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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer hitch aligners 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, 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.



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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (102 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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Instructions were a little confusing and pictures not real clear. I still have two small pointed screws that I don't see on instructions and don't know what to do with. Still only took about 20 minutes to put together. Suggest someone rewrite these and do a little better with the pictures. 940730



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Product is well made but will not work with the Tesla model Y bumper design. The model Y bumper obstructs the wing nuts on the collar. This incompatibility wasn’t indicated on the etrailer website. Would have appreciated free return shipping. Not an optimal customer experience. 939896



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Thank you appréciate rapidity for order and delivry 937073



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Amy recommended this when I called in thank you! Works great 933945



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After a year of use, I’m convinced this product is a ‘must have’ for those who frequently install something into a hitch. I’ve installed/removed my bike rack in/from my hitch about 200 times. I bike frequently and drive to a biking trail, but my small garage doesn’t accommodate my car with a bike rack installed. The alignment collar simplifies the install process, removes any guesswork about correct positioning, and eliminates aggravation. 932187



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Very handy. Bought so my wife could install bike rack. 931297



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Works great! Easy to assemble. 928415



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Simple and effective - not much to it, not much to go wrong. 925029



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Very easy to install and adjust 924732



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great 924280



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The Hitch Pin Alignment Collar is a VERY useful product. FWIW — THULE straps are the best I am aware of (I’ve tried quite a few over several decades.) for my canoe carrier and hitch rack systems. ETRAILER, as usual, provided excellent service despite currently chaotic supply and delivery situation. 923867



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I haven't used these yet but I know that they will add to my enjoyment of using my accessories. 923573



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Excellent service, and the right produc t. 923908



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Looks like it will work well...but make sure you get the right size. I didn't... 920620



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Excellent product, exactly what I was looking for and fast delivery. 920088



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A simple solution that eliminates a lot of stress for my wife. 918105



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Well made product, very sturdy and expect to do the job as stated in description. Delivery of product was exceptional, with updates of delivery process. 917078



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I can't believe I have never seen these before. Perfect addition for three different hitch accessories. Extremely well made, and expected to last a long time. If you've ever been frustrated with aligning your ball mounts, bike racks, etc., this is your answer. Primary uses for me will be the tow bar for my RV and hitch mounted bike rack. Best of all is the great service and prompt delivery by etrailer. 915540



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I have bought from e- trailer before and have always been very happy with price and products. This 4 bike rack is a gift and should serve there needs. 915459



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Order was processed quickly and I received the trailer hitch aluminum cargo carrier in just a few days. Web page and order process were easy to work through and carrier was delivered with no damage or issues. 914568



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This is the Third time I have used Your sight and I am Very Happy with your Product.When I saw the Hitch Pin Alignment,I read the reviews and that is what made me Buy 5 of them, For my Bike Racks and my trailer it was areal Pain always trying to line the Pin with the Hitch,This item will make things a lot Easier.Great Product, Can not wait to use it.It arrived in the time they said and it was Neatly Packed.Thank You Much. 914514



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These folks are awesome! 914066


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