Can you extend a hitch?

An extend ball mount will give you more clearance with out lowering your tongue weight of your hitch. There is an issue when using hitch extenders with receiver hitches. Using an extender will reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50 percent.

Are hitch extenders safe?

Using a hitch extender is safe as long as you stay within the limits specified of 50 percent of the hitch and vehicle load capacity, and 350 lb tongue weight capacity of part # HE06. The other option to provide additional clearance from your spare tire would be to use a longer ball mount.

What is the longest hitch extender?

The longest standard 2-inch hitch extension that will work in any hitch is 18-inches, such as # C45796, # HE18 or # RP11004.

Can I extend my trailer tongue?

Will Extending the Trailer Tongue Affect Tongue Weight Extending the trailer tongue will not increase the trailer tongue weight, it may actually do the opposite but you may be able to shift cargo or your boat forwards to get the tongue weight back where you want it.

When should you use a hitch extension?

The use of a hitch extender reduces the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. So if the trailer hitch is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight it would be reduced to just 500 pounds tongue weight capacity when using an extension.

Is it OK to use a hitch adapter?

Recommended Hitch Adapter for 1.25″ Hitches Yes, you can use a hitch adapter like this one from Brophy #HTAD which fits into a 1-1/4″ hitch receiver and has a 2″ receiver on the other end. If you want an adapter with a rise, there’s also #HT5R which gives you a lift of 5 inches.… view full answer…

How long can a hitch extender be?

TOPTOW Hitch Extender, Fits for 2 inch Receiver, 7 inch Extension Length, with 5/8 inch Hitch Pin. In stock soon.

Can you extend a trailer tongue?

I have extended the tongue on a couple of trailers. It is cheap and easy. Butt joints are a big no-no. The best way I have found is to cut the tongue off about 18 inches from the coupling and using a length of the next larger dimensional sized steel tube, simply sleeve the tongue.

Can you use a hitch extender with a weight distribution hitch?

Expert Reply: A hitch extender or adapter, like the dual-receiver MaxxTow # MT70070, cannot be used with weight distribution (WD) systems. As you note, use of ANY adapter has the unavoidable side-effect of cutting your hitch’s capacity by 50-percent.

What is the purpose of a hitch extender?

The hitch extender helps you avoid hitting your trailer or propane tank when turning and provides easy access to your truck bed or roof top. A special powder-coat finish over electroplating layer provides superior resistance to rust and corrosion.

How long should the tongue on a trailer be?

Trailer tongues need to be at least as long as half the tow vehicles width. Most cars and SUVs’ range between 5′ to 6 1/2′ so the minimum length of tongue needs to be half of this plus a little bit more (say 8-12″) to gain a margin of clearance when turning and to add stability to the trailer.