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Hitch Adapters Installation And Review Videos


Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Jeep Cherokee- Video

Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today we're gonna take a look at the Yakima EXO SwingBase System here on our 2019 Jeep Cherokee. So the Yakima EXO System is a modular system, which means you can mix and match different accessories on the bases. To your bases are gonna be the swingbase and a top shelf. So if you have a top shelf on here, you can actually have two levels of accessories on your hitch. So we're gonna take a quick look at how the swingbase itself works here on our Jeep Cherokee. more


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1/26/2022 5:39:21 AM



Saris Hitch Adapters Review - 2020 Toyota RAV4- Video

Saris Hitch Adapters Review - 2020 Toyota RAV4

Hey everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today, we'll be taking a look at our Saris Swing Away hitch extender for bike racks here on our 2020 Toyota RAV4. So, this is a swing away hitch extender, which means it adds a little bit of length to where your bike rack is going to sit if you have clearance issues. In our case, if you wanna open your hatch all the way, this might be a good option for you. So, we'll take a look at its first or main feature, which is that it swings away. more


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1/24/2022 9:49:04 AM



Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2021 Jeep Gladiator- Video

Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2021 Jeep Gladiator

Hey everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today, we'll be taking a look at our Yakima EXO SwingBase system. So, this is a special system from Yakima. It is designed so that you can add different accessories. So, whether you want a bike rack, you wanna carry skis or snowboards, you want a cargo carrier or a cargo basket, you can do so. more


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1/23/2022 1:39:25 PM



Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser- Video

Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Hey everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today we'll be taking a look at our Yakima EXO System here on our 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser. So the Yakima EXO System is a modular system, meaning you can add different levels, different accessories. If you wanna bike rack, if you wanna ski and snowboard carrier, if you wanna cargo basket or a cargo carrier, you can do so on your hitch. So if you have your FJ Cruiser and let's say your roof rack is fully loaded with all your accessories, all your cargo, and you still wanna carry more. That's where the EXO System comes in. more


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1/23/2022 7:48:34 AM



Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited- Video

Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Hi everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer and today we'll be taking a look at the Yakima EXO SwingBase system here on our 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. So the EXO system is pretty cool in the way that you can have different accessories on there. So it's a modular system you can get the SwingBase and you can add a top shelf when you wanna mix and match, a bike rack, a cargo carrier, a cargo box, or a ski and snowboard carrier, there's a bunch of different options. Please check out our product pages here at etrailer if you want more information or whatever I've mentioned in this quick review video. So what we're gonna look at today is how it works here on our Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. more


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1/23/2022 7:28:53 AM



Tow Ready Hitch Adapter Review- Video

Tow Ready Hitch Adapter Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the tow ready hitch adapter. So if you have a two inch hitch like I do on my vehicle, but you have an accessory that needs an inch and a quarter, this is going to convert it down to that size. But with any type of converter, we are going to be adding a little bit of length to the back, and this is gonna cut our hitches capacity in half. So right now my gross trailer weight of my hitch is 12,000 pounds. So now it's 6,000 pounds. The tongue weight is about 600 pounds and now it's 300 pounds. more


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1/21/2022 12:40:39 PM



Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter Review- Video

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter Review

Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the Curt trailer hitch adapter. So if you have a two-inch hitch receiver, but you have some 1-1/4 inch accessories you wanna use, you can do with this adapter, but with any adapter, when you put it into the hitch receiver, as you can see, we're moving the point of which the accessory is gonna go in, out. And for this one, from the center of the hitch-pin hole, to the center of the hitch-pin hole, it's about four inches. So with any adaptor, or extender of your hitch, we're gonna cut this capacity in half. So my trailer hitch can have 12,000 pounds of gross trailer weight, but now only 6,000 pounds, and then the tongue weight of my head receiver is 600 pounds, so now it is 300 pounds. But if you do have a hitch that's bigger than a class 3 'cause that's the minimum class rating that you can use this adapter with, we wanna make sure that we're not gonna exceed 350 pounds of tongue weight, 'cause that is the capacity of the reducer. more


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1/21/2022 12:31:32 PM



Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2021 Ford Bronco Sport- Video

Yakima Hitch Adapters Review - 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

Hi, everyone. It's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today, we'll be taking a look at our Yakima EXO System with our TopShelf, our SwingBase, and our other accessories here on our 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. So what we're gonna look at is how the EXO System works with our vehicle here all in real time. So it's gonna be a long video, but we'll be going over some different measurements, some different weight capacities, and just see how it looks and how it works, if it's the right fit for you and your adventures. So first off, we're gonna take a look at the swing-away system. more


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1/21/2022 6:08:49 AM



Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve Review- Video

Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve Review

What's up, everybody, Adam here with etrailer today, we're going to be taking a look at the Curt reducer sleeve. So this is gonna come in handy if you maybe upgrade your truck or your hitch, and the hitch has different size, than a lot of your accessories. So, one, whenever you have your clip, you may need to grab a new one because the diameter of the hole is three quarters of an inch. So just make sure you have a pin and clip that'll fit that. Well, we can actually do two different things. So, with this kit, we're gonna get two sleeves that go inside of each other. more


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1/7/2022 3:41:34 PM



B and W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve Review- Video

B and W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve Review

What is going on everybody Adam here with etrailer. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the B&W adapter sleeve. So let me go ahead and take this ball mount out. This is going to convert your three inch hitch down to a two and a half inch hitch. So a situation where this could be useful. Maybe you just got a new hitch receiver, or maybe just a new truck. more


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1/7/2022 3:34:57 PM



Reese Super Titan Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve Review- Video

Reese Super Titan Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve Review

Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the Reese Hitch Reducer. So if you just upgraded trucks and now you have a massive hitch receiver, but you like the ball mount that you had before, B and W is kind of a high end ball mount, if you want to continue to use it, you can just reduce the size of your hitch receiver, and that's what the Reese is gonna be good for. It's gonna bring this down from a three inch all the way down to a two inch. So this is gonna bring our hitch capacity down a little bit. So now it's gonna have a gross trailer weight of 12,000 pounds and a tongue weight of 1,200 pounds. And this thing is gonna be one of the options that's actually gonna kind of stick out, so if you also need a little bit more distance from your hitch to whatever you're hooking up on, this is gonna give you a little bit more. more


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1/5/2022 7:36:11 AM



Buyers Products Receiver Tube Adapter Review- Video

Buyers Products Receiver Tube Adapter Review

What's up everybody Adam here with etrailer. Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the Buyers Products receiver adapter. So, this is gonna change your three inch hitch receiver to a two inch hitch receiver. A couple of different situations where this would come in handy. Let's just say you spent a lot of money on a fancy ball mount but you got a new truck and it's got a bigger hitch, instead of putting on a brand new hitch just so you can use that ball mount, just grab this adapter sleeve. It's going to be a lot more cost effective. more


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1/5/2022 7:26:49 AM



Review of Draw-Tite Hitch Adapters - 18 Inch Long Hitch Extender - HE18- Video

Review of Draw-Tite Hitch Adapters - 18 Inch Long Hitch Extender - HE18

Hi there. I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a quick look at this Draw-Tite hitch extender. Now, this is going to extend your trailer receiver opening out from the rear of your vehicle, so that you can get some extra clearance for your trailer as you're towing, or to avoid some obstacles like a rear-mounted spare tire, so that you can mount your bike rack without having to remove the spare tire. This is going to fit right into your two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver. It's gonna provide that same two inch by two inch opening for your hitch mounted accessories. more


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1/4/2022 3:13:55 PM



Yakima EXO SwingBase 2 Tier Swing Away Hitch Extender Review - 2013 Ford Van- Video

Yakima EXO SwingBase 2 Tier Swing Away Hitch Extender Review - 2013 Ford Van

Hi everyone, it's Eve Angeline here at etrailer. And today, we're taking a look at our Yakima EXO System, with our TopShelf, our SwingBase, and our different EXO accessories here on our 2013 Ford van. With our van set up right over here, this is a great example of the EXO System in action. You can see how we already have canoes up here, we have a solar panel on our roof, so that's fully loaded. Now we just need to maximize our hitch. So with the EXO System we can carry both our bikes, and skis and snowboards, but you can also use it for an accessory, like your cargo carriers, or your cargo baskets, in order to maximize your hitch, carry more things, and fully use your van for your adventures. more


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10/27/2021 7:55:27 AM



Brophy Trailer Hitch Receiver Extender Review- Video

Brophy Trailer Hitch Receiver Extender Review

Adam So we got a problem. I want to use this bike rack, but I can't even get it in there to put the hitch pin in because it gets so close to the bumper. So we do have a solution. All I need is an extender. So this one is the Brophy extender and this is going to solve our problem. It installs like any other accessory that you put in your hitch before. more


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10/8/2021 8:07:19 AM



CR Brophy Hitch Extender Review- Video

CR Brophy Hitch Extender Review

We got a problem. We want to put this bike rack on, but as you can see, it is touching the bumper. And also the exhaust that comes out of this car, it's going to be right on our bikes when the bikes are loaded or directly on this bike rack. So, we have a solution. We have a hitch extender from Brophy, and this is just gonna give us a little bit more distance, just so we don't have those issues. I only really need an inch for it to clear, but we have about five and three quarters of an inch of extension with this. more


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10/8/2021 8:06:26 AM



Curt Hitch Extender Review- Video

Curt Hitch Extender Review

So we have a problem, I have this bike rack, I want to use it but I can't because it gets way too close to my bumper. I can't even get it in there. So, we have a solution. All I need is a couple inches of extension. So I grabbed one of these on our website. This is Curt's extender for your inch and a quarter hitch, pretty simple and straightforward. more


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10/8/2021 8:05:17 AM



Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension Review- Video

Yakima StraightShot Hitch Extension Review

Spokesman We have a problem here with the Jeep or any of the other vehicles you may have. Sometimes that hitch is a little too recess, and you're going to have a little bit of issues clearing. So with the Jeep, some bike racks, we're going to have a little bit of context. So the bike rack, isn't going to be able to go all the way in, and as this tire width starts to increase more and more bike racks and accessories, aren't going to be able to fit. You can see the issue down here, our hole is here, and we need to get here. So we need at least that much of an extension. more


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10/8/2021 8:02:21 AM



Saris Bike Racks Swing Away Hitch Extender Review- Video

Saris Bike Racks Swing Away Hitch Extender Review

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer and today we'll be taking a look at our Saris swing-away hitch extender, right here at etrailer. So if you wanna carry your bike racks, but you also want a little bit of space behind your vehicle, for different reasons. Whether you have a spare tire, whether you have a van like a sprinter or a promaster where your doors swing out, or if you just wanna camp out right over here, and want space behind your hatch, while still keeping your bikes on your bike rack, as well as on your hitch, this may be a good option for you, because this creates a full 90 degree pivot, bringing your bikes to the side without having to take them off. As you can see, we're using this with our Saris freedom two bike platform rack, but this can also fit a bunch of different Saris bike racks. Check out our product page for the complete list of Saris bike racks. You can also use this with other bike racks, and we'll take a look at the dimensions you'll have to have on those racks to see if it's gonna fit or not. more


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9/22/2021 5:22:04 AM



Yakima EXO SwingBase Swing Away Hitch Extender Review - 2020 Honda Odyssey- Video

Yakima EXO SwingBase Swing Away Hitch Extender Review - 2020 Honda Odyssey

Hi, everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today we're looking at the Yakima EXO SwingBase System here on our 2020 Honda Odyssey. So the Yakima EXO System is a modular system where you can mix and match different accessories. So it will be a great option for you, let's say, if you do not have a roof rack on your car, you can't add a roof rack on your car, or, if you already have a roof rack on your car, you still want to carry more gear and more accessories, this would be a good option for you in order to maximize your hitch. So they we're going to talk about how the EXO System fits on our Honda Odyssey. So the first thing we're going to take a look at is ground clearance. more


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8/18/2021 1:17:53 PM



Yakima EXO SwingBase Swing Away Hitch Extender Review- Video

Yakima EXO SwingBase Swing Away Hitch Extender Review

Hi everyone, It's Yvan here at etrailer. And today we are looking at the Yakima XO swing base swing away hitch extender, designed to be used with Yakima accessories here at etrailer. The Yakima exo system is a system that's designed to mix and match different accessories to kind of build up and an in out with this system. The core point is the swing based hitch extender, you cannot start the Yakima exo system without this piece. The Yakima exo system swing base, works with the double up two bike rack for your biking needs, the snowbank ski and snowboard carrier, the gear locker, enclosed cargo carrier, and the gear warrior cargo carrier. Build up with a swing base for accessories for different adventures so you can go hiking, you can go camping, skiing, cycling, it's really up to you. more


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6/1/2021 11:59:45 AM



Yakima EXO SwingBase 2 Tier Swing Away Hitch Extender Review- Video

Yakima EXO SwingBase 2 Tier Swing Away Hitch Extender Review

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today we are looking at the Yakima EXO swing away system with the top shelf and the SwingBase. It's our two tier hitch extender here at etrailer. This is part of the Yakima EXO system and these are the bases that you need to be able to carry two EXO accessories on your hitch. Now, this is to be used only with the Yakima EXO accessories. So take a look at those. more


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6/1/2021 11:52:01 AM



Reese Titan Hitch Reducer Sleeve Review- Video

Reese Titan Hitch Reducer Sleeve Review

Hi there, heavy haulers. Today we're gonna be taking a look at Reese's Titan 2.5-2 inch reducer sleeve. And this is what our reducer sleeve looks like. You can see the sleeve here, how it takes up the extra space in our 2.5 inch hitch there. And we've got a 2 inch shank on our accessory here and that'll slide on the inside. So you could see how this would allow this component to now work in there. more


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4/16/2021 7:01:52 AM



Review of TorkLift Hitch Adapters - 42 Hitch Extender - TLE1642- Video

Review of TorkLift Hitch Adapters - 42 Hitch Extender - TLE1642

Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a quick look at this Torklift Canon hitch extension. This is going to slide right into the three inch factory hitch on your 2017 or newer Ford Super Duty. It's going to extend your hitch 42 inches so that you can clear any obstacles that you have in your truck's bed, such as a truck bed mounted camper. So, that you can still have your hitch there to tow your fishing boat or generator or other accessory. Our opening is going to be reduced down to a two and a half inch by two and a half inch opening. more


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3/25/2021 3:49:12 PM



Review of Yakima Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - Y69VR- Video

Review of Yakima Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - Y69VR

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're gonna take a look at this Yakima seven and a quarter-inch long StraightShot Hitch Extension for two-inch hitches. Now, this adapter will extend your trailer hitch receiver opening about seven and a quarter inches away from the rear of your vehicle. So this is ideal for vehicles with spare tires, recessed hitches, van doors, or tailgates. This will let you mount a bike rack without removing your spare, or create extra clearance for your trailer. Now, this does secure to a two-inch hitch receiver using the included threaded hitch bolt, washer, and clip, and they even give you a wrench to tighten it down with. more


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3/16/2021 1:23:58 PM



Review of Draw-Tite Hitch Adapters - 3 to 2-1/2 Hitch Reducer Sleeve - 58550- Video

Review of Draw-Tite Hitch Adapters - 3  to 2-1/2 Hitch Reducer Sleeve - 58550

Hi, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today we're gonna take a quick look at this draw-tite reducer sleeve. This is going to slide into your three inch by three inch hitch receiver opening on your truck and it's going to reduce that down to a two and a half inch by two and a half inch opening. So you can mount your two and a half inch accessories like your bike racks, cargo carriers, ball mount and that sort of thing right in there. It's gonna be nice and snug, you're not gonna have to worry about it wiggling around or anything like that. This is a nice heavy duty reducer sleeve, so it is gonna be very stable and secure. more


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3/9/2021 12:40:26 PM



Review of TorkLift Hitch Adapters - Ford Super Duty Hitch Extender - TLE1636- Video

Review of TorkLift Hitch Adapters - Ford Super Duty Hitch Extender - TLE1636

Hi there, I'm Michael, with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a quick look at the Torklift canon 36 inch hitch extension. This is gonna slide right into your trailer hitch on your truck. It's gonna provide 36 inches of extension so that you can clear any obstacles that you may have in your trucks bed, like a truck bed camper. So that you still have access to your hitch if you wanted to pull a trailer along with you. Or if you wanted to put in a bike rack and take a few bikes with you while you're out camping. more


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3/9/2021 12:27:21 PM



TorkLlift SuperTruss Hitch Extension Installation - 2021 Ford F-450 Super Duty- Video

TorkLlift SuperTruss Hitch Extension Installation - 2021 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Hello everybody. Clinton here at etrailer.com. Here at etrailer.com we install, test and review a lot of different products to help you as a customer make a more educated decision before your purchase. Today we're gonna be taking a look at and I'll be showing you how to install torklifts, SuperTruss, hitch extension for super hitches on our 2021 Ford F-450. So as you can see this is a pretty interesting looking device. And the reason you might need it or you would need it is if you do use an in bed camper. more


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3/1/2021 2:53:00 PM



Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Ford Expedition- Video

Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Ford Expedition

Hey guys, Carla here with etrailer.com. Today we are going to be taking a look at the Kuat Pivot two on our 2019 Ford Expedition Max. So the Kuat Pivot two is going to offer a solution for you to be able to swing away your bike rack. Whether it's a two or four bike rack, just make sure that it has a two-inch shank, dedicated two inch shank. It's not going to work on the inch and a quarter and two inch combos, but as you can see, I've got full access to my trunk and getting anything that you have in there..if you want to grab lunch after a bike ride or anything like that. So, I will show you how it works...putting our hatch down.So when we come over here, I'll actually swing it in for you. more


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4/24/2020 2:17:26 PM



Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Ford Expedition- Video

Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Ford Expedition

Hey everyone. Carla, here with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Kuag Pivot 2 on our 2019 Ford Expedition Max. So this is a great solution that's going to allow you to swing your bike rack out so you can gain full access to your trunk. So if you went for a bike ride and want to go ahead and get in your cooler or get anything from your trunk, or maybe even have just a nice lunch right here, then this will allow you to do that. So I jumped down here, I do want to show you this is compatible and it will work with two inch receiver. more


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4/24/2020 2:17:17 PM



Thule Hitch Adapters Review - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- Video

Thule Hitch Adapters Review - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Adam: Hi everyone, Adam, with etrailer.com. Today we have a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. We're going to be taking a look at a pretty unique product. It is going to be by Thule and it is going to be the Access Swing Away System. So what that's going to do is allow you to fully utilize your tailgate of your pickup truck with the bike installed. So let's just go ahead and show you guys how it works. more


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2/14/2020 4:37:22 PM



Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- Video

Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Adam: Hi, everyone, Adam, with etrailer.com. Today we have a 2017 Chevy Silverado, and we're going to be taking a look at a very unique product today. It is the Kuat Pivot. It's going to be something that's going to go in between your bike rack and your hitch, and it's going to allow you to pivot your bike rack away from the tailgate. So let's go ahead and show you guys how it works. We're going to have two different points of safety, one being a little arm like that. more


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2/14/2020 4:37:05 PM



Thule Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Ford Expedition- Video

Thule Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Ford Expedition

Carla: Hey guys, Carla here with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Access Hitch Extender on our 2019 Ford Expedition. So as you can see, this will allow you to basically convert your bike rack into a swinging rack, that's going to allow you to full access to your trunk. Whether you want to sit down in your tailgate, hang out after a bike ride, or taking the kids to the park, you can get access to your trunk all the way. So I'll hop down and show you a couple of features on this swing away. So right down here, one of the main things I like about this one that sets it apart from other similar swingaways is that it has a skid play right here. more


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2/13/2020 12:27:36 PM



Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Toyota RAV4- Video

Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Toyota RAV4

John: Hey guys. John here from etrailer.com. Today we have our 2019 Toyota RAV4 and we are test fitting the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender. This is designed for two inch by two inch trailer hitch receivers. It has a 250 pound weight capacity and it can accommodate up to a four bike rack.And what this is useful for is getting our bike rack out of the way so we can have complete access to our rear hitch area. Most bike racks nowadays have a tilt away feature like we have on this. more


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2/13/2020 12:27:14 PM



Review of EcoHitch Hitch Adapters - Hitch Reducer - EH54FR- Video

Review of EcoHitch Hitch Adapters - Hitch Reducer - EH54FR

Ellen: Hey everyone. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com. Today we're taking a look at the EcoHitch stealth hitch. This is going to be an adapter to go from your 2" receiver tube down to a 1 1/4" receiver tube. Now, the reason why you want this is because you already have some accessories at home, a bike rack, a cargo carrier, and you don't want to have to adapt those to your hitch. This is going to give you that tube you need to fit those accessories and be able to use them properly.It's going to come with the hardware to attach it to your stealth hitch. more


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2/11/2020 12:47:06 PM



Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Toyota Highlander- Video

Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Toyota Highlander

Adam: Hi everyone. Adam with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to be taking a look at a very special product. It's by Kuat, it's called the Pivot 2. You can't really see it right now, but we're going to show you. It's pretty much exactly what it says in the name, and that is just a pivot for your bike racks. more


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2/10/2020 12:37:21 PM



Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Toyota RAV4- Video

Kuat Hitch Adapters Review - 2019 Toyota RAV4

John: Hey, guys. John here from etrailer.com. Today we have our 2019 Toyota RAV4, and we are test fitting the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away hitch extender. This is designed for two inch by two inch trailer hitch receivers, and it's a great way to gain complete unrestricted access to our rear hatch area. This has a 250 pound weight capacity and it's compatible of up to four bike racks. However, we need to make sure for safety sake that we have a solid two inch shank. more


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2/10/2020 12:37:05 PM



Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Bike Rack Hitch Extender Review- Video

Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Bike Rack Hitch Extender Review

Adam: Hi everyone. Adam with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kuat pivot swing two hitch extension for your Kuat bike rack. What this is going to do is just get you full access to the back of your Jeep. Whether it's just a grab some gear for the ride, or you just want to relax after a ride, and actually just use it just to kind of sit and hang out.So whether you just got to the trails and you want to grab, let's just say a helmet cause that's always a nice thing to have, or some shoes, you won't have to wrestle behind your back seats or even just kind of slide your arm into the side to the back hatch here to gain full access. We have complete access to all of this, so it's going to be nice to do that or just kind of rest up after a ride.You got a couple of people you're riding with, everybody can kind of like gather around each other's vehicles, and this is going to be a cool little chill spot for you guys to relax and talk about the ride.So to activate the swing-away system, all we got to do is take this lever here and just push down. more


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1/6/2020 11:37:15 AM



Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter Review- Video

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter Review

Ryan: How's it going Ryan here at etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt inch and a quarter to two-inch trailer hitch receiver adapter.Many of our customers that have a inch and a quarter hitch on their car, or that's the only size available for their vehicle, have two-inch accessories, and those accessories aren't going to work with that inch and a quarter hitch. Well, this is an easy way to allow you to use those accessories without having to get new ones.The vehicle we have here today is a perfect example of that. The only hitches available for this particular vehicle are only an inch and a quarter in size, but, by using the adapter, you're not going to be limited on what accessories you can use.One of the things that our customers said that they really like about this is once you slide it into the hitch, we'll put your pinning clip through, it's also going to give you a little bit of extra length, and that's going to be perfect for those folding accessories, because you're going to get a little bit more clearance in between that accessory and your bumper.Now, since each hitch and each accessory is a little bit different, the way you're going to be able to find out if this is going to work for you or not is just to take a few quick measurements. The first one that you're going to have to pay attention to is to make sure that your receiver tube on the hitch is deep enough. That way, the back of the shank here on our adapter doesn't bottom out.So, from the center of the pin hole here on the adapter to the end of the adapter, it's going to be one and a half inches. more


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12/23/2019 3:22:16 PM



Thule Bike Rack Access Swing Away Hitch Extender Review and Installation- Video

Thule Bike Rack Access Swing Away Hitch Extender Review and Installation

Adam: Hi, everyone. Adam with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule access swing-away system for all your Thule bike racks that you may have. What this is going to do is get you full access to the back of your Jeep, SUV, or truck. With the 90 degrees that it gives you, we don't have to worry about our door hitting our bikes and we can either grab what we need for the trails that day or, if we're hanging out afterwards and we just want to hang around all of our rigs and just talk, you can do that as well. Whether you are just relaxing after a long ride with a couple of buddies or you're just grabbing your gear at the beginning of a ride, whether it be a helmet, maybe some shoes, backpack, whatever it may be, it's always nice to be able to utilize your vehicle to its maximum capacity without having to take away some of the features. more


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12/19/2019 10:08:42 AM



Fastway and Diversi-Tech Locking Ball Mounts Adapter Sleeve Review- Video

Fastway and Diversi-Tech Locking Ball Mounts Adapter Sleeve Review

Adam: Hi everyone. Adam etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Fastway hitch receiver adapter. Basically it's just going to be a sleeve that's going to go inside your 2-1/2" hitch receiver, and it's going to convert it to a 2" so you can use it with the Fastway or Diversi-Tech locking hitch ball mount. It was designed specifically for that, so you're going to be able to utilize both the locking hitch pin that you can buy here at etrailer.com, and also the locking mechanism on your ball mount.So we can actually just slide the sleeve in there, because there is two holes and they are evenly displaced throughout our two here. We can put in our locking hitch pin in there first just to lock that into place. more


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12/9/2019 11:17:10 AM



Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve Review- Video

Blue Ox Hitch Reducer Sleeve Review

Adam: Hi everyone. Adam with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox converter sleeve and what this is going to do is basically going to be able to allow all of your two-inch hitch accessories to go into your two and a half inch hitch receiver. So if you have a work truck, and you've got an SUV, and you've got a really expensive ball mount that you would like to use on both so you don't have to buy two, all you got to do is grab one of these converter sleeves.Blue Ox does make one that's black powder-coated, so it does go nicely with our black truck here. So basically you just want the longer end facing towards the front of your vehicle, so then those holes will line up nicely. Slide that on there, slide it in and you can get those holes nice and lined up. more


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12/5/2019 12:33:00 PM



Buyers Products Receiver Tube Adapter Review- Video

Buyers Products Receiver Tube Adapter Review

Hi everyone. Adam with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Buyers Products sleeve converter. Basically what this is going to do, it's going to allow all of your 2" hitch accessories to be able to fit into your 2-1/2" hitch receiver. So if you have multiple cars, you got a work truck that's got a 2-1/2" and you got an SUV that has a 2", you don't have to worry about buying two of those products. All you have to do is buy one of these converter sleeves. more


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12/5/2019 12:32:52 PM



TorkLift SuperHitch Trailer Hitch SuperTruss Hitch Extension Installation - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup- Video

TorkLift SuperHitch Trailer Hitch SuperTruss Hitch Extension Installation - 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup

Ryan: How's it going Ryan here at etrailer.com. Today on our 2008 Ram 2500, we're going to be taking a look at the TorkLift SuperTruss Extension. Now this is going to be specifically designed to work with the Torklift Super Hitch, and it's going to be a great solution for those of you that have an in-bed 00:00:19 camper, that still want to pull your trailer. Now, the reason the extension is going to make life a whole lot easier, is because sometimes those in-bed campers can actually overhang well past the beginning of our trailer hitch. So whenever you use an extension, it's going to bring that receiver tube opening out past our end bed camper, making life a lot easier to hook and unhook.Now, this is a 42 inch model and there are different lengths available to suit your specific length needs. For example, if your camper comes out to here, you may need one that's a little bit shorter as opposed to the 42 that we have. more


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10/10/2019 1:37:19 PM



RockyMounts Hitch Extender Review- Video

RockyMounts Hitch Extender Review

Jake: Hey guys. It's Jake here with etrailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at, and I'm gonna show you how helpful the RockyMounts eight inch hitch extender can be. Going to do exactly what it says. It's going to move the end of our hitch receiver out past whatever is obstructing us from getting our hitch mounted accessory in place. In the case of our Jeep here, it's going to get it out past our spare tire so that we're not going to be limited on what accessory we can use with our Jeep.Something to keep in mind is that when you have a hitch extender in place, it's going to reduce your weight capacity of your hitch by 50%. more


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7/30/2019 4:58:17 PM



Review of RockyMounts Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - RKY10011- Video

Review of RockyMounts Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - RKY10011

Today we're going to take a look at the RockyMounts hitch extender LS with the hitch pin and lock for two inch hitches. Now this part will extend your trailer hitch receiver opening without increasing the vibration in the receiver tube. This is an eight inch adapter extension that has a built-in three axis anti-wobble system here to provide maximum anti-rattle protection. The adapter will extend your trailer hitch receiver opening eight inches away from the rear of your vehicle and that eight inches is measured from the center of this hitch pin hole to the center of that hitch pin hole.So this is ideal for vehicles with spare tires, recessed hitches, van doors, maybe tailgates. You basically mount your bike rack without removing your spare or create extra clearance for your trailer. Right here, the locking hitch pin and anti-wobble bolt will secure this extension to your vehicle. more


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7/19/2019 8:47:25 AM



Review of TorkLift Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - TLE1648- Video

Review of TorkLift Hitch Adapters - Hitch Extender - TLE1648

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. more


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6/19/2019 10:02:16 AM



Review of Draw-Tite Hitch Adapters - 3 Inch to 2-1/2 Inch Reducer - 58552- Video

Review of Draw-Tite Hitch Adapters - 3 Inch to 2-1/2 Inch Reducer - 58552

Today we're going to take a quick look at the Draw-Tite Reducer Sleeve. This allows you to use a three inch hitch with two and a half inch accessories, so it just reduces that sleeve that opening down as the name suggests. It's going to have a five eighths diameter pinhole, so we can use that with any pin or locking hip pin that has that five eighths diameter. You can see our outer dimension there is three inches, the inner dimension is two and a half. It's pretty easy to use, just slide it into your hitch and then line that up with the hitch pin holes and your accessory and get that installed. That's really the trickiest part is getting everything to line up all at once, so you definitely don't want to use your finger to do that or else you'll end up like this with a mashed up, bruised finger. more


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5/8/2019 6:47:17 PM



Review of Roadmaster Hitch Adapters - Dual Hitch Adapter - RM-077-10- Video

Review of Roadmaster Hitch Adapters - Dual Hitch Adapter - RM-077-10

Today we're going to take a look at the Roadmaster dual hitch receiver adapter with a 10-inch drop or a 10-inch rise. Now when you're flat towing a vehicle with a motor home, you need that tow bar to be in the safe zone, and the safe zone is when the tow bar cannot be more than three inches above or below level, and the primary purpose of this hitch receiver adapter is to bring that tow bar level or into the safe zone. This adapted has a 10-inch drop, or if you flip it over, a 10-inch rise, and it'll allow you to put that tow bar in that safe zone position.This will also allow you to use a hitch mounted bike rack or cargo carrier while flat towing your vehicle. This is constructed of a sturdy steel. The shank on it, this portion right here, is a solid steel shank. The whole hitch adapter itself is constructed of sturdy steel. more


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4/22/2019 1:42:23 PM



Review of Curt Hitch Adapters - Hitch Reducer - C45770- Video

Review of Curt Hitch Adapters - Hitch Reducer - C45770

Today we're going to take a look at the Curt trailer hitch receiver adapter. Now this is going to reduce your two-inch hitch down to an inch and a quarter to work with your inch and a quarter accessories. This is going to fit class three hitches only. With that two inch by two inch receiver and then again unless you use the other side for your inch and a quarter accessories like a bike rack or cargo carrier. Now one thing to keep in mind with this is that it is going to reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50% or by half, so you don't want to use this in a towing application or for new snow plow attachments.Our receiver adapter is going to be made of a steel construction with that solid two inch shank. It has a nice gloss black powder coat finish, helps to resist any rust or corrosion. more


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4/2/2019 1:17:00 PM



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