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  • Hitch Extender for 2017 Ford F-350 With 3 Inch Factory Hitch
  • There is one extender that will work with the 3 inch factory hitch on your 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty, the TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension, and it comes in three different lengths: 36" Long # TLE1636, 42" Long # TLE1642 and 48" Long # TLE1648. The shorter 36 inch extension, which is likely what you can use since you mentioned the camper will only hang over 16 inches to 18 inches, has a towing capacity of 3,600 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 360 lbs, though that rating is increased...
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  • Recommendation to Add 36" Extension for Towing 7,500 Pound Boat Trailer with 2017 Ford F-250
  • The longest hitch extension we have available for the factory 2-1/2" hitch receiver on your 2017 Ford F-250 is the Reese Extension # RP45292, which provides up to a 34" long extension but doesn't feature the necessary towing weight capacity to safely pull your trailer. Any shorter extender that you might be able to pair with a longer ball mount to get close to the total extension needed isn't going to have enough weight capacity, either. This means your only real option to create this...
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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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  • Looking for a Hitch Extension for my Ram 3500 with In Bed Camper
  • It looks like you're trying to get a good sized hitch extender for your 2018 Ram 3500. The Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 41" - 48" Long part # RP45018 is designed to fit any 2.5" x 2.5" hitch it then reduces the opening at the end to 2" x 2" for use with many different accessories. While I did not see any specific information regarding an exact figure you are going to loose hitch capacity when you bring the extension out that far without somehow adding some additional...
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  • Availability of 3 Receiver to 2 Weight Distribution Shank Adapter with Anti-Rattle
  • Since you want to avoid an adapter that uses 2 sleeves to get you from your 3" receiver down to the 2" shank size of your weight distribution (WD) system you can potentially use either the 12K Reese Titan # 38735 or the 12K Buyers Products # 337RTA302. The Reese Titan is not compatible with Ford OEM 3" receivers though so if that's what you have then you can't go with this product. It's only designed to work with the Reese Super Titan hitches. One thing to note is that neither of these...
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Yakima EXO Swing Away Rack
  • I got some information from Yakima and included a diagram of the EXO SwingBase # Y34VR, which is the base part for the EXO SwingBase 2 Tier # Y82VR. Though the measurement from the pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier is not included in said diagrams, the person I spoke with at Yakima said it is 5 1/2 inches.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extension For A 3 Hitch On A 2021 Ford F-250
  • The 3" hitches Ford is using are throwing everyone for a bit of a loop. With that being said, I do have a couple options for you to check out. First will be the TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch # TLE1636. This will measure 32 inches long, so it is longer than you need, but it is also rated up to 3,600 pounds towing and 360 pounds of tongue weight. This jumps up to 7,200 pounds towing and 720 pounds of tongue weight when a weight distribution system is...
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  • Can I Flip the Saris Swing Away Hitch Upside Down?
  • It is not recommend to mount the Saris Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks item # SAR36VR upside down so that it swings to the drivers side. The weight from the bike and rack when not extended is sitting on top of the receiver mount. If you were to flip this around that weight would be hanging down and supported only by the locking mechanism. This would be putting unnecessary stress on a part not designed for that purpose and it could potentially fail. I recommend the Kuat Item...
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  • How to Pick Out Correct Rise/Drop High Low Adapter for Flat Towing Vehicle
  • If you check out the picture I attached you can see that when picking out a high low adapter for a flat towing setup you need to have the tow bar sit within 3 inches of level to be "safe." Otherwise suspension and tire damage might occur. First thing you need to do is measure from the ground to the top of your hitch opening on your tow vehicle and then measure from the ground to the center of your base plate kit on your towed vehicle. The difference in these two figures is the amount...
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  • TorkLift 48" Extension For A 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali With 2-1/2" Factory Receiver
  • To use a TorkLift 48" hitch extender you will have to change out your receiver on your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali. The TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension # TLE1648 will only fit the 3" receiver that comes on the Ford Super Duty trucks. To find the right TorkLift receiver that will allow you to use a 48" TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1548 you need to determine what bed length you have as well as what the maximum weight is that you would use the receiver to tow. 6-1/2'...
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  • High-Low Adapter Needed for Flat Towing a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
  • Since you can use different brand high-low adapters with any tow bar we actually have flat towing high-low adapters that will work for your situation. Unfortunately none of our dual adapters have the weight capacity to accomplish this. Attached is a link to our selection of high-low adapters that you can filter through. These range from a 2" rise/drop # RM-072-2 all the way to a 10-1/4" rise/drop # RM-048-10. If you're looking for an option with about a 7" drop like what the Malone #...
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  • Can Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier be Used with Saris Pivot Hitch Adapter
  • Yes you could use the Saris Swing Away Hitch Adapter part # SAR36VR with the etrailer hitch mounted spare carrier part # e98ZR.
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  • Availability of Swingaway Kit for Yakima EXO and Does Light Kit Fit
  • For the Yakima EXO kits they offer a swing base with the part # Y34VR that will allow you to swing the rack away from the rear of the vehicle to access the rear door. Since the light kit part # Y74VR attaches to the rear of the rack it would swing away with rack and would work perfectly fine.
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  • Which Roadmaster Dual Hitch Adapter For Carrying Bike Rack While Flat Towing
  • Since the receiver height and the base plate height of the vehicle is the same, you won't need to worry about keeping the tow bar level. If your bike rack has an angled shank with a couple inches of rise to it, you could use the # RM-077-6. If the bike rack has a straight shank, you'll want a dual-hitch adapter with a larger rise such as # RM-077-8 for an 8-inch or # RM-077-10 for a 10-inch rise to move the bike rack up and out of the way. The adapters have a tongue weight capacity...
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  • Recommended 34 Inch Hitch Extender For Truck with In-Bed Camper and Towing Trailer
  • The Hitch Box Extension and Reducer for Titan 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 24" - 34" Long # RP45292 or the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long # C45048 will work for your truck and trailer as you described it, but I recommend the Reese because of its higher rating. The measurements are from hitch pin hole center to hitch pin hole center. We measure this way because the hitch receiver can have different dimensions from the hitch pin hole to the end...
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  • Is It Safe To Pull My 6,000lb Travel Trailer With A Trailer Hitch Reducer?
  • If you are using a reducer sleeve such as Curt Reducer Sleeve 2-1/2" to 2" # C45405 or Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch # BX88187, then you will not have an issue as this style does not typically reduce the towing capacity and you will simply go by the towing capacity of your vehicle and hitch. However, you will want to look up that exact model/brand reducer or provide us with the information to make sure that there is no reduction in towing capacity. If you...
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  • Read Door with Ladder Clearances when using Swing Away Adapters
  • The Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 extends 22-3/4 inches to the side from inside edge to inside edge. A rough estimate of the length of the rear doors of your 2020 Winnebago Revel and the distance they swing out is 40" not including the ladder. If your hitch is centered on your 2019 Sprinter chassis, then you would only be able to swing your door with the ladder out 19-3/4" when using the cargo carrier, and 21-1/4" when using a bike rack like Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY84FR. The clearance...
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  • Adapter to Fit 3 inch Hitch of 2017 Ford F-350 and Provide 2 inch Hitch
  • The correct adapter for the 3 inch hitch on your 2017 Ford F-350 down to a 2 inch hitch is the Buyers Products adapter part # 337RTA302 as it has the correct diameter for the hitch pin of 5/8 inch. Everything else we offer does not match this size.
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  • How to Get More than 16 inches of Hitch Extension from 2019 Ford F-350 and Tow 7,000 lb Trailer
  • The only way to get that much extension and still have capacity for a 7,000 lb trailer is to first install a Torklift SuperHitch on your 2019 Ford F-350 as the factory hitch option is not going to work. So for that you'd want the part # TLF1008-30. With that installed you could then use the 21 inch hitch extender part # TLE1521 which would give you the capacity and extension you are wanting. This really is only option for what you are looking to do that is both safe and is overall a clean...
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  • Yakima BackSwing vs. Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender For Bike Rack
  • Those are two good choices, but between the Kuat and Yakima swing away extenders, I definitely recommend going with the option from Yakima, which is the following part number: - Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y02483 There are a couple reasons I like the BackSwing # Y02483 over the Pivot # PVP20B, starting with the fact that it will be easier to get to your hitch and mount, simply due to the fact it weighs 11 lbs less (35 lbs compared to 46 lbs). These can be awkward...
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  • Can Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter be Used for Towing and a Bike Rack
  • You are on the right track of thinking, but the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter # RM-077-8 actually isn't rated for towing a trailer so we need to look at a slightly different with the Gen-Y Hitches. For your application you could probably use part # 325-GH-303 or # 325-GH-304 as these are somewhat similar to the Roadmaster that you were previously looking at and they are definitely rated for towing and utilizing your bike rack. When it comes to the correct height of your ball...
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  • Availability of 2" Hitch Extender Shorter Than 7"
  • The Brophy 7" Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers # HE06 is the shortest hitch extender that's available. Please note that the overall weight capacity of your trailer hitch will be reduced by 50% and this will increase the amount of play you see from the accessory you plan on installing in this extender. I recommend using a combination of the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp # 325-GH-033 and the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63232 to help secure the extender to your trailer hitch...
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  • Does Using a High-Low Adapter With 8 Inch Drop In a Flat-Tow Setup Reduce Weight Ratings
  • In order to obtain an 8" drop with a flat-tow setup we have two options for this, the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter part # BX88131 and the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter part # RM-048-8. As mentioned, these will both limit gross trailer weight and tongue weight ratings of the trailer hitch to 5,000 lbs and 10,000 lbs of gross trailer weight respectively. In regards to tongue weight, I am not sure where you are getting your figures from but there is little to no tongue weight in a flat-tow setup...
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  • Comparing the RockyMounts Hitch Extenders RKY10011 and RKY10008
  • There are a few differences between the RockyMounts Hitch Extender part # RKY10011 (LS) and part # RKY10008. The first is that the LS model has a premium lock core body which more durable. It also has a better anti-rattle design so there will be a further reduction in movement.
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  • Kuat Swing-Away Hitch Adapter
  • Yes, a swing away adapter is a great idea. For a swing away hitch adapter, I recommend the Kuat Pivot 2 # PVP20B which has a weight capacity of 250 lbs. The 250 lb limit is enough to carry two 62 lb bikes and the 80 lb Hollywood Racks bike carrier. We do have license plate relocation kits available, such as # 32-0055. However, I think attaching your license plate to the swing away adapter would cause your license plate to be obstructed from view, especially when using the bike rack...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device for 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch Receiver Adapter Carrying Bike Rack
  • Because using an adapter like the # C45770 adds another piece to the connection between the hitch receiver tube and the hitch mounted accessory (bike rack in this instance), you will tend to get some more movement than you normally would. If you were to use a Roadmaster Quiet Hitch, part # RM-061 where the adapter connects to the receiver hitch, it would prevent movement there. If your bike rack already has an anti-rattle threaded hitch pin, you won't need to do anything about the connection...
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  • Which Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender for Exhaust on Passenger Side
  • That's a really interesting question, and while the Kuat Pivot does add a good bit of extension - measuring over 5 inches from the hitch pin hole to the back of the swing arm - since you have the option of using an extender that swings to either side, to completely avoid the passenger's side exhaust I recommend the Driver's Side Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks # PVD20B. There likely wouldn't be an issue using the passenger's side swing away due to the extension...
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  • Swing Away For Carrying 2 Lectric E-Bikes With Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Rack
  • The Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y02483 will allow you to carry the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY84FR on the back of your 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 3500 Class B RV. The BackSwing is capable of supporting up to 250lbs of rack and bike weight. The Sport Rider is only 63lbs with your two 64lb bikes you are well below the capacity at only 191lbs You will need the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531 to properly secure your Lectric E bike on the Sport Rider...
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  • Compatibility of Trailer Hitch Reducer Sleeve or 2-1/2 Inch WD Shank For New Truck Compatibility
  • A reducer like the Reese Titan Reducer Sleeve 2-1/2" to 2" # 58102 or the Curt # C45405 will work with your current shank without any loss of capacity. Because there is another moving part, it may give you slightly more noise than using a 2-1/2 inch shank like # C17131 which will give you the 2 inch drop you referenced. If it were me, I'd use the Curt reducer sleeve.
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  • What Swing Away Hitch Adapter Do You Recommend for the Shortest Shank Length?
  • If you are trying to get the swing away adapter that is closest to the vehicle's bumper, here are the measurements to the closest part of the rack from the shank receiver pinhole: Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks # PVP20B: 5-3/16 inches Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks # Y02483: 8-1/2 inches Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender: 5 inches With these measurements, the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender will have the shortest shank...
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  • Taller Weight Distribution Shanks w/ 9 Hole and 11 Hole Adjustments
  • It sounds like what you are saying is that when you upgraded to the bigger 2019 Ram 2500 that your receiver was too high on the taller truck and now when you connect to your 2018 Keystone Cougar Trailer the coupler is too low. It sounds like you need a taller shank for your Blue Ox Weight distribution system. I have a couple options for you depending on how low you need to go. The Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches item # BLU86FR has an 11 hole adjustment. The Blue...
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  • Carrying A Golf Cart In My Truck Bed With The Tailgate Down With A Weight Distribution Hitch
  • I do have a solution for you. My recommendation is to use the Reese Titan Reducer Sleeve 2-1/2" to 2", part # 58102, in combination with the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW, part # EQ90-02-4600. The maximum tongue weight of this weight distribution shank is 1,400 lbs. Weight distribution shanks are usually 12". This Equal-i-zer has a shank length of 18". Once you add the golf cart to your truck bed, the weight that is behind the rear axle...
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  • 2" Bike Rack Hitch Extender With Anti-Rattle Lock For A Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack
  • I recommend the Brophy Hitch Extender # HE06 with a Stainless Steel Locking, Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin # SR25219 for your 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. The Yakima StraightShot # Y69VR does not offer a locking pin that is threaded to match, and the Curt Extender # C45791 uses a solid shank meaning you would have to use a separate lock and anti-rattle mechanism. These will allow you to secure the hitch into the receiver on your Hyundai, so that your Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack # TH9025XT...
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  • Does the Yakima EXO SwingBase Swing Away Hitch Extender Reduce Tongue Weight Capacity?
  • The Yakima EXO SwingBase Swing Away Hitch Extender item # Y34VR you were looking at does not reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50%. The only reduction it would cause to your 350 lbs capacity would be the 65 lbs weight of the EXO SwingBase itself. If you are looking for accessories the Yakima GearWarrior Cargo Carrier for Modular EXO System item # Y37VR is 60" Long x 23" Wide and can hold up to 250 lbs of cargo. The Yakima DoubleUp 2 Bike Rack for Modular EXO System item # Y24VR...
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Extender
  • To reduce the rattle on a 2" trailer hitch extender like the Brophy Hitch Extender # HE06, the best option is a clamp, the Brophy Stabilizer Clamp and U-Bolt for 2" Hitch Receiver # RSCP. This stabilizer is simple to use, clamping onto your hitch and helping minimize any rattle. I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well of the Brophy Stabilizer Clamp and U-Bolt for 2" Hitch Receiver # RSCP.
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  • How To Use 36 Trailer Hitch Extender In 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
  • I have a replacement trailer hitch receiver option for you, but the longest extension compatible with the factory 2" trailer hitch receiver on your 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 is the 19" extension # RHSE. To get a 36" extension you will need to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15809 which will fit directly underneath your factory hitch and give you a 2-1/2" receiver. With a 2-1/2" receiver you can use the Titan Hitch Box Extension...
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  • 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Hitch Adapter that Bike Rack with 3 inch Long Shank Fits
  • I have a solution for you, but the distance from the hitch pin hole of the Curt adapter part # C45785 to the back of the hitch opening is 2.55 inches so it would not be deep enough for your bike rack. Instead we have the Brophy hitch adapter part # HTAD which has a distance of 3-1/8 inches from the pin hole to back of the hitch opening so it would be your best option.
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  • How To Use 1-1/4" Yakima Dr. Tray Bike Rack with 2" Hitch
  • The adapter I recommend using to convert the 1-1/4" shank on the Yakima Dr. Tray for use with a 2" hitch is the Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver part # HT02. This is really the only way to use this rack with a 2" hitch. The above won't reduce weight capacity either since it does not extend the connection point away from the vehicle too far. Please note you will need a hitch pin to secure the reducer, I recommend the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches part # e98880.
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  • Opening the Rear Door with Bike Rack on 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The Thule Apex # TH9027XT has similar dimensions to the Yakima Full Swing # Y02465 and will come in contact with your spare tire if you try to swing the back trunk door open. I attached a picture where we tried this bike rack with a Jeep with a spare tire and it did not clear. The common issue with bike racks that sit far out enough to clear the spare tire is that they are still too high to clear the back door even when tilted or swung away. I have a possible solution for your but first...
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  • Can the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender Be Turned Upside-Down To Swing Both Ways
  • The Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks comes in two styles, part # PVD20B which opens towards the driver side and part # PVP20B which opens towards the passenger side. The reason they make two options is so you can have the bike rack swing away from traffic no matter which side of the road you drive on which is not the same for all countries. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend you just flip the swing away upside-down as Kuat does not recommend this. If it was possible,...
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  • 42" Trailer Hitch Receiver Extension For 2020 Ram 3500
  • The TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension # TLE1642 is designed to work with trucks that have a 3" factory cross bar style trailer hitch receiver. To my knowledge I have only ever seen those on the 2017 and newer Ford F-350's. I believe that your 2020 Ram 3500 has a 2-1/2" receiver from the factory. If that is the case you will need to replace your hitch with the TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLD1111-30. Then you will be able to use the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension...
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  • Can the Curt Hitch Extender for 2 Hitch Receivers Handle Up to 350 lbs
  • The Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers part # C45791 reduces the trailer hitch capacity by 50% or 350 lbs, whichever is lower. For example, if the trailer hitch had a 500 lb tongue weight rating the new weight capacity while using the extender would be 250 lbs. Therefore, the weight of the cargo carrier and all contents would need to be below the above formula. This will be the case for all hitch extenders but it will work with the Viking Solutions Tilt-N-Go II Hauler and Cargo...
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  • How To Carry Bikes and Use a Tow Bar On the Back Of An RV
  • In order to carry bikes on the back of an RV and still use a tow bar you'll need to look into a dual high, high-low adapter like the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter for Tow Bars part # RM-077-2. This adapter is also offered in a few other rises/drops like part # RM-077-4 and part # RM-077-6.
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  • Recommended Parts to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Traverse Behind a Motorhome
  • We can absolutely get you set up with all the parts you need in order to flat tow your 2020 Chevy Traverse. You will need base plates, a tow bar, wiring kit, and supplemental braking system, and the best parts that will fit are the following: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523200-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-422 - Safety Chains: Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables # RM-653 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster 4-Diode...
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  • What Hitch Extender/Adapter Do I Need for My Reese Winch?
  • I have a solution for you. The receiving end of the Hitch Extender for Brophy Hitch-Mounted Stairs # RHSE is only designed to fit Brophy Hitch Stairs # RHS2. Unfortunately, they will not be able to accommodate your Reese winch that is compatible with a 2-inch receiver. With that being said, if you need a hitch extender that will fit with your winch and allow for an additional accessory, I recommend the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 10" Long # RM-077-10. It is important...
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  • 36" Hitch Extension For Trailer Towing With a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
  • To use a 36" extension on your 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 you will need to replace your receiver for a TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver # TL74FR. This will allow you to use the 36" TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1536 to tow a trailer up to 6,500lbs with up to 650lbs of tongue weight. If you use a weight distribution hitch you will be able to tow a trailer up to 12,000lbs with up to 1,200lbs of tongue weight. The TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension # TLE1636...
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  • 14 inch Hitch Extender that Can be Used to Tow 4,500 lb Vehicle
  • We have a hitch extender that does have the capacity needed and is 14 inches long with the # ST12 but the Curt you referenced would not have the needed weight capacity as it is limited to towing up to 3,500 lbs. The # ST12 has a 7,000 lb towing capacity.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Towing/Hitch Accessories With Truck Bed Camper
  • Both the Curt # C45048 and the Reese # RP45292 hitch extensions would require using a 3 inch to 2-1/2 inch reducer sleeve # BWRHXA2183. This would work pretty well for towing but it would allow a hitch mounted accessory like a bike rack to bounce about quite a bit which would concern me. The bouncing force would increase the leverage applied to the extender and the hitch installed on the truck, so I'm not thrilled with either of those two solutions. I'd prefer so see you use an extender...
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  • Can an Adapter be Used on a Tow Bar with a 2-1/2" Shank for a 2" Hitch Receiver
  • We have solutions for you, but first: there are no adapters for this application. A tow bar made for 2-1/2" receivers does no allow reduction like 2" to 1-1/4" accessories do. Your only two options are to replace your factory hitch with a higher rated aftermarket one. For your 2017 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis, the Curt Class V, part # C15845, has a 2-1/2" receiver and the added benefit of having the highest towing capacity of any hitch for this vehicle. Alternatively, you can downgrade...
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  • Hitch Extender and Adapter for Class I, 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • There is a single option to use a hitch adapter and extender that will work with the Class I, 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers, the Curt # C11132 and Draw-Tite # 24759 that fit your 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser, although the MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch # MT70032 is not compatible. The MaxxTow only fits, was designed, and was tested to be used with a Class II, 1-1/4" trailer hitch. The only 1-1/4" to 2" hitch adapter which will fit and work with a...
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  • How To Lower Bike Rack 6 Inches and Maintain Stability
  • In order to raise/lower the connection point of a bike rack you can use a high-low adapter. The Blue Ox Towbar Drop or Rise Receiver part # BX88130 is a good option for a 6" rise/drop since it has a 600 lb tongue weight rating. That said, adding an adapter is going to increase play/wobble there is no way around this. However, you can minimize this with a stability device, the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II part # BX88224 is what I recommend.
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  • Correct 3" to 2" Hitch Reducer for Ford OEM 3" Hitch
  • I do have an option for you but the Reducer Sleeve for Super Titan Hitch Receivers part # 38735 does not work with any of the Ford OEM 3" Hitches. Instead, I recommend the Buyers Products 3" to 2" Receiver Tube Adapter part # 337RTA302 which is confirmed to fit.
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  • Can A Second Receiver Tube Be Added to the Blue Ox Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter
  • I don't have a way to add a second receiver to the Blue Ox Adjustable Drop Hitch Receiver Adapter part # BLU28XR but if you like the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers part # 325-GH-214 option, there's another more cost effective version of this. It's the Gen-Y Rebel Ball Mount part # GY72FR which has the same offset stacked receiver design so you can place something in the upper receiver and tow with the bottom.
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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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  • Anti-Rattle Recommendation for Use with High-Low Adapter While Flat Towing
  • You definitely can use 2 anti-rattle devices when flat towing with the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-8. I recommend using 2 of the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061 because it was made specifically for this type of application and is used to essentially clamp down on the shank of the adapter as well as the shank of the tow bar. I have attached a review videos of the Quiet Hitch for you to check out.
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  • Drop Shank Adapter For Carrying A Black Widow Motorcycle Carrier Lower On Vehicle For Easier Loading
  • I have a recommendation as the Roadmaster High Low Adapter # RM-058-4 is only designed to be used with tow bars and not a motorcycle carrier. The Replacement Shank for Gen-Y Adjustable Ball Mount # 325-GH-303 gives you 3 stacked receivers. This will give you different options on how much you want to lower your carrier. You can place it level with your receiver, 2-1/2" or 5" of drop. This adapter allows for 1,500lbs of tongue weight and will be able to handle your Black Widow motorcycle...
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  • Is There a Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter with Higher Tongue Weight Rating
  • I do have an option for you but the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapters are for flat-towing which have practically no tongue weight. The only option I can think of for a capacity this high is a stacked ball mount like the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers part # 325-GH-214. The offset top tube will be great for bike racks and you can then use the bottom two for towing with the included dual hitch ball.
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  • Recommended Solution to Reduce Hitch on 2020 Lincoln Corsair From 2" to 1-1/4"
  • I have a solution for you, but I don't recommend using any adapter that extends the hitch away from the vehicle similarly to the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" (Class III) to 1-1/4" - 4" Long # C45770 since those will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50%. Instead, I recommend using the Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HT02, which won't reduce the tongue weight capacity but will still reduce the 2" receiver down to a 1-1/4". This will allow...
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  • How to Carry Kayak at Front of 1992 Ford E-350 Van
  • Thanks for the photos, and although we do have a solution for you, the Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter # C45013 will only work with vertical OEM hitch receivers, which your 1992 Ford E-350 does not have. Additionally, any type of adapter is going to cut the capacity of your trailer hitch in half - including the tongue weight so adding any type of adapter with the type of cargo you are carrying is likely to push you past your capacity limits. The best option to carry your kayak is going...
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  • Can Straight Shot Extension be Used with Yakima EXO System Carriers
  • Yes you can use the Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension # Y69VR with the Yakima EXO systems as well.
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  • Flat Tow Vehicle While Also Using Bike Carrier
  • Yes, this is exactly what the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches, # MT70070 is intended for. However, keep in mind that per manufacturer this reduces your hitch rating by 50%. The extender has a weight rating of 400 lbs. tongue weight and gross trailer weight rating of 4,000 lbs. so please compare this to the vehicle you are flat towing. While the # MT70070 is designed to allow you to add an accessory such as a bike rack and use the tow bar, you cannot use an additional...
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  • Yakima EXO SwingBase 2 Tier Swing Away Dimensions For Clearing Rear Door on Camper Van
  • The Yakima EXO SwingBase 2 Tier Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y82VR is 29" from the center of the hitch to the locking handle on the base. The locking locking handle does sit 8" above the top of the receiver which you will want to ensure that your door will also clear if the door does sit inside the 29" measurement of SwingBase. Be sure to get the License Plate and Tail Light Relocation Kit # Y74VR as with your gear loaded it will most likely impair the view of the tail lights on your van.
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  • Availability Of 7" Hitch Extender For 2-1/2" Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • I may have an option for you, but there is not a 7" extension that fits a 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver and takes 2-1/2" accessories. The closest option is the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long # HR26 which will fit your 2-1/2" receiver, is 7" long, but is also a reducer so it only takes 2" accessories. This option will reduce the capacities of your trailer hitch receiver by 1/3. If you are needing an extension that has a 2-1/2" opening at the...
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  • What Is a Good Anti-Rattle Device for an 18 Inch Hitch Extender
  • Yes the Malone Anti-Rattle HitchLock System # MPG908 can work with the Curt Hitch Extender # C45796. In most applications a small amount of space rests between the larger portion of the extender and the collar of your vehicles hitch. The distance between the pin hole of the extender and the larger section of the extender is 3". This allows some room for the U-Bolt of the Malone anti-rattle device to fit. With the u-bolt being 1/2" in diameter you would only need 2-1/2" from the center...
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  • Best Parts to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Sahara
  • First off, I appreciate your priority being safety! And you are definitely not crazy, a lot of people do install these parts themselves, and we have a number of install videos for you as well which I'll link for you. Assuming your 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Sahara has the standard factory bumper, I'll make a list of the best parts needed in order to flat tow it. - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521448-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding...
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  • What is the Center to Center Measurement on TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension Tubes
  • The center to center measurement on the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 48" Long # TLE1548 is 3". Keep in mind, this extension is designed to be used with a TorkLift SuperHitch like the # TLD1111-30.
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  • Comparing Brophy 7" and Curt 8" Hitch Extenders
  • The main difference between the Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7" part # HE06 and Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers part # C45791 is length and they are made by two different manufactures. Brophy does most of their stuff in the USA so their costs are a bit higher than Curt therefore they are more expensive. Please note, using any adapter like the above will reduce weight capacity by 50%. The only way around this is a ball mount with longer shank but that limits...
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  • How to Tow a Trailer With Slide-In Truck Camper In Bed of 2015 Ram 3500
  • We have your needed items. For your 2015 Ram 3500 we have the TorkLift SuperHitch Magnum Trailer Hitch Receiver, # TLD1108-30. This is a custom fit - Class V - 2" hitch and with your truck bed camper instralled, use one of TorkLift's SuperTruss hitch extensions to extend the top receiver of the SuperHitch so that it clears your camper. This heavy-duty design maintains a high weight capacity and can even be used with a weight distribution system. This extension slides into both receivers...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch Hitch Receiver Adapter for a Kuat Bike Rack
  • Yes, the Kuat Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" Hitch item # KU93VR will reduce the rattle and movement you are getting in your Ford F-350 2-1/2" hitch receiver. This will work better than a standard reducer sleeve, like the Reese Titan Reducer Sleeve item # 58102, because of the elongated hole that works with Kuat's hand tightening cam system.
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  • Is There a Way to Increase Distance Between Hitch and Trailer for Tailgate Clearance
  • Since hitch extenders cut the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by 50 percent a better solution would be a longer ball mount like the # 80232 which is 15-3/4 inches from pin hole to ball hole and would most likely give you the extra clearance you'd need to be able to lower your tailgate when towing and not hit the trailer jack.
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  • Is There a 2" Receiver For a 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • We do have a way for you to carry your bike rack on your 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback but we do not have any 2" receivers, and actually there are no manufacturers that even make one, for your 2021 Civic Hatchback. I do have a solution for you and that is the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HTAD. The one thing to remember when using this adapter is you lose 50% of your tongue weight capacity. You will want to check the weight of your bike rack and bikes and make sure...
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  • How To Obtain 60" Hitch Extension for 2011 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 for Towing with In-Bed Camper
  • The only trailer hitch extension available in a 60" length is the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension part # TLE1560 which then must be used with the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver part # TLC1209 for models with 6-1/2' bed or part # TLC1208 for 8' long beds. That said, this is going to be your only option. It will provide you with a 5,000 lb gross trailer weight rating. You'll also need the TorkLift Wiring Harness Extension part # TLW6060.
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  • Hitch Extension that Could be Used with EcoHitch for 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The best solution we'd have for a hitch extender would be the Tow Ready part # 80307 which would give you an additional 8 inches of extension past the hitch. Whether or not that would clear the bumper opening for the EcoHitch # 306-X7203 you have is harder to say but if you compare what you have to the dimension picture I attached you should be able to know. Keep in mind that hitch extenders cut the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by 50 percent.
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  • Hitch Adapter For A 2 Inch Hitch And A 1-1/4 Inch Bike Rack
  • Absolutely there is! What you'll need is the MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter # MT70033. This adapter will slip into your 2" trailer hitch receiver and will allow you to use your 1-1/4" bike rack. Please note that using an adapter will reduce your hitches overall capacity by 50 percent. I have also included a demonstration video of # MT70033 for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Maximum Tongue Weight Using Cargo Carrier & Roadmaster High-Low Adapter RM-048-10
  • When using a cargo carrier, the maximum tongue weight of your hitch will be reduced by 50 percent or 400 lbs (whichever is lower) when using the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter - 2" Hitches - 10-1/4" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW # RM-048-10. So for a hitch with a 500 lb tongue weight capacity, when using the # RM-048-10, the tongue weight capacity will be reduced to 250 lbs total. So the total tongue weight - which will consist of the tongue weight of your flat towed vehicle, the weight...
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  • TorkLift 36 Inch Hitch Extender for Ford Factory 3 Inch Receiver Hitch
  • I am a bit confused, because I was under the impression that Ford didn't begin offering the 3 inch hitch until the 2017 model year. As long as the hitch on your 2016 Ford truck is the 3 inch factory receiver, the Torklift # TLE1636 will be compatible. if you need an extension for the 7-way trailer connector, use part # TLW6036.
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  • Can I Use the Saris Swing Away # SAR36VR with the Kuat Transfer V2 2-Bike Rack?
  • I believe you meant to ask about the Kuat Transfer V2 2-Bike Rack # KU74FR (for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches) or the # KU84FR (for 2" hitches). If this is what you meant, you can use these racks with the Saris Swing Away Hitch Extender # SAR36VR.
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  • Swing Away Hitch Adapter that Can be Used with Yakima OnRamp E-Bike Rack
  • You can use the Yakima OnRamp part # Y36FR with the Yakima Swing Away adapter part # Y02483 that you referenced. This will give you additional clearance to fit past your rear mounted spare and will work great with your Priority Current and Gazelle e-bikes.
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  • Can 18 Hitch Extension HE18 Be Used To Carry Cargo Carrier Or Tow Small Boat?
  • You are correct. Using the Draw-Tite Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 18" Long # HE18 you were looking at will limit the tongue weight rating to 350lbs and a 3500lb trailer weight rating, but also reduces the capacities of your trailer hitch receiver by 50%. For example if the trailer hitch receiver on your 2001 Ford F-250 has a tongue weight rating of 1000lbs, and a trailer weight rating 10000lbs your would now be limited to 500lbs tongue weight and 5000lbs trailer weight....
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  • Will 48 Inch TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension Fit with TorkLift Tie-Downs
  • The 48" TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension # TLE1648 will fit just fine with the TorkLift tie-downs you have installed on your 2019 Ford F-350. The c-bracket that fits over the crosstube on your OEM hitch won't be fitting in the exact same spot as your tie-downs so you're good to go!
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  • Can I Use an Extended Ball Mount w/ a Hitch Extender?
  • Yes, you can use the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount item # 80232 with the Draw-Tite Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 18" Long item # HE18. Using this hitch extender will however reduce the capacity of the hitch on your 1999 F-350 by 50%. I recommend using the Buyers Products Hitch Extender w/ Step - 2" Hitch - 18" Long item # 3371804017. It is the same length of 18" but will only reduce your hitches capacity by 1/3.
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  • What Hitch Drop Adapter Do I Need for My Rocky Mount Backstage # RKY10002?
  • Yes, you will be able to use the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches # RM-048-8 for making your Rocky Mount Backstage # RKY10002 sit lower on the hitch. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will be cutting the hitch weight capacity in half. Since you have 130 pounds of bike weight and 60 pounds of weight from the Backstage, you will have a total of 190 pounds to accommodate on the hitch. Please note that the Rocky Mount Backstage is only rated for 60 pounds per-bike....
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  • Can Dual Hitch Adapter/Extender Be Used With Weight Distribution
  • Weight distribution systems place hundreds upon hundreds of pounds of upward force on a hitch receiver, so the weight distribution shank needs to be installed directly into the receiver without use of an extender like the # MPG544. Plus, due to the extra leverage a hitch extender places on the hitch, if an extender is used the towing and tongue weight of the hitch is reduced by half. We have a few other options for carrying your bikes. If your travel trailer has a hitch on the back,...
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  • Distance From Pin Hole To Back of Upright on Blue Ox 10" High-Low Adapter
  • In regards to the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars part # BX88132, the distance from the center of the hitch pin to the back of the upright is 7-3/4".
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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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  • 36 inch Long Hitch Extension for Use with 2013 Chevy Silverado Towing 7500 lb Trailer
  • For towing a trailer that heavy and needing a hitch extender that long you would have to use the Torklift hitch extender part # TLE1536 that you referenced. To use this extender you would also need to install a Torklift hitch like the part # TLC1208 for if you have a long bed truck or part # TLC1209 for if you have a short bed truck. There isn't a similar length extender with the needed weight capacity that would work directly with your Class IV hitch.
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  • Using 2" Attachments with a New 2-1/2" Receiver
  • It sounds like you have some older 2" accessories that you need to work with your new 2-1/2" receiver. We have you covered. One option you have is to simply use a reducer sleeve like the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve, part # BWRHXA2182. This will slide into your 2-1/2" receiver and allow you to use your 2" attachments. I've linked to a video demonstration of this. Another option is to replace some of the smaller parts so you don't need a sleeve. For your weight distribution system's...
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank to Help with Tailgate Clearance
  • I have a better solution but the # RP11003 can't be used with weight distribution but we do have replacement weight distribution shanks that are quite a bit longer like the Curt part # C17122 which is 14 inches in length.
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  • 8 inch Rise/Drop High Low Adapter with Higher Weight Capacity than 5k
  • Since you might be over 5k a better option would be the Roadmaster # RM-048-8 which is rated for 10,000 lbs, has the 8 inch rise/drop and also has a similar distance from the pin hole to back of receiver tube of 7-1/4 inches.
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  • 4 inch High Low Adapter for Use with Commander 2 Tow Bar
  • It would seem that the Demco High Low Adapter would work fine with your Commander but since they specifically said that it only fits the Victory Series tow bars since that's only tow bar that tested it for we have to recommend you follow that, but we can still help. We have the Blue Ox High Low Adapter part # BX88129 which provides 4 inches of rise/drop and can be used with basically any tow bar including your Commander 2.
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  • Does Roadmaster Dual Hitch Adapter RM-077-2 Have Ability to Carry E-Bike Rack
  • The Roadmaster dual hitch adapter part # RM-077-2 that you referenced was designed for your current situation. It allows you to carry a bike rack in the upper hitch opening and tow a vehicle with the lower hitch opening. This has the weight capacity for your rack and bikes too as it has a 400 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • Compatibility of 2 Inch Receiver Compatible Bike Rack with 2019 Mazda CX-5
  • It sounds like you have a smaller hitch receiver on your 2019 CX-5 and have a 2 inch shank on your bike rack. The best option is to use the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76138 which will work perfectly with your 2 inch bike rack without losing any tongue weight capacity. If you have a class I or class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver you can use a hitch expander like # HTAD or the expander with 5 Inch rise # HT5R. Both of these...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack To Be Used With A Dual Receiver On A Motorhome
  • Other than keeping an eye on the tongue weight, using something like the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter for Tow Bars # RM-077-2 technically won't limit the type of bike rack that you can use and the correct bike rack will depend on how many bikes you will be carrying, how heavy these bikes are, and how you want to load them (platform or hanging). However, you do have to go with an option that is rated for use on a motorhome. Not all bike racks are rated for this kind of use so it...
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  • Explanation of What for Flat Tow Use Means on the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter
  • When the Blue Ox High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars # BX88131 says that it is for Flat Towing only, it is referring to a different type of towing. Flat Towing is when you pull a vehicle behind a motor home using a tow bar like the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7380. The tow bar comes from the motor home to the vehicle, the high-low adapter you are looking at is designed to keep the tow bar level with the vehicle. So it is designed when a motorhome is pulling a vehicle, not when a vehicle...
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  • Does the Use of a Dual Hitch Adapter Reduce Tongue Weight Capacity
  • You are correct, the use of an adapter typically reduces the tongue weight capacity by 50%, but the amount can vary slightly. Since you are towing a trailer, you do not want to use the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 6" Drop/Rise # RM-077-6 since it is designed for flat towing. As for the other dual hitch adapters available, I checked and they all reduce capacity by 50% so that would leave you overloaded. I do, however, have a solution. I recommend using the Gen-Y Rebel Ball...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2012 Ford Edge
  • We can get your 2012 Ford Edge set up to flat tow behind your motorhome, and you'll need a number of different parts to do this - base plates, a tow bar, safety chains, wiring, and a supplemental braking system. I'll go over the parts you'll need for your 2012 Ford Edge, starting with the base plates. The correct base plates for your '12 Edge are going to depend on if it has the EcoBoost engine and adaptive cruise control or not. With or Without EcoBoost Engine - Without Adaptive...
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  • Solution for Towing Small Trailer and Carrying Hitch Bike Rack at Rear of Vehicle
  • I have a solution for you but the # RM-077-2 that you referenced was not designed for use when towing a trailer so we can't recommend it for this application. Instead you'd want the part # D210 which has a ball mount platform on the bottom of it and a hitch opening up top you can use for your e-bike rack.
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  • Can The Curt High-Low Adapter Be Used To Tow A Trailer?
  • Unfortunately, the Curt High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars # C59KR is not to be used to tow a trailer, and should only be used for hitch mounted accessories. Instead, you'll want to use a ball mount to tow your trailer. For instance, you can use the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 2753, which has 2-3/4" of rise, and 4" of drop, is 9" long, and is capable of towing up to 7,500-lbs. I recommend using the FAQ I've attached, to help determine the needed rise/drop.
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  • Best 3" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver Reducer For Ford F-350 3" Receiver
  • The Buyers Products 3" to 2" Receiver Tube Adapter # 337RTA302 is reducer that I recommend using. It allows you to use a hitch pin to lock it in place inside your 3" receiver and then slide in your 2" ball mount or hitch mounted accessory. You will extend your hitch by 3-7/8" with this adapter. It is rated for a maximum tongue weight of 1,200lbs and a maximum trailer rating of 12,000lbs. A Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63259 is recommended if you wish to leave the reducer...
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