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Item # HE06
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7" Trailer Hitch Extender
Please Note: Using a hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%.
Video of Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"
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Today were going to take a look at the Brophy hitch extender for two inch trailer hitches, number HE06. This extender can be used for your two inch trailer hitch to help you prevent trailer to tow vehicle contact while making sharp turns while towing. It has a powder coated black finish that will resist rust and corrosion. Again, its designed for two inch trailer hitches. Well take a look at some measurements here. From the center of the pin hole here to the center pin hole here is seven and three-eighths inches.
The length overall is 11 5/8 inches. From the end of the shank that slides into the hitch on the vehicle to the center of the first pin hole is two and a half inches, and from the center of this pin hole to the two inch opening for the accessory is two and one-eighths of an inch. It has a weight capacity load rating gross towing weight of 3500 pounds and a tongue weight of 350 pounds. If your using weight distribution equipment it has a gross towing weight of 7000 pounds and a tongue weight of 700 pounds. Please note that whenever you use a hitch extender the rule of thumb is youre going to reduce your hitchs overall capacity by 50%.
For example, if your hitch has a capacity of 3000 pounds, using this extender is going to lower that to 1500 pounds. Were going to bring out our two inch receiver to show you how to work this item. Youre going to take the smaller end here, youre going to slide that right in, line up your holes there. Then you will take your five-eighths inch pin and clip, that you should already have. If you dont we do sell that separately, number PC3.
Just slide that in here, and then you will clip that off and youre good to go. Then you will slide in your ball mount, your trailer on this end, and youre ready to start towing. That should do it for the Brophy hitch extender for two inch trailer hitch receivers, number HE06.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (134 Customer Reviews)7" Trailer Hitch Extender
by: buddy b12/08/2016
Received product but have not installed it yet. I use multiple tow vehicles and multiple drawbar and other hook ups. With my 3/4 ton, 4-wheel drive Chevy Suburban I have no need for this extender, regardless of whether I am towing my cargo trailer or simply hauling my bicycles with a drawbar style carrier. Although when hauling my cargo trailer and then also putting my bike rack on the back of the trailer (a typical undermount hitch specially installed) I prefer the extender to give me a little more clearance for my bikes. The issue I have is when I put my bike rack on the back of my 2015 Acadia. The hitch on the Acadia is mounted so far underneath the the vehicle (to allow a decorative plate to be used to enhance the looks of the vehicle when not towing), the the extender is needed. I will not use the extender when towing my cargo trailer because I don't really need it and don't want halve my towing capacity. I will also use an anti-rattle bracket to reduce sway with the hitch extender I that regard I would like to comment on the reviewers who have commented on how this extender may be slightly undersized and loose in the hitch. I cannot comment on those reviewers applications and situations but I can say I want an extender or drawbar to be a little loose. The looseness can be dealt with by installing anti-rattle brackets. What is much more difficult to deal with is finding out your snug fitting drawbar was run through water, mud, or salt on winter roads and then left to set for several months. Trying to remove a rusted in snug drawbar is not my idea of fun! Finally, the product seems to be of high quality and is very solid. Price seemed reasonable for the quality of the product. If I had already installed and used this product, I would fully expect the rating to have been 5 stars. 323426
by: Jim C01/09/2014
Perfect extension for my 2014 Jeep. Extended the right amount to be even with the outside of the spare tire. Needed this to fit my Kuat bike rack on the back without touching the spare tire. 112312
by: Frankie Stephenson05/16/2013
Just attached to receiving hitch, looks like will work just fine, providing the clearance needed beyond the rear mounted spare tire 80537
by: Sturdy and well-made04/12/2015
Well made and sturdy. No moving parts to fail, so there also isn't much to review. We used this device to extend the hitch on our Infiniti FX35 far enough to accommodate a Kuat bike carrier without risking scratched paint from the hitch mounted carrier or the bikes. A two inch extension was really all we needed or wanted, but no one seems to make one smaller than this 7-inch device. Even so, it works exactly as it is supposed to. NOTE: It does NOT come with a hitch pin or anti-rattle device, so you will need an additional one to use this with your hitch. I recommend etrailer's #63232 LetsGoAERO Silent locking hitch pins; to remove any sway and eliminate rattle completely. 184796
Just right for Jeep Liberty I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty with the spare tire at the rear. This creates a big problem when trying to tow a trailer because the tire gets in the way. This extension will give you the clearance needed to hitch a trailer without taking off the spare tire or making any other unusual adjustment. Also, it is not so long as to look weird or reduce your towing capacity unnecessarily. It is well made and served me well. If you have a Jeep Liberty and want to tow a trailer you definitely need this product. It seems to be pricier than warranted, but you will like it when you use it. 420
by: Ron k.11/13/2012
Nice piece , paint is great and it was very fast shipping 59394
I needed my bike to clear my bumper on a front hitch and this did the trick. This extender is hollow so I was able to use anti rattle/ lock before adding bike rack. 299976
by: Matt H.08/14/2012
Another good experience with Etrailer. Easy site navigation and prompt delivery. I needed this extender so my 'basket' will clear the spare tire on the back of my Wrangler.. and it does just that. The 7" gives you plenty of room. A 3" would probably be all that's necessary. Also lets me flip up my Thule platform bike rack into the stow position. Two thumbs up! 51625
by: Bruce J.01/11/2012
Both hitch extenders and the reciever lock are all execllent quality, match website descriptions, and order/shipping/delivery communications are perfection. 7" extension fit like a glove for extending winch unit out past the bumper from the front reciever on the truck. 18" extender with step will be perfect for Hydra-Lift unit on the back of the RV. Will add bracket to hold 3kW generator under the raised Motorcycle, and step will also be very handy for access to top and check of MC/tie-downs when unit is raised and I'm on the road. Great!!! 29485
by: Jon G.10/20/2011
Great product. Just the right size for my Jeep. I have a stock '11 Rubicon and the tire was in the way for my new Yakima Swing Daddy bike rack. This item put it just far enough out to clear the tire but not far enough to be in the way. Etrailer had quick shipping and offered pics with measurements so getting the right extension was easy. 25870
by: Mike N.04/15/2014
I needed this to attach our bike rack to the trailer hitch on my wife's SUV, which was too deep underneath for the mail part of the rack to reach without pressing against the rear bumper with potential damage. The extender works perfectly and seems well made. The Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock that I purchased also works just fine. 125296
by: Paul W03/09/2012
High quality product, I am very happy with the build quality and I am confident that it will last a lifetime. The label that tells you about load limits with the extender, which is also very good. The only reason I didn't rate it as excellent, is because I was a little dissapointed that it didn't come with a bolt so that I could connect it to my truck. No big deal, I can pick that up at a local hardware store, but come on guys, if I need an extender it's pretty likely I'll need to bolt it to my truck. 33465
by: Kim F.06/13/2013
After being rear ended by an uninsured driver, I decided to beef up my OEM bumper. My factory hitch was recessed too far to put a drop hitch for my camper. etrailer .com was the only place to find a 7" extender. Best of all Made in USA. Great job of providing difficult to find products. 84412
by: Jay G.05/27/2015
This item made it possible for me to use the Thule Apex bicycle rack on my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with original equipment spare tire on tailgate. It works with any hitch pin however I recommend item 63232 - Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - to secure a nice tight fit without sway or rattle while driving and also for the security of preventing your bike rack (or any trailer product) from being stolen while you're out on the trail. 198145
by: Steve Jeeper11/13/2013
Both hitch extenders work perfectly. Very well made. The dual hitch will help me cary a bike rack and cargo carrier on our next expedition. etrailer.com repeat customer!! Good deals on quality products. They ship fast with great communication every time. Thank you! 107222
I bought this extension for my bike carrier on my Jeep Rubicon. I had the bike carrier for a while and it cost a good chunk of money, but when I put it on the Jeep I would have to take the spare off so the carrier would fit. This extension was perfect. In addition, because my carrier has a lock on it, the Hitch Receiver lock also makes transporting the bikes and leaving them on the car a less theft prone endeavor. The service from etrailer.com was awesome. 67552
by: Randy H.08/15/2013
Everything about this product is Awesom e!! 95182
by: Steve D04/18/2015
I needed a short extension for my front hitch so that the ball mount would clear the front bumper. This 7" extension with the ball mount I purchased is a perfect fit for my needs -- the ball doesn't extend too far in front of the grill and bumper. This enables me to leave it in place on my truck when traveling to fish (Added protection for the front of my truck when other anglers are backing trailers at the boat ramp parking area). 186091
by: Larry S.04/25/2012
The hitch extender work perfectly, I got the clearance I need for the Swagman XC bike rack. I need the extention to clear the Spare tire on my 2010 Jeep Wrangler. Ordering from you website was easy and I received my order in a matter of days. also the swagman bike rack is great . so easy to use and install on my vehicle. the rachet hold downs are so nice and easy to use also. I rate both products a Ten out of ten. 38366
by: Dan M11/06/2013
I purchased this to be used with a bike rack on a 2006 Range Rover. Without it, when the rack was folded up, it would scrap the bumper and was difficult to close. This extension is the perfect size. Sits flush with the bumper and gives that extra room needed for the bike rack. Great quality and easy to install. Received it in just a couple days of order. I would recommend it. 106483
I found the 7 Inch hitch extender and it is perfect. I put this on a 2009 Jeep Wrangler so that I could use my Yakima holdup bike rack. Works perfectly! Heather was the best. I asked her what the chances that I might be able to get it for this weekend. She made sure that it shipped on the day that I ordered it, and the extender arrived on Thursday. Great company to deal with. 210827
by: John D09/14/2011
My order came on time and I checked it out and it fit just right and the little loose fitting make it easy to install as well the fit on my bile rack that I order from you 3 months ago. It give me the extra space so the bile rack does not rub on the back of my van. Thanks for your service in providing the extender in your product line. John D from Sterling Hts, MI. 23926
by: Jack B.12/07/2012
This hitch extender is just what I was looking for. I will be inserting it in the hitch of my Toyota Rav 4 to give me enough clearance from the rear mounted spare tire when using the hitch mounted Cargo Carrier. Other manufactured hitch extenders were to long which would have placed the Cargo carrier out to far from the rear of the vehicle. 60888
Just what I needed. The reports of it being loose are correct, but all receivers/extenders are made of an industry standard steel stock. What this means is the sections of the next size smaller will have some play, because they have to fit in every other manufacturer's stock part. You get the point.... High quality. Good stuff. 21831
by: Jim S., Bear,DE07/11/2011
The Hitch Extender fit perfectly into my Jeep Wrangler Saraha. With the spare tire on the back I needed the extender to mount my bike rack. I received the item well within the promised delivery date. Also, I received a follow up email confirming delivery. Overall outstanding customer experience. 19093
by: G. Duncombe06/13/2014
Product was just what I needed. We purchased a new Toyota Highlander and use the hitch for a bike carrier. If I put the bike carrier directly into the hitch, I can't open the hatch on the Highlander. The extender allows us to carry the bikes and open the hatch with the bike carrier attached. 135508
Too much play The product is well built and will do the job. However, there is a lot of play that allows my cargo carrier to move arround too much. I think the shaft that goes into my hitch is slightly too small allowing too much play. I am going to try to wrap the shaft to fix the problem. 5310
by: Michael N.01/15/2011
Follow up Katherine, Really appreciate the great service you give, Brian G was great about getting product out and following up about it. Also the extender was exactly what I needed for my bike rack to fit behind my Jeep, my spare tire was in the way, Thanks again, great service Mike. 5530
I use this extension to place a bike rack beyond the limits of the spare tire on my Jeep JK. It is the perfect length to get the rack beyond the spare tire but also allow unfettered access to hitch pins/bolts without making it look like the rack is hanging way back off the Jeep. 128685
by: Patty S.03/30/2009
Great Product So glad that I bought this for hitching up my little camper to my 2006 Jeep Liberty. Great product. Will not have to do the "hitch Dance" in order to hook up. This is something you really need to have when you have the spare tire on the back of your vehicle. 1697
Excellent Product I have a RAV4 with an external spare tire and a factory hitch. This extender allows me to use a hitch mounted bike rack with at least 8 inches of clearance from the spare tire. It allows you to use a anti-rattled pin unlike other products I've tried. 1244
by: Bill C08/22/2014
Great!! Used the extender this weekend to put a couple of bicycles on my Jeep Wrangler to ride Idaho's Hiawatha Trail. I really appreciated their upgrading the shipping for no extra charge so I was sure to have it on time for the trip. Best service I have had. 148133
I purchased a 7 inch hitch extender. It was delivered quickly and is of high quality. Only thing was it did not come with a 5/8" hitch pin so I bought this locally. There should have been a place where they offered a pin since you can't use this without one. 247225
by: Troy A.06/05/2015
I ordered the part on early Wednesday and it was in my hands on Thursday afternoon. Great customer service and the part arrived in great condition. I would highly recommend etrailer.com for all of your hitch needs. They had a great selection of parts. 200947
by: Rod P.10/20/2012
Very satisfied with product and any interaction with company associates. I was really impressed when they notified me they were upgrading my from the standard ground to priority. Outstanding! I would recommend Etrailer to everyone. Thanks Etrailer! 57735
by: Rod H07/20/2013
purchased a new utility trailer and after arriving home, realized the tailgate on my truck hit the top of the jack handle. this is just what i needed to shift the trailer aft a few inches. also, very fast shipping and great follow through. 90643
by: Bill .06/22/2015
Works great! More impressed with the service of Etrailer. Dealt with them over a long period and have nothing but good thing to say about them. Speed of delivery is most impressive. Thanks for your larger selection and 'how to' videos. 206185
Great to extend out my hitch position. Got this b/c I have a Thule hitch mount bike rack and I want to be able to open my RX350 hatch w/o tilting the bike rack. Works perfect!! Really great service and communication from etrailer!! 9950
by: Joe F09/19/2014
I needed two extensions to for towing High Voltage Buried Fault Location equipment. Etrailer.com had what I was looking for while everyone else was on backorder. Great prices, fast shipping, 5/5, will use etrailer.com again. 152096
by: Doug R.04/27/2013
Arrived quickly and works perfectly with my bike rack. Now I can open and shut the tail gate of my crossover without manually lowering the rack! Especially useful with bikes on the rack. Thanks for the prompt service! 78102
Fits perfect. I purchased this for a 2009 Toyota Rav4, to be able to haul a hitch mounted bike rack and be able to clear the back tire. One thing I wished I would have noticed is that it doesn't come with a pin & clip. 152271
by: Greg S.03/20/2012
Product arrived earlier than expected. I needed an extension for a bike rack that didn't clear the spare tire on the back of my motorhome. This did the trick. Great product and great service from etrailer.com. 34500
This was perfect for the Thule Vertex Swing bike rack I purchased. I have an oversized tire on the back of my Jeep Wrangler and this puts the bike rack out far enough for the bike rack to function properly. 225366
by: chilly willy06/27/2008
Very good extender This is a great product. My only concern is the play in my receiver. I am purchasing a hitch pin stabilizer/lock to help. Now my bike rack will clear my RV spare tire. Happy trails... 1007
by: Mark D02/12/2012
Nice quality and just the right length. It did have some place once installed into the receiver, but nothing that the anti-rattle clamp couldn't snug up and quiet down. Very happy with my purchase. 31612
Extension was excellent quality with no concerns of future rusting welds. Holes sized and lined up properly unlike others I've used. Fast service. It was shipped the SUNDAY I ordered it. 52168
by: Merle S.11/25/2013
Great customer service. Correct product shipped, very timely, great follow up. Product works great as an extension on my 2011 Wrangler with exterior spare tire to put bike carrier on. 108395
by: Jon M.06/04/2012
I got the thing I ordered when I expected to get it. It appears to be well-made.What more could I ask? If I need something else of the type, I'll definitely be back to etrailer. 42744
My bike rack arm was too short so I ordered this extendeder to give my hitch (from eTrailer by the way) a necessary clearance. Works perfectly! Great price, shipped super quick. 160952
the Hitch Extender is exactly the way it was described and works well with my bike rack. It shipped within hours of my order and was upgraded to three-day delivery at no cost. 24766
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