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Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed

Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed

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  • Load Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Carrier
  • Darby
  • Steel
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Standard Duty
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Darby Hitch Cargo Carrier - DTA944


Features:

  • Mounts to existing 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Adjustable design allows for use with different size vehicles
  • Extends for use with roof rack or truck bed loads
  • Constructed of heavy duty tubular powder coated steel for durability
  • Installs and removes in seconds: secures with standard pin and clip (included) or lock (sold separately)
  • 4' wide support to secure load
  • Stores flat behind seat when not in use


Specs:

  • Works with 2" x 2" trailer hitches only
  • 350 lb load capacity
  • Includes pins to secure Extend-a-Truck
  • Includes red safety flag to alert drivers of the extended load
  • Extends 49" horizontally for bed level hauling
  • Extends 9-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole when used as a roof rack extension
  • Vertical Adjustments (from the top of the hitch opening):
    • adjusts vertically between 13-3/8" and 20-3/8" (for bed height)
    • adjusts vertically between 53-3/8" and 60-3/8" (for roof height)
  • Lifetime warranty


Load Extender Dimensions
Load Extender Dimensions
Load Extender used horizontally for bed level hauling

Load Extender used vertically for roof level hauling

944 Darby Industries Extend-A-Truck 2 in 1 Load Support for 2" Hitch Openings - Replaces C235






Video of Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed


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




Video Transcript for Darby Hitch Cargo Carrier - Load Extender - DTA944 Review

Today we're going to review part number DTA944. This is the Darby extended truck hitch mounted load extender for your roof or your truck bed. This part will mount to existing two inch trailer hitch receiver. The adjustable design of this will allow for use with different size vehicles. It extends for use with roof rack or a truck bed loads. This part is constructed of a heavy powder coated steel for durability,.

It installs and removes in seconds and it secures with a standard pin and clip. The top part here is 4 foot wide to support and secure the load. Again this does work on a two inch by two inch trailer hitch. I have an example here of it inserted into a two inch trailer hitch. It does have a 350 pound load capacity.

It does include the pins to secure the extend a truck. Another part that is included is this red safety flag to alert drivers of your extended load. Now I have it installed in for a roof load. Basically it will extend out from your hitch pin hole 9 1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole when used as a roof rack extension. The vertical adjustment, I have it at the lowest setting right now, which is 53 3/8 inches.

If you take the pin out and want to raise it the very top highest position would make it 60 3/8 inches. Now what Im also going to do is show you how to convert this for a truck bed load. Basically you can just take this top part and we'll sit this down and then you'll want to remove the pin and clip that holds it in. slide it out of the two inch receiver. Now you turn the long part and stick it in there.

Then we'll put the pin and clip back in. that's bringing it down to your truck bed height. Then you'll be able to insert this into the, for a truck bed. Now that will extend it out from your hitch pin hole 49 inches horizontally for hauling with your truck bed. It will also have the adjustments like we mentioned the other way. The lowest it would measure at 13 3/8 inches. The highest will be 20 3/8 inches for bed height. That should do it for review on part number DTA944.


Customer Reviews

Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed - DTA944

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (281 Customer Reviews)


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Excellent quality! Fast, fast delivery! 575300



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Works great to carry my 16' canoe in my Dodge pickup. 194611


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It works great

Bill M - 05/26/2016

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The rack fulfilled all expectations, was concerned about how it might affect vehicle stability, HANDLED GREAT !! I would suggest that the manufacturer add 2 more tie down eyes to the longer extention section, for convenience. Again,very satisfied. 296270



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I haven't used it yet,but it's just what I wanted,i've got a ranger with a 6' bed,I'll be building a 12'x16' shed,kind of hard to carry,12' and 16' 2x6's in the bed,so this should do it.Thanks to Granger for hooking me up to you 143539



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Wonderful product. Very good price. Wobbles a bit where in receiver. But I can fix that 137957


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Still use it and it works fine.

Mike l - 06/29/2015

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Great product and easy to use - installs in a few minutes. Only two pieces to the rack so I can store it out of the way under the back seat of my truck when not in use. I would recommend getting the pad that is custom made to go with the rack to keep your canoe or kayak cushioned when on the rack. The width of the rack allows you to fit two kayaks side by side which was a big plus for me. 151961



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The "Truck Extension" (mfgr's name for it) arrived today, in excellent condition. It's heavy - as it needs to be - & appears well-built. Both pins needed to use it were included, as shown in the product photo. It will be used on a F-150 Crew Cab (only a 5-1/2' bed) to haul longer lumber. The cross-bar is just enough over 10 feet out on my truck that I may drill another mount hole to move it in when needed. The welded loops on the cross-bar are spaced just about right to stabilize 4-foot wide sheets. A not-so-obvious nice feature: disassembled, the long bar slides inside the cross-bar, making it convenient to store and to haul when not in use. 268319



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Great extender but take note I bought this to use with a canoe in the bed. It works great for that - strong, easy to load, I love it for what it does. Very worth the money. One thing to note about the description, though, is that the L piece does NOT fit in the cab of my truck. It's too long to fit behind the seat in my 2008 Tacoma Access cab. Other than that I love the thing. 3071



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Product came as described. Was quite dirty coming out of the box.Coat of dusty dust had to be cleaned up before use. Was fine after clean up. Red flag was included. Nice addition. 141037


Comments

Working out quite well. I get a lot of comments at the home improvement stores.

jerry h - 07/12/2015

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I’ve only just received this item so I can not give an opinion on functionality but it feels like a solid piece of equipment. I love that it can be disassembled for easy storage. It arrived on time. My only disappointment was that it did not contain a safety flag that it was supposed to come with. Aside from that, I would definitely still purchase this extender regardless. I have a short bed Dakota that Keeps me from starting any projects due to limited truck bed space for towing wood longer than 8 ft. I would buy from this company again. Blake 448455



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just what I needed. arrived in 3 days. very easy to use on Colorado. 282206



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The Darby bed extender works just as advertised and is perfect for carrying my kayaks. I received all items I ordered fast and appreciated the excellent communication by etrailer.com. 122995


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Still working out great. No complaints.

Steve S - 04/02/2015

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I received my "T-bar" as a Christmas present 4 years ago and have used it dozens of times since to haul canoes with. It was, without a doubt, one of the most useful gifts I have ever gotten! So much so that I gave my son-in-law one for his first Christmas gift from me and am purchasing another one to give as a birthday present to the person who gave me mine. Can't think of a better way to say thank you than that! 13881



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Item was delivered on time and as promised. Sturdy product. My experience with etrailer has been great. Their customer service department is very helpful and makes every purchase pleasurable. 431776



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The 4ft extension is .100" thick and the "T" piece is .080". The extension slides into the "T" for easy storage. Hitch extensions in general probably should angle up from the hitch to the "T" for more clearance. Since I only need a 2ft. extension for hauling a kayak, I will shorten mine and drill two new holes for the hitch pin. Overall, it's a quality design. With a piece of plywood on it, the extension could double as a work table. 282652



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I haven't used it yet, but the Darby Extend-a-truck Hitch-Mounted Load Extender was super easy to attach, adjust, and remove from my truck. I expect to use it in the low position, but I like that it can be mounted to support a roof-top load, as well. I am a petite woman who needs to be able to manage a canoe by myself, and being able to carry my canoe in the truck bed instead of trying to wrangle it onto the roof will make all the difference for me. 400727


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Still happy as a clam. The carrier and the foam block are in great shape and living up to expectations. Easy to use, as well. Thanks for checking in with me!

TerryAE - 07/02/2018

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My problem was how to transport securely my 16' kayak in the 6.5' bed of my Toyota Tundra. Tne Darby "Extend-A-Truck" concept appealed to me and since the price was very reasonable, it was Made in USA and shipping paid, I bought one and it has proven to be "just what I needed". My kayak loads easily, is safe when mounted (I taped a 4' length of foam pipe insulation over the Extend-A-Truck" crosspiece to protect the hull) and is very secure in transit. I am very glad I bought this product. 159075



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Great tool for many jobs. Well made,very strong.I also use mine to haul my canoe. 16165



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The Darby Extend a Truck comes just as advertised and is perfect for my kayak and surfboards. The hitch mount is a little loose, but tying it down well is no problem. etrailer customer service is excellent and they ship fast. The same item can be found at a lower price however. 12433



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As anticipated, good price, good condition, on time. Thanks, looking forward to using it to tote the kayaks around. 235289


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Fast delivery, as described, worked as it should, didnt really suit our use, smaller vehicle, made a smaller version.

Andrew G - 01/11/2017

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Everything expected , lines up with Thule roof racks by about either 1" low or 1" higher this should be fine . I could re-drill but I don't think I will. 144273


Comments

This was a great solution to hauling my 13 sailboat instead of a trailer . This was a great solution to hauling my 12 sailboat instead of a trailer . Jeep was already in tow behind motor home .

captneil - 08/04/2015

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I’m giving this product a 4 Star rating. The reasons are this. Very wobbly in the hitch! Being a professional retired welder this piece is well made. I was looking at the kayak carrier kit 240.00, and decided to purchase parts separately , including extra foam pad(184.00) total for all. What you do not get are the tie down straps for kayak. You can purchase a lot of straps for 56.00 bucks. I intend to modify so I can easily adapt to my RV trailer hitch by pulling one hitch pin. Overall this is a really good product and I could not purchase material and build it any cheaper or better. 552139



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I received the load extender in the 3-day window promised (which I paid for) and it has the features that I think will work fine. The square tubing construction is substantial enough and fits my Class 3 trailer hitch nicely. I recently sold my 10 year old Jeep Grand Cherokee and replaced it with a smaller SUV with way better gas mileage and generally lower cost of ownership. But one big feature that I missed from the Jeep was the ability to slap small loads of lumber and sheet goods on the roof rack. My SUV's rack is too small. This extender effectively enlarges my carrying capacity and, while I have not yet used it due to a stretch of wet weather, I suspect it will only take a couple of minutes to mount and secure when needed. I think perhaps for the money a couple of tie-downs could have been included but overall this will do the job. 61661



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The extendatruck hitch is a helpful piece of equipment - solidly constructed and very easy to install. Note you do need to guy it down to the truck with ropes when using in the top-carrier position or it will rattle like crazy - I would not want to be traveling anywhere unless the unit's crossbars were tied. That said, I used it to carry a heavy fishing kayak for 250 miles over a pickup bed to cushion the ropes/tie-downs against the truck lest you end up with rub-marks on your vehicle. Works awesome in the lay-down mode. very quick to tie a kayak down and launch in prepped position. 50672



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Got this to use on a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK to carry a kayak. I wasn't sure if it would clear the 32" spare tire on the Willys model but it does. When not in use it stores away real easy also. 490888



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Delivery was fast and the product is as expected. This is great for my short bed truck with a hard cover. I carry a large tool box in the bed and other materials; I can use this to pick up lumber without have to empty the bed. For really long pieces, I can use it in conjunction with the roof luggage carrier. I can use bed high or hard cover high. Excellent product. 242634



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Picked up my new 14' canoe in my short bed Ford 2002 F150 pick up using your newly purchased hitch attachment. Couldn't have worked better/easier/or faster. Canoe didn't budge and rode absolutely quiet. No rattling or bouncing. Happy I found your web site. 147865


Comments

2-words. Love it!!! Use it often and perfectly fits the purpose.

Paul G - 08/24/2015

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I use the Darby Extend-A-Truck hitch for hauling 2 kayaks. It works exactly as I wanted it to. I did shorten the square tube several inches and drilled new hole for the latch pin. 559628



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I had originally purchased the cargo carrier to haul my two 12.5 ft kayaks, which it does very well. However, I find myself using the carrier far more often for home and garden projects. Its ideal for hauling long lumber with short bed pickup trucks. Awesome product. 305124



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So, having “not” used it as yet I can only it is a good product. I did buy it after-all 573447



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Works great I have an oversized two person kayak that I can now easily transport without a trailer. With my Toyota Tundra short bed and my Toyota 4Runner. 611065



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Shipping was lot faster then anticipated, they made that big box online site look like amateurs. Thank you 607923



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Product does not fit tightly in receiver otherwise works great 598169


Comments

There are various anti-rattle devices like # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
$29.92
that will prevent a hitch mounted accessory from moving around in the receiver.

-- Mike L - 01/17/2019

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Fits very loose in hitch not very sturdy but worked ok 596629



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I purchased this hitch extender for hauling 13 foot Kayaks in my GMC Sierra bed. It has worked out as well as I had imagined it would. What I didn't expect is how often I would use it for other hauls, 9 foot long sheet rock, 12' long finish lumber and moulding etc. Stuff that i would normally have put on my lumber rack is way easier to manage for one person using the extender and truck bed. This was a great value for the money. I like the tied down points and the fact that I can slide the t-bar over the extender bar and have it fit under the rear seat of my extended cab. 596414



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I use this receiver hitch rack on my 2011 Toyota RAV4. It fits perfectly, even with the external spare tire. The rack is ideal for carrying a canoe or lumber on the car since it spreads the distance between the front luggage rack on the car and the rear rack, which is the receiver hitch mounted rack. The distance between the front and rear luggage racks on the car is just 3'. Having this rack in place makes the distance 7', which is perfect for most applications. Having the T-bar on the back makes loading a 70-pound canoe by myself simple. I went ahead and purchased the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch along with this rack. With the Quiet Hitch installed and with the securing straps attached, there is very little rack movement. I only wish there wasn't so much wobble without those items, but every rack is like that. The benefit of the Quiet Hitch, by the way, is that it also virtually locks your rack onto the car. I had no problem with bottoming out on a road full of potholes. I'd buy this rack again, and doing business with etrailer is painless. 588058



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I have a short bed so I bought this so I could haul my solo Canoe wherever I needed to. Perfect. Well worth the money. 584019



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I love this load extender. I've used it a number of times to haul longer material and the results have been excellent. A few months ago, I picked up some longer material from a lumber mill, and the owner aw it while we were loading and wanted to know where he could get one. I gave him ETrailer's email address and told him to check it out. I highly recommend this extender 558637



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I use this hitch extension to haul my 14 ft canoe in my 5 1/2 ft truck bed. It works great and easy to use. 554705



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All Good 551911



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The truck extender works great. We use it to haul our 19’ canoe all the time. 550033



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Delivery box was kinda beat up, but figure that it wouldn't be bent. Nice weight and easy to install. Only issue is it is wobbly in the hitch. Will use soon to return 16' moulding and my 13.9' kayak. 549934


Comments

Because of differences in the manufacturing tolerances between the outside dimension of the portion of the load extender that slides into the receiver tube and the inside dimension of the receiver tube, some movement of the hitch accessory is unavoidable. If the movement concerns you, various anti-rattle devices are available to stiffen up that connection. The Roadmaster Quiet Hitch, part # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
$29.92
works well and is highly rated by our customers.

-- Mike L - 08/05/2018

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Just what I wanted to haul a kayak on my Tacoma Pre-Runner. It is multi-functional in hauling ladders and lumber also. I have found many uses for this hitch. Thanks for a great product. Allen 548925



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Durable and easy to install 538775



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Works great , easy to adjust 530211



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Products shipped very quickly. I ordered on line after viewing how to video and they were very informative. Used for the first time on July 4th carrying two 12 foot kayaks on a short bed Nissan Frontier and no issues at all and very easy to use. 530075



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Great customer service & delivery. Immediately after I ordered the rack, they called me to let me know they could deliver early! This order was placed after I had to cancel an order from another online merchant b/c I never received any communication from them other than the fact that they took my money. Customer service goes a long way! Product is very easy to set up & use as well. Very happy with my order. 527509



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Have used this rack/extension to transport oc1 from northern cal to south cal with not a single negative issue whatsoever. Would not have had the same security confidence just on a regular roof rack. I rate it A+. Suggest using a bolt tensioning lock. SD 525165



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The extender rack is extremely solid and provides so much better load support than other racks that I have seen. I have used as bed extension support for transporting kayaks and as roof rack support for transporting canoe. Extremely solid and well built. Height adjustments are perfect. 517267



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Easy to use website and very fast service. Items ordered arrived on time and well packed. Assembling a RV kayak rack from hitch parts. Easy. 511600


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  • Does The Darby Extend-A-Truck Load Extender Have an Adjustable Cross Bar
  • The Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed, item # DTA944, does not have an adjustable cross bar. The pictures you see with the canoe mounted are taken at an angle so the cross bar looks shorter in the picture. The cross bar is height adjustable.
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  • Parts Needed for Transporting 2 14-Foot Kayaks on 2010 Toyota Tacoma with Factory Roof Rack
  • We can get you set for hauling your two 14-foot kayaks on your Tacoma. A hitch-mounted load support system like the Darby # DTA944 is the way to go. Since you already have a roof rack on the truck's cab you'll simply insert the extender into a 2-inch hitch, either a rear-mounted hitch or a front-mounted one like # 31313. If you need tie-down straps to secure the kayaks you might consider 4-piece ratcheting strap set # EM31352 from Erickson. You can also add two of the Darby Foam...
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  • Load Rating of Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender DTA944
  • Yes, this Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, part # DTA944, has a 350-lb load capacity. It mounts to an existing 2-inch trailer hitch receiver. To secure the Load Extender to your hitch, you will need Pin and Clip, part # PC3, if you do not already have one.
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  • Compatible Kayak Carrier or Ladder Rack to Fit a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with a Tonneau Cover
  • For your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 5-1/2 bed, the BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass, # BAK72120, would be a great choice for a tonneau cover if your are worried with the climate conditions of where you live. The aluminum and fiberglass construction of the tonneau will resist the corrosion that can come from living in coastal areas. However, although the tonneau cover is designed to be installed inside the bed rails, on top of the bed rail ladder...
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