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Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 41" - 48" Long

Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 41" - 48" Long

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  • Hitch Extender
  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • 41 - 48 In Extension
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • 7500 lbs WD GTW
  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Reese
  • Steel
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Reese Hitch Adapters - RP45018


Features:

  • Steel construction with black powder coat finish
  • Designed to extend the receiver opening 41" or 48" away from the truck
    • Is ideal for slide-out campers with extended overhangs
  • For use with 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers only
    • Extender reduces the receiver opening to 2" x 2" for use with standard ball mounts and accessories
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Note: This product may not work on some OEM Class V hitches with rounded edges.


Hitch box extension comes complete at 48" and is designed to be cut down to 41" depending on the application.


Extension Length WC Rating (lbs) WD Rating (lbs)
41" 5,000 7,500
48" 4,000 6,000

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45018 Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 41" - 48" Long







Video of Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 41" - 48" Long


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




Video Transcript for Reese Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - RP45018 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2 1/2 inch trailer hitches. Now this extension installs inside of your 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver, and extends your receiver opening 41 or 48 inches away from the truck. This measurement is taken from the center of the hitch pin hole on your vehicle, to the center of the hitch pin hole on the extender.Now this extender is ideal for slide out campers, and extended over hangs. It's made from a durable steel construction, and it features a nice black powder coated finish to keep it protected from rust and corrosion. It also comes with a hitch cover that can be used to cover up the opening right here, for when the unit's not in use. That keeps dirt and grime out of the tubing, which is gonna help prevent rust and corrosion to the inside of the extender.Now, this is for use with 2 1/2 inch bu 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers only.

The extender reduces your receiver opening to a two inch by two inch receiver tube for use with standard ball mounts and accessories. The unit comes with a welded on electrical bracket right here, that let's you mount a trailer connector, making your connector more accessible. And then it has the large safety chain loops for easy connecting.Now keep in mind, you will need to attach chains from the trailer to the chain loops on the extension, and then on to the trailer hitch on your vehicle. Department of Transportation regulations require that you extend the safety chains on your trailer, so that they are attached directly to the vehicle. These loops right here on top should be utilized to keep your new longer safety chains from dragging the ground.Now this unit is set and ready to be used as a 48 inch long extension.

To use as a 41 inch extension, you will need to cut down the tubing, and you will need to leave six inches behind the pin hole when trimming. When used as a 48 inch extension, it has a weight carrying capacity of 4,000 pounds, and a weight distribution rating of 6,000 pounds. Ton weight rating would be 400 pounds, and when using a weight distribution system it'd be 600 pounds.When used at the 41 inch extension, the weight carrying capacity if 5,000 pounds, and the weight distribution rating is 7,500 pounds. Ton weight rating would 500 pounds, and when used with a weight distribution system, it would 750 pounds. But that's gonna do it for today's look at the Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2 1/2 inch trailer hitches..


Customer Reviews

Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 41" - 48" Long - RP45018

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)


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Well designed and HEAVY. Plate for electrical connector is a little too close to the hitch pin (which makes it difficult to get a 7-pin plug in). Otherwise, no complaints. Works as intended to tow my boat behind my truck camper. 254880



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The product arrived within 4 days of ordering and in excellent condition. It fits into the hitch I recently ordered with no adjustments necessary. 219224


Comments

Still an amazing product and has been used this year on a long trip

Don T - 08/13/2016

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- RP45018
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Received product quickly and it was everything they said it was. Very sturdy, easy to install and a heavy duty quality product. You won't go wrong ordering from here. 570225



- RP45018
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I was in need of a longer hitch. The representative was very helpful. The hitch is well built of heavy construction. Being the first time ordering from the company I am highly satisfied. I will be a repeat customer. 343205



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I purchased the hitch extension to accomendate our bike rack to go on the back of our truckcamper. I also purchased the bike rack and steps at all work perfectly together. The extension is very heavy duty and can be used for towing a boat. The only con was not the extension it was the packageing it beat itself up. I also added turnbuckles and safety chain and electrical extension. 602840



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received the product when promised , box was damaged and torn open , the only item damaged was the black reese plug that goes in the end. Not the end of the world , Unit is well built and should do what i need to do with it . Thanks for the follow up , i will be using your company on other items 573061



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Very Heavy Duty. This suits my application. I wanted to be able tow my boat or trailer with my Slide in Camper. I had to do some modification to get it to fit my Ford factory installed class V hitch (needed to grind off the powder coating). Other than that, it works well. 147829



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trouble fitting into hitch receiver...nice paint and workmanship 12406



- RP45018
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My product arrived faster than expected and fit perfect on my 3500. Great doing business with you. Thanks 50358



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I give this 5 stars for its robust design and functionality. It was not an easy install though. The 5/8" pin hole on my hitch did not line up very well with the pin hole on this hitch extension. In all fairness, it could have been my hitch, although other extenders I tried did line up...We use this to tow a 4000 lb jeep behind a truck camper with a 2016 Ram 3500 dually. 581652



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Haven't had the opportunity to use it , but it looks heavy duty and I think it will do the job quit well.Note:the service and shipping has been great.I would have no problem ordering more products in the future. 161436



- RP45018
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I've bought Reese products in the past with no problems but this time one of the pin holes wasn't drilled completely through. It kinda makes one worry about quality control. These hitch extenders carry a lot of weight and if the quality doesn't match the demand it can be very dangerous. This is not a cheap product so I expected higher quality. Also, the hitch hole cover was broken, not a big deal but the hitch was just thrown into a box with no packaging material and sent on its merry way. When the box arrived it was obvious the box had see some tough times in it's journey to it's new home. I know this is a heavy unit but it looked like everybody along the way hated it! I've ordered a number of items from etrailer and they have been quick, responsive to questions and priced well, so this isn't a bad mark on their efforts. 441293



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This is very heavy duty. When I installed it on my Ford F350 the end of the extension bar hit the spare tire when it went thru the receiver and the pin hole was about a 1/4 hole off. I had to trim the end about 1" to make it so it would clear the spare tire. Hitch extension was a bit loose in the receiver which is typical and expected. I bought a hitch clamp to take care of the play and everything works fine. 549161



- RP45018
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48" Titan hitch box extension on 2011 F-350 Dually 413413



- RP45018
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Excellent service from etrailer but a problem with the machining of the extension. Pin holes didn't line up correctly with holes in my hitch but a little attention from my Dremel tool remedied the problem. Maybe if I had a Reese hitch it would line up but working with factory Ram hitch. Overall seems to be a heavy duty extension that will do what I need it to do, fishing boat with slide in camper. 617142



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Fast delivery. Have not been able to use yet but should be good. 594268



- RP45018
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My hitch was delivered timely but the mounting ring for the electrical connector was bent. 574372



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great product, performs as advertised 574230



- RP45018
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Solid double wall. Looks strong, fit perfectly, very little movement. 548063



- RP45018
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Very heavy extension tube. Double wall. Should be plenty strong. etrailer slapped a label on the original Reese box which had no padding at all. Box arrived torn up with holes at each end. Paint was chipped on each end of tube bezel and plug were broken. Fortunately I didn't need those items anyway. Happy with product. Not happy with packaging. 525663



- RP45018
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Just what I was looking for at a great price. 411471



- RP45018
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Product received on time...awesome company. Thank you 409435



- RP45018
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Works well towing a utility trailer with bikes on it. Have not tried it with heavy trailer yet. 266385



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When I purchased my camper I knew I eventually wanted this extender. I was not only happy that it arrived in timely manner but it was also the exact one I wanted. Haven't used it yet but very happy to have it 258094



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As advertised, very heavy duty. Used as an extension when camper is loaded. 148457



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Very Good Service and a great product.Very Heavy Duty just what I wanted. 146048



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Great people...Super Fast Shipping....T hanks!!!! 55956



- RP45018
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Reese did a very good job designing the 48" hitch extension. It is more substantial than I expected and it's load capacities are probably understated with good reserve margin for safety. Etrailer's service was exellent in all respects inclusive of product description, ease of ordering, exellent pricing, even better shipping and responsiveness, and perhaps best of all outstanding follow-up. I will be a repeat customer and highly recomend this company as a goto company for all your trailer needs. They obviously care about providing first class service and products. 33612



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Smoking fast shipping !!!!! Thanks, eTrailer.com 23791



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Delivery was really fast. Would do business with these folks again. 17621



- RP45018
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Ordered my Reese hitch extension from etrailer.com and had it in 2 days. The Reese extension is very well built and beefy enough to do the job. I received excellent shipping and great communication from etrailer during the whole process. I will continue to use etrailer in the future. Love the free shipping....... Thanks 8337



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***** Class 5 hitch extension, great service, BEST price, free shipping and prompt service, the Gal i talked to was "ON THE BALL".........***** Now that's all i got to say about that!!!! 563


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  • Trailer Hitch Extension for Use Behind a Truck Bed Camper
  • I have two options that will allow for you to extend the connection point between your truck and trailer. The best option for you will depending on the gross trailer weight (GTW) and tongue weight (TW) of your trailer. As long as the GTW and TW of your trailer does not exceed 5,000 lbs and 500 lbs respectively, the Titan Hitch Box Extension part # RP45018 will work well for you as long as you trim the bar down to 41". If the GTW and TW of your trailer exceeds the above 5,000lb/500lb rating...
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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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  • Hitch Extension Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350 to Tow 9,300 lb Trailer
  • We have a solution for you but since your trailer is as heavy as it is, the part # RP45018 would not have the capacity needed. You'd need a Torklift Hitch part # TLF1008-30 installed on your truck instead so that you could use the extension part # TLE1548 but then you'd also have to use a weight distribution system like the part # RP66084 since this extension only has a high enough capacity when used with WD for your trailer. I realize this is probably a bit shocking with the cost...
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  • Reducing Movement in Reese Titan Hitch Box Extension on 2017 GMC Sierra 3500
  • The product I recommend to help reduce the play when using your Reese Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45292 is the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer III # BX88312. This immobilizer is made specifically to keep a 2" hitch adapter stable inside a 2-1/2" receiver. Due to the length of the Reese extension, there is still going to be a bit of play with this set-up, but the immobilizer is going to make a noticeable impact when towing with your 2017 GMC Sierra 3500.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender Approximately 3 Feet Long for 4800 lb Trailer
  • If you have a 2-1/2 inch receiver on your truck then you can use the Curt # C45048 which will give you 34 inches of extension and can use weight distribution to get you to towing capacity needed. To get the same 34 inches, you can also use the Reese # RP45292 which is rated for the same capacity with weight distribution. Another option for a 2-1/2 inch receiver is Reese # RP45018, which will also allow the capacity of up to 6,000 lbs with weight distribution, but will give you a 41...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Clearing Truck Camper on 2015 GMC Sierra 3500
  • If you are wanting to use the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1548 referenced in your question, you will indeed need to have a TorkLift Trailer Hitch Installed on your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500. For your truck, we do have the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLC1212 available. This dual-receiver hitch is confirmed to fit your Sierra 3500 with the 6-1/2 foot bed and has a maximum towing capacity of 17,000 pounds. Once installed, the TorkLift SuperTruss HItch...
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  • Will a Reese Titan Hitch Extender Fit a 2016 Ford F-350 with 2-1/2 Inch Factory Trailer Hitch
  • The problem with the Ford 2-1/2 inch hitches has apparently been resolved and affects older models. We have not heard of there being an issue on the 2016 Ford F-350 or even a few years earlier. There are actually 2 Titan hitch extenders. One is # RP45292 which can be 24 to 34 inches long. The other is # RP45018 which can be 41 to 48 inches long. The different extensions and different lengths within each have different capacities and they are specified on the product pages.
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  • Class V, 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch and 41 Inch Extension for 2007 Ford F-350 with 18 Inch Spare
  • Since the spare tire on your 2007 Ford F-350 XLT is an 18 inch it will not be a problem for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - 2-1/2" Item # C15810. The hitch works with spares that are 20 inches and smaller. Anything larger than 20 inches though and the spare would not fit back into place. I have linked a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you. For an extension to get out to 41 inches you can use # RP45018. With this extension at the 41 inch length...
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  • Rear Torklift Tie Down Recommendation for 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 for Use with Draw Tite 2.5 inch Hitch
  • Does your truck already have Torklift camper tie downs installed already? If so you'll need to remove the rear tie downs part # TLR3500 that you have already and install the # TLD3109 in it's place so that you can install the Draw Tite hitch part # DT45518. Torklift is really specific with how their tie downs fit and when you swap out the hitch of the vehicle the rear tie down will have to change as well. With the Draw Tite hitch you'll be able to then use the Titan hitch extender...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch with Sway Control Compatibility with Pole Tongue Enclosed Trailer
  • For your 24 foot enclosed trailer, the photo shows only a pole tongue and not an a-frame. If this is correct, you can use the Pole-Tongue Adapter for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW # EQ95-01-5950 with an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Another option is the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems - 7,500 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW # RP3280 which is compatible with many different systems that have sway control integrated. When...
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  • Recommended Extra Long Ball Mount For 2001 Ram 3500 With 11.5 Lance Camper
  • For your 2001 Ram 3500 Dually 4x4 with Lance 11.5 camper, I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232. This extra long ball mount will allow you to put the hitch ball center 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch receiver. It will give you 11-1/4 inches from that hitch pin center to the closest edge of the ball platform piece. This is rated for 6,000 lbs. I recommend the # 63845 for a 2 inch hitch ball or # 19261 for a 1-7/8 inch ball. If...
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  • Hitch Extender Compatible With Truck Bed Camper and Trailer Towing 19 Foot Aluminum Fishing Boat
  • For your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15703 is a confirmed fit. This hitch will allow you to use the Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 41" - 48" Long # RP45018. This will give you a towing ability of 4,000 lbs at full length so your aluminum 19 foot fishing boat, motor, and trailer should be well under the rated capacity. I then recommend using wiring extension # C56080 which can be cut down from...
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  • What is the Tongue Weight Capacity of Titan Hitch Extender # RP45018 at 48 Inches
  • At the 48 inch length the Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45018 would have a 400 pound tongue weight capacity. If you use this to carry a motorcycle I strongly recommend tying off the furthest ends of the carrier to the truck to limit the amount of vertical movement. The best solution would be to use a small trailer designed to carry 1 motorcycle. It is the safest option and puts much less stress on the hitch. We do not have any trailers like that but you can find a lot of options online.
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  • Availability of 41 Inch Long Hitch Extension for 2017 Ford F-350
  • For a 41 inch long hitch extension that fits 2-1/2 inch hitches like what your 2017 Ford F-350 has we have the part # RP45018 which has a 5,000 lb capacity when not used with a weight distribution system when cut down to 41 inches. When you use an extension like this you cut the capacity of the trailer hitch it is installed in by 50 percent which wouldn't be a problem for you.
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  • Will the Titan Hitch Box Extension Part # RP45018 Fit a 2017 Ram 3500
  • The Titan Hitch Box Extension part # RP45018 should fit your 2017 Ram 3500 with the factory Class V trailer hitch receiver. The note on the product page that it may not work with some OEM hitches is in reference to Ford trucks. Please note that your total tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacities will be reduced while using this extender. I have attached a review video for you as well.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extension For Truck With Large Camper Overhang
  • You can use a hitch extension but it will reduce your trailer hitch tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. We don't have a 2 inch hitch extension compatible, so I recommend a 2-1/2 inch hitch for your truck and get the Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 41" - 48" Long # RP45018. The exception is the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 42" Long # TLE1542 along with a TorkLift trailer hitch compatible with your truck. Either...
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  • Safety Chains for Use with Titan Hitch Box Extension RP45018
  • A good option for a safety chain for use with Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45018 is the Laclede Chain Safety Chains and Cables, part # 2118-348-04. These offer a minimum breaking strength of 5000-lbs and are USA-made.
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  • How is the Reese Titan Hitch Box Extension Supported and Does it Require Stabilization Chains
  • The trailer hitch on the truck is what supports the extension. The extension is designed to fit in a 2-1/2 inch receiver (measuring on the inside) and the receiver part of the extension has a 2 inch receiver opening. The only thing you need for the extension is a properly sized hitch pin like # 74149. For lateral, back and forth movement of the extension, it is normal to see some play. Reese does not make any lateral stabilization chains for the Titan extensions. You will need to...
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