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Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"

Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"

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Brophy Hitch Adapters - HE06

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 7-3/8 In Extension
  • Brophy
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Steel

7" Trailer Hitch Extender


Features:

  • Prevents hitting trailer or propane tanks when making sharp turns while towing.
  • Has powder coated black finish resists rust and corrosion.


Specs:

  • Designed for 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Measures 7-3/8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch pin hole of the extension piece
  • Measures 11-5/8" long (overall)
    • Measures 2-1/2" from end of shank (that slides into hitch on vehicle) to center of hitch pin hole
    • Measures 2-1/8" from center of hitch pin hole to the 2" x 2" opening (for accessory)
  • Has weight capacity that is the lowest of the following
    • 50% of the hitch's overall weight capacity
    • Load rating GTW 3,500 lbs; Tongue 350 lbs
    • Load rating with weight distribution equipment GTW 7000 lbs; Tongue 700 lbs


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



HE06 Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"






Customer Reviews

Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7" - HE06

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (167 Customer Reviews)

7" Trailer Hitch Extender

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Just what I was looking for. Reasonably priced. Going to work great. 248351


Comments
Works great. No issues.
Al - 05/03/2017

23568

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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


Comments
Perfect solution and I use it spring through fall for my bike rack.
Barb - 09/29/2017

28550

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Worked exactly as described. 869155



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Did not need it for clearance from body (2020 Traverse) but will keep it should the need arise, seems well built 866129



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So grateful for the sales rep who helped me figure out how to make my current bike rack work with my 2020 Jeep Rubicon. I can still use my trunk! Customer service is exceptional at etrailer! 858808



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Talk about fast! I ordered 2-day service late yesterday and it was on my desk today. These folks have their act together! Nice! 838052



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Works as advertised. No rattle. Easy to install. 824717



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Just what I needed to extend my Jeep Wrangler hitch. Now I can fold my cargo carrier up without hitting my spare tire. Can also open back tailgate to get at stored items now with cargo basket in down position. 814469



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Product was as described on web page and at a good price. 804607



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Product works as described. This allowed me to extend my hitch reciever enough so that my travel trailer does not hit the back end of my tow vehicle when turning. 801992



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This was third order from this company, very good quality products and Super Good Service, I highly recommend them to anyone. I have a five by eight foot carry on that I use to haul my riding mower sometimes and have hauled a lot of yard waste in the past, use like a truck. 784982



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The ordering process was quick and the delivery was fast. 774178



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I try to choose carefully when shopping for an item such as this - it is a safety issue! This hitch extended is exactly the length I needed and is a "name" product thus has a great reputation for ruggedness. eTrailer is a great company to deal with!!! 763991



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Works great, especially now that I coupled it with a hitch stabilizer, as suggested by the great folks at etrailer.com. Best part of this piece is their customer service! 736305



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Quality built product and very heavy duty. Very happy with the product and service to notify me that it had been delivered. 705328



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Use it for my recumbent trike rack. It keeps the rack from hitting the rear of my 2012 Ford F-150. This was a a quick easy solution. 651693


Comments
Great I use it on my 212 Ford 150. I use it to keep the Easy Load recumbent bike carrier from hitting the back of my truck when folded up.
Dave C - 06/03/2020

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It installed and worked perfectly to get my bike rack beyond the spare at the rear of my trailer It appears to be of excellent quality. Arrived sooner than expected. Always quality goods and service from Etrailer. 647010



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Excellent product !! Definitely recomm end 638571



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Perfect online description and the hitch arrived as described - it’s solid - well built and the correct size. I’m thrilled - especially after going to several “hitch and RV stores” who had no stock at all and tried to sell me items I did not need. For the future I will always go to “etrailer” first. 616709



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It fits just fine. 614476



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Items just as described at a reasonable price. All received in good condition. Thanks 575545



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After one year: Exactly as described. Substantial fabrication. I use it to hold a 50 pound rack and two adult mountain bikes. Still going strong. Customer service was excellent regarding easy access and technical advice. Quick shipping, too! 562902



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I needed a 7" hitch extension for my Jeep Wrangler so that I could mount a bike rack and clear the back spare tire. I wanted one that could handle at least 200 pounds of hitch weight. This product is the right size and very rugged. It did the job. etrailer was fast and professional, and provided me with an email invoice and tracking data. 556101



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Received the hitch extender in a very timely fashion after order. It was a very simple install (and I'm not very mechanically inclined) and my bike rack attached easily. I have driven with the extender/bike rack already (over 200 miles) and no issues. Would give a thumbs up to the product! 508268



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Good quality, but the one I received has a slight twist to the right. Must have been welded wrong. 498166


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