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Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II - 2-1/2" Hitches

Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II - 2-1/2" Hitches

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Tighten up your connection. This hitch receiver immobilizer keeps your tow bar, drop receiver, bike rack and other hitch-mounted accessories from rattling and shifting while you're on the road. Call 800-298-8924 to order Blue Ox hitch anti-rattle part number BX88225 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II - 2-1/2" Hitches. Hitch Anti-Rattle reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Hitch Anti-Rattle - BX88225

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Accessory Anti-Rattle
  • Towing Anti-Rattle
  • Blue Ox
  • Sleeve Style
  • Standard Anti-Rattle
  • Universal

Tighten up your connection. This hitch receiver immobilizer keeps your tow bar, drop receiver, bike rack and other hitch-mounted accessories from rattling and shifting while you're on the road.


Features:

  • Keeps hitch-mounted accessories stable and secure
    • Helps to eliminate rattle and sway within your hitch receiver
    • Stiffens and reinforces receiver
  • Mounts quickly and easily
  • Includes bracket, U-bolts and nuts
  • Fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year warranty


BX88225 Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer

Installation Details BX88225 Installation instructions



Video of Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II - 2-1/2" Hitches

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




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II Review

Randy: Hey guys, Randy here at etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox line of hitch immobilizers. Now, these work out great in a lot of situations. Any time you're using an accessory in a receiver tube opening and it doesn't have an anti-rattle device on it, basically you get a lot of movement. Especially with cargo carriers, we get a lot of side to side movement, that weight transferring back and forth.Now before we get to the installation process, let's take a look at some of the test course footage before and after. Essentially, before we get this installed, you're going to see this cargo carrier move side to side quite a bit.

We've got it loaded down with about 120 pounds. That's when we're doing the slalom. As we go over the bumps, you'll see this back end tip up quite a bit. Now, the cargo carrier's going to have a little bit of that anyway, but we're eliminating all of that from the shank, so it keeps everything much more stable.Now you'll see in the after-footage, all that side to side movement is completely eliminated. Once we get into the bumps, you can see there's still a little bit there from the actual cargo carrier tolerance, but we've got nothing coming from the hitch.Now regardless of whether you're using a 2" hitch or 2-1/2" hitch, or what we've got installed here going from a 2-1/2" hitch with an adapter to a 2" accessory, they're all going to work the same way.

This part with the key stock comes in on the backside. Then this U-bolt you can see, as we tighten that down, it pulls down on the accessory. This U-bolt pulls over. That's going to lock it right into the side of our receiver tube opening. Especially when we're using adapters like this, there's so much slop in that system, everything moves side to side.

You can see it's nice, heavy duty steel construction with a black powder coat finish. Blue Ox always makes good products. Then we've got the zinc-coated U-bolts. They use locking Whiz nuts here. As we get everything tightened down, we really don't have to worry about it coming back apart.

Just does a great job in getting that set. The 2" by 2" version looks identical. This is the 2-1/2 by 2-1/2. Basically, it just takes all that discomfort and all that play and that movement out of the equation so you don't have to deal with it anymore.Now another option's the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch. This one, where the Blue Ox doesn't have an 1-1/4" fit, does have an 1-1/4" fit. Has a 2" and a 2-1/2" fit. Basically, this one, this loop goes down around the hitch. This bar is going to come down and press down on the item. Now I like this one quite a bit. On really heavy loads, on your really heavy trailers, or in really heavy flat tow setups, maybe you're hauling a 1500 4x4 Ram, it gets pretty heavy. This one only eliminates the up and down. It eliminates most of the side to side, but as items get really heavy, there is still a little bit of transfer or a little bit of motion side to side. I really like the Quiet Hitch. I think it does a great job. But for total containment, I think the Blue Ox is just a little bit better.Now for all of immobilizers, the installation process is going to be the same. This is the one that fits the 2-1/2" hitch down to a 2" product or 2" accessory. You've got the small lips here. It's going to sit in behind the lip of our hitch. We want to bring it right out to the edge of it. We've got a U-bolt that's going to go in this way. Place our nuts on there. Then we've got our U-bolt that's going to come in from the top. Same thing, throw our nuts on there. Now we want to grab a 9/16" socket and we're going to start tightening these down.It's going to help to pull over on the shank and also pull down on the shank just to help us ensure that we got a great hold on them. Now we're going to grab our torque wrench, want to get all four of those torqued down.As you guys can see, this takes care of a very common problem that we have. I really like this one. I like that it has the total containment on both sides. Really helps to eliminate that movement we experience. I think if you're having that issue or if you've got heavier items that you're loading up and you can feel that transfer, I think it's a great idea to pick one up.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II - 2-1/2" Hitches - BX88225

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Tighten up your connection. This hitch receiver immobilizer keeps your tow bar, drop receiver, bike rack and other hitch-mounted accessories from rattling and shifting while you're on the road.

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Very happy with this product, was looking for something to tighten up the hitch area and this Immobilizer has done the job. 440968



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I've used the 2.5" X 2" before and now needed the 2.5" x 2.5" anti-rattle. Great product and easy to use 421940



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I used to have a little forward and back movement in my hitch receiver. I could feel a clunk when leaving from a stop and then again while coming to a stop. I added this hitch immobilized and it all went away. I’ve had it on for close to a year now and wouldn’t tow with out it. 875194



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Easy to mount, secure and enjoy a rattle free ride. Works as advertised on the hitch receiver of my 9000 lbs trailer. Looks great 864589



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Easy to install and works like a champ. Added bonus, when you have an expensive hitch attached, is more security. 852525



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Got this to stop the movement in my rock tamers . Certainly did what I was looking for. No more annoying rattle driving down the road . I showed my son in-law and now he wants the same set up . Not sure I will use the loctite or not as i like taking then off when we're not pulling the 5th wheel , i was thinking of changing the nuts to locking nuts . E trailer knew just what i was looking for and got it to me a day earl . 620408



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So far so good it seems. I just put it on today. But the design looks like its about the best on the market. With the only exception being it recommended I use the "Loctite Red" on all screws. I don't have any on hand, and it would be cool if you could include it in the package. I'm planning on stopping by the autoparts store and seeing if they have a small container I could use. Other than that, it looks to be well designed. I expect it to work great. 490175



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used it to take the sway/bounce out of the my 48" hitch extension. Worked! 483690



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As shown and working as advertised. Stopped trailer sway and annoying clink clank clunk of the hitch. Time will tell how long it lasts. I was hoping for 1/2"- 20 threads. It is 3/8"-16. Maybe it will be strong enough for a 2 1/2" class V hitch. One thing for sure, I am going to TEST it. ;*) 317873



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Great 313015



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The Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II, 2.5" arrived on time and without package damage. Unpacked and installed in less than 5 minutes. Zero knocking, noise, and movement of the hitch after Immobilized installed. Very Strongly Recommended. 308599



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Was out of stock, had it shipped from manufacturer, arrived quickly. 233817



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I've not actually installed this immobilizer yet, but have held it in place, where it fits perfectly, and can imagine exactly how it will do the job I was looking for something to do. I was pleased to find it, and the helpful customer service rep pointed me to it immediately. Thanks, ned 160146



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The stabilizer used with the double 2" hitch receiver took all wobble & wiggle out of the bike rack. Excellent product! 141234



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The product was easy to install; didn't take more than 5 minutes. I haven't had the chance to test it with my utility trailer hooked up yet but will soon, that will be the real test as to how satisfied I am with the product. I will say this for etrailer.com, they are awesome. I originally passed up ordering the item from etrailer.com just to save a few bucks and ordered it from another site. I had to end up cancelling the order from the other site. I ordered it last Thursday, from etrailer.com, and they bumped up my shipping at no extra cost to me so I could get the part by Monday. They didn't have to do that but they did. All my future towing purchases will be with etrailer.com not just because they are located in my home state of Missouri but because they provide great service. I have already recommended them to friends and co-workers. 96182



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Great product, Worked very well on my long neck Torsion bare Hitch. E trailer's sales consultant Bridget was very helpfull, very knowledgeable. E trailer was very fast about getting me the part i needed. I am very pleased not only with the product but very pleased with E trailer. I have been recommending E trailer to my friends. Thanks. 40282


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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Hitch Anti-Rattle

  • Difference Between Blue Ox Immobilizer III and II for 2-1/2 inch Hitches
    The Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II # BX88225 is designed for applications where the hitch is 2-1/2 inch sized and you are using a 2-1/2 inch accessory. Whereas the part # BX88312 is for 2-1/2 inch hitches that are using an adapter to then use a 2 inch hitch accessory.
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  • Will the Immobilizer II # BX88225 Work with a 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver Collar
    Even if the Immobilizer II # BX88225 did fit around your receiver, since it is for a 2-1/2" receiver opening anything that you put in the trailer hitch receiver would be too small for this to work properly. Instead I believe what you would need is the Immobilizer III # BX88312 which has a bracket that is 4" x 4" and is compatible with a 2" receiver opening. I have attached a photo showing these dimensions. I recommend trying to mock up this on your trailer hitch to see if this is compatible...
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  • Recommended Hitch Stabilizer to Reduce Motion of Ball Mount in 2-1/2-Inch Hitch
    The Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer # BX88225 works on 2-1/2-inch hitches like yours to reduce motion of the connected item. This device uses two u-bolts that each pull in different directions - one up/down and the other left/right - to steady the connected item. Whenever additional connections are introduced in a system, such as by using a reducer sleeve like the Draw-Tite # 58102, there will always be more potential for random motion.
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  • Can Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II # BX88225 Be Used with Weight Distribution Shank
    Yes, the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II # BX88225 that you referenced can be used with a weight distribution shank like what you have.
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  • Anti-Rattle Device to Use with Rock Tamers on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500
    Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II - 2-1/2" Hitches Item # BX88225 would not work with your Rock Tamers because it needs some of the same space occupied by the Rock Tamer mounting bracket. If you are using a hollow shank ball mount I recommend using SilentACT Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4", 2", and 2-1/2" Hitches Item # SHP2082 to reduce movement. If it is a solid shank then I recommend Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 2" Hitch Receivers # 325-GH-033 which wedges itself...
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  • Can Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II Be Used with Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
    Yes, you can indeed use the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II # BX88225 that you referenced to secure the shank of your Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET in place. The Immobilizer will work to eliminate any rattle/movement you are getting at the hitch connection. This is compatible with 2-1/2 inch hitch receivers. If you happen to have a 2 inch receiver you will want the Blue Ox # BX88224 instead. I have attached a short video demonstration that you can check...
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  • Replacement Lock Nut for Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer
    We do carry one of the parts you mentioned, the Replacement Hex Whiz Lock Nut for Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer # BX202-0071.
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  • Blue Ox Hitch Immobilizer Recommendation for Front Hitch of 2014 Jeep Wrangler
    The two popular trailer hitch sizes are 2 inch and 2-1/2 inch which we have Blue Ox Immobilizers for both sizes as the part # BX88224 for a 2 inch hitch or part # BX88225 for a 2-1/2 inch hitch. Front hitches are basically always 2 inch hitches and on a lighter duty vehicle like a Jeep Wrangler this would especially be the case. I would be shocked if you didn't have a 2 inch hitch size but what you can do is double check by measuring the inner dimensions of the hitch.
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  • Parts Needed to Remove Movement/Noise of Weight Distribution Shank in Hitch
    Hitch rattle/noise is pretty annoying. We have products like the Hitch Immobilizer part # BX88225 which you can use to eliminate all of that noise. This uses a couple U-bolts to pull the shank of the ball mount tight against the hitch tube to get rid of the movement. This specific model fits 2-1/2 inch hitch sizes like you have as well.
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  • Reducing Movement in Reese Titan Hitch Box Extension on 2017 GMC Sierra 3500
    The product I recommend to help reduce the play when using your Reese Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45292 is the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer III # BX88312. This immobilizer is made specifically to keep a 2" hitch adapter stable inside a 2-1/2" receiver. Due to the length of the Reese extension, there is still going to be a bit of play with this set-up, but the immobilizer is going to make a noticeable impact when towing with your 2017 GMC Sierra 3500.
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  • Extension for Hitch Receiver to Allow Trailer Towing with Truck That Has Slide-in Camper
    We do offer hitch extensions in various lengths to fit 2-inch and 2-1/2-inch truck hitches. These are shown on the linked page. The issue with hitch extensions is that they typically cause a loss of hitch capacity, a 50-percent loss! This happens due to the additional leverage applied by the extension to the hitch tube. This is much like slipping a pipe over the end of a tire iron to give you more leverage to loosen a lug nut. For this reason very long extensions such as the 60-inch...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for a 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    We've had customers have the U-bolt of the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches # RM-062 facing up and down and it has worked just fine. I would probably use it in the configuration you referenced. That way the # RM-062 isn't supporting the tongue weight of the setup. Since this is only recommended for flat-towing setups you would be better of with the Blue Ox Immobilizer II part # BX88225 since this can be used for towing a trailer. If your ball mount is hollow another...
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  • How Much Rattle and Slop is Too Much for An Accessory Used in a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
    Some accessories fit more loosely than others in any given trailer hitch. If you think that the receiver is getting worn out, I recommend measuring the inner opening width and height to see if it is still at 2-1/2 inches. Also check the accessories you are using. They should be slightly smaller so they can fit in the receiver easily. There will always be some play. The longer the accessory, the more it will appear to move. The Titan extension # RP45018 as an example is so long that a...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device for a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500
    The Roadmaster Quiet Hitch, # RM-062, does fit 2-1/2 inch receivers like the one on your 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500 but it is made for flat towing only (towing a vehicle behind a motor home) and is not rated for towing. Towing a trailer produces more tongue weight than flat towing a vehicle and this device is not rated for the additional stress. Other customers have used the Blue Ox Hitch Immobilizer, # BX88225, which stops rattle horizontally and vertically. Or you could get a lock and...
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  • Exact Measurement of Receiver of Curt Trailer Hitch 15703
    I went out to the warehouse with digital calipers to get the exact measurement of the receiver of the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15703 and found it to be 2.55" though it is possible for the hitch that is shipped to you to have slightly (and by slightly I mean a couple hundredths or thousandths of an inch) more or less room in the receiver. There is always going to be some slight play but you can reduce this with the use of the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II # BX88225 which is designed...
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  • High-Low Tow Bar Adapter for Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar Towing Chevy Silverado 3500
    Blue Ox says that as long as the RV receiver height and base plate height are within three inches of each other, no adapter or riser is necessary, so you should be fine. However, if you did feel the need to use a High-Low adapter, they do offer one with a three inch rise/drop that's rated at 10,000 lbs, part # BX88235. To my knowledge, Blue Ox does not offer a riser/adapter like you describe, but Blue Ox offers a hitch immobilizer # BX88225 that might work if the sleeve sticks out...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device for Weigh Safe Ball Mounts for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitches
    You are correct, you would not be able to use locking anti-rattle device # SHP2040-XL on a Weigh Safe adjustable ball mount for 2-1/2 inch hitches because of the solid shank. And that is why we do not recommend it as a related product on any of the 2-1/2 inch Weigh Safe ball mount pages. For anti-rattle you would need to use something such as the Blue Ox Hitch Immobilizer, # BX88225, which takes out accessory movement within the receiver vertically and horizontally rather than just one...
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  • How to Reduce Receiver Play and Use Chain Loops on the Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45292
    The play that you are experiencing with the Titan Hitch Box Extension, # RP45292, is normal. This is present because of manufacturing tolerance differences between the hitch extension and receiver and the length of the extension is magnifying the play. It would be a good idea to go with a Hitch Immobilizer, # BX88225 to eliminate as much movement as possible with the extension, but it is not required. Just be sure that when installing the immobilizer that you do not tighten it so much...
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  • Will Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer III Fit on 2016 Ford F250 Factory Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer III # BX88312 is a universal fit and we haven't had the opportunity to test it on a 2016 Ford F-250 factory trailer hitch so I can't verify how well it will fit on your truck. The same goes for a 9000 pound trailer since it doesn't actually carry a weight capacity rating. However, the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II # BX88225 has reviews of customers reporting it worked very well with their trailers weighing 7000 pounds.
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle with 2 U-Bolt Design to Limit Vertical and Horizontal Movement
    What you are looking for is the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II - 2" Hitches # BX88224. This will keep the carrier from moving vertically and horizontally. I've attached a video review to show how. If you have a 2-1/2 inch receiver, then you will want # BX88225.
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