Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening so that you can clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack or so that your trailer won't hit a rear-mounted propane tank when you make sharp turns. Powder coated steel resists rust. Call 800-298-8924 to order Brophy Hitch Accessories part number hes6 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Brophy products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6". Hitch Accessories reviews from real customers.
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Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6"

Brophy Hitch Accessories

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Brophy Hitch Accessories - hes6

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening so that you can clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack or so that your trailer won't hit a rear-mounted propane tank when you make sharp turns. Powder coated steel resists rust.

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



Note: 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 percent.


Dimensions



HES6 Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6"







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


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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:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening so that you can clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack or so that your trailer won't hit a rear-mounted propane tank when you make sharp turns. Powder coated steel resists rust.


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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





Comments

Still performing very well. Great product. We use it to connect our bike carrier to the receiver.

Bob C - 04/01/2015

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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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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





Comments

Product works great, easy to use, solved clearance problem with external mount spare tire

Gordon - 01/30/2015

9121



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by: Sherwood01/22/2014


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





Comments

Product works great. We use it for our bike rack.

Sherwood - 01/23/2015

8855



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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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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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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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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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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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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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by: Greg M.01/23/2015


Works great for ATV hitches to give you the extra clearance to get past after market rear bumpers. Etrailer really gets it to you fast. They are very personable too and have great customer service. 171017






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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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by: Kevin Q04/12/2015


Does the job, but it needs an additional device to prevent it from moving around in the original hitch. 184862






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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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by: Hank D.05/08/2015


The hitch extender arrived in a timely manner and meets my need. Great customer service. 191433






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by: mark arnold05/28/2014


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






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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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by: Frank02/17/2011


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






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by: Walter B.08/29/2014


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






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by: Benoit F11/18/2013


Fast delivery and exactly as per the ad 107669






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by: Tom S.07/02/2013


The extender fit perfectly 87121






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by: Doug E11/28/2011


Well constructed. 27430






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by: Delmas Schlosser03/08/2014


works great 119946




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Ask the Experts about this Brophy Hitch Accessories


  • 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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  • Shank Extension Options to Extend Swagman XTC 4 Bike Carrier Past Vehicle Bumper
  • I may have a solution for you, but Swagman does not offer longer replacement shanks for the XTC 4 Bike Rack, # S64665. 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...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Chevy Impala with Class II Hitch
  • Using a hitch extension like # hes6 will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. Instead, I recommend going with a bike rack with a longer shank to negate the use of the extension. Take a look at the Highland SportWing Bike Carrier # 5801200. This bike rack measures 15-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the nearest upright bar. This will be more than enough to clear the back of the vehicle. I have included a link to a video review of this rack...
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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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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Lexus IS 250
  • The only hitch we offer for your 2011 Lexus IS 250 Sedan is the Curt Hitch part # C11372 which is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening. There is no good way to use a 2 inch bike rack in a 1-1/4 inch hitch. You would have to use an adapter like part # HTAD which would reduce the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. 2 inch hitches are usually only seen on vehicles with higher capacities like trucks and SUVs. I know you said you don't want to go with a different bike rack but that...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Recommendation So a Hitch Cover can Fit a 2015 Chevy Equinox
  • The easiest solution I could make for you would be to use a Hitch Extender # hes6. This will install in your hitch and will give you an additional 6 inches so that the Hitch Cover # HDHCM14 will fit on your 2015 Chevy Equinox.
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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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  • 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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  • How Much Weight Can Be Loaded in Cargo Carrier on 2015 Wrangler Unlimited w/ Class III Hitch
  • If the hitch in on your Wrangler Unlimited has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity, it means that no more than 350 lbs can be safely suspended from the receiver. The weight of the carrier would be included in that 350 lb figure. If the carrier is used with an extender like part # HES6, the tongue weight capacity of the hitch would be reduced by 50 percent. The further the load is moved away from the receiver, the more leverage is exerted. If this leverage becomes too great, the hitch receiver...
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  • Hitch Extender and Recommended Locks Compatible with Class I Trailer Hitch
  • The distance from the hitch pin hole center on end that slides into the hitch receiver to the nearest end of extension # hes6 is approximately 1-1/2 inches. I assume you are asking this because you have a Class I trailer hitch. It will fit a Class I trailer hitch. The pin holes are standard size for 1-1/4 inch accessories, 1/2 inch. Tow Ready lock # 5200 is the most popular standard hitch lock for 1-1/4 inch hitches. But I like the DeadBolt lock # RH2-XL because it will be flush against...
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  • Would a Hitch Extender Be Needed to Carry a Harmar Scooter on a 2011 Buick Lacrosse
  • The problem with hitch extenders is that they reduce the capacity of the hitch they are installed on by 50 percent. The Hidden Hitch part # 90242 that you referenced has a tongue weight capacity of 300 lbs, so if you were to use an extender you would now be limited to 150 lbs of tongue weight. When installed the hitch opening should be recessed behind your bumper about 4 inches, so most likely the carrier you have would not require more clearance, but you can measure it from the center...
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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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  • 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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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Mustang GT
  • The problem with hitch extenders like the part # hes6 that you referenced is that they cut the capacity of the hitch in half when used and create extra movement. Because of that they aren't an ideal solution for you. A better option would be to return the bike rack (if it's new), and get one with enough clearance so that an extender isn't needed. The Thule Helium Bike Rack part # TH9042 would be a great option that has plenty of clearance. It has a distance of 11-1/2 inches from the...
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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 Two Hitch Extenders Be Used Together
  • The thing about hitch extenders is that with each one you use you end up cutting the hitch's capacity in half. Since you would be using two of them you would end up cutting the capacity by 75 percent. When you combine that with the fact that the # HT5R specifically states that you shouldn't use it with any other hitch extenders I can not recommend you use this setup. If you can get by with just using the # HT5R or just the # hes6 and would still have the needed capacity after being...
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