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TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 42" Long

TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 42" Long

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Extend the top receiver on your TorkLift SuperHitch dual-receiver trailer hitch to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper. Exclusive, heavy-duty design maintains a high weight capacity and can be used with a weight distribution system. Call 800-298-8924 to order TorkLift hitch adapters part number TLE1542 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all TorkLift products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 42" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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TorkLift Hitch Adapters - TLE1542

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 42 In Extension
  • TorkLift
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Steel

Extend the top receiver on your TorkLift SuperHitch dual-receiver trailer hitch to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper. Exclusive, heavy-duty design maintains a high weight capacity and can be used with a weight distribution system.


Features:

  • Extension piece extends SuperHitch receiver opening to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper so you can tow
  • Heavy-duty design lets you maintain a high towing capacity and allows you to use a standard weight distribution system
    • Extension slides into both receivers of your TorkLift SuperHitch trailer hitch for excellent support and stability
    • Patented, lateral-support safety chains provide extra security and help to distribute weight back from the extension's receiver opening to your frame-mounted hitch
  • Electrical bracket lets you mount connector of 7-way wiring extension (sold separately)
  • Hardened, reinforced hitch pin holes prevent elongation from wear
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Built-in hookup loops for trailer safety chains
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: TorkLift SuperHitch dual-receiver trailer hitches
  • Length (from end of SuperHitch receiver to end of SuperTruss receiver): 42"
  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Weight capacity when used with SuperHitch Original or Magnum:
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 12,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 1,200 lbs
  • Weight capacity when used with SuperHitch Hero:
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 350 lbs
  • Lifetime warranty


TorkLift SuperTruss in SuperHitch

This SuperTruss hitch extender is specially designed to work with your SuperHitch trailer hitch (sold separately). Like most products from TorkLift, the primary purpose of this extender is to help create a towing setup that fits perfectly with your truck bed camper system. Not only will you be able to extend your trailer hitch receiver out far enough to clear the overhang of your camper, but you will also maintain a high enough weight capacity so that you can tow your trailer.


Heavy-Duty Towing with a Hitch Extension

Most hitch extensions dramatically reduce the towing capacity of your hitch setup, making it difficult to tow a loaded trailer over a certain weight. The SuperTruss, though, creates such a sturdy connection with your SuperHitch trailer hitch that you can still maintain a high weight capacity. To get the highest capacity possible, use a standard weight distribution system with the TorkLift towing setup.


The SuperTruss uses both of the receivers on your TorkLift SuperHitch to ensure a sturdy, secure connection. The solid shank of the extension's top tube slides into your top receiver, and the extension's lower compression tube installs in your bottom receiver. Each tube is held in place with the hitch pins and clips that were included with your SuperHitch. The connection between the extension and your hitch is reinforced with 2 sturdy steel collars that bolt around the tubes of the SuperTruss.


To give you absolute peace of mind, lateral support chains connect to the hitch and the extension on either side of your setup. Just attach one end of each chain to the extension and secure the opposite end to your SuperHitch. Then tighten the chains with the integrated turnbuckles. These chains not only provide extra security to keep the extension in place in your hitch, but they also transfer some of the weight back from the extension to your frame-mounted hitch.


How to Determine the SuperTruss Length You Need

If the camper is mounted on the truck:

Measure from the face of the truck's rear bumper to the outside edge of the camper's bumper. This is the length of the extension that you need.


If the camper is not mounted on the truck:

1. Measure from the inside of the front of your truck bed to the outside face of the truck's rear bumper.

2. Measure the camper's overall floor length from the rubber bumpers at the front to the outside edge of the rear bumper.

3. Find the difference between these 2 figures by subtracting. The difference is the length of the extension that you need.



E1542 Tork Lift Super Truss Hitch Extension






Customer Reviews

TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 42" Long - TLE1542

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Extend the top receiver on your TorkLift SuperHitch dual-receiver trailer hitch to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper. Exclusive, heavy-duty design maintains a high weight capacity and can be used with a weight distribution system.

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Super Truss arrived well packaged. Assembly instructions were easy to follow. 852280



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Great product, exactly as described. Received the order a day early. 715056


Comments
Still enjoying the use of this super truss, pulled my boat to Upper Michigan and back from Georgia. Makes it easy to take my boat on trips when I need my truck camper.
Henry - 10/09/2020

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Excellent product i am very happy with it. Installed it myself and it took a few hours. Definitely remove the spare tire its much easier that way. And check for all mounting hardware as i was missing (5) 1/2 inch flat washers. That was an inconvenience but im still very happy with the prodct. Im using this product and the 42 inch supertruss to haul my 23 foot boat behind my lance camper. So far it all works flawlessly and i couldn't be happier with my purchase. 715124


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Ask the Experts about this TorkLift Hitch Adapters

  • How Much does the 42" Long TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension Weigh
    All told you are looking at about 70 lbs on the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 42" Long part # TLE1542. I have handled several of these in the past and they are surprisingly easy to manuever. Not cumbersome like you would think. When handling it it is really well balanced and easy to slide into your TorkLift hitch when you're ready to use it. I've included a demo video I did on it for you to use when assembling. Happy Hauling!
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  • Using TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension on 2017 Ram 3500
    You are correct that the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1542 features a tongue weight capacity of 600 pounds, increasing the current tongue weight limit you have when using the Reese Titan # RP45018 by just 100 pounds. When using longer extensions like this, even those like the SuperTruss which I absolutely agree offers a more stable setup, tongue weight limits will be a bit lower just because of the amount of leverage that they create. If you decide that it's worth it for...
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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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  • Can Cargo Carrier be Used with a Super Hitch Original and SuperTruss Extension on 2015 Ford F-350
    Based on the picture of your set up you would not be able to use a hitch mounted cargo carrier but I do have possible solutions for you. One option is to use the Trailer Tray cargo carrier # CC-255 if there is space enough for it on your trailer. I have linked a video review of the Trailer Tray for you. The other option is to install a front mount trailer hitch on your 2015 Ford F-350 and use a cargo carrier at the front. There are some things to consider though. The cargo could block...
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  • Can 2011 GMC 3500 Sierra Tow 5 to 7k Trailer with 42 inch Extension
    To use a SuperTruss Hitch Extender part # TLE1542 which has a 42 inch length and tow a trailer that weighs 5,000 to 7,000 you'd have to have the Torklift Superhitch part # TLC1208 installed on your 2011 GMC Sierra 3500. Then you'd have to use a weight distribution too like the Reese part # RP66541.
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  • What Size Hitch Opening Does Torklift SuperTruss part # TLE1542 Have
    For hitch extenders as long as the Torklift SuperTruss part # TLE1542 we do not have any options that have a 2-1/2 inch hitch opening. They all have 2 inch opening like this one does.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Camper Using Super Truss Extension
    I don't see any reason your Lance camper could not be used with a weight distribution system. You might check with Lance if you want to be absolutely sure but I don't see it being a problem. The Super Truss extensions like part # TLE1542 can be used with weight distribution as well. What's the tongue weight of your trailer? Based on the capacities of the Super Truss you have the # RP66083 is going to be your best option most likely as it has a tongue weight range of 400-800 lbs and...
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  • Hitch Extender for Towing Camper with Tailgate Down
    Using most extenders will typically lower the tongue weight and towing capacity of the hitch by up to 50 percent, unless you're planning on using something like the Torklift Super Truss # TLE1542 you mentioned. This extender provides 42 inches of extension, but must be used with a Torklift Super Hitch that has two receiver openings. This is a pretty specialized hitch that's typically available for 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. If your truck has a 2-1/2 inch receiver hitch on it, The Reese Hitch...
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  • Are Tools Required When Installing/Removing Torklift SuperTruss
    Some set nuts will need to be loosened and tightened every time you install/remove the Torklift SuperTruss part # TLE1542 but it's not a super in-depth install process. The bolts are on the chains. I attached an install/review video for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • What is Longest Torklift Hitch Extender
    We have the Torklift 60 inch hitch extender part # TLE1560 which is 60 inches long.
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  • Recommended Dual Receiver Trailer Hitch for Extension and Weight Distribution Due to Truck Camper
    It sounds like you have a trailer hitch receiver already installed and need to add a second trailer hitch receiver for a double receiver to allow for the extension and tongue weight of your horse trailer. Because you don't have the factory hitch welded to your frame as you mentioned the steel pipe being bolted under your truck, you will need to remove the current hitch and replace it with the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - Dual 2" Receivers...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Extension for 2008 Ram 3500 Dually with Dual Receivers
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V XD - 2" # C15409 is designed to fit below the factory hitch receiver on your 2008 Ram 3500 dually. The top of the Curt receiver will be 8-1/2 inches from the bottom of the frame where it attaches. I confirmed this with my tech contact at Curt and have also attached a video to assist. Use of a custom extender is required for this combination. The torque of a long extension will drastically impact the trailer hitch receiver. A...
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  • How to Use a TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension to Tow a Trailer with the Tailgate Down
    For starters, the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension will only work if you have a SuperHitch Original, Magnum, or Hero already installed on your tow vehicle. These hitches have a dual receiver tube opening which is what allows them to work with the SuperTruss. If you need one then please let me know the year, make, and model of the tow vehicle. In order to determine if the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension part # TLE1524 will work for you, you will want to measure from the center...
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  • TorkLift SuperHitch and 42 Inch SuperTruss Extension for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500
    For your 2003 Chevy Silverado 3500 there are 2 TorkLift Super hitches available and they only fit long bed versions of the truck. First is the SuperHitch Magnum # TLC1205-30. And second is the SuperHitch Original # TLC1205. The biggest difference between these 2 is capacity. The Magnum is rated for 20,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 2,500 pounds tongue weight. When used with weight distribution it is rated for 30,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 3,000 pounds tongue weight. Capacities...
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  • 42" Hitch Extension for TorkLift SuperHitch on 2014 Ford F-350
    There is not a 42" extension available for the factory 2" receiver on your 2014 Ford F-350. To add the 42" TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1542 you will need to install the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLF1002 on your truck in place of your Ford OEM hitch.
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  • Hitch Extender for a 2015 Ford F-350 Towing with In-Bed Camper
    For starters, the TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension part # TLE1636 that you referenced is only designed for a 2017+ Ford Super Duty with the 3" receiver tube. According to my research, the 2015 Ford Super Duty only comes with a 2-1/2" receiver tube so it does not appear that the TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension will work for you. Instead, you would want to consider the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer part # C45048 which measures 34" from hitch pin to hitch pin and has a 6,000 lb weight capacity...
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  • Best Bike Rack for use With TorkLift SuperTruss on 2016 Ford F-350
    That is an interesting situation; your TorkLift # TLF1002 and SuperTruss 42" Extension # TLE1542 are a combination not often used for bike racks. The use of a bike rack rated for use behind an RV would be your best bet, though there are no 5-bike racks or tilting racks rated for use behind an RV. A 5-bike rack on a 42" extension is going to be very rough on the rack and is not something I recommend doing. Your best option is a 4-bike RV-rated bike carrier and I recommend the Yakima...
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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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  • Torklift Hitch, Tie Downs, and Super Truss Extension for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
    If you have a short bed the tie downs you want is the part numbers # TLF2022 and # TLR3504. If instead you have a long bed you'd need the part numbers # TLF2021 and # TLR3504. Then for a hitch you would want the part # TLF1008-30 and for the SuperTruss you'd want the # TLE1542.
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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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    For your 2011 Ram 3500 Dually, if you have the 6-1/2 foot bed, you will need the TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs - Front # TLD2120 and Rear # TLD3109. If you have an 8 foot bed then you will want Front # TLD2115 and Rear # TLD3109. These are custom fits for your vehicle. You will also need the TorkLift Camper Anchor Relocation Kit # TLA7004 for your Dually application. You may also be interested in the TorkLift Basic SpringLoad Turnbuckles for Camper Tie-Downs - Qty...
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  • TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver Availability for a 2008 Ford F-250
    There are two different TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver's for your 2008 Ford F-250. There is part # TLF1002-30 which has a 2-1/2" an 2" receiver tube opening and part # TLF1002 which has two 2" receiver tube openings. The receiver tube opening size is the only difference between the above two hitches. I was not able to reference the different frame widths you mentioned. If you also need the TorkLift SuperTruss and then you can use one of the following depending on...
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  • Recommended TorkLift SuperHitch for a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500
    I do have an option for you but the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver part # TLD1100 will not fit your 2010 Dodge Ram 3500. This hitch is only designed to fit a Dodge Ram 3500 from 1994-2002. Instead, I recommend using the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver part # TLD1101 if you do not have a factory hitch or part # TLD1102 if you do have a factory hitch. If you also need the TorkLift SuperTruss and then you can use one of the following depending on...
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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 and 42 inch Hitch Extender Recommendation for 2005 Ford F-350
    I have an option... but I'll warn you it's kind of pricey. Since you have a 2 inch hitch currently there's no way to extend out the hitch 42 inches as there isn't an adapter for that. Instead you'll have to install the Torklift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch # TLF1002. Then for a 42 inch long extension that will work with this hitch you'll need the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1542. This will give you exactly what you are looking for and it's the only option we have.
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    There is absolutely a way for you to get an extension of at least 3 feet with your 1996 GMC 2500 C/K so you can take your boat along when using your truck camper. To do this you will need to install the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLC1201, which fits your '96 GMC 2500, so long as you have the standard or step bumper. Adding this hitch is the only way to get an extender which is long enough to meet your needs. With this hitch installed you can then add the...
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  • When Should the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver Be Used on a 1987 Ford F-250
    If you plan to be installing a truck bed camper and you want to tow a trailer then yes, the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver part # TLF1000 will absolutely be your best option. The reason for this is because it allows you to use a TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension like part # TLE1542 which will most likely be needed for clearance because of the truck bed camper. In order to add a 7-way to your F-250 you will want to use the 7-Way Pre-Wired Car Connector part # 20023....
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  • What is Towing Capacity of Torklift Hitch Extender Installed In Torklift SuperHitch 2010 Dodge Ram
    With the hitch extender part # TLE1542 installed in the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch # TLD1102 you'd have a towing capacity of 6,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow and Use Camper For 2019 Ram 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed With Factory Hitch
    Okay, so there's a lot to get to here, starting with the fact that since you need an extension, you will also need to add a TorkLift hitch and weight distribution system. The reason for that is, standard extenders don't have the capacity needed for you to tow, but you can do this if you add the TorkLift hitch and extenders. The only thing I can't tell you is the length you need as that's something you'll have to measure for. But there are a variety of lengths available. For your 2019...
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