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Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver - 48" Long - Raw Finish

Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver - 48" Long - Raw Finish

Item # 80948
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With its raw finish, this 2" x 2" receiver bar is designed for use in fabricating undercar receiver hitches when a receiver is not available. 1-800-940-8924 to order Tow Ready hitch fabrication parts part number 80948 or order online at Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver - 48" Long - Raw Finish. Hitch Fabrication Parts reviews from real customers.
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Tow Ready Hitch Fabrication Parts - 80948

  • Receiver Tube
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 48 Inch Long
  • Raw Finish
  • Tow Ready

With its raw finish, this 2" x 2" receiver bar is designed for use in fabricating undercar receiver hitches when a receiver is not available.


  • Fabrication part is perfect for constructing undercar receiver hitches when a receiver is not available
  • Receiver is designed with appropriately sized tube for easy insertion of ball mounts
  • Raw finish is ideal for welding


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Length: 48"
  • 1-Year limited warranty

2854 Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver - 48" Long - Unpainted

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Video Transcript for Tow Ready Hitch Fabrication Parts - Receiver Tube - 80948 Review

Today we're going to review part number 80948. This is the Tow Ready Combo Bar with the 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver. Now, this is a fabrication part which is perfect for constructing an under car receiver hitch when a receiver is not available. The receiver is designed with the appropriately sized tube for an easy insertion of ball mounts. You can see it even has the pin hole drilled on the side here. It is a raw finish which is what you want if you're going to be welding this to your trailer vehicle.

The receiver opening on this is 2 inches by 2 inches. The overall length on this, I'll put a ruler on it for you, is going to be right at 48 inches. That should do it for the review on part number 80948. The Tow Ready Combo Bar with the 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver. .

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Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver - 48" Long - Raw Finish - 80948

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (51 Customer Reviews)

With its raw finish, this 2" x 2" receiver bar is designed for use in fabricating undercar receiver hitches when a receiver is not available.


What can I say, quality 2" square tubing with collar and proper sized hole for 2" hitch receiver duties. I used the steel tube to fabricate a front tire mount for my 1-ton truck. I included a photo of my finished project. Worked perfectly. etrailer shipped quickly as usually. the price was priced right, even considering the shipping. Part suppliers around my location never could get such part so I got it my self from etrailer. Thanks.


I had to put a hitch receiver on a 4 Wheeler that I use my fertilizer spreader on. Bolted it to the frame and it has worked well.


Love this product you can make them fit on what ever you want to.
Amazing free shipping and fast to Rhame ND.



Working great great value sturdy good quality


Worked great. Thanks


Collar on end of tow bar snug no gaps and uniform weld.


fast shipping and always an excellent quality product !!


The product is exactly as described, 48 inches of raw steel ready for fabrication.

Any typical 2x2 inch receiver hitch accessory will fit in this just fine. The 48 inch length described is spot on, although the length may be unnecessary for most builds, but each project is unique in its own way. The finish is anything but (hence the use of the word "raw") so keep in mind that the cut edges can be very sharp and that metal shavings and burrs may be present on or inside of the tube, the protective collar on the end with the predrilled hole for the pin is roughly welded in place and depending on your standards may have to be touched up, but will also work just fine as is.

I intend to use this product as the tongue on an offroad trailer to tow behind my Jeep with a Max Coupler (in comparison to a ball hitch which only has free movement side to side, a Max Coupler is a fully articulating hitch with free movement side to side, up and down, and also rotationally, allowing the trailer to move completely independently to the tow vehicle while trekking through rough terrain) A Max Coupler requires a 2 inch receiver on both the tow vehicle and the trailer to be towed, so this product will work perfectly as the tongue on my trailer.


Bought this to build a hitch extension for my sailboat trailer. Plenty heavy duty for that. Gets my boat 4 feet farther down the ramp and it's rigid enough to not sag under the tongue weight of a 3000# boat. We will only use it for putting in and taking out at shallow ramps, so I don't think fatigue will be an issue. I am very pleased.


I had to fabricate my own hitch, so I bought this piece. It worked really well - very solid and I thought the price was fair. Turned out good!

Nick B.


Workout out great after 1 year - very strong!


This 48" extension is posted on your site as 2 inches. I thought 2 inches meant OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS, NOT INSIDE. There is only one 5/8 inch hole drilled on one end, none on the other end. I have to find a 2-inch sleeve at least 14 inches long to use this extension and drill a 5/8 inch hole. It will cost me too much to return it after paying shipping to receive it. I

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Mike L.


The part you refer to is a fabrication part, meant to provide a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. It isnt intended as, nor is it referred to in the product description as a hitch extender.


I used this bar to construct a 4' extension for my standard drawbar by inserting a 2" bar and bolting the two together.This allows me to launch my boat several more weeks as the lake is drawn down for flood control efforts.


Product just as advertised. What was amazing was the effort the team at etrailer put together to get my order to me so quickly. Able to get the hitch done in time for the big holiday weekend because of their quick effort. Thanks guys


Good product! We use this item and customize it to our needs. Have bought this item multiple times and plan on buying it again when needed!


I will not be using this devise here in San Diego. We are taking it to our other house in Baja, Mexico. We will be using it to launch the small boat into the bay. This devise will assist in keeping the water away from the truck. Can show pic' later when we head down Feb 8. Thanks for the quick arrival.




Fast delivery. Item looks solid and just what I need.


as for the product- simple- Its a 4ft long receiver not much else to say, but want to commend etrailer have bought several things from them and service and follow up has always been wonderful- great company to work with. Thanks


my first order from trailer.
was what I ordered, actually came a couple of days early.
Will order again.


Needed help ordering a 48" reciever. Order one day received it the next. Reasonably priced, quick service and delivery. Thanks etrailer.


Awesome just what I expected made an awesome hitch ext for my pickup with truck camper on it


Best Price I can find for our customers. I ordered Friday afternoon, and received them Monday.


Since finding this item available on etrailer, we have been able to cut cost.


looks great


Worked out perfect for my project.


The product arrived, basically unharmed, however the container it arrived in was totally destroyed. Maybe find a better way to package. Thank you very much aside from that. It was delivered promptly and I will be ordering and recommending you in the future.

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  • Outside Dimensions Of Tow Ready Combo Bar
    The Tow ready Combo Bar, part # 80948 you asked about has a 2-1/2 inch X 2-1/2 inch outside dimension with a 2 inch trailer receiver opening. This bar is 48 inches long. I have attached a product review video you can check out.
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  • What is the Outside Height and Width of Tow Ready Combo Bar 80948
    Combo bar # 80948 has an outside width and height of 2-1/2 inches. I have included a link to a video review of this part for you.
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  • Load Rating For Tow Ready Combo Bar With 2 Inch Trailer Receiver
    I spoke with my contact at Tow Ready about the Tow Ready Combo Bar, part # 80948. This is a 48 inch long bar that is used to fabricate 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. They told me this bar is used when they manufacture hitches with capacities up to 12,000 lbs so it should work great for you and the trailer you mentioned. This bar has a raw finish and can be welded.
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  • Is the Tow Ready Combo Bar # 80948 2 inch by 2 inch All the Way Through
    Yes, the inside dimensions of the entire length of the Tow Ready Combo Bar # 80948 that you referenced is 2 inch by 2 inch.
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  • Weight of Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The weight is 25 lbs of the 48 inch receiver tube you asked about: - Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # 80948
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  • Will Extending the Trailer Tongue Affect Tongue Weight
    Extending the trailer tongue will not increase the trailer tongue weight, it may actually do the opposite but you may be able to shift cargo or your boat forwards to get the tongue weight back where you want it. Please keep in mind extending the tongue would need to be done by a professional welder.
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  • Can Tow Ready Combo Bar # 80948 be Inserted into a 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
    The outside width of combo bar # 80948 is slightly less than 2-1/2 inches so it would fit in a 2-1/2 inch receiver. But this bar is meant for hitch fabrication and not meant as a hitch extender. For a 34 inch extender that is rated for use as an actual extender and that already has the safety chain loops welded to it you could use # RP45292. Of course, there is quite a bit of difference in cost.
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  • Hitch Fabrication Bar That Can be Welded for 2004 Dodge Ram
    We do have weldable trailer hitch receivers for your 2004 Dodge Ram. The longest one is going to be 48 inches, and you can use either the Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # 80948 or Curt Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # C49480. These hitches do not have any specific weight ratings because ratings are dependent on the entire fabrication and install. I have added links to video reviews for you to take a look at of both hitches.
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  • Product Comparison Between the Curt and Tow Ready Combo Bars
    Besides the price difference the only real other difference is that the # C49480 and the # 80948 are made by separate companies. The Curt combo bar is # C49480 and the Tow Ready combo bar is # 80948. Tow Ready is a brand that is owned by a larger parent company named Cequent. These companies compete with each other in the trailering market so it isn't uncommon to see two similar parts with different pricing. To answer your question, some customers prefer one brand name over the other...
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  • Wall Thickness of Tow Ready Combo Bar 80948 and Curt Combo Bar C49480
    I went to our warehouse to measure the actual wall thickness of the Tow Ready Combo Bar # 80948 and the similar Curt # C49480, both of which are 48-inches long with a raw finish. With a digital caliper I measured the wall thickness of the Tow Ready combo bar as 0.20 to 0.21-inches and the Curt was the same. Since these items are not machined there may be some slight unit to unit variances, especially if you are talking about thousandths of an inch. On the receiver end of these bars there...
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  • Weight Capacity of Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver
    In regards to the Tow Ready Combo Bar with 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 80948, the longer the receiver tube is less support you'll have. That said, we cannot provide specifics on this as there are several other variables at play so in order to obtain a true rating you'll need to consult an engineer. Please note, the Roadmaster Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier part # RM-195225 reduces hitch capacity by 1/3 .
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  • Can a 48 Inch Long Combo Bar be Used to Make a Hitch Extender
    Combo bar # 80948 is used in hitch fabrication and is not technically an extender. It has no hitch pin hole to secure to the receiver on the trailer hitch. The longest regular extender that we have for a 2 inch trailer hitch is # ST18 at 18 inches long. If you used it with a long ball mount, # EA40, then you would have a total of 32-5/8 inches of extension. Please note this will severely reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch. The use of the extension alone reduces the...
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