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8" Hitch Extension

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Allows BackStage, MonoRail, SplitRail and WestSlope racks to fold flat on vehicles with spare tires, tailgates, and van doors. Works well for other rack brands including Thule ® Yakima ® & Kuat ®.

  • Extends rack 8 inches from receiver
  • For 2” hitch receivers
  • Reduces hitch receiver’s weight rating by 50%
  • Ideal for vehicles with spare tires, recessed hitches or van doors
  • Includes locking hitch bolt and standard lock pod
  • If you order any extension alongside a hitch rack we will key match all components before it leave our warehouse.

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  • 5
    Does the Job

    Posted by Taz Brown on Jun 5th 2020

    This extension does the job nicely. It has a clean look with the anti wobble device tucked inside. I have one on my moto carrier as well as my bike rack.

  • 5
    Works perfect

    Posted by Jody N. on Feb 1st 2020

    I bought this to extend the rack out past the spare tire on the back of my Jeep Wrangler. It works perfect. The bolt that holds it in place is solid and keeps the rack from wobbling. I highly recommend it.

  • 5
    well made

    Posted by Bike rider in CO on Apr 12th 2018

    When I fold my yakima rack up, it hits the back of my truck. I picked this up to move the rack farther away from the car. I wish yakima had made the rack correctly in the first place, but that is another issue. This showed up the day after I ordered it. Instructions were clear and it fit well in my curt hitch. The welds were nice and it had a good paint or powder coat finish. I tighten the bolt and it was rock solid. I should send yakima an invoice for this.

  • 5
    does the trick

    Posted by Jenny on Apr 12th 2018

    i had a hitch extension but it was always rattling around and driving me crazy. i upgraded to this one when i read it can get rid of the rattle and the movement. you have to bolt it in with a wrench, it came with a wrench, but i use my socket wrench (3/4" or 19mm) since it is quicker. took it on my first trip towing my camper and it worked great. a lot quieter and solid feeling than my old one.

  • 5
    needed more length

    Posted by William III on Feb 27th 2018

    i have a spare tire on my CRV and the monorail rack would hit the tire when i tried to fold it. i got this and now everything works! i wish they would put the tires underneath like other SUVs.

  • 4
    Hitch Extension 8" with bolt and lock

    Posted by Tom W. on Feb 24th 2018

    I enjoyed having the extra length on my Jeep as I could now easily access the rear door and also fold up my Swingaway Bike Rack (which I really enjoy and is good product). There is one thing I would like to see different - a shorter extension. (or at least an option for that) The new hitch extension is not nearly as stable off road.