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Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform

Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform

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Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and add a sturdy step to the rear of your vehicle at the same time. This extension lets you mount a bike rack without having to remove your spare tire, and it gives your trailer more clearance during turns. Call 800-298-8924 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number ST12 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Brophy products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - ST12

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 14 In Extension
  • Brophy
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 7000 lbs WD GTW
  • Steel

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and add a sturdy step to the rear of your vehicle at the same time. This extension lets you mount a bike rack without having to remove your spare tire, and it gives your trailer more clearance during turns.


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
  • Provides sturdy step at rear of vehicle
    • Get into and out of truck bed or cargo area with ease
    • Access your boat or equipment without having to climb all over your trailer frame
  • Shank is a solid steel construction
  • Resists corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Requires hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Hitch receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Towing weight with weight distribution: 7,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Tongue weight with weight distribution: 700 lbs
  • Overall length: 19"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to front of the receiver opening: 16-1/2"
  • Distance between center of pin hole to center of pin hole: 14"
  • Step platform dimensions: 17" wide x 6-1/2" deep


Note: Using this hitch extension will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by one third. The limiting factor is the capacity of your hitch.




ST12 Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform





Video of Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform

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 - ST12 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Brophy Hitch Extender with the included step. The step is actually welded directly on top of the receiver tube. The unit's designed to fit into a two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver. It's going to extend your trailer hitch receiver opening out from the rear of the vehicle to avoid obstacles. It's really going to help get that extra clearance for your trailer or when it comes to mounting your bike rack or other hitch mount accessories without having to remove your spare tire and it's going to provide a nice step at the rear of the vehicle, which makes it easier to get into and out your truck bed or cargo area. You can easily access your boat or equipment without having to climb all over your trailer frame or you could even use this as a pet step to help your pets get into or out of your vehicle much easier. This step is a nice large design.

It's going to give us an overall width measurement from edge to edge here. That looks to give a measurement of about 17 inches and then the depth of just the step, we're looking at about six and one quarter of an inch. It's going to sit at the top of the step. It's going to be one and one-eight of an inch above the top of the receiver tube. The step is also going to feature a nice tread design. That's going to provide plenty of traction and sure-footing.

The overall unit is completely made from steel. Then, here at the back of the shank, the part that goes into the receiver tube of your hitch, that's made from a solid steel construction, so a really nice, strong, durable design. The unit's going to be covered in a black powder coat finish, so it's going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion. It's going to keep the unit looking nice for a long time. Now, it does require hitch pin and clip or hitch lock to secure the unit inside of your hitch and to secure whatever it is that you have inside the receiver tube. Those items are sold separately.

They can be found at etrailer.com, if you're in need of one. The pinholes on the unit will accept standard five-eight inch diameter pin. The product's made right here in the USA. Again, it's designed for a two inch by two inch hitch and it's going to offer two inch by two inch receiver opening. When it comes to the weight capacity of the unit, it's going to be .. Or Excuse me.

When it comes to the weight capacity, this is going to reduce your hitch's overall weight capacity by one-third. If you have a hitch that's rated for 6,000 pounds and you have this installed, your hitch is now rated with a capacity of 4,000 pounds, so it reduces by one-third. The gross towing weight capacity of this extender is 3,500 pounds with a maximum towing weight capacity of 350 pounds. If used with weight distribution, the gross weight capacity is 7,000 pounds and thee towing weight is now 700 pounds. Please be mindful that you will always be limited by the lowest rated component in your towing setup, whether it's your hitch with a reduced capacity, the hitch extender, or your weight distribution hitch. To see how much extension this unit provides, we can simply take a measurement from the center of one pinhole to the center of the other. For this extender, that looks like it's going to measure right at 14 inches, so it's going to offer a 14 inch extension. If we measure from the center of the pinhole right here that secures it inside the receiver tube of our hitch to the front of the receiver tube, the opening, that's going to give a measurement of about 16 1/2 inches. Then, the overall length from edge to edge is going to give us a measurement of 19 inches. That's going to it for today's look at the Brophy Hitch Extender with the included step.


Customer Reviews

Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform - ST12

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and add a sturdy step to the rear of your vehicle at the same time. This extension lets you mount a bike rack without having to remove your spare tire, and it gives your trailer more clearance during turns.

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This is a great company to do business with and very prompt in there delivery. I would recommend this company for all your trailer needs. 868539



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This Brophy Hitch Extender with Step worked GREAT! Allowed me to keep the tailgate on on truck down so I could load my ATV into the truck bed and still tow the trailer with stabilizer bars without banging into the trailer jack. 639021


Comments
Hitch extender is still working strong! Had it on many times to help get my ATV in the woods with my trailer! Highly recommended!!
Brady - 05/07/2020

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We are using this extension on a truck with a 8 ft bed and popup truck camper. We are pulling two horses in a 12ft steel stock trailer. The step helps for getting into the camper. The only thing that I don't like is that it adds one more sloppy joint between the trailer, but I don't think I could have the truck camper and still pull the trailer without worrying about hitting the trailer without it. Other than that, it is very well built and solid. I would buy it again for sure. I have been happy with purchasing trailer products from etrailer and will do so in the future when the need arises. 519060



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Excellent experience. Jeri is a super person to deal with. Professional and personal. I cannot say enough great things about my shopping experience. Thanks to all. Alan 449817



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Order was easy and website was amazing. I love the different options and how they want to make sure you get what you really need 294379


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Ask the Experts about this Brophy Hitch Adapters

  • Will Brophy Hitch Extender with Step Work With Tongue Weight of 331 lbs
    The Brophy Hitch Extender with Step # ST12 will reduce your hitch (tongue) weight capacity - including the tongue weight - by 1/3 and has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. For example, if your 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 has the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75550, which normally has a 6,000 lb towing capacity and 600 lb tongue weight capacity, you would still be reduced to a maximum 3,500 lb towing capacity and 350 lb tongue weight. Since...
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  • Step for the Back of a 2016 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    I may have a solution for you but Roadmaster dual receiver # RM-077-4 cannot be used for towing trailer and it only has a tongue weight capacity of 400 pounds so it is not a good option. Hitch extender with step # ST12 would be a good option. The only problem is that since it is an extension it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 33 percent. And it is rated for just 350 pounds tongue weight itself so it isn't a good option either. If you can tell me the year...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Pickup Step Usable with Tailgate Down
    The HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Hitches - 9" x 6" - 500 lbs # HE4045 is the only extendable step we carry that reaches that far. We do have hitch extenders that have the step for that same purpose like the Reese Hitch Extender with Step for 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers 18" # RP11006 or the Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform # ST12. These won't extend quite as far out from the tailgate to give you the same angle with...
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  • Bike Rack for a Camper on a 1982 Ford F-250
    You'll need to take a few measurements prior to purchasing a rack to ensure a good fit. First, you'll want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point away of either the tailgate or camper, whichever is further. Your bike rack will need to be able to clear this distance to be able to equip to the vehicle. Because you have a camper, I recommend picking an extender with a step that will be far enough away to use to get into the camper. This has the added...
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