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Review of TorkLift Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - TLE1648

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TorkLift Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - TLE1648 Review


Today we're going to take a look at the TorkLift Cannon 48 inch long hitch extension for the three inch Ford Super Duty factory hitches. Now the primary purpose of this extender is to help create a towing setup that'll fit perfectly with your truck bed camper system. Not only will you be able to extend your trailer hitch receiver out far enough to clear the overhang of your camper, but you'll also maintain a high enough weight capacity so that you could tow a trailer.This extension piece will extend a 2017 or newer Ford Super Duty factory three inch receiver opening to a two and a half inch receiver opening and it will allow you to clear obstacles such as your bed mounted camper so that you can tow a trailer.It is a nice heavy duty design, so it does let you maintain a high towing capacity. It allows you to use a standard weight distribution system, and the extension will slide into the factory trailer hitch receiver opening for excellent support and stability. If you notice on each side they have the adjustable chains. This is a patented lateral support safety chain that'll provide extra security and help to distribute the weight back from the extension's receiver opening to your frame mounted hitch.We mentioned the receiver opening is a two and a half inch by two and a half inch receiver opening.

Now they do even include this included reducer sleeve. Let me just pull this out. This will reduce it down if you're going to tow something that needs a two inch receiver opening. If you don't need to reduce your sleeve, then you can just use the two and a half inch opening.Now also around the hitch pin holes, you can see right here where the hitch pin goes through on both sides. It is hardened and reinforced and that's to help prevent any elongation from any wear.

Right down here, they have these built in hookup loops for your trailer safety chains to hook to, and also right over here, they give you a electrical bracket that will bolt onto it that'll allow you to mount your seven way connector or wiring extension right here, now the seven way we do sell separately on our website.The very back here, at the very bottom after you insert this, there's two set bolts. These built-in set bolts will tighten down the extension to prevent any rattle or movement in the hitch. All these parts are a nice sturdy steel construction. They use a high impact powder coat finish on them to help resist corrosion.We mentioned the hitch pin and clips are included. This one here, when you install it into the factory hitch, will go in there and then this one here, if you're going to use this any two and a half inch or two inch sleeve, you can use the hitch pin and clip that's included.

Now we do also sell hitch locks if you want extra security. Those we do sell separately and they're listed on this product page as a related product. These parts are made in the USA.Again, the application for this is 2017 and newer Ford Super Duty, three inch factory trailer hitch receivers. The length of this extension when this installs, it'll install into the factory hitch up to about here. From here to here, your extension is gonna measure right at about 48 inches.

Maximum gross trailer weight capacity on this is 3,000 pounds. Tongue weight is 300 pounds. Maximum gross trailer weight when it's used with weight distribution, it'll be 6,000 pounds. Tongue weight will go to 600 pounds. The pins that are included, we mentioned they are five eighths inch diameter and they're four and a half inches in length. It does come with a nice owner's manual that'll describe how to hook everything up and how it all operates.But that should do it for the review on the TorkLift Cannon 48 inch long hitch extension for the three inch Ford Super Duty factory hitch.


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