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Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 14" Long

Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 14" Long

Item # HE12
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number HE12 or order online at Free expert support on all Brophy products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 14" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - HE12

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 14 Inch Extension
  • 3500 lbs
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Trailers
  • 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.


  • Extends trailer hitch receiver opening out from the rear of your vehicle to avoid obstacles
    • Get extra clearance for your trailer
    • Mount your bike rack without having to remove your rear-mounted spare tire
  • Sturdy, solid steel shank provides maximum strength and durability
  • Black powder coat resists rust and corrosion
  • Requires hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately)


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch recievers
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole: 14"
  • Weight capacity:
    • Gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Weight capacity when used with weight distribution:
    • Gross trailer weight: 7,000 lbs
    • Tongue weight: 700 lbs


Note: The limiting factor is the capacity of your hitch. Using a hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 1/3.

HE12 Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 14" Long

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Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 14" Long - HE12

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (55 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.


I would like to have the actual distance from the weld joint to the hitch pin hole of 4 1/2". This unit is slightly less than that.


This extended hitch receiver is heavy and well built. It appears it will be able to withstand the extra weight of a 1-Up double rack and 2 e-bikes.


It works great,by moving the trailer back from the vehicle you can load longer items,so there are not hanging over the back of the trailer. It also helps in the backing of the trailer.
Thank You

David S.


Still working great an it is very solid piece metal. Thank You


This is a very well built extension, just what I needed, great service and fast shipping. Thanks etrailer


Quality ball mount and ball. I'm suprised to find extended ball mounts
in 11", 13.5" and 16" sizes, so I can put down the tailgate on my pickup without detaching the trailer. Fast shipping (free) adds icing on the cake. They even sent a coupon for 5% off on my next order.

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No more bikes rubbing against the the back of motorhome. Great product.


Great product.


In that I'm into Kayak fishing, I often go off the beaten trail to find launch points. As a result I need to back my trailer into some very tight areas and I simply could not do so without my extender. The only reason I did not give this a 5 star, is because of the safety chains. I had to extend them and then Velcro them around the extender to prevent them from dragging the ground. It would be great if there were guides or mount points on the extender for the chains.


Great shipping time. The hitch extension was processed very quickly after my order online was placed.

This extension will allow me to pull a 7000 GVW utility trailer using a weight distributing hitch, with my truck camper on the truck.

The 2" solid steel shank gives this extension the strength it needs to do the job right.

After lots of research this is the only one I found that would do the job and only reduce my truck hitch capacity by 1/3.

Now I will be able to tow the 8ft x 16ft enclosed utility trailer I have been wanting for hauling toys on some of our family camping adventures. comes highly recommend by me.


Ordered the hitch extender for my motorhome because my trailer had a short hitch and
the back of the motorhome would hit the front of the trailer. Installed the product and left the next morning with a race car and trailer in tow. Went approximately 250 miles and had no issues and the hitch extender. It worked perfectly.


I had bought and returned 3 extenders made and sold by others prior to getting the Brophy 14" Extender. The Brophy is far more superior than the others. The solid shank is much longer than the others, and it extends into the hollow end by more than 2" than the others, which makes it more heavy duty than the other less expensive exterders. I placed this extender on the rear of a Sprinter RV to hold a 4 tray Kuat Bike Rack. With the superior quality of the Brophy, I'm now comfortable placing 4 high end bikes on the rack and it's SOLID.


Pulling a travel trailer with a pickup truck. This allows me to open the tailgate while connected and also gives more turning room.



Its been a year and a half and Im very pleased with the quality. Its heavy and solid and I feel safe hooking up the trailer to it.


Heavy duty item. HEAVY item. The 2" section is solid steel. I bought this to move the hitch ball back to clear my camper. Item works as promised.


This was the fastest I have ever received an item I ordered online , and the item was ten times more than I expected , the hitch receiver is made of good three eights thick tubeing and solid two inch thick stock material , the heavy duty extention will never ever wear out , great product and I will order from etrailer again and again , great job guys ,and American Made


Does what it is advertised to do ... extend the location of the hitch ball.

The product came promptly and the price was competative. I'll continue to use etrailer as my source for trailer parts as I need them.


Quality product. Very well made. Delivery was fast. I'd order this product again.


I haven't hook up this yet.... I believe this will work well for the cargo carrier in order of me to open/close the rear SUV rear door...


Perfect length for my Jeep since I have the back tire to deal with. Very heavy duty! Highly recommend for fellow Jeepers!


This item was exactly what I wanted and arrived on time. etrailer always comes through when I need something associated with towing.


The product arrived a head of suggested delivery. The extension was well built and works great


Loved the high quality of this hitch.


Easy to navigate website, good selection of product and had the inventory to get my order shipped out immediately. Also they had great communication all the way from order placement to delivery. If i need anything else, i'll be back.


Just what I expected.


Well built product look forward to putting it to use. Was shipped fast and excellent customer service.


Solid steel in the smaller part makes it heavy and strong, I don't think this will ever break

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