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Old 02-19-2016, 09:24 PM   #1
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Hitch Extender

Ok. The first thing I need to do is apologize because I'm sure this question has been asked over and over again, so just in case, I'm So, Sorry.

Here it goes. I pull my 23IKSS with a 2015 Dodge Durango. Yes, it's a Hemi. I have a WDH along with a Sway bar and all seems to fit like a glove and works well.

My question is "Has anyone or is anyone now, using a hitch extender along with a WDH?"

I keep hearing that a hitch extender with a WDH is No, No.

It's not a real big deal. It's just that every time I'm on the road and I have to let the dog out, I can't use the Durango rear hatch because it hits the electric jack. Thing is, it's only about a half inch clearance that I need to get the hatch open. I thought about turning the jack sideways, but don't want to drill additional holes into the frame. Once I turn the jack, the holes don't line-up. They know what they're doing, I tell Ya!!

It may sound picky, but sometimes it could be very frustrating.

Anyway, sounds like I'm venting.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:44 PM   #2
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I wonder if you could drill another hole in the truck reciever about an inch from the one you usually stick the pin through, that would get you the clearance.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:13 PM   #3
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Look at this

http://jack-e-up.com


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Old 02-19-2016, 10:13 PM   #4
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My question is "Has anyone or is anyone now, using a hitch extender along with a WDH?"
No you cannot use a hitch extender with a WDH. The extender has a Max hitch weight of 350lbs. and a towing weight of 3500lbs. They are meant to be used when using a slide in truck camper to two a small boat behind.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:19 PM   #5
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You do not want to do that. You are creating more leverage on the tow vehicle by the trailer. I actually drilled a hole in my shank so I can get the ball closer to my axle. The 4 inches or so made a difference on the Jeep. Maybe come up with a different idea for the pup? We are lucky, as our pup weighs less than 4lbs.

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Old 02-19-2016, 10:42 PM   #6
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NO NO NO!

For all the reasons mentioned above.

That's one negative thing about using SUVS for tow vehicles.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:18 PM   #7
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Looks like the Jack-E-Up is about the same price at the hitch extender. I'd go with the Jack-E-Up.
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Since it is only about 1/2" call the hitch manufacturer and ask them if there is anything you can do with their product. If that doesn't work look for a different W/D hitch that might give you that little bit extra.
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There are some other posts here about rotating the jack. Try doing a search.
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You could look at a different length shank.
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