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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" - 6" Long

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" - 6" Long

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Transform your 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver (Class II only) into a 2" one with this adapter from Curt. It slides into your existing hitch receiver so you can easily carry a 2" bike rack or other hitch-mounted accessory. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt hitch adapters part number C45785 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" - 6" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Curt Hitch Adapters - C45785

  • Hitch Expander
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 6 In Extension
  • Curt
  • 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Class II Only
  • Steel

Transform your 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver (Class II only) into a 2" one with this adapter from Curt. It slides into your existing hitch receiver so you can easily carry a 2" bike rack or other hitch-mounted accessory.


Features:

  • Hitch adapter turns your 1-1/4" Class II trailer hitch receiver into a 2" receiver so that you can mount a bike rack, cargo carrier or other 2" hitch accessory
  • Extended length allows your hitch-mounted accessory to clear your bumper
  • Strong, steel construction
    • Solid 1-1/4" shank
  • Gloss black powder coat finish offers superior rust resistance


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
    • Fits Class II hitches only
  • Receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Length: 6" from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole
  • Overall length: 10"
  • Pin hole diameters:
    • 1-1/4" Receiver: 1/2"
    • 2" Receiver: 5/8"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: Using this adapter will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50 percent. Do not use this hitch adapter in towing applications or for snow plow attachments.



45785 Curt Hitch Extender for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receivers - 6" Long







Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" - 6" Long


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




Video Transcript for Curt Hitch Adapters - Hitch Expander - C45785 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter. Now, this hitch adapter turns your inch and a quarter class two trailer hitch receiver into a two inch receiver so that you can mount a bike rack, cargo carrier or other two inch hitch accessory. The extended length allows your hitch mounted accessory to clear your bumper. It's made from a strong steel construction. It does feature a solid inch and quarter shank, and then it has the nice two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. The steel is coated with a gloss black powder coat finish, so it' very durable and it's gonna do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion.

Now, this is designed to slide into an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter trailer hitch receiver, it is designed to fit class two hitches only. The receiver opening is two inches by two inches. Maximum ton weight capacity is 350 pounds.A few measurements I want to go over with you real quick, I took a measurement from the center of one pin hole to the center of the other. Got a measurement of six inches, and the over all length of the unit, measuring from edge to edge that gave a measurement of ten inches. The pin hole diameter on this portion here is an inch and quarter, or excuse me is a half inch on the inch and a quarter shank, so pin hole diameter, half inch.

Pin hole diameter at the two inch by two inch opening that's 5/8". If you need a pin and clip or hitch pin and lock you can check out some options at etrailer.com and please note that using this adapter will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50%, so do not use this hitch adapter in towing applications or for snow plow attachment. That's gonna do it for today's look at the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" - 6" Long - C45785

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (48 Customer Reviews)

Transform your 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver (Class II only) into a 2" one with this adapter from Curt. It slides into your existing hitch receiver so you can easily carry a 2" bike rack or other hitch-mounted accessory.

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Heavy steel and as pictured. The two inch interfaces very loosely compared to my other hitch with same bike rack. Rattling down the road I'll go! Also, in case you are interested the adapter DOES NOT come with a pin (That's a separate purchase and a bit of a surprise). I'm weighing the purchase of a 1 1/4" rack to snug things up as I ride daily. If so check my recycling bin for this gem. 402863



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used this to convert to a standard hitch on ATV so I didn't need to buy unique for it....remember it is only as strong as the weakest portion and that would be this adapter...but it works for me to move the boat around. 479091



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Really good product easy to install, fast shipping keep up the hard work thank you I will continue buying from etrailer.com 432559



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Just what I needed. 716218



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The hitch adapter and 90 degree mount solved my desire to mount my electric wench on my auto trailer replacing the manual wench. See photo. The 2" sleeve would not come out of the existing 2" receiver so I used the hitch adapter to make the transition. The etrailer experts correctly told me there would be some play in this joint. However, it works here (as this is not for towing). I also used the 90 degree mount upside down (also not an approved application). But again no towing is involved. I did need to drill a new hole in the receiver. 716216



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While this seems to be a sturdy, well-made product, it is not the optimum set-up for a Subaru Outback equipped with a factory-installed 1.25" hitch. Quite simply, the pin hole drilled in the 1.25" section is not where it should be. In order for it to line up with the hole in the Subaru hitch, the hole would need to be another 1.5" or so closer to the "rear". Not that this doesn't work, for it does--- but with the unit sticking out yet another 1.5" or so from the hitch. To remedy this, I drilled another half inch hole into the unit where it should be located. Now it works great, but it took considerable effort (and a $20 titanium drill bit) to get it right. Again, this unit will work in a Subaru Outback without drilling another hole in it; it's just not optimal. 711077



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Just what I was looking for. 705643



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Work just as expected. Easy installation and clear instructions 690939



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They were prompt and everything fit like a glove. 682446



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Works 680500



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Works great! 670045



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Excellent customer service and prompt s hipping. 639778



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I sometimes need to switch the receiver on my towing set-up. This adapter fits and works perfectly. Shipping was also quicker than I expected. 629704



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This company is the greatest. Great customer service! 620154



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Does not fit the 1 1/4 receiver on our standard, factory-installed hitch on 2010 Ford Escape. Width of the 11/4” bar seems OK. Height is oversize and on one side is about 1/32 over size. From an end view the bar even looks slightly out of square. Bought a 1 1/4” Curt Ball mount from eTrailer recently for the same vehicle that fits perfectly. But will have to return this adaptor. 616981



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Well built. Good value. 601312



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haven't used it yet 592530



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Exactly what I needed to convert my hitch. Customer service was fabulous Provided me updates as to my order. Shopping was prompt. GreAt experience 583619



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Solid heavy duty steel. Fits snugly into hitch. 563671


Comments

Works great. Easy to attach and remove. Secure mount.

William - 09/20/2019

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This works great with my hitch to extend out behind my car and also expand to the 2” size for by bike rack. The fit was just slightly loose so I put a couple of strips of duct tape on 2 sides to eliminate the “play” inside the hitch. Works perfectly. 561024


Comments

Please be aware that using the adapter/extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half.

-- Mike L - 09/04/2018

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I haven’t used my hitch adapter yet, but I can say this. E-Trailer is an excellent company to buy from, they keep you notified when shipped, and the shipping is very fast. Highly recommended. 556313



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The extension is perfect for two 10' ka yaks. 555266



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Product worked perfectly. 555254



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Using this to attach a rear spare tyre mount. Worked out well. Will also give protection to my tailgate. 552787



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works great thanks ! 540207



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Installed this adapter so we could use a bike rack that we have been using on my truck (2 inch), and cancelled the need of buying a new bike rack. Works perfectly. 524899



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Received quickly, good price, used it today for the first time and seemed to be solid/high quality. Very happy with our purchase. 524237



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just used it to transport a dirt bike about 180lbs w/ rack no problems,didn't seem to have much play 522616



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Very fast shipping and a perfect, no wobble like a lot of others. 522283



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Nice fit in the hitch. Looks good. Gets the job done. 516766



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Great product as described awesome service A++++ 516142



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very happy with the adapter. good adapt er, 515370



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Excellent service and fast delivery Thanks a bunch! 515251



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Excellent products, easy to install, good instructions. 510000



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Thankyou etrailer Excellent customer service Very quick delivery A true pleasure to do business with Highly recommend 509858



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Excellent quality product, timely shipment and outstanding customer service. 508123



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Completely happy! Order shipped right away. Fit and finish was excellent. Did exactly what I wanted. Great product, nice job 502722



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Excellent service product worked as adv ertised. 495536



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Does exactly what I need it to. Have '06 explorer pulling a motor cycle trailer - have to keep it level and this did the trick 494461



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Worked as expected. 492712



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I purchased the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter (C45785), the Hitch Pin 1/2" x 3 1/2 (12H), and the MaxxTow Hitch Pin and Clip with Oversize Grip - 2" Hitches - 5/8" Diameter - 3-5/8" Long (MT70053). They arrived earlier then expected and work perfectly! The quality is better then I expected. Thank You!!! 435853



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not used yet but appears of substantial strength and quality. Fits fine. 427992



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We wanted the latest part to adapt our new hitch to be able to accept a Thule bike rack. The new part is perfect. 404211



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I have a car with 2" hitch and one with 1.25" hitch. This is a great adapter and less expensive than buying two bicycle racks to fit 2" and 1.25" hitches. Adapter is short enough and fit is good enough that it doesn't wobble too much. 391143



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I have made 3-4 purchases from etrailer and I am always completely satisfied with the quality of the items. The items always arrive by or before the date promised. This is my first stop when looking for parts and their videos are extremely helpful. 356582



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Wow! I am so impressed with your company. Found exactly what I needed. Could not believe it arrived so quickly. Both items are very good quality. I will definitely recommend Etrailer to others. Thanks 338427



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Great for my bike rack 337018



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Fit really tight into the vehicle hitch which was nice, no rattles. Also liked that is not very long preventing the basket that we placed on it from extending out very far. 328650


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  • For your 2015 Buick Encore you can haul a 90 lb scooter when using the correct parts. I recommend starting with the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36554. This is a class II hitch which has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and is rated for up to 300 lbs tongue weight. I then recommend the hitch expander # C45785 which will reduce your tongue weight to 150 lbs but when used with the MaxxTow 27x47 Cargo Carrier w/ Pivoting Ramp # MT70100 which weights 54 lbs, when you add your 90 lb...
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