EXTEND A HITCH  
                   BOAT TRAILER HITCH EXTENSION

 

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510.909.4197

         

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Can you tow with the Extend A Hitch ?
No! The Extend A Hitch is intended to be used for launching and retrieving your boat. You still tow with your own boat trailer coupler. When you get to your destinations launch area is when you switch from your trailer's coupler to the Extend A Hitch's coupler. Extend-a-Hitch is to be used at the launch ramp area only.

How much does it weigh?
The 7 foot Extend A Hitch total weight is 88 lbs,  9 foot/93 lbs, 10 foot/103 lbs. and the 12 foot/118 lbs, which, when towing, is distributed back under your boat's trailer.

Does it come galvanized?
Yes, the Extend A Hitch is now Hot Dipped Galvanized in all sizes, for extra protection and longevity.

How much extra length will I have for launching and retrieving?
The7 foot Extend A Hitch adds almost 5 feet to your launch and the 9 foot model adds almost 7 feet, the 10 adds almost 8 feet and the 12 foot model adds almost 10 FEET ONTO YOUR LAUNCH. 

Can I install the  Extend A Hitch myself?
Yes.  All bolts, pins, and couplers are included. See the "Installation" page to give you an idea on how it is installed. Full instructions are included with your unit.

Is the Extend A Hitch removed from the trailer when not in use?
No. Because the Extend A Hitch is attached permanently onto your boat trailer,  after retrieving your boat, you just pull the pin, and the hitch slides all the way back under your boat's trailer for the trip home. The only time you would ever remove your Extend A Hitch is if you sold your boat and didn't want to part with your Extend A Hitch.  Once you've launched with an Extend A Hitch, you'll never want to launch without one.

Can I exchange my Extend-a-Hitch for a longer one?
Yes. Many purchaser's decide to get a longer model than the one they purchased. As long as the one you are returning has not been damaged or altered you may exchange your unit. Usually a 20% charge is applied to cover labor involved to ready the unit for resale, and for packaging. PLEASE, IF IN DOUBT, GET THE NEXT SIZE UP. It costs you far to much to ship your unit back, and then pay for shipping for the next sized unit. See below for how to measure.

Can I return my Extend-a-Hitch for a refund?
If you decide your unit will not work for your situation you may return your unit for full refund, (minus the shipping), again, as long as the unit has not been damaged or altered, and is resalable. If the Extend-a-Hitch has been installed, and needs detailing, then the 20% charge applies. Any units damaged because of neglect, improper installation, or improper handling are not returnable. 

What size Extend-a-Hitch will I need?
Many things decide on what size is best for you. If you only launch at one place, as a rule, you can decide if the 7 foot is sufficient for your ramp, or the 9 foot. If you want the ability to launch at low lake levels, horrible ramp conditions, or fluctuating tides, while keeping your tires high and dry, the 9 or the 10 foot should be enough. If your boat is over 20 foot and/or you have a high trailer or launch with a keel (sailboats) then the 10 or 12 foot is best for you. Cab over campers, RV launchers, and shore launchers should get the longest Xtend-a-hitch you can.

What are the dimensions of the 2' bracket that is bolted onto the tongue? The WIDTH of the bracket is 3 1/2", which will fit most, if not all trailers. (Haven't seen one bigger yet) Most tongues are 3". We provide nylon spacers to take up extra space for those 3" trailers. OUTSIDE measurements of the plates that extend up, that you bolt through, are 22", inside measurements are 14". Some trailers have the split Y up closer. There are ways to attach that back part of the bracket, on the other side of your Y, if need be. Please call 510.909.4197 if you have more questions regarding this.

How can I tell which is the longest I can install? The best way to measure is to take a 2 x 4 piece of wood and slap it up under your tongue. You'll be able to see how far back your 2 x 4 will go unimpeded. For some you are restricted by either your bow of your boat, or your axle of your trailer. This will let you gauge how long an Extend a Hitch will fit.

What about the skid plates? Those V shaped Skid plates have to be cut off, which is an easy job. A sawzall or hacksaw removes this, but my experience says, if possible, use a grinding stone on a sander/grinder. MUCH EASIER!!

 

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