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Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension - 2" Hitches - 7-1/4" Long

Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension - 2" Hitches - 7-1/4" Long

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This extension adds 7-1/4" of clearance to your hitch so you can mount an accessory without worrying about vehicle contact. Great for vehicles with spare tires, recessed hitches, or van doors. 1-800-496-5010 to order Yakima hitch adapters part number Y69VR or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension - 2" Hitches - 7-1/4" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Adapters

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  • 7-1/4 In Extension
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This extension adds 7-1/4" of clearance to your hitch so you can mount an accessory without worrying about vehicle contact. Great for vehicles with spare tires, recessed hitches, or van doors.


  • Adapter extends trailer hitch receiver opening 7-1/4" away from the rear of your vehicle
    • Ideal for vehicles with spare tires, recessed hitches, van doors, or tailgates
    • Mount a bike rack without removing your spare or create extra clearance for your trailer
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Hitch receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Overall length: 12-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole: 7-1/4"
  • Weight: 8.6 lbs

Note: Do not use for towing.

8002739 Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - 7-1/4" Long

Item # Y69VR

Customer Reviews

Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension - 2" Hitches - 7-1/4" Long - Y69VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

This extension adds 7-1/4" of clearance to your hitch so you can mount an accessory without worrying about vehicle contact. Great for vehicles with spare tires, recessed hitches, or van doors.


Used to extend the hitch distance so bikes fit on bike carrier (the forward bike handelbars don't hit the back wall.) Has worked well and has had no issues.


Quick shipping. Used this for a bike rack (Kuat Sherpa) on my JK wrangler, perfect length. The hitch pin screws in so it elimates the play in the hitch and my bike rack sits perfectly still. Highly recommend


Got it, installed it. Exactly what I was looking for and better quality than others I've seen. While something so simple does not require instructions, Yakima provides a thorough set, even including a torque spec for the bolt. Top notch, all the way.


Amazing AND reasonable! Great product. Not using for towing but huge help with bike rack.


Exactly what I needed for my bike rack on a new Jeep.


Well made hitch and easily fit into my Draw-Tite QSP Trailer Hitch Silencer and Cover for 2" Hitch Receivers. However I had to remove the Draw-Tite QSP Trailer Hitch Silencer and Cover for 2" Hitch Receivers in order for it to properly fit as the hitch silencer took up about 1/8" or so of space preventing installation.


As promised! Thanks!


Just assembled it so no comment on use yet... however, the construction seems strong and well thought out. Seems to fit great on my LTV Unity.


Missing items when delivered. Contacted etrailer and they said they would send me the missing parts. Very friendly and helpful customer service.


Showed up and planned. Good quality. Works well.


Very nice and a great price!


looks strong and reliable








See what our Experts say about this Yakima Hitch Adapters

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    Yes you can use the Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension # Y69VR with the Yakima EXO systems as well.
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    The Yakima EXO Swing Away 2 Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier - 2" Hitches # Y54ZR is going to allow you to open the rear doors of your 2021 Ram ProMaster 2500 at minimum up to 90 degrees but you may face a clearance issue with your passenger side door depending on the length of the door. From the center of the hitch to the locking pin for the swinging function it's approximately 29" inches so your door could potentially come into contact with the pin or the cargo rack which is just a few inches...
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  • Can Yakima EXO Swing Away Storage System Y44ZR Clear Spare of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    To fit past the rear spare of your 2021 Jeep Wrangler the Yakima EXO rack part # Y44ZR that you referenced would require you to use the Yakima StraightShot hitch extender part # Y69VR. This would add 7-1/4 inches to the current shank length which would be long enough to clear the spare.
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  • What is the Max Tongue Weight of the Yakima StraightShot Y69VR?
    I spoke to Yakima about the StraightShot # Y69VR extender, but they have only tested this with Yakima accessories. Due to this, it doesn't have a listed tongue weight. With that being said, the Yakima bike racks and other accessories are going to weigh quite a bit less than 320 pounds and I do not recommend going this route. Though all extenders like this will cut the tongue weight of your hitch in half, I do suggest going with the Curt # C45791. This has been tested with many different...
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  • 2 1/2” Ball Mount Extension for Tailgate Clearance
    I have a solution for your tailgate clearance issue but we do not have a 2 1/2" extension that doesn't reduce that is also around the length you are looking for. I recommend going with an extended ball mount. Item # BZ20 is the Brophy Ball Mount for 2-1/2" hitches it has 3/4" rise or 2" drop and is 13-1/4" long. I have linked a review video.
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  • Can Yakima Straightshot Hitch Adapter # Y69VR Be Used with 2-1/2 inch Hitch Adapter
    The threaded portion of the bolt that comes with the Yakima Straightshot part # Y69VR would be long enough to fit through a 2-1/2 inch to 2 inch hitch adapter like the part # C45405.
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  • Availability of 12 Inch Hitch Extender for 2 inch Hitch
    We can't recommend using more than one hitch extension. The added movement and leverage would put too much stress on the hitch. So if you needed a 12 inch hitch extension instead the MaxxTow extender part # MT70024 would work great.
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  • Can I Use the Thule Elite Van XT # TH302043 with a Spare Tire on a Ram ProMaster Van?
    We definitely have a solution for transporting bikes on your Ram Promaster. However, I sent a photo of your setup to my tech at Thule, and he confirmed that your spare tire sits too high in order for the Thule Elite Van XT # TH302043 to work with your bikes on your van even in the highest position available on the rack. Although, from the looks of your picture, it looks like you have the Yakima EXO Swing Away Enclosed Cargo Carrier - 2" Hitches # Y62VR installed on your hitch. If this...
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  • Do I Need a Hitch Extender when Using the Yakima EXO # Y62VR on My 2021 Toyota Highlander?
    Yes. The required 4-1/4" is to make sure that no component of the Yakima EXO # Y62VR interferes with your rear bumper. In order to determine if you have enough space, I recommend measuring from the center of your hitch's pinhole to the outside face of your bumper. As long as that distance is does not exceed 4-1/4", you will not have any clearance problems with the # Y62VR. If you happen to have a hitch that is too far recessed into your vehicle, you will need a hitch extender. The only...
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  • Height of Yakima EXO # Y44ZR from Bottom of Lower Arms to Top of GearLocker Cargo Box on Top Tray
    While you can technically use the Yakima Exo Swing Away Storage System # Y44ZR on a front hitch, I confirmed with Yakima that they haven't physically tested that application. With that being said, I do have the measurement you requested. The height from the bottom of the arm to the top of the GearLocker box on the top level is 43" tall. I went ahead and attached a diagram that shows this height. If you have a front hitch installed on your 2022 Ford F-150, I recommend measuring the center...
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  • 2021 Ford Bronco Bike Rack Hitch Fitment with Spare Tire on Rear Door
    You will definitely need an extension to clear the rear tire on your 2021 Ford Bronco. When we installed the Yakima OnRamp # Y36FR on a 2021 Bronco we had to use the Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension # Y69VR to make it fit. Since the SingleSpeed Bike Rack # Y02481 has a similar distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the bike rack (at 7-1/4") this will be the case for you as well. Normally bike rack companies don't encourage the use of extensions for their...
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  • Can Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extender be Used with Kuat Sherpa
    Yes, the Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extender part # Y69VR would work great with your Kuat Sherpa 2.0 bike rack # SH22G. This will give you an additional 7-1/4 inches of clearance for your 2021 Ford Bronco.
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  • Will the Yakima EXO # Y44ZR Work with a Spare Tire on My 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe?
    If you plan to use the Yakima EXO Swing Away Storage System w/ Enclosed Cargo Carrier and Cargo Carrier - 2" Hitches # Y44ZR on your 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, you definitely need a hitch extender. This is because the distance from the center of the shank's pinhole to the closest part of the carrier is only 4-1/4" long. With that being said, the only compatible extender to use with the EXO is the Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension - 2" Hitches - 7-1/4" Long # Y69VR. You are not able to use...
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  • Hitch Extension Options
    We have the Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension, # Y69VR and the RockyMounts Hitch Extender, # RKY10008, among others. The problem however is that most manufacturers state these type products are not to be used with accessories on RV hitches. The amount of sway the back of many RV's receive can cause a lot of torque to be placed on the hitch. There are other similar items such as these two but be aware of the recommendation to not use on an RV. Your best bet is to consider shifting how...
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  • Can I Use the TorkLift Lock and Load SideKick Cargo Tray with a Hitch Extender
    Typically when you start using adapters to extend away from the cross tube of your hitch, it gets weaker; in most cases you'll lose around 50% of the tongue weight of the hitch when you use an extension or adapter of any type. If you've got a heavy duty hitch that you're wanting to carry the 16x21 TorkLift Lock and Load SideKick Cargo Tray for 2" Hitches - 200 lbs # TLA7901 on this might not be a big deal since you only need about 250-lbs, but it should be noted. If you don't already...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation For Two Heavy E-bikes On A 2015 Lexus RX 350
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  • 2" Bike Rack Hitch Extender With Anti-Rattle Lock For A Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack
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  • Can Curt Cargo Carrier be Extended 14 Inch for use on Van With Spare Tire
    You can absolutely extend the 22-1/2x49 Aluminum Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches # C18100- all you need is a 14" hitch extender and you'd be set. For that I recommend the Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 14" Long # C45795. If you meant that it was a total of 14" from the hitch pin hole to clear the spare tire, since the cargo carrier measures 10-3/4" from the hitch pin to the closest part of the carrier you could use a smaller extender, the Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension...
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