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Reese Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - RP45018 Review

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Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2 1/2 inch trailer hitches. Now this extension installs inside of your 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver, and extends your receiver opening 41 or 48 inches away from the truck. This measurement is taken from the center of the hitch pin hole on your vehicle, to the center of the hitch pin hole on the extender.Now this extender is ideal for slide out campers, and extended over hangs. It's made from a durable steel construction, and it features a nice black powder coated finish to keep it protected from rust and corrosion. It also comes with a hitch cover that can be used to cover up the opening right here, for when the unit's not in use. That keeps dirt and grime out of the tubing, which is gonna help prevent rust and corrosion to the inside of the extender.Now, this is for use with 2 1/2 inch bu 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers only.

The extender reduces your receiver opening to a two inch by two inch receiver tube for use with standard ball mounts and accessories. The unit comes with a welded on electrical bracket right here, that let's you mount a trailer connector, making your connector more accessible. And then it has the large safety chain loops for easy connecting.Now keep in mind, you will need to attach chains from the trailer to the chain loops on the extension, and then on to the trailer hitch on your vehicle. Department of Transportation regulations require that you extend the safety chains on your trailer, so that they are attached directly to the vehicle. These loops right here on top should be utilized to keep your new longer safety chains from dragging the ground.Now this unit is set and ready to be used as a 48 inch long extension.

To use as a 41 inch extension, you will need to cut down the tubing, and you will need to leave six inches behind the pin hole when trimming. When used as a 48 inch extension, it has a weight carrying capacity of 4,000 pounds, and a weight distribution rating of 6,000 pounds. Ton weight rating would be 400 pounds, and when using a weight distribution system it'd be 600 pounds.When used at the 41 inch extension, the weight carrying capacity if 5,000 pounds, and the weight distribution rating is 7,500 pounds. Ton weight rating would 500 pounds, and when used with a weight distribution system, it would 750 pounds. But that's gonna do it for today's look at the Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2 1/2 inch trailer hitches..


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