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

Darby Hitch Cargo Carrier

(78 reviews)

Code:   DTA944


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Shipping Weight: 29.39 pounds


Darby Hitch Cargo Carrier - DTA944


  • 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


  • 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

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

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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   (78 Customer Reviews)

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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: 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


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: 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 122995


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: Mike l06/27/2014

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


Still use it and it works fine.

Mike l - 06/29/2015


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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: 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 again for my future needs. 158474

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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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: 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 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: 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: Mike S.07/11/2013

Just as advertised. Good quality and useful. The same day it arrived, I used it to transport a kayak in my Jeep Liberty (with retracting roof so I can't install roof mounts!!) 88902

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by: Mike Schultz09/04/2013

Great product that is well made. The service at is spectacular. I had no problems with my order but the proactive updates and information prove it. 98216

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by: Don Parsons05/12/2015

Excellent service fast delivery. I am very pleased with the product price and service. Extender is super easy to install and works well, solid construction. 192176

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by: Justin M05/17/2013

Have not used the product yet but it fits good in receiver and cant wait to use it with my boat. As always great communciation with Etrailer on all products. 80661

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by: bub04/02/2014

used this already for hauling kayaks, came in handy with the short bed on chevy trucks, figure it will be real handy when i need to haul some 12 foot lumber 123448

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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

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by: J Hogan06/02/2015

I was nervous, but good product and great service. Extend a truck was a little loose as expected, but when strapped to bumper it works great. 199774

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by: mike g07/04/2014

Product was just as described. It will work perfect for hauling my 17 ' canoe. Good price too compared to the competition. I would recommend. 139143

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by: Tim B.07/10/2014

Box was a little worse for wear when it arrived but all parts were accounted for. Best price on the internet and product works as described. 140704

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by: Dave Gregory06/14/2013

I love it, perfect 16' Canoe in the back my pickup. It is about time I use my Canoe, It off the river I go. Thanks for the great product 84725

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by: Don M.06/12/2013

This extend a truck is perfect to hold up the end of my kayak as it sticks out of the back of my truck. Easy on and off. It does the job. 84318

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by: Dave A06/18/2014

I'm using this product on a VW Passat wagon and I love it. (I had to modify the height somewhat, but that was easy for a welding shop). 136354

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by: Roland09/09/2014

Works great for bringing my canoe to the lake and back. Keeping the canoe in the bed with no need to lift it high is very convenient. 150469

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by: dave m09/24/2014

E trailer always gives me a good product at a great price. Customer service is excellent. Received my order and it is as ordered 152788

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by: Warren B05/23/2012

works great and easy to use on my 2008 rogue . I use this for hauling my 12 ft kayka to the back waters of Venice fl for fishing 41472

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by: Jim H.07/02/2014

Great product. Does the the job nicely. Room for two kayaks. Would definitely buy again. Already recommended it to friends. 138758

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by: Disappointed10/21/2012

Loose fitting, wobbly, cheap construction. Could be 6 in taller unordered to truly use as a front extension to a roof rack. 57778

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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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Transport SUP on 2006 Honda Ridgeline Fitted with Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Kayak Carrier
  • Yes, that makes good 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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  • How To Carry A Canoe on a 2008 Ford F-250 Crew Cab
  • Depending on where you want to carry your canoe at on your truck, we have several options for you. If you want to carry your canoe in the bed of your truck, I recommend a load extender, like Darby's Extend-A-Truck Load Extender # DTA944. The load extender fits trailer hitches with a 2 inch receiver and has a 350 pound load capacity. This will allow you to support and tie down the end of the canoe that hangs off the bed of your truck. If you want to carry your canoe above the bed...
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  • Roof Rack For Carrying Kayak on 2003 Ford Ranger With Camper Shell
  • I believe I've found a solution for you, if your truck is equipped with a hitch. You would install one crossbar on the cab of the truck, using the following parts: 2 pk Yakima Q Towers, part # Y00135 2 pk Yakima Q Clips, part # Y00625 58 Inch long crossbar, part # Y8810023 In the hitch, you would install a hitch mounted load extender, like part # DTA944. If your truck doesn't have a hitch, you can install a roof rack directly to the bed cap, using the following: Yakima 60...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin Recommendation for 2000 Dodge Dakota Using Darby Extend Load Extender # DTA944
  • I am glad your Curt Hitch and Darby Extend a Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender part # DTA944 are working well on your 2000 Dodge Dakota! For locking hitch pins that you could use on the hitch and the # DTA944 you could use the part # 7683 for the hitch and then the part # BD580400 for the upright portion of the # DTA944.
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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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  • Hitch Position and Compatibility with Darby Load Extender for a Front Hitch on a 2012 Dodge Durango
  • On the review picture you mentioned to me it looks as though he scuffed up the receiver face a little. This means he probably used the hitch, # C31033, several times before sending us pictures. So it should be flush or nearly flush once installed on you r2012 Dodge Durango Citadel. I have linked the installation instructions for you. The hitch is compatible with the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944 which will fit a 2 inch trailer hitch and extend out enough to...
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