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

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

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Hitch extender gives you 7" or 10" of clearance when installing your bike rack in your hitch. It also provides a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes 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 Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 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

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Hitch extender gives you 7" or 10" of clearance when installing your bike rack in your hitch. It also provides a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin.


Features:

  • Hitch extender gives you extra clearance when carrying your 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
  • Threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin secures extender to hitch
    • Locking hitch pins (sold separately) deter theft of extender and bike rack
  • 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.


Kuat Hi Lo Hitch Extender

Hitch Extender

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This hitch extender lets you carry a Kuat bike rack on your vehicle with a rear-mounted spare tire. It has 2 pin holes along the shank. The pin hole closest to the end of the shank provides 10" of extra length, and the pin hole closest to the center of the shank provides 7" of extra length. To install it just insert the extender into your hitch, align the desired hole with your hitch pin hole, and insert the hitch pin.


Drop or Rise Position

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This extender can also be used to lower or raise your bike rack 2-1/8". To provide clearance for your bike rack when your tailgate is lowered insert the unit with the head down. To give your bike rack clearance over steep driveways and other uneven terrain insert the unit with the head up.


Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin

Kuat Hi Lo Hitch Extender

Use the included anti-rattle hitch pin to secure the extender to your vehicle's hitch. Use your Kuat bike rack's hitch pin to secure your rack to the extender.



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





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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Kuat Hi-Lo 2 inch Hitch Extender Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender. That's Part Number HL20B.Now this hitch extender is going to solve one of the major problems we have with vehicles like our Jeep here that have a spare tire mounted on the back. With most bike racks our bike is either going to be making contact with our spare tire or we're not going to be able to use the bike rack because of the spare tire.With our hitch extender here we've got plenty of room when we lift our bikes up. We can see there's still plenty of room before there's any sort of contact.In addition to being a hitch extender which is going to give us more room at the rear of our vehicle, this is also a hi-lo adapter which means that it's going to give us 2-1/8" of either drop or rise.Here we have it in the drop position so this is going to give us extra clearance to access the rear of our vehicle. As you can see, we can't open the door all the way, but we do have more room than we would ordinarily.This is also going to make it easier to load and unload our bikes because our bike rack is going to be a little bit lower to the ground.Now with our extender in the rise position you're going to see we're going to have greater ground clearance for our bikes. This is going to be very advantageous if we're heading up a steep incline.Now with our extender in the 10" position we're going to see that we do have a little bit more clearance while in the rise position, but obviously not as much clearance as we do in the drop position.

This sure shows us all the options we have for clearance of our bikes and our vehicle.This features an anti-rattle bolt which is going to cut down on the movement between our extender and our receiver. It also includes a hex tool to tighten down our bolt or you can just use a 15/16 wrench or socket.Now it's important to note that this extender is for bike rack use only. It's also not intended to be used off road. It features a weight capacity of 250 lbs. so you want to keep that in mind.

That includes your bike rack and any bikes that you have loaded, but you always want to make sure to check your vehicle owner's manual as well as your hitch weight ratings to make sure you don't exceed those.When using with a hitch mounted accessories the tongue weight of your hitch will be reduced by at least 50%. An anti-rattle bolt comes with a clip, and you can replace this with a lock cord found on our website, and that's going to keep our extension secure to our vehicle.Our adapter has two hitch pin holes. The one closest to the end is our 7" extension. The other is our 10" extension. On the inside of our adapter you can see we have a welded nut plate.

This is what our anti-rattle bolt is going to thread into to secure it in place.Now without our adapter in we can see that a typical problem with the trucks is that when we try to lower our tailgate it's going to make contact with our bike rack.With our adapter in it's drop position we're going to be able to lower our tailgate fully and not make contact with our bike rack. If you do need further clearance, you can always adjust your extension to the 10" position.And that's going to wrap up our look at the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender, Part Number HL20B.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

Hitch extender gives you 7" or 10" of clearance when installing your bike rack in your hitch. It also provides a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin.

- HL20B
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Great product...matches perfectly for the Kuat Nv2.0 bike rack. Well made and provides options for the high rise or low rise. 679973



- HL20B
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You rock! This is why we ONLY use etrailer.com and recommend you to our customers! Thanks! 560631



- HL20B
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easy to install and very easy to order 569598



- HL20B
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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
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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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The Kuat Hi Lo was needed for my Wrangler JK with an oversized rear spare tire for use with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Rack. I have the rack raised versus lowered with the 7 inch versus 10 inch extension and it bikes fit and rack folds. The anti rattle bolt on the Hi Lo extension works great and is preferred over a simple low cost hitch extender. ONLY issue is that it does not come with a lock so with the right allen wrench my bikes and hitch (which would be locked to the extension) could be removed. To solve this I used the Kuat Sherpa included pin lock on this and purchased an aftermarket pin lock for the rack itself. Might be overkill, but with the cost of the bikes and the rack itself I would preferred that they were locked. 5 stars if it had a lock, which it should for the money. 664146



- HL20B
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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
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Great products very well put together well worth the money I paid 710723



- HL20B
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Fit / finish is perfect as usual with Kuat. It’s Exactly what I needed for my Jeep, the spare tire now clears my bike rack. 718355



- HL20B
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Very well made, recommend. 614129



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


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Ask the Experts about this Kuat Accessories and Parts

  • 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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  • 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. For a lock, you can use the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer and NV Core Bike Racks part # HLT.
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  • Lock Recommendation for Kuat Hi Lo Adapter HL20B
    The correct lock to use with the Kuat Hi Lo adapter part # HL20B is the part # HLT. This replaces the threaded hitch pin of the adapter with one that comes with a lock core at the end of it.
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  • Can Kuat Hi-Lo 2 Hitch Extender # HL20B Be Locked to Vehicle Hitch
    The Kuat Hi Lo adapter part # HL20B has a threaded hitch pin design where it installs into the vehicle hitch, so a Kuat hitch lock like the part # HLT would fit securely lock the adapter to the vehicle hitch. Then you could use the hitch lock of your Kuat bike rack to secure it to the adapter. I attached a review video for this for you to check out too.
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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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  • Can Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender Be Used with Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Rack
    Yes, the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender # HL20B can be used with your Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Rack like # BA22B-BA02B. The only thing you will want to keep in mind is that the adapter does reduce the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. For example if the hitch on your Jeep has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds, this will be reduced to 175 pounds when using the Hi-Lo Extender. This means the combined weight of the NV Carrier (around 82 pounds) and your loaded bikes...
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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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  • Standard Extender & Swing-Away Hitch Extender for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
    The Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Platform Rack # TS02G (Gray) and # TS02B (Black) will fit the hitch on your truck, but without knowing anything about how far out the camper extends from the rear of your truck there isn't a way to verify if this - or any bike rack - will require an extension. What I can do is give you some numbers which you can use to find out if the rack will work, or if you need an extender. From the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the Kuat Transfer is 7-/12 inches,...
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  • Will the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer Bike Racks Work with the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender
    Yes, the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer Bike Racks part # HLT will work with the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender part # HL20B. If you like, you could use one of the hitch pin locks to secure the extender to your hitch and then another hitch pin lock to secure the bike rack to the extender. If you order a quantity of two this would allow you to only carry one key as it would work for both locks.
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  • Is Kuat Hitch Lock # HLT Compatble with Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Adapter
    Yes, the Kuat Hitch Lock part # HLT that you referenced is compatible with the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender # HL20B you mentioned. The thread size is the same so it would fit and work well. You might already have one of these locks but you'd need a total of two. One to lock the adapter to the hitch and the other to lock the rack to the adapter.
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  • Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Hi Lo Adapter # HL20b
    You can use the Kuat Hitch Lock part # HLT with the Kuat Hi Lo Adapter part # HL20B that you have. It's the same hitch pin design so it would work.
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