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Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"

Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"

Item # HE06
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - HE06

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 7-3/8 Inch Extension
  • 3500 lbs
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Trailers
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7" Trailer Hitch Extender


  • Prevents hitting trailer or propane tanks when making sharp turns while towing.
  • Has powder coated black finish resists rust and corrosion.


  • Designed for 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Measures 7-3/8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch pin hole of the extension piece
  • Measures 11-5/8" long (overall)
    • Measures 2-1/2" from end of shank (that slides into hitch on vehicle) to center of hitch pin hole
    • Measures 2-1/8" from center of hitch pin hole to the 2" x 2" opening (for accessory)
  • Has weight capacity that is the lowest of the following
    • 50% of the hitch's overall weight capacity
    • Load rating GTW 3,500 lbs; Tongue 350 lbs
    • Load rating with weight distribution equipment GTW 7000 lbs; Tongue 700 lbs

Please Note: Using a hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%.

HE06 Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7"

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Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 7" - HE06

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (221 Customer Reviews)

7" Trailer Hitch Extender


I needed my bike to clear my bumper on a front hitch and this did the trick.

This extender is hollow so I was able to use anti rattle/ lock before adding bike rack.



Perfect solution and I use it spring through fall for my bike rack.


The Brophy hitch extender was well built and delivered the tongue weight I needed to carry my e-bikes. It did accept the Hollywood RV Rider bike rack. It did not however fit appropriately with my Drawtite hitch to allow the use of an anti-rattle bracket. This allowed too much movement of the bike rack.


etrailer tried their best to provide dimension on this extender, except one... the depth of the receiver end between the pin hole and where to where a hitch would stop inside the receiver. The depth is 1/4 too short for my hitch. I called and asked if there is another product that would work. But this measurement is apparently not a standard measurement, so it is unknown whether an alternative extender would work. Very disappointing.


This is exactly the right length to be used to attach my new Let’s Go Aero - Big Black Box Pro on my new Leisure Travel Van. Seems heavy duty and exactly what I was searching for. I was sunward surprised that it did not come with a pin, but that’s not enough of an issue in my opinion to not give the quality the 5 star rating. Thanks etrailer!


It installed and worked perfectly to get my bike rack beyond the spare at the rear of my trailer
It appears to be of excellent quality. Arrived sooner than expected. Always quality goods and service from Etrailer.


Was loking for an extension for my bike rack that didn't wobble....TIGHT FIT!
No play what so ever!
Thanks for the great product!



Great! No issues with my bike rack wandering back and forth!


Great product. Just the right size for my Jeep. I have a stock '11 Rubicon and the tire was in the way for my new Yakima Swing Daddy bike rack. This item put it just far enough out to clear the tire but not far enough to be in the way. Etrailer had quick shipping and offered pics with measurements so getting the right extension was easy.


Another good experience with Etrailer. Easy site navigation and prompt delivery.
I needed this extender so my 'basket' will clear the spare tire on the back of my Wrangler.. and it does just that. The 7" gives you plenty of room. A 3" would probably be all that's necessary.
Also lets me flip up my Thule platform bike rack into the stow position.
Two thumbs up!


After being rear ended by an uninsured driver, I decided to beef up my OEM bumper. My factory hitch was recessed too far to put a drop hitch for my camper. etrailer .com was the only place to find a 7" extender. Best of all Made in USA. Great job of providing difficult to find products.


Both hitch extenders work perfectly. Very well made. The dual hitch will help me cary a bike rack and cargo carrier on our next expedition. repeat customer!! Good deals on quality products. They ship fast with great communication every time. Thank you!


The part is exactly what I ordered. This review is more about This company has been fantastic to work with. Every order made comes with a personal email making sure everything is right and asking if I’m satisfied. They genuinely care about what they do and want the best experience possible. I highly recommend them!


Works great, especially now that I coupled it with a hitch stabilizer, as suggested by the great folks at Best part of this piece is their customer service!



Its fine, and zero maintenance, so Ive forgotten all about it, which is the best part.


I was foolish and probably lazy when I ordered a hitch extender from [another company] --- it was junk and did not fit an OEM Jeep hitch. I the one from etrailer and it fit perfectly and has held up nicely. I use it all the time and it makes attaching my cargo rack so much easier.

Peter F.


I still use it all the time, not only with my rack but also with my landscape trailer. It makes connecting them so much easier. The extender started to rust so I painted it, but other than that I happy with my purchase.


I needed this to attach our bike rack to the trailer hitch on my wife's SUV, which was too deep underneath for the mail part of the rack to reach without pressing against the rear bumper with potential damage. The extender works perfectly and seems well made. The Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock that I purchased also works just fine.

Andres C.


What is the model of the suv

Mike N.


It is attached to a 2012 Lexus RX 350. The hitch on the Lexus is recessed too far under the body and the bike rack hitch did not extend far enough.


Perfect extension for my 2014 Jeep. Extended the right amount to be even with the outside of the spare tire. Needed this to fit my Kuat bike rack on the back without touching the spare tire.

Jim C.


Still use weekly, not problems.


Received product but have not installed it yet.

I use multiple tow vehicles and multiple drawbar and other hook ups. With my 3/4 ton, 4-wheel drive Chevy Suburban I have no need for this extender, regardless of whether I am towing my cargo trailer or simply hauling my bicycles with a drawbar style carrier. Although when hauling my cargo trailer and then also putting my bike rack on the back of the trailer (a typical undermount hitch specially installed) I prefer the extender to give me a little more clearance for my bikes.

The issue I have is when I put my bike rack on the back of my 2015 Acadia. The hitch on the Acadia is mounted so far underneath the the vehicle (to allow a decorative plate to be used to enhance the looks of the vehicle when not towing), the the extender is needed. I will not use the extender when towing my cargo trailer because I don't really need it and don't want halve my towing capacity.

I will also use an anti-rattle bracket to reduce sway with the hitch extender I that regard I would like to comment on the reviewers who have commented on how this extender may be slightly undersized and loose in the hitch. I cannot comment on those reviewers applications and situations but I can say I want an extender or drawbar to be a little loose. The looseness can be dealt with by installing anti-rattle brackets. What is much more difficult to deal with is finding out your snug fitting drawbar was run through water, mud, or salt on winter roads and then left to set for several months. Trying to remove a rusted in snug drawbar is not my idea of fun!

Finally, the product seems to be of high quality and is very solid. Price seemed reasonable for the quality of the product. If I had already installed and used this product, I would fully expect the rating to have been 5 stars.


This item made it possible for me to use the Thule Apex bicycle rack on my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with original equipment spare tire on tailgate.

It works with any hitch pin however I recommend item 63232 - Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - to secure a nice tight fit without sway or rattle while driving and also for the security of preventing your bike rack (or any trailer product) from being stolen while you're out on the trail.


I bought this extension for my bike carrier on my Jeep Rubicon. I had the bike carrier for a while and it cost a good chunk of money, but when I put it on the Jeep I would have to take the spare off so the carrier would fit. This extension was perfect. In addition, because my carrier has a lock on it, the Hitch Receiver lock also makes transporting the bikes and leaving them on the car a less theft prone endeavor. The service from was awesome.


I needed a hitch extender to accommodate a bike rack on my wife's '09 Range Rover. I found a review from "Sturdy and well-made 04/12/2015" on this website. The reviewer had the same problem as me and recommended the Brophy Hitch #HE06 and the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock #63232. I ordered both and I am glad I did. Great products!


Received the hitch extender on time and in great condition, as expected.


Works perfectly. I had it welded into a receiver I put on the front of my truck to carry a bike rack. By welding it into the receiver it eliminated any unnecessary rattling. I needed the extender to provide the necessary clearance for my bike rack to fold up when not in use.


Both hitch extenders and the reciever lock are all execllent quality, match website descriptions, and order/shipping/delivery communications are perfection.

7" extension fit like a glove for extending winch unit out past the bumper from the front reciever on the truck.

18" extender with step will be perfect for Hydra-Lift unit on the back of the RV. Will add bracket to hold 3kW generator under the raised Motorcycle, and step will also be very handy for access to top and check of MC/tie-downs when unit is raised and I'm on the road. Great!!!


I needed a short extension for my front hitch so that the ball mount would clear the front bumper. This 7" extension with the ball mount I purchased is a perfect fit for my needs -- the ball doesn't extend too far in front of the grill and bumper. This enables me to leave it in place on my truck when traveling to fish (Added protection for the front of my truck when other anglers are backing trailers at the boat ramp parking area).


Well made and sturdy. No moving parts to fail, so there also isn't much to review. We used this device to extend the hitch on our Infiniti FX35 far enough to accommodate a Kuat bike carrier without risking scratched paint from the hitch mounted carrier or the bikes. A two inch extension was really all we needed or wanted, but no one seems to make one smaller than this 7-inch device. Even so, it works exactly as it is supposed to. NOTE: It does NOT come with a hitch pin or anti-rattle device, so you will need an additional one to use this with your hitch. I recommend etrailer's #63232 LetsGoAERO Silent locking hitch pins; to remove any sway and eliminate rattle completely.


Works good, needs anti rattle.

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