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Hitch Reducer and Heavy Duty Hitch Lock for 2019 F250


I recently purchased a Thule T2 Pro XTB bike rack and need to reduce my 2019 F250 2.5inch hitch down to 2 I have seen the Brophy HR26 used for this but just want an opinion and also, what is the heaviest duty and best locking hitch pin you offer to secure everything?


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The Brophy Hitch Reducer # HR26 is a fine choice to fit to your Thule T2 Pro XTR # TH83JV. The Thule should have come with a locking hitch pin for the 2" end of the reducer so a great choice for securely locking 2 1/2 inch hitch pin would be the BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Item # BL7023585. At 5/8 inch diameter it's great for Class 3-5 hitches and I contacted Bolt who confirmed this key is compatible through 2019 Ford F-250 models with side cut key patterns. This means one less key to worry about when you're out and about.

While it's not important to carrying your bike rack with a 2.5 inch hitch, keep in mind the Brophy reducer also reduces your hitch capacity by 1/3 if you use it for other towing purposes.

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