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Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2-1/2" Hitches - 7" Rise/Drop - 15-1/4" Long

Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2-1/2" Hitches - 7" Rise/Drop - 15-1/4" Long

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Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 7" rise or a 7" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 12,500 lbs. Pin and clip included. 1-800-940-8924 to order Blue Ox hitch adapters part number BLU53XR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2-1/2" Hitches - 7" Rise/Drop - 15-1/4" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Hitch Adapters - BLU53XR

  • High-Low Adapter
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 12500 lbs
  • 7 Inch Rise/Drop
  • Tow Bars
  • Blue Ox

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 7" rise or a 7" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 12,500 lbs. Pin and clip included.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Rise/drop: 7"
  • Receiver size: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
  • Maximum weight capacity: 12,500 lbs
  • Overall length: 15-1/4"
    • Center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole: 9-3/4"
    • Center of hitch pin hole to closest part of gusset: 3-3/4"
    • Center of hitch pin hole to end of shank: 3"
  • 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.



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Video of Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2-1/2" Hitches - 7" Rise/Drop - 15-1/4" Long

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Video Transcript for Review of Blue Ox Hitch Adapters - High-Low Adapter - BLU53XR

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're gonna take a look at the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter with a Seven Inch Rise or Seven Inch Drop for Tow Bars on a Two and a Half Inch Hitch. Now this high-low adapter allows for proper positioning of your tow bar. This'll make up for height difference between the RV's hitch and the towed vehicle's base plates. And this can be used in either the drop position, like it is in now. And that'll measure seven inches from the top of the shank to the top here.

If you flip this over and put it in the rise position, it would also give you a seven inch rise. Now the safe zone for a motor home mounted tow bar will range from three inches above level to three inches below. And car mounted models must be absolutely level. Now this part here is designed for flat towing only. You do not wanna use this to tow a trailer.

It is constructed of a nice sturdy steel. The shank right up here is a nice solid shank. It does resist rust and corrosion with this durable black powder coat finish on it. And if you notice, it does come with the pin and clip for attachment to your trailer hitch. The pin hole diameter that this pin fits into is five eighths of an inch.

This part is made in the USA. Few specs again, this is designed to fit into a two and a half inch by two and a half inch trailer hitch receiver. The receiver size it gives you up here is two and a half inch by two and a half inch. This does have a maximum weight capacity of 12,500 pounds. And the last thing, I just wanna give you some measurements on this.

So if we do the overall length, from the back here to the very front, this is gonna get you right at 15 and a quarter inches. Now the center from this hitch pinhole to the center of the hole right up here, if we go center to the center of the hole, is nine and three quarter inches. If we go from the center of this hitch pinhole to where this gusset starts right here, you can see is gonna be the center, right about three and three quarter inches. And then from the center of the hole to the end of the shank is right at three inches. But that should do it for the review on this Blue Ox High-Low Adapter with a Seven Inch Rise or Drop for Tow Bars on Two and a Half Inch Hitches..


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2-1/2" Hitches - 7" Rise/Drop - 15-1/4" Long - BLU53XR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Achieve the proper height for your tow bar setup with this drop/rise hitch adapter. Provides either a 7" rise or a 7" drop to make up the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle. Rated at 12,500 lbs. Pin and clip included.

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