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Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long

Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long

Item # HR26
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Use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch and extend your trailer hitch receiver opening with the same piece. Sturdy, black powder coated steel construction. 1-800-940-8924 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number HR26 or order online at Free expert support on all Brophy products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - HR26

  • Hitch Extender
  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 7 Inch Extension
  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch
  • 5000 lbs
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Trailers
  • Brophy

Use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch and extend your trailer hitch receiver opening with the same piece. Sturdy, black powder coated steel construction.


  • Lets you use 2" hitch-mounted accessories in your 2-1/2" trailer hitch
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver to reduce size from 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" to 2" x 2"
  • Extends trailer hitch receiver opening 6" out from the rear of your vehicle to avoid obstacles
    • Get extra clearance for your hitch-mounted accessories, such as bike racks or cargo carriers
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
  • Resists corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Requires hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 10,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 500 lbs
    • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,000 lbs
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Distance between hitch pin holes (center to center): 7"
  • Extends receiver an additional 7" from hitch
  • Overall length: 12"

Note: Using this extension will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by one third.

HR26 Brophy Receiver Reducer and Extender - Hitch Adapter - 2-1/2" Trailer Hitch to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long

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Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long - HR26

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (251 Customer Reviews)

Use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch and extend your trailer hitch receiver opening with the same piece. Sturdy, black powder coated steel construction.


We were looking for a solution to haul our utv when pulling our camper. This extender allowed us to leave the tailgate down and still have enough clearance to not damage the tailgate. Downside--this extender amplifies the amount of movement with the hitch. This is more than a simple hitch clamp could fix. I added several modifications to completely eliminate the hitch movement. We have taken several trips since the installation and no issues with pulling the trailer. We did have to extend the safety chains about 4 links. Overall a good product and it accomplished the goal. As always,etrailer personnel are knowledgeable, easy to deal with and have quick shipments.

Jon W.


The hitch extender is working well for us. We just finished our second season of camping with no issues.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@JonW We're glad to hear that! Keep in mind that using the reducer/extender will lower the weight capacity of your hitch by 1/3.


Lowed me to keep the tail gate down and pull my travel trailer behind without buying a very expensive system


Fast delivery, solid gear. This is not only a 7" extension, but an adapter from 2 1/2" to 2" receiver to use equipment that I already have such as bike carrier and vise insert. Works great! I opted for the heavier version (why not) in case I needed to tow a small trailer. As always, very pleased with etrailer and their support.


My truck has a 2-1/2" receiver. I already owned a heavy duty 2" hitch. This 2" reducer & extender was perfect for my use. I used it to tow a rental trailer and needed to extend my receiver to allow me to tow with the tailgate down. This reducer/extender did the trick. I had plenty of room making tight u-turns.

The quality of the product is very good. I would recommend this product to others.


Works great when used with anti rattle hitch locks for my carry on hitch basket and my Saris bike rack. Would definitely recommend. Allows me to drop my tailgate with the bikes on the tack.


Bought this to extend my bike rack away from the truck camper door. Added a anti rattle clamp and yhe setup has been perfect.


I purchased this to use on my 2500HD to transition from the factory 2.5" receiver to a 2" so that we could use a Yakima hitch mounted bike rack. With the length of the tube, it also provides the perfect amount of clearance from the back of the truck so that I can lower the tailgate without it hitting the upright on the bike rack. Great product and always pleased with etrailer's customer service!


Reducer/extender was thrown into a box ,no padding. Broke through box during delivery. Luckily my postal carrier put 2 and 2 together and I got it. Pretty disappointing from etrailer.


got this to accommodate the Tule bike rack in my 1 ton truck. I haven't used it yet but looks shiny.


Product is very high quality. There was a small shipping delay, but etrailer was excellent at keeping me informed of the delay and when to expect product. I am very satisfied with the purchase.





Worked as advertised. Did a great job over the last year.


Working with was great. I worked with Madison and she was knowledgable, professional and very helpful. Got what I needed and it was delivered earlier than expected! I highly recommend!


Works great!


This heavy duty extension is going to work perfect for towing my boat behind my truck and camper. This is just what I needed. The quality is superb. I found a similar product on Amazon but the reviews were poor and the quality looked inferior to the e-trailer product.


Quality extension, keeps tailgate from hitting trailers jack stand.


This product works well as expected. The shipping service I recieved however, was not good. I was promised delivery prior to the time I needed it, but it came too late and I had to purchase another one locally, with a lot of running around to find something in time.


2.5" hitches are great, except that every single accessory aside from your heavy duty hitch doesn't fit.

I had a shockingly difficult time finding an adapter that wasn't total garbage. I tried several. This was key to my problem, and it gave me a little bit of extra room too!


Not really much to talk about. I needed it so that I was able to open my tailgate with my trailer attached. I pull a 7,000 pound trailer. It does exactly what I need it to do.


Works as it should and I didn't have to turn my power jack on my camper 90 degrees to miss the tailgate when it is lowered!!


We can now haul our golf cart with the tailgate (on our Chevy HD 2500 6'-6" bed) down and still pull our Apex 24' travel trailer. Before we would need to remove the tailgate. Our truck hitch is a class 5 rated at 13,500 lbs. and our trailer fully loaded is 5964 lbs. We only needed to extend our 7- pin cord ,the breakaway brake cable and safety chains.

Terry R.




I have a bike rack that has a 2" sleeve. My hitch is 2'1/2". The hitch pin placement on the rack would not work with an adapter sleeve that I purchased locally. The length of this adapter sleeve allows me to use the rack on my truck, but adds the advantage of mounting the rack away from the bumper so I can drop the tailgate with that rack attached to the hitch.


Works well with the compressor.


the receiver was good quality and the road master did alao. No Vibration at all


All I received was an empty box with a hole in the side. Customer service was very helpful and promised to send a replacement.


Exactly what I needed

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