Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 18"

Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 18"

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This hitch extender helps to prevent your vehicle from hitting the trailer or propane tanks when making sharp turns. Call 800-298-8924 to order Tow Ready hitch adapters part number HE18 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Tow Ready products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 18". Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Tow Ready Hitch Adapters - HE18

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 18 In Extension
  • Tow Ready
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Steel

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


Features:

  • Prevents hitting trailer or propane tanks when making sharp turns while towing
  • Extends hitch 18" from center to center of hitch pin holes
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Hollow on both ends
  • Capacity: 3500 lbs GTW, 350 lbs TW
  • Compatible with Draw-Tite J-Pin (#63201)
    • Has two receiver pin holes to accommodate for J-Pin


Note: Not for use with a weight distribution system. The limiting factor is the capacity of your hitch. Using an extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50 percent.


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80306 Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 18"






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




Video Transcript for Brophy Hitch Extender Review

Hey guys Randy here at etrailer.com. Today we're taking a look at the Brophy Hitch Extenders. Now these are available seven, 14, and 18 inches in length, and basically they're going to allow us to extend either our ball mount back a little further or any accessory back a little further and give us clearance from the obstacles. It's pretty common, the Jeep spare tire issue, we run into that a lot. But also if you have an end bed camper, and you want to get your step back a little further to get up and in, or you just need a little bit more room from the back of your RV to the front of your trailer, these can be a really good solution.Here's one example of where a hitch extender is going to come in handy. As you can see the spare tire on our Jeep will not allow us to get our rack all the way in and get that pin hole lined up.

If this we're in the platform position, we could slide it in of course, but we're not utilizing the foldability of our rack. By bringing that pin hole out further it's going to allow us to enjoy our accessories a lot more easily. Here you can see what we we're talking about with that solid shank, that really nice heavy duty design and then the weld all the way around there keeping everything locked together really well.Now to install it this is going to be like any other hitch accessory or ball mount. We just want to slide it in so we have our pin holes lined up. Then we're going to secure it using a 5/8 diameter pin and clip.

You can also use anti-rattle devices. Just keep in mind with that solid shank, we can't use anything located internally, so we'd be left with something like a wrap around collar that would secure it down. The pin and clip is not included, so you'll want to be sure to just use the one you've got. If you don't have one, we've got plenty available on our website for you.Now this happens to be their 14 inch extension. As we said before it's available in a couple different sizes, and basically you'll want to choose the one that's going to be as close as possible to your hitch.

It's going to reduce the leverage effect that we have and regardless of the size extension that you choose, they're all going to give us a 350 pound tongue weight rating. It's the maximum downward force we can put at the end of the extender. It gives us a 3500 pound gross trailer weight rating. It's going to be the total weight of your trailer and anything that you're going to load up.The seven and 14 inch variety are rated for use with weight distribution, the 18 inch is not, so keep that in mind. When using weight distribution our tongue weight is going to go up to 700 pounds, the gross trailer weight rating is going to go up to 7000 pounds.

Now the one thing with those weight ratings to keep in mind is that when we use this extender we're going to reduce our hitch's capacity by one third. We want to go off of whichever one's lower, whatever the extension is rated for or two thirds of your hitch's capacity.Now here you can see extender installed, no usage issues at all with the rack. It tilts up fine. In this case we're using the 14, we wanted to show you the average, but really here we could have gotten away with the seven. Now as you can see, our bike rack it has an anti-rattle device and our connection point here isn't moving at all, but we do have the movement up here. Now we recommend that use of an anti-rattle device when you're using an accessory like the bike rack here or a cargo carrier. Maybe you won't be so worried about it when used with a ball mount, but definitely something to keep in mind. That's going to complete our look at the Brophy Hitch Extenders.


Customer Reviews

Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 18" - HE18

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (97 Customer Reviews)

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

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I needed to extend my hitch because I had jet skis in the back of my truck bed and still pulled a three seat jet ski behind. Products are working great! 261880



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This hitch extension saved me from having to buy another trailer for my boat. Iā€™m so glad that I found your website in order to buy one. If I would have went to a welding shop to get one made. It would have cost me a fortune. Thanks once again. 502058



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The hitch extension worked perfect. The only one that was 18" pin to pin which was exacty what I needed to make this combo work. Dual hitch to start. Top whole a luggage rack to haul coolers and the bottom for the bike rack. Thanks etrailer. 231607



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Order/communication/shipping was awesome. Ordered Sunday night and got an email from a rep saying it was received. An hour later another email from another rep said it was in stock and would ship shortly. Shipping email came that same night, and product arrived in 3 days as expected. Product is very solid, just as spec'd and fits my need perfectly. Only negative is it is doesn't have safety chain hooks which will have to be welded on. 122274



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The extender is fine, although I had to do a work around. The female end of the extender is not deep enough The 5/8 inch holes of the tow bar will not line up with the 5/8 inch holes of the extender. I must use the 1/2 inch hole of the extender. And you only gave me 5/8 inch pins. The 1/2 inch I own is not long enough to go all the way through the extender. The work around was to buy a 1/2 x 4 inch bolt and nut. Not ideal, but it works. 405863



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Extremely satisfied with the fast delivery of what I ordered. 721906



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Everything was just like advertised delivered when they said it would be would definitely order from them again 716077



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This 18" hitch extension was exactly what I needed to be able to open my rear Jeep door while pulling my raft trailer. Very high quality product at a fair price! 680771



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I received the 18ā€ extension receiver in 4-5 days and the quality looks great and it should work great for what I need it for. 678337



- HE18
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should have bought this years ago ,makes moving trailers so much easier 674690



- HE18
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excellent, heavy duty part. will let me launch my boat without getting wet feet. needs better packaging. box was destroyed. didn't hurt the part, though. 672165



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Just what I wanted worked great 668151



- HE18
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The hitch receiver extension is exactly what I needed. Thanks, etrailer.com. 636521



- HE18
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Hitch extender moves the bike rack back far enough so that the van doors will open without interference. 607364



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Arrived on time as promised. Well packaged and good quality product. Helpful professional people to deal with. Very satisfied and would recommend eTrailer to others. 605357



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Quality, fits well, exactly what I needed! This extends the reach of my hitch on a Yamaha golf cart, under a rear-facing seat. I added an E-trailer step to make it easy for people to step onto the rear platform. 589099



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Quality product. Assembly directions could be better. Overall, very satisfied. 574240



- HE18
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Great service and product. 566868



- HE18
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Works! 563896



- HE18
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Works as expected. 562749



- HE18
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Received HE18 receiver extension on the date promised by etrailer (actually a few hours earlier than scheduled). Installation was a breeze and the extension is a quality product. Also contacted etrailer, via email, for advice on some related additional products I may wish to purchase ... the response was quick and clearly written. Good service, good product. 561167



- HE18
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Fits perfectly and does the job I intended. Good Price. Quick shipping, who could ask for more 560026



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great products, great price thanks 558674



- HE18
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Exactly what I needed for towing my jet ski. The extra length makes it much easier to back up, as before the ski trailer was very prone to jackknife. 556549



- HE18
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Works well to extend a canoe support on the hitch 550972



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exactly what I wanted 544480



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I think the best thing to say about my purchase is I was helped by one of the customer service people who was terrific and very patient with me. I was not rushed to make a decision and it was like speaking with a friend. I knew what I was talking about and what I needed, and so did she. It really was like having a beer with a friend. She said you must be careful with how much weight the bumper will hold, how much you can pull, and how much strength you will lose with using this extension. She was very helpful and said your plan certainly seems like it will work. We are buying more and more items on line and doing that with e-trailer makes it easy. We are just normal RV people, but when we buy something, like most people, we don't want an argument, we don't want issues, we just want our stuff as smoothly as possible and move on. e- trailer will do that for you. What they promise you will happen, it's not even a second thought when you buy something. 465130



- HE18
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Needed a hitch extension for Gator 825I this piece fit perfectly not a cheap add on 5stars definitely 460028


Comments

Still working like it was designed for thanks again

Delbert - 12/14/2018

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- HE18
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Solid. Heavy duty. Fit perfectly 437944



- HE18
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it's an extension, it works 431517



- HE18
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This product worked well for my applica tion. 417055



- HE18
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etrailer is an awesome website. Clear information on products, great videos and links on installation, and extremely helpful support from knowledgeable, live people. Thanks! 411805



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Thank you for delivering the right product promptly. We are looking forward to using our hitch extension in the next 3 weeks!!! 405016



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This is really a good hitch extender. The metal used to make this product is more than heavy enough for good saftey 402256



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Fit up is excellent. Heavy gauge. I intend to use it to extend my Bed Extender to carry my canoe in my small Nissan truck. I am pleased with the product. 400560



- HE18
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Worked great behind my camper to tow a small enclosed trailer without hitting the camper step. 395954



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Exactly what we wanted. They shipped the same day. Great service. 388192



- HE18
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Great, durable product 350459



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Very fast shipping. Good price. Thanks 343408



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Item was what i expected. Shipping was upgraded at no cost to me and the items arrived sooner than expected. 335619



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Receive the product in good condition and exactly what I ordered in a fast and timely manner 334215



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It was exactly as advertised. Just what I needed. Shipping was very fast. Completely satisfied 333158



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Excellent product, exactly what I need to keep my drivers from jack knifing the trailers. Would recommend this roduct to a friend. 325912



- HE18
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Nice heavy duty part shipped fast!!! 313977



- HE18
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Product arrived in a timely manner. Product is just as advertised. Very satisfied. 309196



- HE18
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I just received the package; looks like it's going to be a perfect fit. I can finally open my tail gate. Now I can use my cargo carrier for a few items I could not get into the car previously. Thanks for always being there when I needed help, and suggestions. Sincerely - L. Baxter 301243



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Perfect fit no slop. 288961



- HE18
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Fast service. Product just as advertise d. 287411



- HE18
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This extension worked great to allow me to fit my bike rack (4 bikes) between my SUV and pop-up camper. Without it, the propane tank, battery and tongue crank were in the way and prevented me from getting the bikes on the rack. It's rock solid, trailer tows the same as with no extention. 282336



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High quality item. Delivered as promised. Specification met expectations. 275918


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  • For a 2-inch hitch the longest hitch extensions we offer are the 60-inch # TLE1560 and 48-inch # TLE1548, both from TorkLift. However, these only work along with a TorkLift brand SuperHitch dual-receiver type hitch that has the strength and included safety chains to handle the extra stress from the trailer load being further from the hitch. To use one of these you will need to also install a SuperHitch. The longest standard 2-inch hitch extension that will work in any hitch is 18-inches,...
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  • Do Hitch Extenders Work Without Capacity Reduction When Flat Towing
  • For flat towing purposes the capacity of the hitch does not get reduced that same since the 4 wheels being on the ground prevents vertical tongue weight from being put on the hitch. We sell high-low adapters that work in a similar way and they do not reduce towing capacities either. If you need 18 inches of extension the part # HE18 that you referenced would work well for this.
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  • Hitch Extender For Adding Enough Space Between Trailer and SUV to Open Rear Hatch
  • You can do that if you wish, but be aware that using an extension lowers the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The further the load gets extended away from the hitch, the more leverage is applied. This leverage can damage the hitch or cause it or its attachment points to the vehicle to fail. If you can get by with the reduced capacity, I'd recommend the 12 inch # MT70024, the 14 inch # C45795 or the 18 inch # HE18. An extra long ball mount might be a good alternative. If you click...
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  • Using a Hitch Extender with a Thule Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Ski Carrier Adapter
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  • Why Does Use of Hitch Adapter/Extender Reduce Hitch Tongue Weight and Trailer Weight Ratings
  • Any type of hitch adapter or extender will have the unavoidable side-effect of causing a loss of about half of your hitch's rated capacity, both its tongue weight (TW) and it's gross towing weight (GTW). Hidden Hitch extender # HE18 and Curt Hitch Extender # C45791 both cause a loss of capacity because they change the geometry of the hitch set-up. The added length of the adapter will allow greater leverage to be applied to the hitch tube by the attached trailer or accessory; this is what...
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  • Does Extending Tongue of Trailer Affect Tongue Weight Capacity of Trailer Hitch
  • You are correct, if you were to extend the length of your trailer tongue it would not lower the capacity of the tongue weight of your hitch. If anything the hitch has more leverage over the tongue weight now like you mentioned so the opposite would almost be true. In reality if you were to measure the tongue weight before and after extending the tongue out on a trailer it should be a lower number. That being said the # HE18 has a 3,500 lb overall capacity and a 350 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • Cargo Carrier and Bike Rack for a Truck With Truck Bed Camper
  • I have a solution for you, but unfortunately, there's not an exact item for what you are looking for. Prior to purchasing a hitch extender, I recommend measuring your clearance. You'll simply measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch to the furthest point in a straight line away from the hitch. Any extender you use will need to cover at least this distance to be useable. If you are at exactly 18 inches, then I recommend the Tow Ready Hitch Extender for 2 inch Hitches,...
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  • Using Hitch Extender to Increase Turning Radius of V-Nose Trailer Towed Behind RV
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  • Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Rear of 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Since we can't recommend the use of two hitch adapters (the extender and the dual adapter) the best solution we'd have would be a bike rack and cargo carrier combo like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider and Cargo Carrier # HR1450Z-85. Using one hitch adapter cuts the capacity by 50 percent due to added leverage and movement so our rack manufacturers and hitch manufacturers have both told us that it's not safe to use more than one at a time. The Hollywood Racks solution though does...
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  • Using Two 18 Inch # HE18 Hitch Extenders to Launch and Retrieve Sailboat
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  • Need 2-Inch Hitch Extender With Hollow Shank for Use with # 63232 Anti-Rattle Receiver Lock
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  • Trailer Hitch Extension For Bike Rack To Clear Opened Tailgate On Toyota Tundra
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  • Recommended Hitch Extension For Additional Trailer Clearance Behind Truck
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  • Raised Receiver Needed to Raise a Thule Bike Rack To Safely Carry Bikes
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  • Advisability On Using Extensions With a Tow Bar
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  • Longer Hitch Extension for Backing Boat Down Ramp
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  • Is a 2-Inch Hitch Extender Available in 18-Inch Length
  • We do offer an extender for 2-inch hitches that is 18-inches in length, part # HE18 from Hidden Hitch. This offers 18-inches between the hitch pin holes to provide better clearance when making sharp turns while towing. Please note this extender cannot be used with a weight distribution system and it will reduce your hitch's capacity by 50-percent as a result of the changed geometry at the hitch.
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  • Thickness and Suitablity of the Combo Bar 24 inch with 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
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  • Will the 18 Inch Hitch Extender Part # HE18 Clear the Tailgate of a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Series
  • The hitch extender you referenced, part # HE18 will extend your receiver by 18 inches when measured from the center of the hitch pin hole in the receiver to the pin hole in the extender. When the 18 inch length of the extender is added to the length of the ball mount, you will probably find that you have enough distance to clear your tailgate unless the tongue of the pop-up is really short. The downside of using an extender is the fact that placing the tongue weight load of the camper...
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  • Recommendation for Adding Clearance Between RV and Trailer
  • Using a hitch extender like the Tow Ready # HE18 referenced in your question is a great option for giving you some additional clearance between your RV and trailer. Using this or any other hitch-mounted adapter will reduce the tongue weight of the hitch by 50 percent, but it will not affect the towing capacity/horizontal pull. You should have no issue pulling your 2,000 pound boat with your 7,500 pound hitch, even when using an adapter like this one. Another option to consider that...
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  • Hitch Extender for 2-1/2-Inch Hitch That Converts Opening to 2-Inches
  • We do offer hitch extenders/adapters that will fit into a 2-1/2-inch hitch and reduce the receiver opening size down to a 2-inch size but none of these is 18-inches long. There is another way to go that might work for your application. You could use a hitch reducer sleeve # 58102 in your 2-1/2-inch hitch to drop it down to the 2-inch size, and then simply use 18-inch hitch extender # C45796 or # HE18, both of which are rated for 3500-lbs. Do note that use of any hitch adapter/extender...
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  • Can Hitch Extender HE18 Be Used On Chevy Silverado 2500HD with Camper for Carrying Thule T2
  • The # HE18 would work for you actually. As much as we try not to recommend the hitch extenders (especially these longer ones) in your situation the # HE18 is a totally viable solution. Your bike rack and bike weight would be under the weight capacity of the extender that is 350 lbs and your truck's hitch capacity would be well over the amount needed for the weight as well.
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  • Solution for Lengthening Distance Between Hitch and Boat Trailer for Launching
  • We may have a similar solution that would work. If you needed an 18 inch extension the part # HE18 would give you more length to lower the trailer into the ramp. Basically this fits into your 2 inch trailer hitch and gives you a second hitch opening 18 inches back from that. For a slightly smaller extension we have the part # MT70024 which would give you 12 inches instead. You should note that these extensions cut the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by 50 percent.
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  • Maximum Length Hitch Extender for 2014 Toyota Tundra for Towing 1971 Aristocrat Trailer
  • The 18 inch extension, part # HE18 is as far as you can safely go with a 2 inch receiver. Using an extension of any type reduces the tongue weight capacity (maximum amount of downward force that can be safely applied to the hitch) by 50 percent. The further away from the receiver you place the load, the greater the amount of leverage that is applied to the hitch. If the leverage becomes too much, the receiver tube can bend or the hitch connection points to the vehicle can fail. There...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch With Extension For 1997 Ford F-250 With Camper And Boat Trailer
  • Yes. The TorkLift SuperHitch is the only brand that accepts the custom fram mounted camper tie downs. For your 1997 Ford F-250, the hitch receiver you would need is the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - Dual 2" Receivers # TLF1000. You would not need to modify your exhaust or move your spare, you would only need to temporarily move for installation. The only 21 inch extension that will not reduce a hitch capacity by 50% is the TorkLift SuperTruss...
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  • How to Determine if a Hitch Extender Can Be Used While Towing a Trailer
  • The # HE18 can work for what you are trying to do only if when you reduce the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent it still as enough capacity for the trailer it is towing. Since your hitch would end up having a 250 lb capacity when used with this adapter you will need to verify the tongue weight of the trailer first by checking out the link I attached that details how to do this and then make any adjustments as needed to get it below 250 lbs.
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  • Extension of Curt Clevis Trailer Ball Ball Mount # C45005 Used With Hidden Hitch # HE18 Extender
  • I'm assuming you're speaking of the Curt 1-7/8 ball and Clevis Mount, part # C45005, is that correct? If you were to use the # C45005 in combination with the # HE18, you would indeed get 24 inches of extension, measured from the hitch pin hole in the receiver hitch o your EZ-GO cart tot he trailer ball on the # C45005. However, using the extension will lower the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by half. I've provided a photo showing the dimensions of the two parts when used together.
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