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Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long

Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long

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Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 10" rise or a 10" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 5,000 lbs. Pin and clip included. 1-800-940-8924 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BX88132 or order online at Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX88132

  • Tow Bar
  • Hitch Adapters
  • High-Low Adapter
  • Blue Ox
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 10 Inch Rise/Drop

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 10" rise or a 10" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 5,000 lbs. Pin and clip included.


  • Allows for proper positioning of tow bar
    • Makes up for height difference between RV's hitch and towed vehicle's base plates
  • Can be used in either rise or drop position
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
  • Resists rust and corrosion with durable powder coat finish
  • Includes pin and clip for attachment to trailer hitch
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Rise/drop: 10"
  • Receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum weight capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Length (pin hole to pin hole): 11-1/2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • 1-Year warranty

Note: Designed for flat towing only. Do not use to tow a trailer.

Many tow systems require some sort of hitch accessory to either raise or lower your tow bar so that it sits level. To determine if your setup needs an adapter, hook the tow bar up to your RV and towed car and measure to see how close to level it is. The "safe zone" for a motor-home-mounted tow bar ranges from 3 inches above level to 3 inches below. Car-mounted models must be absolutely level. This high-low adapter can provide you with the necessary drop or desired rise to achieve a level tow bar setup.

BX88132 Blue Ox Hi-Lo Drop Receiver - 10" Drop/Rise

Installation Details BX88132 Installation instructions

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Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long - BX88132

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (65 Customer Reviews)

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 10" rise or a 10" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 5,000 lbs. Pin and clip included.


Needed this to get my new Blue Ox Avail tow bar installed properly. Note that this adapter is almost a foot long. Make sure your trailer light cable will still be long enough to reach the towed vehicle's plug once you've installed this.

Sturdy, high quality piece, exactly the tool for the job. Cant even imagine finding something to complain about so Im still a happy purchaser.
Walter B - 12/27/2021


For what I'm using it for is a nice height for my vice.


Holds and elevates a salt spreader for ice removal. Works great. Excellent craftsmanship.


I recently bought a new truck. My wife's wheelchair ramp was to steep and difficult to load her chair.
I ordered the 10" drop receiver and it was a great investment. Rugged construction, beautiful finish and looks great on the truck.
No longer do I struggle to load her chair. I ordered it and was at my door step in 2 days. Outstanding service, I will order from you again for all my trailer or ramp needs again.
Thank you for a great product.


Great product, well built, and shipped as requested. Some say when we we arrive, we have made it to our destination...We say when we arrive, our destination is yet to be determined. Moon Walker ( our jeep) has a new bridle.

Without question the best product for this application as of this date on the market period!
SM - 05/28/2018


This has got to be the best high rise tow adapter on the market. It is well made with quality materials, excellent craftsmanship and comes backed with excellent customer service. I installed this lift on my Kawasaki Mule a year ago and have never taken it off. I use it to raise a log holding unit for cutting firewood. Needless to say, it gets some rough handling. It's all good and I couldn't be happier. Heavy duty is an understatement...

After a over a year of use, I still couldnt be happier. Im going to put the high rise lift to work this afternoon. My Kawasakit Mule is going to wear out long before the lift, and my mule is tough as...nails, a mule, twisted steel. Lets just say this is a great high rise adapter. And customer service is crazy good. etrailer is wonderful! Happy New Year.
T B - 12/30/2021


I like the way the item you are looking at has ALL the information you need. Makes it easy to find exactly what you need on the web site. You can also call their number to get help in acquiring the correct item for your situation.


Fantastic service..3 day delivered from MO. to WA. Product was reasonable priced and manufactured to last a life time. The product Fits like a glove .. The go to place for service and value Would highly recommend


I needed to lower my ebike carrier when using it on my motorhome. This 10" hitch adapter makes it much easier to load/unload the bikes.
The price was competitive and the delivery was quick. I'm very happy with my purchase.


Etrailer comes through again. Excellent as always!


Great heavy duty adapter. Excellent qua ity.


Great product! Just what I needed for the extension support for my UTV. It raises the level to meet the bed.


Very impressed on the design and craftsmanship. This worked perfect for me!!!


Works great, perfect height I needed. Love it.


Such a solid construction and extremely heavy for its size. It exceeded my expectations.


The product arrived in just a couple of days after I ordered it. It is very well built as I expected from Blue Ox. It fit our motorhome's receiver perfectly and allows our GMC Canyon to be towed with the tow bar level.

We are still very pleased with our Blue OX products. We towed our Canyon to Texas, Alabama and back to Michigan last winter with no problems
Jeff F - 10/30/2020


I was completely happy with finding what I needed on the website at the best price/value anywhere else on the internet. To top it off, the item arrived one day earlier than scheduled. I highly recommend


The response was great. The factory was back ordered but e-trailer had what I needed in stock. Delivery was on time as promised. Great experience.


Shipping was extremely fast and well ap preciated


I have ordered several items from etrailer and have never need disappointed. Fast shipping and great products


Great service! My contact, Barry did an awesome job of getting my part shipped ASAP and he had a fantastic while professional personality. I will be a future customer for sure. Thanks etrailer!


Great product …. Delivered promptly!


Not much exciting I can say about a big, heavy piece of steel, but this is another example of typical Blue Ox quality. Very well built with clean welds and good finish work.
etrailer came through again too with prompt delivery and excellent communications.

Doug B - 03/18/2018


The Blue Ox 10" rise/drop trailer hitch I order from appears to be of the highest quality. I had hoped to find a dual-receiver hitch with a 10" rise/drop, but it appeared that the maximum available rise/drop in a dual-receiver hitch is about 4".


Fast and efficient service. Exactly as described.

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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Accessories and Parts

  • What is Tongue Weight Capacity on Blue Ox High-Low Adapter # BX88132
    I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox regarding the High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars # BX88132 referenced in your question. He stated that this high-low adapter has a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds and a towing weight maximum of 5,000 pounds. This adapter will provide you with either a 10 inch rise or a 10 inch drop and can be used when flat towing a vehicle in order to make the tow bar level. Please note that this adapter should not be used to tow a trailer. I have attached a short...
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  • Distance from Pin Hole of Blue Ox High Low Adapter BX88132 to Rear of Shank
    The distance from the hitch pin hole the end of the shank of the Blue Ox High Low Adapter part # BX88132 is 3 inches.
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  • Distance From Pin Hole To Back of Upright on Blue Ox 10" High-Low Adapter
    In regards to the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars part # BX88132, the distance from the center of the hitch pin to the back of the upright is 7-3/4".
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  • High Low Adapter Recommendation for 2014 Honda CRV Towed by RV with 28 inch Tall Hitch
    The bracket height for the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2258 which is a fit for your 2014 Honda CR-V will be 15-1/2 inches when installed. That means you would need the high low adapter part # BX88132 since you are a difference of 12-1/2 inches and 2-1/2 inches is within the safe range.
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  • Is High-Low Adapter Available For Towing Jeep That Is 14 To 15 Inches Higher Than RV Hitch
    You are correct that the adapter we offer for tow bars with the most rise is 10 inches. That is the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter, part # BX88132. When flat towing you need to keep the tow bar as level as you can with a tolerance of 3 inches. Since you said you have 14 to 15 inches of difference we do not have a high-low adapter that would keep you within the 3 inches. I have attached a helpful article that explains flat-towing you can check out.
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  • How To Pick Out the Correct Drop Adapter for Flat-Towing
    In order to find the correct high-low adapter for flat-towing you need to measure from the ground to the center of the receiver tube on the motorhome and then from the ground to the center of the base plate connection on the vehicle. The high-low adapter will need to make these two measurements within at least 3" of one another. If you measured correctly, the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars part # BX88132 would put you within range. I have attached a full list of options below as...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement to Increase Ground Clearance of 2010 Honda Odyssey with Cargo Carrier
    High low adapters really aren't ideal for adding ground clearance as they end up cutting the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by 50 percent and they end up adding quite a bit of length to the carrier as well. Best solution would be rear suspension enhancement for your 2010 Honda Odyssey to help reduce sag when carrying the carrier to improve the ground clearance. The Air Lift kit part # AL60815 fits your vehicle and will give you the ability to add air to bags and increase the...
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  • Ball Mount Built-in Receiver that Will Raise the height of a Cargo Carrier for More Ground Clearance
    Generally high-low adapters are for tow bar use only to flat tow a vehicle behind another vehicle. Sometimes they are rated for use with accessories but not normally for towing a trailer. What I recommend is the multi-purpose ball mount # D210. The receiver will give you extra height and it can be used to tow a trailer at the same time. The receiver option has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds and the unit as a whole has a tongue weight capacity of 750 pounds. This means that the...
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  • High-Low Hitch Adapter Compatibility with Winch on 1999 Tahoe with Front Hitch Receiver
    The Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 10" Rise/Drop - 11-1/2" Long # BX88132 is designed for use with a tow bar. Using a winch would put additional torque on the adapter and the receiver that it isn't rated for or warrantied for. It would work fine for a 5,000 lb line pull that was fairly straight from the receiver. Beyond that it would work, but you would want to consider the torque on your hitch. It may be a better option to simply use a plate like the Curt Trailer...
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  • How To Fix Ground Clearance Issues with Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier
    I have a solution for you, but you're correct that the Blue Ox # BX88132 is not designed for hitch mounted accessories like your cargo carrier. The only available solution that will allow you to carry up to 500-lbs is the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers # D210, which will add 7-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole on your vehicle's receiver to the center of the hitch pin hole on the accessory receiver on the Curt D210. Unlike most...
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  • High Rise Cargo Carrier Solution for Ground Clearance
    We don't have any great hitch adapter solutions that you could use to add additional rise to the hitch setup you are using to carry your hitch mounted cargo carrier. Doing so adds quite a bit of movement to the hitch setup and cuts the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. So your best option is to go with a cargo carrier that has a higher rise built into the shank. The enclosed cargo carrier that currently has the highest rise in the shank is the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2205 which...
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  • High/Low Hitch Adapter for Tow Bar Use
    A tow bar will ideally be dead-level when connected at both the RV and toad but it is permissible for either end of the bar to be up to 3-inches above or below level, but no more than that. In your case a high/low hitch adapter with 8-inches of drop will get you in the ballpark but one with 10-inches of drop will be better, such as Blue Ox # BX88132. We do not offer any high/low hitch adpaters with your required drop that also have a second receiver to allow use of a hitch-mounted accessory...
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  • Highest Amount of Rise for a High/Low Hitch Adapter for Use with Tow Bar
    When using a tow bar to pull your modified 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited you will need a high/low adapter to reduce the height difference between it and the RV. The greatest amount of rise available comes from the two items shown on the linked page, Roadmaster # RM-048-10 and Blue Ox # BX88132. There is no adapter with 15-inches of rise. Generally tow bar makers recommend no more than 3-inches above or below level for either end of the tow bar, so you may need to re-position your D-rings...
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  • High Low Adapter to Flat Tow Jeep Wrangler That Sits 10 inches Higher than RV Hitch
    Yes you do need a high-low adapter to level out your tow bar so that you can safely tow your Jeep. Since you have a 10 inch height difference the adapter you'd want is the part # BX88132. I also attached a help article on these adapters as well.
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  • Why Isn't Patriot Hitches PH54FR Drop Hitch Adapter Rated for Flat Towing
    The reason is pretty simple. The Blue Ox # BX88132 is specifically designed for flat towing and has been rigorously tested for that purpose. The Patriot Hitch # PH54FR adjustable drop receiver adapter has NOT been tested for flat towing a vehicle, therefore Patriot Hitch can't recommend using the product for that purpose as they don't know how their product would preform in that application. I've liked to product videos for both items mentioned above.
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  • High/Low Adapter for Kayak Carrier on 5th Wheel
    Blue Ox states that their high/low adapters such as the # BX88132 you'd looked at should only be used for flat towing a vehicle, and not for a situation where tongue weight would be applied such as towing a trailer or using a hitch mounted accessory like your kayak carrier. This being said, Roadmaster high/low adapters such as their # RM-048-10 ARE designed to handle a limited amount of tongue weight and would be able to handle the combined weight of your kayak carrier and the kayaks....
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  • High-Low Adapter That Can Work With The Yakima EXO Swing Away Storage System
    Yes! We have a large variety of high-low adapters like the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars # BX88132 which has 10" of rise/drop. Any of our high-low adapters will work great with the Yakima EXO Swing Away Storage System w/ Enclosed Carrier # Y44ZR. However, using an any adapter will cut your hitches capacity in half so that is also something to keep in mind. Finally, if you let me know what height you'd like the adapter to be, I'd be more than happy to see what we have for you.
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  • Can Two High-Low Adapter be Used to Achieve Needed Rise or Drop
    To achieve a 10 inch drop to keep your tow bar within the "Safe Zone" (3 inches above or below level) I definitely recommend going with a single high-low adapter that features the full 10 inch drop. The potential issue with using 2 adapters like you mentioned is that it's going to cause an awful lot of movement at the connection point which may lead to failure down the line. With a flat towing setup using 2 adapters like this isn't as much of a concern compared to with a hitch mounted...
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  • Why Cant the Blue Ox 88132 Be Used for Towing a Trailer
    Flat towing is the towing of a vehicle behind a motor home, and the Blue Ox # BX88132 is designed for that and not to handle the tongue weight of a trailer. If you need to tow a trailer and have a ball mount with a rise/drop that extreme your best bet is to use something like the Flash E Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 11" Rise # FA42-00-2900, which can be adjusted to fit your needs and used in either a rise or a drop. This ball mount comes with 2" and...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2008 Mini Cooper Convertible
    Step 1 when considering flat towing any vehicle is confirming in the owner's manual that it can be flat towed and any steps required to make it ready for this procedure. The Mini with manual transmission is the preferred version for towing but the automatic transmission models can be towed so long as they have the Steptronic feature. I suggest checking your owner's manual; the information I found was contained in an online edition on pages 147-148. Flat towing requires a few components...
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  • Parts Needed to Equip 2015 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD for Flat Towing Behind Motorhome
    To flat tow a vehicle behind a motorhome, safely and legally, requires a few components. These include a tow bar, high/low hitch adapter, safety cables, a lighting/wiring solution of one kind or another, and base plates and a braking system for the towed car. Each of these is discussed in the linked article on the basics of flat towing, and the other two articles deal with hitch adapters and braking systems specifically. A review of these resources is a great place to start. I can offer...
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  • Adding a Hitch Adapter to my Front Mount Hitch for my Motorcycle Carrier
    It is possible to do this as long as you stay within the weight limits but using the Blue Ox part # BX88132 is not allowed it is specifically designed for flat towing and has no tongue weight rating. Instead the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter - 2" Hitches - 10-1/4" Rise/Drop part # RM-048-10 is designed for uses similar to this and will offer a tongue weight rating of 400 lbs. So as long as your carrier and bike weigh less than that you are in good shape. Also please note that when using...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank or Ball Mount with 6 Inches of Drop to Tow Trailer Level
    It sounds like the trailer has a weight distribution system. You would just need a weight distribution shank that offers more drop such as # C17123 for a 2 inch hitch receiver or # EQ90-02-4900 for a 2-1/2 inch hitch. If the trailer does not have weight distribution then you will just need a ball mount that has the proper amount of drop or an adjustable ball mount. For a fixed ball mount with 6 inches of drop for a 2 inch hitch you can use # 4282. For a 2-1/2 inch hitch you can use cushioned...
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  • Dual Receiver Adapter for Use with Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar BX7380 and Hitch Bike Rack
    Any tow bar, such as the excellent Blue Ox Alpha # BX7380, used to flat tow a vehicle like your 1995 Wrangler should be level or nearly so in order to operate best. Tow bars can be up to 3-inches higher or lower than dead-level on either end, strictly speaking, but they all will work better (less binding of the telescoping arms) when they are level. We offer high-low hitch adapters like # RM-076 and # BX88132, shown on the linked page and reviewed in detail in the linked article, that...
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