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Brophy Hitch Adapters - Hitch Reducer - HT02 Review

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Review of Brophy Hitch Accessories HT02

Today we're going to take a look at the Brophy hitch reducer for a two inch to a one and a quarter inch, number HT02. This adapter allows you to use your current hitch accessories on either a two inch hitch or, thanks to this device, a one and a quarter inch receiver hitch. It will easily convert your two inch receiver to a one and a quarter inch receiver. It has a maximum tongue weight of 300 pounds. It has a towing capacity of 3000 pounds, or the lowest rated towing component which means if your hitch or your vehicle has a towing capacity of less than 3000 pounds you need to go with that one to ensure that you're towing safely. The sleeve design does not reduce tongue weight capacity, as an extender would.

It measures three inches from center to pin hole to center to pin hole. Overall it is seven inches long by about two inches tall. It comes with a powder coated black finish. It conveniently comes with a half-inch pin and clip to hold the one and a quarter inch accessories into place. You will use the five-eighths inch pin and clip that should have come with your hitch to attach this to the hitch.

If it did not come with a five-eighths inch hitch pin and clip we do sell those separately, number PC3. Let's bring this in and show you how this is done with our two inch hitch right here. You will take the larger of the two holes, insert that right in here, lining up the holes. Using your five-eighths inch pin and clip slide that through, clip that off and now you're ready to use your one and a quarter inch hitch accessories, say bike rack, cargo carrier, ball mount whatever it is you need to use. You'll slide that right in here, you'll line up the holes and then you just pop that through and clip that off.

There you have it. That was our Brophy hitch reducer two inch to one and a quarter inch, number HT02.

Victor S.


Hi, Please help me decide which one to buy, if both products fit the same purpose. I have a Thule Pro2 Bike rack bought from your back in 2019. I have used it so far for my Forester with a 2" hitch. But I have a new car now with a 1-1.4" hitch. So, I want to buy an 2" to 1-1/4" ADAPTER for my Forester. So, I can attach the Thule Pro2 to either car conveniently. Please let me know if you recommend me to buy the Brophy HT02, or the Etrailer E63YR? Thank you for your attention.

Etrailer Expert

David B.


Hey Victor, the Thule Helium Pro 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum # TH9042PRO can be used in either 2" or 1-1/4" hitch receivers. You can take the adapter off the # TH9042PRO and insert it into a 1-1/4".

Victor S.


@DavidB Hi David, Thanks for the tip on my Thule Helium Pro 2 (that I bought from back in 2019). But now I have a problem: I am unable to insert my Thule Helium Pro 2 Bike Rack into a Curt C11473 (Class 1, 1-1/4" hitch) just installed today on my new 2022 Toyota Prius Prime. The exact problem is: The end lip of the hitch is (recessed) 3.1 inches from the bumper's edge; so that the pin-hole is about 5.1 inches to the bumper edge!! Thus, the bike rack's pin does not reach the pin-hole. Your video on Curt C11473 installed on a Prius Prime 2019 says the distance from the bumper edge to the hole is only 3 inches. Please let me know if and how I can tell the installer to adjust the distance. Otherwise, what are my other options? (including removing this one, and install another brand of hitch.) ( I have photos, with tape measures, I can show you; tell me how to send them.) Thanks a bunch.
Etrailer Expert

David B.


I think you mean you need an extension like this # D189 . Just take note that this will reduce your tongue weight by 50%. You will only be able to carry 100 pounds and your bike rack is 26 pounds already.

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