Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 18" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform

Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 18" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform

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  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 18 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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number ST18 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 - 18" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.


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Brophy Hitch Adapters - ST18

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
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole: 18"
  • Step platform dimensions: 17" wide x 6-1/2" deep
  • Overall length: 23"


Dimensions

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




ST18 Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 18" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform







Video of Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 18" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform


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Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Extender with Step Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Brophy Hitch Extender with step for 2-inch hitches. It's available at 19-inches-long, part number ST12 and 23-inches-long, part number ST18. Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening to give you more clearance during turns. This 19-inch Brophy Hitch extender will work with ball mount, bike rack, cargo carrier or any other hitch mounted accessory. As you can see we've got it set up here with our ball mount and the step is going to come in handy for anything you might need to get out of the back of your truck. The extension's also going to help with any clearance issues that we may have with our jack. If your vehicle has a spare tire at the rear you can use the extender to bright 00:01:00 enough clearance for your bike rack or cargo carrier. The 19-inch-long one gives us a 14-inch extension and the 23-inch-long one gives us an 18-inch extension. Our step measures 17 inches wide by 6 and a half inches deep. It features a diamond shred pattern for good grip and has a 300 pound weight capacity.

It features the gross towing weight of 3500 pounds. When used with a weigh distribution it goes up to 7000 pounds. The tongue weight is 350 pounds and the tongue weight with weigh distribution is 700 pounds. Keep in mind when using the set extension it will reduce your hitcher's capacity by 1/3. The whole thing is made of the sturdy steel construction with the black powdered coat finish so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. Now when we got all the features I go ahead and show you how to get it installed. First thing I'll do it's go ahead and load the shank into our receiver tube and we'll line up our pinholes.

You will have to provide your own pins and clips. Let's start with our first one. Slide that through, put on a clip. Then we can take our ball on or any accessory we have. We'll line up our pinhole there.

Take our other pin and clip and if you need pins and clips you can picked them up right here, etrailer.com, part number PC3. Now you can just use your accessory as you normally would. That's going to complete our look at Brophy Hitch Extension with step for 2-inch hitches.


Customer Reviews

Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 18" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform - ST18

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 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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I recently bought a truck tent that sets up over the open tailgate. I have a bump/step that became totally useless as it was covered by the tailgate. Then I came across the ST18 extension. Now after the tent is set up, I install the extension then the bump/step itself and your able to step up and into the tent with no problems, and it's also extremely stable! 417243


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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for 5,000 lb Travel Trailer with 500 lb Tongue Weight
  • Some extensions are not safe to use for towing no matter the weight. I do have an option for you, but it does require a weight distribution system for your 5K travel trailer. I recommend the Brophy Hitch Extender with Step # ST18. With the proper weight distribution system, this extension is rated for up to 7,000 lbs and up to 700 lbs tongue weight. You will want to make sure your trailer hitch receiver is able to use weight distribution and the trailer and weight distribution system's...
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  • Extension So Trailer Can Clear In-Bed Camper in a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed
  • Some hitch extenders are rating for use with weight distribution and some are not. But all of the ones for a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. Even with a 2-1/2 inch hitch and extension there will be a capacity problem. More on that later. Brophy extender and step # ST18 is a little longer at 18 inches than what you are looking for (there isn't one that is exactly 15 inches) but it can be used with weight distribution....
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  • Cargo Carrier and Bike Rack for a Truck With Truck Bed Camper
  • I have a solution for you, but unfortunately, there's not an exact item for what you are looking for. Prior to purchasing a hitch extender, I recommend measuring your clearance. You'll simply measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch to the furthest point in a straight line away from the hitch. Any extender you use will need to cover at least this distance to be useable. If you are at exactly 18 inches, then I recommend the Tow Ready Hitch Extender for 2 inch Hitches,...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Hitch Extension Compatible with 2011 Ford F-350 and 7K Trailer
  • If you have a 2-1/2 inch opening in your factory hitch receiver on your 2011 Ford F-350, then you can use the Reese Hitch Box Extension and Reducer for Titan 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches # RP45292 along with a weight distribution system for your 8,000 lb capacity. If you have a 2 inch factory trailer hitch receiver opening, then there is another option. If you are right at the 7,000 lb trailer weight or under it, you can use the Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 18" Long -...
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  • Can Brophy Hitch Extender ST18 be Used to Add Distance Between Trailer Hitch and Trailer
  • Yes, the Brophy Hitch Extender # ST18 can be used as a way to extend out the distance between a trailer and the hitch it is installed in. With this extender you'd gain an additional 18 inches. Only thing you'll want to keep in mind is that when you use a hitch extender like this you cut the capacity of the hitch it is installed in by 50 percent. I attached a picture of this used as a hitch extender for you to check out as well.
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