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Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long

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  • Hitch Adapter
  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Curt
  • 18 Inch Long
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Steel
Curt Extender for 2" receivers -18" long. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt hitch accessories part number C45796 or order online at Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long. Hitch Accessories reviews from real customers.

Curt Hitch Accessories - C45796

Curt Extender for 2" receivers -18" long.


  • Capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Overall length: 23-1/4"
  • Length from center of hitch pin hole to center of pin hole: 18"
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Fits 2" x 2" hitch receivers

Please Note: Using a hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%.

45796 Curt Extender for 2" Receivers

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Video Transcript for Curt Hitch Accessories C45796 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number C45796. This is the Curt Extender for 2 inch receivers providing 18 inch extension. Has its own capacity of 3,500 pounds with a towing weight capacity of 350 pounds. Has a nice black powder coat finish which is going to help us stand up against rusting corrosion and it's going to fit your 2 inch by 2 inch hitch receiver, has a nice solid shank here on the back, it's not hollow, so this extender is very durable. Just keep in mind that when using the hitch extender, it will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%. This extender is going to extend your trailer hitch receiver opening out from the rear view vehicle to avoid any of those obstacles that you need to clear. You're also going to be able to gain some extra clearance for your trailer and you're going to be able to mount your hitch route accessories without having to remove your rear mount and spare tire. Now to go over a few basic measurements, we have an overall length of about 32 3/4 of an inch. The distance from the center of 1 pin hole to the other is 18 inches, so that's where we get our 18 inch extension from.

The larger portion here of our extender measuring from the opening back to this point measures about 17 inches and the part that slides into our hitch measures right at 6 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the larger portion here of our extender measures about 3 1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of our extender measures about 3 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how this installs. What you do is take your extended and slide it into the receiver tube of your hitch, line up your pin hole and then you'd slide in your hitch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock. Those items are sold separately and you can refer to the Curt Extenders product page under related items to view those products. Just like that we'd be ready to load up our accessory and get on the road. That's going to complete today's review of part number C45796. That's the Curt Extender for 2 inch receivers providing 18 inches extension. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long - C45796

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (68 Customer Reviews)

Curt Extender for 2" receivers -18" long.

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by: Jim R.07/25/2017

Needed this item to be able to tow my boat behind my pick-up with 9 foot camper. Had put off towing because I thought I needed a very long extension bar coupled with a weight distribution system...which would not be compatible with my trailer anyways. So I gave up on the idea of towing with it, leaving the boat behind on trips for over ten years. That all changed when I perused the etrailer web site for solutions. Found the solution with the Curt 18" extension bar and the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch (RM-061). With a 12 inch ball mount on the end, and securing both with a pair of Roadmaster Hitch Quieters, it turned out to be perfect. I can move forward and turn either direction just past 45 degrees with out danger of a jack-knife event. My boat/motor/trailer weighs about 1,300 lbs, so I was well within the reduced weight limits imposed by using an 18" extension bar with the class III hitch. The Hitch Quieters were like "icing on the cake," eliminating 3/8" of horizontal and especially vertical "slop" and associated noise. The boat can go with me all the time now. 410693

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by: Paul S.07/24/2017

Going fishing and hunting will be much easier now. Now I can get in the bed of my truck & get things out easy. I have a brand new truck & didn't want to scratch up the tailgate. Also shipped very fast. Thanks 409909

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by: Brian11/17/2017

This product work perfectly. Very strong material, it will not bend under a load. I use it to extend out from under my UTV to attach the salt spreader. 452758

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by: Rick z09/26/2014

Excellent customer service. Received faster than expected and was exactly what I needed. Highly recommend. 153126


Excellent. Great product.

Rick z - 09/26/2015


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by: George S.03/20/2014

Everything was top notch with this purchase. Juanita T. was an excellent and helpful CSR and the product was exactly what I expected. The delivery schedule was spot on per Juanita. Kudos By the way I had previously tried to purchase this product elsewhere and I was strung along for three months. The extender is very well constructed and fits well in the receiver. Works for me. Thanks 121438


Will that pull a small camper it is a 2007 layton model 151 ltd

-- comment by: Jeff L - 06/08/2014


It depends up on the loaded weight of the trailer and the capacity if the hitch. The extension reduces your hitch capacity by 50%, when you calculate that figure, compare it to the 350/3,500 pound capacity figure of the extension and abide by which ever is less. There should be an ID plate on the camper that list the GVWR or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The trailer when fully loaded should weigh no more than the GVWR. To determine the weight of the trailer, you can either add the weight of all the items you put in it to the dry weight on the trailer ID plate or you can take it to a scale at a large fuel station and weigh it.

-- Patrick B - 6/10/2014

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by: Mike P10/06/2016

I bought this extender after a lot of looking around, this one does the trick!!! It is SOLID Square, not heavy wall tube, the only thing that might hurt this is a Atomic Bomb!!!!! I plan to tow my boat behind my truck with the tail gate down because the camper is 8', and my truck bed is 6'2", the 18" model was exactly what I needed. Shipping was fast, the whole buying experience was PAINLESS, will order from these folks without worry!! 303671


Fantastic!!! This extender will be here long after a Atomic bomb goes off. Very well built!!!

Mike P - 10/25/2017


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by: Steve M10/10/2017

Simple and easy. 441425

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by: Bill09/01/2015

Prior to this order I bought an adjustable trailer hitch receiver22" to 72" wide for the rear of my RV fifth wheel that mounted great, but had to install it 18" inchs deeper on the frame. That's why I purchased the 18" long extender to bring it ever with the rear of the RV to tow a small trailer for my ATV. Everything I've bought from e-trailer has fit perfect and the best quality. Thank you, 223367

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by: john j07/07/2016

Extended my receiver almost to the end of the truck camper and with my drop hitch added it was the perfect length. It looks to be powder coated and the end going into my truck is solid so I don't need to ever worry about the holes "stretching". The end going to the trailer is banded with a collar. Great quality at the price. Specified expedited shipping and received it in three business days. 268995

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by: Ron M.03/22/2017

Ordered on a Saturday afternoon and received on Wednesday morning. It doesn't get much better than that. No more bending under the rack to hook up a trailer. Thanks Etrailer 357220

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by: Emil G08/17/2015

This extender is one heavy duty piece of gear. The tenon (male) end is solid steel and should provide lots of confidence, considering the leverage that can be applied at the ball end of this extension. The finish is thick and even. eTrailer service was excellent. A small snafu with the shipment was resolved quickly and painlessly. That's the mark of a good company. 219858

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by: Randall Dayton10/05/2017

My truck bed camper is so easy to access with the hitch stair and extender. Having them has finished my project off perfectly. Thanks. 439531

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by: Mike09/02/2016

The hitch part is solid square stock and not tube which I didn't expect and the receiver is rather hefty with plenty of lip around the end of the tube for reinforcement. I have a short box Chevy and an 8 ft slide in camper and needed to extend past the down tailgate for the toy trailer. This works just right. 290440

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by: Frank S.06/09/2017

Received my 18" extender for my 2" receiver in 3 days. It's going to work perfectly, enabling me to haul bikes with the Thule spare me bike rack at the same time as cargo on a luggage rack at the end of the 18" extender on my Jeep Wrangler. Product is super heavy, therefore, super durable. 390989

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by: Kristi03/20/2017

Very solid, heavy and sturdy. We needed an extension for our gator hitch so our trailer wouldn't hit the tail light while turning. This has exceeded our expectation. Very pleased and the extension arrived within 2 days. Extremely fast service. Thank you so much! 356320

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by: Russ12/10/2015

The products shipped on time as promised and arrived in good condition. The installation of the hitch was very easy. This company is very professional and uses very good quality packing materials to ship their orders. Highly recommend. 233512

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by: Jim W11/25/2016

Very solid, sturdy product. Exactly what I needed, ordered, and it was delivered on time. I particularly appreciated the prompt friendly service in changing my order when I realized I ordered an incorrect item and had to change it. 319528

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by: Paul08/21/2014

Solid steel shaft... very heavy duty. Used to pull ATV trailer with two ATV's with a 2014 RAM 3500 with truck camper installed. No problems, fit and finish are excellent. is a 2" shaft, used reducer to fit the 2.5" receiver. 147849

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by: James m.08/05/2015

I received the hitch this AM, It looks like the product be what I needed to extend the tow bars beyond the bike rack, which will keep my tow vehicle from hitting it when I make sharp turns. Thanks for your great service. 216933

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by: Robert R.05/03/2017

I plan on using this 18 in. Extender on my UTV for light trailer use on the farm. Very well made, right length to get out from under hitch, Thanks for the free upgraded fast shipping. Very pleased with Extender. 375546

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by: John L03/08/2017

Product arrived on time and the pure heft of it is impressive. It's solid steel all the way through, and not hollow. Now, after finally having a opportunity to use, it's a perfect solution for what I need. 350063

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by: Craig F.06/03/2016

Good product,very heavy duty ! Needed this to pull my boat behind my pickup camper as my tailgate is down with camper on truck. Shipping was lighting fast. Izzy ate etrailer.comwas very helpful and friendly 256341

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by: Vern H.03/19/2017

18 inch model was Just what I needed to extend my 2" receiver to mount the support for my 18 ' ham radio antenna mast past my opened tail gate. Workmanship and painted finish is great. 355781

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by: Charles O08/31/2017

Have a 14" that is a little to short to get my boat hitch out from under my slide in camper when towing my boat, the extra 4" of this extension is just right now. Charles 427179

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by: BRETT12/10/2014

just purchased a receiver extension. It came promptly and was of better quality than I expected. Much heavier than one I had considered buying from local parts store. 164046

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by: Tim B.06/08/2016

Outstanding produce at a GREAT price! Fits like a glove and is perfect for giving me the additional length in putting my jetski in the water but not the truck exhaust. 259077

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by: Scott Young03/31/2017

The 18" receiver works perfectly for being able to tow a trailer with my tailgate down. I haven't had a chance to use it a lot but it seems well built. 361202

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by: Dave S.01/03/2017

I use this product to get the ball far enough out from under my John Deere gator so I can pull my log splitter to where I need it. Works great. 329630

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by: John S.03/08/2017 gave me a shipping upgrade free. Order was delivered three days earlier than expected. Will definitely be a return customer. 350134

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by: Frank B.04/08/2015

Super transaction. Great service. Fast shipping. Informative website. Product came exactly as described. Delivered to my door. 183993

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by: Gary b11/14/2016

I put a 91/2 ft lance on my f350. Needed an 18 in extension. This worked perfect. Received the order in less than a week. 316626


Still working great.

Gary b - 11/14/2017


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by: James09/03/2015

Product proved very sturdy. Exactly what was needed. E-Trailer delivered product on time and in good condition. 223863

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by: Ron b01/07/2015

The order was received as requested and it looks like it will work for what my need is. Thks 168028

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by: DR. Owen09/22/2017

Good heavy duty item. I have no worries towing my Coleman off road over very rough trails. 435245

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by: Peter08/03/2016

Great delivery time. Product looks fine. I expect it will perform as expected. Thanks! 279161

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by: Alan K.08/18/2017

I have purchase a few items from etrailer and has always had great service. 421883

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by: Ken Turner07/16/2015

Superb service by Erica and her whole team, products are #1 and always fit! 212193

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by: Hon Kevin M in Texas11/16/2017

Quality product with correct dimensions and clearly very well fabricated! 452537

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by: Tony02/09/2017

Fast delivery, solid product. Worth the effort to write the review. 340096

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by: Mike W06/30/2016

Product as described! Great price for a heavy duty extension hitch! 266643

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by: Christina R12/23/2016

Fits great and provides the space I need to open the cargo door... 327685

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by: George03/22/2017

Way better than expected !! Product and shipping is awesome !! 357304

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by: Chad08/22/2016

Great tow bar extension, for a god price, and free delivery.. 286469

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by: Harry S.05/23/2017

Excellent service Quality item just what the dr. ordered. 383997

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by: Tom Irvin09/16/2014

Excellent order and delivery system I highly recommend. 151399

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by: Rudy12/11/2016

Simply Excellent...!!!! Great product. Thank you. 324170

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by: Dan R06/16/2014

Fast service and quality product,Thanks ETrailer!! 135690

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by: Mark G08/02/2017

Product is as described and of excellent quality. 417183

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by: Lou04/06/2015

as always good product and good service. 183702

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by: Tom K.12/07/2015

received item in 3 days very satisfied. 233313

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  • Hitch Extension Compatibility with Weight Distribution System
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  • Hitch Extender Compatibility with 2 Inch Receiver Load Extender
  • The Replacement Backbone for Thule 2 Bike Expansion Accessory # 753-3588 will not work with your load extender, however I do have an option for you. The Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796 will work in a similar way and will be just 1 inch shorter than the Thule part you mentioned. This will reduce your hitch tongue weight capacity by 50% and you will want to consider the amount of torque on your hitch from having an accessory carrying weight that far out from your hitch....
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  • Hitch Extender for 2-1/2-Inch Hitch That Converts Opening to 2-Inches
  • We do offer hitch extenders/adapters that will fit into a 2-1/2-inch hitch and reduce the receiver opening size down to a 2-inch size but none of these is 18-inches long. There is another way to go that might work for your application. You could use a hitch reducer sleeve # 58102 in your 2-1/2-inch hitch to drop it down to the 2-inch size, and then simply use 18-inch hitch extender # C45796 or # HE18, both of which are rated for 3500-lbs. Do note that use of any hitch adapter/extender...
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  • Could Hitch Extender Be Used Towing Trailer with Ford F-150 that Has Camper Installed
  • Hitch extenders like the part # HE06 cut the tongue capacity of the hitch they are installed on by 50 percent, but it sounds like your trailer weighs less than 50 percent of your towing capacity so you will be fine. If you needed an 18 inch extension you would want the part # C45796 but you should note that this has a capacity of exactly 3,500 lbs total trailer weight and 350 lbs tongue weight.
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  • Availability of 2-Inch Hitch Extensions for Towing with 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • Curt Combo Bar # C49360 is a fabrication part with a raw metal finish that is intended for use in welding/fabrication. Examples of applications are adding a 2-inch receiver to a suitable vehicle or trailer frame. But we do offer hitch extensions that are made for use in 2-inch hitches like the one on your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. These extensions, such as # C45796 from Curt and the others on the linked page, have a powder-coat finish to protect them from corrosion and they do not...
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  • Does Torklift 7-Way Extension Require Mounting Bracket on Hitch Extender
  • For a 7-way extension to go with the Curt Extender part # C45796 the part # TLW6021 would be the best option. The bracket part # C58000 would be your best option as it will hold the 7-way socket which can be hard to keep off the ground but if you wanted to wrap the harness around the extender to keep it off the ground that is an option as well.
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