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Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long

Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long

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Curt Hitch Adapters

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

Item # C45796





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   (154 Customer Reviews)

Curt Extender for 2" receivers -18" long.

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Came as described, did what i wanted it to do which was extend my Dirt bike rack out past my tailgate, so i could some Hooligan/ neck breaking [stuff]. Really solid well built part though durable, worked well have no complaints or isses with the product.



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Very well made, the male end is solid 2”x2” steel and the female end has a steel band around the end for increased strength. Nice hard baked on finish as well, it arrived with the box damaged, but the 18 inch hitch extension didn’t have a scratch on it. I deducted one star because it is not made in the USA.



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Purchased to use on my 2020 Yamaha Drive 2 golf cart hitch. I ordered this and an 18” receiver extension. When I placed my online order I received a phone call the next morning asking if was aware that the extension and the receiver hitch were different sizes and would not work together. I was very grateful for the call as I had not realized I had ordered items that would not fit together. Great Customer Service!!!



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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



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Strong, towed the boat or trailer with ranger sxs behind the truck camper it worked very well.



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Perfect. My previous extension was not "heavy duty" by any means and was just a few inches short of clearing during a turnaround. This gave me the clearance I needed to turn around without my trailer hitting the camper jacks on my palomino slide in camper. Item is heavy, solid insert, and no doubt it will do what I need it to do for summer vacations. Thanks!!



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This is an excellent product. It is very sturdy and allows the hatchback on my Subaru Ascent to open without interfering with my basket carrier in the rear. Very helpful.


Comments
This is a great product. Fixed my loading problem.
Brenton M - 05/28/2021


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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.



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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


Comments
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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Product arrived quickly and well protected in the packaging that etrailer sent it in. I am using it to extend my hitch for use with a swinging Hammock chair set up and will allow me to open the tailgate with the chair rack in place. Thanks for the quick shipment!



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jetski trailer with short tongue - much easier now to back down the boat ramp



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The product is perfect on my 2012 4 Runner. I added a rear bumper with a spare tire rack and this works for me to add my bike carrier. Highly recommend.



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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.



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Needed this item to be able to tow my boat behind my pick-up with 9 foot camper. Had put off towing because I thought I needed a very long extension bar coupled with a weight distribution system...which would not be compatible with my trailer anyways. So I gave up on the idea of towing with it, leaving the boat behind on trips for over ten years. That all changed when I perused the etrailer web site for solutions. Found the solution with the Curt 18" extension bar and the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch (RM-061). With a 12 inch ball mount on the end, and securing both with a pair of Roadmaster Hitch Quieters, it turned out to be perfect. I can move forward and turn either direction just past 45 degrees with out danger of a jack-knife event. My boat/motor/trailer weighs about 1,300 lbs, so I was well within the reduced weight limits imposed by using an 18" extension bar with the class III hitch. The Hitch Quieters were like "icing on the cake," eliminating 3/8" of horizontal and especially vertical "slop" and associated noise. The boat can go with me all the time now.


Comments
Just great! I tow without a worry. The set up quite often becomes the topic of conversation at the boat ramp when others see it.
Jim R - 07/25/2018



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I have a jet ski trailer that I converted to carry my kayaks and wanted a little more distance for backing down the ramp and launching without getting my feet wet in cooler temps. This extension definitely meets my need and the service was outstanding! Standard delivery said about a week of i recall correctly but I received an email the next day saying it will arrive in two days at no extra charge. I am more than grateful for the expedited delivery and etrailer is now my first stop when looking for trailer parts and roof rack accessories.



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This was perfect for allowing me to haul my side by side with the tailgate down on the pickup while I also hauled my camping trailer with a load distribution hitch.



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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.


Comments
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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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



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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?


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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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Heavy duty Quality



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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.


Comments
Please keep in mind that using the # C45796 Hitch Extender will decrease the towing and tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 05/23/2018


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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!!


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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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Great products arrived super fast, super quality, I'll send a picture when I get them installed. My gate was closed, I hand carried the package down 400 ft. of driveway. Now I'm resting, good quality weighs a bit. Thanks a million.



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Perfect for John Deere 835R


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.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 03/04/2019


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Part worked just perfectly. Very handy on my gator. etrailer is a great place to do business with


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Hitch Adapters

  • Recommended Hitch Extension for Flat towing Jeep Grand Cherokee
    I have an option for you, but I'm afraid the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long, part # C45796 won't work for your application. It has a capacity of 3,500 lbs, and from what I found, your Jeep Grand Cherokee exceeds that. If a 12" extension is enough for what you need, your best option, with a 10,000 lb capacity, is the Bue Ox Hitch Extender # BX88264. This is the longest extension with the highest capacity we have available for a 2" receiver. Otherwise, please let me know the...
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  • Recommended Extension For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver To Clear Long Kayak On Trailer
    I have another option for you, but currently there is not a 2' extension for a 2" trailer hitch receiver. Instead I recommend using the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers # C45796 which is an 18" extension that will allow you to insert you ball mount into and has hitch pin holes on each end. One thing to keep in mind is that any time you use a hitch extender the tongue weight and trailer weight ratings of your hitch will be reduced by 50%, so you will need to make sure you are not overloading...
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  • What Is a Good Anti-Rattle Device for an 18 Inch Hitch Extender
    Yes the Malone Anti-Rattle HitchLock System # MPG908 can work with the Curt Hitch Extender # C45796. In most applications a small amount of space rests between the larger portion of the extender and the collar of your vehicles hitch. The distance between the pin hole of the extender and the larger section of the extender is 3". This allows some room for the U-Bolt of the Malone anti-rattle device to fit. With the u-bolt being 1/2" in diameter you would only need 2-1/2" from the center...
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  • Option to Increase Turning Radius of Trailer Towing Setup Without Losing Weight Capacity
    Hitch extenders can add enough length to give a better turning radius but the problem is that they cut the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. So your best option would be to go with a longer ball mount to gain the extra clearance without sacrificing capacity. For example we have the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 which is 15-3/4 inches in length and has the same 6,000 lb capacity as your vehicle. I attached a review video for this for more info as well.
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  • 36 Inch Hitch Extender for a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
    I do have options for you but you cannot install two of part # C45796 together to get a total of 36". Doing so would completely diminish your trailer hitches weight capacity. The most cost effective solution I have for you would be to use part # RP45292 for 24"-34" or part # RP45018 for 41"-48". However, both of these options will require a 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15860. The best solution I have for you to get a 36" hitch extension...
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  • What Is the Longest Trailer Hitch Extender for a 2000 Ford F-350
    The trailer hitch extenders we have for a 2" receiver tube will range in length from 7-3/8" - 48". However, there is not a maximum length for any one particular truck as it will vary based on how heavy of a trailer you will be using and what trailer hitch you have. The longer the hitch extender is, the less weight you will be able to pull. The longer hitch extenders over 18" (TorkLift SuperTruss) require a certain trailer hitch to be used. The longest trailer hitch extender we have...
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  • Can the Curt 18 Inch Hitch Extender Be Used for Towing
    The Curt Extender for 2" Receivers part # C45796 can be used for towing but they do reduce your weight capacity but 50%. If you give me more info on what you are trying to do I may have other options for you but I typically recommend using a ball mount with long shank instead, the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 for example as this will not limit your capacity beyond the 6,000 lb rating.
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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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  • How To Tow a Trailer with the Tailgate Down
    If you will be towing a 6,800 lb camper while also using the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers part # C45796 that means the trailer hitch on your vehicle will need to have a 13,600 lb weight capacity because these types of adapters reduce your weight capacity but 50%. A much better option for you will be to use a ball mount with extended shank like the Curt Class III Drawbar part # C45270 which has a 7,500 lb weight capacity and measures 13" from the center of hitch pin hole to center of ball...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Extender for use with Cirrus 820 Camper on 2016 Ram 2500
    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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  • Using Extra-Long Ball Mount vs. Hitch Extension When Towing with Jeep That Has Rear Spare Tire
    When towing with a vehicle like your 2013 Jeep Wrangler that has a rear-door-mounted spare tire you will probably need either a hitch extension like the Curt # C45796 that you referenced, OR you may be able to use an extra-long ball mount, which is actually a preferable solution. There are a few advantages to using a long ball mount versus a separate hitch extension like # C45796. The first is towing capacity. Extensions cause a 50-percent loss in hitch weight capacity. The other advantage...
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  • Hitch Extender for Towing Small Trailer
    As long as you are staying within the manufacturers specification in regards to the weights you will be perfectly fine. The Curt Extender # C45796 has a tongue weight capacity of 350lbs and 3500lbs towing or 50% of hitch capacity, whichever is less. In your case for your 2014 Subaru Outback that would be 300lbs tongue weight and 2150lbs towing. You will also more than likely need a Wiring Extension # HM47004 as well as Safety Cable Extensions # RM-910648-20. Be sure to keep these secured...
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  • Can Curt Extender be Custom Ordered for Length?
    The Curt Extender # C45796 is 18" long and cannot be custom ordered to be 36". The solution for you would be to Curt Hitch Extension # C45048 which can extend up to 34". I've added a link to a video review of this product for you.
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  • Availability of 24" Hitch Extension for Use with 2008 Ford F-250
    The longest extender we have available with the single shank is the 18" Curt # C45796. Anything longer than that and you'll need to install the TorkLift # TLF1002 on your 2008 Ford F-250 so you can use the SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1524. You will need to remove the OEM hitch to install the TorkLift.
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  • Safety Chain Configuration When Using Hitch Extender to Tow Trailer
    When using an 18 inch long hitch extender like the Curt # C45796 you can certainly use two sets of chains like you mentioned, one set from the truck to the extender's receiver and one from the receiver to the trailer. Technically only the chains from the receiver to the boat trailer would need to be crossed to create that cradle for the coupler in the event that it becomes unattached. If you'd rather not weld on D rings to the extender you can also just use one set of longer chains...
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  • Is the Shank on Curt Hitch Extender # C45796 Solid or Hollow
    The Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long Item # C45796 has a solid shank. I have linked a video review of this extender for you and at about the 22 second mark you can see that the shank is solid.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack with Lowered Tailgate of 2017 Nissan Frontier
    For a Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack to not touch a lowered tailgate on a 2017 Nissan Frontier I recommend using the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796. This will move the hitch pin hole centers 18 inches and will also give you a tongue weight restriction of 350 lbs. Your Kuat Transfer 2-Bike will work just fine with that restriction. If you will be traveling with the tailgate down, I recommend the Fold Down Truck Bed Expander # C57WR to secure your cargo in the bed of your...
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  • Availability of Extra-Long Ball Mount and Hitch Extension for 2-Inch Hitches
    Hitch extenders such as the Curt 18-inch model # C45796 and the others shown on the linked page can give you more space between vehicle and trailer but they do so at the cost of reducing your hitch's capacity by half. This is true for virtually all such adapters. There are longer extensions that do not reduce capacity but these extenders such as the 4-foot TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1548 require that your tow vehicle have their specialized dual-receiver SuperHitch. There...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation for Chevy Silverado 1500
    For a 2 inch hitch like what you'd have on your Chevy Silverado 1500 we have an 18 inch long hitch extender part # C45796 which would be a decent option. But you should note that with hitch extenders like this you end up cutting the capacity of the hitch in half due to the increased leverage so you'll need to keep that in mind and be sure not to exceed half of the capacity of your trailer hitch.
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  • Is Extender Needed to use a Bike Rack?
    You may need to use an extender with your bike rack if your vehicle has a spare tire and the rack does not extend far enough out to clear it. The Curt Extender # C45796 is 18" long and may work for you, but please remember it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half.
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  • Availability of Longer Hitch Extension for Use with Helping Back Trailer Down Ramp
    The longest extension we have for a 2 inch hitch is the Curt part # C45796 which is 18 inches long. This could work for you but you need to keep in mind that using an extender like this cuts the capacity of the hitch it is installed in by 50 percent.
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  • Is 24 Inch Extension Available for Class IV 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
    The longest hitch extender that is available for the Class IV 2 inch hitch on your 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 is going to be an 18 inch like part # C45796. Please keep in mind that using a hitch extension is going to reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50 percent. For a 24 inch extension your Ram would have to be equipped with a Torklift Hitch, # TLD1102-30 for Ram with factory hitch or # TLD1101 for Ram without factory hitch. You could then use # TLE1524 for the extender.
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  • Hitch Extender Compatibility with Long Ball Mount for Use With In-Bed Camper
    The Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796 can be used with the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs # 80232 or the Brophy Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 13-1/4" Long - 10,000 lbs # BH20. You may want to consider using hitch locks like # e98882 that can be keyed alike. Using a hitch extender will not reduce your towing capacity, but will reduce your trailer hitch tongue weight rating by 50%.
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  • Hitch Extension Compatibility with Weight Distribution System
    The only hitch extension we offer that is compatible with weight distribution hitches is the Titan Hitch Box Extension and Reducer # RP45292. This product is designed to fit hitches with a 2-1/2 inch receiver opening and then reduces down to a 2 inch hitch opening. This means you will need a hitch with a 2-1/2 inch opening and a weight distribution system designed for a 2 inch opening. Without knowing what vehicle you have I cannot recommend a hitch, but I did attach a page that has all...
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  • Will Use of a Hitch Adapter Reduce the Hitch Capacity?
    The Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796 will in fact reduce the capacity of your hitch by 50% which is something to keep in mind if you need an extension for either towing or using a hitch accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier. I've left a link to a video review of this part for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Adding Clearance when Towing Trailer
    Yes, you can absolutely use the Curt Extender for 2 Inch Receivers # C45796 referenced in your question, along with a ball mount and hitch ball, to tow a trailer. This extender is designed for 2 inch trailer hitch receivers and features a 3,500 pound towing weight capacity along with a 350 pound tongue weight capacity. It has an overall length of 23-1/4 inches and a distance of 18 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on the trailer hitch to the center of the hitch pin hole on the...
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  • Available Weight Rating of 2-Inch Hitch Extensions
    We do have hitch extenders for 2-inch hitches that can help with clearance needed when the truck has a slide-in camper in the bed and is towing a trailer. These are shown on the linked page and they come in various lengths and weight ratings. The longest extension that carries a 10K rating is the 12-inch Blue Ox # BX88264. The Curt extension # C45796 that you referenced is rated for only 3500-lbs. If your truck were equipped with a TorkLift SuperHitch you could use their 24-inch extension...
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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 for 2 Inch Hitch on 2019 Audi Q8
    I can certainly understand wanting to keep the wheels of your 2019 Audi Q8 out of the saltwater, and while there are hitch extenders that will add distance, there isn't a 36 inch extender that will work. The longest hitch extender is 18 inches, and there are three available that will work with a 2 inch hitch: the Curt Extender # C45796, Reese Hitch Extender # RP11004 and Brophy Hitch Extender # HE18. To secure any of these extenders to your hitch you will also need the Pin and Clip...
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  • Can Chains be Connected to Curt Hitch Extender
    There is not a place for safety chains to connect to the 18" Curt Extender for 2" Receivers # C45796 so you would need to get new safety chains as well; I have added a link to our selection of safety chains for you to check out such as the 60" # C19749. Keep in mind you will need Pin and Clip # C21510 in order to attach the extender to your current hitch, and that an extender is going to reduce the capacity of your current trailer hitch by 50 percent.
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