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Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver

Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Simple design transforms your 2" receiver into a 1-1/4". This lets you use all your 1-1/4" hitch accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, or ballmounts with a 2" hitch. Just pin it, clip it, and go!!! 1-636-306-4830 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number HT02 or order online at Free expert support on all Brophy products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - HT02

  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • No Extension
  • 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Brophy

Simple design transforms your 2" receiver into a 1-1/4". This lets you use all your 1-1/4" hitch accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, or ballmounts with a 2" hitch. Just pin it, clip it, and go!!!


  • Easily convert a 2" receiver to 1-1/4"
  • Sleeve design does not reduce tongue weight capacity
  • Powder coated black finish
  • Conveniently includes 1/2" pin and clip to hold 1-1/4" accessories in place
    • 5/8" Hitch pin and clip for 2" receiver is sold separately


  • Maximum towing capacity: 3,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Length:
    • Center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole: 3"
    • Overall: 7"

HT02 Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver

Video of Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Reducer Trailer Hitch Receiver Review

Today I will be taking a quick look at the Brophy Hitch Reducer from a two inch to an inch and a quarter. This is part number HT02. We'll go ahead and show you how it performs. Here at the back of our ATV, our ATV does have a two inch hitch, which is installed on the back of our chassis. The adapter sleeve is going to work really well, because it allows us to install and inch and a quarter accessory onto our ATV. You can see that it has two pinholes here in the sleeve and that's going to allow us to actually slide it into the shank of our two inch hitch. Our hitch reducer does come with a half inch hitch pin, which is going to be used to install the sleeve to our two inch hitch. This is a great way to install an inch and a quarter accessory.

For example, if you have a two inch receiver installed on your ATV, but you have other inch and a quarter accessories, this little adapter sleeve is a great way to just slide it into your hitch instead of having to switch out receivers. You can see it is coated in a black powder coat finish that is going to help resist rust and corrosion. Now we have this other pin which is a standard 5/8 inch pin and clip that are sold separately. That's going to install your two inch accessories. For example, there is one pin that does come with this and that pin is usually designed to secure the sleeve to the receiver so that you will need an anti-rattle device or some sort of hitch pin and clip to secure your accessory. Now you can see that we have our inch and a quarter accessory, we're going to slide the shank into the tapered end of our sleeve. Now you can see that it's going to have a smaller diameter on one side of the sleeve and it's going to have a regular two inch diameter on the other side.

We'll slide this in and basically just line up the hitch pin hole with our accessory and the hitch pin hole with our adapter sleeve. Now that we have our accessory installed, we'll go ahead and show you how it performs. Now to complete today's review of the Brophy Hitch Reducer from a two inch hitch to an inch and a quarter, part number HT02. .

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Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver - HT02

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (214 Customer Reviews)

Simple design transforms your 2" receiver into a 1-1/4". This lets you use all your 1-1/4" hitch accessories, such as bike racks, cargo carriers, or ballmounts with a 2" hitch. Just pin it, clip it, and go!!!


Works like it should with my Thule T2 1.25” bike rack. No problems. Saves me from buying a new $800+ rack. Along with the Anti rattle pin #63232, works like a charm.


This is a well made adapter except for one problem I encountered when attaching a Yakima bike rack with 1 1/4" stinger. The front end of the stinger hits the adapter pin, and does not allow the holes to line up in order to insert the bike rack's pin. The stinger simply cannot slide in far enough for the holes to match up. I had to drill a new hole closer to the outer end of the adapter. I have encountered the same problem with other adapters. etrailer, take notice--if you solve this problem, you'll have new customers buying your adapter, which is otherwise well made.


Perfect fit BUT the inner tube broke away from the outer tube after about a dozen trips. One small weld on the outside corner is all that holds it on. The small amount of play must have been too much for it. I was even using an anti-rattle lock pin. Very disappointing due to the price point. And now it’s unsafe to use as it could slip right out of the receiver.

It is unusual to hear about this happening with the reducer. I would like to ask if you could send a picture of the reducer. I want to reach out to the manufacturer about it.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/21/2022


Fits perfectly, added the Silent Hitch Pin and it’s awesome. Would recommend it because etrailer has been fantastic. One happy customer here.


The weld failed on the reducer sleeve insert and has come loose. Sent it back for RMA, but the replacement had the same problem.

My load was within limit (Thule T2 Pro 1-1/4" rack + 2 bikes).

I gave up on it and just bought a new 2" rack.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you. When you use a reducer or extender it will move the pivot point of the accessory further away from the vehicle which can place more stress on the hitch receiver. When using this reducer it does reduce the tongue weight of the hitch to 300 pounds. You will want to use a anti rattle device with the reducer like part # 63232
Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - 3-1/2" Span
to reduce movement. You can also use a stabilizing strap like part # 18050
Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories - 61" x 1" - Qty 1
with the bike rack to the vehicle.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/11/2022


It did what is was supposed to, reduce from a 2" to 1 1/4", it work but it is a little loose, bike carrier moves around a lot.


Perfect hitch reducer and Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock combination to carry our two bikes around for the last year on our 2020 Rav4 Hybrid! Great value.

Still going strong, no rattle and good combination!
Martin F - 09/22/2021


Worked wonderfully. Easy


After a year I haven't had any problems with the hitch adapter or the bike rack that it's mounted to. I appreciate the year out follow up, and would like to say that I appreciate the care and concern for your customers.


I bought this to use a cargo rack that was given to me on my 2013 Murano. My hitch is 2" and the cargo carrier is 1 1/4". This made the transition perfectly. The best part is it's not so long like any of the others that I've found. This being only 7" long, my cargo rack does not stick out so far like it would with a 12" adapter. Fast shipping, great communication from etrailer.

After a year, this is still working perfect. Thanks.
Dennis J - 09/19/2017


The hitch adjuster is solidly constructed and fits easily into my two inch hitch, though it seems a little loose. Some play is, however, probably necessary for normal use. My 1 1/4" bike rack fits well into the internal dimension. I plan to use tie downs to steady the bike rack and minimize side-to-side wobble. Not sure if the dimensions on outer and inner fit could be enlarged just a bit to improve wobble without causing difficulty with assembly and removal. I may be able to add something more about this once I have worked with it under driving conditions. Overall, the product is just what I expected it to be.

The adapter has worked just as needed to reduce my regular hitch so it accepts the smaller arm of my bike carrier.
Craig G - 06/15/2018


The product arrived with several scratches which may have been caused by the pin hitting the reducer during shipping. It is mainly cosmetic, but I was expecting a scratch free product. The reducer does functionally work so I am satsified.

I apologize for the scratches that your product arrived with. takes care of any damaged items that arrive to you. It is best to cover any scratches with anti-corrosive paint to keep rust away.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/08/2021


Good quality, did not work with my adap ter.


Hitch is very well built and works well. Required a step-down to fit Audi hitch and customer service provided outstanding advice and service. Professional. Very, very happy with product, transaction and service.

Works and looks great one year later. Excellent product excellent company.
TOR - 09/07/2020


I purchased a hitch to mount my hitch mount bike rack. I fully intended to purchase the Class II, 1.25" hitch, but after speaking with the e-trailer rep it made more sense to go with the Class III hitch and use a reducer for the bike rack. It gives me more flexibility with my hitch. Thanks e-trailer guys for asking the right questions and making sure I had the correct product for my needs.


The service from etrailer is exceptional!
needed this adapter for our 5th Wheel RV. We have a bike rack and the 2” receiver hitch needed to be 1.25 for the bike rack. The original was adapted with a rubber reducer but it wobbled way to much. So the fix was a adapter sleeve. I was pleased to find on on etrailer. However, the price was high. I bought it anyway and then still had to shim the bike rack and the adapter to make a tight fit. It works however for the 60+ $ I paid it should have fit the receiver better and the bike rack better.


I bought this to use with a Thule T2 Classic, which has a 1" hitch to fit my 2" receiver on our truck. This reducer works very well for this application. The T2 though uses a metric M12 threaded bolt to attach. You will need a longer bolt and lock washers to accommodate the now wider span with the addition of the reducer. There is very little wobble with the T2 attached, but there is some. They make bolts that can be attached to eliminate the wobble.


I can't say enough good things about the C.S. Brophy company and how they stand behind their products. I bought one of these adapters from etrailer and used it for months but it didn't fit right. I finally discovered the 5/8" hole on one side was off center. etrailer directed me to call Brophy, and Brophy replaced the item as quickly as could be expected, paid for the return shipping, and followed up to make sure the replacement worked correctly. The replacement is a well made piece of hardware that should last many years. I will look first for Brophy products whenever I'm shopping for trailer hardware.


It's heavy-duty, sure enough. Plenty stout for a 1 1/4 bike rack.

However, I've noticed other posts citing the 2" adapter as just a bit small. My hitch is a brand new CURT #13200, so it isn't because of a worn receiver - your product is the first thing in it. If it were small in just one dimension it wouldn't rock side-to-side so badly, but it's small in both height and width by about a sixteenth or so. Just enough for a shim both top (or bottom) and side. That's annoying.

The good news is, the 1 1/4 bike rack fits just fine, especially since my Hollywood rack uses a threaded bolt to anchor it in place.

The 1/2" hitch pin you supply is redundant. The larger size would have been useful, the one you sent is not. Whatever 1 1/4 item we're adapting to either already comes with a 1/2" pin or your customer was already using one in the first place.

Complaints aside, THIS is the ONLY 1 1/4 adapter on the market that works. My other choice is to have one fabricated. About the same cost, and this is a time saver.


Bought this hitch reducer for my chevy Traverse to use my 1 1/4" Thule bike rack.
Fits the car fine. The spare tire is immediately behind and inline with the trailer hitch. This does not extend beyond the 2" hitch toward the spare tire. My Thule bike rack now fits nicely into the trailer hitch. I use a regular pin to hold the reducer in the hitch. With the bikes attached the reducer "moves" inside the 2" hitch about a 1/16th of an inch. this translates to a full inch or 2 of movement of the bikes back and forth. The Thule 1 1/4" hitch bar has a threaded bolt to secure it to the Hitch/reducer. In a smaller hitch there is no play and the bouncing of the bikes. with the reducer it now takes some getting used to. I am contemplating a steel shim but I would need to make sure it cannot fall out during travel . . .


I needed a hitch reducer to attach my bike rack to our vehicle for my family's upcoming vacation trip. My bike rack had a 1 1/4" hitch and my vehicle has a 2" receiver.

I quickly found the right hitch reducer on the website and the product was delivered in-time for my trip and worked as expected.

We did plenty of biking.Thank you


Still not quite the snug fit I was hoping for - but it certainly accomplishes the goal of being able to insert the Kuat rack. For further security, I added a lock that keeps the rack from swaying as much.
The line up of the hitch, the insert, and the bike rack was challenging but improved the overall install.


Great product if you intend to use it as a small extension as well as a reducer you’ll need 2 pins, if you live in any city I would recommend both a dedicated 5/8 locking pin and a sleeved 1/22 - 5/8 locking pin. The sleeved version gives you the option of using as an extension but if you just want to use a single lock most 1 1/4 hitches require a 1/22 locking pin. If you buy the non sleeved version it will be too short to go through the entire receiver/ adapter/ ball mount assembly forcing you to use 2.

All of this is available on etrailer, buy it now and be prepared not surprised. Trust me, you will get robbed at your local no service auto parts store.


What I especially like about this product is it is much shorter and compact compared to other hitch adapters. This allows my bike carrier to be mounted several inches closer to my vehicle, but still has sufficient clearance from the bumper. The shorter design also results in less sway and bounce of the bike carrier. On the downside, I think it's probably the most expensive 2" to 1 1/4" hitch adapter on the market. But hey, you get what you pay for.


I received this hitch reducer and it fits well. One thing I did not think about was the hole and pin for the 1 and 1/4 inch hole. It has a larger hole matching the other hole for the 2 inch and shouldn't it have a smaller hole that would match the smaller hitch?

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