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Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver (Class II Only)

Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver (Class II Only)

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Both 2" and 1-1/4" cargo carriers or bike racks can be used with your 1-1/4" hitch receiver with this adapter. Simple design makes it a snap to use. Much more economical solution than having to buy two bike racks or cargo carriers. 1-800-940-8924 to order Tow Ready hitch adapters part number 80303 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver (Class II Only). Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Tow Ready Hitch Adapters - 80303

  • Hitch Expander
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 6 Inch Extension
  • 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Tow Ready

Both 2" and 1-1/4" cargo carriers or bike racks can be used with your 1-1/4" hitch receiver with this adapter. Simple design makes it a snap to use. Much more economical solution than having to buy two bike racks or cargo carriers.


Features:

  • Convert any Class II 1-1/4" receiver to a 2" receiver
    • Will not fit Class I 1-1/4" receiver
  • Has black painted finish
  • Measures 6" long from pin hole to pin hole
  • Maximum Tongue Weight - 50 percent of the tongue weight shown on the rating sticker of your trailer hitch
  • Note: shank of hitch accessory (bike rack, etc.) cannot be more than 2-3/4" long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the shank (end that slides into the hitch)
  • Requires hitch pins and clips, sold separately
    • Requires 5/8" pin for 2" receiver (PC3)
    • Requires 1/2" pin for 1-1/4" receiver (PC2)


This adapter allows you to use your current hitch accessories in either a 2" or an 1-1/4" receiver hitch.

Note: This adapter is not to be used for towing.



Product Detail

80303 Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver (Class II Only)




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Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver (Class II Only) - 80303

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (88 Customer Reviews)

Both 2" and 1-1/4" cargo carriers or bike racks can be used with your 1-1/4" hitch receiver with this adapter. Simple design makes it a snap to use. Much more economical solution than having to buy two bike racks or cargo carriers.

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This adapter allows us to use a bike rack we have across all our cars. It is perfect for light duty applications, easy to use and it can be stored in the trunk until you need it. I would definitely recommend it.



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I was concerned that the adapter might not fit on my 2023 Toyota Venza, LE, but it fits just fine. So, the notice that the adapter will not fit a class one hitch does not apply to the Venza, even though the Venza specifications indicates it is a class one hitch.



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I ordered a hitch and adaptor and it came in 2 days rather then 3 as estimated. I gave me an extra day to install ot before our vacation. It fit perfect! the installation kit and directions made the job easy peasy. was very pleased



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shipped promptly. Good product. Good Co mpanys



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Good product to upsize the receiver for Kuat bike carrier.



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I had to file some weld slug on 2 inch receiver. No big deal, but I had to touch up the paint.



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Etrailer is by far the best place to get the stuff you need for towing! I will never go through any other company for the stuff I need!



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Haven't used it yet but assume it will do the job. Need it to install 2" receiver hitch bike rack on my Subaru which only has the 1.25" receiver.

David

7/4/2020

Does the job as advertised. Happy with this purchase.



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Little loose but works as expected than ks



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We have been purchasing parts from etrailer for years and have always had nothing short of great customer service and have no plans to do anything different. Keep up the great service



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With each order, it was shipped quickly and efficiently! I ordered one part wrong, return was easy and the part I needed was shipped quickly. Highly recommend etrailer.com for all of your needs.



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Perfect fit for the car. etrailer.com knows their stuff and never disappoints. They also recommend the associated pins for this converter and both worked exactly as expected. I have purchased every hitch, component, part, converter, etc. from them since about 2005 and used their site as an invaluable reference for installation. They never fail. Love this site.



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Ordered a hitch for my mazda3. I already had a hitch mount bike rack I was using on another vehicle but needed an adapter to use in the new rack. Ordered the rack and adapter. Within an hour I get an email and phone call from Michelle saying I ordered an adapter that would not work with the hitch I got. She said she would correct the order and get the correct parts out immediately. Within a few days I had the hitch and correct adapter delivered to my house. Customer service like this is second to none. Can’t believe how in tune they are at going beyond what you would expect from an online company. A++++ all around. Highly recommend



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Works well for my bike rack on a small car. My bike rack is made for the 2" receiver on my RV. This way, I only have to have one bike rack that works for 2 vehicles



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The product is well made and fit was good. The looseness of the fit was good to fit different types of locking pins but not too loose to make a loud rattling noise.



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I found exactly what I wanted and the experience was awesome.



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Works Great Thanks for the professional help



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Over the years I have been very happy withmy purchases from etrailer in general. This little adapter is another good purchase. I bought this one over the other offered because the finish is better. I believe the quality welding and smooth finish will help keep the corrosion at bay for a bit longer and it looks nicer. I appreciate etrailer.com putting forth the effort to provide good pictures for comparison and to ensure the overall dimensions are going to work.



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Excellent tool for conversion. It also adds clearance between the end of the receiver and my bumper, a requirement for my car and bike rack.



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HO HUM part. Nothing exciting to say
about an adapter.Work exactly as advertised. Nice black shiny color. BAM"Black Adapters Matter"!



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Everything I expected. Great product.



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I bought this in case I wanted a hitch attachment that needed the 2" receiver. It is a sturdy piece which should be very reliable.



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What I need to make the conversion to my new Kuat bike rack



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Fit perfectly to allow me to carry my bicycle rack.



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We received our hitch very quickly. Unfortunately it didn't fit. We've been going thru trying to get a return sticker since last Tuesday...and this is Saturday. We've called them 6 times. The last 3 were not returned.
We are not happy campers.


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