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Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver

Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Need to put a 2" bike rack or cargo carrier in your 1-1/4" hitch receiver? No worries. Simply insert this adapter and off you go. It cannot get any easier to use and is certainly less expensive than buying another hitch! 1-800-940-8924 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number HTAD or order online at Free expert support on all Brophy products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - HTAD

  • Hitch Expander
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 7-1/4 In Extension
  • 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Brophy

Need to put a 2" bike rack or cargo carrier in your 1-1/4" hitch receiver? No worries. Simply insert this adapter and off you go. It cannot get any easier to use and is certainly less expensive than buying another hitch!


  • Convert any 1-1/4" receiver to a 2" receiver
    • 1-1/4" Shank is solid
    • 2" Shank is hollow
  • Powder coated black finish resists rust and corrosion
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock are sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Overall length: 11"
  • Extension length: 7-1/4" center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole
  • Maximum usable hitch accessory shank length: 3-3/8"
  • Hitch pin hole diameter:
    • 5/8" Diameter on 2" receiver
    • 1/2" Diameter on 1-1/4" shank



  • Tongue weight capacity of hitch will be reduced by 50% with use of adapter.
  • Hitch adapter is designed for use with accessories only. Do not use for towing.

HTAD CR Brophy Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver - HTAD

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (233 Customer Reviews)

Need to put a 2" bike rack or cargo carrier in your 1-1/4" hitch receiver? No worries. Simply insert this adapter and off you go. It cannot get any easier to use and is certainly less expensive than buying another hitch!


I have a Volvo XC60 with the factory installed retractable 1.25" hitch. I needed a 1.25" to 2" adapter for the Thule XT Pro bike rack I purchased previously for a couple of e-bikes. Many adapters will not, however, fit the Volvo receiver correctly as there is only 1.6" available from the back of the receiver to the receiver hole. The adapters I had found at nearby stores, all required 2 inches. This hitch adapter from etrailer, only requires 1.5" and fits the Volvo receiver perfectly. It also seems to be very well made, very solid and I have not noticed any discernable shake with the adapter pinned to the receiver and the bike rake pinned to the adapter. etrailer also shipped extremely quickly - even faster than I expected with an expedited ship request.

Working out well!
Gary - 06/07/2022


Has worked well, this fits the low weight capacity bike carrier 1 1/4 inch hitch. Not a full capacity 1 1/4 inch full towing hitch. Believe it or not they are different. So get the correct one.

Remember this is slightly different tongue size than one would use to tow. Its made as a bike rack conversion only. And it works perfect for that.
Tom - 12/10/2021


Very heavy duty. Will use it with a bike rack I had for another vehicle that had a 2" receiver.

I want to adapt my 11/4 hitch to 2 for a Hollywood platform bike rack. However, the hitch adapter I got locally had some play in it. Do you have any movement with your platform bike rack with your adapter? The movement I had was where the adapter slid into the hitch, not with the bike rack.
-- comment by: Nancy - 08/30/2014
Nancy, the adapter has very little movement in my Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver. It fits good with the bike rack
-- comment by: Ken F - 09/03/2014


I bought this for my Thule bike carrier (I have a Suburu Outback and needed a conversion to use my tow hitch with it) I find this product to be extremely well made and effective. This company also offered quick delivey and great follow up. I highly recommend this company and product!


I order a hitch for my Civic without realizing I could not use the standard bike rack on it. I thought it was going to be a waste of money for the hitch and install. I called and spoke to Hally. She was awesome. She found that part that would work to attach to the hitch, which would allow the bike rack to fit. It works perfectly.


I needed this product to adapt a standard Honda 1 1/4 inch hitch to a bike rack with a two inch mounting bar. Ordinarily, the hitch bar might have fit the standard Honda mount, but there was a blocking reinforcement bar under the Honda mount. This mount enables me to conform both the existing and bike rack mounts. Note: I carefully measured hole distances from ends of each mount to be sure it fit, which it does. I have no time to test the mount with the full rack load right now, but it seems to be within specified tolerances.


I purchased this along with a 1.25" hitch for my Prius so that I could use my hitched mount bike rack. Bridget at was very helpful by making sure that I got that right adapter and getting it to me quickly. I ordered this on a Thursday and got it on the next Monday, free shipping! We just traveled from Ohio to St Augustine Florida with our 2 bikes trouble free.


The product works great.
Original shipping
didn’t include the Class 1 clip, took sometime to get it reshipped.

Otherwise, great to do business with Etrailer. Very helpful.


This hitch extender does not include pin and clip or a locking hitch pin. I will need to be ordered separately as part # PC2
Pin and Clip for 1-1/4" Hitches - 1/2" Diameter
for a standard pin and clip or part # 7683
Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Flush Design for 2" Trailer Hitches
for a locking hitch pin option.
-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 07/29/2019
Still going strong ! Works as designed
Arthur A - 07/27/2020


Product was exactly what I needed and to tell the truth, was quite a bit more heavy duty that I had envisioned. I am very enthusiastic and extremely satisfied with the operation of the company and the product.

It did the job I wanted it to. Since then I have traded cars went from afull size Mercury to a VW Passat so I am not using it at this time. I lentit to my brother in law and he raved about it also - worked well for him.Hope this helps.
-- comment by: James - 02/20/2014


Fits great with the configuration with my bike rack....


This product is very well built. It's also very heavy. However I bought it thinking I would use this so I could continue to use my 2" bike rack that I would routinely use behind my SUV. It will work but in the end the rack sticks out way too far and I did not get a comfortable feeling about the stress I would place on a class 2 hitch (1.25"). The product itself is great but if your intent is to use it on a bike rack my suggestion is to think it through. If your carrying a good deal of weight centered too far off the back of the car then you might loose stability.


Seems like a decent extender/adapter for my 1 1/4" to 2" hitch needs.

After one year this product continues to work and function as advertised. I use it for lite duty. It provides a platform to which I mount my bike rack via a lite weight trailer hitch. The fit and finish has held up well. Good product, does whats expected.
Tom M - 02/03/2015


I was very happy with etrailer's customer service and fast delivery. This 2in adapter was a cheaper alternative than installing a full hitch. Now I attach our bike hitch rack!


This hitch adapter is just what the doctor ordered!! It met my needs in making it possible to "adapt" a rear cargo carrier to our 2007 Ford Explorer. This gives us extra capacity to transport wedding-related items from our home in Columbus, OH to Battle Creek, MI without having to rent a trailer or use two vehicles. Not only that, "performed a miracle" in getting this delivered in 2 days at no extra cost!! GREAT JOB in supplying what we needed, when we needed it, at a price we could afford.


The HTAD Hitch Adapter was purchased to accommodate my 2" bike rack in the
1 1/4" hitch receiver on my new car, dissolving my initial dismay at the size of the freshly-installed hitch. The car salesman knew exactly how to solve the problem and texted your website with this product to me right away. It is well-made and beefy enough for the job. Need met. Happy me.

Previous review stands.
Helen - 04/13/2019


Carol C. at etrailer was awesome. Somehow the part fell out of the box en route to me and I received an empty cardboard box. Carol immediately agreed to ship a replacement to me and it showed up earlier than estimated. No hassle, terrific customer service. And the part looks strong.


When I can't find something locally I can always find it on etrailer. They are my go to parts store for my trucks and RV

Still working great. It has not ever been removed from our RV
John W - 05/18/2020


Fast shipping, great communication and a quality product at a fair price. I’m never disappointed with any transactions from etrailer.


Fits in exactly in my older 1994 Honda lx draw tite hitch no mods needed.... Perfect for the Thule 2 bike bike rack hitch mount....

Product works as designed with no issues! Fits perfectly in the Draw-Tite hitch with no modifications, glad I bought from etrailer, they know there stuff!
Joe O - 09/09/2014


Fit my new Prius hitch perfectly. Only concern in using one of these adapters is to not overload. I'm pretty confident the whole setup will work fine for the hitch mounted bike rack we already have. No worries.

Just be aware that using this adapter will lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half. The tongue weight on a Class I hitch used on your Prius is 200 lbs, so using the adapter will lower that to 100 lbs. This will mean that the weight of the bike rack and the bikes carried upon it cannot exceed 100 lbs.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 08/28/2018


Product was extremely well put together. Welds were all neat and uniform. Nothing was out of line. Finish was great. Heavy gauge steel: nothing cheap about the product. Excellent product.

Doing great. Used it again this week to pull a fertilizer spreader. No problem at all. Paint even still looks brand new.
Butch L - 04/21/2016


Overall fit well into existing hitch. However, with the added rack on the car and the extended distance from the rear, the rack sometimes scrapes going out steep driveways. Would not be a problem with a higher ground clearance car.

Please be aware that using an adapter such as this will lower the tongue weight and towing capacity of your hitch by half.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 04/10/2019


Still going strong a year into purchase


I am very pleased with my service from etrailer. After I ordered, I got a call from an etrailer rep who advised me that the two parts I ordered would not work together, and she had a ready (and cheaper!) suggestion of an alternative part that made the whole order workable. My order came very fast, even though I didn't use the fastest shipping method.


We really like our extension hitch. It was easy to install, and we are easily able to put our bicycle rack into the hitch. We also like that the extra length allows us to use the back lift door on our suv.

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