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TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 48" Long

TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 48" 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. 1-833-496-1390 to order TorkLift hitch adapters part number TLE1548 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 - 48" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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TorkLift Hitch Adapters - TLE1548

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 48 In Extension
  • 6500 lbs
  • Trailers
  • TorkLift

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
  • 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): 48"
  • 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.



E1548 Tork Lift Super Truss Hitch Extension






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TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 48" Long - TLE1548

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (42 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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So far it's great!! It took me and my buddy about 90 minutes to take off the old hitch on my 2006 Chevy 3500 dually!!! We timed ourselves! It wasn't complicated. We used a floor jack to lift the new hitch into place. All bolt holes matched perfectly. You definitely should use two people to install this thing because if it gets away from you may need to replace some fingers. It's just a heavy piece of equipment. Installing it myself saved me about $600 over having someone else install!!




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Definitely a quality product. Just installed and it's very solid. Fits perfectly on the Torque Lift Hitch


Comments
Fantastic
Douglas - 12/24/2021


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Torklift SuperTruss does not disappoint. Straight forward install, though the manual photos are extremely dark. Use the Torklift YouTube install video if needed. The 48” extension gives me the needed length beyond the TC I was looking for while still allowing 1,200 tongue and 12k overall towing capacity.




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Great item, The hole drilled in the lower tube and not straight. Ran a drill through and all good.




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Great product and great customer service. Was delivered promptly and all questions were answered quickly. Thank you etrailer.com




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


Comments
Installed this along with the Super Hitch 1 year ago and it works as advertised! The chains could stand to be one link shorter. I just put the clevis screw through the link instead of the clevis and attach to the Super Hitch that way.
Jim - 07/29/2021


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This Super Truss Hitch is great! super strong! I have a large cab-over camper and pull a 14 ft motorcycle trailer with no issues. the chains and turnbuckles make a big difference in the stability of the hitch.


Comments
Outstanding
Darrin R - 05/05/2015


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Don’t have one bad thing to say they video was great the product was excellent and tows great thank you I tell all my buddys about




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Works great. Very heavy duty.




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I bought the torklift super hitch a year ago and it works fantastic. I have a lot of torklift products and are the best. I just got back from Oregon pulling my boat works great with no problems would recommend it if pulling a trailer or boat




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I bought this after a hair raising trip to Wyoming and back with a Reese Tow Beast hitch extension on the back of my 2011 Ram dually with an Arctic Fox 1140 camper on the back. i had issues all the way up and back with my hitch and met a Gentleman with theTorklift hitch and Super Truss extension and knew that was what I needed.

I have installed but not pulled with it yet, but it is very solid.




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Quality! Torklift has always been a quality product for us.




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Pretty impressive. It saved me from selling my camper! I will definitely buy one again some day.




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If towing behind a truck camper this is the only way to go! My wife and Ii were t boned a few years back by a box truck running a red light at highway speed. The 3500 Ram, the truck camper and the trailer were totaled. One jetski suffered $900.00 damage. The Super Truss suffered no damage whatsoever. It took awhile for us to recover but here I am buying another extension, for me it's the only one!




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Shipped super fast. Installed easily.

It's
a brute of an extension!

My sales agent was very courteous and knew her stuff. I have done a lot of business and will continue doing it here!




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This is a well built product. I have always felt confident when towing my vehicle behind the camper. I would recommend that the turn buckles for the chains be upgraded.




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eTrailer did a great job getting my order to me in a reasonable time and were particularly good at helping me find solutions to items that I had chosen from a vendor that has not been good at supplying in the recent past. Some of my items were factory shipped as I expected.




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Great product. I've been using it to pull my 21ft bass boat all over the country. Absolutely zero problems. I'd also like to mention that it was a pleasure working with etrailer.com, fast delivery of great products!




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This extension worked awesome for us. Pulled a loaded two horse trailer.




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Good stability from the Super Hitch when pulling my trailer.




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I ORDERED THE SUPER TRUSS FOR MY 1993 C3500 CHEV TRUCK.IT IS BETTER BUILT THAN THE LAST ONE I HAD {WHICH BROKE}. IT WAS DELIVERED IN 3 DAYS WITH NO DAMAGE.I'M SURE THIS WILL SOLVE MY PROBLEM.VERY NICE PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH.CHUCK IN CALIFORNIA




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Received as ordered looks good. I will give more feedback when I use the system




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Works great. Easy to install. Put it to the test towing my 10,000lbs trailer with it over 2000 miles.




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Very Well Made !




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i have gotten to use this let. i am retiring soon and plan on using it then.
the extension is very well made and is easy to set up. can't hardly wait to use it soon.



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