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Old 11-24-2019, 06:14 PM   #1
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I was wondering how much capacity I would lose if I used a 24” hitch extender in a 2 1/2” receiver on my 2019 f350 (ccc 4114) towing a RB195 that has a gvwr of 5200.
Could I do it safely?
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Best to check with reputable hitch manufacturers to be safe.
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I ran an extension with a Lance camper. I believe a Reese. The extension will have the reduced rating on it. I believe my 24 inch maxed at 6k trailer weight and 1k tongue weight.
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I was wondering how much capacity I would lose if I used a 24” hitch extender in a 2 1/2” receiver on my 2019 f350 (ccc 4114) towing a RB195 that has a gvwr of 5200.
Could I do it safely?
A 24" extension? Are you serious? I have done that with a very,very small popup tent behind a pretty large SUV (Suburban) as I fabricated a custom bike rack onto it. I would NOT recommend much over 1000 lbs doing so. The additional leverage the TT would exert on the rear of the F350 could surprise you and fishtail, even on an F350.

I have to ask what the reason for an extender would be anyway?
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:13 PM   #5
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A 24" extension? Are you serious? I have done that with a very,very small popup tent behind a pretty large SUV (Suburban) as I fabricated a custom bike rack onto it. I would NOT recommend much over 1000 lbs doing so. The additional leverage the TT would exert on the rear of the F350 could surprise you and fishtail, even on an F350.



I have to ask what the reason for an extender would be anyway?


The truck is a short bed, I was looking at lifts to load a harley in the bed of the truck, but then I would have to leave the tailgate open.
I need the extension for clearance with the trailer
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The truck is a short bed, I was looking at lifts to load a harley in the bed of the truck, but then I would have to leave the tailgate open.
I need the extension for clearance with the trailer
If this was an F150 I'd say you need more truck. I never understood wanting a short bed one ton. You should have enough payload even with a 1000 lb bike but beware that the added leverage of a 2' extension seriously changes suspension dynamics and bobbing on wavy and bumpy roads.
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I ran an extension with a Lance camper. I believe a Reese. The extension will have the reduced rating on it. I believe my 24 inch maxed at 6k trailer weight and 1k tongue weight.


I think you are correct. I was looking online gvw 6000 with wdh 8000
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no problem, call torquelift and get one of their super hitch’s. they can also tell you exactly the specs you can tow for every one of their extensions.
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I was wondering how much capacity I would lose if I used a 24” hitch extender in a 2 1/2” receiver on my 2019 f350 (ccc 4114) towing a RB195 that has a gvwr of 5200.
Could I do it safely?
Reese makes a 24" extension for a 2.5" receiver, but it converts to 2" at the other end. Rated 800 pounds tongue weight with a WD hitch, which is plenty for a 5,200 pound TT. So you would need to change the shank on your WD hitch to make it fit a 2" receiver.

Here's the manufacturer's website blurb:
https://www.reeseprod.com/products/h...R4RkMsE576VeBN

And here's a discount price on Amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/Reese-45292-T...4655556&sr=8-1
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