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What Hitch Extender Do I Need for My 2017 Jeep Wrangler?

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Watching video for attaching to Jeep Wrangler you mention needing long tube hitch receiver. Do you have part number on this receiver?

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The reason why it is important to consider whether you need a hitch extender adapter on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler is to make sure that any hitch-mounted accessories will not interfere with the rear spare tire. For most hitch-mounted accessories, we include the dimensions of the closest part of the accessory from the center pin hole of the hitch.

For accessories that have multiple measurements available such as the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # NV22B, you want to consider the shortest dimension when trying to see how much extra adapter length you need. Since the shortest dimension of the Kuat NV 2.0 is the closest part of the rack when folded up (7 inches), this is the measurement that you need to consider. I recommend that you measure the center pinhole of the hitch to the end of your spare tire to see if it is greater than 7 inches. If so, you will need an adapter. The Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7" # # HE06 will do the trick for most accessories, but we do also have hitch adapters that go up to 18 inches (Draw-Tite Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 18" Long # HE18).

If you need a trailer hitch recommendation for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76104. The Draw-Tite receiver comes with a maximum gross trailer weight of 4,500 pounds and a maximum tongue weight of 675 pounds. The receiver also comes with a complete hardware kit for a bolt-on installation.

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