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Hitch Extension for Towing a Boat on a Truck with an In-Bed Truck Camper

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Putting an 8 1/2 ft camper on a short bed truck 6 1/2 ft bed Need 2 feet extension to pull a trailer behind truck. I have at least 500 lb tounge weight, can I get an extension that can handle this heavy tounge wt? Thanks

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There is a Titan hitch extender that should work for you, but would require a Titan hitch be installed on your truck to handle a tongue weight loaded that far from the hitch. It is Reese part # RP45292. You can use it as a 34 inch extension or cut it down to be a 24 inch extension. At the 24 inch length, you will have a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds with a tongue weight capacity of 600 pounds. If you need more capacity than that, you can use a weight distribution system and your capacities would be bumped up to 8,000 and 800 pounds for total weight and tongue weight respectively.

If you do not already have a Titan hitch for your truck, you need to get one. Remember, you can only tow as much as the lowest rated component of your towing system.

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