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Receiver Tube

The receiver tube has the function to extend the receiver or welding a hitch or bumper. HDC offers multiple standard sizes of trailer receiver tubes and also custom sizes and shapes for all trailer parts including trailer receiver weld-on tubes.

Specification and usage of Trailer Hitch Receiver Tube

Here are a few types of trailer hitch receiver tubes that are very common in the industry:

1.     2” x 2” Receiver Tube of 12”, 18”, 24”, 36” and 48” lengths

The steel 2” x 2” receiver tube is ideal for fitting standard-size hitch up to 12”-36” of hitch length. It is easy to adjust and weld for permanent fixing of the hitch.  All these bars are designed in a way to fit all common-weight distribution hitch ball mounts or unity ball mounts.

2.     2” x 2” Receiver Tube 5-1/2” Long

The receiver tube is designed for acting as a hitch when the receiver is not available. It is made from steel or stainless steel therefore it is extremely durable and reliable. The easy weld-on solution of the receiver makes it easy for installing.

3.     2-1/2” x 2-1/2” Trailer Hitch Receiver 18” Long

The receiver is designed for a 2-1/2” size ball mount shank. It usually comes with pre-drill holes. Therefore, it is easy to fix and install on the trailer hitch.

Why Choose HDC

Working with HDC will give you the ultimate customer satisfaction experience. We are an ISO 9001-certified company and therefore take the quality of our trailer parts very seriously. All our parts are of high quality and do not cause any issues for our clients. Furthermore, all our trailer parts are delivered as per the agreed time. Each of our parts is thoroughly checked before final delivery. And we do not charge exorbitant prices from our clients despite offering the best value for money trailer parts.

Product Advantage

All trailer receiver weld-on tubes are manufactured with the highest quality material. These materials include stainless steel, steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. Moreover, we offer multiple coatings on customer request. These coatings make the part more durable and dependable for use in all types of weather and terrain. However, please check with our team as there are separate charges for additional coating.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Receiver Tubes

Welcome to our FAQ section, where we address your queries and curiosities about custom receiver tubes. Whether you’re looking to enhance your vehicle’s versatility or need a tailored solution, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find answers to common questions about receiver tubes, and don’t hesitate to reach out for personalized assistance.

What is a receiver tube?

A receiver tube is a hollow metal component designed to be mounted onto the receiver hitch(Trailer Hitch) of a vehicle. It serves as an extension of the receiver hitch, providing a secure mounting point for various accessories such as hitch-mounted bike racks, cargo carriers, ball mounts, or winches. Receiver tubes allow you to expand your vehicle’s functionality, making it suitable for various tasks like towing trailers, hauling cargo, or transporting bikes.

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What are the common sizes of receiver tubes?

Receiver tubes typically come in standard sizes: 1.25 inches (Class I), 2 inches (Class II, III, and IV), and 2.5 inches (Class V). These sizes correspond to different hitch classes and weight capacities.

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How do I choose the right receiver tube size for my vehicle?

Select a receiver tube size that matches your vehicle’s hitch receiver class. Class I and II hitches typically use 1.25-inch receiver tubes, while Class III, IV, and V hitches require 2-inch or 2.5-inch receiver tubes, respectively. Always check your vehicle’s owner’s manual and hitch specifications to ensure compatibility.

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Can I install a receiver tube myself?

While some individuals with mechanical skills may choose to install a custom receiver tube themselves, it’s generally advisable to opt for professional installation. This ensures that the tube is securely and safely attached to your vehicle, minimizing the risk of issues down the road.

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Can I add multiple accessories to a single receiver tube?

You can add multiple accessories to a single receiver tube using adapters and extenders, provided that the total weight does not exceed the hitch’s weight capacity. Be cautious not to overload the hitch, as it may affect your vehicle’s handling and safety.

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What maintenance is required for a receiver tube?

Receiver tubes typically require minimal maintenance. Periodically inspect for signs of wear, rust, or damage, and ensure that accessories are securely attached. Lubricate hitch pins and locks as needed to prevent corrosion.

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Can I use a receiver tube for off-road applications?

Receiver tubes can be used for off-road applications with appropriate accessories, such as winch mounts or recovery points. Ensure that your accessories and attachments are designed for off-road use and can handle the demands of rough terrain.

What customization options are available for receiver tubes?

Custom receiver tubes offer a range of options, including material, size adjustments, added features like locking mechanisms or reinforced construction, and personalized finishes to match your vehicle’s aesthetics. These tubes can be tailored to your exact specifications and preferences.

How do I get started with ordering a custom receiver tube?

To get started, contact our team of experts who specialize in custom receiver tubes. Provide them with your vehicle’s details, hitch specifications, and any specific requirements you have for the tube. Our team will guide you through the customization process and provide a quote based on your needs.


These FAQs should provide you with a comprehensive overview of custom receiver tubes and help address your questions and concerns. Feel free to reach out to our team for personalized assistance in obtaining the perfect custom receiver tube for your needs.

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