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Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"

Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"

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  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 7-3/8 In Extension
  • 3500 lbs GTW
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - HE06

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"







Video of Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - HE06 Review

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.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (154 Customer Reviews)

7" Trailer Hitch Extender

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



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Looked for a long time to find one of these that did not cut the hitch rating in half. The one thing that they do not say anywhere on anything is that you cannot exceed 8 inches beyond the end of the extension to the center of the ball.. I made it....barely. Other than that well made, true to size. 387802



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Works perfectly. I had it welded into a receiver I put on the front of my truck to carry a bike rack. By welding it into the receiver it eliminated any unnecessary rattling. I needed the extender to provide the necessary clearance for my bike rack to fold up when not in use. 494903



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I needed a hitch extender to accommodate a bike rack on my wife's '09 Range Rover. I found a review from "Sturdy and well-made 04/12/2015" on this website. The reviewer had the same problem as me and recommended the Brophy Hitch #HE06 and the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock #63232. I ordered both and I am glad I did. Great products! 426556



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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



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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


Comments

Still use weekly, not problems.

Jim C - 01/09/2015

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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



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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



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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

- HE06
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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



- HE06
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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



- HE06
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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



- HE06
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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



- HE06
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Received our hitch extension and all is good! Came relatively fast, great customer service! I'll be ordering from them again. 487831



- HE06
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I purchased 7 in Hitch Extension. Service at etrailer is always fast and easy and their products are top notch. Delivery is always fast. 439201



- HE06
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Fit's nice, provided just the extension I needed to keep my cargo carrier off my new bumper. 435237



- HE06
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Great hitch, received without a problem. Thanks! 387348



- HE06
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Trailer hitch extender arrived exactly as advertised and in only a few days-much faster than anticipated! etrailer kept me informed throughout the whole process. Great customer service! Will definitely buy from etrailer again in the future. 383345



- HE06
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I have ordered a number of things from etrailer and remember being surprised how quickly they arrived. The prices were reasonable and so far all the products have been high quality. Thanks 381154



- HE06
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Not much to comment on, does what it is inteneded for. 368454



- HE06
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Excellent services and products. 355452



- HE06
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Just as info stated 281236



- HE06
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It was Quick and fast and I am very Happy With my product 271121



- HE06
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The product is exactly what I hoped it was. The delivery was faster than expected too. I'm very happy with the product and service. 266630



- HE06
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Perfect just what i needed. nice paint job looks like it will hold up over time. 265602



- HE06
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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

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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



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Exactly what I ordered. Works great! They worked quickly and efficiently to get me what I needed. 233896



- HE06
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Appears to be quality steel with good welds and excellent paint job So far, good enough for a 4/5. Only time will tell if the rating gets a bump to 5/5. 230445



- HE06
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Great product. Worked just like it should!!! Loved it 228393



- HE06
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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



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Great product. Extremely fast ship. 220376



- HE06
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Perfect accessory that will allow you to use a hitch rack on a jeep with a rear spare time. Product arrived timely and was as described on the website. 219129



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Works great! 212197



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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



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Product was received as advertised and in a timely manner. It should work well. 206674



- HE06
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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



- HE06
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The product was delivered as promised. Good quality product. Very satisfied with etrailer. 202491



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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



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Exactly what I needed to make my hitch receiver more functional! 200809



- HE06
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havnt had a chance to use it but looks like it will serve its purpose ! 200478



- HE06
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Very accurate, and solid construction. 199786



- HE06
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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



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Product was exactly as described. 198019



- HE06
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Bought it to adapt to fit to son's car. Worked as promised. 194188


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  • I can tell you have been doing some research and know what you are looking for. Just as a blanket statement, any hitch extender will reduce the tongue weight of your trailer hitch receiver even if it has a higher weight capacity, like the Roadmaster Anti-Rattle Hitch Extender # RM-071-1075 that you referenced. Both the Curt # C45791 and the Brophy # HE06 options will still cause some play by themselves because of the weight sitting further out from your trailer hitch pin hole. What...
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  • Using a Hitch Extender with a Thule T2 Pro XT Bike Rack
  • The hitch extender, part # HE06 will work with the Thule T2 Pro, part # TH9034XT. However, you'll lower your tongue capacity by the lower of 50% of your hitch's tongue weight, or 350 pounds. With the size of your vehicle and its normally equipped hitches, this shouldn't be a problem for your specific vehicle, but verify the available weight with your vehicle's owner's manual and the rating sticker on your hitch prior to loading the bike rack.
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  • There is not a 42" extension available for the factory 2" receiver on your 2014 Ford F-350. To add the 42" TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1542 you will need to install the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLF1002 on your truck in place of your Ford OEM hitch.
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  • Recommended Extended Ball Mount or Hitch Extender for Towing Boat Trailer
  • For your 2018 Tahoe and boat trailer needing a longer extension between them I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs # 80232. Having a longer ball mount like this will not reduce the capacity of your hitch at all. This will give you a length of 15-3/4 inches from the center of the ball to the hitch pin hole. For a compatible hitch ball the shank needs to be 1 inch diameter for this mount. I recommend the 2 inch ball # 40038 or 2-5/16...
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  • Hitch Extender to Provide More Clearance at Lock on Swagman Bike Rack
  • With bike rack pins and locks the fits are usually product specific, or they are at least brand specific. It is very rare for a lock from one brand of bike rack to match the threads in the shank from another brand. The Kuat part # HLT-011 you mentioned is intended for certain specific Kuat bike rack models that are listed on that item's page. You could install a short hitch extender like # HE06 to give you easier access to the rack's pin but please note that use of such extenders does...
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  • To find out if the Thule T2 Pro XTS # TH9034XTS will fit on your 2004 Honda CR-V with a spare tire you will need to measure from the center of you hitch pin hole to the edge of your bumper. If this measurement is less than 7 inches then the T2 Pro XTS will fit. Since you have the swinging rear door instead of the one that lifts up you will not have full access to your rear cargo area with this bike rack installed. You might be able to partially open your rear door. What I recommend...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extender For Weight Distribution So Tailgate Can Be Opened
  • We do have hitch extenders that will work with a 2-inch trailer htich receiver. There are tongue weight and trailer weight ratings for the extenders you need to pay close attention to. For a 7-inch extension I recommend part # HE06. With weight distribution, this limits th gross trailer weight to 7,000-lbs and tongue weight at 700-lbs. For a 14-inch extender I recommend part # RP11003. The gross trailer weight with this extender is 6,500-lbs and 650-lbs tongue weight. We also offer...
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  • Platform Bike Rack for Jeep Wrangler To Clear Spare Tire
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  • Availability of an Adapter to Use the Titan Hitch Extender # RP45018 with a 2 Inch Hitch
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation to Let a Curt Carrier Fold up on a Honda Odyssey 2010?
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch and Extender for 2001 Honda CR-V be Able to Carry 110 lbs of Tongue Weight?
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  • Availability of Hitch Extender with 800 lb Tongue Weight Capacity
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