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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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Lowest Prices for the best truck bed extender from Darby. Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed part number DTA944 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Darby Truck Bed Extender

  • Darby
  • Hitch Load Extender
  • 48 Inch Width
  • Folds For Storage
  • Steel


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

Item # 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   (374 Customer Reviews)


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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.


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Weve moved from hurricane targeted Florida to North Carolina. Looking forward to using the kayaks up here in rivers and lakes. The Darby Extend-A-Truck hitch up here as well. Very sturdy and will last forever.
John p - 08/30/2019



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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Works great, though I wish the metal tubing was a little thicker and the ends inserted a little further inside the hitch receiver. This product is a must if you have a short bed truck and have any intention of carrying lumber or anything else longer than 8 feet. I was able to carry 12 foot 6x6s home without any issue.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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Worked well for bringing home 168 feet of baseboard and trim wood. Used it with the Darby Turbo-Rack on the cab, and also used a folding ladder to provide extra support for the very flexible trim.



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The bed extender has been working great with our short bed pickup for hauling our 13 foot raft. It is a much quicker/easier solution than using a trailer.


Comments
Still an awesome accessory for the short bed pickup when hauling anything long, like 12 roof panels.
Kevin M - 09/10/2020


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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.


Comments
Unfortunately I have only used my carrier one time! It worked great and I was most satisfied. We have not used it since because of Hurricane Florence! Home was flooded and we are still in the process of putting our home back in order!
David - 08/10/2019



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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


Comments
After a year I dont use it as often we bought a longer utility trailer but when Im just picking up small amounts of longer material, its quicker than hooking up a trailer and easy to use. It stows away easily in my shop when Im not using it. Still love the product.
Steve S - 08/27/2019



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Amazing website - one of the best that I have ever used. Very focused on your market. I enjoyed checking it out and could relate very well to your products.



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The extension was just as I described. It is well built and heavy duty. The service by the etrailer staff was phenomenal and the time between between placing the order and receiving it was only a few days 2which was quicker than I expected.



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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.



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Easy to install, very useful. Used it for an in hitch bed extender for my yak.



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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.



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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.


Comments
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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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.



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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.


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
$35.31
works well and is highly rated by our customers.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 08/05/2018

Comments
Great, easy load and unload my kayak. Bought a stabilizer bracket that stops the wiggle.
Sue - 08/05/2019



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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.


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2-words. Love it!!! Use it often and perfectly fits the purpose.
Paul G - 08/24/2015



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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.


Comments
Still working out great. No complaints.
Steve S - 04/02/2015



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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.


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 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.


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Ask the Experts about this Darby Truck Bed Extender

  • Carrying Kayaks With 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 2 door Soft Top
    I can help you find a kayak carrier with load assist for your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler. The Darby Extend-A-Truck part # DTA944 comes as a quantity of 1 but 2 can be purchased, one for a front hitch receiver and one for a rear hitch receiver like the photo you mentioned. The first Darby extender would pin into a front mount receiver on the front of the Jeep and the second Darby extender would pin into the rear hitch receiver. You could then put your kayak on top of the extenders and tie...
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  • Hitch Extender With Load bar Wider Than 49 Inches
    For a load extender with a bar wide enough to carry and haul 49" wide MDF you could use the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601, which has a support bar that is 52" wide. It extends 4' from your hitch and has a weight capacity of 400 lbs. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at.
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  • Dimensions of the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender -
    The Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, item # DTA944, is made of 2 inch and 2-1/4 inch square tube steel that is 1/8 inch thick and has a load limit of 350 pounds. The overall width of the cross bar is 49 inches with 48 inches between the tie down loops. The shipping box the extender comes in measures 52-1/2 inches by 14-1/2 inches by 3 inches thick. The design of the extender allows it to be stored flat behind the seat of a pickup. There are numerous other measurements...
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  • Hitch Mounted Upright and Paddleboard Carrier Recommendation for a 2003 Chevy Tahoe
    The Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944 that you referenced can basically fit any vehicle with a 2 inch hitch like your 2003 Chevy Tahoe. Due to the crossbar design of the rack you would basically just be able to strap the boards to the bar since it doesn't use a standard crossbar. A better option would be the Thule Goalpost part # TH997 which uses a standard square crossbar that would allow a roof carrier to fit. The Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier...
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  • What Parts are Included with Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender
    There are two main pieces, the L shaped piece and the T shaped piece. Both ends of the L fit into the T so that the cross bar can be positioned behind the truck or up higher level with the cab. The pins that hold the Extend-a-Truck are included, as well as a red flag to hang from the cross bar to alert drivers behind you.
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  • Compatibility of 2 Kayaks on Factory Roof Rack of 2013 Chevy Avalanche with Darby Load Extender
    The Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed # DTA944 will allow you to carry your kayaks on your factory roof rack with the support you need at the back of your truck. The Load Extender has a load bar that is 48 inches wide and is adjustable in height from 53-3/8 inches to 60-3/8 inches tall from the bottom of the shank to the top of the crossbar. For each of your kayaks, I recommend the Darby Foam Kayak Block for Extend-a-Rack # DTA924. Each are 18 inches...
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  • Weight Capacity of the Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944
    If the steel tubes weigh 140 lbs all together then I would at least try to seperate them on the driver and passenger sides of the roof rack on your 2017 Honda CR-V. The best option for weight displacement would be to put them evenly across the width of your roof rack but that can be a little difficult. Should the steel tubes weigh 140 lbs each then you will not be able to carry them on the roof rack of your CR-V as that is 560 lbs. The Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944 will ultimately handle...
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  • What Is The Weight Capacity For Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender
    The Darby Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # DTA944, is designed with a 350 lb load capacity. This will fit trailer hitches with a 2 inch receiver, and extends for use with roof rack or truck bed loads. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out.
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  • Best Way to Carry 9ft. Long Whitewater Kayaks Utilizing the Hitch on an RV
    I want to lead this answer by saying, most racks aren't rated for use on RVs/Motorhomes because of the additional stress that is put on them with the extra movement that occurs on the backs of these vehicles- it's much different when attached to a passenger vehicle. There are kayak carriers that mount on your hitch, but they will only work with pickup trucks since they're typically only meant to hold one end of the kayak; the Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support...
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  • Using Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944 Load Extender to Carry Canoe on 2013 Chevy Silverado
    The Darby # DTA944 Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender and the # DTA968 Turbo-Rack would be a good choice for you for transporting your canoe. Canoes typically weigh less than 100 lbs, and the roof portion of the truck would only be bearing 1/2 the weight of the canoe. Your roof should handle it with no problem whatsoever. I'd also recommend a canoe carrier kit, like part # MPG156. The kit contains foam blocks that will fit around the crossbars to protect the canoe from damage....
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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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  • 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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  • Truck Bed Extender Recommendation to Carry Kayak or Ladder in Truck Bed
    If you have a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver on your truck, then you may be interested in the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, # DTA944. This is the only product that we carry that will extend past your tail gate to carry items such as ladders or a kayak. You may also be interested in the Darby Foam Kayak Block, # DTA924. This will protect the hull of your kayak from the metal crossbar. Our other truck bed extenders will extend your truck bed to the length of your...
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  • Will the Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944 Fit on a 2014 Ford F-150 While Towing a Trailer
    It is possible to tow your camper and use the Darby Extend-A-Truck Load Extender, # DTA944, at the same time, however, you will only be able to use the Darby Extend-A-Truck in the upright position (see photo). To use the Extend-A-Truck and tow your trailer, you will want a dual purpose ball mount like part # D210. You can use the upper receiver for the Darby Extend-A-Truck and the lower ball mount for your trailer. If you would like a hitch ball as well, you can use the Tow Ready...
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  • Availability of Hitch Cargo Carrier-Mounted Kayak Carrier for 4 Kayaks
    We do offer hitch-mounted cargo baskets and enclosed carriers. We also have hitch-mount load supports that can be used to transport a kayak or canoe in conjunction with a roof rack. Such an item is the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944. For reference I have linked you to our main page for hitch cargo carriers. You can use the filters in the left-hand margin to narrow the results based on your hitch size. I do not know of any kayak rack intended to mount to a cargo...
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  • How to Carry a Bike Rack Between a Motorhome and Towed Vehicle
    The Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944 that you referenced is actually used to help carry a kayak or something of the sort that is too long for a pickup bed or a roof rack. It doesn't have a receiver on the far end so you wouldn't be able to use it for a bike rack. To carry a bike rack between your motorhome and towed vehicle you will need to use a dual hitch receiver like the Roadmaster # RM-077-4 that you referenced. This is the best option for carrying a bike...
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  • Recommendations To Be Able To Carry 2 Kayaks On Hyundai Accent
    All of the hitches we offer for a Hyundai Accent are Class l hitches. The Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier, part # DTA944 is designed to fit a 2 inch receiver opening. If you use a hitch adapter to make the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your Accent able to accept 2 inch shanks it reduces the load carrying capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. I do not recommend using a system like this but may have an option that will work for you. Using this adapter would more than likely place the rear...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Rack With Single Bar Roof Rack To Carry Kayak On Pickup Truck
    Normally, using a system like the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier, part # DTA944-968-924 is used with the rear hitch on a truck. Since you are planning on using this system on the front of your truck, I highly recommend making sure you have it secured in place with the tie-downs to the rack and also with bow and stern tie-downs. This system includes a universal fit crossbar that will be on the roof of your truck. It has a strap that is run through the cab of the truck. It also includes...
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  • Recommended Method to Carry 2 Kayaks on 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    If your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a 2-inch front OR rear hitch that is available to use for your kayaks then I can recommend more cost-effective option, a load support bar like the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944. This fits a 2-inch hitch and allows for vertical adjustment to match your cab height. With this in place you can then use either a roof rack and rack-mount kayak carrier on the roof of the cab, or for the most cost-effective option a foam block...
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  • Recommended Heavy-Duty Canoe Carrying System for 2013 Toyota Tacoma
    If you have a 2-inch rear hitch on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma one particularly handy option we can offer is the Darby Extend-A-Truck Carrier system, part # DTA944-968-924, which works for both kayaks and canoes. This system consists of a hitch-mounted load support bar and a single roof rack bar for the truck cab that has an 18-inch foam block to cushion your canoe. Extra foam blocks are available if needed for wider boats, part # DTA924. The linked video shows this system, which splits...
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  • Compatibility of Darby Load Extender DTA944 with 2-Inch Hitch on 2016 Nissan Frontier
    Both of the Darby hitch-mounted load extenders we carry, parts # DTA944 and # DTA944-968-924, will fit a 2-inch hitch receiver like those offered for your 2016 Frontier. All such hitches are shown on the linked page. The difference between the two kits noted above is that part # DTA944-968-924 includes both the load extender and a single bar roof rack, making it a complete cargo system that is ideal for transporting items like kayaks and canoes. The linked video illustrates.
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  • Using Hitch Extender with Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Bar to Clear Spare Tire on Jeep
    If 6 inches would be enough extension, you could go with the Brophy 6 inch hitch extender, part # HES6. Unless you Jeep has huge swamper tires on it, 6 inches of extension should be plenty. However, keep in mind that using the extender will lower your hitch tongue weight capacity by half. If your hitch has a 350 tongue weight capacity, using the extender would lower that to 175. If you're using the Darby extender to carry something like a ladder or a canoe, half the weight of the load...
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  • Does Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944 Come with Needed Hitch Pins
    Yes, the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender # DTA944 comes with the hitch pins needed. One for securing it to the hitch on the vehicle and the other for adjusting the height of the horizontal bar.
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  • Recommended Load Extender for Kayak in Bed of 2017 Ford F-250
    For your kayak to be carried at bed level in your 2017 Ford F250, I recommend using the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender - Roof or Truck Bed # DTA944. I've attached a video to assist with this application along with the Darby Foam Kayak Block for Extend-a-Rack # DTA924. I also recommend using a hitch lock like # e98880 which can be keyed alike to secure this rack and Swagman Cam Buckle Cinch Straps - 1" x 10' - Qty 2 # S65137 which have the rubber cover guard to protect...
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  • Trailer Hitch Load Extender Recommendation for Clearing Rear Spare of 2015 Jeep Wrangler
    You would have to measure to be sure but it seems like the answer would be no. The Darby # DTA944 has a distance of 9-1/2 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the upright portion of the rack. Most likely you Jeep would require around 13 inches there. The Erickson part # EM07600-07601 has a distance of 2 feet from the hitch to the upright so it would clear easily.
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  • Availability of Upright Hitch Mounted Crossbar Setup Taller than 70 inches
    The Yakima DryDock part # Y02449 is height adjustable from 56-72 inches tall so it would be your best option. Aside from this one the rest do not go above 70 inches height. You will also need a crossbar like part # Y8810023 for a 58 inch bar. I attached a review video for this setup for you to check out as well.
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  • Weight Capacity Rating for Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944 and is it Certified by Anyone
    The Darby Extend-A-Truck # DTA944 is rated for 350 pounds maximum as tested and rated by the manufacturer. There isn't a specific governing body for hitch mounted accessories like there are with actual trailer hitches. The manufacturer does the testing and rates the product accordingly.
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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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  • Does the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, # DTA944 Come With Straps
    The Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, # DTA944, does not comes with the straps you see in the pictures. It does come with a little red flag, though. If you look at some of the pictures of just the extender, you will see two loops, one on each end, of the T part of the extender. You could run safety cables, rope, or hooks through these to help secure the cargo. The other straps are attached in the adjustments holes for the cross bar. You could also wrap a strap around each...
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  • How to Use Darby DTA944 Load Extender and Bike Rack Simultaneously
    The only way you'd be able to utilize both the bike rack and the Darby # DTA944 Load Extender would be to use a dual hitch receiver like # MT70070. When installed in a dual hitch receiver, the Darby Load extender shank is 9 inches long, so you'd need to find a bike rack with a shank length longer than that in order for it to clear the upright of the Load Extender. We do offer one 3 bike rack with a shank long enough that you'd be able to install it in the dual hitch receiver. I'd...
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