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Trailer Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 18" Long

Trailer Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 18" Long

Item # e48YR
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Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening to clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack. Prevents your trailer from hitting a rear-mounted propane tank when making sharp turns. Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock are sold separately. 1-800-940-8924 to order etrailer hitch adapters part number e48YR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Trailer Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 18" Long. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Hitch Adapters - e48YR

  • Hitch Extender
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 18 Inch Extension
  • 3500 lbs
  • Bike Racks
  • Cargo Carriers
  • Hitch Mounted Accessories
  • etrailer

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening to clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack. Prevents your trailer from hitting a rear-mounted propane tank when making sharp turns. Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock are sold separately.


Features:

  • Extends trailer hitch receiver opening out from the rear of your vehicle to avoid obstacles
    • Mount your bike rack without having to remove your rear-mounted spare tire
  • Durable steel with matte black powder finish and e-coat that resists corrosion
  • Requires hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (sold separately)


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Overall length: 23-11/16"
  • Distance between hitch pin holes (center to center): 18"
  • Distance from receiver end to center of nearest pin hole: 3"
  • Distance from accessory end to center of nearest pin hole: 2-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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



e48YR etrailer Extender for 2" Receivers - 18" Long

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Trailer Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 18" Long - e48YR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (125 Customer Reviews)

Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening to clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack. Prevents your trailer from hitting a rear-mounted propane tank when making sharp turns. Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock are sold separately.

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The hitch extender is axactly what I needed. I recently put a flat bed on my pickup truck and the hitch was no longer long enough to use until I got the extender. E trailer customer service was awesome as well



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Ashley is awesome. You should be glad that you have her Her customer service skills go above and beyond especially in today’s world. I would be proud to have had her work for me . The hitch extension was as advertised. The hitch extension and rear brackets were a day late which cost me extra time, into this Monday to get installed. Also missed the weekend for camping.



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Great website,easy ordering, recieved item as shown in reasonable time. TY etrailer



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Quality was good but I ordered the wrong length. Had to return for 14” long



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Quality product, welds on the steel are very good.



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This 18"Hitch Extender is justed what i needed to extend my boat trailer so i can use my tailgate on my pickup truck.Looks well made.Packed well+Fast Shipping.



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Surprised me how sturdy and well constructed this item is. Just what I need for trailer hitch extension.



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I love this thing... allows me extend my new bed extender another 18"... perfect for my new garage door service biz.



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Extender is very solid which makes it heavy if tongue weight is an issue.



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Great extender. Worked well for me



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It is perfect. Just what I needed.



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This is solid. No worry for a weld brea king.



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great price, fast delivery and works gr eat



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I haven't had a chance to use it yet but it is stout and I sure it will work well.



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very easy to get this ordered, no issues getting it.



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Looks well built . Haven’t used yet



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Have not used it yet but appears to be a good product so far. Hope it fits my needs.



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B I liked the thorough explanation of the product by Karen L. She went out of her way to find the right info on the product that I needed to assess it’s fit to my car and trailer plus bike.



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Heavy Duty, worked perfect to put a hitch cargo carrier on the back of my truck with a pickup camper on and the tailgate down. Have not tried to tow anything with it yet.



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Great product on time delivery



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heavy duty solid construction. Will use it to extend distance between vehicle and boat trailer when launching and retrieving to get trailer deeper in water.



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Perfect. Super fast shipping



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For being made in China, the quality is there.



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Fast delivery , product looks well made and I’m very happy with it



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Very solid, this is the 6th item I have bought from etrailer never a problem.very satisfied customer.


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    Because there isn't tongue weight like you mentioned you can use a hitch extension like the # e48YR with your dual hitch adapter so that you have the needed clearance.
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    Our Trailer Hitch Extender # e48YR will extend out your 2" ball mount 18". This extension is rated for a trailer up to 3,500lbs with a tongue weight up to 350lbs. Do note the extender will require you to reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50%. So if your current receiver is rated for 6,000lbs or more you will be within range for your 3,000lb trailer.
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  • Hitch Extension that Could be Used with Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack
    From the center of the hitch pin of the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 to the nearest upright portion of the rack is 8 inches so to determine how much of an extension you may need you would need to measure from the center of your hitch pin out to the furthest point out on the rear spare and compare that to the 8 inch measurement I mentioned. Most likely an 8 inch extension like the part # C45791 would work well for you. If you needed something longer we have the # e48YR which is 18...
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  • What Hitch Extension Is Needed For Carrying E-Bikes Behind a 2023 Ford Bronco On 1Up Bike Carrier?
    Using a 18" Extension # e48YR is most likely going to extend the bike rack much further than what you are needing. If your 2023 Ford Bronco does not come with a receiver we do have the Draw-Tite # DT37GR which is specifically designed longer. This will place the hitch pin center hole 3-1/2" behind the rear bumper which better allows for hitch mounted accessories to clear the rear tire. A Curt Receiver # C76WR which is more like the factory option places the hitch pin hole 3" in on the rear...
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  • Can I Use An Extender For A 2-1/2" Hitch In A 2" Hitch?
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    The Yakima EXO Swing Away Storage System w/ Enclosed Cargo Carrier and Cargo Carrier # Y44ZR is not actually meant to be used with any type of hitch extender or adapter so with your truck having a hitch extender, it's not going to be recommended that you use this as is. That said, seeing as though you're still going to need to use some type of an extension, the Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension # Y69VR has been approved and will work great with the EXO Swing Away # Y44ZR. If that is...
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  • Options For Pulling a Boat Trailer Behind a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 with an In-Bed Truck Camper
    The longest extension available that will work with the factory trailer hitch receiver on your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 is the Trailer Hitch Extender # e48YR. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch receiver to the edge of your truck bed camper to see if this extension is long enough. Keep in mind that a hitch extender like the # e48YR will reduce your trailer hitch receivers capacities by 50%, and has a max tongue weight rating of 350lbs and a max...
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