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Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 8" Long

Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 8" Long

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Tow Ready Hitch Adapters - 80307

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 8 In Extension
  • 3500 lbs
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Trailers
  • Tow Ready

This hitch extender helps to prevent your vehicle from hitting the trailer or propane tanks when making sharp turns.


  • Extends receiver opening 8"
  • Fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Capacity: 300 lbs TW / 3,500 lbs GTW
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Has two receiver pin holes to accommodate for J-Pin
  • Compatible with Draw-Tite J-Pin 63201 (sold separately)

Please Note: Using a hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50 percent.

80307 Tow Ready Hitch Extender - 8" Long

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

Video Transcript for Tow Ready 2 inch Trailer Hitch Extender Review

Randy: Hey guys, it's Randy here at Today we're going to be taking a look at an eight inch hitch extender from Tow Ready. Essentially these are designed to buy extra space, whether we've got an overhanging spare tire, maybe we've got an in bed camper, that overhangs just a little bit. Whatever your need might be, this is going to take your pinhole from its current location, moves it back eight inches, so we can get plenty of room to use our items appropriately. Here's an example of one of the many ways the hitch extender is going to come in handy. With our spare tire on the back of our Jeep, our bike rack does not want to slide in and engage.

The pinholes just don't line up. Getting that extender is going to get that pinhole back a little bit further. It's going to allow us to utilize our rack not only in its platform position, but also when we fold it up.Now, this is also going to come in handy if your hitch or your receiver tube opening is kind of back underneath your bumper a little bit. Now, from the center of our hitch pinhole, to the center of our new hitch pinhole, we're picking up eight inches. That's going to get our items eight inches further back.

We'll secure it using a standard five-eighths pin and clip, but you will notice the shank is hollow. If you wanted to put an anti-rattle bolt in there, or an anti-rattle device, you wouldn't have any issues with that. When using bike racks or cargo carriers, we do recommend it. For towing applications, it might not be so important. Now as far as installation, this is going to install like any class three accessory when I slide it in, get our pinholes lined up, and we'll secure it with a pin and clip.

Now the pin and clip is not provided, so you will want to supply your own.Now, the overall construction is really nice. You get the black powder coat finish on it, so it should last for a very long time. You're going to notice in the side, we've got two pinholes, we've got a larger one, there's a smaller one here close to the back. We only want to use the one closer to the front, it's the larger five-eighths diameter pinhole. You'll notice there's plenty of room on either side, so whether you're just going to use a pin and clip, maybe a locking hitch pin or anti-rattle device, really shouldn't have any issues.

The second pinhole is for use with the J-Pin stabilization system. Just something that Draw-Tite offers that'll actually, as you tighten it down, it goes in and puts pressure on your item to keep it from moving around. Now we'll slide our rack in with our extender installed. As you can see, there's plenty of room here, we've got really good clearance. We can have our bike rack in the stored position or in the platform position. We won't have to remove any peddles off our bikes or worry about the handle bars hitting.We do recommend the use of an anti-rattle device with this product with accessories. You see this bike rack has an anti-rattle device here. That keeps this connection point nice and solid. You can see no movement there. We are getting some out of this forward connection point. Now, regardless of whether you're going to use the extension for bike racks and accessories, or you're going to use it for towing, there's a few things you need to keep in mind as far as weight ratings. The extension itself is going to give you a 300 pound ton weight rating, so that's the maximum downward force we can put on it. It gives you a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. Total weight of your trailer and anything that you might load up on it. The other measurement, the other weight rating we need to keep in mind, is that when we install our extender, it reduces our hitches capacity by half. We're either going to go off half that ton weight of the hitch, or the 300, or we're going to go off the half the gross trailer weight of our hitch, or the 3,500.The Tow Ready Extender also receives really good reviews. It's like Fritz, he said, "My bike rack did not fit because of the spare tire, this extension piece lets my rack fit and work properly. I can now open the tailgate and keep the bikes on the rack, it's awesome!" That's going to complete our look at the Tow Ready eight inch Hitch Extender.

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Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 8" Long - 80307

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (150 Customer Reviews)

This hitch extender helps to prevent your vehicle from hitting the trailer or propane tanks when making sharp turns.


I used this extension when installing my removable 12,000lb winch to get it away from the rear bumper, and also used this hitch extender on my front hitch which was also purchased from etrailer and works great.


Well made piece and just the right length to get bikerack to clear ladder on rear of rv.

Working great - No problems. Finish is still like new.
Bill - 10/08/2022


Product measurements, fit, and functionality were exactly as described. I am pretty tough on it and the finish has held up very well.

Still pleased with this product. Finish is still in great shape, despite hot, humid conditions and being drug around my garage.
Brian - 06/29/2022


Just received my 80307 Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 8" Long. My newly upsized spare tire had been preventing the use of my hitch rack. Was very pleased with the etrailer service and the ease of using the website. The excellent descriptions, photos, and even videos really help shopping for these types of specialty parts. Shipping went well and expediently. I trial fit the extension with my hitch rack today, and the photos are attached. It fit well and did the trick. I drove around and heard no rattles from it at all.


Most helpful customer service organization. Product was just what I needed


Needed to extend receiver to reach past box and add a carrier for cans.


Perfect. Most what we needed. Quick delivery too.


Looks great, very strong, exactly as ad vertised.


Works as designed. A little bit of play/rattle - just use an anti-rattle hitch pin to improve.


Item as described. Excellent quality. Super fast shipping. Way faster than [online] is currently.


Works great! The hitch extender and lock work and fit perfectly. Just the thing I needed to put a decent Thule Apex (or Vertex) 4 bike carrier on my 2005 Jeep Liberty. Just know that tongue weight is reduced...but it's really not a problem with road bikes. eTrailer shipped and delivered very quickly.

Have used this many, many times in the last year and its working just fine and as advertised.
Chuck B - 08/08/2014


Excelent Service, the item have excelent quality and great support from Etrailer Team.


It's a hitch extender. We needed it for our hitch mount bike rack because the rear mounted spare tire (2011 Jeep) prevented using it without an extension. Very little weight being applied. It works well. We used it in conjunction with a Roadmaster Quiet Hitch. Good setup.

They work great...we needed an extender due to the spare tire mounted on the back of the jeep to mount a bike rack. Extender works great for that purpose and the anti-tattle piece works great.
MikeD - 09/04/2018


works great


This was exactly what i was looking for to work with a 3 point hitch adaptor on a tractor. I have implements that i purchased and this allows me to use them and not have to buy new ones for the new tractor i just bought.


This item solved my problem the way I wanted it solved. Since my hitch receiver is behind an opening in my bumper cover on my 2015 Traverse, I wanted an hitch extender that did not stick out very far past the bumper. I wanted to mount a backup light on the trailer hitch since the backup lights on my Traverse are mounted high on the lift gate and did not illuminate my driveway (or any surface I happened to be on and backing up) to my satisfaction.
One manufacturers offered a 9" extender. Another offered a 12" extender. I wanted something to just clear the bumper cover but not a shin banger or a knee banger that I would be constantly banging with my leg as I walked behind my vehicle. offered an 8" hitch extender that worked perfectly for my purpose.
I had never used my trailer hitch to tow a trailer so I decided to put it to good use as a backup light mount. When towing time comes all I have to do is unplug an electrical connection and remove the extender and slide in the hitch ball assembly and tow away.
(I can supply a photo of the finished product if you desire. However, since it was nothing to do with towing I thought maybe a photo was not appropriate.)


Great product, no issues at all….had it for a year, no rust


I just assembled the 8" hitch extender(80307) and the cargo carrier (24 x 60)(63153) and the hitch locking receivers(7683) and threw it on the Hummer H2. My God this this is huge, low wiggle as the hitches sometimes are, and got the cargo stretch net(7330) to top it off. I'm leery of plastic hooks but we will see on the net. I put some heavy stuff in the middle of the carrier and went out as the directions state, locked the stuff down with the cargo stretch net and took it out foe a spin with the wife driving behind me. She said it road very well with no shift. So with camping coming up we can't wait!


I needed this extension for a bike carrier on my Explorer, now I don't have to remove a peddle. It works great.

It has worked out very well, and have used it several times.
Thomas - 04/28/2019


Love that it has both a 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch hole. Very secure for my wheel chair lift which has a 1/2 hole but my hitch has 5/8 hole. Using this extension I can securely mount my lift.


Needed a little more clearance to fold up my cargo rack for a fishing trip so I didn't have to put my rod holders in the camper. Thanks worked great !!

Keep in mind that using an extender lowers the tongue weight capacity maximum amount of downward weight the hitch can bear including carrier and everything stowed on it by 50.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 04/24/2019


This product has done just what I needed to get my bicycle rack mounted out beyond the spare tire on my Jeep Wrangler. As a bonus when the bike rack is not on; I have left in it as a step for climbing into the back of the Jeep. I use this product with the Curt Anti-Rattle Kit C22321 and it keeps my bicycle rack rock solid.


Just what I needed to extend the hitch a little further from the ATV tires. Very heavy duty, the real thing. Also, "ETRAILER" is fantastic to buy from!!

Still working great!
Wanda - 10/31/2019


I needed an extension for the receiver hitch on my Colorado pick up to move my bike rack back far enough to lower my tail gate without damaging it. This did the trick. I now have about 1 1/2 inches to spare. The reason I picked this particular extension is that the part that goes into the receiver is hollow which allows for a spring loaded gizmo that goes inside and is threaded, so that it can be tightened up to eliminate rattle and some sway. I ordered the anti rattle hitch pin along with the extension. After I installed it today, it is nice and tight with no play whatsoever in the bike rack. Excellent product.


This was a perfect fit for my 2020 KIA Sedona. The hitch attached quickly, exhaust needed to be lowered but just needed to unclipped. The wiring harness plugged in and it was ready to go. Nice clean install.

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    Hitch extenders like the Tow Ready part # 80307 reduce hitch capacity for two reasons. One is the length like you mentioned and the other is amount of additional movement that they introduce to the hitch setup which puts quite a bit of stress on the setup. Also, ball mounts come in varying lengths so someone could end up using a very long ball mount with this which would add even more leverage.
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  • What is the Useable Length of the Hitch Extender for 2 inch Trailer Hitches - 8 inch Long # 80307
    Yes, the Hitch Extender for 2 inch Trailer Hitches - 8 inch Long, item # 80307, is measured from the center of the hitch pin hole in the shank to the center of the hitch pin hole in the receiver portion of the extender. This measurement gives you the working distance that the extender will provide. The overall length of the extender is 13 inches. There is a smaller hole forward of the hitch pin hole and it is not used.
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  • Distance from the Center of Receiver Hitch Pin Hole Back to Shank on Trailer Hitch Extender # 80307
    On the Hitch Extender for 2 inch Trailer Hitches - 8 inch Long, # 80307, the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole in the receiver back to the shank is 4-1/8 inches on the outside, 3 inches on inside. There is also a smaller hole nearer the receiver opening that is not used, so do not measure from the smaller hole.
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  • Hitch Extender # 80307 use on a Ford F150
    A hitch extender will give you more clearance from your Ford F150 to your trailer. You will want to keep in mind that when you use a hitch extender you cut the towing capacity of the hitch that is on your truck in half because of the increase in torque that will be on your hitch due to the increased leverage the weight of your trailer will have on your hitch. I attached an FAQ page on hitch extenders for you to check out.
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  • Using Hitch Extender to Install Bike Rack on Rear on Flat Towed Jeep Wrangler
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    I wish we had an exact figure we could give you on that. But the general rule of thumb is that anytime you use a hitch extender you end up cutting the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. This is due to the added leverage like you mentioned as well as the added movement created in the hitch. The length of the extension does not typically change that much of that figure. We've seen some shorter ones reduce the capacity by only 30 percent but that's pretty far and few between.
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