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High-Mount Load Bar Adapter for Erickson Big Bed Load Extender

High-Mount Load Bar Adapter for Erickson Big Bed Load Extender

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Adapter kit lets you convert your Big Bed load extender (EM07600) into a high-mount load bar so you can haul cargo above your truck bed and level with the roof of your cab. The two steel arms easily install on the Big Bed with included hardware. Call 800-298-1624 to order Erickson accessories and parts part number EM07601 or order online at Free expert support on all Erickson products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for High-Mount Load Bar Adapter for Erickson Big Bed Load Extender. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Erickson Accessories and Parts - EM07601

  • Truck Bed Accessories
  • Cargo Control
  • Load Bar Adapter
  • Erickson

Adapter kit lets you convert your Big Bed load extender (EM07600) into a high-mount load bar so you can haul cargo above your truck bed and level with the roof of your cab. The two steel arms easily install on the Big Bed with included hardware.


  • Converts your Erickson Big Bed load extender (EM07600 - sold separately) into a high-mount load bar
    • Lets you haul ladders, lumber, canoes, kayaks, and other long loads above your truck bed
    • Frees up space in your truck bed for hauling other cargo
  • Allows you to adjust the height of the Big Bed so it is level with the roof of your cab
  • Constructed of durable, rust-resistant black powder coated steel
  • 2 Arms easily install on your Big Bed load extender with included hardware


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Height adjustment: 64-3/4" - 67-3/4"
  • Extension from hitch receiver: 32-1/4"
  • Overall width of Big Bed load bar: 52"
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • 90-Day limited warranty

Erickson Big Bed with high-mount addition
Erickson Big Bed with high-mount addition on truck and UTV

Covert your Erickson Big Bed load extender into a high-mount load bar with this adapter kit. The kit lets you lift your load extender so that it's level with the roof of your cab. This makes it easy to transport canoes, ladders, drywall, and other cargo above your truck bed, and it frees up space in your truck bed for hauling other cargo.

Erickson Big Bed with high-mount addition arms circled in red

The 2 sturdy steel arms easily install on your Big Bed load extender with the included hardware. The short arm has 3 mounting holes so that you can adjust the height of the Big Bed. Simply slide the load bar up or down along the upright post and use the included pin and clip to secure it in place at the desired height. The long arm slides into your 2" trailer hitch receiver.

07601 Erickson Manufacturing High-Mount Addition for Big Bed Load Extender

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Video Transcript for Erickson Big Bed Load Extender High-Mount Load Bar Adapter Review

A.J. What's up everybody It's AJ with Today, we're gonna be checking out the Erickson high Mount adapter for the big bed extender. So this is gonna turn your big bed extender from going from tailgate level to lifting it up, and about cab level, as long as you have a roof rack to go, you can put a longer ladder up top, instead of in the bed. We have our adapter laid out here on the ground. I'm gonna show you it comes in a couple different pieces. And what we're gonna do, is first, we're gonna attach this portion to this portion here, which is gonna become the new shorter shank, so that we can flip this around, and it's gonna reach up taller.

So we're gonna start there and that's what we're gonna do right now. So I'm gonna get down here, I'm gonna grab this, act as a shank, we're gonna line it up with these two holes here. You see this one and this one, there's only two holes in there. So then we'll run those bolts through, get that attached. And the only tools you really need are the ratchet and the wrench, So that's kind of a nice thing as well.

You don't have to get a bunch of power tools or anything out. All right, it's gonna Line up that hole, that's gonna help it stay in place, and put the nut on this side, and get that hand tight, and I'll come back with the tools and tighten it down. We're gonna do the same thing with this hole down here. So we got our wrench and socket here, they're both gonna be 19 millimeters. So we're gonna put this on the edge of the bolt here and this side on the nut and just tighten it down.

Now we're gonna flip it around. This is gonna be the shank. This is gonna make more sense here in just a second. So we'll just flip this, put this end down in our hitch and now we've got that height adjustment. Now you will have to get a hitch pin and clip on your own, it doesn't come with it.

So we're gonna get the hole lined up down here, install that pin and clip. Now we're gonna add our adapter on there. I think we're gonna keep it right about there, to get it to match the height on the cab, when we add the next piece. So what I'm gonna do is put our pin and clip. Now we're gonna put our arms in there. Now, one thing I wanna point out when I'm sliding in place, give just a second to get it right. There we go. We're gonna point out this stopper, that once stopped the arms, are actually gonna stop it now, in this section to keep this in place and I'm gonna ahead lower the arms now so they don't fall down later on. I'll put our pin and clip in, and that's gonna help hold it there. Now, when you're all done, you're gonna have one more bolt and nut left over from the whole kit put together. So just keep this aside if you want to de-convert it back to what it was. We're gonna have one bolt and nut left over, so we're gonna, mark, set that aside, if we ever want to take this apart and take it back to the lower bed extender. Now it'd time to load up the ladder. Things to think about is gonna be weight capacity, so it's gonna have a weight capacity of 400 pounds, but always go by the lowest weight capacity. So look at your hitch and your vehicle, and go with that. If it's lower than 400 pounds, go by that. Cuz you don't want anything to fail when you're loading this up. So Dave's gonna help me load up this ladder. I'm gonna be up here and help guide it onto the roof because it's kind of a big ladder. So there's gonna be an issue to do it solo. Got it up, lots of rails, I think it looks good there. Thanks Dave. With the ladder loaded, we got it strapped down, with the help of the e trailer cam level straps here, that got a lot of the shake and play out of the top portion too. You see, this is me shaking back and forth, now with the anti rattle device down here at the base of the hitch, and this up top, it's moving a whole lot less which makes it even more comfortable to be driving down the road, which is what we're gonna do next. Now, it also comes with a flag. So, it's a red flag, let's you know that you have an extended load on your vehicle, just in case somebody doesn't see you down the road. I use a Caribbean clip here, just to attach it, so it's easy to clip on there, and take off when I'm done using it. If you plan on hauling longer ladders like this, it is recommended that you have a roof rack system on your truck as well. You can find that with our fit guide on the website, just enter your truck in, you'll be able to find the one that works for you, so you can carry those longer loads. Let's see how it handles when we're going in the parking lot. It's time for the main event. Now we're gonna go over the bumps on the bumps course first, see how this handles. I'm gonna keep an eye back there on how much the ladder's moving. So like we got a little movement in the extender, it's going back and forth, but I don't hear anything, so that's good. We are hitting kind of aggressive bumps, so there is gonna be some movement, especially with just pins in there. Looks like the straps are staying tight and everything, so that's another thing to look out for. All right, now that we're clear of that, I can go a little bit faster in the parking lot, and keep an eye on there. We're gonna make our way to the other side, where I can make aggressive turns, and see how it holds up. All right, now we're in the other section of the parking lot, and we're gonna speed up and make some turns. This time, the extender looks like it's staying in place pretty well. And again, I don't hear any rattling or movements, so that's a good thing. Overall, I really like the adapter, just because you don't have to buy a whole new setup. So if you already have the big, bed extender it's already down here, you just add this adapter, and use what you got. So that means you don't have to invest in a ladder rack, that some of those are permanent installs. So, you're gonna have to permanently mount those to your truck. This way, you can add it with your roof rack system, and keep your tonneau cover too, and everything still works and it's again, not permanent. So when you're not using it, it easily comes back out and stores in your garage and you have your normal truck set up. Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out. I hope this helps..

Customer Reviews

High-Mount Load Bar Adapter for Erickson Big Bed Load Extender - EM07601

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Adapter kit lets you convert your Big Bed load extender (EM07600) into a high-mount load bar so you can haul cargo above your truck bed and level with the roof of your cab. The two steel arms easily install on the Big Bed with included hardware.

- EM07601

Great product and great company to work with. The item was backordered and they communicated perfectly throughout the process. The shipment came yesterday, right on time from when they told us it would be in stock. The adapter is perfect - now we have room for our kayaks and all our camping gear. Highly recommend etrailer - good, old fashion customer service that is hard to find these days :)

- EM07601

this product is as advertised. 2 steel tubes to convert the bed extender into a taller support for loads at cab height. The only fault is "made in China" instead of in the USA.

- EM07601

Great product. Works just as described. Well made and very heavy duty. Extremely fast shipping and great communication from this vender.


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