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Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2"

Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2"

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Adapter sleeves let you use 2" and 2-1/2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 3" hitch receiver. Use the small sleeve separately to use 2" accessories with a 2-1/2" receiver. Carbide black powder coat finish. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT hitch adapters part number C45408 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2". Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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CURT Hitch Adapters - C45408

  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • No Extension
  • 3 Inch to 2 Inch
  • 3 Inch to 2-1/2 Inch
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • CURT

Adapter sleeves let you use 2" and 2-1/2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 3" hitch receiver. Use the small sleeve separately to use 2" accessories with a 2-1/2" receiver. Carbide black powder coat finish.


Features:

  • Adapters reduce a 3" x 3" hitch receiver opening to 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" or 2" x 2"
    • Small sleeve can be used separately to reduce a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hitch receiver opening to 2" x 2"
  • Lets you use 2-1/2" and 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories
  • Easy to use - slides directly into your hitch or onto the shank of your accessory
  • Durable, carbide black powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Pin hole diameter: 3/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Opening WidthLength including distances between hitch pin holes


45408 Curt Reducer Sleeve Set - 3" to 2-1/2" and 2-1/2" to 2"





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Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2" - C45408

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (230 Customer Reviews)

Adapter sleeves let you use 2" and 2-1/2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 3" hitch receiver. Use the small sleeve separately to use 2" accessories with a 2-1/2" receiver. Carbide black powder coat finish.

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Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2" is Excellent for your 3" hitch when you need to reduce your towing tongue size. Quality top notch and shipping was within two days



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It worked perfect for what we needed!



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The item is exactly what we needed. It arrived safely and on time. Your service is outstanding and you are my first "go to" when I need parts and accessories for our trailer. Thank you for all your hard work keeping this business going.



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Fit my 2022 F250 perfect. Always fair prices at etrailer.



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Just what I needed for my 2022 Ford F35 0!

Drobinson

9/7/2023

Works great. I have have had no problem at all with this product.



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This works great on my F-350.I am enthusiastic about being able to use any hitch for hook ups.



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Works as expected. Very well built. 1 year's usage and they look the same except the label. There is enough gap/tolerance to allow them to move even when muddy, icy, dusty.



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Ordering on e trailer is just the easiest and shipping is very good.



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USPS mail is to slow



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Reasonable solution foe converting 3" truck receiver.



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Just what I expected



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This adapter was exactly what I needed. My 2019 F350 has a 3" receiver. I only own 2" hitches. This solved the problem. I had originally bought a similar sleeve at a Ford dealership. It did not work because of a design flaw which was an unnecessary lip that blocked the hitch from fulling seating in the sleeve. Etrailer has solved another issue for me that included the exact part for the job. Thank you.



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Great place to get the parts you need



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This product worked great. Used it on a cargo trailer pulling it over 2k miles and had no issues.



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Bought this for my 2020 Ford 350 XLT. It fit like a glove. The nipple on the 2" reducer makes hooking my hitch SO much better than the one I was currently using. It is very frustrating to line up 2 or more moving parts. I highly recommend this for anybody with a Ford Superduty truck.

John R.

4/30/2021

Still 5 stars



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Big help as we moved from a Chevy Silverado 2500HD to a Ford F350 Dually and the hitch opening was much bigger. Pretty simply and easy to use.



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I got this reducer to attach my 2 inch rock tamer mud flaps to the 3 inch receiver on a truck. The adapter does reduce from 3" to 2.5 " to 2". However, the reducers from on size to the next are not anywhere near snug. The rock tamers wobble a lot.

The adapter will work, but realize there will be considerable slop.



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Worked great, my Ford 2020 F350 came with a 3" receiver hitch. This adapter provided exactly what I was looking for for both a 2 1/2" and 2" hitch hookup. I could not get this type of adapter from Ford, not available.



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Tried out the reducers this morning and they fit perfectly. They are of good quality and good appearance. The reducers are needed so I can pull several sizes of trailers .

Russell

1/27/2019

The reducers are working real well. They are of good quality and holding up well. I would recommend the reducers if they are required. I dont let them in all the time to help preserve the finish on them. Good quality good product.



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This unit fits the hitch on my 2022 F250 perfectly. It's nice the holes line up and the adapter sleeves have stop tabs that keep them from sliding inward as you install your receiver hitch.



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If I could, I’d send eTrailer a homemade apple pie. Every week. For the rest of my life. That’s how much I love eTrailer.com



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Excellent customer service and delivery!



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The inserts fit into the receiver and line up well when setting up. The stops on the inserts are spot-on. The inserts would perform better, however, if they extended the length of the receiver tube. Being so short, they allow some play in the hitch assembly.



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Sloppy in my OEM Ford 3" hitch. I just carry it for a spare now.



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If you are tired of your adapters falling back in your hitch every time you attempt to insert your hitch PIN then this is the right solution for you. I bought this for my 2020 F250 so I could use my 2 inch hitches and it works perfectly. The hitch pin lines up better and these adapters will not slide and disappear back in the hitch. Highly recommend.


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    Both of the pin hole diameters for the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408 that you referenced are 3/4 inch. Since your hitch's pin hole is larger at 5/8 inch you could just go with a 3/4 inch pin like what this fits like part # 58388 and you'd be set.
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  • Sleeve Adapter Recommendation for Converting 2 inch Hitch Size to 1-1/4 inch
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