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

Expert Reply: The only hitch extension we offer that is compatible with weight distribution hitches is the Titan Hitch Box Extension and Reducer # RP45292. This product is designed to fit hitches with a 2-1/2 inch receiver opening and then reduces down to a 2 inch hitch opening.

Can you use a hitch extender with a weight distribution?

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 hitchs capacity by 50-percent.

How much weight can a hitch extender hold?

It is rated for 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 600 pounds tongue weight. It has a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop. Or another option is to use an extender such as # MT70069 provided the reduced tongue weight capacity is still high enough for the trailer tongue weight.

Is it safe to use a hitch extender?

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.

Do weight distribution hitches reduce tongue weight?

Weight distribution works to distribute the tongue weight of a trailer up to the front axle of the tow vehicle so that it will sit more level and handle/brake better. That being said the systems do not reduce tongue weight or allow you to tow beyond the capacities of the vehicle.

What does a hitch extender do?

Hitch extenders not only put the weight further away from the hitch which would increase the leverage on the hitch, but they also add movement to the assembly which will increase the impact of the tongue weight since there will be play between the hitch and hitch accessory.

What is the purpose of a hitch extender?

Hitch extenders not only put the weight further away from the hitch which would increase the leverage on the hitch, but they also add movement to the assembly which will increase the impact of the tongue weight since there will be play between the hitch and hitch accessory.

How do you install a hitch extender?

0:150:58How to Install a Hitch Receiver Adapter - YouTubeYouTube

Can you exceed tongue weight?

Too much tongue weight could overload the rear tires of the towing vehicle, pushing the rear end of the vehicle around. When this happens, the vehicle is difficult to control; corners or curves may become more difficult to maneuver and your vehicle may not be as responsive when you try to brake.

What is considered a tow package?

In most cases, a factory-installed towing package will include a hitch platform, engine and transmission cooling, trailer towing wiring harness, and a strong frame for mounting the hitch. You also might have the standard brakes, shocks, and struts upgraded to cope with the added stress of towing.

Does hitch height affect tongue weight?

In a word, yes, tongue height DOES affect tongue weight.

How do you use a hitch extender?

0:360:00etrailer | Curt Receiver Hitch Extender Review - YouTubeYouTube

What can you use a hitch for?

Top Uses for a Tow HitchTrailer Towing. Its should come as no surprise that hauling a trailer is one of the most popular uses for a tow hitch. Cargo Management. Bike Rack Adventures. Trailer Hitch Step. Superbumper. Hitch Cover. Vehicle Towing.

Tell us about you

Find us at the office

Isma- Pazienza street no. 21, 67381 Ngerulmud, Palau

Give us a ring

Rhiannon Streiff
+20 609 345 224
Mon - Fri, 11:00-22:00

Say hello