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Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed

Darby Hitch Cargo Carrier

(156 reviews)


Code:   DTA944

Retail:$114.95

Price:$100.95


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Darby Hitch Cargo Carrier - DTA944


Features:

  • Mounts to existing 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Adjustable design allows for use with different size vehicles
  • Extends for use with roof rack or truck bed loads
  • Constructed of heavy duty tubular powder coated steel for durability
  • Installs and removes in seconds: secures with standard pin and clip (included) or lock (sold separately)
  • 4' wide support to secure load
  • Stores flat behind seat when not in use


Specs:

  • Works with 2" x 2" trailer hitches only
  • 350 lb load capacity
  • Includes pins to secure Extend-a-Truck
  • Includes red safety flag to alert drivers of the extended load
  • Extends 49" horizontally for bed level hauling
  • Extends 9-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole when used as a roof rack extension
  • Vertical Adjustments (from the top of the hitch opening):
    • adjusts vertically between 13-3/8" and 20-3/8" (for bed height)
    • adjusts vertically between 53-3/8" and 60-3/8" (for roof height)


Load Extender Dimensions
Load Extender Dimensions
Load Extender used horizontally for bed level hauling

Load Extender used vertically for roof level hauling

944 Darby Industries Extend-A-Truck 2 in 1 Load Support for 2" Hitch Openings - Replaces C235








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Video Transcript for Darby Hitch Cargo Carrier DTA944 Review

Today we're going to review part number DTA944. This is the Darby extended truck hitch mounted load extender for your roof or your truck bed. This part will mount to existing two inch trailer hitch receiver. The adjustable design of this will allow for use with different size vehicles. It extends for use with roof rack or a truck bed loads. This part is constructed of a heavy powder coated steel for durability,.

It installs and removes in seconds and it secures with a standard pin and clip. The top part here is 4 foot wide to support and secure the load. Again this does work on a two inch by two inch trailer hitch. I have an example here of it inserted into a two inch trailer hitch. It does have a 350 pound load capacity.

It does include the pins to secure the extend a truck. Another part that is included is this red safety flag to alert drivers of your extended load. Now I have it installed in for a roof load. Basically it will extend out from your hitch pin hole 9 1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole when used as a roof rack extension. The vertical adjustment, I have it at the lowest setting right now, which is 53 3/8 inches.

If you take the pin out and want to raise it the very top highest position would make it 60 3/8 inches. Now what Im also going to do is show you how to convert this for a truck bed load. Basically you can just take this top part and we'll sit this down and then you'll want to remove the pin and clip that holds it in. slide it out of the two inch receiver. Now you turn the long part and stick it in there.

Then we'll put the pin and clip back in. that's bringing it down to your truck bed height. Then you'll be able to insert this into the, for a truck bed. Now that will extend it out from your hitch pin hole 49 inches horizontally for hauling with your truck bed. It will also have the adjustments like we mentioned the other way. The lowest it would measure at 13 3/8 inches. The highest will be 20 3/8 inches for bed height. That should do it for review on part number DTA944.


Customer Reviews

Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed - DTA944

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (156 Customer Reviews)




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by: Tom D.04/01/2016


Delivery was fast and the product is as expected. This is great for my short bed truck with a hard cover. I carry a large tool box in the bed and other materials; I can use this to pick up lumber without have to empty the bed. For really long pieces, I can use it in conjunction with the roof luggage carrier. I can use bed high or hard cover high. Excellent product. 242634



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by: Richard B.12/17/2012


I received the load extender in the 3-day window promised (which I paid for) and it has the features that I think will work fine. The square tubing construction is substantial enough and fits my Class 3 trailer hitch nicely. I recently sold my 10 year old Jeep Grand Cherokee and replaced it with a smaller SUV with way better gas mileage and generally lower cost of ownership. But one big feature that I missed from the Jeep was the ability to slap small loads of lumber and sheet goods on the roof rack. My SUV's rack is too small. This extender effectively enlarges my carrying capacity and, while I have not yet used it due to a stretch of wet weather, I suspect it will only take a couple of minutes to mount and secure when needed. I think perhaps for the money a couple of tie-downs could have been included but overall this will do the job. 61661



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by: captneil08/04/2014


Everything expected , lines up with Thule roof racks by about either 1" low or 1" higher this should be fine . I could re-drill but I don't think I will. 144273


Comments

This was a great solution to hauling my 13 sailboat instead of a trailer . This was a great solution to hauling my 12 sailboat instead of a trailer . Jeep was already in tow behind motor home .

captneil - 08/04/2015

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by: Paul G08/21/2014


Picked up my new 14' canoe in my short bed Ford 2002 F150 pick up using your newly purchased hitch attachment. Couldn't have worked better/easier/or faster. Canoe didn't budge and rode absolutely quiet. No rattling or bouncing. Happy I found your web site. 147865


Comments

2-words. Love it!!! Use it often and perfectly fits the purpose.

Paul G - 08/24/2015

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by: Paul C08/06/2012


The extendatruck hitch is a helpful piece of equipment - solidly constructed and very easy to install. Note you do need to guy it down to the truck with ropes when using in the top-carrier position or it will rattle like crazy - I would not want to be traveling anywhere unless the unit's crossbars were tied. That said, I used it to carry a heavy fishing kayak for 250 miles over a pickup bed to cushion the ropes/tie-downs against the truck lest you end up with rub-marks on your vehicle. Works awesome in the lay-down mode. very quick to tie a kayak down and launch in prepped position. 50672



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by: jerry h07/12/2014


Product came as described. Was quite dirty coming out of the box.Coat of dusty dust had to be cleaned up before use. Was fine after clean up. Red flag was included. Nice addition. 141037


Comments

Working out quite well. I get a lot of comments at the home improvement stores.

jerry h - 07/12/2015

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by: tom06/05/2015


Tori B Did a great job taking the order and the product worked great. I used it to support my rowing shell. Good Job, Tom 200938


Comments

Still getting the job done and save me this past week from paying someone to move some long pipes. Thanks,

tom - 06/18/2016

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by: Steve S03/31/2014


The Darby bed extender works just as advertised and is perfect for carrying my kayaks. I received all items I ordered fast and appreciated the excellent communication by etrailer.com. 122995


Comments

Still working out great. No complaints.

Steve S - 04/02/2015

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by: Ralph G.11/04/2014


My problem was how to transport securely my 16' kayak in the 6.5' bed of my Toyota Tundra. Tne Darby "Extend-A-Truck" concept appealed to me and since the price was very reasonable, it was Made in USA and shipping paid, I bought one and it has proven to be "just what I needed". My kayak loads easily, is safe when mounted (I taped a 4' length of foam pipe insulation over the Extend-A-Truck" crosspiece to protect the hull) and is very secure in transit. I am very glad I bought this product. 159075



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by: David C07/05/2016


The "Truck Extension" (mfgr's name for it) arrived today, in excellent condition. It's heavy - as it needs to be - & appears well-built. Both pins needed to use it were included, as shown in the product photo. It will be used on a F-150 Crew Cab (only a 5-1/2' bed) to haul longer lumber. The cross-bar is just enough over 10 feet out on my truck that I may drill another mount hole to move it in when needed. The welded loops on the cross-bar are spaced just about right to stabilize 4-foot wide sheets. A not-so-obvious nice feature: disassembled, the long bar slides inside the cross-bar, making it convenient to store and to haul when not in use. 268319



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by: CanDo08/11/2016


The 4ft extension is .100" thick and the "T" piece is .080". The extension slides into the "T" for easy storage. Hitch extensions in general probably should angle up from the hitch to the "T" for more clearance. Since I only need a 2ft. extension for hauling a kayak, I will shorten mine and drill two new holes for the hitch pin. Overall, it's a quality design. With a piece of plywood on it, the extension could double as a work table. 282652



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by: Mike l06/27/2014


Wonderful product. Very good price. Wobbles a bit where in receiver. But I can fix that 137957


Comments

Still use it and it works fine.

Mike l - 06/29/2015

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by: Pat M02/01/2016


Using this product is a lot easier than putting the Kayak on top of the car. I covered the bars with pipe insulation so the Kayak would not get scratched. It carries two Kayaks great. I use it with my Yukon. Once the Kayaks are in the vehicle, I pull the door down and tie it. It takes very little time to set up. I have a trailer, but there are some places we go that won't allow trailers, so this is the perfect solution. It is also the perfect solution if you just want to throw one Kayak in and go. Once unloaded, I just break it down and put it in the vehicle. I am completely satisfied. 236698



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by: Bill Mt Juliet TN05/20/2015


Works great to carry my 16' canoe in my Dodge pickup. 194611


Comments

It works great

Bill M - 05/26/2016

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by: Jerry S.06/03/2014


Wish the fit was more snug where it goes into the hitch. It is certainly strong enough for all I want to do just a little wobbly. Would be good to have several holes for the pins where it attaches to the hitch this would probably make it more stable if it had more settings to allow it to go further into the hitch. I may drill another hole myself. Heavy duty is what I'd call it without the pretentious price of Thule and other high priced racks. Meets my needs and exceeded my expectations! Highly recommend this product! Thanks! - Jerry 134130



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by: George S08/06/2014


I have been looking for a way to transport a canoe that I recently obtained. My truck has a shell on the bed and wind deflectors around the cab side windows which makes it difficult in working out a way to carry the canoe. This eliminates any traditional hard mounts. I put a receiver hitch on the truck to use the Extend-A-Truck rack for the rear support. Utilizing canoe foam blocks on the cab and appropriate tiedowns as well as other supports, this arrangement should work fine. Just waiting for the time to use it. 144831



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by: Ham S04/27/2011


The Darby Extend a Truck comes just as advertised and is perfect for my kayak and surfboards. The hitch mount is a little loose, but tying it down well is no problem. etrailer customer service is excellent and they ship fast. The same item can be found at a lower price however. 12433



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by: Dave J.10/10/2016


I had originally purchased the cargo carrier to haul my two 12.5 ft kayaks, which it does very well. However, I find myself using the carrier far more often for home and garden projects. Its ideal for hauling long lumber with short bed pickup trucks. Awesome product. 305124



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by: E.C.09/19/2016


The rack fulfilled all expectations, was concerned about how it might affect vehicle stability, HANDLED GREAT !! I would suggest that the manufacturer add 2 more tie down eyes to the longer extention section, for convenience. Again,very satisfied. 296270



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by: Eric S.12/05/2013


I used my load extender yesterday and it worked GREAT.. Very easy to install (using the 2 pins included).. The material is nice and heavy so I wasn't worried about the weight of the load, and I could still raise the tanneau cover and get to the tools in the bed of my truck, even with the ladder still in the rack.. I'm sure I'll be using the rack alot more now that I have it... Great product for the price and I would highly recommend it.. 109182



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by: Joe V.03/07/2011


I recently bought a small SUV after my pick up truck stopped running. I needed a way to haul small quantities of 2X4 Lumber, and 4X8 sheet material on top of my roof rack. This roof extender seems to be the perfect hitch accessory available at the right price!. I got free shipping when I bought a few more accessory items. Everything was delivered quickly and appears to be constructed well. Overall a great value. Thanks! 8691



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by: Sam T.05/13/2011


I received my "T-bar" as a Christmas present 4 years ago and have used it dozens of times since to haul canoes with. It was, without a doubt, one of the most useful gifts I have ever gotten! So much so that I gave my son-in-law one for his first Christmas gift from me and am purchasing another one to give as a birthday present to the person who gave me mine. Can't think of a better way to say thank you than that! 13881



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by: Jim K.09/18/2014


Great product and easy to use - installs in a few minutes. Only two pieces to the rack so I can store it out of the way under the back seat of my truck when not in use. I would recommend getting the pad that is custom made to go with the rack to keep your canoe or kayak cushioned when on the rack. The width of the rack allows you to fit two kayaks side by side which was a big plus for me. 151961



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by: Chad05/28/2010


Great extender but take note I bought this to use with a canoe in the bed. It works great for that - strong, easy to load, I love it for what it does. Very worth the money. One thing to note about the description, though, is that the L piece does NOT fit in the cab of my truck. It's too long to fit behind the seat in my 2008 Tacoma Access cab. Other than that I love the thing. 3071



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by: no name04/08/2013


Not too sure if this is going to work. I have a 24 ft. rowing shell so the rack will not work when the boat is in the bed of the truck but should be OK with the boat on the roof. It's Spring and I have to unwrap the boat and try out the rack. If the rowing shell is too long I know it will be perfect for my Kayack Either way, the rack is made very well 74914



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by: John Coughlin03/25/2014


I have not used it yet but I did hook it up to my Honda ridgeline .It seems well made and fits well into my factory 2" receiver . I did add reflective tape to cross bar and tape to show me where to stop so pin hole lines up near bumper. I will send pictures of it with my 16' Gloucester light dory on it when the weather breaks. Thanks John 122122



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by: AliCat Farm01/14/2015


As I was opening my hitch extender my son-in-law reminded me of his birth date, and then said he knew what he was getting his dad for his next birthday or Christmas. I'm building a permanent canoe cover, and the guys at the lumber yard were amazed everything I needed fit on the extender and how easy it was to tie down. Roof tin, 4 4x4s and all the lumber. 168951



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by: Rich S10/30/2014


Delivered quickly and the product was as expected. Hauled a bed of 16' lumber as well electric conduit thus far. The "tail" could be a little tighter in the hitch. The "flag" is just a plastic sheet which didn't survive the first trip. No big deal but,I suggest you eliminate it from the package. I will shop etrailer.com again for my future needs. 158474



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by: Andy F.08/18/2016


Ordered the Darby Extend-A-Truck hitch to haul a 12' kayak. I was impressed with the quality of craftsmanship, ease of use, and functionality. This worked well with my 2009 Toyota Tacoma Short Bed and enabled the kayak to be placed flat on the bed and hitch extension. It is very sturdy and has tie-down attachments which kept the cargo secure. 285247



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by: Ed S04/07/2016


Great product, I have a short bed pickup and this lets me carry long items 12' plus easily. The service was excellent, when orders exceeded inventory they were on e-mail immediately and let me know, I was willing to wait and they accommodated. The delivery came inside of two weeks anyway, a nice company, with good outreach folks. 243286



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by: Dean_Washington State03/07/2015


Great product that works for what I bought it for. Hauling my kayak on top of my 71 Jeepster with a soft top. 177469



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by: John M.10/18/2016


This is exactly what I was looking for and I thought the price was very reasonable. Zach, who I first talked to was very helpful and once I described what I wanted was able to search and locate what I wanted in short order. I also received my order sooner than I thought I would. I'm very satisfied. 308255



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by: Mike L.03/25/2014


Seems to be a good product, minimal sway when anchored as suggested. Does the job as a rear kayak mounting point. The only note is that it will not fit a Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited without airing down or removing the spare. If the pin location was 1/2 inch farther back it would work perfectly. 122061



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by: Pa06/24/2016


Excellent! Use it to haul my canoe in the bed of my truck. It is a struggle to put a canoe on the roof, but a piece of cake to put it in the bed. Etrailer is fantastic; great customer service, returns are easy, they deliver fast and they answer the phone. Why would you buy anywhere else? 264758



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by: John K.07/12/2014


Used to support a canoe on top of my pickup truck. I am super satisfied with this product. Made it easy to load and tie down. I wish I had taken a picture to send. Delivery was quick too. Thanks etrailer 140985



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by: Norm B.06/05/2011


Great tool for many jobs. Well made,very strong.I also use mine to haul my canoe. 16165



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by: Gerald D.08/10/2016


just what I needed. arrived in 3 days. very easy to use on Colorado. 282206



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by: BGood07/04/2012


So far so good...haven't really gotten to 'use' other than trial run but easy to use and sturdy and even came with cotter pins. Will share pictures once I have it loaded with my gear (using as standup paddleboard rack in conjunction with cargo control bar-too easy!). 46701



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by: gordon kibbe07/30/2014


I haven't used it yet,but it's just what I wanted,i've got a ranger with a 6' bed,I'll be building a 12'x16' shed,kind of hard to carry,12' and 16' 2x6's in the bed,so this should do it.Thanks to Granger for hooking me up to you 143539



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by: Mark S.10/03/2011


The product is exactly what I expected and I am pleased with it. The service from etrailer I will rate superior because I have have received none better and this is the standard all online businesses should strive to achieve. 24981



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by: Bob McD.09/18/2012


Great communication. The product was what I expected, will do what I need, and was sent and received earlier than expected. Customer support kept me informed every step. That is what I expect out of a U.S. Company. 55073



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by: Harry H06/28/2014


Well made and well designed product that solved my problem of carrying my 17' canoe with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma with a 7' bed! This thing rocks! Easy to set up, attach securely, and store when not needed. I am happy! 138211



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by: Shane05/19/2016


A little loose/wobbly but to be expected.. Works well as intended purpose with no issues. Great for extending the bed or raising a support up for Kayaks in concert with roof racks. Good product for the price. 250775



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by: Jerry C.06/04/2014


Great product! Received it quickly and used it the day after it was delivered. Easy to assemble/dis-assemble and store. Used it to haul 3 kayaks. Highly recommended and great service from Ricky at etrailer.com. 134223



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by: Tom C.06/03/2014


Just received Extend-A-Hitch. Out of the box everything needed was there, easily installed, and well made. I consider this a great purchase and recommend this product to anyone who needs to haul longer items. 134011



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by: Paul05/06/2016


Works hard and held up well after occasional usages during the year. Strong and the top Tue points are useful for both load tie down and bar stabilized strap too. Buy it and you'll not be disappointed. 248770



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by: Tommy J04/12/2016


Came quickly, good packaging. Haven't opened the box as of yet, though should be great for putting those extra long pieces of molding and lumber that will not fit inside my Expedition El on the roof rack. 243888



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by: Rob H.11/15/2012


the Extend-A-Truck Load Extender worked perfectly for my 16" canoe and truck's 5 1/2 foot short bed. The foam kayak block is a must. Your fast service and shipping is very impressive! 59476



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by: Briab05/24/2015


Worked like a charm for me. I have a Frontier with the short bed so I needed something to give me a bit more stability so I could safely haul my kayak. This item did the trick. 196465



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by: Dale J03/28/2016


Arrived very quickly. Appears to be very well built. Looking forward to not having to use a trailer for every little thing over 8 foot long in my 5 & a half foot pickup box !!! 242093

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  • The kayak carrier saddle I recommend is the Heininger Advantage # HE3030. The cushions will wrap around your extender such as # DTA944 to be able to mount and protect your kayak. I went to our warehouse to get the cushions and provide you a video. They will be a little snug but the great thing is the adhesive strip and tie down strap will secure the cushion to your truck bed extender.
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  • How to Transport SUP on 2006 Honda Ridgeline Fitted with Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Kayak Carrier
  • Yes, that makes good sense...you want a single bar roof rack for use with your Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 to transport your stand-up paddleboard (SUP). No sense paying for two crossbars when you need only one. But I have an even better option for you that will save you even more money! Since your only need is transporting the SUP you can completely avoid the cost of a roof rack bar by using your hitch-mount Darby Kayak Carrier # DTA944-968-924 along with...
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  • Does the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, # DTA944 Come With Straps
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, # DTA944, does not comes with the straps you see in the pictures. It does come with a little red flag, though. If you look at some of the pictures of just the extender, you will see two loops, one on each end, of the T part of the extender. You could run safety cables, rope, or hooks through these to help secure the cargo. The other straps are attached in the adjustments holes for the cross bar. You could also wrap a strap around each...
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  • Comparing Darby Extend-A-Truck Load Extender and Erickson Big Bed Junior Load Extender
  • There aren't many differences at all between the Erickson load extender # EM07605 and the Darby version # DTA944. If it were me I would go with the Erickson and save some money. I strongly recommend using an substantial anti-rattle device when using a load extender like this because they do tend to move quite a bit. For an anti-rattle device I recommend # BX88224 because it reduces/eliminates movement vertically and horizontally. A dual hitch receiver is not recommended because it...
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  • Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover Recommendation for 2014 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab
  • The TracRac Ladder Rack system you referenced, part # TA27000-01, is one of three confirmed fits for a ladder rack for your 2014 Toyota Tacoma. This fixed-mount ladder rack mounts to the underside of your Tacoma's bed rails with clamp-on hardware, no drilling required. A video is linked to illustrate. All ladder racks for your truck can be seen on the link provided. Typically tonneau covers and ladder racks will use the same points on the truck's bed rails for installation. The various...
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  • Will Extang Trifecta Tonneau Cover Fit 2014 Nissan Frontier 5ft Bed with UtiliTrack And Bed Extender
  • I spoke with my contact at Extang and the Trifecta Soft Tonneau Cover, part # EX44985 is a fit for your 2014 Nissan Frontier with the 5 ft bed. They said the clamps used to install the tonneau cover will not interfere with the Utili track system on your truck. They did say that installing a bed extender may pose a problem. They told me that it depends on the bed extender you install, but if the arms of the extender are installed on the inside of the truck bed rails they would pose a...
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  • Availability of Hitch Cargo Carrier-Mounted Kayak Carrier for 4 Kayaks
  • We do offer hitch-mounted cargo baskets and enclosed carriers. We also have hitch-mount load supports that can be used to transport a kayak or canoe in conjunction with a roof rack. Such an item is the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944. For reference I have linked you to our main page for hitch cargo carriers. You can use the filters in the left-hand margin to narrow the results based on your hitch size. I do not know of any kayak rack intended to mount to a cargo...
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  • Does The Darby Extend-A-Truck Load Extender Have an Adjustable Cross Bar
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed, item # DTA944, does not have an adjustable cross bar. The pictures you see with the canoe mounted are taken at an angle so the cross bar looks shorter in the picture. The cross bar is height adjustable.
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  • Load Rating of Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender DTA944
  • Yes, this Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, part # DTA944, has a 350-lb load capacity. It mounts to an existing 2-inch trailer hitch receiver. To secure the Load Extender to your hitch, you will need Pin and Clip, part # PC3, if you do not already have one.
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  • Recommendations To Be Able To Carry 2 Kayaks On Hyundai Accent
  • All of the hitches we offer for a Hyundai Accent are Class l hitches. The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier, part # DTA944 is designed to fit a 2 inch receiver opening. If you use a hitch adapter to make the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your Accent able to accept 2 inch shanks it reduces the load carrying capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. I do not recommend using a system like this but may have an option that will work for you. Using this adapter would more than likely place the rear...
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  • What Is The Weight Capacity For Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender
  • The Darby Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # DTA944, is designed with a 350 lb load capacity. This will fit trailer hitches with a 2 inch receiver, and extends for use with roof rack or truck bed loads. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out.
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  • Truck Roof Rack to Match Height of TracRac Cap Rack # TA29200 on 2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew
  • My contact at Thule, who makes both roof racks to fit your truck and the TracRac CapRac Ladder Rack system # TA29200 that you referenced, advised that they have not tested together roof racks and the TracRac ladder rack in terms of mounting height. So they are not able to confirm which if any of their truck cab roof racks would be the exact same height as the CapRac load bars when installed on the cap on your 2006 F-150 Super Crew cab. Another option that may interest you is to install...
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  • What Parts are Included with Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender
  • There are two main pieces, the L shaped piece and the T shaped piece. Both ends of the L fit into the T so that the cross bar can be positioned behind the truck or up higher level with the cab. The pins that hold the Extend-a-Truck are included, as well as a red flag to hang from the cross bar to alert drivers behind you.
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  • Carrying Canoe Level on 2016 Chevy Silverado with Leer 180 Camper Shell with Rear Incline
  • It would actually be better to have the canoe either all on the camper shell or all on the cab of the truck. When a load is split between the 2 it could result in problems because the truck bed can move some independently from the cab. The artificial rain gutters can be installed anywhere that you are willing to drill into. I do not recommend it on a 2016 Chevy Silverado because who wants to drill holes in the cab of a new truck! What you could do is use one Darby Turbo-Rack # DTA968...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2015 F-350 Towing Alpine 5th Wheel 3590
  • Since your truck bed is occupied by your 5th wheel hitch and since there are no 5th-wheel-mount kayaks carriers I suggest you consider the cost-effective option of a foam block type carrier that can sit on your truck's cab. This type of kayak carrier offers the advantages of low weight, low cost and easy installation. Plus it requires no permanent alterations to your truck. The linked page shows all options from SportRack and Swagman. The carrier I recommend is the SportRack Adjustable...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrying Solution for Silverado 2500 Towing 5th Wheel Trailer
  • When you need to transport kayaks or canoes on a truck that's already towing a 5th wheel trailer or carrying a slide-in camper, often the best solution is to install a front-mount hitch and a load extender like the Darby # DTA944. This is a steel load support bar for 2-inch hitches. We also offer the bar as part of a kit along with a truck cab roof crossbar. This complete kayak transport system is part # DTA944-968-924. With this system installed your kayak's weight is shared between...
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  • Weight Capacity Rating for Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944 and is it Certified by Anyone
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944 is rated for 350 pounds maximum as tested and rated by the manufacturer. There isn't a specific governing body for hitch mounted accessories like there are with actual trailer hitches. The manufacturer does the testing and rates the product accordingly.
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  • Height Ranges of the Darby Extend a Truck
  • Depending on the orientation of the Darby part # DTA944 it can install with two height ranges. From the top of the hitch opening up the upright can install in a range of 13-3/8" and 20-3/8" when used in the lower position or from 53-3/8" and 60-3/8" when in the taller setup. You would need to measure from the top of the hitch opening to the top of your tool box to see if it falls in the range of either.
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Rack With Single Bar Roof Rack To Carry Kayak On Pickup Truck
  • Normally, using a system like the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier, part # DTA944-968-924 is used with the rear hitch on a truck. Since you are planning on using this system on the front of your truck, I highly recommend making sure you have it secured in place with the tie-downs to the rack and also with bow and stern tie-downs. This system includes a universal fit crossbar that will be on the roof of your truck. It has a strap that is run through the cab of the truck. It also includes...
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  • Recommended Adapter To Use In 2-Inch Trailer Hitch As Tent Tie-Down Anchor
  • The extension I recommend for you is the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, part # DTA944. This extender is normally used for cargo that is too long for a truck bed but you could tie your tent to the arms on the end of this unit. It extends 49 inches and has a 350-lb weight capacity. It also has a 13 to 20 inch vertical adjustment and will work with your 2-inch trailer hitch receiver. The extended bar you asked about, part # X12-BAR is designed for 1-1/4 inch receivers...
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  • Compatibility of Darby Load Extender DTA944 with 2-Inch Hitch on 2016 Nissan Frontier
  • Both of the Darby hitch-mounted load extenders we carry, parts # DTA944 and # DTA944-968-924, will fit a 2-inch hitch receiver like those offered for your 2016 Frontier. All such hitches are shown on the linked page. The difference between the two kits noted above is that part # DTA944-968-924 includes both the load extender and a single bar roof rack, making it a complete cargo system that is ideal for transporting items like kayaks and canoes. The linked video illustrates.
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  • Using Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944 Load Extender to Carry Canoe on 2013 Chevy Silverado
  • The Darby # DTA944 Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender and the # DTA968 Turbo-Rack would be a good choice for you for transporting your canoe. Canoes typically weigh less than 100 lbs, and the roof portion of the truck would only be bearing 1/2 the weight of the canoe. Your roof should handle it with no problem whatsoever. I'd also recommend a canoe carrier kit, like part # SR5528. The kit contains foam blocks that will fit around the crossbars to protect the canoe from damage....
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  • Front Mount Hitch And Fifth-Wheel Hitch Recommendations For 2014 Nissan Titan With 6.6 Ft Bed
  • We do offer a front-mount hitch for your 2014 Nissan Titan Crew Cab, if it is a 4-wheel drive. Due to the front crossmember, we do not have a front mount hitch for a 2-wheel drive. If you have a 4wd, the front mount hitch that will work for you is the Curt Hitch, part # C31061. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. For the front mount hitch I recommend the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, part # DTA944. This will install in a 2 inch receiver opening and has...
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