Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long

Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long

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This dual-function adapter bar lets you extend your hitch beyond your bed-mounted camper and reduce your hitch opening so that you can have a 2" hitch for towing a trailer or mounting an accessory. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt hitch adapters part number C45048 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Curt Hitch Adapters - C45048

  • Hitch Extender
  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 24 - 34 In Extension
  • Curt
  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Steel

This dual-function adapter bar lets you extend your hitch beyond your bed-mounted camper and reduce your hitch opening so that you can have a 2" hitch for towing a trailer or mounting an accessory.


Features:

  • Adapter bar lets you modify your hitch receiver to accommodate your application
    • Extends the length of your hitch receiver to clear obstacles like a truck-bed-mounted camper
    • Reduces the size of your hitch receiver opening from 2-1/2" to 2"
  • Electrical bracket lets you mount connector of 7-way wiring extension (sold separately)
  • Built-in loops let you easily attach safety chains
  • Easy installation - simply slide into your hitch receiver
    • Trimming can be done to reduce adapter's length to 24"
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, high-gloss black powder coat finish
  • Hitch pin and clip included
  • Hitch lock sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Extension length:
    • 24" From center of hitch pin hole furthest from edge to center of hitch pin hole
    • 34" From center of hitch pin hole closest to edge to center of hitch pin hole
  • Weight capacity when used with 24" length:
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 800 lbs
  • Weight capacity when used with 34" length:
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 450 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Trim location of Curt 45048 adapter bar

This adapter bar can be trimmed down for applications that require only 24" of extended length.


It is recommended that you use stabilizing straps (18050 - sold separately) when carrying hitch-mounted accessories with this adapter bar.



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Video of Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long


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




Video Transcript for Curt Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - C45048 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for a 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch. This adapter bar is going to let you modify your hitch receiver to accommodate your application. What this does is it basically extends the length of your hitch receiver to clear obstacles like truck bed-mounted campers. This does reduce the size of your hitch receiver opening from a 2 1/2 inch receiver down to a 2 inch receiver. It's got the electrical bracket right here that's going to let you mount a connector like a 7-way wiring extension. That item is sold separately. If you're in need of something like that, you can find them right here at etrailer.com.

We're going to have the built-in loops. That's going to let you easily attach safety chains to the application. Very simple installation. All you've got to do is slide this into your 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver and then, again, it's going to provide you with a 2 inch by 2 inch opening. This extension is going to provide 34 inches of length, measuring from the center of this hole to the center of this hole. Or you can trim this down.

There's going to be a trim line right here, so you can trim it and then from the center of this hole to this hole is 24 inches, so you can have a 34 inch extension or if you need a 24 inch extension, you just trim right here through the steel and reduce it to a 24 inch extension. The unit is made from a sturdy steel construction. It's going to feature a really nice black powder coat finish on it, so it's going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion and looking good for a long time. It is going to come with 1 pin and 1 clip, so you can use that to secure the unit inside of your hitch, or you could use that to secure your hitch mount accessory, or whatever it is that you're going to put into your 2 inch by 2 inch opening. This is just a standard 5/8 inch diameter pin that comes with a clip. If you need another one for this application, you can find them here at etrailer.com. They are sold separately.

The product is made right here in the USA. Again, it's going to go into a 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. Your receiver opening is 2 inches by inches. The extension length, so again, from the center of this hole to the center of this hole is 34 inches. From the center of this hole to the center of this hole is 24 inches. When you're using this as a 24 inch extension, your maximum gross trailer weight is 6000 pounds. When it's being used with a weight distribution, it increases to 8000 pounds.

Maximum tongue weight is 600 pounds, and then when used with weight distribution, it's going to be 800 pounds. The weight capacity when using this with a 34 inch extension, it's going to give you a maximum gross trailer weight of 4500 pounds. With weight distribution, we're looking at 6000 pounds. Tongue weight for the 34 inch extension, 450 pounds, and then with a weight distribution is 600 pounds. Keep in mind that the adapter bar must be trimmed down for applications that require only a 24 inch extension. To do this, you would use a hacksaw and you would cut along the trim marks shown right here on the bar. No trimming is needed for applications that require the 34 inch extended length. We also want to recommend that you use stabilizing straps when carrying hitch-mounted accessories with this adapter. You can find those here at etrailer.com. Those are going to be sold separately with part number 18050. That's going to do it, though, for today's look at the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for a 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver.


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Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long - C45048

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (66 Customer Reviews)

This dual-function adapter bar lets you extend your hitch beyond your bed-mounted camper and reduce your hitch opening so that you can have a 2" hitch for towing a trailer or mounting an accessory.

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CURT C45048 HITCH EXTENSION I drive a 2011 GMC 3500HD with an S&S 9.5 slide in camper. I needed an extension to be able to tow my boat behind the truck/camper. I saw this extension was on sale w/free shipping. I ordered on Sunday 9/10 and received it on Wednesday 9/13. The extension looks very heavy duty and it slipped right inside my vehicle receiver. The extension protrudes about 4" past the camper bumper. PERFECT! All of the welds look like quality welds. I just need to mount my trailer harness and I will be ready to go! Great service, great prices & delivery! 432164


Comments

The hitch extender is still doing a fantastic job! Very happy I purchased this product.

Ken Y - 09/20/2018

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Excellent product. Easy to use. I recommend finding someone with a metal band saw to cut to length. I cut mine with a sawzaw metal blade and finished it with a high grit sanding disc and it turned out ok- not perfect. I towed my boat behind my truck with the camper on it and it worked good. I’ve also attached my motorcycle rack with my 2013 ktm 450. To be on the safe side calculate your tounge weight before towing. 583518



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Great extension just had to cut off about an inch to fit it on my truck. I did not receive the pin for it. 523057



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Product is heavy duty, and, tho I haven't used it yet, I expect great results like previous reviewers. Price was good and customer service dealt quickly and favorably on a small issue I had. I did have to cut 1 1:2 inches off to make it fit in front of my spare, but that was no surprise because I read that other buyers had dealt with the same issue. Chevy/GMC trucks spare tires get in the way a bit. Very satisfied. Have bought from etrailer in the past and don't think they can be beat. Thanks to Caleb for his help. 418607


Comments

Really well. I just used it to tow my boat halfway across Washington behind my pickup camper and it worked great. I’ve used it several times now and am very happy with what it allows me to do.

Scott - 08/10/2018

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I love the adjustable length. I only needed 24" and easily cut on pre marked line. I now tow my 20' boat behind my F250 with cabover no problem. Great product! 432593



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Exactly as described and I custom tethered it to the camper bumper for more stability. I did have to drill out the pin hole a little as it did not line up 100% to get the pin inserted, but it is going to work very well. 524937



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Hitch extension needed for 3/4 ton truck with truck camper mounted with tailgate down. Great product. 25 inch extension after cutting off end. Easy to add safety chains to anchor to truck. Now can bring extra gear in covered 5x8 trailer. 707187



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Was exactly what I needed thanks to the wealth of information provided on website. 695516



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Works great. Very strong material. 682305



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Just as described, fast shipping. 673448



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Does what it's supposed to. I got it to tow my 3000lb boat when I have my pickup camper on. With this I don't have to crawl under the camper to hook up the boat. I did a 1600 mile round trip a few weeks ago with no problems. 669405



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Works perfectly after one year it has not rusted bent no chains or connections have broken awesome product have sent friends to etrailer.com 665714



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5 star----excellent 659768



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Good quality as expected - great job etrailer! One item was delayed which slowed delivery of entire order, but etrailer provided excellent communication. 654847



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This extender works great with our 2019 Ford F350 when using our 9'6" truck camper so we can use our bike rack or tow a trailer. Nice product, great etrailer selection and info once again! 654742



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Absolutely the correct product for my needs. This fit perfectly beneath my Lance truck camper enabling me to haul a 16 foot trailer behind. All the holes matched up to my Dodge RAM 3500 receiver, and because the full length was necessary, no cutting was required. This was, by far, the least expensive bar at this length. Delivery was fast. I have no complaints--only good things to say. Thanks. 653070



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Good product but had to fabricate open side to fit into truck side. 652657



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Best price ,They answered the phone on Sunday, the part was shipped out and delivered on time and it was exactly what I needed, I will definitely use etrailer .com again . 645061



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This is a well made product with an excellent powder coating. I had to saw 1-7/8" off the end to clear my spare tire. I am using it to tow a trailer with my pickup camper on my truck. 644319



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as expected ... perfect... 641678



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My application only required the 24" extension so I had to cut the extension at the mark indicated on the sticker supplied with the information. Once cut this item now does not fit into my OEM receiver as the bend by the fabrication did not control the side bulge and now I have to mill the protruding sides back to the appropriate O.D. 637521



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Arrived quickly and fit perfectly. Couldn't be better! 634426



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Used with my new slide-in truck camper while pulling a cargo trailer. Worked well no problems with the product. 629682



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Excellent! I had to pay for delivery to Alaska and etrailer upgraded the shipment for fast delivery, compared to truck rate time. Thank You for your help. The Curt hitch extension has excellent fit and finish for my Ram 3500. 602802



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Great product seemingly designed for my 2017 RAM 3500 dually with a Host Mammoth 11.6 truck camper. I put my ebike on a rack that slips nicely into the narrowed down extension this unit offers. The long setting is just perfect for my rig. I now am considering a boat or off-road equipment to tow. I think it costs too much, hence only 4 stars. 577445



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We bought this extender as an alternative to a 'Super Hitch' that would have cost 4 times as much. Our need was to pull a 17 foot fiberglass boat behind our pickup with a truck bed camper that extended out a couple feet of the box. We pulled that boat about 4,000 miles this summer, and this hitch worked great. Unless you are pulling something with a lot of weight, this hitch is the answer to your problems! 573764



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Extension solved our problem of the camper overhang obstructing the trailer hitch. There is some side to side movement with all the assembled components, which can be tightened up by various devices (shim accessories etc.) Manufacturer states that a bit of slop is expected and safe and we have seen no problem with this issue. 572150



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Just what you need to extend your 2 1/2" truck receiver for a 2" hitch. Well made with good welds and paint. This has a slight up bend in the middle which is helpful. I use it to extend my Ram 3500 class 5 hitch when I have my 10'2" truck camper mounted. Pay close attention to the weight rating which is clearly displayed. You can cut this to make a 24" extension or use it as is for a 34" extension. 571564



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Haven't had a chance to use yet , But looks like it is just what I needed, thanks for your great service ,received it in great shape and a timely order, And thanks for the help with the tracking, I do and will recommend you to others! 568793



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Works great when I have my Lance 855S truck camper on the truck. Perfect length for towing the boat 563580



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This was exactly what I was looking for! I tow a trailers all the time with a cabover camper on my truck, so it was perfect! 559629



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the original add said it came with a 2 1/2" to 2" reducer. this did not come with it. 552021


Comments

The C45048 is a hitch extender and reducer. One end of the extender should be 2-1/2 inches to fit your 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver opening and the other end of the extender is a 2 x 2 inch opening.

-- Heather A - 08/10/2018

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The product is everything as advertised, shipping was on time, undamaged and works as expected. 545492



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Everything as expected,,,, Nice job !! 544133



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The hitch pin will not go all of the way through when the hitch extender is in the receiver. The holes do not line up. I may have to file the file to make it work. Not thrilled...... 525493



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Excelent product. If you need a hitch extension you can't go wrong with this one . 514828



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Exactly as described. Works perfect with my pickup camper. 498862



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So far so good, seems to be of great quality, we will be using it a lot more this upcoming year 491848



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Excellent! 485568



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Works great 483827



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Works as advertised 479773



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Very pleased with the customer service when I called and even more pleased when I received the extension in 2 days with free shipping. Product was exactly as advertised and fit perfect. I am new to camping and will be ordering my other trailering items from etrailer.com 479117



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I bought this Hitch extension to pull a small enclosed trailer for my motorcycle and for a hitch mounted bicycle rack. I have a slide in truck camper that extends beyond the truck. It is made very well and the paint is also good. Will work perfect for both applications. 478811



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Flawless fit, heavy smooth powdercoating, and better than [other online retailer] shipping and customer service. 467530



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Super fast shipping. Product is super heavy duty I could not ash for more. Thankyou 459632



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I recieved the hitch extension very quickly and the order process was very easy. The extension was exactly like advertised and installed easily. I plan on using the extension to tow my jeep on a tow bar and it hitched up perfectly. The only problem that I have with the product is that I only needed a 24" extension but had to order this one that also does 34". It would have been nicer to have been able to order a 24" and not cut off and waist 10" from this unit. 449405



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Great product, even better price. 431610



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Looks like it'll do the job. I have one little problem which will be easy to solve: On the 2.5" end, the length from the pin hole to the end of the unit is about 1/8th" too long (it interferes with the spare tire) so that I can't get the retainer pin thru. 430217



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Extender was as advertised, I inserted it into my hitch, measured twice, then cut it off on the line indicated for 24 inch length. Used a metal cutting blade in my 71/2 circular saw and didn't take much time or effort. Noticed that the holes for the pin didn't quite line up, the pin wouldn't slide thru, on both the 24 inch hole or the 34 inch hole. I took a drill and 1/2 inch bit and slightly reamed out the holes. Once done, the pin slipped right thru. My TC is a Lance 1010, 10 foot long. The end of the extender is several inches back under the bumper step of the camper, and when the stinger is put in place, the hitch ball is three to four inches away from the bumper. It looks just right. 428616



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Nice product and was delivered in just a few days. Also a great price! 420915


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  • Availability of Hitch Extender that Can Give 24 inches to Clear Tailgate When Towing Trailer
  • We have a Curt hitch extension part # C45048 which can be cut down to 24 inches like you'd need. But you'd need to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on your vehicle. It looks like you have a 2008 Ford F-250 or 350 so if that were the case you'd need the part # C15810 for a hitch that's a fit for the vehicle and compatible with the extension.
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  • Curt or Reese 2-1/2 inch Hitch Extender for 24-34 inch Range Comparison
  • The Curt # C45048 really seems to be the obvious choice. It's less expensive, made in America, and has the same capacities when compared to the Reese # RP45292.
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  • Hitch Receiver Dual Hitch Adapter And Extension Compatibility With Bike Rack And Trailer
  • The MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 12" Long # MT70070 will reduce your hitch's overall tongue weight capacity by 50%. This adapter is rated for up to 400 lbs tongue weight and up to 4,000 lbs towing. There is a good chance that tongue weight is going to be an issue with the combination you are looking at based on your hitch using adapters and not the adapter ratings. You will add the tongue weight of your trailer, the weight of the adapter, and the weight of...
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  • Could Curt Hitch Extender # C45048 Be Used to Tow 6,500 lb Trailer
  • If you use the Curt hitch extender part # C45048 in the 24 inch length with a weight distribution system the towing capacity is 8,000 lbs. If the 24 inch length would work for you this would be a great option.
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  • Hitch Extension Capacities and Compatibility with Specific Hitches on 2015 Ford F-350
  • A hitch extension like the 34-inch Curt # C45048 or the 48-inch Reese # RP45018 which fit 2-1/2-inch hitches have a weight capacity that will vary depending on the length. The longer the extension is the lower the capacity is. With this Reese part # RP45018 the maximum towing weight rating at the full 48-inches is 4000-lbs, but if the extension is cut down to 41-inches the capacity rises to 5000-lbs. If a weight distribution system is employed then both ratings are higher, 6000 and 7500-lbs,...
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  • Recommended 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Extension and Wiring for Boat Trailer Behind In-Bed Camper
  • It sounds like you need about a fairly long extender and there unfortunately is not an extender that isn't also a reducer for your 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. My recommendation is to use the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long # C45048 which has the same capacities as the similar Reese # RP45292 and then use a more cost effective option for your ball mount like the MaxxTow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch # MT70380. This will give you an adjustable...
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  • Hitch Extender for In-Bed Camper and Trailer Compatibility
  • For the proper extension for your trailer you will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the location you want the extender's hitch pin hole to be. I've attached the page for all of your options, but you will want to note the towing capacity as well as the fact that many extenders will reduce the tongue weight of your hitch by 50%. The additional length increases the torque on your hitch receiver, so it will significantly reduce your towing capacity...
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  • Class V, 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch and Long Extension to Clear In-Bed Camper in a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
  • If you were to use an extension such as # C45048 with Curt trailer hitch # C15809 on your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 then it would be limited to 4,500 pounds at the 34 inch length. But at the 24 inch length it is rated for 6,000 pounds and a standard length ball mount would provide additional extension to clear the in-bed camper.
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  • Recommended 18 Inch Hitch Extender to Clear Truck Camper on Ford F-350
  • The longest standard hitch extender we have available for 2 inch receivers is the Reese # RP11004. This particular extender measures right at 18 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the center of the hitch pin hole on the adapter's receiver. You can take a quick measurement out from the center of the hitch pin hole on your existing trailer hitch to see if this length will clear your camper's overhang. If you find you need a bit more length, you can also...
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