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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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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" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7" - HE06

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (98 Customer Reviews)

7" Trailer Hitch Extender


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frankie Stephenson05/16/2013


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





Comments

Working out just fine, providing plenty of clearance of the mounted rear tire

Frankie S - 05/16/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe09/19/2007


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: Ron k.11/13/2012


Nice piece , paint is great and it was very fast shipping 59394





Comments

Works just fine for what I need it for

Ron k - 05/14/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt H.08/14/2012


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: Bruce J.01/11/2012


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: Jon G.10/20/2011


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: Mike N.04/15/2014


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





Comments

What is the model of the suv

comment by: Andres c - 05/01/2014


3900


Comments

It is attached to a 2012 Lexus RX 350. The hitch on the Lexus is recessed too far under the body and the bike rack hitch did not extend far enough.

comment by: Mike N - 05/13/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul W03/09/2012


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: Kim F.06/13/2013


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. etrailer .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: Steve Jeeper11/13/2013


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: Mark02/23/2013


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: Randy H.08/15/2013


Everything about this product is Awesom e!! 95182






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry S.04/25/2012


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: Dan M11/06/2013


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: John D09/14/2011


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: Jack B.12/07/2012


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: fastandy08/13/2011


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


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: G. Duncombe06/13/2014


Product was just what I needed. We purchased a new Toyota Highlander and use the hitch for a bike carrier. If I put the bike carrier directly into the hitch, I can't open the hatch on the Highlander. The extender allows us to carry the bikes and open the hatch with the bike carrier attached. 135508






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill01/11/2011


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: Michael N.01/15/2011


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: Jeff05/02/2014


I use this extension to place a bike rack beyond the limits of the spare tire on my Jeep JK. It is the perfect length to get the rack beyond the spare tire but also allow unfettered access to hitch pins/bolts without making it look like the rack is hanging way back off the Jeep. 128685






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Patty S.03/30/2009


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: Mike08/29/2008


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: Bill C08/22/2014


Great!! Used the extender this weekend to put a couple of bicycles on my Jeep Wrangler to ride Idaho's Hiawatha Trail. I really appreciated their upgrading the shipping for no extra charge so I was sure to have it on time for the trip. Best service I have had. 148133






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rod P.10/20/2012


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: Rod H07/20/2013


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: Doug03/21/2011


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: Joe F09/19/2014


I needed two extensions to for towing High Voltage Buried Fault Location equipment. Etrailer.com had what I was looking for while everyone else was on backorder. Great prices, fast shipping, 5/5, will use etrailer.com again. 152096






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug R.04/27/2013


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: Tiffany09/20/2014


Fits perfect. I purchased this for a 2009 Toyota Rav4, to be able to haul a hitch mounted bike rack and be able to clear the back tire. One thing I wished I would have noticed is that it doesn't come with a pin & clip. 152271






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg S.03/20/2012


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: chilly willy06/27/2008


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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark D02/12/2012


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: Jim C01/09/2014


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: MikeB08/18/2012


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: Merle S.11/25/2013


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: Jon M.06/04/2012


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: Jeremy09/28/2011


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: William P.08/05/2014


I ordered the part on Tuesday late and I received it on Friday. Quick turn around. It worked like I wanted. I was able to lift up bike carrier without it bumping back of car. 144463






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark R.08/24/2012


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: Tom07/28/2011


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: Stuart S.05/04/2012


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: Roy l.12/16/2010


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: Glenn L05/07/2012


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: Sandy07/15/2012


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: Steve B03/11/2011


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: Dan02/28/2014


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: Heidi C11/02/2012


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: F. Golden02/13/2012


This was perfect for my application and they went the extra mile to find a better shipping, will deal with again. Thank you 31778




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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...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extender Recommendation for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for a Bike Rack
  • For a 2 inch trailer hitch extension, I recommend going with # HE06 because it was designed for this purpose. The adapter you have referenced is designed for flat towing and not for carrying accessories. The use of an extension is going to reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. For example, if the trailer tongue weight capacity is 350 pounds, with an extender installed it can only handle 175 pounds. The combined weight of your bikes and bike rack cannot...
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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...
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  • Trailer Bumper Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a Camper with Rear Mounted Spare Tire
  • If your bumper is rated for towing and/or carrying weight, we offer several bike rack options that are rated for use behind a trailer or RV. Take a look at the Swagman Around the Spare Mighty Rack, # S80500. This rack is designed to fit a 4 to 4-1/2 inch continuous welded square bumper and fit around the spare tire. I have included a link to the installation details for reference. Another option is the RV Bumper 2 Bike Rack, # S80605, or Swagman 4 Bike Carrier RV Mounted Bike Rack, #...
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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...
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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...
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  • Using Extra Long Ball Mount Instead of a Hitch Extender
  • A hitch extender, like part # HE06 can be used with the ball mount you mention, but due to the additional leverage applied to your receiver the tongue weight capacity will be lowered by 50 percent. If the tongue weight capacity of your receiver is 500 lbs, using the extender would lower the capacity to 250 lbs. If you can find one to fit your needs, a better solution would be to use a longer ball mount. Part # 80233 offers a 4 inch drop or a 2-3/4 inch rise. Part # 80232 offers...
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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...
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  • Bike Rack for a 2007 Toyota RAV4 that Clears the Spare Tire
  • The biggest difference between the SportRack 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Rack with Wheel Mount Cradles #SR2901 and the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest wheel mount. The SportRack 2 measures 19 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest wheel mount. The Swagman XTC-2 measures 8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest wheel mount. In terms of clearance the SportRack 2 has more. Bike racks...
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  • Does Curt Class III Hitch Require Additional Parts For Hitch Mounted Bike Rack on 2010 Jeep Wrangler
  • The item you selected, Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 9883544, does not require any additional parts to accommodate a hitch mounted bike rack. Part # 9883544 will work with any bike racks designed for a 2 inch receiver without any additional hardware or parts needed. However, if you have a spare tire mounted on the back of your 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, then there will be the issue of clearance. I looked up the tire size of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited...
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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...
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  • Using a Hitch Extension On a Class A Motorhome to Carry a Motorcycle Carrier and Motorcycle
  • The Roadmaster High-Low Hitch Adapter, item # RM-048-6 is not for use with any type of trailer. This item is designed for towing with a tow bar and not for weight carrying applications. There are several hitch extenders available but they do not have a rise or drop. I have listed them below. You will also need to keep in mind that using an extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle and/or hitch by 50 percent. Whichever has the lowest tongue weight capacity 1/2 of...
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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...
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  • Will Swagman XTC2 Bike Carrier # S64670 Clear Spare Tire on Rear of Winnebago View Motor Home
  • To determine if the Swagman XTC2 Bike Carrier, part # S64670, will clear the spare tire carrier on the rear of your Winnebago motor home, you will need to take a measurement. You will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your motor home, back to the distance required to clear the spare tire on the rear of your motor home. If that measurement is less than 9 inches you can use the Swagman XTC2 bike rack on your motor home. The 9 inch measurement is the distance from...
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  • Will the Curt RV Bumper Hitch, Part E-100, Clear the Spare Tire Support on My RV
  • The hitch pin of the RV Bumper Hitch, part # E-100 would fall approximately 1-1/2 inches behind the front face of the bumper. You will want to measure from that point out to where it will clear the spare tire support. Compare this measurement to the shank on your cargo carrier. If the distance from the pin hole on the cargo carrier shank to the closest edge of the basket is greater than the clearance measurement you made, you should be fine. Using an extension, like part # HE06 is possible....
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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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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Extension be Used to Carry a Softride Element Bike Rack on a 2012 Subaru Outback
  • You would have to have an extension if you wanted to use the Element, # SR26248, with your 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon. However, the use of a hitch extension will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. To avoid lowering the tongue weight of the hitch, I have a different bike rack recommendation. You can use the Softride Dura, # SR26247, and then add the longer shank, # SR26033. The use of the longer shank will not reduce the tongue weight capacity of the...
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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...
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  • Shank Extension Options to Extend Swagman XTC 4 Bike Carrier Past Vehicle Bumper
  • We do not carry longer replacement shanks for the Swagman XTC 4 Bike Rack, # S64665, but we do carry the Brophy Hitch Extenders like part # HE06 for 2 inch hitch or part # hes6 for 1-1/4 inch hitch. It is important to note that using a hitch extender will decrease the weight capacity of your trailer hitch and your vehicle by 50 percent. Another issue that may arise by using a hitch extender is ground clearance when driving up a steep incline. We always recommend using a bike rack that...
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  • Will the Thule Parkway Bike Rack TH956 Clear the Spare Tire on a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • The Thule Parkway, part # TH956, needs 9-1/2 inches of clearance, measured back from the center of the hitch pin hole on your receiver. If you find that the 9-1/2 inches is insufficient to clear the spare tire, you have a few options. You could use a Hitch Extender, such as part # HE06, which would add 7 inches of clearance but would lower the tongue weight capacity, or the amount of downward pressure on the hitch, by 50 percent. Assuming that your hitch has a 350 pound tongue weight...
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  • Availability of a 2 Inch to 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Extender for a 2013 Ford E-350 Van
  • Six inches is the shortest 2 inch to 2 inch extender that is available. You could save considerable money by going with a 7 inch model, # HE06. The use of an extension will reduce the trailer hitch tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. You will need to make sure the combined weight of the bike rack and bikes when loaded does not exceed the reduced trailer hitch tongue weight capacity.
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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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  • Will Rola TX-102 Bike Rack, Part # 59400 Clear the Spare Tire on 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • The Rola TX-102 Folding Bike Rack, part # 59400 offers 7-1/2 inches of clearance between the hitch pin hole and the upright portion of the rack. The best method of determining if this rack will work with your FJ Cruiser would be to measure rearward from the hitch pin hole in the receiver to find out how much clearance is required to clear the spare tire. The easiest way to do this is to take a straight piece of lumber (such as a 2x4) and stand it up straight against the face of the spare...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extender Recommendation for a 2003 Chevy Suburban z71
  • What you need is an extender instead of an adapter. The Super Titan Receiver Adapter, # 38735, is an adapter that takes a 3 inch trailer hitch receiver opening and reduces it down to a 2 inch opening. Unless you have a 3 inch receiver opening on your 2003 Chevy Suburban, the 38735 will not work. I have included a link to the available hitch extenders below. The shortest extender we carry for 2 inch receivers is the 7 inch Brophy # HE06 and will fit into a 2 inch receiver and has a 2...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation to Let a Curt Carrier Fold up on a Honda Odyssey 2010?
  • The 20x60 Folding Cargo Carrier # C18131 that you referenced does not have a list of vehicles that it will fit on and be able to fold up. If you have tried and you do not have the clearance then you know that it does not have the clearance. You could use an extension, but you should know that when you use an extension you cut the capacity of the hitch in half. You may also notice more wobble in the carrier due to the additional moving parts. I would recommend the Hitch Extender # HE06,...
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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...
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  • Can a Hitch Extender be Used with a Bike Rack on Front Hitch on a 2007 Honda Ridgeline
  • If you use a hitch extender like the Brophy Hitch Extender, part # HE06 on your front trailer hitch it will extend the length by 7 inches, but it will reduce the hitches overall weight capacity by 50 per cent. That means the tongue weight capacity on the Curt 2 Inch Front Hitch, part # 33328 will be reduced from 350 lbs to 175 lbs. I am including a link to a FAQ page on hitch extenders. If the weight of your OEM bike rack, the weight of the bikes, and the weight of the extender (10 lbs.)...
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  • Hitch Extender to Use a Bike Rack With a 2014 Nissan Rogue and Curt Class III Trailer Hitch
  • The use of an extender is going to reduce the trailer hitch tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. For Curt trailer hitch # C13168 for your 2014 Nissan Rogue that means that the capacity will be reduced from 350 pounds to 175 pounds. The combined weight of the bike rack and bikes cannot exceed 175 pounds. To determine if an extender is even needed you can measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the bike rack back to the nearest part of the rack that would make contact with the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • I would recommend either the Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch, item # 13328, or the Hidden Hitch Class 3 Trailer Hitch, item # 87454, for your 2005 Honda Pilot, these are both custom designed hitches for your vehicle. For trailer wiring I would recommend the Plug-N-Tow (TM) Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Flat Trailer Connector, item # 43105. This harness provides up to 8 amps maximum taillight load for trailers with extra lights. Listed below are some other items you may need to complete...
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  • Will The Surco Folding Cargo Carrier, # 52018F, Fit On A 2009 Toyota RAV4
  • On the Surco Folding Cargo Carrier, # 52018F, the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closet edge on the folding basket adapter is 9-3/16 inches. To know if you will be able to open the rear door on your 2009 Toyota RAV4 with the carrier installed, unfolded and empty, you will have to measure the clearance on your vehicle. At the back of your vehicle, measure straight out from the center of the hitch pin hole 17-3/4 inches then 10 inches (4-1/2 inches adapter rise...
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