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Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver

Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Need to put a 2" bike rack or cargo carrier in your 1-1/4" hitch receiver? No worries. Simply insert this adapter and off you go. It cannot get any easier to use and is certainly less expensive than buying another hitch! 1-800-940-8924 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number HTAD or order online at Free expert support on all Brophy products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - HTAD

  • Hitch Expander
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 7-1/4 Inch Extension
  • 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Brophy

Need to put a 2" bike rack or cargo carrier in your 1-1/4" hitch receiver? No worries. Simply insert this adapter and off you go. It cannot get any easier to use and is certainly less expensive than buying another hitch!


  • Convert any 1-1/4" receiver to a 2" receiver
    • 1-1/4" Shank is solid
    • 2" Shank is hollow
  • Powder coated black finish resists rust and corrosion
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock are sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Overall length: 11"
  • Extension length: 7-1/4" center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole
  • Maximum usable hitch accessory shank length: 3-3/8"
  • Hitch pin hole diameter:
    • 5/8" Diameter on 2" receiver
    • 1/2" Diameter on 1-1/4" shank



  • Tongue weight capacity of hitch will be reduced by 50% with use of adapter.
  • Hitch adapter is designed for use with accessories only. Do not use for towing.

HTAD CR Brophy Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver - HTAD

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (260 Customer Reviews)

Need to put a 2" bike rack or cargo carrier in your 1-1/4" hitch receiver? No worries. Simply insert this adapter and off you go. It cannot get any easier to use and is certainly less expensive than buying another hitch!


Solidly made. Wish all of these would come with optional locking pins and clamps to minimize movement as I use mine primarily for a bike rack with very nice bikes aboard.


Very heavy duty. Will use it with a bike rack I had for another vehicle that had a 2" receiver.



I want to adapt my 11/4 hitch to 2 for a Hollywood platform bike rack. However, the hitch adapter I got locally had some play in it. Do you have any movement with your platform bike rack with your adapter? The movement I had was where the adapter slid into the hitch, not with the bike rack.

Ken F.


Nancy, the adapter has very little movement in my Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver. It fits good with the bike rack


The hole on the 1 1/4 inch side was out of position by 1-2 mm. This incorrect measurement meant that my trailer hitch doesn't align properly making this product unusable.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


To be honest there are times where a manufacturing error can occur. Customer Service will be in touch to have a replacement sent out.


I bought this for my Thule bike carrier (I have a Suburu Outback and needed a conversion to use my tow hitch with it) I find this product to be extremely well made and effective. This company also offered quick delivey and great follow up. I highly recommend this company and product!



After a year of use I can now say that this product is still working extremely well. It is solidly constructed.


Seems great, should have come with hitch pin


Worked exactly as advertised!


Excellent and fast service, great description of product. Always been happy with their products.


I have a Volvo XC60 with the factory installed retractable 1.25" hitch. I needed a 1.25" to 2" adapter for the Thule XT Pro bike rack I purchased previously for a couple of e-bikes. Many adapters will not, however, fit the Volvo receiver correctly as there is only 1.6" available from the back of the receiver to the receiver hole. The adapters I had found at nearby stores, all required 2 inches. This hitch adapter from etrailer, only requires 1.5" and fits the Volvo receiver perfectly. It also seems to be very well made, very solid and I have not noticed any discernable shake with the adapter pinned to the receiver and the bike rake pinned to the adapter. etrailer also shipped extremely quickly - even faster than I expected with an expedited ship request.



Working out well!


The product was exactly what I needed, but it wasn't clear I had to also order a bolt a cotter pin separately.


Perfect fit for my needs, thank you


Product was exactly what I needed after other’s did not work. Excellent customer service and quick processing of order and delivery.


The HTAD Hitch Adapter was purchased to accommodate my 2" bike rack in the
1 1/4" hitch receiver on my new car, dissolving my initial dismay at the size of the freshly-installed hitch. The car salesman knew exactly how to solve the problem and texted your website with this product to me right away. It is well-made and beefy enough for the job. Need met. Happy me.



Previous review stands.


Fits in exactly in my older 1994 Honda lx draw tite hitch no mods needed.... Perfect for the Thule 2 bike bike rack hitch mount....

Joe O.


Product works as designed with no issues! Fits perfectly in the Draw-Tite hitch with no modifications, glad I bought from etrailer, they know there stuff!


Has worked well, this fits the low weight capacity bike carrier 1 1/4 inch hitch. Not a full capacity 1 1/4 inch full towing hitch. Believe it or not they are different. So get the correct one.



Remember this is slightly different tongue size than one would use to tow. Its made as a bike rack conversion only. And it works perfect for that.


Fit my new Prius hitch perfectly. Only concern in using one of these adapters is to not overload. I'm pretty confident the whole setup will work fine for the hitch mounted bike rack we already have. No worries.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


Just be aware that using this adapter will lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half. The tongue weight on a Class I hitch used on your Prius is 200 lbs, so using the adapter will lower that to 100 lbs. This will mean that the weight of the bike rack and the bikes carried upon it cannot exceed 100 lbs.


Overall fit well into existing hitch. However, with the added rack on the car and the extended distance from the rear, the rack sometimes scrapes going out steep driveways. Would not be a problem with a higher ground clearance car.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


Please be aware that using an adapter such as this will lower the tongue weight and towing capacity of your hitch by half.


The product works great.
Original shipping
didn’t include the Class 1 clip, took sometime to get it reshipped.

Otherwise, great to do business with Etrailer. Very helpful.


Etrailer Expert

Rachael H.


This hitch extender does not include pin and clip or a locking hitch pin. I will need to be ordered separately as part # PC2 for a standard pin and clip or part # e98880 for a locking hitch pin option.

Arthur A.


Still going strong ! Works as designed


I can't believe how much this thing wobbles inside of my hitch, and how much my accessory wobbles inside of it. Two wobbles don't cancel it and I get wobble-wobble. I have yet to use my accessory because that just won't work out. I'm trying to use the Rhino T-Loader so that I can load a kayak on my roof. Paint also chipped off so easily from playing around with installation; I didn't even USE the accessory yet.

For the cost of this chunk of metal, I'd have hoped for better fitment. Most anti-rattle devices only work for securing the accessory-to-hitch end. I'm not quite sure if I can stabilize both ends...


I needed this product to adapt a standard Honda 1 1/4 inch hitch to a bike rack with a two inch mounting bar. Ordinarily, the hitch bar might have fit the standard Honda mount, but there was a blocking reinforcement bar under the Honda mount. This mount enables me to conform both the existing and bike rack mounts. Note: I carefully measured hole distances from ends of each mount to be sure it fit, which it does. I have no time to test the mount with the full rack load right now, but it seems to be within specified tolerances.


I purchased this along with a 1.25" hitch for my Prius so that I could use my hitched mount bike rack. Bridget at was very helpful by making sure that I got that right adapter and getting it to me quickly. I ordered this on a Thursday and got it on the next Monday, free shipping! We just traveled from Ohio to St Augustine Florida with our 2 bikes trouble free.


Great product at a great price. Installation was easy and took less than an hour even including the time to jack up the car and set jack stands to get room to work.

Note that you do not HAVE to remove and cut the heat shield if you don't want to; however, the hitch can rub against the shield when it is loaded (with a bike rack in my case) and make a minor squeaking noise.

Don't forget to get a stabilizer/anti-wobble/tightener if you're using a bike rack or similar carrier. Depending on your hitch, rack, or adapter there can be a lot of play in it when hitting bumps in the road causing the bike and rack to move around a lot.


Unfortunately I had to return the product because the 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" shaft was not long enough for me to match or mate its pin hole with the pin hole on the hitch. The 2" x 2" portion would hit the bottom of my rear bumper which prevented the 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" shaft from being inserted all the way into the hitch. It would have worked if the pin hole on the 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" shaft could have been inserted about 1/2" more. Looks like I will have to purchase a brand new bike rack since I will not be able to use the 2" x 2" that I now own.


Seems to be a solid product for our purposes. We already had a 2" receiver type bike carrier, but the wife's car can only handle a 1-1/4" hitch. This adapter saved us a good chunk of money on a new bike carrier. It slid in a little tight on the first go, but nothing a little grease couldn't solve. Highly recommended for this type duty. Oh yeah, had what we needed in stock (hitch for a 2010 Malibu LTZ & this adapter) and shipped immediately. Their tracking software was slick, best I've seen.


I ordered this adapter to allow the use of a bike rack I used on a previous vehicle with a 2" receiver on the new 1 1/4" hitch I was putting on my car. It worked as advertised. Only downside is that the rack sticks out about 6" farther than with no adapter. Not a huge deal, but I would prefer not to have to use an adapter.


I have a 2004 Toyota Corolla. Shipment was fast even with the holiday. Parts and bolts all securely packed. I also ordered the 1.25 to 2" adapter.

Installing: I couldn't get the bolts to catch to screw in so I tapped the weld nuts and that did the trick. Local stores have the single 12-1.25 so I didn't have to buy an entire tap and die set. After that the installation was pretty straight forward.

I wish I would have thought to investigate a hitch years ago versus carrying the bikes on a trunk carrier.

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