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B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2"

B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2"

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This sturdy steel hitch from B&W is designed to fit your heavy-duty towing needs. Safety chain loops are built in and an electrical bracket is included for mounting your 7-way trailer connector (sold separately). Powder coat finish resists rust. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from B and W. B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" part number BWHDRH25217 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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B and W Trailer Hitch - BWHDRH25217

  • Class V
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • B and W
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 1600 lbs TW
  • 16000 lbs WD GTW
  • 1600 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This sturdy steel hitch from B&W is designed to fit your heavy-duty towing needs. Safety chain loops are built in and an electrical bracket is included for mounting your 7-way trailer connector (sold separately). Powder coat finish resists rust.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer with your vehicle
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Interlocking, 3-piece design
    • Grade 8 mounting hardware and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • High-gloss, black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Safety chain loops built into heavy-duty steel gusset
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Electrical bracket for 7-way trailer connector included
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 16,000 lbs
  • Mounting plate dimensions: 5-1/4" tall x 5" wide
  • Mounting holes: 1-3/4" apart on center
  • Shank length: 9"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to mounting plate: 6-1/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

HDRH25217 B and W Heavy-Duty Class 5 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details BWHDRH25217 Installation instructions

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B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" - BWHDRH25217

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (50 Customer Reviews)

This sturdy steel hitch from B&W is designed to fit your heavy-duty towing needs. Safety chain loops are built in and an electrical bracket is included for mounting your 7-way trailer connector (sold separately). Powder coat finish resists rust.


Hitch works just about flawlessly. The only con is the safety chain holes. They could be about 1/4" larger. I have a hard time getting my chain hooks with safety latches on and off. I have to force the safety latch to open because they get caught on the hitch.


Installation was quick and easy, it did come missing the self tapping sheet metal screws and two of the spacers. Haven’t used the hitch yet.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/31/2022

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

This item rocks. Replaced my Class 3 hitch on my 2005 Silverado. Easy install, easily allows me to pull my 7,600 lb boat and tri-axle trailer. Nice unit, and I highly recommend to anyone wanting to upgrade their stock GM hitch.

Hitch is still performing great! Have made many tows with other trailers [rental trailer], rental equipment, etc Not one issue! I tow with great confidence.
Allen A - 03/15/2018


Great product, installs exactly how it says it does, however the weight of the product online is slightly misleading (weight on strainer and on B&W) it weighs around 110lbs it is not possible for one person to install alone. GREAT PRODUCT

Jared M - 07/30/2020


The receiver is great. Chelsie and Caroline are very good at their job and extremely helpful.
I ordered my part thru etrailer because it heard good things and the delivery time was what I needed. But…. Somehow my delivery was messed up due to UPS saying they needed COD ( besides the fact that they tried to deliver the part to the wrong address on the original delivery date )
Long story short UPS was saying that they needed etrailer to send them a manuscript to show the shipping was paid and to confirm who the sender was and the receiver was and the correct addresses for each .
I’m not going to place the blame solely upon etrailer or UPS, but whoever was at fault for the screw up, but delivery dates are as important to the buyer as the sales are to the seller, and sometimes the selling point.
I want to thank Chelsie and Caroline for being so kind and the help they gave me. I give them 5 Stars


It's a great hitch. It was an easy install. The chain clip holes are a little difficult to get the safety chain clips into.


Excellent and well built product. Easy to install in my driveway and by my 68 year old self without jacks or lifts. It’s heavy but that bad. If you lower the spare tire, it can be used as a base to lay the receiver on. The only difficulty I had was modifying the hanger brackets for my custom exhaust which used the same frame holes as the receiver.
Instruction were clear and listed all the tools you will need. Torque wrench can be rented from any auto parts store for free. Having a 1/2” battery powered impact helps remove the old receiver bolts.

2008 GMC Sierra

I just received my B&W hitch. Very fast shipping and It was easy and quick to install. I have bought from etrailer before and I will order again.

Fit great and is working good, fir better than the OEM hitch and I would buy again.
Kevin B - 07/28/2021

2007 GMC Sierra Classic

I received a hitch for a 1500 truck not a 2500. I don’t think it showed the description very well of what it would fit. I will be returning it.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you. The hitch that would fit a 2007 2500 GMC Sierra 6.5 bed with a factory bumper would be part # BWHDRH25182
B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2"
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/03/2022


Fit perfect and works great.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

Fits as it should comes with all necessary hardware only thing is if you have after market exhaust you may have to cut it off and route it a different way. Other than that I'm pulling a 28 foot travel trailer with a short wide chevy with weight distribution,pulled great.

Ram 4500

After the factory hitch rotted out I replaced it with the B&W Class 5. It was an easy install and the hitch has held up well. I only tow a 4500 lb camper but I definetly fee better having the Class 5 B&W.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

I bought this hitch to replace the factory hitch on my 2018 Silverado 1500. the factory hitch was rater at 1200lbs tongue weight and 12,000lbs towing capacity. My Airstream trailer has a tongue weight of 1160lbs loaded. This new hitch is rated at 1600lbs tongue weight, and 16,000lbs towing capacity. this made me much more comfortable on a 9,000 mile trip immediately after the installation.
the install was very easy. removing the old hitch and installing the new one in about 1 hour total time at home. Excellent fit and finish on this product. Thanks etrailer.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

If I could give this more than 5 stars I would.
I own a 2010 Silverado 1500 LTZ with Z71 tow package and tow a 20 foot enclosed trailer that's a workshop. The original class III hitch hasn't let me down but I can very easily, and often do run right at the tongue weight limit while using an Equalizer weight distribution hitch. Since the front of the trailer has all the cabinets, tools, and 400ah worth of lead acid batteries, having 1200 pounds tongue weight is almost unavoidable even with my generator stored toward the back. Before something goes terribly wrong, I decided the factory hitch had to go.

Both the B&W and the Reese class V with 2 inch receiver had the specs I was looking for but ultimately I knew the Reese was a complete overkill, plus I prefer the more hidden appearance of the B&W. The box arrived and it looked simple enough but I didn't fully appreciate it until I removed the original hitch. I simply cannot convey how pitiful the stock class III hitch is in comparison to the B&W. My initial thought was that I couldn't believe this hitch survived this long without bending and twisting the round hollow tube that spans the mounts. I have foolishly trusted it with far more weight than I should everytime I tow.
The B&W is puts it to shame and easily weighs twice as much. The side mounting plates are probably 3x as thick, receiver opening far longer and cross member is so brutally strong I actually feel like my truck frame would distort before this hitch would fail.

Peace of mind, plenty of strength to spare and fit my truck without any interference or clearence issues. All this and its completely inconspicuous. I think it's more hidden than the stock hitch due to its design. If I ever sold the truck I'd take this off and keep it.

In every way it exceeded my expectations. The price was unbeatable and etrailer provided free shipping! If you

2017 Chevrolet Silverado

I purchased this hitch to replace the factory installed hitch on my 2017 Silverado. I needed a hitch with a higher tongue weight rating. This new B&W hitch was shipped promptly and arrived in perfect condition. Installation was simple and straight forward. The construction of the hitch is outstanding, with heavy gauge steel reinforcing gussets and beefy continuous welds. This is exactly what I was shopping for and is a tremendous improvement over my original factory hitch. I will be towing a Forest River Surveyor 251RKS with a gross weight of approx. 7,000 pounds and a tongue weight of about 1,200 pounds.

Chevrolet Silverado

I have had this hitch receiver for over a year and have pulled some pretty hefty loads without any problems. It lined up perfectly for mounting on a extended cab, 8 foot bed Silverado. Item is well built from quality material and has some weight to it. Installing was easy especially if you have another set of hands to help you. I have no complaints.

I no longer have the vehicle or the hitch but, I have no complaints with this product. I towed many heavy loads without issue when I did have it.
Gary - 02/18/2019

2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Actual component parts were nice, with good fit and nice finish; welds were nice. Hardware was complete. Would have preferred it to be fully welded rather than bolt together. It is rated higher than the factory hitch, but doesn’t seem to be built substantially better. The four smallest square washers for attachment bolts to frame were drilled off center. The mounting bolts were smaller than factory hardware, their grade might be higher though.


B&W Heavy Duty Trailer hitch is great! Would recommend to anyone i know! Thanks again!

2015 GMC Sierra 1500

Product arrived on time. The box was beat and the hitch did have some damage to the paint and it had some hardware missing (hardware bag was damaged and some hardware fell out of the bag).

This has nothing to do with etrailer or B&W...the complaint would be more toward UPS.

Overall, really happy with the product.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Fit great, much stronger than original equipment hitch. Absolutely as described. Would not hesitate to purchase it again. Great group to work with ( No messing around. You get exactly as ordered. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

Hitch fits and works great. Excellent price AND free shipping to boot. Good thing because this hitch is heavy duty. Tech support was also helpful when I needed them.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Works great

2000 Chevrolet Silverado

Great Hitch! Bolted right up to my 2000 Silverado 2500 long bed perfectly... Replaced the class 3 factory hitch that was about to break off!

1999 Chevrolet Silverado

This Hitch fit Perfectly.

No problems
Carl H - 08/11/2015

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Received hitch in allotted time and it fit perfectly. Installation was as stated and only took about 30 minutes. Very satisfied with product and transaction.

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See what our Experts say about this B and W Trailer Hitch

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Yes, the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver part # BWHDRH25217 will fit your 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. I was able to confirm with my contact at B&W and the install instructions that this trailer hitch will fit a 2008-2018 Chevrolet/GMC 1500 light duty truck with the factory bumper. I have attached an install video of this trailer hitch for you as well.
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  • Is it Normal for Spacers to Bend When Bolt Are Tightened to Specs for a Trailer Hitch Receiver
    My contact at B&W Trailer Hitches said that it is normal for the spacers to bend on hitches once they are tightened down to specifications. What you are seeing on your 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body when you installed the Class V B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver # BWHDRH25217 is normal so you won't need to worry about manufacturing your own spacers.
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  • Correct B&W Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 1500
    The only B&W trailer hitch receiver we have for your 2007 GMC Sierra New Body 1500 is the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver part # BWHDRH25217. As long as you have the standard rear bumper and not the deep 10" drop bumper then this hitch will work well for you. The B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver is a Class V hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. It comes with all hardware and everything you will need for installation. I have attached an install video of this hitch on a similar...
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  • Fit of B&W BWHDRH25217 Class V Trailer Hitch on 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500
    According to B&W, their # BWHDRH25217 Class V hitch is indeed a fit for a 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500, regardless of bed length. If you click the provided link, you can see a video showing the hitch being installed on a 2008 Silverado.
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  • Replacing Factory Trailer Hitch On A 2016 Chevrolet Silverado With A B&W Class V Heavy-Duty Model
    Yes, the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2", part # BWHDRH25217, will fit all models of your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. I have included a video of this trailer hitch being installed on a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 below.
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  • Will B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 With Factory Hitch
    Yes, the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver # BWHDRH25217 will fit as a replacement for your factory hitch as long as your 2006 Silverado 1500 has a standard factory bumper. The hitch will come with installation instructions that include the torque specs for the bolts. I have attached the written instructions along with an installation video for your reference.
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch That Fits 2015 GMC Sierra 1500
    There is a Class V trailer hitch that will fit a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500, but hitches are designed as a specific fit for years, makes and models of truck so the Curt Trailer Hitch # C15323 you referenced will not work; it does not have the correct dimensions to correctly install on this this truck. Instead, so long as your '15 Sierra 1500 has a standard factory bumper you can use the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V # BWHDRH25217. This beast of a trailer hitch...
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  • Using A Tongue Weight Scale To Haul Safely
    You always need to be hauling under the tongue weight limit of your components. As long as the downward force on the hitch doesn't exceed 940lbs you will be okay to haul but you need to check your tongue weight of your trailer. Since you already checked your tongue weight and it's over the 940lb limit you will need to either shift the load around, remove some items off the trailer or use another trailer. Keep in mind you should have about 60% of your load evenly centered over the front...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits Tight Against Bumper on a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The B&W hitch # BWHDRH25217 receiver would sit a few inches below the bumper on your 2011 Chevy Silverado. The Class V hitches for the 2011 Silverado 1500 are like that with the other option being Curt hitch # C15323, see video. Curt has a Class III hitch, # 13322, that fits up tight against the bumper. I have linked a video showing installation for you. Draw-Tite also has an option, # 75521, and I have linked a video for this hitch as well.
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  • Best Heavy Duty Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The Class V B&W trailer hitch # BWHDRH25217 would be a great option for your 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500. This hitch is rated for 16,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 1,600 pounds tongue weight. But the hitch would be limited to the towing capacity of the truck so you will want to check your owners manual for its capacity. I have included a link to a video showing installation of this hitch for you. If you also want to replace the factory 7-Way you can install # HM40975 which will provide...
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  • Class V Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 LD
    There are heavy-duty Class V trailer hitch receivers that fit your 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 LD, though the hitch you mentioned is only a fit for the 2500HD model. You need to have the standard factory bumper on your truck, and if you do, then there are two Class V hitches that fit: - B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2" # BWHDRH25217 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" # C15323 I've added links to the instructions and install videos for...
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  • Does the B&W Hitch BWHDRH25217 Fit a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500?
    Yes, the B&W Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Receiver item # BWHDRH25217 will fit your 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 with an 8 foot bed. This hitch is custom fit and bolts directly to your Sierra's frame with included hardware. I have linked an installation video below. You will also want the B&W Heavy-Duty Ball Mount - 1" Rise, 2" Drop - 8-1/2" Long - 16,000 lbs item # BWBMHD30010 and 2" ball item # A-90 or 2-5/16" ball item # BWHB94050.
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  • Can a 2006 Chevy/GMC Silverado or Sierra 1500 Tow a 19ft 1968 Forester Camper
    To determine the capacity of your 2006 Chevy/GMC Silverado or Sierra 1500 you will want to check the owners manual. Trucks can be configured in so many different ways with different motor and transmission options that the easy way to determine capacity is to check the manual. If the truck has a towing capacity greater than the gross trailer weight of the 1968 Forester Camper then you will be good to go with the proper equipment. For a Trailer hitch you can get up to a 16k capacity hitch,...
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