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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. 1-636-306-4830 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number HR26 or order online at 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
  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch
  • 5000 lbs
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Trailers
  • Brophy

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.


  • 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


  • 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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (195 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.


I have a bike rack that has a 2" sleeve. My hitch is 2'1/2". The hitch pin placement on the rack would not work with an adapter sleeve that I purchased locally. The length of this adapter sleeve allows me to use the rack on my truck, but adds the advantage of mounting the rack away from the bumper so I can drop the tailgate with that rack attached to the hitch.


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.


This reducer works great for attaching our Yakima bike rack that fits into. 2” receiver. I would highly recommend this product in this application.


Well built and worked perfectly on my F350 SD so we could use a standard bike rack


Excellent for extending the hitch out far enough to tow behind my truck camper.


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!


Great fit and extended enough to let tailgate down.


heavy duty


Your products are very high quality. Thank you.

Deane - 04/18/2022


Product is very high quality. There was a small shipping delay, but etrailer was excellent at keeping me informed of the delay and when to expect product. I am very satisfied with the purchase.


This product is exactly what I expected. Heavy and strong, perfect for my application. Customer service at eTrailer is outstanding. They make you feel like they really appreciate your business.


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.

Terry R - 10/07/2016


Perfect for bike rack attachment to my HD truck!


Was able to order exactly what I wanted and needed. Although they did not have all of the items in stock, they kept me informed on the status. I received all of the items I ordered once the stock was filled.


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.


Does exactly what it was designed for, no problems


Great reducer!


The product performed as expected with no defects


These guys are the best


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 which helped.


Should work great, well built. Now I can lower my tailgate when towing. Just be sure not to overload your tongue weight capacity. This particular extender will reduce tongue weight capacity by 1/3.


Products delivered quickly and function al


It looks like a good product and does exactly what I needed to tow my camper
with the tailgate down with motorcycle in truck!


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.


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.

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