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Brophy Hitch Extender with Step Review

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Review of the Brophy Hitch Extender with Step

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Brophy hitch extender with step for 2 inch hitches, part #ST12. Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening to give you more clearance during turns. This 19 inch extension will work with your ball mount, bike rack, cargo carrier, or any other hitch mounted accessory. As you can see, we've got it set up here with our ball mount and the step is going to come in handy, for anything you might need to get out of the back of your truck. The extension's also going to help with any clearance issues that we may have with our jack. If your vehicle has a spare tire at the rear, you could use the extender to provide enough clearance for your bike rack or cargo carrier. From the sight of the hitch pin hole to the end of the receiver tube is 16 1/2 inches.

Our step measures 17 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches deep. It features a diamond tread pattern for good grip and has a 300 pound weight capacity. It features a gross towing weight of 3500 pounds. When used with the weight distribution, it goes up to 7000 pounds. The tow weight is 350 pounds and the tow weight with distribution is 700 pounds.

Keep in mind, when using this hitch extension, it will reduce your hitch's capacity by 1/3. The whole thing is made out of a sturdy steel construction with a black powder coat finish, so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. First thing we'll do is, let's go ahead and load the shank into our receiver tube and we'll line up our pinholes. Now, you will have to provide your own pins and clips. Let's start with our first one.

Slide that through. Put on our clip. Then, we can take our ball mount or whatever accessory we have. We'll line up our pinhole there. Take our other pin and clip.

Now, if you need pins and clips, you can pick them up right here at, part #PC3. Now, you can just use your accessory as you normally would. That's going to complete our look at the Brophy hitch extender with step for 2 inch hitches, part #ST12.

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