CR Brophy Hitch Extender for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers - 5-3/4" Long

CR Brophy Hitch Extender for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers - 5-3/4" Long

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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number hes6 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Brophy products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for CR Brophy Hitch Extender for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers - 5-3/4" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - hes6

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 6 In Extension
  • Brophy
  • 1750 lbs GTW
  • Class I and Class II Compatible
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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
  • Powder coated black finish helps resist rust and corrosion
  • Solid steel shank construction
  • Hitch pin or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" receiver hitches
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 1,750 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 175 lbs
  • Shank length:
    • Overall: 8-3/4"
    • Extension: 5-3/4" from hitch pin hole to hitch pin hole (center to center)
    • From center of hitch pin hole to weld: 3"


Dimension of extender

Note: The limiting factor is the capacity of your hitch or vehicle, whichever has the lowest capacity. Using a 1-1/4" extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50 percent.



HES6 Hitch Extender For 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver 5-3/4"







Video of CR Brophy Hitch Extender for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers - 5-3/4" Long


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Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - 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

CR Brophy Hitch Extender for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers - 5-3/4" Long - hes6

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (78 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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Spent a lot of time researching these hitch extenders. This was a perfect fit for my 2014 Chrysler 200. I added a class 1 hitch but needed the extra length so the trunk clears the bike rack when dropping convertible top. Ordered ecomony shipping but arrived pretty quick and great tracking shown on product. 693322



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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


Comments

Peter D still endorses this product & would recommend it to anyone thinking of buying these trailer accessories from J& J.

Peter J - 06/30/2018

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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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This is a quality product. I'm completely satisfied with my purchase of the hitch extender. 722536



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I dont buy from anyone else but e-trailer.. Aces !!!! 692333



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Just what I needed. Thanks! 654722



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Product is perfect. Fits well. Sturdy. My issue is with my measurements (my fault). I needed one of these that is 1" longer so my rack will clear my bumper. 644984



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Excellent service team! Friendly and knowledgeable group of representatives. Good quality products at competitive pricing. Katie G helped me rectify my ordering mistake and got me the correct product and streamlined the return and reorder process. Thank you Katie! I thoroughly enjoyed the shopping experience at etrailer! 636204



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The product was exactly what was needed. The delivery time was a proper amount of time and love the notifications when the product would be at my door. I can’t wait to get started on my bike riding now that I have this item to complete my hitch and bike rack. 630942



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This 6 inch extension is really heavy duty and fit my receiver perfectly. 617922



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produce is of good quality, exactly as advertised, exactly what I needed. Shipping was prompt. 614253



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The extender is absolutely an excellent product. However, I was extremely disappointed that no hitch pin was included! I had to make a trip to Home Depot to buy one, before I could use it :-( 613471



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Thank you. It was everything I assumed it would be. 613304



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This was exactly what I needed to extend my hitch so that my receiver wouldn't hit up against the bumper of my car. Worked great. 598752



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The opening on the extender is slightly smaller than my bike rack. To get it to fit properly I have to pound it on with a rubber mallet. I will try to file it down a little. 595069



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The product was exactly what I needed and easy to install. Although I did have to get a bolt to secure it to the car hitch because it didn’t come with one. 558267



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Used to mount carier on my 4weeler needed to extend hitch to clear tires. Go career from you too. Great products have ordeded from you will order again. 554964


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works great just what i needed to make hitch work

Glen L - 08/18/2019

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The extender does just what it is suppose to do. Received extender in record time from you too. Thanks! 544681



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Perfect Fit more than I was expecting 539855



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Purchased this extender to use on my daughter's RAV4 which has the spare tire mounted on the rear hatch/door. The extender allowed us to use our two bike hitch rack without interference from the tire. Without it, you can only use the outer tray of the rack as the tire gets in the way of mounting a bike on the inner tray. Good product that served it's intended purchase purpose. 526948



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Excellent 520024



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Had a trailer hitch installed on my 2012 Fiat 500. This Item is heavy, well made and made it possible to shorten up the length of an existing bike rack. etrailer is the only site that carries a quality extension. 512766



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Works as expected 509061



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Product as described. Serves its purpose well. I appreciate the service! 504237



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fits perfectly no more scratches from bicycle pedals on bumper and trunk when bicycles are loaded on bike rack. 501724



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Excellent product. I use it to extend the receiver on our fifth wheel trailer, allowing the bike rack to easily attach to the back of the trailer. The receiver on the trailer is recessed, and because of the style of bike rack, it would hit the back of the trailer. 493805



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Needed to move back my scooter carrier. This did the trick without hurting the bumper 493466


Comments

Thanks for your review Richard, but I did want to let you know that using this hitch extender will reduce the overall capacity of your hitch by fifty percent. Please be aware of this and check your tongue weight of your scooter, carrier, hitch and your vehicle to make sure that the weights are within the reduced capacities.

-- Rachael H - 04/09/2018

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Exactly as advertised. Very fast shipping and this companies web site gives an excellent graphic of the shipping progress. Customer service is excellent and friendly especially Vanessa N who is a pleasure to deal with. 486036



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I am very happy with this product. I use it daily. 456574



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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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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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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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Great product. Great shipping 423109



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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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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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Great delivery 414268



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



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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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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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good thanks 361091



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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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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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Works great!

Mike B - 03/23/2018

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



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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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Exactly as advertised. Excellent product and service 333533



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



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



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



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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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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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  • Recommendation for Transporting Bikes with Shallow Hitch Pin Hole Measurement on 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Using a hitch extender like the Brophy # HES6 that you referenced will resolve the shallow hitch pin issue you have on your Honda CR-V's trailer hitch. The issue though, is that the use of this or any other similar adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50%. This means the 150 pound tongue weight capacity you mentioned will be reduced to 75 pounds, which will not be sufficient for the combined weight of your bikes and bike rack. I first recommend verifying the...
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  • Hitch Extender Availability to fit 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • Hitch extenders aren't ideal solutions for most applications as they add quite a bit of movement and leverage to hitches which puts quite a bit of strain on them. We do have the Brophy 6 inch hitch extender part # HES6 which fits 1-1/4 inch hitches like what you have. This cuts your hitch capacity by 50 percent too which you'd need to keep in mind.
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