Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop

Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop

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  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Shanks and Adapters
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This hitch extender for bike racks gives you 7" or 10" of clearance for your 2" hitch. It also provides you with a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes lockable, anti-rattle hitch pin. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat accessories and parts part number HL20B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Kuat Accessories and Parts - HL20B

This hitch extender for bike racks gives you 7" or 10" of clearance for your 2" hitch. It also provides you with a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes lockable, anti-rattle hitch pin.


Features:

  • Hitch extender provides additional clearance when carrying a bike rack on a vehicle with a rear-mounted spare tire
    • 2 Pin holes let you choose between 7" or 10" of extra length
    • Designed for use with Kuat NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Transfer, and Sherpa 2.0 bike racks
  • Rise and drop positions available
    • Use in drop position to prevent interference with lowered tailgate
    • Use in rise position for clearance over steep driveways and other uneven terrain
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin secures extender to hitch
    • Hitch pin lock not included
  • Durable, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Drop/rise: 2-1/8"
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: This adapter is designed to carry a bike rack only. Do not use to tow a vehicle or trailer. When using with a hitch-mounted accessory, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, the tongue weight of your hitch will be reduced by at least 50 percent.



HL20B Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise or Drop







Video of Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop


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Video Transcript for Kuat Hitch Bike Racks HL20B Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender. This hitch extender provides additional clearance when carrying a bike rack on a vehicle with a rear mounted spare tire. So you have two pin holes that let you choose between 7" or 10" of extra length. This is designed for use with the Kuat NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Transfer, and Sherpa 2.0 bike racks. It can be used with other products as well, such as other brand bike racks and hitch mounted cargo carriers.Rise and drop positions are available. This would be your rise position, this would be your drop position.

So you could use it in the drop position to prevent interference with a lower tailgate, or you could use it in the rise position for clearance over steep driveways and other uneven terrain. It comes with a hardware kit. Inside this hardware kit is an anti-rattle hitch pin, which secures the extender to the hitch, keeps it from wobbling around. So it comes with your bolt, comes with a tool to tighten the bolt, it comes with the flat washers, split lock washer, and a clip for the other side of the pin. And, as you'll notice, these pin holes right here already have the threaded components in there to receive the included anti-rattle bolt that comes with it.We're looking at a nice steel construction with a black powder coated finish on it to resist rust and corrosion.

Very strong and durable unit. It does fit into a 2" by 2" trailer hitch receiver, has a weight capacity of 250 pounds. We took measurements of the center of the shank that slides into your hitch to the center of the hitch pin hole, and that measurement straight up and down is 2 1/8". So it's gonna give you a 2 1/8" rise, or a 2 1/8" drop. Then again, the extension measurements, from the center of this pin hole to the center of this pin hole, is 7", and then from the center of this one to the center of this one is 10".The product is also covered with a limited lifetime warranty.

And, please note, this adapter is designed to carry a bike rack only, or a cargo carrier. Do not use to tow a vehicle or trailer. When using a hitch mounted accessory, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, the ton weight of your hitch will be reduced by at least 50% when using those accessories with this extender. That's gonna do it for today's look at the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender.


Customer Reviews

Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop - HL20B

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

This hitch extender for bike racks gives you 7" or 10" of clearance for your 2" hitch. It also provides you with a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes lockable, anti-rattle hitch pin.

- HL20B
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Well made product. Great for SUV's with a rear tire carrier or single style tailgate 571920



- HL20B
by:

Works great! Exactly what I needed. Without the extension, the exhaust on the left side comes out right into the wheel on the bike rack. I learned the hard way after melting a wheel... 571184


Comments

To avoid damage to a hitch mounted accessory or anything carried on it, its best to have at least 12 inches of rearward clearance.

-- Mike L - 10/03/2018

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- HL20B
by:

Wanted to mount the Kuat Transfer on my Wrangler, but spare tire was too big. This extension is sturdy and fits tight and secure. Kuat (and etrailer.com) never disappoints. Love their products and service! 642527



- HL20B
by:

Very well made, recommend. 614129



- HL20B
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Bought this to make sure the Kuat Transfer 2 cleared the spare tire on my 2007 Rav4—works like a champ. Installed this in the lowered position, when folded down flat the Transfer 2 doesn't get in the way of opening the rear door, either. Great purchase. 612948



- HL20B
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easy to install and very easy to order 569598



- HL20B
by:

You rock! This is why we ONLY use etrailer.com and recommend you to our customers! Thanks! 560631


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  • How to Lock the Kuat Hi-Lo 2 Hitch Extender to a Vehicle
  • Yes, the shank on your Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack will work on the receiver tube opening of the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender part # HL20B. I called Kuat and they were not aware of a 018 lock core. If you instead have a 108 lock core then in order to lock the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender to your vehicle you will want to use the threaded hitch pin that comes with the extender and then place the lock core body of the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks part # HL2-108 onto that. They don't...
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  • Why Do Hitch Extenders Reduce Hitch Capacity
  • Hitch extenders like the Kuat # HL20B and similar items # C45791, # C45795 and # HE12 do give you more clearance to install a hitch accessory like the SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack # SR2415 but the trouble is these extenders also reduce the hitch's tongue weight (TW) capacity by 50-percent. All adapters like these push the actual weight of the loaded bike rack further away from the hitch and this means the rack's weight will put more stress on the hitch. The extra connection point...
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  • Kuat Sherpa Platform Bike Rack Compatibility with Jeep Wrangler Sahara Cargo Door Opening and Spare
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray # SH22G has a measurement of 7-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when folded and 11 inches when carrying bikes. This will likely give you the clearance needed for your spare tire on your Jeep Wrangler Sahara. When tilted down, you will be able to open the rear door of your Jeep when there are not bikes loaded. With loaded bikes, the rear door will only be able to open partially....
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  • Is the Kuat Hi-Lo # HL20B Compatible with the Original Kuat NV Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Kuat who said that as long as your original NV is the 2-bike version that fits in a 2" trailer hitch receiver the Kuat Hi-Lo # HL20B is compatible. Please note that this will reduce the tongue weight of your trailer hitch by 50%.
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