Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long

Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long

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Curt Hitch Adapters - C45796

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 18 In Extension
  • Curt
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Steel

Curt Extender for 2" receivers -18" long.


Features:

  • Capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Overall length: 23-1/4"
  • Length from center of hitch pin hole to center of pin hole: 18"
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Fits 2" x 2" hitch receivers

Please Note: Using a hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%.



45796 Curt Extender for 2" Receivers







Video of Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long


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




Video Transcript for Curt Receiver Hitch Extender Review

Randy: Hey guys. It's Randy here at etrailer.com. Today we're taking a look at Curt hitch extenders. These are designed for use in a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening and they're going to in an 8, a 14, and an 18 inch length. This is going to be a really good way with obstructions on the back of your vehicle whether it's a Jeep like this with a spare tire, a truck with an in-bed camper or even a UTV hitch that's just buried underneath and hard to get to.This is going to get our pinwheel much further back allowing us to clear any obstructions that we might have their accessories. Here is one of the many situations where a hitch extender is going to come in handy.

As you can see we've got a folding style bike rack back here. We just can't get it in far enough before it makes contact with the tire. So by buying that 8, that 14, or that 18 inch extension it's going to give us the room to get our items in place without any interference.Now something that sets this extender apart from some others you can see and extremely durable, solid shank here goes into the backside of your receiver tube. That's going to give you supreme durability. It's going to be very, very rugged, actually quite heavy.

To secure it we're going to slide it in our receiver tube opening. We want to line up the pin hole in the extender with the pin hole in our hitch. Once that's in place use a standard 5/8th diameter pin to slide through there and get it secured with our clip.Now you can also use anti-rattle devices with this but keep in mind, since it is a solid shank we can't put anything inside we we'll have to use an external type. Now the pin's going to be a standard Class 3 style pin, 5/8th of an inch in diameter. So if you don't already have one of those at home be sure to pick it up.

It's not included with the extender. Now overall this going to be a very heavy-duty extender. It feels heavier than just about any of the other ones that we've dealt with.Now this is a two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. That's going to be very compatible with a lot of accessories out here. This would be like what they consider would be like a Class 3 size.

Pin hole here on the side is going to be 5/8th of an inch in diameter and just like a receiver tube opening on a hitch. So any anti-rattle devices and things like that, you won't have any issues getting those in place.Now for ball mount use, I don't know that those are very important. You're going to have a little bit of movement with a ball mount anyway. But putting cargo carriers in here, putting bike racks in here, I would definitely want an anti-rattle there just to keep everything nice and solid. Now here's a pretty good example of what we we're talking about with the movement that we have at our connection between the extender and the hitch.As you can see with this bike rack on here going down the road it'd have quite a bit of play. So we recommend the use of an anti-rattle device here at our connection point so we can limit that and keep everything nice and sturdy. I don't think it's as big of a deal when towing but it's something to keep in mind. Any hitch extender without an anti-rattle device is going to give you that same movement. These extenders also get really good reviews from our customers.It's like Billy said, "I have a Jeep Wrangler with a spare tire on the back. Because of that, I needed this product in order to use a cargo basket so that the basket will clear the spare tire. This product fits the bill and it is very sturdy. Now when using this hitch extender we're going to have the 350 pound tongue weight maximum. That's the most downward force we can put on it. We going to have a 3500 pound gross trailer weight rating so it would be the total weight or our trailer and anything that we load up on it.We also need to check our hitch for it's capacity. Take that down by 50% and use whichever of those numbers are lowest. Also to help ensure that this is going to look good and last for a very long time, Curt's put their black powder coat finish all around everything, giving it a nice clean look.


Customer Reviews

Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long - C45796

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (104 Customer Reviews)

Curt Extender for 2" receivers -18" long.

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Used it love it thanks, and a very fair price which I greatly appreciate. 525173


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Worked great last year and will be using all summer, works great for pulling my boat with camper

Richard B - 06/21/2019

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My truck bed camper is so easy to access with the hitch stair and extender. Having them has finished my project off perfectly. Thanks. 439531



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I haven't used it yet, but it fits fine on my 2017 Nissan Frontier. It appears to be solid and has a great finish. I'm excited that I can now pull my scooter/motorcycle trailer with my tailgate down allowing for more cargo and camping gear in the bed. Potential buyers should keep in mind that you will likely need longer chains and a lighting wire extension for your trailer. 512088


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Please keep in mind that using the # C45796 Hitch Extender will decrease the towing and tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50.

-- Mike L - 05/23/2018

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Simple and easy. 441425



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I HAVE A JOHN DEERE GATOR AND IT WAS DIFFICULT CONNECTING TRAILERS TO THIS HITCH WITHOUT GETTING ON YOUR HANDS AND KNEES.. NOT ONLY THAT BUT THE TRAILER HAD TO HAVE A LONG TONGUE. SINCE I PURCHASED MY C 45796 CURT EXTENDER FOR MY 2 INCH RECEIVER , I NOW CAN HOOK UP ANY TRAILER AND TOW IT SUCCESSFULLY AND HOOKING UP IS VERY EASY. NO MORE GETTING ON THE GROUND . I AM WELL PLEASED WITH THE CURT EXTENDER THANKS FOR QUICK DELIVERY 497994



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Best and fastest service I've ever had from an online store. 619377



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Great product and dependable service 571230



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Going fishing and hunting will be much easier now. Now I can get in the bed of my truck & get things out easy. I have a brand new truck & didn't want to scratch up the tailgate. Also shipped very fast. Thanks 409909



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Made in China!!! NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT.. ........ 557699



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Great 18 inch hitch extension. Heavy duty shipped promptly. Used to mount a seed spreader on my 2018 Ranger. 569391



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This product work perfectly. Very strong material, it will not bend under a load. I use it to extend out from under my UTV to attach the salt spreader. 452758



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Perfect for John Deere 835R 609672


Comments

Keep in mind that using an extender such as this will lower the capacity of the hitch both towing and tongue weight capacity by half.

-- Mike L - 03/04/2019

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Products were shipped out and delivered before the expected delivery date. They were just as described. I would definitely order from eTrailer again in the future. 575694



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Rock solid, heavy-weight, and inspires confidence. I ordered two and linked them together because I couldn't find something longer without spending a lot more and a complicated install. I had a simple problem to solve - a deep keel 22 foot sailboat at a boat ramp and I needed another few feet of tongue length to keep my tailpipe out of the water. I stop at the top of the ramp, hook up the two lengths, and I have just enough distance to keep the pipe out of the water. Of course I remove the extenders for any travel over the road. The two pieces together are very easy to handle as components and the price was much lower here than other vendors. And, did I mention that I ordered early one morning and in a different time zone and George J had it out the door in under 2.5 hours. I figure he processed my order right after he got to work and before he went to the coffee maker. Thanks George. 395167


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Thanks for asking, I’m very satisfied with it but don’t use my extension apparatus all that much. It was for my boat trailer and I had to deal with a ramp situation that had me concerned. It solved the problem and I keep it stored safely away for the next time. I only trailer once or twice a season and sometimes not at all as we have the boat at a slip. But, if a hurricane is coming and there is a need to pull it quickly the extension will make all the difference in the world. Thanks again.

Patrick - 07/20/2018

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I bought this extender after a lot of looking around, this one does the trick!!! It is SOLID Square, not heavy wall tube, the only thing that might hurt this is a Atomic Bomb!!!!! I plan to tow my boat behind my truck with the tail gate down because the camper is 8', and my truck bed is 6'2", the 18" model was exactly what I needed. Shipping was fast, the whole buying experience was PAINLESS, will order from these folks without worry!! 303671


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Fantastic!!! This extender will be here long after a Atomic bomb goes off. Very well built!!!

Mike P - 10/25/2017

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The Curt 18 inch extender arrived on time especially for this time of the year. It is seriously heavy duty, well constructed. It will be used on my Gator for towing a log splitter, will save my back big time for those familiar with the rear hitch receiver location on a Gator. I am sure I will find other uses for it on my P/U or MH. Great product at a fair price and shipped for free. How good is that? 456392


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The extender is working out great, I have used it many times, I like it even better after each use. Fantastic product and company to deal with.

Dan S - 12/01/2018

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Ordered on a Saturday afternoon and received on Wednesday morning. It doesn't get much better than that. No more bending under the rack to hook up a trailer. Thanks Etrailer 357220


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It’s a quality product and I highly recommend it if you need an extension on your ATV.

Ron M - 03/22/2018

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Great product. Fast, friendly service and done right the first time. 576064



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Perfect fit, just what I needed haul my 8.5' truck camper in a 6.5' bed with the tail gate down and tow my boat and ATV trailers. Connie and the rest of the Etrailer staff were extremely helpful and pleasant to work with. Great company and products! 722545



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the extension is well made and solid. the box size was alittle oversized but well packaged. 668393



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This was perfect for the application I needed. Thank you so much for the upgrade in shipping. 667971



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We are very happy with our Rocky Mount Swing Arm 2-bike carrier. Our e-bike and Fat-tire seem very secure when mounted. There was some user-error on my part during assembly. I recommend Rocky Mount include a link to an assembly video with the assembly instructions. etrailer.com refunded the cost of an ordered but not needed part immediately which I greatly appreciated. 637427



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I have never been disappointed with the service from etrailer. Every time I make a purchase I receive my item super fast. This hitch extension is heavy duty and is a quality item that I would purchase again. 616893



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Great looking product, quick delivery - pleased with the transaction from start to finish. 591606



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Great product and quick shipping. Will do business again. 579490



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Ordered to pull my motorcycle trailer behind my F150. Because I am also going to have a couple bikes in the bed needed to extend the hitch to allow the tailgate to be down. Great quality product nad just what I needed. eTrailer shipped quickly, received a few days prior to the original day communicated. 576497



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Works prefect for my bad boy buggie. Thanks Etrailer. 557134



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Heavy Duty Bar....Great Price....Fast Delivery.....Ohhhh...And The Packaging Was Off The Hook 529477



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Fast shipping! The hitch extender was exactly as advertised, and works great! Used it to attach a second receiver below the first one, to carry our kayaks. Thanks to your extender, we solved a problem for a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. 522214



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This hitch extender was exactly what I needed. It came very quickly. Its made very well. I am more than happy with my purchase. 518913



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Exactly what I wanted and needed, thanks for this product 515213



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Needed to extend the hitch and raise the ball to pull my woodsplitter behind my side-by-side UTV. Looks like this setup will do the trick. 511164



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Excellent product. Could not be more pleased. Will definitely shop and recommend your site for these products. 510162


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Very impressed with quality and price!!!

RICHARD C - 05/19/2019

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Purchased 18 inch hitch extender c45796 and 15 inch ball mount 80232 both are very sturdy have 10 ft camper these work perfect so I can tow my boat or quad trailer 505035



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great product total quality 500656



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Just what I needed to get get out past my flatbed. Used it the day it came (yesterday) with no problems. It will work until I can figure out a more permanent solution that does not affect my towing weight capacity. This piece is bomber solid and well made, and cheaper than making it myself. The staff at etrailer were fantastic. They called me right after making my order to check fitment and make sure I understood the capabilities of the product, sent me emails when it shipped (wicked quickly I may add). I have never written an on-line purchase review before, but etrailer earned it. Thanks for the very easy to use and detailed website, great customer service, quick shipping and friendly attitude. You will be my go to for all things trailering in the future. Cheers, Ben in Maine 495067



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Works great, very HD. 486158



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Ordered 2-15-2018, received 2-20-2018, I am impressed as to the ease of ordering, and speed of delivery. Having received order today l have not yet used product, but material and workmanship look great. I do not impress easily, but I am certainly impressed. 477509



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just what I wanted very well made ups delivered it before my e mail told me it was shipped beat that 473495



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Worked nicely for the application I purchased it for. Shipping could have been faster but overall very pleased. 465110



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Great hitch extension for use with a Lance truck camper. 461780



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Product arrived on time in good conditi on. 459825



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Quality product with correct dimensions and clearly very well fabricated! 452537



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Has performed as needed. 452518



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Great product at a reasonable price. 441793



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Good heavy duty item. I have no worries towing my Coleman off road over very rough trails. 435245



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Have a 14" that is a little to short to get my boat hitch out from under my slide in camper when towing my boat, the extra 4" of this extension is just right now. Charles 427179



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I have purchase a few items from etrailer and has always had great service. 421883



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Did a EXCELLENT job and got here FAST 416613



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Good products as advertised. 417184


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  • We do offer many trailer hitch adapters that will extend the hitch receiver on your 2016 Ram 2500. The particular product you need will depend on how far out the hitch needs to be extended to clear your Cirrus 820 Camper, and the amount of weight you plan on towing with the small trailer or carrying with a hitch-mounted rack. You can take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the outermost edge of the camper to see what kind of clearance you will need....
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  • Solution for Clearing Spare Tire on Jeep Wrangler for Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier
  • We do have a large selection of hitch extenders that are designed for exactly the situation you described in your question. The particular extender you choose will depend on how much distance you are needing in order to clear the spare tire on your Jeep Wrangler. I recommend taking a quick measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch receiver, to the outermost edge of the spare tire. You will just need to make sure you pick an extender that will reach at least this distance....
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  • Longest Available 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Extender
  • The longest trailer hitch extender we offer is the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension part # TLE1560 which measures 60". However, the SuperTruss will require you to use a SuperHitch like part # TLC1204. The longest trailer hitch extender we offer for a 2" trailer hitch that does not require the SuperHitch is indeed 18" like part # C45796. Please note that a hitch extender minus the SuperTruss will reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50%. I have attached a list of all the 2" trailer...
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  • 18 Inch Hitch Extender that Fits 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The # D30 you referenced is for hitch fabrication and it sounds like you simply need a hitch extender. There is an 18 inch extension, the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796 which you can use with a bike rack. The only thing to note is that the use of any extender will reduce the overall capacity of the hitch by 50 percent and that includes the tongue weight capacity. This is important because the tongue weight capacity of your hitch is the max weight your bike racks...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extension to Keep Trailer From Contacting Truck During Turns
  • You want to make sure the hitch ball is out past the furthest point of the truck. An 18 inch extender like the Curt # C45796 will reach most of the way to the edge of the truck. Then any ball mount will make up the rest. We have a ball mount kit, # 989900, that includes two different ball mounts and hitch balls that may work for you. Depending on the rise or drop you need, if any, with your trailer.
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  • Hitch Extension for Use With Truck Camper
  • By extension that "uses chains to the corners of my truck hitch" I assume you are talking about an extender such as the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1521 which attaches like in the accompanying photo. The SuperTruss extenders that use chains are only fits for TorkLift SuperHitch dual-receiver trailer hitches so these would only fit if you had one of those on your truck. As for 18" hitch extenders such as the Curt # C45796, there are none we carry which use chains that...
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