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etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Hitch Accessories - 2" Hitches

etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Hitch Accessories - 2" Hitches

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Never get on your hands and knees again to install an accessory in your hitch. This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your hitch and a 2" accessory. Once installed, it doesn't need to be adjusted. 1-800-940-8924 to order etrailer hitch aligners part number e98942 or order online at Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Hitch Accessories - 2" Hitches. Hitch Aligners reviews from real customers.
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Never get on your hands and knees again to install an accessory in your hitch. This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your hitch and a 2" accessory. Once installed, it doesn't need to be adjusted.


  • Stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes of an accessory and your 2" hitch
    • Eliminates need to get on your hands and knees to align hitch pin holes
  • Easy, one-time installation on most 2" hitch-mounted accessories
    • Slide collar on shank
    • Align accessory and hitch pin holes
    • Adjust collar to meet hitch
    • Tighten down hand knobs
  • Steel construction with black powder coat finish

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This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on a hitch-mounted accessory and your 2" hitch. It's perfect for bike racks, cargo carriers, ball mounts, tow bars, or any other 2" accessory and it can be split and placed on the shank to avoid any impediments. It installs quickly and, once installed, it doesn't need further adjustment. Installing your favorite accessory in a trailer hitch receiver has never been easier.

Automatic Pin Hole Alignment

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The collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your favorite 2" accessory and a 2" trailer hitch receiver every time you install it. It prevents you from having to bend down or stick your finger into the hole to check for alignment. It also eases the burden of installing a heavy accessory, like a cargo carrier, that's hard to wiggle forward or back in small increments.

Easy, One-Time Installation

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The stop collar easily installs on most 2" accessories and once installed, it doesn't have to be adjusted - set it and forget it. To install, just slide the collar onto the accessory's 2" shank, insert the shank into your hitch, align the pin holes, slide the collar up against your hitch, and tighten down both hand knobs. If there are any impediments simply unscrew the knobs, split the collar into 2 pieces, and put it back together past the point of impediment.

e98942 etrailer Tool For Lining Up Hitch Pin Holes - 2" Hitch Mounted Accessories - Black Powder Coat

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etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for Hitch Accessories - 2" Hitches - e98942

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (1474 Customer Reviews)

Never get on your hands and knees again to install an accessory in your hitch. This stop collar automatically aligns the hitch pin holes on your hitch and a 2" accessory. Once installed, it doesn't need to be adjusted.


Simple, effective design with perfect function. Slip the collar around your hitch bar before inserting your hitch into the receiver. Pin your hitch. Butt the collar against the receiver and tighten. Thereafter, hitch-pin hole alignment is always perfect. Excellent value.

John E.


After a year of use, the hitch pin alignment collar has proved its worth. Ive used my hitch often. Pin alignment is always a breeze with this collar. Its been steadfast.


It’s the perfect mechanism for those trailer hitches that weigh as much as a railroad coupler. Put your hitch on with the pin inserted in the hole, set the hitch pin alignment collar on and you never have to push and pull that monster to get the pin aligned again. Just slide it on up to the collar and bingo your hitch pin aligned. Absolutely ingenious!

Patrick M.


This is the best solution since the invention of the hitch itself! It aligns the pin hole every time without fail.


The etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar fits perfectly on my Saris bike rack. It’s going to save time and hassle when putting the bike rack on our Honda Pilot Elite
.Customer Service at etraier is the best!!!!

Tom E.


We have now been using the etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar for a year now, and we are very pleased at how well it works! Thanks etrailer for wheat product!

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Mike L.


@TomE We're glad to hear it's working well for you!


The most difficult part of installing this trailer wiring kit was removing all of the junk I accumulated in my rear compartment to access the connector harness.

Once I did it only took like 3 minutes to completely install and put the floor back in place.

It works flawlessly, but here's a little hint - do not allow your trailer 4-pin connector to be stored outside without a rubber insulating boot on ot to prevent corrosion or wasps from making a mud nest inside it. I use aluminum foil wrapped around in and dielectric grease.

Hope this helps.


While I have yet to install the collar, it looks exactly like what I need to align the hitch as it is a struggle to get the pin through the receiver without getting on my knees and using a screwdriver to line up the holes. This should do the trick!



I would say good except I misplaced it and cant find it!


Very happy with this hitch. Arrived in perfect condition. I took it to Uhaul to get it installed, and they were also happy with it. They said it was a perfect fit for my Sportage, and they installed it in double quick time, apparently. I use the hitch to carry my 2-bike rack and I've never had a problem. Very sturdy.


Both these devices make my life a lot easier. Being older, the hitch is heavy and knowing it lines up the hitch pin perfectly on the first shot is great.



Being older this device has helped me align the hitch pin without having to keep moving the hitch. Great product. Little plastic wing on top of the screw broke off, but has not impacted the use of the unit .


The product did not fit with the Hollywood Racks Trail rider bike rack but that was an error of my own. I still intend to use this product with other towing uses.


Always thought these were unnecessary but found our hitch mount carrier so hard to lineup with the hole that I bit. Glad I did. Much simpler install with the collar in place


This device made hitching up the tow bar,and Bike rack so much easier. Once you setup the collar you never have to do it again, hitch pin alignment made easy.


The stabilizing hitch we use to pull our trailer is very heavy and this Alignment Collar has really helped take the guess work out of lining it up. No more pushing and pulling to get it just right.


The hitch pin aligner saves time wrestling my heavy weight distribution hitch. Great product!


It was easy to install after watching your you tube video. I use it for my bike rack but I got a class3 incase I do decide to tow something.


It does the job by keeping the exact alignment to the pin screw when installing my bike rack…It did come loose in the beginning once so it did not align, which means I had to readjust it and tighten the screws again.


Adds the perfect stopping point for the eBike carrier.


Putting in on my Dodge Grand Caravan hitch I had to put it on upside down as I had no clearance. However, despite that, it lines my bike rack up nicely every time. I'm very happy with it. An excellent idea.


This was very easy to install and will make installing my bike rack that much faster. Well worth the money.



This is a great “cheat” and time-saver to have this collar. Occasionally, it moves a bit, so I just need to be cognizant of retightening it as needed.


Great hitch aligner. I use it as a cargo carrier hooked to a Draw Tight Max Frame etrailer hitch/receiver. I set it once at the right distance and every time I've needed the cargo carrier it has stopped at the right point - so much easier than looking for the locking pin hole.


I purchased three of these to use on various hitches and hitch mounted accessories. I found that there was sufficient room to use two of them on the devices I purchased them for such as a powered wheel chair carrier and a bicycle carrier. Not so much with my trailer sway control hitch. So I have one sitting on my desk waiting for the next item that I struggle to get lined up. Where it fits these are super fantastic for simply sliding the hitch or tube into the correct position in the receiver. It saves having to get down on your back on the driveway or in the dirt to shimmy and shake the tube into the correct position for alignment. They easily attach and get secured into place.


The etrailer components and install guide worked perfectly. Saved me hundreds from local retailers.


Although I have not yet used it. Your hitch pin collar should do the trick to save my very old Hollywood bike rack from wobbling.


I have been completely satisfied with this hitch receiver. Works perfectly with my platform bike rack that can carry 2x 65 lb eBikes.


I like this product. Sometimes it does slip on the tow bar but is does indeed save me time and frustration 90% of the time! I would buy this item again.



It is stil workin well and saving me time.


Did not use because the bike rack had a pin on it that fit into the hitch


Works good as long as you put the trailer tongue in the receiver gently, otherwise the collar may move and will have to be readjusted.

John D.


Makes connecting my trailer to the hitch much, much easier.

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