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Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform

Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform

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Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and add a sturdy step to the rear of your vehicle at the same time. This extension lets you mount a bike rack without having to remove your spare tire, and it gives your trailer more clearance during turns. 1-800-940-8924 to order Brophy hitch adapters part number ST12 or order online at Free expert support on all Brophy products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Brophy Hitch Adapters - ST12

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 14 In Extension
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • Trailers
  • 3500 lbs
  • Brophy

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and add a sturdy step to the rear of your vehicle at the same time. This extension lets you mount a bike rack without having to remove your spare tire, and it gives your trailer more clearance during turns.


  • Extends trailer hitch receiver opening out from the rear of your vehicle to avoid obstacles
    • Get extra clearance for your trailer
    • Mount your bike rack without having to remove your rear-mounted spare tire
  • Provides sturdy step at rear of vehicle
    • Get into and out of truck bed or cargo area with ease
    • Access your boat or equipment without having to climb all over your trailer frame
  • Shank is a solid steel construction
  • Resists corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Requires hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Hitch receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Towing weight with weight distribution: 7,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Tongue weight with weight distribution: 700 lbs
  • Overall length: 19"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to front of the receiver opening: 16-1/2"
  • Distance between center of pin hole to center of pin hole: 14"
  • Step platform dimensions: 17" wide x 6-1/2" deep

Note: Using this hitch extension will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by one third. The limiting factor is the capacity of your hitch.

ST12 Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform

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Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform - ST12

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening and add a sturdy step to the rear of your vehicle at the same time. This extension lets you mount a bike rack without having to remove your spare tire, and it gives your trailer more clearance during turns.


This Brophy Hitch Extender with Step worked GREAT! Allowed me to keep the tailgate on on truck down so I could load my ATV into the truck bed and still tow the trailer with stabilizer bars without banging into the trailer jack.

Hitch extender is still working strong! Had it on many times to help get my ATV in the woods with my trailer! Highly recommended!!
Brady - 05/07/2020


We are using this extension on a truck with a 8 ft bed and popup truck camper. We are pulling two horses in a 12ft steel stock trailer. The step helps for getting into the camper. The only thing that I don't like is that it adds one more sloppy joint between the trailer, but I don't think I could have the truck camper and still pull the trailer without worrying about hitting the trailer without it. Other than that, it is very well built and solid. I would buy it again for sure. I have been happy with purchasing trailer products from etrailer and will do so in the future when the need arises.


This is a great company to do business with and very prompt in there delivery. I would recommend this company for all your trailer needs.


Order was easy and website was amazing. I love the different options and how they want to make sure you get what you really need


Excellent experience. Jeri is a super person to deal with. Professional and personal. I cannot say enough great things about my shopping experience. Thanks to all. Alan


Ask the Experts about this Brophy Hitch Adapters

  • Weight Ratings For Brophy and Buyers Products Hitch Extenders With Steps
    The weight ratings for the 14" Brophy Hitch Extender with Step # ST12 is the same for the 18" Brophy Hitch Extender with Step # ST18. Both are capable of up to 700lbs tongue weight and 7,000lbs trailer weight when using a weight distribution hitch. Do remember that these both reduce the capacity of the receiver on your vehicle by 1/3rd. So your hitch must have a weight rating of 1,050lbs tongue weight and 10,500lbs trailer weight to reach achieve the maximum rating for the extender. The...
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  • Will Brophy Hitch Extender with Step Work With Tongue Weight of 331 lbs
    The Brophy Hitch Extender with Step # ST12 will reduce your hitch (tongue) weight capacity - including the tongue weight - by 1/3 and has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. For example, if your 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 has the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75550, which normally has a 6,000 lb towing capacity and 600 lb tongue weight capacity, you would still be reduced to a maximum 3,500 lb towing capacity and 350 lb tongue weight. Since you...
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  • 14 inch Hitch Extender that Can be Used to Tow 4,500 lb Vehicle
    We have a hitch extender that does have the capacity needed and is 14 inches long with the # ST12 but the Curt you referenced would not have the needed weight capacity as it is limited to towing up to 3,500 lbs. The # ST12 has a 7,000 lb towing capacity.
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  • Recommended Dimmable LED Strip Light
    For a dimmable strip light the 7-1/2 inch Vision X LED Light Strip, # XIL-ST75, or the 12 inch, # XIL-ST12 is going to be the closest option.
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  • Trailer and RV Interior Lights with Touch Operation
    The Opti-Brite LED Sealed Dome Light Item # ILL46CB does not have touch capabilities. It would have to be wired into a circuit that is on a switch. We have some lights that are touch activated: 12 inch long # XIL-ST12 7-1/2 inch long # XIL-ST75
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  • Step for the Back of a 2016 Ram 2500 Long Bed
    I may have a solution for you but Roadmaster dual receiver # RM-077-4 cannot be used for towing trailer and it only has a tongue weight capacity of 400 pounds so it is not a good option. Hitch extender with step # ST12 would be a good option. The only problem is that since it is an extension it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 33 percent. And it is rated for just 350 pounds tongue weight itself so it isn't a good option either. If you can tell me the year...
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  • Solution for Gaining Clearance Between Tailgate and Trailer Jack with Weight Distribution System
    Hi Jeff! I do have a couple solutions for you, however you won't be able to use a separate hitch extender with your Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System when towing. The kind of torque that a weight distribution system puts on the hitch connection, along with the kind of combined tongue weight you're looking at with the Rockwood Trailer and loaded ATV, will just be too much to ensure safe operation with a hitch adapter in place. All of this together will simply create too much instability....
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Pickup Step Usable with Tailgate Down
    The HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Hitches - 9" x 6" - 500 lbs # HE4045 is the only extendable step we carry that reaches that far. We do have hitch extenders that have the step for that same purpose like the Reese Hitch Extender with Step for 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers 18" # RP11006 or the Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 19" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform # ST12. These won't extend quite as far out from the tailgate to give you the same angle with...
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  • Recommended Best Light for Bright Utility Reverse Light for Utility Trailer
    For the best and brightest utility light, I would recommend the Vision X # XIL-ST12. It's 12" long x 1" wide x 1/2" deep and by far the brightest strip light with an effective lumen output of 300. When you go to wire up the utility lights on your trailer the best way is to run the power wire to each light and then run the ground to both as well. You'd simply run some # DW02359-1 16 gauge wire (sold by the foot) up to the front of the trailer, and tie into a switch. It's important to...
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  • Is There a TorkLift SuperHitch Available for a 2016 Silverado 1500?
    Though I do have a 19 inch Brophy Hitch Extender with Step ( # ST12 ) available that is rated to 7,000 pounds with weight distribution, the dual style receiver is no longer available for a 1/2 ton Silverado, unfortunately. However, it should be noted that this will reduce your towing capacity by 1/3, so the limiting factor is the capacity of your hitch The Curt MV Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control # C17062 will fit with this extension, but I do suggest using the Roadmaster...
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  • Bike Rack for a Camper on a 1982 Ford F-250
    You'll need to take a few measurements prior to purchasing a rack to ensure a good fit. First, you'll want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point away of either the tailgate or camper, whichever is further. Your bike rack will need to be able to clear this distance to be able to equip to the vehicle. Because you have a camper, I recommend picking an extender with a step that will be far enough away to use to get into the camper. This has the added benefit...
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