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B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2"

B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2"

Item # BWHDRH25211
Our Price: $329.00
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This sturdy steel hitch from B&W is designed to fit your heavy-duty towing needs. Safety chain loops are built in and an electrical bracket is included for mounting your 7-way trailer connector (sold separately). Powder coat finish resists rust. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from B and W. B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" part number BWHDRH25211 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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B and W Trailer Hitch - BWHDRH25211

  • Class V
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • B and W
  • 1600 lbs TW
  • 16000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1600 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This sturdy steel hitch from B&W is designed to fit your heavy-duty towing needs. Safety chain loops are built in and an electrical bracket is included for mounting your 7-way trailer connector (sold separately). Powder coat finish resists rust.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer with your vehicle
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Interlocking, 3-piece design
    • Grade 8 mounting hardware and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • High-gloss, black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Safety chain loops built into heavy-duty steel gusset
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class V
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 16,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 16,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 1,600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,600 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" - BWHDRH25211

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)

This sturdy steel hitch from B&W is designed to fit your heavy-duty towing needs. Safety chain loops are built in and an electrical bracket is included for mounting your 7-way trailer connector (sold separately). Powder coat finish resists rust.


Support from etrailer is top notch. I’ve ordered several products from trailer and any questions or follow ups were expertly handled. Look forward to continuing business with this company

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, 2WD, 4.7L V8, with the Big Horn Package.This is a good hitch. I didn't need this much of a hitch. I only needed a 600 lb. tongue weight hitch but I figured better safe than sorry. It was the most hitch for the money and now I don't have to change the hitch if I get a bigger camper. I will never need a hitch with this kind of capacity. The install was very easy with one exception... There was no frame drilling required, but there were two steel dowels welded to the frame that supported a tail-pipe hanger and one got in the way and had to be removed. I was hesitant to do this, but the exhaust is still remarkably stable even with one of the supports cut-off. This hitch seems like the most hitch for your money and I know that the hitch will handle more than my truck is rated for so there is no worrying if my hitch will hold up.

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Fit like it should, fast shipping


I ordered this hitch for a couple of reasons. First it had to be bolted together (as opposed to one completely welded unit) in three pieces so I thought it was something a senior citizen could handle unassisted. Indeed that turned out to be the case.

Second I liked the option of being able to flip the cross bar to accommodate a factory hitch or not. Since my truck ('05 RAM 1500, Quad cab) had a factory hitch, there was some question about which to order to allow the new receiver to be as close to the bumper as possible. As it turned out, mine was the factory bolt on receiver so the "without" would have worked (I was able to unbolt it and set it aside). This one hitch fit either truck, with/without the factory hitch so I didn't have to worry about ordering the wrong one and then shipping it back.

And lastly, this is a heavy duty hitch, rated to pull about 16,000 lbs. It fit neatly under the truck and allowed the under-body spare tire to be stowed after installation. It is a snug fit but no modifications were necessary.

I do have a couple of suggestions for future DIY'ers. First don't snug any of the bolts until all the hardware is installed. I had snugged (not torqued) the wings and then realized that a trim piece had to be removed to install bolts to the side of the wings. Second, after all the hardware is installed but not tightened, return the under-body spare tire to it's position. There is a little wiggle room and now's the time to find out if it's needed before tightening and torquing the bolts.



Great. No issues or problems. Been on several trips from flatlands to mountains.


Great product, fit perfectly and installed just as described in the instructions. Interactions with etrailer were great as well, and super quick delivery.



It has done everything perfectly. I couldnt be happier.


It went on easy , and works very good. I'm happy,I put it on because I have a 3 foot extention on to,clear the back of my,11.5 camper so,I can tow my boat.



It works very good Ive had no problems since it was installed

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. I had one issue while installing...there are two exhaust support bars that welded to the frame and one is in the way of the side plate. I just cut the inside bar and the install was very simple install afterwards. There are no exhaust issues with cutting the one bar. The hitch is a little heavy so if you can get assistance, that will help but not needed.


I worked out great I bolted it right on I had no issues whatsoever still works just fine

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Installed this on a 2007 Dodge 2500.

nice hitch, looks like it will do exactly what I need it to. Very easy to install, took about 2 hours by myself. Instructions were spot on.

The only thing I can say is I wish they would have included 4 of the fish wires, would have made it just a little easier to install all the bolts onto the frame. But besides that, everything was included.

2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

This hitch is first class. As a contractor, I have owned many hitch receivers over the years. Fit my 2007 Big Horn Ram perfectly. This is precision crafted. I had it on in less than an hour.
Thank for a great product. I had my order faster than expected, and saved $200 bucks on it across the board!
Dan W

2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Hitch went on my 04 ram 3500 and it installed easy and tows anything I throw at it. Great hitch and looks good.


Easy to install, fit perfectly with no mods, no drilling and no welding, complete hardware, heavy duty

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very easy to install, no drilling. Mounted right up below the OEM hitch.
Vehicle 2008 Ram 2500 Mega 4x4

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very nice hitch. Took me about 3 hours to remove factory hitch and install this one. No drilling but did have to cut off one tail pipe support hanger.

2007 Dodge Ram Pickup

Hitch was here ahead of time Great serv ice

2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

looks like it going to work great being installed with a new flatbed on a 2003 dodge ram diesel


Solid made product as expected when purchasing from etrailer. Easy to install.


Not overly impressed I would have thought BW would of been beefier but it does the job

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Very pleased, works as designed.


Got here on time, packaged nicely





2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

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    The B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver # BWHDRH25211 is designed in a way that it will fit with or without a factory receiver. The multiple mounting points on the side plates will decide where the receiver sits. When you remove your factory receiver you will be able to bolt the cross tube in the upper hole set to have it sit where the factory receiver sits.
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    The trailer hitch options we offer for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 are designed for models with the factory bumper. That said, the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver part # BWHDRH25211 would be our best option as it does not actually tie into the bumper and the receiver tube has quite a drop. It measures 9.380" from the top of the mounting flange to the top of the receiver tube.
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  • What Does B&W Hitch BWHDRH25211 Look Like Installed on a 2012 Ram w/Factory Hitch
    The best image I could find of B&W hitch # BWHDRH25211 was in the instructions and it is a line diagram and not an actual picture. But it shows how the new hitch receiver will be directly beneath the factory receiver on your 2012 Ram 2500/3500.
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  • Why Won't The B&W Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed With Factory Receiver?
    The B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver # BWHDRH25211 we found hit a factory exhaust hanger on the short bed version of your 2005 Ram 1500. While this will fit with a simple relocation of the hanger we put the note saying it will only work on the 8' bed since it requires modification. Since you want the receiver to fit snug as possible to your factory bumper you might consider the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 14361 since the B&W and all other receivers designed to fit with the factory...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2011 Dodge Ram
    On the 2011 Dodge Ram that structural bar isn't a spare tire frame, it is a cross member that links the two frame rails together so it is very strong. This is also where Dodge welds on the factory hitch for trucks that have it. The hitch you choose, no matter where it installs, needs to have the capacity to handle the loaded car hauler. The truck also needs to be rated high enough. The highest capacity hitch for the 1500 series is # C15572 rated for 1500 pounds tongue weight and 15,000...
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  • Comparison of Reese Titan and B&W Heavy-Duty Class V Trailer Hitch Receivers
    Both the Reese Titan Trailer Hitch Receiver # 45288 and the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch # BWHDRH25211 are Class V hitches. The B&W does have the tongue weight you're looking for at 1600 pounds, while the Reese is only 1200 pounds. However, if you use weight distribution the tongue weight increases to 1700 pounds. Both are custom fit to your 2011 Ram 2500 and may require some drilling to install. The Reese is a 2-1/2 inch receiver and the B&W is a 2 inch. Although the Reese hitch is...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 with Factory Trailer Hitch
    The factory trailer hitch on a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 is not welded to the bumper but it is welded to a support beam that attaches the 2 frame rails so you would not be able to remove it. That is why I recommend a hitch designed to fit models that have the factory trailer hitch. Check out Curt trailer hitch # C15409. This is a beast rated for 2,550 pounds tongue weight and 17,000 pounds gross trailer weight but still with a 2 inch receiver. I have linked a video showing installation for you. Another...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
    If Dodge says that the towing capacity for your 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 is 7,000 lbs then that is the heaviest trailer you can tow. A towing setup is only as strong as it's weakest component. If you were to install a hitch with a heavier capacity than what your vehicle has it would not allow you to tow a trailer above the capacity for the vehicle. If you can find a lighter trailer so that your setup weighs less than the capacity for your vehicle you could install the B and W Hitch part # BWHDRH25211. Since...
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  • Which B and W Trailer Hitch Fits 2012 Ram 2500
    The center section of the 3-piece B and W hitches like the # BWHDRH25211 that fits your 2012 Ram 2500 is not a universal component that fits various trucks with different side brackets. Instead all three pieces are made to fit the trucks so an entirely new hitch would be what you'd need.
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    Yes, the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch item # BWHDRH25211 will fit your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. It fits Dodge trucks with or without the factory hitch. This hitch is custom fit and bolts to your Dodge with included hardware. The B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch item # BWHDRH25211 is made in the USA and weighs 73 lbs. To replace your Dodge's 7-Way you will want the 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket w/ Mounting Bracket item # HM40975-11933. This will plug into your factory tow packages wiring...
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  • Does B and W Hitch part # BWHDRH25211 Fit 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
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