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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%







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Customer Reviews

Hitch Extender For 1-1/4 - hes6

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom P08/27/2012

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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

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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

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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: Bob C.04/01/2014

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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: Kay02/28/2014

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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: Randy Z10/03/2013

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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: Meagan06/13/2013

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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: Doug E11/28/2011

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Well constructed. 27430



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank02/17/2011

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Capt.Skyler04/02/2014

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Works great and does what they said. shipping is a little slow but worth it. Thanks123441



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Delmas Schlosser03/08/2014

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works great 119946



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sherwood01/22/2014

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



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Benoit F11/18/2013

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Fast delivery and exactly as per the ad 107669



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Audrey Cook10/16/2013

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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: Gordon08/01/2013

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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: Tom S.07/02/2013

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The extender fit perfectly 87121



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Expert Answers about Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6" - hes6                                              Do you have a question about this Hitch Accessories?


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 placed
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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 on the w
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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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  • 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 adapter
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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 the car
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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 of w
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