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B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2"

B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2"

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This adapter sleeve with pinched ends lets you use 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" hitch receiver and stops when flush and holes are aligned. E-coat and black powder coat finishes resist corrosion. Call 800-298-1624 to order B and W hitch adapters part number BWRHXA2182 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2". Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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B and W Hitch Adapters - BWRHXA2182

  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • No Extension
  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • B and W

This adapter sleeve with pinched ends lets you use 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" hitch receiver and stops when flush and holes are aligned. E-coat and black powder coat finishes resist corrosion.


Features:

  • Adapter reduces a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hitch receiver opening to 2" x 2"
    • Lets you use 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories, like a bike rack or cargo carrier
  • Easy to use - slides directly into your hitch or onto the shank of your accessory
  • Pinched ends prevent the adapter from sliding too far into your hitch receiver
    • Keeps pin holes lined up while you insert accessory
  • E-coat and black powder coat finishes resist corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 5-3/4" long x 2-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" tall
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


B and W Hitch Reducer Adapter with Pinched Ends

Avoid the nuisance of having an adapter slide all the way into your receiver. The pinched ends on this reducer sleeve keep the adapter in place while you insert your bike rack or other accessory into your hitch. This ensures that the pin holes on the adapter line up with those on your hitch receiver and on your accessory.


B and W Reducer Sleeve Hitch Adapter Pin Holes


Two sets of pin holes allow for a custom fit for most factory and aftermarket hitches. Simply adjust the orientation of the pinched ends so that the pin holes line up with your receiver tube pin holes. For Ram and Ford factory hitches and Draw-Tite aftermarket hitches, insert the reducer sleeve so that the pinched ends face out to the sides. For GM factory hitches and Curt aftermarket hitches insert the sleeve so that the ends are positioned on the top and bottom of your receiver.

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Customer Reviews

B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" - BWRHXA2182

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (135 Customer Reviews)

This adapter sleeve with pinched ends lets you use 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" hitch receiver and stops when flush and holes are aligned. E-coat and black powder coat finishes resist corrosion.

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I will highly recommend etrailer.com to my friends and colleagues. My F250 has a 2.5" hitch receiver. I have a B&W adjustable hitch, so I looked into ETRAILER.COM for a 2.5" to 2" sleeve. I needed this because I had a 2" Sports Logo receiver cover. ** Ordering was easy. It shipped the same day, and actually arrived a day early. **** The reducer fits perfectly, and the pin holes line up correctly. The reducer has a second set of holes .5" further down, so should work with most hitch receivers.



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I think this is going to work fine and research before I bought it indicated it was the best. The only problem is that the paint on the product is keeping me from inserting it into the receiver. I am hoping I will only have to take it off the lip on the preceding edge. I will try to grind it. If I have to remove it off the entire outside of the product, that will be a bummer. It fits over the hitch ball unit very well. If I can ultimately get it into the receiver I will be extremely happy.



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2016 F250 would not fit into receiver u ntil


Comments
You mentioned that the reducer did not fit info the receiver and I wanted to ask how far off is it from fitting? Would you be able to send a picture?
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/23/2022


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The adaptor is perfect! Fits as expected. Thank you so much for the quick response to my problem. We will definitely be dealing with etrailer again in the future. If you have a hard copy catalog, please send one to me. Thanks again



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A perfect fit for my 2019 F-250. Arrived in good condition and as scheduled.



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Great product, fit and American made….. Way nicer then the cheaper ones. The reducer slides right in for perfect pin alignment. Great effort and service by etrailer to get this product to me on time.



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Fit perfect. Everything I get from etrailer works perfectly.



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Does the job, but the inside of the sleeve is a bit oversized, leading to rattle. Costly for a piece of steel tube with some holes in it. I opted to pay more because it's USA made, but next time I'd buy one of the imported options etrailer has and save the money.


Comments
Thank you for your review. It sounds like you need an anti-rattle device. I will attach one: Item # RM-062.
Sierra K - 04/19/2021


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Perfect fit for my ram truck. Quality product. Heavy duty. Very pleased with my purchase.



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i like that it has two different sets of holes. not all truck hitch receivers have the same spacing.



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Fits perfectly and saves time and work



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Fit my 2019 Ram 2500 perfect



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Sleeve does not fit.


Comments
This reducer comes with pinched sides that fit a certain way depending on which hitch you have. For Ram and Ford factory hitches and Draw-Tite aftermarket hitches, the reducer sleeve so that the pinched ends face out to the sides. However, for GM factory hitches, Curt aftermarket hitches and B&W hitches, the sleeve so that the ends are positioned on the top and bottom of your receiver.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/20/2021


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I have a 2019 F350 with a 3" receiver. Ford provides a 3" to 2.5" reducer adapter for the receiver, however they no longer provide the 2.5" to 2" reducer. This B&W receiver adapter is of excellent quality. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the set of pin holes intended for Ford don't quite line up. The set of pin holes for GM hitches work, the adapter is just extended a little. I plan to grind the holes intended for Ford hitches the 1/16 of an inch required to get the pin holes to align. Also, very happy with etrailer. Even for an item as simple as this they provide detailed information about the product. They kept me informed of the order/shipping cycle and even got the item to me quicker than first promised.



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Sleeve work great in my super duty hitch receiver. Used it all last year with zero issues.



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it doesnt fit and stuck and didnt go thru and I think the paint is too thick to allow black tube to go through smoothly


Comments
Sometimes it is possible that the powder coat is too thick in places on reducers and ball mounts. It will need filed down, then repainted with anti-corrosive paint. I will send a note to Customer Service to reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/27/2021


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was out of stock but as soon as it came into stock it shipped same day and I received it in 3 days, B&W is what I use and a perfect fit as expected



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Haven't used it yet but it fits well



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Just a great company overall period!



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Nice sleeve reducer. Fits my F-250 hitch well with very little slop. I like that it has a lip on it so it is easy to put the pin into it. As always, excellent customer service from etrailer.



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fits good and works like it supposed to, thanks



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Just what I needed! Perfect fit for my 2017 Ford F250 SD. The adapter slides in all the way to the flared stops and the pin holes align perfectly. It makes getting my hitch stinger inserted and pinned very easy. I'd give six stars if I could!



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Lost my hitch sleeve, my error. E Trailer had the replacement sleeve I needed arrived within a week, can go fishing tomorrow. I'm happy.



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It fits great and it does what it suppose to do.



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Fit my 2019 F250 just fine. no raddle. my 2 inch hitch has a nice tight fit. Shipping took a few days. Pleasant experience. Now I'm going to order a truck bed cover.


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    The B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # BWRHXA2182 that you referenced does not have a flange that goes around the end of the hitch tube like the factory sleeve adapter has. We don't have any options for hitch reducers that do have the flange either. I attached a picture that shows what this looks like when installed as well.
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  • Recommended 2-1/2" to 2" Hitch Reducer for Ford F-250
    Yes, we do offer 2-1/2" to 2" trailer hitch reducers like the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve part # BWRHXA2182 which is what I recommend. That said, they all have some play so if you are trying to get rid of this completely a dedicated 2-1/2" shank would be the best option. If you can let me know the application I may be able to assist with this.
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    The hitch reducer sleeve I strongly recommend for the 2-1/2" hitch on your 2019 Ford F-250 is the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # BWRHXA2182 because it has two sets of pin holes to allow for a more custom fit on your Ford hitch. If your F-250 has a Ford factory hitch or Draw-Tite hitch, insert the reducer sleeve so the pinched ends face the sides; if you have a Curt aftermarket hitch, insert the sleeve so that the ends are positioned on the top and bottom of your receiver. That sleeve...
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    This is simple fix. You'll just need a hitch reducer that will shim the 2-1/2 inch receiver down to 2 inches. I'd recommend using part # BWRHXA2182 from B&W. What I really like about this reducer are the pinches placed in the end of the adapter that ensures the adapter won't slide into the 2-1/2 inch receiver so far that the hitch pin holes won't line up.
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  • Does the B&W Receiver Reducer Sleeve Reduce the Tongue Weight and Towing Capacity
    The short answer to this question is- No. The B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # BWRHXA2182 does not reduce the tongue weight or towing capacity of your hitch in the same manner that a hitch adapter like the # HTAD would. You will still be able to tow and carry the full capacity that your vehicle and hitch are rated at. While it is rated for towing, you would still be best served by using a ball mount for a 2-1/2" receiver since those are often rated properly for towing applications...
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    The answer is actually pretty simple, because using any type of hitch adapter, including a hitch extender, reduces the capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent, and that includes both the towing capacity and the tongue weight capacity. I am not certain what the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 is, but using the Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 14" Long # C45795 or the Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796 will reduce that...
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