy Silverado
    The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender # HR26 will work if you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver on your 2014 Chevy Silverado and have a 2 inch ball mount like the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 325-GH-12005. If you have a 2 inch hitch receiver, you'll need the Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receiver # C45791. Once thing to note with any hitch extender is that it will divide your hitches capacity by 50%. So if you have a hitch that is a lighter class than the...
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  • Threads for Bike Rack Hitch Pin Won't Catch Using 2-1/2" to 2" Hitch Adapter
    I do have an option for you but there aren't any longer hitch pins that can be used for bikes racks, the solution would be to use a different adapter, the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender part # HR26. This would be just as if you were use the bike rack with a 2" trailer hitch.
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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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  • Will 2-1/2 inch Hitch Extender Cut Capacity When Towing Trailer
    Hitch extenders/adapter cut the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by 50 percent due to the added leverage and movement. So we have hitch extenders like the part # HR26 that fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch you have to make sure the diminished capacity won't be an issue by verifying the capacity of the trailer and hitch.
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