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Item # HES6
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Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening so that you can clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack or so that your trailer won't hit a rear-mounted propane tank when you make sharp turns. Powder coated steel resists rust.
Note: The limiting factor is the capacity of your hitch or vehicle, whichever has a lower capacity. Using a 1-1/4" extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50 percent.
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Today we'll be reviewing part number HES6. This is the Brophy Hitch Extender for 1 1/4 trailer hitch receivers. From the center of one pinhole to the center of the other, we have a measurement of 6 inches. That's going to be the amount of extension that this extender provides. It's really going to help when it comes to staying away from hitting our trailer or propane tanks going around those sharp curves. This extender is really going to help assist in that. We have a measurement of about 3 inches from the end of our receiver tube to the center of our pinhole.
The smaller portion of this adapter or this extender is a nice solid shank. It's going to provide a capacity of 175 pounds of tongue weight or 1,750 pounds of gross towing weight. Keep in mind that the limiting factor is that the capacity of your hitch or vehicle whichever has a lower capacity. When using an extender, it's going to reduce that capacity by 50%. It has a really nice black powder coated finish.
It's going to help withstand up nicely against rust and corrosion. We have an overall length of right around 9 inches. The part that's going to slide into the receiver tube of our hitch from the beginning of the weld to the end of the extender is 4 1/8 inches long. The receiver portion is 4 1/2 inches long. That's going to complete today's review of the Brophy Hitch Extender for 1 1/4 trailer hitch receivers offering a 6 inch extension. Part number HES6.
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (36 Customer Reviews)Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening so that you can clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack or so that your trailer won't hit a rear-mounted propane tank when you make sharp turns. Powder coated steel resists rust.
by: Bob C.04/01/2014
I asked Juanita on the phone what I needed, and she recommended this hitch extender. Two days later it was in my hands. Perfect fit, just what I needed. Thanks for the guidance and speedy service. Perfect !! 123159
I had a factory installed hitch put onto my car by the dealer. They had "looked up my bike rack on line to make sure it would work". They said it would, but it didn't. The lower hinge didn't clear the bumper preventing me from getting into the trunk while the bike rack was on my car. I spent an entire day driving all around town looking for a solution to my problem even asking a friend of mine if he could weld something to the hitch to extend the receiver just a few inches. He suggested that I purchase this product. The extender solved my problem and prevented me from having to have something custom built. The folks at etrailer kept me posted as to when my purchase would arrive and were very friendly. I would recommend etrailer.com for their great customer service. Thank you! 84456
by: Brien B11/10/2015
Great Product - Fits perfectly on my Mini Cooper S. I purchased to extend a MiniDoMore Hidden Hitch, which previously required crawling under the car to attach accessories. Now it is much more useable with the hitch extender installed. This was the perfect size to put the hitch tube just an inch or two beyond the bumper to allow easy access to insert hitch pin and clip as needed. 231678
Hitch and extender arrived within 4 days of order. Super easy install. Great products and E Trailer kept me informed from day one. Great Service, will deal with these folks again. 92716
Extension works perfect. Delivery was very quick. Will definitely recommend etrailer. 114516
by: James P11/03/2014
It does not accommodate one of the Polaris ATV hitches, the one inch drop. I like the extension but the distances from the female pin hole on the extension to the male hole on the Polaris hitch are off by about a quarter of an inch. The seam weld on the Polaris hitch gets in the way. Polaris ATV hitch with a 3 inch drop may accommodate this or perhaps a Kolpin hitch...not sure yet. If I cannot figure it out I will send it back. Polaris makes no ATV extensions for hitches, which for the 550 X2 are a must. 159031
This hitch extender was just what I needed to connect my Thule bike rack to my hitch. Now the rack clears my oversized bumper perfectly and I can still get into my trunk with bikes loaded. Customer service helped me select the correct hitch extender for my vehicle's year/model, answered all my questions, and made sure that I ordered the accessories I needed for a quick installation. The entire process was a breeze -- thank you very much! 117995
by: Tom P08/27/2012
1 1/4" extension fit well (could be a tiny more snug). but was just what i needed for my mini cooper and new bike rack. Fast Ship good price and I would use them again. Now i can use my bike rack! :) 53200
by: Brenda P.09/03/2016
Excellent service!!! Very quick delivery! Great product!! My hitch was very close to my car, causing me to use a drop hitch. This made the trailers I could haul limited because it was low. By buying this extension, it allows me to turn my drop hitch up and now I can haul different kinds of trailers without bottoming out the tongue. 291063
by: EVELYNE S.07/20/2016
The product itself is very good and strongly built. I just wished it was proposed with the anti-rattle kit for someone who does not know much like me, I would have avoided the cost of another shipment and a delay of 3 days to complete the installation. Other than that, I was very satisfied with the help when I called the 800 number. 274176
by: Gale D.02/07/2011
etrailer sent it out ASAP and as heavy as the item is, the shipping was very reasonable. Works like a champ to extend my receiver hitch out a bit to accomodate a folding Thule T2 bike rack on my car. Great company, and would do business with you again! 6749
by: Larry B02/22/2011
Extension is well made and does exactly what I needed to do (get the bike rack clear of the trunk of the car). eTrailer was excellent to deal with. Gave me a free upgrade in shipping and I received the hitch 3 business days after placing the order. 7648
by: Randy Z10/03/2013
The product works great! However, the time it took to receive this item was not. I have bought 3 tow hitches in the past year from here, and everything with those was perfect. I don't know what caused the delay with this much smaller item. 102460
by: Greg M.01/23/2015
Works great for ATV hitches to give you the extra clearance to get past after market rear bumpers. Etrailer really gets it to you fast. They are very personable too and have great customer service. 171017
by: Audrey Cook10/16/2013
I purchased my hitch and a converter and they have both have been wonderful. Worth every bit of the money. 104003
by: Steve A02/27/2017
This solved the problem perfectly for us, making it easy for my wife to install or remove her bik rack 346259
by: Kevin Q04/12/2015
Does the job, but it needs an additional device to prevent it from moving around in the original hitch. 184862
Receivinf end is oversized and VERY loose. Needed to add shims to keep the rattle tolerable. 151525
by: Dale T09/02/2015
Excellent selection of products Good prices Outstanding service Shipped same day ordered 223588
by: Mike R09/22/2016
etrailer thank you for selling excellent quality products! An excellent customer service! 300059
by: Hank D.05/08/2015
The hitch extender arrived in a timely manner and meets my need. Great customer service. 191433
by: mark arnold05/28/2014
As usual E trailer is the best. SUPER fast shipping, great prices. Highly recommend. 133194
Works great and does what they said. shipping is a little slow but worth it. Thanks 123441
by: gary g10/21/2016
Hitch Extender was as expected . Great product will use to mount bike rack. 309530
Product was delivered as advertised and right on time. Thanks. 7299
by: Walter B.08/29/2014
Thanks for the fast and good service Every thing went well.. 149253
It's a good product, and a strong enough for all my needs. 318219
by: Andy I01/18/2017
Exactly as advertised. Excellent product and service 333533
Works well for the bike hitch extension 258996
by: Benoit F11/18/2013
Fast delivery and exactly as per the ad 107669
by: Moe Moreau06/15/2015
I am very pleased with this company. 203653
by: Mark D.07/10/2016
Did exactly what I needed it to. 270230
by: Tom S.07/02/2013
The extender fit perfectly 87121
Great service. Thanks!! 272536
by: Doug E11/28/2011
Well constructed. 27430
by: Delmas Schlosser03/08/2014
works great 119946
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