Menu Icon

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


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

Expert Reply:

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.

expert reply by:

Ask The Experts a Question >>

Products Referenced in This Question

Product Page this Question was Asked From

Similar Expert Q&A Pages

See More Q&A Expert Answers >>

About Us
photos and videos

Original Photos & Videos

Produced to make sure you know what you are getting and you get exactly what you need.


Installations Completed

To make sure products work and fit the way they are supposed to.

etrailer call center

Phone Calls & Emails Answered

1,125,924 phone calls and 1,350,587 emails to help find the right solution.

etrailer training

Average Hours of Product Training

We get to know our products firsthand so experts can better help you.

etrailer service

Years of Quality Customer Service

Assisting our neighbors and customers, face to face at the counter.

etrailer experts

Pages of Expert Information

Created to make sure you have all the answers to your questions, from real experts.