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Buyers Products 18 " Hitch Receiver Extension with Step

Buyers Products 18 " Hitch Receiver Extension with Step

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Buyers Products Hitch Adapters - 3371804017

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 18 In Extension
  • Buyers Products
  • Steel

Buyers Products 18" Hitch Receiver Extension provides more clearance between your vehicle and your trailer. This feature allows you install a bike rack that will clear your mounted spare tire, or simply allow you to add an optional step plate for easy access around your trailer assembly. The extension is 18" long and accepts all 2" hitch accessories. It features a cast steel collar and corrosion-resistant black powder coating.

  • Allows you install a bike rack that clears your spare tire
  • Provides more clearance between your vehicle and trailer
  • Carbon steel construction
  • Sturdy cast-steel collar
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coated finish
  • Extension has a weld-on step

Note: Using a hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by one third.

1804017 Buyers Products 18 Inch Hitch Receiver Extension With Step

Video of Buyers Products 18 " Hitch Receiver Extension with Step

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

Video Transcript for Buyers Products Hitch Receiver Extension with Step Review

Randy: Hi guys, it's Randy here at etrailer.com. Today we're taking a look at the Buyers Hitch Extender with Step. Now these are available in both 12 and 18 inch lengths. So we can get our current pinhole backing around obstacles. In our Jeep, the spare tire tends to always interfere. But also in-bed campers can be an obstacle, trying to get up and into the back of those.

Or even just to get up and over the tailgates, they tend to be getting pretty high on newer trucks.Now we also see these used in the front of vehicles. If you have a front mount hitch, you can put them in there. It allows you to more easily access that engine bay, or get up so you can clean the windows. 'Cause you can see it's a nice, sturdy step. Little bit of movement, if we don't use an anti-rail device side-to-side, that's pretty common.

But it does a great job of allowing you to get extra access.Now here's just one example of the many ways a hitch extender can come in handy. With our Jeep, we can't get our pinholes lined up without interference of the spare tire. So as you can see here, with that extender installed, we're going to have full use of our bike rack, or whatever accessory that we're putting in the back there. It's going to move that pinhole either 12 or 18 inches further back from its current location.And we also have the benefit of the step there, so we can get up to that roof, or take care of any other job we might need to up on top. Now one thing to keep in mind when we use this hitch extender, is that it's going to reduce our hitch's capacity by one-third.

So we want to be sure to limit our ton weight, our trailer weight rating, or the weight or our carriers, to that two-thirds of our hitch's capacity.Now the step itself is going to be 17 inches by six and a quarter. And you can see it's going to have almost like a diamond plate texture to it there. Give us some good grip as we're stepping up on it. The entire extension and step has a nice heavy-duty black powder coat finish on it. Even from shipping and everything, I don't really see any marks or damage on it.

So that's a good thing.For both of our pinhole locations, the one that's going to go in our receiver tube, and the one that's going to hold our accessory, it's five-eighths of an inch in diameter. You want to choose any type Class Three pin and clip, or anti-rail device. This should all work out pretty well. We've got a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. So that also means we'll only choose Class Three ball mounts, bike racks, or accessories.Now unlike some of the other extenders that are out there on the market, you can see the Buyers Extender, whether you're going with the 12 . is what we have here . or the 18, it's going to have the full, solid steel shank. That give us superior strength and durability.Now to install our extender, it's going to be just like any other Class Three accessory. We're going to slide that in, and we want to line up our pinhole with the pinhole that's in our receiver tube. We're going to secure that with a five-eighths diameter pin and clip. It's not included . if you don't have one, be sure to pick one up. And then you'll notice a little bit of play, and a little bit of movement. That's very common with items that are secured with just a pin and clip.So for towing duties, I don't think you'll have too much of a concern there. But if you're going to be using this with a bike rack or cargo carrier, think an anti-rail device would help you out quite a bit, and keep that thing from moving around.And here's a look at that movement that we experience without using anti-rail devices. Now when I compare this Buyers to a similar one, which is going to be the Reese Hitch Extension with Step. The Reese was a little bit tighter in there. It didn't have quite this much movement. But, in either case, those could both be completely eliminated using an anti-rattle device, that would just bolt around here.And that's going to complete our look at the Buyers Hitch Extender with Step.

Customer Reviews

Buyers Products 18 " Hitch Receiver Extension with Step - 3371804017

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

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Heavier than the way it looks good prod uct

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Just what I needed. Excellent service. Thank you.

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Exactly as described...reasonable price, fast shipping and responsibly packaged that's all we expect, thank you and will buy again.


Ask the Experts about this Buyers Products Hitch Adapters

  • Longest Hitch Extender for 2 Inch Receiver
    While keeping in mind that all hitch adapters for a 2 inch receiver are going to reduce the towing capacity of your hitch, I recommend the Buyers Products 18 " Hitch Receiver Extension with Step # 3371804017. This extender is the longest for a 2 inch hitch, measuring 18 inches from pin hole to pin hole, and though it does have a step, it is also the only extender without an official capacity, as it simply reduces the towing and tongue weight capacity of your hitch by one-third. Other...
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  • Buyers Products 18 Inch Hitch Receiver Extension with Step Towing Capacity Reduction
    You are correct, using the 30% capacity reduction of the Buyers Products Hitch Extension # 3371804017, the capacity of your Torklift hitch, and the weight of your trailer you would easily have the capacity to tow your trailer!
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  • Hitch Extender Availability that Has Step at End of Tube
    I wish we still had the step that Mike shows in the demo video you referenced. At this time the most similar option we have would be the part # 3371804017. This is an 18 inch hitch extension that has a step on the end of it.
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  • Can 18 inch Hitch Extender be Used with Longer Ball Mount
    Using the Buyers Products hitch extender part # 3371804017 with the ball mount part # 80232 would work well but you'd need to be really careful not to exceed the reduced capacity due to the hitch extender. The extender reduces the capacity of the hitch to 30 percent due to the length and movement created.
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  • Does Buyers Products 18 " Hitch Receiver Extension with Step # 3371804017 Cut Weight Capacity
    Due to the length of the Buyers Products 18 " Hitch Receiver Extension with Step # 3371804017 that you referenced there isn't a way to use it with a ball mount without cutting the capacity by 1/3 like you mentioned.
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  • 18 Inch Hitch Extension for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for Flat Towing
    The only option that can work is a hitch extender that will reduce the capacity of your hitch by one-third. For that you will need to use an extender which does have a step on it, the Buyers Products 18 " Hitch Receiver Extension with Step # 3371804017. This particular extension is one of the few that does not have an official weight capacity, it will just reduce your hitch capacity by one-third. I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well of the Buyers Products...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extension for Towing Boat Trailer With Camper in Bed of 2017 Ram 1500
    We do have a few options you can choose from but it is worth noting that a hitch extender will reduce the overall weight capacity of the trailer hitch on your 2017 Ram 1500. I recommend either using the Reese 18" Extender # RP11004 or the Buyers Products 18 " Extender with Step # 3371804017. Both products give you 18" of extra clearance (from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole) and reduce the overall weight capacity by about 35%.
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  • Solution for Stepping Up Into Truck Camper with Cargo Carrier Attached
    While the Carpod Walled Cargo Carrier # M2205 does feature a robust 450 pound weight capacity, I can't recommend standing in or using it as a step. It may be able to hold the weight of a person but it's still going to be relatively unstable and may lead to injury. What you could use tough is a hitch step like the Buyers Products # 3371804017 that will slide into your existing 2 inch trailer hitch receiver and provide another 2 inch receiver on the other end for the Cargo Carrier. In...
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  • Availability of Hitch Mounted Step to Use with Ball Mount
    The etrailer.com Extendable Hitch Mounted Step # 288-08400 features a really great design that makes for easy truck bed access but there is not a way to attach a ball mount or hitch ball to the unit so that you can tow with it still in place. You will need to completely remove the step assembly from the 2 inch hitch on your Ford F-150 in order to install a ball mount in its place for towing. The closest option we have available to what you are wanting to do is with the Buyers Products...
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