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Trailer Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long

Trailer Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long

Item # e88YR
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Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening to clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack. Prevents your trailer from hitting a rear-mounted propane tank when making sharp turns. Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock are sold separately. 1-800-940-8924 to order etrailer hitch adapters part number e88YR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Trailer Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Hitch Adapters - e88YR

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 8 Inch Extension
  • 3500 lbs
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • etrailer

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening to clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack. Prevents your trailer from hitting a rear-mounted propane tank when making sharp turns. Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock are sold separately.


Features:

  • Extends trailer hitch receiver opening out from the rear of your vehicle to avoid obstacles
    • Get extra clearance for your trailer
    • Mount your bike rack without having to remove your rear-mounted spare tire
  • Durable steel with matte black powder finish and e-coat that resists corrosion
  • Requires hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately)


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Hitch receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum gross trailer weight : 3,500 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight : 350 lbs
  • Overall length: 12-1/2"
  • Distance between hitch pin holes (center to center): 8"
  • Distance from receiver end to center of nearest pin hole: 2"
  • Distance from accessory end to center of nearest pin hole: 2-1/2"
  • Inner distance from center of hitch pin hole to solid receiver end: 3-3/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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



e88YR etrailer Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers - 8" Long

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Trailer Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long - e88YR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (125 Customer Reviews)

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening to clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack. Prevents your trailer from hitting a rear-mounted propane tank when making sharp turns. Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock are sold separately.

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Ordered this to fit with an eTrailer hitch for my Rav4. This was recommended as the correct extender by live chat support. Does not fit. Will not line up for the bolt to engage threads in the receiver. Also the lock is very wiggly and does not hold the extender firmly in the receiver. Super disappointed.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

1/4/2023

I had the parts taken from our warehouse and tested together. You hit the nail on the head as the inside measurement from the center of the pin hole to the solid back is 3.75 inches, which is not quite long enough for the On Ramp Yakima bike rack shank. I also tested the shank with adapter part # C45791 and it worked perfectly. I will have Customer Service reach out to you for the best option to have extender part # e88YR returned. As for the wiggly lock, I recommend also including an anti rattle device such as part # RM-061 or part # GY88XR. They would help to hold the extender tighter to the hitch opening which helps to minimize movement.



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I would definitely give these items and more importantly your sales and service. 5 stars
My new F150 has a taller tailgate and the hitch receiver is farther under the bumper than my old ‘06 F250. It is also a little higher off the ground.
One picture shows how the tailgate hits tongue Jack on my utility trailer.
The ball was 8” from the receiver. The extension and new 4” drop ball mount move the ball to 14”.
So now the tailgate can open completely. Of course I needed to lengthen the chains and wiring pigtail. The trailer is only rated for 2900 lbs so it won’t exceed the decrease in load rating.



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I ordered a trailer hitch extension and it got lost in shipping. The folks at Etrailer immediately took care of me and shipped another one that I received 3 days later. Thank you everyone for your help!



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Can't mount the bike rack without it. Works well and is easy to use.



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Very High quality product, as has been everything else that I have purchased from E Trailer. Purchased to allow me to open the tailgate on my Wrangler with a carrier installed. I will try to post pictures as soon as I use it.



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It looks great, but my excellent review is because of the service I received from Amy. She went above and beyond. etrailer is great because of service like that, and of course good parts.



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Works great



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Always excellent service. Fast shipping and great products.



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HD for truck camper ext application. ok, towing under 3.5k



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WORKED GREAT !!



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Very well made and a heavy duty extensi on.



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Very good product



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It looks good and I'm sure will work well. It does what I wanted



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Split order and mailed part so I could use till other parts available. Customer service great. Thanks to Carol C.



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Does what it's supposed to do. Don't spend more than you have to on a name brand.



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Quality part sent expeditiously



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As advertised no damage to this package.



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Heavy duty and fits well:)



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Perfect exactly what I needed and quality built



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Great job in getting product here in time for school. Really appreciate it.



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