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TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 48" Long

TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 48" Long

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Extend the receiver on your 2017 or newer Ford Super Duty factory 3" hitch to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper. Exclusive, heavy-duty design maintains high weight capacity and gives you a 2-1/2" receiver. Call 800-298-1624 to order TorkLift hitch adapters part number TLE1648 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all TorkLift products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 48" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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TorkLift Hitch Adapters - TLE1648

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • 48 In Extension
  • TorkLift
  • Steel

Extend the receiver on your 2017 or newer Ford Super Duty factory 3" hitch to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper. Exclusive, heavy-duty design maintains high weight capacity and gives you a 2-1/2" receiver.


Features:

  • Extension piece extends 2017 or newer Ford Super Duty factory 3" 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 trailer hitch receiver 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
  • Built-in set bolt tightens down extension to prevent rattle and movement in 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
  • High-impact powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Built-in hookup loops for trailer safety chains
  • Hitch pin and clip included
    • Hitch lock sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2017 and newer Ford Super Duty 3" factory trailer hitch receiver
  • Length (from end of factory receiver to end of Cannon receiver): 48"
  • Receiver opening: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
    • Included reducer sleeve opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,000 lbs
    • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
    • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 lbs
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Pin length: 4-1/2"
  • Lifetime warranty


Tork Lift Cannon Extender

This Cannon hitch extender is specially designed to work with your 3" factory Ford Super Duty trailer hitch. 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 Cannon, though, creates such a sturdy connection with your 3" OE 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 shank of the Cannon extension slides into your receiver and is held in place with the included hitch pin and clip. The connection between the extension and your hitch is reinforced with a set bolt underneath the shank that tightens up to the receiver for a snug fit and prevents rattle and movement in hitch.


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 hitch. 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 Cannon 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.



E1648 Tork Lift Cannon Hitch Extender for 3" Ford Super Duty OE Trailer Hitch - 48" Long






Customer Reviews

TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 48" Long - TLE1648

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

Extend the receiver on your 2017 or newer Ford Super Duty factory 3" hitch to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper. Exclusive, heavy-duty design maintains high weight capacity and gives you a 2-1/2" receiver.

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This hitch extension will be the last extension you will ever buy. It worked great towing my boat behind my 2017 F-350 Dually,( I purchased the 48” cannon) my boat is about 3000 lbs. this hitch is more than capable for towing, just about anything you can pull within Your hitch limits. I have an extended deck on my camper, and I had enough room to turn 90 deg and not be close to contacting the boat. Never bottomed out on a driveway, on my last trip. Quality hardware, super easy install, might need a little help inserting It into the receiver it is “heavy” Overall glad I purchased this.



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Needed this to enable a bike rack on the back of an Arctic Fox camper. Fit perfectly, and $250 less than the RV store was asking. Thank you!



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packaging was beat up and slightly open , but everything made it- I hooked everything up and tested it out and it worked perfectly



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I rated it a 4 only because I haven’t installed it yet and put my camper on my truck to check the length. Looks like it’s gonna work though



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This is a great product, built like a Tank. E Trailer I only deal with you, keep it in the USA



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It is great and is very easy to install.



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Ask the Experts about this TorkLift Hitch Adapters

  • Which Longer Hitch Extension Fits 2008 Ford F-350
    The TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension # TLE1648 is listed for 2017 and new Ford hitches as that's the year Ford started offering the 3 inch hitch size. A 2008 Ford F-350 would not have had a 3 inch hitch installed on it from the factory. You most likely instead have a 2-1/2 inch hitch which would require the Titan hitch extender part # RP45018 which would work great with this as it fits that size and is 48 inches long as well.
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  • Does TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension # TLE1648 Have Any Kind of Rise
    The TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension # TLE1648 does not feature any kind of rise as the extension gets closer to the 2-1/2" receiver. This particular extender, which is designed specifically for Ford factory 3" hitch receivers, does feature a unique set bolt underneath the shank that tightens up to the receiver at the connection point. This component, along with the lateral support chains that will attach to the hitch, help to drastically reduce any sag that a standard extension of this...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender For Towing Boat Trailer With 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD W/ In-Bed Camper
    I have another option for you, but the TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 48" Long # TLE1648 you were looking at is only a fit for the factory 3" trailer hitch receivers on a 2017 or newer Ford Super Duty Pickup. For your 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD New Body style with the 8' Bed you will need to replace you factory trailer hitch receiver with the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - Dual 2" Receivers # TLC1205...
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  • Compatible Weight Distribution Systems for Torklift Cannon Hitch Extension
    The TorkLift # TLE1648 Cannon reduces the factory 3 inch receiver to a 2-1/2 inch, so you could use any weight distribution system with a 2-1/2 inch shank with the proper drop or rise. I'll link you to a help article that explains how to measure for the proper rise or drop. The article is actually for a ball mount, but the same procedure would be used to determine the correct weight distribution shank needed. The correct system will depend on the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue...
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  • Weight of TorkLift TLE1648 48 Inch Cannon Hitch Extension
    The TorkLift # TLE1648 Cannon Hitch Extension weighs in at just over 75 lbs. I've linked to a product description video featuring the Torklift # TLE1648. Along with the hitch extension, you'd also need the # TLW6048 wiring harness extension.
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  • Hitch and Extension Recommendation for 2017 GMC Sierra Long Bed With Truck Bed Camper
    With a 10-1/2 foot long camper, you'll want a 32 inch extension. The # TLE1648 TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension you'd looked at is only compatible with the Ford OEM 3 inch receiver hitch. The best solution for you will depend on the weight of what you're towing. If a 4500 lb towing (6000 lb if used with weight distribution) capacity will work for you and your Sierra has a 2-1/2 inch hitch, the Reese Titan Hitch Extension, part # RP45292 would be recommended. For a higher capacity,...
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  • Availability of 48 Inch Hitch Extension for Towing Behind Truck Bed Slide-In Camper
    In order to get the extension you're wanting, you'll need to replace the existing hitch with a TorkLift SuperHitch, part # TLF1002-30 and use a SuperTruss extender like part # TLE1548. If you'd care to reply with the year and model of your Ford Truck, I'd be happy to check on hitch availability for you. I've linked to some product demonstration videos for the parts mentioned above.
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  • Is the TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension TLE1648 Weight Distributing?
    The TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 48" Long # TLE1648 you were looking at itself is not weight distributing, the chains and turnbuckles used are to keep the extension stable. When used with a standard hitch, the tongue weight rating is 300lbs and the trailer weight rating is 3000lbs, but if you do used a weight distribution hitch the ratings are increased to the 600lb tongue weight you mentioned, and 6000lb trailer weight rating. The reason for...
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  • Hitch Extender that Can Fit 2.5 inch Hitch of 2017 Ford F-250
    The newer Ford Super Duty trucks than your 2017 Ford F-250 have an inside diameter of 3 inch by 3 inch which is bigger than your 2.5 by 2.5 inch hitch. While the Torklift Cannon Hitch Extension part # TLE1648 won't work as it's too big for your truck we have the Titan Extender part # RP45292 which fits your hitch size and can be used at 24-34 inches or part # RP45018 which is adjustable from 41 to 48 inches.
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  • TorkLift 48" Extension For A 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali With 2-1/2" Factory Receiver
    To use a TorkLift 48" hitch extender you will have to change out your receiver on your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali. The TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension # TLE1648 will only fit the 3" receiver that comes on the Ford Super Duty trucks. To find the right TorkLift receiver that will allow you to use a 48" TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1548 you need to determine what bed length you have as well as what the maximum weight is that you would use the receiver to tow. 6-1/2'...
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  • Will TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension TLE1648 Fit 2014 Ford F-350 W/ Option 3" Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 48" Long # TLE1648 will work just fine in the 3" trailer hitch receiver on your 2014 Ford F-350. This extension was designed for the 2017+ Ford trucks, but works in any truck that has a 3" receiver so you will not have any issues. While using the # TLE1648 your tongue weight will be limited to 300lbs or 600lbs if using a weight distribution hitch, and the trailer weight will be limited to 3000lbs or 6000lbs if...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Extension for Ford F-350 With 3" Receiver and Lance Camper
    The TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension # TLE1648 is a 48" receiver extension. This extension will allow for 300lbs of tongue weight and 3,000lbs towing. If you use a weight distribution hitch the weight capacity is 600lbs of tongue weight and 6,000lbs towing. The TorkLift Wiring Harness Extension for 48" SuperTruss or Cannon Hitch Extender # TLW6048 will extend your trucks 7-way blade trailer connection.
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  • Hitch Extender for 2017 Ford F-350 With 3 Inch Factory Hitch
    There is one extender that will work with the 3 inch factory hitch on your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty, the TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension, and it comes in three different lengths: 36" Long # TLE1636, 42" Long # TLE1642 and 48" Long # TLE1648. The shorter 36 inch extension, which is likely what you can use since you mentioned the camper will only hang over 16 inches to 18 inches, has a towing capacity of 3,600 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 360 lbs, though that rating is increased...
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  • Determining Which Hitch Extender To Tow Trailer W/ 2021 Ford F-350 W/ Wolfpack 850 Truck Bed Camper
    I would measure both. First measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the trailer hitch receiver to the edge of the bumper, and then to the edge of the steps. While you are not going to be towing with the steps down, you do want to make sure you will be able to lower them with the trailer still attached or your will need to unhook the trailer before getting in the camper. If the TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 36" Long # TLE1636 for your...
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  • Hitch Extension that Fits 3 inch Hitch of 2021 Ford F-350
    The two different companies designed their extensions differently and could have also used different testing techniques with one being more conservative than other. So since you want to keep your Ford 3 inch hitch on your 2021 Ford F-350 you'd have to go with the Torklift Cannon part # TLE1648 which is 48 inches long and has a capacity of 3,300 lbs.
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