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Today were going to review part number TLE1542. This is the TorkLift SuperTruss hitch extension for the SuperHitch trailer hitch receivers. This is the 42 inch long version. Now for demonstration purposes we are going to be reviewing the extension part itself. I do have it set up into the SuperHitch Magnum trailer hitch. We do sell those separately.

This part number would not include the receiver, just the extension part. This extension piece will extend your SuperHitch receiver opening to clear any obstacles such as your bed mounted camper so that you can tow. Lots of time when you have this installed on your truck if you have a bed camper that would extend out over the end of the bed and your hitch would be underneath there you want to extend it out. This SuperTruss is a heavy duty design that will let you maintain the high towing capacity and allows you to use a standard weight distribution system.Basically, this top extension will slide into the top receiver opening. The bottom compression tube will slide into the bottom receiver opening. Both of them are clamped together with these collars.

Then they use these patented lateral support safety chains to provide the extra security and help to distribute the weight back from the extension receivers opening to the frame mounted hitch.This is a lot better system than your extension that would just be a single piece tube that slides into your receiver and then would hang out here. The reason those are not recommended, because what will happen is when you use a hitch extension like that youll lose 50% of the weight carrying capacity of that hitch when you do an extension like this. If you use the TorkLift SuperTruss hitch extension and then hook it up correctly, youll be able to maintain that higher weight capacity.This part does come with this electrical bracket, which will let you mount your 7-way. There are holes right here in the plate that you can mount it like that or you can turn it this way and mount them if you want. If you do, when you go to move your 7-way from out under your truck back at the hitch receiver to this extension opening, when you do that what you might want to do is also we recommend; we sell as a related product this TorkLift wiring harness extension for the 42 inch extension.It measures about 48 inches long.

Its part number TLW6042. What this will allow you to do is plug this end into your 7-way back by your hitch and it will run this 7-way plug that you can see here, right up to that mounting bracket that you would install right here. That way youll have your 7-way right next to your hitch opening.This part is made of a sturdy steel construction. Has a nice black powder coat finish to help resist corrosion. If youll notice right here on this plate it has the built in hook up loops for your trailer safety chains.

The mounting brackets, as you can see everything here, and the hardware is all included. The hitch pin and clip or the hitch lock does come separately. We sell that separately. It does not come with this extension. This part is made in the U.S.A.One other feature I want to mention on this extension, what it does is it has the popular TorkLift design where around the hitch pins holes on both sides. They actually build up that area and reinforce it and then they harden it; the steel around there to prevent elongation wear of the hitch pins holes. Basically what happens there is thats a feature they use on their hitch receivers also. They do continue using it on their extension.Basically what happens is when you go to tow something and put the shank in there and put your hitch and pin through there, as youre moving back and forth when youre driving that shank movement will sometimes move that hitch pin and cause the hitch pin hole to elongate. To eliminate that theyve built up that area and hardened that area to prevent any elongation wear around the hitch pin holes.Again, the application for this extension is it will fit the TorkLift SuperHitch Original or the Magnum dual receiver trailer hitches. Again, the length on this, this is the 42 inch version. As you can see it extends out 42 inches; gives you a receiver opening of 2 inches. The maximum gross trailer weight capacity on this extension is 6,000 pounds. Maximum tongue weight is 600 pounds. If you do use this with weight distribution it will raise that gross trailer weight capacity to 12,000 pounds and the maximum tongue weight would be raised to 1,200 pounds.This part does come with does come with a lifetime warranty. Basically, when you install this what you would do is you would slide this into your top receiver opening. Put the pin and clip in. Slide the compression tube in. Put the pin and clip in. Take these brackets right here and youd put one all the way towards the front and all the way towards the back and then you would tighten this down so it holds them two together.Then you would install your chains to the end plates of your hitch. They have holes in them if its the TorkLift that its designed for it has the holes for the chains. Then youd hook then up to the plate here. It has the turnbuckle and basically what you would do is loosen the nuts here and then turn that turnbuckle until you can tighten up the chain on that side and chain on this side. With everything installed correctly it would maintain that higher weight carrying capacity.That should do it for the review on part number TLE1542. The TorkLift SuperTruss hitch extension for the SuperHitch trailer hitch receivers. .


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