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Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 11" Long

Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 11" Long

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This heavy-duty device extends your hitch accessory 5-3/4", 8-1/4" or 8-1/2", or 11" out from the hitch. It fits 2" hitches and includes an anti-rattle bolt. Call 800-298-8924 to order Heininger Holdings hitch adapters part number HE6000 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Heininger Holdings products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 11" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Heininger Holdings Hitch Adapters - HE6000

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 11 In Extension
  • Heininger Holdings
  • Steel

This heavy-duty device extends your hitch accessory 5-3/4", 8-1/4" or 8-1/2", or 11" out from the hitch. It fits 2" hitches and includes an anti-rattle bolt.


Features:

  • Hitch adapter extends your trailer hitch receiver by up to 11"
    • Provides clearance for your hitch-mounted accessories to extend out past your vehicle's tailgate, spare tire, or bumper
  • Anti-rattle bolt reduces movement of unit in hitch receiver
    • Anti-rattle hitch lock (HE6001 - sold separately) can be used to deter theft of unit
  • Heavy-duty steel construction is strong and durable
  • Black powder coat finish resists rust and corrosion


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Hitch receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Extension lengths: 5-3/4", 8-1/4" or 8-1/2", and 11"
  • Overall dimensions: 14" long x 2-3/8" wide x 2-3/8" tall
  • Anti-rattle bolt dimensions: 1-1/2" long x 5/8" diameter
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Note: Using this extender will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50 percent. This extender cannot be used to tow a trailer.


Hitch Extender Diagram



6000 Advantage Sports Rack Hitch Extension by Heininger Holdings






Customer Reviews

Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 11" Long - HE6000

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

This heavy-duty device extends your hitch accessory 5-3/4", 8-1/4" or 8-1/2", or 11" out from the hitch. It fits 2" hitches and includes an anti-rattle bolt.

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works great for carrying lite weight cargo carrier on my jeep wrangle. gets carrier beyond spare tire. Other extensions would not work with my bumper hitch. 574056


Comments
The hitch extender can indeed be a handy item! But be aware that using a hitch extender will lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half.
-- Mike L - 10/13/2018

44580

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Bought this for the front hitch on a John Deere gator. The winch got in the way of the hitch, so a minor extension was needed. This is the perfect product. Use front hitch for positioning boats in my garage for winter storage. Works great for this application - short moves, not towing as this product is not certified for towing. Recommended. 852751



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The product arrived much faster than I expected. It seems to be well made and substantial and should do what I need. I need it to extend my Swagman rack further away from my car's bumper so I don't have to remove the peddle on my inside bike. 729993



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Perfect!!! Received it... mounted it....surfing in less than 30 minutes! Start to finish. Great extension for my Jeep and SUP !! 714978



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Perfect fit!! Worth every dollar! Thank you! 667411



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This is a very good product. However you need to be careful what vehicle and bike rack that you intend to use with it. My vehicles 2" hitch was not hollow past the end and the hitch extender bottomed in the hitch before the 2nd hole could be lined up and used. So the 2nd hole on the vehicle side was unusable. Then using the Swagman Chinook 2 bike rack I found that the bike rack hitch could not be inserted deep enough into this hitch extender to be able to use the 2nd hole in the extender, on the rack side. With that situation I was not able to use the 2 holes that would get the bike rack installed in the shortest distance from the rear of the. vehicle. 667256



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Products are great and exactly as advertised; shipping is extremely fast; contact people are friendly and knowledgeable. 640936


Comments
Still very happy. Pulling the trailer already this year.
Ceciliarohrer - 05/12/2020

76335

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Exactly the product I was looking for. 607773


Comments
Great
James - 02/25/2020

70322

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I needed an extension for use on my new Terrain and it worked great. Now I have a new problem. I traded cars and need a hitch for my new 2019 GMC X5. 592483



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Great item. We pull a Jeep behind our motor home and we use this adapter to mount our bike carrier to the jeep. No issues and thousands of miles of rock solid support. We never worry about the bikes! 573459



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Good products good prices.Always delivered on time or even before expected. Great professional people to deal with. Thanks for your help with my projects. 573180



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Due to storm delivery delayed but it still made it to me and is awsome 566709



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The HE 6000 trailer extension I purchased worked great..the interlocking bolts prevent any wiggle once inserted into my 2 inch receiver allowing me to use my bike rack without any movement ..great price, great product, and fast service.. 466998



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Very quickly shipped. Fits perfectly couldn't be any more satisfied. Highly recommend etrailer. 454496



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This extension works as advertised and allows plenty of clearance from the rear mounted spare tire on my Jeep Wrangler. Please note this product is for use when attaching a bike rack and not for towing trailers and such. 447491



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Over the past 5+ years everything I have purchased from this company has been better than expected. However, the reason that I will never use anyone else is their impeccable service. There is no better...period. 444885



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As usual GREAT service, my order came in 2 days! 425726



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Great product, I was able to extend the bike carrier, on my motorhome, just enough to be able to open the rear windows 306912



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I left a message on their website and someone actually answered it. I ordered the part that I needed and it was delivered when promised. Furthermore The hitch extender works like a charm. Excellent product excellent service. Stan. 273312



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The "Hitch Extender" that I ordered works great. Everytime I go RVing in my Winnebago MH I utilize it. Jerry Barnes 253765


Comments
Still working great. Used it many times.
Gerald - 05/30/2017

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I needed a way to lock my Kuat bike rack to my Jeep while moving it back away from the vehicle more than 4 inches. This in conjunction with the threaded locking pin work perfectly in every way to accomplish what I needed. 234924



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I used it to extend a Swagman platform-style bike rack so that it would clear the spare tire on the rear bumper of our new trailer. This extender was nicely designed and manufactured for its intended purpose, with minimal "slop" when installed. I'd have given it an "excellent" rating, but the way the inner square steel tube is positioned and welded inside the outer square steel tube prevented use of one of the four available extension positions. However, given how well the final installation worked out for me, I'd definitely consider purchasing this extender again to meet a similar need in the future. 155604



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Extender is made in Taiwan. It states not to tow with which I only will be using it with bike rack. Metal feels cheap but should work for bike rack. Have Thule bike rack cannot use inside pin hole because rack hits middle part of extender where welded. 121071


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Ask the Experts about this Heininger Holdings Hitch Adapters

  • Using a Hitch Extender to Carry a Mobility Scooter
    This would depend on the specific class of the trailer hitch. Because part # HE6000 will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50%, it needs to be rated for at least 450 pounds of tongue weight in order to carry your total 210 pounds of capacity. This means that you'll have to have either a Class II rated for the maximum 525 pounds of tongue weight, or a Class III rated for 500 pounds or more. I've included a link to an article about hitch classes to help you get...
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  • Distance from Weld to First Pin Hole on Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender # HE6000
    I went and grabbed an Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender # HE6000 from our warehouse to get the dimension you are looking for. The distance from the weld to the nearest pin hole is 3-1/4 inches on the shank.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch Extender for Winch
    For your F-350 with Push Bumper the new 9 inch gap to your front mounted hitch receiver on your vehicle will require the Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 11" Long # HE6000. This will give you an 11 inch extension and will change the leverage of your winch vertical load strength and reduce that by about 50%. The line pull strength will not noticeably change.
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  • What Size Socket do I Need for the Anti-Rattle Bolt With Hith Extender # HE6000
    I pulled the item from our warehouse and measured the head of the bolt to be 7/8 inches. Which can also translate to a 22 mm or 23 mm socket.
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  • Will a Bike Rack with 2-3/4 Inch Shank Length from Pin Hole to End Fit Inside Hitch Extender
    The distance from the second hitch pin hole back to where the extender narrows is less than 2-3/4 inches so your rack would not fit that second hole. You would need to use the first hole, closest to the face of the receiver. Distance between the two inner most pin holes on center is approximately 2 inches. You might want to consider extender # HE06 as an alternative. Please note that the use of a hitch extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent.
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  • Will Kayak Carrier with 4 Inch Shank Depth Fit Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender
    The Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 11" Long Item # HE6000 measures approximately 4-3/4 inches from the center of the pin hole closest to the receiver opening to the end of the receiver portion of the extender and 6-3/4 inches from the face of the receiver to the end of the opening. I made a picture to help illustrate this. Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long Item # C45791 is shorter and could work for you. It is approximately 5 inches from...
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  • Hitch Extender for Use With a Pop-Up Trailer With a 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    Since it sounds like you don't need too much of an extension I recommend that you go with the shortest extension that we currently offer which is 11 inches long # HE6000. There is already a lot of play at the rear of a trailer due to the axle location. Adding an extender to the mix will only increase the amount of play that you will experience, so you will need to make sure that whatever you have on that rack can take a beating. You will also want to make sure that whatever accessory that...
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  • Distance From Rear Hole to Shank Weld on Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender
    From the weld of the # HE6000 to the rear most hole on the section that goes into the hitch this product measures 6 inches.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender To Use Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack On 2015 Jeep Wrangler
    The best option we have for a hitch extender to fit a 2" hitch is the Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender part # HE6000 which is 11" long. This should then allow for the Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches part # 59400 to clear the rear spare tire on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Please note, hitch extenders will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50%.
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  • Weight of the Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender # HE6000
    The Advantage SportsRack Hitch Extender # HE6000 that you referenced weighs in at 6 lbs. To see how this product is used check out the review video I attached. For an anti-rattle lock you would want the part # HE6001.
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  • Troubleshooting Hitch Extender for Jeep Wrangler For Multi-Ball Mount with Tow Hook
    Thanks for letting me know what you have tried and what you currently have for a ball mount. It looks like you want an 8 inch extension and the Curt # C45791 was not the fit you desired. We have used this extension with other similar Curt products without issue (see photo), but we don't have the Neiko ball mount to confirm fit. It sounds like the ball mount may have a slightly longer shank behind the hitch pin holes than most, so I recommend trying a slightly longer extension like...
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  • Can I Use a Hitch Extender With Thule Helium 2 on 2018 Lexus RX 350?
    Using a hitch extender like # HE6000 will cut your hitch's weight capacity in half which is why we usually don't recommend it. One of our hitches that fits your vehicle is the Draw-Tite Hitch # 75540 and it has a 675 lbs tongue weight. If you use it with a hitch extender, your remaining tongue weight capacity is about 335 lbs. The Thule Helium 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH44VR weighs 43 lbs and has a capacity of 37.5 lbs per bike. 43 lbs plus 70 lbs equals 113lbs which is within your new weight...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Extra 8 to 10 Inches
    I recommend, the Heininger Holdings Hitch Adapters # HE6000. This product will allow you to easily reach the receiver under your Range Rover with a few inches of clearance to spare. This heavy-duty device extends your hitch accessory 5-3/4", 8-1/4" or 8-1/2", or 11" out from the hitch. It fits 2" hitches and includes an anti-rattle bolt. Please keep in mind when you use a hitch extender you lose 50% of the hitch's overall tongue weight capacity. Please check your owners manual to...
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  • Will HE6001 Hitch Lock Fit HE6000 Hitch Extender
    The Hitch Extender # HE6000 uses a standard 5/8 inch hitch pin so the Threaded Trailer Hitch Lock # HE6001 will fit and work perfectly.
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  • Hitch Extension and Locking Pin for a 2003 Honda CR-V with Spare Tire
    You'll have two options, depending on your hitch size. In either case, your overall tongue weight capacity will be reduced by 50% when the extender is installed, so you'll want to verify your hitch's capacity prior to purchase and ensure that you can still install your chosen rack and actually carry bikes on it. If your hitch is the smaller 1-1/4 inch size, you'll want to purchase Brophy's 6 inch 1-1/4 inch extender, part # HES6 in order to extend your hitch. This extender pushes the...
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