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Could Hitch Portion of Darby Hitch Extender Fit on 2014 Jeep Wrangler

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Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack Item # DTA944-968-924 Looking at this part to match with a windshield mounted rack on the front of my wrangler. I want to use the receiver hitch mount but it appears as though I would have to remove my spare tire to use this item, all photos show this used with a pickup. Is there a way to mount this to the existing receiver hitch and extend far enough to go beyond the spare tire on my jeep? I would not use the roof rack, so is the receiver hitch mount sold as a separate item so I wouldnt have to get the matching roof rack? How wide is the cross piece that would hold the kayak, it appears to be an inch or so.

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Just the hitch portion of the Darby Extend a Rack part # DTA944-968-924 is available with just part # DTA944.

I attached a picture that shows the clearance it has to fit past the rear spare. 9-1/2 inches from the pin hole out to your rear spare is the most your setup could have. But if you could replace your factory hitch with the # DT78MR you would have the clearance.

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