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Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 18,000 lbs

Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 18,000 lbs

Item # RP45294
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Reese Pintle Hitch - RP45294

  • Pintle Mounting Plate
  • 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Mount
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • 8 Holes
  • Reese
  • Standard Shank


  • Black powder coat finish to resist rust and corrosion
  • For use in the rise or drop position
  • 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" I-beam style shank
    • Will not fit Ford Super Duty or 2015 Ram HD factory-installed trailer hitches
  • Shank length: 8-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the face of the plate
  • Mounting plate size: 7-1/4" x 5"
  • Mounting hole dimensions:
    • 1-3/4" Apart on center vertically
    • 3-3/8" Apart on center horizontally
  • Capacity: 18,000 lbs GTW | 2,000 lbs TW
  • Pin and clip sold separately
    • 5/8" hitch pin diameter

45294 Reese Titan Pintle Hook Mount for Trailer Hitches - 2-1/2"

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Video Transcript for Reese Pintle Hitch - Pintle Mounting Plate - RP45294 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Titan forged pintle hook mounting plate. This unit installs in a 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch hitch receiver and provides the mounting point for mounting a pintle hook. It secures in the hitch with a 5/8 inch diameter hitch pin and clip or hitch lock. Those items are sold separately and available at The faceplate right here is a three position mount, meaning it offers three positions for your pintle hook: position one, position two, and position three. The unit is made from a durable steel construction and features a black powder coated finish to resist rust and corrosion.

The gross trailer weight capacity for this unit is 18000 pounds. Maximum tongue weight capacity is 2000 pounds. You can use it in the drop position or you can flip it over and use it in the rise position.The shank length on the unit, what we did to get that is we took a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the front of the mounting plate, and that measures 8 1/2 inches. The mounting plate itself, going edge to edge this direction, measures five inches. And then measuring the overall height, edge to edge this direction, is 7 1/4 inches.

Now, the mount holes, going up and down, these are separated on center by 1 3/4 inches, so from the center of this one to the center of this one is 1 3/4, from this one to this one is 1 3/4, and so on. And then the hole separation side to side, that gives us a measurement of 3 3/8 inches. Now, please note, this uses an I beam style shank, and this will not fit the Ford Super Duty or 2015 Ram HD factory installed trailer hitches.That's gonna do it for today's look at the Titan forged pintle hook mounting plate.

Customer Reviews

Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 18,000 lbs - RP45294

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (51 Customer Reviews)


Very well built piece


The ball/pintle mounting plate worked very well.

I was surprised that it stuck out past the bumper so far on my 2008 Silverado 2500HD, but it was only about 4-5 inchest past where my ball usually sits with other hitches. I suppose it will work well as strong as it is to take care of anyone who choses to park to close to me in parking lots! :-)


This mounting plate is very heavy duty, and a tight fit on a 2.5" receiver - no rattling.
it is made for 5/8" bolts, not the 1/2" bolts the average 6 ton pintle hitch uses, some washers may be needed for smaller pintle hitches.


E Trailer's customer service on this order was outstanding. I ordered a pintle hitch mount on 9/20. I was then quickly notified that they did not have the specific product in stock, but they offered a comparable product that could ship out immediately. Product showed up quickly as advertised, and within the specification that is required.

I would highly recommend working with them, as their customer service and attentiveness to detail was top notch.

It is rare to find people who genuinely care that much about their customer in today's age.

I look forward to a long relationship with an outstanding company.


Let me start by saying etrailer is the best company I've ever dealt with, I ordered a pintle hook mounting plate and it was too big for my receiver I called them up and they sent me a return slip and ship me out the right size all within 7 buisness days, what great company to deal with and the staff like George J and Pat C were awesome I look forward to doing more business with etrailer in the future.
Thank you


I've bought 5 of these so far for all the new model chevy/gmc trucks. I hate using the reducers gm provides with the hitch as they are not as tight of a fit as i would like, plus my guys end up losing them when we remove/reinstall the hitch insert. So for me using the 2.5inch insert is a safety issue. Product is built tough and i'm happy to buy more in the coming years. Shipping was fast and customer service is top notch.


RuggedPerfect fit for my 2011 Silverado 2500HD. The new truck has a heavier duty receiver with the 2 1/2 inch opening. With the 18,000 lb rating of this pintle hook mount, I can safely (and legally) tow a 5 ton trailer (over 12,000 GVW). This is the most rugged and solid mount I've ever seen. I found it quite convenient that the holes have the hexagon shape on the back side. The nuts for the pintle hook fit perfectly, making it easy to install the bolts with just one wrench. Very happy.


The Reese trailer hitch was the correct one. I have added my bolt-on ball and it is use now. Very happy with the speedy delivery.


Hitch was shipped in a timely manner. It was everything I expected. This is one heavy duty hitch. It fits my 2-1/2" receiver perfectly.I have purchased from etrailer in the past and I will purchase from etrailer in the future.

Satisfied customer.


After purchasing around 3 of these over the years I Just purchased this last one and it finally fits the Ford 2.5 inch hitch looks like they finally slimed it down! I won’t have to grind this one down to fit, very happy!


A big chunk of iron, no flex with a load. Puts the trailer ball a foot from the truck allowing a 90 degree jacknlfe for loading and turning.


This is a beast of a receiver/mount. Works perfect. Love the inset sides and we have noticed that there is no more sticking so we can get it out easily which was a total pain with the old square ones. Recommend this for northern states where there is salt put on the roads in the winter.


After one year the hitch is performing well, it was very tight to install new, it is easier now that some of the paint has worn. it is a very sturdy hitch, we have bent the plate on welded models but not these!


Just as described. Fits nicely in the receiver.



All are doing great.


Solid - Fits well. Nice match for the Reese Titan hitch w/ 2-1/2" receiver - Recommended..


Awesome Product still going strong after a year of abuse on a construction Site. This hitch is a beast and never lets me down. I have them on 3 trucks and they all came from etrailer.

etrailer has the best selection and service on the web!


Appears to be good quality. I assembled it, mounted it, and have not been able to tow with it yet. I had a very good experience with the company. They were able to help me with special delivery instructions and kept me posted on the status of the shipping. The shipping was expeditious! Thank you all so much!


Great product and great customer service. Fits great in 2013 Silverado 2500HD. Thx etrailer.


Super Heavy Duty... look no further for a class V Receiver mounting plate.


Did not fit had to grind paint and some metal on all 4 corners to slide into receiver.


Everything I had hoped for excellent strong hitch, E trailer is one of the very best web retailers I have ordered from.


Had the product I needed. Fast delivery.. Had made purchases in the past and will keep buying from..... thanks etrailer... great job !!!!


It is a little longer than I thought it would be! heavy duty, tight fit, does not rattle going over bumps

Todd M.


the hitch is still as solid as the day it was installed, the paint is holding up well, still a tight fit, does not rattle, I have purchased several items from Etrailer this year, shipping is fast and customer service is excellent.


Jim S.


Good morning Patrick The pintle hitch works perfectly as advertised no issues!! Delivery and service from the trailer was phenomenal. You can either use these words above regarding the product purchase. Or when I get off work later on, I'll jump on and write a review. Have a great day


18,000 lbs it will work great.

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