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Will Using a Hitch Extension or Extra Long Ball Mount Help When Backing Up Trailer

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Hi will a trailer hitch extension help avoid a trailer turn to fast when backing up. I am looking for more control of trailer when backing up. Thanks

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Using a Hitch Extension or Extra Long Ball Mount, like the # 80232, will give you added clearance between the tow vehicle and your trailer which can be helpful when maneuvering but I can't say that it will actually give you more control or slow anything down.

Backing up a trailer is an art that I have yet to master and unfortunately other than disconnecting the trailer from your vehicle and using a product like the Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover, # STC-V211, practice is the solution that I can offer for backing up a trailer.

Please keep in mind that if you choose to use a hitch extension, the overall capacity of your hitch will be decreased by 50 percent.

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