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etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, and Tow Bars - 2" Hitches

etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, and Tow Bars - 2" Hitches

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Never get on your hands and knees again to install an accessory in your hitch. This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your hitch and a 2" accessory. Once installed, it doesn't need to be adjusted. 1-833-496-1390 to order etrailer hitch aligners part number e98942 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, and Tow Bars - 2" Hitches. Hitch Aligners reviews from real customers.
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Never get on your hands and knees again to install an accessory in your hitch. This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your hitch and a 2" accessory. Once installed, it doesn't need to be adjusted.


Features:

  • Stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes of an accessory and your 2" hitch
    • Eliminates need to get on your hands and knees to align hitch pin holes
  • Easy, one-time installation on most 2" hitch-mounted accessories
    • Slide collar on shank
    • Align accessory and hitch pin holes
    • Adjust collar to meet hitch
    • Tighten down hand knobs
  • Steel construction with black powder coat finish


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This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on a hitch-mounted accessory and your 2" hitch. It's perfect for bike racks, cargo carriers, ball mounts, tow bars, or any other 2" accessory and it can be split and placed on the shank to avoid any impediments. It installs quickly and, once installed, it doesn't need further adjustment. Installing your favorite accessory in a trailer hitch receiver has never been easier.


Automatic Pin Hole Alignment

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The collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your favorite 2" accessory and a 2" trailer hitch receiver every time you install it. It prevents you from having to bend down or stick your finger into the hole to check for alignment. It also eases the burden of installing a heavy accessory, like a cargo carrier, that's hard to wiggle forward or back in small increments.


Easy, One-Time Installation

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The stop collar easily installs on most 2" accessories and once installed, it doesn't have to be adjusted - set it and forget it. To install, just slide the collar onto the accessory's 2" shank, insert the shank into your hitch, align the pin holes, slide the collar up against your hitch, and tighten down both hand knobs. If there are any impediments simply unscrew the knobs, split the collar into 2 pieces, and put it back together past the point of impediment.



e98942 etrailer Tool For Lining Up Hitch Pin Holes - 2" Hitch Mounted Accessories





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etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, and Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - e98942

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (1151 Customer Reviews)

Never get on your hands and knees again to install an accessory in your hitch. This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your hitch and a 2" accessory. Once installed, it doesn't need to be adjusted.

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This was very easy to install and will make installing my bike rack that much faster. Well worth the money.


Comments
This is a great “cheat” and time-saver to have this collar. Occasionally, it moves a bit, so I just need to be cognizant of retightening it as needed.
Cueball - 10/03/2022


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Simple, effective design with perfect function. Slip the collar around your hitch bar before inserting your hitch into the receiver. Pin your hitch. Butt the collar against the receiver and tighten. Thereafter, hitch-pin hole alignment is always perfect. Excellent value.




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The alignment collar works well to align the holes in the tongue and receiver




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I use this device on my hitch receiver mounted bike rack, which I remove from the vehicle and put back on often. This works very nicely to line up the placement of the bike rack thus saving a lot of time and effort in getting the hitch pin bolt in place. I recommend this product.


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I use this on a hitch receiver bike rack. The Hitch Aligner works great. It saves a lot of juggling to get the bike rack aligned properly and makes installation very easy. I recommended this product to friends and they purchase one, and are very happy.
Mark - 08/20/2022


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It’s the perfect mechanism for those trailer hitches that weigh as much as a railroad coupler. Put your hitch on with the pin inserted in the hole, set the hitch pin alignment collar on and you never have to push and pull that monster to get the pin aligned again. Just slide it on up to the collar and bingo your hitch pin aligned. Absolutely ingenious!




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The product is good and strong. It was purchased to go with the Curt 2 bike rack and hitch. So far the hitch connection is solid and this collar is not needed at this time for stability. I will use the collar in the future for pin alignment to aid in mounting the rack into the hitch.


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I have not used the hitch aligner. It is not needed with the bike rack.
Paul - 08/17/2022


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The etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar fits perfectly on my Saris bike rack. It’s going to save time and hassle when putting the bike rack on our Honda Pilot Elite
.Customer Service at etraier is the best!!!!




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Does not fit my CURT 18153 cargo carrier. Will fit sideways, which still works. Too wide to work with my hitches.




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While I have yet to install the collar, it looks exactly like what I need to align the hitch as it is a struggle to get the pin through the receiver without getting on my knees and using a screwdriver to line up the holes. This should do the trick!




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As far as I can tell the Trailer Hitch Receiver works great. The good part and drawback are the same thing. It is under the car and does not stick out. The nice thing is you can't even tell it is there if nothing is hitched to it. The bad thing is you have to sort of get under the car to attach the locking pin in. But so far that is not a problem and I love having the hitch.




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Bought this as a stocking stuffer for my husband. Best thing ever to make putting the hitch on incredibly simple! Now he doesn’t have to try to find the holes to align it as he attaches it. It’s always in the right spot. Highly recommend!




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It was easy to install and works as expected.

Service from etrailer is top notched, have ordered from them multiple times and they will continue to be my go to source for this kind of thing.




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The wing nut is too close to the receiver hitch so you can’t tighten it enough
The collar/clamp doesn’t hold its position on the bike rack




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was unable to use this on my bike rack because the 2" portion is inserted all the way into the trailer hitch




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While the timeliness of delivery was spot on, the integrity of the package was dismal. The box arrived heavily damaged outside our front door. The package sat in front of our front door exposed to rain. From what I can tell, the manual appears missing, but the hitch appears intact with a few minor scratches. I held off on opening the box in the event I need to return it to you. Please advise.


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Are you missing anything from the package? Please be sure to reach out to our customer service team and we will be more than happy to assist you with anything we can.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 08/05/2022


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They work great. I’ve used them to align my boat, a utility trailer and the wheelchair carrier for my wife. Has improved the ride and gas mileage by making the combinations more aero Dynamic. I would purchase again and recommend them to others




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Very handy. Saves fumbling around with the hitch pin looking for the hole you can't see. One less hassle hitching up. I put one on each of my hitch inserts.




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Both these devices make my life a lot easier. Being older, the hitch is heavy and knowing it lines up the hitch pin perfectly on the first shot is great.




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Super easy to install and super helpful in aligning the hitch pin to just the right spot every time for my bike rack and cargo carrier (I bought two ).




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Easy to use & makes connecting a bike rack or cargo carrier easier as these can be awkward getting in the right place.




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If you're a fumble-fingers as I am, you'll be glad to hear that installation of this collar was as easy as advertised. The only tip I'd share is try to tighten both wing nuts equally before tightening each individually. I haven't yet removed the bike rack from the hitch, so I can't report whether this device works as it should. The online purchasing process went smoothly, and Etrailer mailed the item promptly, with an email this morning that the item would be delivered today. Good business!


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I still haven’t removed the bike hitch, so I cannot provide an update on whether the device works as it should.
Jim - 04/27/2022


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Yes it works..albeit what I originally bought it for it did not work on. ( hitch bike rack it was recommended for as an accessory) Use it instead for different hitch mounted item. If memory serves that collar prevents the bike rack from tightening up properly to the hitch. I had reached out to customer service when discovered whom verified that was correct and that suggested accessory should not have been shown with that rack. offered to take back…but I kept to use on Yakima hitch extender.




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Just what I was looking for! I will be using it with my hitch bike rack for easy alignment.




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So disappointed in ETrailer - this was a recommended item when we purchased the bike rack, but it turns out the rack had a built in collar. Tried to return it but ETrailer refused to refund the amount for this item. I say - stand behind your recommendations and stop playing games. This is a small dollar amount - will not risk future purchases with this company after seeing how they handled this little issue.




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Arrived quickly, meets our needs to install a hitch mounted bike rack and others in the future.



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