Anyone use a Hitch Extender
Iím looking for anyone that has used a hitch extender in the past. I need to carry a side by side in my truck bed while towing our travel trailer with the tailgate down. Iíve read as much as I could, and some do it, but some say that they would never do it. I only need about 5 inches or so more length so that the tailgate wonít contact the propane tanks on turns.
Iím looking at the one I attached, hitch adds 7 inches. They have them longer, but my feeling is the shorter I use the better strength it would have. Supposedly, when using one, it reduces your toungue weight capacity by 1/3. In this respect I should be fine. The tow rating for this part is 10,000 lbs, and the toungue weight is 1,000 lbs. I should be right around the listed max toungue weight. I do use a Blue Ox WD Hitch.
This one I attached, is a 2.5 inch reducing to a 2 inch. I could just go with the 2 inch all the way, but the wider sounds stronger to me.
Iíve looked at different options, and without breaking the bank this looks like it would work, but am interested in hearing from experienced users.
Steve & Sue
2017 Grand Design 297RSTS Travel Trailer
2017 Ford F-350 Lariat Crew Cab diesel 6.7 SW LB 11,500 lb GVWR package
Former: Crossroads ST26RB