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etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, Ball Mounts, and Tow Bars

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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer hitch alignment part number e98942 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, Ball Mounts, and Tow Bars. Hitch Alignment 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 Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for 2" Hitch Mounted Accessories






Customer Reviews

etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, Ball Mounts, and Tow Bars - e98942

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (57 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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A nifty, frustration-free, little gadge t. 756567



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I have a heavy dirt bike carrier that I always struggle with to line up the hitch pin hole. This wonderful device solves the problem. I highly recommend it. Thank you etrailer. 746572



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Awesome, no more nealing on hard surface and pavements; easy to install and aligns adapters and tow hitch hole opening every time. I can make connections single_handed now. 883714



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Works just right. 876873



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Meets expectations 875559



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Waiting to install but from looking at it it is great quality and will be great fit 872923



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Works well, took the wobble out of the bike carrier. 871811



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Made it easier to put the bike rack on, very easy to line up, awesome purchase to go with an awesome KUAT bike rack 871805



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Super product and superb customer service. Could not be happier. 866674



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sure makes install much easier 866126



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innovative, but simple solution. 862138



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Etrailer was the best. They shipped my order quickly and kept me in touch with the order at all times. HIghly recommended. 859998



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Works great!!! 859083



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This is just what I need to take out the guess work and make things much easier. Thank you 858832



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this is a big help and no more bending and its all set great job etrailer. 858042



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Great product. Etrailer gets it done. I have purchased several items from them. I have completely satisfied with every purchase. 857899



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Just what I needed... 857187



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Nice addition to my trailer experience. Now all I need is a bicycle rack for my two bikes. 857056



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This is a great idea. Takes the guesswork out of where to place the hitch for pin insertion. Is really nice for my very heavy hitch for my camper, simple now. 856425


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Hitch Alignment

  • Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for 1.25 Hitch Mounted Accessories
    I do have a solution for you, but an 1-1/4 inch version of our etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar # e98942 is not available at this time. Instead, take a look at the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers, part # 325-GH-013. This clamp is actually designed to reduce rattling but it can double as a hitch alignment tool. Since it just clamps onto the outside of any 1-1/4 inch shank, it will not interfere with the integrated tightening mechanism of your Yakima SingleSpeed #...
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  • Can etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar Be Used with Anti-Rattle Device
    If you are referring to an anti-rattle device that actually tightens down over the accessory shank like the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061, it's not going to be compatible with the etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar # e98942. The collar will take up the same space on the shank that a stabilizer like this would need to use for proper installation and performance. An alternative anti-rattle device that would work great with the etrailer Collar is one that does its work on the inside...
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  • Hitch Pin Alignment for 1-1/4 Hitch Receiver Accessories
    Great question. I don't know how long until the 1-1/4 inch option is available. We have focused on the 2 inch option because the accessories are so much heavier. You can use the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers # 325-GH-013 as you referenced or the Pro Series Anti-Rattle Device for 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receivers # 63090 flipped backwards for the same function. One final option is the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061-125 which can be used to give you that stop...
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  • Aligner to Make Lining Up Bike Rack Shank with Hitch Pin Hole Easier
    It's not a great idea to go with a thinner hitch lock but we have the collar hitch aligner part # e98942 which would help you get the exact same alignment everytime so that you can keep using your current hitch lock.
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  • What Anti-Rattle Device Should I Use For My 2 Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver?
    The correct anti rattle really all depends on what kind of accessory you are using. If you are using a hollow shank accessory, I recommend using the Curt Anti Rattle Kit Part # C22321. All you have to do is insert the bracket into the shank of your accessory, then insert the threaded hitch pin, tighten it down and your accessory will be as solid as the hitch. You will need to have a wrench whenever you install or remove the accessory. Here at etrailer we use Part # PTW38106-24 in the...
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  • Recommended Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for 1-1/4 Inch Ball Mount and Carrier
    The etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, Ball Mounts, and Tow Bars # e98942 is currently only available for the 2 inch receivers, but we have found an option for the 1-1/4 inch products. It is the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers # 325-GH-013. This works as an anti-rattle if desired or can be flipped around to be just an alignment collar. The same is true of the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches # RM-061-125 which can be...
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  • Recommended 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2014 Honda CR-V
    For a trailer hitch receiver that is 1-1/4 inches and compatible with your 2014 Honda CR-V I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36520. I've attached a video of this installation to assist. There is not an etrailer brand option in the 1-1/4 inch receiver. If you want a bike rack for this receiver I recommend the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 which is a great fit for your SUV. I've attached a video of the hitch receiver...
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  • etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar Compatibilty
    Our hitch alignment tool # e98942 is only for 2" accessories. If you have a 2-1/2" hitch receiver and want to use our alignment tool, all you need is an adapter like # BWRHXA2182. You will have to reduce your hitch to be able to use our current alignment tool. In the future we will be making a alignment tool for other size accessories.
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  • Will The EcoHitch fit a 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD?
    Yes! The EcoHitch Item # 306-X7239 will work great for your 2017 Ford Fusion. I have included some pictures and an install video. Take a look! I also recommend adding these accessories: etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Bike Racks, Cargo Carriers, Ball Mounts, and Tow Bars Item # e98942 24x62 etrailer Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs Item # e98872 Our Folding Cargo Carrier is awesome for the trips you may take because you can get a lot more cargo...
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  • Can I Use A Hitch Extender With The Curt Aluminum Cargo Carrier # C18100 To Carry A 150lb Load?
    Yes, you can use the Curt Aluminum Cargo Carrier # C18100 with your 2020 Chevy Equinox with a hitch extender like the Brophy 7" Hitch Extender # HE06. Since you are only going to be carrying about 100-150lbs it will be fine, but keep in mind that when you use a hitch extender you limit the accessory to about 50% of its original weight capacity. I like using the aluminum carriers for situations like yours because you can just hose the carrier off when you unload the deer and you won't have...
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  • Which Hitch Would Work For My 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon?
    We do have a Draw-Tite Hitch that fits your 2018 Subaru Outback but # 75082 isn't the right one. It fits previous generations of the Ford Ranger and Mazda trucks. The hitch you need is # 75673. I included an image to show you what it will look like along with an installation video on a Subaru Outback Wagon. So, check it out! If I may recommend some accessories that I personally use, I use the eTrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar # e98942 for all accessories exceeding 25lbs. I have them...
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  • 2020 Mercedes GLE450 With Or Without Active Curve System Hitch Compatibility
    Yes, Item # 76141 will fit if you do not have the Active Curve System. The system has to do with your suspension and how the car rides. If you are not sure if you have the Active Curve System, call your dealer to make sure before purchasing. If you do have the Active Curve System, we will not have a hitch that will work at this time. When you do buy a hitch, I use a cargo carrier quite often and our folding cargo carrier # e98872 is awesome because it has plenty of room to load up all...
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