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Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 12" Extension

Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 12" Extension

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Designed for use with tow bars, this hitch extender moves your 2" receiver opening 12" out from your trailer hitch to provide clearance for rear-mounted accessories. Rated at 10,000 lbs. Pin and clip included. 1-800-940-8924 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BX88264 or order online at Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 12" Extension. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts

  • Tow Bar
  • Hitch Extender
  • Hitch Extension
  • Blue Ox
  • 12 Inch Extension
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch

Designed for use with tow bars, this hitch extender moves your 2" receiver opening 12" out from your trailer hitch to provide clearance for rear-mounted accessories. Rated at 10,000 lbs. Pin and clip included.


  • Hitch extender moves your receiver opening back to provide clearance for rear-mounted accessories
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Pin and clip included


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Extension: 12" from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole
  • Maximum towing capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,000 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

Note: This hitch extender is designed for using hitch-mounted accessories or for flat towing only. Do not use to tow a trailer. Using this extension will reduce your hitch's tongue weight capacity by 50 percent.

BX88264 Blue Ox Tow Bar Hitch Receiver Extension

Item # BX88264

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Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 12" Extension - BX88264

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (84 Customer Reviews)

Designed for use with tow bars, this hitch extender moves your 2" receiver opening 12" out from your trailer hitch to provide clearance for rear-mounted accessories. Rated at 10,000 lbs. Pin and clip included.


I was looking for an extender to tow my new ATC STO400 trailer. I looked at several with 500Lb TW capacity and then I found Blue Ox unit. This thing is a beast, machined from solid steel. The TW is rated at 1,000Lbs with only a 1/3 hitch capacity loss!


I had to search far and wide to get a hitch extender that is rated as 'beefy' as this one (1000# tongue wgt, 10,000# tow capacity). It allows me to keep the spare tire on the back of the door on my Land Rover so I can still open it while the travel trailer is attached. Many hitches I research did not have this level of capacity and could therefore potentially lead to disaster if you're pulling a heavy trailer. I would recommend this product and purchasing it through e-trailer as it arrived 3 days sooner than the email told me it would which is kind of nice.

Etrailer Expert

Andrew N.


Keep in mind, this hitch extender is for hitch mounted accessories or flat towing it is not designed to pull a trailer. It also reduces the capacity of your vehicles hitch by 50 percent. I recommend looking at an extender for trailers, such as # GY89SR. This also reduces capacity of receiver by 50 percent.


Fast delivery and good quality


The Blue Ox Avail was a perfect tow accessory for us to tow a F-150 or a 2009 Honda Fit behind our 40’ Motor Home. It is easy to connect and disconnect. It is sturdy and functional. Great product for towing a vehicle!


Heavy duty. Very well made.


Very well constructed, fits properly and is rated for 10,000 lbs.


Use this in conjunction with a bicycle rack to carry our bikes between the coach and towed. This is a 10,000 pound extension that I don’t have to worry about when towing my 4,600 pound towed.

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Mike L.


I just wanted to give you a heads up that using the # BX88264 Blue Ox Extender or any hitch extender, for that matter will lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch receiver by 50 percent. Using an extender moves the downward force exerted on the hitch accessory further away from the hitch itself, which exerts additional stress upon the hitch and its attachment points to the vehicle, which can cause the hitch to fail. Which would be bad.


Ordering parts is easy and straightforward. I look forward to putting my e-bikes on the back of my Rv and use this extender to make space between my Rv and truck.


Its one of the best hitch extensions out there. Super heavy duty


Looks and feels very strong


Built tough, to last.


I have received the hitch extension and it appears to be well made and heavy duty. I will be towing my travel trailer for a one hour weekend trip this Friday and will use it then.

Di B.


Well, Hubert P., what is your opinion of it after using it? Thanks



It went well. The extension is rated for 10,000 lb and will give me the space I need to have my 4 wheeler in the back of my truck and pull my travel trailer with the tail gate down for the hunting seasons. With the hitch extension you need chain and electrical cord extensions as well.

Hubert P.


During the hunting season I moved my camper several times with your product and have no complaints


This extension is specifically recommended for the HydraLift motorcycle lift, when towing with a motorcycle on the lift. The extension is rather short, only 12 inches of extension, which seemed to me to not be enough, but that is what Hydralift recommended I use. I saw many cheaper / less expensive options, but only the Blue Ox was based on a solid slug insert with a sleeve around the solid hitch insert. This thing is super sturdy! All others were constructed of squared tubing inside larger squared tubing. This thing is a solid steel billet inside the outer squared tubing that makes the 2 inch hitch insert. One note, this is heavy! It is not going to bend. I believe the weight rating, some of the others, I would not trust.


Product works as described. I have a ramp system in the bed of my truck I use to carry my Harley in the bed while I tow my camper. Need to be able to drive and maneuver with the tailgate down on my F250. This product allows me to do that. Trailer is a 2017 Forest River Vibe 288rls with a 750lb tongue weight.


The hitch extender is very heavy and we anticipate that it will work great for camping.
The product description for measurements was really good.



We used the hitch extension for towing our boat and it worked real well.


Really fast shipping, Really quality equipment. This hitch extender is solid steel up to just behind the second hole on the extension part. It also comes with a pin and key.


Fast service, Helpful and great customer service!!


Good heavy extender that allows you the room to mount a spare tire holder.
Or fuel can racks or other items that you need to haul, and still tow a vehicle.


An excellent product for extending the trailer hitch and being able to pull the trailer and travel with the end gate down and side by side in the truck box.


Exactly as expected and described. I'm anxious to load my truck camper, pop in my extension and load up my hitch cargo carrier then hit the road. I tried asking around for suggestions but ended up just doing the math. Although using an extension cuts the tongue weight by 50% I have a 2,000# tongue weight so in using this I can only plan on 1,000# and the maximum weight I can carry on the cargo carrier is 600# so I'm in excellent shape. No more struggling to load/unload all my outdoor cooking gear... Thank you Etrailer!


the trailer im pulling has a short tongue, this extender lets me make sharp turns with out damaging my bumper. its made for straight towing but with my class 5 hitch rated at 1800 lb. minus 50% tongue weight its works great for my needs. add the super fast shipping and this product gets 5 stars.


Its alot heavier than I thought. I have a 12 foot flab bed dually truck and when we bought our camp trailer they sold us a longer hitch but if you have to doba sharpbturn it still hits the steel bed corner. Hopefuly this is makes it long enough! Going on a trip in a few days can't wait


Incredible service...communication with me every step of the way. Product was here in a matter of days. Haven't used yet to tow but it extends my hitch the perfect amount and is heavy duty. No worries that it won't be able to handle my trailer. Cheers.


Have ordered from e trailer before and will continue. This 10K hitch extension is just what I needed. Fast everything on order!


I had to Search, but etrailer was the only one at any price to have this extension....not the length but the strength. I had an issue with the shipping not being evident and etrailer contacted me and made sure I received it when needed. I think they need to update site to include shipping/delivery dates. But excellent service. Not the first order and will not be the last.

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  • Does the Blue Ox Hitch Extender item # BX88264 Reduce My Hitches Capacity?
    The Blue Ox Hitch Extender item # BX88264 will reduce your hitches capacity by 50%. Your F-350's 2,500 tongue weight should be high enough that this reduction won't stop you from carrying your dirt bikes because you will still have a 1,250 lbs capacity. I do recommend checking with your carriers manufacturer to make sure the carrier is rated to be used with hitch extenders.
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  • Recommended 12 Inch Hitch Extender to Flat Tow Chevy Silverado Behind RV
    I recommend going with Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars # BX88264. This extender fits 2" hitches, has a 12" extension and a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox and she confirmed that extender # BX88264 can used to flat tow your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 as long as you are within the capacities of the unit. I have included a video review of this extender for you to check out.
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  • Is Blue Ox Hitch Extender part # BX88264 Made in USA
    Yes, the Blue Ox Hitch Extender part # BX88264 is made in the USA.
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    Because the Swagman Traveler XCS - Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mount - Towing Item # S64664 has such a tall rise in its shank it is very unlikely that it would interfere with the towed vehicle. I am confident you would not need any extension. However, if you would rather err on the side of caution then I recommend the 12 inch Blue Ox hitch extender # BX88264. I have linked video reviews of it and the bike rack for you. This is an excellent choice to carry bikes while flat towing...
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  • Recommended Extended Ball Mount to Lower a Tailgate for a Golf Cart While Towing
    I wouldn't use a hitch extension like item # BX88264 because it will cut your hitch's capacity in half. Instead I recommend the Brophy Ball Mount for 2" Hitches item # BH20. This ball mount measures 13-1/4" long from the center of the hitch pin to the center of the hitch ball. It has a 10,000 lbs capacity and won't reduce your hitch or tow vehicle's capacity. Depending on your coupler size you will either need a 2" Hitch Ball item # A-90 or a 2-5/16" hitch ball item # C40030.
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  • 1000-lb Tongue Weight Hitch Extender Recommendation
    I have a solution for you- the Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars # BX88264 which has a 1000-lb tongue weight / 10000-lb towing weight capacity and will also provide a 12" extension for your hitch. This is the only hitch extender we currently offer with that tongue weight capacity that does not required the use of a weight distribution hitch. This extender would only be able to be used to flat tow and we do not currently have hitch extender that can be used for regular towing applications...
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  • How To Determine Correct Blue Ox Hitch Extender to Clear Tailgate For Cargo Carrier
    In order to get the right Blue Ox hitch extender, what you will need to do is simply measure the distance from the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of your cargo carrier, and then measure from the hitch pin hole to the edge of your truck's tailgate with it down. The difference will be the correct extender for your truck. For example, if it measured 22 inches to the edge of your tailgate, and 12 inches to the closest edge of your carrier, to make up the difference you would need the Blue...
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  • Hitch Extender for Blue Ox Tow Bars
    I may have a solution for you but we do not have the Blue Ox hitch connection extender BX84-0047. But if you are needing to extend your tow bar further out from your motorhome you can use the Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars # BX88265 for a 6-3/4" or 8-3/4" extension. Or the Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars # BX88264 for a 12" extension. Both of these extenders are rated for 10,000 lbs. but they will cut the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50%. They will work just fine for...
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    Blue Ox hitch-mount tow bars such as their Alpha # BX7380 and Avail # BX7420 can be used with a hitch extension up to 12-inches in length, part # BX88264, but Blue Ox cautions against longer hitch extensions. The potential risk is damage to the hitch receiver tube, not so much to the adapter or to the tow bar. Use of almost any extension or adapter will apply more leverage to the hitch tube, much in the same way that sliding a length of pipe over the end of a tire iron will give you more...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extension for Flat towing Jeep Grand Cherokee
    I have an option for you, but I'm afraid the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long, part # C45796 won't work for your application. It has a capacity of 3,500 lbs, and from what I found, your Jeep Grand Cherokee exceeds that. If a 12" extension is enough for what you need, your best option, with a 10,000 lb capacity, is the Bue Ox Hitch Extender # BX88264. This is the longest extension with the highest capacity we have available for a 2" receiver. Otherwise, please let me know the year...
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  • Will the Surco 2 Bike Carrier for Vans and RVs Work While Flat-Towing
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    The Blue Ox # BX88264 hitch extender isn't designed to tow a trailer. It's meant for use with a rolling load like flat towing a vehicle behind a motorhome. Because the extender moves the load out by a foot, using the extender lowers the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by half. Therefore, it wouldn't work for towing your horse trailer, due to the reduced tongue weight capacity. You'd encounter this issue with any other extender of this type. There are two safe methods of using an extension...
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  • Can a Roadmaster Hitch Extender be Used with a Tow Defender to Flat Tow a Honda Pilot
    As long as the combined weight of the Tow Defender # RM-4700 and the tongue weight applied to the hitch from the tow bar when the vehicle is coupled is less than 100 pounds, then yes, you can use the extender # RM-071-75 with the Tow Defender. The Tow Defender weighs about 20 pounds. This means that the vertical weight applied from the vehicle at the point where the tow bar connects to the extender cannot be more than 80 pounds. I recommend an extender that is rated higher such as Blue...
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  • How Long of a Hitch Extension Can be Used with Tow Bar
    Our tow bar/base plate kit manufacturers do not recommend using a hitch extender longer than 12 inches when flat towing since the added leverage stresses the vehicle hitch too much. For that Blue Ox does have the 12 inch extension part # BX88264 which has a 10,000 lb capacity. The Blue Ox part # BX7420 would be a great tow bar to use as well since it has the capacity you'd need of 6,500 lbs and is one of the easiest to use solutions available.
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  • 12 inch Hitch Extender with 10k Total Trailer Weight Capacity
    The hitch extender we offer that best matches your criteria is the Blue Ox part # BX88264. This 12 inch hitch extender has a 10k total trailer capacity and a 1,000 lb tongue weight capacity. You should note that when you use an adapter like this you end up cutting the capacities of the hitch by 50 percent. So you would need to confirm you still have the needed capacity.
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    I have a solution for you, however, the Blue Ox Hitch Extender # BX88264 is is designed for hitch-mounted accessories or for flat towing only, not to tow a trailer. Your best option is to use an extra long weight distribution shank, like the Curt # C17122, which is will extend your hitch pin hole out an additional 14 inches and offer a 1,500 lbs tongue weight capacity. Weight distribution shanks are pretty universal, so you won't run into any issues when you replace your existing one,...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation for a Ford Super Duty Hauling a Camper and Flat Towing a Honda CR-V
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  • Hitch Extension For Class V Trailer Hitch On 2014 Dodge Truck With In-Bed Camper
    We do have a hitch extender that may work for your 2014 Dodge truck. If the hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening, I recommend the Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars, part # BX88264. When installed this extender moves the extender opening 12 inches rearward, which may be enough clearance for the camper you have in the bed of your truck. This extender has a 10,000 lb maximum towing capacity and 1,000 lb tongue weight capacity. If your receiver opening is a 2-1/2 inch opening, we unfortunately...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Extender for use with Cirrus 820 Camper on 2016 Ram 2500
    We do offer many trailer hitch adapters that will extend the hitch receiver on your 2016 Ram 2500. The particular product you need will depend on how far out the hitch needs to be extended to clear your Cirrus 820 Camper, and the amount of weight you plan on towing with the small trailer or carrying with a hitch-mounted rack. You can take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the outermost edge of the camper to see what kind of clearance you will need....
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  • Dimensions of the 12" Blue Ox Hitch Extender
    From the opening of the Blue Ox Hitch Extender # BX88264 to the center of the hitch pin hole measures 2-1/2". Then from the opening of the receiver to the start of the weld, which is about where the tube depth stops, measures 12-1/8". The total length, or depth, of the extender is 18-1/8". I have attached a photo with these dimensions for you to check out as well.
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