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Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop

Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop

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Hitch extender gives you 7" or 10" of clearance when installing your bike rack in your hitch. It also provides a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin. 1-800-496-5010 to order Kuat accessories and parts part number HL20B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Accessories and Parts - HL20B

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Hitch extender gives you 7" or 10" of clearance when installing your bike rack in your hitch. It also provides a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin.


Features:

  • Hitch extender gives you extra clearance when carrying your bike rack on a vehicle with a rear-mounted spare tire
    • 2 Pin holes let you choose between 7" or 10" of extra length
    • Designed for use with Kuat NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Transfer, and Sherpa 2.0 bike racks
  • Rise and drop positions available
    • Use in drop position to prevent interference with lowered tailgate
    • Use in rise position for clearance over steep driveways and other uneven terrain
  • Threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin secures extender to hitch
    • Locking hitch pins (sold separately) deter theft of extender and bike rack
  • Durable, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Drop/rise: 2-1/8"
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: This adapter is designed to carry a bike rack only. Do not use to tow a vehicle or trailer. When using with a hitch-mounted accessory, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, the tongue weight of your hitch will be reduced by at least 50 percent.


Kuat Hi Lo Hitch Extender

Hitch Extender

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This hitch extender lets you carry a Kuat bike rack on your vehicle with a rear-mounted spare tire. It has 2 pin holes along the shank. The pin hole closest to the end of the shank provides 10" of extra length, and the pin hole closest to the center of the shank provides 7" of extra length. To install it just insert the extender into your hitch, align the desired hole with your hitch pin hole, and insert the hitch pin.


Drop or Rise Position

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This extender can also be used to lower or raise your bike rack 2-1/8". To provide clearance for your bike rack when your tailgate is lowered insert the unit with the head down. To give your bike rack clearance over steep driveways and other uneven terrain insert the unit with the head up.


Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin

Kuat Hi Lo Hitch Extender

Use the included anti-rattle hitch pin to secure the extender to your vehicle's hitch. Use your Kuat bike rack's hitch pin to secure your rack to the extender.



HL20B Hitch Extender - Kuat Hi-Lo - 2" Hitches - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise or Drop






Customer Reviews

Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop - HL20B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

Hitch extender gives you 7" or 10" of clearance when installing your bike rack in your hitch. It also provides a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes anti-rattle hitch pin.

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The Kuat Hi Lo was needed for my Wrangler JK with an oversized rear spare tire for use with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Rack. I have the rack raised versus lowered with the 7 inch versus 10 inch extension and it bikes fit and rack folds.

The anti rattle bolt on the Hi Lo extension works great and is preferred over a simple low cost hitch extender.

ONLY issue is that it does not come with a lock so with the right allen wrench my bikes and hitch (which would be locked to the extension) could be removed. To solve this I used the Kuat Sherpa included pin lock on this and purchased an aftermarket pin lock for the rack itself. Might be overkill, but with the cost of the bikes and the rack itself I would preferred that they were locked. 5 stars if it had a lock, which it should for the money.


Comments
1 Year Check in - First found it easier to use by flipping the extender to the lower position. Have taken multiple trips with 2 bike on 500 mile trips with no issues. Rack is awesome and only wish I bought it years ago versus using holding on to my old hanging style rack - HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RACK
Jeff - 06/29/2020


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I bought a new truck with a hitch slightly higher than my old one. As a result the tailgate wouldn’t open all the way before hitting the rack. This product solved the problem by lowering the hitch point and avoided the need to buy a new rack.




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Works great! Exactly what I needed. Without the extension, the exhaust on the left side comes out right into the wheel on the bike rack. I learned the hard way after melting a wheel...


Comments
To avoid damage to a hitch mounted accessory or anything carried on it, its best to have at least 12 inches of rearward clearance.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 10/03/2018


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Review after a year: Used couple times on different cars, with an extension. Installation was easy, reliable on mountain gravel road. The lock provided extra safety. Would recommend




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Quality build product. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 due to extender hitch pin design. Pin is small in diameter and cotter pin fits loosely. A very minor thing but worth mentioning. Overall a great product!




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Great products very well put together well worth the money I paid




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This came with one threaded pin and stop-clip to attach the hi-lo to your hitch. Since that is only threaded and not really secure, any one can simply unscrew this pin, and take the adaptor and your items away. Other lock pins may have difficulties fitting in the lock channels because of the threads blocking the pin hole clearance.

If your hitch only has 1 pin hole, you'll need to discard the threaded pin that came with it, to use a locked pin.


Comments
You can use the Kuat Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock # HLT
Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer Bike Racks - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches
$20.00
to lock your Hi-Lo Extender in your trailer hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 03/20/2020


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Exactly what I needed to extend the length of my Kuat bike rack! Bought a new Jeep with 33" tires, including the spare, so I needed this adapter in to connect the rack. Perfect fit. I leave this adapter on the Jeep and just take the rack off when not in use. THank you so much!




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Solid. Gives perfect clearance to attach a bike rack behind the spare tire on my Jeep Wrangler. Easy to install. It has an anti wobble bolt. Exactly what the doctor ordered.




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We needed this extension to get past the spare on our Jeep. Works perfectly.




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Although a bit pricey, it worked perfectly so that my Kuat bike rack would clear the spare tire on my Toyota FJ when folded up.




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The extender works great! I use the down position with the bike carrier on our SUV and the up position when using the carrier on our small RV. The up position clears the brake/tail lights, for good rear visibility!




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exactly what i needed, thanks to everyone at etrailer.com




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Due to a previous rating referring to a Hyundai Santa Fe it guided me to the Kuat HiLo. The riser gave my Kuat Serpa clearance from my exhaust. When installed the Kuat HiLo is very tight with no rattle. Very happy with this product.




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This extension was exactly what I needed to successfully mount my new Kuat NV 2.0 to the existing custom 2" receiver on my fifth wheel kingpin. This extension gave me the flexibility to mount the bike rack so the bikes safely cleared my fifth wheel front cap. It locked up solidly and worked perfectly.




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Wanted to mount the Kuat Transfer on my Wrangler, but spare tire was too big. This extension is sturdy and fits tight and secure. Kuat (and etrailer.com) never disappoints. Love their products and service!




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Fit was great. High quality. The instructions did not distinguish between washer and locking washer as to the order of putting them on and the cotter pin seemed to dangle a bit until I adjusted. Both of these are more likely my ignorance thus this is still a 5 star product sold to a 2 star mechanic!




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Great product...matches perfectly for the Kuat Nv2.0 bike rack. Well made and provides options for the high rise or low rise.




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Bought this to make sure the Kuat Transfer 2 cleared the spare tire on my 2007 Rav4—works like a champ. Installed this in the lowered position, when folded down flat the Transfer 2 doesn't get in the way of opening the rear door, either. Great purchase.




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Product provides what I need. Well bui lt.




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Great part, great service. This hi-lo receiver works great with my jeep. Allows me to run a Kuat rack and still open the rear door. Also had a great experience with customer service as I had to call an update my order before it shipped.




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Fit / finish is perfect as usual with Kuat. It’s Exactly what I needed for my Jeep, the spare tire now clears my bike rack.




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You rock! This is why we ONLY use etrailer.com and recommend you to our customers!
Thanks!




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Well made product. Great for SUV's with a rear tire carrier or single style tailgate




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Great quality and finish! Perfect for getting my rack out past my spare tire on my Jeep!



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  • Is the Kuat Hi-Lo # HL20B Compatible with the Original Kuat NV Bike Rack
    I spoke with my contact at Kuat who said that as long as your original NV is the 2-bike version that fits in a 2" trailer hitch receiver the Kuat Hi-Lo # HL20B is compatible. Please note that this will reduce the tongue weight of your trailer hitch by 50%.
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  • Will the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender Work With 20x47 MaxxTow Cargo Carrier On a Jeep Wrangler
    The Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender part # HL20B can be used in either the rise or drop position so this will not be an issue. It will also work just fine with the 20x47 MaxxTow Cargo CarrierMT70108 so there will be no issues here either but keep in mind there will be a reduced tongue weight capacity of 50%.
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  • Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Hi Lo Adapter # HL20b
    You can use the Kuat Hitch Lock part # HLT with the Kuat Hi Lo Adapter part # HL20B that you have. It's the same hitch pin design so it would work.
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  • Will the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer Bike Racks Work with the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender
    Yes, the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer Bike Racks part # HLT will work with the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender part # HL20B. If you like, you could use one of the hitch pin locks to secure the extender to your hitch and then another hitch pin lock to secure the bike rack to the extender. If you order a quantity of two this would allow you to only carry one key as it would work for both locks.
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  • Can Kuat Hi-Lo 2 Hitch Extender # HL20B Be Locked to Vehicle Hitch
    The Kuat Hi Lo adapter part # HL20B has a threaded hitch pin design where it installs into the vehicle hitch, so a Kuat hitch lock like the part # HLT would fit securely lock the adapter to the vehicle hitch. Then you could use the hitch lock of your Kuat bike rack to secure it to the adapter. I attached a review video for this for you to check out too.
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  • How to Lock the Kuat Hi-Lo 2 Hitch Extender to a Vehicle
    Yes, the shank on your Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack will work on the receiver tube opening of the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender part # HL20B. For a lock, you can use the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer and NV Core Bike Racks part # HLT.
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  • Does Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender # HL20B Come with Anti-Rattle Device
    The Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender # HL20B actually comes with an anti-rattle hitch pin for the portion that fits into the vehicle hitch. For an anti-rattle device that fits into the upper hitch opening that would be dependent on what you were installing in it as there isn't an anti-rattle pin that fits all accessories.
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  • What Locking Hitch Pin Do I Need to Lock My Kuat Hi Lo Adapter # HL20B to My Vehicle?
    The Kuat Hi Lo adapter part # HL20B has a threaded hitch pin design where it installs into the vehicle hitch, so a Kuat hitch lock like the part # HLT would securely lock the adapter to the vehicle hitch.
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  • Clearance Of Kuat Transfer 2 And Hitch On 2021 Subaru Forester
    I suggest the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III Part # C13409. The reason being, the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the edge of the bumper has been measured at approximately 4". The measurement with the Draw-Tite option is 5". This means that the Draw-Tite is one inch further tucked under the bumper and will cause an issue when adding your Kuat bike rack. I have researched and found that the measurement of the Kuat Transfer 2 in the folded, upright postion,...
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  • Is Swagman Hitch Pin Compatible With Kuat Hi-Lo Extender
    Yep it sure is! The Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender # HL20B you mentioned will absolutely allow you to mount your Swagman bike rack and lock it with the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks # S64029. I've added some links below to video reviews for you to check out as well if you'd like to take a look.
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  • How To Use Kuat Bike Rack for 1-1/4" Hitches Inside 2" Receiver
    In order to use a 1-1/4" Kuat Bike Rack with a 2" hitch you will need the Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter part # D101. This adapter installs onto the shank of the bike rack and allows for it to be installed inside a larger opening. The only option to drop the connection is with an extension like the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender part # HL20B.
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  • Clearance Options for Using the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack on a Jeep Wrangler Willys 2020
    I would be happy to help you. I spoke with my rep at Kuat we came up with an option for you but he does not think you will have the clearance you need to fold the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack item # SH22G or tilt it down to open the door on your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys edition. The hitch pin hole on the Kuat sits 11" from the first part of the bike rack in the folded position that would contact your spare tire. When tilted down you would have 11.5" before your door would contact the bike...
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  • Kuat Sherpa Platform Bike Rack Compatibility with Jeep Wrangler Sahara Cargo Door Opening and Spare
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray # SH22G has a measurement of 7-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when folded and 11 inches when carrying bikes. This will likely give you the clearance needed for your spare tire on your Jeep Wrangler Sahara. When tilted down, you will be able to open the rear door of your Jeep when there are not bikes loaded. With loaded bikes, the rear door will only be able to open partially....
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  • How To Lower Platform Height of Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack
    If you have a Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack like part # KU74FR and need to lower the platform height then there is actually an adapter specifically for this, the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender part # HL20B. This will lower the bike rack 2-1/8" but I can't recommend you install the cradles and hooks upside down.
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  • Preventing Exhaust Heat From Hitting The Kuat Sherpa 2.0
    IF you're worried about the Kuat Sherpa # SH22G melting because of the exhaust, I suggest using the Hi-Lo adapter # HL20B. This will extend your rack up/down and out. I really do like the Sherpa and don't think that you'll avoid the possibility of heating up the rack by going with a different one. The adapter is really all you need to give you peace of mind.
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  • Will Etrailer Threaded Hitch Pin Fit Kuat Accessories?
    Kuat accessories, such as the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 7" or 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop # HL20B, use Kuat-specific threading for their threaded anti-rattle bolts. Kuat was not able to tell me the size of their brand-specific threading. The etrailer threaded hitch pin won't work; the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer Bike Racks - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # HLT is going to be your best bet as this is the only confirmed fit for a locking threaded hitch pin for the...
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  • Will the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack Clear the Ladder on a Promaster 3500 or What Can Be Done
    When folded up, the closest part of the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # KU84FR will be 6-1/2" from the center of your hitch pin hole. More than likely, this will cause interference with your ladder. That being said, you can use the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender # HL20B which will extend the rack out 7"-10" depending on how much you need. It will also have a 2-3/8" rise or drop, so just orientate it to the position that best suits your needs.
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  • Can Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender Be Used with Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Rack
    Yes, the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender # HL20B can be used with your Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Rack like # BA22B-BA02B. The only thing you will want to keep in mind is that the adapter does reduce the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. For example if the hitch on your Jeep has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds, this will be reduced to 175 pounds when using the Hi-Lo Extender. This means the combined weight of the NV Carrier (around 82 pounds) and your loaded bikes can't...
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  • Increasing Ground Clearance When Using Kuat NV 2.0
    I recommend using a hitch riser like # BX88130 to prevent your Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B from scraping the ground. This one is heavy duty but will reduce your hitches capacity by 50%. With a class III hitch you should make sure that you won't go over half the tongue weight rating. The Kuat Hi-Lo adapter # HL20B won't cut your hitches capacity down but does extend your hitch by 7 or 10 inches which may defeat the purpose since it only give you a 2-1/8 inch rise. The extension will help gain more...
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    I recommend checking out the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack # BA22B which will work for your e-Bikes as long as they don't have a front fender. This is easily one of my favorite bike racks because Kuat has thought of everything when it comes to ease-of-use and adjustability, you can even get the Ramp Add-On # ANVBRB to make loading your bikes much easier. The NV 2.0 measures 11-3/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack. If you were to add the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender...
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  • How to Make Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Lower to the Ground For Easier Bike Loading
    We have exactly what you need in order to lower the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 bike rack so you can more easily lower your bikes. There is an adapter made by Kuat which will lower the rack by 2-1/8 inches that is going to be the best option for you: - Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender # HL20B You will just install the extender in the hitch of your Traverse and attach your Sherpa 2.0 bike rack directly to the extender, and it will lower your rack by 2-1/8 inches, making it simpler to load them up. I have...
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