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TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 36" Long

TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 36" Long

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Extend the receiver on your Ford Super Duty factory 3" hitch to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper. Exclusive, heavy-duty design maintains high weight capacity and gives you a 2-1/2" receiver. 1-800-940-8924 to order TorkLift hitch adapters part number TLE1636 or order online at Free expert support on all TorkLift products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 36" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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TorkLift Hitch Adapters - TLE1636

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • 36 Inch Extension
  • 3600 lbs
  • Trailers
  • TorkLift

Extend the receiver on your Ford Super Duty factory 3" hitch to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper. Exclusive, heavy-duty design maintains high weight capacity and gives you a 2-1/2" receiver.


  • Extension piece extends Ford Super Duty factory 3" receiver opening to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper so you can tow
  • Heavy-duty design lets you maintain a high towing capacity and allows you to use a standard weight distribution system
    • Extension slides into trailer hitch receiver for excellent support and stability
    • Patented, lateral-support safety chains provide extra security and help to distribute weight back from the extension's receiver opening to your frame-mounted hitch
  • Built-in set bolt tightens down extension to prevent rattle and movement in hitch
  • Electrical bracket lets you mount connector of 7-way wiring extension (sold separately)
  • Hardened, reinforced hitch pin holes prevent elongation from wear
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • High-impact powder coat finish resists corrosion
  • Built-in hookup loops for trailer safety chains
  • Hitch pin and clip included
    • Hitch lock sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: Ford Super Duty 3" factory trailer hitch receiver
  • Length (from end of factory receiver to end of Cannon receiver): 36"
  • Receiver opening: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
    • Included reducer sleeve opening: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,600 lbs
    • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 7,200 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 360 lbs
    • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 720 lbs
  • Pin diameter: 5/8"
  • Pin length: 4-1/2"
  • Lifetime warranty

Tork Lift Cannon Extender

This Cannon hitch extender is specially designed to work with your 3" factory Ford Super Duty trailer hitch. Like most products from TorkLift, the primary purpose of this extender is to help create a towing setup that fits perfectly with your truck bed camper system. Not only will you be able to extend your trailer hitch receiver out far enough to clear the overhang of your camper, but you will also maintain a high enough weight capacity so that you can tow your trailer.

Heavy-Duty Towing with a Hitch Extension

Most hitch extensions dramatically reduce the towing capacity of your hitch setup, making it difficult to tow a loaded trailer over a certain weight. The Cannon, though, creates such a sturdy connection with your 3" OE trailer hitch that you can still maintain a high weight capacity. To get the highest capacity possible, use a standard weight distribution system with the TorkLift towing setup.

The shank of the Cannon extension slides into your receiver and is held in place with the included hitch pin and clip. The connection between the extension and your hitch is reinforced with a set bolt underneath the shank that tightens up to the receiver for a snug fit and prevents rattle and movement in hitch.

To give you absolute peace of mind, lateral support chains connect to the hitch and the extension on either side of your setup. Just attach one end of each chain to the extension and secure the opposite end to your hitch. Then tighten the chains with the integrated turnbuckles. These chains not only provide extra security to keep the extension in place in your hitch, but they also transfer some of the weight back from the extension to your frame-mounted hitch.

How to Determine the Cannon Length You Need

If the camper is mounted on the truck:

Measure from the face of the truck's rear bumper to the outside edge of the camper's bumper. This is the length of the extension that you need.

If the camper is not mounted on the truck:

1. Measure from the inside of the front of your truck bed to the outside face of the truck's rear bumper.

2. Measure the camper's overall floor length from the rubber bumpers at the front to the outside edge of the rear bumper.

3. Find the difference between these 2 figures by subtracting. The difference is the length of the extension that you need.

E1636 Tork Lift Cannon Hitch Extender for 3" Ford Super Duty OE Trailer Hitch - 36" Long

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TorkLift Cannon Hitch Extension - 3" Ford Super Duty Factory Hitch - 36" Long - TLE1636

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

Extend the receiver on your Ford Super Duty factory 3" hitch to clear obstacles such as your bed-mounted camper. Exclusive, heavy-duty design maintains high weight capacity and gives you a 2-1/2" receiver.


The hitch worked great. I pulled a 12ft Wells Cargo enclosed trailer with a motorcycle on board. The reason I purchased this hitch, I have a 101/2 ft Lance camper that extends pass the bumper. I used it on a F350. I did use a Equla-I-Zer sway control hitch because of the tongue weight of my trailer and I believe it made this extension hitch work better.


Very well built, easy to install and quick to remove when not needed.


This is a quality product and works perfectly! Easy to install and adjust. They even give you extra chain and turnbuckles.



Great! This is a quality product and was easy to install.


I have not tried towing yet, but the hitch extension was easy to install and
a perfect fit to my ford f350. I will let you know if I have any towing problems.


It works for what I use it for, but I don't know if I would tow something heavy with it. I use it behind a truck camper to haul my dirt bike on a carrier. The paint on the frame brackets was typical trailer low quality paint and rusted after a few months. The rest seems to do its job, if you would dare tow something with it.


Heavy! But it does what it's supposed to; I tow a three-horse trailer three times a week, and it works perfectly.


Super heavy duty . I like that it is double sleeved and works with the 3" factory hitch on my Ford . I wish that they made them in shorter lengths as a 28" super truss that I was using was the perfect length . For the amount of money they charge for these you would think that they would package them better as when mine was delivered the box was completely destroyed . It had a few scratches but everything was there and looked nice . Easy to assemble and should fit my needs nicely. Shipped super fast and the customer service was awesome from etrailer .


Thank you so much


Pretty poor showing for Torklift in regards to expected Torklift quality. The extension is a sturdy chunk of steel but they pretty much decided to use cheap junk for the stabilizer chains, mine showed up with two completely different chains for each side and one of the chains will not even allow the cheap clevis bolts to pass through.
It is not rocket science installing this but do not expect to actually use the instructions as all pictures and "words" on every page are printed to blurry to be of any use to anyone.

For $xxx you would think someone could use the correct size cardboard box so the item shows up looking "new" not a box 2' longer than the actual item with one crumpled piece of paper to fill the 2' long "void" and somehow magically this paper is suppose to keep the 80+lbs piece of metal in place.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


Thank you for your detailed review. Customer Service will be reaching out to you regarding the two different chains.


I deducted 2 stars for 2 reasons.
I have ordered several items from you company, the shipping is always quick and a fair price, but as I have mentioned in prior delivery's, the packaging leaves much help. My extension arrived undamaged, but you would have never guessed looking at the box, it was torn on 2 corners and 3 sides. I got lucky this time for the item to be undamaged.
#2 The extension arrived with no instructions(maybe lost in 1 of the box holes?), I was able to figure out 98% but had a few items that stumped me. I called your help desk, and requested a email instructions, I was told we don't have them, maybe I should call Torklift direct..... Not the greatest follow-thru. Maybe your agent could put me on hold and call Torklift and get a email to me and also keep one for your etrailers records??
In the end the Cannon Hitch is what I needed, and it arrived fairly quick. Just wish it was cheaper. Thanks


The TorkLift hitch adapter works perfectly for our application. We have an Adventurer 910DB slide-in truck camper as well as a tandem Sea Doo trailer. It allows us to tow our trailer with the camper in place. The camper extends beyond the bed of our 2019 F350 dually (long bed), so we had to use something as an extension. I used the 36" wiring harness as well, and it all goes together as planned. It's pricey, though (as are all Torklift products); however, the quality is pretty good on most of their products. I gave this 4 stars instead of 5, since it had a raised area from one of their welds on the extension that prevented me from sliding it into the receiver and I had to use a dremel tool to grind it down. I then sprayed it with black spray paint to match. I have a lot of Torklift products on our truck and camper, so I'd say I'm a supporter; however, I wish they would make their prices more reasonable.


Works great and does exactly what we purchased for…



Work good.


I am very impressed with the hitch extension. It fit right onto my truck and I have pulled my motorcycle trailer for more than 2,ooo miles without any problems. It carried my 2020 Gold Wing motorcycle behind a 10'3" Arctic Fox installed on a Ford F-350 with an 8' bed. Made a great combination, safe and sound.


I am a retired nuclear physicist/engineer and I deman a certain level of engineering and quality in a product I purchase. The Torklift cannon hitch extension is an excellent well engineered product that was made specifically for my one ton ford. Could not recommend in more highly.


Hole for hitch pin is not centered and requires me to hammer pin in with excessive force each time I use. Quality control doesn’t seem to be very good.


this setup works really well on my 2019 F450 with my 2020 Lance 995 camper! i use it with a dirt bike mount and also to haul a snowmobile trailer. very happy! thanks etrailer


This extension allows for my toys to come along with my truck camper. Weight capacity is near the limit when I load up everything, but remains rock solid!


Has worked on my ford 350 dually and arctic fox 990. With the overhang of the camper I am able to carry man bikes or hook to a trailer. Easy to use and has held up well


Ordered this for my 2019 F350 and Adventurer 910DB truck camper. Install was pretty easy with the basic hand tools. Seems to be a well built extension although have not pulled my trailer yet with this new setup. Also, fast shipping from Etrailer!


Quick assembly, all parts make up a nice install. Looks very strong. Highly recommend if you have the 3” receiver.


I think the part should come with instructions for putting it on most of it is common sense but I have lots of extra hardware


Easy order, quick shipping. Works as advertised. Very pleased.


Received items prior to expected delivery date. Hitch was easy to install.


My mistake, I ordered the wrong size and had to return it. I was treated very good during this process.


From the initial call through the delivery was flawless. Everyone I spoke with or had correspondence was truly delightful. I recommend 100 percent! Thank you

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