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Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6"

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  • Hitch Adapter
  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Brophy
  • 6 Inch Long
  • Class I and Class II Compatible
  • 1750 lbs GTW
  • Steel
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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Brophy hitch accessories part number HES6 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Brophy products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6". Hitch Accessories reviews from real customers.



Brophy Hitch Accessories - HES6

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.


Features:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers (Class I or Class II)
  • Prevents hitting trailer or propane tanks when making sharp turns while towing
  • Extends hitch 6" from center to center of hitch pin holes
  • Measures 3" from farthest pin hole to beginning of larger portion of receiver
    • Smaller portion has solid shank
  • Capacity: 175 lbs TW / 1,750 lbs GTW
  • Has powder coated black finish



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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HES6 Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6"







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Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6"


Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6"
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  • Hitch Accessories
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  • 6 Inch Long
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  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Class I and Class II Compatible
  • 1750 lbs GTW
  • Brophy


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.

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Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Accessories HES6 Review

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.


Customer Reviews

Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6" - HES6

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (51 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.

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by: Peter J. Derrick Canada06/30/2017


Here in Saskatoon, Canada, I am very pleased to endorse J&J's flagpole holder and hitch mount extension products. Solid construction and beautifully finished engineered pieces. Fitted easily onto my '92 Camaro RS, for Shriner parades. Supporting a worthy philanthropic effort for children. 400671



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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


Comments

Still performing very well. Great product. We use it to connect our bike carrier to the receiver.

Bob C - 04/01/2015

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by: Meagan06/13/2013


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



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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


Comments

How do you attach the extension on the hitch behind the bumper? Was it difficult to get in behind the bumper? Do you remove the extension frequently or just leave it in place?

-- comment by: Adrian - 03/08/2016

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I bought the extender exactly because it is such a pain to access the hitch pin behind the bumper. It is doable but requires lying on the ground under the car to reach it. Now I leave extender in semi-permanently.

-- comment by: - 03/14/2016

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by: Gordon08/01/2013


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


Comments

Product works great, easy to use, solved clearance problem with external mount spare tire

Gordon - 01/30/2015

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by: Sherwood01/22/2014


Extension works perfect. Delivery was very quick. Will definitely recommend etrailer. 114516


Comments

Product works great. We use it for our bike rack.

Sherwood - 01/23/2015

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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



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by: Rich M.08/11/2017


This isn't the first time I've dealt with etrailer, and it certainly won't be the last! They are incredibly fast at filling orders and always get the shipment right the first time. This time I even received a personal email from George assuring me that he had filled and shipped my order. I bought a tow receiver for my 2010 Honda. It fit perfectly and was easy to install. How great is that?!! Great prices, great quality products, and great service.... I'll be back for more. 423199



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by: Kay02/28/2014


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



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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



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by: Shelly M08/11/2017


Exactly what I needed. I've been using an adapter for my bike rack for years, but the opening was for a 2 inch receiver. Therefore, had to use a spacer. Although that worked, it always seemed like there was a lot of extra movement with the rack. With this extender, the bike rack fits much more snugly. I received my order within about 4 days of ordering! 418858



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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



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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



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by: Mike B.03/23/2017


I have a bicycle rack that was a little to close to the back of my wagon with the bikes mounted on it. This product gave me the extension that I needed to create enough space to provide clearance and prevent damage to the back of my vehicle. I think it's great 357438



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by: james T05/31/2017


great looking product and i bet it would work fine with a Class I hitch but not a class II. I should have called and asked first but i have to say, returning it was a breeze, etrailers emailed a printable return label and off the she UPS it went. thank you. 387094



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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



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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



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by: Daniel A.10/20/2017


Quick delivery, the right product for my mini since i attached it to a hitch add-on from e-trailer (not available by other manufacturer) it doesnt stick out as much as others in the market and they provide the correct size pins for the extension. 444333



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by: Daniel A.10/20/2017


Quick delivery, the right product for my mini since i attached it to a hitch add-on from e-trailer (not available by other manufacturer) it doesnt stick out as much as others in the market and they provide the correct size pins for the extension. 444332



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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



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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



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by: Carroll Wilkes03/25/2017


What can I say that will be above the excellent service about the best products etrailer produces and markets. Just thanks for your quick response and service. 358503



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by: Mark W.09/27/2017


etrailer always has hitches and accessories for less and if you ask them a question they will have an answer for you, usually by the next day. 437027



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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



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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



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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



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by: Review09/16/2014


Receivinf end is oversized and VERY loose. Needed to add shims to keep the rattle tolerable. 151525



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by: Mike T04/12/2017


Excellent product at a fair price. Highly recommended to cyclist trying to transport bikes. 366016


Comments

Thanks for the info Mike, please note that using an extender like this does reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. This is something to keep in mind especially when using accessories like bike racks.

-- Rachael H - 05/19/2017

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by: Dale T09/02/2015


Excellent selection of products Good prices Outstanding service Shipped same day ordered 223588



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by: Mike R09/22/2016


etrailer thank you for selling excellent quality products! An excellent customer service! 300059



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by: Hank D.05/08/2015


The hitch extender arrived in a timely manner and meets my need. Great customer service. 191433



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by: mark arnold05/28/2014


As usual E trailer is the best. SUPER fast shipping, great prices. Highly recommend. 133194



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by: Capt.Skyler04/02/2014


Works great and does what they said. shipping is a little slow but worth it. Thanks 123441



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by: Joseph B.03/20/2017


Very pleased with the extension. Now no worries on pulling a trailer with the UTV 355921



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by: gary g10/21/2016


Hitch Extender was as expected . Great product will use to mount bike rack. 309530



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by: Betty L.06/22/2017


Couldn't use hitch because it made my Hoveround too close to the road.. 397663



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by: Frank02/17/2011


Product was delivered as advertised and right on time. Thanks. 7299



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by: Walter B.08/29/2014


Thanks for the fast and good service Every thing went well.. 149253



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by: John11/20/2016


It's a good product, and a strong enough for all my needs. 318219



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by: Andy I01/18/2017


Exactly as advertised. Excellent product and service 333533



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by: A.D06/08/2016


Works well for the bike hitch extension 258996



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by: Benoit F11/18/2013


Fast delivery and exactly as per the ad 107669



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by: Moe Moreau06/15/2015


I am very pleased with this company. 203653



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by: Mark D.07/10/2016


Did exactly what I needed it to. 270230



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by: Gary Taylor08/21/2017


Great product. Great shipping 423109



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by: Tom S.07/02/2013


The extender fit perfectly 87121



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by: Gene07/16/2016


Great service. Thanks!! 272536



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by: Doug E11/28/2011


Well constructed. 27430



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by: Rick08/03/2017


Great delivery 414268



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by: Brad Bilgo03/31/2017


good thanks 361091


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  • How Much Weight Can Be Loaded in Cargo Carrier on 2015 Wrangler Unlimited w/ Class III Hitch
  • If the hitch in on your Wrangler Unlimited has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity, it means that no more than 350 lbs can be safely suspended from the receiver. The weight of the carrier would be included in that 350 lb figure. If the carrier is used with an extender like part # HES6, the tongue weight capacity of the hitch would be reduced by 50 percent. The further the load is moved away from the receiver, the more leverage is exerted. If this leverage becomes too great, the hitch receiver...
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  • Recommend 1-1/4 Hitch Extender For Thule T2 # TH917XTR To Clear Rear Bumper When Folded Up
  • For a 1-1/4 inch hitch extender, we have the Brophy Hitch Extender, part # HES6. This will extend the receiver by 6 inches. However, when using a hitch extender you will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch in half. So if you have a Class I hitch which has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs, you would be limited to carrying 100 lbs. This includes the weight of the Thule T2 Classic # TH9045, which is about 50 pounds, plus the weight of your bicycles. You will want to check...
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  • Shank Extension Options to Extend Swagman XTC 4 Bike Carrier Past Vehicle Bumper
  • I may have a solution for you, but Swagman does not offer longer replacement shanks for the XTC 4 Bike Rack, # S64665. We do carry the Brophy Hitch Extenders like part # HE06 for 2 inch hitch or part # hes6 for 1-1/4 inch hitch. It is important to note that using a hitch extender will decrease the weight capacity of your trailer hitch and your vehicle by 50 percent. Another issue that may arise by using a hitch extender is ground clearance when driving up a steep incline. We always recommend...
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  • Can Two Hitch Extenders Be Used Together
  • The thing about hitch extenders is that with each one you use you end up cutting the hitch's capacity in half. Since you would be using two of them you would end up cutting the capacity by 75 percent. When you combine that with the fact that the # HT5R specifically states that you shouldn't use it with any other hitch extenders I can not recommend you use this setup. If you can get by with just using the # HT5R or just the # hes6 and would still have the needed capacity after being...
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  • Shank Extension for Thule Doubletrack Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack to Clear Spare on Jeep Wrangler
  • The replacement shank # 853-7292 is designed to fit certain Thule bike racks as a replacement. It does not fit as a replacement or as an extension on the Doubletrack, # TH990XT. You would have to use a hitch extender like # HE06 for a 2 inch hitch or # hes6 for a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Please note that the use of an extension reduces the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. So if the hitch on your Jeep is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight, using the extension will reduce that...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extender or Adapter for a Factory 1-1/4 Inch Hitch on a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • If you just need to extend the 1-1/4 inch receiver out then you can use extender # HES6. If you do need to go from a 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch then you can use # HTAD. But keep in mind that the use of an extender or adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent.
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  • Distance from Hitch Pin Hole to Larger Part of Trailer Hitch Extender Adapters hes0 and hes6
  • On both hitch adapters # hes0 and # hes6 the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the end that fits into the receiver to the larger portion of the extenders is 3 inches according to Brophy. But from the center of the hole to the weld seam it is 2-5/8 inches. I believe that either should work for you. Please note that the use of an extender or adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. On the 2006 Mini Cooper hitches that will reduce...
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  • Using a Hitch Extender With Bike Rack on 2006 Honda CR-V
  • We have what you are looking for, the 6 Inch Hitch Extender for 1-1/4 inch receivers, part # HES6. This will extend your receiver by 6 inches, which will hopefully clear your spare tire. One caution, though. Using this extender will lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half. If you have a Class I hitch (see the label on the hitch) your tongue weight capacity will be 200 lbs. Using the extender would lower that figure to 100 lbs. This means that the bike rack and the bikes...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack With Rear Bumper Clearance on a 2017 Chevy Cruze LT
  • With the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24943, you have 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest part of the bumper. The Thule DoubleTrack Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # TH9054 has a measurement of 6-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of rack when folded down, so that wouldn't be an issue, however when folded up, the closest part is 5 inches so it would touch your bumper and rub. For a rack better...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch Extender be Used with Swagman XTC Platform Bike Rack on a 2003 Jeep Wrangler
  • We do carry a 6 inch hitch extender for 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers, part # HES6. It's important to know that using an extender will decrease your tongue weight by 50 percent. You need to make sure the weight of your bikes plus the weight of the Swagman XTC # S64670 don't exceed half of the tongue weight you Jeep or the hitch can handle. As long as you're within the capacities or everything you can use an extender. For another option we have the Swagman Chinook # S64683 which measures...
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  • Will Welding Trailer Hitch Extender to Underside of Bumper Increase Tongue Weight Capacity of Hitch
  • Using a hitch extension will typically reduce the tongue weight capacity of a trailer hitch by half. You could possibly gain some of this capacity back by welding the extender to the underside of the bumper, but it would be absolutely impossible to say by how much. Yes, you're providing support, but the minute you start welding on the extension, you're changing the molecular structure of the metal which weakens it. Long story short, you can weld the extension as you propose, but you'll...
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  • What is Measurement From Hitch Pin Hole to Where Diameter Increases on Brophy 1-1/4 Hitch Extender
  • I contacted our representative at Brophy and he informed me that from the center of the hitch pin hole to where the shafts diameter increases on Hitch Extender, part # hes6, is 3 inches. He also said that there is a bead of weld where the diameter starts to increase and that the distance from the center of hitch pin hole to beginning of weld bead is 2-5/8 inches.
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  • Thule DoubleTrack Pro Bike Rack Compatibility with 2017 Subaru Outback Factory Trailer Hitch
  • The Thule DoubleTrack Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # TH9054 is recommended by Thule to have a 1-1/2 inch measurement from the outside of the hitch receiver to the center of the hitch pin. We haven't had an issue with fit on Subaru Outback models working, but the manufacturer warranty trumps the fact it will fit. The way to make these compatible is to us a hitch extender like # HES6. This will reduce the tongue weight capacity by 50% which will give...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device to Use with Hitch Extender # HES6
  • You could use the anti-rattle device part # 63090 with the hitch extender part # HES6 that you referenced. You should note that these extenders cut the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by 50 percent.
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  • Hitch Extender Cuts Tongue Weight Capacity
  • You should be fine. If you have a Class I hitch, you will have a 200-lb tongue weight at least. The extender will cut your tongue weight in half, leaving you with 100 lbs of tongue weight. Two bikes plus your bike rack only comes to roughly 82 lbs, so you are well under the 100-lb capacity.
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  • What is Used to Attach Brophy Hitch Extender # hes6 to a Trailer Hitch
  • The Brophy Hitch Extender, part # hes6 will attach to your 1-1/4 inch hitch with a 1/2 inch diameter hitch pin like the Draw-Tite Pin and Clip, part # PC2. I would also recommend the Deadbolt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, part # 7682 and to help keep the assembly quiet the Curt Trailer Hitch Anti-Rattle Kit, part # F-315. Remember, when using a hitch extender your towing capacity and tongue weight capacity will be reduced by 50 per cent.
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  • Trailer Hitch Extension for 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch with 1-1/4 Inch Receiver at the End
  • We do have hitch extenders for 1-1/4 inch hitches that have a 1-1/4 inch receiver at the end. Brophy 6 inch extender # hes6 is one option. And there is a 10 inch version, # hes0. Please note that the use of an extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent while also putting more stress on the hitch and where the hitch is attached to the vehicle.
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  • Is there Clearance for Installation of a Hitch Bike Rack on a 2011 Subaru Forester
  • You would most likely need an extension to be able to use a bike rack with only 4-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier. We have a video of a hitch installation on a 2010 Subaru Forester, see link, that shows the hitch pin hole on that vehicle ends up about 7-1/2 inches back from the farthest out part of the rear bumper. You would only need about 3 inches of extension, so the Brophy Hitch Extender, # hes6, with 6 inches of extension would...
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  • Is the Brophy # HES6 a Hitch Extender for a 1-1/4 Inch Receiver
  • The Brophy # HES6 is an hitch extender for a 1-1/4 inch receiver. It features a 1-1/4 inch shank on one end and a 1-1/4 inch receiver on the other. It will move a hitch mounted accessory like a bike rack or a ball mount 6 inches further away from the rear of the vehicle. Using the extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half. If your hitch is a Class I with a 200 lb tongue weight capacity, using the extender will reduce that to 100 lbs. For a Class II hitch...
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  • Hitch Extender to Extend a 1-1/4 Inch Hitch and Adapter to Go From 1-1/4 to 2 Inch Hitch
  • Yes, hitch extender # hes6 is an extension for 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers and does have a 1-1/4 inch receiver on the other end as well. I have linked a video review of this adapter for you. If you need an adapter to go from a 1-1/4 inch hitch to a 2 inch you can use # HTAD. I have linked a video for this adapter as well. Please note that the use of either extender/adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent.
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  • Is Hitch Extender, part # hes6, an adapter or extender?
  • This Hitch Extender For 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, 6 inch, code # hes6, extends your tongue 6 inches, but will not adapt it to a 2-inch receiver, so this is perfect for your application. This will do the job for you, but be careful not to exceed the reduced capacity of your tongue weight. So if your hitch tongue weight capacity was 200 lbs, the extender will reduce it to 100 lbs maximum.
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  • Cargo Carrier that Will Clear Rear Bumper on 2015 Nissan Rogue with Curt Class II Trailer Hitch
  • The use of a hitch extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. So in the case of Curt hitch # C12122 the capacity would be reduced to 175 pounds. That means the combined weight of the carrier, # C18145 at 29 pounds, and the cargo cannot be greater than 175 pounds. In this scenario you would take 175 and subtract 29 to get 146 pounds. That 146 pounds is the most amount of weight you could put on the carrier. If you go with an extender use # hes6...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation So a Hitch Cover can Fit a 2015 Chevy Equinox
  • The easiest solution I could make for you would be to use a Hitch Extender # hes6. This will install in your hitch and will give you an additional 6 inches so that the Hitch Cover # HDHCM14 will fit on your 2015 Chevy Equinox.
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  • Yakima Ridgeback for a 2017 Honda CRV Touring with OEM Factory Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • I reached out to my contact at Yakima to see if they have any solutions for your situation since I can't recommend drilling into the hitch. It will affect the structural integrity of the receiver by an unknown amount and may risk damage to your vehicle, hitch, or bikes. They suggested using a hitch extender like a Brophy 1-1/4 inch Hitch Extender, part # HES6. Normally this part is used to extend the load away from the rear of a vehicle to clear a spare tire, but in this case it can be...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Mustang GT
  • The problem with hitch extenders like the part # hes6 that you referenced is that they cut the capacity of the hitch in half when used and create extra movement. Because of that they aren't an ideal solution for you. A better option would be to return the bike rack (if it's new), and get one with enough clearance so that an extender isn't needed. The Thule Helium Bike Rack part # TH9042 would be a great option that has plenty of clearance. It has a distance of 11-1/2 inches from the...
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  • Can a 2 Inch Cargo Carrier be Used on a 2014 Mazda 6
  • All of the trailer hitches for the 2014 Mazda 6 are Class I trailer hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers. The only way to use a 2 inch cargo carrier would be to use an adapter # HTAD. The problem with using an adapter is that it reduces the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent from 200 to just 100 pounds. This means the combined weight of the carrier and cargo cannot exceed 100 pounds. A better solution is to install a trailer hitch, # 24908, and then use a Class I...
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  • Shortest Hitch Extender Availability
  • The shortest hitch extender we have that is compatible with Class I and Class II, 1-1/4" hitch receivers is the Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 6" # HES6. Unfortunately we do not have any hitch extenders that are shorter than that. Keep in mind that using a hitch extender will exaggerate the movement of your bike rack and will reduce the Tongue Weight (TW) of your hitch receiver by 50%.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Pin Lock And Hitch Extender For 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The hitch pin lock I recommend the DeadBolt Receiver Lock, part # RH2-XL. This lock has a 2 inch span and is designed to fit 1-1/4 inch receivers. This lock is chrome plated and includes a covered key slot to keep moisture and dirt out. We offer a couple hitch extenders for a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch. They are part # hes6 which extends the hitch 6 inches from center to center of the hitch pin holes. The other extender is part # hes0. This is a 10-inch extender. I have attached a photo...
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  • Using Brophy Hitch Extender # hes0 for 1-1/4 Inch Bike Rack on 2003 Mini Cooper
  • The Brophy Hitch Extender, part # hes0, is a hitch extender that will extend out your 1-1/4 inch opening by 10 inches. The hitch opening on the extender is 1-1/4 inch. The # hes0 extender will accept the shaft of a 1-1/4 inch bike rack, but you we need to remember that when using the extender it will reduce the overall weight capacity of your hitch by 50 per cent. On your 2003 Mini Cooper the hitch will usually be a Class I hitch that has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. Check...
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