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How to Use the Thule T2 Bike Rack with a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch


I have a thule t2 Pro bike carrier 2 inch. I just bought a truck with 2.5 inch hitch. The problem Im finding is most hitch reducers have to use through pins but the thule does not have through holes. Id like the brophy 2.5 to 2 inch extension reducer but am wondering how far into the extension does the 2 inch reducer go? Do you need a pin in the reducer to keep it from coming out or is it fixed to the extension. Thanks


Expert Reply:

You are on the right track. The only way we have that will allow you to use the Thule T2 Pro Xtr Bike Platform Rack part # TH69TX with the 2.5" receiver tube opening on your truck would be with adapter. For this, I recommend the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender part # HR26. This adapter offers both a reducer from 2.5" to 2" and an extension of 7" from the center of each hitch pin hole. This 7" extension will have more than enough room for the shank of the T2 to securely rest inside. It will also provide you with enough distance to open the tailgate on most pickup trucks. In order to secure the reducer inside the trucks receiver tube opening, you will need a hitch pin and for this you can use part # C21510 for standard or part # e98881 for locking.

Please keep in mind that using this adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch/vehicle by 50% but this should not be an issue with the 2.5" hitch you have on your truck now.

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Conner L

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