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Can You Use A Hitch Extender On A Dual Receiver Adapter?

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We are looking to use a dual hitch for a bike rack and cargo carrier. Could we use this to extend the cargo carrier so it’s extended far enough away from the bikes to utilize it?

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One adapter is fine, but you actually can't also use the Curt Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers # C45796 as using two adapters would create two much of a weak point and would limit your towing capacity to nearly 0.

If you haven't found a dual hitch receiver yet, the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter for Tow Bars # RM-077-8 is a great option that has a pretty large rise/drop of 8", and would work great with a cargo carrier like 24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches # 63153.

This cargo carrier has a maximum capacity of 500lbs, a shank rise of 2-1/2" and measures 61-1/2" long, 25-1/2" wide, and 5-1/2" tall.

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