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Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"

Brophy Hitch Accessories

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Code:   HE06

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Brophy Hitch Accessories - HE06

7" Trailer Hitch Extender

Features:

  • Prevents hitting trailer or propane tanks when making sharp turns while towing.
  • Has powder coated black finish resists rust and corrosion.


Specs:

  • Designed for 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Measures 7-3/8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch pin hole of the extension piece
  • Measures 11-5/8" long (overall)
    • Measures 2-1/2" from end of shank (that slides into hitch on vehicle) to center of hitch pin hole
    • Measures 2-1/8" from center of hitch pin hole to the 2" x 2" opening (for accessory)
  • Has weight capacity that is the lowest of the following
    • 50% of the hitch's overall weight capacity
    • Load rating GTW 3,500 lbs; Tongue 350 lbs
    • Load rating with weight distribution equipment GTW 7000 lbs; Tongue 700 lbs


Please Note: Using a hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%.



HE06 Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"







Video of Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"


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installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Brophy Hitch Accessories HE06 Review

Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Accessories HE06 Review

Today were going to take a look at the Brophy hitch extender for two inch trailer hitches, number HE06. This extender can be used for your two inch trailer hitch to help you prevent trailer to tow vehicle contact while making sharp turns while towing. It has a powder coated black finish that will resist rust and corrosion. Again, its designed for two inch trailer hitches. Well take a look at some measurements here. From the center of the pin hole here to the center pin hole here is seven and three-eighths inches.

The length overall is 11 5/8 inches. From the end of the shank that slides into the hitch on the vehicle to the center of the first pin hole is two and a half inches, and from the center of this pin hole to the two inch opening for the accessory is two and one-eighths of an inch. It has a weight capacity load rating gross towing weight of 3500 pounds and a tongue weight of 350 pounds. If your using weight distribution equipment it has a gross towing weight of 7000 pounds and a tongue weight of 700 pounds. Please note that whenever you use a hitch extender the rule of thumb is youre going to reduce your hitchs overall capacity by 50%.

For example, if your hitch has a capacity of 3000 pounds, using this extender is going to lower that to 1500 pounds. Were going to bring out our two inch receiver to show you how to work this item. Youre going to take the smaller end here, youre going to slide that right in, line up your holes there. Then you will take your five-eighths inch pin and clip, that you should already have. If you dont we do sell that separately, number PC3.

Just slide that in here, and then you will clip that off and youre good to go. Then you will slide in your ball mount, your trailer on this end, and youre ready to start towing. That should do it for the Brophy hitch extender for two inch trailer hitch receivers, number HE06.


Customer Reviews

Hitch Extender For 2 - HE06

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (81 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve Jeeper11/13/2013

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Both hitch extenders work perfectly. Very well made. The dual hitch will help me cary a bike rack and cargo carrier on our next expedition. etrailer.com repeat customer!! Good deals on quality products. They ship fast with great communication every time. Thank you! 107222



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy H.08/15/2013

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Everything about this product is Awesom e!! 95182



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kim F.06/13/2013

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After being rear ended by an uninsured driver, I decided to beef up my OEM bumper. My factory hitch was recessed too far to put a drop hitch for my camper. e trailer .com was the only place to find a 7" extender. Best of all Made in USA. Great job of providing difficult to find products. 84412



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt H.08/14/2012

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Another good experience with Etrailer. Easy site navigation and prompt delivery. I needed this extender so my 'basket' will clear the spare tire on the back of my Wrangler.. and it does just that. The 7" gives you plenty of room. A 3" would probably be all that's necessary. Also lets me flip up my Thule platform bike rack into the stow position. Two thumbs up! 51625



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jon G.10/20/2011

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Great product. Just the right size for my Jeep. I have a stock '11 Rubicon and the tire was in the way for my new Yakima Swing Daddy bike rack. This item put it just far enough out to clear the tire but not far enough to be in the way. Etrailer had quick shipping and offered pics with measurements so getting the right extension was easy. 25870



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Patty S.03/30/2009

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Great Product So glad that I bought this for hitching up my little camper to my 2006 Jeep Liberty. Great product. Will not have to do the "hitch Dance" in order to hook up. This is something you really need to have when you have the spare tire on the back of your vehicle. 1697



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike N.04/15/2014

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I needed this to attach our bike rack to the trailer hitch on my wife's SUV, which was too deep underneath for the mail part of the rack to reach without pressing against the rear bumper with potential damage. The extender works perfectly and seems well made. The Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock that I purchased also works just fine.125296



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan M11/06/2013

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I purchased this to be used with a bike rack on a 2006 Range Rover. Without it, when the rack was folded up, it would scrap the bumper and was difficult to close. This extension is the perfect size. Sits flush with the bumper and gives that extra room needed for the bike rack. Great quality and easy to install. Received it in just a couple days of order. I would recommend it.106483



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rod H07/20/2013

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purchased a new utility trailer and after arriving home, realized the tailgate on my truck hit the top of the jack handle. this is just what i needed to shift the trailer aft a few inches. also, very fast shipping and great follow through.90643



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug R.04/27/2013

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Arrived quickly and works perfectly with my bike rack. Now I can open and shut the tail gate of my crossover without manually lowering the rack! Especially useful with bikes on the rack. Thanks for the prompt service! 78102



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark02/23/2013

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I bought this extension for my bike carrier on my Jeep Rubicon. I had the bike carrier for a while and it cost a good chunk of money, but when I put it on the Jeep I would have to take the spare off so the carrier would fit. This extension was perfect. In addition, because my carrier has a lock on it, the Hitch Receiver lock also makes transporting the bikes and leaving them on the car a less theft prone endeavor. The service from etrailer.com was awesome.67552



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jack B.12/07/2012

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This hitch extender is just what I was looking for. I will be inserting it in the hitch of my Toyota Rav 4 to give me enough clearance from the rear mounted spare tire when using the hitch mounted Cargo Carrier. Other manufactured hitch extenders were to long which would have placed the Cargo carrier out to far from the rear of the vehicle.60888



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rod P.10/20/2012

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Very satisfied with product and any interaction with company associates. I was really impressed when they notified me they were upgrading my from the standard ground to priority. Outstanding! I would recommend Etrailer to everyone. Thanks Etrailer!57735



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry S.04/25/2012

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The hitch extender work perfectly, I got the clearance I need for the Swagman XC bike rack. I need the extention to clear the Spare tire on my 2010 Jeep Wrangler. Ordering from you website was easy and I received my order in a matter of days. also the swagman bike rack is great . so easy to use and install on my vehicle. the rachet hold downs are so nice and easy to use also. I rate both products a Ten out of ten.38366



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul W03/09/2012

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High quality product, I am very happy with the build quality and I am confident that it will last a lifetime. The label that tells you about load limits with the extender, which is also very good. The only reason I didn't rate it as excellent, is because I was a little dissapointed that it didn't come with a bolt so that I could connect it to my truck. No big deal, I can pick that up at a local hardware store, but come on guys, if I need an extender it's pretty likely I'll need to bolt it to my truck. 33465



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bruce J.01/11/2012

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Both hitch extenders and the reciever lock are all execllent quality, match website descriptions, and order/shipping/delivery communications are perfection. 7" extension fit like a glove for extending winch unit out past the bumper from the front reciever on the truck. 18" extender with step will be perfect for Hydra-Lift unit on the back of the RV. Will add bracket to hold 3kW generator under the raised Motorcycle, and step will also be very handy for access to top and check of MC/tie-downs when unit is raised and I'm on the road. Great!!! 29485



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John D09/14/2011

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My order came on time and I checked it out and it fit just right and the little loose fitting make it easy to install as well the fit on my bile rack that I order from you 3 months ago. It give me the extra space so the bile rack does not rub on the back of my van. Thanks for your service in providing the extender in your product line. John D from Sterling Hts, MI.23926



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: fastandy08/13/2011

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Just what I needed. The reports of it being loose are correct, but all receivers/extenders are made of an industry standard steel stock. What this means is the sections of the next size smaller will have some play, because they have to fit in every other manufacturer's stock part. You get the point.... High quality. Good stuff.21831



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim S., Bear,DE07/11/2011

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The Hitch Extender fit perfectly into my Jeep Wrangler Saraha. With the spare tire on the back I needed the extender to mount my bike rack. I received the item well within the promised delivery date. Also, I received a follow up email confirming delivery. Overall outstanding customer experience.19093



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael N.01/15/2011

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Follow up Katherine, Really appreciate the great service you give, Brian G was great about getting product out and following up about it. Also the extender was exactly what I needed for my bike rack to fit behind my Jeep, my spare tire was in the way, Thanks again, great service Mike.5530



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill01/11/2011

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Too much play The product is well built and will do the job. However, there is a lot of play that allows my cargo carrier to move arround too much. I think the shaft that goes into my hitch is slightly too small allowing too much play. I am going to try to wrap the shaft to fix the problem.5310



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike08/29/2008

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Excellent Product I have a RAV4 with an external spare tire and a factory hitch. This extender allows me to use a hitch mounted bike rack with at least 8 inches of clearance from the spare tire. It allows you to use a anti-rattled pin unlike other products I've tried.1244



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe09/19/2007

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Just right for Jeep Liberty I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty with the spare tire at the rear. This creates a big problem when trying to tow a trailer because the tire gets in the way. This extension will give you the clearance needed to hitch a trailer without taking off the spare tire or making any other unusual adjustment. Also, it is not so long as to look weird or reduce your towing capacity unnecessarily. It is well made and served me well. If you have a Jeep Liberty and want to tow a trailer you definitely need this product. It seems to be pricier than warranted, but you will like it when you use it.420



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George09/16/2011

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Just what I needed for my feeder. 24055



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric Verdin04/01/2011

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Thank you for your fast service!! this was exactly what i was looking for.10925



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Heidi C11/02/2012

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Nice construction. As described. Will allow me to mount a Swagman bike rack on my FJ Cruiser and avoid the spare tire issue. 58690



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: George B.08/10/2012

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Exactly as described. Arrived on time. Easy order process.51280



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike M03/15/2014

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Good quality product. I will use etrailer.com for all my trailer and towing needds. 120812



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan02/28/2014

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Used extender on my RV to pull my Jeep. Had to get around the septic hose tube. Works great. Shortest extender I could find.117999



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gaff P.02/17/2014

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This is a great and STURDY hitch extender. It was the perfect length for my application. 116717



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: PJA01/15/2014

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Good product, great service...was shipped in a timely manner and arrived quickly! The people at etrailer do a great job!113854



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: B. Ski01/14/2014

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Hitch extender is of fine quality and fits perfectly.112729



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim C01/09/2014

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Perfect extension for my 2014 Jeep. Extended the right amount to be even with the outside of the spare tire. Needed this to fit my Kuat bike rack on the back without touching the spare tire.112312



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert S.12/06/2013

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Great product, great price, great service...what more do you want?109416



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Merle S.11/25/2013

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Great customer service. Correct product shipped, very timely, great follow up. Product works great as an extension on my 2011 Wrangler with exterior spare tire to put bike carrier on.108395



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken S.11/22/2013

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The was the perfect fix for my problem. Great product! 108195



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John B07/09/2013

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Great service, quality product. 88469



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Daryl06/25/2013

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simple design, it does the job! 85911



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: orville calhoun05/30/2013

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FAST SHIPPING, great product 82563



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frankie Stephenson05/16/2013

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Just attached to receiving hitch, looks like will work just fine, providing the clearance needed beyond the rear mounted spare tire 80537



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brent04/17/2013

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Great item, price & service 76555



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: kenneth12/05/2012

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Part fits good recived in very good t ime.60679



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron k.11/13/2012

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Nice piece , paint is great and it was very fast shipping59394



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jason m.08/25/2012

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easy to install on my jeep 52982



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark R.08/24/2012

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Great product. Easy to install and quality construction. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to add some length to their towing package. Etrailer support was superb!52946



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dale H08/24/2012

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Fast service good product. Should come with bolt or pin.52879



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: MikeB08/18/2012

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Extension was excellent quality with no concerns of future rusting welds. Holes sized and lined up properly unlike others I've used. Fast service. It was shipped the SUNDAY I ordered it. 52168



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert S.08/17/2012

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Exactly what I ordered and works great. Shipping was fast. I would recommend etrailer to others.52136



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sung M08/16/2012

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Fast delivery 51858



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dawn J.08/14/2012

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Appears of very good quality. Sturdy. 51673



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: LR07/16/2012

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It was delivered quickly and it does what it’s supposed to without any problems. 48120



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sandy07/15/2012

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Just the part I needed to attach my bike rack to the back of my Jeep Liberty. My spare tire was in the way, this extender was a perfect fit.48001



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg07/08/2012

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Gets the job done to mount bike rack to front of F-150, but a loose fit. 47165



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Krisitna L.07/01/2012

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The hitch extender arrived earlier than expected and worked great for our Thule bike rack on our 2012 Jeep Wrangler46388



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jon M.06/04/2012

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I got the thing I ordered when I expected to get it. It appears to be well-made.What more could I ask? If I need something else of the type, I'll definitely be back to etrailer.42744



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rocky C.05/29/2012

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Fits great, and is well made. We used it to extend the hitch on our 2012 jeep patriot we bought from etrailer.41934



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jesse Warner05/24/2012

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Got it really fast and it works perfect. Thanks!41557



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Glenn L05/07/2012

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This is my second order with etrailer.com and just like the first, it was seamless. They provide the best pricing and their customer service is excellent. 39610



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stuart S.05/04/2012

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Better than I expected. Both the hitch extender and the lock were exactly what I needed to make my Swing Daddy bike rack work on my Jeep Unlimited. Thanks E-Trailer. 39369



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael P.05/02/2012

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Excellent Product. Received sooner than promised. 39182



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: SLB04/27/2012

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works as it should! 38607



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Trail Gator04/24/2012

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Works great. Now able to attach a trailer to my John Deere Trail Gator without the trailer jack hitting the dump bed.38161



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lance F.04/17/2012

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Well constructed, solid. Seems like a good product.37501



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Norm C.04/03/2012

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Fits perfect, just what I needed. Very quick service!!36063



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Cary B.03/29/2012

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Just what I needed! Tracking made it simple to follow the delivery process from start to finish.35543



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg S.03/20/2012

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Product arrived earlier than expected. I needed an extension for a bike rack that didn't clear the spare tire on the back of my motorhome. This did the trick. Great product and great service from etrailer.com.34500



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: F. Golden02/13/2012

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This was perfect for my application and they went the extra mile to find a better shipping, will deal with again. Thank you31778



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark D02/12/2012

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Nice quality and just the right length. It did have some place once installed into the receiver, but nothing that the anti-rattle clamp couldn't snug up and quiet down. Very happy with my purchase.31612



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeremy09/28/2011

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the Hitch Extender is exactly the way it was described and works well with my bike rack. It shipped within hours of my order and was upgraded to three-day delivery at no cost.24766



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom07/28/2011

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For those of us that have cars with a rear mounted spare wheel, this will move the load out another 7"... in my case, enough to keep from damaging the spare or the trailer.20415



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: R M McClave07/22/2011

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Excellent material, workmanship and service (delivery, etc.).19924



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken B.07/22/2011

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Fits a little loose in the receiver but otherwise seems well made. 19909



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron D.06/10/2011

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exactly as described and exactly what I was looking for.16676



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Valerie B.03/22/2011

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The trailer hitch extension and anti-wobble lock work perfectly!10143



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug03/21/2011

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Great to extend out my hitch position. Got this b/c I have a Thule hitch mount bike rack and I want to be able to open my RX350 hatch w/o tilting the bike rack. Works perfect!! Really great service and communication from etrailer!!9950



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve B03/11/2011

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Just what I needed to extend the hitch beyond the bumper of a 2011 Sienna with Curtis Hitch. I pin would have been nice, but I've got extras.9063



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sebastian02/28/2011

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Just what I needed, fast shipping!!! Great customer service... Thanks, Sebastian8066



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BSG01/31/2011

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High quality product. Well built! 6451



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roy l.12/16/2010

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nice extender!!!! order was processed asap---extender is very nice---just what i wanted----nice finish--smooth lines---Thanks----i will be revisiting your site!!!!!!4242



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: PC01/28/2009

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Just what I needed Just what I needed for my short tongued trailer stretches it out the right length. And tough as a boot. 1535



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: chilly willy06/27/2008

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Very good extender This is a great product. My only concern is the play in my receiver. I am purchasing a hitch pin stabilizer/lock to help. Now my bike rack will clear my RV spare tire. Happy trails...1007



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  • Using a Hitch Extender with a Bike Rack
  • This item comes as pictured. You will need a hitch pin and clip or a hitch pin receiver lock to secure the extender. If you want safety and security you will need a receiver lock on both the extender and the bike rack. You may also want to purchase a security cable to secure your bikes to the rack. This cable would run through the frames of the bikes and around the hitch or through the safety cable attachment on the hitch to secure the bikes to the vehicle. Below I have posted links to the item
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  • Hitch extender, part #HE06 for bike rack to clear spare tire
  • The Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver, part #HE06, will give you an extra 7 inches of room. You will need to measure out 7 inches from the the pin hole on your hitch and that will tell you where your bike rack pin hole will connect and if this will be enough clearance. One thing to consider: using a hitch extender will cut your hitch tongue weight in half. The weight of your bike rack plus bikes must be less than this reduced weight. For example, if your hitch capacity is 6,000 lb
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  • Dimensions of Hitch Extender Item # HE06
  • The Hitch Extender For 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver 7 inch, item # HE06, will extend the hitch pin hole on your receiver hitch by 7 inches on center. This means that any accessory installed in the extender will be 7 inches farther from the vehicle than if installed in the receiver itself. Please Note: Using a hitch extender will reduce the overall capacity of your hitch by 50%.
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  • Longer Ball Mount Needed to Prevent Trailer from Hitting Truck During Turns
  • The only thing I can think of is to back the truck up to the trailer at the same angle as it was when it was hitting the trailer before. Then back up so that the trailer ball is 6 inches away from the coupler, and see if that is going to provide enough clearance. When using these extenders, keep in mind that your hitch capacity will be DECREASED BY 50 PERCENT, due to the additional leverage that will be exerted on the receiver by moving it out 6 inches. Perhaps a better solution would be t
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  • Availability of an Adapter to Use the Titan Hitch Extender # RP45018 with a 2 Inch Hitch
  • I cannot recommend either of the situations that you mentioned for safety reasons. If you were make a reducer for the Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2 inch Trailer Hitches, 41 - 48 inches, item # RP45018, it would lower the weight carrying capacity of the hitch and the extension, and could cause an unsafe towing condition. A solid steel bar while it seems very sturdy would most likely have less weight carrying capacity than a square tube extension like the Titan extension. The best rec
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  • Will Brophy Trailer Hitch Extender, # HE06 Accept a Threaded Hitch Pin for a Bike Rack
  • Hitch Extender, # HE06, is hollow so it will accept the threaded hitch pin. The use of hitch extension will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. So for example, if you have a Class III trailer hitch capable of 500 pounds tongue weight capacity, using an extension will reduce that capacity down to 250 pounds. You would need to be certain that the weight of the bike rack plus the weight of the bikes does not exceed the tongue weight capacity for your trailer hitch
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  • Safety of Using Hitch Extender and Other Options To Clear Spare Tire on Jeep Liberty
  • Using a hitch extender is safe as long as you stay within the limits specified of 50 percent of the hitch and vehicle load capacity, and 350 lb tongue weight capacity of part # HE06. The other option to provide additional clearance from your spare tire would be to use a longer ball mount. For this, I would recommend Hidden Hitch Ball Mount, part # 80232, which places the center of the hitch ball 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole. If your ball mount requires a larger rise or drop
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  • Size of Hitch Extenders Available for a 2 Inch Hitch
  • The reason that the manufacturers do not make a shorter hitch extender is mainly because the market for a extender of a very short length is very limited. After researching the market for hitch extenders they have decided that the short (7 or 8 inches) and long (14 or 18 inches) sizes will hopefully cover most of the market. The hitch extenders are a limited market because when using an extender you do reduce the tongue weight on your hitch by 50 percent. For example, if the hitch capacity on
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  • Measurements of the Brophy Hitch Extender # HE06
  • I went out into our warehouse and measured a Hitch Extender # HE06 and found that it is 12 inches in overall length, has a distance of 7-3/8 inches from the hitch pin hole to hitch pin hole, and has a distance of 4-5/8 inches from the 2 inch hitch pin hole to the inner shank that slides into a hitch. The distance from the pin hole back to shank on the inside of the receiver is 3-1/4 inches. This measurement is not pictured. Check out the picture I attached to see the measurements that I to
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  • Trailer Hitch Extension Needed to Allow Tailgate to be Lowered with Trailer Attached to Vehicle
  • I would not recommend any type of extension with your towing setup. Extenders create more torque on the vehicle frame, hitch, drawbar, extender and hitch ball because of the extension, just like adding a pipe to the end of a breaker bar. This added torque reduces that weight capacity of all of the components in the system by 50 percent, so your vehicles 10 K capacity would be lowered to 5 K if a hitch extension is used. I would go with a long ball mount that is just long enough so you can low
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  • Ball Mount for Using a Towing Bike Rack and Friction Sway Control at the Same Time
  • I do have a recommendation for you. What you could do is use a longer ball mount like # 80233, # 80232 or # D-28 and then use a sway control bracket, # RP26003, to retain the ability to use the friction sway control. You will need to make sure that the length of the shank on the hitch ball is long enough to accommodate the extra thickness of the bracket and still have at least 2 threads past the nut when properly tightened down.
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  • Can a Locking Anti-Rattle Device be Used with Brophy 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Extender # HE06
  • The shank on the Brophy 2 inch hitch extender # HE06, is hallow so you can use either anti-rattle device # 63232 or # SR25219. They work similarly. There is a threaded block that goes inside the shank and the threaded part pulls the shank close to the side of the receiver and then you lock it. I have included links to videos on both parts for you to view.
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  • Hitch Cargo Weight Capacity Of 2006 Suzuki XL-7 When Using A Receiver Extension
  • When adding an extension to your receiver, the towing capacity of your hitch is reduced by 50 per cent. If you have a class lll hitch installed on your vehicle, the tongue capacity is 350 lbs. Adding an extension would reduce that number to 175 lbs. Based on the weight of your power chair, your hitch would not be able to handle the weight. I researched your 2006 Suzuki XL-7, and found that the tongue weight capacity is 300 lbs. This would be the weight of the cargo carrier and the cargo combine
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  • 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Extender Needing an Additional 11-7/8 Inches to Tow an Airstream Trailer
  • If you need 11-7/8 inches, then you might be interested in the MaxxTow # MT70024. This hitch extender will offer 12 inches of clearance from your current pin hole location, and the overall length is 17 inches. I have included a diagram showing this for your reference. Please keep in mind that using a hitch extender will decrease the weight capacity of your hitch by 50 percent. This may be a consideration for you since your Airstream weighs in a 6,400 pounds. Please check the towing capacity
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