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Can Hidden Hitch 80232 Ball Mount Be Used With an 18 Inch Hitch Extender

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I have a 2006 Ford F-250 with a factory Class V hitch receiver. Due to a spare tire carrier mounted on my rear bumper, I need an extended hitch in order for me to clear the spare tire so I can tow a trailer Can I install together the two items below? Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4inch Rise, 2inch - 15-3/4inch Long - 6,000 lbs Item # 80232 Reese Hitch Extender for 2inch Trailer Hitches - 18inch Long Item # RP11004 The tongue capacity on my Class V receiver is 1,000 lbs.

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You can use the Reese 18 inch extender # RP11004 and the # 80232 extended length ball mount together, but using the extender will lower your hitch tongue weight and towing capacity by 35%. If your Class V OEM hitch receiver is 2-1/2 inch, you'll also need a reducer like # C45405

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