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Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6"

Brophy Hitch Accessories

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Code:   hes6

Price:$47.95


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Brophy Hitch Accessories - hes6

Features:

  • Prevents hitting trailer or propane tanks when making sharp turns while towing
  • Extends hitch 6" from center to center of hitch pin holes
  • Measures 3" from farthest pin hole to beginning of larger portion of receiver
    • Smaller portion has solid shank
  • Capacity: 175 lbs TW / 1,750 lbs GTW
  • Has powder coated black finish

The limiting factor is the capacity of your hitch or vehicle, whichever has a lower capacity. Using a 1-1/4" extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%







Video of Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6"


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Video Demo Brophy Hitch Accessories HES6
Brophy Hitch Accessories HES6 Review

Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Accessories HES6 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number HES6. This is the Brophy Hitch Extender for 1 1/4 trailer hitch receivers. From the center of one pinhole to the center of the other, we have a measurement of 6 inches. That's going to be the amount of extension that this extender provides. It's really going to help when it comes to staying away from hitting our trailer or propane tanks going around those sharp curves. This extender is really going to help assist in that. We have a measurement of about 3 inches from the end of our receiver tube to the center of our pinhole.

The smaller portion of this adapter or this extender is a nice solid shank. It's going to provide a capacity of 175 pounds of tongue weight or 1,750 pounds of gross towing weight. Keep in mind that the limiting factor is that the capacity of your hitch or vehicle whichever has a lower capacity. When using an extender, it's going to reduce that capacity by 50%. It has a really nice black powder coated finish.

It's going to help withstand up nicely against rust and corrosion. We have an overall length of right around 9 inches. The part that's going to slide into the receiver tube of our hitch from the beginning of the weld to the end of the extender is 4 1/8 inches long. The receiver portion is 4 1/2 inches long. That's going to complete today's review of the Brophy Hitch Extender for 1 1/4 trailer hitch receivers offering a 6 inch extension. Part number HES6.




Customer Reviews

Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6" - hes6

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (152 Customer Reviews)



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Meagan06/13/2013


I had a factory installed hitch put onto my car by the dealer. They had "looked up my bike rack on line to make sure it would work". They said it would, but it didn't. The lower hinge didn't clear the bumper preventing me from getting into the trunk while the bike rack was on my car. I spent an entire day driving all around town looking for a solution to my problem even asking a friend of mine if he could weld something to the hitch to extend the receiver just a few inches. He suggested that I purchase this product. The extender solved my problem and prevented me from having to have something custom built. The folks at etrailer kept me posted as to when my purchase would arrive and were very friendly. I would recommend etrailer.com for their great customer service. Thank you! 84456






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James P11/03/2014


It does not accommodate one of the Polaris ATV hitches, the one inch drop. I like the extension but the distances from the female pin hole on the extension to the male hole on the Polaris hitch are off by about a quarter of an inch. The seam weld on the Polaris hitch gets in the way. Polaris ATV hitch with a 3 inch drop may accommodate this or perhaps a Kolpin hitch...not sure yet. If I cannot figure it out I will send it back. Polaris makes no ATV extensions for hitches, which for the 550 X2 are a must. 159031






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kay02/28/2014


This hitch extender was just what I needed to connect my Thule bike rack to my hitch. Now the rack clears my oversized bumper perfectly and I can still get into my trunk with bikes loaded. Customer service helped me select the correct hitch extender for my vehicle's year/model, answered all my questions, and made sure that I ordered the accessories I needed for a quick installation. The entire process was a breeze -- thank you very much! 117995






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom P08/27/2012


1 1/4" extension fit well (could be a tiny more snug). but was just what i needed for my mini cooper and new bike rack. Fast Ship good price and I would use them again. Now i can use my bike rack! :) 53200






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gale D.02/07/2011


etrailer sent it out ASAP and as heavy as the item is, the shipping was very reasonable. Works like a champ to extend my receiver hitch out a bit to accomodate a folding Thule T2 bike rack on my car. Great company, and would do business with you again! 6749






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry B02/22/2011


Extension is well made and does exactly what I needed to do (get the bike rack clear of the trunk of the car). eTrailer was excellent to deal with. Gave me a free upgrade in shipping and I received the hitch 3 business days after placing the order. 7648






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy Z10/03/2013


The product works great! However, the time it took to receive this item was not. I have bought 3 tow hitches in the past year from here, and everything with those was perfect. I don't know what caused the delay with this much smaller item. 102460






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob C.04/01/2014


I asked Juanita on the phone what I needed, and she recommended this hitch extender. Two days later it was in my hands. Perfect fit, just what I needed. Thanks for the guidance and speedy service. Perfect !! 123159






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gordon08/01/2013


Hitch and extender arrived within 4 days of order. Super easy install. Great products and E Trailer kept me informed from day one. Great Service, will deal with these folks again. 92716






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Audrey Cook10/16/2013


I purchased my hitch and a converter and they have both have been wonderful. Worth every bit of the money. 104003






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Review09/16/2014


Receivinf end is oversized and VERY loose. Needed to add shims to keep the rattle tolerable. 151525






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sherwood01/22/2014


Extension works perfect. Delivery was very quick. Will definitely recommend etrailer. 114516






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mark arnold05/28/2014


As usual E trailer is the best. SUPER fast shipping, great prices. Highly recommend. 133194






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Capt.Skyler04/02/2014


Works great and does what they said. shipping is a little slow but worth it. Thanks 123441






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank02/17/2011


Product was delivered as advertised and right on time. Thanks. 7299






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Walter B.08/29/2014


Thanks for the fast and good service Every thing went well.. 149253






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Benoit F11/18/2013


Fast delivery and exactly as per the ad 107669






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom S.07/02/2013


The extender fit perfectly 87121






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug E11/28/2011


Well constructed. 27430






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Delmas Schlosser03/08/2014


works great 119946






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frankie Stephenson05/16/2013

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

4167



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt H.08/14/2012

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


Everything about this product is Awesom e!! 95182



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken H.08/03/2013

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


This is exactly what I needed since my new hitch is recessed about 4 inches from my rear bumper. The connecting bar on my bike rack would not reach my hitch. Almost bought the 6" version, but once I noticed the availability of the 10" extention, I decided it would provide greater distance, keeping the handle bars away from my SUV rear window. Great product and their staff are extremely helpful if you need to call them :-) 93058



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry S.04/25/2012

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

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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: fastandy08/13/2011

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

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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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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: rs2diesel07/06/2011

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


Quality ball mount and ball. I'm suprised to find extended ball mounts in 11", 13.5" and 16" sizes, so I can put down the tailgate on my pickup without detaching the trailer. Fast shipping (free) adds icing on the cake. They even sent a coupon for 5% off on my next order. THX 18707



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Patty S.03/30/2009

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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: Edge54006/02/2012

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


Purchased because my bike rack was too close to the back of the car. The quality of this product is top notch and eTrailer was excellent to deal with. This item moved the bike rack 10 inches back, making the bike rack easier to use. You won't be disappointed. 42402



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rod P.10/20/2012

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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

Review from a similar Brophy Hitch Extender


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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  • Can a Hitch Extender be Used with a Bike Rack
  • The limiting factor is the capacity of your hitch. Using a 1-1/4 inch extender will reduce your hitch overall capacity by half. Your hitch has a 200 pound maximum tongue weight, so by using the extender you will be limiting your capacity to 100 pounds. Tongue weight is the weight of the bike rack, the extender (if used), and any load in the vehicle behind the rear axle, plus the bikes on the rack. You can see that, when using an extender, you will be significantly limited to the amount...
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  • Recommend 1-1/4 Hitch Extender For Thule T2 # TH917XTR To Clear Rear Bumper When Folded Up
  • For a 1-1/4 inch hitch extender, we have the Brophy Hitch Extender, part # HES6. This will extend the receiver by 6 inches. However, when using a hitch extender you will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch in half. So if you have a Class I hitch which has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs, you would be limited to carrying 100 lbs. This includes the weight of the Thule T2 # TH917XTR, which is about 50 pounds, plus the weight of your bicycles. You will want to check the...
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  • Using a Hitch Extender With Bike Rack on 2006 Honda CR-V
  • We have what you are looking for, the 6 Inch Hitch Extender for 1-1/4 inch receivers, part # HES6. This will extend your receiver by 6 inches, which will hopefully clear your spare tire. One caution, though. Using this extender will lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half. If you have a Class I hitch (see the label on the hitch) your tongue weight capacity will be 200 lbs. Using the extender would lower that figure to 100 lbs. This means that the bike rack and the bikes...
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  • Shank Extension for Thule Doubletrack Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack to Clear Spare on Jeep Wrangler
  • The replacement shank # 853-7292 is designed to fit certain Thule bike racks as a replacement. It does not fit as a replacement or as an extension on the Doubletrack, # TH990XT. You would have to use a hitch extender like # HE06 for a 2 inch hitch or # hes6 for a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Please note that the use of an extension reduces the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. So if the hitch on your Jeep is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight, using the extension will reduce that...
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  • What is Measurement From Hitch Pin Hole to Where Diameter Increases on Brophy 1-1/4 Hitch Extender
  • I contacted our representative at Brophy and he informed me that from the center of the hitch pin hole to where the shafts diameter increases on Hitch Extender, part # hes6, is 3 inches. He also said that there is a bead of weld where the diameter starts to increase and that the distance from the center of hitch pin hole to beginning of weld bead is 2-5/8 inches.
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  • Using Brophy Hitch Extender # hes0 for 1-1/4 Inch Bike Rack on 2003 Mini Cooper
  • The Brophy Hitch Extender, part # hes0, is a hitch extender that will extend out your 1-1/4 inch opening by 10 inches. The hitch opening on the extender is 1-1/4 inch. The # hes0 extender will accept the shaft of a 1-1/4 inch bike rack, but you we need to remember that when using the extender it will reduce the overall weight capacity of your hitch by 50 per cent. On your 2003 Mini Cooper the hitch will usually be a Class I hitch that has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. Check...
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  • Is there Clearance for Installation of a Hitch Bike Rack on a 2011 Subaru Forester
  • You would most likely need an extension to be able to use a bike rack with only 4-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier. We have a video of a hitch installation on a 2010 Subaru Forester, see link, that shows the hitch pin hole on that vehicle ends up about 7-1/2 inches back from the farthest out part of the rear bumper. You would only need about 3 inches of extension, so the Brophy Hitch Extender, # hes6, with 6 inches of extension would...
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  • What is Used to Attach Brophy Hitch Extender # hes6 to a Trailer Hitch
  • The Brophy Hitch Extender, part # hes6 will attach to your 1-1/4 inch hitch with a 1/2 inch diameter hitch pin like the Draw-Tite Pin and Clip, part # PC2. I would also recommend the Deadbolt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, part # 7682 and to help keep the assembly quiet the Curt Trailer Hitch Anti-Rattle Kit, part # F-315. Remember, when using a hitch extender your towing capacity and tongue weight capacity will be reduced by 50 per cent.
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  • Using Hitch Extension for Cargo Carrier on 2005 Subaru Outback With Class II Receiver
  • Using an extender like the part # HES6 you referenced will reduce the tongue weight capacity (or downward force that can be safely applied to the hitch) by 50 percent. I would avoid using an extender if at all possible. I would recommend the Pro Series 20 x 48 Cargo Carrier, part # 63155. It will fit your 1-1/4 inch class II receiver, and offers a 300 lb weight capacity. The shank is long enough to offer 11 inches of clearance measured from the hitch pin hole to the closest portion of...
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  • Distance from Hitch Pin Hole to Larger Part of Trailer Hitch Extender Adapters hes0 and hes6
  • On both hitch adapters # hes0 and # hes6 the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the end that fits into the receiver to the larger portion of the extenders is 3 inches according to Brophy. But from the center of the hole to the weld seam it is 2-5/8 inches. I believe that either should work for you. Please note that the use of an extender or adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. On the 2006 Mini Cooper hitches that will reduce...
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  • Is Hitch Extender, part # hes6, an adapter or extender?
  • This Hitch Extender For 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, 6 inch, code # hes6, extends your tongue 6 inches, but will not adapt it to a 2-inch receiver, so this is perfect for your application. This will do the job for you, but be careful not to exceed the reduced capacity of your tongue weight. So if your hitch tongue weight capacity was 200 lbs, the extender will reduce it to 100 lbs maximum.
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  • Will Bike Rack Capacity Be Reduced When Using a Trailer Hitch Extender on a 2005 Honda CR-V
  • The capacity of the bike rack will not be reduced and will remain at 70 pounds. But the tongue weight capacity of the hitch and your vehicle will be reduced by 50 percent. You will need to consult your owners manual to see what the tongue weight capacity is for the CR-V. If you have a Class I hitch, like the Hidden Hitch, # 60952, the tongue weight capacity will be reduced to 100 pounds. The rack plus the weight of the bikes, could be dangerously close to that 100 pound limit, depending...
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  • Hitch Extender Cuts Tongue Weight Capacity
  • You should be fine. If you have a Class I hitch, you will have a 200-lb tongue weight at least. The extender will cut your tongue weight in half, leaving you with 100 lbs of tongue weight. Two bikes plus your bike rack only comes to roughly 82 lbs, so you are well under the 100-lb capacity.
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  • Hitch Extender # hes6 Recommendation on a 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  • This Hitch Extender For 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver 6 inch, part # hes6, extends your tongue 6 inches, but will not adapt it to a 2-inch receiver, so this is perfect for the application on your 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. This will do the job for you, but be careful not to exceed the reduced capacity of your tongue weight. So if your hitch tongue weight capacity was 200 lbs, the extender will reduce it to 100 lbs maximum. I attached a link to an FAQ page hitch extenders and...
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  • Is the Brophy # HES6 a Hitch Extender for a 1-1/4 Inch Receiver
  • The Brophy # HES6 is an hitch extender for a 1-1/4 inch receiver. It features a 1-1/4 inch shank on one end and a 1-1/4 inch receiver on the other. It will move a hitch mounted accessory like a bike rack or a ball mount 6 inches further away from the rear of the vehicle. Using the extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half. If your hitch is a Class I with a 200 lb tongue weight capacity, using the extender will reduce that to 100 lbs. For a Class II hitch...
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  • Which Hitch Extender Needed to Use Bike Rack in Hitch Installed on 2012 Chevy Camaro
  • We have two extenders available that are compatible with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The # HES6 is 6 inches long and the # HES0 is 10 inches. To determine which you need, you'll need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole in the shank of your bike rack to the closest portion of the rack upright. The length of the shank added to the length of the extender would need to be longer than 12 inches, so the bike rack clears the bumper. However, using the extender will lower the tongue...
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  • Using Hitch Extender with Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Bar to Clear Spare Tire on Jeep
  • If 6 inches would be enough extension, you could go with the Brophy 6 inch hitch extender, part # HES6. Unless you Jeep has huge swamper tires on it, 6 inches of extension should be plenty. However, keep in mind that using the extender will lower your hitch tongue weight capacity by half. If your hitch has a 350 tongue weight capacity, using the extender would lower that to 175. If you're using the Darby extender to carry something like a ladder or a canoe, half the weight of the load...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation to Let a Thule Parkway Bike Rack Clear Bumper of 2014 Nissan Rogue
  • We have two options that will extend your 1-1/4 inch hitch so that you would have enough clearance for your bike rack on your 2014 Nissan Rogue, but first you need to consider that using an extender cuts the capacity of your hitch in half. The Brophy Extender part # hes6 will give you an additional 6 inches of clearance, the # hes0 will give you 10 inches of clearance. I would recommend going with the shortest one that will still give you the needed clearance. I attached an FAQ article...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extension for 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch with 1-1/4 Inch Receiver at the End
  • We do have hitch extenders for 1-1/4 inch hitches that have a 1-1/4 inch receiver at the end. Brophy 6 inch extender # hes6 is one option. And there is a 10 inch version, # hes0. Please note that the use of an extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent while also putting more stress on the hitch and where the hitch is attached to the vehicle.
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  • Hitch Adapter For Platform-Style Bike Rack For Audi A5 With Class l Hitch
  • Using a hitch adapter in the receiver on your Audi A5 will reduce the weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. You will want to check your owner's manual or with your dealership to see what the tongue weight capacity for your A5 is. Tongue weight includes the bike carrier weight added to the weight of the bike(s) you plan on carrying. The Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH917XTR is designed so that it can be used in a Class l hitch. The carrier measures 18 inches from...
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  • Can 2 Adapters be Used to Carry a Kuat NV Bike Rack on a 2010 Nissan Altima with Class I Hitch
  • As you probably know the use of a hitch adapter or extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. The extender alone will cut the capacity of the 2010 Altima trailer hitch down to 100 pounds. Adding an adapter, # HT5R, will reduce the capacity further. The Kuat NV, # N101, by itself weighs about 60 pounds. Even without bikes loaded the trailer hitch cannot handle the additional stress and damage to the hitch and vehicle will likely occur. The best...
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  • Hitch Extender to Extend a 1-1/4 Inch Hitch and Adapter to Go From 1-1/4 to 2 Inch Hitch
  • Yes, hitch extender # hes6 is an extension for 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers and does have a 1-1/4 inch receiver on the other end as well. I have linked a video review of this adapter for you. If you need an adapter to go from a 1-1/4 inch hitch to a 2 inch you can use # HTAD. I have linked a video for this adapter as well. Please note that the use of either extender/adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent.
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  • Will Brophy Hitch Extender # hes0 Work with 1-1/4" Hitch Receiver and Swagman XTC Platform Bike Rack
  • Hello! Yes, the Brophy Hitch Extender, # hes0, will work with your 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver and your Swagman XTC Platform Bike Rack, # S64670. This extender will move your bike rack an additional 10 inches away from your 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. If you are looking to gain just a few inches, I suggest that you go with the Brophy Hitch Extender, # hes6. You want to keep the rack as close to the car as possible to avoid added stress on the hitch and this extender only moves the rack an additional...
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  • Looking for Bike Rack for 2005 Honda CRV to Clear Rear Mounted Spare Tire
  • Keep in mind that using a hitch extender or adapter will lower the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by half. The tongue weight capacity is the maximum amount of weight that can be safely suspended from the receiver opening without causing damage. If your CRV has a Class III hitch, the 350 lb tongue weight capacity would be lowered to 175 lbs. This means that the weight of the rack and the bikes placed upon it can be no more than 175 lbs. The Swagman XC, part # S64650 weighs approximately...
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